My physical encounter with God’s spiritual reality: sailing beyond the strait gate of humanness

2023-05-13 at this time of seeking God’s assurance I found this post and am led to re-post it. Over and again I am strengthened and comforted by the reality of God’s realm, for my loved ones and myself.

What is the meaning of life if there is nothing beyond this planet earth and the physical strait human course?

God’s revelation in the last year plus in response to my desperate seeking for His reality and how I may apply His life in me and my loved ones has given me the hope and confidence to continue this quest as a physical being in a spiritual journey.

I have seen many in similar strait waters sailing in life’s tumultuous storms. I pray my blog will continue to bring rays of light to those who perchance comes into this harbor of God’s unfailing love, grace and mercy, and partake the power of His presence in His Kingdom.

kainotes 2023-05-13

AAA watchman

On 30th August 2013, while I was listening to the Spirit vs the flesh -the power of the Gospel, I encountered the spectacular shower of golden rays in my kitchen from the spiritual realm which manifested in the physical realm. It was not a vision. I put my hands through the rays but could not touch them. They were fine stripes of gold, visible, but not physical. I used my old mobile phone and video recorded the phenomena in visual and sound. (Note: this picture is just a mock up using online materials and not the original ones, which I have removed a month after I have shown to my close ones. I was under the impression at that time that the unseen breaking into the seen realm was a sign for me only). It proves that we are more than just a body with a consciousness called soul (our…

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God also is bearing witness both with signs and wonders: then the sons are free

What does God try to tell us today? “For many are called, but few chosen.” This statement appear twice today, in Matthew 19:30 and 22:14. Why did Jesus say that and to whom? Is this verse speaking of the Jews, who had been first in the things of God at one time, becoming last, and the Gentiles, who had been last, becoming first in the things of God? “God calls everyone to salvation but that doesn’t mean His standards are low. He calls and equips, furnishing all that we need to be in right standing with Him. But those who don’t put on that robe of righteousness by faith will be eternally separated from Him, regardless of whether they were in church among the true believers or not.” (Living Commentary, Andrew Wommack)

Prior to these verses, in Matthew 19:30 Jesus also states, “But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” In context He was in the region of Judea beyond the Jordan, healing great multitudes. The Pharisees came to test Him, little children were brought to Him to be blessed, and a rich young ruler came to Him asking what more good thing (if any other than what he has already done) he has to do to have eternal life. He asked Jesus, “what do I still lack?” (Rather ironically, since he was adamant that he has done all to deserve eternal life). He left disappointedly and sorrowfully. The disciples later queried Jesus who can be saved if riches, achievements and earthly status and recognition cannot give a man precedence over others in terms of entering into the eternal life that only Jesus can give.

What has this got to do with today’s blog title “God also is bearing witness both with signs and wonders”? A lot. In fact, all.

The Holy Spirit reminds this truth in Hebrews 2 which is aptly subtitled, “Do Not Neglect Salvation”. I quote:

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

Jesus came to earth, born into a human body, yet demonstrated He is from God and of God, representing every aspect of God. Everything He said and did showed the audience then and now the witness of God Himself of what Jesus came for and what He had accomplished finally before He left earth.

And this is still the message today. God also is bearing witness both with signs and wonders. God is still bearing witness. Signs and wonders, divine healing and divine health. Miracles and wonders. transformation of lives and relationship. Supernatural abundant provisions according to God’s richness in glory. Reconciliation and restoration. The fulfillment of God’s good, perfect, and pleasing will in the believer’s life: spirit, soul and body. All started from Jesus’ time, and is still ongoing. This is grace in action, by God Himself.

Last question: Why does God ever bother? Since few responded anyway. I asked the same too. As I pondered, I heard this reading from the audio Bible, Matthew 18:11-14.

11 For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.

12 “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? 13 And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

What more can we ask the Father in heaven? His heart is for every lost one, even right now. Take heed.

