As my fast continues well into day 2, I find myself pondering the vision of the spiritual warrior. Has that vision always been for the few? How many Christians actually live a warrior lifestyle against Satan, I wonder?
God’s Word speaks of the weapons of our warfare, and yet day after day goes by and we do not dawn our armor of light, we do not pray, we do not fast, we do not study and memorize scripture so we can pray it, and have it come out of our mouth like a sword! Therefore, when the devil comes a knock’n, he does not find a warrior who will break him, but he finds a civilian he can manipulate and destroy.
I know a few who practice spiritual warrior disciplines. They live lean. They are not entangled. They can move fast. They do not love money. They do not seek a comfort zone at the expense of a spiritual battlefield. Their affections are set on things above, not this underworld. They listen to the Master’s voice and live on the wind, an eagle mentality. They understand spiritual truths and how this universe actually works. They do not intend to waste their eternal life with the finite. They are as a samurai for Christ. Well trained. Well able. Spiritually fortified and armed. They are READY in season and out.
Their brains work a different way than the worldly, because they have had their minds renewed in what is true. Jesus said he was the way and the truth. So either he is who he claims to be, or he is a liar. I have not found the Lord to be a liar. His Holy Spirit brings power, contentment, peace, and wisdom just as he said he would, if we heed and implement the TRUTHS.
I have been in prayer and study this whole day. I may be up most of this night. I may send out more during the night. We shall see.
Today I heard something that has caused me to stop eating. I believe it was a hearing before a board in Michigan. This poor lady! She gave her eye-witness account of what she personally had seen and knew had taken place in the election process concerning ballots. A member on the board then asked her why she was the only one they have heard this from? If it were true, wouldn’t there be others?
She then informed them that the next two people following her would be testifying the same thing! But this wasn’t good enough for the board. Another person asked why are there not more people coming forward if this is all true? She then began informing them of how her life has been DESTROYED because of this! Her children have been threatened! She can’t get a job! She had to change her phone number and exit all social media! They’ve even had to move!!! Then she said most people won’t come forward because they don’t want their lives destroyed by intolerant Democrats! (Hate filled Democrates! “my words.”)
As I sat there my heart broke. I thought about what these people are going through while I’m enjoying the holidays. They are on the front lines for me! For us! They are not enjoying any holidays! Their life is being destroyed while I am worried if I got my Christmas decorations up yet! Sure, I’ve been faithful to pray concerning the battle we are in. And when I look around, I tell myself that is more than most people are doing. But it is not enough! I’m still too distracted! These people deserve better than this! And I stopped eating.
Do any Christians pray and fast anymore? I know a few who do. But how much prayer and fasting have we done NOW, for THIS? You see, this is our problem. This is the product of our modern churches. This is what we have become! Weak, self absorbed, blind to spirit, individuals!
I know this will sound crazy, but as an illustration, I saw “Infinity Wars” again recently, where Ironman, Spiderman, Doctor Strange, and Star Lord are battling Thanos. There is this moment they almost had him beat! It would have saved so much pain and suffering that was to come! They were 10 seconds away from victory! But Star Lord could not control his own desires for another 10 seconds, and Ironman had to step away to try and stop him, but he would not stop! Spiderman actually managed to pull the glove off his hand! But Star Lord caused Thanos to snap out of it just in time to grab the glove and get it back on! It was all downhill from there and a lot of very bad things happened to good people!
We say we want to drain the swamp! That swamp has a plug at the bottom, and we are trying to pull that plug just like they were pulling that glove from Thanos! That plug is covering a drain hole! If we manage to pull the plug, the swamp drains and all is exposed! We have this MOMENT! If we could just focus, and self-sacrifice, and use the weapons of our warfare God has given us for another 10 seconds, maybe we could avert a dark winter coming!
But what is this modern Christian who cannot fast and pray long enough to support these poor people on the front lines who are sacrificing ALL, so we can have the breakthrough we so badly NEED! What is this modern off-spring of a worldly church who know so little about spiritual warfare and the ANOINTING? This church having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof!
