The great revelation for today is that there is no great revelation today. Everything we need to know today, we already know. As with mastery of anything in this life, most people don't want it because mastery takes the reviewing of fundamentals daily. People want "new" with the shine and sparkle still on it.
This morning I was in prayer and I believe the Lord showed me two things. 1. we don't have much time left here (nothing new about that news). 2. When we stand in our Lord's presence, many of us, probably all of us are going to regret we did'nt do more for him. The regret will have nothing to do with punishment, and everything to do with the awe we will have when we truly understand who he is, and what he has called us to. When we are there, we will understand with crystal clarity everything that was ever written. We will wonder why we ever doubted anything he said. The love we feel will make us wish we had spent every waking moment with our Lord in the forefront of our minds. This is a look forward at what's coming. Understanding that in the near future, we will wish that TODAY we had him front and center in our minds, why don't we put him there since today is, well...today?
The points made above about mastery, and putting him in the center of our thinking, leads us to what I believe he is speaking to us today. The question is, what is the Spirit of God speaking to the churches today? With time this short, and signs all around us that the restrainer may be removed at second, we need to use the remaining time to refocus on the fundamentals of the faith. Focus on fundamentals daily is the key to mastery. Perfecting fundamentals is something most people won't do, because they get "bored." What are the fundamentals? Is there anything more fundamental to the walk in faith than prayer?
Prayer takes effort, which is why most people don't do it. Prayer is how we get to know him, and he knows us. Prayer exposes the things that must be removed from our lives. Prayer leads us to his Word, and the Word is Jesus Christ. We must know him. If we say we know him, then we must obey him. Prayer, the Word, obedience, walking in faith, these are fundamentals.
Some of the fundamental questions that the Lord has put deep inside my spirit, and won't go away are: Why will only a few be saved (matt 7:14)? Why will many be told "away from me you evildoers I never knew you" after those people called him "Lord, Lord?"
A few, a remnant is a consistent ongoing theme throughout the entire bible. Knowing the Lord, and being known by him is another consistent theme. Here are some things to ponder:
John 8:55 And you have not come to know Him, but I
... You don't know him, but I know him. If I were to say that I don't know him, Iwould be a liar like you. But I do know him and keep his word.
Who was Jesus talking to here? Politicians? No. Tax Collectors? No. Prostitutes? Maybe.......he was talking to religious people...Yea, you know, the kind that "go to church" without ever being the church? The kind who setup men above them (pastors) so they can satisfy their flesh instead of following the Spirit of God who is unseen and demands that the flesh die.
Which leads us to this idolatrous abomination that is the nicolaitan system setup in 99% of the churches today. Do you see the word "lay people" in the bible anywhere? No, you don't. Do you see the word "clergy" in the bible anywhere? No, you don't. Who came up with this idea of "clergy" and "laity?" MEN DID. Why? To put shackles on the brothers in the name of God. To setup a satanic, centralized command and control "institution" over the brothers in order to bleed the life out of them one "service" at a time.
The fact that the Lord works within these idolatrous institutions is not proof that he approves? The Lord is working EVERYWHERE to build his kingdom, which included a frat party when I was in college, attempting to "score" with some girl I had just met, both of us were drunk and the next thing you know we were both crying with the Holy Spirit speaking through my mouth to her with words that I myself listened to as a third party thinking "hey! this is'nt going to help my original goal for the night at all!" If the Holy Spirit worked through me in that situation and he certainly did not approve of what I was doing, then you should not assume that because here and there you see Him work in your midst, therefore your idolatrous institutionalized churchianity is approved of him.
The pastoral system is idolatrous, its very simple. When the people look up at these one man show pastors and begin to idolize them in their hearts, you know there will be trouble with our Lord. You shall have NO idols before me is what the Lord said, that includes your "pastors."
A plurality of elders oversees the church-NOT one man show pastors. That is the charter given to us by the Word of God for the living body, the organic organism that is the body of Christ. Yea, I said its a one man show because there is always a worldly, Fortune 500 org chart for these so called churches that puts one man at the top...always.
A plurality of elders overseeing the flock, does'nt lead to the idolatry and pride problems that todays babylonian churches have. We are all brothers, we am not some "laypeople" to be walked over by the high and mighty "priests (pastors)" of todays babylonian churches. Those that are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Notice it does not say "those who are led by the pastors are the sons of God."
