Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Narrow Gate

Mat 7:13-14 (wnt)
"Go in by the narrow gate, for broad and roomy is the road that leads to destruction, and many are going
in by it. But narrow is the gate and hard is the road that leads to life, and few are they that find it."

This scripture is always portrayed as the multitudes of the unsaved going into the eternal lake of fire and
a few going into heaven but that is not what this is saying.  This word is spoken to the Church not to the world.
The substance of this word is that within Christianity once we have received the gift of salvation, redeemed
and purchased by the blood of the Lamb, there are two ways that we can go as a Christian. We can live out
our life more or less going our own way, doing our own thing maintaining the gift of salvation knowing that
someday we will walk on streets of gold and be in paradise. Or we can commit our lives to the higher purpose
of the Lord. There is a life of commitment where we take that free gift of salvation, the redemption the Lord
has given plus that which we have the totality of our being the potential and the possibilities of life that are
within us and our right to choose and we give that to the Lord. "Lord with all that I am and hope and desire,
Lord I submit it and lay it at  your feet." Would you choose this narrow way today and allow the Lord to create
in you a heart that responds to Him. That walks in harmony with the Holy Spirit. Within you is an eternal
potential to relate to the Lord, but it must be developed and formed in this life. The path of destruction is a
life that once created (Born Again), never matures. A Spirit born that remains veiled in a soul unbroken. The
unlimited potential of Christ in us is the High Calling that is far beyond having heaven as our home.

"Father God, birth within each heart a desire to walk the narrow way. To choose the hills and climb the
mountains and walk the narrow path, a path less traveled that leads to a revelation of Your Glory." Amen

Monday, December 29, 2014

His Bride Has Made Herself


Revelation 19:7: …."His bride has made herself ready…." We are called as a Bride, a companion for all eternity. But our preparation and qualification for that is in this life, for He (Christ) will only return for His Bride when she has been matured (made ready) to the point of being without blemish ("spot or wrinkle" - Ephesians 5:25-27 and Revelation 19:7 & 21:2 & 9). In this life we are being subjected by God our master potter (Jeremiah 18:2-4) to testing and training to bring us to a place of unity with Christ Jesus. We have a responsibility here in the fullness of time that is our life to allow it to become His life. We are to prepare ourselves. Not in our own strength, it requires His light (word), life (power), and His love. Our responsibility is to allow Him to work in our lives; to yield to Him, to aggressively seek and desire Him and that He might work in us. Being His Bride is not a "gift", nor a set of blessings bestowed, it is relationship! It is the most beautiful and complete union imaginable. Relationship, not religion! To be a Christian is not a matter of being "religious", but being in a personal relationship with God the Father through Christ Jesus the Son. Being His Bride is the ultimate culmination of our relationship with Him...beloved of Him...sought out by Him...perfected by Him and established with Him. To be a Bride means total abandonment of one's entire self, will, goals, name and nature unto another (the Bridegroom). It means total unity with Him, with His will being primary in all things. It means being totally compatible with Him, that we should be like Him. The Bride of the Lamb is to make herself ready! To be like the Lamb means to be a lamb ourselves, to have fully acquired His nature. That is our Lord's primary purpose in all His dealings in our lives... the making of a Bride!




Friday, December 26, 2014

The Whole World in His Hands

He's got the whole world in His hands....

If you have information to the contrary....

You are eating from the wrong tree....

