Archive for September, 2017

Judgment And Correction

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

FATHER brings judgment to people, nations, and the world for the purpose of correction and restoration because of HIS Love for mankind.  Throughout history judgment has come because of man’s decision to seek other gods and move away from FATHER and HIS Laws which are designed to benefit us.  The egos of men have risen up and taken control of their actions as well as empowered their minds to guide them rather that their spirits.  It all started in the Garden of Eden when the serpent deceived Eve.  Notice that he did not directly approach Adam with the deception.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Timothy chapter 2:

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

15 Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

Adam represents the spirit whereas the  woman represents the soul where the deception can occur.  When we walk by THE SPIRIT we cannot be deceived and that is why it is so important for each of us to build up our spirit in The Holy Ghost as was written in Jude:

20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,

21 keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Deception and lies precede lawlessness thus evoking judgment.  This is why we must seek FATHER’S Word before we decide what path to take.  FATHER has given us guidelines in HIS Word but for specifics HE gave us HIS Holy Spirit to minister peace in each decision and direction.

We must expect to be pruned as we grow into maturity as Sons and Daughters.  Pruning hooks are meant to remove that which produces no good fruit and robs the branch from the resources which would otherwise be directed to those areas producing good fruit.  We must not count the pruning as loss but instead as preparations for greater fruitfulness in the future.  Yes, the pruning may come in various forms and seem like punishment but let us keep the end result in mind.  In the larger picture, FATHER will prune away the dead, toxic functions of a nation and there will be pain when this occurs.  Many will view this only as judgment but FATHER is ultimately preparing the earth for HIS Kingdom.  It is written in Isaiah chapter 2 by THE SPIRIT:

2 ​​Now it shall come to pass in the latter days

​​That the mountain of the LORD’s house ​​Shall be established on the top of the mountains,

​​And shall be exalted above the hills; ​​And all nations shall flow to it.

3 ​​Many people shall come and say, ​​“Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,

​​To the house of the God of Jacob; ​​He will teach us His ways, ​​And we shall walk in His paths.”

​​For out of Zion shall go forth the law, ​​And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

4 ​​He shall judge between the nations, ​​And rebuke many people;

​​They shall beat their swords into plowshares, ​​And their spears into pruning hooks;

​​Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, ​​Neither shall they learn war anymore.

It appears that great change lies ahead and we must keep proper perspective of the events which will unfold.  It is imperative that we keep ourselves under FATHER’S covering and remain sensitive to HIS Holy Spirit.  The correction may seem severe for there is much to be pruned away so that the remnant can excel in fruitfulness.

Take the step (conclusion)

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Perspective #2: Take the step (conclusion):

As you will recall, the Lord Jesus has given these follow-ups to provide some perspective to better enable us to participate WITH Him in what He’s doing and why.

The constant theme throughout has been His invitation to pursue Him for our prayer assignment. At the heart of this invitation is the opportunity for us to learn more about how to pray as He prays.

His disciples had the same need. They were well-schooled in the "mechanics" of how to pray; they just didn’t have the results that Jesus had. And, neither do we. So, seizing on the opportunity, one of His disciples pursued Him for His secret:

       "And emerging to become and transitioning from one state and condition to another in the realm and sphere of what operates from within on the inside, He was in a certain place in a state of praying and exchanging wishes. When He finished, one of His disciples advantageously moved toward Him with the goal and destination of saying and laying the argument to rest, ‘Lord, teach, instruct and impart knowledge causing me to learn to pray and exchange wishes. . .’ And, He said, laying the argument to rest, ‘At the time when the condition is met to pray and exchange wishes, say, laying the argument to rest, "Father, make holy, set apart, consecrate and sanctify Your Name, authority and cause distinguishing You from all others. Your Kingdom, sovereignty and royal power come and go." ‘ "

It’s always amazing how Jesus rewards pursuit. In this instance, He gives profound insight into how He approaches prayer vs. how his disciples (and we) approach it. First and foremost, He did not pray until the Father signaled that the time and conditions for praying were met. Then, He prayed, exchanging the singular wish in agreement WITH Father that, 1) Our Father would distinguish Himself from all others by making His Name, authority and cause "holy" in the object and purpose of the prayer, and 2) Our Father’s Kingdom, sovereignty and royal power would move fluidly ("come and go") in and through the work.

This is what Jesus taught His disciple who pursued Him about how to pray and this is what He’s teaching and causing us to learn, as well. And, as it relates to my friend and the circumstances facing President Trump, the time and condition has been met for our Father to distinguish His Name, authority and cause from all others by exerting the sovereignty and royal power of His Kingdom into this situation. And, Jesus has invited us to participate WITH Him in this work by performing our prayer assignment.

This is all pretty heady stuff that can wreck the head of most any 8 month old in God’s Plan. Jesus understands this and so He sends us help and the Helper in a variety of ways to enable us to participate WITH Him in what He’s doing and why.

In this regard, He’s involved us in the work, He’s invited us to pursue Him for our prayer assignment, He’s offered us unique perspectives, He’s given us examples from the scriptures of men with whom He’s done similar things and He’s encouraged us to take steps even though we may not understand what those steps mean or even how to take them. With all of this in place, now consider:

On August 18th, the first email below was sent to my friend for President Trump and his advisers that described the desperation of the Serpent as he cast a "torrent" of water out of his mouth for the purpose of carrying away President Trump (a singular representative of the Woman, My Wife, My Lady). One week later, Harvey cast a "torrent" of water out of its mouth, shutting down one of the great cities of the world by flood. Seventeen days later, Irma cast a "torrent" of water out of its mouth at Florida on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, where 7 million people were told to evacuate (carry away) and more than 12 million were left without "power." Hurricanes Jose (Joseph) and Maria (Mary) followed shortly thereafter with Maria casting a "torrent" of water out of its mouth on Puerto Rico that devastated the island, left 100% without "power" and created a fear of mass exodus (carrying away) from Puerto Rico.

So, here’s the question for each of us to answer: Is all of this just one big coincidence or is it possible that Jesus is up to something?

         ". . .it is not first the spiritual at the beginning but the natural of the soul and mind; thereafter the spiritual."

Take the step.

Take the step.

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

From Steve-

Perspective #2: Take the step.

       ". . .it is not first the spiritual at the beginning but the natural of the soul and mind; thereafter the spiritual."

Although a young child in the natural order can never achieve maturity by the time they reach their 8th month, a spiritual 8 month old in God’s Plan can. Whether natural or spiritual, what every young child has in common is that to reach maturity they must first be willing to take steps, even when they don’t understand what those steps mean, where they will lead or even how to take them.

For those who are or have been parents, we know our children don’t take their steps when or because we want them to. And, neither do we. They take them when they are ready. Up until that time, they’re either disinterested in the offer or fearful in the taking as they weigh the benefits of the invitation or the possible consequences of their acceptance. Once their decision is made, it’s done; they’re either walking or they’re not.

This unilateral decision-making of the young child can be influenced, however, by the persistent invitation and encouragement of their parents. This eventually persuades the young child to shed their perspective of disinterest or fear to embrace their parents’ perspective of confidence and enthusiasm. And, once they do, they’re off and running in their adventurous and now highly mobile young life.

As it is in the natural of the soul and mind, so it is in the spiritual.

And so, to mature spiritually we must shed whatever perspectives we may be holding onto and take the steps Jesus is inviting and encouraging us to take. And, when we do, He brings us into the highly mobile and adventurous life of the spirit WITH Him where He then assigns us roles to play in the ultimate game of life — building and delivering the Kingdom to our Father.

This is what’s happening with Jesus’ invitation to pursue Him for our prayer assignment regarding my friend and the circumstances facing President Trump. This is a big deal because dealing with kings and presidents is no small matter. But, if we’re interested in being involved in such things WITH Jesus, then we’ll take the step and pursue Him for our assignment and then marvel at what follows.

