Archive for May, 2019

The Carnal Mind

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 8:

5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.

6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.

8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

FATHER gives us the choice to live according to the flesh or to live according to THE SPIRIT.  Those who choose to live according to the flesh create a multitude of issues in their life and become slaves to those issues.  Many of the simply live and pursue the lust of their flesh.  Isn’t the opioid epidemic in the United States the result of the lust of the flesh?  Isn’t drug addiction caused by the “highs” obtained by consuming drugs and temporarily forgetting the problems created by living according to the flesh?  Will legislation address the core issue of the opioid epidemic?  Not at all, only the deliverance by The Word of GOD will resolve the problem.  Only the Love of Our Heavenly Father expressed through us will break through the walls erected by those who submitted to drug addiction.

Isn’t the Roe versus Wade abortion issue dealing with the same core problem, the lust of the flesh?  Women want to be free to have sexual intercourse outside of marriage without any repercussion.  They want to dress in a provocative manner and spend billions of dollars to look attractive to men who inherently want to have sex but do not want to suffer any consequences.  Why tempt a man and then have him charged for responding to the underlying intent? 

Men are not innocent victims either.  Proverbs chapters 5 through 9 express warnings to the man concerning the adulteress, the harlot, and the foolish woman.  What is obviously missing are the warnings to the woman.  If men walked in righteousness, there would be no abortion issue.  If men no longer walked according to the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes, women would not be encouraged to dress in a manner to lure them into their bed.

The core solution to man’s problems is solved by the revelation of FATHER’S Love expressed in HIS Word.  The power inherent in The Word will break through the lusts mentioned above and as maturing Sons and Daughters, we should be focused on tapping into this power.

Do you think mandating submission to the Law will resolve the core problem?  Not at all.  Do you think the solution lies within the multitude of prophecies concerning global judgment will scare people into adhering to Biblical principles?  The solution is for man’s heart to change.  Proverbs 23:7 states “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”  Jesus stated in Matthew chapter 5:

27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’

28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”

Adultery, promiscuity, and drug addiction all begin in the heart.  Until we deal with the heart issue, the problem will not be resolved.  We can’t legislate a pure heart nor can we scare someone into having a pure heart.  Only Agape Love can change a man’s heart.  Until we walk in the full revelation of FATHER’S Love toward mankind as Jesus did, the issues will remain widespread.  No amount of prophetic words will deal with the problem for they only serve as notification of the problem.  We need the power of Love to change men’s hearts… and women’s hearts as well.

Prove The Word

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 12:

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

How long should I focus on renewing my mind?  Until I am perfected and fully mature in Christ.  Many would like to defer to others the tasks related to bringing forth the Kingdom but each of us has a part in FATHER’S plan.  We must not shirk our responsibilities but instead embrace each day as an opportunity to go about doing good on behalf of the Kingdom.

The wheat and the tares are growing together in the field of the world thus as lawlessness increases, so does the righteousness among the saints.  I know in my own life that my boldness grows daily on behalf of the Kingdom and I am not intimidated by the lawless ones who demand that I accept their lawless and unrighteous ways.  I Love all of mankind but I will not endorse their lawlessness.

We are to prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of GOD.  The word “prove” means: to test, examine, scrutinize (to see whether a thing is genuine or not).  We must be careful concerning the teachings and prophecies by men who claim to be superior in spiritual maturity.  Prophecies are especially challenging because of their predictions of future events.  I have heard a multitude of prophecies concerning the end times and virtually none of them have come to pass.  They did nothing accept to divert my focus from my particular calling and focus on some future date or event where nothing happened.  Those false prophets rely on the short memory of people and they continue to promote themselves and their “special connection” to the spiritual.

If we cannot find Scripture to compare to a “prophecy”, let us rely on The Holy Spirit to be our guide.  Jesus spoke in John chapter 16:

13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

Many immature believers are seeking the thrill of the supernatural and hope what the so-called prophet is saying or doing will come to pass.  Instead, they should be focused on what The Spirit of Truth is saying to them and respond accordingly.  The disciples were hoping that Jesus would defeat the Roman army before their eyes and were sorely disappointed when He went to the cross.  They did not understand the big picture and were being carnally minded.

We must place our trust in being led by THE SPIRIT rather than relying on someone else to hear THE SPIRIT and tell us what to believe and/or expect.  Each of the writings I post should be tested as well.  I purpose to write with specific Scripture references that will confirm what FATHER is showing me for that day.  If what I write does not witness with your spirit, set it aside and do not blindly accept it.  You have a responsibility to “prove” everything you hear and read.

Brother Eby recently wrote:

I’m just a flesh and blood man, but upon me today there is a word. Out of me there flows a message. You may not think much of me. You may be able to discern my weaknesses and perhaps you can see some of my flaws. You may not like me. I don’t even like myself very much! But I know who I am and I know what Father has sent me to do. It makes no difference whether you like me, whether anybody likes me, or whether I even like myself. No difference at all! Because I’m not the issue. I’m of no importance. I am irrelevant to anything except as I relate to the message I bear. None of the “kingdom preachers” today are of any special importance within themselves. None of us matter. Never get your eyes on the angel! Never fall down and do obeisance before the messenger! If you get your eye on the angel, you’ve missed the point! I do honor the men of God who bear the revelation of the Lord in this great hour. But we are not called to participate in a Mutual Admiration Society or to exalt any man. We are called to deliver and to hear every word that is proceeding out of the mouth of God! It’s the word! It’s the message! And the spirit of our prophecy IS THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST!

I could not have expressed it better myself.


Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Many believers have become desensitized to The Word and have passively accepted the latest “politically acceptable” values.  Many remain silent when confronted with evil and their silence is seen as passive acceptance.  We are to Love the person but not their lawlessness or evil actions.  It is clear that they do not fear GOD or exalt HIS Word or they would seek to be righteous and walk according to HIS Word.  They are on a path to death and destruction because of the darkness in their heart.  We need to speak FATHER’S Wisdom to them in an appropriate manner so that their darkness will be exposed and at the same time give them hope of a better life.

Wisdom writes in Proverbs 8:

12 ​​“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,

​​And find out knowledge and discretion.

13 ​​The fear of the LORD is to hate evil;

​​Pride and arrogance and the evil way

​​And the perverse mouth I hate.”

FATHER hates evil and so should we.  As we mature as Sons and Daughters, we will gain Wisdom concerning our response to evil.  We must not allow ourselves to get caught up in the world’s view of those who promote evil’s agenda.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Galatians chapter 5:

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

We must not allow ourselves to become desensitized to the works of the flesh but maintain our focus on The Word and be led by THE SPIRIT.  If The Word is our top priority, we can face the world each day with the confidence to overcome evil with good.

Wisdom also speaks in Proverbs 9:

10 ​​“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,

​​And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

11 ​​For by me your days will be multiplied,

​​And years of life will be added to you.”

The world’s wisdom and understanding is no match for FATHER’S Wisdom and understanding but many believers do not consistently seek FATHER’S Wisdom concerning their daily matters.  Instead, they succumb to the wisdom of the world and achieve substandard results.  We must recommit ourselves to pursue FATHER’S Wisdom as we see in Proverbs chapter 3:

19 ​​The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;

​​By understanding He established the heavens;

Wisdom existed before the earth was created and by HIS Wisdom FATHER created this dynamic earth.  Wisdom’s “fingerprints” are everywhere if we only have eyes to see.  If we want to experience a long and productive life, we must embrace FATHER’S Wisdom and hate evil.  Our individual callings will be impaired if we become desensitized to the evil which is so prevalent today.  Our lights will expose the evil and open the eyes of those who are lurking in the shadows.  As we grow in FATHER’S Wisdom and HIS Love, we will properly address the evil around us and not allow it to enter our households.

Do Not Look Back

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Hebrews chapter 11:

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

Each of us has a past where we have failed to live up to The Word and Its commandments yet FATHER has extended HIS great grace and mercy toward us because of HIS unfailing Love.  We must not look back to our past mistakes and failures for they have been wiped away by the Blood of The Lamb.  We must look forward and leave the past behind.  Yes, we should learn from past mistakes but not relive those mistakes over and over.

15 And if they (Abraham and Sarah) had been thinking of that country from which they departed [as their true home], they would have had [a continuing] opportunity to return.

16 But the truth is that they were longing for a better country, that is, a heavenly one. For that reason God is not ashamed [of them or] to be called their God [even to be surnamed their God—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob]; for He has prepared a city for them.  AMPL

Abraham was told to leave his country for a better place and they were not to look back.  We too are to keep our eyes fixed on a better place and cut all ties with the past.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

The adversary wants to draw us away from our relationship with Christ by constantly bringing the old man and his deeds.  We need to resist any attempt to cause us to live in the past.  We must walk in faith that FATHER’S Love is greater than any past sin and HE only has our best interest at heart.