Genesis 2:17
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Glory to God

Luke 2:11-14

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Voice 2

A good starting place in this School of the Spirit is the lessons we can learn from the original couple, Adam and Eve, as recorded in Genesis 3. After they tasted the forbidden fruit, God came looking for some fellowship with Adam and Eve—to walk and talk with them (as He does with you and me). I wrote previously about what this must have been like:
Can you imagine, after Adam and Eve had known God, and He knew them, how quickly the spiritual climate changed? As a result of their disobedience, they experienced instantaneous barriers to their intimacy with Him. Walls shot up. After their sin they plucked off leaves from the nearest bush as quickly as they could and sewed coverings for themselves. They were hiding from the Lord their Creator for the first time in their lives.
But God, in His passionate pursuit, was still drawing close. A new reaction stirred within them as He drew near. Previously they had run toward the sound of His footsteps. Now they ran in the opposite direction. Before, their response had been for joy: “Oh, wow, it’s Father!” Now it was dread and fear: “Oh, no, it’s Father!” They were guilt-ridden. Never had they had such an emotional reaction or even such a thought before! They had not known condemnation or fear or shame. Now, as a result of their disobedience, they ran and hid from the voice of God.
This pretty well sums up the difference between the joy of hearing God and obeying His voice and the dilemma of hearing God’s voice and not obeying.
Here’s the good news: God is searching for us. He is drawing near, whether we want Him to or not! He is the glorious intruder. God does not give up on His beloved; He wants to walk and talk with you. But there can be some sad news also, barriers to intimacy result when we choose to ignore what He tells us. So let’s listen up and learn. We need Him. We need to hear His voice. Let’s cultivate a heart and life that responds when He speaks.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Voice

Late one evening, I went to pray with another believer at church where my friend’s father is a pastor. At the front of the sanctuary, on the wall close to the Communion rail, there was a lighted candle. It was a symbolic representation of the light of God and presence of God. I loved sneaking away when I could to spend time in quiet reflection, as His sweet presence seemed to reside there.
While basking in the light of His presence late that same night, I began to vocalize my desire to hear and know the voice of God better. I proceeded logically:

Based on John 10:27, You have stated, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me.” Now I don’t have any problem with the first part of the verse, “My sheep hear My voice.” I know I have heard Your voice because in Revelation 3:20 it says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.” I have heard Your knock at the door of my heart and I am one of Yours.

I continued with my line-by-line presentation:

So, Father, I accept by faith that I do hear Your voice. The second part of the verse I don’t have any problem with either. I know that You know me, and You know me better than I know myself. I don’t have any problem with that. But it’s the third part of that verse that I have a big problem with, “and they follow Me.” So, God, I need to do more than just hear Your voice—because I also hear my voice, the voice of my flesh, the voice of others, the voice of the world and the voice of the enemy, Satan. Therefore, if I’m going to be able to “follow You,” I must do more than only hear Your voice. I need to be able to discern Your voice from the other voices.

That night, my friend and I knelt in prayer and simply said, “Lord, we ask that You enroll us in Your School of the Spirit. Teach us not only how to hear but also how to discern Your voice from the voice of the stranger and all the other voices that contend for our attention. Please do this so that we can truly follow You.”

(to be continued next post)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


The Stronghold of the Godly: Humility

Satan fears virtue. He is terrified of humility; he hates it. He sees a humble person and it sends chills down his back. His hair stands up when Christians kneel down, for humility is the surrender of the soul to God. The devil trembles before the meek because in the very areas where he once had access, there stands the Lord, and Satan is terrified of Jesus Christ.

Who Truly Are You Fighting?

You will remember that, at the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the judgment of God against the devil was that he should "eat dust." Remember also that God said of man, "dust thou art" (Gen. 3:14-19 KJV). The essence of our carnal nature—of all that is carnal in nature—is dust. We need to see the connection here: Satan feeds upon our earthly, carnal nature of "dust." Satan dines on what we withhold from God!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Redemption has Your story to tell

Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water..”  The word for belly in the original language is ‘womb’.  Through each one of us God's Redemption has a story to tell, A unique revelation of the life of His Son Jesus is to be brought forth from our spiritual womb. How can these things be ?  The only way to know is to be intimate with Him. There is something about our redemption story that is unique in all the universe.  Out of our individual brokenness, and out of the way He speaks His healing Word to those desolate places of our life circumstance will emerge a new life.  When He reveals it to each of us we have a hope of our calling and a revelation of our eternal purpose that births praise, worship, and unspeakable joy. There is an intimate place, a secret place of abiding that we each must learn how to walk in.  To rise above all the challenges that come with our calling is beyond our natural ability.Unbroken intimacy with our Bridegroom is the source of our new life. Any kingdom work done that is not birthed from this intimacy is powerless and has no eternal value.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Prayer Request for Karen

Dearest Family of God,

     Would you each join with me and lift up Karen in your hearts, prayers and praise.
She is in a battle with cancer. Her heart is very much with her two young daughters during
this intense tune. Would you help me in bringing them all before His throne with thankful and
expectant hearts that they will each have a divine encounter with The Lord. That within each
of their hearts would be birthed something of eternal value.

