DISCERNMENT IS GOLD!!!

Discernment

A life based in the truth in love requires us to mature. “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ” (Ephesians 4:15 NASB). This is a place that we exercise our spiritual senses to discern both good and evil: “For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant; But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:13-14 NASB).

“Discerning of spirits” is one of the spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:10, which I believe is one of the most needed spiritual gifts in these end days.

When I first started to learn about spiritual discernment, I “felt bad” because I felt I was being critical and judgmental of the people or situations that I was discerning. The Lord told me to pray for the person(s) or situation I was discerning in order to keep myself from being judgmental and critical. It works!

A dear friend, Sara Robbins, pointed out that “many do not understand the importance of discerning good and evil. I think a lot of people don’t lean into it due to misunderstanding of “judging.” There’s a certain amount of judgment one must make in using discernment. It is very important to use discernment, but the discernment MUST be out of His love and wisdom, instead of fear.”

Can I hear a big AMEN?! All godly discernment is definitely based out of His love, wisdom, understanding, counsel, et cetera.

Another dear friend, Suzanne Bridges, shared: “I feel as time continues, it is of most urgency that we operate in discerning of spirits (plural). This can be a great blessing and strong protection.”  Then she shared an incredible example. “I remember years ago being at a conference where Bobby Connor was speaking. He spoke on the need for discernment in the Body of Christ. He shared an experience that I’ve never forgotten. He’d been asked to come and speak into a church that was going through all kinds of issues. The congregation, in an effort to determine the place of “access,” increased intercession throughout the week. To their frustration, just as it seemed they’d advance, something would create whiplash in the midst of “freak” events (financially, relationally, etc). Bobby asked to attend one of the intercession meetings. The prayer leader began praying in the spirit with the others. In just a few minutes, Bobby shut the meeting down, and chastised the pastor and leadership for not operating in discernment and protecting the sheep. He informed them that the prayer leader was speaking in a wrong spirit and casting spells; he discerned she was indeed a witch. She left; he led them in repentance. The church contacted him later, and shared that there had been a complete turn-around for the good. They started interceding as a congregation for the discerning of spirits. Holy Spirit taught me to pray for discernment to be married to wisdom and understanding. This helped me considerably. Discernment can be overwhelming when first started… so much info. However, wisdom provides an action (if needed or not); and understanding explains. Often times, understanding will stop fear in its track.”

Discernment is gold!!! Remember, when we discern both good and evil, we are simply recognizing or perceiving something, which is not participation. In order to abhor what is evil and cling to what is good (Rom. 12:9), we have to be able to distinguish between the two. We don’t dwell on the evil, but rightly judge something’s essence (in truth and love) in order to not be in agreement with darkness or evil; and thus, keep ourselves from being deceived.

Never lay down your discernment. Be of noble character and check out the veracity of what’s being taught via His Spirit and His Truth (the Word of God).

One last thing that I’d like to mention about discernment is I see a lot is people seem to lay down their own discernment when it comes to leaders. I encourage you to especially discern leaders, especially discern “big names.” You and I are personally accountable for what we allow into our life. Blinding trusting anyone is not wise. Among us are wolves in sheep clothing: “Beware of false prophets [teachers], who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:15-16a NKJV Addition mine).

 

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

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The Wisdom given to the human High Priest to transform into an angel (angelic priest or cherubic priest) was in the spiced anointing oil. The prophet Isaiah described this oil as the gift of the Spirit, which was a unique mind-transforming experience. The High Priest received the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Knowledge, and the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2). These seven indwelled Yeshua’s (Jesus’) soul when He walked the earth. These seven causes the mind of Christ to manifest in God’s sons. These seven are the governor and tutors appointed by the Father to bring the sons of the Living God into a place of maturity (Galatians 4:2). According to the Septuagint (LXX), the anointed one returned from the Holy of Holies as the Angel of Great Counsel (Isaiah 9:6).

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HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 2 – BAPTISM OF FIRE

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One of the DEEP RED mysteries of God’s Kingdom being revealed in our day has to do with the BAPTISM OF FIRE, which will refine His Bride into a pure and spotless state. When we discuss RIGHTEOUSNESS, many times we will be jumping back and forth from the Messiah’s Bride – who is made ready by being clothed in righteousness – to the Order of Melchizedek, which personifies the King of Righteousness and Peace.

