Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Hand Of God

John 10:29-30 (ESV Strong's)

29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

No one can prevent us from going into the Father’s hand. Neither can anyone snatch us out of His hand. Our coming or going is our choice. The Father has reached out His hand to us through His Son Jesus and God lifts us into His life. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Unless Reborn

John 3:5-7 (ESV Strong's)

5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’

The Old Testament is the account of God dealing with the flesh of man. The New Testament is the account of God dealing with man in the flesh of man. He enables man to be reborn and enter the kingdom of God. This is the only way. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Fundamental Truths

Our conversion and confession is not a onetime word, but an ongoing conversation which translates into our transformation into His image. 

 Following Jesus means making Him the Lord of our lives. 

You are not a disciple of Jesus unless He is Lord of your life. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Lead Me In Your Truth

Psalms 25:4-5 (ESV Strong's)

4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord;

teach me your paths.

5 Lead me in your truth and teach me,

for you are the God of my salvation;

for you I wait all the day long.

Psalms 25:9-10 (ESV Strong's)

9 He leads the humble in what is right,

and teaches the humble his way.

10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,

for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

James 1:25 (ESV Strong's)

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

He will teach and lead all who obey the law of liberty, which are the commandments of Christ. We humble ourselves by making Him the Lord of our lives. He does so through the Holy Spirit who leads into all truth. This is the mind of Christ Jesus. 

1 Corinthians 2:16 (ESV Strong's)

“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

To Prepare A Place

John 14:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

The Father’s house is made up of the hearts in which He abides, the new temple that was raised from the tomb of death. Jesus has gone to prepare a place for you. He is doing so through the Holy Spirit given to each believer in the body of Christ. We embark on a journey of sanctification until He takes us to Himself to join Him where He is. He is with us. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

So He Consecrated

Leviticus 8:30 (ESV Strong's)

Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and of the blood that was on the altar and sprinkled it on Aaron and his garments, and also on his sons and his sons' garments. So he consecrated Aaron and his garments, and his sons and his sons' garments with him.

We in the body of Christ have been consecrated by the blood of Jesus and anointed by the Holy Spirit. Thus we’ve been cleansed and purified to wear the white robes of the righteousness of Christ. We serve as a royal priesthood in the temple of our Lord.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Free Slave

John 8:35-36 (ESV Strong's)

35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

We are slaves to righteousness until we are revealed as sons of God. We will receive a glorified body like Jesus and be with Him forever. 

To be freed by the Son is to rise from the confines of man into the freedom in the divine. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Way It Works

Ephesians 2:10 (ESV Strong's)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

One cannot do any work that will bring him or her to God. At the same time, one cannot be with God without doing good works. 

That’s the way it works. 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Gift

So what does God get in return for the unmerited gift of His only Son for all mankind?

Some will offer Him in return the only gift we have that He desires: that of ourselves. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

That He May Come In

Psalms 24:7-10 (ESV Strong's)

7 Lift up your heads, O gates!

And be lifted up, O ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

8 Who is this King of glory?

The Lord, strong and mighty,

the Lord, mighty in battle!

9 Lift up your heads, O gates!

And lift them up, O ancient doors,

that the King of glory may come in.

10 Who is this King of glory?

The Lord of hosts,

he is the King of glory! Selah

Revelation 3:20 (ESV Strong's)

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

The ancient door of our hearts is the only place in creation that the King of glory has to knock before He can enter. This is the door He will wait for us to open and invite Him in. 

The bread of life has two key ingredients. They are the wheat harvested from the fields of mankind thoroughly mixed with the divine life of the Son of God. It is a meal to be shared. 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Other Garments

Leviticus 6:8-11 (ESV Strong's)

8 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 9 “Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering. The burnt offering shall be on the hearth on the altar all night until the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be kept burning on it. 10 And the priest shall put on his linen garment and put his linen undergarment on his body, and he shall take up the ashes to which the fire has reduced the burnt offering on the altar and put them beside the altar. 11 Then he shall take off his garments and put on other garments and carry the ashes outside the camp to a clean place.

Jesus was wrapped in linen grave clothes and placed in the tomb as our burnt offering of atonement. There in the darkness of death He would lie until His resurrection as the morning star of creation. 

Having performed this offering as our high priest, He left behind His grave clothes, folded the cloth that had veiled His face and rose with the new garment of the first resurrected body.

