Monday, January 28, 2013

The Big Picture

The world has never tried harder to distract us and to energize our carnality so that we might become occupied in some measure with the natural realm. (Rev 3:20) “Behold, I stand at the door and knock” There is another call to us but it coming from the inside. The Lord is knocking on the door of our hearts. If we listen and respond to this call and separate ourselves from all that would distract, We will begin to hear the voice of the Lord. His divine favor, His approbation will begin to rest upon us and bring us from
where we are right now to a place of divine destiny. It is only this people, a church within a church that can say not only do I have Jesus, but Jesus has me. Who have truly made Him Lord and released Him to work within their life circumstance, to overcome the world even as He overcame. The enemy of our faith Satan has been permitted to operate in this natural realm for a season and all creation has seen the results of his dominion. Hatred, war, sickness, fear and death in every measure and form imaginable. They have never seen how God rules. He rules within our hearts as we are being changed from "glory to glory", "strength to strength" and "Faith to Faith" in preparation for the end of the Church age to function in His higher purpose. When Satan’s time has come to an end there will be a point of intervention by The Lord. A lifting up and empowering of an overcoming people that have through much preparation and obedience in small things been made ready to move in harmony with Him. The ushering in of His Millennial Kingdom! We are now under Grace but the words spoken during this time will have consequence as the Lord will reveal Himself throughout the world and the kingdoms of this world will become the Kingdom of Our Lord. No matter where you see yourself in your walk with the Lord and how impossible some of this might seem, you must respond as Mary did to a most unlikely event… “be it unto me according to thy word” There is still time to respond to The Lord. It is by His Grace that we are able to make this choice. It is our heart intention that is most important. It will take us closer to the Lord that we might be given the gift of repentance and allow the Lord to bring needed correction and adjustment to our walk. As we draw near to the Lord our life will come into Divine Order and we will experience Kingdom living. I pray that each of us may be released from our current understanding and allow the Lord to take us further.....

1Jn 5:4 (WNT) For every child of God overcomes the world; and the victorious principle 
which has overcome the world is our faith. 
1Jn 5:5  Who but the man that believes that Jesus is the Son of God overcomes the world? 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Life out of death

(1) the vision or initial possession of a new truth or aspect of relationship with Christ, with faith to exercise new abilities thereof;

(2) a subsequent loss of our awareness of Christ's presence in this new relationship, and an apparent loss or diminution of our abilities to walk in the new vision;

(3) our vain striving, with human wisdom and strength, to regain Him and them;

(4) surrender, when we become "burned out" or otherwise realize that our self-strivings are vain and useless;

(5) restoration, when He restores our awareness of His presence, and also our faith to exercise the new
abilities; and

(6) consummation of the stage, whereupon we actually walk in our new relationship with Christ with faith to exercise the new abilities, purely on His strength, by His wisdom, in His righteousness, and upon His initiatives.

When God gives us a specific personal promise, He also puts a sentence of death on that promise, and places us in
circumstances in which there is no way that the promise's fulfillment is possible. Just before its fulfillment is the
darkest moment, when its fulfillment appears to be totally and utterly hopeless. His purpose for this is to get us to the
point where we trust only in Him to bring it to pass, that He alone gets the glory, and that our faith in Him become
purest (i.e., most refined).
It is natural, but a lack of faith, for us to doubt the promise in those times. How do we know that the promise was/is
indeed of God and not of our vain imaginations? Two ways: 

(1) the promise keeps repeating itself in our spirit; He won't let us forget it

(2) Many tiny blessings, including micro-miracles, all reveal the promise but not its fulfillment, occur during those darkest and most hopeless moments.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Word must hold me...

It is a common experience for us to go through several up-down-up cycles in our spiritual life, which if we don’t know
what it is all about, will be confusing at best and often devastating to us. We call these “emptying cycles”, because
our Lord’s purpose in them is for us to be forced to die to self so that He can do His doing through us free from
hindrances from us. They are God-given experiences of us first being given a taste of future fullness in Christ with
respect to some promise or calling, followed by a period of loss to it, and finally we being raised to that promised
For instance:
[1] you get a vision or a higher revelation of the ascension life, seated with Christ in the heavenly places, and
the joy and light of it is so real, that you think you will never come down again to the lower planes you now leave
behind you; but
[2] loss - in a brief while of weeks, or months, the conscious blessing - lasting according to the extent of the
revelation and its power - apparently disappears; and
[3] you perhaps struggle to regain what you think you have lost. Now you have to fight by bare faith, to hold
the ground you have taken. Then
[4] you “give up” trying, surrendering I apparent hopelessness. Then
[5] follows what may be called a “tunnel” experience, when you go through test upon test; in which, perhaps,
you may think you fail, but through all you find there is advancement and restoration of what you think you have
lost; and
[6] final emergence into the full consummation of the vision of that specific plane of the spiritual life, where
you understand the way of abiding; for in the working into you of that life by the “tunnel” experience, God has
removed what stands in the way of the permanent abiding in that stage of the knowledge of Him.
But note that if God gives you a message which He means you to take hold of, He holds you, even when you appear to
lose it. His Word given to you lays hold of you. That word has divine life and energy in it, and it can grip you and
hold you to it. God requires your co-operation, of course, and you must actively take the word by faith; but the power
is in the Word itself when God has spoken it to you. If the Lord has given you the word 'power over the power of the
enemy', you have to co-operate by saying in response, “I choose and accept it, Lord, but I have no power to hold it;
the Word must hold me.”

