Yep, it’s true … someone laughed at me. On my birthday no less! Even during my birthday celebration! A friend picked out one of my character traits and laughed.
And I laughed too. It’s what you do.
Later, when the party was over and quiet time came, there was still a tiny arrow stuck in my heart and I contemplated it. Then I asked Father about tiny arrows. Are we to blame that some stick? Is it a flaw that this was hurting a bit? I don’t count myself easily offended. But am I? Continue reading SHE LAUGHED AT ME!
There are obvious and not-so-obvious stages of maturity in The Kingdom. And they cause a lot of friction because we are looking for unity of the faith and expect to see it inside our doctrines.
But that can’t happen when our faith is such a uniquely personal thing to each of us. After all, we created denominations so that like-minded people would worship together, and still the understanding within each member is different.
No one is the same. We grow at different rates and in different directions. Continue reading OUR STAGES OF MATURITY and ELITISM
I had a dream about the aftermath of my battle with religion.
I was in an abandoned section of the house where I live. It was like an attached apartment. In the kitchen was a lot of canned and packaged food sitting on a big table inside the oversized pantry. A visitor came through, someone I knew, and he needed dinner for his family. I invited him to help himself and he chose 3 items that would make a complete meal for him and his family. He was pleased and I was happy that I could be generous.
After he left, I began going through the apartment shadow boxing evil entities as I saw them. I’d say out loud “Ka-pow! Ka-pow!” as I punched them. And they were cleared out one at a time. After they were gone, there was movement in the corner which I attributed to Angels and let them be. Continue reading SABBATICAL FROM THE BATTLE
IMAGINE your coronation to your throne inside The Kingdom. The Bible mentions us being kings and priests before our God. So wouldn’t that mean there was a moment of coronation? And wouldn’t it probably be later in our relationship with Father and not at the beginning when we first believed? Certainly, a newborn heir is considered royalty but is not yet a crowned monarch.
An heir is crowned when they have learned the techniques of ruling and reigning. It has everything to do with maturity and availability. And in The Kingdom of God, that ruling and reigning would logically encompass the ability to govern what is created. Wouldn’t it? Jesus said that He does what He sees the Father doing. So what does the Father do? What are His capabilities? Doesn’t He create and care for His creation? Continue reading YOUR CORONATION INTO THE KINGDOM
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. Continue reading THE REVELATION THAT BEGAN WITH MATTHEW 13
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?
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.
Continue reading BACK IT UP WITH SCRIPTURE!
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
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