All night the Lord spoke these words to me,”It is time for my people to start spending their inheritance.”
Immeasurable riches. Extravagant wasting. Mary of Bethany.
Self preservation is the enemy of extravagance. God is the very Source of lavish extravagance.
Ever throw money at a problem?
Every throw GLORY at a problem?
Limitless glory. Unending power.
Living from our own limited resources requires that we both instigate and sustain every work we undertake for the Kingdom.
Living from His unlimited resources allows us to focus on Jesus while the Kingdom is built as an overflow of that focus.
Stinginess comes from the false identity of pauper hood.
We are royalty! We have been given access to all the riches of our Dad, the King of Creation!
Our older brother, Jesus, bought us TOTAL access to every good thing!
This inheritance is not waiting for us to turn 21.
It is now time to start spending…
“You can tell for sure that you are now fully adopted as His own children because God sent the Spirit of His Son into our lives crying out, “Papa! Father!” Doesn’t that privilege of intimate conversation with God make it plain that you are not a slave, but a child? And if you are a child, you’re also an heir, with complete access to the inheritance.”
Heaven’s Version Of Unity
“I’m praying not only for them
But also for those who will believe in me
Because of them and their witness about me.
The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—
Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you,
So they might be one heart and mind with us.
Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.
The same glory you gave me, I gave them,
So they’ll be as unified and together as we are—
I in them and you in me.
Then they’ll be mature in this oneness,
And give the godless world evidence
That you’ve sent me and loved them
In the same way you’ve loved me.”
Heaven’s version of fellowship produces true unity, which releases true corporate joy.
This is the joy (chara) which is the first part of grace. Our word,”charisma” comes from this word. More on the mechanics of that below. When the people of God join together in one accord, the JOY/GRACE of HEAVEN is manifested in great power. This transforms the world around us because it is the atmosphere of Heaven. The enemy has worked very hard for a very long time, to foster false unity in the Body, because he is terrified of what happens when Heaven’s version of unity is released in the earth.
False unity eventually unravels under pressure, by the way…while true biblical unity just grows stronger.
Have you ever noticed that the ‘Peace Sign’, which is the long held symbol of ‘free love’ and New Age Unity Consciousness – actually resembles an inverted Cross? Now, look…I’m not trying to be all spooky here, but aren’t satanists also famous for using upside down crosses in their demonic rituals and dark ceremonies?
Incidentally, my dad, who was a medic in the Vietnam War, who volunteered at the tender age of 18, not because he believed in the War, but because he wanted to help the wounded, maintains that the ‘Peace Sign’, very closely resembles chicken tracks.
Not trying to beat a dead horse here, but seriously…lol…that whole ‘angel of light’ business is something we’ve all been warned about, RIGHT?
The Greek word for ‘joy’ is chara, derived from the word charis, which is the Greek word for ‘grace.’ This is important to note, for it tells us categorically that chara is produced by charis of God. This means ‘joy’ is not a human-based happiness that comes and goes…Rather, true ‘joy’ is divine in origin…it is a Spirit-given expression that flourishes best in hard times. For example, in 1 Thessalonians 1:6, the Thessalonians were under great stress due to persecution; yet in the midst of it all, they continued to experience great joy. In fact, the Greek strongly implies that their supernatural joy was due to the Holy Spirit working in them. Paul even called it the “joy of the Holy Ghost”.(Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Rick Renner)
The renewing of our mind is essentially the daily and practical recovery of our ability to recognize and access the joy of our Heavenly inheritance!
God’s glory binds us together in the true unity which releases the atmosphere of Heaven here on earth. Dead religion seeks to counterfeit that glory by elevating the giftings and anointings above the lordship of Jesus and leading the people of God into the worship of the ideas, methodologies, and revelations produced by those giftings and anointings – also called IDOLS. Reject the call to unite around those idols!
False unity is that thing which creeps in when people compromise biblical truth to avoid offending others. This is called peacekeeping and it is the way of humanism. Heaven’s way is called peacemaking, and it transforms everything it touches, bringing it into conformity with Heaven. This is what it means to advance the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in Heaven.
Some continue to ‘magnanimously’ insist that we receive the teachings of Universalists like Francois du Toit, Andre Rabe, Rob Bell, Jeff Pate, and others. Let me put this in perspective for you. Would you receive the teachings of a Mormon, Jehova’s Witness, or Bahai? As a Blood bought believer in Christ the answer is obvious. No, you would not. Why? Because their theology clearly shows that they worship a different god!
The false god of the Universalists is not the God of the Bible, though scripture is used to teach their beliefs. Guess what? The other cults just mentioned also use Scripture to teach their beliefs. The false teachings of the religious spirit always seek to accomplish one essential thing; undermine the true identity of God, which results in the perpetuation of false identities for humanity.
No knowledge or False knowledge of the One True God = No knowledge or False knowledge of one’s true identity in Christ = An ineffectual witness for the Kingdom and lack of true apostolic authority
Incidentally…whether or not you choose to call yourself a Universalist is irrelevant. If your version of God results in the eventual salvation of all mankind, regardless of their choice for or against Christ here on earth, you are worshiping a god formed from your own understanding and the helpful input of demons.
The argument has also been used…and it’s a tired old argument…lol..that while we are so busy dealing with these issues of false teachers and screwy doctrine, the lost are ‘out there’ dying. The truth is, the lost are right here on facebook, right here in the ‘church’, and they are in greater danger than the ‘lost’ who are out there carousing in sin. Why? Because they have been suckered into believing they are ok…they said a little prayer, so they are ‘saved’ now…though they continue to live for themselves, fall into gross sin,and foolishly worship their own version of God!
While it’s true that we, the Blood bought believers, are all members of one Body with various gifts supplied by God for the edification of the Body, some use this truth to demand that we “stick together no matter what.” This humanistic viewpoint quickly unravels when the favorite analogy of false unity proponents is examined in the light of Scripture.
Simply put, if you’re determined to keep sticking your hand in the sewage of sin, which believe it or not, includes the worship of the false gods of the Universalists, and the casual acceptance of their high priests – I don’t want it anywhere near me ..”Cut it off.” ~Jesus
Amazing Grace? Or…
“Jesus, in His death and resurrection, has taken away all the sins of the world; there is absolutely nothing and no one—either now or at the last day—who isn’t being presented to the Father as clean as a whistle by Jesus. Of course, if there are some of us at the last day who want to argue with that and tell God we like our old, nonexistent version of ourselves better than his repair job on us in Jesus—well, at that point we can go to hell. But it’s only our non-acceptance of God’s acceptance that can get us there, not our sins.” -Robert Farar Capon, The Mystery of Christ
The above quote is taken from a on facebook, where it is celebrated as an exemplary revelation of God’s grace. I invite you to prayerfully read it for yourself. Your input is most welcome. I’ve included a portion of Scripture which came to mind as I read this. You may or may not find it to be appropriate. Richest thanks and blessings~
“I CHARGE you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by the light of His coming and His kingdom:
Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency, stand by, be at hand and ready, whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as a preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong. And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.
For the time is coming when people will not tolerate sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching for something pleasing and gratifying, they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold, And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.
As for you, be calm and cool and steady, accept and suffer unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.”
2 Timothy 4:1-5 (Amplified)