For Such A Time As This
Greetings, I want to share with you what the Lord has revealed about the book of Esther, this has been revealed to me some time ago but it was not the time to share it. Now is the time, as it was shared with Esther, "FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS."
The Lord is showing us the times we are in, and as we look at Esther and see that the King is a type of Yahweh God. Vashti is a type of the church, the BRIDE of Christ that the Lord had called to himself to radiate her beauty, which is really as in a mirror the Lord Jesus Himself. But she has refused Him, she has refused to come to Him and to radiate that beauty to the world, so that He is revealed to the world, through her. She is showing rebellion, that she wants to do her own thing, and the Lord will have a bride without spot or wrinkle. The king chooses to get another Bride because of the bad example Vashti presents to the world and her influence on other women who will also become rebellious. They gathered all the fair, beautiful to look upon, fresh new vessels, virgins, that have not wedded themselves to the world and the world system that have not been adulterous, with an eye for other lovers.
So He has called for a new BRIDE, one that is obedient and that has prepared her self, been cleansed 6 months by oil of myrrh, which is also used for embalming, meaning that the self is dead, myrrh is also a holy cleansing oil, a purification oil, and six months with sweet odors for purifying. This represents the process of dying to the old self and alive to God, to allow all the sin to be washed away. to allow for the cleansing of those things that are displeasing to the King.
Esther represents the Remnant Bride, this is she who has been prepared and is obedient to the King, she is prepared in the last days to be used to bring many into the kingdom, She is in total submission to Yeshua, or Jesus Christ and He will use her mightily.
She is the Remnant because there are few that make it in, for narrow is the way that leads to life, and few that be that find it.
He pleads with His bride to turn back to Him but so few do.
We are all able to enter into the inner court and into the Holy of holies by the blood of the lamb, but so few touch the scepter, meaning, they do not accept the Lord as Lord over their life as their supreme ruler. He has reached out but they have not touched the scepter, because they want to live their own life in the imaginations of their own hearts.
But the remnant bride, the ones who lives by obedience to the Lord and have died to self. They do not trust in the arm of flesh but by the Living God who provides for all their needs. The Lord has brought them through the wilderness and they have allowed Him to try them, not like the rebellious house, that moan and groan and complain, because he took them out of Egypt, (the world) and how they want to go back. Not worshipping the idols of the world.
Esther had favor with the King because she exhibited such beauty, and the beauty we want to have comes from within, and we can only get that by being completely submissive to the Lord. He bought and paid for us by His blood, we belong to Him and not ourselves.
Esther was marked by the beauty of a humble heart and love, love for her people and for the king. But what much of the church exhibits is pride and love for self. So the King will choose for Himself another bride, it will be out of the remnant that is those few, who have chosen Him which is what He has always desired of the people who would love Him above all things, and would not be rebellious.
Rom 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, they have digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
Rom 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have left for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
The bible does not really talk about the church being the bride of Christ specifically but it is those who are wed to the Lord, intimately. We cannot be married to someone we are not intimate with, and submissive and obedient. If we are the body of Christ as the word says we are, we must be connected to the head, and the body is connected to the head just as a branch to a tree. There cannot be any breaks, or you have a wounded broken body. There has to be unity, everyone cannot do their own thing. The body is intricately put together, all systems work perfectly together symbiotically.
This is why the Lord will chose those who have truly chosen Him over the world the flesh and the devil. How can you say you are the bride of Christ when you have prepared yourself, when you spend little time with him getting to know Him. How can you say you are connected to Him when you are not abiding in Him continually like the branch to the tree.
You have not been prepared because you have not been taught to be prepared, you hear a 45 minute sermon on the bible every week at the church of your choice, yet has it taught you how to be intimate with the Lord, do you really know Him intimately, what you are being taught is giving you much head knowledge but no intimate knowledge which you can only get by being attached to the head intimately.
It certainly is not about money, tithing to the church so they get rich and you get poor, no it is about knowing Him and His heart for the lost and the poor, the widows and the orphans. He will say to you I do not know you.
Esther was called for such a time as this to save her people, and I believe that if the Lord has called you to be one of the remnant then we must reveal the truth to those who do not know, and are not prepared for the Lord, to save the people of God from what will be their destruction from Haman the devil. We are to fast and pray and seek Yeshua for the rest of the time we are here, in our physical bodies. We are to cry out to the king for mercy, to petition the king for the people of God, that are being led astray by the enemy the adversary, the wicked Haman, that is bringing in seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.
We are to be ready to be used of Him as His vessel to bring many souls to Christ.
There is coming a day when Haman will not only persecute the people of God, but he will try and kill them and them so it is very vital that we be prepared as Esther was, and that we become the remnant, those few who seek the Lord to know Him and the fellowship in His suffering for it is in suffering that we become as gold, tried in the fire. We can't have the world and it's idols and be the true people of God, the remnant. The sheep and goats will be separated, the wheat and the tares, this will leave the remnant of God. Are you one of them? A tare or a goat? Or are you of the true remnant of God.
There has always been a remnant, those who choose to follow God and those who choose to go their own way. There are also a remnant of evil, but we do not want to go that way.
Eze 6:8 Yet will I leave a remnant, in that ye shall have some that escape the sword among the nations, when ye shall be scattered through the countries.
Rom 9:27 And Isaiah crieth concerning Israel, If the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that shall be saved:
Rom 9:28 for the Lord will execute his word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.
I believe that the Lord will show Himself so strong in the presence of those who hate His people, that fear will come upon all that want to destroy the people of God.
Mordecai is also a type of Christ. He became great in the Kings house, the people were afraid of him, those who had done evil and he became great in power and strength.
It is time to turn back to God, brothers and sisters. the Lord would have you to know that we are in the last days, and there is little time left for preparation, He is calling you to Himself, to put away all the distractions and the activities of the world and seek His face, to pray for the rest of the body of Christ, to repent of your sins and to willingly go through the purification process the Lord is taking you through.
The Lord says: I am merciful and slow to anger but the hour glass is almost empty and so if you have not wed yourself to Me, you are wedded to the world the flesh and the devil and you will be caught in the a fury of the whirlwind that is coming, and I want you to confidently remain in me and not fear.
I will protect My own if you are hid in Me, and not in the world. It is the favor of the King that will see you through, "SUCH A TIME AS THIS."
Beloved servant of God, look up, not around, be watchful, be ready, did not I say I come as a thief in the night, don't think you can know when I come, for no man knows the day or the hour, but to look for certain signs.
Keep your garments clean my beloved one, to not let the enemy take you away from My Presence. There are many distractions and things drawing my bride away from that time with Me in the secret place. didn't I say I would keep you from the trials coming on the whole earth, from the terror by night and the arrows by day. It is not for you to know the times and the seasons, but I have told you to watch for Me, not to watch the signs and the bad reports.
I said, "will there be faith on the earth when I return?" Yes beloved, you will need great faith in the midst of the storms that are coming upon the earth.
If you cannot be patient in the trials I have given you, how will you patiently trust me when you have a great need and cry out for my help. How can you trust Me, when it seems like there is no answer in sight, will you continue knowing that I am never late but right on time.
There are going to be times when you think I do not hear your prayers or are not going to answer, but how would you gain great faith if I suddenly give you all that you ask for. There would be no patience for learning.
You are hearing of wars and rumors of war, and earthquakes in various places, 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Do not look to those things look to Me, the author and finisher of your faith.
Do not let fear overtake you, this is the devils plan to deceive even the very elect, to get you to look at what he is doing instead of what I am doing. Looking at his schemes will surely bring you fear, for he wants to bring you down, he wants to destroy the truth, he is a liar and the Father of lies.
He has deceived My church though they do not see that they have bought the lie of the serpent, which brought about the first man's fall, he blinds men's eyes to the truth. They have chosen the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They are even now being led by satans voice, following after the ways of the world, and the opinions and minds of men and choosing to do so, rather then being led of me.
They look to words to tell them what to do by mans wisdom. My words are pure, they are Spirit and life, they put your feet upon the path to life yet they choose to not listen to me but take the wide road leading to destruction. They hang on every word that comes from man, and accept as truth, before they even come to me and ask, is this thing so.
Such a deception satan has conceived even to deceive the very elect, who follow words of men's wisdom, who look for signs but not from me.
Man's curiosity brought him death in the garden, and brings death to all who will listen and feed on the serpents voice.
To hunger for knowledge is to hunger for the forbidden fruit, even the church seeks books to give them head knowledge rather then from the knowledge of their maker, can they make the rain fall upon the just and the unjust, can they know their heart and what is in it, or the sun to stand still, who can know but the creator of all heaven and earth even I the giver of all of life.
Only I can lead you through these perilous times, mans wisdom can do nothing, it is as foolish as taking the hand of death.
Did I not say I would keep you in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on me and to trust me with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but acknowledge Me in all your ways and I will direct your paths. Is that not so simple, yet man wants to look for the ways of man to get him through the times at hand. Men's plans will fail them and come to nought.
Can you not see you have been seeking knowledge from sources that are not of Me, nor by My hand. You are being deceived just as Eve was in the garden, for you are seeking knowledge that comes from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. I gave the first man all they needed, I was their source of all of life, yet they could not be satisfied with the all that I gave them, they wanted to know more.
I will lead and guide you, just as I did the first man, but you must listen to My voice and know mine from the evil one. without discernment you will not stand.
Eve was led astray just as My church has been led astray by the lust for the world and its things, lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes ad the pride of life which is man knowledge that brings pride, his success in life. Eve wanted to have the same knowledge and be as God.
Seek no knowledge but that which comes from Me. My words are spirit and life and only by My words and My life in you will bring life.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; but He dwell with in all of his sons and daughters who walk not after the flesh but My spirit.
If you try to save your life, you will lose it, but if you lose your life for My sake and the kingdom of God's sake you will find it.
I will not tell you words that itch your ears to make you feel good, So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
You are in a spiritual battle beloved, your weapons of warfare are not carnal but of the pulling down of strongholds, for you wrestle not with flesh and blood but against principalities and powers against rulers of darkness in the world and against spiritual wickedness in high places. So put on your whole armour of God given you to be able to stand in the evil day that is upon you, so that you will be able to stand against the wiles of the evil one.
Don't buy into his schemes to pull you down and your abiding in me. Your enemy is the devil do not be fooled, he does come as an angel of light with a little truth, his words are sweet to the ears, or they can bring you to fear and to not know the truth when you hear it, so you will not stand in faith but will stand in quaking fear.
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Is this not happening even now?
