The Spirit is Free and in Color

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.

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Will Jesus TRUE resurrection be in the "SKY" of or own MINDS and HEARTS?

Will Jesus TRUE resurrection be in the “SKY” of or own MINDS and HEARTS?

Friends… I have not shared anything in a while.   Our father has been massively at work inside speaking and revealing things that are beyond human comprehension.

And they are so beautiful and so glorious and good.  I sense he is about to start to reveal the amazing and powerful HIDDEN truth of his written Word via the morning star that will rise in many people’s hearts.

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts 2 Peter 1:19

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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

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Are feelings real?

Do you ever wake up one morning and suddenly everything appears dark and grim?

Situations and “things” that you viewed as very positive just the day before no longer appear that way at all.   As a matter of fact, they seem to be a burden rather than a blessing.

You feel like you were somehow blindsided by a Mac truck in the middle of the highway.   No, you feel you are STILL BEING RUN OVER by a Mac truck.

And is backing up and moving forward over and over.

You can’t even get a perspective to see what is happening.  You just hear the engine rev and see the tires coming again.

If you could only get out from under “it” to see what in the world is going on.

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Good afternoon and happy Saturday, 

valley of the shadow of death

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

Who is the Master?

Is the body of Christ in a prison in (spiritual) Egypt right now?

I am seeing and hearing amazing things today in the part of Genesis where Joseph get’s sold as a slave down to Egypt. Here is what I see and for me right now, it’s even more true than the chair I am sitting on.  This is the most beautiful and revealing story of Jesus being sent to the foreign country of “Egypt”, confined in the “prison” of sin but since God’s hand is always with him, he succeeds and eventually runs the country.

Here it he wild part.

I believe it actually is telling us the TRUE story of what happened to Jesus. Go back to Genesis where Joseph has the vision and he shares it with his family in Genesis 37. He is one of twelve brothers and Gods favor is with him. His brother hated (persecuted) him because of the dream and the fact that he had great favor from his father.Continue reading

Happy 4th of July to you my friend!  I pray you are enjoying your freedom today.

Did Christ make us all free?

Did Christ make us all free?

I find myself very grateful for the freedom I am allowed to experience this day in this country.  I am grateful for those who have given their very lives so that could happen.  I am especially grateful to the one who gave his life for ALL people whether they realize it or not.

Did Christ really provide true freedom for all like the Bible says?

I have something else on my mind  when I woke up today that I want to share, but as usual, God has other plans.  His are SO much better than mine!  Below you will find me attempting to share “my” plan about the “Generations of Adam”, but you will quickly see the Spirit take over.  He is much more relevant as he brings us to Gods glorious plan of freedom and salvation for ALL people in Christ!  I guess that is fitting to discuss freedom on the 4th of July.  What was “I” thinking???

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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

Do you ever think about what it means to be a “Human being“?

I realize that almost all of my life I have been a human “doing” always striving and struggling to become something other than what I simply was.  I never ever really arrived at the place I was trying to reach.   I have concluded it was all an illusion.  I believe this is a struggle of the entire human family.

I see it in myself, my family, my children.  Everyone I know. I believe is why it has always been so difficult connecting with and talking to the family I grew up in.  They were and still are a strong family of “doers”. They have always been this way and most of their existence still to this day is based on “doing” to become or striving.  This was my struggle, but God seemed to have different plans.  God started putting me through his refining fire and I had to let go of “doing to become.  I simply no choice when faced with thick impenetrable walls of hopelessness.  I kept being put into situations that where there was nothing I could do but surrender.  It was very difficult, but I had to let go and learn to fully trust God.  For me, this is ongoing as I do pick it back up at times and believe I am still “running the show”.  I  have found that this “striving to become” is much stronger in men than women as men are very task oriented. Men are also much more disconnected from their true heart and feelings because of this.  I know coming from a family of six men, no girls and having two boys myself. I see it in my boys, my brothers and myself.  Men are trained in this culture to be this way.  Coincidence?  I don’t think so.  I believe they are completely related.  The more task oriented a person is, the more they are disconnected from their true being, their true heart and true feelings.  They do not know who they are.

Am I wrong?  I don’t think I am.

