Sunday, January 17, 2021

PEARLS OF WISDOM

 


PEARLS OF WISDOM


I had a beautiful vision the other day during my quiet time.  I was sittng with my feet in a river next to Jesus.  My head resting on His shoulder.  It was just nice to be with Him.  I could feel the warmth of the sun on us, and the coolness of the river.  Just in a place of rest.  I needed this because I was feeling heavy in my spirit.  

I started speaking to Him saying "Lord, it is very difficult to do what you ask of me. To give Your messages and then for most people to just ignore it.  It breaks my heart."

The next moment He gave me this beautiful red apple.  "Am I seeing correctly here?  Why are You giving me an apple?"

"Taste and see", He said.  

I bit into the apple and I could taste the sweetness of it.  But the next moment as I swallowed it, it became rotten.  This made me think of the mannah the Israelites received each day and how it grew rotten towards the end of the day.

"Groce!" 

"Such is My word, bitter and sweet. Both for the hearer and the giver of the word. Like precious pearls trampled underfoot by swine."  

This made me so sad, because what He reveals to me is just so precious to me.  I often do not want to share it for this very reason.  Sometimes I write in agony as the Spirit comes over me and I feel His heart in me.  I often write in tears.  

"Do you remember the pearls I gave you?", He asked.  (These pearls are the wisdom He gave me in a 40 day fast I did in 2020)

"Yes Lord."

"Have you done what I have told you?"

"No Lord, I love those pearls, but I have not kept them all". 

The next moment I saw a string of pearls around my neck.  I immediatly knew that these were the pearls He gave me during that fast. They were all different color pearls, with a slight different shade to it.  Suddenly I was dressed in a wedding dress and when I looked down I saw that the bodice had gold woven into the beautiful lace and the pearls that were around my neck, were now woven into this as well.  So beautiful!

He said, "I beautify My Bride with pearls of wisdom".  And then, He gave me a peck on my cheek and said...

"Don't loose My pearls".

The next morning I opened up YouTube and the first thing I saw was a picture of the Bride in a shell, like an oyster surrounded with pearls.  I asked Father if this was His way of saying I must share this vision and the pearls of wisdom He gave me.

"What good is wisdom if you only keep it for yourself?"...

With that I am going to type some of the pearls of wisdom He gave me for those who have ears to hear.  To maybe place it in a place where you can be reminded of them as you journey further.  One would think in the light of the present climate of this world that this could not possibly be important now.  And yet, my wedding gown was embroided with these pearls.  I want them to move from my neck to my bodice, there where my heart is.  I want to beautify myself, and make myself ready for my Bridegroom with the pearls He has given me.  Maybe you have collected some pearls through the years that you have perhaps placed in your "jewelry box" and have forgotten about.  It is easy to do that in the grand scheme of things. Espeicially if you are in ministry.  We forget the "small" in the light of the "big".  Maybe it is time to take them out again and search your heart...

Just some scripture to consider:

Proverbs 3: 3

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:  


Verse 13 - 15

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.  


Psalm 45: 10 - 17

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.


Pearls of Wisdom 

(Some are sayings and others instructions)

I AM ONLY YOUR EVERYTHING WHEN I AM ALL YOU HAVE

LOVE YOUR FRIENDS, BUT DO NOT PLACE THEM IN YOUR HEART...I WANT YOUR WHOLE HEART.

DO NOT ALLOW OTHERS TO PLACE YOU IN THEIR HEART.

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO WALK AWAY ANY MOMENT I ASK OF YOU.

HUMILITY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND...KEEP HER CLOSE AT ALL TIMES.

DO ALL THINGS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

THE ONLY SACRIFICE THAT MATTERS IS THE ONE I MADE.

FEAR GOD

BE WILLING TO BE MY NOBODY, EVEN FOREVER.  

BE THE WORLD'S NOBODY

JUST LIKE I SAVED YOU WITHOUT YOUR HELP, SO I WILL RAISE YOU WITHOUT YOUR HELP

DO NOT TRUST YOURSELF - YOUR HEART IS DECEITFUL

WHERE YOUR FOCUS IS, IS ESSENTIAL - ONLY JESUS

LONELINESS IS A GIFT, NOT A PUNISHMENT

I AM YOUR SOURCE - COME TO ME FIRST, WAIT

SERVE ME, NOT MAN OR YOURSELF

ABHOR THE APPROVAL AND PRAISE OF MAN - YOU ARE NOTHING.

