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Thank you, James Bailey. You have been and are a blessing to me and so many of us on here who now call ourselves the Z3 family. Many of us were struggling alone until  Father YHWH used you, where we found a home that was safe, where we could grow without fear of being uprooted from our first LOVE.  You, our Father is using, to help usher in the greatest Move Of YHWH the earth will ever witness.  These are those end time days and we, the Z3 family are arrows in His quiver who are being let loose now to strike the ground, to take this land for Him and His honor and His exaltation.

  • Father, in the Mighty and powerful Name above every Name, Yahuwshua haMashiach, we lift up James, his family and those near him, that you send forth ministering spirits that they will bear him up in their wings lest he should strike his foot against a stone. Strengthen him and let there be a smooth flow in all that he puts his hand to, that as he abides in that secret place away from the distractions you will release strategy to him and words of insight and wisdom that none of his enemies may be able to refute. Thank you Father and we praise You for what we see You doing in the earth this day.

BEREAN ALERT:  When I was praying that  prayer with you, I remembered  seeing James as the left heel of the Messiah’s body. The heel is the part that strikes the ground first as a soldier marches in the army. But, I saw the left heel was limping and when I enquired of Yah why? He told me,’He’s working too hard. He’s tired.’ Then, the vision changes and I see a single soldier marching and as he is marching I see stones on the path he is marching on and as I focus on each stone, they begin to shrink down in size, first from boulder size then to smooth gravel and finally down to ground dust.  Each stone was white and started off as rough boulders and ended up being a smooth fine dust powder.   Those stones represented the problems, the cares and concerns of worldly pressure on one level and on a deeper level they represented the rough stones being made smooth.

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.  Revelation 2:17.

This may be unrelated but I think not.  My jewelry making friend from Georgia, Marcia, whom Father sent to be a blessing to me in Harlingen, Texas at Starbucks. Thank you!  I will tell you how He used you to bless me, and not just me but the Body of Believers also. Let me explain. When you said Ezekiel 37 was your favorite scripture, Father had just shown me this vision of dry bones in the Gulf of Mexico but there was no water there. After that day when your eyes sparkled with that light of knowing ( I could see it in you – it is a light of recognition – His light shone out of You in that moment ) I knew you knew Him. You are a lovely black lady who has the most beautiful heart. Thank you for being a blessing to me and, mostly to Him. It is an honor to know you.

Why am I telling this story about Marcia? Good question and glad you asked me that?  Because James has ‘flooded’ you and me with so much washing of water with the Word of YHWH that this Body of His is arising.  I have watched and observed you  Z3’ers and come to know you better than my own wife, kids and grandkids. My grandkids are precious and I love them, but you z3ers, still calling you that!, I have observed you, the Body, His body, who are starting to move as one. I watch you pray for each other. I see you standing in the gap. I watch you teaching and encouraging and most of all, I see you protecting one another. Like you Lydia Hodge, whom I saw stand up for James the day an obvious attack to steal some of the flock came, and you simply posted, ‘Is this your site?’  And I used that example of you, as I could have used so many others, but I saw you as the right heel of the Body.  You were represented as ‘solidity or foundation’ when I saw you in the vision.   Continue to wash one another’s feet with the pure water of the word.  And as you do, remember ‘the secret place’ of hiding in Him. The word of warning from Lana Vawser, ”I heard Him release a warning, ‘Don’t forget me!’ “.   I hear that warning shouting in my ears and vibrating in my spirit. The trials and testings and persecutions have been rough, but the greatest testing yet will be in the form of abundance, blessing and prosperity.    Let me tell you a story I heard about Sam Walton who reportedly said, ‘When you get rich, don’t let it change you.’ He still drove an old pickup and still went down to the same old coffee shop with his buddies after he could have bought the whole town.
“When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.”   Proverbs 23:1-5

Lana Vawser, thank you. You are speaking to me words that I hear Him say when I am in that secret place of intimacy with Him.  ‘I remember’ has become my words to Him when He shows me something from my past that He wants to teach me something.  As I would say to Him, ‘ I remember ‘, then, He would lead me through some painful memory but, this time I felt it through His feelings. It is still a little difficult to explain even though I can understand it clearly.  (Read my post, ‘What Just Happened?’ for background to that)

My blessing of joy, peace and His Presence in you and through you to the glory, honor and praise of His Name, Yahuwshua haMashiach.

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The TARES and The WHEAT

10-4-17 1:45AM

i saw a vision of spirits in the realm of darkness.  They were revealed to me as being the <‘roots’ of the plants’ – the ‘underground’ if you will allow me that phrasing>

[BEREAN ALERT:  relate physical world of GARDENERS; PARAGLIDER PILOTS WHO LANDSCAPE WITH THE NAME OF SUZANNE; MASTER GARDENERS OF SAN BENITO, TEXAS; HUGEL-KULTUR;BEYOND ORGANIC; MASTER COMPOSTER, etc., with…] excuse me! Went to bathroom & on the way, the WAY spoke to me and show(v)ed me a spirit of pride; [BEREAN ALERT cont’d-: and as I saw that spirit of pride try to make me think of my’self’ as ‘now justified’ in the sight of those whom had called, thought, looked at me as, ‘crazy’, crazy lunatic or ‘still think you’re crazy'(love you ginger), that spirit of pride tried to make me feel ‘vindicated’ that I am/I AM [BEREAN ALERT]   now shown to be righteous or holy!! Hmmmm, wonder if that’s where ‘holier than thou’ got its start and became that twisted knowledge of good and evil; left and right; republican and democrat; right and wrong; or anything which makes us not able to obey His command of:  ‘ And whenever you turn to the left or to the right[BEREAN:right hand]. You will hear[BEREAN: spiritual ears] a word behind you saying, ‘this is the way walk in it.’  (from: Isaiah 30:20-21  “And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” )

As I walked out of there I was distracted back to thank YH(V or W)H, my Father and as I started to thank Him, I saw the spirit of the mind of pride reach into the physical world of man and ‘claim’  by a charge of ‘he did not freely receive that, he is charging for that’ and that spiritual connection from that ‘thoughts of the mind’ are what/where/when the ‘actions’ of the body give ‘legal-license’ [legal vs lawful by Brother Gregory of His Holy Church] to that spirit mind of the Beast and the ‘whore’ who rides on it.  She has exposed herself (spiritually speaking, if not literally; let the reader understand) and she cannot walk ‘naked and unashamed’ as Adam and Eve were originally in the garden of Eden. [BEREAN ALERT: spiritual vs physical or spiritual AND physical] (Don’t worry: it will all ‘come clear’ as you meditate on it ~ best time is at 2:33 AM which is when I was writing this-think about it)

Those roots of plants are like the roots of the mind or thoughts of the mind. When that ‘mind’ does not wash itself daily in the Word of God, then it can become polluted with tares or toxic thoughts which allow more toxic thoughts (as discussed above) to be introduced. As those tares put down more roots in the soil of that heart (heart of the mind), that man becomes more entangled with the thoughts, the roots entangling around him, around his mind!  Slowly, they start to choke out the good word of Yah, the wheat, and that wheat cannot produce fruit, so that only wicked fruit comes out.

