Feeling Connected to The Vine of Christ
11-21-21 Vision: How to Feel meno “abiding, remaining-connected, living” in the Vine who is Jesus
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Vision: Feeling Connected to the Vine of Christ
For a long time I have done many studies and had many dreams and visions about meno “abiding in Jesus.” However, the Greek word meno means far more than “abiding” as many English bible translations provide, as is often the case – see Bible Info: “1) to remain or abide in place, thus to sojourn, dwell, or tarry, as with a guest in a lodge or house or in one’s own house; to dwell within a person, as with the Father in Christ and Christ as God’s seed in Christians by the Spirit, ‘flavors’ of the singular fruit of the Spirit such as joy dwelling in Christians, Christ’s directly-spoken rhema words or His logos message in them, and Christians in Christ by the Spirit, or negatively of sin dwelling in the flesh; to be kept to remain in a place, as with dead bodies or a branch remaining connected to a vine; continuing to be present, but not departing or leaving, as with maintaining unbroken fellowship to a person or party, especially to be of help or influence to the other or one another but also negatively like remaining under the wrath of God or remaining without understanding; persevere as of one who cleaves or holds fast to a thing; to be held or kept continually in a particular state. 2) It can also mean to remain, continue, abide, or live in time, thus not to perish but to survive, last, and endure as people, works, cities, etc.; to remain in a person or remain as a possession of him. 3) It can mean to remain in a state or condition, thus not to become another or different. Finally, 4) to wait for or await the arrival of someone.
Can you see that the “picture is worth a 1000 words” image behind that word, and why English, or for than matter any translation, would be deficient? Also, which meaning are you going to apply to a particular verse? Are you going to rely on a bible translator you know nothing about to decide? When you research who they are, you will often find they aren’t even Christians, and how can a “natural person that does absolutely-in-fact-NOT dechomai welcomingly-receive the things of the Spirit of God for they are folly to him, and/coupled that is absolutely-in-fact-NOT dunamis powerfully-enabled because they are presently/ongoingly Spirit-kind-of anakrino discerned” (a) possibly bring out the genuine meaning of the text? Or are you going to become a bible-scholar like the scribes and Pharisees, who couldn’t even recognize their Messiah, to pick the right meaning? Nevertheless, I’ve found often that just reading the verse in context will make the correct definition ‘pop out,’ but since I am a Christian with the Spirit, I could simply be “Spirit-kind-of discerning.” And as I’m reading I’m often aware that I am having an ongoing proseuche prayer-conversation with God to show me the truth – He will always answer that prayer! <Notes> a) 1 Corinthians 2:14 – and that came from a previous Jewish bible-scholar Saul/Paul.
Can you see why it’s imperative to “akouo hear/listen to understand/know the phone Voice of Jesus in order to more genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko know Him,” as Jesus said His sheep would actually do (a), especially so that “If you definitively/wholly meno abide IN Me and/coupled My directly-spoken rhema words definitively/wholly meno abide IN you, as whatever you wish, and/then it will be ginomai come-into-being-as-birth for you (b)? That’s the secret of answered prayer! <Notes> a) John 10:27; cf. Luke 6:47; John 12:47-48, 14:24, b) John 15:7.
That’s what happened this morning! I have been asking more and more how to more consistently experience this meno connection to Jesus, not just have gnosis informational-knowledge about it from key verses like this from John 15:1-10, “I am the True Vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. . . 4 [I strongly urge you to] definitely/wholly meno abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it presently/ongoingly meno abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you presently/ongoing meno abide in Me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever routingly meno abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can absolutely-in-fact-NOT do a thing. . . .7 If you definitely/wholly meno abide in Me, and My directly-spoken rhema words definitely/wholly meno abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and/consequently you definitively/wholly are ginomai come-into-being-with-birth-as My disciples. 9 As the Father has unconditionally-loved Me, so have I unconditionally-loved you. [I strongly urge you to] definitely/wholly meno abide in Me – in My unconditional-love.” You could live your entire Christian life from these 10 verses without the need for anything else!
So I aiteo asked, asked, asked and akouo listened, listened, listened to the phone Voice of Jesus answer, answer, answer! The Lord recently showed me that as with all true Christians that have received the Spirit of God when coming ‘resurrecting’ out of the water of water-baptism, thus being Spirit-baptized, that Christ is surely meno connected to us and will never leave or forsake us (a) and so “nothing will be able to separate us from the unconditional-love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (b). “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways than can be observed” (c) and “He is actually not far from each one of us, for IN HIM we live and move and have our being” (d). He is not far away, just in heaven seated at the right-hand of the Father, but dwells within Christians by His Holy Spirit (e). This is basic Christian theology so I already knew this in my head! <Notes> a) Hebrews 13:5, b) Romans 8:39, c) Luke 17:21, d) Acts 17:27-28, e) James 4:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16.