Yesterday, we discussed that the Melchizedek birds of a feather that are now flocking together only glory in the cross of Yeshua Ha Machiach (Jesus Christ). The cross was Yeshua’s third and final baptism – His Baptism of Fire (Matthew 3:11).

Please bear with me as I lay a little ground work. Divine series of three in Scripture are keys for the hour that we live in. When you see three items listed in your Bible, sit up and take notice. Biblical threes list things from easiest to hardest; but more importantly, they reveal the way of life that propels us toward maturity. I prefer to use the phrase “move onto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1) to the word “maturity.” Divine threes are typically progressive in nature with one building on what was previously gained or attained. Usually these steps that move us unto perfection also overlap (where God can be working on two or three different levels within us at the same time, since parts of any one of us can be more mature than others). Yeshua’s three baptisms articulated in Matthew 3:11 is a good example. Being baptized by water is easier, and usually precedes, being baptized by the Holy Spirit, which is definitely easier than being baptized by fire by going to a cross.

Mark 9:49 NKJV says: “For everyone will be seasoned with fire.” Everyone? Everyone. Each person who desires to be part of the Order of Melchizedek and the Bride of the Messiah must walk where He walked, even to the utmost crucifixion of our flesh.

I sought the Lord for years asking Him: How is a person clothed in righteousness as Your Bride? As I was studying the word “throne” in Scripture a couple years ago, Jeremiah 33:18 struck me like a bolt of lightning. He showed me that the way of being enthroned or clothed in righteousness was progressive crucifixion steps, which are the spiritual sacrifices still required of God’s Holy Priesthood (1 Peter 2:5). This is the process by which we will actually hit the Father’s bull’s eye of righteousness.

The moving unto perfection crucifixion process outlined in Jeremiah 33:18 will completely circumcise our carnal nature. Remember our Savior needs our permission to crucify our sin nature. Once we have endure the cross and our flesh has been mortified, Yeshua purges one’s soul with fire to at last make our soul His permanent dwelling place. Hebrews 10:39 says it like this “have faith to the possessing of the soul.”

Behold, an awesome treasure of the DEEP RED mystery of His Kingdom: Crucified (mature) sons will return to their primordial position:

[1] Body – Clothed in righteousness.

[2] Soul – Completely filled with the “shekinah” glory of God where it’s the permanent Dwelling Place of God (NOTE: “shekinah” in Hebrew means “to dwell”).

[3] Spirit – Continually in constant communion with their Creator.

Once a soul endures the cross to the point of purification – the All-Consuming Fire purging – he or she is clothed or enthroned in righteousness. Stay tuned. Tomorrow, we will begin to go into the steps for the Bride’s Baptism of Fire outlined in Jeremiah 33:18.

References: Psa. 16:11; Jer. 33:18; Matt. 3:11; 16:24; Mark 9:49; John 14:6; 1 Pet. 2:5; Heb. 6:1; 7:2; 10:39; Rev. 19:7-8.

~Robin Main

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Kingdom Key for Melchizedek’s Appearing – Part 3.1 –Righteousness

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Righteousness and justice are the foundation as well as the habitation of God’s throne; therefore, any establishment of God’s Government (i.e. His Kingdom) on earth will include these two elements. I’ve been hearing people quote Matthew 6:33 quite a bit lately: “But seek first the kingdom of God … and all these things shall be added to you,” except many times there’s something missing. The verse tells us to seek first the Kingdom of God AND His righteousness. Of all the things that could have been conjoined with seeking first God’s Kingdom, it is vital to understand that righteousness was chosen.

Let’s explore this essential element of the Kingdom of God that will remain (cannot be shaken). Please note that when one studies RIGHTEOUSNESS, it appears to be a mystery so vast and deep that it seems to go on forever. Due to “righteousness” being connected to the Eternal One and His throne, I bet it does.

Heads up! We are going to camp here for a while to receive some basic (often missing) ingredients for what it means to be called of God after the Order of Melchizedek – the King of Righteousness. Not only is righteousness a kingdom key for Melchizedek’s appearing, but wise virgins are being clothed in the bridal garment of righteousness as well.

