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6 “ ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
7 “ ‘You shall have no other gods before me.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Dt 5:6–7). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

5 I am the LORD, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Is 45:5). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

4 But I am the LORD your God
from the land of Egypt;
you know no God but me,
and besides me there is no savior.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ho 13:4). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Mk 12:28–30). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

One focus.
When I was young, I was trained one thing. To just have one focus. Just God. Everything is related and turns back to God. He is the only existence in my heart and mind. He fills everything that is everything in my thoughts and words and life. Everything I see and do is only related to God. When everything in your mind and thoughts and life is God and only God, there is nothing and no one but God.
Do you get this?
Probably not.
Are you here?
I’ve always and ever been here.
This must be something they call grace.
It’s a life style. It’s a life. The only life. The single life. If there is only God, what else is there but God. Everything you look at and try to smell and think about, leads back to God. He becomes my only existence. He becomes the only ONE.
How strange I thought this morning that when I woke up there was no singing but just God’s voice.

I AM the Lord your God. There are no strange gods before you.

The first commandment.

This was the very basis I lived, first and foremost when I was little. So little. And this was the only commandment I was asked to focus on.
Just God and only God and nothing and no one else.
What a good start I had, right!

 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Mk 12:28–30). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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When all is stripped away, what is left.
Y’all did that bible study, did you not?

Only Jesus.
Just Jesus.
The Christ.
Messiah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0a9T0UtJBQ

I tell you it pays to sit in the front and pay attention.
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When all my friends were goofing around, all I was doing was paying attention. You study less and know more when you pay attention. It’s scientifically proven. Fact.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jas8siNG3Bo

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The Two Minute Gospel

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13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, m“You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and agave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, clove one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for

“All flesh is like grass
and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
and the flower falls,
25  but the word of the Lord remains forever.”

And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (1 Pe 1:13–25). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

It truly has been a really tough journey for me to get to where I’ve come to.

It’s all by the grace of God that none may boast. 

Yesterday, after constant prayer, I was tired and arrived at Sunday School. I was given two young teenagers who are not believers. It’s strange for us as all our kids believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. 

It was heart-breaking as a young teenager who used to come but discontinued, came and told me she does not believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Yet, when I had seen her last, her prayer was to grow more in her spiritual life. 

You see, in my twenties when I taught Sunday School for five years. I had these twenty kids. Eight year olds and after a year, they all believed and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. 

A hundred eight year olds. They all prayed in the Spirit. Their prayers were awesome. 

So, I cried. 

For this soul. I cried out mercy for this soul. 

If there is anything I do best, is, preach the Gospel. In its power. A simple gospel.

I was equipped in my twenties to preach a simple gospel. It was explained that the concentration of a person who does not believe is only a two to three minute window and then they will lose the desire to listen more. I preached twice around the world and to anyone who would listen to the Gospel. 

The power is in the Gospel. To trust the Word of God. Jesus comes in power. His power and not ours as human beings. Trust in the Word of God. It goes forth and does not come back void. 

The other teenager accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour and said the sinner’s prayer after three weeks with us. But I’ve not worked with her at all.

And all I could hear in the Spirit was this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nh1_LSHOdw

In all the years that I’ve preached the Word, the Gospel, it has never failed to amaze me how Jesus calls those to Himself. All I have to do is preach these simple words. Draw this simple picture. And ask them a few simple questions. 

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So I gave her a hug and welcomed her into the kingdom of God. 

God, He is an amazing God.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjMfo_lTElc

And all I could think about was ….

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To Attain The Mind Of Christ

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Wisdom from the Spirit

6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of ithe rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written,

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has mprepared nfor those who love him”—

10 these things oGod has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now rwe have received not sthe spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this tin words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 
14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (1 Co 2:6–16). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

Jesus’ Banner Over Me Is Love

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4  He brought me to the banqueting house,
and his banner over me was love.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (So 2:4). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

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4  May he grant you your heart’s desire
and fulfill all your plans!
5  May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ps 20:4–5). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

4  You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love,
lovely as Jerusalem,
awesome as an army with banners.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (So 6:4). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

So, I woke up this morning and this is what I heard from the heavens. Light. Not blasting. Soft sound. JESUS is calling me into this intimate place. And then He talked about last Sunday at our worship. We had some words about worship and I was asked to teach what worship is about. The thing is, worship for me is so totally different and those who are like me. Or, me, like them.
Worship is about being so in love with Jesus that we see Him daily. Touch Him. Some touch His feet. Hands. Face. I kiss Jesus. You would probably wonder why would I dare to kiss Jesus’ lips. Am I a heretic? Indeed not. Do you know that I was instructed by the prophets to kiss Jesus’ lips? Kiss His lips. Kiss His lips. Go right up and kiss His lips. Do you not think that they kiss His lips, therefore, me, after them, kiss His lips.
Our worship is not about being in the front of the church.
It’s about going up to Jesus and kissing His lips.
It’s about touching Him and seeing Him and ministering to Christ.
The highest calling.
This is the highest calling a person can attain in the kingdom of God.
We can do all our ministries. We can study till we know Scripture back to front and front to back. We can be the best holy person the world has ever known.
But to minister to Christ is the highest calling you can attain in God’s kingdom.
Going up to Him, with our unveiled faces. Drawing so close and personal that not only do we touch Him, but, most importantly, He touches us in the places of our hearts that we did not know existed until the God who with His very own hands created us, the only one who can change our lives.
There is a lot of spiritual warfare in this place. Not so much within us but from without. From the outside.
The devil will use any means to get people to hate us. Dislike us. Stop us from worshiping in this place.
Why?
As I’ve been led to understand in all the years, the devil does not want us to attain our highest calling in life.
To seek Christ and Him alone.
What can I say when opposition meets me face to face.
I smile in my heart and worship more and harder and meet Christ more often than ever.
I could call God’s glory down down down.
Do you not think that I do not have the authority?
After so many years.
Do not be deceived.
When the light of Christ is with me continuously and constantly, I stop myself. I do not call for the glory of the Lord to fall down. Nor do I push any of my children into the holy place anymore. Cos when I push them in, they are in. At the feet of Christ in His throne room, in Revelations.
When they are in it is because they are ready and Christ has called them.
It takes time to arrive at this destination.
Everything comes at a cost.

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Do not underestimate the calling of my children in this place of holiness.
A child, Keifer, went for his interview and the teacher asked him why he wanted to come to their christian Methodist school. He thought and thought and thought. He had forgotten what his mum had taught him to say. He said, I want to pray to God. What he really meant was that he wanted to worship God.
All, stand on holy ground and it is Jesus who takes them to His side.
Children are the best in the world to meet Jesus, face to face.
Do you know that if there is any offense in us, it is not us they are offended with. Jesus is the offense. 
Take everything back to Scripture. 

32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone, 33 as it is written,

“Behold, I am laying in Zion ya stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense;
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ro 9:30–33). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

Do not underestimate those Jesus have called to His side. He called them to His side. He equips them. He talks to them. They talk to Him. His ear and eyes are inclined unto them. So is theirs.
I will not give up the ground Jesus had called us to.
What do you think I will say to my children who worship. When you see Jesus, face to face, like me, like I was asked to, go up to Jesus and kiss His lips.
The thing is, if you are called to this place, you’ll do it anyways. It would be the reaction you would want to do as you’d be so in awe of Jesus. All you would want to do is to draw closer to Christ and Him alone.
We are a called people empowered by the Holy Spirit by fire like in the Acts 2.

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http://www.wavesofworshipflagministry.com/Purpose—Use.html

http://maranathalife.com/teaching/jew-danc.htm

http://bannersfortheshepherd.com/bfts.asp?keyword=Teaching

http://www.livingwordsa.org/church/about-us/how-we-worship

http://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1994/lift-banner-land-banners-and-paraments-can-enhance-worship

http://bannersfortheshepherd.com/bfts.asp?keyword=Colors

http://www.secretplaceministries.org/pages/genre/creative-arts/worship-flags-banners.html

You can read all there is about lifting up a banner to Jesus. In the end it is the heart that Jesus desires of us. Our all. All of ourselves. Without surrendering to the King of kings and Lord of lords, there is no way you can draw close to the Lord God Almighty. His glory and His light will not be upon you. This will be obvious to all who see you. 

In experience of worship together as one in Christ Jesus, with our pastors and leaders, we are able to attain the mind of Christ. The heart of Christ. Christ, Himself. His Presence. His Glory. His Light. 

This is no small feat. 

What for?

Like in Ezekiel.

Like all Scripture.

That all may know that I AM God. 

The inward shines forth outwards to all the nations. 

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Run With The Horses

The Rider on a White Horse

11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. 13 He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the wine-press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Re 19:11–16). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

The Purifying Word Of God

16 April 2013 Holy Spirit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0mPk_3dXSg

O can you hear it? 

So bright and clear the singing from the heavens. I’ve been studying Scripture and learning things  I did not know before. It’s getting easier and easier. The words are getting more and more difficult but it’s getting easier and easier. It looks like Primary School stuff now. O my body is so tired and I wondered why. Jesus told me that I’m being purified and sanctified by His Word. What perfect timing! It may have been last night or the night before when the essay was about Jesus being the Word. I’m being purified by the fire of the Word of God. By the divine Presence of God, from the inside out. 

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So, as the day progressed …….. do you know what the symbol in your bible for the Gospel is. 

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Right in the middle of everyone I wanted to blast the Gospel, like that loudspeaker there.

Jesus was crucified.
He died.
He rose from the dead.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world
That He gave His one and only Son
That whoever believes in Him
Shall not perish 
But have eternal life
John 3:16

Just like that. Keep the Gospel as simple as can be and believe the power of Christ who lives in me.

And right in the middle of all of this. I hear, I believe in You. I believe that Jesus Christ is LORD.

We do not need to go to all the nations in today’s day and age to preach Christ crucified for the forgiveness of sins. Our platform is right here in our homes on our computer. And this is what is so great about being in today’s point in time. Everybody knows. 

Scripture Is Glorious! Absolutely Glorious!

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In my twenties I likened myself to a hippo. I loved wallowing in the seaside or the pool. I loved to sink deep deep deep deep deep and was fascinated by the hippo who spent more of its life in the mud of the banks of the river.
When I study God’s Word, it’s like this for me. I wallow and twist and turn and learn. It’s glorious. Scripture is glorious. I love Scripture.
It’s like sinking my teeth deep in a burger. You know. The first bite. Then the next and the next and the next.
It’s like the hippo just not leaving the sandy, muddy waters and just basking there. Like forever. Not allowing anyone to take its place in the mud.
Who can say that we are not in the palace of the LORD when we are studying Scripture.
When I was studying Scripture all the years I would spend all my nights in study. By myself. Alone with JESUS.
Revelation, inspiration, illumination.
It just was all there by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Love it.
I simply loved it.
It was hard in those days. Only Scripture. We were only allowed to use Scripture and the word studies. Scripture interprets Scripture. In the end you will arrive at the same place as the theologians.
So now I can prance through verses as God brings to mind which verse pertains to which situation. You know the time when every situation at the back of your bible pertains to everything that goes on in life. Read the verse or verses and live by it. hahhahahahahahahaha
Now they just come to mind. I do not need to go to the back of the bible. If there be any situation, I’ve got the perfect verse for you. God has brought it to my mind. hahahahahahahahahahaha
Sometimes people look at me. Hey they are cross-references. What do you think they are!
So for this hippopotamus, it’s mud mud glorious mud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QW85kfakJc

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