Fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit

Here’s a question for some thought: Why do we exist? Why are we alive? Why are you on a planet called earth that’s apparently in a galaxy called Milky Way by scientists. This galaxy is also apparently just one galaxy in a vast expanse that no man knows the ends of called the universe. What’s the point?

Did you ever know that you will never cease to exist. Okay so let’s fast forward to a billion years from now. Did you know you can make plans for a billion years from now?

If you’re a christian, i’m guessing you’re having some thoughts about possible answers to these questions. But i’ll like to ask- yeah we’ve been saved by Jesus, and we’ve been brought into the family of God. This is glorious! But why do we even have to be here now if God’s saved us already? God could have decided to take us straight to be with Him after He saved us but He chose not to.

I think the answer is very simple but easily forgotten. It is so easy to live under the sun, using Solomon’s words. It is so easy to be caught up in the daily activities of life, even as a Christian, without living a life of meaning. It’s so easy to be caught up in anxiety, distractions and the spirit of the age that blinds us to why we exist in the first place.

Jesus in His prayer to the Father declared, ‘Now this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent’. Wow there we go! This is the point of salvation. This is the point of life. It’s so simple that it is easy to forget. We exist and we will exist in eternity for the Knowledge of God.

I’ve been thinking about a certain aspect of living a life of meaning(The Knowledge of God). This is referred to as the Fellowship of the Spirit in scripture.

2 Corinthians 13:14 says-
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

I want to go straight to the point. I heard this quote from someone, ‘You walk in the Spirit as much as you talk to the Spirit’. Holy Spirit is the teacher, the helper, the Spirit of Jesus. Jesus said it was better than He went away because the Holy Spirit was coming. He said the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us forever. Did you know in a billion years, even in your resurrected body, the Holy Spirit will still be living in you as a Teacher and Helper? Do you know God longs for you to talk to Him. We would refer to this as prayer. But why does He require us to ask Him for things before He gave us? James 4:3 clearly says we have not because we don’t ask. I believe God knows that when we talk to Him, and turn our attention to Him it opens up our inner man to encounter and connect with Him. Hence, prayer is more than religious activity. It is the way to a life of meaning. It is a way into fellowship with God. Prayer is life to the soul, as water is life to the body.

God created us for fellowship with Him. He created that interior world on the inside of you for His Presence to dwell and rest in. Just a simple practical exercise if you’re reading this. Close your eyes. Sit quiet before God. You see that interior screen, the interior world, the Holy Spirit is waiting there for you right now. God really does hear you when you talk. He’s more real than anything else is on the earth. Many times we know the doctrines of prayer, but now you get to apply it. You actually get to be a doer of the Word. There’s no time better than now. Your inner man is God’s garden. Jesus said so. He spoke about the planting of the Word into the heart(Luke 8:15). Now you may be wondering what to say to the Holy Spirit. Take the Word(you can try something as simple as Genesis 1:1 that talks about God being the Creator), and use it as conversation material. Also allow Him talk back to you. As we abide(talk to God) in God, God abides(talks to us) in us- John 15. I’m not saying you hear an audible voice(although He may decide to do that, the point is not about how He speaks but that He speaks). He’ll make you discern His Presence in a small way. Maybe He’ll give you a picture. Maybe He’ll whisper something in your spirit. However, we must make room for Him to talk back to us. Infact i would advice, to be quiet for longer than you actually talk. Just sit still in His Presence and allow Him wash you with His words. Gaze into the beauty of God like David. Become a Mary of Bethany that lives a life of one thing. Lean into Jesus like the Apostle John. Another practical advice- having music on the background can help. It helps me. But feel free to move along with where you’re sensing God is taking you.

As simple as it is- that is what fellowshipping with the Spirit is about. This is the the way to a vibrant heart, a renewed mind. If you want to change your emotional chemistry, this is the way. Even as the disciples on the road to Emmaus said their hearts burned within them as Jesus spoke to them. This is the way to the fullness of joy. This is the way to happiness. This is the way to peace. This is way to utter satisfaction, contentment. This is the way to encountering the love of God. Paul says that the Holy Spirit is the One that pours out the love of God in that inner space called the heart.

