July 31

When My judgments come upon the Earth…when I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or when I command locusts to devour the land…
[as is happening right now, as I post this, in East Africa.  Swarming in the trillions, they are destroying precious pastures and crops in what is considered the worst regional locust plague in decades, from Kenya through Ethiopia and Yemen, reaching as far as parts of northern India]…
or when I send a plague among my people…
[as is happening even now worldwide]…
the people of the world learn righteousness.  Be careful that you do not refuse to listen to the One Who is speaking to you even now.  For if the Israelites did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the Earthly messenger, who warned and divinely instructed them, revealing with heavenly warnings God’s will, how much less shall you escape if you reject the One Who warns and admonishes us from Heaven!  When God spoke from Mount Sinai His voice shook the Earth, but now He makes another promise: Once again I will shake not only the Earth but the heavens also.”  This means that all of Creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain.  Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us then be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe.  For our God is indeed a consuming fire! [Isa 26:10; Heb 12:25-29]

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

God is calling you, and desires to anoint you, to be part of His holy remnant.  Whether you are a pastor, a Christian leader, or a member of the congregation…this is what the Lord says: To the pastors I have placed in charge of My churches concerning your congregation and each individual member, write: This is the last call.  I have wooed you so many times.  This time, I say to you, in great love…there is a cost to an anointing; this is not a light, frivolous matter.  The anointing is not cheap.  If you say in your heart, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it,” if you pay the cost of the anointing, I’ll open doors for you, I’ll speak through you, and I’ll use you again like you have never conceived.  The church and any members of the congregation embracing My call will move in the Power of My Holy Spirit, and bring great glory to God!  The time of being pumped up is over.  I am tired of your solemn assembly’s, I’m tired of your sacrifices…they’re not from the heart.  Don’t miss what God is about to do.  The time has come; I need you, and I love you…but if you ignore this trumpet call…if you say in your heart, “We will not listen,” I am going to take your anointing.  You’re not going to have anything to say to anybody; you’re going to be dry.  You are going into the desert…I will love you there, and I will keep you in My care, but you can’t go with Me, and I won’t go with you.  Let My Holy Spirit open your heart, and say from the depths of your being, “God, once again, use Your church; use Your child.  Now…not another time…tonight, let something in my heart respond to Your call.”

Just as God raised up a remnant of just 1% of all the men Gideon had marshaled to fight against the Midianites, even so there is a holy remnant whom God is raising up for Himself in these Last Days…a Godly remnant of the 1% of His children who will not bow down, who will not shrink back, who will not compromise, who will remain steadfast and immovable in their commitment to follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes.  God’s holy remnant is called to life of self-sacrifice and self-denial.  You cannot become My holy remnant without being willing to sacrifice your desire for anything and everything you own.  Obedience is what characterizes the life of My child… obedience continually and unceasingly day and night.  You are called to a life of obedience.   Obedience is better than sacrifice; rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as evil as worshiping idols. [1 Sam 15:22,23]

Blessed Jesus…in that glorious coming Day, every eye will see You, even those who pierced You, and all the peoples of the Earth will mourn because of You. [Rev 1:7]

WHY DO I EXIST?  Because there is an Eternal God Who exists.

The framework for understanding our existence begins with fully embracing in my heart why the Eternal God of the universe Personally formed me in my mother’s womb.

God’s framework in creating Mankind:

  • Eternal Reason: I have loved you with an everlasting Love.
  • Eternal Purpose: I made you for Myself.
  • Eternal Plan: I know the plans I have for you.
  • Eternal Promise: I have prepared a promised rest for My children.
  • Eternal Provision: The Gift of My Son; The Gift of My Holy Spirit.

Since the Eternal Purpose for my existence is to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship, how do I enter into this relationship?  Jesus answered that question in His response to Nicodemus, I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. 

Jesus has clearly stated, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  The only way to the Father is through Me.  Jesus said to Martha, I Myself am the Resurrection and the Life.  Anyone who lives their life believing in Me, though dying a physical death like everyone else, will never actually die at all but will rise to an eternal life together with Me in Heaven.  Do you believe this?  Yes, Lord, she replied, I do believe that You are Christ the Messiah, the Son of God, Whom God promised was to come into the world, fulfilling Your promised coming the world has long awaited.

He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.  He came to that which was His Own, but His Own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God…children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. [John 1:10-13]

“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if You had been here, my brother would not have died.  But I know that even now God will give You whatever You ask.”  Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”  Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.  Do you believe this?”  “Yes, Lord,” Martha replied, “I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, Who was to come into the world.” [John 11:21-27] 

Jesus answered Thomas, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.  If you really knew Me, you would know My Father as well.  From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.”  Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”  Jesus answered: “Don’t you know Me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time?  Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father.  How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me?  The words I say to you are not just My Own.  Rather, it is the Father, living in Me, Who is doing His work.  Believe Me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.” [John 14:6-12]

Abba Father, You are enthroned as the Holy One; You are my praise!  In You our fathers put their trust!  They trusted You, and You delivered them!  They cried out to You, and they were saved!  They trusted in You, and were not disappointed!  I declare Your Holy Name to my brothers and sisters; in the congregation I praise You!  All you who reverence our Father, praise Him!  All my praise shall be of You in the great assembly, Father; I fulfill my vows before those who reverence You!  The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek You will praise You, Father!  May their hearts live forever!  All the ends of the Earth will remember and turn to You, Father!  All the families of the nations will bow down before You, for dominion belongs to You and You rule over the nations, Father!  All the rich of the Earth will feast and worship You!  All who go down to the dust…those who cannot keep themselves alive…will kneel before You!  Posterity will serve You, Father; future generations will be told about You!  They will proclaim Your righteousness to a people yet unborn, for You have done it!
My soul praises You, Father!  My spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for You are mindful of the humble estate of Your servant!  From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One does great things for me…Holy is Your Name!  Your mercy extends to those who regard You with awe-filled reverence and respect, from generation to generation!  You perform mighty deeds with Your arm!  You scatter those who are proud in their inmost thoughts!  You bring down rulers from their thrones but lift up the humble!  You fill the hungry with good things but send the rich away empty!  You have helped Your servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as You said to our fathers!

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.”

 Some through the water:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZwUhipsWOo

 

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