Saturday, 25 July 2015

Pastor John Fenn


Weekly Thoughts
07/25/2015

Spiritual Dream, Part 1

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Hi all,
I had a spiritual dream with the Lord in it the other night, which is very unusual, but it is worth sharing. I had been asking the Father what was next, but didn't expect the dream, which was both now and the future.

I was a mechanic, like an auto mechanic, with a group of other mechanics standing together in what seemed to be a paved parking lot, just off a busy street.

The wall
As I looked out at the street I noticed a wall along the sidewalk, but to us the wall was transparent, and to anyone on the street it could also be transparent, but seemed to intimidate people. Some saw it sort of hazy, to some it was solid, and to some it was clear. Interestingly also to some it appeared from the street to be a wooden privacy fence, to others a chain-link fence, to others glass, and to others it seemed like a wall of mere air.

I understood that there were Christians who saw the fence in different ways, with unbelievers seeing it in various forms of solid and opaque, yet the opening to join us was wide and easily accessed.

Some would stop and look through the wall at us and then continue on with their busy lives, errands, and such. With one person I could see they were thinking about turning in, but somehow knowing their thoughts, I knew they said to themselves, 'Later'.

The mechanics
Though I didn't know my fellow mechanics, I knew we were on the same team. Some were however blind to me, centered on their project while ignoring others, even when I expressed genuine interest in what they were doing.

Some wanted to fellowship but only on a very light level, and some would come over and ask for advice about how to fix something but never wanted to get to know me deeper or be involved in my project. Some just wandered around taking small parts from other mechanics, like a wandering shop lifter, and one time a mechanic who had just had something taken from his pile of parts looked up at me with a smile as the thief that we both saw do it, walked away.

Like most spiritual dreams (at least for me) I didn't realize it was a dream until our boss walked up and I realized it was Jesus and I was in a dream. He was the Master mechanic and knew everything about what was going on, and would join us watching cars and people pass by, a scant few turning in now and then to talk and get help from my fellow mechanics. It struck me that the Master Mechanic was wearing the same blue coverall the rest of us were wearing which was somehow comforting and humbling at the same time.

The car
Then a car slowly pulled in and rolled up to me, and as it slowed to a stop the woman driving asked for directions to her new home, a campground nearby. The campground was a temporary home until she went to her permanent home she said, and somehow I knew the campground was CWOWI and my home too, and heaven was our permanent home.

At that point for some reason I looked up and to my left, and saw a tree covered hill behind that was maybe a block or less in distance from the mechanic area where we were. In fact the hillside started rising just outside the back wall/fence of the mechanic area though getting there meant going out and around.

The campground
The trees were huge and solid and healthy and provided wonderful shade, and there was grass and a sense of peace when I looked that direction. It puzzled me that it could be seen from the street, and yet was obscured because of buildings in the city, as was the path up to it unless you looked for it.

The car was shiny red and in good shape on the outside, a 2 door hatchback without air conditioning or anything extra at all. This was an old car with no airbags and one of those very thin hard steering wheels from the 1970's, a stick shift, vinyl seats and it was dirty inside. The contrast between the appearance and the reality of what was inside struck me profoundly, but I didn't have time to linger on those thoughts.

The woman and the girls
The driver was a woman who had dirty blonde hair, and she was gaunt and tired looking, reminding me of an addict due to her sunken eyes and gaunt face. In the back seat were 2 girls, twins about 9 years old, who looked exactly like their mother in every way, equally gaunt and tired looking. As she asked directions to her new home the Master walked up and she stopped mid-sentence, the scene frozen in place as He said:

"The girls are Wisdom and Knowledge, and they are malnourished. Their mother represents much of the church. She (the church) cannot feed Wisdom and Knowledge because she herself is malnourished and has been wandering around to this place and that, feeding herself on little more than junk food to the point she has become malnourished, exhausted, road-weary, and has come to the end of herself. The three are actually one; that is why they are identical to each other."

