Are you being un-shackled or “re-shackled” on Sunday?
Are you be RE-shackled on Sunday?
Do you ever find yourself committing to “praying more” or “praying harder” or “reading more scripture” or “attending church (more)” or “volunteering more” in order to improve your own righteousness or your standing in God’s eyes because of a message or sermon you heard?
Or, are you simply trusting in the Lord to do perform your FULL sanctification and purification?
None of the above things are bad, but we need to examine the motives of our hearts. So many of us do not take the time to stop and get quiet and ask the Lord why we are doing these things. I pray that you would take the time yourself and look into his original words of scripture on the subject.
Sadly, we are taught in Churches every Sunday that “God is not happy with you” because of “x” behavior or “x” sin. They won’t tell you directly, but our heart hears the message and the fear of the message causes us to act on our “lack”. We feel we must DO something about that sin that is NOW more than ever eating us up inside. So, we regroup and “start over”. We try harder and the cycle repeats until you crash again.Continue reading
Will you take a risk and water the King’s land?
Today, I am wondering: “is the King is thirsty?” If so, will you give him a drink?
“And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
What is this “water” that the Lord is speaking of in these verses? Is it water we drink from a bottle or a faucet and bathe our bodies in?
Or is this spiritual water?
The Spirit is Free and in Color
Today, I believe I finally “paid my taxes”.
The Lord has been working mightily in my heart the past 3 years, but especially INTENSELY in the past 3 weeks. Today, being the day of “taxes” on the “first fruits” of the natural “land” (of our natural bodies), I believe I am hearing strongly from him. Scripture has come together in a way that you can’t imagine from Genesis all the way to Revelation as ONE. I am feeling a sense of tremendous freedom like never before inside.
I am absolutely and 100% convinced that great and MIGHTY things are coming that we can not fathom in our natural outer person.
At the same time he has been correcting “me” – Duane, the person you know me as in my outer, natural person. The things I write and share are NOT for the public. Sorry Lord. You know how zealous I am for all to know and see the truth of your grace.
These things are to remain hidden as they are for his own body (at this time) and not ALL is to be revealed … YET. Only those who are part of his body right now have been given the understanding of the (spiritual) parables he speaks in the Word and inside us. Mark 4:11, Luke 8:10, Matt 13:11. The rest who are under law still (as Pharisees and Sadducees) will only persecute his body as they haven’t been given the “keys to the kingdom” yet and will be offended and threatened.
Are we already with God in our “minds eye”?
I believe it’s time to come out of the wilderness of the soul and body and enter our new man who is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. I have been sensing for a while is time to let go of the old of being “Kicked out of Church” and focus more on the new and life within.
The blog is now called “Our New Man” and the new address is OurNewMan.life (upper or lower case works). The old address and links will continue to work.
If I have hurt or offended anyone along the way, please accept my apology. I am still learning how to die God’s way.
I hear that both being “kicked out of church” (death) and entering “ournewman.life” are an ongoing process in all of us. They work simultaneously until we fully exit the fleshly body and have been fully “kicked out of the earthly Church” which is natural body itself.Continue reading
Should we fear asking God the TOUGH questions?
There is a is a very heated topic and highly debated question that has been going on for a LONG TIME in the world. Maybe even in our own hearts and minds at times… I know I have grappled with it my fair share in my search for the real and highest truth God reveals in his Word.
And we often aggressively defend our own position as if in a life and death struggle. The question?
“Does the Bible have any CONTRADICTIONS”?
There, I said it. The cat’s out of the bag.
So, what you think? Are there any contradictions in the Bible?
Have you looked into it out yourself?
God’s Fire in the cloud
Friends and fellow truth seekers.
I sense Big and mighty things are coming.
There is about to be a revival like we have NEVER seen before. And it’s not from the ones we call “religious”. Although I hope they will join. It’s up to God.
Amongst the revival there will be a huge spiritual battle too. God will give victory and when he does, WE WILL win!
I am about to start UNPACKING and UNLOADING things simply as I see them. I must have balance in order to be able to continue to deliver what I hear.
Maybe you can help somehow?Continue reading
“I AM… DEBT… FREEEEEE!!!!!”?
Is unfinished work a debt?
Have you ever heard the callers call into Dave Ramsey’s national radio talk show and scream those very powerful words?
You can hear the freedom in their voices and screams after they paid off their debts and often EVEN their house. You can feel the joy in your heart as you celebrate with them and can’t wait to join their ranks.
I have always followed the idea of being “totally debt free”. I mean house and everything. But, recently, I have discovered there may be MORE things than money that are keeping me in bondage.
Is owing money to a person or a bank the ONLY kind of debt there is?Continue reading
Good afternoon and happy Saturday,
What is the “valley of the shadow of death”?
I have spent most of this entire week in solitude and deep scripture study and spent a couple days in deep darkness. As much as I hate it, the sun ALWAYS rises in my heart after the “night of darkness”.
Are you ready to hear of a God MUCH bigger and more glorious than we have heard before? Hopefully, you are listening with your “new wineskin” from inside your heart. Otherwise, the old wineskin of the outer man may burst when we pour in this most awesome “new wine”. Mine has burst many times.
I was doing errands today and sitting, waiting in my car staring outside. Suddenly the words came to me in a FLASH (based on a conversation yesterday with a friend and Christian teacher…) I am always asking him to reveal more of the truth about “death“ and “life”. That was part of our awesome conversation. Her faith is so awesome to see, but we both agreed it appears out of death. Most (if not all) the people I know who have great faith have experienced great death in their “lives”. She lost her son who was in her 20’s and struggles with the darkness. My mother died at the age of 7 and “family” was very dysfunctional with lots of alcoholism. Another friend lost her young teen son to an accident. Others struggle greatly with addictions or abuse. All of them are seeing “death” first hand. All of them have great faith (full trust in God) as a result. It’s very refreshing to see.Continue reading
This week I find myself back into Revelation and I want to point out some things I am hearing within.
What is the Synagogue of Satan?
They may not be too popular, but I believe the Lord wants us to hear them so we can properly discern the truth. Ultimately, these words are very good news. But, we may have to first change our minds (repent) and agree with God’s very Word and die to ourselves. Once we die to the false self of the outer man, the very Word will feed us life and rivers of living water inside.
First, please know that God means exactly what he says and doesn’t play games with his Word. If he says something, he means it just as it is stated. If what we believe about him is contrary, we have to repent not God. We have to change our mind each and every time this happens. If we are not that flexible, we are in for more “hell” and in need of more “salting” with his Holy Fire. He will continue to “salt” and purify us until we agree 100% with his Word and this is the true repentance he grants us.Continue reading