ARE WE WILLING TO DIE TO LIVE?
John 12:24-26 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of
wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it
dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lost it, while
the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever
serves me must follow me, and where I am, my servant will also be. My Father
will honor the one who servers me.
Jesus died so He could plant many seeds of Himself. Every
human being is like a seed growing from the ground and has been planted by
someone, who is planting you?
- Are we planting and growing ourselves by our
natural human nature, by doing what we want and living as we want to live by
our own understanding of who we are?
- Are we following other people planting us by their
own natural human nature and understanding, their own words, religious
traditions and beliefs?
- Or, has God planted us through following His Son
through the Cross by way of His understanding and Spiritual nature through His
words and instructions?
We do not serve Him by us doing things for Him, but we
serve Him by surrendering in total faith Spiritually crucifying ourselves for
His sake. THEN, He will give us what we need through His Spirit for Him to be able to work in us every
day as we crucify ourselves each day. His abundant grace and mercy lifts us
past ourselves daily, so we are able to draw others to Him.
Today we live in a "selfie world" and many are
glorifying themselves and their work in helping others. We have to be willing
to lose ourselves, so His eternal life may live in and through us planting many
seeds of Himself, not seeds of ourselves, but seeds that draw people to Him.
Our Heavenly Father, the Creator of all things, created us humans with what we call imagination. It is so big and wide it can hold His limitless wisdom and knowledge through His Spiritual power and Word of truth.
John 3:34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God give the Spirit without limit.
Before we speak through Him, think through Him, and grow in Him, it begins in our imagination through His given Holy Spirit.
How we use all He gives us through His Holy Spirit is up to us. What He does with all He gives goes beyond our imagination.
Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen
Luke 8:18 The seed (word) that fell among thorns stands for those
who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries,
riches, and pleasures, and they do not mature.
There are times when it seams we are not maturing as we
should with our relationship with the Lord. We hear His word, we swallow it,
but the worries of life can choke it right out of us because we have riches and
pleasures on earth that are closer to our hearts than He is.
The riches and pleasures in this world can be material things,
but they can also be your wives, husbands and children and your time with them. It
may sound horrible to some people but to God our families are like thorns choking
His life out of us if we put them above Him. Many of us are being choked by our
worries of our families if they are our greatest riches and pleasures in this
life. His ways of thinking is much different than our ways of thinking.
If your time with them fills your heart with more love than your time with the
Lord or if their relationship fills your heart with more love than His
relationship then you will choke on His word, you will not retain it because
you are more worried about losing them, their happiness, their security far more
than losing Him, His relationship and the joy and love He wants to bring you.
You will not mature in His relationship and He will not be able to work in you
and through you as He wants in your life. You will be missing far more from Him
than you are gaining from your family and so will they. Not only will you be
missing out on what He has for you, they may be closer to you than to Him and they
will be missing out what He has for them as well.
God wants you to be more loyal to Him by obedience and
trust than being loyal and trusting in your family for your joy and peace. He
also does not want you to worry about losing them or providing for them in what
they need, more than worrying about losing Him, and Him being the one who
provides you and them with what they need. To put Him first means to put Him
What He gives a person should be more important than what anyone on
earth can give a person to complete them, so they are not lacking nothing for
themselves or their family. God did not make people to be the ones to complete
one another, they were made for God, so He could be the one that completes
Today the “US” voice and message is becoming much louder
in the world than the GOD and JESUS gospel message. The “US” message is louder
in the media through television, movies, and all social media outlets, and it
is drawing more and more followers.
They have a television show called “US”
that is high on the rating scale and has many followers on the social media
outlets. This show is only about a family and how they help one another, not
how God can help the family through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is beautifully made, very
touching, and seams to bring all the charters to who they want to be for one
another. One of Satan’s greatest tools to use to draw us away from God is the
people that we love most, and this show is a perfect example of how He works.
Luke 14:25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus
and turning to them he said: If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father
and mother, his wife and children, his brother and sisters – yes, even his own
life- he cannot be my disciple.
Large crowds are traveling with Jesus today through His
Spirit and Word and He speaks the same thing to them through His Spirit and
Word. This hate Luke recorded Jesus saying is a revelation from God how much
more we are to love Him above our family and friends.
Those of us who truly
want the truth in who completes “us” more than anything on earth needs to turn
to Him for what He can only give so the “us” can be what the “us” were made
for. It is NOT ALL ABOUT US, it is ALL ABOUT HIM IN US. We were not made for each
other but for Him, so He can live in and through each of us that takes us far
above and beyond the “us” we can be on our own.
His love should always come first and now I am passing it on to you.
