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Scripture reading: John 9:1-7

One night the Lord came to me and began to teach me a lesson, which went through the whole night. He was talking about our ability to see, about our vision. He showed me that something is wrong with our vision. The Holy Spirit gives us vision and lets us see, but different things in our lives interrupt the sight and the vision so that we see half-way or wrong in some way. God is saying to us that we need to repair our vision.

The Lord began to show me certain things. When Jesus met the blind man, He spat on the ground, mixed it and put it on the blind man’s eyes. Very unusual. It was as if God used the way He had created Adam to recreate eyes in the man. You know we have a little song that we sing – Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me. Somehow or the other, I can see God saying to us that some of us have such damage to our eyes that we are totally blind and need a new creation. We need to allow God to create new eyes in us. Hallelujah. Jesus said yet to another blind man, “Receive thy sight,” and he received his sight.

Then there was Samson who got himself involved with the harlot. He was so blind to the fact that she wanted to kill him and was kind of assisting her. It went on and on until she finally got him to tell her the secret that if his hair was cut he would lose his strength. Now, you would ask the question, “Why would he tell her that?” Let us look at the story. Samson had a problem with women and it disturbed his ability to see God. Judges 16:4, “And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.”

I want you to understand, your Bible is a very peculiar book. When you see that it mentions that the woman lived in a valley, immediately something should rise in you as you read your Bible. “He went to a woman in the valley of Sorek.” The moment you see that it said that it was in a valley, you know that the man was going down, stepping down from the standard of righteousness which God had given him, which God has created that man should live in. In other words, every man must have a certain amount of control over his own body.

Now, what made Samson always go after harlots? Did you notice it? This was not the first one. Every one he went after was a harlot. He had a problem. I am saying that this problem exists in the church, in the Body.

We know that the Outer Court will soon be trampled under foot. This means everything carnal, everything natural will be under judgment. Now, if I am a spiritual man but am carnal, I am under judgment. I might believe I am in the Holy Place because the Holy Spirit is in me. NO! The Holy Spirit can be in me and I am not in the Spirit. You can have the Holy Spirit and not be in the Holy Spirit.

The five foolish virgins had everything as far as equipment was concerned that the five wise had, and one little detail that was major. The detail is to have the God that is in the universe, the God that built the universe, the God that you have in your spirit, to have Him in your soul. This is the same God that speaks in tongues, that delivers His Word, and that manifests Himself to us as we sing.

The man Samson had a problem and the problem was one that would make a person be in the Outer Court, though your place is in the Holiest of All. God gives us the ability to be in the Holiest of All with Christ Jesus Himself and we choose to be in the Outer Court because of our carnal appetite! Brethren, do you know why God leaves your carnal appetite with you? God could take it away and kill it and just leave you happy and free. But He left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world. Do you hear me? He leaves you free to exercise the power that God has given you over the carnal realm. We know He said to Adam, “Take charge of the carnal realm. This is your duty, this is your power, and this is your privilege. You take charge of the carnal realm.” Did you hear the word that He used? Dominion! God didn’t say that we should have dominion one over another. You must not dominate another human being. God said to Adam, “Dominate nature! Dominate the world.” Glory to God. “Dominate the circumstances!”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 2009, pg. 24-25)

Thought for today: God left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world.

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Scripture reading: Mark 8:22-25

There is a vision in the church. When you read Mark 8:22-25, you will be able to understand the vision. You know, when Jesus had spit on the eyes of the blind man and put his hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought. Why did He do that? Isn’t it peculiar for Jesus to do that? He did not do that to anyone before; He did not ask anybody before, “What have you seen?” Then in verse 24 we read what the man saw, “I see men as trees, walking,” he said. Brethren, what is this? Did Jesus make a mistake and give him magnifying eyes? If He didn’t make a mistake, He did it deliberately. How do you see that? The Holy Spirit is the eye of the church. It makes the church to see. We see visions, we have dreams, and we see things. Now, Jesus touched this man’s eyes. He put spit on them. That means to say that He took His own Blood (spit is part of the bodies), put it on the man’s eyes, and created vision in the man that was more than what the man could handle. That man represents the church, and if that man represents the church, it means that the vision that God is giving us has to be limited, according to the condition of the church. That man was seeing like someone looking through a magnifying glass. His eyes were no longer 20/20, they were magnified. He saw it magnified. He saw tall men like trees, tall big things. Then Jesus touched him again, and his vision was normal.

I think it is a message that God is sending to us. He is going to give us a measure; He is going to give us the ability to see in measure. That is, at this time, He is anointing the eyes of the church to see, but if He would give us the real thing, we would be seeing too much. He is telling us that there is another vision beyond what we are seeing.

