Ministering Mobs ~ Broadcast November 20, 2019

Good Morning and God Bless You All!  Welcome to today’s ROF Ministries broadcast and thank you for joining me today!

These weeks just seem to be flying by lately, hard to imagine Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is only a month away.  Knowing the holidays can be some of the most stressful times of the year, I am praying your homes are filled with joy, peace and love, as well as your hearts.  Always remember – you take Jesus with you everywhere you go. 

Did any of you guard a little more of what you view and hear the past week?  And if so…  Did you feel strength unlike before?  This strength is internal, not external – more like becoming steadfast in abiding within Jesus Who dwells within.  These are just some ways we can apply the Word of the Lord to our lives – growing ever so closer to Him each day.

Today we are going to continue on our journey, walking as children of light, discussing “Mobs…”  Isn’t that a really funny and out there topic to discuss?  It very well could be, “mobs” is not even something you have considered before as important, but I will tell you – it actually is a term more important now than ever that I can personally recall.  Just as we as a Body have strength in numbers, so does the accuser of the brethren…  They are called, “mobs” in the Bible.

Remember…  We are to LOVE in word AND deed, not simply in words only.  Jesus set boundaries and yet He loved everyone He came in contact with – the very same can be true for us.

I think you are going to be a little shocked to see just how many Scriptures actually address this “mob” mentality.  The Lord also called them, “workers of iniquity or angry crowds of people.”  We must discuss this for our own protection and deliverance in order to be prepared for what is coming upon the Earth. 

The Lord has not kept us in a place of ignorance regarding the enemy’s devices.  His number one tactic he will use is “victimization”  portraying someone as a victim to the point they use it to manipulate others.  The may formulate a snare, deny they had a hand in it and accuse you in some way.  We see this all the time, in and out of church gatherings and families.

Let’s go over a few Scriptures right now, okay?

Psalm 64 –

We see here they meet in secret to counsel one another as workers of iniquity.  (unholy speech)

Because they are bitter in their hearts (guile) they use their tongue to slay others – words are like an arrow

What they do to those who Jesus abides in – they are actually doing unto Him – and they do so secretly – hidden, plotting and planning

They encourage each other within the mob to do evil or plotting and planning how to “catch” someone by laying a sneaky snare and they actually are so delusional they believe no one can see their actions.

They are “faultfinders” who search diligently the iniquity within someone else because their own hearts are full of iniquity.  Have you ever noticed that those who accuse others hide a lot lurking and observing?  This is why.

IF we leave vengeance in God’s hands – and do not repay evil for evil…  He will wound them, as they reap what they have sown and will flee away from us as a living example of His perfect will and sovereignty.  Therefore, He shall get glory and people will have a reverence of awe of His works, becoming more wise of His ways.

THE RIGHTEOUS ARE ALWAYS GLAD IN THE LORD, TRUSTING HIM FULLY AND THOSE WITH AN UPRIGHT HEART SHALL GLORY IN HIM.

Mobs gravitated to Jesus…  It is also why He often “moved through the crowds” heading towards those with an open heart and ears to hear Him.  He had a flock of naysayers following Him almost everywhere He would go, which is another reason He would separate Himself and go spend time alone with the Father away from all the people.

We are going to read some Scriptures in a moment of how forceful “mobs” can actually be.  But before we do, I have a few characteristics of this mob mentality and those who provoke a mob… One being, Judas.  Did you all know he was extremely pivotal in invoking the mob to actually arrest Jesus?  I bet you did!  Think of a mob similar to a snowball rolling down a hill getting bigger and bigger – this is how people feed off of one another’s angered emotions, which is why we should disengage from all contention and strife.  This is just another step forward in our journey of abiding continually with Jesus.

We have seen similar tactics used against us…  Such as, a friend who betrays with a kiss, just like Judas did Jesus and they will keep embracing us to our face, while gathering others to do their dirty work against us.  Judas led the mob to arrest Jesus.

Those who travel in packs of mobs are full of envy and those who gather the mobs against another, are especially envious of the one they are targeting.

They do all they can to stir people up against someone, because they have an iniquitous heart through and through…  They are a faultfinder and gather other faultfinders around them.  The religious are often the ringleader of a mob and when we read in a bit we will discover it normally were the “priests” and “elders” who were behind the mobs that targeted Jesus and the disciples.

Please Note:  Jesus “washed” Judas’s feet as an example to how we are to CLEANSE the filth off one another in a subservient manner – even those who plot to destroy us.  We care for them in such a heartfelt way – which is way beyond human understanding – because He did.

You will also notice when we read the Scriptures in a moment… In unison they cried out – “crucify” Him – or rather, slay, murder and destroy Him.  Now keep in mind the priests (religious) were the ones who stirred up the crowd that day into a frenzy, as Jesus stood on trial.  And nothing is more joyful than when Jesus said – you have no authority over Me, other than that which is granted to you by My Father.  The same is true for us – Praise the Lord!

This is an extremely pertinent matter – we are seeing this same thing happen today.  Everything we are discussing today, just like the Word is written for us, not the World.  It is clear again to see why – judgment begins in the House of the Lord.

Let’s read some portions of Scripture so I can reiterate a few points we may have missed in the past.  This Biblical recount is one you are very familiar with… But today, we are going to be focusing on how the workers of iniquity were blood thirsty with Jesus as their target because that could very well be you or me or has been at some point and time.  God forbid we join with their ranks against anyone, ever.

  • Mathew 26
  • Mark 14
  • Mark 15

The disciples also were attacked by crowds of mobs:

  • Acts 16 & 17
  • Acts 21

Wow… I know that was a lot, but it is important we see just how damaging it can be to our souls if we entertain or give ear to someone who is compromised by way of emotional offense one to another.  The Word clearly tells us not to have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness in order that we too be led away and tempted to sit in the same seat as those who are scornful.  These are witchcraft vessels who do come in the Name of the Lord Jesus but are sourced by the kingdom of darkness and not the Kingdom of Heaven.

I must admit there are times when we are so severely betrayed and hurt we just need a person to comfort and encourage us, pray with us and love us as a friend in Jesus.  If that person we talk to is not spiritually sound or mature in the love of Jesus, our pain can cause a stumbling block for them – so be very careful and wise as to who you are vulnerable with in such a way.

Mobs and their ringleaders/Priests have Biblical Characteristics we can refer to for guidance and wisdom:

  • Stir up strife by gossip, lying, exaggeration, heresy and so forth
  • They will take the Word of God and measure you to it by outward discretions
  • Sow discord
  • Provoke debates
  • Constantly opinionated to weigh others in the balance
  • Against others, not being for Jesus
  • Show partiality to their own “kind”
  • Enemies of our own household of faith and partakers at our feasts of charity/brotherly love
  • Thirst to shed innocent blood
  • Call for the death of anyone they deem an enemy and will target you if you do not stop associating with one they seek to destroy – bully mentality
  • Slay others who are following Jesus the best they can by character assassination and faultfinding
  • They spread their poison to others through their mouths to your ears, eventually entering into your heart
  • Merciless to accomplish bringing destruction upon another because they often are so delusional they believe they are doing God’s work
  • Will demand you pick a side in order to snare you
  • Serve the accuser by accusing the brethren

Sooooo, we are to NOT FELLOWSHIP with anyone who displays these tendencies for our own protection, lest we too be tempted to join in.  And just fyi….  If someone will do something evil with you – they have it within their hearts to do it to you.

