Recently I was thinking on times in the past -not just in the way I have desired to have done things better, but regret about how I have handled situations, sins I committed but also reflecting much on how things used to be and how it seems many have lost their minds as all around us gets stranger by the day. It doesn’t matter who you are. It is a normal human emotion to struggle with the past and getting stuck in the whole ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’ mindset, but we have to remember that what’s done is done and we can’t continue to dwell on it as it keeps us from moving forward. We have to learn to let go, pick up our cross that we nailed the past to and continue to follow in the Lord’s direction and will for us.
I had a word given to be on Mother’s Day which I mentioned in my last blog, but recently, as I was reflecting yet again one morning after the revelation given to me on the White Horse, the Lord spoke to me and said,
“Son, it is not my will for you to hold on to that of the past. Why do you continue to reflect on that which has been forgiven? You have died to this World and have become anew in Me. Let it go, My son. A new season has begun and that which has passed shall never be again. All of My children must learn to let go as all they knew has changed. In this season, your life in Me is all that matters. Many of My people are clouted by the weight of deceit. They cling to that which is emotionally satisfying but I am all the peace they need. If My people cling to what the world offers in this season this will surely lead to their demise. If they cling to Me they shall find eternal life.
The Lord is absolutely right in what He is saying. All He says is true as is the same with His Word. He needs to be first in everything especially the season we are entering. I don’t know about the rest of you but I have been dying slowly to the world over the last year. And what I mean by that is everything is just becoming less and less desirable. This is not a suicidal statement by the way; There just isn’t much that makes me all that content anymore other than when I draw near to Him. When you are living for HIM there isn’t anything else that can fill your heart in a world where everything has been turned upside down.
When we continue to dwell on things we long left in the past, whether it is a desire for how things were or materialistic, we allow ourselves to become emotional and in these thoughts we can allow ourselves to be overwhelmed with grief and make decisions that we would otherwise not make throwing common sense to the wind. This comes into play with media sources all over pushing this ‘new normal.’ The new normal is the New World Order and to that I say no thank you. Good memories are one thing, and remembering that which taught us a life lesson is another, because we learned from it and it made us stronger and taught us how to do right, but to hold on to the idea that things are going back to ‘normal’ (if you can even call it that anymore) is not what the Lord is desiring for His people.
He desires our sights to be focused on the things in heaven and how we live our lives in that we are abiding in His ways. There is much wisdom to be had in all of the Word and the closer we draw near to the Lord will determine how much is revealed in the parables but for those who struggle, you can learn a lot just by reading the books of Ecclesiastes and Proverbs as these are straightforward rules to write on your heart and live by. Ecclesiastes illustrates for us that a lot of what we think on and desire is actually meaningless because in the end we can’t take none of it with us.
In other words; Why clamor for what once was when you can’t take it with you when your physical body dies? Further once you are made alive in Jesus Christ and He has established in you, what can the world really offer when you are living by the spirit? In the times we are now finding ourselves, living by the Holy Spirit will become more and more important where it comes to our guidance and provisions. We all have our comforts sure, but they aren’t what really gives us everlasting life and hope, and when situations that are coming down the pike present themselves and you have to potentially leave those behind then what good is it to lose your soul by clinging to material things of the world or ideals that are soon to be no more?
We are told in 1 John 2:15 to not love the world nor the things that are in the world for this very reason. Verse 17 says not to lust after it. Lust in this case, though it can apply sexually as we read in verse 16, isn’t always necessarily about a sexual sin. While the term ‘lust’ does pertain to the sin of strong sexual desire, in this case, it can be also a strong desire for that which is material or another pleasure in the world as well. This has been an ongoing issue for years.
If we allow lust for the world to take precedence over our love and relationship with Jesus Christ then we take the chance of falling away when chaos enters in and the man of lawlessness is revealed. Many are already throwing caution and common sense to the wind as a means to have a resemblance of normalcy. Of course, we all would like things to calm down as we are not designed to enjoy chaos and uncertainty, but we should not love ‘normal’ so much as we knew it, that we are willing to go along with evil and the lies of Satan who is of the sinful pleasures in the world which entrap us into making reckless decisions. It is a grave danger to be caught in the deception and if we hold out more hope in the world than we do our salvation in Jesus, then our priorities are wrong and need to be checked and then rechecked again. We don’t want to end up falling for what I refer to as Satan’s LIE of normalcy so much that we end up forfeiting our redemption in Jesus.
We can already see the spirit of lawlessness taking shape and the influence it has had on many. In a lot of ways, it is turning many into unthinking animals should they not have the peace that comes from Jesus ruling in their hearts. Unfortunately, the reality is, some who consider themselves as Christians are falling for this and tragically it is leading them astray -they can’t see it or they aren’t believing what they are seeing. Psalm 32:9 says don’t be like a stubborn horse or mule without understanding who needs a bit or bridle to keep it under control. This translates to not being led away due to lack of discernment which you cannot have unless you have wisdom which offers knowledge, patience and self-control when tasked with difficult situations who then becomes isolated. You could also use the old saying that goes, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t force it to drink.” It’s pretty much the same thing.
Part of letting go of the past and that which we have known is part of the wisdom the Lord provides. The Lord has us in His hands and all He is asking us to do is to trust Him in what comes and not to place our faith in that which is worldly or in the world itself. Just because we may need to endure unfortunate circumstances doesn’t mean He doesn’t love us, rather it shows He is trying to get our attention to show us something we otherwise would have missed -that is His love for us. I have found that some of my best break throughs in understanding have come after a time of testing which I praise the Lord for doing for if He had not done so I would have been none the wiser where it comes to many situations I have encountered.
The enemy’s greatest lie, among many, is to convince everyone all will be well even as ‘normalcy’ becomes an endless wild-goose chase. You could similarly use the frog in the pot analogy where the heat is being turned up and though the frog doesn’t know why it continues to jump but by the time the frog recognizes it’s being boiled alive it’s too late. In the same way, Satan tries to ease an unsuspecting population into a hot bath of acid knowing that the average person cannot accept how evil the world really is and convincing many whom are lost to willingly go a long with any deception that may lead to a cataclysmic event that may present. Be aware and do not love the world so much or be so afraid of what others will think of you that you are willing to cling to all that is of the world and not of the Lord Jesus.
Before I had the revelation on the White Horse and before I wrote on hearing the Lord in situations we will be encountering, I had no idea where it was all going. I sometimes will try to figure out where it’s going but often times I don’t try because I know the Lord is revealing it to me little by little and as He does I present it here to help all of you understand the best way I feel it can be communicated.
The true and only priceless value in what is coming is the love of Jesus and abiding in Him in that He will be your protection until He calls you home. It is only He who can save, not anyone or anything (idols) in this world as deception after deception presents and those unaware don’t understand the choice they have. Embrace the teachings of Jesus, not the world which will become desolate and cannot save you from the coming judgments that are foretold in the Holy Word.
Wisdom will always be your friend and I have placed many verses on wisdom from Ecclesiastes and Proverbs below if you would like to look them over. I strongly recommend spending time in these so you read more than what I have posted here but for this blog I went through and pulled what I felt was most related to what I am sharing here. For these I used the New Living Translation as for new believers this translation may be easier to understand. As always, I encourage you to use whichever translation works best for you and cross reference for study purposes.
My friends, it is my prayer that you as my readers, do understand, you have a choice and it is my prayer this blog entry has been a blessing to you.
Jesus Bless You. Thank you for reading.
Verses as they pertain to the above;
1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Luke 9:23 (KJV)
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luke 17:33 (KJV)
33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Matthew 10:38 (NKJV)
38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Romans 6:8-9 (NKJV)
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.
Philippians 3:8 (NKJV)
8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ
John 3:29-31, 36 (NKJV)
29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.
36 He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
Colossians 3:2-7 (NKJV)
2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
Ecclesiastes 1: 14-15 (NLT)
14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.
15 What is crooked cannot be made straight,
And what is lacking cannot be numbered.
17 And I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind.
18 For in much wisdom is much grief,
And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
Ecclesiastes 2: 17 (NLT)
17 So I came to hate life because everything done here under the sun is so troubling. Everything is meaningless—like chasing the wind.
Ecclesiastes 3:15 (NLT)
15 What is happening now has happened before, and what will happen in the future has happened before, because God makes the same things happen over and over again.
Ecclesiastes 7: 4, 10-14, 29 (NLT)
4 A wise person thinks a lot about death,
while a fool thinks only about having a good time.
10 Don’t long for “the good old days.”
This is not wise.
11 Wisdom is even better when you have money.
Both are a benefit as you go through life.
12 Wisdom and money can get you almost anything,
but only wisdom can save your life.
13 Accept the way God does things,
for who can straighten what he has made crooked?
14 Enjoy prosperity while you can,
but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God.
Remember that nothing is certain in this life.
29 But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path.”
Ecclesiastes 8:7-8, 11-12 (NLT)
7 Indeed, how can people avoid what they don’t know is going to happen? 8 None of us can hold back our spirit from departing. None of us has the power to prevent the day of our death. There is no escaping that obligation, that dark battle. And in the face of death, wickedness will certainly not rescue the wicked.
11 When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong. 12 But even though a person sins a hundred times and still lives a long time, I know that those who fear God will be better off.
Ecclesiastes 9: 3-4, 12, 17-18 (NLT)
3 It seems so wrong that everyone under the sun suffers the same fate. Already twisted by evil, people choose their own mad course, for they have no hope. There is nothing ahead but death anyway. 4 There is hope only for the living. As they say, “It’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion!” -the living are made truly alive in Christ Jesus for they have escaped eternal death.
12 People can never predict when hard times might come. Like fish in a net or birds in a trap, people are caught by sudden tragedy.
17 Better to hear the quiet words of a wise person
than the shouts of a foolish king.
18 Better to have wisdom than weapons of war,
but one sinner can destroy much that is good.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (NLT)
13 That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.
James 1: 5-6 (NLT)
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
Proverbs 2: 1-15 (NLT)
My child, listen to what I say,
and treasure my commands.
2 Tune your ears to wisdom,
and concentrate on understanding.
3 Cry out for insight,
and ask for understanding.
4 Search for them as you would for silver;
seek them like hidden treasures.
5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
and you will gain knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord grants wisdom!
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
8 He guards the paths of the just
and protects those who are faithful to him.
9 Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
and you will find the right way to go.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you.
Understanding will keep you safe.
12 Wisdom will save you from evil people,
from those whose words are twisted.
13 These men turn from the right way
to walk down dark paths.
14 They take pleasure in doing wrong,
and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.
15 Their actions are crooked,
and their ways are wrong.
Proverbs 3: 5-6, 13-18 (NLT)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
the one who gains understanding.
14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver,
and her wages are better than gold.
15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 She offers you long life in her right hand,
and riches and honor in her left.
17 She will guide you down delightful paths;
all her ways are satisfying.
18 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her;
happy are those who hold her tightly.
21 My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.
Hang on to them,
22 for they will refresh your soul.
They are like jewels on a necklace.
23 They keep you safe on your way,
and your feet will not stumble.
24 You can go to bed without fear;
you will lie down and sleep soundly.
25 You need not be afraid of sudden disaster
or the destruction that comes upon the wicked,
26 for the Lord is your security.
He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Proverbs 4: 1-12, 14-17, 23-27 (NLT)
My children, listen when your father corrects you.
Pay attention and learn good judgment,
2 for I am giving you good guidance.
Don’t turn away from my instructions.
3 For I, too, was once my father’s son,
tenderly loved as my mother’s only child.
4 My father taught me,
“Take my words to heart.
Follow my commands, and you will live.
5 Get wisdom; develop good judgment.
Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
6 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
Love her, and she will guard you.
7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
8 If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.
Embrace her, and she will honor you.
9 She will place a lovely wreath on your head;
she will present you with a beautiful crown.”
10 My child, listen to me and do as I say,
and you will have a long, good life.
11 I will teach you wisdom’s ways
and lead you in straight paths.
12 When you walk, you won’t be held back;
when you run, you won’t stumble.
14 Don’t do as the wicked do,
and don’t follow the path of evildoers.
15 Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way.
Turn away and keep moving.
16 For evil people can’t sleep until they’ve done their evil deed for the day.
They can’t rest until they’ve caused someone to stumble.
17 They eat the food of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence!
23 Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.
25 Look straight ahead,
and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
26 Mark out a straight path for your feet;
stay on the safe path.
27 Don’t get sidetracked;
keep your feet from following evil.
Proverbs 8: 1-14 (NLT)
Listen as Wisdom calls out!
Hear as understanding raises her voice!
2 On the hilltop along the road,
she takes her stand at the crossroads.
3 By the gates at the entrance to the town,
on the road leading in, she cries aloud,
4 “I call to you, to all of you!
I raise my voice to all people.
5 You simple people, use good judgment.
You foolish people, show some understanding.
6 Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you.
Everything I say is right,
7 for I speak the truth
and detest every kind of deception.
8 My advice is wholesome.
There is nothing devious or crooked in it.
9 My words are plain to anyone with understanding,
clear to those with knowledge.
10 Choose my instruction rather than silver,
and knowledge rather than pure gold.
11 For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies.
Nothing you desire can compare with it.
12 “I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment.
I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.
13 All who fear the Lord will hate evil.
Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance,
corruption and perverse speech.
14 Common sense and success belong to me.
Insight and strength are mine.
17 “I love all who love me.
Those who search will surely find me.
And in what comes remember we have the overwhelming victory in Christ who loves us!
Romans 8: 32-39 (NLT)
32 Since he (God) did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalm 32:8-10 (NLT)
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
9 Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.