“Yinneythought” for the day.

Sloth-Hanging-Out_300x300 “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.”        (Proverbs 18:16)

Have you created YOUR room? Perhaps this is a little different spin to the verse, but if you have not created “a” room from your particular gifts, and live in that room, then don’t expect your gifts to ever bring you into great opportunities.

This room must be built from the material of your gifts, and nothing less, but that’s hard to do if you don’t even know what you’re about.

Seek your Vision. Who are you?

Don’t waste your life living in rooms less than who you’re called to be. God placed your foundation stones even before you were born, but you choose what is built from there.

How have you done so far?

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“Preparing a Place”

20180901_160730 “And God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah…” (Gen. 6:12-13a)

“But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thou sons’ wives with thee.” (Gen. 6:18)

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It’s hard for a leader to lead if they don’t know where to go next.

Too many of our leaders today do not lead; they copy. They don’t have the visionary gift, so they copy whoever seems to have a successful formula. The business world operates the very same way. Companies become successful once someone has proven they have a winning product, winning formula, and then a whole lot of other people follow.

However, the Body of Christ is not a business. And the thumb is not meant to copy the foot. The brain is sending out signals but only a few in the body seem to have true leadership. A few hear God’s voice so plainly, they know what their assignment is, and they are not concerned about what any other part of the Body is doing. This is the only way the Body of Christ will ever function as a healthy Body. All the parts have separate assignments which come together at one point at the top! Like a Teepee! The Head of the Church, the mind of Christ, a vision of not “where we are”, but “where we are going”!

Our ability to get to that place depends on each part of the Body doing their particular assignment, without any regard, envy, concern, comparing of numbers, or money, or platform, or fame. Peter wanted to know what would happen to John, and Jesus said, What is that to you? Ouch!

But what do leaders do who have no vision? Are they truly leaders? Are they misplaced in the Body of Christ and doing harm? How is it they do not know where the cloud is moving? How is it they are stuck in yesterday’s glory, but the glory has moved on? The Shadow of the Most High is moving but they have built a mansion that cannot move. A monster that must be fed or it eats them. And in most cases, is already eating them.

I couldn’t live that way anymore. So I came out from among them and focused strictly on the one point of “Godwalking” like Enoch, and even his descendant, Noah. Now God has me building a place, because he wants to take a people there.

Today’s message from God is different, and it must have a different kind of place, a new wine skin. Leaders who lack vision fear days like these. End time days. Days of the forge and the purge. Days demanding change, motion, and direction. Days demanding ministry that is fluid, flexible, and consistent like water.

God has speeded up the clock on me, and brought more of my focus on the Teepee. It’s becoming more plain every day that Indianapolis is not the place I’m sent. I’m leaving this place faster and faster every day to live in another place. Could there still be groups in Indianapolis? For sure. But more and more of my focus and time is rapidly moving in the direction of Whitestown. God has provided a place for something to be built, and I have put my hammer to it.

My vision of it is a “Prayer Garden/ School in the Wilderness”. And by faith I believe I have books still to be published teaching these things. The writer in me still has not fulfilled his mission, but the place must come first, and from there I will write the books, and for all this to happen I must live at least a few more years. I must have the faith of an “old age” ministry, and we shall see if I hear God, or not.

20180901_160723 The place I prepare is for small groups, individual fellowship and teaching, a Prayer Garden, a Table of Fellowship, a place of simplicity, a place different. A place to get your center back, and hear God for yourself.

God has placed the timetable for this in the hands of my parents, now well into their eighties. They like their privacy. Currently, they still call the shots on how much this place becomes public, while I keep building. A few have access at this time. Some are taking advantage, and some are not. Maybe they never will. But when the floods begin to come, we will see who are ready? We will see who has oil in their lamps and a light shinning, or they are just a copy of some man-made program.

A case can be made from the Bible, that God is big on the power of a “name”. I think every minister should know his flock well enough, that he could give you a name that fits you more than you even know. He could actually change your name to something better. Like Saul, who thought he was Saul, but God said… PAUL! My Apostle born out of season!

We need true leaders in our day who hear the voice of God even through all the roar of a country going mad with pride, lust, perversion and sin. Hearing the voice of God is more than being able to teach his Word or preach a good sermon. It’s about knowing where the Body of Christ is going next. Good journey everybody. Because the Body of Christ is a Body of motion. We go places and do things. We fight battles and live lean, so we can move freely, like any good soldier of Christ should be able to do. Be not entangled. Live free.

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“STAR WARS” Part II

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“The passing of the torch!” Is there an Awakening going on? Perhaps right under our nose, and we do not even know?

