“Boundary Lines that Limit Faith”

It seems that after about a week of time of time I am beginning to see some light at the end of a tunnel. A tunnel of uncertainty and one of simply waiting upon God for clarity to come. I stated in my last post “Transitioning Into True Transformation”, that there seems to be unfolding, a newly defined ministry by the mercies of God, through my current set of circumstances that I have not been able to fully see, let alone understand. Yet I do not lose heart. While it may seem that I am losing ground through the looking glass of my known perceptions, truly I am gaining new ground upon the precipice of new lands in frontier unknown to me. It does not fit inside any box of the familiar. There is no cookie cutter or mold by which to craft it. God is doing a new thing. I am merely saying “yes” as I step into a totally new and unknown frontier for me. I came across a post made by Frank Damazio a few days ago which states “Push the boundary lines that limit faith. Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.” This made me stop and ponder a few observations.

I always am and always shall be pushing on the limits of my level of faith. Those limits never leave me feeling comfortable. There is never a place in which I can arrive at and feel that I have “attained”. There shall always be “a next step” to take that will be calling me into “the uncomfortable”. Something I will have to contend and fight for. Faith is continually on the rise as the heat of the fire of God is increasing. Are you perhaps as well right sensing that you are fighting for unknown territory in your life right now? You “will” step into that as you realize that you are not in bondage. You are free! And why do I say that? Because “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1 ESV)

It is religious thinking that holds us back. We can become enslaved in a religious spirit and not even be aware of it. God is not distant and humanity does not need to “do anything” to draw His attention toward us. Christ’s love already totally fulfilled us in every sense at the Cross. There is nothing missing or lacking. Jesus already died to erase all of what we may perceive to be “in our way”. Whatever it is that we may be hanging on to, has already forgiven and paid for in Jesus’ name!

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. (John 10:10) “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:12-14) Jesus speaks here of greater works beyond what we believe to be possible to come through us.
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6 ESV)
He has already deposited gifting and talent within us that are beyond our own capabilities. So have you or I put any such on the shelf simply because we could not see any way through to proceed with it? I know I can say I have and I choose to pick it back up once again and dare to believe God for what I may feel is impossible. Saying “I don’t know how” is not something I can sit in any longer.

So what calls me forward in a bold act of faith? For me it is a matter of the measure of love behind that act. It is not based in ‘what is in it for me”, but rather to what degree am I compelled out of love to move toward that unknown, to touch the heart and life of another because “the love of Christ” compels me beyond my own desire?

I am not “needing to be loved” in order “to love”. I am infinitely loved and the ones I am drawn to, carry the same intrinsic value as I. My “unknown” does not need to meet anyone’s approval or measure up to anyone’s standard. It is God’s business, not mine. It is not I who seeks to be consulted; but rather it is ‘Christ in me” the hope of glory, who comforts all their affliction, and so that you or I may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5) My ongoing rise and fall tempest with my physical health on stormy seas interspersed with calm havens are nothing more than equipping for what lies ahead. Therein is increase so that others may also enter into that increase in their lives.

Therein I lose the fear of being humiliated, being despised, suffering rebukes or correction, being subjected to false statements, being forgotten, being ridiculed, being wronged or of being suspected. It is not about me, but rather it about about esteeming others’ above my own needs. I am fully met in the fullness of Jesus. It may not always feel as such and I may not be able to physically see “yet” much of anything, however perfect love casts out all fear.
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” (1 John 4:18 ESV)

Will you believe with me that that next person your or my life touches, the one we pray for, and our next act of worship will “tip the scales” to shake the ground of circumstance by releasing the power and presence of the One we carry within? Will we choose to walk in a radical love and live a radical life?

