Friday, December 9, 2011

And So It Goes

And so it goes with life, the daily grind. Trying to keep your head afloat at whatever level life seems to find you in. Do you ever wonder what is the reason for all of "this"? This life, this world, this harsh grinding experience? You, being a child of the most High God don't really fit here do you?

2Pe 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2Pe 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

Nope. If you truly be a child of God, you will have a different nature and a different character to that of the world around you. This season of the wheat and the tares growing together in an increasingly compressed world is both exciting and pressing at the same time. Interconnection and sensory overload requires you to get away, to find a secret place and to withdraw with the Father. With all trying to draw you without, you must of your free will seek to go within for that is where the Kingdom is:

Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

So how do you stay true? How do you stay on track in this time and in this age? That has always been the challenge for the children of God. To keep their hearts set on things above, to store up their treasure in Heaven where rust and moths don't destroy and where thieves don't break in and steal. And YES, they are stealing and breaking in at a rate today that is unheard of. And decay has escalated as the earth wears out like a garment:

Isa 51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
Isa 51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isa 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Isa 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

Take heart my brothers, your salvation draws near. Take heart my sisters, in Him is your trust well placed. Be of good courage and keep the faith to the very end, for this is the battle to which you have been called.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Press On, Press In

It's been a rough few weeks. Trials on numerous fronts have left a number of us feeling shell shocked. Numb. Haven't we been down this road before? Didn't we already go through this lesson?

Yes and No.

Yes, we have gone through before. No, not this cycle and not at this depth. Each trial takes you deeper, even as a shovel digging the earth. Deeper we go, cutting through your being one painful scoop at a time. You are getting to the core. You are getting to I AM. The very essence and nature of God to be revealed in you as you discover that He is and you are not. Oneness in Him is life and reality, all else is death and decay. All else is transitory and passes away.

That which we go through pushes us to make a decision. Do we press in or do we look without? While the victory is not contingent on our best efforts, their is a spiritual direction involved. Your will is involved, your will is engaged. You must (and you do) choose, every moment of every day.

Scarcely would we have survived even to this point had it not been for the hand of God protecting us, leading and guiding us through a corrupt and crooked world. If the Lord had not been on our side, all our enemies would have swallowed us alive. And yet, despite their murderous, thieving, deceitful intent the children of God are still here. We survive, and in this time we now thrive.

We thrive because God intends it to be so. We thrive now because God wants it to be understood that promotion comes from the Lord. He lifts one up, and tears another down. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness there of.

Be what God made you to be. Now is the time. Don't delay, why would you when it is available now. The way: Truth and Life.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team

Monday, June 6, 2011

Spending Till You Are Spent

Brace yourself for the task at hand. We are moving into a busy season for the children of God. For those of you that have complained about life passing you by, look up! Your wave is here, catch it. You are now in motion, get on with it.

It is a glorious ride ahead. God wants to prove a point through His people. We are not destined for anything in this temporal world; consequentally neither poverty nor riches and success matter to us. What is important is knowing and following Christ. To often the thought has been that God's people must ONLY be the broken, the shattered, the marginalized, the outcast. But the reality is that the outer state matters little to the true follower of Christ. While we go through His ordained seasons for our lives and His desired preparation of our beings; we will be fashioned into what He desires. To be a prince or a king is not excluded from His people (though rare in the modern era). You will be what God intended you to be! Shalom.

Brace yourselves ... And enjoy!

In Christ,

The faithmix Team

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Agitation

It is perhaps normal to feel like there is a burr under your saddle. You won't press in if you feel comfortable; when you feel like something is not right you will wonder what is going on and inquire of the Lord.

There is peace for the follower of Christ. There is also agitation. There is heat and pressure on your soul. All are normal. You are not losing your mind, nor have you taken a wrong turn. The call is always to overcome, to go through. A stark contrast to the worlders who are constantly seeking to get out.

Go through the situation and go through it well! In the process, if you are struggling with a situation then take it to God in prayer. The victory (i.e. overcoming) comes when you go within with Christ. When you go within a change takes place. Once you meet God on the matter at hand peace is found. The King declares a verdict on whatever it is that you are going through and all is well. Though your external situation may not have changed in the slightest, within you are different. The situation does not change, you change! The dungeon becomes a place of praise and worship, a place where the Spirit Of God flows into and through because you are completely given over to Him for His plan and purpose.

Be at peace!


The faithmix Team

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Walking Through It All

Yes, the Worlders get mad when you walk through the traps set for you. When you remain whole within and unaffected. Their goal is to affect you; is to draw your attention in to something (anything) as long as they can get it off of the real Jesus Christ. That is the assignment they have from the spirits that work through their souls. They are assigned to get you off of "within" (Luke 17:20-21) and to pull you without. Get you wrapped up in the external, in the temporal, in the carnal. Indulge. Or if you won't partake, then defend yourself for not meeting the world's expectations of you.

We often respond with "I'm sorry, i think you confused me with someone that cares." Because, when it comes to the worlders, we don't think/live/respond the way they do. We have differene priorities, a different heart, a different focus. As much as they care not for the things of the Kingdom of Light (except to perhaps the extent that they can twist them to fit their agenda), We care not for the things of the kingdom of darkness and the priorities of this world. We exist in polar opposites for a short window of time.

This is the only paradigm possible where the wheat and the tares can grow together. It is only possible in this dimension.

