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The wind has been sown!!

Posted by appolus on December 31, 2014

“A generation that knows only what God said will be followed by a generation that doesn’t believe what God said.” (A.W.Tozer)

It is so vital to know God.To know Him in His Spirit, know Him in His being, know Him intimately in the depths of who we are. To be found in Him,to be vitally connected to Him and know His presence, His presence being like manna to our very soul. I believe that Tozer’s words in the above quote have came to pass. At least one or two generations have passed that knew only what God said and have produced a generation that does not believe what God said. The wind has been sown and now comes the whirlwind. The seed of mere mental assent has harvested a crop of headless stalks that are no good for consumption and can feed no one.

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My young spirit.

Posted by appolus on December 30, 2014

I just had my 50th birthday and of course you get all the jokes about being old and so on, which I actually find funny. I want to tell you something about me. In my spirit I do not feel 50. In fact, I can honestly say that in my spirit I do not feel any different from when I was a teenager. Now, in my body I certainly feel 50, in fact probably older, as one who laid bricks for a quarter of a century. Now when I say my spirit does not feel any different, I don’t mean that old saying ” you are only as young as you feel.” My feelings are fleeting and can change with the wind, but this spirit in me is eternal and shall never die. This old vehicle that I carry my spirit around in is decaying and will die and go back into the earth and then I will be raised in a new spiritual body.

You know there was two faithful men who believed God and His promises when they went in to spy out the promised land. One was Joshua and one was Caleb. They believed God and they believed they could take the land. They were strong in spirit and because of that they were ready to take on all the battles that it would take to take hold of the possession given to them by God. Now, age never dimmed this spirit. At the age of 80, when the land was being taken,  Caleb is given the region with the giants. Caleb steps forward, now 80, but that same spirit that believed at 40 that God would go before him and give him victory still burned in the heart of Caleb. Nothing had changed in his spirit and he was able to do exploits for God.

Christian, your spirit is eternal. No matter what age you are you have the Spirit of the living God dwelling in you calling you to rise up and do exploits for God. Run to the battle, move forward in God, take on the challenges that lie before you. Do not worry about your age or what you think you are capable of, no, focus on the fact that the spirit within you is eternal and the Holy Spirit of the living God dwells within your chest in a fire that cannot be quenched. Run until there is nothing left of you. When they lay you in the ground let them say of you that you never stopped. That you soared on wings like eagles. That you ran and did not grow weary. God in you is an all-consuming fire that fuels your spirit and lights up the darkness. Praise God, we are fearfully and wonderfully made, who can stop the man or the woman of God?

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Being disconnected from God

Posted by appolus on December 28, 2014

We are living in a day and age where the understanding of diligence is almost lost. In a fast paced, constantly connected society, we we are being slowly and surely disconnected from God. God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The sin of Cain was presumption. Let us not presume upon the presence of God. Let us bring our best to Him, starting with our time. Need to log of and diligently seek His presence ?

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The remnants journey to the valley of Acacias.

Posted by appolus on December 23, 2014

How many of us “know ,” that the day of the Lord is coming and it is coming soon? This has nothing to do with proofs or opinions, you just know in your spirit, there is a witness in your spirit that speaks to you and you “know.” I could talk about signs and prophecies being fulfilled but I do not wish to do that in this word, you already “know,” that the Bridegroom is coming for this is a word to the remnant. Who are the remnant? Well, they are the Church, not to be mistaken for the established church. God is calling His people, His remnant, from all over the world which includes the established church to come out.

There are still many brothers and sisters within the established church but they will eventually leave. This is not a calling from man; it is a calling from God.God has all but withdrew His Presence from the established church. Eze 10:18 And the glory of Jehovah went from the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubs. The continuing purpose of the remnant within the church is to be a witness to those who would also come out and establish judgment on that which calls itself the church.

