The winter storms have come and darkened my sun at times. The darkness tries to keep it’s tight grip on what cries for freedom. Spring and brighter warming days beckon.
The night lasts but for a season and joy comes in the morning when I shall rise from the ashes and exchange them for beauty. Through it all, where else do I look but unto Jesus?
In Christ the solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.
And when even the songs won’t come, then a new course is begun as He comes into the room and then everything changes. He becomes my song and the prayer unto the God of my life.
It takes Samuel’s to awaken the hearts of the David’s who may not even be aware of who they are and what they possess; a man after God’s heart; to bear the ark of the new covenant. Such a call began , I’ve heard those words, but have I truly received them fully and owned them? I’m still working on that discovery.
I tried to walk that out recently in physical places and that did not turn out so well. I was leaning on my own understanding. Yet my God, in His grace brought me to experience what I currently am; sidelined that I may truly behold his glory. I pray that you will stay with me on this journey. It is time of breaking off of that which cannot remain in me.
As my body is made to be still my soul awakens to a level I have not lived and moved and had my being in yet. My mind tries to tell me I am going insane. Well, it is simply a matter of my mind dying into surrender unto the mind of Christ actually. In Jesus, who encompasses all things.
Does this not start out as life being experienced in an entirely new dimension to the senses? I believe so.
To live is Christ and to die is gain. Allow that to soak in; I mean really soak in. Heaven is not a place that is separate from the place we experience in matter or physicality where we live out life. Heaven is the experiencing of the Kingdom of God, which is within you. You must first gain a perception of it and release within you that which hinders it’s entrance into your life. First the heart must be fully rendered and the confession of your words becoming the declaration of His words.
The Word of God states that by Him, Jesus; all matter is held together. His body is the connecting nucleus of all particulate matter that holds that atomic structure of all that has life and breath and the creations thereof together which includes us and all things that surround us.
I realize I am speaking beyond my own understanding at the moment. Consider and ponder what God awaits you and I to grasp, lay hold of and to receive.
We do not receive this in the tangible of what we see, feel or can physically touch. I serve a God who calls things that are not yet, as though they already are. I must now choose the unseen and fully embrace it to the extent I have all my life thus far, chosen and declared “as so” of which I can tangibly see, feel and touch. Blessed are those that believe while having not yet seen.
“Sight must be re-conceived in faith. That is the most simple clarification I can make as to what I am laying out before you here.
This is the new focus for this blog which I was eluding to over the last couple of weeks. I did not know how this was going to roll out. God has been giving me vision and message for the end time church and has been unveiling this to me as I move in and out of and through this illness in my body all though 2017 unto this present moment. I realize this more fully as I write here this afternoon. As my body has been experiencing grave illness unprecedented, something is coming out of me in this moment that I had not anticipated. I live to see heaven brought to earth.
I don’t believe we are to live just to secure heaven at end of our physical existence. Rather I believe we are here to bring heaven into our physical existence. The sound of heaven touching earth is music to my soul and yes, I have heard it.
I am about to move from sharing and teaching to preaching I sense, at least for a bit. I don’t have a pulpit in a building nor desire one. This seems to be my pulpit for the time being. I see now God has prepared me for an assignment that I had no clue as to how He intended to perform it.
He does state in His Word that He takes the weak and baser in the sight of man and makes that mighty in His strength. He gets the glory; not you or I. I am obeying and yielding. I don’t need man’s approval or affirmation nor seek it. I follow Jesus and His Word and Spirit and choose to align myself with those that choose the same.
I sense that the church overall for the most part does not have a true perspective of what “Kingdom of God rule and reign” consists of and what this requires of us for its fulfillment in the earth.
It is not found in “church programs” or “moves of God” Why are there so many “specialized churches and ministries around bearing their own brand or model and are promoting their “model” as they would market a business? They seem to imply that if you get “a piece of this and/or a piece of that” then you will experience the latest move of God? Who is right and who is wrong? Right here the crux of the entire issue truly at stake that I believe is at the heart of all human suffering around the world. How is the gospel of Jesus Christ going to meet such a challenge? First and foremost the church must follow what “that gospel” truly teaches and presents.
Where does the problem truly lie? Every man seeks to do what is right in their own eyes; the insistence in standing in the need to be right. So how many versions of gospel does such a mindset perpetuate?
What is my message here unveiling? It is to issue a call to the church to break off the spirit of judgement and condemnation.
There are too many sons and daughters of the King running around seeking what is already inside of them, expecting some new thing of God that they haven’t discovered yet to fulfill them, their lives and destiny. Stop going and looking for what is already within you! “You are” the move of God!
Jesus came, paid and paved the way for our fullness in Kingdom expression “of His very being” to be reflected in the lives we walk out. This was birthed on that cross and through His resurrection. All has been fulfilled in and through Him. On the cross where He laid down His life for every one of us. He rose from the grave victorious so that we may live the life He lived when He walked the earth; victorious.
With new sight you start to see your brothers and sisters in His body in a whole new light. May we begin to lay our self interests and our “need to be right, affirmed, seen and recognized aside in order to help each other to step in the Kingdom and realize we all have keys that have been given to us. Keys to unlock and set free territory that is currently shackled in restraints of darkness.
Am I willing and are you willing to esteem those needs of our brother and sister above those of my own? It is high time to answer that. Okay, I trust some of us are on board or are on our way to become a church that truly reflects Jesus for who He is, in all of His fullness and Him alone. All else must needs fall away and may that be laid aside beginning now if we have not yet thus chosen.
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.”
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?”
Oh how He loves us, oh how He loves us. His rebuke is the purest and greatest measure of love. This message may feel overbearing and maybe harsh. It is in the very opposite I bring it. It hurts my flesh to speak and write this, as I too have been deceived by being distracted from the true gospel. I have walked in error and I stand corrected and I turn in true repentance. It is only from there I ask the same of you. I don’t ask anyone to do what I will not myself do. So through this blog I will continue to expand on how we can walk this out in the times ahead.
“See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
Is the cross enough for you? Is it everything to you? This I ask that you answer in your heart today.