JUST AS HUMILITY IS VITAL FOR HOLINESS, SO APPROVAL FROM MAN IS VITAL FOR PRIDE.

SEEK MY PRESENCE RIGHT THROUGH THE DAY

KISS THE HAND THAT SMITES YOU...RELISH EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DIE TO SELF

BOTH IN ABUNDANCE AND IN WANT THE SOUL IS NEVER SATISFIED.

DO NOT WORSHIP THE WORKS OF MAN'S HANDS.

DO NOTHING IN A HURRY - SLOW DOWN

DO NOT TRUST MAN'S DREAMS AND VISIONS, ALL IS CORRUPTED BY WHAT THEY HAVE NOT YET DEALT WITH.

HOLD EVERYTHING LOOSELY IN YOUR HANDS

COMPARE YOURSELF WITH ME, NOT WITH MAN.

BEHOLD ME WHEN YOU LOOK AT OTHERS - I AM THE STANDARD

THINK LITTLE OF YOURSELF

AS YOU ARE ON THE INSIDE, YOU JUDGE...DO NOT JUDGE

A SAINT MUST WALK ALONE

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOOD - GOD

YOU ARE NOT INFALLIBLE, NEITHER ARE THEY - ACCEPT IT AND FORGIVE

DO NOT BOAST IN MY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU - BOAST IN ME

THE HEART OF THE LAW IS LOVE

I CAN ONLY BE STRONG FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE WEAK

THE INFILLING OF THE VESSEL IS FOR OTHERS, BUT THE VESSEL IS MINE

I AM REALITY

DON'T PUT ME IN A BOX, I WON'T FIT

BE SILENT, SPEAK ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY

DON'T CELEBRATE OBEDIENCE, IT IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE

DON'T PRIDE YOURSELF IN YOUR HUMILITY

DO ONE THING AT A TIME

SIMPLICITY IS A GIFT

SOLITUDE IS A GIFT

SILENCE IS A GIFT

TAKE ALL YOUR THOUGHTS CAPTIVE

YOU DO NOT HAVE IT ALL FIGURED OUT

WORSHIP ME IN TRUTH, BUT DO IT IN SPIRIT...I AM SPIRIT

YOU CANNOT WALK AFTER THE WORLD WITHOUT REJECTING ME FIRST

MAKE ME YOUR FIRST AND LAST PRIORITY

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE SIGNIFICANT...ONLY I

YOUR OPINION DOES NOT MATTER...LISTEN RATHER

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SPEAK

I STILL LOVE YOU

I AM NEVER LATE AND NEVER IN A HURRY

FEAR CLUTTERS THE HEART.

POSSESS NOTHING IN YOUR HEART, BUT ME

EAT LESS, AND SLOWLY

IF YOU WANT ME TO SPEAK TO YOU, SILENCE THE VOICES AROUND YOU.  IF YOU WANT ME TO SPEAK THROUGH YOU, SILENCE YOUR VOICE.

DON'T SHARE EVERYTHING I TELL YOU

SOMETIMES YOUR OBEDIENCE TOWARDS ME WILL HURT THOSE WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND

YOUR SPIRITUAL PRIDE STINKS!

A SINGLE EYE LOOKS ONLY TO ME, AN EVIL EYE IS DIVIDED

FAITH IS SIMPLE, NOT COMPLICATED

IN THE MIDST OF A CROWD, YOU CAN BE ALONE WITH ME


A RENTED HEART

 



A RENTED HEART

 

Somehow we have come to believe that the veil torn to allow us entry into the Most Holy place is only that of which constitute the temple.  Studying the details of the temple reveals to us astonishing revelations all that pertains to our blessed Messiah. We see Him in the washing of the water, the menorah, shew bread and so much more.  All three sections of the outer court, the inner court and Most Holy were veiled.

