Archive for February, 2014

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

The Apostle Paul understood Love.  He was an enemy of Christians and the Love of Our Heavenly Father transformed him into a follower of Christ.  He had followed his fleshly man and had lived a life of blindness.  Nevertheless, his calling remained intact.  He was called to preach the Gospel.  He lived all of his early life preparing for his calling but did not realize it.  He thought he was called to another path.  His gifts were being developed while he was yet blind.  But in the end, he fulfilled his calling.  The Love of Our Heavenly Father is greater than your blindness and HIS mercy endures all of your lawlessness and selfishness, also known as self preservation.  It is never too late to walk out your calling, no matter what your past and present would otherwise suggest.  You are one moment away from change.

The foundation of our entire existence is Love… period.  GOD is Love, that is undeniable.  You must take stock of your walk and assess your motives.  Are you motivated by Love or by self preservation, at the expense of others.  Do you exalt yourself, promote a spirit of superiority?  Do you act elusive as though you have some superior position in life inaccessible to others?  Do you pout when you don’t get your way?  Do you demand justice when you have been wronged yet expect mercy when you screw up?  Each of us must take off the blinders and look in the mirror.  The division among families, friends, and others will only cease as we become rooted and grounded in Love.  If Love can convert Saul to Paul, then your enemies can be converted as well.

The reality is that you need to change.  I need to change.  We all need to change.  Our change will occur as we continue to be cleansed by HIS Word.  We must dwell and meditate on HIS Love to the point where we may are filled with HIS fullness.  We must ascend to HIS Love.  The Good News is He is drawing us to HIM.

Paul prayed in Colossians 1:

9 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.


I also pray:

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Command versus Control

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Love commands, the lawless control and manipulate.

Genesis 2:16  And the LORD God commanded (tsavah) the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.

The word tsavah means:

  1. to command, charge, give orders, lay charge, give charge to, order

    1. (Piel)

      1. to lay charge upon

      2. to give charge to, give command to

      3. to give charge unto

      4. to give charge over, appoint

      5. to give charge, command

      6. to charge, command

      7. to charge, commission

      8. to command, appoint, ordain (of divine act)

    2. (Pual) to be commanded

To “command” denotes authority whereas to “control” suggests the need for energy, focus, and resources to create the result.  Command has Our Heavenly Father’s causative power and authority behind it.  HIS Love instituted the laws of the universe and keeps those laws in harmony.  As we line up with HIS Love and HIS Laws, we move out of the energy and resistance-based environment into the rest-based flow of being in command.

For example, the U.S. continues to create new laws to restrict private capital (personal wealth) from leaving its shores.  Why?  The government believes it has the right to your money and to tax you for the privilege to exist as a citizen.  It has created a taxing authority whose job is to further the growth of the center of control.  This creates an adversarial relationship with its citizens.  The citizens then begin to look at ways to protect their acquired wealth by breaking the newly created laws.  Ultimately, control ends in death and destruction.  History is full of examples where men attempted to control the masses for personal gain.  Each time, the system ultimately fell apart.  At the same time, Our Heavenly Father’s creation continued to operate in perfect harmony.  The sun came up every day and set every night, without man’s intervention.

Manipulation is the attempt to control the situation for self-preservation.  Jacob was a master manipulator.  He felt he needed to help Our Heavenly Father bless him.  Little did he realize the Our Heavenly Father’s commands needed no assistance from man.  Our Heavenly Father’s words have life and power within them to cause them to come to pass.  HE is in command of the situation.  Behind those words is Love.  Love has power and authority interwoven into every word that comes forth from its pure source.  When we were preparing to make an offer to buy our current house in 1992, Our Heavenly Father told me what to pay for the house.  It was $10,000 less than the latest asking price for the house.  In my less than fully matured state, I said that I would offer him $20,000 less and then negotiate to Our Heavenly Father’s number.  Our Heavenly Father responded: “Negotiation is manipulation, and manipulation is not of ME.”   Oops!  That was a needful corrective interview.  I offered the price Our Heavenly Father gave me and the man accepted the offer.  We took possession of the 1st Day of Tabernacles in 1992.  (I didn’t know this feast existed back then.)

When we respond to Our Heavenly Father’s direction, we move into command of the situation and into HIS rest.  It takes less energy and resources to walk this path.  Time is freed up.  You are not worn out by attempting to maintain control on multiple fronts.  You can enjoy HIS creation.  As you realize the difference between command and control, the choice becomes clear.  Pursue the revelation of Love and your life will be enriched.  You will shed weights you have added to your life from the various attempts to control lives and/or things.  Love attracts those things that should be under your command.  All of creation yearns for the Kingdom of Our Heavenly Father to fill the earth.  We have been charged with bringing it forth.  Not by force, but by Love being in command of the resources assigned by Heaven.  Love brings forth a true equilibrium.  What a joy!

