Archive for September, 2019

Being Oppressed

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

In Acts chapter 10, Peter spoke by THE SPIRIT:

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.

35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all—

37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Being oppressed means to exercise harsh control over one, to use one’s power against one.  The devil will use the anything we allow to keep us in bondage.  There is power in our tongue and if we are constantly declaring whatever is contrary to The Word, we have given the devil power to operate in our life.  The devil is a harsh taskmaster to say the least.

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 2:

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

Lust and pride will keep us in bondage to the devil.  Pride trusts in its own power and resources and shamefully despises and violates Divine Laws and human rights.  It trusts in the stability of earthly things.  If you live long enough, you will see the fallacy of worldly stability.  Your world can get shattered without notice!

Jesus exposed flesh and pride with the Truth.  The religious leaders who were well versed in the Old Testament Laws were among the worst to walk in lust and pride.  Their traditions promoted their worldliness.  They could not see the need to change and it is not much different today.

People develop a bias to their current level of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom which they use to judge others.  They judge themselves by their intentions but judge everyone else by their actions.  Our fruit reveals what is in our heart so we should look at our own fruit.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 3:

11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,

13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.

15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

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

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

Is my fruit wood, hay, and/or straw or does it consist of gold, silver, and precious stones?  Is my fruit everlasting or of a worldly, temporary nature?  My foundation must be Jesus Christ, not anyone else.  This is why I consistently implore you to keep your focus on Jesus Christ and His Words.  We must not allow ourselves to lose our passion for Christ and become diluted by the world’s rhetoric and reasoning.  Let us no longer be oppressed by the devil.

A Time To Change

Friday, September 20th, 2019

From Our Beloved Brother Alan:

A Time To Change

I have been given, as a free gift, the Holy Spirit of Truth in Love, to empower me to manifest a Holy Spirit quality of Life.  And so have you.  I have been given the Holy Spirit of Truth in Love to empower me to Live, and give Life to others.  And so have you.  This world system is filled with negatives and degradations.  It is neither condemnation, nor judgmental, to acknowledge and recognize those things in my habitual lifestyle that are destructive and detrimental to my life, and my ability to give life to others.  I will reap what I sow; that is unavoidable.  If I sow destruction and decay, that is what will manifest.  If I sow Love and Life, that is what will manifest.    At this moment, I ask my Holy Spirit Father to emblaze that reality into my heart and mind, now and forever more.    Father, empower me to be the Change this world longs for, beginning with me.    Amen and Amen!   

Mysteries From Above

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 2:

6 Yet when we are among the full-grown (spiritually mature Christians who are ripe in understanding), we do impart a higher wisdom (the knowledge of the divine plan previously hidden); but it is indeed not a wisdom of this present age or of this world nor of the leaders and rulers of this age, who are being brought to nothing and are doomed to pass away.

Paul clearly states there are two levels of wisdom: the wisdom of the world and the Wisdom from Above.  The world’s wisdom is doomed to failure and will pass away.  Those with eyes to see frequently observe this reality as mankind is constantly attempting to deal with their unsolvable problems without success. 

7 But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden from the human understanding and now revealed to us by God—that wisdom which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification- to lift us into the glory of His presence.

FATHER does not hide HIS Wisdom from HIS mature Sons and Daughters.  HE is willing to reveal certain mysteries as we are able to properly administer HIS Wisdom in our daily affairs.  HIS Wisdom is outlandish to those who cannot grasp HIS Divine Intent of Love for they cannot see the outcome in the spirit.  They have little or no faith in FATHER’S ability to bring forth HIS Word in their lives.  Consequently, they cannot walk in complete peace.

8 None of the rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this, for if they had, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.

Some of the smartest and well-educated men could not perceive, recognize, or understand who was standing before them.  This ought to comfort us in that we are not required to have a PhD in Theology to be led by THE SPIRIT and be used mightily by FATHER.  The smartest guys around killed the SON of GOD.  As Paul stated in chapter 3:

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”;

20 and again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.”

As we grasp this Truth, our walk becomes more peaceful.  We are no longer moved by smooth talking individuals who will try to steer us off the path of our calling.

