Life in the Spirit Ministries March of the Message Newsletter
The time will be soon upon us to have the virtual Gathering this year. My heart is so excited for what this time together will bring. First of all it will be another opportunity for all of us to set aside all of our needs, requests and agendas and to just focus on glorifying Jesus. To me this is the highest. Second, this year's time together is going to open up new ways by which we can operate in order to bring this about.
That being said, I ask you to stay open in regards to giving financially. You know that I hardly ever ask for money and this will not go to me personally. But the time is short and we are in the process of formulating what new “techie” stuff we will need to buy to make this thing happen. Just know that my first concern is you and your needs. I realize that we are in the middle of a world-wide pandemic. For that reason I have insisted that all of you cease supporting Life In The Spirit. Have all of you done this? No!!! Some of you are just so rebellious (or just so full of Jesus) that you continue to give. You know I appreciate this very much but please… only give as the Lord leads. This also goes for giving toward the Gathering. The only reason I ask is because we have the potential of opening many new doors and opportunities for including many more people in the proceedings. But, to do so will require that I provide people in other states and countries with the equipment necessary to do this.
There is an added benefit toward doing this. God has shown several of us new ways for expanding this concept beyond the Gathering. Once the equipment is in place we will be able for many of you to also oversee virtual meetings during the year. I will explain the vision behind that statement later because I don’t want to get ahead of what the need is for now.
I feel a rise in the tide of the Lord among us all. It’s time to get in the boat and go with the flow of what God wants instead of our little holiday plans. Jesus needs us all to stand up and be counted in relation to His present movements. Start pulling the weeds out of your soul. Become fertile ground for the movement of God in the earth and the movement of His Spirit in your own life.
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”(1 Thess. 5:18-24).
This month's newsletter article is from our dear sister, Faf.
I pray you are also refreshed with her heart focus of the Lamb, as I was. We will get back on track in my newsletters of a couple of missed articles that will come out in November and December.
Eat the Lamb While Sheltering in Place
from Faf McCormick
On Easter 2020, Pastor Randy shared on eating the Lamb while sheltering in place. The sharing is from the Lord and so I took it to heart. The following is what the Lord imparted to me from Exodus 12.
Eat the Lamb. Every house is to eat the Lamb while sheltering in place.
“The Beginning of Months” (Exodus 12:2) We are brought to the Beginning, the Eternal. This is where it starts, “In the Beginning God” (Genesis 1:1). We are brought to the Beginning where we eat the Lamb with God, Elohim. End of my life; Lamb Life starts here.
“Lamb for an house” (Exodus 12:3) Our Father has changed our direction and the Lord’s table has been brought into our house. The Lamb is for every house. “Every man take a lamb according to the house of which he is the father, a lamb for each house” (Exodus 12:3). Our Father brings the Lamb to your home. He has made this personal and He is presenting the Lamb to your family in your house to eat. The whole Godhead has moved into your house. The whole family is to gather around the Lord’s table with the Lamb on the table to eat. The Father sits at the table serving you the Lamb to eat now. It is for your family and to be eaten in your house while sheltering in place.
“Your Lamb”(Exodus 12:5) Make it your own Lamb. It is not the Teacher’s Lamb, not the Pastor’s Lamb, not the God-channel Lamb, not the sharings/songs I listen to online Lamb. Make sure it is the Lamb the Father has chosen. It is the Lamb that is to be eaten between you and the Father.
“And if the household is too little for the lamb”(Exodus 12:4) The Lamb is big enough for your house. You are free to eat the Lamb. “Seek Ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). The Lamb will take care of all the issues. You are loosed from all your cares and free to be with the Lamb. Any distractions, news feed, thoughts, worries, issues, cares of this world are secondary. Even if you don’t know how to eat the Lamb, eat the Lamb. If you have been late in eating the Lamb, eat the Lamb. Even if you have to get over something, eat the Lamb. If somebody or something is upsetting you, eat the Lamb. If there is God stuff to do, eat the Lamb. Drop everything and continue to drop everything and eat the Lamb. The way we were proceeding was only leading to dead ends and keeping us in Egypt. Interrupt and drop everything that gets you off from focusing on eating the Lamb. Eat the Lamb, it is God’s Plan.
“Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head and his legs, and the inner parts.”(Exodus 12:9) Do not water down the Lamb nor what God has in His Heart for you and your family. This eating the Lamb is the Lord at your house wanting you to eat His Lamb with you and your family. To eat “his head and his legs, and the inner parts” (Exodus 12:9). I searched the scriptures with the Holy Spirit to confirm eating the Lamb is the Father’s Heart Plan.
The Lamb is “the head of the Body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” (Colossians1:18). It was this scripture that made me realize the Lamb is first and to be eaten. If I get the Head inside of me then He will have preeminence in all things. The inward parts will give way to His motives working inside of me. The Lamb then is the Firstborn the Lord wants, so I have to eat it all; from His Head to His feet.
The Scripture “his head and his legs, and the inner parts” (Exodus 12:9) brought me to the sharings called, “The Heart of God in Leviticus.” The head and the legs are again in Leviticus 1:12-13, “And he shall cut it into his pieces, with the head and his fat: and the priest shall lay them in order on the wood that is on the fire which is on the altar; But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water…” The sharings called, “The Heart of God in Leviticus,” by Kelly Koshatka, go into detail about the Head and the legs, the fire on the Altar, the ordering of the wood, the sprinkling of the blood, washing the Body of the Sacrifice.
“Wherein they shall eat it” (Exodus 12:7) We eat the Lamb while sheltering in place. We are all eating the same Lamb. We have a responsibility to eat the Lamb the Father has given for our house and for each other. And it is the same Lamb to each of our households.
“Eat it in haste, it is the Lord’s Passover” (Exodus 12:11) This is the Lord’s time, eating the Lamb is the Lord’s provision for us. We are to stop treating this time like a plague/pandemic and start eating the Lamb. The time of the plague in Exodus became known as the feast of Passover, which in turn became known as Easter. “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Peter 1:19-20). It is the Lord’s time to get the Lamb in you and your family. The Father has come to our house and presented us with His Lamb to eat together. We are to eat the Lamb while sheltering in place.
Below are Randy's two most recent blogs, a two-part sharing!
In past years, this has been where different ones - the true giving vessels! - have given their financial gifts to help cover the needs of that year's Gathering to Jesus. If it is in your heart to give toward this year's needs, simply click on the picture below, which will take you to a page where you can do that. In the process of giving, there will be a place to write a note, and please indicate there if your gift is for the coming Gathering. Thank you so much.