Matthew 15:13 He replied, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit."
This past week I had Jury duty. I was amazed at how many people did not want to be where they were planted. There were forty two in my group and only two wanted to be where they were planted. I pondered if any of them were planted by my Heavenly Father in this secular world we live in. If so, why were they wanting so desperately to be planted someone where else or to be doing other things in this world rather than be where they were called to be?
I understand there may be hardships that is more important than "jury duty" that will allow many to be excused, but "Jury duty" is our governments way to prove justice is lived out in our country the way it is suppose to be.
Like I have said and written many times I am a rare bird. A rare bird does not mean there is only one bird in the world that is like it, it means there are only a few.
Matthew 7:13 (Jesus said) Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Like Jesus I want to be anywhere my Father has planted me, sharing His word and works so others may be drawn to him in any setting I have been planted in through His given Spirit. I learned a great deal during the jury process and I talked to many "Christians" and the different ways they saw Jesus and the work of His amazing grace. I did not get chosen for the jury but I left His word and works for many to ponder.
Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
If you find yourself not wanting to be where you are planted look at whether you are completing your Heavenly Father's will being full of His joy where ever He has planted you in life because you are there to reflect His image through His words and deeds as He wills, and let the relationships and circumstances fall where they may.
Do not be anxious, inpatient, complaining, or fearful about anywhere he has placed you because if you are His He you know He has planted you to reflect Him and the truth of who He is in your life. You are witnesses sent into the world to witness who He is where ever He has placed you.
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Where ever you are, what ever you are doing, or what ever you have to face each day, talk to God about it and obey His Word and His peace will guard your heart has you obey Him. His peace is not your own peace or the peace someone else can give you, His peace transcends any other peace. That means it goes much deeper and raises you above yourself and this world into His Kingdom you cannot see, touch or feel physically. Spiritually through His Spirit of truth He gives your mortal body, spirit, and soul life beyond the natural no matter where He plants you!
This is one of my favorite descriptions of a person that is planted by God in this world and I hope it describes all of His reborn children. If not, you ca turn to Him now and pray. Tell them the truth of what you are lacking of Him, He will give you the gift of repentance that leads to His deliverance. What He gives us of Himself transcends all natural human nature and this secular world!
Blessed is the man (human-being) who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. What ever he does prospers.
Until next time my prayer is that you receive today and everyday all He has for you in all His ways He can give it!
What kind of mission are you own and who made you a missionary?
With all these storms, wars, terrorist attacks, poverty,
and homeless increasing all over the world there are many missions increasing all
over the world. Many missions are controlled
by the needs of people and many people are helping other people.
The world will cry out united in all ways, but God calls
out to the world we can only be united in Him. This is the great stumbling
block the world faces each day until they abandoned all to Him. Each mission
has missionaries that hears a call to complete their mission. Who is calling and who is answering that call
will determine the outcome and purpose of the mission and the identity of the
missionary. God has His own view of what His mission is and who will complete
His missionary work.
John 20:21 Again
Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”
And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus tells us that His Father’s missionaries are sent
out into the world by Jesus just as He was sent out into the world by His
Father, and His peace will always guide them where ever He places them.
What most missionaries are controlled by are the needs of
people but not the missionaries sent by God through Jesus Christ. The most
controlling factor in a Christian’s mission is the Lord Himself. The goal for
His children is to be true to Him, keep their eyes on Him, His purpose and His
plan. He tells us not to keep our eyes on people, the circumstance, our plan,
or our purpose. He will always expose what He wants us to see, hear and do to benefit
Today our personal attachment to Him and His view point
is being overlooked more and more when we go on the mission field whether it is
across the street, another state, or around the world. We forget the Cross, why
He was crucified and why He saved us from Sin quickly when we take our eyes off
Him, and Satan wants us to forget that.
One of Satan’s great snares is to put the needs of the
people ahead of God’s call to the point that human sympathy for those needs
become so enormous and the conditions so difficult we get our minds off Him and
forget to draw people to Him and make disciples of all nations. That is
something Satan does not want and many people fall into this trap. When we
begin putting our sympathy for others ahead of God’s relationship is when we
will get tired and weary by the overwhelming circumstances we are placed in.
God tells us through John to test all the spirits because not all spirits
are of Him. If you know His Spirit you will know how He works in you. He will
always test the other spirits around you if He is in you. If you have abandoned
all to Him you have no control over Him testing other spirits because that is
what He does when you have fully abandoned all to Him. When your soul rest in Him He works in and through you.
A true Christian will begin seeing through His eyes,
hearing from His ears, and speaking from His words. Peter tells us not to be surprised
at the painful trails as though something strange was happening to us. I was
surprised at first, and I thought something strange was happening to me.