To illustrate both the simplicity and profound significance of this perspective, consider Daniel and Isaiah. These men of the Old Testament were known for pursuing God and performing the roles to which He assigned them. They were each invited by God to join Him in dealing with two "natural" kings who were the most powerful of their day: Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus.

Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon around 600 BC. He worshipped, served and was named after Nabu the god of literacy, the rational arts, scribes and wisdom — the best the natural mind has to offer. In the name of this god, Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem, confiscated the temple’s sacred treasures thereby asserting the superiority of his god over Israel’s God and carried away God’s people into exile. One of those exiles was a youth named Daniel, whose name means, "God is my judge."

One night, in the second year of this great and powerful king’s reign, God decided to speak to him in a dream. This dream troubled his "spirit" thus putting it beyond the reach of his intellect and that of his god, Nabu. Being driven to know and understand what the dream meant, Nebuchadnezzar called all of his "wise men, magicians, conjurers, sorcerers and Chaldeans" to tell him the dream’s meaning. When they asked him to first tell them his dream (like any of us would do) so they could interpret it, he refused. Instead, he accused them of scheming to construct a lie to deceive him and then demanded they not only tell him what the dream was but also its interpretation. If they couldn’t, they would suffer a horrible death. Of course, they couldn’t, because the dream was "spiritual" and beyond their intellect’s ability to understand or even conceive. In the face of this reality they responded to the king, "There is no man upon, above or over the earth who would be able to declare this word or thing for the king. . .except God whose dwelling place is not with flesh." And so, having failed the king’s demand, he ordered their execution, including Daniel and his three friends who were counted among the wise men of Babylon.

When the captain of the king’s bodyguard, Arioch (whose name means, "servant of the moon-god"), found Daniel and told him of the king’s decree, Daniel spoke to him with "counsel and good judgment" requesting time that he might declare to the king both the dream and its interpretation. Daniel then went to his house and told his three friends about the matter and asked them to pursue God for compassion while Daniel pursued Him for the interpretation. God responded to their pursuit by granting them favor and revealing to Daniel the king’s dream and its interpretation in a night vision.

Daniel then went into Nebuchadnezzar’s presence and told him both the dream and its interpretation, saying, "As for the mystery. . .no wise man, conjurer, enchanter or magician is able to cut, determine or declare to the king this word or thing. Nevertheless, there is God in heaven who reveals secrets and mysteries to make known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will become, come to pass and be in the end days. This was your dream and the vision and appearance in your head on your bed. . .You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of Heaven has given the royalty, reign and kingdom with royal power, might, honor and glory. And the whole and all of the sons of man and mankind and wherever they dwell. . .has been given into your hands to have power and authority to rule the whole and all of them. You are the head of gold." (Daniel 2).

With Isaiah, God spoke to him of a king who was yet to come. Although there was no way Isaiah could have comprehended the scope of what God was assigning him to do, he performed his role and inscribed the story of this great king into the fabric of creation. This heathen king of Persia, who worshipped and served false gods, came to power around 550 BC, a 150 years after Isaiah wrote about him. And, even though he did not know God, yet God gave to this king his name and appointed him to "build" Jerusalem along with its palace and temple. And, so significant was this king that he was the first to be designated by God as His Messiah (Anointed One). To this Cyrus, whose name means, "throne," YHVH said:

