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Saturday, July 17, 2021

 

7-17-2021        Sanctuary

               God is my sanctuary                              Am I open to be His

1 Corinthians 3:16-23

            Don’t you know that you are the temple of God and the Spirit dwells in you?

As He died on the cross for our sins, Jesus tore the veil in the temple in two, top to bottom, totally exposing the Holy of Holies for our access (Matt. 27:50-51).  Now, Jesus didn’t jump off the cross, run into the temple and rip the veil.  As He was dying on the cross every droplet of blood was cleansing all who receive Him from our unrighteousness, our iniquities, our sin, giving us that access.

Almost everything in the “Law” is purged by blood and there is no forgiveness for sin without the shedding of blood (Heb. 9:22).  Consider Adam and Eve.  They violated God’s trust by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 3:1-24) so God cast them out of the Garden of Eden.  However, Father made coats of skins to clothe them (Gen. 3:21).  Think about it.  For God to need to clothe them, Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden (Gen. 3:11).  God had to make clothes to cover them, to hide their nakedness.  So what did their nakedness represent?  Initially, their innocence in God for they didn’t realize they didn’t have any clothes on.  Because of their sin, they realized that they were exposed before the Lord!  So God shed the blood of some animals to obtain the skins to “cover” His children.  Their nakedness (GR 6172) represented their sin and the skins represented God’s covering of that sin, but the blood (of animals) had to be shed for that to happen.  Ring any bells?  Jesus shed His blood on the cross, once and for all, to cover our sins.  No longer was the blood of animal required, but a greater covering was provided!

The Holy of Holies is where God met with only the high priest, once a year, so the priest could pray for forgiveness for the people’s sin.  The veil maintained a separation between God and the rest of Israel (the world) so they had a ‘closed’ relationship with Father.  They could not commune directly with Him but had to go through the priest.  But Jesus tore that veil so we all could regain an ‘open’ relationship with Father through Jesus!  Before the ‘fall’, Adam and Eve had an ‘open relationship’ with Father.  That means each of us, personally, now at any time, are capable of communing with the Creator of all things.  Amen? 

We are a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).  Before, only the chief priest could enter the Holy of holies (Heb. 9:6-8).  And even then, only after a cleansing (Lev. 16:1-34).  Jesus became the first of many brothers (Rom. 8:29-31) and we are His brothers.  Jesus is called the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Tim.5:13-15).   And we are royalty through Christ Jesus who is also our high priest (Heb. 4:14-16) and He has given us access to the Holy of Holies.

If any man defiles the temple of God, God shall destroy him for God’s temple is holy and you are God’s temple.

Ooooh!  As God’s temple (the Holy Ghost living in our heart), through Jesus, we ae holy.  We need to take our relationship seriously and abide in God’s will.  Jesus says “If you love Me, keep My commandments (John 14:15).  Remember, the five foolish virgins were refused entry into the bridegroom’s house because they did not take their relationship seriously and were not prepared when he came (Matt. 25:1-13).

Don’t let any man deceive himself.  If any of you seem to be wise in this world let him become a fool, that he may become wise.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.  It’s written that He takes the wise in their own craftiness.

Again, the Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are vain.

Look at the world.  Man keeps making discoveries which he foolishly proclaims disproves God’s existence.  When, in fact, he explains just how wonderful God’s work actually is.  Man, in his own mind, thinks that he’s getting pretty smart, but all his knowledge draws him farther away from the Lord.  The beginning of wisdom is what?  Knowing and respecting the Creator of all things (Prov. 9:10).  If God does not exist, there is no responsibility to Father.  So all that man has done is to ‘justify’ his own rebellion to God.  These discoveries soothe man’s ego – “Look how smart I am!  I’ve got it all figured out!”   I’m only responsible to myself or at best, the community around me.  This was the problem Lucifer (Satan) had as he thought he ‘was all that’ and thought he could replace God (Isa. 14:12-19, Rev. 12:7-17)).

            So don’t let any man glory in the things of man.  All things are yours.  

