Life-Style Upgrade

But as money must be spent to change a life-style, so the Spirit must be active to change the style of life.

Meditation Thought: These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. (1 Corinthians 2:10)

The gift of the Spirit as the means of affecting every area of a life can be compared to the gift of money in the world: the money can be applied to purchase goods which can be completely life-changing as to the style of living. And so the Spirit changes the style of life, not just a minute area. But as money must be spent to change a life-style, so the Spirit must be active to change the style of life. The knowledge to activate the Spirit is easy to find: the difficulty lies in our willingness to deny our human willfulness to dictate what we will think and say and do, and instead to yield to God’s will, and especially to accept the manner of His teaching.

We would choose to learn with little effort having our lessons all laid out before us, without our research any commitment on our part. But this is not the way we learn in depth, in a depth that takes the lesson learned beyond the ‘head knowledge’ and extends it to ‘heart knowledge’, making it a part of our actions as well as our mind.

It is the Spirit that keeps us researching, who leads us to new discoveries and resources. We must ask His help – and accept it and heed His instructions in order to learn the lesson, and having learned it, to make it a life-changing element in our lives.

Guaranteed Supplement Strength

Grow into a tree that stands firm in the storms; one that shelters.

Meditation Thought: “The desert and the parched land will be glad;
    the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; (Isaiah 35:1-2)

Life – life – life- the dormant seed of your life comes into true Life when Jesus is injected by the invitation of the seed to let Him in.

Grow – grow into a glorious testimony of the ways of the Lord: into a fruitful tree; a tree that shelters, that stands firm in the storms. Take your nourishment that you may grow: the Word, the obedience, the works, the heart-attitude – these are the supplements that make you stronger than you are without your Lord being within you – for these are the ways He constantly fills you with His Presence.

Do not look for supplements where the simple look: to the world. Those supplements will harm you, render you weak and ineffective, fruitless and sparsely leaved, as a blight.

Send your roots down, searching deeply for the foundation of the Truth to uphold you that you might fulfill the potential that was contained in the seed of your birth.

Rehearse, Practice, Perform

The wisdom on the ages is set before you; will you partake?

Meditation Thought: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

The wisdom on the ages is set before you; will you partake? It is the background for the action taking place in your life – its presence affects your performance. Your performance affects your audience.

Come, the time is ripe to be directed into a great performance of the Father’s will – you have been rehearsing, practicing, now come the years in your life of the performance of what you have been learning. Each performance brings its own peculiarities, its own joys and hazards – but always the Director is in charge – if you will listen to Him, that the performance of the moment is the only performance to be considered for it it be as effective as possible to you and to your audience.

You know not the effects of your performance, you must believe with all your heart that the instructions of your Director are bringing your performance to exquisite perfection that it may bring enlightenment and appreciation into all who see it, that they might rise up to give glory to the Author, and recognition to the Director, how by His own direct example demonstrates to you how you are to perform. Will you obey the Director, trusting His judgment is better than yours?

The Key is in Leverage

Rely on My experience. As we move together, harmoniously and joyfully, we expand our effectiveness.

Meditation Thought: “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.” (Romans 14:13)

“Take my yoke, for it is designed to carry much more as we go in double-yoke than you can carry alone. Concentrate on perfecting your movements in coordination, not looking back as to the character of the load, or as to its size. It matters not: as we pull together, coming to know each other and how to work together, we will pull larger and larger loads, loads which would be difficult were it not for My knowledge of how to manage them.

Rely on My experience in hauling every type of load, and every quantity of load – simply imitate my movements by closely observing all I do. The key is in leverage: the use of the abilities the Father created in the proper manner and in the proper sequence, according to the principles of Spirit and matter which He reveals through Me to you. By My obedience unto suffering and unto death, I have perfected in human form the movements in harmony with these principles. As by faith you yoke yourself to Me, you feel My movements tugging on you. Adjust yourself to feel comfortable and coordinated with My movements.

As we move together, harmoniously and joyfully, we expand our effectiveness step by step through your life on earth. Thus is the Father’s will done on earth as it is in heaven.

Infinitely More Healthy

Obedience is easier when the Word is saturating your mind and subconscious.

Meditation Thought: “…present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. (Romans 12:1)

As you can learn to bring health by proper nutrition, so you can learn to bring health by proper spiritual food: you are ‘wonderfully made’ – many interrelated and interacting parts, which need to be kept is good working order. Sin would rob you of the best health of body, mind and spirit. By the sacrifice of choosing what is healthy instead of choosing what is appealing at that moment, you bring the blessing of the peace of a healthy body, mind and spirit. The healthy foods are all listed in your nutritional handbook: Read it every day that your choice of all the foods may be healthy: the physical food, the spiritual food. Only by the power of obedience to God being released can you have the willpower to choose healthy foods over those which are deceitfully appealing as prepared by Satan.

Obedience is easier when the Word is saturating your mind and subconscious. ‘Brainwash’ yourself with the Word, for this kind of cleansing of old sinful thoughts will purify your mind and renew it with the thoughts of the Father being fed into it. His thoughts prompt actions which are within His will, and acting in His will is the presentation of a holy body to Him as sacrifice. You sacrifice your own will but in doing so, His will is given to you – and His will is infinitely more healthy, more desirable, more rewarding to you than your own will.

Select with Care

The peace of the Holy Spirit shall put a spring in your step and a song in your heart: is this not what all people seek?

Meditation Thought: “Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.” (Romans 6:17-18)

“As a slave in the house belonging to Sin, you stumbled in gloom and disorder, were confused by conflicting orders, were apprehensive of consequences of your actions.

In your new house of Righteousness, there is light by which to see, order which eases the flow of movement, the orders given to you are clear, interrelated so as to accomplish a common goal, and thus you can be at ease, confident, satisfied and have the joy of working within such a household.

Do not be lured by Sin’s calls to you, lying about the true nature of his household – trying to deceive you into believing that something there has been changed, that it would not be so bad to return there, that there are some new enticements and incentives worth pursuing.

Be diligent in your performance of duties in the house of Righteousness. More is required of you – and also more will be rewarded to you: seek to serve righteousness and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall be yours. The peace of the Holy Spirit shall put a spring in your step and a song in your heart: is this not what all people seek?”

Promises Kept

The method of fulfilling the requirements to move God’s word of promise to God’s works completed is: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Meditation Thought: “No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:20-22)

A promise is only a potential until it is believed enough to be acted upon. Your belief prompting you to action, despite obstacles arising against that action, is the means of the promise moving from potential to actual. The actions take to fulfill God’s promises have a power found nowhere else, for these actions are backed by a guarantee of success by the One who promised. His power is the one power that can adapt to any obstacle which might thwart fulfillment of the promise. But the power must be activated by faith when an obstacle is encountered. The promise is true but it comes into fulfillment only when the one promised cooperates in making it come true by fulfilling the requirements set down by the Promiser. If the promise is not fulfilled, it is not due to the promise being false, nor the Promiser being unable to keep His promise: it is due to the ‘promisee’ not fully following the requirements needed for the progression from spoken word to actual deed. The method of fulfilling the requirements to move God’s word of promise to God’s works completed is: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.”

The Connecting Link

Lack of full knowledge does not preclude the receipt of some knowledge.

Meditation Thought: “ …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith.” (Romans 3:23-25)

“Jesus, Jesus, Jesus – the world cannot contain, nor explain, the connotation of the Name: only in the glories and wisdom of heaven can this be comprehended. But lack of full knowledge does not preclude the receipt of some knowledge. Seek the meaning, the power, the love in the name of Jesus and all this name represents: this name is the gold, the key, the satisfaction, the fulfillment, the goal for which all seek, whether it is recognized or not.

Praise, praise, praise – praise intensifies trust and trust intensifies faith and faith intensifies the conforming of your will to My will for you: our wills emmeshed, fitting together into one harmonious, beautiful, strong and loving expression of My Spirit living within you and working within you and manifesting Myself through you into the world. For this purpose did Jesus Christ appear as man, suffer as man, die as man – and then reappear and does appear as Spirit, to guide you to the safety and to the joy of salvation forevermore, peace in your time on earth and the realization of love and grace, in earth and in heaven.

As you take the Word into your mind, it transforms your mind to conform it to the mind of Christ, whose mind is conformed to the Father’s will and instruction. Christ is the connecting link between the Divine will and the free will; between the Original and the image; between the Eternal and the temporal. The connection between Myself as Father and Christ as Son is ever firm, the connection between Christ and each soul is ever possible. It depends upon only one factor: each soul must choose to plug into that source of power which is waiting, which is visible and available, made so by My love and My grace and My wisdom.

Will you connect yourself firmly and continuously to this power? If so, your shining light will reveal the method of connection, the possibility of connection, the desirability of connection to all who know you.

I would have you be a powerful light: choose to make effort to be that light, connected and My power flowing through you will change your life from one of a life-light turned to “off” and a life-light turned to “on”. You need the connection of the Way and the switch in you turned to “on” by the infilling of the Spirit to shine powerfully and fully as you were designed to do.”

Travel Plans

I am with you to help you around, over or through all obstacles.

Meditation Thought: “For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he has set forth in Christ as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things to him, things in heaven and things on earth.” (Ephesians 1:9-10)

“When you start along a highway, you can only trust that it reaches the destination you desire – you cannot see that destination. The only way you can experience the reality of the highway leading to this destination is to travel it, despite distractions and detours.

Experience the reality of the highway of My people! Many have travelled it before you, and written of the Way. Their experiences will aid you, encourage you. Read every book, seek every source of information of how to travel the road of My believers which leads to Me. You can move swiftly, accurately, confidently if you use every means at your disposal to make the journey be all that I intended it to be: exciting, but releasing a confidence of peace in the trust of My help along the way for every roadblock Satan sets before you.

Take each step in trust, knowing that I am with you to help you around, over or through all obstacles which would keep you from the destination. But your free will is the key to being stuck or to moving on when you encounter an obstacle. Pause, think, pray every time anything slows your movement. Together we shall move to the completion of the journey – slowly or speedily, pleasantly or painfully, confidently or hesitantly, inspiringly or ploddingly, in good humor or grumbling, trustingly or doubtfully – the manner of the movement depends upon you. Jesus has travelled the way and made His travelogue available that the pitfalls may be avoided, that the road may be well-marked for you. But if you do not consult His book nor look at His signs, you stumble and detour – and wonder why the trip is difficult.

Read your instructions, heed your instructions, fill yourself with the power of the Spirt to move you – opening your mind, your heart, your will to heavenly fuel – but closing them to the blandishments, the deceits, the temptations of the fuel offered by Satan. You have the knowledge of which is good fuel and which is evil fuel if you are in My Word and My Will. You are in My Word and My Will if you are walking in the steps of My Son. He has prepared the way that you might come quickly, even easily, to our Kingdom. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you: if you adhere to His steps, if you seek His nourishment, you walk in the Kingdom extended along from spiritual to physical, reaching into a portion of the Kingdom while you are moving toward the fulness of the Kingdom.”

Clear Vision

Gently, ever so gently…

Meditation Thought: “I send you to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light.” (Acts 26:18)

“See, my child, clearly, and to far distances, that you may help others to remove the lids that are so tightly closed. Use the warmth of My love flowing through your hands placed over those lids, to relax the tightened muscles. Lubricate the crusted sin holding them by your forgiveness as I have forgiven you. Gently, ever so gently, place your hand and move the lid by your words, your actions, your ministries.

Do not move ahead of My instructions, or you will cause pain, and resistance to your movements. Each lid is a special case – a particular condition, and only I can see into the interior structure. My x-ray perception is needed for you to know how to best move to open the eye. Some eyes will open suddenly, as did Paul’s, some will open gradually, as did yours. But I would open all eyes if I have clear-visioned stewards to reach every closed lid.

Keep your own vision clear through obedience to My rules of health: remove any crust of sin by prayer for forgiveness after your heart repents, open your lid by obedience to My will as you understand it, focus by concentrating on My Word, expand your range of vision by performing loving ministries. Only then can I use you to open lids of others. My Kingdom is always here and now, for those who open their eyes to see it. But Satan would blind by rebellion, by sin, by ignorance, by selfishness, by pride. Flee from him – turn to Me, that you may see and lead others to see the Kingdom and My glory, praising in thanksgiving the depth of My love, and the expanse of My grace.”

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