Book IVd

If Jesus told us, “Pray like this:
‘Your kingdom come to earth, today,'”
who would pray the opposite,
“Jesus, come take us away…”
Matthew 6:10
Our dreams of floating through the clouds,
escaping judgment, quickly end
when we call his name and find
we’re standing face to face with him.
Matthew 12:36, Romans 14:10-13
He doesn’t need a long account
of our vices, crimes, and lies.
The deeds we thought were in the past
are happening before his eyes.
Hebrews 4:13
As you confess his name,
you see your life from Jesus’ point of view
and know, without a trace of doubt,
your record will not rescue you.
Galatians 2:16-21 …
In Jesus’ name, your case is lost.
No hearings, no postponements left;
all motions and appeals denied.
You stand alone, condemned to death.
Galatians 2:16, 20, Romans 3:20, 6:6-8
You cannot run. You cannot hide.
You can’t deny the evidence.
The time has come to let the blood
of Jesus speak in your defense,
Romans 3:25, Hebrews 12:24
to stand before his Great White Throne,
gaze into his blazing eyes
and say, “My faith is in your blood.
My actions can’t be justified.”
Revelation 20:11
Revelation 1:14
Romans 3:25, 5:9
Galatians 5:4
At the sound of Jesus’ name,
the blood of Jesus is released.
When Jesus’ blood has done its work,
nothing can disturb your peace.

Romans 5:1, John 14:27, 10:28-29 …
The ruthless judgment that you face
for everything you’ve said and done
is countermanded by the blood
of Jesus, the Anointed One.
Romans 5:9
The guilt you could not wash away
with tears and sweat and sacrifice
vanishes without a trace
in the blood of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:18-20, 1 John 1:7
In the light of Jesus’ blood
the Old Accuser has no case.
His detailed list of all your wrongs
and all your rights has been erased.
Revelation 1:5, 7:14
Romans 8:31
John 8:10-11
Dare to break the great taboo
and drink the blood of Jesus Christ.
Get drunk enough to make yourself
a shameless living sacrifice.
John 6:53-55
Romans 12:1
Nail your flesh to Jesus’ cross:
take the urge to criticize
and fasten it to Jesus’ name
’til he alone is in your eyes.
Romans 14:10-13
Die to pride, and die to shame,
and paralyze the jaws of hell
by loving everyone you meet
as much as those who treat you well.
Matthew 5:48
Leave the past in Jesus’ tomb.
We’ve all been lied to, slandered, shamed,
used, abused, and cast aside.
Forgive it all in Jesus’ Name.
Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12
Matthew 5:7, Luke 17:3-4
Rise to life in Jesus’ name:
his treasure for your poverty,
his presence for your loneliness,
his gladness for your misery.
Isaiah 61:3
The universe is founded
on an everlasting covenant
between the Father and the Son;
it stands because of their intent.
Revelation 13:8
Hebrews 13:20
God agreed to back his Word
with all of his authority;
the Word agreed to carry out
his Father’s wishes perfectly.
Psalm 138:2, Isaiah 55:10-11
Genesis 1:3, etc: “God said ‘Light be’ and light was.” John 5:30
Creations vanish with a roar;
the Word of God remains the same.
We’re joined in covenant with God
by the power of his name.
2 Peter 3:10
Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35/Mark 13:31/Luke 21:33
1 Corinthians 11:25 (covenant)
God is willing to exchange
the flawless name of Jesus Christ
with all he has and all he
is for the ashes of your life.

Isaiah 61:3, 7
“Who will take my name in trade
for his life of slavery?
Who will serve as king and priest
on earth and in eternity?
Romans 6:22, 1 Corinthians 7:23
Exodus 19:6
Revelation 1:6, 5:10
Who will trade his prison rags
for garments tailor-made by grace?
Who will trust his scattered mind
and shattered heart to my embrace?”

