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Understanding Present Truth

TruthThere was a time when I was so ignorant and blind… literally deceived, that I did not know that I could choose my thoughts!  I thought I was simply stuck with whatever thoughts 'came into my head'.  I did not know The Lord, so I did not know The Truth.  I did not have the eyes of my understanding opened and I did not have 'ears to hear' what the spirit was saying.  I was left to my own devices.  I was left to my own vices and my own sins reproved me.  I was helpless against the wiles of the devil.  Consequences  were all I understood.

 

I did not know what value my life could have to God.  Like the precious Ark of The Covenant, now I also, am able and privileged to carry The Presence of God.  I thought my history of badness disqualified me but rather it made me an excellent candidate for knowing God personally!  He didn't come for the righteous but for sinners, and not to condemn… but to save.  Rather than running away from God with my sin I could have been running to Him with it because it really was His, and I was His too.  He had bought and paid for me, with a dear price… His own blood and His own Life… however, I didn't know all that. 

 

Now The Presence of I AM in me; Christ in me, My Hope of Glory.  The Hope of Glory is steadily and persistently  guiding me  through a conglomeration of conditions and experiences, and the whole gamut of spiritual geography and history.  You know… bottoming out in the world to get to the end of myself in the natural realm; getting born again and spirit filled.  Discovering what my gifts and strengths are and the sin that so easily beset me.  Experiencing The Anointing, The Wilderness, The Revelatory gifting,

The Diversity of 'churches', and the fellowship of the brethern.  Of course, as a pastor I have had first hand experience with church splits that devastated me and the entire flock… and with those that sow dischord among the brethern.  The shock as all The Great Men of God around me fell; an even greater shock as I found myself stumbling and falling from the stress, the losses, the betrayals, the rebellion of those I nursed when they were broken.  They left only to apostlize our congregation in order to establish themselves without a farewell party for their mission. 

 

Oh God, I repented also for being so naïve' and for giving such authority to the immature that were enabled then, by me, to use their skills to talk a good game.  I believed the best of them. I have seen the uprooting and the rebuilding, the core built up and then pruned and built up to be pruned again.  Pruned if you're bearing fruit so you will bear more and pruned if you don't bear fruit so that you will begin to bear.  The moral to that story seems to be that you are 'pruned if you do and pruned if you don't!'

 

Now we are experiencing extreme 'death to self', as leaders.  Let the church be changed and let it begin with me.  'Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose…'. (Bobby McGee). We are getting free to say the least.  It's all for good, it's all about love, its no more 'whats the right thing to do, but what's the loving thing to do'.  Its no longer those easy tests of choosing between good and evil, but now the choice is usually between what is good, better, best and that which is most excellent.  The discerner must be exercised to work for maturity.

 

We embrace humility, love it when our hearts are pierced with His Word, His Undeniable Presence.  As His Life in us increases, we find ourselves walking on water.  We find our little wooden (wood represents human nature) boat is crumbling beneath us and faith will now no longer be a choice, but THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR.  HE IS APPEARING A SECOND TIME; WE DO KNOW THAT WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, A HOUSE MADE WITH LIVING STONES, NOT MADE WITH HANDS. 

 

HE IS APPEARING IN HIS HOUSE.  WE ARE A HOUSE OF PRAYER.  WE ARE CELLS AND MEMBERS OF HIS OWN BODY AND HE IS INCREASING IN US AS WE DECREASE.  HE IS APPEARING IN US… CHRIST IN YOU,  THE HOPE OF GLORY.  EVERY CELL IN HIS BODY IS BEING CHARGED WITH RESURRECTION LIFE… THE SAME SPIRIT THAT RAISED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD...DWELLS IN YOU!  HE IS RISING UP IN HIS HOUSE AGAIN, BRINGING SALVATION WITHOUT SIN.  HE IS APPEARING ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH… WALKING THE FACE OF THIS EARTH AGAIN; IN HIS OWN BODY OF COURSE.  WE ARE HIS BODY. 

