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Freed on Grace – Word for 2012

The 12 Foundation Stones -- Renewed!Sandie Freed, Prophetic Insight, Charisma Magazine believes she received a word from God concerning 2011. In her recent article “Supernatural Grace to Do the Impossible” she wrote, “When I was praying about the year of 2012, I kept hearing the Lord speak to me about grace. . .I believe this year we will revisit the gift of grace and gain greater understanding of God's goodness.”
 
      There are a few key points from her article that the Lord wishes me to address to clear up some confusion:
 
     1.      The word of knowledge: Freed wrote, “When I was praying about the year of 2012, I kept hearing the Lord speak to me about grace. . . I believe this year we will revisit the gift of grace and gain greater understanding of God's goodness.”
  • Grace is the first stone in the foundation. It is seen at the beginning of each epistle. If a person is just now learning what grace is (greater understanding) then that person is lacking the foundation. If the stone of grace was never properly placed into the foundation then the whole belief system is corrupt (word of warning). God needs to tear down everything that was built upon the faulty foundation just to get the cornerstone back in. This is in fact what God is addressing in the current Christian culture and why the word of knowledge was given. This tearing down of the old corrupt foundation is good because that means God is making way for the true definition of grace to be known and a new foundation to be laid in the heart (word of promise).
2.      The definition of grace: Freed wrote, “Most of us are aware thatgrace is unmerited or undeserved favor.”
  • God is challenging the definition the currently Christian culture has given to grace because Satan defined grace in a way that keeps you from functioning with it. We will learn how the adversary of our soul uses this definition to keep believers in the dark about their true potential in God by removing their responsibility to the terms of the covenant.
3.      The inability to recognize Jesus Christ in His spiritual tools to understand the pathway of grace from the throne of God to the heart: Freed wrote: “. . .most of us have, in reality, believed that grace is based upon performance and our religious works. However, receiving grace from God has absolutely nothing to do with our performance at all. . .”
  • There is a need to disambiguate between the religious works of the moral code of man, which Satan promotes to direct faith to self to destroy it and the works of the covenant, which the Holy Spirit works with to confirm Christ to build faith in His image. Lacking this distinction the believer lack this discernment and cannot join herself to Christ. In this void of knowledge, the priesthood of the believer is set aside and the flesh is put on auto pilot. The aspiration that the flesh works with is mistaken for inspiration, which is the false grace that has ruled and reigned over the church.
If we are not clear about the meaning of Christ in each of the 12 Foundation Stones then Satan takes advantage of our ignorance to confuse the church with many misnomers. A misnomer is basically a contradiction or misleading term. And this is what we have in Sandie Freed’s article. The way grace is explained and described is misleading and contradicts God’s true purpose for grace. I want to show you that by moving into each point just a bit deeper.
 
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KEY POINT 1:
The Word of Knowledge
 
Sandie Freed says, “I kept hearing the Lord speak to me about grace.” This is our first clue that something is terribly wrong. God’s invitation to learn the real meaning of grace (“gain greater understanding) indicates that the real meaning of grace has escaped her. This means that believers have not been receiving this vital education.
 
As I stated in my first Key Point, grace is the first stone of Christ that is set into the foundation. Grace is the primary Element of the Gospel. The other 11 essential elements all gain their value from the Element Grace. If you are unsure of how righteousness works, if you are unsure about how faith works, if you are unsure about how holiness works it is because the stone of grace has not been properly set in your foundation. Grace is linked to every Element of the Gospel.
 
But (as we observe in Freed’s article) the stone of grace was taken from the foundation and set out in the yard as a lawn ornament. It’s not doing anything. People are just admiring it. It’s not part of the building. What people want is to be in the presence of the stone of grace for its blessing. They like being around its charisma. This is what people do with Hollywood and business personalities and what they do with the bible.  
 
