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April 2009...oh, to be present...

My Story of God’s movement toward Presence (both obvious and miraculous) in a beautiful 14 period of time back in April of 2009. I thought it would be good to rehearse this nearly a year later. Sometimes I forget what God has done so quickly and I don't want to be that way. This is a collection of stories that were orchestrated by God for my personal sanctification and for the spiritual renewal of my heart. I will not forget the visceral sense of his presence during this season of closeness...Exodus 3312 Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, 'Lead these people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, 'I know you by name and you have found favor with me.' 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people."14 The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."15 Then Moses said to…

What did God say?

A few thought on Holy Spirit Fire, God Speaking and other unsolved mysteries...
I Thess. 4:19-22
19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire; 20 do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22 Avoid every kind of evil.

I so desire a life that joins the Spirit instead of Quenching him. A life that treats prophecies with welcoming care instead of criticizing contempt.

**How do people put out the Spirit’s fire?
- Two extremes - Over Control or Out of Control
- Two extremes – God isn’t speaking anymore or God is speaking all the time

To avoid the danger of Rogue Spiritual Dictatorship, I’ve noticed some shifts that are helpful for me to discern what is the Holy Spirit and what is the Human Spirit when it comes to “God Speaking”:
1. From God is “Telling me” to “God impressed upon me or is stirring me.”
2. From “God is saying” to “I am sensing”
3. From “God spoke to me and He said…” to “God laid this on my heart and I sense him saying…”
When we have people saying “…

Feral Christianity...

Once again, I want to write about "Growth in Community" and you have to understand what’s at stake if we don’t get this “God thing” right. People, mobs of people, masses of people…are all alone in our culture right now…and they need us to talk about how to check the plague of isolation that is spreading across our land.
This is where the distinction between the religion of our day and the revolution of the kingdom must be made…there are two distinct alternatives available within the culture of Christian spirituality right now…Fiefdom – a domain controlled by a feudal Lord (the Churches’ Jesus). (religion)Kingdom – a domain under the leadership of the Bible’s Jesus. (revolution)Christ's Invitation into the Kingdom Culture…John 6:53-6953 Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last da…