Don’t Compete, Monopolize!


Isaiah 40:5  And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

The church of Jesus Christ is GOD’S ONLY HUMAN INSTRUMENT, which can make Him visible.

Glory is defined as making the invisible God, visible.

The purpose of God’s glory is to usher people into eternal salvation.

Through this glory physical healings occur, people are set free from demonic oppression, and revival of cities and nations that ultimately change civilization are carried out.

Civilization’s most vital requirement, and  most desperate need, is to be capable of beholding the invisible God, who desires to make Himself plainly evident, through Jesus Christ, by His glory.

Aside from His glory as seen in creation, God has made for Himself no other avenue that will allow Him to become visible in a real and personal way to people, than through the church.

She has the monopoly on God’s glory.

As the great entrepreneurs say, “don’t compete, monopolize.”

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God Does Not Need Help, Just Our Obedience!


God does not need assistance through our own concocted good ideas  rather than by the voice of His Spirit.

Look no further than the story of Uzzah.

Uzzah was an enlisted man in King David’s service:

2 Samuel 6:3 And they put the ark of God on a new cart and took it out of the house of Abinadab which was on the hill: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were the drivers of the cart.

4 And Uzzah went by the side of the ark, while Ahio went before it.

5 And David and all the men of Israel made melody before the Lord with all their power, with songs and with corded instruments and instruments of brass.

6 And when they came to Nacon’s grain-floor, Uzzah put his hand on the ark of God to keep it safe in its place, for the oxen were out of control.

7 And the wrath of the Lord, burning against Uzzah, sent destruction on him because he had put his hand on the ark, and death came to him there by the ark of God.

What Is The Lesson?

King David had assigned Uzzah to facilitate the transporting of the Ark of God back to Israel, after its release from enemy hands.

There came a point in the journey when the ark began to fall from the cart probably due to a treacherous  road which caused the oxen to freak out.

Uzzah reacted in human haste and wisdom to help the Ark from tumbling to the ground.

God immediately struck him dead!

Was God cruel? Absolutely not!

God did this to protect His character, His nature, and laws.

RULE # 1

Isa 48:11 For myself, even because of my name, I will do it; for I will not let my name be shamed; and my glory I will not give to another.

Human flesh cannot touch God’s glory and live.

RULE # 2

Ex 13:21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, guiding them on their way; and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light: so that they were able to go on day and night:

Don’t touch God’s glory, rather follow it.

 RULE # 3

Luke 5:5 And Simon, answering, said, Master, we were working all night and we took nothing: but at your word I will let down the nets.

In verse five, the word, word, is rhema, which is the word produced by the voice of God’s Spirit.

6 And when they had done this, they got such a great number of fish that it seemed as if their nets would be broken;

God does not need help through our own concocted good ideas or agendas rather than by the voice of His Spirit.

This is a big reason why churches are feeble in the manifested reality of Christ which they display to the world

When the church moves by the rhema word, she will see great fruit.

Until she does, she will continue to plant much and harvest little.

RULE # 4

2 Cor 3:7 For if the operation of the law, giving death, recorded in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the eyes of the children of Israel had to be turned away from the face of Moses because of its glory, a glory which was only for a time:

What is no birthed from the Spirit of God only gets His temporary blessing.

If we want His enduring blessing it will only come through what He dictates through His voice, not ours.

 RULE # 5

Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things (energizes) according to the counsel of His will,

The energy of God increases or decreases in proportion to how closely or distant we do things from His will. I call this God’s Quantum Law of Energy.

RULE # 6

Mt 24:35 Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end.

Only His word spoken from His Spirit endures forever, not our fleshly plans.

In 2015 the church needs much more of God’s Spirit and much less of her good ideas. Shalom!

Flesh cannot touch God and live. This is why God has passed a verdict and condemned our flesh to die. There is no hope for it, is in cancer stricken and it must go. God commands everything in regards to our relationship to Him, to die and be resurrected. Anything that is left of our flesh will only produce death and will hinder God’s work through us. Even our best-intentioned church programs and plans must all be taken through the cross of Christ, death and resurrection.

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Let’s Eat The Apple Pie During Church


Our school teachers used the illustration of an apple pie cut into eight pieces.

This would assist us in comprehending fractions.

Every piece of the sliced pie would become 1/8 of the pie.

Four pieces would be equal ½; seven pieces would be 7/8; and the eight pieces together would make the whole of the pie.

The fullness of the Lord in the Christian which results in His manifested glory is very similar.

The church is the apple pie.

If one member in a local congregation demonstrates the fullness of the Lord, the assembly will manifest 1/8 of his glory.

I know that it is an unsophisticated example, but it holds true.

If half of church’s members hold to their duty to be filled and minister the Spirit of God by their spiritual gifts, that local church will manifest 1/2 of God’s glory.

Displaying the fullness of the Lord takes the active participation of every member in a local church employing his or her spiritual gifts

Many of our church approaches are erroneous in that they encourage many to remain the passive onlooker, and few to contribute to the Holy Spirit’s ministry.

Tragically, only a small fraction of the Lord’s glory is displayed in our churches and in the world.

The church should function as a human body, since it is the body of Christ.

Our body is made-up of two hundred bones attached by tissues and ligaments.   The circulatory system makes use of the blood as it is drawn through the heart’s right chamber making its way through the lungs.

The lungs supply the blood with much needed oxygen, send it back to the heart via its left chamber, and drive into the main artery or aorta.

The aorta’s blood branches out into smaller and smaller places.

The first are arteries, designated as arterioles, which ebb into the furthest recesses of our bodies through minute capillaries.

Our immune system fends off unfriendly proteins, and infectious microorganisms, with the one two punch of antibodies. A left uppercut by the immune system makes holes in the foreign cells, and a swinging right hook swallows and digests foreign matter.

Our digestive system begins in the mouths. The food is broken into fragments by chewing and is mixed with saliva. It then goes down through the esophagus and into the stomach. The digestive process is intensified by the aggressive activity of gastric and intestinal juices. The digested nutrients are sucked into the small intestine. The remains of unassimilated foods, and waste substances from the liver, are passed into the large intestine and magnificently expelled from our bodies.

Our skin is a big living organ. It protects us from drying up, controls the loss of fluids, and shields us from harmful substances. Its sweat glands are our body’s air conditioning, the skin receptors distinguishing the levels of body temperature and pain, and finally our fat cells insulate us. (Excerpts are taken from Microsoft’s 1999 edition of the Encarta Encyclopedia.)

In our body, every member knows with accuracy what its function is, and holds itself accountable to accomplish them.

Our bodily members do it with great effectiveness. They do not take glory or attention upon themselves, and work at peak performance.

Every member of our body is active, and it is correspondingly offensive as it is defensive in its roles.

The church as Christ’s body  should operate along these same lines but does it?

The great responsibility of church leaders is not to run a one man show but to facilitate and mediate these great processes, under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit.

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Glory and The Church


Ephesians 3:21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Glory is defined as the end product of the invisible God becoming visible.

 Isaiah 40:5  And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

The glory of God is of supreme importance.  Through it, men are ushered into eternal salvation, physical healings take place, people are set free from demonic oppression, spiritual gifts are displayed, and revival of cities and nations that ultimately change civilization are carried out.

Mark 6:56  ..and as many as touched him were made whole.

Civilization’s most essential need, and its most desperate need, is to be capable of beholding an invisible God, who desires to make Himself plainly evident, through Jesus Christ in His glory.

The key to all humanity’s needs, past, present, and future, lie locked in the Person of Christ.  To the proportion that the invisible Christ becomes visible to mankind by His glory, is to the exact proportion that all of mankind’s needs will be met and answered forever.

