REPENT REDUX

As the Holy Spirit illuminates and washes us with the TRUTH, our erroneous thoughts and feelings can be seen and understood. One must be brave to stop what they are doing and drop the conventions of this world to see the reflection and complexity of the lie we have consumed. Few enter there, into His exposure of TRUTH and His required adjustments, for it is a narrow passage. Our minds may not comprehend and even recoil as it sees itself in light of His TRUTH, but our spirits welcome the freedom the TRUTH extends to us. 

The fresh waters of His revelation are always seeking to cleanse us from the fallacies of this world, the stench of the toxic ooze that infiltrates our hearts and clouds our minds. Christ and the Spirit, forever live to make intercession for us, to continually bring the living water to cleanse our hearts and renew our minds. This is where the passage becomes narrow because the lies we have consumed are pervasive and huge.

In this missive I am revisiting His revelation on repentance and His intercession that proceeds all Godly states in our souls. I hope you will track with Him on this because what we think about a word or words do shape the direction of understanding in our hearts and directly affects freedom.

The point of focus is the propagated understanding of repentance in our culture and more specifically the word REPENT itself. The English dictionary defines REPENT this way:

REPENT: verb

feel remorse, regret, be sorry, rue, reproach oneself, be ashamed, feel contrite; be penitent, be remorseful, be repentant.

Flatly, this definition is man centered and wrong. In light of all Glory belonging to God and the first call of Jesus in His earthly ministry to repent, repentance can’t be about us. It must be about the Father, because that’s why Jesus came, to do the will of the Father. 

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. John 14:10

Feeling that cleansing water of His Spirit? The definition is coarsely warped and skews our understanding of the Father’s purpose in Jesus because it’s all about us and our feelings and not the Father. Do you see the reflection of the lie?

This definition steals Their glory and makes it about us. The definition carries the stench of the lie the serpent has continually brought forward since creation. It’s all about you, not the Father. This definition has become our “programming” subtle as it may be and it inhibits the Holy Spirit’s effectual conduction of Jesus through us to this world.

FYI: Nothing in this life is about us, It’s all about the Father.

…but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. John 14:31

Here is the Greek definition of the word REPENT found in most concordances:

REPENT: metanoeō 

verb 

to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent

to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins

This definition is flawed as well. It does brush up against an understanding that our minds get changed, but the focus of the work rests on us, not the Author and Finisher of our faith. It also sheds light on how the English dictionary came away with it’s embellished self-centered and loathing definition. 

The prescribed definitions are anathema to the sentiment of God’s intent in sending Jesus to call us to repentance. But true insight, the heart of the Father for us can be found in the two roots of the compound word meta-noeō.

Theologically speaking if Jesus was calling humanity to repentance then the definitions are diametrically opposed to 2 Cor 5:19 that says, “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting humanities sins against them… Secondarily, if we’re all in for sin and are wretched, do “we” really change our minds for better? Do “we” heartily amend? I’ll just tell you, No we don’t. 

Even the Greek definition infers it’s “your” work with a need to come to Him feeling badly about “yourself”, loathing with shame and remorse. Flat out, I dare anyone who is reading this to point to a passage where Jesus was calling us to remorse, guilt or shame. Jesus never required, expected or asked for what the Greek or English definitions presume we should carry.

Straight up! What we have been told to believe about repentance is a flat out lie. It is mind control, programming and spiritual abuse. It is a big pile of #Serpent Squat!

Maybe this is why Jesus said, be wise as serpents and innocent as doves? 

So why do the current definitions of repent, both Greek and English lead us to an understanding of the first call of Jesus that have nothing to do with the words or actions of Jesus?  It’s because these definitions are man-centered, repugnant programing of the serpent. The definitions are a lie of the serpent that is enforced by the tree of the knowledge of good and evil [TOTKOGAE], not the tree of life.

