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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Tent of Meeting and Relationships

“Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there; and the land was subdued before them.” ~ Joshua 18:1

 

This verse is powerful, the land that is subdued is our hearts, this is a result of meeting ‘The Man with a Drawn Sword’.
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Submitting to His Rule/Scepter.

In this submission Adam is subdued,in a manner like the inhabitants of Canaan were subdued. This is the inward Kingdom being established.

We then sojourn to Shiloh and the “Tent of Meeting”, or the “assembly of the sons” we see the corporate body of Christ gathering in Spirit and Truth before the Lord. From our submission, He is more open to us, as we are more open to Him, this is the win/win scenario, a repeating cycle where the more we are subdued, the more we see, and the cycle repeats. This is where our will and the Lords will are being forged as one, and in this we are beginning to see the unmatched beauty of oneness, and His perfect will.

All that led to this gathering can be summed up in Trust becoming established. It is Trust that we sojourn out of Egypt, follow the Lord as He walks with us, parting the Red Sea before us, allowing for our separation from the enemy that pursues us, and walking through the desert gathering the manna from heaven daily.

As we embrace Him, we find the work of the cross, and the meaning behind this verse:

“Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us”
 ~ Hosea 6:1

 

To embrace all that is before us, and to be gather in Spirit at Shiloh we find there is deep value in this verse:

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.”

~ Proverbs 3:5,6

His grace that enables us to Trust and obey as He opens our hearts to His perfect will. This becomes are greatest joy, to yield to our Lord and see the beautiful relationships that develops from this.

 

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” ~ John 10:27

There are no substitutes for Trust and obedience, this is the Lords Love language.
 

In the realm of the Tent of Meeting we are walking in a realm that previously was not seen, or experienced by us, and it holds deep meaning to the Lord and to us. For it is here we meet the Lord on His terms and rejoice in His presence.

 

“You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
~ John 4:22~24

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Shiloh

with: Roger Dixon

Shiloh can be described as; The Kingship of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, pertaining to the Scepter or Rod of authority.

 

Joshua 18

1: Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at Shiloh, and set up the tent of meeting there; and the land was subdued before them.

3: So Joshua said to the sons of Israel, “How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?

8: Then the men arose and went, and Joshua commanded those who went to describe the land, saying, “Go and walk through the land and describe it, and return to me; then I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh.”

9: So the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities in seven divisions in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.

10: And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD, and there Joshua divided the land to the sons of Israel according to their divisions.

Today the Promise Land is open, may we take the example found in Joshua and move forward under His Lordship to explore all that is before us.

“that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
so that Christ may dwell into your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” ~ Ephesians 3:16~19

 We must Come to Shiloh

We begin to see this as instrumental in understanding Jesus Christ, and the beauty of His Lordship. Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at Shiloh”,along with Paul’s statement “may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth” this Land/Christ  is open before us, and we are given the invitation to explore to know and to see the beauty of this Land “and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”

Walk Through the Land

Gen. 13

14 ¶  The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;

15  for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your descendants forever.

16  “I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth, so that if anyone can number the dust of the earth, then your descendants can also be numbered.

17  “Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.”

18  Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the LORD.

The separation of Abraham from Lot was one of many separations God wrought in his life. After the separation, God told Abraham to lift up his eyes and look. This has deep spiritual connotations. Lifting up our eyes infers spiritual sight. Abraham was told to look from the place he was standing. He was to look northward, southward, eastward, and westward. All that Abraham could see was promised to him by God.

After Abraham lifted up his eyes and beheld the land that God was giving him, he was told to arise and walk through the length and breadth of the land. Centuries later Joshua gave the same command to the children of Israel as they prepared to possess their inheritance (Joshua 18).

8  Then the men arose and went, and Joshua commanded those who went to describe the land, saying, “Go and walk through the land and describe it, and return to me; then I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh.”

9  So the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities in seven divisions in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.

There is a common thread in these two accounts of Abraham and Joshua. After Abraham was commanded to walk through the land, verse 18 says he moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre. He built an altar to the Lord there. Once Abraham had looked upon the land and had been commanded to walk through it, he moved his camp. This is significant. Spiritually, we could say that as God gives us the vision of our inheritance, we take initiative and move from our camp. Just as the separations in Abraham’s life were real, so was his initiative to walk through the land. It is the same with us. We see this played out centuries later when God, through Joshua, commands Israel to walk through the land and describe it, and eventually take possession of it. The land did not just fall into their hands. They had to TAKE it. This is the meaning of appropriation. First, we behold by revelation our inheritance, and then by faith, we possess it.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Jesus Christ, Shiloh, Zion

 

Hagar and Sarah

Drive out the Maid and Her Son

There is a constant need for discernment, of knowing the difference between the Ishmael and Isaac. These two realms are in constant conflict, that which is religious and soul based seen as Ishmael, and that which is free and from above seen as Isaac. We must understand that the religious will mock the free. This plays out inwardly and outwardly, and only the Truth can separate or distinguish between the two, and only the Truth can set us Free. This is clearly outlined in the Lords command to Abraham.

Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.

Therefore she said to Abraham, “Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac.”

The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son.

But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.

“And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant.” Genesis 21:9~13

Paul addressed this as he was constantly in conflict with those whom saw themselves as the sons of Abraham, yet in truth that were bonded to a false belief system. This must be seen inwardly and outwardly.

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.

But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise.

This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar.

Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.

But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.

For it is written, “REJOICE, BARREN WOMAN WHO DOES NOT BEAR; BREAK FORTH AND SHOUT, YOU WHO ARE NOT IN LABOR; FOR MORE NUMEROUS ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE DESOLATE THAN OF THE ONE WHO HAS A HUSBAND.”

And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.

But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

But what does the Scripture say? “CAST OUT THE BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR THE SON OF THE BONDWOMAN SHALL NOT BE AN HEIR WITH THE SON OF THE FREE WOMAN.”

So then, brethren, we are not children of a bondwoman, but of the free woman. “

~ Galatians 4:22~31

Today we must seek understanding to truly determine which realm we are living from, this requires discernment, and humility. We must daily see the need to cast out the inward Ishmael, and embrace the promise son Isaac/Christ.

Just as the Jews of Paul’s days were sincere, yet they were none the less in bondage to a false system, they worshiped in vain. Just as Ishmael mocked Isaac, the false system today mocks those who are found in Jerusalem from above.

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:21

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Naomi/Mara/Naomi

Without Naomi there isn’t a Ruth

The story of Ruth has deep significance to us, it’s a beautiful image of seeking the Lord, and submitting to His will. There is much to see here regarding the Ruth and Boaz, yet there is another story within the story, and that is of Naomi, for if it were not for her the story of Ruth would not exist. Naomi’s story is filled with pain, suffering, hope, promise, deliverance, and reward.

Naomi due to circumstances beyond here control moved from her homeland to a foreign land due to a famine. She left with a husband and two sons, later her sons marry, and she gains two daughters. As the story progress she first looses her husband, and then later her sons. What was intended to alleviate her suffering, ended up costing her deeply. Thus she decides to return to her homeland, and her two daughters start the journey with her. Naomi speaks to them with compassion.

 “Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the LORD had visited His people in giving them food.

So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.

And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the LORD deal kindly with you as you have dealt with the dead and with me.

“May the LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept.”  ~ Ruth 1:6~9

The focus of Naomi to her daughters was for them to remarry to find a husband from their homeland.

“And they said to her, “No, but we will surely return with you to your people.”

But Naomi said, “Return, my daughters. Why should you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?

“Return, my daughters! Go, for I am too old to have a husband. If I said I have hope, if I should even have a husband tonight and also bear sons,

would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters; for it is harder for me than for you, for the hand of the LORD has gone forth against me.” ~  Ruth 1:10~13

There is deep meaning to the words of Naomi, she was a woman acquainted with grief and sorrow, she understood the Lords hand was upon her, and was urging her daughters to separate from her, and sought a blessing for them if they were to return to their homeland. Naomi is a woman with insight, experience, and a level of understanding of the Lord.

Ruth sets her heart to follow Naomi, not knowing the land they were to travel to, or the outcome. For Ruth to do so, to cleave to Naomi as she did was due to what she saw in Naomi, and this was a relationship with the Lord. This is why she was willing to walk away from all she knew for the journey to know the Lord. This is expressed in her statement “where you go, I go”.

“And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

Then she said, “Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.

“Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the LORD do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me.”

When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.” ~ Ruth 1:14~18

Much has been said about Ruth’s conviction and rightly so, yet there is much to glean from this story as we look into the significance of Naomi. Naomi represents a person of faith, trust, obedience and love, all bound to the Lord. This is the key to this story, and its outcome.

The two return to Naomi’s homeland, and she is recognized by the women of the village.

“So they both went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was stirred because of them, and the women said, “Is this Naomi?”

She said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

“I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has witnessed against me and the Almighty has afflicted me?”