The eyes of the church must see. But hear this! If you see, and you keep it to yourself, it is no good. That is why God placed elders in the church. Elders are supposed to be people who are older spiritually, who can look at a matter and if they don’t understand it, they can ask God to tell us what the meaning of this or that is. Don’t take your dreams lightly and throw them away. If you do that, then you are rejecting God, for God is now bringing back the eyes of the church to see, not only for myself, but to see for the church. Hallelujah!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 11-12)

Thought for today: God is, at this time, anointing the eyes of the church to see. He is telling us that there is another vision beyond what we are seeing.

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Scripture reading: John 9:1-7

One night the Lord came to me and began to teach me a lesson, which went through the whole night. He was talking about our ability to see, about our vision. He showed me that something is wrong with our vision. The Holy Spirit gives us vision and lets us see, but different things in our lives interrupt the sight and the vision so that we see half-way or wrong in some way. God is saying to us that we need to repair our vision.

The Lord began to show me certain things. When Jesus met the blind man, He spat on the ground, mixed it and put it on the blind man’s eyes. Very unusual. It was as if God used the way He had created Adam to recreate eyes in the man. You know we have a little song that we sing – Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me. Somehow or the other, I can see God saying to us that some of us have such damage to our eyes that we are totally blind and need a new creation. We need to allow God to create new eyes in us. Hallelujah. Jesus said yet to another blind man, “Receive thy sight,” and he received his sight.

Then there was Samson who got himself involved with the harlot. He was so blind to the fact that she wanted to kill him and was kind of assisting her. It went on and on until she finally got him to tell her the secret that if his hair was cut he would lose his strength. Now, you would ask the question, “Why would he tell her that?” Let us look at the story. Samson had a problem with women and it disturbed his ability to see God. Judges 16:4, “And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.”

I want you to understand, your Bible is a very peculiar book. When you see that it mentions that the woman lived in a valley, immediately something should rise in you as you read your Bible. “He went to a woman in the valley of Sorek.” The moment you see that it said that it was in a valley, you know that the man was going down, stepping down from the standard of righteousness which God had given him, which God has created that man should live in. In other words, every man must have a certain amount of control over his own body.

Now, what made Samson always go after harlots? Did you notice it? This was not the first one. Every one he went after was a harlot. He had a problem. I am saying that this problem exists in the church, in the Body.

We know that the Outer Court will soon be trampled under foot. This means everything carnal, everything natural will be under judgment. Now, if I am a spiritual man but am carnal, I am under judgment. I might believe I am in the Holy Place because the Holy Spirit is in me. NO! The Holy Spirit can be in me and I am not in the Spirit. You can have the Holy Spirit and not be in the Holy Spirit.

The five foolish virgins had everything as far as equipment was concerned that the five wise had, and one little detail that was major. The detail is to have the God that is in the universe, the God that built the universe, the God that you have in your spirit, to have Him in your soul. This is the same God that speaks in tongues, that delivers His Word, and that manifests Himself to us as we sing.

The man Samson had a problem and the problem was one that would make a person be in the Outer Court, though your place is in the Holiest of All. God gives us the ability to be in the Holiest of All with Christ Jesus Himself and we choose to be in the Outer Court because of our carnal appetite! Brethren, do you know why God leaves your carnal appetite with you? God could take it away and kill it and just leave you happy and free. But He left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world. Do you hear me? He leaves you free to exercise the power that God has given you over the carnal realm. We know He said to Adam, “Take charge of the carnal realm. This is your duty, this is your power, and this is your privilege. You take charge of the carnal realm.” Did you hear the word that He used? Dominion! God didn’t say that we should have dominion one over another. You must not dominate another human being. God said to Adam, “Dominate nature! Dominate the world.” Glory to God. “Dominate the circumstances!”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 2009, pg. 24-25)

Thought for today: God left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Mark 8:22-25

There is a vision in the church. When you read Mark 8:22-25, you will be able to understand the vision. You know, when Jesus had spit on the eyes of the blind man and put his hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought. Why did He do that? Isn’t it peculiar for Jesus to do that? He did not do that to anyone before; He did not ask anybody before, “What have you seen?” Then in verse 24 we read what the man saw, “I see men as trees, walking,” he said. Brethren, what is this? Did Jesus make a mistake and give him magnifying eyes? If He didn’t make a mistake, He did it deliberately. How do you see that? The Holy Spirit is the eye of the church. It makes the church to see. We see visions, we have dreams, and we see things. Now, Jesus touched this man’s eyes. He put spit on them. That means to say that He took His own Blood (spit is part of the bodies), put it on the man’s eyes, and created vision in the man that was more than what the man could handle. That man represents the church, and if that man represents the church, it means that the vision that God is giving us has to be limited, according to the condition of the church. That man was seeing like someone looking through a magnifying glass. His eyes were no longer 20/20, they were magnified. He saw it magnified. He saw tall men like trees, tall big things. Then Jesus touched him again, and his vision was normal.