Wow – that was really a lot to digest wasn’t it? 

Let’s take a breath and actually move towards applying the Words we learned today:

  • It is amazing how we are drawn to particular people in proximity to us by some undeniable force.  Some gather by pain, the past, a vision for the future, passions, assignments, God’s purpose or even sadly by complaints, sin, pleasure in unrighteousness and so forth.  My grandmother used to always say – birds of a feather flock together and its true.  So if you are struggling to see the truth of you – take a look at the company you keep, those who you are equally yoked with or rather, share a commonality with.  And when we do this in truth, it can be eye opening to the real person we are internally. We can ask ourselves – Who am I most comfortable with and why?
  • It really is true that “light has no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.”  When we are engaged in working for our Father in the Heavenly Kingdom, we don’t have time or interest to engage in activities which oppose His true nature.  The Body of Christ is pure, as He is pure and seeks nothing but to operate out of the fruit of the Holy Spirit equaling love.  By His design, profitable Kingdom fellowship is based in Him being the head and we move about at His command, as a reflection of Him on Earth.  So why are we “fellowshipping” with those not of His nature?  It is because a piece of the old creature still remains within us internally.  Remember… Jesus Himself gathers together His Body of Believers, we cannot do this, only He can for many reasons – but most importantly, He knows who does and does not belong to Him or destined to be in the future.
  • Fellowship with Jesus and one another as His Body has no contention whatsoever between its members.  Can we accept this truth?  If there is contention in our Heavenly connections – then it is coming from within us or quite possibly we are trying to commune or join with something the Lord is not orchestrating for us at the moment in our lives.
  • Do we know exactly what “fellowship” means?

Joined to, sharing with one another, communing together – eat of, participate with, intercourse – intimacy, mingling, being vulnerable with, partake with – do what they do.

  • There times we have tried to “join with” or fellowship with those who do not belong to the Body of Christ.  When this happens we are often betrayed, hurt, drawn into their sinful ways, we stumble or maybe become ensnared by them.  It isn’t too long after when Jesus goes after us as that one lost sheep, pulling us back into His flock and much wisdom is gleaned in this process.  We learn quickly to never stray again.  Thankfully, His mercies are new every morning.
  • Although we are not to “partake” or rather engage in the sins of the lost…  We are to go out and serve them, love them, showing mercy just like Jesus did and does to us.  Jesus judged no man and neither should we – but He came to save a lost and dying World.  When we are instant in season to preach the Gospel – we do not condemn anyone ever, but rather point them in the direction they should go to attain life everlasting – be like Jesus on Earth, He dwells within you and use words only when necessary.  For many the only encounter a person may have with Jesus is through us – so it is not purposed we fight with others or amongst ourselves.  We can ask ourselves if we present Jesus in a way and fashion others would like to get to know Him better?
  • Remember that thorn in Paul’s flesh that was sent to keep him humble?  It was an agent of satan, who buffeted or rather rubbed him wrong constantly.  Anyway…  I want us to notice how he prayed so many times for that thorn to be removed and it wasn’t.  Well, we have thorns too – people who rub us the wrong way.  Many of the relationships we have are thorns – but why?  Sometimes when we look to others outside of Jesus to complete us and make us whole, when that doesn’t happen that person will disappoint us in some way and they evolve into a thorn in our flesh, an irritant to buffet us right into Jesus’s arms in total surrender to Him.  He is the only one Who can fill the void which was left within us, He is the missing puzzle piece to our hearts so to speak.
  • The Lord gave me another seasonal word the other day…  He is overturning the tables in His people’s hearts, in that those who say Lord, Lord receive a deep spiritual cleansing which produces genuine heartfelt repentance.  In other words – anything on the thrones of our hearts but Him is being removed.  This is both purposed and painful, as I know firsthand and some of you do as well.
  • When a truth is revealed it will often offend the mind, while at the same time it settles inside the heart.  Perfection through fire is a process and we are surely in it, aren’t we?
  • When Jesus takes up residence inside us to abide He cleans out the cobwebs (old thought patterns) that are not conducive to His nature.  He will destroy within us all strongholds of darkness and mindsets contrary to His image (lies, doctrines of men, religious tactics of manipulation, limiting beliefs about His ways, etc…)  We must decrease so that He can increase INSIDE US – so all that iniquity within us is consumed by His presence.  Jesus destroys all works of evil inside man by being that consuming fire within us personally and collectively.  This is purposed and prior to Him joining His Body as One.
  • He does this primary so that when we come in the Name of the Lord, we are single minded and actually coming in His Name – not by words, but rather by countenance.  We also learn then to follow the Lamb wherever He goes, no longer tossed about by the winds of human doctrine and beliefs.
  • Jesus is that plumbline which divides His own from this huge flock of mixture.  Again, only He can assemble His Body to fellowship one with another.  He will get His own bride – He doesn’t need our 2 cents in the matter.  He is looking for servants here, those who will happily wash the feet of the Judases gathered at their tables.

So before we close for today, the Lord gave me some sort of a parable to share with you all and it is all Biblical so you will recognize His words within the story.

Please consider your mind as the Garden, with two trees implanted within.  There is the Tree of Life – which produces only good fruit and when consumed you are full and satisfied, transformed into having the mind of Christ.  When full we do not seek outside knowledge of evil things which bring forth empty satisfaction, leaving us weak and depleted in a state of spiritual starvation.  In our minds is also a Tree of Knowledge which is carnal in nature, divided, chaotic and confused.  The enemy sows tares into our minds when we eat of this tree – we will seek more and more knowledge of evil when we eat of this tree and we also will gather evil knowledge about others to use as weapons to condemn them with.  Remember, the enemy did not lie to Eve – he only tempted her with his fruit, so that she corrupt herself by partaking/fellowshipping with what he offered.  Again… If we are full in our daily bread by partaking with Jesus we will not seek to eat of anything impure in nature.  We do become what we eat of in such a way and if you remember what we discussed last week we learned it is wrong to even speak of those things evil people do.  I am going to call this “forbidden” fruit.  The Father desires to deliver us from all evil, not entertain it or embrace it.

So if we apply this truth to our lives, we will wisely guard our hearts in that we do not join in with those who are seeking like a mob to destroy others, even if what they are saying is true…  We should not be cursing anyone, ever.  By doing so we are indeed the ones who will be condemned.  Just because a mob is speaking truth does not mean they have a right to operate in anger.  Truth is to be easily entreated as it is etched upon our hearts – we must remember to never weary ourselves while doing good and to operate in love above all else.