 

HE IS COMING IN THE CLOUDS… AND THANK GOD SCRIPTURE TELLS US THAT THERE IS A MIGHTY CLOUD OF WITNESSES!  OTHERWISE WE MAY BE STANDING AS THE EXAMPLE OF THOSE WHO WATCHED HIM GO UP… THE ANGELS SAID, WHY DO YOU STAND GAZING UP?  DON'T YOU KNOW THAT HE WILL COME BACK THE SAME WAY AS HE WENT AWAY?  WE DO KNOW THAT HE WENT AWAY INTO THE HEARTS OF MEN.  HE WENT TO THE FATHER.  HE TOLD US THAT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN US AND AT HAND.

 

OH, HELLO YOU CLOUDS!  THE CLOUDS ARE LIKE THAT MIRROR WHO IS DARK AND CLOUDY,  THAT MISTINESS DIDN'T LET US SEE CLEARLY AT THE TIME.  BUT WHEN THE PERFECT IS COME, THE IMPERFECT WILL BE DONE AWAY WITH.  I BELIEVE THAT THE TIME IS COMING THAT WE LOOK AGAIN WITH THE EYES OF FAITH, AND ACCORDING ONLY TO HIS WORD… WE LOOK AGAIN INTO THAT MIRROR AND SEE HIS IMAGE.  WE ARE AFTER ALL MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.  HE CERTAINLY COMES AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT… HE SNUCK RIGHT INTO OUR DARKNESS AND WE NEVER DID THINK HE WOULD COME THE WAY HE DID AND DO AWAY WITH ALL OUR PRECIOUS IDOLS. 

 

WE WERE MADE TO CARRY AND BE AVAILABLE FOR THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND WHEN I SAY TO YOU, BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD… I AM SEEING HIM, IN WHOEVER IT IS THAT IS COMING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.  OH, YES… WHAT A STRANGE CONCEPT OF SEEING HIM FACE TO FACE IN THIS WAY THAT WE NEVER THOUGHT OR IMAGINED.

 I PROMISE YOU THAT WE ARE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE AND IF WE CAN WE WILL SEE HIM FACE TO FACE.  HE SAID I WILL NOT DRINK WINE WITH YOU AGAIN… YOU WILL NOT SEE ME AGAIN UNTIL YOU ARE SAYING, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD'

 

'… AS YOU ARE BLESSING HIM WHO COMES IN MY NAME… THEN YOU WILL SEE ME.  I HAVE GIVEN TO MY BODY, MY CHURCH…  MY NAME, MY RIGHTEOUSNESS, MY WORD, MY SPIRIT, MY RESURRECTION LIFE, MY AUTHORITY, MY EMPOWERMENT, MY PERMISSION, MY COMMAND…  PAUL PERSECUTED THE CHURCH, BUT THE LORD SAID, 'WHY DO YOU PERSECUTE ME'?  PAUL ASKED, 'WHO ARE YOU LORD?' FOR  HE WAS BLINDED BY THE LIGHT.  BUT NOW IF HE COULD SEE THIS PRESENT TRUTH, HE WOULD SEE THE LORD IS APPEARING IN HIS OWN BODY OF WHICH WE ARE ALL CELLS AND MEMBERS.  APART FROM HIS WE CAN DO NOTHING.  HE IS THE VINE AND WE ARE THE BRANCHES AND WE ARE NOT APART FROM HIM. THE LORD SPOKE TO PAUL THAT WAY BECAUSE THE CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST AND JESUS THE HEAD.  JESUS SPOKE THEN OF HIS BODY, THE CHURCH. WITHOUT DISTINGUISHING IT FROM HIS SELF.  HE SPOKE THEN OF US… YOU AND I… HIS BODY… THE CHURCH… THE CALLED OUT ONES… THE ECCLESIA.  FOR WE ARE ONE WITH HIM AS HE IS ONE WITH THE FATHER.

