Archive for July, 2015

Supplying The Body

Friday, July 31st, 2015

When FATHER told Moses to build a Tabernacle, FATHER had already prepared certain men to carry out the work and Moses was not to perform this task alone.  In Exodus 28, FATHER said:

3 So you shall speak to all who are gifted artisans, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments, to consecrate him, that he may minister to Me as priest.


10 ‘All who are gifted artisans among you shall come and make all that the LORD has commanded: 11 the tabernacle, its tent, its covering, its clasps, its boards, its bars, its pillars, and its sockets; 12 the ark and its poles, with the mercy seat, and the veil of the covering; 13 the table and its poles, all its utensils, and the showbread; 14 also the lampstand for the light, its utensils, its lamps, and the oil for the light; 15 the incense altar, its poles, the anointing oil, the sweet incense, and the screen for the door at the entrance of the tabernacle; 16 the altar of burnt offering with its bronze grating, its poles, all its utensils, and the laver and its base; 17 the hangings of the court, its pillars, their sockets, and the screen for the gate of the court; 18 the pegs of the tabernacle, the pegs of the court, and their cords; 19 the garments of ministry, for ministering in the holy place—the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, to minister as priests.’ ”

A man contacted me several weeks ago and told me that FATHER told him to call me and explain a business deal that was presented to him and to give me carte blanche in how to proceed.  I prayed about it and was told to go and assess the deal and given no other details.  The man who called me had established his deep desire to only build a Kingdom company and do FATHER’S perfect Will.  My past business experience included buying and selling companies so I immediately understood the process he was to go through,  For years I have been contemplating “Kingdom Companies” versus the current environment.

Leading up to the trip, I awaited FATHER’S Word about the trip but HE was totally silent concerning the deal.  It was necessary for me to go and look the other man in the eyes and FATHER will spare no expense to accomplish HIS Will.  As always when I am on FATHER’S business, my own business affairs get quiet. I purposed to set no expectation on the outcome of the trip.

Joseph was given a vision of greatness but then was sent to prison for about 13 years.  His story reminds us not to draw conclusions to how FATHER administers HIS Plan.  With the desire to build a Kingdom company in place, the business deal seemed like a natural addition to the plan.  It would move the vision forward immediately.  All seemed to be good until the last morning of the trip when I reviewed the paperwork.  I had awakened early in the morning with a slight check in my spirit but could not pinpoint the source of it.  It wasn’t until the paperwork arrived that I discovered the source of the problem, the other party’s intent finally surfaced and would have put FATHER’S  man in bondage.  Rather than being a fair and equitable agreement, the paperwork revealed the intent of the seller who had no problem in exploiting and manipulating the man who called me.  My primary purpose for being called by FATHER was to protect one of HIS Sons from unknowingly being placed in bondage.  FATHER trained me for situations such as this.

This is not the first time FATHER has summoned me to a task of this nature.  HE knows my willingness to express my Love in action to the brethren who are called by HIS NAME.  There are others who HE calls as well for HE is raising up a Remnant who will establish HIS Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.  Each of us has certain gifts and callings required as the need arises.  HE has been preparing us just as HE prepared the artisans to build HIS House in the Old Testament.

I continue to believe Kingdom companies will be raised up to replace the worldly ways of doing business and they will be founded on Love and service to mankind rather than greed and exploitation of the masses.  Men will be drawn to these businesses, some to serve and others to become customers.  The Kingdom economy will replace the world’s way of doing business and peace will prevail in men’s lives.  Spiritual discernment and HIS wisdom will be critical to the process.  FATHER will rally whatever resources are needed to assure success and carry out HIS Plan.

Another Mission of Love

Monday, July 27th, 2015

I will be out for a few days on FATHER’S business.

Being a Blessing

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Exodus 1:7  But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.

When the blessings of Our Heavenly Father are upon men, there is fruitfulness and abundance and the terms “multiply”  and “added” are often associated with the result.  When judgment is upon the land, division and subtraction occur resulting in famine, lack, and scarcity.  People get in the mindset according to their perceived relationship with FATHER.  HE isn’t the One who is ever changing, we are.  The faith movement of the last century was based on blessing without a foundation of Love for the most part.  Of course there were exceptions but the overall movement lacked a revelation of Agape Love.  It was all about consumerism.

