SEEING THE UNSEEN

Signposts for Seekers…To Help guide you along the Way.

 

14th /06/18

In this hour in the earth’s history…

All who would have ears to hear and eyes to see,

Must be prepared to lay aside their fears

And in love of the Truth move through the crowd with clarity.

He is still declaring “I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes into Agape’… without” me. (Inverted commas mine).

 

Agape’s purposes stalled…

When Hezekiah hit a wall…

And refused  to get over…

Refused to get over… himself.

 

Such a tragedy…

For so many…

Because one man refused to set his house in order…

Refused to cross over…

Refused to get down and …

Pick up his cross.

 

The following is an excerpt from “An inner call of God’s Spirit even as He is precipitating a coming “outside of the camp” to fellowship in His Sufferings and BEing His Body—instead of just “studying” about it, or singing about it.

DAILY. The Church really becoming the CHURCH! As so many are in a Holy pursuit of His Holy City descending from Above, it is increasingly more important to speak, as Paul did, of “the administration” or the “practical working out” of the “unsearchable riches of Christ” (Eph. 3:8-10). In other words, there are some really practical issues that come up as we move towards being the Church on a daily, interactive, “joined and knit” basis.

 

At an institutional assembly, the questions are fairly simple. If they’ll “tithe,” have some talents they can offer, and have a commitment to attend regularly, that would nearly universally be sufficient. They would be more than welcome to move and “become a member.”

While there are surely many true Christians who are part of these groups, that is not to say that Jesus is happy with those organizations, or that much of anyone will reach their full potential in a place where “a little leaven leavens the WHOLE batch.”

Just as Uzzah discovered, when we use the Philistine’s ways to accomplish God’s Purposes, people get hurt and people die. In a Church that is not building God’s Way, even the true Christians will suffer loss. Don’t mistake anything here for saying, “So-and-so can’t be Christians.” We’re not discussing that. This is about how we build.

It is shameful that many will never reach their potentials for Jesus because we’ve “tried to grow an orange tree at the North Pole.” It really does matter how we build.

Christ declares “I will build my Ecclesia and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

 

He is the builder of His Ecclesia, He builds always according to His thoughts, according to His name and nature. If indeed we are becoming lively stones in His House; the workmanship of God in Christ, we must be built and fitted according to His mind and design.

 

The above excerpt is from a brother who for some 30 or more years now has resigned all earthly ambitions and lives with his eyes on eternity. I am privileged to be given this gift of God for a brother and even as he has invited and challenged me, I invite and challenge you dear reader. You will be held accountable before God for what you discover and handle of the Word of Truth in these writings so do not proceed lightly to engage with this content.

By all means if you are a sincere seeker, in spirit and in truth of the increase of Christ as your life,  welcome.   But know also that sincerity is not everything. Saul was entirely sincere and zealous for the God of Israel even as he approved and allowed his fellow Jews to stone Stephen the Deacon to death. Afterward; subsequent  his divine encounter with the resurrected Jesus he readily admitted his own folly and that of his fellow Jews (in the flesh only)  who had who ‘have a zeal for God but not according to Present revelation knowledge.’

There are stark similarities I have observed; and which I myself have been previously party to, of the same ignorance among many sincere seekers and professing Christians in these last days. But as the brother quoted above rightly says, far too often it is not overcomer testimony we hear and see articulated and expressed but a certain religious zeal that is not according to the revelation knowledge of the Father in the Son. The Father’s pleasure is the Purpose behind every rhema of the Son of Man and it is only thus that over comer testimony is in evidence. All else is worship of the temple, the traditions and customs of men and their association remotely with the history of things past, fulfilled and summed up in Christ (Hebrews 1).

But before Moses was Jesus IS I AM.

three people hiking on high mountain

Photo by abhishek gaurav on Pexels.com

 

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Getting High on Yahweh’s Love!!!

Weed is in the news everywhere nowadays it seems. Check out this original music celebrating the ultimate high!!!

Below are the lyrics to this original composition of mine. Hope you’re blessed!

I Get High

Intro:

Whoo –ooo

Yeahhhh ee yeahhh ee ehh

Mmm hmmm

I get high…

So high… oh my

I get high

So oh oh high oh my

As I bow …. As I bow

Eh Yeah! …

As I bow …. As I bow

 

 

(Repeat verse)

And I get high… etc

So high… oh my

I get high

So high oh my

As I bow

(bow before the God of all creation)

As I bow… Yeah yeah yeah

…. As I bow!

(Bow before the God of all creation)

As I bow.

 

Yahweh God is a shield about me… yeah!

And the lifter of my head.

Yahweh God is a shield about me… yeah!

And the lifter of my head.

 

I get high…

So high… oh my

I get… I get high (I get high)

So high oh my

As I bow…

(Bow before the God of all creation)

As I bow… Yeah yeah yeah

As I bow!

(Bow before the God of all creation)

As I bow.

 

Yahweh God You’re is a shield about me… yeahhhh!

And the lifter of my head…. My head…yeahhh

Yahweh God is a shield about me… yeahhhh!

And the lifter of my head.

