Wednesday, February 28, 2018

How the Word of God can truly bring transformation and power to your life: The Three Likenesses of God's Word (A vision of the Throne Room)

I saw in the Throne Room of Heaven (in a vision), somethings that were very interesting; a Golden Jar full of Manna and a large Fire hovering in the air. I was perplexed and the Lord showed me the Manna as being the Bread of Heaven, the Word of God. I saw the Manna being sent out to the Earth (whether through angels or not, I couldn't quite tell) but then I saw something so sad; So much of that Manna was being missed! There were so many believers who were surrounded by this Manna and didn't reach out for it.

I also asked Him about the Fire, since at first I thought it was a representation of the church. But He told me to look in His Scriptures and see how it was His Word which was surprising to me since I was only aware that fire represents judgment, the Spirit and purification (refining). I told Him, that I was familiar with the Word being like bread and like Water, reminding Him of the River of Life from the Throne that John saw (Rev 22:1), and He said that yes, that was His word too. But His children needed to understand more of the Manna and the Fire of His Word.

So are you ready for this journey into Scripture? These are how God's words will work powerfully in your life!

1) The Water of His Word

Crystal clear, the stream is so refreshing in the noon, summer sun. Have you ever drank from a fresh water spring, bubbling forth in the hottest months but ever so cold and fresh?

The way most of hear the Word of God is as water. The Water of His Word is Refreshing and Encouraging. It comforts us and revitalizes us. And do not forget - the water of the Word WASHES us from the dirt of everyday living (see John 13:10 below).

Alas, in this day and age we like the EASY word more than any other. Tell us we'll be blessed. Tell us we are loved. Tell us we are under Grace! Tell us we are forgiven (AMEN to all of that!). But if those was enough then why are Jesus' last recorded words so different that message??? (See Rev 1-3). I cringed when I came across these words:
They continually say to those who despise Me, 'The Lord has said, "You shall have peace" '; And to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say, 'No evil shall come upon you.' Jer 23:17
Friends, these things I just mentioned, His Love, Forgiveness, Grace and Blessings, they are foundational. But we are building foundation after foundation and we have not laid one brick! Our houses (i.e. our lives) are just deep foundations, deep wholes in the ground with steel spikes, ready to serve as a solid, immovable base for magnificent structures, which are NOT being built!!! Imagine, going through the down-town of your city and seeing one whole in the ground after another, but  there are no laborers, no construction going on, just the bare steal network of a foundation.

Look, this is what Jesus was talking about when He said:
Which of you, wishing to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost to see if he has the resources to complete it? Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This man could not finish what he started to build.’ Luke 14:28-30
Just to be clear, God's words are never condemning, imparting fear, giving guilt or causing panic and strife. However, because we've been mired in condemnation and legalism and the dry bones of Spiritless teachings, the church has reacted to this travesty with human wisdom, not heavenly wisdom. And so people today like the easy word because A) it isn't condemning and legalistic and B) it does not require much effort or response because it keeps you comfortable; you are promised true transformation while you do nothing (such as, oh bricklaying and house-building!).

You see, the Water-like Words of God washes you only on the outside and it's refreshment will easily wear out as soon you exercise. Do you get what I'm saying?

You need the type of Word that goes deeper than just refreshment and comfort and external washing. You need the Word that jolts you with the very DUNAMIS Power of God from His Spirit! (that's where the Fire comes in!)

Let me both scientific and philosophical; physical life is biochemistry and the very air that this biochemistry breathes, is water. All living things are made up primarily of water, no exceptions. While we all know you can not live long without water, my questions is, can you live on water alone?

No, you need SOLID FOOD... that is the Manna.

Here are some verses to back all this up;
Jesus told him, “Whoever has already bathed needs only to wash his feet, and he will be completely clean. And you are clean..." John 13:10
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. John 15:3
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation... 1 Pet 2:2
Now milk is a little stronger than water, but still it's for babies!
We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain, because you are dull of hearing. Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to reteach you the basic principles of God’s word. You need milk, not solid food! Everyone who lives on milk is still an infant, inexperienced in the message of righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained their sensibilities to distinguish good from evil. Heb 5:11-14
His voice sounded like roaring water... Ezek 43:2
His voice was like the roar of many waters. Rev 1:15

2)  His Word is like Manna

He rained down manna for the people to eat, he gave them the grain of heaven. Ps 78:24
In the vision I saw, the Lord also showed me the Ark which had the manna that He once gave to the Children of Israel, but the Golden Jar that's heaven's host gave out so gleefully to the human race was set apart and different.

And as I wondered at how the Manna of the Golden Jar was wasted by the sons of men, I went closer to see this Manna in the jar; I saw Jesus and the Father but coming beside me was the Holy Spirit (they are One, yet in the Spirit Realm, they are seen as One and yet Triune. Don't ask me to explain further because I can't!). And that was when the Lord told me that it was only by the Spirit that we can eat this Manna!
"Truly, truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world... I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never thirst. But as I told you, you have seen Me and still you do not believe.". John 6:32,33,35
See how Jesus told the people that Spiritual Blindness kept them from eating the Word! All this wasted Manna was because people can not SEE. They do not see, not in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense, and likewise they have become dull of hearing as well, again not in the physical but spiritual.

We need the HOLY SPIRIT to understand, see and hear the Spiritual Realm. We need the Holy Spirit to help us eat the Manna and show it to us and even to seek it! Without the Holy Spirit the Manna is lying all around you and you remain all the hungrier though the answer to your hunger is right there. This is so important because the Manna-like Word of God is what sustains and gives life to the child of God.

Invite the Holy Spirit to TEACH you His Word. What a prayer that will be! What a prayer! [here's more about that prayer that I really encourage you to see too]

3) Finally, the Fire of His Word

When I saw the FIRE I wondered greatly. It was the Word of God, Jesus said. (I know He is the Word... that was funny. The Word of God was telling me what the Word of God is like!)

But I wondered because I was only familiar with the Word being like Water and the Bread of Life (True Manna of Heaven). And here I had to investigate further.

The Real Purpose of the Fire of God's Words... is to purify and make zealous. 

We don't like to hear that anymore... again, because it rings of legalism and gracelessness, but that is only because the enemy has tainted purity and zeal with legalism and condemnation and guilt. When God speaks His Words of Fire, His desire is NEVER to condemn and make His people feel bad and guilty but instead, He speaks in the Fire of Love:

AS MANY AS I LOVE, I chasten and convict, BE ZEALOUS, and reform. Rev 3:19

This was one of the last recorded words of Jesus! God's Fiery Word is so crucial because it removes the filth inside, it TRULY transforms you from the inside out, because it is like the "Refiner's Fire" that refines precious metals and makes them even more brilliant and amazing. Isn't that what you want?

But all these words have been hijacked by the message of religion (which is the Anti-Christ message that is against GRACE).

Repentance (or to 'reform') is letting go of self-sufficiency, changing the heart and mind.

Being zealous is to seek FIRST His Kingdom and His Righteousness, not the pleasures of the world, the desire for monetary wealth or even the blessings of God in this earth!

We do not want this nowadays, because we are hearing, "Just rest in Jesus, just trust in Jesus, know you're identity, etc and it will all change." That is all fine, but it is incomplete! Not untrue, just not whole.

There is a missing link. If you want the breakthrough's in your life, you need to hear this:

Just ask for the Fire of His Word and the Fire of His Spirit!!!

That transformation can only happen when you are proactive from a position of REST in Christ, understanding the GRACE of Jesus and how He is YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. It's only from a position of Super-Grace, Abundant Rest and Fiery Love of Christ that you can have a truly transformed Life and Life to the fullest. But it doesn't mean you "believe and confess", only to do nothing.

It means, you cherish and believe and DO very much something... you ask for His Wisdom and then the Power to act on it. That's when you move from glory to glory and strength to strength. That's where the transformation comes, it comes all with a very peaceful and strife-less way, a peace so strong it plows through any form of resistance that you may face.

Let His Words have the final say and may the Lord give wisdom to each of us!

"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD... Jer 23:29 
These people will be like wood. ... Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, Because
you speak this word, behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire... Jer 5:14 
...His word is in my heart like a fire... Jer 20:9 
The words of the Lord are true words: like silver tested by fire and burned clean seven times. Ps 12:6 
In the daytime also He led them with the cloud, And all the night with a light of fire. Ps 78:14 
Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire. Ps 104:4 
Then the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire within a bush. Ex 3:2 
From the brightness before Him Were brands of fire kindled! 2 Sam 22:13 
This is what the Son of God says--He who has eyes like a flame of fire, and feet resembling silver-bronze. Rev 2:8

Do you want to learn more about visions and dreams?

What I love about these visions, is they are like parables that one can extract so much from! I mention and write the visions so you can also enjoy the parable and think on it yourself. And as you can see, look at how much confirmation there is in the word (this is an absolute necessity and without it there is no power in these visions). To me, these visions illuminate so much. I truly believe in our great inheritance and that in Christ every promise of Scripture is a yes, so if you want to learn more about the promise of His Spirit and visions and dreams (Joel 2:28) CLICK HERE!

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