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Darkness before light

June 26, 2014

Tonight at the mall gathering one of my favorite thought provoking scriptures was brought up…..
The thought…..
In the beginning God created the earth. And the earth had no form, and it was void.
Picture that, if you can.
Then….get a glimpse of this while you’re still seeing a earth with no form and void of anything….
Only darkness was found upon the face of the deep.
Was there anything or anyone that was moving out there? Anyone or anything alive? Hello!
“And the Spirit of God moved”……..
Where?
“upon the face of the waters” in utter darkness. There was the Spirit of God found.
Before light even existed.
Now wrap your brain around that…….
What a God!

(see Genesis 1:1-2)

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LIGHT was made to “Rule”

March 23, 2012

In fact, LIGHT has always ruled. In the beginning, the Spirit of God hovered upon the waters in complete darkness. Remembering though, that God is LIGHT. So, we could say that in the beginning, the Spirit of God which is LIGHT was hovering over the darkness. Even here in the beginning before creation as we know it, LIGHT was ruling over the darkness in the spiritual realm.

Then, God spoke physical LIGHT into existence. He said that LIGHT was good. No where did He say that darkness was good. Then, in fact, He separated the LIGHT from the darkness. He never allowed total darkness before or after creation. To make sure, then He did the following……..

He spoke LIGHTS into existence in the heavens. Why? To separate the day from the night, so that darkness could not rule. And if that was not enough…….

Then, He made the Sun to rule the day, and the Moon to rule the night. Both were made to give LIGHT and to rule, and less we forget, they were also made to separate the LIGHT from the darkness. And, it was all good in God’s sight.

So, in the spiritual realm, can we also see how that this “ruling” and “separating” of LIGHT from darkness takes place?

(Scriptural references for creation see: Genesis 1:1-5, 14-18)

The ultimate “tragedy”

November 10, 2010

First off, when we think of tragedy, our minds can go in many descriptive ways. We can think of tragedy’s such as natural disasters. We can go to personal tragedy’s such as receiving a knock at the door, or a phone call that someone explains to us that someone has just died. These are tragedy’s that would hit us close to home. They could become devastating to us.

Webster’s describes “tragedy” as, ” a medieval narrative poem or tale, typically describing the downfall of a great man. a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that excites pity or terror. the literary genre of tragic dramas. a disastrous event: Calamity: Misfortune: tragic quality or element”

When I look at this definition, certain words pop out at me. “Downfall”, “Serious”, “Conflict”, “sorrowful”, “Disastrous”, “Pity”, “Terror”, “Calamity”, and “Misfortune”. Now, I realize that all of these words are not positive, encouraging words, but they do strike into our lives at the most inopportune times. They are real words that can describe the current situation that one finds him or herself in.

Tragedy always strikes when we least expect it. That’s what makes it “tragic”.

The example of tragedy that I want to share with you today, is one that is often overlooked, or goes without any real notice. However, its ramifications can be so far-reaching into the spiritual realm, that only it’s true understanding and consequences of that tragedy, will only be revealed in eternity.

First off, we must come to the understanding that God is very exact in all He does. He is not a “haphazard” God, and He does not “hit and miss”. He is a God of exact purpose. And this purpose is exactly what I want us to look into today.

We all were created by this exact, purposeful God. You and I are not just happen chance. We were not just an “accident” as our mother and father might have told us growing up. Creation by a divine creator begs to differ.

THE ULTIMATE TRAGEDY

The ultimate tragedy is, wasting ones gift of life that comes from the creator in the first place, upon ones own pursuits, upon ones own ways, dreams and desires. We are not our own to spend our lives as we see fit. Jesus taught in the parable of the talents how important it will be to have spent your God-given talents upon Him and his Kingdom verse oneself. At the end of this parable found in Matthew 25, there is an eternal consequence for the one who selfishly lives his or hers own life. “And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

An unprofitable servant is: One who was given a life, and chose to spend it upon themselves.

I was once asked by a lady while a was ministering out on the streets, “how come we don’t see the power of God moving more in our midst?” As I looked at many people crossing the street at that time, I saw only (in the spirit) one or two that were walking in their God-given calling (purpose). That’s why we don’t see God moving collectively. If ten people who were living out their known purpose on the earth got together and went out, the power of God would break loose. The demons would be cast out. Arms and legs would grow back. The crippled would walk again. You get the picture. Power in unity. Not just in believing the same doctrine, no, power in living out their God created destiny.

It sad when the biggest church in America, teaches that if we would just come to God that he would fulfill all our desires, all our dreams. Give us all we need or want. It’s a gospel based upon “Me”. It’s the furthest thing from what Christ taught. I say read the Gospels and see.

I believe the single most important thing to find out after one has been converted, is your true calling. When we began that relationship with God, and it grows, and we began to hear the Father, we will be led down a specially designed road, especially designed for us. A divine plan, a divine purpose laid out before the foundation of the earth. It will take a lot of effort. It will take fasting and a lot of learning self-denial. You will be asked to give up your plans and your desires. These may be those that you have desired for many years. There is a good chance that if they were desires before conversion, that they will be asked to be given up. Seek God with all your heart. Be careful in that you don’t follow man’s ways or desires. The church has put out too many “cookie cutter” pastors, youth pastors etc.

And the good news is that you don’t have to go to “bible school” to study or find your calling. The Holy Spirit is more than capable of being your teacher. He can use college or school. He can use your pastor too. But don’t rely solely upon man and his institutions. Man can be wrong. He might be advising from his own experience or his own agenda. Be careful. Seek God.

Years ago, if I would have followed my pastor at the time, I would have never got the opportunity to experience God outside of the box. We took Bibles into communist Europe and had the opportunity to fellowship with those behind the iron curtain. There was no encouragement at the time to do anything outside of what the church was doing. It all had to be church centered.

If I would have stayed, I might have just ended up being a “tithe” paying church member, warming the pew, Sunday after Sunday.

So, in the end, we don’t want to end up with a life wasted upon ourselves. It would be the “ultimate tragedy”. And this tragedy only leads to “outer darkness”.

I can hear Jesus say, “what did you do with what I gave you?” It’s not a question of how much He gave us. We are only going to be held responsible for what we knew we had, and didn’t use.

God bless you as you find (if you don’t know) and live out your God-given destiny!

Sweet Downloads

April 2, 2010

There is nothing like hearing and then acting out what you hear.

Today, as I was traveling into town on the train, I was noticing the sky outside. As the train was about to stop at one of the many stops before downtown, I saw a vacant lot and the sidewalk out in front. I heard, “stand there and look into the sky”. So, when it stopped, I headed in that direction.

After crossing the intersection, I walked towards the lot and stood on the sidewalk facing the lot, looking up at the sky. It was so beautiful. I stood there, and the earth stood still, but the clouds were ever changing.

Then the Spirit spoke, and I took out my pocket tablet and began to write. This is unedited, straight from the Spirit. Hope you are blessed!

The painting of God in the clouds

The whites, the grays, the blue skies. Master painting, the stroke of the masters hand. Different shades of blue, gray, whites. Ever changing, moment by moment. Painting in motion.

Below, the flowers stand out. The color of each. The green grass as the sun hits it. Different shades in it. The red bush in the distance, stands out. The pink little flowers in the grass, just a short distance away.

Oh the beauty of God’s creation. Trees taking on new greenery. Don’t forget the yellow dandelion, it is always consistent.

There you have it. I hope you also are learning to hear and then obey. It is going to be very important in the coming days. This is just preparation time. We must be practicing what we hear. Living it out as He gives it to us. If we are too busy, we won’t hear. If our minds are cluttered with ever thought at every moment, we won’t hear. I have found it so.

“He that has an ear, let him hear”

The Tree of Life

September 28, 2009

Adam and Eve “freely ate” of “The Tree of Life” before their fall.