 

WE ARE A PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING UP AND CONTINUING ON THROUGH THE IMPOSSIBLE.  WE ARE BEING PREPARED TO BE FITTED IN AMONG THOSE WHO WILL KNOW AND BE KNOWN.  WHO RECOGNIZE THE LORDS IDEAS OF PROXY AND SUBSTITUES AND SKAPEGOATS.  AS THE HEAD THINKS HIS THOUGHTS… THE BODY KNOWS.  YOU WILL KNOW AND YOU WILL SPEAK.  HE WILL SAY TO YOU, 'COME AND RECEIVE AND BE BLESSED AND REWARDED, FOR I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU FED ME.  I WAS THIRSTY AND YOU GAVE ME TO DRINK.  I WAS SICK AND YOU CARED FOR ME, IN PRISON AND YOU VISITED ME.  COME AND RECEIVE YOUR REWARD FOR WHATEVER YOU HAVE DONE TO THE LEAST OF THE BRETHERN, YOU HAVE DONE TO AND FOR ME.' FOR I KNOW YOU FROM WHEN YOU LOVED ME AND I WAS APPEARING AS THE UNLOVELY.  DIDN'T MEAN TO TRICK YOU BUT I HAD TO COME AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT AGAIN… NEEDED TO GIVE YOUR HEART OPPORTUNITY TO BE EXERCISED IN ORDER TO BE LIKE ME, TO KNOW ME, AND TO LET ME KNOW YOU, FOR REAL, WHEN YOU DO NOT KNOW IT IS ME… IN THIS COGNITO WAY.  I CALLED FOR YOU TO COME TO ME AND TO LAY DOWN YOUR BUSY LIFE FOR YOUR FELLOW MAN.  COME, YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND HEAVY LADEN… COME, AND LEARN OF ME FOR I AM MEEK AND LOWLY AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST FOR YOUR SOUL.

 

'I AM REMOVING YOUR BUSYWORK AND DISTRACTIONS AND YOU WILL SEE AND KNOW WHAT I AM DOING ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL DO… ONLY WHAT YOU SEE THE LORD DO THAT HE SEES THE FATHER DO AND HEARS THE FATHER SAY.  WE ARE ONE.  WE ARE ONE.  WE ARE ONE. 

ALL OF NATURE IS WAITING ON TIPPY TOES… LOOKING TOWARD AND KEEPING EYES UPON THAT ONE, THE SON FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD.

 

I MUST CHOOSE TO BELIEVE  AND ACCEPT THAT WE ARE INDEED SONS OF GOD WHOSE YOKE IS EASY AND WHOSE BURDEN IS LIGHT. HE IS THE LIGHT. WE ARE THE LIGHTS.   WE ARE LIFTING HIM UP ALSO AND NOT HIDING OUR LIGHT UNDER A CONTAINER, IN A CLAY JAR, IN AN EARTHEN VESSLE. THE SPIRIT OF THE SON OF GOD, ALONE, IS ABLE TO TURN THE WATER INTO WINE.  THAT WAS AT THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANNA WHERE THE TWO BECAME ONE.  THERE IS ANTHER MARRIAGE FEAST… THE BELOVED AND HIS BRIDE ARE BECOMING SEALED AS THE LAMB AND HIS WIFE.  THE ONLY GARMENTS THAT CAN GET YOU INTO THAT FEAST WILL BE THE WHITE ROBES OF HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND NOT THE FILTHY RAGS OF OUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS.  MAY WE MEET AGAIN THERE, FACE TO FACE.

 

Although we may already know all these things, the panoramic RE-view and linking present truth understanding,  present truth teaching, and present truth expression  with present truth manifestation is absolutely breathtaking.  There is much that has been fulfilled of scripture and of revelation knowledge and the cutting edge moves steadily with the passing of time.  Forerunners run with the wave and usher it in.  As they observe, and realize, they are already teaching and sharing The Light of This New Day… The Day of The Lord.