       "It is I who says of Cyrus, ‘My shepherd! And he will perform and complete free from fault all My delight and pleasure, saying, ‘Jerusalem, foundation of peace, be built’ and of the palace and temple, ‘Be found, fixed and established.’ I have grown and strengthened your right hand to be firm, to beat out, beat down and subdue nations and peoples before you, and to open the loins of kings; and I will appear before you to free and open the two-leaved gates so that no gate will be shut or closed. I will go, come and walk before you to honor and adorn you, to make smooth, straight and right, and to break in pieces the doors of copper and bronze; to hewn down and cut through the bars of iron. And I will put, set and give to you the treasure, treasury and storehouse of darkness and obscurity, the hidden treasure in secret hiding places for the purpose and intent that you will know that it is I, YHVH, the God of Israel, who calls, proclaims and reads you by your name. . .to title you with honor though you have not known Me. I am YHVH, and there is nothing beside, going around or continuing after. Except Me there is no God. I will gird, compass and equip you, though you have not known Me, for the purpose and intent that they may know from the east, from the sunrise to the setting of the sun in the west, a ceasing and an end of all except YHVH. There is nothing beside, going around or continuing after to form and fashion the light and to choose, create and shape darkness and obscurity, to make and accomplish completeness, soundness, welfare and peace; and, to choose, create and shape adversity, evil, distress, misery, injury and calamity. I am YHVH who makes and accomplishes the whole and all of these. Trickle and drip, O heavens and sky above and upwards, and let the clouds and dust flow, trickle, drop and distill rightness and righteousness. Let the earth and land bear fruit and be fruitful with deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare and righteousness, sprouting and springing up together and united. I am YHVH who has chosen, shaped and created it." (Isaiah 44:28 – 45:8).

And so, through two 8 month olds in God’s Plan who were simply willing to take the step of pursuing Him for their assignment, God takes the game to the next level, which in their time was to declare, describe and establish the destiny of His Plan. This destiny of "what will become, come to pass and be in the end days" included His Anointed King ruling over every man and thing wherever man dwelt, rebuilding the temple, palace and foundation of peace, seizing the treasury of darkness and performing without fault God’s every delight and pleasure. As we now know (that Daniel and Isaiah didn’t) God’s Anointed King of Kings is Jesus who is the complete fulfillment of what God decreed in the Garden, that His Man would rule the entirety of His creation WITH Him. And, through whom did God portray this marvelous destiny of which Jesus invites us to become participants WITH Him? Through two heathen "natural" kings who didn’t even know who God was. Amazing!

". . .it is not first the spiritual at the beginning but the natural of the soul and mind; thereafter the spiritual."

I wonder if Daniel or Isaiah had any clue that God was shaping the future of heaven, earth and us through them?

As it was for them in their time, so now it is for us in ours.

Take the step.

Manna And The White Stone

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRITI in Revelation chapter 2:

17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.

The word manna means “what is it?”.  The children of Israel described it as bread from Heaven and it sustained them while they were in the wilderness for forty years.  The hidden manna refers to the manna in the ark which was located in the Holy of Holies.  This manna is Christ Himself and He gives us His incorruptible state thus we go from the corruptible to the incorruptible.  As we are fed from Heaven above we begin to move away from corruption because we place our focus and trust on the incorruptible.  FATHER provides us with fresh daily manna and little by little we begin to change our priorities from the temporal to the everlasting.

The white stone represents the transformation to a righteous, spiritual, divine state.  The word ”stone” is the Greek word psēphos and means “vote”.  This word is only used twice in the New Testament and the other verse is found in Acts chapter 26:

10 This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.

A white stone or vote refers to us being acquitted of all charges against us.  When the corruptible puts on incorruptible then we are no longer guilty of the acts of the old man which is extremely good news.  Moreover the vote is cast by Our Lord Jesus Christ Whom the entire book of Revelation refers.  The color “white” is reference in Matthew chapter 17:

1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves;

2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light.

Every aspiring overcomer desires to take on the purity that the color white represents for we will have been transformed into the incorruptible state just as Jesus was when He was transfigured on the mount.  Our past acts of unrighteousness are no longer held against us and we have been cleansed from all unrighteousness by HIS Word.  Peter wrote by THE SPIRIT in his 2nd epistle in chapter 1:

5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;

11 for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

When we receive our white stone, Jesus Christ has affirmed to us that we have been given the entrance into the everlasting Kingdom.  As we walk in Love and in the other fruit Peter mentioned, our election is sure and we will never stumble.  Let us consume our manna on a daily basis and produce good fruit for the Kingdom.  FATHER did not give the children of Israel a whole month’s worth of manna at one time but HE gave them the appropriate amount for each day.  They could not hoard the manna but were to consume it in a timely fashion.  A steady and sustained diet of The Word allows us to grow and mature properly.

