A Local Vision, for the Church

Whilst worshiping in church, I saw this opening of a pathway. It was while I was meditating and praying for Alcarrra – our community owned property at the end of Patterson’s Rd. This is very significant for our local and regional lands but also for all believers, especially since this vision’s sunrise is positioned towards the Hummock, which is central to this land and is a sacred worship site in our land.

I first saw, like a dark, towering sea, split down the middle and opened up like the Red Sea when Moses lead the Israelites through, “standing up in a heap” on both sides. It was as though our Lord is saying: I-Am holding back the darkness, for you to go through.

11037325_10152740407876824_7520340005015516864_nAnd then, up ahead as I looked upon and along this Pathway, there was an awesome Sunrise, as the sun is, at its first rising – “giant sized”, and low at the horizon. It was an orange colour and shade at the top, and “shading downwards” to deeper red, and then slightly obscured by clouds in the bottom quarter of its appearance.

All around, in this vision, was darkness – the waters: standing up in a heap were all dark, but with slightly glistening tops; the pathway itself, going through the waters on dry ground was pitch black; and the sky around the sunrise, were all dark as could be.

The only Light seemed to be coming from the blood-red sunrise, and even this was clouded at the bottom.

By His WoundsI believe this Sunrise and Pathway, is prophetic of some scripture’s I’ve been meditating upon, and indicates this necessity for God’s people to focus exclusively on God’s righteousness as our very own.

As this world grows darker and darker and more and more foreboding, we will need this focus as our deliberate, defiant volition, to protect and keep us from the darkness of this world:

“Your people will offer themselves freely
on the day of Your power,
in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
the dew of your youth will be yours” ~Psl. 110:3.

There she will respond to Me freely as she did in the days of her youth” ~Hos. 2:15.

For the background of this scripture from Hosea, is the restoration of Israel after a long period of judgments for her idolatry. So, “there” is restoration, and we live in these days of restoration. This surely applies to the Church, just as the apostle Peter spoke in the book of Acts:

“Heaven must welcome Christ the Messiah, until the times of the restoration of all things, which God spoke about by the mouth of His holy prophets from the beginning” ~Acts 3:21. see also verses 11 to 24. But it’s our personal “day of God’s power” (~Psalm 110:3) that I’m concerned about here. Where do we find it?

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel (here!) because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, first for the Jew, and also: for all other people. For in it, God’s righteousness is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith” ~Rom. 1:17-17.

So, what about: these “holy garments, from the womb of the morning”, where we receive “the dew of our youth”?

By the vision’s show, it was only the top of the waters that received the sunlight, and were glistening with it.

This scripture in Hosea also speaks of our God taking vengeance on “wayward leaders” who were used as judges previously, although wicked, and that these types of people will face their judgments. Dare I say, that our nation is set up for “a cleansing”, such as the picture, place and name of Jezreel stands for!

Concerning the Church: “There she will respond (to Me freely) as she did in the days of her youth”…and… “…in holy garments; from the womb of the morning, the dew of your youth will be yours”.

…sounds like dancing with the Leader, to me!

We have a fertile “womb”, not a baron one! And “the Sun of Righteousness is risen with healing in its wings” – this is our view of Christ’s righteousness, as our own – Mal. 4:2.

So our “morning” is set, forever! -clear-as-day, for us to gaze into, and rise-up because-of. And, by God’s grace, we keep our garments holy, not through law, but through a love relationship with our Creator, as the great Romancer who “makes the coming-in of the morning, and going out of the evening, to shout for joy” – Psl. 68:5.

So, God’s-Righteousness as our own, contrasts sharply with where we’ve been: “When a woman is in labor she has pain because her time has come. But when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the suffering because of the joy that a person (this change of law for grace) has been born into the world” – Jn. 16:20. “For the law came through Moses, but grace and truth are revealed through Jesus Christ” – Jn. 1:17.

We live by a righteousness – right-standing with God – that’s not our own, but is operated through our faith in Christ’s life, death, resurrection, exaltation and glorification! He is the pure, spotless Lamb of God, who lived the perfect life without sin. Therefore death could not hold him because “the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law” (1Cor. 15:56) and Christ’s life, lived in our place, fulfilled God’s law perfectly.

Death could no stop Him and the grave could not hold Him, because He’d never sinned.

And so, for us?

“The Sun of Righteousness – the true divine light of our faith – has risen in our eyes by our ‘sight’ of Christ’s resurrection, with healing and personal wholeness, in it’s wings”. We access all of our honors from God, through faith in Christ’s resurrection, because of His righteousness, given as a gift to us:

“For if, because of one man’s trespass (the first Adam), death reigned through that one man (because of his sin), then much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ” ~Rom. 5:17.

It’s a gift. That’s why we can come into His presence in worship and in our daily lives, with boldness and complete confidence that He is God, because He took the initiative and made this way of righteousness, for the believer in the gospel, alone.

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Rest Your Hope & Faith in God

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Of necessity, what we impart as Christian teachers, must surely come over as the apostle Paul says: “…we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory…” (1Cor. 2:7), the type of wisdom that “… no eye has seen, nor has any ear heard, nor has the heart-of-man imagined, and the type-of-wisdom that God has prepared for those who love him” (1Cor. 2:9, clarified).

Besides the very real necessity of true faith in God; what this means, that: “if you let the devil take your faith, he’s got your soul too” is very shaky ground for anyone’s salvation, to my way of thinking about our eternal salvation. That is to say: Is the devil in control, or is God? And, where does your faith fit in?

This – “if you let the devil take your faith, he’s got your soul too” – dare I say, is a rather presumptuous way of preaching and teaching about personal faith, for the preaching and teaching about people’s own personal convictions of how they see God, and how they co-opt with Holy Spirit, is a very personal thing!

And, is this co-opting with God, dependent on the devil’s influence? I hope not, for even our Lord said: “Get behind me satan” to the apostle Peter, “for you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of men” ~Matt. 16:23. Peter was commissioned by Christ, to co-opt with Him, but he’d deviated at this stage.

Rest your hope and faith in God, not in man; and not in d-evil.

Within such a tender and eternally significant role of teaching, do we make our salvation dependent on our ability to uphold our faith? For, the scriptures teach that the role of purifying and making our faith effective, is the role and purpose of the Word of God and of the Holy Spirit’s counsel, by the eternal Word and Holy Spirit upholding our most personal faith (1Cor. 2:14-15 cp. John 17:17), and making it effective for the occasion of its effectiveness – there’s a big difference!

How many times in the gospels, did our Lord denounce people for their lack of faith, or commend them for their genuine faith? God works through our faith in Him, not our faith in circumstances.

Will we be caught, trusting in our own strength, or in God’s?

There seems to be a gross error in Christians’ beliefs, that we must “pit our faith against the devil”, whereas spiritual discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit, more along the lines: Do you trust God? Good. Then: Does God trust you? with such discernment.

Regarding salvation and our faith, let’s consider ~Eph. 2:1-10, and then compare it with some key scriptures from the book of Romans; in order to “lever the weevils out of our dough mix”. “Give us this day, our daily bread”, isn’t it, taught by the Lord, for our provision? If yes, then our most important need, is to stand on redemption ground and stand our ground in the Bread of Life, in Christ’s power, not our own.

Yes: “…receiving the end of our faith, the salvation of our souls” ~1 Pet. 1:9, is a true statement about our eternal salvation, but it’s predicated upon the words that precede it, as written by the apostle Peter, to these charges of his own personal care: “who by the power of God, are guarded through (your) faith, in-view-of a salvation that’s ready to be revealed at every latest, fitting moment” ~v5, true to the original language.

If we’ve got a salvation that’s activated and empowered by God, then: let’s have it! But, if it’s lived out by fear of d-evil, or by my own futile mind’s ability to apprehend the things of my eternal, infinite, glorious and magnificent God, then I don’t want it; for these wouldn’t be God-things, but my things. I want God’s things. How about you?

Yes: in relation to this world’s goods, honors and services, we’re taught by the scriptures that: “what should it profit a man, to gain the whole world but then, to lose his soul” ~Matt. 16:26, and this was said by Christ to His disciples, where He was warning them as to the cost it would take, to follow Him.

It’s “painfully obvious” that we’ve each got short lives of 60, 70, 80 or 90 years, so Christ’s question is this same eternal question I’m posing here: Where is your faith? Is it, in your mind’s ability? Is it In your faith’s ability? Or is it in your God’s ability?

Showing what ~Eph. 2:1-10 means, regarding our real salvation, our personal faith and our God-empowered life:

“And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously walked according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler who exercises authority over the lower heavens, the spirit that’s now working in the sons of disobedience” ~vv1-2.

So, the apostle has identified and positioned the believers he’s writing to, by saying: You were once dead in sin, and you were once conducting yourselves like everyone else, in disobedience towards God, being ruled by a spiritual authority, implying blindness – cp. dead in sin – and: deceit – cp. being ruled by a power that was then: unidentified to them.

“We too, all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also” ~v3.

So, Paul “lines us up with” the rest of humanity, in graphic terms, which are best bought out by this application of the Amplified Version’s text:

“Amongst these (type of people), we: as well as you, once lived and conducted ourselves in the strong desires of our bodily motives [our behaviour governed by our corrupt and sensual nature], where we obeyed the impulses of the body’s hormones and dictates, obeying also the impulses and thoughts of our minds [our cravings dictated by our senses and our dark imaginings]. We were then by nature children of [God’s] wrath and heirs of [His] indignation, like the rest of mankind” ~v3, clarified.

Now, this is the key factor: “We were then, by nature…”. So, hold-on, there’s a change of nature coming, which makes this “faith angle” much more of a simple case, than a fearsome “loss if you don’t obey” -case. Returning to the apostle’s words:

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! ~vv4-5.

Ah! So, it’s not our faith that saves us, but God’s grace. Phew! And it seems like, according to Paul’s writing, God also completed the job:

“Together with Christ Jesus, He also raised us up and seated us, in the heavens, so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus” ~vv6-7.

Now, let’s just hold it here for a moment, before we get into that all-too-familiar scripture that follows: “For you are saved by grace, through faith..”.

Because here, in verses 6 & 7, we have “the jewel in God’s crown” – us! In our true position with God and by the decree of God, each believer is seated with Christ in the heavenly sphere – we were once children of wrath, living in the strong desires of our bodies’ and minds’ dictates – but now, we’ve entered the sphere of God’s love, and been made alive to God, by God.

Previously, by nature, we were completely cut off from God, because we were children of God’s wrath – like kids in rebellion, and left to our rebellion by our Father’s exasperation over us! – and we were children of God’s cutting-off, because of our nature: our rebellious natures. But now, by the revelation of God’s mercy through the gospel – His kindness that we didn’t deserve, and never could have earned – we’ve been made alive to God (~vv4-5).

Question: But, what was God’s purpose in doing this? Why did He choose to save us by his grace – through the virtues of His mercy?

Answer: “so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace, through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus” ~v7.

Now, are we going to “let God be kind” or not? Are we going to let Him show though us, the riches of his good character, good intentions, good will, good love, great mercy and loving-kindness or not? For, this is the purpose for which, God has saved us, so that He may show-us-off, as testimonies of His virtues, of His goodness and of His gracious ways.

So, do you think that if God has purposed this, that He will also do it, through us? “Gird up you loins” / pick up your ground-sweeping coat, and get ready to run, because God has promised, through the apostle Paul’s words: “Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]” ~1 Thess. 5:24. And even stronger:

God is not a man, that he should lie,
or is He a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfil it? ~Num. 23:19.

So, if this is God’s purpose in saving us – to show though us, the riches of His good character, the kindness of His good intentions, His good will, His pure love, His great mercy and never ending love, and to show-us-off, as testimonies of these virtues of His, and to show the goodness and grace of His ways through us – then it seems to me to be far above “not letting the devil steal our faith and thereby steal our soul”!

Selah – pause and calmly think of that.

For our goodness’ sake!

So now, let’s look at that “all too familiar” scripture, with this correct background of comprehension, knowing God’s purpose to our salvation, that it’s to show us off, for our goodness sake!

“For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift — not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them” ~Eph. 2:8-10.

Our salvation is God’s gift to us. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” ~Rom. 6:23. A gift cannot be earned, it must be given. So, how can this gift of salvation be received?

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith” ~Rom. 3:23-25.

Let’s look at the terms of that scripture, and we’ll see how to receive this gift of salvation:

~all have sinned: as I’ve written: by our bodies’ motives and minds’ dictates.

~fall short of the glory of God: our old and previous nature, before believing the gospel, is that of a rebellious child who’s been given up by their Father, because of their rebellion; and in this state we don’t even recognize goodness/glory, let alone practice it!

So, in that state, we’ve fallen short of showing any original goodness, or fallen short of the glorious goodness that God intends to show through us.

~justified by His grace as a gift: “justified” = wrongs’-correction and a guilt-free-state; and “by His grace as a gift” = the new nature: “God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses”, …even though we were dead in trespasses and sins, He made us alive to Himself in Christ.

Divine justification and eternal wrongs correction, is the grounds for our conscience coming alive to God – our wrongs being corrected in the body of Christ, where He took the guilt and penalty of our sin, to free our conscience.

Crown of ThornsSo, salvation comes as a gift – God making us alive to Himself, through our faith in the gospel. Because it’s:

~through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. The gospel is God’s buy-back plan = redemption. If you’ve lost something and you have to replace it, it will cost you something. Well, if we’d lost our place with God, having become estranged from Him as rebels, then a price had to be paid to regain our place with Him = Christ’s sacrificial death. This IS the gift: Christ himself.

~whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood. “propitiation” = sacrificial payment, restoring what was lost. Well, God “put Christ forward” as the gift – as our gift of deliverance from our old, rebellious nature, as the gift of our deliverance from “the ruler who exercises authority over the lower heavens, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience” unto whom we were yoked in blindness, due to our old nature’s rebellion.

But God.., opened our eyes to receiving the gift of salvation, by the sacrificial and love-ridden gift of His Son! “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day” ~John 6:40.

For the sacrificial gift of Christ, is “by His blood” – the very life-blood of the Son of God, poured out upon the earth, as irrefutable evidence that the payment of heaven has been made on earth – our sins are forgiven through His blood; our conscience is set free from guilt through His blood and our obedience is made complete through our faith in His blood.

There is no other way that we can “perfect our faith” than to offer our consciences to God, and rely on the cleansing power of the blood of Christ, and the renewing power of the Spirit “on the Blood” as He takes the Word of God and “stands us up” to the spiritual realities of our times, giving us the divine gifts, to soar over our difficulties, challenges and opportunities for victory.

So, to “save your soul by making your faith overcome the devil’s temptations” is way out of the realm of anyone’s ability, for “even the archangel Michael didn’t rebuke satan, but said: the Lord rebuke you” ~Jude 1:9.

That is to say: we have God’s power to overcome, through our faith in God, but not through our faith in our faith.

~whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. We have no other way, but God’s way. Christ is the gift. Eternal salvation is “the issue”. And the purchase price of our faith, by God’s grace, is the way we receive God’s eternal life: “to be received by faith”.

“For you are saved by (God’s) grace through (your) faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift” ~Eph. 2:8.

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him, graciously give us all things?

“Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn?

“Christ Jesus is the one who died – more than that, who was raised – who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who therefore, shall separate us from the love of Christ? ~Rom. 8:31-35.

The apostle Paul’s logic in this scripture from Romans 8, is that: If God did it – saving us through His Son’s work – then only God could undo it. That is to say: God’s grace will stay the same and will always be available for our salvation.

God’s grace is the way that He loves us, and has loved us and set us free from sin, in Christ; also: how He’s set us up for victory in Christ and makes us holy.

Now that we have a true idea of how God achieved our salvation in Christ, let’s return to the proper context of 1 Peter chapter one:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

“According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in the heavens for you.

“You are being protected by the power of God, and are guarded through (your) faith, in-view-of a salvation that’s ready to be revealed at every latest, fitting moment” ~1 Pet. 1:3-5.

You_A good lifeNothing shall separate us from the love of Christ, because we trust in the gospel of Christ, not in our own ability to make our faith pure against any enemy’s assaults on our faith, for we are guarded by God’s power, through our faith in the real, true gospel of God’s grace.

The focus of our faith is on, in and through God, not on our need for more faith!

You may have learned to trust God, which all sincere believers will have learned in-and-for all sorts of circumstances and needs; but have you learned that God trusts you?

It’s the “faith of Christ” that we aim for, since He’s “the first-fruits of them that slept”. That is to say: He’s far much more than an example that we follow. He’s our life-source, and the focus of our convictions here on earth.

Quote: “I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God” ~ASV, and/or “I live by the faith of the Son of God” ~KJV, of the apostle Paul’s personal conviction.

Christ is the “God-Man”. The en-flesh-ment of God, made by God to be a man. He’s God-made-man, as we celebrate Him this Christmas. Why else was He born of a virgin, fulfilled over 300 prophecies by His coming into this earth, was raised form the dead, and is now glorified in the heavens, watching out for your faith, to honor it:

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Prophetic Testimony of the Churches’ State

With this prophetic-dream’s-Source as this personal-testimony:

I was in a connection of unceasing work with the church, on my way to heaven, whilst doing God’s will, when an obstacle: an interference to God’s will and the church’s direction came into my view. I saw this obstacle clearly in the traditions and unchanging habits of the church and people, and thought “it’s nothing to get excited about”.

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Whilst travelling confidently with this journey’s Controller, I realized that this vehicle for the journey as the people’s divine connection and co-habitation with God through God’s Church, is built to cut-out all annoyance and interference for the people, but that the tradition and unchanging habit of the church is stubborn, strong and won’t move, even that it leaves no-room-to-move, and the people are in a place where very little gets them excited.

My dream and calling within this transitory journey, is with my choice and knowledge of God’s will and His will for me, whether I experience angelic, human-spirit or demonic influences, I know that God has chosen a specific group of people for me. And whatever spiritual source of interest or influence arises, this choosing of a group of people is always my main-stay.

Whether from my home, or from within my church’s covering or from my two-families who are both remote from this immediate setting of my church-connection, dream and calling, I have been given opportunities Whose doors I’m able to open.

In my home, and church and two-families, I know that my God has prepared a table before me, such as my natural dad never did – of course! – and that I’m able to chase away the devourer, and any curse or plague along with recognising it’s dirty residue as unclean.

My calling in this place of service is to bring-in the promises of God, and His sustaining provisions for God’s house, that will deal effectively against these devourers, curses and plagues that have left this dirty residue of tradition’s apathy and a personal-control’s-quest amongst the people, for my God has promised to do it with me.

This calling and place-of-service is my outlook, from which I see the people’s Dwelling Place as these people’s divine connection and co-habitation with God as the Church, coupled-together as a powerhouse at man’s control, but powered by God when correctly aligned with His will.

Holy Spirit is expressly warning us, that spiritual sources of manipulation and control are seeking to cause division amongst God’s people, particularly in this area of our service to, and amongst our brothers and sisters, by people’s hard-hearted and needy-indifference through such estranged and wounded people as they deal high-handedly and ignorantly with the needs and cares of others, and through competitive, performance-based behaviours.

Through my connection of unceasing work with the church, on my way to heaven, whilst doing God’s will, my senses with this view of my calling and places-of-service – home, church and two-families – are captivated by Holy Spirit’s sovereign power and mobility, where He’s able to ‘bring down’ the right things at the right times for the right people, amidst any situation and personal circumstance.

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From this outlook of my calling and places of service, I see that the church has deviated from Holy Spirit’s track and power, deviating away from God’s plan and purpose for the people, where the Church and it’s leaders would otherwise have been God’s Dwelling Place as these people’s divine connection and co-habitation with God through Holy Spirit’s powerful and personal presence, these people’s traditions of man-made behaviours, make the commands-of-God, of no-use to them at all, in that many people of the churches are ‘off track’ with the knowledge of how to do God’s will amongst the people we’re called to serve.

For these churches’-deviations are as a train travelling over any track’s-junctions where all man-made-traditions and control-behaviours have de-railed this coupling of man’s control from God’s will, by the traditions and control-behaviours, so protectively held amongst the people and leaders. I feel a divine warning in my spirit: that we are not to view these changes from past experiences, in-that Holy Spirit wants to bring changes to our churches.

For the spiritual view of the ways that church traditions and control behaviours have affected the people of the churches, is not able to be seen by our natural sight, nor is any view of the natural surrounds able to deliver any people from the effects of their traditions as these have blocked any peoples’ obedience from doing the will of God.

For the spirit realm as a knowledge source is well aware of the people’s position and is taking advantage of it, even the evil intentions of the people’s hearts as they’re hardened by traditions’-behaviours and are-set secretly on their own lusts and strong desires for control within churches, are the source-base, for the spirit realms’ control of the people’s motivations.

Also, with this warning: that this realm of calling and place of service with the church is this world system’s most treasured stronghold, that a religious vexation is a-top the agenda and spiritual motivation of the human-heart’s comfort zones, because people who are stayed on religion and personal control are satisfied with a confederate and collaborative vexation at others who don’t agree with the comforts they’ve secured.

These same people are vexatious and aggressive against those who are jealous for the Divinity’s Dwelling-Place and co-habitation with His people as His Son’s Church, as we’re empowered by Holy Spirit, doing His will.

Holy Spirit is stressing that these warnings are expressly for the future and now-time, for as God’s people rise up to do His will, these vexations, impasses and personally competitive contests will come, but the people whose hearts are set on doing the will of God will know that the commandment is from God, and that eternal life is in this lifestyle that does this Will and lives by these volitions.

For many church leaders and church-goers are vexed with these temptations, arising from stalwart traditions and control behaviours, arising also from their own safely secured comfort zones, and from an ignorance of God’s will, and in the spirit of their own leadership and counsel amongst their people, they are telling Holy Spirit what to do, as though the Divinity’s counsel is at their command, whereas this command Source exists-spiritually and personally as the function, purpose and divine-make of the Body of believers. For any church leaderships are meant to be the shepherds of the people’s divine-Unity and co-habitation with God, as His Church’s priests and Son’s-Bride, rather than a club mentality of contrived unity.

