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Greater Works-Two Sides to a Coin

The Greater Works – Two Sides to a Coin

July 16, 2009
Why do some people fear or judge discipline as a bad thing?  Are not children that are loved disciplined?  Are not good soldiers disciplined so that they may become mighty warriors? To be disciplined is to be taught and instructed, and quite often, to keep you from dangers.

I see the heart that cries out with true repentance; the heart that is perfect towards Me.  Yes, man looks upon the outward appearance, but I look upon the heart.  I know the intents and the motives. I am the one who purges and purifies with holy fire.

It is I who has taken the heart of stone, to give you a heart of flesh; a heart that is circumcised.  So I say to you, do not give up.  Do not allow weariness and defeat to overtake you.  Rise up!

Do you believe Me for the promises I have given you and have backed up with My Word? Have I not directed your steps as promised?  Have I not provided for you? It is your faith that pleases Me.

Cast down all imaginations and every high thing that would exalt itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.  [2Cor 10:5]
I have not brought you this far for you to faint now.  Lo, I AM with you!  Because you are My child, I discipline you with great love.  I tell you to wait upon Me, for My timing is perfect.  It is I who instructs you and teaches you the way to go.

Arise Warrior

I say to you to rise up and set your face as a flint.  Let righteous anger be against the adversary, and do not back down!  KNOW that I am with you!  Do as I direct you and you shall see the victory.  KNOW that the adversary seeks to defeat you.
He determines to destroy your faith, steal your hope and kill your destiny.  His wrath is against Me and against My people (My children, My creation).  If you call Me Lord, do the things I say to do, in every area of your life.

Do you not understand that faith in Me will bring you through all things? Do you not understand that your faith must be to the point where you would not hesitate to do anything I ask, no matter how foolish it seems to mankind?

Remember that I use the foolish things to confound the wise and the weak things to confound the mighty.  [1Cor 1:27]  It will be your faith in Me that keeps you from fear, for it causes you to trust and obey Me.

You know the times you are in, for I have made My people aware.  Have I not told you that I would give you treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places; that you may know that I AM the Lord [Elohim] that calls you by your name: I AM the God [Yhvh] of Israel.

Time of Revealing

Mysteries and things that have been hidden are being revealed in these last days, for if they had been revealed before they would not only have been misunderstood (or not understood at all), but they would have been corrupted by the adversary and by wicked men, as they have tempted to corrupt and defile all things.

[*personal note* - One time I was at a gas station (in 2008) and saw a large truck with writing on the side in large letters: Victory from defeat.  God gives us victory as we ‘walk’ obediently and faithfully in His will. I never forgot that truck or its words because I had never seen anything like it before.]

You are born of Me and you were born for such a time as this.  I am the Author and the Finisher of your faith. Stand strong in your faith, for you shall be victorious in overcoming.  I see the end from the beginning. I call things that are not as though they were, for to Me, they already have been, as I am not contained within the space-time continuum.
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 [imaginations] are not destroyed (cast down). [2 Cor 10:5]

It is essential that you know the time you are in, yet it is more crucial that you fear not and completely rest in your trust and faith.  Do you not see?  You love Me because I first loved you.

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.  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.

One in Christ Yeshua/Jesus

I will have a healthy Body: a Bride without spot or blemish. I am gathering My Body globally and positioning each part accordingly.  My Body must be united as one, non-competitive, not conflicting, relying on each other as necessary, working in unison and harmony to perform My perfect will.

Each part shall be fully confident that together they shall accomplish the tasks given, while they await eagerly as one for their union with the Head.  The Bride awaits eagerly for the arrival of the Bridegroom; having prepared all things, knowing the glorious day soon shall be here.  You must be prepared for all that is coming, knowing that soon I shall return for My Bride, My remnant.

You will rest in My love and obey because you trust Me. Fear not; be strong and of a good courage.  Expect the battles and the onslaught, but do not give up the fight.  Take heed and fear not: neither be fainthearted.   Weeping may endure for a night (which it will, for it has been written), but joy comes in the morning.

Yes, there shall be great sorrow, travail, weeping and hardship, for these are common place in a war, and in battles within the war, yet remember that the rejoicing comes with the victory.  When you see these things come upon you, be not afraid for I AM with you.

Yes, you must expect the battles, for this is war, but know the victory you have 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 [Yhvh Elohim], the Father [Abba].  You are sanctified by the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of My blood (Jesus Christ)[1Pet 1:2-5]

You are kept by the power of the Father through faith unto salvation which is being revealed in this last time. 

Behold, we count them happy which endure.  You 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 tribulation, 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]

You shall not fear when you love Me, for perfect love casts out fear.  You have read in My Word; seen in dreams and visions and heard in prophecies, all the horrific and tragic things (the great tribulation) that are coming upon the earth.