The remnant are further identified in Eze 9:4 And Jehovah said to him, Go through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning because of all the abominations that are done in her midst.
They have been identified with a mark on their foreheads. They mourn and are deeply saddened at the condition of the established church. Those within the established church will not be able to identify their state for they allowed themselves to be blinded by their love for the world. They so identify with the world that they look just like it. They will be friendlier to those of the world than to those who mourn for the state of the church. The remnant will be and are increasingly marginalized within the four walls of the church and they lose their voice. Fellowship is ever more difficult to find as most in the established church simply have no idea where they are coming from. This process is happening across the spectrum of the established church, whether it is in the “Pentecostal,” circles or the more conservative Evangelical movement.

This isolation that the remnant feel eventually compels them to reach out and find other like-minded people. This reaching out reaches across denominational lines and “strange bedfellows,” are popping up everywhere. The remnant are not to be confused with “church-hoppers,” in fact the opposite is true. The remnant try everything to make a difference in their churches. They go above and beyond but there is simply no breaking through to the worldliness that they find. This is a hungry and thirsty people and they will eventually be compelled to move on in the hope of finding some water in a dry and thirsty land, they are desperate for the “former rains.”

God has begun to pour out His former and latter rains. The former rains have softened and are softening the soil to receive the remnant. The process is in flux all over the world. The winter planting of the wheat has begun for the last time. The Bridegroom is coming and the Bride is being made ready. Not righteous mind you, it has already been made righteous by the Blood of the Lamb; it is being prepared for the coming of the Bridegroom. The mansion has been prepared, the bridal chamber is ready and now the wheat, the Bride awaits the latter rains, they await the sounds of the trumpet. God’s remnant have been and are being prepared and it is they who call down the latter rain. Before they call down the latter rain they call for repentance.

They rend their hearts, they fast, they weep and they mourn. They assemble themselves, gather themselves together. They weep between the porch and the brazen altar which has all but been abandoned. It is they that have been marked by God, the remnant that do these things. It is upon these people whom the latter rains fall. The latter rains enlarges their capacity, they grow stronger in their spirits as the Lord pours out His Spirit upon them. This is not a good sign for the world or for what passes as the church. The remnant begin to dream dreams and see visions. In these dreams and visions they see that the Day of the Lord is at hand. They begin to prophecy against the world and the established church. They call them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat, the valley of judgment. And even at this stage the remnant are being called by the remnant. Even now it is the valley of decision; it is still not too late for the heart to rend itself to God.

For the remnant, the called out ones, the chosen of the Lord, will stand in a continual downpour of His rain. Those who formerly thirsted, shall thirst no more. And directly proportionate to the outpouring of Gods Spirit will come persecution. Yet, this only drives the remnant deeper into the heart of God, which still infuriates the enemy of our souls even more. The remnant will then experience a fountain of living water that flows continuously “from the house of the Lord.” (Joel 3:18) And the valley that the remnant have been called to is flooded with living water from the throne-room itself (Rev14:7, Rev 19:6) The name of this valley is Acacias. This was the last known location of the children of Israel before they entered Canaan. (Num 25:1, Josh 3:1) This will be the last location of the Bride before the Bridegroom comes and they enter in and the door is closed behind them. Just because some folks have co-opted the phrase ” latter rains,” does not mean that the latter rains shall not fall. They are coming.

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The End of Ages

Posted by appolus on December 22, 2014

The warfare that we fight is in the spiritual realm and there is a seeming massive loss of ground, not unlike when Jesus was hanging on the cross. Yet, just like the old cliche says, “it is always darkest just before the dawn,” then the great darkness that covered the land while Jesus hung on the cross was soon replaced by great light when He arose triumphantly. We will see such darkness and, I believe, are in the birth pangs of such darkness right now, because Christ will soon return for His bride. It is important to have eyes to see what is actually going on and not look at the gross darkness that is covering the land as we speak. Look and see and know that we are on the threshold of the end of ages and the light that will cause the sun to be nothing more that a single flickering candle is on His way.

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Christendom- Tear down those walls!!!!!

