(Prophecy) It lies in losing sight of the flesh, disregarding the flesh, like Peter upon the water. I didn’t ask him to manifest supernatural faith or ability in walking on the water. I simply asked him to ignore the water and to think on Me; to believe that he could come to Me, no matter what stood between us.
And for a brief instant, in a moment of belief and faith, he walked. But then when he turned his eyes back on his natural surroundings, when he began to consider what he was actually doing, when he saw the waves, he wavered‚ doubted‚ and the spell was broken–he was back to his carnal self.
With the vision of rising above, I am teaching you to walk on the water, like I taught Peter. But this time I’m helping you to keep trying over and over again until you get it right–because I know that one of these days soon you will have to start walking on water. And when that time comes, you’re going to have to be ready.
That’s what rising above is all about–about learning to follow Me blindly on faith alone‚ even when circumstances and everything around you seems to be going contrary to what I’m telling you.
“The very essence of rising above lies in letting go of the flesh so that God’s Spirit might dwell in you more richly”
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto Me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.“
But you promised!
God cannot lie, He is bound to His Word, therefore He IS faithful to fulfill every last one IF YOU BELIEVE AND OBEY.
If you have the desire to live according to God’s will, the promises, and the power is there to back up each and every step you make.
That word IF has a lot of potential. However we often miss it when reading God’s Word. It’s used a lot in the Bible, especially in relation to the two-way street of God’s promises.
It’s not that God is unable or not listening or distancing Himself from us regarding His promises of protection, supply and healing, it’s just that we seem blind to that word if. In normal human relations an agreement almost always has “ifs” “ands” & “buts” included.
Grab those promises off the table, clutch them desperately to your chest guard them with your life, saying, “hey these are mine!”
how to live by faith
Next time you read God’s Word say the following to yourself:
“They were made for me, they’re mine. They’re exactly what I personally need, and they fit me like a glove, like a fine hand made suit that was tailored to my specific measurements. They fit every single situation that I’ll ever come up against in my life, and no one is going to convince me otherwise!”
Isaiah 55:1-4 is a beautiful promise of the fruit your soul shall reap if you come and eat freely of God’s Word. Your soul shall live it says, but between the lines it also says if you don’t your soul shall starve.
Surely you’ve noticed; the world is getting quite dark and confusing, it’s becoming more and more difficult to know what is up and what is down, who to trust and who to avoid. If you want your soul to live freely in this world of increasing woe then grab ahold of those promises in Isaiah and feed deeply of the wine and the milk. He will make an everlasting covenant with and you shall live in relative calm during the coming days of tribulation.
I believe the promises in Isaiah 55:1-4 should be understood two ways.
It all boils down to belief and obedience.
God is laying out two tables before us. Both tables are ladened with milk and wine and no doubt honey too! It’s free….come eat all you can. But in eating of His soul food He has promised that He will bless you with all the food your physical body requires. Start now because these words will become particularly profound in the days ahead when living by faith will be our only option.
“There is no freedom for those who endorse the impossible.”
Do you truly comprehend the world you live in? If you don’t read the Bible, then you don’t; it’s that simple. If you don’t comprehend what you are reading in the Bible, then you don’t appreciate the precarious position you are in. The carefully laid traps that Satan has set for the unsuspecting, i.e. the cares of this life will devastate your usefulness when war is at your doorstep. War is inevitable, no one passes through this life with a get-out-of-jail-free pass.
The word rudiment (very imperfectly developed or represented only by a vestige, involving or limited to basic principles) is a state of “being” Satan wishes to keep all his subjects in. Paul, in 2 Corinthians 3: 18, tells us that we see through a glass; a darkened image of the glory that surrounds us. Satan uses this “veil” that separates us from the unseen world of the spiritual. Either through complete ignorance of it or by “darkening our understanding of it, he manipulates the situation to his utmost advantage. The FIRST AND FOREMOST way to break through that veil and expose the lies and deceits of Satan is by reading the Word of God.
“The Bible is the most wonderful, supernatural, miraculous, amazing, marvelous book in the whole World!–It tells you where we CAME from, how we GOT here, WHY we’re here, how to SURVIVE while here, how to be HAPPY while here, & how to love & have happiness, joy & peace FOREVER!” (See: The Word, The Word, The Word)
Let me put it another way. Our notion of the world according to man begins at birth, parental input being the primary medium, and of course what your carnal mind creates through the five senses. Without some other source of feedback, namely the Word of God, the chances of you perceiving anything outside that sensory world you live in is out of the question.
Evolution has taken its seat in your psyche
Keep your eyes on the text please
Let’s see what the world according to man looks like. Off to school you go, and once there, more especially in this modern age, the child is faced with a deliberately implanted void; a total lack of opposition. The Bible has gone from schools. Prayer has disappeared, and the child is required to swallow a “man-made” capsule created by other like-minded individuals. This dear student is told how our world is to be perceived, what makes it tick, what it is made of and even where it came from. Presto! The illusion is well set by junior high. Evolution has taken its seat in your psyche as you gaze in wonder at the enormous mammals that step out the pages of your “truth” book, Oops, did I say truth? Oh sorry I meant to say text book. Don’t forget to follow the text; please students keep your eyes and most of all, your minds on the text!
The “old fashion Bible” has been relegated to history as “enlightened man” wanders into the future; blindly following himself and his own wisdom. Except, we aren’t enlightened; we are degenerating.Please take a look outside!
YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK FAR TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE MADNESS
“Where is the first place we look to find the Will of God?–The WORD! His Word is the known, sure, absolute, revealed Will of God! So even if you never receive a revelation, you never hear a voice, you never receive a prophecy, you never have the gift of knowledge or the gift of wisdom, you never have discernment, you never have healing, you never have miracles or any other gifts of the Spirit (1Cor.12:8-10), if you’ll just heed & follow His WORD, you’ll accomplish a whole LOT for the Lord!”
“Without the Bible the world according to man rules! If this what you want then, see you in hell, cause that’s where we are heading.”