When a farmer consumes all of his seed, there is nothing to plant next year thus he only has one harvest.  Seedtime and harvest have been true and faithful throughout history and continue to provide lessons  to those who are willing to observe this basic law.

Did Jesus walk around in need, barely making it from day to day?  Absolutely not!  Instead, He understood the law of multiplication and used it appropriately as shown in Matthew 14:

14 And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.

15 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.”

16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.”

18 He said, “Bring them here to Me.”

19 Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes.

20 So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.

21 Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Jesus manifested the Divine Intent of Love and multiplied the loaves and fish resulting in thousands being fed, wanting no more.  The lad who provided the five loaves and two fishes had a return on investment of 12 baskets.  Clearly he needed help in getting home with the result.  In John’s account of the event, we should note what Philip said:

6:4  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.”

Philip implies that they have 200 denarii of silver coins which represented 200 days’ wages at the time.  They did not walk around broke but maintained sufficient funds and resources at all times.  FATHER isn’t interested in HIS children barely making it and always on the brink of failure in any aspect of their lives.  But we should expect to have a foundation of Love as we seek HIS blessing rather than greed or scarcity.  Jesus already knew how to handle the situation and did not require the 200 coins currently in possession.

Boaz understood how to be a blessing and found Ruth in the process.  Abram understood what it meant to be a blessing and his faith was rewarded.  Joseph knew what his calling was even though he spent 13 years in prison.  In the end, he was the instrument to save his family from the severe famine in the land.  We should expect FATHER to bless us in all areas as we pursue HIS Character in our lives, not just a portion but the fullness.  The result- We should be a blessing to mankind.

The Fullness of HIS Expression

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Why do I continually focus on Love?  First of all, FATHER told me to in December of 2005.  As I began to study Love in HIS Word, many mysteries began to be opened up and revealed to me.  Questions I had concerning past situations began to be answered and a much greater understanding of why the various movements in the past failed or subsided.  I discovered that man’s ego would do anything possible to divert our focus from FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love and how successful that effort had been in the past.  Can you see that if you are missing the most important characteristic central to your success, you will always be kept in the mode of scarcity and depravation?  Many have tried to overcome the world but miserably failed.  Many tried to work formulas of faith and only found themselves in greater need or difficulty.  What has been keeping us from the fullness of HIS expression on earth?  We have not been rooted and grounded in Love.

In Ephesians chapter 3, Paul wrote:

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

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

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

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

We all know that if trees have shallow roots, they will blow over when adverse winds arise.  This is true for men and women as well.  Paul expressed the reality that Love must make up your foundation in order for you to be strong in your inner man and walk in faith.  The term “riches” indicates abundance and FATHER is not lacking in resources of any type or nature to come to your aid.  Throughout the Bible we see HIS provision come forth in order to express the fullness of HIS Intent.  Jesus made that abundantly clear as He multiplied the bread and the fishes, healed the sick, and raised the dead.

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

We are to intensely focus on this foundation of Love.  Paul uses terms of measurement to express the degree in which we should consider the importance of this foundation.  We must fully measure up to Love as it becomes our primary focus.  No facet of measurement should be missing or it will be incomplete and lacking.  I would say to you that if you ever expect to become HIS full expression, you must have Love as your foundation.  Otherwise, you will not progress beyond incidental success.  Paul makes it clear in the next verse:

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

It is my deepest desire to be filled with the fullness of GOD so that I may fully serve all of mankind without anything hindering my calling.  FATHER is not hindering this desire thus I know that some aspect of my life is keeping me from the fullness, aka immaturity or incompleteness.  I am fully persuaded that as I continue to press in and not be denied, FATHER will open up the mystery to the fullness of HIS expression and impart the power and authority waiting to be dispensed accordingly:

20 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,

HE will only dispense this power and authority to those whom HE can trust.  If your motivation is a pure heart filled with HIS Divine Intent of Love, you will be among those who are chosen.

All In

Friday, July 24th, 2015

With increasing frequency, FATHER has been giving me the topics to write on in my dreams.  In addition, there has been increasing precision of the hour in which HE wakes me up.  It’s like an alarm clock set at precisely 6 AM, 5 AM, or 3 AM.  Unless I am scheduled to travel or have an early meeting, I never set an alarm clock.  FATHER takes care of that.

The Book of Ruth has a wonderful theme of being redeemed by the Kinsman/Redeemer for Ruth was a Gentile who would be redeemed by a Jewish man named Boaz.  The Book of Ruth is always read at the Feast of Pentecost, one of five read at the Feasts:

  • Song of Songs (Passover)
  • Ruth (Pentecost)
  • Lamentations  (the ninth of Av" an annual fast day which commemorates the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem)
  • Ecclesiastes (Feast of Tabernacles)
  • Esther (Purim)

The book starts out “Now it came to pass in the days” which occurs five times (grace) and denotes an impending time of trouble followed by a happy deliverance.  Ruth is married to a sickly man who soon died and she is left with her mother-in-law Naomi.  Still being young, Ruth is urged by Naomi to stay in Moab with her parents but Ruth insists that she remain with Naomi.  Both women travel to Bethlehem.  In Ruth chapter 1:

16 But Ruth said:

​​​“Entreat me not to leave you, ​​Or to turn back from following after you;

​​For wherever you go, I will go; ​​And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;

​​Your people shall be my people, ​​And your God, my God.

17 ​​Where you die, I will die, ​​And there will I be buried.

​​The LORD do so to me, and more also, ​​If anything but death parts you and me.”

Ruth effectively said “I am all in”!

Thirteen famines are recorded in the Bible and this event takes place during the fourth famine.  Each and every famine occurred to prevent the seed of Abraham to come forth and fulfill the Promise.  The first recorded famine in Genesis 12:10 required Abram to journey to the land of Egypt.  This famine caused Naomi and Ruth to return to Naomi’s home of Bethlehem.  When a famine occurs, it is not business as usual and we must go outside “the box” and be sensitive to where FATHER wants us and has us do to overcome the famine. “Now they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.”

As many know, the barley harvest represents the harvesting of overcomers, the Remnant dedicated to FATHER.  This story is specific to redeeming those who are “all in”.  The 2nd chapter begins:

1 There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech (GOD is my King). His name was Boaz.

2 So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.”

We see that Boaz had been blessed by FATHER and had great wealth.  He was fulfilling his calling and had been a good steward over all that he had accumulated.  When wealth is accumulated for the right purpose it is a blessing.  Boaz was not a man of greed for he gave to those in need:

3 Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.

The gleanings were provided for the poor according to Leviticus 19:

9  And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.

The corners (or wings) of the field were to help the needy and Boaz was fulfilling the Law accordingly.  FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love made sure those in need, especially in a famine, would not go hungry.  We are to be our brother’s keeper and our abundance should not be hoarded up when others are in need.  If we have an attitude to “get in order to give”, FATHER will respond.  But if we have the opposite intent to “give in order to get”, we will be in constant scarcity.  Boaz spoke to Ruth:

11 And Boaz answered and said to her, “It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before.

12 The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”

Ruth’s faithfulness was to be rewarded by accessing the Presence of FATHER under HIS wings- the four corners of HIS Presence represented by the cherubim above the Ark.  Ruth was a stranger and a widow from a foreign land yet Boaz fully embraced her.  HE redeems her and marries her, they become one.  Her willingness to fully submit to the leading of THE SPIRIT positioned her to become grafted into the Kingdom and ended up as the great grandmother of King David, the result of her being “all in”.

There are two books with the names of women:  Ruth (a Gentile woman marries a Jewish man) and Esther (a Jewish woman marries a Gentile man).  Both women were “all in”.  Are you?

PS-  Even during a famine, Boaz was being blessed enough to provide for those he did not know.

Healing in Our Wings

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Ark of the Covenant is where the Presence of FATHER was located among the Israelites.  There were two cherubim on the lid of the Ark thus there were four wings depicted.  This represents the four corners of HIS Presence and these four corners denote HIS grace and mercy.  As we receive the fullness of HIS Presence we should expect HIS healing power and blessing to proceed from our “four corners” as well.

The Hebrew word kanaph means “corner” but it also means “wing”.  In the Book of Malachi, the “Great Day of THE LORD” is described in the 4th chapter:

1 “For behold, the day is coming, ​​Burning like an oven,

​​And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.

​​And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”

​​Says the LORD of hosts,

​​“That will leave them neither root nor branch.

2 ​​But to you who fear My name

​​The Sun of Righteousness shall arise

​​With healing in His wings;

​​And you shall go out ​​And grow fat like stall-fed calves.

Did Jesus fulfill this passage?  In Matthew chapter 9, Jesus was in a crowd of people after He had just restored a girl to life.  His power and authority had been revealed to the people and HIs fame was spreading throughout the land.  A woman with a chronic blood infirmity heard of what He had just done:

20 And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment.

21 For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”

22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.

This hem is a tassel, tuft: the Jews had such appendages attached to their mantles to remind them of the law.  Being Jewish, Jesus wore a mantle with four tassels, one at each of the four corners.  This represents the healing wings of the Ark of FATHER’S Presence and the woman touched HIS healing wings.  Again in Mark chapter 6 we find another instance of the people touching the corners of Jesus’ “covering”:

53 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and anchored there.

54 And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him,

55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.

56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.

Why am I writing this to you?  Are we not called to do greater things?  As Jesus Himself spoke these words in John 14:

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

I implore you to consider that we all must rise above the logic of the world and embrace the words of Jesus and take on our responsibility to mature into Sons and walk as our elder Brother walked.  This is a daily walk toward full maturity and don’t think that on some feast day that you will simply be given a “magic” pill and be endued with power from On High.  Yes, it may culminate on that day but only those who have taken the path to full maturity will be chosen.  Just as Jesus matured into the full stature of a man before His ministry started, we must do the same.  We must overcome the trappings of the world as we move forward into the fullness of our individual callings.  We must begin to expect the supernatural to happen in our lives.  This word denotes “above” the natural which is where our focus should be.  FATHER revealed to us in Isaiah 55:

8 ​​“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

​​Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.

9 ​​“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

​​So are My ways higher than your ways,

​​And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

We are to access HIS ways and HIS thoughts rather than having our focus on the world’s ways and thoughts.  Man’s logic has a well-documented history of failure apart from FATHER’S ways.  Empires have risen and fallen due to the error of men’s logic and it appears we are at that point again in history.  FATHER ordained us to be here at this point in history and you were ordained to read these words in preparation for the fullness of your calling.  As you receive the understanding of these Scriptures concerning the healing in the wings, you are then able to expect that to occur as a mature Son in your life.  In the past, people have focused on being the recipients of HIS healing power and blessings from above.  Isn’t time that we become conduits of HIS healing power and blessings?

FATHER is raising up men and women to be “conduits” of HIS healing power and blessing.  The past generation of believers were generally focused on receiving blessing from Above.  The mature Sons and Daughters want to have HIS power flow through them to minister to all of mankind.  Surely there will be healing in their “wings”.

Proverbs 8:32 ​​“Now therefore, listen to me, my children,

​​For blessed are those who keep my ways.

33 ​​Hear instruction and be wise, ​​And do not disdain it.

34 ​​Blessed is the man who listens to me, ​​Watching daily at my gates,

​​Waiting at the posts of my doors.

35 ​​For whoever finds me finds life, ​​And obtains favor from the LORD;

Reality of the Banking Situation

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Nomi Prins presented the following slide at a global banking conference just 49 days ago:


Nothing has been fixed since the 2008 banking crisis, it is only worse.  Nobody at the meeting disputed her statistics.  One 30 year Federal Reserve veteran mentioned that they had no solution and were scared of what might happen if the liquidity in the system (cash) dries up as it did in 2008.

She recommends having some cash outside your bank.  The Greek people know first hand how quickly bank policy can change and restrict your from access to your money.  The job of the watchman is to alert the people of impending danger.  Mathematically speaking, there is no solution.  Only FATHER has THE long-term solution but the issue is how to best prepare for the transition.  It’s better to be a little early than 1 minute too late.  The risk generally goes up Friday at 5 PM and any announcement would happen Sunday evening notifying the population of a Bank Holiday.  The exception is if some major event such as 9/11 occurred during the week.  The flow of money would immediately be stopped.

Don’t you think those “in the know” will be given preferential treatment to remove funds before the general population?

Do you think we would be told before a bank holiday occurs?

Greed is self-serving.  Love serves others.  Which characteristic is currently prevailing among central bankers?

Update from Greece

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

“Banks are absolutely trustworthy,” Katseli told Mega TV “as guaranteed by the ECB and the Bank Association, but they would have been even more powerful if 40 billion euros had not been withdrawn in the last months.”

After three weeks of being closed (called a bank holiday) where people could not get to their hard-earned money or the safe deposit boxes, banks are now deemed trustworthy?  With plans to limit withdrawals to about $67 per day, someone would dare say “trust me”?  Did the mainstream media report these details?

Who’s kidding who?

What a mess!  Isn’t Greece called the birthplace of western civilization?  Think about it.

Desecration of the Holy on all fronts

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

To desecrate means to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.  I believe that anything FATHER intends is its Sacred purpose.  In the strictest sense, the purpose of every living thing on earth has a Sacred purpose of design and to promote, act on,  or suggest another purpose is to desecrate its purpose.  On the other hand, to embrace and support the purpose FATHER gave someone or something is to honor HIM.  Those who do, walk in gratitude toward HIM.  That turned out not to be the case in the days of Noah:

Genesis 6:5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

The wickedness of that time became so great, FATHER found it necessary to judge the whole world except eight souls, Noah and his family:

9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.

10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

12 So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.

We are clearly at the end of another age where the sacredness of manhood, womanhood, and childhood are all being desecrated and redefined to suit the intent of those who do not know FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love.  I Love all mankind no matter what their persuasion.  However that does not mean I must accept their beliefs just as they do not accept mine.  I hate no one and understand that FATHER’S judgment upon man is not one of everlasting condemnation but instead is an act of Love to remove them from habitual wickedness and sin.  Death and destruction of the flesh ultimately reunites them with FATHER after a time of cleansing and correction.  It’s all good.

In the 1st chapter of the Book of Jeremiah, it is revealed that FATHER knew us before we were formed in the womb:

5 ​​“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;

​​Before you were born I sanctified you; ​​I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

​6 Then said I: ​​​“Ah, Lord GOD! ​​Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”

​7 But the LORD said to me: ​​​“Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ ​​For you shall go to all to whom I send you,

​​And whatever I command you, you shall speak.

8 ​​Do not be afraid of their faces, ​​For I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD.

Within these few verses is a great assurance and understanding of our life.  First, we did not begin our life in the womb of a woman but instead FATHER already knew us thus our life preceded the physical formation of the sperm and egg.  This places all of us on equal footing and in the end our physical parents, whether known or not, were not the primary source of our life.  We should be grateful to them but not look at them as our final source of who we are.

Secondly, we have a purpose before we were formed in the womb and FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love created that purpose.  It is up to each of us to seek out that purpose and consistently move toward its fulfillment.

Thirdly, FATHER watches over HIS plan to deliver you from any obstacle that would prevent you from fulfilling your purpose.  This is where you must trust IN HIM and express your desire to fulfill HIS purpose.  Do you think HE will support other activities which would divert you from your purpose?  HIS mercy and grace are sufficient for you while you are maturing to the point of deciding to respond to your purpose but in the end HE expects you to choose the right path for your physical life here on earth.  He expects you not to “desecrate” your temple.  In Psalm 139, we are also given confirmation of what was told to us in Jeremiah:

13 ​​For You formed my inward parts; ​​You covered me in my mother’s womb.

14 ​​I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;f

​​Marvelous are Your works, ​​And that my soul knows very well.

15 ​​My frame was not hidden from You, ​​When I was made in secret,

​​And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16 ​​Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. ​​And in Your book they all were written,

​​The days fashioned for me, ​​When as yet there were none of them.

The Love of many are growing cold and thus they are allowing their Sacred purpose to be “desecrated”.  Let us not be counted among them but instead let the Presence of FATHER dwell in our Holy Temples for the purpose of ministering to all mankind, not matter what the persuasion.  Let the idols be removed from our temples and let our temples be fully cleansed and consecrated for HIS use.  Let HIS Presence shine brightly in our faces, visible among all men.  Let HIS Love draw all men away from the desecrations occurring all over the globe.  Let us arise with healing in “our wings”.  To be continued…

The Purpose of a Temple

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

What is the purpose of a temple, house, or tent?  It is a place for someone to reside, a residence, a place of habitation.

Exodus 15:13  You in Your mercy have led forth
The people whom You have redeemed;
You have guided them in Your strength
To Your holy habitation.

Where is FATHER’S Holy habitation meant to be today?  HE has designated us to be where HE dwells as Paul revealed in 1 Corinthians chapter 6:

19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

FATHER continues to have me focus on HIS relationship with each of us at a personal level.  There has been much ministry and prophecy dealing with the corporate or macro view of what is happening among nations and cultures.  But if you focus only on the external, it will be at the expense of the internal.  You can consistently watch people exercise and participate in sporting events but if you don’t exercise yourself, your body will become weaker and weaker until you are totally out of shape.  This is true for the spiritual as well as the physical.  “Use it or lose it” is a well known phrase that has a lot of truth to it.

We need to walk in Love and exercise our faith on a daily basis.  Each and every morning, I purpose to give FATHER the firstfruits of the day to the point that I look forward to waking up early in the morning to hear HIS Voice.  At night when we go to bed we listen to HIS healing Scriptures, not because we have to, but because we desire to keep HIS Word for healing at the forefront of our consciousness.  IN HIM we have our being!

My body was formed in the womb, nourished over time, trained up from a child, to be a dwelling place for HIS SPIRIT.  What an honor to bestow on such a small part of this universe.  As the psalmist wrote in the 8th chapter:

3 ​​When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

​​The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

4 ​​What is man that You are mindful of him,

​​And the son of man that You visit him?

5 ​​For You have made him a little lower than the angels,

​​And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

Will sin and lawlessness dwell in HIS Presence?  No way!  If you continue to have problems with sin or lawlessness in some area of your life, trying to abstain by your own power and determination will not overcome the problem once and for all.  The key to success in resolving that problem that plagues you (everyone has one to be certain) is to seek the fullness of FATHER’S Presence in your personal temple.  The greatest offense against temptation is the fullness of FATHER’S Presence.  The answer to sin is the Presence of FATHER.  This is how we guard our purpose, our calling.  Each of us was born to house the Presence of GOD and the more we are in HIS Presence, the more we overcome the world.  As Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians chapter 3:

16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

If you persistently and habitually defile your temple, death and destruction will come.  That is a simple law which is being reflected all around us.  It is true at a macro level for a country as well as a personal level.  To defile means to pine or waste; properly, to shrivel or wither, i.e. to spoil (by any process) or (generally) to ruin (especially figuratively, by moral influences, to deprave):—corrupt (self), defile, destroy.

Each of us should seek the fullness of HIS Presence in our personal temple.  HIS Presence is the only solution to what is coming soon.  The more we are in the Presence of FATHER, the more we overcome the world.  A transition will occur as judgment comes forth against the perversions occurring around the globe.  Jesus warned in Matthew chapter 24:

12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Each of us needs to prepare at all levels: Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.  To leave out one aspect could mean the difference between success and failure at a personal level.  Why overlook any aspect of your life?

Proverbs 22:3  A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself,
But the simple pass on and are punished.  NKJV

Another translation adds to the understanding:

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.  NLT

The purpose of your temple is to house HIS Presence and it is HIS plan to dwell in HIS people who will take on HIS Character of Love.  When HE dwells in you in HIS fullness, your ways become HIS ways and you take on HIS Character.  Fully submit yourself to HIM today and open yourself up to the fullness of HIS Presence.  WHO or what dwells in your temple is your decision.  FATHER will honor that decision.