Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This church was good for nothing but the vomit upon the earth


No one going to argue and say the Laodiceans was not a church. So lets look at this church through the eyes of the Spirit. A few of the first things Jesus has to say to the Laodicea’s is he is ‘the Amen.’ The Amen is the trust worthy person to believe. The Amen will do what He promises. The Amen is the beginning and the end of all He has promised. The Amen shows that Jesus is truly God and as God what He swore to do He will carry out as God. Not only does Jesus tell the Laodicea’s that He is the Amen he goes on to tell them He is ‘the Faithful and true Witness.”

Again Jesus is assuring His church that He is a God that is able to bring to pass what He has promised in His word. He is ‘faithful’ to His word and He is the 'true witness' to His word. There is no other witness greater then God Himself concerning His promises towards the church and the unsaved soul.

What the Son of God promised to us and for us is His assurance as God upon the throne. That is why He is ‘the beginning of the creation of God.’

Why would Jesus speak these qualities’ concerning Himself to the Laodicea’s? Before I begin lets look at this church and the city they lived in from history. Laodicea was situated on the bank of a river and stood at the junction of three great roads traversing Asia Minor. It became a large commercial and administrative centre. History says it was a banking centre and extremely wealthy; it had a medical school and it manufactured clothing and woolen carpets. We see this church was not accused of idolatry, nor immorality or of open apostasy.

However, the condemnation spoken to it was due to the pride and self-satisfaction of the pagan element that was within the church, so that it was all but entirely devoid of fellowship with Jesus Christ.

The rebukes it receives are expressed by the three activities of the city. Lets move on to the rebukes for in them holds a door to escaping the judgment pronounced upon this church.

“Because thou sayest, ...” “I counsel thee to buy…”

The laodiceans taught and believed in their heart that their wealth was a blessing from the LORD for their service to God. The statement that their life style taught was they “have need of nothing...” Their moral conduct and knowledge of His word was why they had such “increase with goods” and this self-effort of theirs made them “rich.”

Sad to say but in the eyes of the Amen their real condition be one of a wretched and miserable and poor lifestyle. They were blind though they confessed they believe the words of the ‘faithful and true witness’ And not only being blind they were found to be ‘naked’ before the God of creation. I don’t want to spend time on them issues but on the fact that they are a ‘faithless’ church in their responsibilities towards the gospel of the LORD Jesus.

This church was good for nothing but the vomit upon the earth.

Her lifestyle reflected nothing more then the vomit of the earth she was saved from. She parades herself in the fashions of the world. She played the whore in her divorcing and lustful desires. She sat in front of the worldly idols of game consoles and TV and slowly left the fellowship of her heart to close the door to Jesus as she sat shut in with her new lover .... the world.

All the time she ignored the commission of her lost LORD. 
To go at any cost and win the lost!!!!

Look at Paul before King Agrippa, He said to the king “...was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: ....” Paul goes on to say he showed all in Israel first then to the gentiles he went ‘witnessing’ that Christ died for their sins and arose to be a light unto their path of new birth. However, we see the Laodicea was dead in their witness and the light that they walked in was the darkness of the world, as a blind and faithless child.

She did not even know she failed as a witness of the LORD, and her life was one of miserly because so much of the world was in her. And for this cause she is going to be vomit out for she is spiritually useless. Jesus is not fooled by this lukewarm church for the “True and Faithfull Witness stands before her and rebukes her for her “compromise.”

He the One they claim to live for and to love looks no different then the unsaved 
that worship Babylon's false gods.

If she were to look at herself as Jesus sees her, she would see she lives in ‘spiritual poverty.’ For the One that paid the price for her was “Faithful” and He was a “True Witness” of the God of creation, and the church knew this. However, she was no where to be walking like this for her lifestyle was a false witness to Him who sits upon the throne. Because of her false witness and worldliness she became a church without “POWER” She worked at drawing men in with enticing words and adopted much of the world entertainment to keep them in all the while she was naked and blind spiritual.

For them who have ears to hear and eyes to see Look at the “counsel” of His word and know a true witness of Him is a reflected example of the life He lived in word and deed.

You need to acknowledge your “lack of devotion” to the Lord and his word; which is His commission onto the church. To be blunt Jesus does not ‘trust’ this church for she is neither for or against him and He rather have one or the other, For he object to the fact that they confessed they were for Him but their lifestyle and works were but worldly. This of course, is pure hypocrisy and a lack of insincerity and the results is a lack of faith in Jesus.

For this reason they talk a walk that has no fellowship in their hearts for Him.

