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The Big Picture: Light Versus Dark Part 2

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

My Beloved Brother Steve continues and I share it in installments with you:

Spiritual Warfare

Conflicts don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen when the interests of competing authorities and powers collide. If left unchecked, these collisions can escalate into full-scale war with lethal consequences. So, when an event like COVID-19 is determined to be part of a war strategy whose origin is the spiritual kingdom of darkness, then we know the interests of this kingdom are colliding with the interests of a competing spiritual authority and power – the Kingdom of God.

So, what are these competing interests?

The interests of the Kingdom of God revolve around God’s Vision for creating – that His Man would rule His creation WITH Him in the fullness of His Nature and Character.  Since God’s creation is comprised of two realms – heaven

and earth – the interest of His Kingdom is that His Man would rule both the spiritual and material worlds WITH Him.  This is what Jesus does and is doing, and this is what He is inviting us to do WITH Him as He marches toward the end goal of God’s Plan that He would be “all in all.” (1Cor. 15:22 – 28)

This is a very simple proposition to Jesus who puts it like this:

“As in heaven so also in the earth.” (Matthew 6:10)

So, whatever is done in heaven is to be done on the earth. And so, in Jesus’ mind, the way heaven operates is the way the earth is to operate, as well. This, then, is the interest of the Kingdom of God under Jesus’ rule – that God’s Man would rule all of creation WITH Him just as Heaven decrees.

The interest of the kingdom of darkness is very different.  Satan doesn’t want any part of God’s Man ruling. Instead, his vision is that he’s the Supreme Ruler of the earth (“god of this world”) with God’s Man being his slave.

These are diametrically opposed interests that not only collide; they are irreconcilably hostile toward each other. We see this hostility being played out through the way each Ruler of each spiritual kingdom engages Man in the conflict.

On the one hand, Jesus invites God’s Man to see the Virus as He sees it so we can rule it WITH Him. On the other hand, Satan uses the Virus to incite fear and panic in Man so he can mobilize God’s Man to do his bidding as his slaves.  So, the point of collision between the two spiritual kingdoms is over the singular issue of rulership – who’s going to reign?  It’s the same issue for us, too.

“While listening to these things, Jesus added a parable for the purpose of laying the argument to rest. . . because they held the opinion that the Kingdom of God was ready and sure to appear immediately.

“So He said, ‘A man of noble race was going to depart to a far distant country to aggressively lay hold of and seize a kingdom for himself and return.

“And he summoned ten of his bond-slaves who had no ownership rights of their own and gave to them ten minas, saying to them to lay the argument to rest, ‘Do business, make gain and manage profitably in the realm in which I come and go.’

 “But his citizens [not foreigners] hated him, renouncing their choice; and afterwards sent a delegation with a defined mission, saying and laying the argument to rest, ‘We desire what is best for us that this man not reign over us.’ “

(Luke 19:11 – 14) [Brackets added for clarification and emphasis]

Spiritual warfare.

Characteristics

If we’re going to accept Jesus’ invitation to join Him in the conflict, it might be a good idea to examine some of the characteristics that make up and govern spiritual warfare. We’re not talking about the brand of spiritual warfare that’s taught and demonstrated in most Christian churches. This warfare is a fabrication conceived and propagated by the spirit of the church that’s really about me – my salvation, my sins, my forgiveness, my deliverance, my healing, my money, my wretchedness, my repentance, my power, my authority, my dreams – where Jesus fights all my battles and defeats all my enemies for me so I can live a blessed and victorious Christian life.

This is not to minimize the importance of any of these things or anyone who’s experiencing hardship or the devil actually resisting them. But, for clarity’s sake, this is not spiritual warfare. It’s the Me Gospel disguising common troubles or

spiritual resistance or the misdirecting Christian doctrine of “the authority of the believer” as spiritual warfare. Each of these has me at the center to ensure that we keep our eyes fixed on me instead of on Jesus and what He’s doing.

By contrast, the spiritual warfare that Jesus is involved in is highly strategic. It’s the real-life kingdom vs. kingdom conflict that’s for all the marbles. But, it isn’t until we start engaging IN the war WITH Jesus that we begin to understand what the war is really about and why the outcome is inevitable.

Satan is simply no match for Jesus’ strategic and tactical genius while we are no match for Satan when we play by his rules. Learning the very important distinction between resistance and warfare is an example. They are not the same. Only those who are doing WITH Jesus what He has spoken to them are subject to or engaged in spiritual warfare. Satan does not expend his military assets on those who are not doing what the Lord Jesus is telling them to do.

However, Satan does resist those who are trying to follow Jesus but haven’t yet become aware of or haven’t fully embraced the discipline of living by “each and every part of the totality of every spoken word that comes out from the mouth of God and the effect and influence it has on the man.’ “ (Matthew 4:4)

Resistance in this instance has two primary objectives:

1. To create a false sense of spiritual (i.e., Christian) effectiveness, and

2. To dissuade the individual from continuing on the path of hearing and doing WITH Jesus.

When dissuasion is in play it is typically accompanied by strong temptation. The sole mission of the temptation is to convince the person to make a decision or to take an action independent of Jesus. If the temptation is successful, the individual will be convinced that it’s not only right to decide or act on his or her own but also appropriate. But, once they so decide or act the person is neutralized because they are no longer hearing and doing WITH Jesus.

Although many are, indeed, experiencing difficulty and pain in their lives, they are wrongly characterizing their difficulty as spiritual warfare when in reality it is spiritual resistance. Taking the time to step back and allowing the Lord Jesus to

bring a clear understanding of this distinction is an important component to understanding the characteristics of authentic spiritual warfare.

To engage in spiritual warfare means to secure by conquest spiritual territory that Satan has previously controlled and considers his. These conflicts can only be engaged WITH Jesus by and through what He speaks, when He speaks it.

Joshua discovered the importance of this in the conquest of the Promised Land when Israel was defeated at Ai and then outsmarted by the Gibeonites. (Joshua 7 and 9, especially verses 14, 15)

Jesus taught the Apostle Paul this who described it like this:

“And personally receive in a welcoming way the saving and defensive helmet of salvation and the short sword, dagger and slaughter-knife that is used for stabbing to exact retribution in war and judicial punishment, which is the spoken word and command of God, the Creator and Owner of all things.” (Ephesians 6:17)

Jesus wielded this slaughter-knife of God’s spoken word when He neutralized and rendered inoperable the devil’s temptations in the wilderness, in the Garden of Gethsemane and then on the cross. He also put it to work when He cast out demons, healed the sick, raised the dead, calmed the storm; opened the eyes of the blind, the ears of the deaf and the mouths of the mute; freed those who were bound; and commanded Peter to walk on the water WITH Him.

As miraculous and astounding as we consider these exploits to be, Jesus described them as His lesser works. And lesser they are because they have all passed away. But, as He did WITH His disciples then, so He is doing WITH us now as He invites us to participate WITH Him in His greater works that will never pass away.

And so, everything Jesus does in life, in administering His Father’s Kingdom and in spiritual warfare He does by first speaking. What this means, then, is that when He brings us into a theater of conflict, our success lies solely and only WITH Him.

“Therefore by extension, Jesus answered and was saying to them to lay the argument to rest, ‘Sure, certain and true is this statement of pivotal importance that I say to you, laying the argument to rest: The Son is not able nor is He empowered to do even one thing of and from Himself. The condition extending to that one – anyone – is to look at the physical realm to see what the Father is doing in the spiritual realm, so the needed action can be taken. For indeed, these are the conditions for what that one does. In like manner, this is what the Son also does.’ “ (John 5:19)

The Big Picture: Light Versus Dark Part 1

Friday, July 24th, 2020

My Beloved Brother Steve wrote this paper and I am sharing it in installments with you:

The report is comprised of 2 major themes:

1. The COVID-19 outbreak is not an isolated event. It’s a device that has been mobilized by spiritual powers to achieve a spiritual strategic objective.

2. Jesus is not reacting to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He’s ahead of the curve and is, instead, leading it to His intended outcome.

Overview

“And the serpent cast water like a torrent out of his mouth with eloquence in speech but like the point of a sword back, behind and after the woman, My Wife, My Lady, so as to manufacture and cause her to be carried away by the stream.

“But the physical earth and land that operates in material time and space heard the urgent cry of distress and quickly came to give immediate aid to the woman, My Wife, My Lady; and the physical earth and land that operates in material time and space opened its mouth with eloquent speech like a point of a sword and consumed, devoured and destroyed the torrent which the dragon, the seeing one, cast out of his mouth. “So the seeing one, the dragon, was enraged, fixed in

anger and settled in opposition with the woman, My Wife, My Lady, and went off to make war with her remaining seed and offspring who watch over to guard, maintain and preserve intact the orders and commands of God and hold to the witness, testimony and reputation of Jesus.” (Revelation 12:15 – 17)

“You cannot give the right answer until you first ask the right question.”

(Circa 1985)

Whenever something bursts onto the scene with the force to carry away, the wise response is to not be carried by it but to take a step back to observe the bigger picture WITH Jesus while asking why? This is the mind that seeks wisdom – the way God thinks.

So, that’s what we will do. We’ll take a step back to observe the bigger picture WITH Jesus while asking:

Is the coronavirus outbreak an isolated event or is it part of something bigger than itself?

If the answer is the coronavirus outbreak is an isolated event, an unfortunate mishap of nature, then our work is done. The world is doing the best it can under the circumstances.

However, if the answer is the Virus is a part of something bigger than itself then that consideration poses a different set of factors that must be examined more closely. Included among them is the sobering realization that to be a part of

something bigger means the part is a necessary component to achieving the bigger. This moves the isolated event from an unfortunate mishap to a product of intelligent design, one that possesses the key building blocks of strategy – intent, purpose, means, outcome and the mobilization of resource.

This changes the equation because strategy only exists in a competitive environment where one party is attempting to gain advantage over another. In non-lethal engagements, like in sports or business, it’s called competition. In lethal engagements, like with nations or kingdoms, it’s called war.

Strategy is a military term that comes from the Greek word, strategia, which means “art of the general or generalship.” The art of strategy is that it is comprised of stratagems – schemes, devices and maneuvers designed to trick or outwit an opponent. Misdirection is the core function of stratagem. Its purpose is to make the opponent think one thing while another is happening. Anything can be used as a tool to misdirect, but whatever first catches the eye or is the first conclusion drawn by the mind is usually the misdirection when stratagem is in play.

Strategy, then, is an artful plan devised by a sophisticated command leader to achieve a predefined outcome by outwitting his adversary. The presence of strategy not only affirms intent but also serves as a window into the command leader’s objectives and attitude toward his adversary.

And so, the existence of strategy is a big deal because it reveals adversarial intent. By necessity, then, it shifts the focus from examining random events to determining the strategy’s source. Because strategy is a product of intelligent design, there can be only two sources or origins from which strategy can be devised: Human or Spiritual.

Human Origin

A strategy that has a human origin is exactly what it implies: It’s human. And so, it only serves a human interest and thus only affects the physical earth, which operates in and is confined by time and space. This encases the strategy within the confines of the earth, which, by spiritual standards, then makes the strategy a short-term, nonessential venture.

The list of humans or human entities capable of devising, commanding and executing a strategy of the Virus’s reach and magnitude are few – the ultra-rich, covert operatives, multinational corporations, nation states. When the element of defense (if found out) is added, the list narrows to a single option – nation states. Only they have the sophistication, motive, callous nature, defense capability and wherewithal to pull off a pandemic-type strategy that has the ability to alter the geo-political balance of power for generations to come.

When considering the potential candidates of nation states that can originate and carry out this kind of strategy, the list is also few. This shifts the human origin focus to identifying the nation or nations that benefit most from the strategy’s effect and outcome, and who also have the ability to mobilize business and institutional interests to advance the scheme.

By way of example, as of the release date of this writing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is over 10.5M of which over 500,000 have died. It didn’t take long for the US to become the most infected nation, which now has over 2.6M confirmed cases and over 127,500 deaths. So, the US – the most medically advanced nation in the world – that represents only 4.25% of the world’s population, has nearly 25% of the world’s confirmed cases and more than 25% of its deaths. That’s a 6 to 1 ratio.

This is a fascinatingly disproportionate statistic, especially when compared to China where the coronavirus originated. China represents 18.5% of the world’s population and yet has reported only 85,200 confirmed cases with 4,650 deaths.

So, the nation that’s nearly 4 ½ times larger than the US, has about 3% as many confirmed cases with 3% as many deaths as the US.

The statistical anomaly exists between cities, too. Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus broke out has a similar metropolitan area population (19M) as NYC (20M). Yet, Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located, has reported 68,000 confirmed cases with 4,500 deaths, while NYC has reported over 483,000 confirmed cases with 38,000 deaths. So, while comparable in population, Wuhan has 14% as many confirmed cases with 12% as many deaths as NYC.

So, the country and city where the coronavirus broke out have both experienced a fraction of the health effects as the US. China could, of course, be hiding their real numbers, but then that would be a marker of strategy, which shows intent.

In addition to the health impact of the strategy, there’s also the economic impact. This has leveled the economic playing field between the world’s two biggest economies – the US and China. It also has supported China’s decades-long objective of gaining economic parity with the US in route to achieving its goal of becoming the dominant political and economic power in the world.

There are other indicators that China is the prime beneficiary of the Virus’s economic impact. On October 11, 2019 – three years after Trump’s election – he announced that the two nations had agreed to a new trade deal that was largely imposed on an unwilling China by an economically superior US through Trump’s tariff strategy. Then:

• 37 days later on November 17, 2019, the first coronavirus case surfaced in China’s Hubei Province. It quickly spread to the international business, mobile tech and biotech center of Wuhan, China, and then from there to the rest of the world, especially to the US, which had a heavy business presence in Wuhan.

• 3 months later the US economy locked down wiping out the 3 year, $7T gain under Trump’s presidency.

• On March 11, 2020 – 5 months to the day from Trump’s announcement – WHO (the World Health Organization) declares COVID-19 a global pandemic.

Within 6 months of the trade deal announcement, the Virus that originated in China had neutralized the US’s cudgel of economic might resulting in a reversal of roles. The offensive player (US) was now put on the defensive, and the defensive player (China) was now on the offensive compliments of the new, leveled economic playing field.

Then, 2 ½ months later, a strengthened and emboldened China proved the point. In the face of its now weakened and distracted adversary whose economy had been crippled by the coronavirus, China aggressively advanced its economic ambitions by passing a National Security Law that tightened its grip on the economic powerhouse of Hong Kong.

On all fronts – health, economics, power – China (with its business and institutional allies) appears to be the strategy’s biggest winner while the US appears to be its biggest loser.