But God sunesis ‘connected-the-dots’ for me to understand/know” these verses by tying them to a recent vision about an umbilical cord I was made to stare at, then follow back from myself to the Holy Spirit, my real Mother-God.
Proverbs 2:2-5 says: “Make your ear attentive to Sophia (feminine) Wisdom . . . your heart to Sunesis (feminine) Understanding . . . If you cry out for Sophia Wisdom and lift up your voice for Sunesis Understanding . . . If you baqash/zeteo diligently seek (a) HER (autos is feminine) like silver and/coupled chaphas/exereuneo diligently search out (b) HER (autos is feminine) like hidden treasure, THEN you will actually suniemi ‘connect-the-dots’ to understand the fear (c) of the Lord and/coupled continually-in-process (d) find/obtain/perceive/discover the genuine, experiential, relational da’ath/epignosis knowledge of God” – see also Proverbs 8:1. The Hebrew word ruach for the Spirit everywhere in the OT is also feminine. It’s no coincidence that She is called “the Spirit of Sophia Wisdom and Sunesis Understanding” (e), and it’s no coincidence that the 4 God-dreams I’ve had with the Holy Spirit in it She was a Queen, “God, the Mother” not ‘the mother of God’ Mary as the Catholics believe! <Notes> a) Hebrew baqash: seek to find, secure, seek the face/person/audience of, desire/demand, require/exact, ask/request; Greek zeteo: searching diligently in order to find, investigate, desire/crave, aim/strive after, b) Hebrew chaphas in the Qal form: search for, think-out/devise, search/test; Greek exereuneo: search wholly out from, carefully search out with all diligence in an investigative, examining manner of the facts, c) Hebraism: reverential, worshipful awe and respect of, d) imperfect tense, e) Isaiah 11:2; Colossians 1:9.
Yes, “Spirit” in Hebrew ruach is feminine, and in at least 4 God-dreams – see The Preacher & Queen that saves America and 2-17-2020 Cheerleader to follow and 12-15-2020 Queen at a diplomatic function, the Spirit is always a woman, a Queen, even joyful “The Ancient of Days, full of worshipful adoration of the Father, despite all my linguistic training that pneuma in Greek is neuter, yet should not be viewed impersonally as an “it” like the “Force” of Star Wars or a “Ghost” but then is often given masculine pronouns – there seems to be early confusion in the Greek writings! But I know the Greek translation came LONG after the Hebrew text! And I must remember that God says: “Let us make man in OUR image after OUR likeness . . . So God [the Father] created [singular] man (Adam) in His own image; So in the image of God He created [plural] them – male and female He created [singular] him (Adam)” (a). And we know that Eve was created out-from Adam! Clearly the Triune Godhead contained male and female beings, but since we know that Jesus and the Father are clearly defined as males, that leaves a Women whom Eve was patterned after! Nevertheless, I don’t think this is a ‘make or break’ pivotal doctrine one way or the other! <Notes> a) Genesis 1:26-27.
The Lord clearly showed me that as a Christian I was NOT separate from the Holy Spirit, or that It was a masculine Him to always be seeking in order to meno ‘connect to’ as I had been doing, despite my feelings of separation, but that The Truth was that I was actually STILL intimately meno connected to my Heavenly Mother from my “New Creation born-from-above birth” (a) experience on September 28, 1980 as I rose from the waters of my water-baptism. The Father is by name/authority the author/source of every patria authorhood/fatherhood in heaven and on earth (b). Every family there and here is patterned after the Godhead! What children ever came from a family that never had a father and a mother? Eve was distinctly created in the image of God, just as Adam was – Eve from Adam, just as the Spirit is from the Father, because only the Son is the “only begotten” (c). Thus the Spirit cannot be the Father’s Daughter especially since I never saw the Spirit in my 4 encounters as such! <Notes> a) 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15 John 3:3, 7; 1 Peter 1:3, 23, b) Ephesians 3:16, c) John 1:14, 18, 3:16, 18; Luke 7:12, 1 John 4:9, cf. Hebrews 11:17.
In previous visions I ‘longed for’ reaching Jesus and in one dream on 2-4-2020 I caught up with Him in my boat as He was leaving the harbor and world behind. As soon as I stepped into His boat next to Him, the Holy Spirit immediately appeared close-beside Him and I was immediately filled with enormous joy! I have experienced this often as one of the chief effects/flavors of the singular fruit/nature of the Holy Spirit that is Unconditional-Love (a) – see Spirit-Baptism – BT1. But now I really know why “this comes from the Lord [Jesus] who presently/ongoingly IS-defined-as/exists-as the Spirit” (b) and why the phrases “the Spirit of/belonging-to Christ” (c), “the Spirit of/belonging-to the Lord” (d), or “the Spirit of Jesus” (e), and “the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (f) are often used. She comes from the Father who is IN Christ (g). <Notes> a) Galatians 5:22, b) 2 Corinthians 3:18, c) Romans 8:9; 1 Peter 1:11, d) Acts 5:9, 8:39; 2 Corinthians 3:17, e) Acts 16:7, f) Philippians 1:19, g) John 10:38, 14:10-11.
I remember a dream I had once of people in front of an anointed, prophetic band warming up spontaneously by the Spirit in the park. When they got close, they were surrounded by the Unconditional-Love of the Lord as if sandwiched between 2 hot waffles from the toaster, and these people just melted like butter unto salvation as they were each akouo hearing-to-understanding/know the directly-spoken rhema words of the Lord – but it was only music being translated by the Lord, like tongues (a). Now I understood that one ‘waffle’ was Jesus and the other the Holy Spirit – these people didn’t have a chance! “Irresistible grace” as John Calvin termed it! <Notes> a) 1 Corinthians 12:10, 30, 14:5, 13, 26-27.
In a previous vision this week, Jesus was cooking a great soup in the kitchen of His family restaurant. Because I never saw the rest of His family, I asked where they were. Jesus said He knew how to cook so well from the Father’s recipes and the loving-care of His Mother who both lived within Him. He kept smiling as He was eager to have to me taste His soup as He made changes to it – the next day He told me His recipe and the exact time for cooking the components, and got out of bed starving! Every bite was pure comfort food and I was overwhelmed with joy. I asked how food could have such a profound effect on me? He said you are ‘tasting’ my Mother’s work, the Spirit of joy. I was shown that SHE was the “soft comforter” that we lied against when as little children we cried out for food, SHE satisfied us completely, and we fell asleep on HER. Even now Peter says we are to “epipotheo ‘desire, crave, yearn, strain, long affectionately upon what will satisfyingly fit’ the adolos ‘pure, unadulterated, guileless, without fraud, trickery, deceit, craftiness, or mixed-motives’ logikos ‘logical, rational, reasonable’ (a) gala ‘milk that is easily digestible’ (b) as newborn children-in-arms” (c). As you can see from the notes below that many have tried us to keep us from the truth that ONLY SHE can satisfy us! The Lord told me not to settle for ‘scraps on the floor’ but to go through the kitchen doors to Him to eat real gourmet food, and be enormously ‘comforted’ with every bite by the Holy Spirit. And boy, did I feel it!
<Notes> a) logikos: This is NOT the word pneumatikos “Spiritual” or “Spirit-kind-of” as too many bibles translate here and in Romans 12:2 where it is only used! It simply means “logical, rational, reasonable.” Paul in Romans 12:2 argues that “offering our bodies as living sacrifices” is NOW under the completely-different-in-kind New Covenant the ‘logical’ form of liturgical worship-service of God as His priests instead of offering sacrifices of other animals as the temple priests did. Likewise 1 Peter 1:23-2:3, Peter argues that it is “logical, rational, reasonable” for Christians who were anagennao ‘born from above’ ek out-from ‘non-human, non-fleshly, immortal [singular] spora seed’ dia thru-the-realizing-channel-of [singular] zoa genuinely-Living Logos of God . . . to crave ‘the pure milk’ like newborn-babies.” Like Paul, logikos is an adjective, not describing our “liturgical worship-service to God” but here of the “pure milk which we are to crave like newborn-babies.” Logikos is the adjective of Logos, so Peter is definitely tying the two together, thus the ‘pure milk’ is the “Living Logos of God.” However, contrary to the false teaching of so many pastors, this is absolutely NOT a reference to a bible that came 300 years later that is now 2000 years old, but to Jesus Christ who ‘presently/ongoingly is zoa genuinely-Living – see Logos Word of God – BT3. In fact, 1 Peter 1:25 is defining this “Genuinely-Living Logos communicated-message of God” as coming by “the directly-spoken rhema word of the Lord is presently/ongoingly meno abiding/living eis toward-and-reaching the age (thus forever). NOW this is the directly-spoken rhema word we have been euaggelizo ‘preaching/proclaiming as great news’ to you.” There are no gramma writings to read, analyze, study, meditate on, debate, or teach as the scribes & Pharisees did with the OT. This is Christ’s right-NOW, directly-spoken rhema words THROUGH His apostles, prophets, and evangelists – see Logos Word of God – BT1 and Prophetic-Rhema page. After all, it was Jesus who said “My rhema words that I have spoken to you are [singular] Spirit and/coupled [singular] zoe genuine-life” and contrasted this to everything the Jews had and were doing as “the flesh that is absolutely-in-fact-NO advantageous-benefit at all” (John 6:63). John in 1 John 1:1 says that Jesus is “The logos message of zoe genuine-life” but Paul in Philippians 2:15-16 implies that Christ’s gospel logos message about Himself is also the “logos message of zoe genuine-life that we are to hold forth as children of God.” (cf. Acts 8:25, 15:7; Ephesians 1:17; Colossians 1:5). We also know from Paul in Galatians 3:16 (cf. Acts 3:25, Genesis 22:18) that [singular] ‘seed’ (he uses sperma for ‘sown-seed or offspring’) always refers to Jesus Christ. In summary, no matter how old we are in Christ, we should never stop epipotheo ‘desiring, craving, yearning, straining, and longing affectionately upon what will satisfyingly fit’ that is ONLY the adolos ‘pure, unadulterated, guileless, without fraud, trickery, deceit, craftiness, or mixed-motives’ milk as if still newborn-infants. Jesus repeatedly said we MUST be like these little children – see Least Among You. And what ‘milk’ is this? It is Jesus Christ and the gospel logos message about Himself who is The Truth we are to meno abide/live IN (John 8:31, 14:6; Galatians 2:5, 14; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5) and thus no lie that deceitful teachers, even Law-teachers were disseminating (1 John 2:20-27), because The Truth meno abides/lives IN us and will be with us forever” (2 John 1:2), a reference to the Spirit of Christ. We should never get ‘tired of the gospel as milk’ and want to ‘go onto solid food’ – as you can see from note ‘b’ below, that is false-teaching! We should want the Lord to help us experience everything possible of Christ and His gospel! It is the dunamis dynamite-like enabling-power of God for soteria salvation” (Romans 1:16), but we know from all the writings about soteria that this is NOT a 1-time event but a “walk of faith, from one step to another” (Romans 1:17) from our predestination to our calling to our water-baptism ‘washing’ justification and Spirit-baptism resurrected ‘born-from-above’ New Creation, the beginning of a life of sanctification-holiness, and finally to our glorification at His arrival (Romans 8:17, 30; 1 Corinthians 6:11, 15:52; 2 Thessalonians 1:10).
<Notes> b) Peter is definitely talking about the gala milk from Christ as a nursing mother. How can a “He” be a “She”? Remember that Jesus is representing the Godhead – all 3 are theos God, a title! Remember Jesus said in Matthew 23:37 “How often I would have gathered your children together as a hen gathers HER brood under HER wings, but you were NOT willing.” As a scholar Paul knew exactly that the “SHE and HER” of the feminine “sophia Wisdom and sunesis Understanding” throughout the OT that the incarnate Christ is endowed with (e.g., Proverbs 2:2-5, 8:1, Isaiah 10:13) is the “Spirit of Christ, Jesus Christ, and Lord” (Romans 8:9; 1 Peter 1:11; Philippians 1:19; Acts 5:9, 8:39; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18). Clearly, the Spirit is a SHE who lives in Christ as a HE, and they long to take care of us as little children, even nursing infants! They long for our dependency, the very definition of pistis trusting-relying-faith! And in my vision, the Lord clearly showed me that the Spirit is indeed the “God, the Mother” or “Our Heavenly Mother” the marriage-bound Wife of “God, the Father” or “Our Heavenly Father,” and Jesus is “God, the Son, the only-begotten Son, God of God, “the Son of God” who is Them, “the Heavenly Husband and Wife” that is “One God” just as in marriage we become “One flesh/man” (Genesis 2:24), of which all earthly families are patterned (Ephesians 3:15), and the reason marriage is so sacred to God and thus a focal point of NT writings (Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7; 1 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians 5:31) and the focus of Satan’s destructive plans (check out what BLM says about ‘the nuclear family’), even by using homosexuality (Romans 1:24-25)! With this in mind, you will be blown away with what the bible says about God’s “Wisdom and Understanding” – it’s not a thing like the world thinks it is! Paul uses gala literally to refer to “milk from sheep” in 1 Corinthians 9:7, and metamorphically uses gala