“What I want in a Micro/House Church” #1

5883 What am I looking for in a Micro Church, a House Church, that I cannot find in our modern big church system? I want to explore that personal question in this series. It is the Sunday morning after 4th of July as I find myself in a quiet place and God moves me with these thoughts.

Yesterday was anything but quiet. Our house became a family festival with 4 grand kids, 3 of our own adult-kids and their spouses, my wife and I (the grandparents), and all the food and activities that were planned, including a slip and slide, obstacle course, and pinata full of candy to bust. We were mostly outside and it was hot, but we had a breeze and shade tree, and then a downpour rain eventually came as we were trying to bust the pinata with a plastic bat. It was not working. The rain kept pouring. Grandpa fetched his wood Samurai training sword. That worked. Candy scattered everywhere. Children dove in for the treasure. We were all soaked. LOL. Great fun and much chaos.

But now “the quiet”. I’m by my French Doors that look out into my bird sanctuary, and I hear singing. The house is empty. Just me and 2 dogs. My coffee is good. Bitter as usual. Waking me up and got me pondering. What kind of Micro Church am I looking for? Why do I think the House Church vision is a better way? What can the House Church do different, better?

I intend to approach this in 3 parts. 1.) The Leader/ Elder. 2.) The People/ Fellowship. 3.) The Vision/ Goals/ Description/ Format. (This will include a few personal peeves of mine concerning what I believe to be certain errors in our modern church ways. Important practices of the early church that we have changed.)

I’m writing this series in hopes that others in Indianapolis Indiana have started Micro Churches. Our Fellowship is still very small and I would be interested in connecting with other groups “if” we were of a similar vision. I would even consider joining such a group. But I’m not interested in big church cell groups. I’ve tried them before. It just isn’t the same thing. It still lacks what I’m looking for, the vision in me.

So…starting next article we will describe what I’m looking for in the “Leader” of such a group. Then we will look at “the People”, and then “the Vision/ Practice” of said group. Until then, ponder for yourself what you think a House Church should be, and how it should function.  Or if you think House Churches are not a good idea, then why did it work so well in powerful Rome? And why is it working so well in other countries today, many of whom have much more difficult circumstances than we do. I invite you to have an open mind to the coming articles and consider them as a real possibility.

Finally, if you are a Micro Church somewhere around Indianapolis Indiana, or you are someone looking for one, and you are willing to meet and talk, please leave a comment and we can arrange a meeting place. I very much enjoy fellowship and conversation around this subject.   We live in a day where we have a lot of communication and pass a lot of information, but we’re losing the simple pleasures of conversation.

I believe Micro Church/ House Church is here to stay. It may be the new wine skin with the new wine God is pouring out for these last days. The big churches don’t want to hear it, and yet look what has been forced upon them in the COVID. Is God forcing their hand? Trying to get their attention?

Our small Fellowship has been able to continue as we always have during this pandemic. We have watched the big churches struggle, stress, and scramble as they provide their “virtual” church services. Our Fellowship is still very up close and personal. But some people don’t want up close. And those people should definitely reexamine their Christianity to see if they are real. Real family is personal, and we all NEED it! For our own pleasure and good. Think about it.

A Prayer > “Father, make us REAL. In the name of your Son, Jesus, first born from the dead, I ask for an outpouring of “REAL” in your people today. Let us come out from the FAKE, and let us be REAL. Let us not be what we see so much of in the world, and it disgusts us. Let us not be what we are so disgusted by in others. By the power of your Holy Spirit make us TRUE, for that is the only way we can be so, is by your power alone. In Jesus name I ask these things, Amen.” (Be blessed and Highly favored, everyone; but don’t be spiritually unprepared.)

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“Simply Jesus”/ Prophetic Poetry

20190824_141511 “Simply Jesus”

His words were simple: “Follow Me.”

A love for simplicity.

Trappings, trappings all around! Fig leaves, fig leaves on the ground!

Trapped in the trappings of our modern ways!

Complexity of Christianity!

What happened to His simple words?

Shed the fig leaves to the ground!

Scatter the money all around!

Throw the programs to the wind!

Make things simple once again!

Come Holy Spirit, fix my heart.

Where is the simplicity? For this certainly is not.

Trappings of complexity. Trappings of Christianity.

Come out my people.

Come to the still waters, my green pastures, my paths of righteousness.

My simple ways.

“Follow Me.”

My peace.

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Adam & Eve & shades of grey” #4

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“The Peace of God”

“I am leaving with you a gift — peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

Signed… Jesus Christ.

