The Five Crowns of Highest Rewards

The Five Crowns of Highest Reward for the True Believers

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

Reward – To be bought and entertained at a feast upon completion

1 Corinthians 2:9

No eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived — the things God has prepared for those who love him. 

 

The Bible speaks specifically about five crowns handed out to those who diligently served the Lord while they were present here on Earth.  These Crowns will be for work that is done for God that is beyond the normal scope of what the average Christian may attempt to do. This is for work that goes far, above and beyond what the average Christian may actually strive for because they strive for One – Jesus of Nazareth.

Jeremiah 17:9-10

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?  I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Our Lord will be giving out certain types of crowns for the people who were willing to go that extra mile, even at times to the point of no strength, who were willing to give that extra special effort in whatever God had called them to do. As I said, these crowns will be a special reward that will be for rewarding excellence and maximum effort.

These crowns will also be incorruptible and will last for all of eternity. They will be a special mark and a special token given by our Lord to honor and reward all of those who have faithfully served Him in this life by the laying down of their own lives in service to the Kingdom of Heaven.

What exactly is this crown?

    1. a mark of royal or (in general) exalted rank which was given as a prize to victors in public games
    2. the eternal blessedness which will be given as a prize to the genuine servants of God and Christ: the crown (wreath) which is the reward of the righteousness
    3. that which is an ornament used to honor someone
    4. A badge worn during nuptials representing joy
    5. Symbolizes royalty

 

The Crown Incorruptible

  • Received for exercising self-control in all disciplined training
  • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
  • Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.   And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.   I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

The Crown of Life

  • Received for standing approved before God by rightly dividing His Word in our lives and loving Him above all persons and things as His perfect love casts out all fear
  • James 1:12
  • Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
  • Revelation 2:10
  • Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

The Crown of Rejoicing

  • Received for the witnesses who suffered contention for speaking the Word of God, yet continued to preach, teach and instruct, winning souls for Jesus
  • 1 Thessalonians 2

For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.  For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:   But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.   For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:   Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.   But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:   So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.   For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.   Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:   As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,  That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.   For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.   For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:   Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:  Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.   But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.  Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.   For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?  For ye are our glory and joy.

The Crown of Glory

  • Received by leaders in the Body for feeding God’s people with His Word
  • 1 Peter 5:1-5

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:   Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;  Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.   And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.   Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.   Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.

The Crown of Righteousness

  • Received by all born again believers who love His appearing
  • 2 Timothy 4:1-8

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;  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.  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;  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.   But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.   For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.   I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:   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.

 

One day… We shall fall down before our Lord Jesus and lay our crowns down in worship before Him.

Revelation 4:10-11

The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

What a beautiful blessing….  Do you see what I see?  In order to cast our Crowns before Him…  Look where we will be!  At THE THRONE worshiping our Beloved Jesus forever and ever. 

This just sends my Spirit soaring, as I am sure it does yours as well.

So keep looking up, hold fast to what is true, as we worship Him NOW in Spirit and in Truth, for a time is coming beyond our most glorious imaginations, where we will be ONE WITH HIM eternally!

What a Glorious Day that will be!

The Church of EPHESUS – Book of Revelation

Church of Ephesus

Revelation 2:1-7

  • 1 – Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus [Means “Permitted”, a city of Asia Minor] write; These things saith he [Chief power, Master, Ruler] that holdeth the seven stars [standing firm in the midst of others, star] in his right hand [a place of honor and authority], who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks [garments of angels, and of those exalted to the splendour of the heavenly state, brilliant, shining white].
  • Take notice who is speaking here, by the authority of our Master Ruler. An Angel
  • This Angel is in the “midst” of this Church – with, before and behind

 

  • 2- I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
  • This Church is working hard, with patience for the Kingdom
  • They do not tolerate evil
  • They do test the Spirits and are successful in knowing the sheep from the goats

 

  • 3 – And hast borne [carry another when they are weak, share another’s burdens], and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
  • They have great patience in their service to the Father, working diligently and not grown tired
  • They have compassion for one another, lifting and encouraging each other to the point of carrying their brother or sister when they are weak.

 

  • 4 – Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left [send away, disregard, neglect] thy first [honored chief, first in time or place] love [one of the bridegroom’s friends, one you know intimately, to be contented with, to love dearly].
  • Some in this Church were so wrapped up in doing, they forgot just Who they were called to be – Bride
  • They neglected to keep an intimate relationship with Jesus, their beloved and neglected to stay intimate with Him
  • Eventually they no longer burned with desire and their passion was lost so they fell away, compromising their salvation

 

  • 5 – Remember [be mindful, think on the memories] therefore from whence thou art fallen [to perish or to lose a thing], and repent [ask for forgiveness and not do again], and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick [Angel, light] out of his place, except thou repent.
  • He is calling us to think about what condition we were in before we were saved and or delivered
  • For us to reflect on how intimate, humble and grateful we were when we first walked with Jesus
  • We must turn from the temptation of doing for the Kingdom out of flesh – no matter the situation, prior to intimately seeking Jesus – these will often argue for the sake of being right or seek fame and attention from others – we should never seek glory or acknowledgment from man, only God our Father
  • Should we not? QUICKLY He will come and remove the Angel who is in our midst

 

 

  • 6 – But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans [those who became a stumbling block worshipping idols, did not walk in liberty], which I also hate.
  • These believers did not go along with idol worship
  • An idol can be a person, anyone you may seek approval from – taking the place of God in one’s life
  • They were walking in liberty

 

  • 7 – He that hath an ear [listen to the message prompted by the Holy Spirit], let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh [walk in victory with Jesus, hold fast to their faith even unto death] will I give to eat [consume, take in one’s self] of the tree [wooden cross] of life [to live, breathe, be among the living with Jesus, devoted to God], which is in the midst of the paradise [a pleasure ground, Heaven] of God.

