May 23, 2006 – CAUGHT IN A WHIRLWIND!
MY CHILDREN BEWARE OF HAVING YOUR EYES AND YOUR ATTENTION ON THE WRONG THINGS! YOU KNOW IN YOUR HEART THAT EVERYONE’S LIFE IS CAUGHT IN A VERY CRITICAL STAGE OF BIBLICAL AND WORLD EVENTS. WHO HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR “FAITH” IN? WHO WILL LEAD YOU THROUGH THE “MAZE” OF LIFE? THAT DECISION (WHO WILL LEAD YOU) IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE YOU WILL EVER MAKE! Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
I AM IN CONTROL OF WORLD EVENTS AND THE ETERNAL DESTINY OF ALL MANKIND ACCORDING TO THEIR CHOICES AND FAITH. THE GREATEST SIN OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WAS LACK OF FAITH. THEREFORE, THEIR UNBELIEF CAUSED THEM TO SIN AGAINST EVERYTHING THEY WERE TAUGHT AND THE MIRACLES THAT CONFIRMED MY WORDS. THEY IGNORED ALL MY WARNINGS AND ONLY GAVE ME LIP SERVICE. THEY NEVER GAVE ME THEIR HEARTS FILLED WITH FAITH AND TRUST IN ME NOR DID THEY BELIEVE MY INJUNCTIONS. Romans 11:20 But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. Hebrews 4:2 For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. IF YOU BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH IN ME YOU WILL BE READY FOR MY APPEARING!
I WANT TO ADDRESS THE RESULTS OF THE WHIRLWIND YOU ARE IN. MY CHILDREN YOU ARE SO TAKEN UP WITH THE “ACTIVITIES” IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOUR EARS ARE NOT HEARING AND YOUR MIND IS NOT RECEIVING THE WARNING VOICE OF MY SPIRIT. IN ORDER FOR YOU TO KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING TO YOU, YOU HAVE TO TAKE TIME TO “LISTEN” TO MY VOICE. YOU NEED TO TAKE TIME TO BE IN MY PRESENCE. I HAD A REASON AND PURPOSE FOR CALLING YOU MY FRIENDS. John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. I HAVE CALLED YOU MY FRIENDS SO I MIGHT REVEAL TO YOU MY FATHER’S BUSINESS AND I HAVE CALLED YOU TO FINISH MY WORK. I HAVE TOLD YOU THAT I WOULD SHARE “THINGS TO COME” WITH YOU. MY CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING. IT IS THE CHILDREN’S BREAD TO UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIES OF MY KINGDOM. ARE YOU MY FRIEND? DO YOU DAILY SEEK MY FELLOWSHIP AND COUNSEL? ARE YOU PRAYING FOR MY WILL TO BE DONE IN YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS? PRAYING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORKS YOU CAN DO. THE PRAYER OF FAITHMOVESMOUNTAINS! MOST OF YOU HAVE “MOUNTAINS” IN YOUR LIFE THAT NEED MOVING. I PUT THEM THERE TO SEE WHAT YOU WOULD DO WITH THEM.
WHO DO YOU THINK ALLOWED THE “WHIRLWIND” IN YOUR LIFE? Proverbs 10:25 When the WHIRLWIND has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. I SPOKE TO JOB OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND. JOB 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind. He said: 2 “Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. I AM SPEAKING TO YOU IN ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF YOUR LIFE. OVERCOME OR YOU WILL BE OVERCOME! AM I FIRST IN YOUR LIFE? HAVE YOU GIVEN ME FULL CONTROL? IF THE ANSWER IS ”YES”, I CAN GIVE YOU FULL ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO OVERCOME ALL OF THE FIERY DARTS OF THE ENEMY! 1John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world (SATAN).
YOU HAVE MANY CHOICES TO MAKE IN A DAY. WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU? ARE YOUR PRIORITIES AND ACTIVITIES RANKED BY ETERNAL IMPORTANCE? SATAN DOES NOT WANT YOU TO OCCUPY YOUR THINKING AND ACTIVITIES WITH THINGS OF ETERNAL VALUE. HE WANTS YOU TO FILL YOUR TIME WITH “HAY, WOOD, AND STUBBLE.” THE ROBBER AND DECEIVER IS DISTRACTING MANY WITH VAIN OR EMPTY THOUGHTS. HOW MUCH ETERNAL VALUE LIES IN THE THINGS YOU TREASURE? IT IS TIME TO “WEED OUT” YOUR PRIORITIES AND ACTIVITIES. UNDERSTAND THAT TIME IS “FLYING BY” AND SOONER THAN YOU THINK YOU WILL BE “FLYING AWAY.” 1Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage each other with these words.
ONE OF THE SIGNS OF THE END TIME IS THAT “KNOWLEDGE WILL INCREASE.” Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” AS KNOWLEDGE HAS INCREASED AND BROUGHT THOUSANDS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES, THE ENERGY AND TIME OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS BECOME DIVIDED INTO MANY CHOICES. ALL OF THESE CHOICES CAN TAKE TIME AND ENERGY AWAY FROM BUILDING A SOUND FOUNDATION FOR YOUR LIFE. 1Corinthians 3:14 If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME!
THE WHIRLWIND OF INCREASED KNOWLEDGE CAN KEEP YOU FROM HEARING AND THINKING ABOUT SERIOUS MATTERS. YOU ARE LEFT WITH NO TIME FOR THE SERIOUS THINGS OF MY KINGDOM WHEN YOU GET CARRIED AWAY WITH THE WORLD. 1John 2:16 For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
SOME OF YOU ARE SATISFIED TO NEVER HEAR MY VOICE OR DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO HEAR ME? WHO BEARS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR “NOT HEARING” IF I AM SPEAKING LOUDLY IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT YOU ARE NOT TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN. “CAN YOU NOT WAIT WITH ME ONE HOUR?” Matthew 26:40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.
I WANT TO IMPART A TRUTH TO YOU MY CHILDREN. YOU HAVE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO MAKE A DECISION. I LOVE YOU AND AM LONGSUFFERING BECAUSE I AM NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH. ARE YOU NOW SHOWING CONTEMPT FOR MY KINDNESS AND PATIENCE BY TURNING A DEAF EAR? DO YOU THINK THAT IF YOU REFUSE TO HEAR THAT I WILL DO AWAY WITH JUDGMENT? Romans 2:4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance? 5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. PREPARE! I AM COMING SOON! Hebrews 9:27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
NO MAN CAN ROB YOU OF YOUR INHERITANCE! YOU CANNOT BE SEPARATED FROM MY LOVE. ESAU COUNTED HIS BIRTHRIGHT AS NOTHING AND HE SOLD IT FOR A MESS OF POTTAGE. Hebrews 12:16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. ONLY YOU CAN SEPARATE YOURSELF FROM MY LOVE OR SELL YOUR BIRTHRIGHT. I HAVE PREPARED A PLACE FOR YOU AND WHERE I AM YOU WILL BE ALSO. Matthew 25:34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
1Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.