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GOD Will Not Be Mocked

Friday, January 31st, 2020

We are definitely in the “Last Days”.  Plagues, locusts, social unrest, earthquakes, etc. are occurring around the earth with notable intensity.  We must not be negligent in our maturing process without compromise.  We must fill and trim our lamps with oil in preparation of the return of the Bridegroom.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Galatians chapter 6:

6 And those who are taught the Word must share all good things with their teacher; a sharing of wealth takes place between them.

7 Make no mistake about it, God will never be mocked! For what you plant will always be the very thing you harvest. 8 The harvest you reap reveals the seed that was planted. If you plant the corrupt seeds of self – life into this natural realm, you can expect to experience a harvest of corruption. If you plant the good seeds of Spirit-life you will reap the beautiful fruits that grow from the everlasting life of the Spirit.

9 And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! 10 Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others, especially to our brothers and sisters in the family of faith!

The demonic rely on the fact that you don’t know something or that you have misinformation.  Once you know the Truth, you will be free of demonic influence.  Jesus, being full of The Holy Spirit, took dominion over the demons who were entrenched in people’s lives.   We should be preparing ourselves to do the same for we are meant to be “full of The Holy Spirit” as well.

It is critical that our discernment must increase to the point where we can detect demonic activity and deal with it.  The world attempts to mask such activity by labeling it a disease or by simply accepting such activity as “acceptable” in their eyes.  However, FATHER will not be mocked by such lies.  Consider Sodom and Gomorrah.

We must be yielded to The Holy Spirit and speak by The Holy Spirit for people to be changed.  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Timothy chapter 3:

3 But you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce and difficult for the people of God. 2 People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that is right. They will ignore their own families. They will be ungrateful and ungodly.

3 They will become addicted to hateful and malicious slander. Slaves to their desires, they will be ferocious, belligerent haters of what is good and right. 4 With brutal treachery, they will act without restraint, bigoted and wrapped in clouds of their conceit. They will find their delight in the pleasures of this world more than the pleasures of the loving God.

5 They may pretend to have a respect for God, but in reality they want nothing to do with God’s power. Stay away from people like these! 6 For they are the ones who worm their way into the hearts of vulnerable women, spending the night with those who are captured by their lusts and steeped in sin. 7 They are always learning but never discover the revelation-knowledge of truth.

I need to know the Absolute Truth even if I am wrong, for the Absolute Truth will change me and renew my mind.  I have no interest in religion which denies GOD’S power.  I have no interest in reading books, which in the end, produce no fruit. 

There is no time to waste because FATHER is on the move and I want to be in the middle of what HE is doing.  We need Spiritual revelation not intellectual teaching.  If a pursuit does not increase my effectiveness for the Kingdom’s sake, what then is the point?  I am not interested in being entertained by those who “have a form of godliness but deny the power”.

It is time to be brutally honest with ourselves and properly judge fruit.  We must quit overlooking the corrupt fruit being produced in those who claim to walk in godliness but with no tangible results.  We are not to judge men but we are to judge fruit.  FATHER will judge those men accordingly.  We are warned to stay away from them.  Remember, GOD will not be mocked and man will reap what he sows.

Distribution Report

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Tithes and joyful offerings we are receiving are being directed to impoverished school-age children who have no ability to repay.  FATHER has a special place in HIS Heart for children.  In Mark chapter 10, Jesus spoke:

13 The parents kept bringing their little children to Jesus so that he would lay his hands on them and bless them. But the disciples kept rebuking and scolding the people for doing it. 14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he became indignant with his disciples and said to them, “Let all the little children come to me and never hinder them! Don’t you know that God’s kingdom realm exists for such as these? 15 Listen to the truth I speak: Whoever does not open their arms to receive God’s kingdom like a teachable child will never enter it.” 16 Then he embraced each child, and laying his hands on them, he lovingly blessed each one.

When we give to the poor, especially the children, FATHER obligates HIMSELF to repay us for our cheerful giving.  Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 14:

12 Then Jesus turned to his host and said, “When you throw a banquet, don’t just invite your friends, relatives, or rich neighbors—for it is likely they will return the favor. 13–14 It is better to invite those who never get an invitation. Invite the poor to your banquet, along with the outcast, the handicapped, and the blind—those who could never repay you the favor. Then you will experience a great blessing in this life, and at the resurrection of the Godly you will receive a full reward.”

In great gratitude, you and I should expect FATHER to bring forth great blessings in our lives for we are giving out of Agape Love and not out of duty.  We are assuring these kids of receiving food and other essential support. 