He continued: "Now, only now, is she willing to lay aside all that seems good on the outside but is rotten on the inside, to search for a home in which to settle. In days past she has passed by here many times as she chased the spectacular, thinking that was supernatural, but was slowly becoming malnourished. Now, only now, is she willing to settle down to begin consuming what she was supposed to all along."

Instructions
"I want you to go with them, and escort them to the campground though it is within walking distance, as you know." And as He ended His sentence the scene 'unfroze' and woman seamlessly continued her sentence, unaware the plans heaven had made for her as she talked and asked directions. I thought to myself how ironic the Master was standing right there next to me yet she didn't see Him.

I told her I would go with her and take her to the campground, and she slid over and let me drive. I didn't fit at all, my knees were scrunched up and the headroom wasn't enough, symbolic I realized that I don't fit in the traditional auditorium nor fad elements of Christianity but was charged with helping her transition out of it.

We drove out across traffic, turned left for about 1/2 block, and drove up the alley between 2 buildings - the buildings represented structures built by man and religion that actually kept people from experiencing God.

At the campground
The campground was up a hill though the little car made it with determination and purpose. We could look down towards where we had been, and the Master Mechanic looked up at us and smiled. I remember seeing the woman and children looking at Him and smiling, their smiles saying they were at last home and at peace, and eager to become healthy.

The campground was full of mature trees, grass, and was cool and refreshing. The girls saw a running river so pure and clean on the back side of the hill that was impossible to see from the street as the hill and trees blocked seeing it. They got excited and wanted to immediately jump in and get cleaned up, and they left the car immediately to run to the river.

Their mom wanted to get cleaned up in the river too, but first she said to me, "Thank you so much for bringing me here. I have nothing to thank you with but myself, and you can have me if you want." I was horrified and quickly got out of the car, telling her that what I have I share freely, just sharing what the Master Mechanic had taught me.

She seemed embarrassed by her proposition, and got out and walked slowly to the river, sheepishly glancing at me one more time as she walked. As she did so I realized that was just part of the world still hanging on her and she knew no better, and because we were still in the car when she said that, it was a type of the church somehow (and thankful she got out).
Just then I turned and looked down the hill towards the Master Mechanic who had watched and listened to it all, and was looking up at us with a smile.

He looked at me and said, "The church has long prostituted herself through the centuries in different ways, but there have also always been those who have refused to do so. These have never been malnourished, having always fed themselves on the things of the Spirit and sought wisdom and knowledge in Me..."

Sorry to cut Him off mid-sentence - out of room.

Dream continued next week, including the
prophetic part...until then, blessings,
    John Fenn
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Know the times we are in




Hi all,
The Internet is alive with speculation about what is going to happen this fall ranging from an asteroid hitting the earth in September to complete economic collapse and everything else in between. But for me, He has told me nothing about an economic collapse this fall – collapse, yes, and I have concerns about this September-October time frame, but what He described was a larger world-wide process over a couple of years between this summer and ending with, "2017 will be a bad year for the world."

The vast amount of what He has said to me has to do with the body of Christ. I encourage you to read this coming Friday’s “Weekly Thoughts” which is the first part of a rare-for-me spiritual dream, and I will write it out over the course of a couple of weeks, which contains more information about the body of Christ and what He is doing.

My encouragement to you in this space is to focus on what He is asking you to do right now, today, in your walk with Him. He is the 'I AM', the ever-present One, so remain in the present by being in His presence and conversationally throughout your day, talk to Him and listen in your heart for His response. Concerning world events - If He isn't telling you directly to do ‘this or that’ to prepare for ‘this or that’, then He has your ‘this or that’ taken care of - rest in that and be about the Father’s business!

