It is very intriguing to me that littered all over the Bible, and especially in the Old Testament is talk of birth “pangs” or “pains unto childbirth“.

Is the entire Bible about the rebirth of all Creation?

Is the entire Bible about the rebirth of all Creation?

Although we are all suffering in human bodies still filled with pain and darkness, could God have a MUCH bigger plan far beyond the same old story of “man breaking God’s law and being a dirty, rotten sinner” as we are so often taught?

Could we also learn about what occurred in the TRUE, hidden realm of the Spirit by the events, people and places in the physical realm?

Could God have hidden his beautiful story from man by putting it behind a veil in his mind and by calling all the things in the spiritual realm by the same names as we are used to in the physical realm? If so, could we be missing God’s true and glorious story by not seeing past the physical realm and instead focusing on sin and behavior in the natural realm?Continue reading

Did Jesus really erase all sin?

Did Jesus really erase all sin?

Today I am being reminded that there is one “truth” or true reality that was brought to us by God himself inside the person of Jesus.

Howeverour daily experience or “personal daily reality” doesn’t yet match or line up with it.  The Bible says we are still seeing our everyday life in a “shadow” or image of the truth, but not the actual truth itself.  This is the current state of all of mankind’s soul or daily experience.

Did you know that the Bible teaches there are actually two realities called “Covenants” that God created and forced man’s mind to be under?  It is a powerful spiritual awakening from within when we realize that our daily experience is in a DIFFERENT “realm” or location where actual TRUTH exists.  They are NOT yet one and the same but one day they will be in the “renewal of all things”.  Matthew 19:28  Currently, in our everyday human experience or “soul life” we don’t yet see the truth as the soul is still in our current “shadow” realm.  Right now, truth can only be obtained through the Spirit of God deep inside us via the invisible thing we call “faith”.Continue reading

How can man who is in darkness see the light?

How can man who is in darkness see the light?

Ever wonder how man in his “fallen” state or darkness can receive the truth inside if God says he is “blind” and “deaf”?  To understand this we have to realize that in the Spirit everything is one and “separation” or parts only exist in this current realm of spiritual darkness.  The realm of darkness has to break things up into small parts called “words” and “language”.

The way I share these things you are reading is I write free-flowing as scripture seems to “speak to me” from within. In the Spirit the truth is God himself and he is ONE. Both he and truth are not divisible into pieces or parts. Anything that is truth is part of the one whole truth or God (Jesus) himself. Full truth goes far beyond what is revealed to us in the written Word as the Bible says that if “all the things that Jesus did were written down in detail, the world itself could not contain all the books”. John 21:25 It also says that “Jesus IS the truth” John 14:6, John 1:14, John 1:17, Colossians 3:11, Colossians 1:17 Do we really understand what that statement means “Jesus IS truth”?  I don’t believe we do and if we do understand it, we don’t believe it.

How big is your Jesus? Was he just a man who walked the Earth two thousand year ago?  Or is he the Omni-present (present everywhere) and all-powerful God who created the universe, holds all things together and all power and authority reports directly to him?  Do we need to get a much bigger view and understanding of him – one that lines up with scripture?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.

 

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

Below is an email that I sent to the authors of the book “Helping Others Overcome Addictions: How God’s Grace Brings Lasting Freedom“.

I have the same passion as they do which is to “set the captives free”.  Steve McVey is a former pastor of many churches and he was given the revelation of God’s grace back in 1991 while he was pastoring a church he was wanting to grow.  He wrote the best-selling book “Grace Walk” which I highly recommend.  His ministry is also called “Grace Walk” and he is coming out with a new book called “Beyond an Angry God” which I am highly anticipating to be a great success.  You can find more about this book at http://www.beyondanangrygod.com.

Mike Quarles is also trained in the seminary and has struggled with alcoholism for a large portion of his life, but was SET free in an INSTANT 25 years ago by Christ.  Now, he has a ministry helping others to be free from their bondages and addictions.  This is something I have a HUGE passion for as well because the maternal side of my family struggles greatly with alcoholism and other addictions.  I, myself, struggle with overeating and a few other things that are still present in my spiritually dead body.  I know the pain and hardship these things cause.  My hearts desire is for everyone to see and walk in the TRUTH and FREEDOM that Christ died for us to have.  This truth will really SET A PERSON FREE when they understand it.  Freedom truly is one revelation away for many of us.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.