“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
MANY OF MY CHILDREN ARE TAKING THE NEWS OF THE DEVOURING LION WITH A BLASE ATTITUDE! MOST ARE INDIFFERENT AND UNMOVED. YOUR CALLING IS TO CARE ABOUT THE SOULS OF MEN AND TO PRAY A WALL OF PROTECTION ABOUT THEM. YOU CANNOT BATTLE SATAN UNLESS YOU FIRST BELIEVE SATAN IS BENT UPON DESTRUCTION, LYING, DECEIVING, ROBBING, ETC. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO DETECT HIS WORK AND WORDS AND THEN SPIRITUALLY PRAY TO BRING HIM DOWN AND RESIST HIS ADVANCES. HE IS ATTACKING FAMILIES, THE UNINFORMED, AND THE CHILDREN OF GOD IN AN UNPRECEDENTED DISPLAY OF HIS POWER. “Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world” (1 Peter 5:9).
YOU ARE TO PRAY INTO MY KINGDOM THOSE WHO ARE BEING TEMPTED TO “PET THE LION.” I HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU MY JUDGMENT IS BEGINNING AT THE HOUSE OF THE LORD. ARE YOU LIKE THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS WHOSE “LOVE” FOR ME WAS NO LONGER FERVENT OR THE MOTIVATING POWER OF THEIR DAILY LIFE? HAVE YOU BECOME LIKE THE CHURCH OF LAODICEA WHO WAS ONLY LUKEWARM? “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ — and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:15-17).
I AM CALLING A CHURCH FORTH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE, “That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:26-27). JUDGMENT WILL PRODUCE CLEANSING AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. MY CALLED ONES, SENT FORTH TO BE MY WITNESSES, WILL PRESENT TO THE WORLD A LOVING SAVIOR WHO HAS PRODUCED RIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM. IN ORDER TO PRESENT CHRIST TO THE WORLD OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS AND EVIL, YOU MUST BE HOLY AND PERFECTED THROUGH MY SPIRIT. IF YOUR CHARACTER AND DEMEANOR REPRESENTS THE SAME FLESHLY ACTIONS AS THE WORLD, THEY WILL SCOFF AND TURN THEIR BACK ON YOUR FLESHY REPRESENTATION OF CHRIST. YOU DON’T RECEIVE PERFECTION WITHOUT A CLEANSING AND PURIFYING FIRE. REJOICE IN YOUR CHASTENING BECAUSE I AM TREATING YOU AS SONS. “If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons” (Hebrews 12:7-8).
“AWAKE FROM YOUR SLEEP, ARISE FROM THE DEAD, AND CHRIST WILL GIVE YOU LIGHT” (Ephesians 5:14). WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT, CALLED TO EXPOSE THE DARKNESS AND LEAD THOSE IN DARKNESS TO THE LIGHT. MY WORD DECLARES: “It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves” (Romans 14:21-22). DO NOT LET YOUR GOOD BE SPOKEN OF AS EVIL. IF YOU ARE GRIEVEING OTHERS BY YOUR WALK AND TALK YOU ARE NO LONGER WALKING IN LOVE. REMEMBER, MY CHILDREN, MY WORD DECLARES “For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:7-8). YOUR LIVES ARE EITHER AN EXAMPLE FOR GOOD OR EVIL, OR THEY EXEMPLIFY CHRIST OR SATAN.
YOU ARE TELLING THE WORLD HOW IMPORTANT CHRIST IS TO YOU BY YOUR SUBMISSION TO CHRIST AND THE WORKINGS OF SANCTIFICATION WITHIN YOU. YOU ARE TO BE RE-CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF CHRIST AND YOU ARE CALLED TO DESTROY THE EVIL WORKS OF SATAN. YOUR EYES MUST BE OPENED TO THE FACT THAT “MANY” ARE WALKING THE BROAD-WAY THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION AND YOU SHOULD LOVE AND CARE FOR THEIR SOULS. HEAR MY WORD: “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
MOST OF THE WORLD IS ON THE “BROAD-WAY” AND THEY ARE LEFT VULNERABLE TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR SOUL AND THEIR LIVES. MANY DO NOT DETECT SATAN’S HAND OF DESTRUCTION IN THEIR LIFE! ONLY MY TRUTH WILL SET THEM FREE. THEY MUST BE BORN OF MY SPIRIT TO BE SAVED FROM THEIR SIN AND BE BORN INTO MY FAMILY. “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And, I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works” (Revelation 20:11-13).
DEARLY BELOVED, THIS ROARING LION IS NO “PUSSY CAT!” DO NOT JOIN HIM IN HIS PURSUITS OR MISTAKENLY THINK HE IS YOUR FRIEND AND CAN BE TAMED. HE CAN APPEAR AS AN ANGEL OF LIGHT AND IF HE CAN FOOL YOU, HE WILL DEVOUR YOU. I AM THE FATHER OF ALL GOODNESS, WISDOM, AND MERCY. SATAN DESIRES TO BECOME THE FATHER OF ALL THAT WILL EMBRACE HIM. HIS DESCRIPTION IS: “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me” (John 8:44-45).
MY WORD DECLARES: “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-5)” THIS IS THE WORLD’S CONDITION! BARREN OF VIRTUE AND CARRIED AWAY WITH VICES! MY CHILDREN, IF ANY OF THOSE WORDS DESCRIBE YOU, FLEE TO THE GOD OF YOUR SALVATION, CHRIST JESUS THE LORD. BE FORGIVEN AND WASHED IN HIS BLOOD WHILE YOU HAVE TIME TO PREPARE FOR MY COMING.
IF YOU ALLOW “PLEASURE” TO RULE YOU, IT WILL BECOME YOUR GOD AND YOU WILL LEAVE YOUR FIRST LOVE. “Now ‘If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?’” (1 Peter 4:18). ANY CHILD OF GOD WHO PUTS ANOTHER GOD BEFORE CHRIST WILL PAY DEARLY FOR THEIR SIN. SATAN WILL ATTACK THROUGH EVERY BREAK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD AND ROB YOU OF YOUR FAITH AND CLOSE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM. YOU WILL BE STRIPPED OF YOUR JOY AND OVERCOMING POWER. “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp stand from its place — unless you repent” (Revelation 2:4-5). IF YOU ALLOW YOUR FIRST LOVE FOR ME TO DETERIORATE, YOUR LOVE WILL LOSE ITS FERVENCY AND POWER. YOU WILL BE LEFT WITH A SPIRITUAL VOID WHICH WILL TURN INTO A DEAD RELIGIOUS ORTHODOXY.
My prayer: Dear Lord and Savior, I repent of filling my life with desires and pleasures which have little or nothing to do with you. I have forgotten who I am—a child of god, bought with a price! I am not my own anymore, I belong to you. I have given my time to pleasing myself instead of pleasing you. Send your Holy Spirit to lead me into your presence. I want to pray Your prayers, think Your thoughts, and do Your work. I have not spent time in praying for those who are trying to find You or showing them the way to You.
I will put You first and foremost in my life. Your words will be my sustenance, and Your Spirit my guide and teacher. I will apply myself to doing the work of Your kingdom. I will make You my first love always! Burden me with the cry of the lost and needy, of the children who are hurting and those who need Your love through me. Be exalted in my life so You can use me to draw others to You. You are my first love! Amen.