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  • Prophetic Update-One Nation Under God

    11/15/17

    Around two years ago, the Lord started to speak prophecies by various individuals-which turned out to be more that true. The Lord says He will send His ‘movements’-spoken word– through His prophets

    Amos 3:7   Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

    (Note: You shall know true prophets by their fruit (Matt. 7:16), their humility in their walk, obviously the outcome of their prophecies…and the confirmation you receive when you pray.    Yes, there are many false prophets in the church Matt. 24:24). Among these prophecies given two-ish years ago -the election of Trump ‘against all odds’ as expressed by opposition Trump.  -the exposure of corruption in our government and the connection of this corruption around the world -the exposure of sex slave rings, pedophile abuse in our government- and again connected to the world government.   -the exposure of media and government abuse that is beyond anything we could have imagined. -The corruption is so severe; it will take WWII like court tribunals to deal with the injustice.   See related articles http://1stloveministry.com/understanding-global-corruption-and-the-new-world-order/ See related articles-from last two years http://1stloveministry.com/by-time-line/ http://1stloveministry.com/the-root-of-evil-the-whole-evil-tree-to-flourish/

    The call for us is to simply get honest-and to walk in the truth.

    John 3:21   But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

    We have to ask ourselves, what kind of men or women are we going to become.   The ones who looked the other way when we could see the smoke of Hitlers  exterminator camps …or will we stand up for the truth. Countless children are being sold into slave markets, tortured, raped by those-if we have been sleeping-whom we have put our trust in.   I am not calling out any names, we will let the courts do that. If the church continues to pray…it appears the foundation of our country is about to be shaken-a cleansing so deep is will leave many bewildered.   The fight to stop their exposure will be intense, but our God is greater. It is time to cast aside ‘all’ political affiliations that keep us from coming to truth.   The evidence has been out there to see for generations-but now it is being brought to light-to awake those whom have been sleeping. Do we want to be the ones who protect those innocent children by seeing the evidence-for it is a choice-or are we going to be the ones…who are the very last to come to the truth. This is not about finger pointing, but about working together to stop the abuses in our country and around the world.   Please see links given.  Will keep you posted as we hear what the Lord is spaying to His people across this country and internationally.   God bless you as you pursue His truth. http://1stloveministry.com/if-you-were-god-for-1-day-you-would-discover/

    Quick Update

    Here is a recent excerpt from article written recently, many believe given by the President himself.   After reading the above links-if we are honest with ourselves,  we see  verifiable evidence of how satan was attempting  start his final quest for world dominance (by horrific abuse)  as stated in the Bible See Prophecy.   The Lord has divinely moved to postpone this event, His love for the innocent and for us is sooo intense.   I am not asking anyone to automatically believe this excerpt given in the below  message is  by the President (via third party)…but just asking you to start putting the pieces together for yourself.   I wanted to include this letter however because it explains  the true intentions of those who love America and our freedoms.  God bless Bill.  For the coming days ahead. Ask yourself an honest question, why would a billionaire who has it all, fame, fortune, a warm and loving family, friends, etc. want to endanger himself and his family by becoming POTUS? (Pres. of the US) Why would he want to target himself and those he cares about? Does he need money? Does he need fame? What does he get out of this? Does he want to make the US/world a better place for his family and for those good and decent people who have long been taken advantage of? Perhaps he could not stomach the thought of mass murders occurring to satisfy Moloch?   Perhaps he could not stomach the thought of children being kidnapped, drugged, and raped while leaders/law enforcement of the world turn a blind eye. Perhaps he was tired of seeing how certain races/countries were being constantly abused and kept in need/poor/and suffering all for a specific purpose. Perhaps he could not in good conscious see the world burn. (in reference to above links)    
  • End of the World 9-23-2017?…not so fast! A summary of Prophetic Events

     

    You have probably heard the news, all the talk about catastrophic events-mostly from those claiming the Bible is teaching our last days are approaching by the end of this week. The Bible does indeed give us scriptures on the final events of our current world-about one third of the Word is devoted to prophecy.   There are over 100 different prophetic signs and events in Matthew 24 alone! Jesus tells the most learned theologians of His day-the reason you don’t understand scripture in not because you lack study…but your heart is not in the right place to hear from God-to have His Spirit guide you.

       John 5:39-42   You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,  yet you refuse to come to me to have life… but I know you.  I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.

    Matthew 16:1-3 &12 The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. 2  He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ 3  and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times (from the scriptures). Vs. 12 Jesus told them to guard against the teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees.  Also Matt. 15:8, Lk. 20: 45-47, Matt. 5:20, Matt. 23:1-36.

    These verses are teaching that ‘the heart’ has to be in the right place to hear from God-to receive His teaching. We have to realize however, while many Christians are not like the Pharisees who desired to harm Jesus,  they still share an inability to be guided by the Holy Spirit for His correct teachings.

    John 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    If the Holy Spirit is teaching us all things-and if we are truly listening (with our spiritual man) than it is impossible to have two opposing teachings on such important Biblical events.   Yes, perfect insight into the things of God will not be complete until we are face to face with the Lord 1 Cor. 13:12…but the above scriptures teach we should be hearing from the Holy Spirit now-and not have the world think the Christian Church is in total confusion! Personal Note:  If it’s ok with you, I would like to start with my own faults.   At Bible college, I truly thought the more scripture ‘I knew’ the more mature I was.   I rated my closeness to the Lord with how much ‘my mind’ knew about God- obviously I was in total error. I did not understand that our ‘relationship to a Living God’ was the key factor in  the Holy Spirit being able teach us from the Word of God

    Psalm 18:26   With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. Psalm 25:14  The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.

    Matthew 22:37-38   Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38  This is the first and greatest commandment.    See Our Road God  P1P2.

    I was not like a pharisees as far as wanting to persecute Jesus-but I had  some of the ‘symptoms of the pharisees’ by not realizing I need to hear God from my spirit (no just my mind) in order to be guided the correct Biblical teaching in the Word.  See chart below

    Realizing I needed the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, (which includes a prayer language we can interpret), hearing from the Spirit by our spiritual man, and striving for a sanctified life -helps us form a unity of Biblical teaching with brothers and sisters seeking the Lord in the same manner above scripture   See Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Heb. 4:12.  We study and examine scriptures with our ‘mind’, but it is vital to also listen to the  Holy Spirit with our spiritual man.  This duality enlightens and teaches us in  all areas of the Word, including end time events Rm. 8:10-16, Gal. 5:18,25.  This my friends is why we are all over the place in the church…including September 23, 2017 We simply are not hearing the Holy Spirit.  Jn. 14:26 is indeed gospel truth…we all should be hearing the same teachings from the Holy Spirit.  See Listening with our Heart, The Simplicity of Divine Wisdom, Why We Disagree.                 

    Being Able to Hear From the Holy Spirit

    As mentioned above, perfect truth will not be manifested until we are face to face with the Lord 1 Cor. 13:12…but we still can have an incredible theological unity.   This will indeed happen when the Kingdom of Gods church is manifested on earth with His final call.   The mustard seed church sprouting to the heavens See 1st 4 article on the Kingdom of God.   In most cases, we will instantly know if the church is ‘lit with glory’ or if they are hanging on to the traditions of darkness

    Mark 7:13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”   

    When we meet we should have a common understanding of what the Lord is saying this week to us, current events from the voice  of the Lord-and of course-a unity of understanding ‘if’ the world is about to end next week.   When brothers and sisters are prayed up, humbly seeking the face of God and truly hearing from Him…you can actually see a light come upon them.   It soooo matches our spirit inside-knowing this word came from the Lord and is backed by scripture.   This type of confirmation should be a common event amongst our congregations. See Church Coming Off the Fence.

    Does the World End Next Week?

    The scripture is clear it does not!   What the Lord is wanting to say is…Bill, tell them My teaching is put ‘on the table’, all they have to do is reach out and grab it.  While I don’t completely understand the above analogy…what I am hearing we are making the end times events way too complicated-when they are not.   He wants to emphasize-He is not the author of confusion…the devil does that.

    1 Corinthians 14:33   For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

    The rapture, the end times events can be easily understood-if we just reach out and ‘grab’ the teaching-for they are on the table if we desire them. What I am seeing is sooo many believers will ‘run after’ this teaching, then another, and another.    When I ask them, have you looked at these scriptures that simply define our end time events…many seem to always do everything ‘but’.   It’s like satan has them being blown back and forth-and never resting in the truth that the Lord has laid out in His Word.

    James 1:5-6      If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

    To simply understand the end time events-we can start to look at when the rapture happens and also Revelation 3:10 -the protection for Christians during the seals. See Day of the Lord Rapture, Revelation 3:10. 

    There has been several links listed in this article, but the two above are critical in understanding the Scripture given for our current events…please take the time to read the scriptures in the two post above-pray and ‘break through’ in the Holy Spirit-truly hear from the Lord Jn. 14:26.   As explained from the scriptures in these articles, we will not have the end come until all these events happen– the church must see ‘ALL THESE THINGS’ coming together in a 7 year time frame to know the time is imminent.   We simply do not have ‘all these things happening’ and thus we have not begun the end time events as taught in scripture!   Explained below.

    Matthew 24:33   Even so, when you see ALL THESE THINGS, you know that it is near, right at the door.

    Revelation  12

    The grave misunderstanding about the September 23, 2017 teaching mainly comes from a ‘grossly negligent’ interpretation of Revelation 12.  

    History

    Many of us believed-as with Jonathan Cahn-that the Lord was truly warning the US in September 2015.  There was a possible connection between the rebirth of Israel and the date in 2015.   As important, the Lord was revealing to His prophets that America needed to humble herself-become active in fighting satan and seek the Lord with all her heart

    Amos 3:7   Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.

    2 Chronicles 7:14  if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

    While we did not fully repent, the church did pray.   Most of us realized that all Republican candidates in 2016 were not completely sincere in their pro life-Christian viewpoints…but they were pressured ‘by the people’ to support the values found in the Word of God.  The US church prayed and was seeking the will of God. I truly believe the Lord gave a Word to the US church at that time… –as described by one Russian prophetess- He gave us ‘a moment’, not wanting to start judgment on our families and loved ones. This moment could last years or decades (even longer) if the church truly starts to seek the ways of the Lord with ‘all their heart’ above Scriptures,    2 Pet. 3:8. Simply, the Lord has put  President Trump to be the ‘foot in the door’ to protect our freedoms, while the church now needs to respond and blow the door wide open with the Holy Spirit renewal in America.   See City on a Hill, Donald Trump, A Christian Perspective, Why Would a Christian Vote for Donald Trump, Uniting the End Times Church. Revelation 12 is where most teachers error when teaching about this week’s coming disaster.   This event below is clearly in the final 7 years of correction and judgment-right before the return of Christ. Some call this the 7 year tribulation-but the correct term is the final week of Daniel, or Daniels 70th week. As described in the two articles above The Day of the Lord Rapture, Rev 3:10 , scripture clearly teaches that the end time events  -will only come when we see ‘ALL THESE SIGNS’ Matt. 24:33, in their completion-explained later.  Like a puzzle, if you get the correct pieces in the right order (ie-the correct truth)  ‘all’ the teaching you find later in the Word will also fit together-easily and simply.   This is important-let’s remember this Biblical principle 🙂 .

    Foundational End Time Events

    In Daniel 9:24-27, the angel Gabriel  tells Daniel there will be 70 ‘weeks’ (each day representing a Hebrew lunar 360 day year  (compare Dan. 9:27, Rev. 11:2-3) until the temple wall is restored and the righteous messiah comes back.   Gabriel divides these 70 weeks or  490 years into categories, 69 of them being fulfilled with Christ first coming-see chart below.   1 week (or 7 years) however have not been accounted for…what many term the 7 year tribulation-but accurately should be called the 70th week of Daniel-lasting 7 years (the tribulation period and wrath of God are both separate parts of the 70th week of Daniel) See link.

