Friday, July 5, 2019

THE SOUND WE CARRY

Lesson 62


Remember, light contains no darkness. God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. We are children of the light and are to walk in the light of His countenance.

To have our mind in the clarity of a silent pond without ripples, spelling perfect peace, we need to identify and deal with the under currents of negative input that move around in the sub-conscious and deep unconscious parts of our soul.

In my understanding and awareness, we can carry unresolved issues in the deep “unconscious” memory without knowing it. These are often deep hurts or shame that we have “buried” because we do not want to deal with it. These wounds in the unconscious mind can cause blockages in our growth, mostly through fears that prevent us from moving forward in the liberty of the Spirit.  

Asking God to free us from all hindrances by bringing these issues to light, will give us the opportunity to deal with it by His grace, receiving freedom and healing so that we can move forward into our destiny.

The subconscious mind usually carries anxiety and stress about things that currently concern us, which also prevent us from living life to the full. These stresses are just below the surface, hidden away from the people around us, but yet our behavior patterns, tone of voice, pre-occupation and “absent”-mindedness are the tell-tale signs of their presence.  Sometimes they will surface when we open our mouths, revealing the subconscious “sounds” that we carry.

Things that brought turmoil and trauma in our lives need to be dealt with by repentance and forgiveness, asking the Lord to wash it out of our memories by His precious blood and also cleanse our emotions from trauma.

Having done so, we still have to daily deal with the things that we pick up along the way: Worries, fears and concerns show that we do not really trust God with the details of our lives.
As He puts the light on it, we can hand it over to Him to take care of, putting all our trust in the Lord.

Defilement in the form of bad reports, violent visuals (like something in the news media), an encounter with an offensive person or any situation where we have had a bad attitude, words, reactions, or such have to be dealt with in order to be saturated in light.

As we come before the Lord before going to sleep, asking the Holy Spirit to shine His light on anything that could have grieved Him during the day, the cleansing goes deep through repentance, forgiveness and cleansing by the precious blood of Jesus.

Adopt this as a daily practice to make sure that your soul (mind, will and emotions) stay clear and transparent in the light so that God can drop His thoughts into your spirit, filling our whole being with His light and glory.  

Now the sound that we carry will be abandoned praise, songs of joy and celebrations to our Lord and king!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

LOOK AWAY UNTO JESUS

Lesson 61


Whatever captures the eye, shall consume the mind and define your state of being.

 

Hebrews 12:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

God is giving us clear instructions regarding for victory in the face of adversity:

1) Keeping in mind that there is a cloud of witnesses, cheering us on from heaven’s balcony!
2) Laying aside every weight, and the sin which comes with the heavy burdens of worry, fear and strife. Simply give it to Jesus, trusting Him to work things out.
3) Acquiring patience while we are running the race towards the goal of the high calling in Christ. This means that we will endure our difficulties, with the faith and knowledge that God will give us the victory, bringing us into being seated with Christ in heavenly places from where we rule and reign with Him over the difficulties of life.
4) Getting our eyes focused on Jesus, who is the Author and Finisher of our faith; looking at him as our perfect example to rejoice in our victory even beforehand, enduring our difficulties with patience, with faith that God will give us the victory - being seated with Christ in heavenly places from where we rule and reign with Him over the difficulties of life. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

FAÇADE OR TRUTH?

Lesson 60

It is amazing to watch how people live behind facades of make-belief, not knowing that freedom lies in the new life in Christ, where everything is in the light of truth because we are already accepted by God in the Beloved with no need to pretend or to hide.

If you find yourself hiding behind the mask of pretense or putting up a show of godliness to be acceptable, esteemed, approved of, etc. you are actually living a lie, with the mask of a religious spirit which is soaked in pride, called hypocrisy.

In the light of God’s countenance nothing can be hidden. His brilliant light exposes everything to the core and we suddenly find that we have nothing and are nothing apart from Him. Then, having discarded the filthy rags of self-righteousness, we are offered His robe of righteousness – to be clothed in Him in transparent light, which is the outshining of truth – simple and unpretentious like a child. That’s how we inherit the Kingdom. And that is true freedom in the spirit – letting Him live His life through us. Hallelujah!

