Monday, 20 February 2017
How Big is your God?
Mine is getting bigger.
I am going to sound mean here once again, but a. it's because Elaine is real enough, and b. it's to open people's eyes.
My God is bigger than Elaine Glover's God. Whether she meant this, (at least after some thought) but out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, and on her Swanage video she said in that much resigned way that weary evangelists say.....all I am concerned about is the Lord coming back and sharing the gospel.
In the Light I have now I say that isn't truthful. if we really wanted the Lord to come back we would be listening to Him.
Just as the disciples completely blanked out Jesus whenever He spoke about dying and being resurrected on the third day, so Christians do the same about the Commission that God has given the Church.
It is easy to be like Jews and think only in terms of forgiveness....
so in this mentality you preach a gospel of forgiveness.
You take Jesus command
Preach the gospel to every creature....
Register this as "the gospel of forgiveness" or "the gospel of being born again (John 3) " and Bob's your uncle, the earth is waiting for the coming of the Lord when Jesus will fix everything up.
Hmmmmm. I think history has already proved Jesus is doing more than that as His leaven fills the earth.
In Jesus day....there was nothing really but lords and servants......now internationally, democratic rule has spread.Nowhere faster than out of Christians in 17th Century England.
In Jesus day....there were slaves. For centuries this has been maintained, actually by many of the same family lines that are in power to this day. Slavery was the province of Arabs and Venetian Jews and traders and royalty. Slavery was stopped by Christians.
Without Jesus coming back!!!!!!
MY GOD IS BIGGER THAN HIS NAME..
My GOD HAS MAGNIFIED HIS WORD ABOVE HIS NAME.
What does this mean?
Well initially God has taken steps to RAISE HIS NAME in all the earth. When this was becoming impossible God brought the Flood as judgment, and restarted with one preacher of righteousness and his family.
Firstly through a family of forefathers who sought Him, (Terah, Abraham, Isaac then Jacob), then through a people "cooked " in the oven of Egypt, God raised a people
CALLED BY HIS NAME
TO REPRESENT HIS NAME in all the earth.
Conversely God has allowed the same people, and Christians after them, to both raise His Name and tarnish His Name in all the earth.
WHY would God who is utterly holy, utterly pure, utterly loving allow His own Name to be so damaged?
Well actually it's similar to a magician working a magic trick.
Part of the skill of a magician is not performing a trick, that would be over too quick. So they build up and embellish decoy events while the main thing is still going on in the background.
GOD'S MAIN THING IS ON ANOTHER LEVEL ENTIRELY.
While , depending on your attitude, man is either dismayed or rather pleased at the sullying of God's Name
God's actual plan is to bring forth Jesus Christ in the earth after the order of His own pattern Son who was sown, if you remember into the ground.
HE MAGNIFIES HIS WORD
HIS INTENTION TO INCARNATE HIS DIVINE WORD, JESUS,ACROSS THE EARTH.....HE MAGNIFIES THIS PROJECT WAY WAY ABOVE HOW MEN MAY FEEL ABOUT HIS NAME AT ANY GIVEN INSTANT.
THIS IS HIS WORD, THAT WAS WITH HIM AND IN HIM FROM THE BEGINNING
THAT CHRIST SHOULD NOT BE ALONE
BUT HAVE AN EQUAL BRIDE.
This is the size of My God.
This is the size of the work of the Holy Spirit who is sent into the earth after the pattern of Abraham's servant, who sought out Rebekah for Isaac while he meditated in the field.
Jesus, the Lord, is meditating in the heavenly field.
He sees internally, and is bringing forth a Bride out of every nation and tongue....
But He's doing this NOW through His "manservant" the Holy Spirit all while meditating in the heavenly field.
Sit at My right hand Son and don't move
Until your enemies are made to be your footstool.
The devil's oft repeated teaching about God is that He is gripping the rails of heaven very tightly , seething with anger about how His Name was being treated....just about keeping control of Himself before He bursts forth in anger and consumes everybody.
He magnifies His Word above His Name. His Word is His main project. He has sent forth His Word....
through His own Son
through His Church
Is55.11 so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
There is nothing that betrays the real arc of God's Plan quite like the whole of Psalm 8. Please read the whole thing, then we will break it down.
1 O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
Who have [a]displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established [b]strength
Because of Your adversaries,
To make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
3 When I [c]consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have [d]ordained;
4 What is man that You [e]take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
5 Yet You have made him a little lower than [f]God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen,
And also the [g]beasts of the field,
8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
Notice with me that the beginning and the end DON'T vary.
Though God has magnified His Word above His Name....actually at no point is His Name anything other than unutterably marvellous. In reality.
It is just allowed to be perceived differently.
Notice GOD'S MEANS of answering His Name isn't what heaven expects
Isn't what earth expects
Nobody expects it!!!!
According to the gospel of Elaine Glover and the rest of America too.....God sorts His own Great Name out by coming back and doing it Himself at His coming.
THE REASON GOD DOESN'T DO THAT IS FOR THE SAME REASON GOD IS NOT A MARVEL COMIC.
Any God can sort themselves out.
They are higher than any other being.
But God is higher still.
He intends to "sort His own Name out" (which by the way, hasn't actually gone anywhere)
USING THE MOUTHS OF BABES AND SUCKLINGS.