    In this last 7 years numerous events take place.     Remember, Jesus says…we are not in the last ‘week’ until ‘YOU SEE ALL THESE THINGS’  Matt. 24:33.  These events will include -the signing of a 7 year multi nation agreement (peace treaty) with Israel that will start it’s countdown!!   This agreement will  bring in the last 7 years of mans secular reign on earth. Dan. 9:27, Rev. 11: 2 -a ten nation confederacy that will fight to take world control  Dan. 2:41-44, Dan. 7:24, Rev. 12, Rev. 13, Rev. 17.   -a new temple is Jerusalem will have to be built, in order for the anti-christ to defile it  Dan. 9:27, 11:31, 12.9, Matt. 24:15, Rev. 13:5-6.  -there will be cataclysmic events  world wars.   Revelation 6:4 (second seal in the 70th week of Dan. ) Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.  After the second seal, peace will not be restored to the world until the return of Christ -the masses will be chipped or marked in order to buy and sell.  Rev. 13:16-17, Rev. 14:9. -their will be great persecution of the saints of God –5th seal.  It will be the worst in the history of mankind.  Revelation 6:9   When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. Matt. 24:15-21.   vs. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. -there will be a great deception-probably sci-fi technology by demonic beings.   2 Thess. 2:8-12.  -there will be great famines, earthquakes in which the world has never seen.   Matthew 24:7-10  Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8  All these are the beginning of birth pains. 9  “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.  10  At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, All of these events and countess others  will happen in the last 7 years, and none of them are in existence today-on the scale as mentioned in the above scriptures.   Yes, storms and earthquakes have increased, but remember…Jesus and  says when you see ‘all’ theses things must happen together-in unison  with one another.   When we become aware of the 7 year ‘peace treaty’ Israel commits to  in Dan. 9:27, …and when the world is hit with the second seal, there will be no question to the  church that is awake will know that we are in the last 7 years.  Rev. 6:3-4  Peace will not return to the earth until Christ returns-paraphrased.   For more details see chart at bottom of article.   Revelation 12 Continued.   The scriptures most are using for the final destruction on 9-23-2017 are from Revelation 12-which is literally in the 70th week of Daniel, the last 7 years.   This chapter is describing the persecution is Israel-after the anti-christ has gained a firm control of the world and has defiled the new temple-half way into this 7 year period Dan. 9:27, 11:31, 12.9, Matt. 24:15, Rev. 13:5-6..   At this point, this man of perdition attempts to destroy Israel-in which the Lord supernaturally rescues…and then he goes after the church…Israel’s or Jesus offspring-see below.   Not being able to recognize  that this chapter is in the final 7 years is literally ‘throwing out’ almost all  basic rules of Biblical interpretation. Revelation 12:1-17   1  A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. (Israel and her  12 tribes Gen. 49) 2  She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. (To Jesus-Is. 7:14, Matt. 1:23)  3  Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. (The signs given in Revelation about the 10 nation confederacy with 7 heads or  kingdoms-thus literally giving us the time frame for this chapter-the last 7 years before the reign of Christ. Dan. 2:41-44Dan. 7:24Rev. 12Rev. 13Rev. 17 ) 4  Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.  (possible casting down of satan as described in Rev. 8:12, vs. 9 below, Lk. 10:18)  The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. (satan trying to kill Jesus at birth-Matt. 2:13-18.) 5  She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. (Israel, Mary-virgin birth-Jesus-Son of God-raised from the dead-ascended to heaven.   Is. 7:14, Acts 1:9-12)  6  The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for ‘1,260 days.’ (Sign Post!- confirming Rev. 12 is in the 70th week of Daniel-and thus we are not in the last days…and the world cannot end or be close to ending next week.    The 1,260 days are 3.5 Hebrew years (lunar 30 day months)-or half way into the 70th week of Daniel.   Israel will hide-probably in Petra-to be protected by God for the last half of the tribulation or 1260 days-when the antichrist has firm control over the majority of the world. Rev. 7:1-8, Rev. 9:4, Rev. 14:1).  7  Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. (The church finally waking up…fighting with His holy angles see vs. 9 )-again, in the middle of the 70th week…breaking apart satans kingdom and advancing the Kingdom of God.   See Kingdom of God  link vs. 10,   Matthew 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. ) 8  But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9  The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. (Satans kingdom being brought down by a unity of an army of believers and angels working together.   Jesus has been ‘waiting’ for this to happen Matt. 11:12, Matt. 18:18-20, Heb. 10:13).  Satan is currently the god of this age and prince of the air, -and has not yet been cast down.  Eph. 2:2, 2 Cor. 4:4.   This cannot be anything but a future event in the 70th week of Daniel.  10  Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. (Praise God!-Incredibly important verse!   Hundreds of verses on the kingdom of God-and now we understand.   Believers-angels work together to divide satans kingdom-which sets the stage to have the Lords kingdom come  to earth see vs. 9.   Kinda simple if we don’t think about it too much  lol.   Mk. 3: 23-27, Matt. 11:12 KJV!!,  See first 4 ArticlesKingdom of God) 11  They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (The believers fighting the powers of darkness-even unto death.) 12  Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.” Satan cast down to earth-but now there is no blocking of the churches glory and power from  heaven…Praise God! Acts 2:14-21, Matt. 7:22-23-even the lost will have power to do miracles in Christ name.) 13  When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.  (Israel-middle of the 70th week…vs. 6, 14.) 14  The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. (Same time frame 1260 days, 42 months, 3.5 years (Hebrew lunar 30 day months)-or times, times, and half of times vs. 6,14,  Dan. 7:25, 12:7, Rev. 11:2-3, 13:5) 15  Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. (Satan trying to strike the Jewish nation of Israel) 16  But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. (The Lords divine intervention) s17  Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.   (The persecution of those Israels children-gentile believers.   We do however have a protection from the Lord Rev. 3:10 ).  

    CONCLUSION

    These verses clearly teach us…Revelation 12 is in the last 7 years of mans rule on earth-before Christ comes back…or the 70th week of Daniel.  The world cannot begin to end or be close to ending because there are no signs we are in the 70th week of Daniel-or the last 7 years of mans secular rule on earth-see end time events above.   Always remember-the church will see ‘all’ these signs in unison before we can claim we are in the final days Matt. 24:33. Instead of trusting in the Word, many have been fooled and accept teaching about ‘stars’, charts of the sky that cannot be verified, things we cannot truly understand, because their teachings are in confusion and in total error.      We should never trust in the ‘wanna be’ experts when the Word of God teaches differently. It is worth repeating, the Lord is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor. 14:33.  The Lord is saying…My truth is on the table, just reach out and grab it.   It’s not complicated.   The church will be here until the end of the age, when the Lord comes back and judges the sinners-at the day of the Lord-which begins with the rapture of the saints.   The church will not be here to experience Gods wrath from heaven-the trumpet and bowl judgments.   The truth is really this simple See pic a bottom,  Link 1, Link 2 Revelation 12 is right in the midst of the 70th week of Daniel-or the popular term…the Tribulation-and there are ‘NO’!  signs confirming  that we have entered into the last week (literally the last 7 years) of this great event.

    When Can We Know We are in the 70th Week of Daniel 

    When Israel signs a 7 year agreement (peace treaty) Dan. 9:27,  accompanied with all these signs-above- Matt. 24:33  than we will know.   I personally believe the 2nd seal will leave any sincere believer with no doubt that we are literally in the end times- peace will be taken from the earth (until He returns) Rev. 6:3-4.  This September 23, as with any date-could start to progress to serious events that would put us on the path to these Biblical trials or world events.   As mentioned before, many of us believed we were headed that way in September 2015.   The Lord however has given us a moment-a blessing.   Now is the time to focus on having the Holy Spirit renewing our hearts and reviving the World, and not!! on destruction that has not found from the Word of God. Down the road, the Lords saints  will indeed have to warn America and the world, now however is the time to rejoice that the Lord has given us ‘a moment’ –to bring the Holy Spirits life back to our families, our loved ones and our country. God bless you as you seek His heart 🙂 .

    Wanted to add an great chart by another brother on the 70th week of Daniel.

    Note:  The Day of the Lords return will be at the end of the seals-at the arrow with the yellow star (approximate return time or window).   His return will start with the rapture of the church and begin His wrath (the trumpet and bowl judgments from heaven).  We will not know the day and hour, but we will know the season Matt. 24: 32-36.  See link

  • Final Update 9/16/17-Jesus Quiets the Storm, Joining the Fight to Quiet Hurricane Irma

     

      Note:  Please see update on bottom 9-9-17-and final update 9/16/17. As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida and the east coast, wanted to get a quick post out  to pray against this storm. As usual, it is worth the extra few minutes to lay a Biblical foundation to stand united in prayer.

    The Original Plan For Mankind 

    The original plan from the Lord was to have man  govern the world under His supervision-while  the Lord  ruled the heavens.

    Psalm 115:16 The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.

    Genesis 1:26  Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

    The Lord is not a micro manager-it gives Him joy to have man be in unison with the Father-managing the world for the Glory of God.

    John 13:31-32    Jesus said, “The Son of Man is now glorified, and because of him God is glorified.  32  If God is glorified because of the Son of Man, God will glorify the Son of Man because of himself, and he will glorify the Son of Man at once.”

    As most of you know, when Adam and Eve sinned, man lost His fellowship with God and it had to be restored by a coming savior.   Divine restoration from sin has to be done by Jehovah God-and not by man.  See Understanding God.    The Lord replaced their fig leaves with animal skin, representing a coming savior who would shed His blood for us-Jesus who knew no sin would take our sins for us.   Please see Restoring Our Relationship with God.

    Genesis 3:21   The LORD God made clothes from animal skins for the man and his wife and dressed them.

     2 Corinthians 5:21   God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    When the Lord Jesus became man, He was our divine ambassador before the Father-representing a sinless man before God.   Heb. 1-2.   Jesus re-established the believers authority and through Christ, we again have rule or dominion of this world.

    Ephesians 1:19-23  You will also know the unlimited greatness of his power as it works with might and strength for us, the believers. 20  He worked with that same power in Christ when he brought him back to life and gave him the highest position in heaven. 21  He is far above all rulers, authorities, powers, lords, and all other names that can be named, not only in this present world but also in the world to come. 22  God has put everything under the control of Christ. He has made Christ the head of everything for the good of the church. 23  The church is Christ’s body and completes him as he fills everything in every way.

    Here the scripture is saying that Jesus is now the supreme head overall the powers of this world, now and forevermore.   Verse 19  teaches the authority also is for us, the believers -co heirs with Christ Rm. 8:17.  Amazingly, we are given a position with Christ.

    Luke 10:19   I have given you the authority to trample snakes and scorpions and to destroy the enemy’s power. 

    Ephesians 1:3  Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer.

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

    The restoration of authority and power brings back our right to have control over the powers of darkness in this world. What we need to understand however, this authority is a declaration and not an automatic possession of power over satan-who  is still the god of this world and the air.   Please see 1st 4 articles Kingdom of God.

    2 Corinthians 4:4   In whom 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.  Eph. 2:2. 

    In other words, the Lord is still waiting for the church to awake from it’s sleep and finish her work- to restore the Kingdom of God back to earth Heb. 10:13. 

     Matthew 11:12  And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.  Rev. 12: 7-11. 

    One of the easiest ways to understand how His heavenly system works on earth-is to compare this to the Lords declaration-covenant for Israel.   The Lord gave the lands from the region of Canaan and the surrounding area to Abraham and Israel Gen. 15:18-21. Once the Lord spoke this, Israel received the ‘title or deed’ but still had to fight to receive their inheritance.   They fought their enemies with weapons made by man. Once the Lord restored the believers  authority over the devil at His Resurrection-we receive the right (title and deed) to take back the earth for the Lord.  Like Israel, we have to fight for our Kingdom to be manifested on earth, as mentioned above in Matt. 11:12.  They fought their battles with weapons made by man, we fight our battle with the Lords weapon, speaking the Lords authority over the works of the devil.

    2 Corinthians 10:4-5  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; 5  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;  Prov. 18:21. 

    Speaking in the authority of Christ, we rebuke and cast down strongholds created by evil and the devil.   The link for the kingdom of God gives more detailed verses for on how to accomplish our fight for  Kingdom of God.

    Applying the Kingdom of God Message to Hurricane Irma

    The Lord Rebukes the Wind on the Sea-First Then He Commands the Laws of NatureSecond

    Mark 4:35-41  That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36  Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37  A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39  He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41  They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

    Remember , ‘All’ Authority Has been given to Jesus

    Matthew 28:18-20  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.   Eph. 1:19-23

    Notice, He rebuked the wind.    When someone gives a rebuke-corrects, he does this to ‘someone’.   People would think we have ‘lost it’ if we corrected or rebuked a wall-door or wind.   In other words-there was a ‘personality’ behind the storm-someone with power trying to destroy  the plan of God.

    Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    Satan has power.   It is illegitimate and is subject to the believers authority in Christ (above verses)-and to angels authority in Christ Jude 1:9.   He and his army will one day be utterly destroyed-and when the church rises from it’s sleep we will join with the Lords angels to bring His kingdom down-as described in Rev. 12:7-11.  Again see first 4 articles in Kingdom of God . Satan currently is a fugitive on the loose and is able to demonstrate his power in numerous ways, including perverting  the laws of nature.

