Mix – Carolyn Wonderland and Bonnie Raitt – “Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine” from Road To Austin film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqh1IOXx2QY&list=RDpzlK-oZf6PY
Beloved, the presence of the Spirit within those beginning to Gather is apparent by affects which are being manifested. Our ability as we become connected to inspire one another, to act in positive ways to strengthen ourselves.
A friend in the Beloved contacted me and shared a short video which inspired me to address something which had been on my heart(mind) for quite some time and the following is the result.
Well hello Beloved, first I want to thank you, when I got the notification ding I was in LaLa land. I’ve been catchin’ up on several months sleep all day and you have helped me to shake it off, so to speak! I must have needed it but, I have more important things to do than sleep, so again I say thank you!
Your share actually gives me the opportunity to address something of great importance to the Beloved.
Those who are being called to the Gathering of Kindred Spirits and who want to better understand the nature of my function and purpose!
I am no longer of this world, yet as God’s servant I remain in the world as an instrument to fulfill His Purpose (The Father, The Son [The Word], and The Spirit).
I like my Boss (Jesus the Christ), have no dog in the fight, so to speak, in the political controversies of the world system. My Father is in the ultimate control over the world system.
However, that system only serves to provide contrast, to that which His Christ has brought to Life at His coming! The Kingdom of Heaven (of God) on earth.
Without contrast, free choice would have no meaning or purpose! Either, or; spirit of this world system, or the Spirit of the True and Living God, darkness or Light, you see my point and it is for each of us to choose.
My purpose now is to help in the Gathering of Kindred Spirits out of the world system, so as to prepare for the final spiritual battle.
The consummation of this age, the time of the gentiles, as it were, so to speak. I’m sure you can understand! We the adopted children of God are warned not to focus our efforts on the affairs of this world, but rather, to focus our efforts on the strengthening of His Kingdom.
The present state of dysfunction is the result of the deceiver’s constant assault against the Truth and our failure, in times past, to recognize his deception.
For those who humble themselves, the times of deception must and will come to an end! And I am among those here to testify!
Those who are among the fold of my Boss, will hear and understand my voice also, I am a son, not a hirling and God is my witness! I am thankful that the Spirit caused your post!
Now as a Storyteller I would like to share a story, which is true of course, metaphorically speaking, my Boss is very strict on that matter!
It goes like this: not so very long ago, there lived a man of great faith, grounded in the religion of his father. (The prevailing beliefs of the day.) And it came to pass that the man found himself caught at his home during an unexpected storm.
As it so happens the man lived beside a river and the waters began to rise rapidly. However, being a man of great faith, he was not concerned, knowing that God would protect and care for him.
But the waters continued to rise and soon they were at his doorstep and he began to hear the sound of emergency sirens in the distance. Low and behold he saw a man in a passing boat who called out to see if he wanted assistance. No, no, he exclaimed, I’m sure I will be fine as the Lord will surely protect me and my home. So the man and his boat continued downstream.
Soon the water had risen and flooded the first floor of his home. Then a second man appeared in a boat and asked if he needed assistance, but the man of great faith said that he would be fine, his God was protecting him. And the man and his boat continued downstream.
Finally the rising water caused the man of great faith to retreat to his attic window and although his prospects appeared rather grim, his faith was unshaken, but in the end his house gave way from it’s foundation and the man of great faith drowned.
Now dear reader you may believe my story to be a bit ridiculous, but I have actually met such men of great faith.
Well the man’s body was recovered and he was buried in a grave according to the tradition of his people. And there his body rested in peace until the day of God’s judgment.
Upon his arrival the man lodged a complaint, he demanded to know why God had allowed him to die. When the matter was addressed, as I am sure that you have guessed by now, the arbiter explained that God had sent two individuals to rescue him and he refused them. Therefore, he was responsible for the outcome not God.
Please don’t misunderstand the purpose of my story.
I and all who have been chosen to serve in like manner as myself, are like the men with the boats. We, as those who were sent before us, have come to the rescue and it would be a foolish thing to refuse us. But the history of man proves that the many will in fact refuse the call and only the few will respond appropriately, much to the dismay of my Boss. THE END!
Have a truly Blessed day and every day hereafter!
In sincere love, Michael
Beloved, the power of the Gathering of Kindred Spirits to which we are being called is in the Body once again being able to function as God designed.
