3 Feasts and the Ekklesia – The Fullness!

Passover, Pentecost, Feast of Tabernacles, and the Ekklesia!
 
Why is this season different than any other?
Well, maybe it’s not.
BUT, everything in me is saying, “Look Up!” I feel like God is screaming at us through His signs and wonders in the sky. With all that just took place in 2016 & 2017 (Please someone list all the signs!) We would have to seriously be burying our heads in the sand and placing our hearts and heads in “Denial” mode to not see that God is telling us that something is coming.
 
Here is what I see.
God gave us 3 main feasts to celebrate. He’s pretty serious about these feasts for a reason.
#1 Passover – also represented by the outer court of the Temple.
#2 Pentecost – also represented by the Holy place in the temple.
#3 Feast of Tabernacles – also represented in the Most Holy Place in the temple.
God gave us so many ways in scripture to show this pattern to us for a reason!
 
The first 2 feasts have already taken place.
The first great feast is Passover – represented by the Blood of the Lamb being spread over the door to our heart. Jesus was the Lamb of God.
The act of asking Jesus into your heart brings Salvation – the first step of a 1000+ step journey with God.
 
Side note: I felt God say to me some time ago that I was personally 2 steps into that 1000+ step journey. I have to say I felt greatly discouraged. But then He said. At 10 steps in I would begin to see things like I never have before. At 20 steps I would be operating as a full mature son/king with full authority from Him to reign and rule. This is meant for all God’s children if they chose to move in it now. I still had to ask, “What about the other 980 steps?” He said there are infinite steps through eternity with Me. And, I will begin accelerating things toward the end so that the 20 steps will come much sooner for those who are entering into my Heavenly place for training! Whoo Hooo!
 
The second great feast is that of Pentecost. We see at Pentecost the fire and power of the Holy Spirit was received. Those who walk in the power of the Holy Spirit know what this supernatural power of God is like! It’s awesome when He is flowing through us.
 
I hear over and over people and churches saying, “If only we could recapture the power of the early church.” But even Paul and Jesus said that the signs and wonders seen in those early days were only a very small portion of what is yet to come.
Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater [works] than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (Jhn 14:12 NKJV)
Paul said, “Not only [that], but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit…” (Rom 8:23 NKJV)
 
So come on! Pentecost was only the down payment for what is to come! AMEN!
 
WOW! This stuff is so cool!
 
Are you ready? Get this. The Feast of Tabernacles (SUKKOT) is the feast that has not been fulfilled yet. All the signs He has been providing tell us that something big is coming. And the message being received is that the mature sons are coming. The kings are coming!
PEOPLE! WE ARE MOVING INTO THE FULFILLMENT OF THIS LAST FEAST!
 
Oooooohhhhh my goodness… We are moving into the time of God’s last great move on this Earth! He is looking for men and women who are ready to give it all! He, and ALL creation, are looking and yearning for those mature sons/kings who are willing to lay it all down so He can bring the FULLNESS! GOD FULLY IN US! Tabernacle! Holy Spirit lives in us, but He is looking for those willing to lay it all down so He can FULLY FILL us! Pentecost was the down payment… Christ in us. Holy Spirit in us. We are His new temple, after He left Herod’s temple. But He has yet to operate at full power. But that is where we are headed! The Feast of Tabernacles is God in us – Fully! It us with God in the Holy of Holies! Hallelujah!
 
This is now the operation of Ekklesias all over the world… To bring Heaven to Earth. His will on Earth as it is in Heaven! AMEN! He’s looking for mature believers ready to lay it all down so He can fill you. These will then, in turn, begin to bring Heaven to Earth as Kingdom Kings with Kingdom Authority!
 
All creation has been groaning for this!!!!! Let’s line up!
If you can’t tell, I’m extremely excited about this. Adena and I have been working like crazy to get this full teaching out there. It is online in the Ultimate Impact Movement. www.UltimateImpactMovement.com. There are currently close to 90 different teaching, each about 15-20 min long.
 
Take a look at what others are getting out of it.
Its so awesome seeing God move this into place. The course is being used by small home Ekklesias all over. Anyone can start a group or go through it as an individual!
 