We are working with a local school that has a substantial group of impoverished kids.  They are tasked with distributing assistance to those with the most severe needs.  The superintendent and principals are grateful for our assistance since in the past, they would try to help those kids out of their own pockets.

I believe it is important that you know where our funds are going so that you can expect good fruit from your giving and know that the funds are being deployed in accordance with FATHER’S Divine Intent of Agape Love. 

You and I are truly investing in FATHER’S Kingdom. Let the windows of Heaven open up today!

Passionate Love

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

There is coming a time when it will get dark and whatever oil you have will be your only resource.  Hearing is only part of what we need.  We must also participate in establishing the Kingdom through understanding.

People want to participate but most are distracted by the world and its priorities.  The Holy Spirit was sent to help us and Jesus explained this in John chapter 14:

15 “Loving me empowers you to obey my commands.  16–17 And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Savior, the Holy Spirit of Truth, who will be to you a friend just like me—and he will never leave you. The world won’t receive him because they can’t see him or know him. But you will know him intimately, because he will make his home in you and will live inside you.

The word Savior depicts the role of the Holy Spirit to protect, defend, and save us from our self and our enemies and keep us whole and healed. He is the One who guides and defends, comforts and consoles. Keep in mind that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, our Savior. The Aramaic word is paraqleta, which is taken from two root words: (1) praq, “to end, finish, or to save,” and (2) lyta, which means “the curse.” What a beautiful word picture, the Holy Spirit comes to end the work of the curse (of sin) in our lives and to save us from its every effect!

This is why FATHER has had me focus on Agape Love in 2005.  We need to be empowered and Jesus clearly stated the pathway to empowerment.  When one truly Loves, he or she will do anything that perpetuates the relationship.

When we are participating as partakers of HIS Divine Nature, we should be prospering in every area of our life.  If we aren’t, we need to gain understanding and this is accomplished by being fully led by The Holy Spirit.  I can tell you I am not there yet and I know I am the one who needs to change thus I press in daily to allow The Word to sift out anything that is hindering my full maturity.  I trust you are doing the same.

If we are fully obeying FATHER and listening closely to The Holy Spirit, then as Jesus said:

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

None of the Sons or Daughters should be lacking in any area.  FATHER will impart wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and skill to those who follow the narrow path known as The Way.  Yes, this includes finances.  We must erase the orientation to scarcity from our midst.  We must open our eyes to blessing and prosperity else we will not fulfill our callings  As I have said in the past, “I am just one phone call away from financial blessing.”  There is plenty of money in the world but the wrong people have it.  The Egyptians funded the Exodus.  When Jesus was a baby, “wise men” from the East funded Jesus’ exodus to Egypt so that He would retrace the steps and return to The Promised Land Himself. The reason we will prosper is because Jesus prospers in everything He is associated with in ministry.

Jesus further spoke:

18 “I promise that I will never leave you helpless or abandon you as orphans—I will come back to you! 19 Soon I will leave this world and they will see me no longer, but you will see me, because I will live again, and you will come alive too. 20 So when that day comes, you will know that I am living in the Father and that you are one with me, for I will be living in you. 21 Those who truly love me are those who obey my commands. Whoever passionately loves me will be passionately loved by my Father. And I will passionately love you in return and will manifest my life within you.”

Jesus is not separated from you and me.  We must open our eyes to what He spoke and accept it as the Absolute Truth.  Each of us needs to discard any unworthiness that the adversary wants to keep us enslaved with by constantly bringing up our past.  Accept The Blood of Jesus today for It erases your past sins.

The Holy Spirit is a “defense attorney” Who never loses.  We will become aggressive in our expectations of fruitfulness and will no longer be passive in any area.  Our passion will be apparent in all areas of our life.  If you are not passionate then you should press in even more than you are currently doing.  I can attest that passion will come.  The success of Jesus’ ministry today is based on our success in walking according to the leading of The Holy Spirit.  Let us do it with passionate Love.

No Middleman

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

You and I don’t need a “middleman” to access Our Heavenly Father.  We need The Holy Spirit to reveal the Absolute Truth which is only found in Heaven.  Yes, there are ministries out there who will promote Truth but we must guard ourselves from placing our reliance on them and their message.  If they don’t promote the Absolute Truth of Jesus Christ and His preeminence, their ministry will diminish over time and FATHER will judge them accordingly.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Psalm 89:

13 Breathtaking and awesome is your power!

Astounding and unbelievable

is your might and strength when it goes on display!

