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We just returned from Chicago, where we attended the Jesusculture Awakening Conference.  Jesusculture is a band that dedicates itself exclusively to praising Jesus (the Anointed).  Along with this band, there were many others, including Hillsong United, from Australia.  The music was great and we praised and worshiped the Lord with 16000 other people, mostly young people.  It was amazing!  There were many speakers, including Bill Johnson and Reinhard Bonnke,(evangelist) Lou Engle, Cindy Jacobs,(prophet) Sean Smith, and Banning Liebscher.  This was one of the first conferences I had ever been to, and it was very important to me.

Jesus is Lord.

WoW!  This is a revelation to me.  My aim is to write information and revelations that the Lord gives to me as I read His word.  Please don’t be put off by this as I believe the Lord loves all of us equally, and is waiting to hear from us and teach us to grow closer to Him.  To know Him.  That is my goal.  He is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

See you soon!

 

I am glad that I finally found you again.  I have not been very active in writing for a while, as I have been busy moving and other things, but I hope to get back to Bible study and get more revelation from the Lord.  He is always giving me new and interesting things to do.  I have been praying for a lot of people lately.  Lord help me to post more!!

 

Have you ever thought about the fact that you are the righteousness of God in Christ?  This is a concept that is very hard for us to understand and get into our spirit.  That God would take our sins and put all of them on Jesus, on the cross, and take Jesus righteousness and put it on us.  How amazing is that?  First of all, that God would send Jesus to die to redeem us, buy us back from death and separation from Him, and then that Jesus would actually come and give His life for us.

God cannot be in the presence of sin.  He is a perfect God who hates sin.  Yet He loved us so much that He couldn’t stand to lose us.  And so,  He made a plan, a plan to buy us back from Satan.  He gave the life of His perfect Son to redeem us.  And at the moment of Jesus’ death, God threw our sins away as far as the East is from the West, never to be remembered again.  And He put the righteousness of Jesus on us.  We are washed as clean as Perfect is clean.  For God so loved the world, (that is us), that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

According to E. W. Kenyon, righteousness is the ability to stand and even live in the presence of the Father without condemnation, inferiority, or guilt of any kind.  To stand before the throne of God and not be afraid, to love Him as our true father and accept His love in return.  Remember, He loved us first, while we were still in our sins, He redeemed us while we were still covered with the stain and stench of sin.

The moment that we take Jesus as our Savior, we are washed clean and are made brand new creations.  We are not just cleaned up, but are made into new, never before seen upon the earth, creations.  The old man is gone forever!  At this time, we are made the righteousness of God.  We are His righteousness, we are in right standing with God.

When we sin we lose our sense of righteousness and cannot stand before God without shame, but as we ask for forgiveness, Jesus intervenes for us, with the Father, and returns our righteousness to us and we are justified, or made just, before God.

Is there anything better?  Thank You Lord, for Your amazing love!

I have been reading Mark 12:1-10.  For many years I didn’t understand parables at all.  They were just stories in the Bible.  Lately however, God has been giving me revelation about some of them.  Mark 12:1-10 is about the man who planted the vineyard and then went away, but there is more to it.  “A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it”…  God planted the people in the land of Israel.  This was the land that He gave to them, to be their possession forever.  God also placed a hedge around the land and the people because they were His own, chosen people, because  of the covenant He had made with Abraham.  The hedge  of fear and might was for protection because right from the start the People of Israel had many enemies. God also “dug a place for the winepress” for the fruit that would come.  Our Lord is very interested in fruit.   He has blessed us in many ways and enabled us to produce fruit in His name.  Then the Lord built a tower.  I believe this tower was also for protection, as the vineyard could be guarded from the tower.  Also, the people could survey the mighty works of God from the tower.  At this point God “leased the vineyard to a vinedresser”, who would manage the vineyard.  After taking Israel to their land, providing everything they would need, from the potential of food to protection, I believe the Lord stepped back to see what they would do with all the blessing He had given them.  Although His hand was still involved in their lives and protection, He gave them free will to choose what they would do with this land.  Would they obey the laws He had given them.  Would they honor Him as the One God?

Periodically , God sent servants, (prophets), to advise and teach the people about His will.  But the people wanted none of this revelation from the prophets, so they beat and mistreated them, and sent them away.  They would not be told what to do even by God.  Over the years, God sent many prophets to advise the people, but they were all treated badly, and some even killed.

Finally, God decided to send His Son.  “Surly they will respect My own Son”, (vs 6)   But the vinedresser and his associates (the priests, the pharisees and scribes, the powerful people), were afraid for their positions.  Jesus was a true threat to them because He had such authority from Heaven and with the people.  Jesus was their ‘worst nightmare.  He came on the scene doing miracles and blessing the people wherever He went.  The pharisees had to get rid of Him before all power and authority was taken out of their hands.  And so they mistreated and crucified the Son of God, thinking they would be able to continue on with their own agenda.

(vs 9) What therefore shall the Lord of the vineyard do?  He will come and destroy the vinedressers and will give the vineyard unto others, (faithful people who will take proper care of it).

Jesus came, made of a woman and legal on this earth, and gave the greatest sacrifice of all, His life; and after He ascended into Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to teach us and to help develop His church.  I believe we are the new vinedressers of the world.  Jesus said, “I am the vine and you are the branches”.  As we abide in Him, as the branches abide so united and dependent upon the vine for all their nourishment and strength,  He will produce much good fruit in us.

But there is one last thing that we must remember.  Israel is still God’s special people and that land that He gave was forever.  He will not forget His covenant with them, and in the end, they will be saved.

For most of my life, I thought that when Jesus said, “A tree is known by it’s fruit”, He ment the fruit of saved souls.  And that said to me that I was supposed to go around leading people to Christ.   I was pretty bad at it, since I didn’t know how and I didn’t know enough to ask God what to do.  I thought that my very salvation was at stake if I didn’t lead people to be saved.

But I just received revelation as I was reading Matthew 12:33-37.  Jesus was talking to the Pharisees when He said, “make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt and his fruit corrupt, for a tree is known by it’s fruit”.  Then I realized that everything that we say and do plants seeds into the hearts of others.   Jesus was also talking about what is in our hearts and what comes out of our mouths,  (for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks), vs.34b.  If we have anger and resentment and fear in our hearts, we will surly dump it onto others.  We need to be watching what we put into our hearts: ideas, opinions of others, what we see on television and hear from the radio.  There are many outside sources that speak to us and can color our insight and pull us down. 

What we see and hear is a seed that is planted in us and grows into a tree.  If the tree is to produce good fruit we must guard our hearts and keep bad stuff out.  We cannot always avoid negative comments and people, but we can pray that the Lord will clean that stuff out of us before it takes root and becomes a part of our attitudes and behaviors. 

Have you ever noticed when you are around negative people, that before long you are feeling depressed or angry, and sometimes even joining in on the ‘bashing session’?  We can be pulled down so easily.  In Matthew 12:36-37,Jesus says,”But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.  For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Our fruit is every word that falls from our lips, whether uplifting or negative.  Let’s try to speak life and good things to and about others.  Let’s lift each other up.  We will be happier and so will they.  I think our Lord wants our lives to be filled with joy and blessings, for us and others.

Our words are our seeds that we cast in every direction, into other hearts.  What kind of fruit are we producing?  What kind of fruit do we want to produce?

The Lord is trying to tell us that a flood is coming.  Only this time it is a flood of His glory.

Habakkuk 2:14, For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.  (The glory of the Lord will fill the earth and flood it with the knowledge of Him.  Not one person will have an excuse for not believing in God when they see and experience His glory.)

Luke 17:26-30  And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will also be in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all… (v.30) Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.  (I believe that this will be the day of salvation for many, and the day of offence for some.)

Ezekiel 47 Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east, the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. (v.3) the man measured 1000 cubits and he brought me through the waters, the water came up to my ankles.  (INCREASE)

(v.4) Again he measured 1000 and brought me through the waters: the water came up to my knees. (BURSTING FORTH)   And again he measured, and the water was up to my waist.  (RAPIDS)

(v.5)  And again he measured 1000, and it was a river that I could not cross for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim.  (FRUITFULNESS)

The water represents the Holy Spirit.  The water to the ankles is the increase of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is increasing more and more upon the earth right now.  Water to the knees is getting hard to walk in, and it is the bursting forth of the Spirit, which could happen at any time.  Water to the waist is very hard to traverse, and you are in the rapids, but once the water gets so deep that you cannot walk in it and must swim, you are completely engulfed in the Holy Spirit and you start to become fruitful.  At this point, God can use you because you are completely relying on Him for everything, including your very life.

I am very excited to be living at this time when the glory of the Lord could fall at any minute.                     Thank You Lord.   Even so, come Lord Jesus!!!

This week, July 3, 2011, my pastor talked about a vision the Lord has given him.  It is all backed up with scripture too.  Gen. 2:1o: Now a river went out of Eden (Delight), to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads.

The name of the first river is Pishon (increase) spiritual visions, increase in the anointing.  The name of the second river is Gihon (bursting forth).  The name of the third river is Hiddekel (Tigris, rapids), for only those who are watching.  The name of the fourth river is Euphrates (fruitfulness), anointing, power, glory.  The rivers in Genesis are a foreshadowing of the Holy Spirit, and His workings.

This is the river of increase:                                                                                                                                                 Noah and the Flood:  Gen. 7:4 For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.  Gen. 7:10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth.

This is the river of bursting forth:                                                                                                                               (v.11) All the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.  (v.12) And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.  (v.17) Now the flood was on the earth forty days.  The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.  Gen. 7:18-20  The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.

This is the river of rapids:                                                                                                                                                  And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered.  The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.   (v.24) And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.

(v.8:4)  Then the ark rested in the seventh month on the mountain. (v.8) Besides the raven, Noah sent out a dove, who if he found no appropriate resting place would return to it’s former resting place, and so it returned.

This is the river of fruitfulness:  (v.10 & 11)  And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark.  And the dove returned with an Olive tree leaf in it’s mouth.



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