The Status Quo

The Spiritual activity continues at a heightened level here.  My wife was awakened by three knocks on a glass door a little after 1 AM.  She went throughout the house and verified that there was no one outside the house and returned to bed.  She had no fear and then knew that it originated in the Spirit.  When she told me I knew that it was related to the passage in Luke.

Jesus tells us in Luke 11:9-13, “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”

This continues the theme of activation and authentication that began August 30th.  We continue to see a notable change in the Spirit occurring.  What we relied on most of our lives is no longer applicable in the broadest since now.  I can tell you that all of my training and experience in Finance and Economics is simply of little value since the markets are now fully manipulated and managed by the central planners.  The laws of supply and demand have been suspended and superseded by the central banks around the world flooding the market with digital cash.  They are desperately attempting to maintain status quo but are destroying people’s livelihoods and savings in their misguided attempts and actions.

When Jesus arrived on the scene, He shattered the status quo of the time.  People worshipped at the Temple yet the Glory of FATHER was not there.  Instead, HIS Son manifested HIS Glory as He confronted the Pharisees who were unable to see in the Spirit.  They wanted to kill the Son of whom they outwardly worshipped.  The problem with them was what was internal.  Their hearts were the problem and Jesus revealed that Truth in Matthew 23 when He exposed the seven woes:

I. For making salvation hard for other people (v. 13)

2. For corrupting converts (v. 15)

3. For trivializing the Sacred (v. 16-22)

4. For neglecting what is actually important (v. 23-24).

5. For self-indulgence (v. 25-26). 

6. For wickedness within (v. 27-28).

7. For the murder of GOD’S prophets (v. 29-36).

This is in contrast to the seven Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount.  Jesus consistently challenged the status quo, what became traditions of men.  He was exposing the hearts of men in order that they might change and no longer follow traditions that had no life in them.

In Kemper Ditzler’s book “Raising a Remnant” he writes:

“By wisdom our spirit receives correction and instruction. By understanding our soul is transformed and sanctified with thoughts and imaginations consistent with our Father’s. By knowledge our chambers are filled with the riches of our Father’s nature. “

Correction, instruction, transformation, and sanctification are all steps that challenge our personal status quo.  We must set aside our past assumptions and focus on what FATHER is saying NOW.  FATHER moved the children of Israel a reported 41 times in the wilderness.  HE did not want them to develop their own “status quo” and build a city in the desert.  HE had something much better for them if they would only hear and respond to HIS Word.  We are at this point again.  Ask, seek, and knock and your chambers will be filled with FATHER’S riches.  HE wants to change us and we should yield ourselves to HIM so we must set aside any hindrance to change in our individual lives.  We must be willing to get out of our comfort zone.

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says…”

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