Will you listen to My Spirit when He speaks or will you just walk away? Many of My people hear My voice, the voice of truth, yet they decide to ignore what they hear. Some cannot hear, for they have stopped up their ears. Too many are focused upon themselves, what they want and desire. I say focus on Me. Focus on what I desire. For I have said, seek ye first My kingdom and My righteousness and ALL these things shall be added unto you. For unless you listen, you cannot go. How can I direct you paths unless you hear Me and follow My voice? So I say, humble yourself, submit to Me. Seek Me out and hear what My spirit is saying to you sayeth the Lord of hosts.
For where have you put your affections? Have you placed them upon Me? For I tell you, too many have set their affections on themselves, on their own desires, wants and needs. I have said, trust in Me with ALL your HEART, with all your mind and with all your understanding. I will direct your paths. Do not lean on your own understanding. Too many have become reliant upon their own understanding. They have set their affections upon the knowledge they have acquired, the people they know or the status they receive. I say to you, put down those idols. For that is what they have become. Cut them down, cast them away, return to Me. Set your affections on things above, on Me. For My heart is for you. For I look for those who desire and long for Me and seek Me out, who seek Me and Me alone sayeth the Lord of hosts.
As a believer steps into this higher level of relationship with God there may be less people to have communion with because God is filling a widening gap. That gap is made because people nurtured the spiritual growth of the believer until the believer matured spiritually. The believer may have been dependent on other people for their spiritual growth but come into a place where they are more mature spiritually. If the believer would have continued into a place where they only relied upon a person to feed them spiritually, the believer would have been possibly slowed in growth or far worse, become stagnant. Jesus said “follow Me” and Paul said “follow Me as I follow Christ.” We should learn from other brothers and sisters in Christ that speak by the Holy Ghost, but in addition to that we must use the Godly discernment that has been given to us through the Holy Spirit. The reason why God gave us discernment by the Holy Ghost is to be able to distinguish truth and lie and God will only have you with people who speak the truth by the Holy Ghost. When believers are in real relationship with God they do not need anybody to fill what only God can. God is the only friend anyone will ever need (“He sticks closer than a brother”,” He will never leave you nor forsake you.”) In this place of relationship with God it does not matter what people say, think, or do…All that matters is Jesus. Not many people live this way but everyone should. To be in this place one has to fill themselves with God’s word and spend intimate time with God in prayer, worship and communion. This place of relationship where He asks anything of you and you do it, is a wonderful covenant that is only available to those who are willing to lay down their life for Him (“take up your cross and follow Me.” ) Come choose today to give Him your life and be brought back to what Adam lost…relationship.
Matther 7:13-14 KJV Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Proverbs 18:24 KJV and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Hebrews 13:5 KJV for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
John 14:26 NKJV But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
1 John 2:27 GNV But that anointing which ye received of Him, dwelleth in you: and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and it is true and not lying, and as it taught you, ye shall abide in Him.
What? What do you think? Do you think you will be received and accepted by the world? Do you really want to? For if they hated Me they will hate you also. Why would you even try? Why try to be accepted by My enemy? Did you forget? To be friends with the world is to be My enemy! I tell you, choose to be accepted and received by Me. I say, count it all joy. Count it joy when they persecute and despise you. For they persecuted and despised Me first. Those who give their lives to Me are mine. The world knows them NOT. The world does not and cannot hear them. Yet, I know My sheep. Yes, I call them by name. So come to Me. Be pleasing and acceptable in My sight. For as you lay your life down, take up your cross and follow Me, I see you blameless, without reproach. I see you through the blood of Christ. Yes, I see you as My beloved bride sayeth the Lord of hosts.
Are you satisfied? Are you satisfied with where you are at? Are you happy with where you seem to be? For I have so much more for you. I have so much more I desire to take you into. I say to you, I am willing and able. Yet, I wait patiently upon you. For remember what My word says, seek ye first the kingdom of God and ALL these things shall be added unto you! Turn to Me and I’ll turn to you. For I tell you, those who hunger and thirst after Me will be filled. Not only filled but pressed down, shaken together and running over. I tell you, those who are satisfied are not moving forward. They are not moving in the direction I intended for them. They have become stagnant, old and began to stink. I say come, let Me move you. Let Me move in and through you. Allow Me to take you from glory to glory, from victory to victory and show forth who I am sayeth the Lord of hosts.
Have you been listening? Are your ears attentive? For I have spoken, I have spoken to your heart. I desire to speak to you as a friend, face to face. Will you listen? Will you wait on me? Will you be still and know I am God? Will you be still and know Me? There are too many who desire of Me, yet do not desire Me. They know of Me, yet refuse to know Me. I have said, My sheep know My voice and another’s they will not follow. So listen, listen to My still soft voice. Listen to what My spirit says. Allow Me to unstop your ears. For it is the humble heart that seeks to know Me. It is those who are broken before Me I use. They are the ones who dwell in My presence. So come, come unto Me. Let Me be to you a friend. Let Me be your king, your God. For I desire you. I have desired you from the foundation of the world, from before you were formed in the belly sayeth the Mighty Lord of hosts.
Why do you slumber? Have you slept? I say awaken O you sleeper! Let Me revive you and bring you forth. I say to you, sleep no more! For the time is at hand, the time is now. Step forth and come into the fullness of who you were designed to be. For I tell you, you have been called for this appointed time. Take up your full armor. Tread down the enemy. I am with you. I have created you to be mighty in Me, mighty in My name. For today is the day. Today is the day of salvation. Today is the day to begin, to live for Me. Today is the day to take ground and step over the enemy. Rise up I say! Rise up and be that conquer I have ordained you to be. Rise up and take the land I have promised you sayeth the Lord.
Let Me take you beyond the natural realm. Let Me take you to the supernatural. For I have said, the same works I do you will do also, yes, even greater works. Let Me take you into a realm of My spirit you have never experienced before. Let Me take you into a place of glory I have reserved just for you. I have intended and made you to walk in the spirit. You are to be in this world but not of it. To walk in the supernatural not the natural. To abide in My presence continually. So as you submit your life to Me, you allow Me to take you from glory to glory. You walk in victory to victory, always taking ground, always moving forward. So let Me take you up hither. Allow Me to take to you to the high ground, to ascend the hill of the most high, so you may dwell in My presence continually with Me sayeth the Mighty God of heaven and earth.
Let Me open your eyes! Let Me give you eyes to see that which is unseen. For lo, many walk around with blinders on, many walk with the veil of the flesh covering their faces. They cannot move forward into that which they do not see. They cannot move forward in the supernatural. Their faith is limited and disjointed. I say, allow Me to give you new eyes. Let Me give you the eyes of My spirit, so as you may see the unseen. That way you may step into and walk into the realm of faith. For when you see that which is unseen, you move towards that which is not as though it already is. For I am willing and ready, let Me give you new spiritual eyes to see. Ask and I’ll give to you. For you shall walk by faith and be led by My spirit into a new realm of who I am, into a new realm of who you were designed to be sayeth the Lord.
If a believer decides to really live for the Lord and seek to know God with all they are, they will soon find that it is a lonely road. As sad as it is, there are few who truly live a holy life devoted to the King. As a believer draws closer and closer to the Lord a lot of the people that they used to associate with aren’t nearly as drawn to hang around them. People that want to stay the same will be left behind while the believer who is growing will continue in an upward acceleration. The others who want to stay the same don’t find the same thing they related to before within the believer. Sadly, this is mostly true in other Christians. As you excel in your relationship with the Lord, other static and lukewarm Christians will be convicted and most likely repelled. Before the Holy Spirit was released to live in men, men were bound to the flesh. When Jesus was taken to be crucified and when the will of God was being fulfilled in Jesus, the disciples fled (Matthew 26:56). In this same manner as the will of God is fulfilled in the life of a believer, people that were previously involved in their life that are in the flesh will leave and no longer be of any support. The only people who will stick around and benefit your life are the ones who seek to know God just like you. Anyone who decides to seek the Lord with all they are, must decide what they want more…the approval of men or the approval of God. You cannot have both. Man’s approval (including self approval) is the way the majority of men live today. It is the broad way, the way that seems right unto a man that leads to destruction. God’s approval is the narrow way that leads to life and few there be that find it. We have to decide if we want God’s perfect will or if we want to live according to what we want. Many live according to what they want, few live according to God’s perfect will. Those few who live according to God’s perfect will, they are His holy bride. So, choose today, men or God.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Will you stop striving and just be? Stop striving in the flesh. Stop contending to be My child. For way too many are “working” on being My child. Either you are or you’re not. Have I not said, you are adopted? Have I not said, Christ is the first born of many brethren? I say, it is not about works. It is not about works of the flesh. I said, come to Me in faith. Come, rest in Me. Trust in My spirit to lead and to guide you. Just follow the leading of My Spirit. He will lead you. He will guide you. He will teach you all things. I say focus on Me. Focus on your relationship with Me and be, be My child. Do not forget, I correct those I love. So just trust Me. Allow Me to do the work and be My beloved child. For I love you so much sayeth the Lord.
Where have you placed your faith? Have you placed it in Me? Have you placed it in My word? Have you placed it in all I am? For many have placed their faith in other things, in other areas. For I have said, I have given EVERY man the measure of faith. Yet, much of it has been displaced. For I tell you, faith is the gas that drives the vehicle. Allow Me to build up your faith. For know this, the more you use, the more will be filled up inside of you. Just as the cruse of oil multiplied, faith will be poured out and multiplied. Just continue to use your faith. Use it in Me, in My word and in My spirit. For it pleases Me and gives Me great joy to see you walk in My faith sayeth the Lord.