He Will Tell Me What To Do, Where To Go, What To Say

 

 

Love this old song.

 

 

“I must wait wait wait on the Lord
I must wait wait wait on the Lord
And learn my lessons well
In His timing He will tell me
What to do where to go and what to say

 

Why do I like this song?

Because it’s true.

 

But most of us don’t know what He wants us to do, where to go, or what to say.

Most of us don’t know His will, yet knowing and doing His will is a requirement for us to enter heaven.

“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, only he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21

“But He can’t mean it.”

He does.

 

So if you don’t know His will, do you know Him or just facts about Him, to which you agree?

Being a Christian Jeopardy wiz doesn’t open Jesus, The Door, to you.

Instead He will say the following two verses to the one above.

“(22) Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? And in Your Name cast out devils? And in Your Name done many wonderful miracles? (23) And then I will profess to them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you who work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22-23

Whatever they were doing, they did not know Him, nor were doing His will.

No heaven for them.

 

If He’s not a real Person to you, person, made in His image, then that’s an abyss of a problem.

If you know somebody well, you know what they’re like, what they like or want (their will). If they’re someone you serve [and we’re all His servants], then you are to do what The Master says.

“And why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” Luke 6:46

 

For most, we’ve been falsely taught, through either ignorance or unbelief, to fragment The indivisible God.

You’ve always been taught you have The Holy Spirit in you.

True.

But there’s much more.

The new creation, that He made you share, consists of the fullness of The Godhead – all Three Persons, The Father, Jesus Christ The Son, The Holy Spirit, in and with your spirit.

You have no disconnect so as to think of The Father and The Son being somewhere else in a far and distant heaven, practically irrelevant to you.

No.

They loved you through a cross to get to you.

What foolishness to believe that having gained the ones They desperately loved, that The Father and Son would then withdraw again to heaven.

“… He has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5b

God is one with you in the new creation for you to share together, so you can know Them, know Their will, and know what They want you to say, where to go, and what to do.

 

See Also:
The Best Godly Advice You’ll Ever Get
Manifest Him
The Godhead in You
eBook: The Cross Divider

 

 

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‘Love Thy Body’ by Nancy Pearcey Vs Hating Yourself

 

Nancy Pearcey’s book Love Thy Body, and her public talks on the subject, speak to the root causes of transgenderism, homosexuality, abortion, and euthanasia.

Her answers are premised, of course, upon God’s love for us which is demonstrated to us by Christ, and disclosed in God’s Word, The Bible.

“You have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20

[Also: “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23]

Your spirit, soul, and body belong to Him.

He longed for you, and planned for you to live and come to know Him.

“(13) For You have possessed my inmost being: You have covered me in my mother’s womb. (14) I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Your works; and that my soul knows right well. (15) My substance was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. (16) Your eyes saw my substance, yet unformed; and in Your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (17) How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:13-17

 

In your life, you manifest, live out, what is going on in your spirit, through your soul, and body.

 

If you do not yet know Christ, you can only by default live out sin and death.

By default, you don’t love yourself.

The fact is, whether or not realized, is that you hate yourself.

Your spirit is in Satan’s domain, for you [like all of us] were born with a fallen spirit.

And Satan is out to get you.

“The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

You need rescue, and the great news is that Christ came and destroyed the devil’s works and has asked you to receive Him, to always be with Him.

He loves you so very much, that even a cross and death couldn’t deter Him from coming to get you.

This is His offered salvation to you.

The Godhead are so crazy about you that They moved heaven and earth through Christ’s cross to get to you, because The Three Persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, intensely crave to be with you.

“Do you think that the scripture speaks this for no purpose? He intensely craves the spirit that He made to dwell in us.” James 4:5

The Lovers have pursued Their beloved you, with Their desire to be eternally present together with you in love.

 

As previously stated, you’re manifesting, living out, what is going on in your spirit, through your soul and body.

Unfortunately, for for the overwhelming majority in Christ, your coming into Christ was the highlight, and honestly, it’s been mostly downhill from there.

What’s the disconnect?

What’s brought despondency, defeat, doubt, darkness, saltlessness, the repetitive looping?

It’s rooted in a perceived absence of God.

