I hear some of you saying "how long Lord?" And I would say also to you, how long? How long will you present your flesh to Me and expect Me to bless it? How long will you denigrate My Blood, yes, I say denigrate, watering down My Blood that you might add your works and your own form of righteousness to it? What? Has the sanctifying power of My Blood become such a common thing in your midst that you treat it so?
For in action and in word I see you choose your own brand of false religion over the grace My Blood stands for time and time again. Understand My Blood is spelled "grace," yes - G-R-A-C-E. But so many have lost the revelation and left the place of first love. Do you not know this is what I mean when I tell you to return to your first works? Return again to the revelation of grace inherent in My Blood. Cry out, yes repent and cry out to Me for a revelation of My grace to come again upon you.
And how will I demonstrate again to you My grace, that you might humble yourselves before Me and cleave to Me once again instead of your man-made religion? I will take what is weak and I will take what is foolish and I will take that which is base in the eyes of the world and in the eyes of the worldly religious spirit, and I will glorify Myself in your sight and in the sight of the world. And I will show My wisdom and I will demonstrate My power, for might and wisdom belong to Me, says the Lord.
Many in My Body believe they walk in wisdom, but I say to you it is not My wisdom, but a wisdom that belongs to the world. For which of you would send a child to speak to kings, and which of you would choose that which is despised and mocked to demonstrate power? If you would see My wisdom, look to Mary who anointed Me for My burial in the presence of many who were offended. And look to the sinner woman who wept over my feet because she was forgiven much, and therefore loved much. I tell you I delight to use the weak, the foolish and the base for My Kingdom's purposes. Yes I delight in them, as I delighted in that day. Know and understand these were chosen by Me, says the Lord, yes, MY choice!
And look to My Cross, yes look to My Cross, to see My wisdom. Is there anything more foolish, is there anything more despised, is there anything more base? Yet it was My choice, and with its wisdom was the evil one defeated.
And again I will choose the weak ones, the unclean and unwanted in the eyes of the world and the eyes of the worldly church, because that is MY wisdom, says the Lord. A humble and a contrite spirit I will not despise - though the world despise, I will NOT despise, but I will CHOOSE such vessels to glorify Me in the coming days. And you will see Me choose them time and time again because in such as these I AM glorified, and not the flesh of man.
And I tell you what I will not choose - I will not choose self-satisfied false piety. I will not choose those among you who have left your first love and have counted yourselves worthy, unless you repent and turn again to Me and embrace My undeserved grace, says the Lord. And I will come among you as a Rock of Offence and a Stumblingstone until you are no longer offended, but humbled and contrite, says the Lord.
You err, yes you err, and you grieve My Spirit, because you deny the sanctifying power of My Blood, the all sufficiency of My Blood, when you despise my broken vessels. Do you think you can add one drop of your own righteousness to these? Do you see how you insult My Blood and deny its power to sanctify? Is not this the spirit of antichrist? Do you think I will tolerate it in My church?
Let it be known that I will not! You will see Me war against this false spirit, for I am aroused against it, says the Lord. And you will see Me confound its wisdom with MY Wisdom, says the Lord. And you will see the demonstration of My mighty power and wisdom in my vessels of dishonour, says the Lord! And you will see Me victorious and conquering, says the Lord. Yes, you will see antichrist defeated and humiliated through my weak and foolish ones! I WILL have a people who are free in Me and who walk in the revelation and power of My grace, says the Lord.
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to proclaim the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, so that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of its power. For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe.
For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.
Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,in order that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."1 Cor. 1:17-32