I am knocking on doors.

Last night while asleep, I was jarred awake by a loud knock at the door.  When I was awoken, my first thought was ‘who could be at the door at this time of night?’  Then my next thought was ‘why didn’t they use the doorbell?’  Then the Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit and said, I am knocking on doors.”  My thoughts immediately went to Revelations 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.  The Holy Spirit revealed to me that we are in a season that we will have an opportunity to know the Lord in such a way that we have never known Him before.

Word from the Lord:

Will you open up, My people?  Will you open to the Lover of your soul and your God?  We (Jesus and the Father) desire to come in unto you and sup with you.  My people, hear Me this day.  The storms coming in the days ahead are great.  Your faith in Me will be tested.  But I will have those who know their God and will be a beacon of light in a world of darkness.  My people, hear Me.  I am knocking on your doors.  Get quiet and listen for Me.  Do not be like the Shulamite woman at the time she was too drowsy (spiritually) to get up for her lover.  For if I see that your heart is not willing and ready, I will pass you by.  My people, I do not give myself to anyone not desiring Me with all of their heart.  Do not be fooled, My children.  Just calling yourselves by My name will not get you through the storms that are coming upon all of mankind.  You must know me intimately before the door closes to this opportunity.  Seek Me, My children and I will be found by those who seek Me with all of their hearts.  For I am knocking on doors and asking My children to open up to me and the Father.  Those that are seeking Me will hear this knock and open up to their Lord.  But those still asleep (spiritually) will miss out this time until such a time that I think they are ready.  But woe to those that miss this time.  They will go through unnecessary heart aches to prepare them for My next visit upon them.  So seek Me, My children and wait to hear the knock of your Lord at your door.

Revelations 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. 

Luke 21:25  “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 

Job 23:10 “But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;  

Isaiah 30:15 For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” 

Song of Solomon 5:2-6 “I was asleep but my heart was awake.   A voice! My beloved was knocking: ‘Open to me, my sister, my darling, My dove, my perfect one!  For my head is drenched with dew, My locks with the damp of the night.’  “I have taken off my dress, How can I put it on again? I have washed my feet, How can I dirty them again? “My beloved extended his hand through the opening, And my feelings were aroused for him. “I arose to open to my beloved;  And my hands dripped with myrrh,  And my fingers with liquid myrrh,  On the handles of the bolt. “I opened to my beloved, But my beloved had turned away and had gone! My heart went out to him as he spoke. I searched for him but I did not find him; I called him but he did not answer me.  

Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 

Matthew 7:26, 27  “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. “The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell– and great was its fall.” 

Matthew 25:10 “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.

I will scatter the sheep then gather my own.

In my prayer time with the Lord last night, He gave me these words for His people:

My people, hear Me this day.  Did I not say in My word that there will be many that shall deceive in the last days?  Then why, My people, do you not test the spirits?  I shall shake all those that call themselves by My name and then you will truly see who is mine.  The hirelings shall run when the wolf comes and you shall see many run in the days to come.

My people, I do not want you deceived any longer.  Seek Me, My children.  Seek to hear My voice and truly know Me.  Did I not say in My word that My sheep hear My voice?  Then why do you listen to the voice of strangers?  I will shake all that can be shaken in these days and many of you will be shocked and dismayed.  For I will uncover what has been hidden for all to see.  Many will weep when this happens, and many will be shaken and dismayed.  But there will be those that are not taken by surprise because they know their God and the voice of their Lord.  They would not follow the voice of strangers, therefore they were not deceived.

Prepare yourselves, My children.  Watch as I strike the false shepherds and scatter the sheep.  Then they will say, ‘what has become of him that we put our trust in?’  “Did he not tell us lies?”  “We were all deceived.”  Then I shall gather My sheep out of those that I have scattered and I shall teach them to hear the voice of the true Shepherd and they shall follow Me wherever I go.  Watch, My children.  Surely I have said this in My word and surely I will do it, sayeth the Lord.

Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ (anointed); and shall deceive many.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.

John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

Hebrews 12:27 This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

John 10:12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

Matthew 10:26 “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

John 10:5 “A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”  

Zechariah 13:7-9 “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate,” Declares the LORD of hosts. “Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones. “It will come about in all the land,” Declares the LORD, “That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; But the third will be left in it.  “And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested.  They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’”

Come out of that harlot before I smite her and the false shepherds.

In my prayer time this morning, the Lord spoke these words to me:  Tell My people that My love for them is everlasting.

Word of the Lord:

My people, hear Me this day.  Did I not say in My word that in the last days there shall be perilous times?  Then why, My people, do you listen to and follow the false shepherds that say ‘Peace’, when there is no peace?  Surely they whitewash My peoples’ sins with lies.  They fatten themselves from fleecing My sheep.  They say “be healed” when there is no healing in their empty words.  My people, this ought not to be so.

My people, hear Me this day.   I am raising up My church and My true shepherds that will bring true healing and deliverance to My people.  Surely I have said this and I will do it, sayeth the Lord.  Seek no longer for those that will tickle the ears with false doctrines of devils.  They say to My people that all is well when sure death and destruction is at the doorstep.  My shepherds have not prepared My sheep.  So I will bring them down from their high places and raise up My true shepherds that will touch the people with My hand and bring true healing and restoration.

Hear Me, My people.  Stop!  Stop going to the churches that have no power.  For I am not with them.   Did I not say in My word that these signs shall follow those that truly follow Me?  Where are the signs?  Where is your healing, My people?  You have not because you ask not.  You ask and do not have because you ask amiss.  My people, you cannot have true healing without having the healer that abideth in thee.  My people, hear My heart crying unto you.  Stop and listen to what the Spirit sayeth.  I shall have a people who will do exploits throughout the land and proclaim My healing power for the nations.  Are you hungry, My people?  Are you truly hungry for Me, your deliverer?  Then why do you sit in the seat of scoffers?  Why do you not come unto Me yourselves instead of playing the harlot with that harlot riding the beast?  I shall come and I shall heal all that cry out to Me in true repentance and humility.  I am coming to bring low all that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ.  For I am King and I shall be King over My Kingdom.  Will you come?  Will you come and join Me in My Kingdom?  Do not look back, just give all to Me and come near.  Surely I will draw near to all that draw near to Me.

My children, there is no more time to play church.  For I am about to strike that harlot with a curse.  So come out of her, My people, and come unto the one true Lover of your soul.  I am meek and lowly of heart.  I will in no wise cast out those that come to me with a sincere heart.  I am crying out to you, My people.  Come away with your Beloved and be done with your filthy rags.  Put on the white robes of righteousness that can only be put on by doing My will.  I will have a bride that is spotless and without blemish.  I am raising her up now.  But if you are to be My bride, you must come out of that harlot church.  She is not by bride, though she claims to be.  She sacrifices to devils and offers up strange worship to Me.  I shall not accept her offerings.  I will bring her down to where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  My people, hear My cry unto you.  Come out of her lest you partake of her sins and therefore take part in her judgment.  I love you, My people, with an everlasting love and do not desire that any should perish.  There is no time to waste.  I shall soon strike the shepherds that do not heal the sheep, but only care for themselves.  They do not bring healing and deliverance to My people.  But they confirm one another in their sin.  Did I not say in My word that in no wise shall they enter My Kingdom if they do not do the will of the Father?  Why, My people?  Why do you sit every week at the feet of those who are leading you to destruction?  Come out of her now, My people.  I will not continue to warn much longer.  But woe unto those that do not heed what the Spirit sayeth.  They shall be doomed to be deceived, for they did not choose to have a love for My truth.  For if they did, I would have healed them.

My people, do not waste anymore time.  Come out from among them and be separate unto your God.  For I am shaking all that can be shaken and all that is not found hidden in Me shall fall.  I love you, My people.  Now hear what the Spirit sayeth and obey quickly.  For soon I shall come and smite that harlot with a curse.

