Archive for August, 2020

Another “Watch” Date

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

I typically don’t pay much attention to watch dates unless FATHER makes it a point to heed the notice. When an angel intervenes on a timepiece causing time to “stand still”, I pay attention.

From the “watch” date of July 5th, fast forward 40 days to August 14th. The speed at which the simplification process is proceeding has sped up.

Once again, another timepiece was stopped at precisely 17 minutes before 9. This equates from August 14th to September 1st. I have been alerted to major events to occur at the beginning of September 1st.

The Sons and Daughters should be excited whereas the world will grow in fear. The Great Awakening is all about revealing FATHER’S Love to the world. HIS Sons and Daughters will express HIS Love for mankind.

PS: At first glance,we thought the hour hand was missing.

The Revelation Of Healing

Monday, August 17th, 2020

The key to impartation is receiving the revelation of The Word and putting It into application… acting upon it.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Exodus chapter 15:

22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah.[fn] 24 And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25 So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.

There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, 26 and said,

“If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will not allow any of the diseases on you which I have allowed on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

FATHER is speaking today but you have to be diligent… and take action.  True revelation has associated action.  Jesus spoke in John chapter 15:

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 HISs 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.”

A command requires action, not just mental assent in the mind.  Revelation occurs in the heart.  In my own life, I have followed several commands given to me by FATHER and later HE showed me the “WHY”.  Obedience to HIS Word came before the greater revelation.  I accepted HIS Word as being fully trustworthy and reliable even when the circumstances are screaming the opposite of HIS Word.  Revelation always trumps observation.

The source of disease is the adversary who seeks to kill, steal, and destroy.  FATHER has no disease to give out but HE will pull back HIS favor in situations where the people have harden hearts due to the deceitfulness of sin.

Jesus hates disease for it is not FATHER’S Will.  Jesus suffered and took stripes upon His back and was beat so that we could be fully healed.  He paid in full so that we could walk in Divine health.  We need to embrace the full revelation of His acts.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Galatians chapter 3:

13 Yet, Christ paid the full price to set us free from the curse of the law. He absorbed it completely as he became a curse in our place. For it is written:

“Everyone who is hung upon a tree is doubly cursed.”

14 Jesus, our Messiah, was cursed in our place and in so doing, dissolved the curse from our lives, so that all the blessings of Abraham can be poured out upon even non-Jewish believers. And now God gives us the promise of the wonderful Holy Spirit who lives within us when we believe in him.

We may know these verses in our minds.  However we need to know the full revelation of this passage in our hearts.  As we walk in the revelation of healing, we will be equipped to minister healing to others.  Has there been a better time to fully grasp this revelation?

The Whole Counsel of GOD

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

When FATHER speaks to you, you have to be able to wait on HIM for HIS Counsel and it has to be born of THE SPIRIT.

You don’t just do something because you can do it.  Many ask FATHER what to do but they fail to find out “when”?  Yes, I have been guilty and the results of my actions were certainly not totally effective, even disastrous at times.

It’s all about timing!

When we wait on FATHER’S full Counsel, we are completely obedient, which is a sign of full maturity.  Both impatience and procrastination must be overcome in our walk toward maturity as Sons and Daughters.

Paul spoke by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 20:

27 For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. 28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.

We need FATHER’S whole Counsel to be vigilant in all matters on behalf of HIS flock.  We will be led to take actions in perfect timing to confirm HIS Word to those whom we are called to minister.  We must purpose to be fully obedient in all aspects, including “when”.

FATHER revealed to me in 1998, a change would take place in the year of 2005.  What?  I would have to wait seven years for the rest of the story?   When 2005 finally arrived, I waited and watched with great anticipation yet HE said nothing about the “partial” revelation until December.  That is when HE instructed me to change my spiritual focus and direct it specifically toward Agape Love. 

Why not earlier?  I needed to experience some events which would provide me with understanding as HE revealed certain Truths.  When you see a counterfeit AND the Truth, it is much easier to discern both when confronted again.  It’s all about timing.

Counsel includes FATHER’S purpose, design, will, decree, and timing.  Would any of us want incomplete counseling?  No, we need the whole Counsel of GOD.

HE will insure that we are at the right place at the right time.  When we walk accordingly, we are allowing patience to have its perfect work in every circumstance we face.  We have to learn to do nothing until FATHER directs us to take action even though circumstances may be screaming at us demanding our attention.

The Beloved Disciple wrote by The Holy Spirit in John chapter 11:

11 1–2 In the village of Bethany there was a man named Lazarus, and his sisters, Mary and Martha. Mary was the one who would anoint Jesus’ feet with costly perfume and dry his feet with her long hair. One day Lazarus became very sick to the point of death. 3 So his sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, our brother Lazarus, the one You Love, is very sick. Please come!”

4 When He heard this, He said, “This sickness will not end in death for Lazarus, but will bring glory and praise to God. This will reveal the greatness of the Son of God by what takes place.”

5–6 Now even though Jesus loved Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, He remained where he was for two more days. 7 Finally, on the third day, he said to his disciples, “Come. It’s time to go to Bethany.”

8 “But Teacher,” they said to him, “do You really want to go back there? It was just a short time ago the people of Judea were going to stone You!”

9–10 Jesus replied, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight in every day? You can go through a day without the fear of stumbling when you walk in the One who gives light to the world. But you will stumble when the light is not in you, for you’ll be walking in the dark.

We will not stumble when we walk in perfect unity with FATHER and submit to HIS timing.  Jesus was not moved by the outward circumstances but knew when FATHER wanted Him to travel to Bethany.  FATHER intended for Lazarus to be raised from the dead rather than just healed of his sickness.

11 Then Jesus added, “Lazarus, our friend, has just fallen asleep. It’s time that I go and awaken him.”

12 When they heard this, the disciples replied, “Lord, if he has just fallen asleep, then he’ll get better.” 13 Jesus was speaking about Lazarus’ death, but the disciples presumed he was talking about natural sleep.

14 Then Jesus made it plain to them, “Lazarus is dead. 15 And for your sake, I’m glad I wasn’t there, because now you have another opportunity to see who I am so that you will learn to trust in me. Come, let’s go and see him.”

As part of their (and our) training, they needed to be enlightened of who Jesus is AND to trust in Him… in all areas.  A fully mature Son will do exactly what FATHER intends and at the specific time he has been instructed to act.

We must walk with no agenda apart from FATHER’S perfect plan, will, and purpose.  What greater Love can we express to honor HIM with such obedience!  It is our choice.

Unity Requires Patience

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

The Holy Spirit record through Paul in Ephesians chapter 4:

4 As a prisoner of the Lord, I plead with you to walk Holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your Divine calling.

You don’t have to plead with someone unless they have a choice to go another way.  The Holy Spirit implores us to walk Holy and if we couldn’t walk in this manner, He would not plead with us to do so.  It is achievable.

2 With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous Love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience.

Believers are in various states of maturity thus those of us who are in a greater state of maturity are reminded to be patient.  Love is patient and kind and if we are truly walking in Agape Love, we will have these attributes.  If we aren’t, we need to change and this is what these writings are all about… maturing each of us individually.

3 Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, 4 being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of Divine destiny.

Destiny is a state or condition appointed or predetermined.  The Trinity determined the destiny or Divine Intent for every one of us before we were formed in the womb.  This was done out of the motivation of Love so our “books” contain FATHER’S Divine Intent.  However, HE also gave us choice to either walk in our destiny or choose another path.  We are not robots.  A robot cannot fellowship and enjoy a relationship.  We can!

5 For the Lord God is one, and so are we, for we share in one faith, one baptism, and one Father. 6 And He is the perfect Father who leads us all, works through us all, and lives in us all!

We are meant to be in unity with Our Heavenly Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit.  Sin places a wall of separation between us and Holiness.  By necessity, FATHER protects our lives from allowing our sins to bring forth death when attempting to move closely to HIM.  Just as the high priest had to be covered by the blood of an innocent lamb to enter into the Holy of Holies once each year, we have to be covered by The Blood of Christ.

Now that Jesus provided the perfect Sacrifice of Blood on our behalf, we have the ability to enter into the Presence of THE LORD at any time once we have matured as true Sons and Daughters.  We are no longer looking to simply meet minimum requirements.  Instead we are passionately pursuing HIS Presence… without physically dying!

As we move toward HIS Presence, revelation comes forth which will allow us to take the next step toward HIM.

7 And He has generously given each one of us supernatural grace, according to the size of the gift of Christ. 8 This is why He says:

“He ascends into the heavenly heights

    taking his many captured ones with him,

    and gifts were given to men.”

