The Christmas Backstory

“What is the Christmas Backstory?” by Dr. Audrey Aikens Most believers basically know we celebrate Christmas as being Jesus' birthday and are supposed to make Him the joyful reason for the season.  But for so many we aren’t knowledgeable about all that was at work to make Him truly the reason. Most of us don’t have enough revelatory truth to overcome the strongmen at work; working us. They tag-team affecting believers and non-believers alike to make the season as anti-Christ as possible. What do many struggle with? Is it not depression, anger, anxiety or the major culprits of warped expectations and pressure to perform as we try to meet the demands of Christmas? So, we consider two questions today. First, what to you is the backstory of Christmas? What do you know scripturally and or traditionally about Christmas? Then, after…

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Grace Strengthens for Press; Faith Cometh to Rebuke Mess!

Today we consider two bedrock key principles of salvation; “Grace and Faith”. We do so to get an understanding that Grace is given to strengthen for the press; as Faith, cometh to rebuke the mess! So, getting the revelation of this concept beloveds; is absolutely key!  Faith untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith; likely to remain small; unable to rebuke subtility so we’d behave wisely in trials. Such was Adam and woman’s problem.  Genesis 3:8 Apostle-phrased! And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid from the presence of the Lord God; among the trees of the garden. “They Heard the Voice of the Lord God Walking” They Heard signifies they intelligently heard the clear unmistakable sound both were intimately familiar with. It signifies this “sound heard” called unto attention in recognizing; time and opportunity to come; obediently turning to present themselves to report in; to talk with God; as habit does; in walking with Him. Voice Walking signifies the sound of the presence of the Lord God coming; calling aloud by name as the sound of thunder heard and lightening flashing; piercing through any present darkness, or hesitation in knowing He calls us; to come unto.  The revelatory is; this was indeed the unmistakable voice of the Lord’s…

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Hearing the Sound of Subtility

As a part of the "Kingdon Keys Revelatory Series" we are turning our spiritual perspective; to learn the counterfeit key the enemy proffered to beguile Eve to be used to influence Adam to eat, so choose to fall from grace. It is foundational to truly understand and appreciate this truth; so, we don’t frustrate the work of grace in our lives. "I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." Galatians 2:21 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 Apostle-phrased! Be not surprised nor deceived! Sa`tan can appear and sound like he is sent to be an angel of light. Thus, know too; his messengers and servants are used to do likewise when they come. They can all appear and seem to sound like godly ministers. Thus, we must always be carefully discerning good and evil; especially in what appears to speak in our presence; as if for God. In the end; all making such uncertain sounds to entangle us in old yokes of bondage; shall reap judgement that wickedness deserves. Till then the key is to wisely discern to know every sound! Remember: Sa`tan cannot change what he is at heart. Even if transforming to appear to bring light; his sound is uncertain. His questioning…

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Strategically Frustrated & Sifted; Yet Being Content

Beloved's there is nothing new under the sun; especially spiritually. Thus it behooves we get it; so we don’t end up getting got. The only way to resist the devil’s tempting and be assured he must flee from us; is we first must learn to remain totally content and confidently remain obediently submitted unto God whatever state we find ourselves. James 4:7 Being content strategically positions us to accomplish and prosper in any doing of our own greater works we’re to work out.  Phillippians 4:11-13 (Apostle-phrasing) This is not about my speaking out because I’m in need; but this is my truth:: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. So, I know feeling debased, brought low, demeaned, disenfranchised, degraded, belittled, humiliated and I also know feelings of abounding, thriving and flourishing prosperity. But everywhere, through every and all circumstances; I am instructed and more importantly “learned” the secret wisdom all my experiences lived reveal. So, despite facing perils of neediness or self-fulfillment; I yet know I have life more abundantly! Because I’ve also learned; I truly do all such things through Christ; for its His grace that strengthens me. “Learned to be Content” Learned:  signifies a technical term…

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Be Not Entangled Again

Be not entangled again, is a statement that is for the purpose of a warning and to equip us to purposely pick where you take your stand in being strategically positioned in Him. Let's look at this scripture for an understanding of this revelatory concept. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free; And, be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. “Stand Fast in Liberty” Stand Fast: signifies we are to remain positioned. And we are to persevere so we can remain stationary; standing our ground spiritually. In Liberty: signifies freedom (legitimate or licentious, chiefly moral or ceremonial). “Hath Made Us Free” Hath Made Us Free: signifying He has already delivered and therefore liberated us; by making us be exempt from the moral, ceremonial or mortal liability of having our old yokes to be able to move us. “Not Again Be Entangled With"…

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Positioned as Unequally Yoked

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? Be Ye (defined) -signifies an extremely strong command follows which, in essence, says; "arise and be assembled to hear: then hearken, so you do not cause to be generated; come into being; or be the cause, of what will surely follow as it is ordained!" Not (defined) in English it simply signifies a negation of a prohibition to or a clear refuting denial. But in Greek however, it is given an even stronger emphasis classified as a military term expressing an absolute denial of any exception to the rule being found existing or stated. It also signifies an all inclusive command predicating the "Be Ye" with do not do the following lest God forbid; you…

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God Moves Despite Darkness

Have you seen days when darkness seems to try and lay upon all that concerns you as you try to negotiate the spiritual waters of deep things we all face? Have you ever pulled back; dreaded to step out in faith as fierce waves of the deep; obscure all signs of spiritual light?  This picture represents all such discouragements!

Even when we try to behave wisely and focus on being more spiritual minded than carnal; works of darkness magnify themselves the more. They mock discerning faith by asking; “what cha praying for; the problem or issue is all you”?

This series of “Havilah Prepared Places”, is designed to be encouragement despite such extremes as we learn to press to know God enough to recognize and trust His faithfulness.  There’s nothing new under the sun! As God moved and revealed Havilah; where He produced prepared places; He continues moving today. Thus; consider “In the Beginning” to see many revelatory concepts gained. (more…)

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