June 19

Son of man, when a land sins against Me by committing a trespass, and I stretch out My hand against it and break its staff of bread and send famine upon it and cut off from it man and beast…or suppose I were to pour out my fury by sending a plague into the land, as is happening even now worldwide, and the disease kills people and animals alike.  As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, they wouldn’t be able to save their own sons or daughters!  They alone would be saved by their own righteousness.  National sins bring National judgments.  When virtue is ruined and laid waste everything else will soon be ruined and laid waste too: When the land sins against Me, when vice and wickedness become epidemical, when the land sins by trespassing grievously, when the sinners have become very numerous and their sins very heinous, when gross impieties and immoralities universally prevail [as has long since been the case now in our own Nation; we have way out-sinned Sodom and Gomorrah], then will I stretch forth My hand upon it, for the punishment of it. [Ezek 14:12-23]

And so now, in March 2020, God has sent another, even more severe judgment…again this time upon our Nation and upon the entire Earth, in the form of Coronavurus…a Global Virus Pandemic…that our people would learn righteousness, repent, and turn back to God.  The Lord will cause you to lose your mind and strike you with fear and panic, blindness and confusion of mind and heart.  You will live in such fear that the sound of a leaf driven by the wind will send you fleeing.  Men’s hearts will fail them for fear, looking after those things which are coming upon the Earth. [Deut 28:28; Luke 21:26; Lev 26:36]  In this manner of judgment noted above, God has put into motion self-destruction; we are now literally destroying our own selves!  Never in the history of mankind have nations responded to a pandemic in such a fear-driven, irrational, and moronic way…and there have been plagues FAR worse than Coronavirus down through the ages!

This was a Nation founded under God, with a Constitution to protect our rights and  freedoms…especially the core freedom to worship without persecution.  But the leadership of this Nation decided to remove God from the entire fabric of society… continually and methodically.  God has therefore now brought severe judgment upon the Nation… much more far-reaching than just a virus.  He has caused our very foundational Constitution to be trampled upon and shredded!  The destruction of our Nation has already taken place with God’s withdrawal of His Holy Spirit.  We are witnessing it as it unfolds before our very eyes.  There is no more United States; every State does whatever it pleases…whatever seems good in their own eyes.  There is demagogue anarchy all the way down through the lowest levels of authority, even to HOA managements…Totalitarian despots who are usurping rule and authority as “little dictators” and completely trampling over and shredding our very foundational Constitution.  And now, just a few days ago, our Supreme Court has done even more evil in the sight of God.  In a truely devastating ruling, they have redefined “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”  This will be totally damaging to all Christian churches, organizations, and businesses; homosexual rights will now override religious freedom.  Going forward…it will be a criminal offense to refuse to hire, or to fire, or to close any job position within any organization to a homosexual or lesbian…including preschool, daycare, and church leadership…not to mention preaching from the pulpit what God clearly states about the sin of homosexuality being perverse, and an abomination in His sight.  America is a “Christmas tree” Nation, cut off from our roots in God, and dead.  We are watching as the needles continually dry up and fall off.

Christians across our Nation are called to stand steadfast and immovable with Christ.  We are called to pledge our allegiance to the Lamb…to be faithful and true no matter the cost.  Jesus said, “When the Son of Man returns, will He find any with unwavering faith on the Earth?” [Luke 18:8]  Let it be that we are among those counted part of the remnant that Jesus will turn to and say, “Yes…there is faith.”  I especially sense the need as a watchman to warn the people of God to prepare NOW for the severe persecution that will come upon each one of us…to count the cost, and be willing to pay the price, of standing steadfast and immovable with Christ.  We must not bow down to the tyrant’s golden image: Our God is able to deliver us from your fiery furnace, O king; but even if He chooses not to…even so, we will not serve your gods or bow down to the golden image you have set before us. [Dan 3:18]  We must not shrink back: My righteous one will live by faith.  And if he shrinks back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him. [Heb 10:38]  We must not compromise: Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.  But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. [Josh 24:15]

I believe that oftentimes the persecution will come suddenly and without warning upon an individual, and if we have not already prepared for it in advance, we will be taken by surprise and caught off guard…and tempted to bow down, shrink back, or compromise. Christians in the work environment and in their everyday social environment cannot remain silent in the presence of what God calls evil…to hear evil and remain silent would be to convey our agreement, or at least a lack of disagreement.  Bonhoeffer… renowned Pastor, theologian, and martyr in Nazi Germany…proclaimed that “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”  We cannot remain in association with any group or organization that practices, accepts, or encourages what God calls evil…to do so would be to convey our acceptance of such behavior.

This is what the Lord says: I brought hunger to every city and famine to every town.  But still you would not return to Me!  I kept the rain from falling when your crops needed it the most.  I sent rain on one town but withheld it from another.  Rain fell on one field, while another field withered away.  People staggered from town to town looking for water, but there was never enough.  But still you would not return to Me!  I struck your farms and vineyards with blight and mildew.  Locusts devoured all your fig and olive trees.  But still you would not return to Me!  I sent plagues on you like the plagues I sent on Egypt long ago.  I killed your young men in war and led all your horses away.  The stench of death filled the air!  But still you would not return to Me!  I destroyed some of your cities, as I destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.  Those of you who survived were like charred sticks pulled from a fire.  But still you would not return to me!  Therefore, I will bring upon you all the disasters I have announced.  Prepare to meet your God in judgment, O My people!  For the Lord is the One Who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals His thoughts to mankind.  He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the Earth.  The Lord God of Heaven’s Armies is His Name! [Amos 4:6-13]

ETERNAL PROVISION: GIFT OF MY HOLY SPIRIT.  Spiritual Maturity

My beloved child…the only way you can remain in My promised rest is by your unwavering child-like trust both in My Love for you and in My Sovereignty over all Creation, your unreserved child-like dependence upon the leading of My Holy Spirit, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to, and acceptance of, My will as the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be.  You are responsible to consciously and deliberately wait upon Me…to look off unto Me and listen for My voice. That is to be your life, **          **.  What My Spirit shows you to do, He will also enable you to do.  It is His work from beginning to end.  You are responsible to be obedient and participate in His work whenever He shows you to do so, and to cooperate with His Power at work in you…not to try doing His work on your own.

