The Way

May 22nd, 2018

The Beloved Disciple wrote in THE SPIRIT in 3 John:

2  Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, even as (in proportion as, in the degree that) your soul prospers.

In Hebrews chapter 4:

12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

John tied health and the prosperity of the soul.  The word prosperity is derived from the Greek word meaning: a course of conduct; a way (i.e. manner) of thinking, feeling, deciding.  In order to have and maintain health, we must follow a course of conduct and thinking conducive to health.  Many people who have used and claimed the blessing of 3 John 2 over the years focused primarily on the first half: to prosper and be in health.  However, the first half is tied to “even as” or “in proportion as, in the degree that”.  This suggests that the first half is somewhat conditional on the second half and responds to the success of our soul prospering.

Faith comes by hearing, responding, and accepting The Word as being fully trustworthy and totally reliable.  As our soul aligns itself in its course of conduct with The Word, we begin to prosper in the various areas of our life.  The change may be slow at first but it will gain momentum over time.  Let patience have its perfect work.  Our soul will prosper as we follow The Way.

In John chapter 14, Jesus spoke:

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

In Acts chapter 9 before Paul was converted, he heard of “The Way” for it was well known:

1 Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

It is apparent that those who were prospering in The Way had developed a reputation because of the good fruit they were producing.  I trust that these daily writings are causing your soul to prosper at a greater level with the intent of encouraging full maturity in The Way.  We must no longer be hearers only but mature into doers of The Word known as The Way.  In Acts chapter 19, The Way caused great commotion among the people.  Why?  The power and authority of those who walked in The Way became well known and The Way was negatively affecting the businesses of the silversmiths who made money by providing their wares to those who worshipped the shrines of Diana.  People began to see the Truth and Diana was no longer their idol.  The Way will break down the idols of mankind once they are exposed to The Way.

Let us press in to walking in The Way and surely the power and authority will flow through us to those we come in contact so that Jesus Christ is glorified as the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Question Answered

May 21st, 2018

How did the human body first come to have life?  In Genesis chapter 2, it is written by THE SPIRIT:

7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

FATHER initiated physical life of mankind when HE breathed HIS breath into the nostrils of man.  That life permeates man to this very day.  Man was formed out of the dust of the earth but had no life until FATHER’S breath entered in.  What is FATHER’S Divine Intent for our lives today?  It is written by THE SPIRIT in Job chapter 5:

26 ​​You shall come to the grave at a full age,

​​As a sheaf of grain ripens in its season.

We are meant to live a full and productive life as vessels of honor.  It is not FATHER’S Divine Intent for us to die of sickness or disease.  Mankind has come to expect death of loved ones to occur by cancer or some other life-threatening disease.  What is FATHER’S method for taking us back to Heaven after our purpose has been fulfilled?  THE SPIRIT reveals in Psalm 104:

:29b  You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.

We are to simply fall asleep and our breath is taken away.  There is no need for some extended illness to plague the person and the family in order to fulfill his or her departure.  Unless we are aware of FATHER’S perfect will, we tend to conclude by looking around us of how people are to depart this physical world.

I had a friend who had been told by FATHER that something special was going to happen to him on his 70th birthday and he was overjoyed by this.  Lo and behold in their early morning hours while asleep on that day, FATHER simply took his breath away.  He went to sleep on earth and woke up in Heaven.  His full age happened to be seventy years but that does not determine your full age.  Each of us has a purpose and its completion should not be determined by our body being attacked by the adversary who desires to kill, steal, and destroy.  We are to live life abundantly and when our specific purpose is completed, expect to fall asleep and allow FATHER to peacefully take our breath away just as HE gave us breath in the first place.  This is how Love expresses itself as our purpose is completed on this earth.

World Put On Notice

May 20th, 2018

During the ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Bishop Michael Curry specifically expressed what FATHER has directed me to study and write about for the last 13 years.  This 13:43 minute video has put the world on notice:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/05/19/bishop-michael-curry-full-remarks-royal-wedding.cnn

Meghan’s wedding veil measure 16 feet, this number happens to be a Biblical reference to Love.

Indisputable

May 19th, 2018

A miracle is defined as a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a Divine nature.  I like to think of a miracle as being indisputable and reflects the power of Our Heavenly Father to change the natural course.  It is easily observed and assigned as the specific result of Divine Intent.  Mankind has a deep desire for miracles and will actively seek after them if given the opportunity.  Miracles are a display of the supernatural power of FATHER for a specific intent.

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Acts chapter 6:

7 Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.

Stephen is no different than you or me.  He was not one of the original disciples yet he was anointed of the Holy Spirit and was full of faith and power.  This differentiates us from the religions of the world.  Mankind will attempt to designate a sign to confirm their belief system even though it is not indisputable.  Signs occur every day around the world and if we look hard enough and allow our mind to take over, we will see confirming signs all around us which are intended to validate our thoughts and actions.  This is a very dangerous path to take.  Logic will begin to replace being led by THE SPIRIT in a most subtle fashion and we will become blinded as a result. 