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

Ezekiel 13:9-14  My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord GOD. Precisely because they have misled my people, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when the people build a wall, these prophets smear it with whitewash, say to those who smear it with whitewash that it shall fall! There will be a deluge of rain, and you, O great hailstones, will fall, and a stormy wind break out.  And when the wall falls, will it not be said to you, ‘Where is the coating with which you smeared it?’  Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: I will make a stormy wind break out in my wrath, and there shall be a deluge of rain in my anger, and great hailstones in wrath to make a full end.   And I will break down the wall that you have smeared with whitewash, and bring it down to the ground, so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you shall perish in the midst of it, and you shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 34:1-16 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them. So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered; they wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. My sheep were scattered over all the face of the earth, with none to search or seek for them. “Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: As I live, declares the Lord God, surely because my sheep have become a prey, and my sheep have become food for all the wild beasts, since there was no shepherd, and because my shepherds have not searched for my sheep, but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my sheep, therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my sheep at their hand and put a stop to their feeding the sheep. No longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them.  For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.

Mark 16:17-18 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

James 4:2-3 You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

Revelations 17:1-7, 15,16 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed acts of immorality, and those who dwell on the earth were made drunk with the wine of her immorality.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered greatly. And the angel said to me, “Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.  And he said to me, “The waters which you saw where the harlot sits, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues. “And the ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her desolate and naked, and will eat her flesh and will burn her up with fire. “For God has put it in their hearts to execute His purpose by having a common purpose, and by giving their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God will be fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

Luke 9:62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Revelation 18:4- Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed.  As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, ‘I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.’  For this reason her plagues will come in a single day, death and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her.”

Job 29:14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban.

Ephesians 5:27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

Leviticus 10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.

Zechariah 13:7-9 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who stands next to me,” declares the LORD of hosts. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will turn my hand against the little ones.  In the whole land, declares the LORD, two thirds shall be cut off and perish, and one third shall be left alive. And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.'”

Proverbs 5:3-6 For the lips of a forbidden woman (harlot) drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; she does not ponder the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved (salvation from sin and corruption). Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Matthew 13:15 For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’

Will you ride with Me?

Tonight I strongly felt the Lord pulling on Me to get alone with Him.  So I got in my prayer closet and spent time with the Lord.  He then gave me these words for His people:

My people, hear Me this day.  I am calling all those that have ears to hear to come near.  Come near and hear what the Spirit sayeth.  I desire that you would all seek to know Me in a more intimate way.  For all that have chosen this and have been seeking to know Me more, not just about Me, I will begin to manifest Myself to you in ways you have never known.  I am about to pour out My Spirit upon you in measures that neither you nor anyone before you have known.

My people, hear the heart of the Father this day.  This is the generation that will walk with their God and do great exploits across the land.  I will be seen and known among and in My people that follow Me wherever I go.  Seek Me, My people.  For it is the Father’s desire to see a people arise and shine for their light has come.  I am raising up an army.  Will you be My army and ride with Me?  Will you be one in spirit with Me just as the Father and I are one?  We shall ride on the heights of the earth together and do great exploits.

My people, hear My heart crying unto you all to stop and listen to what the Spirit sayeth.  Stop all your business and get quiet and sit at the feet of your Lord.  I desire those that will choose what Mary chose.  I must have those that know My heart and My ways.  Do not think that you will be one to ride with the Master if you have not made the Master your friend and lover.  For My people will demonstrate My love for the lost souls and mankind.  I desire to take all underneath My wings of love and I need those that will show My love to the lost and dying world.

My people, hear Me this day.  You must stop what you are doing if I have not given it to you to do.  Sit at My feet and receive from Me.  For the Marthas that think they are working for Me will miss what the Spirit is saying and will be left out of doing My great works in these last days.  I love you, My children and do not want you to miss out on the best wine I have saved for last.  Listen to Me now.  Get quiet and sit, and wait for My presence.  See if I will not show up and excite your heart.  I love you, My people with an everlasting love.  Now listen to what the Spirit sayeth this day and obey your God.

John 14:21 Whoever has my (spoken) commandments  and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

 John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

 Haggai 2:9 ‘The latter glory of this house (us, His living temple) will be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ declares the LORD of hosts.”

 Daniel 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do (intimately) know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

 Isaiah 58:14 then you shall take delight in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth; I will feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

 Luke 10:42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

 Jeremiah 50:41 “Behold, a people comes from the north; a mighty nation and many kings are stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.

 Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

 Samuel 3:11 “Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle”

 John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.

 John 2:10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

I am within you.

Today in communing with the Lord, He said these words:  Son, My love for my people is great; greater than they can fathom.  How I desire to take them all under my wings of protection and love.

Word of the Lord:

My people, hear Me this day.  My love for you is great and everlasting.  I do not desire for any to perish.  But My people, hear what the Spirit sayeth.  You must come unto Me, not the scriptures.  For the scriptures point to Me.  I am not found inside your bible.  I am found within my people.  I am not a God that is far off, but a God that is near; even within yourselves.

My people, hear My heart crying out to you.  Seek Me.  Seek Me who lives within you.  Do not seek for Me in the scriptures.  For they testify of Me who lives in you.  My words are what I speak unto you.  Listen to what the Spirit sayeth to the church this day.  My people, why do you waste so much time learning about Me and never seeking to know Me?  Do you not know that in that day of your judgment I shall say depart from Me to all who do not know Me?  Knowing the scriptures is not knowing Me.  I live in you.  I abide in you.  You must learn to abide in Me, My people, not the scriptures.   For they point you to the way and that way is Me.

I love you, My people.  Do not take what I am saying as offensive.  For the Pharisees were offended at Me when I lived among them.  Though they knew the scriptures well, they did not know Me.  Do not make this same mistake, My people.  Seek Me where I shall be found, and that is within.  I love you, My people and do not want you to err any longer.  I live and dwell within My people and I desire to arise within My people.  But if you only know the scriptures and not Me, you will truly miss out.  And on that day, you shall be cast out of My kingdom where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Yes, My people, did I not already tell you this?  (Matt. 22: 11-14)  Seek Me, My people.  Seek to know your God, not merely about Me.

I love you, My people and I do not say these things to be harsh.  But you must know My love for you and how deep My love runs through you. Oh, if you would only open up to Me.  Hear My heart crying out to you, My people.  Only those abiding in Me will make it to the end.  So seek Me now while there is still day.  For when night comes, the darkness shall take over and it will be too difficult for many to seek Me in those days.  Seek Me, my children.  Hear my Spirit wooing you to come near and hear the heart of your Father.

***Personal note:  In this word from the Lord, in no way is He saying do not read the bible.  He is telling us that the scriptures point the way for us to find Him and that is within.  Luke 17:21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”

Matt. 23:37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you kill the prophets and stone to death those sent to you! How often I wanted to gather your children together the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings! But you were not willing!

Jer. 23:23 “Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far off? (He is within us.)

John 6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. (Words He speaks to us and we hear are spirit and life, not merely scriptures that we read.)

Matt. 7:23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. 

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I  am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14: 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my (spoken) word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 5: 37-40 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, ( we are to hear his voice) his form you have never seen, and you do not have his (spoken) word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me (not the scriptures)  that you may have life.   

Matt. 15:12 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”

1 Chron. 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!

James 4:8 Draw near to God (His person, not the scriptures), and he will draw near to you.

Phil. 3:8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord (not about Him in the scriptures). For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.

2 Cor. 6:16 And what agreement does the Temple of God have with demons? But you are the Temple of THE LIVING GOD, just as it is said, “I shall dwell in them and I shall walk in them, and I shall be their God, and they shall be a people to me.”

Acts 22:14 And he said, ‘The God of our fathers appointed you to know his will, to see the Righteous One and to hear a voice from his mouth; ( We are to hear His voice, not merely read about Him).

John 14:23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my (spoken) word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

John 9:4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.