“The Trial and Testimony of Life”

Cast your bread upon the waters for you shall see it after many days. These words in today’s accompanying picture ring so true in me at this stage in life. True and steadfast is God’s promise unto me. I can hold true and align my life with His promise. Even though my body fail me over and over and time and time again. This morning in the midst of a constant rise and fall, I remain committed to stand faithful to His promise that the work He has begun in me will be completed in and by His hand. He is faithful to complete that work. Even though some of the people in my life let me down and circumstances come to kill, steal and destroy what I left in my hands to work with, my candle is not yet extinguished. “Faithful is that calls me who also will do it”.
(1 Thessalonians 5:4).

Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God. Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving. He builds up, He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He is abundant in power and his understanding is beyond measure. So we can thus glean from Psalm 47.

What does He take delight in when it it comes to essence of your life and mine?
His delight is not in the strength of the horse nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. (Christ in me; the hope of glory. I will glory only in the Cross). I choose to die daily and continually to all else.

He called and commissioned me to first and foremost preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. What else matters? All else in life serves around why I am here. How I show up is an illustration of such. I pour the the Living Word of God into the lives of others. This be my livelihood; my living hope. What is my life but as a vapor that appears but for a short and time and then to vanish away? For all my days are passed away: spending my years as a tale that is told. The days of my years may be threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and I fly away.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Psalm 90)

They that go down to the sea in ships; And occupy their business in great waters; These men see the works of the Lord: and his wonders in the deep. (Psalm 107:23)
Captivity in disease or adversity can be as dangerous and alarming as a dreadful tempest at sea; with a most natural and striking description of which we are here presented. Life can rise on the highest wave only then to be engulfed in it’s aftermath.

For he commands, and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up waves thereof.
Mounting up to the heavens, going down again to the depths; soul is melted in trouble. Reeling to and fro, and staggering like a drunken man, at my wit’s end,
I cry unto the Lord. And then and suddenly;

He brings me out of my distresses. He makes the storms to calm, so that the waves thereof be still; for a moment.
I am glad for “a moment” of quiet and calm. He offers a haven. Yet life cycles does it not in rise and fall? Yes, my life is as the rolling sea and I choose to ride the waves inspite of what it may seem. He is faithful. It does not matter what my five senses observe. It does not matter what I feel in my emotions.

Steadfast and faithful may I remain from commencement unto conclusion, unto the very end as I cross the finish line and draw my last breath in this race. I look unto my Jesus and into His eyes my gaze be affixed. In that day, Him I shall “fully” behold and see. As for now, the time being; I am simply a grandpa who has been so shown my Heavenly Father’s heart in such abundance that if if nothing else, may the remainder of my days serve as an example of a “father to the fatherless”. My charge and cry shall be “Give me my mountain”!, just as it was with Caleb of old. My promise land rests in “the unseen”. That is true faith that pleases God.
Faithful to the little and few placed into my stewardship and trust; great is the reward in the end. I live solely for that which is Eternal. Glory be unto God!

A Call to a Love of Extraordinary Expression

I request that you all hold me up in prayer consistently please at this time.

I fully intend to keep this blog moving forward to the extend that my physical well being allows. I have been extremely challenged this week in ways I never could have anticipated.

My illness has taken a turn for the worse unfortunately and I am believing God to see me through this. However I feel like my life is on a precipice at the moment and as the image that accompanies this post states; I do stand in trust. It is just getting a little scary and is stretching me in a way I have never been challenged. I am being asked to increase my measure of faith. I ask that you stand with me in this please if you can.

My mission and assignment which I believe God has given me is to write my entire journey out as I live it, to the very end. For me this is to be “completely transparent”. As I learn how to do this I believe that God is trying to accomplish something in the body of Christ right now that my situation has a role in to illustrate in real life. That is all I sense that I should say about it at this juncture.

I have a strong conviction and desire to follow the Word of God the best I can. For some reason, though it’s my own personal life that I share in my blog and postings, it can strike a nerve in some. This results in misunderstandings sometimes and communication breaks down. Some misunderstand my strong backbone and boldness in this walk and tenacity to remain transparent no matter what. My motivation is to truly reflect God’s heart beyond the means and manner that is normally conducted. This makes some of you uncomfortable at times I sense.

