Archive for April, 2021

Setting Heavenly Expectations

Friday, April 30th, 2021

We need to see things from a Divine perspective.  This will occur as we renew our mind.  A renewed mind is essential for continued victory in our lives.

In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus spoke concerning the Secret Place and how we are to pray to FATHER:

6 But whenever you pray, go into your innermost chamber and be alone with Father God, praying to Him in secret. And your Father, Who sees all you do, will reward you openly. 7 When you pray, there is no need to repeat empty phrases, praying like the Gentiles do, for they expect God to hear them because of their many words. 8 There is no need to imitate them, since Your Father already knows what you need before you ask Him.

9 Pray like this:

‘Our Beloved Father, dwelling in the Heavenly realms,

    may the glory of Your Name

    be the center on which our lives turn.

10 Manifest your kingdom realm,

    and cause Your every purpose to be fulfilled on earth,

    just as it is in Heaven.

11 We acknowledge you as our Provider

    of all we need each day.

We are to pray that EVERY PURPOSE of FATHER be fulfilled on earth just as it is in Heaven.  There is nothing in Heaven that isn’t part of HIS purposes.  Those same purposes are meant to be brought forth to earth to us and through us.  We should have the expectation that all of His purposes are to come forth on earth. 

This will occur as we are transformed by the renewing of our mind and praying daily, even continuously in The Holy Spirit.  His Directives will not only meet our daily needs, but we will be empowered to bring forth the fullness of His Kingdom.  Jesus set this expectation and we need to pray and speak this forth with true intent rather than simply quoting what is written without any commitment to be a part of the flow.

We are to assess our hearts and not allow unforgiveness to be found in us.  Jesus instructed us how to remove unforgiveness… release forgiveness to others.

12 Forgive us the wrongs we have done as we ourselves

    release forgiveness to those who have wronged us.

Jesus revealed the fact that we will face opposition to establishing FATHER’S Kingdom on earth.  This is why we will be described as Overcomers.  FATHER accepts the responsibility to set us free from evil.  If HE didn’t have the power to do so, Jesus would not have included it in this prayer thus we need to expect HIM to perform.  Why?  This is part of our covenant with HIM by HIS own Word and we acknowledge that covenant every time we pray.

13 Rescue us every time we face tribulation

    and set us free from evil.

    For you are the King who rules

    with power and glory forever. Amen.’

Jesus then emphasized the need to express forgiveness of the faults of others.  We are told to imitate GOD and HE forgave us of our faults thus as mature Sons and Daughters, we are to do the same toward others.  We must not allow unforgiveness to hinder the performance of our covenant with FATHER.

14 “And when you pray, make sure you forgive the faults of others so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you. 15 But if you withhold forgiveness from others, your Father withholds forgiveness from you.”

All authority has been given to us through the Name of Jesus for the King and His Kingdom has given us authority as ambassadors.  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Corinthians chapter 5:

20 We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world, as though God were tenderly pleading with them directly through our lips. So we tenderly plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Turn back to God and be reconciled to Him.” 21 For God made the only One Who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God through our union with Him.

It is up to each of us to carry the message of Christ to the world.  Peter wrote in his 1st epistle chapter 4:

11 Whoever speaks, [let him do it as one who utters] oracles of God; whoever renders service, [let him do it] as with the strength which God furnishes abundantly, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him be the glory and dominion forever and ever (through endless ages). Amen (so be it).

Peter expresses the revelation that FATHER will provide abundantly and we need to grasp this Truth and doubt not.  Agape Love isn’t reluctant to bless and we are given the tools when we act according to FATHER’S Directives.  Jesus told us to constantly plant seed in our hearts and expect a good harvest of fruit.  This fruit includes every aspect of establishing the Kingdom on earth.  There is no limitation of strength, Wisdom, understanding, knowledge, skill, or finances because FATHER is ready to be our Provision in all areas.  HE is not the problem or the restriction, our less than mature mindset is where the problem lies.

12 Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you.

13 But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory [full of radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph [exultantly].

Our quality and commitment will be tested to insure purity in our motives.  We must not ask amiss and this is why we need to meditate on His Word day and night.  There are no scarcities in Heaven.

Heaven’s Perspective

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

We need to see things from a Divine perspective.  This will occur as we renew our mind.  A renewed mind is essential for continued victory in our lives.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 12:

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.

The Holy Spirit plays a crucial part in the renewing of the mind.  As I pray in The Holy Spirit, I promote the transformation of my mind and thus my priorities change to the Heavenly perspective.  The trappings of the world are no longer a distraction nor of any interest.

As our mindsets change, we will become more aware of angelic activity around us.  Our angels are not sitting dormant in Heaven for they are ministering spirits given to us while we are here on earth.  Jacob came to this reality at Bethel.  It is written by THE SPIRIT in Genesis chapter 28:

10 Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. 12 Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

13 And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: “I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. 14 Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. 15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”

Jacob was the 3rd generation of Abraham yet he didn’t know about this Sacred place?  Both Abraham and Isaac had failed to teach Jacob about their relationship with FATHER or else he paid no attention to them.

16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” 17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of Heaven!”

18 Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it. 19 And he called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of that city had been Luz previously.

When FATHER shows up, so does our mindset.  Jacob changed the name of the place from Luz (meaning almond tree; ability to see) to Bethel (House or dwelling place of GOD; experiencing GOD).  It is one thing to see yet another to experience.  A “portal” opened up from Heaven and the angels accessed this portal into the physical realm.

20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21 so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the LORD shall be my God. 22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”

I am convinced that this particular stone came from the altar that Abraham built in Genesis chapter 12.

When Jacob had his encounter with THE LORD, his mindset changed and he immediately received and embraced the revelation of the tithe.  Abraham received the revelation of the tithe when he encountered Jesus in Genesis chapter 14:

18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; He was the priest of God Most High. 19 And He blessed him and said:

​​“Blessed be Abram of God Most High,

​​Possessor of heaven and earth;

20 ​​And blessed be God Most High,

​​Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”

And he gave him a tithe of all.

Even though Abraham had these critical encounters with GOD, he and Isaac did not sufficiently train up Jacob concerning these supernatural events.  However, FATHER made sure that HIS covenant with Abraham would survive the lack of training or lack of attention by Jacob.  If the tithe was not so important, it would not be included and emphasized in these encounters.  The tithe precedes anticipated blessings in both accounts as their mindsets were changed by the revelations they received from FATHER.  When you start seeing from Heaven’s perspective, you respond according to Heaven’s priorities for your life.

Remove The Limitation

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Once we are fully rooted and grounded in Agape Love, we will no longer limit FATHER and HIS blessings in our lives.  FATHER wants us to see and experience supernatural growth in our lives but it is up to each of us to remove the limitations promoted by our mindset.

Change is a part of life.  When you resist change, you become stagnant.  The Holy Spirit in us awaits the planting of the Seed which is The Word of GOD.  The anointing and Heavens resources may lie dormant in the believer for his or her entire life.  These writings are meant to activate those resources and become a blessing to others.  The result should be expansion, not contraction or withdrawal.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Deuteronomy chapter 8:

18 “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

FATHER gives us the POWER to get wealth rather than simply giveing us wealth.  It is up to each of us to activate this power.  Why get wealth?  It is meant to establish His covenant on the earth.  When His mature Sons and Daughters walk in this Truth, He moves in situations to accomplish His Word.  These Sons and Daughters walk in Agape Love and are full of integrity, faith, and trust IN HIM.  Those who don’t embrace this Truth simply become observers and may end up losing what they have.

In the parable of the talents (Matthew chapter 25), Jesus sums up the parable by stating:

29 For the one who has (the trustworthy servants) will be given more, until he overflows with abundance. And the one with hardly anything (the servant without revelation of Who His Master really is), even what little he has will be taken from him.

In Mark chapter 4, Jesus spoke:

28 All by itself it sprouts, and the soil produces a crop; first the green stem, then the head on the stalk, and then the fully developed grain in the head.

Compare this to what Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 12:

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Green stem            good

Head on the stalk  acceptable

Grain in the head  perfect

Without the grain coming forth, there is no fruitfulness from the seed.  There is a growth process that cannot be circumvented if you want to produce sustained fruitfulness and blessing in your life.

In order to produce good fruit, we need to have a good root system which is not immediately observable.  We must be willing to be patient and not expect our seed to produce observable results before its time. 

As I become rooted in The Word to a greater degree, fresh revelation comes to me directly in my prayer time.  I don’t have to rely totally on others like I did when I was immature.  Does that mean that I should disregard the teachings of other ministries now?  Not in the least. 

I desire to hear revelation from all facets of FATHER’S ministry here on earth.  I thank Our Heavenly Father for those who have ministered to me and my family in the past.  One man or woman does not have all the revelation thus we need each other’s giftings in order for the Body of Christ to come into full maturity. As Paul states by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 3:

5 Who is Apollos, really? Or who is Paul? Aren’t we both just servants through whom you believed our message? Aren’t each of us doing the ministry the Lord has assigned to us? 6 I planted the church, and Apollos came and cared for it, but it was God who caused it to grow. 7 This means the one who plants is not anybody special, nor the one who waters, for God is the One who brings the supernatural growth.

FATHER wants us to grow in a supernatural manner.  We must change and remove the mindset associated with limitation.  As we do and are led by The Holy Spirit, the door will be fully opened and we will step through it to the fullness FATHER has for us.

As Jesus stated in Matthew chapter 7:

7 “Ask, and the gift is yours. Seek, and you’ll discover. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.

Thank You

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Yesterday, we made our latest monthly distribution to the impoverished kids. We were able to increase our distribution by 1/3 over the same month last year. That is exciting!

FATHER makes a record of the cheerful givers and we have set the stage for further sowing and reaping into the Kingdom. HE is pleased with those of us who take care of those kids in need. 100% of your giving goes to help these kids. Servias has minimal expenses and my wife and I gladly cover those expenses by giving above our monthly tithe. After all, it is all about Love.

Removing Limitations

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Once we are fully rooted and grounded in Agape Love, we will no longer limit FATHER and HIS blessings in our lives.  It is written by The Holy Spirit in Psalm 78:

1  Beloved ones, listen to this instruction.

    Open your heart to the revelation

    of this mystery that I share with you.

2 A parable and a proverb are hidden in what I say—

    an intriguing riddle from the past.

3–4 We’ve heard true stories from our fathers about our rich heritage.

    We will continue to tell our children

    and not hide from the rising generation

    the great marvels of our God—

    His miracles and power that have brought us all this far.

5 The story of Israel is a lesson in God’s ways.

    He established decrees for Jacob and established the law in Israel,

    and He commanded our forefathers to teach them to their children.

6 For perpetuity God’s ways will be passed down

    from one generation to the next, even to those not yet born.

7 In this way, every generation will set its hope in God

    and not forget His wonderful works but keep His commandments.

8 By following His ways they will break the past bondage

    of their fickle fathers, who were a stubborn, rebellious generation

    and whose spirits strayed from the eternal God.

    They refused to Love Him with all their hearts.

The first issue revealed in this psalm has to do with the lack of Love on the part of the people.  If you fail to pursue the fullness and revelation of Agape Love, you will limit your relationship with Our Heavenly Father.

10 They didn’t really believe the promises of God;

    they refused to trust Him and move forward in faith.

11 They forgot His wonderful works and the miracles of the past,

Without the revelation of Love, the people walked in unbelief and lack of trust.  With this mindset, they were unable to move forward in faith.  There are times when we need to recount the miracles of God in our past.  The children of Israel failed to do so and suffered from their forgetfulness.

12 even their exodus from Egypt, the epic miracle of his might.

    They forgot the glories of his power at the place of passing over.

13 God split the sea wide open, and

    the waters stood at attention on either side

    as the people passed on through!

14 By day the moving glory-cloud led them forward.

    And all through the night the fire-cloud stood as a sentry of light.

15–16 In the days of desert dryness, He split open the mighty rock,

    and the waters flowed like a river before their very eyes.

    He gave them all they wanted to drink from his living springs.

What was their response to FATHER’S constant deliverance?  They had just been delivered from the bondage of Egypt and from the pursuit of Egypt’s army.

19–20 Like spoiled children they grumbled against God,

    demanding He prove His Love by saying,

    “Can’t God provide for us in this barren wilderness?

    Will He give us food, or will He only give us water?

    Where’s our meal?”

21 Then God heard all their complaining and was furious!

    His anger flared up against his people.

22 For they turned away from faith and walked away in fear;

    they failed to trust in His power to save them when He was near.

How many believers act like spoiled children and perpetuate their self-centeredness?  How many hold back when they have the ability to give and be a blessing to others?  How many hoard assets in storage and then throw it all away fifteen years later while those in need do without?  We can understand why FATHER would be furious with them.  Some people are just unwilling to grow up and walk in maturity for they are blinded by their own mindset of fear and greed.

Yet FATHER in HIS great mercy:

23–24 Still he spoke on their behalf, and the skies opened up;

    the windows of heaven poured out food,

    the mercy bread-manna.

    The grain of grace fell from the clouds.

25 Humans ate angels’ food—the meal of the mighty ones.[d]

    His grace gave them more than enough!

26–27 The heavenly winds of miracle power blew in their favor,

    and food rained down upon them;

    succulent quail quieted their hunger as they ate all they wanted.

28 Food fell from the skies, thick as clouds;

    their provision floated down right in front of their eyes!

29 He gave them all they desired, and they ate to their fill.

Yet in spite of all His acts, they kept right on sinning.  Even when they saw God’s marvels, they refused to believe God could care for them.  When He cared for them they ignored Him.

Amazingly, God—so full of compassion—still forgave them and He covered over their sins with His Love and He showed them mercy.

41 Again and again they limited God, preventing Him from blessing them.

    Continually they turned back from Him

    and provoked the Holy One of Israel!

42 They forgot His great Love, how He took them by His hand,

    and with redemption’s kiss He delivered them from their enemies.

43 They disregarded all the epic signs and marvels they saw

    when they escaped from Egypt’s bondage.

    They forgot the judgment of the plagues that set them free.

We must not forget FATHER’S wondrous acts in the past which have delivered us from sin and sickness.  We must not limit FATHER by our mindset and narrow thinking.  FATHER promised us abundance yet most fail to pursue HIS abundance or their pursuit is tainted by selfish motivations.  Agape Love wants to expand blessings to all mankind.  Isn’t this what spreading the Gospel is all about?

When I tithe, I take off the limitations of blessing.  When I don’t, limitation occurs.  I have seen this Truth confirmed in my own life over the years.  I have experienced FATHER eliminating my debt in a supernatural fashion.  I have experienced supernatural deliverance from disease and death. 

There are those who don’t want to hear about giving yet how can I be silent when this Truth prevails in my life!  I am a living testimony of the Goodness of Our Heavenly Father.  I am no more exceptional than anyone who reads these words.  I simply Love, trust, and rely on FATHER, My Lord Jesus, and The Holy Spirit for my existence AND my future.  HIS Word works thus I share ITS fruitfulness and I am determined not to make the same mistakes which are recorded in this Psalm.

Seed Development

Monday, April 26th, 2021

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Joshua chapter 1:

8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Good success takes time and focus.  As you and I meditate on The Word, whether written or imparted by The Holy Spirit, It becomes part of us and manifests as good fruit.

Jesus spoke in Mark chapter 4:

28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself (automatically); first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.  KJV

28 All by itself it sprouts, and the soil produces a crop; first the green stem, then the head on the stalk, and then the fully developed grain in the head.  TPT

A seed does not need our help in producing fruit.  Given this Truth, you only need to look at one’s fruit to see where the heart is focused.  If death and destruction are the primary fruit, then one is being carnally-minded.  If life and abundance are the observable fruit, then good seed was sown by the spiritually-minded person.  Each of us is meant to judge his or her own fruit and make needed adjustments.

Every living thing is fundamentally reproduced by seed.

We must protect our hearts from those who would dump their “seed” into our hearts.  They may be speaking toxic words which will produce toxic results.  Yes, “we become like the company we keep” is based on this reality.  Words of fear and failure will always bring forth death and destruction.

Conversely, Jesus spoke in John chapter 10:

10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Who are you going to listen to and meditate on?  This Truth is at the center of why I so strongly advocate praying in THE SPIRIT every morning.  It changes me for the good.  My outlook improves.  My faith increases.  The list goes on.

Your heart does not discriminate whether the seed planted is good or bad, nor does it consider who planted it.  This is why children are vulnerable to words spoken over them by adults.  This also provides understanding why some curses are handed down from generation to generation.  The adversary wants to keep us enslaved by wrong mindsets whereas Jesus’ Words will set the captives free.

Wisdom spoke in Proverbs chapter 4:

23 Guard your heart above all else,

for it determines the course of your life.

We must be careful concerning what seed we allow to be planted in our hearts.  We need to quit limiting FATHER by dwelling on the negative reports from the world.  Our mindsets need to change and we need to expect life and abundance.  Jesus would not have stated this Truth if He didn’t mean it.  When you challenge this Truth, you have told yourself that you don’t really believe the Words of Jesus.

People will try to analyze away Truths that don’t agree with their soulish mindsets.  That needs to cease.  The Word needs to be established in our hearts just as we need to be rooted and grounded in Agape Love.  We need to quit limiting FATHER and HIS blessings in our lives.

Our Defining Moment

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

We are at a defining moment in history.  FATHER directed me to Psalm 18.  This Psalm applies to us today.  Pay close attention to verse 8 for smoke is coming out of FATHER’S Nostrils, a firm indication of judgment in some manner.

The limitations are being removed for those who are all in:

1 I Love YOU, Yahweh, and I’m bonded to YOU,

    my strength!

2 Yahweh, You’re the bedrock beneath my feet,

    my faith-fortress, my wonderful deliverer,

    my God, my rock of rescue where none can reach me.

    You’re the shield around me,

    the mighty power that saves me,

    and my high place.

3 All I need to do is to call on You,

    Yahweh, the praiseworthy God.

    When I do, I’m safe and sound in You—

    delivered from my foes!

4–5 For when the cords of death wrapped around me

    and torrents of destruction overwhelmed me,

    taking me to death’s door,

6 in my distress I cried out to You, the delivering God,

    and from Your temple-throne You heard my troubled cry,

    and my sobs went right into Your heart.

7 The earth itself shivered and shook.

    It reeled and rocked before him.

    As the mountains trembled, they melted away,

    for His anger was kindled on my behalf!

8 Fierce flames leapt from His mouth,

    erupting with blazing, burning coals as smoke

    and fire encircled him.

9–10 He stretched heaven’s curtain open and came to my defense.

    Swiftly he rode to earth as the stormy sky was lowered.

    He rode a chariot of thunderclouds amidst thick darkness;

    His steed was a cherub,

    soaring on outstretched wings of Spirit-Wind.

11 Wrapped in the thick-cloud darkness,

    His thunder-tabernacle surrounded him.

    He hid himself in mystery-darkness;

    the dense rain clouds were His garments.

12 Suddenly the brilliance of His presence broke through

    with lightning bolts and hail—

    a tempest dropping coals of fire.

13 The Lord thundered; the great God above every god

    spoke with His thunder-voice from the sky.

    The Most High uttered His voice!

14 He released His lightning-arrows, and routed my foes.

    See how they ran and scattered in fear!

15 Then with His mighty roar he laid bare the foundations of the earth,

    uncovering the secret source of the sea.

    The hidden depths of land and sea were exposed

    by the blast of His hot breath.

16 He rescued me from the mighty waters

    and drew me to himself!

17 Even though I was helpless in the hands

    of my hateful, strong enemy,

    You were good to deliver me.

18 When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked—

    but the Lord held on to me.

19 His Love broke open the way,

    and he brought me into a beautiful, broad place.

    He rescued me—because His delight is in me!

20 He rewarded me for doing what’s right and staying pure.

21 I will follow His commands and

    I’ll not sin by ceasing to follow him, no matter what.

22 For I’ve kept my eyes focused on His righteous words,

    and I’ve obeyed everything that he’s told me to do.

23 I’ve been blameless before him and followed all His ways,

    keeping my heart pure.

24 And so Yahweh has rewarded me according to my righteousness,

    because I kept my heart clean before His eyes.

25 Good people will taste Your goodness.

    And to those who are loyal to You,

    You Love to prove that You are loyal and true.

26 And for those who are purified, they find You always pure.

    But You’ll outwit the crooked and cunning with Your craftiness.

27 To the humble You bring heaven’s deliverance,

    but the proud and haughty You disregard.

28 God, all at once You turned on a floodlight for me!

    You are the revelation-light in my darkness,

    and in Your brightness I can see the path ahead.

29 With You as my strength I can crush an enemy horde,

    advancing through every stronghold that stands in front of me.

30 Yahweh, what a perfect God You are!

    All Yahweh’s promises have proven true.

    What a secure shelter for all those

    who turn to hide themselves in You,

    the wraparound God.

31 Could there be any other god like Yahweh?

    For there is not a more secure foundation than You.

32 God, You have wrapped me in power

    and made my way perfect.

33 Through You I ascend to the highest peaks

    to stand strong and secure in You.

34 You’ve trained me with the weapons of warfare-worship;

    my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

35 You empower me for victory with Your wraparound presence.

    Your power within makes me strong to subdue.

    By stooping down in gentleness,

    You made me great!

36 You’ve set me free, and now I’m standing complete,

    ready to fight some more!

37 I caught up with my enemies and conquered them

    and didn’t turn back until the war was won!

38 I smashed them to pieces and

    I finished them once and for all; they’re as good as dead.

39 You’ve placed Your armor upon me

    and made my enemies bow low at my feet.

40 You’ve made them all turn tail and run,

    for through You I’ve destroyed them all!

41 They shouted for help, but no one dared to rescue them.

    They cried out to Yahweh, but he refused to answer them.

42 So I pulverized them to powder and cast them to the wind.

    I swept them away like dirt on the floor.

43 You gave me victory on every side,

    for You make me a leader of nations.

    Even those I’ve never heard of come and bow at my feet.

44 As soon as they heard of me they submitted to me.

    Even the rebel foreigners obey my every word.

45 Their rebellion fades away as they come near;

    trembling in their strongholds,

    they come crawling out of their hideouts,

    cringing in fear before me.

46 Yahweh lives!

    Praise is lifted high to the unshakable God!

    Towering over all, my Savior-God is worthy to be praised!

47 Look how he pays back harm to all who harm me,

    subduing all who come against me.

48 He rescues me from my enemies;

    he lifts me up high and keeps me out of reach,

    far from the grasp of my violent foe.

49 So I thank You, Yahweh, with my praises!

    I will sing my song to the highest God,

    so all among the nations will hear me.

50 You have given me, Your king, great victories.

    You’ve always been tender and kind to me, Your anointed one,

    Your loving servant, David, and to all my descendants!

HE Is Waiting On Us

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

We need to discern when our opportunity is at hand.  As we listen to The Holy Spirit, we will be enabled to see not only the opportunity, but also the timing.

Many believers think that we are waiting on FATHER to do something.  The reverse is true, HE is waiting on us.  The issue is our mindset.  HE is waiting on us individually to qualify for the next level of maturity.

David waited 17 years from the time he was anointed to the time he defeated Goliath.  Time is not an issue to FATHER.  The anointing required for your calling is being drawn to you like a magnet.  See it, accept it, and embrace it when it finally arrives.  Don’t be reluctant when someone wants to give you a resource required for your calling, yet don’t be arrogant in accepting it either.  Simply accept it, being full of grace.

FATHER is grooming us to be irresistible to others so don’t be surprised by this when it manifests.  As we pray in The Holy Spirit, we take on His qualities and one of those qualities attracts people.  Others will be repelled because they are rejecting The Gospel in their lives.  Their carnal man and flesh are more important to them.  Ultimately, they will suffer judgment and we don’t want to be collateral damage.

When you are fully led by THE SPIRIT, your limitations are removed.  Accept correction so that the limitations to being fully led are removed.  When the limitations are removed, you can see ahead and your hope is aligned with Spiritual reality that has yet to be manifested.  Our faith then pulls those hopes into reality. Since hope is based on a foundation of Agape Love, we must have a solid foundation to allow hope to be manifested in faith.  This is why FATHER has had me focus on Agape Love since 2005.  It was all about correcting my mindset from earlier teachings.

Limitation removal is conditional based on our willingness to be corrected.  Those who preach the doctrine that we have no choice, have totally disregarded what Agape Love represents.  Their doctrine removes accountability thus we would have no claim to fruitfulness for examination.  It is your choice whether to spiritually expand or contract.  The limitations stopping you are only in your mind.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 12:

9 And isn’t it true that we respect our earthly fathers even though they corrected and disciplined us? Then we should demonstrate an even greater respect for God, Our Spiritual Father, as we submit to HIS life-giving discipline. 10 Our parents corrected us for the short time of our childhood as it seemed good to them. But God corrects us throughout our lives for our own good, giving us an invitation to share HIS Holiness. 11 Now all discipline seems to be painful at the time, yet later it will produce a transformation of character, bringing a harvest of righteousness and peace to those who yield to it.

12 So be made strong even in your weakness by lifting up your tired hands in prayer and worship. And strengthen your weak knees, 13 for as you keep walking forward on God’s paths all your stumbling ways will be Divinely healed!

14 In every relationship be swift to choose peace over competition, and run swiftly toward Holiness, for those who are not Holy will not see the Lord. 15 Watch over each other to make sure that no one misses the revelation of God’s grace. And make sure no one lives with a root of bitterness sprouting within them which will only cause trouble and poison the hearts of many.

16 Be careful that no one among you lives in immorality, becoming careless about God’s blessings, like Esau who traded away his rights as the firstborn for a simple meal. 17 And we know that later on when he wanted to inherit his father’s blessing, he was turned away, even though he begged for it with bitter tears, for it was too late then to repent.

We are meant to be extreme in our faith and our vision.  Our mindsets must align with Heaven so that our faith becomes truly great.  If we do change, we can be those who expect a 100 fold return of the good seed planted.

Finish The Race!

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

A full marathon is 26.2 miles long.  I saw the following car window sticker and it reminded me of certain times in my life.  Though humorous, it did hit home:

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 12:

1 As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us.

Those great witnesses are cheering us on from Above.  They set forth a foundation from which we continue onto perfection.  Let us not allow our passion and determination to falter.  We are called to “make life happen” in ourselves and others.  We need to sow seeds of Agape Love and kindness when given the opportunity.

2 We look away from the natural realm and we focus our attention and expectation onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because His heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be His, He endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the Throne of God!

If your attention and expectation is focused elsewhere, then repent and return it to Jesus and His Divine Intent for you.  Jesus spent no time discussing Rome and its politics.  Instead His focus was to redeem mankind, show the Goodness of Our Heavenly Father, heal the sick, and cast out demons.  This should be our focus as well.

3 So consider carefully how Jesus faced such intense opposition from sinners who opposed their own souls, so that you won’t become worn down and cave in under life’s pressures. 4 After all, you have not yet reached the point of sweating blood in your opposition to sin. 5 And have you forgotten His encouraging words spoken to you as his children? He said,

“My child, don’t underestimate the value

    of the discipline and training of the Lord God,

    or get depressed when HE has to correct you.

6 For the Lord’s training of your life

    is the evidence of HIS faithful Love.

    And when HE draws you to HIMSELF,

    it proves you are HIS delightful child.”

7 Fully embrace God’s correction as part of your training, for HE is doing what any Loving father does for his children. For who has ever heard of a child who never had to be corrected? 8 We all should welcome God’s discipline as the validation of authentic Sonship. For if we have never once endured HIS correction it only proves we are strangers and not sons.

What a powerful statement!  What else can I say?  There are those of us who will persevere through our time of correction and complete our mission and there are those who won’t.  What will be FATHER’S assessment of you?  Will you finish the marathon race full of obstacles or will you quit because of agony and conflict?

The proper path to run has been set before us and it was written in our books before we were even formed in the womb.  FATHER has provision in Heaven to enable us to complete the race.  Our faith is meant to pull it down to reality.

Embrace whatever correction and obstacles you are facing.  Just because I nearly died five times, I didn’t give up and I encourage you to embrace the above passage and join me in that same mindset.  Our Heavenly witnesses are our cheering squad so let us all cross the finish line together.  It is not important to be first but instead it is to cross the finish line together.  Let these words encourage you to join me in this marathon race to the end.

Don’t ever give up, don’t ever back off!

From Promises To Reality

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

What it more important to you, temporary satisfaction or long-term benefits, blessings, and great rewards from FATHER?  It is easy to be theoretical in your answer but when you are confronted with the reality of potentially suffering, which option will you choose?  This issue speaks to why I continue to emphasize praying in Tongues thus increasing our hearing The Holy Spirit in all matters which in turn results in us walking in great faith.  It is a progression.

Are you fully convinced in Jesus and His Words where you would die for Him?

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 11:

13 These heroes all died still clinging to their faith, not even receiving all that had been promised them. But they saw beyond the horizon the fulfillment of their promises and gladly embraced it from afar. They all lived their lives on earth as those who belonged to another realm.

14 For clearly, those who live this way are longing for the appearing of a heavenly city. 15 And if their hearts were still remembering what they left behind, they would have found an opportunity to go back. 16 But they couldn’t turn back for their hearts were fixed on what was far greater, that is, the heavenly realm!

So because of this God is not ashamed in any way to be called their God, for He has prepared a heavenly city for them.

These heroes of faith rejected the world’s offerings and FATHER has made a record of all these rejections.  We can sow in obedience by NOT accepting the world’s alternatives to what FATHER has shown us.  Nearly every time FATHER instructed me to change jobs & companies, I was offered an alternative which looked more inviting at the time.  However, each time I respond to FATHER’S directive.

24 Faith enabled Moses to choose God’s will, for although he was raised as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, he refused to make that his identity, 25 choosing instead to suffer mistreatment with the people of God. Moses preferred faith’s certainty above the momentary enjoyment of sin’s pleasures. 26 He found his true wealth in suffering abuse for being anointed, more than in anything the world could offer him, for his eyes looked with wonder not on the immediate, but on the ultimate—faith’s great reward! 27 Holding faith’s promise Moses abandoned Egypt and had no fear of Pharaoh’s rage because he persisted in faith as if he had seen God who is unseen.

29 Faith opened the way for the Hebrews to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land, but when the Egyptians tried to cross they were swallowed up and drowned!

30 Faith pulled down Jericho’s walls after the people marched around them for seven days!

31 Faith provided a way of escape for Rahab the prostitute, avoiding the destruction of the unbelievers, because she received the Hebrew spies in peace.

40 But now God has invited us to live in something better than what they had—faith’s fullness! This is so that they could be brought to finished perfection alongside of us.

Sowing in obedience means we accept FATHER’S directives in every situation.  HE not only directs us to “go” but also to wait or reject depending on the situation.  In some cases the heroes refused to be released from their bonds and that of course is contrary to man’s mindset.  Men don’t want to suffer, especially the younger generations.  They don’t embrace the walk we as overcomers have been called to complete.  If I have to suffer, it does not matter for I am in pursuit of finished perfection.  If GOD be foe me, who can be against me?

When I was running half-marathons in my 60’s, the first 3 miles were relatively easy.  It was then next 10.1 miles that tested my commitment to finish the race.  My body would try to convince me to stop but I knew that by mile 8, it would shut up and I would then run in a rhythm until I completed the course.  The body is supposed to be a servant, not a dictator of your actions or inaction.

Faith brings forth provision for our calling if we are just willing to commit wholeheartedly to walking in great faith.  We will be tested along the way and FATHER will assess our level of commitment as HE records our sowing in obedience to HIS Word.  HIS assessment will reveal our level of commitment, trust IN HIM, and our faith in HIS Word and what THE SPIRIT instructs us.

Our faith is meant to fasten onto FATHER’S promises and pull them into reality!  Let’s do it!

PS: I am personally convinced praying in THE SPIRIT builds up our immune system, both in our souls and our bodies.  Selah.