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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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Hope is Born in Trust 

“For his anger a moment; in his favour life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy in the morning.”

Psalms 30:5

This verse must be seen in the Spirit, and not our literal perspective, it speaks of a realm beyond our human reasoning, one of Spirit and Truth.

 

We are born into this world in darkness, and must awaken to Life

Our Lord didn’t come to this earth to explain man’s world, He came to reveal Life, Truth and Love from our Fathers world. We must be open in our hearts to learn His Way.

Until we walk in the wilderness seeing our strength, nature and will stripped bare, we will still wander. We must become like Sarah, barren, past any human hope of bringing forth the child of promise.
Only from the desert can True Life spring forth.

Life in Spirit and Truth is learning from the opposites.

Death proceeds Life, suffering and loss proceed joy and peace. The wilderness is where we find our way, our place within His Body, not in the company of others.

It’s not the mature who find Him, it’s the childlike, the innocent.

It’s not through clinging to this life, but from loosing this life that we find Life.

His ways are higher than ours, in order to see we must see that we don’t see. Blindness is the beginning of Vision.

The Way that leads to Life is absolutely contrary to our way of thinking. His Way wars against our nature. It behooves us to understand this principle, allowing it to sink deeply into our hearts.

So how is Hope born? 

It is simply leaning into our Lords understanding, learning to trust Him completely,in His grace submitting to His Lordship and walking with Him as He opens the eyes of our hearts to see Life in Spirit and Truth.

In this walk His Faith becomes our strength, in this we find true joy, and we learn to praise Him in all aspects of life. We find in Him Life and Life in abundance.

Paul expressed this with depth and passion;

 

“But what things were gain to me, those I counted as loss for Christ.

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but dung, that I may win Christ

and be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith,

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death,

that if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

It is not as though I had already attained it, nor were already perfect; but I follow after, that I may apprehend that for which Christ Jesus also apprehended me.”

Philippians 3:7~12

 
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Posted by on November 2, 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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“For I the Lord, I change not”

The Lion and His Tribe

The ending of the what is called the Old Testament brings us to Malachi, this prophecy is and will be ongoing. It is vital for us to allow our Lord to open our hearts, so that we may hear His voice.

“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he,like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:

And he shall sit a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”
Malachi 3:1~3

 

The Messenger spoken of is the work of the Holy Spirit, opening our hearts to the Living Word.

We are living in a very dynamic day; our hearts must be open to hearing the Word. His Faith increases in us, as we hear The Word.

May our hearts be strengthened in His faith. We must become what currently we are not, pure, holy, and channels for our Lord to move through. The day of mixture will not stand, we are coming into a new day.

We have heard this Word before, yet it is vital to our walk to hear and keep hearing. The messenger mentioned in Malachi’s prophetic Word is here. The Living Word is accomplishing our Fathers will within the body.

 
“And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” Leviticus 20:26

Our Lord is cleansing His temple, this is beyond what we have experienced thus far, He is making us truly a new creation, the day of mixture is to be replaced by a day of purity. This is so beyond our human reasoning, or comprehension. Our Lord will have His way with us. His grace is indeed a refining fire.

 

 

“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, rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:18, 19

 
This new thing our Lord is doing is the establishment of a people that will be spiritual Judah. There are prophecies concerning this, that heretofore are unfulfilled, this is about to change.

As we see in Malachi this refining fire produces what our Father is looking for, what He has always had in mind, a people that are truly His, found not of Adam, but in Christ. Our Father Loves the Son, for us to abide in our Fathers Love, we must abide in His Son, Christ Jesus. This is the only unto or into Life, life that is Holy as He is Holy. This is our Fathers perfect will.

“Then shall the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, as in the former years” ~ Malachi 3:4

There are three prophecies that relate to the above verse, and our Lord is bringing them to fruition in this new day, all through His Son coming forward within us. This is the intent of His Lordship, to create in us His very nature, which is Love.
   

  •     “Judah, thou whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.

     Judah a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

    The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him the gathering of the people.

    Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

    His eyes red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.” Genesis 49:8~12

 

  • “… but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.” Hosea 11;12b
  • “For evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.” Hebrews 7:14

Our Lord is bringing about a spiritual tribe, a people that are His in Spirit and Truth, this is all through His grace, and once again we see the meaning of Paul’s statement;
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of good pleasure.” ~ Philippians 2:13

 

The Apostle John was able to see into the heart of our Lord, and in mystical language provide us with valuable insight into our Lords heart.

 

“And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5: 5~10

The Lion of the tribe of Judah is bringing about His perfect will. We must see this as happening now, and turn with intensity in our hearts to our Lord.

Seeking and knowing Him, and not resisting His perfect will for us. Our limited submission to our Lord is the only blockage to His perfect Love being fully expressed within and through us.

We must see His fervent desire for establishing the spiritual tribe, all of which is found in His nature, and expressed in Spirit and Truth.

“Behold, I come quickly: blessed he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” Revelation 22:7

 

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Open to The Word

A open heart is a faithful heart.

A faithful heart is a graceful heart.

A graceful heart is a humble heart.

A humble heart is open to the Lord.

 

“He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?” 
 ~ Micah 6:8

 

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise”
~ Psalm 51: 17

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Jesus Christ

 

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