No…the world cannot give this peace. It is impossible, for it is not of its nature. Is it any wonder? A friend and I had our Fellowship/church at the Dunes in northern Indiana this last week. I’m so glad it was not a hot sunny day, because the cool breezes, and the mixtures of blues, whites, and greys in the water and sky were so PEACEFUL! God knew the best medicine and what the aesthetics of our sanctuary that day should be! This was a view that was “felt” as much as seen.

The birds were at peace too, (imagine that), as they enjoyed the tan colored sand and green grasses against the backdrop of a lake so big, it seems as the sea. All of this and more mixed together to create an aesthetic of peace and beauty. Both the bird and the landscape seemed unaware of what was going on with man, in the big cities, in Indianapolis just three hours away, in Chicago not so far away, in the media, our cell phones, and the minds and hearts of so many. Racism, Covid 19, and politics. All our media’s current favorite subjects.

 

Is there something wrong with me that when I see how the world does things, I simply go farther out to sea? I seek more Holy Spirit, more of the love of God, more of the wisdom of God? And does that mean I don’t care about what has happened to the black man, and the pain they feel, and the rage they need to vent? Is that what it means?

The best answers come from a peaceful mind.

Less than best come out of minds of chaos, torment, fear, hate.

The world simply is not my way. It’s not that I don’t care, but I see the over reacting, the violence, the closed minds filled with socialist agendas and antichrist thinking, and I know where this is going. So I speak the Sword of the Lord, but no one wants to hear it, because the Bible is part of the problem, I am part of the problem, so they say.

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Doesn’t Jason look peaceful here? (Last Fellowship’s Sanctuary.)

So I found myself fellowshiping with the cool breeze, a great lake, a good friend, and some winged birds. God showed up in that place, and in my soul. I will continue looking to the vast ocean of God for my answers. He wrote them upon the waves of the pages of my Bible, the cool breeze of His Holy Spirit, and the sharp edge of His Sword.

This is why the world will shout the Bible down. It will not be allowed to speak. Darkness flees when light speaks, so it must not be allowed! God’s Sword must not be allowed to come out of our mouth, because Eve/Gaia cannot stand when this Sword cuts!

“Pull down your father’s altar to Baal, and cut down the Asherah pole (Canaanite goddess) standing beside it.” (God’s instructions to Gideon. Judges 6:25)

“The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” (1st Cor. 11:3)

Yes…we are the greatest danger to the New Age Movement, Socialism, Rise of woman, and Gaia worshipers. This is true. And the modern church will “cave” right on time, but Gideon’s 300, and Elijah’s 7,000, and the message of John the Baptist will not cave. This world may shout down the modern church and put them in checkmate, but never the likes of Gideon, Elijah, or John the Baptist, whose souls were full of the Sea, the peace and power of God.

Sail on Soul Sailors… fill your sails with the Wind, not the chaos of this world. God is the Wind under our wings and in our sails. Prepare to walk on water, come what may. Pray now, so you will not be lacking later, if the Lord be your Shepherd.

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These gods and goddesses sink like the rocks they are, at sea, but only at sea.

 

 

“Adam & Eve & shades of grey” #1

20171117_161644 The rules of the game are changing…Sea Change… no more hiding in the grey, church…we enter the black and the white.

Eve is a true believer. She has been convinced. She has eaten of the knowledge of good and evil and believes she can do better…she is a better judge…let the goddess’s rise…it is their time!

Why am I speaking of sexism and genderism when everyone else is currently consumed with racism? I’ve always been a big picture kind of guy. Always looking up stream. Always looking down the road. Always seeking to hear God.

The rules of the chessboard are changing, but not for the church. Our rules were established by Christ 2,000 years ago and they do not change! Sooo…what happens now? The Catholic church is already under attack concerning Transgender and Homosexual issues that directly affect our faith! And our Bible! Will we be disarmed? Actually, it is not as much about the Word of God on paper pages, as it is the Word of God coming out of our mouth! If we are silenced, we have been in effect disarmed, because the Sword of John the Baptist and Jesus is different than that of Gideon, it comes out of our mouth!

Christians who have been hiding in a lot of grey are losing their cover! Will they follow Eve?

“But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.” (2nd Cor. 11: 3-4)

“The woman was convinced. (Gen. 3:6)

This is why I came out from among them. The modern church has been preaching a different Jesus, a different kind of Spirit, and a different kind of gospel than what the early church preached for some time now. It has been going on for too long. Judgement has come and the greys are fading away! It will be a season of black and white! Will Adam follow the woman he has allowed to go so far into the grey? Or will he make a different choice this time? For most, the choice has already been made. That is why we are where we are.

God is still saying, come out from among them my true people, come back to the old ways. The new rules are not for you. They never have been. They want to disarm you and send you hiding in caves of silence and defeat, caves of “no-light”, while the modern church once again loses the garden of God!

