Our Creator, our Spiritual Parent who is also our faithful guide, speaks to us from within. He is ever-present to teach and guide us in the ways of eternal love and truth. He guides us in the ways that we, in our individual journey, need to walk to move into the love, truth, purpose, peace, and joy we truly desire, not what we may think we desire in our limited understanding.
His “voice” speaks in a language our soul understands that our spoken or written words can only attempt to reflect. His gentle whisper is one among many much louder ones; our society, parents, families, heritage, friends, teachers, authority figures, “experts”, religions and their sacred texts, media, fears, our past, and our own pride and ego.
Our challenge is to follow his gentle leading above all others. Our ability to follow comes through heeding his words in the easier areas that give us the courage to follow in the harder ones, the ones where fear is the loudest. Though, he can use the voice of others, when his voice has the final word, then he is truly our God; for all else has come into submission under him. And then, we hear what we need to hear from the others, for he always gives us what we need when we it.
In time as we continually learn to follow his voice more closely in courage and faith, our lives and all that they entail, inside and out, become established on his instructions and ways of truth and love. There is no other foundation for our soul and the life it constructs that is more powerful, for it is the foundation of eternity itself.
Then, when the storms of life with their billowing waves crash upon our lives, even upon our very soul, then the love that flows from the cumulation of those words give us flight. The love uproots the anchor of fear that causes the waves to engulf us. This love has become truer and more real than anything else we know and lifts us above the waves and we find we are walking on water.
Every one of us is always a teacher and always a student.
Owning this truth provides an endless expansion to our souls in truth and love. It instills an internal humility and courage that opens up an abundance of understanding, growth and enlightenment. It brings clarity to our nature and our purpose. It manifests itself in an endless number of ways.
Our spiritual transformation is a metamorphosis from one creation to another. From a dead spiritual entity, which continually feeds on death, which perpetuates death, to a living spiritual entity that continually drinks in the sweet nectar of life and reflects the beauty of the Creator’s character.
Our merciful God created this earth to instruct us in His ways. A beautiful illustration of our transformation is found in the journey of a caterpillar into a butterfly.
As a caterpillar has to die to its current form to transform into a butterfly, we too have to die to our flesh form to be transformed into a spirit creation; a creation reflective of the Creator’s likeness and of the spirit (air).
Stage One: The Seed/Egg
There is a seed of life in each of us. It’s the seed of eternity (Ecc 3:11), and the seed that holds the DNA of our Creator. With the right conditions, the seed within grows and we transform into entities reflecting our Father’s likeness, His character. A seed looks nothing like the living creation it becomes; yet it contains the source code that is needed to become a living creation.
What are the conditions of spiritual change; the secrets of spiritual metamorphosis?
Stage Two: Feasting on the Green Tree/Eat and Eat
The main activity of the caterpillar is to eat … and eat. It’s required for them to grow to transform. Likewise, our main job is to eat to grow. We are to feast constantly on the Tree of Life, Christ spoken word to us from within our souls. This nourishment isn’t doctrines of religion, but the pure word of the spirit of God spoken directly to our spirit by the spirit interpreter, the Holy Spirit.
Worm that Doesn’t Die
As we begin to feast on the words of life, we cease to feast on death (lies, corruption, deception, false doctrines, wisdom of the world) little by little. These words are the pure words of truth, which comes from a pure conscience within us (Christ the Internal Teacher), spoken to our spirits and received in understanding. We need only to feast on these words of life to transform, but we must feast and feast continually.
If we continue to feast on death, we are the worm that doesn’t die, thus doesn’t change.
“where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.’ Mark 9:44
Do you know what this worm that doesn’t die feeds on? Dead bodies, death. (found in the definition of worm in the Strong’s concordance)
Through false doctrines, many people have been misled that this life is neutral ground, not heaven and not hell. It’s our own spiritual deadness that makes our reality hell. Hell continues as our reality as along as we feed on death. In feeding on death, we are the worms that do not die and transform into new creations.
