Good morning God’s beloved!

70 weeks of daniel

When will the 70 weeks of Daniel end?

I pray you are resting in the beautiful “son” today. For me, the son is really shining this morning both in my heart and outside my window after a couple days of “night” of both internal and external darkness. I am so glad the Lord has revealed that a complete day has both “day” and “night” and that “the day always appears when the night is done”.

So, this morning I am enjoying his peace with my two teenage sons as they play their computer games together and online with other “friends”.

Last night a close friend and I spent an hour or more on the phone talking about the amazing “beasts” of Daniel chapter 7. I am so thankful for this particular friend as she is a great “sounding board” for all my crazy, insane thoughts I find in scripture about God’s goodness and love for all mankind. Nothing is too outlandish for her. I also shared with her the darkness of the past couple days and how I believed it was fading.Continue reading

Christ set is free from all the demands of the law

Christ set us free from ALL the demands of the law

This topic is one that keeps reoccurring in my heart so much lately when I interact with others and share the powerful and amazing TRUTH of the Gospel.  Often a person is confused (like I was too) as to why God was so angry and wrathful in the Old Testament under the Law of Moses.

One of the most wonderful things that God has done to set me free from a false understanding of the Old testament, was to show me the single key that unlocks all of it.

CHRIST.

That’s right.  First we must realize that Christ himself arrived and told us that “no one has seen the father” except the son.  This is an amazing statement considering all the people in the Old Testament who claimed to have “seen God”.   Look at these powerful scriptures:Continue reading

God's wrath is the law

What is God’s wrath?

Isn’t God’s wrath scary!?!

The Bible is very clear that God has a single day dedicated for his vengeance and terrible wrath against his enemies.

However, strangely enough, I run into MANY people who insist on being under his wrath and there is nothing I can do to convince them otherwise.

The verses about his wrath are bone-chilling!  Let’s look at a few of them.Continue reading

tabernacle of moses

Does the tabernacle of Moses represent the 3 parts of man?

I hope to share some powerful truths that will allow us to see God’s inner and true makeup of man himself by looking at the Tabernacle of Moses in the Old Testament.

I am praying the Lord will reveal to us how the Old Covenant tabernacle along with the book of Hebrews unveils God’s amazing plan of salvation for man. It involves both the first and last Adam as they each represent all mankind.  I hope he will also show us how all of creation is “in” Adam whether it is the first or “last Adam”. This is very powerful to understand as we begin to see a deeper spiritual understanding or real truth of both the first Adam but more importantly, what God did for all mankind with the last Adam who is Christ.  Before I do that, please allow me to share something from my heart.Continue reading

Happy Birthday old guy

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday I posted an article called “The Best Birthday Gift Ever” and I am sorry to report that the Spirit led me off into the wilderness and I never actually got to share what the gift was!  🙂 I kept getting taken down side roads to more powerful thoughts and ideas. As the ideas unpacked, my original “plan” of sharing this amazing gift was pushed by the wayside. To keep this post from being 10-20 pages, I left it out and I hope to be able to deliver on my promise soon.  Actually, as I read my posts since then, God has already integrated it into the things being shared!  His ways are amazing and he just “does it” without me even have to think consciously about it.  Additionally, I also shared some radical ideas I have from Genesis 1 and 2 on the creation of man in that post yesterday.  I removed those and will work them into a separate post.  I am still learning here and I appreciate your patience and grace. I simply don’t yet know how to keep these things I am sharing to a small and manageable size as my heart gets so excited and runs off like a wild stallion.

Today, I hear thoughts that I have shared before about how man communicates and more importantly, how he receives truth.  As you can see, I am just learning how to do this myself!  🙂  I believe this will greatly bless you as you ponder these ideas.  If I can help at all, please contact me.  I would love to help in any way I can.  I will share my ponderings in a separate post of how man communicates in this realm of darkness and how he receives truth.

Have a great day.

*** Updated 06/08/14 3:27pm ****  I have removed and created a separate post where I share my latest ongoing theory of Adam and Genesis 1 and mankind.  This can be found here but I strongly suggest you read the “intro” below first under “Old Creation Vs. New (true) Creation” to prep your mind for my radical ideas.  🙂

Yesterday was my birthday and I have received the most absolutely BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER. God revealed a huge missing piece of the creation story that I have been digging for a long time, and I want to share with you. They will bless you beyond belief and absolutely boggle your human mind when it sinks into your heart! Two nights ago a good friend came over and allowed me to “dump” the latest things that I am seeing and hearing.  This “bubbles up” from from hundreds of hours of deep and intense study and quiet pondering of God’s powerful Word while drastically reducing all worldly forms of media.Continue reading

There are SO MANY verses that are so good that it is IMPOSSIBLE for our natural human mind to believe.  This is because they are spiritual truths outside the natural, physical realm that the natural mind can’t see.  Thus, we rarely hear them taught or shared.  This can be frustrating because these are verses and powerful truths the world NEEDS to HEAR and SEE! Everyone is so hungry be loved and accepted by God and others.  These are two foundational needs for all humans.  Is it finally time our eyes are opened to these most powerful verses?  Is it time we begin allowing the truth to live through us to all those around us?