“And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (Gen.2:9)
Here we see that all the trees in the garden were “pleasant to the sight and good for food.” This included the “tree of life.”

“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;” (vs.16) This included the “tree of life.”

The “Right” to the tree of life.
Adam and Eve had the right to the tree of life because they walked with God without sin. When sin is present, there is no right.
Before sin entered the heart of man, he had the right to eat and live forever. But when he sinned, he gave up his God given right to eternal life. All because of sin, the “right” has been given up.

Only through Christ can man gain back his God given right to eternal life. Only through Christ can he partake of the tree of life and live forever.

Before the fall, man was not “like God” in regards to knowing good and evil. There was no sin, thus no need to have knowledge of sin. But after his disobedience, he received the knowledge (or conscience) of sin.

Man’s consequence for sin.
Because man had become like God in knowledge of good and evil, God “drove” him out of the perfect place (the garden). Why? Because He did not want man to “put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever-” (3:22)

Now, it is very important to note here that God “drove out” man from the garden and that He “placed Cherubims” (beings of a sublime and celestial nature. Noted for power and wisdom) and a “flaming sword”. What for? “To guard the way to the tree of life” (3:24)

This is why man cannot freely take of the tree of life on his own. It is heavily guarded and no man can go on his own. He would never make it. The sword would cut him into pieces if he so even came close. I can hear the angels say, “don’t even think of it!”.

And just think, all because of sin. We must not under estimate sin and the consequences thereof.

This “right” to the tree of life is only given to “over comers”. Those who have overcome sin through Christ. And those who “do his commandments” (Rev.22:14) These are they who “do” the commands of Christ. Just like Christ, who came to “do” the Father’s will, we also must “do” the will of Christ by following his commands.

Here are some :
Mt.28:20, Jn.13:34,14:15,21; 15:10,14; Acts.10:42; 1Jn.3:23
God bless you as you go forward and do His commands and thus partake of The Tree of Life.

People, the apex of God’s creation

December 10, 2007

God came down to earth in the form of his Son Jesus Christ. He chose to manifest himself in the body of a human being. Think about it for a moment.

He could have created a special creature to come to earth and be a physical manifestation of himself. He is God and he could have done anything or created anyone to come and live on this earth and then give him as a sacrifice for our sins.

Does He not love and care about humans, people, mankind more than anything else? God loves all people so much that He gave His Son for them. He created all creation such as animals, trees, rivers, mountains etc. But people are His special creation in which He chose to give them a spirit unlike the rest of His creation. We are special in God’s eyes.

Ah people, don’t you just love them? Take a look around you today as you go out. Notice people. No two alike. God really had fun when he created you. Why? Because you are created in His image, in the likeness of Him you where created. There is no one else on the planet like you. There has never been and will never be. Eternally different you are.

I have been blessed to work for a company that does not discriminate against people. They hire people from all walks of life, all sizes, shapes, colors, nationally etc. They hire people with physical and mental disabilities also. What a blessing to be around all of God’s creation. He created us just as we are. We are to love people just as they were created by God. It doesn’t matter what they talk like, what they look like, what kind of education they have etc. In God’s eyes it flat out doesn’t matter. He is no respecter of persons, neither should we be. We are no better than anyone else. (period)

The media and Hollywood have distorted what it is to be what we are. They have told us lies and have painted up pictures of false illusions that try and brain wash us into thinking that this is what we are suppose to look and act like. May God help us to not fall into the lie of this world.

So take some time out of your busy schedule and stop and notice people around you. Better yet, put the brakes on and strike up a conversion with someone you would have not in the pass taken the time to talk to. Maybe because of that persons looks, or the way they are dressed you haven’t stopped and said hello.

Make this your day to notice the vast differences in people. You will find how awesome they are because God created them. Little do we know, but people have looked at us and for some reason they have not wanted to stop and say hello to us. If the truth be known, maybe they didn’t like the way we were dressed, talked, walked or looked like.

People, they are all different in their own way. Beautiful as God has created them.
Amen.