|Crossing the line of Spirit|
Three pieces I wrote on facebook this weekend with some kind of Spirit unfolding in them
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When the Israelites left Egypt they were driven by their own heartcry after years of increasing slavery, but they were also carried by one man who had been forged in experiences alone on the hills for decades. Moses. However to take over a Land the people needed their own faith not just the leader's faith. Years of experiences in the harsh desert conditions, plus a few skirmishes with neighbouring tribes were the preparation they needed.
Jesus parable of the servants in the field described two aspects of training to be a fully fledged King Priest. Servants in the field, then servants in the house. Earthly protocols and faithfulness. Heavenly protocols and faithfulness.
The Israelites obeyed the Tabernacle and worship protocols, and they obeyed the daily living protocols.
Here's the clever bit....
It's not the diligence, from a works point of view, or else Methodists would have set the world free decades ago.
It's the YOKING. It's the take my yoke upon you and learn of Me.
As we do what the Spirit simply shows us to do,we also grow in hearing spiritually. THIS IS THE KEY.
Western minds think in terms of facts about God. Facts move nothing spiritually.
Entrepreneurs understand this better. Their hearing is in the form of a hunch that the rest of the people don't hear.
Musicians and artists understand this better. Their creative inspiration is their "hearing" that nobody else hears, or else they would all be artists.
Faith comes by hearing....but if your spiritual hearing unit, your spiritual hearing capacity has not been allowed to grow by constant interface with the quickening that comes from frequent Word access...then you will not be tuned to the frequency that says
Take down that City of Jericho by speaking to it.
Or in Winkie Pratney terms ,leader of YWAM, see that castle over there....BUY IT.
Or in Emsworth Bible House terms, Stan and I were driving around Emsworth trying to be open to what God was saying, and God said to Stan....see that Winsley House thing with 12 acres hidden away on Thorney Island. BUY IT.
Stan thought, It's not even for sale and we have no money.
God said. Buy IT.
Within several months we were living there, and a farm next door was given too, making 20 acres, with the pentecostal hut opened by Smith Wigglesworth over the road given to us as well.
Faith and power have nothing to do with factual knowledge. They have everything to do with inner hearing.
What is Booth living?
The Jewish feast of booths, the final big Feast instituted by Moses by the Lords command, are constructed flimsily of four woods representing the four corners of the earth. They have no ceiling. God is the ceiling.
Community living in the Spirit happens every time there is revival.
Spirit/worship/connection with God IS LIVED AS A COMMUNITY IN REAL TIME.
There is no reason Acts 2 had to stop, other than refranchising across the earth ofcourse. Jesus and the 12 had walked the LIGHT life for 3 and a half years. here is John's description
- what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Booth life becomes possible when thirdlevellers are up and running in Galatians2.20 inner consciousness. You are not talking about LIFE. You are sharing life as it happens. Booth life is about connecting with one another from the heart. The flimsy surrounds with no ceiling are simple loose gathering points for God to happen.
You are only connected by that which each joint supplies.
All pyramids of man are connected by agreements, works, certificates, men and women over each other....
In Booth life you are only connected by Spirit....connecting LIVE in the I AM of God.
I go into a room and I send out Spirit signals like a bat. Whoever is connecting LIVE to the I AM I am instantly glued to. i tried it out with Benny Hinn and no signals came back. Part of this will be his own expectations that nothing can ever happen of any importance on Facebook....so he is probably a good deal more alive really....but certainly Benny has forgotten some of the simplicity of the Jesus Move he and I were birthed in, where we just connect with one another.
Booth life is connected with the Third Feast. Many humans connect outside the Temple, or in the outercourts, or in the Holy Place. In these places vestiges of Genesis 3 independence remain. This is NOT the relating of BOOTH life. This is relating without figleaves in the LIGHT of God alone, and for many that is too much exposure for a while.
So we go in and out. But without BOOTHLIFE how would you ever learn that such a life exists? It is God's EXPO. It's God's SHOWROOM. It's Gate no.9 . Unlocking the Eastern Gate, the Front Door and shouting to whoever
Isaiah 55, and Revelation 22......Come all you who thirst....we are doing a Buy One Get one Free....except the one you buy is free as well!!!!!
Crossing the Line of Spirit
Jorge Pradas in his early recordings of preaching in Emsworth used the phrase crossing the line of Spirit. Jesus in Matthew 5 warned of the sort of thing that would happen as you follow Jesus. You get born again yes, you get baptised in the Spirit yes, but at some point your whole life crosses the line of Spirit. I wrote yesterday how the Israelites existed as a people for.several hundred years before, in just about one day.....the whole people kind of got the whole treatment. Passover was literally an Angel covering them as they left Egypt. They literally were baptised. Their enemies literally perished. And they literally did begin a brand new life of following the Pillar.of fire and Cloud of God's Presence when it moved. They crossed the line of Spirit in their whole lives in 24 hours. But it didn't just happen......they had cried out to God stronger and stronger for ages. What about us? Well we are not told about how long and how many tears Mary Magdalene wept before her deliverance through Jesus. But that too was in one day.....and she was amazing in everything she did afterwards. These kind of people are in our churches as beacons. But we often forget the trauma, the gestation period beforehand. The earnest psalm 120 cries. In my first churich there was Big Jim Reilly. Before I knew him he was a helpless alcoholic delivered in one day.....totally.....by the power of God. In his wake, Bruce Reilly was like Isaac, following his dad. Bruce was a policeman who knew Watchman Nee stuff so helped us in our school revival. He then became a leader in the New churches. I digress a bit. But for.some Passover Pentecost and Feast of Tabernacles or Day of Atonement are collapsed into one day. This is to show us in the Spirit they are one thing. It all happened in the Cross in one day, which is why Jesus cried it is finished and why God did a slow motion playback lets call it a preback by giving us the tabernacle picture thousands of years ahead so we'd catch it. Except of course the church and the Jews didn't.
Ask any church person about Easter and Passover and they are pretty clear that Jesus is the Passover Lamb. But ask them this question and they won't have a clue. "Ok clever clogs.....if Jesus tore the veil of the Temple when He died opening the way into the Holy of Holies for us how come the Day of Atonement which is fulfilled in this isnt celebrated in the Passover, nor even in Pentecost, but right at the end of the harvest year in Feast of Tabernacles. Both Jews, archbishops ,Canon Andrew White all the Jesuit clan won't have a clue......nor the Pope. Because they all believe Nothing happens now anyway. Not until we die. No the real answer is for most of us.....The pain, the circumcision, of us having all the effects of the Cross work themselves out in our bodies in one hit is just so extraordinarily painful and radical a manoeuvre.....like for Jim Reilly, the Israelites and Mary Magdalene.....most of us cross the line of Spirit in staggered stages. But real it is. And King David describes one stage in Psalm 66......they have ridden over my head. Then also there are the watchmen in Song of Solomon 5. Yes.....beware the watchmen..... As some of you can testify