Friday, January 18, 2013

Come forth...

Just as God was manifested in Jesus Christ who came forth from the womb of the Virgin Mary. . now in the
end of the Age God has a Body of people, the Temple people which are now in the womb of the true Church,
the Virgin Bride or the Holy City, Jerusalem. This Body of Christ, the Overcomer, shall come forth in mighty
power to manifest the fullness of Christ in the earth. They are known as the Manifested Sons of God, and this
place they occupy is the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus. But before they are manifested or revealed to the
world, God shall have a group known as the Elijah-Moses Ministry, a prophetic ministry sent forth with mighty
power and the spirit of judgment to restore all things. And as one man, a prophet, goes before one man, the
Christ, just so a group of called out saints with a prophetic ministry goes before and introduces the Manifested
Sons of God, the Christ ministry.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: (Isa. 28:10).
Spiritual growth denotes change after change after change. Those called up to Zion are ever being changed "from strength to strength" (Ps. 84:7), "from faith to faith" (Rom. 1:17), and "from glory to glory" (2 Cor. 3:18). Our spiritual metamorphosis, our maturing in grace is a steady ascent into the hill of the Lord.
Moses and His friends experienced the Old Testament Mount of Transfiguration when they were called up to the place of worship. The entire setting is a picture of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, andAbihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under His feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in His clearness.
And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not His hand:
also they saw God, and did eat and drink (Exod. 24:9-11).
And they saw the God of Israel{that is, a convincing manifestation of
His presence)... (Exod. 24:10, AMP).

Zion is the mountain of change, the place of transformation. Jesus and His three disciples descended from the mountaintop to bring deliverance. We are called to roar out of Zion and to go into the earth to bring "a convincing manifestation of His presence."
When we preach salvation, men and women are saved, but not changed. When we teach about the Holy Ghost, men and women are filled with the Spirit, but not transformed.  The only message that will transform people and change the world is the gospel of the Kingdom, the message of Zion!
Yet it is not enough to hear about Zion. We must have a meaningful relationship with the King and His brethren who live there with Him, or we will never be changed. May this be our prayer.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Seven Spirits

The seven spirits of God are vitally important to understand. They are listed completely in Isaiah 11:2, but are expanded upon throughout the Scriptures. They are: 1) the Spirit of the Lord (love); 2) the Spirit of Wisdom (truth); 3) the Spirit of Understanding (revelation); 4) the Spirit of Counsel (remembrance/restoration); 5) The Spirit of Might (power); 6) the Spirit of Knowledge (scribes/publishing); and 7) the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord (grace).
To worship “in spirit” is to walk in obedience to the promptings of these seven spirits who dwell within the born again believer. To worship “in truth” is the other side of our balanced walk with the Lord. Walking “in truth” involves walking according to God’s order and instruction, which is shown to us in His WORD. So you have a constant balance of walking in the Spirit and walking according to His truth found in His word. You cannot have one without the other. If you have all spirit and no word then you will “puff up” in pride. If you have all word and no spirit then you will “dry up” with dead religion. We must have a proper balance of worship in spirit and in truth.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Back to Basics

