Keys to Developing a Hearing Ear (Pt 1 of 3)
Faith Beyond Duty (KDHE Pt 2 of 3)
Appendix of Idiomatic Usages (KDHE Pt 3 of 3)
I had been thinking wrongly about something very fundamental to the life of a saint, the subject of faith. I had been taught wrongly and believed what was wrong so I subsequently had been living and teaching wrongly. The Lord in His exceeding great kindness and mercy brought me to a better understanding. I didn't know it then, but that was the beginning of what has been quite a remarkable life of ministry, independent of organized religion. In correcting my "faith theology" and doctrine, He taught me more deeply about the fundamentals of figurative language, which has been instrumental in opening the scriptures. This eventually led to the unlocking of insight into the Adversary's own systems of communication, which supplements what the Lord continues to open from the scriptures. I have a wider perspective that is required as I watch according to His command. He is the concealer and revealer of secrets. What secrets are worth knowing are kept by Him. Yes, by Him, and Him alone.
The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them. ~ Proverbs 20:12
8b ...As He said these things, He would call out, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 9 His disciples began questioning Him as to what this parable meant. 10 And He said, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest it is in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. ~ Luke 8:8b-10
If you struggle with understanding what I write about symbols and such, I can tell you something you probably won't like: It's because of your relationship with the Lord Y'shua. When I write about how the Lord is working with Aaron and I very particularly on the two tracks, one of them has to do with the esoteric subject matter I frequently write about. The other track has to do with our character, our relationship with Him. Some of you are not saved, never having met the Lord Y'shua. That's a critical issue. Unless the Lord is drawing you personally to Himself, you will simply ignore that and carry on with your usual activity, deluded about your status and state. Many of you habitually dismiss things I mention on occasion as being important as if it just doesn't apply to you. Like for example, headcoverings. Like gender propriety. Like the dangers of committed involvement with the institutions of Mystery Babylon, aka, the local church, and online in forums and chat rooms.
To elaborate on that last point, certainly, the Lord can and does lead some to minister to others within the institutional framework. But, here's the thing. Most of those who are thinking to conduct an outreach mission in the church are kidding themselves. If you're conducting yourself in ways that are contrary to His commands, where compromise is required, even for the short term, that's you. You're not doing God a favor by dismissing His authority, by rebelling. The Lord directs us to separate ourselves as the holy from the profane for everyone's benefit. Evangelism is His business, and He's actually pretty good at sponsoring and directing that work. The worldly are attracted to the worldly. Those whom the Lord draws are attracted to those in whom He abides, who truly love Him and demonstrate it with a life lived in obedience. Let me encourage you today to let your interaction with the community around you be according to His good pleasure, not yours.
Many saints are struggling with loneliness, with painful thoughts and feelings of separation from what is remembered fondly from a former season. If this is you, you are suffering from wrong thinking, from bad habits of thinking. Have you read Romans lately, like chapter 8 for example? Like Chapter 12?
1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. ~ Romans 12:1-2
You must know, dear saint, that nothing good comes from being conformed to this world. If you feel need, if this is your struggle, pour out your heart before the Lord, who cares for you. Pour out your heart and await His provision. Don't presume what that's going to look like, because you will probably be surprised when it comes. Brothers and sisters, He is good. Seek His provision and accept no substitute because such as that will utterly fail you in time of real need.