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Truth…

Truth is a reality that transcends the human mind, for it (Truth) is authored from the Highest of the Heavens. Truth can only be embraced in Spirit, it’s a heart matter.  

George McDonald states:

“Our Lord had no design of constructing a system of truth in intellectual forms. The truth of the moment in its relation to him, The Truth, was what He spoke. 

 

He spoke out of a region of realities which He knew could only be suggested—not represented—in the forms of intellect and speech. With vivid flashes of life and truth His words invade our darkness, rousing us with sharp stings of light to will our awaking, to arise from the dead and cry for the light which He can give, not in the lightning of words only, but in His indwelling presence and power.”

~  George MacDonald

 

“For this is what the high and exalted One says—

    he who lives forever, whose name is holy:

“I live in a high and holy place,

    but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,

to revive the spirit of the lowly

    and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

Isaiah 57:15 

 

Blessings

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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The ‘Snake Bite’ and The Antidote

We all have the venom….

Scripture states that this age is under a foul and rebellious spiritual influence, and it only takes a causal observation to see the fruit of this deception.
Of this deception mans religious mindset is formed, this is displayed in various ways, all of which are devisive, religiosity is indeed devilish, we all are snake bitten and the venom of distortion and half truths can be found in us all…so what is our hope??
It’s exactly as our brother Paul stated…what a wretched man I am…and the remaining portion is our hope…
“Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
Yes it’s the workmanship of His hands that transitions us from death (our carnal snake bitten thinking) into His Life, Light and Love.
This is what Grace is, the workmanship of His hands inwardly, and His Mind becoming our thoughts.
It’s only as His mind becomes our plumb line, our nature that we begin the ascent out of the ‘snake pit’ of religiosity into the clear clean Living Water of the Spirit of Christ. As our brother Paul also stated…
“allow this Mind to be in you that was in Christ Jesus” this Mind is the Mind of our Father.
Blessings in Christ!

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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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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Why?

Acts of Faith

Acts chapter 4 describes a battle that the early disciples faced as the Living Word was coming forth through them. Healings were demonstrating the power and effectiveness of the Word being made flesh. The results from this were expressed in two different ways, and therein lies the story for us today.
The event that is recorded in Act 3 is one we all have knowledge of, there was a man who was lame, unable to walk, as Peter and John passed him by the man cried out for alms. The man was accustomed to begging for compassion, what he received is symbolic for each of us.

“And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.

When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms.

But Peter, along with John, fixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!”

And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.

But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!”

And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.

With a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.”

Acts 3:2~7

 

Learning how to Walk

The man from his natural birth was afflicted, and unable to walk, he in this affliction understood he needed help, and was seeking help. This is a vital point; he knew that he needed help. When Peter and John saw this man they were moved by the power of Life that was in them, and spoke Life, not from their human reasoning, but from the Living Word that was within them. “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” The results of this are for us today to see and hear in our spirit, to look beyond the literal or historical lessons and to allow the Lord to bring His Word to Life within us. Yet there is more to this story, and there was resistance from the status quo.

“As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them,

being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening”

Acts 4:1~3

Here we see symbolic language, indicating the internal battle we all face as the Living Word is heard in our spirits. There are forces that are symbolized by the “the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees” that must be overcome not by our will or power but by His Spirit. This is vital for us to see in order for us to walk in the power of His healing, resurrections form our dead ways, and walk in a realm of Spirit and Truth.

“On the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;

and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent.

When they had placed them in the center, they began to inquire, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?”

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people,

if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well,

let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health.

“He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone.

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.

And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply.

But when they had ordered them to leave the Council, they began to confer with one another,

saying, “What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.

“But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name.”

And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.” Acts 4:5~18

The response voiced in Peter was the Lord ministering to those with ears to hear vital truth that we must grasp. The ruling authorities were confronted, and we must see the same is with us. This is an all-out offense to our natural thinking, or understanding. This is the establishing of His Lordship within us, and the Living Word becoming our source of Life. This what our Lord is looking for, people that will allow through grace His will to be established within them.

 

 

“But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge;

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;

for the man was more than forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.

When they had been released, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.

And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,

who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, ‘WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?

‘THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.’

“For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,

to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.

“And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence,

while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus.”

And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.” Acts 4:19~31

 

What we must see it that just as the elders, rulers, and Sadducees resisted the Lord and His Lordship in the exchange with Peter and John, this same condition in various ways exists within each of us. And we must allow the Word of God to speak within us boldly, shaking us free from the bondage of our captors, the false perceptions, and vain imaginations.

This is all about the body of Christ coming forward, and expressing His nature here and now today. When we take stock of the volatile condition of the world, it is absolutely clear there is a need for the rightful rule of our Lord. Man the corporate and individual does not know the way to Peace. This is expressed on all levels of man’s existence. This is the role for the many membered Body of Christ to come forward, and to establish His rule here today.

Today His Voice is spoken, and just as David spoke in his day, the same is true for us, why?

“O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM,

who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, ‘WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS?

‘THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.’

Lord we hunger for your will, and your Life to fully become ours, we believe in your Word Lord, may it be so, may it be so.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Our Upward Calling – Part 2

Acts 15 and His call “come up here”

There is something deeply beneficial to see and understand in the dialogue found in Acts 15, and in particular the reference James made to the prophecy of Amos

“With this the words of the Prophets agree, just as it is written,
  

‘AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT,

SO THAT THE REST OF MANKIND MAY SEEK THE LORD, AND ALL THE GENTILES WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME,’

SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.
 ~ Amos 9:11,12 & Acts 15:15~18

First of all what stands out is that after James listened to what was said during this meeting, he not only agreed with the what was presented, he corroborated it by the Living Word. We must come to see the validity of the Living Word, and how it has bearing. This can only be seen in Spirit and Truth. The Living Word provides the wisdom; it’s our response to this that brings it alive within us. James provides us an example of allowing the Word to come alive within us, and the fruit this yields. The Truth of the Living Word is that it is relevant at all times, it brings to our current understanding a deeper understanding, to our current walk a clearer path. The Living Word is to become alive within us; this is the will of our Father.

Next we can see from this prophecy that the house of David is open to all of humanity. There are zero distinctions, only a wide open invitation. This wars in the minds of the religious elite, thus the comments from the religion of the day:

“But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.”

What is brought to light within the hearts of those gathered at this event is the end of division, and the beginning of oneness. The grace of our Lord displays His Love and faithfulness to all who call upon His name.

The results from this gathering are recorded in the book of Acts, and from this we can see a fruitful example for our day. We must be yielded to the Living Word, and from this there will be opportunities to share the Truth in Love and from this the Lord is glorified, and our Fathers nature is expressed.

This is our greatest joy, to come into harmony with our Fathers nature.

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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