Hi my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, I want to share with you about my trip back to where my parents were missionaries from the 50s to 70s in West Papua[previously called Dutch New Guinea, West Irian and Irian Jaya] It was one of those suddenlies of God ,for all of us that wen't.I had just arrived back from ministering in Canada.We had recieved a letter of Invitation from The Govenor of West Papua, asking us to come and celebrate with them Christmas and to thank us publically for our parents and other missionarys bringing the gospel to their Land.This all happened very quickly ,and we were on our way.It was a great blessing for me personally coz I got to take my daughters who are YWAM teams to the nations.Usually Im away in another nation, and miss them when I return, because thyr'e also on a mission trip to another country, but with this trip we could travel together,so it was cool. Anyway , While we were there the people treated us as VIPS, and served us continually , and blessed us as if we were my parents.They gave us HONOR,ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO WENT BEFORE US. While I was there the Holy Spirit impressed on me that ,we were reaping from what our parents and other missionaries had sowed of the light of the gospel ,when deep darkness[spiritually] covered this ancient and primitive peoples.They were a very loving and thankful people for those who ,sacrificed to bring them Christ. I believe , we can learn from them,as also being our brothers and sisters, to strengthen our resolves and walk in Christ Eph 4:16 in their example we are edified and built up in Love. This year the Lord has said to my spirit, is a time where he will honour those who have honoured him and sowed faithfully his word over the years, its a time of reaping.The Lord is going to honour you in front of others.John 12:26 and also for the 5 fold[elders and government of the church worldwide] who have been faithful, kept themselves clean , walked in humility seeking only to lift up Christ and him crucified, ther'e gonna recieve double honour.1Tim 5:17.........Lance
This blog, came from a meeting I spoke at a week ago. It wasn’t the message I spoke on, it came about earlier, when I noticed a 7 candle menora’s first candle exploded into flame and went out. So that there was only 6 [6 being the no of man [man’s effort] left.[But 7 being the Holy Spirit and his strength, were no longer in his power] The Holy Spirit impressed on me to look at Rev 2, …I looked down and the title of the chapter was the loveless church. I asked the elder, if I could share, although I was sharing later.
He allowed me to, so I pointed to the Menora and said, I believe the one candle that had expired represented the body of Christ worldwide at this time, and the local church in my state, and of course the believers I was addressing, including myself, for I’m individually the temple of God, we had left our first love.
1Cor: 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1 Cor: 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
As well I am corporately the temple of God.
Eph: 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph: 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord:
Eph: 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
Christ, who is the light of the world and the full revelation of the father, is at this time, walking in the midst of the 7 lamp stands, 7 stars [Body of Christ, church, remnant bride, ecclesia etc. His light bearers Phi 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
Christ is checking the transformers in the electrical grid being us as it were, He’s encouraging us, that, he knows us intimately that he’s pleased with our labor, our patience, and that we cannot tolerate evil. And also were discerning and test those who say their apostles and have proved them liars, also exhorted us for not becoming weary. But the rebuke is where we need to humble ourselves and take note. We need to stay connected to the head [Christ] our source; it’s through his love our faith keeps overcoming the spirit of the world. Rev 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
We need to ask the Holy Spirit to show us where we’ve fallen in our relationship with him, by his Spirit to repent! And do the first works, we did, when we were head over heals in love with him. If we don’t, turn, he will quickly remove the light in us individually and corporately. It will be Ichabod [Gods glory has departed the temple] Please pray with me now. Dear father, we come to you in Jesus name, and repent of our pride, for thinking I’m alright because of these other works I’ve done. I repent in the power of your Spirit and ask you to restore to me my first love. I ask that you do not take your Spirit from me, thank you Lord in Jesus name amen…your bro in Christ…Lance
Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.