Heavenly Father,
        We love You Lord. We bring your servant Karen before you this day. Thank You Lord
that you know her by name as one who belongs to You for all eternity. We place her in Your
hands, fully trusting You to work in this sistuation for Your glory. May every one in the family
be touched by Your presence in Spirit, Heart, Soul and Body.
We ask this in the name that is above every name, In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ we pray.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Something old, Something New

Once we really understand what God is seeking, namely, something altogether new for Himself, then we see clearly that we can never bring any contribution from the old realm into that new thing. God wanted to have us for Himself, but He could not bring us as we were into that which His Love purposed. He first did away with us by the Cross of Christ, and then by resurrection provided a new life for us.

" If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new " (2 Cor. 5.17).
Being now new creatures with a new nature, we can enter the kingdom by this new and living way. The Cross ends the old things by setting aside altogether our 'old man', and the resurrection imparts to us all that is necessary for our life in that new realm.

" We were buried therefore with him through baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life " (Rom. 6.4).

We have now two worlds before us, the old and the new. You may be a good man in the old creation, but as long as you belong to the old you are under sentence of death, because nothing of the old can go over to the new. The Cross is God's declaration that nothing of the first Adam can pass into eternity. God made, a proclamation throughout the universe saying: 'Through the Cross I have set aside all that is not of Me. The Way back to the Heart of the Father is through the resurrection life of His Son Jesus.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Inner Healing

The Lord has brought me to a place where I have been deeply involved in the inner
healing ministry, a ministry of the Holy Spirit that produces a deep inner
change (sanctification) within Christian believers so that we are progressively
cleansed, healed within and conformed to the image of Christ. This ministry
sets us free from various emotional and relationship problems that may have
been caused by abuse, rejection or other crippling events of the past. We
are enabled to receive deeply the forgiveness of God. We now can forgive
ourselves. We are freed from unforgiveness toward others, toward God, and
toward ourselves. This, in turn, frees us from bitterness and wrong attitudes
so that we can become the loving individuals God has created us to be.
This is true ministry because it is one on one. The heart of The Lord is revealed
as being uniquely interested and active in the life of the individual believers.
It is a calling that we each must answer to satisfy the heart of God and His
higher purpose for our lives

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rivers in the Desert

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 
Behold, I will do a New Thing; NOW it shall spring forth; SHALL YE KNOW IT
I will even make a way in the wilderness, and RIVERS IN THE DESERT. The
beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I GIVE WATERS IN
THE WILDERNESS, AND RIVERS IN THE DESERT, to give drink to My people, My chosen.
This people have I formed FOR MYSELF; they shall show forth My praise. Isaiah 43:18-21

I was taught that before you were to go out to minister to someone seriously
ill, you had to spend time in prayer and get spiritually built up. One day I was 
called upon to pray for a lady dying of cancer, and I didn’t have time to spend 
with God in prayer before I went. On my way to the hospital, I said to the Lord,
You know I haven’t had time to pray about this. This is an emergency situation,
The Lord answered me, "I did not call you to be a reservoir. I called you 
to be an open channel so that My life could flow out through you".   
When I got to the hospital, I felt nothing unusual in my hands. I said, Lord 
I am extending my hand as an act of faith that You will heal this woman.
By the time my hand got to the sick woman’s head, the power of God was surging 
through it, and that hand was shaking so much that I was nearly embarrassed
by it. God was letting me know that the river was present and that it would do its work.
The woman was instantly healed. She had not been able to get out of bed for many weeks, 
but now she got up and walked with me all the way down the corridor to where 
I had to get the elevator to go back down.You don’t have to feel “full of glory” all the time.
You can be an empty riverbed. Just let the river of God flow through you.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

At the Cross

“If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:19

The total area of my life which was brought under His sovereign authority when I made Jesus the “Lord” of my life is “the good of the land”. Each day there is a progressive awareness of the commitment that I have made to His Lordship. His sovereignty must extend to every area of my life.  Each day I must confirm His total control over my life and circumstances. This commitment will be tested many times as I am presented with the opportunity to make choices. If I yield my will and make the choice to be obedient to the prompting of the Holy Spirit at that moment of testing then I will be changed, as that "New Creation" life of the Lord is released within me.  I am changed from "glory to glory" from "faith to faith" and from “strength to strength”. The Lord is always present during these testing’s waiting to see how we respond and react to the circumstance that he has placed before us. As we make our choices for the Lord his abiding presence will grow in our lives and manifest itself in ways we never imagined both in the "here and now" and throughout eternity. It is pleasing to The Lord to come to visit the “Garden” of our life circumstance to see how the choices we have made have extended His dominion into new areas of our life. Each choice has a consequence and our failures can be traced to the choices we have made. The Lord will shine His redemptive light into our heart to reveal choices we have made and attitudes in our heart that are not compatible with where He desires to take us. The old wine skins will burst if we don’t allow this ever deepening work of repentance to take place. This division of soul and spirit will reveal the thoughts and intents of our heart and bring us to a place where we are completely undone. We are emptied and filled many times. The capacity to be a channel for His endtime Glory is the new wine skin. He must increase until we are brought to a place of complete dependency on Him. Many are called but few will choose to endure this process and be reduced to this level. There are many seeker friendly gospels being proclaimed that are dripping with sweet words of man’s wisdom. They are easy to spot because the Cross is missing.

Luke 9:23 (KJV)
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Our Makeup

The Lord prompted me to create this diagram that shows some of the aspects of our makeup.
I hope to touch on each dimension in future posts as the Lord quickens. 
There is always a price for everything we do. And, it's a different price for different souls, at different times.
Sometimes the "cost" isn't made clear until years down the road. But one thing is clear, the power of choice 
now rests with us. As we walk with The Lord and desire more of His presence we become sensitized to The 
Holy Spirit. We become keenly aware of things that are harmful to spiritual life. It becomes important to rightly
choose what we "see" and "hear" because we literally take it into our being.  Our eyes are truly the 
windows to our hearts and souls, and likewise our ears.  What we choose to see and listen to, ends up residing 
within us and will ultimately find some type of expression. 

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Prov. 4.24)

"For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. (Luke 8:17) 

The things of the world are as weights that keep us from running the race of The High Calling in Christ.
There is a day dawning when everything will be revealed. Ultimately what resides within our hearts
will be known. We can fill that place with things from this life or we can surrender all to The Lord
and become an expression of His Life. In Revelations the overcomer is as a "sea of glass". A life that
has become a transparent expression of His Life. Guard your heart each day with all diligence.
It is from the abundance (what we allow in) of the heart that the mouth speaks. It is the very essence
of who we are. All that is of eternal value flows from within our spirit as love that can fill our hearts
with His Life. All that the enemy would seek to do comes from without. We choose each day to fill
our hearts with things of the spirit realm or things of the natural realm. Temporary things or Eternal things. 
Light or darkness....Life or death.....May we choose Life…

Matthew 6:22-23
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.                                                        23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness,
how great is that darkness!

Thursday, November 20, 2014


The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”  Revelation 19:10

This “testimony” which the Lord desires to express is “imparted” within us through our times of communion with Him, as we “wait upon Him.”  As he quickens us, His “testimony” (that which He desires to say through us) becomes the ‘spirit of prophecy’ within us.

The “spirit of prophecy” goes beyond the prophetic gifts in function and purpose.  The “gift of prophecy” is an enabling that functions through our being yielded.  The “spirit of prophecy” flows out through our relationship to the Lord, which enables Him to speak through us.

This abiding prophetic anointing is the result of time spent in the presence of the Lord.  As we spend time with Him, we become increasingly more like Him and begin to understand His thoughts and desires – our lives becoming the expression of His life.  We will then have the right word, at the right time, to be given in the right place, to the right person.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Heart Door

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.”  Revelation 3:20

The Lord is knocking on the “heart door” of those who are actively desiring to better know Him – those who love His presence and are seeking to commune with Him on a higher level of relationship.

