THE WALK OF REALITY

THE WALK
PART 38

THE WALK OF REALITY

Does it matter what we believe or does God give us “credit” for believing whatever we “think” is right? Some religious philosophies teach that even if we are wrong in our knowledge and activate our faith in error, that God will still count it as valid because He judges our sincerity and forgives mistakes. I do not believe that one god is as good as another or that all roads lead to heaven. The truth is that God “Almighty” is very strict when it comes to accepting offerings and honors understanding, faith and obedience according to how they are related to His truth. It is not popular but He does NOT accept acts of faith in the name of a false idol. Those who worship false gods and incorrect spiritual teachings are not given an award for spiritual achievement. There are many civilizations, societies and cultures that have been sincere and have lived true to the laws of that particular sect, but this has only proved that we can be sincerely wrong. The intentions behind our actions reveal how we are spiritually “graded” however, the more we know, the more we are responsible for. Those who embraced the respect of all religions have become satisfied with the conclusion that everyone is connected to the “higher power” and this divine “attachment” is called universal salvation. This popular and fast spreading view believes the supreme being of the cosmos works through many deities, priests, prophets and religious philosophies to accomplish the “universal” heavenly agenda of spiritual enlightenment. This non-offensive idea is convinced that we should respect and accept all religions, thus unifying our love for each other along with enhancing our spiritual harmony. This view also considers any type of rejection toward this concept to be prejudiced, conceited, ignorant and narrow minded. While I do believe that we should love one another as Christ loved the world, I cannot fathom the idea of God accepting strange and offensive offerings of worship. We as Christians are to welcome all people into our gatherings for the purpose of uniting them with Christ; however, we are commanded to resist accepting doctrines that teach heresy.

As we study the tabernacle of Moses, it is amazing to observe the definite order and exact calculations that God demanded. This divine order of perfection is a solid component of Fathers character and a witness of the reputation of His holiness. In the Old Testament, we see that He did NOT honor all religions and the false gods and teachings of today are no different. In fact, He considered all other religions an enemy against His kingdom and made war against them. It does not matter how sincere the intention, there is a devastating cost to deception. “You will have no other gods before me. (No other religious representatives, idols, ideas, concepts or entities) You shall not make any engraved image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth: thou shall not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a JEALOUS God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” (Exodus 20: 3- 6) Does this sound as if it makes a difference whom we worship?

Many today ask why the world suffers, especially the children in countries where there is spiritual error. We can understand the legitimate reasons, as this verse reveals that God brings judgment as a result of rebellion. The Lord may even use Satan to punish the people but whatever the method or messenger, the fact remains that error brings consequences. The world began with a small group of people who believed in God and worshipped Him, but it did not take long before many different spiritual alternatives sprouted and presented new alternatives to the original ideas of serving THE God of the universe. This is one reason why the earth groans in agony. Division creates chaos and the liberation of independence can definitely have a dark side. The result of careless free-will to believe whatever one desires is actually causing the world to crumble upon itself and will pronounce its own death. For example, we have heard the story of Lot and how his two daughters sexually seduced him in the cave, after they fled Sodom and Gomorrah. Instead of trusting God and following His perfect way, the girls trusted their own understanding and committed unnecessary incest, which produced two cursed pregnancies. The result of following the desires of the flesh will always cause a chain reaction of sin and destruction. In this particular case, the two male children became the leaders of Moabites and the Amorites, two heathen nations that waged war with Israel and killed many of God’s people through the years. When societies drift away from God’s Word, they immediately fall into a downward spiral of spiritual depravity and this is where we find this nation today. Our government failed to follow Christ!

“Take heed unto yourselves, unless you forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which he made with you, and you create a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. For the Lord thy God is a CONSUMING FIRE, even a jealous God. I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall SOON UTTERLY PERISH from off the land where you go over Jordan to possess it; you shall NOT PROLONG YOUR DAYS upon it, (continue to live in), but SHALL UTTERLY BE DESTROYED. And the Lord will scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, as the Lord shall lead you.” (Deuteronomy 4:23-26) Having “wrong” faith (having faith in knowledge that is not true) comes from believing the wrong things. Our worldviews and spiritual convictions must be based on God’s truth or it is not divine reality. God does not honor or respect our opinions but only his Word, which is His will. God operates in a perfect system of required ingredients. Discerning truth comes from spending time meditating on Him and His Word through the Holy Spirit, and our faith is the key to starting the engine of supernatural miracle power. Without faith in the revelation of His Word, we are adrift on the information ocean without compass, provisions or paddle. Faith is knowing who He is, what He has and trusting that He will make it happen!