Plainly, Jesus Christ was not walking the Earth saying, “Feel badly about yourself, the Kingdom of God is at hand!”  “Show regret and have remorse, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”  Proving once again, the definitions of repent are erroneous, self-centered, serpent inspired programming that have caused us to misinterpret the living intercession of God. 

We must allow the voice of the Holy Spirit, the intercession of God unrestricted access to the recesses of our hearts and minds if we are going to understand His call to repentance.

Let’s break this Greek word metanoeō down to the two roots of the word:

meta: 

with, after, behind

noeō:

to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding

to think upon, heed, ponder, consider

As I was led to state before in, “What Am I Doing Right Now?”, how in the world did our current English dictionary definition cobble together it’s “understanding” when nowhere in either of the two root words is their any affirmative inclination to their assumptions?  

I’ll tell you how, the serpent capitalizing on the consumption of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil [TOTKOGAE], inspired this “understanding” of the word repentance in man. The result has produced a dreadful bitter taste in the mouth instead of the Father’s intent for us to lean into the trust of His voice. The leading in His Word of life that isn’t counting our sins against us.

It is no coincidence there is no record of the any of the disciples being called to the current denotative understanding of repentance by Jesus.  He just said follow me and they did.  Repentance.  Jesus didn’t tell them to view their sin or even think of an action or omission with deep regret or remorse.  If repentance meant what we’ve been told, Saul “the persecutor” of Tarsus would have been the perfect candidate to act it out.  But he wasn’t told to repent either, do you wonder why?  

It’s because repentance does not mean what we have been told it means. The current definitions are serpent inspired man centered lies!!

Because of the discrepancy between the Greek and English definitions and the two root words in the Greek the Holy Spirit has led me to call a foul here. The TRUTH is, the devil himself has perverted the first words of Jesus in His ministry to our wondering souls and we’ve erroneously bought the perversion of this term. The Spirit of TRUTH is exposing it right here, do you perceive in your mind?

This perverted definition is the same thing that took place in the Garden of Eden, the Father’s first words to Adam were perverted by the serpent. We were formed from the dust in repentance; to listen for His voice and His voice only.

The Holy Spirit has fixed it and brought revelation of the Fathers desire in Christ, The question is do we have ears to hear what He is saying? Let the Holy Spirit renew your understanding and cast off the serpent inspired interpretation of man. Then when we read or hear “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” we will begin to hear the true intent of the Father in Christ Jesus.

This is what Jesus was and is saying:

With, after and behind what I am saying to you and forever interceding for you, think upon, heed, ponder, consider, and understand with your heart and mind. This is the Kingdom of God, this is the Kingdom of heaven. To hear the voice of God and follow with after and behind what He says and only what He says.

What’s The Journey?

Humanity has been called to REPENTANCE since being the dust of the ground, receiving it’s first breath at creation.  But like the words of Jesus, REPENTANCE has not been spiritually discerned. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. John 6:63

The first words of Jesus in His service to humanity were to REPENT for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The intention of Jesus and His call to REPENTANCE has not been Spiritually discerned and the life in that call has been missed.

If you have read this far and said, I believe. I have repented of my sins.

You have not understood the Spirit and the life in the first call of Jesus, the call of the Father since the garden.

HINT: Repentance isn’t about you.  It’s about The Father and listening for His voice. And doing what He says.

 THE JOURNEY I have been on for the last three years is about the INTERCESSION of God, The voice of the living God, every word that proceeds from the mouth of God being listened for. A monumental, easy yoke.

The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

I have come to understand I live off of His INTERCESSION in REPENTANCE. This is His desire for us, the breathing dust He formed in His image.

THE JOURNEY started with hearing His question in my spirit, 

“What Am I Doing Right Now?”

ie. What are the words proceeding from My mouth right now?

ie. ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

That’s how THE JOURNEY began and if you are anything like me, you won’t be able to answer His question without seeking, asking and knocking for the understanding.

THE JOURNEY 

Every moment His voice listened for as the treasure of my heart.

