Rise Up My Beloved

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Through rest and encounter God wants to reveal Himself to us on a deeper level so that we can possess the upgrade necessary to go to the next level of our journey.

God desires us to see and know Him more. He desires us to encounter Him. Most often what we are going through is Him initiating a desire of His in us.

  • Through longing
  • through desire
  • by not being content with our current circumstances.
  • prompting us to see beyond the circumstances and see the outcome!

One way God leads us into His desires is through “Encounter.”

  • to meet with
  • to have an appointment with
  • rendevou
  • fellowship

God will initiate the encounter through

  • Longing
  • Desire

We don’t have to work something up. 1John 4:19 says we love because He first loved us!

  • He does the wooing and drawing
  • We respond
  • Draw me Lord and I will run after you. SOS 1:4
  • The Lord says, “I will allure her(the ekklesia/church/His people)Hosea 2:14

Sos 2:8-14 gives a pictorial His drawing, initiating and encounter.

Verses 8-10 show His wooing and alluring…the bride hears her beloved coming with zeal…presenting Himself with youthful vigor and excitement… As He stands gazing and longing for her to catch a glimpse of Him. All the while stirring a longing in her heart to be with Him.

Verses 11-13 shows the initiation on His part…Her beloved cries out…”Rise up my love, my fair one, and COME AWAY!!!! He is encouraging her that it’s a time of rest and encounter.

Verse 14 is the encounter…In the secret places of the stairs…

Read this from a heavenly perspective/mindset. Our beloved isn’t crying out to our fleshly soulish man. He is speaking to our spirit man to rise up and come away with Him. The winter is past of the soulish reign as we learn to live from our spirit man and not the flesh. As we mature into living from our spirit man we will encounter Him in the secret of the stairs.

Step Out

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Tuesday night Encounter with Chris Bowlin. Chris shared his testimony and an encouraging word on stepping out.
Chris and his wife Donita live in Enid, Ok. They are part of The Gate’s ministry team. They are an inspiring couple who are full of faith. Their hearts desire is to see God glorified, souls saved, healed, encouraged and set free.

Click hereStep Out.

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The Frequency of Worship

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Worship is multifaceted…there are many frequencies.
Everything has a frequency of vibration and all things respond to the vibration of energy. If you bring a higher frequency or a higher vibration into a low frequency atmosphere the lower vibration will rise to the higher vibration. Vibration and frequency happens at the subatomic level…the unseen realm…the eternal realm. 2 Cor. 4:18
In this podcast we are looking at the multifaceted frequencies of worship that cause the lower frequency vibrations of life to resonate with the higher frequency of worship.

The Frequency of Worship.

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The Ascended Life

 

 

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Podcast from School of the Spirit classes 4/21/2014

Let’s not settle for this earthly/soulish life style. Let us live life with unveiled faces, letting the finished work of the cross be our focus. 2Cor.3:18
Therefore our focus (dwelling place, mindset) should be on becoming so full of God, living in God’s presence, and being full of His light, instead of being preoccupied with that which is fading away (the soulish mindset and earthly perspective of circumstances & life).
An ascended life is the life of Him who has already ascended, life IN Christ …it’s also known as “The high or upward call.” Philippians 3:14  The Ascended Life.

 

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Spiritual Warfare

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We are a new creation, created IN His image, we have been clothed and concealed IN Christ Jesus and endued with His qualities and traits.
When we are surrounded by circumstances and problems that overwhelm, we must remember where and who we are seated and clothed (endued) IN.
Spiritual warfare is not really about taking authority over the enemy as much as it is about discovering the sovereignty, the supremacy, and the majesty of Jesus (clothed and endued), and learning how to live from heaven to earth, rather than earth to heaven.

This is our first podcast from the School of the Spirit classes, it kind of throws you in the middle of a series but we wanted to get started.  Spiritual Warfare.

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