The following is what Holy Spirit is presently saying to me.
1). The primary strategy of the defeated one is to alienate and isolate all of us from the purpose of Yahweh and one another.
2). As it pertains to believers, he primarily accomplishes his diabolical plan by doing something within our spheres of influence or lives that will adversely affect our finances, or cut us off from that which has already been supplied.
3). As it pertains to believers, if he cannot find a way to steal from us directly, he will look for a way to indirectly affect our finances through sickness, disease, poverty and failure.
Note: What I am hearing about all of this is going to be a game changer for all of us.
Question: How does debt and consumer driven credit spending fit into the above picture?
Question: Can we ever truly learn to be abased or abound, as long as our lives are being consumed with making a living, paying the bills and the daily grind? Whatever happened to being content?
Question: If we continue to live our lives in debtor’s prison, will we not someday succumb to the pressure to continue to provide, and in the end be crushed by the weight of it all?
Conclusion: As long as our lives are tethered to debt, our health and livelihood are in jeopardy, and if our health and livelihood are in jeopardy, then all that we have become is at risk.
What is the Word of the Spirit for your life?
“You will live, finish strong and fulfill the practical will and purpose of Yahweh for your life.”
If we continue to hear and obey the voice of the Spirit, this will most assuredly become a part of our testimony and destiny.
“Making shipwreck is easy. Staying the course takes skill.”
When your life is on the line, no amount of pre-kingdom prayer is going to help you, and you will need the word of the Spirit for your life if you are going to finish strong.
“Yahshua did not pray for the sick, He healed them.”
Note: Yahshua knew the word of the Spirit for the lives of those whom He encountered. He spoke the word of the Spirit to them in obedience, but it was their faith that empowered the word to heal, deliver and set them free.
Faith is NOW. It is never found in the past or future. When your faith agrees with the Word of the Spirit for your life, you will have what you say NOW. In other words, the reason that you are not seeing any significant change in your life right NOW is because the provision, solution and answers for which you seek are trapped in the past, or they are waiting for you in the future you are creating.
Note: Yahshua instructed His disciples to go out preaching the Kingdom. He did not tell them to pass out tracts, protest or invite people to church.
Matthew 10:7-8 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. NKJV
Luke 9:1-2 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. NKJV
Luke 10:8-12 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, ‘The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’ But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city. NKJV
Conclusion: Everywhere we go our lives should testify and bear witness to the Kingdom of Yahweh. We should be healing the sick, cleansing lepers, raising the dead and casting out devils where necessary. Making a difference should not be optional. Changing the worlds in which we live, should be our reason for living.
Last evening, as I was driving home from town, I heard and saw something that I know to be the voice of the Spirit and a brief glimpse of where we are going in this generation. I was not thinking about anything in particular and I was enjoying the ride home when I heard, “This is a critical moment in the history of this generation.”
As I pondered the above statement, He began to speak to me about how this nation, at this time, is in the same predicament that Rome and other nations found themselves during the life and times of Yahshua the Messiah. When I say life and times of Yahshua the Messiah, I am not suggesting that He is no longer with us. I am using it as a point of reference to refer to the moment of His appearing on the scene and I humbly offer the following revelation.
He was born of a virgin, raised by a young Jewish couple, and grew up in a Jewish home, living according to the Jewish customs of that time. Only a handful of people gave witness to His birth; but yet they knew that a KING had been born. However, they were not the only people who knew that a KING had been born. Some of the religious leaders, as well as Herod, believed that a child was born, who would be KING. Upon hearing about the birth of the this new KING, Herod, put forth a decree to kill all of the first-born sons of every household in Bethlehem, two years old and younger; but little did he know that angel of Yahweh had already appeared to and spoken with young Joseph about taking his wife out of the city and flee to Egypt. Their ability to hear and obey the Messenger sent to them was what saved and preserved the life of Yahshua the Messiah, our Sovereign Savior. Yahshua was born during the fall feast, around the time of the feast of tabernacles, in an obscure and undisclosed location; but still others were captivated and drawn to the light, signifying His birth. He was raised in a Jewish home and according to the customs; but was not known by many in the early years of His life. Some knew him as Joseph’s son and others knew him as brother and friend. To be honest with you, not much is written or known about His early childhood or His life as a young man. When He was just a young person, while in Jerusalem for the feast, He was found in the temple discussing the meaning of scriptures and speaking of the coming Kingdom. It wasn’t until He was about 30 years of age that he was baptized in water and began to be known in the land as Yahshua of Nazareth. He came on the scene in a very dark time, and His short-lived-life and ministry changed the course of history. Rome was already in a state of decline, and its days were numbered as a civilization. Yahshua went forth preaching, repent and believe the gospel, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. He went forth throughout the land saying, I am the light of the world. “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of Yahweh; and those who hear will live.
For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
What I saw about this time is we are like ‘Fireflies’ (Lightning Bugs) in a very dark forest. One lightning bug may get your attention and somewhat stir your curiosity; but what do you think would happen if thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of lightning bugs began to come together in the center of the forest? Do you think that might attract some attention that would immediately get noticed by the government, military/industrial complex, news media and the world? I think so. If for no other reason, they would be drawn into the dark forest out of curiosity, amazement and sense of wonder. I want to encourage you by saying that you and I are not the only fireflies in the forest. There are untold millions of fireflies deep within the dark forest in all parts of the earth. We are entering into a time when we will begin to seek out one another and that in order to add our light to each other and our surroundings. The candle power of our illumination will exponentially grow in intensity overnight. The radiant glow of the Light and Glory of Yahweh will be simultaneously seen around the world at the same time. It is not time to be discouraged, or allow your light to go out. It is time to seek out and find one another in Him. Stop what you are doing for a minute and look around you. Can you see me? Can you see them? Can you see us? We have been looking for you and one another for a very long time. Take courage my friend. We are here for you!
What all this means is we are going to have to be willing to lay down our lives for one another. Just like Yahshua came to seek and to save that which was lost, we are going to have to be willing to represent Him to a lost and dying world. Right here, right now, in the middle of a very dark forest, we must be willing to come together for His greater Kingdom purpose. If we allow ourselves the luxury of going it alone in the world, our lives and the lives of our loved ones could be forfeited.
Remember, “This is a critical moment in the history of this generation.” and we have an awesome responsibility to make a lasting difference in our lifetimes. Just like Yahshua changed the course of history, we have that same opportunity today to come together in Him, so that others will be draw into His light in us. I don’t know about you; but I am looking forward to seeing the light and reaching for Him in others, and I long to for the day when other will see the light and reach for Him in me.
Knowing what I know to be true about this time, we very well may have to pay the ultimate price in order to save the generation from themselves. I am not talking figuratively, or metaphorically. I am talking literally. Pray for me as I pray for you. Pray for us as we pray for others.
Yahweh so loved the world that He gave His only begotten SON. Yahshua so loved the WILL of the Father that He gave up the right to live. We must love Yahshua and others so much that we are willing to count it all loss for the Excellency of the knowledge of Yahshua the Messiah. For me to LIVE is Messiah; but to DIE is gain.
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Messiah. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Messiah Yahshua my Sovereign, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Messiah and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Messiah, the righteousness which is from Yahweh by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Messiah will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Messiah, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.
By Blake Higginbotham
The fellowship of the mystery goes far beyond our personal past experiences and our beginnings in Him started in creation before formation.
1 John 2:7-11 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
The above passage speaks of so many things that I would like to address; but to be honest with you I don’t know where to start. Earlier in the week when I read this chapter the word beginning stood out to me. It was then, that Holy Spirit began to speak to me about the beginning. In context, John was referring to the gospel of the Kingdom that was first preached by Yahshua and then by His disciples, who became the first sent ones to their generation.
The question that I had at the time, revolved around what actually represents the beginning for us in this generation? We were not there when these words were spoken, so there is no way to comprehend the weight and gravity of their meaning apart from revelation. The believers who were present then, had the honor of privilege of hearing these words for the first time, and they were among eye witnesses who walked and talked with the first sent ones, who in turn personally walked and talked with Yahshua the Messiah. I found myself asking, what represents your beginning?
To my surprise it had very little to do with the short stint I did in the Pentecostal church or the religion of Christianity. It had even less to do with the partial and half-truths that I once embraced, preached and lived. Much of what I embraced as absolute truth in the early days has now been scrapped for a better understanding of the same book. I have come to understand that the older and newer testaments of the bible are one book containing the story of Yahweh’s dealings with His people for the past six to ten thousand years.
Once you have become a recipient of the love and grace of Yahweh it is easy to see His plan of Salvation throughout the bible. If you have received the full embrace of the Father’s love and forgiveness, then you truly know who you are in Him and the reality of our beginning becomes a living reality.
1 John 2:24-25 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.
You see the light of truth has opened my heart to a better understanding of eternal life. Illumination and enlightenment have brought me to the truth and my love for the Father’s will and purpose is more important than anything or anybody.
Remembering who we are in Him requires embracing Him and one another in a way that speaks of our beginnings together.
More and more I am seeing and hearing things that can only represent memories of a time before the foundation of the world, when we were together with Him. Much of it has to do with that eternity mean life without end.
In the end, this will bring new meaning to the saying, “Be there and done that”
I find myself will a deep longing for more time with Him and one another. It is always good to be with brothers and friends; but there is nothing like being alone with Him in the secret place that represents your time and place in eternity.
Job 38:4-7 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. 5Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? 6To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 7When the morning stars (Plural) sang together, and all the sons of Yahweh shouted for joy?
