Inner Circle

20180929_124343 As we continue looking at the “Personal Formula” I live by, in seeking to maintain a God Balance, lets continue our subject of “Inner Circle”. As we have said, Jesus set the example, having his 70, his 12, and his 3. The Great Commission and also Paul’s admonition to the Corinthians confirm what Jesus set the example for. We are expected to follow Christ as teachers of the Kingdom of God.

“You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others.” (Heb. 5:12a)

Our Formula: God Task + Inner Circle + Prayer + Simplicity = God Balance.

Who are the ones in your life, your priesthood, whom you influence in a way that Jesus DID? In the above picture I have a grandson in there somewhere. This is his first year of playing soccer, or any sports. Am I a fan of soccer? Not really, but I am a fan of my grandson, and he needs to know that. I want him to know that. I want all my kids, my family, to be a part of the Inner Circle I influence towards God.

And think about it… sometimes those we are the closest, are the hardest to be that light to because they know us best! They see us at our worst and best. They know what we really do, our true actions, our consistency, or lack there of. They know our flaws and imperfections. But we should all want to be that spiritual priest to our family. And that means you too , DADS.

Yes…in that rumble tumble of childhood, all those kids trying to kick that ball, I have a grandson, and hopefully he’s not the one being kicked. I have another grandson, whom I have given the name “Sky Hawk”, who also plays soccer, but he lives in Georgia. I’m still naming this grandson. I think “Story Teller” may be his name. He has such an imagination and loves creating stories. It flows out of him. But he must also learn to never be a liar, but a creator of good stories imparting wisdom and joy. There is a big difference between an honorable Story Teller, and a liar. Grandpa White Feather can help him understand such things.

But there is still much more to say on this subject. I’m afraid the Apostle Paul was not giving the Corinthians words of praise when he wrote the letter. He told them what they “OUGHT” to be doing. And he shared his desire to teach them deeper and more powerful things, but he could not! He desired to do so, but could not!

“There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. INSTEAD, you need someone to teach you again the BASIC things about God’s word.” 

Wow…how sad. How would you feel if the Apostle Paul, or the Lord himself, said you were spiritually dull and do not listen? Wow. Not a good spiritual report card.

So…are we the teachers we ought to be? Do you see how adding this to the Formula is a very important part, of which Jesus set the example? All I’ve done is tried to analyze “what Jesus actually DID”. And then put those elements into a Formula that helps us follow what Jesus DID. There are many things, of course, that could be added. But it is my hope that these four basic elements produces those other things like a tree bearing fruit. As we try to reduce our Godwalking to the MOST SIMPLE elements, as part of the Formula is simplicity, a life flowing, a yoke not hard, a burden not heavy.

No one can say it better than Jesus, of course. He said it’s all about a life of godly LOVE.  He said that would produce every fruit a Christian should be bearing. No one can be more simple and deep at the same time, as the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Master.

We continue our study of “The Formula”, and much is happening at Teepee in this fall season. More pictures coming soon. Continue meditating on your ministry to YOUR Inner Circle. Rise to the challenge! Add your God Task and Inner Circle together and see what you get? Do you have a godly balance of soaring and not flapping? Until the next time, this is Grandpa White Feather signing off. Continue the “Fight of No Fight”, and be blessed!

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Actions, or just more words?

20180829_171204 My wife and I watched a Christian movie the other day: “God’s Not Dead 3” – “A Light in the Darkness”. Another very good movie. I’ve enjoyed all 3 so far. But from my personal perspective, with the things God has spoke to me about and changes that have occurred, because of such new knowledge I’m now responsible for, I must say there was one thing that bugged me, and I see it so very pervasive in American Christianity. We talk big, but our actions don’t follow, and sometimes, perhaps even most times, our actions actually contradict the words we have so boldly spoken!

