March 14, 2013 - [o3.14.2013] - 7:17 am
Make Your Calling and Election Sure
Now you understand the seriousness of obeying Me. Did My Son not say that only those who DO My will, will enter into the kingdom of heaven?
Why call Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not the things I say? Do you yourself not say that I AM a God of love, mercy and grace, but also a God of justice and judgment?
Do you desire to do My will, to be used as a vessel unto honor, while at the same time catering to the lusts of the flesh, just as the unsaved, refusing to die to self? Fear and unbelief will rob you of faith and trust! Make up your mind – choose this day whom you will serve.
Will you satisfy yourself as the enemy (your adversary) tempts you, or will you sacrifice unto Me – offering yourself, your life to Me? Do you love your life more than Me? Do you not understand that your very life is in My hands?
I have heard your prayers. You have heard of My promises, yet you fear I take too long or that I AM capricious and change My mind as man does - unbelief rides behind fear.
Repent and be holy. Watch what I will do as you offer up your life and walk obediently. You have heard all the stories of faith and believe them, yet can you not have faith to believe Me when it comes to you and your life?
I have told you, you are at the precipice. Shall you fall away, however slowly, so that the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life shall be satisfied? Or will you grab My steady hand, believing Me for what I have said, coming away from the precipice and entering in thru the strait gate that the narrow road leads to?
Lay down your burdens; be rid of idols; lay down your life. I give you yet another opportunity. Do not trample on the blood of My Son. Do not mock Me.
The testing of faith is most difficult for My people, but those who know Me, believe Me, trust Me and obey, reap the rewards of My promises victoriously.
I long to bring you into your destiny, but you have been stubborn and fearful. Believe Me. I will do (perform) all I promised only when you lay down your life and obey. Shall My heart break as you stand before Me, only to hear, “Why call Me, Lord, Lord, and yet did not the things I said (asked)?"
Consider carefully. You can do your will and I will not stop you, yet you alone will be responsible for the consequences. If you were not My child (son), I would not chastise you, but the one whom I love and who is Mine, I chastise.
Will you walk into your destiny, healed and restored, doing the greater works, so that I shall be glorified through Christ in you? Or shall you disobey and glorify yourself? Selah – choose this day.
There is still hope, but only if you choose to die to self and obey. That which has been approaching is almost here (great evil). I love you, but I will not tolerate fear, unbelief and disobedience in you, any more than I did those who went before you. Obey Me and watch how quickly I bring My promises to you to pass.
I will not fail you for I AM not man that I should lie. Now will you listen, or will you shrug your shoulder, turn away your ear and continue on as you have been? Only I can fill the void, heal you and bring you into your destiny. Your efforts will fail you, just as they have so far.
There is a cost and you knew it. Shall you lay your hand to the plow and look back – then you are not worthy of My kingdom.
Choose this day! Selah. I love you!
For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. [Is 9:5, 6]
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. [Josh 22:5]
Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass. [Ps 35:5, 7]
Great evil is coming, be wise.
According as His divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that you shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall: [2Pet 1:3-10]
for His glory alone