It’s not enough to run from the Babylon lies of her churches but a child of God must also forsake completely the Babylon world they are in. The power of this Babylon system is very alluring to the flesh and all of its physical senses. And all of her charm is muster up towards the child of the most high to spiritual distracted them from fellowship with the LORD. 

This laodiceanism is so subtle for its style, and is lukewarm that its ministers don’t realize they are in that spiritual state. They who should be hot and preaching and living out of this spiritual state they selves are not equipped to do so. They are blind and wretched themselves and keep feeding the sheep the same spiritual state. They are blind to their state and though they preach against it they are powerless to break free from it for they are in fellowship with Babylon.

Her actions shout at the God of heaven as she prances before Him with a lifestyle of pride showing Him how she “have need of nothing.” It is the lack of fellowship that is on prance for though she thinks she in a marriage she really a whore living an adulteress lifestyle. God is not a fool He see her actions and they speak the truth to Him.

Repent!!!!

Repent you have so little left to hang onto. Forsake the lukewarmness of your lifestyle and heart and realize there is nothing to hold unto but faith!!!!!! Look child the name ‘laodicea’ means “people ruling” that is the condition of this modern church and is clearly an indication that Jesus is no longer in control of her. She is simply doing her own things while still professing to believe.

Do you child what to be an ‘overcomer?’ Then cast off your works and pick up His. Repent ... REPENT, of you faithless life style and confess how wretched you are ... how miserable your have become .... How poor you are spiritual ... How blind you are to His works and most of all how naked you are.

Child be not ashamed of what they will say around you. They will scream and shout at the truth for they love their dead life as a profession Christian. Child cry unto the LORD and obey His “counsel” and buy. They way you strive at being someone, or rich and increased with the world turn it to him and strive at getting from Him the “gold tried in the fire” that your life in the here now will nothing more then be pure and holy and reflect the LORD of glory! Then child you shall be rich spiritual. And ask of Him for ‘white raiment’ His covering. He desires to be in fellowship with you He wants to be your LORD. He wants to walk and talk and flow through you. He wants to be your covering. Look and see child offered unto you ‘eyesalve’ so that thou mayest see and live as He in the now.’

Look! LOOK!! 
He says unto you 
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.”

Receive that Fatherly love and chastisement, be not afraid of it for its proof He loves you. However child, your action must be one of a ‘zealous’ lifestyle. You must at any cost be sold unto the LORD and be the fool He chooses to bring home.

Repent! REPENT! and realize the knocking at your hearts' door is not one of a sound but rather one of fellowship. He is seeking them that will fellowship with Him “IF” you but hear his voice.” This Babylon world is one full of voices, music, and information and in the midst of it is a drowned out voice beaconing them who hear to have fellowship with Him. For He promises unto you if you do fellowship with Him He will fellowship with you and grant unto you in the here and now to sit down with Him on His throne. The place where the power of heaven to change and flow from shall be yours in the here and now.

To live the change ... to see them about you witness the awesome display of His power through you. Let the devils flee ... let the blind eyes open ..... let the lame jump and shout .... let cancer in all move out for life .... let aids victims be healed in the mighty name .... let He be in you as He on earth. In Jesus name!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Its called Act .... not words!!!!


And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

Does that not smack the modern church of today? This modern church is bloated with so much word that it is spilling out the pews. Mp3s, CDs, DVDs, Ebooks, online sermons, blogs and tweets. We are the generation with the word in any form, any language and any nation can see and hear. We have almost covered the globe with His word and yet in all of it the church is just built upon the saving knowledge of God and not the living knowledge.

Its one thing to say ‘I believe’ its another to ‘walk as I believe!’ Yes we can give our coats, our money, and our food to charity yet that is not the example Paul or the other disciples boasted about.

“ ... but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1 Corinthians 1:17

Paul goes on to tell the church that “ ... the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

Why do we not move into realm of the supernatural? Why don’t we see that ‘power of God’ at work within us changing us and keeping us ‘saved!’

Where there is no power from above, a void is formed 
and that void will always be replaced with wisdom of men.

Yet! “God will ‘destroy the wisdom of the wise .... He will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’ Come on church, God ‘made foolish the wisdom of this world!’

Does anyone see this? Have any laid at the cross their foolish wisdom of God to empty themselves and learn of Him?

All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:25-30

I am there right now. I feel the burden of the Father’s heart. I hear the cry of mercy, grace and truth. I am moving away from the powerless life of the modern church gospel and want nothing more then the right hand of the Father flowing through me. 

Jesus!!!! 

Jesus, just the mention of your name is the awesome display of mercy and grace from above. Yet in the midst of the church are these voices I hear. Voices of no power!!!!!

Why cries my heart. Why ohhhhh Father did you promise the church the power of your right hand and yet all I see is wisdom all about. Did you not show us Father that the wisdom of the world knew you not and Father it pleased you by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe?

Do you see it church? It’s not the wisdom of God that you hold that will save a soul, but the anointed power of a weak fool preaching that will ‘confound the things which are mighty.’

That wisdom we hold unto is not our glory, but our downfall. This wisdom destroys the power of God. This wisdom of man brings to not the glory of God.

‘... no flesh should glory in his presence.’

Even Paul writing to the Romans told them he dare not boast about anything except what Christ has done through him, that they were convinced by the ‘power of miraculous signs and wonders, and by the power of God’s Spirit.’ He knew the wisdom of man would bring about a powerless gospel.

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13

This word that was preached did more then bring a soul to water. It changed that person from a lover of sin to a lover of God. It built that persons faith upon the promises of God and showed that person the promises by the power of God moving through the preacher.

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3,4

That church is what preaching will do to the souls that hear and believes. They will respond to the power of change. The power from above that will bring about signs and wonders of a life changed; a life given unto His glory and virtue!!!!!

How much we need to become the chosen ‘foolish thing’ that has been despised by the world and yes even them in the church. It is this calling of the almighty God that will be given ‘to confound the things which are mighty.’

Them that are despised will be the ‘chosen of God’ that His power will flow through them to reach the lost. It is the holy unction of the almighty through the preaching fool that all virtue from above shall flow to them that behold the awesomeness of God!

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17-18

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:1,7,8

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Who is this LORD of glory?
Who is the LORD that some say we cannot behold.
Who is the LORD that we want to behold?
Who is this LORD of glory that was, is, and is to come
to give you and I life FOREVER!

OHHHhhhhhh do you hear His heart cry?
Do you feel His tears drip upon you mingled with His blood?
You who turned to the enemy of your soul.
Sacrificing your time for things that will dissolve in His wrath to come.
You He has called and has helped out of the miry mud of sin.
You who think a bit of this, a bit of that will not interfere with your love for Him.
You ohhhhhhhhhh you with scales upon your ears, shades upon your eyes and a veil
surrounding your heart from His true love.

Mercy, grace ohhhhhhhhh yea we shout!!!!
Just believe, just receive, just confess and you will be blessed.
Easy believism, easy sacrifice.
No tears no sweat no yielding to the LORD of glory.

How we must behold!
How we must grow in the glory that left His throne from heaven above
to share His love with you and I
His arms spread open wide.
Beckoning, pleading, bleeding upon the cross the LORD of glory.
The love of your life calling to make you free, to set at liberty they
who are bruised, they who are hurt.

A tear dropped for a soul.
Crying out mercy LORD mercy!
Today a blaze, tomorrow sooooooo cold.

LORD of glory let us behold the love you have for us.
This love that brought you down to your footstool
to bend a knee, to shed a tear.
A cry a shout and all heaven above
rings with the praises of this LORD of glory
who loves you and I
with an EVER LASTING LOVE!!!!

Come saint
come sinner lay down the guilt
lay down the pain lay down the hurt.
Reach out to this LORD of glory.
Reach out to the LORD of love.

Moses knew the awesome judgment of God. Moses knew His wrath.
But noooooooooo Moses would not want more then to reach out and behold
the glory of the LORD!

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. Ex 34:6-7

The glory that made him free!
The glory that changed a man from fear to seeing, a tear, a drop of blood upon the ark.
A covenant of his love.

OHHHHHhhhh He knows.
He shows.
His love to you and I.
Patience. Patience, beholding the final out come you and I before His throne.
Out stretched arms beckoning you and I by name.
JESUS, JESUS this LORD of glory.

So much more than death
so much more than life.
Come with me and behold this LORD
who loves you and I with a love beyond words
a love that staggers the mind.

Blessed assurance
grace to save
a love that unfolds as His arms hold you and I in His mercy.
How we must know this love He has for us.

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

Come let us stroll through time and behold Adam in the garden.
In His image a man stands
all wonders unfold
Lord LORD!!!! Says the man
who wonders
who beholds the morning sun rise
and nothing compares to the majesty
that is yet to come.

The deer at the brook.
The lamb beside the lion.
The birds in flight.
What beauty to behold
this glory of the LORD unfolding before man.

Mountain tops beyond the reach of man
yet You invite him to stand there and behold
the glory of this world.

Dolphins skipping upon the waves of His love that ripples upon man’s heart.
God of wonders beyond any words.
Exclaims the man.

And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. Psa 89:5

Awaking one day to self.
Bored of the wonders.
Alone now
forming to sorrows.
Wondering if something's a miss.

God of wonders.
God of delight.
My soul has taken flight.
Reach down give me a new love
a new hope
something I can behold.

