(from the album “Wreck of the Day”)
Today the Holy Spirit brought to my mind a couple of things. When we see something wrong in ourself, others or in the world, it is for the purpose of interceding or lifting up what we see up to the throne of grace, not to be critical, self-righteous, or go into judgment which puts you into agreement with the god of this world and being judged. “Judge and you will be judged, condemn and you will be condemned, remember sin and it is retained, forgive and you will be forgiven, ask and you will receive”
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” Hebrews 4:16 NKJV
It is Holy Spirit who first comforts us, then gives us boldness and confidence to come to the throne of God, then gives us the Wisdom and Power to know and do whatever is needed to come back into ease, flow, health, wholeness, wellbeing, completeness, peace, joy, etc.
Simplicity is best when something happens or we notice something is wrong… (unless we are otherwise led by the Holy Spirit, for in the kingdom of the beloved Son there are no rigid set-in-stone rules, only the commandment to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength AND love one another as ourselves)
…so a simple heartfelt prayer, like “Jesus, help ______. Amen” may be the most powerful.
Jesus says to us, “What do you want me to do for you?” and “Do you believe I can do it?” and our response, “Jesus, help _______; I believe, help my unbelief. Amen.” Then know it is done! “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” Mark 11:24. Only unbelief can keep us from our inheritance as co-heirs with Jesus to EVERYTHING in/of the kingdom of God! The dictionary definition of unbelief is incredulity, skepticism, refusal to accept something as true, doubt, uncertainty, distrust, mistrust, suspicion, denial, rejection, repudiation, to mock or scoff, grumble and complain! Remember Jesus said, “I will send the Holy Spirit to you to convince you of sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; concerning righteousness (right relationship with our Father); concerning judgment, because the ruler of the world is judged” John 16:5-15). Jesus said sin is unbelief! and judgment is for the god of this world (and by association those who agree with him). Agree with the God of Yeshua HaMashiach, the faith OF Jesus in you, his kingdom and righteousness found within you, and receive EVERYTHING the Father gave to Jesus which is ALL things (John 16:13-15)! Mind Blown!
An example from my own life happened a couple weeks ago at the beach with my daughter-in-love and grandchildren, 2 1/2 and 7 months. When Nikki put sunscreen on Elizabeth Hope and Caitlin Joy, she put her wedding ring in her jeans pocket, then changed into her swim suit under her towel (surfer style). When we were back at the hotel she could not find her ring. After spending a long time searching every nook and cranny of the stroller, diaper bag, beach bags and articles of clothing, she came to the realization that it must have fallen out of her pocket into the sand when she changed into her bathing suit. She went back to the beach to search, but it was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I was sitting by the outdoor fireplace with my oldest granddaughter and I said a short simple prayer out-loud, “Jesus, help her find the ring. Amen” and Ellie spontaneously said outloud, “Jesus help Mommy. Amen”
There is power in a little child praying and power in our simple, child-like prayers! There is great power in two or more agreeing in prayer with God, instead of agreeing with the enemy/thief/deceiver/accuser/liar who comes to steal, kill and destroy things like our attention, joy, or peace of mind. Jesus comes to give us life and life more abundant when we ask!
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men…and in praying do not heap up empty phrases…for they think that they will be heard for their many words” Matthew 6:5, 7
Nikki came back from the beach with her ring on! Thank you God for miracles great and small, for nothing is too hard for God! We thank, honor, praise, magnify and glorify You! When we live in relationship with our Father, we have an intimacy with Him, and we know that in everything God works for good with (with meaning in relationship with) those who love him, who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). What is his purpose?
“The LORD of hosts has sworn: ‘As I have planned so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand, that I will break the enemy and trample him under foot (the enemy is put under Christ’s feet and when we are IN Christ, he is under our feet too! Good News!); and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.’ This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out over ALL the nations. For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?” Isaiah 14: -27
God’s purpose is to SET YOU FREE by being in intimate relationship with Him as a favored, blessed first-born son of God in Christ, Christ in you!
“For those whom he FOREKNEW he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the FIRST-BORN AMONG MANY” Romans 8:29
Like the days of Noah, there are some on earth who are not children of God but with altered DNA and “infected” like a virus (bad leaven) by the enemy who wish to mutate human DNA, transhumanism, destroying or enslaving the soul of man, trying to take God’s image and likeness from his new creation and making them into mind-less, heart-less “machines” for work. But God has called us into his REST and sent Jesus to save and heal our soul so as a pure bride we could remarry the Bridegroom and “know” God or be one with God again! “Come to me and find rest for your soul” “Come to me and drink; streams of living water will pour from your heart!”
Those foreknown and predestined will awaken to their true identity in Christ as a first-born: as a son, bride, king and priest of God, OF the kingdom of God, re-formed into God’s image and likeness; knowing we are already made perfect and holy in the blood of the Lamb slain BEFORE the foundation of the world! It is through our tests, trials and sufferings that we can awaken and grow in truth that NOTHING is more powerful than Christ in us, and in Christ the enemy and his powers and principalities of darkness are also under our feet! We have dominion over everything of the earth from our Father and we have dominion, power and authority over the powers and principalities of this world through knowing Christ in us!