We have done much study from the book of Hebrews chapters 7-8 concerning the huge change God made through Christ when he shifted the priesthood from the Tribe of Levi, to Jesus Christ of the Tribe of Judah! This was a major move on the Cosmic Chess Board, freeing us from the Laws of Moses and connecting us to the grace, mercy, and love of Christ! This changed everything! (Unless you deny Christ, and then things are kind of the same for you. Sorry.)

We see this coming change being announced another way through the message and action of John the Baptist. It is only appropriate for the torch to be passed from the Tribe of Levi, to the Tribe of Judah, by a member of the Levite priesthood. Even though John himself didn’t fit the normal model, his parents did, and as such was of the proper linage to pass this torch. Did we realize what was happening as we read those scriptures?

As a young student of God’s word there is a lot we fail to see, I find it so very interesting when I see Hollywood put out movies which seem to parallel the truth. They are not the truth in and of themselves, but they parallel it in odd ways. I often think of when Jesus said, if man will not praise me, then the rocks will cry out in praise!

Is it possible Hollywood is occasionally preaching revelation, current spiritual events, without even realizing it? Sometimes I think it must be so, after all, we are all spirit beings whether we are saved, born-again, or not. We have a spirit connection to spiritual things. Writers, artists, creative people get “inspired”, and create something saying even more than they know. Suddenly, those with eyes to see and ears to hear, begin to notice, even though the producer may have no idea. They are living in the parallel, not the real. It’s kind of like fake news.

Is there an underground Church of people developing who are allergic to Americanized Christianity? I believe there is. The five wise virgins are awakening.

I’m not happy with everything Disney has done in developing the transition of STAR WARS, but I have very much enjoyed watching and pondering it. Are rocks crying out? Even at the end, when Luke’s famous light sabre suddenly explodes, ripped in two! Is that not a picture of what was happening when Jesus came the first time? The Law was being superseded by all those entering Christ through his cross! And now?

Will very similar conditions bring Christ back the second time, that brought him the first time? Were not the pharisee a type of the five foolish virgins? Should we not be checking ourself in God’s mirror?

So what does this mean? Do we not have a chance to be a part of God’s great move in our time? God’s perfect will and revelation is always available to anyone in every time, but we must recognize the move of God and jump on board if we want to be a part of it. Rey was very reluctant about her new developments, as her life takes on new pain and meaning. They always seem to go together.

It is my daily prayer for this strange thing God has me doing with the teepee, to be a part of God’s move in this day. I have been consuming books, and study in God’s word like a man who has been on the verge of starvation! In my spirit I feel such an urgency to be ready for something this spring, and I so want to be ready.

In the meantime, after two years of very mild winter in Indiana, this year has turned into an ice cold roaring lion seeking to devour anyone not properly protected. Much sickness is moving around as people wheeze and cough. In spite of all these things, including financial challenges too, nothing can stop a true child of God, and child of Abraham, from being a bright light in dark times!

Many of our Churches are so far in debt, money becomes an issue, and they are no longer free to preach the pure word of God. Satan has them right where he wants them. And so we see an Americanized Christianity in which much interest revolves around success and money, as they preach of the One who said “Blessed are the poor in spirit”, and had no place to lay his head.

John was a voice in the wilderness; a prophet, declaring the king of that time had no clothes! The heavenly clock is ready to drop the axe on a fruitless limb! (He declared.) Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand! Leave your indifference, become diligent and set a proper table for the Presence of God! And He will sup with you.

Poor Rey in all this STAR WARS story. She does not know what is going on with her. It’s as if her world is falling apart, and her life was already pretty difficult even before she began discovering some kind of force. Now she is in constant battle, and facing a foe with training, while she frantically scurries to put together the pieces of this new jigsaw puzzle! There is an evil beyond description rising, and who can stand against it? This nobody?

We just spent a year speculating as to who Rey was born from, in order to have the force. Only to find out she is but a commoner. Nothing royal about her at all, other than she is another living person with the potential to shine great light in dark times! The force is no longer a respecter of persons, it seems! A torch is being passed, a transformation is taking place, and all those who know His voice will find Him.

So she goes in search of her teacher, the great Luke Skywalker, only to find the great teacher hiding on an island and totally disenchanted with anything to do with the force! This poor girl! Can her path be anymore discouraging or impossible? And yet something in her hungers for this force, and so much so she will risk everything to grow in it! And then we see others too.

How are these new Jedi Knights being trained? As for the child of God, our Sword tells us we need no teacher other than the Holy Spirit in us. Now granted, the Holy Spirit uses others God has gifted and called to be teachers, but even if we’re separated like John on the Isle of Patmos, we can seek God! (And grow, be fruitful, shine great light.)

I couldn’t be more excited in my old age, to see what God is doing. I’ve been waiting most my life to see someone begin pointing out the king has no clothes. The big question now is, where do we go from here?

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