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LOST PEACE

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How many times have you found yourself loosing sleep, lying there, tossing and turning for hours in turmoil, with your mind seemingly going in circles? What to do? What to say? No! I can’t do that, and I shouldn’t say that, but, what should I do?? If only they would—–If only things were…..

Know what? You’ve lost your peace. –

Romans 8:6 says “the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace”. As I read that scripture one day, a “flag” went up in me. It marked a spot — a spot that said “when peace is gone, the mind is set on the flesh”. What an eye opener! I could see what I needed to do. I needed to get my mind set back on the spirit! I needed peace.

You can live without many things, but you cannot live (have quality of life) without peace. The Word says that He (Yeshuah/Jesus) is the Prince of Peace and that all His paths are peace. If you’re not on His path (following Him), there is no peace.

The Word also says that when we find ourselves “caught up in the futility of our mind, the eyes of our {spiritual} understanding are darkened.” (that is the Lin Van Brunt paraphrase of Eph. 4:17&18) in other words, when our mind goes round and round in confusion and frustration, we are unable to have the spiritual understanding we need to have victory in any given situation.

At this same time, I was counseling with several people who were having difficulty keeping their spiritual balance — they would have peace for short periods, but as they allowed themselves to be caught up in their circumstances, peace would disappear and they would be back in turmoil. As I prayed, I found myself seeking an answer for them, steps (a road map) that would lead them back to a position of peace — something that would work every time. All they would have to do was follow it. Daddy God came through!!! The amazing thing was, it worked marvelously — for me. (So many times I have found myself telling someone else what I so desperately need to hear.) This is what Daddy/God gave me:

First of all, the “red flag”. Romans 8:6 “for the mind set on the flesh (mans way to do things) is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace” — i.e. if you have no peace, your mind is not set on the spirit.

THE ROAD BACK TO PEACE

First leg — Matthew 6:25-the end of the chapter — beginning with “take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, what you shall drink or what you shall put on —–and end with — but seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” Don’t forget “and take no thought for tomorrow, for each day has enough troubles of its own”. I am amazed at how much thought we exert thinking about things that Yeshuah/Jesus said we were to take no thought about. Food and clothing take a huge amount of thought in most of our lives and yet He said take no thought concerning those things. Zero – He has lovingly promised to provided those things for us if we will but receive them.

The important part about this “map” is to come into complete agreement with what He has said (promised).

1) choose to refuse to dwell on all the things you previously chose to worry about – food, clothing, finance, tomorrow. Thinking about those things are what stole your peace to begin with.

2) seek (before you do anything else) His kingdom in your life — make Him king of every area — Your life=His domain.

Second leg – Philippians 4: 4-8 “Rejoice in the Lord always — Be anxious for nothing but by prayer and thanksgiving with supplication, make your requests known to God and the peace that passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus — but think on these things whatsoever is pure whatsoever is honorable etc.”

Come into agreement with these verses. Rejoice about everything. When you think about it, just the fact that He has saved us should be enough to allow us to rejoice 24/7, but to realize that He is sovreign in every situation can allow us to choose to be anxious about nothing, and think only about things listed in verse 8.

Third leg – James 1: 2-4 “Count it all joy when you encounter various trials knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance and let endurance have it’s perfect result that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing.”

Again, come into a conscious agreement with these verses. You can choose to count it all joy — get all excited about the trials you are experiencing, because you know (if you think about it) that they are tests of the faith that you’ve already been given creating in you endurance, which will bring you to a place where you will be “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

I cannot tell you how many times I have been rescued by this road map. It really works. It is, though, like all other maps — unless you follow it and do what it says, you will never reach your desired destination (PEACE).

GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS!!!

PENTECOST/SHAVUOT

Begins today,June 4, 2014

Leviticus 23:4 & 15 ‘These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them. — You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; —

Preparation for the Feast of Pentecost begins the day after the Feast of First Fruits (or Wave Offering) with “counting the omer”. (An omer is one-half gallon of barley.)

This day of the week began the barley harvest and this fifty day count. They were to count seven complete sabbaths (49 days) plus the day following, then they were to celebrate Pentecost. Click here to determine the date of observance. Pentecost (regardless of what day of the week it falls on is always considered a Shabbat (day of complete rest).

Pentecost is a Greek word meaning “fiftieth day”. This feast celebrates, among other things, the wheat harvest which is the last of the grain harvests. The Hebrew name for this feast is “Shavuot” meaning “weeks”.