 

  • These are those promised life real and genuine, a life active and vigorous, devoted to God, blessed, in the portion even in this world. Those who put their trust in Christ, but after the resurrection will be consummated by new accessions [among them a more perfect body], and to last forever.
  • Remaining in a state of constant pleasure in Heaven with the Father throughout eternity.

IMPOSTORS – Come Out From Among Them

The greatest and most dangerous form of darkness cloaks itself as Light. Today’s message is for the brethren, those with an upright heart who seek to walk in wisdom, in servitude to our Lord Jesus.

Being chosen certainly does come with a heavy price, a laying down of oneself in exchange for eternal life.  We are the Temple (abiding place) of the Holy Spirit.  As we die to self, we gain more oil – which is actually guided wisdom and discernment imparted by the Holy Spirit and therefore we are made ready to become just as He is… Jesus, we shall be like Him and we do not even know fully yet what that looks like.  However, a day is closing in where we will fully behold Him and ourselves, in His likeness inside and out and be just as He is.  We are in a transformation process at the moment, so to speak.

If we look around at the World we gain some understanding of what or who, we do not belong to.  There is not one child of God who does not feel the tug within to be separate from the World right now.  It reminds me as if a FINAL CALL is going out… To come out of her My people.

Some just came out, others are in the process of coming out and even more are getting prepared to begin the coming out process, but no matter where you are on that path rest assured it is perfectly being orchestrated by the Most High.  We cannot rush it, we cannot force it on another, we cannot squirm our way out of it or manipulate it in anyway.  There is ONE WAY to the Father, which is ONLY IF JESUS LEADS US TO HIM.  I cannot lead you, you cannot lead me and we follow ONE VOICE TO HIM – THE VOICE OF THE LAMB, JESUS.  The word says another we will not follow and if we do we will stray off the path.  So don’t follow me and don’t think for one moment we are more pivotal in the Salvation of another than we truly are.  Let me tell you, I have been there and done that and it will cast upon you much anguish and lack of peace and rest in Jesus.  Do you know why the Father ordered our steps this way?  It is actually for our own protection and the protection of others – His flock.  If this was not His way, many false representatives of the enemy’s kingdom would come in as light and snatch us out of the Father’s hands, so He made this impossible by His Kingdom Order.  And this is what we are going to discuss today.  I pray we heed all the warnings given to us by the Holy Spirit.

Let me ask you a question…  If the Lord needed flesh on Earth to save the souls of men, then why did He not leave Jesus here for that very task?  Everything is our Creator God’s design and He designed for Jesus to come to the Earth to save the ones appointed to be saved, but that was His divine way – He could have done it any other way, but this is what HE CHOOSE.  Jesus came in the flesh, only to die to it and then be resurrected from death to life in a glorified body.

To be more accurate Biblically, we should say we are here to “Make disciples of all men by preaching the Gospel of Jesus.”  We are called to edify, encourage, exhort, rebuke, reprimand one another, as we pray for and lift each other up when one falls, by comforting one another with the same words by which we were comforted ourselves.  People hear His Gospel when we are sent and through His power we heal and open eyes.  But the real life saving power and force is Jesus, Himself.  Not us.  If I were not here, he would send another and same holds true for you.  For some reason, the enemy who is grounded in pride, has deceived many into thinking the World would end if they were not present and those they love would be eternally lost.  Actually, I have found in my own faltered state I have done more harm than good in my family at times and that it is much more productive to act like Jesus, rather than speak about Him.

Anyway, before we move on I want to point out that JESUS MOVED through the crowd that were ridiculing, mocking and scoffing Him.  He did not try to convert them.  He focused on one group, those who were searching for a Savior with an open heart and would listen – they had one common element – to be set free and changed from the inside out.  They did not always get things right, they slipped up occasionally and such, but one thing is for certain – they saw THE ONE Who was appointed to make them whole and He is Who they followed after and so should we.

You can read about this in Luke 4 as well as some other places in the Bible.

Proverbs 9:6-12

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding. He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

  • We don’t reprove someone who scorns and is wicked, it does no good
  • Only a wise man will love when given instruction
  • Someone who scorns is alone, operating without even Jesus

Today I ask the Lord to expose my heart for His people.  That we all would gain wisdom to remain on the straight and narrow path which leads to eternal life.  Amen.

We are going to start out in 2 Timothy 3 and build from there.  I recently listened to a very timely message of confirmation to what the Lord has been showing me, so some of this will be confirming to you as well and other parts may be new revelations, just so you know in advance.

2 Timothy 3

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

                This is manifesting right now to those with eyes to see

 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

                They speak of God, but are not of Him

We are to not follow them and turn away from hearing what they say

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

                Seems women are more prone to being lead away by these vain talkers

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

                They can learn but do not know or love the truth

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

                They resist truth, are corrupt and reprobate in their minds

But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.

                They will be exposed

But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

                We are assured if we FULLY know the Gospel we shall be delivered and be aware of those who do evil

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

                Evil men will continue to seduce increasingly because they are deceived and deceive others

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

                Knowing the Scriptures and continuing in them will protect us

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

                Tells us what Scripture is actually for as a tool granted to us on this journey

                It is profitable, because it bears good fruit, because the source is God Himself

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Knowing the Scriptures sets a foundation of perfection within us and we will live righteously walk uprightly.

 

It doesn’t take a Biblical scholar to recognize we are living in perilous times and a few of us may even notice how these perils are increasing in nature and frequency.  The Bible calls these, “Birth pains.”

Because so many have reprobate minds now (which the Father has given them over to) they are living in sheer outer darkness of torment through a sort of perpetual confusion, similar to hell in their minds.  They are wicked, fierce, wild, hostile, like savage beasts, as the Bible describes.  Basically, everything opposite of the Holy Spirit and the fruit He displays and us too, when we are walking in obedience.  Every single action we take produces fruit – good or bad.

I said all that to say this… Imposters are among us.  The Father is allowing this to purify His Body, in order to remove all that is not of Him.  The beauty in this is how He is using it as a testing tool, in order we see repentance is a requirement to enter into the Kingdom of God.  Since we are the apple of His eye, He is doing this mighty work in order He can lavish His love and acceptance upon us.  In this process we retain Godly wisdom of Him as Abba Father in truth, in love, in discipline and embrace – this is called “fullness.”  I guess you could almost call it… Full circle or rebirth into our first estate with Him, no longer separated from Him by misguided understandings perceived by self.

Some Simple Truths:

  • Rebellion never seeks repentance and God’s children embrace it.

Isaiah 30:9-10 

That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.

  • Disobedience was birthed in the Garden, which opens our eyes to evil even today and is why we have been studying so much about “Stranger danger” and another voice we will not follow. Women are especially susceptible to the craftiness of serpents.
  • Opinions are not the Holy Spirit, as the Spirit speaks only truth. We should not mix the two and we definitely should not mislead others in mingling the two together.
  • Agents of evil/imposters, want everything done in secret, they desire to stay hidden and are cleaver at doing sneaky things. They operate in the shadows and are CLOAKED IN LIGHT BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO LIGHT WITHIN THEM.  One of their main assignments is to trick us to call evil good and good evil, so beware.  When exposed they will target the one exposing them with force to silence the truth of them from being revealed.  When someone you care about departs from the Faith and you remain in the faith, don’t mingle and come into agreement with their actions of deceit, but rather pray and pray some more for them, they certainly need the Lord more than ever.
  • Just like Judas infiltrated the group of disciples, people with that same identity is within the Church today. They will be and are being exposed right now BY THEIR OWN ACTIONS – we do not have to do or say anything.  Similar to how Haman hang on his own gallows in the Book of Esther, it is a reaping upon them what was sown by them.  Their mission is to bring chaos, disorder, confusion and to wrap you in chains because they themselves are bound.  Although it may be in your heart they be set free – pray for them, only Jesus can lead them to the Father.  He is the chain breaker.
  • The Lord showed me an example of this very thing manifesting the other day in chat… So I wrote it down to share with you all.

Someone who has been harassing people for awhile now and has been the cause of many people leaving chat (but they still listen to our teachings for the most part) was in chat and I noticed one of the people they had scared came back into chat for a bit.  I was watching very closely… All of a sudden the wolf said to the lamb…  “I am sorry you did not want my help.”  Do you see the manipulation in that vain apology?

There was no true repentance.  This is how we can begin to test the spirits and become wise through the Holy Spirit.  Devils always twist things to operate out of their true nature as accuser of the brethren… Even in a masked apology.  Cloaked in light he was trying to save face and actually blamed her for rejecting his false outstretched hand.

  • I only used this as a demonstration so we can discern and be wise to the snares set before us. Quite often a little observance reveals a lot.
  • Once the imposters in our own lives are revealed, be aware that they do travel in mobs, just like they did in Jesus’s day (there certainly isn’t anything new under the sun) and will gather ranks around them to attack any prey on those that will not submit to them. The reason being, they want to remove that one who does see and has been shown the way they operate, because they cannot infiltrate as darkness in the presence of light.  However, if they can remove the light, they can prevail for a season.  Just as it is written for a short time the enemy wears out the Saints to overcome them.

Psalm 2:1-5

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

  • Rage and vengeance are two indicators you are in the midst of an imposter. In order we do not partake in their vengeance and sin we are to depart from them. If we partake in their sin by coming into agreement with it, we will also partake in their sufferings.
  • Like we have discussed before … Our calling is assured, when we have no guile within us and follow the Lamb wherever He goes. He is purging us now of all iniquity so we will be found worthy to stand before Him and escape all things coming upon the Earth.
  • I want to point out Judas was a man in the day Jesus was a man – both walking the Earth. And just like Jesus is alive and well Spiritually on the Earth, so is that spirit which overtook Judas and both use vessels to carry out the wills of their Fathers.  Jesus uses His brethren and Judas uses his.  Jesus never betrays us, which is why we follow no man.  Betrayal is very swift and I want to review some catche phrases the enemy is using to infiltrate the Church.  Remember, this is not a person, but a spirit that operates and influences someone to carry out the deeds of the flesh.  Recognize it, be wise and gentle and be cautious to cast something out, unless the person is willing to do the work to remain free.  We are told to RESIST the enemy and he will flee.  Resisting means do not engage, as some only come out with prayer and fasting.  Fasting here, besides the obvious, also means the person desires to REFRAIN from the sin that so easily entangles them.

These Judas vessels often display a few familiar characteristics:

Tolerance –Tolerant to sin, to others, to be free and do whatever you want…

Includes everybody – The false church is big on being inclusionary

Peace – They often come cloaked in peace before they tear your life apart – they will “Betray with a kiss,” or rather show affection while plotting your end.

Safety – They will say things to help you to lure you in to destroy you

Coexist – They are really into saying – let’s all just get along, it doesn’t matter what is truth and is not.  We are called to stand on the foundation of truth, Himself.

Judging – Since they are avoiding any sort of consequences and trust me they know God’s rules better than we do – they will accuse, anytime one judges before the time, because they are scared to death of where they are appointed to be.  Discernment is permitted, but condemnation is not.  Remember – they want you to call evil good and good evil, so they use this tactic against all that is good.

There is so much more to go into about this, we have barely scratched the surface.

Just understand this one thing for now:

The fruit of this deception is calling evil good and good evil and the root is deception

  • The Lord did not call us to be gullible. He called us to be WISE and GENTLE.  Like a hoot owl who sees much and speaks little… That should be us in these times.  Remember owls are awake at night, they have excellent night vision and see all the way around themselves.  And on a side note:  They consume serpents.
  • Quite often people around us, either understand dark sentences being confounded by the wise or speak and understand what is plainly given in the Word by the Holy Spirit. Imposters “Echo” what they have observed and heard because they do not have the Holy Spirit guiding them and satan can only imitate the One True God and Father.  We are all going to witness this false holy spirit more and more in the days to come.
  • They target the weak because it empowers them to be strong. There is a certain amount of respect and understanding they have with anyone they view equal to or above them, because they are fearful of being defeated.  It is why they “Prey” on the innocent little ones and do not tangle with those who they perceive have strength, which is why they also prey upon women.  Somewhat similar to a “Bully.”
  • They will accuse of that which is within them. They do not use the Bible as the mirror of truth to see their own souls in order to repent, so what they say of another is who they have become themselves.  Instead they will take the Bible and see who in their minds are “Measuring up.”  Paranoia rules them as a basis of truth.  They know Scriptures as a base point of only to condemn.

The reason I am going through all this is that we have a firm foundation of truth because we are in a real spiritual battle here of good versus evil.  If we do not do this we may slip into thinking various thoughts and imaginations of our own mindsets.

  • All imposters are trained by the devil within them to carry out his bidding. They have an ability to BLEND IN, INFILTRATE, BETRAY and DESTROY FROM THE INSIDE-OUT of any gathering.
  • We are to continually walk uprightly through:

Studying the Bible as food for our souls

Trust in the Lord Jesus of Nazareth

Obey His commands

Seek Him continually with our whole hearts♥

THIS IS THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW ROAD WE JOURNEY ON

                                                      JESUS IS THE GATE… Which is why we follow HIM alone

                                                                                                        Thankfully, ALL who call upon His Name

Shall be saved.

Amen.

Purely Sanctified~~~

Why are we not able to be pulled out of the Lord’s hands?  That sure seems like a loaded question doesn’t it?  Let’s look at the Word and see what Scripture says.

John 10 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

We are promised eternal life through Jesus, given to Him by the Father.

The evidence of that promise is in the full Chapter of John 10, as follows:

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

But he that entereth in by the door (Jesus) is the shepherd of the sheep. (speaking of witnesses)

To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. (a hireling is for self – not willing to lay their life down for the flock)

13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (Jesus brings people into the sheepfold)

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? (Throwing accusations)

21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind? (The blind will lead the blind right off the cliff…)

22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. (Caught up in offense/accusation and couldn’t hear Him plainly)

25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.

26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

30 I and my Father are one.

I guess you could say many of us have literally been snatched out of the fire and the enemy’s hands and placed into the hands of Jesus and we cannot be snatched out of his hands.

Who are we really?

Are we a sinner expecting to enter into the Kingdom, which would go against all Scripture by the way?

Or are we a Saint who falls short occasionally?  Being perfected, purified, sanctified and set apart?  Which more rightly describes the fullness of Jesus abiding in us, aligning with His written and spoken words.  This offends flesh.  This causes an argument to rise up in one’s flesh.

Sin is a mistake the first time and a choice after that…  If I am honest with myself I know it is not what I want to do I do anyway and vice versa.  I choose sin at times, me… I do it.  I can’t blame anyone, not even the devil – he didn’t MAKE me do it, I did it.  Do you know what happens when you blame another for the act you commit?  It prevents repentance and without true remorseful repentance there is no deliverance and no restoration and without these we are not washed clean by the Blood of Jesus, having a garment spotted and blemished.  Avoiding making ourselves ready.

So today… I want to talk a little about PURITY and SANCTIFICATION and see where the Holy Spirit leads us.

Some of us have been praying the Lord “CREATE IN ME A PURE HEART” as stated in Psalm 51:10.  How foolish it would be to make a request known to the Father in skepticism.  So I happen to believe if it was declared and written by Him, it surely is attainable with Him.  Amen.

Who enters into the Kingdom of Heaven?  Only those who become as a child…  A child is pure in this way of trusting the Father.  Since we know a child can be full of folly (foolish), often like us, I am reminded once again it is not what we do or do not do but rather if we receive what Jesus already did to reconcile us to the Father…  That is where Faith comes in and your whole life and desires change when He touches your heart and soul.  You begin to bend and move WITH HIM, rather than MOVING AWAY from Him.  As a wayward child full of folly playing a dangerous game, we go from running away from His arms, right into them.  I happen to believe this is an ongoing process throughout our whole lives, rather than just a one time moment.