Isaiah 61:3 (garments of praise)
Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 57:7
Isaiah 61:1 (bind up brokenhearted)
“My knowledge for your ignorance;
my lovingkindness for your fears;
my vision for your sightlessness;
my healing for your pain and tears;
IV.54 c&d is a meditation on the truth behind
Isaiah 52:13 through Isaiah 53:12, and Isaiah 61:3, 7.
my freedom for your destiny;
my power for your helplessness;
my oneness for your broken heart;
my mercy for your bitterness.”
Our Father keeps a storehouse
full of priceless treasures, old and new;
giving thanks in Jesus’ name
opens up the door for you.
Matthew 13:52
Psalm 100:4, 24:7
John 10:7-9, Luke 11:10
so if you want to spend your life
chasing pleasure, wealth, and fame,
never make the sacrifice
of giving thanks in Jesus’ name.
Psalm 16:11
With a shout of thanksgiving
the gates of heaven open wide,
revealing to the inner man
the glory held for us inside.
Psalm 100:4
Revelation 21:10-11, 21:23, John 17:1-5, Word search: “glory”
As I made the sacrifice
of thanksgiving, my misery
turned into rising floods of joy,
wisdom, and prosperity.
John 15:11, 17:13
1 Corinthians 1:30-31, Matthew 19:29
Jesus, you delivered me
from confusion, rage, and strife;
took away my guilt and shame,
clothed me in eternal life,
Psalm 107:2
Psalm 30:5
Matthew 19:29/Mark 10:30/Luke 18:30, John 3:15, 3:3
healed my eyes to see the truth,
my crippled legs to walk with you;
swept my worldly cares away
and brought your kingdom into view.
Luke 4:18
Acts 3:1-10, 7, Genesis 5:22
Psalm 34:19
John 3:3
Defeat turned into victory;
greed to generosity;
gifts from somewhere out beyond
my dreams began to come to me.
Hebrews 11:32-34, Mark 16:6
Proverbs 28:8
Ephesians 3:20
You touched me with your fingertip
and I will never be the same;
you’ve ruined me for everything
but singing praises to your name.
Matthew 14:36
Word search “touch” in New Testament
Psalm 47:5-9, Psalm 68:32-35
Word search “sing” and “praise”
Day and night, throughout the earth
and in heaven, Jesus’ friends
are adding words and melodies
to a song that never ends,
Psalm 48:10 (earth)
Revelation 4:8 (heaven), John 15:15 (Jesus’ friends)
Psalm 44:8, Psalm 52:9… Word search “for ever” (two words) and “praise”
lifting voices, minds and hearts
to join the angels as they sing
in heaven’s flawless harmony
the praise of Jesus: Bridegroom, King
Isaiah 40:9 … Word search “lift up”
Consider the songs of heaven in the Book of Revelation (easier to
find in modern versions of the Bible)
John 3:29, Mark 2:19 … Word search “bridegroom” and “King” … Psalm 24:7-10
Judge, Redeemer, Son of God,
the Holy and Anointed One,
whose word upholds the universe,
who was, and is, and is to come.
Word search “Judge” and “redeem” in New Testament
Acts 10:38
Hebrews 1:3
Revelation 4:8
This is the sound of victory.
Jesus the Anointed dwells
in our song of praise. We are
the terror of the hordes of hell.
Jeremiah 33:11, Hebrews 13:15 … Word search “praise”
Hebrews 10:16, Joel 2:13
Romans 5:5, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Colossians 3:1
Ephesians 4:15
I proclaim a day of rest
from tears and sweat and sacrifice,
a day to just enjoy the gift
of the name of Jesus Christ,
Hebrews 4:1-11
Jeremiah 31:16 (tears), Romans 4:5 (sweat), Hosea 6:6/Matthew 9:13 (sacrifice)
Romans 5:16, 6:23, Ephesians 2:8
a day to listen to his voice,
to see the glory of his face,
to understand what’s in his heart
and lose ourselves in his embrace,
1 Samuel 15:22, Psalm 29:3 … Word search “voice of the Lord”
Genesis 32:30, Exodus 33:11, Matthew 5:8
1 Corinthians 2:16, Hebrews 8:10
Song of Solomon 2:6, Psalm 5:12
to praise his name without restraint,
knowing he alone is real,
not this passing fantasy
of things we see and hear and feel,
2 Samuel 6:14
1 Peter 1:22-25, 24/Isaiah 40:6-8
to worship God in Jesus’ name,
in his presence, sinking deep
into never-ending love
in waking, dreams, and dreamless sleep.
John 4:24
Daniel 7:13
Acts 2:17/Joel 2:28 (dreams)
Daniel 10:9 (sleep)
I once was paralyzed by shame,
frightened by your majesty,
but now your holy name has made
your lovingkindness real to me.