    Revelation 13:13   And it (satan and the beast-antichrist)  performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 

    Revelation 13:14   And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 

    2 Thessalonians 2:9   The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. he will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie.  Ex. 7:11-12

    Satan wants to destroy what the Lord has established.   The Lord came to give life, satan wants to destroy life

    John 10:10   The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

    As the above scriptures teach, satan can distort the laws of nature and can at times cause physical sickness in our body Job 2:4-7, Matt. 12:22-28, Lk. 8:2, Lk. 13:16, 2 Cor. 12:7, Matt. 10:1.   

    Luke 13:16   Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

    This is why Jesus-rebuked the storm.   As with physical healing, the Lord will give discernment if there is any demonic influence (at times there may not be).   If so however, we rebuke the devil, cast it out of the body ‘first’, and then speak restoration to the  natural laws of health to the body ‘second’ (in most instances-the Lord can direct us at times differently).      Jesus rebuked the devil in the storm first, and then spoke to the natural laws of nature secondbe still.  Mark 4:39. 

    The Lord Does Not Delight in Disaster

    Ezekiel 33:11  Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’

    For those who think the Lord delights in disaster-I have a question for you.    Would the Lord desire a  hurricane with winds over  100 mph winds ripping through the Garden of Eden.   Of course not.   As Jesus rebuked the wind on the Sea of Galilee, He would rebuke the wind in Hurricane Irma.   Yes, the Lord will judge the world when they turn completely against Him, through His wrath in the bowl and trumpet judgments (when His church is taken at the rapture).   At times the Lord also uses calamities to bring His people back to His love-but let’s not give this hurricane an excuse to ravage our land because we wrongly think the Lord delights in something from the devil.   See Day of the Lord Rapture, Rev. 3:10 Do we have an absolute guarantee that we can turn hurricane Irma? I believe if His Spirit reveals this to us, we can have a heavenly confidence that this will indeed take place.   We have to realize however, we are in a real battle.   Until the Lord returns, we will struggle with the powers of evil 2 Cor. 12:7, James 1:2-4.  We have a choice, fight the good fight ‘of faith’  1 Tim. 6:12, or have assured  failure and do nothing-and never see the power of God move in our lives. 

    John 14:14  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

    We are to rebuke the storm and then command the laws of nature to be still.

    Taking Our Authority in Christ

    The first step is to become a child of God-by faith in Christ.   If you have taken the time to read this article-and do not know the Lord-now is the time to get real with Christ and secure you eternal destiny-Praise God!   See How to know the One True God. As a believer it is mind boggling to know we have been given the same blessings and authority in Christ Eph. 1:3, 2:6.  Use our authority in Christ to  -First  Rebuke the spirit in the storm, and command it in the name of Jesus to leave the chaos and stop it’s destructive path.    -Second  To command in Jesus name that the wind be still and return to the calm laws of nature.  Have Christians Unite and Pray-Fast When I was praying about hurricane Irma, the Lord showed me He has been listening to those already praying.   He was gently correcting me…Bill-I have been listening-but where have you been.   Yes, we need to have already been united in prayer for this-when the threat first came out. Evangelist John Ramirez has it sooo right when he explains how Christians should form a  circle for a city, state and country and claim protection over our land.   See link.   The Lord was wanting His children to command His angels to guard over our coastline-for me this would be Florida-or our east coast-however we feel led.   The most effective method is just like a real army-each district and state take part in a war with the hurricane-attacking in on all fronts.   United, having angels stand guard over our territory-rebuking the devil in the storm-and commanding the winds to die down.   Again, like Jesus, we rebuked the storm and commanded the laws of nature to act according to laws of God, not laws of disaster.

    Mark 11:23  “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.

    Right now, call and have all the Christians you know become active-I like to (as well as others like Evangelist Ramirez)  pray for a circle of protection over our homes-states and country-where the devil and the storms cannot enter.

    Matt. 18-20   For where two or three gather in my name, there am I in the mist (middle of their prayers).” 

    The more Christians and angels we unite-the greater the outcome.   Call right now-set up prayer chains and give the the above scriptural principles to fight for the well being of your love ones and your land.

    Remember

    -activate all your Christian bretheren -activate the angels-they are waiting and willing-on standby for us

    Hebrews 1:14   Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

    rebuke the devil in the storm -speak to the natural laws and command Peace be still! Let’s accomplish what Jesus desires for us-to be one and complete the works of God

    John 17:21   that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

    John 14:12  Truly,  truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

    God bless you as we follow and pursue His truth

    Wanted to post an update 9-9-17

    Hey guys, the Lord woke me up a few minutes ago to share this again. What He wanted me to emphasize is we are TO FIGHT IRMA! Can’t say this any simpler. Those who know we have authority in Christ, have we stood around our property and spoke-in faith-

     Ps. 91 ‘no disaster will come near your tent-dwelling vs. 10.

    Matthew 18:18-20 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst (middle) of them.

    This verse is saying….whenever we do ‘our work’ on earth….the Lord will follow through with ‘His ‘Work’ in heaven. We have to do ‘our work’ beloved! Jesus will be ‘in the mist-middle. We are to go to our properties-form a circle of protection around the land (Jesus will be in the middle vs. 20)-include others in this circle-our city and state-as the scripture in the above article states….rebuke! the storm and command the laws of nature to be still. While the storm tries to pass over-bunker down in prayer! continually protection over your love ones and our land…fight! Just have to be soooo honest, watching TV to be entertained while there is literally a real war going on outside in not fighting. We have to fight for our loved ones. For those of you who know of your authority in Christ-don’t be surprised or stopped by those in church who don’t -who are not fighting in the spirit….take the lead and fight through this storm-be the example. God bless you, love you and fight-pray! for this state (others states as it passes) your loved ones and our land… Praise God always 

    Psalm 34:1  I will thank the LORD at all times. My mouth will always praise Him.

    Final Update 9/16/17

    Just wanted to finish the final update on Hurricane Irma.    About a week ago, meteorologist were predicting Irma to be the most intense hurricane in the history of the Atlantic ocean…with a direct hit on the Florida coast.   Living in the middle of Florida…in something far short of a fortified fortress-let’s just say-like many others on the east coast, we were concerned. This deadly storm-if it followed natural laws would have devastated families, communities and entire states.   How could families help each other…if they had their homes demolished also? The prayers of the saints greatly hindered the forces of darkness.   Yes, we are in a battle, and those who suffered loss we need to support in all areas-prayer, labor and finances-but the devastation that was intended by the devil the Lord spared us the brunt of disaster that was headed our way. What the Lord wanted me to write in the closing of this chapter is to remember critical spiritual lessons that have to be applied to our lives-to our future and the future of our children-and the Lords inheritance.

    Unity of the Believers in the Lord 

    We are to unify as one kingdom, unite with the angels and bring down the Kingdom of God Rev. 12:7-11.  As explained in the scriptures and references above, we form a spiritual unity and fight the devil.   Pastors Ramirez  interview is worth reviewing again Link.   Our goal is spelled out by Jesus, divide and break apart satans kingdom and unify the Lords true believers-one church united by His Spirit.

    Matthew 12:25-26   And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26  And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

    Matthew 11:12  From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.

    Matthew 5:14   “You are light for the world. A city (singular) cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill.

    Always Remember how the Lord Covered Us with His Blessing

    1 Chronicles 16:34   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

    Hebrews 12:28-29  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29  for our “God is a consuming fire.”

    We experienced the breaking apart of this massive storm.   It could have devastated our families, homes and business-but through  the Lords grace and prayer we were protected from what the devil intended.  We should ask the Lord to help us always remember how His hand covered us, being thankful the He saved the state from a pending disaster.

    Psalm 91:4  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

    His Spiritual Methods Work

    From this day forward, we need to realize that His spiritual guidelines work and apply them with greater skill in the future.   Like any army, we grow in the Spirit and increase in knowledge and power in the Lord…until satan is defeated and cast down-above links.   One holy church, united in the power of the living God. Note:  The Lord is wanting to convey to the church that He is not the author of confusion…the devil is.

    1 Corinthians 14:33   For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

    He is showing that His answers to important questions-including current events are ‘on the table’ , all we have to do is open our eyes and reach out and take them, receive His truth.   Sooo much of the church is trying to impress others, have the ‘best sermon’ ‘latest revelation’ ‘coolest church’.   All we really have to do is humble ourselves and follow the truth given to us.    His truth is ‘on the table’ and has sent it to us…let’s recognize the pastors, prophets and teachers who are broken in the spirit-seeking after the true Word from God.

    1 Peter 5:5   Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    Psalm 25:14   The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

    Amos 3:7   Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

    Remember, the Lord has not made His directions complicated….Please see Our Road God Part 1, Part 2.  With this victory, satan has had a set back, his camp has been weakened.   Any general knows ‘we move forward’ because the enemy is in retreat.   The church is to move forward now in diligent prayer and unity.   ‘The answers are on the table’, all we have to do is reach out and take them.   Please see the following link to all the talk about 9-23-2017 (up in a few hours)  and the Biblical response to His final great call. Thank you for taking the time and work to read through His scriptures. May the Lord bless you as you genuinely  seek the Face of God 🙂    
  • The Son can do nothing, Only What He sees from the Father

      Powerful statement.  Let’s look at the complete verse.

    Truly, Truly I say unto you.   The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing.   For whatever the Father does, the Son does in the same way.   Jn. 5:19.

     Jesus is saying-what He does on earth will not have any value (accomplish nothinggreek oudeis-strong negative) unless He sees first-the works from the Father-becomes obedient to them as He carries them out. Ok beloved, I have a question for you. Do you see any way possible we can deny the direct implications of this verse? This scripture is setting the bar for our Christian walk.   We as a church have totally underestimated our potential in Christ-through the Holy Spirit-starting with me.   Let’s take a journey into the heavenly throne room…what we should be seeing.

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

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

    We are sitting with Christ (present tense) –reigning with Him.   If we are sitting beside Him-and have ‘all’ the spiritual blessings, than we should be discovering similar works from heaven that Christ saw on earth.   These are the  ‘greater things’  mentioned in the next verse.

    John 14:12   Truly, truly  I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

    Still don’t think we were not meant to do the works of Christ 🙂

     Ephesians 2:10   For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath prepared in advance so that we should walk in them.

     2 Timothy 1:9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity  Ps. 119:3

    Just like our Lord, each and every Christian has divine works from heaven that were prepared in advance-by an everlasting God.  Thus, Gods divine nature preordained our works in eternity past.  If we are spiritually unable  to see the Fathers heavenly works, how ‘on earth’ are we going be able to accomplish them?!  Pun intended lol. See Understanding God, Predestination or Free Will Right after we are told we are reigning with Christ-beside Him (Eph. 2:6)  Paul  responds with a logical and natural conclusion for His church…Eph. 2:10  that our divine works were prepared in eternity past, we are to see them (like  Christ) so that ‘we could walk in them’!  In other words, Jn. 5:19  was not meant only for Jesus, but for us-the body of Christ. The problem is not having a dry vault of divine works, but being so distant to the voice of the Lord we can’t imagine seeing His plans-like Jesus- displayed for us.   Wow, Lord-You really want us to See Like You?!   Yes, He says…I can’t make this any clearer… Jn. 14:12, You will do the works I have been doing!  and even Greater things  shall you do because now I have re-established My Kingdom of Earth-so thus My body of believers can now walk in their kingdom as well.  I now go to the Father-this matter is settled  Matt. 6:10, Matt. 11:12, Rm. 6:8-11. 

    1 Corinthians 2:-16   For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.  

    The Lord could not put the importance of needing to be spiritually ‘in tune’ with God and our divine destiny in more –black and white-terms.  Without this divine display, the Lord and His church accomplish nothing, nada, nichts-ouch! We simply cannot deny this reality if we are to be true the Word-and His purpose for the church.   The Lord is not pleased with our actions done for personal merit and approval by those in this world.   Jesus became ‘lit’ at the  religious leaders in His day

    Matthew 23:27   Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

    Our works done in the flesh will simply be burnt up-never to be recognized by God or man

    1 Corinthians 3:11-15   For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;13  Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14  If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15  If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

    Here the Lord explaining to believers (he shall be saved-vs. 15)  there will be a cleansing to distinguish if our works were done ‘in Christ’-gold, silver precious stones and those done with wrong motives ‘in the flesh’-wood, hay or stubble vs. 12.   Through this cleansing  done at the Bema Seat of Christ-2 Cor. 5:10,  Christians will be completely purified and only our divine works will be able to withstand this glorious refinement.   How important it is to strive to see our heavenly works ordained by the Father-so they will survive the eternal test of Gods glory (be saved by the fire vs. 15). It is important to note that these verses are not teaching will have 24/7 revelation every moment in our lives.    Jesus, John the Baptist had questions-and needed answers from the Father Lk. 6:12, Mk. 5:9, Matt. 11:3.   Paul, arguably the most disciplined Christian in the Word-questioned the Lord about his hardships 2 Cor. 12:7-10.   The church does have some fruit of the Spirit and direction.   What these scriptures  are explaining to us however  is  the Lord is expecting us to diligently seek His divine direction  -so we can naturally  complete our heavenly works prepared in advance by our Father-above verses.