Of greater concern, however, is that these fronts have been lethal. This gives the strategy the markings of a war strategy, which raises the stakes for everyone in the world who is being encased by the strategy’s human architect. These are the kinds of factors that must be examined and calculated if one concludes the strategy has a human origin.

And then there’s Saudi Arabia.  Strategy…

Spiritual Origin

As a human origin strategy serves a human interest within the confines of the physical earth, so a spiritual origin strategy serves the interests of the spiritual kingdom that conceived it. So, whatever happens in the earth related to the strategy, the source and power behind that activity is spiritual.

This is what’s happening with the coronavirus.

The people, institutions and nations of the world are but pawns in a game that is bigger than they are. And so, while thinking their actions are serving their interests, they and their actions are, in reality, only serving the interests of the spiritual architect that conceived the strategy – the kingdom of darkness.

“Because to us the wrestling, struggle and conflict is not against flesh and blood, but against the originating chief rulers; against those delegated with authority to act in a designated jurisdiction; against the world rulers who influence the lives of people; against this spiritual darkness of pain-ridden evil and wickedness in the heavenly realm.” (Ephesians 6:12)

Our Delegated Power And Authority

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

King David, by The Holy Spirit, record in Psalm chapter 8:

1 Lord, YOUR Name is so great and powerful!

People everywhere see YOUR splendor.

YOUR glorious majesty streams from the heavens,

filling the earth with the fame of YOUR NAME!

2 YOU have built a stronghold by the songs of babies.

Strength rises up with the chorus of singing children.

This kind of praise has the power to shut Satan’s mouth.

Childlike worship will silence

the madness of those who oppose YOU.

3 Look at the splendor of YOUR skies,

YOUR creative genius glowing in the heavens.

When I gaze at YOUR moon and your stars,

mounted like jewels in their settings,

I know YOU are the fascinating artist who fashioned it all!

But when I look up and see

such wonder and workmanship above,

I have to ask YOU this question:

4 Compared to all this cosmic glory,

why would YOU bother with puny, mortal man

or be infatuated with Adam’s sons?

5 Yet what honor YOU have given to men,

created only a little lower than Elohim,

crowned like kings and queens with glory and magnificence.

6 YOU have delegated to them

mastery over all YOU have made,

making everything subservient to their authority,

placing earth itself under the feet of YOUR image-bearers.

7–8 All the created order and every living thing

of the earth, sky, and sea—

the wildest beasts and all the sea creatures—

everything is in submission to Adam’s sons.

9 LORD, YOUR Name is so great and powerful.

People everywhere see YOUR majesty!

What glory streams from the heavens,

filling the earth with the fame of Your Name!

You and I are meant to have power and authority over FATHER’S creation for HE delegated that responsibility to us.  We must jettison our past and embrace the future FATHER has laid before us.  You and I are not to serve man’s soulish motives but are to serve FATHER’S righteous intents for our lives. 

Each of us has been given gifts and their associated callings.  The Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf as we pray in THE SPIRIT thus speaking forth our prayers in the purest fashion.  Yes, we must let patience have its perfect work but in the end, FATHER provides to us and for us in HIS perfect timing.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans 11:

29 For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]  (AMPC)

Don’t let past sins convince you that you can no longer walk according to FATHER’S plans and intent for you.  Jesus has zero recall of your sins once you have repented and applied His Blood to your past.  He won’t bring up your past and neither should you dwell on it any longer.  The past curses spoken over you and me are broken and are of none effect.

Jeremiah recorded by The Holy Spirit in chapter 29:

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on ME and come and pray to ME, and I will listen to you.”

People living in scarcity are often critical of those who are being blessed in a great fashion.  Unless FATHER directly tells you to speak a Word from HIM about someone else’s good fortune, it is best to remain quiet.  The wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous (Proverbs 13:22).

It takes financial resources to spread the Gospel in the current system.  We should expect blessings to come our way as we require them to spread the Gospel and walk in the fullness of our callings.  FATHER delegated authority to us and we can’t walk in its fullness if we are broke and unable to go from point a to point b.

The Remnant will not hesitate to expect success as we move forward through the chaos.  Fear will not be found among us and FATHER will provide us with the Words and actions to navigate and address the issues ahead.  We must walk in great faith with a foundation of Agape Love. 

Expect FATHER’S correction and judgment to come forth to those who would resist HIS plan.  The spirit of deception is being exposed and will be dealt with in HIS righteous judgments.  We must not be on the wrong side of FATHER’S Plans.  Take no position apart from His Will.

Submitting To Life

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 9:

24 Isn’t it obvious that all runners on the racetrack keep on running to win, but only one receives the victor’s prize? Yet each one of you must run the race to be victorious. 25 A true athlete will be disciplined in every respect, practicing constant self-control in order to win a laurel wreath that quickly withers. But we run our race to win a victor’s crown that will last forever. 26 For that reason, I don’t run just for exercise or box like one throwing aimless punches, 27 but I train like a champion athlete. I subdue my body and get it under my control, so that after preaching the good news to others I myself won’t be disqualified.

And 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. 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.

