Overcoming Unbelief

May 8th, 2022

We must deal with unbelief in order to operate as fully mature Sons and Daughters.

One aspect of unbelief is that which arises out of ignorance.  This type of unbelief can be corrected by hearing the Truth and the related facts.  Once you hear the Truth, you are no longer ignorant of the situation.

The second type of unbelief occurs where you have wrong teaching.  Religious teachers who promoted man’s doctrine, often based on self-interest, have kept many of their members in unbelief.  What has been the result?  There has been a lack of fruit in their doctrine. 

As an example, in the early 1970’s many denominations did not believe in the Baptism of The Holy Spirit but I was ignorant of their teachings since we did not attend church much in my younger years.  I was ignorant of their doctrine so when I decided to pursue this Baptism, with hardly any teaching other than what I read in Scripture, I easily received It.  I did not know that I wasn’t suppose to!  You couldn’t convince that Tongues had been done away with… it was too late.

Wrong teaching is harder to overcome than no teaching.

I have had to unlearn doctrine that was a subtle departure from The Word.  With very few exceptions, most faith teachers promoted faith over Love in the 70’s and 80’s.  Clearly they did not focus on 1st Corinthians chapter 13.  Their message of faith was often tied to money in the most subtle way.  Yes, I have been in services where they took up multiple offerings as well as coercing the people into publicly expressing financial pledges.  I am sure that Jesus was saddened by the fleecing of the flock.

The nefarious ones who are of the devil use this tactic to promote lies to the public.  If the public is ignorant of the facts and truth, they will tend to believe what is told and then when the real truth is expressed, they often resist the truth and cling to the lie.  This is why we must be sensitive to The Holy Spirit and be shown the Truth in all situations.  Presidents in the U.S. have led us to war based on lies and it is well documented.  Most people don’t want to be told that they have been duped because it exposes their pride.

Miracles still happen today so don’t let a religious leader tell you different.  These writings are meant to correct the wrong teachings of the past.  We need to accept the fact that we have been misled and move on!

The third type of unbelief is based on our natural use of our five physical senses which have served us reasonably well since birth.  Our natural belief systems have relied on information gathered through our five senses.  This natural unbelief results from being unable to tap into the spiritual.  This is challenging to many believers and the adversary relies on our immaturity in this area.  I would suggest that it takes commitment for most to overcome this natural unbelief.  The disciples had this issue as revealed in Mark chapter 9.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Mark chapter 9:

17 Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. 18 And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”

The demon intimidated the disciples by his power over the son.  They saw the demonstration and did not overcome their unbelief.  Jesus was not pleased with them.

19 He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.” 20 Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.

21 So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”

And he said, “From childhood. 22 And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

Jesus was not moved by the demon at all and He revealed the issue with the boy’s lack of healing: unbelief.

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

Jesus was not moved by the boy’s apparent death but instead raised him up.  Following this event, the disciples knew they needed correction so they asked Jesus the following:

28 And when He had come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?”

29 So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

Was the intent of prayer and fasting to focus on demon deliverance?  No.  The requirement of prayer and fasting was and is to deal with removing our unbelief.  The disciples were operating in natural unbelief where they relied on seeing is believing.  Jesus was training them to overcome the natural with the power and authority of the supernatural.  How many miracles did they need to see before they were to realize that the supernatural is where they need to operate from?  The same question applies to us.

How do we eliminate unbelief?  It is by prayer and fasting.  If you spend most of your time taking in what the world is promoting, you will continue to walk in unbelief.  However, if we immerse ourselves in The Word and Prayer, we will chip away at unbelief until there is none left.  This is when we will walk in the fullness of power and authority as mature Sons and Daughters.  Our fruit will abound!

The Purpose Of The Tithe

May 7th, 2022

We need to pay close attention to our giving.  FATHER does.  HE is interested in fruitfulness.

