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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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What the World Needs Now…

The whole creation is eagerly awaiting His sons to come forward in His Nature.

 

This is the only item in this world that is sorely lacking, is the Nature of our Father.
Man can never muster the qualities needed, regardless of his desire, man is incapable, woefully unqualified.
Today we walk on the cusp of the biggest breakthrough in the history of man. It is close, and each day we press into Him, eating and drinking of His flesh and blood, experiencing the transference of His Love.
It is our Fathers great desire to give us His Kingdom, yet we must desire this above all else. We must in His grace have are hearts set upon His will, to become exactly what He has planned for us to become, Holy. This is only possible in and through the Life of Christ coming forth in our lives. He has set the table before us, we must reach out to partake of His Feast.

Our brother Paul’s prayer is clearly our need.

 

 

 “the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:18~22

We must have our hearts open unto our Lord, seeking Him and His righteousness to over take our mixture. The Day has come that the mixture is no longer enough. He is seeking hearts that are given unto Him, that He might inhabit. This is exactly what the prophet Jeremiah saw as vital.

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
Jeremiah 57:15

Today we are being called out of this age, and our corrupt nature, and called into out Lords very heart. To walk into His Spirit and to partake of His very Nature, and then to express this as He leads.

What does the world need now more than ever? His Nature, Love. Of all there is, none is greater than Love. For Love is God, and God is Love.

May we have ears to hear what the Spirit is expressing to the Body of Christ.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Shiloh, Zion

 

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No Longer I…

To Love, is to know Love…

Everything pertaining to Life flows from Love, His Love flows in grace. Grace awakens us to His Love. In His grace we begin to know Love. His heart is to see us living, moving and having our being established and anchored in Love, all through His grace.

Faith is awakening to His grace, and in His grace we walk by His Faith, constantly awakening to His provision, His strength, His abundant Life all set before us as a Love Feast.
The key is humility, for as soon as we use the deadly terms “I, me, my” we slam the door on His grace.
Paul’s “no longer I, but Christ” is to become a reality within us. His grace is more than sufficient, it’s our very life. Grace is His expression, welcoming us into His Nature, Love.

We will never outgrow our need for humility, and our need to become a New Creation in Christ.

His Word, is His Life, all in Spirit and Truth. Our Lords heart is to see us walking humbly into Him through His Faith.

“He hath shewed thee, O man, what good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
Micah 6:8

 

Truth sets us free from ourselves and our foolish pride. And pride is more deadly to our walk than a pit vipers bite.

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 57:15

Today if we hear His voice He is clearly expressing our tremendous need to walk by His grace into an ever deepening experience of His Truth.

 

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth” 

1 John 1:2~4

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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and the Greatest of these is…

Our Walk into our Lord…

Paul in his letter to the body at Corinth addressed many issues regarding our walk into our Lord. He outlined that we are to desire and appropriate the nature of our Lord, to grow in His grace, and to experience His nature transferred to us in the Spirit of Christ.

As he continued his letter, he opens our hearts to see in the realm of Spirit, into the very heart and being of our Lord. He states there is something beyond the basics, he calls it excellent.

“But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.”
1 Corinthians 12:31

Our Lord through Paul is revealing vital life giving Truth.  Paul reveals the nature of God, and how we here and now can partake, abide, eat and drink this Life, all through our coming into harmony with our Lord. The key that unlocks the treasure chest, is submitting to our Lord and walking under His Lordship. From this all things are possible, life beyond anything we can image is awaiting us.

It’s not found by our striving, nor our best efforts, it had nothing to do with our physical condition, or status in this world. It has everything to do with our hearts being open unto our Lord, and allowing His grace, which is His presence, to transform our nature. Not making us a better person, no He wants us to become a new creation.

Paul starts this discourse by showing what happens so often, we see something in scripture and then we try to become it, or do it, on our own. This is utter folly.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (agape), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1 Corinthians 13:1

Much is said about this Love, yet we must see this is beyond our human capacity, His Love is far more than charity, or a higher level of love. It is His very being, it is His Nature, in a word it is, God. With this in mind lets open the above scripture.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (The Nature of God, the very Life of Christ, and become a New Creation), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. What Paul is expressing here is exactly what Jesus said as He walked the earth. “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” John 5:30

 

Paul is stating that without our Lords nature moving us, enabling us to accomplish something, we are harsh, our words or actions are devoid of our Lords Life. Why we must ask? It is because we are speaking from our nature, our perspective, and it is not from our Father. We must ask our Lord, is this your will? Am I speaking from your authority?

Trust Him, He will answer you, if we sincerely ask, He will respond. If we are speaking from our authority regardless of how or what we say, it does not carry or express our Lords nature, it is not Living or Alive. The letter kills, this is speaking from our nature, only when spoken from the Spirit can it being Life.

This is what Paul was expressing earlier “And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 2 Corinthians 2:4~6

We must come to see our unparalleled need to submit unto our Lord, and to embrace His work of inward transformation. Embracing the work of our cross. So that His Life, Nature and Love come forward in us. No man can find this without death, death to their nature. His grace is sufficient, and His workmanship pure, it’s all a matter of trust, faith and love.

“And though I have prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not agape, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not agape, it profiteth me nothing.”  