9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, all that God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who (Agape) love Him who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed.  AMPL

FATHER has withheld certain mysteries from all of mankind.  The one qualification to receive those mysteries is to walk in the revelation of Agape Love.  Paul understood this first hand for he was well educated and trained by the finest instructor yet he had been blinded by the world’s wisdom until Jesus revealed Himself to Paul on the road to Damascus.

We should expect FATHER to reveal those mysteries which have been reserved for this particular time in history.  HE is more than willing to show HIS mature Sons and Daughters these specific mysteries for they will not misuse what has been revealed to them.  They will not “package them up” and sell revelation as some have attempted to do in the past.  These mysteries will assist us as we fulfill our individual callings and bless those around us.

FATHER, OPEN OUR EYES

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

FATHER will open our eyes to see in the spirit realm if we ask.  I have seen glimpses in the past but not in a consistent manner.  We have an angel who is a frequent visitor at our home and we have seen many glimpses of him.  Our grandson who at the age of five, had an early morning encounter with him when our grandson was spending the night at our house.  My wife had seen his backside before the encounter so she knew what the angel was wearing.  Neither of us had told anyone of these glimpses.  At the breakfast table, our grandson told us of the encounter and described him with the same apparel as she had seen.  The angel talked with our grandson “without moving his mouth”.  This was an independent confirmation to us at the time.

It is written by THE SPIRIT in 2 Kings chapter 6:

15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

FATHER was not reluctant to open eyes or close eyes according to the situation.  Do you think Elisha would have asked that his servant’s eyes be opened in he had not himself been able to see in the spirit realm?  Remember that Elisha saw Elijah depart toward Heaven.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 1:

15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your (Agape) love for all the saints,

16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,

21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Paul prayed that those who walk in Agape Love and faith would have the eyes of their hearts, the very center and core of their being, be enlightened and flooded with light by the Holy Spirit.  When this occurs, it allows us to see beyond the temporary nature of the world.  As a result, we are able to minister in a much greater way.  Let us not restrict our calling by limiting our willingness to utilize any and all resources FATHER discloses in HIS Word.

No Excuses

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 2:

1 Therefore you have no excuse or justification, everyone of you who

[hypocritically]

judges and condemns others; for in passing judgment on another person, you condemn yourself, because you who judge [from a position of arrogance or self-righteousness] are habitually practicing the very same things

[which you denounce]

. 2 And we know that the judgment of God falls justly and in accordance with truth on those who practice such things.

3 But do you think this, O man, when you judge and condemn those who practice such things, and yet do the same yourself, that you will escape God’s judgment and elude His verdict?

The above passage bring to light a trap that many people fall in- judging others by their actions but judging ourselves by our intent… without regard to our own actions.  We must not allow ourselves to fall into this trap.  As we receive and walk in the revelation of Agape Love, we will no longer be tempted to judge others but we will trust in and rely on FATHER’S process of judgment.  Paul continues:

4 Or do you have no regard for the wealth of His kindness and tolerance and patience [in withholding His wrath]? Are you [actually] unaware or ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness leads you to repentance [that is, to change your inner self, your old way of thinking—seek His purpose for your life]?

5 But because of your callous stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are

[deliberately]

storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

6 He will pay back to each person according to his deeds [justly, as his deeds deserve]:

7 to those who by persistence in doing good seek [unseen but certain heavenly] glory, honor, and immortality, [He will give the gift of] eternal life.

8 But for those who are selfishly ambitious and self-seeking and disobedient to the truth but responsive to wickedness, [there will be] wrath and indignation.

I have plenty to focus on in my own life without spending time on others who have been lawless and unrepentant in their walk.  Ultimately, FATHER will expose their sins to them which will bring forth a decision to repent.  If they fail to repent, they will receive the full impact of HIS judgment on their lives… even unto death.  I have seen this occur several times in recent years.  Does anybody really want to store up wrath from FATHER?

We have been given the solution to our own lawlessness: repent, then persist in doing good.  Each of us must be brutally honest and assess whether we are self-seeking or dying to self.  Dying to self and being led by THE SPIRIT is the simplest way to avoid FATHER’S righteous judgment.

