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It’s Time…

It’s time….

This was spoken to me one morning on a walk in the Carolinas “it’s time”, and this has be expressed a few times since then. Yesterday it was emphasized over and over “it’s time” and I do see this unfolding in different aspects of humanity and also specifically in my life.

  In humanities perspective it’s time for the curtain call on Adams atrocities, and the unchecked lust and greed that fills the air with a stench that turns your stomach. 
  It’s time for His sons to speak, to speak more boldly the Truth in Love, devoid of the distinctions of race, religion, color, gender or any other measure. To express the Truth boldly, and likewise Love passionately all of creation. To proclaim the depths and beauty of our Fathers heart in Spirit and Truth.
  It’s time to walk in our true identity secure, and free to move and express our being in the Love that fills our hearts. It’s time to lay aside our base nature, and to embrace life in His nature here and know.
It’s time to step into a season of blessings, ones He has in store for each of us.
It’s time to embrace and walk in The Day of our Lord
 
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Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Jesus Christ

 

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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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Life is His Nature

John states through divine understanding that God is Love. Therefore if we are to express Love, we must do so in His Nature.

Paul agrees with John, as he states in the following:

“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.”
Romans 12:9~13

The world is waiting upon this to become true, a living, breathing example of God’s Nature. We who call upon His Name have a response to this relationship. That is none other than to share His very Life with all who are before us.

Today when we hear His voice, we must above all else, be channels for His Nature, His Life, and this is Love.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34, 35

This is the Good News that the world needs, and it is our calling.

May it be so Father, may it be so.

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Jesus Christ

 

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The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day is a New Way

The Living Word is active; it separates the false from the true, provides discernment, and reveals the Lord. In this we find His ever beckoning call to “Come to Me”, to “Come up here”. His calling is always into Him, to embrace His Lordship, and to see life from a new and ever deepening perspective, His.

 

Isaiah 43: 18, 19 provides a key into this vision, a way to see the Lord.

Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.

“Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”

We are by our nature creatures of habit, we learn from the very beginning that life is a process; we must learn to walk before we run, and we must learn the basics before we move into the more complex.

 

Yet here we see a new way being expressed, and this is vital in our walk in the Lord.

 

         “Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past.”

 

We are to embrace the Lord in a new way, He is doing something new, it defies the way we think naturally, “Now it will spring forth;” When something springs forth it happens in a way that is outside of our human based thinking, it comes forth in a new way, “Behold, I will do something new. We must seek Him with an open heart to behold this something New.

 

If we try to process this in our rational mind we will miss it, “Will you not be aware of it?” This can only be seen through the eyes of Spirit.

 

The Lord goes on to express what will happen, this is expressed in mystical language, yet it displays something that from our human perspective is unnatural, “I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”

 

 This can be seen as His life coming forward within us, clearing a road or a path for us inwardly so that His life comes forward, and also clearing a path outwardly for us to walk on through the days of our life here on earth.

 

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

Proverbs 3:6.

The second expression of this newness of life the Lord is opening to us is expressed “Rivers in the desert.” This again is mystical language depicting Living Water flowing from parched earth.

 

In our embracing the cross we are emptied of our perspective, and learn to trust in the Lord with all our heart. He overcomes us as we submit to His Lordship; the principle of displacement takes place in our spirit. Our lives are transformed by His presence. This is symbolically depicted in the law given to Moses as Israel came out of Egypt. The Sabbath days are outlined in Leviticus 23; they too depict a spiritual sojourn from Passover to the Feast of Tabernacles. In these days we can find a process of moving forward in our relationship with the Lord. They open our eyes to see the Lord in each of them, and are building blocks in a way. What is very intriguing is in the Feast of Tabernacles, we find they are comprised of eight days.


The number eight has spiritual significance;

“As seven was so called because the seventh day was the day of completion and rest, so eight, as the eighth day, was over and above this perfect completion, and was indeed the first of a new series, as well as being the eighth.”

~ E.W. Bullinger ‘Number in Scripture’

 

Leviticus 23: 36

‘For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the LORD; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.”

Genesis 17: 12

He who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised…”

 

The Feast of Tabernacles mentioned in Leviticus 23 is for seven days, culminated by the eighth Day, often called the Last Great Day. This Day points us to the moving from the process realm, into eighth Day, the realm of Spirit. In this realm we find everything is New, the old order is but a shadow of this realm, therefore we are warned not to use our old way of thinking in this New realm of Spirit. “Will you not be aware of it?”

This was exactly what the Lord was expressing in John’s account of the gospel;

 

John 7: 37~39

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him keep coming to Me, and let him keep drinking”

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”

But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”

This is an open invitation to move from the process realm, into the realm of Spirit, in this realm life unfolds on a level far beyond what our physical senses can perceive. In this realm, we can be deeply engaged in the work of the cross, and at the same time the impartation of the life of Christ.

 

Paul addressed this in his letter to the church at Corinth.

1 Corinthians 2:

11  For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.

12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,

13  which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

14  But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

15  But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.

16  For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

 

Paul also stated a key principle for us to abide in;

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus

~ Philippians 2:5

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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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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Birthing, The Narrow Passageway 

The Narrow Way

Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again/above he cannot see the kingdom of God.” ~ John 3:3

We all need to be born again, and again from above, it’s a cycle of Life that brings us higher, that enables us to see more clearly, and to Love more purely.

This birthing process is one that in the womb of our Mother Jerusalem from above” she will see us through, for she is experienced, and knows exactly how to bring her sons forth.
Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands
~ Psalm 119:90

What must transpire is the death to what is against us from our natural birth via the first Adam. This false information must be subdued; this is process, or cycle. Nature over and over emphasizes the cycle being born again, we plant seed to produce a crop, and then use that seed to produce yet another crop.    …for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. ~ 1 Peter 1:23

Psalm 110
1  A Psalm of David. The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”

2  The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.”

3  Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.

We must remain within the womb of Zion to be brought forth, it’s here we find this life cycle developed within us, we experience the travail, yet just as a mother looks past the discomfort in hope of bringing her child forth, we must do likewise, trusting our Mother.

Isaiah 66

7  “Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy.

8  “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.

9  “Shall I bring to the point of birth and not give delivery?” says the LORD. “Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?” says your God.

10  “Be joyful with Jerusalem and rejoice for her, all you who love her; Be exceedingly glad with her, all you who mourn over her,

11  That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom.”

12  For thus says the LORD, “Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.

13  “As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”

There is great confusion among His children about this birthing process, and we must seek to have our hearts cleared of the misinformation for our formation as sons. We must “seek Truth, purse it earnestly”.

Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. ~ Matthew 7:14

The gates of Zion are the narrow way that leads to life. “The LORD loves the gates of Zion More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob.” Psalm 87:2

This birthing process is found in our submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, accept no substitutes.
“Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  ~ Jesus

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Honor Your Father and Mother

Honor your Father and Mother. This has far reaching significance indicating our true parents, Truth & Love, Spirit & Truth — our Father and Mother from above.

Eph. 6
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

To honor our Father and Mother is to Love them in return for the Love they shower upon us. This is the only source of Love, it flows from above. “We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

Our Father is revealed in Christ, and so is our Mother, she is Zion, Jerusalem from above, and carries the same qualities the ability to conceive, nurture, and produce children. This is the core of our Fathers heart to see His children come forth from the marriage of Spirit and Truth. From this indwelling of Truth and Love we find the source and ability to return this Love to our parents, this is essential for life and living.

Zion being symbolically represented as our Mother from above. This was portrayed in Abraham and Sarah, and the birth of Isaac.

Paul states that Jerusalem from above is our Mother, and this reference is to Zion.

When we can see who are true parents are, we see the beauty our Father and Mother. There is nothing but our best interest expressed in them, regardless of the perceptions we may have about ourselves. Our parents are constantly looking out for our best, with wisdom, insight, and eternity all clearly in focus.

This understanding brings discipline or correction into greater meaning, in faith we can purely trust our parents, and rejoice in the correction they provide, even when it seems severe, or distasteful, we can be thankful for the wisdom, and Love that is expressed, knowing it is always perfect, and will yield the precious fruit of righteousness. This is the thankfulness in all things, for we begin to see how all things work together for good.

Gal. 4:26~31
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

To see our Mother we must seek the Lords best, and that is to see Zion as our home, and the perfect will of our Father. Here we find all that we could ever need and more, we find the blessings of the New Covenant, and the warmth of Truth and Love. We find our true family, those who are gathered along with us. Zion is the fulfillment of Bethany, a place of intimacy, of sharing, and rest. Zion is where the sons are born, and are prepared for the responsibilities that are soon to unfold.

This cannot be overstated due to its enormous meaning, “Honor your Father and Mother that it may be well with you, and that you may live long upon the earth.”

Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day?Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.” Isaiah 66:8

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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