Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trust Me with Your Life

May 15, 2013 - [o5.15.2013]


This is a long message.  I have tried to divide it up with subtitles, so that those who prefer to take in a portion at a time can use the subtitles as a marker, so to speak.  This came after prayer, early this morning.  Even I had to read it more than once.  What He says is meat to be chewed slowly.

I have no problem with people sharing the word...I am merely the messenger.  It matters not to me if the website is given or not.  It is not for my glory at all, it is to the glory of God (Yhwh) alone.  All I do ask is that you do not change it (add or take away from it).


My heart is that the Lord ALONE receives all glory, and secondarily that His people and all who take the time to read it will be strengthened and ministered to by the Creator, our King and Lord.  Bless the Lord; worthy of all praise, glory and honor.

 Trust Me with Your Life

Do not give up; neither be afraid.  You know that your faith must increase so that you may endure to the end.  Yea, you have prayed for increased strength and faith.  


You have pressed in, bringing all things to Me, keeping Me as your constant companion. You dig into My word, knowing that faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word (the word of God)  I AM that I AM.


The circumstances around you are very real, impossible to ignore - raging waters, waves beating upon themselves in chaotic motion, blasting winds that show no mercy.

Shall you be as Peter who began in faith, only to allow his eyes to acknowledge his circumstances, thereby defied and even nullifying his very faith?  At first, Peter's faith was as that of a little child.  

He stepped out of the boat in faith.  Yet, his mind acknowledged the impossibility of walking upon the water and his mind declared the foolishness of his actions. 


Doubt stemmed into fear and the fruit of it blossomed into unbelief. A fiery dart of doubt pierced the mind of Peter. He took his eyes off of Me and looked around at the physical realm, heard the raging wind and saw it push violently against the waters; the reality of the circumstances were all around him.  "Lord, save me", Peter cried out.

In that moment of doubt, he began to sink - yes, the proverbial (and in Peter's case - the actual) "sinking feeling".  As he cried out to Me in desperation (Lord, save me), swallowed up by fear and unbelief, I took a firm hold of him and placed him back into secure surroundings, out of the waters of the deep and the unknown.

Knowing that doubt mushrooms into fear and unbelief, I reproved Peter.  "O you of little faith, why did you doubt? [Mat 14:31]  Do not doubt Me. 



Shall you be as Job who came to understand that all his good ways and good works availed nothing; that even his righteousness was as filthy rags?  He came to realize that he too needed to be saved, so he repented and sought forgiveness from his holy and righteous God.
The Lord of the Battle

You must decide and choose wisely - to not be overwhelmed by the raging and the chaos all around you.  Keep your eyes upon Me, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of Me.

[see 2Cor 10:5

Bring doubt into captivity, for doubt is the seed from which fear shoots forth and its fruit is unbelief.  I continue to remind you, for all My people have need of reminding.


Keep a repentant heart and stay humble before your Creator.  For by Me, you shall scale a wall and run through a troop.  My angels go forth at My command.  Have I not equipped you with armor?  Have I not taught your hands to war and your fingers to fight?

Have I not taught you that the weapons of your warfare are not carnal, but mighty through Me to the pulling down of strongholds?  [2 Cor 10:4]

Have I not exhorted you saying that you 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


Do you not believe or know that I AM the Lord of the battle?  Will you place your life in My hands and trust Me with the outcome?  No flesh desires to die, yet it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment.  [Heb 9:27]


Death is appointed unto all, for the wages of sin is death.  Yea, but I have overcome the world and hold the keys of hell and death.  Not even Satan himself can take you out before the time that I have appointed.  


Why fear death?  There are those who are Mine that are appointed to witness My return.  Those who are Mine that are not appointed to witness My return in the flesh shall be with Me.  Fear not!  Set your mind on the things which are above and death shall have no dominion over you.


Great is My Love


Whether you live or whether you die, will you still praise Me?  All My thoughts are not known by man, nor is full understanding within his grasp, for My wisdom is beyond man's comprehension; My thoughts and ways are far higher than those of mankind.