How the Lord uses His own body is up to Him – sometimes He will show us and sometimes He does not.  1 Corinthians 3 gives the perfect example of how we are to submit to the Lord moving others to accomplish His will without envy, strife, confusion or questioning His sovereignty.

Sometimes the Lord will separate you from others, let Him.

Sometimes He uproots you from one gathering and places you into another, let Him.

Sometimes He will harden someone’s heart towards you, let Him.

Since He knows the end from the beginning – He severs relationships all the time and joins others all the same, as He gathers and collects His own body together.  We must learn to accept change, rather than try to force what was into our today and tomorrows.  Being bought with a price, no longer our own, we trust Him completely to use us at His will for a greater purpose and plan than we can see in the moment.  Learning to shake the dust off and move on when the Holy Spirit is leading us shows maturity and principled guidance when we let Him orchestrate our footsteps.

Your friend’s enemy does not necessarily mean they are your enemy too.  Let that sink in a moment.

I often ask myself…  If I lived during Jesus’s day – would I be in the mob crying crucify Him or at His feet in tears?  Truthfully, I can’t really answer that question.  I would hope I would not be in the mob – but then again, Jesus did not walk as the religious commanded, He was outside the box of rule and law.  So we need to reflect back on our lives – past behavior is a clear indicator of future behavior.  When the Lord uses the least of these – how do we react?  Do we curse them because they worship differently than us or because they are on the beginning portion of their journey – thinking ourselves to be higher than we ought to?  Or what do we do when Jesus doesn’t heal someone?  Can we accept possibly that to not heal is a part of His divine purpose or are we so set in our ways we cannot see His?  The truth is… Jesus did not heal everyone, not all the time.  What tables do we still have in our mindsets that need overturned?  These strongholds are choking the fullness of His word, altering His Kingdom coming into our lives which limits the Holy Spirit pouring out of us to others.  Jesus did nothing unless He saw His Father in Heaven doing it too.  We must lay down all pride and realize the Father gives, but He also takes away.  Some of us refuse to accept the Father would take anything away – but He surely does.  Anything that may corrupt us – even if it is good, will be taken away if it is placed on the throne of our hearts, where only Jesus should be.  Remember John saying he must decrease so that Jesus may increase in the lives of his own disciples he was ministering too?  This is why.

Once we get our vertical relationship with Jesus on point, right where it needs to be – all our horizontal relationships will be balanced and orderly, falling into perfect place.  So many of you cry yourselves to sleep at night or you cry in the shower when no one can hear you – but Jesus hears you.  He is offering complete and total wholeness if we would just trust and let Him in to reside fully with us.  Jesus is enough.  All that wanting and lack will leave when we seek only Him for fulfillment.  Quite often we are the delay to prayers because we are seeking the sign, miracle or wonder – rather than Him – the sign, miracle and wonder maker.  When we seek first the Kingdom of God – all things will be added to us.  Who or what are we seeking FIRST?

So I think I will leave us on that note…  Something to ponder and consider for next time…  Who or what are we seeking first – when sad? Angry? Troubled? Confused?  Is it Jesus?  Or is it another person?  Or even knowledge?  An escape?  Lord willing, we will start right there next time we gather together.

Let’s pray, just as Jesus taught us –

Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever]

Amen

And also Lord I pray we collectively as One Body, Your Body –

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

Overwhelmed By Love~

So earlier as I was just praying and talking to Jesus, I was asking Him to please guide me to do as He would do in a particular situation.
You see, I have this most precious and dear brother in the Lord, who I consider an honor to call my friend. He is so very kind and loving, resembling what a true brother would be to a sister who often is heartbroken… Me.
There is a catch though… He is what many have thrown away, a castaway, he is gay. But I am overwhelmed with love for him in my heart and nothing inside me could ever “Cast him away” like most everyone else has.
So this morning, I was asking the Lord to first please forgive me if I have done something in error or out of disobedience. I was crying in my heart because “the religious man” says, my brother’s blood would be on my hands and yet, I simply cannot bring myself to kick a brother who the World has knocked down. He has been trampled enough, I will not join in with the mob, I simply cannot do it.
So I was asking the Lord to please forgive me of my shortcoming in this. And He knows I always go against the grain, often walking alone.
Then He whispered into my heart…
This is what He said…
“Finally, you are surrendering to love, Himself. For it is not your love by which you are overwhelmed, it is Mine. To share, to give, to not withhold. Only man seeks a desire to withhold love, I do not. Everything I do, I do for the sake of love because I am FOR the sinners, not against them.”
He then began to show me different places of His walk here on Earth and how He was never angry, not once at sinners, but only the “Religious” that caused offense within Him. Because they were so offended, an offense towards them arose out of Him.
In my mind He showed me the woman caught in adultery and the one at the well. The sick, the lame – the ones with sores outside the body, reflecting the condition of their souls, He called them lepers. He showed me how when all others would not “touch” them, due to these sores, He gently placed His hand of love and mercy upon them – making them “clean” again. The castaways, the ones the Religious were too good for… He embraced, found worthy to be saved and most importantly LOVED.
This is me, this is you. Am I greater than my brother and friend because I sin differently than him? I then began to ponder… What was I thinking? And why Lord would I pray such a vain prayer, to ask forgiveness for loving someone? This made me blush with shame and then He touched me again, saying go freely, walk with Me to visit those who the World has cast to the ground. I said, “Yes Lord.” And He responded… “Your faith has made you whole.”
Then He told me…
❤️LOVE ISN’T LOVE UNTIL YOU GIVE IT AWAY and HE IS LOVE.
May You Be Blessed By His Love Today and May You Freely Give Away That Love You Have Been Freely Given ~

Angela ~ Marked By Heaven

“Plumblines”

❤️A Pearl The Lord Laid Upon My Heart Today ~
To the exact measurement you die to self, I will dwell within you, as you abide in Me. I have set you forth into the World as a “plumbline” ~ a measuring rod, in that whatever others do or don’t do unto you, for good or evil, they actually are rendering unto Me.
The World and even the religious vainly say, in pride, “I am judge.” But the truth is, as you surrender your whole self unto Me, it is not you judging, but rather Me judging through you, My vessel of love.
I judge perfectly ~ you are to judge no man.
Through you, many are weighed in the balance, only to be found wanting, because you have already been weighed, wanting only Me, surrendering your all.
Tell them, time is short, in which I will weigh no more and all will be set in unaltered stone.
Glory to the Lord. Amen.

