Shall a trumpet be blown in the city and the people not be alarmed and tremble? Shall disaster or evil come to a city and the Lord has not caused it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing without warning you through His servants the prophets. I, the Sovereign LORD, have now done this. [Amos 3:6-7]
Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled! She obeys no one; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God. Its leaders are like roaring lions hunting for their victims. Its judges are like ravenous wolves at evening time, who by dawn have left no trace of their prey. Her prophets are arrogant liars seeking their own gain; they are treacherous men. Her priests profane the sanctuary and do violence to the law. Even so, the Lord within her is righteous; He does no wrong. Morning by morning He dispenses His justice, and every new day He does not fail. Yet the wicked, without conscience and without shame, persist in doing evil. I, the Lord, have wiped out many nations, devastating their fortress walls and towers. Their streets are now deserted; their cities lie in silent ruin. There are no survivors…none at all. I thought, Surely they will have reverence for Me now! Surely they will listen to My warnings and accept My discipline and correction. Then I won’t need to strike again, destroying their homes nor visit all my punishments upon her. But no, they get up early to continue their evil deeds! Therefore earnestly wait for Me, says the Lord, for the day when I rise up to the attack as accuser and judge. For My decision and determination and right it is to gather the nations together, to assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them My indignation, even all the heat of My fierce anger; for in that day all the Earth shall be consumed with the fire of My jealous anger! [Zeph 3:1-8] How true is the ancient saying, Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat! “Those whom God is determined to destroy, he first infatuates”… causes them to act with utter idiocy in all their counsels and measures. [taken from Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on Deut 28:28]
I stand in awe of the One Who will be coming back into this world once again, no longer as the Lamb of God but this time as the Lion of Judah, clothed in all of Your Majesty, and Glory, and Power…to assume Your role and to begin Your reign on Earth as the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. Beloved…be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit! Be alertly waiting for your master’s return from the wedding feast, so you may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those whom the master finds ready when he comes. You also, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect! [Acts 1:10; Rev 1:8; 17:14; Luke 12:35-37, 40]
ETERNAL PROMISE: MY PROMISED REST. Embracing God’s Promised Rest
Beloved child…My eternal purpose for your existence is for you to be joined together with Me in a Sacred Covenant relationship…a deep and intimate personal relationship. This is the deepest desire of My heart. Your highest privilege as a soul created in My image and likeness is to enter into this relationship and become My son/daughter…a child of the Most High God! You enter into My eternal purpose for you through being born into the spiritual realm by supernatural means…that is, by being born anew of the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit comes upon you, and the Power of the Most High overshadows you. You are thereby born again of the Spirit, and become a child of the Most High God: [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/]. I Myself am your Father.
You have entirely fulfilled My purpose for your existence by coming away with Me to our trysting place faithfully every day, where we can just be alone to commune together. The most intense desire of My heart is that you would look forward with an unclouded child-like carefree joy to spending this time together with Me. It is there during our times together that I pour all of My Blessedness and all of My Goodness into you, where we have intimate fellowship together, where I reveal Myself ever more deeply to you and become ever more one with you, even as We are One with One Another in Our Blessed Holy Trinity. My desire is that you abide with Me in My unclouded Presence throughout all the days of your life on Earth, and thereafter with Me in Heaven for all eternity.
My child…I Myself have prepared a promised rest for you. No matter what storms of life may be raging…a fierce tempest, whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning, turmoil…beneath the surface, in the depths of God, all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled. In the shadow of the Almighty, you will find an unruffled child-like rest for your soul. This is your birth-right as My son/daughter. The Eternal Power of the Blood of My Divine Son Jesus has guaranteed and secured your eternal access into the Heavenly Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies…into My unclouded Presence and My promised rest. The way into My promised rest is so simple, a child can understand it. It is so simple, though, that only a child can embrace it and enter in. Anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.
Christ Jesus My Son has dedicated the way, by Personal example, for you to follow in His footsteps into My promised rest. You must walk along the Path He walked; it is the Path of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial, death to sin and death to self. It is there in Gethsemane’s Garden that you find the Path that leads up to the Gate, which opens into the Heavenly Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies…into My unclouded Presence. It is the only Path that leads up to the Gate, which bears on its header the inscription THY WILL BE DONE. No one can pass through until they first surrender their own free will there to the Gate-keeper. Beloved…you walk along that Path and enter through that Gate solely and only by faith. The way into My promised rest is through your unwavering child-like trust in Me, your unreserved child-like dependence upon Me, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to, and acceptance of, My will.
My promised rest is there for you to enter, but your ancestors who first heard this good news failed to enter because of their unbelief. When God swore in His wrath and indignation, “They will never enter the land where I would have given them rest”…of whom was He speaking? He was speaking of those whom Moses led out of Egypt and then rebelled. We see, then, that they were not able to enter the land, because they did not believe. God’s rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because of their unbelief. So God set another time for entering His rest, and that time is Today. God announced this through David much later in the words already quoted: “Today when you hear His voice, don’t harden your hearts.” There is a special rest still waiting for My children. My deepest desire is for you to enter into My promised rest; do not fail as they did because of their lack of faith.
Jesus and His disciples were in their boat, heading across to the other side of the lake. Suddenly, a strong wind blew up, and the waves began to spill over into the boat, so that it was about to fill with water. Jesus was in the back of the boat, sleeping with His head on a pillow. The disciples woke Him and said, “Teacher, don’t You care that we are about to die?” Jesus stood up and commanded the wind, “Be quiet!” And He said to the waves, “Be still!” The wind died down, and there was a great calm. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Why are you frightened? Do you still have no faith?”
Wherefore, My beloved child, having now boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies by the Blood of Christ Jesus My Son, by the way which He dedicated for you, a new and living way to God through the veil, that is to say, through the veil of your flesh…do not hesitate then to draw nigh in fullness of faith; continually abide here with Me in the fullness of faith. Those who abide in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
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: