My most recent post addition to Something to Think About spoke about a conversation that I had with my older sister. The key note to the message was how she gave me a revelation that contradicted an area of my own beliefs. It was entitled Wisdom through fear of the Lord. The title was based around the fact that if we fail to have a reverential feature for God, We’re only concerned with our own understanding and viewpoints. When we were children, we sought our parents for their in sight on our every endeavor, simply because we didn’t want to displease them. We showed them reverential fear. The prime has come for us to TRULY assess that area of our lives. What matters most to you, what you think, feel, and even believe, or Gods wisdom in the matter. This video is the continuation of the first video where I told no one about the revelation that was given. I left everyone wondering. But here is the whole story. I pray that it will reveal some unseen factors in your commitment to the God of all creation.
The Apostles Teachings
I would like to give you an opportunity to read the introduction of my up and coming book. Endeavors of The Heart
Endeavors of The Heart (The Search for God)
Throughout the history of man many a war was presumably initiated in part because of religion, or should I say because of Man believing that the righteousness of God gave him power to declare war. Jeremiah 17:9
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
It is my belief that no war was ever because of religion, they have always been because of the wickedness of men’s hearts that were grasping for whatever they could find to fulfill their own endeavors. When I think about the transitions that our nation went through during the Donald Trump administration and the era of COVID, It troubles me to think how drastically the thought patterns of many were altered. This is where we have come to be in our search to truly find God. It has become filled with the white noise of adverse endeavors of the heart, blockades of personal opinion, lust for reward, and inability to accept simply being in a place of misunderstanding. If you are venturing into the pages of this book, let me begin by saying that unless you’re willing to reconsider much of what you have come to trust, the chapters that follow this introduction will offer you no growth whatsoever. I know that this applies to many of you because the falling away from the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God is greater in this day than ever before. In a portion of the letter that Paul wrote to the Hebrews he confronted the repercussions of drifting away and the ongoing affect that it would have. But at the same time he showed what would be the evidence of those who stood fast to the course of Christ and did not drift away.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Paul wasn’t speaking to people who didn’t know the precepts of God. He was speaking to people who did know and understood the things of Christ but had gradually drifted away to a place of not adhering to foundational principles. This is what’s happened to many within the body of Christ today. Some might say what are you talking about I would know if I was drifting. Let me give you an example that will show exactly how most of you are in a state of drifting away from foundational values without ability to see it..
If you really want to know where someone is in their ability to align with what’s right, get the opportunity to examine their driving habits. Every one of us have studied a driver’s manual and went to the DMV to have an inspector test our driving to see if it was to standard. And we pass the test simply because we did things as instructed in the manual. For most of us it doesn’t take more than five to 10 years before we are turning right on red without stopping, failing to signal, crossing solid lines, and speeding. Yet we still say that we’re a good driver, as if we can’t discern that we’re doing things contrary to the foundational standard. And nobody can tell you anything about the lack in your mobilities, because you’re so sure that you’ve got it all figured out that you become dull of hearing. (Hebrews 5:11)
There are so many things that we can accomplish in this life by going through a proper process of learning what it is that we desire to attain. The problem comes when we have been doing something for so long that we’ve become lackadaisical (lacking enthusiasm and determination, Carelessly lazy) with the procedure. It’s like working in a factory on an assembly line, when you first get there, your focus is impeccable, because you want to make sure that you get it right. But after a period, you’re able to become overly comfortable with what you’re doing. Even to the point of sometimes being careless. We do the same thing with the precepts of God, not realizing that they are like a career in computer programing. No matter how great your knowledge becomes, the foundational precepts must remain in place.
When we fail to adhere to foundational principles, its usually by choice. Like I said earlier, it’s not that we’re not aware of our wavering, we just choose to ignore it. When people speak of car collisions, they call it an accident. I don’t call them accidents; I call them collisions. I don’t call them an accident because too often they occurred because someone was doing just what they intended to do. It could have been cutting someone off, getting across the light when they know they should have stopped, looking down too long to text or read a text, or give your attention to a conversation or argument in the car when you should have been focusing on the road. They’re not accidents their collisions that occur because of someone doing exactly what they intended to do. No they didn’t intend to have a crash, but the thing that they decided to do rather than focusing on the road and proper operation of the vehicle is always what leads to the crash.
We can be just as reckless with the things of God. This is why Paul ended up having to say that many of you need to be returned to learning the foundational things. Not because you never knew them, but because You’ve somehow obtained an ability to completely disavow them. Too often your state of wavering has come from being around someone that you thought was ahead of you in growth, but their behavior was contrary to where it should have been. And you became a product of the environment that they were manifesting. Or maybe you’ve slowly receded back into the past endeavors of a fleshly heart. Allowing the things of God to remain present, but Existing in an environment that is filled with white noise, distorting the clarity of truth and Causing you to have no power to desire or initiate growth.
