Expect The Supernatural: Part 2

February 4th, 2023

Expect to be amazed when the people experience the Power of GOD!

Once again, are you willing to expect the supernatural and be a part of it?

Luke recorded by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 22:

17    “Now it happened, when I, Paul, returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I was in a trance

18 and saw Him (Jesus) saying to me, ‘Make haste and get out of Jerusalem quickly, for they will not receive your testimony concerning Me.’

19 So I said, ‘Lord, they know that in every synagogue I imprisoned and beat those who believe on You.

20 And when the blood of Your martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by consenting to his death, and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.’ 21 Then He said to me, ‘Depart, for I will send you far from here to the Gentiles.'”

Jesus uses both men AND women to bring forth His message with confirming signs and wonders:

Expect The Supernatural

February 3rd, 2023

Expect the supernatural!

Are you willing to expect the supernatural and be a part of it?

Luke recorded by The Holy Spirit in chapter 17 of his Gospel account:

11 Now it happened as He (Jesus) went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.

12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.

13 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”

14 So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God,

16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.

17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?

18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?”

19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you whole.”

All ten lepers were healed yet one was totally restored and made whole.  He was given new skin where the leprosy had eaten it away.  Both healings and miracles occurred in His ministry.  We are to expect even greater testimonies as we submit to our callings and minister Jesus to the lost.

The following video recounts what happened at Azusa Street in California beginning in 1907.  Should we expect anything less?

Our Message Is Simple

February 2nd, 2023

Our message is simple, “Repent and believe in The Gospel”.

Jesus spoke in Mark chapter 1:

14  Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God,

15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.”

The Gospel is the ultimate legal document that not only spans the world but also spans time: yesterday, today, and forever!

Once we have been redeemed and realize that GOD lives in us, we are able and we are to give humanity our best.  All the Jesus did, we are to continue.

Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 17:

21  nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you.

Where are Heavenly Places?  Within us who are redeemed.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 1:

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every Spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ,

He chose us to be His very own, joining us to Himself even before He laid the foundation of the universe! Because of His great Love, He ordained us, so that we would be seen as Holy in His Eyes with an unstained innocence.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 1:

12  Your hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when you think of how God made you worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by living in the light.

13  He has rescued us completely from the tyrannical rule of darkness and has translated us into the Kingdom realm of His beloved Son.

21  Even though you were once distant from Him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, He reconnected you back to himself. He released His Supernatural peace to you through the sacrifice of His own Body as the sin-payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in His Presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for He sees you as Holy, flawless, and restored,

You and I don’t need to become more Holy, we are as Holy in our spirits as is necessary to dwell in His Presence.  Our spirits are perfected in Holiness and this is why the Holy Spirit can and does reside in us.  We simply need to embrace this revelation.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 8:

28  So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect Plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are His Lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose.

29 For HE knew all about us before we were born and HE destined us from the beginning to share the likeness of HIS Son. This means the Son is the oldest among a vast family of brothers and sisters who will become just like Him.

31  So, what does all this mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us?

32 For God has proved His Love by giving us His greatest Treasure, the gift of His Son. And since God freely offered Him up as the Sacrifice for us all, He certainly won’t withhold from us anything else He has to give.

FATHER did not withhold any resources from Jesus as He ministered here on earth.  HE believes in you and me as well, and HE looks forward to blessing us as we walk according to our individual callings.

Being A Doer

February 1st, 2023

Can The Holy Spirit do the work without us?

Jesus spoke in John chapter 15:

26  “But when the Helper comes, Whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

You and I are the doers and The Holy Spirit is the Helper.

And in chapter 16:

5  “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’

6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

7 Nevertheless I tell you the Truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;

10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;

11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.

13 However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all Truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

The Kingdom of GOD is the King residing in the believer with all that the King is!  HE has set up His Throne in us.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Corinthians chapter 5:

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

And in Galatians chapter 2:

20   I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, Who Loved me and gave Himself for me.

I have Christ inside of me thus I don’t need some special anointing that many people seek out.  I once went to a meeting put on by those from the Toronto Blessing.  After a little bit, they moved all the chairs away so they could touch those seeking their anointing.  As they were placing hands on people, FATHER spoke to me and said, “You don’t need what they have, you already have what you need.”  I left.  The Word is superior to any man’s anointing. 

I don’t need a secondhand anointing when I already have the Holy Spirit residing on the inside of me.  I don’t need to shake, quake, or jerk but rather I must allow The Living Word to proceed out of my mouth and minister Love in Its various facets to those in need.

