Speak to My people and tell them that IN SPITE OF their pasts and all that has gone wrong~~IN SPITE OF attacks~violations to them~sorrows and failures, still, I remember they are but dust and I will cause this dust to be changed~transformed, to serve Me and worship Me and love Me to the full. Only submit yourselves to be in My loving Presence~basking in My loving Presence~waiting before Me, bowing before Me, putting me first in all you do. I love you and I will never stop loving you.
Know that I am preparing you for the dark days ahead~for persecution~for unexpected and sudden trials so that you can stand strong in the evil day and stand with Me. But you must know Me deeply and intimately in order to stand in a right spirit regarding Me and your enemies and all new, surprising situations.
Remember, you are not here to serve yourself or anyone else’s flesh. You are here to serve Me with your love and devotion and thereby shine in the midst of a dark and perverse generation. You are here to be My salt and light. You are here for My purposes. Trust Me~walk in My patience and thereby save your soul. Walk in My faith for your own will not stand. Trust Me in all and worship Me through it all, even if no one else sees you or acknowledges you or understands that you are indeed worshipping the true and living God!
Excerpt from series by Philip Enlow of http://www.midcry.org
“It may sound strange to some but the gospel message is focused on God’s purpose and NOT on man’s needs and desires. That doesn’t mean that He is uncaring or unconcerned about our needs. Not at all. It just means that we need to see everything in the light of His revealed purpose and not what we think we need and want. He created us in His image (Genesis 1:27). He must have had a reason. He must have had something particular in mind in so endowing us.”
My prayer~~–Let me be one of the sincere seekers; let me be one of the humble seekers; let me be one of your truly repentant ones; let me be one of your true worshippers!
My Note:–Through being a true and sincere seeker of God, repentant and worshipful, will come fullness of joy and peace and love. The Living God and only the Living God prescribes what is best for He knows the beginning and the ending. He only the Alpha and the Omega. We do NOT know better and we must live each new day as though we do NOT know better than Our Redeemer, Savior, and Lord. His prescriptions for our lives are the Best! He IS as near as your mouth.
FOR YOUR MEDITATION~~
Notice the principles in Lev. 26 as well as:
And yet in spite of this, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Chronicles 16:27
Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
1 John 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
5 Let your way of life be without the love of money, being satisfied with the things which are at hand; for He Himself has said, “I shall by no means give you up, neither by any means shall I abandon you”. (Recovery Version)
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
2 Timothy 3:1
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
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 honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
1 Peter 5:9
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
In your patience possess ye your souls. (possess–keep intact, acquire)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.