Consider the temptations Satan laid upon Jesus (Matt. 4:8-10).  Satan tempted the body of Jesus with food, then His soul (thought and emotions) with how Father operates and finally His heart – whom did Jesus really love and whom does He obey?  Jesus is the ‘living’ Word of God (John 1:1-14).  God spoke all things into existence for there was nothing until He started creating (Gen. 1:1-31).  Count the “God saids”.  There are 10!  Ten represents divine order.  In short, Jesus is that divine order come into this world in the flesh – Emmanuel = God is with us (Matt. 1:20-23).  With the third temptation in Matthew four, Satan tried to convince Jesus that he could give Him all the kingdoms of the world!  But the world was created through Jesus!  They were already His!  And because we are adopted into the family of God (Rom. 8:15, 9:26, Gal.3:26) they are also ours!

Whether Paul, Apollos or Peter, of the world, life or death, things present or yet to come, all things are yours.

Speaking to the children of God.  No man, nothing of this world, nothing living nor dead, anything around us today nor promises of things to come can give us what we don’t already have through Christ Jesus.  Father provides all things that we need and He even provides our desires (Phil. 4:19, Psalm 37:4) as we line up (obedience) with His Word. 

            You are Christ’s and Christ is God’s.

Through our profession of faith (salvation) we belong to Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:12-18) and Jesus is the Father’s (John 14:11).  So through Christ Jesus, we are God’s so all things are already ours John 17:16-23)!

So (hopefully) having a little better handle on our relationship with Father -

So just what is the sanctuary?

According to Webster, a sanctuary (in short) is a place set aside for and by God.  A place of communion, of protection, of refuge, (it represents) the Holy of Holies.      

Two Hebrew words used are: miqdash (H4720) which is an asylum, a chapel, a hallowed place, a holy place; and qodesh (H6944) which adds holiness and saint to that definition. 

One Greek word means sanctuary, hagion (G39) meaning holiest of all places. 

All three words contain holy which means ‘holy one’ or ‘saint’ (H6918).

The Greek word hagios (G40) is translated consecrated or holy.  Consecrate means to sanctify or set apart.  Sanctify (Webster) means to set apart.

Do we get the drift that a sanctuary is where we can be set apart from everything else and be close to Father.  That’s why the veil was torn, so we could enter into His presence!             

We are the temple of God because we have allowed Jesus into our heart and therein the Holy Ghost resides.  The Holy Ghost connects us with Father through the blood of Christ.  We have direct access to Father because Jesus tore that veil in two. 

Our sanctuary is where and when we can be alone with Father, in a quiet place where there are no distractions.  And when we enter our sanctuary, as with the Holy of Holies, Father is there waiting for us.  To talk with us.  To love us. 

We gain strength when we pray with other Christians and/or they pray for or with us (Eccl. 4:11-12), we develop a closeness with them and the Father.  We live for Father through Jesus for He is always with us (Heb. 13:5).  If the eternal God is with us, who can stand against us (Rom. 8:31)?  As we love Jesus, we will also come to love our brothers, for if we don’t, something’s amiss (1 John 4:20-21).  Bluntly, we are liars!  Love our brothers as we love ourselves ((Matt. 22:37-40).  As we love ourselves, people will see that love (1 Tim. 4:12) as the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 4:22-23) manifests in our lives.

Coming into our sanctuary involves loving for God is love (1 John 4:8).

As I am writing this down, two songs are playing over and over in my head: Sanctuary (Randy Rothwell) and Holy Water (Tasha Cobbs Leonard). 

We know that Father, through Jesus, is our sanctuary.  A place where we can go, setting all else aside, and commune with Him.

To commune is to communicate which is to talk with, relay ideas, etc.  It is a two-way street.  When we commune, we talk AND we listen.   If you will, we are in the process of building a relationship.  Discovering the other person as well as sharing our deep thoughts with Father. That means getting up close and personal!  That’s why the veil was torn – so we can get up close and personal with our Creator!

We are the living temple of the living God and on this earth, we should be a place where He can come commune with us – without distraction.  It should be a place where we can open up our heart and our soul to Him without fear.  God may reprimand us, but He will also comfort and encourage us to press on in this life.

God is love and He encourages us to approach Him in love.

We enter His heart, God IS our sanctuary.  Does Father enter our heart?  Are we His sanctuary?

Amen



Saturday, July 3, 2021

 

11-14-2015         The Watchman part 3

(Revisited)


Again, what the Lord said to me is in bold.  But, take note that everything re the prophecy is in bold this time. 

