Enjoy this from my friend Reginald Holiday… blessings. Jim!
In our last post we shared with you the context of the seven foundational experiences for all believers in Hebrews 5:12-6:1-3. In this installment, we want to begin looking at the first of the seven foundational experiences which is “Repentance from Dead Works” (See Hebrews 6:1). Wuest Translation: Therefore, having put away once for all the beginning word of the Messiah [the first testament in animal blood, i.e., the Mosaic economy], let us be carried along to that which is complete [the new testament in Jesus’ blood], not again laying down a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God (Eerdmans). We are urged by the writer to not lay again the foundation of these seven experiences which are then listed beginning with “Repentance from Dead Works“.
What is meant by “…not laying again the foundation…” Spurgeon says of…
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The download and flow of apostolic revelation and impartation has been so strong as we gain insight and wisdom to what Father is saying to the regions and how He is bringing kingdom alignment to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear!
What a mighty God we serve….
Ps. 27:1,11-14- The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? Of whom shall I be afraid? Teach me Your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies. Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and such as breathe out violence.
I WOULD HAVE LOST HEART, UNLESS I HAD BELIEVED THAT I WOULD SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING. WAIT ON THE LORD; BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN YOUR HEART; WAIT, I SAY, ON THE LORD!
I. Co. 16:9- For a great and effectual door has opened to me, and there are many adversiaries.
Dear Loved Ones and friends!
Pam and I thank God for you and for another year of His goodness and grace! This passage of scripture is about David’s battle with fleshly and adversarial enemies in his quest for his kingdom. Then, Paul the apostle talked about the adversaries of the apostolic call and mandate. It seemed through about the first nine months of the year 2019, there were many “adversarial” things going on, but it wasn’t a”fleshly” battle against flesh or blood, or even fighting against the devil! It was as Paul wrote to His ministry son Timothy in I. Tim. 1;18- This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that be them you may wage the good warfare.” ( the apostolic call, career, commission, and campaign to extend the kingdom of God and his military warfare!)
When I thought some of the things we were facing were about to get the best of us, and as David said, “I would have fainted…”, our Father God came through with some powerful adjustments in our lives that helped us shift out of what I perceived to be some “overwhelming” situations. On Sept. 29, we had a fifth Sunday meeting a with a core group of elders and sons that, in a time of transparency and honesty, the LORD broke some things off of our backs that began a healing and special process!!
For the next three months leading up to last night, Dec. 29, another fifth Sunday special “Heart of the Father” meeting, we saw a culmination of a great process, purpose and powerful presence of the Father manifest in our lives! Pam and I have always trusted the LORD and believed in his supply as we gave our very souls for the kingdom, and the restoration of His divine order and authority!
We opened up the meeting on very short notice to some of our friends and ministry people around the region, and the sense of this New Day, New Era, and coming new decade confirmed that He had done a “quick work” after what had seemed to be some tedious times and seasons. We have been living and trusting His word in Psalm 103:1-5 for the past few years:
“BLESS the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, SO THAT YOUR YOUTH IS RENEWED LIKE THE EAGLE’S.”
Yes, we would have fainted, or lost heart, but the LORD sustained us and kept us. We really sense and believe that after some strange tests and fiery trials, we have pressed through and entered into another new dimension of His Rest and peace! Father has surrounded us with and answered us with the saving strength of His right hand and we are ready to move forward.
As we close out this year and this letter, we wanted to give opportunity as we do from time to time when asked about it, to post this online giving page from our blog. If you would like to make an end of the year offering, then just click on the link below to give. He has already opened up some new doors of travel and to extend the apostolic into new regions and areas, and we’re excited about this coming year of 2020.
We love and appreciate every one of you, and may Father give you great increase and insight as you continue to pursue his kingdom! Kingdom blessings!!!
Yours for the kingdom,
Jim and Pam
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Yes, and Amen!!
I have a message for you, enemy of God: Christ is still a carpenter and He is still building His church. The Kingdom of God is under construction. While your world is falling apart, ours is coming together. Jesus said it Himself, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
The rage of California; New York elitism; secular progressive education; Hollywood; and Silicon Valley— all these self-identify as the Gates of Hell. And thus, according to the Son of God, they shall not prevail. YOU CAN’T STOP WHAT JESUS IS BUILDING. You are no match for the Mighty One who is building His church.
Don’t be fooled by your artificial gains. It may seem like the faithful have been driven underground. It may look like perversion is prevailing. By your measure…
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Amen, “kingdom of this world becoming the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ…” Rev. 11:15
I find it quite ironic: Kanye West has turned his concerts into a mission while the church has turned its mission into a concert. He is winning souls, but getting criticized by believers who won’t win souls.
Is Kanye’s conversion real? Are his motives pure? Does he really know Christ? One honest look at the American church makes these questions seem bizarre. These are the very questions the American church should be asking itself, not Kanye.
It reminds me of the time the disciples got all territorial about anyone outside their group doing ministry: “John answered Him, saying, ‘Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.’ But Jesus said, ‘Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. For he who…
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Contemplating the current situation and state of the church, it doesn’t differ much than from the world! I was laying down at the end of a beautiful day with Pam celebrating our anniversary here in our beautiful hotel room in Galveston and heard this: COLLISION COURSE!
I know it doesn’t take much discernment to recognize this because of all that is happening in the world system. We know a “collision course” means that “two or more things are heading together to collide!” It’s very easy to see that with what’s happening in the natural and it certainly seems all negative.
But as I sit here writing, waiting on the Lord, the two worlds that are colliding in our (spirit) world are 1) kingdom of God or Christ, and the kingdom of this world; and 2) The true church (ecclesia) that Jesus is building, and the “institutional” church that man is building. We’ve all really known this, but now, it seems, there is no more middle ground! The line is drawn in the sand, and “LET THE (true) WORSHIPERS ARISE!!! The hour is come, and now is, that the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. (John 4:23)
We know, according to Jesus the head and builder of the church, you cannot serve two masters. You have to cling to the one, and leave the other. Upon the rock of revelation and the foundation of Jesus Christ, the gates of hell (hades) will not prevail against the church! (Matt. 16:18) The Father has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love…( Col. 1:13, amp)
The true church that Jesus is building is not made up man-made things, such as wood, stubble and hay, but is literally made of and consists of the eternal things, like gold, silver, and precious stones. (I. Co. 3:12) The best of man-made intentions, buildings, programs, and inspiration will never compare to the inspired (God-breathed) word of God! (2 Tim. 3:16)
Hebrews 12:18,22,23a, 25,27-29- For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest…But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,…
See that ye refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven: And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Wherefore, we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved (shaken), let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE!