New Wine for New Wineskins May 2006

By , May 30, 2006 7:34 am

The 4D Life – Part Six


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WILL  YOU  GO?


1 Samuel 22: 1 – 2


1 David therefore departed from there and escaped to the cave of
Adullam. So when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they
went down there to him. 2And everyone who was in distress, everyone who
was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him. So he
became captain over them. And there were about four hundred men with
him.

What attracted these people to David?  The anointing!

What was so special about the anointing upon David?  He was a
worshipper!  Worshippers attract the anointing and the anointing
attracts others because those who are anointed worshippers have a
supernatural confidence in God’s ability to protect and to
provide!  Worshippers have made a DECISION to worship God and
submit their whole lives to his Lordship regardless of their
circumstances and so that DECISION determines their DIRECTION and their
DIRECTION will determine their DESTINY!  The DECISION to be a
worshipper is the most important decision that you will ever make as it
will DIRECT you to the secret place of the Most High and seal your
eternal DESTINY as someone who lives in the only place where protection
and provision are guaranteed!

These 3D guys represent real people in the real world experiencing real problems.

DISTRESS – experiencing anxiety, mental suffering, anguish, those who
are in DEBT – with an obligation to repay something to someone else,
and those who are DISCONTENTED – restlessly unhappy,
dissatisfied.  The only reason people are discontented and
dissatisfied is that they are living in 3D when they were designed for
4D!  And so, the only cure is to
hook up with the anointing!

These characters became known as "David’s Mighty Men" because the
anointing that was on David got on them and enabled them to do
supernatural feats of strength and courage! (2 Samuel 23)

Only the anointing – God’s supernatural power – can take your 3D mess and turn it into your 4D testimony!

Remember the definition of a 4D being:

A 4D being would be a god to us. It would see everything in our world.
It could effortlessly remove things before your very eyes, giving you
the impression that the objects simply disappeared. The 4D being can
also see inside any 3D object or life form, and if necessary remove
anything from inside. The being can look inside our intestines, or
remove a tumour from our brain without ever cutting through the skin.

Remember – all human beings see things in 3D – three dimensions –
width, depth, and length.  That is why so many can see no way out
of their problems.  But God has another dimension that he wants to
bring us into – where he can reveal his supernatural ability to
overcome in our 3D world.
 

Ephesians 3: 14 – 21


14For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, 15from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be
strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17that
Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted
and grounded in love, 18may be able to comprehend with all the saints
what is the width and length and depth and height– 19to know the love
of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the
fullness of God. 20Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in
us, 21to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations,
forever and ever. Amen.

Where do you get revelation of God’s 4D LOVE?  In worship – the
place of intimacy where you open your heart to give your all to him,
and to receive his word and the revelation of his heart.  Worship
is where the 2D word comes off the page – where it can no longer be
manipulated by our 3D pride, prejudice, and preconceived ideas to say
whatever fits our personal preference – and is made alive in us in all
of its 4D power and reality.  When you love God you love who he
loves – God so loved the world – and you will go where others would
never go and you will see people in a way that others don’t see
them.  Remember – Jesus saw a harvest of righteousness where
others saw nothing but a worthless whore!

LIFT UP YOUR EYES! We need revelation of where God wants to take people
to – the exceedingly far above all that we can ask or think! 3D
religion sees where they are and condemns them but 4D LOVE sees where
they can go – from shame to testimony – and reaches out to them!

God wants to fill us with all of his fullness so that when we go where
he directs us and overflow, the people around us will encounter him in
all of his 4D love and all of his 4D power!

The Samaritan woman’s worship encounter resulted in a DECISION to LOVE
that determined her DIRECTION to go to those whom she had previously
avoided and hidden away from – to those who were her self-appointed
judges and critics – those to whom her only value was as a bit of juicy
gossip – and fulfil her DESTINY as an evangelist!

When you make the DECISION to LOVE you will change your DIRECTION and
your DESTINY!  You will go to those you previously avoided or
criticised or wrote off or ignored!  We have so devalued LOVE by
reducing it to an EMOTION before it is a DECISION.  We learned to
make DECISIONS to LOVE based upon our EMOTIONS rather than the other
way round which is why some folks love doesn’t make it beyond the first
few bumps on the road of life.

LOVE as a DECISION produces COMPASSION. 4D compassion is much
more than the sympathy that we show to people in their 3D
problems.  Sympathy is passive – but compassion is active;
sympathy is something that you feel but compassion is something that
you do – it gets you moving!


Matthew 14: 14


14And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.

Go through the gospels and see that Jesus always does something
supernatural when he is moved with compassion.  Sympathy is 3D but
God’s compassion is 4D!


Matthew 9: 35 – 38

35Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every
sickness and every disease among the people. 36But when He saw the
multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were
weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37Then He said to
His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are
few. 38Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers
into His harvest."

When LOVE becomes a DECISION you get a 4D perspective of how God feels
about lost humanity!  Remember – the devil’s 4D counterfeit of
religion fuelled by religious spirits looks down on people with
judgement and condemnation, but 4D love fuelled by the Holy Spirit
gives a brand new perspective that moves us with compassion because we
recognise that all the 3D messes are the result of no 4D revelation and
relationship with the 4D God!


Acts 17: 6


6They dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying
out, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.

