Archive for April, 2020

Gold, Silver, and Precious Stones

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

I thank FATHER everyday for illuminating HIS Word to us in a deeper way.  The Holy Spirit was given to reside in each of us.  When we allow Him into our temple and take up residence, He can and will displace fear, uncertainty, and doubt in our lives.  Jesus was given to us as our Foundation, the Cornerstone of our own temple.  As we yield to the Light, darkness cannot prevail thus deeper revelation comes forth and our eyes are opened to Agape Love allowing us to walk as Jesus walked.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 3:

10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 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.

Your works and my works will ultimately be judged by FATHER.  Our words and actions are being recorded for that Day.  All of the wood, hay, and stubble will be burned up and every idle, unproductive word will be judged.  What we do with the intent of Agape Love is deemed precious in the sight of THE LORD.  Our giving to impoverished children is very special to FATHER and our reward will be great on that Day.

What materials are you using in building your individual foundation?  I purpose to build only with gold, silver, and precious stones.  I have built enough “temporary housing” to last a lifetime.  Yes, it was a waste of time and resources thus requiring me to repent.  I was ineffective because I was motivated by my soul rather than by my spirit and disregarded the warnings given to me by The Holy Spirit.  After my “corrective interview” with FATHER, I returned to that straight and narrow path.

In Colossians chapter 3, Paul wrote in response to The Holy Spirit:

23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality.

We are to yield to The Holy Spirit in all matters.  We must have the mindset that every word and action should originate out of Agape Love and not out of self interest.  We are here to serve mankind, not lord over them because we have revelation they don’t.  Some men are condescending toward others because they think they are special in some way.  Let us walk lowly in heart as Jesus walked.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 11:

29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

When we are led by The Holy Spirit, we are gentle toward others and at peace in ourselves.  Is there anything better than this?

Spirit of Acceptance

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

It is recorded by The Holy Spirit in Psalm 139:

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.

FATHER not only thought us into being and wrote a book about us based on HIS Divine Intent, HE prepares our future as we walk according to the leading of The Holy Spirit.  Additionally, HE spares us from the harm we created in our past actions and thoughts which were contrary to HIS Word.  Isn’t that the epitome of Agape Love?  Shouldn’t we walk in the same manner toward others?

How can I walk in this same Love?  It is only by maturing in the leading of The Holy Spirit else, my intervention in another person’s life will be less effective.  Who else knows the hearts of men besides FATHER?  What is in a man’s heart is a mystery to you and me but FATHER knows and The Holy Spirit will minister accordingly.

Jesus revealed the ministry of The Holy Spirit to Paul as he wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 8:

14 The mature children of GOD are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit. 15 And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of GOD. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join HIM in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” 16 For the Holy Spirit makes GOD’S Fatherhood real to us as He whispers into our innermost being, “You are GOD’S beloved child!”

17 And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all HIS treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of GOD himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that He is and all that He has.

Jesus never missed it when He ministered during His 3 ½ years on earth.  You never heard the disciples correct Him or console Him because of failure.  Jesus got it right every time and we can walk in that same manner as well if we will continue progressing in our development of walking in the fullness of The Holy Spirit.

Agape Love draws and leads me toward full maturity for I want to minister life to those around me.  I now have increased compassion for those who are in need where I can impact their lives in a positive manner.   Jesus had compassion for the poor and needy, so do I.  The stronger are meant to minister to the weaker whereas the worldly seek to exploit the weak for personal gain.

You and I have received the “Spirit of full acceptance” so shouldn’t we promote life and acceptance to others?  The world would tell me that since I have been working and earning money from the age of ten, I have earned the right to put my life on “coast” and kick back.  What if FATHER took that attitude and ceased from HIS Divine Intent coming to manifestation?  As for me, I will continue toward maturing in being led by The Holy Spirit until my last breath!  What else is there that is everlasting?

Agape Love does not cease Its ministry to the poor and needy.  Love will find someone to carry out the Intent of FATHER and it might as well be you and me.  I have no interest in pursuing anything or any area simply to pass the time away.  Everything I focus on should be central to the leading of The Holy Spirit.  I purpose to be led in “when, where, why, and how long” of all my actions so that I reinforce my submission to FATHER’S Divine Intent for my life.  Is it hard?  Sometimes.  Have I screwed up?  More than most I would guess.  However, I have received the “Spirit of full acceptance”, emphasis on “full”.