9 He “ascended” means that He returned to Heaven, after He had first descended from the heights of heaven, even descending as far as the lowest parts of the earth. 10 The same One who descended is also the One who ascended above the heights of Heaven, in order to begin the restoration and fulfillment of all things.

Jesus is in the restoration business and so should we.  In order for us to restore creation and bring forth The Kingdom to earth, we must actively take steps to expand the Kingdom.  Those who remain passive will become lukewarm and will be “spewed” out of His Mouth. (Revelation 3:16)

In Psalm 68, it is written by The Holy Spirit:

18 He ascends into the heavenly heights,

taking his many captured ones with him,

leading them in triumphal procession.

And gifts were given to men, even the once rebellious,

so that they may dwell with Yah.

19 What a glorious God!

He gives us salvation over and over,

then daily He carries our burdens!

Was I once a rebellious one?  Absolutely!  I was guilty of sin but when the Truth arrived on the scene, I recognized my sins and was saved by HIS Grace.  Did I walk perfectly?  I was as immature as one can be thus I now have a better perspective of FATHER’S great Grace and Mercy.  There were many times when the path toward maturity seemed to be invisible.  Why?  I relied less on The Holy Spirit and more on my own intellect and reasoning.  What a mistake!

My path to maturity has been slow but fortunately The Holy Spirit has continued to reveal my shortcomings allowing me to focus on changing.  I accept responsibility for my shortcomings and seek FATHER to help me change for I cannot do it without HIS direction.  The Holy Spirit is happy to oblige me with needed correction.

The only way we can truly walk in unity with FATHER and each other is to evoke change in ourselves.  The Word is our cleansing agent and we must constantly stay cleansed in this fallen world.  Renewing the mind is an ongoing process, not a one- time event.  We must let patience have its perfect work and embrace those who are less mature.  We have all been there.  Patience!

Jesus’ Stern Warning

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Jesus spoke in John chapter 12:

28 So, Father, bring glory to your Name!” Then suddenly a booming voice was heard from the sky,

“I have glorified my Name! And I will glorify it through You again!”

29 The audible voice of God startled the crowd standing nearby. Some thought it was only thunder, yet others said, “An angel just spoke to him!”

30 Then Jesus told them, “The voice you heard was not for my benefit, but for yours—to help you believe. 31 From this moment on, everything in this world is about to change, for the ruler of this dark world will be overthrown. 32 And I will do this when I am lifted up off the ground and when I draw the hearts of people to gather them to me.”

If Jesus is not at the forefront of a “ministry” you are following, don’t be surprised if their “lampstand” is not removed.  I once followed many ministries- watching their videos and reading their blogs and/or books.  Do I need more information or do I need life-changing revelation?

Jesus spoke in Revelation chapter 3:

1 Write the following to the messenger of the congregation in Sardis, for these are the words of the one who holds the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars:

I know all that you do and I know that you have a reputation for being really “alive,” but you’re actually dead! 2 Wake up and strengthen all that remains before it dies, for I haven’t found your works to be perfect in the sight of My God. 3 So remember all the things you’ve received and heard, then turn back to God and obey them. For if you continue to slumber, I will come to you like a thief, and you’ll have no idea at what hour I will come. 4 Yet there are still a few in Sardis who have remained pure, and they will walk in fellowship with Me in brilliant light, for they are worthy. 5 And the one who experiences victory will be dressed in white robes and I will never, no never erase your name from the Book of Life. I will acknowledge your name before My Father and HIS angels. 6 So the one whose heart is open let him listen carefully to what the Spirit is now saying to all the churches.

Where were all the “healing” evangelists over the last six months?  Where were those leaders of churches who displayed great faith?  This period of time has exposed the state of those who claim to be “churches” of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lukewarmness will no longer be acceptable and you are either on fire or among those who will at best be observers going forward.  The time is short so let each of us press in like never before.  Don’t sleep away this opportunity.  Our focus should be about full activation of our gifts and callings so that we draw all men to Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior.  Let nothing hold us back! 

Jesus spoke this stern warning in Revelation 2:

1 I know all that you’ve done for me—you have worked hard and persevered. I know that you don’t tolerate evil. You have tested those who claimed to be apostles and proved they are not, for they were imposters. 3 I also know how you have bravely endured trials and persecutions because of my name, yet you have not become discouraged. 4 But I have this against you: you have abandoned the passionate Love you had for me at the beginning.