Christ is The Key, not you or me! The Kingdom of GOD should operate through us for we are simply HIS vessels here on earth.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 1:

26  the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.

27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

For generations, no one knew FATHER’S ultimate plan of redemption.  The Pharisees had no clue.  Before Jesus went to the cross and was raised from the dead, THE SPIRIT came upon men, women, and Jesus to minister.  Now THE SPIRIT is IN us.  Jesus sent The Helper to help us, not to be sent by us.  We are not to be passive in spreading The Gospel.

Hope

January 31st, 2023

You and I are the hope of the world whether they realize it or not.

With Jesus, the devil’s in trouble.  Without Jesus, we’re in trouble.

Religion obstructs our perspective as it did during Jesus’ time on the earth.  If you were to read the Combined Gospels of Love by Arthur Hawkins, you would see that Jesus constantly challenged the Pharisees and their message of elitism.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 23:

1  Then Jesus addressed both the crowds and his disciples and said,

2 “The religious scholars and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ throne as the authorized interpreters of the Law.

3 So listen and follow what they teach, but don’t do what they do, for they tell you one thing and do another.

4 They tie on your backs an oppressive burden of religious obligations and insist that you carry it, but will never lift a finger to help ease your load.

5 Everything they do is done for show and to be noticed by others. They want to be seen as holy, so they wear oversized prayer boxes on their arms and foreheads with Scriptures inside, and wear extra-long tassels on their outer garments.

6 They crave the seats of highest honor at banquets and in their meeting places.

7 And how they love to be admired by men with their titles of respect, aspiring to be recognized in public and have others call them ‘Reverend.’

8 “But you are to be different from that. You are not to be called ‘master,’ for you have only one Master, and you are all brothers and sisters.

9 And you are not to be addressed as ‘father,’ for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

10 Nor are you to be addressed as ‘teacher,’ for you have one Teacher, the Anointed One.

11 The greatest among you will be the one who always serves others from the heart.

12 Remember this: If you have a lofty opinion of yourself and seek to be honored, you will be humbled. But if you have a modest opinion of yourself and choose to humble yourself, you will be honored.”

To find out where people are at, listen and watch.  Do they constantly exalt themselves or do they genuinely have your best interest at heart?

Jesus is the only Spiritual Teacher Who came back from the dead to prove His teaching!  Jesus is the only Spiritual Teacher Who taught His lessons and then performed signs and wonders to prove His message.  THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE!!!

Jesus is confronted by a leper in Matthew chapter 8:

1  When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.

2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

3 Then Jesus put out His Hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

4 And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

Neither Aristotle nor Socrates could heal a leper with their philosophies.  Technology couldn’t heal the leper either.  Pharma isn’t able to heal though it could mask the symptoms to a degree.  The Pharisees had no solution.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 2:

12  that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Without GOD, there is no hope.  With GOD, hope abounds.

Jesus spoke in John chapter 14:

19   “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.

20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who Loves Me. And he who Loves Me will be Loved by My Father, and I will Love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Where Jesus is, hope abounds since He is able to change lives and give people true hope and expectation of a better life.  Every other path is at best temporary in nature.  It all starts with Love.

Love First

January 30th, 2023

Devils and Jesus don’t live together in a Christian.

Jesus is Who the nefarious ones fear.  Why?  If Jesus comes to live in a person, the demons must depart.  The Holy Spirit will drive out a demon spirit.  We are to be dangerous to the devil.

Since I have become a witness to the Power of GOD through Jesus Christ, I am credible and can write these blogs to challenge you to “grow up” and no longer be a passive believer.  I have been near death five times and FATHER intervened each time on my behalf thus you can’t convince me that Jesus isn’t alive and well today, interceding on my behalf.

Most of those who currently control major TV networks do not want the Name of Jesus mentioned.  Why?  They are afraid of Who He is and what He can do in a person’s life.  His unconditional Love will change a person’s heart and eliminate a revenue stream for the lost.  Instead, the person expands the Kingdom of GOD and righteousness throughout the land.

Jesus is the Essence of Love and Calvary is all about Love whereas Pentecost is about Power from On High.  The revelation of Love always comes before power.  Many Christians have failed to grasp this revelation.  We need both!  Power without Love can be cruel.  The Pharisees revealed that reality to us in Scripture.

