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Month: October 2017

moving from the shadows

moving from the shadows

So many today still want to live in the shadows of the old testament, but there must come a time in the life of every believer to come out of the shadows and start living in the realities. Knowing about Jesus is not enough, we must begin to know HIM. Not by the knowing of another mans revelation of Him, but by a personal experience that each individual has of Him. For to long we have lived by what others have told us, but now we must move to knowing for ourselves. Shadows are simply only an imperfect or faint representation of what is real, they are a small portion of the whole, they are things that do not have the full light of the real. For the time has come that the Bride must begin to be intimate with the Groom. Intimacy must come from a face to face relationship, with out encounter there is no intimacy. Many still want to live for Him without knowing Him. But the fact is knowing Him is living for Him. There is at this moment a transition taking place in the church, things will be outside the box of religion , by that I don’t mean weird and wacky but pure and holy. Church may not fit into our box anymore, because in Him there is no limits, you can’t have the God of your own making, for He wants to now make you in the Image of the Son. Jesus was among His own and they never knew Him because they had a different idea of Him, just like todays church. The real Jesus is about to be revealed to His Bride, so His Bride can truly reveal Him. My prayer is that we are ready and willing to let go of everything that has caused us to see Him only in a shadow and begin to see in the full light of who He is

 

Blessings

Pastor Reg

new life

new life

It is interesting that before a baby is born there is always pain associated with it. This is similar to things being born of the spirit. As a church there are times we go through pain. And just like natural birth when it is all over growth and new birth come forth.  Although natural birth is because of a baby coming forth from the womb, spiritual birth is usually a lesson the forms the character of the church. Most pain in church is associated with people who take on offences, take on hurt, assume things that are not true, listen to lies , spread lies, believe lies, I mean just all out bitterness that consumes them to the point they react. But if the church stays in the right spirit when this happens there will be a birth, new birth, new life, that which held up the new life is gone and behold a baby is born. I have watched over 30 years not only our church but countless others go through the same thing. Some times things hinder growth and God in His wisdom removes what hinders. Does it hurt ? yes it hurts but the wound does heal for those who stay in the right attitude, for those who don’t they carry the hurt and offence wherever they go, until the next time .Yet God in His lovingkindness wants to heal them, but cannot heal the wounds ( by others or self made) because the wound is never cleaned out properly. It just festers and begins to consume more and more areas of their life . While the church moves on, they do not, they may move to a different place but the thing always shows up again. My prayer is that as a church we remain in a good heart attitude, release the pain and begin to enjoy the new life , let go of what was and hold on to the new. We always pray for the best in people and desire that all will be healed but that is not in our power, it is in theirs. forgiveness is a choice, and I pray we choose right. I am so looking forward to what God has planned for us, unto us a child is born , what was withheld can no longer be withheld. Once labour begins there is no stopping the birth.

Blessings

Pastor Reg