2012: “Freedom! keep on pushin’,straight ahead”


1Sa 17:22  After David had entrusted his cargo to the care of the supply officer,he ran to the battlefront. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were doing.

 1Sa 17:48  The Philistine drew steadily closer to David to attack him, while David quickly ran toward the battle line to attack the Philistine.

 Concordant Literal Version

 Gen 2:19 And furthermore Yahweh Elohim, having formed from the ground all field life and every flyer of the heavens, He is also bringing it to the human to see what he will call it (label it). And whatever the human living soul is calling it,that is its name.

I know that I blogged on this.

The most influential human tongue belonged to Adam. Apart from Jesus, no other decree was greater than the naming of animals through Adam. Whatever Adam called the animals thousands of years ago, stands today.

God’s  Holy Spirit brought the animals to Adam to see what he would call them.

To call, “qara”,  is the Hebrew word, to label.

God brought to Adam, to see what Adam would label. That’s the formula!

God sees, we label, and that by what God sees.

Labeling has profound effects.

What about the kid who was labeled …“you are a klutz, just like your granddaddy”.

Or, “You are stupid and will never make it.”

Or what about this… “I am so very proud of you.”

And..” I will be here to back up your dreams!”

Don’t  diss the word of faith movement. The part which is wrong,  is  the labeling which the Spirit of God does not see and bring to you.  But the rest is potent!

This morning my wife and I prayed. There is something which God wants us to have, but still has not come.

I ardently said with great voice, “ I decree, label, and establish this thing as belonging to Jesus Christ.”

Bang! Something ensued in the Spirit!

There was a shift. I beheld God’s rubber stamp appear upon the thing.  My labeling produced something huge. I couldn’t  believe the transference that took place.

1Sa 17:22  After David had entrusted his cargo to the care of the supply officer,he ran to the battlefront. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were doing.

 1Sa 17:48  The Philistine drew steadily closer to David to attack him, while David quickly ran toward the battle line to attack the Philistine.

People, as we go into 2012, we are skirmishing in a big time war versus the devil.

Look at David’s, the soldier’s soldier, tactic.  He ran straight into the battle front.  He ran to meet the devil. Big time was he, in childlike trust of God. This was his secret!

In 2012, Christians must run straight to the battle. Moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day, run to the conflict ,and possess for God.

The only hope for America  is revival. God has no one but you and me to bring it.

My spiritual 2012 resolutions include:

Daily renewal of my mind by serious study of the word.

Daily prayer.

Unreserved obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

I will attempt to think and live out of the box.

Regular fellowship with other believers.

Go to church, not to be only fed, but more so, to give out and minister. I will feed myself daily at home and in my quiet time.

Run straight into God’s battles daily.

I will not look to the left, to the right, to people, or to circumstances.

I will stop looking at politicians and other leaders.  Most of them are very poor leaders. Our political system, full of career politicians, is hopelessly broken until revival comes. So let it come!

Become my own leader. The world starves for good leaders!  I will give to the world what God has given me. I will become my pioneer. I will blaze my trail in the Lord.  I will lead others in the Lord, by example.

I won’t read many other people’s books so that my calling can be untainted, uninfluenced, and true to God.  The Bible will be my main read.

In the words of the immortal Jimmi Hendrix…” Freedom”, I leave 2011 like this, and go into 2012 like that.

Freedom!

keep on pushin’, straight ahead

Freedom!

keep on pushin’, straight ahead

Freedom!

keep on pushin’, straight ahead

Freedom!

keep on pushin’, straight ahead

The Flagstaff / Navajo Revival 2012


Since returning from Africa, our ministry, Safari Through the Word Ministries, has been involved locally in Miami, Florida.

We became Assistant Pastors at our church, Doral Vineyard.

In these last three years we have assisted with the establishment of this growing work, under the leadership of Ralph and Cathy Gomez.

We knew that as this work progressed, the Lord would also resume the “teaching and signs & wonders” revival ministry that Mary and I have been called to.

We share a burden to see revival come to the USA. Without revival, the prospects for America to continue as a godly nation incessantly dim.

I believe that in 2012, our ministry will be embarking on trips across the nation, in the work of revival, as we continue pastoring at Doral Vineyard.