Hope is the picture of what we are to see by revelation knowledge, faith possesses it, but it must be based on Love.  Both faith and hope come by hearing The Word (aka Love) of GOD.  Hope gives us the picture of everything Jesus died for to provide us.  If you don’t see it, you can’t expect it in your life.  Love makes it possible.  Because of this Truth, the adversary does not want us exposed to the power in The Name of Jesus.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 1:

15  Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your Love for all the saints,

16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the Heavenly places,

21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

With this understanding, we have a more in-depth revelation when Jesus spoke in John chapter 3:

16   For God so Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

Revelation Versus Knowledge

January 29th, 2023

Would you rather have revelation or be an expert in knowledge of the Scripture?

Religion obstructs our perspective!  Think about it.  Paul is the perfect example.  He was the top upcoming Pharisee and was charged with eradicating what was thought to be a cult of Christian believers.  His education was superior to all others, and he would have earned his Ph.D. in Theology if it existed then.  Yet, he had no revelation even though he was an expert on the Old Testament.

It took a revelatory encounter with Jesus Himself to turn Saul into Paul, from an enemy to the vital supporter of Christ he became.  This is why we must not let a person with the prefix “Dr.” in front of his or her name determine the credibility of the message and/or writing being promoted. 

It is all about revelation from Above, not intellectual prowess or a person’s charismatic nature.  We must submit to The Holy Spirit in everything we hear and read.  The essence of Paul’s teachings is centered around Jesus being resurrected from the dead and is alive today.  Paul’s personal encounter with the resurrected Jesus changed him completely.  His doctorate in religion was of no consequence.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1st Corinthians chapter 15:

12  Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen.

14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.

15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up-if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen.

17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!

18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

Jesus’ resurrection separates Him from all the philosophers for they had no credible evidence to support their views.  Their teaching was and is vain, empty of Truth!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 1:

15  Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your Love for all the saints,

16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Is our faith in vain?  How big is Jesus in us?  Isn’t it all about our expectations and orientation of who we are in Christ?  It has nothing to do with studying constellations, Old Testament Law, types and shadows, or Biblical numerology.  I’ve been there and done that and missed vital aspects of Paul’s revelation.  Now, that is being corrected… thankfully!

It is all about Who we know, not what we know.

The Essence Of Our Message

January 28th, 2023

The essence of the Christian message is that GOD raised Jesus from the dead and He is alive today.

Christianity differs from religions from around the world in this one Truth.  All the prophets of the various religions are dead and in the grave!

Luke recorded by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 1:

1  The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

2 until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,

3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.

The number forty is significant, for it speaks of transformation and completeness through testing.  Jesus was tempted 40 days.  The deluge during Noah’s day lasted 40 days and nights.  Moses met with God for 40 days on Sinai.  Israel wandered for 40 years, and Elijah fasted for 40 days.  Jesus spent 40 days appearing to His disciples to teach them that a day of completeness and transformation had arrived.  It took them 40 days to comprehend that Christ’s Kingdom was spiritual not political.

Jesus spent 40 days changing the mindsets of the disciples who were entrenched in past teachings… after He was raised from the dead, after they had seen all the miracles of His ministry!  They had been focused on the expected political changes rather than the spiritual transformation Jesus taught.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 13:

8  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Paul had firsthand experience with Jesus in His current spiritual state, what an excellent expert witness!

Jesus spoke in John chapter 20:

21 Jesus repeated his greeting, “Peace to you!” And He told them, “Just as the Father has sent Me, I’m now sending you.”

You also means us.

Mark recorded in his Gospel in chapter 16:

19  So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into Heaven, and sat down at the Right Hand of God.

20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the Word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

We are commissioned to do the same.

Paul preached these simple Truths when he spoke by The Holy Spirit in 1st Corinthians chapter 15:

1  Dear friends, let me give you clearly the heart of the Gospel that I’ve preached to you-the Good News that you have heartily received and on which you stand.

2 For it is through the revelation of the Gospel that you are being saved, if you fasten your life firmly to the message I’ve taught you, unless you have believed in vain.

3 For I have shared with you what I have received and what is of utmost importance: The Messiah died for our sins, fulfilling the prophecies of the Scriptures.

4 He was buried in a tomb and was raised from the dead after three days, as foretold in the Scriptures.

5 Then He appeared to Peter the Rock and to the twelve apostles.

6 He also appeared to more than five hundred of his followers at the same time, most of whom are still alive as I write this, though a few have passed away.

7 Then He appeared to Jacob and to all the apostles.

8 Last of all he appeared in front of me, like one born prematurely, ripped from the womb.

9 Yes, I am the most insignificant of all the apostles, unworthy even to be called an apostle, because I hunted down believers and persecuted God’s church.

10 But God’s amazing grace has made me who I am! And His grace to me was not fruitless. In fact, I worked harder than all the rest, yet not in my own strength but God’s, for his empowering grace is poured out upon me.

