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,
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)

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!
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!

We are Responsible!

Let’s not forget we are spirit beings living in a body of flesh. We are citizens of His Kingdom. On Earth, we are to be ambassadors/representatives of the Kingdom of God. He has given us the authority to act and be so. Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. [Mat 6:10 NKJV].
The reason He called the groups He was forming on Earth Ekklesia, was to empower them to act on the Kingdom’s behalf and legislate Kingdom principles into the Earth.
As Christians, if we do not like what we see going on around us, we must take action to change it, but in the heavenlies, first! That is what we are doing as the Ekklesia! Praying to see what Father is doing and saying then bringing that into the Earth and decreeing it with the authority God has given us as His reps in the Earth!
Let’s do this!

Rising to the Occasion

When God’s people rise to their place as mature sons operating as the Ekklesia (God’s government on Earth) then we will begin to see the Earth shifting to reflect Heaven more and more. That is where we are headed in this season!

God needs people who are ready and willing to move into the new. Because what He did yesterday was only one step in the journey. He needs people who have the courage to take the next step with Him!

This year is a year to learn how to administrate from the heavenlies in order to see the things of Heaven change the Earth! It’s the pattern to bring Heaven to Earth.

Competing with AI

They’ve moved the Singularity point from 2045 to 2029. That’s when technology and AI advance to the point that computers are advancing faster than we can keep up. We won’t know what they’re doing. This is exciting! BECAUSE, it means God will be increasing Spiritual technology to His people to match and exceed!


When Jesus used the word Ekklesia to describe the movement He was building in the Earth, I’m sure the disciples took a double take… because they realized He was building a kingdom… His Kingdom, because this word in Greek is a government term. He was, and is, calling His followers to BE His governing Body in the Earth. We have missed that calling for the most part.
Now I want to be respectful to all of our church body. We, ALL, ARE IN FACT THE BODY OF CHRIST. So, I am not judging anyone or any denominations. But, I’m judging myself in this statement. The body is growing and coming further and further out of the dark ages. We still have more to learn. But, for the most part, many churches are still in a social group phase where people come to be spectators, not participants.

We have to understand that each and every church and denomination IS part of one body. We need to act like it and bless each church for the part (focus) that they bring. Some focus on salvation and evangelism – Needed! Some focus on caring for the homeless and the down and out – Needed! Some focus on training leaders – Needed! We have to understand that nearly every church/group has a special function they bring to the body that is needed if we want to have the Ultimate Impact in a region.
EKKLESIA ARISING – will be focused on the idea that Jesus expects His Ekklesia to be His governing body on the Earth! Which means we need to be spending time in groups all over the Earth ascending into the heavens to see what Father is doing and saying, then, as a group/Ekklesia, bringing that into the Earth and decreeing what we saw or heard into the Earth as mature sons/kings. I believe THIS is what the Earth (all creation) has been groaning/waiting for. This is the preparation for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He and all creation are waiting for us to take our place as His governing body and to bring His will from Heaven to Earth!
Let’s do this!
We’re starting groups wherever there are people willing to start. We’re using the Ultimate Impact Course to teach and lay the foundation for the Ekklesias. This is a 1 year Discipleship course that is changing lives and teaching people who they are in Christ so you can begin to operate in Kingdom authority. YOU ARE CALLED TO RULE AND REIGN AS KINGS AND PRIESTS! You will learn what this means and so much more. To get more information and to see testimonies of those who are in the course, go to
Blessings and Courage!

Maturing into His Fullness and Power

I’m guessing many of you are like me.  You love God and have served Him for years.  But you know there is more to this walk of faith than we’ve been able to tap into.  Like me, you want more!

This morning in my time with the Lord He gave me clarity in a message for all His people.  I journaled what I heard Him speaking.  Here is part of that message to all of us.

“You are my son.  I’m asking you to mature so I can make you my king.  I need you and others to mature into beings of light that can reflect my image and rule and reign in the earth realm.  It must be brought under My Kingdom authority before I can return and reclaim what is mine.  You must conquer with love and peace.  I will thrust in my sickle to reap at the right time.”

The age of Christianity being just a “ticket to heaven” is passing away.  God is breaking off the old and pouring out His last wine (the best wine) into this new season (new wineskin).  He’s looking for those who hunger and thirst for His righteousness and the fullness of His presence; those seeking His Kingdom first above all else. “…Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Mat 6:33 NIV). He is searching for mature sons that “attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4:13 NASB). These are the ones He can make kings and priests over His Kingdom. He’s looking for “…A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1Pe 2:9 NASB).

We have to do our part.  What is that? What is the work of God that we are to do? “Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”” (John 6:28-29 NIV).  It is profoundly simple and yet, profoundly difficult at the same time.  ALL we are expected to do is believe in Jesus.  That being said, we have for the most part limited that belief to a “ticket to heaven.”  But it is soooo much more!  Jesus came as a first fruit to show us that a time was coming when He would tabernacle within us!  That His fullness and power would one day be released in us, but first we must be willing to lay everything else down at the feet of Jesus.  When we lay down ourselves (becoming a mature priest/mediator/reconciler), loving and putting others before ourselves and humbly taking our place in the body Christ, then He will fill us with full kingly power and authority to represent Him as His Kingdom government on Earth and signs, wonders and miracles will follow His people wherever they go.

I believe all of Heaven and Earth is yearning for us to get our act together and understand the maturing process is a laying down process, so He can take it up.  Pride is the biggest killer of God’s children becoming fully mature sons, kings and priests.  Unfortunately, only a few will reach this point of maturity and fullness of life, “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Mat 7:14 NASB). That is why I believe the internet is a great place to search out for those who are willing to move together AS ONE body in the Spirit and on Earth to “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” (Rom 12:10 ESV).

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