Friday, September 10, 2010



Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
(Romans 12:2 AMP)

9 comments:

River said...

Change the mindset hmmmm Change is good. Seeing the world through an array of vision. NO two visions seem to fit but really they do.
Keeping eyes focused on Him.

Mystic aka Patti said...

Currently BE-ing transformed, making my own reality, and gaining an intimate understanding of our Great God and of how His Spirit works in and through us. I know of no better place to investigate God than CITN--there simply is no better place. Christ IS LORD at CITN and He has liberated us so that we may see, hear, and experience Him in all His glorious manifestations. We are free to receive all the revelation possible. We are free to become ONE! CITN: E pluribus unum!

For those who no longer attend, I have only one question: Where ya gonna go?! Each time I think of someone who has gone, a couple of verses come to mind. The first in 2Peter about being "entangled again..." and Galatians 5 about remaining in His liberty. I mean how in the world can you taste of and see what our Awesome God is doing at CITN and then go get a lesser Word? (Yes, anything else is LESS THAN!) How can anyone settle for milk (pablum!) after having RARE prime rib? (It is, indeed, very rare!)

Perhaps the shaking is too violent and unsettling for some; perhaps the Meat of the Word we receive is too difficult to swallow; perhaps BE-coming The Body of Christ is too much to bear; perhaps manifesting the Sons of God is too gloriously scary. I do not understand their fear, but I pray they are well and happy. I do know that as we go from glory to glory, whatever can be shaken will be shaken and that only that which is of God will remain. When I think on these things, this is what I find:

The multitudes searched for and found Jesus wherever He went...they still search, and they are coming. The multitudes are coming...we must make ready for them...they have heard a sound...the sound of a rushing, mighty wind; the sound of living waters; the sound of a people, of CITN, worshiping Him in Spirit & Truth; the sound of a people IN HIS Name. He is leading them, guiding them, drawing them, and in some cases dragging them to it...to Him...to us. Do you hear what I hear? Do you see what I see? Multitudes in the Valley of Decision searching for the Source of the Sound...the Source of the Light. Led of a Cloud by day and of a Fire by night, they are coming. We, The Spirit and the Bride, say, "Come!"

Erik said...

Mystic, - ' We, The Spirit and The Bride, say, "Come!". -- Yes and Amen.

Anonymous said...

I find it very interesting (prophetic) that the new pennies this year now have E pluribus unum on them.

Anonymous said...

Mark Eaton said...

Powerful! It gives us insight into the incredible power of our choosing to see and learn in our present moment. A new idealogy is emerging!

Marquita said...

Yesterday (Sunday, September 12), I attended the baptism of a very close friend. CITN is my spiritual home. I've been going here for 10 years and over the years, my understanding of God and my relationship with Him has grown to levels of realization I never imagined. CITN is truly a place where religion is not worshipped - GOD IS. With that said, my friend's church was EXTREMELY different from what I experience at CITN. I was thrown off at first because it's been a very long time since I attended a southern baptist church. I was uncomfortable and unable to receive the Holy Spirit but right in the middle of the praise and worship (with several people running up and down the aisles) - a voice said to me, "Quita, it doesn't matter that you are not used to the music and how the people are reacting. What matters is that people ARE reacting and praising ME." In that moment my paradigm shifted and I looked around at the hundreds of people singing and shouting and a smile spread on my face because I got it - this is how they receive God. After this revelation, I was able to enjoy the service and receive the wonderful sermon - "Look Up, Look In, and Look Out".

Now, I imagine that there are plenty of people with religious strongholds born from the very churches they attend that probably can't even step into another church. But, my home, CITN, welomes all and encourages us to welcome others no matter where we are. I hugged and worshipped and prayed with the members of my friend's congregation and received the Word without fear or hesitation because the one thing CITN has taught me is truly loving God in the Now, means loving Him no matter where you are or whom you're with. Thank you Bishop for feeding us the seeds of knowledge and love and understanding that wiped the discomfort and fear that tried to creep into my mind and heart yesterday. I hate that I missed your sermon but I experienced a profound revelation by doing something I thought was going to be simple - attending a friend's baptism. I just wanted to share this with you.

Mystic aka Patti said...

Marquita...that blessed me! Thanks for sharing it. That is one of the ways we lift Him up...acceptance. Bless you for being open to receive His revelation!

Blessings Blog Fam!

clark kent said...

...ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh!... I've got a NEW ATTITUDE!!

Transform...renew...accept.

RENUZIT! baby. Make your whole house smell good.

clark kent said...

...ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh!... I've got a NEW ATTITUDE!!

Transform...renew...accept.

RENUZIT! baby. Make your whole house smell good.