Do not fear what man can do to you, but fear Me the living God who has the power to put you in hell, though I love my chosen ones who fear me and seek me only, the door is closing and I speak forth that you must be ready and your garments clean with your lamps full of oil and to spare because I soon will shut the door, just as I did when Noah and his family and the animals were all on the ark
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
I warn you because you are Mine, and I do not want you to be fooled by what man has conceived and the the devil is behind, trust me and My word for I lie not and I have told you I will care for My own in the hour of trial. You are My son, you are My daughter if the Spirit of life lives in you.
Be ready, be ready, be ready, be alert, be awake for Your time is near. Be listening for the Sound of the Trumpet, the last trump.
Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Are your ready for my kingdom? Walking in the light and love with your neighbor and with Me?
Suffering with Me, brings about humility, knowing My love strengthens your faith.
My kingdom is full of light, not man made light but My eternal light, it is so bright that only those who are full of My light and love will be able to bear it.
Did I not remind you to keep your lamps full with more to spare, so that you would be full of light.
So much of My word has been picked over, chosen as to what will makes certain teachers comfortable rather then what is needful.
There is a great misunderstanding that I came just to save from hell and then one can go about living their life as they please on earth and then go to heaven when one dies and may enjoy this life to the fullest while spiritual perfection is not even given a thought. My truth is picked over and taught what will benefit them in the physical rather then the Spiritual many today do not even know what My word says, because it is not studied. It is an incorrect interpretation of my word to teach that you can pick and choose what you want in the word and then go to heaven saved.
Yes I came to save you from hell because sin had separated you from Myself and I cannot even look upon sin, sin is darkness and I am all light. How can you think one could live in My Presence while they live in darkness, and not being filled with light before heaven.
By humbling myself and shedding my blood in a perfect sacrifice I opened the door for you to be redeemed, but that did not mean a return to the sinful lifestyle was an option.
I laid my life down for you, and gave you an example to live by. I said sell what you have and follow Me, many just left possessions behind, but they followed me.
I said no to the devils plan to give me all the worlds goods if I would worship him as I fasted 40 days and nights in the wilderness.
Yet he has offered the same thing to many who are called by My name and by taking it, they worship their enemy that hates them, and they do not know what they are doing. The world and all its pleasures is in the devils territory, so he uses it to draw My people away to himself.
The early church did not accumulate possessions, and enjoy a worldly lifestyle as the pagans did.
They were learning how to share in community, they were learning to walk by the spirit, sometimes, even being transported from one place to another, they were learning love and humility, walking in peace praying and caring and helping one another in love.
And sharing the word everywhere they went.
They were able to endure and trust me for the persecution that came upon them, their eyes were not focused on what the government was doing or those around them but they were looking to Me to deliver them.
You will not be able to endure unless you turn from the world and be separate.
This world is passing away.
You will still be in the world, you must work to care for your family but you do not need to be involved in what is going on, you are a holy people, that is what you are being perfected to walk in, holiness. Be ye separate.
I tell you to come out of her and do not partake of her ways, the time is short, and you must be prepared spiritually, do not participate in the worlds games and distractions.
Do not despise suffering it brings about humility and faith, I know those of mine and they are preparing while there is even a little time, but I say do not be involved with the distractions of the world or you will be deceived even as many are now who call themselves mine.
If you seek Me you shall find me, I am not far from you. I love those who love me, and I will give you strength to go through what ever trial I send your way. But your time and focus must be on Me.
Yes beloved My love endures forever, I bring blessing into the lives of those of mine who want to change into My image, you must take the first step by giving Me all of your will, thoughts and emotions, and then I will test you to see where you have grown and will show you and you will be able to see your weaknesses, and grow a little more in each area.
Find a solitary place and seek Me, learn if me for I am meek and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Desire to hear from me in My word, you will not be deceived by the false prophets that have entered into the church if you know Me and My word.
The more you know me, the more you can know I will keep you under the shadow of My wings. I am your husband.
Sound The Alarm
Woe to those who are rebellious and stiff necked, who take counsel but not of Me and are covered , but not of My spirit.
That have not asked of me for direction, but make plans and laws and follow the Pharaoh of Egypt, put their trust in him and the arm of flesh, rather then the living God.
See what I am about to do, they seek to protect their treasures, rather then seek My voice that would lead them to righteousness, but they will not have it.
Even many of those called by My name seek after, a smooth word that fills them with pride and deceits. many of the prophets, are prophets for profit and go the way the wind blows, where they can be heard and fill their treasuries.
They no longer cry out to My people to repent, who are living high lives, and doing things they think hidden from the eyes of others, or the worldly those who follow after their flesh instead of me.
There is a famine in the land of the word of God, the truth is not being told, the mysteries and revelations of God are only heard by my set apart ones.
It is the obscure of my children who wait and watch, those that do not want a name and title to depose the king of glory., but remain hidden in Me.
Many look at what is happening in the world and have veils over their eyes, they do not have eyes to see, nor ears to hear the truth, because of unbelief.
Woe is me they will say when my judgements continue in the earth, they will cry out to the Pharaoh to save them but it will he will bring about many deceits, to deceive them even more, yet they will not turn to me the living God and repent of their ways.
Did I not tell you these things would come? Many of my people will cling to their riches and will cry out to me for help, some even in anger, but even as their riches are moth eaten and corrupted they will not want to let go. they will be destroyed just as Babylon is destroyed.
Have not I said,: If My people which are called by My name would humble themselves and pray and seek MY FACE
AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I would hear from heaven and forgive their sins and will heal their lands.
Many bend their knees and cry out, and even pray, but will not humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways, loving the world more then me.
Few are warning of my coming judgements, yes you are seeing the beginnings of woe, so few believe, and many are not being warned to save them from the fire.
My people are being drawn from the truth, they are drawn more to the world and its views, and none are warning them.
Where are My Isaiah's, My Ezekiel's and Jeremiah's and John the Baptist that will sound the trumpet so that My people will turn from their ways.
They are all seeped in the imagination of their own hearts, they hear what they want to hear.
So no crying in the streets is heard, they go on as they have done before, doing what is right in their own eyes.
Yes, I am long suffering, and slow to anger and merciful to thousands. I love those who love me.
If you refuse the one who speaks from heaven, how will you obey those I put over you. Those I put in power for your good or evil because you are a stiff necked people. How will you stand when you have no food to eat or your children are held hostage by evil men.
Only by abiding in Me continually.
Come learn of Me for I am meek and lowly of heart and you shall find rest for your souls.
Word For My Called Out Ones
My called out ones, must be led of My spirit in this hour, they are known by their humility and meekness, without this there is no true complete abiding in My Presence. without humility you are like a well without water. for My life comes from a broken laid down life.
When you walk in My life, people will be drawn to you as they were to Me. They will see you as one who lived the truth, who laid down their life as I did., as a corn of wheat falls to the ground and dies it bears much fruit, and so will you My child.
they will come to you and ask how they can know me as you do, this My child will bring many thousands to Me.
So come as My little children, and take my yoke upon you just as beast of burden are yoked together, they move as One,, effortlessly
they go where they are led by the driver, No more striving, only do what you see me doing, say what I say, and go where I tell you to go.
think not of the trials you are going through as it is the fellowship of My suffering, and it is those who have suffered with me that shall reign with Me. This My child is the way of the cross, it is not the wide path but of the narrow way, the way I took, and as those who follow me take.
I have called you to myself, I give you love and compassion, and tender mercies, much grace is yours and strength in Me,
Abide in My Presence and know My love, it has not changed, as I said I love those who love Me. I am the same yesterday, today and forever.
Seek me in this hour rather then what the world is saying, listen to My voice only, as you are being bombarded with voices from everywhere, the enemy would have you take your ear from My voice, he wants to distract you so You do not continue in the secret place. Seek me in the quietness of the day, shut out the voices from around you, I shall keep you in peace. I love you.
Fellowship Of His Sufferings
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; Phil 3:10
Many of you have experienced much pain and suffering, and wonder why you are enduring so much not only physically but the chasm of separation growing wider and deeper among family members and those you hold dear.
Yes I came to bring a sword, not to bring peace.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Many are suffering in the area of finances, yet Paul said he counted all things that were gain to him as loss for the excellency of knowing Me, counting all things gained as dung.
Have I not exhorted you to love not the world nor the things in the world, for the world is passing away and the things in the world.
Some of you have entered the heavenly realms as you spend much time with Me. Just as Paul received a thorn in His flesh so as not to glory in what he saw, and heard, many are experiencing a thorn in the way of some suffering in the body so as not to exalt self in what you have seen. I would have My bride to walk in humility and meekness before Me and one another.
Many have chosen the path of death to self and the fellowship of My sufferings, and as you have prayed so I have answered. These I know are mine, for they have chosen to lay their life down with me.
Being conformed to My image and likeness in My death.
You will find yourself in situations where you will only have Me to trust, there will be nothing in the world to trust, not family, friends or anything that proceeds from the world.
I have chosen this path, as I chose the Father, knowing it was only Him I could trust, not my family nor my friends and so it will be with you.
You will be betrayed, and persecuted yet as You look toward me, I shall give you grace for every situation.
I told you before that much chaos and violence was coming, and unless you are totally in Me, conformed to my death not fearing man, not loving your life, these events would seem unbearable, but so I have been preparing you for these things. There is nothing to fear. Fear not , for I am with you, give every circumstance over to me trusting Me as you are are carved into the palm of My hands, I have promised to be a shelter from the storms.
I have created all things and so I build and I pluck away.
I have called and chosen you for these times and for this hour, these times shall reveal the sons and daughter of God, for you shall walk in the Spirit and not the flesh.
You have set your heart upon me, and are looking to me only, not trusting in the arm of flesh that will soon be like a house built on shifting sand, you shall see with your own eyes what befalls those who walk in iniquity and are proud building their houses on man and in lofty places, rather then humbly allowing Me to build.
You need strength and fortitude in the coming days, to not live your life according to what you see in the world, for many are the plans of the evil one, and I am preparing My judgements, live your life according to my will in all wisdom.
I will give you strength, and "My grace is sufficient, for you my power is made perfect in weakness."
All things that are foretold to come are unfolding according to My word. My judgements are already in place, be prepared so you will be watching at the door for my return, and prepared for My coming.
You must know me, the only living God and be conformed into my image, this was My purpose in coming to earth, so that you would gain victory over the world flesh and the devil, and receive My eternal life.
The world is preparing their monetary system and all things are waiting to unfold in the times ahead just as I have spoken through my prophets, so You know My coming is near.
Every imaginable event is about to take place, so know you cannot trust in mammon or in the world or anyone in the world for the world is passing away, and all evil with it as it even now continues in it's evil plans.
It seems as if the earth is being destroyed by man, but it is My judgments coming to earth, nothing comes unless I send it.
Keep your eyes on me, as you see the earth imploding unto itself, the plans of men are failing, as they have sought to be as god's themselves, and as the enemy continues on his plans of destruction, I shall allow nothing lofty to remain as man thinks he can do only what I am able to accomplish.
As you see these things coming to pass, know that the time of end is nigh, it is all as grass and shall pass away as grass, but you shall reign with me, for those who suffer with me shall reign with me.
You suffer now, so you will not suffer with the world, you shall be overcomers walking in the spirit doing greater things then I when I walked upon the earth, doing exploits for My kingdom, so be at peace knowing you will be hid away in the time of trouble.
The time is near, be waiting and watching. I am with you always!
Forgiveness Unblocks Love
Prayer to Our Beautiful God
Beloved, I come to remind you of my unfailing love, to remind you that it is beyond the breadth, the length, the depth and height of anything you can conceive.
The whole universe was created in My love, by and through Me. With you in mind and everything you see that I have given to you is from my goodness, my love and kindness toward you.
I want to bring you to complete knowledge of My love, because dear children, when you have perfected love flowing through and from you, you will not fear, though the earth be removed and mountains thrown into the sea.
Nothing shall separate you from my love, tribulation, distress, persecution, famine or nakedness, peril or sword. Nothing shall separate you from my unfailing love, nor angels or devils, in other realms, nor principalities and powers, things present or things to come.
Nor any other creature shall separate you from My love.
Many of my precious ones still have a fear of death, that reveals that your heart needs to let in more light, to remove all darkness. Your lamps are lacking oil for the next transition, that is soon to come, you must not be without a full lamp with ample to spare.
The righteous are taken but no one has taken it to heart, yet the righteous are removed from the evil to come.
Beloved, I came to give you new life, with my death burial and resurrection as you laid down your life you are risen with me to heavenly places where I sit with my Father.
I came to manifest my life in you, so you would be filled and perfected with my love, and to be a light to the world. Perfect love cast out all fear.
You must grow and allow me to manifest my life in you, so that when done with this school called life, you can shed your mortal bodies and take on immortal bodies, and then you shall cross through the door into the other side, it is as simple as that.
I want you to know dear ones, that you will take nothing with you but the fruit you bore, as I manifested my life to you. Where ever I am LOVE IS, and you will see great beauty and in the heavens the beauty and knowledge is miltiplied beyond what you can imagine in creation on earth to be, everywhere there is joy, and peace, love is all there is.
Love is a gift, if you do not learn to give it here, you will not be able to live in it there, for where lack of love is, there is only darkness, so be filled with My light while there still is light. The devil and his angels are darkness not light so they cannot live among my loved ones.
Love flows out from the heart of God and touches and changes everything and where light is darkness flees. Those that choose to walk in self, never receive the light, they live in darkness. It is only when they finally "See the light" that they begin to change and manifest my love and light to the world.
Your purpose here is not to just get saved from hell, it is to be vessels or bearers of light, so that your life or love changes everything it comes near. People respond to Me, when they are touched by love.
The work you do that is done from love that comes from Me into and through you, and those who receive it are blessed and changed and will absolutely never be the same.
Love passes knowledge, knowledge will be done a way with, as will prophecy and tongues, because when the perfect arrives there is no longer a need for those things.
They are only to teach you by the Spirit., how to walk in the spirit of love.
I am the exact perfect expression of love, when you KNOW Me you will know love, and can then give it to others, in goodness, kindness, love, mercy, peace and long suffering.
Love is all goodness, all righteousness, so everything you are learning to do here by the Spirit you are ultimately learning to love.
This is the utter greatness and reality of life, it is limitless, it is vast, beyond what you can comprehend.
You have yet to open fully to my love, due to scars and woundedness, you are still not dead to all that is of the self. when you can step aside and let Me hve the reigns of your life, I can then pour all my love into you, and give you my all my fullness, so that you can be a perfect man.
So many are caught up with the cares of this life, concerned about what I am bringing to the earth, yet my promises never fail, it seems you care more about this life then the next one that you will be in with Me in your spiritual body. the one you are in presently will perish, it will be left behind.
Your body came from the earth and will return to the earth, so you must value eternal things.
You have a temporary body given you to carry out My will not your own.
You are often like little lambs looking for better pasture, until I have to fetch you and bring you back, so as little children often do..
I have given you all you will need to accomplish what I have given you, and you are look toheavenly things, and to look for My appearing in my Spiritual body that sits at the right hand of the Father, yet I live in You by My Spirit, and as you walk in me, I will lead your every step.
Tune your ears to My voice, leave the distraction of others voices. Don't Depend on My vessels I speak through, listen for yourselves, make it a practice, YOU MUST HEAR MY VOICE.
As I said in the last days there will be many sent to deceive, it is going to get almost impossible to know the truth unless you study for yourselves to be approved a workman not needing to be ashamed.
Bathe in My love, I will bring much light to your lamps and you will shine when the world is in darkness. Rise and shine for your LIGHT HAS COME.
Don't look at circumstances thinking, "What shall I do?", run to the rock that is higher then I, run to Me, the darkness is passing away but I am holding you in the palm of MY hands.
That is My unfailing love.
I do not come to you in the first person through this vessel often, but I do so today because I want to speak to your heart, and to know I am Present with you..
The hour is late beloved, you can see the evidence all around you, you can hear the rattle and shake going on in your world, do not fear for You are mine. I love you and I have separated you from the world to become like Me, in My very image. It does not come without sacrifice and suffering as those of you who have been going through times of fire to prepare you for the days ahead and to purify you, and to remove the impurities so that you shall truly come out as pure gold..
You are coming to the time of what is called Passover. Do you remember why it was called Passover? It was a time when I heard the cry of my people who were under oppression in Egypt, I heard their cry under the heavy yoke of burdens they had to bear.
.Before I led My chosen ones out of Egypt I told my people to sacrifice a lamb and put the blood of the animal upon the door post and when the the angel of death came to strike the Egyptians, the angel of death passed over every door with blood on the doorpost, they and their children were spared. Just as you too are covered by My blood I shed for you at Calvary.
I then led them out into the wilderness to bring them to a "death to self:"and a test of their faith in Me. I will lead out all of you to safety and to higher ground, those who have laid down their life for Me. Your are My called and chosen. You are my special treasure, you desire Me above all the treasures and possessions of the world, so you are My cherished ones.
Your cries and prayers have not gone unheard, I count every tear you have shed and put them in a bottle and your prayers come up to My nostrils like incense. I know what you suffer beloved for it is yet a little while and you shall rejoice over your victory for you will stand with Me on my thone before all the suffering saints from every generation, a great multitude which no man can count, of all nations kindreds people and tongues.
Those who have died with Me, and have suffered in the flesh, will I keep in the hour of temptation that is coming upon the whole world. If you judge yourself now you will not be judged as I bring judgments to the world through many tribulations such as the world has never seen.
Those that call themselves the church shall soon find that the enemy has entered into their camp and brought many diverse kinds of spirits with them to tempt their flesh. but I shall shake all that is man made and exalted above Me. I will shake all that can be shaken and those who have clung to their leaders and exalted them will find they have nothing to cling to, except they turn and repent and return to me THE only One true God.
Mar 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
The message below was given March 22,2005
I WILL PASSOVER
I have called you for this hour before the foundation of the world.
Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.  For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
My child, my judgments are upon the earth. I will be looking for the blood that has been applied to your life. And your life will be revealed through the light that emanates through a lamp that is full. For it shall radiate for all to see, a light set upon a hill.
Yes, beloved I will passover, those who have paid the price of a sacrificed life, those who have been tested in the fires of affliction in the wilderness. Those who have prepared themselves in their secret chambers, who have shut the door to the world and have sought me early, drawing oil into their vessels.
Fear not beloved, no weapon formed against you shall prosper, every voice that has raised up against you in judgement shall be silenced, for the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall My covenant of My peace be removed says the Lord who has mercy upon you.
Beloved come now to the end of yourself, let not the arm of flesh rule you. Know that the life does not come from you but from Me, the Fountain of Living Waters. You must come to realize that nothing can come of self effort, realize that unless you are trusting completely in Me you cannot stand against the enemies plans to destroy you. Not by might, not by power but by My Spirit says the Lord.
For I have established you in righteousness and there is no need to fear the terror, for it shall not come near your house. For as you have been established in righteousness, so the blood has been applied, and your lamp a burning fire.
I have established you to do greater things than I have done in the earth, you are my hands, my feet, my mouth and so you shall speak My word to the lost, the sick, the dying and those in bondage, so you shall set the captive free, You shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover, you shall speak words of healing that they may be made whole as they give Me glory.
For you are of My remnant, it shall be well with you, for I will cause the enemy to entreat you well in the time of evil and affliction.
Open your heart to Me that I may plant good thing from my treasuries. For you have chosen Me over the world and the things of this life, you have not forsaken Me, and obey My voice when I speak so you shall ride upon the high hills.
Listen closely to Me, I am about to bring judgments into the earth, and I have much for you to do. Because you fear Me, beloved no fear shall come upon you, you shall have peace in the midst of the storm.
I am coming to do a new thing in the earth, every mouth shall proclaim My name, every mouth shall call upon Me, the God of Israel, Jehoveh Shalom.
Because you have paid the price you shall carry My word unto the uttermost parts of the earth. You shall be My vessel of honor and many shall come into the kingdom through you.
Behold as the fires of judgement go through the earth, you shall be my torch bearer, setting on fire those who cry unto Me for righteousness.
You shall not be afraid nor fear man, for what can they do to you, for you shall be as coals of fire in My hand as in the hand of the smith, so you shall ignite My instruments, that I have set apart for My use. Like a fire brand turning the embers so shall you be to Me. You have not known these things because you have not asked. You receive not because you ask not. I shall hold nothing back from you, ask Me and see.
Come and see, I shall restore the ancient ruins, I shall restore all that the evil one has stolen, I shall restore all things.
You shall know, for this have you been called, for such a time as this, for I shall hold back nothing from My beloved.
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The world cannot hear the sound of the hoof beats as they are coming onto the horizon. Only my own who have trained their senses to discern good and evil, and trained to hear my voice alone, are able to see with spiritual eyes the days coming upon them.
Is The American Christian Deceived
Since I have been home recovering from major surgery on my spine and neck, I have had much more time to read books, and the word then usual, and I have been taking a look at how here in America the lost are basically forgotten. Not only here in America but the world.
I get so sick and disgusted at the evils that are increasing in the world as demonic spirits are ravaging peoples lives, little children daily raped and murdered in heinous crimes.
How our nation is now telling God that they do not want Him in our nation.
I ask myself, do I not care about the lost? Have I become so comfortable
I have been more concerned with what is going on then doing something about it, as we are commanded.