Know This: There is a trickledown effect. When there is a lack of understanding grace in the foundation there is a gap in understanding how to walk with God. Aspiration is the pseudo grace Satan gave the church. The pseudo grace replaced God’s true grace a long time ago. Instead of grace revealing Christ to direct faith into the covenant, aspiration worked with the imagination to direct faith into vain promises.
 
Satan does not let you see this happening to you, but the evidence is right there in plain sight. Let’s take a look at the evidence: Instead of overcoming sin, you are overcome by sin. Instead of growing in grace, the fruits of iniquity are increasing. Instead of the will being strengthen by grace the will is weakened by aspiration.
 
As stated in my first Key Point, the revelation Freed received from God is both a word of warning and a word of promise. The warning that her foundation is incomplete without grace and the promise that when grace is properly understood as one of the 12 Foundation Stones that faith will turn around from reflecting the flesh to reflecting Jesus Christ.
 
We see in this word another statement God is making about the condition of the church and we gain insight into the reason why the church has been in a backslidden state and in need of reform, which Second 8th Week Ministries has been addressing for over 10 years.
 
 KEY POINT 2: The Definition of Grace
 
The definition Freed offers: “Most of us are aware thatgrace is unmerited or undeserved favor.” Freed’s definition of grace is a misnomer Satan hung around the necks of Christians for generations. Just as most holiday tree ornaments get dragged out year after year to be put on display, this misnomer of grace is hung out there for the world to see. Most hope that if grace is used to decorate the tree of faith that it will pass as Christian.
 
Misnomer
 
It was March 3, 2009 that the Lord shared the word of knowledge with me “misnomer” and made me to understand by the Spirit how Satan has kept Christ concealed by working the flesh into each of the Foundation Stones. Let’s glean some more meaning from the word “misnomber”.
 
A misnomer is a term which suggests an interpretation that is known to be untrue. Such incorrect terms sometimes derive their names because of the form, action, or origin of the subject becoming named popularly or widely referenced—long before their true natures were known. (Wikipedia)
 
Now let’s look at some examples of common misnomers to clarify what has happened to the element grace:
 
Misnomer:  An older name being retained as the thing named evolved (e.g. pencil lead, tin can. . .tin foil, clothes iron. . .). This is essentially a metaphorical extension with the older item standing for anything filling its role.
  • The lead in pencils is made of graphite and clay, not lead; graphite was originally believed to be lead ore but this is now known not to be the case.
Misnomer:  Transference of a well-known product brand name into a genericized trademark (e.g. Xerox for photocopy, Kleenex for tissue or Jell-o for gelatin dessert).
 
Misnomer:  Ambiguity (e.g. a parkway is generally a road with park-like landscaping, not a place to park). Such a term may confuse those unfamiliar.
 
Misnomer:  Similarity
1.      Guinea pigs are not pigs and do not come from Guinea.
2.      Catgut is made from sheep intestines.
3.      The English Horn is, in fact, neither English in origin nor a horn.
4.      "Horny toads" or "horned frogs" are actually lizards.
5.      A velvet ant is actually a type of wasp.
(end Wikipedia quote)
 
It is true that grace is a word that is found in the Bible, but how it is currently being defined is misleading. For a long time the flesh defined grace by its own appetite. And now that God has restored the true definition of grace the old definition in many cases is still retained. The flesh defined grace as “undeserved favor”. The word “favor” speaks to the carnal mind about receiving “blessings” from God.   
 
Let’s look at how Freed links grace to the word “blessing” to define grace: “I believe this year we will revisit the gift of grace and gain greater understanding of God's goodness. . . I also was deceived into believing that God's blessings were linked to how well I performed. . . I saw the Lord empower us with divine grace to begin to walk in the supernatural. I saw many of God's children doing the impossible. . . empower us to experience more of the supernatural. . . I believe the Lord was clear in this vision that many of us have been blinded concerning how to receive God's blessings. . . Because we haven't seen the miracles for which we cry out. . .”
 