God had been telling me to “fast”. I was slow in coming around. After all, it’s no fun! It denies the flesh! I kept praying faithfully and telling myself it was enough, and I’m too busy to fast right now. But these poor people on the front lines taking great risk deserve better from me! They deserve better from all of us! If we lose this, then we deserve exactly what we get!
I still don’t know which fork of this river we’re going to end up going down. I’ve cut way back on writing, because I only want to focus on this most important battle going on right now, during Covid and holidays. I’m watching everything very closely. I’m only writing when I feel there is something that really needs to be said!
If I’m guilty of being distracted, lazy, self-centered, too much of a pleasure seeker to suffer fasting, then I know I’m not the only one. The average modern Christian knows little of true spiritual warfare because they are not willing to discipline themself to the sufferings of a battlefield. Even at a time like this, with SO MUCH at stake, we only see ourself and our personal desires. We do not wait upon the Lord. We do not mount up with wings of the eagle. We do not bring down the thunder of God like Thor’s hammer, because we do not tap into the supernatural! We no longer even know how. And if we did, we wouldn’t likely do it anyway.
This is our MOMENT, folks. If we fail to stop this evil here and now, then MUCH MORE pain and sacrifice will be required to endure what will lie ahead. I believe most modern Christians will fall away, because you can’t fake it till you make it with God. A true battlefield will certainly weed out those who are faking it.
Trump made a 45 minute speech yesterday. Win or lose, I believe that speech will be the shot / speech heard round the world! Millions of people believe this election is being stolen by a bunch of low life crooks. Maybe those crooks can shut down every investigation and keep “the people” from PROVING their EVIDENCE. But the words of his speech will not go away! A sword has gone forth out of his mouth. “The people” who heard those words and see the evidence of it will not go away. If this battle is not ended now, then this is the BEGINNING. Will this be an ending, or beginning? Our choice.
I have not written in 17 days. I have held my words as the perfect storm continues because really…why not? Pretty much everything happening has already been spoke of here, until now. And now…finally…the battle that needed fought has begun. We are finally at the battle we needed all along. And who shall prevail? A church needing thrown into the sea? Or have we changed? have we truly repented and a change has come? Have we regained an anointing in which God hears our prayers? Will we see what God will do to the Egyptians? And so…I feel led again to write about “Sanctuary” in this chaos. Because very violent times are coming. But those who are Skypeople will know Sanctuary.
Today I want to add a recommendation to your Sanctuary. I recommend if at all possible… you add “NATURE”, God’s natural creation. As I sat here this morning looking out through these French Doors that have a very small view of a piece of nature surrounded by city, I felt great peace. But then I would look away and a radio I had playing stirred up restlessness and anxiety. I could literally feel the affect on my spirit and emotions.
I then turned the radio way down low, so I could still here it, but I could also tune it out. It was a news talk show giving current events and etc. Every time I looked out at our small bird sanctuary I felt peace flow in my soul. Every time I listened to the words of the commentator I felt stress. What is it about NATURE / God’s creation, that has that effect?
There is something about the silence of nature. It’s not really silent, you know. We speak of the stillness, and it is so…but at the same time were hearing the wind flowing, perhaps a creek rippling, or a bird chirping, and yet we feel peace and silence. How does it do that?
I have heard NATURE called the “Silent Witness”. It speaks words we do not hear and yet we hear, even when we don’t think we are hearing. Consider these scriptures: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above declares his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (Psalms 19:1-4 ESV)
Notice how those verses use words like: “declare”, “speech”, “words”, “heard”, and “voice”. Yes, nature is not silent, and because she is not “man-made, but God-made, it declares the words of God. Only those living in denial block those words out to their own destruction. But most of us will benefit greatly by bringing some of God’s NATURE into our Sanctuary.
As far as this election goes, the words and prayers needed are: LIGHT BE! EXPOSURE BE! Let there be no shadows for them to hide!Let all be revealed! And if the Church is too unanointed to produce such results? If solid proof is not brought forth? If God is not yet willing to expose the Egyptians but more concerned about exposing Jonah? Then so shall it be. Here comes the raging sea, until Jonah can pray a fervent effectual prayer.