As with all the other feasts, specific offerings were required to be offered at the temple. Produce from the garden and the wheat field were to be offered at the temple in honor of this festival (appointment/rehearsal * see Introduction to the Feasts) and were to be the absolute best of the earliest produce ripened. A man could be seen going through his fields looking for the first things to ripen and he would tie a cord around that fruit to designate it for offering.

Traditional decorations for the festival all have a harvest theme, consisting of anything coming ripe or being harvested during this feast. In Israel, which has a year-round growing season, that isn’t difficult, but in places which have a short growing season, it would be necessary to use what is at hand. In our area, we have strawberries coming ripe and I think asparagras. Not being much of a gardener, I will have to check with someone who knows more about it in order to see what else is available.

After the children of Israel left Egypt, tradition says that they journeyed fifty days to Mt. Sinai where they were given the ten commandments. Celebrating the receipt of this precious gift is a big part of this day. (Read Exodus 19:1.) Along with the account of the giving of the Law in Exodus 19:20, it is traditional, during this feast, to read the book of Ruth, a beautiful story of love and redemption. Scriptural readings also include the genealogy of King David who, according to tradition, was born and died on Shavuot.

With this feast as well as all the others, family togetherness and harmony are encouraged. In some areas, it also appears that as part of Pentecost, it is traditional to have a family slumber party outdoors while looking for the constellations. It is written in scripture, that the gospel is in the stars. It is true, and the stars tell the story. Martha Zimmerman’s book “Celebrate the Feasts” is again, a valuable asset. She shows the constellations, and explains how they tell and confirm the Gospel.

For Christians, Pentecost is the annual remembrance of the giving of the Holy Spirit which took place in the Upper Room in the first couple of chapters of Acts. The time that Yeshuah said to wait for when He ascended after the crucifixion – the time when He said that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit would come and we would receive power.

I remember the account of Yeshuah saying that it was necessary for Him to go away so that the Comforter could come. It was very necessary……..necessary for Him to leave physically so that He (the

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ISRAEL !!!!!

 

 Yom Haazmaut!!!!

 

WAVE OFFERING

Wave Offering

Leviticus 23:4 & 34 ‘These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them. — Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the Lord.  On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind.  v.39 — On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day.  Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.  You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year.  It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, you shall celebrate it in the seventh month.  You shall live in booths for seven days, all the native-born in Israel shall live in booths so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt.  I am the Lord your God.”

This feast is called “Sukkot”, (the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Booths) — A time when the whole community of believers moves into temporary shelters “booths” and “lives with the Lord for seven days”.  It is a time when a person displays all the bounty they can and the feeling is that there is no “want” or deprivation.

This is probably the feast that most resembles a “Party”.  Everywhere you go in Israel during this feast, you will find the sukkah.  In back yards, on roof tops, on the grounds of every hotel and kibbutz, you find these little temporary shelters.  They range from very tiny, humble and shabby to very beautiful, ornate and large.  When we were there, you would even see them on apartment balconies no wider than three feet.     

Some years ago, I was privileged to visit Israel.  On the last night of Sukkot, my roommate and I were in Tiberias located on the Sea of Galilee.  Because our internal clocks were confused, we found ourselves standing on the balcony of our hotel observing a rollicking, on-going party at four in the morning (Israel time).  In a plaza a few hundred feet from the hotel, there was a band with a singer (singing – loudly) with plenty of room for many dancers who were dancing vigorously.  We later found out that this was a festival called “Simhat Torah” meaning Rejoicing of the Torah.  It is not mentioned in scripture and is not actually a part of the Sukkot celebration, but has been celebrated for so long the day following Sukkot, that it just all runs together.

I also noticed a square blue tarp-covered structure on the grounds of this beautiful hotel I was staying in, and that there were men sleeping in it ( I could just see feet protruding from the doorway).  When I asked what this structure was, I was told that it was a sukka, erected for the Feast of Sukkot.  Somehow, I don’t think it was what I expected.

You will find everything you need for observing this feast, from instruction on how to build a sukka to recipes for traditional foods to games to play with your children in “Celebrate The Feasts” by Martha Zimmerman and in “The Complete Family Guide to Jewish Holidays” by Dalia Hardof Renberg which was written to encourage the present-day observance of these festivals by the family.

Click here to determine the current date of observance.