in 1 Corinthians 3:2 of fleshly, not pneumatikos Spirit-kind-of food because they were themselves acting like nepios infants in Christ (though they bragged about being pneumatikos Spirit-kind-of people), which nepios refers to milk-feeding infants or little children that still require the gentleness of a nursing mother per 1 Thessalonians 2:7 and Hebrews 5:13. Paul was having to give them gala milk instead of solid food because they were [legitimately as new Christians] and still are not [as immature Christians] ready for the solid food. Too many Christians forget to read the rest of the letter to realize that Paul is NOT discounting the simplicity of the gospel message as if this was the ‘milk,’ but instead discounting the simplicity of the Messianic passages of their OT scripture that he and other Jewish-Christians used to katecheo catechize-teach Jews to become Christians – see Teach One Another – BT1. Similarly, Barnabas, Paul’s preaching companion and likely the author of the book of Hebrews writing with more classical Greek than Paul, uses gala milk and “solid food” in Hebrews 5:12-13 concerning these prophetic writings that only make up 2.6% of the OT – see Logos Word of God – BT6 . The “solid food” Paul and Barnabas speak of is NOT theology based on more bible-study, but the “practice of discernment of the Holy Spirit” – see New Covenant Ways – BT16, Least Among You – BT8. c) 1 Peter 2:2.
That’s why Jesus told me He said to “not-in-possibility work for food that perishes but for food that endures unto genuine-life forever, which the Son of Man will give to you” (a). He told me that I or anybody else was always welcome to come into the kitchen instead of sitting in the dining room waiting to be served by the servants going in and out of the door. This is where we could watch Him cook, chat, and eat our food there while in His company. In fact, there was a long table to His right and plenty of tables to sit on that surround Him – the same was true in His earthly ministry. Close-near Him is where we could feel zoe genuine-life! Up until then I had been ‘picking up scraps of the floor’ that had fallen from the servers. I found the Cook after following the trail of food through the kitchen doors! He was telling me that when you have “the real thing,” the pleasures of this world are but “scraps on the floor” and become dissatisfying. After those bites of His food, I wholeheartedly agreed! This reminds a God-dream on 12-30-2020 where Jesus is a Referee named “Compared” where God showed me that everything is inferior compared to Christ. <Notes> a) John 6:27.
When I asked more about how each bite of the Father’s, Mother’s, and Son’s cooking in The Family of God could immediately give me so much joy of the Spirit, that is when I saw the umbilical cord showing me meno connection to my Mother and thus to the Father and the Son! But this morning, the Lord showed me how SHORT the cord was! Then the Lord reminded me of my first Spirit-Baptism – BT1 in 1983 that knocked me on my butt with enormous electric-power and overwhelming Unconditonal-Love followed by joy and then restful-peace. However, because of the poor education about the Spirit in the Church of Christ, I had no idea WHO it was – that took another Spirit-baptism in 1985 as I was using my concordance to look up every verse on the Spirit. Afterwards in 1983 I remember walking across campus one hot afternoon, girls laying everywhere with hardly anything on, thinking that I would get creamed by lust that usually occurred, but then I caught movement of light out of the corner of my right eye and suddenly I knew I was in the presence of Jesus. It startled me, knowing that I almost caught a glimpse of Him right close-beside me. All my desire for lust was immediately taken away and I realized the meaning of “the battle is the Lord’s” (a), and I was full of joy and then restful-peace. <Notes> a) 1 Samuel 17:47, 18:17; 2 Chronicles 20:15.
Then the Lord reminded me of many things I had studied about the Lord being close-beside me to teach and encourage me, the very meaning of the Greek Paraklete for the Holy Spirit Counselor and Helper who aside from Jesus was another Paraklete (a). When the disciples wondered how in the world they were going to be able to be righteous enough, Jesus declared: “With man this is actually presently/ongoingly impossible, but para close-beside God all things are possible” (b). This has nothing to do with getting what you need or want by ‘pushing God’s buttons’ as if He were a cosmic vending machine, but many people in the world and Church treat Him as such. No, this is about being in a para close-beside relational-fellowship with Him. This reminds me of a revelation on 11-6-2020 to “walk alongside God” to really know. <Notes> a) John 14:16, 26, 15:26, 16:7, b) Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27.
That’s why Jesus told me to not be satisfied with the ‘scraps of food on the floor’ but to come into the kitchen and spend time with Him. That’s where I would get the real comfort food and feel the joy and restful-satisfying-peace of the Holy Spirit. This reminds me of an incredible dream on 10-24-2020 about a Holy Christ as a Massive Rock Fortress , a follow-up dream on 10-27-2020, and another follow-up dream on 10-31-2020 where the Rock wall extended around the world left-to-right but also up to the throne of God. The only way to escape the sin of the world, flesh, and devil represented by the crashing waves of the ocean was to flee up the beach to this Rock, but there the waves would crush me against the Fortress’s sharp holiness. There was no place to hide or escape except into a close-by cave. Once through the bright sunny door, who was Christ, the deeper I went into the cave the safer I was and the more I experienced various Truths about Jesus. Here is where Jesus first told me what meinate en ego “abide in Me” (a) really meant to Him – “to BE in the middle of Him, to BE by the side of, and to BE with the company of Him.” It was such a revelation because Greek scholars always try to make you pick one of the “in/by/with” definitions of the dative case of the preposition en, but here Jesus made it clear that all 3 applied to Him! Once again, the scholars were wrong! This ‘going into’ Jesus also reminds me of a 6-26-2017 prayer revelation of how to effectively pray through a problem – “the only way out is IN – IN to Me and Me IN to you.” <Notes> a) John 15:4-7 from above.
Now today in my vision, the Lord showed me that the sharp Rock Wall of holiness wasn’t intended to hurt me. It only hurt me as I tried to climb up God’s holiness to escape the evil waves. I could find no clef to hide in enough nor ridge to rest on. That’s what happens with religious works-based righteousness so common religions and even churches – no rest for the weary! The Wall was actually designed to keep the evil ocean from getting inland to completely destroy the world. When the Holy Spirit Restrainer is taken away, that’s when the Antichrist is disclosed to the world and the Great Tribulation begins (a). The purpose of the Rock Wall for me was the cave as the place of refuge and safety, just as King David discovered (b), and the “way of escape from temptation” the Lord always provides (c). This reminds me of a vision on 3-22-2020 of a Fortress of Solitude for training and protection, sort of like Superman’s retreat. This is the place for “being still-quiet to yada/ginosko experientially, relationally know that I AM [plural] elohim God” (d). Unless we stop moving and talking, it won’t be easy for the zoe genuine-life of Jesus, the Massive Head, to meno connect and transfer to us, as my 6-4-2016 God-dream showed me. <Notes> a) 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8, b) Psalms 18:2, 31:2, 46:1, 59:16, 71:3, 91:2, 144:2, c) 1 Corinthians 10:13, d) Psalms 46:10.
When I asked why Jesus was always smiling as He cooked, He said that He loved cooking the Family’s recipes and serving it to others. Here the owner of the restaurant was the Cook! When I asked how I could help and made suggestions, He said I could help carry the food out with others to the dining room. This reminds me of a dream on 12-17-2019 about being called to live like Jesus by loving and forgiving others.
Then the Lord showed me the boat again and the appearance of the Spirit when I stepped into it. As soon as I did a crystal glass appeared with red wine in it and He said that it was time to celebrate with joy, and immediately I was in joy. I asked how this could be? He said, “Didn’t I say this Wine is my blood of the New Covenant and the New Wine (a) of the Holy Spirit that could not be put in the old wineskins of the Law” (b) – see New Covenant Way – BT7. <Notes> a) Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37-38, b) Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37.
Interestingly, the Greek word for “New” in both cases is kainos, which means “completely different in kind, unprecedented, unique, sharing absolutely nothing with what came before it, and finally superior” – in the OT the Hebrew word is chadash meaning the same. It has nothing to do with being “younger or newer in time,” which are other Greek & Hebrew words – see New Covenant Ways. Then the Lord showed me something I had never seen in all my study of Ephesians 3:19 and 5:18 about “being definitively/wholly pleroo filled-to-completion WITH [the content of] ALL the pleroma abundant-fullness of God . . . and in-possibility-NOT presently/ongoingly becoming drunk by the means of wine in/by/with which is debauchery, but-instead presently/ongoingly becoming pleroo filled-to-completion by the means of [singular] Spirit.” Clearly Paul is urging Christians to no longer get ‘filled-up’ WITH the ‘wild life’ by the means of wine – I knew years of that wild, partying life in bars which indeed opens the doors for all kind of sin. Instead Paul strongly urges Christians to routinely get “filled-up WITH God by the means of the Holy Spirit.” Cleary, Spirit-Baptism is NOT a one-time event as so many Pentecostal treat it! Then He showed me that a bar’s wine is the “old wine” of the flesh, just as the rules of the OT were (a), which is like those ‘scraps of food on the floor’ – it simply doesn’t satisfy. The completely-different-in-kind kainos “New Wine” is the the blood of the New Covenant and His Holy Spirit. This reminded me of a dream on 6-26-2017 where the Lord told me I had to choose between drinking “spirits sold here” in the bar or His Holy Spirit. <Notes> a) Romans 7:5; Galatians 3:2-3, 4:9; John 6:63.
Then the Lord showed me the Last Supper where He took “old wine” and now said it was “my blood of the Covenant . . . for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of THIS [singular] fruit of the [singular] Vine until the day when I drink it kainos completely-different-in-kind Newly meta ‘with, but implying a resultant change afterward, like metamorphosis’ you in my Fathers’ kingdom” (a). Now I was always taught that this would be in heaven or maybe in the Millennial kingdom. But Jesus told me this was on Pentecost when the “New Wine” of the Holy Spirit was given to His disciples and the Church Age began. Is it any wonder that Jews who did not understand the supernatural tongues mocked them saying, “They are mestoo filled-full-with gleukos ‘highly-inebriating, fresh-juice, sweet, newly fermented wine’ ” (b)? They thought they were “drunk by the means of wine” but actually they were drunk by the means of the “New Wine” of the Holy Spirit. That’s what I want! <Notes> a) Matthew 26:28-29, b) Acts 2:13.
The coming of the Holy Spirit was the kingdom of God coming for the beginning of the Church, just as Acts chapter 2 on clearly portrays. Jesus was indeed drinking WITH them in His Kingdom! Jesus is the True Vine (a) and the [singular] fruit of that Vine is the Holy Spirit. To quiet their fears before Christ’s departure He said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you . . . I am going away, but I will come to you . . . because I live, you also will live” (b), but He said this right after saying “the Father will give you another Paraklete close-beside Helper to be with you forever, that is The Spirit of The Truth . . . You already know Him for He dwells para close-beside-with you (as Jesus) and/moreover will be IN you” (c). <Notes> a) John 15:1, 5, b) John 14:18-19, 28, c) John 14:16-17, 26.
After this vision, I wonder if I ever will look at a glass of wine quite the same, but now maybe instead as so many “scraps of food on the floor.” Once again the Lord has helped me to see that so much of what we believe, and thus feel, doesn’t come from Him but the traditions of men who mistranslate and also misinterpret biblical writings – see Bible Info. However, now I can know for sure that He is ‘close-beside’ and in fact ‘IN me.’ I no longer have to grope in the dark, seeking and searching for someone I already have – all those verses simply don’t apply to people “IN Christ!” The “deceiver of the whole world and father of lies” (a) Satan had me applying bible verses to me that were only meant for natural, “in the flesh” people of the unsaved world who are definitely NOT meno connected to Christ. Paul had to drill this fact into Christians also: “You are absolutely-in-fact-NOT by-the-means-of [singular] flesh but-instead by-the-means-of [singular] Spirit, [because] indeed [singular] Spirit of God presently/ongoing dwells in you, for if anyone does absolutely-in-fact-NOT echo hold-to-have [singular] Spirit of/belonging-to Christ [then] he absolutely-in-fact-NOT presently/ongoingly IS-defined-as/exists-as of/belonging-to Him” (b). <Notes> a) John 8:44; Revelation 12:9, b) Romans 8:9.
Furthermore, anytime I want to epiginosko experientially-know, that is to feel, The Truth as the glorious presence of the Holy Spirit in Christ, all I have to do is spend some koinonia intimate fellowship with Christ ‘in His kitchen’ chatting, watching, listening, and eating some of His great cooking from His Dad & Mom’s recipes – this is really the experience of proseuche conversational-prayer. It’s so simple that little children and the other Least Among You can easily do this – Christ’s burden is that easy! Then I will be “filled-up with the abundant-fullness of God by the means of the Holy Spirit” as Paul promised in Ephesians 3:19 and 5:18, instead of “being drunk by the means of wine” or for that matter eating any other ‘scraps off the floor.’
I can still “long, yearn, earnestly desire, crave, or lust for, etc.” for the Lord as persistently, “routinely aiteo asking-to-receive and routinely zeteo searching-to-find” (a) have in their definitions as part of the Lord’s Prayer Model, but that ‘longing for’ doesn’t have length, because the umbilical cord is so short that the Lord is “close-beside” and “IN me.” The kingdom has eggizo “drawn extremely close-beside-near” (b) or eggus “nearest” (c) because the King has arrived for Christians and reigns by the enabling-power of His Spirit! <Notes> a) Matthew 7:7-8; Luke 11:9-10, b) Matthew 3:2, 4:17, 10:7; Mark 1:15; Luke 10:9-11, c) Luke 21:31.
What is now correct to “long . . . lust for” is more of the genuine, experiential, relational epignosis knowledge of the Lord, which Jesus made clear was acquired simply by being para close-beside or meta transformationally-with Him “while He is cooking.” It’s the koinonia intimate fellowship that will make the difference, and this happens in proseuche conversational-prayer. This is what brings the “Wall of the world, the flesh, and the devil” down that blocks our experience of the Lord per a vision way back in 6-14-17 – not just “speaking to the mountain to be thrown in the sea, in the name/authority of Jesus” (a). The Lord also just showed me the crumbling Wall that I had built around my broken-heart from my childhood abandonment, rejection, and loneliness. His whole reason for Christ’s coming was to “set the captives [behind their walls] free and to heal the broken-hearted by binding up their wounds” (b). Again He told me to speak it down in His name/authority, so I did, and now I can have trusting-relying-faith that even that ‘block’ is gone from feeling His unconditional-love. The place of kononia fellowship is NOW where I can ‘pull the covers’ of the Holy Spirit Paraklete Comforter over me like “Robes of Righteousness” as He showed me once in a vision. This “GOing to GOd in prayer” is the “DO” that God asks of us, but in reverse as “OD,” so that together it brings us to the “GOOD” of God – what a revelation on 12-14-2020 that was! This place of “peaceful-rest” is where nature sings with joy, per a revelation in 6-12-17. <Notes> a) Matthew 17:20, 21:21; Mark 11:23, b) Luke 4:18; Ephesian 4:8; Psalms 146:7-8, 147:3.
Today the Lord told me that’s what He meant about the invitation of “[I strongly urge you to] deute come-near-NOW pros toward-reaching Me, all who actually, presently kopiao exhausted-from-working and/coupled are already [with ongoing effects] phortizo weighted-down-from-being-overloaded, and/consequently I shall actually give you rest. [I strongly urge you to] take My zugos yoke upon you and/coupled manthano ‘learn the facts through experiential, reflective knowledge’ from Me for I am gentle and/coupled lowly in heart, and/thus you will find rest for you souls, for My zugos yoke is chrestos easy-to-do and/coupled My burden is elaphros ‘feather or cloud-light’ to carry.”
I had already known that a zugos yoke was a “harness that connects inexperienced animals with experienced animals for training purposes, as with a disciple/student to a rabbi/teacher.” In context, this is unlike any other Jewish rabbi who were just bible-students who completely misunderstood the point of the OT scripture to simply testify/bear witness of Jesus as the Messiah so that they would erchomai come-from-one-place-to-another pros towards-and-interacting-with Him for zoe genuine-life everlasting, but these bible-students refused to do this (a). In context, the “working and weighting-down” is not physical labor, but the heavy burden and curse of the Law, following so many rules in order to be right with God – 613 will take your breath away unto death, even calling it “The Law of sin and death” (b). <Notes> a) John 5:37-40, b) Galatians 3:10; Romans 8:2; 1 Corinthians 15:56.
Jesus is the Sabbath Rest from our works of righteousness for all those having trusting-relying-faith in Him (a). Jesus is NOT like any other ‘all-talk, no walk’ teacher – you learn directly from Him, not by listening to long and boring rabbinical lectures, discourses from bible-scholars with lots of hard-to-do rules, but by being koinonia intimately yoked or meno connected to Him. This harness is perfect-fitting, so there’s no chaffing sores! It’s not a long, heavy bar like you see in some carriages but “a short umbilical cord” and “light as a feather.” How can this be? Because being meno connected to a ‘walking the talk’ Master makes all the “doing” easy! He just pulls you along until you are in step with Him as you walk (b). Stay in intimate fellowship and “the battle is the Lord’s,” just as He showed me. There Christ teaches us by His Holy Spirit (c) so that we have need of no other teacher (d), just as He showed in in a 8-5-2016 dream. <Notes> a) Hebrews 4:1-11; Roman 4:5-6; Titus 3:5, b) Galatians 5:16, 25, c) Luke 12:12; John 14:26, 16:13, d) Matthew 23:8; 1 John 1:20, 27.