 

The original breaking (good) news of The Gospel, as it became mine, charged me with hope that I could not move forward without… that hope, as well as power, most of all is the sense of being charged with responsibility; 'For who has been given much, much is required.' (Luke 12:48

 

Each of these three versions says it perfectly:

 

2 Peter 1:12-13 NKJV

12 For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.

13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you, 

 

2 Peter 1:12-13  AMP

So I intend always to remind you about these things, although indeed you know them and are firm in the truth that [you] now [hold].

13 I think it right, as long as I am in this tabernacle (tent, body), to stir you up by way of remembrance,

 

2 Peter 1:12-13 (MESSAGE)

12 Because the stakes are so high, even though you're up-to-date on all this truth and practice it inside and out, I'm not going to let up for a minute in calling you to attention before it.

13 This is the post to which I've been assigned — keeping you alert with frequent reminders — and I'm sticking to it as long as I live.

 

THE REVIEW of what is current or present revelation to us is constantly changing, even as we are being transformed moment by moment into His Image and Likeness and Nature.  We are learning that as The Head is, so is The Body.  I am recognized usually by both my head and my body and so, of course, is Christ.  Jesus is The Head and Firstborn of many brethern, all of whom are awaking in their positions as we are being fitly framed and joined together to be ONE in Christ.  Jesus is The First Son of God that has been born of The Flesh and there are those of us who have received that same spirit of The Son of God that raised Christ from the dead.  We are carrying that same spirit that NOT ONLY raised Jesus from the dead, but even NOW is able to ''quicken"… to charge with that original resurrection life… our mortal bodies.  Nowhere does scripture say that is not for today, but rather He says, "Physician, heal thyself'.   Healing and miracles do that, of course… but they are still of the unusual. The Supernatural will become natural for us.  Yes… for us.  Signs and wonders are smattered here and there still at this point… but expect that we, who are coming to know Him in THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION are consistently becoming more acquainted with The Supernatural. 

 

THESE PRESENT TRUTHS ARE RECHARGING ME WITH THE LIFE THAT IS OF THE RESURRECTION KIND…. "THAT I MAY KNOW HIM IN THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION". 

 

THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION!  What a concept!  WHAT A THOUGHT… these impressions find their source in THE MIND OF CHRIST.  The Father thought them up.  He is too much!  Should we think His thoughts after Him?  Should you, 'Let this mind be in you that is also in Christ Jesus'?, what a charge you will experience.  What a re-generating thought that will bear the fruit of the spirit in your emotions:

 

Galatians 5:22-25

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

NKJV

 

Imagine believing all that scripture has told us… we would be manifesting the miraculous all over the place!  Simply believe… this is what is our work;  'believe on Him Who is Sent".  Jesus Christ walks the face of this earth once again… in your body now: 'know ye not ye are a temple of God?'  Jesus Christ actually thinking His own thoughts in your mind and mine:  "Let this mind be in you that is also in Christ Jesus…".  Let it.  Simply Let it be in you.  Stop resisting Love.  Stop resisting your call.  Stop resisting the thoughts of God that are about you, to you, for you, with you.

 

  Remember the disclaimer here?  "… Who thought it not too great a thing to be equal with God."  (_________)

WHAT AN IDEA!  Who DO we think we are??? Who do YOU think you are???  Who do I think I AM is??? We are AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD.  I AM is in this world.  I AM that I AM is in this world.  (__________)
" I AM as He is IN THIS WORLD." 

 

Oh yes,  when The Lord says to some, "Depart from Me you workers of iniquity; I did not know you.  Is He saying, I AM not knowing you?  I AM says He does not KNOW you!  Yow!  YIKES!  This knowing is such an intimate knowing from the inside out.  The One Who Knows All Things says, "I did not KNOW you???"  The One Who has come to save THE WORLD and NOT TO CONDEMN IT, saying, "I AM not KNOWING you???  When He knows us, He is calling for us to bring it all in and yield it all over. 

