God gets you started
December 24, 2018
“God gets you started” are postings about disciplines and subjects that man studies, participates in, enjoys, develops, expands, and lives in. The discipline may be an occupation or a hobby. It may be an area that you started to embark in as a child and no longer nurture but still have appreciation for because of your exposure to it. It may be an area that God has kept turning over in your mind and you know that something more is there. Mathematics, science, music, dance, biology, biochemistry, literature, art forms, agriculture, ranching, education, medicine, law enforcement, and many other areas will be delved into. May the creator of the Universe, the author of life, the Alpha and Omega be blessed by our words. To Him and with Him do we commit our thoughts. Amen and Amen.
In Him we live, and move, and have our being
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though He needed any thing, seeing He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel [touch] after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us: 28 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his offspring.’ (Acts 17:24-28)
The Words above stop time. They are part of a dissertation that Paul gave to those who gathered in Athens. The power of Jesus Christ comes through and they are Words to meditate on deliberately. May all that He desired for those who read and hear them when He thought the Words into being become manifested in our lives.
These posting are to encourage anyone who knows, or may have a glimpse that they know, that God has given them understanding in a particular area. It begins with a seed that God has planted within us. And in order for the seed to grow in the kingdom of God, some parameters and lines need to be drawn, while others need broken down and burned out. Below will provide some basic parameters and dispel some distortions of thought. The goal is to put you in your boat so that you can start your journey with God as the author of what He is working in you and by you.
Distortion of thoughts
The only Way
Distortion of thoughts
No secular versus the church
Many already see the hypocrisy of the pastoral matriarchy, and having been disillusioned by it have already come out from its covering. For those who have been trapped in the Babylonian system, there is detangling and the bondage breaking to do. May our children no longer be exposed to the lies and require the necessity to unlearn them; and may they excel as God intended His people to do in Him and by Him.
It is unnecessary to separate life into the secular and the church. While our fleshly feet are on the earth, there is no division between what is the secular world and church life. The separating and categorizing man’s existence on earth came out of a distortion by the pastoral matriarch’s interpretation of the Scriptures that talk about us not being of the world but in it. And it also is a way to persuade people into thinking that the pastoral matriarchy is the best and only place to receive correct Biblical doctrine, safety from the world’s temptations, G-rated entertainment, and potlucks with no MSG. However, we live in the world.
Christians, protestant and catholic, have learned to navigate within the incorrect paradigm by viewing life as existing in three divisions on a one dimensional line: the church, being the purest and most godly place; the secular world, the opposite end of the line that contains evil and temptations that threaten to bring the Christian down; and the middle ground, which includes work, family, and everything else that is declared to be spiritually neutral and where we spend the majority of our time. It gets hazy and impossible to distinguish when crossing from neutral into secular; and equally uncertain, going from neutral into holy. This then requires gradients of the secular and the holy to be established, as the godlier “serious” Christians and priests do more “serious” things behind closed doors. Of course, each particular sect has their own way of supplementing this unnatural way of thinking by doing regular sweeps to deal with the unclarity by offering the “sacrament” of confession or encouraging to ask God’s forgiveness for those sins we might have done while living in the neutral zone or slipping into the secular. The handy use of “He knows our frame” or “the spirit is willing, but the flesh weak” or “He is faithful to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” are all part of the cycle to maintain the double (twice) minded thinking that is referred to in James 1:8 & 4:8, and to rely on the church and God’s “mercy” to gloss over our “backsliding”. The scriptures, which are partially quoted above, are how the pastoral matriarchal system uses them and are not according to God’s intent. He does not use His Word to operate as Dorothy’s three heel click to bring us out of the “world” of Oz back home to Auntie Em.
God expects His people to take dominion of the world unto Him. We are to move on in our growth. What we spend our time on and what God has planned for us is not available by going through the pastoral matriarchy’s church doors. But it is in the Bible and in communication with Him. The conditions in the world are also in the matriarchal church. Satan is the prince of the world at present (John 12:31, 14:30), but his strongholds are gradually being brought down by God’s servants. It is the Lord in us who are walking vessels that are not of this world but in it. May we likewise seek to be in Him.
The deception, bondage, and dependency backed by the pastoral matriarchal system keep man’s focus on the temporal rather than the eternal. It keeps us locked in the temptation, sin, and forgiveness cycle and prevents the ability to move into our call as unto the Lord.
