MYSTERIES REVEALED: What’s Next?
I am not even sure how to begin this in a written document as I shared it today in our home-group…I only pray that the same anointing and revelation will fall upon this as it did within our meeting time today!
It is a long word beloved and I encourage you to read it slowly in chunks if need be in order to fully “digest” it and glean from the Lord the depth of this word.
I will start with what I saw today before sharing this word…the Lord revealed something that is hard to find the right verbiage for but I will try. I saw a big rig truck with a symbol that first caught my attention seeming to be something rather cool, but the more I looked at it, I realized it was not cool at all, in fact more “new age” type and it looked as if it was a company logo, which I believe it was.
I thought how rapid things are accelerating and the Lord showed me how quickly darkness will come which means we have to respond as we have been “re-created” to BE…new creatures… II Corinthians 5:17 “17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].”
Respond…not “react”. This Beloved comes from more than saying we “know who we are” its living WHO we are meant to BE! LIGHT always trumps darkness Beloved! WE are the Light, HIS LIGHT is in us!
Enough said…on to the word and I look forward to hearing from you.
THESE LAST DAYS
Apparently and according to the WORD in Hebrews 1:1 the “last days” began when JESUS came!
“1 God, having spoken to the fathers long ago in [the voices and writings of] the prophets in many separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the truth], and in many ways, 2 has in these last days spoken [with finality] to us in [the person of One who is by His character and nature] His Son [namely Jesus], whom He appointed heir and lawful owner of all things, through whom also He created the universe [that is, the universe as a space-time-matter continuum].” Hebrews 1:1 AMP
NOT when He died or in His resurrection…it was WHEN HE entered the earth and began to speak according to what Paul shared.
Read it! So now that we have that settled and realize it has actually been “last days” for over 2000+ years we can move on to the question everyone eventually asks:
What is next?
That is the question on so many people’s hearts, whether it’s for them personally, their family, business or ministry etc.
Thing is, you cannot recognize where you are HEADING until you realize where you CAME FROM and what you have walked THROUGH.
The beginning of knowing “what’s next” starts with a story that will help everyone to be better positioned FOR what is next both corporately and individually.
Before we go on a revelational journey through the Word, bear this in mind beloved: ALL of life IS a journey….what comes AFTER life IS the destination!
It is IN the assignment that you begin your journey; and, it is in the JOURNEY, that you discover, and walk into… the “promises”.
Proverbs 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”
Treasures hidden by the Father are only there FOR us to find, NOT hidden to remain undiscovered in other words!
You don’t find the treasures on your journey if you do not “seek them”. Jesus gave a clue when HE said it this way: “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God…” the latter part of the verse “and all these things will be added to you.” Refers to our basic daily needs, you can read it for yourself in the preceding verses in Matthew 6:33
However, our society has always made education a “god” in fact, we reward those who have more “education” than those who may be equally skilled through actual “experience”!
We reward the “intellectual elite” as it is termed yet I have discovered that those in that genera are not that “elite” at all! In fact, there is more of a tendency to lean into what they intellectually understand or comprehend than faith!
Faith is foreign to them indeed, especially “childlike faith”! Now, I am not against education, I have a degree myself but what I am against is replacement of education as the measuring line for how one is paid to do something when someone else may have been doing it for years without that education but the one having done something HAS actually hands on experience!
We place value on what we “know” in our heads instead of our hearts! Yet, it takes “faith” to please our Heavenly Father, Hebrews 11:6 says;
“6 But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him.”
THIS “intellectual elitism” dear ones has always been an issue all throughout the bible and even more so in our day and times. There are plenty of people who are highly intelligent that have never gone to college and yet are often dismissed because of that matter. How sad!
This spills over into the church as well beloved!
If they have their walls filled with graduation certificates and accomplishments with theological degrees from seminaries etc. the mass quo deems those to be more suitable for pulpit ministry or leading a congregation….seriously?
NO amount of degrees earned can or will ever make up for spiritual maturity that has NOTHING to do with college or university or seminary beloved!
This whole mentality is based upon the “WORLD SYSTEM” that we are instructed to get out of! Romans 12:2 clearly says, NOT be conformed to the social culture or world system but be transformed! How? The way we think!
That is called “REPENTANCE”! To turn from and go another direction is not limited to actions but “ways of thinking” and “attitude”! That always leads to our words and actions! What we really believe! BTW, believe means to trust and do!