At this stage, our purpose in life is to feast on the truth, the bread of heaven, so we can transform from our worm state and leave Sheol.
Stage Three: Inner transformation/Chrysalis
After feasting for some time on the green plant, the Tree of life (Christ), we start a deep internal conversion. When His words of life become our internal truth, it starts to change everything, beginning with our heart from stone to flesh. We mature to a certain point by His truths that we die (abandon and put off) to all that isn’t of the truth.
This is a time in our lives where we experience intense positive change within our souls. At our core, our character starts to take on Christ’s likeness. Once this occurs a flood of transformations begin. We start thinking, speaking and acting differently. Loving kindness, healing, and deliverance from entrapments of our flesh manifest. It’s a tremendous stage of spiritual growth that affects every dynamic of our lives. And like being in a cocoon, we become separated from the world. Often we are cut off from many worldly things, people and activities so that our growth can take place unhindered.
Stage Four: New Creations/Butterfly
Once we come to a certain level of spiritual maturity, our flesh skins start to break away. As the caterpillar sheds its skins, we shed the skins of death/affliction/ bitterness, and what comes forth is something altogether different and beautiful. This stage comes with a great “earthquake” to our lives. As our old skins, which are of the dust of the earth start quaking, splitting open and breaking away, all that we have known starts to change as we become a creation of the air and no longer of the dust. The wind, the breath of God, starts to fill our new wings, spiritual mind, and we embark upon a new life as creations of the spirit/air. Everything is growing out of a point of perfection, His spirit within us; truly a new beginning and a new life of life.
Our appearance becomes a reflection of God’s glory/character. A butterfly’s wings don’t hold the pigment of their brilliant colors, but they have a reflective quality that reflects the light in such a way that it creates their magnificent brilliance. So too, we are mirrors to our Father’s brilliance. When we transform spiritually, our mortal bodies are clothed with new skins of eternity, thus bearing the likeness of Christ, who is the reflection of the heavenly Father.
This glorious transformation occurs in the end at the return of Christ, which is the brilliance of God abiding within mankind. What lies ahead, I do not know as no one has gone through this full metamorphosis in the earth, as it is only possible upon Christ’s return. It is through the fullness of His spirit within us that we become living eternal creations. No mind has conceived what He has in store for those who love Him.
Our eyes are starting to twinkle with the brilliance of His reflection.
Take a moment when you have time to look into a butterfly’s journey. You will find many overlaps to our spiritual journey.
Job 42:5-6 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.”
This verse describes the end of death and the beginning of life in our souls.
My deepest desire is for others, all of creation down to a snail, to feel nothing but pure love from me. It’s a beautiful desire, yet impossible for me alone to fulfill. Matthew 19:26, Romans 5:18
This past week, I came to the end of myself as I never have before. As Christ’s pure light expands in our lives, EVERYTHING is exposed. The response? A complete “face plant” before our heavenly Father, a deep true humility.
Over the years, I’ve learned and repented from how I hurt myself and others … but not to this depth. Some time ago, I felt a dying to myself. I remember the moment. It was very powerful, and a lot changed in my life after that depth of letting go. But He took me even deeper this past week.
The brightness of Christ’s coming means a great awakening to the darkness of the pit we’ve lived in, thus a falling on our face. In His mercy, He keeps us from seeing the depth of our depravity until He is ready to bring deliverance, or else the awareness would destroy us.
This time in new depths, I saw how much pain I’ve created in my life for myself and others over the years. I saw how I was a co-creator to ALL my own pain; and for the first time took responsibility for ALL the hurts in my life. I realized my propensity to unknowingly harm others and this awakening pained me deep within my heart. I became deeply aware of how cruel I could be to myself and others. Yet, God wasn’t showing me these things to discourage me, though it ripped out my heart, but to take me to another level of my desperate need of Him so He could give me more of Him. Ezekiel 36:26
In this depth of awareness, I learned a deeper meaning of self-righteousness. Self-righteousness is thinking at anytime you don’t cause harm to yourself or others, when in actuality, at any moment you can cause harm no matter how much you desire not to or how nice others say you are. We are to grow in understanding of what true love is, and this is very important as it is a part of giving pure love, but any true love that is given or received among mankind is by the grace of God working through us and not ourselves. You realize this when you realize the hurt you are capable of at any moment because of your limited understanding.
