Being FOR Jesus~

Bible Study for Today💗

Luke 9

  • Jesus had called the 12 disciples together – He gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure all diseases. He sent them to preach the KINGDOM OF GOD and to heal the sick.
  • He told them to take NOTHING for their journey, no coat, no money, no food.
  • He told them to enter a house to stay in on this journey
  • But if they enter a place that WILL NOT RECEIVE THEM, when they leave they are to shake the dust off their feet for A TESTIMONY AGAINST THEM.
  • They journeyed long and wide healing and preaching to many.
  • People started talking questioning if John had risen from the dead or that Elias had appeared or some other dead prophets were risen again.
  • This bothered King Herod because he knew he had beheaded John and desired to see him so the King took the disciples aside privately.
  • Even this made others follow them getting healed and listening to the Kingdom of God.
  • The people became hungry so Jesus instructed they should feed them – about 5000 men to be exact. All they had were 5 loves and two fishes.  After Jesus took the food, He looked up to Heaven and blessed the food and it was enough to feed them all enough and they were filled.  With the fragments left over they put into their 12 baskets for the rest of the journey.
  • Jesus went to be alone and pray then He asked the disciples… Who do the people say I am?
  • They told Him people were saying He was John the Baptist, Elias or one of the prophets of old.
  • They He asked the disciples… Who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said THE CHRIST OF GOD.
  • He told them NOT TO TELL ANYONE THAT.
  • He explained to them – The Son of Man must suffer many things and be REJECTED BY THE ELDERS AND PRIESTS AND SCRIBES AND BE SLAIN TO BE RAISED THE THIRD DAY.
  • He told them all: IF ANYONE SEEKS TO COME AFTER ME, HE MUST DENY HIMSELF, DAILY TAKE UP HIS CROSS (SUFFERING) AND FOLLOW JESUS.  He told them if they SEEK TO SAVE THEIR LIVES, THEY WILL LOSE IT but if they LOSE THEIR LIVES FOR HIS SAKE, THEY SHALL BE SAVED.
  • He told them it is of no advantage to gain the whole World and be lost or cast away.
  • Jesus also told them if ANYONE is ASHAMED OF HIM OR HIS WORDS, then He will be ashamed of them on the DAY HE COMES IN HIS OWN GLORY AND THE FATHER’S GLORY in the PRESENCE OF ANGELS.
  • He then told them – Some of you standing here right now will never taste death until they see the Kingdom of God.
  • Eight days later – Jesus took Peter, John and James to the mountain to pray. While He was praying HIS APPEARANCE CHANGED – His clothing became white and glistening.
  • And all of a sudden two men (Moses and Elias) appeared talking to Jesus. They too appeared in the Glory of the Lord sharing how Jesus must decrease in Jerusalem.
  • The three apostles had fallen into a deep sleep then woke up seeing Jesus, Elias and Moses in the Glory.
  • Peter then called Jesus – Master saying it is good for us to be here and unknowingly Peter said to Jesus, let us make three tabernacles, one for each of you.
  • As Peter spoke A CLOUD OVERSHADOWED THEM, THEY GOT VEAR FEARFUL and ENTERED INTO THE CLOUD. In the cloud they heard a voice saying THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, HEAR HIM.
  • After they heard the voice, they saw Jesus was alone standing there. They shared what they had seen and heard with no man – keeping it close to them (like a pearl).
  • The next day they came down from the mountain and many people met them.
  • A man brought his son to Jesus for deliverance from devils. He relayed to Jesus the disciples were unable to cast the evil spirit out.  Jesus said to them – You are a faithless and perverse generation – How long must I suffer you and be with you?  Bring me your son.
  • Jesus then rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child- returning him to his father.
  • They were all amazed by the power of God and wondered about the things Jesus did.
  • Jesus then told His disciples – LET THIS SINK DEEP INTO YOUR EARS, THE SON OF MAN SHALL BE DELIVERED INTO THE HANDS OF MEN. But they did not understand as IT WAS HID FROM THEM to perceive.  Out of fear they did not ask Him to clarify.
  • All of a sudden they began to dispute WHICH ONE OF THEM SHOULD BE THE GREATEST.
  • Jesus PERCEIVED THEIR HEARTS.
  • He took a child and sat that child RIGHT BESIDE HIM
  • He told them WHOEVER RECEIVES THIS CHILD IN MY NAME RECEIVES ME. WHOEVER RECEIVES ME RECEIVES MY FATHER WHO SENT ME.
  • Jesus then said THE LEAST AMONG YOU SHALL BE GREAT.
  • John then said to Jesus – Master we saw one casting out devils in Your Name but we forbid him to do so because he doesn’t follow us. Jesus said – FORBID HIM NOT, FOR HE THAT IS NOT AGAINST US IS FOR US.
  • The time had come for Jesus to head towards Jerusalem and be lifted up so He sent His messengers to ready a village in Samaria for Him but they did not receive Him. When John and James saw this they asked the Lord – Are you going to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them as Elias did?
  • Jesus turned and REBUKED THEM saying YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT SPIRIT YOU ARE OF. THE SON OF MAN IS NOT COME TO DESTROY MAN’S LIVES, BUT TO SAVE THEM.
  • So they went to another village.
  • A man approached Jesus and said Lord I will follow You wherever You go. Jesus said, foxes have holes and the birds have their nests but THE SON OF MAN HAS NO WHERE TO LAY HIS HEAD.  Then Jesus looked at another man and said FOLLOW ME.  But the man said – Lord wait for me to go bury my father.  Jesus replied with LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD WHILE YOU GO PREACH THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
  • Another man approached Jesus saying – I will follow you but first I need to go to my house and tell everyone goodbye. Jesus replied to him by saying NO MAN WHO PUTS HIS HAND TO THE PLOW AND LOOKS BACK IS FIT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. (Once we follow Jesus, we can no longer return to our old life)

 Just a few points about this study:

The disciples errored when they forbid someone WHO DID NOT FOLLOW THEM from casting out evil spirits.  Jesus relayed to them that as long as SOMEONE IS FOR US, THEY ARE NOT AGAINST US.

The same is true IF SOMEONE IS AGAINST US, THEY ARE NOT FOR US.

How would we know?  Contention and strife with accusation.  Which is a good reminder to us to not accuse anyone at any time.

In Greek to be AGAINST someone means – to accuse or go against

So here we can perceive – as long as someone is following Jesus then we should not interfere, stand in the way of, forbid what they are doing, accuse them or come against the means by which they are serving the Kingdom of God.

Who are we to know fully the plans of the Lord?  Can we really for a fact know that certain people who are not following us are not performing according to how the Lord is directing them?  This is especially true for anyone who says Jesus is Lord in their lives.

I believe many of us do struggle and have errored in this way on numerous occasions.

Lately, I just keep being pressed in my Spirit continually to NOT BLAME anyone for anything, which grieves the Holy Spirit greatly.

The whole premise of this Chapter gives us a relevant view of just WHAT IT DOES LOOK LIKE TO FOLLOW JESUS:

  • Take nothing with you
  • Enter places and only stay if you are received
  • You leave a place if you are not received and shake the dust off
  • You are on a long journey and during the course of your life’s journey you will meet up with many to tell about the Kingdom of God, to heal, deliver, cast out evil spirits ALL BY THE POWER OF THE LORD
  • You will see the Glory of the Lord appear
  • You will feed many people and always have enough sustenance for yourself
  • There will be times that the Lord reveals a mystery that is only for you and a couple witnesses but you are not to share it with others
  • You will know Jesus is the Son of God
  • You will be rejected just as He was by elders and higher ups in the church – religious people – but Jesus will raise you up again
  • You must continually deny yourself to follow Jesus
  • There is suffering on the journey
  • You will no longer seek to save your life
  • In losing your life, you will be saved eternally
  • You are not ashamed of Jesus and therefore He will not be ashamed of you
  • You are promised intimate times with Jesus
  • You will be full of faith, no longer perverse
  • You no longer desire or care who is the greatest because as a child you shall believe and walk
  • You start to see all others as children and therefore you receive them in His Name just as you receive Him
  • You never forbid or refuse another from serving the Lord whether they follow after you or not is irrelevant
  • You do not call fire down upon another or a place knowing Jesus seeks to save man not burn them
  • You willingly leave all things behind to follow Jesus
  • You no longer look back at your old life desiring those things you once did
  • First and foremost above all things, you are devoted to ONE-JESUS.

This study was beautiful and encouraging.  Like me, you probably can strike several things off your list and yet still see several other things that need worked on in order to live a life laid down fully to Jesus in order to assure we are serving His Kingdom purpose.

Heavenly Father, today we once again say yes to You and that we will live a life laid down in full submission to Your will.  Help us Lord to overcome all obstacles of the flesh in order we shine a little brighter for You in this dark World.  We give You all glory and honor and praise the for the timeless gift of Your Son Jesus.  May we continue to grow in Faith and walk with Him each day. In His Mighty Name we pray. Amen

IMPOSTORS In The Church Body

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2 Corinthians 11

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

  • THIS IS A WARNING TO THE BRIDE OF CHRIST

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

  • EVE WAS BEGUILED BY SUBTLE MEANS

What does it mean to be subtle?  “Of mixture (false/truth) – using clever and indirect methods to achieve something, to give hints and be mysterious, to be crafty, highly skillful and have great insight to deeply understand”

  • STAY SIMPLE CONCERNING EVIL

For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

  • IF IT IS NOT WRITTEN IN THE WORD IT COULD LEAD YOU ASTRAY
  • BY TESTING THE SPIRITS BY THE WRITTEN WORD OF THOSE WHO SPEAK – THERE IS A LOT OF UNNECESSARY TEACHINGS OUT THERE – We were warned about this many times.