Things are about to shift!
 
Hallelujah and Amen!
 
I can say that 2018 is going to be an extraordinary year. It will have it challenges, with our eyes on Jesus, we won’t notice the challenges much at all.
 
What I see as a bigger thing to be concerned about in this new year is the enemy will use the good things to keep you from moving in your destiny. There will be and are so many other great things to do, you need to make sure that what you are doing is what is in your book (Ps. 139:16). This is your priority. Do what is in your book!
 
IF you’re called to be the Ekklesia, get on board and let’s do this! If your destiny is something else at this time, then stay focused on that. We are the body and we all have to do what God is calling us to do in this season!
 
Amen!
 
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Deep Law of Giving

The Deep Law of Giving…
 
Interesting that my last post on giving didn’t get many likes. Because God’s law of giving is, I believe from my experience, the breakthrough Law! It’s not about how much you give or how you give, it’s about your heart. And God is always after our heart. The breakthrough comes when we reach a place where we are so in Love with God and His creation, especially people, that our heart has no greater pleasure and desire other than to respect, bless, honor and somehow give to those around us. Often times, and usually the easiest path is money. It is the route that is used the most and there is nothing wrong with it, but it could be time, service, etc.
It takes meditation on His word and intimacy with Him so He can transform you into this place. THEN, comes a whole new level of breakthrough!
Tell me, have you experienced it?
This does not mean you wait until you have millions of Dollars to give.
As move forward with Ekklesias Arising around the globe with the desire and hope to see the Earth shift, WE must first shift.
Giving is a characteristic of a mature son of God. God is a giver. His children will reflect His image!
PASS IT ON

Seeking His Highest

Seeking His Highest!
 
There are people at all stages in their walk with Jesus. Therefore, all stages of ministry are necessary.
Evangelists – needed to introduce people to the first step – Repent, believe, and receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Salvation is the first step.
Pastors – needed to nurture and care for these new converted souls.
Teachers – needed to train and equip the people for their calling on their life.
Prophets – needed to speak life and bring forth the calling in each of their lives.
Apostles – to align it all and send people out.
All of these are needed “UNTIL we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” [Eph 4:13 NIV]
5-Fold is very important around the Earth today!
Yet, even in Paul’s day he stated, “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.” [Heb 6:1-2 NIV]
 
Interesting what Paul considers “elementary.”
*Repentance from acts that lead to death
*Faith in God
*Instruction about cleansing rites
*Laying on of hands
*Resurrection of the dead
*Eternal judgment
 
Some of these many would not consider “elementary,” but Paul did. Has anybody reading this raise the dead as a part of their ordinary day? I’m looking forward to it, but I’m not doing it on a daily basis, yet.
My sense is that, even though Paul was an Apostle, he had moved on to focusing on the “maturing” part.
It is interesting that some people and seminars focus on signs, wonders, and miracles as the place we need to “get to.”
I believe Paul and Jesus (and most likely the close followers of Jesus and the early disciples) understood that there is SOOOOOO much more. Yes, signs, wonders, and miracles will follow those who are in Christ. But the key is “In Christ.”
There is a priestly role that all of us must take up if we want to operate in the supernatural. BUT, if the reason you’re doing it is so you can have super natural power, then you will probably not get there. Why? Because it all wraps around intimacy and relationship. If all you want is the power, then you probably won’t get it. If you want a relationship with Jesus, then you’re likely to get the power even if you were not seeking it!
 
I believe the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is underway. It is Christ in us! And, us in Christ. When we complete the fulness of our priestly duties (mainly emptying ourselves of our selfishness and pride (but there is much more!)) then He can crown us kings in His Kingdom.
 
This is a process that we are learning in our Ekklesia groups. Ultimately, the greatest achievement is not signs and wonders, it is oneness with Him. Jesus was the first fruit. We are the harvest. Everything Jesus was as a man on Earth, we are called to be that and so much more, according to Paul and Jesus.
Jesus said, “…whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these…”[Jhn 14:12 NIV]
Paul said, referring to the works and power they had that it was only “…the first fruits of the Spirit…” [Rom 8:23 NKJV] Meaning, there is SOOO much more to come.
 
