Knowing where God lives: 40 Yrs. with Jesus

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Knowing where God lives: 40 Yrs. with Jesus – December 18, 2014 – Day 142,563

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There are keys and then there are master keys.

Knowing where God lives or where His Presence is or where He invests His: time, energy, resources and life has become the most valuable master key in my life.

Isaiah 57:15a (NKJV) For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: 

I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit…

I have discovered some religions practice one or the other but have not found one that practices both. See if you can understand the master key here. 

Contrite and Humble but no reverence for the Holy

I have been in meetings where broken people have come to the end of themselves, cried out to God and have fallen on the floor laughing uncontrollably. Quoting the verse Isaiah 61:3 (NKJV) “…The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” but then observed as the “flesh” takes over and they start barking like dogs (no reverence). 

Legalistically Reverent but no intimate experience

On the other hand I have walked into meetings where everyone is legalistically threatened to enter like an old-fashioned library; most of the women wore grey with their hair up in buns and the men cowered like passive pets. They were trying to honor God who dwells in the High and Holy Place but actually made Him unreachable altogether. 

The Master Key is to live in both! Tips I have discovered…

 When I pray in public, I formally pray to our Father in Heaven (the High and Holy Place) in The Name of Jesus; referring to Jesus as Royalty; my King, my Lord, The Son of God! In contrast when I pray in the presence of our small group or my family or just all by myself; the atmosphere in the room turns more informal.

My language and worship dive deep, personal and intimate. There is no concern here for formalities or ritual. This is the place where my spirit prays: deep to deep. A place where there is no concern for time or schedules. It is the time of true confession and repentance and worship and deep joy with great hope and incomparable faith. The place where God dwells: in a contrite and humble spirit while maintaining reverence for the High and Holy!

The Word of God is full of Keys of Truth that unlock Life Mysteries!

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Key to Freedom – Forgiveness: 40 Yrs. with Jesus

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Key to Freedom – Forgiveness: 40 Yrs. with JesusDay 142,561

Forgivness

We do seem like fakes; the times we have said we forgive, when deep down in our hearts we want that person to burn in hell. We learned as children to say “sorry” but forgiveness is deeper, it is a process but, I have discovered that there is that moment when it really comes true! 

Growing up we called it our “bad bag”. Everyone that caused us an injustice, we carried around in our thoughts every day. Then if a new person harmed us we would throw them in the bag with everyone else and compound the injustices that were already in the bag. 

Some men have gone to the moon, discovered cures for diseases, saved people from burning buildings or have written the greatest symphony…well…my great goal, accomplishment, achievement was to empty my “bad bag”. 

Once empty, BURN IT!

Now, you no longer have a bad bag!

It is a process; one that for me started by understanding the injustices that Jesus; the Son of God encountered and then followed His path of how to forgive. I have honestly prayed Matthew 6:12 “…And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors” (NKJV). Today I can pray it in advance:  

Father God I purpose in my heart to forgive in advance anyone who would try to harm me or my family this day, help me to walk in forgiveness, Amen.

 Today I pray that you would open YOUR “bad bag” and just dump it, you may feel like a fake in the beginning but as the process continues it DOES become REAL! 

The Forgiveness Key

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Prophecy – Time to Glean

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 Time to glean

These past years the commission from my Lord Jesus has narrowed from a broad “shotgun” type ministry of the whole world, to a more focused target. Some would call me a missionary, not to an underdeveloped country but a missionary to the United States of America, primarily to the Gentile Church of the United States of America.  Things have changed here and I am to be a witness to the fact that just because “man” changes things does not mean that God endorses those changes.

Time to take inventory of this once great nation; to see and hear what the Lord Jesus has to say about what to speak and what to do. “Father God I ask in Jesus Name that You would lead and guide us as we take inventory, let us stay focused on your tour, help us not to get distracted. In those places where it may seem dark and hopeless; hold our hand, give us strength and make Your purposes clear and sure. Amen”

There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good,  treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—  having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV)

 Inventory:

Men and women who have called themselves spokesmen for God: have, are and continue to rape the sheep of God. These false teachers have left hundreds of thousands of people maimed, hurt, confused and broke. False Evangelists have physically gone from city to city operating in a spirit of witchcraft and stealing what little God’s sheep had. This destruction continues today through the airwaves. People have been paralyzed through lies, false hope and mind altering substances.

A word from our Lord (even though this may apply to other regions in the world, remember the context is the USA)

“This is the hour of final gleaning just as Ruth (Ruth 2:3) gleaned behind the reapers in the field of Boaz. Walk through the fields says our Lord, lift up the rubble, call out one more time, and communicate again with loved ones, even those who call you enemy.

Listen; listen for a breath, for a heartbeat for any interest in Truth. Reach out with faith; faith to bring little ones to salvation, faith to heal the sick and to cast out demons, faith to pray for a sound mind.

In this hour of final gleaning do not be distracted by the promoting of large crowds; glean the one, glean the two be the good servant (Matthew 24:45).”