 

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

  • WHO DO THEY APPEAR LIKE? Apostles – leader inside the Church who teaches and instructs, performing signs, miracles and wonders.

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

  • WE ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN BY THEIR INIQUITOUS WORKS.
  • SATAN HIMSELF ALSO APPEARED TO EVE AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

  • SO OBVIOUSLY HIS MINISTERS WILL ALSO APPEAR TO BE MINISTERS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • How do we know WHO they are? They LIE and DECEIVE.  The devil is the Father of all liars, just as it is written.

 

WHAT IS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT?

The Greek defines ANGEL OF LIGHT as the following:

ANGEL in this sense means LEADER, PASTOR, MESSENGER

LIGHT in this sense means one who:

Is a lamp and shines brightly

Appears brilliant

Speaks of truth and knowledge, together with spiritual purity

Is seen in the public – manifests

One who reasons with the mind

Has a deep understanding of moral and spiritual truth

Lures people with their minds and opinions

To make known or declare one’s thoughts by speaking

 

So basically…  These are those INSIDE the church body who are very crafty being used by satan himself.  They are difficult to recognize because they appear as a LIGHT and have a gathering who listen to them.  They appear brilliant due to the fact they have much knowledge and a deep understanding of Spiritual truth.  They are very alluring to your mind through enticing words.

TODAY…. WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THESE “IMPOSTERS”

 

Heavenly Father I just thank You with all that I am that You have provided Your truth to those of us who seek You with a pure heart.  I thank You that there is not a possible way for the elect to be deceived as long as we keep You first and foremost in our hearts.  Your gift of discernment is valued and treasured during these evil days we live in and we glorify Your Name as You impart the teachings of righteousness within us as Your truth, Your wisdom and Your life giving words which open our eyes to see and our ears to hear only that which is righteous and true.  Father I thank You for sending Your precious Son, Jesus to save us from eternal death.  Today we open our hearts to You and ask You to guide us and teach us through the Holy Spirit. 

In Jesus’s Mighty Name. Amen

So for today the Lord has laid this on my heart to share with you all what He has been showing me about the most SUBTLE ways in which the enemy deceives… Just like he beguiled Eve in the Garden and even to the point of Judas betraying Jesus with a kiss in another garden – the Garden of Gethsemane.  Both were gardens and for today’s teaching consider THE CHURCH your GARDEN.  Now it goes without saying – all things work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.  So where our lives are concerned as we rely on Him, we trust Him to not leave anything undone.  Remember… IF it were possible, the elect would be deceived, but that is not possible.  Praise the Lord!

The Lord started telling me weeks ago that I did not know my own enemy.  Which is the genesis of today’s teaching.  My prayer is after today you will have gleaned a little more insight and wisdom to his ways and be a little more aware and on guard when he sneaks into the fold, so to speak.

The Word tells us to RESIST THE ENEMY AND HIS SCHEMES AND SNARES.  Sadly, the Lord pointed out to me we often resist but carry on unaware of his schemes and snares.  Today we are going to become more aware of our surroundings and KNOW WHO THE REAL ENEMY actually is in our midst.  He uses one major tactic against us – Catching us UNAWARE.  He seeks to be worshiped above our Heavenly Father and he lays snares of false worship at our feet to pull us away from the worship of the One True Jesus.  He does this by transforming INTO an angel of light by taking advantage, tempting us and sifting us in order to possess and imprison us.  These MINISTERS OF LIGHT are imposters, counterfeits and use mind control to alter our thinking process, placing us in torment because they are in torment themselves often through FEAR.

Let’s go over some of their tactics:

Provoke

Lie

Murder with their lips

Cause illness

Cause spiritual blindness

Perform signs, miracles and lying wonders

Shoot flaming arrows of doubt

Try to hinder us

Condemn us

Try to devour us

Steal the Word once it is sown into us

 

The enemy will use any willing vessel he can get ahold of to accomplish these goals, so do not be surprised as he does this to all the brethren of Jesus Christ.

One key weapon we have to battle his schemes is forgiveness.

2 Corinthians 2:10-11 says:

10 To whom ye forgive anything, I forgive also: for if I forgave anything, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;

11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

The enemy is set to divide and conquer, he is in the midst of us as we are co-laborers with Jesus.  Forgiveness breeds unity in the Body of Christ. The Word speaks much on forgiveness, so satan does not outwit us creating division.  Remember, as of today we are no longer unaware of his schemes.

Have you all noticed how bold and less subtle the enemy is getting lately?  This is why…

We have not only allowed the enemy into the Church Body, but sadly we have invited him – set the table, pulled out his seat and asked him to dine with us – making him welcome, rather than resisting him.

We have done this by:

Fellowshipping with his followers

We have remained silent and fast asleep

We have this sloppy agape thing going on to ease our own conscience

We reason with the enemy rather than defeat him, ignoring the instruction which has been given to us

We often deny the Sovereignty of the Father by stirring up and passing on evil reports which have nothing to do with salvation itself, glorify evil as we wring our hands doing his bidding

We can recognize him INSIDE the Church, but like a deer looking into headlights we fail to do as instructed and resist him – we are now in a frozen state.  His tactics are to:  Disrupt, distract, demean, destroy, divide, dishonest and many more devilish ways… While we turn a deaf ear, frozen in time.

He targets those who LOVE THE TRUTH AND SPEAK IT.  It is not enough for us to speak the truth – the Bible tells us we must LOVE THE TRUTH (Jesus).

He targets leaders inside the church first because if he can take down the leaders the whole congregation will be shaken.  The Lord gave me a vision the other day as an example of how the enemy weaves in and out of families.  I saw a large pine tree, healthy and planted, very study and strong in good soil.  What He showed me was:  Jesus is the Root of this tree.  Michael is the trunk of the tree (strong) and I am the soil (nourishing) and the COT Family is the fruit on display in the tree.  You all were such beautiful foliage, to the well-nourished tree in my vision.  I kept seeing little bugs sent to bring down the tree to destroy it.  What we tolerate will abide, the Lord showed me and if tolerated to multiply it certainly will affect the general overall health and well-being of the tree.

The key here is to be aware – If the enemy cannot reach the leaders he will whisper to the followers to do his bidding.  You know why?  If he can keep the leaders distracted, the word is choked – the tree becomes weak and little fruit is being produced.  If we all work together – as one tree – you maintain the tree by silencing the enemy when he is present because he operates in the foliage. By doing this the Word is not choked and you are nourished in return.  This should be our cycle of life in COT.  All of this can be overcome in LOVE alone.

An impostor banks on fitting in and appearing as light, they stay inside to do the most damage by murmuring, causing strife and division.  Why?  I am glad you asked… Are you ready?

If the enemy can get us to battle one another… Guess what?  We are not battling the evil and they who are sent to do his bidding succeed.  We turn on one another – he stays and some family flees.  Devils can only enter in through open doors.  They stay by invitation only.  They are not resisted, so they remain.  This is also the very reason why judgment starts inside the House of God.

Without the full armor of God we have a lack of discernment with blinders on.  We are getting weaker as the enemy is getting bolder.  These workers of iniquity are very bold and mock the Lord on High.  The church is weak because they carry evil reports to and fro across the Earth.  That in in itself is wearing out many Saints.  There is so much mixed in with the church right now, only the Lord Himself can inflict a heart of repentance.  By calling good evil and evil good we seek entertainment calling it ministry quite often, Lord help us.

For all you news junkies out there…  I hate to tell you what the Lord showed me, but He is forcing me to.  He told me how so many are doing the enemy’s bidding by spreading EVIL REPORTS continually all under the guise of Ministry and glorifying the works of darkness upon the Earth by spreading it one to another.  I just kept hearing the word “Evil reports,” in my Spirit.  You all still love me?  I am sorry, please forgive me if that offends any of you.  I just deliver what the Lord tells me to say, so if you are upset, please take it to Him.  Just be careful what you share with others because we all will be held accountable for every idle word – even those passed through us to others.  When you pass something on – did you know you are giving your seal of approval to it as truth?  Just something to consider… And I hate to tell you, but over half of those pictures people post are tampered with and photo-shopped.

Back to imposters.  They claim they have infiltrated every single church affiliation and ministry in the World today and they have an angle to all they say and do.

An Angel of Light will:

  • Profess Jesus
  • By the natural eye appear normal
  • Sometimes uses a snare of being needy and/or assisting others
  • Educated
  • Quote and know Scripture
  • Ever present in gatherings in order to appear loyal
  • First gain acceptance which leads to participation which leads to influence
  • Will falsely represent themselves to be bound to the leadership
  • They will fracture a church body
  • Make false claims against leadership
  • Cause oppression to wear out the Saints
  • They will distract with drama or provoking questions.
  • Their goal is to take down the Shephard in order to make the sheep scatter and often turn to them

The Bible tells us to make no friends with an angry man and to not invite evil in.  So… What do we do exactly?  I am so thankful the Lord did not leave us ignorant to the enemy’s devises.  We are to keep on the full armor of God at all times so we are prepared for this battle spiritually.  Absolutely, the battle manifests in the natural but we do our fighting in the Spirit – by the guidance, covering, directing and purity of the Holy Spirit.

The truth is some of us are very familiar with evil so it is not perceived as quickly as it is with others.  There are many of us who are not familiar with the unfruitful works of darkness and discern its activity immediately.  In these cases, it would be wise to seek Godly counsel from someone you trust and know, by the Holy Spirit, because there certainly are full blown demon possessed people inside the Church.  This is a good time to remind ourselves that a church does not save anyone, so we cannot be fooled by “Who,” is present.

Just how do we know who is who?  It is only by the Spirit we become wise and in turn we can discern who is operating sincerely and justly by one word — REPENTANCE.  Our brethren are those who have within them a heart of repentance which means (changed).  They join us in being a new creature IN CHRIST JESUS.  It is true that many call upon His Name but only those who have turned away from wickedness are no longer a worker of iniquity.

Recently, the Lord woke me up and directed me to the Book of Malachi.  I haven’t read this Book in the Bible for a very long time so I was most curious what it referenced and to be honest I had forgotten what I had read previously.  It isn’t a long Book and I would highly recommend you all read it when you have a chance.  But today, I am going to share a pearl He gave me about the Book of Malachi. As I read this book, I just let the Holy Spirit be my guide and wrote in layman’s terms what the Spirit was showing me.  Before I share what I wrote with you, please keep in mind, this is line upon line Scriptural.  I compare it to if we were allowed to sit at the feet of Jesus hearing Him teach us in simple truth.

My Pearl – THE BOOK OF MALACHI

Malachi ~ Which is the burden of the Lord…

He says He has loved us but still we ask just when did you love us Lord?  So many times we build our own lives and they are torn down by the Lord for our own good but we fail to recognize the losses as gain in Him.  One day our eyes will see and we will say, The Lord is magnified.  The Lord cries out where is My honor?  You show more honor to your father and master in this World, but when will I, the one true God, be honored?  You despise my Name and then turn around only to inquire how would that be so?  My alter is polluted with vain offerings and sacrifices and I will not accept them as I did not require such a thing of you.  Since I find no pleasure in you, I will not accept an offering by your hand. 

I seek a pure offering so my name is made great among the heathen but you have profaned my table by rotten fruit and meat, tainting it through the acceptance and approval of evil ways.  I curse the deceiver who is in the flock sacrificing anything corrupt to Me – the King of Kings, Lord of Hosts.  My Name is dreadful to the heathens.

I have a commandment for the Priests.  If you will not hear and purify your heart to give glory solely to My Name, I shall send a curse upon you and curse your blessings, actually I have already cursed them because you do not lay it to heart what I say as the final truth and do not take me seriously.  Your seed shall be cursed and the vileness within you will be revealed on your face for all to behold.  By my command, one will lead you astray. 

I established a covenant of life and peace, giving it to you in measurement to the fear wherewith you feared me and was afraid of My Name.  The Law of Truth was in your mouth and no iniquity rests upon your lips as you walk with me in peace and equity – turning many others away from iniquity as well.

The priest’s lips should keep knowledge, seeking my law, for he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts.  But some of you have departed out of My ways, causing many to stumble, corrupting my covenant, mixing in partiality, sinful, indeed.

We all have one Father, one Creator God and yet we are deal treacherously profaning our covenant with Him.  Abominations are committed and overlooked, profaning My Holiness through fornication.  The Lord will cut off the man that does this – the master, the scholar and anyone who offers anything up to Me.  And you have done this repeatedly as if I am not aware.  The residue of your shortcomings is upon you, therefore take heed and repent.  You try to cover up your violence, take heed to your spirit so your countenance is not treacherous. 

As you continually call evil good and good evil you weary the Lord with your words.  You actually say – Everyone that does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, telling them He is delighted with them and that He does not judge their actions. 

Behold, I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the straight way before Me and suddenly I will come into the temple with this messenger who speaks truthfully of the covenant for in him I find great delight.

I ask you… Who shall abide when he comes and who shall stand when he appears?  For he purifies with fire, cleaning as with the washing of pure soap.  He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver and he shall purify all children and purge them as gold and silver in that they may offer up an offering of righteousness unto the Lord.  Then and only then shall the offering be pleasant unto the Lord as in the former days of old.

In order that you not be consumed I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and the adulterers, those who swear of My Name falsely, all who oppress and those who do not know Me, especially those who refuse to separate from fornicators and fear me not.  For I am the Lord and I change not. 

Because you have drifted away from My ordinances and refuse to keep them I offer unto you a chance to repent, return to Me and then and only then will I return unto you.  Even still you say to Me – Were shall we return so I ask of you – Will man rob God?  Because you have robbed Me in all that you so vainly offered up to Me.  Therefore, you are cursed with a curse, which sweeps all the inhabitants of the Earth. 

Bring all you have before Me in order there be food in your house.  Prove Me on this says the Lord of Hosts and see Me open to you the windows of Heaven and pour out upon you a blessing so great that there will not be room enough to receive it.

I shall rebuke the devourer in your midst for your sakes and he shall no longer destroy your fruit and every single thing in your life will be right on time, My time. Which is perfect and all the nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a delight throughout the land.

You have spoken stout words against Me and once again you ask – When?  You said to others it is vain to serve Me and it is not profitable to walk in My ways, Holy, in mourning for the sins committed.  You call the proud – happy, as you set up places for those who work wickedness to do the enemy’s bidding and not mine, as you declare falsely even those who tempt God shall be delivered.

During those times, they that fear the Lord speak often to one another and the Lord hearkened and heard all that was said.  Therefore, a Book of Remembrance was written before the Almighty, reserved solely for those who feared the Lord and thought upon His Name alone.

And they shall be mine, says the Lord of Hosts, on that day when I make up my jewels, I will spare them as my own precious child.   Once you return unto Me, you will discern between the righteous and the wicked and between him that serves God and him that serves not.

For behold a day comes that shall burn as an oven, and the proud and those who do wickedly shall be as stubble, because on that day I shall burn them up, leaving no root or branch in the midst thereof, sayeth the Lord of Hosts.

But unto you who fear My Name, shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and you shall go forth and spring up.  In that day, you shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, sayeth the Lord.

Keep remembrance of the Law with the statutes and judgments. 

Elijah the prophet shall be in your midst before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord and he shall turn the heart of the Father to His children and the Heart of the children to the Father, lest I smite the Earth with a curse.

Jesus taught us so much about the NARROW WAY.  How we enter into the narrow gate is when we walk the narrow path.  We can only accomplish this task by STUDYING HIS WORD, TRUSTING HIM IN ALL THINGS, OBEYING HIS COMMANDS AND SEEKING HIM WITH A PURE HEART THROUGH REPENTANCE.  This truly is the NARROW WAY  which insures us we are not walking on the broad path to destruction.

Our present condition will define our finished portion just as our deeds match our heart condition.

Many start out good in this race called life, but it is how we finish that really matters.  As we repent we are brought out of the darkness into His glorious Light.

So keep watch who you let into your garden because the enemy seeks to sift you as wheat.  Don’t sleep, stay sober and vigilant in order to not be swept away and enticed by those who are impostors and come as an angel of light.  They are subtle, they embrace and entice only to devour.

I thank You Lord that you will not lose even one of Your own, we rely on You to keep us protected and covered under the shadow of Your wings, even to the point of protecting us from ourselves.  As little children Lord, we rely on You for everything.  Amen.

The Bible says in Romans for us as brethren to “MARK” those who cause divisions and offenses – contrary to the doctrine and avoid them.

In Greek it means:

  • To Mark someone is to keep watch on them (marksman)
  • To be skeptical
  • To spy on
  • To take heed and consider the end result

To “AVOID” means:

  • To deviate from
  • Shun
  • Keep one away from society
  • To stay away from

As the days unfold it is becoming more and more evident we are in a time of preparation.  The Lord is speaking through His Witnesses, warning after warning about the coming delusional deception – which is already starting to be revealed.  With that revealing comes a responsibility – to separate, come out from among – to no longer “Fellowship” with the unfruitful works of darkness.

💗We love all – just like our Lord does.  And we pray that all will come into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  That just goes without saying.  But mingling, tolerating, glossing over wickedness, will get more and more dangerous as time unfolds.

Remember the Lord said – He will not leave us IGNORANT to the enemy’s devises.

Sometimes we wonder just what the Lord does require of us.  Micha 6:8 describes it best.  He requires we act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with HIM.  We do not walk with Imposters, we walk with HIM and are not fooled because through HIM we see they are not walking with HIM, nor us.

Remember – Consider the source.  If we do not understand this “Angel of Light” tactic we will call or recognize evil as good because from the outside they appear LOVING, ACCEPTING, FORGIVING, TOLERANT, ETC…  But the deeper you go, you will discover the source they speak of as “the Christ” has absolutely nothing to do with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which the exception of appearing like Him.

So next time we will go over the rest of the Imposter Study and begin to unravel the world wide love fest the enemy is using to deceive the inhabitants of the Earth and sadly enough they are utilizing the church to do their bidding.  Lord help us.

