I have spent a lot of time this week pondering why things have gone quiet. I have felt many are having so many issues hit them at once and as a result it has allowed the spirit of fatigue to enter in and distract them (in terms of focus). I have made mention of this behind the scenes to a few Brothers and Sisters. They too have been feeling this heaviness and, in some aspects, it is coming from others in their lives or it is coming from events that have presented themselves.
I have been praying more and more about this very thing and you all may have noticed that I have been writing about this and talking about it in the few podcasts I have done where I keep saying to do good no matter what. In has been a recurring theme in almost everything; Division, folks losing their jobs, stress, unfortunate circumstances (tornadoes and storms in the south recently) etc.
A few nights ago, I was talking to the Lord and asking what is causing this pressure or feeling of heaviness. I haven’t had much coming through in the way of encouragement and I was seeking answers as to why this was because I was saddened by this. I usually feel this heaviness when something is about to happen. In my reflection, I was wondering if I was reaching those He desires me to reach. I asked Him to show me how He sees the current state of His people.
The Lord began to speak to me;
Many of My people are falling victim to discord and resentment. Many are in disarray and indifferent to one another. As it was in the beginning so it shall be in the end. My people are behaving in ways that are not of Me. My people are not seeking Me. My people continue to clamor for that which they know on earth and refuse my instruction. This is leading many into having contempt for others. They must see that My ways are higher than theirs. Is My grace not sufficient to sustain? Son, though you feel much sadness in lack of response you must continue to tell them to keep their focus on Me as I have led you to do. You must continue to tell them I will be their comfort. I will be their peace. I will be the provision in what is coming upon the world in this season. If My people will seek me and not the world they shall have all they need. Do not waiver in your approach. The enemy seeks to wear down those I have called. Do not be snared. Do not be dismayed. I have told you before My son, that though to you it may seem that the words I give you are ineffective, those I tell you to warn will remember. As I have not allowed you to suffer so it shall be for all those who abide in Me and seek all that is of Me.
Brothers and Sisters, I implore you to go and read some of my earlier blogs where I wrote about the wedding garments, things being turned upside down, and how what you do now matters. All of these have been written over the last month. These are all in regards to walking in His ways -being that lamp that is not put under a bed (Mark 4:21-25) -living by example as you hear what the Lord says. I am of the firm belief that all of these are pertinent to the message above. I was led to write them for this very reason. Our comfort, our peace needs to be in Jesus and this is also why the other day I wrote about the dangers of idolizing a political figure. Please understand this is not my opinion, I am observing this in real time and the situation of hyper-inflation and persecution are not being received seriously.
When I write these blogs, I do this to bring you, the reader up to speed where things are and I firmly believe that if I don’t warn you, I will be held responsible (Ezekiel 3 -which does not only pertain to the wicked). This is not entertainment. It’s not a show. The above message is for someone, I don’t know who. They may be a follower of this blog already or it may be for someone who will see it in the future. I have no way of knowing one way or another, only to remain obedient in sharing the message and sharing the Word with you as it pertains. The Lord has told me on a few occasions He will allow situations to arise to bring those He desires to save into His presence.
It is my prayer this reaches who it needs to at the right time but I feel also it is a message for all of us in more ways than one and serves as a reminder.
Jesus Bless You
Stay strong everyone. You are all in my prayers.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)
9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 32:17 (NKJV)
17 The work of righteousness will be peace, And the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Colossians 3: 12-17 (NKJV)
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Philippians 2: 1-4 (NKJV)
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Philippians 4: 6-7, 9 (NKJV)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
John 14: 27 (NKJV)
27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 16:33 (NKJV)
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Mark 4: 21-25 (NLT)
21 Then Jesus asked them, “Would anyone light a lamp and then put it under a basket or under a bed? Of course not! A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light will shine. 22 For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light. 23 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
24 Then he added, “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given —and you will receive even more. 25 To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what little understanding they have will be taken away from them.”
Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Matthew 11:28 (NLT)
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
7 The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.
Psalm 9:9 (NKJV)
9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
Psalm 23:1-4 (NLT)
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3 He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
4 Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
Psalm 34:18 (NLT)
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 55:22 (NKJV)
22 Cast your burden on the Lord,
And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 85:8 (NKJV)
8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly.
Psalm 119:165 (NLT)
165 Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)
17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Ezekiel 3: 16-27 (NKJV)
16 Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
20 “Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.”
22 Then the hand of the Lord was upon me there, and He said to me, “Arise, go out into the plain, and there I shall talk with you.”
23 So I arose and went out into the plain, and behold, the glory of the Lord stood there, like the glory which I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell on my face. 24 Then the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and spoke with me and said to me: “Go, shut yourself inside your house. 25 And you, O son of man, surely they will put ropes on you and bind you with them, so that you cannot go out among them. 26 I will make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth, so that you shall be mute and not be one to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious house. 27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
Galatians 5: 17, 19-26 (NLT)
17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
Genesis 6: 5-8 (NLT)
5 The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. 6 So the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart. 7 And the Lord said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing—all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them.” 8 But Noah found favor with the Lord.
Matthew 13: 38-43 (NLT)
38 The field is the world, and the good seed represents the people of the Kingdom. The weeds are the people who belong to the evil one. 39 The enemy who planted the weeds among the wheat is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world, and the harvesters are the angels.
40 “Just as the weeds are sorted out and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the world. 41 The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will remove from his Kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. 42 And the angels will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in their Father’s Kingdom. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!