Because I was seeing, thinking, and speaking
differently I began suffering the sufferings of Christ through persecution
from false prophets. Most false prophets are living in deception and illusions
thinking they are on the right path.
They are only faced with their deception when
they cannot prove what they are saying through His Word and Spirit. It is up to them to accept His truth and reject the lie, and some do and some don't. It does not
matter how severe the percussion is there are many kinds, and many levels.
1 Peter 1:12 Dear friends,
do not be surprised at the painful trail you are suffering, as though something
strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings
of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted
because of the name of Christ, your blessed for the Spirit of glory and of God
rests on you.
He also tells His children how they will know when it is
the Spirit of God and the spirit of false hood or the anti-Christ. This testing
of the spirits will be experienced in every reborn child’s life that has
surrendered all to Him daily.
1 John 4:1 Dear
friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they
are from God, because many false prophets
have gone out into the world.
Notice God tells us through John many false prophets have
gone out into the world, and God will always expose them to you. I believe since
then they have multiplied along with the growing population, and I do believe they
will increase as time passes. He then tells us how we can and will recognize
them if His Spirit is in us and we are focused on Him, and not human beings.
1 John 4:2 This is
how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every
spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ has come into the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge
Jesus Christ is not from God. This is the spirit of the anti-Christ, which you
have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
This is a very powerful statement that most “Christians”
today are afraid to proclaim. This means every person that has not acknowledged
Jesus Christ has come into the flesh is a part of the anti-Christ movement.
Today the media is full of truthful humanity stories that prove how great the
human spirit is. There are many movies, books, and countless testimonies shared
everyday elevating the human spirit and how hand in hand the human spirit reaches
out to help one another, but they do not acknowledge Jesus Christ has come into
the flesh and He has sent them to heal them spiritually, emotionally,
Spirits live in people and it is the spirits that make a
person part of who they are. There are natural human spirits that will glorify
themselves and other natural human spirits that elevate human wisdom, human
strength, human knowledge, human understanding and human natural love. They are apart of the world and they listen to the view point of the world.
They are part of the anti-Christ. That is
why Jesus says, “Pagans love Pagans”, what good does that do anyone. They are the blind leading the blind.
That does not mean His children will hate their enemies
it means through His love they will love all people and pray for those that persecute
them because of Him and why He came. They will mourn for them, they will bless them, and do
good to those that hate them despite how they are treated because Christ saved
them when they were strangers to His ways, thinking, and teachings before they
Matthew 5:43 “You
have heard that it was said, love your neighbor and hat your enemy. But I tell you:
Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of
your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and
sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
That also does not mean a Christian will not be timid in acknowledging
Jesus Christ has come into the flesh among any unbelievers or false prophets
regardless of how the unbelievers or false prophets respond to the Christian
because He and what He gives them is greater than them, and anyone in the
world. There is no greater blessing in life than sharing the love of God from
the Cross of Christ with another person whether the other person thinks it is a
blessing or not His children know it is by all He has given them.
We can easily be lead thinking the purpose of our great
mission is the elevation of the people, their education, their drinking of
clean water, them getting enough food to eat, and them getting shelter. God
says our first and foremost purpose is to lead them to Christ so He can make
them disciples as He did us. When we do not share the gospel it only gives them
a “quick fix” that will only last a
A true Christian wants everyone to live an abundant life now in Him, be
forgiven of their sins, and receive His righteousness. They want Him to begin
working in everyone now if they are willing to take the first step with Him into
eternity. That should be our utmost desire for ourselves and all people for
When one of His children belong to Him and they are own
one of His mission trips through His Spirit they will never grow tried or weary
they will be given life that overcomes their circumstances in a supernatural
Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tried and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Moses was eighty when he led the Israelites out of Egypt because He was
given the power to overcome all the circumstances the multitude faced for forty
All who came before and after Moses who God had chosen out of the world
was less than His Son and His Given Spirit all His reborn children have received
from Him. If Moses was eighty and could do what God called Him to do because of
all the power God had given Him to do it. Moses only trusted God each step he
took and he did not know what was ahead. I am sure when true Christians go out
into the world to help others He will provide for them all they need to lead
others to Him and He will get the glory and the praise.
Humans often give credit to human strength, human wisdom,
human awareness, and human integrity, more than we praise Him or acknowledge Him.
Humans love praising other humans to the point they forget God’s purpose and
the Cross. That happens all the time when humans gather together and that is a
snare all of us can fall into.When a true Christian is a missionary sent by God
they proclaim it is the mind of God that He has given them that gives them their faith, love, hope, desires, wisdom, and strength. His divine guidance is always proclaimed through
his true children that are willing to be taught by a Father that wants to teach
They are the one’s foolish enough to trust God’s wisdom and His
supernatural gifts of Himself through His Spirit to work in and through them. They
will never hesitate to give Him the glory, and the praise acknowledging Jesus Christ
has come into their flesh to be poured out into all the world.
Who are you giving credit, praise and glory to will determine
whose mission you are own and who has made you a missionary. Who are you giving
the credit, praise, and glory to, yourself, others, or God through Jesus Christ
our Savior and Lord? Are we acknowledging Him through all His Spirit He
has given us in our flesh to glorify Him?
If the answer is not Him and you want it to be, then ask Him to give you the courage to step up and proclaim Him, Jesus Christ, as your Lord and Savior that has come into you to live more and more!
Where, O death, is your sting?
It has been swallowed up by our one true King! I hear many “Christians” say these words, and I see some
proving them, and living them out. He has proven these words in my life since
He was revealed in my soul over ten years ago. I know He wants to
prove these words to all His children in their own lives.
Many “Christians” are still swallowed up by fear of death, and are swallowed up by many emotions concerning death. Death is the strongest circumstance, and proof He lives in a person. Many “Christians” are still proving they are no different than the world because of how they respond to it. The sting of death
is still real for them and no victory over it has been proven in their lives.
When someone leaves this earth, because I am focused on Him,
my Father always takes me back to my Savior’s death, before His spirit and soul
first left His body. How He must have felt over the death of His Son, His suffering,
pain, and agony we will never understand. Not because of the crucifixion, many
were crucified, but because of all the weight of our sins that disfigured him
so much he did not look human. Movies, and words cannot describe what the Son and Father went through, nor will
we ever understand through our human understanding.
I can’t imagine how they hurt watching all transpire from
the plans the Father and Son had made before the creation of the world, and His purpose for
it. Although he suffered, it was for His purpose and plan in making a Kingdom
and people of His very own, and it was worth all the suffering he suffered for
a little while, no matter how great, because He knew it was going to save souls without sin, and had a full heart for Him; His Eternal son's and daughters, His Holy Kingdom.
He gave His Son all He needed to face death because He
knew where He was going, and the purpose for it. Today those who know Him, believe,
and experience within themselves, and live out His words “To live is Christ and
to die is gain, and they know being in His presence is better by far then living on this earth.
Philippians 1:21 For to me, (Paul) to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
24 I desire to depart with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
We who truly know Him, as Paul did through His Spirit, see death through His eyes, His purpose
for it, and we hope with the Hope of Christ, it will awaken Him in others through our death so they can be saved as others were saved through His. We are sent to live and die as He was sent to live and die, through His presence. As His death saved many
souls, may all death through His children draw people to Him so their souls can be saved.
There is no denying it is hard for a child of God to see any human suffer
pain, no matter what they have done, or the life they have lived. You have no love of God in you if you have no compassion, or forgiveness if
you do not suffer when anyone is in pain. I know it was hard for my Father to
see His Son die as He did, but He willed it, and He was pleased to accomplish it because of what would transpire through His finished work in and through His Son coming to an end on the Cross.
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it
pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt made
his soul, and offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his
days and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
He knew the outcome and the purpose for it, and through
Him He gives us that same will and pleasure in what we need through His
presence when we see a loved one, or when our time comes to suffer our own death when we leave this earth. We
know the outcome just as He knew the outcome, because of what He gives us of Himself. He gives us a heart full of pleasure, deep joy and love no one can take away, and His purpose, and plan for it!
Those who know Him know there is a purpose for our physical death, we might not understand all of it, but we know it is given to us to
prove His victory over it, and it does not sting us as it did before we knew Him.
He is pleased when we prove His presence is real in us, as He was pleased to
prove His presence in His Son at his physical death. He has changed us in how we respond
and react to it because of all He gives us of himself through it.
Today there are over 6000 bodies, souls and spirits an hour leaving this earth. Since there is more people on the earth, there are more leaving this earth. There are 15,000 bodies, spirits and souls born on this earth every hour.
There is many
going through different circumstances that are involved with a soul, and spirit passing from this earth to Heaven; no one is alone having to face the death of a body from this earth, many are prayed for, and He always answers.
I know the more I have faced it through His presence the more I learn of His power and grace through the circumstance. I do not learn from the circumstance but learn from Him through it. I have faced many leaving this earth in the past 10 years, more than I could have ever imagined, due to what He wanted to teach me through all of them.