Ps.36:9

Romans 13:12,14

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Disease of Leprosy

Lesson 59



Not many of us have seen a leper. But there is a disease of leprosy running rampant - not only in the secular section of society, but amongst Christians - brothers and sisters in the Lord.
It is interesting to find the cause of Miriam’s leprosy in Numbers 12:
Apart from slandering Moses, the anointed of the Lord, there was also a matter of pride involved, which is always the case when someone is a slanderer or a gossiper. The judgment of God was leprosy! Wow! That is something we truly need to ponder upon and repent of if we are guilty of the same thing. 

Psalm 105:15 "Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm." 

Sometimes we wonder why we are cast out, so to speak “outside the camp” (of HIs Presence). It might be God’s judgment on our tongues, which mark us a UNCLEAN"!  If we read Numbers 12, we see that God departed from the temple! 

When the Prophet, Isaiah encountered the manifest presence of the Lord (Isaiah 6), it was the first thing he was convicted of: The uncleanness of his lips and those of the people around him.

Talking behind someone's back, listening to the slander of others, believing the worst of another and then judging him/her, is a serious offense in the eyes of the Lord, causing His presence to depart.

God always has the Provision ready when we repent. So, let us do so and ask for the cleaning coal from the altar to have our mouths purified, declaring with David,

"I said, “I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will muzzle my mouth while the wicked are in my presence.” Psalm 39:1


"Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be well-pleasing in Thy sight, Oh Lord!"

Thursday, May 30, 2019

AVOIDING “PILE-UPS”

Lesson 58


While in worship I had a vision of different layers in the mind and emotions, going down even into cellular level.


The Lord was showing me that, as we come in contact with different people and situations during the day, we receive different impressions that “pile up” over our minds and emotions in layers of different intensities, causing stress levels to build up – even unto cellular level - until we feel overwhelmed with too much to cope with. We can cover up our stressful state with a façade, but sooner or later (when the pressure gets too much), the true colors of our mind and emotions will be exposed and we will reach breaking point.

This is totally unnecessary, as the wonderful provision of the Lord is to “unload” these things, processing it one by one in His Presence, as they come. In so doing, we avoid pile-ups and we are constantly being renewed in the spirit of our minds, so that we never need to be overwhelmed mentally or emotionally, or suffer the effects of stress on cellular levels.

The secret place is where we not only unload, releasing the things which affect us negatively, but also the place of strengthening in His Presence to be endowed with divine wisdom through the Word of the Lord, and empowered with the dunamis of the Spirit. This is our portion and our inheritance in Christ: the resurrection power of the Spirit - to apply into every situation, seeing strongholds shatter!

Of course, this is why there is such an assault on our quiet times with the Lord. If the enemy can steal our time with God, he also steals our peace and joy, for in the natural we simply do not have the ability or the strength to overcome his vicious assaults on our minds and emotions.

When we are burdened with the cares of this world, we cannot hear God’s voice, so we are literally operating in the wisdom and strength of man. This will not bring us anywhere.

Therefore, let us set our faces like flint, making it our goal to seek God’s face every day, sometimes several times a day, to live from His presence and in His power – not only for ourselves, but to bring His “now” word into every situation, shining the light of the Kingdom glory into every situation as a way of life, maintaining righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Hallelujah!


Matt.11:28-30
Romans 12:1-2
Ps.27
Is.40:28-30

Thursday, May 16, 2019

SLEEPLESSNESS?


Lesson 57


It’s amazing how many adverts and articles we come across that emphasize sleeplessness as though it is the norm.

The culprit is not noise or lights or such as much as it is the fact that most people do not take time to release the happenings of the day to the Lord.

When your mind is swimming with the busyness of the day, it is hard to come into a place of rest and peace.

Sleeplessness is robbing many of the much-needed refreshing and restoration that comes from a good night’s rest and when your body is fatigued, there are many side factors that are detrimental to your health.

So, take the time to unload the traumas, conflicts, worries and stresses of the day before you retire. Let the Holy Spirit shine His light into areas which need to be washed with the blood of the Lamb because of negative words, attitudes, behaviors of yourself and others.

Take communion and tune to the Spirit, praying in tongues and prepare yourself with the expectation to have communion with heaven in your dreams.

Sweet dreams to you!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

THE WAY OF TRUST – ENTERING INTO HIS REST.

