Monday, January 23, 2012

Who Are You Part 1


WHO ARE YOU?
                                                     Part 1
                                          By Richard Spangler

     The question, “Who are you?” plagues many a person, including many Christian. Who you are is at the very core of your existence. Most people go through life thinking what they do is who they are. They themselves as a mailman, doctor, mother, father, minister and the list goes on. Those who think of themselves as only what they do have a crisis every time what they do changes. The man or women who spends a lifetime building their career and identity is wrapped up in that career have a major problems when they have to retire or are no longer have that career path available to them. So where do we go to find out who we are? Where do we go to “find ourselves”.

  The best place to find out who we are is God and the Bible. Who does God said you are? Let’s look and find out.
   The first thing we see is the servant according to Webster’s is: one that serves others <a public servant>; especially: one that performs duties about the person or home of a master or personal employer. Abram uses the first reference of servant in relationship to God. This now Abram saw himself in relationship to God.  In Genesis 18:3 (AMP) And said, My lord, if now I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant, I beg of you.

    A servant is one who goes and does what the master tells him to do. A servant does things whether they want to or not. They do what they are told. Their relationship with the master is to do or be punished. There may develop a love for their master (if he is a good person), but the relationship is overshadowed by having to please the master or be punished.  If the servant wants something from the master, he must beg for it and may have to extras for the master, who may or may not grant their request.
    This is true of many Christians, we see ourselves only as servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. We go and do as the Holy Spirit tells us. Many believers never get beyond the servant level of relationship with God. We limit ourselves to the servant, as did Abram. We try to please God into granting us His blessings. The servant attitude prevails: I have to pray more, fast more, read more, memorize more and do more to get God’s favor so He will bless us with finances, health, healing, deliverance and anything else we might ask.

This leads us down the road of legalism, of having to do to get. Unfortunately, this attitude and relationship with God has been taught, by many church leaders as “The Relationship with God” and in order to serve God we must serve them without question, as a good servant.
    I am not saying that a servant of the Lord does not love God because he or she does. But, the mentality of the servant position colors everything about our relationship with God. Notice that I said, “Servant position” for it is not who we are in Christ. It is what we do out of our love for God. God stated later in Genesis 18 that He saw Abram as more than a servant, and He sees us as much more than a servant, but more about that later.





©COPYRIGHT 2012 RICHARD SPANGLER







 



Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Time Of The Seer Anointing


  The Lord has been saying to me the phrase, “The time of the seer anointing.” I have heard this same phrase two or three times a day in the past two weeks. So I began to meditate and ask the Lord what is the meaning of this phrase.

  I was then caught in a vision; I was standing in what looked like a winery. The winery was a massive place. There were huge vats, which were at least a hundred stories high. In the midst of these vats was the Lord Jesus.

Jesus said. “The time has come to open the Vat of the Seer Anointing.”

  He reached down and opened a valve and the anointing of the seer flows out. It does not run all over the floor. The anointing creates an opening in the floor and flows through the opening. I move closer and looking into the opening I see the earth. The anointing is, at first splashing onto the earth in one place or another. The anointing keeps flowing until the earth is completely soaked. The anointing continuously flows to earth, even after it is completely soaked. Soon it is flowing in great waves across the planet.

  I look up and Jesus is standing beside me. Jesus says, “This Seer Anointing has been prepared for this time. It is available to all who know me, and walk with me and know my voice. For now, they will not only hear, but they will see and seeing they will do.

 This anointing is not only for my church but is also for those who don’t know me. It will give them hope, in this time of man’s hopelessness. For as my people go and do, what they see the Holy Spirit doing, it will give mankind hope and many will come to know me.”

A seer is a prophet who not only hears what God is saying but also sees what God the Father is doing and has visions. There are many seers in the Bible. Samuel was the first one that the Hebrew word for seer was used for a person. Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel all were seers; they all had visions from God.

An example of seeing what is happening in the spirit realm is found in    2 Kings 6:17 Then Elisha prayed, Lord, I pray You, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the young man's eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. (AMP).

 The seer can be found in the New Testament. Jesus in John 5:19 (AMP)        19So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn]. Also Peter in Acts 10:9, Paul in Acts 16:9 the Macedonian man and his being caught up into the Third Heaven and John, The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

   All of these are seers or moved under the seer anointing and you can too. First make sure of your relationship with Jesus. Second spend time mediating on the Word of God. Third, spend time in the Presence of the Lord, listening to him. Finally wherever you are or whatever you are doing be available and do what God shows you to do.





  ©COPYRIGHT 2012 RICHARD SPANGLER