There is many who die today from all kinds of
diseases, and many die instantly in many ways. We are not alone on this
earth going through whatever we are going through, or whenever we face it
personally ourselves. We do, or can know someone they may
The One that takes them past the sting of it, and gives them victory
over it! He loves to prove it, and He wants to prove it in all those who have received Him. He will always prove His promises, purpose and plans through His Son on the Cross. He is our Father God, Lord and Savior, His Son,Jesus Christ, that lives now in us
through His Spirit!
Do you know Him this way, has He proven in you there is no sting in death, only victory?
Oh death, O death where is your sting, it has been
overcome by the King of all Kings!
Is your mind and heart being tossed
back and forth like the waves?
James 1:6 But when
he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of
the sea blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive
anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
There are all kinds of “voices” that give us doubts in
who we are, and who the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is. The voices that can
give us doubts come from our own mind, from someone else, our sins, and from
our circumstances we face daily. Satan will use all the voices that is not of
God to keep our doubt alive and working until we are fully pulled away from
God, or wavering from one day to the next not truly having confidence in who we
are, and who He is.
Our hearts and mind can become like the waves being tossed
back and forth by the wind, and no true peace will our souls experience because
we are not receiving God’s true voice His Spirit and Word can only give us.
The only voice we
all need to heed is God’s and His alone that we can hear only through the Son, by
way of His Spirit. He gives us the power within ourselves to silence all other voices, and they have no power over us! When we do ask, we must believe Him and His Words He gives
us, not doubt what He is giving us, and who He is for us; our Savior, Lord and
Father. He died so we could have a relationship with Him above all other voices
in the world. He is the only true voice; all other voices, including our own is
We do not want to be only a hearer of His words and voice,
we will be deceiving ourselves if we only go to Him to hear what He says and do
not apply His teachings and instructions to our daily lives. We should live out what He says in our mind, body
and heart, and His faith, hope and love will always guard our mind, body and
heart everyday until He calls us home. If we hear His voice and do not do what
He says we are like someone that looks in the mirror, walks away, and forgets
what he looks like. We are only deceiving ourselves if we go to Him to only hear what He says.
James 1:22 Do not
merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone
who listens to the world but does not do what It says is like a man who looks
at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately
forgets what he looks like.
If you are experiencing doubt what He is giving you is
true, and your mind, and heart feels like it is being tossed back and forth
like the waves? Stop! Listen to God through His word of truth, and let Him
bring you to shore, place you on His Rock, so your mind, and heart cannot be
He will give you your confidence, fearlessness, boldness from all He gives you of Himself, and through all He gives you in this life to prove His word, and promises is true. Do not listen to all the other voices His Spirit and Word do not proclaim. His peace will fully live in your heart everyday as you surrender daily
all other voices that are not Him more and more. Anyone, any where, can begin now living out His truth He can only pour in!
Who is your judge, and can you hear Him judge all things
you do, say and think today?
Have you heard other “Christians” say, “I don’t think
about Him and what He is telling me when I do, say, or think something”, and God is telling you something different. He tells you that he makes a judgement about all things you say, do and think, but you
are not subject to any man’s judgement.
1 Corinthians 2:15
The Spiritual mind makes judgments about all things, but he himself if not
subject to any man’s judgment: For who has known the mind of the Lord that he
may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
It amazes me above all things in this world every day
that I have been given the Holy Mind of God through His Son Jesus Christ to teach
me, guide me, judge me, tell me the way to go, the way to speak, what to speak
and how to live every day, right now, and every minute of my life!
He does not do this to condemn me, but to save me from myself, Satan and this world! He also does this through His other children for His purpose to encourage me to stay close to Him and not drift away. His children judge themselves through His Spirit of truth, then His Spirit judges through them for His other children building themselves up in Him making a Kingdom of His own.
Our Father tells us His Holy Spirit that is living in
Christians, that belong to Him, speaks to them about all things they do, say, and think if their mind and heart belong to Him they will always hear Him. If their
mind and heart do not belong to him then they are Spiritually discerned living
through their natural flesh, and cannot hear Him. If we are His we will be experiencing
this one-on-one relationship with Him judging everything that we do, say, and think for His
will, purpose and plan for our lives right now everyday!
1 Corinthians 2:13
That is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words
taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without
the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for
they are foolishness to him, and are spiritually discerned.
A person that is
spiritually discerned will never hear God make judgments about all things they do, say, or think they
are still living through their natural mind and cannot accept the things
that come from the Spirit of God, for the words He speaks are foolishness to
them and they cannot understand them.
Many today claim to be “spiritual human beings”. There
are many spirits in the world, but only One Holy Spirit that has the mind of
God, and He can only be received through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior from
the Cross. This past weekend I was traveling in the mountains and came
across the Native American Ten Commandments, and this is what I read.
