Blessings in this bright MAY!
The writer has been reminded very often by the Lord about the importance of building up our own spiritual strength, with faith to “receive” from Him.
A main part of this is an over all (ongoing) process of “renewing one’s own mind in God’s Word.”
Hebrews 4:12 teaches, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged word, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
In plain form, there is super human, invisible, supplied power in God’s Word. And all of that mysteriously bypasses what our brains can logically deduce, or our own creative intelligent mortal leader minds can cleverly imagine.
Holy Spirit applied strength and supernatural in God’s Bible heals, divides between truth and error, and helps us in discerning our own life and heart issues and in the many problem solving issues involving others.
ONE KEY to untapping the power in God’s Bible promises is to actively take responsibility to “renew our mind” with Key Scriptures that seem to spark our FAITH. This is the big secret. To “mingle the Bible promise with active true FAITH.”**
Hebrews 4:2 “but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not mingled with faith in those who heard.“
Thus, once the “Our Mingling Faith” issue is resolved, as God requires it, then next we select appropriate, encouraging key scriptures with which we can start to “renew our (own)minds.”
This technically begins the big process of “building up” our own supernatural FAITH: and it occurs invisibly, proceeding from from what’s going on inside, then to the outside.
And what happens is similar to going to the gym and lifting weights.
When you first start off pumping iron, it usually takes a while to begin to see results (muscles.) So building up our “faith” works in a similar fashion, as you are building up “spiritual muscles, aka “Most Holy Faith.”
EXAMINING SOME KEY SCRIPTURES
Now, with that part complete, let us now proceed to examine some Scriptures which the writer has felt repeatedly impressed to submit to the writer, for what appears to be a very important, even supremely URGENT, different “apostolic” pioneering Season.
1. Daniel 2:28 “There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets.” (implying God still desires to reveal to us new important answers, ideas, and never before understood real (meaning helping in the natural, practical side of market place business, ministry) and revealing spiritual wisdom Secrets (including ideas, leader vision, deep insight, problem solving, and fresh revenue generating (as in life protecting!) Supernatural Ideas.”
2. Amos 3:7 appears to be one BIG Key for this season. “God does nothing unless He first tells his servants, the prophets.“
* The writer’s senses that God truly WANTS to do something brand new.
* God has a historical pattern of FIRST telling those who walk in the office of the prophet, if they really heed.
* However, there is so much doctrinal confusion with the use of the word “prophet” for the sake of simplicity, we submit that, one does NOT have to “walk in the office of the prophet” to really hear from the Lord for business, ministry apostolic leader wisdom and/or fresh revelation.
* And there are many chief pioneering, wise business persons whom God has called to be akin to prophets in His Kingdom Business, yet the majority do so without title, or even true Scriptural knowledge of why God has placed them there, as one of His representatives.
* Thus the writer takes the liberty in applying Amos 3:7 to ALL who truly Love God, really Know Him, and who place great Value in seeking His personal will for their life, as well as His daily ministry/business guidance, direction.
FOR THE PIONEERING SKEPTIC
Surely to the occasional reader who may not truly understand or even approve of the Faith & Renewed Mind Concept, the writer acknowledges that all of this might seem foolish, even a bit mindless.
And any reader who has become used to logic/total reality “human problem solving” such as “pulling themselves up by their own intelligent boot straps,” we must admit that the concept of GOD SUPPLYING and SUPERNATURAL FAITH and ENERGY may be a bit difficult to comprehend.
Still, the Bible is the ONLY book that works by sheer, untamed, but not gullible, real faith. Please note the Faith Verse Cluster following:
2 Corinthians 5:7 :”We walk by faith and not by sight.” Hebrews 11:6 “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” Hebrews 10:38 “The just shall live by faith.” Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”
SELAH: Where there is FACT, there is the business system World Realm. But where there is INVISIBLE, MUST BE BELIEVED, SUPERNATURAL BUSINESS FAITH, then God is always “THERE FOR YOU” and this is ultimately responsible for YOU, YOUR SURVIVAL as well as YOUR TRULY PROSPERING…but will toss in added dividends of LEADER REST, HOPE, TRUE PEACE and INNER REAL JOY!
THUS, when you close both of your eyes, and examine what you SEE inside: we discern, perceive each our own minds, will, and emotions. (ASIDE: This is our human soul, spirit real realm, the one that either asks Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior or not.)
