Today we will read some revelations. Imagine if revelations were taken away from us, what would we be left with? – With ourselves, with our faith. Many, if they are honest, will admit that our personal faith is not enough to be saved.
“A fiery whirlwind, which brought empowerment for some, and destruction for others. Some rejoiced at this whirlwind, and some were horrified and afraid of it. Some kind of global work was going on inside this whirlwind, not visible to the physical eye. Only with a spiritual gaze could one penetrate and understand what was happening inside the fiery whirlwind.”
The fiery whirlwind is here today. You hear his voice. There is a global work inside, the physical eye doesn’t see it.
How many birds nest in the branches of your faith? Scripture says that faith the size of a mustard seed should become a branching tree where many different kinds of birds and animals can take refuge. How many people are hiding in your faith? Has a tree grown out of your mustard seed? It is very important. To do this, the tree must receive a whirlwind.
“One tree was old and bearing fruit. The other, like a young one, just bloomed, as if it had only recently been planted. The old tree suppressed the tree that wasn’t yet bearing fruit, overlapping the young tree with its branches.
The man of God dug up a young tree and transplanted it away from the old one, and, taking care of it, cultivated it so that it would also bear fruit.
Someone said that this should not be done, as it will further damage the young tree. But the Man of God knew what he was doing. Some time passed, and fruits appeared on the young tree.
This is about ministers who are already dying, who do not carry the dimension of the spiritual world. While communicating with such a minister, you don’t feel the spiritual world, he doesn’t carry the spirit and life. His words are not spirit and life.
Young gifts can’t survive, because the old tree drinks life out of them and makes use of their anointing, feeds on them. They have to get separated.
It is impossible to tolerate “death” in a Holy Place. What are the goals of your community? The Church must bear the dimension – the advantage of spiritual life over material. She must bring spirituality into this world with material thinking. The Church must emanate the spiritual realm out of herself .
God’s people, wholesome, exalted, above-average, who have accepted Christ, are ascending as sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father – manifest the benefits of spiritual life as the highest priority. The person who has accepted Christ has the benefits of spiritual life – his mind, intellect, will, thinking, body – everything is kept in integrity for the Lord Jesus Christ.
People look at you like at Daniel: why are you better than others, though you feed yourself only with this Bible? Why are you wiser than other wise men, though you only listen to God’s Word. And Daniel showed the superiority of the spiritual life over the Chaldean life.
The Church today, unfortunately, does not carry this dimension, it carries the opposite. These are poor, uninteresting people. There is nothing to talk about with them. They operate with spiritual phrases that have no meaning for them. The world doesn’t understand them. They share something – but the heart is silent, they say religious phrases, they have answers for everything – but the heart doesn’t hear this voice.
You can speak in non-religious language – but speak the Word of God. Or you can speak with Scripture quotes – but this isn’t the Word, because at this moment God doesn’t speak so. You’re just quoting the logos and that’s it. But you can leave the Scriptures alone and speak the Word of God.
This is what we have lost. We quote, we hide behind “blocks”, but we don’t carry life. Such churches are dying. It should be a shame to be called a shepherd and not to bear life. It’s better to just be brother and sister if you don’t carry that dimension. It is impossible to be a “dead minister” and be a shepherd of Christ’s church. Impossible!
You can not do it this way! You can’t lose the fire and preach the Word at the pulpit. It is impossible because of the fear of people and because of cowardice not to carry fire and continue being called a minister.
Another powerful and important revelation.
“I see huge Gates. They are on the water. In them, birds, and animals, and fish, and whales, and all creatures – as one. It’s more like a galgal or a tornado, we’re inside this whole life from Him. There is no human thing, even our clothes are not visible, we are like spirits.
Then a very strong wind came, it changed everything.
I see the earth as one city. Everything is gloomy. Many people. They seem soulless. And then – as a field of people. They want to go, but they can’t. They plead – but there is no strength to get up. Many brothers and sisters began to shout: “Let’s go pray for them and preach to them!” And everything is so easy and joyful.
The man of God was watching all this very intently. His eyes became like fire. Through them one could even see his heart. It’s like a huge scream and cry from within.
This was very scary. How to help them? After that, the Man of God said, “I’ll go first.”
When he went, three very powerful Angels stood in his way with a frightening appearance, like guardians of the earth. They were incredibly militant. They began to clothe the Man of God. After that, he was no longer even recognizable. After that, many brothers and sisters, in spite of great fear, went on and received changing of clothes.
And there was a voice: “IT SHALL NOT BE THE SAME ANY MORE.”
Yes, it will not be as before. Even the appearance of people is changing. Because these are new seasons, new robes, new mantles, new anointings, new ingredients in the precious myrrh, new inpourings of new experiences.
One of the things I would like to talk about is the three dimensions in the world of faith.
The first is religiosity. When a person is simply religious. He knows the Bible, he goes to church, he answers correctly, but he is religious. You feel how cold he is, how dry, how religious. This is not a mystical person, he has no supernatural in his life. No signs, no wonders. He just lives, just prays.
“Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him: “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning me?” Pilate answered: “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me; what have You done?” Jesus answered: “My kingdom is not of this world; if My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a King then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth; Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all” (John 18:33-38).
“Pilate then went out again and said to them: “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.” Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them: “Behold, the Man!” Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them: “You take Him and crucify him; for I find no fault in Him” (John 19:4-6).
A religious person goes to church, talks about God, but there is no dimension of the Spirit around him. This is religion. This is who the Pharisees and Sadducees who crucified Christ were. When Jesus came full of the Father, they killed Him. They saw that He was radiant. He was their sentence. They were the ones who were supposed to receive Him. Because the measure of anointing on Him was greater than on anyone else. They should have recognized Him immediately if they weren’t religious.
Many people today do not want to do anything with such a church. They choose to be atheists because of the church, not because of God.
Pilate – the highest authority by human standards at the time – said he found no fault in Jesus. In God, no atheist will find fault if he is objective. But because of the church, they want nothing to do with Him.
God does not agree with the religious church. He has nothing to do with her. She crucified Christ. Instead of staying awake, she crucified Jesus.
That’s what happens to a religious person – he begins to spoil in character, becomes evil, stops walking in the Holy Spirit. Time is playing against you here. The longer you are a believer, the greater the danger. Because they have learned to live away from God. For an infant, this is a disaster, he is left without God and cries, but that is better than to get hardened.
The dimension of the renewed anointing is what Pilate said, “Behold, the Man!” When a spiritual person loses his humaneness, it is not spirituality. Imagine a spiritual, but an evil one. This is a disgusting picture.
There are many noble people in the world. They are not Christians, but they are pleasant people. Culture is not only education. These are our values. Do you want to be pleasant, or do you not care?
I know Christians who are not attentive, not sensitive, not grateful, uncultured, but they quote the Bible. What is this deformity? Isn’t it disgusting to cover up your poverty and depravity with spirituality? This is not a Human.
But Jesus was in every way a Man. Our God is man loving. Jesus was a Man, but we often don’t even smell human. It’s not interesting to us, it’s boring – is the Lord in this?!
Humble yourself, start working, become a normal person at least for the beginning – noble, fair, righteous, faithful, friendly, bright, positive. Become a Human!
This is the Apostolic thread – the return of the human into spirituality. Jesus was the Son of Man.
The second component is humaneness.
Religiosity or humaneness? God is a personal God. Teaching has been turned into dogma, but teaching is the way. It’s alive. But they turned the doctrine into rules, and the rules into ritual. The doctrine has been turned into dogma, and this is religious dogmatism. And all our lives we stick to dogma.
But each person has a personal relationship with God. You have a unique experience of your conversion to the Lord. This is a unique encounter with God.
This also applies to our testimony. Share who you really were. Don’t generalize – this is why we walk “on the surface”.
We are fighting against dullness, the cunning religious mind, against the strongholds in the minds that we have built for ourselves.
I am not going to prove it to you – I’m just pointing the way. If you don’t fight your whole life to be a Human, you don’t have to – forget that word. I will not push you in the back up the mountain – no, the time has changed.
Humanity or religiosity? There is a third dimension – this is spirituality, in which there is a human. God is like a man. He created Adam and Eve in His own image. Why?
But we lose humanity in religiosity. We are trying to convert the world to Christ. Someone said that not everyone can reach spiritual heights, but everyone can be human. Not each of us is given to reach the heights of spirituality. Not all are mystics, not all are spiritually sensitive.
But each of us can be a true human. Let’s get on with it.
A true human is the highest manifestation of your “self”. One man motivated young people in choosing their future profession to find where they could express their “self” as much as possible.
What would you do to express your “self” as much as possible? This is not for everyone. But to those who are motivated to go higher. Where you could express your highest “I” as much as possible.
Every person can be a true human. Creation is pleading for an answer. When the Lord created it, He created it with love. You know that creation expects love from us. All creation – fauna and flora – were created with love. God did nothing without love. Everything He did, He did with love and left it to man.
Creation expects the same love from us, because we are the sons of God, we are His children. When we come to creation with an ax and fire, creation dies and takes revenge. Tell creation, “I love you!” Go to creation and love it!
Love any creation and be human. The One who made the creation can’t hate it. Why do we hate it? Say to creation: “I belong to you. I’m part of the universe just like you.”
We “float” in the flow of people, sometimes chaotic, sometimes seething. When you go to eternal rest, you will feel that you are connected with the love of the universe.
But today we “bite” each other, we feel danger from each other – this is because we have lost our humanity. Jesus came to earth full of it. “When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth.”
We are also talking about a change in prayer – a transition from many words filled with doubts and endless requests. These are our fears, corruption and unbelief. There is a good medicine – to praise and give thanks in confidence, to reveal our needs, which He cares for, but not to “pull” it out for ourselves.
Our soul must be developed. We need development. Active intelligence. My spirit is with the Lord, it is active. This is the result of constant work on oneself.
God’s man is always tended, both morally and physically. He considers all things.
Today we spoke – religiosity or spirituality. You must be Human! So that people are drawn to you, they like you.
Clear thinking helps us live consciously. When we think clearly, we understand clearly. It opens the way for our conscious way of life. Our journey must be conscious.
The way out is a burning heart. Set your heart on fire, live in love, tell creation you love it. Connect with the all-encompassing love of Christ. Carry what no one has ever had. This is the fire of Christ’s love. That Church is the Bride.
People, as they meet with us, must meet with mystery. Don’t reveal your mystery. Stay with it. Only He lets into the Holy of Holies.
What do we know from the depth of the mystery? Abraham could share only out of there, not any points or “correct words”.
God is not in words. From the silence of God all things that are come. And the Word comes out of silence. The Word says, “I love you.” We are the Word. We must become that Word.
The Logos today is Christ. Christ is the seed. Everything He touches has life, bears fruit. That is the power of life.