Streamlining Your Focus
Jesus’ instruction on how to live can be reduced to a single sentence:
It’s not that Jesus intentionally overcomplicated His message, it’s that in order to come to this realization, it takes time and understanding to truly apply this at the level which Jesus actually meant it.
He truly means to do this and this alone. John 5:19 says that Jesus didn’t do anything that he didn’t see his Father do. John 12:49 says that Jesus didn’t say anything that His Father didn’t tell him to say.
This generation has once again been blinded by a lack of proper focus to miss the simple truth of the Gospel. We have slanted the Word and made taken it to create and fulfill the traditions of men (religion) rather than focusing on what Jesus actually said to do.
Just as in Jesus’ time with the Pharisees and Saduccees and the Temple Rabbis, we have once again become focused on “doing” rather than “being” and as a result we are once again blinded by the simple truth of what Jesus taught us.
The Jews in Jesus’ time were focused on “doing” the law, practicing it perfectly and making sure not to do anything that would cause them to break it. In the meantime, by focusing on what I’m going to call the “Holy Stream of Consciousness” in this paper, Jesus was able to actually fulfill the law. He did this through the simply method of waking up and walking by the Spirit of God. Hearing what God said and doing it, even if He didn’t want to (think Garden of Gethsemane).
When we walk by the Spirit and do only that which God has given us, remain focused on this, and avoid turning to the left or the right from it, we are able to truly hear the voice of God, walk in full communion with God like we were originally meant to, and truly live completely separated from the world while being physically in the world.
This is the true meaning of “dying to self” that we Christians talk about. Some think it is simply choosing to do things that are less selfish than you did before, and while that’s a component of it, it doesn’t sum up the entirety of what it means. “Dying to self” means literally denying yourself, refusing to feed the soul’s desires and walking in the path of righteousness and holiness.
Do I simply mean giving up sinning when I say “denying yourself?” No, this too doesn’t sum up the whole of what it means. It means legitimately, only doing that which God tells you to do and not doing anything other than this. It means truly going to God for every decision, big and small, and allowing God to live a life through you.
Yes, it’s your body that is walking, but it is God who lives through you when this happens. This isn’t some metaphysical activity that cannot be obtained or is meant to be obscure, it’s a simple message on how to live. This is also the fulfillment of “abide in me and I in you” that Jesus speaks about in John 15.
This is also what Jesus meant when He said “I and the Father are one” in John 10:30. Was Jesus God? No. He states this clearly over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over again. The idea of the “trinitarian doctrine” speaks of a “three in one God head” – there is one. If Jesus was God, why would he say when someone called him “good teacher” in in Luke 18:18 he replies very clearly that He is not God:
I haven’t been sent to argue doctrine, and those that are here to do so are those who are destined to die in the wilderness. I have been sent that the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ would be proclaimed once more before the return of the Messiah just as it was written. The idea of the communion of the son, the Father and the Holy Spirit is real, but it is a reality that we are all meant to live, not just the reality of Jesus as part of a divine trinitarian doctrine. Jesus was flesh, made like God through submission to the Spirit.
He was obedient to the point of the cross and resurrected on the third day for the fulfillment of the law and a witness to the World of the truth of the Kingdom of Heaven. That whoever believes (and to believe means to do the works that Jesus did and even greater works according to Jesus’ own words in John 14:12) shall be saved. For this, being the first faithful and true witness to the truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom, God gave Jesus the name that is above every name and He is seated at the right Hand of the Father.
Salvation comes by faith in what God accomplished through Jesus and repentance. For this, salvation comes in the form of the Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth and if we will follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free.
Over the past 3.5 years God has called me out of the world to become a witness to the truth of God’s Word in full in these last days and they are the final days before the fulfillment of all things. I left a marriage, my profession, my home, and everything I had previously known in order to become a witness to the Truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven.
We have now entered a period where if you are not following this way, you will be given over to the prophecies spoken of by the prophets. If you want to be saved, it is truly time to take up your cross, deny yourself, and “follow me” as Jesus said. Only do as He did and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
There will be famine in the land of prophetic proportions, those who do not follow this way will have to rely on the mark of the beast for their survival and the way of man will fall just as it has been written.
This witness is true and you will see the son of man coming on the clouds of heaven to bring about the day of judgement spoken of. Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and together with Him we who continue to the end will reign as Kings & Queens to the Glory of God the Father. Amen.
Maintaining Your Focus
The most difficult thing to do in this is maintaining focus. Everything you have around you is designed to remove your focus from this Holy Stream of Consciousness. Essentially, anything that is not a part of your actual purpose is a distraction. The evening news, your favorite sports games, checking out your favorite social media, telephone calls, text messages, YouTube, even going to do errands can be a distraction for you.
The enemy is here to kill, steal and destroy. Typically we have thought of this as coming through doing things like directly attacking us through temptation and sin. This is true that the enemy attacks in this manner, but once this has been found out and these have been overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit, he will more than likely try to kill, steal and destroy you through distraction. Putting “good and harmless” things in front of you that genuinely aren’t “bad” for you but are not part of what God told you to do.
Is someone asking you to run an errand for them when God just told you to do something totally different? Chances are you should say no to them and stay focused on God’s Word and what He told you to do. Now, I know what you’re thinking, there are all sorts of “exceptions and rules” that need to be applied to this. But truly, there aren’t and here is proof of this from Luke:
Somewhere along the lines, someone must’ve gotten the idea that Satan was going to always announce himself as sending overtly terrible things to us and we’d be able to easily spot it. But as we found out in Genesis, the apple that was forbidden looked very pleasing to the eye. Paul also reminds us in 2 Corinthians 11:14 that Satan parades around as an “angel of light.” So don’t be deceived by things that appear to be good natured but are not what God has because it will cause you to be taken away from the path to the Kingdom.
I know this from personal experience. I’ve had to deal with it over and over again. God has been faithful to forgive, train and prune through this, but the truth of the matter is that we are now in a moment in time where we are headed into what is the “Spiritual Olympics” as was spoken to me and if we aren’t fully focused the repercussions aren’t just not winning a medal, they are death both physical and spiritual. There is simply not the time there used to be.
The Bottom Line
Doing anything that is outside of what God told us to do, removes our protection. Though God may keep our protection over us, we are not walking in the protection of the full covenant and therefore are at risk of many terrible dangers including death, especially in this season.
It’s hard. It’s a grind. It requires full focus. All of these things were promised before. We weren’t written a ton of warnings about this period because God thought it would be easy for us. He shared the warnings about the difficulty of this period because He KNEW it would be difficult.
What’s important to understand is that while this season is difficult and it truly will be the most difficult of most of our lives, especially if we’re not walking in full communion with God, is that on the other side of it, God has promised the fullness of blessings that we have waited thousands of years to see fulfilled.