Why are most churches lacking in bringing people to repentance?  They are offering soulish entertainment rather than the ministry of The Holy Spirit.  They are appealing to the emotional and mental aspects of individuals by providing loud music, light shows, and smoke machines which are intended to replace the move of The Spirit.  This is why the churches were not deemed essential over the last two years.  By and large, The Holy Spirit was not in the building.  The remnant is meant to correct this situation.  FATHER has protected us from the wiles of the devil so that we could move on to maturity IN HIM.

Many churches are simply after your money to promote their religious, soulish agenda.  How do you know which church is flowing with The Holy Spirit?  Look at the fruit for you and I are called to be fruit inspectors.

If you are tithing to a church but unable to become prosperous, consider whether or not good fruit is coming from them.  Are they simply covering their overhead with the tithes and offerings yet people in the congregation cannot make ends meet?  Are the poor being helped?  Are single mothers being assisted?  Shouldn’t there be reverse offerings where those in need receive our tithes and offerings?  Consider Jesus feeding the multitudes rather than seeking their finances.

Malachi wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 3:

8 ​​“Will a man rob God?

​​Yet you have robbed Me!

​​But you say,

​‘​In what way have we robbed You?’

​​In tithes and offerings.

9 ​​You are cursed with a curse,

​​For you have robbed Me,

​​Even this whole nation.

10 ​​Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,

​​That there may be food in My house,

​​And try Me now in this,”

​​Says the LORD of hosts,

​​“If I will not open for you the windows of Heaven

​​And pour out for you such blessing

​​That there will not be room enough to receive it.”

FATHER actually identifies HIS storehouse when The Holy Spirit directs your giving.  You should give as directed by The Holy Spirit rather than just giving by habit or convenience.

11 ​​“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes,

​​So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground,

​​Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,”

​​Says the LORD of hosts;

12 ​​And all nations will call you blessed,

​​For you will be a delightful land,”

​​Says the LORD of hosts.

FATHER protects the remaining 90% of our monthly revenue from the devourer since we tithe according to HIS instruction.  What does the word “rebuke” mean?

It is described by The Holy Spirit in Psalm chapter 9:

5With a blast of Your rebuke, nations are destroyed.

You obliterated their names forever and ever.

6The Lord thundered and our enemies have been cut off,

vanished in everlasting ruins.

All their cities have been destroyed—

even the memory of them has been erased.

Establishing HIS Kingdom on earth includes the proper distribution of our finances.  The adversary wants to keep us financially enslaved.  Tithing will unhook you and your finances from the world system.  The tithe was created for us to protect us from the devourer.

Think about it.

Fellowship Versus Ministry

May 6th, 2022

GOD is good and we need to call people to repentance by showing them how good HE is.  It is not about those people liking you, it is about a change of heart in their lives.

Churches have been trying to attract the world by beautiful buildings and gourmet coffee service in their lobbies.  Instead they need The Holy Spirit to operate in the services with signs and wonders following as examples of GOD’S goodness.

In 1971, The Holy Spirit drew me to a Christian coffee house inside a rented building in the rough part of Oklahoma City.  The building mattered not and I was not moved by the crime in the area.  This is where I received the Baptism of The Holy Spirit and a notable immersion of The Word by a “fireball” preacher.  By the way, I didn’t drink coffee at the time.

Who cares what building you are in if you receive the Supernatural!

Paul spoke before King Agrippa by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 26:

12“For that purpose I went to Damascus, with the authority granted to me by the chief priests. 13While traveling on the road at noon, Your Highness, I saw a light brighter than the sun flashing from Heaven all around me and those who were with me. 14We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice speaking to me in Aramaic, saying, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? You are only hurting yourself when you resist your calling.’

15“I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’

“And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting. 16Get up and stand to your feet, for I have appeared to you to reveal your destiny and to commission you as My assistant.  You will be a witness to what you have seen and to the things I will reveal whenever I appear to you.  17I will rescue you from the persecution of your own people and from the hostility of the other nations that I will send you to.

