Will you go deeper?

Will you delve deeper into a more intimate relationship with Me? Will you dive deeper into the things I have for you? Will you dig deeper into My word so that you may know Me? For Lo, many just barely even try. Many do not even truly seek Me. For I have said, they that hunger and thirst after righteousness SHALL be filled. If you seek Me you shall find Me. Yet too many seek to know about Me. I say, seek Me. Seek to know Me. Seek to love Me and to desire Me. In your hunger and desperation for Me I will come. I will come and not only fill you but flood you to overflowing with all I am and with all I have sayeth the Lord God Almighty.

Where is your treasure at?

Allow Me to open the box of your heart. I will show you and expose exactly where your treasure is. For where your treasure is there will your heart be also. Do you not think I know? Do you think I do not see? For I know the hidden things of your heart. I know the deepest desires. For what goes in is what comes out. For out the of the abundance, the overflow of your heart, your mouth speaks. For I tell you, ANYTHING you treasure above Me is an idol. It has become a false god. For when I asked for your life, I asked for all of it, not just parts, here and there. I ask you, will you give Me your heart today? Will you give Me all of it? Allow Me to be your treasure. Allow Me to be your all consuming prize, the love of your life. For until you do you will NEVER know Me, you will never have a place in My kingdom sayeth the Lord God Jehovah.

Let Me kiss you!

Let Me kiss you with My glory. Let Me wrap My arms around you and hold you tight. Allow Me to bring you into My presence with singing and gladness. Do you not know I joy over you? Have you not seen I dance over you? For every time you do My will, every time you obey My voice, you give Me honor, you give Me glory. You are marked as mine. You have been marked as My own. I have set aside the very best for you. As you glorify Me and put Me before all, I will lift you up for all to see. I see your love. I know your heart. Allow Me to cover you and dwell in and amongst you. I desire the very best for you. For you have been called and you have chosen, chosen Me before all else. So let Me love on you and show you off, for I know in all things you will give Me all the glory, honor and praise sayeth the Lord God almighty.

No grid for sin by Tanner – age 18

This past week the Lord showed Me a concept that sharpened my viewpoint/mindset on sin in the lives of believers. This concept blessed me and encouraged me in the truth and I felt that it was right to share it:

Christians, real Christians that love Him, do not struggle to not murder. They do not have to try not to murder…murder, in a Christians mind, is totally unacceptable. Christians don’t even think to consider murder. The same goes for rape; no consideration. Even participating in drugs and alcohol, most Christians who love the Lord won’t even consider it. No desire for it. There are a number of Christians, who do not commit these sins, that say it’s impossible not to sin. Yet they do not murder and probably never will…because they don’t have a grid for it; it’s unacceptable. Something that Dan Mohler said that I also say is “our ability to fail doesn’t define us as failures…Our ability to sin doesn’t define us as sinners.” If someone is able to not murder, they should be able to not commit other sins. If someone is able to not murder, then they should be able to not commit one sin. They should be able to not commit any sin. They don’t have a grid for murder. A lot of Christians have a grid for selfishness, unforgiveness, lust, filthiness and many other things that the world does. The church has seen these things as acceptable. If Christians would have the same attitude toward all sin as they do murder they would never sin again. Christians have no struggle to resist a tempting thought from the enemy of murder. In fact, they don’t even feel like they are resisting the devil because it is effortless…they don’t have any desire to do it. The same applies for other sins. With all of this said, many believers still struggle with sins because of a lust that comes once in a while from the enemy to cause them to fall. When a believer is filled with the Holy Spirit they have new conviction. They no longer want to sin, but if they ignore that conviction and sin anyway, instead of relying on the Lord’s power, they will get in a rut where they don’t want to sin but at the same time sin is acceptable to them in a measure. When the enemy comes with temptation these people will fall into the same snare time and time again. To summarize, the reason why people are ensnared by sin is because they have some sort of grid for it. If there is no grid and no desire for sin it won’t be there. And the only way this is possible is by the transforming power of God. All we have to do is seek to know and truly love Him and ask Him to change our hearts for His glory. God does not have grid for sin and neither should we.

Luke 11:34 (KJV)

34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Matthew 6:22 (KJV)

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

Ephesians 4 (KJV)

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27 Neither give place to the devil.

28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

WILL YOU BE MINE?

Will you be My beloved friend? Will you take My hand and walk with Me? Will you spend time with Me? No, not just a little time here and there but will you spend quality time, intimate time? For I tell you, I will never leave you nor forsake you. Let Me be that friend that sticks closer than a brother. For I have given so much to be with you. I gave My best to restore you unto myself. You see, I am a jealous God. I am jealous for you. I long for you and you alone. I am unwilling to have you separated from Me. For that is why I sent My Son to die for you. So I ask you, will you give up your selfish desires and be mine? Will you come unto Me and be made whole? Will you love Me? For I first loved you and always will sayeth the Lord

Will you behold it?

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Will you behold it? Will you behold the beauty of My holiness? Will you behold the beauty of My glory? I say come, come behold My beauty. Come and Know Me. Come and behold My love and My mercy. Come into the secret place. Come into My chambers and know Me. For as you seek Me, you shall know Me as you are known. For I will flow in you. Yes, I will flow through you. Come behold Me and know I am God. For through your relationship with Me you will shine forth My light, My glory, My love and all I am. For I will speak to you as a man speaks to his friend. For I am yours and you are mine sayeth the Lord.

Am I a good God?

For lo, I tell you this, though it may seem to be a dark hour, I will shake all. Though you may seem trapped and caged in, I will break all loose. Just remember, I am He who sets the captives free. I am He who will cause all things that seem impossible to crumble and fall. Just praise Me, praise Me in the midst of all things. Praise Me even when all seems to fail and fall around you. Be that sacrifice of praise. Watch as I prove myself to you. Watch as I show to all the deliverance of My hand. For remember sorrow may endure for a moment, yet joy cometh in the morning. For I am the joy of your salvation. I am Lord God your deliverer. Rest in Me, rely upon Me and see the mighty works I do for those who trust in, rely upon and love Me fully sayeth the Lord.

Has the clock struck?

For lo, I tell you this, though it may seem to be a dark hour, I will shake all. Though you may seem trapped and caged in, I will break all loose. Just remember, I am He who sets the captives free. I am He who will cause all things that seem impossible to crumble and fall. Just praise Me, praise Me in the midst of all things. Praise Me even when all seems to fail and fall around you. Be that sacrifice of praise. Watch as I prove myself to you. Watch as I show to all the deliverance of My hand. For remember sorrow may endure for a moment, yet joy cometh in the morning. For I am the joy of your salvation. I am Lord God your deliverer. Rest in Me, rely upon Me and see the mighty works I do for those who trust in, rely upon and love Me fully sayeth the Lord.

Are you taught?

Have I taught your fingers to fight and your hands to war? Am I not a God of war? I have told you to fight the good fight of faith. My spirit leads and guides you. For though the enemy is a defeated foe, you are to still take ground. Have I not said, every place the souls of your feet tread I have given to you? The enemy would have you believe he is bigger, badder and more powerful than he really is.  It is time to take ground by force, by My spirit, by My name and by the blood of the lamb. I have given you all the tools and weapons you need. Just remember you are My child. You are an overcomer. You are MORE than a conquer. For you are seated at My right hand. The enemy is under your feet. Let Me remove all that would prevent you from seeing yourself as I see you and walk in My fullness says the Mighty Lord of hosts.

Would you dismantle it?

Would you dismantle the works of the enemy? For you have the tools. You have the power.  You have the authority. For remember, as I am so are you on this earth. I have given you all authority. You are to take ground. For I tell you this, as you walk in My love, you dismantle the works of the wicked one. As you submit to Me and glorify My name, you dismantle his works. For you shed the light of My love, the light of My truth and the light of all I am upon this world. So just abide in Me. Abide in My presence and shine forth all I am. It is through your intimate walk with Me the enemy is put to an open shame. For you glorify Me and shine Me forth sayeth the Lord of hosts.

Flesh VS. Spirit by Tanner – age 18

The difference between someone that lives a holy life and anyone else is not what they do…it is their heart and, for a lack of better term, their operating system. There are two systems a person can operate according to; the flesh and the spirit. When a person is filled with the Holy Spirit they then have access to a life where they live according to the Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit in someone’s life they cannot live according to the spirit. On the other hand, if someone is filled with the Spirit it does not mean they do not have the ability to live according to the flesh, it’s just a lot harder. Romans 8:8 (GNV) says, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Some people say it’s impossible not to live in the flesh. But that is not true…Paul would never talk the way he does about the separation between flesh and spirit if it was impossible to live in one over the other.If you read Romans 6-8 in context you will see what Paul has to say about the flesh and the spirit. Many people use Romans 7 as an excuse to sin. They say “look even Paul sinned” and use scripture out of context saying “things I want to do, I don’t and the things I don’t want to do, I do.” What Paul is talking about is not his struggles. Paul is talking about the attributes of his flesh without God’s spirit. When Paul says “I” he is talking about his flesh separate from God…Romans 7:18 (GNV)says, “For I know that in Me, that is IN MY FLESH, dwelleth no good thing; for to will is present with me: But I find no means to perform that which is good.” So, every time he says “I” in this chapter he is speaking of himself under the operating system of the flesh. Then in the beginning of chapter 8 (GNV) it says “NOW then, there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, which Walk not after the flesh but after the spirit.” Now Paul makes a distinction that if you’re in Christ Jesus you do not do Romans 7. Then Romans 8 goes on to tell you who you are under the operating system of the spirit. A person who is filled with the Holy Spirit has full access to both spirit and flesh but if you walk according to the spirit you come in alignment with sonship(Romans 8:14). All we have to do is have faith and obey Him as He leads. No one can ever truly live out holiness without living according to the spirit . God operates in the spirit and the enemy operates in the flesh. You have the choice of whose system you will operate by. “Set before you is life and death, blessings and cursings: therefore choose life.” Deuteronomy 30:19

Romans 6-8 King James Version (KJV)

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.

For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.

11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.

12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Have you built it?

What have you built? Have you built your house upon the rock? Have you built it upon the sand? Have you build a relationship upon ideas and doctrines or upon Me, My Spirit and My word? There are many, oh so many, who have built things based on the arm of the flesh. They have created things I did not build, and yet put My name on it. I will tell you the things you are to build. You are to build your relationship with Me. You are to build your faith. I tell you, you need to build upon Me. As you humble yourself and rely on Me, I will build you up. I will do what is needed. For those who are built upon My word, My spirit, My Son they will stand. Those who build upon the flesh, it will all fall away. So come, be built up and stand firm upon all I am sayeth the Lord.