I love this!  But they were wrong!  They weren’t turning the
world upside down – they were turning the world the right way up! 
They were worshippers!  They were exalting the Lord and placing
him on the throne in their hearts and lives!  They were declaring,
"Jesus Christ is Lord!"

The world had been upside down – but now it was being turned right side up!

When we become worshippers we are restored to God’s order – spirit,
soul, body – and so love is always a DECISION before it is an
EMOTION!  It doesn’t matter how people treat us – our emotions are
submitted to our DECISION to LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY – and LOVE never
fails!

When our soul is submitted to our spirit we produce the fruit of the
Holy Spirit in our emotions and the first fruit is love!  Our soul
comes into agreement with our spirit!


2 Chronicles 16: 9


9For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to
show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are completely His.

Remember – Jesus told the Samaritan woman that God is looking for
something!  He is looking for worshippers – those whose hearts are
completely his – those who have made a decisive dedication of their
lives to him and his purposes.


Genesis 24: 1 – 4

Now  Abraham was old, well advanced in age; and the LORD
had blessed Abraham in all things.  So Abraham said to the oldest
servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, "Please, put your
hand under my thigh, and I will make you swear by the LORD, the God of
heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my
son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; but you
shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son
Isaac"

This is what God is looking for – a bride for his Son!

The Holy Spirit goes out from the presence of the Father to seek a
bride for the Son, just like Abraham’s servant went out to look for a
bride for Isaac.  He hooks up with those for whom love is a
decision first and an emotion second!

Where did Abraham’s servant find Isaac’s wife-to-be, and where did he
test her?  At a well! Rebekah was asked, "Will you go with this
man?" (Genesis 24: 7)  Do you remember playground romance?  A
messenger would arrive to inform you that so-and-so wanted to know if
you would go with them.  So you would start to think. Who is
she?  What does she look like?  Rebekah had no idea what
Isaac looked like – if he was tall or short, thin or fat or anything
else.  She had no photograph to look at before making up her mind
– she just said, "Yes, I will go!"

This is love as a decision!

Mark 16: 14 – 20


14Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He
rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not
believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15And He said to
them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
16He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not
believe will be condemned. 17And these signs will follow those who
believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new
tongues; 18they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything
deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick,
and they will recover." 19So then, after the Lord had spoken to them,
He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
20And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them
and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.

He never intended for us to go on our own without him! The Father is
looking for a people who will "go with this man" – as a life partner
into all the world wherever he leads – to be involved in what he is
doing!  Will you go?  In partnership with the 4D answer to
every 3D problem!

Remember – DECISIONS determine DIRECTION and DIRECTION determines DESTINY!

Your DECISION to LOVE will determine that your DIRECTION is to go into
all the world with a brand new perspective and fulfil your DESTINY as a
world changer!  Because you have made the DECISION to LOVE your
emotional responses reflect that and so your attitudes towards people’s
situations will not be affected by how unrighteous or downright
diabolical they may be, or how they behave towards you!


John 4: 23 – 24


23But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will
worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such
to worship Him. 24God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship
in spirit and truth."
 

Remember – the attitude of worship – complete surrender and devotion – is the only guaranteed place of protection and provision.

As I’ve said before – a few years ago the Lord redefined and expanded
my understanding of worship.  I had always considered a worshipper
to be someone with hands raised and a glazed expression – which is
great – but He showed me that a "worshipper in spirit and truth" is
determined by what someone does with the Word.

Queen Vashti was rejected by King Ahasuerus because she refused to come
to him when commanded. This, of course, opened the way for Esther to
become queen.  But first of all she had to undergo twelve months
of preparation – which she submitted to without making any
demands.  This is a perfect picture of worship – the highest
expression of love – that is more focused on giving than getting!

Just as Abraham sent out his servant to find a bride for his son Isaac,
God the Father has sent out the Holy Spirit to find a bride for His
Son, Jesus.  He is seeking worshippers in spirit and truth as "the
eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show
himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are completely his".

Just as Sarah called Abraham Lord the Father is looking for a Bride
that is completely submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

I believe that this is the time when the Vashtis who have who have
enjoyed the privileges of Royal favour but have played fast and loose
with the Word of the King will be bypassed, and the Esthers – whose
only desire is to be pleasing to the King and are completely submitted
to his every request and command out of pure love and fervent worship –
will arise.

Love – and worship, which is the highest expression of love – begin
with a decision, "I will worship the LORD my God…" and so worship in
spirit and truth will be the determining factor as many who love God
with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength submit to the process
of purification that prepares them for the Bridegroom.

It is love itself – expressed in worship – that will purify the hearts
of those who have decided to go all the way with God in this generation.

I believe that it is from the place of worship – just like the
Samaritan woman to whom Jesus gave this revelation – that we will flow
out into the world in effective evangelism that will change whole
cities and nations.
 

Romans 12: 1 – 2
(Amplified)


1I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all]
the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies
[presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy
(devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your
reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 2Do
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].

 
Rebekah made a decisive dedication of her life when she said, "I will
go with this man!" – with no brochure showing where she was going and
no glossy pictures of the man who would be her husband!  God is
looking for people who will make a decisive dedication of their lives
and who have already decided that their answer will always be "YES,
LORD!"  

WILL YOU GO? 

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