So what’s the deal? Do we not see we are actually sabotaging the very message we have worked so hard to send forth? Is the message of God or not? I just spent 3 weeks listening to 3 messages a Pastor preached to his Church. I was put onto these messages because a friend knew I was very into the subject of “The Early Church”, and his Pastor had just preached a message about getting back to the start, and did some teaching on the early church. So he let me know, and I began listening.

The Pastor began by saying there is a movement “out there” of people leaving the church because it is not “perfect enough”. It has problems, and these folks say they want to get back closer to the early church. Then he began explaining how Christianity is not a “Church building”. The people are the Church. He wanted to make sure his people were not hung up on the “building”, of which they have a very nice one, and plenty of debt with it.

He said the church is not perfect because it is a place for the sick to come. It’s like a spiritual hospital. This is true, but to that I say, just because the church takes care of sick people, that is not an excuse for the church to be sick! Are we giving them what they really need? In some cases yes, but in many, no.

Anyway, sounded like he opened a big subject, (which it is), the early church fathers, and I thought sure he was beginning a series. He preached very hard about revival and getting back to what the church “ecclesia” means. However, rather than continue this very vital message that most the church is ignorant concerning, he dropped the subject like a hot potato and followed it with two weeks of sermons about people “struggling” with their Christian faith! (Whaaat?) What kind of menu is this?

Not only that, but the one message he did preach, taught nothing new, had no real depth concerning the church Jesus started, and even taught that Constantine was a Christian! He made it sound like a Christian Roman Emperor heard the will of God and that is how we left home churches and moved into large buildings! He made it sound like there was no debate or concern, and it was the natural leading of God, and all was perfectly well! Nothing is further from the truth!

There was no educating his people of how Constantine lived as an unsaved man who should not have influenced the church, nor of any debate concerning these big changes after 300 years of small group ministries! His people walked out completely uneducated concerning getting back to the beginning, which was what he said in the beginning about his message.

(And my friend seemed unconcerned about this very misleading message. All he did was make excuses, and probably regretted making me aware. Evidently, like most people, this was not any serious problem to him. This is my perception of the conversation we had. What else can I surmise from his lack of concern? As far as I know, he still does not read the articles I write, in which if he were concerned, he could easily verify if I have a point, or not? Please let me know, friend, if you’re reading, so I know you’re taking anything I have said seriously enough to at least investigate?)

So as I anxiously awaited his next messages, I was greatly disappointed, because I cannot see that his actions in any way support what came out of his mouth that day. Except he put that personal slant to his message because he really does still want big building ministry. His church will not function without a big expensive building. He really is not interested in getting back to the “start”. That was a message of empty words, followed by two messages of struggling with your faith. No thanks. Not the kind of food my spirit is hungry for. But that’s just me. For all those who crave such spiritual food, there are plenty of places to find it. There is no lacking of these messages. This is not the spiritual food we are starving for, as if a famine in the land. But there is a famine!

So, as I was saying, my wife and I watched “God’s Not Dead 3”, and as you probably now realize if you have seen the movie, you know where I’m going. They did such a good job of revealing a serious problem. I mean, that Pastor was really stuck inside the box! He could not seem to envision how many ways true Christianity could invade that campus. It’s like water! If people are on fire for God, it cannot be stopped! It does not need a building! It targets hearts! It needs tables of fellowship! But he was stuck in the same thinking God seems to be shinning a spotlight on!

This seems to be the message of the hour! So many people are seeing it, saying it, preaching it, even making movies of it, but how many are actually DOING IT? I hear their words, but the words are instantly swept away by their actions! They do not mean what they say! Their living in a virtual reality! Nice words, great movie, but you fail to follow through! They ease their conscience with great words, and then go right back to the same stinking thinking! Do they think they have done their job? Do they think they have obeyed God? Do they think they have alerted their people, and been a good shepherd? Do as I say, not as I do?

In our last article we talked about the visitations of Christ in the garden, and how he came to his 3 disciples; Peter, James, and John. He expected them to pass on the words of his visitation, but they simply fell back to sleep. Are we doing any better? Perhaps we are passing on the word before we fall back to sleep.

