Friday, February 12, 2016

Secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven

“.... To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven ...” Matthew 13:11

Throughout my 32 years of the wilderness journey I have come to understand that the secrets of the kingdom have been given to me. It is His gift, and I as His son rejoicing know my Father and I are one. This secret is the reason my being has so much wanted to be conformed to His image.

This secret has been the source of my love and burning desire for Him.

For I know from the start when I heard His call to the present that these secrets of His kingdom has been given to me because of His love for me, not because of anything I have done.

“Now to Him who is able to establish and strengthen you [in the faith] according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery [of the plan of salvation] which has been kept secret for long ages past, ....” Romans 16:25

“but we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the wisdom once hidden [from man, but now revealed to us by God, that wisdom] which God predestined before the ages to our glory [to lift us into the glory of His presence].” 1 Corinthians 2:7

He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, with regard to the fulfillment of the times [that is, the end of history, the climax of the ages]—to bring all things together in Christ, [both] things in the heavens and things on the earth. Ephesians 1:9-10

This revelation of the plan of salvation is revealed to be experienced by the believer so that they may be the sons of God.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12,13

When we by faith receive His Word, we will have great hope, because there will come a day in our experience when we will fully reveal and manifest to the world the glory of Him.

“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: ....” John 17:22

I needed only to turn from being a carnal self loving person, to wanting Him as Lord by offering myself as a living sacrifice. The day I turned is the day I begun to experience the kingdom of God. Over time I so much became aware of being in Christ and His truth was growing in me by removing the dross of my flesh, so I may be as pure as He is.

His Word is my fellowship and He is no longer a mystery but my ABBA.

"And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord" Ephesians 3:9-11

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined [and be faithfully devoted] to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

This mystery [of two becoming one] is great; but I am speaking with reference to [the relationship of] Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:32

"Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints." Colossians 1:26

This wonderful mystery that has been revealed to His mature sons, is one of Him ruling and reigning in their hearts.

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21

I know within I am saved by the grace of God and not by my so called intellectual knowledge of Him. For I have learned that if I know everything there is to know about the gospel, and can quote chapters and verses and yet not know God, I am only lost in my intellectuals.

It is when we spend time in His presence that we will hear His heart; and from His heart we will know the mystery that has been hidden from the prideful and wise.

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.

For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Present Reality - Part 7 (final)

The Word of God is for the present reality that we are now. For His Word never changes as He never does. His Word is not something we are to hope for some day, but to be consciously aware of it here and now.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: ... Ephesians 1:3

And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: ... Ephesians 2:6

And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4:24

One will begin to experience these truths when one begins to grow in the Spirit and allow the Spirit to put to death the deeds of the flesh.

However, the spiritual [the immortal life] is not first, but the physical [the mortal life]; then the spiritual. The first man [Adam] is from the earth, earthy [made of dust]; the second Man [Christ, the Lord] is from heaven. As is the earthly man [the man of dust], so are those who are of earth; and as is the heavenly [Man], so are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the earthly [the man of dust], we will also bear the image of the heavenly [the Man of heaven]. 1 Corinthians 15:46-49

The ones that experience the heavenly will indeed be joined unto the Lord in the Spirit and shall be one accord with Him. For they shall become the visible expression of the invisible God, for they are transformed and live after the Spirit rather than by the flesh.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Romans 8:12,13

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Galatians 5:16-18

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Experience the Life Within - Part 6

For many years I proclaimed that  "Jesus lives in me." However I'll confess I had very little experience of that knowledge.

I even confessed I spoke in tongues, for I said I was filled with the Holy Ghost.

And yet I so much wondered inside "why am I so ungodly and doing so many things that are contrary to Him?"

 It was than the Lord spoke to me and said "The so called Christian religious system is full of confusion that is why she is called "Mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots" (Rev. 17:5). 

I than realized the truth that Babylon means confusion and there is no hope for that religious system, for it is but carnal.

The loving voice of Him spoke again and said "Come out of her, my child," It cannot be fixed for she is "alienated from the life of Me through ignorance" . (Revelation 18:4, Ephesians 4:18)

How I saw that Ignorance simply means that they do not know.