This can be perceived as being abrasive and harsh however this can be due to the mere perception on the part of others and is not my intention. I am a very loving and caring person at heart and believe in walking in the fruits of the Spirit
(Galations 5:22,23).

Although I don’t get it 100% right, and who does, my life perhaps convicts some of their own inadequacies and shortcomings. Offences can arise and hearts may wax in and out of growing cold because of perceived hurt. Then some find it easier to be evasive and isolate themselves from the person they took offence with. Instead of talking it out in love and gentleness they do the “silent treatment and carry a bitter spirit in their heart. So may we pursue loving and healing communication please? May we keep pressing on? We don’t need to see our defense emotions reacting, but rather let it be hearts that respond in loving and willing compassion. What needs to be highlighted is our continuous peace and a “never give up” spirit prevailing in spite of “come what may”.

Kingdom-mindedness keeps the mind on God’s business.

Let’s appreciate what we have while we have it. Please don’t allow the beauty to be diminished that is cloaked inside of adversity. Open your hearts to the message that may be found therein. Appreciate God’s blessing; the beautiful connection and gift that you may get to establish and have with another person while the opportunity is before you to do so; before you find yourself wishing that you had. Not everyone, and the connection that you can or may be able to experience with them, is replaceable. Sometimes precious treasure is only recognized after it is has been missed; here momentarily and fleeting as a butterfly in a meadow of floral beauty. Do you get the picture I am endeavoring to illustrate? Please listen for the message from the heart that is behind these words this morning. I simply wish to finish my course with joy and know that the hearts for it was designed accomplished it’s full measure to the finish line.

We only have today my friends. Lets make the most of that.
I am deeply thankful to be able to share with you all an extraordinary gospel through the love of Jesus Christ. My love through and out of His love is quite radical and I believe God is asking you to open your heart to the possibility that his plan is for this to become the norm and it begins with his sons and daughters and that leaves no one out. God loves all just the same all the time. This is the heart of my message. May we run the race of life well. May God bless you.

P.s: I welcome your comments especially now as they flow into the process of writing this story. If you wish to correspond with me directly you may do so at brianjm777@gmail.com. Thank you.

Cultivate A Radical Love

When Jesus said “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself”, what is He thus declaring to us? He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die, yes, however I sense it carries a deeper meaning within that context.

I sense that if today you and would come into intimate communion with Him in our relationship, allowing room in our heart for the Father’s love to fill and envelop the trappings and distractions of our lives, then the business that occupies a bulk of our time and energy may begin to take secondary status in the light of God’s goodness. It would reflect into all of our relationships in life. “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23)

The cross is the demonstration of the fullness of His love for us.
The question I ask you is; will you love like the Father?
You may not like that question because it takes us off our agenda. It means we then care about others’ stories. I have to care about where others go. It means we care about what God is doing in others’ lives not necessarily confined to being within the church but in every moment outside of the walls thereof; where life meets us daily.

When loving like the Father is our agenda, it doesn’t matter what shows up in front of us because our agenda doesn’t change; it always stays the same.
Jesus encourages us to go beyond our natural instincts. If you learn to love like God loves you will become like your heavenly Father. It doesn’t matter how people or situations show up or appear or what they bring, or how their lifestyle has been; you will love them the same because the Father does. By nature we tend to discriminate rather than affiliate. Loving from the Father’s love changes that radically.

You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)
Perfection is “not” loving from your actions. You may act loving but that’s not loving. You may say the right things, giving of yourself and even sacrifice of your life and it still may not be done in love. It may be done out of obligation because Jesus commands us to love.
May I encourage us to walk in is a love which flows from the Spirit of God
inside of us. You “will” love from a supernatural love whereas by leaning on “your ability” to love then you will likely fall short.

This is what it is truly to be a child of God. It has nothing to do with our worship, your gifting, abilities, healing, etc. A child of God loves like God. It’s not what you can do for Jesus, it’s how you can be as Jesus.

Only God’s love can transform your situation which may seem quite beyond can be hope of a ready resolution. Only God’s love will change this nation and this world we live in.

May you love from the Father’s heart. If you can’t seem to do that then sit in
front of your Father at the foot of the cross until you get His heart. This is the purpose of the cross. Take it up and follow after Jesus. Your burdens be heavy whereas His are light. He bears the yoke so you don’t have to. Co-operate with his Spirit and live in the joy thereof.

“The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” (John 12:32-36)

Walk in the light of the countenance of His Spirit. Walk in the light as He is the Light of the world and in Him so are you and I.

So may Jesus be thus lifted up in our lives and all people will be drawn to Him. All may not receive Him however they are drawn to the light. What they choose then charts their destination in life but they will have been offered the opportunity. God’s only agenda is to have His love shed abroad in every heart and then reflected unto those of yet others. Multiplication. The gospel of the kingdom is to be shared in every place, and even in every dark corner of this earth and then the end of this world as we know it in it’s present state shall come and Jesus physically returns all things are to be made new again in His Presence. As we further explore the end times that will be content for upcoming blogs. Just keep taking one more step beyond your comfort zone. Remember? Just keep moving. If you are standing still then you are going backwards. Okay, just a little refresher to cap this off today. God bless you in your new found endeavors.

So now it seems you have a better picture of what a child of God is in the eyes of the Father. It is simple; love as He loves.

Loving Free of Limitation

As I continue on in in sharing and expounding from what I sense to be a revelation from God that He has been giving me in addressing His end time church which I believe He is calling forth to step up and into the true identity that He has deposited within each and every one of us; I must pause and ponder what He is saying to me at this moment.

At this point, this morning I physically stand as it were on a precipice. My physical body continues to to grow weaker and decline with more compromised complications. I shall not reiterate the details thereof. Simply put, I remain a medical mystery quickly dismissed by the medical community and due to that some people in my life as well don’t take this and me serious because I apparently don’t fit within the frame of reference of my doctors or their opinions. I endeavor to not take this personally however I am human and thus have my shortcomings.

If you want to know of what I refer to, then it can be found within my previous blog posts; mainly my last few over recent days. At the moment I am for the most part confined to my work space here in my home which is my office from which I execute the assignment my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has commissioned me to carry out. Namely that is to continue to journal and post the story I am walking out and to get my first book which lays out that story published and shared. My hope is to do so daily, however I don’t quite always meet that intention so I produce as I am able in the grace God gives me. I request and trust that those of you who can at least in part understand; please keep the prayers coming. I intend to finish my course and cross the finish line no matter how that ends up looking. I can only imagine that day when I fully enter into the joy of my Lord and Savior. I just want to assist as many of you as I can to do the same and that is to finish the race and to do so “well done” as a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

I face and am learning to deal with some of the criticism that comes from a world that does not understand the kingdom of God and how the Father intends for that to come forth in a time such as this. There is a spirit of judgement and condemnation prevalent within the church generally across the board. I am here to help break that off and in order to do so requires steps to expose it for what is. I pray you will receive what I shall be bringing forth in love. I pray you will receive the words that are behind the words that I speak and write. Word from the heart of God that venture from the written form and expand into the “rhema” and “zoe” aspect of communicative revelation. I minister primarily from this realm and so trust that God, through His process unveils His intention and truth and these will be conveyed. So please bear with me and I hope you will patiently stay with me and continue on this journey.

For as I received from the Lord what I am delivering to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me”.
He spoke from his physical body by way of example to reflect His body as a whole on the spiritual level, which is issued in the heavenly realm so that it may be given life to be expressed in the physical realm; here on earth as it is in heaven”. You and I are and therefore constitute “that body”. What I am endeavoring to to do is to illustrate “relationship” from God’s perspective in hopes that we may begin to see one another in this light.

