Impulses Of The Holy Spirit

November 28th, 2020

Isaiah wrote by The Holy Spirit in chapter 1:

18 ​​“Come now, and let us reason together,”

​​Says the LORD,

​​“Though your sins are like scarlet,

​​They shall be as white as snow;

​​Though they are red like crimson,

​​They shall be as wool.

19 ​​If you are willing and obedient,

​​You shall eat the good of the land;

We are called to not only be obedient, but we must be willing as well.  Our willingness must come from our heart and not our head out of compliance of some legalistic requirement.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 8:

1 So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One.

If there is just one verse we need to grasp, it is the Good News of our life-union with Jesus!  Those accusing voices have no basis by which we can be kept in the chains of our past thoughts and acts for we have truly been redeemed by HIS Blood.  This freedom should motivate each of us to seek out the richness of walking with Jesus and in His provision. 

We should be looking for ways to be a blessing to others and spread the great news of a life without guilt and deception.  There is no more confusion brought on by those voices of condemnation telling you and me we are not “good enough” in some area in order to be accepted.  Our Heavenly Father Loves us for who we are for HE formed us in the womb by HIS Design.  Why would I challenge HIM and HIS Design for me?

2 For the “law” of the Spirit of life flowing through the anointing of Jesus has liberated us from the “law” of sin and death. 3 For God achieved what the law was unable to accomplish, because the law was limited by the weakness of human nature.

Yet God sent us his Son in human form to identify with human weakness. Clothed with humanity, God’s Son gave his body to be the sin-offering so that God could once and for all condemn the guilt and power of sin. 4 So now every righteous requirement of the law can be fulfilled through the Anointed One living his life in us. And we are free to live, not according to our flesh, but by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit!

We are meant to live by the dynamic power of The Holy Spirit in all areas of our life, not just on occasion or by some special event, we are to live each day with HIS power flowing through us.  This power is to minister life to others whom we come into contact.  We are to be a blessing and access the resources of Heaven to distribute according to what the Spirit directs.

5 Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue Spiritual realities. 6 For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace.

What mind-set promotes life?  There are many who are constantly attempting to fill the gaps in their life by external stimulus.  If they could just experience something new, surely that would satisfy their flesh.  People are trying various forms of stimulus in hope of some fulfillment but that simply will not happen.  Only The Holy Spirit can enrich our life with the fruit of THE SPIRIT.

People want life and peace.  Instead, many live with fear, uncertainty, and doubt… every day.  Fear causes walls to be built up in young children.  This is one reason why we help the impoverished kids.  We don’t want them to erect walls of protection when we have the capacity to minister normality in their lives.  They need to know that someone Loves them without any strings attached.  That applies to all we come into contact on a daily basis.

Let us live by those impulses of The Holy Spirit which are accessible to us on a moment by moment basis.  This will cause us to eat the good of the land and help provide for others.  Our daily priorities reflect our choice!

Activation And Operation

November 27th, 2020

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 12:

7 Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all.

8 For example:

The Spirit gives to one the gift of the word of wisdom.

To another, the same Spirit gives the gift of the word of revelation knowledge.

And to another, the same Spirit gives the gift of faith.

    And to another, the same Spirit gives gifts of healing.

10 And to another the power to work miracles.

    And to another the gift of prophecy.

    And to another the gift to discern what the Spirit is speaking.

    And to another the gift of speaking different kinds of tongues.

    And to another the gift of interpretation of tongues.

11 Remember, it is the same Holy Spirit who distributes, activates, and operates these different gifts as he chooses for each believer.

The true Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ will have the above gifts of The Holy Spirit operating in Its midst.  These gifts or operations are needed until the Body is fully mature and perfected.  It is clear to any observer that this has yet to occur.

There have many congregations who started out fully submitted to the guidance of The Holy Spirit but fell into the lukewarm state and became marketing “machines” to grow the congregation, revenue, and church building size.  This became the vision of the pastor rather than the revelation of Jesus Christ.  The Baptism of The Holy Spirit was either relegated to a back room or ushered out of the building.  With this move, the “continuous” revelation by The Holy Spirit departed as well.

Jesus specifically sent The Comforter in order to continue to the ministry of reconciliation and restoration to FATHER.  The early church embraced the ministry of The Holy Spirit and grew dramatically yet only a remnant is fully operational today.

We need the ministry of The Holy Spirit like never before.  We are in a war with the principalities of darkness and there is no reason to give up ground to the adversary.  The Sons and Daughters are intended to lead the way to full establishment of the FATHER’S Kingdom here on earth. 