There are many schemes the enemy uses to appear within the Church Body as an ANGEL OF LIGHT.  We are being conditioned to not recognize his crafty and subtle ways of deceiving, through many key words that sound good to the ears, but are rooted in pure evil.  At first glance terms like:  LIGHT, LOVE, INCLUSION, UNITY, PURITY, SELFLESSNESS all appear welcoming to lead one down a path to Jesus, however, if they are not rooted in Him as the Rock and Bread of Truth they will tickle your ears to the point of beguilement, similar to what Eve experienced in the Garden.

No one should assume they cannot be beguiled.  Adam and Eve were both ONE WITH THE CREATOR, communing with HIM, void of sin. and yet they too were tempted and overtaken.

I must admit lately it feels as if we are fighting a losing battle, however, this too is purposed.

One particular Scripture which totally reflects where many of us are at this day is:

Revelation 3

And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

.Church of Sardis

  • Watch
  • Strengthen that which remains (as you are shaken)
  • Do works for the Lord, but do not be deceived – we are not perfect
  • Remember how we received and heard (first love based)
  • Hold tight to Jesus – stand firm, unmovable – focused on Jesus Alone
  • REPENT – Which is overlooked on almost every religious arena these days
  • If we FAIL to REPENT, RETURN TO OUR FIRST LOVE or MAKE JESUS FIRST – HE WILL COME TO US AS A THIEF – or rather, suddenly without us expecting it and we will be startled and fearful
  • He will come at an hour we do not know – Because we are so focused on Worldly things, sin, works, man, desires, signs, wonders, evil reports, brothers/sisters, etc… Or even if I may say so – We are so caught up in our own minds and being right we no longer LOVE HIS APPEARING, looking always for His return.

There is a crown of righteousness reserved for only those who love His appearing.💗

This Scripture is found in 2 Timothy 4 – we are going to take a look at it IN CONTEXT so we know the background to what was written, answering the why’s surrounding this truth.

2 Timothy 4

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

  • Jesus will judge the quick (those who alive in Christ, worthy, walking in Holiness) and the dead (those dead in sin) WHEN HE APPEARS.

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

  • Instant – Lead by the Spirit, not flesh
  • In/Out of Season – at all times
  • Reprove – Convict & Correct
  • Rebuke – Admonish while honoring
  • Exhort – Call aside to encourage & strengthen
  • Suffering through all things with patience
  • Measuring all things according to the Doctrine of our Lord

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

  • Future tense
  • Endure (sustain, bear to hear) sound doctrine because they are so filled with lusts
  • They will in seek false doctrines taught by false teachers which are pleasant to hear

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

  • No longer will listen to any truth, preferring to hear fables – interesting mysteries about someone’s vision or dream, secret counsels, Angel knowledge – in other words they seek to be entertained rather than feasting on the Written Word of God for themselves.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

  • What is an Evangelist? Instructs men concerning the things that pertain to Christian salvation, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.

  • Paul knew he was getting ready to go Home to be with the Lord

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

  • Through fighting the good fight he finished his course and kept his faith the whole way through – Overcomer

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

  • Those who overcome as Paul did and love the appearing of Jesus shall receive a crown of righteousness
  • LOVE His appearing – Only reserved for the Bride of Christ, those who have fallen IN LOVE with Him intimately, welcome His appearing they entertain and meditate on His appearing.

Now, the main reason we are going over this Scripture right now is to recognize an impostor, we need to fully be aware with wisdom when our Lord and Savior appears.  It is my belief, He is appearing continually through the Holy Spirit and He SHALL appear AGAIN, just as we read, on THAT DAY.  Keep in mind THAT DAY could be today for any one of us or it could be later because truly NO ONE KNOWS the day or hour, not even the Son, Himself or the Angels in Heaven.

This is a prime example, of an instance in which we might do what verse 2 says and reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine – when someone declares Jesus is coming in the clouds on such and such date.  The date seems to come and go after leading many astray with a fable.  We ought to be wise to that trick to make the Bride of Christ look fanatical and full of a false deception.

So in order to know how Jesus will not come [on man’s time-frame and how man describes the circumstances under which Jesus’s appearing will occur we must stay diligent in the Word.]

It is not my intent to argue over any catching away doctrine, but if we do not know HOW HE SHALL COME, then it is likely we will be deceived when an angel of light comes in His place.

Oh and before we move on…  If you read the rest of 2 Timothy 4 you will see that PAUL NAMED NAMES of those who did preach falsely and he was not fearful to call evil, evil when it appeared as light.

I will go so far to say that any man/woman one may follow closer than Jesus, or listen to more than Jesus or desire more than Jesus, etc… Has the probability of wooing you by appearing as an angel of light at any given time, so beware and be forewarned.

The Lord has really been pressing upon me it is time to wake up family and stop calling evil good and good evil.

There are so many assumptions out there on how Jesus will appear and most are false.  It is dangerous to step outside of the Word on this topic for any reason whatsoever. In order to glorify the Lord and set the foundation for His Coming – the only One I want to see coming – He is the only One I desire to be gathered by, as I am sure is the case for all of you…  Let’s see the instruction given to us on HOW JESUS WILL COME and how He will appear on THAT DAY.

In keeping with our Impostor study I do not want us to focus on timing but rather actual Biblical Doctrine of His return.  Keep in mind even the disciples thought that day was at hand to occur in their lifetime.  Like I said earlier – to recognize a counterfeit we must retain wisdom on the real.  Remember, the enemy always sends a counterfeit in place of the One True God.

Therefore, let’s look at some Scripture on how Jesus will return and appear.

Revelation 1:7

Tells us Jesus comes with clouds, every eye shall see Him and everyone on Earth will cry

Revelation 19

Tells us He sits on a white horse. His eyes are as flames of fire, He has many crowns on His head, He has a name no man knows – only Himself, He is clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, all the armies of Heaven follow Him on white horses and they too are clothed in white and clean linen.  There is a sharp sword that goes out of His mouth.  On His thigh is written KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Acts 1:11

Tells us He will come down the same way He went up… In the clouds

1 Thessalonians 5:23

That those who belong to Him will be found blameless before Him when He comes.

2 Thessalonians 2:8

Says Jesus will destroy the lawless one by the breath of His mouth and the brightness of His coming

Revelation 22:12

His reward comes with Him

1 Thessalonians 5:2

He comes as a thief during a time in which people are saying “Peace & Safety”

2 Peter 3:10

When He comes the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, it will be very hot melting everything and the Earth is burned up. 

Mathew 25: 31-34

He comes in glory with the angels and will sit on His throne.  All nations gather before Him and He will separate the sheep to His right hand and the goats to His left.

Colossians 3:4

When He comes, we too will be revealed with Him in glory.

1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

He will bring those who are asleep with Him and if we are still alive and remain alive until He comes – when He decends from Heaven with a shout and the trumpet of God those who died before rise first then those who are still alive are caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

AGAIN…. I AM NOT BRINGING THIS UP TO DEBATE TIMING OR EVENTS, BUT RATHER SO WE ARE CLEAR ON HOW JESUS APPEARS DURING HIS SECOND COMING.

Because if we are caught unaware and an impostor shows up or if a counterfeit decides to appear and do miracles, we will KNOW WITH CERTAINTY 100% WITHOUT A DOUBT that is not our Jesus, Lord of Lords and King of Kings.  Amen?

So now that we gave a Biblical account of exactly how Jesus shall appear I want to focus on one single Scripture of just how the impostor of Him shall be revealed.

Mathew 24:26

Wherefore, if they say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

  • Desert here means waste place, solitary, desolation or wilderness
  • Secret chamber means: hidden or inside room – concealed

For our future study this is going to be of the upmost importance you remember two things:

Jesus comes in the clouds and every eye will see Him

An imposter shall come from the desert and remain concealed in a hidden place

Forget signs and wonders, miracles and fire, luring words of wisdom, love and unity.  None of these qualities are proof positive our Lord and Savior has returned.

I know this seems like a small thing… But in the end, if we are still here, these Words of Truth will be all we have to test things by to see if what is being manifested aligns with God’s word.

The stage has been set for evil counterfeits to enter, it is my prayer none of us are deceived by this evil impostor’s fables of enticing words of affirmation and love.

2 Peter 1:16

For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

1 John 2:26-29

26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is  no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

Lastly…

We are told to pray that we are worthy to escape ALL these things coming upon the Earth to stand before the Son of God and also to hold fast to what we do have until He does come and let no man steal our crown.

This is my prayer for me and for you all as well.

Maranantha!💗

Pure Love is Void of SELF ~

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And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Luke 6:31

The emotional “Whirlwinds,” in this world are growing stronger and stronger, as the increase in self-centeredness, greed, coveting, wrath and pride manifest in so many. It seems as if selfishness has reached a whole new level, in which thoughtfulness for another is practically a consideration of the past, long ago of days gone by.  How to be “In this world but not of this world,” challenges all believers even more so these days, as the cares of this world war against the Spirit. How to be Christ-like in all things? If one is a “Giver,” by nature, you may be somewhat conditioned to the whims of “Takers,” but are the Saints beginning to have little strength, just as was prophesized generations ago? Has a different type of “Taker” spirit spread into the majority, placing the truly needy into the shadows? Is this taking away the true joy of the blessing in giving and receiving which we are to share with each other? Is this world truly wearing out the Saints? Or has my own perception of others grown less tolerant, chances are it is a mixture of all this and more.