Many believers feel that the millennium reign mentioned in the book of Revelation will be the way this feast is fulfilled.  It could be, but our imaginations have always fallen short of God’s reality.

In the Old Testament, it is recorded that this will be a feast that all will be required to observe during the Millennium.  Should a person fail to observe it, no rain will fall on their crops.  (No, LOL I’m not going to look it up for you — go dig!)

True world world peace is the future I see when I contemplate this feast and its observance. Yeshuah will be reigning from Jerusalem for a thousand years. The scripture says we will reign with Him. WOW!!! Shew!! I can hardly wait!!!

Lin ><>

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE

April 10, 2014

Revelation 12:11 says “And they overcame the Devil by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony”. 

I know in my heart that one of the most powerful things we can do in the Spirit Realm is to tell what Abba has done for us (to give our testimony).  For the first time in forty-two years, I’m impressed to publish the testimony about how Father God showed me the truth about life and death. 

In the past, I’ve given portions of the testimony several times in person (one on one) and a few times in a public setting when giving a concert.  As far as I can remember, I’ve never made it this public in its entirety.  It is very personal and I must confess it isn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done.  My children have never heard the whole of it.  It’s just never come up.  It is, however, the forty-second (42) anniversary of Nelson Grant (Bill) Bailey’s departure from this temporal world.    

In a nutshell, this natural life, the one that you and I look in the mirror and see is not real!  You read it right – it’s NOT real!  What IS real is what we don’t see, the spirit world. 

Up until approximately 1971, I was one of those people who feared dying.  The thought of it haunted me. 

We were living in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the time.  Bill was a truck driver with a weekly trip from Tulsa to the West coast and back again, justo put food on the table and to pay for his flight lessons.  We had decided to “go for broke” and do whatever was necessary for him to get the licenses necessary for him to earn a living flying instead of driving a truck. 

I’m not sure just what brought it about, but this night after putting the children to bed (Chris was eight, Cashion was six, and Ricky (Skeeter) was maybe 18 months) I was consumed with the overwhelming knowledge that I would not live through the night.  

Bill was somewhere headed to the West Coast and there was no way to contact him.  Besides, what would I tell him?  All I had was this overwhelming knowledge that I was going to die.

I prepared as best I could.  I printed a note for Chris telling him to get the neighbor next door and bring her to me where there was another note for her telling her how to contact my parents.  Then I lay down on the couch with my bible clutched to my chest. I was so sure that I would die that night, and that He would have to take care of my children. 

When I woke that next morning, I was very surprised that I was still alive – I had not died but something in me had.  The fear of dying was gone.  In its place was the supernatural revelation that for a believer to leave this reality was a “graduation”.  Also, I knew that I (the part of me that was me) would never die. 

I’m not sure how much time passed except that Bill got a job flying and we moved to Tyler, Texas where he became a pipeline pilot for a company located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He loved to fly, and though he has gone from home for only a few days a week, he was happy in his job.  I was so happy for him.  We both loved flying (I had always dreamed of flying). 

One morning, we got up as usual and I started my bread. (I baked all of our bread at that time).  Bill loaded his flight bag in the car and I heard the car horn.  I went to the door (a little irritated because my hands were covered with wet dough) only to see his smiling face behind the wheel.  He knew what he was doing and threw me a kiss, laughed and backed out of the driveway.  LOL 

That was the last time I ever saw him.

Before noon, the phone rang – it was a call from the president of the company Bill worked for in Tulsa.  He asked me to sit down, (which I did) then he told me that Bill had gone down and was dead.  Sitting there on the bed, I felt like I was literally falling apart in little pieces.  I visualized a cartoon I had seen where a cat was thrown against a wall and shattered in a thousand pieces that fell in a pile on the floor (that was me)! 

Before I knew it, there was pressure on my shoulders as if someone behind me was supporting me, holding me up, holding me together.  Then I heard these words “Now, do you really believe what I showed you or did you just wish to impress your friends?”  Yes, I realized, I really DID BELIEVE what He had told me concerning life and death, and on top of that MY GOD WAS REALLY THERE! I could feel His presence and His comfort. I will never, ever forget it.

That night, the children and I camped in the living room, not wishing to be apart.  They fell asleep watching Daniel Boone. That night, Janet R. a new friend had come to spend the night with us.  She was VERY pregnant, and took our bedroom that was just off the livingroom.  It was very dark in our house because our street was tree-lined and without streetlights, yet I could feel pressure on the couch where I was sleeping the way you do when someone sits beside you, and I knew it was The Lord.  He spoke to me for hours.  I had never heard the 23rd Psalm that way.  He was truly with me.  I became so excited about His presence that I just had to tell someone.  I thought maybe Janet might be awake because she was so very pregnant, and was having trouble getting comfortable at night even in her own bed, so I got up quietly and moved to the open door of the bedroom and peered in.  She spoke almost immediately, “Lin, is that you?”  I said “Yes”, Her voice was full of awe.  “Lin, you are glowing, did you know that you are glowing?”  “No, but I need to talk if it’s OK”.  

As I shared in the dark about the presence of the Lord, she listened, but continued to be amazed at the shechinah around me.  

After the funeral, and the move back to Oklahoma City, the glow was still there periodically.  Upon joining a local church there, people would comment that at times, I glowed.  I’m not sure when or if it has completely faded, I only know that when I think and remember the night that The God of All Creation sat upon my bed and comforted me I can feel that glow inside of me.

He keeps His promises!!! He has promised to never leave us or forsake us!!! In my desperate time of need He was there.  In fact, He was/is/will always be HERE – ALL THE TIME!!  HE PREPARED ME BEFOREHAND.  HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN!  HE knew the exact time that Bill was going to move from this temporal existence to the permanent spirit realm of eternity.

In a more recent time of need, Abba demonstrated again His ability to meet my need.  I sat in an office, needing comfort and consolation and heard the voice of Abba.  He told me that Bill still loved me!!  In that moment came the knowledge that Bill still lives in absolute health (there is no death where he is).  He has Agape purpose and is busy interceding for those that he and Abba love.  It seemed I could “see” him standing at Yeshua’s elbow saying (with a smile on his face) “just tell her again, she’ll get it”.

 

PROCLAMATION OF HEALTH

I_______________________do hereby PROCLAIM according to the Word of God and His Promises that I am Healed, Healthy, and Whole in my spirit, soul (mind/will/emotions) and body, in the Name Above all names of Jesus, and by the Blood He shed on Calvary.

 

Therefore, I proclaim that I am Spiritually healthy because of the Holy Spirit that resides in my spirit – sent by Jesus Himself after He bled and died on the Cross of Calvary and rose up from the grave.  When He ascended on High, He sent the Holy Spirit to LIVE in me.  And I feed my spirit with the Word of God daily — my SPIRITUAL nourishment.

 

Further, I proclaim that MY SOUL (MIND/WILL/EMOTIONS) IS HEALTHY because I have the mind of Christ and I am transformed by the renewing of my MIND daily in the Holy Word of God!

 

Because my body is the Temple of God’s Holy Spirit, I now and forever proclaim that I have a healthy body from the top of my head to the soles of my feet and all points in between.

 

I have healthy hair, scalp and skin.

 

I have healthy eyes ears nose, sinuses, mouth teeth, gums, throat, and esophagus.

 

I have healthy digestive tract, stomach, appendix, gall bladder, liver, and spleen.

 

I have a healthy face, neck and breasts, and my back is strong and healthy.

 

I have healthy arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers and toes.

 

I have healthy joints; jaws, shoulders, elbows, wrists, knuckles, hips, knees, ankles, heels, arches.

 

I have healthy bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and veins.

 

I have a healthy brain, lungs and heart – all of the valves, blood vessels and aorta are functioning normally, I have very healthy blood; my cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, etc. are normal.  My bodily wastes (urine and feces) are not contaminated in any way.  My Blood pressure is perfect!

 

I have a healthy bladder, kidneys, urinary tract, colon, bowels and rectum!

 

I have a healthy (women) uterus, ovaries, vagina and cervix – (men) penis, testicles and prostate.

 

I walk in the health that was provided for me by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!

 

Glory to God! Halleluiah!

(written by Susan D. Henning, in January 2014,as directed by the Hoy Spirit of Almighty God)

(Please feel free to copy and share as the Spirit Leads)

PURIM

 

FEAST OF LOTS

Purim is the plural for the word “pur” which means “lot”, the process of determining something by chance.  I relate it to “flipping a coin” or “choosing straws” or “picking a number”.  In this case, though, it refers to the process that Haman, a wicked advisor to King Ahasuerus of Persia, used to determine the day on which he would carry out his horrible plan for a mass destruction of humanity.  This year, the feast is celebrated in just a few days on the 16th of March.  I think it is amazing that this feast should be so eminent – The media is so full reports of animosity toward the jewish people just as Haman was.  I am certain that our G-d, the Great I Am is also aware of what I know to be planned attacks by His ancient enemy, the Devil.  Those attacks will not be successful.  Our G-d WILL prevail!!!

