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SABBATICAL FROM THE BATTLE

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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.

This apartment is not a place I like. It is old, dusty and outdated. But it’s still mine and I want the evil out.

As I talked with Father about this dream, it unraveled. This apartment is my platform. It’s where I share my experiences and revelations about The Kingdom. Over the years, I’ve accumulated plenty of food on the table for anyone who wanders through and wants it. But I don’t want to live there because ugliness keeps coming through along with the people. So I’ve taken a sabbatical to clear out the ugly buggars they leave lingering in the air.

Where did the ugliness come from? Well, some people might say that I’ve been a bit naive over the years. In my excitement about revelations from The Kingdom, I’ve shared freely with abandon.

And last year, there were some battles. But no worries, I survived. And I have cleared out the buggars of pain and woundedness from my heart. But I don’t want to actually occupy the apartment right now.

So, I’ve left Angels, hoping they will refresh the air. Then I may slap on a fresh coat of paint one day.

This article isn’t to request your sympathy but to share my journey. Many of you experience this need for sabbatical too. It’s a quiet time to clear out the lingering effects of the battle of religion.  Sometimes we don’t like the area where it happened, for a while anyway.

It’s a conundrum really. How the most beautiful and exciting revelations can cause such turmoil in folks. It doesn’t seem like that should be a result. But it is.

We don’t begin with intentions of insulting people. But it appears to be an inevitable reaction. Sharing new vision exposes the shortfall of the old vision. It doesn’t make the old vision worthless because it was the stepping stone forward. But, for people who love the old and have set it on a pedestal, the new is a threat to their idol.

But we all know this. Right? Yeah, well, we may share as gently as possible and we may learn to discern. But there will always be those that will be angry.  This is the cross Jesus told us to take up as we follow Him.  It is the one that produces persecution.

Idols tend to crash when they come down.  They never get off their pedestal quietly and easily.  And unfortunately for them, it’s the nature of new vision to be born. It is time. And regardless of the screaming and fear of a mother who hasn’t prepared herself, the birth will come. It will happen. And it won’t wait.

Usually, sometime after the birth, she will embrace the child and experience the joy.

In the meantime, Father calls us to learn more, and He loves us the same if we refuse. I’ve become OK with leaving well enough alone. It’s “well-enough” that doesn’t want to leave me alone. Religion taught us to pursue those who we perceive as lost on the path of theological error.  Millions of martyrs lay at the feet of this teaching.

So, that was my dream. And I have moved out of this section of my house. Although I pop in now and then to share the food on the table. But for the most part, I live in the family section where it’s warm and loving.

It’s a good place to live while clearing out the ugly buggars.

Thank you for sharing my journey. Blessings on yours.

Faith

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