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The Higher Way

Our Lord didn’t come to explain this world, but to reveal our Fathers world.

In this He reveals that our nature and His are in direct conflict, and in order to comply with our Fathers world we need a blood transfusion. A new DNA, one that is pure, humble, and founded in Love.
When He spoke from the Mountain, He was revealing a higher life form, His. And how we are able to enter it, this requires a birth from above. One that has nothing to to with gender, race, or humanity, but one that comes through our Fathers will.
In this we begin to awaken to His Way.

Matthew 5:3~9

Blessed the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Regardless of what we may think, the above verses are impossible for us to fulfill, and they require us to see our nature, and understand that it is, and always will be in rebellion to His Way, Truth and Life.

Our only hope is in death, death to our will, our perceptions, and our religious nature. This requires us to submit unto Him, and learn to live in and through His grace, which is His presence.

Today there is an ever heightening need for His nature to be expressed here in this earth. All in and though His grace, and His grace is more than sufficient for our vast needs. Our Lord provides us the ability to transcend our nature, and to be overcome by His Nature. From this we are empowered to live and express the above verses, all in His divine power, and to His glory.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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The Rock and rocks

Drop the rock, and Live in The Rock

John 8: 1~11

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives

. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?”

  

 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. 

   

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

  

 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 

 

 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.

  

 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 

 “No one, sir,” she said. 

  

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” 

 

I see community in these passages, the ugly truth, our common guilt, and our common hope.

 

We are all guilty of adultery, we have and more often that we care to admit commit this sin. We have been bought; we are the bride of Christ. We have pledged our faithful devotion to the One who Loves, and is Love.

 

Gut check time, how have we lacked in our commitment, how often have we jumped into the bed of sin? Sin is our nature, the ways of this age, we all are born in sin. It is only in a rebirth, a birth from above that we can become set free from our nature.

 

How often have we been the accuser, how often have we been in the woman’s sandals? How often have we been on both sides of this equation, at the same time? The truth is the truth, we have felt the white hot guilt, heard the voices of condemnation, even from within, “you just don’t measure up, look at yourself, who do you think you are?”

 

As she stood before Jesus, she knew her guilt. She knew without a doubt her fallen condition, she knew what was next. This was a common event, she has seen, or she had heard the talk around town. She was caught red handed. This was her future and she knew it, all according to the literal understanding of scripture. The letter of the law kills, but…

 

Imagine the fear, and then imagine Jesus’ words, followed by the sounds of rocks dropping. Rocks dropped not thrown. Then she stood before this man, and this was uncomfortable, His behavior had to increase her fear. He was just scratching something in the dust, not making eye contact. The moments had to seem like hours, and then He spoke.

“Woman, where are they?”  Her self-righteous judges had sulked away, and then she hears words spoken with authority, and grace. Her first experience with grace and truth had to have been life changing!

 

“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

 

May we see the rocks in our hands, and drop them. May we see our grace, and go and do likewise to others. May we see our ability, our proclivity to be both judge and sinner, and may we, “Go and leave your life of sin”.

 

What a Savior, unequaled then, and today, and for eternity, in  Jesus the Christ!

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
John 3:16~22

His command to “go and sin no more” was for her,and us to see the Light, and to submit ourselves to The Light. For it is only in Him that knew no sin that we can become a new creation. This is His calling, His Way into all Truth, and Life. We are to awaken to what Paul stated;

For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” Acts 17:28~31

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Uncategorized

 

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Unlimited 

Life in Abundance 

We are inherently limited in our ability to see what is set before us. We have been told that this life is framed by certain restrictions or limitations regarding our walk into our Lord.

This is a lie, and it’s time for us to enter into our Lord with the same zeal, the same openness, the same passion that He has for us. This is without question our greatest need at this hour. We must allow our Lord to speak to us, anointing our hearts and our hearing so we can be set free from what inhibits our walk, this is none other than our nature. This is why we have been given this command.
 

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” Deuteronomy 6:4, 5

What we are lacking is moving into the intent of this Word. Our nature is opposed to this, and regardless of how we think, it is true.

What we need is a new revelation, a new heart, one that is fully open to our Lord. One that is supple in His hands, so that He can move in and through us as He so deeply desires to do.

