Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tongues?


                           “Tongues”…?

B. Keith Chadwell



Why tongues?  God ordained this gift, in part, as a bridge to facilitate the Kingdom of Heaven coming in earth and the earth being filled with the knowledge of the glory of God.  This gift, to be used in faith by believers, was the way God chose to bridge a progressive transition from the Kingdoms of this world to the Kingdom of God being fully manifest in the earth, in spite of the interim inadequacies of flesh and blood.   



This is a cooperative project which God has established. 

God will not do it without us and we cannot do it ourselves.  As we willingly give to Him our unclean lips, He will sanctify them with a coal off of the alter.



7 Salient points From 1st Corinthians 14:



  1. To speak in an unknown tongue is to speak not unto men.
  2. To speak in an unknown tongue is to speak unto God.
  3. Praying in an unknown language is your spirit praying.
  4. To speak in an unknown language is to speak in the spirit.
  5. No man understands this unknown language.
  6. Men, speaking in the spirit, speak mysteries.
  7. To speak in an unknown tongue edifies the one speaking
Plus, Paul said that he thanked God that he spoke in tongues more than all of his contemporaries.



Obviously, he didn't pray in tongues more than ye all in a public meeting or a public place....1 Corinthians 14: in total context is clear enough about that.   NO!   In his private prayer life!



So...WHY, Paul, would you speak with tongues more than any of your contemporaries?”



Why?  Just to hear his head rattle with words he couldn’t understand? Or, was there some extremely important spiritual basis for him to pray in tongues "more than you all"?



It is obvious from his writings that he knew it was because God was praying through him, bypassing the weaknesses of his carnal mind and flesh.   Paul had received the Spirit of God who would at anytime, anyplace, as Paul would humble himself and permit, pray through him. Paul knew such prayer in tongues would be in the Spirit and always would be in accordance with the will of God. 



The question is not why he did it...but rather why he or any other Christian would not humble themselves under the mighty hand of God and defer their lips to their maker as was God's intention?  



The Psalmist wrote, that the rebellious against God have and would say; Psa 12:4 . "With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?"


Yes… we should, progressively, come to the maturity level Paul spoke of where the need for tongues will pass away; “When that which is perfect is at hand”. 


However, until we all come to that perfection; that is....to the stature and measure of Christ, even unto manifest mature Sons of God.   Until then,  we must not yet be so presumptuous as to set aside the bridge God has provided to circumvent our fleshly infirmities or inadequacies to fully know and pray His perfect will........every time....all of the time.


Christ in us the hope of glory....it is our calling to become sons of God without need of further rebuke in the midst of this crooked and perverse generation, ready then to revenge all other disobedience, but only as the Father may direct.   Refined in the fire and then, like Jesus, ready to speak and do only those things we see the Father do.


However, if we are honest we know we do not walk in the Spirit to the degree that we now, always, pray in accordance with the will of God in the languages known to us.  Not always..... 


The only way we can, now, be assured by the scripture and by the Spirit of God that we can delight ourselves (our spirits) in the Lord and always be certain that we are speaking Gods words and not our own words, is to pray or sing in the Spirit.


That is; "biblical tongues".  This is the rest wherewith we can cease from our own works and can cease speaking our own carnal words with total assurance and just REST. In this way we trust the Holy Spirit to, always, pray through us and accomplish His will in us and through us.



Look around....  The world has little or no fear of the Lord, little acknowledgement and almost no respect for Christians and the Christ in us.  As a whole, even the church knows little of the true hope of their calling which is; "Christ in us, the hope of Glory”.



Creation is in travail, waiting for the manifestation of the Sons of God.

We have drunk from the cup of trembling for our iniquities.  Too long we have had famine in the land for the hearing of the true word of God. 


Awake Church….”And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Eph 6:17-18


Psa 12:1-8 (ISV)  “Help, LORD, for godly people no longer exist; trustworthy people have disappeared from humanity. Everyone speaks lies to his neighbor; they speak with flattering lips and hidden motives.The LORD will cut off all slippery lips, and the tongue that boasts great things, those who say, "By our tongues we will prevail; our lips belong to us. Who is master over us?" "Because the poor are being oppressed, because the needy are sighing, I will now arise," says the LORD, "I will establish in safety those who yearn for it."The words of the LORD are pure, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.You, LORD, will keep them safe, you will guard them from this generation forever.The wicked, however, keep walking around, exalting the vileness of human beings.”



What are we waiting for…The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.





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B. Keith Chadwell, 2017

High Country Ministry

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The power to become Sons of God






The Power to “become” sons of God              B. Keith Chadwell                



John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

                      
The power, in the sense of ability, “to become; that is;…"to cause to be ... to become ...

…come into being" and be manifest to the world as Sons of God is available to every believer.   It is; the promise of “the Spirit”, “the promise of the Father”, “the promise of His Holy Spirit”.  This is; "Christ in us…the hope of glory". 