I share some of my own challenges only to encourage you that each of us has to deal with our own weaknesses as we pursue the full maturity of being led by The Holy Spirit.  Some people attempt to project their lives as having no challenges thus causing the rest of us to feel inferior.  Neither you nor I are inferior in FATHER’S Eyes for HE unconditionally Loves each of us and only wants the best for us.  Passages such as found in Psalm 139 are a comfort to me as I deal with daily challenges in my own life.  Hopefully today’s writing is an encouragement to you in your own walk.

Be Extremely Careful

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The Holy Spirit leads me to write daily on topics of His choice, not mine.  I have no interest in simply providing information or knowledge in an attempt to impress the reader.  This ministry which FATHER instructed me to establish, has one major focus- Agape Love, and It was, is, and will continue to be the focus for the duration.

Within Agape Love, the emphasis must be on the Author and Finisher of our faith- Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Words.  Additionally, that same emphasis must be placed on the importance of The Holy Spirit sent specifically by Jesus to continue and increase the spreading of the Gospel.  We must not deemphasize Their importance in our daily preparation to walk in the fullness as Sons and Daughters.  Those that do will end up having a form of godliness and are denying the power thereof, we are instructed to turn away from such teachings.

So, who am I writing to on a daily basis?  I’m writing to the Chosen Ones who are wrapped in the love of FATHER GOD—kept and guarded for Jesus, the Messiah. May GOD’S mercy, peace, and Agape Love cascade over you!  If you are reading and drawn to these Truths, you are surely being led by The Holy Spirit.  I have no other motivation or intent but to spread the true, empowering Gospel.  I have no time or interest in “academic” pursuits.  Exalting FATHER, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit is the priority of these writings.  As a matter of undeniable fact:

To the One with enough power to prevent us from stumbling into sin and bring us faultless before HIS glorious presence to stand before him with ecstatic delight, to the only GOD our Savior, through our Lord Jesus Christ, be endless glory and majesty, great power and authority—from before HE created time, now, and throughout all the ages of eternity.

Information will not keep us from sin and neither will knowledge.  Being led by The Holy Spirit on a daily basis will keep us out of harm’s way.

Today I felt the need instead to challenge you to vigorously defend and contend for the beliefs that we cherish. For GOD, through the apostles, has once for all entrusted these Truths to HIS Holy believers.

There have been some who have sneaked in among you unnoticed.  They are depraved people whose judgment was prophesied in Scripture a long time ago. They have perverted the message of FATHER’S grace into a license to commit immorality and turn against our only absolute Master, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and nearby towns gave themselves to sexual immorality and the unnatural desire of different flesh.  Now they all serve as examples of those who experience the punishment of ‘age-lasting” fire.  Do you really think all of the immorality being marketed by the various forms of media will be overlooked by FATHER in HIS Judgment?  Sin is still sin!

Enoch, the seventh direct descendant from Adam, prophesied of their doom when he said, “Look! Here comes the Lord Yahweh with his countless myriads of Holy ones.  HE comes to execute judgment against them all and to convict each one of them for their ungodly deeds and for all the terrible words that ungodly sinners have spoken against HIM.”

These people are always complaining and never satisfied—finding fault with everyone. They follow their own evil desires and their mouths speak scandalous things. They enjoy using seductive flattery to manipulate others.  They are targeting the young and impressionable in order to steer them toward the depths of hell.  Even TV commercials are now promoting debauchery and sin.

But you, my delightfully loved friends, remember the prophecies of the apostles of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.  They warned us, “In the last days there will always be mockers, motivated by their own ungodly desires.”  These people cause divisions and are followers of their own natural instincts, devoid of the life of the Spirit.

What are we to do to protect ourselves from the influence such people?  We must constantly and progressively build ourselves up on the foundation of our most Holy faith by praying every moment in the Spirit.  We must fasten our hearts to the Agape Love of GOD and receive the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gives us eternal life.  How can I be more direct than this?

We must keep being compassionate to those who still have doubts about our walk, and snatch others out of the fire to save them. Let us be merciful over and over to them, but always couple our mercy with the Fear of GOD. Moreover, we must be extremely careful to keep ourselves free from the pollutions of the flesh which can be challenging in today’s constant noise generated by the world.

Agape Love must be our focus and The Holy Spirit will lead us into all Truth.

(P.S.  Now read Jude’s Epistle for confirmation:

Pursuing The Fullness

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Do you want to walk dominated by The Holy Spirit or walk according to the flesh and self interest?  Contained in Romans chapter 8 is a checklist for the Sons and Daughters to live by.  Either we fully pursue the fullness or we will digress to the ways of the world.  It is our choice.  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit:

7 It is a fact and the absolute Truth, 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.

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

If you fight FATHER’S plan, you are subjecting yourself to corruption and death.  Peace will always be just out of reach as you pursue the ways of the world.

If you align yourself with FATHER’S plan for your life, peace will flood your soul and you will gain clarity as the world speaks forth its lies.  The world has reframed the word “lies” by using the term “disinformation”.  They even water down their wicked ways to make them more palatable to the unsuspecting populous.

As we pursue walking in the fullness of The Holy Spirit, we will lose friends but also gain new friends.  We will no longer be subject to the generational curses perpetuated by our families over time.  We will no longer accept evil words being spoken over us for they will no longer be enforceable in our lives.

When I first received the revelation of generational curses and how they get transferred from generation to generation, I felt victimized by those family members who kept walking in the flesh according to the curses.  I am no longer a victim and have overcome and annulled those curses in my family.  “The buck stopped with me.”  Familiar spirits have lost their stronghold on my family ties and had to depart from our midst.

As I pray in The Holy Spirit, I build myself up in my spirit as it is written in Jude 1:

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.

When we pray in the Holy Spirit, we fasten our hearts to HIS Love.  What a promise!  I don’t pray in Tongues out of duty, I pray in Tongues because I seek to become fully mature in Agape Love.  This is the true key to success.

Our Obedience

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

Our Love of GOD is as much our obedience as it is feeling.  Jesus spoke in John chapter 14:

23 Jesus replied, “Loving Me empowers you to obey My Word. And My FATHER will love you so deeply that we will come to you and make you our dwelling place. 24 But those who don’t Love Me will not obey My Words. The FATHER did not send Me to speak My own revelation, but the words of My Father. 25 I am telling you this while I am still with you. 26 But when the FATHER sends the Spirit of Holiness, the One like Me who sets you free, He will teach you all things in My Name. And He will inspire you to remember every word that I’ve told you.”

The above Words of Jesus provide the contrast between true Sons and the rest of those who claim to be believers.  We either obey the Absolute Truth or we don’t.  Many ministries today have watered down the message of the true Gospel because they are afraid of losing their influence and financial support.  They preach whatever tickles the ears of their audience but without true power and authority from up Above.

I can’t afford to water down the Truth so that the audience will grow and support our efforts.  We don’t need a watered down truth in today’s environment.  We need to walk in the power and authority as Jesus did.  He did not focus on the political issues of the day even though His disciples wanted Him to overthrow Rome.  He directed His efforts to spreading the Gospel by only speaking FATHER’S Words and confirming those Words with signs and wonders.  His ministry was and is to change men’s hearts.  Ours should be the same.

Jesus further spoke:

27 “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”

The world is attempting to manipulate the masses with fear.  Their solutions will  bring “fragile” peace and this specifically promotes a mindset of survival.  Those of us who are embracing and walking according to The Holy Spirit are only interested in thriving rather than just barely surviving.  Our minds are being transformed daily by listening to The Holy Spirit.  The very first thing that comes out of my mouth every morning is “Good morning FATHER, good morning Lord Jesus, good morning Holy Spirit!”  This establishes my mindset and prepares me to hear what The Holy Spirit is saying today.

Paul received the baptism of The Holy Spirit which empowered him to write two-thirds of the New Testament as directed by The Holy Spirit.  He declared to the reader that he spoke in Tongues “more than you all”.  The Holy Spirit instructed him to write in Romans chapter 8:

1 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.

