Skip to main content

substance and shadow.

These are a shadow of the things to come, the Substance is Christ.

The word glory means weight. Substance.

If the eye is bad you can't tell the difference between what is real and what is false. There is a generic lack of discernment involving what is an idol.

Children of light. Phos. Without light, you can't see a shadow. Without substance, there are no shadows. But grasping for shadows themselves ends with jammed fingers and empty hands.

If you have not been reliable with the use of "things" --(shadows), who will entrust you with the reality--what is OF Truth--emphasizing the connection between what is True and it's Origin. alethinos, SUBSTANTIALLY true. Essentially true. Connecting visible facts to its underlying reality. This then emphasizes the integrity of what is true, down to the inner makeup--REALITY inside and out.

The Word. Logos. John 1. The Word became flesh. Logos gives physical form, a body, to an idea, giving it a body. If The Word is Life, Christ came to make this power visible to humans.

Separate of Him, nothing came into being (physical form). Nothing entered existence without the Word. Let there be...

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness (obscurity, lack of perception due to unbelief blocking the Light) did not *take hold of, catch, perceive, seize* it. In the midst of thick darkness because of a lack of faith, the Word is a vague idea, not a radiant reality.

The EYE is the lamp of the BODY. If the eye is clear (aplous: singular. focused. integral. undivided attention. without plurality.) the WHOLE (holos; whole, integral, complete) body will be radiant. Luminous. Brilliant...as the revealing nature of Light.

But if the eye is bad (laborious, pain-ridden, slothful, miserable), the entire body will be dark--and in this darkness, one cannot grasp revelation-light.

If then the "light" that is in you is actually darkness, how great is this darkness.

No one can serve two masters. I cannot submit to God (he is One) and mamona "The treasure a person trusts in", which is eidolatreia. Eidos: service (is worship) latreia: what is seen (the visible).

Therein is the Light that radiates and gives SO MUCH CLARITY to "what is an idol".

Service (attention is worship) to what is visible.

You are not able (empowered) to love both. Christ said this. (Matt 6) He knows where the Power goes, and it isn't to enable people towards slavery.


If you think your eyesight is fine when you're really blind, you will miss the inheritance.

They will peddle to you what Christ offers for free, and to the fullest extent.

Here's what grasping at shadows looked like in me--pursuing a "holistic" lifestyle. What is real attracts me. I am not interested in anything fake or disintegrated. I want to test integrity of everything that is put before me. But for years, I pursued a lifestyle that was only the shadow of the Holiness that Christ wants for us.

The root word for health, whole and holy are one and the same. So guess what? When He said He is the "prince of peace", he wasn't talking about a "safe calm feeling". He was talking about wholeness, integral wellness for a being.

And yet--in Mark 6:5, it was his own that refused to believe He is who He says He is. It is my calling as a prophet to say this boldly:

One will never see the miracles He is capable of doing if we refuse to render Him full authority of the HEART (will) SOUL (breath) and STRENGTH (body).

He wondered at their unbelief.

"Why are you on the road to Egypt, looking for help and health in the waters of the Nile?" (jer. 2:18) Why are you looking to the science, of the magicians, the sorcery (pharmakeia) their astrology, their pantheistic ideas and worship that simply can. not. give an answer or a cure for your suffering?

I have no right to fullness, separate from Christ Himself.

Aren't the appetites His business? Aren't the issues about food and disease only the shadow of the reality of our spirits? Can we find the keys to the real life through the visible manifestations of the Word in the mystery of food? Isn't it as simple as "I set before you life and death. Choose life."?

I can pursue the visible because it 'makes sense', but what it means to be full of the Spirit is to allow Him unhindered authority without the other foot on what I can see. 

Cannot serve two masters.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Truth or Tradition?

 Seven years ago, our family began observing what we call Teshuah . I liked the seven letter word because it filled out my chalkboard calendar nicely. The third week in February, both in 2014 and in 2016, we were delivered out of very difficult situations. The first was a mortgage we couldn't pay for a house we couldn't afford to fix according to HOA standards and a commute we couldn't sustain. We now acknowledge that our difficulties stemmed from idolatry, coveting, and lack of discipline/wisdom. The second, a little house so full of mold that I had not been able to fully breathe in the two years we lived there, ending with a rat in the crawlspace which was only evacuated by a hot water leak that steamed up through a vent straight to the attic, condensing all that water over our belongings, which then molded. Masked, I threw out a massive portion of our baby things, crying and wondering what we should do. He provided. That's what. He moved us to the cape cod on Dellros

Power and Protection

  This morning, as I thanked  יהוה ‎  for His perfect knowledge and order in knitting together the new person within my womb a scripture from Proverbs came to mind: “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.”  Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭19‬  Then this morning, the Spirit took me to Jeremiah, & I heard this echo:  “It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.”  Jeremiah‬ ‭10‬:‭12‬ ‭‬ As the only One competent and capable of creating the heavens and the earth, designed the human body in its completeness and all life and symbiotic relationships between every living thing, isn’t it preposterous to believe that He should need our supervision ensuring His work is good?  ““Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker— An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’ Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no ha

food is prophecy.

What if you walked into the market and all you saw was bananas? Or maybe just banana chips? Stale, dried out versions of something once living, sweet but a little like cardboard. Here is what I keep hearing about the Spirit of God. Fresh. Alive. Hydrating. Nourishing. EVERYTHING EVERYONE IS LOOKING FOR. You guys...can we shatter the light show and cut the drama? We do not need to enhance  the incredible richness and glory of God. It doesn't look anything like a show. I have to be brutally honest. If I found myself enhancing  something, I can point at that thing now and tell you it was because I sensed my own lack and felt responsible for it. I've had experiences at churches like walking into a store with only banana chips. At some point, that fruit was attached to a tree somewhere but what I see before me is shelf-stable mimicry. You have to watch out for pockets of people that seem to all be displaying the same kind of fruit that isn't very vibrant. You kind of sense