After the great climax of the show, when the Preacher finally realizes how far off base he has gotten in his representation of the meek and lowly Christ, he makes a great speech to everyone about how Christianity is not a “building”, but almost the next thing you see, and the way the movie ends, the Preacher turns over the first spadeful of dirt to build the new building! Wow. I’m sorry. Like I said, I enjoy these shows, but does no one see how stuck we are in this box? We are so blind to it that we do not even see when we completely contradict the message we have worked so hard to preach! All that work “undone” in a moment! And Satan laughs the whole time, thinking how easy these people are.

I turned over several spadefuls of dirt this week, because my Teepee continues slowly growing, is debt free, and I try to match my actions to my words. I am now putting in a wall and door! The small group atmosphere in this place is awesome! Getting stronger every day! By next summer this spiritual get-away, this prayer garden, this school in the wilderness, should be ready. It has not been easy, but no matter how slow it has been, my actions are in harmony with my words. And maybe…just maybe….there will be a people who see the truth of that… and they will come hungry for food to make a soul strong in the Lord…so there is not so much spiritual struggle in God’s body. Is the body of Christ unhealthy? Is it sick? Why so much struggle? It ought not be so!

As I said before, just because the church helps sick people, is no excuse for the church to be sick! This Pastor accuses others of leaving the church because it is not perfect, but then spends the next two weeks preaching messages confirming the problem! Am I the only one who sees confusion here? God is not the author of confusion!

Yes, we RESIST the devil. We war against him! But we are strong in the Lord! Our faith is strong, not doubting and struggling! God has not given us a spirit of fear! Oddly enough, this place to build healthy souls has also made my body strong and healthy as I have dug in dirt, chopped wood, drank water from a deep fresh well, and built this Tipi. Everything seems to confirm and be in harmony. We are not confused in our simplicity. We do not function as a business, nor do we have the stress of such operations. I simply want to move with God, and stay under his shadow. Here’s a couple more pictures.

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I’m afraid all the hard work wore Shadow out. Supervision is a tough job.

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“A Church Different”

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Welcome to Wakanda, a church different. Is the name of our church Wakanda? No. Are we part of the Black Panther movie? No. It’s simply an analogy, because we’re doing church different, and the church normal looks at us thinking we’re a 3rd world country, or exiles, and don’t see us having anything to offer, anything even beginning to compare to what they offer, when in actuality, our “Fellowship” (we don’t call it church), may be closer to the original than theirs. Such as, we don’t worship the “sun god” at our fellowship, and what has become normal in America, does!

The above picture is a baptism about to happen. We left Indiana and traveled all the way to Georgia to accomplish this baptism of our oldest grandson. Our “Fellowship” is very fluid like that. The eagle loves to soar. The Wind carries us many places. Don’t put God in a box. He simply won’t fit. If your god fits in some man-made box, then he’s not really God! Please check carefully!

I never worry about defending our Fellowship. I simply share what we do. Most of what we do is very different than the modern church system. I leave people to judge for themselves the things I teach and say. If you want to know more about how the modern church is practicing the Rome worship of their sun god, and what the real God thinks of that as the real God made plain in Ezekiel 8, then simply go to my July 18 article: “A False Matrix”, and begin learning the details.

And remember, the book of Revelation reveals both Rome and Babylon are very active in our last days! This should be a great concern to every true child of God. Only those not truly a child of God would not be concerned. Show your concern! Your actions are more true than your words. Open your eyes and study! Show yourself approved! Not a slothful and lazy servant ready to be cast out!