We should expect The Holy Spirit to distribute, activate, and operate within us without exception.  The gifts were not given to be limited but instead were to be used as required by the situation.  The Holy Spirit is not reluctant to operate in the obedient Sons and Daughters.

12 Just as the human body is one, though it has many parts that together form one body, so too is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we all were immersed and mingled into one single body. And no matter our status—whether we are Jews or non-Jews, oppressed or free—we are all privileged to drink deeply of the same Holy Spirit.

You and I need each other and we need to “feed” other parts of The Body who are suffering due to lack in some area.  You have giftings as I do yet we must not let our Divine gifts be held back for some future day as though our gifts cannot be activated until the moon aligns with the stars.  Our gifts are in need today!

Are you praying that The Holy Spirit use you today in someone’s life?  If not, why not?  Are one or more of the nine gifts of THE SPIRIT mentioned above waiting for activation by your simple agreement to be obedient?  Maybe it is time for us to seek full activation and operation of those gifts on behalf of those in need.

Spiritual Realities

November 26th, 2020

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 12:

12 My fellow believers, I don’t want you to be confused about Spiritual realities. 2 For you know full well that when you were unbelievers you were often led astray in one way or another by your worship of idols, which are incapable of talking with you.

Unbelievers are led by the spirit of deception and are encouraged to worship idols in their various forms.  Many idols promise a better life only to find out that there is nothing of any truth to what they promise.  Their promises are simply empty.

The masses are led astray from Truth and are unknowingly led by wolves who simply want to kill, steal, and destroy.  They have no love for the people but look for ways to exploit them for whatever they can extract from their Divine Intent.  They are thiefs!

The Church of Jesus Christ is intended to bring forth believers who are empowered to spread the Gospel and establish the Kingdom of GOD on earth.  Paul’s Gospels were intended to provide direction.  In this current environment we are at a crossroads of sort.  The adversary knows what is at hand is doing everything possible to keep the Great Awakening from happening.  Not on my watch!

Paul continued:

3 Therefore, I want to impart to you an understanding of the following:

No one speaking by the Spirit of God would ever say, “Jesus is the accursed one.”

No one can say, “Jesus is the Lord Yahweh,” unless the Holy Spirit is speaking through him.

4 It is the same Holy Spirit who continues to distribute many different varieties of gifts.

5 The Lord Yahweh is ONE, and HE is the ONE who apportions to believers different varieties of ministries.

6 The same GOD distributes different kinds of miracles that accomplish different results through each believer’s gift and ministry as he energizes and activates them.

7 Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all.

Paul provides us a checklist of those whom FATHER uses in ministry.  FATHER intends for miracles to occur else HE would not provide the Gifts of THE SPIRIT.  We need to understand this Truth and expect It to become reality in our lives, not just reading about It from afar.

I have experienced miracles in the past and have observed them as well.  I have read of countless miracles by credible witnesses.  If miracles are not happening, we need not look to Heaven, we need to look at ourselves and ask FATHER to help us correct whatever is hindering the flow from Heaven.

This current global virus event is meant to hinder the flow from Heaven.  Fear, uncertainty, and doubt are promoted from every form of media.  The actual facts do not support the fear being generated.  You can research this out yourself.  You would think that every person over sixty is going to submit to the virus and die… not so.

If I focus on the pandemic, then I am not focusing on my calling and FATHER’S Divine Intent for my life.  As Paul states, Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all.

FATHER called me to the ministry of teaching for the last several decades.  HE has drawn me to impart what The Holy Spirit is saying to the believers.  There have been numerous attempts to keep this aspect of ministry from flowing but it always finds an outlet for its intended audience.

I am not moved by those who have expressed doctrines which “water down” the Gospel.  I am not “wired” to blind acceptance even though I have gotten off track at various times.  FATHER always has a “corrective interview” and I return to the Highway of Holiness… thankfully!

You are not meant to sit around in a passive manner watching life go by.  Neither am I.  You and I are meant to be “history changers” by what FATHER is showing us to do and say.

Servias continues to support the impoverished kids.  Consider that just one of those kids may be called to a global ministry and is meant to be used mightily by FATHER.  You and I are investing in the kids’ ministries unbeknownst to them.  Heaven is cheering us on!