It is written,(Hebrews 10:15>30) that God’s Children are to continually assemble (Gather) together and with purpose! In the course of time those who perceived themselves as God’s children, under the New Covenant, failed in regard to both requirements. Properly Gathering and fulfilling the purpose.
The consequences of the failure is obvious to all who are awakened to the condition of organized religion in the Name of the Christ. The prohibitions, clearly defined in the New Covenant were, in time, not respected or observed.
As a result, first the power of the message presented as the Gospel lost the ability to transform the hearer into the image of Christ or to bear the fruit of righteousness (of the Spirit) in the followers. Paul warned of the danger of the coming, other gospel, but in time the false other gospel gained favor among the many. Many of those who remained faithful to the true Gospel, suffered and died during the inquisition. At the direction of the leadership of the false gospel.
So much for “Thou Shalt Not Kill”, and courage in the face of that threat was a rather rare commodity.
At one time I came to think the remaining faithful fled into the mountains of Armenia, something I had read inspired the thought. If true I hope to meet their descendants one day.
The Protestant revolution against the all too obvious abuses of the promoters of the false gospel , has never realized the necessity of the prohibition against allowing division within the Body of Christ to continue to exist.
Again Paul warned and all in leadership authority(the Apostles and elders) agreed, that it was unacceptable to think in terms of division. It is written, (1st Corinthians 1:9> 13) that there can be no divisions within the True Body of Christ. But the errors introduced by the false gospel had taken root long before the revolution.
Indeed, the Protestant revolution only increased the error of division and its perception of acceptability. Resulting in the present state of error expressed in the form of the ever increasing number of so-called Christian denominations. Those who deny my assertion are simply blinded to reality.
The repeated warnings of “The Word” to guard against any deviation from “The Gospel” were in time, taken no more seriously than “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Because people were apparently lulled to sleep by the false gospel over time, into believing that with the coming of their Savior, the deceiver could no longer hold power over them. Or some such nonsense, as if they were free to believe whatever they were taught as long as it was in the name of christ. It is written,(1st John 2:14>19)(Mathew 24:5 & 11) , the antichrist shall come, be warned, but to no avail or we would not see the current state of dysfunction.
Those who continue to deny the Truth, do so to their own peril, because they refused to embrace it, by choice.
I have learned to be extremely careful in the choosing of my words, thus my use of the words, continue and choice.
Time for questions, what and if the Truth became so obscured that it became hidden from even the earnest desiring to believe and do God’s will? If so, what would be the device, the instrument employed to produce the obscurity. Thus the recurrence of expert theological opinions produced and promoted by the various divisions, denominationalism.
It would cause people to be forced to rely on whatever was available to them of Truth and do the best they could. And those seriously considering their circumstances, could never be content with the results.
Unfortunately: the second half of this posting was lost due to an error of inexperience with the workings of WordPress.
I will do my best, with the help of the Spirit, to reproduce that which was lost, under the same title, continued. As I believe that it was of significant value to warrant my effort. Thank you for your patience!
Have a truly Blessed day and every day hereafter!
In sincere love, Michael
Beloved I began my day, at six am, listenin’ to Bob Dylan’s, Slow Train Coming album, it helps me to get the blood flowin’ to my brain (Heart), I recommend it. Friends, how many can remember seein’ me dance, raise your hands. Ok, when I see you I’ll try to remember to ask if you raised your hand. I imagine I can count your number on one hand, possibly with fingers to spare!
I mention this because as it turns out, I now find great joy in dancin’, kinda like David I suppose. However, I must warn you, I require a little room. You see I enjoy dancin’ with my eyes closed most of all. I dance to “Slow Train Comin’,” the entire album, just sayin’!
Those who follow what the Spirit gives me to share, probably noticed that I didn’t post yesterday. I was havin’ to do some thinkin’, a friend had shared their concerns with me and I take all concerns seriously. At times I can be a very serious kinda guy, you may have noticed.
Anyway, I had an appointment at noon for lunch, the other party didn’t show, I suspect a demonic spirit (influence) got involved!So the Spirit sent in, rather lovely backup, I visited with a friend from the past, wonderful! Then my Spirit was lifted by a nearby conversation (fair warnin’ my hearin’ isn’t failin’). A lovely young woman had brought her Grandfather to lunch and it was a joy to hear them talk! I ended up after commenting, gettin’ a hug, you know one of the priceless kind, you only get from kindred spirits. Then it was off to the office of a friend, who had my back, so to speak, in the recent dark and troubled times of my Job experience. That too was wonderful and I got to tell him so! All the time I was multitaskin’, weighin’ the concerns of my friend.
