Archive for June, 2019

Love’s Gift To Us

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 14:

18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all;

FATHER gave Paul tremendous revelation as evidenced by his epistles to the brethren.  Paul explains:

1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

When we speak to FATHER in the spirit, are there any idle words spoken?  Absolutely not!  A mystery is a revelation affecting the person and is yet to be revealed but is applicable to that person’s well being.  When we speak in tongues, we are speaking the pure Word to FATHER without any self interest attached to It. 

As we hear ourselves speak in THE SPIRIT, our faith is positively impacted even though our soul has no understanding at the time.  We can ask FATHER to interpret what we are praying for our own understanding but we must not allow ourselves to be caught up with self-imposed restrictions.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 10:

17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Our faith increases as we speak in tongues when we understand the reality of our spirit communicating via The Holy Spirit to FATHER.  It is an act of faith to speak in tongues and as each Word is spoken, our faith increases.

In Jude, it is written by THE SPIRIT:

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.

What simplicity in building ourselves up in faith to the point of walking in great faith!  Let us no longer downplay FATHER’S gift to us in any way.  Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 11:

9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish?

12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

FATHER has made it possible for every one of us to pray perfect prayers to HIM thus allowing HIM to respond to our situations in the perfect, applicable manner.  As we pray with this understanding, our faith will be energized even to a greater degree and expectation.  We must not set this gift aside but instead exercise this gift daily as we also pray with understanding.

Wisdom adds to this understanding in Proverbs chapter 18:

20  ​​A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth;

​​From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.

21 ​​ Death and life are in the power of the tongue,

​​And those who love it will eat its fruit.

Selah!

Two Prophecies

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Here are two prophecies to consider.  When I hear the word “rapture”, I have a different understanding but I don’t discount everything else due to a difference in understanding of one verse.  Each of us must discern what to accept by THE SPIRIT and what to place on the “shelf” until FATHER provides clarity and deeper understanding.  As always, I focus on the message of Agape Love.

Economically speaking, perception is propping up the various economies around the world and they are at the precipice of collapse… I too am convinced that President Trump is well aware of it.  As the darkness grows worse around the world, even more so, the Sons and Daughters are being fully prepared in a much greater manner to overcome the darkness with the Light.

A Day of Praise

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Let us today praise Our Heavenly Father and acknowledge HIS majesty, especially in our lives.  Let us speak words of gratitude and thank HIM for Our Lord Jesus Christ Who has shown us The Way, The Truth, and The Life; Who has made us free.  Let us read aloud the following Psalm:

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Psalm 148:

1 Praise the LORD!

​​Praise the LORD from the heavens;

​​Praise Him in the heights!

2 ​​Praise Him, all His angels;

​​Praise Him, all His hosts!

3 ​​Praise Him, sun and moon;

​​Praise Him, all you stars of light!

4 ​​Praise Him, you heavens of heavens,

​​And you waters above the heavens!

5 ​​Let them praise the name of the LORD,

​​For He commanded and they were created.

6 ​​He also established them forever and ever;

​​He made a decree which shall not pass away.

7 ​​Praise the LORD from the earth,

​​You great sea creatures and all the depths;

8 ​​Fire and hail, snow and clouds;

​​Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

9 ​​Mountains and all hills;

​​Fruitful trees and all cedars;

10 ​​Beasts and all cattle;

​​Creeping things and flying fowl;

11 ​​Kings of the earth and all peoples;

​​Princes and all judges of the earth;

12 ​​Both young men and maidens;

​​Old men and children.

13 ​​Let them praise the name of the LORD,

​​For His name alone is exalted;

​​His glory is above the earth and heaven.

14 ​​And He has exalted the horn of His people,

​​The praise of all His saints—

​​Of the children of Israel,

​​A people near to Him.

​​Praise the LORD!

Generosity Or Poverty

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Wisdom writes in Proverbs chapter 11:

24 ​​There is one who scatters, yet increases more;

​​And there is one who withholds more than is right,

​​But it leads to poverty.

25 ​​The generous soul will be made rich,

​​And he who waters will also be watered himself.

26 ​​The people will curse him who withholds grain,

​​But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

FATHER has given us Wisdom to live by and it is as relevant today as it was when first revealed to Solomon.  Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 6:

38   “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Jesus also spoke in Mark chapter 10:

29 So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s,

30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.”

