1) To rightly divide the Word...with the Cross as my primary
line of demarcation.
2) "This generation" in Matthew 24:34 was THAT generation!
3) The History, Biblical significance, and prophetic fulfillments
of 70 AD.
4) The "In Christ" Realm/Ascended Life is real, literal, and for
right NOW. He who is joined to the Lord REALLY IS "One
5) The Gospel Message (His Love for us and acceptance of
us) predates earth, satan, Adam, sin...and all created
6) The only Blood that God was ever thirsty for was His Own!
He Loves us that much...and knew mankind's entire story
long before it ever began! God was in Christ reconciling the
world to Himself! "He who has seen Me has seen the
Father"! From before the foundation of the world, God
provided HIMSELF as the ultimate sacrifice. Love humbled
Himself, became one of us...and chose to submit Himself into
the hands of angry sinners...in order to reconcile our thinking
with His! His Love and desire for us have always been
beyond measure! Jesus didn't come to change Father's mind
about us. He came to change our mind about the Father!
7) Jesus didn't go on vacation and leave us as orphans with a
8) The Holy Spirit didn't go on vacation or lose any power
once the entire Bible had been written.
9) The Incarnation of GOOD will always be infinitessimally
greater than any human expression of evil. Don't believe the
lie that Adam's sin had a greater impact on mankind than
10) The Church is the Earth's barometer...not the nightly news!
11) No attribute of the Fruit of the Spirit can ever be humanly
manufactured or earned. Everything in Christ is freely given
and readily available...after having been freely received.
12) His Word is a Mirror where we behold our truest identity in
Him. We're mirror gazing, not window shopping for stuff we
don't possess and can't afford. (Thanks to Francois Du Toit
for that one!)
Any prophet declaring that a "glory portal" will open over SELECT cities lacks an understanding of Jesus' finished work at the cross, the believer's position in Christ, and an understanding that Jesus is the consummate fulfillment of Beth-El (The House of God), The Gate of Heaven, and Jacob's Ladder. The angels of God ascend and descend on the Body of Christ. We are IN HIM and HE is IN US! JESUS is MORE THAN ENOUGH PORTAL FOR US ALL! We have the ability to function freely... FROM heaven ON this earth! A simple study of John 1:51 and Genesis 28 bears this out. The Extra-Biblical hype may stir the faith of some to walk in what has always been theirs. Nevertheless, it isn't a "fresh glory portal". Christ in you is the Hope of Glory (Col. 1:27). We are ALL Glory Portals! God is no respecter of persons, nor is He a respecter of geography! You don't have to wait for Jesus to "come to a city near you"! Wherever we "make our bed", He is there! There is NO PLACE where Emmanuel ("God with us") isn't with us!
This is by no means an attack on any group or individual. I love prophets (and am considered to be one in some circles) and the prophetic. The ignorance and abuse just truly grieve me. Too many folks are attempting to walk as New Covenant gifts with Old Covenant mindsets.
"For God so esteemed the earth as a condemned, devil-ruled, temporal hell hole that he kept His only begotten Son from inhabiting an icky, human body." THAT IS NOT THE GOSPEL!
Any message that causes you to despise the planet and loathe your own body (with its God-given desires and drives) is NOT the Gospel. Be very careful not to mistake the term "world" (Cosmos: man-made political and religious systems, etc.) for planet Earth or to confuse "the flesh" (A mindset which i...s contrary to the Mind and Nature of Christ) with the human body (Temple of God).
Religion has people hating the planet and despising their own bodies.
So many people loathe the visible while longing for nothing but the invisible. The Incarnation, Jesus' passion for His Kingdom to Come and His Will to be done on EARTH as it is in heaven, the Bible's bold prophetic declaration that the meek shall inherit the EARTH, and the blessed Hope of New Earth's potential and possibilities are most definitely enough evidence to refute such diabolical deceptions. It is also most helpful for us to understand that the "Last Days" (of the Old Covenant Order...with its many types, and shadows) are behind us, while recognizing Dispensationalism's mistake of relegating the Apocalyptic events which occurred in and around 70 AD to the future.
In the Beginning, God said that the Earth and everything on it was "GOOD" and that "MAN" (male & female) was "VERY GOOD". Stop believing that Adam's ability to mess things up was greater than Jesus' ability to RESTORE them!