Focus on the Internal

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

The internal changes the external.  The external is a result of what resides on the inside of you… good, or bad.  Your intent is expressed by your “external”.  Your thoughts are reflected by your actions.  If you Love, you will produce fruit of Love.  If you are bitter and unforgiving, you will also produce fruit.  If you have faith in your heart, you will not be afraid of what man can do to you.  Faith comes by hearing the Word of Our Heavenly Father, whether it be in HIS Scripture or hearing HIS Voice directly.  HIS Intent is found either way and HIS Intent will come to pass.  HE spoke the earth and its contents into being and they continue to exist.  Seedtime and harvest is one of those fundamental laws we all understand.  You reap what you sow and you sow by intent.

Paul said “For we walk by faith, not by sight”.  What we see is subject to change.  Faith understands this.  What we see is temporary and can change in a moment.  As each of us focuses on the internal, we are preparing our calling or purpose to manifest in the external.  We each have to “get it on our own”.  I can’t hear for you and expect you to “get” the revelation.  I can share a revelation as an encouragement for you to pursue your own revelation.  I can instruct you on how to mature in your relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  But in the end, you must do it yourself.  You cannot grow by having an intermediary between you and Our Heavenly Father.  This is why the church has failed to produce mature saints and why lawlessness prevails.  The children of Israel in the wilderness are a perfect example.  They saw miracles and acts of Our Heavenly Father but still had unbelief in their hearts.  They wanted Moses to go talk with Our Heavenly Father and then return to the camp and tell them what HE said.  They focused only on the external.  In the end, they all died in the wilderness without crossing into the Promised Land except for Joshua and Caleb.

Numbers 14:24  But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.

Caleb had a different spirit from the others in the camp.

Numbers 32:12  Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD.

They followed THE LORD in their hearts, the “internal”.  They were able to realize their external inheritance as a result.

Start your day by feeding your internal with HIS Word.  Immerse yourself in the Word or books on topics that focus on aspects of HIS Character.  This is why Our Heavenly Father had Servias Ministries publish books.  They are to benefit you.  I received my blessing when HE gave me the anointing to write the books on Love.  Originally, I didn’t intend to publish a book.  I was simply taking notes on what HE showed me.  It was HIS decision for me to publish the book thus it is for you to receive whatever revelation is contained therein.  If you only received one revelation from reading the book, would it be worth it?  Can one revelation change the course of your life?  Hearing results in responding.  Responding produces the external.

Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.  NLT

It all starts with the “internal”.

"This Book of the Law (Love) shall not depart from
your mouth, but you shall meditate (internally) in it day
and night, that you may observe to do according
to all that is written in it.  For then you will
make your (external) way prosperous, and then you will
have good success."  Joshua 1:8 NKJV

Focusing on Priorities

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Throughout history, economies of nations expand and contract.  Their survival is determined by their fairness to all.  Profits are made which allow further expansion.  When profits are concentrated to the benefit of a few, destruction of the economic cycle ensues.  The average worker becomes worn out and simply doesn’t want to participate anymore.  They begin looking at ways to receive benefit from the system without providing value to the system themselves.  They become welfare recipients.  Those in power continue to concentrate the wealth without realizing they are creating death and destruction to a larger degree than they can handle.  When this occurs, contraction of the economy results.  The concentration of wealth determines the degree of contraction.  Wealth is then destroyed, even for those who were in power to accumulate it.  The Western World is presently on this course toward severe wealth destruction.  What day will it happen?  Only Our Heavenly Father knows.  How will it affect you and me?  Only Our Heavenly Father knows.  Get the picture?

How do you prepare for this “Great Reset” of contraction?  You must determine your priorities and focus on them.  Sit down and write out a priority list of ten items.  then place an “A”, “B”, or “C” next to each item.  Focus your time and attention on the A’s first.  How simple!  As for me, I have an A priority of praying and meditating on the Word when I first wake up.  You don’t have time?  Wake up earlier.  Are you too tired?  I have found that Our Heavenly Father will “refresh” me and provide the time after I have committed to HIM the first fruits of the day.  In focusing on HIM, I open myself up to greater revelation of HIS Word and HIS Character.  As the day progresses, I have a greater clarity of the lessons HE is having me walk out as part of my maturing process.

Expansion and contraction is a Spiritual Law.  Focus is an aspect of contraction.  Fruitfulness is an aspect of expansion.  Life is compressed into a seed.  In good soil, expansion occurs.  Intense focus produces a hundredfold return.  As you intently and persistently focus on Love, you will reap Love.  If you don’t, you won’t.