This “power to” become” has been available to every generation of believers since
Pentecost, even unto the uttermost parts of the earth.  Until the earth would be;
…”filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord.” 


This is the only way God’s rule, or God’s dominion or God’s government or His Kingdom can come in Earth.  It is the only way God’s dominion, in earth, will ever be fully manifest in earth, as it is in heaven. 


As believers choose to allow the Spirit of God to work in them, to influence their hearts, we “become” more like Him.   Until, we  no longer are righteous by faith,  but have  “become” righteous “in deed” and the manifestation of “Christ in us” moves outwardly from overflowing hearts to neighborhoods, then to nations and finally is FULLY manifest in the earth, as it is in heaven.


Not a...."someday"....demonstration or manifestation of the divine nature of God through believers.   No,..."The Kingdom or Kings-Dominion which is "within you" is AT HAND.


For God, through Jesus Christ, has purposed that a people will manifest His divine nature in the earth, through "Christ" and the work of the Holy Spirit in them.  A people, who will choose to hear and obey His words and will fully manifest His divine nature to a wicked and perverse generation.  These will be Sons of God without need of further correction or rebuke.   This company of His servants and handmaids, through the work of; "Christ in them" will judge and convict the nations and will judge principalities and powers.  His conviction and judgments through this company will shake both the heavens and the earth, for these are "a great people and a strong". 


Once, there were a small number of such a people who were in "one accord", clothed
with the Spirit and the power of God. They lived in the first century. Those like
Stephen, Peter, John, Paul and others.  Perhaps they were the "first fruits" of a
"former rain "; forerunners of a company that was to come.   God knows. 


There have been others like those in the first century on down through the centuries,
since.  However, there has not been the likes of those in notable numbers "in one
accord."... "even to the years of many generations". 

Awake...church, awake:

 " Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling,
and wrung them out. “....Isa 51:17



...  "Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again: But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over."… Isa 51:21-23


"Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be
judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?  1Co 6:2-3
                                 

This power or ability “to become”; not just children of God but mature, in Christ's
likeness, manifest Sons, is and has been available to EVERY believer.  Yet, to reach
the goal or mark or complete the race set before us at Pentecost, we must "see" that we are empowered to, all, come to perfection, even unto the stature and measure of ou
pattern Son.  We must see it is God's purpose for us “to become” , fully mature, Sons of God, builded together into a holy habitation or dwelling place of God.  Where Christ is in the Father and He dwells in us, and we in Him, fully .


John 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.


John 1:12-13  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the
sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


To be led by the Spirit of God will result in manifesting the fruits of Sonship or in other words; “the manifestation of this perfection as the Sons of God".  NOT just in some sweet by and by or some future manifestation, but it is available for us, now, also.
It is still "AT HAND". 


Rom 8:14  For as many as are led  by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

We say, "how can this be?"    .......again.........."as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God".


You and I can do nothing without Him.  Our fleshly and soulish natures must not take the lead anymore.  He must lead.

Again we say,  “yes  but how can this be?”  It can only be with the synergy of "one accord" in co-operation with the Spirit of God and we must start with the small things. Those who exalt themselves to higher things are setting themselves up to be brought low.   However, IF we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God.  In due time, He will exalt us.  There is NO OTHER WAY to become, fully mature, Sons of God !!! 

There is a principle in God: Be faithful with the little things God gives us, He
then will give us more.

James tells us that our tongue is a "little member" which NO Man can tame.   Yet,
we have been given the choice to surrender our "LITTLE" tongues to God, through
and by the Holy Spirit.  We have been given the power ....”to become” vessels of honor when we allow the Spirit of God to pray through us, a perfect prayer, always, in
accordance with the will of God.  (Romans 8:)  We can not do this on our own,
and God has purposed that He will not do it without us, at this time.


Christians, by and large, have not understood the dynamics of what the Lord is requiring of His sons as they work together with Him, synergistically, to bring forth the Kingdom, first within themselves and then within all of creation.


John 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:


Let’s start by ...yielding  our tongues to the Holy Spirit to pray and praise in accordance with the perfect will of God.    ..."not weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."  


Now don't be surprised, as we are faithful with our tiny tongue, He will be able to work in us, more and more of His rule and we will be, more and more;  led by the Spirit” and thereby we will “become” more and more like Him, even unto the full manifestation of the "Christ in us".   

 "…open thy mouth wide", and I will fill it..." Ps 81:10

If one can rout a thousand, then see the exponential effect of "unity of
purpose" being demonstrated as David's, rag tag, wilderness army comes together,
progressively,  in "one accord".  This is for us to see, now and learn by the Holy
Spirit what God has purposed, even for a pile of dry bones in the wilderness, like us, as it were.


Ezekiel 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a
noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.


This is that… and has been since Pentecost......The Kingdom or Kings-dominion or Rule
of God or... choosing to be Led by the Spirit.  This is that.....and it is still...."AT Hand".