Lesson 56



Most of our problems in life stem from the fact that we do not want to give up the old Adam-nature.

As long as we feel “in charge” of a situation, we feel that we are on the winning side, but the moment we feel that we lose control over something, all of the old nature rises up in a fight for life.

Ironically the Word of God says that if we want to keep our life, we shall lose it and only when we lose it for the sake of Christ, we shall save it. (Luke 9: 23-24). The life is in the soul and this is the area that we need to bring under subjection to the Spirit of the living God, letting Him be Lord in all situations, putting all our trust in Him to bring our situations in Kingdom order where righteousness, peace and joy reign!  

This brings all our wild emotions, fretful mind and obstinate will to a place of rest and peace and is a matter of total trust in the faithfulness of God.  

Do we really trust the Lord with all our issues? Or do we still want to have a handle on it, taking it into our own hands, trying to work it out with our own “cleverness”?

What an amazing freedom awaits the one who truly surrenders his life to the Lord! It frees you from the curse of self-power and brings the whole of heaven in action on your behalf!

And what an exchange! His glorious, triumphant life for our little self-efforts, which avail to nothing!

Bringing the soul in subjection to the Spirit, is the first step to union with God.

PRAYER: Dear heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name I ask that You give me the grace to hand over every issue in my life into Your mighty hand! As I am doing so now, surrendering my will, my emotions and my mind to You, let Your will be done in my difficult situations as it is in heaven and let Your name be glorified!
I receive your peace, Lord Jesus, resting in Your goodness and grace!  Hallelujah!

Jer.17:1-10/Matt.11:28-30/Phil.4:6/Luke 9:23-24/Rom.14:17/john 17.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

LIVING IN HIS REST


Lesson 55


“Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself” Matthew 6:34

Most people know that heart problems, nervous disorders, ulcers any a myriad other diseases originate mostly from stress, yet they keep on stressing about things of tomorrow. 

The way of the Kingdom culture is so easy, unencumbered and uncomplicated. We simply have to enter into the rest of the Lord, leaning on Him and learn to flow with the Holy Spirit.

Therefore, intentionally release all stress, anxiety and worry to the Lord and He will give you rest. 

Living each day to its full potential in the peace and joy of the Lord is a glorious lifestyle in His presence without any anxiety, stress or pressure, doing our daily tasks by the power of the Spirit under His guidance and for His glory. Hallelujah!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Spirit vs the Flesh

Lesson 54



Romans 8:5-6 King James Version (KJV)


5 “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”

The flesh leans on its own power and its own wisdom. 

It is the performance of man to feel good about himself in order to get the approval of man. It is also competitive and causes you to be striving in self power to be someone, to build a name for yourself and to have fame.

This puts your whole being in stress mode, but your nervous system will surely suffer, contracting disease.

This is of course contrary to the way of the Spirit, where we lean on His wisdom and understanding.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.” Prov. 3:4-5

It is so easy when you are led by the Spirit, not fulfilling the lust of the flesh. Life becomes a song, without striving and stress. - simply flowing in the power of the Spirit. 

Your body is energized by the Spirit with His resurrection power and you can enjoy your life fully without worry, stress and fear. Divine health is your portion and God is glorified! 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

WHOLENESS

Lesson 53


Shalom is the Hebrew Word for peace, which denotes wholeness for spirit, soul and body.

When we abide in Christ, peace is our portion, because He is the Prince of peace, Jehovah Shalom. 

In this place we can hear God’s voice clearly, because our whole being is absorbed in Him, tuned to the frequency of His heart.

The key is to keep our mind under His reign, completely unified in Him, tuned to Oneness. 

When we worship Him in His Name, Johovah Shalom, His peace floods our souls and permeates our whole being.

In Shalom we will experience Kingdom emotions of thankfulness and joy resulting in new songs of the Spirit rising up to Him, causing us to come in a flow of illuminating revelation of the God-head, pulsating with life.

Our mortal bodies are quickened with the “energeo” of the Holy Spirit in rejuvenating vibrancy and the whole of our being is in harmony and soundness.

John 15/2 Cor.10:4-6/Is.11:2

THE SOUND WE CARRY

Lesson 62 Remember, light contains no darkness. God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. We are children of the light and are to ...