    The Lords Purpose

    The true purpose of the Lord is directly revealed through the kingdom gospel Matthew 24:14   And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.   Pleas see the first 4 articles Kingdom of God. The means however to accomplish His purpose comes through His power

    1 Corinthians 4:20   For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

    The glory to glory connection that Moses had brings the Lords heavenly purpose (which includes our preordained works) to earth.   The church is being called to manifest this glory to glory connection in a much greater way.

    2 Corinthians 3:7 & 18  Yet, it came with such glory that the people of Israel couldn’t look at Moses’ face. His face was shining with glory, even though that glory was fading.         18  All of us, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image (ever increasing glory of God) from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

     There are sooo many reverences in the Word about this ever increasing glory that is coming on His unified church.   The Mustard Seed church that will touch the heavens Mk. 4:30-32,  the City (singular) on the mountain Matt. 5:14, the radiant church that He is coming back for Eph. 5:27, the church that will be ‘one’ receiving the fullness of Christ Eph. 4:11-13 and the church that will be one as the heaven Father and the Son are one…incredible Jn. 17:21-23.

    The method to accomplish this Jesus calls  ‘the works I see from My Father-and Paul calls this the preordained works the Father has for us-so that we should walk in them Jn. 5:19,   Eph. 2:10.  Sometimes- taking a few scriptures-believing them as we apply them to our lives has so much more value than studying our lives away 🙂 Ecc. 12:12. Tragically, the church has been in denial for around 1700 years about our glorious potential in Christ.   Constantine brought a end to the direct Christian persecution from Rome, but birthed a spiritless state run church.   We have never fully recovered.    Satan has  tried to deceive the  church into believing  that  we were never meant to have the heavenly works of the early church manifested for today.   Many churches actually believe that the above scriptures are not for us-Gods glory and presence will not overflow in His final great call.   While we are never to pursue miracles and power over the Person of God…as we truly ‘abide’ in the Lord-His almighty presence will indeed bring the works and miracles from above.

    John 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  Matt. 6:33, Matt. 19:26

     

    Why We have Not Yet Received Our Heavenly Works

    It needs to be mentioned this is not a session to cast blame.  We all have fallen short of the perfect walk the Lord had with His Father 2 Cor. 5:21, 1 Jn. 1:8-9.   I have to be honest though, at times I have sensing  an anger from the Lord.  This is not in the area of rejection, but correction-like a Parent that is continually frustrated at His child.

    1 Peter 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    The American church is sooo drawn to ‘everthing’ but what in important to Him…what causes us to be connected in glory to Him. We have to become truthful-where we are ‘In Him’.   Where are the men bound together through prayer in our churches?   The most anointed services are shunned, where praise and worship-woven together with prayer that is spontaneously continued  until ‘the Lord’ ends the service.   Where are the retired individuals who could come together and seek the face of the Lord throughout the night-in our congregations. What He wants me to write I am sooo falling short of, it’s difficult to express His intensity.   He wanted to write and convey to the church needs to be in total despair-grasping for solutions-true eternal solutions from a Holy God.  King Josiah was a righteous king but realized the sin of his nation-and cried out to the Lord in desperation..

    2 Kings 22:11-13   And it came to pass, when the king (Josiah) had heard the words of the book of the law (the Old Testament), that he tore his clothes…for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.

    His intent is not for the church remain in despair-but to throw off their earthly attachments and -piece by piece-bring His  solutions into our lives so we can begin to partake in His divine nature.

    John 15:5   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.

     

    Abiding in the Truth

    Honesty gives us the ability to  attachment to the Truth-the God of heaven.   From the moment we have faith to believe at salvation, honesty connects us to Truth-the very nature of God.   Denial, lies, not fearing God for ‘His Truth’ over  ‘Our System of Beliefs’  will turn our eyes from the Light of His truth.   We have to walk in truth before we can come into the light and clearly see the things of God. 

    John 3:21  But people who walk in the truth come to the light so that the things they do for God may be clearly seen.

    The greatest way to walk in His truth is to genuinely follow His greatest commandment.

     Matthew 22:37-38   Jesus answered him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38  This is the greatest and most important commandment. 

    This is the most detailed verse in the Word that examines our entire ‘system’.   In His will we purify our heart, mind, soul, body, intentions, bad theology-religious traditions,  hidden secrets and inappropriate emotional reactions-do we need to continue? Honestly takes our broken and misplaced pieces of our lives and replaces  them with His heavenly Character- a heart that becomes healed as we experience His infinite love.    When the church does this in unity-the glorious manifestation of our heavenly works from the Father will not only be seen in the Spirit…but we will also have His divine power to carry them out.   For more scripture  on how this process works, please see Our Road with God P1, P2, Fellowship or Friendship.  

    The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    This provision Has been established by God.

    Acts 1:4-5  Once, while he was meeting with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait there for what the Father had promised. Jesus said to them, “I’ve told you what the Father promises: 5  John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

    His Word and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit are the greatest provisions given to a believer after they become saints of God.    As a Christian, I spoke against the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for 12 years.   I was wrong.   The Lord showed me a corner of my heart that had pride-unwilling to listen to the ‘uneducated Pentecostals’.    They were much wiser than I.    After the Lord showed me how wrong I was, I asked Him help me  to never  error in such a way again. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit gives us the needed power to connect to the Lord as we have seen with the early church.  This holy provision aids in every aspect of our Christian walk.   We receive greater help when studying the Bible, our prayer becomes more intense link, we receive spiritual gifts 1 Cor. 12-14, the power of the Lord increases-so the church will have more success over addictions and earthly afflictions Lk. 29:49 .   After working with individuals with drug addictions, I would never attempt to pray ‘on my own’ as I used to.   His spiritual gifts are designed to bring  more of the presence of the Holy Spirit-which automatically brings more success over the strongholds of the devil and the afflictions from our fallen world.

    Acts 2:4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

    Acts 2:17-18    ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, 

    Pastors, please see the below link on Baptism of the Holy Spirit.   We will not be able to join in the great spiritual awakening in full capacity without the Lords holy provision to the church.   If you are guilty of withholding this needed Divine Power from the Fathers children-as I foolishly spoke against His Spiritual blessing-than the Lords wonderful move of His Spirit will be withheld from them. As pastors, you are their caregiver, their ‘doctor’ before the Lord.   Christians who are called to help others in the Lord ‘have to’ provide His flock the best chance of recovery-the best medicine.   The Word of God and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit are His  divine medicine from heaven.   It is time to  seek His truth and be united in this final holy move of God.   See Baptism of the Holy Spirit. 

    Pentecostal Church

    Paul ‘sandwiched’ the greatest chapter  of love in the Bible between two teachings about the  Pentecostal gifts.   Sadly,  Paul was correcting our Pentecostal brethren.

    1 Corinthians 13:1-7   If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. …4  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud… 6  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    The corrections Paul gave to the  Corinthians are the same errors we see today.   The boasting, self righteous behavior, emphasis on power and not on serving the Creator of our power-is what kept me-and countless of others ‘out’ of the full gospel church. The Lord is going to change the Pentecostal church.    There will be a Holy Spirit shifting that will take us away from the artificial  spirit of emotionalism-and through true devotion to the Lord-His Spirit will abide powerfully among us  Acts 2:17-18, Rev. 12: 7-11. We will have leadership with hearts broken before God…shepherds seeking the well being of their flock and not their pocketbook.   We will unite-humbly seek God and He will reward His children with the most  glorious church the world has ever experienced.   Praise God.      See  Remnant,  Donations, Please Gold Only

    The Time is Now 

    As with any area of life, we cannot fix the problem until we realize we are truly broken-that we are not working correctly.   The church is coming to a place where many desire the fresh taste of His glory and they will finalize their quest for the kingdom of God-manifested on earth.  Matt. 6:10, 33.   See above link

    Sincerity in the spirit will blossom into a honest and holy relationship with the Lord.   We will receive His truth with correction and will continually be purified before Him.

    Psalm 18:26   to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.

    We will  truly begin to see-like Jesus-our works in heaven.   When Jesus saw Lazarus  raise from the dead ‘before it’  happened, He naturally had enough faith to ‘make it’  happen Jn. 11:11, 43.  Faith always needs to be exercised, but it explodes by -Sanctification (replacing our sin and junk as we abide in Him).   Faith increases when we enter the Lords light-it  expels darkness and doubt  Mk. 11:22-24, Heb. 11, Jn. 3:21. -Seeing our preordained works.   We see what the Lord has planned so we naturally have faith to perform His work when the correct time arrives.  Jn. 5:19, Eph. 2:10, Acts 23:11.  Those who have not walked away from the truth are going to be the ones realizing the Lord is moving ‘NOW”!   The Great call has gone out-the battle is on. President Trump is the foot in the door, the church through the Holy Spirit blows the winds of revival wide open.   This revival in not a flash pan church event, but a world move of God-His final great call. The opportunity is now for us to realize what we have in Christ and then do the work to complete the heavenly  transformation 2 Cor. 3:18.   Those who are like minded will unite-with incedible power  Phil. 2:2.  His glory will be soo beautiful.-life changing. Praise God. Final Thought:  In a few hours our country will be experiencing a total eclipse of the sun and moon.   The church has been ‘all over the place’-a perfect example of theological discord.   The Holy Spirit is not the author of confusion...and He teaches us ‘all truth’ and cannot be in error 1 Cor. 14:33 KJV, Jn. 14:26.   As mentioned in the above scriptures, the problem comes from so many not truly hearing from the Lord.   As we  become obedient to the Lord…we will in most cases actually see the Lords light come on our brothers and sisters when they speak the truth from heaven.   It will match the Word and we will have confirmation in our spirits-if we are truly abiding in the Lord.   See Day of the Lord Rapture, Rev. 3:10,  , End of the World? Listen with our Heart  God bless you as you pursue His truth.  
  • 9-11 Repeated in Tehran

    VIDEO

    Felt the Lord wanted this video to get out, connecting 9-11  and the deep state with other countries now doing the same.  9-11 Tehran link. Feel free to comment or send your questions. God bless, Bill
  • Keeping The Love In Like

    John 15:13   Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

    Like is one thing, love can be… at times something completely different.   Like is usually what we enjoy-love is something we do for others, as the above verse demonstrates-the ultimate sacrifice for others. This memorial day we are reminded of those who gave their lives for us… those who sacrificed to help keep us safe.   They endured dangers and hardships in our place.   We are grateful for their sacrifice.   Their difficulties are an example of what the Lord mentioned above, the giving nature of love. I don’t want to imply ‘liking’ something or giving encouragement to someone is wrong…if we ‘keep the love in like.   In other words,  the  motives as to why we like someone or something can mean everything. Liking something on Face Book can at times show how we desire to support their effort to help people laugh, reach out and care for others.   That is sooo cool! In church, this can be compared to sayingAmenin a service to a truth that has been spoken.   We can even take this concept further.  When Jesus says Truly, Truly I say unto you…the words in the original language are AMEN AMEN  I say unto you Jn. 5:24.   He is saying I really want this truth to penetrate your heart, it is sooo important.   I personally  believe AMEN  should be spoken spontaneously, a unity of purpose with the Holy Spirit inside of us.   We are not only agreeing with the teacher who spoke the word, but-by His grace-committing to this truth.   Amen is so much more than being in agreement, it means devoting our lives to this truth in the Word. So when we ‘like’ something on Facebook, or say Amen in church it can truly be supporting those who are reaching out to others.   This part is the love in like’. We can easily however start to like the likes in images (1).   Yes, pun on words I know.   You might be thinking  ‘Now Bill we are all human….who does not want a little encouragement and recognition every now and then.’   ‘If you were honest, you at times like the likes in like…or whatever!’ 🙂 That’s the problem, please read on.   I have to be honest with you.   I have liked the likes, and the Lord is wanting me to  see how this can cause a  problem in my walk with Him.  ‘ Yes, I am Guilty!’  Please, no stones larger than pebbles…lol. When He started to show me what happens when I do this…’take the love out of like’ it can really start to have my eyes drift away from Him.     When the Lord brought to my attention how many of His children were focused on ‘others likes’  not just on social media but in church…it really hit me.