What I want you to see is that Jesus’ body was broken or sacrificially rendered and given on the Cross so that our body first metaphorically then in pursuant response may be “broken” and in and thorough our relationship with Jesus to the extent that our “focus on self” is melted into His Presence and slowly dissolves. Then we are compelled by such an ineffable love that is beyond what our minds can conceive yet our heart can render, when consumed by “His love”, that we render our body, soul and spirit to be fully broken and rendered sacrificially in Jesus “and” consequently to one another. Is this hard medicine for you to receive? I sense some of you may get really messed up in your emotions before all is said and done. This is going to the core of my being as well. I will only write and speak what I am first willing to walk out myself. So I pray you don’t opt out. Please stay the course if you can. It is the hardest thing most of us will humanly face in this life my friends and is as real as it gets. We are in this together, like it or not not. This is what Jesus was illustrating in in His prayer for us in John 17. If you haven’t sat with that then please take time to do so. Take a moment now to breath; as it hurts my flesh to say what has to be said and I do so totally in love.

Right now I am literally experiencing a measure of this love beginning to open that is trying to break out of me as a river of living water. I am slowly endeavoring to unveil this in illustration to you. This is “the treasure” that is wrapped inside of some the pain, sickness, infirmity, and atrocities that perhaps has been or is erupting in your lives as well. As you harbor and shield hurt, shame and pain from other members of His body then you are actually containing those emotions in the gall of bitterness which will in time physically consumes your physical temple and results in the end of it’s physical expression. We all experience the physical death of our body eventually however we “can” have that be in a gentle completion winding down of closure that unfolds in the beauty and grace of a loving and peaceful full surrender. A song of love sung and offered unto the heart of one another.

So let me say this; you are doing yourself no service to keep the details of life that have hurt you and rendered you in expression of body and soul “broken”, sealed up in “self imposed privacy”. Please hear me out here. God may give you an avenue to release a burden a you cannot carry alone. You never meant to carry “anything” alone. You choose to isolate and keep it to yourself? It will consume you like a cancer. Trust me on that I know. What is going on in my body right know is perhaps being allowed through God’s design to unfold the way it is to be a living epistle to known and read of all men. Disease and the fallout thereof is perhaps the result of containment of unresolved issues delivered to you and I illustrate life. So life has brought you injustice? Indeed it may have, however may I now take you to a lesson Jesus gave us on this very elemental aspect of “life” and how and why it shows up the way it does.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. ’But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:43-38 ESV)

This lesson is not about your holiness or perfection of who you are. It “is” about encouraging the church to be “like their father”. The Father is a loving Father. He loves “everyone” equally. You are no different than any unbeliever you cross on the street. You are no different than anyone else that drives the same roads you do. God loves ALL exactly the same way. His attitude is the same toward His best friend as as toward His perceived enemy. You must allow yourself to be perfected as your Father is perfect. Will we love like him? God’s love pursues outside of “our friends”. We tend to “discriminate” rather than “affiliate”. God pours His love equally. Radical love that knows no end. Perfecting is loving from the heart “as God does”. There are to be no boundaries. So why do we impose such limitations on ourselves? We always have access to loving others, yet do we make excuses as to why we cannot? Every battle we face seeks to ensnare us in self focus. It is natural for us to “categorize” the people that cross our paths and enter our lives. Such as “believers, unbelievers, saved and unsaved, mature and immature. spiritual and not spiritual, theist or atheist, or by denominations or religious or non religious. There is no “us and them”. Do you see how many ways and means we naturally tend to seek to separate and isolate ourselves from one another when all God sees are His sons and daughters? Why do you and I tend to see differently? I have much more to expound on this and I shall with each blog post until God says I’m done.

I do attest to one thing which I will state right now. As I walk out what I am teaching and sharing here in application then I believe God has a healing in my body that shall unfold to the extent that I shall see at least some of the dreams he has given me to achieve in this life come fully to fruition. Much of what I sense by what is felt in my body and in imposition to be to a standstill leads me to sense that my body is dying. I believe it is. However turning in true repentance at God’s loving rebuke can transform my entire life. I sense the same will be true for some of you.

Some of you have shared your humanly impossible “situations” privately with me, seeking prayer for God’s resolution. I wonder how people who I hardly know and certainly have little knowledge of as to what they have gone are led to seek me out as someone who maybe can hear and help them get answers. As I take this before God, what I am sharing with you here this morning keeps staring me in the face. We are all in this together my friends. If we can love as God loves, then the the kingdom of God comes into manifestation and heaven touches earth. I have been blessed along the way in life in recent days with how examples of living under open heavens can be experienced. For such a time as this as I find myself in my physical state of being that waxes and wanes, I must multiply into the lives of others what God has poured into me. However that shows up, therein I am content and give thanks unto God as in Christ I have the victory. I am a child of God and so are you and perhaps together we discover more of what that truly means.

”In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (the above drawn from: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 ESV)

The new covenant is in His blood. Jesus paid it all and fulfilled it all to free us from living under the law of sin and death. Are you and I willing to drink from His cup? Do it in remembrance of His sacrifice. To partake of his body is to discern that body which leaves no one out as we have begun to look at this morning. Consider Jesus and let us fully consider one another in the countenance of His love and may we discover what it is to live in that loving embrace; with him and with each other. It is all by his grace which is always sufficient to walk out what He gives and allows into our lives in order to bring us into the fullness of his love.

The Divide over the Heart of Humanity

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?”
(Hebrews 12:5-7)

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.
(Hebrews 12:25-29)

Is the cross enough for you? Is it everything to you? This I ask that you answer in your heart today.

Going Beyond in the Father’s Promise

​Good​ Morning my dear faithful and fellow readers​! Today we come to a turning point in the road being Febuary 22. 2018. That in itself bears great significance. As this day unfolds perhaps you will begin to discover “the why” as to its significance. The second month, the twenty-second​ day and I approached the writing of this piece at 2:22 AM. There are no coincidences.

I am shifting the focus of this blog today as we have been peering into the looking glass as it were, into the very nature of the love of loves; the nature of, and the ingredients it consists​ of.

From one heart unto the Heart of Hearts, and back again. From and between you and I unto the King of Kings and then back again. This is a reciprocal love; never to be one side-sided or self-centered​. It is to be fully extended and freely given and is to be exchanged​ time and time again, endlessly; may you see. This transcends the expanse of all time as we currently know or understand or it.

The shift in focus I speak of is, from one of “the nature” of this love, to the very “application thereof”, to everyday real life, where the wheels touch the road as it were.

Where are we going with this? Where is the Body of Christ going in relationship to Jesus and to each other? God has been speaking to me for months and especially the last few weeks concerning this and I discover that He is having me write unto you as a very expression of His heart at this moment, in which we experience​ as time. He is timeless, whereas in human form we choose​ to measure time in the manner that we do. This is merely my perspective of what I believe God is speaking, yet in that process, I yield to the direction and leading of His Holy Spirit to put these words into expression upon this page.

I have in the last few days sensed this message coming into view and taking shape and so here we are this morning, depending on where you are in this world, the time of day in which you read this may differ or vary.

My soon-to-be business mentor, to whom I was introduced to the other day, stated that she was bringing to me a “linchpin” as it were that keeps the wheel going around. What is a “linchpin” exactly and how does it apply here? Simply put, it is;
1. A person or thing vital to an enterprise or organization.
“regular brushing is the linchpin of all good dental hygiene”
2. A pin passed through the end of an axle to keep a wheel in position.
Merriam-Webster’s states as follows; 1. A locking pin inserted crosswise (as through the end of an axle or shaft)
2. One that serves to hold together parts or elements that exist or function as a unit, the linchpin in the defense’s case.

In essence, it is the pin that keeps the wheel on the hub and all the spokes in alignment. The glue that holds everything together.

Let us look to the Word of God for a moment, drawing from Colossians 1:11-20.
“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy.