God revealed this hidden beast I was blinded to. It was always there, but as God dislodged it from my soul, I saw it and it was ugly. Whenever we see the depths of our ugliness, we can be thankful for God is showing us because He is removing it and putting truth in its place; for the only reason we see it is because of His light in us revealing the contrast.
In more deeply understanding the pain I’m capable of, in whatever degree; my hunger for His righteousness grew a hundred-fold. Romans 5 Only God can truly love. Only God is truly good. Only God is all knowing so He can be truly loving in every circumstance. Thus, we need Him to empty us of ourselves, which happens when we realize our ability to hurt another part of His creation at any moment and a strong desire not to. To be emptied we have to be willing to see the pain we cause, admit our part, and trust Him to create every present moment. The glorious news is it’s our heavenly Father’s desire to give us His pure beautiful spirit; thus to fulfill this hunger. Matthew 5:6
When we reach this point of awareness; then we are ready to receive His breath of life and He raises us up by His spirit filling us. After this “face-plant” experience, only He can cause us to stand. He wants us only to see the depths of our need so we sell all, so He can fill all. Luke 18:22 It’s in this awareness of who we are, who He is, that we joyously let Him take over and let Him fill all. Romans 5:3-5
One warning; those who have been labeled “nice” or “good” are in danger of being most blinded to the harm they cause, thus to their self-righteousness. They don’t see the hurt they cause as plainly as those who aren’t labeled good and nice. We all hurt and are hurt by others. We all need to reach this awareness, for we all unknowingly can cause harm at any moment. We all cause cruelty in our lives to ourselves, others and creation and until we recognize the fullness of our part in feeding cruelty we stay trapped in it. Once we see and acknowledge our part; we start to be emptied to be filled by the pure spirit of love.
How do you know when you’ve sold all? You cease to judge others, hold unforgivness, blame, or the like. You have a deep love for others without effort, even those who have hurt you. Romans 2:1 If you hold anything against anyone, you’ve yet to see your own depravity.
How do you come to the end of yourself? Diligently seek the purest of love.
The commandments are to love. Obeying them is possible only if God governs EVERY breath; for in a moment you can hurt instead of love. We have to trust Him to establish every present moment. We have to be “beheaded” of our mind, self, all we are, and receive Him as our new head establishing every thought in perfect wisdom and love. Revelation 20:4 We have to learn to breathe by the spirit (air) by letting all our sour wine drain out, gain new wineskins, and be filled with the breath of life.
Never stop seeking the purest of love; which you learn from the Father directly through the experiences of your life. Seek to see the truth of what you create in your life and in the lives of others. Coming into the truth is about knowing pure love. This is to be our pursuit. If you seek, you will be emptied of what you thought was good and loving, and will start to experience the filling of His Spirit into yours. Then your “works” or “good fruit” in your life will be a testimony of His presence in you.
Learning to breathe air is receiving and living by His righteousness. It’s as a great of a transition as leaving the water of the womb and breathing the air of life; and even more so.
“Nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there! ’For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
The Kingdom of Heaven is now being established in power in the earth. It’s power, beauty and glory has been awakening in the souls of the elect, and has begun to penetrate the world around them.
The incoming Kingdom of Righteousness means truth is in the earth as it never has been before. The Spirit of Christ uniting to the elect infuses the truth with power; word and spirit. Thus, the truth is interacting with this world in new ways to establish and grow the Kingdom of Righteousness. The truth hasn’t been able to renew this world because it lacked the spirit of Christ, the spirit of righteousness, in mankind. It’s the word AND the spirit in us that brings life. It’s the flesh of Christ, the word, and His blood, His spirit, together that has power over wickedness in us thus in the world.
The transformation into a new heavens and new earth happens through mankind. As we transform, this world transforms; for our thoughts fashion its character. Now that the spirit of Christ is returning in the elect; the truth is empowered to reign where once unrighteousness prevailed. 2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 2:27-28 Life, true life, is now growing in this pit to regenerate it inside out.
You can be a part of this righteousness spirit and grow with as it grows to fill the earth, or resist and be subject to the greatest refinement to come upon mankind.
Do you see the Kingdom growing in your life?
If you do; greatly blessed are you; but this you already know.
How do you know the Kingdom is being established in you?
Watch your life. Your life will testify to you if you have the truth or if you are still imprisoned and blinded by lies. If you are in deception you do not know it; that is why it’s deception. You think you are in the truth, but you are not. So, how do you know? Watch your life; it will tell you.
A separation has begun between light and darkness; righteousness and unrighteousness. Now and in the days ahead there will be an increasing division between those walking and growing in righteousness by the power of Christ’s spirit in them, and those who are bound in unrighteousness because they haven’t knit their spirits to Christ’s; the purest of love. Isaiah 65:13-15
How is your spirit knit to Christ’s within you?
By repentance; which is obedience to the Father’s love; which is wisdom.
First, you listen to the still small voice within you coming from a cleansed conscious that is specifically guiding you in wisdom and loving kindness. Second, you engage in continual repentance; which simply means in every thought, word, and action you are forsaking your old ways and turning to live in accordance with the righteousness of the Father as He leads you. (Made possibleby His power at work in you,which isthe gift of Christ enabling you to obey). The more you listen and obey the clearer the counsel becomes. Third, the more wisdom you act in the more the Kingdom grows in you and expands around you.
This repentance is embracing the forgiveness of God. To not heed His counsel is to trample on His forgiveness. If you never seek to obey His truths, you can’t be knit to His righteousness, thus be apart of the Kingdom. Kingdom comes inside, out.
Christ’s spirit being unified to yours through repentance is what enables you to walk in righteousness and fulfill the law perfectly. He is your strength and grace to become a son/daughter of the heavenly Father because you walk in righteousness. Phil 4:13, John 15:3-8 Christ didn’t give us His spirit for us to trample on the law; thinking we are forgiven and obedience doesn’t matter. He enabled us to obey the truth by giving us His righteousness spirit. Feast on Him; and become as Him. John 6:53, Hebrews 2:11
What you will see if you are in truth?
As the Kingdom grows in you; it’s overflowing to those around you. You are moving into a time of double blessings; the joy is deeper, the laughter is greater; the love is abounding; the works of your hands are multiplying; the peace is expanding; and the righteousness taking over. Zechariah 9:12 Your words are full of life. Your love is growing pure. Thus, you serve as a witness to the power, love and glory of the Father in the earth. Ezekiel 14:22-23
What you will see if you are NOT in truth?
For those not in truth; pains, afflictions, and suffering are doubling. Stresses are mounting; afflictions are arising; marriages are struggling, finances are draining, children are taxing; wisdom is fleeting, sickness is increasing, sorrow is mounting; your own wickedness is rebuking you. Jeremiah 2:19
The Father longs to free you from the prison you cling to. Hardships are to reveal areas you are living contrary to His perfect ways of love. Don’t blame, justify, or rationalize. Realize now is the time to turn from corruption and embrace a life of righteousness and love from the Heavenly Father.
Know and love the Heavenly Father. Listen and follow His intimate counsel to you in the specifics of your life. He is the Father of life, truth, love and as you follow Him your life will increase in apparent wisdom, love and power.
These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace; Let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,’ Says the LORD.”
Behold, I send My messenger,
And he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Lord, whom you seek,
Will suddenly come to His temple,
Even the Messenger of the covenant,
In whom you delight.
