Here are two questions I will ask you to ponder:
Is it a Gift that you already possess but choose to ignore/overlook?
Is it a Gift that would lead you to unlock your destiny? Because surely as you live, it awaits you.
There has been a battle waging for at least a year…though in the rear-view, I can see it extends as far back as 3 years ago.
Way back when…when I was still on Facebook, I recall asking a friend, Parker, about her insights into the Gifts of the Spirit. She referred me to 1 Corinthians 12. I recall telling her I was familiar with this book and chapter, but I still lacked knowledge and understanding. I was hungry for more of both.
Going back even further in time, I recall hearing about what’s known in the “Church World” as Speaking in Tongues. I heard about “Tongues” when we were attending church in California and I had just become friends with Paul and Marla (whose videos I have shared here previously).
When I asked Paul about what Speaking in Tongues was, he told me it was a Gift of The Spirit. I’d asked if he’d ever seen it in action, and he responded, “Yes.”
I was fascinated by that response. I had never heard of Speaking in Tongues prior and he went on to explain (briefly) about The Gift of Interpretation. I recall my immediate reply was, “I’d love to watch that in action and witness it!”
Last Spring Break – March of 2016, we were on the road to California to visit family and friends. En-route, we discovered that the friends we had planned to visit, were very sick with the flu. God works in mysterious ways. I had been really excited to see these friends because I had made personalized/embroidered gifts for their children (I’d finally finished them and had brought them with us to deliver them personally.)
I had loaded this huge gift bag in the car and it never occurred to me that I might not be able to give these gifts to them myself.
As my friend informed me of the flu bug and change of plans, my mind went into hyper-drive and all of a sudden plans were taking shape that I really couldn’t have put together on my own. If you are familiar with the term “divine appointments” this is what was happening.
During that trip, we ended up having dinner with Paul and Marla (Marla had offered to deliver the bag of gifts for me).
At one point, post-meal, Paul looked at me and said (something to the effect): “I’m supposed to give you a book. He wants me to give you this book. You’re supposed to have it” The book Paul was referring to is titled: “The Walk of the Spirit, The Walk of Power” by Pastor Dave Roberson. I have read this book twice and I am now re-reading it more slowly a 3rd time…and this time I’m trying to refer to the scriptures he mentions, as much as possible. If you would prefer to read this as a free epub (ebook) file: click here
In the past 6-9 months I came very close to writing about this book and sharing it here. A number of things occurred that interfered with my thoughts and decisions about doing so. After writing yesterday about “Mixed Truths” I realized that distractions aside, I just needed to get this post on the Gift of Tongues written.
It was last year after I read it the first time that I told a group of fellow believers about it. Those whom I told about it personally were blown away by Pastor Dave’s revelations and this book’s messages. That doesn’t mean everyone will feel the same.
Ultimately, everything I was wanting to know about the how, why and dynamics of 1 Corinthians 12 was answered (and then some more.) I never imagined how important this book might be to read. Yes, The Bible is our SOURCE but there are occasions to read books that God has anointed others to write.
“The Walk of the Spirit” is a fascinating picture, or further example (a study if you will by explanation) of the manifestation of the Day of Pentecost – when the Holy Spirit appeared as “flames or tongues of fire” (Acts 2:3) and entered the apostles. It explains beautifully why God’s Holy Spirit Language isn’t just for select people but He designed it for ALL people.
I’ve heard of a number of people comment that The New Testament is relevant, but not The Old. I disagree. You can’t throw out the baby with the bath water. We wouldn’t have the New Testament without the Old. Jesus Life and Work were intertwined in the Words of the Old Testament as part of Old Testament Prophecy. Jesus (Yahushua) was born into the line of the family of David (Acts 2:25-35) and everyone and everything originates from Adam and Eve. If you ignore the Old Testament, in effect you are choosing to ignore half of Who God says He is – and that is not wise.
God is both loving and righteous and that’s why He gave us Jesus; Yahushua is both Savior and Judge. Which means He both sits on the Mercy Seat and holds the Judges gavel. Given that He, as The Lamb, is the only one worthy to open the scrolls, I’d say that makes Him worthy of our respect. (Rev. 5:4-5)
I am finally sharing this book because I AM expected too. Because there are people out there that need to read it.
Did you know the New Testament, the bigger portion of which I understand was written by the Apostle Paul WAS the result of Paul praying in Tongues (more than any of the other disciples)? (1 Corinthians 14:18)
It was Paul’s active practice of utilizing the Holy Spirit Language that God INTENDED us to use that gave him the GOSPELS for us to read.