    His Eternal Perspective

    If we look at who we are in Christ, this puts our lives in proper  perspective. The Word explains we are ‘children of God‘ when we come by faith into His kingdom  See A Child of God,  Understanding God  

    Galatians 3:26-27   For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.   For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

    We are seated with Him and share in His glorious love for us.

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

    According to 1 John 1, receiving the encouragement from the church is actually finishing  a bond that began in heaven… it completes His joy in us through each other.   That’s the love that flows out when sharing the Good News with others!   See Fellowship or Friendship 

    1 John 1:3-4  that ye also may have fellowship with us-(as)… our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ… that your joy may be complete.

    I believe the Lord wants us to share what is important in life.   It does not matter what  ‘format’ we do this, but what does matter is the sincerity of heart in which we do it.   Almost all of us have done something for others, taught a class, tried to help and it did not turn out the way ‘we’ desired.   Did  the Lord not say,  keep your eyes focused on doing My work and leave the results to Him.

    2 Timothy 4:6-8   For I am already being poured out as a drink offering (persecuted for sharing the gospel), and the time of my departure is at hand. 7  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8  Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day,

    How many churches have been destroyed because men focused on ‘turn-outs’ and not on Him.   Or, in  simple terms, they set a course on what they wanted and not on what the Lord desired.   They got their eyes off the Lord and His purpose-to their ‘likes’ or the  ‘likes‘ of others.   You see where this is going. At times it can be difficult, but the Lord is really trying to teach me to keep my eyes on the task He has given-and not on the response given back.    When He does give me a nudge to write or speak from His scripture, He wants me to be encouraged by His Word seeded to others and not on the size of the harvest returned 1 Cor. 3:6, Jn. 4:37.   Whether in church, social media or sharing the Gospel on the street corner,  He wants me to speak, ‘Thank you Lord for giving out Your truths…1000 thumbs up or down, thank You Lord!’ As our hearts and eyes are touched by heaven, His message becomes powerful-His unity unmistakable.   Sharing what is going on in our lives is wonderful, but the welfare of others becomes His true heavenly desire-priority-in us.   Having the Lord show me how far I have gotten from this at times…and the church…is simply His act of love for us.   He wants us to have His heavenly love in us and not be so focused on our earthly ‘likes‘.  We can’t rise  to His throne upon high- if we are attached to the ‘likes‘ of the world below. It’s worth mentioning again what the Lord teaches us in Matthew, if we put the Fathers  will from above first, His heavenly love  and our earthly likes will become one holy divine union.   Praise God!

    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Mat. 6:33

    May the Lord bless you as we share His words and thoughts 🙂 Note: Related Articles Our Walk With God Be Humble  See first 4 articles on Kingdom of God  
  • Hebrews 4:12 The Sword of Truth for Our Lives, Churches and Government

    Hebrews 4:12   For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

    This election period we have seen an all out assault against those protecting our freedoms-as well as a media attack that is covering up generations of government corruption. See Corruption.   Basically truth is  cast aside and deception is being dressed up like ‘the prom date’.   If you are like me, you want to scream in frustration-what can we do to bring truth back to center stage and expose the evil so  justice can burn bright again, our lighthouse for all America.

    Ephesians 5:11   And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

    If your eyes are open and you are seeing this spiritual battle, than Hebrews 4:12 is speaking directly to you 🙂    Let’s take a closer look at this verse and see how we can apply His action scripture to successfully fight  the battle over sin in our churches, our country and all areas of our lives.

    Examining Hebrews 4:12

    This Scripture in Context

    Since half of the keywords in this scripture are only used once-the  topic of this chapter (scriptures in context)  becomes of greater importance.   Starting in Hebrews 3 and continuing through chapter 4, we find the author exhorting believers to follow the Lord and stop the rebellion.   He gives numerous examples of the disobedience of Israel and their severe consequences given from the Lord.

    Hebrews Chapter 3

    Hebrews 3:7-19 7 the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, 8  do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion,     9  where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did. 11  So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’  12  See to it…that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 15 “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” 17  Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness? 19  So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief. This definitely is not the same line of reasoning the writer teaches in Hebrews 11, commending our forefathers for their great faith!

    Chapter 4 Continues with the Same Message

    Hebrews 4:1-11  1  since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. 5  And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.” 7  “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” 11  Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience. As we can see, this is not a chapter on love and forgiveness, but a stern warning for those committing ongoing sin.   The Word is full of multitasking-walking in love, forgiving our brother is vital to our Christian walk Matt. 22:37-40, Matt. 6:15, Ecc. 3:1-10.     This next verse however gives us a divine sword so we can attack those who are bent on destroying the plan of God.  This is our weapon against the devil and his workings that are trying to annihilate  our families, loved ones and our country.

    An Internal View of Hebrew 4:12

    -For the word of God is alive and powerful

    There is a living dynamic in Gods Word that is different than any other form a literature.   The eternal Godhead is completely represented in His Word.   The Father Spoke the Word Heb. 1:1-2, Jn. 12:49, Gen. 8:15, the Son manifested  the Word Jn. 1:1, 14-15, the Holy Spirit teaches and reveals the Word Jn. 14:26, Eph. 6:17.   His Word is completely alive-no additional life could be added to the Bible.   The Lord spoke creation into existence, thus His Word is more powerful than all things.   See Turning Your World Right Side Up  P 1, P 2, P 3  Note: Only for Truth Seekers 🙂 !  

    Genesis 1:3   And God said-spoke, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

    The quest for believers then is not to make the Bible more alive, but to make His Holy Word more transferable to these earthly vessels 2 Tim. 2:20-21.   In other Words, we are to be vessels of glory by abiding in the Word (Jesus) and having the glorious power of God manifest in our lives  Jn. 15:4, Mk. 11:23-24, Jn. 5:19. -sharper than any double edge sword Remember the context in this chapter-we are talking about  fighting evil and rebellion.

    Eph. 6:17   And take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    In this verse we receive another confirmation that the Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God.   We find however the direction of the fight in Ephesians 6 is different than in Hebrews

    Ephesians 6:12, 13    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground,

    In Eph. 6 we are attacking an external enemy, namely the powers of the fallen angles (above).   In Hebrews 4, we are ‘dividing’ someone ‘internally’ –which in my opinion, makes this a fascinating verse 🙂 . -it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, The Lord is telling believers to use His Word as a Divine-all powerful- Sword.    The double edged sword by the Romans was shorter than most-but easier to swing left and right…and most importantly-able to penetrate internally,  as mentioned above. The soul of a man is his personality, the mind, will, emotions and all of his (or her) personality traits.   Our soul interacts with the body and these two dimensions are what we operate with before we become born again-into the kingdom of God Gen. 2:7 KJV, Gen. 12:13 KJV, Gen. 19:20 KJV, Gen. 27:4 KJV, Gen. 42:21 KJV.  The spirit of a man becomes alive after we receive Jesus as our savior, thus bringing to life our ‘spiritual man’  that is able can hear from God  1 Cor. 2:9-10.    See chart below.

    Romans 8:14   For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

    Romans 8:9 But if God’s Spirit lives in you, you are under the control of your spiritual nature, not your corrupt nature. Whoever doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ doesn’t belong to him.

    1 Thessalonians 5:23  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

     What many of us believe the Lord is teaching in this verse 

    Make the power of My Word come alive in you Matt. 5:13-16, Gal. 2:20.   The Word is mighty and can do great things-especially against evil.   When My Word goes out in power the  Sword of My Word will penetrate  into the heart of man, between his soul and spirit Matt. 26:41.     This light will expose the activities of the soul (the things done by the will of man), and bring light to the things done  with My Holy Spirit-placed in the spiritual part of man Rm. 8:14.   If the soul of man is following the commands of God (his mind and will), both the soul and the spirit will be drawn toward the light-His truth Jn. 3:21, Jn. 14:6.   If man is following evil, the Lords light will reveal the disobedience in his soul.   For a Christian who needs repenting-his sins will be exposed.   For a non believer-their heart will be laid bare-and the Spirit will expose their need for salvation.

    1 Corinthians 14:25   The secrets in their hearts will become known, and in this way they will quickly bow with their faces touching the ground, worship God, and confess that God is truly among you.

    The rest of this verse and the next verse seem to verify this interpretation.  Vs. 12 the Word…judges the thoughts and attitude of the heart.   Hebrews 4:13   Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. -dividing the joints and marrow Ok, have to be honest, this part stumped me…longer that what I would like to admit 🙂 . It’s interesting to note however that joints is plural-not singular.   The greek root word for joint is harmos (fitted together) the term for chariot.  In other words, this verse is not looking at a particular ‘joint’ but joints collectively-the chariots…or movements of our lives. Marrow is the inner most place in our life, our core of who we are.  As most of you know, the bodies blood is produced in the marrow of our bones.   The middle of our bones, the center of our being brings forth ‘who we are’ the most essential substance in our lives. Using the same principle as the soul and spirit above, the Sword of the Spirit  will be proclaimed and divide our hearts-exposing the truth.   When Gods Word goes forth in power, it’s light will penetrate  our inner most ‘root’  intentions  (who we truly are) …and reveal the true purpose for our activities-the goals (or movements).  Simply, the Lord will put His heavenly light between our secret intentions (the core of who we are- the marrow) and our actions (what we do in public-our movements-joints).  In the Words glorious light the deceivers  will have no place to hide from their darkness or evil intentions John 3:19-21.   Praise God…watch out government leaders, false shepherds Ez. 34. This part is soo exciting.   The corruption in our government, the false motives in churches-all can be dealt with by using the Word of God-His Holy Sword.

    Exposing Government Corruption

    When the church unites in the kingdom of God, His glory and Word will radiate within her Eph. 5:27, Matt. 5:14-16.    See first 4 articles on Kingdom of God.   She will march out and use Gods Word to speak truth to cities and nations Mat. 24:14.   Corruption in the government will have to succumb to the power of Gods Word and His illumination will expose the nations darkness to those who have eyes that can see Eph. 5:14. For generations, satan-the illegitimate god of this world 2 Cor. 4:4 -has desired a world government that will force men to worship him  Rev. 13:4, 8.   See Root of Evil.   Christians are going to march into battle.   By the Lords verdict of conquering King His church body will finish the task to bring satan down-finalizing the purpose for the church Eph. 1:20-23, Rev. 12: 7-11, Matt. 11:12.  See Day of the Lord Rapture, Rev. 3:10. We are at the gate of the most epic battle for our government.   Today, the US is literally the battleground for all nations.   If we fall, so does the free world.   Trump and other liberty fighters see what is at stake.  They deceptive powers (many of whom are simply blindly following others) ‘have’ to take Trump down, along with  the restoration of truth and  justice.   If not, tribunal  courts will bring about the punishment they deserve-for they have tragically destroyed not only individual lives, but entire nations.  See Corruption. As the body of Christ unites in His glory-we can use the Sword of the Word Hebrews 4:12 and speak truth to the lies of the media, corrupt government officials and all the bureaucrats  in authority over us.  By the promise of the Word of God, their evil deeds will have to be exposed and brought to light.

    The Church

    The fight in this scripture is not intended to cast out those who have fallen and need help getting back into His fold.

    Matthew 18:15  “If a believer does something wrong, go, confront him when the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back that believer.

    This battle is to bring light to those who have become  blinded to their sin, or to  expose the false shepherds, teachers and apostate members who desire to bring down the work of the Lord. Pride, deception, impure motives have destroyed countless  churches.    The Father  desires true shepherds to lead His flock Jn. 21:15-17.    This verse gives us a powerful solution that deals directly with false motives and intentions.   Let’s summarize the Biblical principles mentioned above. -Get holy with Jesus…abide in Him, allow His Word to work  powerfully in you Eph. 1:19, Jn. 14:21.  -Start using the Word that applies to the sin in the church…Pride, sin, laziness, jealousy, social clicks.   Go online and use Biblical references to find the scripture to speak against the sin.   Pray and speak against the sin in the church…as we also speak the Word for Gods true purpose Prov. 19:21.   Quietly speak these verses as you walk around the church before (after) service.  Anointing oil is always a plus Jm. 5:14. -As the Spirit leads, softly whisper these scriptures in service. The intent is not to disrupt, but to pray for the Lords truth to shine, exposing sin and bringing His kingdom light to the body. -Always walk in love and if you feel a direct correction needs to be made,  be sure to be led by the Holy Spirits direction Eph. 5:2, Matt. 18:15. -Have others who ‘see’ and are not sleeping…join in 1 Thess. 5:5-6.   The Lord knows the hearts of men, be open to attend the correct church God desires for you  Lk. 16:15, Rev. 3:16.  See Our Road with God Pt. 1, Pt. 2 Our Father promises His Word will expose the darkest  sin and bring it to the light Heb. 4:13, Lk. 8:17.   Praise God we have truths in the Word that will bring back the holy congregations of the Lords saints.

    Our Lives

    If we are having difficulties in any area, unforgiveness, anger, anxiety, lust, pride, health, jealousy etc. we can apply this scripture to our lives.   Start speaking the Word of holiness to our spiritual man, claiming the Lord has cleansed us from this sin 2 Cor. 5:21.

    1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    Follow through with obedience, working against this sin.   His light and Spirit will increase between your spirit and the sin in your soul.   If needed, have others you trust join you in this prayer, for this is the basic concept of the deliverance ministry.   We have authority over  strongholds,  through the Word we can break the sin and the devils strongholds in our lives.   Satan has to flee from us  2 Cor. 10:4-6, Jm. 4:7, theme verse Heb. 4:12. 

    For Others

    We can also speak scripture into the hearts of others, believers and non believers.   Bringing the Holy Spirits Word into the spirit of a Christian and  truth to the soul of the lost-so they can see their need to turn to Jesus as the savior for their sin.  See Knowing Jesus, Understanding God.     I also like to include kingdom principles when possible, creating a circle of God around them-in which the devil cannot penetrate Matt. 18:18-20.   See Video, Kingdom of God, The Way. The church in America is in it’s greatest battle that she has ever faced!   As we abide in Jesus, He is giving us His great Sword to fight with.   WE HAVE TO USE IT!  Only when we join together and fight as an army of God can we see real long lasting change or revival in our society-overcoming not just sinful individuals, but entire territories of evil that satan has illegitimately  established.   The more darkness we bring into the light, the more loved ones we will will be able to see the truth and thus turn to the Lord to be saved 2 Cor. 4:4.  Praise God! May He bless you as you reach out to Him and pursue His truth.      
  • Our Road God #2 Uniting His Greatest and First Commandments-Our Greatest Lesson

    See Our Road With God, Part 1.   

    The Greatest Commandment  

    Matthew 22:36-38   Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37   Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38  This is the foremost and greatest commandment.

    The First Commandment

    Matthew 6:33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    After finishing part one of this article, I felt part 2 would be right on it’s heals-within a week or so…I was wrong. Quite frankly,  I wanted to be in the ‘right place’ to write this, so I would not mishandle the most important lesson in my life-something that literally has been decades in the making.   Unifying His greatest and first commands is in essence… giving the church the means to bring Jehovah’s heavenly realm down to earth.   When His children walk in unison with these two truths, they will finalize the Jehovah’s eternal purpose- ‘Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ Matt. 6:10 When the Lord proclaims in His infinite wisdom-these are My greatest and first  teachings, He is making theses scriptures priority for the church over all eternal truths. After months of hesitation-questioning if these two divine directives  could be presented with  greater insight…I began to realize my role was simply to present them to the believers-point the way.  The true revelation will come through you, His radiant church.   His bride will bring this truth into it’s glory.

    Ephesians 5:27   That He might present it to Himself a glorious (illuminated) church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

    Yes,  I desire to share what the Lord continually emphasizes when I gather with believers-but the real messenger is the Holy Spirit and the body of Christ carrying out the world’s most important lesson.    It is not man that declares these two commandments to be first and foremost, but the Lord Himself.

    Matthew 22:36-38   Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37   Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38  This is the foremost and great commandment.  

    Matthew 6:33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

    History

    Years ago I was at the mission and was setting up the chairs in preparation  for the service.   The Lord stopped me and asked me what I was doing (every time He asked me a question I know I am in for a lesson) 🙂 .    To be honest I thought, Lord, I don’t know what I am doing, You know that -lol…but I responded, setting up for my-oops- our ministry.  He responded very clearly- I never said in My Word you are to build your ministry.   Your total focus should be on advancing the Kingdom of God Matt. 6:33. This spoken Word change my entire view of my Christian life.   After service, I went outside and understood all the surrounding ‘divided’ churches (those who are truly humbled)  would one day unite in one light-a great city on a hill

    Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city (singular) that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

    My concept of Christian service, discipleship, outreach and purpose all changed that evening.   After reading hundreds of scriptures about the kingdom of God later that night, the next morning I went to church.   For the first time in my life, the pastor preached and entire sermon on the Kingdom of God-using the same scriptures that I reviewed  just hours before-what a confirmation. See The Way.

    The ‘Secret’ of the Kingdom Message

    After two decades of going out in the community and applying the Lords kingdom principles-and trying to have other local pastors become involved-I became extremely frustrated.    I asked the Lord, why are the pastors I have met so reluctant to pursue the Kingdom of God, it is your ‘first’ commandment. He replied, you have to apply the greatest commandment in order to see the secret to My first commandment.

    Mark 4:11   He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables”

    In other words, you have to ‘lay down’ your ministry, -seek the Lord with all your heart mind and soul Matt. 22:37-38, in order to be like a child to see the ‘secret’ to His kingdom message Mk 10:15 .  This was the first ‘hint’ of the spiritual union between His greatest and first commandment. 

    By the Lords grace,  He brought a pastor in town that understood the kingdom purpose completely.   He showed me other pastors in the country were indeed focused on the Kingdom of God.   While many used different terminology, they were still completely devoted to the Kingdom Purpose. Thanks Pastor Steve. Later, the Lord brought another brother into our circle that had a spiritual focus on sanctification-or- Matt. 22: 37-38 …loving God with all your heart, soul and mind. (keep up the good work Joe 🙂 ).   From that time forward, the Holy Spirits  focus in our walk is to have these paired  ‘nitro-glycerin’ truths become activated by each other (explained below).    This marriage of scripture gives Christians their method for living sanctified or holy, which will ignite (Holy Spirit activate) our connection  with God Ps. 24:3-4, Prov. 3:32.    Walking in Holiness (Matt. 22:37-39-the greatest commandment) unites us into Gods Kingdom (Matt. 6:33 the first commandment) which in turn brings the  Lords heavenly realm to earth.    The results-supernatural glory beyond measure! 

    Revelation 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down,

    As these verses declare-we believe these two teachings are the foundation for the church.   When the body of Christ genuinely applies these dual truths to their lives, we will see a radical change in the world.   The ‘earthly things’ will be  transformed by the heavenly realm…which will be finalized with the literal return of Jesus to establish His kingdom reign  Rev. 20:4,  2 Cor. 4:18,  See Day of the  Lord Rapture, Revelation 3:10

    Sanctification

    Matt. 22:37-38  Loving the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind

    While the discovery of the Kingdom Message was put on my heart first, to understand the Gods Kingdom Purpose, as mentioned earlier, we have to have become like a chil to understand it’s secrets Mk. 4:11, Mk. 10:15.    Simply stated-

    Psalm 18:26 With the pure You will show Yourself pure; Ps. 25:14

    This ‘purity’ is called sanctification.   When we believe in Christ, our sins die on the cross and we become children of God  Jn. 1:12.   See Link.    In the Lords eyes, we become like His Son who knew no sin…having been purified by Christ sacrifice on the cross for us.

    2 Corinthians 5:21   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.

    The Father views us ‘through His Son’ and thus our sins are cleansed away, white as snow 🙂  Phil. 3:9, Rm. 6:8

    Revelation 19:8  Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her (the church, bride of Christ) to wear.”  Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.

    Until we unite with Christ however, we still fight a sin nature-as Paul did in Romans 7.    The last part of this chapter summarizes our struggle with sin perfectly.

    Romans 7:23-25    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. 24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

    Before we receive  our glorified bodies, or pass on to eternity with Christ (2 Cor. 5:8), we will struggle with sin-which takes a real battle to conquer.  ‘In Christ’ however we can truly overcome 1 Thes. 5:23,  Gal. 5:17-18, 2 Pet. 1:8-9.   While we realize that we will always need to work at sanctifying our lives on earth…we still know the Fathers sees His children as blameless-pure through Christ 1 Jn. 1:7, Is. 1:18. 

    Philippians 3:12   Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after (strive for perfection), if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

    Matthew 26:41  Watch and pray,..the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh (soul) is weak.

    Paul finishes the discussion on our ‘war with sin’ by saying

    Romans 7:25  Thanks be to God, who delivers me (our battle with sin) through Jesus Christ our Lord!

    The Lord understood that purifying ourselves-being obedient to Him by shedding our sin, gives us the ability to discover areas of our lives not yet surrendered to Him.  This ‘sanctification process’ is the most critical part of our walk with God.   Walking in truth allows us to not only walk into the light of His heavenly realm, but it is also the only way we can understand His purpose and will for us Rm. 12:2, Phil. 1:9-11. 

    John 3:21   But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

    This scripture gives us the correct order of behavior for the sanctification process to occur.   First, we have to live truthfully with ourselves and our God (lives by the truth).   I have, the church has so underestimated the process of being completely honest with our shortcomings before God.   This honest transparency before God is not guilt, for living in guilt only cripples our walk with the Lord  2 Cor. 7:10, Ps. 32.  Getting honest before God is recognizing our sinful behaviors.  It is  allowing Him to work in ‘all’ areas of our lives,  surrendering the earthly things we are hanging on to.   If we  ‘shut down’ this continual inspection of our souls, our  sin (and the devil) will lead us  away from walking  in  truth (above) 1 Peter 5:8.    Honesty can be extremely painful, but cultivation our hard ground is the only way a seed (s) can bear fruit in our walk with Him Mk. 4:4-9.    As we become truthful with the Lord, ourselves and others-when then are able to be purified and come into His light-the next part of this verse Jn. 14:21, Jn. 15:4-10.    The last part of Jn. 3:21 explains only after we accomplish the work of ‘living in truth’ can we come into the light and understand His plans for us -see plainly…the things done in the sight of God. Another important teaching in the word that parallels this lesson 

    John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life

    In America it is easy to post on social media and  claim Jesus in ‘the way’.   The task of correctly examining  our hearts by pursuing   ‘the truth’  is where the broad  road starts to thin out.   Only after we diligently walk in the truth however do we receive the ‘heaven benefits’- and partake in ‘the life’ -the Godly realm from above Jn. 15:1-10.   See Living Water.

    Jesus Knew Living in ‘Truth’ was the Key for  Uniting God with His Saints

    Sometimes we need to stop and reminds ourselves-The Lords spoken words are backed by infinite wisdom and absolute fact. Jesus made Matt. 22:37-39  ‘His Greatest’  commandment.   Let’s stop all our church programs,  catchy lesson plans, future ministry goals and ask ourselves ‘Am I, is our church really pursuing this greatest and first commandmant over all else’?  Do we really have these two supreme scriptures fully understood and fulfilled in our lives?   Lk. 9:59-60. Jesus, in Matt. 22: 37-39 is trying to teach the church-until we get completely honest with each and every aspect of your walk with Me, bringing sanctification to all of our heart, soul and mind…we will never attain His greatest purpose  Rm. 12:2.    Living in truth  is the key to abide  in His heavenly light 1 Thes. 5:23, Ps. 51:6 KJV.     This scripture is the most detailed verse in His Word that exhorts us to  EXAMINE EVERYTHING!   EVERY AREA  of our walk with God.  Every attitude, habit, behavior, theology, relationship…needs to come under the light of His Word and leading.   I personally  believe since the Lord made this the ‘greatest commandment’ all other sanctification verses in the Bible come under the ‘umbrella’ or authority of this teaching.  Note:  Jesus  is not asking us to be perfect overnight, but to earnestly strive for this perfection by sincerely examining ‘all’ areas of our life Phil. 3:12 KJV.     Only in this way, over time-can we truly overcome the worldly things in life and become holy vessels of ‘gold’ for Him  2 Tim. 2:20-23.