If these qualities are to attract the attention of the Lord so He will begin to knock upon your “heart door,” you must first spend quality time with Him by “waiting upon the Lord” in anticipation of His “knocking” upon the door of your spirit.

There are two steps in this process of “waiting upon the Lord.

“Blessed is the man that hears Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at the posts of My doors.  For whoso finds Me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord.”  Proverbs 8:34-35

In the first step, we look toward the gate (door) in worshipful anticipation, waiting for His presence to be manifested to us.  When the Lord responds, we can begin to “wait upon Him,” acknowledging His presence as being with us, and then actively “cooperate” with Him in whatever way He may lead or direct.

If there was ever a time when we need to be led by the Holy Spirit - our being in the right place, at the right time, with the right word, it is today.  We are to be good stewards of this “calling” by keeping ourselves available so we can hear and become a vessel through whom the Lord can speak.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Let it be remembered that each time before there is spiritual progress in your life before God, you are brought into a place of pressure where there is a dissatisfaction with your current condition. All progress starts from dissatisfaction. You must be pressed to a point where you feel you have come to the end and that you just cannot continue on any longer in your current state. It is this spiritual hunger that refuses to be satisfied with anything in the natural realm that propels us into Gods best for us.

Monday, November 10, 2014

New Wine

“And no man puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.”  Luke 5:37-38

We are this bottle.  Jesus is telling us that we must have a capacity to hear a fresh word from Him that is beyond our present understanding.  We must have a spiritual ear and capacity to hear fresh revelation and understanding, beyond that which we heard in the past.

Friday, November 7, 2014

I Love Them

“I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me...That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.”  Proverbs 8:17, 21

As we express our love for the Lord, it will bring a response from Him (I love them that love Me), lifting us into a higher level of communion and fellowship with Him.  As we look toward Jesus in an attitude of receiving, the “substance” of His being will flow into us, to change us into His image and likeness.

As we continue to dailywait on the Lord,” to receive the impartation of spiritual life and strength that is essential to our spiritual well being, there must be a parallel “crucifixion” of our natural, soulish life.  This is accomplished as we commit to the cross all things which are contrary to our spiritual development - that seek to hinder or replace our times of waiting before the Lord.

The Lord will, through this process of crucifixion, remove the agitations and all that rebels against our becoming “still” before Him.  We must pass through this time of “processing” before we will be able to fully experience the release of spiritual life that the Lord desires to make available to us.

Our ability to “wait upon the Lord” will increase as we “wait upon the Lord.”  As desirable and well intentioned as they may be, relationships with other Christians will never nurture or satisfy our spiritual hunger.

There must be the lifting of our being into a “vertical” relationship with the Lord - an intimate, personal coming to the Lord Himself, as coming to a person who desires to be known.  As we “wait in His presence,” He will make Himself known to us.  Then, we will be better able to fellowship one with another.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Making Him Lord

Acts 17:28 (ASV)
for in him we live, and move, and have our being; 

The Fruit of Making Him Lord is.....

His consistency in my devotion,
His fervency in my prayers,
His simplicity in my lifestyle,
His humility in my attitude,
His purity in my motives,
His faithfulness in my commitments,
His unselfishness in my relationships,
His forgiveness in my conflicts,
His gentleness in my actions,
His kindness in my marriage.
His blessings in my brokenness,
His strength in my weakness,
His courage in my convictions,
His joy in my circumstances,
His will in my priorities.
His contentment in my disappointments,
His wisdom in my decisions,
His discipline in my day,
His vision in my dreams.
His purpose in my steps,
His peace in my storms,
His presence in my home,
His power in my life.
His tears in my eyes,
His voice in my ears,
His thoughts in my mind,
His work in my hands,
His words in my mouth,
His love in my heart.

Making Him Lord means that..... .
in me,
with me,
around me,
before me,
behind me,
below me,
above me . . .
I've been saturated with more of . . . JESUS!

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: 
and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, 
who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 KJV

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Growth Process 3

In practical kingdom business growth there is a process involved in the word from heaven becoming manifest into the natural world.
Patience is required to reap a harvest. There is a space of time between the planting and the production. Our part is to patiently wait for the harvest and to care for the soil and the growing seedling or plant. There is nothing we can do to make the seed have life. God puts the life into the seed, and He causes it to sprout and grow. We can and must, however, provide the proper atmosphere, nutrients and care for the seed to grow to fruition.
This means holding on to the idea or vision even when we cannot see anything with our natural eye that indicates the idea is growing. The larger the idea or vision the longer the gestation period. A large work like a large animal or plant takes a much longer time. A chicken is birthed in only three weeks and is fully-grown in about twelve weeks. A human baby is birthed in nine months and takes about twenty years to be reach maturity. You can grow a radish in the garden in a few weeks; an oak tree will take many years.
The vision may be lost if we abandon it. Many worthy works planted by God in the hearts of men have failed to come to fruition because they were prematurely abandoned. If a brood hen sitting on eggs leaves the nest even one day too soon, all the chicks in the eggs will be lost.
The seed planted in the soil dies and is reborn a living plant. This eliminates any potential of human effort adulterating the pure supernatural natural growth process. The temptation is to abandon God's plan during the time of the death and rebirth transformation.
John 12:24: "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
Just as a natural gardener works to care for the soil keeping it loosened so that it does not become too hard for the seed to grow, we must keep our heart-soil tender by forgiving and receiving healing for all offenses that can press down and harden our heart. The soil must be kept moist and the temperature in the proper range by the presence of the Holy Spirit. We must keep the weeds of useless words (bad seeds) out of our soil. Useless, negative words or thoughts will grow weeds that rob nutrients from the good seed and prevent them from growing properly. 
We must not only allow time for growth, we must also allow space. Seeds that are going to produce a large plant will require more space in the soil of our heart. Planting too many seeds in too small a space will cause them to grow improperly and bear little or no fruit. After the plants are up and growing, it may be necessary to remove some of them in order that there will be adequate space for growth. With some plants, it will be necessary to prune or trim the limbs to provide space on the plant for good fruit to grow. 
Keeping the weeds out means taking every thought captive. We must remove the thoughts that would hinder the growth of the growing vision. Negative thoughts of doubt, worry, and fear will choke the vision. The enemy of the vision will always attempt to plant the seed that “you cannot do it”, or “you are just not capable enough to do whatever God has said.” He is exactly right. We cannot do it. We are not supposed to be able to do it. God does it!  We must hear, believe, and obey what God tells us to do next. The earth brings forth the crop by itself. 
Thinning the plants means that we may need to lay down some really good ideas in order to concentrate on the more important vision. Our heart-soil just is not big enough and enriched enough to bring forth all the good ideas in the world at one time. If there are too many ideas or visions in one heart, none of them will grow well.
Trimming and pruning branches means cutting off excessive or wild growth of the vision. Too many branches on a fruit tree may cause the fruit to be small and may cause disease because sunlight cannot enter. Branches that are too long or improperly shaped may break when the fruit nears maturity. We may need to limit parts of the idea or vision as it grows.   
We are the manager of our garden. What we choose to hear and believe, what and how we think, are the seeds that will produce our life and affect change in the world. Setting our minds on things above and meditating the things of Christ produces the life of Christ and heaven. Bad thinking always produces bad life. God thinking always produces quality life. The difference between the man who tries hard but always accomplishes little in the kingdom and the man who is of much valuable service is what each hears and believes. In other words, how they manage their gardens.
All the seemingly unrelated negative events that consistently happen to the unproductive man are the product of bad seeds growing to fruition. All the seemingly unrelated doors of opportunity and blessings that consistently come to the productive man are the results of good seeds. Nothing happens until somebody believes something.
Remember “the earth yields crops by itself.”  We cannot make growth, but we must care for the soil, thin and trim the plants, protect the seedling from a hostile environment and predators, pull the weeds, shoo off the birds, and above all, keep the soil moist with the presence of the Holy Spirit through prayer. Communing with God in prayer and meditating the word (thought, vision, seed) in the Holy Spirit is the process by which the natural growth and eventual harvest will come.
Prayer and meditation is speaking to and hearing God. Speaking to and hearing God does not only involve audible words. Communing with God also involves speaking and hearing by pictures and feelings. It is seeing and feeling what God is saying as well as praying visions and feelings to Him.
Prayer and meditation is experiencing in the spiritual realm what God desires to bring into the natural realm.
To intimately commune with God, one must come to a place of inner quiet where the thoughts and distractions of the world can be silenced. Close your eyes, quiet your soul, and seek to enter into the presence of the Father. Ask God what He wants to do with your life today and wait quietly before Him. When you have a clear word, a vision from God, meditate it in your spiritual mind. Look at it. Understand it. Get to know it. See it happening. Feel how it feels. Then pray the vision back to God. With the vision in your spirit, go to Him and ask Him to give you the vision He has shown you. Daily continue praying this way. You will find that the vision will change some. It will become more detailed with a little more of this and a little less of that as God continues to clarify the vision in you. 
You are now pregnant with the word from God. The vision is now alive within you. Allow yourself to become excited as you feel the first movements of the living vision within you. Original creation is beginning to be reshaped as the vision in the spiritual realm begins to impact the physical realm. All over the world things may begin to move or adjust in order to set the stage to bring about the vision that God has placed in your heart as a seed. 
Next, begin to speak the vision out loud into the earth. Share it with those who can hear. Let your passion for the vision come forth as you speak it to others as God directs. You may need to begin writing it down or sketching it out on paper. Don’t be alarmed if the vision is a thousand times greater than you think possible. Remember it is God’s baby; He will bring it to birth.