Spirit & Truth ~

❤️Today’s Pearl ~
To worship {adore & revere} in Spirit & Truth means…
Our WALK matches our TALK and we are no longer labeled a hypocrite.
This is also why He says, “It is better to be cold or hot, than lukewarm,” because no MINGLING is present.
We then arrive at a place where we no longer say, “Lord, Lord,” because our hearts are continually upon Him, crying Abba Father, day and night. At this point our heart takes over what was previously only understood in the mind.
He is only fully KNOWN by love.
As we lay down every weight, which burdens us, we walk in the truth of Him, in which love has no end and no beginning.
We gradually move to envelope into the fiery flame of His love, melting into the sweet surrender of Him alone.
We die and He abides, as only He is pure Spirit & Truth.
We can only really worship Him in Spirit & Truth when we are truthful with ourselves.
To know Him, is to love Him and to love Him is seeing fully with the eyes of our hearts, void of self.

Seeking His Ways ~

Wondering…
IF we really did believe Jesus’s words, then would we stop judging and actually loving those we deem evil?
IF we believed… Mercy given to others is how we earn mercy from the Father, we would likely show mercy more to our enemies.
You know why? Because it would benefit self.
All these posts condemning others grieves my Spirit, I can only imagine how the Lord feels, if it is hurting my heart, what is it doing to His?
Who do you hate because they sin differently than you?
That very well could be the one you are called to bless rather than curse.
And then again… We would, IF it benefited self.

❤️Be merciful, just as your Father in Heaven is merciful. 
Luke 6:36
My truth…
I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for His mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.
2 Samuel 24:14

IF we do not love those we can see, it is impossible we love the One we cannot.

Lord please remove this heart of stone from us, replacing it with Your tender heart, in that we see all people the same… Weak and in need of a Savior, like You.❤️

Words Of Wisdom Through Wayne~TRUST

💗In order for us to be able to put our complete trust in the Lord He will put us into situations that He will resolve to show us that we can trust Him in all things.  Our trust in Him is important to Him and that is why we are tested in how much we do actually trust Him.  It has to emanate from the heart and not just be words that we speak.  He earns our trust by giving us trials and expects us to learn from them so that we will not be shaken by anything since our total trust is in Him and Him alone.  In our interpersonal relationships trust also has to be earned.  If trust has been established and then broken we are to keep the proper perspective and be very cautious in extending that trust once again.  It can only be reestablished when there is a concerted effort on the part of the person who betrayed that trust to regain the trust that was broken by their actions.  If that doesn’t occur we are to keep our guard up and not extend that trust to the individual.  We can still love a person even if they are untrustworthy just as we can love someone who is living a sinful lifestyle.  So our love for someone can’t be based on trust.  After all, we at times can be untrustworthy towards the Lord yet He never stops loving us.

Litany Of A Fault Finder ~

The truth is…  I used to be a “Fault Finder.”

I guess you could say these days I would be considered more of a “Recovering Fault Finder.”

In other words, I have seen the error of my ways, but seeking the fault of others is a temptation I deal with daily.  Just like any addiction, some days it is moment by moment I have to overcome and push past this temptation.

So, do I know the litany of a fault finder?  Oh yes, this is something I know all too well.  Funny how once you do actually see the faultiness of yourself, it becomes way more easy to spot it in another.  This is when we must not fall into the trap to partake once again…  Oh just one more “hit”… How tempting it is, especially when most all of those around you partake daily, beckoning you to join them.

I often joke about how hard it is for me not to “Judge the Judger’s…”  And although I may joke about it, this is a real struggle for me.

I see myself standing up now in a crowd declaring…  “Hi, my name is Angela, I am a fault finder.  I have been a fault finder since birth and the last time I looked for a fault in someone was about 30 seconds ago.”  I am giggling over here, because sometimes the truth is amusing and to be real is much better than to portray a lie.

Before you get too concerned for me, I need to explain something.  Most recently I have been under extreme scrutiny by so many.  The reasons are not important, but rather the results are something only the Lord can perform.  I started one writing titled ~ You Don’t Know Me ~ Because for the past several weeks it is like I have been under a proverbial microscope of scrutiny, even by those who love me very much and they truly believe they “Know” what is best for me.  I must admit I was getting a little frustrated, so I kept going to the Lord and telling Him that I understand their hearts are in the right place, but they do not know the “Fullness” of me or my life or even my current situation…  I would tell Him, only You know this fullness Lord, only You are My Answer, as You hold the key to my heart.  Comfort came when I understood, even this is purposed.  It is purposed that only the One Who created, knows His creation, being me and you, all of us.

He then began to show me glimpses of me and in times past I have done the same to others.  Sigh…  Yep, guilty as charged.

You are truly reading the penning of a recovering faultfinder who is in full repentance mode.  And as a result of me acknowledging my own wrongs, I am slowly able to not only cease faultfinding more easily, but dislike it so much that I will refuse it more often than partake when others are doing the same.  I am celebrating my recovery in Jesus, knowing without Him I could not overcome not one single temptation.  I really believe He is starting to clean me up a little, changing my heart and what it desires. 💗  All glory really goes to HIM, because separate of HIM, I really, really can do nothing.

Anyway, some of you may be wondering what a “Fault finder,” actually is?

These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage. Jude 1:16

FAULTFINDER is actually someone who feels appointed to point out the faults of others.  Some are even convinced the Lord has placed this command upon them to do so [which was me], while others just enjoy pointing out the shortcomings of others in order to make themselves feel better because they have a low self esteem.  Regardless, this act is forbidden and ungodly as we follow the example Jesus set before us.  When we are following in His footsteps, we truly will not do anything or say anything He did not do.  It is a stretch at best to find Jesus, the most perfect One, pointing out the faults of anyone, except the faultfinders themselves.  Funny how that works.  One example would be the woman caught in adultery, Jesus ignored their requests to condemn and stone her, instead telling them to cast a stone if they had no sin.  They definitely had the characteristics of a faultfinder. 

A faultfinder will try to “catch” another in a wrong, point it out to those they believe are “holy” to stain the reputation of the one who’s guilt is obvious.

This is why I cannot stay in position of being a faultfinder any longer:

  • I do not know the FULLNESS OF HIS WORD, therefore I cannot rightly divide it’s application in someone else’s life.
  • Jesus Alone is the Author and Finisher of each of His children, not me.
  • Only the Lord knows in truth the measurement of truth each person has personally received from Him at any given moment.  So therefore, only He can find fault in their walk.
  • Someone may be speaking the smallest of truth in their own lives, while I am judging by the larger measurement of truth He has taught me.
  • Because I am a partaker of meat, I expect others to be grown like me and hold them to a higher standard than Jesus would, they are still on the milk.
  • I can easily set a standard upon another, saying they are speaking false, when what they are saying is actually just unfamiliar to me personally.
  • Since all Scripture is given for reproof, correction and instruction – I need to remind myself I AM NOT SCRIPTURE as to not fall into a trap of comparing people to me and my walk.
  • I have a propensity to judge before the time.
  • I can only see in part concerning others, which makes it way too easy to judge by sight and not Spirit.
  • Lastly, although I am a spiritual being having a fleshly experience…  I am still in the flesh and cannot rightly judge anything.  All I am required to do is simply not be a “partaker” of darkness, not judge it.