Our first trip is scheduled to Flagstaff, Arizona, projected from February 15th through the 20th.

Flagstaff is part of the Navajo Nation. I sensed ten years ago that revival could commenced with the Native Nations based on God’s principle that the “last shall be first.”

Amongst the 550 Native Nations, the Navajos are one of the most receptive to the gospel.

We are scheduled to have four days of meetings at the Little America Hotel in the heart of Flagstaff. The meetings will be advertised through Arizona and New Mexico, by the Navajo Nation’s biggest newspaper, The Navajo Times.

We have placed a sizable deposit on our conference and hotel rooms, at The Little America Hotel.

We have also placed our advertisement with the Navajo Times and the Arizona Daily Sun.

Mary and I are in need of approximately $1200.00 for our airplane tickets.

The reason why the prices are so high is that only US Airways flies into Flagstaff from Florida as well as Flagstaff is a small city.

Would you then prayerfully consider partnering with us financially in what is a commencement of revival work to our great nation?

As most of you know, our ministry, Safari Through the Word Ministries, is 501 C3 Florida, nonprofit corporation. We issue you receipts for your tax deductible donations at the end of the calendar year.

There are three ways which you can give.

You can write out a personal check or money order to “Safari Through the Word Ministries,” and mail it to:

Jose Alvarez

5725 NW 114 Path Unit 102

Doral, Florida 33178-4195.

Secondly, you can give through the Pay Pal “Donate” button on our website @

www.thepattern.org.

Finally, you can give on Face Book through “Fundrazr” button @

http://bit.ly/x2xCXl

Thank you

Safari Through the Word Ministries is a 501 C3 Florida nonprofit corporation. We issue you receipts of giving for your tax deductions at the end of the calendar year.

Rob Bell, Love Wins, And The Body Of This Death!


 Rom 7: 24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

The explanation of “the body of this death” by Greek NT expositor and scholar, Marvin Vincent, is absolutely brilliant.

The body serving as the seat of the death into which the soul is sunk through the power of sin. The body is the literal body, regarded as the principal instrument which sin uses to enslave and destroy the soul. In explaining this much-disputed phrase, it must be noted:

1. That Paul associates the dominion and energy of sin prominently with the body, though not as if sin were inherent in and inseparable from the body.

2. That he represents the service of sin through the body as associated with, identified with, tending to, resulting in, death. And therefore,

3. That he may properly speak of the literal body as a body of death – this death, which is the certain issue of the abject captivity to sin.

4. That Paul is not expressing a desire to escape from the body, and therefore for death. Meyer paraphrases correctly: “Who shall deliver me out of bondage under the law of sin into moral freedom, in which my body shall no longer serve as the seat of this shameful death?”

5. Ignatius, in his letter to the Smyrnaeans, speaks of one who denies Christ’s humanity, as “Nekroophoros” one who carries a corpse.

Nekroo is a corpse. Phero is to bear something.

Bible expositor John Gill says this about body of this death.  “And is to him like that punishment Mezentius inflicted on criminals, by fastening a living body to a putrid carcass.”

The evil tyrant Mezentius forced a criminal to be tied face to face to a copse  (nekroo) until such man died from the effects of bearing and contacting the putrefying body.

Paul compares the sinful nature of mankind without Christ to the body of this death.

In fact, every human being without Christ carts a face to face chained “body of this death” . The rotting body of sin incessantly whispers sinful pleasures and habits to this one  until he goes to the grave.

Only Christ and His work on the cross  can unchain a loved one from this horror.

Rob Bell erroneously says in his book “Love Wins”, that because God is love, ultimately no one will go to, or stay in hell.

My apologia to Pastor Bell is that heaven or hell is not just an issue of love winning.

Could or would God allow people who are bearing a putrid corpse of the sinful nature chained face to face to them into His heaven? Heaven indeed would be a funny place.

Everybody alive at the etching of these words has opportunity to be freed of this corpse through Christ.  Why should God do it later in hell for them?  Or do I want to risk my eternity on Mr. Bell’s presupposition?

Nino De Santis: A Christmas Prayer Miracle Story


For anyone who does not believe that there is a personal God who is interested in the affairs of people, I have a great Christmas story for you.

This is the story of my friend Nino De Santis.

Nino is the father of Maria Passwaters, a friend of 25 years to our family.

Exactly twenty-four hours ago, I received a phone call from Maria’s cousin Nathalie Duclos in Montreal, Canada. The Passwaters family is spending their Christmas vacation in Montreal, Canada.

Nathalie told me that Nino De Santis was in ICU, unconscious and in extremely critical condition. Nino was suffering from a septic infection that had gone into his blood stream from an infected bladder. A lodged kidney stone prevented the strongest of antibiotics from reaching the infection. His blood pressure had dropped dangerously low. The doctors’ had Nino on the most comprehensive of life support systems and were administering to him the most potent of antibiotics.

The doctors met with the Passwaters last night and told them that Nino’s condition was extremely critical and that it would behoove them to assemble the family.

In Miami, we immediately put Nino on three prayer chains and on Facebook and Google Plus. Literally, there have been dozens praying for him.

This morning his condition was critical but his blood pressure had risen and was stabilized.

When the Passwaters got to the hospital, Nino who was still not awake, could respond with nods to his daughter’s voice.

Tonight, the hospital called Maria to tell her that Nino had woken up and his body was responding well to the medication, because the medication was not working yesterday. They have taken him off the life support, and have removed his breathing tube.

Even in Montreal, the doctors and nurses are astounded, calling this a miracle.

Not neglecting the excellent care that the doctors have given to Nino, no one can doubt that the hand of Almighty God has moved on behalf of the many who have prayed in the last 24 hours.

We want to thank God Almighty, in the Name of Jesus Christ.

We want to thank the doctors and nurses who ministered medically to Nino.

Finally, we want to thank the many who have aggressively prayed in the last 24 hours.

Let us not forget this Christmas prayer miracle story, how much God loves us, and how intensely engrossed He is with each of us.

Talk to Him and unload your deepest needs and burdens. He truly cares!!

Blessings

There Are Two Ways Of Eating!


 Consuming and Devouring

Mr 14:22  And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat, consume, and devour: this is my body.

Joh 6:50  This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat, consume, and devour thereof, and not die.

Joh 6:51  I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat, consume, and devour of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Re 2:7  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat, consume, and devour of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Re 2:17  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat, consume, and devour 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.

Masticating and Chewing

Joh 6:54  Whoso is masticating, gnawing at, chewing, grinding, and crunching  my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 6:56  He that is masticating, gnawing at, chewing, grinding, and crunching my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

Joh 6:57  As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that is masticating, gnawing at, chewing, grinding, and crunching me, even he shall live by me.

Joh 6:58  This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that is masticating, gnawing at, chewing, grinding, and crunching of this bread shall live for ever.

Jeepers, ItsThe Out Of The Box Dude!


Eph 4: 22  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old (palaios) (humanity), which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;


Here is a description of the “palaios” humanity from an earlier blog entry.

Palaios “an old man according to age”, is defined as a toothless, 150 year old, cane walking, IV sucking, decrepit nursing home man.

He is also the cruelest of beings. He is a slave trader, and a slave master.

His slaves are all the men and women of this world, no matter what religion, color or age.

This old man is a sin producing engine. He keeps humans captured and blinded by releasing continual sin into them. He knows that the only one who can kill him is Christ and His cross.  Thus he deceives people into hating Christ.

One day, it will be too late, and along with this toothless man, many will go to where there is gnashing of teeth.

He has deceived humanity so that it spends trillions of dollars to keep him alive, beautify, exalt, cosmeticized and protect him. His only purpose was to be killed by the cross. Yet people would rather reject Christ and continue to keep this dude alive.

The old man is the sinful nature which every human being has. Only Christ inside the human can destroy him.

Yet mankind will do anything to keep him alive and well, before coming to Christ.

Ah, the price of keeping sin trillions, and yet it will be paid until Christ comes back and promotes good politics.  The way out of the financial mess is repentance.

But for those who want to get rid of this decrepit and evil man, Christ is always available.

But for many others the love of this decrepit and evil dude will take them to the wrong side of the grave and in not so nice a place the human’s eye will finally be opened the old nursing home man.

Let’s do a study on the old and the new humanity!

Eph 4: 22  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old (palaios) (humanity), which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

  Be placing away from yourself , progressively, until it’s totally put away, the ancient nursing home humanity .

There is also the archaic man, which qualifies humanity as old, in its outdated ways of behaving or functioning.

It’s no wonder that the devil’s labor and subsequent sin are archaic to the approach that God wishes humanity to function. Fallen humanity operates way sub par to God’s mindset in an archaic method.

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new (kainoos) creature: (archaios) are passed away; behold, all things are become new (kainoos).

 Re 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that (archaios) serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 Re 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that (archaios) serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

 Eph 4:23

23  And be renewed ( ananeoo) ( present passive) in the spirit of your mind;

“Be made young again”:  The word  “neoos” defines new as being young in years.

This new humanity is one which increasingly gets younger and younger in years.

The goal of our renewed minds is so that we can receive by faith that we becomes younger. Of course this outer shell will wax old and die, but the new humanity, Christ Jesus in us, becomes  younger daily.

This is indispensable to our physical health. The inward man can control our flesh to such great extent, when God’s Spirit reigns supreme in us.  Our recognition that we are getting younger can add quality and quantity to our lives.

I believe that our physical organs and our bodily members will experience miracles of rejuvenation and healing through the principle of the neoos humanity.

The (ISA )Version has this verse as, “be being younged up again”!

(EB) Version:  And were to be getting young again in the spirit of your mind,

Eph 4:24

Eph 4:24  And that ye put on ( aorist) the new ( kainos) man ( anthropoos), which after God is created (aorist passive) in righteousness and true holiness.

 The aorist Greek verb tense defines an event as something completed. It can be used for a past or for a future occurrence as long as it stresses the event in its completion. The content of the happening does not matter, just its completion.

Created in the order of Jesus Christ, or God, which Paul terms as the second humanity.

1Co 15:47  The first humanity is of the earth, earthy: the second humanity is the Lord from heaven.

Created, is in the passive state, thus an entering into the recognition of a reality, or an existence, that we have a “young in years” humanity.

“Put on” describes the slipping into new clothes.  We must become fully dressed with this new humanity.  “Put on” is in the aorist tense.

Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed (metamorphosis) by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We must be clothed once and for all with the new form or humanity. Totally be unclothed with the old humanity. Totally be clothed with the new humanity. Both of these actions are in the aorist tenses.  Thus is the meaning of reconciliation, which is the exchanging of one thing for something totally different.

There will comes a day, if you persevere, that what will be left  is the Person of Christ Jesus, living His life in you. Here you enter into ultimate fruitfulness by the functions of this new humanity which works transcendentally, out of the box, and without walls.

John 15:1   I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

 4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

 5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

True abiding, is resting or dwelling in the Person of Christ. Its living from the new humanity.  From the place of abiding, Christ lives His life in you. Because His humanity is transcendental, so is His fruit bearing through you.

Joh 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe (INTO) his name:

 Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth  (INTO) him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 Joh 3:36  He that believeth  (INTO) the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

 Joh 6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe (INTO) him whom he hath sent.

 Joh 6:35  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth (INTO)me shall never thirst.

 Joh 6:40  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth (INTO) him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 To be born again is to be placed IN Christ.

I believe though, that the going INTO the Person of Christ, who we are already IN,  is daily, infinite, transcendental, novel, and without limits.

Since IN Christ lives the law of the Spirit of Life, and since IN Him dwells all creation, the more that we go INTO Him, the more that we will benefit.

Such was Paul’s discovery. He recognized that nothing was as enticing or fascinating than getting to know the Person of Christ IN Him, by going deeper INTO Him.

Eph 4:24

24  And that ye put on ( aorist) the new ( kainos) man ( anthropoos), which after God is created (aorist passive) in righteousness and true holiness.

 (AUV-NT) Version:  And you should put on the new person who has been  [re-]  created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (ALT)  and to put on the new person, the one having been created according to God in righteousness and holiness of [or, dedication to] the truth.

(GSNT) Version: and put on the new self who has been created in likeness to God, with all the uprightness and holiness that belong to the truth.

(JMNT) Version:  and to clothe yourselves with the new humanity (man) – the one in accord with God – being created (framed; founded; reduced from a state of disorder and wildness) within the way pointed out (righteousness; justice; fair and equitable dealings; observance of the rules) and reverent dedication (regard for God’s laws) pertaining to the Truth.

We must carefully heed to the important word “kainoos”. Paul tells us to work out our salvation with reverential fear and awe inspiring trembling.  Our life and years depends on it.  God commands us that we press into metamorphosis until what is left in us is the unique, novel, new in type and kind, pioneering in mind, never seen before, out of the box, humanity. From the palaios and archaic humanity,  into the neoos and kainos humanity, we must be metamorphosed.

Re 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that (archaios) serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

 Keeping God, church, and Christianity in a box is great sin. This is the archaic thinking coming from a palaios identity. It’s also the direct attack of that archaic serpent, the devil.

Its no wonder the unchurched don’t want Christ, and they don’t want us.

They see the church as an archaic institution, and in many ways they are right!  If we the church, functioned in a cutting edge, out of the box, kainoos humanity, the multitudes would be drawn to Jesus Christ.  We must  repent of living in a Christian box in our Christian ghetto. This is the cry of metamorphosis!

Here are vital instances of kainoos.

The word “kainos” also defines the word new. Whereas “ neoos” qualifies new as a feature of age, “kaionos” qualifies new as a new type or a new kind of object.   “Kainoos” is something novel, unique and different, never seen, pioneering, cutting edge, and totally out of the box.

 Ro 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in (kainos) of life.

 Ro 7:6  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in (kainos) of spirit, and not in the ( palaios) of the letter.

Look at Jesus sublime play of words with neoos and kainoos!

 Mt 9:17  Neither do men put new ( neoos) wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new (neoos) wine into new  (kainos) bottles, and both are preserved.

 Mt 26:28  For this is my blood of the new (kainos) testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

 Mr 1:27  And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what (kainos) doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

 Lu 5:38  But new ( neoos) wine must be put into (kainos) bottles; and both are preserved.

 2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a (kainos) creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become (kainos)

 Ga 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a (kainos) creature.

 Eph 2:15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one (kainos) ( humanity), so making ( shalom) ;

 Eph 4:24  And that ye put on the (kainos) man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

 Heb 8:8  For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a (kainos) covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

 Re 2:17  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 (kainos) name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

 Re 3:12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is (kainos) Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my (kainos) name.

 Re 5:9  And they sung a (kainos) song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

 Re 14:3  And they sung as it were a (kainos) song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

 Re 21:1  And I saw a (kainos) heaven and a (kainos) earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 Re 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, (kainos) Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 Re 21:5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things (kainos). And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Colossians 3:7

7  In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

(AUV-NT) Version:  You people also once lived like this when you practiced these things.  Treaded around or habitually without thinking lived like this

When you lived ” in these” things you would tread in them. We no longer live in these things and we do not have to habitually tread in them

(JMNT) Version:   within which things you folks also at one time (once; formerly) walked about (= lived your lives), when you were living within these things.

Col 3:8

8   But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

(JMNT) Version:   But now, even you folks, put away from you (as of clothes put off and laid away) all these things: inherent fervor (natural impulse and propensity; internal swelling and teeming; anger; wrath), strong passion (rushing of emotions; outbursts of rage), worthlessness (poorness of quality; influence of the bad), [and] from out of your mouth: blasphemy (abusive and injurious talk; slander) [and] foul-mouthed abuse (obscenity; ugly words; deformed and shameful language).

All that is of the old life must be totally undressed from us as old clothes. Another We must divorce the old archaic identity.

Col 3 :9

9  Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off ( aorist tense) the old man with his deeds;

(AUV-NT) Version: Do not lie to one another,  since you have put away  [the conduct of]  your old person with its practices,

The palaios humanity has been undressed from us with its ancient and archaic   habits and practices. The revelation that our habits are gone must become factual to us through the renewal of the mind.

(ERRB) Lie not one to another,

seeing that ye have

put off stripped the old man humanity

with his deeds functions ;

Colossians 3:10

10  And have put on the new (neoos) man, which is renewed ( anakainoos) in knowledge  (full and precise knowledge that will affect a change) after the image of him that created him:

(ALT) Version:  and having put on the new [person], the [one] being renewed in full [or, true] knowledge according to [the] image of the One having created him,

(CLV) Version: and putting on the young, which is being renewed into recognition, to accord with the Image of the One Who creates it,

Into a full and exact knowledge which changes something through the understanding this knowledge.  This is also called recognition. The recognition and awareness of our  new and novel and different type of humanity must be thorough. It must become second nature to live out of the box, walk through  walls of circumstances, in the Person of Christ Jesus in you.

Merry Christmas!

Who Is Greater Than The Energizer Bunny?


Gen 49:3 Reuben, my firstborn, you are my vigor, and the beginning of my virility, with a surplus for bearing and a surplus of strength.

Observe the word surplus. Google uses some of the following synonyms.

Redundant, superfluous, spare, excessive, excess, overplus, overage, superfluity, redundancy, remainder, overbalance, overflow, residue, balance.

Now look at Ephesians one, verse eighteen.

Eph 1:18 the eyes of your heart having been enlightened, for you to perceive what is the expectation of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of the enjoyment of His allotment among the saints,

Eph 1:19 and what the transcendent greatness (redundant, superfluous, spare, excessive, excess, overplus, overage, superfluity, redundancy, remainder, redundancy ,overbalance, overflow, residue, balance) of His power for us (funneled into us) who are believing, in accord with the operation of the might of His strength,

Eph 1:20 which is operative (He charged Christ with the energy charge of His power described in the above verse; just as a battery that is charged) in the Christ, rousing Him from among the dead and seating Him at His right hand among the celestials, (You have that battery called Christ Jesus, fully charged inside of you).

My friends, if we have Christ Jesus, we have excessive, surplus, redundant overwhelming power stored in us. Christ was charged with this power, just as a battery has a static electrical charge of stored energy. This charge of energy was produced when the Father raised Christ from a lifeless corpse, and caused Him to sit and reign over the universe with maximum power. We are permanently electrified in our spirit with this measure of charge of stored energy.

21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

The  description of this charge is further explained by verse 21.

By faith we release this deposited charge in dunamis power, or power in ability. The ability which we minister in is the energy released from this infinite warehouse of stockpiled power, which is charged with this static spiritual energy in us.

Christ owns an excessive, exceeding surplus of transcendental wealth and fortune, to go along with His power.

We must pray, study the Bible, and cry out for revelation, until our identity becomes one of this charged battery. The Christian must walk in the image of excess, abundance, surplus and redundant ability for every circumstance. Not a carnal and selfish excess, but the excess and surplus that is in the Person of Christ.

The Christian is greater than the energizer bunny.

God VersusThe Hurricane


My first encounter with God’s voice occurred with Hurricane David in August of 1979.

I was a babe in Christ, having given my heart to Him six months before.  I did not know other believers and did not have a steady church to go until 1981.

I thank God that my fellowship was only with TBN, Jim and Tammy Baker and Jimmy Swaggart, even though I was so so lonely. I was forced to learn to pray and study the Bible for myself. I had to learn about the Kingdom of God, and of Satan, by myself.

In those days, we lived on Key Biscayne. My father, and my now deceased mother, were getting divorced and my father had moved out of our home.

I used to idolized hurricanes and tornadoes spending hours in front of the Weather Channel.  When Hurricane David was tracking across Santo Domingo, I believed that I heard the voice of God, for the first time.  I thought that God told me that David was not going to hit South Florida.

I told my parents that God had told me that David was not going to hit.  Many people are shocked with that type of statement.

“How does God speak to you?”

Or they associate you with as a nutcase who hears voices in his head. My parents, in those days, thought of my conversion to this God as totally absurd, fanatical, and worthy of being hauled into a psych ward.

I was an impetuous and rash young man full of faith in the God who was transforming me.

“God told me that the hurricane is not going to hit,” I retorted time and time again.

David, however, with massive wind fields was zeroing in on Miami and Key Biscayne, which was surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

About 48 hours before its arrival, the Key Biscayne Police Department drove around with megaphones telling people to evacuate the island.  I don’t know what I would have done now, to honor my parents.

Back then I said:

“I am not leaving, because God told me that the hurricane is not going to hit. I am going to prove to you that God talks to me. “

You can imagine what my family thought of me, and what I put them through.  But obedience is better than any sacrifice we can make.

David had its refined sight still honed upon the Magic City. Most of the island evacuated. We boarded the home and my mother, brother and sister left for the Holiday Inn on the edge of the key. I stayed in the boarded house with my giant print, green Living Bible, a weather radio, and a few flashlights.

With the eye of the potent hurricane 10 hours away, light rains began. I had the TV on and read verses from the Bible.  The winds and rains intensified. Suddenly the lights went out.  I only had my little weather radio.  With the absence of noise, I could clearly hear the ever-increasing winds.  I became glued to my radio. To my dismay, David was quickly pouncing upon South Florida. What would happen if the Key flooded and I was there all alone?

My mother frantically telephoned and pleaded with me to come out to the Holiday Inn.  I freaked. I got the keys to the car and decided to flee the Key. Opening the door, howling winds and horizontal rains pelted me.  There was no way out. Trying the phone back to my mother, the lines had dropped.  I was left with no communication, no electricity, and not knowing if I had heard a demon instead of God.

It was about 1:00 AM. The eye was to hit at about 6:00 AM.  I then heard a voice from the dead TV set. To this day, I do not know what it said. For sure it was a man’s voice.

My weather radio also died.  The only sounds now were the shrieks of the winds which got more potent and boisterous. I was terrified.

I got my Bible and the flashlight and began to read from the Book of Job. It must have been 3:00 AM.

It’s in the midst of walking on water that God answers. It’s when we step out on the fragile limb that the Lord acts.

With flashlight shining on the giant print, and hooting winds engulfing me, I opened to the Book of Job. It wasn’t long before I came to the following verse.

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

That is when I knew that God was speaking. God talking to Job out of the whirl wind!  God was now talking to me out of the whirl wind! It was bizarre.  As I read on I came to the following verse.

Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

I know that the behemoth in the King James Version is cattle, a water buffalo, or a rhinoceros. But as I read this scripture, the rays of my flashlight hit a darkened part of the wall, and landed on a huge white moth!    Behemoth….moth!   The timing could only be God’s! It was surreal.

At about 3:30 AM the winds augmented all the more.  I got angry at God. I ranted for half an hour at Him. I climbed on a chair and shook my fist at Him.

 “You told me that the hurricane was not going to hit.” “You are lying to me, I am going die out here.”

Stuff like this went on as the winds grew and abounded before my ears.

I opened back to Job, frantic for an answer.

God then answers Job and me again from the whirlwinds.  This time He rebuked me for my panicky rant.

 Jb 40:6  Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

7  Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

8  Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

9  Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

10  Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

11  Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

12  Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

13  Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

14  Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

I read on until Job 42.

 Job 42:7   And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

8  Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.

At that moment that God says “ my servant Job shall pray for you”,  I dropped my Bible, and lunged on my face unto the icy cold white tile floor.

“ Oh God, please forgive me, I was wrong. Please make the hurricane turn around.”   

For ninety minutes I cried out with all my soul for God to have mercy and spare me. The winds amplified the more. I redoubled my efforts.

“ Oh God, I am sorry, please make the hurricane turn around”. 

Then after an hour, lo and behold, with my face still buried frozen in the cracks of the floor, the winds began to decrease.

By 5:00 AM there was a significant reduction in the wind speed. I kept on praying. By six o clock the winds were only about 50 miles per hour. The eye should have been upon Miami.  There was no power or phone. I had no idea what happened.  I fell asleep exhausted.

In the early afternoon  I  walked to the 7-11 and bought a copy of the Miami Herald.  I was then to discover that at about 5:00 AM when David was over the Bahamas, its steering currents shifted and thrust the hurricane northward. Indeed, David did not hit Miami.  Indeed it was then that I began to hear and learn the voice of God.

My encounter with Hurricane David concluded in a most dramatic way. That fateful afternoon as the hurricane barreled northward away from Miami, I laid on my bed, alone in the still boarded home.  I then heard a loud bell clang  between my ears and a voice which followed  “ Devastating hurricane, flee Homestead, flee Key Biscayne.”  For years after this, I tried to understand why people should flee Homestead. Key Biscayne yes, but Homestead does not have an ocean or river. Well, we all know about Andrew and Homestead. Thirteen years after that voice, Homestead was decimated by the eye of Andrew. Every tree in Key Biscayne was splintered in half. When Andrews  was coming, I tried to pray Andrew out of South Florida,  but God would not let me. Only He knows why.  God is truly amazing!

New Places, New Enviroments, New Cultures; I’m A Universal Traveler.


It’s been some time that I have been walking out a personal infirmity. No doubt, I know that God is healing me, or has healed me.

God took His sweet time with this process, though.  Many a time I have wondered why?

When one possesses a land with great difficulty, one never goes back to the sin which caused the infirmity.  The time it took was simply too long. The fasting, the prayers, the brokenness, put the fear of God and the horribleness of sin in me.

Fallen human nature does not appreciate what is freely given.  When it has to pay for it, it cherishes it all the more. When things are free, you can take or leave them.

Someone said, “Grace is free but not cheap. “ Possession of our souls, is free, in that God has saved us. He does not make it easy though, so that we fear falling back into sin.

After battling long and hard with the infirmity, I know that I have been healed. Yet, I feel the pain of it, and the attack of the enemy with pain.

I am convinced that behind most infirmities there are demons.

Yesterday, I lay in bed saying, “OK God, I feel healed but still combat the pain and the demons.”

God replied, “Your mind still lives in the atmosphere, and the culture of earth. “

Heaven has an atmosphere, and a culture. We see it all the time in Ezekiel and Revelations.

An atmosphere: The pervading or surrounding tone, influence or mood of a place which is put out by the culture of that place.

Environment That which environs or surrounds; surrounding conditions, influences, or forces, by which living forms and things are influenced and modified in their growth and development within that environment or place.

A culture is behavior, activities, values and beliefs which are reinforced by the members, and things within a place.

 Paul calls this atmosphere and culture, heavenly places, or living in, or Inside of Christ.  God has blessed us, past tense, with all spiritual blessings, in heavenly, but not earthly places.

In, or Inside of Christ, do all things exist perfectly created, not outside of Him.

It’s in heaven’s environment, with its own set of laws that healing manifests.  There are no  sicknesses in heaven. In earthly places there are. Earth’s base atmosphere allows demons to attack. The atmosphere of heaven will not, since demons live far below .

In my quiet time, it dawned on me how many things does God long to birth in heaven’s atmosphere and surrounding culture.

Col 2:10  And ye are complete  in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

Complete/ perfect passive tense: Filled full with all that God is, owns, and wants to do and existing now and forevermore in that dimension.

We must see ourselves as complete. The warfare that we wage in flesh and spirit will battle and tells us otherwise. This is our great conflict, guaranteed. Because faith is a law,  we obtain in proportion to seeing ourselves complete or incomplete.  Has the work been completely done in you, or did Christ  forget something?  When you see yourself complete, you will experience complete salvation, as much as can be attained on this side of eternity.

If we still live in earthly places and in the old identity,  God cannot birth. Birthing is the product of something new. The new only comes when the cycle of the old is complete. We must be done with who we were, and where we live, so that the birthing commensurate with the laws and customs of the new place can ensue.

Birthing occurs effortlessly. It just happens . You do nothing but receive it. If you are done with your cycle of old identity, old places, and old cultures, expect for  new things to be quickly birthed in you. Oh yes,  don’t forget to be thankful to God. This is a huge part of the new culture.

Re 1:1  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to be (birthed)and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

It’s the necessity of the case or binding (In God’s mind) that these things be birthed in swiftness or quickly.

Re 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be (birthed) hereafter;

The things which are about to be birthed

Re 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be (birthed)hereafter.

Up step here, and I will show you what things are binding and necessary to be birthed after these things.

Re 4:2  And immediately I was (birthed)in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

And immediately I in myself came to exist within spirit (or: in myself I came to be or: I birthed myself within [the] Spirit), and behold!  A throne being laid down and lying within the heaven, and upon the throne [was] One continuously sitting. Jonathan Mitchell New Testament Version

Re 12:10  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is (birthed) salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

At this very moment, just now, is birthed…

Re 21:6  And he said unto me, It is has been (birthed) ( perfect active indicative) I am Alpha and Omega  the beginning and the end (The origin and the completion or consummation of all things). I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely (lavishly and extravagantly).

Re 22:6  And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be (birthed).

It’s the necessity of the case or binding (In God’s mind) that these things be birthed in swiftness or quickly.