I think it is a message that God is sending to us. He is going to give us a measure; He is going to give us the ability to see in measure. That is, at this time, He is anointing the eyes of the church to see, but if He would give us the real thing, we would be seeing too much. He is telling us that there is another vision beyond what we are seeing.

The eyes of the church must see. But hear this! If you see, and you keep it to yourself, it is no good. That is why God placed elders in the church. Elders are supposed to be people who are older spiritually, who can look at a matter and if they don’t understand it, they can ask God to tell us what the meaning of this or that is. Don’t take your dreams lightly and throw them away. If you do that, then you are rejecting God, for God is now bringing back the eyes of the church to see, not only for myself, but to see for the church. Hallelujah!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 11-12)

Thought for today: God is, at this time, anointing the eyes of the church to see. He is telling us that there is another vision beyond what we are seeing.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: John 9:1-7

One night the Lord came to me and began to teach me a lesson, which went through the whole night. He was talking about our ability to see, about our vision. He showed me that something is wrong with our vision. The Holy Spirit gives us vision and lets us see, but different things in our lives interrupt the sight and the vision so that we see half-way or wrong in some way. God is saying to us that we need to repair our vision.

The Lord began to show me certain things. When Jesus met the blind man, He spat on the ground, mixed it and put it on the blind man’s eyes. Very unusual. It was as if God used the way He had created Adam to recreate eyes in the man. You know we have a little song that we sing – Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me. Somehow or the other, I can see God saying to us that some of us have such damage to our eyes that we are totally blind and need a new creation. We need to allow God to create new eyes in us. Hallelujah. Jesus said yet to another blind man, “Receive thy sight,” and he received his sight.

Then there was Samson who got himself involved with the harlot. He was so blind to the fact that she wanted to kill him and was kind of assisting her. It went on and on until she finally got him to tell her the secret that if his hair was cut he would lose his strength. Now, you would ask the question, “Why would he tell her that?” Let us look at the story. Samson had a problem with women and it disturbed his ability to see God. Judges 16:4, “And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.”

I want you to understand, your Bible is a very peculiar book. When you see that it mentions that the woman lived in a valley, immediately something should rise in you as you read your Bible. “He went to a woman in the valley of Sorek.” The moment you see that it said that it was in a valley, you know that the man was going down, stepping down from the standard of righteousness which God had given him, which God has created that man should live in. In other words, every man must have a certain amount of control over his own body.

Now, what made Samson always go after harlots? Did you notice it? This was not the first one. Every one he went after was a harlot. He had a problem. I am saying that this problem exists in the church, in the Body.

We know that the Outer Court will soon be trampled under foot. This means everything carnal, everything natural will be under judgment. Now, if I am a spiritual man but am carnal, I am under judgment. I might believe I am in the Holy Place because the Holy Spirit is in me. NO! The Holy Spirit can be in me and I am not in the Spirit. You can have the Holy Spirit and not be in the Holy Spirit.

The five foolish virgins had everything as far as equipment was concerned that the five wise had, and one little detail that was major. The detail is to have the God that is in the universe, the God that built the universe, the God that you have in your spirit, to have Him in your soul. This is the same God that speaks in tongues, that delivers His Word, and that manifests Himself to us as we sing.

The man Samson had a problem and the problem was one that would make a person be in the Outer Court, though your place is in the Holiest of All. God gives us the ability to be in the Holiest of All with Christ Jesus Himself and we choose to be in the Outer Court because of our carnal appetite! Brethren, do you know why God leaves your carnal appetite with you? God could take it away and kill it and just leave you happy and free. But He left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world. Do you hear me? He leaves you free to exercise the power that God has given you over the carnal realm. We know He said to Adam, “Take charge of the carnal realm. This is your duty, this is your power, and this is your privilege. You take charge of the carnal realm.” Did you hear the word that He used? Dominion! God didn’t say that we should have dominion one over another. You must not dominate another human being. God said to Adam, “Dominate nature! Dominate the world.” Glory to God. “Dominate the circumstances!”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 2009, pg. 24-25)

Thought for today: God left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Mark 8:22-25

There is a vision in the church. When you read Mark 8:22-25, you will be able to understand the vision. You know, when Jesus had spit on the eyes of the blind man and put his hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought. Why did He do that? Isn’t it peculiar for Jesus to do that? He did not do that to anyone before; He did not ask anybody before, “What have you seen?” Then in verse 24 we read what the man saw, “I see men as trees, walking,” he said. Brethren, what is this? Did Jesus make a mistake and give him magnifying eyes? If He didn’t make a mistake, He did it deliberately. How do you see that? The Holy Spirit is the eye of the church. It makes the church to see. We see visions, we have dreams, and we see things. Now, Jesus touched this man’s eyes. He put spit on them. That means to say that He took His own Blood (spit is part of the bodies), put it on the man’s eyes, and created vision in the man that was more than what the man could handle. That man represents the church, and if that man represents the church, it means that the vision that God is giving us has to be limited, according to the condition of the church. That man was seeing like someone looking through a magnifying glass. His eyes were no longer 20/20, they were magnified. He saw it magnified. He saw tall men like trees, tall big things. Then Jesus touched him again, and his vision was normal.

I think it is a message that God is sending to us. He is going to give us a measure; He is going to give us the ability to see in measure. That is, at this time, He is anointing the eyes of the church to see, but if He would give us the real thing, we would be seeing too much. He is telling us that there is another vision beyond what we are seeing.

The eyes of the church must see. But hear this! If you see, and you keep it to yourself, it is no good. That is why God placed elders in the church. Elders are supposed to be people who are older spiritually, who can look at a matter and if they don’t understand it, they can ask God to tell us what the meaning of this or that is. Don’t take your dreams lightly and throw them away. If you do that, then you are rejecting God, for God is now bringing back the eyes of the church to see, not only for myself, but to see for the church. Hallelujah!

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, December 2006, pg. 11-12)

Thought for today: God is, at this time, anointing the eyes of the church to see. He is telling us that there is another vision beyond what we are seeing.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: John 9:1-7

One night the Lord came to me and began to teach me a lesson, which went through the whole night. He was talking about our ability to see, about our vision. He showed me that something is wrong with our vision. The Holy Spirit gives us vision and lets us see, but different things in our lives interrupt the sight and the vision so that we see half-way or wrong in some way. God is saying to us that we need to repair our vision.

The Lord began to show me certain things. When Jesus met the blind man, He spat on the ground, mixed it and put it on the blind man’s eyes. Very unusual. It was as if God used the way He had created Adam to recreate eyes in the man. You know we have a little song that we sing – Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me. Somehow or the other, I can see God saying to us that some of us have such damage to our eyes that we are totally blind and need a new creation. We need to allow God to create new eyes in us. Hallelujah. Jesus said yet to another blind man, “Receive thy sight,” and he received his sight.

Then there was Samson who got himself involved with the harlot. He was so blind to the fact that she wanted to kill him and was kind of assisting her. It went on and on until she finally got him to tell her the secret that if his hair was cut he would lose his strength. Now, you would ask the question, “Why would he tell her that?” Let us look at the story. Samson had a problem with women and it disturbed his ability to see God. Judges 16:4, “And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.”

I want you to understand, your Bible is a very peculiar book. When you see that it mentions that the woman lived in a valley, immediately something should rise in you as you read your Bible. “He went to a woman in the valley of Sorek.” The moment you see that it said that it was in a valley, you know that the man was going down, stepping down from the standard of righteousness which God had given him, which God has created that man should live in. In other words, every man must have a certain amount of control over his own body.

Now, what made Samson always go after harlots? Did you notice it? This was not the first one. Every one he went after was a harlot. He had a problem. I am saying that this problem exists in the church, in the Body.

We know that the Outer Court will soon be trampled under foot. This means everything carnal, everything natural will be under judgment. Now, if I am a spiritual man but am carnal, I am under judgment. I might believe I am in the Holy Place because the Holy Spirit is in me. NO! The Holy Spirit can be in me and I am not in the Spirit. You can have the Holy Spirit and not be in the Holy Spirit.

The five foolish virgins had everything as far as equipment was concerned that the five wise had, and one little detail that was major. The detail is to have the God that is in the universe, the God that built the universe, the God that you have in your spirit, to have Him in your soul. This is the same God that speaks in tongues, that delivers His Word, and that manifests Himself to us as we sing.

The man Samson had a problem and the problem was one that would make a person be in the Outer Court, though your place is in the Holiest of All. God gives us the ability to be in the Holiest of All with Christ Jesus Himself and we choose to be in the Outer Court because of our carnal appetite! Brethren, do you know why God leaves your carnal appetite with you? God could take it away and kill it and just leave you happy and free. But He left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world. Do you hear me? He leaves you free to exercise the power that God has given you over the carnal realm. We know He said to Adam, “Take charge of the carnal realm. This is your duty, this is your power, and this is your privilege. You take charge of the carnal realm.” Did you hear the word that He used? Dominion! God didn’t say that we should have dominion one over another. You must not dominate another human being. God said to Adam, “Dominate nature! Dominate the world.” Glory to God. “Dominate the circumstances!”

(Excerpt from Keeping in Touch, May 2009, pg. 24-25)

Thought for today: God left your carnal appetite with you to give you an opportunity to kill it, to control it, to exercise the power of life over the power of death, the power of the love of God over the power of the love of the world.

Read Full Post »

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