Once we submit to the Spirit of Life, we overcome the law of sin and death.  Within this submission, we overcome both the soul and the body thus we will not be disqualified by either.

As we walk according to the Spirit of Life, we start choosing and using our words very carefully because FATHER’S Words become our words and within them are power and authority from ON HIGH.  We will refrain from “idle” words and mean what we say.

Further, we only speak the Absolute Truth rather than simply “facts” which may change depending on a revelation which will change the foundation of those facts.  It was a fact that I could not fly yet now I can fly in an airplane.  The airplane is accessing a higher law than gravity thus allowing me to operate in a “higher” plane.

Every day we draw closer to the fullness of walking according to FATHER’S perfect plan, will, and purpose for each of our lives.  We are bringing our bodies into full subjection and our minds are being transformed as we intently focus on HIS Word.  Focusing on the world and its chaos is no longer of a priority but instead we joyfully anticipate FATHER’S next move.

FATHER is not reacting to the “wiles” of the devil.  The devil and his minions are responding to FATHER’S moves.  FATHER is the initiator whereas satan is only a responder.

Very soon, our hopes will be fully manifested.  The Holy Spirit is taking hold of us in our human frailty to empower us in our weakness.  At times we don’t even know how to pray, or know the best things to ask for. But the Holy Spirit rises up within us to super-intercede on our behalf, pleading to GOD with emotional sighs too deep for words.

As Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit:

27 GOD, the Searcher of the heart, knows fully our longings, yet HE also understands the desires of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before GOD for us, HIS Holy ones, in perfect harmony with GOD’S plan and our destiny.

FATHER is doing HIS part to move us toward fulfillment of our individual callings.  Our part is to bring our soul and body into subjection as well as remain vigilant of the devil’s attempts to deceive us.

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.

30 Having determined our destiny ahead of time, HE called us to HIMSELF and transferred HIS perfect righteousness to everyone HE called. And those who possess HIS perfect righteousness HE co-glorified with HIS Son!

Don’t these Words fill you with joy?  They do me.  Let us be fully encouraged as:

7 Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed,

we will remain unscathed and unharmed.

8 we will be spectators as the wicked perish in judgment,

for they will be paid back for what they have done!  (Psalm 91)

The Division

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

The Sabbath and the tithe were given to help us.  Both are meant to show us our Source.  We must not conjure up rationalizations to eliminate this Truth from our consciousness.  Our minds must be transformed and accept the Truth in all areas without resistance.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Corinthians chapter 10:

5 We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes GOD and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of GOD. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. 6 Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience

How can you and I be in complete unity if we don’t establish our relationship on Absolute Truth?  Varying opinions ultimately cause division.  Thankfully, Agape Love provides the longsuffering until we align ourselves with FATHER’S Truth.

You and I each have the responsibility to cast down every thought and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of GOD.  We must take our thoughts captive and overcome the soulishness.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 25:

31 “When the Son of Man appears in his majestic glory, with all his angels by his side, he will take his seat on his throne of splendor, 32 and all the nations will be gathered together before him. And like a shepherd who separates the sheep from the goats, he will separate all the people. 33 The ‘sheep’ he will put on his right side and the ‘goats’ on his left. 34 Then the King will turn to those on his right and say, ‘You have a special place in my Father’s heart. Come and experience the full inheritance of the kingdom realm that has been destined for you from before the foundation of the world! 35 For when you saw me hungry, you fed me. When you found me thirsty, you gave me something to drink. When I had no place to stay, you invited me in, 36 and when I was poorly clothed, you covered me. When I was sick, you tenderly cared for me, and when I was in prison you visited me.’

37 “Then the Godly will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and give you food and something to drink? 38 When did we see you with no place to stay and invite you in? When did we see you poorly clothed and cover you? 39 When did we see you sick and tenderly care for you, or in prison and visit you?’

40 “And the King will answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you cared for one of the least important of these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you demonstrated love for me.

41 “Then to those on his left the King will say, ‘Leave me! For you are under the curse of eternal fire that has been destined for the devil and all his demons. 42 For when you saw me hungry, you refused to give me food, and when you saw me thirsty, you refused to give me something to drink. 43 I had no place to stay, and you refused to take me in as your guest. When you saw me poorly clothed, you closed your hearts and would not cover me. When you saw that I was sick, you didn’t lift a finger to help me, and when I was imprisoned, you never came to visit me.’

44 “And then those on his left will say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty and not give you food and something to drink? When did we see you homeless, or poorly clothed? When did we see you sick and not help you, or in prison and not visit you?’

45 “Then he will answer them, ‘Don’t you know? When you refused to help one of the least important among these my little ones, my true brothers and sisters, you refused to help and honor me.’ 46 And they will depart from his presence and go into eternal punishment. But the Godly and Beloved ‘sheep’ will enter into eternal bliss.”

The division is occurring and let me assure you, none of us want to be on the wrong side of Jesus.  If you need to repent, then do it.  The time is short and we must not back off, for “now is the time”.

You should not attempt to water down this warning but instead heed it and make any necessary adjustments to your focus.  Each of us has our own lamp and oil.  Don’t expect to rely on someone else to provide you oil.