It’s so simple right? Yes that’s the point! Anyone can do it. Anyone can love God and fulfil the greatest commandment by living from the inside out. Now do it 🙂 Don’t just talk about it, do it. Schedule time to do this. If this is the point of life, then go after it with all your heart. Also, did you know if you spent your life doing this, there are eternal rewards? This is because the beginning to living a sermon on the Mount lifestyle(Matthew 5,6 & 7) starts with connecting with the Spirit of Jesus inside us. Jesus makes it very clear in several places in the Bible that we can lay up treasures in the age to come. He makes it clear that although He loves all believers equally, our greatness in eternity is not the same. Even Paul says our resurrected bodies are of varying glory, one like the Sun, and one like the Moon(1 Corinthians 15:41,42).This is how much God wants time with you! He’s in love with you! He wants you! I’ll end with Jesus’s exhortation to us as His disciples.

Matthew 6:25b- “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?“. Luke 10:41,42- “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.

The book of Revelation: Symbolic, Mysterious, Relevant for today, Exciting?

Hi people! 😀 I would like to know what you think about the book of Revelation. Is it all symbolic and so difficult to understand that we must neglect it?

I intend to set my heart to gaining understanding and revelation from this book. 

Firstly, i believe we’ve all made it too complex by making everything in the book symbolic. Quoting from Dake’s Annotated Bible, ‘As to the literalness of the events of the 7 trumpets, they are to be just as literal as the revelation gives them. Should we make symbolic that which is plainly literal? The plagues in Egypt were literal so why not these? Some interpret the earthquake of 6:12-17 as the breaking up of society; the sun darkened as Christ rejected and God dethroned; the moon turned to blood as the destruction of derived authority; the stars falling as the downfall of religious leaders from the ecclesiastical heavens; the heavens departed as the destruction of organized Christianity;…’ 

WOW. That’s a whole lotta symbols right there. Looking at old testament messianic prophecies about the 1st coming of Jesus, can give us clues on how to interpret biblical prophecy i believe. It was prophesied that He will be sold for thirty pieces of silver. ‘Silver’ did not mean some transformation or wealth or something weird. It said that He will ride a donkey into Jerusalem. That was fulfilled literally during His procession to Jerusalem on a donkey as the prophets prophesied. 

So, let’s get rid of myth number 1- The book of Revelation is for all Christians to understand. It is not just for theologians with a degree in theology, although they can be really helpful! It is for those who have the Holy Spirit living inside them. He is the great Teacher. 

I love this quote from Mike Bickle on the book of Revelation- “Jesus uses the least severe means to reach the most people at the deepest level of love, without violating their free will”. This is so true. Jesus is coming and revealing Himself as Bridegroom, King and Judge. He will judge the nations that rage against Him(Psalm 2), whilst at the same time purifying the Bride of all that hinders love. He will come as a King- LITERALLY! That blows my mind but it is true! One day a Jewish Man, who is fully God, will come to the planet and will get rid of evil and rule all the nations. All 232(?) of them! He is the One that is worthy to take the scrolls and open the seals of judgements, as He judges the end time Antichrist’s empire(Revelation 4:2). You might be thinking, how can this be? How can a God of Love, be so intense? How can the gentle Lamb of God, be the One that causes people to kill one another in Revelation 6:4. How can He be the one that causes a third part of men to be slain in Revelation 9:15?! Imagine that happening today- one third of the population of the earth dying in a war of some kind. There are about 7 billion people on the earth today? one third of that is over 2 billion people dying at the same time! This is chaotic. The worst disasters in human history thus far, are nothing close to what is to come. And most of the church is unprepared. These events are offensive to the human mind. Almost confusing if we don’t understand the why behind the what. This book however says that the people of God are in agreement with the judgements of God as they sing in Revelation 19:2 ‘For true and righteous are His judgements…’ The saints won’t be offended, or confused. Some will. I believe part of the great falling away of many from the church will be from the offense and confusion as people question the righteousness of the judgements of Jesus. 