Want to know who you belong to?  All you have to do is look at yourself and see who you run to in a time of need.  A sinner will run to sin or a man, oftentimes a stranger.  A child of God (Saint) will run to their Father.  Granted at times it takes more pressure on some than it does others in order for them to be broken enough to run to Him, but rest assured… We did run to Him and so will they.

His children WERE sinners saved by GRACE.  Is there such a thing as a saved sinner?  Sinners lack one pivotal requirement…. Repentance.  But when our identity is in Jesus, our desire to sin is removed within us so that when we do slip up occasionally we have an internal warning system going off to naturally say – I am sorry Lord, please forgive me and go and sin no more.  I know I am just pointing out the obvious here, but the devil has convinced us through condemnation there is no way out of sin, which is a lie.  JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE and through Him, through the WAY OF ESCAPE He has provided (Himself)… We truly can walk the Earth and be Holy as our Father in Heaven is Holy, just as He commanded us to do. Again it is not what we DO, but rather what He already has DONE to make us presentable before the Father.

So the first step is to understand that PURITY, HOLINESS and RESTORATION are attainable.  Even if we do not believe it right now, can we agree it is written in the Scriptures?  All the time I am in situations in which my mind and heart question what is written, but if I seek the Lord and His words, eventually my mind will align with His truth and so will my walk.  It is how we encourage our soul in His footsteps of truth.

I do not want to digress and try to convince anyone today of what is already written in the Word.  Some of us need to go back to the basics and do a solemn study in the Gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John to get a firm foundation of truth.  Without a firm foundation the whole house (us) will collapse and we will run to and fro.  So in moving forward, let’s believe we HAVE (past tensed) sinned and fallen short of His glory.  But that is the old man, not the New Creature in Christ, who’s identity seeks to have no part in the sinful nature of the old man.  If what I am saying leaves you with any doubt, I urge you to Study the Word more in-depth to show yourself approved before the Lord, because we have to keep walking here…

As we die to the flesh daily, I can promise you so does our desire to be ruled by it and we seek to be Holy, without spot or blemish and what we seek we shall become.  What we take in, eat of and partake in we become one with and if it is Jesus and His words then the outcome is without fault, blameless and pure.  Remember – less of me and more of HIM.

Once our hearts are purified so will everything else fall into the place in the arena of purity – our minds, souls, actions, words, etc… Reflect Him, abiding in us.  But like I said… this is a required process so we KNOW HIM and intimacy is fortified in the process.

Let’s read something I found the other day in Mathew 19:

11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.  (Eunuchs are undefiled in the Lord’s eyes – virgins)

13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

  • With God all things are possible.
  • We must follow Jesus as a child and forsake (let go) of EVERYTHING
  • We become PERFECT when we let go of everything and follow Him
  • Even the disciples rebuked the children but Jesus said let them come to me
  • All men cannot receive this saying, but some will if the Father gives it to them
  • Most importantly – I want us to concentrate on Verse 12

12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.  (Eunuchs are undefiled in the Lord’s eyes – virgins)

Without having to spend too much time…  Eunuchs mirror virgins, dedicated to serving the King as a life laid down in full submission.

Some were:

  • Born that way
  • Made that way by men
  • Made themselves that way for Heaven’s sake

I am reminded of how the Bride will make herself ready in Revelation 19:

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

  • The Bride made herself ready
  • Wears cleanliness and purity (through a bleaching process)
  • What she wears is RIGHTEOUSNESS (redeemed, a favorable judgment of acquittal)

Displaying characteristics of:

Virtue, keeping the commands of God, innocent, faultless, guiltless, no guile, Who’s ways of behaving, thinking, acting and feeling are WHOLLY CONFORMED TO THE WILL OF GOD so they need no rectification in the heart of life – BELONGING SOLELY TO JESUS CHIRST.

  • Did you notice this Scripture speaks of SAINTS, not sinners?

That is who I want to speak to today for the remainder of this study.  You know who you are even though I may not.  But when I just went over that Scripture it resonated as truth WITHIN YOU.  Your mind may have questioned it, but your Spirit confirmed what I was reading, saying, “This is you.”  You already know, this is the way, now walk in it.  (Speaking of obedience)

Some of you are naïve concerning evil just like me and I want to talk to you for just a moment if I may.  In my time alone with the Lord I was asking Him why He made me the way He did?  Falling short so much and desiring to be less naïve and trusting because it seems if you are not delivering evil you are being targeted by it and I do not like this at all I must confess.  Now I realize some of you all knowing evil was required of you and even that is purposed.  But for just a moment I would like to speak to those who the Lord kept from desiring to seek ghosts, channeling spirits, playing Ouija boards, new age illuminations, seeing and hearing demons in bedrooms, etc… You see evil and either it flees from you or you resist it so it flees, but either way evil is not in your repertoire of what you seek.  There are a few of us out there and we often feel rejected by those who have had experiences we have not.  There is also a small remnant of people who used to do those things and are fully redeemed and reconciled to the Lord and have turned away – so this I am sharing includes you as well.  But if you have even a small bit of leaven of curiosity of the dark side, you still have some work to do in this area.  In other words, when the enemy comes he still finds something in you to sift you with as wheat.