The book of Esther is one of my very favorite.  It shows how someone (in this case, a young girl) of humble circumstances can be selected for noble purposes.    The Book of Esther relates this wonderful story and in itself is the whole explanation for why the holiday was instituted. 

Esther, a very humble Jewish girl, was selected by the servants of  King Ahasuerus for her beauty.  Eventually, she would be chosen to be Queen.  King Ahasuerus banished the queen she replaced because she refused to obey his commands.  Remember, “Don’t mess with the King”!  Evidently, Esther didn’t reveal her nationality, she even used a different name from her Jewish name which was Hadassah  because the King didn’t know that she (or her cousin, Mordechai) was Jewish.  It seems it wasn’t very popular to be Jewish in Persia.  (Kinda like today.)

The story goes that Esther’s cousin Mordechai overheard two of the kings servants planning to kill the King.  When Mordechai told Queen Esther about the plot, she told the King and the plot failed.  This event and Mordechai’s warning play a very important part in the story because they were documented in the kings records.

Now, King Ahasuerus had an advisor whose name was Haman.  He was, in fact, the second most powerful man in the kingdom.  He was also a very evil man, full of his own importance and enjoyed the fact that everyone was afraid of him.  The people demonstrated their fear by bowing to him whenever he rode through the streets of Shushan — all but Mordechai — he would not bow.  When Haman asked him why he would not bow to him, the second  most powerful man in all of Persia, Mordechai would answer that he was a Jew and was prevented by his relationship with God from bowing to anyone but God.  Haman was infuriated.  His fury became directed not only at Mordechai, but at the thing that empowered him to refuse to bow or to fear – Mordechai’s Jewishness i.e. his relationship with his God.  He began to form a plan to kill them all, especially Mordechai.

Haman couldn’t decide on what day to hold the slaughter, so he  – drew lots called “purim” (“picked a number”).  This is how the holiday got its name.  The date drawn was the fourteenth day of the Hebrew month Adar.  In most years, this date comes in March. 

When Mordechai heard of the plot, he contacted Queen Esther to seek her aid in delivering the Jews from destruction.  He knew that she would have to risk her own life in order to help, but, realized also that she had been raised up by God for just such a time as this.

I don’t want to spoil the story for you.  Please read it for yourselves and especially to any young girls you may have in your household.

In subsequent years, this has become the holiday used to celebrate many such deliverances.

Observance includes plays, masquerade parties, parades and special foods depicting the events of the book of Esther.  As the story is read at the synagogue on the eve of the thirteenth of Adar, while everyone is in costume, noisy methods are used to drown out the very mention of Haman’s name.  This is because Haman was a descendant of the Amalekites, bitter enemies of the Israelites, and the bible instructs us to wipe out the memory of their leader Amalek.

It appears that the masks are to remind us of several things.  To remind us that we don’t have to tell all we know – Esther didn’t reveal her ancestry – and that the most important place for God to hold is within us, where no one can see.  If He holds that place, He will guide our actions. 

Dalia Hardof Renberg’s book “The Complete Family Guide to Jewish Holidays” is again a valuable aid in observing this holiday.  I was also given a book titled “On Purim“, written by Cathy Goldberg Fishman, that would be great for use in celebrating for younger children.  

We can all remember times when Daddy/God used miraculous methods to deliver us from destruction.  HE DID IT BEFORE, HE WILL DO IT AGAIN!!!!!  After all,  “He has removed us from the power of darkness and set is in the Kingdom of the Son of His Love”.

Grace and Peace.

ONE WILL

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(The One Millennial Rule)

This article was taken from a book called “Number In Scripture“,  a book by Ethelbert W. Bullinger,  D.D. written in 1894 and published in the US in 1980 by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Mich.  The book, though currently out of print is well worth reading (if you can find it) and sheds a good deal of light on portions of scripture where numbers are significant but their significance hidden.  Each number has a meaning i.e. the number one (1) means unity, the number five (5) means grace.

“And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; In that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one.”

