THE REVELATION THAT BEGAN WITH MATTHEW 13

 

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Today I heard, “Check out those parables about The Kingdom is like …”.  So I did and the search began with Matthew 13.  This journey took on a meaning I’ve never heard before.  And here’s how it began.

First came the parable about the seed falling on various grounds.  And immediately my spirit said “The seed is truth.  The soil is people.”  So I went on.

Next, Jesus explains why He used parables so that everyone would NOT understand.  Yeah, I remember that revelation some time ago.  As we run around trying to make sure everyone understands exactly what scripture means, Jesus is saying not everyone will, and not only that, but He doesn’t WANT everyone to understand.  And the reason is simple.  We can’t have the wisdom of The Kingdom unless we are willing to have the relationship it takes to receive it.  We can’t piggy-back off anyone, not even a preacher.  It’s the meaning behind the oil the 5 wise virgins wouldn’t share.

Continuing in Matthew 13, the part comes when Jesus explains the first parable.  Sure enough, the soil is people.  But here he mentions that the seeds are the “Good News about The Kingdom”.  Hmmm.  Ok, that’s the truth He’s spreading.  AND when it falls on good ground it reproduces 30, 60, and 100 fold.  One person brings 30, 60 or 100 fold more people into The Kingdom.  But exactly WHAT is the good news?  Are we telling that context correctly?

Now comes the parable about the wheat and the tares.  Continuing in the same vein as before, I heard, “Still the seeds are truth, the soil is people, and tares are lies planted by the enemy.”   Well, that makes sense because it says not to pull up the lies but let them grow with the truth.  When the roots are matured and truth is harvested for the storehouse, then “reapers” will gather up the lies and burn them.

This example witnesses in my own heart.  As lies live and mature there, they eventually reveal themselves to be lies because they don’t reproduce any good thing.  I end up tearing them out of my head myself.  But if I had torn them out too early, I’d have damaged some truth growing right beside it.

I’ve found truth to be stronger, and it lasts, producing helpful wisdom I share with others.  It’s like secret keys of wisdom.  And everyone wants them.  Well … most people.  They help significantly in times of trouble, especially when we’re not sure which decision is the right one.

 

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Well now, this is an amazing journey and I’m enjoying this trip.

Next, is the parable of the tiny mustard seed which represents The Kingdom.  It grows until other creatures find comfort in it.  Huh.  I think that’s what I just said.  Yay!

Moving onward, we have a woman making bread and the yeast represents The Kingdom.  It spreads and fills the whole.  And that’s exactly the way good news flows.

Then, Jesus explains the tares and the wheat and suddenly I pause.  Now the seed represents people.  Wheat is believers and thistles are the wicked.  Whoa!  What just happened?  My whole revelation just exploded by Jesus, Himself.  Really?

Well, I’ve learned from past experience with Father that first glance is not always true.  Truth is found through The Spirit.  That’s why Jesus told parables.  Those who couldn’t connect through Spirit would never get the bottom line.  They would go happily onward believing exactly what they see in black and white.

So let’s continue with the thread Father had me following and see what happens.  Only at this juncture, we’re going to have to look inwardly and hear from Him personally or we’ll never garner the truth and fall short of the glory.

I looked up the word “people” in verse 38 and discovered that it means “sons”.  Then it hit me.  Satan never had sons.  He can’t reproduce.  He can only deceive.  That’s not the same thing as reproduction.  It’s not creation.  Satan does not have sons, only God has sons.  And if one of the references doesn’t mean sons, then the other doesn’t either.

In The Spirit, it felt like it meant a product spewed out of the heart.  Like sperm is spewed and ejected forth to produce sons, so are qualities of Spirit issued forth.  Father’s issue would still be truth and Satan’s issue would be lies.

 

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This parable also introduces the “end of the world” and since I’ve long gotten past the problem of there being an actual end of the world, I’ve accepted that the term generally means “end of the age”.  So I pondered this.  But again I had to pull into The Spirit to know the truth.  And here’s what I found.

It wasn’t the end of the physical world, but the end of a period of philosophy in our personal lives.  It’s a level of progression that includes lies living alongside truth within us.  Just as the wheat and tares were allowed to grow up together in the field, so truth and lies grow up together inside our hearts.  Until the day comes, at the end of that age, when we recognize the truth has been productive and the lies have not.  Then we quickly uproot the lie and burn it.  And we harvest the truth for safe keeping in our storehouse.

Burning lies causes the weeping and gnashing of demons teeth.  Their plans came to nothing.  They don’t win, and never will because they don’t produce anything lasting.  And growing season always exposes them.

Demons and lies are thrown into the fire and burned.  Not people.

The really triumphantly Good News from this day’s revelations is that burning lies are destroyed forever and cannot come back to torment us.  At the end of this process, the sons of God will shine without these temptations affecting their growth.  The way will be clear.

What an amazing victory to know there is an end to this for each one of us.  And our world won’t be destroyed for it to come to pass.  The destruction is not ours but belongs to evil.  These are the last enemies to become His footstool WITHIN US.  And the new Jerusalem will have arrived on earth through us from The Kingdom within.

I know this isn’t traditional doctrine.  And it may feel so new and weird that it makes us pause.  But that’s OK.  Let’s allow it to grow and see if it produces.

Thank you for joining my journey.  Blessings on yours,

Faith

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE WE PRACTICING THE KINGDOM ON EARTH?

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All creation is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God.  It is the one thing that will unequivocally change the way life on earth functions and display the qualities we so deeply desire.

No matter how godly this nation can become, it will never be The Kingdom of God on earth.  It will never be God’s expression of Himself on earth.  And our President can never lead us into that fullness.

Only we can do that by individually pursuing The Kingdom and our Continue reading ARE WE PRACTICING THE KINGDOM ON EARTH?

SHOULD WE ACCEPT TRAUMA AS NATURAL?

Have you ever noticed the wide field of trauma we experience and accept as a natural course of life?

Father told me some time ago to pay attention to it and keep it out of my realm where I have control and then ask Him to keep it out where I don’t have control. trauma

 

The core of Trauma is a demon who’s presence is destruction, decay, Continue reading SHOULD WE ACCEPT TRAUMA AS NATURAL?

BACK IT UP WITH SCRIPTURE!

 

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How many times have I been asked, “can you back it up with scripture?”  And then I have to explain that I don’t require that from Father.  Whoa, that annoys them!

I’m completely aware that it’s been done this way for a hundred years, but like so many other traditions, Father eventually tips them over.  And then I stand in fear and amazement at what He’s done.

Some years ago, when Father showed me a new insight or revelation, I’d put my hand up and stop Him from going too far.  Looking back I think it was a horrible response.  But, He didn’t seem offended. He waited patiently while I scoured scriptures and commentaries for confirmation.  Only then could I embrace His gift and experience the thrill of receiving it.

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HOPE AND FEAR, or “DO IT AFRAID”

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On the way home from work the other night, I had an intense encounter with hope and fear.

This trial and testing had begun with a horrible sound around my back right tire just as I was getting to work.  Nervously, I asked one of the guys to take a look but he saw nothing of concern.  So I said, “Well then I’m going to assume it was a build-up of slushy snow in the wheel-well that iced up and was clunking around in there.”

So for the evening, fear lurked just over my head, periodically Continue reading HOPE AND FEAR, or “DO IT AFRAID”

CAUSE AND EFFECT, and Gravity

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Let’s talk about Cause and Effect.  And maybe about Gravity, too.

It’s true I don’t take cause and effect very seriously anymore. After all the years of miracles and favor and such, I don’t expect everything that goes UP, must come DOWN.

For instance, for every financial mistake I make, I don’t have to live in financial hardship. For every virus I contract, I don’t have to be sick. Continue reading CAUSE AND EFFECT, and Gravity

SIMPLE KEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

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Yes, Father gave me a simple key to financial freedom by changing the way we handle our tithe.   It also changed our scrambling to pay for unexpected expenses and ending up in further debt.  No, we didn’t win the Lotto or gain an unexpected inheritance.  At the time, we were suffering financially and desperate.

Because we’d been financially faithful according to the teachings of most churches, we were sure the windows of heaven would open up.

But it didn’t happen.  Year after year it didn’t work.  Now in despair, it was time to let Father out of the box and listen only to Him.   He is a good Father and we simply don’t believe this is an example of His good plan. Continue reading SIMPLE KEY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

GOD WEARS A PLAID SHIRT

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Hunny had a dream in which God wore a plaid shirt and looked like Andy Griffith.  It was an oddball answer to a couple days of illness.  And I want to share it with you because I enjoy the way Father performs uniquely in our life.

Tremendous pain coaxed him to call me home from work but my Hunny wouldn’t concede because he’s a tough guy.   So upon my arrival, we began the process: vitamins, herbs, and prayer.  I tried to visualize him well, but it was a weak vision at best. Continue reading GOD WEARS A PLAID SHIRT

HOW TO LOVE EVIL PEOPLE BY CREATING A NEW REALITY

 

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In spite of how far we’ve come as new creatures in Christ, most of us still struggle with how to love evil people.  While Father has been teaching me how to create Heaven on Earth, one tiny step at a time, He recently revealed that creating also has an effect on evil  people and the result makes them a whole lot easier to love.  So here goes some sharing. Continue reading HOW TO LOVE EVIL PEOPLE BY CREATING A NEW REALITY

WHEN YOUR MENTOR IS CONDEMNING

Eliab: Why have you come down here? Who is watching your tiny flock in the wilderness? I’m your brother, and I know you—you’re arrogant, and your heart is evil. You’ve come to watch the battle as if it were just entertainment.

David: What have I done now? I was just asking a question.

David ignored him and asked another soldier the same question, and the people gave him the same answer.
I Samuel 17:28-30 VOICE

 

The first time I read this scripture years ago, it became precious to me because the condemnations of others had wounded me and kept me defeated in a back corner of life.  At least that’s what I thought.

This scripture tells what David’s older brother said to him when David asked a question on the battlefield. I imagine his brother’s words had wounded him many times in the past and had kept him defeated in the back corner of their father’s fields. Continue reading WHEN YOUR MENTOR IS CONDEMNING