Righteousness is about faith motivating us to do the right thing. It is not about activity, but a State of Being. Yet without the evidence of the deeds done out of the overflow of our purified hearts, righteousness does not exist. “Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right” (Proverbs 20:11 NKJV). Romans 6 shows us that our loving, spirit-led obedience leads to righteousness, which leads to holiness.

One can think of the progressive steps of faith required to attain righteousness as: [1] faith in God [2] faith through God [3] faith of God. Faith in God or faith towards God is simply an elementary teaching of the Messiah. Devout hearts are called to move unto perfection (maturity). Please consider that it’s the “Word of Righteousness” spoken of in Hebrews 5:13 that reveals the way of “moving unto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1).

The Word of Faith is merely the initial door that we go through for salvation, which enables us to see God’s Kingdom: “He saved us not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior” (Titus 3:5 NASB). Scripturally, it speaks of two more gateways that will not only allow believers to enter His Kingdom, but inherit it as well.

The reason that we know that righteousness is a State of Being is because the primitive root for the Hebrew word for righteousness ”tsadaq” literally means TO BE. Tomorrow, we will see how righteousness is even part of the protoplasm of the universe that aligns with life. For now, put a marker in your thinking cap to note that RIGHTEOUSNESS is NOT about salvation. It’s about maturity, eternal rewards and the essence of life.

“RIGHTEOUSNESS”

STRONG’s OT:6664 tsedeq (pronounced tseh’-dek) from OT:6663 the right (naturally, morally or legally); also (abstractly) equity :- x even, (x that which is altogether) just (-ice), right (-eous), (cause, -ly, -ness).

CAUSE: [1] a reason for action or condition: MOTIVE; [2] an agent that brings something about; [3] ground of legal action.

STRONG’s OT:6663 tsadaq (pronounced tsaw-dak’) * a primitive root * TO BE (causitively make) right (in a moral or forensic [suitable for courts of justice] sense) :- cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just (-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be, turn to) righteous (-ness).

References: Psa. 89:14; 97:2; Prov. 20:11; Isa. 9:7; Matt. 19:29; 25:34-40; John 3:3,5; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 15:50; Rom. 6:16,19; Gal. 5:19-21; Titus 3:5; Heb. 6:1-2; 12:25-29; Rev. 21:7-9.

~ Robin Main

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Copyright November 12, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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His Divine Building Plan in the Dispensation of the Fullness of Time – 2 of 3

— Becoming a Burnt Offering —

We previously discussed that in the fresh dispensation that has dawned in our day, the Lord our God is causing us to want to be just like Jesus (Yeshua) so we can all be made ONE. Devout hearts everywhere divinely desire to walk in the same manner as Jesus did (1 John 2:6), including following Him in being baptized with water, the Holy Spirit and fire (Matt 3:11).

Divine series of three and seven in Scripture are keys for the hour that we live in. We will focus on the series of three in the Bible. When you see three items listed, sit up and take notice. Biblical threes list things from easiest to hardest; but more importantly, they reveal the way of life that propels us toward maturity (Psalms 16:11; John 14:6). I prefer to use the phrase “move onto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1) to the word “maturity.” Divine threes are typically progressive in nature with one building on what was previously gained or attained. Usually these steps that move us unto perfection also overlap where God can be working on two or three different levels within us at the same time, since parts of any one of us can be more mature than others. Yeshua’s three baptisms articulated in Matthew 3:11 is a good example. Being baptized by water is easier, and usually precedes, being baptized by the Holy Ghost, which is definitely easier than being baptized by fire by going to a cross.

Let’s immediately discuss exceptions for this rule. Take Cornelius for instance, the Holy Spirit fell on him and his household as Peter spoke to them prior to them being baptized with water (Acts 10:44-48). Let’s just keep open to the fact that God is large and in charge and can do whatever He likes. Granted, the Peter-Cornelius event was an extraordinary precedent-setting moment for the new dispensation of the Fullness of Time (Gal 4:4-5) around two thousand years ago when Jesus was crucified for the sins of the world so the door of faith could be opened to the Gentiles. In the first century, the Jewish paradigm of preaching to all nations made a divine seismic shift to begin to accomplish the Great Commission. Today, another earth-shattering shift on how people relate to one another has already begun to take place, and like in the first century, believers will probably be astonished, surprised, uneasy, anxious, uncomfortable and possibly even perturbed about the changes God will require us to make. According to providence, the One New Man in the Messiah and His Bride will come forth.

Let’s review some examples of divine series of three, so we can see more clearly what I’m talking about:

[1]  You shall love the LORD your God with all your:  (1) heart,  (2) soul, and  (3) strength (Deuteronomy 6:5).

[2]  Abide these three, but the greatest of these is love:  (1) faith,  (2) hope, and  (3) love  (1 Corinthians 13:13).

[3]  May the God of peace sanctify you entirely, so you may be preserved complete without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:  (1) spirit,  (2) soul, and  (3) body  (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

[4]  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is:  (1) good,  (2) acceptable (or pleasing),  (3) perfect  (Romans 12:2).

[5]  You are a slave to the one you obey:  (1) obedience to His divine will,  (2) results in righteousness,  (3) which results in holiness  (Romans 6:16-19).

[6]  Baptism of:  (1) water,  (2) the Holy Spirit, and  (3) fire  (Matthew 3:11).

[7]  Another example of a divine series of three that’s not contained within one Bible verse, like Romans 6:16-19, but this time a person must have a greater understanding of the totality of Scripture:  (1) Baptized by water = See the Kingdom of God(John 3:3),  (2)        Baptized by the Holy Spirit = enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:5),  (3) Baptized by fire = inherit the Kingdom of God  (1 Corinthians15:50; Galatians 5:19-21).

[8]  The Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me:  (1) to offer burnt offerings,  (2) to burn grain offerings, and  (3) to prepare sacrifices continually (Jeremiah 33:18).

BECOMING A BURNT OFFERING

Since the Biblical pattern for each new dispensation is first a precious son volunteers to become a worshipful Burnt Offering before a new dwelling place for God is built, it will behoove us to look further into what does it mean for one to sacrificially offer oneself as a Burnt Offering as well as what does it mean to be a precious son. In this article, we will explore the Burnt Offering that the believers must go through to begin to their journey of moving unto perfection. Our next article will search out what it means to be a precious or mature son.

The first depiction of a fire offering in God’s Word is the picture of a Burnt Offering presented in Leviticus 1. It is the first step believers will have to pass through in their Baptism of Fire. (We will discuss later the other two steps required in our personal as well as corporate immersion in His Baptism of Fire, which will enable His Bride to be prepared by clothing her with righteousness (Rev 21:7-8). For now, please note that this is merely the first stride all believers must undergo to move from the believers’ portion to the sons’ portion to the bride’s portion.) Yeshua perfectly fulfilled the Leviticus 1 image on the cross, but always keep before you that devout hearts will walk in the same way with some divine adjustments in our Kingdom day.

When Jesus walked the earth, He was Jewish and His understanding of the Baptism of Fire, which He experienced at His crucifixion, came from the picture of Burnt Offering in the first five books of the Bible. It would behoove us Christians to start with the same foundation. They were the instructions of Moses on the priests, the altars, and the sacrificial system, which (by the way) is accurate according to the Messiah’s instructions:
“For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:46-47 NASB).

The Bible teaches that there’s no sacrifice for intentional sin that can be brought by man. However, the Bible also teaches us that, before the Law was given to Moses by the finger of God, if God brings a lamb for you, it will cover all your intentional sins and cause you to pass from death to life. It’s called the Lamb of God sacrifice and was foreshadowed via Abraham and Isaac on Mount Moriah. We need to understand that it’s because of the commandments about priests and sacrifices and altars that we can have any confidence that Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross is able to cover our sins before a Holy Living God. This is an important basic instruction to our faith.

The Spirit and the Bride says, “Come.” Come. Let’s dive deeper into the ancient Hebraic understanding of the Burnt Offering to mine the riches of our inheritance. The Hebraic root of the word offering means “coming near,” so any type of offering was, and is, meant to bring oneself closer to God. The Hebrew word for “burnt” is olah, which literally means going up. Therefore, it was understood when one sincerely offers themselves or anything dear to themselves to the Lord for the purpose of drawing close to God, they spiritually go up to meet with the God of grace personally (Heb 4:16). By the way, any Burnt Offering was given exclusively to the LORD, and is considered to be a pleasing fragrance to God.

The Burnt Offering is also called by another name – the Elevation Offering. As it names suggests, it raises one’s spiritual level. The Elevation Offering was brought by everyone who went up to Jerusalem for the three pilgrimage feasts of the Lord. These pilgrimage feasts are also called “feasts forever.”[1] The Hebrew prophets spoke that in the end times all the nations will be coming to Jerusalem – going up physically or spiritually – and they will take part in building the temple.

The Burnt Offering was considered to be superior to all others, because it was a voluntary sacrifice and it was offered in its entirety by fire. When a person brought his burnt offering to the priests, they were required to lay both of their hands on the animal’s head, and then, confess their sins or shortcomings. By the way, leaning with both hands on one’s sacrifice alludes to leaning on the Lord through loving Him with all your strength – the highest (kingdom) form of love. (Please refer to the “Here Comes the Bride” article).

Perhaps one of the most significant realities of the Burnt Offering is unveiled when you break down the three Hebrew letters for olah. The mystery revealed is: a true olah (Burnt Offering) is that which the Shepherd brings forth. It’s such an incredible picture, because if you were going to make a burnt offering, you’d have to go to the shepherd of the flock first to get your lamb, goat, bull, et cetera. Basically, you’d ask the shepherd, “Select the best one for me,” and he’d make the judgment as to what’s best for you.

In this Kingdom Day, the Great Shepherd of our souls (John 10:11) will guide us to the best path that each one of us needs to take to become just like Him. He will sit on His blazing throne (Daniel 7:9) and judge everything in our life – or – as Hebrews 12 states it: He will shake everything that is not of Him so only His Kingdom without and within you remains. Please note that the foundation and habitation of God’s throne is righteousness and justice (Psalms 9:7; 11:4; 45:6; 89:14; 97:2; Proverbs 25:5; 29:14). Therefore, for the heavenly-minded, His just judgments in our lives will really be sweeter than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb (Psalms 19:10). Press into the fact that His righteous assessments of our lives will also be more desirable than fine gold.

Let’s sum up some ancient ways that are still true today:

[1] God’s people, who are initiated into His royal priesthood, His holy  nation, through their genuine reception of the shed blood of the Lamb of God, receive forgiveness for their shortcomings once they sincerely confess their sin.

[2] We bypass animal sacrifices because Jesus Christ offered up the perfect sacrifice of His earthly body once for all (Hebrews 9:12).

[3] The ultimate spiritual principle behind the Burnt Offering, which will remain steadfast forever is: “Behold, I have come to do thy will” (Psalms 40:7-8; Hebrews 10:7).

[4] Yeshua became our Burnt Offering on the cross, and His Bride will be like Him for the purpose of the redemption of The Body (the death, burial and resurrection of a Body of Believers who make up the One New Man in Christ). This is an individual as well as a corporate work. It’s the great quickening happening now in our day.

[5] The fulfillment of the picture of the Burnt Offering in our fresh dispensation is the Baptism of Fire (i.e., crucified life; Galatians 2:20) that the mature sons of God must choose to voluntarily go through to be part of the Lamb’s pure and spotless Bride. Remember, we don’t get to choose what we will offer as a Burnt Offering. It’s  Yeshua – the Great Shepherd who’s in the midst of God’s Kingdom (Revelation 7:17) – who chooses for us what our Elevation Offering will be, so every member of His Bride can resonate at the exact same frequency as our heavenly Bridegroom – the Word of God. By the way, those souls that are not totally sold-out will be open to the greatest deception that this world has ever seen.

[6] Bridal lovers as well as mature sons of God must lay everything we have been taught and everything we have known on His altar (ourselves in our entirety); and then, by His Spirit and His Truth (2 Timothy 3:16) we must sift through every thing in order to recognize what practices and beliefs actually please God, and which do not.

  • “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12 NASB)
  • “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profits nothing : the words I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life” (John 6:63 KJV)
  • My soul cleaveth unto the dust : quicken thou me according to thy word” (Psalm 119:25 KJV).

~ Robin Main

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Copyright January 2012 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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[1] The three pilgrimage feasts of the Lord: Passover (Pesach), Pentecost (Shavuot) and Tabernacles (Sukkot).