Okay, here is some things we do at “FWP”. We don’t worry about stage lights and a performance, nor the high cost and debt going with most places of that sort. We don’t have “money pressures”. As the leader, I’m not seeking a paycheck. I’m not on a payroll. Occasionally someone makes a free will offering towards something and we gladly accept that. We expect Christians to be led of the Spirit in what they do with their money. But as a minister of the Lord, I don’t want any money pressures influencing my spiritual judgement. The more money a ministry needs to maintain itself, the more likely they are in bondage to a worldly material. How much money did Jesus need? What did his ministry cost?

We don’t have “name tag machines” as our second greeters. You will also be likely greeted personally by me. True discipleship requires personal time. Jesus put an emphasis on discipleship, not how many names are on your membership roll. Oh, we don’t have one of those either. God keeps track of the membership in his books. I don’t have to worry with such things.

Our emphasis is family and fellowship. Fellowship is a big test of who is with us, or not. If someone constantly pushes other people’s buttons, causing strife in the family, then that person is invited to leave and only come back if they have a change of heart. We’ve had to let one go already. It’s amazing how true fellowship quickly weeds the true from the false. But maybe they just need to be somewhere else? If that is the case, then I want them where they can grow best. That’s my main concern; not some numbers on a board.

The early church did not worship the sun god or Tamuz, as said before. Your pastor would need to teach on the early church fathers and early church to understand. We do study the early writings of those trained by the Apostles and established as bishops of those original churches. I suspect our modern pastors fear these subjects and deliberately mislead us. Why would the modern church want to be ignorant of its roots? It makes no sense to me. I can only surmise there is a darkness at work in this, but only you can search this yourself.

Easter and Christmas are not really holy days for us. A Christian form of the Passover is the only holiday I see the Apostles promoting in my Bible. You can have Santa and the easter bunny at your home if you like, but we don’t promote them in our fellowship. Also, we keep the emphasis of the Lord’s Supper on his “death” more than “resurrection”, as he instructed. This proper emphasis is one of the great loses of our modern church system. We also keep emphasis on our priesthood, not the kingship we will enjoy in heaven some day, that’s for later. The Apostle Paul accused one church of beginning to “reign” without him! Can you believe it? This false king theology has led many down this prideful path in our modern day.

The Lord’s Passover Meal is a master key, and meant to be the template for what is Christianity and Church. But we have perverted our practice of this holy day God set way back in the Exodus! I believe our fellowship has a more true practice of church than most of those calling themselves churches these days. We offer our help in these articles in this blog site, for whosoever will, but who are we to presume such things? (The modern church asks as looking down the nose. Ezek. 11.)

We believe in SIMPLICITY, and the simplicity of Christ. We have gone back to the truth of the early church as best we can, without the help of the modern church. We are still searching, praying and learning. What is a student who does not shine brighter each day, even unto the end?

We do church different here. Jesus said his “yoke” was easy and his “burden” light. He said we are like the wind, flowing where God takes us, in a freedom of Spirit, liberty, and revelation. Free to be me in Christ. The person God created me to be, as I grow away from  what the world has offered me. There is no performance. There is simply loving “upward” FIRST, and “outward” ALSO.

When did Jesus have church? All the time. Where did Jesus have church? Everywhere he went. This is true church. We do not attend church, we live it, 24/7. We ARE the church. And we are meant to be a family. God’s family.

So God sent my wife and I south this week, and we had church in Georgia. Grandpa shared scriptures and baptized his oldest grandson, while my wife and second born son bore witness on the bank. It was a gorgeous day! The sun was bright! But there was no sun worship. we are sun worship free! (I hope. May the holy Spirit reveal if this is not so!)

 

On way home we stopped at Pigeon Forge to buy a Samurai Sword for my grandson, to mark his day of baptism. He knows what Grandpa means when he speaks of being “Samurai for Christ” and the Sword of the Spirit, God’s holy Word. This was part of church for us this week. A lady who worked at the store, “Smokey Mountain Knife Works”, (a favorite place of mine), this lady came out of the store and gave my grandson a short lesson in use of Samurai sword. I never saw this happen before, but it happened for him. She had actually taken lessons and gave him a quick teaching in some basics. God so blessed our trip! This was awesome!