Consider David.  He broke the Law and committed adultery with Bathsheba, then planned to have her husband killed.  However, it is written in Acts chapter 13 by THE SPIRIT:

22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’

Did FATHER know that David would break HIS Commandments?  Yes, but FATHER’S grace and mercy are greater than our failures.  We must repent of our sins and move on toward that “Heavenly City”.  Let the old man remained buried and let the Blood of Christ be at the forefront of our consciousness.  Let us never discount the power in The Blood for Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law.  FATHER’S Agape Love and Divine Intent toward us overcomes the past and provides us light to walk according to HIS Ways.

Paul’s past included the shedding of innocent blood yet he understood the power of FATHER’S Love and forgiveness.  He wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 3:

12 Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on [e]so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own.

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead,

14 I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

15 All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you.

16 Only let us stay true to what we have already attained.   AMPL

Our goal is to be Christlike so let us no longer consider the past but walk in faith, knowing that our redemption is sure and with exception.

No Excuse

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 1:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

People who walk in ungodliness are without excuse.  In order to rationalize their pathway to death, they attempt to suppress the Truth by promoting changes in laws and overrunning media with their darkness, hoping to gain broad acceptance.  They promote their wickedness by wrapping it with some type of emotional appeal.  However, they cannot deny what FATHER has revealed from Heaven, exposing all ungodliness and unrighteousness.  There’s no excuse!

21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,

FATHER made it very clear concerning the Divine Intent of our bodies.  We are to flee from the corruption of those who dishonor the bodies and dwell in their lusts.  The reality is that they are not happy nor are they at peace in their hearts thus they try to gain acceptance hoping to fill the emptiness in their hearts.

25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.

27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,

30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;

32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Do you think that FATHER is simply going to overlook what is happening around the world without evoking some form of righteous judgment?  There are consequences of men and women who are walking in such ungodliness and unrighteousness.  There is also ramification to those who condone such ungodliness.  This is not my opinion, it is according to The Word.  There’s no excuse… FATHER has revealed The Truth and no one can claim ignorance.


Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Our goal is to assist in your maturing process into the fullness of being a Son or Daughter of Our Heavenly Father.  We cannot be reluctant in addressing topics we know to be sensitive to those who are pursuing a higher level of maturing.  Giving is one such sensitive topic.

Over the years, people have come up with all sorts of reasons not to be givers.  Often, they look at the ministry and search for flaws which would justify them withholding their giving.  Unfortunately, they are missing the point.  Their rationale has caused them to miss the blessing of giving.  It is all about intent of the giver, not the potential recipient’s righteousness.

Wisdom wrote in Proverbs chapter 3:

5 ​​Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

​​And lean not on your own understanding;

6 ​​In all your ways acknowledge Him,

​​And He shall direct your paths.


9 ​​Honor the LORD with your possessions,

​​And with the firstfruits of all your increase;

10 ​​So your barns will be filled with plenty,

​​And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Do you think FATHER is restricted in providing you a financial blessing if the recipient of your giving fails to handle your gift in a righteous manner?  Absolutely not!  My wife and I have given significant contributions to various ministries who have been found to misallocate resources based on what was advertised.  Nevertheless, FATHER blessed us in our giving because we gave with the right intent out of a pure heart.  In several cases, we gave significantly beyond our “emotional comfort zone” but FATHER provided us with exceptional blessings in return.

We currently pay no salaries out of Servias Ministries and never have since its inception thus there is no incentive to “tickle” the ears of the readers with popular topics which may add nothing toward the maturity of the believer.  FATHER provides for my family through my business.  All contributions go to keeping our website up and operational and disbursing to those in need as our funds allow. 

Historically, my wife and I have been major contributors to Servias.  Since FATHER told us to start this organization, I know it is fertile ground to plant our seed.  FATHER continues to bless our giving and I trust HE is blessing those who contribute to this ministry as well.  What a blessing to teach what FATHER gives us daily to a wide and diverse readership!  We have over 3,000 different readers come to our site each month.  I believe many of these readers are being encouraged and matured by The Word in preparation of the challenges ahead.

 I can share testimonies of many past blessings due to our giving but they only serve to assure you that FATHER’S Word will work for you as well.  If you become a frequent giver then you will receive frequent blessings.  But if you are a reluctant giver or a “zero” giver, you too will be rewarded according to the measure you give.

Wisdom urges you to become a giver so that your barns will be filled with plenty and your vat will overflow with new wine.  As Jesus said in Luke 6:

38   Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

In Genesis chapter 12, FATHER spoke to Abraham:

2 ​​I will make you a great nation;

​​I will bless you

​​And make your name great;

​​And you shall be a blessing [a source of great good to others].

FATHER has blessed my family and as a result, we have been a blessing to others.  That is how the Kingdom operates.

Confess The Word

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Confessing The Word is a necessary to fully embracing It in your life.  Why do you think we speak forth the Pledge of Allegiance here in The United States?  It is to acknowledge and embrace the words in our hearts as well as our minds.  When we hear ourselves speak the words, there is a deeper commitment than silently reading the Pledge.  This is true concerning The Word for it is written by THE SPIRIT in Psalm 45:

1 My heart is overflowing with a good theme;

​​I recite my composition concerning the King;

​​My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Our tongue writes and records into our hearts.  This is a reality I have confirmed to be true in my life over the last forty-eight years.  This reality has caused me to watch my words as people have attempted to obtain my agreement when I knew them to be wrong.  When I speak The Word, I profess to be in agreement with It by speaking It forth.

Wisdom spoke Proverbs 3:

1 My son, do not forget my law,

​​But let your heart keep my commands;

2 ​​For length of days and long life

​​And peace they will add to you.

​3 ​​Let not mercy and truth forsake you;

​​Bind them around your neck,

​​Write them on the tablet of your heart,

4 ​​ And so find favor and high esteem

​​In the sight of God and man.

Wisdom tells us to write The Word on our hearts and this is done by reading and confessing The Word so that our own ears will hear The Truth.  When we do this, life and peace will be added to us.  In addition, we will find favor in the sight of Our Heavenly Father and mankind.  Jesus experienced this as He prepared for His ministry as revealed in Luke 2:

52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

I have seen over the years where men have been attracted to my gifts and calling thus I received favor in business dealings.  This brought forth financial blessings to my family which allowed us to be blessings to others as well.  Certain investments produced an excellent return even though similar investments by others did not produce the same results.  FATHER was definitely working on my behalf.

I would confess Colossians 1:10-11 on a daily basis to write It on my heart:

I walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness

If FATHER tells us in HIS WISDOM to do something specific, why resist it?  HE gives us specific steps to success in our lives if we will only heed HIS direction.

How long will it take for HIS Word to be written and fully activated in our hearts?  It varies from person to person and what is currently in the heart that is contrary to FATHER’S Word.  The Word will cleanse the heart of the world’s debris and it may take some time for this to occur.  Nevertheless, commit yourself to writing FATHER’S Word on the tablet of your heart and It will soon become one with you.

Say On

Friday, May 24th, 2019

What happens when an expert in The Law gains the revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ?  He sets aside corruption and puts on incorruption.

It is recorded by THE SPIRIT in Acts chapter 13:

13 Now when Paul and his party set sail from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia; and John, departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.

14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down.

15 And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, “Men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.”

Who better to speak before the rulers of the synagogue than Paul?  He was fully qualified to speak publicly concerning The Law and the Prophets.  First, he recounts their history up to David:

16 Then Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, “Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:

17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it.

18 Now for a time of about forty years He put up with their ways in the wilderness. 19 And when He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land to them by allotment.

20 “After that He gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

21 And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’

There is no question of Paul’s knowledge of the Old Covenant as he describes the big picture of what FATHER’S Divine Intent leads to… salvation for all.

23 From this man’s seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior—Jesus—

24 after John had first preached, before His coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

25 And as John was finishing his course, he said, ‘Who do you think I am? I am not He. But behold, there comes One after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.’

Now Paul declares the ministry of Jesus as the fulfillment of salvation for the Jews:

26 “Men and brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the word of this salvation has been sent.

27 For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him.

28 And though they found no cause for death in Him, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death.

29 Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb.

30 But God raised Him from the dead.

31 He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people.

32 And we declare to you glad tidings—that promise which was made to the fathers.

33 God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm:

​​‘​You are My Son, ​​Today I have begotten You.’

34 And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus:

​​‘​I will give you the sure mercies of David.’

35 Therefore He also says in another Psalm:

​​‘​You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.’

36 “For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;

37 but He whom God raised up saw no corruption.

38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins;

39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Paul clearly explains the need to focus on the ministry of Jesus Christ rather than the Mosaic Law.  The Law and the Prophets fulfilled their intent to point to salvation through Our Lord Jesus Christ.  We have been given the true riches of the Kingdom as our disposal if we will only focus our attention on FATHER’S Word, especially the Words of Jesus.  In His Words are life.