Word search “Fear of the Lord
Proverbs 1:7, Exodus 34:5-7
Psalm 36:5, Isaiah 25:1-9
Let Satan and his minions rage;
they cannot win. But as for me,
my feast is at your table in
the presence of my enemies.
Psalm 23:5
Taking in your living word.
Breaking bread and drinking wine.
As you massage the oil of joy
deep into my heart and mind,
Psalm 23:5
all my worries slide away.
Freed of care, my heart takes wing;
I watch the battlefield become
the sea of glass before the King.
word search “worry” in New Testament
Revelation 4:6, 11:15, 15:2
In the stillness, in the peace,
in the secret, holy place,
I feel the penetrating warmth
of your presence, your embrace,
Psalm 17:8, Psalm 27:5, 91:1-16
Song of Solomon 2:6
and open to the healing rays
of the sun of righteousness,
partaking of the easy life
at your invisible address.
Malachi 4:2
Hebrews 4:3
1 Timothy 6:16 (invisible)
Let the rhythm of my breath
be consecrated, set apart
for just one thing: to worship you,
face to face and heart to heart,
John 17:17, 1 Peter 1:2, (sanctify = purify and set apart) Luke 10:41-42, Mark 14:6
John 12:7, Genesis 32:30, Exodus 33:11, 1 Corinthians 13:12 (face to face)
Hebrews 3:10, Psalm 40:8, Jer. 31:33 (law in heart)
in your presence … all alone
orbiting … forever free
in the updraft … motionless
here and now … infinity.
IV.61 Summary
No one really knows his name —
it’s too sublime for human speech —
but, in the name of Jesus, God
has put himself within our reach.

Jesus is the King of kings;
all created things are his.
The name of Jesus Christ contains
all he has and all he is.

1 Timothy 6:15. Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:16
1 Chronicles 29:11, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 50
Deuteronomy 32:3
Word search “Name of the Lord;” notice how often the Bible treats God and his name as identical.
His name contains his endless love,
his wisdom, confidence and ease,
his overflowing cup of joy,
his healing power and his peace.
Psalm 135:13, 1 Chronicles 16:34 word search “endures forever”
Colossians 2:3 (wisdom), John 1:14, 17 (grace and truth play out as confidence and ease)
Hebrews 1:9/Psalm 45:6,7, Psalm 116:13, 1 Corinthians 10:16 (cup of joy)
Acts 4:9-10 (healing power), John 14:27, Philippians 4:6-7 (peace)
His name contains his suffering,
his bloody wounds and ragged breath,
his silent shame and loneliness,
his cross, his final cry, his death.
2 Corinthians 1:5, Hebrews 2:10
Mark 15:15
Matthew 27:46/Psalm 22:1
Luke 23:46
His name contains his Spirit’s might,
his resurrection victory,
his place in heaven on the throne,
his coming back in majesty.
Isaiah 11:2, Luke 1:17, Luke 4:14, 36
Ephesians 1:20
Matthew 22:44/Psalm 110:1
Matthew 24:30, Mark 13:26, Revelation 5:6
Matthew 24:30
IV.62 I AM
“I am the Way. Wherever you
may go I am already there.
All paths begin and end in me.
I’m not going anywhere.

Heaven, earth and hell appear
at Jesus’ Word; his Word sustains
the whole creation; and beyond
the end of time, his Word remains.