The body of Christ of today will undergo the same resurrection as we follow Jesus to that clean place of pure light. Jesus will give us the morning star if we remain in Him until the end. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

And Confesses

Leviticus 5:5-6 (ESV Strong's)

5 when he realizes his guilt in any of these and confesses the sin he has committed, 6 he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation for the sin that he has committed, a female from the flock, a lamb or a goat, for a sin offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin.

They say confession is good for the soul, but it is essential for the life of the soul. Confession of our sin to Jesus brings us to the repentance necessary to receive His mercy and forgiveness. This is the washing of our feet that cleanses us from the dust of the world we unavoidably collect as we walk on this earth. 

He has made the atoning offering for our sin with His own body. We bring our body and soul to Him, the priest and mediator of the body of Christ, and we are healed by His light. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Holy Ground

Exodus 3:2-6 (ESV Strong's)

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

The angel of the Lord is God before He took the form of man. Holy ground is a result of His presence. Moses could approach the ground of the presence of the Lord which we might understand as the land promised to Israel. Moses was able to lead his people up to the promised land, but not into it. 

Those who have entered the body of Christ have the presence of the Holy God within our hearts. This is holy ground not found on earth, but the ground we walk in the kingdom of heaven. The Holy of Holies resides in the hearts beating in these tabernacles of flesh. This is the promised land of the new covenant. 

When the time comes, we will not hide our faces, but see Him face to face and that we are like Him. He is doing this new and marvelous thing. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A Resurrection

Acts 24:14-15 (ESV Strong's)

14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, 15 having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.

Everyone will be resurrected. This is at once an event of extreme happiness for some and a grim reality for others. Those who think this life is all there is to our existence will at last know the truth. Jesus is the way, truth, and life. 

We will be judged by the truth. That is the way of life and death. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Way of Light

Acts 24:14-16 (ESV Strong's)

14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, 15 having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust. 16 So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

The Way of God includes the past, present, and future. It is the way of His light entering the world that begins with the word of God. It is written on stone before manifesting in the flesh of Jesus. His resurrection of the flesh of mankind allows the word to be written on the flesh of our hearts, filling us with His light and truth in the present moment of today. It shines as a beacon of the future when the light of the world comes to rest in the New Jerusalem. Christ Jesus will assume the throne of David with the Bride of Christ by His side. 

He is the beginning and the end, yet without beginning or end. 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Tree

Psalms 1:1-3 (ESV Strong's)

1 Blessed is the man

who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,

nor stands in the way of sinners,

nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,

and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree

planted by streams of water

that yields its fruit in its season,

and its leaf does not wither.

In all that he does, he prospers.

Revelation 22:1-2 (ESV Strong's)

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

The blessed man is like the tree because he is part of the tree of life. He yields the fruit of the Spirit and prospers in the eternal life of Christ. 

The streams of water flow from the throne of God on earth, the living waters which water the Garden of Eden which is life in the presence of the Lord. 

He is planted there by believing in Jesus and receiving the Holy Spirit who is the river of life. 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Choice

Man is the only creature in all of creation who can receive and be with God in relationship. Only man is given the choice to do so. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

He Wrote

Exodus 34:27-28 (ESV Strong's)

27 And the Lord said to Moses, “Write these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights. He neither ate bread nor drank water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

The finger of God would first write the Ten Commandments of the covenant on tablets of stone. Moses would throw these down on the ground and break them after finding the Israelites in rebellion. 

Moses would be the hand of the Lord to rewrite the Ten Commandments Of covenant on tablets of stone. 

This might be a foreshadowing of the first and second covenants which find fulfillment in Christ. He is the finger of God manifested as the Son of Man to write the words of God in our hearts. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

For A Little While

Hebrews 2:6-7 (ESV Strong's)

6 It has been testified somewhere,

“What is man, that you are mindful of him,

or the son of man, that you care for him?

7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels;

you have crowned him with glory and honor,

This passage opens our understanding of how God sees us creation. He created us to be with Him in body and spirit. When we do this, we will achieve the full intention of God from the beginning. 

It is only for a little while that we are lower than angels if we respond and rise to His invitation. We will sit with Him on His throne 

(Revelation 3:21 (ESV Strong's)

The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne.) 

and judge the angels 

(1 Corinthians 6:3 (ESV Strong's) Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!).

Though the days can seem long and some things take forever, we will see that it is only a very short little as we enter the eternal life of God. 

The light of our future is so bright sunglasses will be of no help.  😎

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Present Your Bodies

Romans 12:1-2 (ESV Strong's)

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

In the Old Covenant, a sacrifice of worship involved the death of a creature in place of the worshiper. 

