Do you ever wonder what it would look like if we could peek under the veil of the spirit? Why is their a veil anyway?
Are we his “woman” with our “face” (mind) covered?
The words of Jesus are coming to mind.
At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants Matt 11:25
What in the world is Jesus talking about?
Who are the “wise and intelligent”? Are they the “crafty”?
Also, who are the “infants”? Surely, a baby can’t understand ways of God, can it?
Please allow me to point a little to what I am seeing in this powerful “undercover” work.Continue reading
What really is sin according to God’s words?
What really is sin?
Is it immoral behavior?
Or is it MUCH deeper and all-encompassing?
Let’s look at the original words of God. What he shows us is very powerful and very freeing…
What really is Sin?
Today, I find myself back in Genesis 2 and 3 reviewing the “garden scene”. I see so many amazing things occurring there that I hope will be “eye opening” to you.
These are things that I suspect you haven’t heard but I believe are very good. I pray it will give you a WHOLE new inspiring view of what is often called “the fall of man” and a whole new outlook on mankind and even yourself. I know it has dramatically changed my view of who I am.
Before we do this, let’s ask the following question.
What are the parts of a man? What is a human made of?Continue reading
The mystery of God from our natural view.
Warning: The following will sound like the words of a crazy person.
I woke up this morning a couple hours early and couldn’t sleep again. Then, as I was becoming more awake, I heard a conversation going on again in my mind which has occurred many times before. Once I realized it wasn’t going to stop, I got up and started writing down what I heard.
I wrote for 3+ hours and was hoping I could share it with you, but it is not very understandable for our natural, linear human mind as it has too many topics all woven together. I couldn’t find the words to make it linear. So, I kept it for myself or I would be asking you to untangle a barrel of fish hooks. I don’t think I would like doing that, so I won’t ask you to.
Then, I stumbled upon this verse which is very close to being an epic summary of much of what I was hearing and writing.
Before we look at it, I a wondering if there is anyone truly seeking the truth who is willing to accept what it is really saying and dig deeper into it?
If you are, I can promise you that you will find both LIFE and the author of life, my friend. If you are still with me, please consider these words carefully and then let’s ask some questions.Continue reading
Here is something that I pray will really encourage you today. Check out this verse in it’s original words and consider this question.
Who is it that God is telling us that practices good or evil?
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The truth is indeed, VERY good my friend. May we both hear his words of truth and life in our heart, mind today.
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?