The concept of finding God consist of not only coming to the reality that he exists, but coming to know him, for he is a rewarder of them who diligently seek him. Tell me what person would find that there is a spectacular home waiting for them to take possession of it, journey to the location of that home, and never enter to tour it. Isn’t it the same when you claim to have found god and stand with a lack of interest to know his heart. If you don’t know him in his sovereignty, you will remain unable to elevate him above the other gods that will exist in your life. The key to rising above this state of hindrance is understanding that the heart of man under his own control is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)
Hebrews 3:10 says:
Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, they do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
The heart of man under his own control is likened to a freight train coming off a of a mountain at 100 miles an hour. It’s configured for disaster. That’s the reason why when Jesus gave the foundational precept of god, he began with the Lord thy God is one Lord. You must first receive him as the Sovereign authority within your life. But that’s only the beginning, because now you must learn to love the Lord thy God with all your HEART, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength (Mathew 22:37). It must begin with your heart, because this is the ground of spiritual manifestation. It is from here that all the attributes of man are controlled. If the endeavors of the heart are perverted, the search for the heart of God is hindered. In Psalms 51:10-13 David prayed
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
David’s prayer sought restoration of the heart, soul, and spirit. Not for himself only, but also that sinners might come to know God through his witness. The vastness of the heart of God is beyond the intellectual comprehension of man, therefore his ways must be understood through a clean heart. That’s why we must diligently seek him. Because there is never a point of arrival. It is a lifelong journey into understanding the depth of who he is and all that he would desire of us; moment by moment. My biggest concern is that we have failed to be evidence of the glory of God among men. The world has watched us and rather than seeing a reason for change, they have in most cases come to believe that there’s no need for change. If we are to be true evidence of everything that should be in the life of a committed son of God, we must first find the hindering factors that too often are rooted in the endeavors of the heart. I pray that the chapters ahead of you will be the beginning of an ability to search yourself with sincerity.
When it comes down to the concept of intellect, what God’s word said about it, and how it challenges the validity of our walk, there are only two scriptures needed to bring clarity
Proverbs 3:5-6 says
- Trust in the Lordwith all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
- Love theLord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
On paper that might seem to be a very simple process. But unless you have a clear understanding of the hindering factors that exist between the heart and the mind, you will have no ability to fulfill either of these directives. The foundation of our relationship with God begins when we acknowledge His love with-in the depths of our heart. And once we have accepted him within our heart, that relationship even accesses our eternal soul, if we accept him in our whole heart. Allowing the smallest of anti-Christ authority to remain in hidden areas of the heart can lead to detrimental failure. It’s almost like building a house on a bad foundation, even though the erected product looks good, its destined to develop cracks.
The element that will challenge the validity of your heart is the mind. This is where we perceive and intellectualize according to our own viewpoint. This is where we develop a ability to disregard what we know to be right in our heart. So exactly how does the intellect of the mind supersede what you know to be right in your heart? Looking back at the verse in Mathew, we see that Jesus said to love the lord thy God with ALL your heart, ALL your soul, and ALL your mind. Many fail to truly fulfill the requirement of ALL. A failure of ALL in steps 1 causes inability of the entire process. By the time that we come to the mind, its easily able to manipulate the heart because the heart has not been fully surrendered to God.
Jeremiah 17:9 says: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? Throughout the word of God we can find a multitude of circumstances where people who clearly loved God, failed to maintain the desire of His heart in many ways. Abraham trusted the word God had given Him, and he rested on it. But when a period of time had passed, Sarah expressed her own thoughts about God’s plan, and she even gave her take on how to help God. And as for Abraham, rather than bringing his own thoughts into captivity to the directive of God’s intent, he intellectualized his wife’s opinion. His intellectual perception offered a clear excuse as to why it wasn’t necessary to wait on God. So he acted out her directive, and had a baby with her hand maiden Hagar. (Genesis 16) Now when God’s plan was eventually initiated through Sarah, here she comes again with an opinion on how to undo the previous act of intellectual perception. Now an innocent woman and her child (Hagar and Ishmael) to the heart-ship of Abraham, are cast into the wilderness alone. (Genesis 21). Abraham’s decisions were based on the desire of his heart to please his wife. He never even considered that he would not be pleasing God. He wanted her happiness more than God’s.
