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The 5th Letter

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

FATHER changed Abram’s name to Abraham as it is written by THE SPIRIT in Genesis chapter 17:

1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.

2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”

3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying:

4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.

5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.

6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.

7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.”

FATHER added the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet to Abram’s name, transitioning from potential to action or manifestation.  The number 5 has been associated with FATHER’S grace so let us delve further into this number of action.  I requested Our Beloved Brother to expound on the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet recently.  His reply:

The ‘hey’, the fifth letter of the Hebrew ‘aleph-beyt’ represents ‘feminine’ activity.  Most Eastern, or ‘Oriental’ languages distinguish within their literature/spelling a feminine vs. masculine representation.  Most of the languages of Europe, Asia, Eur-Asia, etc. distinguish feminine vs. masculine within the construct of those languages.  Most of these cultures, and their perspective languages, ascended from the older Shemitic (not semitic) tongues that preserved for us most of the ‘ancient writings’, including the scriptures we refer to as The Bible. 

What most of these cultures do not do, in my opinion, is adequately distinguish the following: ‘feminine vs. masculine’ is not the same as ‘female vs. male’.  When it comes to the ‘feminine vs. masculine’ character of the scriptures, it is best to realize that ‘masculine’ represents the potential, or ability, to produce an action or activity or result.  Feminine, however, is the actual activity involved in manifesting that potential or ability. 

Having a potential is not the same as manifesting that potential.  Spirit is masculine.  Spirit provides to ‘adam’ the potential and ability to yield our thoughts, energies and/or activities to the oversight and direction of Spirit Influence; Spirit Management.  Hence, walk in the Spirit, and you will not stumble over the obstacles of carnal thinking.  Spirit provides ‘adam’ with unction, motivation and/or stimulus to incite ‘adam’ to act in a certain way, or manner.  But all ‘spirit’ influence is not benevolent.  We, in Christ, know this very well.  Actually, all ‘spirit’ influence that is not of Christ is ‘anti-christ’, and therefore most likely a negative, or at best a distraction.  Spirit represents masculine potential.

However, ‘feminine’ represents the motion, or activity of actually manifesting a potential.  To be able to walk is a masculine potential.  But walking is a feminine expression of that potential.  Activity is the feminine manifestation of a masculine, or imparted, potential.  So activity is feminine, while potential or ability is masculine.

So, what does all of that have to do with the letter ‘hey’?  When used as a prefix to a word, the letter ‘hey’ performs the function of ‘the definite article’.  A ‘hey’ prefixed to a word in Hebrew is synonymous with adding ‘the’ in an English discussion.  ‘The’ apple; ‘the’ clock; ‘the’ activity’.  In much/most of our translations, when a Hebrew word has a ‘hey’ prefix, you find in the English translation a ‘the’ describing that Hebrew word.  When ‘hey’ is added as a suffix to a word, however, it is indicative of designating this word as feminine activity. 

There are actually thousands of examples of this pattern in the scriptures to support this ‘theology’.  In the word picture used to discuss the tradition of Hebrew letters, the ‘hey’ is referred to as a ‘window’.   Jewish tradition describes ‘hey’ as being a window into heaven, through which the ‘breath of God’ flows.  Tradition also attributed that the window in the ark that Noah built as being there to allow the light and breath of God to fill the ark.  Traditions can have many Spiritual values, eh?

The Breath Covenant, to me, is a covenant established on the ability to breathe.  Only those of us that are in these physical bodies can continue to breathe.  When a body can no longer inhale and exhale, we determine that person as being dead; no longer alive.  That ‘body’ that can no longer breathe is incapable of physically manifesting the activity of the covenant.

A search of the scriptures that have the word ‘breath’ gives a vivid pattern of ‘breathing’ being a critical characteristic of those that are interacting with God while in this physical dimension.  Breath is a requirement for being able to manifest our covenant Life in God.  Many of the scriptures refer to the ‘breath of God’, or the breath of the LORD (YHWH) as being an active impartation in certain circumstances or events.  And yet we know that God is Spirit, and does not require breathing as ‘adam’ requires breathing.