 

(BRIDGE)

Humble yourself before the Most High

And He will exalt you in the fullness of time!

Humble yourself before the Most High

And He will exalt you in the fullness of time

Humble yourself before the Most High

And He will exalt you in the fullness of time

Humble yourself before the Most High

And He will exalt you….!

 

 

(Chant)

I bow my head in recognition

(I get high)

That You are God in every nation

(I get high)

No physical intoxication

(I get high)

This is a spiritual vibrationnnn

(I get high)

Oh JAH-JAH save me from frustrationnnnn

(I get high)

In dis here wicked generationnnnn

JAH hear my humble meditation yeah-aaahhh

And give me higher elevationnnnn….!!!

 

 

I get high…

So high… oh my

I get… I get high (I get high)

So high oh my

As I bow…

(Bow before the God of all creation)

As I bow… Yeah yeah yeah

As I bow!

(Bow before the God of all creation)

As I bow.

 

Yahweh God You’re is a shield about me… yeahhhh!

And the lifter of my head…. My head…yeahhh

Yahweh God is a shield about me… yeahhhh!

And the lifter of my head.

 

 

Old Gold for the soul!

There’s a world of wonderful music that comprises the cultural heritage of innumerable disciples of Jesus Christ.

Through linking visitors to the youtube pages of others who appreciate this heritage, its the simple aim of this blog to:

  1. collect some of this timeless music that still ministers musical medicine to the soul and psyche of Christians everywhere.
  2. To connect with and create a community of like minded fellows who appreciate these timeless tunes.

You’ll find here no desire or attempt to stir up debate and or lengthy discussion about the virtues of the old over the new. Frankly, focusing on Jesus Christ, in the recalling of the joy of journeying with Him through time, into today and beyond is all we desire to do.

So, only such discussion and sharing of what emotions, memories and adoration of our Father’s love for us in Christ as the music inspires, stimulates and awakens is desired here.

I’ll more often than not simply provide links to the youtube pages where I source practically all the music I mine for these treasures and listen to them online.

So without further ado…. enjoy!

Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit….this is the kingdom of God.

Romans Chapters 14 – 15 The Message (MSG)

Life is about self mastery. Very sad are those who spend their thoughts, days and ultimately their lives consumed with controlling and being controlled by others.

Self serving and self seeking engenders power playing and tripping as opposed to just BEing alive unto God in Christ. All mental fatigue and associated mental illnesses spring from preoccupation with ourselves, our self importance in isolation from, (separated from) and ultimately, finally in opposition to the ever living and life giving God. Truly healthy and wholesome self interest is realized as we embrace the love of God the Father expressed and extended to us in His Son Jesus Christ.

Then we are delivered from the pain of judging and being judged by others because as we focus on embracing and appreciating God’s mind and thoughts towards us in Christ, His loving kindness and gentleness with us at all times, we are healed and delivered from the wounding ways and words of a world that is dying and passing away. A dying world system whose religious pretensions at righteousness will ever only amount to so much filthy rags.

As with the WISDOM from above, so with the kingdom from above. Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit are the distinctive traits, fruit and issue of lives that have been and are being transformed from the inside out by virtue of having been born from above. It is not a divided kingdom where egos and the lust for power and prestige drives and spurs on those jockeying and competing for position and preeminence. No such sensual, carnal and devilish spirits dominating and dividing redeemed ones. These all seek to serve from a motive, an inspiration of love/agape rather than to be served.

Romans Chapter 14 The Message (MSG)

Cultivating Good Relationships

14 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.

2-4 For instance, a person who has been around for a while might well be convinced that he can eat anything on the table, while another, with a different background, might assume he should only be a vegetarian and eat accordingly. But since both are guests at Christ’s table, wouldn’t it be terribly rude if they fell to criticizing what the other ate or didn’t eat? God, after all, invited them both to the table. Do you have any business crossing people off the guest list or interfering with God’s welcome? If there are corrections to be made or manners to be learned, God can handle that without your help.

Or, say, one person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. There are good reasons either way. So, each person is free to follow the convictions of conscience.

6-9 What’s important in all this is that if you keep a holy day, keep it forGod’s sake; if you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God for prime rib; if you’re a vegetarian, eat vegetables to the glory of God and thank God for broccoli. None of us are permitted to insist on our own way in these matters. It’s God we are answerable to—all the way from life to death and everything in between—not each other. That’s why Jesus lived and died and then lived again: so that he could be our Master across the entire range of life and death, and free us from the petty tyrannies of each other.

10-12 So where does that leave you when you criticize a brother? And where does that leave you when you condescend to a sister? I’d say it leaves you looking pretty silly—or worse. Eventually, we’re all going to end up kneeling side by side in the place of judgment, facing God. Your critical and condescending ways aren’t going to improve your position there one bit. Read it for yourself in Scripture:

“As I live and breathe,” God says,
    “every knee will bow before me;
Every tongue will tell the honest truth
    that I and only I am God.”

So tend to your knitting. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God.