Be faithful to pray the vision and be ready to take whatever next step the Lord shows you. Wait and watch for the opportunities and circumstances that in time will appear before you to birth the vision.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Growth Process 2

Psalm 127:1-2: Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows; for so He gives His beloved sleep.  
The heart of man is God's spiritual/natural interface. Spirit God and physical earth meet in the heart of man. Two realms meet heaven and earth connect in the heart of man.
The pure heart of man is like a fruitful garden. It receives spiritual seed from God and grows it into the natural world. (The earth yields crops by itself.)
The soil must be moistened and protected by the life giving brooding of the Holy Spirit. 
The pure heart of man is God’s production center on earth that fills the world with God’s plan and rule. Only the pure heart of man is the wife of God capable of intimately relating to Him, receiving seed from Him and giving birth to God’s plan and rule into the earth. If we love God and intimately relate to Him, we will receive His seed and become pregnant with God’s plan. If, however, we love another god, its seeds will be planted in us.
The kingdom of God is Christ Jesus. The Seed of God was sown into the world when Christ became a man to redeem and restore the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
All who receive Christ Jesus are seeded with the King and the kingdom of God. The King and the kingdom of heaven is planted in the heart soil of God’s people by the Holy Spirit. The presence and power of God in Christ Jesus are in the world through us to release the kingdom of heaven on earth. The seed of the Son of God in us planted by our lives into others produces many sons of God on earth.
Things in the world are changed through the process of the seed and natural growth.  We cannot change our character and actions by trying hard. Trying to stop doing something we want to do, or trying to start doing something we do not want to do will not make permanent changes. We must change what we hear, what we think and what we believe. We must receive new seed, the seed of Christ that will grow and change who we are and what we want to do.
Every word from God within us is a seed that can grow into the natural world. Man shall live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Christ Jesus is the Word from God. Every vision, thought, feeling or communication in any form from God is through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit of God. Christ in us is the hope of glory.
Luke 8:15: But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience (endurance). 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Growth Process 1