Beloved, you cannot ascend heaven through intellectual ascent…that will never happen. While many may have a “spiritual experience” it is NOT the throne of Yah! There is a real supernatural world that is more real than what we see here in our temporal realm. Those who experience something spiritual like that are having real experiences just not GOD experiences! Jesus said there would be others who would try to ascend, go through the “door” in other words enter in the spiritual realm but HE warned that they were thieves and of the enemy. He tells us the plan OF the enemy is to steal, kill and destroy.
He shares that HE IS the door and the way TO the Heavenly Father and the ONLY way! It is clear as glass what He shared, pure an undiluted beloved….TRUTH!
His Truth frees and brings Life because HE is the WAY, TRUTH and LIFE!
John 10:1-2 ““I assure you and most solemnly say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up from some other place [on the stone wall], that one is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep [the protector and provider].”AMP
John 10: 7-10 “7 So Jesus said again, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I am the Door for the sheep [leading to life]. 8 All who came before Me [as false messiahs and self-appointed leaders] are thieves and robbers, but the [true] sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). 10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”
So, if you want to mature spiritually then seek first the Kingdom of God and make it your aim to “know” Him by being WITH Him!
On to the scriptural adventure where revelation abounds!
Starting with the Moses and the parting of the Red Sea. The people had to “pass through” that Sea before going into the wilderness on their WAY to the “promise” right? YES!
They had to “leave behind” who they had been…. “slaves” and “captivity” mentality in order to live a victorious (Saved/rescued) life!
THE enemy was indeed dealt with right there and “cut off” from their midst when the Sea swallowed up that “deathly sting” if you will.
They were then in the wilderness. Now, some think this is a “bad place” but it wasn’t. It was the place where everything and everyone was “cut off from them” so that THEY could learn the genuine nature of Heavenly Father and be strengthened by His fellowship and relationship…HIS PRESENCE in other words!
One of the first things they had chance to experience was HIM at the Mountain, but because their hearts were not repentant still…even after having been saved and delivered from a certain death…they would NOT approach the One Who rescued and saved them! Go figure!
Gee, it still happens every day when people don’t even take time to sit with the Father or read the Word or worship and be thankful to Him!
I shared this recently but will share here again as it IS appropriate to make a point of how far we as a corporate family of God have gone.
In 2013 poll of 1083 people; both phone interviews and online surveys it was discovered that only 57 percent read their Bibles four times a year or less. Only 26 percent of Americans said they read their Bible on a regular basis (four or more times a week). Younger people also seem to be moving away from the Bible. A majority (57 percent) of those ages 18-28 read their Bibles less than three times a year, if at all.
AND we wonder why so many are so easily swayed to believe just about anything BUT the Truth! If you do not KNOW the Truth (in the Person Who IS the Truth, also called “The Word, *see John 1), then you are not free!
That is just Biblical Truth and an actual FACT!
So in Exodus 19 they went in the wilderness and the power, protection and provision was demonstrated over and over to them as they ended up camping AT Mt. Sinai (the foot of where the Father was revealing Himself to them, HIS presence).
Later on they were instructed to build a Tent of Meeting that could travel in order to get to the promised land. They literally camped around the presence of God, HE went WITH them!
What is the point? They were learning of His nature, character …His goodness, HIS GLORY yet only a few actually “got it” everyone had the chance to “get it”.
Moses, Joshua and Caleb were ones that “got it” and they all entered into a promise of the Lord. Moses entered into Paradise and Joshua and Caleb the promised “earthly” land!
All along the way they were honed, refined, tested so that they would be “ready” for the “next thing”!
In our lives, before we can move to the “next thing”, our loving, all –knowing Heavenly Father WILL make certain that WE are ready to “receive” the “promises”. Otherwise, we could not handle them!
A ten year old may be promised a classic car someday but it doesn’t mean he or she is ready for it at 10! And sometimes not even at 16, just because at that age they “can drive” doesn’t always mean that they are ready to do so!
And not ready for the promise of a car that in their inexperience may end up wrecking and/or hurting themselves and others.
The level of spiritual maturity is not measured by how many miracles we can demonstrate by the faith we have in the Lord, which simply means that we actually believe JESUS and are obeying His command!
Spiritual maturity is obeying Heavenly Father in love and humility WITH integrity and selflessness! It means we have learned and are learning to walk by the Spirit in HIS power and might, ever listening and watching for what the Father IS and DESIRES TO do! That is what Jesus did!
Unfortunately in our society, and I quote Bill Johnson: “”We have been raised in a culture where we celebrate form without power and concept without experience.”
Baptism of the Red Sea into a place of learning and walking IN the presence WITH the Father was a blessed time for them that most didn’t recognize, yet a few did and those few…moved INTO that earthly promise with great victory! Why? They were ready….yet there was more!
