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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

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Window of Heaven opens…

Guest Post by Kelly Johnson: Crossing the Jordan (for 8th November 2020)

After my daily prayer, I saw the window of heaven open upon the Blueprint 2 God land and a large flood of water came rushing down upon the earth, and just like you would see a wave in the ocean, the land rippled like a wave from one end to the other, washing it clean in the spirit. Like sea shells that wash up on shore, all things that were not His will be done was washed away. Then I heard His voice say “I AM going to call forth my people. Life goes on and yes, the world is getting darker, but, He has pockets of protection all over this earth for those who are His own. Like the darkness that came upon Egypt in Exodus 10:21-23 His own will reign in the light read Exodus 14:19-20.  We need not be anxious for nothing. Rest and Abide in His Love and stay in the palm of His hand.

The Plague of Darkness Exodus 10:21-23 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness spreads over Egypt, darkness that can be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. 23 No one could see anyone else or move about for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.

Exodus 10:19-20 Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.

FIND MORE OF KELLY AT: www.CROSSING-THE-JORDAN.blogspot.com and www.BLUEPRINT2GOD.blogspot.com

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The Uprooting Process

GUEST POST BY KEVIN HUSTON

The Uprooting Process 

This whole process is about listening to Me, hearing Me, and obeying Me.  The financial resources to come will mean something for a time, but a time is coming afterwards where these resources won’t mean a thing.  The only thing left will be My voice and My direction for those who are trained.  Remember what system is being uprooted.  Is it Mine? Surely not.  I Am the one who does the uprooting.  At that point, you will understand like never before how important it is to hear Me and obey Me, and do not doubt when you hear!  Understand the process that is before you is epic, truly epic.  

And never forget this – never ever forget this – that the light is greater than the darkness.  Ask Me what this means – ask for revelation here – ask for understanding about this topic to a level, you have never asked it before, and I will surely give it to you.  These are the times.

First, the system is exposed in not only the world but in us, because it has gotten on us and into us. 

Secondly, then the uprooting begins in us, which runs in parallel with the uprooting He is doing corporately. This is why things begin to appeal to us that have never appealed to us before, and why things that used to appeal to us so much are suddenly dying to us. As the uprooting is taking place many, if not all, doubt that He is the one uprooting (“Something must be wrong! I must have missed the Lord! This can’t be all of this [fill in the blank] can’t be from him!”). 

Thirdly, after this and the time varies greatly depending on the willingness of the person to work with the Lord, we come to a point in the journey where we stop struggling and fighting Him at every step and come into rest. This too is a process; it doesn’t happen overnight. The alternative path to coming into rest is what happened with the Israelites in the desert after they came out of Egypt. 

Fourthly, we then come to a point of His – very important; not ours but HIS – determination. “At that point, you will understand…” This is a “high point” moment with the Lord of His choosing, when we are ready as determined by Him, when He shows us all of the garbage, he has brought us out of and how much He has grown us up in Him. Not that there won’t be more to grow into! To be a fully possessed vessel of the Lord in which His fullness resides. Think the bride of Christ, the remnant, an overcomer, a huios (mature) son of the Father. This is where He is longing to take those people who will go there with him. 

My words will fall short here but I am going to state something that most Christians would agree with but very few live in the reality of – Jesus is much bigger than anything this life has to offer. It is not even close. In Him is everything that has ever been or will ever be valuable. Apart from Him everything that has ever been or will be is worthless.  

“Tell My children to trust Me, they need to trust Me. All My people struggle in various ways, that’s part of the walk of faith. But I desire they come through that part of the walk where they don’t live in fear but instead, they live in faith. It’s a choice. I am either Lord of everything, or I am Lord of nothing. It’s a choice. 

Provision has been made for them in this hour, and it does not matter what is going on in the world around them. My people live in the world, but they are not of the world. Which of them truly believes this? Will they not be tested in their faith so that they can see if they are in the faith? Did they not endure much for no reason at all? Was I not preparing them? Did they not see my provision in various ways, ways they still have not even fully considered? Remove your unbelief from before Me and let not fear overtake you – My perfect love casts out fear. 

The times are here where those that whisper My name only for the betterment of their lives here on this earth will be exposed. But those that whisper My name such that I may come into them and abide fully in them, they are My secret weapons in this time. They chose to be the chosen vessel that I made them to be. 

Seek the inner life where My spirit resides and come up from the tyranny of the temporary into the high heavenly places they are called and seated in Christ. These moments in time, and this world, are not bigger than them when I am seated in the proper place in their heart. Consider how great My love is for them and rest in that, rest in it FULLY.”

Kevin Huston 11-7-2020

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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

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Leading vs Indwelling

Guest Post by Dr Alan Tun

Leading vs Indwelling

At the last supper, on the eve of Passover (Christians call it Easter), Jesus’ disciples were sad because their Leader, having led them for three years, had told them that he would not be doing this anymore. How were they going to follow a leader who was going to be in heaven? Previously when Jesus went to Jerusalem, they went to Jerusalem. Now he was going somewhere they couldn’t follow. Many Christians today face the same problem. They want to follow Jesus, but he’s left.

The truth is, Jesus said: “It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you” (John 16:7). The Helper is the Holy Spirit, who came on the day of Pentecost. He is not here for us to follow him; he is here to indwell us. That is why we are called Christians, “little Christs”. So now, what we do is not based on copying what someone else is doing, trying to behave the way someone else behaves (even if he is the Son of God) but letting Christ, who dwells within us, do things through us.

Paul said: “it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20). Who lives your life? That is the message of Passover. Other religions try and change your behaviour; Christianity changes you. By dying on the cross, Jesus changed from leading his disciples to living in them.