The more that the BODY of Christ realizes that we are the body of CHRIST, the more we will understand the sanctity of our entire being...and celebrate the Incarnate Christ...in us and as us...Who is the Hope of Glory!
My Word to you for 2017: You are just as much in Christ as you have ever been or ever will be! He can't possibly Love you any more or less today than He did yesterday or than He will tomorrow! God IS Love! The same benefits that were yours in 2016 (and in all prior years) are still yours! Christ in you is still the Hope of Glory! Amongst many other wonderful things, He calls you His Wife, His Brother or Sister, His Body, His Friend, His Living Epistle, and the Apple of ...His Eye! You are loved, valued, accepted and blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ! Through Him you have access to all things that pertain to life and godliness! You no longer have to rely on your own performance by trying to produce the Fruit or Gifts of the Spirit; and there is no shortage or rationing of the New Wine! You are free to rest in HIS PERFORMANCE...as you function through HIS Faith, which works by HIS Love! Freely you have received, NOW...Freely give!
No rhymes, No limericks, No numerology, Nothing spooky, No fortune cookie messages, No Christianese horoscopes, No 'carrot & stick' words promising to give you what you already have or make you who you already are, and No words coming from a compulsion to perform prophetically, because a New Year is just around the corner. Just Truth!
Regarding New Year's "Words": Trust the Peace of Christ to be the referee in your heart. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Christ is my Life! The truest definition of who I am can only be found in Him! I am not a knock-off or a carbon copy of Christ! I am ONE WITH and IN HIM Who is the ORIGINAL! I am not just a number or another brick in the wall. I am an unfolding, unique, special, beautiful, matchless, spiritual, intellectual, and physical representation and revelation of a dimension of His Likeness and Image! I am ONE with and in Him Who is the Brightness of ...Father's Glory and the express Image of His Person, the One in Whom all things consist and are upheld! I am a part of His Body, which is the fullness of Him Who fills all in all! To truly define me, you must look to Him!
Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
The Christ Life is not a life-long, religious pilgrimage which will one day get us to God. Jesus' Incarnation was the ultimate pilgrimage FOR us and AS us! His vicarious Life, Death, Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension exemplified the consummate pilgrimage...once for all! Our pilgrimage is a life of discovery IN Him! The Path and Gate (both refer to Jesus Himself...Who is the exclusive WAY to the Father) are narrow, but the glories of His House (again referring to the In Christ realm) are infinite in width, length, height, and depth!
It is past time to remove the religious, virtual reality goggles which have so many "insiders" struggling with "outsider" paradigms!
Religion denies our fixed position in Christ, tells us that we're still spiritually naked orphans and harlots in Jesus' future bride rehab program, offers us fig leaves to cover our perceived nakedness, attempts to impregnate our minds with thoughts of perpetual self-loathing and keeps us at a "crossroads"...waiting for the next season, formula, Christian celebrity, or prophetic word. This in no way resembles the ministry of Jesus, the first apostles or the First Century church.
Jesus already placed us in the rich, sweet center of heaven's jelly donut! We're not flies trying to navigate our way in! We're sons and daughters who can function from the In Christ realm...all day, every day. Through Christ, we have been seated in heavenly places and eternally inter-twined with the Trinity and each other!
If you can only hear Him and live and function by His Spirit during certain special seasons and visitations...or after YOU have "righted" all of your wrongs...then you have a great excuse to walk "after the flesh" (carnal mindset). Such doctrines and mindsets demand it!
The simplicity of Christ is absolutely beautiful!
Any teaching which implies that Faith can be humanly manufactured or earned is not the Gospel. God is our Faith...Who works by God...Who is Love. We can discover, apply, and enjoy Faith...but we can't manufacture Faith...anymore than we can manufacture God.
Faith is only OUR Faith, because we have been made one with the Spirit of Faith. Your Faith is only YOURS because it was given to you by your loving, heavenly Father; just like we give gifts to our children...and they ...become "theirs" to use, enjoy, and develop ("build up") their skills through practical application.
While Faith is DISCOVERED through the Word, Faith is never "EARNED" by reading, studying and meditating upon the Word. Those are things that we do...because Faith, working by Love, compels us to discover, apply, and enjoy Who Faith is...FOR, IN, and THROUGH us!
Gal 2:20,21 "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." Again... You can't manufacture Faith anymore than you can manufacture God.
Jesus is the Substance of things hoped for and the Evidence of things not seen under the Old Covenant!