Naomi returned, and with her Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, who returned from the land of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.” ~ Ruth 1:19~22

The women saw her as Naomi, yet she regarded herself as Mara, there is great depth to this.
Naomi indicates pleasant, lovely, delightful, Mara indicates bitter weeping, troubled. “”I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty.” Naomi was in the Lords hands, and what was being removed from her is what is removed from us, our self will, treasures, and relationships through our fallen nature. This seems brutal to our soul, yet in the Lords hands there is hope, we must trust in His will.

“Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.” ~ Ruth 2:1

The story is well told of Ruth and her work in the fields, yet we must keep in mind that this was the wisdom of following Naomi’s advice, and the fruit borne from this action.

Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?

“Now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight.

“Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.

“It shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do.”

She said to her, “All that you say I will do.”

So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. ~ Ruth 3:1~6

The advice of Naomi is acted upon, and from this the relationship between Ruth and Boaz is established. Here we see the mystical language of the bride of Christ coming before her Bridegroom, and the resulting Love and devotion displayed by Ruth’s actions. From this Boaz redeems Ruth, and becomes her husband. The fruit of this union produces a son.

“Moreover, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased will not be cut off from his brothers or from the court of his birth place; you are witnesses today.”

All the people who were in the court, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem.

“Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the offspring which the LORD will give you by this young woman.”

So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. ~ Ruth 4:10~13

 

 
From this there is something deeply beautiful for us to see, the wisdom and dedication of Naomi yields tremendous fruit.

Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a redeemer today, and may his name become famous in
Israel.

“May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.

 The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi!” So they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David. ~ Ruth 4:14~17 
From this action the linage of our Lord is established, and there is much to gain from the story of Naomi.The beauty of obedience can never be overstated, Ruth pictures this, and although Naomi lost much, she was rewarded greatly for her perseverance, trust, and Love of the Lord. This verse is profound: “May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”.

Ecc_7:8  The end of a matter is better than its beginning; Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.

┼┼à LLELUJAH

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Joseph and Benjamin

The Beauty of Relationships

The story of Jacob and his sons finding grain to sustain them during a famine in their homeland is filled with depth for us today. One of the beautiful stories within the story is the relationship of Joseph and his younger brother Benjamin. Keeping in mind Joseph had not seen his brother for many years, yet his words convey the love he has for Benjamin.

“Now the famine was severe in the land.
And when they had eaten the grain that they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go again, buy us a little food.”
But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’” Genesis 43:1~3

Israel had directed his sons to return to Egypt to buy more grain, and Judah is explaining to his father why Benjamin must travel with them on the return trip. In this Judah reveals that ‘the man’ was the one who asked if there were any other brothers back with their father. Israel’s concern was he had already lost Joseph, and Simeon was being held captive.

But Judah said to him, “The man solemnly warned us, saying, ‘You shall not see my face unless your brother is with you.’

If you will send our brother with us, we will go down and buy you food.

But if you will not send him, we will not go down, for the man said to us, ‘You shall not see my face, unless your brother is with you.'”

Israel said, “Why did you treat me so badly as to tell the man that you had another brother?”

They replied, “The man questioned us carefully about ourselves and our kindred, saying, ‘Is your father still alive? Do you have another brother?’ What we told him was in answer to these questions. Could we in any way know that he would say, ‘Bring your brother down’?” Genesis 43:4~7

So the brothers return to Egypt with Benjamin and this makes a vast difference in the eyes of Joseph.

Genesis 43

16  When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his house steward, “Bring the men into the house, and slay an animal and make ready; for the men are to dine with me at noon.”

The brothers had previously met with Joseph, and he had requested they return with their other brother. There is something unique about Benjamin, his relationship to Joseph is in the natural a given, yet his presence triggers action from Joseph. Something is different about Benjamin.

17  So the man did as Joseph said, and brought the men to Joseph’s house.

18  Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for slaves with our donkeys.”

19  So they came near to Joseph’s house steward, and spoke to him at the entrance of the house,

20  and said, “Oh, my lord, we indeed came down the first time to buy food,

21  and it came about when we came to the lodging place, that we opened our sacks, and behold, each man’s money was in the mouth of his sack, our money in full. So we have brought it back in our hand.

22  “We have also brought down other money in our hand to buy food; we do not know who put our money in our sacks.”

23  He said, “Be at ease, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; I had your money.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.

24  Then the man brought the men into Joseph’s house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys fodder.

25  So they prepared the present for Joseph’s coming at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat a meal there.

