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Expose the Darkness

  by Gary Gay

Expose the Darkness and Punish Disobedience 

Way too many of us are clueless as to what has gone on and is still going on in this nation [USA] and the world.  Many knew what was going on yet chose to hide their head in the sand. God is not pleased with that. Consequently, the whole world is at risk. God will deliver us, but the cost will be greater because those who knew, did nothing. 

 Eph 5:8-13 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.  12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. 13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”

Hate what God hates, love what God loves: Prov 14:34 “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.” 

Expose Darkness: a calling

On 4-15-2020, as soon as I opened my eyes that morning, the Holy Spirit said, “Expose the works of darkness.” 

Prov 24:11-12 says, “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. 12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay each person according to what he has done?” NIV

2 Cor 10:3-6 says, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

Many people have heard these verses yet precious few walk in them. This is one of the reasons the Body of Christ is so weak and fearful. But to not do what these verses command (like other verses) is disobedience. Look at verse 6 of the above scripture. Do we know what it means? Have we ever heard anyone teach on this verse? Probably not. 

What is Punishment

The word punish in the Greek:

*NT:1556 ekdikeo (ek-dik-eh’-o); from *NT:1558; to vindicate, retaliate, punish KJV – a (re-) venge.

**NT:1558 ekdikos (ek’-dik-os); from **NT:1537 and NT:1349; carrying justice out, i.e. a punisher: KJV – a (re-) venger.

Are we willing to be one of Gideon’s 300? Or are we afraid of what may happen if we do? Maybe losing friends if we sound the trumpet of truth and hold up the light in the darkness? Will we speak the truth while loving the friend? If not, we do not love the friend. We are disqualified from the Gideon’s (God’s) chosen to punish, to carry out justice on the enemies of God. This is what Gideon’s army did. They blew the trumpet of truth and they held up the light in the darkness. What happened next? The enemies turned on one another. 

When we do what the word says, we blow a trumpet. Disobedience will be punished when we walk in the light. 

Gary Gay 11-29-2020 

All scripture NKVJ unless noted.

*Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright © 1994, 2003 **Biblesoft, Inc. and International Bible Translators, Inc.

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Intimacy Affects Everything

Guest Post by Gary Gay

Everything in scripture from Genesis to maps is about relationships.  The main reason Jesus came was to restore man’s relationship to God.  To the degree of intimacy, we have in our relationship with the Lord Jesus, is the degree we have peace in the face of tribulation.  Intimacy will quench every fear, everywhere, every time.  Intimacy draws us close to Him regardless of our circumstances.  After counselling for thirty years, I have never found an exception to this truth.

Intimacy takes one’s focus off self.  It puts the burden of truth on our creator and relieves us of all our fears.  Alternatively, self-focus will lead us to some level of worry or fear.  True intimacy invites the Lord Jesus to inspect every area of our life, thoughts, words and deeds.  His inspection should be of no concern unless we are hiding behind fig leaves, we have sewn together (see Gen. 3:7).  

Intimacy with the Lord Jesus affects every area of our lives. Intimacy is the answer to every concern we have.  If we fear intimacy, we are self-focused and give place to the evil one.  Intimacy brings light to every dark place in us.  The level of peace one has reveals the level of intimacy.  An outside force cannot affect true intimacy.  Meaning one cannot blame someone or something for our lack of peace or intimacy.  The only thing that can come between our relationship and the Lord is self-focus and we are in charge of that.  

Intimacy is the foundation for everything that follows in the building of our relationship with Him.  The next step is trust; trusting Him for and in everything.  Trust ushers in abiding/rest in Him.  This relationship is a three step dance.  Intimacy, trust and abiding/resting bring us to the promises of God, revealing the Kingdom of God, which is the promise land.  He brings us to the dance, and He will take us home.    

Gary Gay

You can get in touch with Gary directly by email at: alpha1omega@earthlink.net

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Time for a New Paradigm

          Time for a New Paradigm is a guest post by Gary Gay.

Paradigm definition:  a typical example or pattern of something; a model. 

The old paradigm I grew up with is worn out, with nothing of value to show for it. There is no life or grace in it. The Lord told me, “I am where life and grace is, I am not where life and grace is not.” 

I am talking about the worn out “End times” message that tries to scare people into heaven so they can escape hell. It is a distorted view of the Father and His love for the world. It has been billed as the “Turn or Burn” paradigm. This is not a message of relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Where is the message of faith, hope and love in this type of message? It is no wonder the world mocks this message while we have declared that God is love. 

The three main characteristics of God’s nature is love, give, and forgive, summed up in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

First and foremost, God is love. Second, God is a giver. He gave the most valuable gift in the universe, His only begotten Son. Third, because He gave, we are forgiven if we believe on the Son.  This is the nature and paradigm of God. But for the most part this is not what we have heard. We have been deceived. Matt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.”

Yes, there will be trying times a hundred or more years from now. However, those that bear His name will be covered by Him. Wherever the Father sends us, Jesus has already been there and prepared the way! Yes, there will be those who have the great honor of being martyred. But like everything in the kingdom that the Father asked us to do, they will have grace for it. 

A big mistake we all have made is trying to see ourselves going through horrific times with the knowledge and the maturity we have now. We can’t do that. We are not prepared for that, nor can we be until the time God has established for such things.  So many in the Body focus on the second coming instead of living for today. Consequently, they miss out on the relationship the Father has for them. They live in fear of “what if.” If I am living in the “What if of tomorrow” I cannot gain strength from my “Daily Bread” which grows me into the maturity I will need when those times come. There is no need to fear, Jesus made that clear. Why do we not believe that? Is it because we are holding onto our life? If I am, I will lose it. Only by giving Jesus my whole life will I be able to keep it. See Luke 9:24.

Note: By laying down our life with no control whatsoever, can we inherit everything. This is an amazing paradox. It is the world system flipped upside down. 

In December of 1999, I broke free of the religious system. It was not easy, but oh so rewarding. If I had stayed in that system, I could not have written or taught what I have promoted for the last twenty years. In 2001 the Lord said, “You cannot know the power of truth until you have lived under the strength of a lie.” I had lived under the strength of a lie for twenty years. However, now I have chosen to live in the power of truth. Jesus and His word is truth. The Father said, Matt 17:5 “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”  

It is Time for a New Paradigm.  It is time to love people to life, not judge them to death. Love never fails because God is love. God has never failed at anything.  There is a new paradigm that we are to declare although it is not new. For those who are concerned about the second coming this will be good news. Matt 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” This is not talking about the gospel of salvation. 

The kingdom of God message will be preached with signs and wonders. Those that preach this message, are the signs and wonders. They will be observed as a sign and people will wonder about them. They are the message that will be seen and read. They are already here if we have eyes to see. What message are we? 

The “restoration of all things” (see Acts 3:21) has begun in earnest and it starts with a great harvest. Restoration begins with what was lost or destroyed last. Matt 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first last.” Example: When the Romans destroyed the nation Israel in 70 AD, the first thing it destroyed was the Temple. The last place the Romans destroyed was Masada. When God started the restoration process of Israel, the first place He restored was Masada. The last place to be restored will be the temple. 

We, His Body, are His Temple. We will be restored without spot or wrinkle as the Lord was before His crucifixion on the Mount of Transfiguration. The Lord has made it clear to me we will have completely restored bodies before the Lord’s return. We will be signs and wonders. Can you receive that for yourself? 

Gary Gay 11-1-2020 all scripture NKJV