Yet in my own ignorance I did not experience the quickening, Life-giving power of God in me for I was taught a great deal of ignorance from so called Christians preachers and teachers. Defeat and failure was the goal presented before me, for a greater one called a devil was able to defeat me, if I did not do what the Word teaches.

See the anointing within which is truth and no lie now showed me that it is possible to walk as truth in this present world, when I allow His truth to make me free.
   
He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 1John 2:6

Something is missing on our part if we are not by His grace walking as he walked.

When looking at Ephesians 4:18 I saw that it is the ignorance and blindness of their heart that kept them from the Life of God.

See, the Life of God is as a seed and one needs to care for that seed and allow the grace of God to mature that seed. One can not change on their own; it is a natural process of His Life growing and coming alive within them and quickening their mortal bodies!

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

To be a mature son of God, one needs to understand that the bible is a book describing and unfolding to them in their inner being by His anointing within them.

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”  John 7:38

The flowing rivers of living water flows from the heart of the follower and as so that one will experience it, for it is the true Life of the follower.

“.... I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

His life is my abundant Life .... His Life is in my spirit and within my spirit is the abundant Life that He is. This abundant Life will transform me into a precious stone, to be built up with the saints, until we all become the city of God.

.... you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.   Romans 8:11-13

" .... by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” This is God’s doing that will render one indeed dead to the deeds of the body, and the Life of God will be that flowing river springing up from the heart. For the entrance of the Word brings light and Life and gives sight to the one that is in darkness.

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:4,12,13

The light of men is the consciousness of God; where by one can experience the Life of God here and now. For "He hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:6.

Authority is as light that comes only from the throne, and if the Spirit of God does not have authority in your life, then you cannot exercise God’s authority. It is when you surrender your will to His than you are under the Spirit’s authority, then you will have authority.

Does one want problems, life issues and darkness to flee? Than "Let God arise and His enemies be scattered!" Psalm 68:1

The Life of God that arises from within one will allow that one to see the enemies of God to be scattered from them. For “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I (Jesus Christ) am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

The Life of God has delivered us from the power of darkness and has transferred us into the Kingdom. When one realizes that that one will experience it in the here and now, and the power of darkness will have no hold upon them. For their understanding will not be darkened anymore, for the light of Life will show them the truth and the truth will make them free.

Paul knew the power of the carnal mind and how walking after it keeps one in bondage to the flesh. It was when He saw within him the truth that the Life of Christ was his that Paul said  “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

Paul knew that through the Spirit, he is able to put to death the carnal self-life that he is no longer, in so doing the Life of Christ come forth in his body. That promise is ours to experience now, the very resurrection power of Christ giving Life to our mortal bodies.

How we need to understand that human beliefs are contrary to the Word of God and keeps many from the Life of God. For “.... the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4

These human beliefs are taught to us by the spirit of the age and when listened to and walked in the mind will be blinded from the glorious light of the gospel of Christ.

For truly the Word teaches us that “ .... the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; ....” 2 Corinthians 10:4,5

It is by a mind renewed with the Word of God that one will be conformed to the will of God and experience the Life of God within. They that hunger and thirst for Him shall be filled with His righteousness and darkness will have no hold upon them for the Light shall make them free.

God is not a story-book belief, nor is His word dead. When one begins to walk in the Spirit, that one will begin to see all of God’s enemies fall at their feet. For human intellect of God from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil will never experience the power of God.

God’s Word must come alive in one’s consciousness for the Life to grow within.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Intellect, Without Experience, Does no Good - Part 5

One does not harden their heart by placing a hard surface upon the flesh .... One hardens their heart by encasing themselves BACK in the flesh.

Yes to resort to the condemnation of the flesh and walk according to it, is one that has harden themselves to Him.

Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: .... Hebrews 3:8

While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.  Hebrews 3:15

Again, he limiteth a certain  day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To  day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. Hebrews 4:7

To turn from the Word and allow it not to do its will and purpose is to harden one's heart from being conformed into His image; but to again be an image of a beast.

For this is the day of salvation to them that hear and are surrendered to Him for they allow His Word to form them so that they may be His children in this earth. The death and resurrection of Christ has opened again the way to the tree of life and any that are baptized in Him have full access to that tree. For the one planted in the death of Christ has also been the one who knows they have been redeemed from the curse of the law of sin and death and have the grace to live as His in the present darkness.

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, .... 1 Timothy 1:8-10

Have many become like the Jews, who were waiting for the Messiah to come and defeat their enemies and set up his kingdom? I will say YES, many are. For the MANY doctrines, teachers and preachers that say a kingdom is to come are they that reject the truth that Messiah is come and the kingdom is within!

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21

These false teachers and preachers have the hearts of many looking for a kingdom that HAS come and the many sit back acting as if there is nothing to be of God today! These teachings are wrong for it does not show that God is a reconciler, but a destroyer.

Many today need to see that the only destruction to take place, is upon them that walk as selfish carnal minded people, loving the things of the world rather than the things of the Kingdom of God!

They will not be the manifested sons of God nor will they understand the purpose of the Son of God.

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. Ephesians 4:11-16

It is the truth that will make many free to see His reality in them, and they will be affected and shall affect them around.

I have always seen God in a wrong concept and that wrong concept came to be for I was giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. These seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils kept me from knowing the kingdom of God was within and the truth of the Son of God was lost to the lies of many anti-christs.

I walked and taught that if one does his best that one God will bless and they that live that way to the end were to be forever with Him. Oh how I was wrong, and how thankful I am that He in His mercy continued to reach out to me offering His grace to be His child. The lies I recieved and taught were nothing more than an outward service to God rather than an inward servant to His Spirit. It was based upon selfish love and following a carnal mind, making God into my image rather than God making me into His image.

It had blinded my mind and harden my heart to the truth that everything that God is is already in me, and everything I need to please Him and follow Him is mine by faith in Him. I as many formed nothing more than a santa claus God who holds back his blessings if I’m bad and release them when I am good. How foolish I was standing at the wrong tree for many years, not see the way to the tree of Life; offered to any that rest in Him.

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Revelation 3:21

I no longer think I can bribe Him by my actions, but I believe that all I need is within and within me shall flow rivers of living water.

“ .... but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.

In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:6-14

From within me, that is from within my spirit, I release the ability of God to go forth and do His will to meet the needs of all about.

But the one who is united and joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17

All I need and all the needs of this lost and dying world is within me and when that river of Life flows out of this vessel, the needs of all about me will be; because of Him that is in me.

“Arise [from spiritual depression to a new life], shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, true freedom]. And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:17,18

By the anointing within me I am seeing that I am the visible expression of the invisible God to this world.

I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20

We must repent of our carnal knowledge of God and enter into an experience with Him so that we may have fellowship with Him. It is in this experience that we will be the visible expression of the invisible God. I have learned that to know something only intellectually, without experience, does me no good.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Renewing is a Process - Part 4

What a follower of Christ needs to understand is that renewing is a process and not an instant change as we think it should be.

"For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed “day by day”" 2 Corinthians 4:6

The word "renewed" is anakainoo (Strong's 341: to cause to grow up, new, to make new). Thayer's says this means that:

A) new strength and vigor is given to one

B) to be changed into a new kind of life as opposed to the former corrupt state.

They that hunger and thirst after the Lord will truly be renewed day by day. For the Word of God is a seed and this seed of truth needs to grow to bring forth fruit of its kind.

The follower of Christ knows that it is by His grace one grows and is able to be an over comer.

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

We have had the sins of our forefathers passed down upon us and we have been conformed to act like the world, that our flesh wants nothing more than to do, as it has been trained. It is the grace of God, by the blood of the Lamb, that this curse has been broken off one, that has been baptized into Christ’s death.

