Saturday, September 13, 2008

Living in the Real World


Each and every part/person, making up the family of God, every sibling has been grace wired with an intricacy that only God is able to accomplish.
There is not one person having been grace-wired by the Father that I can not learn something from.

In pondering on this, it came to me, that if I/we do not rightly discern the church, which is His body as it talks about in Corinthians, we will actually be allowing very unneeded repercussions to do damage to it.
I realize the scriptures used in my reference are used in the remembrance, partaking of what folks call, “The Lord’s Supper, but I am seeing something far more than a oft repeated memorial service.

In my opinion the norm for the child of God, his ‘birth-right’ is revelation, a intuitive harmonious flow, out from our inner spirit-union with the Father.
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but buy Every word that flows from the mouth of God.” Jesus said, “I am the true bread of heaven“, and I further believe, He is now in us, which is refereed to as ‘the hidden’ manna.

While waiting for my wife at lunch time to bring her home, the thought crossed my mind, ‘If I am unable to discern-see by revelation the Church, which is His body in its true beauty and wonder, then I will inadvertently only obscure and cloud the issue even further by adding more scaffolding to that which is already blinding so many.’

It has come to my understanding over the past while that when (and maybe not totally confined to this event) Paul was stoned and left for dead, being caught up into the heavenly realm, it was there he was entrusted with the Father’s blue-print of the finished and perfect Church. A shadow type of this was when God gave Moses the blue-print for the tent of meeting and later the Tabernacle and everything associated with it.
I am inclined to believe that is something that didn’t come to an end when Paul left the building, planet; this blue-print has never been altered or changed.

Once again the heart beat of the spirit is resonating within me so loudly I am afraid I might burst with joy. Knowing Papa is making known His patent, his blue-print to those who want Him alone, and not ’their’ own kingdoms!
Oh how we stand in such a needy place Father God, in Jesus name I ask that you would richly and lavishly pour out from your spirit deep within us your church, the spirit of wisdom and revelation, in the TRUE knowledge of your son Christ Jesus, that our inner most being would be flooded with light, seeing and knowing that with you, ALL things are possible.


Pardon my French here, but the poop is going to hit the fan unlike anything Christendom has ever witnessed, as the chaff of religion and its works are exposed through the foolish, weak, base things, us His church. Just as He said, “In the world you WILL have trouble, but be of good cheer, for I have over come the world.”
Also, the gates of hell will rise up against His ordered blue-print for the Church, but they will NOT prevail.



Religion is big business-duh, there are so many wanting the inside straight knowing of how to make ‘their’ church grow. First, it isn’t ‘their’ church in the first place, and second, what I am seeing is that anything that has nothing to do with His perfect Church is going to be done away with much like what Michael Angelo said in response to him being question regarding a famous statue he created. “I simply saw the horse inside, trapped within the marble, I merely chipped, removed everything away that kept it captive.”

Even so Lord, COME!

Rich

I wasn’t going to say anything more here, until I listened to the this pod (sowing and reaping) cast for the 4th time, and this time I believe I heard Father speaking to me loud and clear through Brad and Wayne’s conversation. It fits in well with the above thoughts.
They were talking about how so many believers are convinced because of whatever reasons, God is unable to move in their town, county, country where ever. Wayne goes on to say, “God can take over, God’s spirit is already moving, living, thriving where you live. The question is not, is he moving here, it’s really whether I’m seeing it or not, and if I’m not, God would you open my eyes and let me see.”

He is among us, he is among His people, it does not get any closer than where He is, in us as us.

8 comments:

Tracy Simmons said...

"Knowing Papa is making known His patent, his blue-print to those who want Him alone, and not ’their’ own kingdoms!"

Rich, I really think this point of yours is so key. I'm actually not that interested in his blue-print right now, I just want Him, but I do think He is looking for those that don't want their own kingdoms, or even worse, their own kingdoms PLUS His. That never goes over well with Him, you know? :)

Amy said...

Rich,
Aah...I love this entry about being "Grace-Wired." What a beautiful term to describe it as.

As I was reading, I began to think about what you said here:
"There is not one person having been grace-wired by the Father that I can not learn something from."

Sometimes, I feel that some (certainly only a few) older than myself, tend to communicate to me in a one-up manner. Yes, I know I'm younger than many believers, but I'm not THAT young. Sometimes I feel like there tends to be "age-discrimination" in that those older than me believe that I have to "live longer" in order to understand the things they do. While I DO completely and humbly acknowledge that with time and experience we all grow wiser, my heart sometimes sighs that they may not understand that I understand, perhaps more than they think I do. Grant it, I don't know everything (who does??!!), and of course, we ALL know different things, different aspects, areas, pieces of life than one another. (One more reason why it's such a beautiful thing for members to share their thoughts and ideas).

Anyways, lately Papa has been showing me another angle of Grace: one who is older demonstrates grace to one who is younger, when he/she takes them seriously, does not "talk down" to them (in writing or speaking), certainly puts forth their ideas in order to perhaps be a catalyst for the younger to "see" something new...but yet, the older one will, at the same time will acknowledge when they have learned or been shown something new by the Holy Spirit through the younger one.

But getting back to your blog, aahhh..I just LOVED what you said here:
"Once again the heart beat of the spirit is resonating within me so loudly I am afraid I might burst with joy. Knowing Papa is making known His patent, his blue-print to those who want Him alone, and not ’their’ own kingdoms!"

Cool!

And I couldn't help but chuckle at: "...the poop is going to hit the fan unlike anything Christendom has ever witnessed, as the chaff of religion and its works are exposed through the foolish, weak, base things, us His church."

...yet at the same time, I totally agree! Let Religion be exposed and crumble! May all those in the Body find and LIVE in the Truth of Freedom, Love and Grace in walking in relationship with Father, Son & Holy Spirit!

Finally, Amen! I completely see how relevant what W&B said on the "Sowing & Reaping" podcast was so relevant to this. Indeed, He is already working things out...drawing people by the bunches to TRUE life in and with Him.

P.S. Rich, I've noticed that you use some of the most neat pictures I've seen (like this one, as well). May I ask, what website are you finding and downloading them from???

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com

Rich said...

Tracy,

When I use the word 'blue-print' (maybe a poorly choose word) what I envision-see, is what He Has perfectly fashioned, designed and completed, the Church which IS His body.

I to this day hear how the church is not this or that, how imperfect the 'church' is, that is the truth apart from seeing it in His heart.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see as Papa sees!

As long as we continue to operate out of our natural, soulish reasoning’s, we will be kept with an imprisoned clouded mind.

Here is something brewing right now in my heart, hopefully something I might further attempt to bring out from a mere composite view into a more tangible presence.
This is from Luke 9:28-36, my favourite of the 3 recorded eye witness accounts.
What am seeing is we all fear being as it were brought into clouded situations, but they are most necessary as it was then, it says, “verse 34-While he thus spoke, there came a CLOUD, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. Verse 35-And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, HEAR HIM!

Right now as it has been and IS, there is way to much distraction in the minds of His chosen ones, we may not be all that excited over Moses and Elijah, but we too have our great ones that have become in my opinion subtle distractions from seeing and hearing Him, the Father of our spirit.
I too join in with our brother Paul’s heart cry for the Church which IS His body; “For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin.
But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.”

Just a few thoughts J

Rich said...

Amy,

When I read/heard what Papa was saying through your words, my heart BROKE, I am still weeping, it is difficult to type and cry at the same time.
This connection I/we have as his body is NOT restricted or limited by anything including the www-net, I want to bow before the Father, our Father in you and all of His children who have been violated and rejected, scorned by the elder brother spirit, and humbly as your forgiveness in His name!

I trust in this reconciliation ALL shame/blame/rejection will fall by the way side in light of His healing, restoring Love.

Amy, Tracy and everyone else reading and plodding along in this journey of living Loved, I am SO encouraged in seeing and hearing His heart-voice so clearly.
I am truly blessed as your brother in Him.

Rich said...

Amy,

When I read/heard what Papa was saying through your words, my heart BROKE, I am still weeping, it is difficult to type and cry at the same time.
This connection I/we have as his body is NOT restricted or limited by anything including the www-net, I want to bow before the Father, our Father in you and all of His children who have been violated and rejected, scorned by the elder brother spirit, and humbly as your forgiveness in His name!

I trust in this reconciliation ALL shame/blame/rejection will fall by the way side in light of His healing, restoring Love.

Amy, Tracy and everyone else reading and plodding along in this journey of living Loved, I am SO encouraged in seeing and hearing His heart-voice so clearly.
I am truly blessed as your brother in Him.

Tracy Simmons said...

Great explanation, Rich!

Amy said...

Rich,
Ohh...I'm touched that you were so deeply moved.
But, I do want to reassure you that I was in no way speaking of YOU in my comment. You have always been so inclusive and loving in all your interactions and comments with me!
So, my dear brother, no worries!!

Blessings,
~Amy :)
http://amyiswalkinginthespirit.blogspot.com

Rich said...

Amy,

Aren't you gald that the "age-discrimination" has been done away with in Christ?

This too is in my opinion all part of having the eyes of our heart opned, being able to NO longer know anyone after the flesh.

The religious god's that are mental are much more difficult to destroy than those made of metal.

My apology was on behalf of all who have been treated less than believable because of age-discrinination.