WHAT WILL YOU DO IF I TARRY?
WILL YOU BE STEDFAST AND FAITHFUL TO THE END? WHEN ALL THE WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE-DOWN AND NOTHING IS ACCORDING TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING OR COMFORT LEVEL, WILL YOU STILL TRUST IN ME AND MY LOVE FOR YOU? THE WAYS AND THE THINKING OF THE WORLD ARE CONTAGIOUS AND CONTAMINATED SO WILL YOU ALLOW SATAN TO DESTROY YOUR FAITH AND DECEIVE YOUR THINKING? WILL YOU REMEMBER THAT ONLY THE RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY CAN ENTER MY KINGDOM? DO YOU TRULY KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THAT NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM MY LOVE! YOU CAN ONLY BE SEPARATED FROM ME BY YOUR OWN CHOICE TO SERVE SIN INSTEAD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. IF YOU DENY ME, I WILL DENY YOU! “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
“For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). THE QUESTION BEFORE YOU IS VERY PLAIN. WILL YOU HAVE FAITH AND TRUST IN ME IF MY COMING IS DELAYED? WILL YOU BELIEVE COMPLETELY IN MY WORD AND PROMISES WHILE THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD TRIES TO DECEIVE YOU? CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THAT MY WORD DECLARES, “I DWELL WITHIN YOU.” “And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.’ Therefore ‘Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you’” (2 Corinthians 6:16-17).
I HAVE LEFT WITH YOU MY HOLY SPIRIT TO COMFORT YOU AND LEAD YOU INTO ALL TRUTH. I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU. WHEN THE WORLD AROUND YOU IS DELIVERING FEAR TO YOUR MIND AND SPIRIT, I WILL GIVE YOU PEACE AND ASSURANCE THROUGH MY WORD AND MY SPIRIT. YOUR FAITH AND TRUST ANCHORS YOUR SOUL TO ME. THROUGH ME YOU ARE COMPLETE (EVERY SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL NEED WILL BE SUPPLIED). I TOLD YOU I AM A ROCK AND A FIRM FOUNDATION FOR YOU THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN. “Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great” (Luke 6:47-49).
I AM THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND I ALONE LOVE YOU BODY, SOUL, AND SPIRIT. I HAVE AN ETERNAL ABODE FOR YOU WHERE YOU CAN DWELL WITH ME FOREVER. THERE ARE OTHER FALSE GODS (SATAN IS ONE) WHO DESIRE ONLY TO ROB YOU OF YOUR SOUL AND DRAW YOU INTO CAPTIVITY. OTHER GODS SEEK ONLY THEIR OWN GLORY BY DESTROYING YOU. “For you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God)” (Exodus 34:14). “Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one” (1 Corinthians 8:4). “Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this” (Daniel 3:29).
IF YOU HEAR MY WORDS AND DO WHAT I SAY YOU WILL DWELL UNDER DIVINE PROTECTION, BLESSING, AND WALK IN MY OVERCOMING POWER. THIS IS NO TIME TO WAVER IN YOUR DEDICATION AND OBEDIENCE TO ME.
YOU MUST NAIL YOUR OLD LIFE AND FLESHLY WAYS TO MY CROSS AND FOLLOW ME. DISCIPLESHIP COSTS EVERYTHING! “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it’” (Matthew 16:24-25).
TO FOLLOW ME TAKES AN ACT OF YOUR WILL AND TOTAL SURRENDER OF YOURSELF TO ME. YOUR LIFE MUST BE ALL ABOUT GOD AND NOT ABOUT YOURSELF. “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
MY PLANS FOR YOU ARE ETERNAL AND FAR GREATER THAN YOU CAN EVEN CONCEIVE. ALL BLESSINGS COME FROM MY HANDS. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17). ABIDING IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH AND DWELLING UNDER MY SHADOW WILL COVER YOU FROM THE COMING STORMS AND SATAN’S DESTRUCTIONS. “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: for yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul” (Hebrews 10:35-39).
My prayer: My Father and my God I come to You in the name of Jesus Your beloved Son, and I consecrate my life to You for Your glory. Let me be a light in the midst of the coming darkness. Help me to love the souls of the lost as You have loved and cared for my soul. May my hands and voice be raised to glorify You. Place upon my heart Your burdens for the lost and captive. You have given me Your work to finish. I ask You now to reveal to me the work You have called me to do. Turn me from worldly thinking and actions and help me to fully give myself unto You for Your kingdom’s sake. My eyes have been on the world and I have lived according to the world system, but I now give You my life to be lived for Your glory. Teach me Your ways and Your thoughts. Give me spiritual understanding and direct me into all righteousness! I love You! Teach me to live my life through You! You are my life! May my life now be lived for Your praise and glory! Amen.
“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:11-12).
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19).