Thursday, February 7, 2019

Just One Stone_Trial Like Never Before--Prt5


A Trial like Never Before (timely repost)

I know you seek answers.  You will soon have them.  Fear not.  Remember that you war not against flesh and blood.  I comfort My people when they look to Me.  Believe Me for the things I speak to you.  You must trust Me.  Keep looking to My promise, not swaying, as surely as you believed in the past.

What I have promised, I AM well able to perform.  

He [Abraham] staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform.   [Rom 4:20, 21]

I will not fail you.  Your obedience shall be rewarded.  This fire (fiery furnace/furnace of affliction) must be; this water of separation, most necessary.  Fear not; neither be dismayed.  I have not lied to you.  I AM not man that I should lie.  All is in My hands.


Every thing that may abide the fire, you shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abides not the fire you shall make go through the water.  [Num 31:33]

God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: has He said, and shall not do it? or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?  [Num 23:19]

Each obedient step you take is one more step towards victory, and one step further away from defeat.  Continue to praise and worship.



Weariness - Don't Give Up, Don't Quit




And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing time.  [Dan 7:25]

I know and realize how difficult this is.  Many of My people are going through this difficult, sometimes painful process. Wearing down, wearing down of the saints...I am your strength. The entire body of Christ shall go through - this trial of your faith is to purify and strengthen My people for that which is coming.  

Evil of immeasurable proportions is almost here, yet so are the long-awaited miracles.  Hold fast to Me, so you will not fall away!  I will not work around unbelief.  Faith pleases Me...and yes, it can be most challenging. Lean on Me.





 And all wept, and bewailed her: but He said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed (unbelief) Him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.
And He put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and He commanded to give her meat.  [Lk 8:52-55]

And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.  [Mat13:58]

And He marveled because of their unbelief.  And He went around about the village teaching.  [Mk 6:6] 


Spiritual Warfare


For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.  [Eph 6:12]



It is a battle over you - against My true children; fear not for you will come through and out victorious, as you cleave to My Son, as you trust in Me.  

Do not look around and fear.  See the fire in My eyes and know that I AM walking with you, though the flames in this furnace of affliction are intense. 
Fear not.  I AM not a cruel Father, yet this is a necessary process - the perfecting of your faith, teaching you patience as you trust Me, and proving endurance.
Trust Me.  Seek Me and you shall find Me, knock and it shall be open to you…I say to you, come to know Me and rest in My love, for I am love. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, for fear has torment. If you fear, you are not made perfect in love. [1Jn 4:18]
Rest in Me- knowing that all things work together for good, to those who love Me and are the called, according to My purpose. [Rom 8:28]  Learn My Word, for I have written it upon the hearts of My people. Speak My word.  Stand on it and believe.  Fear not.

I understand the challenges and struggles of the flesh. Trust Me.  No matter what report you see or hear, know that your victory is in My hand, as you willingly obey and follow My instructions.
Continue on in the dying to self, for after you have completed that which I ask of you, I shall call you forth, just as Lazarus was called forth, and all shall marvel at My resurrection power. There is something you have delayed in doing. Fear not; turn again and seek Me; confess and I shall forgive. Humble yourself. [1Chron 7:14]

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)


Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ, And having a readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. [2Cor 10:4-6]


Go through, go through, go through - it is almost time.  Finish the course - I AM with you.  It is only for a little longer.  Though the vision seem to tarry, it shall not tarry. 
It shall be right on time and as suddenly as things were in the past. It shall be right on time IF and WHEN you halt all delay through obedience to that which I have asked of you. You must have faith to believe that you can overcome - overcome the enemy and the flesh. 
For if the enemy tells you that he will overcome you, he speaks lies for he is the father of lies). Yea, for it is you who shall overcome him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony, as you love not your life unto death. 
[Rev 12:11]

These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me you might have peace.  In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  [Jn 16:33]


Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.  
[Gen49:19]
                           
You must come to the place where you truly believe the unbelievable and trust Me for the impossible.  Again I say, this trial is for the perfecting of your faith - My people shall walk by faith and not by sight.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.  [1Pet 5:9]

Against hope, believe in hope.  I have been waiting for you to obey Me in all things, no matter how trivial it may seem to be.


Who against hope believed in hope, that he (Abraham) might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken; so shall your descendants be.
  [Rom 4:18]
Man always has so many questions.  When one question is answered, more present themselves.  All My people struggle within themselves in one way or another - even the proud. [Gal 5:16, 17]

Are you willing to do that which I ask of you?  Will you take it from head knowledge, which says, 'Not my will, but Your will be done...', to heart service, which does perform that which I ask of you (obedience) and wait upon Me?
Faith
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. [Heb 11:1]
How many times have I told you that flesh will fight you?  When the adversary sees you walking in obedience, humbling your flesh, he will come at you.  If Satan came to My Son Jesus in the desert wilderness, as He humbled himself with fasting, shall he ignore you in your moments of humility and weakness?

