The “keys” in this lesson or message are “hidden” and you have to find them. If I gave them to you, you would not take the time to “find them” and learn about them or allow them to “change” your heart! So happy hunting!
“14 The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.” Psalms 25:14
“29 The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this law (instruction).” Deuteronomy 29:29
“2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a thing.” Proverbs 25:2
“1Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death. 3 For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],”
Verse 3 GOD the Father did something to reveal to us that in our own mind, will and emotion …in our own “intellectualism” or astuteness…of READING a written decree of instruction only…Torah or instructions…we could not do what was written in a way that would have power or help us ascend TO the Father, yet…men and women do it all the time and it’s “without Holy Spirit”. That is called…religion. People pour over scripture believing that in the “written word” alone there is power to ascend or know God in a spiritual way… Jesus said it this way in John 5:39
“39 You search and keep on searching and examining the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and yet it is those [very Scriptures] that testify about Me”
The Word that is written does not come to life without the Spirit of Jesus…HOLY SPIRIT (Holy Spirit sent by Heavenly Father) to breath upon it to bring it to life to actually be “active” inside a believer so that power can come from them because of WHO is operating in and through those very scriptures. Revelation even visitation.
So many believe that God doesn’t bring people into heaven to visit or show them things because they did not walk in person with Jesus Christ.
How ridiculous and very misleading that is for anyone to be in the same religious mindset that the Pharisees and Sadducees were when JESUS Himself let them know that “power” or “life” is not merely in the written word itself! IF THAT were the case….then everyone who walked with MOSES could have done what JESUS did and been saved by all the rituals they were told to follow along with all the rules of instruction.
It is also ridiculous because that type of religious mindset denies the power and ability of GOD to do as Psalms 115:3 says:
“But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.”
It discounts Ezekiel, Isaiah, Daniel and John and PAUL….OH but JOHN WALKED WITH JESUS…. Ezekiel, Isaiah, Daniel nor Paul walked WITH Jesus yet each of them visited heaven. BTW Paul visited heaven for 3 years and was taught BY Jesus IN heaven…it’s in the Word…read it!!
IF you discount all of the ones who went into heaven that didn’t walk WITH Jesus, you are probably the same who discounts Prophets and Apostles of today. “BECAUSE THEY WALKED WITH JESUS it doesn’t apply today”...that is a very religious and dangerous mindset!!
IF you really read the WORD and listen to HOLY SPIRIT you will quickly discover that it is NOT unusual for the LORD to bring someone to Heaven and in fact, HE gave the invitation in Jeremiah 33:3 and it is NOT metamorphic! It was NOT limited to Israel if you study Hebrew texts you would know that the composition of that scripture entails EVERYONE!
EVERYONE to come up and see great and mighty things we have NOT EVER seen!!!
People who see in the word contradictions are the very ones who cannot comprehend “eyes to see or ears to hear” what the Spirit of GOD is saying, if they did, they would be able to comprehend in their own spirit that the word never contradicts itself and that their lack of understanding is only measured by their lack of revelation. THEN on the flip side, those who get revelation without wisdom have no idea how to “apply” what they have gotten in practical matters or live by that revelation.
The more we recognize we do NOT know it all…no matter how old we may be or how many theological degrees we have attained or how many times we have read the word all the way through…if we do NOT have ears to hear and eyes to see by the Holy Spirit and being able to RECOGNIZE that voice, then we can be misled by our own vain imaginings! OR by religious theology and doctrines!
Humility…being like a child without being wind tossed. A child has an experience that is wonderful and it makes an impression upon them…NO ONE can ever tell them they didn’t have that experience!
“2 He called a little child and set him before them, 3 and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:2-4 AMP
Little children have the purest of hearts. Jesus told us the pure of hearts would SEE heaven. “Blessed are the pure in heart , because they will see God. “Matthew 5:8 One New Man Bible
On the other hand…a child experiencing something bad done to them…it too makes an impression upon them. The funny part about that is that the power of light and life is so much stronger that when a child has experienced the darkness of something bad….they want OUT! Out of the captive dark place! So DO grown ups!
