Archive for November, 2019

Consistently Being Led By THE SPIRIT

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 2:

2 My brothers and sisters, when I first came to proclaim to you the secrets of God, I refused to come as an expert, trying to impress you with my eloquent speech and lofty wisdom. 2 For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah. 3 I stood before you feeling inadequate, filled with reverence for God, and trembling under the sense of the importance of my words. 4 The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit. 5 For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in his almighty power.

We too should be consumed with the one topic of Jesus Christ.  It was by FATHER’S resurrection power that our future is assured.  I have no interest in persuasive arguments to compel you to take the path known as The Way.  Those who seek to be fully led by The Holy Spirit will be drawn to this straight and narrow path.

I have veered off the path at various times in my past because of being deceived by those whom I looked up to but The Holy Spirit graciously set me back on the right path.  Once I realized the fruit in my life had dried up, I repented and reassessed where I went wrong.  I removed myself from those environments which were causing me to walk in error.

6 However, there is a wisdom that we continually speak of when we are among the spiritually mature. It’s wisdom that didn’t originate in this present age, nor did it come from the rulers of this age who are in the process of being dethroned. 7 Instead, we continually speak of this wonderful wisdom that comes from God, hidden before now in a mystery. It is his secret plan, destined before the ages, to bring us into glory. 8 None of the rulers of this present world order understood it, for if they had, they never would have crucified the Lord of shining glory. 9 This is why the Scriptures say:

Things never discovered or heard of before,

    things beyond our ability to imagine—

    these are the many things God has in store

    for all his lovers.

Men will try to justify their thoughts and actions by reasoning in their minds.  They will build ministries and solicit followers based on their understanding, independent of The Holy Spirit.  The focus will be on their actions rather than Our Lord Jesus Christ.  How do we protect ourselves from their logic and reasoning which sounds good but has not fruit?  We must be led by The Holy Spirit in all matters.  Don’t expect this to occur overnight but only by fully committing to this priority of being led by The Holy Spirit on a daily basis.

10 But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit. Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things. 11 After all, who can really see into a person’s heart and know his hidden impulses except for that person’s spirit? So it is with God. His thoughts and secrets are only fully understood by his Spirit, the Spirit of God.

12 For we did not receive the spirit of this world system but the Spirit of God, so that we might come to understand and experience all that grace has lavished upon us. 13 And we articulate these realities with the words imparted to us by the Spirit and not with the words taught by human wisdom. We join together Spirit-revealed truths with Spirit-revealed words.

14 Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit. 15 Those who live in the Spirit are able to carefully evaluate all things, and they are subject to the scrutiny of no one but God.

Our spirit man has the capacity to hear FATHER and discern every aspect of what we hear from others.  We must not be moved by convincing arguments of man’s reasoning.  The Holy Spirit will instruct us from the standpoint of the pure, absolute Truth which is only found in Heaven.

Should we be critical of those who are speaking out of their soul?  No, we should Love them and pray for their understanding to be enlightened.  However, we must be followers of Christ and not be drawn away by those who exalt anyone else including ourselves.

Paul said emphatically “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God”.  The Holy Spirit will not be deemphasized by The Sons or Daughters but will have a moment by moment relationship which will keep us on the right path, no matter what man’s logic or reasoning would otherwise suggest.

Fear Of The LORD

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

When we do not have a reverent Fear of THE LORD, it is because we are lacking.  The Holy Spirit recorded in Psalm 111:

10 ​​The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

​​A good understanding have all those who do His commandments.

​​His praise endures forever.

We don’t know when we are lukewarm in this area but FATHER will reveal our lukewarm state as we ascend to a higher state of Spiritual maturity just as HE revealed the true state of Isaiah in chapter 6 of yesterday’s blog.  The Holy Spirit recorded in Acts chapter 9:

31 After this, the church all over Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a season of peace. The congregations grew larger and larger, with the believers being empowered and encouraged by the Holy Spirit. They worshiped God in wonder and awe, and walked in the fear of the Lord.