“Little children, you are of God, and have OVERCOME them; for He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world” 1 John 4:4 . “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
First, BE LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN to enter the kingdom of heaven on earth! Secondly, you are OF God if you believe Jesus, coming into agreement with God not the lies of the deceiver! Thirdly, you have overcome the world in Christ: you are more than conquerors IN Christ! And lastly, when you KNOW that Christ is in you, his kingdom in you, everything is under your feet and has no power over you anymore! We have to prove it to ourselves in the midst of the trial; turn to God and be healed! Then ask to be given new eyes to see and new ears to hear and a new heart to perceive as Christ perceives! Believe you receive! Pay attention, feel the shift or watch for the new to manifest! What you put your attention on increases! Focus on possibilities and potential not problems! Be and do what you couldn’t be or do before!
Count it all joy when you meet with trials, for coming through the testing of your faith (faith is conviction/evidence of unseen and assurance/substance of hope, the opposite of unbelief), the full effect of trials, the end result is becoming who we already are in Christ: “perfect, complete and lacking nothing” James 1:2-8)! God sees ONLY Christ when he looks at you; let us start seeing ourselves as God sees us, agreeing with him, and watch it come into existence from invisible to visible!!!
Jesus destroyed the enemy on the cross, overcame the world and its god and ruler, triumphing over them; the powers and principalities are DISARMED (Colossians 2:13-15). “See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ” (Colo 2:8). Only a human being can give power to the enemy/liar/deceiver/accuser/destroyer; which is why you have to be tricked, manipulated and deceived to come into agreement with the enemy, the only way he can get consent to act on the earth. Take back your consent!
In Christ, Christ in you, you are given everything our Father gave to the ascended Jesus with the finished work of the cross: all power and authority in heaven AND on earth and child-like faith, awe, wonder, and JOY! You can take off the world’s armor of defense mechanisms, walls, rigid mind and hard heart, because being clothed with Christ is all you ever need!!! “It is finished! Behold, I make all things new! It is done!” When you invite, welcome and accept/receive the Holy Spirit and fire of glory to MAKE ALL THINGS NEW, then it is TRULY DONE! (Revelation 21:5-7). John baptized with water but ascended Jesus baptizes us with Holy Spirit and fire!!!!!!!
IF you exchange the TRUTH about God with the lie of the deceiver who is the god of this world and has infiltrated much of religion and counterfeit spirituality, this is what happens:
“Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived…so they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the GLORY of the immortal God for images…because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worship the creature/creation rather than the Creator…For this reason women give up natural relations for unnatural, and men likewise give up natural relations with women and are consumed with passion for one another, committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they do not see fit to acknowledge God, they are given up to a base mind and to improper conduct. They are filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covertness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve of those who practice them” Romans 1:20-32
“Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues” (Rev 18:4)
Come to the TRUTH! The higher Way of God is “the man of heaven” in us: Jesus who is the way, truth and life of God!
“God is our refuge and strength, a very PRESENT help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change…There is a river (Holy Spirit and fire) whose streams make glad the city of God (the bride, you), the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God will help her right early. [In the midst of chaos] Come, behold the works of the LORD…Be still, and know that I am God…The LORD of hosts is with us…and is our refuge” (Ps 46:10).
Be still and KNOW I am God! Take refuge in God! Go back in your mind (all things are possible with God) to BEFORE the beginning, before any form or physical matter existed, yet the beginning and the end already BE in the eternal now, in the perfect AWARENESS of the Spirit of God, which is Love Itself, our First Love, the Love we came from and go to, and “be still and KNOW I am God” Know who you are in Christ, Christ in you, reconciled, restored, rebuilt, renewed, transformed, and regenerated into the image and likeness of God!!! The Spirit hovers over the waters of our body and when the Word breaks forth, it comes into being, into form, from the Beingness of God, the Is-ness of God, “who IS, was, and is to come!” The enemy “was, IS NOT, and is to come” (Rev 17:8-11); so stay in the IS, the eternal NOW, do not let your circumstances, situation or past experiences pull your mind out of the present, the gift of the IS of God: pure Peace! The enemy cannot touch you in the IS! for he is not! He is in the mind of those who are constantly taken back to past mistakes or worry about the future, because they still think they are separated from God in either their body, soul (mind, heart, will) or spirit; and he messes with those who make an intention to step into their kingdom identity and purpose to see if he can get you to go back to unbelief. If you find yourself needing help, remember God, remember what God has already done for ALL, “once and for all” (Hebrews 7:27), and enter his Presence in the kingdom of God within!
Be still and come into the present: God’s Presence within. Awake or become aware of Presence, the light of Christ in you, the manifest glory in you, and say a simple prayer in that awareness. Be still and KNOW, go within (the kingdom of God is within) and breathe, just breathe, knowing the Holy Spirit flows on your breath and is carried in the river of water of life within you! Receive and begin to SEE! Taste and See that God is good and every trial OVERCOME in life will prove that Christ is in you and you will begin to be who God says you are and do the works of Jesus and even greater works in you and around you! Greater things than Jesus did is mind blowing, but TRUSTWORTHY AND TRUE!