Saturday, January 24, 2015

Great Power Toward Us

If there is one passage of the Word that sums up the bulk of what the Spirit of the Lord has impressed upon me over the past few years, it is this below:

Eph 1:18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20Which he performed in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Verse 18 points us toward the fact that we will be kings and priests, we will judge angels and we will rule with Him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

... And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to
him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen

Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of
this life!

... If we endure, we will rule with him

The bottom line with the above verses is we are being called to something glorious.  The Lord has recently made me very aware of his presence right there in our mind observing every thought we have with a spotlight. Is that thought acceptable and pleasing to the Lord?  Are we thinking and acting as a king of priest of the Lord would think and act?  We are being tested, we are trying out for eternal roles in the kingdom of our Lord.  When the reality of what we are being called to really truly set in (The eyes of your understanding being enlightened) it is very encouraging.  When we understand what we are being called to, it is easier to understand why the enemy hates us so much.

Verse 19 is something you have read much more about here via the testimony of this nobody who writes to you.  What is my testimony?

19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

The Lord God has proven to this nobody that He will move heaven and earth, right now today for His people.  He has shown this and proven this fact to a nobody so a nobody's testimony can move a somebody's (you/your) heart.

This foolish, weak, despised nobody writes to you today to encourage you, to point you to the very real power and presence of the Lord God Almighty whose power is there for you right now today.  If you are reading this, the Lord's power are pent up like waters behind a dam ready to pour forth on your behalf.  What does He require of us?  Walk and talk with Him.  Keep the faith, be obedient.  Conform our lives to be pleasing to Him in every way.  Watch our thoughts and judgments about everything very carefully, understanding that the Lord sits there right along side us in our mind watching and judging every thought we have.

Let us be a people who walks with their God.

grace and peace

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Difference Between Churchianity and Christianity

Walking into the vast majority of churches today is akin to walking into a tomb.  Sure, the socializing and the lattes may be great but where is the power?  Why are people walking away from churchianity in record numbers?  No Holy Spirit, no power.  What am I talking about?

1 Thess 1:5For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

What we need is the presence and power of God.  We are a needy people.  When people's needs are not met in the church, they go elsewhere to try to meet their needs.  When the presence and power of the Lord Holy Spirit is there, one not search anywhere else to find what they are looking for.

One might ask, presence and power huh?  I wonder if we have that in our church and I just haven't noticed?  If you haven't noticed, it isn't there....It has been this brother's experience of the Lord our God that His presence and power are overwhelming.  You absolutely positively do not have to wonder.  Its like wondering whether or not there is an 800 pound gorilla in the middle of the room, its obvious if it is there or it is not.

Why would we 'go to church' if we are the church?  Why would we go to a building to meet the Lord when the Lord is not there?

Romans 8:14

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God

This is less a beat down on churchianity today (that has already been well established here) and more of an encouragement to walk with our God.  The time for half measures is over, as is the time for playing church.  We need the real presence and power of our God right now today.  We must be desperate for it.  The brother who writes this to you has seen the Lord move heaven and earth, and yet this brother finds himself more desperate for the Lord's presence and power than ever.

One would think seeing multiple miracles would satisfy the soul to the point where one could relax.  Not so.  When a person has experienced the Lord's presence and power it becomes blatantly obvious where the presence and power are not....

Heb 6 1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3And this will we do, if God permit. 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 

The Lord speaks of these things here ^^.  Tasted of the heavenly gift?  Tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come?  This sounds to me like a whole lot more than your vanilla flavored run of the mill churchianity.

Get to the point brother D.  Okay, the point is, we must be those who have been enlightened.  We must be the ones who have tasted of the heavenly gift, made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

This brother writes to you today along the same lines that we should be a people who walks and talks with our God 24/7 365, moment by moment as obedient children.  Not only does this please our Lord but it provides for our needs.  The days are quickly coming when all fakery and imitation and playing church will come to an end.  The only thing that will stand is what is real.

Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,

Luke 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.

1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Who among us believes we are not in the latter times?  At this time, on this day we must be a people who walks with their God.

... Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.

Gen 6:9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Let us be like Enoch and Noah in a crooked and perverse generation.  Let us be a people that walks with their God.

grace and peace

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Luke 21, The Tribulation, Walking With Our God

"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be
in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.

Watch this video and tell me what you see:

Not only do we have the roaring of the see, we also have signs in the sun moon and stars.
We are in the middle of a lunar tetrad on the Lord's feast days punctuated with a complete solar eclipse on Adar 29 (March 15, 2015).

What is Luke 21 about?  The tribulation, the time of Jacob's trouble.

