I was watching the history channel about anthropologists who go to live with certain tribes. After several years, they adapt the culture, and ideals of the group. Their peers and superiors immediately call them back, and if they are involved to long, they cannot come back to their original culture. This phenomenon has a name and it is called: GOING NATIVE. Is that what has happened to us? We lived in the ways of the world so long, we went native? Adapting the culture that was not originally ours? How do we get out? The Word pulls us out and back to right standing with God. So as you allow the Word to flow over you, the ties with the world will weaken, and things that you never thought you could break, will just dissolve under the word. Expect unexpected—Suddenly—What are you expecting? Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
I want to share with you what the Holy Spirit has given me and it is called: SUDDENLIES. It means a rapid unexpected surprise. A suddenly is a common word that is used in the Bible on a fairly regular basis and in fact when I looked it up in the King James it was used 40 times. 40 is a significant number in the Bible and we can talk about that in another teaching. This teaching is about how to understand of SUDDENLIES and why it is important today. We will see the connection about Suddenlies and the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
Remember that the word tells us we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. We see in: Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. I have discovered the more testimonies I give the more God gives me to testify about. People that know me know that I even testify about every little thing that may often sound unimportant but when they’re from God I testify about them. The big ones get responses from people, but even the little ones are important to God or He wouldn’t give them to us. It’s the same with Suddenlies when you start expecting them, when you start looking for them and you testify about them God will give you more. If you don’t acknowledge them, if you don’t testify about them why would God continue to give them to you? Remember Suddenlies are precursors to miracles. God is looking for people that believe His Word and use his word. When we look at how suddenlies work and discover how to meditate God’s word: then we are able change our life and our understanding of the Bible through meditation. Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
In Joshua we are told to meditate the word day and night. But most of us don’t know how to meditate and we really don’t know what it is. What most of us know about meditation from what we’ve seen on TV and 99% of the time they are showing Eastern meditation. This is not what the Bible is telling us to do. For example in eastern meditation you are told to empty your mind of everything and allow your mind to be totally blank. They’ll often suggest using a mantra or a sound to usher in spirits.
But we see that our Bible tells us that when our house is swept clean of all evil spirits and thoughts and empty and we take everything out what returns is not only that spirit or thought but seven new spirits + that were worse than the first. God is telling not to follow the path of empting your mind because when your mind is empty you have no defenses and the enemy can shoot the fiery darts and you will receive them without realization. So how do you begin meditation? First you will clean your mind you get rid of every negative thought every demonic thought any spirit is not from God as you are immediately suddenly begin filling it with the word of God and you start meditating on that Word. As the Word enters your mind: all evil must flee!! Remember the Word of God is life which includes healing and prosperity. You do not get into any unbiblical pose, the poses from Eastern Meditation copy figures of deities. Each of those poses have a connection with a demonic god. When you copy them in the physical stance: you are honoring them, you are taking their image. You position yourself as a person made in the image of Jehovah God, you are made in His image. I suggest begin meditating just one Scripture at a time. I want to share with you how the Holy Spirit has taught me to meditate which led me to deeper and deeper revelation and into areas I had never even considered. Remember The Holy Spirit is showing you things to come, you might not recognize them at first, because you may be seeing them for the first time: but they were always there. So I encourage you to sit back open your mind receive what you hear: then test it against the word of God make sure that I’m not putting anything in it that is not purely from God. Use this teaching for a season of time and allow yourself to understand that there is so much more to our life than just what we see feel, smell, hear, taste and touch. The world has tried to convince us that all we are is a sinful, sensual flesh being. On that premise, we are very controllable.
