“In the Name of Love”

To those who are seated in heavenly places in Christ, and blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, I send my greetings in the love of the Father and the blessed peace that passes all understanding that assures us that we are in Him.

I do not cease to remember you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowing of Him.

May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know the hope to which he has called you and the riches of his glorious inheritance that await and are available to you that place your trust in Him.

May you experience the immeasurable greatness of his power as is toward those “who believe”.
I believe God at His promises to me and to those of you who can stand and likewise declare “I believe”. Believing God at His word and who he says that I am, may we truly and fully receive and be the express image of His great love.

Such are not of the world, just as Jesus is not of the world. But rather have come “into” this world. Being set apart in the truth; for His Word is truth. As we are sent into the world, may we consecrate ourselves, to such, realizing and actualizing the message of the Cross that we be set apart in truth.

May all be one, just as the Father and Jesus are one. There we are centered and seated in Christ, and He in us so that so that the world may believe that Jesus came and that we may fully partake in the fullness that He is.

The glory that He was given of the Father is what Jesus extends to His body the church, who have placed their full belief and trust in Him, that we may be one even as Jesus and the Father are one.

Jesus’ very words declare “I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” (John 17:23 ESV)

The Father desires that they, who have given and surrendered their hearts and lives to Jesus, may be with Him where He is, to see His glory that the Father has given Him because He was loved of the Father before the foundation of the world.

The world does not know the Father because they have not received His Son. He that has the Son, has the Father and have life eternal and those that have not the Son have not life. Jesus knows the ones that are His; the ones who have made Jesus their own, know Him and seek to know Him in fullness and therefore know the Father.

Jesus has made known His Name, and will continue to make it known, that the love wherewith the Father has loved Him may be in fullness with those that enter into Him, and His love made known and expressed in and through their lives.”

May the world know us by our love and this is my prayer this morning. There is no other name under heaven by which man can be delivered and saved from the sinful nature which is rooted in self which we all are born naturally into this world with through the water birth. We must be born of His Spirit from above which is His Word, the Word of Truth. Jesus is the living Word. Only in the name of Jesus does this come. At the Name of Jesus, all is to be surrendered to him and for Him, for “by Him” are all things held together. His name matters.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”. (John 3:16 ESV)

“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.

“Born unto a Living Hope”

You are being born again unto a living hope.

Hope deferred can make the heart grow sick in weariness.

A longing fulfilled is to the heart a tree of life to the heart of the soul.

Being not weary in well doing because you will reap dividends previously unknown to you and untold benefits to the likes thereof unto your soul, even reaching into the soul of humanity.

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith and yours if you so allow Him to be, I can make such a statement in absolute truth and verity, backed by the Word of God and all the company of heaven.

Seeing the unseen, the just is to live by his faith and nothing shall be impossible to Him who believes His God.

This is about the revealing of Jesus Christ through which you are about to be revealed to this world. This “who” God wired you to be in this world environment wherein you are to live, move and have your being.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter1:3 ESV)

In Christ, “you”, yes “you” are to be made alive in Christ. What are you waiting for friend? Have you not heard, have you not seen? To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

You have an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. (1 Peter 1:4) If you are to make this tangible then you are to “walk” therein, you must be moving. Moving by faith in the Word of God is being as a book known and read of all men, those living Words.

The Word of faith is as near you as in your mouth. As you speak it and believe in your heart, in the resurrection power that raised Christ from the dead you save your own life by losing it unto Him, Jesus. You thus move what matters in life. It is then raised in newness.

You are not just assured a place in eternity but so much the more. You redeem the life in your physical body and thus redeem the time you have left in it, as the days are evil. He who loses his life shall find it and save it and he who seeks to hang on to it shall lose it. This Jesus taught clearly and plainly. So are you willing to take up your cross to follow Him and just let go of all that you have tried to drive, control and maintain, let alone the lives of other people you think you have a right to be right with? It is not all about you or your being right. It never was. If you believe it is all about you then you are deceived. You are then just doing that which is “right in your own eyes”. This is what creates the immense burden that rests upon humanity.

