Do you sometimes struggle with all your might to hear God’s voice within you? Take heart, precious saint, He is right there – nearer than your breath. But, you know that and you still can’t hear clearly, you say? (1) The fact that you WANT HIM so deeply and sincerely guarantees success. (2) He wants to connect with you – and stay connected – even more than you do. (3) It’s never God who does the withdrawing. (4) You’re connected right now! So, …. (5) Quit listening to any lie (suggestion) that He’s not THE MOST important One to hear anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
All of your self-defeating wishes and desires will be so awestruck by your re-NEW-ed allegiance to God that they’ll cower in fear and slither off, hopefully for good this time!
Don’t look now, but you’re already sporting a warm glow, bubbling up from deep within which will overtake the selfsame suggestions that are plaguing other people yearning to be free!
…A TREATMENT for you RIGHT HERE – RIGHT NOW…
Imagine a worst case scenario – the one person you’ve been stuffing deep inside, not able to forgive, but just to stuff, has done it again. The audacity. You can’t even put a price on the damage, the humiliation, the pain, the hours and hours wasted over it so far with no end in sight, and now these painful memories rear their ugly head again. Can you say once and for all, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”? Here’s a much more cheerful thing to ponder: Imagine how incredibly much your whole life would permanently change if you could finally put a lid on that one! I tell you what….you and me ….let’s do it together starting right now. Let’s start with our #1 offender and see him/her as God created him and as Jesus sees him. Can you see him that way right now? Keep trying. I’m trying too. See right through the false picture. They have absolutely no power over you to steal your joy for one more minute. See your offender as separate from those ugly thoughts you’ve been harboring. Don’t imagine any kind of human solution: leave it with God. YOU are the one who gets the real freedom. If you are ‘almost’ feeling glad to have had this long-term, most-disturbing challenge, you are ALREADY HOME FREE. Please, please, please don’t be afraid to CLAIM THIS COMPLETE HEALING PERMANENTLY. DON’T EVER GO BACK. I’M DOING THE SAME THING RIGHT NOW WITH YOU. Amen.
IF THE DISCIPLES HAD BEEN MORE JESUS-CENTERED THAN SELF-CENTERED, THEY COULD HAVE LITERALLY REJOICED UPON REALIZING THAT HE WOULD SOON BE BACK IN THE ARMS OF HIS LOVING ABBA FATHER !!
John 14:28 KJV
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
TONIGHT THE SHEPHERD WILL BE SMITTEN AND THE SHEEP WILL SCATTER. [HAD THEY ONLY LISTENED WITH THEIR HEART TO JESUS, THEY COULD HAVE REJOICED THROUGH UNSPEAKABLE SUFFERING.]
Mark 14:27 KJV
And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
AND IN THE MESSAGE BIBLE:
Mark 14:27 MSG
Jesus told them, “You’re all going to feel that your world is falling apart and that it’s my fault. There’s a Scripture that says, I will strike the shepherd; The sheep will go helter-skelter. “But after I am raised up, I will go ahead of you, leading the way to Galilee.”
YOU CAN ACTUALLY REJOICE THROUGH YOUR PRESENT TRIBULATION – I-F – YOU HAVE THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE. IN THIS LIGHT, DON’T BE SURPRISED IF MIRACLES FIND THEIR WAY INTO YOUR LIFE !!
THE DISCIPLES DIDN’T NEED TO GO INTO MOURNING AND HIDING – AND NEITHER DO YOU !!
LOSE YOUR LIFE OF SELFISHNESS AND FOCUS – O-N-L-Y – ON JESUS !! YOU’LL BE SOOOO GLAD YOU DID !!
SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Is speaking the wisdom of God
In a mystery.
It reaches down into that born again part of you
And pulls up the infinitude of wisdom
That’s already there!
Wisdom and power well up from somewhere deep, deep inside and gush out in an explosion of love.
Pray in tongues!
