Saturday, May 31, 2014

Let Not Your Hearts Faint

For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not. [Job 33:14]
When it comes to the Lord and His word, it is always worth repeating in the time and season He so chooses.  This word was much needed today - and the Lord still takes little and blesses many. Worthy is the Lamb of all praise, honor and glory.
Let Not your Hearts Faint  (original post - Dec 12, 2012)
When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, and a people more than you, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with you, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt. 
And it shall be, when you are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto the people, 

And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, you approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; 

For the LORD your God is He that goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you [Deu 20:1-4]

Many of My people are at the brink of despair.  They have been inundated with accusations, insinuations and misunderstandings.  Much of this has come from those close to them, loved ones - family, friends, even brethren.

To many, it is an onslaught like never before.  The trying of your faith is more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might be found with praise and glory and honor at the revelation of My Christ [1Pet 1:7]

For many, emotions have been on a roller coaster, as they seek to understand and to overcome.  With others, physical maladies have caused many to cry out; financial ruin lurks in the shadows for many; relationships are strained and some even severed.

'Mercy Lord, mercy', the cries come before My throne with unstoppable tears, bitter anguish and great travail.  Others are consumed with such loneliness that their hope and vision seems trampled underfoot.

Countless have cried out to 'come home', if their present situation does not come to an end soon.  'Where are you, Lord?’, they all cry out to Me (whether in word or thought), when I AM silent.
Many search their heart and grieve over their shortcomings and failures.  They keep a repentant heart, valiantly clinging to hope against hope. Though the winds blow and the rains beat upon a house, the house built upon the Rock shall not fall.  Yea, the house that I have built shall not fallFear not; let not your hearts faint.

My people, Daniel spoke of the wearing down of the saints in the latter days.  Countless have begun to taste of the fury and wrath of the devil, yet the worst is yet to come.  Many mistake My judgment with My wrath.  The two are separate.

Judgment begins (and began some time ago) in My own house.  Judgment has already begun upon the nations of the world, as many have seen.  Do not mistake My judgment with My wrath; for on the day that My wrath is poured out, it shall be called the 'day of the Lord' and NONE shall question it, for it shall be known by all in the terrible day.

Therefore rejoice, ye 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]

Hold fast to Me.  I AM not deaf, nor is My arm shortened that it cannot save. [Is 59:1]  Remember Peter when he was rebuked [Get thee behind Me, Satan].  Satan still speaks through unsuspecting people, including My own people at times.

Rebuke words that you know are not of Me, but pray for those who have spoken incorrectly, just as Job did.  When you are persecuted, despised, doubted, misunderstood, forsaken and mocked, remember that My Christ suffered these.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. [Is 53:3, 4]
Hold fast!  This testing of your faith seems more than you can bear, but it is necessary to strengthen you for that which is coming.  Wait upon Me and be of good courage, for I shall strengthen your heart.

All that is written - do.  Obey My commandments.  Seek first My kingdom and My righteousness and I shall look after all that concerns you.  I know you weary from the battle, yet I AM the Lord of the battle.

Job, Elijah and Jonah are only three who wearied and sought to 'come home', for that which they were going through brought them also to the brink of despair.  David cried out as he fasted and hid, when those he loved and honored sought to kill him.

He too felt that the heavens were as brass, when he did not understand My silence.  Many of My people have fainted in spirit, yet I strengthened them to endure to the end, as they cried out to Me.

There was war in the heavenlies between Satan and his princes against Gabriel and Michael, over the answer to Daniel's prayer.  Satan contended with Michael over Moses' body.  It is a war that has not yet ended.  He continues to come against Me by seeking to steal, kill and destroy My people.

Hold fast, My people! Remember My Sovereignty and remember the victory of My Son with the shedding of His blood upon the cross and His resurrection!  Remember the time you are in, the end of this age, for indeed these are the latter days.

Lean not to your own understanding, for it will fail you.  Acknowledge Me in all your ways and I shall guide you.  Be patient, for My timing is not your timing.  When you have done all, stand.  Stand in faith!  Stand in trust!
Choose carefully.  Do not give up or fall away.  Let not your hearts faint; fear not! Know that the victory is soon at hand or the battle would not be so fierce.  Gird your loins and offer up praise and thanksgiving, for soon you shall witness victory!
    But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed 
[2Cor 4:7-9]

 Let not your hearts faint, nor be dismayed.  I have not forsaken you.  Trust in My Sovereignty and My power.  Wait upon Me.
    For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  [2Cor 4:16, 18]

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; [2Cor 4:13]

For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. [1Jn 5:4]

I love you and for this reason, My Word came in the flesh - My Son Jesus came into this world to die for you and for all who would believe and receive Him and forgiveness for sins through Him, for the blood He shed upon that wretched cross.

And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.  [Jn 19:17, 19]

He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven and is soon returning.  All this trouble is not without purpose; all were forewarned by My Son.  These times were prophesied by Him.

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh.  [Lk 21:28]

Be strong for me and lift up your head; keep looking up – watch and pray. Let your hope remain in Him who is Faithful and True. 

for His glory alone

penned by

one of His many servants, Bonita

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