When I looked at myself, I seen myself through the eyes of the flesh and victory was not seen nor found. As I continue to hunger and thirst after Him, I started by His Spirit to see who He is and what He sees of me. The condemnation and guilt left me for I confessed I am His, and that the flesh is dead and buried in Christ; and His will for me is to transform my mortal flesh so that in this earth I may be seen and heard as His son.

This is not new age teaching nor is it one-world religious lie that one can attain god-like. This is truth in that God’s will is to have sons and they that believe that, will seek Him and find ABBA, Father.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: ... John 1:12
   
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Romans 8:14
   
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. Romans 8:19

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:18

To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
   
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Galatians 4:5,6

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ... Philippians 2:15

For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
   
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Hebrews 12:7,8

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
   
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:1,2

For the sons of God are one with the Father through Christ and the Life they have has been poured into them by the gift of the Holy Ghost.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

The sap that flows from Christ is Life, and they that abide in Him receive His Life, and as so are one with Him. They are not God but they inherited God’ traits for they abide in the vine.

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matthew 7:17-19

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. John 17:21-23

A carnal minded person will only mind the things of the flesh, and walk in that darkened state, having their eyes darkened, being alienated from the Life of God.

Being born again of water and Spirit, removes the one from the natural birth to a spiritual birth. Since the natural birth is earthy, the actions of that flesh is to keep pulling one back to the grave where its desire is.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6

They that are born again of the water and Spirit are they that set their desires and will down to follow Him, and as they hunger and thirst after Him their spirit will always be ascending and rising above the earth, seeking the very things of the Spirit.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12,13

And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. John 17:11

Such revelation that the children of God are kept by the power of God so that all may be as one in will and image as the Son was with the Father.

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20

The very power of God will keep His children in Him as they shall be seen as one.

In this way the very glory of God shall be seen for the Son prayed  “"The glory which you gave Me, I have given to them, that they may be one" John 17:22

Let us not miss the truth that the glory of God is the expression of God, and shall be seen in His children. For the Son has given to us the glory which the Father gave to him.

Yet so many run around teaching the lies of Mystery Babylon the woman that is only covered with a thin layer of gold, which gives a deceptively attractive appearance to the carnal mind. It is but a feel good deception that keeps one looking at the flesh while missing out on the Life that only springs forth from within.

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

But that is not the way you learned Christ!—  Ephesians 4:17-20

So many are using the Word of God just as gilded followers of the flesh, giving the appearance they are the servants of God.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
   
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Corinthians 11:14,15

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, .... 1 Timothy 4:1

The word of the Lord ministered by His Spirit will enter into your heart, and if you are hungry and thirsty for God, it will nourish you and build you up.

If, all you are receiving is head knowledge, you will think you are progressing, but your life will not change.

"Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart" 2 Corinthians 3:3

What more can be added to this wonderful truth, that it is but the cross that is the work of God for His children, and not the lies stemmed forth from a carnal mind.

"Oh foolish Christians, who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been evidently set forth crucified among you" Galatians 3:1

The foolish ones are they that listen to the rules and regulations of man over the truth that there is absolutely nothing for one to do, for Christ crucified has done it all for us.

"This only would I learn of you: did you receive the spirit by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?" Galatians 3:2-3

Has not this bondage of the flesh grieved you long enough you foolish ones, thinking and listening to lies that you may be made perfect by the actions of your own flesh.

"He that ministers to you the Spirit and works miracles among you, does he do it by the works of the law or by the hearing of faith?" Galatians 3:5

True sons of God are they that minister to others by the Spirit, that has transformed them from body - soul - spirit to spirit -soul - body. For it is by being in the presences of the Life of God that one is going to sow the seed of Life to others, and be fruitful as God wills for His sons.
    
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. Romans 7:4

If one can quit all their’ lusts, and quit doing everything that they shouldn’t be doing, they will be no better off, for they will not have the substance and reality of the Life of God formed in them.

"The Law is not of faith, but the man that doeth them shall live in them" Galatians 3:12 For “.... no man is justified by the law.

Before you run thinking I am teaching to live a sinful life, I will say you miss the truth and you still abide under the curse of the law.

"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law" Galatians 3:13

Who may I ask has “redeemed us from the curse of the law?

