Monday, November 14, 2005

The Flame of Spirit

by Dale Shumaker

I was putting my planner together for next year. I ran across something I wrote in one of my notebooks around the summer of 2003. It is as follows:

We have a tendency to treat the Presence of God as linear.....
a start, progression, a build, a climax.

I see it differently.

God IS. "I am the one who is" (Revelation 1:8)

His Presence "IS".

To enter His Presence, Spirit, is to BE.

It is more like a piece of coal,
as it sits in His Presence, in Spirit.

It warms and warms, until it glows.
Then it becomes red hot.
The coals around build heat from each other.
They begin glowing bright red.
When two or more hot coals touch each other,
a flame comes up between them.
As others connect the flame increases in intensity.
A fire erupts...
other coals of no heat at all when placed on this fire...
warm, glow and then catch fire.

It all takes time through the process.

Entering His Presence is more of sitting, waiting, bathing in His Presence.
Power in Praise and Worship settings build much the same way.
It's a waiting, soaking,
a transcending into Spirit,
warming up to Him and then a fire erupts in His presence.

When His Presence becomes a flame of His Spirit, all is transformed that it touches. It brings hope, it heals, stirs and heals emotions, creates new life, convicts, restores.
People are drawn to Him by the Magnetic force of His Spirit in the flame.
We see our sins and shortcomings so clearly. We give up what hinders our lives from being very close, very intimate with Him. He removes the impurities from our lives.

In His Presence is Holiness. We want to remove anything ungodly as There we desire The Spirit Life more and more and only want what He Is... the pure essence of Jesus Spirit.

This kind of worship is central to the Spirit moving in our midst.
As we enter His presence personally, and when we enter it corporately.

I am seeing Worship as the center.

The prophetic is actively involved.
Preparation is so important. Like a bride preparing to meet her groom, she spends many hours preparing herself for him. We, to meet Jesus Spirit, need the same preparation.
In coming into His Presence our spirit must be intertwined with His Spirit... morphing us as One in Him.

The prophetic, sensitivity to His Voice, expressed in Glory will earmark our meetings... big and small. New intercessors will emerge. The intercessors will lead the way for the worshipers as we continuously dip into The Well of His Presence.

As intercession increases, the Heights, Depths of His presence increase.

The Words of the Lord to us will come from the prophets at the the place and times as led by the Spirit. Much preparation during the the day, especially alone in His presence, will be necessary from all for this to be a pure flow from the Spirit.

Are not all called to prophesy…
as worshipers lead into worship, prophetic incense comes on them as well. As God calls more into the life of intercession, the stream of Spirit will increase. It will grow out of larger springs and create the Rivers of Life Water we all have only heard of and never really seen, or have only seen in our dreams as we long for the magnitude of His presence around us.

God Speaks through multiple channels within worship itself. New intercessors will emerge and don’t overlook the younger who will be prophetically right beside the older and seasoned.

It will start with the committed ones willing to sacrifice time in prayer, give up lives that their gifts would grant them in the world.
We want Spirit!
We have tasted Spiritual riches. We have known of earthly riches, but our preference is, without a doubt, Spiritual riches.

I saw places of small and large groups of people with all their heads in flames and flames coming through their fingers toward heaven as the Power of Spirit engulfed, like an inferno, the place they met.

The sky was bright from this Light and like the wise men following the Light to Jesus at Birth, the new Light of Jesus Flame will light the sky and the wise seeking the riches of Spirit will journey to the Light. The Light lit up the skies, across the land and people will be engulfed in Spirit. We will all share in this where God's Spirit leads us and plants us.

Seek Him, listen to His Voice and follow as loyal servants as He guides you, builds the flame of His Fire in you.

Your fire of Presence and His Love will catch those on Fire who dare to even come close to you.

Burn with His Fire.

The Holy Spirit then gave me this rhyme:

The Bright Glow of the Spirit
Resides in me.

It was once unclear
but now I see.

The Power of His Love
is now His Shining Light surrounding me.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

All Previous Posts up to 9/14/05

By Dale Shumaker

From June, 2005 through August, 2005 I wrote with the pen name, Geffry Fields, an outline on how to revive the Body of Christ. I called this... Jesus Is Us. When Jesus died, He came back in the form of Spirit as a corporate body, a group of people, but uniquely One In Spirit.

So Jesus is an Us, we as a group are Jesus, so Jesus is Us.
Those who believe in Jesus are linked as One Group.

Most of the information was recreated from "The Body of Christ" an obscure book self-published by the late J. Robert Ashcroft before his death... this was his passion and life work.

The Posts Are Listed Below
Below is a list of the core posts and when they were posted.
The core of Jesus is Us is from June, 2005 through August, 2005.

To find individual titles, go back to
"Archive" list,
click on the month it was posted.
Scroll down to the title.

September, 2005
9/14/2005 Spirit is on You...NOW!
9/11/2005 Just a Messenger...Geffry
9/10/2005 About... Jesus is Us
9/09/2005 Stories... Symbols of Spirit
9/02/2005 Prayer, Relationship... a personal thing

August, 2005
8/26/2005 Spirit of Time
8/19/2005 Self Examine... then commit
8/19/2005 Supernatural Gifts exceed natural birth talents
8/11/2005 A Powerful Body in Action... Dr. A's Passion
8/09/2005 Matrix of Jesus Spirit Power
8/05/2005 Great Groups in Jesus Spirit

July, 2005
7/29/2005 When Same Minds Meet...Triggers the Spectacular
7/22/2005 Predictive Intelligence... a Spiritual Arsenal
7/15/2005 Practical Side of Living Jesus Spirit
7/09/2005 Magnitude of Being One...
7/01/2005 Nucleus of Spiritual Power Rediscovered

June, 2005
6/25/2005 Mystery of Spirit... Supernatural delights in surprises
6/22/2005 Connecting Circuits... they all must flow
6/18/2005 The Individual... Jesus Premier people person
6/11/2005 The Bible... which one I like
6/11/2005 Our Body... Jesus’ Spirit lives there
6/06/2005 Response to Mega church…mega deception?
6/04/2005 In Our Dreams... Jesus teaches us
6/03/2005 In Meditation... Jesus Spirit Blossoms

May, 2005
5/28/2005 From Survival to The Supernatural
5/21/2005 Spiritual Intelligence… a supernatural mystery
5/20/2005 Mega church....or mega deceptions
5/13/2005 Making Love in the Bride’s Room
5/13/2005 Jesus Is Us is about...
5/11/2005 Relationship Power... exceeds what's possible
5/07/2005 The Spirit of Jesus is us... Possibilities!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Spirit is on You...NOW!

by Dale Shumaker

This is for you NOW.
It is happening in our lives NOW!

The Spirit of Jesus is on Us.

Jesus is Us.

He has anointed Us to bring this good news...
everyone challenged by life now is exonerated,
You now have been granted a reprieve of every mistake you ever make,
And, now , this very instant, all of The Jesus Spirit is part of you!

