Taking a few days off-tech. God willing... back here and 'plant' soon. Word on -- net off. Fast times. These type-ups as advertised; 'Utterly self-indulgent and wildly unpopular'.
Onwards and God-wards:
Thankful to hear God and the encouragement to believe.
This one thing to do. Have faith and not -- say -- unbelief. Already we/can/have all that's needed in God. Inside and from. Given and called faith. Asked by God for this one central neccessity and response.
If you believe... -and- only believe... Not wide and general but specific and resolute. Overturn the supposed-not and, not looking-like, should. Take the expected and seems normal going and... expect, for God to arrive upon.
Not quite faith 'in' what's needed ...but believing, on and for, 'in God'. In the wellness and liberation of God. When led and the same thing in those overall respects.
Battle rages. But all seems or can do... so quiet.
Demonstrations of faith in and for? Specific and applied. Could be on the streets but through prayer and intercession for other places. Application and the bigger picture, take this, for instance:
“If you can”?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.’ When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. ‘You deaf and mute spirit,’ he said, ‘I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.’
Cannot fake it. A transparent activity. The reason the world's becoming the increasing mega-dump. The why and decisive shifting, behind the Bankster's wars and all that.
Hard to find the kind of faith-talk for needed, urgent, strategic, actions. Not seen out there. OK, the occasional fighter for truth 'in faith for...' but when undeclared, doesn't do so much. Who will say; 'we will overcome the marauding empire'? Got faith for? Real and... agree, is a big ask.
Most all and public-seen miraculous is the up-front and personal. Church meetings. A bit of goings-on and the streets. Those claiming and assume somewhat at-it, prone to wobbly and vulnerable overconfidence.
While often. And always... Always-Asleep... prophetic-wise and what's outside their evangelical scene.
Those tagged Charismatic and 'into healing'. Enough to get passive about and philosophical/theological -- stay-out. Get this. But ain't gonna change what's written and the unmistakable plea. No amount of the generally rightful progressive, or reckon sound traditional, can re-frame. Re-construct, for some other and today. Nope. Jesus says and the early church shows; The Book of Acts is under construction.
While facing such monster social upheavals. Wherein, according to Bible claims -- ALL that God can do good in, comes, via faith.
Sure; And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. In context and think-have faith, without love... i.e. the self-giving for all and betterment -- God not in. Without genuine and right motivation undermines somewhat or total.
Yet, never changes, Faith is the praying potential in moving matters. God gives us to make good with. A little of, can move, a lot.
Without a doubt and the Bible-tells, we can misuse faith, that still brings about outcomes. How we can understand the ones who operate in power that heals etc. and yet doing second best. Or worse even. God somehow works with and in -- yet, simultaneous in protest and be some ways, against.
Love and sound direction the key. The discernment.
Understandable from the outliners and bystanders, all these faith merchants seem whacko at best, some duping delighter's even. Hipper types, who've exodus'd out from. Suits their social-bubble vision. Soon -- and God knows best... -- this is gonna pop. Hope should cause, immediate re-thinks, for those able. Not too stuffed-up in their self-propagating insistence "right" and errors.
God can answer prayer, within an on more or less, dodgy basis. But proper-Faith is decisive and the go 'next-level'. Do Jesus instructed works. The same and yes... said, 'even more so'. This can't live with certain types of rubbish.
Without hesitation or debate this our single all-encompassing need. Comes by hearing and hearing some more... through the word. A song or two. Break bread and rituals on a daily and when-can routine. Gifts, especially hours 'n hours of 'another language'. A goal and hope to undertake all this; Better one day in your house...
Mighty reassured. Circumstances challenging but the call-alive. Brought upon troubles. Busting through decades of red-lights, smashing up futures and provision. Should be gone even. While nowadays, leaving myself... in need of God -- more, than any sense, would have. By far and extremes.
The verses fit; Paradox and purpose. All that remains and the upshot of an 'awoken' worldview. A call to do, what a prophetic reading of the Prophets commands God's up for.
Get there's hard and tough to come. And yet, all we have is the word. With God watching for the fulfilment. Assuming want God and where-goes. Here am trying to suss the present and active one out. Map the moves.
On how God 'speaks' and what for? Personal reflections:
Comes in bursts and with graduation and some moving on up. Find this. God gets obvious with connections but this circuit is clear. Read a lot, spout out a lot, believe against every doubt. Demons get us bad. If not this, the sick and self.
Best, go... God.