CHRIST!!!!

Yes, Christ has become a curse for us that in him we may have Life and Life abundantly.

See the curse of the law was basically poverty, sickness and death. The law teaches that if one obeys it all, that one will be blessed, but if one fails that one will be cursed. The law was a school teacher in that it showed how God indeed was Holy and man but sinful. It showed the difference between godliness and ungodliness for the law was spiritual and we are natural, sold into sin by the action of one man.

The main reason of the law was to bring about awareness of sin and to show one that it is impossible to keep the law.

They that think and act according to the flesh are they that abide outside of the law of Life! For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

Friday, February 5, 2016

Condemnation or Transformation - Part 3

Condemnation or Transformation

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

Condemnation is the truth that one has not understood the cross and as so sees the guilt of the flesh.

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

In the flesh is the reality of the law of sin and death and the one that lives after the flesh is but a carnal follower of Christ.

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? 1 Corinthians 3:1-3

One needs to understand to be carnal is to see one’s self as listening to a fleshy soul rather than a spirit soul. Though the words may not form on the lips of a carnal follower of Christ, their thoughts and actions will say to any “I am the center of my universe.

However, the one that denies the carnal mind is the one whose actions will say to all “Self is no longer my reason for life.”

The mystery that is found in Christ is that God’s purpose is to fill the called out ones with Himself and build them up to be a habitation of Him.

“.... in whom the whole structure is joined together, and it continues to increase into a holy temple in the Lord a sanctuary dedicated, set apart, and sacred to the presence of the Lord. In Him and in fellowship with one another you are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:21-22

That is the mystery that has been hidden and is only found in Christ!!!!

The mindset of the so called Church of today is one ruled by religious tradition, and men who set themselves up as rulers over the religious traditions. It is truly the blind leading the blind using the word of God as a cane rather than being made free to truly feed the lost.

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" Romans 12:1-2

I bless God that many called out sons are they who are fed up with the blind religious tradition and have set themselves as flints to the fire that is to consume the carnal mind and transform it to a mind that is renewed.

They indeed will be the ones that take the will of God to the lost.

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  1 John 1:5-7

Lets not be afraid of the light for the light is the Life and as it shines in and about us its only desire is to remove the darkness of death and transform us into His son!

To be in very presence of God is to be as a burning bush. For the presence of God is as a consuming fire and the fire of His holiness will consume any carnality so that the offering be holy and acceptable unto Him.

The sons will know that the light of God does not come in condemnation, but in transforming power to consume that one so that His glory will be seen by all.

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. 2 Corinthians 3:18

The sons of God know He will never condemn them for the penalty of sin has been paid in full by the Lamb of God.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:17

Yes! Upon the cross hung the very Son of God and in much pain and sorrow the tear of the Father fell. Wanting to loosen him from the cross and set him free from the pain by pouring forth His wrath in justified holiness the Son cries out "Father, forgive them; they don't know what they are doing."

Just wrath! Just punishment is held, and mercy and grace falls upon this earth in the form of water and blood the Son shed his life for the salvation of humankind!

The heart of God is truly seen for God is a God of LOVE!

YES!!!! The most horrifying criminal act in the universe was but the plan of an almighty, all-knowing God to save His creation from sin and death.

When one sees that they will see that condemnation is but a carnal mind set and not the true depths of God’s love. The over comer will burst forth knowing the plan of God is to transform them from a self to a son and as a son they will cry out ABBA, Father.

"For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members." Romans 7:22-23

The sons of God are regenerated in the inner man and that Life must grow until it over comes the law of sin and death. See, to stop sinning is a matter of transformation and growth. It is not a time to run from Him to the darkness, but to get closer to Him seeing what He has started IN You He will complete!

It is sad when one is ruled and told what to do by the carnal mind. For the main purpose of the carnal mind is to keep one in captivity to sin and death for it was conceived with that very nature.

"For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me." Romans 7:18-20

In 32 years of following the Lord I have never found the freedom from my sins as long as I sat at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. At that tree I only found condemnation and because of that my carnal mind condemn all I met in my path with His Word.