The purpose of this rented veil of Christ, His flesh, is that we may commune with God there at the mercy seat.  There He will speak to us.  A timeless and eternal provision.  The instructions Moses received were to make an exact replica of that which is in heaven.  However, no longer are we required to enter into that which is earthly, but that which is heavenly.  He has made a way.

We can only enter by faith.  The truth is that it took the death of the cross to rent that veil so that we may enter.  And yet, some of us find ourselves still in the outer court or inner court.  Have you given it any thought that we are found in the heavenly tabernacle of God when we enter the tent of meeting?  There where we go to find mercy and grace to help in the time of need.  Even though we are stuck in our stuffy rooms surrounded with crying kids and demands that require our attention, we have actually entered into that realm that transcends time.  No wonder it takes faith.  If you are prone to see things only from a now perspective, that which is earthly and bound to time, you will miss that which is spiritual, transcends time and  eternal.   Our bodies, our very entrapments in our sin, holds us still on earth, but the spirit meets with God there in the eternal.  Did He not say that the Kingdom of God is within us?

Instead of us literally coming to Him, He has made a way for heaven to come down to us, even in us.  Oh the mysteries of God!!  The tabernacle being triune is in fact the image of man, being body, soul and spirit.  The body representing the veil of the flesh still having to be torn in some of our lives.  All that which still lusts and beastly.  The soul which comprises of the intellect, the understanding and human wisdom and knowledge, seems to be an even thicker more tenacious veil, still set in place like an iron curtain.  And then our spirit which is our heart - the very essence of who we are.  Not only our personality, but even that who we were before the foundation of the earth.  As He said to Jeremiah, “Before you were born, I knew you.”

 The truth of the matter is that He meets us where we are at.  If we are still to be found outside of the outer court, He pursues us by His Spirit to repent and come into the “fold”.  The moment we do we find ourselves having to wash ourselves first before entering the inner court, it is there that He as the prodigal Father embrace us and kiss us fervently, along the way.  Once we have entered the inner court, He communes with us on a daily basis to confront and convict us of our wayward thoughts and unrenewed mind.  He enters into our state wherever that may be.  He enters into our hearts, our very being by His Spirit, there in the Most Holy place of our lives.   All of these divine encounters is God with us.  It is a mercy and a grace.  He has entered in, but have we?

What would the tabernacle represent in light of us being a triune being and being the earthly pattern of that which is heavenly?  Made in His likeness.  Which is to say triune.  For just as there is protocol to enter into an earthly King’s courts, so it is in heaven.  We see this preparation in the type and shadow of the priests who served in the outer and inner courts. Even more so in the type and shadow of the High Priests, the type and shadow of our High Priest, Jesus Christ.  Sin was still present in those who served in the outer and inner court.  How do we know this?  Because a mercy was shown to them that was not shown to the High Priests who entered with fear and trembling into the Most Holy Place.  We are not told how many of the High Priests throughout history were struck dead, only to be pulled out by the rope they were bound to.  But what we do know is that no flesh could come into His presence and live.  Why?  Was His presence then not in all the different sections of the tabernacle?  The truth is that His presence was, but not His glory.

David refers to His soul as his glory.  That is to say not that which constitute his intellect and reasoning, but his essence, his being.

Psalms 108:1

“(A Song or Psalm of David.) O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.”

 

This glory is H3519 in the Strong's Concordance which is the word Kabod.  The meaning is weight. When we speak of God’s presence, we speak of the weightiness of His presence.  That glory that fills the temple with its weight so that the very air becomes thick.  David is saying he will praise Him with his kabod.  His heaviness, which is to say his whole being.

Something transpired in heaven before it was manifested on earth, on the cross. The Son had to leave the heavenly and enter into our earthly.  He had to enter into our weakness, our temptations, pain and sorrow.  He had to enter into the anguish of fighting against sin and the onslaught of the enemy.  He had to enter into the realm of hatred and murder from that place of perfect peace and love.  It meant entering into our humanity, that which requires us to relieve ourselves in our bodily functions.  Entering into our dependency on a mother’s breast and the guidance of a fallen earthly father.  He had to enter into the heart of what it means to be man.  He became the Son of Man.  It is not only what He left behind, but also what He entered into that we need to consider.