It was about mid-morning today I started hearing the words and melody to the song below; So, I am including it with this message.
With regard to this message of this post, for further confirmation and to read the applicable bible verses for yourself, Please refer to the scriptures below. As always Pray and Seek Wisdom and Understanding.
(1 Corin 14: 2, 4, 14, 15 and 1 Corin 12:10)
May you be richly Blessed by The Father
and His Peace Be Yours,
The Mid-West got pounded by heavy rains, thunder and lightning today. Which is fine by me. It’s in those moments of hearing rolling thunder – and seeing lightning flash across the sky that Yahveh’s power becomes not just phrases I read from the Bible but tangible; with His unmistakable presence attached.
Speaking of storms, I perused Instagram briefly tonight before a social media posting on there stopped me cold.
If it’s possible to be both absolutely sad as well as feel a form of Holy Anger then I guess you could say what I saw, “lit my fire”…
What I read – a quote from what I understand is a well known Pastor made me do a “double take” and then, a “triple take.”
I do not want to directly re-quote it and I’m not comfortable mentioning names because I don’t feel that would be the right thing to do.
I keep battling with myself about this, but honestly, my Spirit actually started to hurt after I read what had been shared:
Here it is paraphrased.
– If you’re not having a fun time, stop what you’re doing
and go back to where you left Jesus.-
Pardon me, but I have yet to read ANY part of the scriptures that mention WE ARE SUPPOSED to be having a FUN time…or did I miss the memo? (that is supposed to be my attempt at humor)
I agree that scripture mentions JOY….but Joy is mentioned by PAUL when he is in Prison (Romans 5:3). And as far as I’m concerned, Jesus trip to Calvary was not something “Fun.”
In fact, as I recall, He admonished us to carry our cross (Matthew 16:24 and Luke 14:27). In this moment, I am recognizing that we will ALL have to remain wide awake and sober in days to come.
Jesus told us that as time moved along we would start to SEE things going really weird and HEAR the same. As in things would start to become “Topsy-turvy” – (2 Thessalonians 2)
I had been remaining on Instagram for a number of reasons – among them was to find messages of encouragement and hope…creative ideas and inspiration. But today, I have run across so many mixed messages from so many different sources about truth being completely twisted (1 on Instagram, 2 on YouTube) that I AM going to have to step up my “listening ears” in acknowledging the days we are in.
Now, more than ever…it seems almost too obvious that our ears and understanding are going to be tested.
Cling to HIM, Saints…
Cling to HIS Truth,
and KNOW it.
The road with all the fun is probably wider than what we need…It’s the narrow path that Jesus told us would make us ready for the “True Test of Faith.”
(I found this post as unpublished in my “draft folder” – I’m not even sure when I wrote it…but it’s probably been at least a year, more likely two or three)
I ran across this music video entirely by accident. I loved the Divergent theme associated with Revive’s song, “Blink.”
I really relate with Tris – because of the tough choices she had to make – I’ve had to make many choices, as I’m sure have you.
Those choices take us down all sorts of winding roads. Many with obstacles and testing and trials we NEVER imagined we’d face.
Tris was faced with the choice of remaining in Abnegation or transferring to Dauntless and leaving everything she knew behind – an expectation along the lines of Jesus telling the rich man what he must do to enter heaven! (Mark 10:17-31)
“Once upon a time…..”
I remember being a pretty “happy go lucky” kid when I was young. I’ve tried to not let most things “get” to me.
Although I’m from the West Coast – My Dad originated from New England and my Mom from the Dakota’s.
They both ended up in the Northwest. A place, that as I understood…they both loved. I often heard Dad refer to it as “God’s Country.”
It was when I heard those words, “God’s Country,” all the way back in the early 1980’s that something in my spirit began to stir. A feeling of “restlessness” surrounded me. Dad words awakened something within me, something I was not to understand for sometime.
It has taken 3 decades for me to piece together what that “stirring” might mean. I am grateful for all the challenges and Praise God for the reality of who I am. I am bruised but not broken and most important I am Loved by The Father.
“Running the race” (Hebrews 12:1) has shown me who I am designed to be. It’s the challenges since early on that have provided that vantage point and it’s His Gift of Wisdom that provides the reflection. I recently heard someone tell me, “It had to be this way” – as in most of it wasn’t fun but it was all necessary. It is because of the trials that I have become (I hope) the Servant of God My Creator intended.
Way back then….when Mom and Dad were still alive, the house we lived in overlooked the Puget Sound. I remember standing out on the deck, looking out at the channel and the island… wondering, what on earth am I doing here? There may be a few of you out there who have thought (or felt the same things.)
What also is telling and revealing as I look back in time and as the the tears now to start surface, is one of the last conversations my Dad and I had while he was alive.
Mom had already passed the year before and we both had Grand Canyon sized holes in our hearts. I’m sure Dad never recovered from that loss – having to bury the love of his life…and there’s still an echo of pain in my heart to this day in her absence.
But I do remember this: He said, “Kenzel, you should get away from here. I think you should go to college in California”
“Really, Dad? Where? Why do you say that?”
“I don’t know, I just think you should. You need to get out of here. There’s no reason for you to stay. Go try something new. You should see new places.” Just reminiscing about that conversation almost gives me the chills. In hindsight, it was foreshadowing….
Well, I didn’t end up going to college in California after all. I did end up living there, twice over a span of 11 years. And that was enough for me.
The place I thought I always wanted to live was on the East Coast.
I had family in Massachusetts and Connecticut and after the parents died, I spent ample time out there. I always believed it was where I would live. As it turned out, I didn’t get to. For a long time I lived with huge regret about that. I’ve spent nearly two decades agonizing over why. What would keep God from letting me go where I WANTED to be? (Phil 4:19) Praise God that He is wiser than I and that all my days were mapped out because HE lovingly kept doors closed that did not need to be opened…including those carnal WANTS.
As with all things, God answers us in His good time. What he finally helped me realize was the answer to that longing I had in childhood.
The reason I didn’t feel like I belonged in the Northwest and the reason I never got to the East Coast; the reason I was tested and challenged: was to show me that this world is not my home (Hebrews 13:14). I was never supposed to feel comfortable here. I’ve a vagabond heart, a restless soul…and I belong with my Savior. I am Heaven bound. Although I searched for an appropriate scripture to match the use of vagabond heart above…the verse The Father has directed me to include is Exodus 14:1-4. As God would have it though, He had me read all of Chapter 14 – and I wept. His timing, as always is perfect.
Nothing this world has to offer is going to satiate my need for God or His Kingdom.
Have you ever read this?:
Matthew 6:20 (NLT)
20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
It took me too long to realize it, but God wanted me to place all of my Spiritual stock investments in Him.
No matter what state or city I lived in. No matter what style of clothing I wear or what food I eat, nothing would change the fact that the only place I would feel at home was back in HIS arms again.
God had placed the spark of this knowledge in my spirit. It was something I could acknowledge but not something I was spiritually old enough to recognize and interpret what it meant. He just didn’t want me to know until I was GROUNDED enough in Christ to not misunderstand HIS intent.
Christ didn’t belong in the World. That’s what He’s been trying to tell us since His ministry started. He told us that if HE didn’t belong, to be assured that We didn’t belong. And he wouldn’t leave us here, either.
If you’ve made Jesus your Rock and your Redeemer, accepted Him and repented then this world is not your home either. In all likelihood, you’ve felt the difference in your life since meeting the Holy Spirit.
If God is true to His Word and what he has promised is true then we are, as He had me write yesterday, the “Revelation Generation.” The time when what is written about in the Book of Revelation is about to pass and come to life.
People (mockers and doubters) continue to tout that if He hasn’t returned yet, why would he now?
Well, what if the only real problem is the time table…our time table. Our impatience.
What if the time table we’ve been measuring time on is different from that of God?
What if we’ve confused our selves because of semantics. Those with little or no faith will say that God’s not only delayed – he’s not coming back. Or, he hasn’t yet, why would he now? OR I hope he doesn’t come back in my lifetime….
What if all of our arguments really stem from our impatience, our fears, our doubt. What if we really just WANT to live in sin and don’t want to stop “playing while the cat’s away?”
AND, What IF the time for HIS return is around the corner???
2 Peter 3:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.
Think about it. If God’s framework of time is 1000 years = 1 day that means a WHOLE lotta time could have passed under our noses while it’s been less than a week (maybe two in the Spiritual realm) THINK ABOUT IT!
I don’t know the personal timing of Jesus’ return. I don’t think I want to. I just know He has told ALL of us to be ready. We can chose to be or chose not to be. But be aware – it will happen in the “Blink” of an eye. (1 Corinthians 15:52)
HE wants us ALL to know now, that the sense of not belonging was is a GIFT of the Holy Spirit. That is God’s claim on our souls as His own. Surrender who you are consciously to the mustard seed and let that grow and multiply.
He waiting on us to do that…He’s already at least a step ahead on the journey; Let Him guide your path way and allow Him to protect you.
Heavenly Father, Whenever You chose to send Jesus…when He comes, I pray that WE are all READY for HIM. And that the Oil in our Lamp is Full. Help us to remain awake. To not blink, to Prepare our hearts and our minds. To not just “Get Ready” but to “BE READY”
In Jesus might name we pray, Amen.
The Father has prompted me to share this now. I hesitated in doing so after I received it yesterday, in the early morning hours.
But last evening, while taking a walk…I gazed at the sky and trees…all the beauty and I thought: “God, when you tell us in your WORD you are going to shake things, what does that mean?”
“Child, I created what you see and my crowning achievement in all of that was Man. EVERYTHING you see around you will be shaken.” As HE said this, I was looking at the ground in front of me, already cracked and worn from time and use, the sun and elements. That’s when He went on to say, “Yes, even the ground around you, that already appears cracked and worn will be shaken. Nothing will be left as you see it.
This is part of Redemption: Mankind will not see it as such, but in order to bring restoration, the things I had you write about – the things to come as described in the Books of Daniel and Revelation…they must happen.”
*This was so difficult to write. Please, as you read this, I ask that you seek the Holy Spirit. Pray for Wisdom, Knowledge, Clarity and Peace.*
Do you hear it?
War is coming.
As it has been written in Matthew 24. As you have read in My Word…look to and read again! Understand and ask ME about Wars and Rumors of Wars…
The time is closing in when the rumors will be no more and the reality of Matthew 24 will be before your eyes.
It will arrive in ways you do not expect – though I have provided warnings through The Prophets of Old and though you see turmoil beginning world wide – you heed not.
The war on soil that comes from man – will be a show of force unseen and difficult to comprehend. Men and their machines on wheels…remember these words.
In My Word, it has been spoken of men fainting because of that which they witness on the landscape, a landscape that once was, will be no more.
Man’s pride has left no room for him to trust what the God of Creation has already warned about in scripture. Men’s hearts will fail them because their eyes will see things beyond the reality of the natural world they live in.
The church as it exists on earth today is nearly unrecognizable to ME. Shepherds tickle ears to appease their congregations and in doing so the flocks have failed to both repent and have not heeded my pleas for them to get to KNOW ME in my WRITTEN WORD. Being a believer is about more than attending a one hour church service or even spending half your day in your buildings.
Your bodies are temples where my Spirit should reign and rule – yet the buildings you visit and “attend” get more attention than the TRUE relationship I would most treasure you focusing on – By CHOICE rather than “ritual presentation.” This is part of my Free Will for you. And yet, you chose not.
Your Spirits, your inner man are weak. Physical strength is only a small part of the battle in the days ahead. Without your personal spirit strengthened by ME and without My Holy Spirit actively living within you.
The Days ahead will be perilous.
The days of warning are behind and that which must happen to usher in the Kingdom age is before you.
Pray and Ask that you be counted worthy.
Listen only for My VOICE and
Don’t look back.
Remember how to use My Armor and My Name.
These will be your protection.
I Love You,
I AM Jesus Christ
I AM Yeshua Hamaschiach
These are the scriptures you should reference as you seek Truth
2 Timothy 4:3-4
God and The Holy Spirit are really up to something.
The blog post I was prompted to write (on April 5th) You – Have- Kingdom Authority is climbing up the ladder to become one of the most popular posts He has had me “pen.”
Interestingly, the most read blog post – To Date – not to mention the shortest…that was “Spirit” led is “The Clash” and suffice it to say, I don’t really remember the process of writing it. It happened that fast…
Regardless of what the world sees, says or thinks – everything going on points to Matthew 24.
What I’m trying to say is that the issue of our Kingdom Authority, here on Earth, is about to shift into high gear. Are you Ready? How many of you have been hearing the words: “Get Ready or Be Ready.”
Although I am becoming extremely cautious about what I share on this platform I also cannot ignore teachings from others that will help readers of this blog, especially if they have helped me.
I have listened to Perry Stone for a couple of years now and also read several of his books. Much of what he says resonates with me. Yesterday he shared his weekly Manna-fest presentation taped while on tour from Jericho, Israel. This week’s topic is titled “Lifting The Enemy’s Gag Order.”
Perry said something which I have included and quoted (below) that made me realize I needed to share the video message as a follow up blog post:
“No Authority can be released from
a believer until it is spoken”
Perry Stone’s “Manna-Fest” – Published Friday April 13, 2017
Here are further scriptural confirmations I was given today to share regarding YOUR KINGDOM AUTHORITY:
Luke 10:19 King James Version (KJV)
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Acts 1:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
You and I – WE truly do HAVE Kingdom Authority. If you don’t or don’t know how to get it – ASK Him for it.
Maybe it’s time we individually ask Jesus HOW to use and WIELD the Power we have been given…
I did not get full sleep last night. I am still in the process of trying to make sense of the last month.
Be that as it may, while I was cleaning up tonight, I was talking with The Father about why I’m continuing to feel so “out of sorts” – and that was when I heard the words “holding pattern” mentioned, again. I remember hearing that term softly whispered a couple of times last week.
“What do you mean holding pattern?” I petitioned.
“Do you recall the Word of Knowledge I gave you to share? I have already given you two…”
“Yes, I thought I might delay sharing them since I’ve never done it on the blog…”
“There is no time like the present. You are in a holding pattern until you do so.”
“You have got to be kidding…”
“I do have a sense of humor, but you are still in a holding pattern until you release them.”
Folks, this blog is my only platform at the moment…and since it’s the one He gave me, I better act accordingly.
In the last week or so, I read an entry out of the Book of Mysteries (Day 106) titled The Audible Sapphire.
The following is a partial dialogue of the lesson:
Teacher: “The Hebrew word for sapphire comes from the Hebrew root saphar. And saphar means to speak, to tell, or to declare.”
Student: “So the word sapphire ultimately means to speak? What’s the connection?”
“The connection is this,” said the teacher. “More precious than any treasured jewel is the Word. Every Word of God is a sapphire, a spoken sapphire, and yet much more precious. If one has no treasures in this world, but has the Word of God, then one is rich. Every Word of God is a treasure of priceless value. So when you read or hear a Word from God, receive it as if you were receiving a priceless jewel. And give it the same way.”
Not very long after I read this day’s lesson; I received the following:
“I want you to tell the ‘Firefighting Medic’ that he is my Audible Sapphire. He seeks me with his whole heart. Because of this, he is one of the richest men.
Be assured, My son, that in the days to come – though you care for the injured and hurting in your vocation – The WORDS you speak will do more than express thought. They will feed men’s hearts, change lives and bring the dead to life.”
The above could apply to just one person, or more than one person. If you are reading it and you identify with it in your soul – as in – you know that you KNOW that The Holy Spirit is talking to YOU then the message is likely for you.
I am only sharing it out of obedience.
May each of you Be Blessed beyond measure, just by reading this,
There has been a plan from the Beginning.
In the Beginning: God gave us Hope Eternal.
All was not Lost that day in The Garden (of Eden) – Nor was it Lost on The Cross at Calvary.
Nothing is EVER Lost –
Even when Good Friday looked like the end of it all…
Because Three Days Later , Jesus gave Us Hope Eternal
I’m going to open this blog post with a WORD of Prayer:
Heavenly Father: I ask that you cover this message with not just your love, but your truth. Allow it to provide whatever message is needed to sustain, uplift, overcome or edify. Your WORD is what carries us each day and will carry us into Eternity. Amen
This morning as I was driving I heard the name “Samantha.” I figured I would need to keep my eyes and ears open to be able to know when “Samantha” crossed my path. I don’t think I personally know of anyone by this name so I figured The Father would point her out to me.
As it happens, I was watching the Operating in the Gifts of the Spirit video series and as I did, I then heard, “Write to Samantha.”- I understood I was to write the letter on this blog and Samantha would be guided to come here and read it. I don’t take the directive of the Holy Spirit lightly, so I’m going to obey and follow his lead. Here is God’s Word for you, Samantha:
(Received on January 30th 2016 ~11:30am)
(Update: Last week, as I was shopping and in the check out line…the cashier’s name was Samantha. As I noticed her name I took a long pause. Tonight, somehow I knew seeing that name was a gentle reminder to post/publish this. 4/15/2017)
My Dearest Daughter…thank you for following my lead and for arriving at this place and point in time. I know the journey has been difficult – I have seen every moment and felt every emotion you have had to endure. The road has been paved (often not) with difficulty but it will not be this way forever. Please know that I hold every tear you have shed. I have shouldered your burdens and heartaches; I have been right there, even if it seems at time that I am a million miles away. The truth is, I have been right by your side – and I will remain there.
Do not lose heart.
Do not lose hope
Keep seeking ME.
Let the Peace of my Presence fill you.
Allow my Love to penetrate into your deepest hurts and help restore you. I AM your Healer. What you need, I can provide – just ASK. Know that I AM on your side and you are never alone.”
And Finally I am supposed to share this with you: Here is The Aaronic Blessing. From Numbers 6: 24-27 (KJV)
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.
God Bless you, Samantha…you are a precious jewel in God’s eyes….