Day 4: Children of God – What Love Is – Kelly Minter

There has been ONE THING that has been my struggle and my want.  A want for understanding, a want to be… what it truly is to be pure and holy.  I don’t even know if I can fully explain it.

To be pure and holy before Him is something that is a want and a struggle.  A struggle because I often find myself alone in this, and very often hard to do.  It’s a battle of the heart and mind to grasp and embrace in a society where almost anything goes.   Reality shows where nudity is the constant, gossiping and backstabbing is rewarded.  Being married at first meet.

Sexuality is often questioned and debated.  Family is being redefined by society and the world.  So being a person who desires the Word, to be a Berean, has been very difficult even among other Christians, because even among other Christians there is a search for romantic relationships.

Where am I going with this?  This week 3 of the bible study with Kelly Minter has been truly illuminating because I sensed Him revealing and bringing illumination to much that I have been struggling with…

Day 4, Kelly writes about being a Child of God and the differences from 1 John 3.3-10, about being a believer without sin.  Sin, the one thing that has become abhorrent to me.  The one thing that would separate me from Him, and yet it’s prevalent in many forms and ways.

We all struggle with a secret sin or two.  Something that we would probably go to our grave wanting to hide, and yet we know that there is no hiding anything from Him.

But when you have a heart that cries out for Him and to be constantly in His Presence, purity and holiness becomes something you utterly want to be even though you know He loves you completely no matter what.

So in my finite mind, I struggle and I read this from the entry..

“A life of righteousness, free of the dominant power of sin, is directly, inextricably connected to our relationship with God.  We come to this text and try to figure out how much sin is too much sin.  Then we try to fix things in our own flesh.  But our not sinning is not about how much harder we try.  It’s about our relationship with our Father and His Son.

When we consider His lavish love, His Word planted in our heart by the Father, we will begin to rely on the power of Jesus to destroy the Devil’s work.  When we fall back on Jesus to take away our sins–all of them– realizing that we are not just someone the Lord tolerates, someone He let slip in, but that Jesus actually chose us, the maybe we will realize what John is saying really is possible: We can be free of sin.”pg. 89 Kelly Minter, ‘What Love is’

This literally rends me to pieces.  Every time.

Kari Jobe’s One Desire has been the reverberating piece that echoed through me today as I have studied His Word that reflects this entry.   I could say more but I don’t have it in me to do so…

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1 John 3:3-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

3 And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. 5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 6 No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. 8 Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9 No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. 10 By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother.

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The life, the wait, and the move of the Lord

The Lord will move where, and whenever He wants and I’m alright by it all.

There has been a constant prompting for the last several weeks concerning fasting and other things.  It’s been like this continual call and restlessness when my attention is away from Him.  So I took a look at the Hebrew calendar and I see the reason why.

Last Sunday, there was and unusual prompting in my spirit and Tuesday  I discovered that the 13th was the 29th of Elul the Erev Rosh Hashanah.   It was like a light bulb going off in mah brain.  Yes, I do have a tendency of some cluelessness.   Something I’ve been praying about.  lol.

It’s so funny how we can be so clueless and so on top of other things.

Life, huh?

So since then, I’ve discovered some new books by John Miller that has taken me to a new level of prayer and prepareness for life and things to come, and I’ve wrestled with mah thing about prayer books.  But I would be alert, and prepared than lax and then the enemy attack while I wasn’t looking.

There is laziness, and then there’s watchful alertness.   Big diff but must be noted to one’s own self.

During all this I’ve been discovering a ton of things, information and lovely things…

John Waller’s album, The Blessing.  LOVE IT!  This album speaks so much especially when a person is craving more of God and all of Him, everything concerning Him.

My church has undergone a number of changes.. all of which I’ve been mindful and prayerful of because I’ve learned the wisdom of something my dad told me as a child.  ‘Think before you speak.’  4 words with such wisdom to it.

So I keep my mouth on watch and my eyes/ears alert, praying always with all manner of prayer and supplication before Him. BTW, I’m one of those people who so obsessed with Yeshua and the Word that if I were a cat I’d be rolling on it all the time.  XD If I could ABSORB the Word through my skin I would love it.  XD

Where am I going with all this?  I’m sorta rambling.  I haven’t blogged here in a good while.. this is sorta like the state of whatsbeengoingonwitme. =)

So I’ve been doing alot of reading, praying and researching and have found that all the stuff that has been weighing on me and areas where He’s been calling me comes together when I do the research… like this…

There is a grace of God, where double gates will be opened for those who seek to enter in to heaven’s gate (bethel the house of God), where unity in God (according to His ordained quorum)is blessed as we join in true community with each other and the Lord. This is a coming away to the Lord, and involves the need to construct the outer wall, and to place the blood of Christ over the entrances.

We are still in the season of war, in natural and spiritual, involving battles between kingdoms. Press in for the warfare of heaven, knowing our weapons are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. Be alert, and pray, for the rest from kingdom wars on earth is at risk….man’s works will endeavour to rise up. The grace of God that brings an overflow of Him, Jesus Christ in us and His church, and thus being a sanctuary and answer in the season of war. A true place of rest, perhaps even from the season of war, where the battle strategy is to rest in Him. The works of man in the trading and financial systems in the world are completely vulnerable to the writhing of Leviathan as he is moved away from the church.

Found here.. https://kingdomassociates.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/prophetic-insights-for-2016-and-hebrew-year-5776-and-beyond/

This clarifies to me the constant urge in keeping watch over my territory, the land and property..praying a covering over family and friends.  Feeling the need to be more watchful.

On Wednesday, the wbs is studying Kelly Minter’s study on 1-3 John…

 

 

 

 

 

This last one I just had to post because I heart it.  I’ve been studying on the HS and I found this to be true.