And the word says the following of His earthly struggles and agony:

Hebrew 5: 7 - 10

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

In this we see how He rented His soul in anguished prayer.  But there on the cross, He rented His heart as well as His flesh.  There where His glory resides. And as it was done in heaven, so it was done on earth when God rented His heart for a broken and lost world.  The veil before the Most Holy Place was torn from top to bottom so that we may enter into the Most Holy Place…that is to say not just into the type and shadow as seen in the earthly tabernacle, but into the rented heart of God, as He has entered into ours.  A real felt eternal place in Him.  In this place we are called to abide in Him as He abides in us.  To remain and not just visit.  Not just once a year, but forever.  My question is, have we truly entered into the rented heart of God?

The way into His rented heart has unfortunately been cheapened  by the hyper grace deception where His holiness and a rightful fear of God has been replaced by an unbalanced view of God as only a loving Father ready to allow all into His glory.  The truth is He did make a way and what a grace it is!  Jesus is the Way into the heart of God, the Most Holy Place.  He took upon Him our sin so that we may be the righteousness of God.  But He was being made perfect to become the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY Him. 

Hebrews 5: 8 - 9

8Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

This obedience is an ultimate obedience, just as He as the Patterned Son had to do in order to be made perfect.  In Matthew 5 Jesus says the following:

Matthew 5: 48

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

He makes it abundantly clear in John 15 that if we love Him we will do His commandments and abide in His love.  And love is the fulfillment of the law.  Walking in obedience as He did is the very act of love towards Him and others.  For it asks of us an ultimate obedience to love as He did, and therefore to be perfect as our heavenly Father.

In Hebrews 4 we read that the Israelites could not enter into His rest due to their unbelief. This unbelief is described as a hardened heart.  Countless times they were found to be adulterous, compromising and murmuring, desiring to go back to the fleshpots of Egypt.  But God was not mocked by their sin and refused that they should enter into His rest. 

The rented heart of God is a very real place that He has made a way through His Son that we may enter in.  This eternal place is where the spirit of man and God, the Eternal Spirit become one.  Paul says we have the mind of Christ and know all things.  It is a place of knowing, the transcended place Jesus prayed in His High Priestly prayer in John 17.  In this place He reveals His rented heart to those who have come through the Way, that is to say, through the cross.  There He reveals His grieving for the lost damned for eternity without any hope.  It is filled with an indescribable love for His own.  It is a suffering love, a humble love, and eternal transcended love.  It is a sacred place of holy hush and awe where we are undone…it is His glory.

Let us not cheapen His grace by thinking we can enter boldly without considering the cost and therefore think we have entered when in fact we still find ourselves in the outer or inner court.  Those who will enter, enter by unspeakable grace and therefore should not for one moment think that we can deserve it by our obedience.  Rather, the obedience is unto the perfection of the saints, so that we may enter.  We do not allow just anybody into our hearts.  This is wisdom.  Why should He?  Once you have entered, you will come out like Moses from the mount with glory shining on his face, but we will be unveiled because the veil our hearts have been torn and now we see.  We see because we have entered into the rented heart of God.

Let us then therefore endeavor to enter into the Most Holy, renting our own hearts and allowing Him to discipline us.  For there is also a joy set before us to endure our own cross.  Let us therefore enter.  I would like to say that I have entered, but if I am honest, I have not.  I am not yet glorious.  He has extended the invitation to me over and over this week.  I have run from Him because I know in the depth of my being, that when I do, there is no turning back.  He is not inviting me to enter into a place where I am still in control.  He is inviting me into His kabod.  His rented heart, where two hearts beat as one. And so, by this devotional, He is inviting you to enter in. 


Please Read:

Hebrews 12


1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

18 For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:

20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:

21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

OH JERUSALEM! OH JERUSALEM!




OH JERUSALEM! OH JERUSALEM! 


Extremity of the times we are going in will cause many, even the unbelievers to dust of their Bibles.  Something about the atmosphere has the essence of the apocalypse to it.  The control, but also the weather, financial, political and religious climate is at a heightened state.  The house of cards has been built and all it takes is a gush of wind and the whole house will come down.  Who then will come and rebuild and what will they rebuild?