Posted by appolus on December 19, 2014

Many famous men have uttered many famous words and they have unleashed a truth that seems to be a catalyst for bringing the very words to pass even if it takes weeks, months years of even centuries. I think of the framers when they spoke of all men being equal and all having rights that came from God Himself. When they spoke those words millions of their fellow countrymen were enslaved and it would take at least another two centuries for those words to come even close to being fulfilled, but it came. President Kennedy famously announced that within a decade America would put a man on the moon. When he spoke those words it was almost impossible for that to be carried out, yet, it came to pass. Read below what President Reagan spoke to a people enslaved by a dark system that stifled their freedom while standing at the Berlin wall………………

“We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Later on in his speech and much less well known, President Reagan said …………

As I looked out a moment ago from the Reichstag, that embodiment of German unity, I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner, ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.”

Jesus said, in John 17:10-23 “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”

The walls that Christendom has erected, like the young Berliner said, cannot withstand freedom, cannot withstand faith. These walls cannot withstand the Word of God spoken from His very own lips through Jesus our Lord. The walls will come down. The world will know and see a visible Church standing as one and they will see the glory of God. He will bring it to pass. The Body of Christ will walk in open fields of glory. These fields will be set on fire by the flames of persecution, yet as the world peers into the flames they will see the Son of man in the midst of the fire standing with His own and preserving them. I pray I live to see the day. Christendom…………Tear down those walls!!!!!

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Joy and Sorrow

Posted by appolus on December 18, 2014

Joy and sorrow walking hand in hand
There is laughter through the rain
And fire in the land!
Look and see the wounds that pierce my heart
Causing me to stumble and tearing me apart

I can barely imagine
There’ll be any tomorrows
And then I consider
The man of sorrows

My love has failed it’s the end of emotions
I am drowning in fears and bitter oceans
The drawbridge to my heart is being raised
Unless it is lowered there’s gonna be be dark days

I cry out to God in heaven
Come and fill my heart with love
Do not leave me in this place
Come down from up above
I wait here in the darkness all alone
For wings that I may fly unto your throne

And with these wings I learn to fly
Above the tears and pain
Drawing closer unto you
I feel your strength again
I reach my hand to heaven through the night
The darkness disappears and I am wrapped in light

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Does our talk intersect with our lives?

Posted by appolus on December 16, 2014

He commanded that they should tell no one the things that they had seen, till the Son of man had risen from the dead. (Mark 9:9)

Tell no one.” But so many people do tell what they saw on the Mount of Transfiguration-their mountaintop experience. They have seen a vision and they testify to it, but there is no connection to what they say and how they live. Their lives don’t add up because the Son of Man has not yet risen in them. How long will it be before His resurrection life is found and evident in you and in me? (Oswald Chambers)

The above statement by Oswald Chambers is one of the reasons I could no longer walk in most Pentecostal circles. The following sentence is a devastating indictment of most of Christendom ” There is no connection to what they say and how they live.” How many of us know that just like Peter, one can have a mountaintop experience and then go on and totally deny Jesus with our lives ? It is not the mountaintop experience that transforms us, it is not that one radical encounter or that series of visions or that witnessing of miracles that transforms us…….it is the transforming resurrected power of the living God changing our lives from the inside out. The very life of the risen Christ flowing through us and changing us from glory to glory. It must be evident in our lives for it to have any meaning whatsoever. It will be evident. If we cannot identify with His death and with His suffering then it will be impossible to identify and be identified with His resurrected life of transforming glory and power. Have you embraced the life of the cross? Are there scars on your back? The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Rom 8:16-17)

Is there a connection between what you say and how you live? In Luke 17 ten lepers encountered Jesus. They cried out to Him to be healed and He healed them. Only one of them was later found at the feet of Jesus with a loud voice glorifying God. It is not about the mountaintop experience, it is not about the miracles nor is it about divine intervention, it is about the resurrected life of Christ flowing in us and evident to all. For it to mean anything to a lost and dying world, there has to be a connection between what we say and how we live.

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Joy and Sorrow Walk Hand in Hand

Posted by appolus on December 14, 2014

Jesus was a man acquainted with sorrows. It is not a part that we as Christians like to dwell on too often but there it is. When we are physically attacked, we at the very least, throw up our hands to protect ourselves. Yet when our heart is open, as it must be to walk with and serve the Lord, then it is utterly vulnerable to attack. It is so tempting to allow our hearts to begin to close down, it is even a knee jerk reaction to hurt and pain that comes and comes and comes again. I have cried out to the Lord so many times to fill my heart again, even when I had not the slightest desire. This is the Word of God doing it’s work, when our own love fails, when we come to the end of our emotions, when anger and bitterness and melancholy seek to drown us or perhaps apathy sweeps down like an avalanche to try to cover everything up, then we cry out to God for what we know is right and we wait.

For those who wait upon the Lord, for those who have grown weary or tired and faint, suddenly the presence of God lifts us and carries us beyond and above, high above the cares and pain of this world. He makes us lie down for a while in green pastures, He leads and guides us and comforts us. He feeds our hearts and waters our thirsty souls. He prepares a table before us right there in the midst of our circumstances and we are strengthened to carry on. Every time we walk through the fire or the flood and walk out the other side there is a growing realization  that surely goodness and mercy has followed us and will follow us all the days of our lives. This is the joy of knowing Him on this all to often painful journey. We persevere and overcome because our hand is outstretched to His and that outstretched hand reaches high into the heavens and finds itself before the throne of mercy and grace.

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How many times can a heart be broken

Posted by appolus on December 11, 2014

How many times can a heart be broken
How many tears have to fall
How many times do I have to forgive
Or perhaps not forgive at all

When my steps grow tired and weary
And my sleep has vanished in the night
How can I go on day by day
And not simply give up the fight

Where can I find the strength to go on
When it seems I have lost my way
How can I lift my head from the pillow
Even for just one more day

Then all of a sudden I know He is here
My waiting has not been in vain
He comes to me through the fire and the flood
Through the heartache and through the pain

And suddenly I have the strength to carry on
I rise on the wings of His love
Who knew I would rise o’r this valley of death
And find myself far far above.

I soar on the glorious splendor of Love
On the wings of the eagle I fly
I feast on the banquet He prepares for me
As I revel in the endless sky.

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If you had eyes to see!

Posted by appolus on December 6, 2014

If you had eyes to see
The scars that cover me
You would have eyes to see
The Christ who set me free

If you had eyes to see
My bruised and battered heart
Then you could also see
He was with me from the start

If you could see the scars
That cover my Gods heart
Then with those very eyes
You’d see Gods shining star

Far above the heavens
And in the darkest night
He came and died for you and me
He came to give us sight

Now look upon the one
Who was battered and was bruised
He is Gods only Son
And for you He was abused

He came to set the prisoners free
He came to give us eyes that see
The glory of our God on high
Whose glory fills the earth and sky

He came to heal the crushed and broken
With acts of love and the word spoken
He died for us and on a tree
And now indeed we all can see

Will you open up your eyes and live
With an open heart that can forgive
For we, forgiven, now set free
Can open up our eyes and see!

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Separated at birth and the lion roared.

Posted by appolus on December 6, 2014

I know so many genuine saints whose children have had such a terrible time at school. It is heartbreaking to hear of the bullying and the darkness and the separation they experience, and the lion roared. I think of my own childhood and how in many ways it seemed like a lost childhood of great darkness. A brutal war right from the beginning and one in which you barely survive, and the lion roared. I think of my teenage years which seemed even worse and an even greater battle on every front and the lion roared. Yet in all of that darkness there was one light, one light that beckoned like the north star. No matter how the lion roared the light never changed, it was unmovable. Listen to what a brother called Michael recently wrote to me in regard to something I had written about suffering………………..