You don’t hear people screaming or longing to “get out of the LIGHT or LIFE” when they experience wonderful things!!!
TRUTH sets you free…TRUTH! We are made aware of it when we tell the truth instead of lying. We learn this so we can learn that the lies on the inside of our soul are the very things that keep us apart from knowing GOD!
They keep our minds and wills and emotions all “bound up in captivity”!
Most are not even aware they inwardly “believe a lie”.
You cannot experience JESUS in a supernatural awesome, manifested way when you choose…hear me…when YOU CHOOSE….to continue to believe and even often, defend a lie or deception that you CHOOSE to believe is truth!
When its genuine and authentic “truth” of GOD…you won’t have to defend it! Truth sets people free.
God doesn’t need us to “defend” what IS true…just live it, believe it, know it regardless of what others say, do or try to put on you….choose to believe TRUTH!
What a person chooses to believe actually sets the course for their lives.
Look at the things people believed and passed down generation to generation that were not quite right… for instance, if you “see GOD you will die”. Deuteronomy 5:24 dispels this thought.
OR the one we hear nowadays, NO ONE has seen God face to face…and they take the scripture JESUS spoke out of context about seeing GOD.
How do I know?
GOD Himself said HE spoke FACE to FACE with a man…a man named Moses! BTW…He spoke face to face with Adam and Eve even after the fall…how do you think He made them clothes and talked with them?
What Jesus was saying is that no one had been IN Heaven at that time to see Heavenly Father …no…Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah, even David had! What then was Jesus talking about?
There had not been a perfect representation of Heavenly Father descend from Heaven that would ascend and descend like JESUS!
HE and everything about HIM made THE Way! His LIFE showed us the “way” to live. His words brought truth to us to “set us free “ from sin’s captivity because of the lies and deceptions of satan.
Romans 6:18 “18 And having been set free from sin, you have become the servants of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in thought, purpose, and action).”
“4 For Christ is the end of the Law [the limit at which it ceases to be, for the Law leads up to Him Who is the fulfillment of its types, and in Him the purpose which it was designed to accomplish is fulfilled. That is, the purpose of the Law is fulfilled in Him] as the means of righteousness (right relationship to God) for everyone who trusts in and adheres to and relies on Him. 5 For Moses writes that the man who [can] practice the righteousness (perfect conformity to God’s will) which is based on the Law [with all its intricate demands] shall live by it. 6 But the righteousness based on faith [imputed by God and bringing right relationship with Him] says, Do not say in your heart, Who will ascend into Heaven? that is, to bring Christ down; 7 Or who will descend into the abyss? that is, to bring Christ up from the dead [as if we could be saved by our own efforts]. 8 But what does it say? The Word (God’s message in Christ) is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word (the message, the basis and object) of faith which we preach, 9 Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation. 11 The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed.”
“with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation”.
WITH the MOUTH…he declares openly and speaks out freely his faith and confirms his salvation, healing and deliverance!
WITH THE MOUTH…why is this so important?
Out of the heart….the mouth speaks.
IF you really believe in your mind, will and emotions that you are saved, you have no problem confessing/sharing/declaring that to others or even aloud to yourself and to the enemy!
IF you really believe in your mind will and emotions that you are healed…you have no problem confessing/sharing/declaring that to others, yourself aloud and to the enemy!
IF you really believe in your mind, will and emotions that you are delivered…you have no problem confessing/sharing/declaring that to others, yourself aloud and to the enemy!
What is in your heart- mind, will and emotions….you will speak out of your own mouth! Whether intentional or not!
When we are squeezed, or pressed by circumstances or an adverse situation what is really in our “heart” (mind, will and emotions) WILL come out of our mouths!