Everyday His voice followed without guilt or shame.

For anyone who has an ear to hear, let them hear.

For Such A Time As This…

I rejoice in the Spirit of TRUTH, who is real, living and active in this world!  

For such a time as this, we are being given an opportunity to see what has been hidden for decades!  Ponder that one.

He has used regular humble people to expose deception and deceit and it goes far beyond the innocence of the man at 1600 Penn. Think!  Ponder this as it unfolds.  

Is the end of this trail a light upon the man of lawlessness?

Think eternal purpose.

PS 5

FREEDOM, FOR FREEDOM’S SAKE

In forsaking the Tree Of Life, that is nourished in the Holy Spirit, there is nothing left to dine on but OUR perceptions of good and evil, right and wrong born of the Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil. The TOTKOGEA.

It is a meal of death as promised, and in that, we bite and devour each other as OUR perception of righteousness becomes the mark of godliness instead of Christ; who grants complete freedom to not listen at all, and pursue a belief that is wholly and totally dead.  I wonder, if this a real important Ponder Stop?

What Does Surrender Really Look Like?

What if one day you recognized that you needed to surrender all to Jesus?  

And then after spending some time pondering, considering and heeding His words to the world, you came to understand the truth of His words that apart from Me you can do nothing.  

What does surrender really look like?  🤔

So take care how you listen; for whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”  LUKE 8:18

The First Voice

Your Word spoken is upholding all things.  Washing through the soul and spirit and plunging to the depths of their division, even the joints and marrow of all humanity. 

The thoughts and intentions of the heart are laid bare and known by You. You speak first and man may inquire of You.  Your Living Water flows to an ear to hear, the pioneer for praise of the First Voice.

Yours is the First Voice. You originate all things and will bring all things back to the subjection of the Words You have spoken.  You have recorded Your Words in the Lamb’s Book of Life and You will reconcile all things to that Word in the end. 

There is nothing hidden from You.  You see the scheming of humanity as they seek to make a reputation for themselves beyond the easy yoke of repentance You have formed in them. 

Why do the nations plot as narcissists?  In love with themselves and what they think they have gained?  Seeking fame for themselves when Your Word is the Alpha and Omega. 

God’s Gap is the lacuna for the cleansing waters of Your Living Word!!  Fill the thirsty souls and mend the broken hearts.  Your Name and Your Word is exalted above all things!

Early Morning Light 3-15-19

LUKE 3

Here is a .pdf with all the key words highlighted in color.

…preaching [a baptism of repentance] [for the forgiveness of sins]

The opening verses of Luke 3 have two wonderful strings of “word nuggets” that begin the chapter. They bring deep confirmation and insight for the pregnant question the living word brought to me in the Spring of 2016, to seek and inquire of Him, for “What He is doing right now”.  This question led me to His understanding that “I live off of His intercession in repentance”.  These two passages in Luke amplify His understanding and I will use the words of the text to bear witness to His living word spoken to me nearly three years past, as well as, this morning.

Continue reading “LUKE 3”

PS 4

The word, WORD in the bible is derived of many origins, perspectives, motivations, and states of being.  Some human, most not.  Some intellectual, most not.  Though the words can be written, understanding is not available to all who can read, and though they can be heard, understanding only comes to those with ears to hear what the Spirit is saying.

If the Rhema is not sought of the Logos you are more than likely lost and without understanding. Eating and bearing the fruit of the forbidden tree.  Maybe this is a real important Ponder Stop?

I offer encouragement to WORD UP!

PS 3

Repentance and forgiveness are not the same thing.

Everyone in this world is forgiven! The Debt has been canceled!

Not everyone who has been forgiven this debt lives in repentance seeking to follow with, after and behind the intercession of the Spirit of Truth.

Exactly How Much Of This Existence, Labeled As Life, Is An Outright Lie?

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“Exactly how much of this existence, labeled as life, is an outright lie?”