But this is what has happened to the church here in America, and I am guilty as well because at one time it was of great importance to me. Now my concern is for only those in
Yes, Jesus cast out the demons, He delivered the people from demonic oppression, and the
So what are we doing? Are we sitting there totally sickened by the demonic infiltration in greater numbers, taking lives and terroizing our children? Getting wrapped up into our own comfort, our own lives of gaining treasures.
We pray for revival, thinking God is somehow going to zap us into being so on fire for the gospel that we shall witness to everyone we meet. Keep Praying! but it will not happen that way.
My friends it starts with us, we must be sold out to the gospel and
What happened to the Great Commission?
Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
It was a command, just like Jonah was commanded to go to Nineveh to warn them of impending judgment. and he refused to go because he thought that they might repent and God would change His mind about bringing judgment on those evil people.
Is this what we want, to see judgment come down on the evil in
What is the purpose of spending millions on mega churches, and huge conferences that run into millions to pay for facilities, speakers and yet nothing is spent to see the lost won.
There might be a few supporting ministries like ours in other countries, that are reaching the lost and making disciples disciple and feeding them spiritually and physically. My guess is few Christians are supporting any ministry to the lost and few are even going.
I know so few are preaching the gospel here in America, there are a few street preachers out there, like Larry Rosenbaum, Dennis McNally, Paul and Noreen Cocca and others that preach here in America and overseas, but so few out of all the Christians preach the gospel here in America.
One of the books I have been reading that has opened my eyes is a book by Brother Yun, "Living Water"who also wrote the book, "Heavenly Man" Powerful books, highly recommended.
Brother Yun, is so shocked at Americans, he said that in China every Christian preaches every day to the lost, and some will not even sleep until they have led a soul to Christ.
"He says the believers in America are deceived, they believe that being saved means they can sit back enjoy the Lord and do nothing else while they wait for the Lord to return again" He finds that astonishing, for every Christian in China is an evangelist, they are busy every day preaching to those nearby and faraway.
2Co 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
2Co 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
I want to add as well that the church in China preaches the truth of the gospel to lay down our life, that you no longer live for yourselves but for Christ who died for you and rose again, not the self serving gospel that is preached today, the watered down version.
Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
We shall all come before the judge one day and be judged for what we did in the body rather good or bad.
What will He see in our life, what have we done to see the kingdom come, how many people have we loved with the love of Christ.
His eyes shall be on and are now on us and we shall not escape, will He see we lived for ourself, or for Him.
Are we so ashamed of the gospel we can't stand to be persecuted? We worry about what people think of us?
Soon it maybe that we shall be persecuted just because we are Christians, will you then stand for Jesus and for the truth of the gospel.
Jesus asked if he would find faith on the earth when he returns.
I would rather stand for truth, and for the gospel then care what people think of me whetherit be other Christians or the world.
Of course we all have jobs, and that in itself is is very time consuming, and then church has all the nights of the week full, so when does one preach the gospel.
We begin with our neighbors and who ever God puts before us. I think we need to take stock of our life and ask ourself if we are fully surrendered to Christ or are we living our own life.
In America people seek signs, miracles and w0nders, but in China they are an every day occurance, because they live laid down lives. they have died to themself.
I think of how one day all of China will be Christian, believing the same teachings of Christ, while America is becoming a godless nation.
There is no real formula other then obeying the great Commission, and getting back to the truth of the gospel not the watered down versions here in America.
If we all work together as Chinese Christians do to encourage one another in fellowship and prayer to continue reaching the lost, sharing testimonies, instead of trying to build the biggest church and have the most money and pssessions.
I agree with Brother Yun, we are most deceived here in America.
Are American christians Deceived Part 2.
Sis, Beloved Servant
Jer 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
If we have received the Holy Spirit into our vessel then it is not to be kept for ourselves just to enjoy but it is to flow outward to a lost and dying world, that is how the kingdom is advanced.
Many of us have begun to dry up and need that new filling,we have been keeping that spirit for ourselves, we bathe in it we run here and run there to get more of it. But
In some cases all the teachings the dry fellowships, the seminaries and the head knowledge are giving out dry crusty bread instead of the living water. Jesus is the word, He is the LIFE and His word is living water.
We should seek the Lord for more of this living water, and then
Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
We only need to ask him to give us that living water, he wants His kingdom advanced more then anything we can do. we don't need more teachings, and more conferences we need to obey the Lord and begin to reach out to others beyond our camp.
This living water is available just for the asking. We just need to come to the Lord and drink richly of this water of life.
Isa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Simon the Soccerer, was getting a name for himself with his false power, and then he saw Phillip leading souls to Christ, and he too accepted Christ, and then he saw the Apostles lay hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit, Simon offered them money that they might lay hands on him to receive the Holy Spirit.
He saw the living water being received and he was willing to buy it so he could himself use it.
Act 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
Act 8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
Act 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
This is what is needed. We may have the Holy Spirit but to get the power of God that will change nations we must lay down our lives, even unto death.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
The reason that other countries have mass salvations, and souls being saved everywhere every day is because these countries are under heavy persecution, they are being stripped of their rights to worship God.
They are imprisoned, beaten and killed for the kingdom of God's sake.
It may be that here in
Could God allow this because of the condition of the church in America?
Maybe we need to take a second look at what we are doing, all the teachings on prosperity and self serving only tend to make the church more comfortable. We were noit meant to be comfortable.
The book of acts would not have been written if the church was comfortable, but God allowed for it to go through much persecution so that it would become alive to see the kingdom of God advanced.
I believe praying for personal revival is a good thing, praying for more living water, but when you are visited by the power of God, don't just go home and bask in it, but let that living water flow out of you daily into lives that are so thirsty.
Just like Jesus,
Joh 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Joh 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
Joh 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
If we drink of this living water we shall never thirst, we must continually drink of it, so that we do not become dry.
It is when we become dry we have nothing to give to others of His life.
We are God's vessels of life, we are to pour out this living waters everywhere we go so that thirsty people will partake of this water of life.
There is no greater time then now, when so many are without jobs, they have no one to turn to, and we have within us that which they need.
Let us begin to take our communities for Christ, and not stop there but go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to observe all that the Lord has commanded us.
Where Eagles Gather
I want to share what the Lord spoke to me this morning about the hour we are in.
This morning the Lord let me see what is ahead of us here in this country and in the world. What I was seeing was chaos all around, yes just as I saw in a dream recently of seeing Chaos everywhere, and we are to cry out to Jesus, we shall see not only great chaos but persecution of Christians that we have not ever seen here in US, though it will be happening all over the world.
It is very possible the Lord is warning that this country may go into anarchy, but he is surely warning of chaos, that is what I saw.
I clearly heard in my Spirit "Cry out to Jesus", the song by Third Day.
And that we are to do just what it says in , abide under the shadow of the Almighty, we are to be in Him, not the world, we are to listen to Him, not what the world is saying, not what the prognosticators say on the news.
That is of the flesh, God is spirit and they that worship Him, must worship Him in the spirit a d truth.
Get away from all the talk of schemes and plans of the enemy, diabolical plots and evil in the world, focus only on where the Lord wants you personally, that which is good, leave all those distractions behind, by focusing on them you are not taking the time needed for you to be in that place the Lord wants you in this hour.
Help prepare your
This is a clear warning, we need to have our house in order, as He then took me to Matthew 24, and Luke 17:37 and job 39:30.
Mat 24:28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together
Luk 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
There is little time for unbelievers or backslid, and those deceived, to repent, things will come quite suddenly.
We must have our ear open to the Lord's direction.
We must be in absolute faith for everything at this time, get away from distractions focus only on that which will help you to be where you are to be in the Lord.
Nothing else is of importance but warning people to repent, and to be ready standing in faith and love. Encouraging one another as you see the day approaching.
There is no time now for playing church, but in being the church, no time for looking for prosperity, making money buying and selling but to be about our Father's business of telling people to repent and turn to the Lord. You were brought here for a purpose, you must be ready when the Father calls, when the Lord returns.
Don't be dismayed at what you see going on around you, but keep you focus on the Lord talking to him in prayer and listening for His voice.
You were brought here for such a time as this, you are being prepared for His calling you.
He may have specific directions for each of you, that is why it is absolutely imperative you listen to Him, not the world, shut out all sounds from the world.
I want to show you what He showed me to encourage you in this hour.
Job 39:27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?
Job 39:28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
Job 39:29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.
Job 39:30 Her
This is speaking of the rapture of eagles, when he commands the Lord catches us away, He translates us up high with him. Hear Him Call.Listen.
The eagle dwells on and in the Lord, and is built on Him. The eagle saints will come back with the Lord to bring
This is where the eagle gathers, he seeks out the spiritually dead, giving them new life by sucking out the death and giving them the new life by the blood of Christ.
We are the elect if we are in Him, He called the church to be the elect, but because of the and teachers that are leading many in the church astray, they are not going to be where the Lord wants them
they will not be prepared, their mind will be on things of this world.
Thee Lord said not to love the world or the things in the world. If you love the world the love of the Father is not in you.
One of the signs of the soon return of the Lord and the last days is the increase of false teachers and prophets ministers of satan that will perform great signs and wonders. We are told to be alert for these professed Christians prophets, teachers, and preachers who are in reality false yet perform healings, signs and wonders, who appear to be a success in their ministries, but are distorting ad rejecting truth found in God's word. that are doing what seems to be what the bible says, but in fact are deceivers.
Not everything you see and hear is of the Lord, even if it appears to be.
We need to test the spirits, pray for discerning of spirits it s crucial in this hour.
Draw near continually to the Lord's Presence, do not chase after this event or that conference, but take shelter under His wings.
Come and gather with other eagles, that we may encourage one another, and draw on and bask in His spirit from one another, share and comfort one another with His words, what he shows us. in dreams and visions that he speaks to us.
Focus on him from on high. Fly over your circumstances, let the Holy spirit lift you high above the troubles below. He is with us. He will never leave or forsake us.
We need to be with other eagles, Where Eagles Gather.
Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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Trust Me, I Shall Direct Your Steps
Why Do You Hesitate Between Two Opinions
February 3, 2009
This word has stayed with me for about a week now and so I sat down this morning and wrote what the Lord is saying, we need to heed His warnings as these are perilous times.
1Ki 18:21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
Why to you hesitate between two opinions, If I be God then follow Me, if man, then follow man.
But you shall see that man can do nothing, unless I allow it to be so. To follow man you are chasing after wind, when you choose Me, you choose Life.
Follow me, and I will give you life, Life in the now, and for all eternity.
There are many deceiving spirits in the world, sent by the great deceiver. false teachers,
They are sent to draw you away from My TRUTH,
My Word today is being torn into many pieces they do not resemble my Word which is truth, what is being taught has many shades and hues, it is has changed into something I did not speak. it is dead and it is leading man into the enemies hand.