But the fight is finally on. The battle that needed to be. Whether it takes 2 weeks or 2 years, Israel is finally coming out from behind the hills to face Goliath. But David only won because God “ANOINTED” him so. Let us pray we have that same ANOINTING, and let us seek it until we do! I pray we have learned at least that much.
Therefore…find your Sanctuary…create a proper environment to hear the Lord…and whatever he tells you to do, DO IT! Be Skypeople. Serve the Skykingdom, not this underworld, and we will see what God will do with the Egyptians! Amen.
I googled the word “sanctuary” expecting to find considerable wordage in an attempt to capture the meaning of something very special, but what came up was: A place of refuge and safety.
That’s it? How dull! How boring! How little effort given to describe something so badly needed by one and all!What a narrow and lackluster explanation! Who could get a full picture of the magnificent beauty and importance of sanctuary from those pathetic words!
Therefore, I am making it a subject here. What is sanctuary to you? I believe it is different for different people, and will always reveal deep things concerning that person. It reveals who they really are, what they flow in, and what recharges them, whether good or bad!
I believe a sanctuary should reveal a person’s natural giftings. For example, for a person mechanically inclined, a garage could become a sanctuary. For someone who loves nature, it could be a garden spot. For a writer, a quiet room with inspiring view. For some it could even be a small apartment in a big city full of people energy. But in all of this, I also challenge that a true sanctuary should also make us more godly, and if it does not, then your sanctuary reveals you to be someone having little interest in knowing and obeying your Creator. Your sanctuary reveals you, and you are not in a safe place.
A personal sanctuary is about who we are. We fill it with what inspires and encourages us to keep going, stay on track, regain strength, to find refuge and safety as we bask in what we choose to be. A better person? A lover of money? A sexual deviant lusting in porn? A spiritual person seeking Skykingdom? A lover of God? What is a sanctuary to you, and do you have one? Does your sanctuary embarrass you if others see it? Or if God showed up at your door?
I see a sanctuary as a “NEED”. For the sake of our mind, soul, spirit, and health, we need a safe place to get away from the high stress of this world and recharge in peace, soul, spirit. It is a huge advantage to being a better person each day, and staying true to who God has called us to be, unless your quiet place is actually evil, and your light is actually darkness.
A “car guy” might get recharged in his garage. It’s his place to get away and let his gifting flow. But whether his sanctuary is good or bad depends on what he does with it. What is it filled with and what flows out of it? A gifted mechanic or body-man has a ready made pulpit to people needing that kind of help, “IF” he chooses to use it that way. But all kinds of cussing, drinking, and debauchery could flow out of that same place. A sanctuary full of evil and ungodliness.
Obviously I’m writing to encourage and recommend every person have a sacred sanctuary that recharges them in soul, spirit, and God. With a little consistent effort most people can create such a place if they really want to, and for many of us it is not even very expensive if we use our creative imagination and think outside the box. It is amazing what a small space can be turned into when we create sanctuary. It does not have to be big at all! You already have a living space, now what can be done with it? Or do you need to trade it off for a little different space?
My personal spiritual DNA gets recharged in quiet, solitude, God, prayer, contemplation, study, reading, writing, teaching, and I love nature. I was raised a country boy. I love outdoors and the beauty of nature, but I live in a big city. I have ghetto type hoods not ten minutes away. On a Thursday night just last week 5 people were shot and stabbed there! It was not even a weekend! One died! But I have 3-4 miles between me and them and I happened to find a very rundown home on a small dead-end street that is pretty unnoticed. God will provide if you try! My wife and I chose this place more by how it “felt” than how it looked. Some privacy fence and before you know it, you can have a secret garden in a jungle world. (I do recommend God’s help.)
I have always had one room of my house, no matter how small, as my spot to get away. That room has always been full of the things that inspire me. Over the years we have slowly transformed this house, but when I retired I went full time to working on this place and I had no idea just what could be done if you have some vision! Our actual plot of ground is very small, but our sanctuary has grown and is providing big impact from a small area! Less can be more! Everyone who visits is affected, because I have a sanctuary I can share and not be ashamed. It offers light and inspiration, not worldly rot.