13-14 Forget about deciding what’s right for each other. Here’s what you need to be concerned about: that you don’t get in the way of someone else, making life more difficult than it already is. I’m convinced—Jesus convinced me!—that everything as it is in itself is holy. We, of course, by the way we treat it or talk about it, can contaminate it.

15-16 If you confuse others by making a big issue over what they eat or don’t eat, you’re no longer a companion with them in love, are you? These, remember, are persons for whom Christ died. Would you risk sending them to hell over an item in their diet? Don’t you dare let a piece of God-blessed food become an occasion of soul-poisoning!

17-18 God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. Your task is to single-mindedly serve Christ. Do that and you’ll kill two birds with one stone: pleasing the God above you and proving your worth to the people around you.

19-21 So let’s agree to use all our energy in getting along with each other. Help others with encouraging words; don’t drag them down by finding fault. You’re certainly not going to permit an argument over what is served or not served at supper to wreck God’s work among you, are you? I said it before and I’ll say it again: All food is good, but it can turn bad if you use it badly, if you use it to trip others up and send them sprawling. When you sit down to a meal, your primary concern should not be to feed your own face but to share the life of Jesus. So be sensitive and courteous to the others who are eating. Don’t eat or say or do things that might interfere with the free exchange of love.

22-23 Cultivate your own relationship with God, but don’t impose it on others. You’re fortunate if your behavior and your belief are coherent. But if you’re not sure, if you notice that you are acting in ways inconsistent with what you believe—some days trying to impose your opinions on others, other days just trying to please them—then you know that you’re out of line. If the way you live isn’t consistent with what you believe, then it’s wrong.

The Message (MSG)Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

ROMANS Chapter 15:  1-2 Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, “How can I help?”

3-6 That’s exactly what Jesus did. He didn’t make it easy for himself by avoiding people’s troubles, but waded right in and helped out. “I took on the troubles of the troubled,” is the way Scripture puts it. Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it’s written for us. God wants the combination of his steady, constant calling and warm, personal counsel in Scripture to come to characterize us, keeping us alert for whatever he will do next. May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we’ll be a choir—not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!

7-13 So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it! Jesus, staying true to God’s purposes, reached out in a special way to the Jewish insiders so that the old ancestral promises would come true for them. As a result, the non-Jewish outsiders have been able to experience mercy and to show appreciation to God. Just think of all the Scriptures that will come true in what we do! For instance:

Then I’ll join outsiders in a hymn-sing;
I’ll sing to your name!

And this one:

Outsiders and insiders, rejoice together!

And again:

People of all nations, celebrate God!
All colors and races, give hearty praise!

And Isaiah’s word:

There’s the root of our ancestor Jesse,
    breaking through the earth and growing tree tall,
Tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope!

Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!

14-16 Personally, I’ve been completely satisfied with who you are and what you are doing. You seem to me to be well-motivated and well-instructed, quite capable of guiding and advising one another. So, my dear friends, don’t take my rather bold and blunt language as criticism. It’s not criticism. I’m simply underlining how very much I need your help in carrying out this highly focused assignment God gave me, this priestly and gospel work of serving the spiritual needs of the non-Jewish outsiders so they can be presented as an acceptable offering to God, made whole and holy by God’s Holy Spirit.

17-21 Looking back over what has been accomplished and what I have observed, I must say I am most pleased—in the context of Jesus, I’d even say proud, but only in that context. I have no interest in giving you a chatty account of my adventures, only the wondrously powerful and transformingly present words and deeds of Christ in me that triggered a believing response among the outsiders. In such ways I have trailblazed a preaching of the Message of Jesus all the way from Jerusalem far into northwestern Greece. This has all been pioneer work, bringing the Message only into those places where Jesus was not yet known and worshiped. My text has been,

Those who were never told of him—
    they’ll see him!
Those who’ve never heard of him—
    they’ll get the message!

22-24 And that’s why it has taken me so long to finally get around to coming to you. But now that there is no more pioneering work to be done in these parts, and since I have looked forward to seeing you for many years, I’m planning my visit. I’m headed for Spain, and expect to stop off on the way to enjoy a good visit with you, and eventually have you send me off with God’s blessing.

25-29 First, though, I’m going to Jerusalem to deliver a relief offering to the followers of Jesus there. The Greeks—all the way from the Macedonians in the north to the Achaians in the south—decided they wanted to take up a collection for the poor among the believers in Jerusalem. They were happy to do this, but it was also their duty. Seeing that they got in on all the spiritual gifts that flowed out of the Jerusalem community so generously, it is only right that they do what they can to relieve their poverty. As soon as I have done this—personally handed over this “fruit basket”—I’m off to Spain, with a stopover with you in Rome. My hope is that my visit with you is going to be one of Christ’s more extravagant blessings.

30-33 I have one request, dear friends: Pray for me. Pray strenuously with and for me—to God the Father, through the power of our Master Jesus, through the love of the Spirit—that I will be delivered from the lions’ den of unbelievers in Judea. Pray also that my relief offering to the Jerusalem believers will be accepted in the spirit in which it is given. Then, God willing, I’ll be on my way to you with a light and eager heart, looking forward to being refreshed by your company. God’s peace be with all of you. Oh, yes!