Flesh is controllable because it has a finite size shape and finite needs. When these needs are not met we get into stress and strife and we will do things against our spiritual desires just to satisfy our flesh. Look at history to see how people have been controlled when food and or water have been withheld. Or even worse, when our flesh has been tortured and left in isolation we often can compromise in even spiritual areas where we though we would never fall. This is why the world works diligently with our flesh. When we realize we are spirit beings and this time on the Earth is just an Earth school and were here to learn and to grow and to experience everything life has to offer us. Remember during this time on earth God has given us all the provisions will ever need. Our assignment is to find out how to manifest them from the spiritual realm into the natural realm. That is where meditation enters the scene. It’s more than about just having, it’s about pursuing overtaking and recovering all recover everything the enemy has stolen from not only us, but from all the people who have come before us.1 Samuel 30:8 And David enquired at the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
This scripture excites me…..I have meditated it for years. It is applicable for everyone, it is not just about what has been stolen from you in the natural: it is a directive: RECOVER EVERYTHING STOLEN FROM MANKIND since the Garden of Eden…….You could meditate this scripture for years, and never get to the end of it! I once heard a teaching on the Prayer of Jabez which is 4 verses long, last for 9 hours, and it was not exhaustive.
There is a point in life when superior wealth is no longer the main desire and it gives little satisfaction, How many cars can your drive, how many homes can you live in, how much is enough? Most wealthy people you speak to it is in the pursuit that gets them excited because it’s in this pursuit we find our destiny to recover all. We are born into this war zone this battle between good and evil with all the tools and all the equipment that we need to overcome. We just have to consult the commander in chief. When you’re in an Army and you’re one of the soldiers you don’t just run off the 50 miles to the east hoping you are doing the right thing. No you are under the authority of the commander in chief and then you do what he says because he has a broad vision of the entire battle word you only see a little skirmish and you rely on his expertise. Our Commander-in-Chief the King of Kings and Lord of lords he knows the whole picture because design and created every person every situation and He’s looking for those that use the word to receive the promises that have already been granted.
I say it like this you can’t get a PhD until you graduate first from kindergarten then grade school then high school. Life is a process in everything we do. When you reach middle or old age many people think well it’s over and done and they are stuck at that level. That is a lie from the enemy as long as you are living and breathing on this Earth you are to be learning and growing in God. So to accurately understand your orders you allow the Holy Spirit to guide you into meditation and how to bring forth the necessary revelation of each scripture. So as you meditate on the word you examine it over in many different ways.
Meditation is similar when a cow chews its cud. The cow stands up and as they eat they lower their heads and in the bite off pieces of grass, eagerly searching out the most tender delicious pieces. They swallow this nourishment, and keep on eating and eating. They are active interacting with other cows and busy finding food.—like our daily lives. They would do this for several hours and then at some point they will find a comfortable place lay down and relax when they relax they regurgitate the grass that they’ve eaten. Then they lay there at peace not working not walking not preoccupied they just laid there and chew this grass this called the cud. They chew and chew and chew till they get every nutrient possible. They chew on the left side, on the right side, they chew fast, they chew slowly. Sometimes they even stop chewing, holding it in their mouths and doze a little and then they swallow it and the final stage of digestion begins. That’s what were to do we may gather information or hear the Scripture or even read a Scripture but in order to meditate to digest we need to be in still quiet place. We need to put just that Scripture in our mind that we have emptied of all thoughts of sin and evil. Remember we don’t leave our mind empty we fill up immediately with the Word of God. I have found when I meditate Scripture I will take each word in the Scripture and emphasize only one word at a time and study it. Let’s take Mark 16:15. Go ye therefore into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Now if I’m going to meditate that Scripture I don’t just say it over and over and over the same way because when you do that: You get the same revelation. I am going to suggest to you how to go deeper and get the full nourishment from the scripture. This is how I meditate I and you might want to give this procedure a try. I would begin with the first word which is go. I would read it with emphasizing go study what does go actually mean, and how does that word fit into the scripture. We know for sure it doesn’t mean sit still! It is a general term that means to move! It doesn’t even mean move only forward it means MOVE.
So that could mean something is simple as moving from one room to another that could be as simple is going to telephone. Meditate just that one word but say the whole Scripture emphasize that one word then when you have really gotten all the meat (all the nourishment) of the word go the next word: YE can mean one person it can mean a group of people it could mean a whole church. I’m not giving the only meaning I’m getting what’s coming to me as I’m saying this out loud. You could find your own meanings and then we go to the next word. THEREFORE and that always indicates to find out what it’s there for. Is this becoming clearer? Into indicates enter or penetrate. It does not always mean to physically enter. It can mean by telephone or the Internet, you can enter into a conversation, a relationship…is you seeing the possibilities?
