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ARE WE WILLING TO DIE TO LIVE?



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.

Beyond our imagination













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

Are you being choked and don't realize it?


 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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 first. 

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 them.
 
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.

Who has planted 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!

Psalm 1:l-3 
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 on and who made you a missionary?







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 all.
 
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, physically, intellectually.
 
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 received Him.
 
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 short time. 

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 His sake.
 
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 way. 

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 years. 

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 them. 

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?

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 not know. 

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?


 
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 a lie.
 
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 shaken. 

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?




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 day.
Speak the truth, but only of the good in others.
Follow the rhythms of the nature, rise and retire with the sun.
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. 
 
For example:
 
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 lives forever.
 
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 it.
 
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?




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 reconciliation.  
 
 
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 grace.
 
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 God.
 
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 world.
 
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 all them.
 
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 through us.
 
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 receiving His.

Are you making God's gift, a seasonal gift?




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 life.
 
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! 

Do not 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 way!


















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