Bearing Abundant Fruit

November 24th, 2020

Jesus spoke in John chapter 14:

12 “I tell you this timeless Truth: The person who follows Me in faith, believing in Me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with My Father! 13 For I will do whatever you ask me to do when you ask Me in My Name. And that is how the Son will show what the Father is really like and bring glory to Him. 14 Ask Me anything in My Name, and I will do it for you!”

Are you able to receive this timeless Truth today?  Are you willing to accept the Truth that you are able to do the same mighty miracles as Jesus?  “Ask Me anything in My Name” means just that… anything and He will do it for you and me.  It is all about bringing glory to Our Heavenly Father, not you or me.  We are simply branches connected to the Life Source.

21 Those who truly Love me are those who obey My commands. Whoever passionately Loves Me will be passionately Loved by My Father. And I will passionately Love you in return and will manifest my life within you.”

Jesus specifically equates Love with obedience.  Obedience has no delays embedded within it.  We should look forward to Jesus’ commands to minister life to those around us.  What could be more important!

In John chapter 15, Jesus spoke:

5 “I am the sprouting vine and you’re My branches. As you live in union with Me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from Me you are powerless. 6 If a person is separated from Me, he is discarded; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire to be burned. 7 But if you live in life-union with Me and if My Words live powerfully within you—then you can ask whatever you desire and it will be done. 8 When your lives bear abundant fruit, you demonstrate that you are My mature disciples who glorify My Father!

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!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 8:

5 Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue Spiritual realities. 6 For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace.

Those of us who are fully committed to FATHER’S Work have given up the mind-set of the flesh and only desire to be controlled by THE SPIRIT where life and peace exists.  Each day begins and ends in HIS peace which is beyond man’s understanding.  This life is so much better than the drudgery of living according to the world’s standards.  There is such a stark contrast and it is hard to imagine going back to the life according to what the world deems important.

Being An Intimate Friend

November 23rd, 2020

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter11:

6 And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that HE is real and that HE rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking him.

Each day I go before FATHER in faith and excitement.  I do not need someone to urge me to seek Our Heavenly Father on a daily basis.  Why?  HE and I have a history and I don’t need some man’s assurance that FATHER is accessible to me.

Every day as I seek FATHER’S instructions, I reaffirm my faith IN HIM.  I know man has no solutions for my life but only FATHER can lead me and guide me into all Truth.

5 Faith lifted Enoch from this life and he was taken up into heaven! He never had to experience death; he just disappeared from this world because God promoted him. For before he was translated to the heavenly realm his life had become a pleasure to God.

I seek to be that same “pleasure” to FATHER as Enoch was in his walk.  Enoch did not start walking in such a manner until he was sixty-five years old.  It says to me, you are never too old to begin pleasing FATHER.

In Matthew chapter 8, Jesus encountered “great” faith:

5 Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 6 saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.”

7 And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.”

8 The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

10 When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel! 11 And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.

In the end, it is all about hearing and trusting in FATHER’S Word.  In John chapter 15, Jesus spoke:

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!”

You and I are meant to be intimate friends with Jesus.  We need to simply obey His commands and Love one another deeply.  Let us walk in faith and please FATHER as we affirm our friendship with HIM!

What We Have Been Given

November 20th, 2020

Consider the following list FATHER has intended for each one of us, without exception.  Paul spoke by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 1:

9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you

complete knowledge of His will

and to give you Spiritual wisdom and understanding.

10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit.

All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need.

May you be filled with joy,

12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.

13 For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son,

14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.

This list is emphasized by Paul in Ephesians 1 as he wrote by The Holy Spirit:

15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, 16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you Spiritual Wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.

18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.

21 Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.

In Hebrews 13:

20 Now may the God of peace—

who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus,

the great Shepherd of the sheep,

and ratified an eternal covenant with His blood—

21 may He equip you with all you need

for doing his will.

May He produce in you,

through the power of Jesus Christ,

every good thing that is pleasing to Him.

All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.

FATHER is the ultimate Giver.  He not only wants to meet our needs but also wants to fulfill our desires.  HE wants an intimate relationship with each of us which is why HE placed us here in the first place.  We are made in HIS image and He desires fellowship on a moment by moment basis.

It is our choice of how close we want to be to FATHER.  As for me, the closer, the better.  As I pray in The Holy Spirit, I promote closeness since I desire to communicate in HIS intimate language without hindrance from the soul.  I am fully convinced that praying in The Holy Spirit promotes maturity in Agape Love because I tap into specific mysteries which are otherwise inaccessible.

Praying in The Holy Spirit not only builds up our faith, it build up Agape Love in us.

No Need To Fear

November 19th, 2020

The Beloved Disciple John wrote in 1John chapter 4:

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in Love. 19 We Love Him because He first Loved us.

The spirit of fear originates with the god of this world and we must not allow ourselves to submit to his kingdom at any time.  The spirit of deception’s primary mandate is to move the Sons and Daughters to this mindsetThe weaker the Son, the easier it is to move in with fear. 

As Jesus is in this world, so are we meant to walk in like manner… without fear.  The world would have us believe that a virus threatens us to the point of death.  They want to instill fear in us in order to control us and give up our rights to walk according to THE SPIRIT. 

The virus will not kill those walking in faith, I can attest to that Truth.  Let us deal with the virus as we deal with any other sickness or disease- by trusting in FATHER’S Word.  Let not fear enter into our mindset.  Give no place to the spirit of deception and she will depart from you and look for some weaker vessel elsewhere.  There is no need to suffer torment any longer.

20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not Love his brother whom he has seen, how can he Love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who Loves God must Love his brother also.

There are many who have wronged me in the past but I purposed to forgive them.  They will receive a judgment for their act, or acts as the case may be.  Those who have lied, cheated, and/or stolen from you in the past will pay recompense. 

Once you have forgiven them, FATHER takes on the case and makes a record to be dealt with.  I assure you that when they realize that FATHER has the case, they will regret not dealing with you.  FATHER will demand full payment, even if it involves destruction of the flesh.

Knowing that FATHER will right every wrong against us, we should be able to walk in consistent peace in our lives and no longer be moved by the world’s circumstances.

In Matthew chapter 18, Jesus spoke:

6 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

Given that FATHER is keeping records of “offenses” of HIS children who believe in ME, we have full assurance that the offences will be reconciled in perfect judgment.  Jesus emphasized this perfect judgment by the following warning:

8 “If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.”

FATHER takes offences to HIS Sons and Daughters very seriously and Jesus provides multiple examples to show the brevity of judgment.  Let us not allow any offence against us to fester.  Simply give it to FATHER and go on about your day in peace.

Our Perfect Covenant

November 18th, 2020

In Matthew chapter 26, Jesus spoke:

26 As they ate, Jesus took the bread and blessed it and broke it and gave it to his disciples. He said to them, “This is my body. Eat it.” 27 Then taking the cup of wine and giving praises to the Father, He entered into covenant with them, saying, “This is My blood. Each of you must drink it in fulfillment of the covenant. 28 For this is the blood that seals the new covenant. It will be poured out for many for the complete forgiveness of sins. 29 The next time we drink this, I will be with you and we will drink it together with a new understanding in the kingdom realm of my Father.”

30 Then they sang a psalm and left for the Mount of Olives.

You and I have a covenant with Our Heavenly Father and HE is the enforcer of that covenant.  You always make a covenant with someone who is able to enforce the covenant since you and I can’t enforce it.  HE can, HE does, and HE will.

Our covenant with HIM is based on Absolute Truth so how can we be fully compliant with HIS Covenant?  HE allowed for that as well when HE sent HIS Holy Spirit to dwell in us.

Jesus spoke in John 16:

12 “There is so much more I would like to say to you, but it’s more than you can grasp at this moment. 13 But when the Truth-giving Spirit comes, He will unveil the reality of every Truth within you. He won’t speak His own message, but only what He hears from the Father, and He will reveal prophetically to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me on the earth, for He will receive from Me what is Mine and reveal it to you. 15 Everything that belongs to the Father belongs to Me—that’s why I say that the Divine Encourager will receive what is Mine and reveal it to you.”

What better way to insure compliance of Our Covenant with FATHER than to have The Holy Spirit oversee it.   I must admit that I have failed to emphasize this covenant in the past but I thank FATHER for HIS great grace and mercy (and patience) with me while I am gaining revelation in this area.

You and I have the perfect covenant with FATHER and HE is more than willing to enforce that covenant as we remind HIM of its benefits.  The enemy does not want us to access this covenant.

When we access this covenant, we should expect healing to come.  Provision will be directed our way as well.  FATHER has “more than enough” to administer this covenant thus we must not allow unbelief to override the benefits of our covenant.

Our covenant with FATHER is perfect because HE is perfect!