Did He leave you?

Never.

The disconnect has been an insufficiency of understanding The Godhead’s Presence in and with you.

 

This lack keeps us in self-hatred, though His salvation brought us new spirits, new selves, and now being in His kingdom.

“I will also give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26

“So you really think I’m still hating myself?”

Ultimately, yes.

If you don’t know and experience His indwelling Presence, you cannot manifest Him.

And if you cannot manifest Him, you’re not experiencing your purpose, and you will look down on, dislike, condemn, and hate yourself.

But why?

An absence of Him can only produce the illusion of the same old default you that’s still flirting with unbelief.

Self-hatred is the hallmark of humanity without God, and even for Christians who aren’t truly knowing Him as He’s told us in His Word.

 

I see it everywhere in discontented Christians.

I saw it in my own life.

Years ago, before receiving Christ, I thought I hated others.

I reasoned, where should such garbage [I] go?

The Marine Corps was my answer.

Kill a bunch of no-good people, and maybe the world would be lucky enough that I would die too.

I didn’t realize until years later [when I became aware of Christ wooing me, then claiming me with my yes] that I didn’t hate others.

I had been hating myself all along.

I had projected/manifested on others, what was going on in my own spirit.

 

You’d think that coming to Christ solved it all.

We all think this.

But it doesn’t change the underlying self-hatred, because we still pretty much think we’re miserable, scoundrel, pieces of junk.

We should know better.

And, if honest with ourselves and Him, we’ll say, “God, I know You’ve made everything good, and have made me new, but why am I still struggling so? You don’t make mistakes, so it’s got to be me who’s missing something about You. What am I missing?”

It’s the fullness of the indwelling Godhead’s Presence in and with us that changes you.

It wasn’t until after many years in Christ, then the death of my wife that I crashed.

I crashed because I didn’t really know Him.

The verses of His indwelling me became real.

He loved me.

He had made me new.

I could love me too.

And I do.

 

Self-hatred ends where the fullness of The Godhead begins.

Know how delighted He is with you, and how desperately He wanted to be with you, and you’ll fully embrace yourself.

 

People struggling with their sexuality and its underlying gender, or abortion, or euthanasia, aren’t different from you in their core concept.

They hate themselves, and so have you hated yourself.

You don’t need to hurt yourself, for He took all your hurt upon Himself and bore it to His cross.

You came away from it brand-new.

Now know His incredible love and approval of you.

He came all that way because of His great love for you.

He delights in you.

He came to be with you, for you to intimately know and love each other.

Now delight in and love yourself too, for He’s never wrong.

 

 

When Your ‘Get Up & Go Has Got Up & Gone’ or ‘I Don’t Will Nor Want To ….’

 

At a key point in his life, Rees Howell grasped and declared to Him, “Lord, make me willing to be made willing.” for he realized he neither willed nor desired to do what was called of him.

The answer is not some clever out-tricking yourself by saying what you don’t believe, and somehow you’ll believe it.

No, this is God business.

How can your will change, when you don’t actually want it to?

Is this a problem to Him?

 

God is The God of the want to, of your will.

Three times in life, I figuratively and disgustedly threw in the white towel that, “This life doesn’t work!”

But where else would I go, Lord, for You have the words of eternal life, John 6:68.

No, I knew that He had it right, somehow, but I just couldn’t find real victory in my dump truck loads of defeat.

 

When I was up, I wanted to do good.

When I wasn’t, why try to do what seemed impossible?

The will, the want to wasn’t in me.

 

So, how do you want to try again, when you really don’t feel it, when your get up and go has got up and gone?

Your cup of want to is empty.

It was too easy to say, “Lord, honestly, I just don’t want to ….”

 

So what do you do?

You first realize the obvious, that you are not God, and that God alone Is everything.

You will never have any fruit of The Spirit, for only He Is it.

You will never possess love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control in yourself.

Why?

Only He Is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, and Self-Control (Gal 5:22-23).

Only He Is self-controlled.

Only He is always faithful.

He Is The 100% Embodiment of all these attribute fruit.

It is The Vine’s fruit through you, the branch.

“I Am the Vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

 

You will never have what He Is.