Our plea ~ Lord Jesus help us overcome our own selfish ways, help us to endure, walking Christ-like, overcoming through You until to the end.

In prayer I was reflecting on this disconnect between the “Talk verses walk,” an epidemic we have going on in the Church right now it seems. Many emotional traps loom around us all daily, as the world becomes darker and darker. Either believers fall into co-existence and compliancy or lash out against the world in emotions of hate, anger and self-righteousness. How did Christ set the example? The Lord walked in this world without falling into the traps that were set all around HIM; not giving into the emotions of the flesh, speaking only pure truth and love with a pure heart.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

1 John 2:6 

Truly, there is nothing more pressing upon my Spirit lately than ensuring my walk aligns with what I speak.  It requires a constant heart check on my part, with daily repentance and reliance on the Holy Spirit to convict me when I stray off the path.  The verse the Lord gave me as instruction for myself and His children reflects one of the ways we are currently falling short of His principals.  Simply put, we do not treat others the way we expect them to treat us.  We are constantly putting demands on another, barely tolerating a misstep on their behalf, rising in our own flesh emotions instead of walking in the Spirit. With deflection at an all-time high, we have become masters at escaping responsibility for our own actions.  This has caused deaf ears and cold hearts, resulting in relationships being severed and slaughtered for the sake of one’s self.  Am I honestly treating others the way I desire to be treated?

Jesus commands us to love one another beyond ourselves, to even lay down our lives for one another.    LOVE IS DEMONSTRATED.  Well, the opposite is true, as well.  LACK OF LOVE IS DEMONSTRATED.  We are seeing it and experiencing it all over the place; for the love of many is waxing cold, so it seems.  However with that being said, I am also noticing the love of a few, burning like a flaming fire, untamable and unmatched.   “Hot or cold,” comes to mind.  Like with anything, it is a condition of the heart, what is inside will come pouring out, for the good or the bad.  A daily heart check with sincere repentance, is crucial in these difficult times we are facing; to ensure our love is not running cold like so many placed here for such a time as this.  We must first see if our actions reflect the heart of Jesus and the pureness of His love.  Being sanctified and set apart is evidenced by how we walk daily, not only by what we pronounce ourselves to be.  Sadly, the daily walk of many believers is lukewarm at best in comparison to non-believers around the world we live in today; in many cases they have meshed into one.  One, who’s source is not Jesus, the King of Glory.

As for me, I no longer desire to hear I am loved by another; but rather to see evidence in my own walk daily, that I love as Christ loves me; and in return are loved the same. The Lord demonstrates HIS love, the only true love, HIS perfect love. How to love like Christ is found in The Word of God, set by the example of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who ultimately gave the most commanding demonstration of love there ever was.  He humbly laid down His life for the sake of love itself, for us, for all.   He is certainly worthy of all praise and honor and glory!

Jesus said, “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” This one statement is becoming more and more profound today, reminding us to make sure we are NOT the deliverer of offense, or even worse, pointing fingers at the ones who are offended and hurt.  Deflection is rampant, reflection and remorseful repentance is required or salvation can be lost in the cares of this world resulting in a love that waxes colder and colder.

My prayer is that we, in unity, display the love of Jesus, in contrast to what the world offers.  For after all, they will know us by our love…  Pure and void of self.  Lord Jesus, help me, help us, reflect more of You. May each one of you abide blessed in His love forevermore.

💗Collectively in Love,

Angela & LayLay

SALT In The Wounds

💗The Lord woke me on November 17, 2017 at 5:45 with a pivotal message to the Bride of Christ. 

Oftentimes we carry old wounds from the past into the present.  And this should not be so, for those of us who follow Jesus, but sadly it is the case occasionally for us, as well.  How this plays out is in often in our reactions and our speech.  It seems we will have savor like salt all year long and then when faced with adversity we lose our focus a bit. Our main focus should always be Jesus in order we maintain a Godly influence in those we come into contact with insuring we enter in peace with those around us.  The Lord helps us through instruction from the Word of God on how to stay sure footed in Him, walking uprightly in Him, just as we were called to do.

My prayer is that by gaining this understanding we will not only be at peace with all men, but also embrace the joy which comes with spending extra time with those we love and those the Lord has placed into our lives for a season.

Mathew 5:13 tells us – You are the salt of the Earth.

Keeping that in mind, before we get into the Word let’s define what SALT actually is according to the Greek definition.

SALT –

Seasons, fertilizes, protects, preserves, is used in partaking together and most importantly it is: DEMONSTRATING WISDOM AND GRACE THROUGH WHAT YOU SAY

So as we go over a few Scriptures today keep that truth in mind, asking yourself – Is this me?  We will let the Holy Spirit be our guide, as we study and gain wisdom in order that during what some may call a potential stressful situation, we can be used as vessels of honor and not dishonor.

After we study I am going to share some scenarios the Lord has laid upon my heart – I guess you could call them some do’s and don’ts and how to show mercy and grace to family and friends.

It is true many of us feel like misfits our outcasts in the World.  Some of this is unwarranted, however, there are times we have been too salty in our interactions with others, causing us to not walk in peace with all men.  I will explain more about that later.

Let’s get into the Word and let the Holy Spirit teach us, knowing we cannot change another but rather be submissive to obedience through the washing of the Word, because the Word is actually a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths and hopefully, after today it will also be what comes out of our mouths, seasoned with salt – displaying grace and mercy.

~James 3~

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. Do not follow many masters, as the brethren we will suffer greater judgment.  For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.  Perfect men do not offend anyone with things that do not matter – they also bridle the tongue, knowing when to speak and what to say which is in line with the Holy Spirit at all times.  Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.  [He connects bridling the tongue with obedience here].  Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. You are compared to a mighty ship who is great, unmovable by fierce winds – when the tongue is bridled.  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!  Even so the tongue is such a small piece of our body – when boasting great things [remember that for later] it will kindle a fire.  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, [This is personal and collective upon the Body of Christ] and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. [He compares the tongue to a world of iniquity, which defiles the whole body on a course of flesh which leads to hell itself] For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  No man can tame it because it is so unruly, evil and spews deadly poison. [Remember how we have been talking so much about what is inside is spewing out? This is because of the tongue.  Everywhere we look right now we are seeing vengeance demonstrated over and over]  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

Wow – this should cause us all to sit up a little straighter… BLESS GOD even THE FATHER and yet we curse men who are made in the likeness of HIM.

Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. [He corrects any wrong thinking in this verse – In other words, if the well or heart is tainted so is the speech.  The demonstration comes in the following verse.] Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

A wise man with KNOWLEDGE knows what to say, to who and when to say it because HE CONTAINS MEEKNESS, having wisdom – Basically, he knows those in his company at any given moment.

 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

We know out of the mouth flow the issues of the heart – so the heart condition is reflected and the tongue cannot hide what is within.  If there is bitterness, envy or strife in self glory if not contained we will lie against truth.

This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

This wisdom is NOT FROM ABOVE it is earthly and sensual and resembles devils when they speak. (Giving evil reports manifests in this way and those with discernment recognize it immediately)

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

The fruit of evil reports brings:  envy, strife, CONFUSION and glorifying of evil work as if it is set to prosper – THIS IS ALL WISDOM FROM BELOW

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.

HERE IS WISDOM FROM ABOVE:  PURE!! Peaceable, gentle, easy to give/receive, full of mercy, is seen demonstrated as good fruit, does not run to and fro and is the same all the time in every situation – no hypocrisy.

 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

We have been talking a lot about reaping what we sow.  This verse tells us to display – sow – righteous acts/speech so in return we reap peace.

Although that was totally amazing… There is more!💗

Mark Chapter 9 speaks much about offending little ones.

49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

Salt is good when we are preserved and used in the Kingdom ways:

Seasons, fertilizes, protects, preserves, is used in partaking together and most importantly it is ~ DEMONSTRATING WISDOM AND GRACE THROUGH WHAT YOU SAY

This oracle is given so we BE AT PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER.

Mathew 5 I love because it contains the Beatitudes which is basically an instruction reserved for us.  They were given during a time Jesus pulled the disciples away from everyone else and spoke directly to them.

This is what Jesus said:

1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

YOU ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH.  He says if we lose our savor (our influence) we cannot demonstrate His wisdom and grace on the Earth.  Instead, His word that is to be carried forth, will be trodden (insulted, neglected and ignored) by men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

We are to do GOOD WORKS – not in order to enter into Heaven, but rather so OTHERS GLORIFY OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.

When we lose influence over others by foolish vain talk and evil reports, those we have been placed to be that light in the darkness will not even hear us, but rather cast us and the words we carry away.  The Father will send another across their path – but why would we not prefer it to be us, letting go of all past hurts and desires to be right?

For this reason we must ask ourselves – Are we saying what the Spirit is saying to people or do we just want to show we have some knowledge and be right?  And just what is the knowledge we are trying to speak?  Is it Worldly or an evil report or is it the Gospel of Jesus?

A good way to check yourself is to look into the mirror of the Word.  Read about the Apostles – pay close attention to what they said and to who.  I don’t see anywhere in Scripture where they spoke about alien invasions, sexual flatteries, micro-chipping and such.  I am not saying there is not a place and time to speak of such things – What I am saying is it is probably not appropriate dinner talk around the Thanksgiving table when you are in mixed company.   We must ask ourselves at all times – Are my words salt like delivering a good report to those in ear shot?

