“But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?” In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭26:52-56‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I am still seeing it today…

“Put your sword in its place.” Was not what the disciples wanted to hear, they were ready for revolution, they were ready for war, but Jesus said no.

This kingdom will not be built on the blood of its enemies it is being built by those who were once enemies… by the love of God that is what changes the way we think (repentance). 
Peter put down his sword, not because he wanted to but because Jesus told him too, I’m sure Peter was thinking (ok, now this is getting crazy, the son of man comes to establish the kingdom of heaven and we lay down our weapons?) the answer is YES, lay down your weapons and we are still being asked to lay down our weapons. I have watched some lay down their weapons and never come back In fear , I’ve watched some who continue to hold on to their weapons with a death grip in fear and I’ve seen some who like Peter… realize that the power is in the way Jesus showed us to establish the kingdom (love).

If you are following Jesus you will Be asked or are currently at the place where he is telling you to put your weapon in its place, he fights for you and the Kingdom of Heaven is being established by the God head in the heart of men and women and children through love and intimacy with Yahweh. 
Jesus spent his physical time here building the Kingdom this way not sharpening his sword and strategically planning how to overcome the enemy, he knew that His death, burial and resurrection would take care of that for eternity.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:12‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

So… “Put your sword in its place.”

Our way is established not in our confidence of how much we think we know about the Bible and God… our way is established through how intimately we know Yahweh’s heart and this knowledge cannot be followed or reproduced it can only be known as He is known by you through worship in spirit and truth.

There are many who unequivocally know the Bible but we need to unequivocally know Yahweh the one who gave us His word, His son Jesus and Holy Spirit so.. that we may know Him and come into his presence with rejoicing and praise, there is a place with Him so close that you experience fully that He is an all consuming fire and because of His intimate love for you, you exist in that fire without being consumed because He loves you. 

““For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

David in the presence of Yahweh took no thought of those around him worshipping in spirit and truth, there was such an intimacy there that no one or nothing else mattered.

“And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. So David and all the people of Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouts of joy and the blowing of rams’ horns.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭6:14-15‬ ‭NLT‬

I’ve spent a lot of time
thinking I have something
to understand
And say for God,
But he has said it all.
Jesus Christ not only
understood the word,
He did the word.
“That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

You have a seat at the table all you have to do is sit down.

We will never understand this-

“Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Till we understand this-

“and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

When we are in our seat we find…
Rest and authority.

“But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭14:10-11‬ ‭NKJV‬

Exalt the ones that are humble.

 


For many years 
in ministry I have been trying to tell the stones to become bread, only to be groveling for scraps and spirituality starving to death… so I could be satisfied only by what I can see and physically consume… I’ve realized that I have a seat at the table and living off the Word of Yahweh is what brings true sustenance and fulfillment to our souls and will bring revelation and change the world around us.

“During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ””

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:3-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

 

Trading  your birthright for a tattoo.

I spent the better part of ten years tearing down religion in my life and in the lives of others, I wanted freedom from man made religion as did a lot of us in this movement but what now? So we’re not religious, what now? You lived through it and you got the tattoo, what now?

Sadly some Christians have been duped into the line of thinking that the experience of freedom simply lies right outside of the walls of man made  religion… and that couldn’t be further from the truth, it is resting inside of intimacy with Yahweh, there is where we thrive, there is where we discover who we really are and there is where we are at one with the father and each other.

Early on in this movement Yahweh gave me a dream: I was walking up on this hill and there was this old house, there were many young spiritual leaders there Tearing this house apart, I looked down on the ground and there were pieces of this house laying everywhere, there was a full dormer laying on the ground that really just needed some of the wood replaced and to be re attached to the house… as I looked back up to the house there were pieces of the house being thrown everywhere without thought or regard to the future. Yahweh spoke to me and said whatever is torn down must be built back right.
The time is now, I have already seen a shift in spiritual leadership coming together to rebuild and restore Yahweh’s intended design for worship and family, and that truly starts with intimacy with Him and coming together to worship in spirit and truth.

 

  • I grew up around all white people, most of them said the N word when referring to darker skinned individuals, I did what everyone else did… I didn’t know any better, yes I did question the phrase “don’t say the N word around them.” But that brought relevance to when I entered middle school and was truly exposed to people of different cultural backgrounds skin colors and ethnicity. I think I realized that saying the N word was not cool if you couldn’t say it in front of the people you were taking about and not get punched in the face so I chose to integrate and never looked back but some of my friends chose to form a group that was resistant to that, I believe it was for fear of being afraid to try to understand and embrace our differences as people, but as we grew older and things started to change a lot of those people integrated as well.

  • So I’m just some redneck kid from the south but maybe I need to write this so I can truly try to understand how I got to where I am today… where we are today. I believe all people of all colors and all backgrounds are beloved and should be celebrated as so. God created us all different, even within our own skin colors we are different and individually handcrafted by Yahweh and I believe that it pleases Him and brings Him great joy when we overcome differential, racial and cultural boundaries to love each other, and sure I may know what it feels like to be singled out by the cops because of visual choices I made (earrings tattoos etc.) but I do not know what it feels like to have a different color skin, and honestly in the Christian faith to me it is a given that all people are on a level playing field with God as he loves us all the same, I even sang that song as a kid (red or yellow black or white we are precious in His sight Jesus love the little children of the world.) And I still believe that, and I still believe that the Bible shows us that all men are created equal, now loving each other is the challenge and honestly that ain’t got nothing to do with feelings… it’s about showing your fellow human beings love, even those that hate you deserve love, that’s what Jesus taught.

