Friday, January 4, 2013

Believe and Obey

January 4, 2013 - [1.4.2013] - 8:55 am

NOTE* - An ADDENDUM was recently posted. You may well be interested in the read, if you have read the article at an earlier time.

Believe and Obey


You are My witnesses, saith the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I AM He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.  [Is 43:10]

You have heard it said that there shall be no more warnings, yet I say: I shall continue to warn the people until the great day of My wrath.  For just as in the days of Noah, the warnings went forth as he spoke to the people, up until the day that I shut the door of the ark.


He could speak no more, for his voice was silenced, as My great wrath fell upon the earth and all therein.  Only he, along with seven others, was saved alive by water, for they believed and obeyed.  Selah


Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. [1Pet 3:20]



You have heard it said not to look at the evil, but to look to 'Jesus' and My 'Word'.  This is truth, for from the time of the beginning, My people do bare witness of Me and tremble at (believe) My Word.  Through My people, I AM glorified and I have become their joy.

Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at His word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for My name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but He shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. [Is 66:5]


I look to those who are humbled, who are of broken and contrite spirit and tremble at My word.  My people abide in Me and I in them; doing My will and the commandments spoken in My Word.  They believe and obey.


For all those things has My hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembles at My word [Is 66:2]


In spirit and in truth, My people come unto Me to worship their Creator and Savior.  There is much to be said and those who seek Me and acknowledge Me, leaning not to their own understanding, shall see how I will direct their steps, as they heed the voice of their Shepherd.


'Tis not wise to tarry long observing all the evil, least it consume you with horror and fear.  Yet, you must be aware of the wiles of the devil [Eph 6:11].  I would not have you ignorant of his devices.  You know also to forgive, least Satan take advantage of you [2Cor 2:11]


Fear will lead you into unbelief and away from Me. Prayer will become less and less.  You must eat My flesh and drink My blood, for I AM the Word.  In Me is life, which I gave willingly as I poured out My blood unto death.  


Jesus said unto him, I AM the way, the truth and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me. [Jn 14:6]

I AM the Bread of Life and Living Water.  Feed upon Me (Word) to nourish and strengthen your spiritual man.  Fear not as judgment falls upon the land.  Obey My voice and do all that I speak; then shall your enemies and adversaries be as Mine.



But if you shall indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto your enemies, and an adversary unto your adversaries. [Ex 23:22]

Evil has risen up and waits to sit upon the throne of the earth, to be feared and revered.  Greed and power shall feed him, as pride and arrogance sustain him.  Those who bow to him will exalt him and he shall rule as a 'god' for a season.



 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them.  Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath because he knows that he has but a short time[Rev 12:12]
 

Many are falling away, completely unaware that they are.  They refuse their cross, compromise My commandments and blend in with the world, whilst believing that they will lead sinners to Me.  Pray for them.

They speak of great evil, satan and his demons; they speak of Babylon and walking holy, yet they acknowledge not their own sins.  The fruit they bare contains hidden worms and inner corruption. Pray for them.


Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [Mat 7:17, 18]

They do Me service with their lips, but their heart is far from Me, frolicking in their sins, they declare with bold confidence that 'God understands'.  Pray for their hearts to be turned back; to be drawn by Me and convicted and moved to repentance.



Have I not commanded My people to be holy (set apart, consecrated, purified) as I am holy [Pet 1:16]?  Have I not said that to be a friend to the world is to be an enemy of Me?

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. [Jam 4:4]


Be Aware but Fear Not
 
If Noah was unaware of all that was going on around him and if he did not seek Me, he would not have followed My instructions.  He saw the evil round about. He believed and obeyed when I directed his steps.

If Daniel was unaware of the evil in the land and all that was happening; if he did not love Me, he would not have sought Me or prayed.  He spoke not a word to the evil men who moved the king to decree an order that demanded worship to the king (idol worship; exalting man).