Basically…we’ve bought second hand materials a little at a time, as we could afford…opened up three rooms…put in large windows… raised the ceiling… and then created a small animal and bird refuge surrounding this special area of our simple house. We could not afford professionals, I’ve done it all. It is full of the beauty and peace of God and nature. People are affected by it. We are recharged by it every day, as the seasons change and God’s art work constantly moves. It has been a lot of work, but oh so worth it in return inspiration! It renews my youth!
Now granted, if your sanctuary is a garage to create hotrods or fix sick vehicles; your sanctuary may not come cheap. There may be some real money involved. But if you lay it before God, and think outside the box, you might be surprised what you can do, and be serving God at the same time! I call my place a Holy Spirit Dojo and we train people in things of God here. I worked jobs that drained me all my life, but this work charges me!
So give it some thought. Pray about it. Look at whatever spot may be your current sanctuary and what does it reveal about you? Is this what you want to be? Is it godly? If so, then make it even better! But if not, then it’s time for change. Change your sanctuary and in the changing, your temple, your body, will become a better sanctuary for God! It’s a WIN / WIN!
I’ve spent all weekend pondering and praying as to what is the best starting point when it comes to spiritual disciplines? I think this may be the most important point. We can think of so many disciplines that could be listed and are important, but this must be more than just a list. The true warrior of God is not about living it “list”, but it is about becoming a Godwalker, and how do we do that?
Enoch or Esau? (That is the question.) Enoch pleased God and walked with God. But Esau sold his birthright for pots of beans. And please understand, it wasn’t just one pot of beans. Esau made that choice every day! God’s Word gives us the details of when he finally crossed the path of no return, but his daily lifestyle leading up to that ultimate choice had set the stage. He didn’t just get there in one day, he had been sowing the seeds of his careless garden for years! He had been embracing beans and ignoring God for years!
Enoch, on the other hand, had been in love with the Presence of God for years. He daily sacrificed beans for the Presence of God, more of the Holy Spirit, to be empowered of God to be a Godwalker, and God took him! God actually raptured him off the earth! An early picture of what we believe will happen again in mass, in the rapture!
The first spiritual discipline is cultivating such a love for God that you do as Jesus said: Love the Lord thy God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. (Is that a discipline you might ask?) In that process we daily seek more of the Holy Spirit to empower us to walk with God, be a modern day Godwalker! But as long as we keep trading the Presence of God for pots of beans, we will always be a vessel of dishonor in the great house of God. Do we settle for beans?
In past times people used to say, “He is a man of God.” People recognized when someone purified themselves and dedicated themselves to the pursuit of God. They set themself apart and God made them a vessel of honor, a real spiritual warrior. We don’t here that phrase much anymore, but the Bible plainly says Enoch walked with God, and I have been inspired with the thought of being a Godwalker for many years. I share this thought whenever I can, and this is where spiritual disciplines have to begin! Not with a list and an emphasis on will-power, but a person in love with the Presence of God! So much so that he becomes the warrior! He is Samurai for Christ! He loves God with all his heart, soul, mind , and strength, even as Jesus said!
I could give you this one spiritual discipline; to stop spending your life pursuing beans but pursue Holy Spirit, and God’s will will be added to you! Wealth? A mansion? Maybe, or maybe not, but it would no longer matter! It only matters to us when we love the things of this underworld more than God and the kingdom above!
In Psalms 91 we see great supernatural power. I have memorized that chapter and have been praying it for many years now. As we face this COVID curse my spiritual garden is full of the seeds of Psalms 91. Prayer is a discipline. Sowing seeds is a discipline. However!!! That chapter sums itself up at the end when it says…
“Because he has set his love upon me (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit), therefore I will deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.”
Do you see the “because” and the “therefore” at the beginning of all those incredible promises? Study them closely. Understand what it all means. It’s not about a list. It’s about becoming a Godwalker. It’s about being an Enoch and not an Esau. It’s about being Mary more than Martha.
We will continue in our teaching of spiritual disciplines. I’m asking God to help me teach it in the proper way. God looks at the heart. How would God teach spiritual discipline? Where would God start? I think he would start in the book of Song of Solomon. I think he would tell us if we gave our body to be burned at a stake, but did not “love”, it would all be for nothing. It would be hollow, shallow, and cheap.
