There is a realm we have yet to fully enter. It’s the realm of reality beyond process. As we know, the realm of process is valid and binding to those who live in it. It’s the realm Christianity has lived in since Jesus died on the cross. Maturity has been a process of growing spiritually and progressively seeing the work of the cross have its way in our lives. You have to be 18 before you can be 21, right? Only in the realm of process is this true.
Maturity is going to be defined differently. We have not seen yet what maturity will mean in the realm beyond process. We who have been walking the process road into maturity must break through. But once the breakthrough fully comes, the sky is the limit as far as becoming goes. We have barely scratched the surface of the ministry of impartation. We don’t know yet the wonder and glory of how people will change and mature through pure impartation. Continue reading
Living in the moment is the most important thing God is emphasizing right now. It is the key to bypassing the “process realm” by which God traditionally has brought forth His people into maturity. There was a prophecy spoken once years ago that God’s sons would be as plants grown up in their youth. This is only possible through bypassing the time realm of process, otherwise only those with years and years of the dealings of God under their belts would see maturity. This bypassing the process realm of time and living in the moment is a faith endeavor. Continue reading
It is faith towards God that brings us continually into a “now” revelation of the Lord. It is our faith in His word to our hearts that enables us to bypass the process of agonizing over our shortcomings. Sonship will never be “mighty warriors” without problems. One of my favorite passages is Heb. 11:21.
By faith Jacob, as he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
In Jacob’s youth he was a wheeler dealer. He conned the blessing from his brother Esau, and he did his thing with the spotted and solid colored sheep. He had a genuine hunger for God, but his methods did not pass muster. God put Jacob through many trials and hardships. He had to serve fourteen years to get Rachel, being conned himself by her father. He finally met God face to face when he wrestled with the angel of the Lord. He was touched in the socket of his thigh by the Lord, dislocating it. He limped the rest of his life. At the end he worshipped God, leaning on his staff. He had been completely transformed. We can aspire to no greater goal than to be so crippled by God that we can only lean on our staffs and worship. Continue reading
A dream came early this morning. I was in an old farm house with a conglomerate of believers. I use the term “conglomerate” because they each held different ideas about the way the kingdom of God was to unfold. After a lengthy conversation with one brother, I stated we were right on the edge of major breakthroughs. The brother then said to me, “So-and-so believes this.” He then elaborated on a certain teaching. (I am using “so and so” in place of the person’s real name.) I said, “Yeah, so-and-so (another person) believes that way too.” What the brother I was talking with was conveying was the belief that we have such a long way to go, and that the kingdom of God only progresses through process.
The dream shifted and I was in the kitchen of the farmhouse. I looked down and there were small piles of live bugs and worms writhing around. It looked like a street after a very hard rain when you see worms everywhere. At first I started trying to just pick them up and throw them out, but it was if they were multiplying. I then got a broom and dustpan to sweep them up. That didn’t work. Finally, the floor was covered in white worms, like those associated with maggots. I grabbed a vacuum cleaner to suck them all up, but there were too many. It was like the entire floor was moving. Continue reading
19 Then Jared lived eight hundred years after he became the father of Enoch, and he had other sons and daughters.
20 So all the days of Jared were nine hundred and sixty-two years, and he died.
21 ¶ Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah.
22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.
23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.
24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
The experience of Enoch is the classic example of bypassing the process realm. Jude says:
14 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,
15 ¶ to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
Enoch looked down through thousands of years of history and saw the manifestation of Christ in His sons. He saw it, and then experienced 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.
All of Christianity, even the realm of sonship, has been conditioned by the process realm. God deals with us, exposing our lack, and then we must agonize before Him until we change. We feel deeply the corruption of Adam as we are laid bare before Him. In this process realm we speak of the need for appropriation. We must appropriate the spiritual man and see Adam crucified. All of this takes time because it’s accomplished in the realm of time. Herein lies the difficulty. God is indeed in the process realm IF we accept this realm as valid. We will go through the dealings of God again and again, and yes, eventually, come out of them with a greater revelation of the Lord. But this pathway will never carry us to completion. Continue reading