This is a question the Holy Spirit posed to me while I was writing The Bridge, the 10th and final piece of a two year chronicle I was led to designate as, “The Journey“. Continue reading “Exactly How Much Of This Existence, Labeled As Life, Is An Outright Lie?”

The Bridge

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THE BRIDGE        mp3

In music, especially western pop music, a bridge is typically a contrasting section, juxtapose the verses and chorus.  Typically the bridge of a song will carry an altered rhythm, a tempo shift, a melodic variance, a lyrical sidelight that offers a change in focus or brings reflection.  If done well, it could give a sense of pause or rest to the listener or even draw one to subtly pine or hunger for the return of the chorus, “I live off of His intercession in repentance” Continue reading “The Bridge”

The Second Verse

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THE SECOND VERSE   mp3 audio

In the early days of picking up a guitar to play, I learned two chords.  Upon mastery of those two chords I was inspired to strum a variety of rhythmic patterns between the two and suddenly like a flood, melody began to spring from my heart.  With time spent, music theory and many more chords and instruments were learned and it was off to the races writing songs, placing words in accompaniment to those melodies.   Continue reading “The Second Verse”

The Journey

These 8 communications encapsulate the last two years of the With, After and Behind life the Holy Spirit has walked me through.

THE MOST HATED WORD / WHAT AM I DOING RIGHT NOW? / WHAT AM I DOING RIGHT NOW? II / C.U.J. (k-oŏ-əj) IN GOD’S GAP / WHAT A GREAT QUESTION! / FREEDOM FOR FREEDOM’S SAKE / TWO TREES / TWO TREES TWICE

I have made all of them into mp3 recording’s that can be downloaded and taken with you.  As I have been led to see, many don’t have 35 minutes to read and try to digest, but they might be able to listen while they drive, watch a sporting event or vacuum the house.  This is the link to all 8 in chronological order.  Enjoy!, THE JOURNEY.

TWO TREES TWICE

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Welcome to this eruption of contemplation born through the voice of the one offering up continual intercession.  Who for those with an ear to hear offers a front row seat to bear witness to the mystery and intrigue He continually speaks of.  The revelation in His words birth deep consideration and understanding of the One and only eternal God and Father and His Christ. With an ear to hear these words, they become like water to the roots of pregnant expectation, like a treasure hidden in a field that is happened upon with joy.  In this unsought presentation He brings to the witness, His desire to hit the mark of His purpose in the heart, to birth a heeding and understanding of the words He speaks.  To that end He offers His supplication, begging earnestly in conversation for His audience to draw near, like a knock at the door.    Continue reading “TWO TREES TWICE”

TWO TREES

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A little more than eighteen months ago a man was struck by the Holy Spirit like a bolt of lightning.  The simple words of His voice, “What Am I Doing Right Now?”, ignited a glorious and galvanizing blast to the spirit of the man.  It revolutionized and fundamentally transformed him with the understanding, God is not now, nor has he ever been sought, but in all ways, He seeks and leads by His Spirit with love and grace and that yoke is easy because it is for anyone with an ear to hear and a heart to follow. Continue reading “TWO TREES”

Freedom, For Freedom’s Sake

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Being still at heart and listening.  The meditation and conversation of God through the Holy Spirit is the breath to the soul that blows out crusty custom in His gusts, while depositing peace in His insight and understanding.  In the dynamism of His voice, unsolicited questions arise, as He reaches out in desire to produce unity with the Father and confirms His aspiration to complete the work He has begun.  This is the prelude and epilogue to being led to this passage on freedom and slavery. Continue reading “Freedom, For Freedom’s Sake”

Winning

 

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WINNING (A treatise on athletics, or running the spiritual race)

Starting with the greatest winner in history Jesus, who abandoned himself to the will of the Father for the cause of reclaiming mankind for God.  He who was never subject or prisoner to circumstance is THE victory because He let nothing stop Him from completing the task of winning.

So what is winning? Continue reading “Winning”