In the New Covenant, the death of Christ allows us to worship by offering ourselves as a living sacrifice. We are enabled by the Holy Spirit for the spiritual worship sought by the Lord. 

Jesus presented His body as a living sacrifice for us. We are to do likewise. This is loving God with all of our strength of mind, body, and soul. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Endures Forever

1 Peter 1:23-25 (NIV)

23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For,

“All people are like grass,

and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;

the grass withers and the flowers fall,

25 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word that was preached to you.

We have been born again into the life of Christ. We who are in Christ have received the Holy Spirit which is Christ. Jesus abides in us through His Holy Spirit. When Jesus abides in us, we have the Father because they are one. 

We have the word and the word of the Lord endures forever. He is the word of God. He is the power of God that brings salvation to mankind. The Spirit of truth will lead us into everlasting life with God, if we but follow. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

He Has Done It

Psalms 22:29-31 (ESV Strong's)

29 All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;

before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,

even the one who could not keep himself alive.

30 Posterity shall serve him;

it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;

31 they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,

that he has done it.

The prosperous of the earth are those who have gained the riches of heaven. They have found the life of Christ which is not bound by the dust of the earth and shall eat from His table at the wedding feast of the Bride of Christ. 

On the cross Jesus provided the way to salvation. Hanging from that rough wood, He said, “It is finished”. We only have to go that way to find it. 

John 19:30 (ESV Strong's)

When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The Tabernacle Of The Testimony

Exodus 38:21-23 (ESV Strong's)

21 These are the records of the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were recorded at the commandment of Moses, the responsibility of the Levites under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 22 Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the Lord commanded Moses; 23 and with him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and designer and embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen.

The tabernacle of the testimony in the Old Testament is a tent made by the hands of man at the direction of God. It is a forerunner and foreshadowing that prepares the way of the Lord and the light of the creation. 

The tabernacle of the testimony of God in the New Testament is Jesus Christ, who is the light of the world. He is the way of our reaching and entering the light of God. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

To Inherit Salvation

Hebrews 1:13-14 (ESV Strong's)

13 And to which of the angels has he ever said,

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

One of the chief differences between mankind and angels is in the matter of salvation. Man begins life in darkness and weakness. The grace of Christ allows us to reach out and take His hand and lead us to the salvation of God. 

An angel already enjoys the light and presence of God. We have to get there from here and we must walk a long way, but He will take us there. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

To Be Pure

Job 15:14-16 (ESV Strong's)

14 What is man, that he can be pure?

Or he who is born of a woman, that he can be righteous?

15 Behold, God puts no trust in his holy ones,

and the heavens are not pure in his sight;

16 how much less one who is abominable and corrupt,

a man who drinks injustice like water!

The holy ones in “heaven are not pure in His sight;”. Imperfection is an element of both heaven and earth. Over-comers of the world serve as an example to the spiritual powers in heaven. We arise in darkness of our world to our reward of the light of a morning star. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Whose Heart Moved

Exodus 35:29 (ESV Strong's)

All the men and women, the people of Israel, whose heart moved them to bring anything for the work that the Lord had commanded by Moses to be done brought it as a freewill offering to the Lord.

Those whose heart was moved and were willing brought what was needed to build the tabernacle as the Lord commanded. 

Today, the people of the body of Christ are doing something similar. Those who heart has moved them and who are willing to come to the Lord of their own free will give their lives to become the living temple of the Lord. This is the temple Jesus raised in three days and will stand forever. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

If We Don’t, We Won’t

Matthew 6:33 (ESV Strong's)

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 7:7-8 (ESV Strong's)

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

If we seek, we will find. 

If we ask, we will receive. 

If we don’t, we won’t. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Our Heart’s Desire

Psalms 21:2-6 (ESV Strong's)

2 You have given him his heart's desire

and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah

3 For you meet him with rich blessings;

you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.

4 He asked life of you; you gave it to him,

length of days forever and ever.

5 His glory is great through your salvation;

splendor and majesty you bestow on him.

6 For you make him most blessed forever;

you make him glad with the joy of your presence.

One of our biggest challenges of life is understanding the heart that beats within us, of who we are and what do we want. It is a mystery of life. We have a spirit like no other creature on the earth, one which is capable of communion with God. 