14 Your glorious throne rests on a foundation

of righteousness and just verdicts.

Grace and truth are the attendants who go before you.

Truth is found in the Throne Room of FATHER and goes forth proclaiming reality.  In order to be fully mature and qualified as Sons and Daughters, we must discern Truth from deception.  The adversary who has been exposed to Truth will twist It in order to deceive man.  Jesus told us how narrow is the path and many are called but few are chosen.

In Matthew chapter 13, Jesus spoke a critical Truth in the parable of sowing into the hearts of men:

3 He taught them many things by using stories, parables that would illustrate spiritual Truths, saying:

“Consider this: There was a farmer who went out to sow seeds. 4 As he cast his seeds, some fell along the beaten path and the birds came and ate them. 5 Other seeds fell onto gravel that had no topsoil. The seeds quickly shot up, 6 but when the days grew hot, the sprouts were scorched and withered because they had insufficient roots. 7 Other seeds fell among the thorns and weeds, so when the seeds sprouted, so did the weeds, crowding out the good plants. 8 But other seeds fell on good, rich soil that kept producing a good harvest. Some yielded thirty, some sixty, and some even one hundred times as much as he planted! 9 If you’re able to understand this, then you need to respond.”

There were four types of hearts revealed by Jesus so at best only 25% of the people will receive The Word because their hearts were “good soil”.  However, of those 25%, only 1/3 will produce 100 fold of fruit in their lives.  This parable is not about money, it focuses on our fruitfulness.  Our fruitfulness is meant to testify to those who observe our fruit and want to know why we are fruitful thus allowing us to minister Jesus Christ to them.

Those in this fourth group are classified into three subgroups.  What is the difference among the groups?  It deals with revelation versus deception.  The adversary’s goal is that we remain blinded and deceived to the whole and Absolute Truth.  Jesus responded to the disciples and further spoke:

10 Then his disciples approached Jesus and asked, “Why do you always speak to people in these hard-to-understand parables?”

11 He explained, “You’ve been given the intimate experience of insight into the hidden truths and mysteries of the realm of heaven’s kingdom, but they have not. 12 For everyone who listens with an open heart will receive progressively more revelation until he has more than enough.  But those who don’t listen with an open, teachable heart, even the understanding that they think they have will be taken from them. 13 That’s why I teach the people using parables, because they think they’re looking for truth, yet because their hearts are unteachable, they never discover it. Although they will listen to me, they never fully perceive the message I speak.

We must rely on The Holy Spirit to give us the fullness of FATHER’S Absolute Truth.  We must maintain an open and teachable heart which is described as good and fertile soil.  This is why I am adamant concerning praying in The Holy Spirit on a daily basis.  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 2:

10 But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit.  Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things.

I can share with you what The Holy Spirit is saying today and found in these writings but it is more important that you hear in a superior fashion directly from The Holy Spirit WHO knows the entirety of the book written about you in Heaven (Psalm 139:16).  The Holy Spirit will guide you into ALL Truth and you must not rely on a “middleman” to guide you in a limited fashion.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Matthew chapter 12 when the Pharisees said that Jesus cast out demons by the power of Satan, the prince of demons and He responded to their deceptive accusations:

“If I drive out demons by the power of the Spirit of God, then the end of Satan’s kingdom has come!”

30 “So join with me, for if you’re not on my side you are against me. And if you refuse to help me gather the spoils, you are making things worse. 31 This is why I warn you, for God will forgive people for every sin and blasphemy they have committed except one. There is no forgiveness for the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. 32 If anyone speaks evil of me, the Son of Man, he can be forgiven; but if anyone contemptuously speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will never be forgiven, now or ever!”

The Holy Spirit is given to us to reveal who we are in Christ and to reveal FATHER’S power and authority in us.  We were made in GOD’S image and have the full capacity to walk as mature Sons and Daughters.  What keeps us from walking in this manner and from doing greater things than Jesus?  Revelation!  The Holy Spirit is Our Source for that revelation thus we must not speak against The Holy Spirit in any way.  Jesus issued a stern warning to all who have ears to hear.

Let Our Eyes Be Opened

Monday, January 27th, 2020

You and I are to participate in ministry.  The focus must always be on Our Heavenly Father, not me, not you, and not some ministry.  Many ministries in the past have focused on themselves and their personalities.  In a most subtle way, they have taken the focus away from Jesus Christ and Our Heavenly Father.  They have viewed themselves as being set apart and important to FATHER’S plan as though HE has submitted to their life in some manner.  Be careful for you don’t know the private lives and thoughts of men.