How does the Kingdom come and congregations grow larger?  They were empowered and encouraged by The Holy Spirit. By praying In The Holy Spirit, our empowerment and encouragement will manifest in an increasing manner and we will walk in the reverent Fear of THE LORD as well.  All aspects of “self” will be sifted and removed from our midst and there will no longer be any darkness of blindness and deafness to be found among us.

It is recorded by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 5:

1 Now, a man named Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, likewise sold their farm. 2 they conspired to secretly keep back for themselves a portion of the proceeds. So when Ananias brought the money to the apostles, it was only a portion of the entire sale. 3 God revealed their secret to Peter, so he said to him, “Ananias, why did you let Satan fill your heart and make you think you could lie to the Holy Spirit? You only pretended to give it all, yet you hid back part of the proceeds from the sale of your property to keep for yourselves. 4 Before you sold it, wasn’t it yours to sell or to keep? And after you sold it, wasn’t the money entirely at your disposal? How could you plot such a thing in your heart? You haven’t lied to people; you’ve lied to God!”

5 The moment Ananias heard those words, he fell over dead. Everyone was terrified when they heard what had happened. 6 Some young men came in and removed the body and buried him.

7 Three hours later, his wife came into the room, with no clue what had happened to her husband.

8 Peter said to her, “Tell me, were the two of you paid this amount for the sale of your land?”

Sapphira said, “Yes, that’s how much it was.”

9 Peter told her, “Why have you agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? I hear the footsteps of those who buried your husband at the door—they’re coming here to bury you too!” 10 At that moment she dropped dead at Peter’s feet.

When the young men came in, she was already dead, so they carried her out and buried her next to her husband. 11 The entire church was seized with a powerful sense of the fear of God, which came over all who heard what had happened.

This is serious.  We need the revelation of THE FEAR OF THE LORD.  Nothing is hidden that won’t be revealed.  We all need correction and The Holy Spirit is to teach us and bring us into all Truth.  We can receive correction the easy way or the hard way, it is our choice.  By the way, in verse 1, the Aramaic can be translated “Ananias, together with his wife, who was famous for her beauty.” The Aramaic name Shapeera means “beauty.”

Your physical qualities do not make invulnerable to the judgments of FATHER.  Some people think that their mental prowess or superior physical qualities give them the right to exalt themselves above others.  Ananias and Sapphira found this out the hard way.  Let us be sensitive to the Truth.  If deemed necessary, FATHER could remove us from this earth in less than a nanosecond (one billionth of a second).

Let us not casually pray in THE SPIRIT but let us reverently enter in with passion for what FATHER wants to show us today.

Removing Error

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

The Holy Spirit is always right.  If things are not going well then it is clear we need to change.  FATHER intends for us to enjoy the journey, not just the final destination.  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 12:

12 Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.

2 Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.  TPT

Can the reality of this passage be made any plainer?  If I am experiencing something other than peace in my heart, the issue is me, not FATHER.  I am missing something and need to address it.  I am experiencing error in some form and need a revelation concerning my situation.  “I don’t know what I don’t know” or in other words, perfect deception is when the person has no idea they are being deceived in some area of their life.  That person needs something revealed by The Holy Spirit in order to make a course correction or simply change to proceed forward in being led by The Holy Spirit.  Your spiritual expansion will manifest to the physical which will delight FATHER.  After all, HE is a Loving FATHER to each of us.  It is all about relationship and responding to FATHER’S Divine Intent specific to your and my calling.

Are you being “body” ruled or “mind” ruled?  We need to be ruled by The Holy Spirit Who speaks solely by the Divine Intent of FATHER which is Agape Love.  This Love produces life, promotes Love, and abundance to catapult us into our individual purpose here on earth.  This purpose was determined by FATHER when HE first thought of you and me prior to forming us in the womb.  The Holy Spirit will provide us daily instruction to move us toward the fulfillment of FATHER’S specific plan for us.