The first thing I want you to notice in Freed’s definition of grace is that it is something that is yet out of her reach. Look at the language that is being used. . . “I saw the Lord empowering us with divine grace to begin to walk in the supernatural. . .many of us have been blinded concerning how to receive God's blessings. . . Because we haven't seen the miracles for which we cry out. . .”
 
The Magnifying Glass of Discernment
 
 Let’s put this under the magnifying glass of discernment. I want us to focus on these words: “begin to”, “many of us have been blinded concerning how to”, we haven’t seen the miracles for which we cry out”. These are all “reaching” words. Words that are used to tell us that a person is reaching for something they do not possess.
 
This is the hallmark of Satan. He puts normal, everyday grace out of reach. He puts it into a realm of a journey towards some great promise that seems trustworthy. Who would speak against God working miracles? Who would speak against God allowing His children to walk in the supernatural? Who would say that this is not God’s will?
 
So we can see that Satan has the ability to take something that is true about God’s will, His purpose, and His plan and then provide knowledge that misdirects faith so that this becomes a journey rather than a present reality. We can clearly see that Freed is linking the word “blessing” to spiritual things she is reaching for that she does not possess. This puts faith on a false journey with Satan’s promises.
 
How to Discern Satan’s Promises
 
How can you discern that this is Satan’s promise rather than God’s promise? That is easy to discern. First of all, grace is being defined by the blessing rather than Christ. Do you see the misnomer? Defining grace by the blessing rather than by Jesus Christ opens the door for Satan to misdirect faith into the blessing rather than Jesus Christ. When that happens know this. . .that Satan is also defining the blessing for you and this is why the blessing is always out of reach.
 
Why does Satan do that? Satan masquerades his promises as God’s promises and then sends you on a journey to obtain that which he promised knowing that he will keep it out of your reach, knowing that this will fuel more soul searching which will give way to new philosophies about why you did not obtain, as Freed says about herself, “I also was deceived into believing that God's blessings were linked to how well I performed.” When you exhaust all of his promises, Satan hopes you will come back for more. And that is exactly what believers do. They come away frustrated and discouraged.
 
Satan’s promise can also be discerned by observing what grace is being linked to. By defining grace by Jesus Christ, God intrinsically tied grace to function with the spiritual tools and priesthood of Jesus Christ, which results in us living the present reality of the supernatural believers are seeking for, but not obtaining.
 
God gives you the present reality by defining grace by Jesus Christ while Satan gives you the false journey. Do you see why it is necessary to disambiguate the word “grace” and “blessing”?
 
God is Challenging the False Definition of Grace
 
Apostle Deidre Linden of Second 8th Week Ministries also received the same word of knowledge “misnomer” in February 2012 as the Lord was speaking to her about the how Satan takes advantage of man’s vulnerability to take short cuts to God’s blessings. What Satan did was to define the 12 Foundation Stones in a way that is misleading and misrepresenting Christ. Satan set the stones in a different context than Christ to deceive the heart into a quest for the spiritual life God wants every believer to enjoy each day.
 
By restoring the true meaning of each stone in Christ God is giving the sword of truth back in the hands of the church. God is challenging the false definition of grace and the false quest (journey). You can learn how God designed Jesus Christ into each Foundation Stone by watching the 4 teaching videos “Tour the Basics”. There are opportunities to learn. You can download the free Ebooks, Enjoy Powerful FlipBook Presentation, or Take the Lesson and Quiz Yourself.
 
Sandie Freed is on the quest not the real journey of faith. How can that be discerned? The fact that she is still on the journey (quest) says that she has not obtained that which she is searching for. The thing about Satan’s journey is that there is no destination. His plan is to keep you searching rather than living the reality of Christ.
 
False Definitions of Grace CAN be Discerned
 
The false definition of grace CAN be and SHOULD be discerned. Why do I say that? I say that because we make ourselves servant to the one who is feeding us. If the false definition of grace is not discerned we will serve the flesh when we should be serving Christ. In addition, the false definition of grace is linked to the blessing. That means that your faith will not mirror Christ, it will mirror the quest for the blessing. You don’t want that.
 
Who Has the Authority to Teach Knowledge to the Church?
 
By sharing her teaching, Sandie Freed placed herself in the position of feeding the church knowledge, as if she is a voice of authority from God. However, we must take into consideration that one cannot dine on the meat without first drinking of the milk. The 12 essential Elements of the Gospel are the very foundation stones of faith. They are the milk of the Word. One cannot claim to be a voice of authority when the stone of grace has not been properly laid in the soul. That is a contradiction in terms.
 
As often is the case, a Johnny-come-lately pretends to carry the authority of years of experience with the grace of God, when in reality they are a latecomer to God’s plan to renew to the church the original foundation of truth. This Johnny-come-lately claims to have knowledge she has not proved. By her own admission she is not walking in the new revelation and hopes to be walking in it soon. Can you see how Satan constructs knowledge with a promise that seems true to God’s word, but possesses no substance?
 
In contrast, God imparted to Apostle Eric vonAnderseck a working knowledge of each of the 12 Foundation Stones and commissioned him to restore this knowledge in whole to the church. Apostle Eric is not offering the church knowledge he has no experience with. He has been walking the reality of Christ’s manifestation in each stone for over 30 years. He is not on a quest searching for truth, he is abiding in it. By the hand of God he has imparted this vital knowledge to the emerging restored Body of Christ and now believers from all over the world are learning the true meaning of Christ in each Foundation Stones. To learn more about the 12 Foundation Stones GO TO. . . Tour the Basics.
 
The Imagination Works with The False Definition
 
I said that the false definition of grace CAN be and SHOULD be discerned. The Spirit of the Lord pointed this out to us in these key areas:
1.      The false definition of grace puts faith on a quest (the false journey) where the destination is always out of reach. Christ is not the reality the soul experiences.
2.      The false definition of grace ties grace to the blessing rather than Christ where the soul pursues the blessing rather than Christ.
3.      The false definition of grace is a misnomer. The old definition of grace is held onto even after it is proved to be inaccurate.
 

When the grace of God is absent the imagination is free to play and this is also what is observed from Sandie Freed’s article as she counts the numbers (2012) together to make some sort of connection or link to grace. What happens when grace and truth are not joined in a binary relationship is that a person extrapolates with the  imagination to give meaning to spiritual things.

Freed removed the knowledge from the altar and now it is a doting stone. We are supposed to be doting on Christ, which means all of them together. When the stone is by itself it is an idol. The doting stone becomes an idol it remains untethered from Christ.

 
The True Definition of Grace
 
There are 5 key definitions to grace that all describe Jesus Christ and His work within the soul. They are: (1) Revelation (2) Communication (3) Illumination (4) Enlightenment (5) Awakening.
 
There are 9 distinct operations of God in grace that a believer needs to experience daily and this is why God says that He gives grace in abundance and why we are to daily “grow” in His grace. The 9 operations of God in grace are:
1.      God gives grace to draw faith from the heart
2.      God gives grace to gives us a heart to perceive Christ
3.      God gives grace to strengthens the will to labor in faith
4.      God gives grace to creates equity in the inner man (the war between the two natures of man ceases)
5.      God gives grace to create single mindedness
6.      God gives grace to create sober mindedness
7.      God gives grace to nourish the heart
8.      God gives grace to enlarge the heart for fruit
9.      God gives grace to keep the soul rooted in Christ
 
Now, when you look at the Key Definitions for Grace and the 9 Operations of God in grace what do you see? First of all, you see Christ. God defined Him as your blessing. The second thing you see is the supernatural. God designed grace that you experience Him (supernaturally) each day. Grace is your present experience of Christ, not a journey Satan sends you on to obtain his promises.
 
What also should come to mind is that the church needs instruction to understand God’s true purpose for the Element Grace. God is now imparting this instruction to the church through Apostle Eric vonAnderseck and the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers whom God has called to network together as God’s spiritual government.
 
KEY POINT 3: The Inability to Recognize Jesus Christ in His Spiritual Tools
 
The inability to recognize Jesus Christ in His spiritual tools to understand the pathway of grace from the throne of God to the heart: Freed wrote: “. . .most of us have, in reality, believed that grace is based upon performance and our religious works. However, receiving grace from God has absolutely nothing to do with our performance at all. . .”
 
I stated in my 3rd Key Point that there is a need to disambiguate between the religious works of the moral code of man, which Satan promotes to direct faith to self to destroy it and the works of the covenant, which the Holy Spirit works with to confirm Christ to build faith in His image. Lacking this distinction the believer lack this discernment and cannot join herself to Christ. In this void of knowledge, the priesthood of the believer is set aside and the flesh is put on auto pilot. The aspiration that the flesh works with is mistaken for inspiration, which is the false grace that has ruled and reigned over the church.
 
In order for the Element Grace not to be joined to the flesh it must be joined to Jesus Christ. Grace is freely and daily given by God for us to build faith in the image of Jesus Christ. Building is an activity.
• Your faith needs to labor to reciprocate the likeness of Christ.
• As your faith labors, God increases the fruit of Christ within the soul. If you are building faith without grace then faith is a reflection of the flesh.
• If you are not building, you are absent of grace.
Freed wants a “performance free” faith. Let’s take away the ambiguous word “performance” because that word can mean different things when set within different context.
 
Freed wants a “performance free” faith. Let’s take away the ambiguous word “performance” because that word can mean different things when set within different context.
1. The God-Code is always active, it is always “performing”.
2. Your signature is always active, it is always performing.
3. The moral code is always active, it is always performing.
4. The fruits of iniquity are always active, they are always performing.
5. The knowledge of this world is always active, it is always performing.
 
I just listed here the 5 Facets of the Flesh. These are not for faith and you should not be joining grace to these. To learn more about the 5 Facets of the Flesh and how to overcome them and learn how Satan links your faith to them GO TO. . . The Flesh: Win the Battle for Your Mind
 
God joined grace to the priesthood and spiritual tools of Jesus Christ in order for you to experience His grace daily as your faith is ACTIVE with these tools. What we see here is the LAW of RECIPROCATION in KIND. God wants you to “participate”, respond to His grace. Grace needs to be joined to faith. This is why God paired these 2 elements together in a binary relationship.
 
Isolate grace from the activity it is floating grace – it is aimless. Ambiguous. This is another manifestation of a misnomer as we read earlier:
 
Misnomer:  Ambiguity (e.g. a parkway is generally a road with park-like landscaping, not a place to park). Such a term may confuse those unfamiliar. (Wikipedia)
 
Defining grace as God’s underserved favor is ambiguous. When it is ambiguous it leaves room for the imagination. It lacks the vital information needed to instruct believers how to labor with grace. It implies that there are no terms (no performance) expected, when in fact God set the terms of the covenant in Jesus Christ and does expect us to reciprocate Christ. God does expect us to labor with grace to build. We can see how false grace is a snare. It remains independent of the priesthood and puts the soul to sleep.
 
I hope you will visit the links I shared with you in this article to gain a real appreciation for the 12 Foundation Stones God has restored to the church. Learn the definition of each stone, beginning with grace. This will help you build faith on the one foundation of Jesus Christ.
 
I also hope you will take the advantage of the course “The Flesh: Win the Battle of Your Mind” to gain valuable insight into the 5 facets of the flesh. This will help you understand how the  adversary sends your faith on a false journey with the flesh.The church is at a historical point of renewal in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and we invite you to come and build.

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