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20180729_104851 (I never told my grandson he would get a Samurai sword when he got saved. Of course I would not want him to be influenced by such a thing. He had no idea my wife and I were going to do this. You can imagine his excitement when we told him.)

Now we are back from Georgia and a new phase of the Teepee begins. I expect to move into it in 70 days. I have 70 days left to get that area ready. My wife will be doing some traveling for a while at that time, a few missions God has for her. So this will be my home away from home, but not hers, (maybe some day), if I ever get it to her standard. (LOL.)

God is good and God is great. I so enjoy this different way of doing church. The freedom, relationship, Presence, variety, of walking with the Holy Spirit is such a delight. I was happy when they said unto me let us go unto the House of the Lord! SOAR MORE and FLAP LESS! That is our message at FWP, to walk with our Lord in white, to be a Godwalker, even as Enoch was, and he was taken!

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Fellowship of the White Path 7/8/18

bible-sword-of-the-spirit “…that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, ‘TO STAND’. Stand therefore,…” (Eph. 6: 13b-14a) (My emphasis added.)

“Therefore the ungodly ‘shall not stand’ in the day of judgement,…” (Psalms 1:5a) (My emphasis added.)

Your spiritual armor has everything to do with your ability to survive the great spiritual storm and be found still STANDING. Your Bible very specifically identifies an evil day in which there will be a great falling away before the antichrist is revealed. (2nd Thess. 2:3)

Your Bible declares as fact, not just God’s “opinion”, the ungodly, (the spiritually naked), shall not stand on judgement day. They are the “fallen”. The righteous in Christ, in his armor, may fall many times, but always gets back up and is found STANDING! You don’t want to be the “fallen” on judgement day. You want to be the “Gap Standers” as revealed in Ezekiel. (Last Sunday’s article.)

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.” (Psalms 1:1-2)

It’s hard to pick a “most important piece” of the armor. THEY ARE ALL MOST IMPORTANT! But the other day I was surprised by something that occurred to me. The item I pictured as the least impressive, (the belt?), may be the most important! I mean, how can you compare a belt to a shield? Or sword? Or tough boots? A fancy breastplate, or helmet? In my mind, the visual picture of a “belt”, although still very important, but definitely not the first thing I picture when thinking about being “impressed”!

AND YET…I was struck by the question…what is my deadly enemy’s strongest weapon? Without it, he becomes irrelevant! But with it, we have watched everything from the fall of Adam and Eve, to the crucifixion of Christ! God himself nailed to a cross by man!

Satan is the master Deceiver.

All of a sudden I had to take a stronger look at “The Belt of Truth”, also the first item listed in the scriptures! When Jesus said, “The truth will set you free,” he was speaking of that Belt! Anything less than the truth is the beginning of our fall!

Just think about it for a moment. False information leads us to make our decisions based on assumptions that will not STAND! Have you ever made an investment based on the advice of someone, or some information, convincing you this is a great investment, only to lose your shirt? Have you ever done anything you later regretted because something, or someone, convinced you at the time, it was a smart thing to do? Most of the time we choose our forks in the road based on what we believe to be TRUE! So what happens when we discover “our truth” was really a false reality, a lie?

We usually suffer loss. The trap has sprung and we are in it! We experience defeat, pain, sorrow, consequences, REALITY, depression, poverty, and TRUTH! But now it is too late. The damage is already done. The truth could have spared us all the pain and loss. Maybe if we had known the truth, maybe we would have chosen the other fork in the road? At least we could have made a decision fully knowing the risk we were taking.

Sometimes we make choices based on a love for money, lust, pride, the “7 Deadly Sins”, even though we know the truth. We know we will suffer for the decision later. That’s another kind of stupidity not really the focus of this lesson. When we’re in our right mind and using wisdom, we try to make good decisions based on what we believe to be true.