Before they could go to the next level crossing INTO that promise they had to undergo another circumcision of the flesh (heart) THEN in an act of childlike faith do exactly what the Lord said which they did and they crossed the Jordan…this is the Baptism of Holiness and Fire!
The power displayed would be the power of Holy Spirit upon the earth on the Father’s behalf for their benefit to enter that promise! All they had to do was obey and walk into their promise, step into it….literally!
They got more than they asked for when they obeyed!
Like our lives, right now so many are going through tremendous cutting away and chipping off of things that would otherwise hinder in the “next season”!
RE-arrange and ADD-vance…
RE-Arrange is taking what we have in our hands and arranging them differently, getting things in order, lining them up properly according to His will, His Way and His plan of action for our good and the greater good of all mankind!
Jesus instructed His disciples to take what they had and “go”! They did so, and look at what happened as result! Satan fell like lightening in those areas that they “demonstrated” the Kingdom and preached the good news that there is NO darkness in the Father and that Jesus had come, the Messiah, the ONE WHO IS anointed to save, rescue, deliver, heal, protect and provide for!
ADD-vance is advertising what HE is doing, in other words “demonstrate” the Kingdom. He will “add too” whatever we need at any given time and situation according to our need and request made known to Him for others and for ourselves. HE will indeed “meet our every need according to HIS riches in glory”!
Days of the multiplication of the feeding the 5000!
Whatever was needed, was taken care of….even taxes…never forget Jesus told Peter to “go fish” and there he would find what he needed to pay THEIR taxes. God provided enough for BOTH of them!
What does this say? WE will be able to take care of our needs because HE will provide and it doesn’t stop there, WE will be able to take care of needs of others (brothers and sisters in the Lord) because HE has supplied us with “more than enough”!
WOW… Praise Jesus! Can I get an “amen”?!
HE is EL SHADDAI…THE ALL Sufficient One!
That is the name used in Psalms 91 and it is under HIS wings we find refuge and rest, along with protection and provision!
Much of this, you have heard before but why is it that we remain unchanged?
I recall the Lord saying something to me that could have been missed it was such a “quite word” in my spirit…(BTW, those ARE the ones you had better pay attention to)
He said, “Simple things matter.”
I see this “running about for a word” all over the place. People running here and there to see what the “latest” word might be, why? So they can be the first to know? Or so they can “do” something? Why? Why is it people are running here and there so they don’t miss out on something?
We could make it sound super religious and say “oh, it’s His presence and good teaching there.” While this may be “good” (His presence IS always “GOOD” mind you) is it necessary to run about?
Will we ever truly learn Him and His presence if we spend our time running about?
First we really must learn to be “satisfied” with HIM when we are on our own, alone!
It is in that place that foundation IS established!
We can glean from another’s “torch” or choose to bring our own, once we have a torch!
It’s like the ten virgins that were foolish and had no oil. The others had learned to remain in a place where their oil was not lacking!
When I first moved here, the Lord told me to “establish a house of praise” my first thought was “worship”. Now after seven years I have come to realize it’s more than singing, while “singing” and instruments are weapons of warfare whether used passive or aggressively, like defense or offense…they are important but there IS more!
I looked up “establish” and this is what it actually means according to Merriam Webster Dictionary:
to cause (someone or something) to be widely known and accepted
to put (someone or something) in a position, role, etc., that will last for a long time
to begin or create (something that is meant to last for a long time)
to cause (someone or something) to be widely known and accepted
to put (someone or something) in a position, role, etc., that will last for a long time
to begin or create (something that is meant to last for a long time)
to institute (as a law) permanently by enactment or agreement
to make firm or stable
to introduce and cause to grow and multiply <establish grass on pastureland’s>
to bring into existence
to put on a firm basis : set up <establish his son in business>
to put into a favorable position
to gain full recognition or acceptance of <the role established her as a star>
to make (a church) a national or state institution
Unfortunately there has been an established “intellectual elitist” mentality throughout the earth for hundreds and thousands of years.
The intellectual elite spirit will be shown to be in the wrong because their words are often “perverse” as they believe they have the answers and it is always some “new” reformed thoughts that are not anything like how our Heavenly Father thinks.
While some of them of old have gleaned a portion of Truth, they twist it to fit their agenda… because they are truly “self-seeking” to enlighten and elevate… “SELF”! Higher thinking, they call it but it’s just a lower level means to an end.
