WHY DOES MANKIND INSIST – THOUSANDS OF YEARS AFTER THE FACT – that the Scriptures are written for and about us? Like Jonah in the sea mammal’s belly thought about how elucidating it would be for Robin if he drove home the point that he should have gone directly to Nineveh!
Maybe, just maybe, our superheroes of yesteryear were more interested in their mere survival than in relating a miraculous account of God’s hand reaching through the parchment to shake a finger at us.
Surely, we can become inspired and edified by reading all about people’s journeys God-ward but we mustn’t add our own flavor and drama of idolatry. We choose books to read and TV programs to watch that resonate with us: they go inside and tickle our ears from within. And we have the audacity to judge their veracity solely based on our innermosts.
One of Jesus’ tasks in his short career with his disciples was to teach them how to deal with the dimension of the supernatural. Jesus himself healed every single sickness and disease, every lack and fear, every doubt and misgiving that crossed his path; so, when the Twelve were awestruck at his miraculous feats, it was a telltale sign that they were still in the dark about his – or rather God’s – non-local capacities.
Jesus then began an extensive training in the supernatural for the disciples to learn the whys and wherefores of the Spirit. Through becoming intimately attuned to God’s Word, they soon began performing miracles with nearly the same ease as their Master; but, alas, Jesus insisted on 100% as a starting point!
He had bigger fish for them to fry and admonished them to “Have faith in God. … For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:22-23 KJV).
BE PREPARED TO BE OVERWHELMED BY GOD !!
Romans 8:16 KJV
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
Psalm 46:10 KJV
Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
HE’S ALREADY WITHIN YOU !!
EVEN AS HEIRS OF GOD, WE’RE JOINT-HEIRS WITH JESUS !!
Romans 8:17 KJV
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him , that we may be also glorified together.
IT IS FINISHED !!
WOW !! . IT’S SO WORTH IT !!
Romans 8:18 KJV
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
NOTICE IT’S “IN” US (NOT “TO” US) !!
THE REWARD ? . . . .
2 Thessalonians 2:14 KJV
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THE GLORY THAT’S ALREADY IN US !!
We are perfect in our spirit – yeah, more – our identity is Jesus! HIS GLORY HAS BEEN WITH US — IN US — ALL ALONG !! All our sufferings already are overwhelmed by God NOW !!
IF GOD IS IN US . . . AND ALL AROUND US . . . WHERE WE WERE AND WHERE WE’RE GOING TO, then why not identify ourselves as being at one with Him?
Jesus paid it all. Do you at times doubt it? Do you sometimes find yourself doing your level best to help God get His mission off the ground? Paul tells us in 2 Cor 5:17 that if we’re in Christ we’re a brand new creature. All the old stuff has passed completely away and that, my friend is that! No more disease, sickness or sin to bind us to satanic beliefs! This new man – our new selfhood – should be explored till the cows come home.
We know precious little about our true be-ing in Christ; and yet it’s our open door to heaven right here and now!
The human mind’s last-ditch effort to deny us this astounding healing – victory over a huge hurricane threat in Mexico – was to say it was never real nor powerful. But we know different: the amazing presence and power of God answered our prayers and obliterated the threat!)
I often think of the stormy ministry of Kathryn Kuhlman and her many thousands of healings that were highly publicized as well as the statistic that a great many of the healings were reversed afterwards. People would be shocked and horrified when a healing reversed but rarely was any attention paid to how the person had acted after the healing was effected. After all, when there’s no follow-up in the benefactor’s life to accommodate such an about-face change, what is to be expected? The same old mindset can’t maintain a healing of such magnitude: there needs to be some major soul-searching after the fact.
The aforementioned healing of the threat of a huge hurricane in Mexico was met with tremendous gratitude, joy, thanksgiving: in short the recipients of this miracle were profoundly and noticeably impacted by the ever-present Love of God.
SUBATOMIC PARTICLES EXIST as a phenomenon dubbed “non-locality”, i.e., they can’t be pinned down to (a) a specific place or (b) a specific time. As a matter of course they reside in an entirely different dimension!
Quantum entanglement and quantum tunneling are just two of the curious behaviors exhibited by these endearing particles, all perfectly explainable by the God of the Bible and His heavenly host. Why, even Satan and his minions are only recognized in extra-dimensional jargon.
When the author ponders the immensity of God, His creation and expansiveness, it becomes abundantly clear to her that petty arguments and debates about what God can and cannot do for His beloved children are ludicrous at best.
REMEMBER THAT OLD “RELIGION VS. SCIENCE” DEBATE ? If not, it’s just as well because it’s now dead! In its stead has arisen a new twist: science wants to distance itself as if biblical revelation were somehow hostile towards it. Scientists are gradually recognizing a god in their findings, but, alas, it isn’t the God of the Scriptures!
Hope springs eternal, though, and we are afforded an inroad, albeit in dire need of an upgrade. It is the God of the Scriptures that created and is ever so present in the entire universe and beyond, and it’s incumbent upon us to ferret out the true descriptions of God in the literature in order to do justice to Stephen Hawkings’ famous quote, “If we do discover a theory of everything… it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would truly know the mind of God.”
DON’T LET ANYONE, OR ANYTHING, DEPRIVE YOU OF THE AMAZING P-O-W-E-R OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES WHICH DRAWS OUT SUPERNATURAL WISDOM !!
Acts 1:4-5 KJV
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
ALL “CHANGES” TAKE PLACE IN YOUR SPIRIT WHERE YOU “PUT ON THE NEW MAN”.
Colossians 3:10 KJV
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND ASKING GOD FOR AN INTERPRETATION WILL BRING THE WISDOM – WHICH IS ALREADY IN YOU – UP INTO YOUR MIND WHERE YOU CAN USE IT ON THIS PLANE.
1 Corinthians 14:13-14 KJV
Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.  For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
YOUR SPIRIT DOES THE PRAYING WHEN YOU SPEAK IN TONGUES.
1 Corinthians 14:2 KJV
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him ; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
WHEN BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS A NATURAL RESULT.
Acts 2:1-4 KJV
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
YOU ALREADY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO !!
1 Corinthians 2:14-16 KJV
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
YOU KNOW – A-L-L – T-H-I-N-G-S .
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ? YOU REALLY SHOULD!!
1 John 2:20 KJV
But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
I LOVE TO ASK GOD TO SPEAK TO ME . THEN I JUST ENJOY LISTENING AND LISTENING AND LISTENING !!