This came to me as I was waking up this morning, and speaking to the Lord about all the evil that is plaguing this world.
I mentioned to Him (as I do every day as I wake up) how much I’d rather be HOME with Him, than be here, and that I cannot wait for That Day.
His exact response at that moment was, “YOU fight FIRE with FIRE; The consuming fire of God fights against the fires of Hell.”
As I started my morning routine and continued to think more about this and discuss this with the Holy Spirit, I felt led to make this statement.
We ARE in a fight for eternal souls; either mankind ends up in “the lake of fire and brimstone” (Rev. 20:10) because they have chosen NOT to follow God and His Word, or They will become a child of the Living Eternal Godhead while here on Earth, and have the fire of the Holy Spirit of God living and working within them, for the remainder of their time here on Earth.
Again, the choice is up to each individual human spirit, WHERE they end up, and what kind of FIRE they give themselves up to.
I ready today’s “Days of Praise” devotional from ICR, and it rang loudly in my heart and spirit. This is what I have been seeing happening in the churches more and more as the decades have gone by. More church leaders are willing to give up the very callings of God on their lives, and no longer teaching the truths of the Bible, in order to change with the times and follow Satan’s lead instead of God’s. It is creating a recipe not only for spiritual disaster, but imminent JUDGMENT from the Almighty that is prophesied to happen. This is the time of “mercy” that the Lord God has given this generation, since the time of His Son Jesus’ death on the Cross, and resurrection. But this time will not last forever.
Judgment WILL come, and as St. Peter wrote in his letter, “For it is time for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do NOT obey the gospel of Christ?” (1 Peter 4:17). The judgment will start with God’s own—His leaders of the Church, and those who have at one time, committed themselves to teach His Word. Then will be all those who say they are Christians, from whatever branch of Christianity they hail from.
For the Lord Jesus, it will be both a time of happiness and sadness, because He will end up condemning some who have said, “Lord, Lord” (Matthew 7:21), but never really followed Him due to their fear of being “offensive” and hurting people’s feelings with the truth of His Word. They will find out the hard way that there was always to be division and offence in this world, because the truth of the Word of God is exactly what it is written as in Hebrews 4:12–“For the Word of God is LIVING and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, PIERCING to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” God’s Word is hated by those who follow the evil ones who deceive them and turn them away from His Truth, and the father of lies himself—Satan.
May we always strive more each day, to have an ear to “Hear what the (Holy) SPIRIT says to the churches” (Rev. 2:11a), so we do not get caught up in either learning or teaching wrong doctrines, and causing more division between the Body of Christ. Allow the Holy Spirit to do His job here—“When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, BUT WHATEVER HE HEARS (from the LORD God) HE WILL SPEAK, and He will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take what is Mine and declare it to you” (Jn. 16:13-14).
TRUTH offends. TRUTH of God’s Word causes divisions, BUT those who are OFFENDED by those truths, are not really looking to be humbled by His Word. Their hearts are hardened like Pharaoh in Moses’ day. We all know how THAT turned out for him.
A major part of what the LORD God has been doing with me these past few years is written right in 2 Timothy 3:16–learning the right doctrine, for reproof, correction, for instruction in righteousness…”. He has shown me were my errors were, the corrections that needed to be made in my spiritual walk with Him, and now, after “maturing” over these past 6+ years, I will now be able to speak more about it, and pass on the information to you. But truth always comes with some pain—the “faithful wounds of a friend” (Prov. 27:6). I’d rather offend with the loving truth of God’s Word, than deceive someone with the hateful lying tongue of the enemy.
The Body of Christ has been split thousands of times over, that shreds of the Truth of Scripture has been spread out amongst the Body; some have much of the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, but are lacking in doctrine, while others have the richness and beauty of the liturgical truths, but do not pray through the Holy Spirit as they ought, leaving them powerless against demonic attacks and also personal growth and maturity in the Word of God.
The Body of Christ has been too busy fighting with one another, causing divisions, making their own gains in this world, and forsaking the reason why they were called to preach and or teach the Gospel of Christ to begin with. Satan loves that, and he makes sure that he keeps them chained up with just enough of the worldly lusts to make them a vessel of dishonor, instead of one to be honored by the Lord Jesus, at the end of their time serving Him on Earth (Romans 9:21-23; 2 Timothy 2:20-22).