Our focus
One day when I was complaining to Him that others were saying economic collapse and other disasters this fall but He was only talking to me about what He is doing in the earth, (not that some of that will or won't happen I don’t know), but to me He said:

“Look at the letters of the New Testament and events of that time. Where was their focus?” When I took a step back to think about the pages of the New Testament, I realized that for all the cultural and political persecution of the day, and all the intrigue of Roman politics, the pages of the NT are all about growing up into maturity in Christ and doing all to walk in love, not on current political, economic and military events.                

They were so enthusiastic about Christ in them and what that meant to themselves, their families, and those around them, they weren’t moved by world events, though they were aware of them.

Paul did write the coming of the Lord will be like a thief in the night to the unsaved, but not to the saved. So it means we will be able to view world events as pieces fitting into a puzzle leading up to the return of Christ.                                                                                                                                           
Excerpt from my dream – about the US and believers
“The collapse will come when conservatives are in charge, and they will be blamed for the nation’s ills, though what will happen is actually the result of poor decisions made by many before them. Conservatives, Christians, and Jews will be blamed for standing in the way of progress; then will come to pass the words I told you in 2003: ‘Laws that are designed to protect my people will one day be used against them.’ US culture is about to change in ways many thought could never happen. Remember what I told you in 2005, that in 10 years you won’t recognize your country for what it has become, and truly that has come to pass.”

“Remember when I told you the nation would face disasters natural, political, economic, and more, like a conspiracy of events and circumstances one after another, which will overwhelm the nation. Those days are soon coming, but those are days when many of those who know me and are walking in what I’ve been saying to them, and as I’ve said to you, will prosper and be lights in a dark world. They are the ones who will not be shaken, but will walk as giants in the land, for many will rise and be blessed in many areas during this time and become leaders to those around them. House church will become THE way of doing church in the US and much of the world and one of the marked differences in Christians you’ll be able to discern is those caught up in fear, and those who are walking circumspectly in peace.”

I’ve hesitated sharing even this small part of what He has told me, and though this e-newsletter goes to many nations, what happens in the US affects the whole world, so I thought it would be of interest. Many people are wrapped up in spiritual fear, not just natural fear, but under the influence of a spirit of fear that rules the news outlets and a good portion of ‘Christian’ news outlets, that the fine line between prudence with common sense, and ‘the sky is falling’ fear is often blurred. But the reason people are stirred in the first place is because almost everyone realizes ‘something’ is changing, ‘something’ is going on, and there is a sense in many believer’s spirits that we are on the edge of massive changes – and that is correct.

When the Lord appeared to me in early November 2001 and said “I want you to start a house church and house church network…” and I asked why, He said “It’s against a time to come. Be a resource for them, for it’s against a time to come.” So from the start we’ve known family based church meeting in the home would come into its own in the future, and all we’ve done to this point has been foundational, flowing with the preparations of the Spirit.

Ahead of, or behind the curve?
I’m not trying to sound doom and gloom, but I am trying to communicate the seriousness of the times, and how your greatest resources are people who are on the same spiritual page as you. Gone are the days of throw away relationships in Christ – it is time to grow up and work through differences and walk in love, seeing the bigger picture.                                                                                                    
Chris
Just today plumbers were here installing and hooking up Chris’ bathroom sinks, the one being open and shaped so a wheelchair can roll under, with the other side being ‘normal’ with a  cabinet under it. We are SO thankful to have sinks and water in those bathroom sinks! It sounds so minor, but it has been so long, the final sink having arrived just yesterday afternoon – special order for handicapped access.

Content in Christ?
I was spending some time about 3 weeks ago with one of our granddaughters, age 6, and as she sat on my lap she said matter-of-factly as she patted my stomach: “Grandpa, your tummy is pretty big, but it’s not too bad.” I chuckled quietly to myself at her transparent innocence, and asked looking for hope; “It’s not too bad?” To which she affirmed, “No, it’s okay, it isn’t too bad. It could be bigger, so it’s not too bad.” And just a couple days ago she made note of it again when I took she and her sister to dinner, telling me with a pat on my stomach it was still big but still not too bad…hmmm…ok Lord, I get it, I get it already!

I realized I may have become a bit too content with the size of my stomach, which was confirmed the next morning when I stepped on the dreaded teller of truth that spares no feelings – the bathroom scale. Somehow her sweet remark made me think about a spiritual fat stomach I’d been content with – for me the area of impatience and resulting anger – and resolved to ‘work on it’ and lose that weight, both physical and spiritual – like by overlooking drivers who don’t know that little stick on the side of the steering wheel can actually indicate which direction they might turn, or the person who thinks the left lane (in US) is the go slow do-not-pass lane, and making a choice to overlook general incompetence…growth and stretching as you know what they say about praying for patience – don’t! He will answer that prayer by giving you multiple opportunities in each day to exercise patience.

I regularly pray Paul’s prayer of Ephesians 1:17-18 and Colossians 1:9 for myself, that the eyes of my understanding would be opened and I’d have spiritual wisdom and understanding, but it has been awhile since I’ve asked for help with that spiritual stomach that needs to get smaller. The larger issue is not being content to spiritually tread water, but rather seek continual growth in Christ, to be more like Him in every area – not only to know the power of His resurrection, but also the fellowship of His suffering, no matter what form that takes. And for right now for me, it means working at making that stomach and spiritual stomach, a bit smaller.

So what has He been asking you to do? It probably isn’t to build a backyard bunker ready to hide from world events, but more along the lines of your own ‘spiritual stomach’. Focus on that, for we know that while we live in nations, our true home and citizenship is really in a place called heaven, and that is our focus.

Thank you to all who donate to help us do what we do. I so appreciate the emails and notes hearing how the teachings have brought balance and insight into the ways of the Lord – you are our greatest reward.

Planned travels as mentioned last month include Washington State and Vancouver areas August 2-9, Osawatomie, Kansas August 22-23, Florida September 23-30, New England October 13-20. If interested email me at cwowi@aol.com for information.

Blessing and thank you SO very much for being part of our lives,
and allow me (us) to be part of yours!
    John and Barb


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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Results of Rejecting God


Weekly Thoughts
07/11/2015

Why God is involved in...#1

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Identifying and Understanding Your Energy Gifts, the 5-Fold, and How to Move in them Part 2 completes the teaching on the energy gifts, and defines other gifts including the 5-fold in proper context - not what you've heard before. Going into the Old Testament which Paul quoted in his teaching on the 5-fold in Ephesians to gain cultural understanding, part 2 takes the teaching on a person's gifts out of the auditorium and into normal everyday life as intended. You'll have a more complete understanding of who you are in Christ and confidence He is living through you in everyday life, ordering your steps daily!  (2 cd/MP3, $12/set or MP3 $10)


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Hi all,
With a recent ruling in the US I wanted to share some thoughts from a perspective I've not seen yet, which I hope will provide some insight as to the ways of the Lord.
 
I could list any number of sins and works of the flesh from the New Testament - strife, adultery, witchcraft, hatred, drunkenness - But in none of these is it said God becomes directly involved. They are just a person being a sinner, or struggling disciples doing what disciples in process do. (Galatians 5:19-21 list works of the flesh, and he is talking to believers, not the unsaved)
 
When God does become involved: Not all sins are equal
But in Romans 1:18-32 Paul lists a classification of sin God does become directly involved with, which explains why discerning people can sense there is a spiritual battle taking place. The context is the lowest form of revelation about God: People who see Him or evidence of Him in nature, yet reject Him.
 
"Who hold the truth in unrighteousness...because that which is known about God is evident within them, for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse." v18-20
 
Not ignorant of God
Paul lays out the case that the most basic, foundational way of realizing and knowing God is through His creation - in nature His nature and eternal power can be seen. He says the same in Acts 14:17, that "He has not left Himself without a witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our lives with food and gladness."
 
But for people who reject evidence of Him in nature, and THIS is the key, he says: "For even though they knew God (some translations say 'knew about God'), they did not honor Him as God nor give thanks, but they became futile in speculations and their foolish heart* was darkened." v21
 
What God expects
God has an expectation within Himself that when someone sees nature they at the very least will acknowledge there is a Creator, and perhaps give thanks to Him for His creation. This group of people see Him in the natural world, but refuse to honor Him as God nor give Him thanks to Him for nature.
 
"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man, and of birds and animals and crawling creatures." v22-23
 
This speaks of idolatry and the principle that this group of people begin purposely giving homage to creation rather than the Creator - the core root of idolatry is elevating creation to the level of Creator thus elevating the rule of man rather than the rule of God - in other words, it becomes a personal effort against God.
 
Now watch what God does when they decide to reject knowing Him and purposely - that is the point - purposely do things to deny Him:
 
"Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worship and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error." v24-27
 
Paul restates yet again in conclusion: "And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind to do those things which are not proper." v28
 
Understand that context: Because they rejected God in nature, He allows them to experience the ramifications of what rejection of nature means - living the opposite of what is natural. God promises that what we sow is what we reap. Therefore to reject creation in proper context of Him as Creator opens a person to the opposite of that nature.
 
Un-believing the lie
In principle it isn't different than a person who rejects the sanctity of his or her marriage vows, which opens them up to the opposite of the marriage vows they forsook, divorce. It isn't any different than a person who rejects sound financial practices as outlined in scripture opening themselves to the opposite of sound handling of money, and encountering financial hardship.
 
The difference is this sin involves people who know or know about God as seen at the most basic level possible, in nature, and still reject Him - therefore by rejecting nature they experience the opposite of nature. They don't want Him, so He turns them over to what they want.
 
Don't make the mistake
If a Christian doesn't know the spiritual root of this class of sin they could easily get caught up in the politics or emotions of the day.
 
Paul concludes by listing sample behavior that follows such a rejection of God and His turning them over to their own minds to pervert nature as they have already settled in their hearts to do, but the list isn't meant to be all-inclusive, and concludes that they "..give hearty approval to those who (also) practice them."
 
The reason I am writing this essay
I see churches divided over the issue, caught up in the emotion and wanting to demonstrate their love to all, completely oblivious to foundational spiritual context. The issue is that SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) has elevated a sin which is the result of the rejection of all that is God as seen in nature, to Constitutional right status.
 
The NT lists many 'works of the flesh' in Galatians 5:19-21, but he doesn't say God became involved in turning people over to those sins. In I Corinthians 3:3 Paul tells them because there is envy, strife, and divisions among them they are living like un-born again people and are mere babies in Christ - but He doesn't say God became involved to turn them over to that sin.
 
The issue Paul brings up is that when people see God and evidence for Him in nature, and then reject what they see of Him in nature, He allows them to live out the rejection of the very nature they rejected, which results in perversion.
 
Sin, all sin, is like fruit on a tree. You can pick fruit all day long but not affect the root of the tree. As defined by the Bible, sin is the throwing off of the government of God, therefore the issue is first acknowledging God as God, even at the most basic level of seeing Him in nature, and then, 'Who is Jesus?'
 
Next week - what about Christians in this category, and where is the USA headed?
Blessings,
John Fenn
www.cwowi.org and email me at cwowi@aol.com
 
 

New CD/MP3 Series

Identifying and Understanding Your Energy Gifts, the 5-Fold, and How to Move in them Part 2 completes the teaching on the energy gifts, and defines other gifts including the 5-fold in proper context - not what you've heard before. Going into the Old Testament which Paul quoted in his teaching on the 5-fold in Ephesians to gain cultural understanding, part 2 takes the teaching on a person's gifts out of the auditorium and into normal everyday life as intended. You'll have a more complete understanding of who you are in Christ and confidence He is living through you in everyday life, ordering your steps daily!  (2 cd/MP3, $12/set or MP3 $10)


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