You have Aunt Bertha who flew in from Seattle and you haven’t seen her in 20 years so I really don’t think it is salt like to tell her fireballs are gonna rain down on her roof as fallen angels and eat her alive.  Nor do you want to overwhelm brother Bob that is mad at you anyway from how you condemn him for getting drunk every Christmas so you ruin all the hours your mom spent cooking dinner because you tell Bob how hell is being expanded just for him should he not change his ways.

I know I am being a little facetious here but if the truth is known we have all been too salty at times.  I can always tell when someone drunk with the World comes intoa gathering place, can you?  They are frantic, giving evil reports left and right – I always know when they dined and drank from an unfamiliar well and want to spew it all over the place.  We must ask ourselves…  What message are we sending to others anyway?  Is it all about Jesus?  Because if not, we need to bridle our tongues and be more in tune with the Holy Spirit because that is Who the Holy Spirit speaks of, all the time – JESUS.

We are told to be wise and gentle… Somehow it seems we have gentleness for many except our own family and those closest to us.  They are tired of listening to us… Have we asked why?  Do we actually mirror HIM or something else absent of love?  Sadly, because of our own drunkenness with the world and evil itself, we have misspoke too many times to remember, resulting in many being turned off to Jesus.  This truth is no small matter in the Lord’s eyes.

There are others who are so passive aggressive that they do not say anything, but the words are written all over their face.  That too is not Christlike.

Obamacare

Politics

Conspiracy theories

Condemnation

Religion

CHECK THESE THINGS AT THE DOOR when we enter in peace to a gathering.  Preach the Gospel to your family and friends through the guidance of the Holy Spirit – using words only when necessary – be SALT and LIGHT this season and above all – What does the Word say?  LOVE, for it truly covers a multitude of sins, our own and other’s.

In my family – we have so much diversity we try to avoid all appearances of evil and in order for it not to operate we check many opinions at the door.  We resist the enemy this way and he must flee in order LOVE PREVAIL.

Wanting to be right opens doors, seeking to only love others closes them.💗

So my prayer is that we all go forth as Salt and Light, not to turn the World upside down with strife but rather to unite in the love of Jesus.

JESUS ~ The Ark of One

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The Lord woke me up on January 14. 2018 with a word and a vision for the Body of Christ.

He immediately showed me an ARK, it was big and in the sky, not on the ground like in Noah’s day.  It resembled the Goodyear Blimp but much larger and golden in color.  I then heard in my Spirit,  “JESUS IS THE ARK.”  He asked me if I knew why He sent His Son?  I didn’t answer because He was still talking and answering His own question in my heart at the same time.  I knew at this point He was asking me a question He already was planning to give me the answer to.  He said He sent His Son for one reason – TO RECONCILE US BACK TO HIM.  He was insistent that this was the ONLY REASON WHY HE CAME IN THE FLESH.

I continued to listen…  He was saying, “Many have contrived their own reasoning as to why He came.”  Such as:  To cover their sin, to comfort them, to provide them with what they want, to heal them and basically to make their lives full of comfort with their own wishes and desires.  But He said. “That is not the truth.”  He said, “Although these aspects are a PART of the process it is not the purpose of His Son coming here.”  He told me. “People have lost their focus on Him completely.”  They seek the healing and not the Healer, the blessing and not the One Who blesses, the comfort and not the Comforter. 

These are those who are not IN THE ARK, as of yet.  He left me with a command to find the purpose of His coming in the flesh, in the Words of the Bible and told me that I must seek out the matter by the Word and to share it continually.

Here is the Scripture in JOHN 14 He gave me to share with others:

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  If ye love me, keep my commandments.  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

Lastly, There is ONE WAY to the Father… It is through loving the TRUTH Who is Jesus Himself.

Our main purpose is not to receive Earthly comforts and such or even to be able to have our sin covered, all of that is the fruit of something much greater, being the  FULL RECONCILIATION TO THE FATHER of which JESUS IS THE ONLY ACCESSIBLE DOOR WE HAVE TO FULFILL THAT PURPOSE.  He is the straight and narrow way that few find. In the Days of Noah, they built of physical ark for refuge from what was to come.  In our day as we live under the New Covenant/Testament we have an ARK, as well for refuge.  JESUS.

He spoke to me of many ministries, leaders and witnesses while in this time with Him.  How He builds up and tears down.  He showed me the faultiness of us as His children, when we make a ministry or person our Ark outside of Jesus Himself.  We cannot be another person’s ark – Jesus is the one and only appointed Ark.  He began showing me our limitations, which are purposed so only One – His Son, is able to reconcile us to Him.

Seek the ARK, stay in the ARK, do not take your eyes off THE ARK – JESUS

I cannot tell you how important this message is He gave me to deliver, He ended it with saying very firmly… “All will be without excuse.”

Thank You Heavenly Father as You bless those who receive these words.

In His Love,

💗Angela ~ Marked By Heaven

A Treasure Hidden ~ THE BOOK OF MALACHI

The Book of Malachi, interpreted…

                                             ~ Which is the burden of the Lord.

He says He has loved us but still we ask just when did you love us Lord?  So many times we build our own lives and they are torn down by the Lord for our own good but we fail to recognize the losses as gain in Him.  One day our eyes will see and we will say, The Lord is magnified.  The Lord cries out where is My honor?  You show more honor to your father and master in this World, but when will I, the one true God, be honored?  You despise my Name and then turn around only to inquire how would that be so?  My alter is polluted with vain offerings and sacrifices and I will not accept them as I did not require such a thing of you.  Since I find no pleasure in you, I will not accept an offering by your hand. 

I seek a pure offering so my name is made great among the heathen but you have profaned my table by rotten fruit and meat, tainting it through the acceptance and approval of evil ways.  I curse the deceiver who is in the flock sacrificing anything corrupt to Me – the King of Kings, Lord of Hosts.  My Name is dreadful to the heathens.

I have a commandment for the Priests.  If you will not hear and purify your heart to give glory solely to My Name, I shall send a curse upon you and curse your blessings, actually I have already cursed them because you do not lay it to heart what I say as the final truth and do not take me seriously.  Your seed shall be cursed and the vileness within you will be revealed on your face for all to behold.  By my command, one will lead you astray. 

I established a covenant of life and peace, giving it to you in measurement to the fear wherewith you feared me and was afraid of My Name.  The Law of Truth was in your mouth and no iniquity rests upon your lips as you walk with me in peace and equity – turning many others away from iniquity as well.

The priest’s lips should keep knowledge, seeking my law, for he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts.  But some of you have departed out of My ways, causing many to stumble, corrupting my covenant, mixing in partiality, sinful, indeed.

We all have one Father, one Creator God and yet we are deal treacherously profaning our covenant with Him.  Abominations are committed and overlooked, profaning My Holiness through fornication.  The Lord will cut off the man that does this – the master, the scholar and anyone who offers anything up to Me.  And you have done this repeatedly as if I am not aware.  The residue of your shortcomings is upon you, therefore take heed and repent.  You try to cover up your violence, take heed to your spirit so your countenance is not treacherous. 

As you continually call evil good and good evil you weary the Lord with your words.  You actually say – Everyone that does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, telling them He is delighted with them and that He does not judge their actions. 

Behold, I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the straight way before Me and suddenly I will come into the temple with this messenger who speaks truthfully of the covenant for in him I find great delight.

I ask you… Who shall abide when he comes and who shall stand when he appears?  For he purifies with fire, cleaning as with the washing of pure soap.  He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver and he shall purify all children and purge them as gold and silver in that they may offer up an offering of righteousness unto the Lord.  Then and only then shall the offering be pleasant unto the Lord as in the former days of old.

In order that you not be consumed I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and the adulterers, those who swear of My Name falsely, all who oppress and those who do not know Me, especially those who refuse to separate from fornicators and fear me not.  For I am the Lord and I change not. 

Because you have drifted away from My ordinances and refuse to keep them I offer unto you a chance to repent, return to Me and then and only then will I return unto you.  Even still you say to Me – Were shall we return so I ask of you – Will man rob God?  Because you have robbed Me in all that you so vainly offered up to Me.  Therefore, you are cursed with a curse, which sweeps all the inhabitants of the Earth. 

Bring all you have before Me in order there be food in your house.  Prove Me on this says the Lord of Hosts and see Me open to you the windows of Heaven and pour out upon you a blessing so great that there will not be room enough to receive it.

I shall rebuke the devourer in your midst for your sakes and he shall no longer destroy your fruit and every single thing in your life will be right on time, My time. Which is perfect and all the nations shall call you blessed, for you shall be a delight throughout the land.

You have spoken stout words against Me and once again you ask – When?  You said to others it is vain to serve Me and it is not profitable to walk in My ways, Holy, in mourning for the sins committed.  You call the proud – happy, as you set up places for those who work wickedness to do the enemy’s bidding and not mine, as you declare falsely even those who tempt God shall be delivered.

During those times, they that fear the Lord speak often to one another and the Lord hearkened and heard all that was said.  Therefore, a Book of Remembrance was written before the Almighty, reserved solely for those who feared the Lord and thought upon His Name alone.