Believing the wrong knowledge comes from absorbing the wrong information. Selah. If we will pray to the Holy Spirit to guide us into Divine Truth – He will do it. Moreover, even if we are taught error, we can discern through God’s Spirit how to judge truth from false ideas. As we pray to become sharper in our sensitivity, we will grow stronger in our ability to detect deception and the tenderness to hear His voice. With the Holy Spirit helping us, along with our mind being renewed, we can work together as a powerful “filtration barrier” to catch erroneous, misleading and counterfeit intelligence. Living in the deception of error is a result of being conformed to the world’s way of thinking and not allowing the transformation process to evolve within our mind. When we are spiritually born-again, we are not necessarily “automatically” mentally transformed or enlightened to all truth. Studying and meditating in God’s Word comes into the mind and clears out the old thinking and replaces it with God’s way of thinking. The fact of being saved is the security of being spiritually rescued while the concept of mind renewal is to slowly change the way we think and act. We are a triune being and God wants to transform “ALL” of us. As a caterpillar becomes a butterfly so should we become completely different in every area of our life.

If we are truly saved, our spiritual identification is changed but we cannot be an overcomer without being transformed mentally from the inside out. People love the idea of accepting a free ticket to the joys and pleasures of eternal life but are not really interested in doing His will. For example, church members will dance in the aisles while someone is preaching about heaven or being raptured before the tribulation but it becomes very quiet when someone teaches about suffering persecution. Why is that? It is simple; Christians are just like everyone else in that they love pleasure and dread pain. They love potluck dinners and have wall-to-wall audiences for special entertainment but four people will show up on a weeknight scheduled for street witnessing. Most churches have a decent crowd on Sunday morning but only a handful for Wednesday night prayer service. Why is this happening? That’s easy! Because only a handful of people actually pray at all which means they are very uncomfortable praying together. Many church members claim to be Christians but actually do not know much about what that means. Sadly, most people in the church would rather be a spectator than a participator because spiritually they are on the “outside” looking in. The ninety percent have always been perfectly willing to allow the ten percent to do all the sacrifice and work. Many have never realized that the heart of being saved is an intimate relationship with God and His call to a personal obedience – NOT just to attend a corporate service at a certain time and location.

I was talking to God the other day praying and asking Him to please help me. It seemed immediately after I made the request that I heard a voice in my spirit that said, “I also really need you to help me! It hit me hard and I meditated on this for a long time. How often do we just bring petitions without asking Him what He wants from us? I passed a man holding a sign a couple of weeks ago in front of the courthouse that said, “Pray for rain”. I’m not saying that we cannot or should not ask God for His blessings but maybe there is a reason it is not raining! What about making a sign that said, “Repent from your sins”. It is time to stop using Christianity for just a “bless me club” and comprehend the reality of God’s holiness! He is angry at this nation and His judgments are being prepared because of the attitude of the people. Selah. Most of this nation has rejected God and turned their back on Him. They have discarded His Word and have railed against Him like the crowd who cried against Jesus when Pilot offered to release Him. Eyes have been blinded and hearts are calloused against God’s mercy. Our country is in a mess because most do not want God to tell them what to do and have chosen to live according to their own system of “feel good” psychology. The devil has easily blinded the eyes of the masses as they willingly worship their desires.

I am generally a peaceful person. I do not particularly enjoy conflict or confrontation. I have recently come in contact with some powerful information and it has inspired me to think more seriously about OUR part that we should do in these last hours. Those of us who are holding on to the garment of Jesus are feeling a sense of urgency. We are feeling that change is on the horizon and that it will be connected with the Middle East and our failing economy. I personally do not believe that anyone can reverse the course of this nation. It will take more than a president, senate or congress to save our country. I am not endorsing for us to stop praying, but rather to be led by The Holy Spirit about HOW to pray. There are many things to pray for but let us not pray amiss. We cannot pray against prophecy that God has already seen and verified as “coming to pass”. This world is filled with evil people and the blinded nations will gather against Israel in the last hour. I am not sure where America will be when this happens.