My words are pure, they are Spirit and Life and they speak into a heart and changes it just as a sword, it pierces, it cuts out all that is not of Me. it is meant to grow you into the mage of Christ, the fullness of Christ.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The word that is given by man today is not MY Word, it is dry moldy bread, it not fit for My people and does not come from Me.
If you do not feed on Me daily, you will follow the sound of another's voice that is not of Me. if the voices you are hearing are not speaking My truth you will be pulled and tossed, wavering to and fro like the waves of the sea, tossed to and fro by the winds,
No longer do many of My teachers listen to me, they listen to many voices and teach from the mind of man rather then by the Spirit of God. They have turned their ears from the truth, because they have itching ears.
Come to me daily listening to My pure Word and I will feed your soul and build you into a pure vessel, a strong house one that can stand in the coming days of deception and betrayal of man. Overcomers that I have called you to be.
Beloved when you truly know Me, you will not deny Me and you will stand as a house built on the rock, and your faith shall not fail in that hour.
Do not listen to voices that do not line up with my Word of truth. come to me daily, I will teach you that which will always line up with My word, line upon line, precept upon precept.
You cannot follow Me and the world, which is lead of man. follow nothing or no one that is counter to my Word. Have faith in me only.
There are many that are sent to deceive, false teachers and prophets and false christ that are even now in the world they are sent to draw you and the world away to believe the lie.
What seems to be of Me is often not of me, it is a counterfeit, it may appear to be of such great beauty, and powerful, but beware of the
They are deceiving many even to do great signs and miracles attempting to deceive the very elect, preparing them for the evil one.
Pray for discernment, filter everything you see and hear with My word. don't shun my Word, the days are getting darker. Didn't I say even My elect shall be deceived if possible.
Be wise as serpents and harmless of doves. You are standing on the precipice of eternity watching revelations unfold. Listen to the sound of the horsemen in the distance. They ARE COMING.
Learn to discern, be ready, your lamp lit let your prayers be as incense to Me upon My throne, Cry out for mercy, cry out for repentance, cry out for souls to be saved the hour is near, the time draws near.
Be found in me. I am all you need. I love you and I am watching over you and all the events as they unfold upon the earth. I send my messengers to warn, to exhort, to discern the times, to prepare, to seek Me only.
I have not appointed you to wrath, but you must follow Me only, you must turn from everything that is not befitting of a saint of God.
You shall overcome, you have My spirit within you if you walk in My spirit. I will lead you all the way. You must listen to me and My word only and love the truth, as I shall send a strong delusion to those who do not love the truth and that they shall believe a lie.
You are not among those who shall fall away if you shall cling to me, and My word, and be ready to listen and to obey. I love you, stand firm in My word I am coming.
|The Hour Of My Visitation/Update|
Jan 17, 2009
1 Cor 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
1Co 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Has the power of the cross been revealed in your life? You need to hear the life changing word of the gospel.
Not just words of man's choosing, not words from any book, but the life changing word of God. You need to have the cross applied to your life.
Brothers and sisters, the only way into LIFE IS THE CROSS, and to receive that life you must DIE.
The preaching of the cross is the POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION.
We have been given the mandate to GO into all the world and preach the gospel to the nations. Who will go, who will speak to nations, who will speak to their neighbors?
It is time to get ready, time is short, their are neighbors out of work, bankrupt, Go, and speak the words of the cross. Give them that life only found in Christ and the cross. Set them free, from the shackels of materialism.
There are people all over the world that are feeling life is hopeless, that not a soul cares about them.
Preach to them about Yeshua, Jesus Christ who came and laid His life down just for them, that he came to give them a whole new life, free of sin and bondage. that if he cares for the grass of the field, he cares and loves such as one who call upon his name to be saved.
We must Go preach the gospel to the nations, it doesn't matter where you Go, just that we are commanded to Go.
Go and make disciples, do it online if nothing else but Go.
Tell them that there is someone who died on the cross for them and was resurected, teach them how to have a relationship with God, teach them how to walk and live in the , that he wants to give them a real life, that will be life more abundant, full of righteousness and holiness, a walk of power, not of words, but POWER.
Life changing power, that will give them victory over death, and satan. Victory over every sin, victory over every addiction, and every tradition and will set them free.
It isn't about coming to Christ as if He is a Santa Claus, they are a dime a dozen, but he is a , and can bring deliverance and victory over every area of their life, but they must apply the cross to their life. And that calls for death.
He will bring victory to every area of your life as well. The word of God is for reading, meditating and studying, not for getting dusty.
The word of God is powerful, it is alive.
There is no power in the pulpit these days because our Pastors have closed their bibles and speak a , but we must get back to the preaching of the word of God the preaching of the cross, it has life in it, it is power, and if there is power lacking in your life it is because the word of God is lacking in your life.
There is LIFE in the word of God, it is Spirit and it is LIFE. When you have LIFE, you have LOVE, it literally oozes out of you.
There are people around the world who have risked death to get the gospel to people in very dangerous places, these are true disciples, they are more then christians in name only, `1,000 Christians die a year in martyrdom, yes it is true. While we sit in our warm houses doing nothing, often not even reading the word of God, they are out there risking their lives.
They do it with no fear, because they have LIFE AND THE LOVE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FLOWING THROUGH THEM.
Not every mission field is dangerous, but it is a sacrifice. You must sacrifice something, and you start with self. I ask you is having real life woth the loss of the self life?
I was asked what makes me want to reach those in our mission field. and all I can say is it isn't me, it is the Holy Spirit of LIFE and LOVE that flow from me. I want to be right in the thick of it, but without support I have not the means except to be a director for now. I will be there when the Lord supplies that need. And releases me to go.
I spent about 8 years in the streets of San Francisco and Berkeley in the thick of evangelism in a place that is not friendly to Christians.
I do know it starts with detaching from all the "things" of the world And you will not get it with one foot in the world and one in the church.
You must apply the cross to your life. DIE TO YOUR SELF, DIE TO THE WORLD.
You will not have the Lord's love flowing through you when you are hanging onto the things of the world.
This is why you have not answered the call, to "Go" There is a cost and it means dying to self, it means letting go of the things of the world, turning your back on them so you can obey God.
The Lord has said "Occupy" until I come. He isn't saying occupy your favorite chair watching the football game, or watching your favorite television shows. Nor is he saying to occupy your place of residence. He is saying occupy, busy yourself with His business, His kingdom.
I know you are afraid of confrontations. Was Yeshua afraid of confrontation? Was the apostles or the disciples of the early church afraid of confrontations? No, they spoke bodly and the only way you will speak boldy is if you are filled with Life, from the Holy Spirit.
Christians have become so comfortable in America, they don't want anything to disrrupt their way of life and just want to feel good, to talk about things that are comfortable for them.
I have heard christians argument they are not called into the mission field, but that is a lie from the pit of hell. The bible was written for our exhortation and example, so don't use that exuse. And Jesus Christ was speaking to his disciples which is you and me.
Well wait a minute, maybe I am wrong as most American christians are just pew sitters, they go to church to feel good.
Not hear a message repent, and become disciples.
This is a tough walk brothers and sisters. And from what I see in a country that claims to be Christians that have let the minority of Christian haters take over our nation and enact laws that take away our godly rights to walk as disciples, to pray and teach the word of God when and where we choose. Can't we even stand up and be counted for Christ? Everything will soon be stripped away and it will be only the boldness of the Holy spirit that will move forward in the name of Christ.
We have allowed ungodly behavior take place instead of what our founding Fathers have enacted. Yes it is Christians who have allowed this to take place they have stood by while we have been stripped.
So the power of the cross is missing in most of those who call themselves "Christians". The power of the cross speaks with boldness, this is the LIFE that I speak about, it is the same Life that will hold one who hears the gospel and they cannot move until they fall to their knees in . This is the power of the cross, and it takes full surrender to Yawheh, it takes dying to self
This is the same boldness that is willing to Go, whether it is across the world or to our nations streets.
If you have that LIFE, don't squander it in the world, use it for the kingdom. Time is short we must be about our Father's business. PREACH THE GOSPEL, PREACH THE CROSS. don 't preach a Crossless gospel that has no power.
If you absolutely cannot GO, send someone, support someone to go, send to missions, you can only take with you what you have done for the kingdom. Join a team in your area, if there is none, start one but Go Preach the gospel. Say, "Lord Send me."
Exo 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
Why would he choose only a remnant? When he sent His prophets to warn of what was coming and told His people to prepare, only the few who went into the wilderness and allowed the Lord to test them, would deny self, while the rest of the body went on enjoying the things of the world, mocking the word the Lord gave to the prophets to give them to prepare.
They said," preach to me smooth words, I don't want to hear of judgments, I want to hear that no matter what I do God will forgive me, so pardon me, while I live MY LIFE".
In the old testament it was the same thing, the people loved their sins more then God, they loved their idols and their own ways.
So God chose a remnant because the people were hard headed, and stiff necked, and so it is today, even under the new covenant. God has not changed and neither has the world or His people.
So God has a remnant that have loved and trusted in Him and consecrated themselves to him, who have allowed the trials and testing, now they will be ready to follow Him where ever He goes.
God is calling some to physically "go into the wilderness to leave the city, and others He may have them to hide themselves in Him, but in either case they are to get out of Egypt before He brings about the judgments on the world.
Those who KNOW Him, he will speak into our hearts and tell us what He would have us to do, what he would have each of us do in our own situation or in His plan for our lives, we must trust only in him. Not our Pastor not our family or our friends but Jesus only. He is our God. If we cannot do that we need to go back to the word of God and press in.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her,mypeople, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
This is not a time for fear, but of love, for LOVE cast out all fear. I know so many are fearful of what is comming, they are fearful to see their finances crumble in the market, worry how they can pay their bills and feed their families, all in the same boat not knowing where to turn, so they cry out for a leader like they did with King Saul, so God gave them what they wanted a leader, and it was not what they wanted or expected.
The people are even now crying out for a leader because they do not want God to rule over them, to decide what they can do and not do. They want to have the right to sacrifice their children to Molech, and to do abominable things, and to make laws so they can do as they choose. "We want our own choice", they are saying. So God will give them their choice and at the same time it will be His choice, and what will come they will not wish for but it will be too late. They made their choice, they cried out for a leader that would be pleasing to their flesh.
Yes, prayer could change the direction we are heading or it could very well be too late, we all have been warned, and so many have shut their ears to the truth. Yet God is a merciful God, and only He knows when He will withdraw His grace.
He has revealed it to His prophets, they have warned and they have given His words and none would hear.
