Monday, May 17, 2010


A teaching for 'the remnant' know who you are!
We must all seek a forward advancement in what God shows us and not box in what we 'think' the spiritual route is to the goal.
Part of being 'Pliable' in God's hands is that you esteem His directives higher than your own comfortable life....higher than being esteemed in the sight of man.

Ever get a word through a brother or sister in the Lord, or the Lord tell you something directly...but somehow things or choices just don't pan out you find yourself hanging onto the word, but God has moved on?  You see this in 'old moves' of the church.  People are going thru the motions but God has moved on...instead of people catching the new wave...they judge what is new & suppress it.

The same thing happens in your own life.  You can never allow your perception to box a word from God in.  You cannot expect a breakthrough to come by the basket of your perception, that you put all of your eggs into.  You have to be "pliable".  You have to be pliable because we are in war.   In one moment the Sargent says to go here, but there's enemy fire so you have to fall back and follow the creek bed instead.  Do you end up at the same target place....eventually, Yes, but if you aren't pliable you won't seek that forward advancement at'll sit there all day and wait for the enemy fire to stop--but what you've spiritually encountered is a WEAPON that's been formed & prospers....and that's no pun intended!

So my son plays an online game....he's downstairs on a computer & I'm upstairs & through the air vent, I can hear him crying.  His younger brother comes running up the stairs saying that he didn't get his way in the game.   I know just what happened because in the go to a new level & conquer new territory you have to diligently wait along side of other players outside of an elevator.  You could wait up to 15 min.  for your chance to jump on this elevator that only holds 4 players.  So you constantly have to be diligent, not knowing when it will open & you have to constantly move into position.  Is it me, or MAN,-- does this sounds so spiritual!?  So ya, he missed his chance & it hurt, but today he told me he made it...he kept persevering & moving into position despite the past hurt & blockade.   YOU KNOW, you can learn a lot from a child....the Lord shows me a lot fusing my love & desire for the best for my child...that they mirror how He loves each one of us.

So, pliability, people.   Are you frustrated?   Are you doing the last thing you knew to do but it's going nowhere?   Do you feel like you have more & more on your plate?   Perhaps it's not that it's actually MORE on your plate, but that God's been trying to show you to shift to the new path to avoid the enemy's fire.

Will you sound schizophrenic to people?  Saying one thing this this day & switching it up & doing this other thing the next?  Yes, you might....but what is more important...the approval of man or flowing in the spirit of God?   Would you put your firstborn on an altar of sacrifice...would you trust Him that much?   You have to be completely led by the spirit in this hour!

How many of you allow things to take precedence in your life that preserve what others think about you?  You are so afraid of this scripture:

"The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; "...and so on.
You realize that every little event will be organized to keep you from hitting your will never stop.  It has become a weapon to prosper hasn't it?  What is going to cause the rocks to throw, that uncomfortable thing you don't want...that division among close friends & family?   Recall the parable of the sower, regarding the seed sown in the stoney ground?   You have to decide that what God asks of you is more important than ANY FUNCTION man can contrive.  Remember who is reigning in the atmosphere in your territory?   Until you gain spiritual dominion....’someone else’ can influence everything to line up so you'll always miss the mark unless you esteem God's best above pleasing MAN or the parable says...affliction or persecution.
If you esteem these little 'distractions' to be more important than the revelation to stand in the gap on behalf of these that you love....then what is it?.....You DON'T REALLY LOVE THEM At all DO YOU?    Then it must be their good opinion about you that you love.  Think of Jesus...and what He did...people had no idea what He did in the spiritual realm...people today still don't get it.  how 'nutz' it must've seemed to His just hand Himself over.   He didn't do it for a little boat....He did it for the whole ocean. 
Now, i'm not saying abandon friends & family & go work in a secular food kitchen...although a trip there might enlarge your heart--I'm saying...when choice 'A' is stand in the gap on behalf of the entire city....and choice 'B' is do something to keep 'peace' or to preserve well-wishers.....then 'A' is the ocean & "B' equals a boat---choose the ocean because that is a heart for EVERY Soul.  a boat can only hold so much...but the ocean is boundless---.  The ocean is where the anointing increases, not the boat.
I've got a little story i heard that also illustrates this point...maybe you've heard it before...
A  man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said,
Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."
The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors
and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round

In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. starving. They were holding spoons with very long handles
that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach
into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was
longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the
same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large
pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were
equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were
well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, "I don't understand."
It is simple" said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see,
they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of

I liked that story because it can get you to see that your pliability is tied into your focus.  When your focus is so narrow & you box God in, you'll find that 'crushing' & 'crumbling' - anytime you think you've got that basket of eggs just how it needs to be.  When you get your eyes off the mirror, and instead mirror and conform to Jesus's image...that's where you can become a work of art in the Father's hands.
Time to put the 'blinders' back on & care more about what the Holy Spirit says to do than in 'keeping the peace' in your family, in your groups, in your sphere of influence.  You have to be pliable, just as Abraham was....willing to give up 'that promise'....but the good thing is that, that promise will not leave you, so hold onto that precious's just that it might not turn out how your mind perceives it don't box God in....just be PLIABLE!

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