When it comes to our spiritual armor, and our enemy’s strongest tactics, the truth is everything! If you don’t fully know what those “Boots of the Gospel of Peace” do for you, the fact you now have “Peace with God”, then the devil can come along and begin his lies! Such as, “Boy you really blew it this time! You’ve sinned one too many times, buddy! God is now your enemy!”

If you can be convinced you no longer have a “Peace Treaty” with God through the blood of Christ, then you will be too broken to repent again, ask for forgiveness again, fight the enemy again, rise to your feet again, and you will begin to just give up, embrace the sin, and the enemy now has you in his territory, the land in which he is strong, the land of his lies!

Anything less than the truth is the beginning of our fall! (Such as “What would Jesus do? And what did Jesus do? Why the disconnect? Last article.)

He has managed to move us away from “what is true”. And now all the rest of the armor begins falling apart. Your shield of faith is wilting, you won’t even pick up your sword because you’re lost in guilt, your brain is doubting salvation, your heart is falling into darkness, every piece of that armor is crumbling because of the lies of the enemy! The whole time your armor is shouting to you the truth! But you’re no longer even bothering to charge your armor. Your light’s going out!

How precious is the truth in a world of lies? What dollar value could be put to it? And you; us? We are called to be God’s Warriors of Truth! What a worthy battle to fight! What an honor!

When I was driving back from the Black Hills of South Dakota, with a phrase echoing in my mind, “Path of the White Feather”, at that time I had no idea what it all meant. Since coming back, that phrase has led to this blog site and “Fellowship of the White Path”. The White Path is all about knowing as much TRUTH as possible. What does greater light have to fear from lesser light? Not a thing. We keep an open mind and consider all things.

Jesus walked the Red Path of his blood, so we could walk the White Path of his TRUTH. The truth is, our current spiritual job assignment is to be a Kingdom of Priest to this lost world. I hope that doesn’t get in the way of your false reality of living like a king right now. That “lesser light” will cost you big in the long run. The day will come when you regret living as a king, rather than God’s servant. Beware of the forked tongue. Please check everything Grandpa White Feather teaches against God’s holy Word of truth, our Sword of the Spirit!

In those days, that Belt was also used to “gird up” the long robe so it did not still hang around their ankles. That Belt was a sign of coming “challenge”, and you being ready to fight! To gird up your loins was something they tried to do before the enemy actually attacked. We would be wise to do the same!

Wearing the Belt of Truth, do not be afraid to pick up that sacred Sword, and expose Satan in the light of your Armor! Praise God forever! Stay charged, people of God! Godwalkers every one! An Enoch people walking with their Lord in white! Ready to be suddenly taken by God!

Na8rinz

 

 

We’re talking about the Wind.

20180606_124330  In the story of “Flapless” there is a relationship that develops between a raven and a wren. Now a wren is a very small bird, but this wren’s name is “GOLIATH”, because he “THINKS BIG”.

Can you imagine a little wren with the name Goliath? He got that name because he had a habit of thinking outside the normal box. His ideas were considered BIG, and someone named him Goliath because of his thoughts, not his physical size. (And let me say, the Bible is thinking outside the normal box. If your mind has truly been renewed to have the mind of Christ, then the world will consider your thinking abnormal.)

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So Goliath eventually asks the question, “If the Wind is ‘All-Knowing’, then why do I fight the Wind?” He then explains to Flapless, who cannot fly, how he uses his wings to fly faster, or contrary to the Wind in some way. Rather than simply being happy to ride the Wind, he uses his wings to add something that would not be there if he simply rode the Wind. Goliath begins to question the wisdom of that, and what it would mean if he simply rode the Wind?

Ever feel like this?

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“They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with the wings of the eagle, they shall run and not grow weary, walk and not faint.” (Does the above picture look like someone who is waiting upon the Lord? Unfortunately, I know people who look just like that and claim they live Isaiah 40:31) 

God’s Word is supernatural and He offers us a way of living based on love, joy, and peace; not run, race, and take anxiety pills. Our problem is, we refuse to learn. We refuse to change. We refuse to trust Him completely. Surrender to His will. So far, we have proven ourself to be unteachable. But where do we learn such things as these?

