Part 1 Living the GOOD life

 

This book is dedicated…

to the diligently seeking…

to the good and faithful…

to the one in a thousand…

to those “In Christ”

 

 

Mat 13:44: “…the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field,  which when a man had found it,  he hid it again,  and for joy of it went and sold all that he had, and bought that field.”

 

 

Living the Good Life…

PART 1

DISCOVERING EXACTLY WHAT GOD’S LOVE IS…

CHAPTER 1. Introduction

CHAPTER 2.  In The Beginning…

CHAPTER 3. Let there be Love

CHAPTER 4. The Mechanics Of Love…

CHAPTER 5. Gods “Good”

1.Merciful

2. Compassion

3. Slow to Anger

4. Abundant in Loving Kindness

5. Truth

6. Forgiveness

7. Justice and Accountability

8. GODS CONTEXT

CHAPTER 6. Flowing “In Christ”

 

PART 2

THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

CHAPTER 7. Introduction

CHAPTER 8. Repentance from Dead Works

CHAPTER 9. Faith towards God

CHAPTER 10.  Baptisms

CHAPTER 11.  Laying on of hands

CHAPTER 12.  Resurrection from the Dead

CHAPTER 13.  Eternal Judgments

 

PART 3.

THE BODY OF CHRIST

CHAPTER 14. Introduction

CHAPTER 15. The 9 Gifts of The Spirit

1. Wisdom

2. Words of Knowledge

3. Faith

4. Gifts of Healing

5. Workers of Miracles

6. Prophesy

7. Discerning of Spirits

8. Tongues

9. Interpretation of Tongues

10. The Gift of Giving…

 

CHAPTER 16. The Body of Christ Ministries

1. Apostles

2. Prophets

3. Teachers

4. Miracle Workers

5. Healers

6. Helpers

7. Administration

8. Intersession

 

CHAPTER 17. The Ascension Ministries

Apostles…

Prophets…

Evangelists …

Pastors…

Teachers…

The Ascension Purpose

SUMMARY…(a printable page reminder)

Bonus… a prophetic dream I had…

 

 

Gen 1:3-4: “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Light in the darkness

And God saw the light, that it was GOOD: 

and God divided the light from the darkness.”

 

 

 

Introduction to Living the Good Life…

If there is one thing all of humanity has in common it’s a desire to live the Good life…

No one wants to live a life of chaos and misery. 

The problem is we don’t know exactly what that good life is and so we don’t know how to attain it. 

It’s not as complicated as you would think because there are only 3 simple principles that you’re already operating in that brings everyone their happiness peace and joy, every day… you just don’t know what they are even though you are already doing them…

When you can recognise them you can monitor them and make the necessary changes to get your life on track…

You may consider yourself the exception to attaining the Good life but please read on…
I can assure you, that you are not the exception.

The Good Life is available to all who take the time to find it and find it you will in the pages of this book. 

For thousands of years, mankind has been searching for the good life with only a few finding it. 

What I’m about to show you is my journey to find my purpose in life…

I figured if there wasn’t a good reason to get out of bed each day then what was the point of life? 

What I have learned is astonishing and I am now happy to share it with you in the hope that it will change your life for the better as it has changed mine…

For me just surviving wasn’t enough and there was always this thought that there must be more to life. 

I’m happy to say there is more to life and I am going to show you where to find it. 

My journey began with depression…Even though I lived in a great country called Australia and lived in a great area in that country I still found myself falling into a deep dark black hole…

I have had a strong belief in an all-powerful God but because I didn’t understand the true nature of that God I had begun to find myself feeling isolated and alone and all religion offered me was the same empty unkept promises. 

I have always strived to maintain a positive attitude throughout my life and have also actively helped those around me do the same when the need arose. 

I am a carpenter by trade so my job requires me to solve problems on a daily if not hourly basis. I have been told many times that I do this very well. Once I see something that needs fixing my brain goes to work looking for a solution…Sometimes the answer comes quickly while some problems have taken me years…

The problem I was now facing was slowly destroying me. I would wake up each morning with a feeling of dread and being overwhelmed by what I felt I could not overcome. I would try to identify where the feeling was originating from and try to talk myself through it…Sometimes the feeling would ease but most times I would just be sweeping it under the carpet of the distractions of life.The feeling of hopelessness was not getting better but slowly getting worse. 

One day I hit a feeling of absolute despair. It was the most painful feeling I had ever experienced with everything good around me disappearing and only the chaos and misery filling every part of my being. 

Fortunately, it only lasted a few seconds and then left but it left me shaken. Was this the level of depression I was heading for…?

The experience gave me an understanding of what others with severe depression go through and why they would want to take their own lives. The mental pain is unbearable. I didn’t want to go onto medication unless I had to…

I had a problem but what I needed was a solution…

We call Australia “The Lucky Country “ because there is a lot to be grateful for and yet the rise of antidepressant medication is skyrocketing. People are turning to drugs more and more to find their happiness…Higher highs but then comes lower lows…

The expectation of a good life is rapidly fading in the face of inflation, homelessness and even a lack of common decency…

Australians have always been big alcohol consumers and we have a culture of socialising over a glass of wine or a beer… 

It’s seen a quick fix for a growing problem but it is not a lasting solution. 

High levels of drug use create even greater problems so drugs of any kind are not the answer. 

Believing myself a Christian, drugs are not an option and drinking my problems away was something I preferred to leave behind in my teenage years. 

I had smoked marijuana during my teenage years and had almost lost my mind in the process so there was no way I was going back down that rabbit hole…

More and more Governments are struggling to prop up their societies that believe they are entitled to the good life of Free health, free pensions, free education, and free support but unfortunately, there is a growing cost and governments are failing on all fronts…

I’ve learnt one thing and that is when you blame everyone or expect someone else to fix all your problems you will never think of positive ways to fix your own. 

The reason there is so much sadness anxiety and anger in the world is because our versions of what is GOOD have not been met. 

The good news is that when you understand EXACTLY how the Good life works you then have the ability to make educated future decisions based on the reality of what is, rather than the fantasy of what we wish…

When I understood that I was constantly grieving for what I didn’t have I began to make positive changes to my life and this in turn is positively affecting the lives that are around me…

At first, the changes were small… going from what I thought to being real to understanding, accepting and then appreciating what was actually real…I then began to put in place the things I was previously expecting others to do for me. 

I realised how those around me were still oblivious to how life actually worked and were still caught up in where I had been… they were still caught up in the chaos. 

I looked to the bible for my guidance, but if the bible was going to provide me with the answers that I so desperately needed then I would have to simplify its message. 

The first breakthrough came when I realised that everything in the bible was a form of relationship…and in fact, everything in our lives is a form of relationship… From the food we eat to the clothes we wear…

I thought that I had found my answer until I went deeper when God asked me the next question…

But… What kind of relationship…?

I figured that the Love relationship would be the highest form of relationship and it was at this point I realised I had no clue as to what exactly Love was… I had just assumed I knew and had never thought deeply about it…

This was the beginning of a 6 year personal study into Love. 

I began with myself as the test subject and then checked with those around me to see if what I found was just unique to me or was there general rules that applied to everyone…

What I discovered was that there are 3 basic laws of Love that everyone is operating in and almost no one is consciously aware of them…

At first, I thought I must be delusional so I checked and re-checked. I went back to the lives recorded in the bible over thousands of years and again my theories held out…I looked closely at the teachings of Jesus and again my theories lined up with what Jesus taught…

I also noted that the modern church is not teaching these laws… which gave me cause to check again…And again my theories checked out…

I am still checking… looking at reality TV shows… movies… biographies… anywhere there are human interactions…I have run my theories past psychiatrists who said what I was saying made sense. I haven’t come across a Philosopher yet but they’re on my list…

Each time my theories pass the test…

I have looked online and have found mixed portions of what I have discovered but nothing exactly the same…

 I began to write down each step as this helped me to get my thoughts in an order I could easily remember and then follow…It is from these notes that this book was born…

I still have the occasional poke of depression but now I know how to break its power…

I have gone from a Good Life of 2/10 to a good life of around 8/10…and improving…

The Good Life is a dynamic processing journey and that’s half the fun of it…

There is always more to learn and the potentials that are built into these revelations are limitless…I hope you have read enough to feel you want to read more…

I can assure you it will be a rewarding endeavour…

So let us begin at the beginning and discover the Hidden Treasure that is…

Gods Love

 

PART 1

DISCOVERING EXACTLY WHAT GOD’S LOVE IS…

CHAPTER 1. Introduction 

There is only one Absolute Truth and all Truth flows from it and that is God’s love…Sunset thinking deep thoughts

There are thousands of theories for a good life but no universal set of laws that applies to everyone…outside of God’s love. 

God’s love hasn’t changed in 6000 years of human history…
God’s love operates in every area of our lives… every minute of every day…

Most often God’s love operates at a subconscious level because we have not been taught to recognise its influence…

The one who builds his house on it will endure the storm…

God’s love was the cornerstone the builders rejected…

God’s love will endure for eternity without fading…in fact, it will grow stronger…   There is no greater love as the foundation for a “Good” life…

BUT…      What EXACTLY IS God’s love…?

We sing about it… mention it in sermons… await the return of it…

But…If you asked 1000 people you would get 1000 different answers…

Most would say “Jesus” and in many respects, they would be right…

Jesus taught God’s love in every sermon…preached it wherever he could… demonstrated it with his life…

Jesus also gave us three commandments…

LOVE God

LOVE your neighbour 

LOVE as I have loved you

BUT what exactly, is that love…?

Is it your version of love…?

Is it your parent’s version of love…?

Is it your pastor’s version of love…?

Is it your culture’s version of love…?

Is it all of the above…?

Or if it is God’s love…  how do you know you have got it right…?

And Why is it so important that we understand EXACTLY what God’s love is…?  

Answer… Because you are going to be judged according to God’s Love.

There is only one true universal love and that’s God’s love… everything else is the mess we have today. 

God’s love is more than a feeling, it’s a specific way of life that supports the feeling and only through understanding what exactly that way of life is, will you have the tools and the compass to navigate your life to a greater ETERNAL love. 

In Jn 14:6: Jesus said…”I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Religion has turned Jesus into an idol… and in doing so has lost the deeper message that Jesus was teaching…

The cross cancelled the debt of our sins but it is only in the life teaching of Jesus that deals with the process of repentance that leads us TO God’s love…

God’s love is the truth and the life… and Jesus is the way…

Paul taught.

Eph 2:8: “For by GRACE  (The Divine influence on the HEART and the reflection in the life) are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it (Gods love) is the gift of God:”

And if there is one thing everyone on the planet is looking for… it is love. 

No matter the culture, no matter the upbringing, no matter how much money you have… we are all searching for true love. 

You don’t know it yet but everything, and I mean everything, can be traced back to God’s love. 

Once you know exactly what God’s love is you will be in a better position to find true love and then live happily ever after. 

This is no fairy tail but it is the nuts and bolts of exactly what God’s love is and how you can live it with understanding. 

It literally is the one absolute truth that ALL truth flows from…

The first step on our journey into God’s love will be to look at where love came from…

You may be surprised to know that humans are the only species on the planet that can consider what exactly love is…  even if we never seem to do so…

Next, we will move on to how exactly love works… for everybody.

We are not as different as you may think. 

It is only then that we can look at EXACTLY what God’s love is…to do this, we will be going directly to the source and dig into a forgotten scripture that clearly explains exactly what God’s love is as taught by God himself. 

This scripture is literally the foundation scripture for the New Testament…All new doctrines the early church faced were judged according to the heart of this one scripture… Remember that the early church was in uncharted territory after the death of Jesus but it was this scripture that kept them on course…and it will for you too.

Gods creation and the wordSo let us begin at the beginning, where ALL love originally came from…

Gen 1:31: “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

 

 

CHAPTER 2.  In The Beginning…

Philosophers and scholars have long pondered the question of exactly what love is, but they have done this without first asking the simplest question of…

 Where does love come from…?

There is no other species on the planet that flows in love like humanity does. 

Human love is the same in every culture and has not changed in thousands of years and this is because love did not evolve but rather it was inherited. 

Humanity received Love when we were created in the likeness of God our Father. 

We still don’t have a full understanding of exactly what God is but we can learn a lot about God’s nature by looking at the past 4000 years of history as recorded in the Bible. 

The lenses we will be looking through will be “Gods love” because as you will discover that Gods love is at the heart and the start of everything. Gods love is the WHY behind the WHAT. Gods love is also the WHY behind you and me and shapes everything we do. 

Bible teaching for too long has focused on the WHAT we do, without due consideration given to the WHY we should do it and in so doing has missed half of the message. 

We are taught… “If you do WHAT they did you can have WHAT they had…”Unfortunately this doesn’t work when it comes to Gods love because God wants Relationships not Religion’s. 

God is love… and so are you because you are one of Gods children created in His image. 

As we progress you will be shown how love works and you will see how similar your love is, to God the Fathers love…

For now you will have to accept it on faith before getting all the facts… 

Gen 1:26-27: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…

When God created the heavens and the earth it was all done according to Gods flavour. That is, God created objects that were to Gods liking, with humanity included. But it was only of man that God said that we were to be created in Gods likeness. 

So what’s different in humanity that separates us from the rest of Gods creations…?

Evolutionists have long argued that we descended from ape ancestors and there certainly are a lot of similarities between the two species…. If anything, in evolution the apes have out done humanity when it comes to agility and raw physicality. 

But God didn’t say “let’s make apes in our likeness…”

Apes do show emotions but nowhere near the level of emotions and self reflective reasoning that humans do…No species comes even close to the level of self contemplation that is commonly found in humanity. 

And yet with all of computing power at our fingertips we still have no comprehension when it comes to love and how love effects every area of our lives…Love is generally seen as a sacred Mystery too complicated for anyone to understand. 

We make movies about it, watch soap opera’s filled with it that go for years, we sing songs about it and the worlds media uses it to sell us stuff… all the while totally oblivious to HOW exactly love is effecting our lives. 

Without Gods love we may as well be, just another animal…

Jesus gave us only three commandments and each had the word LOVE in them…Further more, one of the commandments was taken from Deuteronomy 6:4… what is not known by many is there is more to the passage.

 Jesus was just giving the headline knowing the listeners would know the rest…

Deu 6:5-9: “And you shall LOVE Jehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might….

(This is where religion stopped but the scripture went on….)

AND these Words which I am commanding you today shall be on your HEART. 

And you shall TEACH them (Gods love) to your sons, 

and shall speak of them (Gods love) as you sit in your house, 

and as you walk in the way, 

and as you are lying down, 

and as you are rising up. 

And you shall bind them (Gods love) for a sign on your hand; 

and they (Gods love) shall be for frontlets between your eyes. 

(The centre of your thoughts)

And you shall write them (Gods love) on the doorposts of your house, 

and on your gates.”

 

Do you think God was trying to tell us something…?

The world is in the mess that it is today because we have not taught Gods love as were commanded to…

God did not and does not want us to forget His love because it is the part of us that was made in his likeness. It’s the part that makes everything else work. 

Jesus taught us to pray starting with “Our Father…”

Mt 6:9: “So, then, you should pray this way: Our Father who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name.”

God IS our Father and we are his children who carry the likeness of Him. 

John wrote in the start of his gospel… “ In the Beginning was the word…”

That word was LOVE. It is the only word that actually makes sense.

Without Gods love nothing would exist…

Without love there is no reason to exist. 

We were given Gods love so we could be creators of love in our own right, caring for and adding to the glory of creation. 

We were given Gods love so we could share our love with God as a family. 

There are 7 facets of Gods love that we will go into detail later but each of us carry the same 7 facets in varying degrees…

A lot of our personalities come from these facets depending on which ones are stronger and which ones are weaker…

 For example MERCY is the first facet of Gods self declared nature and all of us have varying degrees of Mercy…

Even a mass murderer has a degree of mercy even if it is very small… They may consider it a mercy by killing their victims… but this is NOT Gods mercy…It is a twisted version of mercy based on self gratification…

Another facet of Gods love and so our love, is JUSTICE.

God declared that “the guilty will not go unpunished…”

It is important we know the fullness of Gods love because we are ALL going to be held accountable to it. 

Now that I have shown that we inherited love from our Heavenly Father let’s now put it to the test and see if our love is the same as God the Fathers Love.

 

CHAPTER 3. Let there be Love 

So in the Beginning love came from our Heavenly Father,

but what EXACTLY is Gods love…?

Simply put… God’s love is God’s “Good”   Just as your love is your “Good”

We see the first mention of Gods love in the first passages of scripture in the bible…

Gen 1:3-4: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was GOOD 

There is ongoing debate as to the exact details behind creation but one thing is certain and that is when God created light God considered the light to be “GOOD”

The word “GOOD” is the English interpretation of the Hebrew word pronounced “Tobe”

and the Strongs Hebrew dictionary meaning for “tobe” is… 

good, a good or good thing, beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, fair, to be in favour, fine, glad, graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh, loving, merry, most pleasant, pleasure, precious, prosperity, sweet, wealth, welfare, well favoured

There is no better word in the bible that describes the feeling behind the love we all experience than the word God used for “GOOD “

Gods love and our love is our “GOOD”

At this stage you might be questioning my logic thinking that your GOOD and Gods GOOD are poles apart but stay with me as there is more to explain…

LAW 1. Love is a FEELING of GOOD we inherited from God the Father 

We feel GOOD when things are going right. 

For God, His GOOD was He felt good when He created LIGHT in the DARKNESS. 

The Hebrew word for “Light” is pronounced  “Ore”

It literally means Light in the sense of illumination or luminary.  

The word Light also figuratively means Happiness 

For example Jesus said 

John 8:12: “… I am the light (happiness) of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light (happiness) of life.”

Jesus was not saying he was a source of literal light but rather he was the source of happiness. 

In contrast the Hebrew word for Darkness is pronounced  

“kho-shek”

It literally means The dark

The word Darkness also figuratively means misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness, obscurity.

John 8:12 again…

I am the light (happiness) of the world: 

he that follows me shall not walk in darkness,( misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness, obscurity. ) 

but shall have the light (happiness) of life.”

Gods feelings of happiness arises where there is “Gods Good”

It is also important to understand that there are levels of GOOD

These levels are the STRENGTH of Good we feel. 

The feel of Good goes from subconscious and barely noticed to full blown passion where we can think of nothing else and our hearts feeling like they are about to explode…

When God created light it was GOOD but after creating the rest of Creation including humanity God said it was “VERY GOOD. “

Gen 1:31: “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was VERY GOOD . And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

An example of a low level of Good might be the chair you are sitting right now… 

You first sat down because it was more GOOD than standing…

Depending on the chair, you will be constantly adjusting your position depending on how long you sit for…

This will be mostly done at a subconscious barely noticed level. 

You will move subconsciously from discomfort to comfort… darkness to light. 

The same principles apply in all levels of love… we move from what is NOT GOOD to what IS GOOD. 

We do this every minute of every day consciously but mostly unconsciously.

It’s from our heart ❤️ that we choose the clothes we ware , the food we eat, the cars we drive, the houses we live in and the people we do life with… all flowing from our version of what feels GOOD. 

Gods love and our love is our “GOOD”

The difference between our GOOD and Gods GOOD is our VALUES which is the things we see value in and their surrounding CONTEXT…

When Adam was first created there was only one version of Love and that was Gods love. 

Gods values and context. 

God gave Adam free reign over all of creation except for when it came to the tree of the knowledge of GOOD and EVIL

Gen 2:15-17: “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 

And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, 

Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:  

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: 

for in the day that thou eats thereof thou shalt surely die. ”

We know from scripture that “in the day Adam did eat of the tree” that he did not physically die. 

Rather, there was a moral death. 

Adam went from what was Gods Good… 

Gen 2:25: “The man and his wife were both naked, but they weren’t ashamed of it.”

…to Shame and condemnation. 

Gen 3:7,10: “Then their eyes were opened, and they both realised that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves. … 

He answered, “I heard you in the garden. I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.””

The context of Adam’s life had changed dramatically and with it Adams knowledge of good and evil had caused him to lose his innocence. 

Mankind has been suffering from shame and condemnation ever since and trying to compensate for it with false pride and expensive objects ever since….

We look to others to validate who we are and judge our success by their version of what is GOOD. 

The problem is that with the whole world is feeling the same way so it’s no wonder we are seldom told that we are ever good enough…

Jesus would later call this new version of love… “Mammon” which means… Personal Gain. 

Mat 6:24: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,(Gods love) and love the other; (Mammon) or else he will hold to the one, (Gods love) and despise the other (Mammon). 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Notice how Jesus said there are only two masters in this world…

Gods love (Gods Good) or Mammon (what you consider Good for you)

Jesus also said we will SERVE only ONE of these two masters…

It’s worth noting at this point that the greatest servant in creation is God the Father. 

          God serves not because He has to but because He loves to. 

God the Father is not looking for our mindless obedience but MINDFUL obedience within the guidelines of His love… a love that supports ALL of humanity. 

We are all slaves to our Good so it’s important to get your Good right. 

The underlying principles that support love are the same for Gods love and 

         Mammon the only difference is the personal Values and Context. 

The goal in life is to feel Good… 

You may be thinking that this sounds shallow but would you say the goal in life is to feel bad…?

The 3 most common FEELINGS of all Good are…

Happiness, Peace and Joy

We feel happiness

We feel joy

We feel peace

We feel good

We feel love

Love/Good is generally felt in our chest area and this is why we use the heart symbol ❤️ to represent love.

Happiness is a general feeling of well-being…

Peace is felt as comfort and serenity…

Joy comes from Accomplishment and from Discovery and is like a strong burst of happiness. 

It is the feeling of love that is at the heart of everything we do.

All decisions are ultimately made in the heart.

 

SUMMARY

Love originated with God our Father and we inherited love when we were made in His likeness. 

Gods Love is Gods “Good” just as our love is our “Good”

There are two versions of love operating in the World today and they are Gods love and Mammon

Love is a FEELING. 

Love is generally felt as…

Happiness, Peace and the Joy of discovery and accomplishment. 

We will now move onto what supports our love because…

WITHOUT SUPPORT THERE IS NO LOVE 

 

CHAPTER 4. The Mechanics Of Love…

Firstly, all love came from God the Father…Deep thinking

We inherited Gods love when we were made in Gods likeness…

LAW 1. Love is a FEELING of GOOD we inherited from God the Father 

We FEEL Good when things are going Good…

 

There are ONLY two versions of love operating in the world today…

Gods love and Mammon (personal gain)

And this is where it gets interesting because both Gods love and Mammon share the same underlying principles so it can be hard to tell the two apart…

All love is felt as three main FEELINGS…

  1. Happiness 
  2. Peace 
  3. And Joy…

Rom 14:17: “For the kingdom of God is… righteousness (right living leading to happiness) and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”….   (The Divine Breath of GOD’s TRUTH)

I have heard preached in church to NOT live by your emotions… this works fine in robots but not in humans. 

You were designed by God to live by your emotions you just haven’t learnt yet how they work…  so your emotions are most often flowing from the manipulated side…

Given a choice would you pick a life of happiness peace and joy or…

 sadness anxiety and anger…?

And yes you do get to choose… more on that later…

 

The goal of humanity is happiness peace and joy in the guidance of the Divine Breath of Gods Spirit of Truth… (Holy Ghost)… simple.

 

God the Father doesn’t want you being the Mr Misery in the room…

 

LAW 2… Without Support there is no Love

Without support there is NO love because you simply cannot feel Good about something that does not exist…

There are  3 principal SUPPORTS and they are the same for everyone in every culture going back 6000 years and more… because as mentioned previously, ALL love originated with God our Father. 

The 3 Supports are…

  1. People…. that are  valued 
  2. Objects… that are  valued 
  3. And Events… that are  valued 

This is the absolute 2nd law of love and it is the same for everyone because all love originality came from God. 

We all have different tastes when it comes to what we value BUT all tastes have either people, objects or events as their base… 

 

1. PEOPLE

With People as our SUPPORT they are usually our immediate Family…

They will often share many of the same values because the DNA will carry a lot of similarities. 

