“Call to the Celebration”

Where is your hope? Where is your rest? Where is your trust placed and resting? Have you become weary in life? Has it become like a fast track in which you just can’t seem to keep up the pace and stay on track? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and out of sorts with what life has… or is bringing you. Well, take heart for there is hope where you may least expect.

“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:” (Psalm 42: 1-4a ESV)

The time of mourning is over. I once waited in dread for bad things to happen to me; “what if” seemed to always nag at my soul. I wondered what next negative thing would come against me and when the other shoe would drop. As a man thinks, so is he. So what I baited therefore got invited into my life. I lived in a spirit of poverty and never seemed to have enough because I expected that I would always be trapped there with no way out. I secretly hoped that someone would come along bringing my answer or be my special measure of saving grace. I also asked God repeatedly “to do it for me”.

Then the day came when I began to step out of that mindset and no longer embrace it. I realized that God had already placed the answer within me and He expected me to seek ways to draw it out of me in creativity and ingenuity as I looked to him for ideas of design and dreams of inspiration. He began to give me such and then I had sat on that to some degree for years. Now I am starting to take some real steps in real life where I am met now with surprises of “suddenlies” where I am called to simply believe God even when what He is showing me seems utterly and humanly impossible. What to me seem to be improbabilities, become in God possibilities if and when I am operating in the measure and level of faith to step into what may terrify parts of me or at least bring very uncomfortable levels of apprehension.

I have recently begun to work in a retirement community stepping into new areas of serving seniors who live in a realization of what may be likened to perhaps a flower that is fading to be here today and maybe gone tomorrow. Some have been faced with sudden life altering changes and others carry a sense of vitality and longevity and intentions of hopes and dreams still coming to fruition yet in a very different setting that they have been accustomed to doing life in.

I came back myself from 14 years of chronic disabling situations in my body from which at the time of duration never felt I would see the light of day and recover. Yet I have and still am walking out my healing in Jesus’ name and by His grace through all of the pressing and crushing. I now find myself planted by God to come and serve in this community. It is unfolding to nothing like I expected before I took that nervous plunge and successive steps to begin give back to others in ways previously from my previous of road of trials consisting of heartache, loneliness and isolation.

I began to live “to love” from a depth and level that can only come the heart of God, where self matters less and less with each passing day. This is becoming totally selfless. I have a ways to go and can one ever truly totally arrive? It depends the measure my heart is surrendered to Jesus and that is a process that takes a lifetime.

Now it is time to “bubble up” in celebration. In an effervescence, that is sparkly, bubbly and light. It is being in a new buoyancy. The reason is to be glad and worry about not a thing! The goodness of God envelops everything and I can only but sing.

I had to step out unto the water and engage the current of the river. Using discernment and discretion there are many tributaries and I have to “be current” while “in the current” of the streams. Then there are currents in the currents. That is how God seems to be moving “in the new”.

I “celebrate” in faith believing in what in physical matter may be yet unseen and not manifesting in the moment. It is feeling into the celebration of “who God is” and who He says that I am in all things and in every moment. He does everything well! My greatest weakness becomes His greatest strength. My imperfections are perfected in Jesus’ character as I choose to live that out. Simply say “YES” and He makes a way for all the rest, which is always best.

I say, celebrate and cultivate in extravagant love into every opportunity and then be surprised with “suddenlies” that culminate unexpectedly. “Build it” and “they” will come “alive”.

Stake your meeting tent and greet life stretching out the curtains wide and strengthen your stakes. Stake on a firm foundation in Christ and you do see increase if you are full of faith (faithful) as your Master. Be sure you are “in Him” for without Him you can do nothing.

Leave your garments at the door of the tent before you enter. Leave your past. Yesterday’s sorrows have no place in your tomorrows.

Have you been stuck? Some things will only move when you decide to enter the celebration of the goodness of God. If you are celebrating then you spread the cheer to everyone you meet and greet. Pour out in a movement of faith and don’t be afraid to let the cork of containment to pop and allow what is long pent up inside to be released in joy and celebration. Don’t be afraid to let go. Bursting; break out! The time is now! Be legendary if you dare to believe God.

Where Heaven and Earth Do Meet

A high place between two realities is where we are called of God to stand. It is where the lines for the battle are truly drawn. You may not seem to be able to discern in this moment of just where this is of what I speak. That is okay, just stay or come with me. For it is a place to which we never can say we have arrived at, for it is the very place for which our soul is destined to attain and it is who we are to become and forever aspire to press into. It is in the crushing and the pressing that life brings us that we discover what we are made of.

It is where the presence of God declares to you and I “I’m jealous for you. I long for what is inside of you”. This place between two realities; between the natural and the physical, is where you and I are a manifestation of what happens when heaven and earth meet, when flesh and Holy Spirit meet and what happens when God brings the two together and a shift in the atmosphere takes place; one that we can only but give full sway to. Are you experiencing this right now, this week or perhaps such is merely beginning to unfold within you and you don’t even know where to begin to find the words to even come close to saying “what this is? But you are willing to go with this nevertheless because the Lord is working in us to manifest His glory.

There is a different buoyancy and gravity to which the manner in which we experience life here in such a place, and can be liked unto being in water or soaring on the currents of air high and lofty in the skies where all is much different to what we experience on land. Is this connecting with you right now, what I an describing, is there a witness in your spirit this morning?

We are meant and are drawn to live in two realities simultaneously in every moment with every breath we draw. I believe that “all things are possible for one who believes”. (Mark 9:23b ESV). Do you believe God at His Word?

I’m talking about the realm unseen with the physical senses although the physical senses can come on board by faith and align with and agree with the Word of God and thus cooperate. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. This Word is as near as in your mouth and yet you must speak it before it becomes tangible to the senses. Faith and action in tandem is love moving constantly taking “the next step”.

The Spirit of God speaks expressly and continually and hovers over the expanse of the waters in which we live, move and have our being, beckoning our response. This response being cultivated in and drawn by the very love of God, broods over these waters. Being born again from above means being born of water and Spirit; both are essential, experiencing the unseen is being fully surrendered to the Kingdom of God in His righteousness where all things are added unto you. Can you truly declare Jesus as your Beloved and that you are fully His? Answer and ponder this will you, if you can declare that you know this from the depth and core of your very being? You see our believing and our walk turns us on to other realities. Do want to live supernaturally? Then you may. However you must consciously choose and act.

Do not lose heart. “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
(2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV) So I say that we cash in the seen trials and afflictions and invest them into the unseen realm of faith. They have not been presented to defeat or destroy you but rather they afford you the opportunity to move beyond that which is greater than you and in the midst of your greatest of trial, test, infirmity, or weakness is the strength of God made perfect. Greater is “He who lives within you” than He who lives in the world. He who the Son sets free is “free indeed”. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1 ESV)

You and I cannot afford to be more human than spiritual. The weight of the glory of God demands it. That which we can’t see demands of us to be more spiritual than we naturally want to be. The only way we can live out the heart and mind of God is to be immersed in the depth and dimension of His love and to choose to live in the unseen. The only way to do so is to is to make sure the seen is not overwhelming the unseen. Allow the unseen to dominate your eyes, your mind, your vision and your heart.

As you become and are so set on seeing the unseen, when God comes to you with a vision of an unseen future, you can have the courage to step into it because you have already grown accustomed to living in that way. Get used to living in the unseen. If we want to bring anything at all to the playing field that counts for eternity then we have to believe in what cannot see.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12 ESV) Understand from a heavenly perspective. Let this mind be in you that is in Christ Jesus. Your battles are never with people; they are with orchestrated circumstances in the heavenly places unleashed into life and it is your choice as to how to respond to them.

May God restore your determination and fight for the unseen. “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”

Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful. Faithful is literally being “filled up in faith” and this comes by way of being filled up with Holy Spirit. My prayer for you is this shall be so. Run well my friends this race, for only the one who finishes is one who wins in the end, and when all is said and done, may you finish well. Take heart and be of good courage; be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Fight for every dream God has given you! Never, ever give up contending for these.

There Flows a River

Amidst a garden of beautiful floral grandeur, there flows a stream of crystal clear waters that issue from a fountain of flow from within the foundations of life that declare anew a transformation untold.

There is a deep stirring that seems to be rising up from deep within my core of being. I’ve tried to put words of ordinary language to it but the scope and magnitude extends far above and beyond what the scope of words can carry and convey. So this morning I write from such a place. There is a message that must needs go out from the testimony of the life that I walk out now. God wrote the story and now there must an outlet from wherein a river of life seeks to flow.

As a people of God, at least from what I observe and sense at this hour anyway, we have forgotten the living essence from with truly life in Christ Jesus originates from. There is a fountain head of true extravagant joy that issues and flows and stems out from the heart of God. A river of love of such magnitude and dimension that seeks tributaries in which to run out and navigate it’s course.

Have you ever observed in nature how a river has formed and forges its way into conduit of flow carving it’s way through the terrain of the land and has a way of charting it’s own course and the lands must submit and give way to the flow of it’s mighty waters? The use of the land is usually transformed over the course of time in which the river takes over and has it’s way. Really and truly man has little to say in the matter in the end. He may try to manipulate and steer the river but he usually realizes that the effort proves quite futile.