Romans 10:9-10 tells us, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Also, Jesus tells us that if we confess Him before men, then He will confess you to the Father and be your advocate legally before the throne of God (Matt 10:32, Luke 12:8). Your profession of faith in Christ before another person is a legal matter in heaven, and it is only through Jesus that we can legally be reconciled back to God.
Eternal salvation is obtained by a simple heartfelt confession… nothing more and nothing less. It is not about our good deeds or bad deeds, which is why this gospel is rightly called the “good news.” You may not even feel anything different after your confession. God has chosen this simple method of confession unto salvation so that no one can boast in another person’s eternal life. Since God knows the heart, there is no point in arguing who has been born again and who has not. Romans 10:6-8 tells us that it is not wise to say “who will ascend into heaven... or who will descend into the abyss,” because the word is in your mouth and in your heart. This word of faith in your mouth and heart is the doorway into all of God’s eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18) Jesus told Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, “most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Jesus then showed Nicodemus that he was born of the flesh, but in order to enter the kingdom of God he had to be born of the spirit. There is no other name by which man can be saved except confessing the name of Christ Jesus (Acts 4:12), which in itself is a sign of repentance. But our profession of faith in Christ is only the beginning point of our walk with the Spirit of God who created the universe. The next steps involve allowing your newly created spirit to influence your soul and body, and this is the harder part where we learn to take up our cross and follow Jesus. This is where we learn to worship Him in spirit and in truth: “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) God created your spirit, soul and body to relate as one, but when we sinned in Adam, that oneness was broken and now our body (flesh) fights against the Spirit as Paul talked about in Romans chapters 6-7. Our flesh is in a constant warfare against our spirit. God is a Father, a Son and a Holy Spirit, but all three exist as one in unity. Since we were created in God’s image, our spirit, soul and body is a similar trinity. However, SIN has killed us and this unity. Now, only our recreated spirit in Christ can renew our souls. While our spirits are born again and therefore “perfect” (Heb 12:22,23) at the point of our confession of faith, our souls must be renewed daily by the Spirit. Please see the previous figure again and notice how the seven spirits of God are constantly influencing our heart, while the body is constantly being influenced by other outside forces that are often contrary to the Spirit of God. Hence the warfare is in our souls, which is why James tells us that our souls must be “saved” or renewed day by day (James 1:21).

Friday, January 11, 2013

You shall know the Truth...

So now when we are teaching, when Truth comes, it sometimes DISTURBS us.  Well, He told me this.  He said, "Whenever I bring a fresh impact of Truth to you, it will NEVER disturb Truth which I have ALREADY lodged in your heart. Truth which has ALREADY been established in you, and you know its power and you're walking under its power; a new impact of Truth will never disturb THAT. But the impact of Truth WILL DISTURB religious habits, traditions, all sorts of things which never "ring true," to the Truth, but have built themselves up with us, the same as TARES grow along with the WHEAT. And you very seldom are able to DISTINGUISH them. The TARES are EXACTLY like the WHEAT, even until it comes up to a place where the head is formed, and the little kernels, before you can really detect it.     And that's like "funny, strange," TRADITIONS which sometimes are purely RELIGIOUS, and sometimes are "smatterings" of Truth. Now, that will grow right up along with Truth, until God sees it's a good time to have that thing "thrashed" out. Taken care of. Because it will only be an IMPEDIMENT, a DISTURBING thing, a HINDERING thing, as God brings your TRUTH to its MATURITY. And sometimes it grows a long time and the disciples, you remember, "Oh, let us go in and take the tares out, and we'll have a nice field of wheat!" "No," Jesus said, "You can't do it that way." They have to seemingly GROW for a certain period, and even THEN, even then, the only safe way to disturb or take care of them would be the "angels of heaven," that is, SPIRITUAL MINISTRIES. Messengers of God. Well, when I found that, I said, "All right Lord."

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Until Christ be formed in you...

Intimacy with Christ indwelling leads to full life. It is when we totally yield our human spirits to the indwelling Holy Spirit
of Christ Jesus. That involves a conscious, deliberate act of our will to invite Him in and to yield to His Lordship. "Behold
I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and
he with Me" (Revelation 3:20). His presence in our hearts (humans spirits) keeps the destroyer out (Exodus 12:23). He,
Christ Jesus, lives in us.
Note Paul's prayer for us in Ephesians 3:16-19 (which should be our continual prayer for ourselves):
"... that He would grant you ... to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ
may dwell in our hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to
comprehend ... and to know the love of Christ ... be filled with all the fullness of God."
Also, though Christ alone is the one perfect Son of God, we are to be sons with Him:
"... He also predestined [us] to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He [Christ Jesus] might be the
first-born among many brethren" [Romans 8:29]. "... in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of
their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He Who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are
all of one, for which reason He [Christ Jesus] is not ashamed to call them [us] 'brethren'" [Hebrews 2:10-11].
True discipleship is formation of the life of Christ in us, that we become Christ-like. "... until Christ is formed in you...."
(Galatians 4:19). The very same Holy Spirit Who dwelt in the man Jesus now dwells in us. Christ Jesus abides in us as His
Holy Spirit. But He must also be formed in us, that is, become our very personality, the center of our very being and
thinking and acting. The Holy Spirit's function is to reveal Christ the Son to the world, and He seeks to do that through us as
He did through the man Jesus.