R-Evolution. The New Agers/ Gaia see it as the next evolution. It is a revolution of evolution! You either evolve or go extinct. Mother Nature at her best, choosing those who live and those who die. And this R-Evolution just happens to be represented by a 48 foot tall naked woman statue? Of which was displayed at “Burning Man Festival” in Black Rock Nevada! Of which the week long festival ends with the burning of a huge statue representing a man? This has been developing, growing, and going on for years?

This week long event draws “believers” from all over the world! I believe I read they allow 70,000 to attend, and they still turn many thousands away!

And what does it say that they wanted to set this symbol of woman across from the statue representing the foundations of our country? Our foundations are under attack more than ever before and there is no “grey” about it! The message is bold and plain and they are not ashamed! They are not ashamed to claim Socialism anymore! Just as that naked woman stands unashamed of her nakedness! This new Eve has overcome her shame of being naked! Eve has evolved! And Adam / the church is in big trouble, not only with Eve, but with God! The hand-writing is on the wall people. Open your eyes. Look up stream. Will you lay down your Sword? The Sword of the Lord and of John the Baptist? Make His ways straight?

This is a prophetic word, but I fear it is not seen soon enough. It has not come far enough in advance. Although I am sure there were those who declared and warned even as we allowed Eve to cross lines, and we men also crossed lines God has set, and now here we are. Check! How long before check-mate comes? You wanted to reign as kings now? Your kinghood is doomed! But God’s still looking for his true priests!

I wish I had a more “happy/positive/itching ear” message to give; but the only good thing about this message is for those who are willing to get back to the “Old Ways”. God can still save…God can still empower…and some will walk on water in the time of the flood. There is no time to waste. Find the Old Ways again. We are in a “Return”, as Jonathon Cahn has said. Return to the Father’s House all you prodigals, before it is too late.

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“Adam and Eve” #2

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You can’t win a race like this.

We’ve crossed a line and don’t know how to get back. You see… Eve is a true believer. Gaia has her true believers. Here’s a quote from C.S. Lewis that says it well:

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons’ cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Does the Creator need to explain to His creation why He chooses a certain design? I think not. It might even be that the explanation is there, but we’re blind to it, or don’t want to hear it, but the Creator decides, not the creation.

Why did God put the male in charge directly under him? I don’t know. Perhaps the tree was the test. Perhaps the fact that the snake was able to make a “true believer” out of Eve, but not Adam, perhaps that was the deciding factor. Adam failed because of love, his love for Eve, but it says Eve was actually deceived, fooled, convinced.

“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it.” (Gen. 3: 4-6)

Eve then gave to Adam. The world changed at that point and God had to establish order. Our God is a God of peace and order. There has to be structure in order to have order. Take a public school for example. The structure of authority runs from the School Board, down to the Principal, whether male or female, and then the teachers, and then the children. There has to be a structured and recognized line of authority for peace and order to thrive. God chose man and Eve does not want to hear that. Gaia plans to overthrow that.

1st Corinthians 14: 33 > “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.”  (Vrs 40) “But be sure that everything is done properly and in order.”

According to mythology, Uranus became the husband of Gaia. She then gave birth to the 12 Titans. Uranus decided to imprison the 12 in the underworld. Rather than submit to her husband’s decision, she encouraged the children to overthrow him. They did. Uranus died. Cronus became the lead God, and the Romans consider those years of the 12 Titans to be a golden age. They actually were disappointed after Cronus was overthrown by his own son, Zeus. This is the spirit filling our earth and growing every day.

Eve wanted more. She was not satisfied with what God had provided. The allure of wisdom and the chance to be as God was too much for her. She believed. She wanted. She went for it. Adam followed. They both lost everything.

Now Adam is losing the church. This is the garden God put man in charge of at Pentecost. Not many women are Pastors “YET”, but it is growing. However, Eve is about much more than that. Eve is about her “BEAUTY”. These gods and goddesses go all the way back to Baal and Ashoreth, the wife of Baal. Gaia, in one form or another, is still of the spirit of all the goddesses, sexuality, beauty, lust, riches, jewelry, Victoria’s Secret, and so on. When the Bible speaks of Baal and Ashoreth (the Queen of Heaven), the fertility gods were always about lots of power, riches, and sex!

Now Pastors…you know modesty has been lost in modern church and spirits of lust are tormenting most of your men. I know, because I was one of them. It wasn’t till I left the church that I was surprised to find those lustful forces fading, as I sought more of the Holy Spirit. The toothpaste is out of the tube. Eve is not going to go back within the lines God has drawn, because Adam let her cross them, and it’s too late now. Any attempt to do so is simply going to get the Bible banned even more as a Sexist and Gender bias book filled with hate! “Checkmate!” Gaia is on the rise and where is that taking us? Look out for the Trojan Horse!