In the kingdom we cannot build a life, a business or a ministry. We cannot build the kingdom of God. Everything of the kingdom of God must grow from a seed from God through a heavenly natural growth process. We must receive good seed in good soil and let the earth grow it. Indeed, this is a great mystery.
We will become what we hear and believe (receive) in our hearts.  “As you believe, so be it unto you.” “Your faith has made you well.”  “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” “With God all things are possible.”  “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”  
Natural things are often pictures that can be used to show us spiritual things. Consider the natural growth process of a stalk of wheat that begins with a dormant seed. The seed placed in good soil sprouts and soon grows roots below ground and a small green blade breaks through above ground. The green blade grows and becomes a stalk. Then, a head begins to form on top. Next, the grain begins to grow in the head. The mature seeds in the head are seeds like the one that was planted. The seeds left alone will dry and eventually fall upon the ground and begin the process over again except there are a multiplied number of seeds.
A seed (word, thought, vision) planted in our heart-soil becomes a belief as it sprouts. The belief becomes a conviction as it grows a blade. A conviction becomes our attitude as it grows a head. Our attitudes become our actions as the full grain in the head becomes seeds (words & actions) sown from our lives into the world to sprout and grow into the natural world.
This is the supernatural natural process of bringing the desires and plans of God from heaven into the natural world. By this process, spiritual seed/word/vision from heaven becomes natural reality in the world. Through this growth process the world can be changed to become as it is in heaven.
Mark 4:26-32: And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
And He said, “To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air can nest under its shade.”

1 Corinthians 3:6: I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Kingdom

The ministry of the Church is to “Whomsoever will” -  Revelation 22:17
The ministry of the Kingdom is to “He that overcometh”  - Revelation 2:26-27

The message of the Church leads to “Heaven.” - 2 Peter 3:13
The message of the Kingdom leads to “The Throne.” - Revelation 3:21

The desire of the Church is “Jesus abiding within.” - John 15:4
The desire of the Kingdom is “Jesus taking His place as The Head of His body.” Ephesians 4:13-15

The testimony of the Church is “I have Jesus.” - Romans 8:38-39
The testimony of the Kingdom is “Jesus has me.” - Galatians 2:20

The Church operates through “Grace.” - Ephesians 2:8-9
The Kingdom operates under “Government.” - Revelation 11:15

To enter the Church, we need “A message of salvation.” - John 3:16
To enter the Kingdom, we need “A message of preparation.”  - Matthew 25:1-4

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


He has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his loveColossians 1:13

We are no longer under the authority of darkness. The enemy tries to keep people in darkness, and he has authority to do that because people belong to him. But we are the Lord’s; and hence, the enemy no longer has any authority over us to keep us in darkness. God has already translated us out from the authority of darkness and has transported us into the kingdom, power and authority of the Son of God’s love. So all we need to obey is the Son of God’s love.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,
are changed into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

We are changed into His image from glory to glory.
The glory will not only become a witness outwardly but also an inner deliverance.
It is here that a divine exchange takes place and we are given and receive the desires of our heart.
His desires. We behold the glory as in a glass. The glass has two functions. 
First it is a filter that allows us to behold the glory. Its second function is as a mirror. 
So when I am beholding the Lord my life becomes as a mirror and reflects His life. 
We become a witness unto Him as our life begins in an ever increasing measure to reflect and reveal His life. 
We are increasing our capacity to behold and retain the glory of the Lord as we spend time in His presence.
Some are saying that we need to repent so we can enter His glory. That is wrong. His cross
has made a way. The veil has been rent and now we can behold His glory with unveiled faces.
Without the glory we can’t really repent. Repentance is an issue of the heart and it has to be given.
We only truly repent when we come into the presence of the Lord. When we come into the
presence of the Lord the glory becomes like a mirror and we see ourselves and then we can
truly repent and be creatively changed and that repentance releases a greater glory and a further
repentance….so it goes on and on…from glory to glory. He is getting us ready for a release
of His glory like we have never known. We are being dealt with by the Lord in ever deeper levels
of repentance. There is an enlargement within the inner depths of our being. We are being changed.
The glory reveals our need and then comes the repentance and the burning up of the wood, hay and
stubble in our lives. Without the glory that we see ourselves as “rich and in need of nothing”. In His
presence we see our real need. I council you to buy me gold ( His nature ), tried in fire (His glory).

Isaiah 60:1King James Version (KJV)
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

Monday, October 27, 2014

All Things New

As we continue in our times of communion with the Lord, our perception and understanding of spiritual things will increase. We will become aware of an ever expanding spiritual capacity and desire to respond to Him, and we will place a greater value upon His abiding presence, and His workings within our lives. From day to day, we may not recognize this progression into increased spirituality, but nevertheless, it is taking place. At some point in time, we will come to know that we are not what we once were. We may not understand how we got to where we are, but we will know that we have made progress.