The Earth is our Mother care for her.
Honor all your relations.
Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit.
All life is sacred, treat all beings with respect.
Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
Do what needs to be done for the good of all.
Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each new
Speak the truth, but only of the good in others.
Follow the rhythms of the nature, rise and retire with
Enjoy life’s journey but leave no tracks.
The Native American’s claim to be spiritual people, and
they were, and still are, but they are not Holy Spirit filled unless they have
been given our Father’s Holy Spirit through the Cross of His First Holy Son. You
can read from what they believed there is some of our Father’s truth mixed in
with their commandments, but unless they are given His Holy Spirit no matter
how spiritual they think they are they are not Holy Spirit filled, and will not
understand God’s Holy Word, it will sound foolish to them.
All humans are spiritual, and most today are molding Him
and creating Him in their own image instead of the other way around. Many are trying
to make God to fit their mind and calling it His mind.
If a person’s mind is on Jesus Christ then they will
always here Him through His Spirit judging everything they do, say and think
because He wants to make them One with the Father as the Son was One with the Father.
If He is not first, and many think He is, then they will never hear Him because their ears are blocked by yourself, other things, and people in this world.
John 17:22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me.
If you are sinning He will tell you every time what you
are doing is wrong, and do not continue to do it or something worse will happen
to you because He loves you and wants to save you. If you continue then you will not hear Him because your ears are
becoming blocked by the sin you keep committing. This person will become spiritually
discerned because they are living through their flesh wanting to please it and not through His
Spirit. They also will begin following other false teachers teaching them what
their itching ears want to hear.
John 5:14 Later
Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop
sinning or something worse may happen to you.”
If you are thinking of yourself, others, or things in
this world above Him you are not going to hear Him speak to you because you,
and the things of this world are more important than He is. You may “feel” like
you know Him, but truly you are Spiritually discerned because He is not first
in your life. Fear of this world, doubt, and other things in this world still
have you captive, and you are not totally free in Him to hear His true
judgments that keep you on His righteous path.
John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in
the world. If anyone loves the world, the love to the Father is not in him. For
everything in the world – the craving of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and
the boasting what he has and does- comes not from the Father but from this
world. The world and its desire pass away, but the man who does the will of God
If you are risking your life in any way other than for
His name sake, He will be telling you what you are doing is not His will for
your life. If He is first in your life you will hear Him, and if He is not you
will not hear Him because the world and what it is offering you is more
important than what He is offering you. God does not want you to risk your life
for worldly desires, your own glory, heroism, and worldly pleasures.
Matthew 10:39 Whoever
finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find
Many “Christians” do not “think” this way because what is
on their mind is things in this world above Him, and many people are not aware
because they are being deceived. Many people claim today that He is first in
their mind and heart but their lives prove He is not by the things they do, or
not willing to do, the way they think, live, and speak.
Do you hear Him judge all things that you do, say and
think? Are you completely free in Him, do you have fear, shame, guilt, doubt
and worry over taking your mind and heart? Are you more aware of others in what
they are doing before you look at yourself in what you are doing, saying, and
thinking? Are you thinking more about pleasing yourself, others, and what the
world is offering than what He is offering?
If you truly want to hear Him all the time judging you in
what you do, say, and think then truly put Him above all things and people. Then you will always hear Him. Be
truthful with yourself, do not be prideful, or have self-piety. Do not be
afraid to speak the truth to Him, he wants you to be truthful to Him above yourself, and all other people. Only through Him can you be true to yourself.
Begin today repenting of all thoughts, speech, things, ways, teachings,
that are not Him. You can be totally
free having Him be your judge, judging all the things you do, say, and think so
you too can have the mind, and heart of Christ keeping you safe in your Father’s
will and arms now, and for eternity!
Is there some condition we
must be in to receive God’s Grace?
Our Father's love is described
all through His word, and His gift of His Son is given to human kind despite the
disposition of our natural sinful human nature. This does not say He does not
care how each of us respond to His gift of love. His love through Christ
changes our disposition. How we respond and demonstrate our love in return does
matter to Him.
Romans 5:8 But God
demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinner, Christ died
for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we
be saved from his wrath through him! For if when we were God’s enemies we were
reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been
reconciled, shall we be saved through His life. Not only is this so, but we
also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received
This scripture says For
God’s sake and Holy name His grace that brings salvation as “appeared” to all
human kind, but it does not say all will “hear” or “see” Him who gives His
Titus 2:11 For the grace
of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No”
to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and
godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope-the glorious
appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to
redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his
very own, eager to do what is good.