Well… believe it or not, your Bible really does teach all this, but also God has called His teachers to inspire students. If you know no other teacher saying these things, then you have found one here, but are you teachable?

Again, in the movie, “The Shack”, the person playing the part of Jesus asked the question, “Am I like those who claim to be Christians?” The obvious answer was NO. And as I study the life of Jesus as revealed in the Gospels, I do not see someone who ever gets in a rush, or stressed, or worried about money, or what people think about him. I never see Jesus looking like the above picture. Not when his friend Lazarus was dying, nor when Jesus himself was about to die. Sure, he struggled for a short time at what he was facing, but he went to prayer, and he restored his peace. There is some flapping required to mount up, but the flapping most people are doing is not to mount up in their spirit man, and does not lead to walking in the Spirit.

I am convinced Jesus is not the least bit concerned about the “number” of his followers, and he has not put that responsibility on us either. What he is concerned about is the spiritual growth in his followers. The Great Commission still says to make “Disciples” of all nations. The Bible still says “the Lord” added to the Church those who should be saved. (Not man.) Paul still wrote that we can water and sow, “but God” gives the increase. Many times Jesus said very hard things, revealing he was more concerned about spiritual growth, than the number of those who followed. He was about “Disciples”, not followers, or a fan club. Now who are those who wait upon the Lord? Those who mount up with the wings of the eagle to ride, to soar upon the Wind.

image1Everyday I find I have to do some flapping in order to “mount up”. But once I am charged in the Holy Spirit, now I am tuned in to soar. Every day I practice the 3 P’s of my Priesthood > “Praise, Prayer, and Promises”. The two wings and the tail feathers of the eagle. This is the practice of my Priesthood in Christ, and this is wisdom.

God is concerned about how the church is raising His spiritual children. What do we consider creating Disciples? God will hold us accountable more for the spiritual growth of His body rather than the numerical growth. Today a church can appear to be very successful based on numbers, but again, what did Jesus do? And what hath God said?

Are we afraid to go back to the early church fathers and learn from them? How far have we drifted from those things Polycarp fought for as a Disciple of the Apostle John? Have we studied how he fought against the coming Catholic influence, of which after he was gone, the Catholic church took over? Is all you know is that we Protestants eventually rebelled and came out of the harlot Roman church? But did we really go back to Polycarp and everything Jesus showed us, or are we still contaminated with many worldly ways? Why are we avoiding such knowledge? To remain intentionally ignorant is not innocence. 

ARE WE TEACHABLE? It does require some effort on your part. I have tried to make it as easy as possible in this blog site, by simply going back to the beginning and reading the journey. There are voices in the wilderness calling to those who are true disciples, teachable, a strong desire to learn, change, grow. It’s not about numbers. Jesus said narrow is the gate to life, and “few” there be who find it. “Few” is a “relative” term. Based on the number of all who have been born, those “few” are still a lot of people. BUT…are we one of those few? Have we proven ourself teachable? Have our actions shown we care enough to study diligently, as God hath said?

Again, we are talking about the Wind here at Path Without End.

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 UNLESS A SEED FALL TO THE GROUND AND DIE, IT ABIDES ALONE. THERE IS NO RELEASE OF THE SPIRIT WITHOUT SOME DEATH TO THE FLESH.

“A Bird Called, Flapless”

casey-horner-552263-unsplash So it’s Monday night and another weekend is over. On Sunday morning we opened up a link to our story of “A Bird Called, Flapless”. Please read details in previous article. This is just a shout out for all those so busy on the weekend they had no chance to catch the announcement. Lots of pictures included with the story. Hope you enjoy. Link connect set in previous article.

Feedback on the story is welcome. Hope you enjoy.