All this seemed to render me worthless, in regard to workin’ on a post. However the Spirit was clearly on the job, my thoughts were racin’ as they so often do.
Finally I was compelled to put my pen to paper, that hadn’t happened in a while, but I had to write some things down. I’ve learned to respond in situations of this kind. So here’s how it went: Beloved, perhaps I failed to explain the situation at hand, forgive me. As a called and chosen to serve, Pastor and Teacher, I have proven my level of commitment to the Father, the Word(the Son) and the Spirit. That’s required of all who are chosen!
Those who come after me in the Gathering. Those who are truly being called by the Spirit and not merely curious, have yet to prove themselves, not to me, but to the true and living God we have been called to serve. You see to serve is in Truth a privilege reserved for the Chosen.
To be called and to fail to show the level of commitment to be chosen, is to be rejected. Rejection has it’s consequences.
Success is determined by our willingness to prepare for service and know this, the preparation required is most difficult. When the goin’ gets tough and it will, you must be willing to continue, the Spirit will take care of the able, that’s required and promised.
As Paul said and it applies to all of the chosen, when we were children we were content to enjoy childish things, but now we must accept the responsibility of a true man(male or female, gender is of no consequence) and put away childish things, with words of that affect. Remember, we are warned not to put our hand to the plow, if we are not prepared to continue until the work is complete, just sayin’.
To be rejected, is to loose the privilege of serving, as instruments of God in the completion of God’s plans for His Creation. Because it is God who has chosen me, I have no need for the approval of man. All of God’s chosen from the past, because of their awareness have served without fear. I have been prepared to serve without fear. Have no doubt, I have no fear of rejection of the world’s system of religions, neither do I fear those who serve them.
It is written, perfect love casts out all fear, again, greater love has no man(male or femal) than that He would lay down His life for His friends.
Know this, the Love that resides in me, is that Love. It is the Love of God! That is not to say, please understand, that this speaks of my Love for God, though I Love my God more than my own life. It testifies, that I have the same Love toward the children of God, as God has for His Children.
I have yet to meet one from among this generation face to face, who can in Spirit and in Truth make the same claim, though I desire greatly to meet them. In Spirit I believe that I already have, only God knows for sure. But I have every reason to believe! No one need accuse me of being cynical, I am and will remain hopeful!
Beloved, I don’t want you to be burdened with concern for me. There will be many who come to me, only to walk away. Consider the Parable of the Sower. The message that I am chosen to bring is of the Good Seed, but to spring forth and produce the Good Fruit it must fall upon the Heart, the Good Ground. While I am called and chosen to sow the Good Seed, expressed in my words and actions, the hearers must provide the Good Ground and the Promise remains, all who provide, will produce abundantly.
My calling is not to be popular in this world, I will be hated by the many who are still of the world, it is written! My joy is experienced among the few, who respond to God’s call to Love one another as they love themselves and to Love God, as the Father who Loves them. That is more than enough for me to gladly bear the burdens of this world.
Those who hate me, must do so because I have been called to tell the Truth. And why would they hate me, because they are still of this world, without exception! They hate me as you see for the same reasons that they hated my Boss, which testifies again to the saying, nothing is new under the Sun. In the Mind of Christ (God), to Love less is to Hate and there is no profit in seein’ it any other way!
Beloved, don’t be alarmed when those who hate me begin to devise a plan to take my life. Unless the Lord returns and intervenes to prevent them, I will share in the same destiny as those who have served before me. I like Paul, know if and when I am called upon to leave this mortal body in the service of my Boss, there is no doubt that I live, I have the Promise.
But know this, I have long since placed my life in my Boss’s capable hands and He alone has been given the power and authority to insure that I be allowed to finish my course.
I know the dangers, my work is not some childish game, at stake has always been, eternal Life or death and it is given to each of us to choose. I am just here to assist the willing to choose Life and to help them in preparing to receive it, according to the True Gospel of the Christ.
I truly love my job and I Love my Boss even more, just sayin’!