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this will we do, if God permit. (Hebrews 6:1-3)
The slow viscous wisdom negator
The weakness of the pastoral matriarchy that has complied with evil is outstanding when taking a serious look at it. As the generations follow one another, the dulled sleeping minds go hand in hand with wiping away any speck of God. Children are taught that “this is what we believe,” but they go to school where God is denied, and then they go to colleges and universities where God is not only denied but ridiculed. They come away believing a bit of the indoctrination because the foundations of what is taught are determined on a godless “worldview” and then their own children go down the same path and learn less and less about God’s thoughts and more and more about man’s thoughts. The pastoral matriarchy does not know or live in God’s truth beyond salvation from hell while just waiting this life out. Some enjoy the occasional healing or financial prosperity, but the focus remains on the temporal and not the eternal.
Most every matriarchal pastor has concluded: “I do believe,” they say, “that the day will come when the Bible and science will come together.” This is what they really say and think, as though these two positions arise from opposite places and must travel over much time and hardships in order to find one another in agreement. And we are all going to be so happy when we find out that they agreed all along with one another and it was just a matter of understanding what the other was saying. All of this is a romantic way of glossing over the open antagonism that has and will continue to occur in an even stronger way against Christians who have been living with evolution, “climate change,” leveling, and population control being shoved down our throats. The reasoning has the connotation that God is big enough to let His Word be defiled, at least for this period of time before both come together. Therefore, we should just go with the flow, and look for those windows of opportunity to witness “in love” as we rise within the disciplines that hate God and more specifically, hate Jesus. The thought process is saying that modern sciences or any other discipline of study that denies the existence of the One living God will merge and come into agreement with what the Bible says.
Meanwhile, we hear God’s Holy Spirit in the anointed words of Shawn Mullins’ “Lullaby”, released 1998, give assurance to our souls that “everything’s gonna be all right” while at the same time he confirms to our spirits that it is not all right in “this angel town.” Rock-a-bye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPjTAFn-l0p>
“No lie is of the truth”
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the son hath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life. 26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 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 teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him. (I John 2:20-27)
There is nothing that exists that is true or can bear truth without The Truth: Jesus Christ. And we know that Jesus is One with God. There is One Way, One Truth, and One Life. The source of truth is God. We either believe this or we do not. We grow and work in truth and have Truth imparted to us once we are on The Way.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him. 8 Philip saith unto Him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (John 14:5-12)
Let us no longer forget or dismiss what the Spirit of God has testified to our spirits. We continue on the Way into Truth. The decision is made alone; just as when we receive the gift of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ is made alone. If we, by default or active choice, are unwilling to press on into Truth we live in a compromised infertile existence, which will be noted in eternity.
It is fine to hear testimonies of salvation or work that God has done in people’s lives; and they are used to encourage us. Many times it is like hearing about the birth of a child, and we do not grow weary of hearing these witnesses. However, when we read Scripture, the bulk is about life after salvation. It is in these testimonies that we need to concentrate on. We no longer need refresher course after refresher course of hearing that yes, indeed, God saves us from eternal hell and out of financial problems, marriage difficulties, addictions, and illnesses. The passages that have not been mined yet, or at least have only been touched upon by man, are where we grow in. Episodes of “Locked up Abroad” have the same level of power and testimony value for expressing how one can get out of “tight jams” and lessons learned, sometimes with or without giving the credit to God because it is still talking about the temporal, with the added predictable conclusion that “I appreciate things more” like freedom or my wife. It is God working in all things and presents Himself and His deliverances. Let us move on into the Truth.
Does it seem consistent with God’s character to have His people live such a mundane life as what the pastoral matriarchy suggests it to be? Do we serve and worship a God who gives us talents and interests to “kind of” do a little with them? It would be easier if we all had lobotomies so that we do not get ourselves worked up and wonder, really? This surely cannot be right. There has to be more. Yes, there is so much more, an eternity of more. And it is in His Word. Does it make sense that so much of His Word, which He has given to us, is treated like a hot potato and avoided because “we just don’t understand it” or there is so much room for misinterpretation, when His Word is full of passages encouraging us to taste Him, feel after Him, seek Him, grow in Him, produce fruit?