All of the writings given to me on a daily basis arise out of simply listening and responding to The Holy Spirit.  I take no credit for the writings.  I am being ministered to as I write as though The Holy Spirit is speaking only to me.  I listen closely to what The Holy Spirit is saying and I make “course corrections” in response.

A major move of Our Heavenly Father has begun and you and I are meant to be partakers of the Divine Nature thus to participate in this move.  Some will not discern this move and only be observers.  However it is critical to seek The Holy Spirit and respond according to what THE SPIRIT is instructing you, without hesitation.  This will qualify us to fully participate in this great move.

Your past does not matter so don’t allow you mind to convince you of unworthiness due to your history.  Jesus’ Blood was and is sufficient to wipe away all sin so simply accept His sacrifice and move on.  The adversary would love to keep you focused on the past and miss out on fulfillment of your calling. 

Luke recorded by The Holy Spirit in chapter 24:

13 Later that Sunday, two of Jesus’ disciples were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, a journey of about seventeen miles. 14–15 They were in the midst of a discussion about all the events of the last few days when Jesus walked up and accompanied them in their journey. 16 They were unaware that it was Jesus walking alongside them, for God prevented them from recognizing him.

17–18 Jesus said to them, “You seem to be in a deep discussion about something. What are you talking about, so sad and gloomy?”

They stopped, and the one named Cleopas answered, “Haven’t you heard? Are you the only one in Jerusalem unaware of the things that have happened over the last few days?”

19 Jesus asked, “What things?”

“The things about Jesus, the Man from Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a mighty prophet of God who performed miracles and wonders. His words were powerful and he had great favor with God and the people.

The two disciples did not discern that Jesus was and is the Son of GOD.  They thought Him to be a mighty prophet instead.

25 Jesus said to them, “Why are you so thick-headed? Why do you find it so hard to believe every word the prophets have spoken? 26 Wasn’t it necessary for Christ, the Messiah, to experience all these sufferings and then afterward to enter into his glory?”

27 Then he carefully unveiled to them the revelation of himself throughout the Scripture. He started from the beginning and explained the writings of Moses and all the prophets, showing how they wrote of him and revealed the truth about himself.

28 As they approached the village, Jesus walked on ahead, telling them he was going on to a distant place. 29 They urged him to remain there and pleaded, “Stay with us. It will be dark soon.” So Jesus went with them into the village.

30 Joining them at the table for supper, he took bread and blessed it and broke it, then gave it to them. 31 All at once their eyes were opened and they realized it was Jesus! Then suddenly, in a flash, Jesus vanished from before their eyes!

32 Stunned, they looked at each other and said, “Why didn’t we recognize it was him? Didn’t our hearts burn with the flames of holy passion while we walked beside him? He unveiled for us such profound revelation from the Scriptures!”

None of the disciples truly listened to Jesus when He explained how He was going to die and be resurrected.  None of them discerned the reality even when Jesus explained it to these two disciples on the road to Emmaus.

In John chapter 4, the woman at the well did not discern who Jesus was because she asked the wrong question, how rather than who are you:

7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.

9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

She lacked discernment.  She asked “how”, not “who”.

Discern that Jesus is among us now and expect the supernatural to operate in your life.  As we focus on walking in Agape Love, our eyes are being opened.  The Beloved Disciple wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 John chapter 3:

1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

These writings are intended to purify us in all areas without exception.  I suspect that the most challenging area for many has to do with money.  We are told the evil is rooted in the area of finances.  Each of us must overcome the fear associated with finances in order to be able to have our eyes opened and fully discern the presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ as well as our angels who are assigned to us.  Don’t let this one area disqualify you from being a partaker in this move.

Intrumental Worship Music

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

FYI, I have listened to the album: The Great Hall

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I expect more true worship coming forth this year.

Qualifying For The Next Level

Sunday, January 26th, 2020

In Hebrews chapter 7, it is written by The Holy Spirit:

1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem [and] priest of the Most High God, met Abraham as he returned from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

2 And Abraham gave to him a tenth portion of all [the spoil]. He is primarily, as his name when translated indicates, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, which means king of peace.

3 Without [record of] father or mother or ancestral line, neither with beginning of days nor ending of life, but, resembling the Son of God, he continues to be a priest without interruption and without successor.

4 Now observe and consider how great [a personage] this was to whom even Abraham the patriarch gave a tenth [the topmost or the pick of the heap] of the spoils.

