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Move out to Move In

His Ways are Much Higher

This morning our Lord is opening my heart up to see beyond what I’ve previously understood.
 
I’ll say that our calling in much more important than we currently see or understand, and it is incumbent upon us to seek and keep seeking our Lords heart.
 
Whatever enlightenment we have, is only so we can have a greater enlightenment today.
 
We must be open to our Lords desire to show us more and more of Him.
 
This is Isaiah 43:18, 19, and He asks us…will you be aware of it???
 
He pierced my heart this morning with two things.

  • The foolishness of the political realm, and the attention I was giving it.
 
  • The vital, critical and significant purpose of Him and my need to have my heart set in this realm.
 
He asked me, “when did you see me teach the disciples to be involved with Caesar?”

Our calling is an ever present calling of moving out of our limited, fallen, and rebellious nature. And moving into His unlimited, righteous, and subservient Nature.

Paul expressed this, and there is so much to see here, remembering we are to ask and keep asking, seek and keep seeking our Lord and His fullness.


Ephesians 1:19~23
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
And what the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set at his own right hand in the heavenly,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
And hath put all under his feet, and gave him the head over all  to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

This is a new day….

 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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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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