 

Bring it ALL in and turn it ALL over. 

 

He is embracing us while identifying every thing that is NOT LIKE HIM that has been formed in us and as us.  He is identifying and dealing with every ungodly spirit, doctrine, expression or behavior.  He is going directly to the heart of the matter to root out and remove all that is a mask or a show. 

All fear must go for there is no fear in PERFECT LOVE.  We ARE made to contain and carry and express and manifest THE PRESENCE OF GOD.  IT IS NOT BASED ON OUR OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS OR GOODNESS, BUT ON HIS FINISHED WORK, ON HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ON HIS WORD THAT PIERCES AND PENETRATES BETWEEN SOUL AND SPIRIT INTO THE SPIRIT OF THE MIND TO EXPOSE ALL OF THE INTENTS AND CONTENTS AND MOTIVATIONS OF THE HEART.  HE HAS COME TO CLAIM THE HEARTS AND LIVES OF ALL THAT THE FATHER HAS GIVEN HIM. 

HIS WORKING, ("For it is God who is working in you to make you able and willing to do His good pleasure".)  EVEN THIS DAY, THIS ONE THOUSAND YEAR DAY, HAS A DIFFERENT PURPOSE, TO PRESENT HIM PERFECTED IN HIS OWN BODY, UNLIKE THE FIRST AND SECOND DAY WHICH WERE DESIGNATED FOR PERFORMING CURES AND HEALING THE SICK:  HEALING AND DELIVERANCE.  He said, "Today and Tomorrow (the first and the second thousand year day from Christ) I will perform cures and cast out devils.  But on THE THIRD DAY I WILL BE PERFECTED."

 

OH ...THAT I MAY KNOW HIM IN THIS POWER! THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION;  IT'S THE REGENERATION.  ITS RENEWING OF MY MIND TO REMEMBER ALL AND ONLY WHAT IS MINE FROM GOD AND WITH GOD AND WHO  'I AM' IS, IN ME.  THAT IS MY ONLY HOPE OF GLORY. OUR MINDS ARE RENEWED BY THE WASHING OF THE WATER OF THE WORD…  WE ARE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF OUR MIND.  WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE OUR THOUGHTS… TO CHOOSE HIS THOUGHTS.  BY CHOOSING HIS THOUGHTS TO MEDITATE ON AND TO ENTERTAIN THIS INSPIRATION WE ARE ALSO CHOOSING WHAT WE BELIEVE.  AS A MAN THINKS IN HIS HEART SO IS HE.  WE ARE AS HE IS IN THIS WORLD.  WE NEED TO THINK ON THAT.  SELAH.

 

Luke 12:48-59

For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

 

 

THESE COMMONLY USED SCRIPTURES HAVE INFINITE POWER AS THE WORD OF GOD, SHARPER THAN ANY TWO EDGED SWORD… NOT AS SHARP, BUT SHARPER.  THE ENTRANCE OF HIS WORD IS LIGHT.  I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT HIS LIGHT SABER IS A LAZER SURGICAL SCALPAL AND WE ARE UNDERGOING THE CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART BY THIS DEEP WORK OF GOD IN US.  I LOVE GOD.

 

Mark 5:36

"Do not be afraid; only believe."  NKJV

Mark 9:23

"If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."  NKJV

Mark 9:24

"Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"  NKJV

Mark 16:17-18

17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;

18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."  NKJV

John 11:40

 "Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?"  NKJV

John 12:35-36

know where he is going.

36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light."  NKJV

John 17:20-26

20 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;

21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

24 "Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.

26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."  NKJV

Romans 6:8-14

8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,

9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.  NKJV

1 Thessalonians 2:13

13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.  NKJV

Hebrews 11:6

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  NKJV

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