I was praying and seeking the Lord on this because I really, really do not have any desires to seek after anything which originates or operates in darkness and chaos.  Can anyone relate?  We are castaways really, the World casts us away and oftentimes so does the church.  Just mention the fact you are “Homesick” and the religious will bring the wrath of words upon you for simply stating you have a longing to be present with the Lord void of any flesh barrier.  So to encourage you all there are few Scriptures the Lord gave me:

Romans 16:19-20 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men.  I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good and simple concerning evil.  And the God of peace shall bruise satan under your feet shortly.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Mathew 18:3 Truly I tell you unless you become converted (change your behavior) and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Titus 1:15-16  Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

I just wanted to encourage you all who are like children, to continue walking with the Lord Jesus and to take time alone with Him regularly when the World or even those inside the Church seem to overwhelm you.  We must comfort one another with the words by which we were comforted.  Which is why I am even saying this today.

There truly are some who do follow the lamb wherever He goes, the redeemed and without guile in their mouths.  They are often the counted out ones, the least of these so to speak.  You sing a new song now, you know the Lord is worthy, He is your Shephard and you drink from His well of living water only.  The Lord will wipe away every tear that you have cried from your eyes.  And when He returns, you will prevail with Him and accompany Him as His called and chosen, faithful ones.  YOU ARE IN THE NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS, THE BELOVED BRIDE and ARE SO LONGING FOR HIS APPEARANCE.  You wear the Crown of Righteousness spoken of in 2 Timothy 4:8.

Please do not be ashamed of who you are because of Who’s you are.  I want this to be an encouragement to you, to just hold on a little longer and soon, very soon, one way or another we are going Home.

Haggai 2

My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!’ 6“For thus saysthe LORD of hosts, Once more in a little while, I am going to shakethe heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. 7‘I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts

 

 

 

Hebrews 12

23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

29 For our God is a consuming fire

The glory in all this is WHEN WE FOLLOW THE LAMB WHEREVER HE GOES, LISTENING ONLY TO HIS VOICE AS HE REMOVES THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT OF HIM IN ORDER ONLY THAT WHICH CANNOT BE SHAKEN REMAINS SO WE CAN SERVE GOD AND BE FOUND ACCEPTABLE IN HIS SIGHT… IN TURN WE HAVE GODLY FEAR AND REVERENCE WHICH FORGES A SINLESS, LAID DOWN LIFE RESULTING IN US MAKING OURSELVES READY.

How amazing is that????  Glory!!!!

You want to see who you resemble?  Look here….  Even an Elder was curious about these chosen ones and asked John about them – they were discussing these around the throne.  Let’s read in Revelation 7.

And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

  • An angel has the seal of God and seals those who serve the Lord from each Tribe

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

  • No need to fear what is to come because we are sealed and protected from that which is coming upon the Earth

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

  • A hundred here in Greek means a number of infinity referencing a sheepfold
  • Thousand here means of an infinity amount of time (as in the dragon, old serpent, devil, satan is bound a thousand years or how we will reign with Jesus a thousand years — One day is like a thousand days to the Father as He is not bound by the constraints of time like we are here on Earth)
  • Tribes are mentioned because it is a collective gathering from all over the Earth – see verse 9

Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.

  • Twelve here distinguishes the chosen from the called who have apostolic presence on the Earth by authority, nobility and sanctification, they follow in the footsteps of Jesus just as the apostles did in His day walking the Earth in the flesh. Again THOUSAND is used because the number is innumerable so to speak – TWELVE is basically describing their calling to serve the Kingdom.

Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Now if that doesn’t cause your Spirit to take notice and get excited I don’t know what will!!

These chosen ones are mentioned again in Revelation 14, let’s take a look.

Revelation 14

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Sooooo… As I was feeling a little like Nicodemus when he asked the Lord how to be born again when he is old and whether he had to enter back into his mother’s womb…  I just sat here for many many days, pondering what the Lord was showing me.

I also asked Him why we are called sons of God when some of us are girls?  And how is a man to be a bride and how odd that must feel?  And how he calls us wise virgins when our flesh is sure lacking in that department?  And my questions to Him are just endless….

You know what He said?

My beloved child, you ask so many things, as I have created you with the curiosity of a child.  It is rare for one to be touched by such evil and continue to seek answers in the simple truths of Me.  I have loved you with an everlasting love, to which is unmatched in human frailties.  Many have counted you out and all along I have counted you in.  Your securement in the Kingdom is discovered in your simplistic and humble ways.  Nothing is able to pull you out of my grasp, as I embrace the purity of you, fanning that eternal flame to burn out all iniquity as a washing deluge upon your heart.  As the sands of time pass, it shall become more evident I know you and you know me.  Seek me as I am found in the still small voice of your being and hold on tightly to the pearls I clothe you with.  Most will not understand, but just like I sent my Son Jesus to reach a few… A few will grasp the fullness of truth I anoint your lips to speak.  You have no guile in you and therefore neither are your words laced with the guile of man but rather are shod with pure innocence of Me.  Lead who will follow and for the rest who are of a different fold, trust me to get them as well.  They are not of your concern, but are reserved unto Me to attain.  When at all possible be at peace with all men and be diligent to not be tainted by that which is not appointed in your time.  As I continue to grow your understanding that I am sovereign over all, My peace will affirm you to stand.  Never weary in doing good, do not run ahead of Me and do not lag behind, but rather be lead solely by the Holy Spirit, moving and swaying at His contractual leading.  I have never placed any fear into you outside of fearing and revering Me.  As you learn to submit wholly unto Me you will begin to walk upon the waters of adversity, destroying the enemy under your feet, sinking only into my presence of covering and protection.  Seek no man for anything but only seek Me and as a result I will move man to assist on your behalf.  Seeking man only delays the process to an inevitable outcome, therefore, know that I am your One True Source of all in life which was, and is, and is to come.  You, my precious daughter are priceless and those who share in Me cherish what I cherish and see what I formed as righteous goodness within you.  My love is poured out to others through the fingertips of your heart.  Tell them… I can always be found.  Some question everyone but Me, so I wait faithfully for their turn, as I embrace them with My love.  Tell them again… I can always be found as I will not share my glory with another in their hearts forever.  Amen.

