Can You See What He Is Doing?

Can You See What He Is Doing?

Are God’s ways higher than your ways? Are His thoughts higher than your thoughts? That seems quite obvious, especially when what you are doing has nothing to do with His ways.
Jesus did what He saw the Father doing. Can you see anything that the Father is doing? If you can , then the Holy Spirit has been working to show you what He has been taking from what Jesus can see the Father doing.
For Jesus said ” The Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name, He will guide you into all truth, for He will glorify Me. Everything that the Father has is mine, and He will take from what is Mine and show it to you..”
Is this difficult to understand? To the natural mind it would be hard to fathom how this could be. But the Word of The Lord states that “No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man what God has in store for those who love Him. But God reveals those things to those who love Him by His Spirit, yes even the deep things of God”.
Therefore the heart of man has to change, doesn’t it? There has to be a transformation taking place in the heart of man to be able to comprehend what is the length, the width, the depth and the height and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. The love that surpasses knowledge is quite a deep concept, a mystery, that can only be revealed, uncovered, made known by revelation.
Then the transformation that allows us to know the love of Christ has to take place through humbling ourselves in the Presence of the Lord. “I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which will be your worship. And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you can prove what is the good, and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Now, “why should you labor for that which doesn’t satisfy? Why should you spend money on that which is not bread?. Come, delight yourself in Me, says the Lord, and I will show you what is good.”
“It is your Father’s good pleasure to give to you the Kingdom.”
Now can you see what the Father is doing? “Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

Thomas Downes

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Barriers Are Breaking Down

Barriers Are Breaking Down

Though the enemy come in, like a flood the Spirit of the Lord is raising up a standard against him. Now stand and see the salvation of the Lord.
For there is a river whose streams make glad the city of our God. There is a fountain that flows straight for the heart of our God. I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad.
Let the Word of the Lord, the Word That Is Sent, be combined with your faith, For faith is the assurance of things hoped for, it is the evidence of things not seen.
For without faith, ,the assurance of things hoped for, it is impossible to please God. For he who comes to God must believe that He is; and that He is the rewarder unto those who diligently seek Him.
He has shown you, oh man what is good. Now what does the Lord require of you; but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Keep in mind therefore that the Lord has said; ;”Is not my word like fire? Is not My Word the mighty hammer that smashes the rocks?”
The barriers that were before you are breaking down by the Word That Is Sent. The rubble of the barriers are being cleared away so your foot will not stumble. For I have seen your ways, and I will heal you, says the Lord.

Thomas Downes

Choosing The Destiny That Leads To Life

Choosing The Destiny That Leads To Life

What is keeping you from fulfilling what the Lord has for you to do? Are you distracted from seeing the truth about yourself? Are your thoughts consumed by doubting who you really are in Christ? Scripture says “being confident of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Are you compelled to “buy into” the opinions of nay-sayers concerning your own ability to walk in the Spirit?
No one on earth is called by God to follow a crowd of agenda setters. Not even in your church. Be led by the Spirit. There is no either/or choice here for those who have been called out of darkness into His marvelous light.. When you are led by the Spirit of the Lord, you are choosing the destiny that leads to life. He has provided, given to you, everything that pertains to life and Godliness.
Things may seem hard to do at times, but greater still is He that is within you than he that is in the world. The Word of God is still sharper than any double – edged sword, dividing joints and marrow, soul and spirit. It is the discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. There is nothing hidden from Him to Whom we must give an account. Now turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full into His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

Thomas Downes

Could You Be Avoiding Your Own Future?

The Lord, Holy Spirit, wants you to know that His Voice really can be known by you. He also wants you to know that He really does know and really does hear your voice. For you to recognize someone’s voice means that you know the one you are talking to, and listening to. If you never listen, you will never know. If you avoid listening to the Lord’s Voice, you are avoiding what your own future can become.

Thomas Downes.

An All Encompassing Presence.

An All Encompassing Presence.

There is tremendous transforming power in the Spirit. He is transforming your hearing ear for hearing His Voice into a highly tuned receiver that has no static whatsoever.
How does this happen?
First of all your love for the Lord has been increasing with every thought that you discover He has toward you. He has been causing encounters for you that have gotten your attention in regards to knowing how much He loves and cares about you.
Secondly, your believing heart has been in the process of being fine tuned to respond to specific promptings to respond to Him. You are learning that these promptings in the Spirit have led you to a rewarding encounter with His Voice. He has been leading you along the path of righteousness straight to Himself, straight to His Presence.
Third, you have been learning that the Lord has an all encompassing Presence that totally surrounds you with arms that are mighty as well as tremendous in assurance, agape love, and comfort that cannot be compared. He leads you into the healing embraces that free you from the pain and torment of your life.
Now He is gifting you with new strengths and abilities that you never would have believed could be possible in your life.
Now your new found competence is being used by Him to bring others into the new freedom that is found in relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He has been enabling you to become the witness of His grace and power that can only be found in the only begotten Son of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit working in you.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Thomas Downes.

Five Fold Purpose.

Five Fold Purpose.

The Five-fold-ministry is to work in unison for the edification of the body of Christ. Pastors and Prophets should be working together in unison so that the whole body of believers will see in the service the demonstration of the Spirit and power, so that our confidence will not be in the wisdom of man but in the power of God. God will confirm to you the Word That Is Sent, with signs and wonders following; meaning confirmations of what He is showing the Body of believers.
Evangelists and Pastors work together for the salvation of souls and the caring of the flock, following up with new Christians to assure their growth in the Word of God.
Apostles and Prophets work together, along with Pastors, to plant, confirm the Word, and follow up. with the needs of the flock being addressed.
Pastors and Teachers work together to assure the flock that the Word they have heard is setting up a sound foundation for their faith, and that it lines up with scripture, with the Holy Spirit confirming to everyone the Lord’s intent for the believers..

Pray for this unity to take place wherever you go.
Lay aside all jealousies so that the believers, and those who are new in their faith in God, will not be scattered.

Ephesians 4:11- 16: “And He Himself gave some to be Apostles, and some Prophets, and some Evangelists,and some Pastors and Teachers; for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and to the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of the knowledge of Christ……..causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. (NKJV).

Thomas Downes..

The Lord’s Prophetic Voice Renews Your Strength

The Lord’s Prophetic Voice Renews Your Strength

There comes a time when the act of obedience to the Lord’s Voice will bring forth a tremendous amount of fruit. There are also times when the act of obedience seems to amount to nothing. But in the realm of the Holy of Holies The Lord is watching whether you will obey or not, there is a tremendous team of angels just waiting for their turn to burst forth into holy praise for the direction the Lord gave you to follow through on.
You may have felt so down that the obedience you had been putting forth was such a long time ago. There will be those days where you even wonder how you could put one foot in front of the other in obedience to the Lord’s Voice. But the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom, there is liberty.
The same power that raised up Jesus Christ from the dead abides in you. And the Spirit of the Lord is raising you up out of the mirey pit, out of your lack of self worth, out of your reaction to pain, out of your doubt, out of your low self esteem, out of your lack of confidence, out of your perception of other’s thoughts of you.
How is He doing this? It is not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord. He has given you His Word that says “Is not My Word like fire; Is not My Word like the mighty hammer that smashes the rocks?” Have you not seen? Have you not heard that the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth neither grows weary, nor does He faint? But they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like the eagle. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.”,
“The Word I am giving you right now is life giving Spirit and,.I have seen your ways and I will heal you, says the Lord, I am setting you into the cleft of the Rock where you will begin to see again and know that the river of My Presence is carrying you along,; like when I send forth My Word to bring to pass your obedience to My Prophetic Voice. For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy, says the Lord.”
The anointing will not leave the obedient.

Thomas Downes