NKJ John 20:22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.”   To me, the significance of this verse is that it emphasizes that when Yashua ‘breathed’ upon them he was indicating that the only requirement for them to be in covenant relationship with God is the willingness to receive the Spirit of God as their own personal identity.  There simply are no other requirements imposed other than being able to breathe, and the willingness to receive the Holy Spirit as my Spirit.  To me, this completely supersedes all previous ‘covenant requirements’ imposed upon mankind by mankind.  The only original requirement for covenant between God and ‘adam’ was that ‘adam’ be able to breathe. 

Everything that has breath is a praise to the Goodness and Benevolence of God.   A striking confirmation of this, in my opinion, is in Strong’s Concordance.  The word we translate as ‘Abel’ [Gen. 4:2] is ‘hah-bel’, and is numbered by Strong’s as #1891, 1892 and 1893.  However, when you look in Strong’s Concordance to read his description of what this word represents, in Genesis chapter 4 Strong’s ‘defines’ the word every time as ‘breath’.  How odd that after Genesis chapter four, every time this word is used it is ‘defined’, or described by Strong’s as being ‘vapour’, ‘vain’, ‘vanity’, etc.  It is almost as if to say that after Genesis chapter three, all of man’s ‘breath covenant’ confidence was gone, and had to be replaced by vain and empty ‘works’ programs of varying types. 

After Genesis chapter three, the scriptures tell of animal sacrifices, blood sacrifices, meat and meal offerings, wine offerings, money offerings, etc., and all for the privilege of having confidence to come into the presence of God without being obliterated by an angry and vengeful and retaliating God.  Yashua is telling us that Our Father is not a reactionary, and not vengeful nor demanding of oblations for the privilege of “…coming boldly to the Throne of Grace”.  If you can breathe you are a candidate to manifest God.  So to breathe is a feminine activity.  And manifesting God for the benefit of others is definitely a feminine activity.

Reuben

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

My friend Alan wrote:

The story line of the eleven sons of Jacob is one of family squabbles, contentions, competition of jealous sisters and the dysfunction of wives, concubines and half-brothers all jostling for their place in the family order. The chaos and malfunctions of this clan is rife with events and consequential results to which many of us can relate. The very beginning of this saga begins with Jacob running away from home in fear of his life, and bumping into the girl of his dreams.  He meets Rachel, the daughter of his uncle Laban, and is smitten with her from the outset.

As the story unfolds, we discover that Jacob is persuaded to serve Uncle Laban for the privilege of marrying Rachel, and then finds that his servitude rewards him first of all the responsibility to take Leah, the older sister, as wife before he can also add Rachel to his harem. This was not what Jacob had agreed to with his uncle Laban. By the time he gets to add Rachel to his harem, Leah is well aware that she is not who Jacob wanted, and the scripture refers to Leah as ‘hated’. The Hebrew word we translate as ‘hate’ is the verb ‘sah-nay’, Strong’s #8130.

This particular word has no other relevant uses and/or associated words that I can discern. It seems to be very consistent in its use as referring to dislike, hate, reject, refuse, repel, etc. This word ‘sah-nay’ is simply synonymous with self-loathing, and self-pity.  In the relationship between Leah and Jacob, Leah felt rejected, unwanted and scorned. She felt hated. The name ‘Leah’ literally means “…to be negated”. ‘Leah’ is translated most often as ‘weary’, or ‘wearied’. Translating this word as ‘weary’ misses the point of what the word is revealing. ‘Leah’ is the feminine activity form of the two-letter word for ‘not’ (Strong’s # 3808); or more accurately, negation. And in the context of feeling or experiencing continuous ‘negation’, weary or wearied can certainly be understood. Leah, the wife of Jacob, was wearied by a heart/mind that continuously dealt with negation, or rejection. Leah undoubtedly knew that Jacob thought that he was serving Laban for the privilege of marrying Rachel. Leah knew that Jacob had been deceived by her father into accepting Leah, just so that he could have Rachel as well. Leah was well aware that Jacob’s true love was for Rachel, the younger sister.

