Friday, August 16, 2019

FINDING YOUR TRUE COLORS IN CHRIST

Lesson 66



When traveling to and through different nations, it’s amazing to observe the variety in God’s creative genius – especially when moving through airports. It is an ongoing creative kaleidoscope of color, race, shape, size, sound and disposition – coming forth in such beautiful potential with endless possibility in the development of talents, gifts and skills into prophetic destiny.

What we do with what God has invested in us, is our choice and responsibility.

Getting in touch with His fore-ordained creative purpose for our lives to fulfill His original vision in the bigger design of His Kingdom destiny, is for us to search out.

His provision is perfect to the minutest detail – to be found in Christ in abundant, glorious, overflowing riches. How perfect are His ways, how wondrous His works!

My encouragement for you is to set your mind on things above, connecting with His original creative poem for your life in all its beautiful facets to fulfill His purposes and desires, engaging in your part in the Kingdom  – bringing Him all the glory that you were created for.

It is easy! Worship, tune, find your true colors in His intended expression in Christ and align with His creative workmanship in you, shedding all the excess. Let Him paint His picture in you and through you, allowing Him to shine through you in brilliant light to truly reflect Him – wherever He has chosen to place you in any moment!

His artistry is superb! His essence is Love! His purpose is God’s glory!

Take your place, be filled and SHINE with His royal colors!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Identity in Christ

Lesson 65


When we truly know our identity as a new creation in Christ, we will never look back to the old. 

The cross of Jesus Christ is the turning point where we have dealt with sin, the flesh, the old nature of self and the things of the world.


We are raised with Christ through the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit and we walk in the liberty of the Holy Spirit in newness of life - full of His power, His love and His glory. 


Having our mind set on things above, every day is an adventure of new discovery in the glory of His Presence in communion with God.  


We live from the counsel of God, receiving divine instruction for every step of our way and He always leads us in triumph over every difficulty by the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we walk in dependence on Him in absolute obedience. 


Our full provision for every need is in Christ Jesus - according to the riches of God’s glory! 


This is the abundant life in Christ that He purchased for us by His blood! Hallelujah!  

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

SUPERNATURALLY CHARGED!

Lesson 64 

The more we have to do, and the more we have on our plate in a day, the more we need to spend quality time with the Lord in order to get empowered with His strength, His wisdom, His strategy for every situation by the power of the Holy Spirit.

"This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.

Zech.4:6 KJV

In His Presence is the supply of all we need for spirit, soul and body. This is the place to be tuned when we go out of tune and to stay filled with His peace.

It is like getting “fueled up” and “charged up” in the spirit and as soon as you find your battery running low, get into a quiet spot and recharge – sometimes several times a day.  In the meantime, do not lose your connection! Stay in the spirit, praying much in tongues, rejoicing in the Lord and in the power of His might.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Is.40:31 KJV



We can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us! (Phil.4:13) And remember, the joy of the Lord is our strength. Hallelujah!

Friday, July 26, 2019

THE ANOINTING IN HIS NAME

Lesson 63 



When we give place to negative voices, pondering upon it and talking about it, we empower the enemy to steal our peace and joy. Our minds get stuck in the muddy waters of negative thinking, speaking exactly what we do not want.


Toxic emotions rise up that bring turmoil in our state of being and darkness creeps in, stealing our light and clouding our vision.

 What is the solution? 

Find a quiet spot and bring it all before the Lord. Then release everyone and every situation into the loving care of our heavenly Father by forgiveness and repentance (if needed).

When you start calling on the Name of Jesus, with the intensity of your love poured out to Him, the frequency of His name dispels all the static around you.  The anointing in His Name breaks the yoke of oppression on your mind and emotions and peace flows like a river through your whole being, tuning you into His wavelength. 

Getting God’s perspective by enlightened eyes of our understanding, we receive wisdom and revelation which changes our attitude, causing us to see through His eyes and then speaking His Word over people and situations.

 When looking through the lenses of love and revelation, we have an understanding heart, filled with the compassion of Jesus for the unlovable and wayward, knowing that it is only through God’s grace that we ourselves can stand.

 Now we walk in inward harmony, the perfect order of our being, the concert of every faculty and force in the fulfillment of the will of God. That is the perfect peace of God.

John 14:26
John 16:33

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A PURE CONSCIENCE BEFORE THE LORD

Lesson 62 

The conscience is an inner knowing or judgment between right and wrong. Even little children know when they have done something wrong. It is that inner sense that is quickened by the Holy Spirit when we are born again. 

Webster’s Definition of conscience. 1a: the sense or consciousness of the moral goodness or blameworthiness of one's own conduct, intentions, or character together with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good 

American Dictionary of the English language: Internal or self-knowledge, or judgment of right and wrong; or the faculty, power or principle within us, which decides on the lawfulness or unlawfulness of our own actions and affections, and instantly approves or condemns them. conscience is called by some writers the moral sense and considered as an original faculty of our nature.

Sin causes the “searing” of the conscience, as does corruption of the mind. In the old days an offender would be seared with a hot iron for everyone to see, as a mark of wickedness. When our conscience is seared, we justify our sin with carnal reasoning, while persisting in it with defiance against God, believing the lie of our right to do what we want. (1 Tim.4:2) Then the  rule and reign of God over our lives is refuted. This is enmity with God and a dangerous place to be.

 To be in right standing with God is a place of freedom in the Spirit. When we sin overtly, we try to cover it up (just like Adam and Eve in the garden, using fig leaves to hide their nakedness). Our fellowship with God is now broken, because of shame and guilt through defilement. The root cause is rebellion against God, which results in disobedience to His commandments.

 The goodness of God leads to repentance and the good news is that when we do repent (turning away from our wicked ways), confessing our sin, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness
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 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
Hebrews 9:14 (KJV)

Ask the Lord to also show you any area of your life where you have not forgiven yourself for your sin after you have confessed it to the Lord. 

If there is any guilt or condemnation in your heart because of sin, you can be fully restored to freedom and liberty in the Spirit by bringing it before the Lord, asking Him to wash you and purify you by His precious blood washing

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Then you can come to Him without condemnation into the fulness of fellowship with Him.

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

When our conscience is sprinkled by the blood of Christ, we are void of offense both towards God and man – restored to righteousness in right standing with God and men.  What a glorious freedom through the provision of the blood of Jesus!

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

FINDING YOUR TRUE COLORS IN CHRIST

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