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Permalink 08:26:44 am, Categories: GraceHead teaching, By Trent, 354 words   English (US)

Health and Prosperity Comparisons Are Silly To Me

Recently, I used earwax-removal, and could not hear very well for a day while my ears drained. It was unpleasant and claustrophobic (for lack of a better term.) In the misery I gained some perspective of things.

We are all handicapped in our hearing compared to bats, and blind compared to a hawk, and we have lost our sense of smell next to a dog ... none of us have much going for us, when you boil it down. None are really able-bodied, nor have we ever known what that is like. We live in this world making distinctions between our abilities without much difference between us.

Ever notice that fourth place at a track competition doesn't get a prize even though they were less than half a second behind first place? Ever notice that when you look from atop the Empire State building, there isn't much difference between a brown grain of rice and a white grain? Our comparisons and contrasts are so very trivial, compared to what lies ahead for us.

Yes, some of us have "relative wealth" and "relative health" if you want to draw minuscule distinctions between us, but it is all sickness and destitution compared to the treasures of the Kingdom that we can store up. I doubt seriously, if we will ever remember these silly comparisons that we make in this life that don't amount to much.

Like a runner that sheds ankle weights for the first time in their life, we won't know how bad we had it in these bodies until we have our new one, and having our new one will erase all the distinctions we have ever made before ... we will count it all rubbish on that day, amen?

Yes, on that day you will stand tall with radiant health and beauty, in the fullness of which the Carpenter formed you with nothing lacking and with no flaws or deficiencies. It is not vanity, and no vanity is found as we stand before Him dunked in His love, filled with His Spirit and in an atmosphere of praise ... the very air we breathe.


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Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
AMEN! and amen!

All is Made New in Christ the Lord

4/28/05 - From Jesus Our Lord, the Interpretation of Kathy's Dream - Given to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Oh dearly beloved Kathy, you have glimpsed that which all long for but do not understand, for theirs is vanity; yours...truth, truth of being, for you exist with the Breath of Life. None have life unless breath is given.

Kathy, My child, listen and know your dream's meaning.You shall cry with tears streaming, and joy shall encompass you, for in your dream vanity is not found, nor does it exist. You have washed, I have cleansed you, for your bath is My glory...bathe yourself in it. The waters, My blood. Come now and gaze at the image, the image of God blazing in His glory and beauty, for His image is shown upon you. Amazing are His works, and beloved are His creation. You see yourself as the Lord sees you and made you from the beginning. At no time were you sixty years of age. At no time did you ever die. All of your days were written in His book before you came into being. Even then you existed, for even that which the Father has conceived, or desired to have life, has life eternal.

You are His most precious gemstone, shining beautifully in His garden.

You have been reborn and made new with no death or corruption in you. "Forever Young" is your new name. Even a person of ten millennia in age shall be as a child in My kingdom. What you see in the mirror is that very self that you are and will be, for in My kingdom many rewards are given to My is a new body clothed in glory.

Come and fulfill your heart's desire in the Lord. It is not vanity, but love.
For My Father's glory, all is made new.


[Kathy's Dream of the Image in the Mirror]
Permalink 02/18/09 @ 16:52
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
1Co 2:9 -
But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

1 Cor 13 -
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

Matthew 6:19-21
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Permalink 02/18/09 @ 16:59
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
And what of our current fleshly glory and righteous we think we own when compared with our Redeemer and what He offers?

Isa 64:6 -
But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.
Permalink 02/18/09 @ 17:06
Comment from: Timothy [Member] ·
And what of health and wealth in the here and now?

Yes... we are to take care of our temples given us... but where is that on the importance scale?

1Ti 4:8 -
For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.

Material wealth:
Psalms 49:6-9
6 Those who trust in their wealth And boast in the multitude of their riches, 7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him-- 8 For the redemption of their souls is costly, And it shall cease forever-- 9 That he should continue to live eternally, And not see the Pit.

Job 21:13 -
They spend their days in wealth, And in a moment go down to the grave.

"Take no care to all these things of the world that encompass you round about, leading you into temptation." ~ Jesus

"The world’s ways is the wide path leading to destruction, completely blown away as the chaff on the wind." ~ Jesus

"Cast Away All Your Earthly Possessions, and Give Yourself Completely to the Lord" ~ God

"What of all these things of the world that catch your attention?...They are but a wisp, a moment soon passing into a sea of forgetfulness. Know you not, this world, as you now see it, is passing away?" ~ Jesus

1Ti 6:10 -
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Matthew 6:25-34
25 "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 28 So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Matthew 6:19-21
19 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

1 Timothy 6 -
6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain F13 we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Permalink 02/18/09 @ 17:26
Comment from: Pam [Visitor] ·
Great post, Trent. It is certainly one that I can relate to right now. No more economic blues and a glorified, pain free body. Can't wait!

Permalink 02/21/09 @ 00:13

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