Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Proof of a Creator and His Intentions

 


Premise:

Are you alive?
Did you cause your own life; bring yourself into existence under your own power?
Did you care for yourself immediately after your birth in order to stay alive?
Then you were given life by love; life which is love.

 

Consider the following:

1.      The fact that life is love is evidenced by the fact that it provides its recipients with all they need to:
a). Exist,
b). Continue to exist (both individually and as a species—both provision & reproduction capabilities),
c).  To flourish (grow, prosper).

2.      The fact that Love has both the will and ability to give life initially, and then continue to provide life for its recipients, is evidence that it has intelligence (consciousness), with both the intent and the power to make its intentions happen.
It doesn’t give life accidentally or randomly, because it continues to care for the thing it gave life to.

3.      Since Love is an intelligent being who has both the will and the power to bring things into existence, things which did not previously exist, Love is a creator.

4.      Since this loving, willful, powerful, (intelligent), creator responsibly cares for his creation, he therefore owns what he creates; decides its purpose and destiny.
The created thing can’t rightfully argue with the creator about what the creator desires to do with him.

5.      A creator has specific knowledge, intention, and power to create, therefore he can create more than one thing. He also has the right or authority to maintain order within and between everything he creates. This order (truth) will maintain his original objective of love, life, and prosperity.

6.      A creator with this degree of power may choose to create beings with a degree of will and power in themselves, assign them purpose, equip, and instruct them with what is needed to assist him in maintaining his order and original objectives.

7.      A creator who has the ability to create other beings with ability themselves, has the inherent right to protect himself and all of his creation from any attempt by that created being (or any created thing) to use their delegated abilities against the Creator, his creation, or his intentions or objectives. (Or against his assignment, will, and purpose for them).
Thus, a creator has the right and ability to both provide for and protect itself and its creation from cessation of life, which is death.

8.      Death is that which would attempt to extinguish, harm, or distort life. Anyone or anything that attempts to cause death will be subject to death itself, even from the Creator, for the purpose of protecting the Creator’s original intentions of life, love, and abundance.

9.      The original Creator is the first giver of life. The One who first loved and gave life and provision to his creation so it could continue to exist and prosper. Since he was the first, his will and authority is above all else. Consequently, this first intelligent being with intent and will, who has the power to cause His will and intentions to happen, has the rightful authority to assign purpose and destiny as he wills, and to protect His life and creation as he sees fit.

This One did in fact create, and brought into existence everything that now exists, even others with intelligence (will and intent) of their own. This original Creator is God—Lover, Provider, Protector.

10.  Therefore, God is worthy of the gratitude and loyalty of all of His creation, and He can require the adherence to His order of things to love, maintain, and protect life.

11.  God proves his existence, intentions, and power through his creation and created beings. His created beings have testified of God’s existence, intentions, and power, through the same power that God used to create—the power of words, spoken words.

12.  The testimony of God’s existence, his life, love, provision, intentions, power, ownership; his assigning of purpose and destiny; his equipping, instruction, protection, authority, and worthiness, have been spoken through his created beings and eventually documented in writing, passed down through the ages. The Bible. Since the Bible testifies of God and reveals His divine order and purpose for the human race, its truth must be adhered to in order to stay within the realm of life and love provided for by God who maintains the balance of all things.

 


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

You are Sent!

 


John 9:1-7
1"As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing."

Jesus said, “So that the works of God might be displayed in him.” The disciples were looking for cause, or blame, and Jesus said, let's display the works of God in him.

Notice He said, "WE (not just He) must work the works of Him who SENT Me as long as it is day." God the Father is the One who sent Jesus. When a person is SENT by someone, they carry the power and authority to do what that someone sent them to do. A soldier sent into a battlefield is armed with both the power and authority to do what he was sent to do on behalf of his nation. Jesus was authorized and empowered by God to do the works of God that He was sent here to do, and He included the disciples in that.

Jesus came to give life and life abundantly (John 10:10). He was SENT to the earth to give life and life abundantly. He fulfilled His mission here, and then. . .

