No Need To Hide From God

No Need To Hide From God

God our Father values relationship and He in no way intended for any person to hide from Him. On a daily basis, the Father communicated with Adam, and this was a normal way of life for man in the garden. The Father’s voice was his strength, direction, sustenance, protection, and everything else he needed. There was no such thing as mere subsistence survival in the garden. Within the confines of the garden, man living in direct communion with the Spirit enjoyed a life of abundance. It was only after he sinned by listening to a voice other than the Father’s that he hid himself from the Father. Ever since, man has hidden himself from the Father whenever he chooses to live in a sinful manner.

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When God Is For Us

When God Is For Us

Knowing the Father and having His heart far outweighs anything else we could ever want in life. He is the fullness of peace that gives us rest, love that is unconditional, and joy that is unspeakable. He is rich in mercy, abundant in grace, and a delight even in His corrections. As we walk with Him, following the path that is set before us, fear has no place to misguide or dictate our steps; rather, we proceed with boldness, confident in the knowledge that the greatest power and authority in heaven or on earth accompanies us. If the Father is for us, nothing can be against us.

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Being Shaped By God

Being Shaped By God

The Father is Spirit, and there is nothing biological in Spirit. In order to understand and know the Spirit, we must open the eyes of our heart, and that can come only by believing. Scripture employs anthropomorphic language to describe the Father, attributing to Him physical characteristics such as a head, hands, or feet. This is to help us further understand who the Father is by utilizing language we understand as embodied humans relating to other embodied humans. Indeed, the Father fashioned and made us with His hands. The time He put into making us is beyond human rationale because He made each of us unique. When the Father fashioned us, He created us as a unity of spirit, soul, and body. Man in the garden was a spirit being clothed in flesh. It was only after he sinned that he started to see himself as body, soul, and spirit. As sons of God who have been reconciled in Christ, we recognize that we are no ordinary creatures, but extraordinary spirit beings.

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Becoming A People Of Truth

Becoming A People Of Truth

Growing in the Father daily means that our spirit man is increasing in its capacity. Inwardly, we possess a resolve and a strength that is invisible, while outwardly our posture changes as we display the nature and character of the Father more and more each day. His voice is a prerequisite to our spiritual growth and provides all the sustenance we will ever need. As we grow daily in Him, continuous changes take place within our framework. It is vital that we don’t become stuck with what we know (or think we know) and assume that the Father cannot speak in other ways.

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Being Influenced

Being Influenced

Apprehending the Father will cost you something. To attain Him means that you will be misunderstood by those who have chosen to live by a worldly standard. There are also those who call themselves believers but live contrary to the life of the Holy Spirit. Becoming a mouthpiece for the Father is a glorious aspect of our journey as His children. He speaks to us individually; He shares things with us about His people, and about those who do not know Him; He makes us privy to many of His secrets. However, at times when we don’t see positive, favorable things taking place quickly, we too easily begin to question the Father and distrust His promises. Complaining (and quitting) is always easier than continuing to climb the sometimes arduous steps of progressive growth in the Father.

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God’s Word Sustains Us Through Anything

God’s Word Sustains Us Through Anything

The journey toward righteous rule is never easy. This is the road less traveled, and along the way there are many obstacles to face. Going in one’s own strength is tedious, painstaking, and, ultimately, self-defeating. A matter of sad truth is the fact that many people who receive the Father and come to know Him sometimes walk away from Him. They surrender to the cares of the world and allow them to overwhelm their perspective of Him. Going against the very proclamation that they once made, they become non-believers of the Father’s words.

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Leadership Conflict

Leadership Conflict

The world has its own ideas regarding leadership and has produced countless thousands of pages on the subject. There is as well a godly biblical view of leadership, about which also much has been written. It is vital that we look to the scriptures to see what the Father says to His children about leadership. Authentic Kingdom leaders cannot function from a dualistic place. They will be led either by the Holy Spirit or by their own souls, meaning their own aspirations and ambitions. In the natural sense, a shepherd is a person who leads and cares for sheep. Yet, the Father called those whom He raised to lead and care for people shepherds.

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Discerning Deception

Discerning Deception

The Father’s words are forever precious; there is nothing like them. Every syllable He speaks is “Truth,” for there is no deceit in Him. He raises up people to represent Him by becoming His voice to a people whom He has called out. Prior to Christ’s coming, the Holy Spirit moved only upon certain men or women whom the Father spoke to. They in turn conveyed to individuals, tribes, or nations what the Father had said. But it has never been the Father’s final intention to speak only to “certain” individuals…

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God Keeps His Promises

God Keeps His Promises

Our Father loves to engage us by speaking. This stands in striking contrast to many other religions, whose adherents chant, cut themselves, and offer sacrifices to appease or cajole their gods into acting on their behalf. Many of the manifestations they see are accomplished by the power of the soul. In the Genesis account of creation, no sacrifice was needed on Adam’s part to engage the Father.

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