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Finding “It”

Finding “It”

Luk 15:1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

Luk 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

Luk 15:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

Luk 15:4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

Luk 15:5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Luk 15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

Luk 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Luk 15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

Luk 15:9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

 

Today I want to talk about “finding it.”

I was sharing earlier today about some details in my journey.

Regardless of our particular instincts, they all share a common direction: Forward! Going out into the wild frontier of possibilities means you have to wean yourself from the nurturing state of normal and accepted practices. All of life is available to us, but not everyone will go through what it takes to enlarge our lives and reshape our environment so that we can release our instincts. (Bishop TD Jakes)
As a young boy growing up in Flint Michigan, it had always been my belief that there exists a secret door, a panel or some kind of portal within my home environment. On many occasions in my parent’s home, I can recall searching deep within closets, opening cabinet doors, and even pulling up the corners of the carpet in my bedroom wondering if by chance, an opportunity would be created for some secret entrance into another unique reality. I think the older we get, the less we search for that secret door and special portal that takes us from the routine into the revolutionary.

On May 17th of 2007, while living my life in a cubicle at General Motors, I decided to follow after my instincts; resign from comfort, turn my badge in on the routine, start my quest and journey for that secret door.
My safari took me to China, where I discovered a very unique process of helping to relieve pain with magnetic therapy and tourmaline stones. I was so impressed with this concept of pain relief, that I sold, borrowed, and invested all that we had in order to patent this phenomenon, and introduce this eastern practice to the United States and world at large. To date, we have integrated this process into knee supports, elbow supports, and waist supports to effectively assist people with pain. I believe that we have found that door, that panel, and special portal, which gives me great solace in knowing that we have escaped from the routine and have embarked into the revolutionary, by helping a generation to feel better, live better and overcome pain.

Within these 2 parables I want us to focus on the philosophy of complete and total wholeness. Too often in life we settle for the less than, versus the more than.  Note that Jesus poised this question to the religious sect of people of that day, in regard to his actions about fellowshipping with sinners. Jesus tells a parable about a person losing 1 out of 100 sheep. How this man leaves the 99 to go after the one that has been lost. How when he finds the one that is lost, that there is an embracing, rejoicing, and celebrating with others with what has been found. His passion was for the complete and the total, the entire 100, nothing short, no excuses to why He had to settle for the 99. Please right down the word Passion. We will discuss this word a little later.

Then Jesus speaks on another parable about a woman that lost 1 piece of silver from her 10. This accounting I would like to give greater attention to, as it relates to the Word of reformation, being seated, sons that serve, etc… that the Lord has been speaking into our spirits.

Luk 15:8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

  1. Light a candle – to light a candle in this day of the scripture means to set on fire the wick of the lampstand, so that there can be light. To set on fire is a term that means to ignite and burn with passion. To be excited! This woman had to be passionate about having all and not just some. She had to be zealous in her pursuit to not just settle and live in that mental prison of “something’s missing” in my life. This is a key point; because religious systems and religious people settle for the concept of outward demonstration, but no inward manifestation. 2 Timothy 3:5 – having a form (appearance) of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.  The form is the appearance only; the look of and not true success.

 

  1. This woman knew that you can’t find what you are looking for in the dark. She knew that the idea of being complete couldn’t be done in the dark. She knew what was missing in her life, couldn’t be found in the dark. This woman had to light a candle, in order to find what was truly missing. Paul somewhat deals with this, as he instructs his son in the gospel about the spirit of religion. He proceeds to talk about Jannes and Jambres, who were the magicians in the courts of Pharoah. They withstood Moses, and through their enchantments.  Exodus 7:11 – then pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers; now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. Enchantments means to blaze with fire, but as in a way to hide their true lack of power. Religion teaches charismatic appearances, but only as a way to hide or covertly cover the fact there isn’t true passion living on the inside. Note that there are 2 fires, one from a true passion for searching for complete and total wholeness, as this woman had in the parable. The other is a blaze of fire to for the mere appearance of wholeness, but not the reality of it. Be mindful of people who strive for the look of completion, in order to make others believe only. When we settle, we open the door to meddle? We only meddle; pry, gossip, snoop, and interfere with things, because inwardly we have settled for incompletion. The first thing that this woman did was light a fire. She became passionate about what was lost! She made the decision to not search in the dark, but passionately initiated light. Desire to be enlightened by the Word of God in order to experimentally, not conceptually, walk in wholeness.  Pro 3:13  Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Pro 3:14  For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. Pro 3:15  She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Pro 3:16  Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Pro 3:17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are Pro 3:18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. Pro 3:19  The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. Pro 3:20  By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew. Pro 3:21  My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: Pro 3:22  So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Pro 3:23  Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. Pro 3:24  When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Pro 3:25  Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. Pro 3:26  For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. A couple of things I highlighted here in this passage of scripture;  Finding wisdom is related to having life unto the soul, safety from slipping in life, and peace and wholeness when you lie down and sleep.
  2. This woman “swept the house”. To sweep the house, means to clean an area by brushing away the dirt. Are we willing to brush way the dust in order to find what’s been lost? Note that I say dust and not dirt. Dust is synonymous with the carnal mind or the flesh. Amen? Could it be that the dust is covering what has been lost? Are we the kind of people that are so religious that we cannot even admit that something has been lost? Are we hell bent on creating false fires, like Jannes and Jambres so that people will think we are someone powerful and passionate, when in deed we are just pretending? Do we settle for making the outside clean, and the inside is full of dead men’s bones?  (matt 23:27) interesting enough, when it says full of dead men’s bones, there was at one time life. But at some point something was lost or died. Now all is left is the bones of what once was. Lord give me passion lest I die. Lord give me the true fire of the Holy Ghost, and not strange fire of trying to people please.
  3. This woman swept the house, for the missing coin. What she was looking for was in the house! This is important. We have to embrace that what we are looking for is already within the house. My healing is in the house. My deliverance is in the house. My prosperity is in the house. My help with my wife is in the house. My strategy for my husband, is in the house. The success for my education is in the house. My wholeness is in the house. The coin is already in the house! The house is one’s Dwelling, Family, and the Temple. The coin is within the places I dwell. The Coin is within my family. The Coin is there within the temple. Light the candle…Sweep the house…Seek diligently. When you find it, they will know.

 

I will discuss diligence and they will know Sunday…