John 1:1-2, Hebrews 1:3
Hebrews 1:12/Psalm 102:25-27, Matthew 24:35/Mark 13:31/Luke 21:33
“I am the Truth. Whoever wants
to know the truth firsthand, to see
who lives beyond the end of time,
above creation, comes to me.
“I am the Life. Creations rise
and draw their life from me, and when
they pass away, return to me.
I Am. I don’t begin or end.
“I am the First, before the worlds,
the Last before eternity.
Yet I bow down to wash the feet
of those who give their hearts to me.”
He kissed his Bride, and she awoke
to a love that never fails.
Anointing her with joy, he said,
“Come with me beyond the veil.”
Song of Songs 1:2, Ephesians 5:14, Romans 13:11 Word search “awake”
Psalm 135:13, 1 Chronicles 16:34 … Word search “endures for ever” (for ever, two words)
Hebrews 1:9/Psalm 45:6,7, Isaiah 61:3 (oil of gladness)…
Matthew 27:51, Hebrews 6:19-20
The world released her from its grip.
She left her friends and family,
never to be seen again
until his final victory.
John 14:30, 1 John 5:18
Psalms 45:10-11, Matthew 19:29, 10:37
Revelation 21:8-10…
Jesus lifted her into
his arms. They entered into his
inner sanctuary; she
found out who he really is.

Psalm 27:4-6
Hebrews 6:18-20, Psalm 91:1, Hebrews 4:16
Matthew 5:8
Her former life went up in flames,
ignited by a pure desire.
The things that stole her joy are gone,
reduced to ashes in the fire.
Malachi 3:3, Matthew 3:12
Psalm 37:4
Haggai 2:6-7
Isaiah 58:13-14 … … Malachi 4:3, Isaiah 61:3 (beauty for ashes)
The work is finished in his name.
All her sin has been erased,
and she reflects the love of God
as she gazes in his face,
John 19:30, Hebrews 4:3
Psalm 130:3-4, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Matthew 26:28
Isaiah 61:3 (the display of his splendor)
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
relaxing in his endless love,
in his presence, day and night.
Nothing in creation can
distract her from the sheer delight
1 Chronicles 16:34 Word search “endureth for ever” (three words)
2 Timothy 2:22, Hebrews 10:22, Zephaniah 3:8-9, Malachi 3:3, 1 John 1:9 (pure, refined)
Hebrews 3:1, 12:1-2, John 8:31-32, Psalm 57:7, 108:1, 112:7 (undistracted)
of knowing Jesus as he is.
She is the perfect sacrifice
of thanks and praise to God Most High;
she is the Bride of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:8
Romans 12:1, Galatians 4:26
Psalm 100:4, 107:22, Matthew 15:36, … Word search “thanksgiving,” “thanks,” praise”
John 3:29, Revelation 19:7-8
“You’re mine before the world began,
mine beyond the very end.
You’re with me here in heaven, now,
and with me when I come again.”
Psalm 22:10, 71:6, Ecclesiastes 11:5
Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5/Deut. 31:6
Revelation 21:9-11…
Revelation 22:17-21

What does the doctrine of “The Rapture” look like through the lens of the Lord’s Prayer? (Does 1 Thessalonians 4:17 contradict Romans 14:10, Matthew 6:10 and Luke 11:2? If not, explain why not; if so, which verse(s) take precedence?)
(Does everyone face judgment? Hebrews 9:27, Romans 14:10)
Can calling Jesus’ name be essentially the same thing as calling for the final judgment?
What happens to my fantasy of being a special case when I face Jesus the judge?
Does Jesus need outside testimony in order to pass just-and-true judgment?
Is Jesus’ perception framed by the human limitations of past and future?
(Is Jesus as a man subject to the human limitations of past and future? How about Jesus as the Word of God? Did Jesus have to quit being the Word of God in order to become a man?)
(Do I have to die and go to heaven before I can speak the Word of God)
How do I get Jesus’ point of view on my life?
Describe the main thing that strikes you about your life when you see it from Jesus’ point of view.
Does my life meet the standard that Jesus set — by precept and example? (see the “Sermon on the Mount,” Matthew 5-7)?
(The way things are going, will it ever?)
(Could it be time to take a different approach?)