Proverbs 15:4 ““A soothing tongue [speaking words that build up and encourage] is a tree of life, But a perversive tongue [speaking words that overwhelm and depress] crushes the spirit.” AMP
The word perversive means to obstinately (willfully) show a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences; Turned away from what is right or good-in other words…corrupt!
People who speak words that are not according to the Word of God saying it is truth is perversive, the proof of which is how it makes one feel… “crushing the spirit” “break down the spirit”, “overwhelms and depresses….the spirit”.
Verse 2 “2 The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly”.
Verse 7 “7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge [sifting it as chaff from the grain]; not so the minds and hearts of the self-confident and foolish.”
Those wise in their own eyes are referred to as “self-confident fools”.
“26 He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered.”
One version says instead of self-confident fool a dull thick headed fool!
Romans 8:6-7 “6 Now the mind of the flesh is death [both now and forever—because it pursues sin]; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace [the spiritual well-being that comes from walking with God—both now and forever]; 7 the mind of the flesh [with its sinful pursuits] is actively hostile to God. It does not submit itself to God’s law, since it cannot.”
Spiritual Maturity comes from walking in the Spirit led by Holy Spirit!
Intellectual elitism may bring riches or power for a season….but bear these things in mind dear ones:
The wealth of the riches are laid up or stored up FOR the righteous! How many times in the Bible did GOD defeat an enemy for His army and give to them THEIR wealth?
Second, the riches of those entrenched in intellectual elitism cannot go with them when they die and they usually die alone and their things are plundered by someone. That is also all throughout history in the Word. Therefore, they really built nothing lasting…
Whereas the spiritually mature build Kingdom things that last eternally and are fruitful on earth FOR Kingdom of Heaven purposes!
BE wise in this next season by being certain who it is you are listening too and gleaning from!
Make certain to spend MORE time with the Lord than with anyone else! I believe THIS is a huge call upon the entire body of Christ RIGHT NOW!
Remember beloved…. You don’t find the treasures on your journey if you do not “seek them”. Jesus gave a clue when HE said it this way: “Seek FIRST the Kingdom of God…” the latter part of the verse “and all these things will be added to you.” Refers to our basic daily needs, you can read it for yourself in the preceding verses in Matthew 6:33
Establishing a “house of praise” is to me a collective group no matter the size that consistently lives out of a place of Praise, whatever the situation and/or circumstance!
Does it consist of music, I do believe so as well as lifestyle!
As humans, we have a tendency to believe that “one thing” is THE Key…when we fail to recognize how our Heavenly Father operates, in multiple layers, He has always done that in fact, it is how HE creates things to BE!
He is right now, looking for and building up a generation who will live out of a place of praise, even if they struggle daily, it is ALWAYS the intent of the heart HE sees! Those who are living out of a place of praise to Him have repentant hearts and understand what it actually means to “repent” and continue forward, advancing while others are stuck in vain imaginings and theological debates of “end times” or religion…Jesus did not waste time with the ones caught up in religious arguments, He said what He said and did what He did and moved on with those who would move WITH Him!
He didn’t love the others less…THEY chose to remain stuck!
I am just as much astounded at the lack of bible being read by people as I am about the lack of Holy Spirit being welcomed in places!
OH, people “say” they welcome Him, but often it is only if HE fits into their agendas! Time constraints or schedules…be it one on one or in a corporate setting, such as “church”.
God forbid HE show up and astound people with signs and wonders, many would discount it as something not of God at all due to lack of relational understanding of the WORD and HOLY SPIRIT and therefore lack of understanding the WAYS of the Lord!
SO, what IS next?
He is moving upon people in unprecedented ways to draw them TO Them (Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit) so that they KNOW Him! It’s happening all over the world! In fact, miracles of biblical proportions are happening all over the world but mostly in the countries people would not want to go, like villages in Africa or remote locations in South America or other 3rd world places, islands etc. He has NOT forgotten America….HIS supernatural power WILL come upon this nation as well and is already doing just that!
We WILL begin to see more and more media coverage of things that are of GOD on social media and even tv through news media sources as HE moves upon those who are seeking for Him in their hearts and may not even know His name …yet!
We can choose to “be on board” like the disciples (men and women) did and participate moving in the supernatural life we are created to walk in by Holy Spirit OR, we can remain unchanged and watch it all happen but being succumb to the current wave of fear, or plights until the Lord arrives on the scene!
I have heard a remnant prophetic group speaking of these things and know in my spirit it is as they say….I have seen for myself the amazing things the Lord is and will do in the coming days! What’s next? That is hidden treasure for those SEEKING FIRST what HE said to seek first! And hidden only to be discovered by those looking for it, asking, knocking sincerely…