I have noted that when people are pressed they will quickly avert back to old religious doctrines and theologies that they have “heard” instead of fresh truths that they quickly caught but didn’t allow to “settle” and become real in them to set them free from the inward lies and deceptions or misperceptions that have held their minds, wills and emotions captive.
ONLY when a person has an actual, real encounter with the WORD Himself, by HIS HOLY SPIRIT through divine revelation, experience or encounter….do they change!
We first choose to love….why is this important? JESUS said in John 14:21
“The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him [I will make Myself real to him].” AMP
“The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]” AMPC
Love is the first of the fruits of Holy Spirit. We choose to love. How?
Paul told us what love looks like and because our Heavenly Father loves US so much…HE demonstrated it through JESUS and then GAVE us the same power to enable us to choose and do…what is or Who is that? Holy Spirit by God’s great grace!
I Corinthians 13:4-8,13 says love looks like this:
“4 Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. 5 It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. 7 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. 8 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away.”
“13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
SO, essentially if we listen and follow JESUS…we will have faith a conviction and belief that involves transformation of our thoughts, words and deeds and we will have hope a joyful confident and eager expectation of salvation, healing and deliverance with eternal salvation and we will have LOVE…true affection for GOD our Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit growing out of His love for us and in us!!
WHAT’S most important or deemed greatest? LOVE!
Wisdom…according to the written Word….if you want to “know” God….there must be “fear of the LORD” and that is the beginning of Wisdom.
Beloved, without wisdom, you cannot know how to “apply” any precepts or principles God has given. When you strive in your flesh to “do” this because it’s in the written word, then it becomes “works of the flesh”. Without Holy Spirit…there is no life nor anointing!
Meaning no life or power! That is the essence of religion.
Proverbs 9:10 tells us about Wisdom and knowing God:
“The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom [its starting point and its essence],
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight.”
What then are the keys to knowing GOD?
Jesus gave us many clues…one huge one was found in Matthew 6:33
“33 But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His Kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.”
Meaning? His way of doing and His attitude and character! What is it like in Heaven? Jesus showed us. John told about it, Ezekiel described a lot of how it looked, but JESUS made it clear, it is the most amazing place….by HIS very life and attitude and character, and His ways of doing things!!
For you to “discover” these hidden keys you need only to read this message and the passages of written word asking HOLY SPIRIT to bring revelation WITH understanding and insight into our Heavenly Father’s ways and purposes! Ask to “see” and to “hear” ….ask with a childlike wonder, a childlike mind, will and emotion of eager anticipation!
We are kings, priests a royal kingdom….
“5 And from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince (Ruler) of the kings of the earth. To Him Who ever loves us and has once [for all] loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood, 6 And formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it). Revelation 1:5-6
“10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!” Revelation 5:10
“15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading again to fear [of God’s judgment], but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons [the Spirit producing sonship] by which we [joyfully] cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies and confirms together with our spirit [assuring us] that we [believers] are children of God. 17 And if [we are His] children, [then we are His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His spiritual blessing and inheritance], if indeed we share in His suffering so that we may also share in His glory. 18 For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us! 19 For [even the whole] creation [all nature] waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will also be freed from its bondage to decay [and gain entrance] into the glorious freedom of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been moaning together as in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only this, but we too, who have the first fruits of the Spirit [a joyful indication of the blessings to come], even we groan inwardly, as we wait eagerly for [the sign of] our adoption as sons—the redemption and transformation of our body [at the resurrection]. 24 For in this hope we were saved [by faith]. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.”
BELOVED….if you can read these written Words from our Heavenly Father through those HE chose to write them by Holy Spirit telling them exactly what to write
“16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” II Timothy 3:16-17
…and not know WHO GOD IS and WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS….then you need to read them over and over and confess them aloud because THIS Truth…..WILL free YOU from all doubt and unbelief!
IF you “get this”….surely the LIGHT within you will no longer be hidden by the deceptions and lies of the enemy because YOU WILL SHINE!!!
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