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Humility is not self condemning or angst against one’s self. Humility is emptying yourself as Christ emptied Himself, so that He, Christ in you may be glorified in which ever and any way He chooses to express Himself. In other words, personal humility is lowliness (empty of self will) so that Christ may have His full expression through your life.

Mature sons ans daughters allow Christ’s full expression through their lives, as they have come to realize it is pride not to – for if they do not yield it is still a measure of one’s self protecting or preserving even when they have the best intentions to ‘be humble’.

I have struggled with this for many years, friends (and I’m still working on it). But the sooner it clicks and the mindset shifts, you will be free. There’s no freer place on earth than in surrender. Staying small in the name of humility is not helping the Kingdom of God, nor is it bringing the Lamb the full reward for His suffering. Refusing the Lord to work through you or the avoidance of for fear of pride is yet still pride. Humility is a true understanding that it is all about the Lamb – surrendering as a yielded vessel to allow His ways, His voice, His works and His plans be accomplished through you. You are now the tent in which He dwells!

“Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being. And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross! Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name,” Philippians‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬-‭9‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“However, let him who boasts and glories boast and glory in the Lord. [Jer. 9:24.] For [it is] not [the man] who praises and commends himself who is approved and accepted, but [it is the person] whom the Lord accredits and commends.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭10‬:‭17‬-‭18‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“There is a divine mystery—a secret surprise that has been concealed from the world for generations, but now it’s being revealed, unfolded and manifested for every holy believer to experience. Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it! Christ is our message! We preach to awaken hearts and bring every person into the full understanding of truth. It has become my inspiration and passion in ministry to labor with a tireless intensity, with his power flowing through me, to present to every believer the revelation of being his perfect one in Jesus Christ.” Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭26‬-‭29‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“The mystery of which was hidden for ages and generations [from angels and men], but is now revealed to His holy people (the saints), To whom God was pleased to make known how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ within and among you, the Hope of [realizing the] glory. Him we preach and proclaim, warning and admonishing everyone and instructing everyone in all wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God), that we may present every person mature (full-grown, fully initiated, complete, and perfect) in Christ (the Anointed One). For this I labor [unto weariness], striving with all the superhuman energy which He so mightily enkindles and works within me.” Colossians‬ ‭1‬:‭26‬-‭29‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Tetelestai ~ the blood stained cross

Tetelestai “It is finished” ~ Jesus’ shed blood finishes everything, beginning to the end 🩸 Thank you beautiful Lamb of God, you are life to me.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

The Father of lights gave us Heaven’s choicest gift, the Light of the world, the spotless Lamb. In Him there is no darkness, therefore darkness could not hold Him. Thank you Father for sending Your Son, it truly is a Good Friday! The Lamb, the Light, the Redeemer restored what was lost through the darkness of sin.

Today we remember when You Jesus humbled Yourself to the point of death on the cross, and became sin for us. There would be no eternal life or light without You. Thank you for the unimaginable pain and suffering you endured for us. Words will never suffice, though we thank You Lord for taking the darkness of the world, the very grip of sin and death itself that we may experience Your Life. You are and forever will be the perfect Lamb of God!

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The believers purpose has always been to know, experience, and see God (Jesus) so they may reveal Him.

A few months back we taped an episode on The Christian View, “Living A Life On Purpose”. When I was preparing for this episode I looked up the word purpose in the Greek, prothithemai. Purpose is defined as: a setting forth, proposal, the showbread, sacred (bread), and in Help’s word studies purpose is defined as providence – literally, “a setting forth in advance for a specific purpose (“God’s pre-thesis”).

The setting forth of a thing, placing it in view. Here we see without vision we perish, as the Lord God’s instructions symbolically were to ‘set the Lord before them’ as a type and shadow of Christ through the Bread of Presence, though they did not know it yet. “You shall set the bread of the Presence (showbread) on the table before Me at all times.” Exodus 25:30

In the Old Testament the showbread (also called the Bread of Presence, in Hebrew literally translated bread of faces) was displayed on the Table of Showbread on the north side of the Holy Place on the right in the Tabernacle and later Temple. This was consecrated bread that represented the 12 tribes of Israel. Every seven days (sabbath day) the 12 loaves were replaced with fresh loaves, with the days old loaves given to the priests to eat who served in the Temple. Jesus was there all along, waiting to be revealed, waiting for the time of completion. The 12 loaves also symbolic of the 12 apostles Jesus would reveal Himself to, showing Himself to them as the unveiled High Priest who made a way for personal communion, so every tribe and tongue would see Him too, the mission of the Gospel.