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb’. (Revelation 22:1 ESV)

The river flowing from the Throne of God is a figure of the Holy Spirit, and the waters spoken of by David are such as the powers of heaven are intended. The kingdom of God is the work of the Spirit; and it is no matter for wonder ‘if’ He reigns in this together with his Son, since we see from scripture promises that we too shall reign with the Son. “If any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink. He that believeth on Me, as saith the Scripture, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spoke He of the Spirit”. (John 7:37)

In John 4 we read that there came a thirsty woman and she was drawing from a well.
You see her life was ruined and wasted and her soul was bound for an eternity devoid of life, oh but then she met the Master who told of her great sin. He said, “If you’ll just drink of this water, ‘you’ll never thirst again”. There is a fountain, a river that frees the soul from sin. Come to these waters; for there is a vast supply
There is a river, that never shall run dry.

In the midst of what goes on in life around us, we are all called to make a declaration of what we believe in. A man who knows not on which he stands, will in most cases end up falling for anything; tossed to and fro by the cunning craftiness of a doctrine not sound and anchored in truth.

There is right now I believe, restoration of unity of the Body of Christ, which is what Jesus prayed for “that they may be one even as I and the Father are on”. In reference to Ezekiel’s prophetic vision of the valley of the dry bones becoming flesh and being knit together, there are many interpretations of this picture, but one of a united church rising up in unity and purpose, is a powerful call on us in these days.

The restoration of praise and worship to the Church may be represented by what is referenced as “the days of your servant David”.

David didn’t get to build the structural temple. His son Solomon inherited this blessed privilege. Let us rebuild and raise up the age old foundations. The true gospel is nothing new and has been here ever since Jesus went to the cross. Yet it’s essence is largely missed. A revised form of worship, praise and thanksgiving however has ensued in recent years. Let us remember that the little tent which David pitched around the Ark of the covenant (the presence of God) was a prelude to the temple Solomon his son built.

Worship now involves many people being able to come into God’s presence and worship him openly. In Moses time only one man, the high priest, could enter the Holy of Holies, once a year. David’s tent was a picture of how Christ would enable us to come right into Gods presence, through his sacrifice, and worship openly.

The “days of the Harvest” point towards what is the purpose of the follower of Jesus to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. “The fields are as white in the world” means, they ripe for harvest. The church is to live life out abundantly and fully where all people live, move and have their being. Not in walls of containment made with hands but in “the marketplace”. Where are your comings and goings taking you daily? Whose lives are you touching and when and where?

Declaration, Righteousness, Unity and Worship seem to form a theme; a preface.
The climax, the acclamation, is it not to enlighten to the eyes to “an understanding” of the ultimate declaration of hope Christ’s return? An enlightening of our spiritual eyes? A true restoration of the joy of the Lord becomes the essence of our strength in a literal since in physical expression of the life it it “is” what we live out “if” our life is to be worship in deed and truth. To be “In Christ” means expressly this.

I declare that these current days right now are the “days of Elijah”; the spirit of Elijah being restored to the Body of Christ.

How may we express the sense that these might be days, not of failure and submission, but of the sort of resilient, declaring, even arrogant trust and hope that Elijah had in his God?

These are not days of God stepping back and allowing the world and the church to roll uncontrolled towards eternity, but rather days when Jesus is calling on his body to make a stand, to offer right praises and to declare that He is totally “in control”. I am seeing that we may write the words “These are the days of Elijah” and “These are the days of David”. These are days of “Preparing the way of the Lord”.

Behold he comes riding on the clouds, shining like the sun at the trumpet call; yes we are promised in scripture of His physical return, however does He not return into the hearts of His sons and daughters right now in newness? Oh yes, do you not sense this? Surely there is such a drawing, a beckoning deep within the hearts of some of you? If so indeed, a vast endless supply of extravagant love out of the heart of of God is arising and stirring you. Allow this river to flow out of and through you. Ask for and allow for a new wine skin to carry and issue this “new wine”.

“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
(John 4: 23,24 ESV)

I have much more to share with you. As the words come I will do my best to bring them, to be a living testament of the love and heart of the Father. I must pour out my life as a drink offering, whatever that may entail and however He asks that of me is yet to be seen. It is truly however such a blessed journey and a blessing to be shared. Count the cost and treasure the journey for it is this process that the richness of Christ does truly dwell. It is so worth every trial and testing that may be encountered along the way. Just stay the course, there times of refreshing and renewing along the way. It is truly far more blessed to give than to receive, for it is in the gift of giving that even more returns to you again and then there is even more in the reservoir from which you can continue to pour out again and again.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He cause His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and bring you peace. “Shalom”, blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

Unveiling of A Love Unsurpassed

When the glory of God is spoken of or referred to, what are we truly speaking of? The “glory of God” has to some been made into an abstract idea or concept to some which they may believe that they can never reach or attain to. Actually nothing can be further from the truth. The glory of God is His goodness which He extends to all. All unfortunately do not believe they are good enough or worthy to receive this. However not a one of us can attain righteousness in the presence of a holy God being dependent upon ourselves. Only the Son of God, Jesus meets the righteousness of God and He fulfilled all the work of this at the cross as He gave His all and gave up His life for you and I and was separated from the Father’s love as he hung suspended on that cross between earth and heaven.
The Father loves you and I that much, that He sacrificed His only begotten Son so that you and I would never, ever have to be separated from His love. So if we feel separated from such a love, so all encompassing, it is because we choose to not believe God.

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
(Romans 8:1 ESV) “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39 ESV)

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

Note here that God says it is with “unveiled face” are we able to see, discern and actualize His goodness. The mind in it’s natural state cannot conceive the goodness of God. This is because the heart has become veiled. What might there be be in your or my life that would be veiling us from beholding His goodness? Again there is nothing in all of creation that is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord according to Romans 8:39. So that leaves only our thoughts does it not? Why not surrender such thoughts to God right now and make Jesus Lord of your life and then is the mind no longer trying to be conformed to a world wherein no fulfillment or satisfaction will ever be derived?

“But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Are you truly free in your life or is something holding you back and keeping you captive? Why not ask God to remove the veil over the eyes of your heart? “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:16-18 ESV)

I can hear the voice of the Lord clearly saying to me, “He is zealous over me”, and He is zealous over you. In this hour a fresh outpouring of His Spirit upon all flesh awaits. Are you waiting for something? a sign? He waits for you and I to fully open our heart. He wants us to fully experience His love and to truly know Him ever so intimately. Are feeling a pull or tug at your heart right now that is drawing you to sense there is a something truly significant missing from your life right now? Then allow His love to come into the very recesses of your inner being right now. Why not simply say “yes” and you can lose that which has veiled you from His presence. Come into to true freedom, will you? There is nothing like the fullness of His love as it truly opens the way fully to a peace that passes all understanding and keeps your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Enter in by a new and living way; the way of the cross, it is not really new as it has always been ever since Jesus gave His life. God has written His law upon the tablet of our hearts; the law of love, so that you and I can be the very experience of that love.

The Integral Weave of Love

Are you and I consistent in the manner in which we choose to conduct our lives? How we choose to live, move and have our being will most definitely chart out a course that determines what we display in the way of character that indeed touches every life our life touches. What goes out from within us indeed does come back around to greet us, does it not when all is said and done. Consider the gravity of such a statement and the impact it has upon the very world in which you and I conduct life.

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. As the love of God and His goodness envelopes and encompasses one’s heart truly then as “captured and consumed” are we in His holy drawing embrace and all that is not in alignment “with” is “imprisoned”. A prisoner of the Lord being a most blessed place indeed is one of a freedom unknown truly to many today.

In God, all are called; “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
How are you and I responding to this call or are we responding at all? To gather together in the presence of God in worship, word and for the building up and edification of one another in our most holy faith can shift our very lives in that time together, however if when we come out of assembly what does it profit if we go right back to our comfortable, convenient and familiar way of life that we are so accustomed to maintaining which may the “same ole same” repeated over daily from sunrise to sunset Monday through Friday? What will that instill into our home, community, city and surrounding territory of our lives?

The church does not consist merely of what takes place within the walls of a building or facility during given hours of the week. It is to be the catalyst for setting the atmosphere of our neighborhood, our work place, the market place, the business place and civic center for social climate nurturing.

For anyone who hears the Word of God but does not carry it out is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror, and after observing himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like, according to James 1:23-24. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer, will be “blessed in what he does”. Are we being effective men and women of integrity and purpose whose lives honor God and one another? We are to bear the presence of God and naturally this is meant to be cultivated and multiplied repeatedly through the course of our lives.

Are we living to love and thus fully loving life to it’s fullest in our living? Why not? Jesus reminds us; “The most important is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.”
In thus we fulfill the royal law. “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; (Psalm 19:7)

God’s plan for living to love does make wise the very simple basics that keeps life integral, intact, flowing and honors Him and every one of His sons and daughters. This is sure, true, tried and tested. So why does it seem to be not enough for some? Why go wanting and looking for more when all of the highest fulfillment is discovered within, right in front of our eyes. May we choose to love, always, every time.

“Oh, how He Loves Us”

The love that Jesus holds for you and I is beyond what our minds can comprehend, more than most can even begin to fathom.

Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us, that we should be called the sons and daughters of God.

He gave His life to make us whole, shedding His blood for all,
Healing the body, saving the soul, so that all may come, for mercy call.

What we in glory soon shall be, it does not yet appear;

But when our precious Lord we see, the seal of His love we shall bear fully to be.

More than we can imagine indeed!

In His prayer to the Father he said “I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26)

The love of Christ overwhelms me, overtakes and encompasses all that I be,

More than I can see. Frees life from within; may His glory be greater known.

I find myself feeling what Paul expressed; “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” (Philippians 3:12)

This song often in my heart, I find myself singing, “I Stand in Awe of You”

You are beautiful beyond description
Too marvelous for words
Too wonderful for comprehension
Like nothing ever seen or heard
Who can grasp Your infinite wisdom?
Who can fathom the depth of Your love?
You are beautiful beyond description
Majesty, enthroned above
And I stand, I stand in awe of You
I stand, I stand in awe of You
Holy God, to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of You.

Bringing me into the place where love abounds far beyond words I can bring or sing.

“If you can only Imagine”

More than you can imagine and more than you could ever ask or think. Now that is quite beyond the beyond is it not? Is that just too good to be true? Well, not at all actually!

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1,2)

So is death reigning in your life or is true liberty through the Spirit of God? You are either free or you are bound. The answer rests within the choice you make.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?“
(John 14:1,2)

I have had to let go of the complexity in which some people immerse their thinking into. I keep it basic and simple now in order for my mind to be able to navigate life. God moves and works in mysterious ways sometimes. So if I were to say I have felt that I have lost my mind then there may be some truth in that statement. Jesus said that one must lose their life in order to find it. Something has to be let go of so that all that God holds in store may be gained. So such loss in my case can be a gift from God. This I must conclude. Now seemingly there are dreams and visions that come to me. Dreams and visions that I remember having visited previously. It is like returning home. A slice of Paradise that appears to be on the rise. I am a storyteller and there is a story God wants His children to rediscover. So I discover the story God wrote for me pretty much in imaginary. I will write from there and lets see where it takes us.

Are you ready to become as a child once again who would love to explore the mysteries God holds for you? You can actually release yourself to enter a place of beyond the imaginary within your own mind. If you can imagine then perhaps you can begin to believe. Are you willing to believe God for what may sound inconceivable to your current thinking? Stretch beyond your thinking process. Then begin by believing the record in His Word that declares and defines what Jesus did on the Cross for you and I. He who is led of the Spirit of God will live in the spirit and not live in bondage. Then if you can imagine, let us proceed into exploring into what for some is the unseen.

Is your heart troubled by the cares of your life? Then dare to believe God. To believe God begins with believing Jesus. He would ask you this moment; “who do you believe that I am”? He already revealed that to us. Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” (John 14:6,7)

Yet why is that many seek after a greater sign”? Why do many seek after the signs, wonders and miracles in order to believe? “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” (Matthew 16:4) What was that sign?

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling. (Isaiah 30:15)
Returning and rest = repentance which is making a 180 degree turn around from the direction you are going. But many are unwilling to believe God. They would rather go with what is comfortable and familiar and what has seemed to work in days past. Continuing to repeat more of the same will continue to bring “more of the same”. Therein is no change or transformation to be found.

“In my Father’s house or many rooms” (John 14:1) Many rooms can also be stated as many mansions or as I have seen it revealed in dreams and visions, many mansion worlds. An infinite God holds an infinite creation does He not? Jesus has a place prepared for those who will believe him for who He is; for who He says that He is.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. (John 14:3)

Jesus came and completed everything for you and I at the Cross. The kingdom of God is within you. Jesus is here and ever present. What is there to look or wait for? There is nothing external to seek.

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Jesus said “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him, a spring of water welling up to eternal life. in that place Jesus has prepared there is a river; a river of life eternal.

We shall pick up from here next time on discovering this place. A place where we may begin to live and walk out the story that he wrote for you and I. There are new lands awaiting us in this life that have been prepared for us. It is more a state of being than a physical place that we may try to conceive. We must believe God and take Jesus at His word and by faith receive by the Promise that awaits us in his Presence which hold many rooms indeed beyond what we can ever begin to imagine.