As we immerse ourselves daily in HIS Word, the windows of Heaven will open up and provide blessings in all areas of our lives thus allowing us to be a blessing to others.  Let us fully embrace the continued revelation FATHER is now revealing to us and not allow ourselves to be enslaved by the traditions of men.

Seeking Wisdom

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

It is written by THE SPIRIT in 2 Chronicles 1:

7 On that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, “Ask! What shall I give you?”

8 And Solomon said to God: “You have shown great mercy to David my father, and have made me king in his place.

9 Now, O LORD God, let Your promise to David my father be established, for You have made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.

10 Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

11 Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king—

12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like.” 

In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus spoke:

33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

There are hidden treasures to be found and used when seeking FATHER which are set aside for each of us.  Because FATHER Loves us, HE is not reluctant to provide for us in every area of our need.  To a certain degree, many believers are fearful that FATHER will not provide them with abundance if they ask so they don’t set a higher expectation.

FATHER is oriented toward increase and expansion.  Just consider the ever-expanding universe as a result of The Word HE spoke.  Consider seedtime and harvest which promotes multiplication.

Many people have sought The Kingdom without righteousness and have totally missed the mark.  They sought riches to consume upon themselves rather than establish The Kingdom.  Some believers have used these examples of misuse to justify their unwillingness to expand their expectation of blessing and prosperity.  They lacked understanding of FATHER’S Love for us.  In the parable of the talents, Jesus makes it quite clear that we are to expect an increase as we go about doing FATHER’S business.  Jesus describes the one servant who did not know FATHER in Matthew chapter 25:

24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’

26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.

27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.

28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.

29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.

30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

When we seek FATHER and HIS righteousness, HE will give us wisdom, understanding, and knowledge.  If we do nothing with it because we were afraid then we will be known as unprofitable servants.  How can you grow as a cheerful giver if your resources do not grow?  How can you do your part in expanding The Kingdom if you produce nothing to give?  We must overcome anything which holds us back from being productive Sons and Daughters and no longer allow our individual circumstances to dictate our expectation of what FATHER is willing to provide.  When we seek HIM and HIS Wisdom, HE will show us the path to fulfillment of our callings.  HE will give us understanding of how to properly administer “all these things” and we will not be concerned with the evil attached to greed (aka love of money).

Our Priority

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Psalm 46:

10  Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!

To know means to recognize and understand.  My intent is to assist you in your maturing process IN CHRIST.  Each of us has the Mind of Christ resident in us and FATHER awaits our realization of the power and its potential which currently lies dormant in most.  Our unbelief is the biggest hindrance to walking in this power but as we continue to press in, we will recognize and understand what it means to be a Son or Daughter of THE MOST HIGH.  When this occurs, FATHER will be exalted among the nations and in the earth.

Peter wrote by THE SPIRIT in his first Epistle in chapter 5:

6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.

10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

As we humble ourselves, at the appropriate time FATHER will exalt us.  This requires us to walk in faith with full assurance that The Holy Spirit will guide us in all we say and do.  Yes, we must be vigilant because the devil and his “sons” will attempt to derail us from our gifts and calling.  The devil promotes confusion and perversion thus the masses are walking around producing the corresponding fruit.  If you step back, you can easily identify the silliness of what is being promoted today.  It simply makes no sense to those with eyes to see.

In order to resist the devil, we must know The Word in the same manner as Jesus resisted the devil.  Each of us has the opportunity to become steadfast in faith by simply placing The Word as our top priority each day.

Am I going to suffer?  Yes, but our suffering will be temporary and it will be used to perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle us.  There is a lot of truth in the saying “no pain, no gain”.  We are to be strong and of good courage, not lazy, timid, and fearful of what may happen tomorrow.  Let us not become dull of hearing but let our faith grow strong in preparation of the trials and challenges we will surely face.

At the appropriate time, FATHER will judge the lawlessness and perversion promoted by the world.  Why should we try to predict this “appropriate” time when we have more important matters to consider?  There are many believers fixated on current world events at the expense of personal spiritual development.  In Matthew chapter 13, Jesus explained the parable of the tares:

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”

37 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.

39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.

40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.

41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness,

42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

Yes, there are tares everywhere we look but know this, FATHER has a plan to deal with the tares.  Our focus is to mature into the full stature as Sons and Daughters and not be so concerned about the day or the hour that FATHER dispatches the angels to gather up the tares.