Does an ant comprehend the thoughts and ways of a man?  Does an ant know the hour of its destruction?  Yet, an ant is part of My creation.  Lo, remember that man was formed in My image, unlike any other creation.


Come closer - deepen your intimacy with Me, for vast and deep I AM.  Trust Me as an infant trusts its parent, for I AM your Creator.  Great is My love for you.  Those who are Mine know that this world is not their home.  They are foreigners, aliens here upon the earth.


The spiritual realm is more real than the physical realm, yet even that is hard for many to grasp.  The physical realm is ever-changing, yet now the evil that has manifested in this world is ever-increasing.  Chaos and corruption, deception and hatred increase.


Deception and Strong Delusion  

Those who create the chaos plan to bring order, to rule as they so choose, to diminish the population and to destroy all that stands in their way.  They pretend to protect, but the intent is evil, the agenda very real.  

There are those who honor the leading rebellious fallen angel, who has convinced his worshippers that he is god.  He cares not whether you call him Satan or Lucifer, or the name of any other false god.

He cares only to carry out his own plan in which he rules as god.  Great is his wrath; he knows no justice or mercy.  As it is written, for a season, he shall have his way and death shall go forth at his command, but he cannot rule Me or stay My hand from protecting My own.

Apostasy increases daily, and the falling away from Me will astound and delight the masses.  Deception and a strong delusion will overtake those who do not truly seek truth and one by one, multitudes will turn from Me, desiring and honoring their temporal lives more than desiring and honoring Me or the eternal.


The majority will not even realize that they are believing a strong delusion.  They will call evil good and good evil.  They will believe the falsehoods that please them and reject truth, even hating the bringers of truth.


Persecution escalates daily.  Countries which have not known persecution are beginning to see and hear it - it shall increase steadily and powerfully.  Many are and shall be martyred.  Their blood shall cry out for justice.  Thus it is written; thus it is true.


 Be at Peace 

Look not around you in fear.  Come to grips with the fact that this world is not your home.  You shall overcome the evil one by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony; [you must] love not your life unto death.  My people are protected right up to and including their appointed hour.

Even he who penned My words for mankind, such as Psalm 91, eventually succumbed to death, yet with his life, he knew to trust Me.  He was protected as he continued in My will, right up to his appointed hour.  He came to understand, accept and be at peace with the fact that this world was his temporal home.


Walk not in fear and unbelief - walk by faith and not by sight.  Walk boldly (strong) and confident (assured) that I hold you and your life in the palm of My hand.  My holy angels guard over you and all that concerns you.



Trust your life to Me, fully confident that I care for My creation.  I care for you.  Be at peace with not having all the answers, knowing that I AM Sovereign (fully in control).

This world will not accept My people any more than it accepted Me. You will be hated, just as I was hated.  The bringers of truth will be despised and called evil, possessed, a terrorist, one to be dealt harshly with. You need not fear.  I know the end from the beginning for I AM the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.


I order your steps.  When the enemy comes against you like a flood My very Spirit shall lift up a standard against him.  So shall they fear My name from the west and My glory from the rising of the sun. [Is 59:19]


As I lead you and you obey My leading, you will walk unafraid.  You will have the peace that passes all understanding (a peace that the world does not give) and through Me shall your hearts and minds be kept by My peace. 


The Clash of the Kingdoms



I choose to work in and through My creation.  My chosen vessels of honor will complete the tasks they are given individually.  None shall take them out before their time.  Multitudes shall live to see My return.  Be at peace.

Trust Me.  Great blessings and miracles are coming, as surely as horror and great destruction are.  It is truly the clash of the kingdoms.  Fear not.  


My angels surround you, as surely as they did Elijah, even when his fearful servant could not see them.  They were revealed to the servant at Elijah's request.  Keep in mind that even Elijah had an appointed hour to leave this world (earth).