Those with broken hearts will now have joy within this Spirit.
If you are handicapped emotionally, physically, mentally....your now have all of Jesus power at your disposal to be set free.

This is the favorable year of the Spirit of Jesus...And again, it is in you and will respond immediately when you ask for it. It is in you and lives in you.

Spirit will be your defense attorney and bring justice to your life where you have been treated unfairly.

If you are sad, Spirit will raise up a happy heart, a positive mind and give you a new, refreshed exhilaratingly, exciting vision for your life.

Instead of a box of tissue beside you for continually wiping the tears of sadness from your eyes,
You have faces of laughter beside you, smiles that lift your spirit and people who love you for who you are.

This is the favorable year of Jesus Spirit in you...
expect His love to surround,
this very instant.

It's within your reach and in you and all His love, joy and peace will envelope your very being Right Now.

Begin to take it all in right now!

You will not feel weak and unable to walk with the weight of depression on your shoulders,

you will be declared to be in the right by all who see your life and justice will prevail. It is now being declared by the Spirit of the Greatest One of the Universe.

God, Jesus and Spirit are all on your side and you will triumph from the old and the new is running into your life now,
this very instant.

You will rebuild all that you thought was ruined in your life. It is actually already been built for you and you just go take it into your life now,
this very instant.

All that was ruined is in the process of being repaired to be better than new,
better than before...right now.

All who you thought despised you, thought poorly of you will see this new you.

They will make a fuss over how great you have become and want to be in your company, to hang out with you and listen excitedly to every word you have to say.

They will see you as the a noted leader, look to you for direction and answers, want to provide you the most significant, the most important things to you.

You will eat the best dinners from all these new friends who want you to come to their house or take you to the finest restaurants.

They will be so honored to just be in your presence. They will brag to their friends that they had the chance to just eat lunch with you.

Instead of feeling ashamed for all the things you messed up in your past, you will have twice as much as you managed to mess up.

Instead of losing everything, you will have twice as much as you lost...and it will compound continually to more and more.

You will have so much you can't give it away fast enough. It will keep coming your way increasingly faster than how fast you try to give it all away.

You will have so much happiness, you will not be able to hold it back. People will know you by your laugh, your chuckle, and bright smile.

Your happiness will be a trademark of who you are and what people say about you.

This position of life is sealed in the Words of Jesus Spirit. This agreement with you and Spirit will last forever and no one can break the living contract you have in Jesus Spirit.

All your children will be well know and they will be recognized as your offspring every place they go. Because the Spirit of Jesus in you is in them.

They will walk in the power of Jesus Spirit and all will be extreme in their happiness around them.

You will rejoice all day long for all Jesus Spirit is creating around, among and in you.

You will be walking in the clouds as if it were like your wedding day. You will looked to for your insight of justice in handling all matters... your hope for them in all you see in them, and the faith it builds in everyone around you.

Yes, this is the favorable year of Jesus Spirit in you.

All you plant will be well watered and fertilized to produce exceptional plants of life, and contribution to those around you.

It will be so big that even if you try to keep it a secret the Word about your life in Spirit exuberance will be seen from city to city, county to county, state to state.

It has arrived, it is now, just take it in and live it out in the free Gift of Jesus Spirit Now in you.
Yes, in you this very instant.

With shoulders back and head high, walk in the Confidence of Jesus Spirit now your Warrior in all you face and do.

This is all beginning in your life TODAY!

Jesus is Us.

[What the Prophet Isaiah(61) said in the Bible, is fulfilled today...
via Geffry to you.]

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Just a Messenger...

Dale Shumaker

As John the Baptist was a forerunner of Jesus,
the Spirit of God himself, this messenger is a forerunner
to the very Presence of Jesus among you.

If you choose to form Jesus is Us Covenant Groups, the very Person, Power, Presence of Jesus will show up again.

If you build a business around a Jesus is Us Core and allow the Supernatural Gifts of the Spirit to flow through you, you will see a new manifestation of Spirit to appear.

If you, as a group or mission, allow Jesus Spirit to be One in you, among you, the Supernatural evidences of Jesus Spirit will be among you.

If you, as a married couple, make this your status of relationship, you will birth supernaturally gifted children and share Spiritually-directed ventures... with the Supernatural Gifts among you.

I am only a messenger like John the Baptist... announcing the coming of the Great One.

He can come even now as you morph your life into Jesus is Us. I am one of the least. He, Jesus Spirit as One in you, will demonstrate the greatest of His Power and Gifts. When you yield from self interests, and mold into Jesus Spirit as One for each other, to each other in love, compassion, kindness and humility,

ALL the Great Supernatural manifestations of Jesus Presence Among you will spill through you.

If organizations who say they represent Spirituality, stubbornly stay in their man-made structures, methods, and man-inspired ideas, they will dry up and break up like clay without water.

On the other hand, those 2, 3, 4 One in Jesus Spirit who let the streams, springs of Spirit flow, refreshing them every day, will see growth of Gifts of Spirit. The Fruits of the Richness of Spirit will constantly invigorate their lives.

I just came to tell.

He, Jesus is Us, Spirit as One, comes to bring exuberant life.

Try it and see what happens...

Make your business a Jesus is Us business to satisfy the needs of a Spiritually malnutritioned humanity.

Make your groups and organizations a Spring of new life and freshness to causes and mission.

Nurture your marriage to give birth to Supernatural Fruit that revives the relationships of your life.

People have a tendency to give because they want something back, so they give gifts to get something out of it. The Spirit is the Greatest Gift… it’s given out of love, so we have greater life and can serve others in creation. It is to be shared and passed on…not requiring anything back.

And God gives the Spirit freely to everyone who asks... as a Gift of Greatest value. It is given to us, so we also freely give it to others.

Through Spirit all is accomplished, all is made, all well-being inhabits it, all joy exists, all love abounds in great abundance.

The Greatest Gift is Jesus Spirit that lives continually in Us.

Be excited about Jesus is Us... His Spirit lives, for real, in you. Live in that and especially in Jesus expression of Love in you to each other.

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
Because the LORD has anointed me
To bring good news to the humble and hurting.
He has sent me to heal broken hearts,
To proclaim liberty to those in addictions.
And freedom to those imprisoned by life;

To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn."
(Prophet Isaiah)

Today, this prophecy is fulfilled.
The Messiah, Anointed One, The Son of God
is here, NOW, among you.

He is
Jesus is Us!

Get the whole story.
Read the blogs Archived...
starting June, 2005 through August, 2005.

Jesus is Us!

Just a Messenger...

Saturday, September 10, 2005

About... Jesus is Us

by Dale Shumaker

A path to Spiritual Power.

A community of free spirits in Jesus,
craving intimacy in relationships, spectacular spirituality

using Jesus Power and not Evil Powers
for Spiritual transformation and miracle magic
of a Higher Manifestation.

It's about Jesus in you,
Spirit-driven universal principles
which rule the kingdoms of the Universe.