Leah understood, all too well, the concept of negation and rejection. However, that ‘love nest’ with Rachel was producing no heir for Jacob; indeed, Rachel appeared to be barren. [Gen. 29:30-31] Consequently, when Leah finally conceived and bore a son, her response was one of vindication. Her response was “Reuben” (‘reh-oo-vein’). “Behold, a son”. KJV Genesis 29:32 And Leah conceived and bare a son, and she called his name Reuben: for she said, Surely the LORD hath looked upon my affliction; now therefore my husband will love me. “…she called his name Reuben”. The name  Reuben’, as it is spelled in the scripture in Hebrew, should be translated literally into English as “…see you; a son”. The Hebrew spelling of the name is quite significant, and tells a story to the reader that is difficult to grasp in the English language. The name ‘Reuben’, according to the scripture, was chosen and announced by Leah.

Leah was announcing her vindication as the first wife of Jacob by saying, “Look, I’ve produced a son for my husband”. She was actually taunting her younger sister, as well as everyone else. It was as if to say, ‘What have you got to show for your husband? See, I’ve produced a son”. Leah, rejected and hated and wearied, was declaring that as the first wife, she had also produced the ‘firstborn’ son. She was proclaiming to everyone “Behold, y’all! The Son”. Well, that’s how she would have said it in South Carolina. The word we translate as ‘Reuben’ comes directly from the verb ‘rah-ah’; to see. This word ‘rah- ah’ is numbered by Strong’s as H7200, and is used prolifically throughout the Old Testament.

The importance of this word ‘rah-ah’ is not of ‘seeing’ with the natural eye, but rather seeing with your understanding. To ‘rah-ah’ is to understand what is being communicated, or taught. ‘Rah-ah’ is synonymous with understanding what you are seeing, or discerning, with your natural senses; or at least thinking that you understand properly. ‘Rah-ah’ begins with the letter ‘reysh’, the 20 th letter of the Hebrew ‘aleph-beyt’ (alphabet), and represents the concept of understanding what your natural senses are detecting. The pictorial symbology of the letter ‘reysh’ is that of the head. The ‘reysh’ represents the head on our shoulders, where our brain resides. We ‘see’ throughout our entire lives with our natural senses, but rarely ever properly discern what we are beholding. Only in our understanding do we properly discern the value of what our natural senses are telling us. And only the Spirit that is Holy can provide lasting reliable understanding of what your natural senses detect. All other ‘spirits’ are deceptive, providing only confusion, doubt and fear. All other ‘spirits’, other than the Holy Spirit, produce disappointment.

Reuben was the first born son chronologically. And Leah may have thought that her son was to be the ‘firstborn’ of her family, the son to bare the birthright. But Leah was ‘discerning’ through a spirit of rejection and negation. Leah wanted vindication. Leah thought Reuben was her vindication. She wanted to establish her matriarchal role as mother of the firstborn. However, God apparently had other plans. Reuben does indeed mean “Behold, you, the Son”. She was correct in that declaration. However this son, Reuben, was not the Son Our Father wanted us to “Behold”. That was yet to come.
NKJ Matthew 3:17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
…to be continued

Raising Our Expectations

Friday, January 4th, 2019

One aspect of these writings is to raise our expectations of what it means to become a mature Son or Daughter of Our Heavenly Father.  When our earthly children become productive adults in society, we rejoice because they have finally become fruitful without our assistance.  They are able to sustain themselves and produce fruit of their own.  They move from the “taker” category to the “giver’ category so to speak.

Matthew wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 12:

9 Now when He (Jesus) had departed from there, He went into their synagogue.

10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him.

11 Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?

12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.

14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

Jesus was not restricted from the ministry of healing by the customs or traditions of men and made this point when He healed the man with the withered hand.  We must overcome this same issue in order to come into full maturity ourselves.  Have we allowed ourselves to passively submit to the understanding and theories of past ministries who have settled for less than the full and complete promises of the New Testament covenant provide to us by FATHER through HIS Son?  Have we skimmed over those passages which clearly state what a mature Son or Daughter should expect and walk in as we mature in the fullness of Christ?  Let us repent of our past willingness to skirt those Truths which separate those who have fully matured with those who will probably never mature in this lifetime due to their willingness to accept and follow those ministries which have allowed compromise to become resident in their leadership and message.