He SENT us—

In Matthew 28:18 Jesus told us to "Go."

18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

We are sent to do the works of God—preach, teach, disciple nations, heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, cleanse the lepers--and we have His authority and power to do so. (Mark 16:17-18,  Matthew 10:7-8, John 14:12, Acts 1:8).

He SENT us the Holy Spirit so we can do the works of God as He did.

Acts 10:38:
38 You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Jesus said while He is in the world He is the Light of the world (John 9:5).
He also said WE are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
And if we believe in Him, we will do the works He did, and even greater works (John 14:12).  

We are SENT to be the LIGHT of the world, as He was when He was here, and we have the same Holy Spirit, to enable us to do our part in being the light we are called to be.

Once again, Jesus said, “We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day…”
It is day as long as there is LIGHT.
We are the light, and we are in the earth, so it is day.
It is TIME to do the works of God in the earth, in Jesus’ Name.
We are SENT.

And, look at the name of the pool Jesus told this blind man to wash in-
Siloam, means SENT! (John 9:7).

The blind man was sent to Sent (Siloam).
He was sent with a word from Jesus to do something.
He was obedient to the word (to wash off the clay in the pool).
The authority and power of God for his healing was carried in his obedience.
He was sent to display the works of God in himself, which was accomplished by the word and power of the Lord, through his obedience to go where he was sent and do what he was told.

We are all sent to earth by God for a reason.

Find your purpose and pursue it. As you pursue the purpose of God, all you need to accomplish that will come--healing, miracles, provision, strength, help, etc.
 
We get it backwards sometimes when we pursue something like healing or provision first before God’s purpose. We think we have to have certain things before we can do what God has called us to do. But instead, we must grab hold of that which He grabbed hold of us for (Philippians 3:12), and as we do, what we need to complete our purpose will come. 

Find your purpose and go after it!

It’s still day, it’s still time, as long as the light is here.
We are the light, and we have the LIGHT in us.
We have the “sent” word to GO…

Make it personal and say, 
HERE AM I, LORD, SEND ME! (Isaiah 6:8).


Saturday, June 8, 2024

AMERICA, PARALYZED NO MORE!


A call and response exhortation for the nation

AMERICA,
Get up and walk!
Come out of your paralysis.
You’ve been paralyzed, unable to do what you need to do.
Rise and be healed!
Believe in the Lord!
Rise in faith, for your sins are forgiven (Luke 5:17-26).

The Spirit of evangelism is on you right now.
This is where God is moving.
This will free you from your paralysis.
GOD IS MOVING. Move with Him, in Him.
In Him ONLY do you live, move and exist (Acts 17:28).
If you try and move apart from Him, you’ll be paralyzed—not able to move.

Zacharias couldn’t speak because of UNBELIEF (Luke 1:20).
As the religious spirit is paralyzed, you must be free from it to move with God and do His works!
The religious spirit is full of UNBELIEF and HYPOCRISY.

America,
PARALYSIS requires healing and SLEEP PARALYSIS requires an awakening!
Come out of both!
Come out of your sleep paralysis!
Wake up! Blow the trumpet! Sound the alarm!

Evangelism is not only for the salvation of unbelievers,
but for believers to fully accept Jesus as true Lord of their lives.
A continual, increasing Lordship of Jesus over your life.
Fully embrace Jesus as Lord.

Lord,
Open our eyes!
Wake us up so we see You, and what You are doing (John 5:19).
So we get up and do the same (John 14:10, 12).
Give us true faith—the revelation of You in our heart that frees us from paralysis.
See our faith, our determination, to get to You at all costs (Mark 2:5; Mark 5:28).

You intercessors who are carrying a paralyzed America—
Tear off the roof!
You’ve said, “No matter what, we must get America to You. Lord, see our faith!”
God sees, and He says to the paralyzed nation, Rise, get up and walk!
Move with Me!

God is moving. Catch up and keep up.
Follow the pillar. Follow His move. Follow Him. (Exodus 13:21).
Come out of unbelief and hypocrisy. (Luke 1:20, Matthew 15:8).
Throw off the religious spirit.
Religion paralyzes.
If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, when He has moved on to something else,
then you won’t be able to move.