So I pray these words resonate within your life, just as they did mine.  The Lord has been so very gracious to each of us, something we should never take for granted or expect.  He tells us mercy given is mercy received.  As we show mercy to one another, He in turn grants us mercy for all of our shortcomings and I have many.  Maybe, just maybe if we would all embrace this truth the World would be a better place, a kinder place to indwell until that day, when all things become new.  When those like me, shed this veil of faultfinding and walk fully upright in His glory.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity 
To accept the things I cannot change; 
Courage to change the things I can; 
And wisdom to know the difference. 

Living one day at a time; 
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world 
As it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right 
If I surrender to His Will; 
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life 
And supremely happy with Him 
Forever and ever in the next. 

Amen.

May The Lord Bless You In His Love,

Angela ~ Marked By Heaven💗

The Beginning of Wisdom~

💗The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

So why would we study WISDOM anyway?  Wisdom is woven into the Bible in every Book, it is something we often gloss right over through the misconception we believe we already have figured out devoid of what wisdom actually is.  After close examination and barely scratching the surface I am awakening to the understanding WISDOM is sadly one of the most overlooked Truths within the Biblical Texts.

It was a stirring within my Spirit, which set me on a journey in search of Wisdom and not viewed by man’s interpretation either, but in total revelation by our Lord.  I caution anyone who also feels a strong desire to further their understanding on Wisdom, be very careful who you listen to.  There are many new agers and ancient agers out there with a full on assault to confuse and deceive the elect children of God and the unsaved as well.

With that being said…  I will refer occasionally to the fact I am gleaning all my teaching through the Hebrew and Greek lexicon found on Blue Letter Bible and the KJV of the Bible, itself.  If I reference another source I will let you know in advance.

The answer to why we would study wisdom is easy…  Because we are told to do so by our Father.

Let’s look at some scriptures first, after that we will define wisdom in the Greek and Hebrew lexicon, as well as man’s dictionary.

We have all been told in Mathew 25 to be as the five wise virgins, have we not?  Let’s take a look into that familiar verse:

 1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

 Lamps: A shining torch fueled with (oil) imparted by the Spirit of Life through the seed)

Virgin: Someone who has abstained from all uncleanness and whoredom through idolatry, and so has kept their chastity for marriage – No idols on the throne of their heart!

Who carries the seed?  The Spirit of Life

Who receives the seed?  The Wise Virgins

The Seed is the Holy Spirit and Wisdom is imparted into the lamp by Him

The Seed carries the characteristics of the Holy Spirit & Jesus – who are One in the Father

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

Note: There are wise and unwise in the Kingdom of Heaven, in the following verses we will see exactly what sets them apart from one another.

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

Oil – Hebrews 1:9  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows

               While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

  • Notice they could not enter without the oil… If it was just simply a door, why did they not enter?
  • Please note: They had the outside appearance and the tools to be a virgin, however inwardly they were void.

We see here… without the oil (Seed) inside of us, we simply will not be ready when Jesus comes because our torches will not burn for Him.

Mathew 23

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

Back to wisdom…..

Proverbs 9

1Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

  • How are our days multiplied? Through wisdom.

💗Wisdom is available for EVERYONE!

Psalm 49

1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

  • Understanding wisdom can only come through the communication of the heart

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Proverbs 3

1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

  • If you understand her you will be happy

19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

  • Through her the Earth was found and through her understanding he established the Heavens

20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

32 For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

  • Froward, think and plan against another person
  • Secret – Secret council of the anointed and appointed of God, those who are righteous and wise

33 The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

  • Glory:
  1. Glorious, abundance, riches, splendor, dignity, reverence, reputation – all granted through HONOR

Can we all agree that wisdom cannot be attained by the flesh or the mind or the soul?  Wisdom, she is a life force, a Spirit, if you will.

For example:  Wisdom gives pure love to the heart like air gives breathe to the lungs.

Let’s look at the Greek and Hebrew roots concerning the word Wisdom.

Wisdom – Sophia is the root name, which is why she is always referred to as female, similar to the way we would not confuse Jesus as a male, Wisdom/Sophia is female… Both created in the image of The One – Our Father who is all things since before time began.  Female in this sense resembles the vessel which contains the seed.

Wisdom performs:

    1. Skill in war, prudence in religious affairs
    2. Is ethical and Spiritual in all matters
    3. Fully comprehends learning with clarity
    4. Shows piety to God without fail
    5. Demonstrates submission to the Creator’s will in alignment through mind, will,  actions
    6. Centered in one through the chambers of the heart
    7. Contains perfect capacities for perceiving and judging

A moral rather than an intellectual quality. To be “foolish” is to be godless (Psa 14:1; Jdg 19:23; 2Sa 13:13). True wisdom is a gift from God to those who ask it (Job 28:12-28; Pro 3:13-18; Rom 1:22; 16:27; 1Cr 1:17-21; 2:6-8; Jam 1:5). “Wisdom” in Pro 1:20; 8:1; 9:1-5 may be regarded not as a mere personification of the attribute of wisdom, but as a divine person, “Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God” (1Cr 1:24). In Mat 11:19 it is the personified principle of wisdom that is meant.

For “wisdom,”Sophia” is in almost every case the original word, the sole exception is in the New Testament being Lu 1:17 (phronesis).

Wisdom is the only-begotten of God (The Wisdom of Solomon 7:22), the effulgence of eternal light (The Wisdom of Solomon 7:26; compare Heb 1:3), living with God (The Wisdom of Solomon 8:3) and sharing His throne (The Wisdom of Solomon 9:4). She is the origin (or “mother”) of all creatures (The Wisdom of Solomon 7:12; compare 8:6), and is active in penetrating (The Wisdom of Solomon 7:24), ordering (The Wisdom of Solomon 8:1), and renewing (The Wisdom of Solomon 7:27) all things, while carrying inspiration to all holy souls (The Wisdom of Solomon 7:23), especially to Israel (The Wisdom of Solomon 10:17,18). Here there is no doubt that the personification has ceased to be rhetorical and has become real. Wisdom is thought of as a heavenly being, not so distinctively personal, perhaps, as an angel, but none the less far more than a mere rhetorical term; i.e. she is a “hypostasis.”

 Definition
  1. wisdom, broad and full of intelligence; used of the knowledge of very diverse matters
    1. the wisdom which belongs to men
      1. spec. the varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience, and summed up in maxims and proverbs
      2. the science and learning
      3. the act of interpreting dreams and always giving the sagest advice
      4. the intelligence evinced in discovering the meaning of some mysterious number or vision
      5. skill in the management of affairs
      6. devout and proper prudence in intercourse with men not disciples of Christ, skill and discretion in imparting Christian truth
      7. the knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living
    2. supreme intelligence, such as belongs to God
      1. to Christ
      2. the wisdom of God as evinced in forming and executing counsels in the formation and government of the world and the scriptures

Believers endowed with spiritual and practical wisdom, Rom 16:19; 1Cr 3:10; 6:5; Eph 5:15; Jam 3:13;  That is US!