9 There will be tribulation and anguish [torturing confinement] for every human soul who does [or permits] evil, to the Jew first and also to the Greek,

10 but glory and honor and inner peace [will be given] to everyone who habitually does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

11 For God shows no partiality [no arbitrary favoritism; with Him one person is not more important than another].  AMPL

We are not to remain passive and silent when we see others doing evil.  Love does not stand idly by while a brother or sister has clearly pursued a path which leads toward death and destruction.  We are not to be a part of condemnation but rather allow the Word to convict the person of their sins.  Condemnation sends a person downward whereas conviction is meant to raise up a person to a higher spiritual state.

We are to walk in Love and allow the Word to do whatever sifting is required in order to purify the heart by removing those impurities causing blindness.  Many of us have suffered at the hands of the lawless but we must not take matters in our own hands.  Let FATHER do the judging.  HE will make the proper assessment and do the correcting without any assistance from the “created”.

The Futility Surrounding Us

Monday, September 16th, 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,

Men have no excuse. There will be wrath and judgment to come forth due to the ungodliness and unrighteousness being promoted around the globe.  Ungodly men and women are attempting to suppress the Truth and lead the masses into death and destruction.  However, the remnant will not allow the Truth and righteousness to be extinguished but will continue to shine the light on darkness.

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.

The futility of men’s thoughts is so obvious to those who walk in the light.  Two men cannot create life neither can two women bring forth life.  There are still only two genders- male and female, and FATHER will not allow any redefinition of this Truth which is observable by any unbiased scientist who simply looks into a microscope.  What foolishness!  What deceit!

You can only suppress the Truth for so long until FATHER’S wrath and judgment comes forth and then people will finally come to their senses when their world is turned upside down.

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

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.

Lust of the flesh is now influencing many of the television shows and movies being created by Hollywood.  Those in authority are promoting vile passions as though it is normal to walk according to such uncleanness.  Do you really think there will be no consequences for this behavior?  Is it worth the temporary nature of lust to suffer destruction?  There will be a penalty to pay for such behavior.  What will be the penalty?  FATHER will make that decision thus we do not need to concern ourselves with the magnitude or intensity of HIS judgment other than to be prepared for its eventual manifestation.

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.

The above is not my opinion but it is the WORD of GOD which I fully submit to in my walk, talk, and existence.  I have no personal opinion for I do not have the wisdom or understanding apart from that which comes from Above.  I didn’t create life, the planets, the stars, mankind, animals, or plants.  The Creator has the right to impart judgment on HIS creation in whatever manner HE deems appropriate.  Those of us who acknowledge our obvious limitations defer to the Wisdom from Above.  It is a “self-evident” truth to follow the directives of Our Heavenly Father Who promises us long life and deliverance from evil.

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.  Making excuses is not an acceptable defense for the coming judgment.  You and I must not allow deceit to come from our mouths and/or actions.  Let us be a light to those around us… they are going to need that light sooner than later.

Swift And Complete Obedience

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

In recent posts, I have included several videos.  These videos are meant to minister to you by providing certain aspects of revelation.  Are the speakers perfect?  No more than you and I are perfect at this time.  However, we should glean what FATHER wants to show us and not allow ourselves to focus on any imperfections of the “messenger”.  I look to The Holy Spirit to point out what I need when listening to anyone teaching or preaching the Gospel.

Our Beloved Sister Marion sent this video to my wife.  I watched it and was blessed by the many confirmations of what FATHER is doing today:

The Just

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

In light of the recent hurricane devastation of Abaco (Habakkuk) Island,

My Beloved Brother Alan shares his understanding of passages found in Habakkuk:

NKJ Habakkuk 2:3 “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” 

This ‘prophecy’ is not referring to a ‘future’ time, at least not a future chronological time on a calendar; not for Habakkuk, and not for any of us.  This is referring to a time when the ‘prophet’ in you and me has matured to the point of being able to ‘see’ God, as Yashua was referring to ‘seeing God’, and being able to understand what is going on around us as Our Father sees what is going on around us, and then reveals to us His Understanding.  This book is about spiritually maturing to the point that you see Father as only The Son can see His Father.

