We know that we are in the last days and soon the Bridegroom will call for His Bride. However, few will hear His cry, and even fewer will be prepared as His Bride when He comes.
Thus, we must all shake ourselves awake from our slumber and trim our wicks and fill our lamps with oil. We MUST be prepared and clothed in robes of righteousness, and I do not speak of the false righteousness taught in many churches and circles today. I speak of His true holy righteousness. For we must not let anyone deceive us, only he who walks in true holy righteousness (holy righteous in all motives of the heart) is the one who is truly righteous. “You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him, and he cannot keep on sinning because he has been born of God. By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is the one who does not love his brother. ” 1 John 3:5-10 ESV
On this note, I would like to share a prophetic word to the church from my Pastor and dear friend:
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“My children, I come to you this day to say I love you with an everlasting love. It is not My desire for any to perish, but that all should come to repentance. I show you a mystery…will you not hear & respond to My loving cry! Behold, it is almost time for My wedding feast…I say unto you, COME! But, as I cry out unto you, many of you have already responded from your hearts with the truth that is within you…for many of you have already made excuse as to why you cannot come. Instead of obeying Me, you have decided to go your own ways & do what is pleasing in your own sight. It deeply grieves Me to say this, but the truth is, many of you only obey Me when it is convenient for you to do so.
Do you not know, or understand that My cry to COME is a command? But so many of My people somehow treat My commands as if they are optional…something that they can pick or choose to their liking…this should not be so! My people, have you forgotten that if you truly love Me, you will keep My commandments?…My commandments are not grievous! Many of you say that you love Me, but can you really see that your life really does not show Me that this is true? Do you not remember…you are servant to whom you yield yourself servant to obey, whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? It is time that you see this & truly begin to yield yourselves unto Me unto obedience!
For so many of you are like as waves of the sea, driven & tossed to & fro & have no true stability. When will you truly see this & come to yourselves that I may help you? There must be a true humility & brokenness for this to happen. It is time for My people to grow up & be who I have called you to be. Do you not see the condition of the world & the direction it is going? Have you forgotten that you are the light of the world? The world can only walk in the light that YOU give it…is it any wonder why the world is SO dark! For great darkness has overtaken My people & many can no longer discern as they really need to. Hear Me, My people…COME unto Me & allow Me to wash you & make all things new!
For as you will see the folly of your own ways & begin to see with My heart, you will know that there is much that is in need of change in your lives. For as I look upon My people as a whole, I see much compromise & hypocrisy…for one minute you are praising Me, then another you go back into your secret sin! I am grieved that you have been SO easily blinded by the enemy that you can not see this! Do you not know that I am with you where ever you go? I am always with you – I see ALL that you do. But, instead of repenting, many of My people will listen to a lie that My grace & love, somehow overrides your responsibility to repent. But, soon you will reap the consequences…this will not be pleasant!
I love you & desire for you all to be with Me…please hear My cry & come! Come out from among the unclean thing & I will receive you. Come & truly surrender your lives unto Me…forget that which is behind & reach forward unto the high calling that you are destined to in Christ Jesus! For I am coming back for a church that is without spot or blemish…never forget that it is the bride that makes HERSELF ready. This will never happen as long as you continue to live your lives according to your will & obeying the lusts of your flesh! You cannot serve 2 masters…I have already told you this before, but somehow you just don’t seem to get it! Somehow you still think that you can live & do whatever you see fit.
But many of you will say how I have blessed you & justify your life actions by this, but have forgotten that My goodness leads you unto repentance. If you are not repenting, how can you say that this “blessing” is from Me? My goodness does not wink at sin…My goodness frees you to change. My people, it is time that you will truly begin to hear My voice & obey Me out of a heart that really loves Me. Stop loving the world & the things that are in the world…start shining the light that is of Me. Allow Me to change the world through you! If you will look at the evil in the world, you will see that the world is only mirroring the church…for My church is full of sin…it is full of the acceptance of sin.