[Much is currently being debunked regarding many fields of study. Modern sciences, historical accounts, pharmaceuticals, the legal system, government systems, and many other disciplines are being exposed for their lack of soundness, their inadequacies, in addition to their corruptibility. Man has been living under and over layers of lies. The “discoveries” and/or uncovering done minus Jesus Christ will always be capped and limited because it is God who dictates the exposure of His Truth to man. He never compromises Himself. When one attempts to build on any foundation other than the chief cornerstone (Isaiah 28:16, I Peter 2:6) it will be flawed and will eventually be burned or washed away and bring shame to the promoters. We have access to the clean and the unclean, where some levels of profitability can be obtained from both. And this is mainly done by using comparisons and contrasts. The God we serve has always had His way and that is the Way to go. It is better to discover, build, and secure a grain of Truth on the correct foundation that will last and be marked in eternity where others can then step from rather than have heaps of sand that will be brushed away by God’s Spirit in a north Wind. Let us be manna eaters. Do not fret and do not faint when you hear swelling words and appearingly complicated thought processes trying to graft their way into the Vine by intertwining themselves to compliment or deny what the Bible says. It is God who gives His revelations, His inspirations, His understanding. Remember Noah, Daniel, and Job.]
May we continue on in Him, who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life, where we live and move and have our being. Let us not desire to go back to Egypt or remain under its covering. If you know or sense you have an unction from God, build and be faithful to the calling of His Spirit as He is faithful to us.
Faith neutral production
One of the current trends that has come out of the pastoral matriarchy is “faith neutrality” and it is sometimes connected with “interfaith” type lingo. It is a progression out of the pastoral matriarchal system from the more recent generations who do not take the “secular world versus the church” view quite as strongly (discussed above). It is a by-product of the churches and seminaries that endorse and practice “inclusiveness” and “diversity” of thought. And as is the cycle of disobedient children of God, the compromises first begin in the hearts of them. This is seen in the spirit realm, which legally opens the doors for their spiritual compromises to become manifested on earth. The manifestation saturates into the earth, our governments, public school systems, entertainment, and every facet of our lives. Then as time passes, the matriarchal systems implement physical manifestations of those compromises as though they are just following cultural trends, as though they are coming late to the scene, rather than the truth being exposed that it was within their hearts that the compromises existed in the first place. This cycle has repeated itself in history many times. The roots really refer to eliminating anything that is Christ anointed, with Satan’s real concern of trying to snuff out any individual or nation that embraces belief in the dominion of Jesus Christ. “Nationality”, “religion”, and “ethnicity” are words that no longer hold succinct definitions, but are used interchangeably to advocate anything other than Jesus Christ followers and His Word. The goal of Satan is for God’s people to not operate in Him, with His power, and with His ability to bring down strongholds.
Lies are easily swallowed when they are presented in a flaccid environment. The reasoning behind faith neutrality is that valuable information is for everyone, and that everyone can profit in knowing good information, so why let something like a denomination preference or references to God, and for sure specifying Jesus Christ as the only Way, Truth, and Life, get in the way of distributing this good information out to all people, no matter what their particular faith is? There is the subtle insinuation that we are to accept that it does have the potential to bring people to Jesus, and if not, at least there might be a change in better “life choices” that all society can benefit from. It is a creative way of not addressing and acknowledging where the information came from, except in a cloaked fashion, while admitting to our closest Christian friends and local church that we believe it is really something that God gave us to do.
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. (John 15:1)
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without [severed from] me ye can do nothing. (John 15:4-5)
This is what it looks like in the spirit realm when a Christian produces “faith neutral” fruit:
Someone has an inspiration or revelation that may or may not be from God and they start to see its and their own value and “potential”. They know that they are part of The Vine; however, they want to keep in control or make modifications to the fruit that is coming from them, a branch, which is connected to the Vine. They want that fruit “out there” to give it the greatest possible acceptance and exposure. So, they decide to dig their branch into the ground, out of sight for a while so that when it grows back up out of the ground again it will appear to everyone that it is not directly connected to the Vine. It will try to present itself as a vine of and from itself and that the fruit that is coming from them is “faith neutral.” In other words, to make it look not connected to Jesus Christ. These kinds of vine branches can take root in the ground and can become a separated plant from the original vine. Of course, everyone and everything in the spirit realm sees the Mighty Vine and what the tiny branch has done or is trying to do. No one is fooled in the spirit. The enemies of God see that this is a branch that has defected to seek dual citizenship. And they also know that what the individual has chosen to produce can only be diluted and anemic fruit, with salt that will soon lose its savour (Luke 14:34). The person reaps from this action. The first thing the person reaps is that the fruit grown will only give temporal results to both the eater (receiver) and the producer; and the second is that the person’s eternal call and growth in God will be cut off. Once a person has chosen the dual citizenship, what they produce is legally available for Satan’s use. Satan is fine with Christians spending their time trying to improve themselves, correct social problems, and embrace new spirits and strategies to get more out of God or the “cosmos”. Anything to keep us from going on the Way and embarking on the Truth that could ultimately lead us into green horse LIFE and sacrifice for others is acceptable to the enemy.