Hypocrisy is when God has moved on, but His people didn’t move with Him.
Hypocrisy is when the lips honor Him, but the heart is far from Him (Matthew 15:8/Isaiah 29:13).

God,
Save these ones who have experienced a false salvation. Who didn’t really believe, who didn’t have true faith in their heart, yet we led them in a prayer. We only gave them religion. We created hypocrites and discipled them in it! God forgive us and save them!

America,
Fully yield to the Lordship of Jesus.
His Spirit of evangelism is rising on you. Rise with Him.
Let true faith rise in your heart, in your land.
Receive the revelation from the Spirit of God of who Jesus is,
the drawing of the Father Himself. (John 6:44, 45, 65; Isaiah 54:13, Jeremiah 31:34).
Let faith germinate in your heart!

God,
We are humble, yet determined (Matthew 8:8, Mark 7:25-30).
We respond to You and Your Word.
We will get up and walk.
We will join with You to do Your will.
Breathe Your Word into us so we preach and teach Your true gospel
With Your presence, power, and boldness (Acts 4:29-31).

America,
His Word has been breathed into you.
Breathe in His Word and believe!
Let faith rise.
Receive His Spirit, His presence, His power, His bold parrésia anointing to speak His Word (Acts 4:29-31).

Get up and walk!
Hope rides on the dawn.




Saturday, May 18, 2024

Which Seed are You Watering?

 


The Bible tells us that with the heart man believes (Romans 10:10).

Your heart is really a mixture of your spirit and soul, not your spirit alone.

God has given everyone (who believes in Him) a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3, Ephesians 2:8).

When this seed-measure of faith germinates up into your soul, and you believe and confess Jesus as Lord, salvation results. You are born again (Romans 10:10, John 3:3-7).

But the seeding’s growth is just beginning.

 

One who is born into the family of God is one who does the will of the Father (Matthew 12:46-50),

which is to believe in Jesus (John 6:29). But the will of the Father is not just to believe in His Son, but to do as Jesus did—which was to submit His will to the Father. We are to believe in Jesus, and then do the same as He did—submit our will to the Father (Luke 22:42, Luke 9:23).

 

When your soul so fills with belief in God—when the old strongholds of pride, self, and that which opposes Him are replaced with submission to Him and His will in obedience to His Word—then you have true faith in God. Then you can move mountains. (Mark 11:22-23).

 

As the old root systems of your soul are removed, the Word of God is given room to grow so it can take deep root in your heart, and fill every place of your heart and soul. Full commitment, full surrender. Full death to the old self. This is what it means to take up our cross daily and follow Him (Luke 9:23). Then, evidence of your faith—fruit—will be seen in your life.

 

Prayer: How much do I still feed on what I can “get” out of God? How many of the old thought processes and belief systems do I have? Holy Spirit, purge these from me! I want pure faith in God!

 

The will of our soul wants to stay in charge. It wants to keep the old roots there, and then as the Seed of God’s Word is planted within us, it wants to feed on that. It wants to consume the Word for its own purposes, devour it for purposes that feed self and oppose God, instead of leaving it to grow and produce the fruit of God’s will in our lives.

 

In the garden, Adam and Eve were told to leave the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil alone (Genesis 2:17).

But they didn’t, and lost the presence of God. This seed of their disobedience is already in our soul when we are born. Will we cultivate it? Will we eat of its fruit? Or will we leave it alone? If they would have left it alone, their obedience to His Word would have allowed God to continue to walk with them in the cool of the day. But they consumed that fruit for themselves, in disobedience to Him, and were driven from His presence.

 

Today, when we leave that seed which opposes God alone, and eat of the tree of Life instead—by obedience to Him—we are keeping the presence of God within, allowing Him to dwell in us, walk with us, and fill our heart and soul.