They will also have a similar experience base on a history of values to look back on as most family’s would have been raised in the same culture with the same language…food, clothing ect 

Our family will like the same things we like and so we will feel comfortable around them…or not…

We are NOT carbon copy’s of our parents so we will form our own opinions on what People, Objects and Events WE personally value based, on our own personal experiences….

The people that SUPPORT us don’t have to be our immediate family…

You can have a family of close friends…

There are sport’s families 

Religious families 

Work families 

Even the local pub can be a family…

Even a pet can be your family…

What holds families together is the shared values… the things that each member of the family considers valuable. 

Each interaction is a reinforcement of shared values that builds on the “Good” of the relationship. 

Negative interaction breaks down the shared values…

Where there is no Support there is separation…

Jesus said of his family…

Mat 12:50: “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father (Gods love) which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

In most at cases the closest relationship you will have is with your spouse…

The first value you look for in a potential spouse is you want them to look GOOD so as to elevate your social standing, making you look good…

You look for values in them that you admire… there are the values you share and there are the values you don’t have but still admire…they often say opposites attract but over time these opposite values can compound and lead to a compounding annoyance that leads to separation…

What begins as a cute difference can become  “The elephant in the room”

Being too similar can also repel because people don’t like seeing themselves in the mirror all the time…

The best set of 7 values to look for in people can be found in Gods love… and we will be covering this more in the next chapter. 

Our strongest values apply to each of the five main areas of life… 

Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Social and Financial. 

If you don’t know what your value’s are in these areas then you are literally flying blind… sound familiar…?

 

2. OBJECTS

The next SUPPORT is Objects that we value… 

For example… they are the clothes you are wearing right now…

What made you choose them…?

Was it to impress others values…?

Was it to do with the weather…?

Was it the cost…?

Was it the the culture you were raised in…?

Whatever it was the main reason you are wearing them is because they made you feel comfortable… (even if they are sometimes uncomfortable…)

they are your “GOOD.”

What is a Good object for one is not necessarily Good for another…

Cliff Climbing equipment is of no interest to someone who is afraid of heights…

The objects must be something that you value if they are to bring you happiness peace and joy…

Another object of value could be jewellery… 

Or the car you drive…or van or 4×4

The house or apartment you live in…

The appliances in your house…

The objects that are a part of your hobbies…

You will very rarely spend money on something you don’t value. 

Some of the best valued objects are free…

Like Gods creation of nature… mountains, rivers and the oceans to name a few of many…

The objects you value and support your happiness peace and joy are the objects that make you feel good. 

NOTE : People should never be considered Objects because we believe that Objects don’t have any FEELINGS that we need worry about…

The truth is that ALL PEOPLE are Gods children and ALL a part of Gods family…until the day of Judgment.

Remember the second of Jesus commandments…

Mat 22:39: “…Thou shalt love thy neighbour ( be just as concerned for their happiness peace and joy) 

as thyself.” (just as you are of your own happiness peace and joy)

Most often the greatest levels of Joy come from discovering 

loving accomplishments in relationships AND in the creation of new objects. 

We were literally created to be creative beings in our own right within the guidelines of Gods love… “and God saw that it was good”

 

3. EVENTS

The last SUPPORT we value is Events or Actions 

They can be exercising…or not

It could be going to a concert or opera…

It could be the actions of others you value… 

Or doing something with others that you all value…

As long as the event has some personal value to you then 

it will produce either happiness peace or joy…

Events are often linked to other people around us…

Love is multiplied when it is shared. 

Events have their roots deep in what we value…

Events are often a coming together of People and Objects and they make up the fabric of our lives. 

Good events require Planing and Foresight though sometimes they can just happen out of the blue…

Most people are waiting for someone to deliver their GOOD event to their door without them having to work for it…

It’s a lot easier to do nothing… but who wants to get nothing…

Television has jumped to the rescue by creating “Special Events” not to be missed…. all the while programming you to buy their sponsors products…

We lurch from one event to the next constantly looking for our next “fix” with little appreciation for what we just consumed…

Each event has to be bigger than the last or we loose the “WOW” factor. 

It has to be bigger… better… faster…

My personal philosophy is… “life is a good feed of fish and chips at the beach with friends… anything better than that is a bonus”.

Humanity has been programmed by the worlds media to have extremely high expectations that are unsustainable and unrealistic. 

Our unsatisfied desire for the next shiny thing or event has lead to more grief than love.

Better to live in the appreciation of Gods creation…which if you didn’t know, includes you…

In the next chapter we will be looking at what God considers a “Special Event” and no it doesn’t come with a complementary set of steak knives. 

Brain scans have found that the greatest happiness does not come from 

Self Gratification but rather helping others and discovering a new Good. 

There is one last consideration that ties all the values together and that is…     

                   

LAW 3. CONTEXT
All People, Objects and Events we value must be in the right context for us to feel Happiness Peace and Joy…

 

Context is simply… The valued Time and Place

For an example…   Having a dinner party with close friends and family….

People… valued friends

Objects… valued food

Event… Coming together 

Context… valued time and place

Over the past 6000 of history the foundation principles of love have never changed and are still operating every day in everyone’s lives…

Our Love is our Good…

Happiness Peace and Joy…

Supported by People, Objects and Events…we value…

In the right Context…

The only change has been in the individual values and the surrounding context. 

Science’s context has tried to convince us that there is NO more to life than we are born then we die with a lot of running around surviving in between…

That we are just a part of an evolution process that started in some pond scum that got smart and through a massive amount of luck resulted in the world we have today…

An alternative context is Gods version of how and why we came into existence…

Over my lifetime I have heard many theories but I have found only one absolute truth that all truth flows from and that is Gods love…

This is the context I have chosen, based on ALL I have observed around me… 

These  laws of love are an absolute truth that can be depended on…

 

Next we are going to look closely at exactly what God values. 

If our lives are going to be held accountable to His values then it makes sense to know exactly what they are…

Fortunately God chose to write them down for us to find, understand and follow…

But before  we move onto What exactly is Gods love…

 

You might be thinking…

If Love is so simple then how come I don’t feel happiness peace and joy…?

The answer is that chances are you are actually flowing in GRIEF

rather than LOVE

 

Simply put….  Grief is an un-met expectation of love. 

The greater the expectation the greater the feeling of loss…

There are three FEELINGS that identify you are in Grief and they are… 

  1. Sadness
  2. Anxiety   
  3. Anger     

When you feel any of these feelings it means you are in “Grief.”… not GOOD

An un-met expectation of love is often described as a “disappointment”… It means you had an appointment with happiness peace and joy that didn’t happen…

We often associate Grief with when we lose a loved one. 

We feel sadness because we expected to have the loved one around forever…  that there would always be time…

When someone we love dies we skip from fantasy to reality and back again. 

We use words like “I wish…” or    “It should…”

Grief can also drop into Anger when things are not going GOOD and our expectation of love is not being met. 

Mostly, we live in a constant state of anxiety… expecting the worst. 

We are constantly imagining life in a world without a supportive and 

loving Heavenly Father…

Just as we have levels of GOOD we also have levels of Expectation based on what we believe from past experiences to be true. 

Many of our expectations are just fantasy and we expect those around us to share those same fantasies…

The most common false expectation is that others think the same as we do.
Nothing could be further from the truth.

For starters men and women think on completely different levels…

Men think in compartments and their happiness is based on what compartment is open at the time…

Women don’t have the separate compartments men do in their thinking and everything is open and on the table in front of them.  Their happiness comes from the overall condition of ALL that is before them…

This is not a put down on either way of thinking but an observation of how different we are…

If you don’t take the time to understand your emotions and take control of them you will be the one being controlled by them…like the dog wagged being by the tail…

You have to learn from your past… and the past of others… What works and what doesn’t. The only difference between a child and an adult is years of experience but only if the adult has learnt the lessons from that past experience…

Fortunately there is a simple solution to counteract grief…

Once you recognise you are in grief you can determine how long you choose to stay in Grief… but you do have to do the steps…

STEP 1… You must RECOGNISE that you are FEELING Grief  (sadness, anxiety or anger)    because you have a FALSE, UN-MET, EXPECTATION of a GOOD.
Identify what it is…?      For example … “I just wish that….?”

STEP 2… RESET your expectation…  Ask…     What is a realistic expectation based on what I now know to be TRUE….?      

At this point your feeling’s of sadness, anxiety and anger will usually evaporate… because you are moving from an un-met expectation of love to a realistic expectation of Love.

STEP 3… Now set some new goals based on Realistic Expectations and not FANTASY…

One of the biggest false expectations is… Life is supposed to be easy… It’s not. It takes planning and work to put the people, objects and events that you value into your future…

This is why Gods love is so important…

There is no greater Context than Gods love because ultimately it will be your knowledge and application of Gods love that will determine where you spend Eternity…

Be aware of how your emotions work at different times of the day… they are seldom the same in the morning as they are in the evening because the context of the day will have effected them. 

Remember the goal in life is to flow in the good/love…

 

***The key to The Good Life is in the JOY***

 

Of all the love emotions the most important is the Joy

As humans we are addicted to Joy and crave it like a drug…

When we can’t find joy we often use drugs as a substitute…

Legal  Drugs like caffeine and nicotine and high concentrations of sugar and fats like chocolate and donuts…

Alcohol is the king of these legal drugs and we constantly use it as a quick fix to bring us our Joy….

Illegal drugs take the feeling of Joy to an even higher level but they also bring with them a deeper level of darkness. 

The reason drugs don’t work long term is because there is no achievement, only expense…

It is because the world doesn’t understand how Gods love (Gods Joy) works that has made all life such a struggle…

Gen 3:17: “Then God said to the man, “You listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree, although I commanded you, ‘You must never eat its fruit.’ (Good and Evil)

The ground is now cursed because of you.

Only through HARD WORK  you will eat food that comes from it every day of your life.”

Happiness Peace and Joy are the foundations of a Good life and it is from the Joy that all life flows. 

Happiness and Peace are an accumulation of Past Joy Events and the anticipation of Future Joy Events. 

Joy is like a burst of happiness…and it is felt in the context of Discovery and Accomplishment. 

Joy often manifest as laughter… an exploding smile…

The foundation of comedy is the joy felt when you discover the double meaning in the punch line. 

The language of happiness peace and joy is the same In every culture…

We ALL smile the same and laugh the same… in the joy of discovery and accomplishment. 

The problem is, to often we are living in the anticipation of future Joy rather than the appreciation of the Joy of past and present accomplishments…

We are constantly Looking forward to the next Joy Event… we are like the donkey 🫏  always chasing the carrot 🥕 on a pole being dangled just out of our reach…

We should be living in the Joy of our creations and the creations of others around us including Gods creations…

The devil has only ONE weapon…through DISTRACTION… to Rob steal and destroy the revelation understanding of Gods love, the true Happiness, Peace and Joy of Gods love.

Putting this in the CONTEXT of Time

We live in the Present… basing our “GOOD” on past Events…. 

Looking to the Future for the next Joy Event. 

It’s in the Joy of discovery and accomplishment we find 

the true energy to do life…

Joy Junkies who thrive on accomplishments are often called… workaholics or adrenalen junkies…

The rush of Joy HAS to be balanced with times of peace and contemplation…

When you live in the Appreciation… you constantly draw on the Joy of Past Accomplishment remembering it into your Present. 

The accomplishments of building Good Relationships with People.

The accomplishments of creating Good Objects.

The accomplishments of organising Good Events.

As you draw on past discoveries and accomplishments you build the level of Happiness and Peace in your everyday life. 

Life goes from just a day to day grind to…a Good Life…then to a Very Good life…

Life is no longer just about survival for yourself but is lived in the appreciation of your achievements and the discovery of the achievements of others… this includes Gods achievements. 

The Future is now a realm of eternal unlimited potential ready to be explored in the knowledge of accomplishing even greater Joy Events…

This life is NOT all there is….and you can sense it….  The Best is yet to come…

Humanity was created in the likeness of God to be creative beings like God…

When Mammon (personal gain) became humanity’s foundation rather than Family Gain the earth became the poorer…

We now have a world where all the wealth is held by the top 3% and the rest are left to struggle to survive from day to day…

Many blame God for allowing this to happen but God HAS given us the answer in His Love… humanity has the resources we just have to choose to share them…

The Israelite Priests failed in there role as the teachers of Gods love…

The Christian churches have also failed in their role as teachers of Gods love…

World education has failed in their role as teachers of Gods love…

So this brings us to the next Chapter that explains exactly…

What GOD’S Love is….  The one Absolute Truth that all Truth flows from…

SUMMARY 

1. Love came from God

2. Love is a “Good” to a “Very Good” Feeling 

3. We FEEL Love is happiness peace and joy…

4. Supported by People, Objects and Events we Value…

when they are in the right Context 

5. Grief is the opposite of love because it comes from unsupported love.

We feel grief as sadness anxiety and anger 

CHAPTER 5. Gods “Good”

In this chapter we will look at EXACTLY what GODS love is…

 Simply put…Gods love is Gods “GOOD”

God’s Good is God’s happiness peace and joy…

Gods Good is supported by…

People, Objects and Events that GOD considers valuable and when they are in the right Context of time and place. 

Gods values are the Support for Gods Good. They are what God places value in. 

1. The PEOPLE God values are His Family…

If you look to the end of the bible you can see the people God values and the ones he doesn’t…

Rev 21:6-8: “And he said unto me, It is done. 

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. 

I will give to him that is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely. 

He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son….   (These are who God values)

(These next ones are who God holds no value for)

…But the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, 

shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” 

The key words here for the people God values are… 

“He who is thirsty (for my love)…” and “He who overcomes” (Mammon) 

The “Overcoming” has to happen BEFORE getting to heaven if you want to be a part of Gods “GOOD”…Gods Family…

Gods love and Mammon love have the same underlying principles of…

People, Objects and Events…

only the personal values and context are different…

Love has not evolved over time, love has been the same for thousands of years and love is the same in every culture…Only the personal values and context have changed…

A Saint and a mass Murderer both have the same underlying principles of love… a Saint LOVES to help people and a murderer LOVES to kill people! 

Same happiness peace and joy, just different values and context that support that happiness peace and joy. 

Mammon is Personal Gain

Gods love is Family Gain

The sole reason most people go to church is to avoid going to hell… this is mammon, personal gain. 

Gods love is much more than just avoiding hell… 

King David wrote…

Ps 34:8: “Taste and see that the LORD [is] good; blessed [is] the man [who] trusts in Him.”

If you haven’t tasted Gods love you won’t live Gods love because you will not have experienced Gods GOOD and chosen to adopt it…

You have to experience Gods love before you see it is GOOD, then to be blessed further you have to flow in it…

Those “In Christ” flow from Gods anointed presence of love like Jesus and live their lives based in Gods Values… 

This is literally…the way, truth and life… a life that’s lived in Gods love. 

Gods love IS the best lifestyle that will bring you lasting happiness peace and joy. 

Jesus sacrifice on the Cross paid the penalty for Mammon BUT it doesn’t end there….  Only FLOWING in Gods love is the road of repentance…resulting in a growing in Faith towards God leading to eternity….

Remember Jesus commandments…?

Love God…and teach it…

Love your Neighbour…

Love as I loved you… 

Understanding and flowing in the love of God is the WHY that has to come before the WHAT…

The WHY is more important than the WHAT

Jesus said…

Mat 7:22-23: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”(unrighteous , wicked lawlessness )

They failed not in the WHAT they were doing but in the WHY they were doing it…

Gods love has to come BEFORE the Works… otherwise it’s probably flowing from mammon. 

Eph 2:8-9: “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  (Gods love).  Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

The Greek word for Grace used here means… “the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life” (Strongs dictionary)

Paul taught…

1Cor 13:1-2: “I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal.   I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don’t have love, I am nothing.”

Peter taught…

2Pet 3:9: “The Lord isn’t slow to do what he promised, as some people think.   Rather, he is patient for your sake. He doesn’t want to destroy ANYONE but wants ALL PEOPLE to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act.”

God values the PEOPLE who value HIS FAMILY and want to flow in HIS Family values…

2. The OBJECTS God values…are His Creation and the Creations of His children… 

We can clearly see from Creation the flavour of God…

Because no one builds what they don’t like…

Creation is a combination of solids and waveforms…

Soils and cells… light and sounds… to name a few…combinations. 

It is not a black and white reality but one of amazing blended variety designed to  to ignite the senses…

Sights, Sounds, Tastes, Textures and Aroma’s….

When we were made in Gods likeness we were made to compliment Gods creation…to be creation’s stewards and creators in our own right. 

But when mammon love entered, creation became for mankind an object to be exploited rather than Gods object of beauty to be appreciated and preserved. 

Ultimately, the earth and everything on it will become only fit for the fire and a new earth will have to be be created without the taint of mammon to spoil it. 

2Pet 3:10: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”

Like any Father, God is proud of his children’s creations but only when they line up with proven eternal values. 

We were created as creative beings for Gods, and our own, Good pleasure within the guidelines of Gods Family Values. 

When God created Light He said it felt “Good”

When God created the rest of creation including humanity God said it felt …

 “Very Good”

In this plan there is unlimited potential for future stories of creativity. 

God doesn’t want mindless obedience but mindful creativity within the guidelines of His love. 

3. The EVENTS or ACTIONS God values…

The Events or Actions  values are the ones that flow out of His Love…

There is one scripture that like no other shines a spotlight on what Gods Actions Values are…

It is a scripture the disciples used to discern what the “Will of God” was in the face of new emerging doctrine as the New Testament hadn’t yet been written. 

This scripture is literally the foundation scripture for all the teaching of the New Testament and the cornerstone of the Church of Christ… 

Everything in the early emerging church was judged by it…

The scripture is… Exodus 34:6

This is where God, after giving Moses the Ten Commandments on stone then makes a declaration of His 7 foundational values…

This scripture is the CONTEXT for the Ten Commandments…

As you learn Gods 7 Values and adopt them, making them YOUR own, in the  harmony of Gods Spirit, you will literally find the True Eternal Love you have been looking for…

God’s declaration begins with…

Exo 34:6: “And the LORD passed by before Moses,  and proclaimed,  Jehovah, Jehovah El… (This means: I have always been, I will always be, the ultimate Strength.)

God the Father IS the ultimate strength that will always be. 

Exo 34:6-7: “And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and compassionate, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness and truth, 

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, 

and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

These are much more than just words… they are literally a window into Gods Heart and Will…

1.Merciful   

meaning: Choosing to show kindness rather than condemnation from a position of Authority or Right Standing. 

In a court room it’s not uncommon for a convicted criminal to ask the Judge for Mercy…to show kindness…

You will also find at times when you know that you are right and know the person arguing with you is wrong… 

Do you choose to show mercy…showing Kindness from your position of right standing…?

God the Father doesn’t just show occasional kindness but He is FULL of Mercy… Merciful. 

2. Compassion 

meaning: Having a heart felt desire to help the suffering. 

This is not mammon but a genuine heart felt act of love that goes beyond personal gain. 

It was Gods Compassion for humanity that lead Him to send Jesus…

John 3:16-17: “For God so LOVED the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, 

that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, 

but so that the world might be saved through Him.”

3. Slow to Anger 

Also translated as Long suffering and Patient. 

This Value of God is taken in the context of REPENTANCE …

It gives the offender time to Repent and also time for the offended to cool down…

There IS a limit to Gods Patients in the face of blatant rebellion against His Values.

Before we move onto the remaining 4 values it’s important to note that once you have taken ownership and begun to apply all 3 of Gods values in your day to day life…….You will find that the remaining 4 values will naturally fall into place… 

Our love is often shaped by our Context so when Gods love values are front and centre of your life…negative context will not impact you as severely…

This truly is one of the greatest consequences of flowing in the Heart of God…

4. Abundant in Loving Kindness

meaning: Full of Good on the inside and it then the Good flowing to the outside…

This is literally what it means to be… “In Christ “

Luk 17:20-21: “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom  (The Good) of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is WITHIN you.”

THIS IS IT!!!!!!       Stop everything!!!!

YOU HAVE FOUND IT….THE KEY TO A LIFE FILLED WITH LOVING  KINDNESS…

THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR…

THIS IS THE TRUE ETERNAL LOVE. 

To fully understand this you have to experience it…

It won’t come from mammon like a passing fad…

Mercy leads to Compassion…Compassion leads to Patience…  

Mercy, Compassion and Patience leads to…Abundant Lovingkindness…

Religion will bring you into bondage but Relationship in Gods love will bring you into a whole new way of living in love. This is the same love you will flow in for eternity…….

Just as there are levels of Love there are also physical levels in Heaven…

Your understanding and adoption of these values will determine where you will be placed…

There is… A Lake of Fire…

A New Earth and Heavenly Bodies…

A New Holy City…

A Throne Room where God runs his government …

God will not give His ultimate power to babies because it would destroy them. 

God the Father is looking for men and women who will step up into His Loving-kindness and serve in partnership from a heart of true love…. and He wants you to start today…

This is the WHY behind the WHAT, that really matters. 

5. Truth

meaning: Gods love is Dependable and Reliable. 

 

The only sure thing in life is Change…

We are all given free will to choose that change…

Gods love or mammon…

Which do you think will end up being the best for you…?

Our lives are NOT predetermined UNLESS … you consciously choose to flow in Gods will. 

Gods foundational values never change BECAUSE they are designed to be dependable for eternity. 

God has bound himself to these values because He knows they work. 

Imagine living in a city where everyone flowed from these same values…

What could be accomplished without the selfishness of mammon dividing and weakening humanities efforts…

Imagine where everyone is equal in stature and yet free to be a individual, bringing their talents to the Family as a gift along with all those around you…flowing in loving kindness… with an appreciation for all creation… sound like Heaven…?

You can depend on it. 

Rev 22:14: “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

6. Forgiveness 

meaning: There is no grudge debt owing when you flow in Mercy Compassion and Patience…

These are Gods values that God operates under and we can operate under them as well. 

Rom 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”…

We look at this scripture as meaning we are no longer condemned… but what if it also means… there is now no condemnation in you for others…?

Rom 8:5-6: “For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, (mammon)

but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit. (Gods values… Forgiveness)

For the outlook of the flesh is death, but the outlook of the Spirit is life and peace,” (This is the unbound lifestyle of Gods love)

As Christian’s we have been taught that it is important to forgive so we say…    

“ I forgive you”    BUT we do this without looking at the WHY behind the WHAT

The WHAT is grief we feel from unsupported love…

The WHY is a lack of understanding by the world as to what Gods love actually is…

Luk 23:34: “Then said Jesus, (from the Cross). Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.…

Fake forgiveness is like you putting a bandage on a festering sore…

If you put enough on you no longer see the sore but the bandage…BUT the problem is… the sore is still there underneath because it was not dealt with in the first place…

With Mercy Compassion and Patience in the forefront of your heart… true forgiveness in Gods love is easy. 

Jesus sacrifice on the cross transferred the righteous equity of his life onto the lives of those who want to restore Gods values into their lives…

The Cross doesn’t deal with repentance… that is still up to us to learn and apply. 

Forgiveness without repentance means nothing because the WHY behind the transgressions hasn’t been dealt with. 

Jesus said to love as he loved us and at the heart of this is Forgiveness…

7. Justice and Accountability

meaning:      Exo 34:7: “… that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity (unrighteousness wicked lawlessness) of the (unrepentant) fathers upon the (unrepentant) children, and upon the (unrepentant) children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

Everything we do and say is being written down in Heavens Books…

Rev 20:12: “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the BOOKS (including yours) were opened: 

and ANOTHER BOOK was opened, which is THE BOOK OF LIFE: 

and the dead were (personally) judged out of those things which were written in the BOOKS, (yours and others) according to their WORKS.”

The “Book of Life” is also called “The Lambs book of Life” and unless your name is in it you cannot enter the new Holy City. 