We can live the life of man and miss this. We can fall short of our life’s unique potential with God if we don’t look too far beyond ourselves. The Lord says if we seek, we shall find. We will need His light to find our way to our heart’s desire, which is the light of His presence. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

A Little Lower

Psalms 8:5-8 (ESV Strong's)

5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings

and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;

you have put all things under his feet,

7 all sheep and oxen,

and also the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,

whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

“A little lower than heavenly beings” can refer to man who is made from the dust of the earth and whose spirit is encased in a body of flesh. The heavens span overhead. These jars of clay will become the earth of a new creation in which heaven and earth are joined together. This is the crowning glory of creation before the Lord is finished. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Morning Stars

Job 38:4-7 (ESV Strong's)

4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?

Tell me, if you have understanding.

5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know!

Or who stretched the line upon it?

6 On what were its bases sunk,

or who laid its cornerstone,

7 when the morning stars sang together

and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Revelation 2:28-29 (ESV Strong's)

And I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

In Job we see the morning stars equated with the sons of God. In Revelation Jesus confirms our reward as sons and daughters of God. We will be part of His light. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

My Face

Exodus 33:18-23 (ESV Strong's)

18 Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” 21 And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, 22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.

Romans 6:5-8

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

1 John 3:2 (ESV Strong's)

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Genesis 3:22 (ESV Strong's)

Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—”

To see God face to face, we must become like Him. To be like Him we must be united with Him in His death and resurrection., and thus made in His image. We then can eat from the tree of life and live forever in the presence of the Lord. 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Wind Blows

Genesis 8:1 (ESV Strong's)

But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.

Genesis 1:9-10 (ESV Strong's)

9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

The earth of mankind is covered by the darkness of the sea of the world. The Holy Spirit who, hovered over the waters of creation, caused the waters to subside and the dry land appeared. From the dust of the earth man would be created. Man would rise from the depths of the deep to step into the light of God. 

And it was good. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Revealing Himself

God was at the helm of Noah’s ark until it came to rest on a mountaintop. He guided the basket that carried Moses to pharaoh’s daughter and then led him on to the promised land. It was through the Holy Spirit that Jesus came into the world. It is the Holy Spirit who will guide the body of Christ to rest on the mountain of God. 

God gave Noah instructions on how to build the ark. He gave Moses instructions on how to build the tabernacle. Through Jesus, He gives us the instructions on how to be made in the image of Christ. 

God has been revealing Himself since His light entered our darkness at the beginning of creation. In the end, His light will reveal the sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Enoch Walked

Genesis 5:24 (ESV Strong's)

Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.

It might be good now and then to pause and reflect on our walk with God. Are we keeping up with Him?

You can get there from here if you are lead by the Spirit. In this way we can leave the earth and walk in the kingdom of heaven. 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Will Receive Power

Acts 1:6-8 (ESV Strong's)

6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

The kingdom of heaven began when the Holy Spirit was given to man. It would seem the kingdom of Israel is right around the corner. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Mark On Cain

Genesis 4:14-15 (ESV Strong's)

14 Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 Then the Lord said to him, “Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the Lord put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him.

I can’t help but wonder if this is the mark of the end-time beast who will oppose God. Everyone on earth will marvel at the beast and say, “Who can oppose him?”

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Generations

Genesis 5:1-2 (ESV Strong's)

1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. 2 Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.

The same Hebrew word is translated “Adam” and “man”. Man is in the image of God because He took our image for Himself. 

He made us male and female so we we be fruitful and multiply. This can lead us to be one with God, just as a man and woman can be one. When we do this, we realize the full blessing of God, on earth and in heaven. 

The generations before us are the descendants of Adam who eventually produce Jesus, who is the exact image of God because He is the Son of God. 

By being born in our image, He makes it possible for us to be reborn in His. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

They Shall Know

Exodus 29:44-46 (ESV Strong's)

44 I will consecrate the tent of meeting and the altar. Aaron also and his sons I will consecrate to serve me as priests. 45 I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. 46 And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.