And they shall be mine, says the Lord of Hosts, on that day when I make up my jewels, I will spare them as my own precious child.   Once you return unto Me, you will discern between the righteous and the wicked and between him that serves God and him that serves not.

For behold a day comes that shall burn as an oven, and the proud and those who do wickedly shall be as stubble, because on that day I shall burn them up, leaving no root or branch in the midst thereof, sayeth the Lord of Hosts.

But unto you who fear My Name, shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and you shall go forth and spring up.  In that day, you shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, sayeth the Lord.

Keep remembrance of the Law with the statutes and judgments. 

Elijah the prophet shall be in your midst before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord and he shall turn the heart of the Father to His children and the Heart of the children to the Father, lest I smite the Earth with a curse.

 

The Lord woke me one night, leading me to the Book of Malachi.  As I began to read these Scriptures, the Holy Spirit imparted these words into me as an overview comparable to the burden of the Lord.

May they be a blessing to you, just like they were to me.

In His Love ~

💗Angela

The LOVE Debt ~

💗 Everybody searches for it… Less are willing to give it away and some will even TAKE it from another by force.  Jesus spoke frequently about THE LOVE DEBT, we owe to one another.

 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.  For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.  Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.  Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.  For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 13

Biblically speaking the only DEBT we as Christ followers have – is the DEBT OF LOVE💗

  • Many misquote this Scripture out of context leading people to believe this is regarding FINANCIAL DEBT, but clearly when we read the full chapter – it is speaking of LOVE, not money.
  • We, as Kingdom children, are not to form our mindsets on the ways/thinking/means of the World in such a way. Actually, the World view is not the measurement we use to define Scriptures – it is the other way around.
  • In the previous Chapter, Romans 12 – it solidifies what we just went over. Speaking even more about this form of brethren love one to another
  • It speaks of how we are to be of ONE BODY.

Let love be without dissimulation [without hypocrisy – but sincere]. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;  Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.  Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.  Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.  Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Romans 12

  • Being in debt to all men to love alone, means we do not repay evil for evil. So our debt is love alone, because we love Jesus we will do as He says.

John 15 speaks so much about abiding IN Jesus and how a branch cannot bear fruit unless it abides in Him as He is the vine.  He goes on to say when we abide in Him we speak His words, our desires become ONE with His so that when we ask we shall receive and all this is so that the Father is glorified.  Jesus also tells us by keeping His commandments and abiding in love our joy remains full.

 

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

  • How many of you when I just read that thought it meant “To die for another person and that as long as you are not called to die for another – you were doing okay?” Sometimes we even say we would die for someone as we roll the dice banking on that will never come to pass in our lifetime.
  • Well… Knowing now the only debt we have is to love and taking this Scripture deeper into context, the truth is – these words Jesus was speaking is not at all about dying for another as in a one time requirement, but rather – a daily laying down of our lives similar to how we are commanded to “Die to flesh daily.”
  • Although it is true Jesus did end up purposely laying down His life eventually in one event, but the real demonstration of His laying down His life occurred time and time again as He healed, restored, embraced all those who were sinning – even those who persecuted, condemned Him and thought he was evil. He showed no partiality or vengeance against anyone anytime.  He too had only a debt of love to others, never repaying evil for evil.
  • Jesus had not an ounce of anger, bitterness or vengeance within Him.
  • In Greek this word “Laying down” actually means to PUT ASIDE.  Therefore, the Scripture reads:  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man put aside his life for his friends.

The Scripture which confirms this, by the Holy Spirit, is found in John 10:18 – This is Jesus speaking about His life and He said “No man taketh it from me, but I lay down of myself.  I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again.”  Revealing it is continual.

  • It just happens to be this verse is found directly after the verses about Jesus laying His life down for the sheep in ALL FOLDS, not just one as He gathers them all, placing them into ONE FOLD, with ONE SHEPHERD [Himself] because they all hear His voice.
  • Boy that sure knocks the wind out of our competition sails doesn’t it?

So what does it mean exactly to, “Lay your life down” for another?

The Word tells us in Ephesians 5 that we should:

  • Walk in love as an offering and sacrifice
  • Give thanks
  • Be obedient
  • Be good to one another
  • Be truthful in our speech to one another
  • Understand what the Father’s will is
  • Speak in spiritual songs, making melody in our hearts
  • Submit ourselves to one another
  • To speak the Word over one another to cleanse the soul
  • Nourish & cherish one another

Note:  These are all ACTIONS… Just like LAYING DOWN ONE’S LIFE is a daily action.

Words can offer comfort, but without action there is no fruit or manifestation of what we have spoken – the task is incomplete.

Can you imagine if Jesus just stayed in His house talking?  How much fruit would there be?  He went out among the multitudes and He also sent the disciples out two by two.

It seems to me we talk a lot about what love isn’t, but if we just simply would BE LOVE the sins which so easily ensnares us would just all melt away.

 

Mother Theresa said:  “If you judge someone, you cannot love them.”

The same holds true for these…

If you abuse someone, you cannot love them.

If you lie to someone, you cannot love them.

If you have anger, bitterness, wrath or strife against someone, you cannot love them.

If you cheat someone, you cannot love them.

If you steal or desire to have what someone else has, you cannot love them.

If you blame someone, you cannot love them

 

Since we all are familiar with Jesus, we are familiar with Love.  We know what it feels like to be loved, authentically and purely.  So LOVE, HIMSELF is recognizable to us and it also is recognizable in one another.  Therefore, we also have the discernment when we are not being loved authentically.💗 Knowing Jesus is the only true Source of pure love.

 

How are we treating the TEMPLES OF GOD (one another) is actually our deeds to our Lord Jesus.

  • It provides an excellent reminder to check our actions and thoughts towards another person
  • “What we do to the least of these [humans – in Greek], we do to Him”

 

💗LOVE ~ THE GREATEST OF ALL, as compared even to FAITH & HOPE in 1 Corinthians 13 teaches us the comparison of PURE LOVE vs a counterfeit love:

IN DEED WE CAN….                                                   BUT WITHOUT LOVE IT IS….

Speak as Angels                                                            Sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal [irritating are our words}

Have the gift of prophecy                                           Nothing

Understand all mysteries

Have all knowledge

Have all faith to remove mountains

Give away everything to help the poor                    It profits nothing to our Heavenly Reward

Give our body to be bruised by others

As the Lord was showing me, that I can do great feats for Him and even in His Name, but without drawing upon His LOVE as the source of all acts, it is not beneficial and at times even irritates others.

Create in me a pure heart.

Psalm 51:10

Sadly, so many in the World today are love starved.  Because of this we have a tendency to hoard love, rather than freely give away what we have freely received.  The Father’s love is limitless and timeless.  With Him as our Source, there is no need to be stingy or have fear the love well will run dry or perish.  Thankfully the Love Debt we owe has already been paid, by Jesus and it is He Who dwells within us as an everlasting supply.  The beauty in this trust is that our love is full and within that fullness we pour out to others, in order they may receive fullness too.  Thank You Lord Jesus.

💗Today…. Let your LOVE LIGHT shine!

Angela ~ Marked By Heaven

Agape At It’s Finest… The Church of Love ~

The Church Of Philadelphia

                 💗Agape Love at Its Finest

 

Angels declare there is one Church which stands out as a pillar for love’s sake ~ The Church of Philadelphia.  The very meaning of the name of this particular end time church body actually means, “A friend or companion.”  In Hebrew text we glean a more expanded definition in that the Spiritual nature of these members understanding these are actually friends of the Bridegroom [Jesus], who assist in the preparation of the Bride, attending to the celebration of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, including the wedding nuptials.

When we dissect the scriptures in Revelation 3:7-13 it is easy to see the favor of the Lord upon this chosen church.  Each child of God is honored and strengthened through Jesus, which only fully submitting to Him through intimacy may achieve.   Jesus, Himself, holds the keys to this body and He admits and excludes those as He wills.  All are invited, however, few are chosen for this divine feast of love. 

Service to our Lord in a job well done, during difficult circumstances is a major asset for those willing to go beyond the norm for the call of duty.  The most delightful piece to this mystery is the fact JESUS KNOWS each one and understands with the compassion only He has attained through the ultimate love price He paid on the cross.  Open doors are given for evangelism to spread His love to others, as this church sees spiritually through the eyes of a circumcised heart.  Those belonging have been excluded from the Synagogue and are no longer seeking to please man.  They realize true promotion only comes from Jesus and there is nothing short of Heaven which will separate the ONE of them, into two.  It’s sole purpose is to glorify Him, the only One worthy to sit upon the Throne, they seek no recognition, but walk in a way of humility for His Namesake.  They embrace Him knowing the only way to operate here on Earth is in God’s strength, recognizing it is not about ability, but rather dependability, which is actually abiding in Christ. 

A key element to the faithfulness of this Church is the fact they walk out the principals of Jesus in deed and tongue, which is completely pleasing to Him.  It is important to note Jesus had nothing negative to charge against this body of followers, likely due to the fact they are not moved by fleshly desires, such as; money, fame, buildings, numbers, etc.…  They are measured by the precepts of bringing Heaven to Earth through simply keeping Jesus’s words Holy and true. 