The branch chose to market itself and decided what product to produce rather than seek the kingdom of God, God’s purpose, and God’s development. He desires us to be mature enough to withstand strong storms, periods of drought, and strengthened enough to produce high quality, eternally prosperous and God pleasing fruit. The irony about those producing and peddling “faith neutral” fruit is that it identifies them as having no Faith. And it openly testifies against them that they did not work through faith in God, but worked out of their own strength and understanding. What happens in the heavens will be manifested on earth. Stretching our branch into the ground and planting ourselves to rise unto ourselves for temporal purposes is an action by the spirit of Edom (Esau). The person loses their birthright, even if it is done in the name of bettering humanity and sharing tidbits about their disengaged god.
Does this mean that every interaction we have or everything we produce has to have the verbal and visual word “Jesus” in it? No. It does mean that when we commit spiritual omissions or deny that any truth or revelation is from the Holy Spirit and the One True Vine, we are working in our soul and not the spirit. When we produce in the Lord, it will be clear to the spirit realm because it will have the ability to reflect God’s character, whether His name is mentioned or not. If you are a dance choreographer, if you are a chemist, if you work in metals, if you barbeque ribs, your products are confirmed by God, not man. It is Him, the Husbandman, who gives the increase (John 15:1 & I Corinthians 3:6-9). And His fruit is good.
Burden of proof
20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments [paradigms] of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines [teachings] of men? 23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. (Colossians 2:20-23)
It is pretty interesting how Christians have taken on and operate under the weight that it is up to us to carry the burden of proof for, well, everything. This is just not true. God has put no such burden on us. These burdens are placed on us to occupy our time in Girgashite tasks under Jebusite enforcement to take our minds off of God. We do not have to operate in the paradigms of the world, which sustain the pastoral matriarchy system as well. If we have a scientific understanding, we do not have to work within the constraints of God denying systems of the “modern sciences.” We are not and do not have to be limited by the “scientific method” to operate in an inclusive or exclusive direction using specific verbiage that certain disciplines have either made up or are too rigid to prevent expanding upon. Everything that has life must be able to breathe and operate freely. In systems where words are defined in an understanding that denies God we have no place of communication with them. They are operating in a false tongue.
Each discipline of study does have its own tongue (language). And this is valuable and holds much substance: “shuffle ball change” in tap dance, “folding something in” for cooking, “23= 8” in math, “harmonic minor scale” in music, or “2 x 4” for the carpenters. All disciplines speak in their own tongue and we transfer knowledge and understanding by the interpretations of those tongues. We are to expose and dissolve false tongues that have no meaning or purpose but to deny God and entangle man into bondage of false doctrines that those languages are espoused to and keep on life support by mooching off of true substance. We do not give God’s substance into something that the enemy operates in to destroy the very life that we operate in. Remember “The Bridge on the River Kwai”. We are not called to be the enemy’s workmen or to offer what we have created at their feet because we are so proud of what we are producing and forget the reason why we are doing what we are doing. Someone might think, “Didn’t Paul say he was made all things to all men that he might by all means save some in I Corinthians 9:22?” Yes, he did. And this has no shape or form of saying he compromised the message of Jesus Christ; that he somehow diluted or put aside the Word in order to get approval from people first, and then slowly “in love” revealed what he Really believed. We see quite the opposite. Paul is talking about being flexible and adaptable, and putting the effort in with those whose God’s Mind is set on. If a person is familiar with addition and not calculus, we start at addition. If a person knows algebra, we know that calculus will be available to them in the future. He is speaking as all good teachers do. We build on what a person already knows of the “law of Christ,” which every man does know of Him at some level as explained in Romans. The Jews knew the "law of God" like the back of their hands; others knew some of the "law of Christ." Let us read and hear I Corinthians.
