The Vision of The Coming War

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
By Adams Allison
Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, 
And my fingers for battle.
Psalms 144:1 NKJV 

I had a dream where I was part of an army that was made up of several armies (just like Israel with its several tribes, each having its own army). 
Something alarming happened that drove us all to go see what might be the problem. In order to have an elevated view of what was happening, we ran up a wooden balcony overlooking the fence of our camp to the outside, the wooden platform looked like a watchtower and served as a muster point. 

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Progress before Perfection

By Adams Allison

I want to encourage you in this season of great travails.

The burden of the times we find ourselves in requires a great deal of discipline. Discipline to study, to research, to pray, to fast, to write and the list goes on and on. 
Please don’t let your limitations discourage you. If you fail, get up again, shake off the dust and pick up from where you left off. Never back down, and never give in. Keep pushing forward.

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About Discipline

By Adams Allison 

Someone said, “Motivation is doing something when you feel like doing it. Discipline is doing something regardless of how you feel.”

While this is true, we must all bear in mind that the end point of discipline is motivation. We start by doing things regardless of how we feel about it until we are doing it because we feel like doing it every time.

Discipline is the science of rewiring yourself to move from the comfort zone to the learning zone… To the point where your learning zone becomes your comfort zone and your comfort zone becomes your danger zone.

In fact, discipline rearranges the entire spectrum of the trio-zone – the comfort zone, the learning zone and the danger zone. Discipline re-wires you to redefine all three to empower your competitive muscle.

“Comfort” becomes Danger, Danger becomes a learning curve, and Learning becomes comfortable.

©️ Pagemaster Nov 3, 2020

Pagemaster’s Wisdom for Today – Part 2

"Tunnel Experiences"
By Adams Allison 

Hurt people tend to raise a shield, a form of defense mechanism, to protect themselves from future hurts. These shields can come in different forms. Some choose not to trust again (reasoning that if they don’t have expectations then they won’t have disappointments). Some choose not to feel again (their logic here is that if they can’t feel love, then neither can they feel hurt). For such, relationship is just contractual.

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Pagemaster Wisdom for the day

By Adams Allison

No matter what you’ve been through, stop playing the role of a victim. Be the product of God’s Word, not the product of your circumstances or of your environment. We have all been victimized one time or another. But we don’t have to be victims.
While facilitating a Pagemaster Discipleship Training, I recalled a very painful childhood experience. . .

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When The Children Of Light Are In The Dark By Adams Allison (October 12, 2018)

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It’s the season of Politics and Power, so let’s talk politics a bit.

Very often our desire to stay sanctified as God’s people ends up with us being isolated. Because we fear contamination, we fail to do one of our core duties – service to humanity. So just like the priest and the Levite in the parable of the good Samaritan, we turn a blind eye to the suffering and evil that is happening around us. But let me assure you; we can have contact without contamination. It’s called being the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
Sadly, the salt is losing its taste and the light is gradually fading away. That’s why I have titled this write up, “When the children of light are in the dark.”

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A PageMaster Moment – WWJD

Here is my PageMaster Moment. . .

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A conversation with the Pagemaster: Rest In the Person of the Holy Spirit

A conversation with the Pagemaster
Rest In the Person of the Holy Spirit
Adams Allison

Pagemaster: Let us continue on the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is also a command to be continually filled, not a once for all experience (See Ephesians 5:18)

This is where we distinguish between just being filled with the Spirit and being full of the Spirit.

You are a temple of the Holy Spirit to offer up gifts and sacrifices. You are not a bedroom to the Holy Spirit, He did not come to fill your body so He can rest.

No!

He came to fill your body so that He can work through you while you rest.
May you enter into rest because of the Presence and the Person of the Holy Spirit in your life. Amen!

Student: I don’t understand this statement, sir – “He came to fill your body so that He can work through you while you rest”.

Pagemaster: The statement simply means that this scripture becomes your reality:
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
Ephesians 3:20 NKJV

The Power that works in us is the Holy Spirit.
When He works, we enter into rest as it is written;
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
Hebrews 4:11 NKJV

I hope this answers your question @⁨Student

⁨Student: Not really.

Pagemaster: Maybe you want to rephrase your question so that I can answer it better.

⁨Student: He is working through us, therefore how are we resting?

Pagemaster: Okay. I get you.

Look at it this way, a drainage pipe on a rooftop that let’s water out…
If it is blocked and water cannot flow through, we say “it is not working”, right?

⁨Student: Yes!

Pagemaster: So, if it gets freed up and starts allowing water to flow, we say “it is working”, right?

Student: Yes, that is correct.

Pagemaster: Now, although “it is working”, is it expending energy?

Is the pipe expending any form of energy in order to make the water flow through it?

Student: No.

Pagemaster: Thank you. That is what rest means.
Rest means to work, but not with your energy.
That is, without human effort.

Grace, rest, faith, all are dimensions of work in the kingdom which is without human effort.

NOTE: The work (in the kingdom) is singular, it is the dimensions that is tripatite – Grace is God extending His hand to you, Faith is you receiving and accepting His hand, Rest is the resultant effect.

The error ravaging the church today is based on the failure to understand this kind of “work”

Student 1: Hmmmm
Student 2: Very true sir

Pagemaster: Law or legalism is work based on human effort.

Grace is still work, but this time, it is based on divine effort (or enablement).

Halleluyah somebody! Isn’t Jesus great?

Student 1: Hallelujah!!!! Jesus is Great.
Student 2: Very great.

 

Why Did God Plant A Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil In the Garden In The First Place?

Why Did God Plant A Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil In the Garden In The First Place?
By Adams Allison

The first and most important reason the tree of knowledge of good and evil was planted in the garden was to establish the principle of freewill.

Since God was asking for obedience, it was needful to create the opportunity for disobedience. If not, it will not be a case of choice but force and that would have contravened freewill. Without choice, there is no freewill, and without freewill (to obey or disobey), there can be no true love. A robot has no freewill and as a result cannot disobey and neither can it love. God didn’t want that from man.

It is an established fact of scripture that it was God who planted this tree of knowledge of good and evil;

“The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
Genesis 2:8‭-‬9 NKJV

Did you notice that the Bible actually says that “God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and GOOD FOR FOOD”? And to clear every doubt of what trees are in reference here, the Bible actually makes mention of the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. That both are good for food.

God does not plant what He intends to uproot, and He does not uproot what He has planted. Just as the Lord said, “…every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.”
Matthew 15:13 NKJV

If God planted it (and He did), then He wanted man to eat of it. But only when Man is mature enough to handle it.

But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to DISCERN BOTH good and evil.
Hebrews 5:14 NKJV

From the above scripture, mature believers are supposed to KNOW BOTH GOOD and EVIL.

May we grow to become skillful in the Word of righteousness and become able to DISCERN BOTH GOOD and EVIL. Amen.
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How The Mighty Are Fallen

People are out there, searching for deep waters and seeking deeper roots.

And what do they get?

A puddle of water and a broken flower pot.

How do we expect the souls entrusted to us by the Lord to take deep roots in shallow flower pots. We feed milk to grown men and expect them not to stumble by the wayside, like children.

What we have today is more of a user-friendly gospel rather than the pure undiluted truth. We hoard life-saving truths because we don’t want to hurt feelings and sometimes because we fear the powers that be. Not to mention those who are too lazy to actually study and research the word for themselves let alone for others. How would they when they themselves are on the precipice of doubt and unbelief.

So many are falling away from the faith simply because their faith had no deep roots.

5 “Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.”

6 “But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.”

20 “But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;”

21 “yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.”

Matthew 13:5‭-‬6‭, ‬20‭-‬21 NKJV

When we preach a user-friendly gospel, all we do is feed people with excitement but leave them ill equipped to stand the test of time let alone to defend the faith.

People need to dig deep into their heart questions and plant the answers only the Word can provide in those depths. We cannot scratch the surface of the dirt and expect to plant a cedar tree. And that’s the bulk of what mainstream Christianity is today – answering insignificant questions and dismissing the very cogent ones.

We think that by silencing the questions that come from the deep recesses of people’s heart we have silenced the doubt that it represents. No, all we have succeeded in doing is suppressing the question. With time, the question explodes into a full blown rebellion and a falling away of many who are without roots.

It’s high time we wake up and start leading people into deep waters where they can take roots deep down and bear fruit upwards.

 

Adams Allison.

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