Just as the priests were consecrated in Exodus, we are cleaned and consecrated by the blood of Jesus to become the tent of meeting and alter here on earth until we are raised as the stones of the heavenly temple of God. We will serve as a royal priesthood and offer our lives to the Lord as a living prayer on the altar of our lives. He will dwell among us, even in us and will be our Lord and God. We shall know Him even as we are known. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

That Surpasses Knowledge

Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV Strong's)

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

The knowledge of man will disappear in relevance as we come to know God. Love is our invitation and inheritance in Him. We shall know and be known by our love, a love He shares with us. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

When He Comes

John 16:7-11 (ESV Strong's)

7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

John 4:37 (ESV Strong's)

For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’

Jesus sows the word and the Spirit brings us into all truth. The Father enters the world through the Son and Spirit. We enter the Father through the Son and the Spirit. We become one. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Lamp

Psalms 119:105 (ESV Strong's)

Nun Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Taking something literally does not always result in its literal meaning. An excellent example of this are the parables used by Jesus. He used earthly terms to speak of heavenly things. The light of the Holy Spirit brings us to the truth of the word. 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Pattern

Exodus 25:8-9 (NIV)

8 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. 9 Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

Jesus showed us the true pattern for the sanctuary of God and dwells among us. He is the pattern for our lives. We have become the tabernacle of God. 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

A Talent Of Pure Gold

Exodus 25:34-40 (ESV Strong's)

34 And on the lampstand itself there shall be four cups made like almond blossoms, with their calyxes and flowers, 35 and a calyx of one piece with it under each pair of the six branches going out from the lampstand. 36 Their calyxes and their branches shall be of one piece with it, the whole of it a single piece of hammered work of pure gold. 37 You shall make seven lamps for it. And the lamps shall be set up so as to give light on the space in front of it. 38 Its tongs and their trays shall be of pure gold. 39 It shall be made, with all these utensils, out of a talent of pure gold. 40 And see that you make them after the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain.

Matthew 25:14-15 (ESV Strong's)

14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.

The talent of pure gold for the lampstand in the tabernacle corresponds with the talents given to the servants in Matthew. We have received the light of the Lord. When He returns He will look for what we have done with that light according to our ability. He will reward us accordingly. The one who has will be given more. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

The Finger Of God

Exodus 24:12 (ESV Strong's)

The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.”

Exodus 31:18 (ESV Strong's)

And he gave to Moses, when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God.

John 8:3-7 (ESV Strong's)

3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Jesus is the same finger of God that wrote the commandments on tablets of stone and wrote on the ground before the scribes and Pharisees. The new covenant would be written in the earth of the heart of mankind, thus fulfilling the working of the ground begun by Adam in the Garden. 

The stone tablets revealed the sin of man. Jesus shows us that no one has a right to condemn another. The stones would drop from their hands and Jesus would continue proclaiming the good news of forgiveness and reconciliation. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

They Beheld God

Exodus 24:9-11 (ESV Strong's)

9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. 11 And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.

John 14:6-7 (ESV Strong's)

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

The way we can behold God is through His Son Jesus. He is the manifestation of God in creation, for God is outside and beyond His creation. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

And Breathed

Genesis 2:7 (ESV Strong's)

then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

The breath of God is the kiss of life. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

My Name Is In Him

Exodus 23:20-22 (ESV Strong's)

20 “Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. 21 Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him. 22 “But if you carefully obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.

An angel led the people of Israel through the wilderness to a land prepared for them. Because they took the name of the Lord in vain through their disobedience and rebellion, the journey was long and arduous and many would not arrive in the promised land. 

The Lord has come to abide in each of us and will lead us individually to the place He has prepared for those who love Him. If we have not taken His name in vain, we will listen to His voice and follow Him where He leads. That place is with the Lord. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

In The Knowledge

Colossians 3:9-11 (ESV Strong's)

9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

We are being renewed in knowledge after the image of Christ through the transformation of our minds. This is a work of the Holy Spirit leading the spirit of our new self. The Spirit leads, but we must follow to will and do as He would have us live. We will know and be known. 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

From Dust To Stardust

1 Corinthians 15:45-49 (ESV Strong's)

45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven.

This prefigures, or depicts, what can take place within each of us. We arrive through the seed of man and will return to the dust of the earth as a natural man unless we call on the Lord. We can leave through the seed of God, which is His word, who is the Son of God. We must choose to be reborn and to bear His image. 

The seed of God is planted in the earth of man. The growing conditions of that soil varies from one person to another. What grows will be harvested or discarded by the one who plants the seed for the bearing of good fruit. 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

His Habitation

Deuteronomy 12:5 (ESV Strong's)

But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go,

The Lord has chosen to put His name on a people rather than a place, and makes His habitation in the hearts of the body of Christ. This is the new temple of worship. There we go and there we are. 