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (I Corinthians 2:1-5)
Now let us look at the I Corinthians 9:22 passage in its context. It is reiterating what and how he came to them, and how he will continue to go to others, “determined not to know any thing among them, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.”
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. 20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; 21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. 22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you. (I Corinthians 9:19-23)
We operate in God’s court, and only go into the court of men if we are specifically led by the Holy Spirit to be there. We know that if the Holy Spirit has led us there it could mean we are brought there in the context of green horse death and sacrifice. Otherwise, we do not forfeit ourselves into man’s court in bogus court cases to prove that God “is”. We do not have to present evidence to anyone that God exists because He has and does prove Himself continually each moment of the day and night to all men. It is for the unbeliever to grapple and carry the burden of proof of what they do or do not believe. Romans 1 & 2 will help to remind us of the seriousness of God and recall to us that no man is without excuse (Romans 1:20). It is not for us to defend God or to justify God to anyone. We likewise do not have the burden of proof to convince the doubters of the value or purpose in what we labour in. This is very different than explaining, expanding upon, unfolding for anyone who wants to hear and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Those who do not hear will remain unhearing.
We do not give out to the swine (Girgashite spirit) because they will eventually rend us, nor do we give to the dogs (Canaanite spirits) that try to occupy our chairs and bite our heels. The pastoral matriarchy uses I Peter 3:15 about being “ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you” to uphold the lie that it is on our shoulders to carry the burden of proof to justify our own belief in God and our actions in all that we are or are not doing if someone, including a church member, should question us. The Scripture is talking about testifying to anyone who asks that we indeed are followers in Christ, and to not deny that we believe in Him when asked so that we maintain our good conscience towards God. The verse is in the context of being prepared for evil men to basically make fun of us or do much worse for believing in God, and that we will likely suffer at their hands and be ridiculed for identifying ourselves with Christ. And in doing so, it will cause a judgement on evil men and bring shame on their heads. Do we so quickly gloss over that Christians are brought to their death every day in the world because they were “ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh a reason of the hope that” is in them? In no way, shape, or form is this some sort of cattle call to force feed apologetics so that we have an answer that sounds biblical, reasonable, and “smart” to the unbeliever or to the doubters. The pastoral matriarch will twist anything to avoid the subject of suffering in Him, which is the message that Peter was speaking of in his heartfelt admonishment to us through the Holy Spirit who knew and will always be prepared to give the answer, “Yes, I know Him and I am with Him.” All of us know what it is like when we are not prepared to speak up because we fear man rather than God. And we know how quickly our good conscience fades after doing so, when the circumstances should have played out differently as a harsh judgement on those that hate Christ in the first place.
If we have an inspiration and a work to do in the Lord, it will be prosperous eternally when it is on the foundation of Jesus Christ. It does not go into the hands of those with limited understanding or refusal of God’s existence to be evaluated for its substance or viability. We are not locked into anything or bound to work within any structure that has purposed itself to worship and serve creation, but deny the Creator (Romans 1:25). Yes, we give to Caesar what is Caesar’s like all men do, but let us not stop there. Read on.
13 And they send unto Him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch Him in his words. 14 And when they were come, they say unto Him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. 16 And they brought it. And He saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto Him, Caesar's. 17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at Him. (Mark 12:13-17)
This passage is also in Matthew and Luke. It is troubling that the words “and to God the things that are God’s” do not fly out of our mouths and hearts as easily as the Caesar part does. To give to Caesar, we acknowledge and do. Let us now move forward and give to God the things that are God’s that have His image and superscription (inscription, title) on.
The only Way
Into the kingdom of God
When God gives us direction or a gift or anything (that seed of understanding all the way to an established business), the best place for it is to deposit it into the kingdom of God. It will and does have our name on the account; however, we are also acknowledging to God and to the spirit realm that it is God’s and we are not interested in a crown today, but want our inheritance in Him tomorrow. It also acknowledges that we desire and are willing to have it put into God’s purification judgements. It will be safe and available for our workmanship here on earth and to start working in.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Luke 12:33-34)
There is no area of study or discipline that God has created for the sake of itself. There is nothing that He has done or will do that is without substance or is inconsistent with His character. We, as Christians, can acknowledge that “we live, and move, and have our being” in Him (Acts 17:28) and seek the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33); or we can choose to live, and move, and have our being in the stadium of this world. When we try to separate life into the godly part, the work part, the entertainment part, or the stages of life and what our tasks are to do in those stages, we become locked into the temporal and are wilderness wandering until we die. Satan is quite satisfied with this way of living for us because our eternal call is lost, our fellowship with God is diluted both now and for eternity, and God’s purposes do not manifest as quickly on earth as they are in heaven.
