That was some deep stuff...the Day Star arises, not in the heavens, but IN OUR HEARTS...wow!...
...and "if our heart CONDEMNS US NOT..."...again, wow...how amazing is it that your own heart, of all things, has the potential to condemn! Really makes you think (about who the real "enemy" or "accuser" is)...
What I love about the verse is that it says even if our own heart condemns us because of whatever nonsense has been programmed into it, God is still greater than our hearts (our perception...the place where we are alienated from God in our minds), and He knows all things...He knows how much He loves and accepts us as we are, whether we know it or not!
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
(1 John 3:20, 21 - NKJV)
These days I am so happy and grateful...sometimes surprised, even...that the river still flows so mightily on Iris Drive, and that the presence of God is so easily manifested there...
We have this treasure in earthen vessels...
Excited about the future...
Love you all...
Ebony Thornton - It was a great word indeed Bishop. Glad to have been ITB.
Soni Dailey Brumlow - it was so wonderful to be there and be able to hEAR-much love to you
Linda M Curtis - It was great to be there, from "here".....streaming isn't as sweet as being ITB....but I have a good seat every time and I don't shock or hit anyone when I swing my arms and shout out :)
Philip Del Rocco - Great word today Bishop...I agree with Linda, streaming isn't the same as being there BUT the message is still loud and clear. So much to consider, I want to hear it again and share it with friends and family.......much love
Jere Luck - Bish, I loved how you took the words like "principalities" and turned them into "principals". That really struck home with me. How fresh and outta the box!! Logged in with my Oklahoma cuzins who r still believing u gotta tow the line to be saved. It was great! Thanks for sharing THE GOOD NEWS!!! As always. Love ur guts!!!
Erik - Excellent service today Bishop. From Praise & Worship through the message, 100%. It all grows each week, the Spirit this week, more than last. Thank you Bishop for putting your life into CITN. It IS worth it. The message today is one of the best ones you have given. It gets better. I am thankful to be a part of it.
Gene Daniel - Good stuff today, Bish!!
Larry Usher - God today! If we will but bow before the Lord, He will show us He has already given us the world. Satan tried to con Jesus into bowing to the wrong god, when all along Jesus knew that the mission was to take over the keys to that kingdom and secure a lasting inheritance for the heirs to come. The meek shall inherit the Earth.
Aubrey Brey Gallimore - Bish...ur word is making me look like a phrophetess to my friends. I take no credit for it but I will say...the feeling in my spirit when I type or speak the words...sharing what I heard is overwhelming to me...Makes me wonder how awesome it feels to you when that word comes out of ur spirit to the congregation. I get shivers! I love when the Lord uses me! Thanks for giving me something to spread!!!
Karl McIntosh Cobos - Bishop...I was floored yesterday when you starting mentioning some things about the heavens/mind/wilderness connection. Here's why: A note I wrote Saturday, especially point #3:
3)We are baptized, and also taken into a wilderness of our tho...ughts which say such things as..."are you really forgiven...everything? .."does He still really love you after THAT!? .."do you really think you'll make it to heaven? ..was that experience for real?..and the list goes on for each individual, but if we remind ourselves what God has ALREADY spoken over us and ALREADY given to us..such as; "you are forgiven, you are loved, you are mine, you are redeemed...you are my child in whom I am well pleased...you are filled with My Spirit", then we will come forth CONFIDENTLY out of the wilderness of our doubts, in the awesome power of the Holy Spirit, joyfully and powerfully proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God!
We already have this from Him...I think maybe the temptations were necessary to see if we have the determination to reach and push forward and believe and say .."yes, I am!" To fully proclaim the good news of the kingdom like Jesus we have to accept, trust and know confidently that we are who He says we are. Your childlike faith will help you and lead you, (and the church) OUT OF THE WILDERNESS!!
I am one with Him, I am one with you...yes, we are one! ..and we will continue to know...and we will continue to emerge.
Love you - Karl
Notonelost Sinner - Good word Bishop!