Though I so much willed to over come sin I found defeat, and victory was not seen.

ABBA reached forth and told me He is but love and if I hunger and thirst after Him no matter what I’ve been through He will transform me by His grace.

lets again look at what Paul penned by the Holy Spirit and see the truth to make us free “.... Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me."

Its not my new nature that is sinning, but the sin principle that is still operating in my flesh. The natural man will never improve so he must indeed be put to death by learning how to live in the Spirit. It is by spending time in the presences of God that one is enabled by God’s grace to live as His truth.

Before the cross I was sold in sin and when I was born again I was born to be His son .... one made free from the law of sin and death by being placed into the “law of Life!”
    
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

Yours and mine only hope is the reality of Christ within us!

Yet. How the carnal mind loves to keep one into the captivity to sin and away from Life.

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
   
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Galatians 5:17,18

No matter how much my sinful nature told me I was not worthy to enter God’s presences, I pressed in deeper. No matter how much guilty hung upon my neck I kept my head held up looking to Him to make me into His son.

For it was not my will to be born with the nature of sin and death but it is my hearts desire to be made free from it and be what He wills for me.

I turned and to my delight I behold the fire in His eyes and yet the flames did not consume me in hatred but love and before Him I fell knowing my only life is found in Him!

Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.

Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.

I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.

I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about.

Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. Psalm 3

When one understands the love and will of God for them they will find true access into His presence which will bring about the grace to transform them into His children.

Therefore, believers, since we have confidence and full freedom to enter the Holy Place [the place where God dwells] by [means of] the blood of Jesus.

Now where there is [absolute] forgiveness and complete cancellation of the penalty of these things, there is no longer any offering [to be made to atone] for sin.

Therefore, believers, since we have confidence and full freedom to enter the Holy Place [the place where God dwells] by [means of] the blood of Jesus, by this new and living way which He initiated and opened for us through the veil [as in the Holy of Holies], that is, through His flesh, and since we have a great and wonderful Priest [Who rules] over the house of God, let us approach [God] with a true and sincere heart in unqualified assurance of faith, having had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching. Hebrews 10:18-25

Thursday, February 4, 2016

TAKETH away the sin of the world ..... Part 2

Behold the Lamb of God that TAKETH away the sin of the world

.... In my sorrow and shame I have fought to be as Him but in defeat the sins of the flesh rose up against me. I looked at the Word and yet seen a reflection of one defeated by the sins of my youth. Why am I as I am when the word says different!

I must not pray enough, read enough, I must not love enough or have unforgiveness in my heart. In His presences I hide in fear of me and all the while I miss the Life of forgiveness offered by Him.

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24,25

Yes! that truth .... that Word ..... that Life was not flowing out of me for I have been held in bondage to my flesh, to the reasoning of condemnation.

It is when I think I can whip myself in line with God’s Word that I find myself groping about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if "by the Spirit” you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13

The Life of God will put to death the deeds of my body and I shall live!!!!

It is by this truth that I shall grow to be a mature son of God for I will not allow my flesh to condemn me in any way but the truth to make me as TRUTH!

Once I grasp in my mind the fact that it is by His Spirit the deeds of my flesh will be put to death is the moment I will live as His over comer. For I am justified in His sight by that which He has done and not on what I can do.

Death is not living by God’s Life!

I am seeing that my carnal self-life is what is condemning me and keeping me separated from the Life of God.

Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.  Eph 4:17,18

Self wants what self wants however, when truth springs forth as a blade in one’s spirit that one will truly want the things of God.

See self thinks it has a free will but the truth shows self that the will it has is bound up in Adam and as so self is not a free moral agent. Now self will look back and say it can choose to do what is right, yet self must realize that in its members is another law, warring and bringing self into the bondage of Adam, the flesh. That self is only sitting at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil feeding upon the works of the flesh all the while missing out on the true Life within.

It is when self stops trying to change itself and learns to feed itself the spiritual food for the spiritual food will feed the spirit and the spirit will come to life for Jesus did promise that if any will learn to eat of him, they will live by him.