A righteous life is the consequence of living in his presence, not an admission ticket, a certification, or a tool for breaking in. You get into his presence by faith, by believing “It is finished” (John 19:30). You come to believe by hearing and hearing (Romans 10:17); as you hear and hear you suddenly see. “This is the work of God: believing in the one he sent.” (John 6:29)
How much chance do you have before Jesus of successfully justifying how you spent your life?
Is there any use in denying the evidence?
What an insider’s reaction when the damning evidence is presented, from within or without?
What is the insider’s knowledge?
How do you look Jesus — the one who has the last word in every situation — in all of creation — on every level — of every time — how do you look him in the eye when he is examining you ?
What is your first reaction to his question, “Give of yourself an account?” What do you say?
How is a person truly justified?
How is the blood of Jesus released?
What is the result of the full treatment of the blood of Jesus? What’s left after the clothes go through the laundry?

Jesus’ name is the container for everything that Jesus is — including his blood.
Does the blood of Jesus speak (Hebrews 12:24)?
If so, what is it saying (Heb 12:26)?“Eye for eye and tooth for tooth” is just and true, final. Does it invariably apply to everyone? Is there a loophole in the law of karma?
Can guilt be expunged by remorse? By hard work? By sacrifice?
What happens to guilt that is exposed to the blood of Jesus?What happens to Satan’s iron-clad case against you when his legal brief is it exposed to the blood of Jesus?Is drinking Jesus’ blood socially acceptable?
What happens to those who drink his blood?
How can they take advantage of their altered state of consciousness?

What does it mean to be “a living sacrifice?”
How does being “crucified with Christ” play out in practice?What does “dying to the flesh” mean in practice?
How do you get Satan to finally shut up?
Name the standard for exercising divine love.Are you the only human being who has ever been mistreated? Does anyone escape being mistreated?
Is it possible to get over it? How? When? How do you get rid of the scars?What is on the other side of dying to the flesh?
What are some of the benefits of the new life?
What do I have to give up to get in?

What is the universe founded on?
Why does the universe continue to exist today?What was the covenant agreement made between God and his Word before creation?What is left after creation is gone?
How strong is our connection to God?
How deep is God’s commitment to us?
Can my life be built on the same foundation that the universe is built on? How? (Would this have any effect on my self-confidence and self-esteem?)What do I give in trade to God to get in on this eternal covenant? What do I get?

Again, what do I give in trade to God to get in on this eternal covenant? What do I get?Am I willing serve as king and priest on earth and in eternity (Revelation 5:10)? (How would my life on earth be different if I said yes?)
(Visualize, imagine, or feel eternity, as best you can, right here, right now; don’t be in a hurry. Now visualize yourself serving as a king over all that you survey in this context — with the understanding that every human being you meet is also a king, not your master or servant. Now visualize yourself ministering as a priest before, and in, the presence of infinity, omnipresence, omniscience. Now go and live your daily life like that — all the time, without any time out. This is life “in Christ Jesus.”) (What would have to go from my life for me to live like this? This is what the Spirit of Fire is designed to erase.) (“Everyone who asks, receives,” so watch what you pray for.)(Do I first have to get naked before God before I get clothed with grace, the Lord Jesus Christ?) Do I have enough faith in God to turn my mind and heart over to him to be repaired or annihilated as he sees fit?

What must I trade in, give up, to get:
a) God’s knowledge?
b) His lovingkindness?
c) His vision?
d) His healing?
e) His unity?
f) His power?
g) His freedom?
h) His mercy?

The treasure-house of heaven is, obviously, closed to the world. (What kinds of goodies are in there? cf I-54c&d)
How do you get the doors to open?What happens to our intuitive vision when we get into thanks and praise?
How much attraction does the worldly life have to a man of praise?Do we need to keep quiet in the presence of the Holy One?What are some of the things we are saved from?
What are some of the benefits of salvation?
What does God do for anyone who puts Jesus’ name first?What is the key, the motivating force behind the desire to offer sacrifices of thanksgiving?
What happens to the cares of those who give thanks?
What do they see? (Do they have to die physically first?)How does the presence of God change the heart?
What happens as a result of this change of heart?
Are the gifts of God imaginable to the human mind?What kinds of things happen when Jesus touches you?

Is true praise something we have to cook up, or do we just kind of sing along?
Why do we need revelation of the Spirit to access real praise?
What accomplishments of Jesus are worthy of praise?People may think the one who offers praise is just another Joe here on earth, but where he live?
What does our praise look like to the enemy?
(If you were Satan, how much energy would you put into distracting people from praising God?)

REVISE QUESTIONS What do we need to quit doing in order to stay in worship?
What does worship revolve around? Is it something we need work hard for?
What are some of the blessings that come to us in worship?
What is the attitude of the worshipper? Is there work involved?Can praise enhance worship?
What does the world of the senses look like from the point of view of the worshipper?Where or what does worship lead to?
Can worship be continuous?
Should we wait for conditions to be right to get into worship?
What does not mix with worship?What is the best position for worship?
What happens to the inner man in worship?
Where does true worship take place?What does true worship feel like?
Is God’s dwelling place visible to the human eye?

The fear of the Lord is not like the fear of bugs and snakes. God is not dangerous to anything but pride, the flesh. When you first experience his presence, or perhaps soon after, guilt and shame are exposed by the light and naturally, the fear of him comes up; this is the beginning of wisdom. This is where the gospel, “It is finished,” “we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” moves from the theoretical to the practical. The few who get past the scary beginning and persevere in him and in his word reach the end: his love and mercy.
What causes spiritual paralysis?
What is the cure?
What makes the cure available?Why be consecrated for the purpose of worshipping God only — why live in worship?What does spirit-and-truth worship feel like? Can I put my finger on it?
The deep things of God cannot be described, only experienced; Jesus is the door.

Why is Jesus called the King of kings?
What’s in his name?

What causes creation to appear?
What sustains the universe on a moment-to-moment basis?
What remains after the universe vanishes?How does heaven see Jesus?
What makes him unique? What is the job that only he can perform?How does Jesus usually first make himself known to people on earth?Does Satan know Jesus? If so, why and how — and how well?

Does the Bride of Christ wake herself up?
What does she wake up to?
What does Jesus anoint us with?
Where is the King’s chamber?Does she have to try to break the grip of the world herself?
What is the main thing she leaves?
Does the world recognize her for what she is?How does she prepare herself for entering his holy chambers?
What is the secret password that gives her access?
Does she have to shout to be heard?
Does she feel like she has anything to hide? If not, why?What happens to her former life when she goes with him?
What activates the Spirit of fire?
What does the Spirit of fire selectively incinerate?

A basic principle: scripture applies across the board (2 Peter 1:20 KJV, AMP); no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:20). So it’s not only Jesus who is anointed (Christ, the Anointed), but all who are in him (Christians, the anointeds).
Of course if you don’t believe it, it does not apply to you. Someone could put the ten tons of gold in your garage and you could still live in poverty if you don’t believe it.
Revelation 21:9-10 indicates that the bride of Christ lives in heaven until the last day. The world can’t see her any more than it can see Jesus. Selah.
Notice that the bride is given white and clean linen to wear Rev 19:8. Righteousness is credited to her (Genesis 15:6, Rom 4:3-24). Everyone else has to wash their own (Rev 7:14).
The sabbath is more than just a day of the week (Hebrews 4:9)

Is there anything left for the Bride to do? (If not, why?)What does she do?
Look like ?
Feel like?
Have on her mind?
Does his presence come and go in her experience?How does Jesus see her? Feel about her?
Revelation 21:9-10 and 22:17 indicate that the Bride lives in heaven until the last day. Galatians 4:26