My question to you this day is; how far should we go to voice our convictions to society? Should we keep our spiritual knowledge to ourselves and wait for a Divine appointment? On the other hand, should we shout our views that are founded on God’s Word from the rooftop? Should we be vocal at work about our spiritual/political views and be willing to debate for what we believe? Should we study and show ourselves approved unto God about “politics” along with our knowledge of His Word? Should we publicly take a stand for what we believe to be true and become informed about what the enemy is teaching our children and then revolt against it? Are we to be quiet and just spend our time worshipping and living a peaceable life or should we be fighting against the New World Order until Jesus comes or until we are beheaded? Where do you personally stand at this time? If you have not noticed lately, the world is becoming more aggressive, more vocal, more confident and more intimidating. Are we to back off and let them have this world or are we to present our case in the Name of Jesus so that He can open their eyes? Where do you stand?

THE WALK OF SEPARATION

THE WALK
PART 25

THE WALK OF SEPARATION

The word separation has been associated with a mindset of division and it is rightly so. Division is the opposite of unity and for the Christian, this kind of thinking is usually negative. But in the spirit realm, we notice that separation has always had its place and will be in existence until we are with Christ in eternity. Those of you, who are the front line warriors and remnant bride of Christ, know first hand what it means to be separated from people and possessions of this world. Our sanctification prevents us from embracing sin but our love inspires us to love the sinner. We have turned away from those things that desire to enslave us and have separated ourselves from the temptations of pleasure. Many of you have sold your collectables and valuable treasures because you heard God’s voice and you obeyed His commands. Some of you have abandoned the world’s idea of success to embrace a life of humility, helping, ministering and giving. Likewise, some of you are still debating about which direction you will go and are weighing the cost as to just “how much” you are willing to surrender. We must be prepared to walk away from everything. Let us be reminded of the price that comes with being a follower, “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen. And, He said unto them, follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they IMMEDIATELY LEFT THEIR NETS AND FOLLOWED HIM.” (Mathew 4:18-19) We notice that He did not make them an offer or allow them to argue about the details. It does not say they hired other people to work for them while they were gone or even to watch over their possessions. It does not mention them saying goodbye to their families and friends or if they were torn about leaving the security of their established life. It simply describes the scenario of the God of the universe speaking to the hearts of humans to trust Him and obey Him. We make such a huge drama out of our decisions because it is the evidence of a fierce WAR between our will and His. Our flesh has such a smothering control over us that it creates incredible confusion and complications. Most of us at one time in our life were deceived with the complexities and fantasies of how life should be, but I hope we now realize that it was all a fleshly mirage. Remember, Lots wife was told to NOT look back.

I believe there is coming a time in the near future where those who are called by His Name will continue to experience a deeper revelation of separation. I am sad to realize there are many in our families that will choose to NOT advance with God. The masses that have not prepared themselves mentally and spiritually to follow Jesus will most likely be carried away with the strong flood of Satan’s lies and deceptions. It is too difficult to comprehend the depth of Christ if the mind is saturated with doubt and blindness. Most will turn away from the invitation to suffer for Christ as the rich young ruler walked away from Jesus. Today is the day to allow Christ to fill our hearts with His wisdom and holiness – not at the last second. “Jesus said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what you have and give it to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven: AND COME AND FOLLOW ME. But, when the young man heard that saying, HE WENT AWAY SORROWFUL: FOR HE HAD GREAT POSSESSIONS.” (Mathew 21-22) I received a word from a saint the other day and felt it was a message to us for the hour. I pray that it blesses you and speaks to your spirit.

Glynda Lomax, Jun 07, 2012 10:06 pm.