Check these powerful verses out and think about what they are saying.  If they weren’t God’s very Word, we would write them off as “New Age”!Continue reading

Law = Death

The law is always death for man

This verse JUMPED out at me yesterday as it tells us what God thinks of the wisdom of the person who teaches law or doing anything to obtain your own righteousness.  Look at who he lumps them in with below in 1 Cor 1:20:

Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  1 Corinthians 1:20 NIV

God lumps in the one who teaches law in with the same group as the person who thinks they are “wise”, the “philosopher of this age” and equates all of them to the “foolish wisdom of the world”.

Teaching people the “Law” is called “Legalism” and it is believing and teaching people to live under any set of rules or Commandments for righteousness or goodness.  However, it is even more deeply seated and subtle than that.  It’s can also be defined as:

  1. Doing anything to change ourselves
  2. Doing anything to change or our standing with God or try to “earn” favor
  3. Doing anything to get something from God

Do we really understand what this means?  I don’t believe we really do because the majority of current Christianity teaches law and is really teaching the basis of Judaism or the OLD Covenant.Continue reading

 

I believe I must have been dreaming. I have always been a big “dreamer” I guess.

It has fed me lots of hope during times of darkness to get me “through”. Isn’t it the hope that really keeps us getting up each day and pressing forward? Hope that things will be better and even completely “made right” one day by our loving father and Lord Jesus?

Maybe it’s just me, but I have really been enamored with the beauty of the Lord’s body called the Church. Lately, I have been seeing her through the eyes of faith. She is extremely beautiful, righteous and lovely and the whole world flocks to her for their true needs.Continue reading

God's holy fire

Is God’s Holy fire destructive or refining?

(You can find more on this topic at this post.)

I hope you are having a great day.  I had to take a few days off due to a back injury during weightlifting.  Don’t we take our bodies for granted until pain and age sets in?  I know I do.

I have been spending some time on some Christian forums and it’s been very good.  God is really doing some amazing things these days to unveil our minds to the truth.   I am finding people ARE open to hear and DIG for the truth.  This is a great blessing when we encounter it.

A big topic of discussion that I have been involved in is the proper definition of God’s “fire”.  Isn’t this a bone-chilling verse?

And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire Rev 20:15 NASB

When reading this, it is hard to even imagine people being thrown alive into a lake of FIRE and them burning up alive.  How could God ever do that?  Isn’t he the very definition of “love”?

What if we have misunderstood the very meaning of the word “fire”?  What if God’s fire is totally DIFFERENT than the physical realm fire that we know of?  Could it be that God’s fire is not destructive like the (physical realm) fire we know of? 

Let’s dig into it just a bit.

Many are not aware of the TRUE definition of words translated as “fire” and others like “eternal” and “torture”.  They are different than we have been taught and I so excited to see God revealing this powerful truth at the end of this current age.  It has been a pleasure to share them with others.  Check out this post if you are interested.  For now, here is the Strong’s concordance and Helps Word-studies definitions of God’s “fire”.  It is the Greek word “pur” where we get the English words “purification” and “purity” from.

Strong’s Concordance
pur: fire
Original Word: πῦρ, πυρός, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: pur
Phonetic Spelling: (poor)
Short Definition: fire, trials
Definition: fire; the heat of the sun, lightning; fig: strife, trials; the eternal fire.

We can see some of the Strong’s definitions including “eternal fire” and “trials”.  Below is the Helps Word-studies definition.

HELPS Word-studies
4442 pýr fire. In Scripture, fire is often used figuratively – like with the “fire of God” which transforms all it touches into light and likeness with itself


God’s Spirit, like a holy fire, enlightens and purifies so that believers can share more and more in His likeness. Indeed the fire of God brings the uninterrupted privilege of being transformed which happens by experiencing faith from Him. Our lives can become true offerings to Him as we obey this imparted faith from God by His power.


[This is illustrated by God’s fire burning continuously at the entrance of the Tabernacle where the priests made sweet-savor offerings. Compare Lev 6:12,13 with 1 Pet 2:5,9.]

You can see initially some amazing things there that I highlighted and I would like to share more on this soon as the Lord allows.  There also other mistranslated words of which sometimes WHOLE doctrines are based upon, that make God look evil and hideous.  This is sad because he is defined as love and if we don’t understand the truth, we will misrepresent him.   Shouldn’t “love” always do what is BEST for us?  Shouldn’t love always find a way to be WITH us instead of destroying us?  Are we to say that we know “love” better than God does?  Some things to ponder.

You can find this out yourself by checking out verses like Rev 20:15 at biblehub.com and click on the words translated as “fire” to see the Strong’s number 4442 and the Helps Word-studies information that I provide above.  Here is the verse:

And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire Rev 11:15 NASB

Here’s a link to the interlinear version:  http://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/20-15.htm

Here’s a direct link to the meaning of “fire” that I provided.  http://biblehub.com/greek/4442.htm

May we be open to the truth that the Spirit reveals to us.

Have an awesome day of rest in the Lord.

Duane