All is His alone.

My common refrain is, “Lord, I’ve got nothing [in myself], but I have You [and therefore I have all You are].”

And this is great news, because ultimately you (and all of us) can’t be trusted to generate anything.

But He always can be trusted.

He Is Who I need.

I don’t need patience, etc.

I need Him alone, Who Is The patient One, Who Is all.

 

So, Lord, You’ve got to provide the want to, because I’m only a cup, not You, The Treasure.

“But we have this Treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God, and not of us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7

 

He has no expectation of you doing something that only He accomplishes through you.

So you say, “Lord, would you exchange me not wanting to do x, with You Who always do?”

He loves you. Do you think He will reject your request for Him to be Himself in and with you?

Never.

This is a gimme, like Solomon asking for wisdom.

He will do more than you ask.

“Now to Him Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to The Power Who works in us [Christ is The Power of God, 1 Cor 1:24.],” Ephesians 3:20

 

Your not wanting to will be transformed by His wanting to.

He yearns to show Himself to you.

The same was true in the despair of my wife’s passing. “Lord, will You exchange my despair for You being joyful in me?” And like a vapor exposed to the sun, it was gone.

This is not a thing, not a principle and a precept, not a tactic, not something smart to do.

This is He at work in you, showing you Who He Is, and sharing His all in and with you.

He greatly desires for you to know Him and show Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damning Abortion

 

Do you take seriously God’s view on the killing of children?

What’s our modern, politically correct and approved method of killing children?

Abortion.

The word even sounds unclean and horrendous, doesn’t it?

Oh, yes, let’s euphemistically call it Planned Parenthood. By default, that sounds like planning for more children, but no, it is planning to kill your children.

 

God hates abortion.

Why would He hate it?

Because He loves children.

“(3) Lo, children are a heritage of The LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward. (4) As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. (5) Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5

“(13) For You have possessed my inmost being: You have covered me in my mother’s womb. (14) I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Your works; and that my soul knows right well. (15) My substance was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. (16) Your eyes saw my substance, yet unformed; and in Your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16

 

God loves the life He designed and created.

He loves you.

He loves to prosper and bless you.

Death is not normal to God. Oh, you say, “But yes it is, for people die every day.”

But He never meant to be this way. Sin and death have their roots in our sin.

Death is an indication of underlying sin, and with abortion, the killing of babies also occurs because of underlying sin.

For many, being held accountable makes people hate the God Who made and loves them.

 

But does He really judge us for killing His children?

Was that a Freudian slip? What do you mean His?

“(20) Moreover you have taken your sons and your daughters, whom you have borne to Me, and these you have sacrificed to them to be devoured. Is this of your whoredoms a small matter, (21) that you have slain My children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? (22) And in all your abominations and your whoredoms you have not remembered the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, and were polluted in your blood.” Ezekiel 16:20-22

All life is from Him, and is precious, to be treasured, not murdered.

So when murder reigns, and children are sacrificed in ancient or modern ways, God causes sin to bring desolation upon them who are opposing Him.

There is no reward for evil.

Don’t oppose Him to your destruction.

Repent and turn to Him Who loves you and blesses you with the fruit of your womb.

 


God’s verses against the killing of children:

“And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane The Name of your God: I Am The LORD.” Leviticus 18:21

“(2) Again, you shall say to the children of Israel, Whoever he is of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, who gives any of his seed to Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones. (3) And I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he has given of his seed to Molech [your seed is precious], to defile my sanctuary, and to profane My Holy Name. (4) And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he gives of his seed to Molech, and do not kill him: (5) Then I will set My face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.” Leviticus 20:2-5

There shall not be found among you anyone that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.” Deuteronomy 18:10

“Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.” 1 Kings 11:7

“But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, yes, and made his son to pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom The LORD cast out from before the children of Israel.” 2 Kings 16:3

“And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of The LORD, to provoke Him to anger.” 2 Kings 17:17

“And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of The LORD, to provoke Him to anger.” 2 Kings 21:6

“And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.” 2 Kings 23:10

“Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom The LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.” 2 Chronicles 28:3

“And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of The LORD, to provoke Him to anger.” 2 Chronicles 33:6

“And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech; which I did not command them, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.” Jeremiah 32:35

“and I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that opens the womb, that I might make them desolate [no happiness in working against God], to the end that they might know that I Am The LORD.” Ezekiel 20:26

“For when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through the fire, you pollute yourselves with all your idols, even to this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, says The Lord GOD, I will not be enquired of by you.” Ezekiel 20:31

 

 

Expanding or Retreating? Part 2

 

We’re going to Scripturally explore your relationship with Him and what it looks like.