    A Startling Discovery

    When the Lord first brought these two truths into unity, He spoke to me and asked me to look back and evaluate every church and Christian who had gone astray or ‘off coarse’ in their walk with Him.   The Lord wanted me to include the broad spectrum…those   who were in some ways ‘stuck’ in their walk-to those who had severely departed from the Lords truths. He asked me what caused them to be off course in their unity with Him.   To put it mildly, I was stunned.   In each and every situation, they did not examine their heart as the Lord directs in Matt. 22:37-39.   While the first stage of drifting away  usually starts with an attitude of not fearing the Lord (deciding not to serve Him in all situations),  the serious issues always seem to result from  hanging on to our desires…things of this world that we want to keep ‘our way’.   2 Chron. 19:9,  Ps. 25:14,  Mk. 4:13-20.  See Part 1. I began to realize just how important this verse truly is.   Every unresolved problem, all the errors that eventually led to more serious issues down the road, each division,  all ongoing sin-whether by a church or an individual emerged by not surrendering to  the Lord areas of our heart, soul and mind.  Loving the Lord is keeping His commandments Jn. 14:15.  To love Him with our whole being is letting go of ‘all’ the things we keep that are contrary to His will.  To accomplish this quest-Jehovah God is making it absolutely clear-every part of our lives need to be subject to His Word and direction. I was especially surprised at the ‘range’ of this verse.   It covered all who were not yielding (not examining their heart) to the Lord in a few to numerous areas of their lives.   In other words, the ‘upright Christians’ in church who-by appearance- most thought were doing fantastic … to those ‘out in the world’ all suffered very serious consequences for not following love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind (explained below). Personal Note: To be honest, I was blown away when I began to see how a  majority of Christians have never taken His greatest commandment to heart.   It is so sad, many think they are doing wonderful in their spiritual walk-but do not recognize areas of pride… lack of surrender in personal matters or teachings.    This scripture is soo important for ‘all’ Christians-new and grown in the Lord 1 Jn. 2:12-17 KJV.   In every instance, the Lord went to those who were drifting away numerous times.   His Spirit or another believer would encourage them to  ‘Check your heart, hear from Me…don’t love the world or hang on to ‘your ways’ in this area…love Me and I will keep you safe in My light and protection’.   I was simply amazed how neglecting  the Lords greatest commandment -not taking this teaching seriously in their life was the universal and grand mistake that made ‘all’ the churches and individual Christians that I had known get  off the divinely directed path with God Ps. 119:105. It should be mentioned again, we all are guilty of needing to be redirected by the Lord…it’s not about pointing fingers but have the Word help us understand how we can walk in the Glory of God 🙂 1 Thes. 2:12.

    The Universal Symptoms of Neglecting His Greatest Commandment 

    When the Lord starts to discipline His children…He is patient and wanting them to understand that  sin can cause serious consequences in their lives Ep. 3:14-21, Rm. 11:19-26. 

    Romans 2:4  Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

    In all situations that I have experienced, He sent His Spirit or other believers to guide and correct them-not wanting them to stray into more serous sin 1 Pet. 5:8, Ep. 6:11.

    When praying for them, you can actually see when one  shuts down.  ‘I don’t want to hear from the Lord in this area-this part of my life is too important to surrender or just too difficult to trust in Him through this trial.   Many times it’s like a cliff some are trying to avoid.  ‘I’m not going to look at that part of my life, I will avoid ‘going there’  at all cost’.   Sadly, for most Americans our cliffs are a few feet in height in comparison to those in other countries that are being persecuted for their faith in Christ Heb. 12:4.  

    The diversity of problems that arise with believers covers the full spectrum.   From leadership in the church to new believers-the Lord is constantly challenging  us to continue on the road of sanctification -loving Him will all our heart, mind soul.

    For pastors and church leaders-their needs to be a consistent searching of the heart for false teachings and traditions that may have replaced the Holy Spirits leading from the Word.   It seems to be extremely rare to find a leader in church humble enough to sincerely ask ‘Lord-I will search every area of my heart, soul and mind-surrender false teachings to You-because I desire Your truth over ‘all’ traditions.   Even if I were to lose my position-I desire  truth over everything-your children are too important to teach any falsehood!’  Phil. 2:20-21, 2 Cor. 2:17.   Praise God when the leaders of His saints earnestly pursues His truth!

    The attachments we hang on to vary dramatically.   Not wanting to leave a dead church because of social ties-or enjoying the recognition  we receive because of our position.

    Note:  The only way to engage with a lukewarm church is to preach against the sin.   Trying to cooperate with them under their covering is futile, the Lord is not pleased Rev. 3:14-16. 

    Other examples include unforgiveness -allowing a coldness to enter our hearts.   Wanting to enjoy the pleasures of this world.  Even if these distractions are not directly sin,  they can still keep us from pursuing ‘seek ye first’  the things of His kingdom Mk. 4:18-19, Matt. 6:33.   Allowing a ‘sleeping’  attitude toward the things of God-becoming distant to His call 1 Thes. 5:6, Matt. 25:1-13. .   Anything we latch on to (many call soul ties) that replace the Word and the Spirits leading become sin when we refuse to love the Lord with every area of our heart, soul and mind.

    Like a physical sickness in our body-the part  affected in our life is usually attached to the area in which we have sin.   The numbness (blindness) in ones spirit will generally be directly linked to  the same area of disobedience  Gal. 6:7.   Hearing from the Lord becomes more difficult because purity in heart gives us the ability to -see and hear- from Him  1 Pet. 4:2Eph. 5:14-18.   You can actually see the Lords discipline  in the realm of ones error,  applying consequences in hopes to bring them back on the narrow road Deut. 8:1-5, 1 Pet. 1:6-7, Prov. 3:11-12.  

    It needs to be stated that the effects  of sin can spread, similar to the symptoms of   gangrene.     We are never to treat ongoing sin or disobedience lightly.   Tragically, the consequences can be eternal Heb. 6:4-6, Heb. 10:26-31.   We need to continually pray-Father, guide me in every area of my life-help me correct my sin before it darkens my walk with you-Your Greatest Commandment.  Prov. 2:3-5. See Hebrews 4:12. 

    The Fruit of the Greatest Commandment 

    When Jesus says His greatest commandment, there can be no other interpretation!  Preachers will enter a church and under the conviction of the Holy Spirit-they will present this truth as Moses pointed to Gods glory on Mt. Sinai Jn. 1:1, 14.   Those congregations entering in will be completely transformed by becoming genuinely obedient  to this life changing command.   Christians in cities and nations will devote themselves totally to this truth (see below).   The congregations will become  heavenly sanctified and Gods kingdom glory will literally abide within our mist Matt. 18:19-20.    In every meeting this verse will be more and more embedded within us-and the divine sparks are going to fly 2 Cor. 3:18 .  See Fellowship or Friendship. I personally believe when this teaching is taught as a foundation to our walk- we will encounter His  Spirits love continually abiding with us.   Man and his junk gets out of the way-and God moves in.    This my friends, is where life truly becomes exciting-The Kingdom of God Arrives on Earth!    

    The Kingdom of God

    Matthew 6:33   But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 

    The Kingdom of God is not only a lesson in itself-but a life long pursuit.   Please take the time to read the first 4 articles in the following link, it will give scripture on His great purpose for the church Kingdom of God.

    The Lord summarizes His intentions for the Kingdom of God  beautifully

    Matthew 6:9-10 “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,   your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

    The Lord summarizes the saints responsibility to the Kingdom of God beautifully 

    Matthew 11:12   From the time of John the Baptizer until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful people have been seizing it.

    After we praise His Name in the Lords prayer-the Fathers sole intent is to unite His heavenly world with ours.    Truth in most instances is sooo simple-we just need to open our eyes and see.   The Father wants to wrap His arms around His children and be one with them.   Infinite love, healing-glory, all His divine qualities abiding with His family on earth! As Matt. 11:12 (above) teaches however, Jesus is waiting for His body to do their part-to bring down the Kingdom of God Heb. 10:12-13, Matt. 24:14.   The church is going to go to war with satan-a kingdom (mustard seed) church will become the city on a mountain and the Lords kingdom will begin to reign on earth Matt. 5:14, Matt. 13:31-32, Rev. 12:7-11.    We can’t go to battle however if the church is still asleep to the fact that we need to -Declare war-enlist-get trained and march out!   See links at bottom.   

    Ok, this is where things get exciting and personal -talk ‘off the cuff’ as they say. When the church gets a hold of ‘His greatest commandment’ they get sanctified…it’s that simple.   As the scripture in the above chart shows- when we get serious about getting rid of sin-the Holy Spirit becomes  increasingly stronger and brighter in our lives. To put in frankly, The more rubbish we work out of our heart, soul and mind, the more glory of God is manifested in our lives 1 Thes. 5:23.

    John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me… and I will love him, and will manifest myself (divinely appear)  to him.

    As Rm. 8:5 teaches, the less we crave  the things of this  world…the more we crave after the things from heaven.    When we apply these duo of scriptures to our lives,  we will walk on our narrow road with God on ‘both feet’ Matt. 7:13-14.    As we persistently  expel sin, (His greatest commandment)  the Lord is bound in His Word to implant  His glory from heaven among His saints-above verses- thus bringing His divine Kingdom realm down to His church on earth (His first commandment).  These two supreme  truths-His greatest and first-were meant to be infused in our lives – a continuous  combustion activated by each other. Gods   will burst into our churches when we mobilize these two truths into our spirit and souls.   Think ‘snowball effect’ across the world with the holy fire from heaven!   His final great call to the church-uniting heaven and earth will become reality when we finally activate the eternal wisdom of the Lord, making these our greatest and first commandments.   Praise God! The destiny for the world finalized by simply believing  the Lord-

    Thy Kingdom come They Will Be Done…On Earth as it is In Heaven Matt. 6:10.  

    Note: Please see the following links that give other scriptures for the Lords divine purpose for the church.   While this article is intended to unite these priority scriptures,  His greatest and first commandment, we also realize-His entire Word has everlasting and important teachings  that the church  needs to wholeheartedly  follow 2 Chron. 19:9.   God bless you as you pursue His truth 🙂 . Please see other related links  Our Road with God Part 1 Fellowship or Friendship Kingdom of God -Main Articles (Start with first 4 articles 🙂 ) Day of the Lord Rapture, Revelation 3:10 Inviting Jesus in Our Life Link, Understanding God Link   
  • If You Were God for 1 Day, You Would Discover

    An invitation for those who disagree with or who are not familiar with the Christian viewpoint. As mentioned in other articles, I used to enjoy quarreling with Christians until I became one 🙂 .   Over time however, I discovered many of my ‘strong’ arguments against  them were not at all logical, or could  be correct if God was truly an ‘Absolute Being’-as many would describe Him to be. See 4 Things That Were Keeping Me From God  To be frank, the purpose if this article is not to instantly convert all who disagree with the Christian message.   While that would be a fantastic outcome, we understand many won’t consider Christianity an option until they understand the ‘whys’ of the very unique Christian viewpoint. For those who disagree with Christianity, as you read this article I am going to ask you to do something that I consider very difficult.   If you find a reasonable Biblical explanation to important life issues -that you had a prior bias against-to be open and consider this viewpoint as a legitimate and possible solution given to us by God.   Openness to any truth is better than blatant denial-where issues are never resolved.   We all have known individuals who continually walk away from the obvious-and at times the consequences can be heartbreaking.

    IF YOU WERE GOD FOR 1 DAY, YOU WOULD DISCOVER

    That Perfect Means Perfect, and Absolute Means Absolute

    When I debated with Christians, I honestly did not have a clear understanding of what it meant for God to be ‘absolute’ in anything.   These Divine Qualities-what some term His Divine Attributes-or His Nature not only defines who God is-but also explains most of the misconceptions about Christianity. We cannot comprehend heaven or hell, or His purpose for demonstrating His Divine  Love-without understanding how His different attributes work within His character.  One by one, we will start to see the Lord is complete in ‘all’ areas.   We will begin to realize one attribute like Divine Love cannot cancel out other Godly attributes like righteousness or justice-explained later.

    What the Absolute Christian God is Not

    Praise God, the Creator of this heavens and the earth is not limited or imperfect-as we see in the tales of the Greek gods.   If this were the case, a Righteous Loving God could actually lose a war with an evil god or opponent, as many religions adhere to.   An absolute God would also be holy and completely sovereign –and by reason, this would be the truest definition of God-a Supreme Being.   His perfection and infinite qualities could not be altered, which becomes extremely important to understand as we shall see later.   Simply stated, absolute Divine perfection cannot change and become imperfect.   This ‘gap’ between the absolute infinite (God) and limited-finite character (man)  is what many of us  believe to be mans greatest misunderstanding of  the True God. Note:  We shall also see why the Biblical God delays His judgment on evil-in which many have incorrectly blamed on a righteous God.

