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Permalink 01:13:21 pm, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Pam, 806 words   English (US)


God has created human beings to be inquisitive. He has given us a thirst for knowing for it pleases Him to do so. God enjoys our childish questioning as He is refreshed by the innocence in them. He is most pleased when we direct our questions toward Him for He delights in imparting Himself to us. For this we were created, to have communion with God. God as all good parents, desires only to enjoy the company of His children; to delight in their questioning wonder and rejoice in the moment of their sudden understanding as through Truth a portion of Himself has been planted in them through their trust in the surety of His answer. This form of questioning is the process by which we gain Wisdom.

There is another form of questioning that is employed by the skillful teacher. It is a question that does not seek an answer but helps the pupil to form the answer for himself. This form of questioning develops critical thinking. It is the form of questioning that Jesus used when He taught the disciples, the masses, and confronted the religious leaders of His day. This form of questioning is also pleasing to the Father for He is Creative and he has made us to be creative also. He is pleased when our creativity is employed as a force for good in the world, when our inborn creativity is surrendered to Him and in communion with Him we receive the rote answers that securely underpin that which we create and lay upon that foundation of Wisdom. Without that underpinning, our critical reasoning empowered by the knowledge of good and evil becomes only, creatively evil. It is impossible to perform the works of God apart from God.

There is a third kind of questioning that sounds like this: "Did God really say, "You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" Gen.3:1b This question is of the type that engenders critical thought but it is twisted into the form of manipulation by its self-serving intent. It ever so lightly sways the hearer to begin to chip at the underpinnings of God's Wisdom. This is also the type of question that the religious rulers of the day used upon Jesus as they tried to trip Him in His words and make Him fall. Just as Satan was able to successfully remove the underpinnings of God's Wisdom from beneath Eve through the deception of her own desire and caused her to sin and fall. Satan as he spoke through those Pharisees could not be successful in causing Jesus to fall for the desires of Jesus were and are the very same desires as those of God. In Jesus, our desires are changed and the underpinnings of God's Wisdom become our sure foundation with Jesus the Cornerstone.

Today this is my question for all who enter here. Are your feet sure upon that sure foundation, that is Jesus alone? If you stood upon the shoreline of some vast body of water and suddenly, Jesus appeared at the horizon, standing upon the water with His arms open wide and if He called to you, would you recognize His voice? Would you fix your eyes on Him and walk out to Him at His beckoning? Or would you be uncomfortable and walk away. Preferring to relegate the Miraculous Power of the Living God to an old book under thousands of years of dust as a story that was true then but only has spiritual relevance now? To you, oh wayward one, independent one who prides himself in walking in your own way. Have you been confronted by God's Holy Law? Do you see by it your condition, locked away under condemnation and under the curse of God? Do you see? You are but a dead man walking, alive but dead to God. Will you turn to Jesus? The One Who's blood has covered your sin and washed away the curse if you but look to Him as the Son of the Living God, the Saviour of all who call on Him. The Saviour of your own soul. Look to Him, receive Him and receive Life. Then go and sin no more as you walk in His forgiveness and daily, your sins are washed away by the renewing of His Word.

Oh child of God and sinner alike, turn to Jesus. Know Him as He is, experience the Power of God in Him. Cease in listening to questions that chip away at the Wisdom of God and tempt you through wrong desire. Cease at asking such questions. Accept no counterfeit, in yourself or in another. Cease to walk as the dead toward final destruction. Heed God's Word, heed His warning, accept Truth, accept Jesus, receive Life, and walk in the newness of that Life.

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Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
Awesome and inspired teaching!


"Heed God's Word, heed His warning, accept Truth, accept Jesus, receive Life, and walk in the newness of that Life." ~ Pam

Amen and Amen.

Hebrews 4:7
..."Today, if you hear God's voice, don't harden your hearts."