Beloved, try the spirits, whether they are of God, I trust that you have the gift of discerning spirits. Observe those who oppose me, who find fault with me, who choose to walk away and encourage others to do the same. You most assuredly will find, that they return to those who serve a different gospel, one that requires less of them. They believe that they have no need to prepare, that they are already sufficient to stand, while they continue to struggle to consistently bear any of the Fruits of the Spirit.
By our Fruits are the Children of God revealed and without the Love of God, all become barren, without exception.
For those called to the Gathering and who choose devotion to one another, those who truly learn to know and be known in the Body of Christ. I ask that you watch me closely and assist me if you see me falter. It is our duty to one another as an individual member part of the Body. Each being assigned their duties to ensure our health, so as to complete our purpose.
I am not called to argue with those who oppose themselves, I am here to serve the pure in heart and have been given an understanding to recognize who’s who, just sayin’!
For the strugglin’, they will find that I possess unbelievable patience, more than Job, because the so called modern world requires it and the Spirit supplies the need!
For the mischievous, who choose to attempt at silly games, they will find that I possess no more patience than my Boss, it is unwise to try my patience with foolishness, no good thing is likely to come of it (perhaps a valuable lesson learned).
Anyone who thinks that I don’t have time for them is mistaken, the ruler of the universe is in charge of my schedule, just sayin’. He provides me with sufficient time for my work with no room for wastin’ time, it’s called godly efficiency. I am a trained, One Minute Manager, for those who understand the concept, efficiency is a premium virtue. It allows everything to get done to ensure a fully satisfied life.
Beloved, don’t let the hardheaded, the stiff-necked, cause you be overly concerned , it’s harder than most think to get left behind, it requires considerable effort.
Know this, Beloved, God does not need or desire what you have, (each is given responsibility to use what they have been given wisely, consider the parable of the talents) God’s desire is for you. So for those who may wonder what motivates me, I serve in the Spirit and example of Christ, my Boss is every faithful in takin’ care of my needs, I greatly desire you the Beloved of God! I am not an hireling, charged to watch over God’s flock, I serve by the Spirit and example of the Good Shepherd.
For contrast, take the example of my Beloved friend Okey from southern West Virginia. As I understand it, he has served God from his youth and was called upon to Pastor a flock continuing to serve unto this day. He’s carried on through difficult times and as far as I know without complaint. Must have read at some point of the Israelites in the Desert and of the rewards distributed to complainers, just sayin’. I believe Okey qualifies as one of those I mentioned of meeting in Spirit.
Anyway, Okey has no fancy house or fancy car (not much of anything fancy in his life if I have a handle on his circumstances) to testify of the value of what I think has been about his Eighty years of serving God. But he enjoys the true riches of life, the Love of family and innumerable friends. Some like Forest Gump even know what Love is in spite of troubled times. Everybody with half a brain Loves Okey, not sayin’ there’s anybody in Greenbriar County with only half a brain. Remember that I said that if I get a chance to visit someday!
Now Okey is an example of the Good Shepherd, to contrast against the wolves in sheep’s clothing infestin’ this present generation. They are masters of the Con, the hire-lings the deceiver sent out. They present the prosperity gospel of Lucifer’s own design, which is no gospel at all. Designed to capture mostly but not all, just silly women in these last day’s. Let me describe briefly what they are sellin’ and believe me it’s just a product.
Here it goes: you send me your money (seed, which will allow me to become rich beyond my wildest dreams, because the lord loves me and I love the the lord so much that he wants me to prosper) and the Lord will cause your seed to produce an hundredfold (the checks in the mail). As I said this is just a brief description of the Con, but anyone with half a brain should be able to get their number from what I described. For those who don’t get it, I hear that they are beginnin’ to make progress on brain transplants. Help is on the way!
It’s time to wake the heck up. It would have been fine with my Boss to say, wake the hell up, but I’ve been trained to consider those of the more delicate persuasion (whoops, sorry I blew it again—not really remember the embellishment rule).
Well it’s my Heart’s desire that I have been able to quench the concerns of my Beloved, let me know if I have fallen short!
Have a truly Blessed day and every day hereafter!
In sincere love, Michael
If you’ve got half a brain and I’m sure you do, you know that I Love you with all my Being!!!!!!!