    His Divine Attributes or Nature

    While the terminology for some the Lords divine qualities may vary,  almost all  Christians agree on His divine nature.   Certain aspects of God may be easier to understand than others…and since I ‘kinda understand’ some of the arguments from those in the non Christian camp (having been there) –a few personal comments are also included 🙂 .

    God is…

    -All knowing (Omniscient).   In the age of computers, we can possibly imagine how this could be true.   While it can still ‘blow our minds’ that God can know ‘everything’ this is logical  divine attribute of a Supreme God.

    1 John 3:20   For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things Ps. 147:4-5, Job 37:16, Lk. 12:7.

    -All powerful (Omnipotent).    This will come into play later, but the Lord is more powerful that the evil you have witnessed in this world.   The Bible calls this evil darkness, and it has a king called satan.   Before this article is over, scripture will explain to us how God desires to use this power to eternally punish evil.

    Revelation 19:6   And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Rm. 1:20, Is. 44:24.

    -Everywhere (Omnipresent).   God can have form (ie Jesus), but is not contained to that form.   God is able to be found anywhere- at any location Ps. 139.   We are made in the image of God and at times-man can in a limited way understand His divine attributes.   Ever pray for someone and ‘see’ their situation, or know when a child or a friend is in need…you get the idea.   While we cannot be like God and be everywhere, in a limited manner we can at times comprehend parts of His nature.

    Psalm 139:7-8   Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?   If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. See all Ps. 139, Jer. 23:24, 1 Kings 8:27, Col. 2:5.

    -Eternal   Man is everlasting- he has a beginning but will abide forever-with God or apart from Him Matt. 25:46, Jn. 3:18. The Lord however is eternal, He created time and is not bound to time.    One preacher gave a great illustration, God is on a mountain above past (creation), present (real time-or clock time) and future-seeing eternity in one overview.

    Psalm 90:2   Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.   Is. 40:28, Ps. 90:2,  Is. 26:4

    This perspective however does not mean He is unconcerned about our current circumstances.   He  is a compassionate  personal God.

    Psalm 103:17   But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children

    -Never Changing (Immutable).    These next attributes explain what many (including me) did not understand about an absolute God.   God has given man instructions to follow His Sovereign ways.    Man however has the ability to be obedient or disobedient, or to change ( i.e. to walk in His divine truth or darkness) Deut. 28, Jn. 1. God although is bound to complete perfection-which includes His holiness, mentioned later.  The Lords absolute character does not change-nor is it able to do so.  Eternal absolute perfection cannot morph into the finite realm of created beings- those having  measurable abilities.

    2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

    Hebrews 1:12  But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”  Heb. 13:8.

    Not understanding these next Divine qualities can cause man to be tragically be separated from God. -Righteous.   This means God does not sin and has absolutely no evil within His being –or realm.   This particular attribute is sooo difficult to understand from mans perspective.   When Adam and Eve sinned, we inherited a sin nature (evil elements)-which became opposed to Gods nature

    Romans 5:12  Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned Rm. 5:16

    The 10 Commandments are not a pathway to heaven, but a sign post proclaiming that all mankind has sinned… Ever told a lie (false witness 9th commandment), committed adultery (in the heart 7th  comm.), coveted anything or anyone  (this one convicted the apostle Paul 10th comm. Rm. 7:7-8), dishonor your parents (5th comm.), replace God with the things of this world (1st comm.)   Bottom line, all men fall short of the righteousness needed to have a relationship with God Ex. 20:1-17.

    Romans 3:23   for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

    The great heavenly war is this…God is holy, and cannot abide eternally with those containing sin.

    Habakkuk 1:13   Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Ps. 34:16

    God has to respond to sin within the infinite qualities of His character.  The following divine attributes dictate how sin is resolved by an absolute Righteous God. -Just   Another difficult concept for man to understand.    We cannot obtain absolute righteousness on our own (because of sin…above commandments), thus we stand before God guilty of sin.   This is critical.   Perfect Divine Righteousness can only fellowship with the like- Perfect Divine Righteousness.   Absolute righteousness demands vindication-punishment for evil-any evil.  Gods divine justice carries out the penalty for our evil-any of the above offences we have committed before God-as demonstrated in the 10 commandments. Since mankind and angels are everlasting beings-as Created by God-these two sanctified attributes (Righteousness and Justice-some call His holiness) give way to Gods Sovereign  verdict -His everlasting punishment for our sin. Please read on to the divine solution! This aspect of God, the Lords nature that is completely holy-I never considered while I argued with Christians.   Logically, an absolute Holy God-even though He loves us…cannot abide-accept or eternally habitate with sin.

    Psalm 5:4-6   For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome.   The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong;  you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest.

    How devastating is the verdict of Divine Justice-eternal punishment for our sin!   Thank You Jesus for Your next absolute divine quality!

    If we were God for 1 day, we would discover ‘ALL’  of His attributes have infinite  qualities, and they all have to be active or else He would not be God, the Supreme Being.  Only when we view God ‘logically’ in this manner, does the Christian God-we believe the true God-become understandable to man-His creation whom He loves

    Genesis 1:26  Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

    This verse explains that God gave man the most valuable everlasting gift-His divine nature.   Before sin, Adam and Eve were complete partakers as children of the Most High God Gen. 3.   While they could not share in the full capacity of His glorious existence, He did however give mankind qualities in His Divine Image Gen. 5:1-2, Gen. 9:6.   Gods Word declares He gave mankind the highest honor possible, the sharing of His  essence-allowing man to live within His divine character.   This free gift from God is a testimony to the Lords boundless Love for us.

    John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it  abundantly.

    Let’s Summarize the GOD-Man Relationship, Their Co-existence

    1)  Man was made in the image of God, everlasting and without sin or evil-above verses

    2) After man fell due to sin,  all mankind inherited a sinful nature  Gen. 3, Rm. 3:23, Gal. 2:19, Ex. 20: 1-17. 3)  God is immutable (never changing) in all His Divine attributes 4) His absolute Righteousness requires a punishment for any sin or evil,  His absolute justice carries out this verdict.   Since man is an everlasting creation and  unable to  overcome sin…we stand guilty before  a  Holy God.   Therefore, we receive everlasting punishment for our sin. As we have seen, the Lords other divine attributes have to be accounted for.   Without Gods provision, His love for us-we naturally and justifiably retain our sin and acquire it’s due punishment forever…wow!

    Love this part though.   Check this out, Gods love will literally blow you away!!

    Simply, to restore man from sin, God needs to restore man back to His Godlike qualities-without sin.  Divine qualities however cannot come from man, but from God. So God did something for man that was ultimately the most difficult and painful experience in all eternity. He asked His Son, to leave His side in the glorious heaven…to become as man…our representative  Heb. 1-2, Is. 7:14.   Included with the request, was to take (experience) every sin since the creation of time.  Mans horror.   The hate, abuse, sexual violations, sickness, war injustices etc.  Jesus  not only took our sins upon Himself, but also receivied His Fathers wrath because of them Is. 53:4-6,  1 Pet. 2:24, Matt. 27:45-46.  For Jesus to leave the boundless glory of His Fathers side, take on your sin, my sin… because of His great love for us-has become the eternal statement of Gods infinite love for man Ps. 110:1.   We now understand the Word teaches that His absolute qualities that are able to condemn our sin  also provide our rescue:   Proving His immeasurable love for us by having His Son experiencing the total wrath of sin.  There has been no greater trial of misery and sorrow than what Father and Son encountered on that cross!   The results, absolute forgiveness to those who by faith become children of the living  God  Ps. 51:7, Is. 1:18, Gal. 3:26. 

    John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Romans 5:8  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

    Beloved, this is the only fix, it has to be a Divine Fix.   We sinned, to state it frankly, we were ‘toast’!

    2 Corinthians 5:21  God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    As the Jewish nation had to ‘come under the blood sacrifice’ in order to be spared from Gods wrath (by faith), we also have to come under  the Lords covering by faith in Christ’s sacrifice on the cross Ex. 12:7-14.    See following illustration.

    John 6:29  Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent.”

    The above picture explains the process of Gods eternal love.  Jesus -our Divine Human representative – did not sin, satisfying the Fathers righteousness.   Christ dying for our sin, satisfied the Fathers justice for  sin.    When we have faith in Christ (mentioned below) our sins die on the cross with Christ.  We become sons of the living God and become like Christ-our righteous delegate before God.    The Fathers sees His sinless Son- and all who receive His Son-as one with Christ.  As water baptism displays, those who have faith-their sins  died with Christ on the cross-but we also are raised with Christ for eternity-Praise God!  Phil. 3:9, Jn. 1:12, Rm. 6:8. As all of the above truths about Gods absolute nature show us, we ‘have to’ restore our relationship the Lords way.   Gods Perfect Love cannot commit the sin of coercion-forcing anyone to receive Him.  It takes our faith, our response like a child to humbly receive Him Matt. 18:3.    See Predestination or Free Will. 

    John 10:9  I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

    The Sovereignty of God

    Most people would place the Sovereignty of God first and foremost-and in many ways they would be correct in doing so.   God has a right to do exactly as He pleases, and absolute authority has the sovereignty to rule without question.   Understanding that His Divine attributes also include total fairness, love, wisdom and holiness, makes His judgments worthy to be served-with fear and trembling Prov. 25:14. The reason this divine quality was mentioned last however is because we see the world becoming more hostile to the things of God.   The closer we come to the final call of God, the more the world will be divided into 2 camps-the Lords and those who fight against Him.  See Prophecy Unknowingly, mostly through public influence…many are increasingly opposed to the  guidelines of God that keep a nation safe from evil –as we have seen throughout history.  The purpose of this article was to show the ‘whys’ of Gods truths-so we could honestly work against the false bias in our lives-to seek the Lords true solution for eternal life. As mentioned above, The Father sacrificed His holy Son to have the entire worlds evil poured out on Him-the most difficult task ever accomplished.  This my friends-is divine love. Matt. 27: 45-46. My insult to this love was thinking-How can you Christians believe you have the ‘only way’, how prideful and judgmental.  I know too many loved ones who are also holding on their own bias-avoiding Gods solution for eternal life.   ‘How can they tell me how to live, who I can be intimate with, if I can have an abortion or not?  What right do they have.’ etc. etc. In all the above examples the Lord is giving us guidelines to avoid sin so we won’t fall into the harmfull consequences of sin…in order to protect us.   When we were children we all have had parents or caretakers who have tried to reach us, to protect us by giving us guidelines.   Are we really going to reject His infinite love for us-His sacrifice for us-by telling the Lord He does not have the right to give us healthy living guidelines to protect us     See Gods View

    His Call

    There is no other religious teaching that puts all mankind on an even scale-the murderer, the sex offender, the party lifestyle, the government official, the common Joe and the church elder.   We all have sinned and need Jesus as our savior Rm. 3:23. The Lords first coming was to becomes a sacrifice for our sin.   On His second coming, He will judge the king of evil satan and all those who are found with sin, those who choose not to believe in the one who takes away the sins of this world  Jn. 3:17-18,  Is. 66:15-16. The Lord is postponing the judgment of evil for one simple scriptural reason.   The Lord is being merciful, for when He comes back to Judge, it will be final and eternal-absolute.

    2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise… Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

    If you were sensitive enough to feel the call of the Holy Spirit and you desire to receive this eternal gift from God right now, please see this link.   Becoming a Child of the True God  For those who are about to leave without praying to the Lord in the prior link, at least do what I ‘had to do’ years ago.   The thought that ‘those Christians’ could possibly be right, that hell is real and eternal-was enough to influence me to pray.    Open the door to Lord and surrender our bias… that these scriptures could actually be from the One and True God.   Please join with me in prayer.

    Lord Jesus, if you are real, I want to know.   Touch me and show me if You are the One True God…for I do not want to be in judgment for my sins for eternity.   Take any untrue and false bias against You, and show me Your divine truth.   When You show me Your truth-I will indeed follow You and make You the God of my life.

    Just have to close and say God truly loves you…I can feel the Spirit right now reaching out to you in such a meaningful way.   I am sooo appreciative, the Lord will never leave you or forsake you as you walk with Him 🙂 Heb. 13:5. 
  • The Lord Is Exposing Government Corruption

    Wanted to put a quick post out about how the Lord is moving to expose government  corruption.    Just want to say, Hang On!, if we keep praying, things are going to get real interesting.    The Lord is going to start to expose years of global  abuse and  corruption in ways that are unimaginable…at least to many-those who are ‘sleeping’.   Let’s keep awake in the Spirit, 🙂 please see post below.

    1 Thessalonians 5:6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.

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