BLESSINGS OF FAITH
Everyone who overcomes by means of their faith…
- I will give the right to eat the fruit from the tree of life that grows in the Garden paradise of God.
- will in no way be harmed by the second death. Therefore, remain faithful, even to the point of death, and I will reward you with the crown of life.
- I will give to eat some of the hidden manna of Heaven. I will also give you a white stone with a new name engraved on it, known only to the one who receives it.
- and remains obedient to My will to the very end, I will give authority and power over the nations. Your authority and power over them shall be like that which I Myself have received from My Father.
- will walk in fellowship with Me, arrayed in garments dazzling and white. I will never blot out your name from the Book of Life, but will acknowledge you as Mine, and openly confess your name in the Presence of My Father and His angels.
- I will make a pillar in the Sanctuary of My God. Never again will you leave it. I will write on you the name of My God and you will be a citizen in the city of My God… the new Jerusalem…which will come down out of Heaven from My God; I will also write on you My Own new name.
- I will give the privilege to sit beside Me on My Throne, just as I Myself overcame and am now seated beside My Father on His Throne.
ETERNAL PROVISION: Gift of My Holy Spirit
Abba Father, You have shown me clearly, beyond the shadow of any doubt… Satan has no power, no authority whatsoever, to touch my physical possessions, my physical body nor to touch my life. Generally, he is permitted to attack my mind and my thoughts. He attempts to distract me from what You have given me to do, Father;
he attempts to discourage me with his lies, desiring to shipwreck my faith;
he attempts to draw me away from the Holy of Holies, where he can effectively entice me with the evil desires of my own heart.
These are three  things Satan has no power or authority to touch…
- My possessions…The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he [Job] has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” [Job 1:12]
Job proclaimed, I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I shall have nothing when I die. The Lord gave me everything I have, and they were His to take away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. [Job 1:21];
- My physical body…“Skin for skin!” Satan replied. “A man will give all he has for his own life. But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face.”
The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.” [Job 2:4-6]
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. [1 Cor 6:19-20]
- My physical life…The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.” [Job 2:4-6]
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life. [Job 33:4]
The work of Satan…what he endeavors to do, is to…
- Fill my mind and my thoughts with distractions, so as to lead me to wander away from focusing on the work my Father has given me to do…the ministries He has given me, along with their responsibilities;
- Fill my mind and my thoughts with deceptions, so as to mislead me with lies and counterfeit leadings of the Spirit, so as to shipwreck my faith or lead me along the wrong path;
- Draw my heart away from the Holy of Holies with attractions and affections that compete with my attraction to my Lord, and my affection for Him. He knows that if he can lead my heart to wander from the safety and security of my Father’s unclouded Presence, he can then entice me with the evil desires of the sin-enslaved nature of my own heart.
Abba Father…Satan prowls about like a roaring lion in this manner, with these objectives, seeking those whom he may devour. My heart is so prone to wander, my mind and my thoughts so prone to wander. Father…hold me close in Your loving arms and embrace my heart…hold me close to Your bosom, that I might not wander away from You. Watch over me, protect me, and keep me safe. I am safe and secure when I am abiding with You in Your unclouded Presence in the Holy of Holies. The work of Satan is to draw me away from the safety and security of the Holiest, and then to entice me with the evil desires of my own sin-enslaved human nature. Once I am seduced by my evil desires [as was Eve], those evil desires conceive, and give birth to sin. If I continue on in sin until [that] sin reaches maturity, then sin gives birth to spiritual death…death to my usefulness to God because of the consequences of that sin/death [as with Sampson]. [James 1:14-15]
My beloved child…give Me your heart, and let your eyes keep to My ways. Listen, My son/daughter, and be wise; keep your heart on the right path. If your heart is wise, then My heart will be glad! **(your name)**, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to My words and do not let them out of your sight. Keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to your whole body. Above all else, My child, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life; it influences everything you do!
Abba Father…when I received Christ Jesus Your Son into my heart, to be joined together with Him in a Sacred Covenant relationship, I solemnly vowed to have and to hold Him above all others, and above all else this world has to offer, as the choicest, most precious treasure of my heart. There must not be anyone, or anything, that competes with my attraction to my Lord.
I love the house where You live, Precious Lord…the place where Your Glory dwells. How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord God Almighty! My soul yearns…even pines and is homesick…for Your courts; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to You, the living God! I find my home and my resting place in the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered in the arms of my God. Whom have I in Heaven but You, Father? And Earth has nothing I desire besides You.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!” [Matt 13:44-46; 6:21]
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng. I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple! [Ps 42:4; 122:1; 27:4]
Better is one day in Your courts, Lord, than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked! For the Lord my God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless! O Lord Almighty…blessed is the man who trusts in You! [Ps 84:10-12]
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Since, then, you have been raised up with Christ, set your heart on the rich eternal treasures that are above, in the Heavenly realms, where Christ My Son is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind and your thoughts on the things of Heaven and the spiritual realm, and not on the things of the Earth and the physical realm. For you died in union with Christ My Son, and have been raised up together with Him into newness of life; your new life is hidden now with Christ Jesus in Me. When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also shall appear with Him in Glory! [Prov 4:23; Col 3:1-4]
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world… the cravings of sinful Mankind, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does…comes not from the Father but from the world. [1 John 2:15-16]
Abba Father…it is good to praise You, and to make music to Your Holy Name, Blessed Most High! It is good to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night! For You make me glad by Your wonderful deeds! I sing for joy at the works of Your hands! How great are Your works, Father, how profound Your thoughts! My Father and my God, You are exalted forever!