I once sat through a 45 minute talk by a young lady who traveled to Washington D.C. and claimed to have seen a multitude of signs, describing each one in great detail.  Was there life-changing power resident in any of these signs?  No, she simply wanted to be validated in her beliefs.  No observable fruit was realized by the trip and her talk did not edify those in the room.  Sadly, no lives were changed that day.

Jesus walked in indisputable power which drew the multitudes to hear His message.  In Acts chapter 10, Peter testified:

36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all—

37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

No man could dispute Peter’s testimony for he walked in the same miracle-working power.  This is why the early church flourished and believers were added daily.  As we die to the flesh and walk in Agape Love, that same power becomes available to us.  I believe this is critical to the coming days ahead.  We need not scour the earth looking for signs to confirm some word given, hoping that it is applicable.  Instead, let us pursue the same path of Jesus and the early disciples who are given to us as examples.  Let us know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, so that we may walk in the same manner.  FATHER is not reluctant to confirm HIS Word with indisputable miracles through those who can trusted to walk in Love toward mankind.  HE will confirm HIS Word through us with indisputable miracles.

Pressing Toward The Goal

May 18th, 2018

By THE SPIRIT, Paul wrote in Philippians chapter 3:

7  But whatever former things were gains to me [as I thought then], these things [once regarded as advancements in merit] I have come to consider as loss [absolutely worthless] for the sake of Christ [and the purpose which He has given my life].

8  But more than that, I count everything as loss compared to the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord [and of growing more deeply and thoroughly acquainted with Him—a joy unequaled]. For His sake I have lost everything, and I consider it all garbage, so that I may gain Christ,

9  and may be found in Him [believing and relying on Him], not having any righteousness of my own derived from [my obedience to] the Law and its rituals, but [possessing] that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith.

10  And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did];

11  so that I may attain to the resurrection [that will raise me] from the dead.  AMPL

I find it a privilege to write by THE SPIRIT to you on a daily basis.  A friend of mine commented about this ability to write everyday but I told him that I can only write with this frequency because of The Holy Spirit within me.  Each day I seek FATHER’S Will for what is to be written and shared among the brethren who read these writings.  HE is faithful to direct me to the specific topic for that day.  I purpose to write first thing in the morning after my time of devotion to HIM and before the external tries to take my attention away from the Spiritual.  I am thankful for this opportunity to share HIS Word with the Body of Christ.  The former things of the world are no longer important to me and the advancement I sought I now consider worthless.

The zoe life in Christ is all that matters in the end.  Those who are young may have greater difficulty in placing their full trust in Christ if things are going well in their lives.  However, there will come a day when the world comes crashing around and they will reach out in desperation to FATHER for deliverance from their situation.  Why wait?  Wisdom would tell them to become strong in Christ and you will keep your peace when crisis arrives at your door.

Paul was excelling as a follower of Old Covenant and the traditions of men but now he realizes those accolades he received in his past endeavors are worthless.  Christ gave him a purpose but moreover he was given the priceless privilege and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus.  We must not take that privilege for granted ourselves but let us continue to press on to full maturity in Christ.  The financial state of the world system is teetering on collapse just as it has done throughout world history (but in a much greater manner).  The Babylonian system is poised to come crashing down and all those who have placed their trust in it will be crying in their pillows.  Who will they turn to?  The mature Sons and Daughters of Our Heavenly Father.

Those who have come to realize that they don’t have any righteousness of their own but that which comes through faith in Christ Jesus, will be the ones FATHER is lifting up as standards in the coming crisis.  All the rituals of the past will be found to have no effect on spirituality.  Only the living Christ will change people’s lives and bring forth solutions to the problems at hand.

The time to press in is now, not when the crisis comes to fruition.  The time to prepare is before the pressure arrives and causes emotions to peak.  The writings as of late are meant to bring forth great faith with a foundation of Love.  This was not my idea or plan for I simply following the leading of The Holy Spirit each day.  However as I look back at the writings I have been given to write, I sense we are being prepared in a much greater manner than in the past.  Now is the time for us to die to the flesh and experience the power of His resurrection and allow it to overflow and be active in us.  Let us not be moved by the sufferings as we are being continually conformed even unto death that we may attain the power of His resurrection and walk in it.  This act of Love will benefit those in need as the fall of Babylon comes to fruition.  Let us press on!

Thank You!

May 17th, 2018

Our thanks and gratitude goes out to all who are able to financially support this ministry.  We trust you are planting your seed into good soil and will reap much fruit in return.  We also thank you for your words of encouragement, they are much appreciated.

