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In the beginning of my walk with God

By rdlb, 07 August 2016 · 3,023 views

In the beginning when I first came to acknowledge the existence of a "God" the first scripture that came to my mind was John 1:1. Interesting that this particular scripture was one of the few I had memorized as an Atheist. If I wanted to know God it would have to be through His Word and what ever Jesus did I must do, since Jesus was the pattern son.

Has this Christian life been difficult? Yes and no. If there was any difficulty it lay with my stubborn spirit and not with the Spirit of God/truth. with the greatest enthusiasm I poured "myself" into the scriptures. Studied Greek, OT languages and different translations and committed to memory thousands of scriptures. While attending the last church group I spent every spring, summer and early fall, as the weather permitted, out door to door with my Pastor. KJV Bible in hand we attempted to purge the temples of God of their false doctrines and present what we were so righteously presenting as the truth. As I have noted before on other posts with my replies, I was haughty against God's Holy Mountain and quit going door to door.

We spent two more years with this small group and received several personal prophesies concerning the ministries and gifts that were set within us.  Eventually God indicated that we were to be set on a new path and had to leave this group.  Most of the individuals in that group had thought we had left to start our own church, that was far from the truth.  It is interesting that when you follow a man, no matter how spiritual he is, when he passes on those that followed soon fell away.  I personally discovered from that experience to be more careful that I follow God and His Spirit revealed through His Word made flesh.  I find it comforting that His Word contains fathomless truths that can be explored and brought to fruition in one's life as one abides in Him.

As time passed I found that I had to leave behind the main stream orthodoxies and many of their belief systems.  I discovered far more Pharisees, Sadducees and biblical lawyers within them then I wanted to.  The more I took up and bore my cross and followed Him the less desire I had to serve self and this world.

1 Timothy 5:21-23, I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.



I found it odd at first that a person would be instructed to not drink water but a little wine.  As I reflected upon this I began to be quickened other scriptures that shed light upon this idea.

John 2 1:11, And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.   And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.   His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.   And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.   Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.   And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

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

Mark 14:22-25, And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

John 6:53-57, Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

Luke 17:20,21, And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

John 15:23, If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 12:22-27, But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.


I have learned to drink no longer water but a little wine for my stomachs sake and my often infirmities.  I was no longer a waterpot of stone containing water.  I recognized of Whom I had to do and Who's kingdom and temple He desired to dwell in.  I also discovered a process and pattern of discovery of the many mysteries contained "within" the literal printed word.  The metaphysical, allegorical, spiritually discerned and non-physically understood things of God.




You have discovered, my friend, what only God can teach you through His anointing... 1John 2:27

 

May you continue to find the good Lord's mysteries through His blessings and teachings...

Four decades of searching the scriptures, those particular scriptures Jesus indicated that would testify of Him.

 

John 5:39

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

 

 

While I pour over the NT in my preaching and studies, it was the OT scriptures Jesus was referring to.  

 

 

Luke 24:44

And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophetsand in thepsalms, concerning me.

Most people can't even grasp the concept of Levitical Law as a prophecy proclaiming Jesus. But only by searching Scripture with a desire to learn can we find Jesus as He resides throughout. Without searching and learning, He can never be allowed to be discovered within one's self. This is that Morning Star that arises within our heart. 

 

2Pe 1:19  We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

 

And we cannot ever learn these things by ourself. It is knowledge only of God. But with a sincerity of asking, seeking, and knocking, God will most assuredly give us the answers.

 

Mat 7:7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Mat 7:8  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

 

 

God does not reveal His knowledge to all. It is given solely to those who search. Those secrets of God's kingdom are kept secret and are only a mystery at the Beginning of faith...  but as we grow, and abide within His commandments, they are made manifest in us and are given us by our Father in Heaven as a Revelation of Jesus within... 

 

Rom 16:25  Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

Rom 16:26  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

 

 

As per the Scripture above... Paul perfectly understood the Revelation of Jesus, and how He is revealed within us. John also understood this concept by his writings describing the progression of one's faith in the Book of Revelation. Only with the good Lord's help can we truly grasp the idea that this, and only this, is that One True "Revelation of Christ".

 

May the good Lord bless you. 

The Second Coming within the Believer. 

Amen, my brother...

John 5:39

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

 

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

 

It is difficult to not judge according to the appearance, the letter kills but the Spirit gives life.

To know John 1:1 is to know God, and God is a spirit (John 4:24), but we must read, study, and "zayin" the carnal with a spiritual eye in order to discern that which is hidden within and reveal the same to those who are blinded by their own self-indulgent ignorance.  A slave I am, and a slave I will always be.

This journey, God has established. We are only nomads on the sands of seven, searching to bring ourselves and others to that eternal home. God bless...

 Heb 9:28  

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

 

Mat 16:28  

Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

 

Luk 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

 

Luk 17:20

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation.

 

Luk 17:21 

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

 

Far too many are looking in the wrong places for Him.

Far too many are looking in the wrong places for Him.

 

Amen, my brother. The words of Jesus live within you.

 

God's Spiritual Baptism is a Gift that needs to be continually sought. And if we reside there, we are witnesses to even greater things... 

 

Joh 1:51 And he says to him, Amen, amen, I say to you, From now on you shall see the heavens opening, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.

When one sees and perceives these angels (truths from the spirit of truth) they are not far from recognizing the kingdom of God within.

 

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.

 

This does include not judging according to the appearance but a righteous judgment.

This does include not judging according to the appearance but a righteous judgment.

 

Amen, again! And of this righteous judgment, we should know of first ourselves...

  • Righteousness and Judgement guards the way of the Lord (Gen_18:19)... of which ALL are subjected, even ourselves (Psa_7:8)...
  • And in the anger of the Lord I shall endure, for I have sinned against Him, until He does justice to my cause. And in executing my judgment, He will lead me into the Light, and I shall see HIS Righteousness (Mic_7:9)...
  • By knowing that God's Judgments are Righteous and the Truth, we are humbled (Psa_119:75)...
  • And to those who have come forward to Mount Zion, and to the City of the Living God–the Heavenly Jerusalem–and to the myriads of angels within that Festival, and to the assembly of the First-Born (those born again) of Heaven, it has been written: And God is the judge of all, and the spirits of the righteous are perfected (Heb_12:22-23)...

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