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Count Down to Pentecost #7

GODS WORD THROUGH THE BOOK OF PSALMS

By Fr. Paul Stewart

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Psalm 119: 49-56

  1. Remember the word to Your Servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope.
  2. This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
  3. The proud have me in great derision, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
  4. I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord, And have comforted myself.
  5. Indignation has taken hold of me. Because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
  6. Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
  7. I remember Your name in the night O Lord, And I keep your law.
  8. This has become mine Because I kept Your precepts.

David had come to a place where the word became his greatest comfort!  He faced many accusations against him, and through these trials, he turned not from the law of God.  It seems we are always in some kind of conflict and we are ready with a sword to combat them.  Often our zealousness causes us to react in ways that outside of Gods word.  Peter pulled out his sword and cut the soldiers ear off, but Jesus quickly spoke, this is not my way.   During the night we ponder the day, wishing like Peter that our choices were different.

David had hope, the word taught him the judgments of God.  He comforted himself in knowing His Lord’s mercy. Peter after the denial was haunted- but Jesus came through after the Resurrection; “tell Peter too.”

The Holy Spirit reminds us that every promise of the Father, the things He spoke to us and said we would do, are restored through Jesus.  This is the house of our pilgrimage, the call to us; walk, and be lifted up by the Spirit of God.

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Passover Season

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By Fr Paul Stewart

Setting aside a time to be in His presences.  The seven Feasts, God-given prophetic outline of His completed work of redemption from sin through Jesus.  The picture of the Holy Spirit.

Four spring feasts- in Jerusalem fulfilled the first time.  Feast days are feasting on the Lord.  When you have an appointment with God, he meets you at these places.  Three remaining feasts will be fulfilled at his second coming.

Passover, the feast of unleavened bread, the feast first fruits, the feast of Pentecost.

Passover is the first chronologically and the first in the matter of importance, the foundation of all the others.  It is the beginning.

Nations celebrate the day it’s born.  The Feast of Passover marks the beginning of the nation of Israel.  Romans 11  we are grafted into the tree, the root of Israel.

On this day Israel is made a free and Holy Nation of priests unto him.  To us today the Egypt that we walk is the walk that we walk outside of the Lord, outside of the separation unto Him.  The Lord has his hooks in the Nations and is going to cause us to come out and be blessed by God.  We have been in Israel, we have seen the unbelief there, but God has not taken away this eternal calling of the physical nation of Israel.  Romans 11:28-29

The secret to our future is found in our daily routine.  Lord gives us the 613 moments with God, the commands of God.  They are the first five books of the Bible.  85% of the New Testament deals with these.  It is these moments that generate momentum in your life.  These are the Godly habits of God.  You do not decide your future your habits do.  One of them is called the feast of Passover.  God creates a moment, which generates a habit, which produces your future helping each of us to operate in a new season in your life.  The Lord uses this same pattern in the life of a born again believer and their family; this is how they came out of my Egypt.  In Israel, the celebration takes the form of a special meal called the Passover Seder.  For the Christian, it’s the commemoration of the mass.

Everything is transferred through the blood.  7 Covenants, Edam, Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic.  Abraham cuts the animals in half, represent people, Abraham in a temporary sleep.  The two pieces of animal made a covenant by blood.

Today to demonstrate the New Covenant Jesus uses a meal.  The cup, blood of Jesus, and the bread, the bread of life, separated by the Word of God.  The Seder was to remind the Jewish Nation; the Mass is to remind us. “Do this in remembrance of me.”  The Seder is the oldest, on-going religious rite in the world- nearly 3,500 years old!  Moses received it about 3500 years ago at Mount Sinai.  (Instructed, Exodus 12:8 ) 3 things: lamb or shank bone, matzah bread, unleavened bread, bitter herbs.  The order of this meal goes 700 years before Jesus, and he celebrated it. The order of the meal still the same.

The eternal principals of God’s salvation are eternal principles, illustrated and explained in the Passover Meal.  These same principles are also relieved in the seven biblical feasts, also in the 7 thousand millennial years, the seven days of creation as well as the completion of your life, Jesus uses this meal to reveal the New Covenant Luke 22:19.

Blessed as we Celebrate this Feast in remembrance of the freedom that Jesus paid for each of us, bringing us out of the world and into our Promised Land.

Hebrews Chapter 1 Intro

THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
INTRODUCTION

How did God speak to us through His Son Jesus? 

How did God make the Worlds Through his son?

How can we relate to God if Jesus is the Image of God?

How powerful is the Word of God in our life?

How and why did Jesus purge our sins?

THIS WEEK:
We will answer these questions & more, as we unpack Gods word together, revealing a fresh understanding of the power of the word of God for our lives. We will gain a clear vision of what of what Gods word says about living an enlightened life in Jesus.

Most importantly we will receive the tools needed, to live a closer walk with Jesus, our bridegroom!

Hebrews Chapter 3

THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
Chapter 3

Why is it so important to understand Jesus’ Priesthood?
How are Jesus and Moses compared?
What lessons can we learn from Israel in the wilderness?
What is required to be partakers with Christ?
How does the Bible Define “confidence”?
How does unbelief effect entering into God’s Rest?
This study will answer these questions & more, as we unpack Gods word together, revealing a fresh understanding of the power of the word of God for our lives. We will gain a clear vision of what of what Gods word says about living an enlightened life in Jesus.

Most importantly we will receive the tools needed, to live a closer walk with Jesus, our bridegroom!

Hebrews Chapter 4

 

THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS Chapter 4

What is the rest of God?

How do we enter God’s rest?

What does fidelity have to do with entering God’s rest?

What work is involved, to enter God’s rest?

What is the throne of grace, and do I have Access today?

THIS WEEK:
We will answer these questions & more, as we unpack Gods word together, revealing a fresh understanding of the power of the word of God for our lives. We will gain a clear vision of what of what Gods word says about living an enlightened life in Jesus.

Most importantly we will receive the tools needed, to live a closer walk with Jesus, our bridegroom!

 

Creative power of the tongue James Chapter Three

THE EPISTLE OF JAMES
Chapter Three

What is the Creative power of the tongue?

• Is it as powerful as the Bible says?
• Can it really start fires?
• What does my tongue reveal about my Character?
• How can blessings & Cursing come from the same place?
• What are my thoughts?
• How can I use my tongue for Good?

THIS WEEK:
We will answer these questions & more, as we unpack Gods word together, revealing a fresh understanding of the power of the word of God for our lives. We will gain a clear vision of what the tongue hides and reveals about our character and its incredible creative force in our lives.

Most importantly we will receive the tools needed, to live a closer walk with Jesus, our bridegroom!

James: A Covenant People

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James 1:1 is encouraging the household of faith “Israel” the twelve tribes, meaning you and me, those that have received the revelation, as born again spirit filled Christians. We are called Spiritual Israel; Ephesians 2:8 for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, those that are called, fulfilling God’s desire to dwell within each of us in a covenant relationship. The most important reason for Jesus being Crucified on the Cross and Rising from the dead, was to fulfill and establishing this New Covenant as prophesied, Jeremiah 31:31- 33 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a New Covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith the LORD: however, this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. As it is written in 1 Peter 2:9 Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; with Jesus as our High Priest… Again this is whom James is writing to, the brides and the priesthood of the New Covenant that what ratified by a covenant confirming meal at the last supper, and by the sprinkling of very blood as our High Priest, Jesus the anointed messiah. This is the meal as recorded in Matthew 26:26-28 as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. Moreover, he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. What sins you may ask? The sins against the covenant, that was broken all the way back in the book Exodus as referenced in Jeremiah!

Understanding the context of his letter! Realizing why James is encouraging the brethren by saying “count it all Joy” because we are participating in the work of the covenant, as a kingdom of Priests and Brides participating with our High Priest Jesus sharing in His suffering along with and his brother James, establishing the kingdom of God throughout the scattered tribes of Israel. James writes in James 1:2 my brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; the Joys is a result of the knowledge of knowing the reason for the struggle on a personal and a corporate level, James describes in his Epistle that the trying of your faith works patience, Letting patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

James reminds us to ask for in prayer without wavering single-minded, and it shall be given to you we can be bold asking for wisdom because it is Gods desire that we would have this wisdom offering it to us liberally.