I remember when my wife and I were in the first weeks of our relationship. I stated to her that I do not trust any woman. Needless to say that her response was quite aggressive, so I needed to give a clearer understanding of what I really meant. How often have you been in the presence of someone’s conversation, and you knew that everything coming out of their mouth was nothing short of oppressive. It’s for this reason that whenever we are receiving words from someone we should be listening for the presence of God in what they are saying. So when I said I trust no woman I meant that I do not trust the flesh but I look for the revelation of God in their words. This is where the power to draw my focus comes from. And I also told her that you should never trust a word that comes out of my mouth if it cannot bring the peace serenity revelation and truth that is with God. God doesn’t want to control our lives, he just wants to be accepted in every part of it. That can only happen if we accomplish the tasks of Proverbs 3:5-6 and Mathew 22:37
Proverbs 3:5-6 says
- Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
- Love theLord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
When we first discover the depth of Gods love, our heart is pricked with desire to know Him. Just like when you met that person who meant so much to you, but now you find yourself rarely caring about their feelings. The heart wants what it wants when it wants it. And can be desperately wicked in its attempt to acquire. If we do not allow the desires of our heart to be engrafted with the ways of God, we are capable of every dark work, in and out of the presence of God. And we can even eventually treat him just like that that relationship that has (quote) lost its spark.
Inability to make every thought subject to the obedience of Christ cannot be accomplished if your heart is not first obedient to the directives of Christ. A heart that is not fully surrendered to Christ remains in its state of deceitful wickedness. Thus it is subject to the recommendations of the intellect, according to its own lust. There are some factors in life that should be easily perceived through the spiritual directive of right and wrong. But in many of them, we as a people have made conscious decisions to forgo Gods proclamation of right and wrong for our own perception.
I have never seen an uprising of intellect as great as what we have seen through the administration of President Donald Trump. When dealing with the things of God, our focal point should never be intellectual perception, but revelation of the Spirit of truth that lives within us. Now I’m not trying to attribute any of the failures I’m about to present as being the fault of Donald Trump, but his social honesty caused others to be real with who the already were.
Isaiah 55:8-9 reads:
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
It was intellect that turn the hearts of the people away from God in the desert in the time of the great provocation. And even today Christian institutions of education have exalted intellectual fortitude above the revelation of the Holy Spirit. In this hour has every ecumenical system come to trust the intellect that man has placed on God’s word rather than the revelation of his spirit.
The Scriptures told us that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. That’s because for you to know God and rebel against what is right by him, you must first go in and shut your spirit off. Once you do that, all the error of your walk is embedded not only in your intellect, but now it has made its way into your heart
Hebrews 3:10-13 says
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
God it’s not a man that he should change, and the same as he bared wrath against the rebellion of his people in the day of the rebellion, so does he bare wrath against it now. The only difference now is that you are under grace that is withholding that wrath.
Don’t be mistaken as many are, grace is not a free pass. The very definition of grace is a period of extended consideration. You’re in a space and time where you need to make a decision what it’s going to take for you to truly serve God in the depth of all that you understand about him. With the people of Israel he said they have never known my ways and he swore By an oath that they would not enter into His rest.
Many feel that they are living a life of solitude. When all they really have is the benefits of their financial and worldly gains. There is a special place of rest that can be found within the kingdom of God. When you are in a kingdom there is one sovereign ruler; and it’s not you, your money, your job, or the power of your hand. Maybe you would feel that I’m being a bit hard and what I’m saying but the scriptures made it clear.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
To exhort someone is to encourage and press them to do what is right, but you can’t do that unless you have come to a place of correctness in your own walk. And that’s impossible if we are deceived by sin that lives in us. Today can you say that you’re sure that you have not been hardened through the deceitfulness of sin in your walk with God? Through the administration of Donald Trump, and the era of Covid, many that believe they love God have manifested ongoing spirits of anger, malice, variance, and worse of all, denial. I remember how upset I became when I heard him say on national TV that maybe they could drink bleach. While expressing the depth of my anger I heard the voice of God say, John, leave Donald John leave Donald alone. My response was, but he told them to drink bleach. This is when the Lord said to me, you do not know Donald, you only know the dark works of his hand. And if there is a good work in his hand you would never see it because you don’t desire to. When your life was in a place where you chose to walk as one addicted to drugs I never judged you by the content of your hand. I only judge you by the content of your heart. And I knew that the works of your hand were not a reflection of what you desired in your heart. It is I and I alone that will judge the earth and I have not done it as of yet. It is my desire that none should be lost, so would I not seek Donalds Hart just as much as I have yours? So why do you feel it necessary to judge Donald when you do not know his heart? The question that I have for you, is why do you choose to exit the place of peace, serenity, and joy that I share with you? Just to express your fleshly anxiety about him when his actions have no effect on my kingdom.
I’m not the only guilty one. There are those of us who profess the love of God and we involved ourselves in protesting in the midnight hour. But protests are held during the hours that the legislature are in their offices, so why are we out at 2:00 AM. it’s alright that many of us supported Donald Trump because he was a value to our monetary disposition, but why have we chosen to deny the hateful and racist things that he has implemented through his words. Plain and simple the heart is wicked and for its own preservation it will support anything as long as it gets what it wants. What is it that your heart really wants today? Is it the will of God, or what you believe you can acquire by having him serve you rather than you serving him? It is imperative that we search our heart to understand where we are.
“Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.”
Psalms 119:2, KJV
“With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.”
Psalms 119:10, KJV
“KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.”
Psalms 119:145, KJV
“And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.”
Jeremiah 24:7, KJV
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:13, KJV
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
Proverbs 8:17, KJV
My Brethren, if the heart is not fully surrendered to the ways of God then it is vulnerable to the manipulation of the intellect. The heart is already designed to be manipulated by the intellect. the only way to change that is to turn the fullness of over to the ways of God. A heart fully surrendered to the will of God will bring the intellect into subjection
II Corinthians 10:3-6 reads
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
I pray that the God of all creation will bestow upon you a greater wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and vision of what is true in today’s world, that you might be evidence of the changes that must be seen in the mitts of his people.
Where Is Your Faith
Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, but KNOWING beyond the shadow of a doubt, comes only by the spirit. When you turn up a bottle of cold soda, do you need faith to assure you of the satisfaction to come? If you’ve been driving an old car that always gives you trouble starting, you tend to pray with faith that it will start; but when you buy a brand new car, do you still have faith that it will start, or do you rest in the assuredness of what you know? If you truly hope for something, and have no tangible element to encourage that hope, then faith IS that element; substance of that which as of yet, is not. The time card hanging next to the clock is the evidence of deliverance to come, but what if there is no job? The way to be made is evident through the revelations of the spirit. But faith has 2 ends, the foundation thereof, and the transition thereof.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man THE measure of faith.
It’s funny how often we read God’s word, receive knowledge of the truth, but never come to the revelation of it. I need to make something VERY CLEAR. In order to transcend to new levels there must be two present elements; truth & revelation. We so often get the truth of a thing, but too often, never reach the point of revelation. You say to a small child,” Don’t touch that, it’s hot!” The knowledge of the truth has been brought forth. Now that child eagerly reveals that fact by pointing and telling everyone that enters the room,” hot”. But not long after, that child bearing the knowledge of the truth overlooks all that he has learned and moves too close to the source of the heat. Now the physical perception of the heat has given him a greater ability to understand through revelation of the fact. Through knowledge we obtain the measure of faith, but that faith grows through revelation of all things true.
What we find in Romans 12:3 is the very thing that was made accessible to that child when he was told not to touch the stove; THE measure of faith; Just enough for him to make a decision as to which way he should go. With-in every man is just what he needs to accept Christ upon the revelation of His promise. But he still bears the ability to forego the truth. And in them that retain the truth, that small measure of faith warrants the revelation of the spirit that begins the growth process. So many of us speak of the greatness of our own faith but let’s look and see just how great it really is.
5. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6. And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him
8. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it
10. When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Now with that in mind, let me ask you one question. How many of us, while standing in the presence of our Lord, would turn Him back from coming to our place of need? I have heard the words spoken over the pulpit,” Lord we know that you are able BUT we need to see a move of your hand. Our very presence in this life is a move of His hand, the elements in the universe that remain intact, is in fact a move of His hand. While facing the dangers of the sea, Paul set forward a word that draws the line between common everyday Christian faith, and the latter day son’s of God.
20. And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
21. But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
22. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
25. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I BELEIVE God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
Many speak of belief, when really all that have is faith. You see faith is something to hold onto, until the manifestation of that which we hope has come to pass. But BELEIF is the element that commands that we already be subject to that which we do not yet see.
3. And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
6. Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
Do you see how in verse 4 the people that watched Paul were without doubt subject to the laws of nature, and believed them, But Paul BELEIVING God, could only respond to what he knew, and that was…GOD SAID. Therefore in verse 5 we see the actions of a man that was either ignorant, or knew something that no one else did. Now tell me, being truthful with yourself, in the moment of your own fiery viper trial, what do you see yourself doing.
In the midst of your ministering of the mercies of Christ, the viper catches you unaware. The eyes of them unto whom you declared His glory are now upon you. The spirit that was compelling you in your words is still present, but do you still feel Him. Or maybe you’ve been distracted by that laws of life fact that says there is poison pulsing through your veins. Wisdom says seek help, but reality says there is none with-in timely reach. What do them that are among you now see? In this space in time that there is nothing you can do but believe God, do the people see one that prays diligently in faith, hoping for deliverance? Or do they see one that never skips a beat, assured by an ongoing BELIEF in what the Father has spoken.
BELIEF needs not to be spoken of, people see it. The question is will you allow your faith to reach its point of transition into whole hearted belief? This is when we become evidence of the Glory of God among men. The men who watched Paul knew only of pagan God’s, and of none that would empower anyone that followed them. So when they witnessed these things, they could only come to the conclusion that Paul himself was in fact a God. (Acts 28:6) When in reality, he was evidence of the Glory of God among men.
We have been called to these same proofs. But the lack of elevation continues to hinder us. Remember in the beginning of this chapter we spoke about Revelation and truth being the 2 key factors for elevating to another level? Well our failure to adhere to BELIEVING God is what has hindered that growth process. Paul warned us in I Corinthians 3:2 that the presence of carnal desires would hinder us from growing to where we could digest the greater things of God, and even today the issue that he spoke of still exist. Why?…Revelation, but no acknowledgement of the truth. Too many go beyond the bounds to proclaim there allegiance to the works of a fellowship rather than the design of the Father. Are we not one church, One Lord, One Faith, One Hope, One Calling? This is why the word of God declares that the five fold ministry must remain in full effect even today (Ephesians 4:11.) Regardless of what some desire to believe, we have not come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man.
Just as Paul, them that Believe God, does what God says. They are first subject to the leading of the spirit. Not only in them but in whatever spirit led leadership that God has proclaimed in there lives. You have to believe for a whole lot more than just your own selfish desires. You have to believe for the saving of many souls, the fulfillment of His will in the lives of all Christianity, and the unfolding of all the great works that He claimed would follow us. Unfortunately the simplest but hardest one for us today seems to continue to be our love one for another. ( John 13:35)
Our shortcoming as a whole is rooted in unbelief. Faith must transcend to the level of whole hearted belief, or we end up where Paul placed in Hebrews 5:12
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
It’s time for us to stop basing not only our faith, but our belief upon the directives of God; and not what we desire or choose to accept. This is an issue of monumental proportion, and far more than I can address in this book. But let me give you an example of self structured faith.
The daughter of a senior in Christ called and asked if I might be able to look at her mother’s car. She made it known that several mechanics, as well as the dealership, were unable to isolate the problem. After 15 minutes of driving it would cut off and wouldn’t start for an extended period of time. Being one that believes that the full purpose of my life is encompassed by God’s order, I stand strong in the fact that my knowledge, regardless of how great can not uncover the unseen. So on the trip over I prayed. “Father as I set my hands to this tasks that I have endeavored many times, let not my trust be in mine own intellect, but reveal unto me the things already known by the spirit of truth which thou have sent. Reveal unto me the issue of this matter that I may glorify thee”. Upon arriving at her house, I lifted the hood and began to look around for any obvious irregularities. I then heard that small still voice whisper, “look” (John 14:26). My response was, “where”? My hands were led as I reached under the distributor and pulled down on the wire harness, forcing the wires to stretch out of the boot. And there it was, cracked wire insulation. When the car got warm, the boot would soften, and the wires would arc, cutting the car off. After re-insulating the area, I asked the owner to take a ride with me and we were off. But the whole time she chanted,” It’s gonna cut off, I know it, nobody can fix it”. About 35 minutes later, her words turned to. I can’t believe it, you fixed this car. When we arrive at her house, she continued to say with amazement, “You fixed that car; you said you would, and Lord knows you did it”. I looked her in the eyes and said,” Mother, what you need to understand is that when I knew the depth of your problem, I prayed and declared God’s revelation of the problem. I didn’t do it, give credit to the Holy Spirit, He fixed it,” Now listen very close to her response. “Ohhh Nooo, you fixed that car! I sat here and watched you with my own eyes, and you fixed it. I love the word of God, as long as it’s being taught as I’ve come to understand it. But you fixed that car.” She said she loved the word of God, but declared that Proverbs 3:56 was just a line. How? It’s found in what she said, “I love THE WORD of God”. Let me ask you a question. Can the WORD of God wake you up in the midnight hour with the directive to call someone right now; someone who’s in the midst of a hardship that you knew nothing of? The word of God does support, reaffirm, and confirm the action, but the guidance came from the Holy Spirit. I John 2:27 The word of God is in fact milk. How can something so powerful simply be milk? It has all that is needed to develop the spiritual palette. Establishing not only its ability, but also its discernment of what is spiritually digestible. All you have to do is swallow it; but too often we want to remove the ingredients that we don’t agree with. But what if you took the calcium out of milk, the element that strengthens the digestive system enough to receive meat has been removed. Hence the child will continue to be able to digest nothing but milk. This is what we do when we take away from the word of God. We remove its ability to strengthen our spiritual digestive system, hence Hebrews 5:12. In this state of mind, you lack acknowledgement of the full power given unto the Son’s of God. You therefore will tend to walk with a trust in your own intellect. You do not seek the spirit in reference to things that you think you understand, because you already know all about it. That’s exactly what the Jews thought when they crucified the Lord of Glory; before the mystery that was hidden in Christ was revealed. Let me give you a good example of digesting spiritual meat. The offering time had come about. The woman in question ran a day care center and had her pay of $1600.00 in her purse. As she reached for her tithe, she heard “Give all unto Him who has given all.” When the pastor was informed of this large contribution, he knew it could have been no one but her. When he asked her if she would be alright financially, she told him “I have to be, I did what God told me to.” He responded with, ”You have no idea what you delivered us from”. The church was in a financial situation, and the Pastor had received in prayer that God had already taken care of what was His. But more than 70% of us would have choked on that piece of meat and spit it out.
Spiritual Meat: The revelations of God with-in your own spirit, things that surpass your understanding and can only be received where there is true submission to the will of the Father. Know that these revelations are always pre supported by the ordinance of His word.
If the Pastor had not grown to digest spiritual meat, he would have attempted to burden the people for the debt, but God told him it was covered, and he swallowed it. The word of God with-out revelation of the spirit can be a dangerous thing. Through His teaching, we are obedient unto sacrifice. By our own faith directive, we turn it all to benefit our needs.
I John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
This one verse shows us that there is no excuse for the lack of evidence that we have given unto the world as a whole. But there is a reason. Take a walk through the corridors of your own heart. In how many rooms have you hidden factors that hinder you from transcending into whole hearted belief, factors that the spirit of truth has given you a clear revelation of, but still you have not come to accept; factors that have kept you in a word without spiritual revelation perspective. And last but not least, factors that have kept you abiding in a space just short of the inner sanctum of His guidance. This chapter has essentially scraped the surface of the elements of hindrance with-in the Secondary Fellowship. But it is more than adequate enough to provide a gateway of growth. That is to those who really seek it.
Christian… A title synonymous with son’s of God. But many that carry the title more than lack in their abilities to reflect the attributes given of God. Unfortunately Christianity as a whole has failed to be evidence of the Glory of God among men, but this was the first thing that Christ did in all His works. So how could we possibly declare the deity of the word made flesh and fail to reflect all that he made possible in us?
From one end of God’s word to the other, we were warned of the short comings that would befall much of the body of Christ. This is the venue designed to give revelation of the elements that have effectually hindered us from walking as Son’s of the most high. The question is what will you do once you know the truth?
In the call of a modern day Apostle it is imperative that my actions and intent clearly manifest honor of all that God is. Moreover I declare nothing of myself except that I must be subject to the directives of His Holy Spirit. For even as in times past, a true Apostle must glorify God in all of his endeavors. The mandate to point the hearts of man back to Father God is the sole purpose of my ministry efforts. A messenger need not prove a thing, God will reveal Himself. That is to all who dare to truly seek Him.
Change isn’t a hard thing at all. the problem is accepting that there is a need for change. If you can muster the revelation of your own hidden motives, I can guarantee that the teachings to be found here will be a great assistance in finding the launch pad for change in your own life
There are times that we will find things in the word of God that take us by surprise. Things that we’ve heard over and over, yet never came to a revelation of exactly what it meant. I was awakened at 3 AM on January the 27th of 2022 With the following revelation from the Holy Spirit. A portion of the things that the Lord has directed us to pray to the father are lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, Amen (Mathew 6:13). The Lord God would never direct the Holy Spirit to lead us into temptation, so why would Jesus direct us to pray such a thing? In order to make this revelation clear, I first need to refer to some other scriptures.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
While dealing with the subject of temptation I would like to first confront the matters of a fleshly heart. As I look back over the last two years this nation has proven that the heart is in fact desperately wicked. Within the body of Christ there is but one truth, and that truth is whatever God is saying in the moment. But in the last two years I have seen the nation reeling back and forth in the endeavors of self. From personal opinions about political constituents, to the perspectives of COVID, everybody has had an opinion and have been ready to literally fight to force it on others. But because the fleshly heart is only concerned with self, them who have been embellished in the exaltation of flesh have cared about nothing except what they feel. And a very select few have been asking God what he’s saying in the matters of this dispensation.
So when we look at the concept of temptation we first have to consider the endeavors of a man’s heart. Temptation comes from the wayward lust of the heart. But how could temptation come from God. In order to make this clear we first have to ask what is the greatest level of temptation that man will endure? When considering this question most people would think of the elements of life that would tempt a man. The lusts of the eye, the lusts of the hand, and the desire for things. But none of these were the temptations that Jesus was telling us to pray about.
The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who could know it. Because of this one fact, the temptations that Jesus spoke of lives within us. And that temptation is to be in rebellion against the word and the will of God. Why, because that’s what flesh does. It fights for self, it preserves self, and it believes self. Yes, the Lord’s word does say agree to disagree, but not with Him. Still there many things that He cannot reveal to you in this day. Because you will be tempted to question the validity of what He has said. Just as Jesus said in John 16:12-14,I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
Even so has He directed you to pray for that state of inability to receive what is contrary to the heart. The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked above all things who could know it. The only one who knows the heart of man is God. If man knew his own heart he wouldn’t be wayward in his commitment with the Lord. God in his mercy and omnipotence understands what you are ready to receive and not ready to receive. There is a vast amount of wisdom that he desires to give us but he cannot. Simply because he knows the matters of the heart that will cause you to stand in a moment of indecision of his directive. I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot as of yet receive it. Plain and simple, God said I will never put more on you than you can handle. And too often what we fail to recognize, is that what we can’t handle is the truth.
My question to you it’s what are the areas in your life that you have become so heart driven on supporting, believing, and defending, that you could never hear God’s contrary perspective on it? The scripture said lead us not into temptation, and that temptation is the opportunity to look at what God is saying and say OK yeah but. When the Holy Spirit speaks to you it is in a place of spiritual reign and authority of God. To reject the directives given in the spirit is in fact witchcraft. Because you have to go in and shut your spirit off from receiving God’s directive over the desires of the flesh. Hence witchcraft. Scriptures tell us that he has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness. And Jesus said If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?” even though all that he would have for you is good, he knows the things that would be harmful to you. And with that in mind there are elements of revelation that he must keep from you because you are not ready to receive them to a point of transition.
As children the last thing that we would understand is having something kept away from us because it can be harmful. Because from our point of view it was serve our need just fine. And in the spirit there is a wall of retention keeping us away from the revelations of God that we are not yet ready to receive. Because in our state of potential rejection, it would do us more harm than good. And he would never place something on us that we cannot handle. And as I said in past paragraphs, too often the truth is what we can’t handle. lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.
Essentially this verse is saying Lord keep me away from the things that could be a detriment to my spiritual growth and reveal to me any darkness that may live within me, that I may be delivered from it. For I have established myself in your Kingdom where all power authority and reign belong unto thee, now, henceforth, and forever. Amen
Merriam Webster Defines Nature as being a creative and controlling force in the universe, an inner force or the sum of such forces in an individual. It is by the Natural root of God’s intent for man that we might understanding the power that drives the modern day Apostle.
Many of us have come to know Christ, but these are they who have been so profoundly affected by the revelation of the Spirit of Christ that HIS works have become the driving force with-in them. These are they that are more than compelled to move upon the slightest directives of God’s Holy Spirit, for discernment of the Spirit has come to live with-in them as FIRST nature. In the face of pleasing men or obeying God the choice is always clear, that there is no choice. Though they may be loved by many, time has shown them that they shall be persecuted by just as many, still they persistently bear themselves forward ; into the course that sometimes seems to offer no reward.
Knowing that they have been Chosen to return the hearts of the people back to Father God, they relentlessly labor to do so. Desiring no acknowledgement accept that men might see the hand of the Father is real through the commitment they bear. Even as Christ, they command that men might rise to the fullness of their calling. Even as Paul they understand that they might not remain in there company.
This is the Nature of the Modern Day Apostle, and all who have come to know the Father, through His revelation shall recognize them, for the true messenger need not prove a thing; but God will reveal Himself
This website is dedicated to the many people I have encountered along my road of Christian growth. I don’t speak solely of those who showed me how effectual my walk should have been, but I am more inclined to remember those who were evidence of everything that my walk as a son of God should never have been. When I think of the words of Hebrews 5:12, I can’t help but consider how many of us will one day fit into the mold of those that are ever learning, yet never reaching revelation of the truth. Much of this will be because of the adverse perspectives that many of us will one day allow into the presence of the relationship that we were commissioned to have with God.
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
The ease of milk can be such a comfort that we refuse to mature to where we can digest the greater things of God; believing for Spiritual maturity, yet never reaching it. Our sociological compromises are the inevitable source of hindrance in that growth factor; causing us to eventually find ourselves in a place of social and politically correct perspective, but no longer able to move forward in spiritual maturity. That failure to reach spiritual maturity actually begins far short of the spirit itself. Statistically the average man is known to reach intellectual maturity anywhere between the ages of 21 and 35, however there are in fact some that will never reach maturity at all. Women however are somewhat different, there window on average is as young as 13 to 25, but nevertheless many of them may never know the act of being fully accountable for their responsibilities in life as well. In a world where we have labeled sense as being common, we have proven it to be everything but common; we have come to trust that seeing is believing. Then we deny what is not only intellectually, but visually revealed to us. A mob that is hell bent on getting community justice against a child molester can’t be turned back regardless of the revelation of their wrong directives. The small child that gets the idea that he can fly because he is wearing a cape, is in big trouble if someone doesn’t stop him. To those of us who like to watch Cop shows, let’s not forget the criminal that’s running on 2 flat tires and still believes that he can escape the pursuing police cars.
This life is a constant consumption of everything from common sense and personal viewpoint to revelations both fact and fiction. However many of us are more than slothful when it comes to advancement with-in the realm of spiritual perception (Discernment). Have you taken in so much that there is no more to be taken? Are you seen as one that has stood in the midst of wisdom and understanding, but brought out no more than that which came with you? Now, here’s the scary part; are you one that has known common sense, knowledge, and understanding but remain void of growth with-in true spiritual understanding? There is a chance that at this point everyone that is reading these pages believes that they are of full understanding with-in their spiritual walk But I can guarantee one thing. If you adhere to the teachings to be found on this site, and discern the by the Spirit of Truth, you’ll more than have what you need to proceed forward with revelation of things present, rather than rejection of the unknown. The truth is not an easy thing to receive if it’s not in line to your viewpoint, but as an infantry platoon being pursued by your enemy; it’s time for you to take up a position on a high hill. A place from which you can see every vantage point, a place from which all that once blocked your view is gone. It’s time to rise above the spiritual anorexia that has come to flourish with-in the presence of our fellowships. It’s not very hard to start over; the problem is accepting that there is a reason to.
So often in life we find ourselves dealing with conflict or issues from a superficial perspective. A good example is having a slow leak in a tire; you’re checking it every so often to see if it needs attention. And once you’ve added air, you smile and say, “It’s alright now”. No it isn’t, the root of the problem is yet to have been dealt with; and even though you know it, you’re still satisfied with this band aid. It’s no different with the concept of relationship failure. Many of the relationships that exist in our life are like that tire; it’s rolling along, but there are underlying issues that can stop them from ever evolving to the fullness of what they could be; all because of a failed line of communication with the factory. And we all know that the true manufacturer of love and sound relationship is God. The scriptures say with all that you get, get understanding. Until we understand God’s perspective on relationship, we are destined to fail because of self- enlightenment, self- perspective, and worse of all, self-endeavor. There is a major flaw in our attained perspectives of relationship with the Father, and accept we get back to the reality of the relationships that He desires to have with us; we shall remain void of ability to be evidence of the Glory of God among men.
Are you still there….well for those of you who will remain until the closing pages, prepare for a ride through the corridors of Spiritual truth that could very well disavow the majority of what you have come to believe. Not that what you believe matters to me, but that you might have opportunity to know the truth.
Mathew 7:13-14 reads.
enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Mathew 7:7-11 reads
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
I believe that it is safe to say that there’s a whole lot more men displeasing their wives and families then there are men that lead them in the fullness of the will of God. But because of self-endeavor the majority of them will never be able to see the error of their ways because they feel justified by the masses that they follow. The gateway of truth is not a wide one, and it’s easily missed if you don’t have a fullness of acceptance to the fact that you may be on the wrong path. In the miniscule duration of our lifetime we dare to believe that we have attained the highest level of understanding of the things of God. The reality is many of us read the Bible and we know for a fact that there things we’re reading that don’t align with what we’re being taught (even if in the New Testament alone); and there is a serious schism between what we’re reading and what we see manifested in the body of Christ today, yet we continue to walk blind and ignorant of what we see in God’s word all for the purpose of unity and acceptance. I’m gonna be honest with you, you need to receive the words of this book the same way that you would receive your mother returning home to find that you have not done anything that she asked you to do. You know the reverential fear that we used to have knowing that we had a detrimental price to pay for our disobedience. The messenger need not prove a thing, God will reveal himself. I asked that you pray and seek for a spirit of conviction so that the words of these pages will be more of deliverance rather than an element to bring anger, malice, strife, and rebellion. May the God of all creation pour out a spirit of revelation upon you, that you may come to walk with him in places higher than you have ever conceived through your trust in man.