Whatever we’ve seen, understood or experienced in our walk must be considered as preparation for a new Day.

Paul expressed this elequently:

 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 

Philippians 3:10, 11

The greatest love we can express to our Lord is to follow in His footsteps, being and becoming conformed unto His death. Allowing Him to overcome our nature with His nature. This is our reasonable response to His love. No longer conformed to the world of Adam, and it’s rebellious chaos. And entering His rest. This is what the Sabbath portrayes, ceasing from our ways, and entering His nature in Spirit and Truth.

Our Lord is unlimited in ability, power and authority. He is wide open in His expression, inviting us to move into Him with our whole heart. Do not think this is only a future event, or allow any thinking to limit Him. For when we do, we effectively close the door to His ability to move in us.

This is all a matter of walking in His Faith.

“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest” John 4:35

The same Lord that instantly changed water to wine, healed the sick, and opened the eyes of the blind is active within His body today. We must move into His unlimited Nature and allow Him in His grace to conform us in His likeness and image.

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

John 4:23~25

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Moving into Life

There is a Way

Crossing Over is essential in our walk into our Lord, just as the nation of Israel moved into the land of Canaan, we today must cross over into a new world, one higher than we see with our natural eyes, one that we can only see through His eyes, the eyes of Faith.

The crossing of Jordan was symbolic for us to learn from. Our Lord led them out of their known world Egypt, through the wilderness. Teaching them He was, and is faithful in His provision. The crossing of Jordan moved them into a new realm, a land flowing with milk and honey, but they had to walk it out, walking in and through His Faith. The land also had foul spirits in it, and they, the Israelite’s were no match for the spiritual warfare they were to engage in.
He brought them into a land that was theirs by promise, but they were required to walk in Faith to obtain it. Jordan was a line of demarcation, moving from the wilderness into the land of promise, which symbolized Christ.

In Him, and He in us we find that He is the Way, the Way into Truth, Truth being another Word for reality, and in this reality we find the realm of Spirit which is another Word for Life. So by and in His Faith, we walk in the Way, abiding in His Truth, and seeing His Life becoming our life.This is through the work of the cross, and the separation of our soul and spirit. Heb.4:12

 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. John 3:13

Paul stated how he walked, seeing above or beyond the earthly realm into the realm of Spirit. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the Gospel of His Son. Romans 1:9.

It is in this realm of Spirit that we find the Kingdom, it is above the earth in every way.This is our Home. Although we may physically be on this earth, we can live and have our being from and in a realm higher. This is what it means to be in Christ.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Rise

Today is a New Day


Flesh and blood cannot see, nor enter the Kingdom of our Lord. We are born, deaf, dumb and blind, we are spiritual lepers.


What must die is our carnal mind, and the associated realms of seeing and expressing our thoughts of Christ and His Kingdom. We must have a fresh revelation, a new understanding.


We must be born again and again, a continuous cycle of coming and going. Leaving our current circumstances and moving higher in our lives in Christ. 


We are not what we think, this is vital to process! Our thinking is without question our greatest handicap, disability and hindrance. We are inclined to think of ourselves more highly than we should. Our thinking is squarely against our Lord and His Truth. 


Our hearts must be open unto our Lord and we must ask, seek and knock upon His heart and keep doing so. This is His will, and even if this seems unusual, it is none the less still true.


We must begin to see beyond our physical realm. We must begin to see and hear our Lord in a new way. “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.


Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18,19


When a kernel of wheat is planted, it springs forth from the earth and looks nothing like a kernel of wheat. What we are to become in our Lord is new, different, and alive in His Spirit.


I Corinthians 2:9~16


“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.


But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.


But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”


The mind of Christ is open for us to receive, to drink in and to abide within. This is our responsibility, our reasonable response to His grace and mercy. His ever beckoning call is for us to ascend in our understanding of Him. Never becoming stagnant, but ever moving as He leads us into all Truth. 


If we look at the world and our lives with our human lens in place we will not see what is hidden in plain view.

 

 Our Lord is ever present, we can here and now enter His Kingdom and walk as His ambassadors, channels for His essence, Spirit and Truth. In this we will rise above the strife, politics, debate and confusion of this fallen world.