Yet, the evil men heard a loud and clear message from Daniel (without words), as he boldly prayed three times a day before an open window.  Only I know what he prayed.  I saved him from the mouths of hungry lions, for Daniel believed and obeyed My commandments.

Take My servant Job, who experienced great evil in his life.  He had heard of Me and loved Me, yet when I caused his eyes to see and hear My voice, he repented when he realized his need for forgiveness.

When Job's eyes were opened to see, he repented.  He believed and obeyed My commandment and prayed for his friends (accusers) and I turned his captivity (deliverance), bringing forth healing.  Restoration came with double blessing.

I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear: but now my eye sees You. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. 

And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. 
[Job 42:5;6;10]

Now I say to you My people, do not stop your ear from hearing, as one who is deaf.  Do not turn a blind eye to that which is happening.  Indeed, cleave to Me, stand firm on My word and intercede. 

If Mordacai was unaware of the evil round about; if Esther had caused her ear to be deaf and turned a blind eye to the warnings of her uncle and the slaughter of her people, needless slaughter would have been the result.

Yet Mordacai saw the danger and warned; Esther heard and interceded.  They believed and obeyed My commandments (Mordacai as watchman; Esther in humility, fasting and intercession).



Esther called forth her handmaidens to fast and pray.  Her faith (believed) and obedience brought forth reward.  She received favor in the eyes of the king.  In the king's wrath, he destroyed the adversary and handed the spoil to Esther (Haman's house).  

The power in the letters and decree of Haman were reversed and sealed.  Victory was handed to Esther and Mordacai, for they believed and obeyed, trusting in Me.



  And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king's provinces:


 Write ye also for the Jews, as it pleases you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.  
[Esther 8:5, 8]


Be aware of all that is going on, but do not be consumed by it.  Cleave to Me and I shall keep you in perfect balance; you shall not be found wanting. Believe (faith) and know Me, walking in love and prayer.  Obey that which I command you, both in My word and by My Spirit.  Trust in Me and you will not stray to the right or to the left.


If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love.
 

These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. [Jn 15:11]
 


Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. [Jn 14:23]

For they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony, and loved not their life unto the death [Rev 12:11]

for His glory

penned by

Bonita                          dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com

ADDENDUM:


For days now, two words keep coming to me, which are 'rain fire' and 'covert'.  Back in 2006, my friend Ed (whose wife is Bereather or Bo) from South Carolina and I were talking.  He shared a dream with me that he had that definitely spoke of the Antichrist.  


We also spoke about rain fire as I shared my dreams with him.  I know I wrote about rain fire and covert operations a few times, but with 300 articles in the archives, I have not found them yet.

However, what the Lord did bring to remembrance was an article that I wrote and released on December 14, 2009 (exactly three years to the day before the Sandy Hook elementary school tragedy).  


I have to admit, that shook me a little.  That's God!  We know that without the Lord, we know nothing.  He is the One who reveals things to His people, just as He promised in His word.

At the end of that article, I added another article that was released in November 2008, called Something to Consider, which eight weeks and four days before President Obama was sworn in, in 2008.  


However, the article was a result of a vision that the Lord gave me November 1, 2008, which was three days before the election.  I did not know much about the candidates because I am Canadian and was still in Canada.  I was about to leave to come to the United States, so I did not have the internet.


At any rate, I give a little more detail, but I would invite you to read the article for your discernment.  The title says it all, in that it is called Something to Consider.  As always, I encourage readers to take all things to the Lord.


Here is the re-release of the article, written and posted three years to the day of the Sandy Hook elementary school tragedy.


http://crossinthewilderness.blogspot.com/2009/12/something-to-consider-re-release.html


The first release is found below, (released two weeks and four days before the swearing-in ceremony 2008 of Obama).  If you merely desire to read the vision and not read about the military agreement between US and Canada, special force of Obama etc, the link is provided below.


Original source: 

http://crossinthewilderness.blogspot.com/2008/11/something-to-consider.html





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1 comment:

  1. Such comfort and encouragement. The days are dark and evil even so, greater are our promises and hope.

    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

    In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

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