Thanksgiving?

I came across this “The Way of The Cross” article in the archives in a rather timely fashion – after just having a conversation with a family member about why I cannot in good conscience stuff my face on “Thanksgiving” like so many others do – spend a day eating the things that the Spirit (for a long […]

The Mystery of Suffering

The purpose of suffering and tribulation unto death of the self-life is a mystery to most Christians today, the majority of them looking upon salvation as a means of being PRESERVED from the Valley of the Shadow of Death and the hour of evil’s power, but being  regularly SUBJECTED to these things is largely the divine […]

The Crown of Incorruption

The apostle Paul often wrote about striving for “the crown of incorruption,” and I believe that receiving this crown (knowing such incorruptibility) is a reward for SELF-DENIAL. Paul’s favorite allegorical illustrations for this “striving” are of foot-races and of gladiatorial contests, those things being tests of great strength and prowess and things that men “striveth for the mastery of.” The phrase “striveth for the […]

The Believer’s Calling

Perhaps some of you will find this encouraging… I suffered an injury recently (upon some past injuries) which has now left me with nonstop and rather intense ringing in my ears. From a natural perspective, there is really nothing that can be done for this. From a spiritual perspective, I know that God’s grace is sufficient for me and […]

Fully Given to the Narrow Way

Beloved, the Holy Spirit will not flow (like a river) through anyone who is not given wholly to SELF TRANSCENDENCE and to DYING DAILY to everything that limits the FREE-FLOW of the Spirit. That said, I think that for those of us who are willing to be FULLY ENGAGED with the salvation process and FULLY […]

And What About The Thief On The Cross?

This is the follow up to “OK, And So…” So, you may want to read that first. — D And what about “the thief on the cross”? Well, I don’t presume to know all that was going on vibrationally in the heart (spirit) of that man, but it appears that in his be-crossed state he […]

Sending Out His Angels

“The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil.” (Matthew 13:41) I propose to you, beloved, that the recent writings and emphasis on fellowship in Christ’s sufferings and the way of the cross is a part of the […]

To KNOW Him

There are two sides of the Cross, the substitutionary side, and the identificational side. I’m not going to write a lot about these here, other than saying that the substitutionary side most people don’t have a problem with. The identificational side though, that is quite another story… On the identificational side of the Cross we […]

Letting Out The Self-Life

Love carries faithful people into places of suffering because suffering (not rejected nor recoiled from) is A TOOL used by the Father to let-out self. The Apostle Paul knew this, and he knew that deliverance from self was the ONLY way for man to enter into the fullness of Christ’s resurrection, the fullness of Life. […]

Baptism in Fire

I have alluded recently that some of us are now being brought to judgment in preparation for the next order of the Kingdom. This is a very good (but rather difficult) thing. The Lord, whom we seek, will suddenly come to His temple, but first He must sit as smelter and purifier of our metal, […]