Sunday, February 14, 2016
I have been talking this past week about faith; not just any faith, not just a small amount of faith, but great and radical faith. This is what I am asking of My people, My called-out ones, My remnant Bride. This kind of faith is changing the world. This kind of faith resurrects Me in this realm, displays My glory, causes the ears that are deaf to hear, and the eyes that are blind to see. This faith moves souls to seek Me. Display this faith for all to see and marvel at what I can and will do. I tell you, nothing is impossible for Me! What I am about to do here in this place is beyond your imaginations. You would not believe it even if it were told you!
My people are still struggling with lack of faith, but this cannot be so, not when all is being over-turned, not when all foundations are crumbling, not when all you have known will be challenged and your trials will become more severe. All I allow in your lives, all I present to you, is done in order to allow you a choice. Should you continue to choose total surrender, obedience and trust, I draw you closer. I reveal more of My heart to those who come to a place of emptiness, broken-ness, and contriteness. Did I not tell you all that can be shaken will be shaken? Relationships, finances, residences, all of it. I alone must be your source. You must trust Me as an innocent child trusts his/her parent, knowing I have your best interests at heart, knowing I will not forsake you, knowing that I have the outcome, no matter what things may seem from your perspective. Adopt My perspective. Learn My Word. It only speaks truth and life. It is your eternal promise of all I will do and of who I am. It is all you need to finish your race strong. Remember, the victory is already won at Calvary. You in Me cannot be defeated.
Every challenge and circumstance, every situation I present or allow is an opportunity for growth. I do not challenge you to punish you, but rather to love you enough to offer a chance for greater intimacy and depth in our relationship. Does My Word not speak of forsaking all to follow Me? Does it speak of not caring what you eat, what you wear, or where you lay your head? Does it tell you that no matter what happens in your life, whether you are imprisoned or free, naked or clothed, rich or poor, when you have Me, you have everything. Am I not your all in all? Those who learn this truth and find the peace that is given in full surrender are My over-comers. These are the set-apart ones who are being and will continue to be used mightily to bring in the final harvest. When life does not offer you a way to steer, when there are no oars, no paddles, and no back-up plans, what is your foundation? How far will you allow Me to go with you, with us, in order that you achieve the fullness of what has been purposed for you since before the foundation of time? Do you not want to hear, "well done thou good and faithful servant"? Do you want to leave this place with unfinished work for Me?
I have called you to operate in a level of faith that anchors the finished work of Calvary here in this realm. By operating in this level in all aspects of your lives here, whether it be in relationships, employment, or finances, you walk in harmony with My perfect will, therefore drawing to you all the blessings, protection, and provisions already reserved for you from before the foundation of time. Being in harmony with My will for you is a force and has a magnetic effect in all areas of your life. Walking in the victorious finished work of the Cross demands that the authority given to you through My sacrifice and who you are in Me must be respected in the physical. This is how My sons and daughters are to take their rightful positions. This is so powerful My friends! For operating in this level of faith not only draws Me to you, but it also serves to open the doorways in everyone around you in order that they too can receive what is rightfully theirs when they have made their choice to receive Me.
Take My hand, allow Me to take your heart, and keep it until I come for you. Trust Me for the outcome of everything that is happening in your life that is seemingly not in your control. Trust in Me, your Father, who cares more for you, more than anyone could, as I am your Creator. I know your thoughts and your desires better than you know them yourself. It is I who placed these within you. Allow Me to develop you into the purified and undefiled vessel you were destined to be. Now is the time.
I have warned and warned about all that is coming, and now it is here. It is upon you. You are witnessing events and judgments that have been spoken of for some time. I am faithful to My Word; it will not return to Me void. My fire of refinement will purge, and it will purify, but I will draw beauty for ashes. Give to Me your desires, your weariness, your burdens, your disappointments and your fears. Lay them at the altar for Me to burn. Reach deeply within and give Me EVERYTHING. Hold on to nothing, for nothing is too great for the Great I AM. I will guard your heart and give you the peace that surpasses all understanding in the storms. Do you believe this? What must I do to show you? Cry out to Me and I will draw near to you, for you are precious and wonderfully made, and My love will bathe you and comfort you. This life is nothing compared to eternity My loves, keep this perspective. I would not tell you this if is was not so.
Look to the east, there is coming a dreadful and terrible war, one that will be like no other. Prepare your hearts, for as you see these things come, sudden destruction also comes to the west. Open defiance in the earth has reached new heights, therefore, My judgments will be swift and they will be terrifying. Much blood will be shed. Many lives will be lost. I make kingdoms rise, and I make them fall, and all in this earth will come down before I restore and renew, and My eternal Kingdom takes the place of all that was. The Day of the Lord is great and it is terrible. Who shall stand? Who shall endure it? Of this truth I say, My holy ones will stand. They who have been placed here for this time to usher in My Glory and My Majesty... they will shine like the brightest stars as My love will radiate through them in this final hour.
So I ask you this, will you be found faithful? Will you be among those counted worthy? Will you be found walking in obedience, truth and love? Will you forsake all else to follow Me? This world offers you nothing. I promise you everything. Choose this day My loves, the trumpets of judgment are here.