This all changes when God begins to break the outer man who is based ondoing“.  This is not a pleasant event or process.  It feels like death and that’s what the Bible calls it – death of “self”.  It is all part of the “baptism of fire” when a person is immersed or “baptized” into God’s very Spirit.  Check out Matt 3:11:

“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (Matt 3:11)

God’s fire does hurt like a place that is VERY hot, but it doesn’t destroy you.  God’s fire is not destructive like fire in the natural realm.  His fire really refines you and removes the “dross” like a good blacksmith does to gold.  God’s fire are all the difficult and painful life circumstances that we are put in where we found ourselves helpless or powerless.  It is painful and man calls it “death to self”. This selfish outer man is the blindness that keeps us from not only seeing God, but seeing ourselves, our true self as well.  This selfish outer man is very clever and deceptive and he will use any and all things to remain on the throne.  He is very clever at hiding in religious activities so we can’t “see” him.  God sees him though as he can’t hide from God.  God will break him.  Once God breaks him and the outer man finally cracks, then and only then can LIFE spring forth from the living waters that Jesus promised – the Spirit of God himself.  Then God can really use a person for his Kingdom purposes of Life.  The life that flows out is God’s very life of Christ inside but we must experience first death just like he did in order to experience his life.  See 2 Cor 4:10.

always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body (2 Cor 4:10)

Is this just for “believers”?

Not according to Jesus in Mark 9:49.

For everyone will be salted with fire Mark 9:49

All of us enter into this world believing WE are God and in charge of our lives.  Our self-powered and “self-willed” life truly must die first in order to live our true and real life – Christ.  When this begins to occur a person truly begins to enter rest because they stop “doing to become” and instead truly realize they are already there!  But it is not without a lot of struggle to “let go”.  They will also begin to see all the painful circumstances and things that happened in their life as all part of God’s sovereign plan and purpose for them.  This is a powerful and intimate time with God and they will realize something else very basic yet amazing.

They are a human “be”-ing. 

They no longer “do”, they just “be”.  They are entering the 7th spiritual day of God’s rest.  They have entered the “promised land” of God – Christ himself.   Now, this is all experience only.  They were already there in their true inner man, their spirit man when they believed.  But, now that truth is manifesting or breaking through to their outer, natural man where our experience or “soul” takes place.  Now we actually see it happening in our normal, everyday life.

This is an amazingly powerful transformation process that is very painful at times, but when they get across the river Jordan there are many rewards. They know many new things.  They know that Christ really DID finish the work at the cross. Christ really did fully and finally complete Adam. Of course, this is all true in the realm of truth or the spirit for now, but this is where man starts to know this. Deep inside himself. It is from this deep place that this powerful truth begins to give him rest. And then it works its way outward to his outer man and into the natural physical realm.

And begins to KILL him. That’s right. It destroys him. The outer man has to die.  He is all about “doing” and not “being”.  He does not understand the finished work.  He has NO faith but is only under law due to self-righteousness.  I don’t mean he has to die physically, but that is the ULTIMATE finale of him.  I hope he will “die” or surrender before the body dies, but it is up to the father.  I mean he has to stop “trying” to become and trying to strive to become something other than who God says he is.  He has put us under law and we have received his condemnation, guilt and shame far too long.   He has to be shut up. God will shut him up. That is what the law does. It shuts up and puts to death the outer man or the flesh. He will eventually surrender if God wills it while the body is alive.  If not he will fully surrender (die) when our natural body dies.  Hopefully, it is before he dies physically. Once he is “dead”, then and only then, can a person’s TRUE life spring forth who is CHRIST himself!

But, he is very clever as he hides in our fallen human bodies.  He will NOT give up the fight completely until our natural bodies die.  He is always trying to work his way back onto the throne of your life in very subtle, clever and deceptive ways.   I suspect he is even writing part of this message.  We have to continue to ask God to show him to us so we can stand still and allow God to kill him again.  This process called “repentance” is ongoing and the quicker we can do this the less pain we feel.  It really is an ongoing process to fight and stay in God’s rest.

Entering God’s rest

Once the outer man gives up and “dies”, then a person can enter the true rest, God’s rest of the 7th day. It can’t be entered by any law-based thinking of the outer man or by any part of the outer, natural man as that is the one who is against us here. Only Joshua (Jesus) can take you across the Jordan to the land of Canaan (promised land of rest).  And you can only get there by the full death (surrender) of the outer man.  This happens once the father stops the “waters” of the Jordan” that were stopped all the way back to the city of Adam! 

Do you see the powerful thing God has been telling us in the Old Testament?

Once a person experiences this most powerful crossing of the Jordan with Jesus their guide, they realize they really do NO LONGER LIVE and that it really is Christ who lives in and through them.  Gal 2:20   They have entered the true rest of God.  They have tasted of the Heavenly realm and will not want anything else.  They will cross back and forth over the Jordan in their experiences, but they themselves always remain in Canaan.  God will continue to provide victory and rest as we stay close to his feet and stare into his eyes.

This is one powerful experience my friend that I hope and pray we will all experience if we haven’t already.  It’s FULL surrender of EVERYTHING!  For some of us like me who are very stubborn, it takes a lot of pain and suffering to arrive at.  The reward is most awesome I believe.

This is the beginning of a person’s real and true life – Christ.

Enjoy this journey.