When Satan spoke My words, twisting them in order to cause My Son to sin, shall he not use My words against you, to cause you to sin, to doubt, to fear?  You must cling to Christ Jesus, My Son and be grounded in My word.  Fear not.
You are believing for a promise as impossible to you, as My promise to Abraham seemed impossible to him.  Yes, he struggled; yes, he had doubts.  Abraham and Sarah had no internet to research miracles and testimonies.  They could not pick up a phone and ask for prayer.  They did not have a book that contained My written word – no, they were living out My word in order to be an example to all nations (Abraham being the father of many nations), an example of what faith can do and be, when coupled with obedience. It is for the good of man and in that, I am glorified.

They had My spoken word.  They had each other - they looked to Me, yet they still went through struggles.  Ishmael was the result of struggle and doubt, as well as impatience in waiting for Me to fulfill My promise.

Do what I ask of you.  Time is short - all know it.  I desire to perfect your faith and bring this chapter to a close with the fruition (manifestation) of My promise to you.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers (various) temptations; 
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience
But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.  [Jam 1:2-4]

My people are positioned globally; they are also strategically positioned.  I have not brought you this far to let you go now, but do as I ask.  Lay down your life, in order to gain it.  Lo!  I AM with you.  Selah
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy pathsBe not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 
It shall be health to your navel, and marrow to your bones.  [Prov 3;5-8]

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.  [Rom 4:20]

And Jesus looking upon them said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible [Mk 10:27]
(End of this message)

After I wrote the above, I was looking for something and came across a sermon by David Wilkerson. Below, David Wilkerson said: (emphasis is mine - BP)

We are facing in the Church of Jesus Christ a crisis of faith. The hardest part of faith is the last half hour and just before the victory; we give up, turning away from God with a evil heart of unbelief. 

God will lead us into places where we are shut up and nothing short of a miracle will get us out of the situation. It is in these places of hopeless crisis that God will come through to glorify His name

We must stand on the promises of God with a heart full of faith declaring that God is faithful. Our faith will be tried, as by fire. 

Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils  [1Tim 1:1]

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 

David Wilkerson
The Lord led me to this sermon by brother Wilkerson.  I include a link here, with the hope it encourages and strengthens those who listen.  The Lord is faithful and is encouraging us in these dark days.  Bless His holy name!  All glory to God and His Christ alone!  

Crisis of Faith (Saul, Samson and Solomon - 3 men who failed in the crisis of faith) - David Wilkerson

This is a very sobering sermon - tremble at the word of God; the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I am so grateful to the Lord because it lines up so well with this word - that alone is GOD.  Praise the Lord.

So Great is His Love (Jesus-Yeshua)

Read John 3 verses 16 to 21

Prepare

Hold fast to your confidence and in the hope firmly, to the end. [Heb 3:6] Do not lean on your own understanding, for your own understanding is limited. It may cause you to doubt. The adversary does all he can to lead you into unbelief, for unbelief opposes faith to the point of destruction if the seeds of doubt (vain imaginations; fiery darts of the enemy, fearful flesh) are not cast down.

It is essential that you know the time you are in, yet it is more crucial that you fear not and completely rest in Me, through faith, trust and obedience. Do you not see? You love Me because I first loved you. [1Jn 4:19] If you love Me, you will have faith in Me. If you have faith in Me, you will trust Me. When you trust Me, you will obey Me. The end of all things is at hand. Things have greatly escalated; the world groans and reels. Remain in Me; watch and pray.

When you walk in love, you will pray for one another; help one another and look out for one another. I will have a healthy Body; a Bride without spot or blemish. I am gathering My people globally and positioning each accordingly. A separating is happening; a necessary one. The true will unite as one, non-competitive, not conflicting, relying on each other as necessary, working in unison and harmony to perform My perfect will - dependent upon Me and obedient.

Each part shall be fully confident that together they shall accomplish the tasks and destinies I have planned for each, while as one, they await the arrival of the Bridegroom. Things are happening, as it is written. Fear not. I am with you. You must be prepared for all that is coming, knowing that soon I shall return for My Bride.

Fear not; be strong and of a good courage. Expect the battles and the onslaught, but do not give up - endure, hold fast to your faith. Take heed and fear not: neither be faint-hearted. Weeping may endure for a night (which it will for it has been written), but joy comes in the morning.

Do not believe lies; read My word and believe it. There shall be great sorrow, death, travail, weeping and hardship, for these are common place in this fallen world and in war, and in battles within the war. Yet remember that rejoicing comes with victory. When you see these things come upon you, do not be afraid for I am with you.

Yes, you must expect the battles, for this is war, but know that I have overcome the world and the victory is in Me. You can and will do this, and through it all, I shall be glorified.

For you are the elect according to the foreknowledge of God, your Father. You are sanctified by the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of My blood. You are kept by the power of the Father through faith unto salvation which is being revealed in this last time[1Pet 1:2-5]




Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.  [Jam 5:11]


All My people endure persecution, afflictions, trials and tribulations, even as I suffered. Rejoice if you are in heaviness through manifold temptations, for the trial of your faith being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried by fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at My appearing. [1Pet 1:7]

Never Been

You have read in My word, seen in dreams and visions and heard in prophecies, all the horrific and tragic things (great tribulation) that is coming upon the earth. These warnings are given not only for My people to be alert (watch) and prepare (pray), but also so that many will turn their hearts to Me, coming to Me in repentance with a broken and contrite heart. This I do not despise, but I consider it of great value.

It is written that there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time My people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. [Dan 12:1]
People will be saying, "Has this been in our days or even in the days of our fathers?" [Joel 1:2] In the days that are soon here, shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time; neither shall be.  [Mk 13:29]

Yet know this, that running parallel to the great darkness, the great tribulation will be a time of great light and glory; a time of great and marvelous miracles and wonders that have never been seen or heard of before.

My people must abide in Me, filled with the holy Spirit, for discernment and guidance will be imperative. False prophets shall also be performing great signs and wonders [Mat 24], as will the Lawless one that is shall say he is the Saviour.

Do not follow after falsehoods, for only I can bring things back to order. It is written in My word; do not stray from it or give ear to falsehoods and doctrines of devils - great deception is overflowing the earth. Even the elect will be deceived if they do not abide in Me, and follow My direction.

For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of creation which God created, neither shall be.  [Mk 13:19]

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there has been any such thing ass this great thing is, or has been heard like it?  [Deu 4:32]

Two Kingdoms Clash


You shall behold two kingdoms clash for the war is near to ending, yet the victory will be and is to the greater kingdom, for I have overcome the world and the adversary. There have been countless battles since the beginning, and there are yet battles to endure, yet I am the Lord of the battle. It is important that you remember also that you are not called to fight every battle. There are some battles that you will need to stand down. If you go into a battle that I have not commanded you to go into, then, be sure that you will not win that battle.
(See Deut 2:5 and Josh 8:1)

Remember well that the strongest onslaught is just before the victory. Know that things look the worst and the battle seems the thickest just before the victory takes place.  Selah

Satan and his evil armies are coming against people individually (and corporately) to halt you, to discourage you, and to steal your faith, bringing you into unbelief and your defeat. He will bring an onslaught against you to weary you, to weaken you, to cause you to doubt, to give up and retreat in unbelief, or to slaughter you there on the spot (spiritually) where you will not rise again. Be aware and know your enemy and his strategies.

Keep on the full armour of God. In My Sovereignty and wisdom, there will be things that My people do not understand, but this is where trust comes in. Fear not. Be strong and with love, encourage one another to endure to the end. For just as in the natural, there are times that only certain parts of the body are attacked by foreign intruders, and other times, the entire body comes under attack or is hit; so it is in the spiritual as well. Remember I am Sovereign. It is I who saves, delivers, heals and restores.



Whitewash nothing and avoid flatteries (not to be mistaken with encouragement). You will know the difference. Be bold to speak truth or be strong in silence, just as I did before the Pharisees, My accusers and before Pontius Pilate.  In every situation, do as I lead (as I command) and I shall be glorified in your victory.

Hold fast to My promises (both in My word and personally). Have faith even as a a grain of mustard seed, for faith will indeed move mountains, as surely as a single stone (obedience/trust) took down a mighty giant. Refuse to let unbelief hinder you and overcome you. All I ask is that you trust Me, allowing your faith and love for Me to bring you into willing obedience.


Expect to be tried as Abraham, and remember his faith, love and trust for Me. It is your faith that will bring you through all trials, all tribulation and all battles; though yes, it is hard. Faith, trust and obedience go hand in hand and unite as one.


Remember that which you have been taught. Abide in Me and stand on My word. Be holy as I am holy (separated from the world). Keep your heart perfect toward Me and I shall show Myself strong on your behalf. [2Chron 16:9]


Trust in Me and obey. Be willing. Hide yourself under the shadow of My wings, for I am your refuge. Do not deny My power. You know Me; therefore be strong and together we shall do exploits.  [Dan 11:32]


Look to Me and you shall know the way to go, for I shall direct your steps. [Prov 3:5, 6]


And where I go, you know, and the way you know.  [Jn 14:4]


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