There are three basic levels in Heaven…

  1. The Holy City
  2. The New Heavens and Earth
  3. The Lake of Fire

Rev 21:27: “And there shall in no way enter into it (The Holy City) anything that defiles, or any making an abomination or a lie; but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”

We all have a story… it is the reason we were created in the first place…

Our story is being recorded for God and future generations to enjoy…for eternity. 

Jesus also has a book of his life and to get your name into his book your story has to become a part of HIS story. 

Those who are not part of Jesus story will be judged according to THEIR works to see if they qualify for the new earth or the lake of fire. 

You will also be judged out of others books as you have impacted their story…

Rev 21:27: “And there shall in no way enter into it …(The Holy City) anything that defiles, or any making an abomination or a lie…

This means that outside the city there are people whose names are not in Jesus book and yet have still qualified for the New Earth. 

The qualifier for these people will be their earthly lifestyle of love…

Each of us has a book of our lives and those who are not in Jesus book will be judged according to what is in their book AND what is written about them in others books. 

Jesus taught…

Mt 5:23-24: ““So if you are offering your gift at the altar and remember there that another believer has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go away and make peace with that person. Then come back and offer your gift.” 

“Make peace quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court with him. Otherwise, he will hand you over to the judge. Then the judge will hand you over to an officer, who will throw you into prison.”

God is not an unmerciful Judge…Only those who consciously flow in a lifestyle of evil will go to the lake of fire…

The….    Rev 21:8: ” cowardly, unfaithful, and detestable people, murderers, sexual sinners, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the fiery lake of burning sulphur. This is the second death.”

Judgment and accountability are not just for the negative but can also be for the positive in determining GOOD rewards. 

There are those throughout history who have not been taught Gods love and yet they flow in some of the values of God without realising…

The church has been slack in teaching Gods love because the enemy has hidden the message by using religious distraction. 

God will be looking at the lifestyle not the occasional slip up…

Remember Grace is… “the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life”

God understands we live in a fallen body and surrounded by a wicked world… 

Eph 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Against this backdrop we have a loving Heavenly Father who wants the best for all His children… that’s why he sent Jesus to show us the way truth and life…of HIS Love… As we walk in it we learn and grow stronger and share what we have learned to any who will listen…

SUMMARY 

1. Love came from God

2. Love is a “Good” to a “Very Good” Feeling 

3. We FEEL Love is happiness peace and joy…

4. Supported by People, Objects and Events we Value…

when they are in the right Context 

5. Grief is the opposite of love because it comes from unsupported love.

We feel grief as sadness anxiety and anger 

Gods love is Gods GOOD

The PEOPLE God values are Gods Family 

The OBJECTS God values are His creation and the creations of His Family

The EVENTS God values are the acts of love as stated in Exod 34:6

Mercy Compassion Patience Loving Kindness Truth Forgiveness Justice 

Gods values are what brings God his Good and they will for you to… 

You are already flowing in them because just as we inherited Gods love we also inherited each of the 7 Values of God our Father. 

If you go through each value and give yourself a score out of 10 you will find that some of your values are stronger than others and it is in these different levels that your, and those around you, personalities are formed. 

The last principal of Gods Love to be considered is…Gods Context

8. GODS CONTEXT 

meaning: GODS Time and Place

The WHEN to do………then WHAT we do… 

…all we need to do is follow Jesus example…

Jesus said of himself…

John 5:30: “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”

Now that you know the Will of the Father  (Exod34:6)  it’s now all about the timing…

This is the ultimate CONTEXT and should always be at the forefront of your mind…

Like Jesus you, must first HEAR… and to do this you must be actively listening…

You must do this from a heart of love and awareness of God in you…

I often hear people say…

“But God doesn’t speak to me…”

Church history have shown that there are two main mindsets that block our ability to hear from God…

  1. A heart that is carrying Un-forgiveness 
  2. A heart that has had its conscience seared so as to avoid the uncomfortable feelings that come with participating in iniquity…

To remedy this you must first start with Faith in Gods love…

Heb 11:6: “But without faith (in Gods love) it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he (his love) is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Don’t let the enemy distract you with condemnation and the lusts of the flesh… there is no greater Good than Gods Good!

Relationships are built on points of connection so it’s time to connect with Gods love… on a daily basis, not just Sunday…

We connect to everything with the heart so it’s important to focus your heart on what’s really important…

Gods love is the ultimate Context of Time and Place…

Jesus commanded us out of Deuteronomy 6:4-9

“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might….

Jesus also taught us to pray…

 Matt 6:9

Our Father who is in Heaven Hallowed be Thy Name….

meaning: Our Father who is the source and supplier of all that is Good…who lives within me… I STOP and become aware of You. 

 

Your Kingdom come…

(happiness peace and joy)

Your will be done…(Exod 34:6)

Be on earth as it is in Heaven

Give us this day our daily bread…

(the bread of life is Gods love)

And forgive us as we forgive others…

(In mercy compassion and patience)

Lead us not into Temptation…

(lead us away from mammon)

And deliver us from Evil…

(Physical sickness, Mental sickness and Spiritual sickness)

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

Gods Context is a the ultimate Context that will endure for eternity…so learn and flow in it if you want to truely Live the Very Good life…

 

 

CHAPTER 6. Flowing “In Christ”

In the previous teachings we looked at…

Gods love and Gods love vs Mammon

We looked at where love comes from and how love actually works. 

We also looked what is common in the two versions of love and what is different…

I encourage you to go through the preceding teachings first because if you don’t by now, confidently know exactly what Gods love is and where love came from, then you won’t have the WHY that supports the WHAT 

The Why is far more important in Gods eyes than the What. 

The WHY comes from the HEART, the WHAT comes from the WHY…

The apostle Paul put it this way in 

1Cor 13:1-3: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 

And if I have prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 

If I give away everything I own, and if I give over my body in order to boast, but do not have love, I receive no benefit.”

Jesus taught 

Mat 7:21-23: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Iniquity means unrighteous lawlessness wickedness…

This is an antichrist love which is the opposite of flowing in Gods love values. 

Jesus called this version of love Mammon and this version of love is a self centred love. 

So if you don’t know what exactly Gods love is…AND…Where love came from…

AND… How love works…go back over the last chapters and read them again..and again.. until you do… it is literally, life and death…

 

Now we will look at what it means to be “In Christ “ and why it’s so important to your continuing future. 

Flowing In Christ is the HOW to the WHAT and the WHY 

Gods love is a LIFESTYLE based in God values that brings lasting happiness peace and joy…and it doesn’t start when you get to heaven… it starts right now.

So why is flowing in Christ SO important to understand…?

The next major event you need to consider in the context of your life is your death or being taken up when Jesus returns for his Family…

Most people don’t want to think about death because of the uncertainty about what happens next. 

Paul describes what happens when we or someone we know dies…

1Ths 4:13-18: “Now we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, (who have died) so that you will not grieve like the rest who have no hope. (Those not In Christ)

For if we believe that Jesus (who is In Christ) 

died and then rose again, so also we believe that God will bring, with him those who have fallen asleep as Christians. 

For we tell you this by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not go ahead of those who have fallen asleep. 

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead IN CHRIST will rise first. 

Then we (those also IN CHRIST) who are alive, who are left, will be suddenly caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. 

And so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.”

There are countless videos online where people have tried to predict when the “caught up” will  happen but strangely there are very few videos teaching on who exactly will be going. 

The timing of the rapture may be uncertain but the ones that will actually be going is not. 

The scripture teaches very clearly that it will be only those In Christ

…The dead In Christ and those still living In Christ. 

So what exactly does it mean from scripture to be “In Christ”…?

It is widely assumed that if you have prayed a prayer asking Jesus to forgive your sins and come into your life as your lord and saviour then this is what being in Christ means…but this is not completely correct. 

When Jesus died for our sins the righteous equity of HIS life was transferred onto our lives and the punishment for our sins was paid for in full by Jesus. 

However the responsibility for repentance, which is turning our lives to a new direction towards faith in God, and God’s love still remains with us. 

Jesus sacrifice canceled our sin debt which is the result of what we did but it still leaves the motivation of the WHY we did the sin in the first place unresolved. 

It’s our job to identify what got us into trouble in the first place and change it in order to prepare us for eternity…

Jesus used a story about a wheat field to illustrate this point…

Mat 13:24-30: “Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man which sowed good seed in his field:  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way…

(Tares and Wheat look the same when growing but Tares doesn’t produce good fruit only wheat does. You can’t tell the difference between the two until the sheet is ready for harvest)

… But when the blade had sprung up, and brought forth (immature) fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, did not you sow good seed in your field? from where then has come the tares? He said unto them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Will you then that we go and gather them up? But he said, No; otherwise while you gather up the tares, you will root up also the wheat with them. 

Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”

Those not In Christ will not produce the true fruit that comes from being In Christ.  Ignorance will not be an excuse that will pardon laziness…

Many say… I know, that I know, that I know that I will go….but sadly they don’t know the scriptures that tells them so…

In  Mat 7:21  it wasn’t the WHAT that the workers of iniquity did that was wrong…

but rather? the WHY behind what they were doing that was wrong. 

Not knowing the correct WHY meant  they laboured in vain. 

If a child does something wrong it is far more important to find out the WHY behind the WHAT so you can help the child not make the same mistake twice. 

This is the same HEART of our Heavenly Father and is a major part of Gods 7 values as stated in Exod 34:6 

The last of Gods 7 values is Justice 

By no means will the guilty go unpunished…

If you want to be a Genius it’s simple…

Don’t make the same mistake twice. 

Learn from your experiences or better still learn from the mistakes of others. 

One sinners prayer is not going to qualify you for the Rapture because the WHY  behind the sinners prayer is usually based in mammon which is YOUR personal gain …. in most cases it’s all about YOU not going to hell. 

Churches have used this scare tactic for thousands of years because it is an easy way to get you into their churches and keep you there……..

There is so much more to Gods love than you simply wanting to avoid hell. 

Gods lifestyle of love is much more, it is literally the preparation for where you will spend eternity…

All decisions we make are based in one of two version of love…

Gods love or personal gain 

You cannot serve Gods love and still have your own self-centred version of love. 

Jesus taught  John 12:25-26: “He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.  If any man served  me, let him follow me and where I am, there shall also my servant be:   if any man serves me, that man will my Father honour.”

Service is not slavery because the greatest servant in creation is God the Father… This not because He has to but because He loves to.

It has to be the same for us.    Without Gods love it is impossible. 

There is one word that more than any other sums up the ministry of Jesus and that word is “Obedience”

Jesus said of himself 

Jn 5:19: ““I tell you the solemn truth, the Son can do nothing on his own initiative, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.”

And again 

John 5:30: “I can of my own self do nothing: 

as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is true; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.”

We are all called to serve but to serve from the right heart because this is the foundation that underpins all creation. 

Remember  the second law of love… is….

Without support there is no love…

Servanthood is the support that will underpin ALL humanity into eternity. 

Gods kingdom is not a Hierarchy of top to bottom but kingdom of support that flows from the bottom to the top. 

Much like an upside down Pyramid with the singularity of Gods love at the base supporting all…

Jesus taught 

Mk 9:35: “After he sat down, he called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, (flowing in Gods love)  he must be last of all and servant of all.”

Jesus is talking here about those who flow in Gods love…

Jesus also taught…

John 15:13: “Greater love has no man than this, that a man (supports) laying down his life for his friends.”

Mammon thinks this is foolish but the greatest lasting love happiness peace and joy is found in the service of Gods love. 

To fully understand what being In Christ means it is as simple as looking at the original Greek word for Christ and the Greek dictionary meaning for  Christ…

 The original Greek word used in Paul’s scripture is the word

“Christos”.    And it means…. Anointed 

It comes from the Greek word Chrio…Which means… anoint. 

BUT… the early church used the word Christos not Chiro because it means to be anointed but in a distinctive specific way… 

The way of “Christos” is to be anointed…like Jesus was anointed. 

To be anointed was to be covered in symbolic oil but in this case what was Jesus covered with  was the anointing presence of Gods love…Exod 34:6

Mercy,Compassion, Patience unto repentance, Loving kindness, Truth, Forgiveness, Justice …

So putting it all together 

Those “In Christ”  literally means… 

   “To be flowing in the anointed presence of Gods love

like Jesus.”

Jesus was constantly teaching and demonstrating exactly what Gods love is… so we could do the same. 

Jesus said

John 15:12-13: “This is my commandment, That you love one another, (how?)  as I have loved you. 

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Jesus knew exactly what Gods love is and flowed in it… 

Gods love is not a one of event but a foundational lifestyle based in Gods values… 

…to be adopted by humanity so as to support humanity for eternity. 

Jesus taught, preached and demonstrated, not his own love but the love of his…and our…Heavenly Father 

Jesus is the demonstration of how we are to live… flowing in Gods love as he does…

Jn 14:6-10: “Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. 

No one comes to the Father except through me. 

If you have known me, you will know my Father too. 

And from now on you do know him and have seen him.

” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.” Jesus replied, “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? 

The person who has seen me has seen the Father! 

How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am IN the Father, and the Father is IN me? 

The words that I say to you, I do not speak on my own initiative, 

but the Father residing IN me performs HIS miraculous deeds.”

Jesus is not saying he is literally God the Father but he is saying I am demonstrating who the Father is by flowing in THE FATHERS LOVE

Jesus said it again in John 13;34 “I give you a new commandment — to love one another. (How?)

Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. Everyone will know by this that you are my students— if you have (God the Fathers) love for one another.”

Jesus love was not the final limit of Gods love because there is no limit on the potential creations based in Gods love…

Jesus love is also not a tick list to get through, in order to get to heaven, because Jesus said we would do even greater works of love than he had the opportunity to do. 

 Jesus taught 

Jn 14:12: “I tell you the solemn truth, the person who believes in me will perform the miraculous deeds that I am doing, and will perform greater deeds than these, because I am going to the Father.”

God the Father won’t give his power to those who don’t understand how to use it…

You don’t give a stick of dynamite to a baby. 

We have not seen the best God has for his Family because all religions are still focused on is… personally trying to stay out of hell…

Living In Christ is a daily lifestyle based on Gods love values that brings the greatest happiness peace and joy…this is the absolute WHY behind the WHAT. 

Only those In Christ flowing in obedience to the anointed presence of Gods love like Jesus will qualify for the heavenly calling…

Being In Christ is to flow in the anointed presence of Gods love like Jesus does because this is the best and longest lasting version of sustainable love there is. 

Now we have the WHY and the HOW we can move onto the where we are currently at in our walk in Christ. 

If you still don’t know exactly what Gods love is and where love came from then you will not understand what it means to live in Christ…

Go back and reread the previous chapters…

1Cor 13:1-3: “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not Gods Love, I have become like a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. 

And though I have prophecies, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so as to move mountains, and do not have Gods Love, I am nothing. 

And though I give out all my goods to feed the poor, and though I deliver my body to be burned, and have not Gods Love, I am profited nothing.”

It is not so much as WHAT YOU DO…

But more about WHY YOU DO…

 

In the next teaching titled The  Doctrine of Christ we will look at six titles Paul mentions in Hebrews 6:1&2 

that were the teaching pillars of the early church

They are a progression from repentance to your place in eternity…sadly these teachings have been neglected by the churches…

In 40 years of attending churches and even 2 years ministry school I have to this day still not heard these doctrines taught…

Paul observed of his generation…

Heb 5:11-14: “On this topic we have much to say and it is difficult to explain, since you have become sluggish in hearing. 

For though you should in fact be teachers by this time, you need someone to teach you the beginning elements of God’s utterances. 

You have gone back to needing milk, not solid food. 

For everyone who lives on milk is inexperienced in the message of righteousness, because he is an infant. 

But solid food is for the mature, whose perceptions are trained by practice to discern both good and evil.”

If you are thinking I am not a infant in  Christ then…

can you state, without looking them up, what the 6 Doctrines of Christ are…

 or even where exactly they are in the bible…? 🤔

Jesus has paid the price for your separation from God the Father… The next steps are now up to you and they begin with YOUR Repentance……….

SUMMARY 

1. Love came from God

2. Love is a “Good” to a “Very Good” Feeling 

3. We FEEL Love is happiness peace and joy…

4. Supported by People, Objects and Events we Value…

when they are in the right Context 

5. Grief is the opposite of love because it comes from unsupported love.

We feel grief as sadness anxiety and anger 

6. Gods love is Gods GOOD

The PEOPLE God values are Gods Family 

The OBJECTS God values are His creation and the creations of His Family

The EVENTS God values are the acts of love as stated in Exod 34:6 

Mercy.. Compassion..  Patience.. Loving Kindness..

Truth.. Forgiveness.. Justice.. 

To live the GOOD life is to live “In Christ”… to be flowing in the anointed presence of Gods love like Jesus.”

 

PART 2

THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST

CHAPTER 7. Introduction 

In the previous chapters there is teaching on What exactly is Gods love…

where love came from…

and how exactly love works…

We looked at the two versions of love operating in the world today being Gods love or mammon and the similarities and differences of each version 

We also looked at what exactly it means to be In Christ and how without understanding and flowing in Christ your life is in grave danger…

In this chapter we will be looking at the 6 principles outlined in 

Hebrews 6:1&2 The Doctrine of Christ 

They are mentioned in Paul’s epistle and we’re the foundational teaching the early church was built on…

Paul only gives the headings as he knew the readers of his letter would know what he was talking about…

Sadly the church has forgotten these teachings and as a result the church has failed in its duty. 

In 40 years of attending church and bible collage I have never once heard them taught…

They are a great summary of a Christian’s journey from repentance to eternity…

They are a time line of where you are in your walk in Christ….

As a carpenter I fully understand the importance of getting the a foundation right and so for many years I have been aware of this teaching and it has kept me on a solid footing…

Learn these principles by heart as they are the cornerstones of Gods Kingdom…

HEBREWS 6;1&2

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of…

repentance from dead works, 

and of faith toward God, 

Of the doctrine of baptisms,  

and of laying on of hands, 

and of resurrection of the dead, 

and of eternal judgment.”…

CHAPTER 8. Repentance from Dead Works

Simply put… Repentance is a change of heart. 

Ultimately it is the heart that decides our direction in life

Repentance is changing your heart from flowing in your version of love… mammon to flowing in Gods version of love…

This happens when you know exactly what that Gods version of love is and WHY it benefits you to make that change

Repentance is turning away from what is bad to what is good.

The problem with Repentance is that what traditionally happens is there is more focus on the bad than the good… 

So because we tend to stay in what we focus on we don’t make the switch to the GOOD. This is where you have to know what Gods love actually is.

The bad is WHAT was and is being done but what is more important is, what is the WHY behind what motivated the bad in the first place

 This is the WHY behind the WHAT and it is the WHY that has to be first identified in order to change the WHAT. 

Prov 21:2: “All of a person’s ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.”

There are only two choices in this life that will determine your eternal future existence and they are…

Gods love or Mammon (personal gain)

Jesus taught…

Mat 6:24: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one (Gods love) and love the other (mammon) or else he will hold to the one (Gods love) and despise the other. (Mammon) 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Gods love based on what is good for God and his family of humanity 

Mammon based on what’s good for you. 

Mammon is your feeling of love happiness peace and joy coming from people objects and events you value when they are in the right context…

Gods love is Gods feeling of of love happiness peace and joy coming from…people (His family) 

objects (Creation and creative acts of His family) 

and events (God’s values for His family) 

when they are in the right context…(time and place)

Without understanding exactly what God values and understanding coming from scripture then your repentance is only based on an uneducated guess that won’t bring bring lasting change. 

This is why there is so much church hopping and backsliding.

The World has given up on finding true love and has settled for just having Fun…

They hope that in this way they might stumble on true love along the way…

Everything Jesus taught and demonstrated was to show us exactly what God Love and Gods values are …so we too can flow in Gods happiness peace and joy 

Gods values are evident throughout the Bible but one scripture is a definite stand out. 

Exodus 34:6 is where God himself declares his 7 values to Moses right after giving Moses the Ten Commandments 

This was also the benchmark scripture the early church used for testing all doctrine…

Repentance involves understanding and adopting these values as your guiding light in everything you do on a daily basis…. just as it will be In heaven. 

God spoke them because they are of supreme Importance to Him…

They are to be of supreme importance to humanity as well because they are what our lives will be judged by… and what will be the foundation for humanity moving forward. 

Learn them… memories them…

Understand them… Live them… repent to them. 

They are life eternal !

Before I tell you again what they are, stop for a few minutes and write down what your 7 life guiding values are to see whether your values line up exactly with Gods value… I’m sure you already share a few of Gods values. 

How focused are you on those values and Why are they important to you…?

Is it because they just benefit you or because they flow from Christ and benefit you AND all humanity…?

I have taught Gods 7 value’s already in previous chapters so I teach them again to bring them back into focus and to reinforce their importance in the CONTEXT of Repentance…

This is the scripture Jesus taught to the disciples to be their guiding light…

Exo 34:6-7: “And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, 

  1. merciful 
  2. and compassionate, 
  3. long-suffering, 
  4. and abundant in loving kindness 
  5. and truth, 
  6. Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, 
  7. and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

The values of Gods can be summed up as…

Merciful

Compassionate 

Patience unto Repentance 

Loving kindness 

Truth / Dependable 

Forgiveness 

Justice / Accountability 

You will find as I did that when you  memorise, understand and flow in the first 3 values the remaining 4 values will naturally fall into place…

1/ MERCY… choosing to show kindness rather than condemnation from a position of authority or right standing 

2/  COMPASSION… a heartfelt desire to help someone 

3/  PATIENCE… allowing time for the offender to repent and the offended to cool down

Bringing these 3 values into your heart-thought, heart-felt and heart-applied understanding……While knowing full well they are the same values your Heavenly Father has… leads to…life changing repentance. 

The Father hasn’t lost his love for humanity but He still flows in love because of these first 3 values…

As it is for The Father so it can be for us… our lives will no longer be dictated by circumstances but by Mercy, Compassion and Patience…

It is these values that underpin Gods Kingdom into Eternity…

Lives full of…

 4/ LOVING KINDNESS regardless of the surrounding context…

 A mind that is now stable in the…

5/ TRUTH and dependability of Gods love 

A life that takes no offence and holds no grudges but rather flows in…

6/ FORGIVENESS in the context of unconditional mercy, compassion and patience 

And finally a life lived in the understanding of…

7/ ACCOUNTABILITY, that every action has a consequence that can be good or bad. 

Jesus taught the greatest commandment was in…

 Deu 6:4-9: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 

And you shalt love the LORD thy God (according to His values )

with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. “

Jesus knew as did those who were listening to him that the scripture didn’t finish there it goes onto say…

“AND… these words, which I command you this day, shall be (kept) in your heart

AND you shalt TEACH them diligently unto your children, 

AND shalt talk of them when you sit in your house, 

AND when you walk by the way, AND when you lie down, 

AND when you rise up. 

AND you shalt bind them for a sign upon your hand, 

AND they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 

AND you shalt write them upon the posts of your house, 

AND on your gates.”

The reason humanity is in the mess it is today is because Gods values are not being taught and followed. 

The enemy will try everything to distract you from Gods values because without these values humanity is lost. 

THE ONLY WEAPON THE ENEMY HAS     

    IS DISTRACTION FROM GODS LOVE!

Even religion without relationship in Gods love is a distraction…remember who it was that had Jesus crucified. 

Mat 7:21-23: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will (what God values exod 34:6 )…of my Father which is in heaven. 

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? (our religious values)

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you (there was no relationship with me)… 

depart from me, you that work iniquity.”(unrighteousness lawless wickedness)

Mammon or Gods love…

Repentance starts when you change your heart from your personal gain to  choosing Gods love. 

Mat 9:13: “But go and learn what [this is],

 “I will have mercy and not sacrifice”For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

Simply put… Repentance is a change in the direction of heart 💕

So how to we change the direction of the heart…?

You first have to recognise the choices that motivates the heart…

The heart changes its direction when it either…

Hurts enough it has to…or

It knows enough that it wants to…

Each of us is made up of three parts. 

Body   Soul   Spirit 

Each part has a Heart that decides what is Good and what is not. 

The physical Body has a physical heart that pumps blood full of all the stuff that the body needs to survive. 

Body Repentance might be deciding to live a healthier lifestyle…after a heart attack!

The Soul has the heart of a 7 year old child.

 The soul’s heart is all about having fun without due consideration of the consequences. 

To the Soul life is black and white, right and wrong, comfortable or uncomfortable…

Repentance for the Soul would be… think more first, before you jump into something…

The Spirit also has a heart that was birthed by God’s Spirit. 

The spirit heart flows from God the Father’s 7 values. Exodus 34:6

Mercy, Compassion, Patience, Loving Kindness, Truth, Forgiveness 

Justice / Accountability 

From these 7 values, all our values flow in differing levels. 

Each level is determined by the strength ❤️ of the spirit. 

Spirit Repentance deals with recognising each current level of spirit value and bringing them into alignment with the heart of God our Father. 

Your level of Mercy… going from  2/10 to 10/10

Your level of Compassion… going from  1/10 to 10/10

Your level of Patience… going from 0/10 to 10/10….     

True Change comes only when the heart hurts enough or knows enough and it wants to change to take place. 

By separating each of the 7 values and consciously working on them we grow into the fullness of a lifestyle flowing in God’s Love. 

Mercy…  /10 🤔

Compassion…  /10🤔

Patience…  /10🤔

…….🤔

Rom 12:2-5: “Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. 

Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants — what is good, pleasing, and perfect. 

Because of the kindness that God has shown me, I ask you not to think of yourselves more highly than you should. 

Instead, your thoughts should lead you to use good judgment based on what God has given each of you as believers. 

Our bodies have many parts, but these parts don’t all do the same thing. 

In the same way, even though we are many individuals, Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.”

The Heart is where a person’s Will comes from…

The ultimate will of the heart is to live the Good Life…

Gods Love is so simple it takes the heart of a child to understand it…

Jesus said…

Mar 10:15: “Truly I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God (Gods Love) as a little child, he shall not enter into it.”

Summary Questions…

  1. Where in scripture can you find The Doctrine of Christ…?
  2. What is the simple definition of Repentance…?
  3. What is more important the WHAT or the WHY…?
  4. There are only two masters in life, what are they…?
  5. What are the two primary motivators in life…?
  6. Where in scripture does God state his Core Values…?

 

CHAPTER 9. Faith towards God

In the previous chapter we looked at Repentance from dead works

Repentance is about moving towards something better and that being the good life lived in Christ, living life in the flow of God’s love like Jesus taught and demonstrated…We now move onto Faith…

Heb 11:6: “But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him], for he who comes to God must believe that He is and [that] He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Faith is another word that has a lot of confusion surrounding it…and yet we subconsciously flow in versions of faith every day… that is until a greater reality resets that faith…

There is only one version of faith that never changes and that is faith can be found in God’s love….

Simply put…

Faith is a Confident Expectation in the Loving Kindness of God our Father…

Faith is different to Hope…

Hope is… The anticipation of a future pleasure. 

Faith is based on what we perceive to be real according to our past experiences…

We then carry these beliefs into our present and future making educated guesses. 

Faith towards God however cannot be understood until you first believe God is and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently diligently diligently seek Him. 

As you step out in this new experience of  Faith in God you will grow in your Faith towards God but you first must know what you believe in is the Will of God and is this confirmed by Exod 34:6

God’s Love has not “evolved” in 6000 years of Bible History…

It is the same as it was when God said “Let there be Light” and then God’s love recognised the Light as GOOD

God and Humanity have been flowing in the GOOD ever since… only the individual levels of the values in humanity have changed…

Paul taught

Rom 10:17: “… faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Without establishing the benchmark of God’s love first, it is very easy to get distracted, thinking you are doing God’s Good when in reality you are not!

Jesus said…

Mat 7:22-23: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”(unrighteous wicked lawlessness)

So what went wrong…?

They were operating in a faith believing that God wanted them to prophesy and cast out devils… but Jesus rejected their faith because they weren’t doing it from a relationship in God’s love but rather in a repetitive self-serving religion. 

You should NEVER pray for someone without asking God FIRST what to pray for…

Religion teaches that….” If you do what they did you can have what they had…”

This doesn’t work because religion takes the context of God’s love out of the equation. 

THE ONLY WAY TO HELP PEOPLE LONG TERM IS TO TEACH THEM GOD’S LOVE BECAUSE THAT WAS WHAT JESUS DID. 

Notice how in their defence they didn’t say… “we were loving as you loved us and flowing and teaching Gods love…”

Paul goes on to say in verse 12…

Heb 12:1-2: “Since we are surrounded by so many examples of faith, we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially sin that distracts us. 

We must run the race that lies ahead of us and never give up. 

We must focus on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. 

He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God.”

Did you catch that…? For the Joy set before Jesus, he endured the cross…

That’s Jesus faith right there…

God honours Faith because Faith honours God. 

Those who diligently seek God will ultimately find God’s love and find a life filled with loving kindness and Truth. 

There is a false teaching that says Jesus became sin for us and God the Father had to abandon him. 

The teaching comes from…

Mt 27:46: “About three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?””

Know this as fact…. 

Jesus and his followers were or never will be abandoned by God the Father. 

Jesus was actually quoting a prophetic Psalm 22 because Jesus knew the listeners would know the whole psalm. 

It was a psalm the Jews knew well because it portrays a suffering Messiah… Jesus said it because he wanted to comfort and build  FAITH in his followers. 

Ps 22:1: ” My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? I groan in prayer, but help seems far away.”

“They say, “Commit yourself to the LORD! Let the LORD rescue him! Let the LORD deliver him, for he delights in him.”

 “My strength drains away like water; all my bones are dislocated; my heart is like wax; it melts away inside me. 

The roof of my mouth is as dry as a piece of pottery; my tongue sticks to my gums. 

You set me in the dust of death. Yes, wild dogs surround me — a gang of evil men crowd around me; like a lion they pin my hands and feet. 

I can count all my bones; my enemies are gloating over me in triumph. 

They are dividing up my clothes among themselves; they are rolling dice for my garments. 

But you, O LORD, do not remain far away! You are my source of strength! Hurry and help me! 

Deliver me from the sword! Save my life from the claws of the wild dogs! Rescue me from the mouth of the lion, and the horns of the wild oxen! 

You have answered me! I will declare your name to my countrymen! In the middle of the assembly I will praise you!”

Jesus was building faith in his loved ones who thought it was all over…just like Jesus wants to build faith in us…

On the cross Jesus declared his faith in God the Father… not just when he was having a good day. 

Jesus didn’t become sin for us but he did take the punishment for sin because he had FAITH in us and the love of his Heavenly Father. 

So what are you placing your faith in…?   The government, your church, money… or the one absolute truth that all truth flows from that is, God’s love. 

So far your life has been all about you.

Your faith has come from your experiences shaping your expectations…

Your faith is what you have learned to depend on…

This has probably resulted in your faith being that you no longer depend on anyone or anything…

One of the 7 Love values of God stated in Exod 34;6  is “Truth” 

This truth is interpreted as… Dependable and Reliable 

God’s love IS the one absolute truth that all truth flows from and the only way to experience this truth is to live it with understanding. 

Ps 34:8: “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed (enviable) is the man that trusts (has Faith, a confident expectation in God’s Love)  in him.”

So in Summary…

  1. What is the simple definition of “Faith towards God”…?
  2. Without Faith can you still please God…?
  3. Why does God honour Faith…?
  4. Why did Jesus endure the Cross…?
  5. Did Jesus become sin for me…?
  6. What is the first thing you should do before praying for someone…?

First we looked at Repentance from dead works…

Then we have looked at FAITH towards God…

Now we are going to look at putting Repentance and Faith into action by looking at BAPTISMS…

This to me is the most underrated and falsely taught step in the Christian walk… 

It’s important to flowing in God’s love even eclipse the act of finding a spouse and getting married and yet how much consideration do we put into that…

The journey continues… 

CHAPTER 10.  Baptisms 

In the previous two chapters, we looked at Repentance from dead works and Faith towards God. 

Repentance is about moving towards something better with that being a life in Christ, living in the flow of God’s love like Jesus taught and demonstrated…

Faith is a confident expectation in the loving-kindness of God’s love…

This brings us to Baptisms 

Baptism is more important than getting married!

There is a great deal of care effort and attention put into today’s modern-day wedding that is NOT being put into teaching Baptism…

In marriage, there is firstly the carefully considered courtship,  the proposal and engagement…

Then there’s the ceremony with the venues, vows and receptions to be considered…

Afterwards, there is the honeymoon where the couple bond in intimacy…

A marriage is described by the apostle Paul as…

Eph 5:31: “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.”

Baptism and marriage have the same underlying principles however the same amount of care effort and attention hasn’t gone into baptism so the true meaning of Baptism has been lost. 

Simply put…

Baptism is a full emersion public commitment, into God’s love. 

There is firstly the carefully considered courtship,  the proposal and engagement…

Then there’s the ceremony with the public demonstration of your belief. 

Afterwards, there is the honeymoon where as a new convert you bond with God’s love and His word…

Followed by “Flowing In Christ” as Jesus does… and the two become one…

There is more than one baptism but all of them have a common theme…

We associate John the Baptist’s water baptism as being the standard but Jesus crucifixion was also a baptism 

Mat 20:22: “But Jesus answered and said, You know not what you ask. 

Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptised with the baptism that I am baptised with? …

The baptism Jesus was talking about was his… full emersion, public commitment, into God’s love on the Cross.

Paul also taught about Baptism…

Acts 19:1-5: “…Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, 

Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? 

And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 

And he said unto them, Unto what then were you baptised? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 

Then said Paul, John baptised with the baptism of repentance, 

(from mammon into Gods love Exod 35:6) 

saying unto the people, that they should (also) believe in him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 

When they heard this, they were baptised in the name (Life) of the Lord Jesus.”

John the Baptist taught 

Mat 3:11: “I indeed baptise you with water unto repentance: but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:”

John’s water baptism is still valid today as it symbolises you publicly declaring your faith by the public symbolic full emersion death of your old life and resurrection into your NEW full emersion life…

The problem is if you don’t know exactly what that new life is… you soon slip back into your old ways. 

Your new life is a full immersion (Baptism) life flowing in Christ,  in the anointed presence of God’s Love like Jesus did and still does…

Jesus’s baptism is a full immersion into The Holy Spirit and Fire…

So what exactly does this mean…?

The church teaches that The Holy Spirit is a person like God the Father and Jesus… but is this teaching correct…?

Are we to be baptised into the Person of the Holy Spirit or is this interpretation incorrect…?

The original Greek text uses the word pronounced “Hageeos” for the word we know as Holy. 

The Greek word means… and AWE full thing, sacred, Divine  (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated

The English word Wholly means Completely…

The English word Holy means Completely  unto SOMETHING… 

The Greek for Spirit is pronounced “pnyoo’-mah”

And it means literally “Breath” or figuratively “The soul life”

So putting it together Holy Spirit means the Divine Breath.

Jesus added to this by teaching that this Divine Breath of God is…

 “The Spirit of Truth”

Jn 14:26: “However, the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything. 

He will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.”

This scripture gets confusing when the English word “He” is used…

The original word in the Greek is pronounced “ho, hay, to”

And it means…” this” or ”that” or “these”

Let’s look at John 14:26 again…

Jn 14:26: “However, the helper, the Holy Spirit, (The Divine Breath of God’s Truth) whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything. 

(That Spirit)  will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.”

This also ties in with God declaring in Exod 34:6 the 7 attributes of himself with one being.. TRUTH…

Also in Revelation…

Rev 1:4: “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the SEVEN SPIRITS which are before his throne;”

Jesus baptism is… The full public immersion in the Divine Breath of the Spirit of God’s Truth…

This is also what it means to be…”In Christ”

As for the meaning of “Fire”… in scripture, fire generally refers to purification…

Jesus said…

Luk 12:49-51: “I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it already be kindled?    But I have a baptism to be baptised with; and how am I focused until  it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace to earth? 

I tell you, NO but rather division: ”

Jesus was fully Immersed into the minute-by-minute flow of Gods love… similar to a newly married couple…(and the two become one)

As new Christian’s we usually start by giving up each Sunday to go to church…

We then advance to a mid-week meeting for a more intimate connection…

We then might add a prayer night…to finish off…

Full immersion is serving  God 24/7… not because we have to but because we love to….   A full immersion lifestyle flowing in God’s Love. 

God  Faith comes by hearing so unless you are aware of God’s love gently guiding your day-to-day life … your religious act of water baptism will be worthless…

Jesus said

Mat 7:22-23: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Unrighteous wicked lawlessness)

WHAT they were doing was ok but  WHY they were doing it was wrong…

Paul wrote

1 Cor 13:1-3: “I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal. 

I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don’t have love, I am nothing. I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned. But if I don’t have love, none of these things will help me.”

You will never experience the fullness of God’s baptism of love until you are 100% committed to flowing in it. 

So how often should we be Baptised…?

Answer: Every morning of every day…

And here’s how you can do it 

You can go to the river of God in your mind…

Rev 22:1-2: “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life — water as clear as crystal — pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb, flowing down the middle of the city’s main street. 

On each side of the river is the tree of life producing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month of the year. Its leaves are for the healing of the nations.”

Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed…

Make yourself comfortable… (on your bed is a good place)

Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths…

This is a time to stop and become aware of the Father. 

Now imagine yourself walking into the river of Heaven until the water comes up to your waist…

Now see yourself laying back into the water until you are fully immersed…

You don’t have to worry about breathing as this is the river of life, the river of God our Father’s love…

Allow the water to gently wash over you, cooling you, refreshing you, cleansing you of all negative thoughts and emotions…

See your body beginning to softly glow with the radiance of God’s love. 

Stay for as long as you like… stay until you feel completely clean and refreshed…

The river is God’s good…

God’s happiness peace and the joy of discovery and accomplishment…

Flowing with people objects and events God values…

Family creation acts of love…

In the river flows the love of God…

Mercy, Compassion, Patience, Lovingkindness, Truth, Forgiveness and Justice…

There is healing in the river…

There is life in the river…

There is Faith and hope in the river

There is Purpose and Destiny in the river…

Let it soak into you, into your very bones, every cell saturated, Body, Soul, and Spirit refreshed in the life-giving waters…

When you are ready you can stand again and walk to the river bank…

Trees are lining the bank that are full of ripe fruit. 

The leaves of the trees are full of veins of light with Gods word in them…

The words are the promises of God our Father to his family…

Promises like…

“I will never leave you or forsake you… and “I have plans to prosper you…”

Reach up and take a piece of fruit…

You can see Jesus’s face reflected in the segment’s 

Eat and taste the life, the flavours and textures, and appreciate the joy of discovery and accomplishment filling you with each bite. 

Peace fills you from head to toe with safety, security and rest. 

This is the Kingdom of God our Father….

The Kingdom that is GOOD

Start your day here… every day. 

Baptised in the river of our Father’s Love and from your belly will flow rivers of The Father’s life-giving Love. 

The river is always with you 

The river never leaves you 

The river never runs dry

Because you are a valued part of The Fathers River

Now as you go through your day take the river with you…

The happiness, peace and joy you feel never has to leave you…

Gods river is REAL and you are a part of it so recognise it 

and flow in it…

Summary questions…

1. What is Baptism…?

2. Can baptism be done in private…?

3. Is John’s water Baptism still valid…?

4. What is more important, Getting Married or getting Baptised…?

5. What did John say about Jesus’s Baptism…?    He will baptise you with the….?

Only now are we ready to move into the “laying on of hands”…the work of ministry….  

CHAPTER 11.  Laying on of hands

In the previous three teachings we looked at Repentance from dead works and Faith towards God and Baptism’s 

Repentance is about moving towards something better with that being a life in Christ, living in the flow of Gods love like Jesus taught and demonstrated…

Faith is a confident expectation in the loving kindness of Gods love…

Baptism is a full emersion public commitment into Gods love. 

You are literally marrying into Gods family of love. 

This brings us to Laying on of hands… 

The practice of Laying of Hands was for the purpose of personal impartation of Gods love. 

Acts 8:14-17: “When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that the Samaritans had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them.

 Peter and John went to Samaria and prayed that the Samaritans would receive the Holy Spirit. (The Divine Breath of Gods Spirt of Truth/Love)

(Before this the Holy Spirit had not come to any of the Samaritans. They had only been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 

Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and the Samaritans received the Holy Spirit.

We see again in

Acts 13:2-3: “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.”

Acts 19:1-6: “And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, 

Have you received the Holy Ghost since you believed? 

And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Spirit. 

And he said unto them, Unto what then were you baptised? 

And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 

Then said Paul, John did baptise with the baptism of repentance, (further) saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, (believe) on Christ Jesus. 

When they heard this, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. 

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.”

Timothy also warned to be discerning on who you laid hands on…

1Tim 5:22: “Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.”

The early church had one main scripture they used as their guiding light…it was Exod 34:6

So it stands to reason that the laying on of hands would also have been in the light of Exod 34:6

Mercy 

Compassion 

Patience

Lovingly kindness 

Truth 

Forgiveness 

Accountability

These values are at the heart of Gods love and we are expected to know, understand and flow in these values…

Impartation through laying on of hands would be to impart these values through a infilling of Gods Spirit of love. 

There is nothing greater than imparting the revelation of Gods love… the one absolute truth that all truth flows from. 

Another part of impartation is in the public recognising of the gifts given to each of us for the service in the Body of Christ…

Paul wrote it this way…

Rom 12:5-10: “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, 

and every one members one of another. 

Having then GIFTS differing according to the grace (Divine influence) that is GIVEN to us, 

whether PROPHESY, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith (our expectation of Gods love)

Or MINISTRY, let us wait (serve) on our ministering: 

or he that TEACHES, (serve) on teaching; 

Or he that EXHORTS, (serve) on exhortation: 

he that GIVES, let him do it with simplicity

he that LEADS, (lead) with diligence; 

he that shows MERCY, (show kindness) with cheerfulness. 

Let love be (sincere) without dissimulation (hypocrisy) 

Abhor (detest utterly) that which is evil (physical, spiritual and moral)

Cleave (glue yourself) to that which is good. (Gods Good)

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”

These are not just trait’s to gain you entry to Heaven but these are the Eternal traits of those in Heaven…who flow in Gods Love

When Adam decided to go it alone he had to learn new skills to survive without God… It became survival of the fittest and the Love of self gain became the only law…

To fully understand how Gods love works you need Gods GIFTS to achieve the fullness of Gods Good. 

These skills are gifts of natural talent that by themselves are special but when brought into community with the impartation of Gods Holy Spirit of Truth… they are significantly amplified…

As a  musician and song leader I was often praised for my worship leading…

At first this was uncomfortable as we are told to be humble and yet it felt good to be appreciated…

I was then shown by the Spirit of Gods love that the skill I had was a gift from my Heavenly Father that was not given to everyone and this gift is what people were actually praising…

I was also told that I could feel some pride as I had been faithful with this gift and my Heavenly Father was pleased with me…

We all have skills that come easy to us… There are other skills we would love to learn…

Personally I would love to draw…but somehow the pictures I have in my head don’t look like the ones I commit to paper…

I often hear that we shouldn’t try and box someone into a ministry and that all ministries should be open to learn…. 

This is true but do you want to spend the rest of this life ignoring the gift God has given you, to do something that another can do more easily…?

In Heaven there are no celebrities because everyone is equally respected and appreciated…no one is more important than another…

That’s how Gods Family works. 

Also when we get to The new Heavens and Earth there is a thousand lifetimes to learn every gift and then some…

Paul taught…

1Cor 14:1: “Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.”

So let look again at the summary of Paul’s gifts…

Prophesy

Serving in Ministry 

Teaching 

Exhortation, encouraging others

Giving… sharing, imparting

Leadership 

Mercy… helping the suffering 

Does something in this list relate to you…?

Is there something that you could lay your hands on…?

I will be covering the Gifts in greater detail in Part 3…

Remember… it’s not about just works but the Divine influence on your heart… (Gods Grace)

Mat 16:24: “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

Jesus cross was his greatest gift to humanity…what’s yours…?

Next we will look at Resurrection from the dead as we walk through the timeline of your walk in Gods love…

Summary of Laying on of Hands

  1. What was the purpose of Laying on of Hands…?
  2. Can anyone have hands laid on them…?
  3. Should you lay hands on everyone…?
  4. Laying on of Hands should be in the context of what scripture…?
  5. What happened to the disciples at Ephesus when Paul laid hands on them…?
  6. What are two of the Gifts of the Spirit you can receive when hands are laid on you…?

The Journey so far…

The Doctrine of Christ. 

Repentance from Dead works… A change in direction of the heart

Faith towards God… A confident expectation in Gods love

Baptisms… A full public immersion into Gods Love

Laying on of Hands…for the purpose of personal impartation of Gods love.  

CHAPTER 12.  Resurrection from the Dead 

There are many scriptures that speak of the resurrection…

In Jesus day there was even a major division between the two ruling priesthood’s regarding Resurrection…

Literally resurrection means 

“To stand up again” 

Figuratively resurrection means 

“A moral recovery”

It’s interesting to note that Adam was told by God that if he ate the fruit from the tree of good and evil…that he would surely die. 

Gen 2:17: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you will surely die.”

We know that it was not a literal death because Adam didn’t die physically immediately after eating the fruit…

Also Adam was driven from the garden so that he could not eat from the tree of life and live forever…

Gen 3:22,24: “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever: … So God drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to bar the way to the tree of life.”

The death Adam DID experience was a MORAL DEATH

Immediately after eating the fruit Adam felt for the first time in his life exposed in condemnation and shame. 

So much so he hid from God the Father….

Gen 3:7-10: “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 

And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 

And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 

And Adam said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

The Moral resurrection must happen first before there can be a physical resurrection…

When Adam ate the fruit, a new version of love entered humanity and Jesus called that version of love Mammon 

Mammon means “Personal gain”

Luk 16:13: “No servant can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one (Gods love) and love the other (Personal Gain) or else he will hold to the one (Gods love) and despise the other. (Personal gain) Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

Resurrection from the dead is resurrection from Mammon back to Gods love. 

We learned in previous teaching that “Without support there is no happiness peace and joy “

When condemnation entered humanity we began compensating for it…

In Adams case he sewed fig leaves together to feel less exposed. 

As time progressed we developed clothing designed not just to cover but to be an expression of our identity to the world…

But on the inside we still feel naked…

To fill the void we invented shoes… hairstyles… cosmetics… Botox…even cars…houses… and more… all to support ourselves feeling better and somehow fill the feeling of emptiness…

Desperately trying to find our love in People who are as messed up as we are…

in Objects that soon fade in our appreciation…

and in attending Events that for a short time distract us from the loss we feel within. 

Jesus taught…

Lk 9:24-25: “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake (my Love) will save it. 

For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but loses or forfeits himself?”

Jesus also taught…

Jn 3:3-5: … “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born from above, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 

Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time, can he?” 

Jesus answered, “I tell you the solemn truth, unless a person is born of water and spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of Gods love”

The “Born again” experience is the resurrection from the dead…

Jesus comforted the disciples with these words…

Jn 14:1-7: ““Don’t be troubled. Believe in God (Gods love), and believe in me (Gods love). 

My Father’s house has many rooms. If that were not true, would I have told you that I’m going to prepare a place for you? 

If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again. 

Then I will bring you into my presence so that you will be where I am. 

You know the way (Gods love)

to the place where I am going.

” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you’re going. So how can we know the way?” 

Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life (The demonstration of Gods love). No one goes to the Father except through me. 

If you have known me, you will also know my Father. From now on you know him through me and have seen him in me.””