Yes. How we must grasp the very words of Jesus when he said “If you will eat the Bread of Life, you will never die.” For that bread feeds the spirit and that spirit will desire to follow Him who is Spirit!

So many in today's Church is crying out for the latter rain. They are looking for the Church to be restored to the days of the Apostles and yet through it all they miss the true ministry that God has given them .

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
 
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
 
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2Cor 5:18-21

Yes Church! It is them that have been reconciled to God that are going to walk in His will “reconciling the world unto himself.” they will truly be His ambassadors for Christ bringing the truth that all can be made the righteousness of God because he that knew no sin was made to be sin for the them.

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” 2 Cor. 4:6-7

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Life within - Part 1

Romans 5:12 says, “Therefore just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so in this way death came to all men, because all sinned.”

so we know Adam ate from the wrong tree and because of that death entered the world .....

Now we should consider: “Knowledge of good and evil”

Adam was told if he ate of that tree death would be ..... hmmmmm death .... so before death Adam must have had life .....

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Would not the tree of life already been in Adam? Would not the breath of God given Adam .... His energizing, quickening life?

Would not the breath of God also be the very power of God within the dust of the earth to have dominion over the earth?

Would the tree of the “knowledge” of good and evil remove from Adam the consciousness of God?

“On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:19-22

Would that have been what Adam lost? The consciousness of peace and the life of God restored to man.

Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, .... 1 Peter 3:21

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22

Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving ‘spirit.’ 1Cor 15:45

Peace is a good conscience and life is the spirit of Christ!

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Rom 8:9,10

What we think is what we are ..... What we eat is what we are .... Truth makes Truth!

Jesus said “I am that bread of life. ..... which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. John 6:48,50

As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. John 6:57

Jesus restored us back to the tree of Life. We can once again live by the Life of God, instead of trying to choose the good over the evil that comes from a ‘darken understanding’ (consciousness)

What WHAT is missing as I spend time in His Word. Why WHY have I reached not what I see. Than He shows me a prayer that Paul asked for “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,” Eph 6:19

“.... to make known the mystery of the gospel,” The MYSTERY of the gospel! Lord cried my heart in full assurance would you show me this MYSTERY!!!!

Paul wanted “....to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” and that Paul by revelation received the mystery from God and .... wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)"

This ‘mystery’ is not seen from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil but only from the Life within!!!!!!

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14

There are many that walk and act good but very few that have the substance of Life flowing out from them for all to see and know!

The discernment of many is only seen through a evil conscious by which they pass judgement upon all based upon what they think is good and evil not on what Life is!

Deep within all is a candle and only Jesus the true light that has come into the world can light the candle of man to see the now true Life within.

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. John 1:9

This mystery was hidden before time and now has come to light the path for all to see.

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Act 2:2-4

Has the Spirit lit the flame upon the candle of your spirit or are you still trying to see by the knowledge of good and evil?

They that have the candle within their spirit aflame by His Spirit are they are manifesting the Life and image of God to a lost and dying world.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Clothed and in his right mind

" ..... clothed and in his right mind, ...."

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Rev 16:15

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psa 16:11

It is one thing to be clothed it is another to be clothed and in "right mind."

Behold,  I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and  the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the  messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come,  saith the LORD of hosts.  

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: And he shall sit as a  refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi,  and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an  offering in righteousness. Mal 3:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his  glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace  and truth. John 1:1, 14

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen  with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of  the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.  

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.  

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the  light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus  Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:1-7

To walk in the light is to be clothed and in right mind .....

That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  

He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  

He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:9-13

The flesh loves the religious relationship it has in that it does its own will in Jesus name.

The spirit relationship with the Father is one that seeks out and does His will rather than their own .....

"Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven;

but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.” Mat 7:21

I am so much seeing that it is my doing that will bring about the doing of the Father's will and His Spirit has been given as my helper not my enforcer. For the Holy Spirit is the Paraclete (the helper) not the doer.

“Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?”

Jesus  replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will  love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 

The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me. John 14:22-24

Do not  become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is  there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does  light have with darkness? 