“I have spoken to you to leave behind the things of the past, yet many of you still cling to it. You cling to the people, the places, and the things of the past that have no place in your future, in your future in Me. If you try to take the past into your future, you will find no place for it there, my people. There is no place in the chaos that is coming for your flesh. Set your minds on Me, and on the things of My kingdom. Set your sights on your heavenly reward, for all that is now shall soon pass away. Life as you know it will cease, but in My Kingdom, all things are made new. You have asked Me for many things, and you have asked that I anoint you, yet you refuse to lay down the things I ask of you.

In the spirit I saw the enemy handing us things to occupy us, much like a mother hands a small child a cheap toy to keep them busy and distracted so they won’t fuss, while the Lord stands nearby, holding out to us a very genuine reward He wants to give to us. I saw that this is a very widespread attack of the enemy, trying to distract us from our walk with the Lord.
You are refusing to choose the things of Me when you cling to what is no longer useful, and many of you will be passed over for promotion because of this. I promote those who show themselves yielded vessels, ready for My use, obedient to My commands. I do not promote the disobedient.

Some of you have waited a long time for what is coming, yet have not made yourselves ready. Why must I continually speak this to you, My children? Why do you not obey, as you know you should? Will you live with regret and not the rewards I have for you? Some of you are obeying and you shall be given much for your much obedience. Those who obey little shall be given little. Do not be deceived children; I do not reward disobedience and sloppy living. I do not reward those who do not strive to walk in My ways. I do not reward those who do not honor My Son with their lives. You cannot serve two masters. Either you will serve your flesh, or you will serve Me, but you will not serve both and receive rewards from Me.

If you serve the enemy, then you receive his reward. If you serve Me – truly serve Me – you receive Mine. You cannot serve Me only with your lips, you must sacrifice the desires of your flesh, walk in My ways, be in My Word, do My will. I try the heart and the reins, I know all things. I know the true
motives behind your deeds and I shall judge you accordingly.

The time to shake off the past is now, My children. Let go. Let go of the things of the flesh that no longer serve a useful purpose in your spiritual lives. Let go and come up higher with Me for I have great rewards for you when you do. Do not be deceived. You cannot serve the enemy while serving Me, for
He who is not for me, is against Me. Release the past. Trust Me to meet your needs.” “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62) “In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” (Luke 17: 31-33)

After reading this message, I felt drawn to the passage in Mathew 25, as we follow the train of thought about the separation of people in this last hour. As we perceive the words of Jesus, we cannot help but notice the “difference” is revealed in the condition of the heart as well as the spirit. The hardness or compassion of the heart clearly identifies the character of the individual. Selah. Spiritual freedom is found when we lay everything at His feet and let go of the tight grip that we have on the things we have deep feelings for. Holding on to our “idols” exposes our allegiance and explains our motives. Let us begin with verse 31, “When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall SEPARATE them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And, he shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” We will see that God’s people have life changing convictions and burdens for the helpless and hopeless people of the earth. Their agape love is more than just words coming out of their mouths – they pour themselves out completely and freely like water from a container.

Jesus say’s, “For I was hungry and you gave me meat: I was thirsty and you gave me drink: I was a stranger and you took me in: Naked and you clothed me: I was sick and you visited me: I was in prison and you came to me.” The righteous people of God wanted to know when did they see Him in need and when did they ever help Him? He said that when they had ministered out of love – they had actually ministered to Him. He goes through the same examples to the lost people but instead acknowledges they DID NOT help anyone but rather lived selfishly without concern. He continues about how the sheep will inherit the eternal Kingdom of victory and joy while the goats are cursed and will be sent into the everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. If anyone has a question about his or her own salvation, this is a perfect example of what a true Christian looks like “walking the walk”. The remnant is not composed of “lip service” crowds, who want comfort, pleasure and everything handed to them on a silver platter. The followers of Christ are called to be like “Gideon’s 300 warriors” who say, “God, I know this is going to be a fight. I know it is going to cost everything that I have and all that I am but, Father, I am with You in this battle!” Are you being separated as a goat or sheep? Do you know which side you are on at this moment? Are you determined to be a SOLD OUT fanatic for Jesus? The dividing line is being drawn this day by the decisions of every person that has an ear to hear. Selah.