When we become mature sons, we won’t be seeking signs and wonders. They will follow us wherever we go. When we are mature sons we will be seeking the Kingdom – His will on Earth, not our own. However, when we are matured to the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4:13) His will and our will, will be difficult, if not impossible to distinguish.
Amen! I hope you can receive this. Seek first His Kingdom… Not the “other.”
If you seek first His Kingdom, the “other” is likely to be added.
 
BE BLESSED!

Know-It-All’s Will Have a Hard Time Receiving the “New.”

Western/Greek knowledge can be very limiting. We tend to worship knowledge when we’re not careful. For instance, if I think I know something. The matter is solved. It is over. I can no longer be taught anything more on that which I already know… because I already know it.
We, all too often, take pride in that which we think we know. When in reality, we all too often, have closed the door to learning on that subject because our pride in that knowledge has closed the door. It is safer when I can know, define, and control something. It is uncomfortable for most westerners to let down their guard and control over what they think they know in order to grow.
 
In order for the fullness of God to enter into our lives, we must remain open and be teachable. God is looking for those who are seekers. Seeking first the Kingdom of God! Amen!
 
We are moving into a new era where seekers of God’s will, will be filled with His new wine. While those who believe they know it all and have got everything under control will only drink the old wine because they’re holding onto only what they know and can define.
 
Are you bold? Are you willing to step out to discover HIS new wine for this new season? God is the same today and forever, but what He teaches us about Himself is constantly growing. Some things I thought I knew, I have to be willing to let Him teach me more.
 
Scary thought for some. But I’d rather step into the unknown of God’s heart than remain in the little box I’ve created for Him.
 
How about you?

Don’t be a Skeptic

I’ve been a skeptic most of my life.
Basically, that means I’ve already chosen NOT to believe anything I don’t already know. Ha! How limiting is that!
God showed me that if I really want to understand Him more, that I would have to be willing to see things from other people’s points of view. Even the things I thought I already knew. I needed to seek to understand them, even if I disagreed.
I can tell you that within the last year I have grown more than I have at any other time. It has been one of the most exciting and rewarding times of my life as I have let God show me that He is bigger and greater than all my limited views I once held so rigid too. Scripture has become so alive and powerful.
It is from this place that I have seen and understood our role of being God’s government on the Earth and the power and authority He wants us to have even more clearly. But it comes through understanding who we are as priests first. We must go low before we can receive the rewards and authority of mature sons.
Amen!
Be blessed!
Be free in Him!

Every Part of the Body of Christ is Valuable.

God’s heart of love rejoices over His body on Earth. If one speaks of another part of the Body of Christ with a heart/attitude of “What we’re doing makes us so much better than what they’re doing.” this is evidence that we still need a heart transformation.
 
Do what God is calling you to do. When one uses language that minimizes another it is usually from a place of insecurity and a need to put others down so one can feel lifted up.
 
Trust God that what He is doing in you is great and mighty work needed in the Body of Christ. Let go of positional prejudice that thinks one job is better than another and be blessed with the work He has you doing.
 
Every part of the Body is needed.
So bless one another.
Love one another.
Rejoice with those who rejoice.
Mourn with those who mourn.
We are ALL one body.

Practicing Our Presence In HIM

Brother Lawrence wrote the book, “Practicing His Presence.” It was the idea that when we practice being aware of Jesus’ presence that it would help us behave better.
As we become mature sons in Christ, we mature from a focus on behavior to a focus on who we are In Christ. In the season ahead we need to
 
Practice OUR presence in HIM.
 
We are called to BE IN HIM!
Spend some time and Meditate on these verses,
IN CHRIST…
 
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. [Rom 8:1 NKJV]
 
5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. [Rom 12:5 NKJV]
 
14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. [2Co 2:14 NKJV]
 
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. [2Co 5:17 NKJV]
 
9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. [Col 2:9-10 NKJV]
 
As we live and move in HIM we will understand better our place and authority in the Heavenlies. You are much more than you believe you are!

A Light Summary of Priest and King

We are called to be Kings and Priests of our God (Revelation 1:6 & 5:10). We are children of the king, called and adopted into His family and all creation groans and waits for these children (Followers of Jesus filled with the Spirit) to mature (become kings). Rom. 8:14-22
Our priestly role displays the love and compassion of God. We are called to mediate and be a priest for God and take up the role of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18), drawing humanity to Jesus. We must mature into a place where we are willing to stand in the gap as Abigail did (1 Samuel 25:23), willing to give up her life as Jesus did. There are many lessons from the story of Abigail. But my point here is that she acted as a priest. She stood in the gap and was willing to sacrifice herself to save her family.
Jesus calls us to be willing to love our enemies. Are you willing to stand in the gap for your enemies? Jesus was. (Rom. 5:10)
To receive Kingdom authority, God teaches us humility through the priestly process. It is a cycle of glory to glory. We learn humility and love as a priest – He then gives us more Kingly authority – then we are given opportunity to go lower again, in our priestly role – when we learn the next lesson He, then, gives more kingly authority. The process goes on and on and on.
But too many think or want to jump straight into a place of Kingship when they have not gone through the priestly process where we learn to love and walk in humility. After all, what is good to and pleasing to God? “He has shown you, O man, what [is] good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? (Mic 6:8 NKJV)
Hallelujah!

Is God Waiting on You?

God’s people are looking for “MORE.” If you haven’t noticed, God’s people across the planet are desiring MORE! God’s Creative Power is rising up in each one of us. It is creating a desire to know Him at deeper levels than ever before. There is a yearning in His people to see His Kingdom come, His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
OH!!! How our hearts will be satisfied to see the glory of God’s presence welcomed on the Earth.
HERE’S THE KICKER… He’s waiting on us! Jesus came and established His Kingdom government (Ekklesia) some 2000 years ago. We are to enforce His government on the Earth as His ambassadors.
How do we enforce it? As we walk with Him in heavenly places and become ONE with Him and His people we will grow to be more like Him. Our hearts will be knit together and we will reflect who He is on the Earth.
If we were to BE the Ekklesia and represent Him well, LOVE would run every other force out of business.
God’s heart is not envious but rejoices in the joy of others and is willing to give it all! We see this in the book of Acts. They had ALL things in common.
“What’s mine is yours, and what’s yours is mine.” Let that soak in for a moment…
How far are we from this? How far are we from being willing to lay down our lives for one another?
We can’t let prideful deception continue to exist in us. What does that look like? How often have we said or thought, “I will give my life for you, my brother or sister.” BUT, I won’t let you use my… (fill in the blank). BUT, you can’t have that… (fill in the blank). You know what I mean?
I’ll be the first to admit I struggle with this. But as I spend more and more time with my Father in the heavenlies, I am seeing my stony heart melt further and further.
My point here?
Let’s start being the Real Ekklesia. This can only happen as we are willing to ascend together as ONE into the Heavenlies to see what our Father is doing, THEN, Truly laying down our lives and wills to accomplish His will on Earth.
It’s the Priest and King teaching all over again.
Priest and King.
Priest and King.
Priest and King.
Do you want MORE? In God’s upside down economy, MORE comes when we are willing to let go of what we have… Lay it down before our God AND His children. When we are willing to give all that we have for others, and that becomes our first nature, we are truly becoming Mature Sons and are reflecting His image in the Earth!
 
Let’s Live It!!!

D-Wave Reaching into other Dimensions!?

A few days ago I posted a Youtube video about a Google-developed AI that produced its own child (a computer program that was faster and better than itself.) The fierceness of the coming technology boom is beyond our understanding. Here is Geordie Rose, Founder of D-Wave a computer company that has already developed Quantum computers that are operational. Listen to the language he uses and predictions he makes. As I write this paragraph, I am oddly aware that Google algorithms are doing much more than just helping me correct my grammar and spelling. Ha!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqN_2jDVbOU
This is all fascinating. But when we realize whatever man can do, God has already done. And, He’s had eternity to build His technology that He wants us to wield as His mature sons! We better step up!