The above passage of scripture is describing a time before time began. It also speaks of our origin and destiny. The morning star has arisen in our hearts and we are the sons of Yahweh. We are only now beginning to remember who we were in creation before formation and the Mighty Lion of the Tribe of Judah is being heard throughout the land once again.
2 Peter 1:19-21 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of Yahweh spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
Note: Morning Star is only used three times in the scripture and every time it is referring to Yahshua the Messiah and His rightful heirs. He is the morning star and we are overcomers. We are His inheritance and He is our King.
The revelation of the Messiah is the foundation and the cap stone. He is the cornerstone and the structure. We are presently coming back into Him, and when WE finally stand up together it will be a glorious appearing and the morning stars will once again sing with all the sons of Yahweh.
If you can hear it, ‘Come out from among her (The Harlot Church System) and be you separate, as our quest for truth continues, and as we journey back to our beginning with Him. We are over here waiting for you when you are ready to make the trip, and we long to for the day to be reunited in life by Messiah Yahshua.
Proverbs 8:20-3I I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, 21That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries. 22“Yahweh possessed me at the beginning of His way, before His works of old.23 I have been established from everlasting, from the beginning, before there was ever an earth. 24When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth; 26 While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, Or the primal dust of the world.27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there, When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,28 When He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep, 29 When He assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters would not transgress His command, When He marked out the foundations of the earth, 30Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman; and I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him, 31Rejoicing in His inhabited world, and my delight was with the sons of men.
Echoes from beyond the grave – Part One
By Blake Higginbotham
I have been meditating this thought for the past few days, and what I am going to share with you next is coming out of my own personal journey and experience. The above suggestion is an understatement in light of what it really means. I have heard and used most of the ‘Brave Heart’ type phrases like, ‘Remember Your Freedom’ ‘It’s a good day to die’ and ‘Then we will fight in the shade.’
To be honest with you, death and dying does not naturally come easy for any of us in life. My old apostle and spiritual father used to say, “You don’t need dying grace until you are ready to die” Let me confirm that he was absolutely correct and I concur with that statement. As I see it, death is something that most of us try to avoid at all cost. We will do whatever it takes and everything in our power to cancel our appointment with death.
Unfortunately, the reason that most of us choose to live is because we do not like the dying process and in most cases we do not really know what is coming next. The fear of pain and the agony in death is real. Not knowing if you really fulfilled the practical will and purpose of Yahweh for your life is also a concern. You see, deep down inside, we all know that not fulfilling His will and purpose for our lives could result in hearing something other than “Enter into the joy of the Sovereign, My good and faithful servant”
Over the past few years, I have lost some of my friends and family to death and even though I know that we may be reunited in the future, it hardly addresses the empty pain and deep sadness that I felt at the time. We can think and say all of the right things when a loved one passes away; but all we have in the end is the memories that we had in life together. “Live the life you’ve been given” and “Precious and few are the moments we can share”
Get your dying done! It truly is a good day to die, and we may as well die sooner than later. Think about it this way, if we die to ourselves today, we will not have as far to go when we reach the end of the road.”
Hebrew 9:27-28 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28So Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
If you can hear it the moment that you choose to die to yourself, (your desires, dreams, aspirations & ways) and live only in and by Him, you will find that He will come to you in a brand new way, and you will begin to live out of a finished work mentality. His Salvation is a gift of the Father’s love and you need to receive the full embrace of His love and forgiveness. Salvation is more than deliverance and healing. It is more than blessing and favor. It is wholeness and abundant living.
1Corinthians 15:20-31 But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive. 23But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah’s at his coming. 24Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to Yahweh, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that Yahweh may be all in all. 29Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead? 30And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? 31I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Messiah Yahshua our Sovereign, I die daily.
I must admit, that until the last few years, I read this passage of scripture with a limited understanding. The last few years have been for me like three days and three nights in the belly of the earth, and I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have a brand new understanding of ‘I Die Daily.’ Paul was not saying that he spent all day dying; but he did do some moment-by-moment daily dying. His decision to reckon himself dead was a deliberate choice to live and walk only by the Spirit. That decision almost cost him his natural life on several occasions, and finally did cost him his life when he was beheaded in Rome.
Corinthians 4:1-12 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. 2But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of Yahweh deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of Yahweh. 3But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of Yahweh, should shine on them. 5For we do not preach ourselves, but Messiah Yahshua the Sovereign, and ourselves your bondservants for Yahshua’s sake. 6For it is the Yahweh who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh in the face of Yahshua Messiah. 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of Yahweh and not of us. 8We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10always carrying about in the body the dying of the Sovereign Yahshua, that the life of Yahshua also may be manifested in our body. 11For we who live are always delivered to death for Yahshua’s sake, that the life of Yahshua also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12So then death is working in us, but life in you.