Decide whether or not you will be the one who will cause divisions because you want to live in the worldly sense while saying you are a Christian, not becoming a vessel of honor, or–
Be like JESUS, Who caused divisions and offences BECAUSE He not only spoke the truth of the Word, but taught it and LIVED it.
I choose to be like JESUS. If I am to cause divisions, it is only because those who do not like to be called out for their sins of the flesh, the world, and all the lusts they love to live with, hate when I speak the TRUTH. It is “offensive” to them. TOO BAD.
I’d rather be right with the LORD God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit at the End of Days and the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10) as a true believer and servant of Elohim and His Maschiach, than standing naked before Him at the White Throne Judgment Seat (Rev. 20:11-15), hearing those words, “DEPART from Me, for I never knew you” (Matthew 7:23).
I just finished my Master’s Degree in Biblical Languages yesterday. I should have been there for the commencement at Liberty University, but I did not want to go alone. It is also Mother’s Day weekend, so emotionally for me, it ends up being a double “whammy”. I should be thrilled and excited to want to celebrate such events, but honestly, my heart is just not in it.
This is the second time I could have celebrated a major event in my life (last time was my Bachelor’s), but because for other reasons, I did not want to go to that commencement ceremony. Nevertheless, no one in my family did or said anything to celebrate the huge achievement with me. But I did hope that there would be a special dinner out with close family to celebrate such an event. It just did not happen. I was a bit surprised, but considering at the time all that happened that previous year (2020), I let it go. I figured there was so much more other things on everyone’s mind, it just was quickly forgotten by them and life moved on.
Now this major achievement has be accomplished, and although because I put something on social media to alert others to finishing my Master’s and I did receive many a congratulations, I fear the same thing will happen again—it will be here and gone without some type of celebration. Who wants to go to a graduation commencement all by themselves anyway?
Unfortunately, I do not have a spouse; my daughter stopped all communication with me last year (end of July), at first acting like she needed time to think about what needed to be said to me on whatever it was she was upset about, but never made a concerted effort to reconcile any differences with me. So I have lost both her and my grandson (soon to be 6 years old) in one fell swoop out of my life. It’s like the breath was taken out of me when that happened.
I have and continue to reach out to her to let her know I love and miss her so much, but so far, to no avail. I have also tried to keep in touch with my other family members, letting them know they are in my thoughts with either a card or text. I’d love to even talk to them on the phone, and have repeatedly said that they can call me whenever, but my phone hardly ever rings. At this point, I’d take a text of “hello” over nothing at all. It seems like from 2020 forward, Jesus’ words, “And because lawlessness will increase, The love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12, ESV), really have come to pass. And it is not just in my family that this has been happening. I have heard it from many people that they are suffering similar heartbreaks in their families as well.
This Mother’s Day will be even a sadder one for me. I do have a step-daughter (I’d rather just call her my daughter) from a previous marriage, as well as a step-son. Since I am away this weekend due to an extended family member’s celebration, I am able to see my “oldest” daughter and her family, and be with her on Mother’s Day. It wasn’t planned to happen that way, but the Lord I know, had something to do with it. He knew of my sadness and broken heart, and made sure I would not be alone this weekend. He truly shows me all the time His love and concern for me.
I also am missing my mother Rose Marcelli. She passed back in April of 1991, but any child who has lost a mother can tell you it still feels like it was yesterday when they left this world. My mom always made sure that whether it was a birthday, holiday, etc., we were celebrating something, and together, especially going on family vacations together. They were awesome times, and I have so many good memories from them. If not just our immediate family, then it was a party with many family members gathered, so we could all celebrate together. I most certainly miss those days.
Most of my family is gone; all I have left are cousins. I will be able to see some of them actually later on today, as a matter of fact. It will be wonderful to see them at a happy event, rather than a sad one (usually wakes/funerals). I can only wish that we all would make a more concerted effort to stay in touch with one another. To have family is a gift from God, and to have the time to spend together with them should not be wasted.
