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Warriors of Endurance on BTR (Blog Talk Radio) tonight:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 10:30 pm EST (9:30 pm Central / 7:30 pm Pacific)

 
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways (crossroads), and see, and ask for the old (ancient) paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.


Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken (listen) to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken. [Jer 6:16, 17]

No matter what comes our way, and even if it takes us down for a short time, we rise back up to the glory of God alone!

Some of us need our swords sharpened and shields repaired.  Have you checked yours lately, warrior? 

Satan's increased attacks against the true believers implements new strategies and tactics...ever the adversary who comes to steal, kill and destroy.  Many are tired of warnings, but we have to keep updated constantly, until the day this war is over, or we leave these temporary vessels that we occupy; whichever comes first.

But thanks be to God, which gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
[1Cor15:57]

Please join in!

There were a few words that the Lord put on my heart to share a couple of days ago.  One was shared already.  He knows what He is doing – I want only to follow His direction.  Be glorified Y’shua, my Jesus…

Once again, they are from previous posts.  The originals can be found by going to the archives, look for the year, then the date, then the title in the drop-down menus.  The first post, “Warriors of Endurance” is where the name of the radio program came from.  Be blessed by His precious Spirit.
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Warriors of Endurance

10.01.2011 (October 1, 2011) – 8:38 AM  

(given to me 08.06.09 (August 6, 2009, but now told to release.  To God the glory alone!)

I say to you, DO NOT GRIEVE; neither SORROW.  For righteous anger shall arise and has risen now against the enemies of the cross.  Do not listen to the lies of the enemy, for I tell you to keep on the full armor.  Lean not to your own understanding and know that all that happens is under My watchful eye.  I AM a righteous judge; My timing is perfect.  I do not think as man thinks, for My thoughts are not your thoughts.  Do not think that I am slow, for My ways are not your ways.
  
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. 

     For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD. 
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  [Is 55: 7-9]

A Lonely Walk Upon the Narrow Path

I know those who repent; I AM He who will help you in your weakness and lead you along the path that you should travel.  Do not expect this path to have many upon it; expect it to be a lonely walk, yet always remember that as you cling to Me, you do not walk alone.   

You will meet others who walk the lonely walk and in those moments, encourage each other to endure to the end, for there are many wolves, many vultures, many false teachers, false prophets and false brethren along the way. 

When the ‘true’ meet each other, they shall know, for they recognize My Spirit; these are Mine.  They shall know each other by their fruit and by their love.

For a good tree brings not forth corrupt fruit; neither does a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. [Lk6:43,44]

By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another.  [Jn13:35]

Love one another and forgive.  Be pure vessels, empty of bitterness, empty of flesh, empty of self.  Indeed, you have learned that as you proceed upon this narrow path, entering in through the strait gate, that indeed, the road gets narrower and few remain upon the path.

At times the road seems so narrow, that it is only I who can hold you steady, to keep you from falling to the right or left, and to keep you from temptation. 

I AM He who will keep you from turning back, but you must lay your life down, completely trusting in Me. 
                             
Yea, I AM He who walks with you along the path, but you must be willing, for I will not force you.  This is in part why many fall away; they cannot trust Me nor can they surrender all.  They long for the things that please the flesh.  Selah

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God [2Tim 3:1-4]

Have Faith

Yea, but if in a moment, you look away and fall (as Peter did when he stepped out upon the water), cry out to Me (as Peter did – repentance) and I shall lift you up.  Even in his fear, Peter cried out to Me.  Keep your eyes upon Me. Do not have little faith; neither doubt, yea, but I AM here if you falter and cry out to Me.   

Yea, narrow is the path, and few, few, few there are who truly desire to stay upon it, but I will help you as you hold fast to your faith, trust Me and obey.  Fear not.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.  [Mat7: 13,14]

I have told you to come before Me and hear what I would say to you, as you spend moments with Me.  Must I always break the hearts of My people (break the legs of the lambs) or allow their hearts to be broken before they will see Me and cry out?  A broken and contrite heart, I shall not despise.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.  [Ps51: 17]

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart: and saves such as be of a contrite spirit [Ps34: 18]    

He Strengthens

I AM He that strengthens thee.  I AM He who teaches you the way to go.  Oh yes, I AM He who searches the heart and tries the reins (will) to see if you love Me first above all things.  I have created all things, so shall you worship the creature or even My creation above the Creator?