  •  “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”  Matt.13:25 – 29 
  • And manifest also are the works of the flesh, which are: Adultery, whoredom, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strifes, emulations, wraths, rivalries, dissensions, sects,
    envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revellings, and such like, of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that those doing such things the reign of God shall not inherit. Gal. 5:19-21

    Now, the parable of the sower sowing the wheat (representative of Good Word) seed is relevant to the soil type he is planting in. As he sows the seed, it falls on four different types of soil: 1) rocky, 2) weedy 3) dirt road 4) good soil.  Each of those soil types relate to  each type of hearer of the word of Yah.  1) rocky- has no good soil, i.e., tender heart of love but shallow person and the seed spring up quickly and because it has no deep root, the heat and pressure of life make it dry out and die,  then, 2) weedy- this type soil-heart is what grows with good word but because this man is working and worried and rushing around with so many ‘responsibilities’ of the world, those ‘responsibilities’ choke the good word and good fruit is choked out allowing only works of flesh to mature and produce fruit, then 3) dirt road- this one is well-traveled but not well taken care of. What do I mean by that? Well, a lot of traffic count may be good for the economy of business but it is not good for the heart of love to produce good fruit. In other words, it is not allowing that tender touch to produce a heart of love but just harsh foot traffic which hardens the heart of the soil/soul.  Finally, the 4) good soil. Full of compost and deep, dark, rich, loamy soil with lots of bugs and earthworms and life-giving critters which produces life-giving fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

  • Galatians 5:22 -26.And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,  meekness, temperance: against such there is no law;  and those who are Christ’s, the flesh did crucify with the affections, and the desires;  if we may live in the Spirit, in the Spirit also we may walk;
    let us not become vain-glorious — one another provoking, one another envying!

Christ’s Ekklesia and the Church Compared

 

Christ’s Ekklesia and The Church Compared
A teaching by:  Richard Anthony

 

Matthew 16:18, “…And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church (Greek – ekklesia)…”
The Greek word “ekklesia,” is used 115 times in the New Testament, and in most bibles, it is always translated as “church” (except in Acts 19:32,39,41, where it is properly translated as “assembly”).
The first complete English bible was the Tyndale bible in about 1524, and that bible did not use the word “church” anywhere in its pages, it used the word “congregation.” Sometime after this bible, they started replacing the word “congregation” with the word “church.”
Now, some people might say we’re just mincing words; they say, “Church, assembly, what’s the difference?” “You know what I mean when I say Church.” But words are very, very important according to the Word of God. The following verses tell us that one of the duties of all followers of Christ is to diligently look at the words to describe His Body.

Matthew 4:4, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
Matthew 12:36-37, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
Proverbs 6:2, “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.”
Proverbs 30:5-6, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
One of the jurisdictions of the natural man is the Church. There are many Churches out there, even the Church of Satan. The Church of Wicka. The Church of Humanity. You name it, there’s a Church for it. Even bars are like Churches, they go to worship the bottle, and fellowship around ungodly things, and play music that praises Satan and the things of the flesh because they love the creation more than the Creator (Romans 1:25), so everything they worship and all the songs they sing worship the creation. So, there’s another Church for you. This article will attempt to demonstrate how the State receives jurisdiction over the Church. We have to differentiate because Christ’s ekklesia is not the Church.
If you look in a dictionary, under the word Church, it’s defined as “a place of worship of any religion as a Jewish or heathen temple.” When the world says “Church,” they are thinking of a building or a structure, and this is actually the original meaning of Church, but somehow it transferred over as being the body of Christ. But as we’re told in scripture, God “dwelleth not in temples made with hands” (Acts 17:24,48, 2 Corinthians 5:1, Hebrews 9:24). There’s many different definitions for the Church, and it’s really an arbitrary and capricious word. And we’re going to take a look at how the natural man got jurisdiction over that. They got jurisdiction over the Church because he’s the one that created it, he’s the one that took the word ekklesia to a word that has no substance.

The Meaning of Ekklesia
First, we’ll look at the meaning of what Christ’s ekklesia is, we’ll look at the real thing first, then we’ll compare the legal fiction that’s being created as the substitute for Christ’s ekklesia. The word ekklesia is the original Greek Word, it was used in the Septuagint. So, the seventy-two translators that translated the Septuagint around 280 B.C. were very much aware of that word ekklesia. They used it in the Septuagint as a replacement of the Hebrew for the “congregation of Israel.”
Now, if we go to the modern word studies on ekklesia, they’ll always point to the secular meaning of the Greek, that it was a group of citizens called together. They rarely go to the original meaning. The first time it’s spoken in the New Testament, by Christ, is at Matthew 16:18, “…And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my ekklesia…”
When you go to Tyndale’s bible, which was the first English Bible, he translated ekklesia as “assembly.” In the George Ricker Berry Interlinear Greek/English New Testament (it’s a literal translation of the Greek into English), which was written in the late 1800’s, he translated ekklesia as “assembly,” and you won’t find the word “church” anywhere in there. Christ only used the word ekklesia three times. It’s not recorded in the book of Mark, John, or Luke. Matthew is the only one who recorded it.
In Strong’s Greek Concordance, the word ekklesia (word #1577) is defined as “an assembly,” and it’s from the word “ek,” (word #1537) which means “out of”; and the word “klesis” (word #2821) which means “a calling.” So ekklesia means to be called out, and obviously Christ is the one that’s calling us out. But is that the first time we were ever called out?
The apostle Paul wrote, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17). Now he’s quoting the Old Testament from Isaiah 52:11, so we were called out in the Old Testament. In the Septuagint, Isaiah 52:11 reads, “Depart ye, depart, go out from thence, and touch not the unclean thing; go ye out from the midst of her; separate yourselves, ye that bear the vessels of the Lord.”
So, when you go to the original Greek in the Septuagint and find out what those verses mean, you find out what you’re being called out of. And that’s what His ekklesia is, it is those who are called out.
When Isaiah says, “go ye out from the midst of her,” what does that mean? Well, when you go to the original Greek, “out from the midst” means “out from the center.” And the word “her” is from the Greek autos which means “self.” So basically, what this verse is saying is to depart and separate yourself from your self will (those wants of the world) and touch not the impure. So what we’re called out of is our self! We’re called out of the self-will and all of those things that have to do with the flesh. And that is His ekklesia.
This goes along with: Matthew 10:38-39, “And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.” The apostle Paul said, “I die daily” (1 Corinthians 15:31). What this means is to do His Will, and crucify the deeds of the flesh, kill our old man.
So, there’s only one definition for ekklesia, and that’s “assembly” (or “congregation”). Now, how is it possible to take the word “church” (which means a physical structure) and insert it in there? Because the word “Church” does not mean “assembly” at all! It doesn’t even closely correlate.

The Origin of the word Church
It’s very difficult to get an exact handle on where the word “church” popped up, but there is some writings on it.

In Vincent’s Word Studies, he comments on 1 Corinthians 11:18, “For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.” Concerning the phrase “in the church, ” he says, “not the Church edifice, a meaning which the word never has in the New Testament and which appears first in patristic writings.”
The “patristic writings” would be the Church fathers after the apostles and Christ. So that’s where the word “church” popped up, and it’s not in the Word of God, so obviously it’s a creation of man.
In 325 AD, “The Church” joined the State under Constantine, and it was carried through the Reformation. The Reformers, were all involved in civil government, such as John Calvin who set up the civil government in Geneva. The pope was the head of the Catholic Church and he was kicked out of England, and King Henry VIII took jurisdiction over the Church. And then when the King James version was done, it was very important for them to retain the word “church” because they had jurisdiction over it, so King James made fifteen specific edicts, as far as the translation goes, and one of those edicts (edict number three) stated that this bible was to retain the word “church” in the translation and it was not to be replaced with the word “congregation.” That was his specific edict. He has no jurisdiction over the congregation (people), but he does over the church (physical buildings). So you can see he never wanted the word “assembly” associated with the original meaning of the Old Testament which meant “congregation.” So he knew the correct translation, obviously, but he didn’t want it in there, that way they retain control over “the church.”
For example, the New Testament, at Hebrews 2:12, quotes the Old Testament, at Psalms 22:22, word for word. The word “congregation” in the Greek is “ekklesia.” But since King James forbade replacing this Greek word with “congregation” (the true interpretation), it was replaced with a word which has a totally different meaning:

Psalms 22:22, “I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.”
Hebrews 2:12, “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.”
And when we see what Vincent said about Patristic writings, we can see that “from the beginning it was not so,” and it is a tradition of the elders that the word “church” has been retained. When you look in all of the word studies on the word “church”, they put in there “the assembly,” as if they were one and the same. But when you go to their own definitions, such as Elwells Evangelical Dictionary, it says the English word church “derives from the late Greek word kurioton, which means “the lord’s house,” a Church building. In the King James New Testament, the word translates from the Greek word ekklesia.
Notice this says “Church” is from a “late Greek word,” so it’s not a word that’s used in the original Koine Greek, it’s a modern word. So you see the problem. Also, kurioton, means “the lord’s house.” In the Old Testament, the phrase “the lord’s house” is used three times, and it has to do with a secular lord every time (Genesis 40:7; 44:8, Isaiah 22:18). So, who is the lord we’re talking about? The secular lord always had jurisdiction of the Church because it was their realm to begin with!

In Smith’s Bible Dictionary from 1884, at page 452,, it says “the derivation of the word ‘church’ is uncertain. It is found in the Teutonic and Slavonic languages and answers to the derivatives of ekklesia, which are naturally found in the romance languages and by foreign importation elsewhere. The word is generally said to be derived from the Greek kyriakos, meaning the lord’s house. But the derivation has been too hastily assumed. It is probably associated with the Scottish kirk, the Latin circus/circulous, the Greek klukos, because the congregations were gathered in circles.”
And if you go into congregations that were gathered in circles, that’s what the pagans did, they gathered in prayer circles, that’s all pagan religions. After reading that comment, you might see why that word “Church” was adopted, because so many of the people that were being brought into the Church were of pagan origins, and they accommodated those pagans.

Smith’s Bible Dictionary goes on to say, “Although kyriakos is found signifying a church, it is no more the common term used by Greeks than dominicum (the Latin word for ‘church’) is the common term used by Latins (in other words, it’s not a common term). It is therefore very unlikely that it should have been adopted by the Greek missionaries and teachers and adopted by them so decidedly so as to be thrust into a foreign language.”
What he’s talking about is how all these other languages have picked up the word “church” and they all have different derivations of it. In the Anglo Saxon it’s circay, in Scottish it’s kirk, etc. He’s saying all these different languages picked it up by the similarity of sound.

Smith’s Bible Dictionary goes on to say, “further, there is no reason why the word should have passed into these two languages rather than into the Latin. The Roman Church was, in its origin, a Greek community and it introduced the Greek word for Church into the Latin tongue. But this word was not ‘Church’ (or dominicum), it was ‘ekklesia.”
In other words, the Latin has the word ekklesia, it passed from the Greek into the Latin and it stayed the same. But this other word, dominicum (church), was brought in, which is something completely different from ekklesia.

Lidellan’s Scott’s Greek English Lexicon confirms that the origins of the word “church” is shrouded in mystery. On defining the word “Klukos” which is one of the words church comes from, it says, “Of or for a lord or master (speaking of a secular lord). Assumed to be original of the Teutonic kirk, kirche, or church, but how this Greek name came to be adopted by the northern nations rather than the Roman name or Greek name ekklesia has not been satisfactorily explained.”
We see from this Greek Lexicon that no one really knows how church got into the languages of the world to be used as a replacement for the Christ’s ekklesia.

Church: “Derived from the Middle English word chirch/kirke, which is derived from the Old English word cirice (and the Old Norse kirkja), which is derived from the Germanic kirika, which is derived from the Classical Greek kyriake (oikia) which means “lord’s house,” and kyriakos which means “belonging to the lord,” and kyrios which means “ruler,” and kyros which means “supreme power,” and all these words are derived from the Indo European base keu which means “a swelling, to be strong, hero,” whence is derived “cave.” 1. A building set apart or consecrated for public worship.” Webster’s New World Dictionary, Third College Edition, 1988, page 251.
Church: “The etymology of this word is generally assumed to be from the Greek, Kuriou oikos (house of God); but this is most improbable, as the word existed in all the Celtic dialects long before the introduction of Greek. No doubt the word means “a circle.” The places of worship among the German and Celtic nations were always circular. (Welsh, cyrch, French, cirque; Scotch, kirk; Greek, kirk-os, etc.) Compare Anglo-Saxon circe, a church, with circol, a circle.” The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894.
Church: “Derived probably from the Greek kuriakon (i.e., “the Lord’s house”), which was used by ancient authors for the place of worship. In the New Testament it is the translation of the Greek word ecclesia, which is synonymous with the Hebrew kahal of the Old Testament, both words meaning simply an assembly, the character of which can only be known from the connection in which the word is found. There is no clear instance of its being used for a place of meeting or of worship, although in post-apostolic times it early received this meaning.” Easton’s Bible Dictionary.
The courts have ruled that “The word ‘church’ is used interchangeably to designate a society of persons who profess the Christian religion and the place where such persons regularly assemble for worship.”
The word in Latin for ekklesia is also ekklesia, so even the Latin retained this word. When we know what the word ekklesia means, how can we take something unclean, such as “The Church,” and make it clean (Job 14:4)? We can’t.
So, most bible translators have interpreted the Greek word ekklesia as Church, but ekklesia has nothing to do with the word Church! Every word study and reference available all agree that the word Church does not come from the original Koine Greek word ekklesia, but comes from a late Greek word, which has a totally different meaning! So we must ask ourselves this question: “Why do bibles falsely use the word church in place of the Christ’s ekklesia?”

 

Churches are Businesses
All Churches, including the incorporated Church, unincorporated Church, unregistered Church, etc., are under the jurisdiction of man. These Churches define themselves in particular ways that you do not find in scripture. In other words, Christ did not define his ekklesia to be those things. These designations were created by the natural man, because Christ never defines His ekklesia to be incorporated or unincorporated. The laws of man have jurisdiction over the Church because they are man-made terms, and man has jurisdiction over man-made things. Whoever creates something is the same who controls something, and he retains the authority and the power to alter or destroy at will. So, if man creates an organization, no matter what he calls it, then man controls it. If God creates an organization, then He is the one who should control it.
If a church is incorporated by the State, they are legally defined as a business. And they are doing business on the so-called “Lord’s day,” which is prohibited by God. One of the evidences to show that they are truly a business, even if they are not incorporated, is that they want the money up front. In other words, they pass the plate before they even preach the Word of God. That’s limited liability on their part, that’s business, that’s commercial activity, that’s selling the word of God.
In other words, “I have the money up front, and if you don’t like what I have to say, too bad. Even if I don’t preach the Word of God, too bad. It doesn’t matter, I already got my money. Besides, you won’t know any different because I’m going to throw “Jesus Christ” in there now and then to make it ‘sound’ good. It’ll look just like the Pharisees looked. I’ll tickle your ears (2 Timothy 4:3-4).”
One of the original reasons for incorporating back in 1810 were things like, “I’m a pastor and I need a salary. I don’t want to be paid by fee anymore. I want my guarantee of making a living at this.” Which is directly against scripture. We’re not supposed to make a living from the Gospel. Paul made tents! That calling was used to get him across from place to place to preach the gospel. Paul did not run up to people and say, “Hey! Give me 5 bucks and I’ll tell you what it’s all about.” Today’s pastor basically does that. When you walk into a church today, the church passes around a collection plate and basically compells you to give them money to hear what they have to say. And if you don’t give any money, you are looked down upon by others. Churches have even told its congregation that it is a sin if you do not give them money (tithe). What you hear from modern pulpits is nothing more than what’s called a sophist, which means “one who preaches ethics for payment.” The Gospel is a life (1 Corinthians 9:14). If you are living the gospel, how do you make money off it? If you’re living something you can’t charge for it, because people see the witness that you bear, because you see and do things differently.
A State Church is a Church that is recognized by the State, serves the State, provides revenue for the State, and serves a public purpose that is not contrary to established public policy. State Churches are registered with the State, with tax identification numbers. State Churches are producers of revenue for the State by paying taxes to assure the alleged solvency of the tax system. Taxable organizations are answerable to the government, open to the inspection and dictates of the government. State Churches are agents of the State by confiscating and remitting to the State taxes that the State has ordered the Church to confiscate. State Churches are servants of the State by keeping records for and remitting records to the State. Most Churches today, whether incorporated or not, are State Churches.
Acts 7:44-52 is what Stephen preached just before being stoned to death. He said that God “dwelleth not in temples made with hands” (Acts 7:48). In other words, God does not dwell in “Churches” or any other buildings, our body is now the temple of God, and the Spirit of God dwells within us (Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 3:16,17; 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Revelation 21:3). Believers are now “God’s building” (1 Corinthians 3:9, 1 Peter 2:5, Ephesians 2:19-22). We are to glorify God in our body in spirit and truth (John 4:23-24, 1 Corinthians 6:20), not in buildings made with man’s hands.