Most of us need to cast away the selfishness of our beans and work on our love. And for that we need a lot of prayer and the Holy Spirit. But do we love that much? It is our choice. We choose beans or God every single day. Will we neglect the one who gives us each day for another pot of beans? Will we be a cheap sword from China?
Do we love God and others enough to pursue him with our whole heart and become more than a citizen of heaven, but also the warrior? Warriors are not looking for a comfort zone. When the people went into the desert to hear John the Baptist, they did not find a man wearing soft clothing and living in a mansion.
Some see Jesus as “lamb only”. They do not see him as warrior, because they only look at the visible, not the invisible. They live in the flesh, not the spirit.
As we begin leaving Mulan as a teaching point, I’d like to use her as a springboard into civilian or warrior? What dos it mean to be more than a civilian of heaven and become one of its warriors?
I see so many civilian Christians today, seeking their own little empire and the things of this underworld, while they neglect the Kingdom Above. They are careless in their spiritual ways and leave it to the warriors to protect them. They practice worldly wisdom but neglect spiritual disciplines. They are untrained and are as children before the enemy, unable to make any real difference in the spiritual outcome of this country.
When they look at Jesus they see a simple teacher of God who came as a lamb to be slaughtered and never fought back. Oh how little they see. How little they understand. And how small their own life will be because of it. But eyes can be opened. I pray it be so!
Mulan had talent and great abilities, but as a warrior she was still untrained. Then life faced her with an ultimate challenge that could not be changed. Either she becomes the warrior, or the father she loved would, and he would die. God wishes that his children would see the great need around them and choose to be more than a civilian of heaven, and also become the warrior! He has given us a Sword like none-other! He wishes his children would be moved by such great love, and not have to be forced by unavoidable circumstances.
I do not see Jesus as “lamb only”, but also the great spiritual warrior that not even our sins and death could hold! Not only is he King of kings but also the Lion of all lions! Do you not see what was happening in the invisible with every word he spoke? Do you not see the havoc he was wrecking in Satan’s kingdom with the brightness of his light? Do you not see the power of his anointing? Do we not see his spiritual disciplines and realize the great focus he had? And what was this focus? To please his heavenly Father and destroy the works of the devil! And so he did! With great force he warred against the enemy and broke his back!
So the question becomes…How do we follow in his footsteps? How do we shine great light, rescue the captives, and wreck havoc on what is left of Satan’s broken kingdom? Will we be birds of prey? Or birds in cages? Which will it be? Eagle soaring in the sky, or chicken scratching in the dirt, and going back in the chicken coop every night afraid of what lies out there in the darkness?
In Skykingdom God allows us to choose if we want to be an eagle, but not just with words, it must be deeds also. A chicken can claim to be an eagle all they want, but if they scratch in dirt like a chicken and cluck like a chicken, then a chicken they be and all can see. Vessel of honor or dishonor. Where does spiritual discipline begin? How would you teach it?
I’m just opening the door on this subject here at “Path Without End”. Jesus asked the people in his day, and he is asking us the same, he asked them what they went out into the wilderness to see? >
“What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses.” (Matt. 11:8)
They did not find a man wearing soft clothing in the desert, nor did they find a man living in a kings’ house. And so we begin.
In the last article when we found ourself using the newest movie of “Mulan” as a teaching point, I had not planned on that, and this morning I found myself having more thoughts on the matter. So since we have entered this territory… why not? I found the movie both a “let down” and a “pleasure” at the same time, depending on my focus.
I thought the trailers made it look like somebody had finally done an excellent and realistic version of Mulan. It was not animated, but would actually seem as real! It was the number one movie I was looking forward to seeing, and just as it was about to come out…COVID!
Bummer. And the wait was on. And we waited…and we waited…until finally… it was about to be released not in the theaters, but TV streaming. Hhmmm. Okay. Just glad to finally see it. Yeah! And my family knew I wanted to see it, but I wasn’t sure about the cost? And then one of my sons rented it for us! Decision was taken out of my hands and I was all set to see the movie with my wife and two of my grandchildren! It don’t get no better!
However, I must admit when the show starts out with Mulan falling off a roof and floating through the air like a helium balloon, I knew this movie was in trouble. Problem was though, I loved the movie’s message! I loved how it led to her having her own sword and another value added to the other side of her sword! Brave, loyal, and true on one side, and then “Devotion to family” on the other!
But now I had a dilemma. How do I fix this strange show in my head in such a way I can make some kind of sense of it? My answer eventually came, and it really is the only option as far as I can see. The way her abilities were displayed could only be understood as “supernatural”. Her gifting was connected to something called the “Chi”, which lies in our spirit, and is of a supernatural quality anyway, as I understand. So when I took the movie into the realm of the supernatural, now I could credit some logic to it. Have you ever tried to make movies of what spiritual warfare may look like if we could actually see the invisible with our eyes? Bear with me for a minute and I think I can explain what I’m trying to say.
At this blog site I write articles about God’s Skykingdom and Skypeople. I write about God ordering our steps and the power to live above it all, seeking that which is above, not of this underworld. Now if I fell off a roof or was in a car crash but came out of it unscratched, what might that look like in the “invisible”? Did earthly eyes sees me hit the ground like a ton of bricks but somehow was not hurt? But did God, and Satan, see me kind of float to the ground as angels carried me? And which would be more real? And if I wanted to show that side of it, well… that’s how my brain works! I sincerely believe if I practice walking with my Lord the way I am supposed to, I enter a supernatural realm in which his hand determines what is allowed in my life. And I call that supernatural!
This is the winged life I speak of. Another example: This COVID thing. I have absolutely no fear of it. I am at complete peace. I have learned Indiana is a hot spot right now, but God either intends to keep me here longer, or he does not! It makes no difference to me! God’s will be done!!! The greatest defeat in my own life would be me not fulfilling God’s will, whether it is to live longer, or die tomorrow. This is part of the surrender, the “letting-go” that so many Christians fail to understand. Complete trust in the Father. Living in our Father’s House even now, on this earth, in the present, as well as future! It’s supernatural.
Various religions and teachings have different ideas of how they express “spirit”, soul, after-life, and etc. Let me be plain, my faith is totally in the Jewish writings of the Bible! I believe God came to Abraham. He birthed a nation and continued working through them to birth one very special child! That child, JESUS, is the key to ETERNITY and all things supernatural. This is what I believe, live, and teach. When we die we find out if we have chosen wisely or not. Call it chi or whatever you want to, I believe in soul/spirit and our ability to be led of God and make Him our habitation, our dwelling place, under the shadow of the Almighty! I believe we can tap into God’s supernatural through Jesus Christ and his Holy Spirit, and that is what I have pursued my whole life. And I have seen a few things.
So… Skypeople? A winged life? Yes.
Let me end with this: I prayed for someone in our home this last week, here at what we call “God’s Bird House”, or “Church Everywhere”. This person has been having kidney stones which the pain has then caused colitus attacks and caused him to miss work and put a strain on paying their bills, threatening everything. God had me do an unusual thing in this prayer. I had never done it before, but I think I may be doing it more from here on.
First I told him when I pray for you, God is likely to show you things you need to do. A lot will depend on if you do them, or not. And then… we believe the Bible still says to anoint with oil when you pray for healing, but I had a small can of sword/knife oil setting nearby, the same oil I coat my Samurai sword with the “Eagle Theme”. I found myself grabbing that oil to anoint him! Never done that before! But we did.
But here is the rub…I found out he does not like drinking “water”…also he does not have the best health habits…the doctor told him if he could not drink water, then drink koolaid… now I’m no doctor, but I have heard that when you add anything to water you change its effect. Also losing weight and proper exercise can aid any body’s ability to stay strong and function properly. I’m not saying these things are a cure-all, but water is very important in MANY ways, and if someone would rather suffer days of pain, and colitus to the point of throwing up, and missing work because of sickness and possibly losing everything, would it be so bad to make yourself drink water? Is this person serious about being healed? And what other stubborn points might there be between this person and God that are standing in his way of living as Skypeople? The INVISIBLE things of God are very much affected by the VISIBLE choices we make. As a teacher I can tell you that. SELAH.
God said Israel was a rebellious and stubborn people. We would rather live grounded than have a quality prayer life. We would rather live grounded than walk with God as Enoch walked. We would rather live grounded in this underworld than mount up with the wings of the eagle and know Skykingdom, seeking those things above. No one can make us do what we know we need to do. It’s our choice.
I may not be done with Mulan, but for now, this is enough. Thank you for reading. I hope you spiritually benefited in some way. We look not at that which is visible, but the INVISIBLE. Soar more, and flap less!
We are 20 days away from a major fork in our road. Chances are what we are living today will not be the same in 20 days. Have you thought about it? Has there ever been an election with so much hanging in the balance? Has there ever been a culture with such strong opinions of what is right and what is wrong? Has there ever been such division as to what is the high road or the low? Has there ever been such a civil war concerning our country, even to the point of changing our flag and national anthem? Do we even know what this complete transformation would look like, or where it ends?
We are 20 days away from this fork that might be more like a split in a river, rather than a road. The river pulls us towards this split, and we cannot stop it. We cannot get to a shore. It pulls us forward at increasing speed towards a decision we may not want to make, but it shall be made. And when this stream becomes two, we can only take one, and these two lead to very different places. It’s not like going to Indiana or Ohio. It’s more like San Francisco or Austin Texas. We’re talking macro difference, not micro.
We are caught in the force of this river, a force of nature, a force of human will against will, and yet the devil has his hands in it clean up to his elbows, and we will reap the whirlwind of this madness in 20 days. It begins in 20 days.
Some would say it has already begun, and yet I believe we haven’t seen anything yet. The river is already raging, for sure, but that fork is still 20 days away. What do our “seers” see? Can anyone tell us which way we shall go? Can anyone tell us what to expect? Can we have a peaceful election in the midst of so much hate, lies, cheating, and fire? Does either side of the fork offer that? But at what price? Would I have to be untrue to myself to give the “haters” what they want?
I may lose my country but I will not lose my wings. I will be true to Skykingdom no matter what. I will be TRUE to TRUTH. I will be true to the Holy Spirit. My wings will never be clipped and I will never be caged because my soul knows how to remain free. In the movie “Mulan”, she was called to be loyal, brave, and true. However, although she was loyal and brave, she was not being TRUE, and her wings were being clipped. When she threw caution to the wind to be TRUE, then she was free to soar again, and be lifted up in honor.
In the end she received her very own sword. Her sword stood above all others because not only were the words Brave, Loyal, and True inscribed upon her sacred blade, but new words had been added to the other side! Devotion to family.
Will America choose the side of the fork that continues destroying the family unit? Or will there be a correction in our path even if it cost us dearly? Which path will save our wings? Which path will enable us to soar again? Think through what you know to be true. Do not lie to yourself. I am amazed how many people fail to see through their own lies. Such a life only cripples you. It will not bring you the freedom you think it will.
The sword of Mulan really says it all. We love to watch such movies and believe that we are such a person ourself. But in truth, are we? The river rages. The fork still lies 20 days ahead. We still have time to be Brave, Loyal, and TRUE, if we only will. We still have the chance to put family first, and our own misguided passions second, if only we will.
I wish everyone well in what is coming. There may be fierce rapids ahead with deadly boulders everywhere, and no way to slow the raft down. May we all come through this fork in the river to a better place. A place where honor, truth, and devotion reigns again. Amen.
Father… as our election draws closer every day we need TRUTH. So many lies flying around. I pray that those with lying tongues be exposed! Let there be light! I pray America RETURN to her godly roots and her biblical foundations and embrace them again, for they are the favor of God! I pray the wickedness of Hollywood and other platforms who daily attack your Word and your Presence, I pray they fall in their own pits! The snares they set for others would become the very snares they are trapped in! Let them fall in and be exposed! Light be! Let America seek Jesus again. Let the liars be cursed in their ways. Let their own words and evil prayers come back upon them!
