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My Sheep Hear MY VOICE

This is a word for people who have surrendered themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ at some point in your life, and who know the freedom for which we have been set free in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

When we do what we hear Jesus saying to us, at His word things happen. But not apart from hearing from Him. I think this is the “Jesus Modus Operandi” – if we are in Him – just as He did only what He heard from the Father. If we have been crucified in Him, raised up in him, and are seated with Him in heavenly places, then why do we not hear Him? Because we’re not actually believing what He tells us in His word about our relationship in Him! And we may not have a serious prayer life where we seek Him with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind and ask for that hearing to be mightily restored.

There may also be too many “middle men” trying to interrupt that direct connection. Those of you who experience Him through the Holy Spirit know what and who I mean  when I say that. The middle men will tell us this is not possible; we have to hear from them first. And there are layers and layers of filters, so that the Word of Christ is completely distorted and therefore has no potency in our life.

Beware! Whose voice are you hearing and heeding?

Are You A Watchman?

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Is there something the Lord is showing to you, something that needs to be said or addressed? This is not always the easiest thing to accomplish, but with God – in the power of the Holy Spirit – all things are possible. There may be some cost, or loss. Truth is not always welcome, especially if it requires owning up to something, or repenting. Those we care about, as we speak the truth in love, may turn away from us. It is a risk that love takes.

For did not the Son of God leave all glory behind to teach, perform miracles, suffer, and die – only to be rejected by those He came to save? If we go where Jesus goes – on the Crossroad – would we expect to experience anything less than the Master we claim to follow? “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and celebrate, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.” (Matthew 5:10-12)

This is a solemn matter, especially that we discern whether the word is actually from the Lord or from ourself. Many will come in the name of Christ, but shall have taken that name in vain. As the Lord states through Jeremiah, “Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:28)

Therefore let us live life prayerfully – not just asking God for what we want, but in quiet receptivity, listening -as His holy living tabernacle – allowing His Spirit to move and speak within and through us. May our attitude be one of complete surrender to our Lord, as that of Mary to the words of Gabriel, dispatched from our Lord, “Be it unto me according to your word.”

The One Needful Prayer

Some people think it’s a cop out to pray a simple prayer like this. My thought is, if it was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me. Here are a few more considerations related to the idea:

http://www.at-the-crossroad.com/430065897/4468286/posting/the-one-needful-prayer

Hope you like the visual too!

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Where Are Your Priorities?

How can I be about my heavenly Father’s business if I do not know what His will is for me?

http://www.at-the-crossroad.com/431864242/4392049/posting/directives-2017-2

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“Higher” Spirituality Where the Rubber Meets the Road

These days we hear a lot out about “higher” spirituality. People have a lot of definitions for it, both inside and outside Christendom. Yet what we need to ask is, what is Jesus’ definition of higher spirituality? The answer may be surprising.

http://www.at-the-crossroad.com/430350889/4360870/posting/higher-spirituality-where-the-rubber-meets-the-road

Chipping Away at the Truth

Microchips? I prefer kale chips with humus. Let the chips fall where they may, I say.

I still think, all kidding aside, that this is why there is the big push for mandatory vaccination globally: unbeknownst to us, tiny nano chips will be implanted, or may already have been, to simply change human DNA. Little by little. The ingredients labels on this stuff are scary enough, but do you really think that everything that’s in something that’s being mandated is going to be shared on a label? Someone behind the scenes runs this show.

Even some so called “organic” crops, for example, are still “assisted” with Monsanto Roundup, making them as dangerous as the GMO crops. We’re still being led to believe that fluoridated water is good for us. The geo-engineers continue to play tic tac toe in the sky, day and night in the air we breathe. And we’re learning that every institution on the planet has been infiltrated by persons who, shall we say, to put it mildly, do not exactly have the best interests of humanity at heart. That would probably include your church, whether you know it or not.

This is the “bad news” in a nuttshell. It’s one thing to be informed about the bad news. There’s plenty of informing going around.

But I have a question for you to consider carefully, and prayerfully: What do you think the “good news” is that can turn this diabolical, draconian “techno-trend” around, and how is it to be implemented? Instead of being alarmed, we may need to be armed with the sword of truth in that regard.

That’s your assignment, Mr. or Mrs. Phelps, should you choose to accept it. And no, this message is not going to self destruct in 5 seconds.

Where to begin? See James 1:5-8.