The purposes of God will never be realized through prophetic information. Information is passive. Knowing is not enough. Seeing is not enough. Reference the sons of the prophets telling Elisha again and again that his master would be taken away that day. Elisha’s response each time: “Yes, I know, be still.” Each place Elijah went he attempted to discourage Elisha. Please stay here, he would say. Elisha’s response? “As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” Elisha was determined to have the double portion, and he pursued it with relentless faith. The streets are filled with those telling us of what is coming, using all the appropriate buzz words of the hour. Information lulls us to sleep. We mistake it for inclusion into what God is creating. The kingdom of God comes within; it is a work accomplished in those standing as Jacob, wrestling with God until He prevails in them.
Holy and His
19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope
21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
26 ¶ In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Verses 26-27 explain that it is the Holy Spirit within us that helps us in our weakness because we do not know how to pray as we should. We do not realize yet how much of what is being birthed in us is holy to the Lord. It is also wholly His. Continue reading
There is something troubling about the Islamic terrorism sweeping the earth. It is militant and aggressive and is not going away. It would be erroneous, however, to simply call it evil and driven by the devil. It is more complex than that. We need to look to the root of not just Islam, but the culture and bloodline that perpetuates it. Continue reading
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
We want to examine this passage in a new and radical way. Traditionally, we would interpret this verse as pertaining to the way of the flesh, the way of Adam. It seems right, but it’s end is death. But there is a deeper truth hidden here and it is for God’s sons right now. This small verse holds the key to fulfillment. Continue reading
It is important to understand the nature of our salvation. The message A Way That Seems Right explores how we must reject the process realm of spiritual growth and embrace a present manifestation of Christ in us. We must transcend the time element and change from glory to glory (2nd Cor. 3:18). We must learn to eliminate the valleys that have an been an integral part of our walks with God in the realm of time. The message A Way That Seems Right emphasizes a completed work of Christ in us that exists in the “now realm” of the Spirit. We are to constantly draw on that completed reality.
The question now arises, “What is complete?” Just exactly how does this all work anyway? Let’s begin first by examining the natural universe. Scientists agree that our universe is continually expanding. It is growing. We know that the natural realm is but a shadow of the spirit realm. The things that are true in the natural realm are true because they are first true in the realm of spirit. The following verse is a key for us in understanding our salvation and our completeness in Him. Continue reading
PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU BIRTH IN WORSHIP BECAUSE IT WILL CHANGE THE EARTH
I wasn’t going to share this word tonight but it was burning on my heart. I saw a vision and in the vision I saw the people of God and some were worshipping in freedom and some were worshipping in pain and discouragement but pressing through. Continue reading