If you haven’t yet experienced the life changing revelation of Gods love then your time is now…

This life is the preparation for the next stage of humanity’s evolution…

Resurrection comes in the application of all you have learned… 

These are just words on a page until you breath your life into them…

These are just words on a page until God your Heavenly Father can enter your heart and begin renovating…

Jesus stated…

Rev 3:20-21: “Look, I’m standing at the door and knocking.

 If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I’ll come in and we’ll eat  together.  

I will allow everyone who wins the victory to sit with me on my throne, as I have won the victory and have sat down with my Father on his throne. ”

Ps 34:8: “Taste and see that Gods Love is good. 

Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him.”

Or as my mum says… the proof is in the eating…

Eternal Judgment is coming but more than that is God our Father wants us to experience the fullness of living in His Love right now and to share that experience with others…

Leave your life of dead end thinking for a life of unlimited potential in the Family of God that flows and grows in…GODS VALUES…

If you haven’t by now you need to decide between your version of love… or 

Gods Family version of love… and then commit yourself to that path and don’t look back…

It’s your choice… Resurrection from the Dead starts within you and in Gods love it just gets better and better…

It’s not religion but relationship with The Creator… your Father in heaven. 

Here is a version of the prayer Jesus taught that will literally raise you from the dead…

Don’t just say it but own it,  saying the words from your heart…

take your time and let the words sink into your soul…

Matthew 6:9 

Our Father, the source and supply of ALL that is GOOD…

Who is closer to me than the air that I breath…

I STOP. And become aware of you. 

Your Kingdom of Happiness, Peace and Joy come…

Your will of Mercy, Compassion, Patience, Loving Kindness, 

Truth, Forgiveness and Justice, be on Earth and in my life every day

just as it is in Heaven. 

Give us each day the Divine bread of your words…

And forgive us for our iniquities, unrighteous wicked lawlessness as we

forgive those around us for their iniquities against us…

Lead us away each day from the distractions of mammon and the lusts of

the carnal flesh…

And deliver us from physical sickness, mental sickness and spiritual sickness…

For only you Father has the Kingdom, the power and the might that is Your Love and I now warmly invite you to come in to me and fill me with your Divine Breath of Truth,

The one absolute truth that all Truth flows from… YOUR LOVE

AMEN

Summary…

So far we have covered Repentance… a change in the direction of the heart towards God and His Love as demonstrated by Jesus…

We then looked at Faith… a confident expectation in Gods Love manifesting in our lives…

Then in  Baptism we made a full immersion commitment into a lifestyle flowing in Gods Love and creativity…

In Laying on of Hands we put our Faith into practical practice through impartation to bless the lives of others

Resurrection from the dead raised us up from a self-centred life in Mammon to a life full of unlimited potential flowing in Christ, the same anointed presence of Gods Love that Jesus flows in…

These Five steps of faith are what you do to find eternal life but not only that they will underpin your life as you move through Eternity…

Remember these steps and teach them to others who will listen because they represent the Way, Truth and Life that Jesus said was available to all who would just BELIEVE…

The final step in our Journey into the Doctrine of Christ is Eternal Judgments…

This is where all the good seed you have sown so far gets to take root and results in a harvest for all. You are now planted in Gods GOOD field and life is about to get AMAZING…

 

CHAPTER 13.  Eternal Judgments 

We see in Exodus 34:6 that God stated that “By no means will the guilty go unpunished “

Gods love contains accountability for everything we do including the good and the bad. 

The word judgment means… 

A decision and the resulting consequence 

We are encouraged to judge ourselves first before we judge others in order to bring ourselves into repentance and change our ways BEFORE we are judged by others…

The benchmark for the judgment… for either reward or condemnation,

is Gods love. 

This is why it is so important that you know exactly what Gods love is. 

The ultimate judgment is the separation from the fullness of Gods Love. 

If you look closely at all the teaching’s of Jesus you will see they all point towards explaining what Gods love is and what Gods love is not. 

Gods love is Gods GOOD…

Supported by…

People… Gods Family. 

Objects…Gods creation and the creations of his Family. 

Events/Actions, Exod 34:6 

We will be all held accountable to 

our understanding and implementation of…Exod 34:6

Mercy 

Compassion 

Patience unto repentance 

Loving kindness 

Truth and dependably 

Forgiveness 

Being accountable to God’s Justice 

This is not just a minimum tick list of actions to get us into heaven but a lifestyle of connecting relationships with the heart of God the Father at the centre. 

This is the absolute foundation for the continuing eternal existence of humanity….

The opposite to Gods love is a world where there is NO mercy 

No compassion, No patience, No Loving kindness, No truth, No Forgiveness, No Justice,…..  Sound familiar…

Gods judgment is coming…

Heb 9:27: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Eternal Judgment One

The first eternal judgment came when Adam chose to reject Gods love to put himself on the throne of his life and the punishment was separation from from the fullness of Gods love. 

The heart in Adam had changed. The WHY of Adams life had become Adam-centred. 

We can see that when God spoke to Adam about what had happened there was no repentance instead he tried to shift the blame for his decisions onto Eve without any feelings of mercy, compassion, repentance, loving kindness, truth or forgiveness…

Adam has yet to face the final judgment and consequence for his actions and Adam’s “Works” will decide where he will spend eternity… 

His judgment will be based on his “Works” in accordance to Exodus 34:6…

Eternal Judgment Two

The next Judgment will occur at the Rapture….

1Ths 4:16-17: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: 

and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

To be “In Christ” means “To be flowing in the anointed presence of God the Father like Jesus does.”

The consequence of this judgment is you don’t have to go through the tribulation and you shall forever be with God the Father…

A further consequence of this judgment is Father God will remove his protection from humanity and the world….

Up to the Rapture God has protected humanity however as we saw in Noah’s time there is a limit to Gods patience unto repentance. 

Slow to anger is the third value of Gods as stated in Exod 34:6

“keeping loyal love for thousands,  forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression  of fathers by dealing with children and children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.”

As humanity rejects Gods love choosing instead Mammon,  God must honour that free choice. 

There is no longer any excuse that those who will be left behind weren’t warned of the consequences…

Eternal Judgment Three

The next Judgment is on those who repent to faith in God during the tribulation…

Rev 20:4-5: “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: 

and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; 

and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.” (After the Rapture)

Eternal Judgment FOUR

The final Judgment is called The Great White Throne Judgment 

Rev 20:11-15: “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. 

This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

Judgment 4 centres around the Heavenly Books…

We all have a individual book in heaven that is recording everything we do. 

It’s purpose is not to condemn us but to be a record of our creative acts of love…

Those who miss the Rapture will be judged according to their WORKS in their lifestyle of love…as recorded in their book AND the books of others whose lives were effected. 

The Great White Throne Judgment centres around Works…

You may be thinking we are not saved by works but by Grace, according to Paul’s teaching…

Eph 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 

Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

The Greek word for Grace used here does NOT mean you get a “get out of jail  free card”

Grace actually means… “The divine influence on the heart and the reflection in the life “

All are given access to the Divine Influence…not all will accept it. 

We see from Revelation 20  that many during the tribulation will turn to Jesus teaching and repent from their self centred lives.

Their story will be written in Jesus book just as have all the stories of those who have excepted Jesus teaching and applied them into their lives…

This is literally how you get your name in “The Lambs book of Life.”

It is a common thought that the Lambs book of life is like a phone book containing thousands of names in alphabetical order…

This is partly true as there is an index at the front where you can look up the names of people you know… including hopefully your own. 

The majority of the book records the stories of Jesus life and the lives that Jesus affected…

When you do something that directly flows from out of your relationship in Jesus then that action is recorded in Jesus Book…

But before you run out and start doing works for Jesus consider this scripture…

Jesus said…

Mat 7:22-23: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Unrighteousness wicked lawlessness)

It wasn’t WHAT they did that condemned them it was WHY they did them… their works were based in Mammon (Personal Gain)

All works that don’t originate in Gods love are worthless. 

1Cor 13:2: “I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don’t have love, I am nothing.”

Jesus also taught the disciples…

John 5:30: “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father (exod34:6) which hath sent me.”

The Great White Throne Judgment centres around the books of life which records individual peoples acts of love that flow from mercy, compassion, patience, loving kindness, truth, forgiveness and justice. 

The part worth noting in Rev 20:11-15 is “the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their “WORKS.”

This is because not everyone has heard the teaching of Gods love and about flowing in Christ so they won’t be held accountable to something they didn’t know. 

The Israelites and the church haven’t done a good job in this area. 

This final judgment is only on those who weren’t In Christ during the rapture and those who didn’t come to Jesus during the tribulation…

Not all of these who are judged in the Great White Throne Judgment will go into the lake of fire because scripture tells us there are a large group of people who still qualify according to their works who live outside the walls of the New Jerusalem and are living on the New Earth

Rev 21:9-10: “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb!” 

So he took me away in the Spirit to a huge, majestic mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.”….

Rev 21:24-27: “The nations will walk by its light and the kings of the earth will bring their grandeur into it. Its gates will never be closed during the day (and there will be no night there). 

THEY  (those whose names are not written in the Lambs Book of Life)

will bring the grandeur and the wealth of the nations into it, but nothing ritually unclean will ever enter into it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Did you get that…? Only those whose names are written in the Lambs Book of Life can enter the Holy City Jerusalem…

Just as we now work and grow in a system of evolution of thought so to will this system operate on the New Earth. 

We will still need Apostles and Prophets and Teachers for those that haven’t heard the Gospel of God’s Love. 

As mentioned previously the word Judgement means… 

A decision and the resulting consequence 

Next we will look at the consequence’s that come after the Eternal Judgements.

There are 4 areas you can spend eternity in…

1/ The lake of Fire as a consequence of your Works

2/ The New heavens and earth as a consequence of your Works

3/ The New City of Jerusalem as a consequence of having your name written in the Lambs book of life

4/ The Throne room of God as a consequence of your understanding of exactly what Gods love is and your willingness to serve humanity and serve the greater will of God the Father in loving Obedience. 

1/ THE LAKE OF FIRE

Jesus taught…

Mat 25:31-33: “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:  

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats:  

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”…

Mat 25:41: “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: ”

“For I was hungry, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:  I was a stranger, and ye took me not in:  naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

The judgment and consequence here are based on the level of the understanding and implementation mercy, compassion, patience, loving kindness, truth, forgiveness or judgment. Exod 34:6

The condemned were completely self-centred with no consideration for others well-being

Jesus commanded  us to “Love your neighbour as your self”… or expanded…

Be just as concerned about your neighbours happiness peace and joy as you are about your own happiness peace and joy. 

Also worth noting the Lake of Fire was prepared for “ the devil and his angels: ” not for humanity but when we flow from a mean self-centred spirit we also qualify for the Lake of Fire. (Thank God for the blood of Jesus)

The enemy only has one weapon against us and that is DISTRACTION from Gods love… this IS literally the Antichrist agenda…

When we flow in an Antichrist agenda we are flowing in a distraction/separation from Gods love. 

God the Father taught 

Rev 21:7-8: “He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son….

But the fearful (the timid and faithless)

and the unbelieving, (actively disbelieving, that is, without Christian faith)

and abominable, (to be abhorred, to turn oneself away from the stench of, to feel disgust, detest, polluted with crimes, to make sick to the stomach eg homosexuality, paedophillia and sex with animals) Lev 18 22-23

and murderers (a murderer (always of criminal [or at least intentional] homicide)

and whoremongers (one who prostituted himself for personal gain)

and sorcerers (to administer a drug. An enchanter with drugs, a sorcerer)

and idolaters (a servant or worshiper of idols, a covetous person)

and all liars (those who contrive idolatrous worship and false miracles to deceive men and make them fall into idolatry.)

All these shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Another way of looking at it is…

There DNA will be forever removed from the human gene pool. 

These are not people who make the occasional mistake but rather people who have made these traits their lifestyle for their own personal gain. 

Would you want them living next door to you…?

Rev 20:15: “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, (The book of GOOD Works)  that person was thrown into the lake of fire.” 

2/ THE NEW HEAVENS AND EARTH

Rev 21:1-4: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 

And God shall wipe away all tears (grief) from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

The inhabitants of the new heavens and new earth will be those who through their WORKS proved themselves worthy to be preserved. 

The new heavens and earth will be similar to what we have today only without the corruption of Mammon. 

The earth God originally created was Gods was considered “Good” by God so it stands to reason this flavour hasn’t changed. 

Also amongst these people will also be those “In Christ” who have been sent by God the Father from the Throne Room to bring the outsiders into the flow of “Christ” allowing them to gain access to the new City. 

Gods kingdom is not an exclusive club but a system of serving each other in love. 

As your understanding of the revelations in Gods love evolves, so to does your desire to serve the greater good. 

Access to the city is granted only when there is first the desire to enter… along with repentance from dead works… sound familiar…? 

The new earth has “Districts “ where humanity can freely be creative within the guidelines of Gods Love.

There is The Arts… Engineering… Farming… Physics… to name a few… 

There is no sitting on clouds all day playing harps unless that is what you really want to do…

The New Earth is Eternal and so are you so there is time to peruse all manner of interests…

No pursuit is considered better then another as all areas are respected and given due consideration…

Growing a carrot is considered just as important as an amazing piece of music because even the humble carrot has a story…

3/ THE NEW CITY OF JERUSALEM

Rev 21:9-27: “Then one of the seven angels…said “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb!” 

So he took me away in the Spirit to a huge, majestic mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. 

The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 

It has a massive, high wall with twelve gates, with twelve angels at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel are written on the gates. 

There are three gates on the east side, three gates on the north side, three gates on the south side and three gates on the west side. 

The wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb…

Now the city is laid out as a square, its length and width the same. 

He measured the city with a measuring rod at fourteen hundred miles (its length and width and height are equal). 

( Imagine a mountain with a square walled base and a rough pyramid shaped top. )

He also measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits according to human measurement, which is also the angel’s. 

The city’s wall is made of jasper and the city is pure gold, like transparent glass. 

The foundations of the city’s wall are decorated with every kind of precious stone.…

 And the twelve gates are twelve pearls — each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! 

The main street of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass. 

Now I saw no temple in the city, because the Lord God — the All-Powerful — and the Lamb are its temple. 

The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, because the glory of God lights it up, and its lamp is the Lamb. 

The nations will walk by its light and the kings of the earth will bring their grandeur into it. 

Its gates will never be closed during the day (and there will be no night there). 

They will bring the grandeur and the wealth of the nations into it, but nothing ritually unclean will ever enter into it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”

Jesus taught…

John 14:2-3: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

The word “mansions “ means 

“A place to call home”

The new city looks like a mountain 1400km wide, 1400km deep, 1400km high…

It is crystalline clear and golden in colour. 

Those who have seen it in visions and dreams say it looks like a mountain covered with golden houses similar to like what you see on the side of the hills in the Greek islands…

 

The entire mountain is hollow and at its centre is where the throne room of God is…

The houses have balconies that on one end look out over the new earth and on the other end balconies that look onto the throne room. 

At the centre of the throne room is an undulating column of lights stretching from the floor to the ceiling (1400km high) and it occupies approximately 10% of the centre of the room. 

The light from the Column shines out through the city and pulsates with gentle warmth and love. 

The closer you get to the column the more intense the Love. 

4/ The Throne room of God

Rev 7:14-17: “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 

Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”

There is one word the sums up the life of Jesus and that word is….

“Obedience”

An obedience to the greater good that is the love of God The Father

We are taught from an early age that there is a Hierarchy of society…

It looks like a pyramid with the elite and privileged at the top and the majority doing all the work on the bottom. 

Gods system is the reverse. Like an upside down pyramid with the singularity of Gods Love at the base tip supporting all of Creation 

God is the greatest servant of all not because He has to but because He LOVES to. 

The Throne Room is the support room where those who understand the joy in serving go out into the new creation… sent by God to teach Gods love…

 

Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Miracle workers, Healers, Helpers , Administrators and Intercessors will all be active in the new creation flowing from a genuine humility and love. 

Eternity is not about sitting on clouds playing harps… for eternity…

The new creation is alive with possibilities…

We were created by God to be creative in our individual lives and as a corporate collective. 

As earthly parents there is a great feeling of Joy when we see our children being creative in their own right. 

As they begin to write their story of love as part of our story of love…

This concept may be foreign to some but in the new creation it is the energy that powers everything. 

There is no individual vain pride because we are all family in God the Father….

Nothing to prove just the freedom to grow and share in all creation. 

Limited time or failing health is no longer the clock we live by…

The new heavens await us for our discovery and participation…

We are only limited by our imagination. Anything is possible within the guidelines of Gods love (Exod 34:6)

It all starts right now with repentance from dead works to Faith in God, full commitment baptism to Gods love, getting involved in obedience to Christ and impartation to others…

As we do we are resurrected from dead mindsets into Eternal purpose, passion and praises…

Jn 14:6-7: “Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me. If you have known me, you will also know my Father. From now on you know him through me and have seen him in me.””

Jn 14:12-21: ““I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in me will do the things that I am doing. 

They will do even greater things because I am going to the Father. 

I will do anything you ask the Father in my name so that the Father will be given glory because of the Son. If you ask me to do something, I will do it. 

“If you love me, you will obey my commandments. I will ask the Father, and he will give you another helper who will be with you forever. That helper is the Spirit of Truth. 

The world cannot accept that one, because it doesn’t see or know him. You know him, because he lives with you and will be in you. 

“I will not leave you all alone. I will come back to you. 

In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. You will live because I live. 

On that day you will know that I am in my Father and that you are in me and that I am in you. 

Whoever knows and obeys my commandments is the person who loves me. 

Those who love me will have my Father’s love, and I, too, will love them and show myself to them.”

Wow! What a great promise from Jesus. 

2Pet 3:8-13: “Dear friends, don’t ignore this fact: One day with the Lord is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord isn’t slow to do what he promised, as some people think. Rather, he is patient for your sake. He doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act. 

The day of the Lord will come like a thief. 

On that day heaven will pass away with a roaring sound. 

Everything that makes up the universe will burn and be destroyed. 

The earth and everything that people have done on it will be exposed. 

All these things will be destroyed in this way. 

So think of the kind of holy and godly lives you must live as you look forward to the day of God and eagerly wait for it to come. 

When that day comes, heaven will be on fire and will be destroyed. 

Everything that makes up the universe will burn and melt. But we look forward to what God has promised — a new heaven and a new earth — a place where everything that has God’s approval lives.”

 

To walk In Christ like Jesus you must first Repent from dead works to…

Faith in God… then be…

Baptised, full emersion into Gods love…

Laying hands on and imparting Gods love wherever you are welcomed according to Gods leading…

Living a Resurrected life of Gods love…

Keeping your eyes on the coming Eternal judgments that await all of humanity…

This is The Doctrine of Christ. 

In the next Chapter we will be looking at “The Gift’s of the Spirit”

These are the tools given by God but only to those who are worthy to use them…

 

PART 3. 

THE BODY OF CHRIST

CHAPTER 14. Introduction

What I have written so far is the foundation for The Doctrine of Christ as stated in Hebrews 6:1-2

Without first understanding and flowing “In Christ”, the anointed presence of of Gods love… everything you do will be in vain. 

1Cor 13:2: “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not Love, I am nothing.”

The WHY is more important than the What…

Without Gods love life will continue to be a survival struggle for you…

So Why do you want to be a part of the Body of Christ and flow in the supernatural gifts…?

The simple answer to this is the Joy it will bring into your life…

Sure there will be challenges but I can assure you the Joy of Gods love will far outweigh them…

Heb 12:2: “We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. 

He saw the JOY ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him.

Then he received the highest position in heaven, the one next to the throne of God.”

With Gods Love your life will have Purpose and meaning…

As I look around me I see mammons chaos in the world. 

The hearts of many have waxed cold in the daily iniquity that surrounds us all…

Mat 24:12-13: “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will become cold. But he who endures (in Gods Love) to the end, the same shall be kept safe.”

And within this chaos I have found a path to the Good life and at least I now know the direction I must take..

Some days are easier for me than others but it is in the coming together with those that share Gods love and that also fuels the passion to flow in Gods Love and my faith is reinforced and even grows to a greater Joy of Discovery and Accomplishment…

You cannot change the past but certainly can change the future if you put your focus and trust in our Heavenly Fathers love. 

THE KEY TO THE GOOD LIFE IS IN THE JOY…

Past Joys of discovery and accomplishment underpin our love on a daily basis…

Happiness and Peace ride on our past achievements and our Future expectations…

But when it comes to flowing in GODS Love there is only so much we can do and then there is what God our Father can do… if we let Him.

As we begin to examine the supernatural gifts of the God always keep in mind GODS Love is the beginning point and also the end.

Rev 22:13: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

Personally I have not experienced a greater Joy than what I have experienced in the flow of GODS gifts. It is a dimension unexplainable through present science and yet is more real and dependable than what we are currently being taught…

Traditional religions tend to avoid the supernatural because it is random and unpredictable… and yet if ever there was a time to demonstrate Gods supernatural Love it would be now…

With church numbers falling and the reputation of mainstream church denominations in tatters now is the time for Gods signs, miracles and wonders…

But God won’t give his Power to the unworthy because as we have seen in the past it tends to lead to false pride and a falling away…

Gods supernatural is not for Personal Gain but the benefit of all humanity. 

This is why understanding GODS Love first has to come before God giving us his trust…

Up to now life has been all about you… the People, Objects and Events that you value…your GOOD

As you begin flowing in Gods love you will find yourself feeling greater levels of Happiness, Peace and Joy…

The goal in life is to live the GOOD life and as you apply the keys of Gods love everything changes…

Jesus taught us where the greatest Happiness, Peace and Joy can be found and it’s probably not where you think…

Science even backs what Jesus taught us

Experiments were conducted on the brain to determine where our feelings of Happiness come from and they found a gland in the brain called the “Hippocampus” 

Next they wanted to know what is was that stimulated the Hippocampus resulting in the felling of Happiness. Their theory was that it probably would be self gratification. 

What they found was rather than self gratification,  it was actually Helping Others and WOW Discovery that lit up the Hippocampus…

Jesus put it this way…

John 15:10-13: “If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love (Happiness, peace and joy); even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.(HPJ)

These things have I spoken unto you, that my JOY might remain in you, and that your JOY might be full. 

This is my commandment, That you love (HPJ) one another, as I have loved (HPJ) you. 

John 15:13: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

To paraphrase it…

There is NO Greater love (happiness peace and joy) that you can have than this… 

That you spend your life supporting your friends…

Wow…What a statement for Jesus to make. 

Is this true…?   Can we really depend on it…?

Look what happened to Jesus… he was crucified… 

He now sits at the right hand of the Father…

With the entire universe at his feet…

Notice Jesus didn’t say you have to lay down your life for everyone…but only for those that want to learn and share the same Gods Love values….  

These are the friends you will make and have, and what better values to share than those in Gods love… (Exod 34:6) mercy… compassion… patience…

Jesus said that if people are not interested in your support don’t get upset… simply move on to others that do…

Mar 6:10-12: “And he (Jesus) said to them, In whatever place you enter into, abide there till you depart from that place. 

And whosoever shall not receive you, or hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet (their dust) for as a whiteness against them. 

Truely  I say unto you, 

It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. 

And they (the disciples) went out, and preached that men should repent…(turn from a self centred, shallow life to a full life supporting in the family of God the Father)

It’s sad that many people struggle to see Gods love and because of their blindness they miss the rewards…

I have learnt to not worry about this… I still care… 

but I don’t worry any more…

My focus is to flow in the anointed presence of Gods love like Jesus… 

“In Christ”…    because as Jesus said…

You will find NO greater love, happiness peace and joy than this…

And I have also found this to be true… 

Jesus wasn’t saying we HAVE to literally die to demonstrate our ultimate love for another but rather we HAVE to live for others to find the ultimate love…

The life we have to lay down is the life of Mammon or self gratification.

God will give His gifts to those who will not abuse them…

The Why is more important than the What.

We have not yet seen the fullness of what God the Father has for us because we were not taught that it is available…but only to those that truely flow in Gods love like Jesus… those In Christ 

Jesus healed ALL who came to him… not 30%, not 80% but all…

Mat 4:23-24: “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 

And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.”

