From the fall of man until this present hour there is a battle in heaven and on earth between the powers of evil and the powers of good. If you are aware of your life and what is all around you, you have figured out that the battle is for the eternal soul of man. Many of My children have not grasped the impact of that war because they are subjected to the culture and the influence of the spirits of evil all around them. The definition of sin has changed in their minds to conform to the culture. Many of you do not know that you are being subjected to powers that say, “It’s okay, everyone is doing it.” My Word and definition of sin stands eternal and is the basis upon which I will judge.
Sin and evil are spirits that allure, deceive, and lie, etc. Evil spirits are alive and working for their master which is Satan. They are constantly being poured into every avenue or entrance into the mind and spirit of man. The spirit of evil will do anything to make a soul captive to sin. The job of evil is to separate a soul from God. Only a Christ-filled child of God has received “overcoming power” through the Spirit of a holy God living within them. I give My children authority over the forces of evil and they overcome them through the blood of Christ and words of their righteous testimonies.
The principalities and powers ruled by the Prince of Darkness will only submit My Almighty and Supreme powers. Without My Spirit indwelling and protecting man, he is vulnerable to Satan. The only temporary weapon “fallen and sinful” man has against “evil” is his power to choose “good” over evil. Man however, cannot be “good” enough to be a member of My Kingdom and My standards of holiness without repentance and being born again of the Holy Spirit of God. Salvation and redemption into My family requires a rebirth of man’s fallen nature.
I have predestined all men to fulfill My purposes for their lives. This great mystery can only become a reality to the born again child of God. Man’s only hope of glory is through the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ. The very first step in acquiring My purposes is “Christ in us the hope of glory.”
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Eph 6:12-13
If it were possible for you to change your heart and make it “good,” there would have been no need for My Son to die for all mankind. As it is, your heart is desperately wicked and you cannot even discern the depths of evil in your own heart. I made provision for you to be washed from your sins, sanctified, justified, and baptized through My Spirit into the family of God. If your life derives its power to live a holy life from Jesus Christ, and you are obedient to My word, then you are delivered from this present evil world and have My overcoming power within you.
“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” Eph 2:1-8.
The question is, “Have you been saved from your sins and reborn of My spirit and are you willing to give your all for the sake of my kingdom?” The world is subject to the allurements of wickedness and sin. My children are subject to the dictates of My Spirit and are daily being taught to walk according to My perfect will. My Spirit within you will produce the fruits of righteousness and holiness before the world. If you suffer with me, you will also reign with me! My children are known by their fruit and works of righteousness. All that walk according to My Spirit and keep my commandments are the children of God. My children, you will walk under my shadow as I direct and plan your path of victory over Satan and this world system of sin. My children will walk in faith and hope and I have prepared for them a city wherein dwells holiness. My word declares, “without holiness no man shall see God.”
I do not hear the message of John the Baptist or the Apostles crying aloud in the streets, “Prepare for the coming of the Lord.” I weep because my people’s attention is not upon my soon appearing. You act as though it is an every day occurrence. There will be those who are not ready and will be left behind to suffer my wrath. Where is your weeping and intercession for them? Your calling includes the burden for the souls in your generation. I love to bless My children, but many of you are so busy “enjoying” the blessed life that you do not carry the burden of others or spend time interceding for souls. Many are not praying and studying my word enough to grow and teach others.
My greatest burdens are for those who are caught in Satan’s traps and are subject to His deceits. You have forgotten that the children of My kingdom are to “overcome” evil and darkness by walking in my Spirit, goodness, and light. Do not be deceived, I will not be mocked! My thoughts are of goodness and holiness and yours are seeking the pleasures in life. The “god of pleasure” rules many of your lives and takes up most of your time. To grow in My Spirit and know My perfect will, you must live a life centered in My Word and prayer. You must be led by my Spirit in all that you do, and carry out my commands to live and preach My gospel. Bearing fruit attests to your love and obedience. You win or lose spiritually in your life through your commitments! Are you committed more to pleasure and the world system than you are to My Kingdom and your future position in my kingdom?
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Gal 5:7-8
I have set before you only two paths (good or evil), and two Lords (Christ or Belial/self). You have before you only two destinations and destinies (the Kingdom of God and Christ where eternal joy, glories, and blessings await, or eternal separation from God and God’s judgment and wrath.) How shall you escape if you neglect so great a salvation? Do not treat the call of My Spirit within your spirit as unimportant or treat My love and purposes for your life with disdain. Do not foolishly put your desires before My ordained plans for your life.
My beloved children, my hand is upon you and I will direct your life into My perfect will if you are willing and obedient. My Spirit of holiness will sanctify you for My callings and work within you. You will be led through My Word and My Spirit into My ordained purposes and you will please Me because of your faithfulness and obedience. Is your life subject to My Spirit and My Word or are you subject to the spirits of the world? “Be subject to the “Father of all spirits and live.” Bring glory to My name and finish the work you are called to do!
“Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?” Heb 12:9
Dear Lord, help my weaknesses and deliver me from all the deceits of Satan. I totally surrender my soul and spirit into Your keeping. I will prove my love through my obedience to Your Word and Your Spirit. Put within me a new anointing and desire to serve You effectively in everything I do or say. Help me to be a clear and burning light for You. May I flee all temptations and please You in all things. Help me to desire only the things which are best for me and will work together for Your glory. Give me Your wisdom and understanding and help me to speak and teach Your Words of Truth. Most of all, dear Lord, increase my love for You and Your Word. May my desire be only to serve You and honor You with my whole being. Give to me a strong witness of love for others and a new depth of caring for their eternal souls. May I love Your appearing and invite others to be prepared and ready. Amen.