Friday, April 22, 2016

LOVE

While studying recently, my thoughts were on something Jesus said and what Pilate asked, Jesus said in John 18:37 (NKJ)..."that I might bear witness to the TRUTH. Everyone who is of the TRUTH hears My voice." In verse 38 Pilate asks Jesus "What is TRUTH?" As I went to other translations, I found that Pilate could be translated as asking "Who is TRUTH?" The point for me was that we all, like Pilate, must make a decision! Jesus says "I am the way, the TRUTH and the life." For us as believers, Jesus is the Way we have searched for, the TRUTH we have sought for and the Life we long for! Love is really not what we are looking for, but Who we are looking for!!! This perspective changes us...Jesus is TRUTH...He is LOVE...(1 John 4:8). We are to walk in this TRUTH and this LOVE as disciples of the Lord. (Ephesians 5:2). Jesus imparts to us this ability to walk in LOVE through our spirit, not through our emotions! As we continue to "seek, ask and knock" may we realize that even though LOVE can be deeply emotional, it isn't an emotion, but a spiritual REALITY that is deeply imparted into us!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

DINNER INVITATION

In the passage of scripture that Luke described in chapter 14 as the "Great Supper", verse 15 says that one who heard what Jesus was teaching said "Someday God will have a kingdom feast and how blessed will be the ones who get to eat the best bread of the kingdom." This one was assuming the kingdom of God was coming one day, but what Jesus was teaching through this parable... that it had already begun with the invitation to come to Him, the King. In the rest of this passage it says a man invited many to come to a great supper he had prepared, just the same as the Lord invites us to come to His feast of life. Provision and our destiny can be found there, along with vision and strength. Even though they were invited, when everything was ready, all found excuses not to come. Some just didn't want to go, some I believe thought they were supposed to bring something to the party but felt embarrassed because of lack and declined the invitation.                                 We too are faced with this invitation today. God wants to do something supernatural in our life and we feel we should be providing something. It seems to take us a long time to get the revelation that this is a "come as you are" dinner. In Isaiah 55, the invitation is clear. The SUBSTANCE our soul desires and needs is gained by coming just as we are!                                   Jesus said in Luke 14:33, unless you surrender all to me, giving up all you possess, you cannot be my disciples. This does NOT mean you have to give away your house, empty your bank account or quit your job. What it does mean is you must give away your own thoughts of ever doing this in your own strength. We must choose to lose our self-reliance, say YES and  show up, just as we are, to His great banquet as an honored family member!         

Sunday, November 22, 2015

SUBSTANCE

"I love them that love me; and those who seek me early find me...that I may cause those who love me to inherit SUBSTANCE; and I will fill their treasuries." Proverbs 17,21. Yehweh is always wanting to change us, as He lifts and uses us in relationship with Him for His end-time purpose and plan! I learned from teaching by Wade Taylor that you can't go until you come. You can't go for Him before you first come to Him! "Those who seek Me early shall find me." I believe this substance contains what we need to go deeper into the glory of who He is and to hear what He is saying to all of us. Revelation 3:20 says " Behold, I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." He is knocking so He can gain entrance and we can respond and enter His higher purpose. In Genesis 3, His voice was walking(progressing)in Revelation 3, His voice is knocking! There is an urgent call in this hour we live. This SUBSTANCE will allow us to trade our abilities for His ability, so that we can become the expression of His voice crying in the wilderness of our day...He is knocking...let's respond and open the door!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

HOLY SPIRIT IN AND ON

While in worship in my secret place, there came a moment when I found myself in HIS secret place. He gave(download?)this illustration concerning my understanding of Holy Spirit and how He "sevens" us. When Holy Spirit comes IN you, the following seven follows; #1. He remains. #2. For worship. #3. He fills on the inside. #4. cannot be lost. #5. Eternal. #6. Operates by your will. #7. Available after Pentecost... When Holy Spirit comes ON(upon)you, #1. He comes & goes #2. For work. #3. He fills to overflowing. #4. Can be lost. #5. Temporal(not eternal). #6. Operates by HIS will. #7. Available before & after Pentecost. There are two(2) parts to Holy Spirit's ministry, One that is IN you, abiding within you, never leaving you. 2Corinthians{NKJ} 1:21-22 reads "NOW HE WHO ESTABLISHES US WITH YOU "IN" CHRIST AND HAS ANOINTED US IS GOD, WHO HAS SEALED US AND GIVEN US THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS AS A *GUARANTEE." *This word is Greek "arrabon" {Strong's #728} means pledge or deposit. Holy Spirit gives us a taste of future joys and bliss in heaven...NOW! The second part of Holy Spirit ministry is ON{upon}you, To do HIS will. It is a will above your will, not in contradiction, but above your will. When He comes on you, get in the wave and ride it, Go where He leads. It is a temporary energizing, not an abiding within you, thing! It is usually to produce a manifestation of the spirit, which comes to pass out of the supernatural into the natural realm. Examples are signs, wonders, miracles, sparing of one's life in Singapore, healing someone at walmart, Holy Spirit chooses you to come on for work through you for His will, plan & purpose! Acts 1:8{Passion} says Through Jesus,"But I promise you this, the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power, and you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces, even to the remotest places on earth!" May your walk come into balance as you ponder on these two parts of Holy Spirit ministry. Allow Him to breathe on it and bring into life what is needed.