Hosea 8:6, “…the workman made it; therefore it is not God.”
Isaiah 17:7-8, “At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made…”
We should not localize God:

Acts 7:49, “Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?”
1 Kings 8:27, “…behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?”

Internal Revenue Service
The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service has available to the public Publication 1828, entitled “Tax Guide for Churches and Other Religious Organizations.” The following excerpts are from page three of this publication. In this publication, it explains why and how the IRS acquires jurisdiction over Churches, whether they are incorporated or not.

Church: The term “church” is not specifically defined in the Internal Revenue Code. However, because special tax rules apply to churches, it is important to distinguish churches from other religious organizations.
Christ did not start a “religious organization.” He did not start a religion. There is only one religion that His followers are to engage in. James 1:27, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit orphans and widows in their tribulation, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” What Christ taught was from the “beginning,” it did not start 2,000 years ago.

Certain characteristics are generally attributed to churches. These attributes have been developed by the IRS and by court decisions. They include:
Notice these have been developed by “court decisions.” So we have everyone going to law with one another (1 Corinthians 6:1-8), which scripture condemns. And through courts, the natural man defines exactly what a church is. The following is what the natural man has jurisdiction over (because he created all of the following characteristics). Here are the 14 characteristics.

a) A distinct legal existence
In other words, that which has “legal personality.” For example, if it has a name (i.e. FIRST COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH), and if it hangs a sign outside the church, it has a distinct “legal existence”). You do not find anywhere in scripture where any follower of Christ “named” some building and put a sign outside advertising themselves or their beliefs. All they did was speak and act according to God’s Truth.

b) A recognized creed and form of worship
This would be putting down on paper, and formally organizing it, and having everyone agree to it. It’s something you don’t find in scripture. Our “creed and form of worship” is already in scripture; we don’t have to re-state it.

c) A definite and distinct ecclesiastical government
None of these line up with scripture. You don’t find a “distinct ecclesiastical government” in scripture. When you see the government of the Christ’s assembly in the New Testament, it is not “definite and distinct,” it is “however the Lord moves you!” There’s no organization to it. The problem is whenever men try to organize things, they actually go against God because He has already put everything in order.
Now, we do have guidelines for conduct in the assembly, but those are His guidelines, not ours. And the problem with the church is that they design their own “definite and distinct ecclesiastical government,” and that’s why we have the Baptists, the Catholics, etc. They all have different forms. So obviously, all these organizations are doing according to their own will and not according to God, otherwise none of them would be different (1 Corinthians 1:12-13). God is not the author of disorder (1 Corinthians 14:33).

d) A formal code of doctrine and discipline
They’re re-stating scripture, and each denomination has a different code and doctrine. They’re divided (1 Corinthians 1:12-13).

e) A distinct religious history
All denominations have a distinct religious history. Each one of these distinct religious churches have their own literature to promote their own denomination.

f) A membership not associated with any other church or denomination
In other words, they don’t consider themselves part of the Christ’s whole lawful assembly. They have their own little world they live in and they’re no part of anything else. They adhere to that particular denomination, not to Christ’s words. And they are not brothers with all others, they’ve set themselves apart and said, “this is the kind of government we want.” It has to do with self-will.

g) An organization of ordained ministers
Notice the word “organization,” and who are the ministers ordained by? Are they ordained by God or by man? And when you see a pastor with several letters after his name, he is a minister ordained by man. Now, he may be ordained by God also, but if you look to the ordination of men and put that after your name, you’re a man of letters, and Christ was not a man of letters (John 7:15). So, Christ was not formally educated, he was “unlearned,” which means he didn’t go to the schools of Tyrannus (Acts 19:9), or the seminary.

h) Ordained ministers selected after completing prescribed courses of study
Ministers are run through the seminaries and their consciences are seared according to seminary doctrine (1 Timothy 4:2). This does not mean there can be no repentance, or that the Spirit of God can’t move them. Some pastors say, “Well, that isn’t what I was taught in seminary, so I can’t hear that, I can’t listen to you.” They look to the seminary for truth.
Then there’s the other pastors who admit that their minds were polluted, but they try to keep it clean by washing it with the water of the Word (Ephesians 5:26). We all get polluted in the world. We have to hold up His truth as our standard to weigh everything and judge everything. If you don’t, you fall into error.

i) A literature of its own
Churches have literature to express their particular doctrine to bring you into their particular denomination so they can number you. Many churches put the numbers of how many they have in their congregation up on the wall. This was a sin of David (2 Samuel 18:1; 24:10, 1 Chronicles 21:17). If you put the numbers up for your own prideful reasons, or your own esteem of your church, then you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. You should do it because God said to do it. He is the King and we are in His Kingdom. Are we out here doing things on our own making up our own rules, or are we looking to God’s Word and His leading of the Holy Spirit to do what we do?
Numbering in itself is not a sin, but disobedience to God is, or not acknowledging Him in all our ways and letting Him direct our paths (Proverbs 3:5-7). That’s the sin. Even in the New Testament books it says how three thousand people were added to the Christ’s assembly that day (Acts 2:41), but they weren’t bragging about it, they were simply showing how powerfully the Spirit moved. They didn’t say, “The church at Corinth has this many numbers now. Hey, man, the numbers are really getting pumped up! We’re looking good!” There is a difference, and its the purpose behind why you’re making the statement. It’s really quite similar to what the government does on their census, because they want to pump up those commercial numbers for their asset books.

j) Established place of worship
You’ll notice in scripture that Christ and the apostles never went to an “established place” to preach to the people. They did not have any one particular place of worshipping over and over. They preached in general everywhere! An “established place of worship” is not of God (Acts 7:48; 17:24, Romans 8:9-11, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Revelation 21:3). A “church” is not a building, but His people themselves are God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9), of which Christ is the builder (Matthew 16:18).and not man’s hands. If you have a particular place you worship, the IRS will believe you are one of theirs. The world does need to regulate its own, and so it looks at something which looks like its own and they regulate it if it’s going to operate according to their world system.

k) Regular congregations
Already covered in the comments to letter “i” above.

l) Regular religious service
Such as that religious service every Sunday morning (the so-called “Christian Sabbath”). During the “Lord’s Sabbath,” there are no “religious services” involved. There’s no “vain repetitions” (Matthew 6:7). We are brought together for His purpose, by Him. Otherwise, if you systematize everything, you’re into habits, and you’re no better than the animals.

m) “Sunday schools” for the religious instruction of the young
We’re back to the schools of Tyrannus (Acts 19:9). Families are commanded to bring up their young ones “in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). We are not supposed to have someone else bring them up!

n) Schools for the preparation of its ministers
Schools are in competition with other schools, and with other congregations. When you are in competition with others, you’re at war with them.

Although the foregoing list is not all-inclusive, and not all the attributes must be present in every case, these characteristics, together with other facts and circumstances, are generally used to determine whether an organization constitutes a church for federal tax purposes.
So, when you engage in one or more of these, you’re going to be coming under the tax codes because you’re engaging in another law. This other law is a private law run by the natural man. It is not the Law of God.

Your Questions Answered:

I disagree with your proposition that the Bible doesn’t teach that people should meet together at “church”. Church is simply a group “called out” or gathered apart. The evidence does not bear this out. A people “called out”, or “gathered apart”, is called a “convocation, assembly, or congregation” in scripture; these terms refer to people. However, the word “Church” is defined as a place (physical building), and not as a people. That is the difference. Now, a group of people may go to a Church building to worship God, but the Church building itself is not the people; the Church building itself is not the called out ones. The people in the Church may be the called our ones, but not the physical building itself.
The early Bible Christians couldn’t worship in buildings because they didn’t have any and they couldn’t afford it. But if they could have they would have. Actually, the scripture does tell us that believers in Christ worshipped in buildings. But it is not called “Church,” it is called a synagogue. The word “assembly” in James 2:2, and the word “congregation” in Acts 13:43, is translated from the Greek word sunagoge, which is translated as “synagogue” in all 56 other places that it appears in the New Testament books. Christ’s followers were still using synagogues. The phrase “assembling together” in Hebrews 10:25, and the phrase “gathering together” in 2 Thessalonians 2:1, is translated from the Greek word episunagoge, which is very interesting: . The prefix epi means “upon”, and the rest of this word is sunagoge, the exact same word used for synagogue everywhere else in the Bible. You see, the apostles were all still worshipping in synagogues! That is what scripture calls it; not Churches. 
I am not saying we should go to synagogues today, but the proper name for a building of worship is synagogue, because that is the term scripture uses to describe a place of to worship God Almighty. The word “Church” is really from pagan origin. Besides, wherever two or three are gathered, that is where Christ will be in the midst of them.

 

“For The Hurting, the Hungry, the Brave, Who Have Refused to Settle for anything short of God’s Fullness which He Promised us in Christ Jesus, His Son…

…despite any obstacle or discouragement of man or circumstance.”  That was a quote from Wayne Jacobsen in “The Naked Church”.

His ‘acknowledgement(s)’ is so good that I want to be able to say that also to my wife.  It brought me to tears when I read this,   “…but most of all I want to thank my wife Sara who,has stayed faithful to Jesus and encouraged me to do the same when there were far easier paths to follow.  Every lesson in this book we have learned together and even where painful consequences awaited us she did not shrink back. We could never have foreseen the challenges of this journey on the day we were married, yet she has walked every step of it with me and through it all our love has only deepened.  I will be forever grateful for her warmth, her love and her partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”   …

… and I leave you with that to ponder, I am Thomas ( no doubt) and I bless you with His peace as He gives you peace not as the world gives.

WHOSE AUTHORITY? … do you have

Now, “Do you have authority as a man or do yo have authority as an agent? ”  That was the question I presented to the Texas state trooper. ‘Your authority as a man,’ I continued on, ‘…is the authority from one source while your authority as an agent comes from an-other source.’   And, since ‘all authority and all power come from the source of the ONE who laid down His life, shed drops of blood in the garden of Gethsemane, gave His life up for us and allowed His blood to be poured out as a drink offering ~Note: Ron Wyatt discovered the ark of the covenant and where it has been hidden in a cave beneath the place Yahuwshua was murdered.  His blood poured down through the rocks after the earthquake split open the ground beneath where He hung.~  ( when the soldier pierced Yahuwshua’s side with the spear and blood and water poured out.)

Now, moving on, since we know all things ( whether they be rulers or principalities or powers etc.) everything is subject to His Authority.  And, He placed them ( rulers and power and principalities, etc) over the ‘darkness’ and over the ‘light’ (think about it-stars are angels as in sun, moon and stars).    … and while you’re thinking about that, think about this and remember,    “But you brothers are not in darkness so that this DAY should overtake you as a thief, for you are all sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.” 2Thess.5:4,5

“God upholds all authority and no authority exists except God’s!” the trooper said.  “And while that is true,” I said, “Every man has the right to choose whether to be under the delegated authority which God permits OR, to choose to come under the authority of the One who said, ‘All Authority And All Power In Heaven And In Earth Have Been Given To Me.’       So, ‘choose wisely.’

‘Choose ye this day whom ye will serve, whether the gods(delegated authority) of those on the other side of the river(Egypt) or the gods(delegated authority) of the land you now inhabit, but as for me and my house, we will serve the yhwh elohim.’  Josh.24:15
“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.”   Deut. 30:15-18

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”  Prov. 18:21

 

AGENT of CHOICE? aka, ‘CHOOSE your Agent’

MOSQUITO ATTACK! aka ‘GOT A DRY POCKET’?

[my note: mosquitoes suck blood. ‘The life of the body is (the) blood” …blood sacrifices signify what?].

The morning of the first ‘Agent’ attack, I did not remember if the mosquitoes had come before or after the ‘agents’ arrived that Friday morning of May 2017. They, the mosquitoes I’m talking about now, became so bad by the time the ‘agents’ had handcuffed me and put me inside the back of one of their ‘cruisers’ though and I was feeling grateful I did not have to stand outside with all the other 50 – 60 ‘agents’ swarming everywhere on thirty acres, and the mosquitoes were worse than I had seen them since hurricane ____? (must have been early 80’s).   The interesting thing though is that they(the mosquitoes again) have stayed all summer until about a month ago. That was, from ~roughly the solar eclipse over the ‘law of the land’, until yesterday 10-1-17(the day following the 40 days before destruction warning to Nineveh-let the BEREAN understand), and an explosion of mosquitoes happened worse than the first attack.  The agents of that first attack had preceded it with ‘imports’ from New York, posing as ‘christians’, teaching the word and talking the talk very polished and smooth. I got snookered! I got fooled! I got taken in-must have had a big X mark on my back.  [my note: as a ‘child’ of eleven years old, my discernment was tested. As a man of twelve, under His authority, He spoke clearly, I acted to His will, not mine-   result~@11AM,10-2-17, peace reigns~ ]     During that first attack,;-) Their explanation: ‘we can go anywhere we want to.’  Their purpose: fear. Their results: zilch, nada, zero, nothing, no way. My resolve: thank you for the training tips, Pam.  I’ll remember ‘wise as a serpent;innocent as a dove’ I added ‘be at peace with all men so far as…’ peace=dove;serpent=strategy(and I bet it ain’t aimed at peace)          But, back to this second attack of ‘agents’. On Friday, a business card on the gate from an ‘agent’ with a note, ‘Please call’ (no mosquitoes yet). The next day, the Sabbath, enjoyed a time of peace with Him,… still no mosquitoes, but some rains start. Yesterday, Sunday raining all day. I stay inside till noonish, receive a text from a man I had ministered to for months, needs help, ‘mind if I come by?’ ‘No problem- he’s been over before’. Wife gets back from out of town, stops to look at something-‘maybe a limb fell across road-better go help’, I think to myself, but as I get nearer, ‘nope, she’s moving again now’, I say to myself, but I had gotten far enough I noticed a gate open that should not have been! ‘Strange!! Very strange!,’ I thought to myself, but when I got to that gate to close it, I noticed the homemade wire loop I had fabricated (my note: ‘momentum not Manufacture’) was ripped open straight. That should have been my second clue to this attack!! First, mosquitoes! , then this?!!  Went with wife to help her with shopping. By this time, mosquitoes are so bad, you can’t open the door to get inside the car because of them.  Never in history have I ever experienced them swarming that bad. After I got back, texted that young man to let him know I’m home.  He came over and I asked him to run from the sidewalk in to the house and I would open the door at the last minute. He refused and starts walking around on the farm. I run back in to the house but go back out to give him some warmed kolaches and sweet potato fries I had made for us. Finally found him. He had made himself at home in my upstairs barn apt. I asked him to come inside the house and he refused. I told him, ‘You WILL Respect me!’   He still refused so I made him leave and as he left cursing me walking off the farm property, he ripped that same gate open that I had just repaired.  That was my clue as to who and what had invaded or the source of the ‘legal permission’ I had not given this time but which I previously did, albeit in ignorance!!! for that first attack.  We will see what happens over the next few days if a second ‘agent attack’ was thwarted or not!!!