Full Trust

November 15th, 2020

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 5:

1 Be imitators of God in everything you do, for then you will represent Your Father as His beloved Sons and Daughters. 2 And continue to walk surrendered to the extravagant Love of Christ, for He surrendered His Life as a sacrifice for us. His great Love for us was pleasing to God, like an aroma of adoration—a sweet healing fragrance.

If we couldn’t truly imitate Our Heavenly Father in everything we do, we would not be instructed to do the impossible.  This is how we represent HIM as Sons and Daughters.  I suggest a daily assessment of how well each of walked in this manner.

A key aspect of this walk is a continued surrender to the extravagant Love of Christ which was fully pleasing to FATHER.  The greater the revelation of My Heavenly Father, the greater my walk will reflect HIM.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 12:

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, Holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

As we allow our mindsets to be changed to the full acceptance of a Loving Heavenly Father, we will take down any walls of protection that were built in the past.  Those walls were built out of fear, uncertainty, and doubt but HIS Love can and will remove those walls as we allow HIS Love to be shed abroad in our hearts.

I don’t need to protect myself from MY Creator.  After all, HE knows everything about me already.  I must shift my mindset to full trust IN HIM.  I cannot allow anything to stand in the way from my full trust and reliance of FATHER for HE has my best interest at heart… at all times.

This message is simple- place your full trust in Our Loving Heavenly Father!

Unhooking Our Past Associations- Part 3

November 13th, 2020

Jesus spoke the following in John chapter 10:

11 I am the Good Shepherd who lays down My life as a sacrifice for the sheep. 12–13 But the worker who serves only for wages is not a real shepherd. Because he has no heart for the sheep he will run away and abandon them when he sees the wolf coming. And then the wolf mauls the sheep, drags them off, and scatters them.

Jesus differentiates Himself from a “hireling” who does not have the flock’s best interest at heart.  The hireling is in it for the money and will bolt when danger comes to the door.  He will run away and abandon the flock.  How sad!  This is in contrast to Agape Love and FATHER’S commitment to the sheep.  Jesus and FATHER have the same heart for the sheep as He openly conveys in the following passage:

14 “I alone am the Good Shepherd, and I know those whose hearts are Mine, for they recognize Me and know Me, 15 just as My Father knows My heart and I know My Father’s heart. I am ready to give My life for the sheep.

Jesus has a full commitment to you and me, without exception.

16 “And I have other sheep that I will gather which are not of this Jewish flock. And I, their Shepherd, must lead them too, and they will follow Me and listen to My voice. And I will join them all into one flock with one Shepherd.

This includes you and me.  It started with the Jewish flock but we were adopted into the flock where we will remain forever.  His Word is unconditional as His Love is.  What a blessing!

17 “The Father has an intense Love for Me because I freely give My own life—to raise it up again. 18 I surrender My own life, and no one has the power to take My life from me. I have the authority to lay it down and the power to take it back again. This is the destiny My Father has set before Me.”

This is how safe we are because Jesus takes care of the wolves for us.  This is part of our Covenant which needs to be enforced.

How do we please FATHER?  It is written by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 11:

6 And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that HE is real and that HE rewards the faith of those who give all their passion and strength into seeking HIM.

We are to give all our passion and strength into seeking HIM every day, not just occasionally as it is convenient.  How passionate are you?  Are you willing to once and for all disconnect from past associations which have no future?  This includes any covenant and/or agreement with unrighteous associations.  They must be expressed as being null and void. 

I had to remove associations with those who I found to be fraudulent in their business dealings even though they presented themselves as faithful believers.  As we press into FATHER’S perfect plan for us, HE will expose those unrighteous associations which were hidden by the adversary for years.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 18:

5 “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on My behalf is welcoming Me. 6 But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in Me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.

7 “What sorrow awaits the world, because it tempts people to sin. Temptations are inevitable, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting.

Abortion, sex trafficking, and kidnapping are all included in the judgment Jesus spoke about when He threatened those who adversely affect His children.

We are to have childlike faith as one who trusts in Jesus.  Without trust, it is impossible to please GOD for trust and faith are synonymous.  Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 18:

15 One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so He could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering Him.

16 Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to Me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 17 I tell you the Truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”

We are to have childlike faith when it comes to belonging to The Kingdom.  We should have no reluctance in accepting GOD as Our Father Who Loves us with unconditional acceptance.

Our childlike faith and trust are hindered when we are still dealing with past associations adversely affecting our mindsets.  They must be fully unlinked in order to fully embrace that childlike faith in Our Heavenly Father.