You who are pressing on into the kingdom: “Lowliness” is calling you to marry “Meekness,” and if you do, you shall sit on the “Mercy Seat” in the land of “Glad Tidings.” It is THERE that we receive our inheritance which comes with a regened body without pain or sickness, renowned for energy and good works…. even a “somebody’s SOME-body”! Oh that we all get married to “Meekness”!
A few nights ago, just as I was getting under the covers of my bed, I heard the word: “Destiny of Lowliness,” and as I pondered what the Lord wanted to reveal to me, I thought: “Oh yes, manifesting “the meek and lowly One” is an undercover (etym.: a “sheltered, operating secretly”) calling. What an amazing destiny “Lowliness” has in store for us!
Yesterday, my understanding was enlarged after I read a chapter in a book called “The New Man.” In it, Maurice Nicholl wrote about the third beatitude: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth,” stating that “in the original, the word translated as “meek” is the opposite of the word “angry, resentful.”….. In order that the daystar rise up to its rightful place in us, “a man must go against all his natural resentfulness and passion and anger, to become an heir.”
I believe that having mercy is just as important as having meekness and Maurice shared a very enlightening word about this: He said “to have mercy is, in one sense, to know and see that what one blames in others is also in oneself – that is, it is to see the beam in one’s own eye, to see oneself in others and others in oneself. But there are other meanings– as in all things said in the Gospels- one of which is that a man must know about what to have mercy on in himself and about what in himself he must be merciless.” Oh what victory we have when this wisdom becomes our own.
I don’t know if it was a dream or a vision, but when I woke up in the morning, I remembered seeing a chest that had three lipstick kisses interconnected with each other on top of it. What came to mind was the chest in the “Holy of Holies” having a lid on it called the mercy seat (kisses.) I believe that it’s through our coming into mercy, having it, and covering others with it that brings the PRESENCE OF GOD (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) KISSING US. Then we not only have righteousness imputed to us, but we become it being the result of the working of the spirit of grace after all three feasts are spiritually experienced and fulfilled. Whoo whee! Our drawers shall be filled with treasures!
I believe this allegory is one such treasure, and I pray that it will bless you,… even with HIS kisses:
All the people in the town of “Slander” were judges who believed they were right about everything. They touted their judgments never considering that exposing others with a heart of malice was wrong. Night and day their thoughts were consumed with criticisms, judgments, condemnations, and opinionated reasonings. They were all very self-righteous and each believed that their wisdom was higher than that of the others. None of them loved anyone but themselves and their children who were extensions of themselves.
On the outskirts of the town dwelled one called “Mercy”… She had been sent by the “Most High God” with a mission to help those in the town of “Slander,” accompanied by twelve angels whose names were “Repentance”, “Long-suffering”, “Doer of Good”, “Lover of Justice”, “Peace”, “Patience”, “Good-will”, “Kindness”, “Understanding”, “Benevolence”, “Discerning” and “Lover of Truth.” The “Captain of Hosts” from on High whose name was “Love” had commissioned them to go first, to “Pointing Finger” to shine His great light on him, for he was the highest judge of the land. “Pointing Finger” had lived in the darkness so long that the light blinded him. Although he could not see with understanding, the light brought warmth with it into his heart that gave him a comforting feeling he had never experienced before.…The warmth enabled him to hear the words by “Mercy,” but he couldn’t let her words penetrate his hard heart filled with anger, hatred, rage and unforgiveness. He has great pleasure in spewing out his angry words because it relieved him of the great pressure within that was like sizzling hot steam burning his insides.
“Mercy” instructed “Lover of Justice” to wait to speak until “Long-suffering” and “Patience” embraced “Pointing Finger” awhile. “Pointing Finger” had to know his soul was loved before “Lover of Justice” would be able to impart the reprimand needed for “Pointing Finger” to change his ways. “Good-will” and “Doer of Good” in perfect timing approached “Pointing Finger” with a wash bin full of water and humbly asked him if they could wash his feet. “Pointing Finger” was taken back by this request. No one had ever so gently and humbly spoken to him before and because the light surrounding him increased its warmth, he was compelled to let them wash his feet. Oh my, did his feet smell, but “Doer of Good” and “Good-will” sprinkled the sweetest smelling perfume called “Prayer Life” in the water and the stink was no more. It was then that “Repentance” came with a white towel and lovingly caressed his feet with it asking: “Will you forgive others?”
“Understanding” quickly came forth before he could answer asking another question: “Do you remember the story about the woman who was caught in adultery?… that he who had no sin could point the finger at her. Are you without sin, “Pointing Finger”? “Ponting- Finger” was humbled in that moment, and “Pride” and “Self-righteousness” who were always with him started to shake for “Pointing Finger” realized that he had many, many sins.
“Discerning” stepped in next knowing that “Pointing Finger” needed more knowledge before he could forgive others and himself, and stop pointing his finger. He had strongholds in his mind that that needed to come down. Twisted thinking was one of them, and misunderstanding, misconceptions and heresy were others.
Because “Pointing Finger” had been badly abused by his father, he had unhealed wounds that affected not only his views about others, especially authority figures, that made it impossible for him to respect and obey lawful authority. Rebellion was so deep in his heart it was like a ferocious tiger ready to tear into everything and everybody in a moment’s notice.
“Lover of Justice” next appeared to him saying: “I’ve come to reveal my ways to you that you have not known:
- #1. Talking about others faults, weaknesses and sins must always be done with a heart to want to help them.
- #2: It is right to tell others of the sins of people and give warning to people if those sins could harm others, like in the case of a pedophile moving next door to a family with children… But it is not right to gossip about him or any other person who sins. You must always ask yourself: “What is my motive for talking about others?”
- #3. Punishment is to be given to wrong doers for the purpose of reforming them, not to bring harm to them. It must always be given in love, not “out of control” anger.
- #4. Those in authority have the responsibility of executing righteous judgment… Rebukes and punishment are essential for correction.
- #5. Honor must be given to ALL men, even to those who don’t deserve it because it’s the will of God and because doing this draws out the best in others.
- #6. Mercy rejoices over judgment… Know that the Lord God is full of mercy and slow to anger. Be like Him. Seek to find the truth that will set mankind free and become love never holding a grudge against anyone. Forgive everyone.
- #7. The way of the cross which is death to one’s self life is the way to life… to peace, joy and righteousness within.”
It was “Lover of Truth” who beckoned “Kindness” and “Benevolence” to spread their wings over “Pointing Finger,” telling him: “Underneath your pointing finger, you are a kind and tender person wanting to come out. You are very much loved by the Father in Heaven and by all who love and know Him. NOW that you’ve been taught and have received the words of life, your name shall be changed to “Tender Mercy.”
And it came to pass, that it was “Mercy”.… even God’s mercy, who put the “Crown of Life” on “Tender Mercy’s” head, saying: “Go now to others who are like you were, and set them free!”