Frank , regarding coming to that place when you rejoice that you are counted worthy to suffer for His kingdom’s sake and having clarity of vision…

Have you ever thought about “the fellowship of His (Christ’s) sufferings” that Paul prayed to experience… that these sufferings might be listed in Isaiah 53? Sufferings such as: growing up a tender young plant like a root out of dry ground, having nothing handsome or beautiful about you that people would desire you, being rejected by all your peers, being rejected by your own family, living a life of sorrow and the grief of being rejected by all men and then being accused of offenses and crimes you did not commit? And the list goes down hill from there!

Jesus said to His disciples, “It the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.” (John 15:18-20 RSVA)

Brothers and sisters, we have been chosen IN Christ from the foundation of the world and because of it, the world (the kosmos – the system and its adherents under the Prince of this World) hates us. James wrote, “…know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”(James 4:4 KJ2000).

It has helped me tremendously to finally see why I have experienced many of these thing Jesus had to go through on this earth. It is because it was HE who separated me from my mother’s womb unto Himself and the Prince of this world has hated me ever since and so have his people. We are of God’s kingdom and as the saying goes, “It goes with the territory.” But oh, what a territory it is!

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O ye of little faith!

Posted by appolus on December 4, 2014

Hi saints. After following Jesus for almost 25 years and having contact with Christians from every kind of background, I realize that all genuine saints have one thing in common, we all want something. Now some are much more blatant in their desires and it seems so crass to so many of us, people like the word of faith or the prosperity movement. We can see their sin, it is obvious for all as they scrape and grasp at all things material while trying to wrap it up in spirituality. I am not too interested in that. Only an encounter with the actual living God could move folks in that world away from their delusion.

No, I am more interested in saint who is bound and determined to follow God in all of his/her ways. There is, it seems to me, a stripping away process. Now this is not a two-week thing, or a test that lasts a month, it is an indeterminate time where God is seems has forgotten us in some way. Situations and circumstances are such that we are taken to the point of despair and often times just left there. Where is God in all of that one may ask? I remember the story of the disciples in the boat. Jesus is sleeping and they find themselves in the midst of an enormous storm. Now, the God that told us to cast all of our cares upon Him is asleep and the disciples, desperate by this point, wake Him up and cry out to Him. Now saints, can you remember Jesus’s reaction? Did He say ” there , there, everything will be okay?” No, He rebuked them. Puzzling is it not? What was He teaching them when He says ” Oh ye of little faith?”

This was not the only time this phrase was used by Jesus. In Matt 6.30 Jesus again says to those who worry about the clothes on their backs and the food on their tables and to those who try to serve God and money ” Oh ye of little faith.” Now, it gets worse. Peter, in Matt 14:31 has stepped out of a boat in the middle of the sea in the midst of a great storm. What marvelous faith. Who amongst us would have gotten out of the boat at any time never mind in the middle of a great storm? And yet, when Peter takes His eyes of Jesus and begins to sink and cries out, again Jesus says “O thou of little faith.” What does Jesus want from us?

Jesus is looking for a group of people who, no matter the circumstances will follow Him and honor Him. Job is probably the best example of the kind of faith that Jesus is looking for. No matter the circumstances, Job refused to curse God. Now, Job certainly was anguished and broken and torn in his heart over all of his losses. We are not told the overall time frame of all of his losses but I am sure it went on and on and on and it must have seemed to Job that it would never stop. Perhaps you find yourself in circumstances that just seem to go on an on, not over a day or a month but seemingly endless seasons. Where is God in the midst of all of that you may ask? “What does God want from me,”may be your cry? Can I tell you saints what God is looking for? He is looking for a Body of people who, no matter if they cannot feel God or His blessings, will follow hard after Him and keep trusting Him. Job says ” Even if He slay me, yet will I trust Him.”

In Matt 8 when Jesus rebukes not only the sea but also the disciples for their lack of faith, as soon as they land they are immediately confronted by a man who is filled with a legion of demons. Nothing could control him and not even the authorities could deal with him. Jesus confronts and casts out the great wickedness in this man and sets him free. The Body of Christ must be ready for the great wickedness that is soon to be upon us. There are demonic hordes readying themselves to flood the earth. God must have a Body of saints who can follow Him and trust Him no matter what storm rages around them, no matter what loss they have just suffered. If we are to be a witness to the world then we must be a Body who can say with Job, and mean it with every fiber of our being ” Even if He slays us, yet will we trust Him.” This is the faith that pleases God, the faith that requires nothing of God but worships and follows God because He is God and deserves to be followed and trusted. We must learn to be unyielding in our walk with Him and honor Him in all that we do, even if we loss everything in this world. This is great faith and it pleases God.