Those of us who purpose to live according to the direction of The Holy Spirit in unity with Jesus and FATHER will result in our mindset and motivations  being corrected.  Paul further disclosed:

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.

We must make course corrections every day as we are confronted by the world’s environment enticing us to stray from that straight and narrow path.  As our mindset comes into full alignment and remains there, less correction is necessary.  Our obedience becomes unwavering which results in our full expression of Agape Love.

Fully Embrace The Words Of Jesus

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

Misperception is a major hindrance to our full maturity as Sons and Daughters.  Misperception causes unrealistic expectations resulting in a “mental filter” when we study The Word.  Some people describe it as bias.  In John chapter 14, Jesus spoke against misperception:

14 “Don’t worry or surrender to your fear. For you’ve believed in God, now trust and believe in me also. 2 My Father’s house has many dwelling places. If it were otherwise, I would tell you plainly, because I go to prepare a place for you to rest. 3 And when everything is ready, I will come back and take you to myself so that you will be where I am. 4 And you already know the way to the place where I’m going.”

5 Thomas said to him, “Master, we don’t know where you’re going, so how could we know the way there?”

6 Jesus explained, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life. No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know me is to know my Father too. 7 And from now on you will realize that you have seen him and experienced him.”

The world tries to convince us that there are multiple ways to FATHER yet Jesus emphatically states there is on One Way.  Who are you going to believe?  Simply look at the fruit of the various religions throughout the world.  Some of those religions promote killing those who do not believe in their way.  They believe in utter destruction of enemies.  Jesus promotes life and abundance which is displayed by seedtime and harvest in all areas of life.

8 Philip spoke up, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be all that we need!”

9 Jesus replied, “Philip, I’ve been with you all this time and you still don’t know who I am? How could you ask Me to show you the FATHER, for anyone who has looked at me has seen the FATHER. 10 Don’t you believe that the FATHER is living in Me and that I am living in the Father? Even My words are not My own but come from My FATHER, for HE lives in Me and performs his miracles of power through Me. 11 Believe that I live as one with My FATHER and that My FATHER lives as one with Me—or at least, believe because of the mighty miracles I have done.

Jesus tells us to examine the fruit to determine who is being led by FATHER and effectively who is not.  We are now in a time where those who are being led by THE SPIRIT are being separated by those who are succumbing to the world’s fear mongering.  Those who are led by THE SPIRIT continue to build themselves up in The Holy Spirit.  As for me, I am praying in Tongues on an increasing basis. 

Now is the time to be full of courage rather than dis-couraged.  Now is the time to fulfill our appointments, not be dis-appointed.  We must not distance ourselves from FATHER by embracing self interest but instead we must fully embrace walking in Agape Love.  Jesus continues:

12 “I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows Me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my FATHER!

It is now time that we fully expect this timeless truth to operate in us individually.  Why focus on end-time prophecies when we have work to do by bringing in the harvest, a requirement before those prophecies will be fulfilled?

13 For I will do whatever you ask Me to do when you ask me in My name. And that is how the Son will show what the FATHER is really like and bring glory to HIM. 14 Ask Me anything in my name, and I will do it for you!”

Jesus tells us twice to ask anything in His Name and He will do it.  There is no room for any other interpretation of what FATHER is saying through HIS Son.  As we walk being led by The Holy Spirit, we will manifest all the Words of Jesus.  You can either focus on Old and New Testament prophecies or you can focus on being led by The Holy Spirit and produce observable good fruit in the here and now.

Jesus gives us the key:

15 “Loving me empowers you to obey my commands. “

Walking in Agape Love is the key to our empowerment.  Walking in selfish motives distances us from empowerment.  Our words and acts will determine our path and FATHER has clearly given us the choice of which path we follow.  Remove any bias from past religious teachings and embrace the Words of Jesus.

Become Sensitive To The Supernatural

Friday, April 24th, 2020

People who trust in the natural have hardened hearts and they reason in their minds based on the five senses.  Jesus made this abundantly clear in Mark chapter 8, when He spoke:

13 And He left them, and getting into the boat again, departed to the other side. 14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat. 15 Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”

16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have no bread.”

17 But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? 18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up?”

They said to Him, “Twelve.”

20 “Also, when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of fragments did you take up?”

And they said, “Seven.”

21 So He said to them, “How is it you do not understand?”

A hardened heart is insensitive to various aspects of the Truth.  We can be sensitive in one area yet be hardened in another area.  Our fruit reveals our sensitivity or lack thereof.  Our lack of obedience will increase insensitivity in the area of disobedience.  If you are living in sin, stop!  We are to resist the devil and he will flee from us.

In the above passage, Jesus gave us five reasons our hearts are hardened. 

We don’t perceive (to think upon, heed, ponder, consider, to learn thoroughly, examine carefully).  We fail to contemplate what we see and seek out the Truth of it in relationship to what Jesus did or say.

We don’t understand which requires us to receive or have the ideas expressed and intended to be conveyed by Jesus through His Words and acts.

We fail to see when we focus on the natural rather than the supernatural thus we are insensitive to the supernatural.  As we redirect our focus to the supernatural Word and contemplate the Words and acts of Jesus, our sensitivity increases and allows us to see beyond the natural spectrum.

We can’t hear when we constantly expose ourselves to the noise in the world.  Radios and TV’s are turned up and we cannot hear the “still small Voice”.  Only by silencing the noise of the world can we increase our sensitivity to hearing in the supernatural.

Remember, we should recall and write down past blessings and deliverances in our lives as a “memorial” to FATHER’S Love for us.

The disciples failed to consider and ponder the miracles of the loaves.  Their failure to fully embrace the revelation of the loaves prevented them from overcoming their situation and required Jesus Himself to intervene.  Let us not make the same mistake but instead consider the miracles and past deliverances in our own lives.

In Hebrews chapter 3, it is written by The Holy Spirit:

7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:

​​“Today, if you will hear His voice,

8 ​​Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,

​​In the day of trial in the wilderness,

9 ​​Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,

​​And saw My works forty years.

10 ​​Therefore I was angry with that generation,

​​And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,

​​And they have not known My ways.’

11 ​​So I swore in My wrath,

​‘​They shall not enter My rest.’ ”

12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 15 while it is said:​

​​“Today, if you will hear His voice,

​​Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

​16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Living in sin will desensitize our spirits from hearing FATHER.  When FATHER instructs us to walk away from sin and we do not heed HIS Word, we become a little less sensitive.  As we continue on the path of the world, our heart slowly but surely becomes insensitive and hardened.  If we are tempted to stray from HIS Word in any area, we must immediately repent and walk away.  We are meant to rise up, not lower ourselves to the world’s ways.

The Beloved Disciple wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 John 3:

3 Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love that he has lavished on us! HE has called us and made us his very own beloved children. The reason the world doesn’t recognize who we are is that they didn’t recognize Him. 2 Beloved, we are God’s children right now; however, it is not yet apparent what we will become. But we do know that when it is finally made visible, we will be just like Him, for we will see Him as he truly is. 3 And all who focus their hope on Him will always be purifying themselves, just as Jesus is pure.

As we focus on being spiritually sensitive, we are purifying ourselves to full maturity in Christ Jesus.

Rise Up- Part 3

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Wisdom wrote in Proverbs 18:

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].  (AMPC)

Our words have power.  Most people are saying what they have rather than have what they are saying.  Think about it.

Jesus spoke in Mark chapter 11:

12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.”

And His disciples heard it.

I am convinced that the fig tree is what Adam and Eve ate from in the Garden and Jesus not only gave us revelation of the power of words, but also the fact that He was judging the lawlessness and evil resulting from Adam eating the fruit of the fig tree.

20 Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.”

Once again, the disciples were amazed at Jesus’ power through His Words.  Greed is the root of all evil thus Jesus was judging the love of money also.  How applicable it is today!  Jesus responded to their amazement by once again instructing them in the supernatural:

22 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

If we immerse ourselves in the supernatural rather than the natural, we will walk in the supernatural and speak according to the supernatural.  We will rely on, trust in, and believe in the supernatural rather than what the world is saying.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue!  Jesus displayed this Truth to His disciples and to us.