Eve is a true believer. She thinks she is saving the world. But the New Green Deal is really more of a slide into Socialism than it is simply green energy. There is a strong left-wing movement towards Socialism, and “Going Green” is a Trojan Horse to that end. And remember church, those of you who still have ears to hear, Socialism is anti-Christian. Communism is anti-Christian. Gaia is anti-Christian. All three are a very real danger to our way of life, and they will ban our hate-filled book!

They want to disarm us. The Bible, the Word of God, is our Sword. Eve will buy the lie of a beautiful godlike existence. She will surrender our weapon. We will find ourselves in a sword fight with no sword! Gideon, Elijah, and John the Baptist, all three bore a sword. There will be much more on all this to come.

Interesting note: The movie “Avatar”, which is full of New Age Gaia type philosophy, that movie came out 12 years ago and then went silent…waiting…preparing…for what? But starting in 2021, four more Avatar movies are slated to begin, one every two years. 2021, 2023, 2025, and 2027. Do you see the hand-writing on the wall? Have you read the tea leaves? Your Bible is under attack, and all of us who identify with it. Racism is a stepping stone to the other dominoes that must fall. It’s may be too late to change, but not too late to prepare. Come out from among them, and be true blue.

Christianity is simple. Jesus said it in two words, when he said, “Follow Me.”

 

 

“Changing Hearts” #1

Na8rinz How did Jesus do it? How did the early church do it? That’s what I want to know, and it seems others are having that same hunger for knowledge. While in the midst of this modern church system, some are growing ever more hungry for what Jesus DID.

In this series I hope to share thoughts and insights about where this hunger has taken us, because I believe it is essential to the real changing of hearts. First I spent several months searching my own heart and studying church history up to 300 A.D. when Constantine begins affecting everything. I eventually came to zero in on what I call the “Missing 200 Years”, because most Christians have so little knowledge of them. A time period that should be of utmost importance to us, and yet we know next to nothing? Why? How? How has our professional clergy failed us so? Have they become like politicians, with a personal agenda to hide?

So…the first thing that impacted me about what Jesus and the early church DID, was the simplicity of it all. I had a great hunger for this simplicity.

The last modern church I attended actually had name-tag machines we were strongly recommended to always sign in on, get your tag, and wear it, please. I don’t need to go into details of the many ways church has become a complex system of programs and events which feels more like a machine, than a family. Nuff said on that.

As I began feeling led of the Spirit to start a “Fellowship”, the first thing I did was “simplify”. What are the basics of following Jesus? I call it “Simple Church”. I call it “Church Everywhere”. I have various names for it, but we keep it SIMPLE, FREE, OPEN-HANDED, and we ask mainly one thing > Come to “FELLOWSHIP”.

My rule is very simple. As long as you are here to “fellowship”, then you are most welcome. If you begin to sow “discord”, then you need to leave until you have a desire to return in “fellowship”, at which point you will be most welcome again.

So…having spoken of SIMPLICITY and true FELLOWSHIP… I’d like to give 3 scriptural points  I like to focus on. These are main ingredients of our teaching, and I believe the pathway to the POWER of Changing Hearts.

#1> FELLOWSHIP : “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

#2 > Our Dilemma : SIN > “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” (Genesis 2: 16-17)

#3 > God’s Power – Holy Spirit > “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses unto Me…” (Acts 1: 8a)

I believe we’ve got to get back to the “supernatural” power of #3. It is the dynamos that enables the born-again priesthood of God to deal with the responsibilities of #1 and #2. This Kingdom of Priest God has called is supernaturally powered, or it does not work. It is not by our own works that we have been saved, or save anyone else. We REST in God’s work. We live in the 7th Day. (L7D). By faith. And God grows us from the inside out, changing our hearts, and giving us the power to draw others to Him, so they can be transformed too. We change the world through the transformation spoken of in Romans 12:1-2. The priesthood involves living sacrifices who transform the world one person at a time. And a bonus to that is…if the world is truly transformed…you won’t have to worry about how they vote… and we will have better candidates to vote for. America will be transformed too, in a godly way, because perfect love does not sin.

Each of the above items need to be discussed in greater detail and likely to be future episodes.

I named our Fellowship: “Fellowship of the White Path”, because Jesus walked the red path of His own blood, so we could walk the white path of His own righteousness. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name sake.

I think this is a good start to understanding our Fellowship, and where God has led me in the changing of hearts. If anyone in Indianapolis area would like to meet and talk, that can be arranged. Simply leave your request in the comments and we will choose a place.

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Looking to the Future” #4

20200620_161851 Per last article, I promised a picture of my Samurai sword mounted on the wall above my open Bible. That sword went with me to the teepee as I spent the 5 days separated to God. Details of what all this means was shared in the previous article. But now it is time to continue forward.

The River Time never stops flowing. We can try standing still but the events will continue rushing at us. If you dare to look upstream, you will see things coming at you. It takes no prophet to know this is going to be one of the potentially wildest elections we have ever seen. Frustration levels are rising like the water in a rushing river. Frustration and anger are the step brothers to violence. We need to be praying for PEACE like never before, but I’m not sure the prayers of a worldly church will change the seeds we have sown.

We have looked up the river. We don’t like what we see. However, it’s a great time to repent of how self-centered and self-serving we have been, and become the Priesthood we are called to be, and do the work we are called to do > the changing of hearts.

Our next series will be: “Changing Hearts”. (But you may not like it.) Lets see if we can kick it off.

Guess what? Las Vegas is a “Sin City”. NYC is a sin city. Detroit is a sin city. Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, and I can personally attest that Indianapolis is also a sin city. Any place you find man, you will also find SIN, because we are cursed with a sin nature. That’s what God says, anyway. And I happen to believe Him. I also see a lot of evidence to support that belief, not only in my own life, but all around me.

I recently learned that more babies are aborted in NYC than actually live! In 2016, 48,000 pregnancies. 49% were aborted. 47% live birth. 4% miscarriages. Tell me SIN is not alive and well in mankind. Call it what you will, but this is heartless!!!

Man has learned he must create laws, and have powers of enforcing those laws in order to protect us from our own sins. It is good to always try creating a more perfect society, and even now we’re in the midst of growing pains long overdue, but it will never be perfect. Man is not capable of perfection. Planet earth is not capable of perfection. Call it whatever you want. You don’t like the word SIN? What other words might fit? Stink’n Think’n? Everything is a disease now days. Lets just call it a disease! What difference does it make? We are morally flawed! And to this God has established a High Priest, whose name is Jesus, and a Priesthood of all the Born-Again, those who answer the call when they hear Jesus say, “Follow Me”.

So where is this series going? It’s going where we need to go. “If my people who are called by my name will “humble” themselves…”

We need our pulpits to stop preaching so many success seminars and low-esteem counseling and get back to the humbling acknowledgement of our sin nature that needs a heart transplant! Pride, ego, power hunger, money loving, selfish ways is just more SIN! It is not the love of God, that so transforms a heart that even our definition of success is transformed!

SINS have been exposed of late, even caught on video, sins of hate and violence, but no sins of true love. Love does not sin. When you truly love someone, you do everything you can for them, you only want their very best, and when they hurt, you hurt. This is true love, but again, flawed man is not capable of perfect love…so God gave us a High Priest… and a priesthood…to do the work of the church…in this earth…until He returns. How have we been doing of late?

I’m probably not liked for this, but I watched a Christian movie today and it just about made me sick! I can imagine our black brothers watching this movie. Lord have mercy. A mother and daughter had a beautiful ranch. The daughter could climb on her horse and go riding out over the beautiful acreage of their property. It was a wonderful life in every way. The husband and dad was an incredible man who loved God, helped people, and also fought for his country. He suddenly died fighting for his country. Now it was just the mother and daughter and ranch.

They continued living in their fine house. The daughter continued riding her horse over the open land. The mother was no rancher and decided to sell all the cattle because they needed the money. Soon the mortgage payment was not being met and the bank began sending warnings. Neither the daughter or the mother got jobs. They just kept enjoying their ranch, something few people could ever afford. The mother was not telling her daughter of this terrible thing happening to them, but she began crying out to God in prayer. They were going to lose their beautiful luxury lifestyle if God didn’t do something. Oh please God, save our ranch. We need a miracle!

As I watched this movie, I considered the prayers God hears every day from around this planet. Prayers from someone about to be beheaded for their faith, or homeless and no place of shelter, exposed to all the harsh cruelties of nature, and no food, starving, praying for a little bread to eat, children they love as they watch them suffering. And here was this woman and girl so upset because they might not be able to have a fancy house, lots of land, elegant food, and horses any more, and might have to go to work. Oh please God, we need a miracle.

If my people will humble themselves? (But they said, we will not. > Jeremiah 6:16)

To make matters worse, people decided they deserved to keep their place. The town rallied to their aid and because of love, they donated a lot of money, and got them well on their feet. And then the daughter suddenly got the idea they could give riding lessons to children to earn the money they needed to stay afloat from there on. The message was if you have enough faith you can live like a king while others drown and starve. God will answer your prayers for a high lifestyle while others don’t even have food to eat. The mother was now able to sleep in peace. Her problems were all fixed. She had need of nothing, but what of all the others?