The church of Jesus Christ is GOD’S ONLY UNIVERSAL HUMAN INSTRUMENT, which can make Him visible.  Aside from His glory as seen in creation, God has made for Himself no other avenue that will allow Him to become visible in a real, personal and intimate way to people.

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The Battle: The Revelation of Christ


2 Cor 13:3  Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

2 Cor 13:3 tells us that The Christ which has been given to live within us, is always mighty and powerful in ability.  His might and ability becomes a reality in proportion to His revelation.

4  For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

The Greek further tells us in verse four, that in the same way that a tree lives from its roots as they get nutrients found in the soil, we must live our lives rooted in the power of God, as it is released in proportion to the revelation of Christ.

 Philip 3:21  Who shall change our lowly body, that it may be fashioned like his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things to himself.

Another vital treasure dwelling within Christ, and one, which we will refer to in the rest of this study, is “the Christ whom subdues all things to Himself.”

To subdue, is a military term comparable to a general with an army in perfect submission, hierarchy, and order, beneath him.

One of the most important desires of Christ is to subdue all that is not of Him in this military and hierarchical order. The verses immediately below all use the very same Greek word found for the subduing in Philippians 3:21; thus showing a vital part of the mind of God towards us in the finished work of Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:27  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

1 Corinthians 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

 Ephesians 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power (dominion) of his might (inner strength).

Christ ability to subdue is an absolute necessity for you, since it is the work of Christ to set us free.

Subduing however, can also have a very negative connotation.  Dictators, such as Hitler, Castro, and others, focused their whole lives on the subduing of people.

Christ, likewise, focuses much of His work in subduing, but only of things that are evil and harmful to humanity.

In the case of evil dictators, the subduing of people is called dominating, or exercising dominion over them. This evil exercise of dominion accomplishes a power as it is carried out, called the power of dominion or domination, in proportion to the strength of the dictator.

In Eph 6:10 we find this exact principle at work.  Translated for us it commands us to be empowered in the Lord and in the domination or dominion exerted by His strength.

This dominion or domination is what gives the Lord the ability to subdue all things unto Himelf.

Are we beginning to get the picture?  The revelation of Christ within us, triggered by the law of the cross through our obedience, reveals the Christ who dominates and subdues all, thus setting us free!

Eph 3:16  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened(dominion) with might (dunamis power) by his Spirit in the inner man;

Greek: That God’s power deposited into your inner man through the Holy Spirit will be seen or translated as Christ’s dominion within you.

The results of this subduing or dominion whisks us right into verse seventeen.

17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

To dwell, is defined as a inhabitant being in comfortable control of his home, thus allowing him to live in the peace and authority which has been purchased through that control.

Christ desires to dwell in this very fashion within our hearts.  He can only do so in believers that fully obey Him, allowing “the Christ that dominates and subdues all evil” to set them free, so that He may dwell and exercise the full authority of the kingdom, through them.

Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty( inward strength) power,(outward dominion)

The exceeding greatness of this power is funneled into those who continuously believe.  The inward strength of God, which is displayed as His outward dominion, is translated as the exceeding greatness of His power, which is funneled into the believer. This funneling is limited to the continual believing of the Christian, which in turn is defined as the uncompromising moment-by-moment obedience to God’s rhema word.

20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

He wrought: This is very powerful!

The Greek perfect tense is used with this verb.  As we know, the Greek perfect tense is an accomplished event in history, having an eternal impact.

Which He wrought, can be defined, as the working through, or the accomplishing of something with absolute effectiveness, resulting in its becoming fully operational.

The exceeding greatness of God’s power; the translation of the dominion of the strength found within God, is fully and eternally operational inside the Person of His Son!  This very Christ lives within us, beloved!

The effective and full operation of this dominating or subduing power can be proved in that Christ sat down at the right hand of the Father after His resurrection.  One who sits down can only do so after conquering all; it is the position of rest.

This is why we always see Christ sitting down in the parables of His kingdom and glory.  His sitting down is the result of His absolute victories, thus allowing for the release of His glory through the works of the kingdom

Matthew 8:11  And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Matthew 26:64  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

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:

Herein is another aspect of God’s dominion fully operational within Christ, in that He was raised FAR IN DISTANCE above all that is opposed to Him.

22  And put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

The full and effective operation of the exceeding greatness of God’s power inside of Christ, is not only witnessed that in all things to Christ, He rose far above them in physical distance, but they are now likewise subdued in a military fashion under His feet.

Finally and most important, THIS VERY CHRIST which has the full operation of the exceeding greatness of God’s power resident within Him, has been given to live within us!

23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Greek: Fills all things in all people.

To fill all things in all people, is the fullness of Christ’s revelation, which reveals the Christ who has the full operation of God’s dominating power, which sets us free!

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The Timeless Dimension of God’s Immediacy


 John 17:23  I in them, and Thou in me, that they may be perfected into one, and that the world may know that Thou didst send me, and didst love them as Thou didst love me.

“And didst love them” is in the timeless aorist tense.

The aorist tense is also called the “timeless aorist” or the “aorist of immediate consequences.’  The aorist tense has the element of timelessness.  The dimension of time does not exist.  Therefore, in faith, what is believed for in accordance to voice simultaneously coincides with, and occurs upon the very exact moment that God gave it to us.  Our asking and the giving by God is one in the same. This is the timelessness and immediate consequence of the aorist tense.

So the love of God for people is immediate and beyond the dimension of time. God has loved, loves and will always love.

John 17:21  that they all may be one, as Thou Father art in me, and I in Thee; that they also in us may be one, that the world may believe that Thou didst send me.

 John 17:22  ‘And I, the glory that thou hast given to me, have given to them, that they may be one as we are one;

The glory of Jesus is a state of the glorification which Jesus enjoyed in His pre incarnate existence. The actualization of this state He gives to those who follow Him, as a principle or law which allows the same glorification to become a reality in them. These are some of claims made by the historical Jesus which are worthy of scrutinizing.

23  I in them, and Thou in me, that they may be perfected into one, and that the world may know that Thou didst send me, and didst love them as Thou didst love me.

The zenith of working in the fullness of God’s glory is to have a revelation of the union of the love relationship between the Father and the Son manifested in me.

The actualization of the union of the love relationship between the Father and the Son can only come when it’s manifested through human beings.

I am simply a shell, a vessel, for this glory to be manifested. I am dead. The I in me is Christ Jesus who reveals this ongoing relationship in me and trough me. That is my purpose on earth.

Matthew 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you (I with you am (present tense) alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The fullness of the essence of God in Christ as “I AM” is always found in the present and immediate tense.  God supersedes the dimension of time.  As with faith, in ministry, God’s power will not be sent to us in the future.  His healing will not take place in the future.  His fire will not be poured out upon us in the future. At the moment that He reveals that these things are for us in a ministry situation they are forevermore and immediately there. We must know that we live with God in a timeless dimension where everything is in THE IMMEDIACY OF THE NOW.

John 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth (God is Christ’s energy/ fuel source; God is the world in which Christ operates; and God Himself does the work through Christ, in Christ’s ministry) and came (Defined as :”Arrival” Christ is in a continuing and continual state of arrival ) from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

“Came” – This uncommon word describes to come in its dimension of arriving or arrival. Christ has arrived from God into our world, or more correctly because it is in the present tense, Christ is in a continuing state of arrival, confirming the timeless immediacy of the continual now of His presence. It is imperative that we ask God to deliver us into His world of the dimensionless- ness of time. As long as see God as doing things for us in the future we will never operate in miracles.

John 14:10  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

Greek: The Father in me continually abiding, He habitually; or He out of His habit, from moment to moment does the works. The father’s habit is to always instrumentally perform His works. The more that we live in the world of the Father the more that we will see the Father work back through us, for this is His normal habit.

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