15 But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.

If there is one thing that stands out in Jesus’ ministry, it is the level of His fruitfulness.  Do we dare to raise our expectation to the same level as His?  The Beloved Disciple recorded by THE SPIRIT in John chapter 14, Jesus Words:

12 “Most assuredly (Verily, verily), I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

Jesus began the above exact Truth with the term “verily, verily” or “most assuredly” or “Of a Truth”.  It is clear that He wants to draw our attention to this emphatic statement for us to focus on and embrace.  Let us no longer allow our minds to escape the brevity of His focus meant to raise our expectations of our own fruitfulness.  Let 2019 be the year that we grasp, embrace, and expect this exact Truth to become One with our spirit so that our walk will begin to produce similar fruit to His.  We can achieve this level if we are willing to accept His Word above all other teachings, opinions, and theories that we have been exposed to in the past.  Let us focus on walking in FATHER’S perfect will for this will bring Heaven to earth.

The Quickening

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 8:

9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also quicken (give life to) your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

The work of The Holy Spirit is to quicken or give life to our mortal bodies.  The Holy Spirit will arouse and invigorate us as we submit to The Holy Spirit’s leading to move us into full maturity as Sons and Daughters.  Let us not hinder the work of THE SPIRIT in our lives but instead embrace the leading of The Holy Spirit in our interactions with others.  Paul continues:

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

The Holy Spirit bears witness to our being Sons and Daughters so we don’t need man to tell us of our inheritance, The Holy Spirit will reaffirm our inheritance and our path.  Man cannot raise us up to be glorified together with Christ.

A multitude are living according to the flesh unto certain death and need our Word of life to be ministered to them.  They need to be converted unto Christ for their benefit yet until they are, they will continue on the path toward death and destruction.  Love does not sit around and do nothing when there is such a great opportunity to minister life to those around us.  There is no need for them to suffer judgment because of their ignorance but let The Word go forth and give them the opportunity to accept or reject the Gospel on this earth.

We need to change even more so if we have been negligent in being led by The Holy Spirit.  Often, The Holy Spirit will nudge us to act according to FATHER’S Will and we will dismiss this sensitivity when our mind takes over and redirects our focus.  Typically, The Holy Spirit initiates an action and the mind will quickly provide reasoning and logic to enter in and take over our action according to self interest.  As we learn to be sensitive to The Holy Spirit, we will no longer disregard this sensitivity and allow ourselves to flow with The Holy Spirit.

This quickening will often seem inconvenient because of some apparent challenge before us.  I have found over the years that when I respond to The Holy Spirit, the challenge dissipates thus allowing me to fulfill FATHER’S desire.  This has been especially true of finances.  The Holy Spirit moves upon my wife and I to give a specific sum of money and if I allow my mind to enter into the equation, I would have compromised and given less.  However, we purpose to give what The Holy Spirit directs us to give and we have receiving many financial blessings in return from unexpected sources ourselves.  This is how our faith grows in FATHER’S willingness to provide all our need according to HIS riches.  Paul expressed this by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 4:

14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.

15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.

16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.

17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.

18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.

19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

As we become more sensitive to the quickening of The Holy Spirit, none will be left with unmet needs and we will experience the blessings associated with our actions which are well pleasing to Our Heavenly Father.

Filled With All The Fullness

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 3:

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,

17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—

19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

It is my deepest desire that we all know and experience the fullness of FATHER’S Love for us which surpasses our current understanding and knowledge and that we be filled with all the fullness of HIM in our walk here on earth.  When this occurs, we will not be able to withhold it from our fellow man but will share it whenever, wherever,  and however possible.  We will look for ways to express HIS Love to all those around us and this will become the highest priority each and every day.  All other priorities will pale in comparison to this priority.

Paul prays that we be strengthened with might through HIS SPIRIT in the inner man.  I pray this as well toward all those who read these writings for we must change in order to spread the Gospel without compromise.  We must no longer hold back our revelation from those who are in desperate need to hear and experience the Gospel in action.

Why focus on the external when changing the internal is the real issue.  If we are flowing in HIS Love, we will affect the external by our Love.  If we spend all our time focused on some future prophetic event at the expense of the needs of today, we will experience no change and will not proceed in our maturing process.  The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in the Revelation of Jesus Christ chapter 19:

6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!