Can you see how this type of meditation can lead to a level that you will get an answer from God’ Holy Spirit about anything you don’t know. NOW let’s continue on in the Scripture ALL THE WORLD: okay is that the Earth what where does world mean to you, and where does it end? What does God consider the world? In the Bible the word world is used 252 time the word Earth is used 936 time. Are the Earth in the world the same thing obviously not or there wouldn’t be two separate words. They are not totally interchangeable if you study the scriptures. Meditate on this is the Earth just the physical global we live on. Could the world mean more than this? These are the places that meditation can take us. Take time in meditating each of these words, see how they can fit together in many ways. I believe the word world defines our whole existence well living on this earth. It can be the world of parenthood, business, and education: that is what I got out of meditation; you may receive a totally different revelation. This means to teach the gospel or to deliver the gospel. You can do both! Are you seeing? Deliver can mean actually speak out or take it to someone. You are meditating! This phrase will take some deep thought. It did not say to every man, but to every creature. What is a creature? Something that has been created! Usually something alive. Wow…………..that takes us somewhere. We could spend the whole session on just that, but here is one interesting: a person whose position or fortune is owed to someone or something and who continues under the control or influence of that person or thing: The cardinal was a creature of Louis XI. Weren’t we all once creatures of sin?
When you think these thoughts you get the true meat of the word of God do it daily or take it like medicine three times a day you will begin to feel more in tune with the word then the world. This is the process of renewing your mind thru meditation. There is no right or wrong in meditation it’s what God wants to reveal to the individual and we are not all at the same level and we don’t all need the same revelation. Just trust the Holy Spirit of God to give you the revelation you need. God doesn’t tell everyone everything all the time you wouldn’t talk to your six-year-old about quantum physics but that doesn’t mean you won’t tell them someday, it just means that you won’t when there six years old. For years we have been told that the earth and all the planets revolve around the sun. This was accurate information at one time. That is what we needed to know correct? Incorrect! We now know that the sun moves at a terrific speed and pulls the planets that circle it as it hurls thru space. This is science folks. It is an example that God used to show us the following: WHERE WE ARE TODAY/WHAT WE KNOW TODAY IS
PERFECT/BUT WHAT WE KNOW AND WHERE WE BE TOMORROW IS DIFFERENT but also perfect. You are always in the right place at the right time.
Life is always evolving and moving so GO. So let’s go back to word suddenly now we know how to meditate. A suddenly is very important and we find in the New Testament the only time Jesus had to wait was to wait on the Holy Spirit. We have the Holy Spirit we don’t need to wait on anything else. The reason the Holy Spirit gave me the word Suddenlies rather than suddenly is that we are to expect many of them! Just like miracles, we are not told to only expect one: but many, many miracles. Don’t receive a miracle and stop! It is plural. I believe many people are waiting too long: Yes, they’ve heard from God but they just are afraid to step out in faith.
Fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. There are two types of fear: real fear while you are in a dangerous situation and time stands still and you respond in auto pilot. Anticipatory fear: this is where most of us live: what if? What if I fail, people laugh, I go broke, ……..You are home alone, you hear a creak in the floor, you begin to fear, you imagine the worst, a burglar, a demon: your mind runs wild———what are you really fearing? A squeaky floor, A settling house, a mouse? You are in fear of a lie…………
LIVE IN FAITH—-God has your back—you won’t go home until your assignment is fulfilled. Jesus said fear not 365 because this type of fear is not from God!!! And the enemy brings it daily. So fear is a lie: and a lie only if you believe the Word of God. Fear paralyzes people and then they forget what ever they are assigned to do they are equipped to do. I look at it this way: I pick up my foot to walk and God puts it down exactly where it needs to be. It is not about me! It is about His assignment that I have been selected to fulfill.