May we give thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.

Through Jesus, we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins; The Preeminence of Christ.

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 they be thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created through him and for him.

He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.

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”.

Now allow me to illustrate in a real-life​ example if I may, using my vivid and what some feel to be “a little bit eccentric” imagination, an example of unconditional and agape love as Jesus wishes us to understand that we may truly and fully know and experience​ Him as He truly is. This is figuratively and yet actually unfolding in my life, in a way right now. It is between myself and a scout agent that brings talent together between​ the actors, writers and casting, namely director or producer of a film in creation. I am a screenwriter who she believes has a sales pitch I wish to run by her.

I actually have not approached her to “pitch anything”. I am approaching her to present potential revelation into a relationship, thereby inviting development into the potential of God’s divine purpose and appointment. One between her and myself. It could be a friend-to-friend consultation as she and I go back 20 years. It could be a business proposal and to take it to the next level even a marriage proposal. When I love, I do so fully with no conditions and no strings attached. Jesus loves me in this way so I choose to love others the same. Well, I am working on that anyway! Where does God wish to go with this? I have placed this entirely into God’s hand. I am merely one piece of the conduit through which He desires to move.

Anyway, I contact her and request a meeting over a cup of coffee. This is all over ​text message. She indicates a willingness to meet and offers me a couple of days and times, that are available. I reply that I am available for either and to just select the time and place and I will be there. I receive no response. I repeat and reiterate and still; no response. Hmmm; what is up with that? This has been going on for well over a week. I am not disappointed​ or taking it personally but merely wonder why there is no follow-through. This has occurred previously over the last year as well a couple of times. I find this to be a trend not only with her but with others in my life from time to time as well.

Let us quickly encapsulate where I am going with this. Many of us play out this dance with our relationships in varying forms. It can be in meeting new contacts, friend to friend, business partners or potential-to-be or existing marriage​ partners.

Why are some of us hesitant to let go and freely love one another without conditions being set in place? Are we afraid to allow the walls we have erected to come down? What if we, in our hearts, truly desire to love one another freely but something is making us apprehensive to allow ourselves to release the barriers that reveal a sense of fearing vulnerability​? So we avoid and make evasive maneuvers to avoid coming together truly or fully so we often resign to go it alone.

Is this why we fail to build cohesive teamwork in our lives? Remaining disconnected are we to remain isolated from one another? Can a new contact instill in us a fear of becoming friends? Can friend-to-friend-connection experience fear of entering​ a partnership, business or otherwise? Do potential or existing business partners fear deeper relationships that go beyond doing business? (I do mean within respecting the honor and integrity within the relationship) Are we afraid to get personal? Does getting intimate present challenges to us?

I am not implying anything improper either. What I am implying is to be open-faced with one another; that a greater glory has a chance to manifest in between. We seem to see now through a glass darkly and the change in this blog is to illustrate that we come and behold one another face-to-face. Are you open to continue with me? I seem to be venturing into being fearless in my faith. Do you wish to come with me?

Then let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith. I close with the words of a piece of music written by Charles​ Wesley. I modernized the wording so we may take these words to heart more readily. Will you open to the possibilty that stands before you and I in this expansive moment? Look at your relationship with Jesus and with the others in your life in light of the message portrayed​ here. God Bless.

Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of Heav’n to earth come down;
Fix in us your humble dwelling;
All your faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, You are all compassion,
Pure unbounded love, You are;
Visit us with Your salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.
Breathe, O breathe Your loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast!
Let us all in You inherit;
Let us find that second rest.
Take away our bent to sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith, as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.
Come, Almighty to deliver,
Let us all Your life receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Nevermore Your Presence leave.
May we always You be blessing,
Serving You as Your hosts above,
Pray and praise You without ceasing,
Glory in Your perfect love.
Finish, then, Your new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see Your great salvation
Perfectly restored in You;
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in Heav’n we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before You,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.