Of None Effect

May 17th, 2018

Traditions of men are of none effect.  In Matthew chapter 15, Jesus addressed traditions of men:

1  Then some Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem came to Jesus and said,

2  “Why do Your disciples violate the tradition (religious laws) handed down by the [Jewish] elders? For Your disciples do not [ceremonially] wash their hands before they eat.”

3  He replied to them, “Why also do you violate the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition [handed down by the elders]?

4  For God said [through Moses], ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of or insults or treats improperly father or mother is to be put to death.’

5  But you say, ‘If anyone says to his father or mother, “Whatever [money or resource that] I have that would help you is [already dedicated and] given to God,”

6  he is not to honor his father or his mother [by helping them with their need].’ So by this you have invalidated the word of God[depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect] for the sake of your tradition [handed down by the elders].

7  You hypocrites (play-actors, pretenders), rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you when he said,

8  ‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far away from Me.

9  ‘But in vain do they worship Me,
For they teach as doctrines the precepts of men.’”  AMPLIFIED

The religions traditions of men often develop after the revelation given by FATHER has been understood and fulfilled.  Many denominations have arisen from a revelation given to a person which has fulfilled its purpose at the time.  Martin Luther received revelation in 1517 which rejected the traditions taught in the Roman Catholic Church.  Later, the Lutheran Church was born.  Does every revelation need a new church of followers?  There is only one true church of Jesus Christ.

Traditions of men slowly replace revelation given by FATHER.  Men begin to focus on the natural when the supernatural had departed their midst.  I have personally observed this over the last 47 years.  A move of THE SPIRIT comes and blesses people, then men try to recreate it in some fashion thus becoming a tradition.  We need to seek fresh revelation from FATHER and not rely on some tradition developed by men.

We must understand FATHER’S Divine Intent behind revelation rather than simply walking out the mechanics of what we observed, hoping to recreate the revelation and its impact.  Should I go back to the Christian coffee house where I received the baptism of The Holy Spirit, hoping for a new anointing?  Oops, it is long gone.  The person, place, or thing is not what brings revelation and blessing.  It is our interaction with the Spiritual.  We must quit looking around us for something to connect us with Our Heavenly Father, but let us look up!  FATHER does not require us to take some action or be at some locale in order to move in our lives.  I have had the anointing overtake me on a commercial flight moving at 500 mph toward Chicago.  It had nothing to do with me being in seat 12D.  It has everything to do with my heart and desire to hear HIS Word.

Let us be ready at all times to hear and respond to HIS Voice.  Let us exalt Our Lord Jesus Christ by our word and our actions.  Let us submit to the Holy Spirit and remain sensitive to being led by THE SPIRIT.  If we focus our lives in this manner, we will not allow man’s traditions to overtake our walk.

FATHER Changes Not

May 16th, 2018

In Malachi chapter 3, FATHER spoke:

1 “Behold, I send My messenger, ​​And he will prepare the way before Me. ​​And the Lord, whom you seek, ​​Will suddenly come to His temple, ​​Even the Messenger of the covenant, ​​In whom you delight. ​​Behold, He is coming,” ​​Says the LORD of hosts.

​2 ​​“But who can endure the day of His coming? ​​And who can stand when He appears? ​​For He is like a refiner’s fire ​​And like launderers’ soap.

3 ​​He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; ​​He will purify the sons of Levi, ​​And purge them as gold and silver, ​​That they may offer to the LORD ​​An offering in righteousness.

​4 ​​“Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem ​​Will be pleasant to the LORD, ​​As in the days of old, ​​As in former years.

5 ​​And I will come near you for judgment; ​​I will be a swift witness ​​Against sorcerers, ​​Against adulterers, ​​Against perjurers, ​​Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, ​​And against those who turn away an alien— ​​Because they do not fear Me,” ​​Says the LORD of hosts.

​6 ​​“For I am the LORD, I do not change; ​​Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.

Exploitation of the masses is occurring as I write.  The current Babylonian system is designed to enrich the wealthy at the expense of the wage earners, widows, and orphans.  FATHER is fully aware of our situation and will bring forth appropriate judgment on our behalf.  HIS Love does not change nor does HIS Word thus we can fully trust HIS Word to come to pass on our behalf.  FATHER’S Word will guide us through whatever judgment is coming to the current system.  HIS Love and protection for us changes not.

Jesus is no different, for it is written by THE SPIRIT in Hebrews chapter 13:

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

If FATHER doesn’t change and Jesus Christ doesn’t change, then THEIR Words are as applicable today as when they were first spoken.  The miracle-working power contained in The Word hasn’t changed either.  Miracles are just as applicable today as when they were first recorded in Scripture.  This is what differentiates us from the religions of the world.  Our Savior is alive and performing miracles today.  Mark recorded by THE SPIRIT in chapter 16:

19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

Jesus qualified who His disciples were in John chapter 8:

31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word [continually obeying My teachings and living in accordance with them, then], you are My disciples indeed.