My translation of Habakkuk 2:3-4;

“For the soul, which is puffed up with pride, is not righteous within.  But the Righteous Son will Live by saying “Amen” to what Father reveals to him; literally, he will Live the Life of His Father, and do so by faith”.  Life, and/or Living, is a quality of existence in relationship to Him Who Is Life; Our Father!  Yashua declared to us, “Herein is Life; that I know God (as Father), and Christ whom Father has given to me as a gift”.   my paraphrase, of course.-

This particular passage is quoted multiple times in the New Testament.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 1:

17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed in a way that awakens more faith]. As it is written and forever remains written, “The just and upright shall live by faith.”

In chapter 3:

22 This righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus Christ for all those [Jew or Gentile] who believe [and trust in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s Son]. There is no distinction.

And in Galatians chapter 3:

11 Now it is clear that no one is justified [that is, declared free of the guilt of sin and its penalty, and placed in right standing] before God by the Law, for “The righteous (the just, the upright) shall live by faith.”

It is written in Hebrews chapter 10 by THE SPIRIT:

35 Do not, therefore, fling away your [fearless] confidence, for it has a glorious and great reward.

36 For you have need of patient endurance [to bear up under difficult circumstances without compromising], so that when you have carried out the will of God, you may receive and enjoy to the full what is promised.

37 For yet in a very little while,

He who is coming will come, and will not delay.

38 But My righteous one [the one justified by faith] shall live by faith [respecting man’s relationship to God and trusting Him];

And if he draws back [shrinking in fear], My soul has no delight in him.

39 But our way is not that of those who shrink back to destruction, but [we are] of those who believe [relying on God through faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by this confident faith preserve the soul.

No matter what catastrophes occur around us, let us not “shrink back” to destruction and be moved by the chaos.  We must not allow our faith to waver as we persevere in whatever afflictions occur.  Our faith is perfected through Our Lord Jesus Christ thus we should never allow His preeminence in our life to be shaken by the events occurring in the world.

As we come into full maturity and are “able to understand what is going on around us as Our Father sees”, there will be much spiritual resistance.  Our faith will be tested and anything that can be shaken will be removed.  Any works apart from FATHER’S plan will be burned up as wood, stay, and stubble.  The final sifting requires the greatest focus and intensity.

Three Kingdoms

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 15:

39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.

40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.

41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.

Zoology, the study of animals, teaches students that man is within a classification of the animal kingdom.  Wrong!  Man is a higher level of flesh as Paul states in the above passage.  I have a minor in Zoology and in order to pass, I had to regurgitate what was acceptable according to the scientific community for they were promoting evolution rather than creationism.  Mankind has totally different characteristics from the animal kingdom and rules over the animal kingdom.

Man’s logic and reasoning are always attempting to categorize by observation and assumption.  However, they cannot come to proper conclusions without understanding the spiritual.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.

43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.

47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.

48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.

49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.

Science has no accounting of a spiritual body thus it omits any consideration that man has a spirit.  This allows the world to convince people to take actions without regard to the “spiritual consequences” of their actions.  Abortion is one area where science attempts to dumb down the population by promoting a lower level of existence.  They would have us believe we are simply part of the animal kingdom.

If we were truly of the animal kingdom, we would not have the capacity to change from a lawless state to a lawful state.  We would not have the capacity to Love and receive Love.  We would not have the capacity to create cities, computer technology, and the various forms of advanced communication.  Isn’t it amazing how mankind can be swayed by their own logic and reasoning to disregard what is self-evident!

FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love is at the highest level of Spiritual awareness.  It is the epitome of the incorruptible and as we gain the revelation of Love, we will be fully led by THE SPIRIT and we will see the fallacies of the world’s logic and reasoning.  We will see the unadulterated Truth and appreciate FATHER’S Word to a much greater degree.  Agape Love is reserved for mankind, not the animal or plant kingdoms.  We are meant to rule over those kingdoms (Genesis 1:26).

Benny Hinn Repents

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

I earlier posted “A Dream of the Eagles” and then found out what has been occurring this week in the “church”: There is a shaking going on.

Benny Hinn Renounces the “Prosperity Gospel” and Mike Murdock challenges him with his own comments supporting the “Prosperity Gospel”:

A couple of days later, he explains his repentance in the following interview.

Be sure to listen to the Q & A session at the end: