This is a post from last July I just reread and think it’s appropriate for this week. It’s been a good, busy one with our daughter’s family visiting and I’ve chosen to fast until 4 PM each day of this January fast.
I begin with this quote from Billy Graham I found on this week’s Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Summer Soul Refresher: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Billy Graham once said, “Even sorrows turn to blessings when they make us less attached to the earth and more attached to God. Then more than ever we discover that Jesus truly is our friend—‘All our sins and griefs to bear.’”
Do you know Jesus that way—as a friend you can turn to and confide in? Someone who accepts you, has compassion on you and gives you wise counsel?
I hope you have a personal relationship with the One who gave all He had to make a way for us to have a relationship with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
I have been watching Kevin Zadai’s videos on YouTube this week and am learning a lot about how the Supernatural realm works as we connect with it from here on earth. [Taking Off The Limitations @BCFC July 7, 2019]One thought that stuck out is: failure is a product of doctrines of men and the way we’ve been raised in this fallen world. God has no thought of failure, neither do Jesus, Holy Spirit or the angels sent to help us. If we truly have died to ourselves, taken up our cross and are following Jesus, success is ours! In other words, the God who made you did not program failure into your life plan; humans did. We must understand what Christ has provided for us through the ultimate sacrifice in order to walk in the love of Christ and minister to those He connects us with. [you can find more about Kevin at: https://kevinzadai.com/%5D
From what I’ve heard recently, 1 John is a book of the Bible many pastors and teachers are shying away from teaching on these days. Could it be that we love the world and ourselves so much that the love of God through Christ is not in us? Is this book too convicting for us to venture trying to read and truly understand? I challenge you to join me as I read through 1 John [and maybe 2nd and 3rd] and ask The Holy Spirit to interpret and help us apply the truths in these passages to our lives. I no longer want to be as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal trying to defend/prove myself right.
1Corinthinans 13:1 [ The Greatest Gift ] Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
Another video I watched on YouTube is Dan Mohler-Live by the Spirit@Without Walls Church-June 2019. I am reminded if we’re really, truly, dead to our flesh and alive in Christ, “Nobody owes me anything”. Let those who have offended you off the hook for your sake as well as for theirs. As Apostle Paul reminds us:
Pressing Toward the Goal
Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do,forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
This is just a small portion of what I’ve absorbed this week. I’ve broken out in holy laughter and holy clapping in the Spirit several times and prayed/sung in tongues of men and angels. I’m starting to recognize angels in the clouds and heavenly portals open in the clouds that bring heaven down to earth with no separation. Do you realize heaven’s already inside us as believers? We can walk in it daily when we realize we’re hidden with Christ in God, high above all principalities and powers of the air. Also, I’ve been reading Psalm 139 in the Passion translation of the Bible since I heard Kevin Zadai using it. I’m gaining deeper understanding of how close the Lord is and how thin the separation between heaven and earth is getting these days. I’ll leave you to ponder with this amazing cloud formation from our yard!