Archive for August, 2014

Today’s Online Bible Study Broadcast: Circumcised Heart of Love and EDS update

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

We will have our Sunday afternoon Bible Study at 3PM CDT in Bethany.  Bob will be directing the discussion today.  We will continue our focus on Love using the book “Circumcised Heart of Love” as a basis of discussion.  Today, we will be covering Chapter 3. 

I will also share some initial observations about the EDS testing.

To participate live or watch this Bible study as a recording afterwards, go to  The chat room should be open today for your comments.  We look forward to your participation during our live broadcast.

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Servias Ministries

PO BOX 1471

Bethany, OK  73008

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True and False Righteousness

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

In Philippians Chapter 3, Paul writes:

1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.

Paul speaks of his responsibility to safeguard those whom he is called to minister to.  Each of us is accountable and responsible for our teaching in regard to Spiritual matters.  Each time we minister, are we exalting Christ or focusing on other topics of little consequence to our salvation or wellbeing?   Our goal must be to safeguard the flock as a shepherd would.

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation!

Paul appears to reference Psalm 22:16.  Dogs unjustly accuse, spread lies, and attack the righteous.  The evil workers focus on tearing down and attacking whereas Paul places his ministry on worshipping GOD in the Spirit and rejoicing in Christ Jesus:

3 For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh,

He acknowledges his credentials but then places them in perspective:

4 though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ.

Our education and status must not be viewed as a basis for being credible teachers.  Paul counts them “rubbish” in light of the revealing of Christ in his life:

8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Our desire at Servias Ministries is to promote Christ and bring forth the revelation of Love into men and women’s hearts.  Our goal is to build up the body of Christ in all areas.  Our message is directed to all of mankind and view ourselves as servants  ministering on the behalf of all.  The trappings of this world are counted loss for Christ.  False righteousness focuses the attention on the men speaking to the flock, not Christ.  There have been many who have exalted themselves as experts and have moved the focus away from Christ.  Paul himself admits this when he spoke of his credentials.  He repented for this path of unrighteousness and warns those at Philippi to beware.  He spoke from his own experience.

The ego wants to be lifted up above Christ.  Its confidence is in the flesh and we must discern when we hear or read messages to determine who is being exalted.  We must be ready to repent if we too are guilty of exalting ourselves.  Jesus Christ is the pattern Son and we must test all teaching in regard to this standard.  Paul is quite clear about this reality.  There is unity among those who count everything else loss for Christ.  However at the same time there is a division from those who continue to promote themselves for personal gain.  Paul speaks of this division.  Let Christ be exalted in word and deed!

EDS Update

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Last night at 9 PM I took possession of our beta device to begin testing.  We now have achieved a milestone in our lengthy quest to help those who want to detoxify themselves.  This is device will not cure anything but is designed to assist in the removal of toxins and other substances not meant to be in our bodies.  As stated before, our premise is:

1.  The body is designed to heal itself

2.  The body is designed to live forever.

My brother-in-law recently passed away from complications due to agent orange exposure in Vietnam.  His body’s immune system finally succumbed to the toxicity overload.  Each of us deals with toxicity uniquely based on our own history of exposure and genetics.  Toxins affect each of us differently as a result.  I have a sensitivity to concrete thus I try to guard myself against exposure to its dust.  Our immune systems need all they help they can get.

After we test the beta machine, we will then contract to build the “pilot” which will include enhancements and a reduction in size.  We will continue receiving donations to fund the development of this technology and of course we are grateful to those who have already assisted in getting us through this phase.

The Two-Edged Sword of Leverage

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Financial leverage is using borrowed capital (money) for an investment, expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable.  The most common instrument of leverage for most of us is the mortgage note.  We expect to buy a house with a mortgage, pay interest, and at some point in the future sell the house for more money and benefit from the tax breaks.  We are told by the experts that these benefits will far exceed the cost of interest expense as well as upkeep.  On the other hand, renters do not participate in leverage.  They simply pay each month for the right to live in the dwelling.  The risk of investment is placed on the owner.

The Federal Reserve perpetuates the path of inflation by increasing the money supply.  This supports those who use leverage in their investments.  In the past, leverage was held at bay by the lender’s restriction of loan to equity ratio.  How much money does the borrower have at risk as a percentage of the entire investment?  Historically a 20% down payment was preferred.  This meant that your leverage was 5 to 1.  A 5% down payment meant your leverage ratio was 20 to 1.  High leverage meant that borrowers must pay mortgage insurance added to their monthly payment to insure the borrower against losses.  As long as house prices continued to climb, everyone was happy.