The War At Hand

Monday, July 20th, 2020

We have been preparing ourselves for what immediately lies ahead.  Not only is the soul of this nation at stake, but this battle will reach the uttermost parts of the earth.  The battle is and will be fought in the spiritual realm and we see its results in the physical.

This is not a time for living a life of compromise as FATHER will no longer withhold HIS Judgment.  You and I want to be on the right side of this spiritual war so let us gird ourselves up with HIS Truth coming forth out of our mouths.  I no longer have an opinion or view outside what FATHER’S Word says. 

I am not interested in arguing or debating with others concerning the current political scene.  We are to judge by the men’s fruit, not by the rhetoric coming from the adversary’s minions.  Expect to lose friends who resist being led by The Holy Spirit.  FATHER will provide others.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Corinthians chapter 6:

14 Don’t continue to team up with unbelievers in mismatched alliances, for what partnership is there between righteousness and rebellion? Who could mingle light with darkness? 15 What harmony can there be between Christ and Satan? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What friendship does GOD’S Temple have with demons? For indeed, we are the Temple of the living GOD, just as GOD has said:

I will make my home in them and walk among them.

I will be their God, and they will be MY people.

17 For this reason,

“Come out from among them and be separate,” says the Lord.

“Touch nothing that is unclean, and I will embrace you.

18 I will be a true Father to you,

    and you will be MY Beloved Sons and Daughters,”

    says the Lord Yahweh Almighty.

Satan is real and demons are real.  Some would try to redefine the adversary and his disembodied entities into a fairy tale thus having no relevance or impact today.  However I have seen demons as well as angels.  I have had supernatural interventions by angles keeping from death.  No one can talk me out of their existence… it’s too late.

Mathew recorded by The Holy Spirit in chapter 25:

25 “At the time My coming draws near, Heaven’s Kingdom realm can be compared to ten maidens who took their oil lamps and went outside to meet the bridegroom and his bride. 2–4 Five of them were foolish and ill-prepared, for they took no extra oil for their lamps. Five of them were wise and sensible, for they took flasks of olive oil with their lamps. 5 When the bridegroom didn’t come when they expected, they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. 6 Then suddenly, in the middle of the night, they were awakened by the shout ‘Get up! The bridegroom is here! Come out and have an encounter with him!’ 7 So all the girls got up and trimmed their lamps. 8 But the foolish ones were running out of oil, so they said to the five wise ones, ‘Share your oil with us, because our lamps are going out!’

The oil represents The Holy Spirit.  The five wise maidens had sufficiently prepared for His Coming by praying in The Holy Spirit on a consistent basis.  They had proven out their priorities due to their wise and sensible walk.  It is wise for me to pray in Tongues every day, not only first thing in the morning but throughout the day as I am led.  What better way to communicate with My Heavenly Father!

The foolish maidens became drowsy and fell asleep.  They became “numb” and changed their priorities.  They started sleeping later and later seeing no need to be vigilant.  Sadly when the Bridegroom came, they were no longer prepared.

9 “‘We can’t,’ they replied. ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. You’ll have to go and buy some for yourselves!’

10 “While the five girls were out buying oil, the bridegroom appeared. Those who were ready and waiting were escorted inside with him and the wedding party to enjoy the feast. And then the door was locked. 11 Later, the five foolish girls came running up to the door and pleaded, ‘Lord, Lord, let us come in!’

12 “But he called back, ‘Go away! Do I know you? I can assure you, I don’t even know you!’

13 “That is the reason you should always stay awake and be alert, because you don’t know the day or hour when the Bridegroom will appear.”

I can’t give you my oil of anointing for it is not transferrable. The hours, days, and years I have prayed in The Holy Spirit can only be credited to my account in Heaven.  For years I have been warning my brothers and sisters to remain vigilant and stay prepared.  Some have heeded the Wisdom given to me by The Holy Spirit and are prepared.  Others have simply fallen asleep and are now in a deep slumber.

The next four months are critical to the Body of Christ and require those of us who have kept our lamps trimmed to press into the spirit realm like never before.  These are Biblical times to say the least and we have been chosen for such a time as this.

Are you having trouble waking up in the morning to pray?  If so and if you are willing, ask FATHER to intervene.  Trust me, HE will.  Let our lamps be fully trimmed as we go forth with Our Lord Jesus being at the forefront of the battle.

Our Motivations

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Paul gives us seven empowering motivations by which we are to live our lives as he wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:

4 So, while living in this “tent,” we groan under its burden, not because we want to die but because we want these new bodies. We crave for all that is mortal to be swallowed up by eternal life. 5 And this is no empty hope, for GOD HIMSELF is the One Who has prepared us for this wonderful destiny. And to confirm this promise, HE has given us the Holy Spirit, like an engagement ring, as a guarantee.

