Two Baskets of Figs

45 Remains

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Jan 16, 2021

Trump will remain the 45th President of the United States. Period.

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Matthew’s Soil Part 3 of 3

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Jun 25, 2019
Good Soil

Good Soil
I want to go straight to the folds. 30 Fold Soil, 60 Fold Soil and 100 Fold Soil. The seed does not produce the fold turnover. The SOIL does.

The folds are levels of fruit, levels of return and levels of revelation. ?We look at Reaping and Sowing in one way. When I sow seed do I see a return? The only time we evaluate the soil is if there is no return. We need to evaluate the soil when there IS a return also. If I see a return than I think well that?s that. BUT, what level fold did you receive?

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What does a 30 fold return in this area of my life look like?

What does a 60 fold return in that area of my life look like?

What does a 100 fold return look like?

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What about these categories?

  • Salvation
  • Healing
  • Finances
  • Love
  • Identity
  • Time Management
  • Relationships
  • Character/Integrity

Let?s take this a step further?

In Matthew 7:24-27 both people hear the word, both build houses, but only ONE obeyed the commands. They both looked like they were doing the same thing from the outside. You can?t tell the difference between the two until the storm came? or when LIFE hit them in the face.

Ask Yourself
Have you built portions of your house on rock and other portions on sand?
Did you build your kitchen on the rock but your study on the sand?
Did you build your study on the rock but your master bedroom on the sand?
What areas of your life are built in complete and utter trust in God?

I can guarantee you there is an area in your life you don?t trust God 100%.

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I end with this quote from TD Jakes?

If you want to KNOW God as a HEALER… you’re gonna have to be sick, ill or broken.

If you want to KNOW God as a WAY MAKER… you’re gonna have to be stuck, lost or in a jam.

If you want to KNOW God as a PROVIDER…? you’re gonna have to be lacking, broke or wanting.

If you want to have a TESTIMONY and a strong ANOINTING… you’re gonna have to be tested and proved, you’re gonna have to go through a valley and you’re gonna have to go thru hell.

If you never get in trouble, you’ll never have an experience with God. How you gonna know he’s a healer if you never get sick? How you gonna know he’s a provider if you never get hungry? How you gonna know he’s a way maker if you never get lost? Somebody slipped, but God sent me to tell you the slip is a setup. ? TD Jakes

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Part 1: Matthew’s Soil

Part 2: Stony and Thorny Ground

Matthew’s Soil Part 2 of 3

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Jun 25, 2019
Stony Ground

STONY GROUND
I want to categorize stones into three categories?

Three Major Categories of Stones

  1. Offense
  2. Defense
  3. Frustration

Remember the woman caught in the middle of adultery? Her accusers came with stones? The only way a stone to throw can be found in your hands is if you have pulled it from your heart.

Do you have a pet stone? Or a loophole stone? Maybe you are not throwing an ugly jagged stone but just tossing a personal excuse stone.

A trump card stone? This is the stone you throw to shut down a conversation or an aggravation or a correction, even a whisper from the Spirit of God.

Jeremiah 31:33 ESV

For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it ton their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Proverbs 4:20-23 ESV

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Have you ever been in an exchange where the other party is throwing stones at you and you don?t have it in you to throw one back? It?s not a feeling, it is certainly not a religious thing ? ?Because I?m a Christian and I love God I am not gonna say/do what I really want?. You simply have love for them and there is nothing in you that can hurl back a stone. That?s a heart turned over to God. Love does not keep a record of wrong done?

I might take note here: Above I mentioned ?a religious thing.? If you find yourself saying or thinking? ?I am a Christian and I am not going to say what I am thinking because it?s not right.? You revealed that you indeed have a stone. You are just not willing to throw it. Holding onto a stone is not ok. Drop it.

You should have a hard time finding stones in your hand to throw, period. Disciples should not have stones. A seed and a stone cannot occupy the same space.

How do you scrutinize your heart? By communing with God and following the Spirit. Don?t go looking for stones. It?s easy to find or figure out what is wrong. We often weigh what isn?t working more than what is working. If you have a stone the Holy Spirit will reveal it to you. Take heed and deal with it.

THORNS
It?s a thorny business. Complexities, distresses, troubles, difficulties?? Ah life? it may produce a rose but the rose has thorns.

Three Kinds of Thorns

  1. Discouragement
  2. Discontentment
  3. Distraction

Thorns have a great deal to do with situations that affect our senses. In Romans 8:5 (DNLT) it says,

For the ones?being?in accordance with?the?flesh are thinking the?things of? the flesh, but the?ones being?in accordance with?the?Spirit, the?things of the Spirit.