5 Think about how far you have fallen! Repent and do the works of Love you did at first. I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place of influence if you do not repent. 6 Although, to your credit, you despise the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also despise. 7 The one whose heart is open let him listen carefully to what the Spirit is saying now to all the churches. To the one who overcomes I will give access to feast on the fruit of the Tree of Life that is found in the paradise of God.

Have you abandoned that passionate Love for Christ?  If so, repent and reset your focus.  Time is short!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 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. For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah

Get the message?

Hidden Mysteries

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Unbelief is doing nothing with something that has been given to you.

True faith sees into the spirit realm.

Love requires discipline thus in order to receive and understand the mysteries of GOD (which is in the spirit realm), you must immerse yourself in HIS Word.  By doing this, the Word will cleanse you of the world’s contamination.  Your maturity level will increase beyond the “milk” of the Word and you will be trusted with deeper mysteries.

Jesus spoke in John chapter 16:

12 “There is so much more I would like to say to you, but it’s more than you can grasp at this moment. 13 But when the Truth-giving Spirit comes, He will unveil the reality of every Truth within you. He won’t speak his own message, but only what He hears from the Father, and He will reveal prophetically to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me on the earth, for He will receive from Me what is Mine and reveal it to you. 15 Everything that belongs to the Father belongs to Me—that’s why I say that the Divine Encourager will receive what is Mine and reveal it to you.”

You have heard in times past, “The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just.” (Proverbs 13:22)  Many have waited for some event causing the wicked to simply transfer their wealth to them and leaving the wicked to perish in their sin.  However, the wealth of the sinner is actually transferred for Kingdom use when that person repents and becomes a believer.  Agape Love is all about bringing souls into the Kingdom and as a result, their wealth is available for Kingdom use.

Will FATHER lead you into poverty or sickness?  There is no poverty or sickness in Heaven thus if you are dealing with either area, the issue lies in the mirror, not with FATHER’S Divine Intent.  We must change if we are persistently dealing with issues such as these.  We need Divine Revelation in order to correct our skewed mindset and FATHER is more than willing to provide resources to those who trust IN HIM and doubt not. 

These writings are meant to assist in helping each of us realize what corrections are needed… including me.  Each morning after praying in The Holy Spirit, FATHER instructs me on what to write.  My responsibility is to be obedient without delay else I am truly not obedient and trustworthy. 

Any delay is caused by my mind challenging what I have been told thus I have to overcome my soul’s influence.  My desire is to be 100% obedient to FATHER’S directives in all areas.  As I am obedient, FATHER expands my influence and ministry toward others.

How can we expect FATHER to impart greater power and authority if we are not trustworthy and obedient to HIS directives?  As we move to total obedience, restrictions will be lifted.

Our desire should be to focus on walking in the “eternal realm”, not the worldly realm.  We should expect the Kingdom of GOD to come forth to the earth and it will be done by those of us who have matured into trustworthy Sons and Daughters.  Only then will we have full access to the hidden mysteries meant for our understanding and use.

Faith Is Trust

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Faith is all about trust.  Trust is all about Agape Love.  Most people attempt to use “mental gymnastics” to build their faith.  They will quote a Scripture five hundred times expecting FATHER to give in and fulfill their requests.  That was the subtle message some evangelists promoted in the 1980’s.  I know, I was there.

Jesus spoke in Mark chapter 11:

22 Jesus replied, “Let the faith of God be in you! 23 Listen to the Truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt in his heart, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes in his heart that what he says will happen, it will be done. 24 This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, if you find that you carry something in your heart against another person, release him and forgive him so that your Father in heaven will also release you and forgive you of your faults. 26 But if you will not release forgiveness, don’t expect your Father in heaven to release you from your misdeeds.”

Doubt means:  to waver or fluctuate in opinion; to hesitate; to be in suspense; to be in uncertainty; to be in suspense; to be in uncertainty, respecting the Truth or fact; to be undetermined.

When we truly trust FATHER and HIS Word, we doubt not.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2 Corinthians chapter 9:

6 Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest. 7 Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—all because God loves hilarious generosity! (A cheerful giver) 8 Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. HE will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do. 9 Just as the Scriptures say about the one who trusts in HIM:

Because he has sown extravagantly and given to the poor,

    his kindness and generous deeds will never be forgotten.

10 This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals, is even more extravagant toward you. First HE supplies every need, plus more. Then HE multiplies the seed as you sow it, so that the harvest of your generosity will grow. 11 You will be abundantly enriched in every way as you give generously on every occasion, for when we take your gifts to those in need, it causes many to give thanks to God.

Why does The Holy Spirit compel me to write concerning giving?  It is to pluck the root of greed from one’s heart.  This root of all evil must be eliminated from the heart in order to come into full maturity as a Son or Daughter.

FATHER directed us specifically to give to the poor and the above passage reveals both the intent and results of such giving.  Servias was able to double its giving to the impoverished kids this last month.  What a blessing!  FATHER will not forget our kindness and generous deeds!

I trust FATHER when I give, whether it be the tithe of cleansing or additional giving.  I am truly grateful for others who have grasped this Truth.  Is there better seed to sow than to assist impoverished kids?  Aren’t they meant to overcome their circumstances so that they can fulfill their callings given to them before they were formed in the womb?

I trust FATHER to not only supply my need but to also provide an abundance so that I can supply the needs of others who have yet to see the Love of THE FATHER.  Our seeds of Agape Love will not be denied for I trust FATHER’S Word.

Before FATHER imparted into us our destiny, HE set aside our provision.  HIS provision will arrive by various means so we must not attempt to restrict any source from coming forth by forming some bias.  Expect the unexpected.

I give because I Love.  I Love because FATHER revealed HIS Love to me by providing me the Way to restoration through Jesus Christ and by providing HIS Holy Spirit to lead and guide me throughout each day.  How grateful am I and I trust you are too!

The Proper Mindset

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Neither Jesus nor The Holy Spirit speak own Their own for They are in full unity with FATHER.  This is the essence of pure fellowship.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Philippians chapter 2:

2 Look at how much encouragement you’ve found in your relationship with the Anointed One! You are filled to overflowing with His comforting Love. You have experienced a deepening friendship with the Holy Spirit and have felt His tender affection and mercy.

2 So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity—with one heart, one passion, and united in one Love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy.

FATHER intends for us to be in unity by walking in Agape Love.  As we do, we become trustworthy of the Kingdom’s assets and will deploy FATHER’S resources to further the Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.  We are meant to be representatives of Our Heavenly Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and The Most Holy Spirit in all we say and do.

FATHER is not looking for us to simply modify our behavior for that is done by our own faculties.  Instead, HE intends for us to walk out our lives with a “heart” change and as a result, Agape Love becomes our true nature and intent.  As we focus on The Word and diligently plant FATHER’S Seed in our lives, we will ultimately produce a bountiful harvest based on Agape Love.  Our part has to do with the soil… our heart.  We have the right of choice.

We can choose to submit to our flesh or place it under subjection.  We can choose to be controlled by our emotions like a rudderless ship or control them.  We can choose to develop our intellect at the expense of our spiritual maturity or we can maintain a proper balance of priorities.  It is all up to us.

The Holy Spirit continues through Paul’s writing:

3 Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. 4 Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. 5 And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let His mindset become your motivation.

We must not be self-absorbed and always look for others to supply our personal needs.  FATHER is more than able to supply all our need in every area of our life.  HE is the one constant we can always count on but we must not distance ourselves by corruption or contamination.

Jesus walked in full assurance of FATHER’S perfect plan, Will, and purpose.  That was His mindset.  How did He know FATHER’S Divine Intent?  He spent time in prayer consistently and purposefully.  He was led by The Holy Spirit in all things and only spoke what FATHER directed.  He had no “opinion” but only stood on The Word.

OPINION is when the assent of the understanding is so far gained by evidence of probability, that it rather inclines to one persuasion than to another, yet not without a mixture of uncertainty or doubting.

Notice the words probability, uncertainty, and doubting.  Those words have no value or use in Heaven.  Every Word FATHER speaks has certainty and accuracy contained therein.  This is why Jesus cautioned against idle words.

From circumstances, most people form opinions with respect to future events.  I prefer to simply walk according to The Holy Spirit in full trust of His guidance.  This is the only way to insure complete success in my calling and proper use of my gifts.  FATHER gave me gifts for the purpose of supplying the Body of Christ and furthering HIS Kingdom.  Our gifts are not intended for use on behalf of the kingdom of darkness.

We are to walk in the same mindset as our Elder Brother Jesus.  That is the extremely Good News.  The intent of the New Testament is to guide us into His mindset so as we study and contemplate The Word, our mindset will change and conform to FATHER’S Divine Intent.  Oh how simple it is meant to be!

Maintaining Holiness

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Producing fruit requires understanding, not just hearing.

The fruit of The Spirit reflects the personality of FATHER.  Our fruit can be hindered if we allow contamination to take place.  We are urged to have no fellowship with unholiness for it will keep us from dwelling in the Secret Place.

Further, being neutral is taking a position thus apathy in dealing with spiritual issues and is no different than acceptance of the adversary’s plans.

In 1 Corinthians chapter 5, Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit:

5 1–2 It’s been widely reported that there is gross sexual immorality among you—the kind of immorality that’s so revolting it’s not even tolerated by the social norms of unbelievers. Are you proud of the fact that one of your men is having sex with his stepmother?  Shouldn’t this heartbreaking scandal bring you to your knees in tears? You must remove the offender from among you!

3 Even though I am physically far away from you, my spirit is present with you. And as one who is present with you, I have already evaluated and judged the perpetrator. 4 So call a meeting, and when you gather together in the name of our Lord Jesus, and you know my spirit is present with you in the infinite power of our Lord Jesus, 5 release this man over to Satan for the destruction of his rebellious flesh, in hope that his spirit may be rescued and restored in the day of the Lord.

6 Boasting over your tolerance of sin is inappropriate. Don’t you understand that even a small compromise with sin permeates the entire fellowship, just as a little leaven permeates a batch of dough? 7 So remove every trace of your “leaven” of compromise with sin so that you might become new and pure again. For indeed, you are clean because Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us. 8 So now we can celebrate our continual feast, not with the old “leaven,” the yeast of wickedness or bitterness, but we will feast on the freshly baked bread of innocence and holiness.

We must have no fellowship with those who would contaminate us with their sin.  However, we are meant to minister repentance to them.  Ministry is different than fellowship.

FATHER has no problem in allowing the destruction of the flesh to occur for those who have decided to live a life in darkness.  They will have a later opportunity to repent once they are no longer influenced and submitted to their fleshly desires.

In response to the Corinthians taking a stand against the man who was committing incest, Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians chapter 2:

6 I believe that your united rebuke has been punishment enough for him. 7 Instead of more punishment, what he needs most is your encouragement through your gracious display of forgiveness. 8 I beg you to reaffirm your deep Love for him.

9 You see, I wrote previously in order to see if your hearts would pass the test and if you were willing to follow my counsel in everything. 10 If you freely forgive anyone for anything, then I also forgive him. And if I have forgiven anything, I did so for you before the face of Christ, 11 so that we would not be exploited by the adversary, Satan, for we know his clever schemes.

Satan would have us tolerate sin and become “galvanized” toward it and allow it to cohabitate among the brethren thus contaminating the whole group of believers.  We must understand the correction side of Agape Love and know it is just as important as the grace and mercy aspect.  We must not compromise our desire to walk in Holiness.  We must confront sin “in the camp” and not allow it to be found among us.  Maintaining neutrality toward sin is unacceptable.

If we are to walk unhindered on the Highway of Holiness, we must not allow ourselves to be compromised and we must actively take a stand against anything that would hinder our walk.  We must be uncompromising in our thoughts, speech, and actions.  As we become fully trustworthy in our uncompromising walk, FATHER will impart a greater level of power and authority for ministry toward mankind.

In chapter 35, Isaiah prophesied by The Holy Spirit of this walk in Holiness:

1 The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them,

​​And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose;

2 ​​It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice,

​​Even with joy and singing.

​​The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,

​​The excellence of Carmel and Sharon.

​​They shall see the glory of the LORD,

​​The excellency of our God.

​3 ​​Strengthen the weak hands,

​​And make firm the feeble knees.

4 ​​Say to those who are fearful-hearted,

​​“Be strong, do not fear!

​​Behold, your God will come with vengeance,

​​With the recompense of God;

​​He will come and save you.”

​5 ​​Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,

​​And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

6 ​​Then the lame shall leap like a deer,

​​And the tongue of the dumb sing.

​​For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,

​​And streams in the desert.

7 ​​The parched ground shall become a pool,

​​And the thirsty land springs of water;

​​In the habitation of jackals, where each lay,

​​There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

8 ​​A highway shall be there, and a road,

​​And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.

​​The unclean shall not pass over it,

​​But it shall be for others.

​​Whoever walks the road, although a fool,

​​Shall not go astray.

9 ​​No lion shall be there,

​​Nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it;

​​It shall not be found there.

​​But the redeemed shall walk there,

10 ​​And the ransomed of the LORD shall return,

​​And come to Zion with singing,

​​With everlasting joy on their heads.

​​They shall obtain joy and gladness,

​​And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Jesus Was On A Mission

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Psalm 89:

9 You rule over oceans and the swelling seas.

When their stormy waves rise, you speak, and they lie still.

And Mark recorded by The Holy Spirit in chapter 4:

35 Later that day, after it grew dark, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36 After they had sent the crowd away, they shoved off from shore with him, as he had been teaching from the boat, and there were other boats that sailed with them. 37 Suddenly, as they were crossing the lake, a ferocious tempest arose, with violent winds and waves that were crashing into the boat until it was all but swamped. 38 But Jesus was calmly sleeping in the stern, resting on a cushion. 39 So they shook him awake, saying, “Teacher, don’t you even care that we are all about to die!” Fully awake, he rebuked the storm and shouted to the sea, “Hush! Calm down!” All at once the wind stopped howling and the water became perfectly calm.

40 Then he turned to his disciples and said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Haven’t you learned to trust yet?” 41 But they were overwhelmed with fear and awe and said to one another, “Who is this man who has such authority that even the wind and waves obey him?”

Most every teaching I have heard in the past stops and purely focuses on Jesus’ command over the sea… and that is not a bad thing.  Jesus specifically chose that time to go across the sea.  Why?  Because FATHER had directed Him to do so, without delay for it certainly wasn’t convenient to take a boat trip at night.  What was the purpose for the trip?  To cast a “legion” or “mob” of demons out of a man who lived in a non-Jewish region.

This was a region of non-Jewish people who were raising swine, which was considered unclean by Jewish dietary laws. Gerasenes (or Gadarenes) were people who lived in a region opposite Galilee, on the southeastern side of Lake Galilee.  The head of these territorial demons saw that Jesus was headed their way so he tried to dissuade them by initiating a storm.  Jesus was not surprised.  FATHER dispatched Jesus to deal with these demons even though they were in a “non-Jewish” area.

Mark 5:1 They arrived at the other side of the lake, at the region of the Gerasenes. 2 As Jesus stepped ashore, a demon-possessed madman came out of the graveyard and confronted him.

Jesus had barely stepped out of the boat before He was confronted by demons.

3 The man had been living there among the tombs of the dead, and no one was able to restrain him, not even with chains. 4 For every time they attempted to chain his hands and feet with shackles, he would snap the chains and break the shackles in pieces. He was so strong that no one had the power to subdue him. 5 Day and night he could be found lurking in the cemetery or in the vicinity, shrieking and mangling himself with stones!

6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran to him and threw himself down before him, 7 screaming out at the top of his lungs, “Leave me alone, Jesus, Son of the Most High God! Swear in God’s name that you won’t torture me!” 8 (For Jesus had already said to him, “Come out of that man, you demon spirit!”)

Jesus’ trip across the sea was specifically directed to casting out those demons.  We must not be reluctant to do the same, without hesitation.  As we come into full maturity as Sons (and Daughters), we will deal with similar territorial demons.  FATHER will direct us to cast them out of those whom they possess.  It is all about dominion backed by the power and authority given to us by FATHER.

9 Jesus said to him, “What is your name?”

“Mob,” he answered. “They call me Mob because there are thousands of us in his body!” 10 He begged Jesus repeatedly not to expel them out of the region.

11 Nearby there was a large herd of pigs feeding on the hillside. 12 The demons begged him, “Send us into the pigs. Let us enter them!”

13 So Jesus gave them permission, and the demon horde immediately came out of the man and went into the pigs! This caused the herd to rush madly down the steep slope and fall into the lake, drowning about two thousand pigs!

Jesus spoke directly to the demons and of course they begged Him not to expel them out of the region.  Yes, He knew they were territorial thus He fully understood the hierarchy of the kingdom of darkness.  Once Jesus accomplished what He was directed to do, He did not stay any longer:

18 And as Jesus began to get into the boat to depart, the man who had been set free from demons asked Him, “Could I go with you?” 19 Jesus answered, “No,” but said to him, “Go back to your home and to your family and tell them what the Lord has done for you. Tell them how he had mercy on you.”

20 So the man left and went into the region of Jordan and parts of Syria to tell everyone he met about what Jesus had done for him, and all the people marveled!

Let us be prepared to do the same thing Jesus did for we are to do greater works.  This does include casting out demons.  Be assured that as we walk in the full power and authority, we too will be confronted.