Eve rings the ears of man as he comes to behold.
God of glory no more
a woman to hold.
What wonders
what love
flowing from the soul of man to his mate.

Hand in hand, as they skip through the garden.
The ripples of man upon the glory of God.
Hand in hand beholding the majesty
the beauty of woman

A temptation, a wonder of evil comes forth in this garden.
Threatening glory,
threatening LOVE.
A nudge, a lie, a twist of truth,
behold eyes open wide.

Glory no more
shame begins to unfold.
Sorrow, GUILT turns this man from glory to nakedness.

Behind a fig of shame, a picked dream, a death to a plant that was
there to share now hiding a shame.

The God of glory walking through the wonders beholding
what man has done.
the gardener, the keeper of this world.
A shout comes froth from the this God of glory.
Adam, ADAM
come let us talk.

No more glory the man in a bush
shaking in the wind of sorrow
the serpent
laughing
mocking
beholding his wonders a new death unfolding.
The glory
the glory stops
one more shout Adam.

No more
No more does the voice of man ring forth unto the glory.

A tear forms and starts to roll down the check of Him who knew.

Who knew the suffering He must share to restore His glory once again to mankind.

A sacrifice
a lamb.
Behold the horror, the shrieks upon eve.

As the lamb dies
the blood to cover
the skin to hide the shame
Man, woman now complete
for a moment
for a moment till glory shines once more upon the world we know behold.

Times passes
prophets shout
kings shine
a lamb dies

but no glory, only a veil
only a covering
no freedom to the sinner.

All shame, All guilt
a God of wrath.
Man full of shame.

A law broken, a stone falls
as another soul lies buried in wrath.

A law that could not save
a law that was just for the ways of man.
Sin now a new god.
A god of all that despises the glory of the One upon a throne
that has a home.
A home for you and I.

Times moves a side as the clouds blow by the winds of change.
Glory steps from His throne to a womb
Woman
Woman not worthy

Yet chosen to be the vessel for us to behold.
Glory, Glory!
Born in flesh, glory to behold.

All wonder at this glory.
all wonder who He will be
but she the vessel knows.
He is the LORD of glory
the lamb to behold

The lamb that taketh away the sin of this world.
The lamb of Glory we shall behold.

This Jesus
this LORD
the one who cries.

Adam
Adam
where are you.

LORD of glory.
LORD of love
Stepped down to take our hands and guide us into the light of His word.

Come forth He cries.

This world is but a moment.
A memory that you will not hold.

Heaven is where I am.

Behold my glory
my love that has been shed aboard the wood of your heart.
The splinters of pain no more.
The weight I now carry.

Your sorrow is my gain.
My life I give

My glory behold.

Come forth my children
come forth.

Empty words are what carried from the garden.

Adam cried here I am LORD
naked.

Empty words will not change your heart.
My glory will
My love shed upon the wood
the calloused heart.

A veil removed
a crown to behold

I am the LORD.

Come forth
come forth
leave this worldly fold and be as one unto me

behold the glory that will
that shall unfold for you.

Be not afraid
my love for you is and will be the same.

Not as them who walk in the flesh
a blazed today
cold tomorrow

A wind blows their flame flickers others behold.

Take form Me oil to fill
Oil to keep your flame a blaze
Changing your face from glory to glory.

I am the LORD who can

I am the LORD who will

I am your LORD.

Shame
sorrow
pain no more
I now behold a child whom I love.

Compassion
mercy
forgiveness
abides within me upon thee.

Take my hand
feel my love
behold my face and you shall change.

Glory upon glory shall you go
others will behold the light of heaven
no longer just upon you
but around you.

Come my child
Come
behold your Father the LORD of glory
who will give you rest from this present world.

Tears that form in your eyes He will store in remembrance of your love for Him.

A voice
A cry
Compassion cometh forth.

Mercy to behold.
Glory a blazed within a cry
that has power to change

Behold them who see
them who behold.
Them about you
who now wonder at the LORD of glory.

Your eyes now mine
your voice but a breath of my love.

An ear to hear
A hand to behold
the cry of a sinner
washed in a ripple upon the water of no more.

The water to wash one’s soul
the water to make one's spirit new.

Be not afraid
be not ashamed

My word will endure
My love will flow
My glory others will behold.

Your family
your friends
your neighbors
your workers will know

I walked by.

Come to the tree of life
for my leaves are for the healing of the nations
reach up and behold
my glory flows as a river for you to swim in.

A ripple of life as you surface to tell others
to show others
to set the captive free in my name

For I am the LORD of glory

I Am the LORD that sits upon the throne.

My name is JESUS!!!!!