Am I sick to feel this way? We make movies like this? What DID Jesus do? Not, what would he do? But what DID he do? Are we so badly flawed there can be no changed heart? Well, we know there can be, don’t we. But Christians have been fed too much cotton candy for too long now. Priesthood means sacrifice. It always has, and always will. Do we still want to follow Jesus? If you’re true blue, you do. We know that MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT will melt any hard heart so that we care about others as much as we do ourself. Some even go beyond that, but first we need to be humble and honest enough to see the SINS that are keeping us powerless, and truly call on God for a transformed heart by the POWER of the inflowing Holy Spirit, like a River that never stops, because we keep drawing on Him. Amen.

I firmly believe it is a supernatural work of God that lifts us above “ourselves”. That is why we must get back to seeking the Holy Spirit in the church again! And God is simplifying His church, so we’re not bogged down in a lot of material things keeping us chained to a need for more money, more money. We are free to be the people of God. When the world sees that again, hearts will change, and we will have a more perfect world. Realize this, the more sin there is, the less perfect everything is. I see a world intoxicated on sin and with no plans to change. They can scream all they want about all the imperfections, but there will only be more, no matter what they do, but in all this, we have been made a Kingdom of Priest. Opportunity abounds!

“He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father, to him be glory and power and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Rev. 1:6 NLT)

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Soul Sailors, powered by the Wind.

“Have you considered following Jesus” #1

20200613_140232 Who would you say has been a great leader? Is there a life coach, a financial guru, an historical leader, a political leader, or Religious leader, an author, a sports coach, military leader, or any hero you would follow if you had the chance?

Jesus said, “Follow me.” But what does he offer as a leader? Let’s consider.

1.) He focuses on the eternals, not the dead-ends. Sins forgiven.

2.) He increases the inner life, a focus on spirit, and temperance of flesh.

3.) He gets your mind off yourself. More blessed to give than to receive.

4.) He offers power to transform, and also transform others.

5.) He offers this power in the Holy Spirit. He teaches that the Holy Spirit is a living dynamo, dynamite, in us, if we follow Him.

6.) He stands against wrong, offers light, not darkness; offers truth, not lies; love, not hate; peace, not fear; and empowers us to do the same.

7.) He leads us against the great dragon, enemy of your soul.

8). We are the Lion, the Eagle, the Ox, and the Man. He sends us out like sheep among wolves. But we have power the wolves don’t understand. Sheep have the Shepherd, and follow him. We are gentle as doves but wise as serpents. Even the wolves of Rome could not defeat the sheep of Christ.

9.) We learn of things unseen, and dwell under the shadow of the supernatural.

10.) We learn the power of child-like faith, to move mountains.

Jesus says, “Follow me.” He offers to be your leader.

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“Vision Update” #7

Inala4 I have set my sails. Tomorrow the teepee.

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It was at the teepee, in October of 2018, that I experienced the events I have been sharing, what I call the Vision. I have not spent time in the teepee as a way of separation unto God since that time. That’s like 20 months. Now God has me going back, after all this time, at this time? Hhmmm.

The last time I was there for a total of almost two weeks, but this time only 3 days, and there will be fasting, starting tonight. It was there I so clearly saw the Orion constellation. Orion the Hunter, the Warrior, with bow, shield, sword, belt, and hour-glass shaped body. I hope to see the night warrior again, over these next 3 nights, and ask him what he knows.

What does all this mean? I asked the Lord if I could speed up the study of Gideon and hit just the highlights? But He said slow down, and give details. Because of that, I am convinced the story of Gideon is important to the New Wine Skin, a second Reformation. I feel led to take Gideon with me to the teepee. We will teach more of him from there.

Right now is my pause before the teepee. I spent all morning again roofing my house. I have been 9 days so far, but for the next 3 I’ll be at teepee. Roof can wait. And no, my house is not that big, I’m just that slow. But I want to ponder the Vision so far, and the historical event currently happening, because we crossed a line as we entered June. The incident with George Floyd is definitely causing change. Has COVID 19, George Floyd, and Elections created a perfect storm? We’re still in it. We may see COVID again. George Floyd is not going away. And the Elections, with Donald Trump, is on the horizon! Oh my! Are we only in the eye of the storm?

First came COVID. Then came weeks of quarantine, along with free money at the same time a robust economy took a complete nose dive! People were dying. The old were especially dying. People were forced to slow down. In this forced idleness some began thinking more about God, family, friends, and loved ones. But none of this was June yet. In my Vision God had put the marker on June.

