The road less traveled.
Consider this !
Before we allow ourselves to be stripped by God in the way of the cross by which He brings us to the very end of ourselves and our own selfish ways, we are all driven by earthly agendas, plans and our own desires because we were naturally born into this world 🌎
His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts because God lives and dwells in an entire different reality.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One Who inhabits eternity; Whose name is Holy; “I dwell in the high and holy place, even with the one who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones,
16 For I will not contend forever, nor will I always be angry; for the spirit of man would then fail before Me, and the souls which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry and struck him; I hid Myself, and was angry, and he went on backsliding away from Me in the way of his own heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him. I will also lead him, and restore comfort to him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips; peace, peace, to him who is afar off, and to him who is near,” says the LORD, “and I will heal him.”
We are naturally corrupted by lustful cravings and desires which drives us away from being sold-out to God. We are all filled and driven by our own dreams and earthly desires.
Galatians 5:16 Now this I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these things are opposed to each other, so that you cannot do those things you wish to do.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under works of law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strifes, jealousies, indignations, contentions, divisions, sects,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such things as these; concerning which I am telling you beforehand, even as I have also said in the past, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
24 #But those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
25 If we live by the Spirit, we should also be walking by the Spirit.
THOSE WHO WANT TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE REALITY OF THE LIFE OF HIS SPIRIT MUST ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE CRUCIFIED BY GOD UNTIL THEY ARE NO LONGER INFLUENCED BY THE LUST OF THE FLESH, THE PRIDE OF THIS LIFE AND THE LUST OF THEIR EYES.
James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Therefore, whoever desires to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 Or do you think that the scripture says in vain, “The spirit that dwells in us lusts with envy”?
6 But He gives greater grace. This is the reason it says, “God sets Himself against the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.”
7 Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double- minded!
9 Be grieved and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into grieving, and your joy into mourning.
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
Let it be clearly understood that those who do not follow the Lord by submitting to Him through obedience are NOT His disciples, they are as strangers before Almighty God and they are dressed in foreign apparel and this foreign apparel is known as the flesh because they are well acquainted with the world and the ways of the world but the Person of God and the ways of God are foreign to them, although they might be saved.
Remember friend you make the choice: Will you stand as a friend, a stranger or an enemy before His throne when you see Him face to face?
Did you know that Almighty God wants to be your best friend and did you know that His deepest desire is to capture your heart?
I want to share a divine encounter and experience that I had years ago when God the Father himself in Person came into my room to share His heart with me.
This encounter was His great mercy upon my life as He came to liberate my rebellious and idolatrous heart.
I was lying in my bed being angry at Him because I was still single and I was fed-up with the wilderness experience of my walk which is the dry season in our journey with God.
It is a season where the fleshly passions get dried up so that you may discover the TRUE FOUNTAIN OF LIVING WATER.
God is your personal Oasis of ecstasy, joy and explosive passion and He wants you to discover that.
It is amazing how easy it is to expose a persons heart by putting pressure on him and the Lord knows exactly what to do to expose you to yourself.
This is very good medication to heal the corruption of our sinful hearts.
As I was lying in my bed, drowning in my own personal pity party being deceived by my fleshly desire for a wife because I thought marriage was what I needed to be content and fulfilled at that stage of my life and it was my deepest desire, suddenly like a mighty rushing wind the Father, Jehovah God Almighty showed up in Person in my room.
His power took a hold of me and I ended up flat on my face in His Presence as if I was Adam returning to dust. He completely overwhelmed me with His awesome holy love and I broke out in tears as I found myself weeping like a child.
Then Almighty God started to speak. His voice burned like fire through me and the ecstasy of His divine love completely overwhelmed me. I was undone in the Presence of my Maker.
The Father spoke with a divine passion and intensity and as those words went through my entire being I found myself swallowed up and lost in the meaning and reality of what God was saying. He said;
“find the deepest desire of any man and you shall discover his god.”
Then He asked me; How can My love be shed abroad in your heart by My Spirit when your heart is so full of desires for other things?
Then He showed me a cup and said; How can I fill a cup when it is already full?
Then the Father said something so profound, so deep, so awesome and completely mindblowing that years later even today I am still overwhelmed and stunned every time I think of it – “My only quest and deepest desire has always been, just to capture the heart of man”
THE GREATEST AND SADDEST MISTAKE OF ANY PERSON IS THAT WE DO NOT REALIZE AND HAVE NOT BEEN AWAKENED TO THE FACT THAT GOD IS HIS GREATEST PERSONAL OVERWHELMING GIFT TO MAN, BUT HOW WILL HE FILL US WITH HIMSELF UNLESS WE ALLOW HIM FIRST TO EMPTY US OF OURSELVES?
Last week suddenly it was like heaven opened inside of me and Father caused me to glimpse the reality of that which is written within this revelation and I was completely stunned, undone and overwhelmed because while He caused me to bask in the ecstasy of His divine Person and explosive love I suddenly realized for the first time how true it is what the Apostle Paul meant in Philippians 3:8 But then truly, I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as dung; that I may gain Christ (HE IS THE ULTIMATE GIFT 🎁)
9 And may be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is derived from law, but that righteousness which is by the faith of Christ—the righteousness of God that is based on faith;
10 That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
11 If by any means I may attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
We are as dead bones before God when we allow ourselves to be distracted and consumed by the idols of this world through which the god of this world operates to draw us away from discovering the glory of being brought into oneness with God.
GOD SAYS EMBRACE THE TRUTH WHICH CONFORMS YOU TO GODLINESS AND ASK AND ALLOW ME TO CONFORM YOU TO THE PATTERN, THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF MY SON WHICH INDEED IS THE GREATEST TREASURE THAT CAN BE GIVEN.
1 Timothy 6:3 If anyone teaches any different doctrine, and does not adhere to sound words, even those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the doctrine that is according to godliness,
4 He is proud and knows nothing. Rather, he has a morbid attraction to questions and disputes over words, from which come envy, arguments, blasphemy, wicked suspicions,
5 Vain reasonings of men who have been corrupted in their minds and are destitute of the truth—men who believe that gain is godliness. From such withdraw yourself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into the world, and it is evident that neither do we have the power to carry anything out of the world.
8 But having food and clothing, we should be satisfied with these,
9 For those who desire to become rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful lusts, which cause men to sink into destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is a root of all evils; by which some, while striving after riches, were seduced from the faith, and have impaled themselves with many sorrows.
11 But you, O man of God, flee these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of the faith! Take hold of eternal life to which you were also called, and did profess a good profession in the presence of many witnesses.