Don’t you understand, **          **…in your physical life, maturity is growth from the utter dependence of a baby to the complete independence and self-reliance of an adult.  In your spiritual life, however, maturity is growth from independence and self-reliance to utter dependency upon God.  He is most spiritually mature who lives a life of unreserved child-like dependence upon Me.  A baby is utterly helpless to provide for its physical needs; all (s)he can do is open his/her mouth and cry.  Unless there is someone who hears its cry and satisfies its needs, (s)he will surely die.  In the same manner, you are utterly helpless to provide for your spiritual needs.  All you can do is open your mouth and cry.  I am the One Who hears your cry and satisfies those needs.

My child, if you try to live a spiritual life in the power of your flesh…through reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…you will surely die spiritually.  Just as a baby cannot provide for its physical life, neither can you provide for your spiritual life.  Don’t you yet understand?  Your spiritual life cannot grow and mature by trying…only by crying out to Me, and trusting that I will hear your cry and satisfy your needs.  Like a newborn baby crying in its thirst…crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up into full spiritual maturity, now that you have tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord!

Beloved…that is why I made a New Covenant agreement with Mankind, and gave My Holy Spirit to dwell in you, to be the Power Who enables you to grow up into full spiritual maturity.  It is His work, not yours.  He Personally lives out the life of My Divine Son Jesus in you…Who is your Wisdom from God, as well as your Righteousness, your Sanctification, and your Redemption.  I put in you a new heart and a new spirit; I removed your stubborn heart of stone and replaced it with a tender, obedient heart.  And I put in you My Spirit, empowering you to obey My laws and live by My decrees. This is My covenant with you: “My Spirit, and these words I have given you, will never depart from you!”

It is Finished! The Holy Spirit was given as My Eternal gift to dwell in you…never to leave you, never to forsake you.  Embrace the life of My Divine Son Jesus that the Holy Spirit is Personally living out in you…a life of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial…giving Him free reign to do so.  Embrace the death of My Divine Son Jesus that the Holy Spirit is Personally working out in you, conforming you ever more deeply into the likeness of His death…death to sin and death to self…in order that you may thereby attain, more and more, to the power of the resurrection life of Christ Jesus My Son out from the dead.

Beloved…this is what it means to live your everyday life faithfully within the Holy of Holies: entrust your life and your everyday manner of living continually and unceasingly throughout each day entirely into My hands.  I assure you…I will lead you and guide you by My Holy Spirit!  Trust in Me with an unwavering child-like trust that…

  • My indwelling Holy Spirit will indeed Be All in you and Do All in you…will indeed place you where you are to be, lead you where you are to go, show you what you are to do to participate in His work, give you the thoughts to think and present, the words to speak or write.
  • In My will for your life and in the work I have given you to do…in the ministries I have given to you and their responsibilities…My indwelling Spirit will indeed enable you to fulfill your responsibilities in accordance with My plans, purposes, and will, and in a manner that is well-pleasing in My sight.
  • In every circumstance, event, and thing that is currently touching your life, and in all that I will yet allow to touch your life, My Spirit will indeed lead you and guide you, showing you how to respond and when.
  • In all things I allow to touch your life, My indwelling Spirit will indeed intervene in those affairs to Personally do whatever is beyond your human capabilities and capacities to do, in accordance with My Own plans, purposes, and will.
  • In all things I allow to touch your life, My indwelling Spirit will indeed Personally cause…or specifically, consciously, and deliberately allowresults, outcomes, and conclusions according to My Own good purpose, in accordance with My Own plans, purposes, and will.
  • The results, outcomes, and conclusions I bring about will indeed be the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be…and that I make all things work together for your good.
  • Therefore, it should not matter to you what these results, outcomes, and conclusions are, since that is for Me to consider and not for you. All that really matters is that you cooperate with My enabling grace to keep your heart lovingly and joyfully joined with My will.

Abba Father…I trust in You with an unwavering child-like trust; that is the all-prevailing attitude of my heart!  Child-like trust is the framework out of which everything in my life is determined…every action I take, every response to the things that touch my life, every word I speak, and every thought I think and present.  No matter what circumstance, event, or thing that takes place to touch my life, it passes through this all-prevailing, all-pervading, atmosphere of unwavering child-like trust in You, Father, and does not disturb my unruffled child-like rest.  It simply prompts me to turn to Your Holy Spirit in an unreserved child-like dependence for His direction as to how I am to respond.  Though storms in my life may be raging…a fierce tempest whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning turmoil…beneath the surface, in the depths of God, my heart is peaceful and calm, my soul is tranquil and unruffled!

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

 If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

He walks with me and He talks with me:

 

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