 

So today I said all that to say this one thing…

Those who belong to the Lord are curious of one thing — Him.  We may not contain all the answers but when a question arises we seek one source – Him for the answer, knowing HE IS THE ANSWER and a stranger’s voice we will not follow brings us such release.  And the beauty in all this sea of truth is…  A little child will lead them.  Amen.  Because it was Jesus Who said… Unless you become as one of these (a child) you cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

We are just now beginning to take baby steps to trust Him in all things, just as a little child will lead them…. He is leading us.  Amen.

Spiritual Housekeeping ~ SOUL TIES Broken

Come up here! 

Just as the Lord called upon John of Patmos to “Come up here, I will show you the things which will take place…” He is calling each one of us individually to journey with Him.

Heaven’s message to John was the full revelation of Jesus Christ and that same revelation is for the offering to us.

The soul part of our triune being consists of [spirit, soul and body]  placing characteristic demands on our identity – Images of self,  secret thoughts, a fleshy desire and the like are a poor substitute for the person God created you to be. John did not focus there in the fleshly ways of the World and neither should we. Instead, we do have the internal ability to hear the voice John heard, and the same Spirit who called him, calls you and me—come up! Especially in these times, we need to insure our spirit remains strong in Him to release our faith, for the Lord only has good things in store for His children.

The voice of the Lord is heard in the heart, the spirit and the mind. That call is always upward—always higher.

Come away my beloved… He is calling YOU to come up here and be with Him!

Spiritual Housekeeping – Soul Ties Broken

What is a soul tie?

The Bible speaks of what today is more commonly known as soul ties. In the Bible, it doesn’t use the word soul tie, but it speaks of them when it talks about souls being knit together, becoming one flesh, idolatry, committing fornication, spiritual adultery and pleasure in unrighteousness  just to name a few.

  • Soul ties serve many functions, but in it’s simplest form, it ties two souls together in the spiritual realm.
  • Soul ties between God-ordained married couples, draw them together like magnets and are a healthy part of this life on Earth.
  • Soul ties between fornicators wreak havoc in your life, leaving you vulnerable and walking in a state of confusion as if you are on a roller coaster of emotions.  These situations give and withhold, draining the very life out of you.  This would be considered a relationship of any sorts that was not ordained by the Lord.  The fact is we all have at some time or another by our own freewill gotten entangled in relationships that have cause us nothing but pain and suffering.  So in an essence we are all guilty.

For example: A beaten and abused woman will remain tied to the man which in the natural realm she would hate and run from, but instead she runs to him even though he doesn’t love her, and treats her like dirt. The same goes for a man… He will endure verbal and physical abuse due to a soul tie and lie to himself saying he is staying because he is committed to marriage. 

  • Soul ties feed something within our flesh.  It satisfies the brokenness we have and in reasoning we become stuck in a belief mentality you are getting what you deserve… torment, pain and affliction.  You see the enemy at work here?  Sadly, we choose to feed the unhealthy part of us, rather than let Jesus set us free… And this becomes our “Norm” our comfort zone, if you will.  Sadly, hurting people are so broken they feel all they need is to be loved, if even it is painful and wrapped in rejection or neglect.
  • In the demonic world, unholy soul ties can serve as bridges between two people to pass demonic garbage through a gate if you will – an open door for darkness to enter and toy with you.  It is important to note, we open these doors by our own will.  A good example would be “Loneliness” in which the result is, a bad love is better than no love at all.

I know of a young man not too long ago break free from downright awful visitations from demons, all due to an ungodly soul tie he had with a witch. The man was a Christian, and the only thing that allowed her to send demonic torment his way, is through the soul tie.

  • Soul ties can do things such as allow one person to manipulate and control another person, and the other person is unaware to what is going on or knows what is going on, but due to a poor self-image of unworthiness, allows it to continue.

How soul ties are formed:

There are many ways which soul ties are formed, but here are some more common ways to man, that I am aware of.

Sexual relations: One way in which Godly soul ties are formed is when a couple is married (Ephesians 5:31, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”), so the Godly soul tie between a husband and the wife that God intended him to have is unbreakable by man as a result of BOTH marriage partners placing the Lord as Head over and through their marriage.  Since God is Love, He becomes the love bond which holds them together cementing a hedge the enemy cannot penetrate.  The Bible refers to this as The Covenant of Marriage.  One or both partners at anytime may break this Covenant by participating in sexual relations in thought or action – fragmenting the marital bond.  Should that bond be compromised, like with all things, in Jesus it is possible after true remorseful repentance happens, the purity of love can be restored fully.  It is important to note this takes BOTH parties to be willing to fully come into agreement and love according to the Father’s will in submission to Him and one another, so love may cover the sins and never fail.

Mark 10

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

  • Who joined the relationship together? GOD!  We out of rebellion choose and pursue relationships outside of God’s will for us and get entangled in all sorts of sin… Soul ties are just one manifestation of that sin… But a deadly one, unless we are set free.
  • When a person has ungodly sexual relations with another person, an ungodly soul tie is then formed.

1 Corinthians 6:16

What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

This sexual soul tie fragments the soul, and is destructive. People who have many past relationships find it very difficult to ‘bond’ or be joined to anybody, because their soul is fragmented and they wander around lost in a sea of rejection and abandonment, often unknowingly.  Sexual relations with another person entails a DNA exchange through bodily fluids… You become tainted,  unclean and impure as a result of no longer being under the covering of the Lord.  This is a major reason why when adultery is present in a marriage, the Lord is firm about granting certificates of divorce. The passing of DNA beyond the marriage covenant is forbidden.  And vice versa, as evidenced when an adulterer brings another’s DNA into the marriage bed.

If our Father in Heaven does not tolerate such things… Why do we? Just something to pray over and consider.  Setting boundaries and keeping them are purposeful for our spiritual well being and wholeness.

Close relationships: King David and Jonathan had a good soul tie as a result of a good friendship and clearly was ordained by the Lord.  Fellowship together as the Body of Christ or rather the “Ecclesia,” is a perfect example of Godly ordained soul ties, being grounded and rooted in love with Jesus as the Head and focus of each person.

1 Samuel 18:1

And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

  • Bad soul ties can form from unhealthy relationships fairly easy. Idolizing somebody can cause an over dependence soul tie which seeks pleasure in unrighteousness.
  • You can also create a soul tie with a singing group, a leader, a ministry, a friend, or by any idol the enemy dangles in front of you.  One of the ways this is evident is when you become obsessed with their “Fruit or giftings” to the point of desiring to please them, win them over or gain their attention. This explains the strong pull towards certain people that seems almost irresistible.
  • How often have you just “Connected” with others who were abused like you? Or betrayed? Or lost a child, etc…?  If you think this is an accident, think again…  If not kept at a healthy God centered level the relationship can quickly gravitate into the unhealthy dependence nature.

Vows, commitments and agreements: Vows and commitments by the words we declare  bind souls together, knowingly or unknowingly our words perform.  The Word guides to make sure our “Yes means yes and our no, no.”  This too is a valuable demonstration of boundaries.

Numbers 30:2

If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

How to break a soul tie?

If any sins were committed to cause this soul tie, repent of them! Fornication is perhaps one of the most common ways to create life altering soul tie and can even occur by viewing or listening to something or someone that stimulates lusts within.  Remember – Repentance means to confess the sin to the Lord, ask for forgiveness and to never commit the sin again.  All sin can be overcome through Jesus’s help when we rely on Him for strength and seek to have our hearts purified.

  • Fornication – Idolatry, also called spiritual whoredom – Is considered INFIDELITY AGAINST GOD when we desire anything to be present in our lives more than Him.  He alone is to be on the throne of our hearts.  Nothing or no one else is worthy of His placement of our worship and adoration.

2 Chronicles 21:13

But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father’s house, which were better than thyself.

Being set free:

If gifts were given to you by the other person in connection with the sin or unholy relationship, such as rings, flowers, cards, etc. get rid of them! Such things are idol representatives and symbolize the ungodly relationship and can hold a soul tie in place by the stirring of emotions when you cherish these objects.  Letting go of any object that stirs the memory footprint left within to trigger the past will only seal the breaking of the unhealthy bond which took place.

If you are still friends or in a relationship with the person and it’s no longer an ungodly relationship, simply repent of and forsake the unholy practices you used to do in your relationship, letting go and letting God be in His rightful place in your heart from this day forward.

It is not necessary to destroy all the gifts and things that you have been given, unless they provoke you to temptation or stir a longing within that seems similar to torment. I would still encourage you to get rid of anything that symbolizes the ungodly practices in the relationship.  Hanging on to such mementos that symbolize sin and are a constant reminder of the initial soul tie, serving as a temptation to open that particular door again, letting darkness come rushing back in.

It is important to note; any rash vows or commitments made that played a part in forming the soul tie should be renounced and repented of and broken in Jesus’s Name.

  • Such as: “I will love you forever”, or “I could never love another person like I do you” need to be renounced. They are spoken commitments that need to be undone verbally.

Proverbs 21:23

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

The tongue has the ability to bring the soul great troubles and bondage.

  • Forgive that person if you have anything against them. Forgive, Release & Bless.

It is a 2 part process to fully be freed of all soul ties in your life… It is an ongoing process, we as God’s children, walk out in our daily lives in order we maintain that freedom which can only be attained by overcoming in Jesus.

  • Before a soul tie can be broken, we must renounce it and then be broken by the Name of Jesus.

Renounce – disclaim, disown, reject and abandon something bad in our lives

It aligns with repentance, so if you are truly not going to abandon this area of darkness affecting your soul, then don’t bother… like sin, to repent means to confess and walk away from that sin and do it no more.

But for those of you who want to be free today… I will share an example of how you, through the Name of Jesus, are able to walk in liberty through His Spirit by simply just submitting and taking captive those thoughts through declaration.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

 

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Renounce the soul tie –

“In Jesus’ name, I now renounce any ungodly soul ties formed between myself and ______ as a result of _______________ ”

Break the soul tie –

“I now break and sever any ungodly soul ties formed between myself and _________ as a result of ______________ in Jesus’ name.”

 

Who the Lord sets free…. Is free indeed. Amen!

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

Heavenly Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to us for the redemption of sin to all who ask of Him with a humble and pure heart.  We are so blessed that freely He gave in order that we freely receive.  Please Lord wrap around each person who is seeking to be free from temptation and under the influence of unholy alliances.  I lift them up to You right now Lord and humbly ask You to guide them on this path to overcoming in Jesus.  Instill within them a pure clean heart, by the washing of Your word.  In Jesus’s Mighty Name I pray.  Amen.