Friday, January 31, 2014

Stand Upon Your Watch - Live by Faith

 January 30, 2014

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.  [Hab 2:1]

Much has been delayed due to the prayers of the faithful, whether that is believed or not, it is true.   

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. [Hab 2:2, 3]

It is true that most have to go through trouble before they seek Me, utterly grieving, broken and contrite in spirit.  I AM strengthening My people through their trials, and trying their faith, so they may each see for themselves just where they stand in the faith. 

I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins (the will), even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.  [Jer 7:10]

Faith - it is faith that pleases Me.  I AM answering prayers.  My people cannot see what I AM doing in the unseen realm.  Trust Me.  Hold fast to your faith, no matter how severe the shaking, and afterwards, you shall still be found standing, and shall not fall away unto destruction.

Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

And everyone that hears these sayings of Mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  [Mat 7:24-27]
Be doers of the word and not hearers only.

I AM your solid ground for I AM the Rock.
I AM He that balances all that concerns you.
I AM He who hung the stars, the moon, the sun.

I AM He who holds the answers to all who ask.
I AM He who reveals secrets to My people.
I AM truth that stands against all uncertainty.

It will all be worth it.  Do not give up when life is unkind and the enemy whispers doubt and fear, telling you that you are not good enough.  I AM He who grants the peace that passes all understanding to those who look to Me, abide and trust in Me.  Fear not, for I AM He that dispels all darkness.

The angels move on your behalf at My command.  Be of good cheer and I shall comfort you. Do not fear when I AM silent, for in silence I do great work.  When the fire comes to purge and purify, it is I.  I AM the One who holds you and walks beside you.

I cut the cords of the burdens of the past and say, Fall away.
I loose the bands of wickedness that have held you captive and say, Be loosed.
Time approaches where you shall be healed for your 'faith has made you whole'.

Step in and stand, as Peter did upon the water.  Do not look around in fear - look to Me.  Fear not the raging waters.  Though it seems long, it is not a long journey.  Not much further - not much longer.  Patience is the hardest for My people; it stretches their faith beyond measure, beyond what they think they are capable of.  Let it be stretched; I AM with the faithful, the obedient, the trusting...

Since the beginning, I have had to reassure those who cling to (abide in) Me to 'Fear not; be strong and of good courage. Wait upon Me.'  Remember My words - Do not give up or it would mean your demise (do not fall away). It would be you who turns from Me.
Have faith in Me.  Either you believe that I AM Sovereign and can do all things or you do not.  Just as in the past, many will shake their fists at Me and say, "Why?  What kind of God are you?"

These are the ones who never knew Me.  These are the ones who never learned to trust Me.  These are the ones who praise Me with their lips, until trials and tribulations fall upon them.

Few, if any such ones, see that there is a spiritual war going on that directly affects the physical realm.  Suffering is no stranger to those who walk away from the world, yet the reward of the faithful is in My hand.

Allow Me to deal with those that concern you, just as I deal with you.  I AM not a God who is afar off, nor am I mocked.  Nothing escapes Me, yet I AM not One who is on the time schedule of man.  Trust Me.  When I am silent, you think I AM not near - you have need of patience.  For now I say, Trust and wait upon Me. the faithful and obedient, I say, "soon".  Those who have walked with Me understand... Wait upon Me.  My timing is perfect.

for His glory

(NOTE* - A great many people are having trouble transitioning to the new email addy, so I will just keep the old one.  It is not a big deal.  Lord bless...)