5 And it is true that those descendants of Levi who are charged with the priestly office are commanded in the Law to take tithes from the people—which means, from their brethren—though these have descended from Abraham.

6 But this person who has not their Levitical ancestry received tithes from Abraham [himself] and blessed him who possessed the promises [of God].

7 Yet it is beyond all contradiction that it is the lesser person who is blessed by the greater one.

8 Furthermore, here [in the Levitical priesthood] tithes are received by men who are subject to death; while there [in the case of Melchizedek], they are received by one of whom it is testified that he lives [perpetually].

9 A person might even say that Levi [the father of the priestly tribe] himself, who received tithes (the tenth), paid tithes through Abraham,

10 For he was still in the loins of his forefather [Abraham] when Melchizedek met him [Abraham].

FATHER established the tithe as HIS portion, the firstfruit, indicating HIS ownership.  When it was recorded that Abram gave a tithe, the Truth (reality) of ownership was established for all of us.  In the above passage in Hebrews, further clarification was given of the tithe’s continued importance.

What is often missed is the connection of the tithe to communion.  In Genesis chapter 14, it is written by The Holy Spirit:

18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said:

​​​“Blessed be Abram of God Most High,

​​Possessor of heaven and earth;

20 ​​And blessed be God Most High,

​​Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”

And he gave him a tithe of all.

There was a Holy bond established between Melchizedek and Abram before Abram gave the tithe.  The wine and bread established a relationship of the greater and the lesser.  Then the lesser affirmed his position by giving the tithe of his increase due to being blessed by GOD MOST HIGH.

What happened next?  In Genesis chapter 15, it is also recorded by The Holy Spirit:

1 After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

Abram qualified to be promoted to a higher relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  The result was a change in nature thus his name was changed to Abraham.  Have we qualified for the next level of relationship with Our Heavenly Father?

Walking Without Limitation

Friday, January 24th, 2020

What is holding you back?

How we live is based on our revelation.  Stop right now and think about this Truth.  There is no limitation found in The Holy Spirit.  The only limitation we have is unbelief.  There is no failure in Heaven and there is no thought of failure.  Everything is working in our favor if we embrace the revelation which has been deposited in us.  THE LORD can visit you and change the world.  HE did this with Abraham and will do it with you.  You and I need to expect this to occur with us as well.

If we are inactive then we are blind as The Holy Spirit revealed through Peter in 2 Peter 1:

3 Everything we could ever need for life and complete devotion to God has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness. 4 As a result of this, he has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the divine nature, by which you have escaped the corrupt desires that are of the world.

5 So devote yourselves to lavishly supplementing your faith with goodness,

and to goodness add understanding,

6 and to understanding add the strength of self-control,

and to self-control add patient endurance,

and to patient endurance add Godliness,

7 and to godliness add mercy toward your brothers and sisters,

and to mercy toward others add unending love.

8 Since these virtues are already planted deep within, and you possess them in abundant supply, they will keep you from being inactive or fruitless in your pursuit of knowing Jesus Christ more intimately. 9 But if anyone lacks these things, he is blind, constantly closing his eyes to the mysteries of our faith, and forgetting his innocence—for his past sins have been washed away.

10 For this reason, beloved ones, be eager to confirm and validate that God has invited you to salvation and claimed you as his own. If you do these things, you will never stumble. 11 As a result, the kingdom’s gates will open wide to you as God choreographs your triumphant entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Messiah.

We must remove unbelief from our midst by renewing our minds, dwelling and meditating on these passages so that our understanding is complete.  The power and authority is resident in us but we must have our eyes fully opened in order to walk in this power and authority granted to us by FATHER.  The inhabitants of the earth are counting on it even if they don’t currently realize it.  Paul expressed this by The Holy Spirit in Romans 8:

19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Don’t allow your soul to convince you that you are not worthy to walk in this high calling.  We have plenty of examples of men such as Paul and Peter who missed the mark but later were changed.  They ended up mighty ministers for Jesus Christ.  They had to forget their past just like you and I must.  Paul expressed this by The Holy Spirit in Philippians 3:

12 I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. 13 I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. 14 I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. 15 So let all who are fully mature have this same passion, and if anyone is not yet gripped by these desires, God will reveal it to them. 16 And let us all advance together to reach this victory-prize, following one path with one passion.

FATHER will make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery in you and me, which is Christ in us, the hope of glory.  Paul further wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians 3:

20 Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.

We are called to be imitators of Jesus Christ in everything we do.  As we do then we will represent Our Heavenly Father as HIS beloved Sons and Daughters. We will walk surrendered to the extravagant Agape Love of Christ.

A Willing Receiver

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

I have no Plan B.  Being led by THE SPIRIT is my only plan.  Jesus came to show us what our relationship with Our Heavenly Father should be.

In John chapter 17, Jesus spoke:

20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

Jesus spoke the above prayer which is the absolute Truth.  FATHER desires HIS Love be in us as well.  HE is the greater and we are the lesser thus it is HIM who brings forth blessing and prosperity in our lives.

The previous writings concerning the tithe is to provide each of us the revelation of Holiness by acknowledging FATHER’S ownership thus affirming our relationship with HIM.  Every time I tithe, I acknowledge FATHER’S ownership of every aspect of my life.  I actively submit to that ownership by giving the firstfruits of my labor and increase.

FATHER is not reluctant to respond to our willingness to give for HE wishes to give us favor in all areas of our life.  We should not be reluctant to accept this favor in whatever form it comes to us.  We need to be “receivers” as well as givers and expect blessings and prosperity to come our way.  It is written in Hebrews chapter 11:

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

We need to have faith in receiving as well as giving.  It is not FATHER’S desire for the wicked to have all the resources but rather it is HIS Divine Intent that the Sons and Daughters be stewards over the resources on earth.  After all, the wicked have no interest in establishing FATHER’S Kingdom on earth.  We need to expect FATHER’S rewards but it requires us to walk in faith.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Philippians chapter 4:

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

Yes, we have an account in Heaven which rewards those who give with a pure heart.  In Deuteronomy chapter 15, FATHER spoke:

4 … there may be no poor among you; for the LORD will greatly bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance— 5 only if you carefully obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe with care all these commandments which I command you today.

FATHER has not changed HIS mind concerning the poor.  It is HIS desire for those who walk according to HIS Word to be blessed and prosper.  HE may use you or me to be instruments of HIS blessing so don’t be surprised if HE calls upon you and/or me to be a blessing to others.

FATHER wants blessing and prosperity to flow from Heaven THROUGH you and me.  We must not hinder that flow by being reluctant to receive HIS favor.  As we are found faithful in a little, we will rise (qualify) to the next level of giving and receiving.  Let us not hinder HIS plan of expansion but let us embrace it and be an integral part of it.  Now is the time to be a partaker of HIS Divine nature.

Generosity

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Jesus taught generosity yet many believers today don’t emulate Jesus in this area.  They attempt to minimize their financial outlay to those whom they hire rather than pay a fair or even a generous amount for their work done.

The questions you should ask: would the person want to do business with me in the future?  Was I generous or stingy?  Did I try to exploit the person?  Did I try to get something for nothing?  Did I pay the person in a timely manner or did I force  him or her to wait?

Do we want FATHER to treat us generously or withhold blessing as though HE is a limited GOD?  FATHER has limitless resources and those very resources are available to those who represent HIS nature of generosity.  If you hoard money and “things” then you can’t expect FATHER to act on your behalf.

The following passage expresses FATHER’S Agape Love in multiple facets. In John chapter 6, it is written by The Holy Spirit:

1 After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. 2 Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. 3 And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.

4 Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. 5 Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

7 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.”

8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”

10 Then Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples[fn] to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, “Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.” 13 Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

Were the people fully satisfied after they ate?  Yes and they had more than enough.  Was the lad who provided the loaves and fishes satisfied with sharing?  It might have been the best day of his financial life and I am sure his family expressed gratitude for the increase.  Jesus was never reluctant to give above people’s expectation.  He never reluctantly healed anyone nor was He reluctant to cast out a demon and set the person free.  What is it worth to heal you of an “incurable” disease?  One woman with an issue of blood spent all she had with doctors but was left in the same condition.  Jesus corrected her condition and returned her back to health.

If we are going to pray for FATHER’S favor in our daily lives, we should express that same favor to those in need.  We need to be known for our generosity and fairness with others.  FATHER once told me “Negotiation is manipulation and manipulation is not of ME.”  Ouch!  I prided myself in being a good negotiator.  I immediately repented and purposed to no longer negotiate in any transaction.  I now ask the price and simply say yes or no based on the leading of The Holy Spirit.

We need to allow The Holy Spirit to guide us in all actions and transactions so that we will reflect the Love of Our Heavenly Father.  Otherwise, men will not be drawn to us as they were Jesus.  Let unconditional Love have preeminence over “conditional” love.  It’s all about the Golden Rule, Love your neighbor as yourself.