1 Corinthians 13:2, 3

Our Lord is expressing through Paul that we are not capable to do His will, to speak His Word, or accomplish tasks, while noble in intent, they fall flat in His eyes. It profits nothing, we mast allow this to sink in, we must seek our Lord with an open heart, and in His grace see His Life flow through us. This is His deep desire, and His pure intent, for us to become channels to express His nature, but, it is on His terms, and His way.

So we see how Paul first of all expresses the need for a new way, as he called it an “excellent way” how does this come about?

Faith Hope & Love

Each man is given a measure of Faith, this is the very Seed of Christ within each of us. How this Seed is nourished determines the outcome. If we operate from fear, doubt, distraction or rebellion this Seed lies dormant. If we seek Him with this Seed we will find Him, and this Seed of His Faith will grow. This is the parable of the Mustard Seed coming to be true within us. Faith moves us on His journey, and in this we begin to awaken to His Life, and walk with increasing Faith which comes to us in His grace.

Hope is seeing Life beyond our human limitations, hope is to become a New Creation. The old order, our old nature overcome by His pure holy and true Nature. “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19

Hope is of Christ, and not of this age, or our nature, true hope is in becoming a New Creation, this is the message of Christ’s gospel. Paul’s letter to the church at Colosse opens our understanding to true hope.

“Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”

Colossians 1:24~28

It is through much tribulation, tests and trials that we see His workmanship being accomplished within us. Yet in this we rejoice, for we see and know Him who is Love through these life changing events.

“We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Romans 5:3-5.

Faith builds true Hope, and from this we begin to enter into a realm of Life that is True, the Life of God as expressed in the Spirit of Christ. Here we walk with His eyes, heart and Faith, partaking of the meal He sets before us, His flesh and blood. This is symbolic language for partaking His Nature. His Nature is Love. Love is not separate from Faith or Hope, but Faith and Hope are only found in Love.

“Love is patient, love is kind is not jealous; love does not brag is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong , does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
 
Love never fails; but if prophecy, they will be done away; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be done away.
 
For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
 
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
 
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
 
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:4~13

The greatest is Love, for this one word expresses the Nature of God our Father. We must become a New Creation in Christ, and in this be channels of His Nature, here today in a world that so deeply needs His Living Word expressed.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

1 John 4:7~11

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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The Pure Pursuit

True Treasure is Before Us

This morning our Lord has been emphasizing the need of our pursuit of Him.  Emphasizing that there is always more, more of Him, His nature and His attributes.

We must taste and see of His goodness, faithfulness, and the Truth of His Love.

What He brought to my heart was the Shulamite, and how she tasted the kings love, knew of his ways and once she had experienced this, she was wrecked by him and his love. She then sought, asked and found him. And as she did she was completely surrendered, open, and responsive to his love.

This is but a shadow of how we are to experience the width, depth, highests and breadths of His Love. Remembering Love is His Nature, so to know Love is to know Christ and Him crucified. Paul’s prayer is to be our prayer. We must come to know our Lord, and with each day experiencing His beauty unfolding like a banquet table before us.

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16~19

Our Lord desires to have our hearts burning for Him, He is creating within us this passion, desire, and intensity to ask, seek and knock on the door of His heart, and to keep doing so. To taste and keep tasting the beauty of His presence, and the depths of His Love.

This is true living, walking into Him and His Love each and every day, learning to know Him, and to learn His ways, eating and drinking in Spirit and Truth. This is the transformation that moves us from darkness into His Light. The old order dying, and the Newness of His Life being experienced within us.

Everything we could ever possibly need pertaining to Life is open before us. It is in His Faith that we explore this Treasure, and dine at the table He sets before each of us. In this we learn to trust in our Lord, His true Love develops this beautiful condition of trust. We learn to trust when we know His True Love.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5, 6

Peter saw this, and experienced this radical transformation in his life. Peter moved from speaking to knowing, his life is one for us to learn from. Peter became overwhelmed by the Nature of our Lord.

2 Peter 1:3~8

“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

May we open our hearts before our Lord, seeking Him and His perfect Nature to overtake our flawed nature. To become in Spirit and Truth a New Creation in Christ.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Two Mary’s 

Our Lord and His Body
I’m seeing how enriching it is to be connected to other saints, and allowing our Lord to work within us. This is where the Body comes together, at His feet.
It reminds me of the two unique Mary stories, Mary Magdalene, and Mary Lazarus’ sister.
Mary Magdalene is the lady who anointed Her Lords feet with oil, who did not care what others thought, she had a revelation of who she was, and who her Lord was. Her response is filled with intensity, passion, and abandonment, abandoning her human nature and seeking His Divine Nature. Her example is a clear one of worshiping in Spirit and Truth.

“Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her”Matthew 26:13

The other Mary represents the beauty of setting at our Lords feet, forsaking all other activity, to listen to Him, and He is always speaking.

“…Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”Luke 10:42b

 
The question is two fold; can we see like the first Mary as our human condition or nature?And be honest enough to desire a complete transformation. Allowing our Lord to create us in His image, nature. This is vital that we see this need.
The second question is; like the second Mary do we see our need to rest at His feet, listening to His Living Word. Allowing His Truth to establish us in His Love, which again is His Nature.

Today if we hear His voice we must learn from these two examples, and seek our Lords nature with intensity, passion and zeal.

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2016 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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