However, we must realise that God is judging evil, and the antichrist. He isn’t judging the church. I used to believe in the pretribulation rapture- which basically says we go up to be with Jesus so we ‘escape’ the judgements. I’m starting to think otherwise now. The why behind the what(at least part of it) is that Jesus is removing all that hinders love. I honor believers that believe in the pretribulation rapture, however, i would advise that we diligently search the scriptures for truth. There are huge implications if we don’t get raptured during the great tribulation. I don’t think we have to argue about this in a way that will not be godly or in a humble spirit, but we do have to know the truth. We need to study this book for decades. We don’t know the day or the hour of the return of Jesus, but He gave us ‘Signs of the times’. We must be watchful. We must read the old testament prophets such as Isaiah, Zechariah, and many others that give very detailed information about this time in human history referred to as the ‘great and terrible day of the Lord’. Yes, God will be terrible in His judgements. But the scriptures also speak about a great day! A day of the greatest end time revival- Greater than the book of acts! This is an exciting time, but also a time we need a specific watchfulness and focus to prepare ourselves for. There is a release of the spirit of prophecy in a major way in that generation with the 2 witnesses in Revelation 11. 

I’ve made a lot of statements that many may not agree with, but the point is we all need to be searching the scriptures in a posture of watchfulness for the coming of Jesus. He is not coming, until the church is made glorious, and His bride has made herself ready. I believe the bride is far from ready now. 2 Peter 3:12 also implies we can ‘hasten the Lord’s return’, by making ourselves ready. We must be wise. We must meditate on these scriptures and pray for wisdom and understanding. We must rend out hearts, and go after a unique understanding of the end times. God will raise up John the Baptists. He will raise up prophetic messengers who live a radical lifestyle of abandonment to Him, and will prepare His people to respond rightly to Him in the day that He shakes everything that can be shaken. At the end of the story, there’s an eternal celebration. Everything that hinders love is removed. We are eternally married to the Lamb. This is a mystery as Paul rightly states. We rule the nations with Him. We live on the earth forever and forever. I feel like a pilgrim, one at the beginning of the beginning of my destiny. God is a beautiful mystery. His ways are past finding out. He will fascinate us with the revelation of His heart for billions and billions of years. He is eternally exciting and so not boring! 

I want to conclude this with an exhortation that the Holy Spirit gives in His wisdom and love to the church on the right attitude to relating to the book of Revelation. Again, we want to spend decades like John the Baptist in studying this book with its many layers of revelation and insight into the heart of Jesus and the events at the end of the age. Practical advice from me to you- Schedule time to do this! Find some commentaries. Pray for the spirit of revelation and wisdom. Don’t just do ‘Bible study’- turn your ‘Bible study’ into conversation with Jesus. His desire was to show us what must shortly come to pass(Revelation 1:1) not hide anything from us! He wants to give you understanding more than you want understanding. Another practical principle is ‘little by little’. You won’t get a download and prophetic insight into this book in 5 mins or 5 hours. But if you devote yourself to prayerfully studying it, in the next decade you’ll be shocked at how much this book has transformed your mind, and your understanding of Jesus. 

Revelation 1:3- Blessed is the one that reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

CATCH UP WITH BLOGGERS AND BEING A FRIEND OF GOD

Hi everyone 🙂

I’m so happy i can finally blog on here. I’ve been studying in university for such a long time it has hardly left any time for me to post anything. I finally finished my exams today!! I’ve got from now until october to relax and do other things! I’m very excited as you would imagine! Firstly because i can spend more hours alone with Jesus in the glory realm 😀 and secondly because i get to share my little journey with Jesus with all of you! I’m in love with Jesus! Father God has completely won my heart. Holy Spirit’s my best friend- He’s my companion. I want God to wreck your heart as much as He has wrecked my heart. 

Wow has it been an exciting journey!! The Lord has been speaking to me about being a friend of God and i’ll like to share that with you. 

I was walking back home today with Holy Spirit after such a long day of having an exam, and He started to tell me how much He wanted more of me. He wants more of me, and He wants more of you!

God specifically identified with 2 people in the Bible as His friends. Think about it! The Lord God Almighty called mere mortals His friends. In all of His glory and all of His majesty He still identified with these people as His friends. 

I believe this leads us to a certain aspect of God that most of us wouldn’t think about normally. Do you know God likes to be liked?(Well He asks us to love Him in the Bible) Do you know He has feelings just like we do? Do you know God’s heart is broken when we reject Him? This reveals a certain aspect of God that many would not be very familiar. God has the softest heart in the universe. 

James 2:23 says ‘And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 

Now Abraham inspires me! Many would like to think they’re God’s friends because they’re saved. Yes God loves each and everyone of His kids so much. But not all of them have come to know how much He loves them. The measure of your love for God is directly proportional to the measure in which you know His love for you. God’s heart literally burns with passion and desire for us all. We can sing ‘I am a friend of God’, but this is much more than a song. It is much more than words from your lips affirming a relationship that is non-existent. The thing about friendship is that it is always 2-way. It is never one way. So friendship with God must be a 2-way thing where we know that God loves us so much that we respond to His love. Now Abraham moved the heart of God. He abandoned himself completely to God. He left his family because he heard the voice of God. Walked away from his country and all of what he had been used to for years and years just because God told him to. Faith moves the heart of God. The foundation for any relationship is trust. Think about this- How far are you willing to be inconvenienced at the expense of the passionate love burning in your heart for God?

Exodus 33:11a says, ‘The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend’.

Do you want this? How much do you want this? That was the old covenant if you remember. It says in the Bible that the new covenant we live in, is a covenant with much greater glory than the old covenant(2 Corinthians 3:6-18). Do you want to see the face of God daily? Do you want to live in this place of radical love for Jesus, and radical obedience to the voice of Holy Spirit? The thing is God wants more of you. He wants you to go to the secret place and be with Him. He longs for you and yearns for you to know Him more deeply. Some christians have made up a doctrine that we don’t have to feel anything for God for us to love Him. Well, i used to believe that until recently. Jesus has asked us to love Him with all of our hearts. What does that look like? The heart composes of our feelings. Yes we do not stop there. Because of the fiery passionate love burning in our hearts for Him, we obey Him. The ones that obey Him are the ones that love Him. This doesn’t mean obeying God out of compulsion though. It means obeying Him from the love we feel in our hearts for Him which we can not have unless we know His love for us. 

Of course, when you’re His friend He tells you His secrets. Psalm 25:14 says ‘the Lord confides in those who fear Him; He makes His covenant known to them’. Of course, this shouldn’t be the motives in our hearts for wanting to be His friend. If you were rich you wouldn’t want to be married because of your money would you? You’d want people to love you for being you. Well, same with God. Ask yourself why you want to be His friend. He really loves you and wants you to know that. 

I believe that the greatest sign of the coming of the Lord Jesus is His bride (Matthew 25:1-13). How much does the bride love Him and want Him back? How much does the bride’s heart ache for the beloved Bridegroom, Jesus? Holy Spirit is hovering and transforming the universal bride, filling her with desire for her Bridegroom. Until all of the bride has come into this intimacy with the Bridegroom then He won’t come back. We need the oil of intimacy. We need the oil of His Presence everyday as we cry out with Holy Spirit, ‘Come, Lord Jesus’. And in the days closer to His return the universal bride will cry because of her lovesickness for her Beloved, and she will cry with the Spirit, who is the best friend of the Bridegroom, ‘Come Lord Jesus'(Revelation 22:17). Of course, the closer you lean on the Bridegroom, you hear Him calling out for His lost sheep. Hence, another sign of the second coming will be a harvest of souls that has never been recorded in history(Matthew 24:14). Let’s stop looking at how the world is being shaken with all sorts and fix our eyes on the One who ever loves us and has loosed us from the power of darkness by His own blood! We can’t afford to keep going back and forth in the doctrine of salvation. Many christians argue for years and years on ‘what can you do to lose your salvation’ or ‘once saved, always saved?’. There is more! We have to leave the milk and go to the meat! The meat is His Presence, His love, His heart, His beauty. That is the true test of our knowledge of God. It is way beyond mere intellectualism and goes deep into our hearts. And yes i can prove that from scripture haha. 

