Morning-Star Rising Newsletter




Terry Mosley -- Editor
Rev. Terry Mosley -- Chief Minister
Stacy Steele -- Associate Minister




An Invitation To Ordinary Men

When we become reunited to the Lord through faith in Jesus Christ, we begin to take on a dimension of royalty that we lost at the Fall in Eden. We begin to learn to live by the Spirit, not following our own understandings yielding to and heeding the quiet voice of the Lord in our every day lives. We begin to mount up as with eagles' wings and rise to new heights in Christ and begin to live and serve as a royal race of blood-bought kings and priests unto our God. And as we walk with God, we are transformed from glory to glory.

1 John 3:2 "Beloved, we are God's children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is."

Now contrast this lofty picture of redeemed men with Paul's startling rebuke in 1 Corinthians 3:3. "For you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men?"

Paul rebuked the church at Corinth for walking as "ordinary men." Another translation renders the phrase as, "mere men." Paul was rebuking the gathering of saints in Corinth because they were living far below their status in Christ as ordinary people. He was telling them that they were no longer ordinary! And how often is this same sad ho-hum tragedy played out in the lives of modern saints?

Beloved, we are no longer mere men! We are the sons of God, filled with His life, paid for in full by His blood! In Him, we are a New Creation - which is best understood as being something completely new under the sun. Yes, we are mortal and no, we are NOT gods as some heretically teach. We are the Ransomed of the Lord, His Beloved, His Redeemed. We are the fruit of Jesus' bloody sacrifice reborn into His glorious image! And - major shock - He is not ashamed to call us His brothers.

It is the Lord's invitation to His church to live as sons of God. In Luke 12:32, Jesus said, "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." The kingdom of God is ours! But we have to let go of our earthly life and begin to heed the Holy Spirit and fill our hearts with the Truth of His Word. We must become those who say No to the flesh and Yes to Jesus! Remember this staggering declaration in Galatians 3:26, "For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith."

Being led of the Spirit is a distinguishing characteristic of Sonship in Christ. Romans 8:14 "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." As we learn to live out this high and lofty calling that we have been offered, we no longer live like mere men, but learn the ways of Love Himself. We are transformed from creatures who creep along in the dirt scavenging for yet another day's existence consumed with what we shall eat and wear - the Lord knows have need of such things - and begin to focus on what will bring the Father Glory!

As we work our jobs, we begin to work "as unto the Lord." As we love our wives, we begin to love even as Christ loves His church. We begin to exude a divine life and develop an abiding joy that isn't shaken by circumstance. We become as solid rocks in a world of shifting wind-blown sand. And as we begin to live in preparation for the next life, we ironically become fully alive and useful in this passing life.

The sad truth is that for now we live in a fallen, dying world and one day our bodies shall return to the dust. But we shall live forever! Jesus said, in Luke 20:36, "For they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection."

And when Jesus returns to rule the nations in righteousness, we shall be changed. Until then, we must walk like those who seek for a city whose builder and maker is God and live as strangers on this planet - Romans 8:19 "For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God."

We shall receive our full inheritance one day when our bodies are resurrected in Glory never to die again. Romans 8:11 "If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you." Until that great day, we are invited to partake of the Kingdom to come, and walk not as ordinary people, but live fully and gloriously as the sons of the Living God!


Bryan Hupperts

c 1998



Jesus is the Reason for this Season. Its a busy time of the year, and we are busy making plans for the New Year. Praying and seeking the Lords will for this Ministry. Many changes going on in the world, but time and time again the changes we have wanted for the site havent been the Lords will. He likes to keep things simple, and PRAYER is our main purpose. We pray for others, and God is Sending in the Praise reports to let us know that he is still on the Throne and Prayer is Changing things. People are getting Healed, and finding Jobs. Relationships are being restored, and people are being blessed with new Jobs. So lets keep it simple in our own lives. Set aside time to Pray for those in need, and the Lord will bless you when you need Prayer. We all have to hold up one anothers hands. Time and time again we find this is how it works. We are one Body, and we need to suport one another daily. Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

27. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him and he shall hear thee, and thou shat pay thy vows. 28. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee, and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 29.When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up, and he shall save the humble person. 30.He shall deliever the island of the innocent, and it is delievered by the pureness of thine hand.

Pray for us to see clearly how to set up the site with a Gift Store. The Bookstore is nice, but not enough income to suport the site. We need the Holy Spirit to show us what he wants to do to bless all the work of our hands. We are a Non-Profit, so we are able to take tax free donations. However we wanted to stay away from asking for money and offer gifts to suport the Ministry. Please Pray for a Breakthrough in this area. Have a wonderful Holiday Season, and lets Pray for a New Year that will bring many into the Kingdom of Gods dear son, while there is still time.



What sort are you?

1. Prophets of the Lord - Elijah, Micaiah and the 100 saved by Obadiah [true prophets] 2. Prophets of Baal - 450 satanic priests, unsaved prophetic people, soothsayers, carnal prophets, diviners, mystics [false prophets] 3. Prophets of Israel - serving in the 'king of Israel's house' or in the church [deceived prophets]

There is a lot of talk about false prophets these days, but almost no talk about those who eat at the table of Jezebel. These ones - who have access to the kings and rulers of the church, these who speak from their own imagination and not from God.

We find reference to these 'prophets of Israel' later in the writings of another OT prophet - Ezekiel. God told him, "Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: 'Hear the word of the LORD!_ Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!" (Ezekiel 13:2,3). Notice they are clearly not designated false, they are prophets of Israel - deceived, foolish and carnal. The ensuing verses cast a fascinating backlight on the 400 who ate at the table of Jezebel. Ezekiel tells us this (vs 4-11):

- Their visions are false
- They utter divinations and minister by a familiar spirit.
- They say, "The LORD declares," when the LORD has not
- They give false hope and security, leading people astray
- They say good things when bad things are coming
- They prophesy the acceptable and the party line
- God is against these prophets.
- They have no part in God's kingdom
- His wrath will be spent against them!

It gives us cause to rest and consider our role in the church doesn't it? I wonder how many of these things we get caught up in when we start to fear men, seek position, attain status, get a reputation or end up in an all to familiar relationship with the elders. I wonder where the line is between the prophet of Israel and the prophet of the Lord? The line is indistinct, and one might cross it at any time!


Have we added to the word of God? Have we expanded on the truth? Have we said something which was from our own mind and tacked on 'says the Lord'. Let us beware of the snare of serving kings and priests who do not have the kingdom of God as their primary focus, and who are quietly leading the people of God away after other gods. Let us be servants of God before we are servants of men!

Let us be sensitive to prophesying the party line and stay clear of politics. How much better to be hidden like the prophets saved by Obadiah. How much better to run like Elijah. How much better to stand against the foolish 'staff prophets' and tell the truth, even if it means loosing our reputation and getting thrown in a dungeon like Micaiah. Let us be known as 'men of God' not as 'prophets of Israel'. Choose this day who you will serve! By Robert I Holmes



Lord we want to take this time to thank you for your Precious Gift, JESUS. Thank you that we have recieved him into our Lives, and have the Joy of knowing him and walking with him daily. Bless others at this time to realized what he has done for them, and offer them the Gift of Eternal Salvation, and the Blessings of being in your Kingdom. Go out now and spread the Word, and encourge us to do more for the Kingdom in the Comming Year. Lead us and guide us, and anoint us with Boldness to tell of the Wonders of your Mercy and Grace. Grant our Nation a New Begining. We pray now for all those in leadership in this Nation. Watch over our President and the members of the Congress, and guide them by the skillfulness of your hand. Stop the mouths of the News Media, and bring a Good Report for our Nation this Holiday Season. We thank you for getting our Nations House in order, and doing above all we could ask or think. Set aside this on going trama, and Loose a right mind to our leaders. Get them back to business, and Heal and Restore our Goverment. Bring Unity in our Capitol, and let the Lord be Magnified and Lifted up in Washington DC. to the Paridise of Hawaii. AMEN.


Re 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.

Re 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star. Lu 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, Lu 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 2Pe 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:


Easton & Smith Thayers Greek Lexicon & Dictionaries
5459 fosforov phosphoros {foce-for'-os}

from 5457 and 5342; TDNT - 9:310,1293; adj

AV - day star 1; 1

1) light bringing, giving light
2) the planet Venus, the morning star, day star
3) metaph. Chris



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