Although I will be around many this weekend, and I am thankful to be invited to both a family party and backyard picnic, my thoughts will be also on those who I have lost, whether they are no longer here like my mom, or those who still are here physically, but do not have any desire to share their life with me any longer, like my daughter and her family. It continues to break my heart, but even the LORD God my Father reminds me now and then, that even as He cannot force Himself into a person’s life, neither can I do the same. Our love for those people will always be there, and never go away, even though they want nothing to do with us.
Would I have liked to celebrate my achievements with my friends and family, and gather us all together like my mom would have? Yes, but it certainly is not going to happen this weekend, nor the next, or the one after that. Is someone going to throw a party for me? No—my mom’s long gone, and I seriously doubt anyone else would step in and do something like that. I’d even would have just like to go to dinner with a bunch of people who care to be in my life. That would have been nice. But one day, hopefully some time this summer, maybe I can get some friends or family together, and we can have a nice day or evening out, celebrating not just my achievements, but all our lives, and just have a good time together.
The Holy Spirit reminded me of where the Lord Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you…” (Luke 6:38). This was not just about financial giving, but giving of yourself to others, in many different ways. You really do get blessed by giving to others, whether it be your money, your time, your kindness, etc.-whatever it happens to be. Somehow, the Lord makes sure it comes back to you, and in a greater amount. The giving part of it actually puts a smile on your face, knowing you are helping others in whatever capacity it is needed. I recently had an opportunity to do that. Suddenly, you forget (even if it is just for a minute or two) about that which saddens you, as you realize you just made someone else smile, knowing that you care about them enough to help them, or let them know you were thinking about them, or included them in a conversation, celebratory event, or even invite them out for a bite to eat. Just a card in the mail does wonders for a person; a lady friend of mine has a ministry of doing just that, and most of the time throughout the year, if it wasn’t for her thinking of me over the holidays and such (even my birthday) I would not receive any cards. Amazing how the Lord puts these people in our lives, to “fill the gap” of those who were there, and no longer are, for one reason or another.
So if you are reading this, and it strikes you one way or another, let me know. If you can relate, let me know. But we who have Christ in our lives must remember, that HE will NEVER leave nor forsake us, even if others do. He will always remember us, love us, care for us, encourage us, strengthen and comfort us, even if there was no one else in our lives. The Lord truly IS the One True Friend that sticks closer to us than a brother (or sister, mother, daughter, etc.).
On this Mother’s Day weekend, let us be thankful for who we do have in our lives, and remind them that they are loved and not forgotten. For those of us whose mothers have passed, I feel your sadness, pain, and the loneliness; BUT, some of us also do have some good memories of all the years we had our mothers in our lives. Let us keep those memories alive through the pictures we have of them, and all the times we had with them. But let us also thank the LORD God, His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, to move us forward in faith, hope and love, being the example of a child of God that we can possibly be for one another, as He desired us to be, for all those who we do have in our lives, whether they are a mother, father, sister, brother, spouse, best friend, cousin, etc. Showing our love to one another does wonders to the soul.
I do “get” what the LORD God is attempting to do—wake every single person up out of the satanic spell we’ve been under since Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate the fruit. I may not like HOW the LORD is doing it, and how much of the evil He is allowing to be infiltrated into our lives right now, but He knows that some will finally “wake up” and realize that this life here on Earth was never supposed to be all that wonderful; especially not after what happened at the Fall—of Angels, and Humans. This is a broken, evil world, and eventually, the Lord needs to destroy it.
Seriously—since then, we lost the power and ability of our higher spiritual “functions”, if you will = close relationship with God, and those of us who have accepted His Son over the last two millennia, still have struggled to live a life that would please Him. The only way to regain some of those higher functions is having a relationship with the Lord Jesus, and NOT the illegal way some others manage to “tap into” those powers. It is ONLY through Jesus Christ. Period. Any other way is satanic and demonically induced.
The rest of the human population is walking around, still under that same Satanic “spell”, and in all reality ARE “the walking dead” – spiritually. They are very OPEN (and most do not know it!) to the very LEGAL demonic doorways in their lives, and every evil entity that finds a “legal” doorway, takes it. Hence the reason why there are more and more immoral people out there, saying and doing things that we never thought in our lifetime we would see or hear, but it’s happening!!
LAWLESSNESS IS abounding, as the Lord Jesus stated (Matt. 24:12). We cannot go hide under a rock somewhere and pretend it’s not going on!! We cannot go on with our own lives, and IGNORE the truth of the amount of evil there is, because ONE day, it very may well catch up with US, or someone we love and care about (esp those who do NOT have the Lord Jesus in their lives!)!
The only ROCK we should be clinging to, is the LORD God Almighty! HE is our ROCK, our fortress, and our deliverer!! (2 Sam. 22:2-3; Ps. 18:2)! HE alone is the ROCK of our salvation (Ps. 95:1)! He is our REFUGE (Ps. 62:7). We should remind ourselves that we ARE to be that “light” (Matt. 5:14; Jn. 1:5)to all those who are in the darkness (evil)! TELL them (and let us remind ourselves as well!) that The LORD lives, and blessed be our ROCK, and exalted be the God of OUR salvation! (Ps. 18:46)
If WE do not tell them, beloved—if WE do not INFORM and WARN them now, we WILL answer to the Judge of all the Earth (Gen. 18:25) for it. IF they refuse—If they choose NOT to REPENT, and go further into the evil that is increasing every day here (and the LORD God is allowing it for a reason!!), it eventually will destroy them.
Let us do our part to continue to inform and warn everyone, and tell them that they DO have a choice—and that choice is to accept the ROCK of AGES (Is. 26:4) into their lives—Jesus Christ!! HE is the ONLY way a human being is to avoid what is soon to come upon the Earth, and also, eternal damnation and destruction.
He gave His life for all of mankind, so that we would have a way back to the Father.
He knew there was no other way but to be the most pure, holy, unblemished sacrifice, to be the propitiation for our sins, in order to save us all.
THIS is what the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMaschiach has done for every single person that has ever lived, whether they believe in Him or not; whether they love Him, or hate Him.
THIS is the only way any human is allowed to be in the presence of the Holy, Living, Almighty God in Eternal Life.
Jesus Christ is THE only WAY, TRUTH, and LIFE; all other ways will lead to the everlasting fire.
HONOR Him today by acknowledging, remembering, and thanking Him for what the LORD God the Father permitted-to have His only begotten Son be the precious slain Lamb of God, take our place on that Cross, and become that Divine sacrifice for all of mankind.
It is a very rare thing for me to write a poem, but this just flowed out of me minutes ago, after reading today’s Days of Praise devotional, and the Scripture verses that went along with it. It truly is from the Holy Spirit. 🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️ When we see and hear all that is going on in the world today, and it literally shakes us to the core, we must keep in mind what the LORD God has said in His Word That He is with us forevermore.
He will never leave nor forsake us, Those who have believed on His Word, He will strengthen, guide, and protect us And take us Home with Him as He said.
So take heart, child of God Your Savior sees and knows all that is going on, And at the precise moment of the Father’s bidding, The Bridegroom’s Bride from the world will be gone.
The LORD is our refuge and strength, He is our Redeemer as well, He is willing to save any and all who call upon His name From the eternal fires of Hell.
So call upon the name of the LORD Make your salvation in Him sure, Because every Word of God will come to pass, This evil will soon no longer endure. —Jeannette Elizabeth 🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️🕊️ From today’s Days of Praise devotional: April 6, 2023 Our Refuge “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” (Psalm 46:1-2)
“The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble” (Psalm 9:9). What a comfort it is, in these days of turmoil and opposition, to know that our Lord is “a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat” (Isaiah 25:4).
Our refuge is strong and secure. The psalmist testifies, “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust” (Psalm 91:2). Then God answers: “Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall thee” (Psalm 91:9-10, and see also vv. 10-13).
Not only does our refuge provide safety and protection, but no other refuge will do. After identifying our refuge by the words “Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste [or be ‘alarmed’]” (Isaiah 28:16), God warns that those who refuse His true refuge will receive instead His “judgment,” for He “shall sweep away the refuge of lies” (Isaiah 28:17).
The apostle Peter, fresh from his personal encounters with his risen Lord, confronted the Jewish leaders with their serious error of rejection. “This is the stone which was set at nought of you” (Acts 4:11). In his charge, however, he included the precious truth “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (v. 12). Our refuge, our sure foundation, is none other than our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, to whom we have “fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us” (Hebrews 6:18). JDM
The Lord Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, the Third Person in the Triune Godhead, to us when He ascended back to the Father.
The Holy Spirit IS “the Spirit of Truth” and Jesus Himself said “He will guide you into ALL the truth” (Jn. 16:13). He would stay here, dwelling WITHIN each and every true believer of Christ, who are the children of God, UNTIL the Father would remove Him, Who is the Restrainer (2 Thess. 2:7), just before the Time of the End.
Truth is still here. HE, the Holy Spirit, is still here, waiting for those who have yet to accept Christ into their lives, to “call upon the name of the Lord to be saved” (Rom. 10:13; Joel 2:32; Ps. 145:18; Acts 2:21; 4:12).
NOW is the acceptable time to call upon His Name, BEFORE the time of wrath and judgment to come. As it is written in 2 Cor. 6:2, “Now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
After this time, there will be only judgment. It will come to those who did not want to have anything to do with the Truth.
“Thy Word IS Truth” -John 17:17.
The only way for eternal salvation and redemption, is with the TRUTH of the Word of God, for the Lord Jesus IS the LIVING Word of God.
He IS Truth.
If you deny the TRUTH in your life, you deny Him (Matt. 10:33).
If you SEEK the TRUTH, you WILL find Him (Deut. 4:29).
I beg you, dear ones, to SEEK truth while it is still here, and able to be found. It is not in a certain building or church. It is IN His Word, because again, HE IS THE WORD. And He IS the TRUTH. You cannot separate one from the other.
The Holy Spirit of God is WILLING to make you understand as much as you can bear, but YOU must SEEK Him out. DO what His Word tells you to do, and SEEK Him, CRY OUT to Him, CALL UPON His Name.
“REPENT, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you SHALL receive the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
God is NOT a man that He should lie (Num. 23:19). What He says, He shall do. EVERY word of God shall come to pass, until is all finished.
Seek the TRUTH now, before the whole world falls into deception of the evil ones. That time is approaching quickly.
I had to share these verses with you all. In order to do so, I had to divide them up into three frames. It all comes from Ezekiel 3. I suggest you read that chapter in its entirety. The Holy Spirit will share with you through me whatever else He feels pertinent at this time in this post. I highly suggest you take His Words in this post very seriously.
🙏🏼Lord God my ✡️Father, please allow every person who truly does seek You out, to find You, and no longer be part of the wrath and judgment that is to come. I plead with You, Abba—hear their cries of conviction, and see how they humble themselves finally before You, to accept Your ✝️Son and Your Word into their lives. 🕊Holy 🕊Spirit🕊, please enter into them, and teach and guide them into all 📖Your truth, with whatever time remains. I ask You this in the name of Jesus, my Lord, my Savior, my Master, and my King—Amen.
You will also see in that chapter, how the Spirit of God LIFTED Ezekiel up in vv. 12 and 14, and in verse 24 it actually says, “But the Spirit ENTERED INTO me (Ezekiel) and set me on my feet, and He SPOKE to me…” He did the same to the Apostle John in Revelation (4:1-2).
The Spirit of God has always been at work within His people-those who He has chosen to speak the very hard things that most people—sometimes even the ones He has chosen (like Jonah!) do not want to hear.
But sooner or later, we realize it IS all TRUTH—He and His Word IS the way, the truth, and the life—so we accept whatever that call is in our lives, and allow the Holy Spirit to ENTER into us, and do His work, until that particular work is finished, or our time here comes to an end.
For Ezekiel, it was not any different. He had a choice—to allow the LORD God to use him as an instrument of WARNING to the people of Israel (“to the Jew first and also to the Gentile”-Rom. 1:16), to turn from their wicked ways, and also warn them of what was to come in the future.
Most did not heed the warnings. Unfortuately, that is still the case to this very day, thousands of years later, and even AFTER the Father sent the Son AS THE ”Stone of offence and Rock of stumbling” (Isaiah 8:14, Jer. 6:21) to the House of Israel. Later on, it was to the Gentiles, to provoke Israel to jealousy (Deut. 32:21) as Paul the Apostle stated in Romans 11:11 and verse 14, having that verse in Deuteronomy come to pass.
Why would the LORD use His own Son as a Rock of “offence” and stumbling? To get every single human being to hopefully realize that they cannot make it in this life without Him. And also, that once this life is over, they do NOT want to spend eternity, writhing in pain, agony, weeping and gnashing their teeth while in the eternal fires (Matthew 13:42).
It was not going to be an easy job for anyone whom He called to give out such warnings to the masses, whether they were Jews or Gentiles. But the warnings needed to be given, along with the blessings of peace with God, and eventually, eternal life for those who would accept Him and His Word.
Much would be lost along the way for these people, who dared to ”pick up their cross” (Luke 9:23), and follow the LORD God whether it was prior to the Son being born of that virgin (Is. 7:14), the very sign the LORD Himself gave mankind, so to know what was to be. And yet, humans STILL chose not to listen, and rejected the Very One who would be able to save them from those eternal fires.
The messages of warning still go on today. The LORD still has much in His Word that needs to come to pass. There are many like myself, trying to get people to “hear what the Spirit has to say to the churches” (Rev. 2:11).
But as the Lord Jesus said in that verse which was repeated throughout Revelation 2 and 3, and even WAY back in Deuteronomy 6:4, which started the Shema—“HEAR, O Israel,…”, one needs to “have an EAR—meaning, they need to be LISTENING to what the LORD God is saying through His Word, and through the people, His prophets, who are trying desperately to get these humans TO listen to what He is saying.
You are being given a loving warning, from the Most High God, and His Son, my Lord, my Savior, my Master, and my King, to HEAR what the Spirit of God—the HOLY SPIRIT is saying and warning to you all about what IS to come.
I do not want blood on my hands. I have done enough wrongs in my life, that thankfully, the Lord has forgiven me for, since I have confessed them before Him. YET, I also do not want to waste any more of the very little time we have left here, to go on living my life as a superficial Christian, barely doing or speaking anything, and worse yet, doing all that I have done, HALFheartedly, as the Father plainly told me I was serving Him beforehand.
That was said to me a little over six years ago, and I have been a believer all my life. But He wanted me to WHOLEHEARTEDLY serve Him, in the way and manner HE chose to do, NOT my way. Hence the life I have been living in these last six plus years.
There are always “consequences” to serving the LORD; those consequences are always in our favor eternally, but here on Earth, for those who are closest to us especially, there may be many “losses” along the way. I have had my share of those recently, and unfortunately, those losses which produce a broken heart is par for the course when serving Him.
People must make their own choices—“free will” is a gift from God, and He cannot overstep His own “prime directive”; it must be honored, if one chooses to reject Him, and the very people He has chosen to spread His Word, and give out His warnings. He is a very fair and Just God, although those who refuse to get to know Him think exactly the opposite.
Warnings will continue to be given, even when the most horrible time the world will ever face, will begin. It is being set up now, with certain pieces of that puzzle being put “into place” even as I write this out.
For those who desire to know, and to be prepared, do what the Scriptures tell you to do, and “SEEK the LORD” now, while you still have time, in THIS “time of grace” that has been given to us, but WILL soon end (Deut. 4:29; Jer. 29:12; is. 55:6-7; Ps. 14:2; 2 Chron. 7:14; Ps. 63:1; Ps. 9:10; Matt. 7:7; James 4:8).
I will end this with Psalms 119:2, and I beg you, dear ones, to PLEASE consider seeking the Lord, humbling yourselves before Him, and accepting Him into your lives, now, while you still have breath in you, and before the judgment of God begins (and no, we do NOT know the “day or hour” (Matt. 24:36).
For thousands of years He has been patient. He has sent His Son, Jesus, to be the perfect sacrifice-the spotless Lamb that was slain (Rev. 5:6), to save people from their sins, and from the WRATH that eventually has to be poured out (Is. 51:17; Ps. 11:6; Ps. 75:8; Matt. 13:41-42, 49-50; Luke 3:7; Rom. 1:18; 2:5; 5:9; 1 Thess. 1:10; 5:9; Rev. 6:16-17; 11:18; 12:12; 14:19; 15:1, 7; 16:1, 19, 19:15). God always keeps His Word. He has been gracious to give us this time to seek Him, and many warnings to heed.
But that time is running out. The “day” and the “hour” will SOON come upon this Earth, for the Lord Jesus Himself said that He IS the Alpha and Omega (Rev. 1:8; 21:6; 22:13), the First and the Last, the Beginning, and the END.
There WAS a beginning (Genesis 1:1), and there WILL be an end (Zech. 14:1-21; Matt. 24:14; 2 Peter 3:10; Rev. 13:1-18; 20:1-15).
“Blessed are they that KEEP His testimonies, and that SEEK Him with the whole heart.” Psalm 119:2
If they have forsaken you, remember them by praying for them.
If they curse you, even to your face, do not retaliate-bless them, or say nothing and at least pray for their souls, and leave the judgment for them up to the Lord.
As much as it hurts your heart, if they choose to forsake you, let them go. Do not chase after them. Why?
Because God does not force anyone to love Him or follow Him. And if we are to follow in His ways, we are to do the same. Love them, but do not force them to love you back.
Let them go. Pray for them. Desire God’s Spirit to draw them to Himself, in order to save their souls. But do not force them to be kept in your life when they do not want to be there.
There will be much more persecution among the Lord Jesus’ followers-His Children-in the days to come, because those who are opposed to God, have their minds set on the world, and the things of this world (Rom. 8:6-8).
Those in the world who mind the things of the flesh, do not accept anyone who abides in the Spirit of God, and walks in His Way (1 Cor. 2:13-14). They are unable to understand, hence the reason there is animosity towards a believer in Christ, even if that person is their own family member.
Let the Spirit of God deal with them-all of them. Stay the course. Let them go, but continue to love them and pray for them. Endure to the end, for as the Lord Jesus said, “great is your reward in Heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets which were before you” (Matt. 5:12).
The path to follow IS a hard Path. Be prepared TO lose much…here.
But look forward to that “inexpressible and glorious joy” that Peter spoke of (1 Peter 1:8), which is “the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls…”(1 Pet. 1:9)
Let them go. Pick up your Cross, move forward in Christ, and know that He loves them even more than you do; He will do all in His Power to convince them of His Truth. But He cannot go against His own “prime directive”—the very Free Will gift He has given every person. It ultimately will be their own choice, to accept Him or reject Him.
Now go and fulfill Deuteronomy 6:5, Eph. 6:10-18, & Ps. 27:14.
Once I knew my true birth name of “Geist”–it stunned me how the LORD God can be that precise-in everything! I heard the Spirit of God speaking to me ever since I was a child. The first verse I learned in 1st grade Religion class, “I have called you by name; You are Mine” (Is. 43:1) meant the world to me. He’s always been with me; He’s never left my side. And then, 50+ years later, I find out even more about my connection with Him.
His Name. Geist = spirit, or ghost. Heiligen Geist = Holy Ghost/Spirit in German.
It was fitting and made total sense, seeing that the Lord placed me on a Path that deals with Spiritual Warfare, to want to help those who are spiritually bound with demonic entities, keeping them from the peace and freedom they could have with the Lord Jesus.
Hence the reason why the Lord has directed me to go to school, to learn His Word, in the ancient languages–Hebrew, Latin, and Greek (and Aramaic this summer on my own), in order to fulfill the WALK that the Spirit of God laid for me on this Path.
And once I am done with schooling this May with my Master’s in Biblical Languages, I will begin another Master’s class for Pastoral Counseling, in order to get further education in counseling, in order to help those who are in need of spiritual breakthroughs in their lives; to help break the demonic chains that have bound them all their lives. To allow the LORD God through the Holy Spirit to set them free, in order to accept the Lord Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives.
It really was all this time, in the name. It just had to be revealed to me, and now hopefully it is made clearer to you. Maybe the Lord has more to reveal to you about you and your walk with Him.
Walking IN the Spirit every day of our lives, as fallible as we are, will reveal what the LORD God has always had in store for us.
I finally found out what my destiny was-to be a mouthpiece for the LORD God and His Son, Jesus, and to walk in and by the Holy Spirit, letting Him lead and guide me by faith, every day, until it is Time for me to go Home to Him.
Allow the Spirit of God to show you what YOUR Path is with Him. WALK that walk of faith–yes, IN the dark, most likely, for “we walk by faith, and not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7). Remember, “Hope that is SEEN is not hope” (Rom. 8:24). It MUST be by faith in Him, in the Spirit, and talking about it is not enough.
It MUST be a WALK. LIVE in the SPIRIT, and WALK in the SPIRIT.