Fear not.  Those who are Mine know and understand.  My word shall go forth and not return void.  It shall accomplish that which I please and prosper in the thing where I send it.  [Is 55:11]


Greater anointing (infilling of My Spirit - lamps filled with oil) will fall upon My people.  The people who know Me shall do the greater works; they shall be strong and do exploits, as it is written.  [Jn 14:12; Dan 11:32]


And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. 

[Dan 11] That which has never been seen before shall take place.

As surely as multitudes will fall away, surely shall multitudes also come into the kingdom.  Be at peace.  Hold fast to your faith, no matter what you see around you, for all that you see is truly the clash of the kingdoms.


Abort pride and self-righteousness.  Embrace Me and cleave to Me.  Walk in trust and obedience.  Do justly, love mercy and walk humbly before me.  It is no mistake that you are here, for truly you were born for such a time as this.


Try Every Spirit 

 Do not be swayed by the words of man (no matter how eloquent).  Try every spirit to see if it is of Me.  You do this by My Word, yea, but be wise, for Satan himself can appear as an angel of light.  His ministers likewise can appear as ministers of righteousness.

Satan and his ministers speak My word and counterfeit My works also, with mighty signs, wonders and miracles...so it is written.  Think upon Pharaoh in Egypt and the sorcerers (magicians) in the court of his palace.  Therefore, you must not only try the spirit by My word, but also bring it to Me in prayer.

Every spirit, every spirit, EVERY SPIRIT must be tested

You must seek Me in all things.  This is, in part, why the trials of your faith have been so severe.  Faint not in the furnace of affliction, no matter how intense the heat or the fiery flames.

Know that I AM with you, purging the Body of Christ, readying My people to be united with Me.  I have been and am preparing My people for all the wickedness that is upon them and for the great tribulation that is here, ready to increase beyond imagination.


To have joy and peace in your heart does not mean that you walk around with a perpetual smile.  True joy is in knowing that you shall be with Me in eternity and that I AM with you even now.  


True peace is in being confident that your life is in My hands and that all the plans I have for you shall be carried out, as your life is surrendered into My competent hands, dying to self.  I ask only that My people be a willing vessel, empty of self and obedient in doing My will.


My will for you is perfect in every way.  I have created you for such a time as this, with plans for good and not for evil.  If I AM for you, who can be against? 


Faith versus Unbelief


I work all things out decently and in order.  My timing is not your timing, for I AM not bound by time or space; neither am I limited.  Those who believe I AM limited are not knowledgeable about their own doubt that has led to unbelief.  Many works are not performed due to unbelief.


And they were offended in Him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.  And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.  

[Mat 13:57-58]

I will not work with unbelief, for it opposes faith and faith it is that pleases Me.  [Heb 11:6]  Some say, 'I had faith, but still my prayer was unanswered.'  


To that I say, 'How do you know that it was not answered?  There are times that a prayer was not answered according to your will, but was answered according to Mine, which you disproved of.  There are times that you think it is unanswered, but just as Daniel, you must wait.
' Selah

I have said that My ways are not your ways, nor My thoughts your thoughts.  When I was crucified, Satan laughed; evil men felt victorious and unbelievers mocked those who believed.


When I was resurrected, Satan hid for a season, evil men lied and brought forth deception, but many came to believe.  Those who believed already were strengthened in their faith.  Shortly after My ascension, the true believers were gathered together and were filled with My Holy Spirit.


Mankind will never know all things upon this earth; neither will mankind come to understand all things, despite their wisdom and their most valiant efforts.


A Bloody War with Many Battles - Prepare



Listen to those who I send your way.  You will know those who speak on My behalf.  Yet I caution you once again (and again, if necessary), try every spirit to see if it is of Me.  Bring all things to Me.

Stay closer to Me than ever before.  Read My word; pray about all things.  Watch and pray.  Do not enter into denial, fear or unbelief.  Keep on the full armor.  Cast down imaginations, especially doubt.  Walk by faith, not by sight.


You are in a bloody war.  The intensity of this war has not yet manifested.  It is near at hand. The battles you have witnessed and the battles which you fought and are fighting are miniscule in comparison to that which is to come.