Todays so called christianity is rotten from the ground up. The system, the institution calling itself christianity today is an apostate whore. (ouch!) Where is the WIFE our Lord is looking for? Clean, unspotted by the world and completely in love with HIM. Not this world, not its institutions, not its social circles...HIM ALONE.
Yep, this is the kind of message that will alienate you from the world. This is the kind of message that got the prophets killed. This is the kind of message that will lose you all your "friends." This is the kind of message that will get you booted out into the wilderness like John who cried "repent, the kingdom of God is at hand." I am a nobody, but I do strive to know and love my God. The messenger is nothing, but he who gives the message is somebody. I do believe that I hear from my God, as should you all. Should'nt communication with one's God be the rule and not the exception? Sadly, todays people expect the hired hands (pastors) to hear from God on their behalf, as if we were still under the old covenant with its levitical priesthood.
The high priest under that system was supposed to go into the holy of holies 1 time per year..1 time! To be in the presence of the Most High God. Now, we have the God of eternity living WITHIN US. WE ARE THE TEMPLE. Think about how much awe and reverence were given to the jewish temple, it was the focus point of their entire lives. Now think about us, walking temples of the Most High God. Who are we that such an honor should be given to us? We are nothing, He is everything. This leads me to my last point.
We are to remember what our God has done for us. Why were the jews commanded to observe the feast days? To remember what our God has done and will do. Everything our Lord has ever done for us should be brought into remembrance each day. Each answered prayer has a monument in my mind, a cause to celebrate and thank my Lord for things he has done. To remember what a great God he is, to remember his love and faithfulness. This world wants your attention, satan wants your attention, don't give it to them. One more fundamental of our faith is remembering what he has done, being thankful today for whatever it is you have to eat, a roof over your head (even if its a tent), and cloths on your back.
Jude 1:17 But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were
... But you, dear friends, must remember the statements and predictionsof the apostles of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your ...
... Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth ... Remember your Creator when youare young, before the days of trouble come and the years catch up with you.
Matthew 16:9 "Do you not yet understand or remember the five ...
... Don't you understand yet? Don't you remember the five loaves for the 5,000 and how many baskets you collected
This morning as I was driving, I saw my first protest/rally/whatever it was, in person. Police were everywhere and as I was driving through I could only catch 3 signs. One said America is doomed, another said God hates you, another said God loves you. Perhaps they were different groups since they were on opposite sides of the street. Things appear to be getting more active here in babylon. Satan is dropping all kinds of hints to his people today. Many call Satan "universe" now instead of the devil. They apparently have other nicknames, but suffice it to say that the dirt, or a tree, or a rock does'nt "drop hints" to mankind, and neither does "universe." There's a face and a name behind this "hint dropping" personality people are listening to these days.
What I hear our God saying to us today is get back to the basics. Develop the fundamentals. Get ready, be watching...today, not at the mid-point of the tribulation, not after the tribulation, not at the sixth seal of Rev 6, NOW. The escape is real, the event coming will mirror the days of Noah and Lot. In one day, all hell breaks loose. Noah goes into the ark, the flood is loosed. Lot walks out of Sodom, fire and brimstone rain down. We leave this earth, and seals start opening in Rev 6. The view from the deck of the ark is much better than the view from the ground. If you are "in Christ" then you are already in the ark. The master told us to be watching and ready when he shows up. With all the tension and pressure building up in the world, I don't feel it. Why should we worry? Our trust is not in things that can been seen with the eye. Greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world. 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight--
The storm clouds are already overhead, the flood is ready to drop from the heavens, today would be a good time to get into the Ark which is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We may face some tough times in the days ahead. We are told we will have tribulation on this earth, and everyone who has ever died for Christ, been martyred etc up through today can attest to that fact. What's coming is something altogether different from what this world has ever seen before. If we live, we live to Christ, if we die, we die in Christ. He is our treasure and confidence on earth, he is our treasure and confidence in heaven. Without him we have nothing, in him we possess all things.
Great peace have they that love thy law; And they have no occasion of stumbling.
Remain in him, pray for the brothers and sisters and also for my family. You were in my prayers this morning, grace and peace
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