 

We are born again of the imperishable Seed of the Word of God (1 Peter 1:23). It is life, eternal. We partake of that tree of Life when we believe in Jesus, but then we must water that Seed, nurture that Seed. Just as a seed draws nutrients from the soil around it, and the substance of the plant is formed and created from that, so must we give soil to the Seed—the Word of God which yearns to grow within us. We want to allow the Word-Seed to draw us into it, as seed does soil, so we become what the Seed is meant to become in us—Christ-like. We must give our heart and soul over to the Word of God.

 

We don’t want to neglect to pursue understanding of the Word of God that we hear or read, allowing it to be devoured. We don’t want to crowd it out with our rocky strongholds, nor allow compromise to compete with its place in our life (Matthew 13).

 

God placed Adam and Eve in a garden with the tree of Knowledge fully grown, bearing fruit; fruit which was to be left alone, left for God’s purposes. Yet the tree of Life was to be consumed, and their obedience to what God said would water it so it could grow and bear fruit in their lives. Yet we have the seed, the fruit, of that tree of Knowledge in our soul. We inherited it. The only way to not reap the results of that seed, is for the Seed of God’s Word to be planted in us, for us to be born-again, and then for us to nurture that Seed, submitting our will to the Father’s, living in obedience to it, and receiving the life from it.

 

Today, as believers, we have His Seed planted within us. We’ve been born again of the imperishable Seed of the Word of God. Will we allow it to grow and fulfill God’s purposes in us? What He has destined for us to become? What He has written in His book for us? What He has created us for? Which is to be conformed to the image of His Son, the Word of God, the same Seed. (Romans 8:29). This imperishable, unstoppable Seed will accomplish the purposes of God, as long as we maintain faith in Him, and not let it slip (Isaiah 55:11, Colossians 1:21-23).

 

They were in a garden with two trees.

We have one of the tree’s seed planted in us at birth.

The other Seed is planted in us at our new birth.

Will we nurture the wrong seed, keeping God’s presence from us?

Or will we give the Seed of His Word room in our life? Will we give it the soil of our heart that it needs to grow us into the image of Christ?

 

This is why our hearts must be pure, our will (soul) submitted to Him, for us to have answers to our prayers and power to our words. We must first be made into His image.

Are you a Christian? Are you Christ-like?

Is His Seed growing in you? Is that the one you are nurturing?

 

Being born again is just the beginning. Feed off the right tree. Feed on the Word of God.



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Sunday, May 12, 2024

The River of His Reality, in us

 


I don’t think the church grasps the reality of God to the extent He wants us to.


How ALIVE He is. Alive IN US. He is the Living God.

The enemy has sown seeds of deism IN THE CHURCH.

A hazy doubt that keeps people from understanding just how much God wants to interact with us and fellowship with us.

 

He’s hovering, waiting for us to call on Him, to desperately desire Him.

He is waiting for the church to come to the revelation of His intense desire to interact with us.

Revelation 3:20 reveals Jesus standing at the door and knocking, wanting to come in and dine with us.

 

We need to remain in constant fellowship with Him.

Filled with and aware of His presence and power within us.

So we can announce, pronounce, declare, and proclaim the Word of the King.

Like the town criers.

 

When we stay in continual fellowship with Him, filled with His presence, the power is there.

Continual is the key.

It’s not a stagnant pooling, but a flowing river.

Jesus said out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. He was talking about the Spirit (John 7:37-39).

A continual flow.

 

Keep His flowing presence strong, so it doesn’t dwindle to just a trickle. So His power is available always. The power of the Lord remaining present to heal (Luke 5:17).

Be ready for Him to call on you to release His power, His presence to heal, deliver, and do His works.

 

Maturity in Christ is not a stagnant collection or pooling up of a knowledge of God.

It’s flowing in the continual flow of His river, His Spirit.

Yet, while the river flows, it is still.

He leads us to calm waters. Still waters. (Psalm 23:2).

 

Waters that restore your soul and give you rest in Him (Matthew 11:28-30).

When the river is full, it’s moving, not stagnant, yet calm.

In this place, He will reveal Himself. He will show you great things.

 

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3).

 

He will show You great and mighty things.

 

They piece together day by day as you fellowship with Him and He reveals Himself to you.