Thomas Spencer www.TheBibleGuy.com

Treasure Hunter: 40 Yrs. with Jesus

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Treasure Hunter: 40 Years Walking with Jesus! Day 142,556

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Treasure Hunter: 40 Yrs. with Jesus – Day 142,556

Gold Fever – In 1980 I travelled to Alaska with three other families on a gold mining expedition costing over 2 million dollars and personally lost everything. I journaled the event thinking I might sell it as a book, but it was so negative I burnt it in the fire. Now armed with this experience I turned to being a treasure hunter in the Word of God.

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We must mix all of the scriptures with faith or they remain as just words on a page. Over 40 years ago I was seeking Truth and I was given the very Word of God that pointed me to God’s Son Jesus and The Holy Spirit or the “Spirit of Truth” that teaches me all things! Wow what a package deal!

Here are three things I started my search with…
  1. As we walk with Jesus He, through relationship gives us the Keys: Matthew 16:19 (NKJV) And I (Jesus) will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…
  2. There are real Enemies who don’t want us to have the Keys: Luke 11:52 (NKJV) “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.”
  3. The attitude of a true treasure hunter is that we must seek believing that we will find. Hebrews 4:2 (NKJV) For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. Matthew 7:7 (NKJV) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

If this treasure hunt together is too slow, Email me with the key you are looking for and perhaps I can unlock a quicker path to find it!

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Hometown – Iola Kansas – About The Bible Guy

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Hometown

By Thomas Spencer

The place where we find refuge and safety or feel secure,

Our origin, birthplace, place of belonging,

Pages in our photo album recording our first’s that soon turn into memories:

1st haircut, birthday, bicycle, broken arm, girlfriend…

1st day of kindergarten, fire drill, pint cartons of milk, the pledge to our flag…

1st time to hold a girls hand in a circle, screaming yuck but really liking it…

1st time to drive a car, get a job, and wonder why the bank gave us that first loan.

Our childhood backyard, home base, history, memories of the corner store,

A season where things were measured by the price of gas, a roll of stamps & penny candy,

Where we could safely test life and play before we became adults;

Playing sports, playing music, playing like couples in love and even being in plays,

Until we were all expected to grow up from boys to men & girls to women

I know for some who can’t let go, Hometown still seems to owe them something…

Yet others who are a little detached it is just their password on facebook,

For me, it is the vibrant color in my youth that allows me to paint my life today…

It was where passion for knowing truth was passed on by teachers, coaches, moms & dads.

Hometown was anything from perfect but it was real…

Our friends, family, pets, successes & failures…

Experiences that gave us a glimpse of who we wanted to be & who we did not want to be.

Now as we look back, the gigantic basketball court seems much smaller…

The initials carved into the tree seem a little silly…

That first car, well, it took more power to run the speakers than it did to make it up a hill.

I find myself referring to people & things as; “that old so and so”…

Questions start with; “Remember…” & “I wonder what happened to…”

Bad memories kind of fade into the shadows of time – but the thoughts of Jumping off the swing set, flying into the air & being a super hero once again are still just under the surface!

Hometown, a moment on the timeline of life, a reference of being, a circle of friends & family…

And a safe place to make mistakes & to overcome.

Could it be that God’s Original Design for Hometown was like one of three bird’s nests?

The nest that either had so much comfort we never wanted to leave…

The nest that had little comfort & so many stickers we couldn’t wait to leave…

The nest that was so high in the air with such a beautiful view that we looked back at the nest with great honor but we had to answer the call to adventure to jump out & fly, testing & challenging all that we had been taught in our Hometown.

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Discipleship – Arrival Kit – Week 1 – Your New Family!

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Arrival.Kit.Intro.sm  Click for the 1st 10 minute-Introduction Clip

Even though you will find great revelation in this single clip – this is a Discipleship Process of over 60 clips.

1. Get another person or your small group

2. Get the workbook (paper or digital)

(FREE DIGITAL WORKBOOK INTRO – PLUS WEEK 1 DAY 1 & 2)

3. Make a commitment and start from the beginning.

Week 1 Day 1 – Your New Family!

Three Heavens?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 1. Bringing the Power of the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth!

“…God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…” Ephesians 2:6 (NIV)

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Week 1 Day 2 – Your New Family!

Third Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 2. “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven…” 2 Corinthians 12:21 (NIV)

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Week 1 Day 3 – Your New Family!

Second Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 3. Not Hell but the place where spiritual battles take place. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

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Week 21Day 4 – Your New Family!

First Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 4. Kingdom Authority from the Third Heaven enforced by us in the First Heaven! “…and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.” Matthew 10:1 (NIV) “…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 (NIV) 

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Week 1 Day 5 Your New Family!

Changing Kingdoms – Going through Customs!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 5. “…you were dead in your transgressions and sins… followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient… God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ… by grace you have been saved… And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2”1-6 (NIV)

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Week  1 Bonus –

 

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Discipleship – Arrival Kit – Week 2 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

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Arrival.Kit.Intro.sm  Click for the 1st 10 minute-Introduction Clip

Even though you will find great revelation in this single clip – this is a Discipleship Process of over 60 clips.

