If you are so caught up in the ‘escapist mentality’ that you care nothing for the position and prosperity of truth on this earth where you live, that all you are focused on is flying away to heaven, then you have missed the whole point of your faith. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, that is the whole point. Irresponsibility towards the earth by supposed followers of Christ, is found with those who have this ‘escapist mentality’. Pray for the peace of whatever city I send you to. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God. Your calling is to bring peace(shalom) on the earth, and shalom means “nothing missing, nothing broken”. Is there something missing or broken around you or to your knowledge that your heart is telling you to do something about? Then to your post o child of God!
The secrets of life, were actually not meant to be secrets at all in the first place, they are the laws of God for life and godliness. In the beginning, they are clearly seen in the life of the little child, for as it is written, both the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the tree of life were standing right there in the midst of the garden. But when a person loses their inner child by ‘growing up’, these laws become hidden from them, because they have been removed from the garden, they no longer live from the ‘believing heart’, because they have been moved into outer darkness, into the flesh where they live in the darkness of their senses.
Calling on the name of The Lord, following Jesus who is the way, the truth and the life, which is believing and rebuilding again the ‘believing heart’ within, it is the only way to that tree of life again. Jesus says, we eat His flesh and drink His blood in order to partake of His life. Faith is the pathway between heaven and earth, the very road that divinity marches on from heaven into the earth, it is the way that God takes from our hearts into our lives in this world. Rebuild God’s habitation within you, rebuild the ‘believing heart’, and make straight the way of The Lord, remove every obstacle to your faith walk.
Remove the traditions and useless philosophies of men from your minds, and make the path of faith straight. Remove the things that have worked in the past, that seem to be ‘keys’ and ‘proven methods’, all those things that seem to have some reputation for delivering results, all those mountains and hills where you always run to for help, where you have set up images of ‘man made’ gods, level those mountains and make the path of faith level. Fill up those valleys, those things that you have concluded to be ‘no no areas’, that you’ve written off, that have not worked in the past and so have earned your condemnation, fill them up with the word of God and level the path of faith.
Rebuild your ‘believing heart’ and make the path of faith level and straight for God to come into your world.
It is almost here people, the day of darkness is almost here, the sun is setting, fill up your lamps and get extra oil for yourselves, for the bridegroom is almost here. Prepare yourself for the times ahead. After the darkness comes light, but you must make it through the darkness first. You need that light that shines from the believing heart to walk you through the night, and into the morning light. Get ready for when things go wrong in your personal life and around you, prepare for the global shaking coming, and whichever one comes first, or you ever experience, be sure you are ready for it.
Shalom Aleichem/Peace Be Unto You.
All good and perfect gifts come from above.
GOOD: Something that is and continues to be what it is meant to be. If something is meant to satisfy and along the line it starts bringing dissatisfaction, it is not good. That’s why scripture says that the blessings of God makes abundant and ADDS NO SORROW.
PERFECT: Something that serves the purpose it is expected to serve without negative consequences. Your law is perfect oh Lord!
GIFTS: Something you didn’t really earn by your own effort. Something received out of the will and discretion of the giver. For we have nothing except that which is given us by grace.
ABOVE: Heaven, but not a heaven somewhere far away, it is the heaven of our hearts, where God dwells by faith in His word. If you open your heart through faith in the word, Jesus and The Father will come in and dwell in there. The believing heart is heaven.
Now let’s restate that scripture in our own words…
The things that satisfy, prove themselves true and serve the purposes we need them to in our lives, are things that come into our lives by the outworking of the faith born for it by the word of God in our heart. You must pay very careful attention to your heart my dear ones, the real and best things in life come from there. And hear this, there is nothing like coincidence or luck, or getting what you didn’t ask for. You may not have asked for it directly, but once you believe for something, the things that will make it possible begin to align themselves, most of them you never thought of, but your faith knows you need them. God knows what you need, just believe and walk. He will do both the things you asked for, the things you thought about, and much more than that, He will make all things work together for the realisation of that expected end, that His will has given birth to in your heart.
The world as we know it today is about to change. The end of this present civilisation has come. It has become overun by lies, the spirit of the antichrist, which limits the destinies and lives of people, as the scriptures say. He(the antichrist spirit of lies) that limits, shall continue to limit, till he be taken out of the way. He has overun our churches with lies, and our world views with lies, and our global and local governments with lies, the lies have taken over everything, and has began to enforce itself forcefully on us. Can’t you see it yet?
His time is almost up brethren. The darkness is rising, the works of the senses of those who are loyal to this lies are becoming bolder and more imposing even in our private lives. The darkness is rising, and it will become very dark soon, very very dark. The time is come, when they will force people to think the way they think(the mark of the beast on foreheads), and force people to act the way they do(the mark of the beast on hands), and those who don’t accept, those who do not know The Lord and how to create new worlds, how to bring about new beginnings, shall not be able to do business, get healthcare, social services, and all that sustains life.
The end is coming, but it won’t be the way many thought it will be. Many already have the mark of this present beast on their foreheads and on their hands without knowing it. That world is coming down very soon, and as in the days of Noah, it will come down with all who trust in it, who are comfortable in it, who see nothing wrong with it, and are freely living life by its codes. Only those who know how to live by faith shall escape the destruction that’s about to come on the world. Those who know how to bring about now beginnings, who know how to receive new heavens and new earth from God in their hearts.
This present world is about to be destroyed by fire, but not literal fire as many believe, it will be raised down by the fire of God’s word, for He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth. The word of God, which is alive will soon melt away the present lies. We have refused to heed the signs, the economic crunch, and the rising cry of the people are not enough for us, the obvious almost non existence of love in our ways at the moment is not enough for us. I weep for our leading government, a nation once the ‘favourite’ of God, has now become the right hand of lies, how the mighty have fallen, how did you let yourself be taken, fair one of God! I weep doubly for our present ‘churches’, they have become the priests of these lies, how the priests of truth have become the priests of lies, how the bride of Christ have turned herself into a whore! O my generation, hear ye the word of The Lord, and make ready for His return.
The age of the supernaturals is about to begin, an age of people who know how to channel divine energy through natural things, an age of people who are totally in sync with God, in heart, mind, words and body, upon whom The Lord fastens Himself, making all that He is, all that He can do and all that He has to be same with them on the earth, who dream dreams and envision a world that is built on love for God and for others, not on gain and self preservation. That is the ark that will carry the remnant of God from this present world that has been marked for destruction into the new world that will soon come.
Will you heed this warning and join this ark, or will you laugh over it like they did in the days of Noah. The fire is coming my friend, and it is almost here.
Come to Jesus now, come and learn how to live above this material world from Him NOW! Come and learn to invoke all that Jesus is in your life, or in our normal parlance, come and learn to call on the name of The Lord, for when that terrible day of The Lord arrives, it is only those that call on the name of The Lord that shall be saved.
Thanksgiving/praise which acknowledge God’s ‘name’, is a sacrifice that activates the eternal covenant between God and man, it completes the oneness of God with man, which releases all that God is into a man’s present situation, to bring divine ‘peace(shalom)’ into that situation. ‘Shalom’ doesn’t just mean ‘the absence of war or strife’, it means “nothing missing, nothing broken”. In other words, with thanksgiving, the human element steps out of the way for the divine, such that whatever the human element lacks for that situation, or whatever is broken in the human element for that situation, is overshadowed by the completeness that is in the divine.
Let’s try and remember instances in scripture where God was thanked or praised or acknowledged for who He is: Jehoshaphat, The last supper, the raising of Lazarus, the multiplication of food, etc. Acknowledging God’s name verbally and from the heart as a result of faith, releases something very divine and powerful to the benefit of the one doing it.
Now, in other to really understand what it means to praise God, or give Him thanks, which acknowledge His name, we need to understand what the word ‘name’ really means in scripture. When scripture talks about “calling on the ‘name’ of The Lord” or “believing on the ‘name’ of The Lord”, it isn’t talking about ‘name’ as in the situation where you say the ‘name’ of Abraham’s wife is Sarah. It means name as in a situation where you say His ‘name’ shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. That word ‘name’ is translated from the Hebrew word ‘SHEM’, which means ‘the essential reality of who a person is’, not just the language code by which they are called. It is more about the reputation, fame, known abilities of a person, than a designation.
If you look through the lives of the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, you will see something very powerful at work. Almost each time they build an altar of sacrifice to God, they pronounce God’s SHEM there, a name that describes the particular ability or aspect of the divine nature that God manifested to them at that point. You see, that was the shadow of things to come, the killing of bulls and sheep on the altars of stone was a shadow of the substance, which is the sacrifice of praise on the altars of our hearts. It’s not necessarily about a song, it’s about expressing with your lips the faith that is in your heart, it’s about verbalising who you believe God is and what you know He can do in your situation. It has passed the level of trying to believe, it is the final stage of faith which expresses confident assurance in the SHEM of God.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. (Hebrews 13:15 ESV)
“Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver! The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” (Psalm 50:22, 23 ESV)
Acknowledging God’s SHEM through praise or thanksgiving creates an atmosphere of miracles around you and in your situation, an atmosphere where there is “nothing missing and nothing broken”. It is called shalom, peace! That is what these scriptures below draw from,
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.” (Psalm 50:14, 15 ESV)
…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV)
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. (1 Timothy 4:4, 5 ESV)
Now, let’s look at a few more instances in scripture where praise and thanksgiving acknowledging the SHEM of The Lord was used to bring about mighty miracles.
A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And Elisha said, “Give to the men, that they may eat.” But his servant said, “How can I set this before a hundred men?” So he repeated, “Give them to the men, that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left.’” So he set it before them. And they ate and had some left, according to the word of the Lord. (2 Kings 4:42-44 ESV)
And Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.” And directing the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish, and having given thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. (Matthew 15:34-36 ESV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV)
Jesus acknowledging this SHEM of God, “Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24 ESV),” acknowledged God in the passage below,
So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (John 11:41-44 ESV)
God Bless His word in your heart and make it prosper in you. Amen.