V-MAIL TO THE FRONTLINE
KICKING OVER THE SACRED COWS
“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God. Even the MYSTERY which has been HID from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints: To whom God would make known what is the RICHES OF HIS GLORY OF THIS MYSTERY of the Gentiles; which is CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY. Whom we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus”. (Colossians 1:25-28)
As I write tonight, I cannot deny a reverential fear of who The Father is – as holy, perfect and unchangeable. This perfection means that His word unmovable and non-compromising. The Lord has reminded me all week about how much concentration is needed to comprehend the realities of His word. The revelation of Jesus and how He desires for us to comprehend what He died for us to be is not a game or a fair-weather experience. It is a twenty four hour a day lifestyle! There is so much commitment involved with walking in God’s presence that no one has the time to waste with the distractions of this world. We are not going to fully grasp His revelations by just reading a verse every now and then or occasionally thanking Him for His blessings! The reason why it say’s in First Thessalonians 5:17, to ”Pray without ceasing” is because God knows that if we pray, meditate, worship and study like we are supposed to it will take every minute of our day and night! Living in God’s presence is not spending five minutes a day with Him and the rest for ourselves! It is a constant awareness! Revelation is enlightenment and this only comes with SATURATION and ABSORPTION. This in turn can only come with aggressive PERSISTENCE and DETERMINATION. But without a burning a desire to go deeper with God and walk with Him intimately – we will not even get off the couch. Nails are usually not driven in with one blow of the hammer as we need to go over and over His word until we know (that we know) what He is talking about. (We need to know what we believe and why!) We could read the same chapter everyday of our life and see something new each time. The Lord wants us to meditate on His word and pray for DIVINE understanding so His truth can PENETRATE our conscious and become a part of who we are! This is the only way we can become His living word – because we are what we believe! This life is not about getting more comfortable – it is about crying out to God for Him to open the eyes of our heart! And the more we see – the more we understand how much there is to do. I look all around and see so many that do not allow themselves to even think about yielding their life to Christ. I realize there are levels of spiritual development and we know that God understands the process of growth as well as some that are genuinely thirsty to learn all there is to know and Praise the Lord for them. But there are many who are lost, that close their eyes and ears on purpose because they are trying avoid the responsibility of facing God. Then of course there are the play-actors that are proud of their “white washed” religious exterior but are empty bones on the inside. What is our mission? To live in the Divine Reality of God every moment!
Some might ask, “Why is it so important to learn about God’s Spirit realm”? Because we will live out what we believe, and the way we live has a direct impact on the lost. The reason why Christians are not being used by the Holy Spirit to convict the lost is because they are not walking in the Divine Realities of God’s presence. If we live what we know – they will come to us and want to know how to live! If we are lukewarm the world will despise our religious attitude and will realize that we are just talk. We do not want to have a guilty conscious by considering how we are living (not enough love, not aware of divine appointments) could cause souls in our network to perish for all eternity. What ever happened to having a burden for lost souls? (Luke 11: 33) “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or crypt or under a bushel measure, but on a lampstand, that those who are coming in may see the light”. (Verse 36) “If then your entire body is illuminated, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright with light, as when a lamp with its bright rays gives you light”. “But he who did not know and did things worthy of a beating shall be beaten with few lashes. For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required; and of him to whom men entrust much, they will require and demand all the more”. (Luke 12:48)
We have been talking quite a bit about the default system lately and unfortunately many may still not recognize what it is. Some in the church may feel that evil, cold-hearted, bad people are on the one side (and, true they are) and the “church going” people are on the other side, but it is not necessarily like that. It is a fact there are only two kingdoms – one true, the other false, and everyone is a part of one or the other (sheep and goats, wheat or tares). But the problem with the “good old boy” philosophy that believes everything will be alright is that it came from the default system and is one of the most destructive forces on earth. Those who are serious about God have noticed the closer they come to Him the more they “see” like Him. The intensity of His presence brings peace, wisdom, power, spiritual discernment along with a sobering urgency and awareness. The farther away a person is from God the more relaxed they feel in an “emotional kind of way”. We said that a “default” is an automatic back-up when we do not choose the Divine. Salvation is the opportunity of grace to receive Christ by faith to be LORD. Those who refuse to yield their will to Jesus and allow Him to “possess” them will definitely receive the default because there is not a third option. The true reality of the gospel is that everything that falls short of total commitment to Jesus is considered default. This group of people includes the successful couples who live in beautiful houses, drive nice clean cars and who manicure their yard every Saturday. The dignified, the educated, our co-workers, our bosses and the highly respected all the way to the little old lady down the street who feeds the neighborhood stray cats. They are parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, siblings, church members, hard workers, the proverbial decent people who would give anyone the shirt off their back and even our offspring. They are all around us and they all watch us. They wait to see truth but are not sure what it is. The Holy Spirit will convict them when truth is revealed in us. Selah.
The person who never misses a church service but who habitually sins constantly – represents the kingdom of darkness. And those who rub the rosary beads and pray to Mary will be very disappointed along with those who pull out their prayer rug four times a day and pray toward Mecca. Brother Bill that is a terrible thing to say because we need to be tolerant of all religions and respect their beliefs. Did God speak to your heart and tell you to say that or is that a doctrine of the default? I am not ashamed to proclaim the truth that there is only one absolute truth and one way to heaven. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the only true God of heaven and earth and all other religions are idols and lies. “What profits the graven image that the maker thereof has graven it? The molten image and a teacher of LIES, which the maker of his work trust therein, to make DUMB idols. Woe unto him that speaks to the wood, Awake! To the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it”. (Habakkuk 2:18-19) ALL RELIGION is false worship if Jesus is not LORD of the heart. The Divine Reality is all about knowing Jesus and understanding His word and if that is not the center focus and top priority in life, then all that’s left is the default.
When I refer to a person who is religious, I define them as someone who does not have (and possibly have never had) a consistent, intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ – but who thinks they have. This spirit is attracted to being involved with church and biblically connected works as a means to appear spiritual to everyone that is looking. All that are “under the influence” of this spirit are convinced they are exempt from the default system yet little do they know they are actually a part of it. It is obvious to the true Christian that the secular world is built on the foundation of humanism but the ones caught up in the traditions, rituals and ceremonies of playing church are blind to the fact they are also included. Satan and his demons have played on the emotions of humans since they were created and has easily manipulated their pride into exactly what he hoped it would be; powerless, arrogant, self-righteous organizations that divide, deceive, and misrepresent God’s absolute truth. Religion is the enemy of God’s remnant and the sickening stench that has poisoned the world. Religion is an imposter of the true holiness, sanctification and obedience of a true disciple of Christ. It desires to control the people and hold them in bondage to its list of man-made laws. The hidden agenda behind religion is to distract the masses with an outward performance, hoping to hide the Divine Realities of who we are called to be. Jesus Himself confronted the established religious world as He tried to minister His Father’s true Gospel and immediately was met with strong resistance. The blood that has been shed over religious doctrine reveals the hatred that lies just beneath the surface of what is supposed to be built on love. This deceiving spirit is the offspring of the father of lies and is responsible for much of the doubt, discouragement, pain and hopelessness in the world. (Colossians 2:8) “Beware lest any man spoil (deceive, steal) you through philosophy and vain deceit (the default system), after the traditions of men, after the rudiments (principals, laws) of this world, and not after Christ”. (Verse 18) A disciple is a representative of the words of their teacher. Are you a disciple of Jesus or the world’s politically correct system? Disciples walk and live the words of their master because they believe them and trust them. Are we embarrassed to stand for God even if the world comes against us? We must not water down God’s word until it has no effect. We cannot compromise the sharpness of God’s two edged sword just to prevent offence. Seeker sensitive means the church does not want to present the piercing truth of God’s word that can stir and convict the heart to repentance. The devil created the seeker sensitive idea because he wanted to keep God’s church in a lifeless coma! I Corinthians 2:4, “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in DEMONSTRATION of the Spirit and of power”. (Verse 2) “For I determined not to know anything among you, except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. (Verse 7) But we speak the wisdom (truth) of God in a mystery (hidden form), even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained (designed) before the world unto our glory (benefit)”. The enemy loves to see the body of Christ gather for a church service and talk about how beat down they are. A negative sermon and all the negative decrees confirm and establish they are defeated and that Satan is completely victorious over the church. The true remnant is learning how to WALK in God and will be the reflection of their Father. The MANIFESTATION of God’s word in their heart and life IS THE DEMONSTRATION of God’s glory!
It is time to kick over the sacred cows! It is time to turn over the tables of the money changers. It is time to take our personal relationship with Jesus Christ to the highest level! Are we ashamed of what we believe? Does our reputation really mean that much to us? Or do we think we can just go about our own business and not get involved or be concerned with the way others live and believe? Think about all the things God is and all the things God is not and IDENTIFY yourself with those things. “Herein is our love made perfect that we may have BOLDNESS in the Day of Judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.” (I John 4:17) We believe we are ONE with Him and that is why we constantly PRAY and CONFESS VICTORY! We LIVE in VICTORY “ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN” because God is ALWAYS VICTORIOUS! “Let this mind (the wisdom and understanding of God’s divine reality) be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5) If we really believe the atmosphere of being in His presence is the most precious place to be – then why would we ever want to come out of it?