There is much to do, most of it... in the Spirit.  So, let us press on toward the
mark…the goal, the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.   The time is at hand.

Joh 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Psa 81:10  I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Zep 3:9  For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.


Eze 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.



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Saturday, March 11, 2017




Obstacles to perfection in my heart     
B. KeithChadwell                                                              



Mar 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of

the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done

in parables:



The mysteries of God are targeted for those “who are without ”and the truth is hidden in parables but to be revealed by the Spirit to believers.  However, Christian believers, by not heeding the warnings of Jesus and other New Testament  and Old Testament lessons, which can only be  revealed by the Holy Spirit, have stumbled over some of these mysteries. 



Even from the beginning, some folks back in church history, obviously, stumbled over many  hidden mysteries which has resulted in the truth being “leavened“.  Thus, so has our, subsequent, mis-understanding of the Kingdom of God been passed down for generations and we have all been reaping the consequences, to one degree or another, to this day.



By now, this “leavened” truth has permeated much of our traditional church doctrines, especially church “ eschatology“ and has become a part of a large, complex, multi headed, doctrinal beast.  We should be well aware by now; Anyone, who tries to understand the great mysteries of God with the carnal mind and natural reasoning of the flesh, rather than by the revelation of the Spirit, will fail in their quest to know the truth, which makes us free.



The light of Christ in these days is arising on his people like;

“the morning sun that spreads upon the mountains”.The morning light of the day of Christ is breaking on us, revealing that it is “Christ in us” that was purposed by God to be “the hope of glory” or the method God has chosen to glorify the Father, again, in the earth as Jesus did.



While this light is arising on us, at the same time the world is still

covered with gross darkness and much of the mystery of iniquity still remains in the dark recesses of men’s hearts, unrevealed. 



1Corrinthians 4:5  Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.



However, just as the morning sun rises and spreads on the tops of the mountains, so is the Son of rightesousness, now, arising or appearing (coming).  Now, is the hidden iniquity being revealed by the brightness of His light that is rising in our hearts.  



As the light of Christ arises, in our hearts and as we humble ourselves before Him, there will be, no more, a place for unholy spirits of iniquity to hide.  This "anti-Christ" spirit will be revealed, by the light and from this position from which it has been hiding within our hearts, the Spirit of Christ will reveal and destoroy it with the brightness of His coming. 



Then, when He appears or is fully manifest in His temple, we shall be like him, and from His throne, within our hearts, we will manifest the very attributes of Christ and our Heavenly Father to the world.  Now, from one heart, to hearts together in the unity of the Spirit, under Christ, will flow ; living waters to swim in, which will fill the earth with His glory.



Joh 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from

heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again .



2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit,

nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come,

except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,

the son of perdition;



Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is

risen upon thee.

Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness

the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen

upon thee.

Isa 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness

of thy rising.





Joe 2:1-2 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy

mountain : let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the

LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess,

a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the

mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like,

neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.



Hab 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously:

for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be

told you.



Joe 1:13-15 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the

altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat

offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the

inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto

the LORD, Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand , and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.



As for me; I do not forget what I have asked  my Lord for and given Him full permission to continue His strange work within me  .....I affirm this prayer, once again, today;



...Lord, create in me a clean heart, for I can not, by the efforts of my own flesh and from an evil heart, obey your laws. I commit this to you and trust, by

faith that you will, in fact, bring to pass the full manifestation of your

righteousness through me in your good time and for your glory.



Lord, reveal all of the mysterious obstacles and self centered darkness which

prevents or hinders your work in me. And, which I (my flesh) through the

deceitfulness and stubborn self rule of my desperately wicked heart, have

not acknowledged and have not submitted to be crucified with you.



Lord, reveal and consume with the spirit of your mouth, those things of dark

motivations which sit in the place where you should sit and rule within me.



Lord, destroy, with the brightness of your coming, the darkness in my heart

and then may your light arise to full noonday within me, with no shadow of

turning.



I ask this, Father, in Jesus name, in order then; that my new light and life

may shine before men, that they will see my good works and then glorify

you, even as Jesus did. For it is your Kingdom and your power, and

therefore your glory, forever and ever.



Oh Lord, amen and amen and amen.



Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall

bring it to pass.

Psa 37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light , and thy

judgment as the noonday.



Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to

continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter

into the kingdom of God. (which is within you)



Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy

to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.



Habakkuk 3:3-4 God came from the South, and the Holy One from mount

Paran. The heavens were covered with the brightness of His glory; and the

earth was full of His praise. And His brightness was as the light in the

city which His hands had established shall He store His power. (Peshitta

text)



Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder

and maker is God.



Mat 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be

hid.



Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good

works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.



Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be

made manifest, that they are wrought in God.



Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the

world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the

light of life.



John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.



John 17:17 sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.



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Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Gospell Nugget


A Gospel Nugget




“Kingdom”; a contraction of; “King’s Dominion”...
or...where the King rules or has dominion



Luke 17:20-21 (ASV) And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you.

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