Purpose, then vision … taste and see. In our natural world most all will not taste something unless they see it first, though in the Spirit realm it is the opposite. In Heaven’s Kingdom, when a person tastes that the Lord is good, it is then they have opened sight.

I think of the prophet Moses, the very one the Lord gave the instructions for the Tabernacle. He was not perfect, but he did get a lot right (most things in my opinion simply because of his love and fear of the Lord) and most importantly he was a “presence man”. Even then, in the old covenant it was not God’s intention to be separated from man, it was man who was afraid of God. “Now all the people witnessed the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the smoking mountain; and as they looked, the people were afraid, and they trembled [and moved backward] and stood at a [safe] distance. Then they said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak to us or we will die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him [that is, a profound reverence for Him] will remain with you, so that you do not sin.” So the people stood at a [safe] distance, but Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20‬:‭18‬-‭21‬ ‭AMP‬‬.

Perhaps Moses personal transfiguration with the shekinah glory of God, enabled him to later appear before Christ on the Mt. of Transfiguration with Elijah, where he was finally able to see the promise land by beholding Jesus in the natural realm. Perhaps a gift of Heaven, because he was not afraid of the presence of God but he boldly pursued the very face of God, perhaps he had already seen Jesus as no one comes to the Father except through Him. Heaven sent God’s one and only perfect and sinless Son, Jesus in flesh in the New Testament, divine and incarnate. Perhaps Moses was able to stand like an Aaron and Hur, and say to His Lord, you are the High Priest the firstborn among many, ‘holding up His human arms’ in a sense, that would soon spread on the beam of a cross to suffer and die yet to win the victory over all defeats, even the grave itself. The law would soon be fulfilled, and redemption was underway (Moses – law and covenant fulfilled, and Elijah – restoration of the Father’s heart).

Jesus came from the lineage of King David, and David was the only non-priest that ever ate the showbread and lived. It was David who said, “I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalm 16:8 KJV. Perhaps David saw Jesus too, I personally believe he had the revelation. David’s “north” was the Lord, and positionally just as it was in the Tabernacle the Bread of Face was at his right side. “Jesus replied to them, “I am the Bread of Life. The one who comes to Me will never be hungry, and the one who believes in Me [as Savior] will never be thirsty [for that one will be sustained spiritually].” ‭‭John‬ ‭6‬:‭35‬ ‭AMP‬‬

We are to be life as Jesus is the bread of life. “It is through him that we live and function and have our identity; just as your own poets have said, ‘Our lineage comes from him.’” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭17‬:‭28‬ ‭TPT‬‬. THIS IS OUR DIVINE PURPOSE. A place where our faces meet and have communion with Jesus, to be transfigured by His glorious frame ~ we shall never thirst and never be hungry. When we accept the invitation and dine with the Bread of Life, naturally we should should invite others, because this is mankind’s purpose, to know Him. Jesus is home, He is “north” and when we live from this place of Kingdom sight, we can feed others with purpose when we understand our own identity in Him, though it will never replace the personal communion those we have invited are intended to have.

This is the Divine Proposal, taste and see the Lord is good. He set the table in the Old Testament, and it was fulfilled in the New. Do you believe Jesus the Messiah is the Bread of Life? From old covenant to new, He has always pursued you. Have you accepted His proposal? And if you have accepted this proposal do you live in such a way as a devoted Bride preparing for her Bridegroom King?

As we enter into Holy Week, the Bread of Presence, our purpose of communion, is a beautiful reminder to think upon the Bread (the Lord’s body) that was broken for you and the Wine (His spilt blood). While eternal life is to know Him, it was a most costly sacrifice when the darling of Heaven was crucified for you to have and experience a personal relationship to readily commune with Him. He is the Bread and Wine, and there is no other way by which we may truly know Him.

“Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true [supreme and sovereign] God, and [in the same manner know] Jesus [as the] Christ whom You have sent.” ‭‭John‬ ‭17‬:‭3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“But as it is, Christ has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is more excellent [than the old Levitical priestly ministry], for He is the Mediator (Arbiter) of a better covenant [uniting God and man], which has been enacted and rests on better promises.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭8‬:‭6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus—all because he sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate him with all our hearts! And in love he chose us before he laid the foundation of the universe! Because of his great love, he ordained us, so that we would be seen as holy in his eyes with an unstained innocence. For it was always in his perfect plan to adopt us as his delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One, so that his tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify his grace —for the same love he has for the Beloved, Jesus, he has for us. And this unfolding plan brings him great pleasure! Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the treasures of redemption by his blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all because of the cascading riches of his grace. This superabundant grace is already powerfully working in us, releasing all forms of wisdom and practical understanding. And through the revelation of the Anointed One, he unveiled his secret desires to us—the hidden mystery of his long-range plan, which he was delighted to implement from the very beginning of time. And because of God’s unfailing purpose, this detailed plan will reign supreme through every period of time until the fulfillment of all the ages finally reaches its climax—when God makes all things new in all of heaven and earth through Jesus Christ. Through our union with Christ we too have been claimed by God as his own inheritance. Before we were even born, he gave us our destiny; that we would fulfill the plan of God who always accomplishes every purpose and plan in his heart. God’s purpose was that we Jews, who were the first to long for the messianic hope, would be the first to believe in the Anointed One and bring great praise and glory to God! And because of him, when you who are not Jews heard the revelation of truth, you believed in the wonderful news of salvation. Now we have been stamped with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit. He is given to us like an engagement ring, as the first installment of what’s coming! He is our hope-promise of a future inheritance which seals us until we have all of redemption’s promises and experience complete freedom—all for the supreme glory and honor of God!” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬-‭14‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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Possess me with Your Love

If there be any Spirit to possess me, may it be the Holy possession of Love! For if I have not Love, I am nothing. Without Love, I give breath to the wrong spirit. May I decrease that You may increase in me Lord!

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.” I Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭1‬-‭3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.] [Isa. 9:7.]” John‬ ‭3‬:‭30‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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The Hungry Shall Be Filled

“Evil men do not understand justice, but they who crave and seek the Lord understand it fully. [John 7:17; I Cor. 2:15; I John 2:20, 27.]” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28‬:‭5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

When you crave spiritual food, spiritual sight is opened. The hungry shall be filled … This is a principle that applies in all realms, as it said, we become what we behold. So then may our focus be upon the Lord, that our eyes may see Him who is high and lifted up above all injustice. “Come up here” – this is the place we see Him rightly and understand His ways and nature. The word understand in the scripture above means to discern, we distinguish by the eye as we behold Him! When we crave and seek the Lord, we naturally ascend to the higher heights in the spirit realm and are filled with His Presence, the Bread of Life.

Understanding comes from revelation, and revelation comes with time and intimacy. One of my favorite verses below writes so beautifully ~

“As for me, I will continue beholding Your face in righteousness (rightness, justice, and right standing with You); I shall be fully satisfied, when I awake [to find myself] beholding Your form [and having sweet communion with You].” Psalm‬ ‭17‬:‭15‬ ‭AMPC‬‬


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Full Obedience

“The only way to deal with sin is to destroy it. There can be no prisoners.” ~ RJC

King Saul & King Agag
When you compromise the anointing will lift. Saul disobeys by not destroying ALL the living Amalekites, and therefore the anointing lifts from his life, and now the prophet Samuel is left to deal with the sin and the ‘prisioner’ (King Agag) in obedience to the original commandment of the Lord.

Prophet Samuel to King Saul –
“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king”.

Prophet Samuel to King Agag –
“But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel hacked Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal.” ‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭15‬:‭33‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


King Agag was king of the Amalek’s, in Hebrew Agag is from the same word origin as Age.

Could it be that in our current day, most of our problems derive from our unwillingness (knowingly or unknowingly) to deal with the “king”, aka ruling spirit of the age?

It is really important in this hour that we fully obey the Lord; not just partly, that we may not incidentally end up doing what is right in our own eyes. Partial obedience is not full obedience, which means there is room for disobedience. The Lord knows the beginning from end, and in being committed to Him, we trust Him. We ‘need not know why’, though with simple childlike faith and confidence we obey because the wicked seeds must be crushed. He is the Ageless One, and worthy of what He asks for. When we only partially obey we pass on the iniquity, ‘wicked seeds’, from generation to generation. Then perpetually the wicked seed tries to destroy the good seed. Look at the big picture, the war has always been about the seed. Just as the Lord is birthing His plans in the earth so the enemy aims to birth his. This is the race – and with your free will, you choose who’s team on which you wish to run. And on That Day, the day of the separation of the wheat and tare, it will all be revealed.

