Living in Open Heaven
Hi, I've been reading business articles like the one below to help me understand my prospective client's business world. I'm seeing that if it's just about trying to sell commodities like packaging supplies, then I'm no different than any other sales person trying to earn their business. It all reminded me of the Bonhoeffer mp3s we all listened to here several nights ago. You all talked about being a kingdom of priests who ask the why questions and who know how to think and learn vs following the traditions of men and established faulty patterns.
Jesus' perspective is so rich. We want to be able, through beseeching God, The Ultimate Innovator, to take His Life into our workplaces.
Living in Open Heaven
I have with my People a solemn contention
Too many live bound by lower Dimension.
Hear My heart, oh My Offspring, with committed retention!
You're Called together in My Life of unshackled Ascension.
What I speak of that follows - I Myself have shown:
When I was queried or suspect to outsiders unKnown
I never cowered or stammered with apology tone!
My heart was aFlame, with Life my Father had grown.
When on trial for Truth by thugs and misguided
Do you cower and falter as if THEY presided?
The Truth of My Words - are already Decided;
But these make-believe judges have mocked and derided.
I hold this against thee when thou feelst some small stress:
When attacked by pretenders who My Will oft transgress -
Don't bend to their folly, nor at all acquiesce.
You're a Kingdom of Priests, sent to Reveal and to Bless!
Why would you respond apologetically weak
While My Honor and Truths you're entrusted to speak?
Yes of course speak in love, as My Children are meek,
But the evil aren't your jurors - they're unfit to critique.
WHO is the head, and who is the tail?
Are THEY not the ones who'll be weighed on My Scale?
It is not MY People they should dare to assail
And if you won't Stand - MY Honor you'll fail.
I have fed you My Word and given My Life!
Religious world-loving accusers - won't be My Wife.
So, if you still crumble under the slightest of strife
You will tarnish My Testimony, meant to be rife.
Filled with MY Spirit, inflamed by MY Fire
You'll turn back naysayers, woo those who inquire.
Dark, empty lives play judge, looter and liar
But My Purpose for YOU draws you higher and higher.
The mountaintop Eagle appears small - to those unable to fly,
Just as name-calling comes easy from lives deformed and awry.
Don't hide and don't stammer with Divine Appointments nearby:
Invite men to See ME - that they too may soar High!
1 "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write,
'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place - unless you repent. 6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
7 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.'"