Jesus was not hesitant to speak concerning Kingdom economics, neither should we.  Givers flourish, hoarders lead to poverty.  FATHER is concerned with all aspects of our life including our financial needs.  I can testify of this Truth many times over.  It goes against the world’s logic of scarcity and hoarding thus it appears to be illogical to the world.  Let us not omit this aspect of walking according to HIS Word.

Eliminate Unbelief

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Jesus spoke in John chapter 14:

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

We as maturing Sons and Daughters are given a directive by Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Let us not claim ignorance or rationalize away what He said in the above passage.  We are to do the same and even greater works than He did when He walked the earth.  This is the expectation each of us should have as we come into full understanding and agreement with The Word.

Why should we focus on anything else when we have not fulfilled this directive?  Why should I seek out a multitude of prophecies when this directive is not being fulfilled in my life?  If you are currently fulfilling this directive, let me know and I will come and join you.

Why should I seek out knowledge of the nuances found in Scripture when the works that I do don’t meet the minimum expectation of Jesus’ directive?  Yes, it is great to study topics such as numerology in Scripture but if we are not following and experiencing the above directive, what does it matter that I know the underlying meaning of various numbers found in Scripture?  Yep, I’m guilty.

The issue is belief versus unbelief for Jesus said “he who believes in Me” as the basic qualification to do greater works.  Each of us must fully cleanse our hearts of any unbelief… including me! 

It takes serious, committed focus on The Word, especially the Gospels.  We must remove outside sources of unbelief from our midst as we fully cleanse the deepest crevices of unbelief in our hearts.  Let us not be denied the expectation of a pure heart.

How long will the process take?  Who cares?  The result is worth the commitment to walk in complete and total submission to The Word with no unbelief found anywhere among us.  When will the fruit come forth of this endeavor?  When FATHER is pleased and empowers us by HIS Holy Spirit.  HE is not reluctant to fulfill HIS Word given to HIS Son Who gave us the above directive so the problem lies with us if we are not walking in the fullness of the above directive.

What will be the fruit of fulfilling Jesus’ directive?  Mark wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 6:

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

54 And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, 55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.

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

Do not say “I don’t see myself fulfilling Jesus’ directive.”  That is your flesh speaking and we must die to the flesh, submit to The Holy Spirit, and expect to fulfill what Jesus called us to do in His Name.  As Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 4:

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

Don’t sell yourself short, only believe!

Overcoming The Challenges

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 3:

1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!  Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.

2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

As Sons and Daughters of FATHER we have hope to walk in the full maturity and see Him as He is without any hindrance.  Our hope is to walk in the fullness of His power and authority in order that we may effectively bring forth the Kingdom of GOD on this earth and reclaim everything given up by Adam.

There are many Sons and Daughters who are dealing with their own issues which require their full attention.  I understand this fully for I have had to overcome the very same issues as well thus I don’t discount the situation in the least.  This is why I wake up early in order to spend time with FATHER, before the issues of the day present themselves.

Many of the issues our brethren are dealing with center around finances.  I understand the pressure caused by finances first hand.  When we were married in 1972, we lived on “Hamburger Helper” and my wife learned fifty different ways to prepare hamburger for dinner.  FATHER delivered us out of that era by directing my path to the various jobs HE instructed me to take.

Fast forward to April of 1995.  My business revenue went to zero and there was no expectation that the situation would improve.  We were clearly headed to bankruptcy so I went to FATHER and HE said “Son, you are in the financial wilderness.”  I said, “Get me out!”  HE responded “You will be there for eighteen months.”  That is not what I wanted to hear. 

HE had led me to pray each morning before work for an hour each day since 1990 and I thought things were moving along in a reasonable fashion until this event.  My wife was distraught because of the lack of funds.  Every morning I had to fight fear attempting to grip my heart.  My prayer time would often exceed one hour until peace replaced the fear in my heart.  During this time, HE provided for us from unexpected sources.

At the end of eighteen months, revenue began to flow again and I was totally relieved that we overcame the financial wilderness.  Why am I sharing this with you?  It is important for you to know that FATHER will not leave us or forsake us even in the most challenging times and there is a reason for such challenges.  I came out stronger at the end of the wilderness journey and my trust in FATHER’S provision is at a much greater level.

The Word purifies us and when we pray in THE SPIRIT, that too is an integral part of purification.  During those eighteen months, I relied heavily on “praying in THE SPIRIT” because I did not know what else to pray.  I can relate with Joseph when he suffered extreme lack at the hands of his brothers.  However, FATHER had a plan for him just like FATHER has a plan for you and me.