  • BEREAN NOTE:  their methods are becoming more sophisticated and they are becoming (almost) impossible to detect via flesh. And, I suspect they will be even more so harder to discern except by spiritual discernment.
  • ‘if you have trouble running with the foot soldiers, what will you do when the horsemen arrive?’  Have the horsemen come yet?
  • Everything is Not as it Seems

As I closed the gate on that one, I shook the dust off my feet. As I am walking back to the house, I see a vision of a dog kicking dirt,


grass etc on his poop. The interpretation the Spirit revealed to me that the reason Yahuwshua told those seventy He sent out two by two to ‘shake the dust off your feet’ on that city that did not receive His Word was this:  it will be as dung under your feet only you don’t want it smelling up the rest of what’s around there.

  • GOOD ADVICE column: “Remember, ‘Fool me Once, Shame on you’  – ‘Fool me Twice, Shame on me’ “…
  • GOOD ADVICE cont’d… Got A Dry Pocket was what I told the deputy when he refused to let me out to pee.  He quickly got the message and let me pee outside🤔

 

Spirit of Death (espiritu de muerte) the big Brother of Fear

I have been called to a battleground against the ‘espiritu de muerte’ to establish a beachhead for the Spirit of Yah to move into. I invite you to join me in Spirit, all of you; …but, in the flesh, ONLY those He is calling to to die to the flesh, to lay down your life in complete surrender. Let me give you an unflattering way of life that you will be experiencing, and if you go to look at the movie, THE MATRIX, and see how trinity Morpheus and neo live on the ship Nebuchadnezzar, then you have a picture of what I am asking of you.. It Is Game Time! Play time is over!           AND:

Here’s the situation:  We are in the Super Bowl… I’m your quarterback. We have miraculously somehow made it to this game, and only by the grace of YHWH. It’s the fourth quarter with twelve seconds to go and we are six points behind. We are on the five yard line and yet, I see some of you looking up at the bleachers to spot your ‘girl’ and what should I do? Give up like you are doing? No, I will not! I will not because He will not. I choose to win because that’s His Nature. He never loses. Not once. O, by the way, I did tell you we are on our own 5 yard line with 95 yards to go. But that’s not all. Everyone of their players outweighs us by over a 100 pounds each and they are seasoned warriors who stand so tall that you are going to have to knock them down for me to even see over their line to pass to our players downfield. Do you think you can do that? Not by your own strength and not by looking up in the stands . Get your head in this game.!!!

[my note: ”Yes sir, I have done as per Your orders, sir, and all is in place”.  The booming response that came back was, “MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS!” ]

This beachhead is a 30 acre (thirty) and He showed me there are eleven men coming here. Those are the prayer warriors seasoned for combat whom He has proven over the last several years through His fires.  This calling is like a soldier who does not entangle himself with the affairs of life, whether that be tv, car, stocks & bonds, dog & cat, house or boat or any thing that distracts you from His Word and His work.  Allow the scales to fall away from your eyes. “How does that happen,”  you ask me. I am glad you asked that. Let me give you an example and an illustration. First, the illustration, is from the movie, THE MATRIX, where Neo was pronounced as, ‘He’s gone.’ by an agent.  Trinity then speaks. “I am no longer afraid. I love you. Do you hear me? You cannot be dead! Because I love you.”   The breath of life comes back into Neo and as he stands up on his feet, he sees the scales falling from his eyes(he sees the ‘code’ of the matrix).   Now, for the example. Take my life for example, where He lead me to sell all, give away, become dependent, quit working at a j-o-b and start working for Him. He showed me a field and that “field” is the highways and byways along the two mile path between my farm and Starbucks.

<now, you must understand that basic principle of sipping water as you kneel at the river by cupping your hands and bringing it to your mouth. The ones who slurped by putting their face down to the water will be sent home just as Gideon sent home those same ones.>.  Think about that, you BEREANS….

  • “No one serving as a soldier gets involved in the affairs of this life, in order to please only Him who enlisted him as a soldier.” 2Tim.2:4 (ISR version).
  • “Think over what I say for the Master shall give you understanding into all this.”  2Tim.2:7. (ISR version)

Repentance Redefined & Intercession Understood

a 360🌅(degree) turnaround ( not a typo Sam ) for repentance!

My Note: this is NOT my words but I copied and pasted it on here. I failed to give proper credit to whoever penned these words and have lost his name(somewhere out there in cyberspace) but pray that he come on to here so he can teach me more of this revelation of His

REPENTANCE REDEFINED:
Along with repentance, although not as long, the notion of INTERCESSION has been continually bubbling up in me.  About 5 or 6 months now.  The Spirit has been rehearsing my heart, drilling and practicing my soul in attribution for the awareness that constant intercession is taking place at the right hand of the Father and simultaneously here on earth by His Spirit for who so ever.  He has granted me a deep meditative cognizance of the words, “He forever lives to make intercession”.  Deposited in the treasury of my soul, and overflowing on my heart, the two, intercession and repentance have been operating side by side in unity and been shown to be the principle corollary characteristics of God’s intimate fellowship with those who are drawn to listen for and follow what He says.
This all came hurtling at me, as things like this often do, as I was finishing up a pad for some outbuildings.  There must be something about the methodical motion of a landscape rake running through dirt, or hay being tossed into a pile that frees up the heart and mind to sense the breath of the Spirit.  It happens more often than I can count that in an instant the Spirit will light upon me with a question like,
“What am I doing right now”?
That particular day labor ceased in that moment and the rake was transformed into a leaning post.  With the sweat of my brow falling like rain to the smooth unblemished soil below, deep consideration was given to ponder this question and give heed to His expectation of a response.
I don’t know if an awareness has been granted to you regarding questions like this, but in my experience they usually require a childlike inquiry like,  “I am not sure, will you tell me”?  The good news is He always answers questions like this, because He loves to lead His children in the way they should go.  Circumstances like these are paramount to His intercession and call to repentance.  The short answer to What am I doing right now? was, “I am interceding”.