18And you will open their eyes to their true condition, so that they may turn from darkness to the Light  and from the power of Satan to the power of God. By placing their faith in Me they will receive the total forgiveness  of sins and be made Holy, taking hold of the inheritance that I give to my children!’

You and I are called to present the Good News just as Paul was.  Notice that Jesus mentions “I will reveal” to Paul.  Jesus will also further reveal to you and me.

19“So you see, King Agrippa, I have not been disobedient to what was revealed to me from Heaven. 20For it was in Damascus that I first declared the Truth. And then I went to Jerusalem and throughout our nation, and even to other nations, telling people everywhere that they must repent and turn to God and demonstrate it with a changed life.  21That’s why the Jews seized me when I was in the temple and tried to murder me.

We too are to tell people everywhere that they must repent and turn to GOD.  Our changed life will be a demonstration and witness to them.

22“But in spite of all this, I have experienced the supernatural help of God up to this very moment. So I’m standing here saying the same thing that I’ve shared with everyone, from the least to the greatest. For I teach nothing but what 23Moses and the prophets have said was destined to happen: that our Messiah had to suffer and die and be the first to rise from the dead, to release the bright light of Truth both to our people and to the non-Jewish nations.”

Paul also wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Corinthians chapter 6:

14Don’t continue to team up with unbelievers in mismatched alliances,  for what partnership is there between righteousness and rebellion? Who could mingle light with darkness? 15What harmony can there be between Christ and Satan?  Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16What friendship does God’s temple have with demons?  For indeed, we are the temple of the living God, just as God has said:

I will make my home in them and walk among them.

I will be their God, and they will be my people.

17For this reason,

Come out from among them and be separate,” says the Lord.

“Touch nothing that is unclean, and I will embrace you.

18I will be a true Father to you,

and you will be My Beloved Sons and Daughters,”

says the Lord Yahweh Almighty.

We must not have fellowship with darkness in any manner.  We can and should minister to those in darkness.  The word fellowship means to partake of communion with another.  Paul’s teaching here includes marital, business, and personal relationships. We never abandon our responsibility to reach the world, but we must steer clear of relationships that will divide our loyalty to Christ.

We need to understand the difference between fellowship and ministry lest we end up having communion with the adversary’s minions.

Fellowship With God

May 5th, 2022

You cannot have fellowship with demons or idols and still have fellowship with GOD.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 6:

24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

Who are you going to serve and pursue fellowship with?  The pursuit of mammon is what the demons promote for they are well aware of this Truth Jesus expressed in the above passage.  The adversary creates a problem (scarcity) then creates a solution (the pursuit of mammon).  This is meant to enslave us and cause us to focus on the natural rather than the supernatural.  As an example, the word mortgage means death grip.  Is this from GOD?  No, for Deuteronomy 28 explicitly says that we are to be lenders, not borrowers.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Deuteronomy chapter 28:

1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:

12 The LORD will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. 14 So you shall not turn aside from any of the Words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”

What do you do if you currently have a mortgage and/or other loans?  Start believing FATHER to supernaturally bring forth “rain” (required for fruit production) and to bless all the work of your hand.  My wife and I did this very thing in 1982.  FATHER asked me “Do you want me to pay off your mortgage?”  I said “Yes.”  HE then said “Start believing for this.”  In 19 months, my mortgage was paid off because funds came through supernatural means.  This is not unique to my wife and me for FATHER Loves you just as much and wants you to experience blessings as well.

I have been in debt and out of debt, out of debt is better!  This allows you to accumulate wealth and lend unto many nations as well as becoming a true cheerful giver without feeling the guilt that you should have focused on the debt payments.