CLARITY ~

Wisdom, broad and full of intelligence; used of the knowledge of very diverse matters the wisdom which belongs to men spec. the varied knowledge of things human and divine, acquired by acuteness and experience, and summed up in maxims and proverbs the science and learning the act of interpreting dreams and always giving the sagest advice the intelligence evinced in discovering the meaning of some mysterious number or vision skill in the management of affairs devout and proper prudence in intercourse with men not disciples of Christ, skill and discretion in imparting Christian truth the knowledge and practice of the requisites for godly and upright living supreme intelligence, such as belongs to God to Christ the wisdom of God as evinced in forming and executing counsels in the formation and government of the world and the scriptures

Further reading ~

Proverbs 6:16-23    What the Lord hates

Proverbs 8:22-31   Wisdom present before the Earth began

Proverbs 8:12  Prudence is with Her

Once we become more familiar with the ways of wisdom, we too will display the characteristics of “Being wise.”  Every answer we could ever seek is found in God’s Word.  To know wisdom is to know God.  If we read Proverbs, Chapters 1-9 we will discover in detail what wisdom will produce as fruit in our own lives.  I encourage you to read these Chapters for yourself and let the Holy Spirit lead and teach you according to how it was written.

As a matter of fact, I did just that myself and below is a list of qualities of what the Lord’s wisdom does as activated within a Child of God:

Proverbs 1-9 ~~~ Knowing Wisdom

  • Gives PERCEPTION
  • Gives INSTRUCTION
  • Gives JUSTICE
  • Gives JUDGMENT
  • Gives EQUITY
  • Is SUBTLE
  • Increases KNOWLEDGE
  • Imparts DISCRETION
  • Increases DESIRE TO LEARN and SEEK WISE COUNSEL
  • INTERPRETS DARK SAYINGS
  • IMPARTS FEAR OF THE LORD
  • CRIES OUT TO THE SIMPLE ONES WHO LOVE SIMPLICITY LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO DWELL WITHIN
  • Gives REPROOF
  • POURS HER SPIRIT INTO THOSE WHO WILL RECEIVE
  • Gives REVELATION
  • She CALLS OUT
  • She STRETCHES FORTH HER HAND
  • Gives COUNSEL
  • She LAUGHS AT THE CALAMITY OF FOOLS
  • She MOCKS WHEN FEAR COMES UPON FOOLS
  • She WILL NOT ANSWER THE CALLS OF THOSE WHO REJECTED HER KNOWLEDGE AND DID NOT FEAR THE LORD
  • Those who dwell with her shall be SAFE and QUIET
  • She WRITES THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD UPON OUR HEARTS
  • Gives UNDERSTANDING
  • She is a TREASURE HIDDEN
  • Only the LORD GIVES HER AWAY OUT OF HIS MOUTH TO THE RIGHTEOUS
  • She ENTERS INTO OUR HEART
  • Makes our SOUL PLEASANT
  • She PRESERVES us
  • DELIVERS US FROM EVIL PEOPLE AND STRANGERS
  • HELPS US TO REMEMBER OUR COVENANT WITH GOD
  • Assists us to WALK WITH GOOD MEN
  • KEEPS OUR PATH RIGHTEOUS
  • MAKES US UPRIGHT and PERFECTED
  • GRANTS LONG LIFE and EXTENDS OUR DAYS
  • Imparts MERCY
  • Conduit for FAVOR
  • Assists in TRUSTING THE LORD and ACKNOWLEDGING HIM
  • GIVES HEALTH TO OUR PHYSICAL BODY
  • Helps us HONOR GOD
  • INCREASES OUR FRUIT and WEALTH
  • Makes us LOVE CORRECTION
  • Makes us HAPPY
  • MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY MATERIAL TREASURE ON EARTH
  • PRECIOUS
  • KEEPS TRACK OF THE DAYS – CONTAINING THE NUMBER IN HER HANDS
  • IN HER RIGHT HAND IS RICHES AND HONOR
  • FULL OF PLEASANTNESS and PEACE
  • She is a TREE OF LIFE
  • We can RETAIN HER
  • By her the EARTH WAS FOUNDED
  • By her the HEAVENS WERE ESTABLISHED
  • By her the DEPTHS ARE BROKEN
  • By her the CLOUDS DROP DOWN THE DEW
  • The Children of God KEEP HER
  • Imparts GRACE
  • Prevents us from STUMBLING
  • CASTS AWAY FEAR
  • KEEPS OUR SLEEP SWEET
  • WILL NOT ALLOW US TO BE TAKEN WHEN THE DESOLATION OF THE WICKED COMES
  • Shows us how to be CONFIDENT
  • She opposes those who: WITHHOLD THAT WHICH IS GOOD,  DEVISE EVIL AGAINST ANOTHER, STRIVE WITH ONE FOR NO REASON, ENVY OR OPPRESS ANOTHER, ARE FOOLISH
  • She will SCORN THOSE WHO SCORN
  • Imparts GLORY ON THE HUMBLE
  • She is to be made KNOWN
  • SHE FORCES HERSELF ON NO ONE
  • SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO THE CHILDREN OF THE CREATOR
  • GIVES GOOD DOCTRINE
  • HELPS US RETAIN THE WORDS OF OUR LORD IN OUR HEARTS
  • GRANTS LIFE
  • MAKES US REMEMBER
  • WILL NOT BE FORSAKEN
  • PRESERVE US
  • If you love her, you will be KEPT
  • She is a PRINCIPAL OF FAITH
  • If you exalt her, you will BE PROMOTED
  • DELIVERS A CROWN OF GLORY
  • KEEPS US FROM STUMBLING
  • SHE IS OUR LIFE FORCE
  • KEEPS US FROM THOSE WHO ARE WICKED and cause others to fall
  • SHINING LIGHT
  • MAKES OUR HEART DILIGENT
  • SHUTS THE LIPS OF THE WICKED
  • KEEPS US FROM BEING ENTANGLED WITH DARKNESS
  • OPENS OUR EARS TO HEAR INSTRUCTION FROM TEACHERS
  • DIRECTS OBEDIENCE
  • SATISFIES
  • RAVISHES WITH LOVE
  • ONLY RESTS WITHIN THE HUMBLE
  • NO MISCHIEF ESCAPES HER UNDERSTANDING
  • HATES: The proud, lying, hands that shed innocent blood, heart that has wicked imaginations, mischief, false witness who does not walk what he speaks, those who sow discord among the brethren
  • INSURES WE KEEP THE FATHER’S COMMANDMENTS AND THE MOTHER’S LAW
  • AGAINST LUST
  • OPERATES IN TOTAL PURITY AND CLARITY AND LOVE
  • DESPISES THOSE WHO SEEK TO SATISFY THEIR SOULS
  • DECLARES THOSE WHO COMMIT ADULTERY IN MIND, WORD OR DEED SHALL HAVE THEIR SOUL DESTROYED – THROUGH HIS OWN SELF INFLICTED WOUNDS
  • SHE IS YOUR SISTER
  • GIVES SPIRITUAL EYESIGHT
  • She CRIES
  • STANDS IN HIGH PLACES
  • SPEAKS OF EXCELLENT AND RIGHT THINGS
  • DWELLS WITH PRUDENCE
  • Grants KNOWLEDGE OF WITTY INVENTIONS
  • LOVES THOSE WHO LOVE HER
  • IS ONLY FOUND WHEN SOUGHT AFTER
  • Those who love her will INHERIT SUBSTANCE
  • WAS POSSESSED BY THE LORD BEFORE HE BEGAN HIS WORKS
  • WAS SET UP FROM EVERLASTING BEFORE THE EARTH WAS FORMED
  • WAS BROUGHT FORTH WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING FORMED
  • WAS PRESENT WHEN THE HEAVENS WERE FORMED
  • SHE WAS BY THE CREATOR AS ONE AND WAS BROUGHT UP WITH HIM
  • WAS HIS DAILY DELIGHT, REJOICING ALWAYS WITH HIM
  • HER DELIGHTS ARE WITH THE SONS OF MEN
  • BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO KEEP HER WAYS
  • THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST HER, SIN AGAINST THEIR OWN SOUL
  • WISDOM BUILDS A SPIRITUAL HOUSE
  • SHE REFLECTS THE SEVEN SPIRIT OF CREATOR GOD
  • SHE FEEDS SPIRITUAL FOOD AT A TABLE
  • SHE HAS HAND MAIDENS
  • The simple FEAST UPON HER
  • She REBUKES A WISE MAN AND HE LOVES HER FOR IT
  • Her INSTRUCTION MAKES A WISE MAN, WISER
  • She TEACHES A JUST MAN AND HE WILL INCREASE IN LEARNING
  • When one fears the Lord, ONE WILL BEGIN TO KNOW HER