It is at this time that they will cry “My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”  To this He will reply, “Depart from Me, I know thee not!” (Matthew 7).

Have we placed ourselves in their shoes?  Have we given ourselves sufficient time to consider the dynamics of such spiritual devastation?  What it would mean to those who thought they were right with Him, Jew and Gentile, only to find that their present devastation means that He has indeed forsaken them.  A destitution of all security.  Naked and as ones who are already dead!  The dead bones of Ezekiel 37 comes to mind.  Have we considered the devastation?  Physically, emotionally and especially spiritually?  How many will commit suicide because dying would be the only way out?  There will be no confusion as to whose wrath is upon them.  They will know that God has put them away in anger.  But know this, there will be those who will curse God and those who will cry out to Him in that time.

Where will those be who will say to them, “Fear not, do not be afraid. The Lord your God with His mighty arm, He will come and save you” Isaiah 35:4.  In Psalm 102, we read:

In Psalm 102, especially read in the context of the haulocast, we read the following in verse 14,

14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.

This pleasure and favor speak of setting your affection on and to show mercy and pity.  Who are these servants?  Those whom He has prepared for such a time as this.  This is something they are as servants and not something they merely do out of obligation…they ARE a compassion for stones and a pity for dust.  We know that the apostolic dispensation that will come during the start of the tribulation will be from those stones that have been built in Him.  Their capstone, Jesus Christ, the stone the builders rejected.  And He will through His living stones lay the foundations that has been broken down and brought to dust.  They will be the builders of the foundation.  For is the heavenly Jerusalem then not a city and a wife?  Does the Word not say that the church is built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets?  These will be living stones.  Stones that will be laid down to build a foundation that cannot be shaken.  They will have compassion on the stones and pity on the dust laid in ruins.

We are told that not one stone will be on top of each other…just rubble and devastation.  The true Master Builder will come and He will again lay her foundation.  The Son of Man that will once again cry out…"Jerusalem, oh Jerusalem, if only you knew the day of your visitation!”  He is indeed preparing a city to dwell in.  And her foundations will be built up again by those living stones built up in Him. For He is ultimately the foundation of this city of God.   In Isaiah 6 we read that the land is made desolate and the people is cast far and away.  He promise that He will bring them back from the various places from where He has scattered them.  This is the heart of God that afflicts pain.  The One who wounds so that He may heal.  For those who receive these wounds of chastening and wrath will call on Him, but those who refuse it, will curse Him!

The stones built up in Him, that are vitally connected to the true Capstone, the Stone the master rejected, will go where they are sent to these various  places that He has scattered His people.  Both Jew and Gentile.  Not only because of a mission, but mostly because they are united to the broken heart of God.  For God takes no pleasure in the destruction of man. This is the reason for the sending of His servants…the broken heart of God.  For even as the cities lay in ruins, His heart has been broken even before the foundation of the worlds.  He saw the end from the beginning.  The living stones will have compassion on the ruins of Jerusalem. 

Let me ask you.  What is the purpose of the Church?  Surely we cannot think that our purpose is just to go to heaven?  No, our God came for the Jew first, and now desires to use us to bring her to jealousy, so that she may look on our unveiled faces and behold His glory.  Just as Moses were veiled and is a type and shadow of Judah, who is veiled, so now, the word says that we behold Him as unveiled.  He is greater than Moses and He is the builder of the House of God.  Through our unveiled faces He wishes to provoke them to jealousy so that they may return and cry out to their Messiach!  Up until now they are not the least jealous or threatened by us, but rather a pure hatred has been coming from the various sects of Jews.  But there will be a remnant of them that will be dispersed into the wilderness.  There He will send His Beloved to feed her. But even so, when the tribulation starts, are we to ignore them?  Are we only to plead with the Left Behind church?  Surely not, for this is our ultimate calling in Christ Jesus, as their Messiah.  That we may go as a corporate Body, the Body of Christ and once again with Him cry out…Oh Jerusalem, oh Jerusalem!” 

The reality is that we are not building our own kingdom, but the Kingdom of God.  His Kingdom constitutes both Jew and Gentile, for the two shall become one.  And yet, they themselves who will also be persecuted, will persecute us as the Goyam, which they hate to the core.  Unless our hearts are broken for the lost, even the angry lost, how then will we be able to be a light unto the nations?  Mental agreement and tolerance to this reality will cause us to fall short.  But a heart that beats with His heart that beats with the compassion of God, will cause us to shine with His glory on our faces.  To have compassion on her broken walls and dust.  For as the Bridegroom so the Bride.  As the Head, so the Body.  A nature compatible with His nature.  Not that we will all run to Jerusalem, but that He uses His servants to bring her in from wherever she has been scattered all over this world.  He has placed each of us where we are for both the Jew and Gentile.  Am I a “Jew lover” who have some sentimental religious affiliation with them?  No.  For longer than 12 years He has spoken to me about His heart for her.  And it is broken. 

Both those who will gladly receive us and those who persecute us are those whom He will send us to..  God sent His Son to gather unto Him a people in these last days from out of His Body that He through them may build up the House of God, a city in which to dwell in.   The New Jerusalem, both an actual city that will be rebuilt in Jerusalem and a heavenly one, the Bride of God.

How will we be for them what He intended unless our hearts are broken for both Jew and Gentile?  Unless we see as He sees, we will not attain to what is required to lay our lives down.  One do not hear about this preached from the pulpit or any teachings of the end time purpose of the Church concerning Israel.  And yet we are right at the very door of her destruction!  A clear mandate is to be owned that we are saved to provoke her to jealousy.  Left to ourselves we will shake off the dust from our feet and move on.  Let those who love them so much to this job!  But God has not forgotten His people.  And He never will.  He is not interested in our David stars or Israeli flags and menorahs we take out during feast days.  He is not interested in our identification through the upholding of the feasts if we in fact in heart have no identification with the broken heart He has for His people.  Have you consider that He was born a Jew? 

Although He has not forsaken them, they have indeed forsaken Him.  He is the Husband scorned and forsaken by His first love.  Like Jacob who loved Rachel, but was given Leah, so He has had pity on us and made us His own.  But He has not forgotten Rachel as Jacob did not, and demanded that Laban give her to him.  Two wives, Jew and Gentile becoming one in Him.

His heart is broken.  The question I ask myself and you is why is my heart not broken?  Will we have this broken heart if we do not seek it?  Shall we have it we do not see the ultimate value and imperative that it is?  If we do not see the hardness of our hearts toward them, even though some refuses to acknowledge their matter of fact attitude towards them, how then are we walking with Him in fulfilling His purpose for why He came?  As if it is God’s problem how He will cause them to turn to Him.  He chose us!  We are His instruments.  If we do not go, who will? 

The reality is that our hearts are not broken for the lost, even for the Gentiles, neither for the Jew.  Secretly we feel that they will be getting that which they rightly deserve.  In our eyes judgment and wrath poured out on them during Jacob’s trouble is well deserved.  What hypocrites! Have we forgotten that if it was not for the grace of God where would we be? 

Our identification with the Jew is ultimately our identification with the broken heart of God.  Not only for the Gentile, but for the Jew.  We will find ourselves amidst destitution and we can either enter into their destitution or we can stand aloof and pride ourselves that we are not like them.  Will we be like Jonah and feel these people do not deserve the salvation of God?  Will we choose Tarshish rather than Nineveh?  Will our going be out of obligation or out of the identification with the Father’s broken heart?

The issue of Jerusalem is the issue of the Church, which is the issue of the nations, which is ultimately the issue of His Kingdom.  Will you be a Leah that hates on Rachel and pride yourself on your many children? Or will you mourn with her, because Rachel is crying and her children is no more?  Paul did not anguish for his people because he was Jewish.  He anguished for his people because he was an Apostle!  Christ was his life.  In Him he moved and lived and had his being.

Will you allow Him to break you in the deeps that passes mere sentimentality?  Facing the hardness of your heart and confess it before your God?  Your mourning will not be because you have no faith and are hopeless, but you mourn because He mourns.  He is still a man of sorrow and grief.  The danger lies in us thinking that all this does not apply to us.  This devotional will testify against both you and me when we stand before Him soon.  The motive is not to guilt you into this particular disposition, but rather that your eyes will be opened to the glory He intended - the church as He intended her to be.    

I can only cry, “Lord, let me not go on as if You have not spoken!  Let me not go on as if your heart is not broken.  Let me cleave to you like Jacob, until you touch my hip and I walk in your brokenness, identifying with your heart.  Break my heart O God!  What good is my correct doctrine when I do not embody the substance of it?  Rent my heart O God, rent my heart!  Move me from this place of indifference into identification.  Let me have compassion on her stones and pity on her dust!  Do what only you can do!”

 

Please Read:

Jeremiah 17: 15 - 27

15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the Lord? let it come now.

16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.

17 Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.

18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

19 Thus said the Lord unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;

20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the Lord, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:

21 Thus saith the Lord; Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;

22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.

23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.

24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the Lord, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;

25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.

26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the Lord.

27 But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

UP TO HIS OLD TRICKS!




UP TO HIS HOLD TRICKS!

I  had a vision this morning of a clown hiding behind a bush. It was an old clown like this one. The next moment he was right in my face... With his fingers pulling his mouth open in a smile. That was it. I thought of the words teasing and mocking. Then I went to sleep and dreamed that I was browsing through Ministry Revealed forum and one of the headings was "mocked? “

This morning Father immediately gave me the interpretation..."The old clown is up to His old tricks".

Previously when Father showed me a clown it was a week before the event. This event was mocking Christ here in South Africa at a school. A satanic "art" display of the McDonald's clown crucified and many other satanic displays.

Well, the old clown (think fool/the joker) is up to his old tricks. But this time it will be the children of God he will mock. I would like to remind you of Nazi Germany and the Jews and the slow erosion from tolerating the Jews to an out right hatred and persecution. This will not only come from the powers that be, but as we have read "brother against brother, husband against wife, neighbour against neighbour". The steady stream of extremist propoganda is about to to take up some serious speed.  I asked Father which clown face I should post on here, and He chose this one.  This is so that we can get a mindshift from a friendly little clown to the horrible "It", as the true murderous spirit that is behind this to kill the children of God. 

I also want to remind you of the word Father gave me of "enough is enough" , where He said that the church is about to be judged and will be found with her nakedness exposed with regard to her whoring after this world. The exposing will happen from the top down. It will not surprise me if it starts with the New Reformation Church that's been "buddy buddy" with the President. Either way, it will not stop with their many false prophecies, but it will trickle down and stop at each of our doorstep. Now is the time to seek Him so that we can say like Him, "satan has nothing in me". 

A definition of mocking: (Webster) 

mock noun

Definition of mock (Entry 2 of 4)

1: an act of ridicule or derision : JEER

2: one that is an object of derision or scorn

3: MOCKERY

4a: an act of imitation

b: something made as an imitation

Does it sound like anyone we know? What an honor to be counted worthy in sharing in His suffering. 

At this point it is important for us to take the posture of our Christ... He was led as a Lamb to the slaughter...not like a pig. When a pig dies, he lets everyone know. And when these false prophets, these money changers and scammers are exposed... Will we dare find ourselves with the Pharisees with stone in hand? Lord, help us!

Earnestness in renting our hearts is what is required as the Church will receive her due chastisement in order to save her that she may return unto Him and seek His face. That she may be accounted worthy to escape all these things! Let us have our eyes on our deceitful hearts that secretly enjoys the exposure. Let us be sensitive to the reactions we have when the mocking starts to come from husband, wife, friend and neighbour. Some of us have already been aware and almost accustom to it. But they have tolerated us thus far. The spirit of anti-Christ is rising in his children and it is about to become murdereous. 

This will be Father's fire of purification and indeed a gift as we allow Him to show us that which we need to deal with and lay down. Use the rest of your time wisely in this season. Use it also to pray for His Church. May we instead of being so angered by their exposed sins, cry out to the God of mercy as truth is revealed.

May truth and mercy kiss.

Please Read:


Psalm 37:12-29

12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.

13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.

14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.

15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.

19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.

27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.

28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.