“Saul Spares King Agag

“Samuel also said to Saul, “The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. Now therefore, heed the voice of the words of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘I will punish Amalek for what he did to Israel, how he ambushed him on the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ” So Saul gathered the people together and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand foot soldiers and ten thousand men of Judah. And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and lay in wait in the valley. Then Saul said to the Kenites, “Go, depart, get down from among the Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them. For you showed kindness to all the children of Israel when they came up out of Egypt.” So the Kenites departed from among the Amalekites. And Saul attacked the Amalekites, from Havilah all the way to Shur, which is east of Egypt. He also took Agag king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword. But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and all that was good, and were unwilling to utterly destroy them. But everything despised and worthless, that they utterly destroyed.

Saul Rejected as King

Now the word of the Lord came to Samuel, saying, “I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments.” And it grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the Lord all night. So when Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, it was told Samuel, saying, “Saul went to Carmel, and indeed, he set up a monument for himself; and he has gone on around, passed by, and gone down to Gilgal.” Then Samuel went to Saul, and Saul said to him, “Blessed are you of the Lord! I have performed the commandment of the Lord.” But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?” And Saul said, “They have brought them from the Amalekites; for the people spared the best of the sheep and the oxen, to sacrifice to the Lord your God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.” Then Samuel said to Saul, “Be quiet! And I will tell you what the Lord said to me last night.” And he said to him, “Speak on.” So Samuel said, “When you were little in your own eyes, were you not head of the tribes of Israel? And did not the Lord anoint you king over Israel? Now the Lord sent you on a mission, and said, ‘Go, and utterly destroy the sinners, the Amalekites, and fight against them until they are consumed.’ Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord? Why did you swoop down on the spoil, and do evil in the sight of the Lord?” And Saul said to Samuel, “But I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and gone on the mission on which the Lord sent me, and brought back Agag king of Amalek; I have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the plunder, sheep and oxen, the best of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice to the Lord your God in Gilgal.” So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.” Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.” But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel.” And as Samuel turned around to go away, Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore. So Samuel said to him, “The Lord has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today, and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you. And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent.” Then he said, “I have sinned; yet honor me now, please, before the elders of my people and before Israel, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord your God.” So Samuel turned back after Saul, and Saul worshiped the Lord. Then Samuel said, “Bring Agag king of the Amalekites here to me.” So Agag came to him cautiously. And Agag said, “Surely the bitterness of death is past.” But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel hacked Agag in pieces before the Lord in Gilgal. Then Samuel went to Ramah, and Saul went up to his house at Gibeah of Saul. And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul, and the Lord regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.”
‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭15‬:‭1‬-‭35‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Forever He shall be Anointed as King

There is one mantle above all we need in the end of the age; the mantle that will guard and protect, shield and cover, coat and secure – it is the mantle of humility. This mantle is from the Lord Himself, His garment they cast lots for, but there’s no gamble here. You can only win His war under this covenant covering. Humility has no prisoner but love.

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Diligent Obedience

Obedience precedes blessing. Some promises are contingent upon obedience. Disappointment and deception come when we think there is no part to play in birthing our destiny, dreams, and promises. Do we take control? Never. Do we follow the lead of the Spirit? Always! And yet this process is not “works” based, it is “yielded” based, as this type of blessing transpires through an intimate partnership with the Lord.

… “And it will come about if you will diligently obey the [voice of the] Lord your God.” Zechariah 6:15

The Lord never changes His mind about you, or His good will for you; however it is required that we lay our life and will down in exchange for His.

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Love and Judgment

Just as there is no fear in love, love is not afraid of judgment; for within righteous judgment holds the very element, a holy flame, that continually purifies love and thereby upholds love as perfect and true.

Judgment as a fulfilled promise of life and blessing

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭30‬:‭15‬-‭16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Judgment as protection and grace

“Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.” Amos‬ ‭5‬:‭15‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Judgment brings understanding to the righteous

“Evil men understand not judgment: But they that seek the LORD understand all things.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭28‬:‭5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Judgment brings justice for the oppressed and mistreated

“The Lord performs righteous deeds
And judgments for all who are oppressed.” Psalm 103:6

Judgment is the habitation and foundation of the Lord’s throne; judgment upholds the throne while mercy flows from it

“Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: Mercy and truth shall go before thy face.” Psalm‬ ‭89‬:‭14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We are in the season where we need to understand the Lord’s judgments and honor them. And in fearing the Lord, we will actually long for this justice.