Behold, He is coming,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
But who can endure the day of His coming?
And who can stand when He appears?
For He is like a refiner’s fire
And like launderers’ soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.
For the truth seekers, as your spirit is knit to Christ’s, what you experience is written above … a thorough scrubbing that leads to operating by the mind of God.
In this scrubbing process, two prisons become apparent. One is the pit of the spiritually dead world that we are physically born into. You realize what we call life is death, and what we call death is still death. We wake, eat, sleep, and do it all over again day after day. Our spiritual power is minuscule. At times we see glimpses of our power derived from love, and that hope keeps us pushing forward. But even then, what we “see” pales in comparison to the power of a spiritually alive creation. As a whole, we are the weakest of creations; especially given the mind we possess.
It’s this one possession, our mind, that could make us most powerful, makes us most weak because of the cancerous corrosion it has undergone. And that leads to the other prison, our corrupted mind; corrupted because of the lies that rule it. When the mind is knit in lies, it creates a prison of depravity and bondage basked in debilitating harm. The narrow path to escape both prisons is to seek the truth in love from our Creator and eternal Father.
Freed from the Prison of Your Mind
Freedom from both prisons starts with the mind; as healing comes inside out. Seeking truth transitions the mind from a source manifesting harm to good. Romans 12:2
To abide in truth you have to seek for it because the multitude of lies. But if you seek you will find. Matthew 6:33, 7:7 When you find truth, there is no mistaking it because the new framework based in truth creates love that changes you and those around you. 1 Timothy 1:5
For those who have been seeking the Truth, as Christ’s Spirit fills your soul, every contrary aspect to His love in you surfaces. All is exposed in His light for there is no darkness in Him. All unrighteousness has to be removed as He moves in. His light exposes the layers of your soul, what you see, you want nothing to do with. This is the beginning of learning to “die to self”. First you SEE, THEN you desire to die to your mind and feast on His. This is why the seekers of truth are being changed into wine. As the Light reveals the darkness, the truth they seek replaces the lies. Without truth, the lies remain in charge.
This depth of cleansing can be tough. However, it’s the path to the purest of love. As the scum of your prison walls is exposed, Christ showers His affections on you and gives you the truth to grab a hold of. Bit by bit He breaks you free and fills you with Him. John 14:6, 10:27
As your soul is scrubbed, you must trust all to Christ as only He can free your mind, because you are in prison. This is His utmost desire because of His love for you. Zechariah 9:11, Isaiah 42:7 This is why He gave up His Spirit, to fill yours. You must be as a child trusting in a loving Father who can do all things, as it becomes obvious you can not as you come head-to-head with your limitations. You must trust in following His lead. This level of trust is very powerful. Choose to trust. Then your hunger for a righteous spirit will be satisfied. Matthew 5:6
Now is the time to dine with the Truth; to die to the old ways of thinking and acting that are revealed by the Light, and embrace the mind of Christ. Feast on His mind of truth, not your mind of lies. Let that mind die. What you feed will grow. Watch your thoughts. Seek to be aware of what you are meditating on, and meditate on the truths His Spirit teaches you. Starve all thoughts contrary to His truth; all fear, rejection, failure, and self-depreciating thoughts by not focusing or feeding them. Instead, feed your mind with the words of truth and who you are as His cherished creation. Isaiah 58
As minds are filled with the Light, the Light will implode the pit of the spiritually dead world and destroy it inside out, the first prison. With the Light here, the imprisoned spirits can be freed from their flesh graves and clothed with immortality. 1 Corinthians 15:54, Zechariah 4:6
Continue seeking truth and you’ll find that Christ is allowing you to partake of His mind as you are able. He will show you beautiful truths about who you and others are as His beloved creation. You’ll see that the sin/darkness was a part of abiding in the pit and being spiritually dead, and His desire is to set you free from the prisons; internally and externally.