And what agreement does Christ have with Beliar? Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever? 

And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 

Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord. 2 Cor 6:14-18

As I line up with the living Word my spirit and soul will reflect the image of Him .... Though I slip and fall that image is still there for the doing. He promised to never leave me nor forsake me.

It is by agreement that my will will decrease and His will will increase. For I see that my image is but temporary and as the flowers seen in spring my image beauty will pass away by death. However the image of Him is eternal and to have that eternal image I must place Him upon my soul for all to see.

And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.  

"Put on" therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,  kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.  

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.  

Let the word of Christ dwell  in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in  psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts  to the Lord.  

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Col 3:10-17

Abide  in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except  it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  John 15:4,5

A fruitful branch is the only evidence there is of abiding in the supply of the Vine. And it is this restful abiding that is the sum and substance of the Father’s Will.

As I listen to Him I see this wilderness is but my journey to walking as His image in this earth. I know in the wilderness is nothing but death just as I see in this world nothing but death.

Sin can be a pleasure but its for the moment and is not eternal. Though many times I went for the moment I found the moment was not there the next day.

It is only seen by being in the wilderness and knowing His life is eternal and full filling in all ways.

" ..... the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost."

His path in the wilderness is one that shows me true Life for He makes the manna to fall and the water to spring forth.

The path in the world is but one of selfishness and never full filling. It is here for the moment and the next it is gone and them living this way work daily at trying to find that right moment and miss out on the one that said ".... I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

There is a path that brings one to the Father and yes it is a path in the wilderness but if one grabs hold of the gift of the comforter that one will have the power to get to the promised city!

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the  churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna,  and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Rev 2:17

The one walking God's path will see this world has been subject to "vanity"  (Rom 8:20) and that vanity is not of the Father but the world.

Soon the manifested sons of God will be them that are seen as the image of Him. These sons will know " .... it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. (Heb 2:10)

These sons will ".... think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you ... (1Pe 4:12)

For they know ".... them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well-doing, as to a faithful Creator. (1Pet 4:19) For their "..... light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; ...." (2 Cor 4:17)

For in this wilderness journey they know " .... the God of all grace, who hath called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you." (1Pet 5:10)

They will know the Balm of gideon has come with healing in His hands.

Deep within my heart is the burning desire to show forth His love and yet it seems the world about is against what I desire.

However, I am reminded of Him who did no sin and the world about cried "crucify, crucify Him!"

The perfect one who came to gudie them that desire to be as Him upon the path in the wilderness .... Their sole source of Life promised to be the fire that will but purge His house one more time.

Many stood in awe as this one came forth a cord in hand driving out the merchandisers the ones that turned the Father's house into a den of thieves will be the one seen as a all consuming fire.

I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it is already kindled? (Luke 12:49)

I've seen this fire in a dream as it rode past me. Not knowing what was going on I now see the dream of the fire to be.

It has a loving purpose to bring us all ".... to the unity of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ ... (Eph 4:13)

For Paul did say it is " .... According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work.

If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.  (1 Cor 3:10-15)

This fire is sure to come upon the earth and it shall burn the stubble and the sons shall shone forth as His glory is seen.

But let not this one thing be hidden from you, beloved, that one day with the Lord is "as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 

The Lord of the promise is not slow, as some deem slowness, but is long-suffering toward us, not having purposed any to perish, but all to come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with rushing sound, and having burned the elements will be dissolved, and earth and the works in it will be burned up.

Then all these being about to be dissolved, of what sort ought you to be in holy behavior and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the Day of God, through which the heavens having been set afire will be dissolved; and burning, the elements will melt? (2Pet 3:8-14, Psa. 90:4)

For look, I am ready to create new heavens and a new earth! The former ones will not be remembered; no one will think about them anymore. (Isa. 65:17)

Let this Word this truth burn now in you for if you see not and do not you will be as the chaff.

Because of this, children of God, looking for these things, be diligent, spotless, and without blemish, to be found in peace by Him.

" ..... Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus" ..... (Rev 22:20)