Simply, it looks like Him.

“He who says he remains in Him walks like He did.” 1 John 2:6

What does He look like?

 

A small review:

You recognize, internally in your spirit, whether you’re expanding or retreating in the faith.

If your norm is being discontented, disappointed, or distressed, it’s likely you’re in retreat, or don’t know Him.

These could be expressions of a specific event that has tinted your outlook and has caused you to doubt His care for you, or even possibly your standing with Him.

So, He gives you, in His Word, spiritual measurements by which you can evaluate yourself regarding Him.

 

Now, let’s idealize your closest human friendship.

Make it perfection.

You can always count on your friend.

Your friend will never abandon you.

Your friend will never let you down.

Your friend would do/has done anything and everything for you.

Your friend loves you more than himself/herself.

Your friend always loves to hear what you think or feel about something.

Your friend never tires of your company.

 

Got a friend like that?

 

Yes, you do.

He’s Jesus.

He’s the great Lover of your soul.

And He was manifesting what The Father’s love for you looks like.

The Father, Son, and Spirit are crazy about you.

 

You’ve not received circular-sounding verses that go nowhere, that leave you non-plussed and bored (heard this for the n-th time), and thinking, “So what? This [sermon/teaching] changes nothing.”

You’ve received a Friend.

“(15) From now on I do not call you servants; for the servant does not know what his lord is doing, but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. (16) You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatever you shall ask of The Father in My Name, He may give it to you. (17) These things I command you, that you love one another.” John 15:15-17

 

Now, if you think your Friend is distant and unreachable, you’ve missed His Words telling you He’s intimately in you.

If you don’t talk to your Friend, you cannot know each other.

If you don’t listen to your Friend, you cannot know His will, nor what He wants to say and do through you.

If you don’t walk with your Friend, He cannot lead you.

If you don’t clothe yourself with your Friend, He cannot assist you from moment to moment, for you’d be thinking of Him being distant and separate from you.

If you are not a branch in Him, you will never share the bearing of His wonderful fruit with Him. You will be devoid of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.

 

Your Friend is crazy about you.

He couldn’t wait for you to enter this world.

He knew you in your mother’s womb.

“Here she comes!”

“Here he is!”

“I’ve been waiting for you.”

“I greatly love watching you grow.”

“I can’t wait for the day you see and hear Me, and say yes to wanting Me too.”

“I’ve got such a great life planned for us, for I’ve come to be with you, inseparable.”

 

Whatever good you’ve experienced in life is not because you’ve loved well.

For your loving well is solely a microcosm of His great love.

Your love comes from Him. You can only share His.

“He who does not love does not know God; for God Is love.” 1 John 4:8

You love well, because He loved above and beyond all the love you can think or imagine.

 

Is He loving in and through you your norm?

If so, He is expanding in you.

 

“… the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14b

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

“And, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to Me.” John 12:32

“No man can come to Me, except The Father Who has sent Me draws him, and I will raise him at the last day.” John 6:44

 

See Also: Expanding or Retreating? Part 1

 


When you feel in retreat, you may also benefit from this paraphrase:

“You transfer your believing from what has its hold on you, for you are believing in it [faith in the negative = unbelief], and transfer your believing to who you are –  not [just] your human self, but Christ in you. And as you affirm and recognize Him, He Who Is the love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control, manifests Himself in and by you.” — Norman Grubb [the original statement used we/our, plus some capital letters of The I Am.]

“I am crucified with Christ [my old self]: nevertheless I live; no, it is not I [not just I, nor only my new self ‘I’], but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by The Son of God’s faith, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

 

 

 

 

 

Expanding or Retreating? Part 1

 

Is your experience of the Christian life expanding or retreating?

 

Retreat would be the honest answer, for we’ve lost the culture, attendance is in decline, small churches are closing their doors – giving illusion to mega-church spirituality, counseling has mushroomed while meaningful preaching has nose-dived, addictive behaviors among members are epidemic, and though our marriages are better than the world’s – they’re not substantively so.

No, retreat is the church’s worldly experience, for we’re more carnal than spiritual.

We look like the world.

 

So, what’s missing?

 

If you imagined Jesus immersed in your church and in your life, would you think retreat would still identify you and your church?

 

Your answer here should be, “No, it wouldn’t be retreating, for retreat is impossible in and with Him.”

 

Then, there’s your answer.

Jesus isn’t at your church and in your life to any degree, so at best, it’s luke-warm, blind, deaf, salt-less, light-less, on life-support and nearly flat-lining.

You can tell He’s not really at your church when the services are predominantly human performances and auditions [a lot of lights for camera/video action], not love affairs displaying The Father, Jesus The Son, and The Holy Spirit as The Great Lovers of our souls. And purported passion is just that, for you readily recognize when somebody is hotly in love with Jesus, and the leadership just isn’t.

God has changed things through Him, Who Is life from the dead.

The church’s lack of change is indicative of Him being Left Behind.

 

No, church is more butts (attendance), budgets (“You need to tithe!”), and buildings (“The true measure of worldly success is to build up your campus(es), not to send out God lovers.”)

Church is big business.

And don’t forget programs, for if you leave out Jesus, you’ve got to replace Him with something. Keep them coming and keep them busy with programs. Retention must happen, else the butts, budgets, and buildings never will.

 

It’s an issue of church doing versus God’s being.

Church preaching and teaching is universally focused on the first – doing, at the absence of the second – being.

Plugging in the new convert enthusiasm into church doing is and has been the church’s answer.

The problem is entropy. Unless these new believers are truly connected with God, their hot enthusiasm must wear off, to be replaced by new calls for first-timers (“Welcome our first-time attenders [whom we can hopefully get into the pipe-line of budgets and buildings!”] The 98% regular attenders are overlooked and taken for granted.) Mega churches are pretty much the only acts in town, and they’re run by CEOs who hire church planters and strategists, experts who tell them how to grow. How is always doing. And doing is Law things, not Christ Who is Grace embodied.

 

Overwhelmingly, churches of all stripes are dead.

“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things says He Who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, but you are dead.” Revelation 3:1

They’re not holding fast to The Head.

“[10] And you are complete in Him, Who is the Head of all principality and power: … [19][They’re] not holding the Head, from Whom all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.” Colossians 2:19

Any other self-important butts, budgets, buildings, and programs are poor insulting substitute “shadows of things to come, but the Substance Is of Christ.” Colossians 2:17

 

So, what can you, and then the next Christian, and the next, and the next do?

 

First off, examine yourself.

Does He say He knows you?

“(21) Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, only he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. (22) Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name? And in Your Name cast out devils? And in Your Name done many wonderful miracles? (23) And then I will profess to them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you who work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23

Now, you and I might tell Jesus He’s wrong. “Now, wait a minute, Lord. These people were doing things in Your name, and apparently getting results. They’re very religious. What do you mean, You don’t know them? They look too much like me … am I saved?”

Baptists have a question, “Are you assured of your salvation?” But it’s the wrong question! It effectively makes you God, the determiner of your own salvation. Pull petals off a flower, “Yes, I’m saved. No, I’m not. Yes, I am, ….”

No, does He say He knows you?

If you don’t know His answer, then you must wrestle it out with Him.

You must find out where you stand with Him.

Don’t assume anything, including a flimsy and nonsensical One Saved, Always Saved false doctrine.

You must know what He says about you.

Does He say you belong to Him?

Do you know the will of His Father, and do it?

Otherwise, you have no assurance of being His.

 

How do you know the will of anyone?

By having a real relationship with that one and finding out what that one wants.

You’re a person made in the image of The Person, so you’re to have the most intimate, consummate relationship with Him above all others.

Knowing His will is not general will, some new list of things of which He approves or disapproves. That is still the old Law, not a vibrant relationship with an expressive God.

