Reaching Forward

October 18th, 2017

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 3:

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

If there is anyone who started out imperfect, it is me.  My ego grew strong at an early age because of worldly success relative to my peers and FATHER had much to correct once I gave my life to Christ.  I accept full responsibility for those imperfections even though my ego would like to place the blame elsewhere.  I have gladly let go of the past and daily I press on to the high calling of FATHER in Christ Jesus.  My life is not my own but belongs to FATHER in whatever HE decides is best for me in every area of my life.  In HIM I live and have my being!

It is my deepest desire to minister Love and life to those whom FATHER brings into my presence.  I share this to encourage you that no matter what your past FATHER is preparing to empower and use us in a mighty fashion.  Paul’s past when he was an enemy to Christ and His followers shows us how men and women can change and become mighty for THE LORD.  There is no one FATHER cannot change in order to do HIS bidding thus we must encourage ourselves when others want to bring up our past in order to disqualify us from our various callings.

15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.

16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind.

As we mature in Christ we are able to see just how immature we were when we were living according to the world and its standards.  Thankfully FATHER’S grace and mercy saved us from certain destruction and has placed on the path to the fullness in Christ, also known as “The Way”.

We have been hidden to some degree during these times of maturing in Christ but I believe that soon we will actively seek to be in unity and fellowship with those who are of the same mind.  Yes, there are pockets of brethren who share the same desire but for whatever reason FATHER has not connected all who have received the revelation of Love.  Once those connections take place, we should expect major changes to come forth on earth.   The anointing will be strong and FATHER’S Love will not be resisted as HIS elect will minister at the highest levels.  Mistakes we all made in the past will not matter for the anointing will brake every yoke and set the captives free.

If you are beating yourself up because of your past… let it go.  Join me as we press on to the high calling.

Walls

October 17th, 2017

There has been much discussion in the recent news about open borders yet it seems that the issue of lawlessness does not take center stage.  Walls and doors have a specific function in Scripture and they provide a means of legal separation.  An early example is the Tabernacle in the wilderness:

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The Outer Court was fenced in and was required by Our Heavenly Father as a means of separation.  It defined the area which only those who were authorized were to enter.  It kept everyone else out.  Anyone accessing the Outer Court without proper authority was deemed to be lawless.  Further, the entrance to the Tabernacle and the Holy of Holies was further restricted and separated by a veil.  FATHER did not tolerate unrighteousness in HIS midst.

People who enter through a door or bypassing a fence without permission are trespassing and are subject to judgment.  The primary issue deals with the person’s intent.  If you enter a restricted area by accident then it is treated differently than if you willingly broke the law.  There is a right way to enter into the Tabernacle and all other ways are lawless and must be dealt with according to the applicable law.

Proverbs 10:32 ​​The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,

​​But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.

Those with the revelation of Love desire and intend to be righteous and abide by the Law but others will skirt the Law for selfish reasons and will suffer accordingly.  Scripture provides us a solid basis of differentiating right from wrong whereas men’s laws are in continuous flux and send conflicting messages to all.  It would be advantageous for people to respect doors, walls, and border fences because they were put there with specific intent.  Anytime you cross a threshold without permission you are breaking someone’s law.  Love is not self-serving.  Think about it.

Gifts of Love

October 16th, 2017

We appreciate those who are able to financially support this ministry with their gifts of Love.  May FATHER’S Blessings overtake you and minister to your every need!

Philippians 4:

15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.

16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.

17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.

18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.

19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

Thank You!

Love’s Compassion

October 16th, 2017

Jesus spoke in Luke chapter 14:

1 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely.

2 And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy.

3 And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”

4 But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.

5 Then He answered them, saying, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”

6 And they could not answer Him regarding these things.

Men look at people with infirmities is a different light than does Jesus.  Those who have suffered very little in their lives find it difficult to have compassion on those with severe or chronic disease.  However Jesus expressed His Love for this man who had dropsy by healing him.  The condition called dropsy involves swollen limbs resulting from the accumulation of fluid in the body’s tissues, especially the legs.  Jesus did not look down upon this man because of his disease but instead He raised him up to become physically normal.

We could only focus on the fact that Jesus healed the man on the Sabbath which was a greater issue to the lawyers and Pharisees but we should consider the perspective of the man being healed.  Is the Law greater than healing or restoration of a man, woman, or child?  The Law is meant to serve mankind in guiding us to walk in a righteous fashion.  Jesus was given the directive by FATHER to heal the sick no matter what day of the week it happens to be.

There is such a need for healing among the masses in today’s environment.  The world has created a toxic environment which adversely affects the human body.  These toxins then bring forth dis-ease in the body which causes pain and suffering.  Each of us has a unique history of exposure to these chemicals over our lifetime thus there is no single cure when the dis-ease arrives.  Only Our Heavenly Father can properly direct our restoration and so we should rely on HIM to lead and guide us to the cure.

Love wants to restore us to be whole again.  We must consider that as our guiding light when we become sick.  Jesus never put sickness on anyone but He did heal all who believed on Him.  He is in the healing business even today so let us seek His face when we become sick or dis-eased.  He may direct us in a manner which challenges our beliefs but that is okay.  There are men and women who became doctors and nurses because FATHER called them to that vocation.  Sometimes our healing will be immediate and other times it will occur over time through their care and treatment.  Nonetheless Jesus wants us to be restore and made whole.

Men may try to judge us as we seek our healing just as they did when Jesus walked the earth.  Instead of rejoicing in our healing they may look for some reason to be critical.  Love isn’t critical but rejoices when the body is returned to its normal function.  When we are restored from a malady, we become more compassionate toward others who are suffering in similar fashion.  We are not judgmental of those who are sick because we understand their suffering first hand.  Had the lawyers and Pharisees walked in Love, they would not have challenged Jesus when He healed on the Sabbath.  As we fully walk in Love, we will have the same compassion as Jesus when it comes to healing the sick and restoring them to their normal, intended state.

The Safety of the Faithful

October 15th, 2017

Let today be a day of rest and reflection in Psalm 4:

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!

​​You have relieved me in my distress;

​​Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

2 ​​How long, O you sons of men,

​​Will you turn my glory to shame?

​​How long will you love worthlessness

​​And seek falsehood?Selah

3 ​​But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly;

​​The LORD will hear when I call to Him.

4 ​​Be angry, and do not sin.

​​Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.Selah

5 ​​Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,

​​And put your trust in the LORD.

6 ​​There are many who say,

​​“Who will show us any good?”

​​LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.

7 ​​You have put gladness in my heart,

​​More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.

8 ​​I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;

​​For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Having Compassion

October 14th, 2017

It is written by THE SPIRIT in the Book of Hebrews in chapter 5:

1 For every high priest taken from among men is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.

2 He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness.

We are all subject to weakness so we should not be quick to judge others but instead minister Truth in Love to them.  People who are ignorant simply don’t have revelation of the Truth but they do have the capacity to receive the Truth if we will draw them to it.  We must not be condescending toward those who are ignorant but allow FATHER’S wisdom and understanding to flow through us as we minister to others.

Those with revelation will lead others to all Truth as the current system of the world comes to an end.  In the past, major upheavals have not been pretty thus we must not think the next global upheaval will be any less painful for the masses.  FATHER will protect and sustain HIS remnant in each locale but there will be suffering as people realize they have been living a lie and have placed their trust and resources in that lie.

Many Christians will also be affected because they have lost their first Love and embraced the world’s ways to some degree.  They will be saddened as they read (or reread) the following:

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

We must not fall into such a state of being unskilled ourselves.  I believe this is why FATHER has had me write over 1,600 blogs to those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.  We must all remain vigilant and keep ourselves from the trappings of the world.  We must stay in a state of readiness as willing vessels in the company of the elect.  As stated above, we are also subject to weakness.

When Jesus began His ministry, His disciples were all weak in some respect but nevertheless they were chosen by Him to spread the Gospel and minister Love, life, and healing to the masses.  As they were led by THE SPIRIT they ministered revelation by the letters known as epistles in the New Testament.  The recording in the Gospels and the epistles have sustained the church for 2,000 years because of the life in FATHER’S Word.  Let us not waver as we embrace these life-giving revelations given for the benefit of mankind.  Let Love carry forth these revelations so that the ignorant and unskilled can receive the benefit and repent from their worldly ways.

We will see much injustice but that should not be our focus.  Allow FATHER to deal with the injustices using whomever HE will to right the wrongs.  We must simply focus on our calling and not allow our attention to be diverted elsewhere.  We must walk in the fullness of Love and compassion for the times ahead will certainly require it.

Confirm With Actions

October 13th, 2017

In the Revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ chapter 15 John wrote by THE SPIRIT:

1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.

2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God.

3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:

​​​“Great and marvelous are Your works, ​​Lord God Almighty!

​​Just and true are Your ways, ​​O King of the saints!

4 ​​Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?

​​For You alone are holy.

​​For all nations shall come and worship before You,

​​For Your judgments have been manifested.”

I marvel at the Christians who have yet to be “all in” for Christ.  They received salvation which brought forth change in their lives, otherwise their path would have continued in chaos, troubled hearts, failures, or other situations which preceded their decision to receive Christ in their hearts.  For all of us that day was a turning point in our lives and FATHER confirmed HIS Word with perceived and tangible action in the hearts of men.  From that point we all were given the opportunity to grow as we pursued The Way of Christ.

The Way of Christ does have its challenges because the enemy will bring forth trials and temptations hoping to take us off course and back to our old ways via the old man.  The ministry of the pastors and teachers is intended to instruct us, warn us, and move us toward maturity along The Way.  Many of them have failed to keep their calling in its pure state, often due to greed and ego.  Nonetheless the Holy Spirit has been given to each of us to guide us properly on the path of Christ.

“Great and marvelous are Your works, ​​Lord God Almighty!  ​​Just and true are Your ways, ​​O King of the saints!” are acknowledgements of the actions of FATHER, Jesus Christ, and the Most Holy Sprit.  THEIR actions provide us the assurance of The Way of Christ and we should fully embrace these Truths each and every day.  Expressed Words and actions provide us confirmation that our path is the correct one where no other path will promote life and peace.  FATHER gave us HIS Law of seedtime and harvest when HE spoke to Noah in Genesis chapter 8:

22 ​​“While the earth remains, ​​Seedtime and harvest,

​​Cold and heat, ​​Winter and summer,

​​And day and night ​​Shall not cease.”

In Chapter 9 HE further spoke:

​​7  And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; ​​Bring forth abundantly in the earth ​​And multiply in it.”

​8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants after you,

10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth.

11 Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.”

HE placed the rainbow as a perpetual sign of HIS covenant with Noah, tied to righteous acts of being fruitful and multiplying, an example of seedtime and harvest of righteousness.  This rainbow is a perpetual sign and has not been changed or ended thus any other use of this Sacred sign is a perverse attempt by the enemy to dilute HIS Covenant with man, especially in the area of reproduction between male and female.  There is no question of FATHER’s intent which has been confirmed by HIS actions since the flood.  Any attempt to pervert this sign will ultimately be met by judgment not only on a personal basis but will affect nations who endorse or passively accept the perversion.

Judgment means that FATHER’S covering of protection has been lifted allowing the enemy to come in and promote death and destruction on a widespread basis.  Living in a nation whose covering has been lifted will be difficult even for HIS remnant.  They will be protected from the brunt of judgment but will suffer at some level as well.  In Matthew chapter 5 Jesus spoke:

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Being in close proximity to the unjust means that we will experience some type of suffering as a result of their actions.  Isn’t this a good reason for us to embrace the revelation of Love and pursue the enemy and bring them to Christ?  We are instructed to Love our enemies and pray for them, not further alienating them resulting in further separation.  Our Love should be confirmed with actions:

To become Love, do acts of Love.

To become righteous, do acts of righteousness.

To become trustworthy, do acts of trustworthiness.

To become friendly, do acts associated with friendship and reach out.

To become mature in faith, do acts which confirm your faith.

James provided us an understanding of this Truth when he wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 2:

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,

16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?

17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!

20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?

Our actions are seen as a true confirmation of what we believe in our heart and this is what others see and will respond to as they view our actions.

An Addition

October 12th, 2017

Psalm 62:

1 Truly my soul silently waits for God;

​​From Him comes my salvation.

2 ​​He only is my rock and my salvation;

​​He is my defense;

​​I shall not be greatly moved.

Being Strengthened

October 12th, 2017

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 4:

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

This verse can provide great encouragement to those of us who suffer distress.  You can be assured that distress will come in some form to each of us but the question is how will we deal with it.  Do we trust in man or do we place our trust in Christ and Our Heavenly Father?  Man’s solutions are temporal whereas FATHER’S solutions are eternal.  Jesus did not afflict people but instead removed afflictions.  When tests and trials come men grow weak and become unsure yet Jesus remains as our immoveable Rock.  Let us place our trust and reliance on the Rock!

19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

When men who are led by the Holy Spirit do come to our assistance, we should acknowledge their actions by praying for them.  FATHER uses whomever HE will to bring forth resolution to our affliction and so we should not be surprised when HE brings unexpected men and women to minister to us according to their calling.  We should embrace those whom HE sends but understand the glory belongs to HIM alone.

We should be cautioned in placing our trust elsewhere.  Technology and medicine are only available to us because FATHER allowed for them to come forth out of HIS Love for us.  HE provided all the building blocks for the various remedies being used today.  When ministered within one’s calling they are very effective but if ministered from any other motive, they will be less effective.

When in the midst of tests and trials we must seek FATHER and be encouraged by HIS Word.  In Psalm 52:

8 ​​But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;

​​I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.

9 ​​I will praise You forever,

​​Because You have done it;

​​And in the presence of Your saints

​​I will wait on Your name, for it is good.

If you awaken in distress then go to HIS Word and encourage yourself until your peace permeates your entire existence.  Is fear gripping your heart, then pray and seek FATHER’S counsel and proclaim HIS goodness in your life.  Place your focus on HIM and HIS benefits for HE has brought you this far.  Remind yourself of HIS deliverance in the past and the fear will depart from you in short order.  In Psalm 27:

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; ​​Whom shall I fear?

​​The LORD is the strength of my life; ​​Of whom shall I be afraid?

2 ​​When the wicked came against me ​​To eat up my flesh,

​​My enemies and foes, ​​They stumbled and fell.

3 ​​Though an army may encamp against me, ​​My heart shall not fear;

​​Though war may rise against me, ​​In this I will be confident.

David went through many trials and the Psalms helped quiet his soul.  Those same Psalms will quiet us as well so let us read them and apply them to our situation.  The result will strengthen us and prepare us for the day.

Crooked and Perverse

October 11th, 2017

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Philippians chapter 2:

14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

The world continues on its path toward destruction and the people who are spearheading this effort are fully exposing their crooked and perverse ways.  When we encounter such corruption we must remember that FATHER will judge these people according to HIS Plan and not ours.  It can be frustrating at times as we see what appears to be the obvious solution but we must keep in mind that we must follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and only act when we are directed to do so.

When we are wronged by our enemies we must remember that FATHER is their ultimate judge and HE will appropriately correct them according to HIS will.  We must simply forgive them and move on without thought of malice.  As people move toward a more self-centered state they will be increasing inconsiderate of others and their needs.  Their selfishness will become so obvious to everyone else that one would be amazed that they cannot see their error as well… but that is what blindness is all about.

To be harmless means we will not inflict harm on those people even though they may deserve it.  We have no idea of their upbringing and thus we could not appropriately execute judgment ourselves.  Only FATHER knows the whole story.  Wisdom wrote in Proverbs chapter 20:

22 ​​Do not say, “I will recompense evil”;

​​Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.

Our trust must be placed in FATHER and no one else.  As we rely on HIM then we will be safe from the hands of the wicked.  Proverbs chapter 17 further states:

15 ​​He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,

​​Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

The crooked and perverse will receive their just reward from FATHER and as we place our trust IN HIM then we can immediately forgive them and proceed on with our day.  We must remember that the darkness will continue until our lights shine brightly thus we must not allow any person or action to hinder our testimony.  Let us not dwell on the injustice done to us but instead release those thoughts and focus on the “pure”.   Remember, the just will receive their reward… so will the unjust.