He also warns us that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways and when we are unstable in our thinking James 1:7 we should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Remember crowns are for a Kingly people with dominion over a kingdom, this is something that we lost when the covenant was broken, and with the establishment of the New Covenant Jesus gives us dominion, and shared authority in His kingdom, it is shared through enduring the trials and temptations of this life.

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THE CREATIVE ACT OF PRAYER, TWO

Part 2 of a Three-Part Series

dsc07194The Spirit Moved

The very first creative act is in Genesis 1:2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Waters being analogous to (consciousness) to begin the process of releasing the instructions for life. You and I, being formed in His likeness and His image, He Gods anticipates even today that we will participate in the very act of creation itself by following His lead.

The Word of God reveals to us in Genesis 1:2 – when He moved upon the face of the waters in the formless emptiness before anything existed, the Spirit of God (Strong’s H7307) the emotional mind of God, the wind, the breath of God. When we break it down to its verbal root (Strong’s H7306revealing the inner intention of the author meaning to smell, scent, perceive, and accept. This scent, the perceived reflective feelings is what MOVES (Strong’s H7363) Meaning to grow soft, relax to flutter over His brood, illustrating how God moves over the face of the waters, what the author is trying to say is, God with His directed motion (emotion) moved on what is defined as collective and individual consciousness He is teaching us that all of creation, all change, is a result of focused desire, a desire that originated out of Gods inner self.

God Said

Inner Speech is the heart and minds ability to put forth thoughts in the inner man. We see this in Genesis 1:3 – And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. When God said (Strong’s H559) meaning to say in one’s heart, to think with emotion, let there be light. Another Hebrew word that operates in the very same way is the verb Siyach (Strong’s H7878), meaning to mediate, prayer, and meditation, to put forth thoughts. Interestingly this is the same word for the noun for a plant or bush with the idea of spring forth with growth from within we see this idea in Genesis 2:5 when scripture is describing again in Genesis 1:2 the Void of nothingness that actually only existed in Gods imagination before man was formed and placed in the Garden of Eden. When we muse and ponder on this verse we soon realize that God is teaching us that we have the same ability, to use your imagination, when we (Strongs H7880Siyach (pray, muse, meditate, put forth thoughts) it is these thoughts that form what we experience, in this manifested existence, that we know today as life. We soon come to the understanding that the very act of “prayer is a creative act of thanksgiving, not a form of begging” as we have been taught in our western culture and have come to except then wonder why our prayers are not answered.

When you think about it, we are already very familiar with these creative thoughts, each one of us experiences this inner dialog of “putting forth thoughts” all the time. These thoughts include conscious, willful thoughts, and our unconscious assumptions and beliefs. These thoughts can be positive or negative, they are dictating or moods, meaning our state of mind. When they are negative, these thoughts make us feel defeated, frustrated, even bring on depression and anxiety. This is what it means to Siyach (Strongs H7880 “put forth thoughts.” One example is in Job 3:25 – For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. Could it be that Job set the stage, though his inner dialog, he participated in his own act of creation that manifested reality based on what he was afraid of? Interesting enough this is how the book of Job starts then by Job 42:2 I know that thou canst do everything and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Here we see the word mĕzimmah a word mostly used for negative thoughts (Strong’s H4209with all that Job has gone through he comes to the realization that no thought is hidden from God, when you look at its verbal root zamam (Strong’s H2161here again we see the creative power of inner speech with thought, devise, plan, consider, purpose in the imagination to have a thought, generally this word is used mostly in a negative sense, but it can be used for good as well, it reads in Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed (Strong’s H2161that my mouth shall not transgress. The word of God is revealing the willful discipline of a purposed heart. By the end of the story, Job realizes with a repentant heart, Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye seeth thee. With all the trials that God allowed Job to go through he learns to know God by experience, thought perception, with his Inner man, in other words, his imagination. Another word that will help us to understand this creative force that has a continues effect in our lives, collectively and individually is the Hebrew word for conversation, a good example is Psalm 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation (Strong’s H1870) derek aright will I shew the salvation of God. Another excellent example can be found in Proverbs 3:6 in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Again we see the use of the word derek (Strong’s H1870when Solomon teaches us to acknowledge God in all our ways, meaning way, road, distance, journey, manner, in this context it is referring to the journey of the inner man through the path of our thoughts in the imagination.