11 So this is what we all have taught you, and whether it was through me or someone else, you have now believed the Gospel.

We are to teach reality, not opinions, theories, or religion.

Our Best Interest

January 27th, 2023

GOD’S Power in us is expressed as Love in action through us.

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Malachi chapter 3:

10  Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of Heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.

11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the LORD of hosts;

12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the LORD of hosts.”

When FATHER said, “Bring all the tithes”, HE did not “Would you please…”.  HE did not beg us or plead with us.  After all, HE does not need our resources.  HE is creative and can manifest anything HE needs. 

This passage is really all about how much we Love and trust HIM.  It establishes true ownership in the most fundamental sense.  FATHER has given us the ability to choose thus HE leaves the decision to us.  Our decision reflects our current state of maturity and serves as a barometer of where we truly stand with HIM.

HE did the same thing in Deuteronomy chapter 28:

1  “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God

Everybody wants the blessings mentioned in verses 3 through 14.  However, FATHER further instructs us:

15   “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

Has FATHER changed in HIS Divine Intent?  No.  Actually, HE had Jesus further disclose details of obedience when Jesus spoke in John chapter 15:

9  “As the Father Loved Me, I also have Loved you; abide in My Love.

10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

12 This is My commandment, that you Love one another as I have Loved you.

13 Greater Love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My Name He may give you.

17 These things I command you, that you Love one another.

Did Jesus get these Words from Our Heavenly Father?  Totally.  FATHER only has our best interest at heart in all matters.

Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 6:

38   “Give generously and generous gifts will be given back to you, shaken down to make room for more. Abundant gifts will pour out upon you with such an overflowing measure that it will run over the top! Your measurement of generosity becomes the measurement of your return.”

My wife and I have lived by these Words and can testify to their validity.  Generosity brings forth favor, often from unexpected sources.

Become Active

January 26th, 2023

Our best is GOD’S best on earth.  Love acts!

In Galatians chapter 1 is where Paul received his revelation:

11  Beloved ones, let me say emphatically that the Gospel entrusted to me was not given to me by any man.

12 No one taught me this revelation, for it was given to me directly by the unveiling of Jesus the Anointed One.

15 But then God called me by His grace; and in Love, He chose me from my birth to be His.

16 God’s grace unveiled his Son in me so that I would proclaim Him to the non-Jewish people of the world. After I had this encounter I kept it a secret for some time, sharing it with no one.

17 And I chose not to run to Jerusalem to try to impress those who had become apostles before me. Instead, I went away into the Arabian Desert for a season until I returned to Damascus, where I had first encountered Jesus.

The Gospel is a Gospel of redemption.

The Gospel is committed to our trust.

The Gospel of redemption is for all people, the whole world.

Paul had a revelation for action.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Corinthians chapter 5:

19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And He gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.

In other words, it was through the Anointed One that God was shepherding the world, not even keeping records of their transgressions, and He has entrusted to us the ministry of opening the door of reconciliation to God.

20 We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world, as though God were tenderly pleading with them directly through our lips. So we tenderly plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Turn back to God and be reconciled to Him.”

Paul also wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 1:

9 God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about His Son.

And in 1st Timothy chapter 1:

11 that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.

The world is out there and they need us.  There is an urgency for action.

And the Beloved disciple wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1st John chapter 2:

2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

GOD’S Word is provable. GOD’S Love is irresistible, and we are to share HIS Love.  We are to fulfill the Will of GOD.  We need to make Christianity practical to the world and not use church speak that they don’t understand.

What is spiritual maturity?  It is the state of being fully developed where we not only hear Our Heavenly Father, but we respond to His Word and take the appropriate action.

Jesus spoke in John chapter 6:

38 For I have come down from Heaven, not to do My own Will, but the Will of Him Who sent Me.

Jesus spoke in John chapter 15:

9   “I Love each of you with the same Love that the Father Loves me. You must continually let My Love nourish your hearts.

10 If you keep My commands, you will live in My Love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by His Love. 11 My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness!

12 “So this is My command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have Loved you. 13 For the greatest Love of all is a Love that sacrifices all. And this great Love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends.

14 “You show that you are My intimate friends when you obey all that I command you.

15 I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you My most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from My Father.

16 You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen and commissioned you to go into the world to bear fruit. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of My Father, for My sake, He will give it to you!

17 So this is My parting command: Love one another deeply!”

Jesus spoke in Acts chapter 1:

8 But I promise you this-the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power. And you will be My messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces-even to the remotest places on earth!”

It is good to study to show yourself approved, but at some point, we are to become active in doing what we have been instructed to do.