We must train our hearts to believe everything we say.  We must not allow ourselves to speak anything but the Truth and we must be willing to keep our word even when it is inconvenient to fulfill the word else we send our heart conflicting signals and hinder the fruitfulness of our lips.

Jesus instructed us to command the mountain rather than pray to FATHER and ask HIM to remove the mountain.  A mature Son or Daughter will come to realize the power and authority given to us that will allow us to command and declare with the same power and authority as Jesus for we do it in Jesus’ Name.

Those who know FATHER’S Will and walk according to HIS Divine Intent do not have to ask HIM to fulfill HIS Intent, they are to operate exactly as Jesus did.  It is time for us to produce fruit in the power and authority given to us by Our Lord Jesus Christ and overthrow the works of the devil.

The current pandemic has revealed the lukewarm state of the “church”.  However, the remnant has not ceased to press forward toward full maturity.  Jesus spoke healing and restoration without petitioning Our Heavenly Father to intervene. 

We should not rationalize why we can’t operate in the same power and authority as Jesus did.  In fact, He commanded us to go into all the world and command results to come forth in His Name.  Jesus said, “In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Do we really believe the Words of Jesus or are we going to defer to the world’s perceptions?  It is time to ascend to the higher spiritual state Jesus commanded us to operate in.  Let us rise up today.

Rise Up- Part 2

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Mature Sons and Daughters of GOD have the power to command.  We have been given power and authority by the specific declaration made by Jesus.  In Matthew 12, Jesus spoke:

5 These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

We have been given power and authority over all sickness and disease.  Not only that, we have been given authority to raise the dead and cast out demons.  FATHER’S Divine Love gave us this power and authority freely.  How did the disciples ultimately respond?  They walked according to the Words of Jesus.

Jesus instructed other disciples in like manner when He spoke in Luke 10:

8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. 9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

What have we been missing preventing us from walking according to the specific declaration made by Our Lord and Savior?  Are we so focus on the natural, we have not been consistently expecting the supernatural as the disciples in the above examples?  Could it be that there is still “hardness” in our hearts?  The disciples did not beg FATHER to heal those people to whom they were directed.  They operated in the power and authority already given for their use.  We have that same power and authority today.

In Mark chapter 6 after Jesus instructed the disciples to go and heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons, Jesus fed the 5,000.  The disciples had operated in power and authority then observed Jesus supernaturally feed the multitudes by multiplying the loaves and fishes.  Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away.

47 Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land. 48 Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by. 49 And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out; 50 for they all saw Him and were troubled. But immediately He talked with them and said to them, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 51 Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled. 52 For they had not understood about the loaves, because their heart was hardened.

When we focus on the natural, our heart is hardened.  Conversely, when we focus on the supernatural power and authority, our heart becomes pliable and accepts the supernatural as the Absolute Truth and reigns supreme over natural circumstances. 

In the past, the church has instructed us to request healing take place rather than instructing us to take the power and authority given to us by Jesus Himself to command healing and restoration to take place.  We have power over demons yet many have not operated in this power because of “hardness” resulting from focusing on the natural.  It is time to rise up and walk in the supernatural!

Notice that the disciples were “greatly amazed beyond measure and marveled”.  These are the same ones who witnessed with their own eyes the miracle of feeding the five thousand just before they entered the boat.  Jesus told them to not be afraid of the circumstances in the natural.

In Acts chapter 3, it is written by The Holy Spirit for our instruction:

1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter did not have to petition FATHER to heal the lame man for he knew he had the power and authority to do so.  Peter finally embraced the supernatural and was no longer focused on the natural.  His heart was no longer in a hardened state.

The man had been lame since birth but immediately his bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscle were restore to normal which allowed him to walk and leap.  We should expect the supernatural flow to be resident in us as it was in Peter.  We should expect immediate results of FATHER’S power and authority to heal and restore people. 

Those who witness such power and authority will be filled with wonder and amazement realizing that Our Lord Jesus Christ is the One Way to salvation.  This is how the Gospel gets spread throughout the earth.  Let us rise up to walking in the supernatural for it is FATHER’S Divine Intent.

A Noteworthy Table

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020