  • So in this current culture climate I see a lot of people bickering back and forth on social media about everything from computer chips to guns to the government being corrupt and on and on, and really it’s insignificant, why? Because we’re not all going to get our way and love should be the most important thing between us as humans period, sure we want freedom we want our rights but more importantly we need expose evil and love should take the drivers seat while that is executed, sound crazy? It can be done.

  • They say the heart has its own truth, well it does, without God… and I am fully convinced that we are doomed as human race apart from God, the reason we are where we are today is because of mans dead ideas that do not entertain or consider God in any way, if we look throughout time we see failure after failure where we as people have tried to make our own way, but in fact we were meant to have a dynamic living and breathing relationship with Yahweh (God), and that was disrupted when man chose to step away into making decisions apart from Yahweh’s leadership and friendship. I have good news though Yahweh has provided a resolution to our decision to go it on our own and that is Jesus Christ, he is Yeshua (our salvation). And Yahweh loves you so much that he sent his only son Jesus to die for our sins and therein lies salvation, faith, hope, love, freedom and truth.

Uncertainty-

Today is the day they laid the lifeless dead body of Jesus in a rich mans tomb, and closed it up with a stone. They had spent time with him and seen the wonderful miracles he’d performed here in his time on earth, he had explained to them many times of his death, burial and resurrection, but Jesus was dead, his blood was gone, there was no heartbeat no air coming into his lungs, he was gone, just like thousands of people before him that had died. As he lay there I’m sure panic and fear swirled in the minds of his disciples and followers thinking, “did we understand him right?” “ no one comes back from death.” And what a horrible death it was… “ was he the messiah?” “ he made a promise, a lot of promises, how is he gonna keep them when he is dead?” “Will he really come back one day?”

In this time of uncertainty and silence they were not sure about their future as followers of Yeshua Jesus in this silent and uncertain time…. just like the the followers of Jesus we are in a time of uncertainty… Yahweh has given us many promises in his Holy Word the Bible and just like when Jesus rose from the dead and kept his promises so does Yahweh keep his promises, he loves you today. May we cling to his promises in this time of uncertainty.

“Joseph bought a long sheet of linen cloth. Then he took Jesus’ body down from the cross, wrapped it in the cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a stone in front of the entrance.”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭15:46‬ ‭

“So they sealed the tomb and posted guards to protect it.”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭27:66‬ ‭

Freedom from lust

For most it is a process, because going down the water park sin slide is fun, it’s exciting and exhilarating, but you don’t realize what it takes to get back out till you have to climb back out, clearing your heart and mind of the junk it leaves behind.

Porn, drugs and alcohol, they all start out innocently, your experimenting, and even if you grew up not in a family that took you to church like mine did deep in your heart you know what is right and wrong… that’s why people want to change laws and force people to accept their lifestyle decisions, it doesn’t matter, you can break down all the walls try to get as many people on your side as you can but at the end of the day, your conscience and your heart condemns you, you may be in a place where you don’t care anymore but I promise you this you remember the time when your conscience spoke the truth.

I had an off and on relationship with pornography throughout the years since I was a teen and just like everything else that I did that I knew I was not supposed to, it left me marked… thinking sex was like those movies, thinking women wanted to be treated that way? Well let’s go back to before porn… I was not perverted until I exposed myself to sinful perversion. Up until a few years ago I struggled with porn, in some way shape or form, I even tried in being a follower of Jesus to justify it, sounds crazy huh? But I would try to convince myself it was ok knowing it wasn’t, then I would look at it, then I would instantly be ashamed and go into a self loathing depression… I went through this vicious circle for about 10 years, I was miserable afterwards I would say, “I’m never doing this again! I’m not falling into that trap again!” But I did, and it kept me feeling like a complete failure as a Christian. I would tell God how sorry I was every time, and that I would never let it happen again, after about the fiftieth or so time (maybe more) Yahweh started to speak into my heart, and He was speaking before but I just wasn’t listening to nothing but my self condemnation, but He was saying “it’s ok”… I’m like “WHAT!” It’s not ok, He said “Jesus’s blood paid it all, I am here, we will get through this and you can stop this vicious cycle.” I’m like… Yahweh wants to be my friend in this? That was around three years ago, I haven’t watched porn since, and at this point I really don’t care too but, the same opportunities came my way to justify watching it, but Yahweh’s voice was there “you know where this takes you, and we’re going somewhere different.” And I was able to stop take a deep breath and choose Yahweh’s path for my life.

Pornography dilutes and distorts the intimacy that God meant for good. Not at first but in time we heap these weird perverse fetish’s on ourselves and those that will enact them with us… and if they won’t do it we turn to porn, I’m telling you now that Yahweh can redeem you from the perverted mind, but it takes stepping away from porn so that your heart and desire for sexual intimacy can burn for your husband or wife. That’s God’s intention for us, because there was a time in my life when my mind was not perverted and I’m thankful that Yahweh is getting me back to that, because my wife deserves a man that loves, honors and respects her in an intimate and passionate way.

 

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