I pray this Friday is finding you resting in his grace and love.

I have been through hell the past 3-6 months.  Been totally lost in darkness, chaos and confusion.  Had little to no desire to search for him or read his Word.  Fear crept in and was (and still is) controlling me.

Friend, I don’t know if you have ever been in a similar spot, but if you have, you know the torment and turmoil one can go through when all the things he has trusted in are crumbling all around you.

I don’t know how I will make my next house payment as business has ground to a halt.  I don’t know how I will restore the connection to my teenager.  I don’t know how to get reconnected.  But, I do know that our loving father does and I am asking him daily to help me with these things.  He must do them as I can’t.  “I” am only dead weight and my ways are of the flesh which are under the “letter of the law” and only seem to kill me 2 Corinthians 3:6.  I find my ways are all dead ends.

In short, I believe I have “lost Jesus” who is life.  John 14:6.  Simon Peter’s answer in John 6:68 is upon my heart often as I beg him to please finish the work inside soon.

Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life John 6:68

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I have been studying the original words of scripture again the past couple days and I see something interesting to me.

Today,  I am seeing there are four different original Greek words for the English word “flesh” (not counting built-in punctuation or verbs).

Pondering this along with the exact precise nature of God, I can’t help but wonder if in God’s mind and the true (yet hidden) reality there are 4 different kinds of “flesh”?Continue reading

These are things that took me by surprise when I first noticed them. Have you noticed?

Is God our "minds eye"?

Is God our “minds eye” who allows us to truly “see” spiritual truth?

Genesis

Have you noticed that “darkness” already existed in the second verse of the entire bible?

The word is “choshek” and here is the Strong’s entry for it.

H2822 choshek kho-shek’
from H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
KJV: dark(-ness), night, obscurity.

Have you noticed that in Isaiah 45:7 that the Lord tells us he is the one who created the darkness? Do you ever wonder when it was created?

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Wolf in Sheep's clothing

Who are the “Wolves in Sheep’s clothing”?

Have you ever pondered these verses and asked the Lord their true meaning?

“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves Matt 7:15

So, what does it mean to be a “sheep” and to be in “sheep’s clothing”?  Is this a religious or non-religious person?  Why are they “ravaging wolves”?  Who is this referring to?

Let’s look at Ezekiel 22.

“Son of man, say to her, ‘You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.’ 25 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her. 26 Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things; they have made no distinction between the holy and the profane, and they have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they hide their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. 27 Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain. 28 Her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord has not spoken Ez 22:24-28

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Jesus tells us some very SHOCKING things.  I am wondering if ANYONE actually believes these words?  I have yet to meet someone who does.

You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved Matt 10:22

You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved Mark 13:13

and you will be hated by all because of My name Luke 21:17

Let me ask you this “Christ-follower” … are you hated by ALL?

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Are you being un-shackled or “re-shackled” on Sunday?

Who is the Master?

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

gods numbers

Is there a very special and HIDDEN spiritual and mathematical truth in the number “3”?

Dear friends and honest God and truth seekers everywhere,

There is something absolutely astonishing that hopefully will be coming soon to a “thought near you”.

It will blow your mind, amaze and astound you.

It asks and powerfully reveals the shocking truth behind this question:

Are many truths about God hidden deeply inside the mathematical laws and revealed in the scripture “numbers” themselves?

I have been seeing it for months now but the past few weeks have been extremely intense.  It is so big, I can’t yet fully unpack nor explain it.  Some days of mine are filled with 10+ hours of intense original scripture study, deep reflection, writing and drawing out what I am seeing.

Yes, my friends and family think I have gone “wacko” and “off the deep end”.  Some days I think I have too.

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Is God our "minds eye"?

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