They become a rising stream, a mighty river, overflowing your banks.

 

Then, like Jesus, we see Him, what He is doing,

And we do the same in like manner (John 5:19, John 14:12)

We see as He sees; we see from His perspective.

 

We hear Him, what He is saying,

And we say what He says, as Jesus did (John 12:49, Acts 4:13, 20).

We hear as He does; we hear with His discernment,

with His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.

 

We are who we are in Him.

Our identity is found in Him.

 

 

 


Thursday, April 18, 2024

You're Invited

 



Jesus openly invites us to know Him.

But do we invite Him to know us?


Do we open our heart to Him?
He said, depart from Me, I never knew you. (Matthew 7:23).

These ones never invited Him to search their heart.

They never opened themselves up to Him in honesty.

Exposing themselves, making themselves vulnerable to Him.

 

Do you invite Him to know you?
Do you open your heart to Him?

Do you let His gaze pierce you, and cleanse you?

 

Search me, O God and know my heart

Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

And see if there be any hurtful way in me,

And lead me in the everlasting way. (Psalm 139:23-24)

 

Don’t hold back,

Don’t hide,

Don’t be content for Him to

ignore you

overlook you

pass by you

Don’t shrink back from Him.

 

You don’t want to hear,

“You didn’t let Me know you.

“You didn’t invite Me in.

“You didn’t let Me see you.

“You didn’t let Me cleanse You with My gaze.

“You didn’t let Me purify your heart.

“You didn’t let Me strengthen you.”

 

He’s not too busy for you.
He’s looking for these ones

To invite Him in.

 


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Effect of an Oil-Softened Heart

 


Do you agree that we need more of God in our lives, our families, our communities, our nations, and our world today? Why?

 

So we can live in fellowship with Him.

So we can live holy lives, like Him.

So we can do His work in the earth.

So healing can come.

So life can thrive.

So good prevails.

 

When you remain in fellowship with the Lord, allowing the closeness of your time in prayer together to linger throughout the day, then this prolonged nearness will continue to strengthen His presence within you, and insight from your conversations will build from day to day.

 

You will know Him more as He and His truths are revealed to you, like a river that flows and gains momentum. A beautiful tapestry of the knowledge of the Lord unfolds in front of your eyes as the Holy Spirit weaves threads of revelation together, revealing a picture worth a thousand words.

 

You’ll experience a greater depth of life from His Spirit. And your awareness of His presence will remain with you on a more consistent basis. Not only will you know Him, but He will know you as you allow Him to fully pierce your heart with His gaze. Believe me, you want Him to know you (Matthew 7:23).

 

It’s continual fellowship with Him that our hearts long for.

Not a chance, brief, or infrequent encounter with the Almighty, but a marriage.

The sweet fellowship of His presence brings joy to your relationship with Him.

 

To believe in Him is to be-live. To be living in Him, with Him always.

To belong to Him is to be-long. To be longing for His presence with us continually.

 

Have you ever stirred a jar of natural peanut butter, the kind without added ingredients?

It’s hard, tough, and needs to be softened through prolonged and consistent stirring.

If you don’t stir it, it will become hard and dry.

If you only stir it occasionally you miss out on the effect of the natural oil being constantly available, continually mixed in to create a smooth, sweet substance.

Through regular stirring it will always maintain a soft consistency.

It will always be ready.

 

Such is a pure heart—a God-owned heart.

His eyes search for those He can shows Himself strong to, those whose hearts are completely His (2 Chronicles 16:9). Those who keep His oil spread throughout their heart consistently. Those who enjoy coming regularly to taste and see that He is good.

 

His strength, His support, His power comes to these hearts.

If you have His presence, you have His power.

His presence IS His power.

If you need His power, you need His presence first.

He does it this way to protect us from becoming power-hungry thieves who try and steal His glory.

Seriously. Such is the nature of man without God.

We must grow to long for His presence to be always with us.

Only then can we handle the level of power He desires to give us without it destroying us.

And when the power of the Lord is present, He heals (Luke 5:17).

And much healing is needed today.