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 3 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. (Romans 12:1-3)
Once God is shoved out the door there is really no reason for the limited understanding of anything. This is the definition of the abomination of desolation. It is when God is no longer desired by man and He withdraws from our presence. This is quite easy to see in our pulpits, public school systems, government, legal system, and the list goes on. Man is encouraged to not create too much, not think too much, and to have everything in line and verified by the particular fad adopted by religious or cultural systems. When God is taken out, all things are reduced to the temporal. Humans become high functioning animals that talk a lot about things like empirical evidence, which is one way of making sure that God has to work within man’s thought process rather than man working in God’s thought process. In other words, the Christian is now conformed to this world and humbled to put all new thoughts and inspirations at the feet of other men in order to determine their viability.
The pastoral matriarchy has done a thorough job to instill fear about what is “out there” if we step away from their teachings and go in the narrow Way into Truth. They have stood in front of it blocking others from going in. They present a visual of it as walking on a very small tightrope that is very scary and only the top dogs can attempt it, while the rest of us “get” to watch them do it. However, Scripture is saturated with the teachings of the kingdom of God. We must follow what Jesus tells us about what the kingdom of God is, and it is good. David talked often about the kingdom of God and seeking for his feet to be planted in a large place in II Samuel 22:20, Psalm 18:19, and Psalm 118:5. The kingdom is a large place and there is enough room to do your work in while we are living on the earth with our feet still on the ground. We have plenty of room to produce our fruit in. We have plenty of space to make corrections and learn to “ride our bicycle,” discussed in the “What is confusion?” post. We have access to specifically designed tools that fit perfectly into our own hands. We also have a wardrobe that also fits us perfectly in a closet with our name on it. Whatever we need, this is the place where we ask. We are accountable for what we know. We practice what we know, and we develop what we know. There is plenty of room if we fail and to try again. And it is work where we become co-workers with Christ in whom “we live and breathe and have our being.” May we understand more of why we so desperately want His will done on earth as it in is heaven. The work is taking on the apprenticeship of our Lord. And when He tells us, “Okay, things look good; it is time for you to start your own shop” unto Me, we know we are starting to live in the Truth. By the time we get to that point, we no longer want our own ministry, because we are working in The Ministries of His Spirit (Ephesians 4:11 and The Revelation 2 & 3).
When God is removed in our thoughts and hearts, except for designated areas of our time that we choose, we relinquish any inheritance in the kingdom of God. We become Esau, who sold his birthright. We deny that life is because of God and by God. His relationship to us becomes proportional to our unrighteousness and we “reap what we sow.” This is the lowest level of man, when he denies he is made in God’s image and relies on the wisdom of the world to fulfill temporary desires.
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient [profitable]: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. (I Corinthians 6:9-12)
[The above offenses are those done in our hearts, minds, and bodies against God and man.]
5 For every man shall bear his own burden. 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6:5-8)
Mine, yet not mine, but something better
Have you noticed that when we work a work we are simultaneously worked by God? He is not satisfied with us being stagnant while we are producing. The branch must also participate in maturation because we are His fruit. As we produce eternal fruit, He is producing eternal fruit into us. The vessel is more valuable to God than the fruit that we produce no matter how much wisdom or revelation it contains or how timely it seems needed to be exposed. And that is why we will be dipped and purified (Psalm 12:6, James 1) as we produce. If we at any time decide that the purification process is not the Way we want to go in or that the investment is too high of a price to pay, we have the choice to jump off the Jesus Train, and that is when God stops His work in us. It is at this point that the person cashes in and does their currency exchange from the kingdom of God back into the temporal world. This is not reversible.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. (Hebrews 6:4-8)
We are not talking about salvation from hell being lost. We must get out of that mindset and no longer lay the same foundation over and over again, which has been worked upon by those in the past who were faithful in their fruit production before us. We are talking about what happens when we are on the Way and going into the Truth. Much more of the Scriptures will be opened to our eyes as we hear Him and know that God really does mean what He says. And He tells us a lot.