Have you ever noticed that Jesus did not solicit funds for the pouch Judas was carrying?  Money went out of it but there is no record of money going into it.  Jesus operated in supernatural abundance as described in Deuteronomy chapter 28 and we now have a superior Covenant to what was given to the Israelites.  Now is the time to activate your faith to the higher, mature level and eliminate any unbelief which has hindered you in the past.

PS:  My wife and I have been paying extra toward our monthly utilities so that we carry a credit balance at all times.  This eliminates the possibility of late payments.  It fulfills the “owe no man anything but Love” aspect even of a monthly level.  This isn’t being legalistic, just practical.  These monthly obligations do not divert our focus from pursuing the Spiritual.

The Faith-Rest

May 4th, 2022

It is time to enter into the “faith-rest” as we walk out the days ahead.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in the book of Hebrews chapter 4:

1Now the promise of entering into God’s rest is still for us today. So we must be extremely careful to ensure that we all embrace the fullness of that promise and not fail to experience it.

If we are fully led by The Holy Spirit, we will walk in rest for we are no longer moved by what we see around us.  No fear is able to enter in by what we see, hear, touch, taste, or smell.  The physical no longer guides our decisions thus we no longer have anxiety to respond according to our body’s input.

2For we have heard the good news of deliverance just as they (Israelites in the wilderness) did, yet they didn’t join their faith with the Word.  Instead, what they heard didn’t affect them deeply, for they doubted. 3For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest! For HE has said,

“I was grieved with them and made a solemn oath,

‘They will not enter into MY rest.’ ”

God’s works have all been completed from the foundation of the world

The doubt and unbelief of the Israelites kept them from entering into the Promised Land.  Only Joshua and Caleb displayed no unbelief thus their faith sustained them for 38 ½ years awaiting FATHER’s Directive to enter in.  During that time the two did not allow peer pressure to affect their faith in GOD.

6Those who first heard the good news of deliverance failed to enter into that realm of faith’s rest because of their unbelieving hearts.

As I have recently written, unbelief is different from faith and works against faith.  Jesus said “You only need faith as a mustard seed” so faith is not the issue, unbelief is!  Most of the Israelites allowed their past to overtake what they saw FATHER do in the present.  They dwelled on their past in the midst of the supernatural occurring before their very eyes.  We must bury the past and only dwell on the present.

I assure you that the demon(s) assigned to you will attempt to drudge up the past so that you will focus on it rather that what FATHER is doing today.  Do not speak about the past and empower the adversary to move you to unbelief!

6b Yet the fact remains that we still have the opportunity to enter into the faith-rest life and experience the fulfillment of the Promise! 7For God still has ordained a day for us to enter into called “Today.” For it was long afterwards that God repeated it in David’s words,

“If only today you would listen to HIS Voice

and do not harden your hearts!”

8Now if this promise of “rest” was fulfilled when Joshua brought the people into the land, God wouldn’t have spoken later of another “rest” yet to come. 9So we conclude that there is still a full and complete Sabbath-rest waiting for believers  to experience.

The key to entering into rest is found in listening to The Holy Spirit and not hardening our hearts. 

Jesus spoke of this issue in Mark chapter 8:

14Now, the disciples had forgotten to take bread with them, except for one loaf of flatbread. 15And as they were sailing across the lake, Jesus repeatedly warned them, “Be on your guard against the yeast inside of the Pharisees and the yeast inside of Herod!” 16But the disciples had no clue what Jesus was talking about, so they began to discuss it among themselves, saying, “Is he saying this because we forgot to bring bread?”

The yeast Jesus is referring to here is hypocrisy. “Beware of the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. It permeates everything they do and teach, like leaven, they were serving their own self-interests.”  The yeast of religious and political hypocrisy is what Jesus warned them to avoid.

17Knowing what they were thinking, Jesus said to them, “Why all this fussing over forgetting to bring bread? Do you still not see or understand what I say to you? Are your hearts still hard? 18You have good eyes, yet you still don’t see, and you have good ears, yet you still don’t hear, neither do you remember. 19When I multiplied the bread to feed more than five thousand people, how many baskets full of leftovers did you gather afterward?”

