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THE FAMILY OF PEACE

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SHEEP & GOATS AND THE FAMILY OF PEACE 

In Luke 10:5-6 Jesus told us about finding a man of peace. If he is one let your peace rest on him, He said. But if he is not then let your greeting of peace return to you. In other words, “Take your miraculous greeting of peace away from the man and his place for he has nothing to do with God’s Kingdom.” Obviously warmongers entered the church and sold us a bag of self-manufactured manure. We’ve been under this stinking stuff for much too long.

The greeting of peace is not a normal greeting like people greet each other in Bayern, Germany, “Gruss Gott” (a literal translation would be “Greed God”) or “Hello.” How do you do?” Or “How are you?” From all the peoples on the planet the Hebrew people know the power of Shalom (peace). From Abraham to the present day, the Hebrew people have no peace, not because they are not peaceful, but rather because the world's response and treatment.
Christians wanted to make their own god and then 600 years later Muhammad picked his god too. Confucius and Buddha found the transcendent god of self-awareness, and those steeped in those teachings seek nirvana or some other states of a metaphysical experience. Nonetheless, all those in Asian religions do seek peace because there is no peace in the world and this world cannot give peace; is unable to produce it from itself. Hence, it must be the heavenly peace, but even that man polluted with notions of fallen angels, intrigues, and conspiracies. Those who are in that kind of a frame of mind, and happen to ascend to an authoritative chair, influence only those of a like mind. Their propagation of nonsense works with those in nonsense. A radio broadcast can only be tuned-in to only with a compatible device. If that device (radio) cannot tune-in to that particular wave then the broadcast is useless. The same it is with those who are in the truth and those who love illusion.

Japan wanted to dominate the Pacific region, Hitler the European continent and Mussolini Africa, while Stalin kept his iron grip on the USSR and the republics. Stalin was the obstacle. (This is not a lesson in history, just an eagle’s view from above.)

Those below, seek to war because of the territorial ambitions and the hunt for some lost glory. Let’s say that you got your glory, praise and adoration… what’s next? More seeking of the same I suppose. Where does it end? – The makings of a god. Okay, and then what’s next. You are now called god. You rule the world, and… Hmm… We are going to nowhere. The same is with conspiracies and sensationalism. The pride of life will never be satisfied for it will crave the reality, which is the truth. The Almighty is the only true God. Period.

Even the knowledge of something wonderful, from and about God, actually humbles us all the more, and never the opposite.

[Isaiah 40:7-8] The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.

We are grass and this self-nullified way of thinking ought to be our daily practice. 

When a man of peace is found, Jesus said that we should stay there and not move from house to house.  The man of peace has fruits, which are: love, joy, peace etc, kindness, water to drink, food to eat, a bed to sleep in. One then proclaims the Kingdom. With this Gospel proclamation comes the Kingdom just as peace comes with the greeting of peace. But there is more.

Jesus said to heal those who are sick in that house, a visitor or someone in the family.
Once I stayed with a Lutheran Pastor in East Germany. The church was a regular traditional Lutheran church. I was well received. I proclaimed the Gospel and taught God’s Word. People were open because the pastor was open. Then I asked for any sick people to come to the front. Eighteen persons stood in a circle. All of them were miraculously healed and they wept tears of joy. They were amazed and completely surprised. The church was not Charismatic neither the pastor, they had no teaching of faith. God is not limited to our beliefs or to Charismatic or Pentecostal circles. Too often people label such occurrences as part of some wild hysteria, which they do not approve of, even hate.

I also ministered at another traditional Lutheran church. We sat at the table, but the pastor’s wife was not there. So I asked about her?  The pastor told me that his wife had been sick for a very long time so I prayed for her, and she was instantly healed. The pastor forgot to thank me and did not give God the glory, but kept investigating, asking how I got the gift of healing, when and why? I was surprised that He only saw the gift itself, but not the merciful hand of God outstretched toward his suffering wife.      

If you would have the gift to heal or raise the dead how would you handle it? Hence, Jesus said Have faith IN God, (Mark 11:22) not in the gift itself. We are nothing; we are like that donkey of Balaam who spoke with human voice… Self-Nullified thoughts must accompany the ministry of the miraculous.

On Facebook I exchanged views about faith and gave a link to the luxumlight page dealing with miracles (real accounts of healed people). This man (stranger) lashed out at me with such hatred that I was shocked and completely surprised at his response. He lumped me together with everyone else that was supposedly in that religious camp he had imagined. But which camp I still do not know. Because flies got into your honey it does not mean that honey is bad. But that’s what people do. Supremacy, anti-Semitism and racism come from those sentiments.

You harvest what you have sown and cultivated. Sooner or later what you harbor deep in within your heart will eat you alive, yet it so hard for people to part with these things.

The psychology is quite clear – SELF.

God knows our psychology and tries to change it, just as He has changed mine, through me as His vessel He tries to also change yours. But will you check out on me now and run away in disgust? So many lump me together with all other cheats and religious illusionists; they judge me without knowing me. How can I heal them? Impossible. Unless they make room for this supernatural power of God’s peace; they shall remain ill, limited and bound. Jesus said, “you will die in your sins” (John 8:24).  

THE FAMILY OF PEACEMAKERS
The field stays together, the tares also, and so do we - God’s seed. It’s fun saying it, isn’t it? “I am God’s good seed.” Someone might attack me and say, “How dare you!” I dare, I dare, I love it because I know and you know it too. What unites us is God’s perfect love, which casts out all fear, which is caused by the pride of life (1 John 2:16 & 4:18).

[Matthew 15:13-14] Every plant which My heavenly Father did not plant shall be uprooted. Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.

Leave them alone, Jesus said. What camp do you belong? Who are you? Do you know?

Peter was indecisive and Jesus helped him.

[John 21:21-22] So Peter seeing him said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man? (John)” Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!”

“You follow Me.” Jesus said. Don’t be a scattered-brain codependent. Choose and decide whether you are the good seed or part of the masses.

Decide whether you belong to the peacemaking bunch, or another camp, which might better suit your beliefs and tendencies.

[John 17:12] While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them…” [John 18:9] to fulfill the word which He spoke, “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.”

“Those You (YHVH) gave me I lost none, I kept them IN YOUR NAME.” Do you know the power and awesomeness of God’s Name? I know, but that’s exactly the reason why I cannot utter nor play with IT. Others, those foolish ones, as if being obsessed with special “magical” pronunciations—and perhaps mystical chants or permutations of God’s Holy Name—do not know Jesus, or the Father. Many only know religion and their own self-importance, which is associated with some special pronunciations, intonations or elocution of Jesus’ name and of the LORD God. No matter how they want to twist their tongue they will never get it, for their intention is selfish and vain.

No one can receive anything glorious from God unless one is trained in keeping his or her mouth shut and meditate on the awesomeness, greatness and the might of God, which I can only hint about. I speak in pieces, as in codes. I throw verses at you, but your brain must be properly wired to grasp it all. The time will come when you will.

As much as we would like to save everyone we are not gods. We are only able to obey Him and go deeper by being led of His most precious Holy Spirit.

Let the holy be more holy. Let the righteous be more righteous and the one who knows let him know even more.

I get calls, letters and emails about dying people. I ask, “Do they know me? Have they ever come to my meetings? Did they show any interest?” I want to see if the Father had drawn them to the truth, which I proclaim. I am not the only one. God has an army of those who teach the truth, but they are not famous. You might have met them already, but was your heart burning when they spoke to you? You see, God answers prayer through His chosen vessels; it is your job to recognize that chosen vessel and open your mind for the liberating power of His truth. Then, quite naturally so, He answers your prayers and meets your needs.

No matter how much I want to pray for everyone to be healed, I know that people are the answer to other people’s prayer, but when the answer comes, in form of a man, a woman even a child, then, often, that praying person tends to reject the physical carrier of the answered prayer. The reason for it is that most people want to get it all directly from God, and not through a vessel. It is the search for a vain satisfaction. And why is it so? The answer is horizontal/comparative thinking. Another reason is this: people have been disappointed with some ministers whom they took for great men or women of God, “until they fell”… as if there is no repentance. A real man of God always corrects himself for God’s ministers also must grow in the Lord.

It’s a senseless cycle of pride and religious ambition. It’s strange. Yet it is so simple. In one instant I have seen cancers vanish and bones coming together. I have seen it taking place in countless many meetings of mine; as well as on my own body. But people attribute it only to the anointing. ‘Oh, the anointing, the anointing and the anointed…’ God knows what you need. However, what would you do when God would actually draw you to a controversial preacher who perhaps cuts the bread of life with a sharp knife; and goes straight to the point; something we are not used to? We must be pampered first because all other preachers do that. We expect God’s servants to tiptoe around our egos and ‘keep apologizing for perhaps … a too direct approach.’  

[Matthew 21:24-25] Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe him?

What’s wrong with people? The only reasoning they do this is to save their skin. There is a spiritual reason, and spiritual sense that has been dulled up through the accumulation of false beliefs, which usually come to us because they appeal to our fleshly nature—the pride of life and our vanity. If we only have used self-criticism and self-nullification—for the sake of the Spirit—then we would attract and draw to us the Spirit of God and then we would also recognize Him in others. Deep calls unto the deep. Same kind gravitates to the same kind.

[2 Corinthians 6:14-18] Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. And do not touch what is unclean; and I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” Says the Lord Almighty.

Whatever really pollutes us is: sensationalism, digging up secrets of the wicked (although we know what the Kenites are after, we know their fruits) and the fascination with evil, which always hides in darkness. This darkness is a pretense and theatricals, and because of it we get excited about discovering the secrets from ‘behind the curtain’ (as on a stage) and which we might have perhaps missed. As if we really need to know those secrets, yet we do not ask ourselves the question as to “Why am I doing it? How does it profit me?”  

[1 Kings 18:21] Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people did not answer him a word.

Based on Matthew 13:38 one either is part of the field, the tares or the good seed. One knows the characteristics (fruits) of each kind.

PUT ON YOUR SPIRITUAL THINKING CAPS
No one can agree all theologies, not even in one religion. So, no matter how much you would like to agree and unify things you will only sink into deeper confusion caused by fragmentation. Each denomination runs with one piece, which it emphasizes. That’s the reason why people lump other people into categories and different camps of belongings. I have been labeled many things. Some went as far as telling me that I am only a Bible teacher. Others told met to stick only with the healing ministry. Others want me to be a missionary Evangelist; they say that that’s where my anointing really is. Others saw me doing the deliverance ministry and then wanted me to concentrate on just that. Others told me that I look much better and sound better with a guitar; others said “no” you sound better singing and playing the piano. Everyone wants to label you and stick you in some box of their own subjective opinions. If I’d let myself go I would end up in nuthouse.  

All of this comes from the career-making mentality; like choosing a profession; and some permanent job that gives you the security of retirement and medical insurance, etc. God's kingdom is not like that. We must change. He is God. He made us and we are His subjects; whether we like it or not. If we fight against this fact we will end up miserable or worse...  

The anointing of Jesus embraces all ministries, which include the ministry of the King David, which is kingly, prophetic and psalmistic. We are His body, His messengers, for Jesus has sent us out. Whatever the need is, it is being met through the multifaceted ministry of no one else, but of Yeshua the Savior. When there is the need for deliverance... there it comes. If there is the need for healing God's Spirit leads your to heal someone. Someone lost direction and is disoriented, there comes prophecy and encouragement. Others need spiritual education in order to grow; there comes the teacher... Yes. It is all in one package. This is what God wants for all of us.

Those boxes and categories are only human limitations; and people seem to "love" them; and why it is so is hard to explain. I suppose it is some insecurity, or the subconscious need to be in control (which is a pure illusion). This psychological bondage must go. Let freedom reign. Live and let live. Let God have His own way. Cross the line.

  • Subjectivity is not the truth. 
  • Personal experiences are not the truth. 
  • What I feel is not always the truth.
People grew up in different houses of theology and have accumulated faulty (psychological, neurological and spiritual) DNA, also those growing up in the USA, even in secularism, have still accumulated these things because it is everywhere; in movies, books, TV, radio; America has more churches per capita than any other country.

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES 

Fear is the magnet that draws scary things. When people die in fear and God gives them another chance to live and also to get saved (only the living can do that); then those fears manifest themselves in horrific pictures. When they return from the death side (Sheol or their interpreted Hell) they want to be saved. In time they come to the complete knowledge of the Truth—even understanding of their own psychology—and by then they will gravitate to God the Father in real love; rather than just the fear of hell. However, whatever they wrote down in a book, or made a video of; and it is being circulated—often with a delay of 10 to 20 years, or more for some countries—cannot be taken back. It is out there, while during that long period of time they have come to a much greater knowledge of the Truth. That which they have interpreted then, as being hell, could not any longer be substantiated with their new God-given knowledge. That's spiritual growth, which is living; moving forward and upward. Time moves on. More light is released each single day, but those people stuck in the past will keep on digging only the outdated old and stale past; they are out of sync with what God is doing today. I hope that you are getting the message, because traditions have lost all life and if you love studying the past you will become part of it.

Holy Spirit works in today; He reminds us; He teaches us; and He guides into all the truth (John 16:13) right now. He reveals to us what Jesus had said, but in the present tense; in the now, and without the burden of man's traditions and past interpretations. He is always fresh and new. The New Wine must flow into the new wineskins. Are one one? 

SYNOPSIS
I know people who love to read those classic sermons of the 19th and 20th century well-known preachers; and they think that they are spiritually alive today. What was given to those people who rode buggies with horses, and burned candles for light, was for that time. We worship the past because it is safer that way. The war genes in us wield the upper hand and keep us in bondage to the past, which emanates insecurities, and fears of the yet unknown. But it is today that God speaks. Today God does wonders. Today He enlarges our understanding, gives knowledge and expects wisdom. It is today we must choose.

Our psychology has become more complicated, and not just complex. The maze of ideas about hell, heaven, angels, good and evil and their sources have created a labyrinth for you. But please realize this: exactly because of this complex labyrinth-like psychology; perhaps, in a weird sense, you have started to like those complexities, for you can hide your fears in them; and from that comes the hesitation to go all the way for the light and for the truth, which you have already come in contact with. Even now. (If you have realized it then it is prophetic in nature.) 

There has to be a firm decision and commitment otherwise this connection has been for nothing; as if God is not omniscient, omnipresent; He does not draw anyone to the truth. Perhaps this sort of a god you have formed in your mind; and trying to enlarge that picture would be perhaps too drastic, or too painful for you? Give God a chance. Roll yourself out like a parchment roll; and become like a letter before Him. Let Him write a brand new story on your life. But the old scribbling, which you have collected for so long; you must let Him erase, completely. There is no other way. He gave you plenty of material, which contains the power of Truth and even immortality, which Enoch obtained. Arise! Embrace it and be not only inspired or encouraged but truly transformed. This has been the purpose for this direct word to you.    

“Those that You gave me I lost none” – Jesus.

Are you one of those?  

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  1. How lovely are the feat of the ones who make peace with everybody to become a peacemaker.

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