Monday, August 10, 2015

A REVELATION FOR ALL

Here it is...We all must grab hold of this one thing, this one fact, without Yehweh there is nothing. There is no sun, moon or stars, there are no trees, water, land, plants, animals, fruit, not me, not you...there is absolutely nothing. We MUST realize the fullness of WHO HE IS and who we are because of HIM! The Lord created His Plan from the beginning and committed Himself to die for His creation... to pay the price for OUR disobedience. Let us look at the meanings of two words: Obedience and Disobedience. In the Hebrew, obedience translates to cleansing or purging, the root meaning is BLAMELESS. The Greek word for obedience is the one who, upon the knock at the door, comes to listen who it is; to perceive & understand what has been said! The word disobedience translates to willfully, perversely not to allow oneself to be persuaded, To refuse stubbornly, to remain unpersuadable! I don't believe God is looking for my or your obedience, we can't do it anyway. He was and is looking for the obedience only HE can provide! It was accomplished on the CROSS through Yeshuah, once and for all! All we have to do is say YES, believing and KNOWING it is done! Let us all quit striving and receive what He has already provided...Just stay helplessly in love with HIM, fellow-shipping with Him in relationship. I believe what Paul wrote to the Romans in chapter 5:19-21 is what this message is all about when we look at it understanding what the words really mean. Even though offence abounds almost unchecked, grace flourishes much, much more... it can never be outdone! God's grace, mercy and love overshadows everything the enemy can ever do! Simply put... by one man's(first Adam)hearing amiss, not recognizing it was Lucifer instead of Jesus at the door of his heart while in the garden, many, NOT ALL, were made sinners, missing the mark & missing the prize. By one man(2nd Adam,Jesus)listening correctly, in total compliance and blameless... came to the cross for all mankind(unpersuaded)so many, but NOT ALL, will be made righteous. They can choose to slip further away or grab onto grace...It is easier to grab onto grace because there is SOOO much more of it! We need to search the scriptures for ourselves,(not have someone search for us)to find out what He is saying and what He meant when He spoke it. Since He calls us kings & priests, Proverbs 25:2 says "God conceals the revelation of his Word in the hiding place of his glory. But the honor of kings is revealed to all by how they thoroughly mine out the deeper meaning of all that God says." Let's find glory in the hidden word!

Friday, July 10, 2015

THE CALL OF DEEP UNTO DEEP by John W Follette

DOWN IN THE DEPTH OF MY NATURE WHERE THE ISSUES OF LIFE ARE BORN, FROM THAT UNKNOWN MYSTICAL REALM, SURVIVING THROUGH AGES OF STORM, A CALL IS FOREVER RISING, BUT ITS LANGUAGE I CANNOT SPEAK. IT WAS BORN ERE I HAD BEING, IT'S THE CALL OF DEEP UNTO DEEP. OUR MOTHER TONGUE HERE IS AWKWARD, FOR NO WORDS CAN FULLY EXPRESS THE NEEDS IN THE DEPTHS OF NATURE, IN BONDAGE TO SIN AND DISTRESS. OUR HEARTS IN THEIR DEPTHS SORELY ACHE; THEY HUNGER; THEY CALL; AND THEY SEEK THEN SILENTLY WAIT AN ANSWER TO THE CALL OF DEEP UNTO DEEP. DOWN DEEP IN THE HEART OF OUR GOD,IN MYSTICAL REGIONS SUBLIME, IN THE GOD-HEADS HOLY COUNCIL LONG BEFORE OUR WORLD OR TIME, AN ANSWER WAS FULLY PREPARED EVERY PAIN, EVERY ACHE TO MEET, IN CHRIST, GOD'S ONLY BEGOTTEN IS ANSWER TO DEEP UNTO DEEP. THE ANSWER INDEED WAS THE WORD, THE WORD WHEN EXPRESSED WAS THE SON. OH LANGUAGE OF GOD HOW PROFOUND! IN ANSWER WHAT MORE COULD BE DONE? THE HEART OF OUR GOD IS HUNGRY, HIS PORTION, HIS PEOPLE TO SEEK, "I THIRST" WAS CRIED BY THE ANSWER IT'S THE CALL OF DEEP UNTO DEEP. We all need to sing Him a new song "I will prepare Him an habitation" from Exodus 15:2...

Monday, June 1, 2015

NEW SPECIES

"Therefore, IF anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17. I believe this new creature is not the old man renovated or refreshed, He is a new species with a new family,new values, new ambitions, with new possessions! Imagine this! Whoever you were before as a Jew, Greek, slave or free, Zulu, British, Indian, Muslim or American, Japanese or Congolese, ETC, ETC; is now dead and gone! They all died when Jesus died! This is not the law here! The "If" in, If any man is in Christ,is not a condition, It is the conclusion of the revelation of the Kingdom! Man is in Christ by God's doing! Verses 14-16 give context to verse 17! Paul said "Therefore" at the beginning of verse 17 which immediately includes verses 14-16!!! If God's faith sees every man in Christ in His death, then they were certainly in His resurrection. Jesus did not reveal a "potential" in you, He revealed the truth about you so that you may know the truth about yourself and be free indeed! So, Let us all put on our "new man" clothes and not keep putting on that "old suit" of that old dead life...They don't fit you anymore!