7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

In a wedding, there is a bridegroom, a bride, and witnesses.  The Sons and Daughters of GOD will make up the Body of the Bride thus we are to make ourselves ready, we have been granted the ability to be arrayed in fine linen.  What is the fine linen referencing?  The righteous acts of the saints.  How can we do righteous acts lest we receive the fullness of GOD by receiving the fullness of HIS Love.  Shouldn’t we pursue the revelation to what is the width and length and depth and height of HIS Love?  Shouldn’t we walk in faith as we seek to express this Love in actions and won’t this correlate to righteous acts and thus be known by HIM as fine linen?

This is truly the simplicity of the message of Christ- to walk in Love and spread the Gospel to every creature.  Jesus commanded us to Love as a basis for our walk.  If we are not fulfilling this one commandment, how can our acts be fully righteous and acceptable as fine linen which is necessary to be His bride?  Can we not see why Paul’s prayer focused on comprehending Love in order to be filled with all the fullness of GOD?

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

and a special Thank You to those who supported us with prayers and financial support in 2018!

Confirming HIS Presence

Monday, December 31st, 2018

In Acts chapter 2, Peter spoke by THE SPIRIT:

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know—

23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;

24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.

25 For David says concerning Him:

​​‘​I foresaw the LORD always before my face,

​​For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.

26 ​​Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;

​​Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.

27 ​​For You will not leave my soul in Hades,

​​Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

28 ​​You have made known to me the ways of life;

​​You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’ (Psalm 16:8–11_

I have not only observed FATHER’S miracles but I have experienced HIS miracle-working power in my own life.  This personal experience causes me to never question my faith IN HIM or HIS miracle-working power because I am well aware of HIS willingness to confirm HIS presence to me personally.  Thus men cannot dissuade me from walking according to HIS Word.  Without miracles, how can we expect men and women to be assured that we represent “The Way”?

Men and women all over this earth  have a deep desire for miracles and will spare no expense to be in the presence of one whom FATHER uses to confirm HIS Presence by miracles, wonders, and signs.  Today, there are many who assign “signs” to their work as though those signs are a direct and specific confirmation that they are being used by FATHER yet Jesus’ ministry did not follow such a path.  FATHER once told me that all signs come from HIM but not all signs are relevant to me and that HE would tell me which signs are relevant.  Otherwise, disregard all other apparent signs.

Jesus confirmed that He is The Way by explicit miracles done through His ministry.  This is why people flocked to hear Him and heed His Words for they were undeniable and fully endorsed by FATHER because of HIS manifested Presence before the people.  Peter continued on the Day of Pentecost:

32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.

33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

The mature Sons and Daughters should expect nothing less as we come into full maturity.  We should expect FATHER to confirm HIS Presence in our midst as well.  We should not simply look for signs which may or may not be confirmations, but we should expect HIS Presence and bona fide miracles working through us as a testimony of our ministry according to FATHER’S purpose.  As Hebrews 13:8 proclaims:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  So is His ministry through us just like it was through the early church.

Should we expect a spiritual awakening to occur without miracles, wonders, and signs?  Is FATHER going to change HIS Ways and withhold such confirmations?  Isn’t even more critical today that HE manifest HIS Presence to this world which seeks after the counterfeit like never before?  Let us not be lukewarm in this area and skirt this issue any longer.  Jesus’ ministry drew men and women to Him when they heard of the miracles which accompanied His preaching for FATHER was confirming The Word with HIS Presence.  Once again, we should expect nothing less.

The Real Versus The Counterfeit

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

In Matthew chapter 7, Jesus spoke:

21   “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

22   Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’

23   And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me [you are banished from My presence], you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].’”

And 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.”

There has been much written about the meaning of the holidays and the various traditions assigned to them.  It is as though there is virtually nothing we can celebrate that won’t be found later to be among the list of things “not to do or use”.  Why?  Because the emphasis is placed on counterfeits raised up by the enemy in order to dilute the original meaning given by FATHER.  As an example, the number “13” has been assigned as a superstitious negative number but if you look deeper, that number and many of its multiples are numeric values pointing to Our Heavenly Father, so which way will you look at this number henceforth?