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Lamentations ~my expression of sorrow

Judgment is coming to those who do not repent, and it will start in the House of the Lord as scripture writes. My heart is grieved and sorrowful! Many are celebrating when you should be repenting for not listening to the Lord.

“Her filthiness was in and on her skirts; she did not [seriously and earnestly] consider her final end. Therefore she has come down [from throne to slavery] singularly and astonishingly; she has no comforter. O Lord [cries Jerusalem], look at my affliction, for the enemy has magnified himself [in triumph]! The adversary has spread out his hand upon all her precious and desirable things; for she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary [of the temple]–when You commanded that they should not even enter Your congregation [in the outer courts]. [Deut. 23:3; Jer. 51:51; Ezek. 44:7, 9.]” ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬-‭10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Being a Bride for Christ without spot or wrinkle means you seriously consider the commands of the Lord. Considering your final end means you fear the Lord in your choices and fear their consequences. You don’t allow defilement in the temple let alone the outer courts. A stained skirt means you adulterated yourself by sin, or the allowance of it and you failed to uphold covenant.

“Your prophets have predicted for you falsehood and delusion and foolish things; and they have not exposed your iniquity and guilt to avert your captivity [by causing you to repent]. But they have divined and declared to you false and deceptive prophecies, worthless and misleading.” ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“The Lord has fulfilled His wrath; He has poured out His fierce anger and has kindled a fire in Zion that has consumed her foundations. The kings of the earth did not believe, nor did any of the inhabitants of the earth, that the oppressor and enemy could enter the gates of Jerusalem. [But this happened] because of the sins of her [false] prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who shed the blood of the just and righteous in the midst of her. [The false prophets and priests] wandered [staggering] in the streets as if blind; they had so polluted themselves with blood it was not [lawful] for men to touch their garments. [People] cried to them, Go away! Unclean! Depart! Depart! Touch not! When they fled away, then they wandered [as fugitives]; men said among the nations, They shall not stay here any longer. The anger of the Lord has scattered [and divided them among the nations]; He will no longer look after them. They did not respect the persons of the priests; they did not favor the elders.” Lamentations‬ ‭4‬:‭11‬-‭16‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Blood on the priests and false prophets hands is symbolic of leading the Body astray; through betraying the innocent, ignoring voices of truth, accusing the just and righteous, staining the garments of the pure ~ from within the very place consecrated as holy comes desecration on the peoples!

“Ceased is the joy of our hearts; our dancing has turned into mourning. The crown has fallen from our head [our honor is brought to the dust]! Woe to us, for we have sinned! Because of this our hearts are faint and sick; because of these things our eyes are dim and see darkly. Lamentations‬ ‭5‬:‭15‬-‭17‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“Turn us to Yourself, O Lord, and we shall be turned and restored! Renew our days as of old!–” ‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭5‬:‭21‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Turning to the Lord in repentance is the only hope and escape from utter destruction. In this book of Lamentations that the prophet Jeremiah authored, there was death, famine, starvation, destruction and complete ruin of Jerusalem; yet he had warned them of the consequences of their sin if they did not turn as written of in the book of Jeremiah.

This is a time to return and listen to the Lord! And the Lord is expressly asking this of His Church!

“Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation].” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10‬:‭12‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Resist The Rush

You can not rush the Holy Spirit. The only rushing that should be in Church are the hungry and repentant hearts coming to the altar, and sound of the rushing Wind of the Spirit.

When we rush, we forgo the Holy Hush

We need not be afraid of pause or silence. We need not rush through worship or the reading of Scripture. We need not rush through the preaching of the sermon. We need not rush the working of the Spirit, lest it become the work of the flesh. We claim to wait but we do not tarry.

Wait, and resist the rush.


“To them also He showed Himself alive after His passion (His suffering in the garden and on the cross) by [a series of] many convincing demonstrations [unquestionable evidences and infallible proofs], appearing to them during forty days and talking [to them] about the things of the kingdom of God. And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for what the Father had promised, Of which [He said] you have heard Me speak. [John 14:16, 26; 15:26.] For John baptized with water, but not many days from now you shall be baptized with (placed in, introduced into) the Holy Spirit.” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬-‭5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place, and suddenly a sound came from heaven like a rushing violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.” Acts‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭AMP‬‬