That is what we are when we are in Christ Jesus. It has been an immense blessing to be freed by the Spirit to once again be able to connect with others who are 'lovers of Jesus Christ.' Not that I haven't tried these many years, but there is no fellowship with those whose hearts are hardened, who think they already have all the answers. We have all been given glimpses and insights into the mysteries of those things that are even now coming upon this earth.
Only God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, can bring 'HIS BODY' together. The things, which God has quickened to me in the past five years, have been the little things. He has not revealed the monumental blueprints of the full restoration of all things, but my/our daily walk. He has emphasized over and over that HE and HE alone is the firm foundation on which we can stand. Multitudes 'believe' that they are standing on the rock of ages, because that is what their leaders have told them. But in reality their footing is on the shifting sands. Without a true revelation of WHO God is, without coming into 'right standing with God,' we are at the mercy of the deceptions that are everywhere. OUR RELATIONSHIP with God will determine whether we stand or fall in the coming days.
There are many prophesying fearsome things. Some of these are the Lord's warnings to us, some are the vain imaginations of men's hearts. We must all understand what Paul was speaking of when he said:
Eph 4:13, 14 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
There is a reason that God has pulled some out before hand. There is a divine purpose in the wilderness walk. It is to do a work in the hearts of those whom HE has called and chosen. At the same time, we all have been given a free will. We can choose to lay down our life (die to self and live by the Spirit), or we can resist the Spirit's dealings in our hearts and minds. I have often pondered - Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen. We are not called and chosen because of some wonderful quality that we possess. We have nothing to do with this calling. It is all God.
Because of the things that we see taking place in the world around us at this time. Because of the stirring of the Spirit within our hearts, I feel a word of caution is warranted. I feel in my spirit, that we must be very cautious not to allow our flesh to get caught up in what God is doing, both within our own hearts, as well as in the world around us. It is important not only to realize, but also to remember at all times, that the work God is doing is that which the prophets of old longed to see. It is bigger than our minds can even comprehend. At times our spirits will rejoice within us, even while our understanding isn't quite sure why.
This is the last generation; the end of the Church age is upon us. Now is the time to let go of everything that we have been taught by men, all of the doctrinal interpretations and traditions we have inherited. Each one of us are just one cell in an entire body. We are not in charge. We are not all-knowing and all-seeing. At the same time, as long as we remain united with our Lord and Savior, as long as we are walking by the Spirit and not by the flesh, we will have all that we need to know when we need it. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Now is the time to PREPARE. We must keep our focus on Jesus, nothing else. Not the trials, not the misery and suffering around us, not the desperate needs, but remain steadfastly focused on the LORD in the midst of total chaos. He is doing a work within us, not just for our benefit, but that we might be equipped to answer when He calls. It is crucial that He be able to trust us not to become puffed up when He begins to use us to minister to this lost and dying world. To be used of God in these last days does not require attending seminarys and the schools of men. It requires willingly walking through the fiery trials that are appointed for each one of us. We can fully trust that we shall be tried, and tested, to see if we will serve God or not. Just as those saints of old whose accounts we read in God's Word. If your entire world is turned upside down and inside out, rejoice that God loves you enough to put you through His testing beforehand. 1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
For very soon, God's judgement is coming to those who have not heeded His call to come out beforehand. There will be multitudes that will be looking for answers, when the beliefs that they were clinging to turn to ashes in their hands. In addition, there are many who have come out of organized religion, only to be entrapped in prison houses outside the Church. We must be aware that at every step along the way, the enemy will continue to attempt to seduce and lead astray by any avenue available. Anything in our heart that has not been laid on the altar, anything that we still love and cling to outside of Christ, is an avenue or opening for deception to creep in. We must guard our hearts diligently!
When the shaking and the fire come, multitudes are going to need the help of those who have already overcome. They are not going to understand when those things in which they had placed their trust and confidence crumble and are burned up.
Rev 3:18, 19 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
We are given multitudes of direction in the WORD, but it takes the guidance of the SPIRIT to come to understanding;
Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
I am the least of all those called, but my heart is to know God, and to walk in all that He desires for my life. I pray that in some measure, these things shared will be an encouragement to others, that we might all be filled with the fullness of God, and as is written in Phi 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.