Our Heavenly Father’s most primary characteristic is Love.  If you will devote the first fruits of your day to a focus on HIS most primary characteristic, you will produce fruit in that area.  Love supersedes economic cycles.  Love supersedes dis-ease.  Love supersedes vain imaginations of men.  If you will focus on Love, Our Heavenly Father will position you to handle whatever the economic contraction produces.  A complex economy will create a complex contraction.  Men’s worthless contraptions will fall away during the contraction.  Uneconomic pursuits will wither away.  Activities based on lawlessness will be revealed and removed.  The Law of Equal Weights and Measures will reconcile the activities of men.  Your priorities will determine your level of preparation when that day arrives.  Now is the time.  Keep your lamp trimmed.

First Hand

Monday, February 17th, 2014

In yesterday’s Bible Study, Kemper made an excellent point- Each of us must get the revelation of Truth on our own.  Our goal is to make you aware of areas to pursue, to encourage you to press in and mature, and to provide testimony of the result of pursuing the fullness of the Love of the Truth.  Nobody can do it for you, you must act and pursue a relationship with Our Heavenly Father yourself.  As John states, you have received an anointing that abides in you to teach you:

1 John 2:27  But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

This anointing will direct you to the fullness of the revelation of Love thus proceeding to an intimate relationship with Our Heavenly Father:

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

You have within you the anointing for being led in the fullness of Love, to be rooted and grounded in Love.  This will draw you into the “fullness of GOD”:

Ephesians 3:17 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.

As you are drawn into the fullness, you will then produce the appropriate fruit for your purpose or calling in life.  Resources will be drawn to you like a magnet and you will have everything needed to fulfill your calling.  Now is the time to press in and tap in to that anointing abiding within you.  Pray to Our Heavenly Father that HE reveal Truth to you personally.  When you walk in your own revelation, nobody can talk you out of it.  You know it first hand and the adversary no longer can manipulate your focus, attention, or path.  You take command of your life rather than being tossed to and fro.  HE Loves you and has given HIS Spirit to dwell in you as your primary teacher.  Don’t let your time be wasted with diversions from the Truth.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)

Recovering Economy?

Sunday, February 16th, 2014


These graphs indicate the reality:  High Unemployment, Heavy Government Assistance, and High Anxiety among the Middle-Class.

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Today’s Online Bible Study Broadcast: Raising the Remnant

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

We will have our Sunday afternoon Bible Study at 3PM CST in Bethany.  Kemper will be directing the discussion today.

To participate live or watch this Bible study as a recording afterwards, go to  The chat room will be open again today for your comments.  We appreciated the comments last week during our robust discussion.

The Lesser and Greater Fire: Part 4

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

It is often helpful to look at the first use of a word in Scripture.  The first use of fire:

Genesis 19:24  Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;

Brimstone is a term of judgment.  It comes from the root word meaning “gopher” as in the wood created for the ark.  This would tie a lesser judgment of water with the greater judgment of fire.  Interestingly enough, the movie “Noah” is soon to be released this spring.  Also, “Son of GOD” is to be released at the end of this month.

Sodom was filled with lawlessness and perversion.  Those with gender disorientation had gained power in the town to the point of becoming a vast majority in the town.  Sodom and Gomorrah were also known for their opium/pharmaceutical trade:

Deuteronomy 32:

32 ​​For their vine is of the vine of Sodom

​​And of the fields of Gomorrah;

​​Their grapes (poppies) are grapes of gall,

​​Their clusters are bitter.

33 ​​Their wine is the poison of serpents,

​​And the cruel venom of cobras.

Sexual perversion and heavy drug addiction were now being judged.  By what means?  Fire and brimstone.  Physical death in the Old Testament is depicted as “conversion” or death to the flesh in the New Testament.  The word “brimstone is used 7 times in the Old Testament and 7 times in the New Testament (1 in Luke describing the above passage, 6 in Revelations).  Let’s consider the use of fire and brimstone in the New Testament.

The word “brimstone” in the New Testament is defined as:

“Divine incense, because burning brimstone was regarded as having power to purify, and to ward off disease”

Those who are lawless will be subjected to “fire and brimstone” soon.  Not to kill them, but to convert them by the Baptism of Love, the greater fire.  By this overwhelming Love, they will most assuredly bow their knee and their tongue confess “Jesus Christ is LORD”.  When the wheat is harvested and put in the storehouse, it is to be soon distributed as bread to those who are hungry.  At the same time, the tares (sons of the wicked one) will be gathered up and burned in the fire.  Jesus explains in Matthew 13:

38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

This occurs at the end of the Age.  The righteous will “shine forth” with the Baptism of Love, purged of the flesh.  They will minister The Kingdom to the rest of mankind in power and authority.

What country promotes gender disorientation, massive use of pharmaceuticals, money changers, perversion of laws, etc?  Whatever country that is, could the Remnant be called to ignite the greater fire there first?  Just wondering.

The Lesser and Greater Fire: Part 3

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

John the Baptist, the greatest prophet, spoke of three Baptisms:

Water (Jesus is the Word) (Hope)

Spirit (Holy Spirit) (Faith)

Fire (Our Heavenly Father is an all consuming fire) (Love)

Matthew 3:11  “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”.

Fire is designed to purge us of the flesh and move us into the Divine Nature.  The Greek word pyr is pronounced “pur”.  This word “fire”  is found in the Book of Revelations more than any other book of the New Testament.  It is The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John. (Rev 1:1)

This 3rd Baptism is at hand.  Given that GOD is Love and GOD is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29), then Love is a Consuming Fire.  Ultimately, nothing can withstand the Love of Our Heavenly Father.  As we fully embrace this revelation, I believe the greater fire will come forth.   With this in mind, I suggest reading Bob Jones’ final prophecy:

The Lesser and Greater Fire

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Yesterday, the discussion of the three major Ages suggested there is a lesser manifestation (seed) and a subsequent greater manifestation (fruit) in each Age.  In the long-term cycle of Our Heavenly Father’s timeline, the three major feasts are a type and shadow of each Age: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles.  I find that Our Heavenly Father’s endpoints to those Ages tend to be held back from those occupying the earth at the time due to their blindness and deafness to seeing and hearing the Spirit.  In hindsight, it was obvious.  But those living it out at the time often had little or no understanding of the big picture.  I have personally heard and read prophets predicting the “return of Christ” throughout my entire adult life.  At the time and based on my current understanding and knowledge, it seemed plausible.  However, they were all wrong.  Do we shoot them?  No, forgive them.

As we progress in our maturity, we are given greater understanding about Scripture.  New facets open up to us in the very same passage that seemed to be minor in the past.  The new facet was hidden in plain sight.  How do we know when we have the “fullness”?  We don’t know beforehand.  We cannot be sure afterwards unless Our Heavenly Father tells us that we now have the fullness.  This is why we must seek Wisdom from Above as we walk out our callings.  Men only know in part and if you put too much faith in their “current” revelation, you will be left unfulfilled.  I trust that when you read our postings as well as others, you let the Holy Spirit minister a second witness to what you are taking in.  Our goal is to promote a personal relationship with Our Heavenly Father and for you to hear HIM directly, not relying on us to hear HIM for you.  We provide you with writings to instruct or to consider in an effort to move you toward greater maturity.  With that said, let us consider the “lesser” and “greater” in the context of the prophecy of the greatest prophet, John the Baptist:

Matthew 3:11  I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

As Stephen Jones often says: any time you see wheat or threshing floor, it is typically referring to the Age or Feast of Pentecost.  In this passage, John speaks of the matured wheat being gathered up.  Additionally “winnowing” represents the “Barley Overcomers” or “Remnant”.  You “winnow” barley and you “thresh” wheat.  The first fruits of a harvest are presented at the Day of Pentecost:

Exodus 34:22 “And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end.

John The Baptist is referring to the end of the Age of Pentecost since the threshing floor is being cleaned and the harvest is at the end of its cycle.  At the end of the cycle is the “chaff burning” time.  What is chaff?  The fleshly covering to protect the “fruit” until it has fully matured.  The threshing of wheat is a more difficult process and there is notable resistance versus the “winnowing” of barley.  Barley provides little or no resistance in separating from the fleshly covering.

To the best of my understanding, John’s prophecy has not been completely fulfilled.  The lesser fire of cloven tongues was reported in Acts 2.  I have personally experienced this lesser fire and have operated in the “Spirituals” at various times.  However, I have not been fully purged by the “unquenchable” fire yet nor I have heard of anyone else experiencing it.  We have had many temporary examples of what to expect, but none were sustained.  I believe those were provided for our encouragement.

From all indications, we are at the end of a major Age.  Wickedness is abounding, but Grace abounds more.  It appears that the Greater Fire is soon to come.  The overall earth needs a “Great Reset” economically.  Moral bankruptcy is spreading around the world.  Perversity and lawlessness have infiltrated the political and church systems.  Now is the time for the unquenchable fire to burn up the chaff.  But first He is separating and gathering His wheat.  Thy Kingdom come!