When we become one with Wisdom…. We become one with THE ONE… Our Creator Father.  Amen.

May The Lord Bless You Abundantly With His Wisdom,

In His Love,

Angela ~ Marked By Heaven💗

What Have You Eaten Of In This Garden Called THE WORLD?

Do you know what the first sin was that was committed after the fall?  Some of you already do know, but for those who don’t, it is very eye opening.

Keeping in mind FRUIT came from THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL

JESUS IS THE TREE OF LIFE so this helps us to understand that lucifer is the tree of knowledge of good and evil and it was HIM who opened the eyes of Adam and Eve by what they ATE or rather what they PARTOOK OF AND LET INTO THEM.

For the sake of precepts, let’s say that anything we TAKE INTO US by watching, listening to and reading… Contains SEEDS and those SEEDS produce FRUIT in our lives for the good or the bad, depending upon the source.  Lucifer took HIS FRUIT – knowledge of good and evil, offered it to Eve and she took it inside her when she willingly accepted it into her, so she now shared in something only known by lucifer and our Father, of course… That being, coming into the knowledge there was both GOOD AND EVIL on Earth.   She lost her innocence at that moment and THEN… She offered some of what was in her to Adam and he as well, rebelled and disobeyed and therefore received the impure portion of Eve into himself and he became tainted… They then BECOME ONE FLESH IN SIN, where before the fall in rebellion THEY WERE ONE FLESH IN PURITY.

So… I am trying to keep this simple so you can see what really was birthed that day… That which is carried forth AS SEEDS, PRODUCING FRUIT, from generation to generation…  Hence, the curse we are all born under.

Genesis 3:2-14

The serpent was the craftiest of all the creatures the Lord God had made. So the serpent came to the woman. “Really?” he asked. “None of the fruit in the garden? God says you mustn’t eat any of it?” “Of course we may eat it,” the woman told him. [It is our choice to rebel] “It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not to eat. God says we mustn’t eat it or even touch it, or we will die.” “That’s a lie!” [Accuser] the serpent hissed. “You’ll not die!  God knows very well that the instant you eat it you will become like him, for your eyes will be opened—you will be able to distinguish good from evil!” The woman was convinced. How lovely and fresh looking it was! [Evil is appealing to allure us] And it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit and gave some to her husband, and he ate it too. And as they ate it, suddenly they became aware of their nakedness, and were embarrassed. [Shame always makes us want to cover ourselves]  So they strung fig leaves together to cover themselves around the hips. That evening they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden; and they hid themselves among the trees. The Lord God called to Adam, “Why are you hiding?”And Adam replied, “I heard you coming and didn’t want you to see me naked. So I hid.” “Who told you you were naked?” the Lord God asked. “Have you eaten fruit from the tree I warned you about?” “Yes,” Adam admitted, “but it was the woman you gave me who brought me some, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God asked the woman, “How could you do such a thing?” “The serpent tricked me,” she replied.

BLAME AND SHAME GO HAND IN HAND…

When you just read the account in Genesis, did you see what was the subtle knowledge Eve was tempted with?  It was the KNOWING OF GOOD AND EVIL.  Once she came into agreement with lucifer by receiving what he offered her, her eyes were then opened that ADAM was both good and evil.  Before she only saw the GOOD IN HIM.  Then because she passed this knowledge onto him, he took it from her – received it [ate of it] he then saw her as being both good and evil, as well.

I hope you are getting this…  Look what was born…. BLAME carried forth because of SHAME.  This is why we must guard our hearts at all times and be so very careful who we come into agreement with.  Because we now KNOW GOOD AND EVIL just like Adam and Eve, we too can be ensnared to partake and become an accuser of the brethren, resembling the accuser himself.  Or rather producing his fruit, which is in opposition to Jesus, which is love.💗

The temptation offered to us in these days is THE WORLD.  Entertainment, News, Revelation, etc…  Are all set before us as a snare to partake in, so that we too will accuse and blame.

Pure love to overlook the flesh deeds of another died that day. Very sad… So now the curse is we SEEK TO SEE THE EVIL IN EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING AROUND US when in truth, just like Jesus does with us ~ we are to LOVE ONE ANOTHER because LOVE AND ONLY LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.  Our sins and other’s sins.

This makes me cry… For some reason it breaks my heart in longing, to be in the original design of the Garden again, before my own eyes were opened to both evil and good.  It is only by being born again, through the Spirit, that we may overcome and attain the very innocence of returning to our first appointment with LOVE.

I just have to show you again, by the Word, about blame… the first sin committed tells us everything.