That Which has Never Been

These warnings are given not only for My people to be alert and prepare, 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 beginning of and into 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 and shall bring many (multitudes) into the kingdom.

Ironically, there shall also be a great falling away.  I spoke about My people doing the greater works, just as I spoke of great tribulation full of events that have never been seen or heard of, nor shall ever be again.

Truly you are in the very days of My glory being revealed in ways that have never been heard of or seen before.  This is not new to Me; but shall be to you, for nothing is new under the sun.

Faith as the Forerunners

Just as things were never heard of or seen before, such as in the days of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua and yes, even as in the days when I walked the earth; so shall My people do the greater works, and so shall My people delight in the revealing of My power and glory upon this earth, as I again do things that have never been seen or heard of before.

Therefore, do not allow that which is happening and that which is coming to frighten you  Be strong and of good courage, for at the same time, wondrous and great things are and shall be manifesting; great things, the likes of which have never been seen or heard of before. Behold, there are two sides to the coin.

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]  Behold!  God speaks once, yea twice, but man perceives it not. [Job 33:14]

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, 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 as this great thing is or has been heard like it?  [Deut 4:32]

Therefore marvel, for you shall behold great things, not only in the great tribulation of trials and affliction, but also in the wonders and miracles that shall also be happening. Yes, there are two sides to every coin.

You shall behold two kingdoms clash, for the war is near to ending, yet the victory is to the greater kingdom which I am King and Lord of  There have been countless battles since the beginning, and there are yet battles to endure, yet I AM the Lord of the battle.

Not Every Battle is Yours to Fight

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 as others are sent in to fight.  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.

Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given Mount Seir unto Esau for a possession[Deu 2:5]
And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be you dismayed: take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai:  See, I have given into your hand the King of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:  [Josh 8:1]

The beasts arise, and the dragon goes forth, as does the false prophet, yet greater am I in you than he that is in the world.  Fear not.  Trust Me so that you will obey Me.  I am not a tyrant that demands obedience, yet I say to you that it is your obedience that makes you victorious.

It is your faith that obeys, as you trust Me, for I am He who loves you and brings you into victory, as you follow My instructions and commandments.  Remember well that the strongest onslaught is just before the victory. Know that things look the worst and the battles seems the thickest just before the victory takes place.  Selah.

Greater is He in You than He in the World

Satan and his armies will come against you (My people) individually (and corporately) to halt you, to discourage you and to bring 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, where you will not rise up again.

Be aware of and know your enemy and his strategies.  Do not listen to him.  Keep on the full armour and use your shield [faith] to quench the fiery darts of the enemy.  The onslaught is to cause you to not believe My promises and to doubt My power.

He is the father of lies and the truth is not in him; for he was a murderer from the beginning and abode not (dwelled not) in the truth.  The strongest onslaught for the world shall not be the great tribulation, but the coming day of the Lord foretold in My Word.

Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains:

A great people and a strong; there has not been ever the like, either shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the Garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them [Joel 2:1-3]

(Note* - You do well to read all of Joel to understand the “day of the Lord”, a small book with only three chapters. BP)
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 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.

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others: but let us watch and be sober.

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Thess 5:1-6; 8-9]

(Note* - Thessalonians 5 offers hope and guidance. BP)
The strong onslaught for the world in the great tribulation is to bring multitudes into the valley of decision, to choose repentance and humbly acknowledge My Son Jesus the Christ, the perfect Lamb slain, without spot or blemish, whose atoning blood purchased redemption and the forgiveness of sins (upon the cross).

Mercy Triumphs over Judgment

It shall be the greatest and hardest test for all of mankind.  A great purging and purifying will take place, but the remnant who are Mine, shall overcome, walking victoriously through this great hardship.
But you are a chosen generation a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light:  [1Pet 2:9]

The greater works shall be done and seen also, and ALL will KNOW that no arm
of flesh has done this. Yes, it shall be for the sake of humankind, but for My

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 that I AM Sovereign. 
It is I who saves, heals, delivers and yes, restores.  Selah.

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 and before My accusers. In
either situation, DO as I lead (as I command) and I shall be glorified in your
Simply have faith (even as a grain of mustard seed), for faith will indeed move
mountains.  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

Faith Pleases God

Expect to be tried as Abraham, and remember his faith and live for Me.  it is
your faith that will bring you through all trials, all tribulation and all battles. 
Great exploits are accomplished by faith.  [Hebrews 11]  Faith, trust and
obedience go hand in hand and unite as one.

Remember that which you have been taught.  Be holy (set apart) for I am holy. 
Keep your heart perfect (mature, complete, whole) 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.

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

for His glory alone

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you my dear sister and friend for posting this encouraging word. Very timely and needed. Bless you Bonita.


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