Don?t live sensually. Don?t let your five senses rule you. Many of us have heard this. Most of us know this but dang it! Our emotions catch us off guard like whiplash too often.

?I feel? I feel like?. I feel that? I feel when? I feel how?.? Our society rotates around our feelings. Feelings have become central to everything we do. I have come to abhor this. Feelings should not be elevated above all else. They change with the direction of the wind. When feelings are placed on a platform than every kind of thorn will imbed itself in us.

Discouragement, discontement and distraction have one thing in common: Misunderstanding. A failure to understand something correctly. What do we misunderstand? Purpose. If we understood purpose we would not get discouraged, we would no be discontent and we would NEVER be distracted.

Jesus specifically mentions monetary riches here. Money is a huge distraction but I also want to address other riches. Money does not necessarily mean riches to everybody?

ASK YOURSELF: What are riches to you?

Many times riches come in the form of a quick fix.

  • Riches can be food.
  • Riches can be free time.
  • Riches can be electronics.
  • Riches can be attire or accessories.
  • Riches can be anything that makes us feel good, or better, so we lean on that for encouragement & contentment.
  • Etc?

When a thorn is stuck in you Growth and Maturity stagnates? Truth wanes and Falsities wax greater and over time the truth is choked out be the lack of fire burning you, or a false fire burning you?.

2 Timothy 2:4 NLT

Soldiers don?t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.

NEXT SOIL TYPE: GOOD SOIL

Matthew’s Soil Part 1 of 3

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Jun 18, 2019

Let?s look at a section of scripture that has been taught a thousand times over. It?s commonly referred to as the Parable of the Sower. Personally I think it should be the Parable of the Soil because there is much more content as it pertains to the soil (the receiver) than the Sower (the giver). This parable is found in three of the four gospels (Matthew 13, Mark 4 and Luke 8). It is a good habit to gather the gospel variations together and read as a whole when they share the same story. It?s similar to looking at a cube?. Each gospel shows a slightly different face of the cube.

Now let?s look at these different soils, or earths?

THE PATH
The first type of soil is the WAYSIDE. In other words, along a path.

Think about a path. What happens on a path? What is a path?s purpose? Travel and movement occurs on paths. People, perhaps many people, using the path to get from one place to another. A path is not a stopping point but an active passageway. A path is well worn with first time passersby?s and repetitive travelers. A well-worn path is hard and solidified. Like a hiking trail ? used, exposed and clearly defined with little to no vegetative growth.

Can seeds survive on a path like this? No.

ASK YOURSELF: What path?s in my life are well worn? How many paths in my life have become common? What are the well-worn paths in my life that God?s seed cannot penetrate?

EVALUATE:

  • Traditions
  • Rituals
  • Patterns
  • Habits
  • Thought Processes

How many of your actions do you no longer question because it has become so common, even robotic? It?s autopilot.

Evaluate Commonly Heard Statements:
?What goes around, comes around.?
?You got a taste of your own medicine.?
?I wanted to give that guy a piece of my mind.?
?Did you catch a cold??
?If the shoe fits, wear it.?
?You made your bed, you sleep in it.?
?Carma is a ____?
?It takes two to tango.?
?When it rains, it pours.?
?Whatever.?
?It is what it is.?
?I?ll forgive, but I won?t forget.?
?I have to love you but I don?t have to like you.?

Remember in the Garden after Adam took and ate what was not permissible? God asks ?Where are you?? For all intense and purposes, Adam replies, ?I am naked.? What did God respond with? He said, ?WHO TOLD YOU?? (See Genesis 3)

Apply this to yourself. Who taught you the above statements? or any saying, way of thinking, habits? God did not teach these. These are not Kingdom concepts.

Let?s look at John 3:16 and Proverbs 4:12 for a moment?

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Believes ? Believe and KEEPS ON BELIEVING? Believing require obedience. Continually over a lifetime. (The rest of this verse is for a lesson all together different.)

Proverbs 4:12

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.

 

We must believe and adhere to THE WAY and not make our OWN WAY by choice or unconscious habit.

What worldly conceptions have you adopted that you no longer question? This is your well-worn path.

 

NEXT SOIL TYPE: STONY AND THORNY

 

 

Files

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Apr 4, 2019
VISION
Oval office and the Presidential Desk. File Folders? many file folders stacked on the President’s desk. File folders with names. Names of individuals and names of groups. A specific folder was highlighted with the name PELOSI on it.