In the model prayer Jesus spoke of in Matthew chapter 6, He included “Give us this day our daily bread”.  Let this writing be a part of our daily bread to nourish us and move us from the corruptible to the incorruptible.  Amen!

Pure And Simple

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Corinthians chapter 11:

3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

The Gospel of Christ is available and directed to people of all ages and various social backgrounds so that none are left out.  Often, the most intellectually advanced people tend to discount the Gospel because of its simplicity and their assumption that something that great must be complex and achievable by only those of superior intellect.  Their ego has led them astray.  We must remember that our minds are suppose to serve us, not control us.

We must read and study the Gospel from the vantage point that it is simple and straightforward and not allow ourselves to overanalyze what is being conveyed to us.  We must trust the Holy Spirit to open up any new facets which are applicable to our situation rather than spending time exercising our analytical minds looking for some underlying theme hidden from everyone else.  Let us take the Scriptures for their face value.  Does this mean there are no hidden mysteries reserved for those who are mature in Christ?  Not at all but we should let FATHER open these up to us in HIS time rather than developing our own theories of what HE is saying.

Many were expecting the rapture to take place on September 23rd as the alignment of the planets and stars created a symbolic event.  To the best of my knowledge nothing of that magnitude happened or else we would all be rejoicing in the event.  We must not be critical of our brethren because of their desire to be “caught up” with Christ but instead understand their desire for a closer relationship with Him.  We have all been misled by teachings which sounded good but contained error.

Our time and energy is better spent expressing Love and helping others rather than spending an inordinate amount of time trying to research out some new doctrine.  In James chapter 2 it is written by THE SPIRIT:

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?

17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Shouldn’t our lives be expressed by our actions which are in accordance with FATHER’S Word?  If all we do is study and never put our beliefs into action then what is the point?  We are here to affect change in other people’s lives and be Christ-like examples unto them.  If they have a need and we have the means to satisfy that need then we should minister to them.  James further wrote:

20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

Our mandate is pure and simple.  Become mature in Christ and minister to the needs of others.  If we never put our beliefs into actions then we are missing the vital aspect of being a mature son or daughter.  Thankfully Jesus acted on what FATHER showed Him or we would all be in dire straits.  Let us not overanalyze the Scriptures but take what Jesus and the disciples said at face value and just do it.  Pure and simple.

The Great Mystery

Monday, September 25th, 2017

There is one “Great Mystery” which separates Christianity from all other religions or belief systems in the world and by THE SPIRIT Paul wrote in 1 Timothy chapter 3:

16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:

​​​God was manifested in the flesh,

​​Justified in the Spirit,

​​Seen by angels,

​​Preached among the Gentiles,

​​Believed on in the world,

​​Received up in glory.

Our Messiah is alive and well in Heaven and in that reality let us rejoice and be thankful.  We do not serve a god made with men’s hands nor do we serve a god who is distant from us.  Our Messiah knows of our infirmities and shed His blood that we might be redeemed unto Our Heavenly Father.  We have The Most Holy Spirit as our intercessor and comforter as we deal with the tests and trials on this earth.

We have direct intervention by angels sent by FATHER to insure HIS Plan shall come to pass and so we can rest in that reality as we walk out our individual callings.  Our Savior has a willingness to minister life to all of mankind rather than a select few.  Wholeness and restoration are included in His mandate and thus He does not endorse death, killing, destruction, or maiming those who are not believers.  In fact Jesus spoke in the Gospel of John chapter 10:

7 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.

8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.