I have told you that a great dividing began (some time back) in days now past.  Now you are seeing it more, as I give understanding.  Not all who say, ‘Lord, Lord’ are Mine, but those who do the will of the Father (obedience); they are Mine.  Yea, the faithful belong to Me.

It is time to be covert.  Be still.  Whole armies are divided and warriors are sent upon separate missions for a common cause (mission).  Obedience is crucial for smooth operations.  Even satan demands loyalty from those who are his.

The counterfeiter is very clever, subtle and most cunning, yet I remind you that I AM the LORD of the battle.  This is a time like no other time and now the time is here.  This is a time like no other time and you must not fear.

Warriors of Endurance        
I have called so many people and many people began strong, but not all can endure to the end, for there is a cost.  They must lay down their lives; they must fight their flesh and overcome.  The key is faith. Yea, the ones who are chosen are ‘warriors of endurance’.  
  
Fear Not, Stand Fast

Loyalty and obedience are what they long for, for they learn obedience through the things that they suffer.  You will be hated by many because of your faith in Me and walk in obedience.  Fear not, stand fast in faith and endure to the end.

And ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.  [Mat 10:22]

Even those who call themselves ‘brethren’ may rise up and hate you without cause, because you walk in obedience.  Endure warrior, endure…for the path is narrow and the battle is fierce.  Yea, but I AM with you.  Fear not persecution.  Keep on the full armor and cast down imaginations.  Take every thought captive, warrior.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ  [2Cor10: 5]

     Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 
[Eph6:  10-11, 13]

Hold Fast to Your Faith

Yea, but it is their faith that sees them through, for they know that they know that they know that without faith, it is impossible to please Me; for He that comes to Me must believe that I AM, and that I am a rewarder of those who diligently seek Me.  [Heb11: 6]

They walk by faith and not by sight [2Cor5: 7].  Stand fast; faint not, for I AM with thee, all along the narrow path.  Hold fast, stand strong, be of good courage. 

Allow the purging for purification, for pure vessels of honor are in My hand.  Yes, My vessels of honor must be purified, justified and sanctified.  The Bride is making herself ready.  The sons of God soon shall manifest.

Covert Operations

Covert – secret or hidden, not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

There is a mandate!
It is this:

Our Father, which is in heaven,
Hallowed (holy) be thy name,

THY KINGDOM COME
THY WILL BE DONE

In earth, as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts (trespasses, sins), as we forgive our debtors (those who trespass/sin against us).

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:  For Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever.  Amen
Old (Ancient) Paths
To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it. 

    Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways (crossroads), and see, and ask for the old (ancient) paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken. [Jer 6:10, 16, 17]
 
Back to the ancient paths:  As it was in the days of Noah; as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah; as it was for Ninevah and Jonah… selah (think upon these things)

Go back to the ancient paths of the ekklesia, those who walked with Christ and learned directly from My Son.  Walk in the ways of holiness and obedience.
I, the Lord give strategies; everything I do is done decently and in order. 
The training of the warrior is never easy.  When even your prayer time is under attack, with interruptions, distractions, accusations and misunderstanding; you do well to remember your training and you do well to remember your struggle, and who your wrestling is with.

[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.  [Eph6: 12]

Be covert.  Hide yourself in Me; hide in the secret place.  Yea, I AM the Lord of the battle.  Hide in Me and I shall give you victory; I shall give you strategies.  Be wise as serpents and gentle as doves.

Put on the full armor.  The strategies of the enemy is (and has always been) towards one goal, to steal your destiny, kill your vision, destroy your faith.  Be strong; be patient; keep the faith, contend for the faith.  I AM with thee. 

For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. [1Jn5:4]

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.  [Rev14:12]

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints [Jude 1:3]
Be warriors of endurance and endure to the end.  I send My holy angels to guard around you, for they are at My command.  Fear not.  Walk by faith and not by sight.  I AM with you as you hide (cling to/abide) in Me.

I AM fully able to care for you.  Lean not on your own understanding and I shall direct your steps.  Patience, My people, be patient.  All is in My hands.  Do not fear all that you see and hear around you, as darkness grows darker and evil exalts itself openly, proudly.

Fear not, neither be dismayed.  Be strong and of good courage.  Look to Me, warriors of endurance, keep looking to Me.  Selah

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?  [Mic 6:8] 

And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 
[Mat 24:12, 13]
for His glory 

penned by
Bonita         
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The next one is from exactly two and a half years ago.  No one can ever say that He does not give ample warning, or that He quit reaching out.  So great is His love – so very grand and great.  Bless Jesus/Y'shua!

Testing of Faith and Quiet Confidence

October 19, 2011 [10.19.11] 

Consider further My people, the cost (the price), that must be paid in total commitment to Me, for all that I do is done decently and in order.

Great Chaos and Destruction

For when great waters overtake your shores, moving inland, and great chaos, death and destruction comes, will you curse Me or will you finally see the war that has been waged for millennium over the earth and its inhabitants? When the day comes when money is of no value and gold and silver are tossed into the streets, will you then turn to Me in repentance?  None shall stop My judgments.

When your land shakes and the earth rips open, will you raise your fist in defiance against a holy God, or will you finally see that the enemy is cruel and wicked?  When great fire spills forth in raging fury, will you curse hateful words, or will you see the one who is a curse and an evil creature of hatred, he and his armies?  Will you then turn to Me in genuine repentance?

When men who have been taken over by greed and by evil entities war upon your land, showing no mercy and doing as they desire, will you finally cry out to Me in desperation or will you be as Job’s wife saying, ‘…curse God and die’?

War for Souls

The war for souls and for destruction of this earth is real, yet I shall be victorious.  When the sun is darkened and the moon does not show its light; when the stars fall from heaven; and the earth reels to and from like a drunkard, will you cry out for the mountains to fall upon you?  Or will you fall upon your knees and cry out to your Creator to forgive you and save you?

Many mock and say, ‘If this is your ‘loving’ God, keep Him.  I don’t want Him.’ ─ yet they turn to believe a strong delusion which I send forth that ultimately will destroy both them and their pride, for they did not love the truth.

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God (Yhvh) shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  [2Thess 2: 10,11]

So consider, My people, that which is so very soon coming upon the earth.  All the nations are in an uproar.  Peace has left and sorrow and destruction reign.  Yea, but beware of those who offer false peace and an answer to all your questions.  Selah

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [1Thes5:3]

And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. [Deut 6:24]

Consider, those of you who have laid down your lives completely as a living sacrifice unto Me; consider the reward coming to you.  For I shall have a people to show forth My glory and My power in these last days.

Harvest is Ripe

The harvest is ripe and laborers are few, for many are called, but few are chosen.  Multitudes, multitudes shall be in the valley of decision in the days that come.  Many shall run to the mountains grieving for their sins and grieving for their blindness.

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and  from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. [Act 26: 18]

But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity  [Ezek7:16]

Flee Lust and Pride

Let Me prepare you now for that which is soon ahead.  Beware of the enemy, the seducer, who has already implemented his strategies, as a final assault to those who call themselves by My name, to distract the remnant through lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

The death (dying) to self destroys lust and pride, for in the state of death, eyes do not see and flesh has no life and pride has no rule.  Lose your life in order to gain it.  It is a critical hour!  Choose wisely.

To choose foolishly, you will keep (refuse the cross) your life, take the bait of the enemy and succumb to the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and pride of life.  

I urge you, consider carefully and choose wisely.  Turn from your own ways.  Press in and hear Me, My child, come to know Me in a deeper, intimate way.  You will hear Me in the quiet, with a still, small voice, NOT in the distractions that occupy the places that attract your flesh.

Poisoned Water versus Living Water

Wait upon Me, ye of little patience.  Lay down your cares and anxieties.  Be still.  Why are you looking for love everywhere except by looking to Me.  Come away from distractions that occupy the places that please your flesh.  Do not drink from fountains where water looks lovely and pure, but is filled with bitter poison.   

Why look at the outward appearance?  Drink not from the fountains that offer the water of life, yet truly is water of death.  Run from those who say, Peace, peace, when there is no peace. [Jer 8:11]

Come unto Me and I shall give you living water.  Come away from the distractions that occupy the places that attract your flesh.

For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not. [Job 33:14]

I have loved you.  I have blessed you.  I have been most patient as you struggled, yea, I have even helped you to carry on.  Do not throw it away in bitter pride, desperate to satisfy the flesh.  Run into My arms and lay not at the bosom of a stranger (physically or spiritually) who allures you in a charming way, for beneath the lovely face are the fangs of the serpent ─ the grand illusionist, father of lies, the counterfeiter – a murderer from the beginning.

[...] He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [Jn 8:44]

Harden not your heart, but be moved by My grace, mercy and love for you.  I have labored long with you.  The trying of your faith has been hard, yea, and is to strengthen you and to draw you closer to Me.

Hour of the Testing of Your Faith

It is in the hour of the testing of your faith that the enemy enters yet another battle with you.  He seeks to fill you with bitterness, frustration, anxiety, fear and doubt (unbelief).  Anxiety breeds fear, doubt breeds unbelief.  He seeks to turn you in a direction that you should not go.

He will offer you all that you desire, if you will only walk towards his ‘gift’ (your desires) and accept the gift.  So powerful and seductive will be his offer, that it will take your faith to walk towards Me instead, and to cling to the Vine.  Abide, abide, abide in My shadow.

Just as he tempted My Son Jesus/Y’shua in the desert, so he tempts My people.  Remember Samson?  He fell into temptation with Delilah; though I gave him victory in the end, he died.  The temptation he fell into was the lust of the flesh, sex, Delilah’s seductions; yes, she betrayed him - the fangs of the serpent hid behind the lovely face.  

Remember Joseph?  Joseph was sold into slavery, where he remained for 13 years, after having his prophetic dreams about his brothers and father bowing down to him.  His brothers were filled with embittered rage and jealousy; his father, Jacob, was angry and perturbed.  

While in slavery, Joseph was strongly tempted by the wife of his master, but he fled from it.  Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce him.  When Joseph rejected her advances, she became furious.  She blatantly lied and reversed the story, claiming that Joseph tried to seduce her.   

Joseph was imprisoned on the basis of her false accusations, and it looked like satan had the last laugh.  Yet I was positioning Joseph to bring him to a place of honor to help his people and multitudes of others during a great famine that lasted seven years.

Tried with Fire

The time of testing will pass … will you?  Forgive and let not bitterness take root when those close to you turn on you and speak evil against you, abandoning you and rejecting you.  Forgive and have faith.  Stand strong.  Trust Me.  Have I not told you?  Without the test (trial), there is no testimony; without the battle, there is no triumph.  Know that I am with you; I long to deliver, heal and restore you.  Draw nigh unto Me, draw closer.  Forgive and let the past go.

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ [1Pet 1:7]

Cling to the Vine

I say to you, Go through and abide.  Draw close ever close; cling to the Vine.

Every thing that may abide the fire, ye 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 ye shall make go through the water [Num 31: 23]

And now, little children, abide in Him (Y’shua); that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. [1Jn 2:28]

I AM ready to perform the unbelievable, yea, but so is the enemy.  Beware, beware.  Cling to the Vine, stay close.  It is a critical hour.  Everyone senses it, yet not everyone knows what it is.  

The Whole Earth Feels the Foreboding Approach of Great Tribulation

It is nearing the time of the great tribulation – the whole earth feels its foreboding approach, yet many are set up for strong delusion.  Even the very wise will be deceived, if they have not continually sought truth and to those who long to satisfy their flesh, rather than to turn to Me with a repentant heart.  In short, the key to not being deceived is to abide in Me.

Hear Me and draw closer, for I AM in control; My word has gone forth.  Let go of distractions and suffer through the humility of silence and wait for My visitation.  Wait for My still, small voice.

Quiet Confidence

For I shall come to you in the stillness of your humility; I shall inhabit your praises and lead you with My still, small voice.  The hour comes and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship Me in spirit and in truth: for such as these do I seek to be My worshippers.  [Jn 4:23]

Wait patiently and quietly.  You need to hear from Me, for all hell is about to break loose on earth.  Judgment is coming upon all nations of the earth.  Wait upon Me in quiet confidence, My child, for in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.  Return and rest…

In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. [Prov 14:26]

For thus said the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.  And ye would not:  [Is 30:15]

Let it not be said of you, My child, that you would not… Selah

For His glory
Bonita                            dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com

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