IF I HAD BEEN ONE OF THE TWELVE (DISCIPLES) WHEN HEARING OF THEIR LORD’S IMPENDING DEATH AND FACED WITH UNSPEAKABLE SORROW, I COULDN’T HAVE DONE ANY BETTER . . . U-N-L-E-S-S .. I HAD HAD THE HOLY SPIRIT AS WE DO NOW. IN A FLIGHT OF FANCY, I CAN IMAGINE TRYING TO TURN THE DISCIPLES’ EYES TO THE “REAL” JESUS, SPIRITUAL AND PERFECT, AND AWAY FROM A SOON-TO-BE-BROKEN BODY. BUT NOW, PRAISE THE LORD, WE HAVE THIS HOLY SPIRIT LIVING ON THE INSIDE OF US.
OF COURSE, JESUS WAS SINLESS. NEVERTHELESS, HIS BODY ACTED AS A HINDRANCE TO PEOPLE – ESPECIALLY HIS DISCIPLES – PREVENTING THEM FROM SEEING HIM AS HE REALLY IS:
. . . . The Real Jesus . . . .
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;  And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.  And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.  And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Revelation 1:13-17 KJV
MY FAVORITE BIBLE PASSAGE, 2Cor5:17, HAS NOW BECOME INFINITELY MORE MEANINGFUL!!!!!
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 KJV
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
AS HE IS SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. (1 John 4:17)
DO YOU KNOW
WHO YOU ARE
[As The Real Jesus is, so are we in this world.]
(Now, don’t go off and do something else! Ponder this deeply. All of that enormous power is yours. Stay with me now. It’s yours right here, right now! Don’t let the carnal mind distract you. As powerful as the thunderings of Niagara and as the fire-iest furnace … this power, and infinitely more, is on the inside of you … right … now! Don’t let it go! You CAN keep your focus!)
ARE YOU ASSAULTED BY NEGATIVE THOUGHTS FAR MORE OFTEN THAN YOU’D LIKE TO BE ? . NO SOONER THAN YOU GET ONE ARGUMENT UNDER CONTROL, ANOTHER ARISES MORE UNSETTLING THAN THE LAST ?
There is help for you which can totally frustrate and enervate the carnal mind’s hold that seems to have engulfed you.
Imagine (with your Godly imagination) the situation completely healed. Get really comfortable with the absence of every ungodlike thought and feeling. By all means have the Holy Spirit fully engaged as you do this. Just re-member the last topic that was under assault and let God take over and talk to you about it. Then take another and another and another.
Has complete peace set in yet? Be ready to confront those selfsame lingering thoughts all over again. When can you call it quits? Let “never!” be your mantra: then it will be over.
I don’t want to get into that trite and boring debate about whether the carnal mind is a real, tangible being that must be summarily dealt with or whether it is entirely in the realm of the non-local, non-material. But I urge us all to take carnal suggestions very seriously – long enough to inform them that they have no basis in reality and have no power over us in any guise; and, furthermore that we are not the least bit impressed by their lies and cunning presentments.
IT’S A HEART ISSUE !!
Are you having trouble . . .
. . . . physically?
. . . . emotionally?
. . . . relationally?
. . . . monetarily?
Proverbs 4:23 KJV
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
AS YOUR HEART GOES, SO GOES YOUR LIFE !!
Sometimes medical diagnoses are dead wrong: they ignore the state of your heart.
I wrote a poem a while ago that was dictated to me by the Holy Spirit. It was well received by many but I’m afraid it may have eluded others (For clarification, the Person speaking is God, Himself):
I am God.
I live on the inside of you.
I see as you.
I hear as You.
I think as You.
I feel as You.
I perceive as You.
But make no mistake about it …
I am God.
I have a special reason for bringing up that little poem again: it has turned out to be one of those BREAKTHROUGH gifts that I have applied again and again to help me attain a much higher and more consistent apprehension of God.
He lives on the inside of us, right? And He has created us as well. Of course He created us in His own perfect image and likeness.
Then why are people reluctant to spend more and more time listening to God speaking to them in their spirit after reading His Word? It’s there and then that we hear such precious gems as the above, the perfect answer to our fondest yearning to experience our ONENESS with Him.