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The distance between the head and the heart.

Posted by appolus on December 4, 2014

There is roughly 12 inches between the brain and the heart. In the life of faith this distance is covered by actual experience. A faith untested is like a car never driven. The point of a car is to take us from one place to another, the point of our faith is to take us deeper into the heart of God. A car without fuel would be like a bird without wings. Faith without works is dead. The Holy Spirit is the wind that propels us forward. He is vital to forward motion. A sail boat without wind in the middle of the ocean is carried wherever the current takes it. In a mighty storm the wind drives the ships forward with great power. It certainly has the capacity to overwhelm but it also has the capacity to cover great distances and take us to places we may never have arrived at without it. The thing to remember in the midst of each storm is that if we fall upon God, we find that there is no storm that can swamp us.

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Rick Warren calls for Christians to unite with Catholics.

Posted by appolus on December 3, 2014

Hi saints. Anyone who has followed this site for any length of time will know that I have never ceased to warn the Church of the storm that is approaching. Christ is coming back soon for His bride and all of hell knows this. The enemy knows his time is short. Since I do not believe in a pre tribulation rapture, then I obviously believe that the saints will go through, at least, if not all, of the great tribulation. A great part of that tribulation is the worse persecution of saints there has ever been. This persecution will be carried out by the great whore church of end times along with the civil authorities. I have written countless articles about the building blocks of this whore church. Here is just one more brick in the wall of what is to come……

http://christiannews.net/2014/12/02/rick-warrens-call-for-christians-to-unite-with-catholics-holy-father-raising-concerns/

 

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Blinded by men

Posted by appolus on December 2, 2014

Act 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.

You should trust no one, and even ignore the finest saint on earth if he blocks your sight of Jesus Christ ( Oswald Chambers)

There is a pandemic that is going on in Christendom. It has suffered this state for centuries. Men make idols out of men. Nothing should ever come between us and God. There is one mediator between man and God and it is Christ Jesus. Let us always be ready to look to Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith, let us never elevate men to where they block our sight of God. No matter who that is, he must be taken down so that we have a clear sight of Jesus.

Now if you really do this. If you yourself become no respecter of persons in the context of what has just been written, then you will not go far in the kingdom of men, but then again, why would you want to excel in the kingdoms of men unless you yourself would like to block another’s view of Jesus? Never let anyone elevate you. If you do, you are participating in their sin, for what you allow you are truly determining. This particular sin that so often falls into the camp of omission shall not be overlooked by God, He is a jealous God and He shall have none other before Him.

Many years ago, prompted by the Holy Spirit, I determined never to give any man a standing ovation. There was, the Holy Spirit showed me, only one man, the man Jesus, who deserved a standing ovation. Suddenly the nonsense of it just hit me. If everything that we have comes as a gift from God in His Body and therefore where is the boasting, then why the standing ovation, why the elevation of men if we truly believe that? Now, there is a price to pay for the non-elevation of men. If you do not play the games of men then many times men will not want to ” play,” with you. That is okay. As long as you can see Jesus. As long as you elevate Him. As long as you are compelled to stand and glorify Him then nothing else matters.

And so saints, elevate Jesus in your life, in your conversation and in your spirits. In doing this you will draw closer to Him, you will draw men to Him and you will advance the cause of His Kingdom here on earth. Determine in your heart not to elevate men or women. It does not matter how good a teacher they are, or how spiritual they are or how many people attend their church or how many books they have written, remember, they are just brothers and sisters in Christ and we are called to love and respect all as we love and respect Jesus. Practice this in your life and stay close to Jesus.

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