And, as in part one and two, I have separated lines out for easier reading.

This is the final part of the Watchman, so, at the end, I’ll share what Father has shared with me pertaining to this three part prophecy.

On 9-30-2014 Father gave me the third and final installment of the Watchman.  Didn’t know

that this was the final part until He gave it to me and He said “that’s it.  There is no more.”

30th      I AM the Lord God who created the heavens and the earth. 

            I have set all things in their respective places at My good pleasure. 

            I know the beginning and I know the end. 

            I have established the beginning yet I have given man a choice. 

            Man can choose to follow Me or go his own way. 

            To choose to go his own way, man opens himself up to the promptings and temptations of the Evil One, to fall into his snares, the end of which is man’s own destruction. 

            What is destruction, My children? 

            Separation from Me and My love – forever. 

            Have you considered forever? 

            Consider pain and torment. 

            Consider lusting after something and never being able to attain it or to be satisfied or fulfilled.  All to which there is no end.

            What is eternal life, My children? 

            Living in Me and in My love. 

            Being always satisfied, never wanting. 

            And because you abide in My will, freedom – to do what you will because you abide in My will, which is My love. 

            As you consider the well-being of others, I will lift you up before them (in this world and in Mine).

            I AM –

             all that you ever need,

            all that you should truly desire. 

            I know your hearts and I will open My storehouses of blessings unto you My children because  of your obedience.

            Let My angels guide you. 

            Let My angels serve you. 

            I have set them about you,

            let them perform their tasks.

The support scriptures:

Gen 1:1            In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

John 1:1-3        In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was

God.  The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by Him and without Him there was nothing made.

Rev. 4:11         You are worthy, oh Lord, to receive glory and honor and power for You have created all things and for your pleasure they are created.

Rev. 1:8           I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending says the Lord …

Prov. 3:19        The Lord by wisdom has founded the earth and by understanding He has established the heavens.

Josh 24:15       If it seems evil to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve … as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

Matt. 6:24       No man can serve two masters, he will hate one and love the other or he will hold to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon (the world).

Matt. 25:31-46                          (the sheep served God and were welcomed into His kingdom.  The goats did not serve God and were cast out) … (v46) and these (the goats) will go away into everlasting punishment but the righteous (the sheep) into life eternal.

1 Corinth. 2:9  … Eye has not seen no ear heard nor has it entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared for those who love him.

 Rev. 20:11-15             I saw a great white throne … and every man was judged according to their works and death and hell were cast into the lake of fire.  This is the second death … (note: Rev. 2:11) and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Matt. 25:31-46                        (separating the sheep and goats, v34-40) come, blessed of My Father, … you fed Me, gave Me drink, clothed Me, visited Me when I was sick, visited Me in jail … because you have done it to the least of My brothers, you have done it to Me.

Romans 15:2   Let each of us please his neighbor for his good so that he is edified.

Phil. 4:19         But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ.

Phil. 1:20-24    … for I am torn between the two, desiring to be with Christ, which is far better (for me) or to stay here (in this world) which is more needful for you.  (Paul speaking)

Heb. 4:12         The Word of God is quick and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing, even dividing apart the soul and spirit, the joints and the marrow, discerning the thoughts and the intents of the heart.

Deut. 28:1-9    And it will come to pass if you listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God and do all His commandments … the Lord shall command His blessings upon your storehouses … if you keep His commandments and walk in His ways.

Heb. 1:13-14   But to which of His angels did He say at any time “Sit on My right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.”?  Aren’t they all (angels) ministering spirits sent forth to minister to those who are the heirs of salvation (that’s us)?                

Psalms 91:1-16            (v11)  He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. (read the full psalm to receive its full effect)

Heb. 11:6         Without faith it is impossible to please Him (Father) for he who comes to God must believe that He is and He rewards those who diligently seek Him.

We allow angels to perform their tasks in our lives because we believe God desires what is best for us and (frankly) we need their help.

As promised – what Father has shared with me about the ‘Watchman’:

Father shared the Watchman with me in September 2014 on three separate days.  The month and days are significant though I didn’t realize it until after receiving the third segment.  That is the numbers that represent the dates have significant meaning.

There are several listings for number meanings but they all pretty much agree with the two I narrowed it down to, both of which proclaim biblical foundations – that is the meaning of the number is based on passages from the bible.  One of the lists I use may be found on www.biblenumbersforlife.com.

September is the ninth month.  Nine represents ‘completeness from the Father’.  This means that Father has declared it in Heaven, therefore it already is.  We now just wait for the manifestation here on earth (Dan. 10:8-14).  The angel told Daniel that it was a struggle bringing him his answer.  Just as with creation, Father declared it and it was so, the heavens, the earth, water, land, etc.  He continues to declare things to be (Gen. chapter 1 & 2) – even if we don’t see immediately its manifestation, it doesn’t mean it isn’t true – it just hasn’t happened yet.  Father knows our needs (Matt. 6:8).  We just need to ask in faith (Matt. 21:21-22).  In Dan. Chapter 4, Daniel interprets one of Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams where the king would live in the fields like a wild animal, and that came to pass during the king’s lifetime, but it didn’t happen immediately.  The prophet interprets the king’s dream (Daniel chapter 2) of the statue made of gold, silver, brass, iron and clay.  Part of this dream was for Nebuchadnezzar in his lifetime and part was for future kingdoms. Isaiah 7:14 God promises the birth of Jesus which didn’t happen for over 700 years.  God is timeless (1Peter 3:8):… one day is with the Lord as (like, not is) a thousand years, that is to say limitless,  and Isaiah 46:9-10 … I am God … declaring the end … from the beginning …  God knows the beginning and the end, therefore time, what happens in between, is meaningless to Him.

Father gave me the first segment of the Watchman on 9/24.  The date represents the ‘priesthood’(1:Peter 2:9) and the 24th represents “We are a “royal priesthood” before God Almighty designated to bring God’s redemption (the gospel of Jesus Christ) to the world, at His timing, through creative works.  We will experience a break with tradition and Father will provide new methods of reaching the lost.”

As believers, we are called to bring the gospel to people (Matt. 28:18-20) .  Not everyone one of us will do it in the same way but God will provide unique ways for his ‘priests’, individually, to bring the Word to the lost and He will do it in His timing.. 

The second segment came on 9/26.  This date represents ‘redemption’.  God desires ALL to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).  “In God’s perfect timing and through and maybe even because of man’s weakness, the Gospel of Jesus Christ will bring redemption not just to the lost but the church as well.

Not only does the ‘world’ need to come into God’s kingdom, but his church (the body of Christ) has gotten off track and needs to come back into true fellowship with the Father.  Remember Israel lived in God’s will, strayed away, got right with God and strayed away again, etc. etc. etc.  The idea is to quit straying away!

The third segment came on 9/30 and represents ‘commitment’.  We need to offer sincere reverence and ‘Godly fear’ (respect) to the Lord (Heb. 12:28).  “There is a new responsibility to God’s Law.  Not just the Ten Commandments (as such) but His ‘Law of Love’.  Those who are truly washed in the blood of Jesus Christ will find a new dedication in serving God.  We need to push forward and not falter.

Christians will start living for God as ‘God intended.  We will know that He is the only true and living God and we will live our lives accordingly.  We will also operate in God’s will sharing what we have with those around us (John 21:15-17)

The Priesthood (day 1)

In the Priesthood, Father reminds us the duties of the watchman (see Ezek. Chpt. 33 & 37) and gives us some encouragement that the enemy is not overpowering (2 Kings chpt. 6).  He reminds us that Gideon (Judges chpt. 7) and Elijah (1 Kings chpt. 18) faced seemingly insurmountable odds yet God gave them victory.  As an extra added measure, He reminds us of the walls of Jericho, they came tumbling down (Josh. Chpt. 6).  He reminds us that if we keep Him first, He will give us victory (Matt. Chpt. 6) and that He inhabits our efforts (James chpt. 2).  He also reminds us that things are going to start happening in the ‘near‘ future’ (Matt. chpt 24).

He asks us if we are ready for battle – prepare our hearts, prepare our souls (Mark chpt. 12) and put on the armor of God (Eph. Chpt 6).

He also shared with me that He has raised many up for this time, not just one particular individual or one particular church but ‘many’.  He caps it all with encouragement to trust Him completely and put our faith into action.

We are His royal priesthood, called to do His work in this world.

The Redemption (day 2). 

I like the way this one starts: it started out as a brief conversation although as He started with

‘remember the Watchman?’ I figured it was more than just a ‘how are ya doin’ today?’ thing (my quick brain – lol).

I understood that the ‘darkness’ wasn’t just storm clouds in the sky.   Father also showed me it wasn’t just the darkness the world is in but it also represented the darkness in which too much of the church (body of Christ) has slid into over time.  The rays of sunshine streaking through those clouds were a reminder that  God hasn’t forgotten us.  There is still hope.  There is always hope – as long as we take a breath, that is that life hasn’t ended for us in this world, we have hope.

I related to Elijah’s loneliness (1 Kings cpt. 19) where he told God that Israel had walked away, the prophets were slain and he was the only one left and now they wanted to kill him!  I relate in that last winter (Oct/Nov./Dec. 2014) I was looking for confirmation as to that which Father was saying to me and I felt that I wasn’t getting that confirmation.  Father showed me that I was looking in all the wrong places.  Oh, the lesson I learned by January 2015!

What we have to remember, today, is that all the gifts, all the talents, all the capabilities which God gives us are to encourage us to press on and encourage others to do the same.  They are tools teaching us how to live in God’s love (John chpt. 15)  and help others to do the same.  He says ‘don’t quench the Spirit’ (1 Thess. 5:19), that means don’t prohibit the Spirit (the Holy Ghost) from working in us and through us but rather allow Him permission to operate in our lives so we might be edified and edify those around us.  That is seeking, hearing then doing what Father says!

Faith without works is dead (James chpt. 2) so we should allow the Holy Ghost to work through us to accomplish God’s will.  That means we have to ‘do’ something!

God has an army.  He’s always has an army.  That’s why, when Judas brought the soldiers from the priest to arrest Him,  Jesus could declare “Don’t you think that I can, even now, pray to the Father and He will quickly give me more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matt. chpt. 26).  

But Father wants us to live in His love (John chpt. 15) so we can be true exponents of that love to the world.

We are called to show the way in which the world should go to attain eternal life.

The Commitment (day 3)

Father reminds us of who He is and what He has done.  He is Creator.  He has set everything that is into motion and He has given man a choice so we can freely choose to follow Him – or not (Gen. chpt. 2) God gave Adam & Eve freedom to eat of all the trees in the garden except one and that was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (a choice – to eat or not to eat, to do or not to do).  They still had the choice to eat of it.  He tells us the results of the choices we make – living in God’s love or eternal life (Rev. chpt. 21-22) or disobedience which is eternal separation or death, the lake of fire (Rev. chpt 20). 

As an expression of His love, living in and through us, Father encourages us to always consider others to their edification (Rom. Chpt. 14, 15 & Eph. Chpt. 4).

God reminds us that He is all that we need and He knows those needs even before we ask. (Matt. Chpt. 6) therefore we should desire Him above all else (Matt. chpt. 22 & Exod. Chpt 20). 

Through our obedience, God will bless us (1 Corinth. 2:9).

He has set His angels charge over us.  Let them help us.

Psalms 91        Though ‘angels’ here refers to bearing up Jesus (remember Jesus in the wilderness (Luke chpt. 4))

                        We are joint heirs with Jesus, then if heirs we also can say ‘Abba (Daddy)’ and even though we may suffer persecution with Him (Jesus), we shall also be glorified with Him (Rom. Chpt.8) thereby enjoying many of the same privileges Jesus has (had) especially in this world.         

Matt. 18:10     Be careful not to despise one of these little ones for I tell you, in heaven, their angels always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven (they always have Father attention).

If children have angels, why should we suppose those angels leave us as we grow older?  Unless, of course, we choose to walk away from the Lord. Even then, they are with us until our choice has been finalized (death in this world).

In the ‘Watchman’ God establishes who He is, what He has done and what He intends to do. 

We are His royal priesthood intended to carry His gospel of love to the world.

So that the world might come to the Father, through Jesus Christ and be repatriated (that is saved) with the Father – for all eternity.

There is a life to live, there are choices to make:

            Learn to live in His love

            Come to an understanding of our relationship with Him (and with those around us)

            Draw closer to Father in that relationship because the Holy Ghost is alive and well within us.

            Put our faith into action by serving and edifying those around us

            Because we now know, beyond a shadow of any doubt that God is indeed God and we are indeed His children and should be living like we not only know this but understand it as well.  We are created in the image of God and that image is love (Gen 1:26, 1John 4:8).

My prayer is that all who read all three installments take it to heart.

Father has spent the past seven years preparing His army.  The next seven years the army is putting that training into practice.  Over the months remaining in 2021 and the next seven years look for, or be a part of, the Spiritual Explosion Father is bringing.  It will start as a rolling wave and build into a tsunami impacting the world!

Don’t just look for increased evangelism, but for miracles to be taking place such as the early church experienced.  Jesus spoke to His disciples saying “Truly I tell you, he who believes on Me shall also do the works I do and greater works shall he do because I go to My Father” (John 13:12)  

Jesus needed the full power of the Holy Ghost to accomplish His task, here on earth so He had to return to Father so He could impart the Holy Ghost to us (man)(Acts 1:4-8, Acts 2:1-18).

Can we do ‘more’ than what Jesus did, heal the sick, cast out devils, raise the dead.  What more can we truly do?  I am persuaded that it will be not different things but more of the same to a greater degree.

In the movie, the ghostbusters warned the mayor that something of ‘biblical proportions’ was coming.  The signs are there.  Something awesome IS on the horizzon.  A Spiritual Explosion!

Are we ready?

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

 

6-19-2021 The Watchman Part 2

(Revisited)

 

Though I connected it with the church I attend, what Father has called the “Watchman Prophecy” applies to the whole body of Christ.  All the denominations, all the fellowships that fly under the banner of Jesus Christ.

Again, what the Lord said to me is in bold, what I thought or that which helps set the stage is in

regular type.  And, as in part one, I have separated lines out for easier reading. Also, once I’ve

shared the third and final part of the Watchman, I’ll share what Father has given me towards its

overall meaning, that is if you haven’t already started ‘getting the drift’.

On 9-26-2014 Father gave me the second installment of what would turn out to be a three

installment project.  Didn’t know that though until the end of the month.

As I was I was sitting in my living room in the big overstuffed green chair, praying in the

Morning:

      I have more to share.

      OK, Father.

      Remember the watchman?

      Yes, Father.

      Look out there.  What do you see?

      I looked out my front window at the darkened sky and saw several rays of sunlight shooting

across underneath the very dark storm clouds.  I’ve not see the sky that dark since nor do I remember the skies being that dark any time prior to that day.

      I see a world in turmoil.

      And so it is.  What else do you see?

      I see that you have shown us rays of sunshine in the midst of all that darkness.

      Remember Elijah and his loneliness?

      Yes, Lord.

      And what did I say to My servant?

      7000 had not bowed their knees to other gods.

      I have My number. 

      I always have My number of those who truly love Me

      and serve me

      and who will not turn their hearts away from Me towards the world

      so man will still have his beacon, his lighthouse. 

 

      Consider, My son, the gifts I have given man are merely tools to comfort and guide him

      until I return. 

      They are tools to help man come back into My fellowship. 

      They are tools to learn how to live in My love. 

      Seek My Holy Spirit within.  Use those tools well. 

      Don’t quench the Spirit but rather yield to Him so He can work My work through you.

 

      I have an army. 

      I’ve always had an army

      but I want My children to live in My love

      so they can truly be the offspring of their Father. 

      I want the world to see My love so that their hearts might be convicted. 

      I want the world to see My love that their hearts might be ashamed. 

      I want the world to see My love and even though many will wax colder

      some might come into My Kingdom because their hearts have melted. 

      The gifts are good but yet they are only tools

      to express My love to the world. 

      live in My love.


Again here are scriptures Father gave me in support of the prophecy – after the fact, of course 

Gen. 11:13-16             I will establish my covenant with you (Noah) that neither will the flesh be

      cut off due to the flood waters but neither shall the flood waters destroy the earth anymore. 

      This is a token of My covenant … for perpetual generations.  I set my bow in the cloud as a

      token  between you and Me and the earth.  And though the clouds will come, the bow will

      also be seen.  And I will remember My covenant between Me and you and every living

      creature that I will no longer bring the flood to destroy the earth.  When I see the bow, I will

      remember My everlasting covenant…

 

      The bow represents God’s covenant with us and if you notice that rays of sunshine will streak

      across the sky beneath those storm clouds as they dissipate paving the way for that colorful

rainbow of promise to appear.  When things seem their darkest, God will show us hope so we can push forward.  That ray of light, that hope is, of course, Hi provision to return into His fellowship and Jesus Christ is the way!

 

 1 Kings 19:4, 14, 18   Elijah fled Jezebel and Ahab who had slain all the prophets in Israel and

      were now after Elijah.

 

      V4             (Elijah) went into the wilderness and sat under a Juniper tree and requested that he

            might die …

      V14           … the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down your altars, slain your prophets and now as the only one left they seek my life.

      V18           Yet I (God) have left seven thousand in Israel who have neither bowed their knees to Baal nor kissed him.  (the kiss is a sign of affection or commitment)

 

John 15:10                   If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love. (‘nuff said?)

 

Matt. 5:14-16              You are the light of the world … let your light shine so before men

 

                        We bear the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world so people might see God’s love and attain eternal Life, fellowship with our Father – forever.

 

1 Corinth. 12:1, 7        I don’t want you ignorant concerning Spiritual gifts … the manifestation of the Spirit is given to everyone to profit everybody.

 

            Everybody has a unique gift or talent and God has given us that gift to build the ‘whole’ body of Christ or, perhaps.  We may be responsible for even just our small portion.  Nonetheless, any gift is used to build the body of Christ!

 

1Thess. 5:19                Don’t quench the Spirit 

            Don’t tell the Holy Ghost ‘no’ but rather yield to Him and follow His lead.

 

Matt. 24:12                 (talking about the last days) … and because sin abounds, the love of many will wax cold.

            Because God has been ‘seared’ from the consciousness of man, some won’t even listen to the ‘life saving’ good news.  But many, who are truly seeking the peace that only God can give, will open their hearts to Him and receive His love.

 

1 Corinth. 7:13-16       (paraphrased) If a man or woman is married to an unbeliever and if it pleases the unbeliever to stay with the believer, stay together and don’t leave for how do you know that the Lord might use you to bring that unbelieving spouse into the kingdom of God?

            The situation is not exact but the principle still works:  I would not suggest remaining in a violent, abusive situation (for personal safety sake) but when we live our lives for Christ before those around us, how do we know that we aren’t God’s intended vehicle for drawing any others into His kingdom?           

 

Matt. 27:54                 Now, when the centurion and those who were with him, watching Jesus (on the cross), saw the earthquake and those things that were done feared greatly saying “Truly, this was the Son of God.

            Even the gentiles saw the signs and confessed.

           

Luke 13:17                  (Jesus had just healed the woman afflicted by a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years.  The rulers of the synagogue rebuked Him for healing on the Sabbath (don’t work on the sabbath).  Jesus responded reminding them that they would rescue an animal in trouble on the Sabbath so why shouldn’t a person be healed on the same.

            And when He had said these things His adversaries were ashamed …

 

Matt. 24:12                 (speaking of the end times Jesus says)  and because iniquity shall abound,

            the love of many shall wax cold.

            Yes, I said this twice – so listen up!

 

James 5:20                   … he who converts the sinner from the error of his ways saves a soul from death and hides a multitude of sins …

 

We truly cannot convert anyone to God, but by sharing Jesus with another person might be just the thing that other person needs to give his heart to Jesus.

 

Ephesians 4:12-16       (gifts are given) … for the perfecting of the saints, the work of the ministry, the edifying of the body of Christ … unity of faith … knowledge of the Son of God … to a perfect man, to the measure to the stature of the fullness of Christ … increase the body to the edifying of itself in love.

 

            True love builds the body of Christ (and others) up, helping us to conform to His image (LOVE)

Father gives us courage and strength to continue in His works.  To live in His will and pursue His word (Jesus IS the Word of God [John 1:1-14]). 

Again, all this is to build His body (he church) and to learn how to live in and share His love. 

Amen