26  When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.

27  Then he asked them about their welfare, and said, “Is your old father well, of whom you spoke? Is he still alive?”

28  They said, “Your servant our father is well; he is still alive.” They bowed down in homage.

Here is the reuniting of Joseph and Benjamin, and a blessing is expressed.

29  As he lifted his eyes and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother’s son, he said, “Is this your youngest brother, of whom you spoke to me?” And he said, “May God be gracious to you, my son.”

30  Joseph hurried out for he was deeply stirred over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; and he entered his chamber and wept there.

The spirit of Benjamin triggered a deep response in Joseph, it caused him to weep with tears of joy, and gratitude. This is exactly what happened when Jesus and Mary met outside the tomb of Lazarus.
31  Then he washed his face and came out; and he controlled himself and said, “Serve the meal.”

Benjamin’s presence was a blessing to the rest of his brothers, and the meal was served.

32  So they served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is loathsome to the Egyptians.

33  Now they were seated before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another in astonishment.

34  He took portions to them from his own table, but Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as any of theirs. So they feasted and drank freely with him.

Joseph sought out Benjamin just as the Lord seeks His sons, and when they are united in Spirit and Truth there is a feast.

The lesson here is the Lord is seeking those who will worship Him in sincerity and truth, who will Love Him more than their own life. May we have ears to hear what the Spirit is expressing to us.

“Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.

Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
1 Corinthians 5;7, 8

 

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Mary and Martha

There is much to see in the story of Lazarus, and the dialogue that ensued.
There is a marked difference in the way Martha responded, and how her sister Mary looked at the same event.

“Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house.

Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

“Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”
~ John
11:20~22

Martha sees this on a physical realm, “if you had been here”, what Jesus was striving to communicate that His life and authority are on a higher realm, that of Spirit.
Martha displays the understanding that Jesus is the Christ, and understands His authority to a degree, yet she does not see His as her Lord is the same way as her sister.

“She *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.” John 11:27

From this story we see Martha’s response to Jesus’ arrival, and she displays a level of understanding that is indeed true, and sees her Lord as someone who will be of a benefit to her. This is of course true, yet there is more to this than meets the eye. Enter Mary, and her response, keeping in mind she is the one who anointed the Lords feet and head with the precious oil.

“Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”
~ John
11:32

What is significant is Mary’s submission to Jesus as her Lord, she displays the deeper understanding of who Jesus is, and what He means to her life. Once again Mary’s example provides us a window into the Lords heart for us, to see Him as He truly is, in His fullness and our responsibility to allow Him to truly in Spirit and Truth be our Lord.

What also is very significant is the response of Jesus as Mary related to Him as her Lord, Jesus wept.
So the Jews were saying, “See how He loved him!” ~ John 11:35, 36

Jesus was deeply moved by Mary, and there is much to glean from this. As we move higher in our understanding of our Lord we actually minister to Him. For it is His deep desire for us to see Him as He is, and in this there is great joy, and this fills a hunger He has to be Loved as He Loves us. This is also our greatest joy, the meeting of hearts in Spirit and Truth.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,

 and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”
~ John 11: 25, 26

When Jesus stated that He is the resurrection and the Life, it meant here and now then, and it carries the same weight today. To believe in Him is to see His as He is The Lord Jesus Christ. Mary’s examples give us an image of just what this means.

Jesus as our Lord brings us through cycles of understanding, in this we find that we are constantly experiencing the death to what is false, “vain imaginations” and the renewal of our minds with Truth and Life.

Our soul life wants to set up camp at what we see and understand about our relationship with the Lord, yet His will is to break this perspective for a deeper, clearer and truer understanding. He will not force this upon us, yet when our hearts are truly open before Him, He will lead us to let go of what we have, for what He wants to give us. This is all a matter of faith, and trust in His Lordship.

When we look at this we can see what His statement meant as He addressed the woman at the well.

Jesus *said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.

“You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.

“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
~ John
4: 21~24

This is our Lords will, and in coming into harmony with His will we find our greatest joy, to know Him as Christ Jesus our Lord.

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

New Nature, New Name

We enter life and are given a name, this is bound to our identity, we are known by this name. Throughout this life our name is equated with our nature.

In Christ we are called to follow Him, to walk as He walked, and to learn as He learned. Just as Jesus learned obedience, and overcame, thus He is given a name above all names. We too are called to become overcomers. To walk in His grace and to yield to our Lords will.

“For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9~11

As His followers we are to “go and do likewise” to submit our will to our Fathers will, and through His grace overcome all that is set against us, which is our old Adamic nature. In doing so we will be given a new name, that reflects the nature of Christ.

“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.” Revelation 3:12

 

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2015 in Uncategorized