“Twelve,” they replied.

20“And when I multiplied food to feed over four thousand, how many large baskets full of leftovers did you gather afterwards?”

“Seven,” they replied.

21“Then how is it that you still don’t get it?”

Jesus walked in Supernatural Agape Love and the disciples were still focused on the natural which will harden your heart away from have faith in GOD.

You and I must make the transition from focusing on the natural by focusing on the Supernatural.  This is done by immersing ourselves in The Word and listening to The Holy Spirit, responding without delay.  This will move us to eliminating unbelief and allowing faith to come forth without hindrance.

Glory, Unity, And Love

May 3rd, 2022

Glory, unity, and Love are what Jesus prayed for you and me. A disciple is someone who learns from Jesus so as to live like Jesus — someone who, because of God’s awakening grace, conforms his or her words and ways to the Words and ways of Jesus.

Jesus prayed in John chapter 17:

20  “And I ask not only for these disciples, but also for all those who will one day believe in me through their message. 21 I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as you and I, Father, are joined together as one. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognize that you sent me.

You and I are meant to be in unity as Jesus’ disciples.  We are to honor each other’s calling and supply our calling to enrich the entire Body of Christ.  We have been separated from the world which enables us to be in unity.

22 For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that We enjoy. 23 You live fully in Me and now I live fully in them so that they will experience perfect unity, and the world will be convinced that You have sent Me, for they will see that You Love each one of them with the same passionate Love that you have for me.

FATHER Loves you and me with the same Love He has for Jesus.  Do not challenge those Words for They are life to those who truly embrace Them.  You must understand that Jesus expunged our past so there is nothing preventing us from being in full unity and Love with FATHER.

24 “Father, I ask that You allow everyone that You have given to Me to be with Me where I am! Then they will see My full glory— the very splendor You have placed upon Me because You have Loved Me even before the beginning of time.

When did FATHER give us to Jesus?  THEY made that decision when THEY wrote our books in Heaven (Psalm 139:16), before THEY formed us in the womb.  You and I were destined to be Jesus’ disciples as were many others.  However, we had the option to accept our intended destinies or select the way to destruction.

25 “You are My righteous Father, but the unbelieving world has never known you in the perfect way that I know you! And all those who believe in Me also know that You have sent Me! 26 I have revealed to them Who You are and I will continue to make You even more real to them, so that they may experience the same endless Love that You have for Me, for Your Love will now live in them, even as I live in them!

As I shared yesterday in 2nd Peter chapter1, it is all about unending Love:

5So devote yourselves  to lavishly supplementing  your faith with goodness,

and to goodness add understanding,

6and to understanding add the strength of self-control,

and to self-control add patient endurance,

and to patient endurance add godliness,

7and to godliness add mercy toward your brothers and sisters,

and to mercy toward others add unending Love.

Jesus spoke about what it means to be His disciple in John chapter 12:

26 If you want to be My disciple, follow Me and you will go where I am going.  And if you truly follow Me as my disciple, the Father will shower His favor upon your life.

Most importantly, Jesus shared that His Words came directly from FATHER thus we know FATHER’S Divine Intent for each of us when we meditate on the prayer above (John 17):

44 Jesus shouted out passionately, “To believe in Me is to also believe in God Who sent Me.

45 For when you look at Me you are seeing the One Who sent Me. 46 I have come as a light to shine in this dark world so that all who trust in me will no longer wander in darkness.

47 If you hear My Words and refuse to follow them, I do not judge You. For I have not come to judge you but to save you. 48 If you reject Me and refuse to follow My Words, you already have a judge. The message of Truth I have given you will rise up to judge you at the Day of Judgment. 

We have been warned about our refusal to follow the Words of Jesus!

