Archive for March, 2023

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 32

Friday, March 31st, 2023

FATHER wants us to draw near to Him and walk in the Fear of THE LORD where we can walk in full intimacy as mature Sons!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 1:

15    Jesus is the Divine Portrait, the True Likeness of the invisible God, and the firstborn Heir of all creation.

16 For in Him was created the universe of things, both in the Heavenly realm and on the earth, all that is seen and all that is unseen. Every seat of power, realm of government, principality, and authority—it all exists through Him and for His purpose!

17 He existed before anything was made, and now everything finds completion in Him.

18 He is the Head of His Body, which is the church. And since He is the Beginning and the Firstborn Heir in resurrection, He is the most Exalted One, holding first place in everything.

19 For God is satisfied to have all His Fullness dwelling in Christ.

20 And by the Blood of his cross, everything in Heaven and earth is brought back to Himself—back to its original intent, restored to innocence again!

FATHER desires intimate fellowship with you and me as HIS Sons and Daughters.  HE is constantly drawing us nearer to HIM by His Holy Spirit if we will only submit to HIS desire for complete and unrestricted fellowship.  HE is pursuing always pursuing us even when we don’t realize it.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Galatians chapter 4:

4  But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,

5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as Sons.

6 And because you are Sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

7 Therefore you are no longer a slave but a Son, and if a Son, then an Heir of God through Christ.

Can you fathom what the CREATOR of Heaven, earth, and you, has done to restore the opportunity for full and complete fellowship with HIM?

James wrote by The Holy Spirit in chapter 4 of His letter to us:

7  Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Because FATHER gave us free choice to decide our path and pursuit, HE will not force us to draw near to HIM though HE desires every one of HIS Children to fellowship with HIM.  When we move toward HIM, HE knows our intent and provides the means and opportunity to ultimately enter into HIS Presence.

The Beloved Disciple wrote to us by The Holy Spirit in 1st John chapter 4:

17   By living in God, Love has been brought to Its full expression in us so that we may fearlessly face the day of judgment, because all that Jesus now is, so are we in this world.

18 Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But Love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached Love’s perfection.

19 Our Love for others is our grateful response to the Love God first demonstrated to us.

FATHER sent Jesus to us so that we would have a clear path to dwell in HIS Presence.  Let us all respond and move into that intimacy HE desires as Our Heavenly FATHER!

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 31

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

In these last days, as the glorious church, we will walk in the Fear of THE LORD!

In about 1998, Martin Paulat who was one of the most prolific prophets I encountered, shared a vision FATHER had given him about me.  This vision was not about me, per se, but about those of us who are willing to pursue Holiness despite those who would distract our walk.

There was a large group of us walking on this road.  We came to a fork in the road where one path led down to a city of bright lights.  Some took that road but some continued on the road with me.  The road became narrower and there were other forks where people selected another path and our group continued to get smaller.  The road became a path where we had to walk single file.  It was like we had to cut our way through overgrown vegetation.  There were a few of us determined to continue on the path.  Finally, we entered an open field and could walk side by side.  (End of the vision)

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Isaiah chapter 35:

1   The wilderness and dry land will be joyously glad! The desert will blossom like a rose and rejoice!

2 Every dry and barren place will burst forth with abundant blossoms, dancing and spinning with delight! Lebanon’s lush splendor covers it, the magnificent beauty of Carmel and Sharon. My people will see the awesome Glory of Yahweh, the beautiful grandeur of our God.

3 Strengthen those who are discouraged. Energize those who feel defeated.

4 Say to the anxious and fearful, “Be strong and never afraid. Look, here comes Your God! He is breaking through to give you victory! He comes to avenge your enemies. With Divine retribution He comes to save you!”

Our good fruit will manifest:

5 Then blind eyes will open and deaf ears will hear.

6 Then the lame will leap like playful deer and the tongue-tied will sing songs of triumph. Gushing water will spring up in the wilderness and streams will flow through the desert.

7 The burning sand will become a refreshing oasis, the parched ground bubbling springs, and the dragon’s lair a meadow with grass, reeds, and papyrus.

Because of our commitment to pursue Holiness:

8 There will be a Highway of Holiness called the Sacred Way. The impure will not be permitted on this road, but it will be accessible to God’s people. And not even fools will lose their way.

This is referencing the vision.  We are being cleansed so that we can continue on that straight and narrow path.  These writings are meant to disciple us so that we all can walk hand in hand next to each other as we enter into the field awaiting the harvest.

9 The lion will not be found there; no wild beast will travel on it—they will not be found there. But the redeemed will find a pathway on it.

10 Yahweh’s ransomed ones will return with glee to Zion. They will enter with a song of rejoicing and be crowned with everlasting joy. Ecstatic joy will overwhelm them; weariness and grief will disappear!

Be encouraged for THE LORD is with us even during our most challenging times!

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 30

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

In these last days, as the glorious church, we will walk in the Fear of THE LORD!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 5:

25  Husbands, Love your wives, just as Christ also Loved the church and gave Himself for her,

26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a Glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be Holy and without blemish.

The Word is based on FATHER’S Unconditional Love for us and Its Divine Intent is to fully sanctify us and make us Holy in HIS Sight.  If you Love someone, you will be passionate and seek out full and complete fellowship on a continuous basis.  You will long for a fulfilled relationship and will sacrifice whatever is necessary for that Presence to occur.  Everything else is secondary to that expression of Love.

Jesus intends to present us as His to His FATHER.  Am I reluctant to give up my identity and take on His as a member of His Glorious Church?  As a member, I am to promote unity, unlike the 10,000+ denominations that are constantly splitting.  The early church was seen as one until about 1054 AD.  Love does not demand its own but unifies if possible.

When you receive salvation, your position is established.  When you mature, your relationship is established.  When you mature, you can and will be sent by The Holy Spirit to fulfill FATHER’S mandate.

FATHER is waiting on us, we are not waiting on HIM!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1st Corinthians chapter 10:

31  Whether you eat or drink, live your life in a way that glorifies and honors God.

32 And make sure you’re not offending Jews or Greeks or any part of God’s assembly over your personal preferences.

33 Follow my example, for I try to please everyone in all things, rather than putting my liberty first. I sincerely attempt to do anything I can so that others may be saved.

When we die to the flesh, we have no issue putting others first for the mature will serve the immature out of unconditional Love.

The Beloved Disciple recorded by The Holy Spirit in Revelation chapter 21:

9  Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the last seven plagues came to me and said, “Come. I will show you the beautiful bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

10 He carried me away in the realm of the Spirit to the top of a great, high mountain. There he showed me the Holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of Heaven from God.

11 It was infused with the glory of God, and its radiance was like that of a very rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.

As prophesied, we will be One with GOD and HIS Glory will infuse us to draw all men unto us.

Jesus’ Love language is obedience.  Obedience comes by relationship, not just position.  The more mature in the Word and Spirit we become, the more our relationship will result in full obedience to Him.  Nothing else will matter.  Our interest level in the worldly things will move to zero.  Our relationship with FATHER will be of the utmost importance.

Paul 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. We will experience being co-glorified with Him provided that we accept His sufferings as our own.

Jesus is more concerned about my character than my comfort!  The end result is worth that straight and narrow path we must take.  Walking in The Fear of THE LORD is vital to us staying on this path.

Interesting & Appropriate Interview

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Why hang on to an indefensible position? 40% increase in deaths???

You can’t rationalize facts and the Truth to someone who is based on emotion.

The answer to the issues at hand is spiritual.

Story at-a-Glance

  • Former BlackRock fund manager Edward Dowd is bringing attention to the surge in deaths and disability that has occurred since the COVID-19 shot campaign rolled out.
  • Group life policyholders, who are typically healthier than the general population, experienced mortality spikes of 40 percent in 2021
  • Disability numbers among the workforce reached a high of 33.2 million in September 2022, with numbers still trending up—a highly unusual increase.
  • Central banks, pharmaceutical companies, Big Tech, and the media all benefited from the pandemic and have an interest in covering up what Dowd describes as a “large global murder scene.”
  • Dowd believes there’s enough alarming data to warrant the COVID-19 shot program being stopped immediately, as the death and disability from the shots could easily exceed that from COVID-19.

Ed’s priorities: GOD, nutrition, exercise

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 29

Monday, March 27th, 2023

As we walk in the Fear of THE LORD, we will walk in dominion and authority!

We need to quit sitting around in a passive state, waiting for FATHER to get up from His Throne and act on our behalf.  Our relationship with FATHER is the foundation of our walking in true dominion and authority.

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Genesis chapter 1:

26  Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

He gave us the responsibility to walk in dominion and authority over all living things and that has not changed.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 1:

20   which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His Right Hand in the Heavenly places,

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

22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be Head over all things to the church,

23 which is His Body, the fullness of Him Who fills all in all.

FATHER is seated, Jesus is seated, thus we are to be the ones who should actively walk according to His Divine Intent.  We must no longer allow the deception of the adversary to keep us from walking in our mandate.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Philippians chapter 4:

8 Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and Holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising Him always.

Our thought life is where any hindrances to walk in dominion and authority lie.  HIS Word should always be at the forefront of our walk as we confront adversities in this broken world.

We must understand the difference between position and relationship.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Hebrews chapter 6:

7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God;

We are to be cultivators on the earth which requires action on our part.

And in Hebrews chapter 11:

6   And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that He is real and that He rewards the faith of those who passionately (diligently) seek Him.

Our diligence will determine our level of relationship, dominion, and authority.  As we immerse ourselves in HIS Word and worship, peace from Above will reign in our lives and The Holy Spirit will navigate us through the tumultuous ahead.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Philippians chapter 4:

19  I am convinced that My God will fully satisfy every need you have, for I have seen the abundant riches of glory revealed to me through Jesus Christ!

20 And God our Father will receive all the glory and the honor throughout the eternity of eternities! Amen!

by The Holy Spirit in 3rd John, he wrote:

2  Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

3 For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the Truth that is in you, just as you walk in the Truth.

As our soul prospers by renewing it, we will walk in greater dominion and authority and do greater works than Our Elder Brother, as He declared.

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 28

Sunday, March 26th, 2023

As you walk in the Fear of THE LORD, you will walk in Love as HE defines It!

GOD IS LOVE, so that when you come into HIS Presence, HIS Love will prevail in your life.

Read the following carefully and ponder it today.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1st Corinthians chapter 13:

1  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not GOD, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not GOD, I am nothing.

You will negate your faith by not walking in Love!  As you walk in The Fear of THE LORD, your faith will become great.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not GOD, it profits me nothing.

We are meant to be distribution centers motivated by Agape Love.  This is what Servias is all about.

4 GOD is patient and is kind; GOD does not envy; GOD does not parade Himself, is not puffed up;

FATHER’S patience with you and me is beyond our comprehension.  As Sons and Daughters, our failures should be treated as learning experiences, not judgment by HIM.

5 GOD does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek HIS own honor. GOD is not easily irritated or quick to take offense.

6  GOD joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong.

7 GOD is a safe place of shelter, for HE never stops believing the best for others. GOD never takes failure as defeat, for HE never gives up.

8 GOD never stops Loving. HIS Love extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. HE is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. HE remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten.

9 Our present knowledge and our prophecies are but partial,

10 but when HIS Perfection arrives, the partial will fade away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke about childish matters, for I saw things like a child and reasoned like a child. But the day came when I matured, and I set aside my childish ways.

12 For now we see but a faint reflection of riddles and mysteries as though reflected in a mirror, but one day we will see face-to-face. My understanding is incomplete now, but one day I will understand everything, just as everything about me has been fully understood.

13 Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and Love—yet GOD and His Love surpasses them all. So above all else, let Love be the beautiful prize for which you run, the fullness is found in HIS Presence!

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 27

Saturday, March 25th, 2023

As a believer, you can and should walk in the Fear of THE LORD because you are fully accepted by God!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit 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.

3 For God achieved what the law was unable to accomplish, because the law was limited by the weakness of human nature. Yet God sent us His Son in human form to identify with human weakness. Clothed with humanity, God’s Son gave His Body to be the sin-offering so that God could once and for all condemn the guilt and power of sin.

4 So now every righteous requirement of the law can be fulfilled through the Anointed One living His Life in us. And we are free to live, not according to our flesh, but by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit!

This dynamic power resides on the inside of us, waiting for our access.  What is holding us back?  It is our mindsets that must be renewed by The Word.  As we pursue walking in The Fear of THE LORD, our mindsets will come into alignment with our spirits.

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 sense and reason of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds Life and peace.

7 In fact, the mind-set focused on the flesh fights God’s plan and refuses to submit to his direction, because it cannot!

8 For no matter how hard they try, God finds no pleasure with those who are controlled by the flesh.

9 But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of Him.

10 Now Christ lives His Life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, His Life-giving Spirit imparts Life to you because you are fully accepted by God.

11  Yes, God raised Jesus to Life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, He will also raise your dying body to Life by the same Spirit that breathes Life into you!

12 So then, Beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it.

13 For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the Life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste His abundant Life.

We must no longer allow the flesh to control us in any way, shape, or form.  Our flesh wants to hinder us from being in The Presence of THE LORD at all times.  Can we reside there?  Yes.  How do I know?  I fully trust what Jesus proclaimed 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. TPT

23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone Loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will Love him, and We will come to him and make Our Home with him.  NKJV

Our unconditional Love expressed to Jesus opens the door for His Presence to manifest in us and through us to benefit others.  He openly commits to making us His Dwelling Place along with Our Heavenly Father.  We must not let our soul convince us otherwise.  The case is closed concerning our past so let us disregard our past unrighteousness which has been dealt with by The Blood.

The adversary wants to convince us that we are not fully accepted in Christ.  Dispel that lie and begin to expect His Presence in you and through you to manifest.

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 26

Friday, March 24th, 2023

If you totally embrace the most Sacred prayer by Jesus, you will walk in the Fear of THE LORD!

There is no prayer more Sacred than Jesus praying to FATHER in John chapter 17.

Jesus spoke in John chapter 17:

1   This is what Jesus prayed as He looked up into Heaven,

“Father, the time has come. Unveil the glorious splendor of Your Son so that I will magnify Your glory!

2 You have already given Me authority over all people so that I may give the gift of Eternal Life to all those that You have given to Me.

3 Eternal Life means to know and experience You as the only True God, and to know and experience Jesus Christ, as the Son Whom You have sent.

4 I have glorified You on the earth by faithfully doing everything You’ve told Me to do.

5 So My Father, restore me back to the glory that We shared Together when We were face-to-face before the universe was created.”

Jesus completed His mission on earth to the satisfaction of FATHER.  He walked totally by the directives of FATHER in all areas.  His soul and body were totally subservient to His spirit.

20  “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their Word;

21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are One:

23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have Loved them as You have Loved Me.

24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You Loved Me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.

26 And I have declared to them Your Name, and will declare It, that the Love with which You Loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”  NKJV

All of these writings are intended to bring us into full agreement and unity with Our Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus, and The Holy Spirit without exception.  When there are no exceptions, we are deemed perfect in one.

There is no room for man’s opinions because those who are in unity are totally committed to Truth from Above.  Truth does not rely on an opinion.

King David wrote by THE SPIRIT in Psalm chapter 133:

How truly wonderful and delightful it is to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity!

2 It’s as precious as the Sacred scented oil flowing from the head of the high priest Aaron, dripping down upon his beard and running all the way down to the hem of his priestly robes.

3 This harmony can be compared to the dew dripping from Mount Hermon, which flows down upon the hills of Zion. Indeed, that is where Yahweh has decreed His Blessings will be found, the promise of Life forevermore!  TPT

When we are in HIS Presence which means we are in total unity, HE will authenticate HIS Blessings through us for all to see.  There will be no question of our unity because HIS Blessings will be overflowing among us.  We must not be complacent in our walk for now is the time to pursue HIS Presence where the fullness of the Fear of THE LORD resides.

PS: These writings I am posting, are what I deem critical for these times.  The church has lost sight of the importance of The Fear of THE LORD and repentance.

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 25

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

When we truly walk in the Fear of THE LORD, we will become true disciples of Jesus and His commands!

Jesus may be your Savior, but is He truly your Lord?

Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 6:

46  “What good does it do for you to say I am your Lord and Master if you don’t put into practice what I teach you?

47 Let Me describe the one who truly follows Me and does what I say:

48 He is like a man who chooses the right place to build a house and then lays a deep and secure foundation. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it continues to stand strong and unshaken through the tempest, for he built it wisely on the right foundation.

49 But the one who has heard My teaching and does not obey it is like a man who builds a house without laying any foundation at all. When the storms and floods rage against that house, it will immediately collapse and become a total loss. Which of these two builders will you be? ”  TPT

If you haven’t yet, are you ready to make a full commitment to Him?  When I was young in The Lord, I was afraid of making a full commitment because I thought I would end up in Africa living in a hut as a missionary.  Little did I know at the time that each of us has a unique calling and attributes given to us for that calling.  FATHER’S great grace and mercy prevailed until I understood that HE was totally trustworthy and had my best interest at heart.  What an immature man I was!

Jesus further spoke in Luke chapter 14:

25  As massive crowds followed Jesus, He turned to them and said,

26 “When you follow Me as My disciple, you must put aside your father, your mother, your wife, your sisters, your brothers; it will even seem as though you hate your own life. This is the price you’ll pay to be considered one of My followers (disciples).

27 Anyone who comes to Me must be willing to share My cross and experience it as his own, or he cannot be considered to be My disciple.

28 So don’t follow Me without considering what it will cost you. For who would construct a house before first sitting down to estimate the cost to complete it?

29 Otherwise he may lay the foundation and not be able to finish. The neighbors will ridicule him, saying,

30 ‘Look at him! He started to build but couldn’t complete it!’

Do you want to disperse a “massive” crowd?  Jesus had no issue in challenging the masses concerning their full commitment to becoming one of His disciples.  Full and complete faith in Jesus pleases FATHER.

31 “Have you ever heard of a commander who goes out to war without first sitting down with strategic planning to determine the strength of his army to win the war against a stronger opponent?

32 If he knows he doesn’t stand a chance of winning the war, the wise commander will send out delegates to ask for the terms of peace.

33 Likewise, unless you surrender all to Me, giving up all you possess, you cannot be one of My disciples.

FATHER will tell you what you need to give up if you will only listen to The Holy Spirit and respond without delay.  I have had to learn to be immediate in my response… without over-analyzing it.

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Psalm chapter 25:

12  Who are those who fear the LORD? He will show them the path they should choose.

13 They will live in prosperity, and their children will inherit the land.

14 The LORD is a Friend to those who fear Him. He teaches them His Covenant.  NLT

FATHER always has our best interests at heart!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Philippians chapter 2:

12 My beloved ones, just like you’ve always listened to everything I’ve taught you in the past, I’m asking you now to keep following my instructions as though I were right there with you. Now you must continue to make this new life fully manifested as you live in the Holy Awe of God—which brings you trembling into His Presence. TPT

Let us be true disciples of Jesus with fear and trembling!

The Fear of THE LORD: Part 24

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

When we truly walk in the Fear of THE LORD, we will be passionate and no longer be seen as lukewarm!

Jesus spoke in John chapter 14:

21 Those who truly Love Me are those who obey My commands. Whoever passionately Loves Me will be passionately Loved by My Father. And I will passionately Love him in return and will reveal Myself to him.”

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.

If you are not passionate, you will slide into formality and lukewarmness.

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!

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 spoke in Revelation chapter 3:

14  Write the following to the messenger of the congregation in Laodicea, for these are the Words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Ruler of God’s creation:

Who better to reveal deception than Jesus!

15 I know all that you do, and I know that you are neither frozen in apathy nor fervent with passion. How I wish you were either one or the other!

16 But because you are neither cold nor hot, but lukewarm, I am about to spit you from My Mouth.

17 For you claim, “I’m rich and getting richer—I don’t need a thing.” Yet you are clueless that you’re miserable, poor, blind, barren, and naked!

A person who is walking in deception does not realize he or she is being deceived.  How do I know?  I have experienced this condition.  I allowed myself to listen to those who could logically use Scriptures to unlock what they claimed as mysteries hidden only to certain people who would embrace their logic.  Even though I had been baptized by The Holy Spirit and had heard FATHER’S Voice in the past, I succumbed to their false doctrines, though they seemed logical and reasonable at the time.  FATHER, in HIS Great Grace and Mercy, delivered me from the deception.  My wife never bought into the error being promoted.  Fortunately, I finally listened to her in the simplicity of what she was saying.  So much for my analytical mind!  She is a true “help meet”.

18 So I counsel you to purchase gold perfected by fire, so that you can be truly rich. Purchase a white garment to cover and clothe your shameful Adam-nakedness. Purchase eye salve to be placed over your eyes so that you can truly see.

19 All those I dearly Love I unmask and train. So repent and be eager to pursue what is right.

20 Behold, I’m standing at the door, knocking. If your heart is open to hear My Voice and you open the door within, I will come in to you and feast with you, and you will feast with Me.

21 And to the one who conquers I will give the privilege of sitting with Me on My Throne, just as I conquered and sat down with My Father on his throne.

22 The one whose heart is open let him listen carefully to what the Spirit is saying now to the churches.

If you have lost your passion, you need to do a “welfare check” and see what and who you are listening to.  As we move toward the Refining Fire, we will walk in a passion that comes from FATHER’S Heart!