The blood of the Lamb, Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice for you at the cross and the word of your testimony for Him is what makes you an over-comer in this world. This and only this and nothing less. Jesus blood and His righteousness is where it is at. You are either “all in” with Him or you are not. There is no in in-between. Passionate or passive; which are you? Wake up please! Choose you this day whom you serve; God or self; which is to be friend?

By God’s power you are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5)
Today is the last time, these are the last days. Be doers of the Word, not hearers only or you deceive yourselves. It is not to be next month, not next week or tomorrow or even an hour from now, but RIGHT NOW. Future consists of what you choose to create right now with your being and talent/know how God placed in you before you were formed in the womb. This fills the spaces in matter and equates into time. It is not a place or time you wait for to happen. This is spirituality in God’s divine plan and template. Be a good steward and take charge of God has entrusted to you will you?

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials. Yes, life is not easy and is not meant to be. Life is a process. It takes time, patience and endurance that is a building and painstaking process. It is work. Work can and should enjoyable, pleasing, fulfilling and rewarding. If it is not, then you are not likely living the story God wrote for you at least not yet. You must expend an investment of effort though. You are created in the express image of the one who created you. God worked for 6 days and then He rested in His creation to behold and enjoy fully the fruit of His labor. Should you expect to get by with less?

So that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:6-7)

You are to be obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Are you redeeming the time God has gifted you? Is your life a gift offered to all other others; even to those you do not like? What shall the Master find you doing as He returns?

King Jesus is in the field where life is; that is where you will find Him. Are you in the field seeking him? Well now you know and there are no excuses. Just step up and step out. Don’t live for self any longer. Live “to love” that you might find life at its abundant fullness. Here’s your chance to have a turn-around! Today is your day!

Looking in Love – to Life

As to why you and I are here, right now; why we meet here on this page is no accident nor is it by mere chance. Seriously it is not about me nor is it about you. It is solely about the One for whom we exist and the reason for all things which make up life as we know it exist. His name is Jesus. I have no other message than the one that illustrates that His death, burial and resurrection set in course the correction and resetting of all history so that all may fully live and not suffer and die under the weight of the burden that rests upon all of humanity. He cancels the curse and cause of all that seeks to stamp out and nullify the reason for living. That is why I am here. Nothing else in life matters. If you miss the heart and matter of the message I bring, then you may be missing your opportunity to the see the One for whom and for the very reason and crux for why you exist in a human body here on this earth.

If your very reason for living, moving and having your being does not point to what Jesus sacrificed, gave and surrendered at the Cross for each and every member of humanity that has and ever shall exist and this includes you, then you are existing in vain. If what you are doing in life does not point to the One who holds every atom and molecule that holds the body together in which you exist, that expresses “you” to this world, then you are wasting and throwing away the greatest of opportunity that can play a vital role in transforming the face of life here on this earth. That may sound like a mouthful of words to you right now; however it expresses my heart in this moment to the best of the ability I can gather and present.

Do you realize how much and to what extent and to what level His love extends to you right now? Only you can answer that. I can’t read your mind. To this message we can be so very blind sometimes and that is because we are born into a nature that is out of alignment with the nature of the One in whose image we are created.

Jesus righted and restored all of that to all of humanity at the Cross. You are either “in Him” or you are not. That choice rests with you. You either know and are growing in that knowledge of Him or you are not. Life is centered in and revolves around that which is Eternal and all else is transient and will perish with your fleshly body and to put it plainly will at some point in time – taste death. You face Eternity and in the end that is all that matters.

God is the source and essence of true love,and any other representation of which may be labeled as love is perhaps a false imitation and of that that which is true, lovely, and of excellent report and worthy of all exception. Jesus is the living illustration of true love in action which is forever is in motion.

What are you living for? If it is all about you or anyone else or anything other than the mission for which for we are all here as a chapter in God’s divine story, then you are wasting away a precious gem and jewel in God’s eyes and you will never achieve lasting fulfillment, satisfaction, joy, achievement of mattering and making an eternal impression upon the imprint of humanity. I’m cutting to the chase to bring this message home to you to where you may actually receive and act upon it.

It is all and solely about Jesus; there is no other in whom we can truly live, move and have our being.

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”

“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.” (Colossians 1:15-20 ESV)

Now I rejoice in the sufferings of pain and infirmity that I yet experience in my flesh as the grace and glory of God brings me though which at moments seems excruciating and unbearable; His grace is sufficient every time. Through His sacrifice I am already healed and whole; it takes to manifest, in this life and thereafter. These are truly light afflictions in compares to Him, which do pass and they come and go again and again. These experiences leave an imprint upon my soul and I gladly go through them over and over again in what understanding I gain through them. I see more and more of the One in whom and for which I live; I see Jesus more and more.

I can perhaps share with you how you can get through anything. I have wondered why God allowed me to go through what I have. But my story does not matter. It is not about me. Please don’t ever look at me for the man that I am; please look to Jesus. What I go through is nothing in light of His glory. I will always strive to point you to Him. If you miss out on knowing Him then you totally miss out on life. I am here so you can perhaps be touched by the glory of God, which is His goodness.

If you connect with me at all in any shape or form or through any means, may it be to get a touch or sense of His presence. I have no other agenda, motive or mission in life other than to give you and all others through my expression of life whatever it takes, that you may touch in some way, have a chance to touch the hem of His garment. Any of my accomplishments count for nothing unless they enhance the Kingdom of God; and His righteousness (Jesus). Seek nothing else. Nothing else matters to me. The Kingdom is God is within you and I. Whether we act upon it and make it real in the life we live is left to our choice.

Is there an empty place in your heart or life that feels unmet? May you be found in Him. May you come to rest fully in Him and live fully to express His glory. Let go of the reigns, my friend. You are destined for so much more! His mercies are new in every moment; receive them!

“Embracing and Living in Love unto Fullness”

An often quoted and known promise, yet do we understand what this brings forth?

If we be “in Christ” then we are not “of “ this world, we are merely “in” it. This by God’s design.

We can feel like we lack something in our lives,

This is because His Word holds all things together,

And we become fragmented when His Word wrapped in His love,

Loses its consistent cohesiveness in our expression of being.

Then our life weave begins to unravel.

We thus begin to feel fragmented, as it becomes intertwined with contrasting thread of this world.

To be “in” His Word, we must be “in” His love; reciprocating life.

The Living Word, Jesus, in the Father’s love, bearing Father’s heart, so we “in love”, with Him become the sound producing vibration of His Word, in real life, where we are and go.

Living, moving and having our being in fullness here on earth as in heaven.

Living not by physical bread alone, but by every word proceeding out of the mouth of God.

So then whatever you ask then of the Father in Jesus Name,

Will be fully granted because His Word is flowing out of you in purity. You become the living expression of His Word.

In every and in every day;

Thus we fulfill His commandment in keeping the royal Law;

Loving God with all of mind, soul and strength and loving all others as self. The love we extend is selfless and gives and multiplies as the Father gives and sustains us.

Thus speak to the mountains in your life and they will move.

Let it be on earth as it is in heaven.

Ask for the daily “manna” in your life

Be it because Jesus’ blood flows through your veins

His breath fills your lungs. This is “being in Him”.

Your life will be full and complete amidst trial and test.

Yes, there will be pain and discomfort because of a body of flesh.

However there is fullness of joy that transcends it all.

I can say “it is” worth it all because of what the process instills in me.

Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; “in Jesus”,

“All” things are added “as” we have need of them.

Now do you get the picture?

You don’t have to micromanage it, just “be” that which God declares that you are.

This “is” living – to love = living in abundant fullness.

As we “get this” shall not a new Hosanna arise from within us? Oh yes, most certainly this coming forth!

Now go and bless all that you meet and life will meet you the same.

Perfection in Love Fulfills All

How many struggle through life over supposed opinions that they perceive others hold over them? Or why do some dwell on “what was done to them” in their past and get stuck there unable to move forward with life at this moment? Why do we even allow such to matter or hold substance in our thoughts when the only thing that truly matters is that God has already established the foundation for all that is to remain fixed or established in the earth?

“Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. (Psalm 119:89,90 ESV) We have a more sure word of prophecy to speak into our lives.
So to allow one’s past to dictate to them who they are today seems rather foolish does it not? Why hang onto such? Why not place it at the foot of the Cross and let it go. What Jesus did at the Cross already has covered such

Jesus stated that the Kingdom of God already exists within us; a kingdom that cannot be shaken. “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” (Hebrews 12:28)

So how is it that we make allowances for the transient to prevail, direct and control our lives when all that matters and shall remain is that which God deems eternal and fixed within His Word?

“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”.

So let me ask you what really matters in your life? Are you allowing “vain imaginations” to “shake you up” in the transient circumstances and to take root? These then become strongholds that will keep you at a stalemate if you allow them to.

People are never your enemy nor are their actions directed toward you to ever determine who they are in your perception. The only response on your or my part is to love them as God loves them and that is without partiality. Forgiveness in love will cover a multitude of instances where we may fail to measure up in one another’s eyes. Love is always a pure choice. It is not a feeling or emotion subject to circumstances. Where it is with held from another, there forms a root of bitterness to take hold and one creates the consequences that follow.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty to which you are called to in Christ. Don’t give in and submit again to a yoke of bondage and slavery.

We can choose to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience that forms in our thoughts “before” it becomes a step that is taken. This is our obedience that makes our life complete. Do you realize what ” a sense of lack is? It is the sense of absence that surfaces where any part of our life is not allowed to be perfected in love. This realization is so simple yet it so readily alludes us, does it not?

Look at what is before your eyes. Live to love that you may fully live; will you thus choose? Love fully “as” you look and “before” you leap. When anyone measures themselves by another or compares themselves with another, they are without understanding. There is only one measuring stick or standard and that being what God has established in the heavens in His Word. This may we walk out fully in the earth.

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are”. May each of us choose to walk as a child of God; true to who we are in God’s eyes, as we walk out life with one another.

“Ubi Caritas; where Love and Heart do Meet”

Ubi Caritas, translated; what does this main in clarity and plainness of speech?Where charis of the heart and love are met, there God is in our very midst.
The love of Christ gathers us into one.

Let nothing separate the very communion that beckons and calls us together as one in Christ in this very hour. What shall separate us from the love of Christ? Why nothing can nor ever shall!

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV)

“Let us exalt Him, and in Him be joyful. Let us in awe and reverence fully embrace and love the living God with a whole heart and with every breath let us magnify His Holy Name. At the sound of His Name every knee bows and every tongue confess He is Lord unto the glory of God the Father.

And from a sincere heart let us love each other (and Him).

Where charity and love are, there God is.

Lest we in mind be divided, let us beware.
Let cease malicious quarrels, let all vain striving in conversation give way to the peace that passes all understanding.
And in the midst of us be Christ Jesus our Lord.

Where charity and love are, there God is.
Together also with the blessed may we see,
Gloriously, His countenance, O Christ Jesus, the exalted One.
A joy which is immense, and also approved beyond what the eye of man may see,
To His glory be. Behold the goodness of God!
Through infinite ages of ages, confirmed in every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, the Bread that comes down from heaven and to earth does touch.

What defends this precious jewel of the heart? “The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, as soon as your obedience is complete.
(2 Corinthians 10:5 Berean Study Bible)

To every Promise; for ever and ever, the Amen. This is a new day my friends, a new precedent is being set. We shall be forever changed and nothing shall be the same again. Be prepared to embrace a new mindset based upon the very heart of God.