Be exalted above the heavens, Father! Let Your glory be above all the Earth! My heart is steadfast, Father, my heart is steadfast! I sing and make music! Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I awaken the dawn! All praise among the nations belongs to You, Father; I sing of You among the peoples! For great is Your love, reaching to the heavens! Your faithfulness reaches to the skies! Be exalted above the heavens, Father! Your Glory is above all the Earth! Hallelujah!
Brothers and sisters in Christ…
This is where I stand. I don’t know why God has been exhorting me to continually warn the brethren to be prepared with a supply of food, necessities, and provisions…but I am not giving up my own provisions at this point in time. I am holding on, and I will wait and see what takes place. And so I continue to encourage you…make provision for the physical sustenance of your family and yourself [refer to https://preservechristianfamily.org/2017/02/26/brace-yourself-prepare/]. A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep on going, and suffer for it. [Proverbs 22:3]
The Lord always warns His holy remnant beforehand, so that they will always be prepared and never taken by surprise like the unbelievers and the lukewarm. Make provision for yourself and your family materially, spiritually, and emotionally NOW for what the Lord is warning will take place so as to not be overwhelmed by a severe scarcity of goods, and thereby spiral into debilitating emotional depression!
You need to be prepared and available as a minister of the Lord to a dying world: Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the Word of life. [Phil 2:14-16] We have been raised up by the Lord for such a time as this!
I still hold to the Spirit’s words of warning: “Brace yourself, and tell others that I have warned them to brace themselves, for they are about to see even more shocking things. Ready or not, Nation, here it comes! Brace yourself on My Word and on My promises, and do not rely on your own strength. Do not stop bracing yourselves, and don’t look back; the storm will not pass until I, the Lord, stop the storm! Those who refuse to get ready will be wanting in the end.”
But if the watchman sees the danger coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people, and the sword comes and takes the life of even one of them, that one will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood. [Ezek 33:6]
Lord God Almighty, as Your watchman I have been solemnly fulfilling the responsibility You have given me in sounding the alarm to warn Your people; there will be no blood on my hands.
Come, My people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the Lord’s wrath has passed by. For behold, the Lord is coming out of His Heavenly Sanctuary to punish the inhabitants of the Earth for their iniquity. The Earth also will disclose the blood shed upon her, and the ground will no longer hide those who have been murdered…63 million unborn children slaughtered in cold-blooded murder…and conceal her guilt. They will be brought out for all to see. [Isa 26:20-21]
We are encouraged, though, to keep our own integrity in times of common apostasy, that, if we do so, we shall be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.
There is a holy remnant whom God is raising up for Himself in this Last Day of the Lord…a Godly remnant 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 a life of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial…to walk along the path that Christ Jesus dedicated for us, and to follow in His footsteps as our forerunner. You cannot become part of My holy remnant without being willing to sacrifice your desire for anything and everything you own.
Friends, brothers and sisters, this is our Lord’s exhortation…
Arise My bride, and prepare to pray:
- Pray to strengthen the backbone of the Church. The current ongoing persecution of the Church and of Christians is going to escalate exponentially; it is going to get MUCH WORSE.
- Pray for the cleansing of the corruption in the Church. God is going to expose and purge corruption within His Church, and separate the wheat from the chaff…separate His True church from the apostate churches that no longer belong to Him. He is going to expose false prophets and teachers, and wolves dressed in sheep clothing pretending to be shepherds.
- Pray for a Great Harvest: It is a call to preach the gospel to everyone, everywhere; God will use His holy remnant to seek and to save the lost. There will be a great harvest of souls in these Last Days. Jesus said to them, “Go throughout the whole world and preach the good news of the Gospel to everyone, everywhere. With My authority, take this message of repentance to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to Me. [Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47]
And now, Lord God Almighty…bring rains to our drought-stricken lives, so that those who sow in tears, invoking the Lord of the Harvest, will reap with songs of Joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying bountiful sheaves from the harvest with him! [Ps 126:3-6] Hallelujah!
Arise My bride, and prepare for battle. There is going to be severe Satanic, demonic attacks against God’s holy remnant of committed, uncompromising, steadfast Christians, pastors, and leaders [not the lukewarm], and against marriages, families, and children in these coming days! There is going to be severe attacks and intense persecution coming from pretending “Christians” within the church, against pastors who preach the uncompromised Word of God. For the time is coming when people will not tolerate sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching for something self-pleasing and gratifying, they will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. [2 Tim 4:3-5]
Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short. [Rev 12:12]
Arise My bride, and prepare to see My Face. Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
“Behold”, says the Lord Jesus in His last warning for the last opportunity offered to mankind to be among His redeemed, “I come for the last time like a thief in the night to gather those who would be among the elect! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, in watchfulness, prayer and readiness for the summons when it comes, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed, eternally without remedy.”
ENDURE TO THE END
I am coming quickly. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will deprive you of your crown. Everyone who overcomes by means of their faith…I will make a pillar in the Temple of My God. Never again will you leave it,
**__________**. I will write on you the Name of My God and the name of the city of My God…the new Jerusalem…which is coming down out of Heaven from My God. And I will also write on you My Own new Name.
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.”