He is the gift for all
mankind that has appeared to all mankind, and he has appeared to all, to save
all. Clearly not all see Him, hear him, or believe in Him so it is us that
respond to His saving grace and love differently due to whatever we are letting
block our ears or our eye sight. This must have something to do with the
“condition” we are in, if some believe and others do not. God gives us the
answer to this question through Paul to the letter to the Corinthians.
2 Corinthians 4:4 The god
of this age (world) has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot
see the light of the gospel that display the glory of Christ, who the image of
This scripture tells us
two reasons the god (Satan) of this world has blinded the minds of believers so
they cannot see the light of the gospel. The first one is the message must be
the gospel message.
The message of Him being
crucified as a sacrifice for us, and us crucifying ourselves in faith as a
sacrifice for Him daily, His resurrection, and Him resurrecting in us by faith
in Him daily because we are crucifying ourselves daily through faith while we
carry our own cross by all He gives us of His presence to carry it.
If we do not hear that
gospel message, and hear another gospel message our minds are being blocked,
and we can’t see the light of Him, and His truth.
The second reason the god
of this world has got our ears blocked is because we would rather belong to the
world, keep what we like rather than give up our rights to ourselves willingly
we don’t want to believe we are too busy gratifying our sinful natures, and the
God will bring each of us
to our broken spirit through the circumstances and relationships He arranges in
our lives. Everyone will experience a trail that brakes their spirit at some
point in their lives. That is why we have no true peace in our hearts without
His presence giving us His faith. That is why without him we are moved and grow
by our own feelings and understanding through our experiences and each
relationship and circumstance we face. We begin feeling like tossed waves going
back and forth because we have no wisdom from Him.
James 1:6 If any one lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to Him.
But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like
a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
We learn from Him through
our experiences, and we learn from Him in our relationships that is what
separates us from the wise in the world which He makes look foolish. So, what
condition do we need to be in for us to receive His faith, mercy and grace
through His presence?
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart. O God, you will not despise.
He tells us in this
statement one who has a strong human spirit, self-seeking, selfish, or thinking
they are their own god then they will not receive the knowledge of who He truly
is. He despises a prideful haughty human spirit that thinks their natural soul
and spirit is their own god, but a spirit that knows it is broken and contrite
within itself that comes to Him, He will not despise, and those kinds of people
will be blessed by Him.
Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs
is the kingdom of God.
These words of Jesus
reveal to us the person who knows their spirit is poor in making them holy and
true He blesses them by His presence that opens His Kingdom for them.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they
will see God.
These words of God through
the Son of God reveal to us that a person who has a pure heart for Him alone
and does not mix other voices, teachings, people and things above Him,
including themselves will see God.
Another Scripture I found
that many may getting the unconditional message through is this one.
Colossians 3:11: Here there is no Greek or Jews,
circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is
all and is in all.
Paul is speaking to the
church in Colossians, and He is saying “here” in this body of believers all who
have come to the cross whether you are Greek, Jew, circumcised or
uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, all of them had the
opportunity to give all of themselves to Christ so all of Christ could be in
Clearly His love comes
through the gospel message of the Cross without human-kind having to be
righteous when they can’t be, but knowing they are poor and broken is the key
to receiving his grace that opens their unbelief from them being a sinner into
His saving grace. If we want Him to manifest His sanctified presence in us, and
living through us for others through His presence, denying ourselves daily, and carrying our own cross we have to
be poor in Spirit, before He will do it.
God is love and He has
given it to all men, and He will never change wanting to save us from the sin
that holds us captive to our sinful natures, and this world. His love changes
us daily when we are willing to give Him ownership of ourselves through the
faith His presence reveals so His Son’s Spirit can continue to work in and
Our hearts and its
condition does matter to Him in how we respond to His love. Not our gender,
race, or ethnic origin. He calls all to the Cross. It does not matter to Him if we are naturally
morally good, educated, in poverty, wealthy, wicked or evil, His love can
change us if we are willing to let go of all things that are blocking us from
Are you making God's gift, a seasonal gift?
We have come upon the “season” many of us call the season
of gift giving, but God’s gift is not seasonal. What He gives us through His
gift of His Son, His Holy Spirit, is the light of the World that shines in and
through us 365 days a year!!
We exchange gifts of ourselves with Him every day, and
what He gives us of Himself overcomes any gift we give Him of ourselves.
The gift we exchange with Him is the gift of ourselves
with His gift of Himself, and He is not seasonal, what He gives us first gives
us the power to give Him all of ourselves every day for the rest of our lives. I
hope this message will inspire you to give all of yourself to Him from the
power He gives you, so His fruit of His Spirit can be with you every day! This
is how our gift exchange can only occur and this is exactly the way your gift
exchange will occur when you have given all to Him every day!
First through His Spirit within He draws us to Him through
the gift of His love, mercy and forgiveness from the Cross that gives us His faith
above anyone or anything else giving us what we need to live the life He has chose for us to live.
Psalm 42:8 By day
the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me- a prayer to God of my
John 3:16 “For God
so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whomever believes in
him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God, did not send his Son into
the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.
John 6:43 “Stop
grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. No one can come to me unless the
Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. It is
written in the Prophets: They will all be taught by God, everyone who listens
to the Father and learns from him comes to me. No one has seen the Father
except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father.
When a person knows the gift of God that is asking them
to give all of who they are to Him, through what He draws them with, all they need
to do is ask, and He will pour Himself in that person the gift of life that
pours out of them like living water.
John 4:10 Jesus
answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who is that asks you for a
drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
When someone receives the gift of His living water that
pours out of them through His Spirit the world will hate them. His gift takes a
person past this world, and those that love this world will hate those who have
received Him because of His gift of Himself. This causes many people to give up
His gift in exchange for another the world will accept.
John 15:19 If you
belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not
belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. This is why the
world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than
his master,’ (John 13:16) If they persecuted me they will persecute you also.
If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this
way because of my name, for they not know the One who sent me.
Those who do not obey the teachings of Christ will not
want to be around those who do because of who He is and his teachings they
follow through His Spirit every day. Those that are a part of this world will
not know the One who gave them the gift of God that is not a seasonal gift, nor
was He given to us to be a seasonal gift.
Through Him and His teachings He does
not teach us his birthday, his “seasonal” gift giving, nor does he tell us to
celebrate His birth as a “season”. He did not tech us the word “Christmas” nor
did He give us the “Christmas” story as a seasonal celebration; the world did. This teaching of this tradition has caused Him, for many, to be a “seasonal God” with “seasonal joy”, and “seasonal
gift giving”, that should be experienced every day because God gives every day
the gift of Himself with His complete joy that never changes. We should be celebrating Him every day the same way
we celebrate Him during what the world has made into a "season".
2 Peter 1:3 His
divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our
knowledge of him who call us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he
has given us his precious promises, so that through them you may participate in
the divine nature and escape corruption in the world cause by evil desires.
How do you think He feels when someone says, “I love this
season”, “This is my favorite time of year, or “He is the reason for the season?”
He is not any reason for any season because He did not teach us he is a
seasonal gift through His life-giving gift of His Spirit. He is the reason for
living each day! This “season” should not give us any reason to love Him more,
have more joy, more gift giving, or recognize his birth any more than any other
day He gives us. If it does, then we are making Him be a reason for only a “season.” Which is one of the reasons I think he never told us because He knew what we would do.
The Cross is the only reason we have His gift and
celebrate His gift of Himself each day. In remembrance of Him He taught us to
only celebrate His gift by communion with Him, with bread being His body, and
wine being His blood. If we follow this “Christmas” tradition man has created
we should be living the same as we do each day full of His fruit of His Spirit,
giving all ways through His Spirit He gives us the opportunity too, as we do any other day. We should rejoice
in Him the same we do through the gift of His birth in us every day, not make this "season" any different than any other day!
make His birth a “seasonal” celebration through the spirit of yourself, it will
not last. He did not teach us that, He taught us to live in the gift of Christ
every day! This does not mean we cannot celebrate this tradition the world as created, it means it should not stand out as being something brighter, more joyful, or more giving than any other time He gives us during the 365 days of each year He gives us to live in and through Him. The truth is most of us are more brighter, more giving, more loving, more joyful, and we justify it in so many ways the world has taught us.
If we find ourselves being brighter, more loving, more joyful, more
giving in this “season” than any other time or day, then we can repent and He
will renew our minds!! We do not need to fall into the trap the world has
created and make Him a “seasonal” God, that teaching will not last. He wants us to experience
His presence within ourselves every day as His light overcoming the darkness
that takes us past this world into His now. We can repent and ask Him to forgive
us for making Him a “seasonal gift” if we look at ourselves and find we are, or have been doing that for some time.
He will forgive us and give us what we need
of Himself that makes Him our light of truth that lives in and pours out of us
every day! We can still celebrate this tradition, but this tradition can come
and go without being anxious, worried, and overcome with endless list of "gift giving" when we remain in Him as we do everyday! We will find we are as bright in Him any season of life when we remain in Him and not follow the world that changes like shadows. His gift of
Himself in and through us will be welling up in us the same every day in a whole new