49 For I’m not speaking as someone who is self-appointed, but I speak by the authority of the Father Himself who sent me, and Who instructed Me what to say. 50And I know that the Father’s commands result in Eternal life, and that’s why I speak the very Words I’ve heard Him speak.”

As disciples we are to take on unending Love, unity, and His glory… nothing less.

Claim Your Deposit

May 2nd, 2022

We need to access what has already been deposited in us. Why ask FATHER for something we already have?

The following passage must be understood and embraced if you want to become fully mature as a Son or Daughter.  Now is the time to no longer accept a passive life which produces little or no fruit.  This passage provides the answer to the problem.  Paul’s writings are in full agreement with Peter.  They both embraced this revelation and their fruit is evidence of it.

Peter wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Peter chapter 1:

3a  Everything we could ever need for life and complete devotion to God has already been deposited in us by His Divine power.

We are made In HIS Image and we already have everything we need for life and to walk in full Godliness IN US!  This is who we are and we must no longer think of ourselves as being separated from Our Heavenly Father.

3b For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing Him Who has called us by name and invited us to come to Him through a glorious manifestation of His goodness.

HE called you and me to come to Him.  The Holy Spirit wooed us to Him as it was written in our books in Heaven before we were formed.  We were destined to become mature Sons and Daughters hence this is why you are reading the blog now.

4 As a result of this, He has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the Divine nature, by which you have escaped the corrupt desires that are of the world.

The difference between “can” and “will” is based on us opening our eyes of understanding and taking and operating in what has been deposited in us.

Those who are devoted to the Lord are most Holy and are His to do with as He chooses.  “FATHER, not my will but YOUR will be done.”

5 So devote yourselves to lavishly supplementing your faith with goodness,

and to goodness add understanding,

6 and to understanding add the strength of self-control,

and to self-control add patient endurance,

and to patient endurance add Godliness,

7 and to Godliness add mercy toward your brothers and sisters,

and to mercy toward others add unending Love.

8  Since these virtues are already planted deep within, and you possess them in abundant supply, they will keep you from being inactive or fruitless in your pursuit of knowing Jesus Christ more intimately.

9 But if anyone lacks these things, he is blind, constantly closing his eyes to the mysteries of our faith, and forgetting his innocence—for his past sins have been washed away.

Don’t let what is deposited in you go unclaimed!

Dealing With Unbelief

April 30th, 2022

Unbelief is a distinct and separate issue from your level of faith.  You can have both unbelief and faith at the same time.

It is recorded by The Holy Spirit in Matthew chapter 17:

1 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”

6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. 7 But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” 8 When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

9 Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”

The other nine disciples awaited the return of Jesus and the three disciples.  They were approached by a man with an epileptic son.  The disciples were unable to heal the boy.

14 And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.

These are the same disciples who have previously healed the sick and cast out demons in Matthew chapter 10 (Mark 6, Luke 9:1-6).

Mark chapter 6 records:

13  And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 17 in response to the disciples’ failure to heal the boy:

17 Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

When considering their past performance in casting out demons, they asked an important question:

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

The following response is critical to our understanding when it comes to walking in power and authority.

20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Unbelief is not a lack of faith.  The disciples had faith and unbelief at the same time.  Unbelief works against faith.  If the disciples had no unbelief, the demon would have responded and would have been cast out of the boy.  They had faith to attempt to heal the boy so faith was not the issue.  Were they intimidated by power of the demon to be thrust into both fire and water?

It is recorded in Mark chapter 9 concerning the same boy:

20  So they brought him to Jesus. As soon as the demon saw him, it threw the boy into convulsions. He fell to the ground, rolling around and foaming at the mouth. 21 Jesus turned to the father and asked, “How long has your son been tormented like this?”

How would you respond if you saw the same thing that the disciples saw?  Would you be intimidated by the power of the demon?  The disciples were but Jesus wasn’t as we shall see in the following passage:

So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”  24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” 25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

“If you can believe” is different than having faith as a mustard seed.  Think about it.  Jesus told the father to believe rather than have the healing independent of him.