9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Life, abundance, and fruitfulness are all expected results of the Great Mystery.  No reasonable person would reject this path if only they understood and acknowledged the benefits.  This is why we should endeavor to spread the Gospel to all who are willing to listen.  Our lives should be sufficient testimony to the Truth of this Great Mystery and if we are insufficient “testimonies” then we need to correct our thinking and/or actions.  As Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 4:

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:

12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Our lives should convey an active state of gratitude as we come in contact with others for Jesus Christ is the One Who strengthens us in our time of need.  He has assured us of our eternal inheritance so this short time on earth is of little consequence to the big picture.  Our GOD is the One and only GOD above all other gods and HE has the willingness and ability to move on our behalf.  We all submit to someone or some thing so why shouldn’t we submit to the ONE who created us and who Loves us?  This is extremely good news and we should be walking testimonies accordingly.

I am encouraged each day by this Great Mystery and I know that any difficulties I have are temporary in nature.  I can and do walk in a truly optimistic frame of mind because FATHER has revealed this Great Mystery to me and has assured me on countless occasions that HE is looking out for my best interest.  As you fully embrace the Great Mystery you too will become an optimist as well and know in your heart that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

Peace Be Unto You

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Psalm 29:

11 ​​The LORD will give strength to His people;

​​The LORD will bless His people with peace.

In times of upheaval FATHER will bless us with peace knowing that HIS Divine plan is being executed according to HIS Wisdom.  On the other hand those who are not among HIS believers will find difficulty in achieving any peace whatsoever.  The determining factor is where one places his trust.  The things of the world are temporary by nature and do not retain their value so we should not rely on them when the upheaval arrives.

FATHER provides us with the same principles of warfare as HE did with the children of Israel when they were dealing with their enemies.  In Deuteronomy chapter 20 it is written:

1 “When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.

2 So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people.

3 And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them;

4 for the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’

FATHER does not change or vary from HIS commitment to HIS people.  We must place our trust IN HIM to lead us, guide us, protect us, and supply our need rather than trust man who is subject to change depending on the latest circumstances to arise.  As we fully place our trust in FATHER peace will reign in our lives.  If we find ourselves in a battle we must look to FATHER for victory and not let our hearts grow faint with fear.

When we are at peace we can think move clearly and act accordingly.  We are not desperate and thus people will look to us for answers when their peace is taken from them.  Pharaoh had a dream that took his peace away and that opened the door for Joseph to rise up into the fullness of his calling.  In Genesis chapter 41:

8 Now it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled, and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh.

When your spirit is troubled you will seek someone who can resolve the issue and Pharaoh ultimately sought out Joseph when no one else could satisfy his troubled spirit.  Pharaoh had plenty of resources but none of those resources could deal with his problem.  Only a man who had a personal, intimate relationship with FATHER could provide the interpretation to the dream.  That relationship propelled Joseph to the position of ruling the people, only second to Pharaoh. 

We must not forget where our peace comes from and if we are troubled, let us go before FATHER and seek HIS Face until peace comes forth in our hearts.  We can now appreciate why Paul concluded HIS letter to the Ephesians in chapter 6 with:

23 Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Fear Not And Be Of Good Courage

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

FATHER spoke this Truth in Isaiah chapter 41:

10 ​​Fear not, for I am with you; ​​Be not dismayed, for I am your God.

​​I will strengthen you, ​​Yes, I will help you, ​​I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

​11 ​​“Behold, all those who were incensed against you s​hall be ashamed and disgraced;

​​They shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish.

12 ​​You shall seek them and not find them—

​​Those who contended with you. ​​Those who war against you

​​Shall be as nothing, ​​As a nonexistent thing.

13 ​​For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand,

​​Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

The liberal media is conducting a massive psychological war against believers attempting to convince the population that the U.S.  under the current president is destined toward destruction.  America was formed and is based on Christianity and has spread the Gospel throughout the earth which I classify as “good seed”.  FATHER does not forget HIS covenant with those who heed HIS call.  The current president is taking action to restore constitutional law as the highest law in the land.  The globalists are funding the liberal media but they will not prevail against FATHER’S plan.

There is a multitude of righteous men and women around the world whom FATHER will protect as they stand in the gap for their respective countries thus FATHER will not allow mass destruction to occur.  However, FATHER’S judgment will take place on a corporate scale where repentance is still required.  America has much to repent of since 9/11.  We were given a wakeup call when FATHER lifted HIS veil of protection from the country and the people failed to change from their wicked ways.

FATHER does not endorse abortion or the taking innocent blood.  In Proverbs chapter 6 FATHER makes it clear:

16 ​​These six things the LORD hates,

​​Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:

17 ​​A proud look, ​​A lying tongue,

​​Hands that shed innocent blood,

18 ​​A heart that devises wicked plans,

​​Feet that are swift in running to evil,

19 ​​A false witness who speaks lies,

​​And one who sows discord among brethren.

FATHER is the CREATOR of life and we should honor HIS Divine Intent by not condoning the act of shedding innocent blood.

The political arena is riddled with lies, manipulation, and self interest though they call themselves public servants.  More often than not, money and greed determine what laws are passed.  FATHER does not tolerate a lying tongue and will soon be exposing these lies for the citizens to realize how unrighteous the system is.  There is definitely a judgment reserved for the multitude of lies that have proceeded out of the various leaders’ mouths.

The exploitation of children is one of the many wicked plans of the wealthy heathen.  Their money has protected their perversity in the past but I expect FATHER will openly reveal their wickedness for all to see.  When the Truth comes out there will be a major upheaval in the land and we must be strong and of good courage for people will be in search of answers to the unrighteousness plaguing the land.  We will be called to lead others in repentance on behalf of the country.  When the Truth comes forth there will be much confusion and we must be prepared to bring forth the light to dispel the darkness that has prevailed in the halls of power.

FATHER will lead and guide us as these events unfold thus we must remain vigilant and pay close attention to FATHER’S Voice.  There may be a major upheaval in many aspects of the current system including the economic state of America.  The meddling in other countries’ political, social, and economic systems may come home to roost.  Those countries no longer look to the U.S. as serving their best interest.

There is much change in the air so let us not be caught off guard as the Truth comes out.  Those who built their house on sand will be wiped out but those who placed their trust in FATHER will prevail during this time of great shaking.

The Purity Of Intent

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

We all have the ability to control our words and our actions until pressure is applied.  Once pressure is applied, the purity of our intent manifests in some form and at that time the fruit can be observed and judged by others.  However FATHER can see in our hearts thus HE does not have to wait for pressure to occur because HE can see what is in our hearts and will apply the appropriate pressure so that we can know without a doubt what the purity of intent is in our hearts.  By THE SPIRIT in Genesis chapter 3 it is recorded:

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.

6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

7 So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

FATHER observed what was in man’s heart as well as the fruit produced by his intent and it was overwhelmingly wicked.  Adam and Eve’s intent which caused their departure from the garden had continued to spread until the earth was filled evil, except for Noah:

9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just, righteous man, perfect and blameless 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.

The first remnant of eight souls were spared when FATHER’S judgment came in the form of a flood.  FATHER did not remove Noah from the earth but made provision for him to be protected when FATHER’S judgment came forth.  Noah did have a responsibility to build an ark and face ridicule during the construction period.  We must note that Noah had a close and ongoing relationship with FATHER and could hear HIS Voice.  FATHER instructed Noah on the details of the ark and what must be done to be safe from the judgment of the wicked.  The animals also responded to the directives of FATHER when the time came to enter the ark.

Do you really believe FATHER would change HIS methods of protection and totally remove the remnant when the next major judgment occurs?  Those who believe in the “rapture” must consider that fact that FATHER is not giving up on the earth but instead is bringing forth HIS Kingdom to the earth.  When we meet Jesus in the air, I believe we are being raised spiritually to a higher plane where HE resides but we will remain on earth to bring forth FATHER’S Kingdom in its fullness.  Why else would Jesus urge us to pray in Matthew 6:10 “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”?  FATHER isn’t changing HIS Divine plan and we should consider HIS Intent in the past when we study prophecy.  We should not take one verse and base our future expectations on it because we will surely be misled as our ego enters in to fill in the gaps of such a doctrine.  Such a mystery must be revealed by FATHER and HE reveals HIS mysteries to those who have ears to hear because they seek HIS Face.