Governments deceive their own people and many are those who believe them.  There is a plan that has been employed and has been at work since the days of Nimrod and the tower of Babel.  Yea, but the hatred towards mankind goes far back, even before the Garden of Eden. I have told you this before.


Fear not!  This is what I have told My people from the very beginning - fear not!  Freedoms are being taken; the people are becoming angry.  Soon they shall be enraged; rebellion rules the hearts of multitudes in every nation, within every tribe and clan and in every tongue.  


Sin is rampant across the world.  Hatred, injustice and corruption are everywhere.  People point fingers at the innocent and the innocent are murdered.     


Justice and mercy have been forsaken.  Hunger and desperation shall sweep across the nations.  Fear shall rule and the hearts of men shall fail them.



When facing Satan and his armies, or evil men, be as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in saying, 'whether our God delivers us or not, we will not bow to you'. Do not rise up in rebellion.  Look to Me, for I shall direct your steps.  Follow My leading. That is faith and trust in action - for the three Hebrew men understood that this life is temporal.  

They looked forward to spending eternity with Me (their God/Yhwh) and trusted their lives into My hands.  I delivered them after I walked with them in the fiery furnace.

Their faith was tried severely.  They came through victorious, their earthly king came to see that no flesh was burned, not a hair was singed, nor did any of them smell of smoke.  

The king bore witness and acknowledged My power and through it all, I was glorified.  This is where you also must be in your faith...faith as a small child.


As the three Hebrew men, as Daniel in the lion's den, as David when he faced Goliath, so must you also come to the place of complete trust, overcoming fear and unbelief.  



I shall purge you (and have been), just as I did Job, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Daniel, David - and even as I did Peter.  All of My people are purified and tried.  Stand - Your life is in My hands.  It is your choice to repent if there is need of repentance; your choice to surrender your life or not; your choice to believe and know Me; your choice to trust and obey.

Emptied Vessels Filled with My Spirit



Those who have repented, surrendered their lives, who trust and obey are about to rise up mightily.  They shall be vessels unto honor, indeed, doing the greater works, strong in doing exploits.

The clash of the kingdoms has begun.  These are the latter days.  The hour is late.  Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth.  Indeed, the devil has come down, having great wrath (anger, rebellion, hatred, power), for he does know that he has but a short time (an appointed season).


The signs are all around you.  Prophecy is being fulfilled.  Do not be deceived by signs in the sky or by creatures (aliens) unknown, for Satan and his armies are masters of illusion. 



Many will succumb to strong delusion, for they do not seek truth.  I AM the way, the truth and the life and no man comes to the Father but through Me.  Indeed, try every spirit, every spirit, every spirit to see if it is of Me.  Many false christs and false prophets have gone out into the world.  Many are teaching doctrines of devils and the traditions of man.

Rejoice, knowing that My Spirit shall fill My people afresh to such a degree that even the demons will tremble.  Yes, I in you and you in Me.  Emptied, clean vessels filled with My Spirit shall war against evil, and shall do mighty things.  These are those who seek to glorify Me.  Victory is in My hand.


I AM the Lord of the battle.  You have come into the kingdom for such a time as this.  I repeat this for you must come to understand the truth in it.  Obey all that I ask of you (even in the small things).  Endure the trials.  Praise Me in tribulation.  I AM with you.


Stand back!  Watch how I use you as a vessel unto honor, as a mighty instrument in My competent hands.  Offer up thanksgiving and praise, for truly you are in the days that were foretold by Me and by the ancient prophets.


They would marvel to see these days unfolding, watching the prophecies that they spoke come to pass.  All of creation groans.  Rejoice; I AM with you.  Close your ears to all naysayers; close your ears to doubt, fear and unbelief; close your ears to those who condemn you for speaking truth, to those who say 'peace and safety' and 'love, love, love'.


Woe to those who are as vessels unto dishonorFor when they say 'peace and safety', sudden destruction shall come upon them, as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape.  [1 Thess 5:3]  


Yes, you must walk in love, but do not embrace sin along with the sinner.  Even as I angrily turned over the money changers' tables, My love for mankind also rejected sin, injustice and unrighteousness.


Be a Holy People 

Be holy (set apart) as I AM holy.  Again I say, walk by faith, not by sight.  Believe and know Me, trust and obey Me and watch what I shall accomplish through My people, yes, even through you.  Touch not My glory.  Humble yourself and I shall lift you up.

Get it down into your heart; believe the words that I speak.  Let My Word be written on the tablets of your heart; speak My Word
Come to Me, yes, bring all things to Me.  It is not doubt or unbelief when you bring all things to Me, to try the spirit to see if it is of Me; that is obedience to My Word.  I honor obedience.

Allow no room for pride, self-righteousness (holier-than-thou), nor any religious spirit to be found in you.  Crucify the flesh, daily picking up your cross to follow Me.  Keep a repentant heart and continually forgive as necessary.


Know that you know that you know - believe My Word for this hour - that truly you were born for such a time as this.  Do not concern yourself with death, nor fear it.


Trust Me with the appointed time of your departure from this earth.  Do not walk in fear and unbelief because of the chaos and evil around you.  It is true that all My people have feared at some point in their lives, which is why I continually say 'fear not'.


The difference between those who fear and those who live in fear is that My people overcome fear.  Yes, flesh trembles at My presence but your heart must be at peace with Me.      


You should not be afraid of Me, but you should fear Me.  This sounds as a paradox, yet it is written that 'the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom'.  What did Moses speak to the people when they were afraid of Me?


And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove (test) you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that you sin not. [Ex 20:20]  


Sin is an abomination and all the unrepentant shall be judged.  Hate the sin, repent and be forgiven, for this reason, the blood of My Son was poured out.  Yet shall you continue in sin that grace may abound? [Rom 6:1]  Exhort one another daily, while it is called today; lest any of you are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. [Heb 3:13]


 Trust Me for I AM with You


Who knows if I have not chosen that you should witness My return, in all My glory, as it is written?  Just as Peter asked about John's demise, after Peter was forewarned of how he would die, My answer remains the same.  


If I will that he should tarry (remain) until I come, what is that to you?  Follow you Me.  [Jn 21:22]

Be at peace.  Do all that I require of you.  Rest in your heart and mind, knowing that all is in My hands; knowing that I love you.  Be not impatient (My people can be so impatient).  Wait upon Me.  Wait, I say, upon Me.


Be strong and of good courage.  I will never leave or forsake you.  Those who fall away leave and forsake Me.  I do not leave or forsake them.  They love their lives more than they love truth or Me.


Stand strong in Me, holding fast to your faith.


Teaching them  to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I AM with you always, even unto the end of the world.  Amen  [Mat 28:20]

for His glory alone,


penned by

Bonita                dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com



 

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Sis. Bonita for this encouraging word from the Lord. He is so merciful to remind us again of His Love. You truly are being used as a vessel of honor. I have to say though...this word sounds like a final "pep talk" before the stuff hits the fan.

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  2. Wow. I really dont have the words to express how reading that word has made me feel. I will print that and read it again and again. Now thats what i call a word from the lord. Thank you so much for sharing. Iv read i think all your words from the Lord and this is my favorite so uplifting, encouraging AWESOME, you know it wouldnt surprise me if this was the last word you are able to get out it just feels that way like the last big encouragement before the main event wev all been waiting for and the Tribulation kicks off. Love you sis. Your in my prayers

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  3. Thanks Sister Bonita, I, as well, needed to hear that and I printed of a copy in order to slowly eat and digest the meat. Very encouraging, esp with the situation I am going thru. Thanks again!

    Hope you are doing well as I have been praying for you.
    Darrell

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  4. Daniel (dandoe)Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Indeed, it does herald the time, or at least certainly A time. A very sobering read, which is needed from time to time. But this one felt a bit special and in the right time.(a lot of time here) I haven't been reading every word and articles, but I'm glad I catched this one. Regards.

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