The Revealing of the True and False

I don’t usually go in for translators putting the Scriptures “in their own words,” but these passages from The Message give us some insight.

 Mat. 24:
21  “This is going to be trouble on a scale beyond what the world has ever seen, or will see again.
22  If these days of trouble were left to run their course, nobody would make it. But on account of God’s chosen people, the trouble will be cut short.
23  “If anyone tries to flag you down, calling out, ‘Here’s the Messiah!’ or points, ‘There he is!’ don’t fall for it.
24  Fake Messiahs and lying preachers are going to pop up everywhere. Their impressive credentials and dazzling performances will pull the wool over the eyes of even those who ought to know better.
25  But I’ve given you fair warning.
26  “So if they say, ‘Run to the country and see him arrive!’ or, ‘Quick, get downtown, see him come!’ don’t give them the time of day.
27  The Arrival of the Son of Man isn’t something you go to see. He comes like swift lightning to you!
28  Whenever you see crowds gathering, think of carrion vultures circling, moving in, hovering over a rotting carcass. You can be quite sure that it’s not the living Son of Man pulling in those crowds. Continue reading

A Royal Linage

We must walk with an awareness of who we are. Not doctrinally, but experientially.

1st. Pet 2:
9  But you are A chosen race, A royal priesthood, A holy nation, a people for God’s own possession so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10  for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. Continue reading

Who Is Christ?

I have heard the statement, “We are Christ,” many times in various teachings of one kind or another. It has come across as a “super spiritual” statement, mostly exalting the religious nature of Adam. The statement is based on the doctrinal theory that Christ is no more one man, but a body of believers, with Jesus as the Head. Paul even says as much in 1st Cor. 12. So, where does the truth lie? As always, it lies with the understanding that everything we are begins first with our own individual relationship with God. What we enter into as individuals always gives way to a collective consciousness. This is the wonder and paradox of the Kingdom of God; everything begins in individuality and ends in oneness. This is a truism because no one will enter the Kingdom of God on assumption or by quoting Scriptures. It must be that each individual wrestles with God as Jacob did, alone in a lonely place, until the Lord prevails in them. We all must know Him experientially. Continue reading

Let God Be Found True

In that place of not being quite asleep or awake, revelation began to come. There were about ten or fifteen passages of Scripture that were coming one after the other. Each time one came to mind, I saw it from a completely different perspective than I ever had before. You could say I was seeing them from a “mystical” angle because each one had an emphasis that it was being fulfilled right now in the Body of Christ. The Lord was saying about each one, “This is happening now.” Continue reading