Friday, May 24, 2019


Regardless of who or what you know, it’s knowing the Lord that counts. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

It Has Been Prepared

Matthew 20:20-23 (ESV Strong's)

20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. 21 And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Say that these two sons of mine are to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 22 Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” 23 He said to them, “You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

In the letters to the churches in Revelation we learn it’s the over-comers who will join Him on His throne. It is they who follow Him all the way that will sit down with Him. (Rev 3:21)

Monday, May 20, 2019

That Surpasses Knowledge

Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV Strong's)

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

The knowledge of man will disappear in relevance when we come to know God. Love is our invitation and inheritance in Him. We shall know and be known by our love, a love He shares with us. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Story

It is the wisdom of the Lord that allows us to to understand our story is not our own, but the story of God our Creator. It begins with creation and ends with Him entering His creation. He enters it through man. We become part of His story and one with Him. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Be Satisfied

Psalms 17:15 (ESV Strong's)

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

We will be like Him and will be more than satisfied with His likeness that has become our own. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

On Dry Ground

Exodus 3:2-5 (ESV Strong's)

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. 3 And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” 4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 5 Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

If you have received the Holy Spirit, you have become holy ground by the presence of God. We are holy because He is with us. His refining fire burns within us, and yet we are not consumed. Instead, we are transformed into His image. 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Water Became Sweet

Exodus 15:22-25 (ESV Strong's)

22 Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah because it was bitter; therefore it was named Marah. 24 And the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” 25 And he cried to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a log, and he threw it into the water, and the water became sweet.There the Lord made for them a statute and a rule, and there he tested them,

This foreshadows the tree of the cross placed in the midst of the bitter waters of mankind, turning those waters into the living waters of heaven. The Lord has shown His love and grace for mankind. He awaits to see how we will respond. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

On Dry Ground

Exodus 15:19 (ESV Strong's)

For when the horses of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them, but the people of Israel walked on dry ground in the midst of the sea.

Genesis 1:9-10 (ESV Strong's)

9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

The Lord has prepared a way for man to escape the rule of the world and to pass through the waters of its sea to reach the kingdom of heaven. We are led by His light through and out of the darkness of the deep. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Greater Honor

1 Corinthians 12:22-25 (ESV Strong's)

22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are pindispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.

Every life is precious to God. The least in the body of Christ is blessed equally with the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. We are one. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

A Beautiful Inheritance

Psalms 16:5-6 (ESV Strong's)

5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. 6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I eat from the bread of heaven and drink from the living waters which secure my destiny to be with Christ and inherit the blessings of heaven. 

The good news is there is plenty for everyone. In fact, it is THE good news. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Will Rest Secure

Psalms 16:9-11 (NIV)

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, 10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. 11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Faith in Christ will fill us with life, for He will fill us with His Holy Spirit. Our lot will not be a grave in the earth, but a beautiful inheritance from His own hand. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Through The Sea

Exodus 14:29 (ESV Strong's)

But the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

Just as the Lord made a way through the sea to allow Israel to flee Egypt, He has made a way through the sea of the world to allow us to pass through the world with our feet stepping on the dry ground of the kingdom of heaven. 

We will reach that distant shore and leave behind the army of Satan to perish in the depths of the sea. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Getting Real

God is the source of reality. Knowing Him brings us to what is real. Our distance from Him is the measure of our comprehension of life. The closer we are, the more we are in touch with reality. 

Knowledge and understanding, along with our emotions, filter our perceptions and explain our actions. We place our faith in what we know. This is related to, but not dependent on reality. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Inherit The Earth

Matthew 5:5 (NIV)

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

The pride of man is in opposition to God. It is as fleeting as the life of a flower which fades and falls to the ground. A person full of himself or herself will quickly pass. 

The one who is filled with God is part of eternity. It is the meek who will inherit the earth. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Place Of My Rest

Acts 7:48-50 (ESV Strong's)

48 Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says, 49 “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? 50 Did not my hand make all these things?’

The place of God’s rest resides in the body of Christ. Not a house made by hands, but one born of the Spirit. It is a living house that is filled with the life of Christ. He is preparing the rooms now with the clay of man infused with His Spirit. It will be a structure that’s out of this world. 

When the work of creation is finished, He will enter His rest. That work is man made in His image. We will be like Him. These last days before His return are the sixth and final day of creation. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Between Yourself And God

Romans 14:22 (ESV Strong's)

The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves.

Those in the body of Christ are united into His life through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of Christ dwells within each of us. That celebration and experience of life has at its core the union of each person with the Son of God. There is nothing nor anyone who is able to come between us, or separate us from the love of God. 

Blessed is the one who has made peace with Him and ourselves.