Beloved, I have so much to share that I believe I must become a better manager of my time, less sleep, more focus, perhaps. Five hours of pretty good sleep a night may be considered excessive by some under the circumstances. For now I will continue to sleep till I awaken and consider it good enough, as they say, so to speak!
Anyway, enough of that, I’ll try to focus on the point for sharing. Please bear with me, I’ll try to make it worth your time.
First I would like to put forward, my recommendations for two individuals most worthy of our sincerest admiration and expressions of our love. I trust our group will come to agree on their worthiness! I recommend John Fogerty and Emy Lou Harris for their contributions to our cause.
Specifically, John Fogerty for his album “Revival” and Emy Lou Harris for her album “Angel Band”, I once commented that she has the voice of an Angel and I stand firm in my assertion.
For now I will direct my focus to “Revival”, as I believe, perhaps unknowingly, John was quite possibly inspired to create it for my benefit, though it has been a blessing to many! Several of the songs fit perfectly to the needs of our time. And to what I have authority to share, regarding how they apply.
The first song on the album, “Don’t You Wish It Were True”, I say for some, what the song reflects, has been true for quite some time.
You can find the entire album on You Tube, I highly recommend it to my friends.
Basically it reflects the nature of the Kingdom of God, some would contend it refers to a future possibility. I on the other hand have reason to disagree. Because I am aware of the concept of the Sheepfold. Where the called can enter for much needed rest and go out again to continue in the work they are called to perform.
My Boss said, the Kingdom you seek is among you, as He spoke to the disciples. I have found that the space under my Maple tree, for one, serves the need perfectly. So for those who wish to experience the Kingdom, they have only to Gather together Spiritually and wherever they are, so is the Kingdom. Now, I know you will not find it hard to imagine, how uplifting, John’s song has been for me. And I trust it will be for you also, it’s quite a gift.
Again, please bear with me! The second song “Gunslinger”, is of equal significance to me, as I am about to explain! It speaks of how the lawless one’s, have come to take over what was once a peaceful place, a town, as it were. The abuses were severe on everyone, not even the old judge, was spared. It seems that the lawless, have no sense of decency or respect. So the people began to think,(Which served as a prayer.) that they had need of a Gunslinger. Someone of sufficient toughness to handle the lawless and restore the peace in their town(With the full support of the citizenry of course, it’s a rule!).
So what in God’s Name, literally, does that have to do with me, well Beloved, I’m about to tell you. It seems my Boss, in His Infinite Wisdom, determined to train me, as a “Gunslinger”. Hold on, don’t jump to any assumptions, be patient I’m tellin’ the Truth. You know what happens when we assume, or did your memory temporarily fail you (Help us beloved Spirit, bring to our rembrance before we falter, whew, that was close!).
Those who have been following me closely know that my Boss allows and encourages me, to embellish enough to entertain, for the prevention of boredom. Let me know how I’m doin’ when you have a chance!
Okay, focus, focus wrap it up. Hey, don’t rush me remember, don’t quench the Spirit, which includes rushing, I don’t control the pace. It’s not helpful to be in a rush, okay.
Alright, back to the explanation, I have been thoroughly trained as a “Spiritual Gunslinger”, the Gun I wield, is a metaphor for the “Word of God”, you remember, the Sword of the Spirit is, “The Word of God” and is more powerful than the fiery darts of the wicked one’s.
I’m here to help the citizenry, so to speak, clear out the lawless one’s(false professors) from our domain, as it were, good metaphor don’t you think. Like I said, I have my assignment and am prepared by the Best to fulfill it.
As you can see my confidence is not of myself, it is solely(no pun intended)based in the Power of my Boss. I have learned how Utterly Trustworthy He Is. My faith, absolutely, admits no doubt, it’s another one of the rules!
Speakin’ of rules, I can only serve those who believe me, it’s tied directly to, without faith it is impossible to please God and if there was ever a time to please God, it’s definitely now! The progress of our success is reflected in our ability to fulfill our individual purposes in the Body of Christ. Our task is to help one another to do just that!
For those of us whose awareness has reached the level of expectation, to be curious of where we stand approximately in the continuation of the eternal plan, I am aware of a hint.
You’ll find it in the Twelfth Chapter of The Book of Daniel, for those prepared to have eyes to see and ears to hear, what the Spirit says in this our time!
Have a truly Blessed day and every day hereafter!