 

If you now have it settled with Him, that He knows you, and that subsequently you also know Him, then do you know the depth of the relationship He wants with you?

You probably don’t, else the church leadership would have taught you. For once you know this relationship, you see He changes everything, and you cannot stop telling others about Him. The absence of hearing of this relationship means it is not known by the church leadership. You cannot teach Whom you do not know. And, if you truly know Him, you will never keep Him to yourself and exclude Him from others.

You will shout Him from the mountain tops!

This is what separates those who know they’re supposed to love God and who tell you endlessly about Him, from those who do love Him and who show Him to you.

Yes, this is the gushing love affair.

This is the fascination others have with someone who loves God – it’s obvious – it’s convincing – it’s contagious – it’s all about Him Him Him! And they want Him.

 

You are a new creation in and with Him.

No other person can be this intimate with you, for you were designed for Him above all others.

And until you deeply know Him, you’re pretty useless for everyone and everything, for you cannot possibly realize His plan in and with you, while effectively believing you’re separate from Him.

No, He’s right there in and with you, in your spirit.

The Creator and Sustainer of all life lives in you.

He so desperately wanted to be with you that a cross was nothing to Him.

You were lost in the wilderness, and He conquered all hell to rescue you, so He could lavish His love on you forever.

 

See Also: Expanding or Retreating? Part 2

 

 

 

 

Do Generational Curses Exist in Christ?

 

“… I came to save the world, not judge it.” John 12:47b

He did not come to judge, nor curse.

God is love (1 John 4:8b).

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

 

So, do you wonder whether generational curses apply to us in Christ Who loves us?

 

This website’s Root is relationship with the indwelling Godhead Who said “… I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5c

This relationship is Spirit with spirit.

Isn’t that great news that we never need worry that our God will leave or forsake us? We hold fast, and abide in Him.

By faith, we come to Him, and by sharing His faith, we remain in Him. Faith in and faith out.

 

So the obvious question is, “If I am one spirit with God, then does such a curse exist in Him?”

You know The Answer.

No.

In Him, it’s no, and forever no.

 

“Well, what about …?”

“(1) And God spoke all these words, saying, (2) I Am The LORD your God, Who have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (3) You shall have no other gods before Me. (4) You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: (5) You shall not bow down to them, nor serve them: for I The LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of them who hate Me; (6) and showing mercy to thousands of them who love Me, and keep My commandments.” Exodus 20:1-6

Does it apply to you in Christ?

This curse was to those who hate Him.

So it does not apply to you, if you love Him.

Secondly, it’s in the Old Testament (OT), and we know that Messiah, Christ, had not yet come to be crucified, buried, and rise again, so therefore no OT one is yet in Christ.

 

Plus, there is also an OT counter verse to the above one. [Simplistically using single verses to conclude anything from His Word tends to error, since His whole Word and context are overlooked.]

“The soul that sins shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” Ezekiel 18:20

 

So when we don’t jump to conclusions, and actually read the two above verses, we find that curse and death occur because of sin, hatred of God being one example.

 

There’s also a curse for living by The Law.

“(10) For as many as are of the works of The Law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of The Law to do them. (11) But, it is obvious that no man is justified by The Law in God’s sight: for, The just shall live by faith. (12) Following The Law requires no faith. The man who agrees with and follows the demands of The Law is required to do them his whole life. (13) Christ has redeemed us from the curse of The Law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree:” Galatians 3:10-13

When sin is running rampant in your life, you’re experiencing this curse, for you’re living by The Law (the message of Romans 7), and not by His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

You need not worry that there’s a generational curse on us in Christ, for He is life and peace.

He desperately loves you.

The curse cancer began in The Garden and is perpetuated through carnal living, which is disconnected from Him.

Only He is able to sustain you.

He made you to be one with Him and to share His life.

 

So if everything seems against you, you’re not letting Him be your life.

 

In Christ, there is no cause for a curse against you, for He bore the curse of sin and broken Law.

No curse can affect you, for He took them all upon Himself – He became the curse (Gal 3:13 above), and died to them all on His cross.

No curses remain in the risen Christ.

You are delivered from every curse in Him.