I pondered what could possibly be next? Is this not bad enough? I continued preparing for June with prayers and faith. We had a wonderful Passover with Jonathon Cahn via TV. Then we became aware of Pentecost and how it was the eve of June! So we prepared for that, and we did not miss, even as our phones lit up that night telling us that ten minutes away, in downtown Indianapolis, a forced 8 p.m. curfew was in effect! My wife and I looked at each other dumbfounded. This has never happened before! Soon we were checking all sources of news and discovered our entry into June!

What’s going on? The gates were just beginning to open from COVID 19. But this had nothing to do with COVID! Who could have guessed we would go straight from a pandemic into rioting in the streets and forced curfews? But in both cases our government was forced to react, and we are the ones reacted upon. What are these dominoes falling? We are powerless to stop? Stop an earthquake if you can. Stop God if you can. And to what does it lead when the last domino falls? What does the new world look like? And where will you be in it?

In times like these we all want to protect what is “important” to us. Some people worry about loved ones, some about money or their job, some about their house and other possessions, or things they hope to possess soon. Some worry about their health, or their rights, and their country. How have these dominoes falling affected you, and where are they still going? The election? A Depression? Soup lines? Or perhaps greater prosperity than ever before. But what of your soul?

You see, I love Spirit. I love God. And I have seen a clear difference in people like me, and the effect of all this, compared to people who don’t believe in what they can’t see. For me, this all began with God alerting me to be prepared for June 2020. He alerted me in my spirit. He alerted me way before it came. I even stockpiled some food, just because he said to, and we were able to help a few. This was because I took two weeks to get away to a place I could separate myself and seek Spirit, Holy Spirit. Because what is “important” to me is Spirit! I do things of the Spirit.

God has shown me a connection between Trump and the church just barely holding together, and an old wine skin about to rupture so the new wine can come forth! I have seen it in the two old gates of the Vision. I have moved my wife and I to this new wine skin. God has shown me hurricane winds with dry corn shucks in complete chaos, helplessly driven by a crazy wind! But the teepee was in complete peace. Now God draws me there again, because I “love” Spirit, I’m that person, but those who “love” other things “do” other things. They deal with the falling dominoes in other ways, not in Spirit. But this is my thing, my love, and all this is different for me as I watch people react in such predictable ways. I shake my head in amazement, as I seek more Spirit.

God was ready to change things in Gideon’s time too. He found Gideon threshing wheat in a wine press, in secret. My teepee is one of my wine presses. Not my only one, but one. And he gave Gideon a path no one else could have predicted. He sent him out with 300 men against 135,000! And he sent them armed with vessels they would break in order to send light forth suddenly, and trumpets to blast declaring the sword of the Lord and of Gideon. The enemy, in mass confusion, as if driven by crazy winds, turned their swords on each other. We all know how precariously balanced this world is, and how easily this could happen.

What was their weapons again? Broken vessels. Burning torches of light. Trumpets of sound, and a shout! 300 against 135,000. This was no man-made plan. This was Spirit.

We have much yet to speak and consider about Gideon, from the teepee. Coming soon!

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“Vision Update” #6

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“Gideon 101”

The warrior in the night sky is how I think of him. God branded my mind with him that night, and then sealed it forever with that message talked about in previous article. Now it’s time to take a good look at an old story and see what it has to say to a new people in our day. Will we be the people of a new wine skin? Or will it be business as usual?

The story of Gideon only requires 3 chapters in the book of Judges, chapters 6-8. Chapter 5 ends with this final line of: “So the land had rest for forty years.” The children of Israel had gone through another one of their “sin cycles”. Repent to God. God saves them from the harvest of their own bad seeds. God shows them mercy for the life of that judge, but then they have already fallen back into sin before that judge even passes and the cycle begins again.

It seems that the “blessings” and “abundance” of God is our own worse enemy. Human nature being what it is, we don’t handle prosperity well, not spiritually speaking. And then God has to look for another person to stand in the gap for righteousness that he can use. “So the land had rest for forty years. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord.” (Here we go again.)

So God looks for a man again, and where does he find the one he chooses? He finds him at a wine press, threshing wheat, in order to hide it from the Midianites. He’s threshing wheat, but he’s at a wine press. He’s not at a wheat grindstone, he’s at a wine press! A new wine ready to come forth! But he doesn’t yet know it! So much of the church still grinding at this grindstone we’ve allowed to go on for far too long! But the Gideons are seeking the wine press, and bringing food for the hungry, in secret! And the Angel, (capitol “A”!) calls him, “Thou mighty man of valor!”

