Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Word Will Meet You There

Have you ever made plans and the other person says, "I'll just meet you there!"  That involves a few steps that are often overlooked.  First, make sure you both know the exact place and location, second make sure you know the time you are suppose to meet up, third a list of directions (or instructions for that matter) and then agreement.   I'll just meet you there is a little more complicated than it sounds.  Better yet, what happens when you misplace your phone or left it in the house and you have to find your party?  What do you rely on?  (And no in this case you can not go to the hospitality desk or concierge counter and ask your party to be paged overhead- I did that to my mother in Bradlees and needless to say when they asked what your mother's name is I said, uh mommy- yup that was front end store embarrassment and I left without an Icee and pretzel.) Can I propose that this is bigger than Bradlees and even bigger than your own plans for your life; its who you are in Christ and what that means to the world.  

John 14," Do not let your hearts be troubled, You believe in God, believe also in me.  My Father's house has many rooms if that were not so would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.  You know the place where I am going" Jesus says to His disciples. Thomas was bold- I think the other disciples had the same question but didn't want to ask just yet, but Thomas asked, " Lord, we don't know where you are going so how can we know the way? While this passage describes eternal life what if you were to look at this passage relative to time rather than eternity?  

Which sparks the question what is relative time and absolute time and how does that compare to where you are now to where it is that you are going.   You see relative time according to Newton is what the human perceives as time in motion, by objects moving (the idea of the sun and moon indicate the change of time between day and night)  while absolute time exists independently and progresses at a constant rate and can not be perceived from a human perspective but can be explained through mathematics.  Hmm?  So that means there is an equation for time that is relative to now which means there are variables for the equation that offsets relative time to make it absolute.  God's time table is already established which means you are not the product but you are a variable.   You see again back to biblical mathematics the product is heaven upon earth.  You are a variable that is strategically placed - at a certain time a certain place for a specific purpose.  

Ask your self this?  Do you know the way?  Do you know where you are going?  Do you know how you are going to get there?  The Lord  says, I'll just meet you there and instruct you. He tells us Psalm 32:8 that He will instruct us and counsel us in the way that you should with his loving eye on us. Jesus responds to Thomas with, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."   

John 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.   In Genesis God sent forth the word with creative breath and created the heavens and earth and made a distinction between day and night.  Everything that God created was fueled by distinction and word. Jesus is the word and Jesus is the way- so you mean to tell me the word is the way?  Yes. Absolutely is.  You see, as a little girl in Bradlees I'm sure that I was told to pay attention or don't go to the toy isle or stop hitting your brother and somewhere along the line the instruction was no longer clear.  So while I was doing my own thing I no longer heard the instruction (or maybe my mother never gave it us and just assumed we were smarter than that- her bad) and then when it came time to find my mother I had lost my way; so much so that it prompted me to rely on instinct and run to the front and and get saved but I didn't have all the information, so someone had to coach me.  It was only when I was able to give a little more of me (my information that is) was someone able to call out and seek my parent.  

You see, the Lord gives all instructions its called the BIBLE (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)- His word is the way.  The Lord has specific instructions to your unique qualities and "qwerkiness" which are variables that are used in a strategic setting, location and time in order for the absolute to be fulfilled.  If you diligently seek him, and seek Him with your whole heart, you will find Him.  There He has a list of instructions to guide you on the path of righteousness so that you are filled and fueled for your journey. 

 The Lord requires obedience not just as a sign of worship but so that when time aligns with motion (inertia)- you are where you're supposed to be in accordance to absolute time which means divine moments that lead to destiny.  When the Lord instructs you to be somewhere, go somewhere or to do something its because the word will meet you there.  Elisha had to be in alignment with Elijah to catch the prophetic mantle.  Joseph obeyed the voice of the angel and kept Mary as his wife so that when they journeyed during Mary's final days of pregnancy Jesus was born in the place and time that was already set up in time according to scripture.  It was Abraham who had to pack up and leave and go to the unfamiliar yet prepared place that God had for him.  You see, in all three instances the "is" already "was".  It already happend- you just haven't experienced it yet because relative time which is the human perception can never perceive absolute time.  The instruction is based on foresight as to what is already established.  Case in point, the word was sent forth- it proceedeth out of the mouth of God and interacted with time  to meet an individual at a specific point in time.  Isaiah 55:11, "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth.  It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."   The word has been sent forth regarding you but you see you have to know the Lord to walk in The Way, to see the lit path and follow the light and there you will interact with The Word. 

You just gotta get up and go! Take your instructions with you and just know that if you ever lost your way or have made a few mistakes-- just like Bradlees you can go to the front and give them your information and ask the Lord to instruct you once again, but you can only do that when you acknowledge that you are lost.  Remember only when you know you are lost will you be found; for the word is not hidden accept to those that are lost.   Be encourage He has come for the lost- which means He will lead you to Him no matter where you are.  There is a purpose for you and in you far greater than you know or can imagine.

"Stay diligent, stay faithful.  When the Lord instructs you to do something, or be somewhere  be obedient and steadfast because The Word will meet you there."


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Will you stand?

Will you stand?

Just ask yourself the question, will you stand?  Many don't realize what that implies and will quickly respond with a yes, but the Lord wants to know will you stand?  The Lord is asking His people will you stand? Will you stand even in persecution, will stand even in affliction, if things don't turn out the way you thought? Will you stand if I say No?  Will you stand if all hell comes against you?  Will you stand alone?

Will you stand when I come with raging judgement?  Will you stand in the fire?  Will you stand?  The Lord continues to repeat will you stand because not all of the people's heart are towards Him.  He is looking for a generation that will seek His face, a generation that will stand for the evolution of the church, a generation that will stand in the preparation of the grounds for the coming of the King.  Most say that they will stand, but the Lord has tested those who have been burned in the fire, the Lord has watched the mockery and the Lord has noted those who quickly buckled.  There are those who became the devil's advocate and stood but on the wrong side.  So He asks His people again, will you stand?   Whom will you serve? 

All works will be tested by fire.  1 Corinthians 3:13 NIV, "...their work will be shown for what it is, because the day will bring it to light.  It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work.  If what  has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.  If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved- even though only as one escaping through the flames."  1Corinthian 3:11, For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 

So again, the Lord wants to know will you stand when what you say is unpopular, will you stand in persecution or in accusation?  For the Lord is raising up a remnant that has been charged with the reformation of the church to holiness and righteousness for the evolution of the church. 

"I am preparing the people as a way of a warning to them. For my desire is to see them saved and have the full knowledge and understanding of Who I am and not who they think I am.  I have come to reveal the mystery of the word but ears have been closed and eyes have been blinded.  Will one walk in instruction if they can not hear, will one know who to follow if they can not see.  I have come to open the eyes of the blind, and removed the hardened wax from the ear so that this generation may hear my voice.  My voice is like thunder and soft like a whisper but the word is the impact and where it impacts is where I am.  I will no longer tolerate the miry clay and sword for the word that is defiled will be revealed and so will those who teach it.  I am bringing all things to light even regarding those who have been charged to teach and have desecrated the word, I am uncovering the thieves, and revealing the false prophets.  My house is still the house of prayer and will be as such.   I have given many much time to repent but the deceiver has hardened their heart, I have sent my messengers but they did not receive them, the prophet has spoken and they have turned their ear, I am coming soon and coming with a sword, I am coming and will not withhold judgement toward the wickedness.  I say to you repent, I say to you repent, for when I come I will come with judgement.  I am giving my people a warning.  Take heed to the word."  Thus says the Lord.