καίnotes 2022-12-26

supernatural Christians, quantum physics (a new journey begins)

On this day of 2022-10-12 reading the blog posted on 2020-10-12 and pondering over the supernatural and being a Christian. Jesus told His disciples that they were in the world but not of the world. What did He mean? What did He want them to know? What did He want them to do? Lately I have been asking a lot of similar questions and my questions have been answered as I was led to read the Word differently, like the scales on my eyes gradually fell off and the fog eventually cleared as the sun rays continues to shine brilliantly without fail at the door step of my heart.

Welcome to another spiritual journey!

AAA watchman

2022-10-13 notes: Reading the following blog today makes me again marvel how awesome, yet real and human mind-boggling the whole design by God is. His words are so real. The depth and height and length and width of the Word is really magnificent and far beyond our imagination and thoughts. The last two years had been either a blank or a canvas filled with multifaceted experiences for many. Some had founded an entirely different lifestyle despite being confined in an artificial space and time. I have been studying God’s words with more time on hand and experienced God more. Lately I came across some teachings on quantum physics and quantum mechanics and how the Bible actually reveals such facts. The more I read the Bible the more I agree. I will just mention briefly that it explains and answers many of my questions. The understanding also empowers me to apply…

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a watershed! how to walk the next step in Christ?

spiritual watershed

The point is, the physical world is openly exposing itself as what it has become. The spiritual world too has revealed itself just as real but toward another direction. The two paths have now merged into a physical-spiritual watershed point. It has come to a point where the divide between the physical and the spiritual is growing into a chasm. No, this is not a premonition. This is not a prophecy. Rather, this is the passing of ancient prophecies.

Being put in Christ (in union and communion with Him), walking this earth, today a believer in Christ looks at the paths ahead and realizes that one cannot proceed further without taking stock of their current spiritual state.

This is how one takes stock of their personal spiritual state, in order to carry on in the two parallel worlds. The Bible verses are quoted from the New Matthew Bible (NMB).

Look at the spiritual: Who God is and who I really am

Know and acknowledge that God is always good: “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.” It’s an absolute truth; there are no exceptions. God is always good. (James 1:17)

Who I am and what my purpose is for being here (on this planet), in particular, at this increasingly perilous time
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and his own special people, in order that you should show forth the virtues of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light –” (1 Peter 2:9)

What I am supposed to do next at the present scenario and in future:

This is a reminder to all who are serious about our life hereon and thereafter. It is all about stewardship of what we have been given. The people of God have resources. What do we do with our resources? Jesus said we need to be gentler than doves and yet wiser than serpents. Jesus also uses one last parable to describe a final set of criteria whereby the goats and sheep will be sorted into two categories, to each its end.

The end of all things is at hand. Be therefore discreet and sober, so that you may be fit for prayer. But above all things, have fervent love among you. For love covers the multitude of sins. Be ready to take one another into your homes, and that without grudging. 10 As each one has received the gift, minister the same to one another, as good ministers of the manifold grace of God. (1 Peter 4:7-10)

“The English word “sober” was translated from the Greek word “SOPHRONEO,” and this Greek word means “to be of sound mind, i.e. sane, (figuratively) moderate” (Strong’s Concordance). It is not just talking about not being drunk. The Amplified Bible renders this word “watch” as “alert.” So, true prayer will keep us alert unto what the Lord is doing.”

“The only way to maintain relationships is with fervent love, the kind that is described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. The word “fervent” was translated from the Greek word ektenes. The other occurrence was in Acts 12:5, where “fervent” was translated “without ceasing.” So “fervent charity” in this verse may be interpreted as “charity without ceasing.” ”

Love, God’s kind of love, is a power. It is a supernatural power. It has worked on the cross two thousands of years ago. This is the Truth that Jesus has revealed and personally demonstrated. God’s kind of love is God’s kind of power. And all the apostles and early church disciples of Jesus knew this. (Read the New Testament and the early church history)

We are required to be “watchful” and “alert.” So, true prayer will keep us alert unto what the Lord is doing. For this purpose, the Lord has given us the spiritual abilities to see, hear, understand, discern and make the right choices/decisions at the right time.