For anyone who’s interested in divine dreams’ interpretation, there’s a free eBook here that I’ve written. It goes through some principles of interpretation, by way of these examples, as I’ve interpreted a series of three dreams, by this book’s writings. Enjoy!

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITUAL MEAT

I was with the Church by this natural view and lifetime’s experience, through my quest of God’s glory, and the gaining of His wisdom and truth, when my journey with the Church showed me that the care and nurture function of many churches is based on the church people’s hasty and protective decision to store away and hide the gospel in a safe place.

Through my natural comprehension of the whole Church’s place, as a parenting and nurturing society, and amidst the churches and faith-training institutions I’ve experienced, these seemed to be trying to persuade me to take the direction that they were proposing, whereas all-the-while, I was looking to the future, looking out for the refinement of my own faith and seeking God for the ministry gifts which the Church needs as its source of counsel and growth.

The Church’s direction and mine, are the same and in unity, and our mode of travel :in: this quest for a spiritual life, are founded upon our God’s judgments and upon walking in spiritual warfare, whilst we carry this cargo of ‘the meat’ of the God’s Word as a teaching’s claim and right for the people, but which teachings’ ‘meat’ by my sight and discernment is bound up, inaccessible and hidden from the people, and which ‘meat’s’ teachings, by their very nature, carry the judgment-food and discernment-food which the people need, for their own freedom and divine right of passage.

As the Church and I arrived and continued to walk :in: this place of spiritual life, founded upon our God’s judgments and walking in spiritual warfare, I’ve noticed this clear distinction between a spiritual and a natural pursuit in God’s kingdom, where the natural church-house has locked away the treasures of God’s house, whereas the place we’re called to reside in, is higher, even higher than what the Church considers its treasures.

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For the natural view and pursuit of the churches’ people is where we see ourselves as a storage depot, for a lifestyle’s information and knowledge on how to live life. But this door of our natural comprehension, where we cherish the hope of an opening for how-to-live our lives well – is this doorway of our great God’s eternal gospel, and its supernatural power source for the people’s hopeful entry point into a better life – see Rom. 1:16-17. For, since this gospel is eternal it cannot be stored and locked away naturally for any people’s convenience sake!

Holy Spirit is testifying that this hopeful entry point for the people’s treasury and storehouse of any goodness has been locked up by many church people’s judgments, hypocrisy and presumptions about a natural view of the Word of God’s truth, whereas our real spiritual life, is founded upon our God’s judgments and decrees, and carried on, by walking circumspectly in spiritual warfare.

For Holy Spirit’s direction is to a place of spiritual life, lived supernaturally, where this house-of-God is enclosed, protected and preserved in His promise of restoration, revival and renewal, and that this is a lifestyle and direction-of-life that’s open to all, not just a select few who ‘own’ a storage mentality.

This place of the Word of God’s spiritual meat, open-to-all, is a place of spiritual life and revival, but it’s entry by the church people is seen by them as a “pastor’s privilege”, a dead and undesirable way to live, and as a temporary lifestyle, even a precarious way to live, for it’s viewed from an area that’s supposedly open to all, but into an area that’s obviously not open to all.

The Lord says: Turn your head to the left, and look up! For there’s a stairway that’s constructed of your hard and carnal ways, which you’ve climbed many times, but now I-Am changing all this suddenly. Will you not be My witnesses?

For the view that My word gives you is traced by your spirit, not by your mind. Yes, it’s as though there’s been a baron, wind-swept. rocky peak, as this mountain view of your hopes and expectations, even your view of My harvest field, but the wind of My Spirit is blowing a fearsome gale onto your mountain tops, hopes, and dreams in Me, and upon your expectations of Me, says your God.

Amidst this fearsome sound of change, and your anxious expectations of My sudden changes, fix your eyes upon My people’s desires for a good life. Go back to your place of birth and view the passions you’ve had as a child and secure the comforts or terrors you found there! My fearsome compassions for your soul’s safety will comfort you there. Yield to the coming threat of my ravishing storm front, and I-Will find you here.

For, further to your left, further into the realm of your spiritual unity with Me, says the Lord; is this place I-Have prepared for your people’s growth – any people’s growth! I-Am working on your people’s mind-sets, heart-states and hopes for their futures, but take this knowledge from Me, and take it to heart says your God: ” All the trees of the field shall know that I-Am the Lord; I bring low, the high tree; and make-high the low tree, dry up the green tree, and make the dry tree flourish. I-Am the Lord; I-Have spoken, and I-Will do it” – Ezek. 17:24. ” For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” – Isa. 55:8-9 – for I-Cherish my people’s hopes, desires and expectations of their futures.

Holy Spirit is directing us that our ‘life house’ is each one’s own living space, and that we are responsible for what we eat as spiritual food. As God’s church, we ‘prepare our own meals’, and whereas the result of our spiritual eating by each church’s teachings, should result in ‘gold placed on our table’ as increasing our faith and spiritual unity, bringing us personal peace, and making us feel content with the powerful sustenance that God supplies; some of our food has gone rotten!

Mature and trustworthy church leaders and ministers, even ‘ministries’, will have ‘garnished your food’ with a delightful array of herbs, spices and sauces, but it is not the garnish that we eat, but the meat!

Any mature house-of-God or church fellowship, will have this natural view of themselves well prepared: where they see themselves as a storage depot, for a lifestyle’s information and knowledge on how to live life, but our great God’s clear thrust of holy conviction is that, although many of us think of ourselves as mature in this storehouse of knowledge, we need real spiritual meat in order to be able to discern our great God’s judgments and to enable us to walk in true spiritual warfare, through our convictions of our own godly contentment and through the divine and eternal covenant’s sacred security.


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For our lands cry out for our people.

The spiritual, rational and eternal claims of this post are derived from a divine dream.

For anyone’s interest in more dream interpretations that’s I’ve written, please go to this link, which opens a site where I’ve posted an eBook, that details the interpretation of a series of three dreams, and is titled: Stargazing with the Star Maker.

“Gospel & the Church” is the post-category of this post. To see further explanation as these examples of “what the church is doing with the gospel”, please follow these links to two Kris Vallotton videos on YouTube.

~1 With this testimony of a Business woman and Psychic, who’s been totally changed, through the gospel’s power. This is a short video, of only six minutes.

~2 With this creational-prophecy: that our purpose as the Church, is to see in the darkness, as any owl would see. This is a longer video of about 30 minutes, with lots of testimony that will “add Kris to your wish list”! It’s only a link to the video, truly.

Cut to the Chase

When a mob of “Poms” are out on a fox hunt, mostly they just amble along on horseback in the English countryside. Their hounds are set in pursuit of any fox’s scent though, and the fella with the bugle is watching their behaviour.

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Suddenly, there’s a bugle blast and the lords “get their bums into gear”! Let’s cut to the chase with our faith.My own life has been a bit like these lords lately, just ambling along. But our Lord has blessed me with a set and flow of divine dreams.

Along with a prophet’s counsel, I’ve been enabled by Holy Spirit to “turn these dreams” into prophetic testimony and direct prophetic oracles from the Heart of our Father. This first one is very much along the lines of “cutting to the chase” with the Divinity’s counsel as a personal motivation source. I’ve been praying that anyone who reads this dream’s interpretation, presented mainly as my own personal testimony, will be blessed and guided by Holy Spirit’s counsel.

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For the Hand-of-God has introduced me into a new season of service, where I’m receiving the provisions, personal powers and faith gifts of God’s people, at this receiving dock and summary post in His kingdom.

For the Leader-of-Families is in my view as the Receiver and Distributor of God’s Word, but I’m having this personal difficulty of finding a transference vessel that will supply and fill the lack within the people’s conscious ownership of God’s Word, amongst God’s people and fill our whole consciences with the knowledge of God’s Word & Ways.

“In my dreams”, through the service I’ve already done amongst God’s people, I’ve found a corporate and personal vessel for this transference of the knowledge of God’s Word & Ways for the people’s spiritual food supply source.

This cry and service of my heart’s stance has reached the Face of my God’s counsel, where He’s been viewed as a stern Controller, and this matter of a fit and sound transference vessel, fit for transferring the knowledge of God’s Word & Ways, is taken up in the courts of heaven, ready to be dispatched for the people’s sake.

As I’ve been serving Christ, my Saviour has said: “he who serves Me, the Father will honour” – John 12:26.

Whereas Christ has purchased an “artificial vessel” as His Church, with all our imperfections, lack of holiness, tried-and-true ways that we rely on, sinful state and whole hearts’ disposition in this world, still: Holy Spirit is our sovereign Counsellor, Helper and Guide who’s come to help us decipher our growth state as His children, for we are planted by His Hand, and grown up in this state of His high, lofty and awesome position through our personal knowledge of His will & His ways.

My own state amongst this transference of God’s Will & Ways, is-as-one with a knowledge of the Divinity’s will and ways, such as any Christian is afforded through our faith and Holy Spirit’s patient teaching with us, but Holy Spirit is testifying that His ways are much higher and much more lofty when coupled with God’s will for our whole lives’ triumph in this lifetime, and that He wants to serve us with this knowledge.

Holy Spirit has asked me to serve Christ and “unload this container vessel” for Christ’s Bride’s sake – this “container vessel” of our imperfections, our lack & need of holiness, our tried-and-true ways that we’ve relied upon, our sin-conscious’ state and our whole hearts’ disposition in this world – through taking a burden-bearing stance with Him for His bride’s sake. For such needs and their replacement supplies are great, they’re awe-inspiring in their height, holy and royal in their personal position and eternal in their value.

For “the government shall be upon His shoulder” and “of the increase of His government and of peace, there shall be not end” – Isa. 9:6-7. Holy Spirit is teaching us, that as we “shoulder the burden” of God’s people, He takes over.

The distance between us and Christ is an artificial distance!

For any purchase is a possession-case and there’s no handing back of our lives, once we realise that they’re purchased by Christ. His ownership of us is an awe-inspiring “space” through our hearts’ and minds’ claim of the gospel and through our constant worship, but this shouldering of His burden for His people sake, is His way: “Come to Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I-Will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light”.

“I-Will build My Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against her” – Matt. 16:18 – is our risen, exalted and glorified Saviour’s claim. And yet, Holy Spirit is expressly saying: We-Have relocated this planting of the Lord, these people of this Great Shepherd’s pasture. For the Landscaper of His bride’s environs has planted a mature tree and people’s planting, fresh and new, planted in this fresh heart-soil where there’s no lack nor constant need, nor any bewildering need of holiness, nor any need for tried-and-true ways that are the security of anyone’s reliance, and no competing sin-conscious state but a whole heart’s holy disposition in this world.

Holy Spirit is also indicating that there’s an aftermath of a spiritual flood beside the old way of God’s people’s gatherings where tried-and-true ways have cloistered the people into a “feed me once a week” style of reliance, and that this site is devastated by His Hand. Nevertheless, some small, tender plantings remain in such places where Christ himself is carefully nurturing their growth, for these ones are planted in good soil where there is a constant moisture supply, even though such ministries have threatened to crush them.

Christ himself has great compassion and tender care for such tender plantings.God’s will and way, working in tandem is the key transference vessel I’ve found, where Christ’s counsel is made available to us who walk with Him, by Holy Spirit’s help.

Holy Spirit is especially counselling those of “tried-and-true”, “weekly-feed” churches, that the revival, refreshing and renewal of your churches will take some time as yet, so be very patient, but the Landscaper is coming to renovate these spiritually flood-ravaged churches, and He offers this counsel: to look upon, nurture and grow the “landscape” of your people’s hearts’ desires in Me, for your progress.Holy Spirit is also testifying: Yes, it’s late. It’s always late for you, for you’ve been through an hour of testing and trial, faith-proving and refining of your ways, by the purity of Christ’s golden Will and Way. Through these times, I’ve purified My way in your heart, so as your will is in greater conformity with Mine. I-Have placed in your heart the fiery desire of a fervent love for My glory, so as you may know that you are walking with Me in My way.

The lateness of our work-time indicates the Way of our Saviour’s fervent love for His people. Our whole lives’ work-time has been for spiritual revival, personal refreshing, and society wide restoration of our cultures and societies, and for the stability of our lives as shepherds of God’s people’s delights. So God’s love is shed abroad in our hearts, by Holy Spirit’s passions, even for these things.A divine season of testing and trial has passed for some and for many, whereas the divine grace ministered through the Bride’s mature five-fold ministry is bringing in the personal holiness needed to anchor our souls, cause us to wisely lift people’s burdens, and bring in Christ’s government through His Church.As the result of this dream, and as consistent with its composure where I’m presented in a summary position, I’ve posted a Note on my Facebook site, called Summary Position. This Note is an exhaustive summary of scripture references throughout the Bible of what it means to be committed to revival and reformation in this hour, as Directed through this dream.

Thank you for the honour I’m given by your reading of this article. May our God multiply the blessings you’ve received by confirming and establishing these spiritual facts, by Holy Spirit’s recall of these truths in your day-to-day life. All true honour is from God alone.

If any reader would like to look further into some divine dreams I’ve interpreted, please go through the following link, for access to an eBook I’ve written:

 

“Line upon line, precept upon precept, until we hear His Voice behind us saying: here is the Way, walk in it” – see Isaiah 28:5-6 & 9-10, also 30:21.

Our hearts-of-faith are in His trustworthy hands. For we are entering this day:

In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of his people, and a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate – Isaiah 28:5-6.