1 John 4:7-8 says, ‘Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.’

‘He that loves has been born of God and knows God’. To the extent that we love God and the ones in front of us, that is the measure of our knowledge of God. Sometimes when we talk about love its almost like, ‘the side thing’ or ‘doing nice stuff for people’. I’ll like to argue its a bit more than that. It is passionate and full of life and powerful! Read the whole book of Song of Solomon. Doesn’t sound like the old dry love we have in our minds. 

Song of Songs 8:6-7

Place me like a seal over your heart,
    like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
    its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
    like a mighty flame.
Many waters cannot quench love;
    rivers cannot sweep it away.
If one were to give
    all the wealth of one’s house for love,
    it would be utterly scorned.

Stepping into 2013

Wow i can’t believe 2012 is over! Went quickly! I’ve also had this blog for over a year surprisingly :O. I just looked at my blog post last year on New Year’s Resolutions and i’m surprised with how my writing style has changed just in one year! Again, This has been the best year of my life so far! 😀

Its funny cause i remember saying the same thing at the end of 2011. And i remember saying the same thing at the end of 2010!

Seems like life keeps getting better and better by the year! :D. Why’s this?

Well, life always gets better with Jesus! I wouldn’t say i’ve had any major miracles this year. And i wouldn’t say i haven’t had many disappointments either. But really with Jesus you’re not affected by your circumstances at all. Your emotions don’t go up, down, left, right and centre. Its always JOY!

JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY! The more you know Him, the more you love Him, the more you love life, the better life becomes. It doesn’t matter what happens in life- your eyes are always fixed on Jesus! You can’t take your eyes off Him cause He is beautiful! What a glorious thought!Its just like Paul said in Philippians 4:11-13,

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

I’ve stepped into this place in my relationship with God that i never thought i’d be in. When i was 15 i never thought i’d one day be able to hear God’s voice all the time, 24/7. I never thought i’d stop being shy. I never thought i’d know what God’s plans for me are. Many many other glorious things have happened- too many i can’t list. Infact, at a point, i felt as if God was doing so much work in me that i started to get confused. I tried to keep record of everything but it was just impossible!

Can’t wait for next year! Maybe there’s an important lesson i’ve learnt so far. Took me 2010, 2011 and 2012 to learn this- but thank God i finally have 😀

Life always gets better with Jesus! So i know 2013 will be better! Don’t know exactly how i’ll dance to the heartbeat of the Father, but i’ll dance with Him through it all! Fix your eyes on Jesus as you step deeper into the river of God in 2013. 🙂

How do you ignite a passion for God?

Hi everyone 😀

This will be a very short ‘how to’ post. I usually don’t like the ‘How to’s’ of Christianity cause i think usually most of them tend to be very legalistic and can move out of a place of grace and enjoying the finished work of Christ at the cross.

At the end of this post you just might discover that this may not tell you ‘how to’ necessarily. It definitely will take you to a place of dependence and trust in Jesus though 🙂

Okay so how do we love God with all our mind, soul, heart and strength? How do we love our neighbours? How do you love your enemies? Jesus said, ‘if you love Me, you obey Me’. So its obvious that a key to living a life of holiness is loving Him truly. So how do you fall in love?

Hmm read the last sentence again. So ‘HOW DO YOU FALL IN LOVE?’. I know you’re probably thinking, ‘Well, it just happens’.

Easy and simple. Love just happens. Falling is not hard at all you know. You just FAAALLLLLL. ‘So its that easy?’, you might ask. Well, it surely doesn’t take any effort to fall off a cliff.

You want to love God? Learn how to FALLLLLL. What stops you from FALLLINGGG?

I don’t know but looks like we need to let go of our parachutes!!! The Bride of Christ needs to fall! She doesn’t need parachutes! Just Fall! Its not hard. You just need to be child-like. Yes indeed, ‘for such are the kingdom of heaven’, Jesus said.

Your head is your parachute. Let your heart fall back into the arms of Jesus. Don’t be afraid, you’re a son/daughter. For we haven’t been given a spirit of bondage to fear, but a spirit of adoption in which we cry ‘Abba Father’. Yes i pray that you fall back into that spirit of adoption! You have been adopted by Daddy God and He really loves you. Do you need to know that Abba loves you? Look at kids around you. Let the children teach you. Abba loves even far more than we as human beings love, so imagine how big His heart is. His heart is huge! He looks at you and calls you His beloved. When He opens your eyes to see the way He sees(which happens naturally when you fall back into His love), then its so much easier to live a holy life! Its so much easier to love your enemies. He takes your fragile heart and wrecks it with His 🙂

Now fall back into what you were created for! To live in the Love of Abba and His altogether lovely Son, Jesus!

I can’t promise you that loving Jesus isn’t going to cost you. It’ll cost you your life :). But what a privilege! To give our lives for the glorious King! He deserves much more- He saved us from death! It’ll cost you everything! But when you’re in love, you’re in love. You can’t say no to Him when He says, ‘Will you marry Me’. You’re just lost in Him so everything’s so light; Its easy to die for Him in the face of persecution, its easy to lay down your life for Him.

Sons of Daughters of Abba, Fall back into love. This is the essence of your being. For in Him we live, we move and we have our being.

Song of Solomon 1:2-4

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
    for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;
    your name is like perfume poured out.
    No wonder the young women love you!
4 Take me away with you—let us hurry!
    Let the king bring me into his chambers.

A Life Lived Beyond the Torn Veil

Hey guys!

I’ve had a really good week so far so thank God for that! I hope you all have as well. I’ll like to share a bit of what the Holy Spirit’s been teaching me recently- both from His Word and through experiences.

Today something really funny happened. I went to see a friend from the Christian Union at my university and his other friends were there with him. Suddenly as we all were in a conversation i had this vague vision of a name as i looked at Him. The name was ‘Keith Luker’. Now i wasn’t sure if this was just me or if God was trying to tell me something through this but to be sure i went on google and found out that He was a real person! Keith Luker is apparently a prophetic musician and you can probably find videos of Him on youtube of some of His songs.

So what next? What could God be trying to say to me? Earlier on, i saw steam somewhere in His house, and suddenly i was reminded of the Shekinah glory cloud in the Bible. Never seen this cloud but heard of many stories were this glory cloud has actually rolled into meetings and then people in these meetings would be on the floor face down because of the weight of God’s glory. Yes its heavy. Hebrew word for glory is ‘Kabod’ and it literally means ‘weight’. If you have experienced the Holy Presence of God you would know this because you will feel its weight on you. In case you’re not sure if this is biblical- it says in Exodus 40:34-35-

‘Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tabernacle of meeting, because the cloud rested above it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle’

Anyway, without wasting words, i read an article written by this prophetic musician, Keith Luker and He was talking about how He would be minister in churches with just a guitar and people would come back telling Him they heard many instruments playing and other people singing. If you’re thinking its angels- yes i thought the same when i read that.

Yes i’m getting to the point be patient :P. Basically, there would be an open heaven over this man when He ministers, and people will get healed. In case you didn’t know the Bible says angels are ministering spirits for the saints so when they show up they minister to the saints- which is you and me! Exciting ain’t it?

The Holy Spirit was really teaching me from all of this what it looks like to live under an open heaven. Many times you hear people pray for an open heaven but actually i would like to know who closed the heavens! I used to pray like this until i finally realised that the heavens were torn apart the moment i was raised to sit together with Christ in heavenly places! Yes heaven is always open to you if Jesus abides in you!

I’m starting to realise that everything we go to church for on sundays are actually available everyday of the week. I don’t know about you but if i go to a church, i go to encounter God first and foremost before anything else. But do you know you can encounter God everyday and everywhere? Do you know that the veil was really torn apart because of what Jesus actually did for you? Do you know you have access to all of Heaven’s resources? Did you know you didn’t have to be earthly-minded? Actually the Bible says we should ‘Set our minds on things above not on things on the earth’.