USING CLAY FLESH AND BLOOD BEINGS, IN WHOM THERE IS NO BREATH OF THEIR OWN....BUT ARE DEPENDANT EVERY SECOND UPON THE SPIRIT BREATH OF HIS MOUTH.....
and we are ordained to utter the glorious judgments and rulership.....to subdue all the works of His hand on earth.
To still the epicentre of a cosmic rebellion
USING US ???? Wooooooooowzers???
"to make the enemy and the revengeful.......stop for a bit????"
NO.....TO CEASE ALTOGETHER.
Psalm 24 says out of our mouths we speak to the Ancient Doors that have been trampled down.....HEY BE LIFTED UP THAT THE KING OF GLORY MAY ENTER IN
Psalm 110 says there will come a people who are entirely devoted, entirely willing, entirely like Romans 12....living sacrifices....IN THE DAY OF HIS POWER. What Power?Psalm 5. 2 the STRENGTH , the POWER established IN THE MOUTHS of babes and sucklings to make the enemy and the revengeful cease.
Psalm 134 at the end of a long 14 psalm ascent into the Holy of Holies the people of God declare out of Zion Blessings upon the whole earth !!!!
But it is THEY who speak it. IT is this people who are commissioned to speak this Word of the Lord.....it isn't Jesus who speaks it as He comes back and like a Marvel comic god , sorts the situation out .
Read Psalm 134. It is only short.
Behold, bless the Lord, all servants of the Lord,
Who serve by night in the house of the Lord!
2 Lift up your hands to the sanctuary
And bless the Lord.
3 May the Lord bless you from Zion,
He who made heaven and earth.
Then at the end of Psalms, Psalm 149 states
Let the high praises of God be in their [c]mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations
And punishment on the peoples,
8 To bind their kings with chains
And their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 To execute on them the judgment written;
This is an honor for all His godly ones.
Praise the Lord!
This is why Ephesians 6 comes at the end of Ephesians.
So many Christians on Facebook have a false gospel.. Their gospel begins with Ephesians 6. They declare that Jesus has done it all on the Cross. We don't do anything.
This too is the Marvel comic god again, but this time this god has finished it all at the beginning on the Cross.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth has overcome as the Last Adam,
firstly in His 30 years as a natural man without sin, but possessing as Adam did originally, a nature without sin.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth overcame as the First of a New Priesthood, addressing the strong adversary over His whole nation. He was given a ministry over Israel only.
He walked only doing what He saw the Father doing which led Him to be perceived as a blasphemer....
but only by everybody else who still walked in the blasphemy of "the independent self delusion" told to man as a lie in Genesis 3.
Standing in for us as the specially prepared Lamb of God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth who was without sin, took into the grave with Himself, not just this blasphemous Genesis 3 spirit that appertained to Israel....
but God made His own Son the Lamb that takes away the sin, the false sin spirit, the false blasphemous spirit that is the root of all "sins"....but now the "sin of the world"....THE WHOLE WORLD...
and in that sense Christ won the victory for all time regaining everything that was lost in Genesis 3.
The Head was given rule, not over Israel, not over the planet, but was made the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, the Name above everything that has been named....
And then, in heaven, God the Father has given Jesus, as Head over all things to His Body the church.
We learn this in Ephesians 1.
We are made new on our insides. We are also baptised in the Spirit as functioning priests in this new order begun by Jesus as He stepped out of the Jordan.
We then work with that new consciousness in Ephesians 2,3,4 and 5
in our families
as a redeemed community
in our jobs
in our relations with earthly rulers and infrastructures
Until by Ephesians 6 we KNOW our word of faith
we are experienced in it
We know our authority in the real world
This gives us the faith to go up against principalities and powers.
Israel's time in Egypt, their deliverance from Egypt, their trials and testings over 40 years gave the next generation the faith to go up against Jericho and the rest of the giants in the Land.
God deliver us from all Marvel comic gods, and bring us full time into the the mandate we have in Psalm 5.
Move Elaine Glover completely out of her makebelieve Never Never land......the Marvel comic god who comes over the hill and rescues her as a princess from ever having to do, to believe to speak to anything.
Move Sylvia Pearce, Tandy Coatney Roel Velema (defriended me) and any other Union crowd out of their false Marvel comic beliefs that Jesus, having accomplished it all, never calls us to do anything as the battle is all over.
The same too with Francois and Lydia Du Toit , Andre Rabe and Mary-Anne Rabe. That not content to lay first things messages again and again with new bunch after new bunch, they begin to see that we are "made to rule" by experiences such as Romans 6 and 7....
where it's not just a psychology of mimetic violence that is the problem, it is Satan himself as us expressing his own person from the beginning....
"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks [n]a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
IT IS NOT JUST POSITIVITY. We have to be brought by the Holy Spirit into all truth. To an altar of Incense, where we can begin to see where our inner seeing was faulty, that we were never independent beings.
Some of us committed adultery, became overtook by all manner of concupiscence as Paul says. But we needed hardwiring with the Rock of our souls. Before we went through this we had no clear idea of the mud and sand and silt between our perception of the Rock, and the Rock Himself.
"Yet once more must I shake the heavens and the earth as of things that can be shaken."God says.
Always, those who haven't experienced Romans 7 laugh at this point and treat you as mad. But we say like Jesus in John 8. "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand [m]what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word."
For that is the great work of the Spirit upon whom we rely and can now talk like Jesus in this manner.
We have a face like the sun and the moon of separation under our feet.