And what was Gideon’s response? “And where are all God’s miracles our fathers told us about?” Are we not in the same boat today? Where is the power? Do you think these political battles are the answer? These are the miracles of God? I fear you have placed your faith in man-made ways and will be greatly disappointed. The Midianites and the Amalekites are coming and it won’t be a politician who saves your day, it will be a Gideon! It will be a man who God speaks to, and he obeys! His strategy will be godly, because it will be from God, and it will be light in the darkness, spirit of a breaker, and a very “small” army sounding very large! Because of the power of God, not man!

Gideon was also very HUMBLE. Does your politician fit that mode? In response to the Angel calling him “mighty”, he says: “Oh my Lord, how can I save Israel? Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least of my father’s house.” (vrs 15)

According to Gideon, God had chosen the least of the least.

So Gideon prepares an altar to the Lord and calls it, “The Lord Is Peace”. And the Lord tells him to tear down the idol of Baal your father has, and cut down the wooden image, and build an altar to the Lord on top of this rock. In verse 27 we find he took ten men with him and did it in the “night”, because he feared the reactions he would get, and sure enough there were those who wanted to kill him. Gideon has caused a great disruption as to what had become the status quo! He attacked the idols that had been set up in his father’s house! He built an altar to the Lord! Does anyone see our modern churches doing that? Maybe we haven’t suffered enough yet. Maybe Gideon is still in the secret place, in the wine press. Maybe he has not yet made the move that will disrupt the status quo, but it’s coming.

The Midianites were actually the descendants of Abraham, from a man named Midian. Can you believe it? The children of Israel were being tormented and robbed by their own family tree! And the Amalekites were descendants of Esau, who God judged because he sold his birthright for beans! This is all in the family!

Now the idols they worshiped are very interesting too, because they represented SEX and PROSPERITY. According to 1st Samuel 12:10, not only did Israel fall into Baal worship, but also Ashtaroth. Our churches today are full of these idols, falling down to sexual sins of all sorts and the love of money! If ever a Gideon anointing was needed, it’s today! Divorce rates in the church match the world! And babies were sacrificed to Baal! America is overflowing with the sin of abortion! (I hope not the church!) Both Baal, Ashtaroth, and Tammuz is very much alive and well in the modern churches of our day.

I believe there is a Gideon anointing coming to a few, a remnant, whom God will be moving through in this time of judging his church! God still says… “If MY people!” 

So what does this mean for you and I? Are you one this anointing has come upon? If you’re still dwelling in the status quo, then probably not. When I told someone God had showed me we were crossing some kind of a spiritual line at beginning of June, they said, “So what?” They didn’t know what to do with that. It wasn’t specific enough for them, and if I would have tried to tell them all these details, they didn’t have time.

But even so… there is much I have done because I knew this line was coming! I was faithful to prayers, fasting and Passover. And I was even led to prepare for Pentecost this year! (First time God did that to me.) And I’m about to have 3  days at the teepee. I have not done this since October 2018 when God showed me these events.

There is always much we can do in spiritual preparations. I went to the wine press! I was threshing wheat in the secret place! Because I knew something was coming! And now it is here and it is changing everything, almost over night! And we do not know its final form! But we must come out of the harlot church and enter the wine presses with God! I’ve torn down the idol Baal in my own life! And Jesus is showing up speaking to us! The idols must come down!

This same person is very busy developing a video game teaching site. He’s having good success with it so far. Even beginning to earn money! I hope it does not distract him from being in the wine press with God. He does not read my blogs even though we are related. His church fits the typical mode of today, in which a nephew of mine, who thought he was close to the Pastor, never got a call from him when they left. Just too big to be that personal. What does it all mean? But a Gideon army is growing, and will be ready to go forth right on time.

Through Moses, God brought forth water from the rock, but with Gideon he brought forth fire from the rock! “Then the Angel of the Lord put out the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread; (note: this sacrifice sounds like a Passover meal!)… and fire rose out of the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. And the Angel of the Lord departed out of his sight.” (Vrs 21)

Now Gideon realizes he has seen the Lord! He starts to freak out! He thinks he’s going to die! But the Lord says to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.” The altar was named, “The – Lord – Is – Peace”.

And so… we near Gideon’s battle. That will be next episode. But I know of no other Bible hero in which a “Sword” is mentioned like it is with Gideon, when it is shouted: “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!” And yet… there is no swords in the hands of Gideon, or the 300 when they execute that first battle! Huh? They have a torch emitting fire and light in their left hand, and a trumpet in the right! No sword in their hands! But a sword certainly coming out of their mouth! (Interesting.) This is the beginning of our look at Gideon, thou mighty man of valor!

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