Jesus opens the same door for each of us by his death and resurrection; He gives to each of us the opportunity for a renewed mind. We read in Ephesians 1:17-18 when referring to the eyes of our understating Paul is talking about the inner eye of our Imagination (Strong’s G1271also in the book of Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The heart as revealed in (Strong’s G2588is the fountain and seat of the thoughts. Scripture is talking about the kingdom of God that is within, and the power of a renewed mind in Christ as a result of the resurrection Ephesian 1:20-23 God lifts up our imagination and uses it for good, and for positive change in our life and the lives of all around us.

Go to: Part 3 of a Three-Part Series

The Creative Act of Prayer, One

Part 1 of a Three-Part Series

dsc07204To understand why prayer is a creative act, we first must know what Consciousness is; it is a state of being, a state of being aware; the ultimate consciousness is being aware of God.

In the book of Isaiah 46:9-10 it reads, Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. This verse reveals the prophetic nature of God’s Word. The very act of creation of the heaven and the earth, we see a pattern emerge, a pattern that reveals Gods desire to build a dwelling place for his Divine Presence. At the very beginning even the very first letter of the Torah it reveals this mystery with a (בְּ Bet meaning house or dwelling place). This theme runs from Genesis all the way through to Revelation, and it is one that you can easily follow. We will come to the understanding that this is not a static concept but a very active concept, because when we learn to declare the end from the beginning we participate in the very act of creation by an act of faith and as it says in Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Our lives as we mature in Christ Jesus can and should participate in this act of faith on a daily basis. The next basic concept we become aware of is water, you will notice water was never created it is and was always there, creation is a mirror reflection of this heavenly realm. Water in Hebrew is (mayim) the Heaven is (shamayim meaning the name of water) shamayim is a compound of two Hebrew words (shem meaning name, or character, and mem meaning water) revealing as we will soon see that this special water becomes a reflection of the heavens when He divides the waters from the waters, revealing His conscious character, His name as revealed to Moses in Exodus 3:14 (אֲשֶׁר הָיָה הָיָה ..I Am that I Am or I will BE to you what I will BE) meaning the “EXISTING ONE”, “God IS” the state of being awake and aware. He is the PURE and the only REAL consciousness that exists. The Hebrew letter that represents water is the letter (mem) this letter is represented by an open (מ mem) or a closed (ם mem) Waters being analogues to consciousness, consciousness is the catalyst or the womb that reflects life from the invisible realm to the visible realm, from the heaven that is real, to the earth that is merely a reflection. We being conscious beings, realizing that we are an intricate participant in Gods continuous act of creation.

Water is the only thing that is available before the act of creation. Light is the instructions that God works through on the waters to start the building blocks of life. Now that we have discovered water is consciousness later we will explore what is collective consciousness as well as personal consciousness as our studies progress we will come to the incredible understanding that consciousness is what all creation is made from and what we are really are made of, it is each of us and surrounds all of us. Without it our very existence our planet or should we say everything we know would exist. Consciousness is the fundamental building block of life; consciousness is who and what we are in our purest form and before the fall of man we were ONE with God, revealing our relationship with God as a continues spiritual union with our creator. That is also the reason why it was so devastating to the human race when we lost this capacity at the fall when we became self-aware on the discovery of our nakedness Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig-leaves together and made themselves aprons.  This is the reason that the most powerful prayer in scripture is Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is ONE LORD. The other most powerful prayer in scripture found in Matthew 6:9-10 – After this manner, therefore, pray ye: OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Notice it begins with the understanding that God is OUR Father revealing our collective consciousness, our progeny from our heavenly family our father the Existing One יהוה.

Go to: Part 2 of a Three-Part Series