The phrase “seeing is believing” similar to what Thomas spoke after the resurrection of Jesus, is a common problem among most believers.  They rely more on what they actually receive through their five physical senses rather than what The Word says.  They spend too much time in front of the TV, PC, and/or smart phone taking in what the world is promoting.  Be assured, it will conflict with The Word.

What is one aspect of fasting?  Reducing input from your five physical senses.  What is one aspect of prayer?  Praying in The Holy Spirit.  You should do both if you want to eliminate unbelief.  Allow The Holy Spirit to show you the source of your unbelief and get rid of it. 

Other peoples’ prayer failures should not move you for they may have had multiple issues preventing their healing.  Agape Love will dissolve unbelief and give you assurance of FATHER’S willingness to see you healed of anything!  This applies to those to whom you are called to pray over.  Spiritual warriors cannot be timid!

The Fear Of THE LORD Resulted

April 29th, 2022

If the Fear of THE LORD is absent, people move toward lawlessness.  When the Fear of THE LORD is present, righteousness prevails.

When people incorrectly believe that there are no consequences to sin, they move toward a lawless state due to their carnal orientation.

Wisdom speaks in Proverbs chapter 9:

10The starting point for acquiring wisdom

is to be consumed with awe as you worship Yahweh (fear of THE LORD).

To receive the revelation of the Holy One,

you must come to the One who has living-understanding.

11Wisdom will extend your life,

making every year more fruitful than the one before.

12So it is to your advantage to be wise.

But to ignore the counsel of wisdom

is to invite trouble into your life.

And in Proverbs chapter 14:

27To worship God in wonder and awe (fear of THE LORD)

opens a fountain of life within you,

empowering you to escape death’s domain.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Acts chapter 9:

31After this, the church all over Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a season of peace.  The congregations grew larger and larger, with the believers being empowered and encouraged by the Holy Spirit. They worshiped God in wonder and awe, and walked in the fear of the Lord.

The “Called Out Ones” understood the fear of THE LORD and thus their numbers increased.

What would reinstate the fear of THE LORD in churches today?  It would require a demonstration of power and authority from Above.  This is what we should expect when we mature as Sons and Daughters.

Consider Peter.  He had denied Christ three times and then had to be restored by Jesus Himself.  In this very same chapter of Acts 9:

32 As Peter was ministering from place to place, he visited God’s devoted ones in the village of Lydda. 33He met a man there named Aeneas who had been paralyzed and bedridden for eight years. 34Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Anointed One instantly and Divinely heals you. Now, get up and make your bed.”

35All at once he stood to his feet. And when all the people of Lydda and Sharon saw him, they became believers in the Lord.

The power and authority demonstrated by Peter brought forth more believers into the Kingdom!

Peter then Raises the Dead:

36 Now, there was a follower of Jesus who lived in Joppa. Her Aramaic name, Tabitha, means “gazelle.”  She lived her life doing kind things for others and serving the poor. 37But then she became very ill and died. After the disciples prepared her body for burial, they laid her in an upstairs room.

38When the believers heard that Peter was nearby in Lydda, they sent two men with an urgent message for him to come without delay. 39 So Peter went with them back to Joppa, and upon arriving they led him to the upper room.

There were many widows standing next to Peter, weeping. One after another showed him the tunics and other garments that Tabitha had made to bless others.

40 Peter made them all leave the room.  Then he knelt down and prayed. Turning to the dead body, he said, “Tabitha, rise up!”

At once she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up. 41He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers and all the widows to come and see that she was alive!

42The news spread all over the city of Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 43Peter remained in Joppa for several more days as a guest at the house of Simon the tanner.

Once again, Peter displayed the power and authority appropriated to him as a believer, then was accessed and utilized to raise Tabitha from the dead.  He commanded her back to life just as Jesus did multiple times.  The result… many believed in THE LORD!  This is what we are meant to do as well.  When we walk in the same anointing and do similar, mighty miracles in Jesus’ Name, the fear of THE LORD will return to the church and many believers will be added to The Kingdom.

Walking In A Greater Anointing

April 28th, 2022

Which is superior, the Old Testament or the New Testament?  The New Testament of course!  Health and prosperity are two primary requirements for us to be seen as Overcomers by the world.  We are intended to walk in not only the same anointing as Our Lord Jesus Christ but He expects us to walk in a greater anointing!

Isn’t it time that we live up to His expectations?  Walking in Agape Love and great faith is the answer and it is not reserved for a privileged few.  HE wants all of HIS Sons and Daughters to walk in such power and authority hence HE is not the variable, we are!

It was written by The Holy Spirit in Deuteronomy chapter 15:

5 only if you carefully obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe with care all these commandments which I command you today. 6 For the LORD your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.

7 If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, 8 but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs.

FATHER’S Divine Intent is for us to prosper to the point where we have abundance to lend unto nations and give to the poor.  Yes, it included lending to the poor but HE also allowed for jubilee to eliminate their debt.  If you are a joyful giver with abundance then you don’t concern yourself with repayment.  It is another form of enslavement and it is better for you to not judge their actions which may be contrary to disciplined debt repayment.  Let FATHER take care of those areas.

Paul expounded on giving as he wrote by The Holy Spirit in 2nd Corinthians chapter 8:

1Beloved ones, we must tell you about the grace God poured out upon the churches of Macedonia. 2For even during a season of severe difficulty, tremendous suffering, and extreme poverty, their super-abundant joy overflowed into an act of extravagant generosity. 3For I can verify that they spontaneously gave, not only according to their means but far beyond what they could afford. 4They actually begged us for the privilege of sharing in this ministry of giving to God’s Holy people who are living in poverty. 5They exceeded our expectations by first dedicating themselves fully to the Lord and then to us, according to God’s pleasure. 

6That is why we appealed to Titus, since he was the one who got you started and encouraged you to give, so he could help you complete this generous undertaking on your behalf. 7You do well and excel in every respect—in unstoppable faith, in powerful preaching, in revelation knowledge, in your passionate devotion, and in sharing the Love we have shown to you. So make sure that you also excel in grace-filled generosity.

8I’m not saying this as though I were issuing an order but to stir you to greater Love by mentioning the enthusiasm of the Macedonians as a challenge to you.  9For you have experienced the extravagant grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was infinitely rich, he impoverished himself for our sake, so that by his poverty, we become rich beyond measure.

10So here are my thoughts concerning this matter, and it’s in your best interests. Since you made such a good start last year, both in the grace of giving and in your longing to give, 11you should finish what you started.  You were so eager in your intentions to give, so go do it. Finish this act of worship according to your ability to give. 12For if the intention and desire are there, the size of the gift doesn’t matter. Your gift is fully acceptable to God according to what you have, not what you don’t have. 13I’m not saying this in order to ease someone else’s load by overloading you, but as a matter of fair balance. 14Your surplus could meet their need, and their abundance may one day meet your need. This equal sharing of abundance will mean a fair balance. 

15As it is written:

The one who gathered much didn’t have too much,

and the one who gathered little didn’t have too little.

Paul quoted Exodus chapter 16 where the children gathered manna daily:

17 Then the children of Israel did so and gathered, some more, some less. 18 So when they measured it by omers, he who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack. Every man had gathered according to each one’s need.

Giving is tied to receiving from Heaven.  Those of us who have are meant to help those who have not so that no one is lacking.  This is a primary function of Servias and we have no intention of modifying FATHER’S Divine Intent.  We have never paid a salary and don’t need to do so.  Unless FATHER directs us, I don’t see a need to make any changes to our disbursements.