Psalm 37:4, which talks about God giving us the desires of our heart, is Truth. If we want off, He gives us that desire. If we want temporal, He gives us temporal. If we choose to refinance everything gained back into the kingdom of God, we can also do that. If we want the gift more than the Giver, we get the gift in its temporal form. And that is why Jesus talked abundantly about the kingdom of God in the now and seeking the kingdom of God first and His righteousness in the now. This is also why David requested for God to search (judge) his heart, and to keep judging his heart, to see if any wicked way (other than The Way) be in it.
In many instances, we can see the witness of those who cashed in. Right after their exchange, there is often a great surge of production of thought or obtaining that personal goal that the person desired. It will appear good at first glance because it will contain some residual of substance from the currency exchange process, enough residual to allow the transaction and manifestation to occur. Everything that is legally theirs will be available to be manifested on earth. But ultimately the work will be exposed as temporal, die and fade out, and shown not adequate and flawed with no eternal value for the person or to man because it has lost its savour. The price is high, because it is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31-32) and it will not be forgiven nor will the person find a place or way to change his mind for repentance (Hebrews 12:17). This is the God we serve. He is not mocked, nor is Jesus denied, nor is the Holy Spirit and His gifts allowed to be defiled.
[May we see the pattern of the pastoral matriarchy: what is declared and desired is what they are given. They say they are complete in Christ, they forfeit going into His apprenticeship because going into apprenticeship (discipleship) in the kingdom of God requires the acknowledgment that we are not perfected. They want the desires of their heart; God is faithful to give them those desires. God maintains His own integrity. When we dissect Him into parts, we reap those parts in the flesh now. Let us pray like David and Peter did that we do not commit presumptuous sins (Psalm 19:13 & II Peter 2:10).]
A branch that is producing good fruit attached to the Vine acknowledges what its source is, knows where the roots are and who the Husbandman is. We desire to be developed into the name that He knows us by, which describes and defines us perfectly. We are rich and full when we know that He has His mind set on us to do a work into us. The quality of fruit that a branch produces is directly proportional to the robustness of the branch. God does not allow a branch to produce quality fruit if the branch itself is not of quality. The apostolic book of Matthew and the evangelistic book of Luke discuss the production of good and evil fruit in the context of being a tree.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matthew 7:16-20)
Grapes are produced from the evangelistic ministry and figs are produced by the apostolic ministry. We must interrupt here to clarify that these passages do not display any notion of what the pastoral matriarchy explains them to be. The above passage in Matthew 7 is in the context of giving the warning about false prophets who come in sheep's clothing and are the thorn and thistle producing wolves; with the prior verses discussing the “narrow way” where few will go in. And immediately following the passage, Matthew 7:21 tells us that “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” The pastoral matriarchy has only produced thorns and thistles. It produces the time wasting bramble bush of false guilt for not submitting to its Girgashite Mother’s Day traditions and routines instead of teaching and fortifying the evangelists (grapes) to operate; and it produces three-pronged prickly wild plants (thorns) where one must shed blood unto their Jebusite leaders in order to receive milk, instead of producing the meat of apostolic (fig) wisdom and judgements.
As we produce Good fruit, we (the branches) also become strong and healthy. This does not mean that the branch or fruit have to be particularly large, especially if the fruit is of a delicate nature or if it is a type of apostolic fruit that is compact in calories. But it does mean that health and God’s goodness must flow into it. If we produce a fruit, we are also allowed to partake of that fruit into ourselves in addition to providing the fruit for others. This is why there are so many passages in Scripture that talk about being able to eat from what we have produced and not producing just so the enemy reaps the value of it for temporal gain or purposes.
12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13)
Let us pray that we are given the gift of God to eat and drink, and enjoy the good of our labour.
Willingness to discard
In the midst of producing in the kingdom of God, it will be under God’s quality control. Sometimes after we set on working in something the fruit reveals itself to not be as we had expected. It is good to check in and ask God, “Is this what You had in mind? Am I off-track, am I getting there?” Sometimes He really did have something else in mind, but it needed to get started so that we would be able to see what it is not supposed to be first, and then we are able to detect more of what it is supposed to be. It is exciting just to produce and know we are producing because the matriarchal church has implemented a starvation state on mankind; and it can seem like anything can be a big thing against the fat-free milk and meatless diet that we have been subjected to. But this does not mean we are necessarily producing God’s good fruit or that it is something of value. Pruning is a vital part of production and our growth. We must be willing to discard things that have shown themselves as not pleasing to God or are not His will. This may be difficult, especially if years have been put into something, but it is necessary.