What happens when real estate prices begin to drop due to lower demand?  Suddenly you owe more on the house than it is worth.  You are now paying interest on “nothing”.  In the last real estate bust, many just left the keys and walked away from the loss.  They lost their perceived equity but were no longer paying for something of less value.  When enough people do this, the lender becomes insolvent because the lender also utilized leverage to loan the money.  If the lender is a bank, the money lent may have been depositor money, assumed to be stable deposits.  The system has been based on the perception of stability.  The lender looks for stable and reliable borrowers.  Depositors look for stable and reliable banks.  You get the picture.

Relaxing lending requirements allows the leverage ratio to increase thus increasing the overall risk to the lender or investor.  The Regulator’s job is to insure prudence in this area.  Guidelines are established to protect the parties in question.  However, Bill Clinton wanted more people buying houses so he pressured the regulators to allow greater leverage ratios and at the same time virtually eliminated the creditworthiness requirements of borrowers.  The “no money down” loans began to spring up.  “No income required” loans also came into the picture.  The large banks were given a blank check to invest in anything that would stimulate the economy.

The current leverage ratio of paper gold investment to the actual physical metal is reported as being about 100 to 1.  For every one ounce of gold there are 100 ounces of paper claims against it.  This is one aspect of the “derivative” bubble we are now in.  Once people decide to demand physical gold for their paper, the price of gold will skyrocket.  This happens when the investor decides to de-leverage and reduce his “paper” exposure.

What would happen if all investors decided to move to cash and out of their leveraged paper investments?  A massive implosion.  If you hold a claim on an asset, that does not necessarily mean you really own the asset.  This is actually true of your money in the bank.  They are not actually holding your particular cash in a box for you, you hold a claim to an asset.  You are an unsecured creditor of the bank.  If things go too badly, you may not receive all your money back.  If you too are leveraged, you may get stuck in the middle of an implosion.

Seek Our Heavenly Father on your particular situation.  HE is the only One who is certain about the future.  For everyone else there are three questions due to uncertainty:

1.  When will the current unsustainable path of leverage implode?

2.  What will the chaos be like?

3.  How do I position myself for the chaos and the resulting system?

If each of us places our trust in Our Heavenly  Father and follow HIS Wisdom, we will do just fine for HE will navigate us through the muck and mire.  Those that don’t will suffer.

By Faith

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The following verse in Hebrews 11 speaks of the faith of Moses:

24   By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

25   choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,

26   esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

27   By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.

Once we have made a full commitment for Love of all mankind, by faith we forsake anything in the world that would weigh us down from receiving the greater riches from Above.  When you become fully convinced that Our Heavenly Father’s purpose is greater than any reward that the world has to offer, your priorities change.  You shed all the trappings and restrictions imposed on you by the world.  Your perspective changes and you can discern the intent of those who would try to control or manipulate you by their devices.  You are unwilling to follow them in their deception of illusion.

Moses forsook the treasures of this world when he walked away from Pharaoh.  Jesus walked away from this world’s treasures when tempted by the devil.  I too refuse the treasures of this world.  When Our Heavenly Father told me to proclaim my calling as “treasurer” I knew that proclamation did not apply to the treasures of this world.  A treasurer is a steward who is called to protect, account for, and distribute appropriately in a lawful manner.  I believe the true treasury is found in Heaven, not in this current system.  I believe the mysteries held for this time are among those treasures.  I know of one particular individual who was offended when I proclaimed to be a treasurer.  He had spent years working toward acquiring resources to handle the current system’s wealth.  Let him be “treasurer” in the context of the current system.  He thought I was usurping his calling.  Wrong!  My desire is to associated with the treasures Above, not of this world.  Just as Moses, I look to the greater riches in Christ.  By faith I will continue this path of Love to attain the high calling however it plays out.  Many will fall by the wayside as the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and lusts of other things draw their attention and focus away from the path toward our reward in Heaven.

