Archive for December, 2015

Honoring Jesus

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

During Jesus’ ministry, He must have performed some notable event every single day.  Which day of the year is most important?

Psalm 118:24   ​​This is the day the LORD has made;

​​We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Today is the most important day and when tomorrow arrives it will be the most important day.  We should live in the now and not worry about or be moved by the past or future.  However we should also let Love guide us in respect to holidays set apart by various cultures as they attempt to be in unity for one day.  For example, which Feast day is the most important?

Rosh Hashana: 2 days  The Jewish New Year

Yom Kippur: 1 day – Day of Atonement

Sukkot: 7 days – Feast of Tabernacles

Shmini Atzeret: 1 day – Eighth Day of Assembly

Simchat Torah: 1 day – Day of Celebrating the Torah

Chanukah: 8 days – The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

Purim: 1 day – Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

Pesach: 8 days – Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Shavuot: 2 days – Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

Tish’a B’Av: 1 day – The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

There are roughly 32 days in the above major Feast days to commemorate something notable FATHER did or caused which are all acknowledged by the Jewish community.  The Christian community has its days of observation as well.  If we tried, we could find something every single day to commemorate and thus we could proclaim it a holiday and do nothing 365 days each year.  Jesus made it clear that we are not to be restricted by any tradition:

Matthew 12:9 Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue.

10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him.

11 Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?

12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.

14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

Let’s look at Christmas.  It is considered that Jesus was actually born in the fall of the year according to the fall feast days.  I have no issue with that and have heard the facts, reasoning, and conclusions drawn from Scripture.  Further, if you back up to the standard gestation period for a baby in a womb, you would arrive at the night of December 24th into the morning of December 25th.  Stephen Jones does an excellent job of explaining this.  See:

We should take the opportunity to honor Jesus when the rest of the world is at least attempting to come into unity on one day of the year.  This day is often accompanied by a cease-fire in war zones.  Love does not offend the little children and thus let us spread the Gospel in the Christmas season when we have a captive audience.  Let us give our Love to those who are less fortunate.  Let us join in and celebrate the one day people can be in unity concerning our elder Brother.  Let us not cause division by looking at the negatives of the season but instead consider the opportunity to expand unity concerning Our Redeemer. 

Men can pervert virtually any physical representation used during Christmas.  Let us not isolate ourselves by fearing or judging some tradition established by society.  Jesus was not moved by the traditions of the Pharisees and continued ministering life to mankind rather than focusing on what was wrong with the current leadership and its traditions.  Embrace each day as an opportunity to draw men unto Christ.

Love Heals and Restores

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Matthew 4:23  And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Teaching means to explain, instruct, and expound.

Preaching means to proclaim after the manner of a herald always with the suggestion of formality, gravity and an authority which must be listened to and obeyed.

After Jesus taught and preached the Gospel He confirmed the Truth with observable fruit.  We must move in that direction ourselves and no longer be resigned to anything less.  We should expect signs to confirm HIS Word to us as well for Jesus manifested the pure intent of FATHER and as we are cleansed and purified, we too should produce similar fruit.

In the Pentecostal Age, we saw and experienced in part but now a new visitation is at hand.  The train is leaving the station and we should be all aboard.  This visitation will be accompanied by a much greater manifestation than what was seen in the twentieth century.  The world is darker but the light is becoming brighter to consume the darkness at hand.  Men’s perversions will be met with a greater purity than ever before.

Matthew 5:8  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

As we receive FATHER’S Word to us daily our hearts are cleansed unto purity.  We should expect to begin seeing a change first on the inside and then expressed outwardly.  I can attest to that reality as I now view others with a much greater Love than ever before.  FATHER has been changing my heart with HIS Word and I perceive the changes even though some are subtle.  I assure you those that know me are thankful for the change.  I am most thankful of all for HIS great Grace and Mercy in my life.

When Jesus began His ministry there were vast numbers of people who needed healing and restoration.  Jesus responded.  We must embrace the reality that it is FATHER’S Will for all to be healed and restored and quit rationalizing and living in a lesser state.  We are constantly bombarded with other suggested realities by the medical profession and the drug industry. 

It can be a real challenge to unplug and remove yourself from the path the healthcare industry would keep you on.  FATHER is the only ONE who can minister to you in this area.  HE must deal with you in those areas that are contrary to HIS healing power.  By focusing on healing Scriptures and dwelling on them day and night will your body come into agreement.  The Word must become more real than the drugs being administered and you will know when that occurs.  Let FATHER minister to you how to proceed for the path is unique to you based on your situation.

“All manner of sickness and disease” did not leave anything to chance.  Cancer is simply an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.  The body is designed to remove abnormal cells when it is working according to its design.  FATHER’S Divine Intent is that our bodies work according to their design.  Let us seek HIS Wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and skill in addressing all sickness and disease.  Jesus is our example and He did not walk around with a white coat and a stethoscope draped around His neck.  As you change inwardly, the outward will reflect the change and be a confirmation to you.

The Least and Greatest

Friday, December 11th, 2015

In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus spoke:

17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”

The word “teach” means to show or explain to (someone) how to do something.  In order to bring forth the Kingdom, we must produce observable fruit to confirm that FATHER is working through us.  Jesus confirmed FATHER’S Word with signs following and He practiced what He preached.  “For GOD so Loved the world” is the motivation for all that Jesus did and every Word He spoke.  He taught the disciples Love and ultimately they grasped it as they went throughout the known world and did the same.

Jesus made it clear that the Law was to be summed up in Love when He spoke in Matthew 22:

37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

If we bring these two passages together we can see that whoever separates himself from Love and teaches others in the same manner will be least in the Kingdom.  Whoever walks in Love and teaches others to walk in Love shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.  Which path are you pursuing?  Can this Truth be any simpler?  Think about this today!

Becoming HIS Expression

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

It can be challenging to convey in words what is now at hand but I trust FATHER will continue to provide us with the appropriate language to describe the events transpiring.  The word express means to press outward, to exude, to show, manifest, or reveal what is inward.  It is the “effect” of “cause”.

Since August 31st, things are not the same.  The Spiritual activity has increased dramatically and the flow of the SPIRIT has had some type of activation.  It is my belief that if you are reading these words, you are being summoned to participate in whatever FATHER is doing now.  I recently wrote of the three knocks and since then another Mary has heard two knocks in the Spirit.  I must conclude that we are in the midst of a countdown in a Spiritual sense.

Neither your age nor your past will prevent you from becoming HIS Expression on earth.  We all have the opportunity to bring Heaven to earth as we truly understand the LORD’S Prayer Jesus gave to all men in the Sermon on the Mount.  Once and for all Jesus who is the manifested expression of FATHER gave us those critical words that begin the prayer- Our FATHER.  If only we could fully embrace the first two words would all of Heaven open up to us!  HE is our Loving FATHER and not one individual on earth is excluded.  When Jesus gave us those words to express the relationship of our CREATOR to each of us, He had not yet been to the cross.  Once and for all did Jesus express the true relationship each of us has with THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY yet men still attempt to keep their distance in word and deed from HIM.

Have you had no apparent Spiritual activity at a personal level?  Be not dismayed but continue pressing in and do not let your mind convince you that you are unworthy, left out, left behind, too immature, too old, too young, or any other trumped up reason for not participating.  I say PRESS IN!  Be ye not double-minded and become unstable but instead put your thoughts into submission and allow your spirit to prevail.  It is time we become HIS Expression.

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;

3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Jesus is the first of many sons and they too are becoming the express image of FATHER.  This is precisely why FATHER has me write about changing and focusing on the inward man rather than focusing on external events.  The inward changes the outward; we ex-press what is on the inside; we shall be know by our fruit.  How many ways does this Truth need to be expressed?

It has now been 10 years since FATHER has had me focus on the revelation of Love.  December of 2005 was the month HE gave me the mandate.  In 1997, HE alerted me of that mandate yet to be fully revealed at the time.  Clearly HE was in no hurry and there was to be a time of preparation before I would ready to receive what was to be revealed beginning in 2005.

As we focus our attention and priority on becoming HIS Expression we should expect fruitfulness as a result.  We will see and experience an awareness in an apparent increase in Spiritual activity.  I say apparent because the activity has not been dormant but simply the expression is taking on a different phase in its outworking.  There is a revealing that is now occurring and FATHER is opening our eyes so that we can fully comprehend the Truth and light of HIS Word.  This revealing is for the purpose of becoming HIS Expression to all mankind and none will be left out.  Embrace what HE is doing today and focus on becoming more sensitive to HIS SPIRIT.  It is not business as usual.

Another Mission of Love

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

I will be away for several days with limited access to blog writing.  On these trips I look forward to my encounters directed by FATHER.  In our travels we need to remain sensitive to HIM and listen for the opportunity to express Love to others.  As we focus on the unexpected, FATHER will kindly oblige.  Could it be that a kind word fitly spoken to someone in turmoil might turn their life around?  If you are challenged by a “negative”, let FATHER use you to turn it into a “positive”.  Let HIS Anointing freely flow through you and you won’t be disappointed.