His intercession led me to the dissection of the currently accepted characteristics and definitions of intercession and repentance.  He wanted me to see some things beyond the superficial narrative, that of course, intercession is the Jesus by-product of repentance.  After all repentance is for sin and guilt and intercession is for the believer after we’re in, right?  Well?  At the risk of being in conflict with some denominational doctrines, respected theologians or the modern man of the word,  His question, “What am I doing right now?” set in motion a continual rolling disclosure that has blown a gaping hole in everything I thought or was ever taught about His intercession and it was found in deep repentance.  My sympathies off the top if what I’m going to share messes with anyones theology, but He has brought the understanding to my soul that I live off of His intercession in repentance.
The term repentance seems to have been misconstrued by just about everyone, including myself until recently.  Have I discovered something that has been hidden for a profusion of decades sealed in a dusty book on a shelf?  No, He revealed it in a flash, and yes, it seems to have been hidden, for I have never heard or read any individual who has been shown or sought to explain what I have seen.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2  
For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. Mark 4:22
He has fallen in with and lit upon my soul to lead me to contention with the English definition of repentance and the connotation the community of believers operates under.  The interpretation has killed and corrupted the original intent and drive of God found in the Greek roots of the word.  I will seek to prove that in a moment, but here is our English denotation that was most likely formed from centuries of tried and true religious connotation.
repent |riˈpent|
verb [ intrans. ]
feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin :
• [ trans. ] view or think of (an action or omission) with deep regret or remorse :
That is the established character, a skewed, hard and not so joyous description of the endeavor.  Just about everyone I’ve encountered hates the word, yes even believers.  The myopic interpretation and subsequent quinine turn of the stomach might need to fall squarely on the church for not seeking out the deeper treasure in the Greek roots and then passing on the man centered superficial supposition that the dictionary now sources.  Maybe this is a start for change?  Repentance is so much more than the view Mr. Webster was given.  It is far more beautiful and exposing of the intimately divine nature of the sovereign triune Godhead who desires to lead us into the deep mysteries of His bond to us.
Intercession on the other hand has not been so diluted or boxed into a corner in it’s English translation.  It is indeed a decent description, Christ through the Spirit is intervening on behalf of another as He sits at the right hand of God.  For He is forever speaking the will of God, for the Kingdom of God and those who will listen and follow.
intercession |ˌintərˈse sh ən|
noun
the action of intervening on behalf of another :
The intention of this writing is not to present a word study as much as a desire to convey a deeper hidden beauty of God within the words and offer spark to the mystery of our interrogative relationship with Him.  Because of His revelation of what these words offer us, a pregnant expectation of His voice and a deep rumination and reverence for what I might hear has been provoked in me.  It is an opening to His majesty, sovereignty and glorious intimacy like never before encountered in this soul.
Setting the English understandings aside, here is where the surface simplicity and tidy packaging of our current perception falls short of these two inextricably wedded words and their interwoven complexity that His Spirit has revealed.
No one seeks God.  There is no one who understands God, no one seeks God.  Romans 3:11.  Not you, not me; nor pope, priest or pastor;  no apostle or disciple sought God.  Without His intercession there is no response.
Without Him speaking no one can follow.  If we would just let that sink in for a moment… ponder it… consider it… heed the warning in it… the guarded pharisaical, self righteous stature so characteristically applicable to the modern community of church people might disappear and a true fellowship of Christ in the Spirit might be born,.. again.
Everything God that we have or will ever know, perceive or experience is born out of His pursuit of us and revealed by His Spirit as a gift.  A gift of love to those with ears to hear.  Simple as that.  Man can not now, nor will he ever “find God”.  Without the constant revelation flowing via intercession through His Spirit we are lost.  No one seeks God.  And this is why He has brought the understanding to my soul that I live off of His intercession, every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, in repentance.
In the Greek the term for repentance is metanoeō.  It is a compound word meta and noeō.  Put together it is defined like this:
1) to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent
2) to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins
Reading this definition, one can see another reason why our English dictionary came away with the understanding it did.  To a degree, it brushes up against an understanding, but with perfectly impaired self-centered words.  Like the words of John the Baptist that get turned around when he is quoted, “I must decrease and He must increase”.  When in fact John put Jesus first by saying, “He must increase and I must decrease”.  In similar fashion, man has absconded with repentance.  The original intention was to follow on with Him in fascination and contemplation.  I have been shown something that is beyond what I was taught through our linguistic assertions.  I am led to make this conclusion: Most of our understanding about repentance and the intercession that precedes is man centered and wrong.  Let’s crack the window of understanding found in the Greek roots of the word.
Meta means:
with, after or behind.
Noeō means:
1) to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding
2) to think upon, heed, ponder, consider
How in the world did we cobble together our current understanding when nowhere in either of the two root words is their any affirmative inclination to that assumption?
feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin :
• [ trans. ] view or think of (an action or omission) with deep regret or remorse
or
1) to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent
2) to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins
Does it strike anyone else as odd that, our standing definition of repentance, the first call of Jesus in His ministry on earth is not about pondering, considering or giving heed to the gift of God, the Savior of the world, the Way, the Truth, and the Life that was walking among them?  Was it not a call to come with, after or behind to perceive and understand His Kingdom and receive goodness and forgiveness manifested in Christ?   But man, to no surprise, with self-absorption has turned it into feeling bad about himself a need to show penance and his guilt.  He has stolen from God and put himself first, again.  Repentance is not about man’s regret and remorse for his actions but it sounds like it could be a really useful control mechanism.
Plainly, Jesus Christ was not walking the Earth saying, “Feel badly about yourself, the Kingdom of God is at hand”!  “Show regret and have remorse, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand”!  Can you begin to see how erroneous, self-centered and possibly controlling these defining words are?  And how are you doing with heartily amending your past sins with abhorrence.  Blah!!
Moving on to the definition of intercession we arrive at another Greek compound word entygchanō   en-tün-khä’-nō.  The full definition of the root words as described in the Blue Letter Bible website are as follows:
En means:
in, by, with
Tygchanō tün-khä’-nō means:
to hit the mark
A. of one discharging a javelin or arrow
to reach, attain, obtain, get, become master of
to happen, chance, fall out
A. to specify, to take a case, as for example
to meet one
of he who meets one or presents himself unsought, any chance, ordinary, common person
to chance to be
Please note right off the top that in the Greek roots of both intercession and repentance prepositions are found at the beginning.  These words of placement, En, in, by, with and Meta, with after, behind are critical governing words that express relationship, both physical and certainly spiritual.  Primarily and most assuredly, it is God first in anything we could know, may know or understand about God.  As He comes in, by and with us, we can then go in faith with, after or behind Him to think upon and heed the call of His Kingdom.
To restate an earlier point, the reality of a relationship to God is that no one seeks God.  We are inert until the breath of God animates us.  No one comes to the Father unless they are drawn to Him.  Again, let it sink in.  It is the Word of God, Jesus, who has sought and continually seeks us in intercession by His Spirit.  Here is a word picture He gave me using many of the definitive terms to describe His intercession.
My intercession is dripping with the cry for understanding.  I speak to hit the mark, discharging the javelin of My purpose to attain and become Master over the the hearer, the one who’s case I have taken.  For My aspiration of conversation, consultation, and supplication, I present Myself unsought, the common person to reach, that one may obtain Me.
Every defining principle of this word for intercession shows that He births faith, He draws near, in, by and with desire for all to come to the knowledge of God that He has authored and will finish.  It is why we might have an inkling of Him and why He says that man will live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
The motivation of His intercession is beautiful and glorious, an inexhaustible mystery of His bountiful treasure, that is eternal life.  His word picture of intercession instills in me a hunger and yearning to consider Him first, a desire to understand, to heed and ponder Him.  His illumination is seeking a response of repentance to come with, after and behind Him to meditate and dwell on his voice.
MATT 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
45” Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
In repentance the long answer has come to me over time.  But as my head was supported by the tool of my labors, Jesus through the Spirit reiterated, “What am I doing right now”?
I am sitting at My Father’s right hand interceding.  I am speaking the will of My Father through My Spirit for who so ever will listen and follow.  It is this intercession that sustains all life and is at the heart of why I taught you to hallow the Father when you pray, for My Kingdom to come and My will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  These are the very words that proceed from the mouth of God and by them you shall live and without them you shall perish, repent!  I am seeking the treasure of my Father’s heart in one who will consider me, who will ponder the sound of my voice, a people who will pay heed and incline their ear to my words. I am interceding and the repentant hear and follow Me.
If anyone is not listening for His voice in faith and asking for understanding of Him, seeking to follow Him, than quite possibly that one is on their own, under their own will and consequently may find themselves in eternal separation from Him.  If an ear is not inclined to be consistently asking, seeking and knocking for the understanding of His will and His Kingdom, than the voice of His intercession is being missed due to this lack of repentance.  It is His intercession that brings us to repentance.  It is in repentance that a soul will sit and and ponder and think upon, heed and consider what the Spirit is saying.
May I suggest that it is not a coincidence that there is no record of the any of the disciples being called to the current denotative understanding of repentance by Jesus.  He just said follow me and they did.  Repentance.  Jesus did not tell them to view their sin or think of (an action or omission) with deep regret or remorse.  If repentance meant what I’ve been told, Saul “the persecutor” of Tarsus would have been the perfect candidate to act it out.  But he wasn’t told to repent either, do you wonder why?
It’s because repentance does not mean what we have been told it means.
My sheep hear My voice and will not follow another.
But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.
Repent is the alluring word of invitation, born of God in His intercession through His Spirit.  Repentance is a beautiful action of engagement with God, a response to His voice being followed into life.  The enemy of our souls corrupted and distorted the first words of Jesus’ ministry, Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand, through shallow and possibly malevolent men.  The breath of freedom, the appeal of the Father to consider and ponder the wonder of Jesus, was perverted by the adversary to become a dreadful bitter taste in the mouth.  Now, hearing the word repent, our hearts are dowsed in apprehension instead of leaning into trust, loathing, or worse, resistant pride instead of humility and a recognition of our hunger.  This is a travesty, a poisoning of the mind, a perversion of God’s intent and God’s word.  It was God in Christ, who presented Himself unsought, not counting our sins against us, inviting who so ever, to come taste His goodness, to seek out the richness of His mercy and forgiveness. That is His intercession and that is repentance.
Today, if you would hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. The treasure the man found in the field is like the intercession of God.  That man “found”, met up with, hit upon, fell in with the voice of God, a treasure!  In as much as the intercession of God is hidden, when it is found, it leavens the whole measure and drives out every competing thought and attitude before it.  He who has an ear to hear let him hear what the Spirit is saying.  He is like a merchant seeking a pearl of great price.  His treasure is the repentant heart, the one longing to hear the words of life in which to follow.  Our treasure is in heaven, the voice of God who intercedes calling for a repentant heart, longing for a soul who will hear the words of life in which to follow.  This is the Kingdom of God and the understanding must be given.  He has brought this unmistakable understanding to my soul that I live off of His intercession, every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, in repentance.

IF you hear what HE IS SAYING HEREIN THEN YOU ARE A TRUE BEREAN

PS. SORRY ABOUT THE BAD FORMATTING? but I could not figure out how to 'edit' it so hope its readable?

WHAT JUST HAPPENED ??!?

What Just Happened?*
truck wreck
12 years ago to the day, 9-16-06, that reset my logical mind from my emotional mind. Not an easy concept to understand, even harder to explain and impossible for anyone having never experienced it to believe…
…and i have only understood that (to be able to tell some one else) since I didn’t understood it myself until the sabbath day of 9-16-17.
Honestly,
It is still clarifying itself but at least I realize it and it makes sense to someone other than me. Btw, that ‘reset’ was a brain hemorrhage of left frontal lobe part of brain. Blessings to you Jeff,(www.holyspiritwind.com) you have been and are an inspiration to me and to so many others. Thank you my brother. I will be honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with you on any front line before the enemy.

• *those words, ‘What just happened?’ were a representation of where I found myself when I was sent back into this body of flesh after having been released from the burden of sin those precious few minutes when the truck wreck caused a massive brain hemorrhage. (for the origination of that statement, watch THE MATRIX where Tank says to Trinity, ‘What just happened?’ when the connection was broken between this world and that world, trapping Neo inside the matrix(of sin) ) …but watch! Watch what Neo does next. ‘What’s he doing?’ Trinity asks Morpheus when he chooses not to run from the agent Smith. Morpheus’ reply is, “HE’S BEGINNING TO BELIEVE!”
I, Thomas Nodoubt, am ‘beginning to believe’ and if you will, please compare that with Peter when he ‘began to sink’ while walking on water to Jesus. When you begin something, it does not all come at once. You must, as I had to do, walk it out. Remember when, again from THE MATRIX, Neo tried to tell Morpheus, ‘ I’m not The One.’ and, Morpheus would not allow Neo to say the words…Morpheus interrupted him with, ”Sooner or later, Neo, you are going to have to learn, just as I did, there’s a difference between ‘knowing the path’ and ‘walking the path’ ”
We, all of us, the virgins waiting for the wedding, whether we consider ourselves as wise or foolish, are finding ourselves at some point where we ask ourself or others, WHAT JUST HAPPENED? The answer you find to that question will determine whether you die to this flesh body of sin or you choose to run in fear for ‘your life’. Remember this one thing when you are faced with that choice:
My life is not my own, but the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in and of the grace of our Master, Yahuwshua haMashiach, who died and gave Himself up for me so that I no longer live to the lust of the flesh, having come out from amongst the (‘whore riding on the beast’ ref rev18:4; OR, ‘Neo in THE MATRIX’ ref: Thomas rheman vs Thomas Nodoubt/Thomas Anderson vs Neo, OR, ‘Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.” ref. Rom.8:12 – 25
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

I, Thomas Nodoubt, do not have to ‘hope for that I/we see not’ BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN IT! There , I said it. [my note to self: I remember when You, My Father were showing me what Apostle Thomas saw and felt and I remember when I felt that same love, compassion and understanding that you had for Him and I have experienced others disbelief (because they have not seen what I have seen) I thank you Father for showing me a piece of your heaven. Those few minutes of sight in heaven has transformed my life on earth. I no longer want to please anybody but You, Father of all Creation(and if there is any doubt in any one’s mind who reads this, His Name is YHWH … and please forgive me if I have to come back here with new knowledge and rewrite that <<<-Jefferson, this is your first job, find His Name as He first spoke it in earth->>>)please? You have given me a unique view but You have also shown me others who have another piece here and another piece there. Father I ask that You bring us together with these ‘pieces of heaven’ so that we may paint that picture in earth. Allow us to find one another so that the picture You are painting within us may be reproduced in earth as it is in heaven ref.: Luke 11:2-4 – ‘And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.]
The government is on His shoulders, not the beast, nor the matrix.

Knowing the path vs walking the path
Don’t judge me till you’ve walked a mile in my moccasins
Dying is not easy
Death happens just as shit happens
Choosing which death to die is your choice
Choosing when is His choice
Choose wisely
But as for me and ( my house – that will have to become a separate post ) my house WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.