We Know when we do confessions many people put their name in the confession such as wealth and riches shall be in Diane’s house. That’s okay for confession that’s not okay for meditation. Meditation is much deeper and you are more than the name you carry on this Earth. Like your body, your name is temporary. One time I asked God about my name—He told me He did not care what I called myself, or what others called me: HE KNEW MY NAME. HE KNEW EVERY HAIR ON MY HEAD…….I BELONG TO HIM. You were formed before the foundation world God knew you then you were a spiritual form at that time. Our life on this earth in the flesh is short and temporary, so when you meditate, don’t meditate on who you are in the flesh, you are so much more than that! You are an eternal being, living a temporary existence here on earth. So as you meditate, ask the Holy Spirit to Guide you, He is waiting He is our comforter: He is waiting just for you. Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
All too often, when Christians hear the word “anointing,” they hear it said in and unusual supe-spiritual-kind-of-strange sort of voice that lets everyone know something really holy is being talked about. Sometimes the word is dramatically drawn out and said with a certain tremor in the voice. More than anything, the word is said with an attitude that anointing is something some Christians have and other Christians don’t have. The New Testament doesn’t say anything about such a particular anointing. John simply says, writing to all Christians: “You have an anointing.” John spoke of a common anointing, belonging to all believers. An anointing that makes discernment possible for those who seek it in the Lord.
When the New Testament speaks of anointing, it speaks of it as the common property of all believers, though some may not appreciate or use the anointing God gives. Some use superstitious approach to this idea of anointing. In their mind, “the anointing” is like a virus or a germ, which can be spread by casual contact or infect a whole group. Usually these folks think that when one “catches” the anointing, you can tell because they start talking and acting really weird. This isn’t the Bible’s idea of anointing!
Anointing has the idea of being filled with, and blessed by, the Holy Spirit. This is the common property of all Christians, but something we can and should become more submitted and responsive to. God has blessed you with His Holy Spirit: are you submitted and responsive to Him? God has given you resources of spiritual discernment and wisdom – you can “know all things.” Certainly not in the sense of knowing everything as God knows everything; but you can know everything you need to know to live the life God has put before you. If you need to know it, the Spirit who has anointed you will reveal it as you seek Him. This idea of anointing – literally, to be blessed with oil, an emblem of the Holy Spirit – was behind one of the punishments given to the apostle John in persecution. Old accounts say that the Roman emperor Domitian ordered that John be cast into a boiling vat of oil, as if to say, “Here is your anointing!” John came out from the vat of oil unharmed, because he truly had an anointing from God and God had more for him to do. Submit and respond to God’s anointing in your life, and the Spirit of God will protect and inform you. JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when HE the Holy Spirit has come, He will lead us into all truth, He will not speak of Himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that he will speak and show us things to come.
You cannot be led by anyone unless they know where they are going. If the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the ditch!! Because the Holy Spirit knows all things and the plans that God has for us…..He will lead us into all truth, now in order to receive all truth, you must believe the Holy Spirit, don’t 2nd guess, just believe. He will speak what God speaks. And he will show us things to come. This is what we are going to be focusing on in the next few months; things to come. Interestingly that the Holy Spirit is the part of the trinity that is usually addressed as Holy, not that God and Jesus aren’t holy, the Bible defines them by many names, but the Holy Spirit is more often than not called Holy. Now sometimes He is called The Spirit of God, or the Spirit, but usually the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
That word knew means intimate knowledge. It did not say God knew about us, but that He knew us. In this type of knowing, if He knew me, I Knew Him. If I knew Him, I knew Jesus and I knew the Holy Spirit. In that knowing, when we accept Christ, then not only is He in me, but so is the Holy Spirit. Until that time, the Holy Spirit of God watches over his children to protect them just as he hovered over the waters in Genesis to keep all things in order. How many of you did he watch over until you got saved? Remember I just said that I knew God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit before the foundation of the world. So did you. We will also see how the Holy Spirit arranges things from both ends at the same time for a Godly SUDDENLY.