1. Get another person or your small group

2. Get the workbook (paper or digital)

3. Make a commitment and start from the beginning.

Week 2 Day 1 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

Three Heavens?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 1. Bringing the Power of the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth!

“…God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…” Ephesians 2:6 (NIV)

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Week 2 Day 2 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

Third Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 2. “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven…” 2 Corinthians 12:21 (NIV)

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Week 2 Day 3 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

Second Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 3. Not Hell but the place where spiritual battles take place. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)

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Week 2 Day 4 – Kingdom Lifestyles!

First Heaven?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 4. Kingdom Authority from the Third Heaven enforced by us in the First Heaven! “…and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.” Matthew 10:1 (NIV) “…your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10 (NIV) 

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Week 2 Day 5 Kingdom Lifestyles!

Changing Kingdoms – Going through Customs!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 2 – Day 5. “…you were dead in your transgressions and sins… followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient… God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ… by grace you have been saved… And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2”1-6 (NIV)

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Week  2 Bonus –

 

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Discipleship – Arrival Kit – Week 3 – Changing Kingdoms!

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Arrival.Kit.Intro.sm  Click for the 1st 10 minute-Introduction Clip

Even though you will find great revelation in this single clip – this is a Discipleship Process of over 60 clips.

1. Get another person or your small group

2. Get the workbook (paper or digital)

3. Make a commitment and start from the beginning.

Week 3 Day 1 – Changing Kingdoms!

Leaving the Old Kingdom Behind!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 3 – Day 1. Swearing allegiance to the Kingdom of God means setting aside loyalties to a culture created by Satan:  “…our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20 (NIV)

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Week 3 Day 2 – Changing Kingdoms!

Who is Running the Old Kingdom?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 3 – Day 2. Kingdom will clash when we start breaking Satan’s strongholds on our lives.

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Week 3 Day 3 – Changing Kingdoms!

Solomon’s Conclusions of Earthly Kingdoms – Meaningless.

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 3 – Day 3. Breaking Satan’s deceptions: You can buy pleasure but not happiness, breaking the prison cell of fear!

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Week 3 Day 4 – Changing Kingdoms!

Kingdoms – Who Controls You?

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 3 – Day 4. Breaking Satan’s “Prison of Performance by breaking the stronghold of a “man pleasing spirit” empowered by the fear of offending others.

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Week 3 Day 5 Changing Kingdoms!

The End of Earthly Kingdom Rule

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 3 – Day 5. We don’t have to wait! Practice walking in the Kingdom of God now! “…the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21 (NKJV)

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Week  3 Bonus –

 

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Discipleship – Arrival Kit – Week 4 – You have a new Family!

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Arrival.Kit.Intro.sm  Click for the 1st 10 minute-Introduction Clip

Even though you will find great revelation in this single clip – this is a Discipleship Process of over 60 clips.

1. Get another person or your small group

2. Get the workbook (paper or digital)

3. Make a commitment and start from the beginning.

Week 4 Day 1 – You have a new family!

Receiving the Holy Spirit!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 4 – Day 1. “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”

… And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Acts 19:1-2

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Week 4 Day 2 – You have a new family!

Motivation to serve!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 4 – Day 2. Displacement; Praise God – Holy Spirit in, pushes darkness out.

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Week 4 Day 3 – You have a new family!

Power to serve!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 4 – Day 3. Acts 10:38 “…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

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Week 4 Day 4 – You have a new family!

Receive & Serve the Family.

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 4 – Day 4. 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

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Week 4 Day 5 You have a new family!

Dirty Carpet, Favorite Chair & Love.!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 4 – Day 5. Freedom of a small group in your house can be costly. Oikodomei we are all to edify!

 

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Week  4 Bonus – The lord’s supper!

 

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Discipleship – Arrival Kit – Week 5 – Filled with the Holy Spirit!

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TheBibleGuy.com   Thomas Spencer

Arrival.Kit.Intro.sm  Click for the 1st 10 minute-Introduction Clip

Even though you will find great revelation in this single clip – this is a Discipleship Process of over 60 clips.

1. Get another person or your small group

2. Get the workbook (paper or digital)

3. Make a commitment and start from the beginning.

 

Week 5 Day 1 – Filled with the Holy Spirit!

Receiving the Holy Spirit!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 5 – Day 1. “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”

… And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Acts 19:1-2

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Week 5 Day 2 – Filled with the Holy Spirit!

Motivation to serve!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 5 – Day 2. Displacement; Praise God – Holy Spirit in, pushes darkness out.

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Week 5 Day 3 – Filled with the Holy Spirit!

Power to serve!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 5 – Day 3. Acts 10:38 “…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

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Week 5 Day 4 – Filled with the Holy Spirit!

Desire Spiritual gifts!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 5 – Day 4. 1 Corinthians 14:1 “Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts…”

 

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Week 5 Day 5 Filled with the Holy Spirit!

Agape Love, giving without expectation of personal return!

The Bible Guy: A trusted voice in a fragile world. Week 5 – Day 5. Spiritual gifts used without “agape” love is called spiritual abuse, let the Love of God motivate us to serve one another.

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Week  5 Bonus –

 

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