In sincere love, Michael
Beloved, I was not called to tell people what to think or what to believe, that foundation was being laid over two thousand years ago. Throughout the history of God’s dealings with His Creation, the effects of His Preachers has been temporary at best. Because the spirit of this world sets in to confuse the message, even of those whose words come from a true understanding. God, therefore, continually warned to guard against our tendency to be misled and our willingness to refuse to heed His Warning. Beware, God’s Spirit will not endlessly continue to strive with the spirit that resist It’s influence, just sayin’!
My purpose is to help the willing seekers, to understand what God is saying, in this our time, I’m a Teacher. If we the willing, fulfill our individual purpose, God promises our success. It’s imperative that we pay attention and respect the functions of the individual callings of the members of the Body of Christ. Also we must be diligent to identify those who claim to be members of the Body, but by their fruits, prove they are not.
In troubled times, such as we are now experiencing, it becomes ever so important to keep in mind, just what it is that God through His Christ and His Spirit, is indeed promising.
Feel free to carefully consider what I have been given authority to say regarding the Promise.
In the here and now, as we dwell as sojourners, we are to experience not being of this perishing world system, while at the same time, doing God’s work within it. Not a difficult concept, if we stop to think and we can’t afford not to think carefully.
We are promised, as long as we pay close attention, stable relationships within the Body. Stability within our own mind, stability in our relationships with one another as members of the same Body, stability within the various and sundry groups acting in unison within the Body (ex. Our families), chaos is not allowed to exist within the Body because of it’s nature and that is an unchangeable rule.
When we fail to experience the Promise, it’s because we have strayed from the Path which produces the experience. Not because the Promises of God have failed to produce the intended result.
If we allow ourselves to be honest with one another, it is obvious that we have strayed from the Path, as individual members of the Body. In Truth, we have failed one another and we have failed to progress, so as to experience the Promise.
If we are surprised, it is because we failed to pay attention, it is written, that we the willing but confused, would arrive at our present predicament. I can honestly say I was not surprised, I’ve been aware for quite some time. That’s what set me on my present course, the quest for answers regarding what to do next. I don’t deserve a cookie, so to speak, for my awareness, it’s just because my Boss has been busy implanting His Plan, don’t you see (of course you do), that’s why the Spirit is drawing us together at this our time.
Well I suppose that’s enough for us to think about for the moment.
Have a truly Blessed day and every day hereafter!
In sincere love, Michael
Beloved, I recently wrote that although my Boss found me slow, through His patience He proved me not to be stupid. Or words to that affect.
So I propose these questions.
If we base our understanding on what is described as common knowledge, that is accepted by most of our peers, only to find out that it renders us dysfunctional, were we stupid or merely misinformed?
If we find ourselves struggling because we have more important questions than the answers at our disposal prove adequate for resolution, does that make us stupid or just unprepared?
If after our best effort we find ourselves incapable of solving the problems we face, so that we become overwhelmed, are we stupid or just lacking proper solutions?
I suppose that’s enough to ponder to justify the point I hope to make.
In all my experience over the past sixty six years, I have yet to come across even one stupid person. I believe that I have benefited from my interactions with other human beings in both positive and negative circumstances. I believe it is tied to that original, created in the image of God aspect. Though I am fully aware that many, perhaps an understatement, have strayed from their purpose. I was taught that it was wrong to call people stupid, or foolish, now I have a firm grip on why.
Though I am aware that I and everyone I have ever met have been fully capable of doing dumb things, that does not meet the standard for stupid. I believe that stupid requires one to be incapable of learning from mistakes. Most people who may appear stupid, are quite possibly merely hard headed, yet fully capable. Whoops, I am aware of an exception, God in His Wisdom, in times past and to this present day, has rendered the stiff-necked stupid in hopes they will tire of the effects of dumb and be transformed. This has always been an extreme solution warranted by extreme circumstances for individuals as well as groups. Thus the instruction of, “The Fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom”, the reward of being hardheaded is never pleasant. Those who have loved us have hoped for and expected better from us, really.