32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

As you and I abide in His Word, we too are disciples and should expect to walk in the same manner as the disciples in the Book of Acts with Jesus confirming His Word through accompanying signs.  Those signs will not be some generic sign in another country which does not specifically confirm His Word, but will be signs that will draw people to the Gospel we are preaching.

Whose teachings are you following?  Do they promote Christ and abiding IN HIM, or do they promote something else?  We must be careful in what we emphasize in our daily life.  Let us exalt Jesus Christ and His ministry through us in our daily affairs.  FATHER’S Word does not change and HIS Word is what we should count on as we conduct our daily business.  Let us put our faith and trust in HIS Word made flesh, Jesus Christ Who changes not.

Perfected Love

May 15th, 2018

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 2:

3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.

4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

We have been commanded to Love and walking in this commandment determines whether or not we are abiding in Him.  Jesus’ earthly ministry was one enveloped in Love and we should endeavor to walk in the same manner day in and day out.  As we increase in maturity, we will become more like Him in our daily affairs.  The trappings of this world will no longer be our focus.  Our interest will change and those things which were once important will no longer matter.

What were Jesus’ priorities?  To represent FATHER and reveal FATHER’S Will for mankind.  Jesus spent 3 1/2 years spreading the Good News of salvation, healing, and restoration.  He was not preoccupied with scriptural studies of the Old Covenant for He represented the New Covenant to mankind.  He did not speak ill of the Old Covenant but focused on the present and future of mankind.  Yes, He referenced the Scriptures but His priority was to show people The Way.  Should our focus be any different?

Is our desire to abide in Him?  If so, let us walk just as He walked.  Let us Love the saint and the sinner alike.  As we mature in this walk, the anointing will be upon us to walk in the same manner as Jesus walked.

What were Jesus’ Commandments?  In Mathew chapter 22, Jesus spoke:

37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

I dare say that most believers walk according to the first Commandment.  It is the second Commandment where most of us must focus.  What is in the best interest of those around us?  Isn’t it to be restored and healed?  Everyone whose joy is not overflowing needs some type of restoration in their life.  People in the world are walking around without peace in their hearts and attempt to fill the void with whatever the world has to offer.  Some use drugs, others seek out new thrills, and others look for affirmations through social media.  The results are always temporary.  Let us be the light unto those who are searching for peace and restoration.  As we minister life, the Holy Spirit will draw men and women unto us.  They will see Christ in us and desire the same joy we are experiencing.

It is my deepest desire to walk in perfected Love and many who read this site have the same heartfelt desire.  Let us press on and not allow the wicked one to divert our focus away from the priorities Jesus established.  Our walk must center around unwavering Love for others in order for it to be perfected.

Set Your Mind

May 14th, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Colossians chapter 3:

1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Each of us has the choice of where we place our priorities-  on the things above or on the things of the earth.  If we will set our minds on the “above”, this is where Christ resides and His priorities becomes our priorities.  What are His priorities?  You only have to read the Gospels to get a clear picture of His priorities because He carried out FATHER’S Will as He ministered to the masses.  Jesus expressed His will when He commissioned us in Mark 16:

15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Shouldn’t we be setting our minds and priorities on this commission?  Doesn’t Paul urge us to focus on the priorities of Christ?  If we died and our life is hidden with Christ, let us then focus on what is important to Christ.  Paul continued in Colossians:

8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

There is no such thing as “the elite” in Christ for we are all special in FATHER’S Eyes.  We must not allow our past failures to dictate our present and future for old things are past away, behold all things are new.  We must put off the old man who is enslaved to the past and we must go forth by renewing our minds to the Gospel.  Our old man and his deeds must be expunged from our consciousness for that old man died at the cross.  Because there is life in the blood, Jesus poured out His Blood and gave it to us that we might have life through salvation.  Holy Communion expresses this Truth.  As we reverently take Holy Communion, we continually renew our mind of the Life in His Blood.

To fulfill the Great Commission, what should we focus on in order to bring forth the Good News of salvation and healing?  Shouldn’t we set our minds to those Scriptures that refer to ministering Love, faith, and hope?  Do the unsaved need to hear a teaching on some advanced Bible topic?  Are we spending more time seeking knowledge than revelation?  Are we being led by experts on Bible knowledge or are we being led by THE SPIRIT?  As we focus on those things which are above where Christ is, FATHER will reveal what is needful for each of us to know in order for us to fulfill our part in the Great Commission.  After all, Jesus did not walk around with a Strong’s Concordance.  He simply spent time with FATHER and received whatever revelation He needed for the situation at hand.  Let FATHER’S priorities become our priorities.  HE will direct us to Scripture appropriate for the situation at hand.