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves. 3 You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
Tribulation is coming upon the world. For some they will abide in rest because they’ve enter the true sanctuary of the presence of God. Revelation 3:10 Others, still needing purification from the lusts of the world, will encounter further purging, refining, and testing, so God can move in. Proverbs 17:3, Revelation 2:16
Your circumstances test and reveal your heart for out of your heart springs the issues of life. If you circumstances are of the true peace; then you’re entering into the Kingdom of God. If they are of unrest; you are being tested in whom you serve. Let your circumstances show YOU your heart then fully seek and turn to God’s wisdom. Some will try to run and hide from the turmoil, but they cannot because it comes from within. Others will cry out to the true God and He will answer and lead them on the narrow path of truth into His sanctuary of peace.
The purpose of the tribulation is to lead people to deep repentance from the powers of this world (see below) that control them and drive them into death. God is life. To desire God to govern your mind is to embrace eternal life. In His love, He is purging the powers contrary to His perfect love from your life because they destroy you and others, and hurt Him, for He cares for you.
Thus, some of you are going through a significant testing in your circumstances to reveal whether you truly know and trust the true God. During these trying times of your soul; will you cling to the God of truth and choose His truth over the worldly wisdom and the golden calves of mankind’s creation? As the refining/purging fire comes what will it reveal in your spirit? One clinging to truth or one clinging to the pit of lies? 1 Corin 3:13
The Pit Within
During this time people will come face to face with the pit within them. Within the souls of men is a pit. It’s the shadow of death from a severance in the love bond between them and their Father of Light. Some have been coming out of that pit and walking into the light thus into God’s love, others, in spiritual blindness, cling to it to their destruction. Jeremiah 6:19
People try to run from this internal pit of darkness by doing and clinging to all sorts of things to convince themselves it isn’t there (addictions, religion, busyness, contrived self-exaltation). Yet, at times it surfaces and shows its terror.
The pit sucks any aspect of love from a person’s life and leaves them empty and alone. It creates hypocrisy as they try to flee it in any way possible; even by acts they know are destructive. People are trying to escape and run from this internal darkness and yet in their trying they push into the powers of ruin, thus they are trying to smother death with death. When they feed these powers, they are keeping their souls bound to the pit they are trying to escape. Though God longs to be united to them; they have been imprisoned to serving the lust of the world because their love for it. Thus a pit of darkness and emptiness remains in them.
The pit is full of lies, fear, and pain. It’s where the power of ruins have their anchor in people’s souls. They have to be uprooted; so God can abide within.
Psalm 75:10 All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.”
10 Powers (horns) of Ruin
Flesh worship; images created by world
These torment the soul. Founded on lies, they are the powers that drive us toward death; what Christ came to destroy with His light/truth. The fullness of Christ in us destroys this pit because He is the consummation of love. This fullness is upon us to be received. When His liquid light of truth and pure love implode that place, then death is destroyed in us forever.
Hebrews 2:14-15 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Only God can show us the depth, expanse and power of these forces within us because we each have our own network of lies intertwined and twisted since childhood. Thus, the path of freedom entails a very personal interaction with our Creator. Seek their penetration to be expelled from your life, by the strength of God, down to the last residue clinging to the sides of your soul. He came to cleanse your vessel, let Him. To walk out of this pit is to forsake these powers and all related and connected to them.
If you are facing this pit, cry out to the God of truth. Forsake all artificial remedies of the world. It’s only covering death with death; as the lust of this world is the lust for death. Seek the eternal Light. Come to know the mountain of God; the mountain of truth established in unfailing love. Serve no other “truth” or wisdom but seek to serve the wisdom and love beyond this world yet for this world. Christ will not only deliver you, but will fill you with Himself; the most incredible light of truth and love. John 8:32 Be clear who you serve; and there are only two choices the God of truth or the god of lies and deceit. Pray to know the difference.
I’ve told you these things beforehand, so you may endure with fortitude. God is with you; there is tremendous power in trusting the living God. Cry out to Him for He cares for you; but you must receive Him for it’s the nature of love to be received and given.