Today if you hear His voice, our Lord is clearly expressing “come out of her my people”.


Today we can walk as He walked and express our Fathers nature in Spirit and Truth.


John 4:23, 24

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.


God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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When we have eaten…

How do we bless our Lord?

I’ve been going through Deuteronomy, and that we are to  bless our Lord. This can seem like a contradiction, yet with a little insight, we can indeed be a blessing unto our Lord.

Deuteronomy 8 is regarding our provision we have received in our wilderness, as our Lord leads us out of our Egyptian Babylon of bondage to false perceptions, and vain idols. He brings us into a spiritual wilderness. Here we are fed from above, tested, and begin to see that we have much to learn, appreciate, and  appropriate from our Lord. Here He clearly expresses our need to see a new way of life. Isaiah expresses this by saying;

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18, 19

In our wilderness walk, our Lord is proving He is abundantly capable to provide for us “meat in due season” as He opens our hearts to drink in of His abundant goodness.

“And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.” Deuteronomy 8:3

In this experience we begin to learn the unmatched value of hearing our Lord, allowing Him to move us from our old ways into Him, and to see that He indeed honors His Word; “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

In this shedding of our old ways we find His cleansing, washing us by His Living Word. While this may not be pleasant to our thinking, it is essential to our spirits.

“Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.” Deuteronomy 8:5

This process of cleansing is ongoing, we must accept that our nature is opposed to our Lord, and that we each have evil within us, this although unpleasant to our thinking, yet is none the less true. Remembering what Paul stated;

  “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19~21

We must understand Paul is speaking in spiritual language, one may think in their heart I’m not a ______________, or a _________, yet our human nature is filled with all of the above. This is why our Lord must chasten us, scourge us so that we can become a new creation.

In our walk through our inward wilderness our Lord brings us to see Him, and to begin a process of knowing Him, and beginning to love Him for the first time in Spirit and Truth. This is an eternal process, yet it can start here and now today.

“Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.” Deuteronomy 8:6~9

This is mystical language expressing the nature of our Lord, and His abundant goodness. His very lips described this;

“Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:7~11

As we begin to awaken to our Lord and His abundant goodness, we find the words of Isaiah to become alive in our heart.

“This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.” Isaiah 43:21

This is how we bless our Lord, all the while growing in our obedience to Him and His voice.

“Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:” Deuteronomy 6:3~6

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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“Have I not Commanded thee?”

Strength for the Walk

“Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,
Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them,to the children of Israel.”
Joshua 1:1~3

Joshua was about to embark on a sojourn that he wasn’t capable of accomplishing on his strength or understanding. If we were to stand in his place and here these same words spoken to us, our hearts would melt like wax. For we would know in our hearts that we couldn’t accomplish this task. Our Lord asks of us what we cannot accomplish, this is to get us outside of ourselves, our thinking or human strength. Grace is our only option, and for each day of our sojourn His grace is sufficient, this is a vital lesson for us to learn.

“Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
Joshua 1:3~5

Our Lord was speaking into Joshua’s spirit, he was hearing The Living Word, and from this he knew how to walk, how to see and how to hear, it was to trust in our Lord with his whole heart, and not to lean upon his understanding. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17

“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it the right hand or the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”  Joshua 1:6~8

Joshua had watched, listened and experienced the Lord moving in and through the Lords servant Moses. Now it was time, and new day for Joshua. Our Lord was very clear how Joshua was to walk, it was through Faith. Joshua heard The Word, and it also was in Faith that he drew the strength and wisdom to become a channel for our Lord to minister through.

This is exactly what our Lord is asking of us today, to learn form Joshua’s example and to remember this key point; “Then Peter opened mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” Acts 10:34, 35. What our Lord accomplished in and through Joshua, he can accomplish in and through us, our response of course is to walk as Joshua walked, by Faith in our Lord. Not human faith, but Faith of, and into our Lord.

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9

Our Lord came to fulfill the law, and to provide each of us the ability to walk in and through His strength. Today we must open our hearts for the walk into our Lord. Always moving, trusting, listening and opening our hearts to His Living Word. As we do we move higher, experience more of our Lords Life, and our hearts become stronger and stronger in His Faith.


“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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