Jesus actually spoke at length about the perilous time. I will not repeat here. Please read the related chapters in the Gospels and also the Book of Revelation.

What is the consolation for His people? I have been comforted and reassured of the goodness of God and the confident expectation of good for the people of God, in countless Bible verses. I pray you too as you read this blog and meditate on the verses the Lord will give you as you move on from your own watershed point to a point of the hope in Christ that all born again believers have.

HCSB Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little. (1 Peter 5:10)

MSG Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival. The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day—but we’ll hardly notice. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13)

AMP For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. (1 John 5:4)

17 And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out devils, and will speak with new tongues, 18 and will kill serpents. And if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them. They will lay their hands on the sick and they will recover. (Mark 16:17-18 NMB)

What is the next step for all who are the followers of Jesus and Bible believers?

“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;” (Romans 4:20)Abraham had done this as our trail blazer. So can we.

This is how Jesus has prepared and fully equipped us: (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)

But as it is written: The eye has not seen and the ear has not heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those who love him.

10 But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yea, the bottom of God’s secrets. 11 For what man knows the things of a man, except the spirit of a man which is within him? In the same way, the things of God are known by no man, but by the Spirit of God. 12 And we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which comes of God, in order to know the things that are given to us by God –15 But he who is spiritual evaluates all things. Yet he himself is judged by no man. 16 For who knows the mind of the Lord, or who shall inform him? But we understand the mind of Christ.

We have the mind of Christ! (NKJV)

Application for all who believe: start practicing reading and mediating the Word of God, to know, understand and receive the wisdom of Christ and in Christ. Pray in the Spirit. Ask the Lord’s Spirit to speak to us and guide us specifically in every decision/direction. Be deliberate and be alert. Live as Jesus did and does now.

AMPC In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17)

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2022 vision: half time (three ancient men of visions)

Today is July 31st, exceeding half time through this year’s vision. Walking with the Lord requires a personal vision. The Bible promises this: The righteous grow in their relationship with the Lord just as the rising sun gets brighter and brighter as the day progresses. Likewise, our vision of the future gets clearer and clearer as we walk with the Lord. (Proverbs 4:18)

How else would Abraham, at 75, embark on a journey to seemingly nowhere with his wife and household, leaving his father and home behind? (Hebrews 11:8)

He had a vision. God gave him a vision. (Genesis 12). There was something unique about him. James 2:23 confirmed this: And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. God gave him a vision, he believed and persisted to follow that vision. Abraham lived to see the gradual accomplishment of the vision in the birth of his grandchildren Jacob and Esau, and witnessed their growth to manhood. (Genesis 25:26) At the goodly age of 175 he was “gathered to his people.”

The apostle Paul too had a God-given vision. He had his vision fixed before his eyes, and he was not just pressing towards nothing or any goal or whatever mark there was. He was going for the specific prize. He wanted to do the very best he could and thereby win the race. Those who shoot at nothing hit it every time. Nothing. Those who shoot at the stars may not always reach their goal but they may at least hit the moon. (Philippians 3:14)

Thank God I have a vision. Jesus said we can ask. Ask and you will be given. At the beginning of this year I started thinking of a new blogging series named “2022 vision”. I asked the Lord for a vision. What I then saw in my heart was God’s plan for His children to be gathered back to Him just as we were first created. . I did not see the clear picture. I was just asked to read the Book of Genesis. My vision is to read the Book like never before and see new revelations of God and record them in words.

So I started with Adam and his family. I focused on seeing God. God guarded over Adam’s descendants, and ensured that one man from each generation carried on with the assignment to birth a godly descendant who would carry on the assignment. Often it was the first born son. However it was not always the case. For example, Cain made himself alienated from God’s destiny for His children. So did Esau. The more I read those familiar chapters which I used to skip, the more I realized what God is trying to show us. I gathered two main things (among many others):

  1. God fulfilled His side of the covenant, by ensuring a godly lineage was preserved up to Jesus’ birth! Jesus fulfilled the salvation plan to bring God’s children back to God!
  2. God shows how much He really is committed to His Word (that God is love) as evidenced in the history of His children, through the preservation of the godly lineage all the way from Seth (Adam’s third son) to Jesus (the Seed as promised in Genesis 3:15), just as He has promised.

Was it a simple matter for God? In man’s years, four thousands years went by between the birth of Seth and Jesus’s birth. Reading Genesis chapters five and eleven, we can note that the names of each man responsible to birth another man as a godly descendant to God, was meticulously registered. The year each was born and the year each gave birth to the successor in the next generation was duly recorded. I believe it takes time to bring forth a good tree that produces the right seed that truly takes after the original seed. That is the way we are made.

I briefly note below my observations of three cases of men of visions:

Enoch: It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. (Hebrews 11:5) Genesis 5 records the names of 10 generations of Adam’s descendants, and only records their succession. Only Enoch is recorded as having fellowship/walking with God for 300 years after giving birth to a son at the age of 65! Why did not Enoch leave earth right after the birth of his son/successor? God made him stay on earth and walk with him daily for three hundreds years! I believe it could mean that Enoch received from God daily and taught his descendants and made sure the godly heritage continued after he was gone.

Noah: It’s worth thinking about the question, why did Noah wait 500 years to have Shem and two other sons? The Bible records that he was a righteous man, a perfect man in his day, who walked with God and was justified by faith. He was called to build the ark at 500, after their birth and they took one hundred years to build. Noah lived another 350 years after the flood. Since the descendants after Shem started to have children at comparatively very young ages (when compared with the ten generations up to Noah), Noah saw the birth of Abram (nine generations in total)! Noah died at the age of 950 when Abram (Abraham) was 60 years old. Therefore, it can be said that from the beginning of his son Shem, the life of this righteous man, Noah, has affected ten generations of descendants!

These two visionaries became living sacrifices: a person willing to spend hundreds of years doing only one thing, meditating on God, listening to God, and walking with God, you can imagine how real, how precious God is to them. More precious than anyone can ever think or imagine. Hundreds of years of meditating on God did not make them suffer any loss. Enoch saw the wickedness of the age to come and prophesied and warned the next generation, and he was taken away by God without even having to go through death. Noah’s generation was a picture of evil. The righteous Noah (justified by faith) and the whole family who entered the ark were specially favored by God who provided, equipped and protected them to make sure they survived. They received “the absolute meaning of life, the life that God has” (Vine’s Expository Dictionary).

Abraham’s case. I will write a separate blog on him. (to be continued)

A further note from the New Testament standpoint:

After pondering on the amazing and careful way God preserves a good seed and is purposed and committed to bring forth another good one so that His redemption-salvation plan can be fulfilled, I realize the greatness of God’s plan through the birth and death of Jesus, who brought forth the Holy Spirit to henceforth give birth to every believer, so that we are exactly like Him in our born again spirit, having His Spirit of Life living in our body. The New Testament speaks of this Good News, starting with Jesus’ teaching about the prerequisite of being born again by the Spirit of God in John chapter three. We are described as the child born by the power of the Spirit in Galatians 4:29. Unlike the human lineage, there is no constraint by chronological time. Instead, the Spirit of God gives birth to limitless number of children of God simultaneously! (John 3:3,5,6; Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 4:6; Hebrews 12:23; 1 John 4:4) God actually fulfilled His promise revealed through the prophet in Isaiah 44:3, and 59:21.

  1. Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.
  2. Isaiah 59:21“And this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the Lord, have spoken!

καί notes, 2022-07-31