There will in that glorious day be no one to dispute Jehovah’s rule. There will be no difference of law, or will or rule, then. All will be harmony, unity, and agreement. This is the secret of Millennial peace. In the Lord’s Prayer the two are placed together, one being consequent upon the other.

“Thy kingdom come.”

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

Where there are more wills than one, there can be no peace, no rest. There must necessarily be conflict and confusion.

This is the secret of all disturbances in families, parties, and nations.

We sometimes hear of a “Dual Control,” but is a fiction. It exists only in words, not in reality!

This is the secret of rest for the heart now –”One Will.” As long as there are two wills there can be no peace. As long as our will is not subject to God’s will, we cannot know what rest is.

This is where the Lord Jesus, as man, found rest in the midst of His rejection. In Matt. 11, John the Baptist doubts, vs.2,3; The people of that generation reject Him, vv. 16-19; the cities which saw His mightiest works do not believe vs. 20-24. Then we read in the next verses (25,26), “AT THAT TIME Jesus answered and said, I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes, Even so Father; for so it seemed good in Thy sight,’ And then turning to His weary servants, the subjects of similar trials and disappointments, He says, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

In other words, rest is to be found only in subjection to the Father’s will. This is the secret of present rest for our souls. This is the secret of Millennial peace and blessing for the earth.

How simple! and yet what strangers we are to this rest! How the Lord’s servants are rushing hither and thither to find this great blessing, and yet do not enter into it! Why is this? It is because we do not believe that His will is better than our own? If we were occupied with the Lord instead of with ourselves, with the Blesser instead of with our “blessing,” we should soon have such a sense of His grace and glory and power as would convince us that His will is better than ours; and then, instead of being busy with ourselves and enquiring how we are to give up our will, we should see that His is so good that we really loathe our own, and desire only His.

This blessing is not gained by any “act of surrender’ or “act of faith,’ but our own will simply vanishes in the contemplation of His will as we see it to be all-gracious and all-good.

Man’s modern methods all begin at the wrong end. They begin with ourselves, they occupy us the ourselves, and hence the failure. The Divine method puts “God First,” and thus the end is assured.

It is when our hearts are so before God and so with God, that we learn the wondrous wisdom of His way, and the perfection, sweetness, and blessedness of His will. We yearn to possess it, we long for it, and desire to come into its joy; and our own will vanishes without an effort, and without our knowing it, until we discover afterwards what has happened by a happy experience.

In Millennial days this will be the blessing of the whole earth. For in that day there shall be one King, one will, “one Lord, and His name one.”

 

GRATITUDE

Gratitude Our Silver bullet!!!
The principle of gratitude is probably one of the most powerful a person can grasp.
I must confess that I have spent a good deal of my life forgetting to be grateful to Daddy/God, (or to others for that matter,) thus finding myself “ungrateful”. Then, in a moment of epiphany, Daddy/God showed me that He won’t turn His back on a sincerely grateful heart.
“In everything, give thanks, for this is God’s will concerning you”.
It took me some time to realize what this scripture really meant. I thought that it meant that whatever I was going through was God’s will for me. I was wrong. But, I’ve been wrong before, and I rejoice when I am shown that I am wrong, because I love getting things right.
What this is saying is that “giving thanks in every situation” is God’s will concerning us.
It is important to remember something that Joseph said. He said, “What satan has meant for evil, God will use for good”. I call this turning the tables on satan. I love it when Daddy/God does this. I’m sure it must “frost satan’s cookies” to watch his best shot (meant to cut us down) turned against him and ending up making us stronger and more confident in our relationship with our Father/God.
Another thing to remember is that for Daddy/God there are no surprises. He knows every twist and turn that satan has planned. Satan can’t put one over on Daddy/God. When something comes from evil to take us down, Daddy/God has already prepared us for victory in that event (even though we are not aware of it).
In giving thanks, we are able to thank Him for His deliverance from or His strength to go through whatever we find ourselves involved in. In giving Him thanks, we acknowledge His Lordship, His sovereignty over whatever situation we find ourselves in.
It seems that when I give Him thanks, I become aware of Him and He begins to speak to me giving me His attitudes concerning my present situation and His wisdom to do the right thing. After all, that is what it’s all about. We live our lives, walking with Him, acknowledging Him in every endeavor so that He can direct us to victory.
Giving thanks to Daddy/God in every situation – that’s the “ticket”!!!

Who are you and where did you come from?