I am come that you might have life & have it more abundantly…time is running out! It is time that My people make themselves ready…for very soon your Bridegroom comes & it will be time to go out to meet Me. You cannot come if you are not wearing your wedding garment…you will be cast into outer darkness & there will be weeping & gnashing of teeth. I tell you this because I love you & do not want this to happen to you. I tell you this now, so you can have a change of heart, while there is still time. You alone must make the decision to answer My cry to COME! Come to Me in true obedience…come to Me in true repentance…true repentance never needs to be repented of. Come – “excuses” no more!
Let today be a new beginning for you…make a real change…make all things new…no more double-mindedness! Do not deceive yourself any longer…for only as you will be honest with yourself & take responsibility for your actions & decisions can real change come. There can be no more hiding behind “excuses”…it is time to start walking in true integrity…it is time to do what you “say” you will do. Remember, for as much as you have done it to the least of these My brothers, you have done it unto Me…it is time to walk in My love. Love is an action…talk is empty without action! It is time to BE children of the Most High…come before Me…you must do your part & I will surely do Mine, says the Lord”.
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Dear Saints, we are entering some perilous times and it is so vitally important that we live righteous and holy in reverent fear of God. It is so easy to get caught up on the world with its darkness. And, one thing I have noticed is that people in the churches aren’t even ashamed of living in sin because it’s so widely accepted as the norm in many churches today. Many churches can be a dangerous place to be in these last days because the false teachers and prophets lure the people into a false sense of security, not realizing that judgment is at the door. “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.” Ezekiel 13:9-13
On another note, I wish to share something which the Lord has laid on my heart to share. This started when recently a dear saint wrote in to me and said she was in her 70’s and still working, so she asked why I rely on donations for my living expenses and don’t work instead. I kindly explained to this dear woman of God what I have shared in the past, but must share again, in that it’s not at all that I don’t work. All my life I have been very self-sufficient. I have always worked and have excelled in every job I have had. Because of the lack of parenthood as a child, early on I learned that I had to do what was needed to support myself and not rely on anyone for help.
However, this also formed pride and self-sufficiency in me which the Lord had to uproot. Whereas, several years ago the prosperous business that I had dried up and I was barely making enough to get by. I tried to get a job, but the Lord shut every door and would not allow me to get a job. So after seeking Him about it, at the time He just gave me the idea for another business to start. So, I started up that new business, however, till this day it hasn’t taken off and I’ve only made small amounts of money from time to time. In fact, its been so long that I can’t even remember when the last time I made any money from this business.
However, again I have tried to make money with odd jobs or whatever I could. But the Lord always shut the door on those opportunities. And, for a long time I would never accept any financial gifts from this blog because I did not want to be like the false teachers who make merchandise of the people. (2 Peter 2:3) However, the Lord impressed upon me that I was preventing His people from being blessed when they give to my needs. “I have shown you with respect to all things that by working hard in this way it is necessary to help those who are in need, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
So, in spite of my self-sufficient pride, I began accepting donations from dear saints of God who read this blog. It was soon after that the Lord had me COMPLETELY relying on donations for my living expenses (which I do not live an extravagant life). This has all been for the purpose of uprooting my pride in self-sufficiency. And dear saints, please believe me when I say it has been hard. I enjoy working and being successful, so this has been a humbling experience. Additionally, it has been a long stretching for me to trust that He will cause my business to prosper. He called me to do this and I have been waiting for Him to bless it which has been very difficult.
I say all this to share my heart with those who may not already know. Also because there are so few who are faithful in giving toward my needs each month. I don’t take it lightly and I am VERY appreciative to anyone who gives any amount. However, I felt that I needed to be transparent and share this with you all. The last thing I would want to do is become a stumbling block for anyone by them thinking that I refuse to work and choose to fleece the sheep instead. That is so far from the truth. I love the Lord whole heartily and so I also love His people.
I do believe that the Lord will soon move upon the business He placed in my hands and show His faithfulness. But until that time, I must remain humble and rely on those who give toward my needs each month.
Therefore, if anyone is able to give towards my needs, no matter the amount, it is greatly needed and I am ever grateful. Also, please know that I don’t take it lightly and I earnestly pray for all those who give for the Lord to greatly bless you in return for your faithfulness and giving heart.
Abundant blessings to you all.
Your brother in Christ,