The enemy did not even lie to them when he said they would not SURELY die, because they didn’t… falling and dying are two different things totally.  Instead their eyes were open, just as Father told them what would happen, it happened.   Spiritually they died when their flesh fell and the same holds true for us.

Before the fall, Adam and Eve loved one another regardless of their shortcomings or rather NAKEDNESS, but after they disobeyed the Lord they immediately wanted to COVER their shortcomings, even if it meant blaming one another and the serpent.

Because of rebellion, we all are not seeing clearly and it is only through the dying of self daily this curse no longer has a hold on us.

Why did Lucifer fall?  Pride

What tactics does he use on us so that we partake in them with him causing us to fall?  Blame

How does he keep us bound to the fallen state?  Shame

Love is always a CHOICE💗

I encourage you to go back and read the account in Genesis I shared, again.  But, this time read it with Spiritual eyes to see, in order the glean the wisdom granted to you through the Holy Spirit.  As you read again, understand that THE GARDEN in this story is THE WORLD and you, just as Adam and Eve were placed within the Garden, so are you placed within the World.  Ask the Lord to show you how you have fallen and covered yourself, as you partook what the enemy has so subtly offered to you.  Has it changed you?  Do you no longer operate from a place of pure love, one to another to the point you are now in agreement with the accuser?  Do you feel as if you have enough KNOWLEDGE about someone or something that you can even accuse them as your brethren?

I saw one of the most heartbreaking statements from a church leader no less, the other day.  It said…  “Let us not unify in love alone, but in Jesus…”  This totally broke my heart for this person and I thought, he does not know Jesus at all.  Jesus is love and we can never, ever separate the two.  Anything done without love is done in vain for the glory of self.  My eyes were open that day to the truth of so many people in the World today.  Did I say anything or accuse him?  No, I remained silent, as who am I to point out the weakness of another?  However, I was promptly lead to intercede and pray all the more for this person and any others who do not KNOW, LOVE HIMSELF.  For sadly, I know on that day, Jesus will say, “Depart from me, I NEVER KNEW YOU.”  And to me, that is the most fearful thing I never want to hear.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 John 4:7-8

It is my prayer that each one of you will experience the fullness of falling in love with Jesus.

May the Lord Bless You with His Love,

💗Angela ~ Marked By Heaven

A Heartfelt Writing Shared By ~ Brother Craig Sheehy

💗THE LOVE OF CHRIST

CHRIST IS THEE EMBODIMENT OF LOVE TO BE CHRIST LIKE IS TO EMBODY HIS LOVE

LOVE AN INTENSE FEELING OF DEEP AFFECTION

BUT LOVE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A INTENSE FEELING AN EMOTION

LOVE BUILDS BRIDGES CLOSES GAPS HEALS WOUNDS AND SICKNESS CLEANSES THE MIND.

LOVE GOES FAR BEYOND WHAT MAN CAN COMPREHEND LOVE IS AS VAST AS THE UNIVERSE YET CAN BE SUMMED UP IN ONE SINGLE WORD ONE NAME JESUS

JESUS TO THE BELIEVER WELL WHEN WE HEAR THIS NAME A CALM A SECURITY A FEELING OF COMPLETE WHOLENESS TAKES OVER YOU BECOME WRAPPED IN HIS LOVE HELD IN HIS HAND YOU BECOME HIS CHILD NO MATTER THE AGE,

YOU WANT NOTHING MORE THAN FOR HIM TO SPEAK HIS LOVE INTO YOUR SPIRIT AND AT TIMES BECOME ONE WITH CHRIST THESE ARE THE GLIMPSES JESUS REVEALS THROUGH HIS LOVE

THE LORD DOES NOT NEED TO PROVE HIS LOVE HE IS LOVE

LOVE DOES NOT PROVE ITSELF IT SHOWS ITSELF LOVE SEEKS LOVE FINDS LOVE DOES NOT SIT AROUND AND WAIT IT MOVES FORWARD SEEKING TO LOVE.

LOVE CRIES OUT TO THE BLIND THE LEPER THE DRUNKARD THE PROSTITUTE LOVE SEEKS THE LOST BRINGS THEM IN

JESUS DID NOT SIT AROUND HE HAD A PURPOSE A REASON TO BE HIS HEAVENLY FATHER.

JESUS HAD ONE PURPOSE TO BRING US HOME AND HIS LOVE BEARING ALL PAIN BEARING ALL SUFFERING GAVE IT ALL WITHOUT HESITATION HE MARCHED FORWARD TO THE CROSS KNOWING HIS LOVE WOULD CONQUER ALL.

LOVE LIVES IN AND THROUGH CHRIST BUT LOVE LIVES IT BREATHES IT CONSUMES THE HATRED OF THIS ROTTEN WORLD

LOVE FIGHTS A SECOND BY SECOND BATTLE FOR THE SOULS OF MEN.

MAN’S LOVE CONSISTS OF FEELINGS EMOTIONS WHICH GOD GAVE US BUT WHEN WE FINALLY GRASP THE CONCEPT THAT LOVE IS THE MOST AMAZING THING IN THIS UNIVERSE

THAT ARE LORD IS A ALL CONSUMING FIRE OF LOVE WE CAN FINALLY SUBMIT OURSELVES TO CHRISTS LOVE

WE CANNOT RUN CANNOT HIDE WHEN YOU BELONG TO THE LORD HE DOES NOT LET GO THAT IS LOVE’

MOST FEAR A LOVE THAT REVEALS WHO THEY ARE SO THEY RUN

A CHILD OF GOD ACCEPTS FAILURE ACCEPTS THE FACT THAT AS STRONG AS SMART AS BIG AS WE THINK WE ARE WE KNOW WE ARE NOTHING WITHOUT JESUS AND EVERYTHING WITH HIM.

I SAID EARLIER THAT GOD WILL NOT PROVE HIMSELF TO US PROVE HIS LOVE

BUT HASN’T HE IN SO MANY BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL WAYS DO WE NOT AS THE LORDS CHILDREN JUST KNOW WE ARE LOVED

IF WE TRULY TRUST AND BELIEVE THEN WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW WE ARE LOVED AND REST WELL IN THIS FACT

LOVE IS COMING FOR ALL OF US THE SAVED THE UNSAVED WE SHALL ALL BOW WEATHER IN MERCY OR JUDGEMENT LOVE SHALL BRING US ALL TO OUR KNEES

SOME MAY FEAR THIS THE BELIEVER SEES KNOWS THE BEAUTY IN THIS

GOD’S PROMISES ARE YES AND AMEN YOU CAN BELIEVE ON THIS FACT

THE LORD DOES NOT LIE BECAUSE HE CANNOT LIE LOVE DOES NOT LIE

GOD’S LOVE IS LIKE A MASTERPIECE OF ART A SYMPHONY IN PERFECT TUNE YOUR FAVORITE SONG ON THE RADIO IT ENCOMPASSES YOU IN PERFECT PEACE