This gathering of believers is persecuted like no other, particularly by those who say they are Christ-followers, but truly have no conversion in their hearts.  Jesus promises to vindicate us to the point that those who were railing against the chosen ones will be shown by Jesus they were wrong and that He loved us all along.  One could speak of this Church forever, as it is ONE with the King!  In His eyes we are meek and childlike, beautiful to behold, He is in the midst of us, we carry a mission which bears much fruit and is frequently shaken, but not destroyed.  From the inside out, this Church knows Jesus is Holy and true, as we strive to be just like Him, pleasing Him at any cost.  Sin does not enter, it is genuine, never fake and authentic to the core.

A new name of great reward is handed out to these great witnesses on the Earth and a promise is made to keep us from the hour of trial, which are woes and great tribulation.  This actually precedes His Earthy Kingdom of ruling and reigning.  There is a mighty test coming soon for us all.  Who is truly saved and who isn’t and in that test we will all see who actually has the mindset of Christ, are actually saved and hidden in Him.

Remember this:  Jesus will preserve us through the trials so we receive the Reward of Him and not endure the hour of trial coming upon the whole Earth.  He is that Open Door…  All are called to walk through it, but only a few find Him and are chosen.  When one finally sees that He is the Reward and no longer seeks to be rewarded… You have made it!  God Bless you. Amen.

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.

1John 5:4

💗Jesus is the Only Way💗

Betrayed By A Kiss

Betrayed By A Kiss💗

But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Luke 22:48

Betrayed by a kiss ~ One you perceived to be a friend in your heart, is actually a foe in his own.

This message I have been sent to deliver is not one I sought out.  My intention was to discuss love, since God is love and we are beginning to learn more fully how to walk in the ways of Jesus being obedient to love, Himself.  However, the Lord had different plans for what He desires I share with you today and I am praying it edify you in His truth.

They say, “The first cut is the deepest,” regarding love, betrayed.  Until we are betrayed in love, we likely have no conception or starting point to know something so heart wrenching was even possible.  These are what many call, “Wounds.”  Until a wound is healed by Jesus it will continue to fester and cause pain.  Wounds hurt, scars are painless.  A testimony is born through a trial, conceived in hurt, turned to goodwill, only to be recognizable as a scar.  Jesus had scars too.  Remember Thomas? Thomas didn’t even believe Jesus rose from the dead until he saw His scars.

Once again, what was conceived in death, revealed the promise of life and He had the scars to prove it – To prove the most Holy testimony thus far…

Conquering death, promising life everlasting.

Glory to You Lord Jesus!

Scripturally speaking, without Judas betraying with a kiss, technically Jesus would not be captured to endure His crushing wounds, which brought forth life for us all.  For those who knowingly betray others with a kiss, I offer prayers for them that they will turn and look to Jesus for He is ready and willing to deliver them from all iniquitous acts and deeds.

On a brief note ~ Please don’t tell us, the ones betrayed, you love us for the love of the truth is not in you.  Regardless, we love you anyway, but our walk is unequal at your hand, not ours.  So in faith we forgive, release and bless you, dedicating you in love into our Savior’s capable and restoring hands.

But what about those of us who have been betrayed with a kiss and not just once or twice, but maybe 10 or more times?  I am finding myself calling out to the Lord for a deeper deliverance than ever before these days.  He is teaching me on this walk to trust no man, but only Him.   With each wound exposed before Him, He is purifying my heart and healing begins to scar over by His touch.  What He does for one, He will do for all, so this means you too!💗

I encourage you to pray to Him and get quiet and listen and receive His healing touch.  He desires to give you a testimony of His greatness and in all actuality a scar is a reward for overcoming with Him, to carry forth a hope and a promise to all who are in need for redirection and edification.

See…. You, me and all His children are His love and goodness walking about in the world, to shine forth as love lights in the darkness, so all may see and know Him fully.  Hurting people cannot help but to hurt people themselves for they too have many wounds.  Jesus has come to set the captives free and who He sets free is free indeed.  You were born for so much more than this and through the crushing wounds do form at times, the Redeemer is here to change those wounds into a display of scars to what His wondrous ways produce into wholeness and healing.

The way I see it… Betrayers like Judas will come and they will go throughout our lifetime.

It is what we do with that, “Kiss of betrayal” that matters most.  In the flesh we have a tendency to focus on the event rather than the Healer, being Jesus.  Do we hold on in a protective mode patching bandages to cover the injury done or do we give it to Him so He can make us whole, in which our scar is a living testimony to His Majesty?  As we forgive, release and bless another, we actually are releasing ourselves for His perfect work, upon a trajectory of purity in our hearts.

I pray this day you begin to relinquish all the pain to Him, so in turn He will ease the wounds of death with promises and hope of His eternal glory, displaying from the inside, out.

Scars have the potential to be beautiful Kingdom markers.  Will you let yours shine?

God Bless You in His Love,

Angela💗

Church of Thyatira – Book of Revelation

CHURCH OF THYATIRA

Revelation 2:18-29

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;

  • Angel delivering message by command of Jesus

I know thy works [an act or deed], and charity [unconditional love], and service [acts, employment], and faith [belief in God’s divinity], and thy patience [endurance], and thy works; and the last to be more than the first [growing].

  • The members of this Church were doing what we would assume to be all the “Right” things.  They performed acts of unconditional love, they served one another, had great faith and patience
  • The were also doing more than they did before and were growing in their service to the Lord

Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest [permit, not restrain] that woman Jezebel [calls themselves a Christian, encourages idol worship, pretends to be a prophet, exalts themselves, male/female – is not gender specific], which calleth herself a prophetess [an interpreter of oracles or other hidden things – female simply means “multiplies and fosters growth and increase”], to teach and to seduce [cause to be lead astray from the truth] my servants [one who gives up their lives to extend and advance Christ’s kingdom] to commit fornication [be drawn away] and to eat [consume, devour] things  sacrificed unto idols [vain imaginations, a representative of an object, worship of any person or item other than God].

  • This church permits and encourages idol worship through a false prophet who exalts themselves by vain imaginations frequently revealing hidden things.
  • She also is leading astray from the truth those who have given up their lives in advance for the Kingdom.
  • In doing so, she consumes and devours these servants because they place her above God in their lives.  To worship, admire or believe anyone is perfect is forbidden.
  • The church of Thyatira tolerates her and does nothing to restrain her.
  • This is a female demonic entity only because when it operates through someone those who are beguiled increase by the speech under the influence and seduced by this destructive force

And I gave her space to repent of her fornication [to prevent oneself to be drawn away by idolatry]; and she repented [to be sickened by sin and turn away doing them no more] not.

  • God gave them a chance to turn from their worship of her ways, but they rebelled, refusing to let go of their lusts.
  • The speech of one in this respect is alluring and enticing so much that the people willingly submit, having pleasure in unrighteousness

Behold, I will cast her into a bed [cause her to fall away], and them that commit adultery with her [fallen away, turned away from God, entwined with the one who they worship] into great tribulation [oppression, affliction, distress, pressing in], except they repent of their deeds [anything accomplished by your hand – they willingly followed this person].

  • Because they refused to repent, the Father caused them to fall away into great oppression, distress and affliction.
  • A last chance was given.

And I will kill her children [those who worshiped this false idol] with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

  • All those who fell into her trap – the Father will destroy.
  • Reaping and sowing proclaimed.

But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known [have knowledge of, understand, perceive, embrace] the depths [deep sleep] of satan [super-human evil man, prince of evil spirits and man who follows his ways, incites falling away from the truth, can take control through demons of humans and inflict illnesses into the soul, requires God’s assistance to overcome], as they speak [teach, affirm, speak]; I will put upon you none other burden.

  • Those who do not have her knowledge to seduce and devour and are awake and not asleep concerning the teachings and words of satan – the Father will put no other burden upon you.
  • Those who teach out of this spirit often lay heavy burdens upon you

But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

  • Be content with what the Father has provided for you, do not fall into the temptations of the evil desires provoked by the enemy.

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations [a multitude living together, tribe, nation, people gathered].

  • Those who continue on the right path through Jesus are rewarded by being gathered together as a tribe, remaining and living together.

And he shall rule [tend to a flock by feeding, nourishing, cherish, supply the soul of another] them with a rod of iron [royal scepter, represents the severest, most rigorous rule]; as the vessels [household utensils] of a potter [made of the earth by the potter] shall they be broken to shivers [to tread satan under foot]; even as I received [to carry, to take one’s own, gather] of my Father [God of the stars, the heavenly luminaries, because he is their creator, upholder, ruler].

  • You will tend to the Father’s cherished flock by supply to their soul with the nourishment of His written word.
  • You will have a royal scepter to rule with rigorously and Spiritually
  • You were made by the potter out of the Earth
  • You shall tread satan underfoot, be carried and gathered together with the Father because you belong to Him.

And I will give him [one from the air] the morning [fourth watch of the night, from 3 o’clock in the morning until 6 o’clock approximately, when day is breaking] star [to stand immovable, to spread, star],

  • You will have over you an immovable star to stand firm, spreading over you during the fourth watch, when the day is breaking.

He that hath an ear [perceiving with the mind, the faculty of understanding and knowing], let him hear [understand, perceive the sense of what is said] what the Spirit [the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son, God’s personality] saith unto the churches [gathered out of, any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance, tumultuously with force].

  • If you know and understand what the Holy Spirit is saying you will be gathered out of tumultuous times with Godly force.

 

*Please note:  All words in brackets came from the study of Greek meanings & context through Blue Letter Bible.