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But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. Paul of Tarsus

To Honor is to Esteem, Cherish, to Love

The First Commandment, with a Promise

Honor your Father and Mother, this has far reaching significance, well beyond earthly or physical relationships, indicating our true parents. This is symbolized by Truth & Love, Spirit & Truth or Heart & Mind — our Father and Mother from above. We must see beyond the literal to glean the Truth expressed by our Lord. For we have in the Heavens our Father, and Mother, and it is for our well being to see this, and more importantly to reflect this honor, and Love in Spirit and Truth.

 

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise),

SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.”

Ephesians 6:1~3

Our brother Paul was addressing family structure, and this is to be seen as applicable on earth as it is in the Heavens. This Living Word is true for all time and beyond. We must see this with His eyes of Faith.

Our True Parents are found above, as omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, all knowing, all present, and all powerful. With the character or personality described in a word, Love. All that is said, and accomplished within their children is for the purpose of Living Love. For us to know Love, and to reflect, embody their Nature,Love.

Paul also addressed this;

 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.

Galatians 4:22~26

This was and is the meaning of the Life of Jesus Christ, to express the perfect will of our Parents. He in Spirit and Truth displayed and communicated this in His earthly ministry. His Life reflected  Truth in Love. Revealing to us the Way to live, and that is in submission to our Father.

His Life is to become our life, and in His Faith through Grace we can become the children our Father and Mother long for, all in Spirit and Truth.

There is but one Way we accomplish this, it is in and through the Son of God, Jesus Christ. His message is crystal clear, we must have the humility to see, and the Grace to submit to His Lordship. Nothing pleases our Father more than to see His Son’s Life coming forward in His children. It is in this that we begin to know the depths of Love, the beauty, wonder, and magnificence of True Love. There is nothing in creation more precious than to know Him and the Power of His Love. This is the Good News!

The entirety of scripture reveals the Son, and the Son reveals the Father, and in this we find the meaning of Life, and how to live Life.

Near the end of Jesus’ walk on earth He knew His work was complete, and His prayer is for us to see being fulfilled in our lives and we learn to walk the path He leads us on.

“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.

 
“Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

 
“O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

John 17: 22~26

We Honor our Father and Mother by becoming conformed in the image and likeness of The Son whom He Loves.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2017 in Jesus Christ

 

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Patient in Tribulation 

The story of Ruth is one of intense beauty, how she saw the character of her mother-in-law, her culture and her expression, and then desires to model her life after Naomi.

What strikes me in this is the fact Naomi was deeply tested. She had left her homeland, to dwell in a culture that was vastly different than hers. She lost her husband, and then later her two sons.

Naomi knew it was of the Lord, during all that was transpiring still exhibited a trait that Ruth was drawn to, there was something in Naomi, character that was exhibited in patience, wisdom, and trust.

Eventually Naomi and Ruth sojourn back to Naomi’s homeland, her she now longer looks upon herself as Naomi, and calls herself Mara, indicating she has suffered deeply.

As this story unfolds we see how Ruth is eventually led to meet her new husband, and the result of this a son is born. In Naomi’s old age she is graced with her grandson, she no longer sees herself as Mara, she is blessed by the Lord. Additionally Naomi is blessed to nurse her grandson Obed in her old age.

There are two points that strike me about Naomi.

  • She endured the trials and tests of her life, and had the grace and humility to lead, teach and counsel the generation following her.
  • Naomi’s story is one of great intrigue, as it displays the plans of God being worked out, His Sovereign will is accomplished in the midst of what would appear on the surface as random or unrelated events.

“The mind of man plans his way,

But the Lord directs his steps.”

Proverbs 16:9

Scripture relates the outcome of this beautiful story, Obed fathers Jesse, and Jesse, David, and eventually The Son of Man. The patience endurance of Naomi, and her expression of life yielded fruit beyond anything she could have imagined. All of this is a testimony to the beauty of our Lord, and the workmanship of His hands.

More on the story of Naomi click here

So we see the Fruit of patience during fiery trial.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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His Word is Clear

Moses received precise instructions from God concerning the details for the Tabernacle, God communicated clearly how to construct the dwelling where He would meet Israel.

There were precise instructions for moving the Ark of the Covenant, David in his zeal overlooked this, and it resulted in the death of Uzzah. Once again details are important.

Jesus gave precise instructions, the wedding feast, healing the blind, the woman caught in adultery, the meeting place for the Passover meal, and where the faithful were to tarry prior to Pentecost are all expressing details, ones to be carried out as He intended.

Today it’s the same, remember how our Lord spoke:

“For I am the Lord, I change not…” Malachi 3:6

What our Lord is accomplishing within His disciples is of greater magnitude than a physical Tabernacle, more precious than the Ark of the Covenant, or changing water to wine.

He is redeeming what was defiled, resurrecting what was dead, reconciling what was fully opposed to Him. He is creating within His disciples the greatest feat of His entire creation, sons in His image, likeness and nature.

We must have our souls humbled before our Lord in a deeper understanding of what is before us, we must see what we don’t see, and submit more fully to the workmanship of His hands.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”

This Love is not what we think, it is the very Nature of God, His character, quality, purity, and righteousness.

Yes Love is the greatest, because Love is the very essence of God, and this is exactly what we are to become in Him.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Humility…

Pondering earlier this morning the example of Abraham and His diversions from our Lords will, seeing these examples, and how pride robs us of patience, trust, and obedience.

 

From this seeing there is much that gets past us, we miss the subtle yet important whispers of our Lords voice, or even if we hear we often lack in the response.

 

 

Mistakes are an inescapable part of our humanity, humility is one of our greatest needs.

 

This accentuates the beauty of staying in the moment, in His presence, and understanding His grace is sufficient for whatever we are facing.

 

 

 

Be it walking in obedience or disobedience, for whichever way we walk, grace is what we need to move into His will.

If we are walking in obedience then grace provides our ability to fulfill this event.

If in disobedience grace provides us the ability to repent, to stop, or return to the narrow path.

 

Humility can never be overstated, or overvalued, for it is key to our walk into our Fathers heart and mind.

 

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Change is a comin’

“Let there be Light”

The winds of dynamic change are moving, the whole earth is pulsing. The change that is here, and that is coming, is the hope of all mankind…may we have ears to hear the inaudible yet ever present voice of Truth & Love.

 

“For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.” 

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Reaping and Sowing…

A friend posted this observation:

“We too often cry out from our reaping. .when we need to understand it is WE who have sown, that needs delivered, to change what is reaped…” K.E.

 

I Agree fully, its a learning process, a constant refining of our hearts and minds.

 

We do indeed reap what we sow, think, believe, the trick is from which nature are we sowing from.

 

We must not loose heart, as we discover our errors, they too are a part of our development, we must learn from them.

 

Repentance is vital, and yes we repent of acts, but the issue is to see what repentance means. It is to move from our ego based perspectives, and into our Lords Nature.

 

This is where Faith through His grace provides us with true hope, and True Love.

 

Love being His Nature, Spirit, or Life.

 

We must learn to live Love.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Uncategorized

 

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Beauty…

There is a beauty in life, this beauty is unseen yet displayed for all to see. For all creation speaks of this beauty.

From the expanse of the heavens, to the detail of a flower we can see this beauty on display.

Life is for Living, drink it in, allow time to set in silence and ponder all that is pure, true, honorable and of good report.

Live Love

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Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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