There is people that go through life just taking what people say to be truth. If I tell you that I have been somewhere like, Yellowstone national park, I could give you my explanation of what my experience was. If I didn’t care for the place I could paint you a picture of the place that would make it seem less than beautiful. Someone else could explain the beauty of the place and they would paint an entire different idea of the place in your mind. The problem with allowing others to tell us of these types of things is that unless we experience it for ourselves then we truly won’t get the full picture ourselves. God holds all things in His hands, good or bad! If one person is closer to Him than the next then the revelation from Him is totally different than the next. Some people aren’t even aware of God’s creation being His, and they can’t even begin to appreciate the beauty of it all. The Devil has people believing that man made objects are way more important and fascinating than the simple beauties of nature. Children are slowly being taken captive by the image of the beast so as to lose the truth of what reality matters. Religion paints pictures in people’s minds, and then the people who are blind to the truth of God’s grace also paint pictures that are not real truth. God is waiting patiently for all of us to give Him our hearts. When we do give Him our hearts, then the experience becomes first hand and the truth can be exposed as we walk with the ultimate tour guide- Jesus the Christ (anointed one). The ugly and deceiving then become the beauty and receiving. If we are not willing to be open to these things then we are a closed jar. How much can one person put into a closed jar? Nothing can be put in unless we take off the lid, and then if it is full it depends on what it is full of. Space can always be accounted for in God’s creation. If I have a jar full of rocks it would seem that I could not fit anything else in it, but in reality I could pour sand in and it would fill in the space between the rocks, and then water could then move around them both. Never allow your life to have a lid put on it, and never live as if there is nothing more to be learned or else you stop growing in your hearts. I walk with Jesus and in this He teaches me that God is all I need. The provisions are always there but when we think we are the ones providing them then we will stress out and worry. I witness the beauty of God on a daily basis now, not because I am better than anyone but because I chose to lean on His understanding not mine. I turn to God for all things good or bad as He knows that my heart is His. Of course there are days that are harder than some but instead of running from them I face them head on with Jesus by my side. God never promised that we wouldn’t cry, He just promised that He would wipe every tear when we do! It is when we allow the expectations of the world to be higher than our supplications to God that all things begin to weigh us down. Our minds can’t handle the weight of this world, but our spirits our not part of this world if we give them to God. So He teaches us from the stand point of heaven not earth. The spiritual not the physical.
Matthew 17:19-21: 19- Then the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” 20- And He said to them “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible to you. 21-[But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”]
People allow men to tell them what Jesus said about God, and they then become closed off at times accepting that now they have the answers. Jesus tells us that prayer and fasting achieves the faith we need to see the mountains move. Prayer is from our hearts and we can claim to talk to God and paint pictures for people all day long but at the end of the day it gets us nowhere if we are lying to ourselves and God. God has all the answers and this infinite God never runs out as the provisions never run out at any time including the answers to all life’s problems. We are taught that God’s provisions are financial most times and that is the furthest from the truth we can get. Of course God will provide the means to survive but money is only a tool to the overall truth of it all. Where do lean for the answers in life, the world or the word? Where to you lean for emotional support, the world or the word? Where do you seek your joy, the world or the word? Most importantly where do the ones you love see you stand, the world or the word? Words and actions should walk hand in hand in this life. I’m not talking about letting some F-bombs off either. Cursing people is not the same as cussing when we are mad at times. God sees your heart and you can act like you say all the right things to all the right people and do all the politically correct things that seem to make you a good person, but inside you constantly pick people apart and judge them then you are not fooling God. That is why the very people that crucified Jesus could not see the truth because they were a closed jar and constantly fake. Be real with God because He sees you say words of all sorts but when we smash our thumb with a hammer and scream F*** and meant nothing from the heart toward one of our brothers and sisters then God sees that as well. Peter who walked with Jesus was always real, always allowing the real Peter out not some fake version that some religious group thought he should be. Jesus came to fulfill the law and He did just that using men that weren’t scared to defy the world and be who they were.
Galatians 3:23-25: 23- But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 24- Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, that we may be justified by faith. 25- But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
All the Law does is prove that we are all guilty, and it is to convict our hearts inside so that we will want redeemed from all the pain of this world. Jesus is our redeemer and it came at the price of his blood. If you are working to earn God’s approval then you are missing the point. Grace is unearned and the one who paid the price is sitting at the right hand of God already. So I urge all who read this that they will quit letting people tell them of God’s beauty and go seek the truth themselves. It is always a new day and there is always a lesson to be learned. Faith allows us to not see the way the world does, it allows us to see the way heaven does. Thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. You have to find yourself in God’s presence and chose this for yourself because no one can do it for you. Men and women of God can help you find the doors but in the end it is God who opens them and Jesus that leads you through them. There is nothing in this world you will ever want because the spirit grows in you and burns off the old you. Your faith is the fuel for all of it, the more you put in the higher the fire will burn. The Holy Spirit baptizes you with fire and allows you to become more and more confident. Always remember to give all the glory to God just as Jesus always did.
John 12:28- “Father, glorify Thy name” There came therefore a voice out of heaven: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again”
Jesus teaches us how to die to our own selfish desires so that we can give all the glory to God. If we understand that God is our Father as well, then we can begin to worship him the way we were meant too. Why do you think Jesus gave us the prayer in the good news “Our Father who art in heaven……..” Jesus didn’t say to pray “Jesus’s Father who art in heaven…..” It is the will of God that we learn from His Christ who was Jesus and in this we will inherit that which was lost due to the evil of this world. Most people only believe inside of boxes and they don’t truly believe with all their hearts in all the words that Jesus spoke or the words of the prophets. I believe every single thing that is written no questions asked. I also believe past that because my faith reveals things from God that only He can show me. My heart writes things for my God to help people see in a different light but it isn’t my doing that changes hearts it is the work of God through His Holy Spirit He decides to send with these words. When the Spirit knocks at your hearts it can convict you, comfort you, or help you receive revelation as well but that is all up to how you humble yourself before this mighty God. As for me I fight the evil by humbling myself before God and in this He makes me stronger every single day. Time after time I write this following verse but for most people it never sinks in because they have been taught that Jesus is God.
Matthew 12:50-“For whoever does the will of my Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother”
My supplications to God insist of asking Him to send His Holy Spirit with these words so that it knocks at the door of your hearts. When it does allow this to change you and give the forgiveness that is there for the taking and then you can begin to understand the inheritance that our Savior has adopted us into by His blood. This is when you will see the true beauty of God in ways you never dreamed possible. If one was to only pay attention then God’s word always has the answers and steps right before our very eyes.
1 Peter 5:5-8: 5- You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, But gives Grace to the Humble. 6-Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7- casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. 8- Be of sober spirit, be on alert. Your adversary, the Devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Peter, the one who had a hard time swallowing his pride, finally learned what it meant to be humble. Twenty years after the Christ ascended to the right hand of God Peter tells us some very important words in these verses. There is always a lesson to be learned and when we chose to be full of pride we will miss them, then at the same time wonder why we don’t see any results. The verse 4 prior to these verses tells us that the Chief Shepherd will appear and it is followed by these words in 5-8. If you have a hard time with respecting your elders it is because you are not clothed in humility. To gain ground in the Kingdom of God one must be little to gain the big things. If we cannot humble ourselves under the hand of God then we will never truly be able to cast all our anxieties on God. This means we pick and choose the things we want God to handle and in turn we are still carrying the things we are asking God to help us with. The Devil is not a lion, he is more like a possum who acts like he can roar like a lion. The Devil uses the things around us to shield the fact that he is weak. As soon as you confront him face to face then he plays dead. When you have him playing dead you have to then gain ground by standing strong for all the people you love, because it takes time to build faith and understand that this spiritual battle is real. If we who know it is real act as if the devil is dead then we allow him to get up and then have the chance to prowl on the ones we love. We have to teach our children and the people we love the truth of these things so that it becomes second nature to all of us. If you were to read on in Peter’s words He tells us, in 2 Peter 3:9-18, that God is so very patient but at the same time there is judgment coming for the earth. It will be with fire and the beginning of the end is to make the way for the eternity we are promised through God’s grace. God’s beauty is amazing and most just want to hear about the things that God or His Son Jesus can do for them. How can God help me, or why am I not getting the blessings I see others get. Well I pray for these people because they are missing the point. God is full of grace, and in this grace we come to realize that we are not worthy of it but because of His faithful son Jesus we can believe in these truths. Even with believing though there is still going to be judgment, for the ones who truly submitted to the Lordship of Jesus it will be on what we did to help others as our sins are remembered no more. For the ones who chose to deny Jesus and the word of God then they will be held accountable to the law. Lord have mercy on these people. God wants us all to see Him for who He is, the Loving Father of all creation. We have to remember that this doesn’t change the fact that judgment is coming to the evil of this world and it will be here very soon. Every day we have to pick up our cross so that we know where we stand in the Kingdom and that without the savior Jesus we wouldn’t even have this chance. May Yahweh Bless you all and His Christ guide your steps in the days ahead!