It's a Spiritual love connection among mankind
destroying controlling-behaviors caused by the scars of life,

eradicating human need
through a passion for love.

Jesus Is Us is the Creative Power of God
residing in our relationships,

lifestyle re-energizing inner vision....

a force of warriors of Spirit,
renegades to conventional wisdom,
fighting for truth and living in
a nucleus of genuine Spiritual power...

in a world plagued with Spiritual malnutrition....

a Supernatural search engine
powered by Jesus Spirit.

This is what
Jesus is Us!
is about.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Stories... Symbols of Spirit

by Geffry Fields

So much of Spiritual principles of life are not comprehended with our intellectual mind.

We try to rationalize Spirit, using logic and other means and it just falls short. Our thoughts, and intellectual abilities just can't really grasp Spirit and It’s Intelligence. That’s why Jesus emphasized faith. It works, Spirit works in a superior intelligence strata, but it is beyond us to figure out how it works. We just know it works.

In the Bible, Jesus used stories with a Spiritual principle woven into them to teach them Spiritual systems. So many of the things we take literally from reading the Bible are more allegorical... a story, example with an illustration. In other words, Jesus was saying “…to understand what this is in Spirit, it may be more like this…”

Sometimes we wonder why Jesus healed many using so many different ways.
Some he just spoke to. Once he put mud in someone’s eyes.... made from his own saliva and dirt. Was he just a creative guy who just liked variety. I feel in most cases He was trying to get across a Spiritual point... an analogy we could use so that our human intellectual “limitations” could grasp his point.

Baptisms and Rituals
Three forms of baptisms are mentioned in the Bible. One was in water to note that we are washed clean of an old way of living, thinking and we take on a totally new way. The other was to know His Spirit would totally saturates our human make-up and we would be a representative of Spirit just like Him, Jesus Spirit in us, living in us. A third was the baptism of death to human limitations… our society's influence on how we do things and the ways we think. A death to our personal destructive appetites which bring us harm.

Some like to continue to practice rituals. They were very popular with the religious society of Jesus' day.

There is nothing inherently wrong with having a ritual. Some practice a lot of rituals. Many of these can be a reminder of something of value it stands for.

The danger is when we make the ritual itself sacred. That there is something in the ritual that makes things right, or changes things. Everything comes back to the heart, the mind. As the Jesus Follower, Paul, said all these things have no value within themselves. What matters is a change of heart, mind and soul. (These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, humility, and severe bodily discipline. But they have no effect when it comes to conquering a person's evil thoughts and desires, Col. 2:23, The Bible)

Stories help us to Grasp Spirit Intelligence
Examples, illustrations, stories can have their benefit when they help us understand what the Jesus Spirit is up to in our lives.

Jesus used the example of the grain of wheat. He said a grain of wheat must die before it can grow and be productive… produce more wheat. We too, must let our intellectual, emotional and psychological dependence die to see Spirit productive in our lives. These interfere because they get in the road, are like weeds around wheat, and are inferior to Spirit.

The story about how wheat germinates is the same way we must “germinate” to become powerful in Spirit. (A seed must gain 30% additional water weight to germinate. It also must be in a high water content in the soil for about 3 days.)

We can use stories, illustrations to create Spiritual meaning as well.

Try to influence people through stories versus laying down the law with rules. Tell a story that illustrates your point. When you have a profound Spiritual thought, ask the Spirit to give you a story on how to explain this to someone.

I had a wise business owner explain almost every business principle he learned with a story. He would share something that happened to him in business and what he learned from it.

People like stories and they can get involved with stories.

As a child I used to walk around the pastures after I took the cows out to pasture. I walked the streams, climbed hills, sat on the top of a hill and looked at the clouds floating above the mountains of Pennsylvania.

It was an inspiring moment. I knew a Spirit of the Universe loomed around everything. There was much peace, intrigue, desire for adventure. Each day I would take a different way back to the house.

I would walk a couple miles wondering, thinking, observing, dreaming. Jesus Spirit then was descending around me. It was like when the Spirit, looking like a Dove, come on Jesus when He was baptized. That's where I was baptized... with Spiritual Awareness.

The Spirit of Jesus Himself come on me at those moments. Joy, happiness walked with me at those times. It's not the ritual that brings the Spirit to you. It's not the technique you apply. It's allowing the Spirit that is naturally there to mold, mend, mine into your heart.

On those walks around the land, I never tried to figure things out.
I just knew. It was just there.

A character was being formed in Me. How, what…caused it. I have no clue. It just happened. Jesus Spirit was at work in me.

The ancient prophet said… God would put Spirit in every One’s heart and everyone would know Spirit, interact with Spirit… Spirit, God, Jesus Spirit personally Himself would teach you, the prophet said.

I learned that early in life. Jesus Spirit Himself was teaching me then. I live with that fixed in me. I don’t ever see God forsaking me for any reason. He Is, and always has been there. I get sad when I do things that may displease Him. He has offered to be my good, faithful buddy in all things. I sometimes shortchange my role in that. He has never done that to me. He was always there when I asked for Him.

There is one absolute of Jesus Spirit I see for sure in my life…
He is There… Always!

My behavior never makes Him go away. I may push Him away. But,
He is there… Always!.

When I do push Him away, I see Him become sad. I see His tears for me. When I realize what I have done, I then shed tears. I have pushed away a very faithful friend..
He is There… Always!

That’s how I know… Jesus is Us. I see Him in everyone.
I am part of you: you are part of me.

Jesus in us is One between us… Jesus is Us.

Everyone I see, I see Jesus Spirit wanting to walk the hills of My Heart as One Together in Him.
I feel tears when I see someone push Him away. But like Him I wait for One to welcome Jesus Spirit into Our Heart….
Jesus Spirit is there… Always.

As you become sad and receive His presence in you again, we share our happiness.
Then We, Jesus Spirit in you and Me, are Together.

Jesus Is Us….
In our hearts, we are happy!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Prayer, Relationship... intimate interactions

by Geffry Fields

Prayer is relationship...
our relationships reflect what we are in prayer.

Prayer is the constant interaction of Spirit through us as it inter-relates constantly in Spirit. Spirit flows back and forth to us. It is the communication of spirit with Spirit (of God).

Three views of Prayer
1. Some see prayer as a Pollyanna thing out of a fairy tale book. They see it as serving no useful purpose and a ridiculous, stupid thing to do or count on. They do not believe a Spiritual force exists we can actually tap into through prayer… that is alive, intelligently active and interacts with us.

2. Some see prayer as a way to get things. It is much like the Santa wish list. It's a way to acquire things we want in life. It is about asking and receiving things wanted just because we want it.

3. Another view of prayer is... it is our interacting relationship with God in Spirit. Spirit communicates with us and directs us on what to do throughout a day. It's a total Spiritual communication involving all the mind, heart and soul.

The highest, deepest level of intimate interactions!!
This is the Jesus is Us view.

It is a relationship channel we interact with constantly in Spirit... Jesus Spirit.

It’s reproductively active and flows through us. As Jesus said, "I will provide a Spring of Living Water"... that's a constant flow of fresh water that comes into us. We then disperse this flow(Jesus Spirit) to others and it is shared with all. It is receiving who and what God is… and giving it away.

Oswald Chambers said this about prayer:
"Prayer is not a normal part of the life of the natural man. We hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if he doesn’t pray, but I question that. What will suffer is the life of [Jesus Spirit] in him, which is nourished not by food, but by prayer.
...We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the Spiritual purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.
...To say that 'prayer changes things' is not as close to the truth as saying, 'Prayer changes me and then I change things.'
God has established things so that prayer changes the way a person looks at things. Prayer is not a matter of changing things externally, but one of working miracles in a person’s inner nature." (My Utmost for His Highest, August 28 reading.)

Dr. A. summed things up as two key areas for Jesus is Us power...
--Prayer... existing in constant interaction in Spirit with God himself.
--Relationship... extending this “in Spirit” relationship to relating “in Spirit” with others.

It's so much about relationship... with Jesus Spirit, within ourselves and with others. Prayer... then is who we are, not so much what we do.

We are prayer... Jesus Spirit in continual interaction in us.

In prayer, we connect in relationship with others of the Same Spiritual pursuit. We respond to others consistent with Jesus Spirit (Who is literally One with everything in the universe).

So, when in this Spiritual relationship "in Spirit,"
we normally practice these people relationship qualities…
--loving others as ourselves
--giving freely to others needs
--forgiving when things go wrong
--tolerating what we can't change

Through Jesus Spirit, in prayer, we team with others’ complementary gifts for increasing Power. Our Spiritual Gifts team with their Spiritual Gifts which create tremendous power.

With this in mind, as you pray and when you pray, relationships build between the two interacting in Spirit... it can be vocal or silent. It happens when those in the same Spirit are in uninhibited flow, flowing without emotional hindrances.

If, after we pray, there is disregard for the “relationship feature” of being One in Spirit, potency of prayer diminishes, digresses and lessens.

When we disregard the relationship factor, everything breaks up. The potential of prayer is drastically hampered and dampened. What is committed to in Spirit needs to remain consistent with the Jesus Spirit and the Qualities of Spirit within you, to God and to each other. But if respect for another one of God's creation is not there, prayer power, Spirit working power, is not there either. Spirit honors its creation, we must honor it in the same way too.

Spirit that likes to give itself away, Spirit (prayer) flows in a natural manner between those with the Same Spirit.

It connects without effort... while loving freely.

Jesus Spirit flows back and forth like a stream circulating, refreshing, refueling, re-energizing.

In prayer, interacting in Jesus Spirit, we become bigger, much bigger than ourselves as this flow builds on itself. It is like putting two surging Springs together which form a mountain stream of great rapids of flowing power.

Potential for power keeps increasing steadily and compounding at Supernatural rates.

As we refine the process of this flowing Spirit of relationship among each other, power intensifies.

As you intensify Spirit in prayer… by interacting in Spirit constantly, and building relationships with others in Spirit, the magnitude of Spirit will live as a natural part of you.

Cultivate prayer,
build relationships.

Make Prayer
and Relationships your emphasis in life.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Spirit of Time

By Geffry Fields

Spirit has its time based on its own ways.

We have our way of using time, and opinions on time.
Spirit has its ways which are uniquely Spirit.
Spirit’s ways are above human ability to understand, and create.
It’s the way of Spirit.
We cannot grasp it humanly…
It must be grasped in Spirit.

Here are some ways of Spirit on time.

Everything has a time.
When we sense or are directed to do, something it has its time. Not all ideas or actions are for now, some have an appointed time in the future, a right time. It will have a time and we must be patient on "when is the time" for something.

As we see a vision, are in a mission, desire a result;
it will come in Spirit’s time.

Got to give things time.
Some things are seeds and it takes time for them to grow.

In the meantime we got to plan, cultivate, develop and provide ways to nourish the seeds we plant. So during this time be diligent to nurture what you want to grow. There will be a time for it to bloom.

Stay in time.
There is a rhythm in Spirit. Get in stride with that rhythm

and flow in the timing of the rhythm.

It's getting in the flow and staying in the flow. All comes along without stress during the time it is developing…as we flow in Spirit, in its rhythm.

Spend time in Spirit Thoughts and Expression.
All things are created by Spirit... when in Spirit.

So one must give dedicated, focused, concentrated time for this.

This is one of the hardest to do as it seems we have so little time in life to devote extended, uninterrupted time in Spirit.

When in Spirit ... what we see, dream and visualize... begins forming into reality during those times. Just think, what we see, dream and visualize, in Spirit that very moment...
Spirit is starting the actualizing process. The process for it becoming a reality is beginning right at that exact time.
What we see… is beginning to form right then.

Faith builds, Jesus Spirit becomes more of us and
Great Results of Supernatural levels begin forming.

Spirit is always on time.
Spirit creates what it creates
for us at just the right time and just on time.

Faith is required, so we do not panic, and
we can expect Spirit produced results on time.

Spirit has its own concept of time. IT may not be the same as ours. It would suit us all well to recognize the time of Spirit and how it works. It has a “mind” of its own, not at all like a human mind. Spirit has its own intelligence and power we can only tap through Spirit. So we need to develop skills to work in concert with Spirit within its time.

We don't know the exact time of Spirit so diligence and steadiness are so important. The most important is spending time in Spirit to sense the timing of Spirit.

Dr. A pointed out a key factor for all of Spirit to be expressed in and through us is about "Tarrying".... spending unhurried time in Spirit and we will see great results from that time in Jesus
(The dictionary defines tarry as…to remain, wait or stay temporarily, as in a place.)

Great Miracle-Gifted people commonly spend 4 or 5 hours a day in prayer, meditation, Scripture reflection... dreaming while in the Jesus Spirit. Spirit covers ground expansively across the whole universe and into every finite crack and crevice of the world.

Spirit is macro...massively covering everything,
and micro... within the most elaborate detail.

The more time we can give in meditation, prayer and highly focused on Spirit giving results,
the more we communicate within Jesus Spirit

allowing Jesus Spirit to speak to us.

The more we allow Spirit to mold us and create replicas of Jesus,
the more Spirit Power goes out and creates
what we think on, meditate on... while in Jesus Spirit.

Stay in time with Spirit.

Supernatural will become
a natural part of your existence.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Self Examine... then commit

By Geffry Fields

Practice self-examination
then commit to another person to share your observations.

Let Jesus Spirit shine light on your most inner nature and trust that more than other people's comments. Tell others what you have observed about yourself and express to them your commitment to get better in these areas.

Saying it or emailing it to someone impels our subconscious to make a contract with ourselves that we are committed to Spiritual growth and excellence.