6 That’s why we’re always full of courage. Even while we’re at home in the body, we’re homesick to be with the Master— 7 for we live by faith, not by what we see with our eyes. 8 We live with a joyful confidence, yet at the same time we take delight in the thought of leaving our bodies behind to be at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we live or die we make it our life’s passion to live our lives pleasing to Him. 10 For one day we will all be openly revealed before Christ on His throne so that each of us will be duly recompensed for our actions done in life, whether good or worthless.

11 Since we are those who stand in holy awe of the Lord, we make it our passion to persuade others to turn to Him. We know that our lives are transparent before the GOD who knows us fully, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. 12 Again, we are not taking an opportunity to brag, but giving you information that will enable you to be proud of us, and to answer those who esteem outward appearances while overlooking what is in the heart.

13 If we are out of our minds in a blissful, divine ecstasy, it is for GOD, but if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 14 For it is Christ’s love that fuels our passion and motivates us, because we are absolutely convinced that He has given his life for all of us. This means all died with him,

The above seven motivations are culminated in the last- Christ’s Love and that fuels my passion and motivation to write and encourage you.  Paul’s motivations were revealed to us by The Holy Spirit so that we could assess our individual walks to determine where we stand.

15 so that those who live should no longer live self-absorbed lives but lives that are poured out for Him—the one who died for us and now lives again. 16 So then, from now on, we have a new perspective that refuses to evaluate people merely by their outward appearances. For that’s how we once viewed the Anointed One, but no longer do we see Him with limited human insight.

As FATHER’S Love overtakes us, we will see others in a different light.  We will understand those who are in desperation and no longer judge them based on their current situation.  We will look to restore them to FATHER since HE knew them before HE formed them in the womb.

Let us pursue a walk with the proper motivations based on Agape Love.  Not only will we benefit but those around will enjoy our ministry toward others.

Paul is stating that the motivating passion of his life is Christ’s Love filling his heart, leaving him no choice but to surrender everything to GOD.

(1) The Holy Spirit

(2) faith

(3) a joyful confidence that we have new bodies waiting for us in heaven

(4) our life’s passion to live for Christ

(5) the knowledge of our appointment to stand before Christ

(6) our holy awe of God

(7) Christ’s endless Love for us

These are my motivations as well.  With these motivations, we cannot lose.

Do I Tithe?

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

Do I tithe into Servias Ministries?  The Holy Spirit wants me to share this since there is someone who questions the motivation of the blogs written concerning finances and giving.

My answer is a resounding YES, absolutely.  I continue to work “part-time” in the IT industry and generate income for my family.  We tithe from this income, investments, and retirement income.  I am grateful for FATHER’S great grace and mercy in my life and HE and I have a history of HIM blessing my family.

Over the years, HE has tested and trained me in the area of finances.  HE has miraculously paid off houses and cars thus today we have no debt.  It is all about obedience to both HIS written Word and HIS spoken Word.

Am I special to HIM? Yes, but you are too.  HE Loves to see HIS Sons and Daughters trust IN HIM to do HIS Word in their lives.

Greed (love of money) is the root of all evil and it is tied closely to fear.  People are fearful thus they live in a scarcity-oriented mindset.  I choose to live in FATHER’S Mindset of abundance thus I expect blessing to come my way, and it does.  As I said, FATHER and I have a history.

At this point, we tithe only into Servias Ministries as directed by The Holy Spirit.  We pray over our tithe and trust FATHER for a harvest of good fruit.  Right now, Servias is focused on giving to impoverished children for they are precious in HIS Sight.  When you give into Servias Ministries, you are not supporting me or my family, you are helping the impoverished kids. 

Servias does not have a payroll and never has.  If FATHER determines to enlarge Servias, then we will hire necessary people.  As for now, writing to you on a daily basis is what The Holy Spirit wants me to do.  I do it out of Love and hope it ministers to you resulting in you moving toward greater maturity so that you walk in HIS power and authority.

I am thankful for those who have joined me in cheerful giving to help the less fortunate… FATHER is too.  HE knows our hearts and looks forward to blessing us in return.

In Matthew chapter 25, Jesus spoke (after His end time discussion in chapter 24):

14 “Again, Heaven’s kingdom realm is like the wealthy man who went on a long journey and summoned all his trusted servants and assigned his financial management over to them. 15 Before he left on his journey, he entrusted a bag of five thousand gold coins to one of his servants, to another a bag of two thousand gold coins, and to the third a bag of one thousand gold coins, each according to his ability to manage.

16 “The one entrusted with five thousand gold coins immediately went out and traded with the money, and he doubled his investment. 17 In the same way, the one who was entrusted with two thousand gold coins traded with the sum and likewise doubled his investment. 18 But the one who had been entrusted with one thousand gold coins dug a hole in the ground and buried his master’s money.

19 “After much time had passed, the master returned to settle accounts with his servants. 20 The one who was entrusted with five thousand gold coins came and brought ten thousand, saying, ‘See, I have doubled your money.’

21 “Commending his servant, the master replied, ‘You have done well, and proven yourself to be my loyal and trustworthy servant. Because you have been a faithful steward to manage a small sum, now I will put you in charge of much, much more. You will experience the delight of your master, who will say to you, “Come celebrate with me!”

22 “Then the one who had been entrusted with two thousand gold coins came in and said, ‘See, my master, I have doubled what you have entrusted to me.’

23 “Commending his servant, the master replied, ‘You have done well, and proven yourself to be my loyal and trustworthy servant. Because you were faithful to manage a small sum, now I will put you in charge of much, much more. You will experience the delight of your master, who will say to you, “Come celebrate with me!”’

24 “Then the one who had been entrusted with one thousand gold coins came to his master and said, ‘Look, sir. I know that you are a hard man to please and you’re a shrewd and ruthless businessman who grows rich on the backs of others. 25 I was afraid of you, so I went and hid your money and buried it in the ground. But here it is—take it, it’s yours.’

26 “Angered by what he heard, the master said to him, ‘You’re an untrustworthy and lazy servant! If you knew I was a shrewd and ruthless business man who always makes a profit, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? 27 Then I would have received it all back with interest when I returned. 28 But because you were unfaithful, I will take the one thousand gold coins and give them to the one who has ten thousand. 29 For the one who has will be given more, until he overflows with abundance. And the one with hardly anything, even what little he has will be taken from him.’

30 “Then the master said to his other servants, ‘Now, throw that good-for-nothing servant far away from me into the outer darkness, where there will be great misery and anguish!’”

Let us not be found in unbelief when He returns.  The tithing question has been answered for the person or persons who have questioned my motivation in writing concerning giving.

1 + 8 Gifts

Friday, July 17th, 2020

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Galatians chapter 5:

22–23 But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is Divine Love in all its varied expressions:

joy that overflows,

peace that subdues,

patience that endures,

kindness in action,

a life full of virtue,

faith that prevails,

gentleness of heart, and

strength of spirit

Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.

The “fruit” (singular) of the Holy Spirit is Love, with the other virtues displaying aspects of the greatest quality of Spirit-life, Agape Love.  Love is preeminent and the other fruit result from the revelation of Agape Love.

John had this revelation as he wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 John chapter 3:

10 Here is how God’s children can be clearly distinguished from the children of the Evil One. Anyone who does not demonstrate righteousness and show Love to fellow believers is not living with God as his source.

11 The beautiful message you’ve heard right from the start is that we should walk in self-sacrificing Love toward one another. 12 We should not be like Cain, who yielded to the Evil One and brutally murdered his own brother, Abel. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s righteous.

13 So don’t be shocked, beloved brothers and sisters, if you experience the world’s hatred. 14 Yet we can be assured that we have been translated from spiritual death into spiritual life because we Love the family of believers. A loveless life remains spiritually dead. 15 Everyone who keeps hating a fellow believer is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

16 This is how we have discovered Love’s reality: Jesus sacrificed his life for us. Because of this great Love, we should be willing to lay down our lives for one another. 17 If anyone sees a fellow believer in need and has the means to help him, yet shows no pity and closes his heart against him, how is it even possible that God’s Love lives in him?

Agape Love initiates actions and produces results.  Jesus’ Love produced faith in me because of the assurance of His Love for me.  With that assurance I was able to accept all of the other promises given to me by FATHER.

Agape Love gives me joy and peace.  Agape Love encourages me to be longsuffering and walk in kindness.  In addition, I take on FATHER’S quality of

Goodness and become faithful in all HE is directing me to say and do by HIS Holy Spirit.  With this confidence I walk in gentleness and self-control. It all results from Agape Love being manifested toward me and in me.

We must not simply group Agape Love with the other fruit as though it comes forth after the other fruit are manifested.  Can you have true joy without Agape Love?  Can you truly be longsuffering without Agape Love?

As Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 13:

1 If I were to speak with eloquence in earth’s many languages, and in the heavenly tongues of angels, yet I didn’t express myself with Love, my words would be reduced to the hollow sound of nothing more than a clanging cymbal.

2 And if I were to have the gift of prophecy with a profound understanding of FATHER’S hidden secrets, and if I possessed unending supernatural knowledge, and if I had the greatest gift of faith that could move mountains, but have never learned to Love, then I am nothing.

3 And if I were to be so generous as to give away everything I owned to feed the poor, and to offer my body to be burned as a martyr, without the pure motive of Love, I would gain nothing of value.

The mind likes group these qualities as simple “nine gifts of The Spirit” but I say to you that we should look at them as “One plus eight resulting fruit of The Spirit” since Agape Love comes before the rest will materialize. 

As Jesus spoke in John chapter 3:

16 For this is how much GOD Loved the world—HE gave HIS one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in Him will never perish but experience everlasting life.

Love came first and the other gifts followed.  Selah!

Continued Technology Failure

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

FATHER warned me of technology failures and I recently wrote a blog of this warning. Two different major company sites were having problems today. Here is one such example:

When a major banking institution has an “Internet” problem, how are their customers able to pay their bills and/or access their accounts?

These are not the only recent instances. However, both occurred within an hour of each other. I experience or observe a failure just about every day now.

Be prepared and expect the unexpected!