Forgive me, I feel compelled to share this: long ago and not so far away I was led by the Spirit to have a card made up, like a business card but just informational. On the front it said, “Offering Good Advice For Those In Need, When Bad Advice Simply Will Not Do.” On the back it said, “Advice in problem solving in all aspects of life.” And, “Proper Solutions Solve Problems Without Creating New Ones To Take Their Place.” What can I say I was responding to a Bold Spirit. To the best of my knowledge, anyone who took me seriously and put me to the test, was ever disappointed. However I must admit I never got around to putting out a complaint box, I was rather busy.
As I said please forgive me, let us now return to the delimas proposed by the previous three questions.
Some things are True, those who give up prevent themselves from reaching their own goals, so don’t allow yourself to give up, no matter the difficulties. Anyone who thinks that’s easy for me to say, simply lacks the facts. This life is for our education and testing, and as long as we’re here there’s no escaping it. Deciding to take a trip without leaving the farm, is always disappointingly temporary. What can I say I lived through the Seventies. If you smiled that means you are aware and that’s a good thing! If you laughed uncontrollably, try to get a grip before you get the hiccups or worse, I don’t have insurance.
For those who are inclined to beat themselves up, mentally or physically, for their own inadequacy because they actually care, I’ll let you in on a not so little secret. If you have truly been doing the best you could(caveat)it’s time to stop, we have more important things to do, really I’m telling the Truth. If after careful consideration you came to the conclusion you lacked the effort to do your best, get over it. There’s more at stake than you can possibly imagine and giving it your very best matters. No matter what anyone may think, everyone matters, it’s inescapable. All of our words and actions end up on one of the two sides of the scales. For those who are aware things are not looking so good, not having their head in the sand, so to speak. Just refuse to hear the call to action and check out how that works. I believe it was a fellow by the name of Edmund Burke who said, all that is necessary for evil to prosper, is for good men to do nothing. (No offense meant ladies!) I say if we do nothing, we can not claim to be good. The key lies in preparing to make certain that our actions are proper, lest we end up making matters worse. Being unprepared has brought us to the severity of our present situation.
There’s more to the secret I mentioned, it’s time to pay attention. It is true that we have been living in dark times, spiritually speaking, and doing one’s best was difficult to put it mildly. The fact that things have not been going well was expected, though unacceptable, it was written these days would come. Because people in general were unaware they were asleep, a wakeup call was required and God’s timing is impeccable. To sing the praises that God is Good, when things are bad can appear ridiculous to some. The fact that God is Good and the Source of All Good is beside the point. The problem is that when mankind loses track of God, in Spirit and in Truth, bad things are literally bound to happen. And until we wake up and address the real problem, getting worse is inevitable. So the question is who’s awake and what in the Name of God(“The Word”) is it going to take to awaken those who have not been struck stupid?
Well as I’ve been sharing when given the opportunity the help we have so desperately needed has arrived, in fact it has been at work for some time now. Some say twenty years, I tend to think it began in strength forty years or so ago, but I’m certainly not hear to argue, I have an example to follow.
I’ll do my best to quote accurately with the aid of my helper, all of creation eagerly awaits the early and the latter rain. With Jesus and His faithful came the early rain, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but in time the confusion brought by false teachers caused the power to dissipate in spite of the claims of men, like I said I’m not here to argue, God knows.
I believe and have no doubt that we are being given the latter rain for all prepared to receive. Once again the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will prepare the willing for the work of this our time. Only the humble will know their need and receive God’s help, there have always been rules. The proud need not apply, my advice would be to get over it as soon as possible, time is a wastin’ as they say.
Beloved be not deceived, we will be known by our Fruits, which have been made manifest. Known to one another and to our Lord and Master. We are being called to prepare ourselves to bear fully the Fruit of the Spirit. Patience, Kindness, Longsuffering, permit me please, ect., without the Fruit of the Spirit and the whole Armor of God we will be unprepared and unworthy of the Spiritual Battle that lies ahead.
The called and the willing must help one another to ensure that we have been fed fully on the pure milk of the Word, so that we together can progress to the meat, the times ahead require our strength.
I am committed to the work ahead and to do my best in service to the true body of Christ and the Spiritual Gathering of Kindred Spirits.
With God as my witness, my Lord and His Spirit bearing witness, I have been given authority to speak.
I have been called and chosen to serve the Living God as a Pastor and Teacher in the Body of His Son on this earth. For those who seek answers to questions, do not hesitate, you have every right to expect answers, the Lord rewards the pure in heart.
I am Michael the Pearldropper at your service.
In sincere Love, Michael