Fellowship – BT10
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Prophetic rhema words about fellowship
The Lord has directly spoken prophetic rhema words to me many times about koinonia sharing about the Spirit, about the beauty of joy, about Spirit-practice and Spirit-practice-drums, Spirit-performance and Spirit-performance–drums, about peaceful rest, and many other things I will share in this website. And I long for much more of this sharing with God and with you!
Sharing about the fruit of the Spirit: God showed me that Galatians 5:22-23 is only a partial list of “flavors” of the singular fruit/nature of the Holy Spirit of God who is unconditional-love per 1 John 4:8, 16! Paul expands on this in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, the “love chapter.” The Lord desires to share all these “flavors” of Him so that we can progressively, genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko know Him! He desires to share the Spirit’s unconditional-love “self-mastery” with Christian musicians, sharing His skill with them! The Holy Spirit is God’s “interface or way to powerfully-enable all of this!”
Sharing the beauty of joy in creation: The Hebrew word yatab and Greek word kalos for joyful singing and playing includes the idea of being gloriously and harmoniously beautiful by nature – they don’t have anything to do with skillful singing and playing as some bibles have mistranslated! God told me He was revealing His beauty in sunsets, flowers, birds and their songs, music – if we were still and restful long enough to observe them closely, then we would start to see and feel Him and come to genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko know Him. God told me once: “All of creation is because of ME, through ME, and for ME, and still held together by ME, LOVE.” Brother Thomas of Celano wrote in the biography of St. Francis: “As he looked out of his cave and down to Assisi from the heights of Mount Subasio, it was as if the whole of creation were spread out beneath his cave, and God’s ‘goodness’ rushed in upon him. He could only think of that pure ‘Goodness’ and how God shares His life with us. Everything ‘good and beautiful’ comes from God. St. Francis praised The Artist in every one of his works; whatever he found in things made, he referred to The Maker. He rejoiced in all the works of the Lord’s hands, and with joyful vision saw into the reason and cause that gave them life. In beautiful things he came to know The Beauty itself. They cried out to him, ‘He who made us is infinitely good.”
Sharing music: That’s why He put music, His own creation, into musicians to discover – not to just find for themselves, i.e., their own pleasure, fame, money, or whatever they want to use it for. This is all “might and power” flesh. No! He shares His music with musicians so that they will pause when they feel those intense feelings – yes, pause, be still, and start to experience God’s very nature. God wants to share Himself with musicians so that they can genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko know Him. I will share much more about this on the Spirit-Practice and Spirit-Performance pages.
Sharing drumming: Once while I was Spirit-practicing through George Lawrence Stones’ Stick Control, I found myself going “into the zone” in almost a focused trance, feeling incredible joy and intense curiosity and fascination, so much so that I was being overwhelmed. I had to stop because I was tearing up and couldn’t see the page! I asked why this was happening to me. Then words came into my mind and I understood that God was sharing His profound emotions He has when He plays music. I was shocked to hear this! He said, “Do you think you created music? Remember who I AM. I enjoyed creating music long before any man discovered it. I’m still fascinated when I explore it and still enjoy it immensily. I am sharing My curiosity, fascination, sense of adventure, and joy with you so that you can know Me better. I AM My thoughts and feelings.” Another time, He showed me myself making sandcastles on a beach, lost in a daze of curiosity and fascination. When I looked back at the sandcastle, it was me playing my drums since I was 8 years old! He said that there was no better place to be than in that place of curiously exploring my drumming creativity and He smiled with pride. I have had many such conversations since and look forward to more! He also told me that He would share His control/mastery (a) with me if I didn’t make “might and power” skill (b) my objective as the Gentiles run after (c), but instead His “by My Spirit” (b) presence. I will also share much more about this on the Spirit-Practice-Drumming page. <Notes> a) Galatians 5:23, b) Zechariah 4:6, c) Matthew 6:32.
Sharing peaceful rest: After my many Spirit-baptisms where God shared His overwhelming unconditional-love with me, resulting in a flood of tears of joy that He also shares with me, which often just wrecks me for at least a half-hour, then I have noticed God then shares with me this “peaceful rest of God that surpasses all reasoning-mind that guards [like a military sentinel] our hearts and/coupled [us] in Christ Jesus” (a), for this too is a “flavor of the singular fruit/nature of the Spirit (b).” While in bed on occasion, He has told me to share His peaceful rest and I could then feel the Spirit’s comfort wrap around me like my warm bed comforter. Many times He has told me to “be still, cease my activity, and ‘take a vacation’ to experientially, relationally know God” (c), to share in His “Sabbath Rest” (d), because the Lord knows that I’ve been really driven most of my life. This He showed me was the “taskmaster spirit” that was in those people who whipped the Jews to make bricks out of mud and straw. Now He says, “Get up from your work, change gears, and stay in joy! Get up from the burden of bible study for My yoke/harness (f) to learn from Me is feather-light and so easy to carry” (e). I’ve also been told while Spirit-practicing drums that “tension is evil” and that I am to “share in His rest by relaxing, staying loose, staying in His joy, and letting the skill come to me.” <Notes> a) Philippians 4:7, b) Galatians 5:22, c) Psalms 46:10, d) Hebrew 4:9; Luke 23:56, e) Matthew 11:28-30, f) zugos: harness that connects inexperienced animals with experienced animals for training purposes; a common metaphor in Judaism for the Mosaic Law strictness (Acts 15:10; Galatians 5:1; 1 Timothy 6:1), particularly the scrupulous observance of the oral Law in order to be a disciple of a particular rabbi, most who had greatly expanded the “burden” of scripture placed on people to obey. Christ’s “yoke of discipleship” was completely different-in-kind!
As Christian musicians, has God shared with you anything about fellowship and sharing with Him or others that would helpful to others?