In 1 Chronicles chapter 28 David speaks to Solomon according to what he has been instructed by FATHER:

9 “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.

10 Consider now, for the LORD has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong, and do it.”

FATHER revealed to David that HE knows the purity of intent within our hearts.  We may be able to put on a perception of purity to others but we cannot fool Our Heavenly Father for HE can see our intent and our thoughts.  Impurity of intent will cause you to be distanced from FATHER and if you are “cast off” it will be difficult to hear HIM.  By THE SPIRIT Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians chapter 10:

6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”

8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell;

9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents;

10 nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

If you have lust in your heart, repent and remove it by the cleansing of The Word.  Depart from evil and do not fellowship with those who tempt us to think evil, perverse thoughts which in the end will result in doing evil.  We must guard our hearts at all times.  We may be in this world but we are not of this world for our calling is to be light directed to the darkness and we are assured that light will overcome the darkness.  This can only happen as we guard the purity of intent within our hearts.  FATHER knows our intent before it manifests in word and deed so let us not fool ourselves and think no one knows our thoughts but us individually.  Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 5:

8  “Blessed are the pure in heart, ​​For they shall see God.”

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 4:

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

And in 1 Timothy chapter 1:

5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,

6 from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,

7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.

We should heed Paul’s warning concerning those who are teaching because the intent of their heart will ultimately come out in their words.  If their heart is impure, their teaching will ultimately reflect their impurity.  This is why we should ask FATHER to confirm whatever we are being exposed to in the teaching we each receive.  The Holy Spirit will provide that check when you read or listen to a teaching if it is impure and we must each pay close attention when that check comes else we will be led astray.  Let us guard our heart and keep it pure and we shall see GOD.

Devoted To Prayer

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In Colossians chapter 4 Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT:

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;   NASB

When we pray we establish in ourselves the reality that FATHER is the ONE WHO can affect change in the fullness of wisdom and understanding.  We acknowledge that we only have a partial understanding of what is needed in any situation that presents itself to us.  In Matthew chapter 5 Jesus spoke:

44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you

Our prayers should include those who are our enemies as well which means that no one should be omitted from our prayers.  If FATHER brings someone to the forefront of your consciousness then consider praying for them and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you into the appropriate prayer.  In Matthew chapter 6 Jesus continued:

5 “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

6 But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.”

Our prayer life should be directed solely toward FATHER without drawing any attention to ourselves from others.  By entering into a quiet place our attention can be solely on our relationship with FATHER as we humbly pray to HIM.  The more often we pray, the more sensitive we become to hearing HIS Voice.  In this time of change it is critical that we hear HIM so that we stay on the right path.  The enemy wants us to veer off the path FATHER has placed us on so that we become of none effect and that is why we are warned by Jesus Himself in Matthew chapter 24:

24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

The fact that Jesus warned us of the great deception should be sufficient to compel us toward a more intense prayer life.  No one can claim to have a more intimate relationship with FATHER than Jesus Christ and He provided us with His example of the necessity to pray in Matthew chapter 14:

23 And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.

And in Mark 1:35 Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

Anytime is a good time to pray.  As we pray our faith in FATHER is affirmed because we seek HIS intervention knowing that without HIM we are unable to resolve the situation without HIM.  The act of prayer itself builds up our faith in FATHER thus in Mark chapter 11 Jesus expressed this Truth:

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Why did FATHER have me write on this topic when most of the readers are seasoned believers?  Even the most mature need to be reminded of the need to pray so that our Love does not grow cold and ineffective.  As the challenges increase in intensity our prayer life must also increase in the same manner.  We must be devoted to prayer so that we are fully prepared to defeat the enemy and save the lost.  Jesus was fully devoted to prayer in order to fulfill His calling thus we should place the same emphasis on prayer as well.