To counterfeit means to imitate something authentic, with the intent to steal, destroy, or replace the original, for use in illegal transactions, or otherwise to deceive individuals into believing that the fake is of equal or greater value than the real thing.  Why did Jesus come to us in the first place?  The beloved disciple wrote in 1 John chapter 3:

8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

There are counterfeit ministries, practices, customs, traditions, and methodologies that try to emulate the ministry of the Son of GOD, but we are to mature into the fullness of Jesus’ ministry, not those counterfeit ministries which yield no true true fruit for the Kingdom.  Isn’t the following also a true statement:  For this purpose the Sons and Daughters of God were manifested, that they might destroy the works of the devil ?

Let us not shy away from the genuine because those who point to the counterfeit are acting as though the counterfeit “way” has some special claim as being the original nature, designation, or intent.  Let us proceed into the full cleansing process with the motivation of Love and without regard of what people would have us believe in order to dissuade us from living our lives to the fullest intent of FATHER.  There is only one path known as “The Way”, all others are simply counterfeit and will produce no true fruit for the Kingdom.

Our Continued Preparation

Friday, December 28th, 2018

In the manifold intent of our writings, we are focusing the readers to become the Bride who is called to become one with Our Lord Jesus Christ.  The beloved disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in Revelation chapter 19:

6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!

7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

Brother Eby wrote:

         May I share with you now a revelation that has been a great  blessing and encouragement to me in my walk in  God.  First, let me say that the garment of salvation is the righteousness of Christ imputed to us by faith.  “For what saith the scripture?  Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, His faith is counted for righteousness.  Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are  covered.  Blessed is the man  to whom the Lord will not impute sin” (Rom. 4:3-8).  “Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.”  This word “counted” translates the Greek word logizomai which means to reckon, number, account, impute, all of which mean to credit to one’s account.  Because Abraham believed God, it was imputed or credited unto his account that he was righteous. 

The Amplified Bible says, “Abraham believed (trusted in) God, and it was credited to his account as righteousness — right living and right standing with God…thus David congratulates the man and pronounces a blessing  on him to whom God credits righteousness apart from the works he does.”  Paul continues, “Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed if we believe  on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; who was delivered up for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” (Rom. 4:23-25).

             This is the sphere with which most Christians are acquainted, and we bless God for this beautiful and precious truth, for it is the solid foundation upon which we can build as we experience God in His great dealings and plan and purpose in our lives.  Our practical, daily experience has revealed the undeniable fact that just because the righteousness of Christ has been “imputed” to us, “charged to our account,” doesn’t mean that there has been even one iota of change in our STATE OF BEING.  It doesn’t mean that we are any less carnal, any less sinful, any less bound  by weaknesses, habits, and addictions, any less likely to fear, be upset and angry, gossip, smoke, drink, lust, or be any more godly in thoughts, desires, and actions.   It means that we now possess by faith, and as a free gift, the GARMENT OF SALVATION, and clothed in this garment we are legally saved from (the guilt of, or punishment for) our sins, being forgiven, acquitted, and all our past, present, and  future has been covered by God’s matchless grace!  This garment of salvation was wrought out (or woven) on the loom of Calvary by Christ our Lord.  HE worked out this great salvation for us!  HE made the garment of salvation.  We never could.  We had absolutely nothing to do with it — it was His work, gracious, noble, profound, and eternal!  Ah, yes, my beloved, you have received all this as a gift, but you yourself have not yet been fully changed, transformed from the earthly into the heavenly, having experientially put on ALL HE IS!

             So, while imputed righteousness gives us a clean slate before God, we soon discover by experience that this leaves us far short in our state of being of the image and glory of God, far short of either maturity or perfection.  We still find in our nature the law, the very working of “sin and death,” and all the old emotions and cravings of “the flesh” are continually surging, seething, bubbling up just beneath the surface.  In our salvation experience we have found mercy, goodness, graciousness from God, a  covering, an atonement, and yet, is it not true, dear child  of God, that our hearts are not satisfied?  Why?  Is it not because we know in our deepest heart that the garment of salvation has covered over all our sins, but beneath that garment still lies our flesh — our INNER STATE OF BEING STILL REMAINS PITIFULLY UNCHANGED!