When I write these blogs, they are meant to encourage you to overcome the challenges set before you.  I write from experience and trusting FATHER no matter how dismal the future appears to be.  HE is not some distant GOD WHO is unaware of our situations.  On the contrary, HE never left me or forsook me.  HE explained the situation even though it was not what I wanted to hear.  In looking back, I needed to go through that wilderness for the sake of cleansing my heart. 

I am thankful for that period but I assure you I would not be excited about doing it again.  I am now more determined than ever to proceed to full maturity as a Son and fulfill all that I am called to be.  Don’t be discouraged but join me on the path called “The Way” and together we will destroy the works of the devil.

Man’s Foolishness

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Jeremiah recorded by THE SPIRIT in chapter 10:

23   O Lord, I know that the path of [life of] a man is not in himself;

It is not within [the limited ability of] man [even one at his best] to choose and direct his steps [in life].  AMPL

We all have notable limitations in our lives as is expressed in the passage above thus who among us should we follow?  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Colossians chapter 1:

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written:

​​​“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

​​And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

​20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;

23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,

24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Are you seeking signs to direct your ways?  Are you seeking man’s wisdom when making decisions?  They are but foolishness when compared to FATHER’S instruction.  HE has provided The Way for us to go so that we live our life to the fullest.

I once listened to a young woman spend forty-five minutes telling a group of us about her trip where she had seen a multitude of signs directing her way.  She spoke in great detail about each sign and its relevance to her.  Clearly, she fell into the category of the “Jews” who requested signs.  I was totally worn out by the end of her trip and I didn’t even go.  We must be led by THE SPIRIT and not rely on physical signs to guide us.

Why focus on the imperfect when FATHER provides the perfect and exact Truth?  “Self” always wants to overrule THE SPIRIT when given the opportunity and this is why we must die to self and live unto THE SPIRIT on a daily basis.

Peter encourages us by THE SPIRIT in 2nd Peter chapter 1:

1 Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

​To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:

​2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,

3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

FATHER’S Agape Love has provided to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.  What else could one ask for?  If we ask, it will be given; as we seek, we will find; as we knock, it will be opened to us.  Everything we need comes through the knowledge of Our Heavenly Father.

Our society is in desperate need of this knowledge but their eyes are blinded because they follow the god of this world.  As we walk in the light and speak forth HIS Word in our mouths, we will pierce the darkness that prevails in the world.  If we will make The Word first priority in our life, we will experience the fruitfulness associated with The Word.  It is up to each of us to be brutally honest concerning our walk.  Each of us will be accountable for our words and actions so let us watch over both.

HE has given us ALL things that pertain to life and Godliness.  HE has given us exceedingly great and precious promises.  Who on earth could claim to give us anything similar?  No one.  The wealthiest man on earth is subject to death and destruction and his wealth will not increase his days on earth.  Let us place our focus each day on being partakers of the Divine nature.

Our Daily Focus

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

James wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 4:

7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

We are called to be active on a daily basis.  Each and every day, the world tries to impart its “socially acceptable” perverse values into our hearts and steer us away from the purity of FATHER’S Word.  Perversion has infiltrated the various forms of media and tries to affect our minds by constant exposure to their agenda.  We must protect our hearts and minds from such impurity by studying, dwelling, and meditating on The Word daily.  I know that it can be challenging at times when the demands seem to overwhelm us.

What is one way we can draw nearer to FATHER while performing our daily tasks?  By praying in THE SPIRIT when opportunities arise throughout the day, we will draw nearer to FATHER.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 14:

1 Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

Within this instruction, Paul clearly illustrates the importance of speaking in tongues:  we are speaking to FATHER in the spirit.  Paul also writes:

18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all

Paul understood the value of speaking in tongues as he wrote by THE SPIRIT most of the epistles in the New Testament.  Didn’t FATHER reveal many mysteries to us through Paul’s writings?

We are urged to desire “to prophesy” in verse one in the above passage.  To prophesy means to utter forth, declare, a thing which can only be known by Divine revelation.  As I spend more time praying in THE SPIRIT, I am preparing myself to speak forth Divine revelation spoken to me by FATHER.  When I pray in THE SPIRIT, I only speak pure Words which are effectively cleansing my heart while speaking to FATHER.

There are those who seek to prophesy with the wrong intent.  They seek to inflate their status among the brethren and ultimately are revealed as false prophets.  We must be careful when listening or reading “prophecies” by such individuals.  We must be sensitive to The Holy Spirit when we hear such “prophecies”.  I have heard countless prophecies concerning the Book of Revelations which have not come to pass yet people forget those false prophecies and continue to support the false prophets and their latest prophecies.