We will see things soon we never thought would happen in this country, what we are being told is a lie and much deception abounds, and we are seeing someone given power that will change this nation and it will be according to prophecy.
The Lord is allowing the blindness to occur, it is as if they do not see truth because they refused to listen.
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivablenessof unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received nottheloveofthetruth, that they might be saved.
I have never seen so many eyes blinded to deception as we are seeing now. I am seeing the hand writing on the wall. This country has been found wanting.
What is happening has been prophesied from ancient time, and yet though prophets have been speaking of this time for years now, it has gone unbelieved, the hands would quickly go to the ears as they didn't want to hear the truth as they want to live in their imaginary world not having to account for their sins, chasing after their dreams of wealth and sucess.
Beloved, faith worketh by loveand perfect love cast out all fear. Either we can trust God who is our source or we shall be fearful, because we cannot trust our jobs, we cannot trust the banks or the government to save us. Only the Lord God who is our provider. Jehovah Jireh.
I had a very difficult time this week as I am being tested in this very area, my hours of work were cut drastically and other test that indicated the Lord was looking to see if I would absolutely trust him, and in the physical it looks hopeless, but in the Spirit, I know God's word is true and he will provide for His own when we absolutely trust Him.
There will be death and disease everywhere we look, wars and rumors of wars, but the end is not yet. This is the test that shall come upon the whole world. Who will we choose? We will be forced to make that choice. Are we true believers of Yeshua or are we mouth professors. Will we follow after the crowd, and our own flesh, or the living God.
We must hope in Him, we must put our absolute trust in him for He loves those who love him. And His promises shall never fail.
The time is coming when we will be asked to stand for what we believe, and we must ask ourselves if we are willing to give up our life for Christ as He gave up His life for us.
This country puts its trust in the government to protect us, but God can and will allow this country to go through judgements and the church is to be judged first. So wisdom says to put your trust in God, not the arm of flesh. No other way but to trust and obey.
I think about the Christians in India and other third world countries, and how we are hated by those who take things in their own hands instead of doing things Jesus Christ way. They hate us because God answers our prayers, and he blesses us. They look at Christians in America with such contempt for one thing many are not behaving in such a way that glorifies God, and they think we are not true believers, so they will come and test us, are you ready?
We are hated by the liberal community and by others who have their own agendas because we as true Christians who will not bow down to their gods.
I see a very dark cloud over this nation, one of darkness and destruction, but at the same time I see God with such love for His own, he embraces and covers and hides us in his pavillion.
Just as Meschach, Abendego, and Shadrach were thrown into the fire and came out untouched so will we be if we hold onto our faith. Because he loves us with an everlasting love, and as we trust him and give everything to him in perfect trust, He will reveal himself as our beloved, our hearts must be knit to his in this hour and loving those whom we come in contact, sharing His love.
What better then to speak about His love to those who have never known Him. To testify of His love, how little fear will we have when we speak of His glory and all he has done in our life.
What are houses, possessions, and money when we have the love of the Creator of the Universe and the one who loved us so much He laid down His life for us, shed His life's blood to redeem us, oh what love.
Are we here to live for ourselves or are we here to lift and glorify Christ in the world.
Beloved begin to proclaim Christ love for us and all he has done for us to a hurting world. Show them Our Lords faithfulness.
You will never see His faithfulness until you absolutely TRUST HIM.
If we cannot do this how can we call ourselves His. It all comes down to, "are we living for self or are we living for Him?"
In my case it isn't just about me, but it matters to me that those who God has used me to touch, are also cared for so that they can testify of His love and faithfulness, so I will trust him for them as well.
I love God so much, and I have a great love for the body of Christ, to see you seeking Him and knowing that the truth shall set you free. And to know Him and to hear His voice so that you too can be directed by Him. Not turning to the right or left, but only the way He has chosen for you.
The Lord will lead you and guide you as to where He would have you to be in this time, when He calls you out of Babylon.
You will hear His voice and must obey him, and he will guide you just as He guided the children of Israel,and fed them manna, gave them to drink out of a rock. Their shoes never wore out, they lacked nothing and every need was cared for by Yahweh.
For some He will call you from within, to meet Him in that secret place and to live there with Him, trusting Him for all your needs, others He may take you to a secluded area with your family taking only what He tells you, and others He will keep where they are and use them to help others, but He will hide you until the indignation be past. Leaving Babylon is leaving our love for the world and placing it all on Jesus.
He is faithful! Do not fear, do not trust in what you see with your eyes but trust what you do not see, for God is there bringing what you need into fruition.
HE WILL BARE YOU ON EAGLES WINGS.
For Such A Time As This
Luk 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
This is the hour we have been called, we are the John the Baptist coming out of the wilderness, we have been prepared for such a time as this. We do not come out in fancy cars or clothes, we have died or are dying to self and our life is now His. We are accepted in the beloved, we are new creatures in Christ Jesus, we no longer live but Christ lives in us.
We know we are accepted in the beloved and that he loves us so much, because we are His love slaves.
We are a peculiar people, and do not believe we are more special than others, but we have said YES to Jesus and NO to the world. It is a choice we have made, and we are saying YES,. We shall obey you.
We are called to prepare the way of the Lord, to cry out to the church and to the world to repent, the Lord is near, He wants a bride without spot or wrinkle. We cannot listen or allow our ears to be tickled by smooth words, we need to hear a word that pricks our heart by the Holy Spirit, that causes us to see ourselves the way we really are, so that we can walk in holiness before Him.
Those who obey Him, and who have been preparing their hearts, and not bent their knee to Baal, are His called in this hour. It is Him we worship, it is Him we seek after, it is Him that to whom we have given over our life.
We are handmaidens and sons and daughters of Christ, we have thrown away our idols, and distractions to serve and worship the living God.
We know Him and we know each other, He will lead us, He will give us His orders, he will reign, He is the glory and the lifter of our heads.
Though all may fall around us, we trust in the name of our Lord, our time will come and His light shall shine upon us and around us.
He shall call us to to do great exploits, come let us exalt His holy name, worthy is the lamb that was slain.
We are in the hour of trial, and we have been called for such a time as this.Who Is Greatest In The Kingdom
Mat 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
Mat 18:2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
Mat 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
The disciples came to Jesus and wanted to know who was the greatest in the kingdom, they wanted to have the best seat in the house, the best seat next to the Lord, they wanted to be great in the kingdom.
It is not much different today, as it seems as if Christians are vying for the best position, the need to be well known, to make the most money, to have their teachings be acclaimed, to have the biggest church and ministry, to sell the most books and CD's to have the biggest conferences, hanging out with the in crowd, on and on.
And many look down their noses at those who choose to walk in humility and meekness, to be as little children in the kingdom, to be a nobody, to not be thought of highly. It has become a competition in the body of Christ.
It has been a prayer of mine for a long time to be as a little child in God's kingdom, to be humble, unpretentious, teachable,dependant on the Father, trusting, and loving as he is loving.
Recognizing I am weak, that I am nothing with out the Lord, that what ever is done through me is really done through me, and nothing I can say with pride, I did that myself. Because it is all the Lord and none of me.
I see this as a prerequisite to being Remnant people, we can say we are Remnant and still set up ourselves to be something we are not, because everything done is to give God glory,not do think of ourselves highly, not to elevate ourselves in the world or among other Christians.
I believe that to be an overcomer we must first be as little children, humble and unpretentious, not trying to be something we are not, thinking of ourselves more highly. This is part of being an overcomer. it isn't just about overcoming sin, and the devil, it is about the attitude of the heart. This is what the Lord looks on. It isn't a matter of what others think of us, but what God thinks of us.
True greatness is a matter of the inner life, the inner attitude, it is a humble spirit and a pure heart, it is often expressed in those who have a great love for Christ, in those who truly serve others in sincere humility. And it is being the least important in the kingdom, it is being insignificant in the kingdom.
That really rubs many the wrong way. But greatness is not position, leadership or power, or who has the most important office in the church, the most education, degrees or fame, It isn't about recognition, accomplishments or success.
Success is not measured by how much money we make or what we have achieved, or what we know, it is about what God has achieved through those who submit willingly to His will. It is about knowing Him, and who and what His character is like so that we can emulate Him.
It is the surrendered heart he looks on. The willing vessel that will give Him the glory.
It is not what we do for God but what is in our hearts, what we are, in spirit before him.
To be great is to be great in love, kindness, humility, meekness, goodness, faith, godly character, wisdom, patience and self control.
Greatness in our love for the Lord and for His people, it means love for the least of them, it means not thinking of ourselves more highly.
I find Heidi Baker a good example of greatness in these things, and even Sarah Palin the vice presidential running mate. I see her as so unpretentious and humble, she doesn't try to be somebody, she is the same with everyone that I can see, she is simple and leaves everything to the will of the Father.
A great leader is one who submits to the will of the Father and is consecrated to Him and has a great love for Him that everyone can see.
Many in the world will never read the bible, the only bible they will ever read, will be your life, so we need to live it in such a way to glorify God, for people to give Him praise for who He is, and for what he has done in our life.
People need to see God's spoken word lived out in our lives. It is all about being in his image, it is not about us, but about him, it is about living in a kingdom glass house. When they see our lives it is to see His life and the words He has spoken.
It is not about drawing a following, it is not about people saying great things about us, it is about pointing the way to Jesus.
Many say that they are not called to evangelize and bring souls to Christ. I disagree with that but if they choose not to physically go out to bring Christ to others, then they must live in such a way that if people do not hear about Jesus from their lips, they will see Him lived in their life.
I see no difference in Christians and non Christians, they dress the same, they act the same, and there are very few that wear Jesus, wear the word of God before the world.
Pride is the hallmark of Christianity, rather then having being converted as little children and leaving pride behind we see it so prevalent in the body of Christ.
Children are so simple, and uncomplicated, they will play with a rich persons child as easily as a child in the street and won't think a thing about it unless their parents teach them different.
They are not self focused, or self conscious, they will play and even act foolish and not be at all concerned about how they look to anyone. We should be more concerned with how God see's us daily then how others see us.
Children are so trusting that is why they are often the target of satan, and why Jesus says.
Mat 18:5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Mat 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
I notice how people treat their children, they either spoil them or treat them as less then themselves, often is the case with many Christians that see themselves as something greater then others.
Pride is a silver thread among those who are deceived. To show them where they are in error or that they are deceived brings much anger, vile words and curses, almost seemingly coming from the mouth of satan.
We must examine ourselves to see if there is pride in our hearts. It is such a wicked sin, yet we so often only see it in others not in ourselves.
Pride is so opposite of being as little children, so in opposition to Jesus Christ very nature.
The sooner we can die to our own self consciousness and self interest and just love people as Jesus Christ does, the sooner we will exhibit humility. The sooner we can be childlike.
This is why it is said we must just "be" not "do". It is a matter of just "being" who we are, not trying to be something, or doing things to be noticed.
Not being self focused but God focused, God aware, just "being" in his Presence, no pretension of who we are but a child of God, a CHILD of God.
We are not in this world to be known or to have a great name or following, or to have all this worlds goods.
We have but one task and that is to become like Christ, to be as a little child humble and meek, and to bring Him to others so they can also be like Christ.
We are given gifts to share with the body, to minister to those who need encouragement or to speak life into them, or bring joy into their experience but it doesn't make one better then another or greater then another.
We need to see everything as from God, and not from us, then we would have no reason to think of ourselves so highly.
Everything does come from God when we see it that way, as a little child we can see the joy of the morning, a new day of discovery, we can see life from a new perspective, we can see how great the Father is, and how much love He has for His creation.
We can see His handiwork as a masterpiece and just be excited at the way He has painted our lives and all of creation around us.
This is how children see it. Their little feet hit the floor upon rising from their beds and they are excited to meet the day. they love to see how things are made, they love adventure, they are so trusting of the Father they have no fear of evil.
They are in awe at everything new in their experience, they laugh and run for the thrill of running, they see everything as greater then themselves. They love to play in water, to climb trees and be way up there, to seek out caves and hiding places, it is sense of awe,discovery and curiosity that keeps them content.
This is being unpretentious and enjoying all that the Father has given us, loving everyone, not being partial, whether rich or poor or yellow black or white, girl or boy.
Somehow as Christians we have lost our childhood instead of entering in as children. We have become stuffy, and self focused, which is just like the world, who expects everything to revolve around them and for them.
As little children we see the world in a whole new way, we have eyes to see and ears to hear, we see God in a whole new way, we can see His great love for us and can see our purpose and revival in the heart of a child.
Yes, revival will come when we enter into the kingdom as little children. When we stop focusing on ourselves and our own little world, on our things, on our needs, and begin to focus on God, and "BEING" the gospel life,seeing in a new way God and His creation, and how much he loves us, and being thankful for every little thing, just loving Him and appreciating Him for who he is.
Mat 18:4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Psa 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Are you abiding or dwelling there? This is where He will be looking for us, this is where He will keep us.
Read the whole chapter. When things get so bad you do not know where to turn, you turn to the rock that is higher then You, but if you stay glued to him abiding in Him and His Presence you will know what to do.
1Co 2:11 For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God.
1Co 2:12 But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual words.
1Co 2:14 Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.
Pro 8:17 I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me.
Look about you and you will see My word being fulfilled in the earth today. Only those with eyes to see and ears to hear will know and understand what they are seeing, the rest are oblivious to that which does not please their flesh or their intellect.
Judgment shall come swiftly and without warning to those who do not understand, those who are wise shall understand and be prepared, they have been listening for My voice of instruction while sitting at My feet.
It shall be as Daniel in the lions den or Meshach, Shadrach and Abendego, as a Mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings, there shall I be. These days your faith shall be tested.
A good man's steps are ordered of the Lord, here I will test the true, your faith must not waver with your heart fully on Me, the author and finisher of your faith.
If you do not see Me, if you do not hear Me, you are lukewarm and you are not walking in the Spirit, but after your own flesh your own desires, your heart is not right with me repent and return to that which must come first, your love for Me.
I do not seek after works from men but a heart that seeks My will, My glory My ways and My righteousness.
I seek fruit the fruit of repentance, from dead works and the fruit that is eternal that reflects My IMAGE.
Do you see Me high and lifted up? or do you see only that which is in the world. This reveals the true state of your heart.
Repent of lukewarmness, repent of your idols, repent of your dead works, repent of your sins that make a mockery out of my name that are repulsive to My righteousness.
Today was a revelation the Lord open my eyes to. Humility.
No Resurrection Life, Without Humility
Beloved, it was made clear this truth to me this morning, that there is no true flowing of the rivers of life until we lay down self, and become nothing so God cam be all.
We can't say we have died to self and not be humbled, it seems that satan would have those in the church live like the world, with the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, and satan blesses them for it, just as he tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he said he would give him all the kingdoms of the earth if he would worship him.
Jesus is our example, he said Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest for your souls. Matt 11:29.
He says take His yoke, be yoked to Him, oxen are yoked and they move with each other and are led by the driver, the way that they shall go, but Jesus says learn of Me, for i am meek and lowly, when we learn meekness and humility we will find rest for our souls, we will no longer be the driver of our own life, but as we humble ourselves or go lower as Heidi Baker calls it, so that we are nothing and he can be everything then it will be like moving with him effortlessly, we will relax and go for the ride.
We cannot die to ourselves until we humble ourselves and become humble, because until we do we will always want to do things our way, we will always want to take God's glory, for things we do, how much we know etc. Pride comes in many forms, whether it is proud of our station in life, or that we are doing great things for God, being right, knowing more then others. They are all pride and it is the hardest thing to die to, but we cannot die to self until we die to pride.
Even to say,"I am a child of the King" comes off as pride, saying we are this or that.
I learned that because I had prayed to make myself humble and meek that I may die to self, He has given me many experiences and chances to humble myself before man,even to be humiliated, even my physical state I am in I believe HE IS ANSWERING MY PRAYER
I have tried to go to Doctors for help and the Lord has foiled my plans, now I am like a little child totally dependent on Him to care for me as it is very hard sometimes to care for myself and keep up with various chores in the house and still work part time.
I did not always go to the Lord to seek His will about what I was to do, and it always ended up in disaster or somehow became a giant headache.
It does not matter what we have been taught the word of God is how we are to live.
Much of the newer translations or easier to understand versions take out much of the meaning of what Christ was and His example we are to follow, and minimizes the graces of meekness and humility, like it isn't for today, but that could not be further from the truth.Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who made Himself of NO reputation, and took on the form of a servant. He humbled Himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God highly exalted him. Phil 2-5,7-9.
Know ye not, that so many of us were baptized unto Jesus Christ, were baptized until His death, therefor we are buried with him by baptism unto death, that like Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father. Even so we also should walk in newness of life.
So if we have been planted together in the likeness of death we shall also in the likeness of His resurrection. Romans 6:3-5
If we do not take His word seriously then what kind of Christians are we? the Lord saved us from sin including the sin of pride, he showed us how we were to follow in his example. So that we would no longer be a fallen race but one pattern after God. There is no true salvation until we die to self and pride, and we will know if we made it when He see's His reflection is in our face.
Satans sin was pride, he refused to humble himself before God he wanted to be like God and be worshipped like God.
His whole nature is pride, and he whispered in the ear of Eve that she could be as God knowing good and evil.
All wars, and blood shedding among nations, selfishness and suffering, ambition, jealousy. broken hearts and marriages come from pride.
It is pride that makes it needful we be saved, because that was man's first sin.
I am seeing also that so many Christians that have truly desired to lay their lives down for Christ are suffering greatly, some with persecutions some with sickness or physical pain, could it be they too have asked to die to self.
And much of the Christian world that is more into the world and the pride of life do not seem to be going through the same things, so brothers and sisters , we cannot even ascend to heaven until we are in the image of Christ, love and humility. We first have to go lower before we can ascend.
We have to go lower so he can be God, our God is too small because we are to large.
We must humble ourselves, so that he can live in and through us, that requires death to self and all its fleshly sin of pride, taking credit for things only God can do.
Look on every humiliation, every confrontation, and offense of others as a means for the Father to bring us to humility,every sickness or loss is a means of the Lord to make us totally us dependent on the Lord, it is a painful process but a needed one, for humility is the path to life.
Remember he said You must enter into the kingdom as a little child.
"Verily I say unto you, Whosover shall not receive the kingdom as a little child, shall in no wise enter in". Luke 18:17
So no prideful person can enter into the kingdom, we must be lowly, and trusting. Little children are very humble and meek.
Listen to this: "Verily I say to you, except your be converted, (transformed)and become as little children, ye shall in no wide enter into the kingdom of Heaven."
"Whosoever there for shall humble himself as a little child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of God'
Tmust be the Spirit of our life, it must be his life manifesting in us.
Then when dealing with our fellow man, we are "Through love serve one another," let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking and envying one another." Galations 5:13-26
'In honor preferring one another",
Therefore walk with lowliness and meekness with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit, in the bond of peace. Eph 4:2-3
Giving thanks always, for all things unto God and the Father in the name of Jesus Christ submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:20-21
And this one, my favorite.
Putting on therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind,meekness, longsuffering,
forbearing one another, if any man have a quarrel against any, even as Christ forgave you, so also do.Above all these things put on Charity,(love)and let the peace of God rule in your hearts. to which you were called in one body, and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:12-15.
It takes great humility to live the life of love to all.
Out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water.
In humility He is Present. his is not just when we are in God's Presence, or for a time when we are thinking of Him or when we pray but it
Mat 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Rom 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Rom 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Rom 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Eze 12:25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
Feb 28, 2008
I feel very strongly impressed to speak about Apostasy in the church today.
It is not easy to talk about when I see so many whose eyes have been blinded by Satan, to the truth of the gospel.
Let us look at what Apostasy is.
Apostasia: Means departure or abandonment.
It is a falling away in the church today from the true original teachings of Christ and the apostles.
Joh 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
We see so many professing Christians have departed from biblical truth.
Many Pastors do not even use the bible in their text or on the podium, and many Christians do not pick up their bible except when they go to church.
So how are they to know what is being taught is truly biblical.
1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Ti 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
I know there are some still preaching the truth as there is a true remnant, but many have departed from the faith and are teaching doctrines of demons.
Many are preaching a so called cheap grace for salvation, and many are false leaders that do not preach repentance of sin and departure from immorality.
And some that are preaching truth and the right doctrines abandon God's moral laws and are not following God's standards of righteousness.
Thereby leading the flock into deception. Without Jesus as their model many Christians have gone astray.
Many leaders are not preaching the cross and the blood, and that we are called to suffer with Christ.
So the church has taken the easy wide road into the world and living for self.
Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
We are to radically renounce sin.
Rom 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
We are to die to oneself and sacrifice oneself for the kingdom of God. Yet the body and the leaders do not want to hear this.
They do not want to sacrifice anything, in fact what they are teaching is quite to the contrary.
They preach getting everything for self. They have made God into a kind of Santa Clause that is smiling down on us ready to give us whatever we want, including Mercedes and multimillion dollar houses.
Forgetting the poor believers, and the poor in the world who are rich in faith. 2 Cor 9:5-11.
Read this, it is an eye opener. Giving to the needy is sorely lacking in the church today.
So many leaders have bought into the lie. Modern day teachings that are not biblical, but Satan knows how to twist scripture to deceive and blind the eyes of believers.
If we speak the truth we are accused of being negative, but I grieve for the body of Christ,
I am so concerned about the way many are headed.
They are headed off a cliff.
I just want to yell, "stop you are headed off a cliff", but they go blindly on, not heeding the Lord's warnings.
Do you search the scriptures daily like a Berean to see if what you are being taught is true?
Put it in complete context, do not accept a line in scripture to be the truth, check other scriptures to see if they all line up.
Not just on your Pastors word.
In fact after church on Sunday go to the word and read the whole chapter and context to see if what you are being taught is biblical.
If you do not do this every time you are in serious danger of being deceived.
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2Th 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
One night as I was going to bed, the Lord began to show me quite unexpectedly that the false teaching in the church has almost made much of the church like a cult, and those who have learned these false doctrines need to be deprogrammed.
They are following leaders instead of Christ.
Wow! that is serious.
They will not listen to the truth, because they read something in a book written by well known teacher or their own Pastor and they receive this into their spirit as truth.
These teachers that are teaching these man made doctrines, make millions off of unsuspecting Christians who buy their tapes and books, and think what they teach is God's truth, because they throw out a few scriptures and use them out of context.
And the unsuspecting are following every word they say like sheep following their false shepherd off a cliff.
I pray daily for discernment I cry out to the Lord to give me eyes to see, we are talking about peoples salvation here.
The good news is that God always has a remnant, that are faithful to the apostolic faith. And I do not mean some of the apostles that we have today that have made themselves apostles.
Rev 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Did you know notice how the last two chapters of the bible focus on the issue of lying?
All liars shall have their part in the lake of fire which burneth with fire and brinmstone Rev 21:8
Those who make a lie shall not enter into God's holy city. Rev 21:27
Those who love and practice falsehood will be outside God's kingdom
Lying is the last sin condemned in the bible, probably because it was the sin that caused man to fall.
Deception is a lie. Let this be a warning to all that belive that God tolerates lying and deceit.
The word says narrow is the way that leads to life and few there be that find it, so not everyone that says Lord, Lord shall be saved. Only those who do the will of God.
They are the elect, the elect of Israel is the remnant of Israel, and the elect of the church is the remnant in the church. They have been grafted in.
Remember Israel lost out because of unbelief, and if you do not believe in the truth of the gospel that has been set forth from Jesus Christ and the Apostles you are in unbelief.
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Mat 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
Luk 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Rev 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Through this Remnant the church will become a warrior church.
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
God has been preparing the remnant in the wilderness, teaching them to have the faith of Daniel, and To die to self and to overcome sin.
They stand for the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, they overcome by the blood of Christ and the word of their testimony, not loving their life unto death. This is the remnant that will endure to the end.
They pray daily for discernment, for wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
They live and walk by the spirit.
They are taught of the Holy Spirit through the word of God taught by Jesus Christ through the apostles by revelation of the Sprit, not teachings that man has created for his own benefit and by the intellect of his fleshly mind.
Christian, wake up! search the scriptures daily.
Pray for discernment and wisdom, you have no idea the danger you are in.
1Co 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Eph 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Rom 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
For those of you that are still not believing this is possible. Understand this.
WHEN YOU ARE DECEIVED YOU DO NOT KNOW YOU ARE DECEIVED, BECAUSE IF YOU KNEW YOU WOULD NOT BE DECEIVED.
This is a very profound truth. Many have blindly accepted doctrines from world famous teachers or Pastors or leaders, because they are well known.
You believe they must be teaching the truth, but if you are studying daily the word of truth, you will not be led blindly into apostasy which is what is happening with much of the church today.
Read the bible not books written by men for your doctrine.
The Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever, He changeth not.
So we must stick to the bible for the truth.
Jesus is the truth. he never watered down the gospel to suit himself.
Open your yes and see that apostasy is widespread in the church today.
A great falling away is occurring as we speak, and the man of sin will be revealed, once God removes what is hindering.
The Holy Spirit will remain to convict mans heart that they may still be saved.
Without the Holy Spirit no man shall be saved.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christ's, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
I pray that someone will open eyes, I am not teaching a strange doctrine, this is right out of the word of God, and it is a warning, and admonition from the Lord.
If you stop your ears and refuse to listen and obey, he will stop warning you and it will be too late.
We are very near that time. So Awake and get your lamps filled to overflowing, so that you will be ready for the wedding feast.
Psa 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Father Make Us One
Tonight I have been pondering the subject of unity. I know that the internet has brought into my life brothers and sisters that I am in unity with in heart and mind.
I cherish my sisters and friends on the net, though we are apart we are together in the Spirit.
In such a busy society with work, children and of course for me, work, ministry and writing which takes up so much time.
Color is never an issue for me, who cares, it is unity it is oneness.
I can find more like minded on the net then in my small community, and it is such a blessing, I thank God for the net and for my internet friends. to me there is a whole differnt intimacy then I experince with my brothers and sisters here in my community.
It isn't that I like being a hermit or a recluse, but God has given me a call, and if I got so involved in everyones lives, and going to every church activity, I would not have time to do what I am called to do, and that is to be a watchman in the house of my Lord, to touch lives and to reach souls for Christ.
To be quite honest with you, I do not find unity in the church. Especially what the Lord had in mind.
So this is why I write this message.
It is so important to be in unity, in all areas of the church.
it is so important to have Christ love flowing back and forth to one another.
There were not many different beliefs or doctrines, in the early church that came from the flesh.
It is the flesh that thinks it knows more then any one else.
But Jesus intention was one church with many members of all nations.
It is truly disturbing to hear about a black church, a white church, a Chinese church and on and on.
And "My particular church is the right church".
This really is a turn off. Because there is only one church, and we have to stop dividing it and become one.
We need to understand that what divides are opinions rather then scriptures.
The Lord never meant for scripture to divide.
Pride is behind division. Satan is behind pride and division.
He sits back and laughs at the division he has brought to the church of Jesus Christ.
One of the problems I can clearly see is the intellect. For knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
So many want to intellectualize the gospel.
The gospel is not from the mind it is of the Spirit of God, and cannot even be understood without the Spirit, and this is where so many part company.
Even wisdom is not to be human wisdom but the wisdom that comes down from heaven. It is so prideful to delare our own wisdom.
Man cannot bring unity to the body of Christ, only the Holy Spirit of God can and will do that.
So it is more of the Holy Spirit that is urgently needed in our lives, we need to humble ourselves before God and recognize we are nothing without Him, we are but a grain of sand.
We need to cry out to God for more of the Holy Spirit, and to bring unity to the church.
Then and only then will we be seeing as God see's, then and only then will we look at people with His eyes, and we will not see color, we will not see the country they are from, but we will see Spirit to Spirit.
What a beautiful vison of loveliness to behold.
All walking in love toward one another, walking in peace, walking in the Spirit as the Lord had intended.
We need unity, and when people of color come to church we need to not see the color, but see Jesus in everyone.
And when someone poorly dressed comes to church, and sits in the back, welcome him, give him the best seat in the house and treat him like one of your most respected persons in the church.
Not only for love's sake but you never know if it is an angel unaware.
Heb 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
It breaks God's heart to see the poor so disrespectfully treated and those of another skin color or culture made to feel they are different.
We all have the same blood in our veins.
I know that many poor do not attend church because they do not have what we may consider proper attire.
Many Christians will come to church all decked out, as if that means anything to the Lord, and then those who come in dressed in what some might consider shabby.
The visitors feel very uncomfortable.
It is more important to dress modestly, and not in a way that attracts attention to one self.
We are not in church to have people look at us but rather to see Jesus.
We are there to worship the Lord, and we want Him to look on our hearts and see they are pure before him, so when others come in without nice clothes we can welcome them just as we would anyone else and they will not feel different.
Jesus never went to the temple in Armani suits. He never drove up to the church in a Mercedes.
He either walked or rode a donkey.
Today most people would be embarassed to make their entrance that way. It is all about image.
Man looks at the outward appearance of man, God looks on the heart.
It is very distressing when I go to church, and it is segregated. I want to go where everyone is together, one mind, one spirit and one heart.
that is what it is all about. We all have the same Spirit, so we should relate to one another in that way rather then differnces, that is the true church, one in the Spirit.
This should be our hearts desire to see the body come together as one.
I don't mean echumenicalism, which is coming together in all differnt beliefs.
No, by the Spirit there is one church. One Body, and One Spirit.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
To be technical, we are the body, the body is not a building.
So we must be the church, and that means if we are the church, His body, His church, and His Spirit is within us.
AS the Lord created the church, there would be no denominations,no schisms, no color, many countries, many people all believing the truth of the gospel according to the Holy Spirit.
Racism is a sickness that is not from the Lord, nor is prejudice and in order for us to be one, we must allow Him to remove all traces of that from our lives.
There are really few differences, each may have a particular food they like, but they all do the same thing every day, they eat and sleep, they marry and give birth, and they are equally loved by God.
Isn't it amazing how he doesn't see us as color though He made us as a flower garden, he gave us so many variaties to enjoy, so many colors and each is so lovely to behold.
He doesn't see everyone as differnt colors but He sees them as a color wheel that all blends together and can mix colors to get other colors. The only thing he hates is when we mix with unbelievers, and worship their idols.
It is not the color that is the problem, it is in marrying unbelievers, that will pull us away from worshipping the one true God.
Have you ever noticed the mountains, how you will see so many shades of green, each are different yet each blends so perfectly together, He created all kinds of shades and hues and each blends so perfectly.
If everyone would put aside all their favorite denominations and beliefs, and would go back to the begining, and just get their bible out and let the Holy Spirit teach them.
We would all receive the same truth, it would not be by mans intellect, or opinion but by the Spirit of God.
And the Lord would show us His perfect plan for unity.
It is the Spirit only that can bring us into unity with one another.
Can you imagine how wonderful that would be, to be of one heart and mind like the early church, how much love that flowed between them, and as they prayed as One, more were added to the church daily.
Oh Lord, make us One, Lord gives us your eyes to see, Lord show us how to love one another as you love each of us.
Lord show us love, show us your plan for humanity, teach us truth Lord. Lord we are seeing so much apostasy as your word prophecied, and Lord if your Spirit would bring us together they all would see to turn back to you and the truth.
Lord we are so divided, we don't see each other as you see us Lord, give us eyes to see Lord as you see. Lord we ask You to heal the church, heal our nation, and forgive us for our pride and for shutting out Your Holy Spirit.
Lord heal us, Lord heal our land, Lord give us a hunger for more of You and Your Holy Spirits Presence in our lives.
Lord we repent of our divisions, or our prejudices, and for our opinions, Lord make us one.
In Jesus, Yeshua Precious name, amen and amen
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