When we submit to The Holy Spirit, He takes us to a higher perspective and we can see to a much greater degree.  Manipulation by others will no longer impact us and cause us to act on or embrace their path of error.  We are to Love them but not follow them.  They may be promoting a “system” which is what the world wants to live by.   We call it the Babylonian system.

It is recorded by The Holy Spirit in Isaiah chapter 6:

6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I clearly saw the Lord.  He was seated on his exalted throne, towering high above me. His long, flowing robe of splendor spread throughout the templet. 2 Standing above him were the angels of flaming fire, each with six wings: with two wings they covered their faces in reverence, with two wings they covered their feet, and with two wings they flew. 3 And one called out to another, saying:

    “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God,

    Commander of Angel Armies!

    The whole earth is filled with his glory!”

4 The thunderous voice of the fiery angels caused the foundations of the thresholds to tremble as the cloud of glory filled the temple!

5 Then I stammered and said, “Woe is me! I’m destroyed—doomed as a sinful man! For my words are tainted and I live among people who talk the same way. King Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies! My eyes have gazed upon him!”

6 Then out of the smoke, one of the angels of fire flew to me. He had in his hands a burning coal he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7 He touched my lips with it and said, “See? The burning coal from the altar has touched your lips. Your guilt is taken away; your sin is blotted out.”

8 Then I heard the Lord saying, “Whom should I send to my people? Who will go to represent us?”

I spoke up and said, “I will be the one. Send me.”

9 Then he said, “Go and tell the people:

    ‘You keep listening but understand nothing.

    You keep watching but learn nothing.’

An impartation by The Holy Spirit bypasses your mind.  Isaiah did not realize “what he didn’t know” until the coal from the altar was placed on his lips.  The Holy Spirit will reveal your error as well so that you can mature without being impeded in any fashion.  As we move closer to Holiness, we will be sifted and the remaining dross will be exposed just as it was with Isaiah.  He was lukewarm and didn’t know it.  However, FATHER corrected his limited knowledge which allowed Isaiah to move onward and upward in his calling.  FATHER will do the same for you and me.


Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Healing is correcting back to the original Divine Intent established by FATHER. 

Every time we engage FATHER, it should be a visitation or encounter.  There are no limitations in THE SPIRIT.

Your faith is a snapshot of your future.  Your mind, will, and emotions are meant to line up with your spirit.  We must not allow our mind, will, and/or emotions attempt to manipulate our spirit.  When FATHER imparts revelation by The Holy Spirit to us, our faith increases and strengthens our spirit.  HIS Word goes forth into the earth and begins manifesting our future.

We must focus on the goodness of FATHER, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit.  There is no difference when Jesus healed the woman with the issue of blood than now.  It was not a story but instead it IS a reality meant to express His goodness toward us today.  His Words are as effective today as they were when He expressed them two thousand years ago for they have lost not one iota of power.  The Spiritual is not affected by the natural laws related to decline or loss.

Now is the time for impartation, not simply an increase of knowledge.  As we move toward the fullness of walking and being led by The Holy Spirit, the angels are being dispatched to support the impartation of FATHER’S Word in our individual lives.  As I pray in THE SPIRIT, FATHER is bringing HIS Word to me and my surroundings, energizing my faith, and causing the physical to respond accordingly.

If we act based on our intellect and reasoning but without the directive of The Holy Spirit, we are missing it.  “Self” has taken over and we might be attempting to impress others with our vast knowledge and exalt ourselves in their eyes, but we have not changed anything.  This is where manipulation operates in its most subtle form.  These are clouds without rain.  They look good but have no true impact to change the environment and they are temporary in nature.  They take your focus away from being led by The Holy Spirit and this is exactly what the enemy will use to keep you ineffective.

Impartation has nothing to do with your knowledge or those who are attempting to impress you with their knowledge.  Recently, FATHER spoke to me in a dream to deal with a specific demon and gave me his name.  I had never heard the name before and had difficulty even pronouncing it.  When I arose, I spoke to the demon and commanded it to depart according to FATHER’S Word.  Was it necessary to know the detailed history of the demon?  No!  Once I dealt with the demon, then there was no need to spend any further time or focus on that spiritual entity… it didn’t deserve it.  When Jesus cast out the demons whose leader was Legion, He didn’t go down to the ocean and provide us a dissertation of each demon He cast out.  He went on about His business.  We should do the same and not build a doctrine of “demonology” designed to impress others.  We simply need to focus on what THE SPIRIT is saying to us each day.  What I write to you is because of that daily focus and I trust these writings are moving you to a more mature walk according to what The Holy Spirit is leading you toward in your own walk.  We are all in this together and we need not be a follower of men, but instead followers of Our Heavenly Father by HIS SPIRIT.

The prophetic is telling you what you need, then delivering it.  A false prophet will tickle your ears but will not deliver or manifest anything.  He may then come back and explain why no manifestation occurred by using some reference to some delay, pushing out in the future.  However, what FATHER speaks to us does not include a reference to “try” or “attempt”. 

We must be careful when we hear a “prophet” and discern by THE SPIRIT else we will end up in a ditch wondering how we got there.  I know, I have unexpectedly found myself in a few ditches.  Ugggh!  When my focus moved away from praying daily in The Holy Spirit, my soul was more than obliging to fill the void.  These writings are not meant to replace what FATHER is communicating to you, they are meant to urge, confirm, or enlighten you to a closer relationship with HIM.  All my writings are meant to exalt Our Lord Jesus Christ, be led by The Holy Spirit, and reveal the Agape Love of Our Heavenly Father toward us.  Please keep that in mind.  Now, listen to what Wisdom is saying 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.​

7 ​​Do not be wise in your own eyes;

​​Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

8 ​​It will be health to your flesh,

​​And strength to your bones.​

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.​

11 ​​My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,

​​Nor detest His correction;

12 ​​For whom the LORD loves He corrects,

​​Just as a father the son in whom he delights.​

13 ​​Happy is the man who finds wisdom,

​​And the man who gains understanding;

14 ​​For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver,

​​And her gain than fine gold.

15 ​​She is more precious than rubies,

​​And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.

16 ​​Length of days is in her right hand,

​​In her left hand riches and honor.

17 ​​Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

​​And all her paths are peace.

18 ​​She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,

​​And happy are all who retain her.

This is the absolute Truth!

A Vessel Of Absolute Truth

Monday, November 11th, 2019

The words “try” and “attempt” do not exist in Heaven.  FATHER operates in absolute Truth and every Word HE speaks has the power and authority to bring itself to pass.

When we pray in The Holy Spirit, we bring forth this absolute Truth into the earthly realm without compromising it with the mind, will, or emotion.  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1Corinthians chapter 14:

13 So anyone who speaks in tongues should pray also for the ability to interpret what has been said.

14 For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying, but I don’t understand what I am saying.

15 Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit,[fn] and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.

16 For if you praise God only in the spirit, how can those who don’t understand you praise God along with you? How can they join you in giving thanks when they don’t understand what you are saying?

17 You will be giving thanks very well, but it won’t strengthen the people who hear you.

18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than any of you.

FATHER has no issue with you receiving the interpretation of what is being brought forth in your prayer.  Be assured that this prayer is relevant to the here and now.  This connection to Heaven is one way to bring Heaven to earth and change people’s lives you encounter.  The demons tremble and disperse when a person who is given over to be fully led by The Holy Spirit enters a region where there has been no resistance.

Do not be surprised if FATHER exposes a demon to you in a dream or vision.  This revelation comes with power and authority to cancel the demon’s mission and cast the demon away from your midst.  In some cases, you will be given the name of this spiritual entity.  As you trust in The Word above all else, you will be used in a greater manner.

Paul understood the importance of speaking in tongues and he received much revelation as he wrote the epistles by The Holy Spirit.   Let us not downplay the importance of this critical connection given and sent to us by Our Lord Jesus Christ.  If it were not critically important, Jesus would not have sent The Holy Spirit to continue the ministry.

It is written by Jude by The Holy Spirit:

20 But you, my delightfully loved friends, constantly and progressively build yourselves up on the foundation of your most holy faith by praying every moment in the Spirit.

21 Fasten your hearts to the love of God and receive the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who gives us eternal life.

How can I show my Love for FATHER more so than praying in The Holy Spirit?  By my focus, priority, and submission to praying in this manner, I affirm the purity of Love to HIM.  HIS Words through me are more important than any word I can speak independent of HIM.  Absolute Truth from Heaven will expose and change the circumstances in the physical.  Jesus showed us this Truth in His earthly ministry.

The Absolute Truth

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Before you pray to FATHER today, read and speak forth the following, and embrace its absolute Truth which is recorded in Psalm 139:

1 Lord, you know everything there is to know about me.

2 You perceive every movement of my heart and soul,

and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind.

3–4 You are so intimately aware of me, Lord.

You read my heart like an open book

and you know all the words I’m about to speak

before I even start a sentence!

You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.

5 You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way,

and in kindness you follow behind me

to spare me from the harm of my past.

With your hand of love upon my life,

you impart a blessing to me.

6 This is just too wonderful, deep, and incomprehensible!

Your understanding of me brings me wonder and strength.

7 Where could I go from your Spirit?

Where could I run and hide from your face?

8 If I go up to heaven, you’re there!

If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too!

9 If I fly with wings into the shining dawn, you’re there!

If I fly into the radiant sunset, you’re there waiting!

10 Wherever I go, your hand will guide me;

your strength will empower me.

11 It’s impossible to disappear from you

or to ask the darkness to hide me,

for your presence is everywhere, bringing light into my night.

12 There is no such thing as darkness with you.

The night, to you, is as bright as the day;

there’s no difference between the two.

13 You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside

and my intricate outside,

and wove them all together in my mother’s womb.

14 I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex!

Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking.

It simply amazes me to think about it!

How thoroughly you know me, Lord!

15 You even formed every bone in my body

when you created me in the secret place,

carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing to something.

16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me!

Before I’d ever seen the light of day,

the number of days you planned for me

were already recorded in your book.

17–18 Every single moment you are thinking of me!

How precious and wonderful to consider

that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!

O God, your desires toward me are more

than the grains of sand on every shore!

When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.

19 O God, come and slay these bloodthirsty, murderous men!

For I cry out, “Depart from me, you wicked ones!”

20 See how they blaspheme your sacred name

and lift up themselves against you, but all in vain!

21 Lord, can’t you see how I despise those who despise you?

For I grieve when I see them rise up against you.

22 I have nothing but complete hatred and disgust for them.

Your enemies shall be my enemies!

23 God, I invite your searching gaze into my heart.

Examine me through and through;

find out everything that may be hidden within me.

Put me to the test and sift through all my anxious cares.

24 See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on,

and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways—

the path that brings me back to you.

Love And The Holy Spirit

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Let us read, dwell, meditate, understand, and fully embrace these passages.

In John chapter 15, Jesus spoke:

9 “I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts. 10 If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love. 11 My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness!

12 “So this is my command: Love each other deeply, as much as I have loved you. 13 For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends.

14 “You show that you are my intimate friends when you obey all that I command you. 15 I have never called you ‘servants,’ because a master doesn’t confide in his servants, and servants don’t always understand what the master is doing. But I call you my most intimate friends, for I reveal to you everything that I’ve heard from my Father. 16 You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen and commissioned you to go into the world to bear fruit. And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask of my Father, for my sake, HE will give it to you! 17 So this is my parting command: Love one another deeply!”

Paul wrote by THE  HOLY SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians, chapter 2:

10 But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit.  Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things. 11 After all, who can really see into a person’s heart and know his hidden impulses except for that person’s spirit? So it is with God. His thoughts and secrets are only fully understood by his Spirit, the Spirit of God.

12 For we did not receive the spirit of this world system but the Spirit of God, so that we might come to understand and experience all that grace has lavished upon us. 13 And we articulate these realities with the words imparted to us by the Spirit and not with the words taught by human wisdom. We join together Spirit-revealed truths with Spirit-revealed words. 14 Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit. 15 Those who live in the Spirit are able to carefully evaluate all things, and they are subject to the scrutiny of no one but God. 16 For

Who has ever intimately known the mind of the Lord Yahweh well enough to become his counselor?

Christ has, and we possess Christ’s perceptions.


Friday, November 8th, 2019

My friend Alan provided the following understanding about the Hebrew word which means “set apart”:

The Hebrew word ‘palah’, Strong’s H6395, is one of many popular words in the scriptures that come from the primary root ‘palal’  llp Strong’s H6419.  The primary root verb ‘palal’ is used to refer to the distinguishing characteristic that illustrates how an individual person, or situation, has been impacted or affected by being ‘acted upon’ or influenced by another; and usually the ‘other’ doing the ‘influencing’ is referring to spiritual influence that impacts the behavior or character of an individual, or situation.  The ‘characteristics’ can be positive, or they can be negative.  Words derived from this root ‘palal’ are also descriptive of how the ‘effected’ individual manifests the traits or characteristics that the ‘influence’ is imparting.  For example, consider Gen. 20:7, where this root is used in a compound word that gets translated as “…and he shall pray for thee;”

This root is used numerous times in referring to the distinguishing influence of ‘prayer’, and numerous times gets translated simply as ‘pray’, ‘prayed’, ‘intreat’, etc.

In 1Samuel 2:25 it gets used twice.  The first time it is translated as “…shall judge him:”, and the second time it is translated as “…shall intreat for him”?

Several times Jeremiah is told “…do not pray (palal) for this people”.  [Jer. 11:14]  So the verb palal is obviously referring to the effecting influence of prayer, or lack thereof,  and/or the one ‘prayed for’.

‘Palah’ (H6395) is a direct influence or result of the impact of ‘palal’.  It can be a good influence or result, or it can be a negative influence/result.  ‘palah’ is expressed well in Ex. 9:4 where it is translated as “…shall sever”; ie, will distinguish between.  In Ex. 11:7 it is translated as “…put a difference between”.  I hope that illustrates well.  And in Psalm 4:3 ‘palah’ is translated as “…has set apart”.  In Psalm 17:7 it is translated as ‘marvellous’ in describing the loving kindness of God.  And in Psalm 139:14 it is used twice; once translated as “‘wonderfully’ made”, and then as “…’marvelous’ are thy works;”

My favorite use of this verb concept is as ‘pala’, or alp, (H6382) which usually gets translated as ‘wonderful’, ‘wonders’, ‘marvellous’, etc.  The most important use of this word, in my opinion, is in Isaiah 9:6.  “…and His name(nature) shall be called Wonderful;”  I take this to be the description of the one we now recognize as the prophesied Messiah whose ‘nature/name’ is described as “Wonderful”, for He has completely submitted Himself to the Character/Nature of His Father.

The first place I can find this word ‘pala’ being used is in Gen. 18:14, where it is translated as “…too hard”; ie, “…is any thing (dabar-word) too wonderful that God cannot perform it”?  my translation.

To add to this mystery, however, it must be noted that this root verb ‘palal’ is also the word from which we get ‘nephilim’, or ‘naphal’; to fall from your intended potential.  Could it be that the ‘nephilim’, or fallen ones, are those that had ‘fallen’ from the potential that uniting with the Holy Spirit of Truth in Love can provide, and consequently are referred to also as ‘giants’?  Are they ‘fallen’ because by separating themselves from the influence/impact of Father’s Spirit, and in so doing, are manifesting the beastial carnality that ‘fallen adam’ is capable of?  Isaiah 14:12:  “How art thou fallen (naphal) from heaven, Lucifer, son of the morning!”

‘palal’ is a great word, and has a major role in the overall scope of the Old Testament scriptures.

Being Set Apart

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Being set apart means: to be distinct, marked out, be separated, be distinguished,

to be wonderful.  When we are set apart for FATHER’S use, we are given to HIS ownership and holiness is a result of being set apart for HIS use.

The mature Sons and Daughters of GOD, make a decision to fully submit to being led by THE SPIRIT thus we transfer “ownership” of our lives to HIM for HIS exclusive use.  How can we be fully led by THE SPIRIT unless we agree to this transfer of ownership and give up our independence which has at its core, self interest?

Many who are unwilling to transfer this ownership are afraid of FATHER and do not have a revelation of Agape Love.  They don’t realize that FATHER will bless them beyond their greatest expectation and will give them the desires of a pure heart.

In Exodus chapter 33, FATHER spoke:

12 Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’

13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”

14 And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.

16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

17 So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

FATHER separated the children of Israel for HIS use and as they walked accordingly, HE blessed them.  They were given the command to tithe of their increase and possessions.  Why?  To acknowledge they were exclusively HIS and to acknowledge HIS ownership.  When you are owned by FATHER, you take on HIS Holiness and receive HIS revelation in a greater manner and frequency.  Your soul becomes a servant to your spirit as you become a cheerful giver.  If you are fearful about the giving of your firstfruits, then you have not given yourself fully to FATHER’S ownership.

This will be a tough word for some who are dealing with scarcity which evokes fear in the hearts.  Wisdom speaks in Proverbs chapter 3:

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.

We are given the revelation of “plenty” when we receive wisdom from Above.  Let’s face it, we live in a financial world and there are many in need.  There are givers and takers in this world and those who give the firstfruits of their increase walk in a greater abundance than those who “hoard” what they have.

FATHER has given us a Truth and Paul wrote about this Truth by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 11:

16   For if the firstfruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.

When we give a tithe, or give our firstfruit as FATHER instructs, HE makes all of our finances Holy and provides an increase where we will walk in “plenty”.  This is not meant to be a formula to satisfy a self-interested soul but is meant to reveal what it means to be set apart for FATHER’S use.  Paul further wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 4:

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,

23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Because of HIS Agape Love, FATHER has given us the choice to submit to HIS ownership of Holiness with all its benefits.  Yes, we can decide to do our own thing but I assure you, being set apart for HIS use is far superior to anything we can imagine.

Destined For Glory

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

A daily prayer to consider and dwell on, based on Ephesians 1:17-23

MY FATHER of our Lord Jesus Christ, WHO is the FATHER of glory, give to me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of YOU and open the eyes of my understanding so that they are enlightened; and that I may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 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. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Let’s meditate on what THE SPIRIT provided us Romans chapter 8:

Living by the Power of the Holy Spirit

8 So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One. 2 For the “law” of the Spirit of life flowing through the anointing of Jesus has liberated us from the “law” of sin and death. 3 For God achieved what the law was unable to accomplish, because the law was limited by the weakness of human nature.

Yet God sent us his Son in human form to identify with human weakness. Clothed with humanity, God’s Son gave his body to be the sin-offering so that God could once and for all condemn the guilt and power of sin. 4 So now every righteous requirement of the law can be fulfilled through the Anointed One living his life in us. And we are free to live, not according to our flesh, but by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit!

5 Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities. 6 For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace.

7 In fact, the mind-set focused on the flesh fights God’s plan and refuses to submit to his direction, because it cannot! 8 For no matter how hard they try, God finds no pleasure with those who are controlled by the flesh. 9 But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him.

10 Now Christ lives his life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God. 11 Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!

12 So then, beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it. 13 For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste his abundant life.

Sons and Daughters Destined for Glory

14 The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.  TPT

Doesn’t this passage say it all as it relates to The Holy Spirit?

If our case is closed, what are we worrying about?