Many are working in fields that are so corrupted that they cannot produce godly fruit in them any longer, or in fields that never did produce godly fruit. You may be the one called to do the tearing down, weeding, dung shoveling, or burning off and purifying the land from the corrupt plants that have prevented God’s work in that area of study. There is a possibility that you will be moved out of the corrupted environment and start the field anew so that in time your fruit will then be able to destroy the corrupted field that you were forced to flee. In all instances, it is important to seek God for what the particular situation is. If you need to discard years of false education, do so. If you are trying to give mercy when God does not show mercy, stop. If you need wisdom, ask.
The nature of the gift of faith
To talk about faith and to learn about faith we need an additional measure of faith so we can eat of its Joy while we are challenged in its growth.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
God’s Faith always produces joy and pleasure for Himself and also for us. Faith that is initially given to us is in the form of a concept or seed that takes root in us. And then that faith must be worked, nurtured, and grown by the teacher ministry. There is pleasure that comes when we plant a seed with anticipation and when we see the first signs of a new shoot coming out of the ground; and our faith grows in confidence when we see a small tree maturing. The full joy comes when we have tasted the fruit and are satisfied that the tree has proven itself good. We then must go on and produce other types of fruit while carrying the experience of growing the past fruit or field. The kind of new crop will always be different from the past crop and keeps us alert and aware that modifications will be needed for each specific crop. At the same time, we may also be expected to maintain what our hands have worked in the past. Sometimes we keep a charge over a certain field for a very long time, and other times we may be instructed to leave that field because we are moving to a different place to produce other types of crops or orchards. We may even be called to nurture one particular flower. And this is the case when a man takes a woman as his wife and learns how to care specifically for her, or when we have children that we are responsible for to individually and uniquely start them in the good way that they should go (Proverbs 22:6).
When we operate in the specific gift of faith given by the Spirit, described in I Corinthians 12:9, it will always contain the perfect balance of challenging us and also rewarding us. This encourages us to keep on until we have succeeded in producing the desired fruit that is being worked in us to produce. In the winter dormancy when there is no visible fruit or clear activity, the gift of faith sustains us as we recall in our remembrance what we have heard from Jesus Christ about what we are labouring in.
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God [Christ]. (Romans 10:17)
For faith to do its work and to see something through, currency is required. And the currency is in the form of time, patience, more faith, and perseverance, which is invested into us by God working in His Spirit’s teacher ministry. From His currency that He has placed into us, we likewise invest our time, patience, more faith, and perseverance into the seed that has been germinating in our thoughts and laboured into by our hands until it is manifested.
“Got My Mind Set on You”, written by the prolific songwriter Rudy Clark and recorded by James Ray in 1962, was given new life 25 years later when it was co-produced by Jeff Lynne and George Harrison on their 1987 “Cloud Nine” album. George Harrison kept the song both alive and in dormancy until the timing was right for it to bear multi-dimensional fruit to its hearers. The impartations of Jeff Lynne’s anointings breathed life into its composition. Two video versions of the song were made with version II excelling and revealing the depth of the song. It is now 32 years later. Notice in the video that George Harrison is alone in an environment that a teacher would provide. Fire is in the backdrop, which reflects the regenerating purification process. The anointed imagery of both the song and the video are abundant. "To do it right," it took a space of time and testing different versions for just the right performing artist, composition, and video content. [It is worth discovering the significance of this song apart from George Harrison’s other hits, the records it broke with respect to the Beatles, and the timing of its release.]
“Got My Mind Set on You” exemplifies the evangelistic joy, which is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10), while simultaneously admitting the rigorous currency that the teacher ministry must invest to achieve the desired goal. A criticism of the song was in relation to its repetitive nature, which also embodies what the teacher ministry must embark upon to work in the gift of faith to see something through.
May God’s mind be set on you. May you have an extra measure of faith to follow through in what He has called you to do. May you go joyfully forward in your work as you “do it right.”