Self examination is a very strong way to grow spiritually. When we take time to look at our own life, and see what we are doing right... consistent with Jesus Spirit... and what we are doing in rhythm with Spirit, it helps us develop Spiritually. When we see things out of rhythm with Jesus Spirit we need to correct it militantly. We literally declare war on the imperfection we see and destroy it. If we let it go, it will develop, become a strong power in us and even destroy us.

The way to destroy harmful spiritual qualities is to not attack them directly, but focus on the opposite of it and develop the opposite good quality.

The whole key to spiritual growth is truth....
to be honest with our selves and make life-transforming changes.

Businesses commonly conduct employee evaluations. Someone points out what we need to do better, then we work to make these changes. Some make changes. But our human nature is to rebel against this. We may act like we are doing things or acting different, but in most cases this is only a surface change (only to pacify the other person).

It is more effective to point someone a positive direction versus telling them what they are doing wrong. Get them to commit to the right way and the wrong is taken care of in the process. It also keeps the other person's own self value in place, and motivates them more to positive action.

I you feel someone needs to fix something in their lives, use prayer as a way to help them. Visualize with Spirit the image Jesus Spirit would have for them and affirm that in your prayers...ask God to make them that way. See the same greatness in them that God sees in them, as He ideally created them to be.

Let Jesus Spirit do the changing He wants... Allow them to apply self-examination. Then when they voice their personal findings from self-examining, reflecting about their lives, as Jesus Spirit shows them, be their cheerleader to become what they want to be.

We only change what we discover and we choose to change.
...on our own initiative.

Jesus recommended we take time to examine ourselves. Look at our hearts and let Jesus Spirit assist in changing our hearts. In our meditations and prayers, as we see things we want to do differently which more closely reflect what Jesus Spirit is, we begin the process to make that become who we are.

It is good to compare what is working and what isn't.
What is in line with Jesus Spirit and what isn't.
It's not so much about being punished for being out of line as it is about finding happiness, love, joy and being effective. When we are out of sync with the Universe of Spirit, Jesus Spirit, we are out of whack mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Just out of sync with all around us.

Take time to examine yourself, let the light of His Spirit search and show you what needs changed. See what you are doing right. Continue to do more of what helps you do right and change that which is out of whack with Jesus Spirit… Universal System of Spirit.

Then share with another what you are seeing, what you want to change as Jesus Light of Spirit shows you.

Tell a close friend your observations. The ground rule is you do not judge, criticize, condemn when someone shares a desire to change.

As a friend/mate/work associate be understanding, a prayer support, a cheerleader... to love, heal and be compassionate.

Judging others takes out of others their power to change. On the contrary, spending time on examining ones self and being a support to others brings positive change to live, consistently, in Spirit. It stirs up the very Power of Jesus Spirit to work with you.

Focus on fixing yourselve and not fixing others. We will see enough we need to work on in ourselves to keep us busy.

Then everyone will get better and we will see the Power of Spirit emerge in all we do.

The Scriptures makes a reference to come clean with our shortcomings we keep secret. That we should own up to them and share them with others... proving that we really are serious about doing something about them.

If we keep our shortcomings to ourselves, we can constantly get away with not changing things that, in the long term, keep us from getting all we really would like from Jesus Spirit with us.

Be willing to share our shortcomings with someone you can trust. Then someone who shows love, understanding, compassion will help us grow deeper into Jesus Spirit making us much more effective where we want to be.

Now you have encouragement to help you with the problem, shortcoming, limitation.
...Now it is not yours to handle all alone.

There is power in this kind of support as it strengthens all involved.

Again, our place is to love, heal wounds, be a comfort, give compassion and be understanding.

Pray God's best into others,
speak God's best to them
and we all will be the driving force for each other
to Spiritual Greatness.

When you do that, you literally speak a blessing into someone’s life.
You give them the Spiritual boost they need to pump up Jesus Spirit in their lives.

This is a powerful concept for building the tight-knit groups of Supernatural Greatness.
All groups function better
when someone's voice of concern about one’s own life
is strengthened by others around them.

It eliminates the natural tendency for rebellion provoked when others point out our faults. Causing Spiritual power to diminish.

Self examination, committing to others our desire for getting better and seeking assistance for change to a new, stronger person builds the Jesus is Us power cell.

It's a Power-way to group strength, growth and for the Supernatural to prevail in all our relationships.

Being vulnerable in Spirit to each other as a Jesus Spirit Group
builds the Spiritual strength

to make Jesus is Us Supernaturally Great.

Supernatural Gifts exceed natural birth talents

By Geffry Fields

When people work as units their gifts begin to surface.

The first level is in the they are born with, the ones that come to the surface throughout one's life time.

The second level are the Spiritual Gifts. Those that emerge in Jesus is Us meetings when all are One with Spirit, One with each other and the Same Mind. Spiritual gifts are truly “gifts” and given from Jesus Spirit in response to the need of each group and for the need that each group is desiring to meet.

Talent Birth Gifts

Today's world is recognizing that discovering natural talent is important as it affects people's contribution and motivation they have on a job/activity. Much research has been done the last decade to help business, groups and organizations learn what these are and help people discover their birth-gifts and put them to use.

One study by Gallup Poll came up with 24 talent strengths people may have. In a book, Now, Discover Your Strengths, they provide a way to find these through an internet talent discovery test, but also outlined in the book are ways to find them in our lives.

They identified the following areas to look at:

Spontaneous, top of the mind reactions
When faced with any situation, of urgency or problem to solve, we have a natural tendency to respond in a certain way. If one takes a minute and looks at how they are thinking (think about your thinking) you will see characteristics about yourself, and how you go about solving or responding to things… things you intuitively start doing.

These fly through your mind immediately, in any given situation, and they may be an indicator of talents you have.

What you yearn for, really would like to be part of your life is another gauge to use. This may be a passionate interest, desire and something you feel strongly to do. Mozart had a yearning for music; Grandma Moses always wanted to paint and late in her life she did; Mother Teresa had exceptional compassion for mankind and wanted to help the struggling ones in life.

All these had a strong internal drive, a yearning, for what they did... which yielded a rare talent.

Rapid Learning
What comes easily may be traces of talent. When you notice others may struggle with something, this may come easy and natural for you. This may be a talent quality you have. When you take a course you grasp the information quickly, it may reveal a true underlining talent.

When ever you do something and it gives you a great amount of satisfaction, it my be a natural talent indicator. Note what you really enjoy doing that gives you a great amount of fulfillment doing it.

For me it may be reading information and sharing with others; my son would like remodeling a bathroom; my mother loves to bake pies and give them to neighbors. These are possible indicators of inherent natural talents a person has… teacher, craftsman, server.

All these are natural birth talents which everyone has. We are now just recognizing the importance of knowing these and getting people involved in their strengths...birth talents. This adds the most to being effective, motivated and making one's best contribution in what we do. When we force people out of these, research has shown people perform poorly, are unhappy, lose hope, and may even be led to self-defeating behaviors.

These are powerful findings in research for making a contribution to life, staying motivated and happy all the time.

Spiritual Gifts
There are Gifts of a level higher, greater, and move advanced than our birth talents. If our natural talents were discovered in each person and then we each add Spiritual Gifts, we would function at Supernatural Levels... if I may be bold enough to say... beyond anything we have ever seen in a society yet.

These gifts show up when the group practices, and has the methods and qualities working in their lives which were discussed in these previous articles....
A Powerful Body in Action... Dr. A's Passion
Matrix of Jesus Spirit Power
Great Groups in Jesus Spirit
When Same Minds Meet...Triggers the Spectacular
Practical Side of Living Jesus Spirit
Magnitude of Being One...

The nucleus of power is intertwined through
One with Spirit
One with each other
One in the Same Mind

Relationship is key...
Loving each other.

Dr. A continued to emphasize "the importance of sacrificial love. It is the cement that unites and holds together the unity so needed." This ignites the fire of Jesus Spirit which manifests Spiritual Gifts through individuals in a group.

"But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us." (John the Apostle)

Through love to each other, ALL the Indefinable Powers of creation are part of our every day life. Spiritual Gifts are of a Supernatural level, for a purpose with the group, and to provide what is needed supernaturally which the natural talents may fall short in accomplishing.

This is such a power punch we have not included in meetings we have in a business, organizations or any size group.

Our civilization, especially in the United States, has been slacking in our investigations of this and trying out the compelling possibilities it has as a functional apparatus of our lives.

It is available to us.

"We have all these abilities and can perform all of these tasks. But without love, you and I are nothing and profit nothing from any of them." (Dr. A)

The first missing ingredient in all we do is Love. When self interest is the underlining motivation of group members, the power of love is quenched. When love abounds, power, harmony, effectiveness abounds….Spiritual Gifts begin to spring up.

Supernatural Gifts of Jesus Spirit

Here are a few gifts that Spirit gives regardless of intelligence, age, education, position....

Spirit transforms our being to perform Supernaturally… with a group as small as 2, 3, 4….

We may see different ones display above-human abilities. The Spirit will go above and beyond natural talents we have, and those some have discovered early in life and developed into skills they presently use.

In a meeting, when each has committed to a Jesus Spirit life, these can be manifested through individuals in the group. It may come from unlikely sources but be a dramatic display of Supernatural ability… not seen in that person before.

Gifts of Spirit… produced Supernaturally through Jesus Spirit

Wise Advice
This is a thought, idea that has great depths in wisdom in that it solves a problem both short-term and long-term and relationships are built up and each person saves face.

Jesus, in handling the cynical religious leaders of his day, was very gifted with Divine Wisdom. He was so clever He constantly baffled them. This was wisdom beyond human wisdom.

Special Knowledge
Sometimes knowing something out of the clear blue pops into one's mind. Jesus knew all about a lady’s life …her life, history and the way she lived… when he first met her and no one telling him.
It was a Spiritual Intelligence report from Spirit only.

With this gift the person just knows information, through supernatural awareness. This may sound extreme and too remarkable, but those who have Spiritual Gifts expressed through them have experienced this.

Some have great faith and without seeing the evidence of a potential result will just believe, without the least doubt, that it will happen. This person sees great miracles happen around him and transformations in lives where they project this faith.

Once Jesus was asleep in a boat during a storm. He had great faith that the storm would not take his life so He was sound asleep, although his followers were scared out of their wits. He had great faith. He told the storm to stop…and it did.

Get a handle on this scenario… as Jesus is Us we have power over nature’s events.

This is Great, Supernatural faith… We can have it too!

When on earth, Jesus was reported to have healed many people. We can have the same privilege, and those who the Spirit gives the gift of healing will do this. Again, these are gifts and the Spirit will choose the ones who enact it.

Be open again to unlikely sources who many have this gift. It may not be the most distinguished one in a group.

Performing Miracles
In a group, the chances of seeing miracles happen around you increase dramatically. It was said Jesus performed many miracles and now as Jesus Is Us we can see the same through us, especially as united, believing groups.

This can be for couples in marriage, business teams, mission groups.... whatever the mission or venture, miracles can be the common activity of groups united, One in Jesus Spirit and following the pattern of lifestyle Jesus taught. It's knowing His teaching, living consistently with His teaching, and allowing the Jesus Spirit to totally swallow you up, engulf your whole makeup.

When we hold nothing back from Him, He will bring all of Him to us. This again is so related to our loving, generous, compassionate heart to those around us. The more we love, help and care for each other, and love sacrificially, the more we will see miracles of all kinds be products of our groups...of 2, 3, 4 or more.

Knowing the Difference between True Spirit and False spirit.
Some people can perform magic, but not have the true Spirit of Jesus in their lives. So a person must watch not to be misled to think everyone who does impressive things is of the Jesus Spirit.

Look at their attitudes.
The Spirit of God is humble, kind, and gentle and looks out for the other more than one’s self. When you see an ego, harsh expressions, events that center around that person and his/her agenda, it is evidence to beware.

The Spirit within you will let you know whether this is a Spirit of Jesus or a diabolical, selfish spirit to impress and demonstrate personal power. Jesus Spirit desires to make one's self less important and build up the importance of others.

This day and age one needs to watch this very closely. It is very tricky and even the most mature true follower of Jesus, can be misled, for a while. Jesus knew when the religious leaders were out to trick him. He treated them very wisely and shrewdly. This was a gift Jesus, when on earth, had to employ a lot. But His times in God's Spirit gave Him this ability... we can have too.

Hearing Directly from God
Jesus Spirit speaks to everyone. Even Paul the Apostle said that we all should be able to hear directly from God. That love and hearing from Spirit was the higher goals.

When we come to meet with others, we should always have a sense of what Spirit is saying to us today... and share that. We all should be collecting these thoughts from everyone throughout the day, from everyone we meet... especially those we see as least important in life.

Dr. A believed this strongly...that some of the most profound moments of Spirit Speaking to us came from the most unimportant around us, least likely or least suspecting person. So don't over look every run into of the day. Keep your heart and Spirit open.

I know when visiting Dr. A he would ask when I walked in his office "what is God saying to you today." It wasn't a protocol greeting on his part. He believed Spirit was always speaking to everyone. He didn’t want to miss what Spirit was saying through anyone.

To hear from Spirit, we need to hear from everyone we meet. And not over look anyone.

Some times we rely on a person or two be God’s Spokesperson for us in our lives… someone we think is right next to God. Spirit may use this person, but so many times Jesus Spirit will speak to us through the least ones, least important in the world. They may have the Best of what God has to say to us at that time.

It may not be in a special meeting, but, if we really listen and pay attention, it will happen whenever we meet anyone, anywhere, for any reason.

All in all, when we meet with others we should make this a top priority. Listen to everyone.

First get information from Jesus Spirit through everyone attending, then as a group, sort it out.

All voices compiled create One Power Voice, Jesus Voice, talking directly to us.

Leave one voice out of the discussion and the Best of Jesus is left out as well. Consider all people, all thoughts and all parts make Jesus Voice complete.

Predictive Intelligence
is the other gift coming out of the Supernatural array of Gifts.

This person gets a read on what will happen and literally can predict, foretell, future events. These people are sometimes called prophets as they hear from Jesus Spirit on what will happen, so we can direct our activities accordingly.

It takes a lot of integrity for this Gift. A person has to be proven to be a very trustworthy person, humble, not self centered, also having exceptional wisdom.

This is so powerful… just to think when we make decisions, with Divine direction in our court, we can overcome overpowering odds and make great strides. And the only explanation we will have is… this is miraculous…of the Supernatural.

Jesus said He would tell us what is to come. He also forecast all that would happen and He proved His own Divinity by pointing out that the prophets of the Old Testament predicted His arrival on earth and what would happen to Him.

This is so incredible that we all, as the Great Apostle Paul suggested, should have this Gift.

To everyone, it is accessible.
It can be part of our everyday… normal life.

When we seek Jesus Spirit Will with all our heart, with extensive personal and diligent effort, we will receive this Special Spiritual Gift. These are all available to those in Jesus Spirit...when One in Spirit, with each other and of the same mind.

When love abounds, generosity is rampant, kindness prevails..miracles can be the every day part of our lives.

Remember, for Spiritual power, small is better. The Power comes out of close knit relationships. Although when big groups meet, and the same Spirit is not among them all, it slows this down and Power is drastically diminished. It is not the number present, but the unity of Spirit that is most important. A few can accomplish as much as 20,000 when there is unity of Spirit...
One with Spirit,
One with each other,
and of the Same Spiritual Mind.

Above everything else, each is encouraged to share what they are hearing from Jesus Spirit, the Spirit of God in them. Each should have a place to share what that is.

We should share what Infinite Knowledge, Wisdom, Insight and Power is saying to each person.

When we hear from everyone, we hear from the Most High Spirit of God Himself. It is the Spirit Voice profoundly talking to, directing, and empowering us.

The miraculous and Supernatural Gifts are all accessible
to every group who lives in Jesus Spirit as
Jesus is Us.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

A Powerful Body in Action... Dr. A's Passion

by Dale Shumaker

My tribute to Dr. A and his passion for the Body of Christ.

I never knew why they, his denomination, denied publication of his book...the Body of Christ. It was his life’s most passionate work. He felt rejected by his own denomination. The question he asked me one day really surprised me.. “Do you think the Presbyterians would have me?”

For Dr. A to say that it must have been a “down” day. I was a member of a Presbyterian church at the time. He and his wife even visited one day with me. Guess he felt much like Jesus, also rejected by his own.

So out of love, a deep respect, and indefinable appreciation, the following is my tribute to Dr. A. Here's some of what He said about the Body of Christ and its significance. (I have used Jesus is Us as my aka for the Body of Christ.)

The following reflects Dr. A’s way of explaining Jesus…who now literally is living among man as a corporate unit. Instead of just one man (Jesus), being God's representation of His Spirit, we as a group are now all Jesus was when on earth. That's why his emphasis on unity and being One... with each other, as with God's Spirit.

I have included extensive excerpts from Dr. A's works on the Body of Christ... and its relationship to Spiritual Power…Spiritually Vibrant, Exhilarating Living.

“The Body of Christ in Action”... as per Dr. A. (Quotes are Dr. A's)

The Apostle Paul in the Bible (note 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14 in the New Testament) made an analogy between the human body and how Jesus returned to live in us right after He physically died.
Dr. A called it "incarnation"... He lives in us...individually and as a group. We now as a group represent the "Body" of Jesus.

We have all the privileges of Spirit as when the very Spirit of God was in human physical form... Jesus. Jesus was referred to as the Christ... meaning God Himself was in Jesus Body.
Dr. A explains.

"God manifests Himself in the earth today through the Body of Christ."

"Jesus explained that it was expedient that He go away. For greater things were to be done which may not be done with Him being present. He had a plan... the Holy Spirit to form ‘again’... another Body... the Body of Christ as Paul the Apostle calls it. And what was expected of the first ‘Body’ of Jesus is also being expected in part of the Body of Christ Presently Manifested on the earth."

"For this reason, the forming of believers into the Body of Christ.. the bonding, Yes, BONDING of believers... is Absolutely Necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose of God."

Believers totally absorbed into this intertwined group of people form One Group.... Jesus is Us... as a whole. What was the significance of water baptism during Jesus time?

"Water baptism suggests burial... death; death to the sovereignty of the physical nature. This is a powerful lesson for us. When we come to Christ and surrender our lives to Him, we end the sovereignty of the natural man and come under the sovereignty of the Holy Spirit."

"We can see that our baptism into the Body of Christ causes us to be completely oriented to the life of the Spirit and to dedicate ourselves in service to the needs of others. We die to the life of selfishness and come alive with the life of sharing. ...When we die to self, we minister to others. ... All are contingent upon our sensitivity to the needs of believers or humanity at large."

Jesus Spirit now among all believers produces gifts in all believers. And that's what they are ...Gifts, a privilege, not a possession.

"Manifestation of the Holy Spirit are not possessions, they are functions of the Holy Spirit. Often it appears as though the individual has these gifts as his own possession, they are manifestations of the Holy Spirit for the entire Body. ...they are given for the good of all. They are not for the possession and exclusive use of certain individuals."

"There is mutual sharing of need and supply. Whenever the Body of Believers are in that Spirit of unity there is opportunity to
--communicate one specific need to the body of believers
--receive the answer to any specific need."

Dr. A emphasized that when we pray, our first question should be... what is my role in answer to this prayer; helping with this need?

(He believed much was a practical thing. That we all do what we can when we know of a need by someone we pray with, pray for.)

Then, share information, ideas you get in prayer that could help in answer to this prayer.

How should this Body be managed?

"The Body of Christ is the instrument through which God has chosen to reveal Himself and to accomplish His work in the world. And this is under the administration of Christ Himself as the Head of the Body."

"Just as God was revealed and acted through Jesus Christ, His Son, on the earth, so now, He is revealing and acting through Christ's Body, The Church!"

"Note: It is important to observe that a crowd or congregation, even an ecclesia (assembly of people) is not equal to the Body of Christ. It takes more than membership or association. It takes being knit together."

Today the term "church" is a confusing term. Dr. A told me his views on the Body of Church were radical and this makes it radical to today's views of what The Church is. The Church, authentic Church, is the name the Bible gave to those who Believe, Live Out, and were genuinely Connected in Spirit with each other

…not limited to building, location, organizational name, membership or attendance. We do not “go to” church; Believers “Are” The Church!... wherever they are.

“When 2 or more gather in Jesus Name... That’s Church, ” Dr. A emphatically stated one day. And he added this is a radical view. Especially when you compare it to today’s mindsets of what a church is. If we don't communicate out of love and care for each other than out of love, we are not really part of The Church, even though we do the things Dr. A described above.

"It is the Holy Spirit who forms the Body of Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who can bring the Body of Christ into unity and productivity."

Interesting observation is that Paul, the Apostle, who wrote about the Body of Christ, was not a personal disciple of Jesus. He was not personally under the teaching of Jesus while Jesus was alive. He learned what he learned from the other disciples who were with Jesus
and through Spiritual Intelligence, through Spiritual Revelation.
We have the same privilege as Paul.

Dr. A always encouraged me to hear from Spirit directly and
trust the voice of Spirit through my mind...
To be bold, in what I was led by the Spirit Voice to do;
Use the Bible to double check to make sure it was consistent with Spiritual principle;
To follow my heart and not man's voices.

I have learned to read the Scriptures and trust the impressions I get from them. “That’s how God speaks to you, learn to trust that,” Dr. A encouraged me. In this one area Dr. A had the greatest impact on me. I struggled to believe that I could trust these impressions, ideas as from God. I always felt I had to defer these thoughts and find out what God was saying through someone else.

"Don't be ignorant. Know the difference between the Spirit-led life and the life of sensuality. The contemporary lifestyle of our time is more than the problem of sexuality. It is sensuality.

By this we mean that we are under the spell of our self-life and pleasing one's own sensual desires."

"They (Corinthian Believers) had been 'carried away' by... under the spell of ...the cultural patterns which were entirely sense related.

They worshipped dumb idols, material idols.
They had no awareness of the Holy Spirit! The objects of worship were in the material realm or oriented to physical pleasure."

So characteristic of today's society which is materially driven and sensually focused.
One thing which I fear is that high energy praise and worship today may become more a sensual experience than Spirit-led worship in mass meetings. Those who manage such events must be careful of this. It may seem very "spiritual" but only be a "sensual high" we think is Spirit. Then too, some deep meditative exercises may be a pseudo-spiritual state as well.

Each have merit, but to double check ourselves in that they are truly Spirit-led. It is so important that we learn how to follow the genuineness of Jesus Spirit within us and allow that to control us and all we do.

Jesus Spirit should be the regulator for our conscious, Jesus Spirit should be our consciousness and life as directed, controlled and precisely guided by Jesus Spirit... of love, humility and compassion for man around us.
Always remember... Jesus Spirit lives in us.
Jesus is Us!

"Spiritual intelligence, communications, physical needs, material necessities are all provided under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to believers in community... the Christian community."

… the Jesus is Us group.

"Each time the believers are in Spirit of Unity and koinonia (spirit of sharing), each believer looks around him to see whom he may minister to or help with something... and also be open to receive the ministry of the Body of Christ."

"The human body is the analogy which Paul the Apostle used to impress upon the Corinthians how the Holy Spirit will fulfill His ministry. Here are some obvious lessons to be learned:"

1. The believers are precisely and very intricately interconnected like a web. All actions (good and bad) affect all others.... directly or indirectly.

2. Every one of Jesus Spirit has a very unique role and everyone should help each other identify it and encourage them to put it to work. Our role is being "gift spotters" and "gift motivators" based on what Jesus Spirit has put in them and for the purpose Jesus Spirit has for it.

3. When any part of Jesus is Us is hindered and not allowed to use his Spirit Gift, it drastically limits the total effectiveness of the whole group. In Spirit we are all interconnected, so it puts a drag on the whole system. It just pulls everyone else back and pulls the power down.

4. When one member suffers the others should stand ready to be responsive to help.

"Manifestation of the Supernatural for the benefit of the Body is a priority. The world outside becomes a beneficiary of the powers of the Holy Spirit through the Body of Christ. So much depends upon the practice of caring for one another."

"When one suffers, we all suffer." (Paul the Apostle)

"This implies the degree to which each member participates in the need of other members of the Body of Christ... the entire Body. This is also the price of discipleship. So much depends upon the application of this practice."

Each person has a personal mission that needs encouragement.
All parts of Jesus Spirit, Jesus is Us, is necessary. It is necessary for all facets, differences, styles, types to work together.

"Differences, yes! Divisions, no! We may have differences, but no divisions."

We can't over emphasize "the importance of sacrificial love. It is the cement that unites and holds together the unity so needed in the Body of Christ."

"The high priority for each individual in the Body of Christ is to be fully yielded to the Holy Spirit. It is obvious that in our humanity, it is impossible to achieve this quality of love. So, we are locked into total dependence upon the Holy Spirit. The emphasis and practice of waiting for the Spirit must be our first consideration."

No matter what we do, if love for others is not the motivating nucleus of our actions, it basically counts for nothing. As human beings we can't love to the level of Jesus Spirit and His Heart. So we have to allow Jesus Spirit and His Heart to whole-heartedly possess our very human being... heart, mind, soul, and body.

Spirit lives in us… it is imperative we allow it to do what it does best.... allow it to take its loving control to a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and compassion.

There is a power in Spirit we’re not experiencing, and we can!

May we all work as a unit to re-claim what has been lost since Jesus time on earth. And may we set our goals to exceed Jesus Example.

“You will do even greater things.” (Jesus)

Dr. A desired anonymity as this writer also does. He wanted himself out of the picture as he was just one person, one small part of this Body, I call Jesus is Us. I desire the same. It is about Jesus is Us… not me.

As an insignificant person, I was surprised by the significant attention he gave me. This is my tribute to Dr. A.

So Dr. A., this is Dale saying thank you
... and it is again on its way!

I hope someone takes this attempt to share a view of Jesus we both knew, and wanted to be like and share, without fanfare, recognition, wealth or fame...and share it with one another.

The work we set out to do will be passed on, one at a time. and in time, many may know. But hopefully, many will begin to live in the vision we both saw for mankind.

May I do my part to see it comes about. And if I share in rejection as you, I count it a privilege to work for what is right and what is Jesus’ Heart as we saw in our hearts and Spirit.

We knew each other’s hearts; we saw the same things.
We were different, but one in vision.
It’s now time for me to take what I have learned from you
and press on.

To pick up from where you stopped and continue on. And pass on what I know. Maybe all this will grow and we’ll see Spirit in Power blossom again.…which was your Passion and mine as well.

You are with Jesus in Spirit now, the one you loved so much.
I am still on earth. I miss you.

As you often said “Chambers really hit me today.”
Today, Chambers really hit me.

"It is not wrong for you to depend on your 'Elijah' for as long as God gives him to you. But remember that the time will come when he must leave and will no longer be your guide and your leader, because God does not intend for him to stay. Even the thought of that causes you to say, 'I cannot continue without my ’Elijah.’ '
Yet God says you must continue."
(My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers, August 11)

Dr. A,
you were my Elijah,
...and I will continue!
Love ya Man! and Thanks so Much!

A committed friend …for our mutual friend, Jesus.