I pray that your Church, Lord; your body in this country become prayer warriors again, casting off the cares of this life and walking in the Priesthood you have ordained. I pray the Church stop selling her birthright for beans! I pray her eyes would see INFINITY more than finite! I pray her mind be renewed by the INFINITE, casting away her pots of beans! Perhaps this time the ship can be lightened, the pots of beans thrown overboard into the raging sea, and Jonah be saved! But if not, if this great ship cannot be turned from Tarshish, then throw us into the sea, Lord. It is what we need.
I’m asking a lot, Lord. Your Church has so corrupted herself in worldliness. Can anything besides the belly of a whale redirect her? I do not know, Lord. But this is my prayer. I ask all these things in your name, Lord. I ask our Father, in the name of Jesus, LIGHT BE! Let TRUTH come forth with such weight and heaviness, that it sets upon the lies, and when TRUTH sets herself upon those lies, they cannot bear the weight of it, and they are crushed! I pray people be set free again in the liberty of truth, for surely right now, we are not. In Jesus name, Amen.
(If this prayer echoes in your own heart and soul, please join me in praying this as much as possible between now and the election, and even after if need be. We are at such a critical fork in the road in this country. The path we take will be our future, whatever that path holds, whether good or bad. Anyone claiming the name of Christ today, who is not aware of this ultimate fork in the road, surely must be sound asleep. We need to wake each other up and get back to being the Priest God has called us to be. There is a huge gap we are meant to be standing in, but are we? Are we functioning as Priest, or Gentiles? I truly believe this perfect storm we are in is more about God’s Church in America, than America itself. Just as it was with Jonah in that day. The Church is called to be the “Champions of TRUTH”, but where are the champions of our day? Let them rise up! Then perhaps this storm can pass away.)
Welcome to another episode of Skykingdom. Who are those drawn to a life above it all? Who are those drawn to a life of wing and not lustful flesh? Except the Father draw us to these things, unless the Lord builds the house we labor in vain. As we seek more Holy Spirit, the Father draws us more to Himself. Please read Skykingdom #1 if you hope to truly understand this series we have begun.
Even as the parable of the Ten Virgins, a teaching Jesus gave about when he comes back! A teaching about the Rapture, when Jesus comes back not for all Christians, but for his Bride! It is she who lives a winged life! It is she who can soar away with Him because she has gained her wings! Those who live grounded in the earth shall be left behind! They will remain grounded in the dirt! Learn this winged life now, while Holy Spirit is here to teach and empower us!
“Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.” (Matt. 25: 2-5)
“And while they were going to buy (oil), the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.” (Matt. 25: 10)
The problem here is a failure to wake up and follow Jesus. I find many Christians asleep in their cozy earthly bed and they do not want to be bothered with a winged life of rising above. Spiritual disciplines are too much for them. And I understand that lazy and foolish spirit of death. How often have I heard if you want to live well in your old age, you got to keep moving!
My body lies to me every morning! That bed feels so good! My body says, “I’m still tired. I can’t move. This feels so good. You can’t wake up. You will be a zombie.” But you know what? About 10-15 minutes after forcing myself to get up, I find those were all lies! And now I feel good! And I’m so glad I got out of bed because I want to live my life! I can’t live the life I want to live if I’m asleep!
Our spirit man is the same way. It tells us we’re too tired. I can’t move. I can’t pray and offer up my spiritual practices unto God. I can’t follow Jesus where he is calling me. I’m a zombie. But guess what? If you force yourself to wake up, get out of that spiritual bed, begin mounting up with the wings as the eagle as we taught in Skykingdom #1, and tap into a life that flows, and life that soars more and flaps less, you will come alive and be so glad you did! A supernatural walk will be yours! A winged life will be your new norm!
Keeping it short today, in hopes you will read #1. In the rapture, God’s faithful people will take wing and the unfaithful will remain grounded. Is it possible those who are taken are the ones who were already living a winged life in Christ? Let us be ready. WAKE UP!
Cast off your cozy covers of spiritual laziness and that evil spirit of death and get moving! Stretch those wings! Spread your wings and soar! Show someone the life of Jesus today! It only happens when God’s anointing empowers us, and that, my friend, is a winged life. It’s the life God has called us to on the other side of IMPOSSIBLE.