Many are called but few are chosen.  When Moses had his encounter with the fiery presence of Our Heavenly Father in the burning bush, he accepted his calling.  He heard the voice of Our Heavenly Father while he was tending the sheep of his father-in-law:

Exodus 3:

1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3 Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”

4 So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”

And he said, “Here I am.”

On that day, his calling was activated, the manifestation had arrived.  He had spent 40 years in the wilderness and was content with tending sheep, forsaking the wealth of the world.  Heaven opened up and distributed the needed resources for Moses’ calling to be manifested on earth.  The Divine Intent of Love arrived to set the people free.

Each of us must have a personal relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  Yes it is important to receive teaching from others as we proceed toward full maturity but we should at the same time develop that intimate relationship and fellowship with HIM.  The five-fold ministry was given for the perfecting of the saints, not in lieu of a direct, personal relationship with Our Heavenly Father.  By faith we must expect to hear HIM in a direct manner.  With a foundation of Love, our faith will grow with a purity of intent which will enable us to hear clearly.  Let us each shed any weight that would hinder us from this important treasure.

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Emergence of Overcomers By Clay Sikes

There is a mighty transition taking place as overcomers emerge from under the rock where they have been hidden for many years. They are coming forth as an aged eagle that hides himself in the cleft of the rock, plucking his feathers, battering his beak, awaiting new growth and youthful renewal. This emergence has a pattern – overcomers facing adversity, maintaining hope while circumstances scream “there is none!”

These men and women share common characteristics – rough edges made smooth by the abrasions of a challenged life, finding Holiness that evaded (them) for years; without spot or wrinkle – awakened to Christ in them the hope of glory, realizing that it isn’t them who live, but Christ in them. Leaving legalism far behind, they are lead and moved by His Spirit only, having a Holy distaste for organized religion and the works of men.
The Body and Head are joining as the Bride is being prepared for the Bridegroom. This submissive Bride has learned “that of their own selves they can do nothing.” Dead to human ambition and the soul’s control, these have learned the yielded life; perfected in their understanding of “perfect love” that eradicates fear of any person, occurrence, or situation. Their implicit trust of the Father negates the oppression of circumstance, even death – “not my will, but they will be done.”
Greatest among the traits of these emerging saints IS their understanding and application of perfect love, a love grounded so deep in trust that they never question “all things working together for their good.” Realizing they see ONLY IN PART, but serve a God who SEES ALL, avoiding human reasoning for direction or understanding. These have recognized that His life is only possible in surrendering theirs. Dead they are – dead to self, to the ways of men, and human understanding – aware of the Holy Spirit’s desire to dwell in them as a power source (for them) in carrying out His purpose.
These overcomers are emerging; connections’ being made as the Kingdom is forcefully advancing. These spiritually violent men and women recognize that evil and darkness invading the earth is only a sign that the light of God grows brighter within them. A new generation, a renewed generation, a new people will bring forth the new wine. The wineskin that once held them is broken, and a new structure/government/Kingdom has come – a people dead to themselves who have returned to the garden. Their fruit is evident – non-judgmental, without bias, tender, putting others ahead of self, living to serve, courageous, faithful, loyal, and steady.
Nobodies to man are somebodies to God. The first shall be last, and the last shall be first. Awaken O sleeper, it is time to arise. Your times are in God’s hand, and your time has come!


I could not have said it better myself!

Servias Ustream Update

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Servias Ministries will not be broadcasting the Tabernacles Conference in Minneapolis on its channel this year.  However, I expect to have our Bible Study in Bethany at 3 PM on Sunday October 12th, “GOD willing”.  We trust that the conference will go well and enrich those who are able to attend.

Mission Completed

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Jesus Prays for Himself

John 17:1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.   NKJV

There are those who believe we have no choice yet Jesus found it necessary to pray.  As a matter of fact, prayer was a normal aspect of His life.  His relationship with Our Heavenly Father was one of daily communication and as noted in the garden of Gethsemane, He mentioned a time frame of an hour to the disciples.  You can discount all the Scriptures where we are given choices but nonetheless they are still there.

