ONLY FOR A MOMENT HAVE I HID MY FACE FROM YOU!
“’With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,’ says the LORD, your Redeemer” (Isaiah 54:8).
IT IS NOT GIVEN TO YOU TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE TIMES IN WHICH YOU LIVE, BUT YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BE FAITHFUL UNTIL THE END. YOU ARE CALLED TO LOOK FOR MY SOON COMING AND LIVE A LIFE THAT WILL GLORIFY ME. THE TIME OF SEMI-DARKNESS IS UPON YOU, BUT YOU MY CHILDREN, WILL SOON SEE A GREAT LIGHT. UNDERSTANDING WILL COME AND YOU WILL KNOW TO GO FORTH AND LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE ALL AROUND YOU; IN THE MARKETPLACE, IN THE CITIES, HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS. THIS IS THE TIME OF YOUR PREPARATION FOR MY SERVICE. ARE YOU ACKNOWLEDGING ME IN ALL OF YOUR WAYS? YOU ARE UNPROFITABLE IF YOUR LIGHT IS HIDDEN AND ONLY YOUR FLESH IS IN FULL VIEW. “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).
TO WHOM SHALL I REVEAL MYSELF? UNTO THOSE THAT “ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK” SHALL I SHOW MYSELF. THOSE THAT SEEK ME WITH THEIR WHOLE HEART AND SOUL SHALL FIND ME. MANY OF YOU SAY, “I NEVER HEAR FROM GOD!” ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AROUND YOU, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened” (ROM 1:18-20).
WHEN YOU DESIRE AND CHOOSE TO KNOW ME PERSONALLY, I WILL REVEAL MYSELF TO YOU. WHEN YOU SEEK ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART YOU WILL FIND ME. MY MERCY AND TRUTH WILL BE YOURS WHEN YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR MY GIFTS AND BLESSINGS AND DESIRE TO LIVE THROUGH ME AND GLORIFY MY NAME. “Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man” (PROV. 3:3-4).
MY CHILDREN, KNOW THAT I AM IN CHARGE OF YOU AND THE WORLD AROUND YOU. YOU CAN SEE THE MOVES OF SATAN AND HIS SERVANTS ALL AROUND YOU, BUT REMEMBER THAT WHEN THE TIMING IS RIGHT TO PERFORM MY FLAWLESS WORK, I WILL INTERVENE TO BRING ABOUT MY PERFECT WILL FOR MY CHILDREN AND THE WORLD. SATAN’S WORK CEASES WHEN MY MAJESTY AND POWER ARE AT WORK. IF YOU ARE NOT EXPECTING AND LOOKING FOR MY MIRACLES IN YOUR LIFE, YOU MAY NOT RECOGNIZE THEM AND ALLOW THEM TO PASS BY.
YOU ARE TO LIVE EXPECTANTLY! ACCORDING TO YOUR FAITH AND TRUST IN ME, SO BE IT UNTO YOU. “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6).
THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM BECAUSE THE THINGS YOU SEE OFTEN LOOK DARK, BUT I WILL BRING OUT OF THE DARKNESS YOUR ULTIMATE GOOD. MY GIFTS TO YOU WILL PRODUCE FRUIT AND BLESSINGS. YOU ALL LIVE IN THE SAME WORLD OF TRIBULATIONS, BUT MY CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE “OVERCOMING POWER.” “Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:5).
I HAVE NOT APPOINTED THE “WRATH TO COME” TO THOSE WHO ARE WRITTEN IN THE “LAMB’S BOOK OF LIFE!” YOU, MY BELOVED, ARE TO AWAIT MY DELIVERANCE IN THE FULNESS OF FAITH! “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. Behold, I come quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” (REV 3:10-11).
YOU ARE IN TRAINING FOR THE FINAL WORK OF YOUR GENERATION. YOU ARE CALLED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES AND SITUATIONS AROUND YOU. IF YOU SEE A NEED, PRAY, AND HELP IN EVERY WAY YOU CAN. YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE FOR GOOD IN LIVES THROUGH THE FRUIT OF MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU. ONE SENTENCE OF GOD’S “TRUTH” GIVEN IN THE SPIRIT OF “GENTLENESS AND PATIENCE” FROM YOUR LIPS CAN LOOSE HUMAN CAPTIVITY. ONE SMALL ACT OF “KINDNESS OR GOODNESS” CAN ASSUAGE A BROKEN HEART AND SPIRIT. “LOVE” NEVER FAILS TO PRODUCE FOR MY KINGDOM AND GLORY. YOUR “JOY” CAN LIGHTEN A HEAVY BURDEN AND HEART. YOUR SPIRIT OF “PEACE” CAN STILL THE STORM IN ANOTHERS MIND, HEART, AND SPIRIT. AT ALL TIMES PRACTICE “SELF-CONTROL.” GIVE YOUR FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT TO THE WORLD AND GREAT LIFE-CHANGING MIRACLES WILL COME. YOU HAVE NOT BEGUN TO REALIZE THE POWER IN BEARING YOUR FRUIT TO THE WORLD. “IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT.”
IF YOU ARE “FAITHFUL” IN FRUIT BEARING AND SHARING, GREATER GIFTS WILL BE GIVEN UNTO YOU. FIRST SHOW FORTH YOUR FRUIT AND THEN YOUR GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT WILL BEGIN TO FLOW FROM GOD. HAVE YOU MADE ANY CHANGES IN THE LIVES AROUND YOU THROUGH “CHRIST IN YOU”? I HAVE PLACED YOU WHERE YOU ARE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS AND FOR THEM TO TASTE AND SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD. YOUR DEEDS, WORDS, AND ACTIONS ARE POWERFUL FOR GOOD OR EVIL. EVERYONE WILL KNOW YOUR “FATHER” BY THE FRUIT AND IMAGE YOU BEAR. “But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.” (Proverbs 1:33).
MY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION: PSALM 27:1-14
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war should rise against me, In this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me; Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD. Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.” Do not hide Your face from me; Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me. Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! AMEN.