Today, my city was sprayed with aerosol from dusk till dawn.  Hundreds of aircraft turned the pristine blue sky into white disgusting soup.  And for what?  They are trying to do something that nothing can be done about.  The weather patterns of the world are out of whack, a 5 year old could tell us that.  The video above is clear objective evidence that this world is bucking and kicking against the inhabitants of the earth.

How are they going to fix the raging sea problem?  They can't spray that away.  They just don't get it.

This year already has been extreme from about every perspective you can look at it from, and we are only 20 days in.

This bears watching and readiness on our part.  The world is sleepwalking through it all.  They see a piece here and a piece there but they do not want to know the whole because the whole points to the end.  No more pride, no more arrogance, no more lies, killing, stealing, and destroying.

Isaiah 2:11
The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought
low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

The world is already being humbled right now today and most are oblivious.  Do we believe the Lord tells us the path is broad and the gate is wide that leads to destruction and many go through it for nothing?

What are we to do in the midst of this?  Walk with our God.  Do not fall behind Him, do not get ahead of Him but walk step by step with Him with our eyes on His face and our ears straining to hear His voice.  Last year when I asked the Lord what I was to do, He told me to be a man who walks with God and to do whatever good my hands find to do.  I asked Him again this year, what am I to do for you Lord?  Silence.  And in the silence the gentle urging of the Spirit tells me to continue to do what I have already been told to do, but more so.  Be a man who walks with God, and do whatever good my hands find to do.

If you are reading this, there is something in these words for you as well.  Be a man or woman who walks with God.  Moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day, let us walk and talk with our God.  Let us do whatever good our hands find to do.  What is my mission, what is your mission in this life?  We who believe should strive to be found in the exact center of our Lord's will for us.  That's it.  How do we do that?  We walk and talk with Him.  He does not think the way we think.  If there is something pressing He wants you to do for Him, trust me, He knows how to get our attention.  He certainly knows how to get mine either the easy way or the hard way and I have no interest whatsoever in the hard way...

As men and women who walk with God, we are rewarded with peace.  Peace in a world turning upside down is a very great prize.

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are
steadfast, because they trust in you.

grace and peace

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 And Beyond

It appears this time is not a dress rehearsal.  The world economy is unraveling before our very eyes.  This year started off with the stockmarket down 5-6 days in a row and so far remains down from the end of 2014.  The Euro is in deep trouble as we saw this past week the Swiss removed their currency peg to the Euro and later this month the Greeks will likely abandon the euro.

Hundreds of millions of dollars were lost just this past week in these unforseen economic events.  The end of this year coincides with the last of the lunar tetrad blood moons.  What is significant about these signs in the heavens is they cannot be faked.  Neither men, no enemy principalities nor enemy powers can alter or filter what the Lord has presented to us in the heavens.

When the economy takes a nose dive, what do men do?  They go to war.  So we are looking at economic collapse and war at a minimum but we haven't even touched on the natural disasters (flooding, drought, animal deaths, etc).  Wow, brother D, thanks for the encouragement..What we are facing in the not too distant future are events that are so much greater than us we cannot even scratch the surface of an answer for them.  We will need our God in the days ahead...

It is not as though we do not need Him every day right now, however the events that are lining up on the horizon promise to take people's breath away.  How do we deal with such things as they approach and arrive?

Phil 4:4Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice. 5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord[is] at hand. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let yourrequests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Be careful (or anxious) for nothing...why?  The Lord is at hand.  What should we do?  In everything,
present prayer and supplication with thanksgiving.  Every request we send to our Lord should be gift wrapped.  The gift wrap is thanks and praise.

This next part is quite important to understand:

7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I remember in the middle of being spiritually pregnant with one of my miracles I asked the Lord in my heart "okay, thats great Lord, I will have peace but what about my answer?  I need your hand to move not just peace!"  In time His hand did move but I did not truly understand what He was saying until now. That is, your peace IS your answer.  What do I mean?  Years ago the Lord taught me to understand which path we should choose and how to understand if we are still on the right path by evaluating our peace on that path........

If we have the Spirit and we are at peace, continue, your answer is on its way the Lord has everything well in hand.  Wait, be patient, be faithful, give thanks and rejoice.  This is how the Lord has dealt with me, our peace is our answer.  Our peace is a promise.

We should begin today, to attempt to overwhelm our God with all kinds of prayers and requests wrapped with thanksgiving.  We will need His protection and provision in the days ahead even more than we need it today.  We should not be troubled or anxious, we should pray and give thanks.  The Lord will provide.  That is this brother's testimony derived from a lifetime of provision and protection.  The Lord has provided and the promise is He will continue to provide as we continue to walk with Him and talk with Him hand in hand as loving children with a loving Father.

grace and peace