When the Holy Spirit gives a revelation of what a life lived beyond the veil looks like it changes everything! Yes and you’re called to ask God for an open heaven over the dark parts of your cities! What would it look like if the glory cloud rolled into the nightclubs or the banks or the schools or the brothels or the shopping malls?

What if you believe that You truly were the temple of the Holy Spirit and that His glory could actually fill you? What if we carried the glory of God like we are called to into the darkest places on earth, without grieving or quenching the fire of the Holy Spirit that burns in us so brightly? What if you believed that when you walked into a room the atmosphere could be changed because you were a yielded vessel of clay that carried the glory of God?

What if this is how the scripture will be fulfilled that says, ‘So shall the whole earth be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea'(Habakkuk 2:15). What if?

You might ask like how i like to ask when i hear exciting news like this- what next?

Well, live a life beyond the torn veil. Spend time with your Father and His holy beautiful Son, Jesus. Fellowship with the Holy Spirit. This is what you were created for- to dwell in His presence, to bathe in His love, to hear His sweet voice! You were designed for God- to enjoy Him. To drink of the river of His pleasures(Psalm 36:8)! This lovely fellowship was broken because of sin in the beginning, but thank God for the cross of Jesus! I’ll end with an invitation to the feast of God’s love and pleasures from Isaiah 55-

Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing].

2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy].

Christmas Break, Catch up with Followers, 2012

HI EVERYONE! :D. Especially those that have missed me :P. I’m glad i have some time to blog after a long pause away from blogging! I’ve missed sharing what’s been happening in my life with you all and reading all your wonderful posts as well!

Well, to say these past months have been amazing will be such an understatement. God keeps lavishing His love on me and transforms me from glory to glory by His Holy Spirit. Whoa! Just think about all the mindsets He’s had to deal with that i’ve carried for years and years! The bible is true i tell you 🙂 We are transformed by the renewing of our minds! This is more than just thinking a bunch of positive thoughts- It is the Holy Spirit teaching you in all things through His word, and practical life examples! This is what transformation looks like! A mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace! It says so in the book as well you should find out ;).

Anyway, first of all- no more long posts! If you look at my previous posts you will find a lot of doctrinal arguments and debates. Now, i’m just resting and bathing in the Love of my Father which is so much better. His yoke is so light i tell you!

Secondly, no more complicated theology. Jesus didn’t teach complicated theology so why should i? :P. Everything’s back to the basics of the gospel now- Love the Lord your God with all your mind, soul, heart, strength. Love your neighbour as yourself! Don’t get me wrong by the way- we need to be founded on the truth of God’s Word. But Truth is a person not some doctrines with complicated names. Truth is Jesus- He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Only the Holy Spirit can lead us into all truth which is found in a experiential relationship with Christ, the lover of our souls.

Thirdly, priorities have changed now. I’ll simply report to you what’s been happening in my walk with Jesus- which is always so exciting :D. Watch out! This year has been so amazing! At the beginning of this year i wanted to be a doctor, and then sort of middle of it i wanted to be a Pharmacist, now i want to be a missionary! Crazy isn’t it? But that’s what happens when God transforms your thinking and takes you by His Holy Spirit back to His holy book and you learn from what you see in the life of the ones that laid their lives down for the Bridegroom King Jesus.

This is just a summary of a tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny bit of what God has carried me into this year. Of course, He has wooed me once again into His presence in the secret place- right beyond the veil that was torn when Christ Jesus died as He looked into my eyes with Love. The veil is torn! We were made and designed by God for His Presence, and for love. When the Holy Spirit reveals this to us, we start to find our true identity as sons and daughters of Abba God. He loves you more than you can ever know i tell you.

You shall hear more from me later on guys!

Take up your cross, Deny Yourself, and Follow your Beloved!!!

 

Challenging and Breaking Stereotypes; A City Set On a Hill Cannot Be Hidden