Jesus said…

John 14:12: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

There is no greater JOY than seeing someone healed especially when you were the one praying… 

There is more to Gods love than healing physical ailments…

God’s attention is always on the healing of the heart and this is not easily scripted…this is why we need to have our hearts prepared first…

Jesus even said that God would prefer you make it to His Glory missing an eye or a hand because these can be replaced… a corrupted heart will not make it. 

Mat 5:29-30: “And if your right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell. 

And if your right hand offends you, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell.”

Don’t settle for just trying to tick Gods list of “Things to Do to get to Heaven”

There is so much MORE for those who diligently seek the MORE…

1Cor 2:9: “But as it is written, 

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

So with this in the forefront of our mind we will look closer at the gifts recorded in scripture and discover the supernatural side of Gods Love…

Mat 9:35: “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel (GOOD news) of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.”

Introducing The Body of Christ…

You may have heard the phrase “The Body Of Christ” preached but it is seldom taught in church…

The scripture that coins this phrase is found in Paul the Apostles first letter to the Corinthian church.

In chapter 1Cor 12 Paul uses the human body as an example to explain how the church should function within itself…

His point being that no part of the human body should consider itself MORE important than the rest of the body…

1Cor 12:12: “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is (those in ) Christ.”…

1Cor 12:26-27: “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 

Now you are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

The Body of Christ is a United Family that shares and flowers  in the Values of God our Father…With Jesus as the head (originating source)

Within that Family there are a mixture of “Gifts” given by God the Father to the Body for the benefit of all…

The Gifts are not exclusive but rather inclusive…

You are not limited in which gift you flow in… God our Father never limits when it comes to the flow of His love…

There are some Gifts that come to some easier than others and it is suggested you focus your attention on these first before coveting a Gift that another has…

Your time on this earth is limited so start and perfect what comes easy before you tackle that which is not already yours…

No Gift is considered greater than another in The Body of Christ…

1Cor 12:13-19: “For by one Spirit are we all baptised into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 

For the body is not one member, but many. 

If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 

And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 

If the whole body were an eye, where would be the the hearing? 

If the whole body were hearing, where would be the smelling? 

But God has set the members, every one of them, in the body, as it has pleased him. 

If they were all one member, where then would be the body?”

This same principle will be carried into Eternity so you need to learn it now or you might not make it to Heaven…

We are ALL Gods children and we are ALL His favourites…

God Grieves that not ALL have come into His Love but that’s how freedom of choice works…

The problem is that because the churches have failed in teaching Gods Love as Jesus commanded many don’t even know they have a choice…

Everyone has a story to tell and God the Father is recording them ALL…

As we progress further into the revelation of Gods love and begin to apply and perfect the flow of Gods love there will result a larger and larger Body of Christ…

As a carpenter i know full well the importance of getting the foundation right from the start… That’s WHY I wrote this book… it was for me. 

But these are not my words but the words given to me by my Heavenly Father…

Words that He wants to share with you… (God just waved Hello)

This is the way of Love… we share…

The greater the Gift you receive the greater the response-ability you have to run with that Gift… Don’t bury it under your buttocks on a pew…

If your current church is not actively teaching The Body of Christ as a flow on from Gods love…then I suggest you find a group that does…

Life is not a game to be taken lightly…

It is my observation that if the Rapture were to occur today very few would qualify… (God just waved again)

Mat 7:21: “Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but (ONLY) he that does the will (Exod 34;6) of my Father which is in heaven.”

(Jesus waved this time)

I repeatedly say to my family… “The best is yet to come…”

This is not just referring to The New Heaven and Earth but RIGHT NOW…

Today… Tomorrow… and the next day…

I can’t script your life to guarantee  success… but God your Father can……If you let Him…

The Body of Christ is the church that not even the Gates of Hell will prevail against it…

 I suggest you read the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 12 in the light of what I have just shared and then for good measure read Chapter 13 as well…

It will take you less time than watching 1 YouTube video and will set you up for Eternity… 

CHAPTER 15. The 9 Gifts of The Spirit

There are natural talents that are part of our DNA and then there’s Gifts that are given by God…

One of my talents is I can sing and I learnt to play the Guitar…

But not everyone can sing or know what to play and hear the music of Heaven…

I know this because I have been a music director on more than one church and have song lead in many services…

I used to struggle with excepting praise, wanting to remain humble… 

That was until God my Father told me that the talent he had gifted me with was not mine but His…

And I was more than ok with that but my Father added that he was also very proud of me that I had been faithful with that gift and had used it for His Glory…and bringing those who struggle into His presence and Love…

That is how God our Father feels about all his gifts and towards the ones who step up and actually use them…

The Gifts are just as relevant today as their were in Paul’s day…

People are hurting and because of fake evolutionist teach they don’t know where to turn for REAL help… 

Jesus created a complete set of eyes from just dirt and some spit…

This would have taken evolution billions of years…

I know which makes more sense…

Paul teaches in a few places about Gods Supernatural Gifts and most of the Gifts  are covered in his fist letter to the believers in the Corinthian church…Chapter 12

 

Paul taught…

1Cor 12:1-10: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant…

…But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to EVERY man to profit EVERYONE. 

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom;

 to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 

To another faith by the same Spirit; 

to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

To another the working of miracles; 

to another prophecy; 

to another discerning of spirits; 

to another divers kinds of tongues; 

to another the interpretation of tongues:”

These gifts are available to everyone and you can flow in more than one gift when the need arises…

In traditional religions they is a belief that these gifts ended with the Apostles but if this was true why doesn’t Paul teach this to the Corinthian Church. 

He even went so far as to say… the manifestation of the Spirit is given to EVERY man to profit EVERYONE.

1Cor 14:26: “How is it then, brethren? (This is how you run a meeting)

When you come together, every one of you have a psalm, have a doctrine, have a tongue, have a revelation, have an interpretation. 

Let all things be done unto edifying.” (Gods Love)

 (Structured and building together in harmony)

In researching this chapter I have been looking at many of the great Faith Healers…

I asked my Father why wasn’t I personally have not been able to flow in the same level of miracles that these men had…

He replied… “To some I have given a greater measure of My Power and this has lead some to their demise… What I am teaching you is for EVERYONE.”

There are literally hundreds of books dedicated to Gods methods of healing and that should tell us that there is not just one way…

What I do know is that the ONE Absolute Truth that ALL Truth flows from is…

Gods Love… 

Always start with GODS love and then flow in harmony with the other Gifts of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge and Faith… and something GOOD WILL always happen…

The first gift Paul mentions is…

1. Wisdom

Wisdom can be learnt but this is Gods wisdom directly downloaded at the right time and place and in the right manner. 

Simply put …wisdom is the next step… (that leads to Joy)

Gods Wisdom is Gods next step for the situation at hand. 

Life is not predetermined… unless you choose to surrender your life over to the leading of Gods Love… like Jesus does. 

On the building site I use this gift of Gods wisdom every day…

The Spirit of Truth literally guides my next step. 

I know this because when I am not flowing in Gods wisdom I feel lost and the job doesn’t flow. 

This is not a mammon use of Gods gift but a daily practice of hearing from God. 

When I am writing (like right now) the words God wants written just flow… one into another…and I write them down…

When I later go back and re-read there is further instruction like what happened just now…

I very seldom delete what I wrote the the first time because it wasn’t me that was dictating it…

 

Questions create a great context for growth and as I write one principle it leads to another question and another answer… the next step. 

This is just as much for my benefit as it is for those reading it…

The simple explanation for writing it all down is so that I can remember it and because I love helping others… they can read it and take from it what they will…

I often say…    I care about you but I don’t worry about you because the drain on the heart is too much. 

When I am teaching in a group Wisdom operates the same…

I get a “feel” for the direction of the group… sometimes its to do revision by asking questions on what I have previously taught or…

It might be to stand up and demonstrate a principle to refocus the groups attention or…

It might be to let the discussion flow because in this way it is letting the teaching of the principles of Gods Love to flow directly from God into the minds of the group…

(God just gave me a scripture)

Mat 16:13-19: “When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I the Son of man am? 

And they said, Some say that you art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. (No one identified Jesus as the Christ)

He saith to them, But who do you say I am? 

And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed (enviable) are you, Simon 

Bar-jona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father which is in heaven.

And I say also to you, That you are Peter (The Rock), and upon this rock…

( the receiving of the direct word from God the Father) 

I will build my church; and the gates of hell… (separation from Gods love)

…shall not prevail against it. 

And I will give to you the keys (Wisdom Power) of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Wisdom can come from the natural order of things BUT you will most often find that Gods Supernatural wisdom usually comes from outside YOUR personal experiences. 

God doesn’t just fill your every waking moment with reams of never ending wisdom… (See proverbs for that)… The wisdom comes in the going… and it is seldom pre-scripted…

It is always an amazement for those that have the eyes to see and the ears to hear…

Jesus said…

John 5:30: “I can of my own self do nothing: 

as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father (Exod 34;6) which has sent me.”

This is literally how we Love like Jesus loves us…

Every human has a degree of Gods Nature within them…Mercy, Compassion, Patience, Loving Kindness, Truth, Forgiveness and Justice  (Exod 34;6) but this doesn’t mean you automatically flow in Gods strength and timing in these areas…

I have seen in churches where people can’t wait on Gods wisdom and they feel frustrated… They feel they “Have to be doing something, anything”  rather than sitting and waiting on God to speak…

Mat 7:21-23: “Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but only he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? 

(Sounds like they were doing the right thing…)

And then will I say to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.” (Unrighteous, lawless, wickedness)

They failed because they didn’t get to know God the Father first through Jesus…

Timing is everything in Gods Kingdom so if a Do Gooder keeps coming along and playing god… the plans and purposed of the Father are sidetracked…

Paul taught…

2Cor 11:12-14: “But I’ll go on doing what I’m doing. 

This will take away the opportunity of those people who want to brag because they think they’re like us.

 People who brag like this are false apostles. They are dishonest workers, since they disguise themselves as Christ’s apostles. 

And no wonder, even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

Only Gods Wisdom is THE Way, THE Truth and THE Life…

Everything else is the mess the world is in today…

***To flow in the supernatural wisdom of Gods love is to flow IN Christ.***

                                     Ask God first… then act. 

2. Words of Knowledge

Knowledge is pronounced in the original Greek as… gno’-sis

Meaning

1. knowledge signified in general intelligence, understanding.

a. the general knowledge of Christian religion

b. the deeper more perfect and enlarged knowledge of this religion, such as  belongs to the more advanced

c. esp. of things lawful and unlawful for Christians

d. moral wisdom, such as is seen in right living

Like Supernatural Wisdom the Gift of Knowledge is often outside of your past understanding…

Often described as a “Word of Knowledge” it manifests as you get a download of information that is outside of your experience but totally relates to the situation at hand…

All the writing in this book comes from Words of Knowledge that have come to me when I have asked the Spirit of Truth questions on questions on questions…

I am then careful to check what I receive based on the knowledge I already have or I go into word studies based in the original Greek to find what I don’t know…

(I predominately use the Strongs dictionary because it is NOT another’s commentary but simply a dictionary of the Hebrew and Greek language…

and a good one.)

The questions create the context for getting greater Knowledge…

Without questions there is no growth.

When someone is standing before you who desperately needs to hear a personal word from God the Father and you give them a word that you couldn’t possibly know…that totally relates to their circumstances…

…. the word of knowledge builds their faith in Gods love for them and they feel less alone. 

Words of Knowledge often deal directly with the issues of the heart which is something the occult struggles to know. 

Only God the Father knows the heart and the right timing of how to mend it. 

Words of Knowledge are often described as “Reading someone’s mail…”

People seldom reveal their “True Self” but God the Father knows…

Jesus said

John 14:15-17: “If you love me, keep my commandments. 

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another advocate , that will abide with you forever;  the Spirit of truth; who the world cannot receive, because the world sees the advocate not, neither knows him: 

but you know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.”

One of the greatest Joys you will experience is when you receive a Word of Knowledge like Peter…

If you can, write the word of Knowledge down before you forget it otherwise spend some time extra time memorising it…

I personally use the “notes” app on my phone all the time…

There is nothing so precious than a word given directly by God… so don’t disrespect it like the world is doing…

Words of Knowledge can take on many forms…

Jesus had a Word of Knowledge for a Samaritan woman at a well that resulted in her village having a Christ encounter..

John 4:13-19: “Jesus answered and said to the woman at the well, Whosoever drinks of this well water shall thirst again:  But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 

The woman said to him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither will I need to come here again to draw water.

Jesus saith unto her, Go, call your husband, and come back. 

The woman answered and said, I have no husband. 

Jesus said unto her, you have well said, I have no husband:  For you have had five husbands; and he who you now have is not your husband: in that you have said truly. 

The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.”…

John 4:28-29: “The woman then left her water pot, and went her way into the city, and said to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?”…

Only God knows the heart…

I had an experience where in my imagination I tested God…

I imagined myself in a stadium full of people…

I asked God… So you know everybody in this stadium…?

God replied… Yes

I said… so over the other side of the stadium, back row 4 seats in from the stairs..?

God said… That’s Joe Baxter, He’s married with 3 children… And……….

Ok God I said what about 10 rows down 6 seats in from the stairs…?

God said… Oh that’s Mary Peterson, she’s single but she has her eye on a guy in her church………

As I said this was an exercise in my imagination trying to get a handle on how God would think…

The next day I was in the food court of my local shopping centre, the place was full of people and as I sat there eating I began to look around at the people…

Next thing as I looked at a person in particular I could hear Gods voice speaking… “That’s so in so and they live up the road in whereabouts… and they……….

Every person I looked at I got a reading of their life from God… It was actually overwhelming…

That was 25 years ago and I have learned to screen out the Words of Knowledge unless I feel  God wants me to go deeper…

I can even get a reading on someone’s picture…especially if I can see their eyes…

I am a respecter of peoples privacy so I take the privilege of this Gift very seriously. It is God the Father showing me and He doesn’t want me prying where I shouldn’t be… I might not cope with what I see…

It has made me sensitive to the pain of others but it has also made me aware of peoples deeper truths and the love that everyone is so desperate to find…

Occasionally I step into the Gift when the situation calls for a Word of Knowledge that goes deeper than what people are portraying on the surface…

Just like Jesus did with the woman at the well…

It’s not my talent but a PRECIOUS GIFT God has trusted me with…

John 4:40-42: “So when the Samaritans (from the woman’s village)  came to Jesus, they asked  him that he would stay a while with them: 

and he stayed there two days. 

And many more believed because of them receiving their own word; 

And they said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard (words from) him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.”

3. Faith

Heb 11:6: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

People often confuse Faith with Hope…

Hope is where you pray for something hoping God will give it to you…

The definition of Hope is… “A perceived future pleasure”

Faith is knowing that whatever you ask for that God your Father will know  what’s actually best for you…

Simply put… Faith is a confident expectation in Gods Love…

We previously covered “Faith towards God” as part of “The Doctrine of Christ”  so here i want to focus on Faith in The Body of Christ…

The Faith part is our part… firstly believing that God IS…

God honours Faith because Faith Honours God…

The next part is then Gods… the Rewards to those who diligently seek him. 

Over the years I have received many words of Wisdom and Knowledge and what I have found is when they are delayed or seem to impossible to happen I reflect that they were Gods Words not my mine… this is my faith in God working in me and for the benefit of others…

I had a season where I knew God my Father was teaching me Patience…

One day in frustration I asked… “Why do I need to learn Patience…?”

(One of the few times God has answered me without another question) 

He said…“Because you are going to have to deal with people”

Hmmm, I thought…now I get it…

Faith is a CONFIDENT EXPECTATION in a world full of unrealistic expectations. 

First recognise GODS Love then diligently seek it… simple. 

Like Wisdom and Words of Knowledge Faith for others comes from God…

Heb 10:38: “Now the just (those flowing in Gods love) shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”…

Heb 11:1-2: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.”

If you try to project your will onto another without their consent then this is considered Witchcraft…

God gives everyone free choice and it is not your place to do differently…

A word of Faith comes from God the Father and will be backed up by His word…

We do have the authority to “bind and loose” principalities that shouldn’t be there but even here it should come from the word given by the Father…

Before the Cross Jesus prayed…

Luk 22:42: “saying, Father, if you be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but your will be done.”

Our faith can take us only so far…

God faith comes from a greater perspective with greater understanding and purpose behind it…

Timing is crucial and during the times when you are struggling because you don’t have the answer… then know this…

…neither does the enemy. 

But God does have the answer and He often withholds the answer to your prayers of faith… until the right time.

Faith is the foundation that all GOOD works are built on…

Rom 10:13-17: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 

How then shall they call on him who they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? 

It it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah said, Lord, who hath believed our report? 

So then FAITH comes by hearing, and hearing… by the word of God.”

4. Gifts of Healing

There is more than just one way to heal…just are there are more than one type of sickness…notice Paul wrote “GIFTS of healing”

Just like the previous 3 Gifts, Healing must come from God, by God, for the Glory of God.

Sickness is a part of this fallen world and overcoming its effects is a constant battle.. How we do it is determined on where our level of faith is at…not just for ourselves but also for others…

When Jesus taught us to pray his prayer identified 3 levels of sickness…

Mat 6:13: “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

 

The word ”Evil” used here means… Hurtful in effect or influence…

Physical Wickedness…

Moral Wickedness…

Spiritual Wickedness…

Paul taught the Ephesian Church…

Eph 6:11-18: “Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 

Therefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

Stand therefore, having your waist fastened about with the belt of truth (knowledge the scriptures)…

and having on the breastplate of righteousness (to protect your heart)…

And your feet shod with the preparation (for walking daily in) the gospel

 (good news) of peace…

Above all, taking the shield of faith, where with you shall be able to quench ALL the fiery darts of the wicked. (Counteract doubt)

And take the helmet of salvation (that protects the mind) and the sword of the Spirit (Gods word of Love),  which is the word of God: 

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication (petition, requests) for all saints;”

There is more to healing than just Physical healing…

God the Father wants to deal with the WHY behind the WHAT because this is where all sickness comes from…

As shown in previous teaching God is not concerned if you show up without a body part if that is what it took to get you into Gods Kingdom…

Mat 5:29-30: “And if your right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is profitable for you that one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body should be cast into hell. 

God is always looking at the heart because it is the heart that ultimately determines the direction of our WHAT…Your Heart and the HEARTS you will pray for…

There is a strong desire in Christians to see people healed but there is also a strong feeling of Fear of What if nothing happens…?

God is not just looking at their hearts but also yours…

To flow in Gods love is to flow in Mercy, Compassion and loving Kindness and to these you have to add Patience. It’s all about the timing…

Only God knows where peoples hearts are at and what is best for them…

There was a lame man who used to sit at the base of a wall outside the temple begging… Jesus would have passed him many times… without healing him.

It wasn’t until after the cross that Peter walking by him…

Acts 3:3-8: “Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked for alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 

And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I you: 

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 

And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 

And he, leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.”

Healing is a flow on from Wisdom, Words of Knowledge and Faith…

Timing and Context are crucial. 

I once was requested by a young man to pray for the deliverance from smoking…

We closed our eyes and I silently asked the Father what to pray for…

To my amazement I got a definitive word that was… “Tell him he is not going to get his miracle.”

Wow, what do I do with that word…? 

I began to pray with words of general encouragement as I didn’t know what else to do… 

As I prayed I began to see in my imagination a body of water in the dark but with a large spotlight shining on it and the water was as still as a mill pond but there was what looked like a deep swell running gently running through it…

I closed off in prayer by describing what I had seen hoping it would mean something encouraging to him… And it did. The pastor had prophesied “there was a swell coming into his life” only just the previous Sunday…

So feeling encouraged I told him there was something else the Lord had said to me and the young man excitedly asked me what it was…

When I told him he was shocked. “What does that mean ?” He asked me…

“I don’t know” I replied but maybe we should talk about it…

I found out he had mental health issues and was on prescribed medication. 

He said the smoking helped calm him…

I realised through that experience that God his Father had other issues that needed looking at first and that the young mans smoking was the least of his problems…

You literally cannot script Gods Love and I’m glad that you don’t have too…

There are books written that have template style prayer that deal specifically with methods of prayer and I have no problem with them. “Seeds Of Joy” is a good one…

The main key is to be Flowing in Christ… Flowing in the Anointed presence of Gods Love like Jesus does otherwise you might find Jesus saying to you…

Mat 7:23: “….. I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

There has not been in human history anyone that healed like Jesus…

Jesus represented in human form exactly what Gods Love looks like…

Mat 12:15: “… and great multitudes followed him, and Jesus healed them ALL;”

God the Father doesn’t just want to heal your ailment and the ailments of others but His desire is to make you whole…

Another testimony of Jesus…

Luk 17:12-19: “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 

And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 

And when he saw them, he said to them, Go show yourselves to the priests. 

And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and he fell down on his face at Jesus feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? They are not found returning to give glory to God, save this stranger. 

And he said unto him, Arise, go your way: YOUR faith (In God’s Love) has made you WHOLE.”

Almost every testimony of Jesus and the Disciple’s healing is different and this is because every Person being healed was different…

The modern world is in the mess it is today because we treat people as Objects to be exploited for our own gain…

This is because Objects don’t have feelings that we have to care about so it doesn’t matter how we treat them… 

People on the other hand do have feelings and if you want to know how they feel then put yourself in their shoes…

To do this you first have to remove your own…

Everyone is looking for Love but without Support there is NO Love.

When you are sick you feel isolated and unloved…

No one can understand what you are going through and what’s more they don’t seem to even care…everyone is too busy to make the time…

When you are sick and you get a comforting word or supportive action the burden of illness lifts a little and you don’t feel so cursed…

You borrow from the strength of the other to rebuild some of the strength you no longer have…

There are some who “Play the victim” but a Word of Knowledge will soon sort those who are trying to wrought the system from those who are in genuine need…

Our happiness, peace and joy comes from People who share our values and the values of out Heavenly Father… God wants to heal us and the loved ones around us but are we willing to stop and become aware of His gentile voice guiding us, and those trusted to us, into “WHOLENESS ”

Gifts of Healing are available to all who have hearts after God the Father…

They require Wisdom, Words of Knowledge and Faith…

They are a part of God showing us He supports us and flowing in Gods gifts gets our attention out of this temporary world and onto God’s Love

Healing requires connection and sometimes even Laying on of Hands but the most important is… you guessed it… God’s Love

Science has found you can get a successful healing 30 to 60% of the time with a Placebo… Giving someone a pill that doesn’t do anything and telling them it is a wonder drug can literally heal some…

This proves the power of the mind when it is connected to strong Faith…

But Jesus healed ALL and some of those were not even in his presence at the time the healing took place… No Placebo there…

Mat 8:8,13: “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but simply speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed……

……And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go your way; and as YOU have believed, so be it done unto you. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.”

5. Workers of Miracles 

Heb 2:4: “God also backed their witness, both with signs and wonders, and with different kinds of Miracles, and gifts from the Holy Ghost (Gods divine Spirit of Truth), according to Gods own will?”(Exod 34;6) 

A healing is considered a Miracle but the gift of miracles doesn’t end there…

Mat 14:25: “And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.”

Mar 6:41: “And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.”

John 21:11: “Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.”

You may be thinking that this was a gift only for Jesus…

Acts 6:8: “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.”

Acts 8:6: “And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.”

Acts 15:12: “Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.”

Jesus first Miracle was when He turned Water into Wine…

and it could be interpreted that Jesus didn’t see this miracle coming…

Jn 2:1-4: “Three days later a wedding took place in the city of Cana in Galilee. Jesus mother was there. 

Jesus and his disciples had been invited too. 

When the wine was gone, Jesus mother said to him, “They’re out of wine.” 

Jesus said to her, “Why did you come to me? My time has not yet come.”

Jesus had set his eyes on going to Jerusalem… this was just a quick stop along the way…

Jn 2:5-10: “His mother told the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.”

