In a world so full of hate and deception, we have the one truth that no one can ever take if we stay rooted in it. Jesus gave His life for not just me, but for everybody who has ever lived throughout time. Many people have no clue how to wrap their minds around this fact, but it isn't your minds that need wrapped around it, it is your heart! The evil is sending an all-out assault on the human race from every angle. Many who are in the modern day church have spent more time arguing doctrines than actually just going out to the world and just telling the truth of what Jesus did!
2 Corinthians 4:4
4 among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they would not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
2 Corinthians 9:13
13 Through the proven character of this service they will glorify God because of the submission of your confession to the gospel of Christ and the generosity of your participation toward them and toward everyone,
Where ever evil is, you can rest assure there will be division and confusion. We who are in Christ should understand that while evil pulls the so called race card, we are to always pull out the grace card. It is only by the grace of the Father through Jesus the Christ (anointed one) that we can be made righteous. The world who knows only lies and confusion can’t understand a truth such as this when the body of Christ doesn’t reflect the grace of God! No matter what a person says or does my heart has to pull out the grace card.
15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.
Many people have been looking for the truth of grace but are yet to find it or understand it because it seems so easy to receive the grace of the Father but yet they can’t grasp the fact we are to extend it to everyone as well. We want to hold on to this grace as if we store it up for our own agenda. When we feel like someone fits our idea of righteousness then we let them have a little grace. My heart breaks for the world and the fact that the masses of people have no clue what is going on. I pour out my heart in words through these blogs in the hope that my Father and His Christ touch the hearts of those who read them. The past few years the Holy Spirit has did a work that I could have never imagined was possible. In my flesh I was tempted to enroll in Colorado Christian University about one and a half years ago. After seeking the Father in prayer about the choice I was told not to do such a thing. My Father did not want me to get my teaching from the ideas of mankind. He told me that His Son was all I needed and that through His Christ God would guide me and give me all I ever needed.
26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,
These are the words of my Lord Jesus and these words bring me to tears. How is it that I am blessed to receive such things? I am not worthy of the facts, or the grace that I receive from the Father through His Son Jesus. My Father has prepared me for these days in which most people think that I am crazy by the words I speak. It is okay though because in the physical I was prepared for persecution in ways most would have given up too. The LORD Yahweh gave me a heart inside that no one can ever take, it was only I who can choose to live in ways that deny this heart or apply this heart. It was so hard to see when I thought life was all about me. Poor little Edward, why me, oh God I don’t deserve this pain, shame and guilt. It wasn’t until my Nephew was killed at the age of 16 that I was sent into a downward spiral of a pity party that would finish crushing me. That was in 2011 and through all of it I was so inside of myself as I pushed away all the people I had ever loved. My children would have never understood why their daddy was so broken. They could hear me say how much I loved them but at the same time they could see how much I would drink and how there was something not right with me. I loved my little Nephew like a son and inside of me it seemed easier to push everyone away so that subconsciously if tragedy was to strike again maybe it wouldn’t hurt as bad. This was just foolishness embedded inside of a foolish man. The lies of evil will never extend grace and this I know is a fact. The extension of God’s grace is not for one to hold on too, it is for one to live out. In all things we have the chance to be the grace of God in this world. My Lord Jesus taught me what it was that the Father taught Him!
14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
4 When a large crowd was coming together, and those from the various cities were journeying to Him, He spoke by way of a parable:
5 “The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up.
6 “Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.
8 “Other seed fell into the good soil, and grew up, and produced a crop a hundred times as great.” As He said these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
9 His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant.
10 And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
11 “Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God.
9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
44 “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
My children are my seed and inside of this truth I can never do for them what it is that their heavenly Father did for them when He allowed His word to become the seed that would redeem all of mankind. My children can see the grace of my Father in me and because of how broken I was. They see how real the truth of Jesus is because of the change that the Holy Spirit has done in me and continues to do in me. They don’t fully understand it but none of us do as it is only by faith in this truth that we are able to receive more of this endless supply of grace. The person we know as Peter couldn’t understand it at the moment He was walking with the Christ. Peter would deny the only one who could ever set Him free because of the flesh of Peter, not the heart of Peter. Jesus knew that the day would come that Peter would see with His heart, not His eyes!
1 Peter 1:23
23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
Peter knew by this point that it was his heart that Jesus was after the whole time. Peter tells us above that we are born again by the seed that is the living word of God! Jesus taught these men and those in His time that the word of God is the seed of all life. It is the words we speak that have the power to destroy life or to enjoy life! The evil knows this as well as anyone and has flipped the script in these last days. It is the extension of God’s grace through us that allows the grace of God to be seen and not stuck in hyper tension mode. I am just the vessel that can be used if I am willing to let go of me.
Many people will only read my words and skip the words of God that God tells me to put with my words. In reality God gave us His words so that we could be drawn to Him and then go speak His word today! Some of us seem to allow the world to outweigh the heart at times because it is easier to keep people happier this way and we can remain in a state of comfortableness. Jesus told us that if we follow Him and His teachings then we would be anything but comfortable in this world. The question just begs to be asked “Am I doing the world’s idea of Jesus, or am I doing Jesus’s teaching of Jesus”? I have asked this over and over the past three years as my heart digs deeper in the word of my Father and His Sons teachings. I know one thing is for sure and that is people say home is where the heart is and I feel so homesick at times because this world is not my home anymore. If I ever choose to pull out anything but the grace card in all situations of my life, then I deny the peace that comes from my Father through His Christ! My love will never be dictated on the things that you do know or don’t know, my love is given because the Father first loved me. He proved it when He allowed His Son to die that horrible death on that cross. The Father then redeemed the love of this world when He raised that same Son from the grave three days later. I can only hope that the grace I extend to those around me will reflect this truth so that people will understand that this is real and that it is the only thing that matters!
50 For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
I cling to the words of my Lord Jesus with all that is within me so that when I have the chance I can allow the truth to spring forth towards the broken hearted. I remain in silence as much as possible so I can hear the will of my Father in heaven. It is in the silence of my meditation with the Father that His will is revealed to me just like Jesus taught us. When we are in the will of the Father together, then it is in the name of Jesus that where two or more are gathered what is asked will be done. There is something to be grasped when Jesus walked away for His prayer time with the Father! May the Grace of the living God be extended in you and through you as time as we know it comes to a close! To be a light means we overcome darkness and this is done through the grace we are freely given through Christ! May Yahweh Bless you and His Christ guide your steps in the days ahead!