TONGUE INTERPRETATION
Everything that you have exposed, and are attempting to expose of My King will be exposed about you. This President is Mine. Pelosi! There is much to be said about you. But not all will be revealed. I will use you! I will use you like a puppet on strings. Schumer! You are a joke in heaven. Right yourself!

Democrats! You have formed an unholy alliance. I will bring you low. Republicans! Watch out, some in this party are not for this man in office. And where is My third party??? They are like you (prayer warriors). In the background working, hidden in the current of diligence and prayer.

A great shaking is coming. This shaking of the earth and specifically this nation is a sign of a crumbling of false giants, a decapitation of the lies. Truth will resound in this Country ? Loud and Clear!

Watch out a season of exposure is upon you. I hear the sound of shrieks. Jezebel shrieks!

 

VISION
Jesus standing on the Golan Heights from a high point near the Sea of Galilee pointing west with his left hand. Drawing attention to the Port City of Haifa. An evil plot in a peaceful city. An evil scheme has stirred. Men meeting in a circle, seated on the floor with little cups.

 

The Shaking of America

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Jan 28, 2019

DREAM
I felt a shaking of the ground in Arizona and instantly I saw the State of Alaska shaking and the number 9. I then saw what seemed like a ripple affect; Washington State and down the western coast of America. The shaking was so great that the State of Arizona shook. The shaking kept going as if making a giant V tattoo on the land reaching to the middle of America. The last thing I saw was a jagged scar in the middle of America: A gigantic crack in the earth!

From Alaska to Arizona to Middle America, a V shaped earthquake.

I awoke instantly but strangely did not feel alarmed.

DECIPHER
I am still pondering this and praying.

 

 

Billy Graham & Kenneth Copeland Vision

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Jan 17, 2019

Isaiah 8:18

18?Listen carefully, I and the children whom the?Lord?has given me are?for signs and wonders [that will occur] in Israel from the?Lord?of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.

VISION
The throne room of God was circular. Very very large as if it did not have a ceiling. You could not see the top but it was very bright. The wall around the throne room was invisible from the inside. From the outside it looked like a wall or a building. You could see every part of Heaven from the throne room.

Outside the throne room? There were people walking and bustling about like a city. There were many many groups of various sizes? small, medium, large. All being taught lessons: oral teachings. Some of the teachers were recognizable? men of renown throughout history?. Biblical figures teaching and modern figures teaching (all men that had died). There were wells/small pools scattered about outside the throne room.

In the throne room: Billy Graham was discussing with God (one on one). They were discussing Kenneth Copeland. All the details could not be heard. It was very much like observing a conversation from a short distance. Billy Graham was holding a tool belt that was his. It was extremely old, tattered and worn, an old leather belt that was misshapen from time and use. It had ancient tools strung on it (literally with strings). Much like cave man tools?. very ancient looking. One of the tools looked like a metal spike or a very large nail. God told Billy Graham to give this belt to Kenneth Copeland and instructed him to deliver one other thing.

Billy Graham walked out of the Throne Room, walked to a well, picked up a small bowl at the well, dipped it into the well and brought the bowl up filled with a liquid. The bowl fit perfectly in his cupped hands and the liquid was gold ? liquid gold. What was this bowl of liquid for? Billy walked away with the tool belt and the bowl of gold liquid. Wondering what this was I looked back at the well and on the well it read….

THE WELL OF WONDER

Habakkuk 2:1-4

1I will?take my stand at my watchpost
????and station myself on the tower,
and?look out to see?what he will say to me,
????and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

2?And the?Lord?answered me:

?Write the vision;
????make it plain on tablets,
????so he may run who reads it.
3?For still?the vision awaits its appointed time;
????it hastens to the end?it will not lie.
If it seems slow,?wait for it;
????it will surely come; it will not delay.

4??Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
????but?the righteous shall live by his faith.

5 Look among the nations, and see;
????wonder and be astounded.
For I am doing a work in your days
????that you would not believe if told.

Isaiah 29:14

1I will?take my stand at my watchpost
????and station myself on the tower,
and?look out to see?what he will say to me,
????and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

2?And the?Lord?answered me:

?Write the vision;
????make it plain on tablets,
????so he may run who reads it.
3?For still?the vision awaits its appointed time;
????it hastens to the end?it will not lie.
If it seems slow,?wait for it;
????it will surely come; it will not delay.

4??Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him,
????but?the righteous shall live by his faith.

5 Look among the nations, and see;
????wonder and be astounded.
For I am doing a work in your days
????that you would not believe if told.

2019

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Dec 31, 2018

Amos 3:7-8

7 ?For the Lord God does nothing
without revealing his secret
to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared;
who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken;
who can but prophesy??

Amos 5:14-15

14?Seek good, and not evil,
????that you may live;
and so the?Lord,?the God of hosts, will be with you,
????as you have said.
15?Hate evil, and love good,
????and establish justice?in the gate;
it may be that the?Lord, the God of hosts,
????will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

2019 is the closing year of a decade. A decade. The culmination of a season. This decade has been about contending with yourself for your identity. Your original foundational design. Confronting your own mind with Truth and Light. Much work has happened in this area. A cleansing, cleaning and clearing away of the muck and mire of the mind.

Reflect on this decade…

What has transpired over the last 9 years in your life?
What have you gone through?
Come through?
Matured in?
Overcome?
Waited on?
Waiting in?
Grown in?
Have you failed a test, or tests?
Have you been chastised, corrected, re-directed?
Have you been pruned?
Have you been set on fire?
Has there been a re-ordering?
A fresh start?
An awareness, an awakening?

Have you allowed God to intervene in your life this decade? Or have you been orchestrating? Have you been God this decade or has God been the owner of you?

In 2019, be willing to see beyond where you are and what is currently happening. Position yourself to receive what has been planned since before time. AWAKEN!!!

Jude

3?Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our?common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you?to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.?4?For?certain people?have crept in unnoticed?who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert?the grace of our God into sensuality and?deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Galations 6:17

17?From now on let no one make trouble for me, for I bear on my body the scars?of?Yeshua.

2019 is the culmination of preparation. The last phase of fine tuning and the final stretch (a literal stretch). A completion of the pruning process of the last 9 years. The final sweep of missed cobwebs and dusty shelves.

*If you have been reluctant to release any of your dead or dried up branches in this decade, be prepared for abrupt chopping. LET IT GO!

In 2019 further tests and testing will occur. Tests occur because you have the capacity and ability to pass it! You would not be tested in an area that you are not capable of passing. Expect further growth and stretching. Expect to be uncomfortable in 2019.

2019 Focus

  1. Intimacy and Relationship w/God
  2. Prayer – #1 Individual & #2 Corporate
  3. Relationships – a unifying and dissolving
  4. All fears will be confronted
  5. Further alignment of hearts, eyes, ears and mind

2019 CHOPPING BLOCK

  1. Traditions
  2. Religious Rituals
  3. Religious Principles
  4. Thought Life
  5. Attitudes
  6. Scarred Hearts
  7. Excuses

2019 WILL NOT BE A WASTED YEAR.

2020 is the year of PERFECT ORDER. Ready yourself, consecrate yourself, prepare yourself in 2019. Allow yourself to be further pruned, confronted, corrected, tested and proved in 2019. Let LIGHT overtake all dark areas in your life.

Expect a greater divide between followers of Jesus and the Gospel, and unbelievers.

Finally, let no excuse escape your mouth in 2019. There are NO EXCUSES in 2019! NONE! Consecrate yourself, set yourself aside to God. HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD! Expect growth in every area of your life – inside and out.

BE in 2019!

1 Corinthians 2:14

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

The Two Groups

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Dec 4, 2018

21??Not everyone saying?to?Me, ?Lord, Lord?, will enter into the kingdom?of?the heavens, but the?one?doing the will?of?My Father in the heavens.?22?Many will say?to?Me on that day, ?Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy?in?Your name, and cast-out demons?in?Your name, and do many miracles?in?Your name???23?And then I will declare?to?them that ?I never knew?you. Depart from Me,?ones?working lawlessness?.?24?Therefore everyone who hears these words?of?Mine and is doing them will be-like?a?wise?man who built his house upon the bed-rock.?25?And the rain came down, and the rivers?came, and the winds blew? and they fell against that house. And it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the bed-rock.?26?And everyone hearing these words?of?Mine and not doing them will be like?a?foolish man who built his house upon the sand.?27?And the rain came down, and the rivers came, and the winds blew? and they struck-against that house. And it fell, and the falling?of?it was great?. Matthew 7:21-27 DLNT

Matthew 7 should strike a Holy fear in anyone who reads it (the entire chapter). In this chapter two groups are contrasted…

Verse 1-5 Sinners vs Hypocritical Sinners
? –This is not about about “not judging” others. It is about sin, self righteousness and repentance. One sinner cannot point out the sin of another sinner when they are both in sin. Thus the hypocrisy. Judge yourself first!

Verse 6?Genuine Believer vs Religious?Believer
The sinner is not the dog or the pig. The religious or fake believer is. Ouch!

Verse 7-12?Seekers vs Bumpers
–All of us will decide to seek God or not. Seekers search out God for everything. Bumpers bump into God when they want something.

Verse 13-14 Holiness vs Self Worship
? –When you realize who’s you are and who owns you then narrow is the walk. Very narrow – a fine line. This walk (relationship) with God costs you everything.

Verse 15-20 Talkers vs Walkers
–Evidence. Every person produces evidence, symptoms, signs of what their internal or secret life is like. What they say, what they do, where they go, what they watch, what they listen to… Weigh the words of leaders carefully against THE Word.

Verse 21-27 Obedient vs Disobedient
? –Judas vs Peter…. hhhmmmm… Betrayers vs Lovers….
–HEARS and continually DOES
–“I NEVER KNEW YOU” is from Yawdaw. EG: INTIMACY. Better said, WE WERE NEVER INTIMATE (no continuous intimate relationship).
–Lawlessness is used to describe those who knowingly, deliberately and willfully rebel against God laws. In other words, self rule.
–Obedience to the builders code or ignoring commands and essentials.

References:

Genesis 4:1 (Intimacy)
1 Samuel 15 (Obedience)
Romans 1:18-31 (Seek)
1 John 3:22 (Obedience)
1 John 5 (Submission)
Proverbs 30:11-16 (Sinners)
1 John 2:3-6 (Talkers/Walkers)
Philippians 3:8-11 (Narrow Road)
Luke 8:4-15 (Talkers/Walkers)
Galations 6:1-8 (Sinners/Self Worship/Genuine)

 

My Fortress

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Oct 24, 2018

I can?t take credit for this but Dr Mike Bagwell did an extensive exegesis of Psalms 91. I have simply taken his study of the content and put it all together. The link to his study is at the bottom.

Please note that Psalms 91 is CONDITIONAL!!! *IF, *THEN, *BECAUSE, *AS A RESULT

 

PSALMS 91

1 If you will sit and remain in the secret hiding shelter of the Possessor of Heaven and Earth then you will stop and stay under the defensive shadow of the sustaining and strengthening Almighty.

2 I will say, and keep saying, that The One Who Is, is my shelter. I run and escape and he catches me in His defensive net.?My Father, my defended castle, Jesus my castle of defense. Holy Spirit, I will run to over and over.

3 As a result, God will always rescue and snatch you away from the catcher and entangler that has set traps of tricks; abrasion and harassment, and from sickness, danger and destructive words.

4 God will always fence in, surround with protection. Under the wings of the Father you are forgiven, made righteous and are qualified to receive overflowing and more than enough blessings in every area of your life.

5 Because you are forgiven and righteous and qualified you will not be afraid or startled of sudden alarms at night or disturbing forces from a distance during the day,

6?Or of plagues, disease and illness plotting at night, or of destruction, ruin, eradication that looms and grows during the day.

Note: the correspondence…

Terrors Arrows Pestilance Destruction
Timing Distance Illness Death
Night Day Night Day

7 A familiar crowd of people will fail, tumble and die at your side. An infinite number of people will tumble, fail and die at your right side but terrors, arrows, pestilence and destruction will not come close to you physically or spiritually.

8 With your own eyes will you observe, watch and see what happens to those who do not rely on God.

9 Because you have set and appointed Jehovah, the Self Existent One, (and not looked back on your decision) your shelter to run and escape to; indeed The Possessor of Heave and Earth is your spousal home.

10 No evil thing will approach or come near you. No, you will not receive a hard hit and nothing from a finger prick to disease will come near your home.

11 God has personally placed in your angels hands the responsibility to care for you, focus toward you, guard, watch and protect you day and night in all of your ways.

12 Your angels meticulously lift and carry you in their hands so that you do not stumble.

13 You will stomp upon, march forward on and subdue lions (fears), dangers (verbal attacks/lies) and snakes (hidden fears/attacks) and young lions (aggressive fears) and dragons, serpents and monsters (aggressive attacks), will you stomp on.

14 Because you have clung to Me, I will vigorously protect and bring you into My security; you will be inaccessible to your enemies, because you know Me intimately.

15You will cry out loudly on Me continually, and I will heed, give My attention to, answer and respond to you; I will move on your behalf; I will be with you when you are under presser (being constricted and in stress). I will equip you and deliver you AND I will honor, give weight/importance to you.

16With long life (days, years and TIME) will I give enough and fill to the full (so that you need no more); and display My deliverance, aid and victory through Jesus (Yeshua)!

 

Reference:
See exegesis from Dr. Mike Bagwell here