Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Place to Lay His Head

A Habitation 

Today the Lord is seeking a place to rest His head, a place where He is welcomed, and can be Himself, where He is embraced and respected as truly our Lord. Scripture expresses this; His beckoning call “come to Me” is to enter His rest.

Additionally His statement The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” His search is for a people that allow Him to their Lord, and to experience the beauty of  an ever deepening relationship into Him.

The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare Him a habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”
  ~ Exodus 15:2

Jacob sets an example for us, as he followed the lead of the Spirit he like the fathers before him sought the Lord, and found a place where he could begin to see the beauty of life.

Genesis 28

10 Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran.
11 He came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set; and he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and lay down in that place.


Beersheba is seen as ‘well of oath’ a promise or it can be seen as something to walk in, just as Caleb walked in the promise land. Here we see Jacob leaving Beersheba and he went toward Haran.

Haran can bee seen as ‘burning’ “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.”~ Malachi 3:2
Jacob left the promise to walk in the fire, this is mystical language for us to see today, we hear His voice, and we allow the Lord to create within us a place of habitation. This is the work of His grace, purifying the sons of Levi.

The place that Jacob rested is exactly the same symbolic term for the threshing floor of Ornan, the separation of the wheat and chaff that allows us to see the Lord with refined understanding, and greater depth.
The verse “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” is so revealing, for it is in this refinement that the Lord finds His hearts desire, an open heart or spirit that allows Him to be exactly what He desires, and what we each need, to rest upon Him, and to see Him as our Lord, our Head. This is the intent of the Sabbath, and entering His rest.

Jacob saw this in his experience at Haran, his testimony is one for us to learn from today, as it is recorded in Genesis 28.

12  He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.

13  And behold, the LORD stood above it and said, “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie, I will give it to you and to your descendants.

The land on which you lie is symbolic language, his head was resting on the stone, and this refers to Christ. So in this passage we can see the connection of heaven and earth in the Lord.

14  “Your descendants will also be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

15  “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

The promise we have in the Lord is the work He starts in us, He will complete, this is the intent of verse 15, “ for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

16  Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.”

17  He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”

From Jacob’s experience he was beginning to see the Lord as his God and God as his Lord.

18  So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.

19  He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.

Jacob named the place where He encountered the Lord, Bethel, house of God; Beth-El.
This is exactly what the Lord is creating today in His people; this is the body of Christ coming together under His headship. It is Zion in all of its meaning and beauty.

20  Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me on this journey that I take, and will give me food to eat and garments to wear,

21  and I return to my father’s house in safety, then the LORD will be my God.

The author of Hebrews expresses the same intent.

“He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before,


For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that.

So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His.
Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”   ~ Heb 4:7~12

It cannot be overstated, our submission to the Lord is vital, and this is an ongoing position. The more we submit, the more we see, and the more we see, the more we submit.

This is the inner working of the cross, and the ever deepening work of the Holy Spirit, Christ coming forth in His body, and the Kingdom being established on earth as it is in heaven.


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Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


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A Day of Separation

The Lord is actively involved in showing His body the difference between the true and the false, and in this, calling us out of every false way. Doing an inward work in each of us as well as expressing to our hearts the outward meaning of this.

It is a day of great separation, making the distinction between the sheep and the goats, wheat and tares, and the lawful and the lawless.

Just as there is One True God there are false gods, there is Christ and the antichrist, this is very important to see, and it’s only through our submission to Him and His Lordship that we have the eyes to see this distinction.


2 Thessalonians 2

1  Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 

2  that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 

3  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 

4  who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 

Inwardly the Lord reveals our own lawless spirit, and exposes it for it folly. Here we see our error, and repent before the Lord, He is quick to reveal, and quick to heal. Those who have an open heart before Him.

The lawless spirit roams the earth filling the sons of disobedience with a false christ, and a false experience, this all has a form of what is true, yet it denies the Lord His Lordship, “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

The lawless spirit is Adam, the Adamic nature or satan, that cannot nor will not submit to the Lord, this lawless spirit is fully opposed to the Lord, even when it uses His name to deceive the world, using signs and wonders to validate themselves.

5  Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 

6  And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 

7  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 

8  Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 

9  that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 

10  and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 

11  For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 

12  in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. 

The lawless spirit is at work, and so is the Spirit of Christ, those who are led by His Spirit must be set free from this false way, and are given by His grace the discernment to see the false, and submit to the truth which is Christ Jesus.

This is the meaning of the day of great separation, it’s all a matter of our heart, and an open heart before the Lord is on that drinks in His Word, and His Word is truth.

13  But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 

14  It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

15  So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. 

16  Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, 

17  comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word. 

Under His Lordship there is great comfort, and ever increasing strength, this is the impact or work of His grace. Today there is a door open to experiencing this, and it all a matter of heart, a contrite spirit, one that is open unto the Lord, and His will.

2 Corinthians 6

14  Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 

15  Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 

16  Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM ANDWALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 

17  “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 

18  “And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty

The Lord provides the discernment, the ability to see the false from the true, and in His grace the inward change of heart, one that is ever open before Him, supple in the Masters hands, and yielded to His Lordship.

There is a great false system in place with various means of displaying or proclaiming the Lords name.

In the book of Revelation we see once again the need to be separate from this lawless spirit that fills much of Christianity and is offensive to the eyes of our Lord. He is passing judgment upon this spirit, and just as He drove out the merchants at the temple He will denounce the lawless spirit that is a stench in His nostrils.

“I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; 
for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. “Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.  “To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I SIT as A QUEEN AND I AM NOT A WIDOW, and will never see mourning.’  “For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.” Revelation 18: 4~8

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Posted by on January 15, 2016 in Uncategorized


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The Messenger

The Message

The meaning of the name Malachi can be seen as messenger, or oracle. Malachi came to speak in behalf of the Lord, and to prepare our hearts to receive the Lord and to walk under His Lordship. There is a rich beauty in his prophecy, a Living Word for us to embrace today.


Malachi 3

1  “Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the LORD of hosts.

2  “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap.

3  “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the LORD offerings in righteousness.



The messenger can be seen as the Word, the Law and the Prophets, the messenger is constantly at work, seeking those with ears to hear what The Spirit is expressing. This is pointing the Lord Jesus Christ, and the establishment of His divine order, His Lordship, and from this His people, His ambassadors, or envoys that reflect and carry His Name, and Nature.

4  “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the LORD as in the days of old and as in former years.

5  “Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the LORD of hosts.


He calls upon us to ask, seek and knock, to come to Him, and as we do we find the Him as the Man with a drawn sword, separating inwardly the wheat from the chaff, the true from the false. This is the destruction of our Adamic nature, the antichrist spirit, that we are born under, by our natural birth. Here this can be seen as; “against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely”

6  “For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

7  “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’

The Lord is addressing our false identity as He refers to our fathers, the core of this must be seen as more than our natural fathers, it must be seen for exactly what is being expressed here. Our fathers are the evil spirits that have shaped our thinking, and influenced our lives; it’s the lawless spirit that resists the Lord. It’s the father of lies satan, that is the root of what is addressed here. The Lord is laying this out before us, and is beckoning us to return to Him, and flee from the spirits that are in rebellion to Him.

8  “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.

9  “You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you!

10  “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.

11  “Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,” says the LORD of hosts.

12  “All the nations will call you blessed, for you shall be a delightful land,” says the LORD of hosts.



Here we see the spiritual intent of the tithe, and it goes much deeper than money or goods, it goes to the heart of the matter, our submission to Him as Lord. He is seeking for those who will bring their tithe to Him in Spirit and Truth. This is the intent of grace, we come to see that there is no good thing we have in our flesh, humility allows us to become like a child before the Lord. We in grace lay our lives before His throne of grace. It must be seen as our part of the bargain He offers, no longer robbing Him of our submission, but making our life a freewill offering. Our part can be seen as 10% of the equation, and the Lord is the remaining 90%. “for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
Grace is a gift from God that allows us to offer our tithe, our humble offering to the Lord, and when this is applied we see the Lords response. “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the LORD of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” Here we are seeing the Treasure from heaven; it’s the very Nature and Sprit of the Lord coming to us, making His home within us, abiding and finding a place to rest His head. This is exactly what His Lordship is all about, separating us from the false head of our thinking, and replacing this with His head, mind, thinking, and reasoning. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” 

13  “Your words have been arrogant against Me,” says the LORD. “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’

14  “You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?

15  ‘So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.'”

The above verses are addressing the lawless spirit of this age, and the arrogance of those who may mouth the term Lord, yet do not submit to His Lordship. ““Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

“ ‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?’ says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Your name?’ ~ Malachi 1:6


Malachi 3

16  Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.

17  “They will be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”

18  So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

This is a day of great separation, the key here is what unlocks our Fathers heart, and it’s quite simple, humility. Humility is submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, only those that He can call His own, that reverence His rule in their lives, are the ones who esteem His name. This is the critical message of Malachi, and one of great importance for us to see in Spirit and Truth.

“For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.”
~ Isaiah 57:15


Posted by on January 7, 2016 in Uncategorized


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Did You See This Woman?

The story of two realms

In the days leading up to the Lords crucifixion there was an event that transpired that has deep significance for us today. In this event there are certain groups or people that depict the condition of their hearts, and the level of understanding they have of who Jesus was to them.

The story begins as Jesus and the disciples were gathered for a meal at the home of a Jewish leader.

“Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.

And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,

and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.

“And Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he replied, “Say it, Teacher.”

“A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.

“When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?”

Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”

Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, ”

“Do you see this woman?”

“I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

“You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.

“You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume.

“For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”

Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”

And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
~Luke 7:36~49

The woman from what we can gather here wasn’t a guest, yet she sought the Lord, and in this she displayed a spirit that was considered scandalous by cultural norms, yet her heart was set on expressing her devotion and gratitude to the Lord. Her heart was pure, and she did not care what others may perceive or judge, she could see a different realm, one of Spirit and Truth.

Additionally we see the religious spirit boldly speaking, the Pharisee judged not only his sister, he judged his Lord, his outward or legalistic perspective quickly allowed him to speak. This judgment comes from the fallen Adamic realm, one that is cold, harsh, and caustic, a realm of darkness, and one devoid of understanding. From this the Lord speaks to Simon, using the opportunity to teach those with ears to hear a lesson.

There were customs of the day that Jesus was addressing, yet what is much deeper; the Lord is addressing a realm of understanding, one that is higher than that of the physical. What He is addressing is the heart or spirit of this woman. She like it was said of Peter is an example of “flesh and blood did not reveal this to you”, this woman with ears to hear and eyes to see understood who was present, the Lord of all creation. The Lord then spoke to help others to understand what she not only had done, but what she saw in Him.

There is the second account of this story, and in Matthew’s account we find some additional insight.

“Now when Jesus was in Bethany, at the home of Simon the leper,

a woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table.

But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, “Why this waste?

“For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”

But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me.

“For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.

“For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial.

“Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
~ Matthew 26: 6~13

We may wonder why this is to be brought to our memory wherever the gospel is preached. It’s quite clear this woman was walking in a spirit of submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and was displaying what the Father is seeking, those with a humility of heart, and a willingness to submit to the Lord as Savior, yet also as Lord. This is the quality of heart that the Father is seeking today and just as it was true then, it’s true today, and it will be noticed by our Lord. This responsiveness to His Lordship is vital to our growing in grace and knowledge of Christ.

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

What we have before us is a display of two different realms, two different spirits, one of this age, and highly religious, judgmental, and devoid of understanding, the other highly aware of the Lord and His life, and relating to Him in a spirit of meekness, submission, and sincere gratitude.

“For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.”

  ~ Isaiah 57:15



Posted by on January 3, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Uncategorized


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