Is Our Heavenly Father sovereign?  Of course HE is.  Both free will and sovereignty can co-reside together but the ego would have you believe it must be one or the other.  If you have no choice, then you are not accountable or responsible for your actions.  If that were the case, then the Law would have been of none effect.  You might as well consider HIS great grace and mercy of no value as well.  You would have to cut out a substantial portion of Scripture from your Bible.  “Choose ye this day whom ye will serve” would be an unnecessary demand by the Creator.  What’s the point if you really don’t have a choice.  The reality is that Love demands a choice.  The more you understand Love, the greater appreciation you have for choice.  If your child had no choice but to say “I love you”, what would be the point?  We are not robots.  Jesus found the need and had the desire to pray for Himself.  If He had no choice, He would have not even needed to spend 3 1/2 years in ministry.

A calling requires you to mature.  It also requires you to make appropriate decisions during your times of trials and testing.  You ultimately decide what path you are going to take.  You decide whether your old man rules you or the new man takes command.  You are responsible.  “Takers” think that everyone else is responsible for their wellbeing and that society owes them something.  They are fruitless and will be pruned away.  Their unbelief in the Word of GOD prevents them from being converted into vessels of honor.

Jesus’ ministry was to glorify Our Heavenly Father on earth.  Isn’t our ministry tied to the same mission?  Who do we glorify in our daily walk?  Are we exalting ourselves or Our Heavenly Father and Our Lord Jesus Christ?  Jesus completed His mission in about 3 1/2 years.  He accepted the calling given to Him “before the world was”.  He knew the need to die to the flesh.  He knew there would be testing of His maturity as occurred in the wilderness.  He made decisions each and every day to continue the mission.

Each of us has been given a mission.  The vessels of honor are called to give.  The vessels of dishonor will suck the life and resources out of anyone who gives in to their demands.  Jesus ministered to the people as directed by Our Heavenly Father.  Not everyone was healed.  Not everyone received the message of salvation.  We will encounter those who reject the Good News but that should not dissuade us from our mission to spread the Gospel to all.

Our Heavenly Father will glorify us at the appropriate time.  In the meantime, we should not be sitting around sowing “nothing”.  We are called to Love and it is active, not passive.  We are called to sow good seeds.  We are called to spend time with Our Heavenly Father because we Love HIM and want to be with HIM.  Many are called but few are chosen.  Those chosen were not too busy with their own agendas to respond to the Voice of Our Heavenly Father.  Let us run the race and finish it.  Let us be good and faithful sons who accomplished our mission just as Jesus did.  Let us glorify Our Heavenly Father!

The Focus of 42

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Pamela and I just recently celebrated our 42nd Anniversary.  My cousin invited us to come up to Fox Island, Washington, and stay at her house as a base for day trips in the Seattle-Tacoma area.  I sensed that this was a trip to complete a set of “bookends”, a conclusion of an era of some type.  Only after the trip did I get further revelation about the era.

Stephen Jones has been writing (blogging) a commentary on the Book of Luke, the 42nd Book of the Bible.  Further, the 42nd move of the children of Israel was the move into the Promised Land, a type of completion.  Clearly, 42 is a notable number for these days.

Our Heavenly Father directed me to the following verse this morning:

Exodus 30:7  “Aaron shall burn on it sweet incense every morning; when he tends the lamps, he shall burn incense on it.”

Incense are prayers to Our Heavenly Father, first thing in the morning.  As I have suggested in the past, we should start our day being still before Our Heavenly Father and listen.  Prayer or communication goes both ways.  A sweet aroma draws our attention.  A lamp provides light or revelation.  As something is revealed to us, we can pray for it to come to pass.  We are to speak forth into the earth on HIS behalf.

In the first chapter of the Book of Luke, the story begins with a well-respected priest named Zacharias (Zacharias meaning "remembered of Jehovah").  His lot was chosen to burn incense one specific morning.  This particular day was the time the angel Gabriel would appear:

Luke 1: 10 And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering.  11 And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.

Gabriel’s message was one of preparation for the coming Messiah.  John the Baptist (born to Zacharias) was to prepare the way.  Our Heavenly Father provides us notification of HIS plans.  Scripture provides us confirmation of what HE is saying to us as individuals.  I suggest that you set time aside in your prayer closet to hear what HE is saying to you.  Let the sweet incense be a pleasing aroma in HIS nostrils.  You never know when an angelic messenger will show up and announce a forthcoming event.  Be assured that if and when the angel shows up, it will be good news, don’t be afraid.


PS:  Washington State happens to be the 42nd State of the U.S. admitted to the Union in 1889.

“The Russian Aggression Prevention Act” (RAPA)

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The war drums appear to be getting louder: