I am ever-changing, ever-growing, ever-strengthening and I receive Your favour and blessing upon my life Father. Your Word will continue to transform me, make me more like Christ Jesus, more like the Church You want me to be on the earth.
8And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free (John 8:32 NKJV). It’s not truth that sets you free, because truth is out there. It’s the truth that I know that sets me free. Truth is God.
Truth is God. There is no other truth but God. Anything that is from God, in God, with God is truth. Anything that contradicts that – is not truth. What comes out of God is truth and the facts will verify the truth. All science will promote the truth of who God is.
The Bible is clear that God is truth, because He is the source of all life, so it doesn’t matter what anybody else may think truth is, when the source of all life has given me life, then the only life that is truth, is the One that gave me life. 6Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6 NKJV).
I am the way, I am the truth, and I am the life – the Father is the source of all of that. I can’t get to the Father of all Truth or Way and all Life unless I go through Jesus. “I am the Way, I am the Truth and I am the Life. If I think that I have life without You? I don’t. I exist. I think I have “the ways”; I have a way to live without You? I don’t. I just survive.
I pursue Jesus not myself. I pursue Jesus because He is the Way, He is the Truth and He is the Life. Jesus is the Way, Jesus is the Truth, Jesus is the Life. I pursue Jesus, I do not pursue me.
6I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one gets to the Father except through Me (John 14:6 NKJV). I pursue Jesus – with everything I have got, I pursue. Then I pursue the Way, the Truth, the Life and everything in my world is ordered – by the Way, the Truth, the Life.
When I have that encounter with God there is nothing that I understand that is more important, there is nothing as significant as that encounter with God.
This is a real military psychological thing – why you wear a uniform, why you all get up together, why you train together, why you do everything together, because, it is only in the togetherness of the military unit, when you come against the enemy, that you can help each other and actually war with each other effectively and your life gets saved because of your training. You can’t think like you want to by yourself, they reprogram you.
All this process of their reprogramming, they couldn’t touch Ps John’s spirit. His spirit was dominating, it wasn’t just there, he wasn’t just there as a Christian, but living as a non-Christian – swearing, using the language, drinking beers with the guys, doing what they do to get away from. I wasn’t doing that stuff, my spirit man was dominating: MY SPIRIT MAN DOMINATES.
While they were busy trying to break my body and my mind, my spirit was dominating. Why? Because when I was seven the Holy Ghost came upon me, when I was fifteen, Jesus came into my room, when I stood there with these guys railing on me and trying to dominate me, they could and had permission to dominate my body and dominate my thinking, but they could not dominate my spirit. So when they had time for a smoke break, I would take my new testament Bible out and I would read my Bible because I was determined to feed my spirit, so that my spirit would dominate. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: I AM DETERMINED TO FEED MY SPIRIT.
My spirit man dominates. My spirit man is on fire for Jesus. I make sure that my spirit man is strong and so whatever is thrown at my life, it cannot, they cannot get a hold of me there. That strength of spirit prevents anybody from pushing my mind and my body over the limit to a point where I quit.
My spirit man is so powerful and so dominant that nothing can break my body.
Spirit life dominates, not reality, not circumstances, not what other people tell me is happening around me. Spirit life dominates.
He wants to encounter me and meet me in a place where my future is so clear, that nobody ever has to tell me what my future must be.
There’s a moment, waiting for me. There’s a moment. Maybe I’ve already had one moment, but I know for sure God is about to establish a pattern of moments in this ministry that will be changing me because I let Him come into my space that will change everything, everything, everything, everything.
15See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16redeeming the time, because these days that we are living in are evil (Ephesians 15:5 NKJ).
I cannot manage the world’s influence on me. I don’t give a bit to God and give a bit to the world. I don’t walk that line. If I do, I have no power, I have no authority, I have no strength because my strength comes from my spirit – I choose to not keep my spirit quiet.
Jesus’ life force works in my body for health and strength. He lives in my spirit. God is about to have some moments, and we as a church respond to God and we have God moments. God redeems the time that the evil ways have been taking my stuff. God redeems it right now – even in the days of Covid19, even in the days of lockdown, even in the days of where prospects don’t seem great, God is multiplying stuff that is beyond my understanding.
17Therefore do not be unwise but understand what the will of the Lord is (Ephesians 5:17 NKJV).
17Therefore do not be unwise but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit – I’m not caught up in the world’s way of pleasure. Don’t be drunk with wine. I’m not caught up in the world’s way of pleasure. But be filled with the Spirit, 19speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21submitting to one another in the fear of God (Ephesians 5:18-21 NKJV).
I listen to the truth-teller. I am not foolish. I am wise; I do what the will of the Lord is and when someone speaks on behalf of God – that becomes the next will of the Lord for me. I’m in the fear of God and I’m prepared to hear what each other has to say.
18To preach the message of the cross seems like sheer nonsense to those who are on their way to destruction (1 Corinthians 1:18 TPT). God has something specific for me to say. He’s birthed it in Ps John. This is a moment and this is a time that God’s got something to say to me. He’s got encounters for me. He’s got moments for us, that we as a church have to obey. I have to obey. Otherwise, I will barrel towards destruction.
18But to us who are on our way to salvation, it is the mighty power of God released within us. 19For it is written: I will dismantle the wisdom of the wise. (1
Corinthians 1:18-19 TPT).
I will dismantle the wisdom of the wise and I will invalidate the intelligence of the scholars. 20So where is the wise philosopher who understands? Where is the expert scholar who comprehends? And where is the skilled debater of our time who could win a debate with God? Hasn’t God demonstrated that the wisdom of this world system is utter foolishness?(1 Corinthians 1:18-19 TPT).
This is the time for me as a parent, where the system has to have my permission to take my children – I give the system no permission.
I don’t allow that system to be the thing that actually helps me get through and causes my children to be promoted.
God is dismantling that ‘wise’ system of the world and the way He is going to do it is with people like me, who are going to live by faith and I am going to put God first place.
21For in his wisdom, God designed that all the world’s wisdom would be insufficient to lead people to the discovery of himself. He took great delight in baffling the wisdom of the world by using the simplicity of preaching the story of the cross in order to save those who believe it. 22 For the Jews constantly demand to see miraculous signs, while those who are not Jews constantly cling to the world’s wisdom, 23but we preach the crucified Messiah. The Jews stumble over him and the rest of the world sees him as foolishness (1 Corinthians 1:21-23 TPT).
If I am in business, I am so successful at it that “they” can’t ignore the living Christ that lives in me. If I’m “out there”, it will be with a God encounter. I have moments with God so that when I go into that place, I take life with me. I don’t let the foolishness of what they try to teach me dominate me.
I have encounters and moments with God and I overcome certain battles in the spirit to know that when that big mammon spirit comes at me, I can stand and take him. This message was designed and ordained and ordered by God today and I listen to it over and over again – God speaks to me and He is transforming me and changing me and I am having encounters with God.
25For the “foolish” things of God have proven to be wiser than human wisdom. And the “feeble” things of God have proven to be far more powerful than any human ability (1 Corinthians 1:21-23 TPT).
There are things happening in me, in my life and God is doing amazing things in speaking to me in amazing ways and the anointing of the Holy Spirit is upon me. The gift of the Spirit is flowing in me.
I search for Him so that I can have an encounter with Him so that when I encounter Him, then the moment will be right.
I encounter God now and the fire is burning.
God is touching the young people who want His touch, He is touching them and sometimes He is going to do it bypassing the parents because the parents stand in the way – God just goes right past them.
God, in a moment, gives me strength because I encounter Him. He gives me all the strength to work through all of those so-called wise philosophers, so-called wise people – the Spirit of God is the Truth, He is the Way, He is the Life.
I am released into His grace, I am released into the futures of my encounters with God, I am released into peace, I am released into His hands, I am release into the Spirit of Truth, I am released into the prosperity of God, I am released into His protection and into His council, I am released into the order of God, I am released into the good things that He has prepared for me from before the time I was born till now, that is release to me and over me right now. I am released into moments and encounters where I will fall to my knees and worship Him and glorify Him because He is God Almighty. I am released into encounters with angels and the Holy Spirit. I am released into encounters with the Word of God that will burn like fire in my belly. I am released into the things of God – into His mercy and into His grace.