There were Six stone water jars there. 

They were used for Jewish purification rituals. 

Each jar held 18 to 27 gallons…  Jesus told the servers, “Fill the jars with water.” 

The servers filled the jars to the brim. Jesus then said to them, 

“Pour some, and take it to the person in charge.” The servers did as they were told. 

The person in charge tasted the water that had become wine. He didn’t know where it had come from, although the servers who had poured the water knew. 

The person in charge called the groom and said to him, “Everyone serves the best wine first. When people are drunk, the host serves cheap wine. 

But you have saved the best wine for now.”

Miracles like Healings, are seldom the same and this is because the Context is seldom the same…

Miracles can be anything…by their nature they indicate a supernatural power outside of the ordinary….   A sign of something bigger at work. 

Miracles manifest in the going, in the walk of faith, in the Grace of Gods love…

As a carpenter I have seen the dramatic difference a Christian and a non Christian building company experience in the smooth running of projects…

Building is a complex process with a multitude of steps that must be taken at just the right time… There is so much that can and does go wrong…

In a Christian based business there are far less problems and when the problems do occurs they seem to end up working better than the original plan…

I literally expect one major miracle a week and at least three minor ones…

This is just not the case in Non Christian based companies. 

Miracles like the other Gifts flow from a heart that is sold out to Gods love…

How they manifest is determined by the surrounding Context and the level of Faith of the believer on the spot…AND… The greater purposes of God…

It was one thing for Jesus to walk on the water but another for Peter…

Mat 14:25-32: “And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 

But straightway Jesus spoke unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. 

And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  

And he said, Come. And when Peter was stepped down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 

But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 

And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt? 

And when they were both back in the ship, the wind ceased.”

Miracles will be a common occurrence in The Body of Christ so be sure to look out for them, share them, celebrate them and give God the Father the Glory…

Miracles bring increase of Faith and confidence in Gods support and usually occur when you are at the end of your means… and God the Father can then take over…

We should be walking daily in the expectation of Miracles for ourselves and for others…

Every area of life benefits from this kind of faith…

Spiritual…miracles

Physical…miracles

Emotional…miracles

Social…miracles

Financial…miracles

Miracles in  Personal relationships…

Miracles in the blessing of Objects…

Miracles in Love based events…

We are only limited by our Faith and the willingness to move forward in Faith…

God once took me in a dream to His Creation Room…

It looked like a builders shed with all sorts of projects on the go…

The next night I desired to explore further so as I laid in bed I went in my imagination back to the room I had seen and this time I entered in…

God my Father asked me what I wanted to create…

I thought…. some kind of energy creator that wouldn’t pollute…

God then gave me the blueprints for a motor that uses only Gravity as its source of power…I’m now waiting for God to bring someone to partner with us to bring this into a reality…

My main job for now is to finish this book and get it released into the wider public so the motor is on the back burner slowly simmering until the right miracle of time presents itself…

I also have 4 movies to write up and a novel…about Jesus…

I don’t worry that I wont accomplish everything because it is in Gods timing and for me I focus on what God is telling me to do today…

I never thought years ago I would be writing this book and you would be reading it today… Right there is a massive miracle of Gods love…

6. Prophesy 

1Cor 14:1: “Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but mostly that you may prophesy.”

Of all the gifts Prophesy is the most exciting and challenging…

The prophet Joel prophesied…

Joel 2:28-31: “And it shall come to pass afterward, (in the last days) that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; 

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

 your old men shall dream dreams, 

your young men shall see visions: 

And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 

And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”

He Hebrew word for “Prophesy is pronounced naba

And it means… to speak by inspiration, to predict.

Many of the prophesies in scripture are open to interpretation until an event occurs that shows exactly what the Prophet was talking about…

This does not mean that everything is predetermined…

We know the story of Jonah and the whale and how Jonah went eventually to a city to prophesy its destruction…

The people of the city heeded Jonahs words and repented and the city was saved…

Jesus added regarding Jonah…

Mat 12:39: “But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah: ” (stop wailing and ship up or ship out)

Prophesy are often conditional on the condition of peoples hearts…

It is basically God the Father saying that unless you do this then this is going to happen to you…

Prophesy is also given so that we will understand the sights of the times…

On the cross Jesus cried out…

Mar 15:34: “And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

This has often been interpreted that God the Father had abandoned Jesus because Jesus had taken on and become the sin of the world…

But Jesus never became sin otherwise he would still be in Hell. 

Jesus took the punishment for sin even though he was innocent as proven by his trial.

Jesus was actually quoting one of King David’s prophetic Psalms… that accurately described the death of the Messiah…

Jesus was trying to comfort his followers, knowing that they would know the rest of the verse…

David started the Psalm with…

Ps 22:1: “To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?”

The Psalm goes on to say…

Ps 22:14-18: “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 

My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 

I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 

They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.”

(The Roman soldiers destroyed Jesus clothes except His over cloak…

This is because they recognised it was a seamless garment of great expense. 

So instead of destroying it they cast lots for it… A prophesy filled, that at the time of David would not have been understood but Jesus knew disciples would)

The Psalm finishes with…

Ps 22:30-31: “A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.”  (Now David is talking about us)

Prophesy is to Encourage and also to warn so as to change direction and repent or to prepare for what’s coming if if nothing changes…

Paul the Apostle prophesied that a future day is coming where the dead and living 

“In Christ” will rise up and meet Jesus in the clouds…

1Ths 4:16-18: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”

The key words here are… “In Christ” 

Scholars have for centuries tried to predict when this event will happen… and there are many theories… but no one seams concerned about what “In Christ” actually means…(To flow in the anointed presence of Gods Love like Jesus)

Simply put Prophesy is to… Speak by inspiration, Predicting what is to come to Encourage and Prepare…

Jesus said of the Prophets…

Mat 5:17: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.”

Jesus also warned us…

Mat 5:11-12: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

He also said..

Mat 7:15-16: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. 

Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?”

Jesus shared what he experienced in his home town…

Mat 13:54-58: “And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 

Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 

And they were offended in him. 

But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 

And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”

Just as Wisdom and Words of Knowledge come out of Gods love so it is with Prophesy… Add to this Faith because it calls for boldness to give a prophetic word…

If I’m asked to prophesy I start with the words… “Thus says the Lord”…

Now I’m committed to say more so I have to let the words come to me… but it takes that step of Faith first…

I find it easer to write down a Prophesy because the words seem to come to me as fast as I type… It is also more meaningful to the one being prophesied over because they can go away and re-read what has been said…

The safest and most reliable form of Prophesy is in the Body of Christ…

False prophets try to get you alone where there is no prying ears to correct what they are saying…

Paul taught regarding meetings…

1Cor 14:26-28: “How is it (to be done) then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 

But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.”

Regarding prophesies…

1Cor 14:29-32: “Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 

If any thing be revealed to another that sits by, let the first hold his peace. 

For you may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 

And the spirits (breath) of the prophets are subject to the prophets.”

Paul backed this up but teaching…

2Cor 13:1: “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”

I have found when struggling for a word i think of the first number that comes to me… Or I might see if I can see a colour…

Scripture has taught us that there are patterned truths that are connected to both numbers and colours and God can use these through you without you first understanding what you are saying…

You will be surprised how well this method works…

You can find Interpretation books that have researched the patterns through scripture…

One particularly good book is… “Interpreting the Symbols and Types” by the Author Kevin J Conner… below is an example of his work…

You can also download a sample of his book in Google books without cost…

by following the link below…

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=j_ieawyAcUMC&printsec=copyright&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

 

When we prophesy we are letting Gods Love flow through us whether it be a word of encouragement or a word of correction…

I often remind myself that if God can use a donkey to speak through he can use me… you just first have to believe that God is and that he is a rewarded of those that diligently seek him… Hebrews 11

7. Discerning of Spirits

The Greek word used for discerning in Paul’s letter is pronounced…

dee-ak’-ree-sis

And it means… A judicial estimation: – discern (-ing), disputation.

I have heard on many occasions that… “We are not to judge…”And yet every day we make thousands of judgments and they are not all about what we will wear or eat…

My take is that we should judge everything but not condemn everyone…

To do this we must first recognise the presence of Gods Love so we can make our judgments through our Heavenly Fathers eyes…

One of the seven values stated by God in Exod 34;6 is Judgement…

Jesus taught…

Luk 12:54-57: “And he said also to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway you say, There comes a shower; and so it is. 

And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; and it comes to pass. 

You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?

And why,  even of yourselves judge you discern not what is right?”

Paul taught it this way…

1Cor 2:12-16: “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost (Gods Divine Spirit of Truth) teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 

But the natural man receives 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 judges all things, yet he himself is judged by no man. 

For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?… But we (that) have the mind of Christ.”

Paul taught in Hebrews…

Heb 4:12: “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Paul also taught…

Heb 5:12-14: “For when, for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; 

and have become such that have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 

For every one that users milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 

But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age, those who by reason of practical use have had their senses exercised, to discern both good and evil.”

(If you can’t say Amen say Ouch…)

The Greek word used in 1Cor 12 for “spirits” is the word pronounced…

pnyoo’-mah

And it means… a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit.

It is the same word used when describing the Holy Spirit.

The life is in the breath as is the inspiration…so it is important to discern where the life of the spirit is coming from…

There are only two sources… Gods Love or Mammon

Demonic spirits are the definitive vision of a self serving being…

Gods love is the definitive vision of a family serving being…

Most of the teaching I see on YouTube, in my opinion, is not coming from the Center that is Gods love…

This is because I know exactly what Gods love is and you now know exactly what Gods love is…and what it is not…

There is no condemnation in my statement just an observation…

The reason for is because Gods love has not been actively taught but only gets mentioned as a passing statement… assuming everyone knows what it is…

If you are not actively teaching Gods love as the foundation for all life then you could be under the influence of an Anti-Christ spirit…

To be In Christ is to flow in the Anointed presence of Gods Love like Jesus…

Now is the time to discern for yourself and to discern those spirits who are influencing you daily… before it is too late to do anything about it…

8. Tongues  

The Gift of Tongues was first mentioned by Jesus as he was giving final instructions to the Disciples before his ascension into Heaven…

Mar 16:15-19: “And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel (GOOD NEWS) to every creature. 

He that believes and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned. 

And these signs shall follow them that believe…

In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 

So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat at the right hand of God.”

We hear of Tongues again next in the book of Acts…

Acts 2:1-11: “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. 

And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 

Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? 

And how (is it we) hear we every man in our own tongue, from where we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, proclaimed, we hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.”

The Greek word for tongues is pronounced… – gloce’-sah

Meaning… the tongue; by implication a language (specifically one not naturally acquired )

Tongues are a supernatural gift that God uses to speak His wonder…

In a dream I had I was walking down the side off a hill in a farming district on the New Earth…

I was been lead by a boy of abut 10 and he was taking me to see a farmer…

As I was walking i could hear what sounded like wind in the trees only there was more to this wind…

As I listened more closely I could hear tongues being gently sung…

I continued walking until I reached the Farmers house…

I told the Farmer I had been sent to answer his questions…

He told me that he didn’t have any Questions but he said I could pray for his daughter as she wasn’t feeling well…

I went into his house and over to his daughter who was lying on a bed…

As I began to pray I remembered the tongues and sure enough I could still hear them…

Rather than me praying I instead began to harmonise with what I could hear…

It was at this point I woke up.

The next time I was praying I remembered the dream and the Tongues I had heard ad sure enough I could still hear them and harmonise with them…

I used to project my tongues… now I flow in tongues…

Every time I pray it is for something different and so there is a different Tongue…

I also sing my Tongues because that is what It sounded like on the New Earth…

I don’t know what I am praying exactly but I do know the direction of my prayer and my intention.

I have only met a handful of people who can Interpret Tongues, as for me that gift still eludes me…

9. Interpretation of Tongues

There is not much said in scripture relating to the Interpretation of Tongues but Paul considered it a gift or he wouldn’t have listed it…

But are tongues beneficial if no one interprets them…?

This is Paul’s take…

1Cor 14:26-28: “How is it then, brethren? when you come together, every one of you has a psalm, has a doctrine, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. 

Let all things be done unto edifying. (Building up)

If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 

But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.”

1Cor 14:39-40: “Therefore,  brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 

Let all things be done decently and in order.”

Almost all of 1Cor 14 deals with the Interpretation of Tongues and its place in the Body… 

Paul taught…

 1Cor 14:5: “I would that you all speak with tongues, but more that you prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, that way the church may receive edifying.”(building up)

Those I have met that can interpret say its easy… they can hear the discernible words as if they are spoken in English…

If this is you then be bold and Interpret. 

Mat 5:13-16: “You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its ability to flavour, wherewith shall it be used? It is now good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house. 

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

This scripture taught by Jesus applies to all the gifts…

If you are afraid that you will be harshly judged by people, then be wise in how you speak…

Some words are not for everyone to hear… let Gods love be your guide…

There are more Gifts in Paul’s other letters to other churches such as in…

Rom 12:5-10: “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 

Having then gifts differing according to the grace (the divine influence on the heart and the reflection in the life) that is given to us, 

whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith (see above)

Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering (Hearing from God our Father first)

or he that teachers, on teaching (The truths discerned by Gods Spirit of Truth)

Or he that exhorts, on exhortation (to strengthen others in the Faith)

he that gives, let him do it with simplicity (without expecting direct benefit in return)

he that rules with diligence (leading,  sure the important things get done)

he that shows mercy, with cheerfulness (Showing kindness from right standing)

Let love be without dissimulation. (sincere: – without hypocrisy)

Abhor (to detest utterly) that which is evil; cleave to that which is good (Gods love)

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly (Family) love; 

in honour preferring one another;” (Gods Love is NOT a Hierarchy but a Family) 

10. The Gift of Giving…

There is one more gift that I want to focus on…

Of all the gifts this is the hardest to get right because it involves MAMMON

Jesus taught…

Mat 19:16-23: “And, behold, one came and said unto Jesus, 

Good Master, what GOOD thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 

And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good but one, and that is, God: but if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments. 

The man said, Which commandments? 

Jesus said, You shall do no murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honour your father and your mother: and, you shall love your neighbour as you love yourself. 

The young man saith to Jesus, All these things have I kept from my youth until now, what do I still lack? 

Jesus said to him, If you want to be perfect, go and sell what you have, and GIVE  to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven then come and follow me. 

But when the young man heard that, he went away sorrowful: for he had great personal possessions. 

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall struggle to enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

When it comes to giving the dominant teaching is on the TITHE

The regular giving of 10% of your pay packet or increase so as to open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing on you…

The principle was first mentioned when Abraham gave 10% of his gain to the King of Salem. The word Tithe means a tenth…Genesis 14:20

There is a common thread in religious teaching that goes…

“If you do as they did you can have what they had…”

This doesn’t apply to flowing in Gods Love because Gods love is not about EXCHANGE but about…  FLOWING IN GODS LOVE

Jesus taught…

Mar 8:36-37: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

In all of the gifts there is one common thread…

You can do nothing except hear from Gods Love first…

Every situation is different and so requires different responses but all responses must start with Gods love FIRST.

1Cor 13:3: “And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not LOVED, it profits me nothing.”

If you are being supported but a local church then support them with your money… There are cost for the comfort of church buildings…

There is a saying… “If you give a man a fish you will feed him for a day, but if you teach him how to fish then you will feed him for life.” I have added to this saying…

“Unless he lives in a desert.” It is all about the CONTEXT

When you give ASK GOD FIRST…?

Who should you be giving to…?

How much should you give…?

Unless the WHY you are giving is out of your personal relationship with God your Father and flowing from HIS will… you will be doing it out of Mammon..

Gods love is Not a system of exchange but a system of flowing in LOVE

SUMMARY OF THE GIFTS

Wisdom… The next step

Word of Knowledge… Gods knowledge flowing through you

Faith… A confident expectation in Gods Love

Gifts of Healing… Healing the broken hearts

Working of Miracles… God demonstrating the supernatural 

Prophesy… Seeing what’s going to happen so as to prepare…

Discerning of Spirits… Seeing the truth behind the facade 

Tongues… The creative language of God

Interpretation of Tongues… Proclaiming the creative language of God

Giving… Laying down your life in Gods love for the service of others

1Cor 13:1-3: “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing. 

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profits me nothing.”

Unless Gods love came first… 

 

CHAPTER 16. The Body of Christ Ministries

1Cor 12:28: “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”

1. Apostles

2. Prophets

3. Teachers

4. Miracle Workers

5. Healers

6. Helpers

7. Administration 

8. Intersession

APOSTLES

Jesus early followers were known as the Disciple’s of Jesus

Jesus also called them disciples and also Apostles…

Luk 6:13: “And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;”

The word Apostles in the Greek is pronounced…ap-os’-tol-os

Meaning… a delegate; specifically an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ (with miraculous powers): – a messenger, he that is sent.

The word had its origins in the Persian empire and was the title given to a specific person…

When the Persian army overcame another culture the Persian king sent in an Apostle with large group of Apostates who were made up of governing officials, architects, chefs, entertainers and builders to name a few…

When the new conquered area was ready a messenger would be sent to the King and the King would visit the area… he would’ve be able to eat the food he liked and sleep in a bed he was familiar with and be able to listen to his music…

You can see why the disciples used this word…

Apostles today are mostly thought of as church establishes… but their roll is far greater… The apostle is the divine leader appointed by God to bring the people into Gods Love… They take care of the day to day running of the organisation…

2Cor 12:12: “Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.”

Eph 2:18-22: “For through Jesus we have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 

Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 

And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 

In whom all the building correctly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord: 

In whom you also are builded together for a habitation of God

 (Gods love) through the Spirit.” (Of Gods Truth)

PROPHETS

The Greek word for Prophets is pronounced…prof-ay’-tace

meaning… a foreteller, by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet

As taught earlier by Paul the Gift of Prophesy is available to all who desire it…

A Prophet would be someone who focuses of the gift to gain a deeper understanding and who can teach to others.

Prophesy looks to the future with the guidance of God the Father…

The purpose being to enlighten regarding future events on order to prepare…

Prophesy is a two edged sword because it has the warning of approaching calamity and the promise of salvation with repentance…

Not all prophesy is doom and gloom as there are encouraging prophecy’s that foretell of GOOD things to come… but these also are conditional on us playing our part otherwise the opposite can happen…

I experienced a prophetic dream that was later confirmed to be true by the context of the place where the dream took place having the same context in reality…

I even had the opportunity to take further steps relating to the dream but was slack in following them up… 

To this day it has taught me a hard lesson about making sure you follow through when God shows you something so specific…

I will always wonder at the opportunity I missed because of procrastination…

I wont make the same mistake twice.

Also Jesus warned us that in the last days…

Mat 24:24: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

John also taught

1Jn 4:1: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

The best test is the one used by the Apostles themselves…

Does it line up with the heart sentiment of Exodus 3:6…?

TEACHERS

Be very careful when desiring this gift because you are held accountable four times more for what you teach… this goes for Truth and false Truth

Also be careful what you share because this is a form of teaching…

That being said Paul taught…

Heb 5:12: “For when for the time you ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again …..

There as soooooo much teaching in the world today….but there is only ONE ABSOLUTE TRUTH and ALL truth flows from it and that is GODS LOVE. 

And yet there is almost no good teaching on the subject… Why?

Because of all of the knowledge there is no greater, no more powerful teaching than Gods Love and the enemy knows it.

If you want to teach and you should, then teach Gods Love because everything else is a distraction…That’s what Jesus did…

Paul taught…

1Cor 2:13: “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”

The world is in trouble, serious trouble and only GOOD teaching can rescue it because if there is not a clear definitive truth that everyone can understand then humanity is lost…

At the time of writing this, 2024,  there are eight people a DAY committing suicide because they don’t know where to find the way, truth and life…

Jesus said..

John 14:26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall TEACH you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

Everything Jesus said and did was to point us to Gods Love… everything

What will they say about you…? 

Most people I know say… all he talks about is Gods Love…

What better topic is there to talk about than Gods Love…?

To Teach you must know and flow in Gods 7 Values especially Patience…

2Tim 2:24: “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,”

This is because you will be teaching… People. Not Objects or just headlining big Events but teaching Gods future family…

Some will get what you are saying but most wont because like Jesus taught the hearts of people are in different levels of receiving…

Mat 13:19-23: “When any one hears  the word of the kingdom, (Gods Love) and understands it it not, then comes the wicked one, and steals away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. (The well worn Path)

But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hears the word, and with joy receives it; Yet he has no (deep) root in himself, but endures for (only)  a while:  for when tribulation or persecution 

(opposition/distraction) arises because of the word, by and by he is offended. 

He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 

But HE that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and bringing forth, some a hundredfold some sixty, some thirty.”

… that’s 30x, 60x and 100X… this is the Teacher of Gods Love. 

Rom 10:13-15: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”

MIRACLE WORKERS

These are those who flow in the manifestation of Miracles…

One group who is often overlooked in this field is the Business Men and Women who sit in the pews. They are often only appreciated for what they can give and seldom are considered more than an ATM.

Of all the gifts Miracles are the standout… and also the most neglected…

Rather than try and fail it is easier for most to do other things…

It takes a strong Faith…in Gods Love.

Miracles are not scripted and seldom the same but they occur frequently for those with the faith to step out into the un-tested…

I often say that the hardest part of teaching what Gods love is because tomorrow hasn’t happened yet…

Yes I can and have given you the foundation that God has taught me but it is ultimately God our Father that builds the Body

This to me is that is the really exciting part… God in my experience has always exceeded my expectation’s.

Writing this book is my step of faith that it will ultimately help many find Gods Love just as I have and that an explosion of Sign’s, miracles and Wonders will follow…

There is a prophesy as unforfilld

Joel 2:28-32: “And it shall come to pass afterward (the end times), that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 

And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 

And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. 

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”

HELPS

This is one of the gifts that without it churches as we know them would not exist…

Not everyone wants to be onstage but that doesn’t mean they want to be taken for granted either so right now I personally want to say a huge THANK YOU to all those unseen helpers that are the backbone of any organisation…

The volunteers that give freely of their time not because they have to but because they love to… You are in the good company of God your Father…

I have seen so many sitting in church waiting for the Astor to ask them to do something and I have seen those same pastors waiting for someone to volunteer…

I spent all my time at the back row of the church because that’s where the hurting and lonely sit… The ones that are shabby in their dress but like a garden bed waiting for the right seed to be planted…

All that’s needed is some recognition they matter and some encouragement and support then let Gods Love doo the rest…

Many of my best long term friends have been found in the back row…

A true Pastor should not be all the time at the front but you will find them at the back looking for the lost sheep…

I met a young man in a church I attended who was a bit of a loaner…

He either sat with his parents or by himself at the back. He looked like he was in his twenty’s and wore thick rimed black glasses… I’m sure there is one in your church too…

I made it a point to introduce myself to him even though I had only been attending that church for about six months…

I wanted to test a theory out on him…

After we get chatting I asked him how long he had been attending that church and he told me it was about 3 years

I asked him whether he thought of himself as a member of the church or a little more than a visitor…

He replied he felt little more than a visitor.

I said to him that this was because he was not actively helping in the church and that when the pastors mentioned a need the church had that if he felt he could meet that need then he should volunteer…

The following week he approached me and told me that he had stepped up to a need in the church… He was going to look often the children on a Thursday during a Womens Aglow Meeting held in the church… I didn’t see that coming…

6 months later I left that church but not after getting to make friends with that man and also his beautiful parents…

I moved to the coast about 30kms from the church and so began looking for somewhere closer to serve…

About a year later that mans parents also moved to to coast and began attending the same church I was…

I was the music director in a congregation of about two hundred members..

I had struggled to find a sound tech who could run the mixing without messing it up… My wife was mixing and doing an amazing job but didn’t want the responsibility of doing it every week…

I asked the man if he could help and he did… Without having a big ego to deal with he seamlessly learnt what we taught him and I believe years later he is still serving in that church…

The moral of that story… You can’t script Gods Love. 

A word of warning to you helpers… you cannot earn you way into Gods love because you are already His favourite…

Luk 10:38-42: “Now it came to pass, as they went, that Jesus entered into a certain village and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and listened to Jesus teaching.

But Martha was encumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, you are full of many cares and troubled about many things, But one thing is needful (Gods Love) and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not (ever) be taken away from her.”

Helpers, in your serving don’t forget to serve yourself at times and connect with God your Father… taking your instructions from Him just as Jesus does…

It’s more important to be IN Christ than just serving to feel needed…

There is a Joy that comes from serving but it has to be serving from Gods direction,  just as it is in all the other gifting in ALL The Body of Christ 

HEALERS

Of all the gifts this is the most hand on… but this is not a problem for those who have been called to Heal…

In Pentecostal type churches we have seen the ministers going down the line placing their hand on head after head with some collapsing and others not…

And it is not for me to judge them right or not because I don’t know if it is from God the Father or not…

I know God can heal this way and that there is defiantly a place for it but I question whether there is the follow up for those not healed who are now thinking that God doesn’t care about me…

Healing is not all about what happens on the surface but often requires a deeper work…

With the failure of church in teaching the basics of Gods Love it has left many feeling confused and lost… 

The job of healing has been reserved for visiting ministers and those pastors who feel comfortable having healing services…

So what about The Body of Christ… I have met many Healers who have never had the opportunity to grow in their gift… all the while our hospitals are full of patients who have put their faith in science and drugs to get their healing…

It’s only from third world countries that don’t have a modern Medicial system that we hear of miraculous healings taking place at healing events…

Even Jesus struggled to heal in his home town because very few came to him…

Mat 13:54-58: “And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Where has this man found this wisdom, and these mighty works? 

Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Where  then has this man all these things? 

And they were offended (displeased) in him. 

But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and in his own house. 

And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”

Don’t let the unbelief of others deter you on what you know God is calling you to…

One of the main reasons I have felt compelled to build up The Body of Christ is to set a platform for all of those who flow in the gifts… but especially the genuine healers…

Of all the gifts,  healers bring the greatest Joy when they lift the burden of sickness and shine the light of Gods Love into peoples hearts…

It is this light that brings the wholeness that leads to ETERNAL LIFE…

Luk 17:11-19: “And it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 

And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 

And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 

And Jesus said unto him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole.”

ADMINISTRATION 

This is the gift of pulling it all together…

Without organising and implementing nothing happens…

I have seen more people promoted because they have been faithfully attending rather than because they can do the job… with disastrous results. 

Very early in my serving in churches God my Father gave me two words to meditate on… they were Responsibly and Accountability…

So I asked God what was responsibility …?

In typical God fashion He asked me, What do you think it is…?

I thought the best way to figure it out was to break the word down into syllables…

Not being the best speller and not having computers to spell check my every word I came up with… Response Ability meaning the ability to respond… the response ability…

I quickly saw in our church those that has the responsibility but not the 

response-ability… It’s interesting that the difference between the two words is the “I” in the middle…

Next I tackled the word Accountability and as I had as not yet checked the spelling I figured that it would be similar to response-ability…

Accountability is the ability to count or measure through numbers… a count ability.

This is like driving a car… without a count ability you wont know how fast you are travelling, how much fuel you have or whether the motor is overheating…etc

The most common a count ability relates to time…

Having a completion date takes a wish and makes it a goal…

I noticed in our church there was a lot of focus on bringing new people in and no focus on the ones that were leaving…

Administration is the gift of organisation which takes responsibility and accountability to be successful…

There is an old saying that goes…

People never do what you expect, only what you Inspect. 

I say…  I don’t always do what I expect  but I  always do what others expect…

(See the chapter on Eternal Judgements for further reference)

Organisers build big churches but it is for nothing if they don’t teach and flow in Gods love and promote all of the gifting sin The Body of Christ…

There is a big church in the area I live and the head Pastor preached he had a visitation of Heaven… In it he was shown his Mansion which was a lot smaller than he had imagined… he told this to God because he reasoned that because he had built a big church he would have had a big house in heaven…

God said to him… I never asked you to build that church. 

If your gift is administration then you are a valued member in the Body of Christ, just make sure you are doing it for the right reason and that is to flow in Gods anointed presence of love like Jesus does…

DIVERS OF TONGUES 

This is a strange one so I asked God what it means…What I got back was it means Intersession.

All the gifts are Intersession when you stop to think about it…

Intersession is standing in the gap between the Natural and the  Supernatural…

Intersession is prayer for the Body and of all the gifts it is to me the most important…and the most underrated..

Everyone in the Body of Christ should be standing in the gap for each other and for those on the outside…

I could personally tell when the music team were praying for me and when they weren’t… it’s prayer that oils the wheels of The Body of Christ 

It’s prayer that connects us to the power of Gods love… I know this because God just told me…

There is so much spiritual opposition to the church praying that most don’t have a dedicated night to pray… 

People are either too busy or too tired… how do I know this? Because that is what happens to me on our group prayer night… but you have to press through… overcoming and diligently seek the answers to what God flows you into…

As I have pressed in and not given up I have not once prayed alone…

When Jesus returns you want him to find you in corporate prayer…

Mat 26:40: “And he came unto the disciples, and finding them asleep, he said unto Peter, What, could you not watch with me one hour?”…

One of the most powerful visions I have received was at the end of praying corporately for one hour…

It was at a men’s prayer meeting run by my church…

I rember thinking how It was a waist of time as there was no coming together but just random prayers for this and that….

I prayed to myself… Lord this is disappointing…I didn’t come out tonight to receive nothing… and it was then the vision began to unfold…

The Lord is a rewarded of those who diligently seek him but it shifts to another level when two or more come together in one accord…

Acts 2:1-4: “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.”….

Acts 2:14-21: “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, You men of Judea, and all you that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 

For these are not drunken (being full of Joy), as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 

And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Intersession is direct communication with God our Father for the benefit 

of others….   This is the foundation of the Body…  In Christ 

CHAPTER 17. The Ascension Ministries

The Ascension ministry’s are often seen as the Body of Christ but there is a difference between those who are given gifts to those who are the gifts…

Eph 4:10-16: “He that descended (Jesus) is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

And HE gave some (as), apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 

For the perfecting of the saints(The Body of Christ), for the work of the ministry, for the edifying (architecture, that is, (concretely) a structure; figuratively confirmation)  of the body of Christ: 

The ascension ministers are the foundation pillars that hold up The Body of Christ..

They are not seen publicly because they support by their nature…

They don’t learn their gift but have flowed in all their life…even if no one else has recognised it…

They don’t aspire to the other gifts because they know who they are and they are not restless for the other gifts… they know their call. 

Apostles… 

Called by God to speak over nations and in doing, change the spiritual atmosphere as lead by God the Father… They are the fathers to whole movements and they guide with an authority that flows in the miraculous… 

They are often perceived as a bit dreamy or un-logicial in their choices but make no mistake they are plugged into the Spirit of God the Father for to bring direction into the now… 

Prophets… 

That speak over nations and the elements, shaping entire continents… their prophecies are statement and direct declarations of God. In relation to the Body of Christ they are brutally honest..This doesn’t always win them friends but they are not looking to be people pleasers. 

If you have an ascension prophet in your organisation pair them with an ascension Apostle and watch the revelations flow…better still put them on stage together and the meetings will be… interesting to say the least. 

Evangelists … 

The preachers of the GOOD NEWS… Often seen as great winners of souls they carry an authority that convinces the unsaved to repent and turn to the Fathers Love. They are fearless in their pursuit of the unsaved. They are creative and dedicated to winning the lost… 

They have a message that the world wants to hear and they are not afraid to use it…

They don’t make good pastors and they were never meant to… so let them run and watch the Body of Christ grow in numbers…

Pastors…

They are the Shepards who feed and guide the flock to greener pastures… They are married to the church and their delight is in bringing the flock together and then to Christ. 

Their creed is Psalm 32… The lord (by extension, Pastor) is my shepherd and they shall not want…

They protect and when one in their care goes missing they don’t rest until they know they are safe… The Evangelists catch the fish and the Pastors clean them… An ascension Pastor is the Shepard  over many congregations and he make sure the Pastors in the Body of Christ don’t get led astray by the latest “feed Lot”. They are people, people and the idea that a people are treated as an “objects”  makes them sick to the stomach… 

If someone threatens their flock they are not reactive but this doesn’t mean they wont do something about it… they know the best strategies come from God the Father and praying and interceding for those trusted to their care is their daily bread…

Teachers… 

Everything to them is a lesson… they evaluate and test then test some more…

Always refining their methods to bring greater knowledge for the benefit of all… they are humble in their knowledge with the patience that only flows from Gods love…

They love the joy that comes from helping others so they are constantly aware of what’s going on around them both in the natural and the spiritual…

They spend many hours in the word and are not afraid to listen to the theories of others…especially when they are coming from God the Father… But even here it is Test, Test Test…

They know that even the enemy can appear as an angle of light so they go deeper and wider than anyone to find the absolute truth…

Other peoples opinions don’t rattle them because they are happy that there are others having a go and no one is right ALL the time including them… no one that is, except God the Father…

The Ascension Purpose

Eph 4:13. To bring all into the unity of the faith, and unity of the knowledge of the Son of God, developing a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 

That we now no more be children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the fraud of men, and their cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive…

But rather speaking the truth in love, that all may grow up into him in all things, which is 

(found in Gods love) Jesus the head, even Christ: (Gods anointed presence of Love)

From who the whole body has its place,  joined together and compacted by that which every member supplies, according to the effective working in the measure of every part, making increase of the Body unto the edifying (confirmation) of itself in love.”

 

SUMMARY…(a printable page reminder)

GODS LOVE… The one absolute Truth that all Truth flows from…

PART 1… Discovering Exactly what Gods Love is…

1. All Love came from God

2. Love is a “Good” to a “Very Good” Feeling 

3. We FEEL Love as happiness peace and joy…

4. Supported by People, Objects and Events we Value… in valued Context 

5. Grief is the opposite of love because it comes from unsupported love.

We feel grief as sadness anxiety and anger, reset the expectation based on what you now know to be true and set new expectations…in God’s Love

Gods love is GODS GOOD

The PEOPLE God values are Gods Family 

The OBJECTS God values are His creation and the creations of His Family

The EVENTS God values are the acts of love as stated in Exod 34:6

Mercy Compassion Patience Loving Kindness Truth Forgiveness Justice    Exodus 34;6

Living “IN CHRIST”… To be flowing in the anointed presence of Gods love like Jesus.”

PART 2… The Doctrine of Christ,  Hebrews 6;1-2

Repentance… A change in the direction of the Heart towards Gods Love

Faith towards God… A confident expectation in Gods Love.

Baptisms… A Public full immersion commitment to flow in Gods Love

Laying on of Hands… Not just talking about Gods Love but Loving on others

Resurrection from the Dead… Going from Mammon to standing up in Gods Love

Eternal Judgments… Lake of fire, New Earth, New Holy City or Throne Room…

PART 3… The Body of Christ

The Gifts of the Spirit…1Cor 12; 1-10

Wisdom… The next step in God’s Love

Word of Knowledge… The supernatural knowledge from God the Father.

Faith… First you hear then you act, not the other way around.

Miracles… What’s impossible for man is more than possible for God

Prophesy… Only God knows the future… now you can to…

Tongues… Gods creative language of love

Interpretation of Tongues… Shining the light on Gods language of love

Giving… Always from the heart of Love otherwise you do it for nothing

The Body of Christ Ministries 1Cor 12;28

Apostles… The ambassadors of the Body

Prophets… The future tellers in order to prepare the way for the Body

Teachers… Dividers of the word and life’s lessons, relating to the Body

Miracle Workers… Flowing in the  Supernatural manifestations of the Body

Helps… The backbone of the Body

Healers… The health of the body

Administrators… The organisers of the Body

Intercessors… The prayers and foundation of the Body

The Ascension Ministries… Eph 4:10-16

The Guiding Hand of God to support the Body 

So what comes next…? now that we have got to the end of the book…?

Simple, we begin to put what we have learned into practice…

Step 1… Learn your ABCs

a. Make a heart felt decision to Repent from Adams mammon survival lifestyle to…

Focusing on The Fathers intended lifestyle of Flowing in His Love. 

b. Put up reminder notes around your house of the points in this book that really spoke to you and also the next goal God has put before you…just as in Deut 6:4…

c. Start loving as Jesus loved us, and you will be literally become one of Jesus disciples…learning on the job…

John 13:34-35: “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you… By this shall all men know that you are my students, by the love you have, one to another.”

d. Connect with us…

There are more projects in the pipeline waiting for people just like you to help carry the Gospel locally and Globally…

We run weekly online teaching and prayer meetings…

Connecting the Body In Christ is OUR next step…

Our vision is to have home groups all over the world teaching Gods Love…

There are heaps of different outreaches we can do but we first have to build the foundation… then we go…as the Father leads

We would love you to partner with us and help bring in the last day Revival that everyone has been talking about for years…humanity’s return to the FIRST Love…

Step 2 Join locally with another who shares the same Gods love values… you may have to teach them first by giving them this book…

A three stranded cord is not easily broken… you your friend and God the Father…

This book is free so just send them the PDF or get it printed and bound at your local printers… 

These are the words that God the Father gave to me to be a blessing to me and you and anyone wanting to live the VERY GOOD LIFE… 

Freely I received so freely I give…

Partnering with someone will not only bring accountability but they will provide a Context for continued growth…. After all, that’s how this book got written…

Start with 1 person and start meeting face to face on a weekly basis…coffee shop… local park… at home… 

Go through the The Good Life and discuss the points…

You will have plenty to share with each other when you are flowing

“ In Christ. “

They will be flowing in their ABCs as well…

When you are not meeting face to face commit to texting daily with an encouraging word or experience or even a question… when you come together in Gods Love… God will be there in the middle…

Discover your personal Gifts,  and both of you begin flowing in them…practicing and supporting each other…

Small steps of Faith leads to great achievements…and great Joy…

Step 3 Expand your family to others as God brings them… and He will bring them… everyone is looking for love and you are the only place in town that has the true version of Love…

Step 1 and Step 2 are the base framework for Step 3… and these three steps are the foundation for all of Eternity… 

Step 1 Repent, Focus, Love like Jesus and Connect with us…

Step 2 Partner with someone locally… the beginning of your family In Christ…

Step 3 Let God build the Body…

And memorise John 5:30…

Jesus said “I can of my own self do nothing…

as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is true, because I seek not my own will, 

but the will of the Father which has sent me.”

Gods Love is the one, absolute truth that,  all truth flows from, so don’t let the enemy distract you from Gods Love… and the VERY GOOD LIFE,  from now until forever….   

I can’t wait to read YOUR story in GODS Love….. 

Your brother In Christ….                                

Derek

☝️💕👍

derek@body-of-christ.org

Mat 24:14: “And this gospel (The “GOOD” news) of the kingdom

 (of God’s Love)

shall be preached in ALL the world for a witness (testimony) to all nations….   and then the end (of this word)  will come… 

Bonus… a prophetic dream I had…

I had this dream about 10 years ago before I began my journey into discovering exactly what Gods love is…

I often think of the dream as it reminds me of the distractions there are in life and what the one clear path home is…

The Journey Home…

The dream began with me standing with a group of 20 to 30 people. 

We were all milling around and the general feeling was that we wanted to go home but were not sure how to get there.

It was decided that twelve or so of us would go ahead and scout out the best direction to go.

So we decided to climb up a nearby mountain to see if we could get a better view of what lay ahead.

It wasn’t long before we came to the base of a very large cliff which was glass smooth and impossible to climb past.

The cliff was mostly black in colour but upon closer inspection we noticed there was writing etched into the face.

As we looked even closer we could see planets inside the surface of the rock, it was is if the cliff was made of glass. 

As we looked even closer the planets, small as they were, were glowing glow and moving slightly. 

There were clusters of planets in spiral galaxies and all of them were slowly moving…

It was beautiful and interesting to watch. We felt there was a need for further investigation as it may explain where we were and how to get home. 

A few decided they would stay to investigate more while myself and others would go back and report what we had found.

We began going back down the mountain when we found ourselves in a large forest. 

It was a forest just like any other and the going was relatively easy until I began to notice very large spider webs. 

I had the thought “charlotte’s web” like the book even though I have not read it.

I also had the feeling that all was not good as the webs were the size that could catch an animal of my size. This also meant it had to be a very  large spider. 

As we progressed it was not long before we all became entangled in the webs. I took out my sword and began easily cutting through the webs and the others followed suit. 

Some women then appeared. They seemed friendly and did not seem concerned about the webs and what we had just come through. 

They didn’t seem threatening in fact they were very friendly and with genuine smiles they invited us to their village. 

Something was not right as I had my suspicions that it was the women who had set the webs.

We entered the village and sat down at tables where food was served. 

The women were very friendly and very flattering. The food was great and some were even getting back massages while they ate.

Something was not right.  Even though it felt nice to be looked after by the women, beneath the friendly faces there was almost a hunger in their eyes, a burning desire, they wanted desperately to have children and a family.

 I could see through what they were doing. They wanted children but they needed men. 

This was not the home we were looking for but another distraction and I told the others what I thought.

There were many who didn’t agree with me so I got up and left while most of the others stayed behind. They seemed to like what they had found.

 

Our group was now down to 4.

We next found ourselves crossing over a very deep ravine on a rope swing bridge. I was thinking about how I had used my sword to cut myself free from the webs and I felt we had to get rid of our swords.” He who lives by the sword usually dies by the sword” I thought to myself. I felt this was not Gods way for winning battles and that we needed to rely on him not our swords for our safety. I told the others what I was thinking and pulling out my sword I threw it over the edge of the bridge into the ravine and continued on. 

I looked back and the others were doing the same. Their swords were glowing as they pulled them out. They were magic swords. One was yellow, another was orange and another was blue. All went over the side. One of the guys asked us to wait a second while he pulled out a set of drums and said we may as well get rid of these to.

We continued on. As we were walking I began to have doubts whether throwing away our swords was a good idea after all.

The thought was my sword was not just for defending me but could also be used to defend others and maybe I hadn’t thought this through properly.

Suddenly I found myself at the bottom of a small valley and up ahead was what looked like a car salesman dressed in a white patterned suite and he was grinning at me.

 “Bit of a silly thing you did throwing away your sword like that” he said “others are going to die now because of you” 

I didn’t believe him because I would never hurt anyone so how could I be the cause behind their misfortune. I  didn’t like the look of this guy, his cheesy fake smile was intimidating. 

He could tell I didn’t like him and next thing he pulled out a stock whip. 

He began repeating that it was a silly thing for me to have thrown my sword away and also began whipping me. One whip, CRACK then he would disappear then reappear in a different spot and crack me again. After about three direct  hits I started running but I couldn’t find my way out of the valley, CRACK he hit me again.

I remembered the thought I had when I threw away my sword and I knew that the lord would help me. All I had to do was imagine a weapon and it would appear. 

I decided to give it a go and I imagined a scene from star wars and the blasters they used. Next second it appeared on a rock near me and I rushed over and picked it up.

I then imagined where the trickster would appear next and let of a shot. 

I hit him with my shot just as he appeared on the spot I had imagined.

He stopped trying to whip me and said “It looks like you have worked out how to fight back.”

I could see that He was not fatally hurt so I thought it best to keep moving while he was distracted.

I ran down the valley and around a small hill and bend and straight into the original group.

They had given up waiting for us and some were walking into the valley I had just come from while others were going off with some women from the forest that had arrived in carts. The rest I could see in the distance climbing the mountain.

 I tried to warn them that they were going into danger and that it wasn’t the way home but they didn’t listen as they wanted to see for themselves…

The next thing that happened to me was I found myself in front of a very large stone wall about 10 to 20 meters high. There were three large doors about 10 metres high embeded into the wall.

To go forward I knew I had to make a choice which as to which door I would go through.

Each door represented either the Mountain, The Village of women, or the Valley of endless puzzles.

The Mountain I now knew to be the pursuit of wisdom where my life would be spent always looking for more knowledge and searching for fresh revelation.  

The Forest would be where family concerns would consume my life.

The  Valley would be where I would spend my life working, solving endless puzzles and riddles with the trickster. 

I somehow knew there had to be more than only these three choices and it was then I noticed another door of to the right side of the three large doors.

It wasn’t as big as the other doors. It was the size of a normal door. 

It was made of simple wooden vertical plank’s and it looked very old. 

There was no handle but there was a keyhole.

We had been talking about kingdom keys in our weekly bible study home group and so I knew there was a key to open this door so I thought to myself I wonder what is the key for this door. 

A voice sounded in my head and said “Jesus is the key.”

I thought “what does that mean” so I asked “How is Jesus the key?”

The voice said “He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through him.”

I thought back to the valley and how we were expected to be continually solving meaningless puzzles, yet here was THE WAY.

I then thought about the mountain and how lives were spent searching for the truth and yet here was THE TRUTH.

And of course the Forest where creating life was everything to the women and yet here was THE AUTHOR OF LIFE.

Things were beginning to add up so I asked “How do I use the key?”

The voice said “You have to put on Jesus and the Father will see Jesus and open the door.”

I understood what I had to do so I bowed my head and stepped into the anointing, allowing Jesus to fill me completely in full surrender to him. 

The door then opened and I was able to walk through to the other side.

The first thing I saw was the night sky. It was not just above me but in front of me and all around me. There were millions of stars and coloured clouds and it was very clear.

I was surprised that it was night time as I thought heaven would not have any darkness in it.

I heard the kind voice of the Father in my head, “ You are mistaken” the Father said “The universe is full of light and it has been so since the creation. Every star you see fills the universe with its light. 

If it was darkness you would not see anything.”

I knew he was right and I began turning, taking in the amazing sight of the heavens around me.

 As I turned, I saw the door that I had just come through was still there.

On the other side there was a line of people patiently waiting to come through. 

I saw the fellow at the front of the line bow his head and then bend down on one knee. Jesus came up beside him and gently took him by the shoulders lifted him back to his feet. Jesus then stepped into the man and they became one. The outline was Jesus but I could still make out the man underneath and as one, they walked through the door and disappeared merging into the universe.

As the man stepped through the doorway he disappeared and I knew that  the man had become one with the universe with a purpose to play.

I asked my Father what was happening and what this was all for.

I felt his smile at my question and He replied, “ I am building my home”

(I don’t know if you have ever arrived home before everyone else only to find an empty house. It is not until family arrive with their noise and presence that the house feels like a home. That is what my Father was saying to me).

I began to think of the others who had not yet passed through the door and turned to see what was becoming of them. 

I saw the line at the simple door and I saw Jesus with them. I also saw  the outline of Jesus in the valley of puzzles. He was also in the Forest and on the Mountain and as I looked closer there was a faint outline of someone inside him.

It was then I woke up from my dream to the sun shining in my window.

Over the next few days I have thought a lot about the dream and I have noticed that almost everyone I have talked to is trapped inside one of the three worlds even if they don’t know it.

All of us can relate to being actively involved in one of the three worlds but the question is “Do we have Jesus covering us?”  Remember, Jesus was the only way to the Father.

How do we put on Jesus?  

Firstly this is not a program you follow or a magic sword you wield. Jesus is THE TRUTH, you have to accept His Love, His sacrifice, and surrender to it, in order to understand it.. 

How will we know we have found Jesus?

We are all different in looks and culture but there is one language we all speak the same. It is a language that was put into us when God created Adam right back at the beginning. It is the language of Emotion, not just feelings but deep felt emotions like Love, Hate, Laughter and Grief. The greatest is Love.

Jesus was and is the ultimate demonstration of God the Fathers Love and when you find that language you find Gods anointing and He covers you. You will know you have Christ in you because you will speak His language fluently… the language of GODS Love. 

 Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved…

Mar 16:15-18: “And Jesus said to them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel  (Gods Love)  to every creature. 

He that believes and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned. 

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name (my love) shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” 

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