While the worlders believe that they will fulfill their agenda through lies, manipulation, man-made control, bribery and blackmail they will begin to realize in this next stage that the ship they have been building won't hold together in the storm God will unleash that is on the horizon. The very breath that is in their bodies is on loan from our Creator. He need only require what is His and they would all collapse where they stand. Game over. But, He will allow it to continue, for He is working out a greater plan and purpose through all that will transpire. For starters, He will begin now to shatter their illusion of security. High level champions in their system will fall suddenly and be removed. Those with eyes to see in the spirit will understand what is transpiring, but those in the natural will only be shocked and stunned. Much in the way that the Philistines were stunned when their champion Goliath was taken out by a shepherd boy. They thought they were invincible! After all, the insults on God's people had carried on for a long time. But God decided to bring some perspective. And when He did through David the shepherd boy the enemies of light were stunned and then ran like the cowards they are.

When they begin to fall, the world attempt to enshrine them. But know now that they are simply eternal garbage that was apparently swept off the stage early to make a point to all who remain. Psalms 2 & 149.

Blessings in Christ,

The faithmix Team

Friday, February 18, 2011

Listen And Learn

To many are tossed too and fro with every wind of doctrine. No foundation in Truth, no foundation in Christ Jesus. When you listen to His voice, when you settle yourself at His feet ... you learn and you grow. And when you learn you know what to do as you walk through this life.

When your life is filled with His Word, the living Word of God, in that place when something contrary comes your way you know it. It does not match. It is not in oneness with the voice of the Spirit of God witnessing inside your soul. God speaks, His people listen. They follow the voice of the Good shepherd.

The world bombards you and your mind to try to break that oneness you have with the Spirit of God. Love of money, love of self, pride, sex outside of God's provision in the covenant of marriage, lying, ... Sin breaks your oneness with God and His Holy Spirit.

Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus! Why? Because the mind that is in Christ Jesus is one with God. A mind that is in you that is NOT the same as Christ Jesus' is NOT one with God. That mind is not at peace. That mind does not know the way to go and does not know what to do nor how to do it.

Listen to the voice of the Spirit of God. When you hear Him, obey Him. It is simple, so simple that a child can do it (and often does). Love God, love Truth, love to give, love to be poured out according to the will of God.

Be Blessed,

The faithmix Team

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rise And Fall

It is in God's hands, the rising and the falling of individuals, families, towns, cities, states, nations. If He decrees prosperity, a land prospers. If He declares destruction a nation crumbles. All is under His power and authority.

That said, He allows for the expression of free will and decision making. He wants His creation to choose life, yet He allows them to decide the way they will go. He calls out to many, but they must make the choice to respond to the call or to reject truth and continue in their own way/the way of the World. God is not looking for robots. He wants a Bride that above all else and through every obstacle still chooses to press through to be with the one she loves. That is who Jesus wants to spend eternity with. Not with the harlet with roving eyes, but his beloved who only has eyes for the Son. Her only desire is Him and no other.

God tests that resolve when someone chooses to start down the track to be with Christ. He tests the will and the decision one makes to want to be with Him. Really? You want to walk with Him? You want to know Him? At what cost, how far are you willing to go? Will you meet Him in like fashion; laying down all to be with you (and I).

He wants us to be equally yolked with Him. It is a wedding and an eternal union. Once He knows you will follow Him, that your heart is only for Him, there is no more need for you to be on the fire of testing. You are done. You are now ready for your showing and to engage in the work He has destined for you in this life. Sure, you will go through difficulties and you will encounter challenges, but they won't be the same as before. Something within has changed so that the externals don't determine your state. Your reality is now firmly rooted in the Kingdom that is within.

Know that He is control. Make the choice to choose life. Whatever He gives you to do, seek to do it well and as unto Him. Choose to live and not just to exist. Be thankful for what you have and what you get for your labours, be it a lot or a little. Look to Him for all things.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What You Can Change And What You Cannot

We've heard it expressed in numerous ways, "You can't change others, the only thing you can change is the way that you respond to them." It's true. This is part of the discipline of the disciple of Christ Jesus. To learn mastery of thyself. To possess your vessel. You present your body a living sacrifice. You are required to do that, I am required do that. (Scriptures calling it your "reasonable service" in Romans 12 essentially means that the least we can do is live holy). The will is involved, the will is engaged.

This is true of our response to others, of our response to this fallen world and all that it does. We have little to no control of all that is going on around us. In fact, there are many seasons where God allows evil to flourish (prior to it's destruction, a time of filling up the cup so to speak). Ours is not to create a utopia on earth, ours is to walk with and serve the King. It begins within. The Kingdom is within.

It is within that you have the ability to make change, it is within where you have the ability to surrender all to the will of God, to the Prince Of Peace. It is within that you can do what you long to see done in the world without. Within you can surrender to God, you can seek to follow Him, you can obey His voice, you can cast down everything that exhalts itself against the knowledge of God. That is also why they work so hard to try and keep you "with-out"; to keep you wrapped up in the external affairs of the day, or fretting about the past or worried and fearful about the future.

To focus on the externals is to get caught up in the trap set for your soul. The battle is for your mind, it is a war for the direction of your thoughts and the intentions of your heart.

You must go within. Go with Christ. Deep calls out to deep. Within is where things change; within is where your will is most powerful. Within is where your destity is shaped.

Go within. Be changed into what God made you to be.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team