And admittedly there IS that mysterious, but actual REAL place, is the arena where the Supernatural Faith Realm must begin.
However, if one can picture modern science fiction, DVDs/ Movies, even video games and understand that even those Supernatural Far Fetched Imagined things are indeed conceivable, then we each must let NOTHING hinder OUR BELIEF in God’s positive, powerful, supernatural ability to PROVIDE, to PROTECT, to give both NEW DAILY STRENGTH and BRIGHT, CLEVER IDEAS.
Yet; Father God being GOD ALONE, ALL will be given, made manifest, ONLY by and through the Almighty God.
For it is in GOD proving HIMSELF STRONG to us, in His timing, and in His WAY, which ensures that He gets ALL of the Glory.
LEADER REAL PRESSURE
However, if you are called by the Lord as a captain of an God given( apostolic) work and are a prophetic kingdom business/ ministry, planter, then YOU certainly are aware of the boatloads of many stresses, applied real pressures, and the over all demands of interaction with various key persons, not excluding your own up close and personal, family, relationships!
And while this writer is running out of time, WHILE mingling YOUR faith and hope in the LORD’s BIBLE PROMISES, choose to let the “JOY of the LORD be YOUR STRENGTH.”
APPLICATION OF AMOS 3:7
IF GOD does nothing without FIRST telling His servants, the prophets, HOW will GOD ever get a chance to SPEAK with them LONG ENOUGH and DEEPLY ENOUGH to COMMUNICATE (all of the ministry/business unsolved problems, MYSTERIES and SECRETS) IF He is not given enough TIME to REVEAL all of those mysteries and secrets?
Q. HOW can a leader who never sits still, never cuts off the media, is always under pressure and on the go, isolate the “still small voice” of the Good Shepherd (aka the Holy Spirit inward witness) IF they never take TIME apart, isolate and identify, to perceive, and to discern God’s STILL SMALL VOICE ?
Let us CHOOSE to carve out quality and quantity time before the Lord, to inquire of Him. (Revelation 2:1-7 is the letter to the Leader Lamp stand of the busy Church of Ephesus. God rebukes them for removing HIM from the position of their FIRST LOVE. God informs them to make needed changes so that He doesn’t remove THEM from their lofty position.)
Church of Ephesus (Rev 2) may be the supreme example of WHY it is so extremely important of maintain a close Leader/Lamp stand ongoing First Love relationship with the Lord: clear, precise, in depth, mutual, back and forth, COMMUNICATION.
As in all kinds of deep, true, satisfying, ONGOING REAL relationships: Good Communication brings intimate caring, sharing and revelation.
Yet, learn to expect delays: God is not a fast food, micro wave supernatural genie.
But Our God is named Emmanuel, “God is With Us” and He is in the Process, the Fourth Man in Our Every Fire 24/7/365.
Thus all every one of us needs, it to place more value on time alongside HIM, and then commit to making it our utmost priority to work along WITH HIM. He then will reciprocate and work along side US as well.
DEPROGRAMMING FROM WORKAHOLICISM
During those carved out special QUIET periods of visiting with the Lord, minister unto Him, perhaps put some worship music on.
Sit patiently and wait. Don’t check the time or become restless: rather, simply REST in His Presence, then let His Holy Spirit nudge you in what to do, how long to do it.
MANY times God notices how hurried we are, and may test our pure hearted First Leader Love devotion to Him, by simply asking us to sit at His feet and to simply DO NOTHING (but decompress, release all heavy burdens, start to enjoy His rest, begin to soak in His presence.
Much later,when/if HE prompts, then He may direct you to turn to a specific Bible passage which affirm YOU, often encourage YOU, plus give YOU much needed strength, assurance or even confirmation and guidance.
In closing: for todays’ Renewing of The Mind Assignment:
Mediate upon (dwell repeatedly upon, pause to consider what it really truly means, mutter it out loud, remember it throughout the day, etc), And read in context using an online Bible, such as Bible Gateway www.biblegateway.com or Blue Letter Bible. www.blueletterbible.org
DANIEL 2:28 “There is a God in heaven who reveals SECRETS”
AMOS 3:7 “God does nothing unless He first tells His servants, the prophets.”
OUR NEXT BLOG will be Part one of two on Prophetic Pioneering True Prophet, Priest and Anointed King: David’s Psalm 138.
Until next time!
Dr. Taveau D’Arcy
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