If a prophecy turns out to be false, it must have its origins in “self” and the devil promotes men walking in “selfish” ways.  We are to resist the devil and give no time or resource to anything sourced from the devil.

A prediction is a forecast, a statement about the future. It’s a guess, sometimes based on facts or evidence, but not always.  I suggest that many who claim to prophesy are actually predicting the future based on their conclusions of the evidence at hand.  They often look at past timelines to predict future events.  However, they are operating with imperfect knowledge. 

Where does perfect knowledge come from?  Only Our Heavenly Father has perfect knowledge in all aspects thus HE is the Author of Divine revelation and prophecy.  This is why we should draw near to FATHER rather than place our complete confidence in those who claim to precisely prophesy yet their past record of success is dismal at best.  FATHER needs no excuses when HE reveals future events to us.

False prophecies tend to cause us to become double-minded because they draw us away from the pure Word and redirect our focus to world events and time frames mentioned in the false prophecy.  We become fascinated with world news hoping that the prophecy comes to pass.  Why not be focused on what FATHER is speaking to us today and let HIM decide our focus?  This daily relationship promotes peace in our hearts and we don’t need to worry about what the world is predicting with their imperfect knowledge.

The Best Of Times

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 5:

1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.

2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.

3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

You only have to look around and see the death and destruction inherent in those who do not Love and follow Our Lord Jesus Christ.  Those who have greed as their god spend their waking hours pursuing money and power at the expense of anyone who gets in their way.  Others’ selfishness ends up hurting the very people who seek their wellbeing.  Without unconditional Love, there is no viable future.  Love overcomes the world of sin and lawlessness because our faith trusts in FATHER’S Divine intervention.

I recently posted a prophetess’ word concerning America’s impending judgment.  FATHER has been longsuffering with the U.S. and its decline toward an immoral and destructive state, especially in the area of abortion.  Everyone focuses on unwanted pregnancy and women’s rights to their own body.  How come no one focuses on abstinence before marriage?  The lust between an unmarried man and woman is now a foregone conclusion and it is as though they think FATHER is unaware of their fornication in the first place.

Do you think FATHER is unaware of the shenanigans in the financial markets by lawless financial institutions who steal from you and me by their financial engineering?  Do you think FATHER is unaware of the graft and corruption known as “the swamp” in Washington D.C.?  Do you think the “financial elite” will not receive judgment for their manipulation of governments around the world?

The remnant of THE LORD has been being prepared for the time of judgment when the harvest of the wheat is at hand.  The tares will be plucked up, removed, and burned.  This judgment will come by HIS fiery Word spoken by the mature Sons and Daughters.  It will be done in dramatic corrective Agape Love.

How did Jesus react to misuse and abuse of something FATHER ordained?  Matthew wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 21:

12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.

13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”

14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.

The moneychangers suffered judgment yet the blind and lame received grace and mercy and were healed… without a dove.  There were those who were lawful among those who were lawless.  The lawless suffered loss while the lawful received restoration.

We need to be of good courage and continue in HIS Word so that we are prepared no matter what form of judgment comes forth in the world.  We must keep our lamps trimmed and consciously be led by The Holy Spirit in preparation for the Groom’s arrival.  For the lawless it will be the worst of times, but for those who walk in Agape Love, it will be the best of times.

Your Are Of Great Value

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Each of us is of great value to Our Heavenly Father.  FATHER gave HIS Son of indescribable value for us individually because of HIS Love.  How can we establish a finite value on our existence when considering this Truth?

If we were of no value, there would have been no need for Jesus’ sacrifice nor would we need the Scripture to direct our paths.  We must not forget this reality and we should embrace the Truths which describe and encourage us to walk according to FATHER’S Love plan.

We should value others in the same manner FATHER values us for they are HIS workmanship as well.  Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 6:

27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.

And:

35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.

36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

Would you expect FATHER to treat HIS creation any differently?  HE gives us every opportunity to accept HIS Love.  HE has given us the choice to accept The Way or walk according to our own lusts but we must accept the results of our choice.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 5:

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

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,

45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

If we Love our neighbor and Love our enemies then who have been excluded?  No one.  If we are to Love, then we are meant to be Loved thus we all are of great value to FATHER.  Do not get down on yourself and think you are not Loved.  Our Heavenly Father Love you and the mature Sons and Daughters Love you as well.  You are not alone!  Those who don’t Love you are walking in the darkness of their ways.