Created in His Image

Part Three: Created with a soul: 

Created by “Them” in “Their” image ~ Yeshua has a soul ~ we have a soul ~ “They” have a soul ~ MIND, WILL and EMOTIONS ~ our soul is eternal (just like “Theirs”) Mind, will and Emotions ~ souls are eternal ~ do you realize that when you are Raptured your body is the only part of you that does not inherit the Kingdom of God? ~ as I think that thought, I realize that many of us need to do a mental housecleaning ~ can you imagine your soul entering Heaven with all the junk you’ve put in it over the years ~ the ugly stuff that sits in the depths of your memories waiting to surface when you least expect it ~ you know, that movie long ago that you knew you shouldn’t have watched, that book many years ago that you shouldn’t have read ~ that fantasy as a young Christian person that you enjoyed and thought no one would ever know and now you find out that you made Yeshua watch it too and He was sooo embarrassed and grieved ~ what an awful thought!! ~ time to repent and be vigilant regarding what our eyes see and what our ears hear ~  remember    G I G O? i.e. Garbage In Garbage Out? “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he” ~ (now I’m not talking about the “butterfly thoughts” that flit in and then are gone, I’m talking about the thoughts that come in and make your eyebrows rise to your hairline then settle in like they are etched in cement and you know that it will take mental dynamite to change or dislodge them) ~ BACK TO THE CREATION OF MAN!!! “And God said let US make man in our image” ~ while “They all” took part in the creation of man it seems to me that it was “I Am’s” idea ~ I could be wrong but I believe that “I Am” holds the soul (mind, will and emotions) of the God-Head ~ Yeshua said “I do nothing on my own initiative ~ I only do what I see the Father do ~ I only say what I hear the Father say” ~ according to Yeshua, The Holy Spirit only does what The Father tells Him to do also (John 16:13) ~ some months back Abba taught me about the will (which should be the strongest part of our soul but for most people the intellect is the strongest ~ that’s why they are in so much trouble) using an amazing resource ~ you can read about it In a previous posting at www.inhisministry.com/the-green-lantern-parable/ ~ while I’m sure the movie was made to entertain, I became aware in watching it of more than twenty powerful spiritual truths and felt that Abba was using this movie as a vehicle like a parable to present these spiritual truths to younger believers ~ when the movie dialogue said that will was the strongest force in the universe, I initially disagreed and was corrected by The Holy Spirit who showed me that our will is the home of our freedom of choice which is the guiding force in all of us ~ we do what we really will to do ~ all I could think of was how amazing YHWH was to create us with our own free will ~ a will that might possibly be convinced by the intellect to choose to stand in opposition to HIMSELF~ to stand in rebellion against Him ~ our free will is where the enemy plants all doubt of the Word which is the beginning of rebellion ~ do you realize that YHWH will not override any persons will for Himself much less for someone else? ~ if He did, freedom of choice would no longer be freedom of choice ~ His avenue of correction is to send The Holy Spirit of Truth to that person to offer them THE TRUTH so they can make a better choice ~ allow me to show you what He showed me concerning how the body soul and spirit work together ~ it’s like a teeter-totter ~ the physical body with all it’s senses sits on one end ~ the spirit sits on the other end constantly communing quietly with The Holy Spirit ~ and the soul (mind, will and emotions) sits in the middle (“As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”) whichever way your will goes (Romans 6:16) that’s the way the “whole you” goes ~ what Abba wants is for us to totally yield our will to His Will in all things without passing that choice through our intellect (Proverbs 3:5-8) our intellect was given to us to learn of Him NOT TO CHALLENGE HIS WORD ~ THE POSITION YOUR WILL TAKES (to be forever totally submitted to YHWH or not) DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT YOU FULFIL ALL THAT HE HAS ORDAINED THAT YOU SHOULD DO HERE ~ obviously there is more to know than what He has revealed to me so far ~ I can hardly wait!!! to know all that Abba wants me to know!! ~ WOW!! are you amazing!!! ~ You are created in “THEIR” image by “THEM” ~ you are magnificent “Old things are passed away behold all things have become new”! ~ whatever His plan for you He hasn’t left you alone to do it by you’re self!! ~ He has chosen to in-dwell you ~ empower you ~ to never leave you or forsake you!! ~ Hebrews 4 tells us how important it is for us to “rest in Him” ~ how do you do that? ~ by choosing to totally trust Him ~ to choose to humbly give up your own agenda and give yourself totally to His ~ there’s not much time left!!!

 

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