Romans 13:11
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Permalink 10/19/07 @ 15:07
Comment from: Pam [Member]

Of course there are questions and God never denies questions from an honest heart that is truly seeking Him. I think you know the difference between those kind of questions and those that are like the manipulative questionings of Satan.

You know that I am open to you Jason and there is no sincere question that I won't give my best answer to or help you in seeking answers from God. Really, the second is better because He knows you much better than I and knows what you need to hear.

God's ways are higher than ours and He will always boggle our mind but the things He does give us to know, He gives us for all time and no one can take them from us.

What matters, Jason is Who you think Jesus is. I know you love His teaching. Do you believe all that He says of Himself? If He were in the room with you now and He told you that He is the Son of God and the Words that He speaks are not His but come from His Father, would you believe Him? If you told you that you must be born again in spirit, would you turn to Him? Does God's Law convict you of your need for Him? If the Holy Spirit is drawing you to Him, Jason don't grieve Him, just receive Jesus and believe He is Who He says He is.

When I asked Jesus into my life, I knew nothing. I had no religious training and everything about me was upside down to God. I did not even seek Him the way I see you seeking. One moment I was far from Him and the next I was broken and desperate and somehow, I knew He was the answer. I didn't know how to live a godly life. I left that moment in my life and tried to live the way I had always known, I even tried to leave Jesus once, but He refused to leave me. He is real, Jason a real person not just philosophy. He is the person that we can trust above all others, when we can trust no other, and even when we can't trust ourselves.

I'm praying for you, Jason. God has placed you in my heart like a son. I want only good things for you and you can talk to me any time. I can't promise to unboggle your mind but I know Jesus can give you peace that surpasses the ability of any human intellect.

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 18:05
Comment from: freebird [Visitor]
When Jesus was tempted to "prove" his status as the son of God, he said "get behind me, you devil". He knew who he was and needed to prove nothing to nobody!

We could learn something from that...

Do you know who you are?
Permalink 10/19/07 @ 18:34
Comment from: Pam [Member]

Then you have answered your own question. It is between you and God anyway. I can't judge your heart but nothing in either of our hearts is ever hidden from God.

Maybe it was the way you phrased your question that caused me to misunderstand it as one of seeking? Maybe you didn't ask what you truly wanted to ask?

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 18:35
Comment from: Pam [Member]

On your planet, do they give you super powers so that you are able to tell me all my intent and to catagorize me?

I don't even judge myself, I leave that to God. I leave you to judge Him. I will not bicker with you.

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 18:40
Comment from: Pam [Member]

You are misrepresenting that scripture. It was the Will of God for Jesus to be crucified. Peter did not want that. Jesus told Satan to get behind Him because when we go against the Will of God or think we know better, we are in league with Satan. Even Satan must do as Jesus commands.


Permalink 10/19/07 @ 18:42
Comment from: Pam [Member]

So I feel judged too. We're even. We're goin' nowhere fast. Let's drop it.

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 18:52
Comment from: Pam [Member]
It's not my site. I sensor no one. If it were me I'd leave every thing you say right where it is. The things you say are very revealing.

NaNu! NaNu! Go in peace, live long and prosper!

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 19:05
Comment from: Pam [Member]
You have to study Islam to accept it. Either that or be born in a country where you have no choice. It is a religious belief system and you do as the Mullahs tell you.

I don't do apples vs. oranges.

I have no control over you and what you choose and I want none. Why are you picking on me? What are you threatened by?

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 19:08
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
To those it may concern:

The reason I deleted comments:

Thus has the Lord spoken and commanded me:
"Give the wicked no voice at all when you are able, lest they draw themselves further into temptation and sin, even to the tempting of the Lord their God."
"If they will not shut their mouths from their blasphemies and evil speaking against the word of the Lord their God, I Myself shall come upon them and remove their tongues for a whole season, for they do rebel against Me, in open and in secret, by all their subtle and dark speeches.
Therefore, I Myself have spoken it and shall do it, says the Lord."

And so, I have removed their comments from all 70 of my posts here.

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 19:19
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
Steve, the Warning from the Lord I was commanded to give to Jason, I am now commanded to give to you...

Thus says the Lord: You have gone out of the way, thinking you stand. You do not stand, for you have stood against Me and My Word sent through My prophets...this is not to stand. You shall be brought low... you shall not be gathered. Neither will I hear you, for you have forsaken your Lord for your own way...such arrogant, high-minded children, continually misleading themselves and all those they speak to, never hearing the voice of the Lord their God.
Son of man, did you think I would stay silent?! Did you think that I, even I, would not blow the trumpet and alert the watchmen?! Therefore, it is fulfilled and shall come to pass in that Day, which is upon you, that the Son of Man, your Redeemer, shall say to you, “I never knew you”. For if you truly knew Him and He lived in you, then you would recognize those I send and the Word given them...yet you forbear, resting in the beds of false doctrine, even the doctrines of men. Therefore, you shall not be gathered, for I do not see of Myself in you, though you speak My words instant in and out of season. For you speak them seasoned with the salt I, Myself, have NOT given you. This you have received, in vain, at the hands of men. Know you not, that which is of God has salt in itself, and in no wise needs seasoning?... Get wisdom and receive understanding, and repent. And give heed to those I send, and I shall yet gather you, and you shall escape all these things. Forbear, and you shall endure refinement in the Lord’s Day, and by great tribulation shall you come into glory. For I am the Lord...I shall surely correct and discipline even ALL those I love, who have been led astray and teach others in like manner...a leading away from the Truth, as I, Myself, had spoken it and how it was meant to be received.
The kingdoms of men are finished... ALL shall crumble and fall to pieces before the glory of God, wrought in His Only Begotten...The Truth Absolute. You know not the mind of God, neither have you heard His voice. Be separate! says the Lord, and joined unto Me. Look past My prophet, and see with greater eyes. Your ego has crippled you, and your knowledge has caused you to blaspheme My words.
Repent, oh son of man. You have become so very poor, thinking you are rich. Repent, and call on Me in truth and all humility, in the Christ’s name, Jesus, Yeshua the Gift, and you shall receive true understanding. Depart from these vanities built up in the hearts of men. Stop desecrating My Word, in the Scriptures of Truth, for your own glory. All humility and faith is what I require of all My servants. You can not serve both God and men. For men, liken unto you, are perverse in their segregation of My Word and in the corrupt musings of their hearts. You have divided My Word, yes, you have divided it, and it shall slay you, even in your heart. The day is coming, when you shall be pricked in your hearts and you shall wail, when again this same one, whom you have brought against a false accusation, comes once again in the Day of Sorrows, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord’, and you realize all you have done has been found wanting. You shall not tempt the Lord your God! My prophets are sent out, they prepare the way of the Holy One...He shall gather and return in His Glory. Yea, these men, even 144,000, are sent, and are already in the earth blowing the trumpet. Yet you cover your ears, saying within yourself, ‘I already hear and will not heed any trumpet, other than that which I have made and was put in my hand by man and not God. For I, alone, am righteous, and these with me know God’s will, and we shall teach others. And we will, by no means, listen to these sent...we shall stone them in word and deed, and cast ALL their cords from us, saying, you shall no more speak in the Lord’s name.’
Son of man, you appear to others as though you are called by Christ’s own name - stop your false witness!... you shall not be gathered. You are abased, because you are found to be exalted among your fellows.
The Lord has spoken, and says, repent...and I, Myself, shall place your feet, once again, on the path of truth, where all understanding comes from God, and is given through Christ to all those who truly abide in Him, and He in they...The Lord does not change!

Permalink 10/19/07 @ 19:22
Comment from: freebird [Visitor]
I was referring to Matthew 4, Pam.
Permalink 10/19/07 @ 19:46
Comment from: pam [Visitor]
It's broken right now. you can listen to the podcast, the link is on the right hand of the screen.
Permalink 10/20/07 @ 05:29

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