             God dearly loves all His little children unto whom He has imputed the righteousness of Christ by faith.  And they are His no matter how they are living today!  But He doesn’t want to leave us in this unrighteous state!  His plan and purpose is to change us, transform us into His very image and likeness, to actually make us pure as He is pure, righteous as He is righteous!  He wants to impart His righteousness to us, not just impute it.  “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD  IN HIM” (II Cor. 5:21).  Can you not see that there is a  world  of difference between being counted righteous and being made righteousness!  

Every son of God is ordained and predestined to possess and become the righteousness of God, be righteous as He is righteous, to be holy as He is holy.  Who wouldn’t want to become this  righteousness?  Who would not desire to always be right in all we think, in all we desire, in all we say and do — to never again think anything wrong or have any wrong ideas, desires, or motives; but to always be pure, correct, and divine in everything.  What a blessed state!  Impossible?  Not at all!  It is what God has planned for us and is working on in us.  Of this very truth the Psalmist wrote when he said, “He leadeth me in paths of righteousness for His name’s (nature’s)sake.”   He leads me in paths that will bring me to this glorious state where my inward nature is righteous as He is righteous.  Blessed be the Lord!    -End Quote-

We as Sons and Daughters are making ourselves ready for the marriage, to present ourselves first to Our Bridegroom as a pure, unblemished Bride, arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen.  We trust our writings are promoting these qualities in all who read the site on a frequent basis.  Until we are in the proper state and “attire”, we expect to continue the preparation to become fully acceptable in His sight, then and only then, are we presented to the rest of the world.  At that time will  they see Jesus in us and through us, and without blemish.

Where Is Your Treasure?

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Colossians chapter 2:

1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

The knowledge of Our Heavenly Father includes The Word and the underlying Divine Intent.  His Wisdom provides us with the correct path to take when we are confronted with multiple avenues to pursue, no matter what the others would suggest.  Wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of FATHER’S Divine Intent are all included in the treasures found in the Treasury of Heaven of which we are to access in order to fulfill our Divine purpose.  These are the riches found in the mystery of both the FATHER and of Christ HIS anointed.  We are to guard HIS treasure and not allow it to be stolen by the lawlessness and philosophies of men.

8  See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ.

9  For in Him all the fullness of Deity (the Godhead) dwells in bodily form [completely expressing the divine essence of God].

10  And in Him you have been made complete [achieving spiritual stature through Christ], and He is the head over all rule and authority [of every angelic and earthly power].  AMPL

We are warned about being enslaved by the philosophies of men which steer us away from the teachings of Christ.  If we know Christ’s teachings represent FATHER’S Divine Intent, why we would want to seek wisdom, understanding, and knowledge from any other source?  After all, the great philosophers are all dead and remain in their coffins to this very day.  Yet Jesus is alive and well and His tomb remains empty.  Let’s be realistic about whose ministry we pursue.  Any ministry that fails to exalt Christ and His teachings are but philosophies arising out of the soul of man and have no inherent power or authority to change people’s lives.  Their treasury is empty.

FATHER’S treasury is never ending and can supply all of creation with HIS riches in glory by Christ Jesus for He is the head over all rule and authority!  Even the wind and waves are under His authority.  Men are constantly seeking the treasures of this current system which are subject to men’s perceptions.  One day an asset is sought after by everyone and the next day it can become worthless.  In 2 Kings chapter 7, Elisha spoke by THE SPIRIT:

1 Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.’ ”

2 So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?”

And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.”

Four leprous men dared to go into the camp of the Syrians who assumed the thought they were being invaded:

6 For the Lord had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses—the noise of a great army; so they said to one another, “Look, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us!”

7 Therefore they arose and fled at twilight, and left the camp intact—their tents, their horses, and their donkeys—and they fled for their lives.

8 And when these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank, and carried from it silver and gold and clothing, and went and hid them; then they came back and entered another tent, and carried some from there also, and went and hid it.

What was the result?  They left all their assets behind in their haste and the leprous men found the city abandoned and reported the good news to the king. Upon hearing this news, the king sent men to the Syrian stronghold only to find:

15 And they went after them to the Jordan; and indeed all the road was full of garments and weapons which the Syrians had thrown away in their haste. So the messengers returned and told the king.

16 Then the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a seah of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.

In one day, the assets of the world lost tremendous value.  As Jesus said in Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Think about it.