October 19, 2006 – DOUBLE MINDED!
I SEE A GREAT OBSTACLE IN THE PEACEFUL, RIGHTEOUS WALK OF MANY OF MY CHILDREN, BUT I HAVE PREPARED A WAY OUT. BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE THE “WAY OUT,” YOU MUST KNOW THE TRUTH OF THE EXISTENCE AND POWERFUL HOLD OF YOUR FLESH UPON THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT. IT IS THE TRUTH OF GOD THAT SETS YOU FREE. THE BIBLE SAYS: James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
YOU CAN BE TAUGHT AND CORRECTED TO THE EXTENT YOU ALLOW YOUR MIND, EMOTIONS, AND WILL TO BE LED AND INSTRUCTED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. IF YOU ARE “IN AND OUT” YOU CANNOT MATURE IN THE THINGS THAT PERTAIN TO LIFE AND GODLINESS. DOUBLE MINDEDNESS ARISES WHEN YOU HAVEN’T FULLY MADE UP YOUR MIND OR ARE NOT TOTALLY COMMITTED. YOU HAVE NOT TAKEN A FIRM STAND BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT MADE UP YOUR MIND TO SURRENDER ALL TO ME. 2Corinthians 1:17 When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say, “Yes, yes” and “No, no”? 2Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. YOU ARE UNSURE OF WHAT YOU REALLY WANT EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW ONLY CHRIST GIVES ETERNAL LIFE. Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.”
IT IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO MERELY CALL ME “ MASTER,” YOU MUST ALLOW ME TO BE YOUR LORD IN ALL THINGS. YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ME IS COMMITMENT AND ONENESS. IF YOU ENTER INTO MARRIAGE DOUBLE-MINDED, YOU WILL BRING INSTABILITY INTO THE UNION. WHAT YOUR LIPS SAY DOES NOT COUNT UNLESS YOUR WORDS ARE BACKED BY YOUR ACTIONS. YOU WANT TO SAY YOU ARE A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST, BUT YOU WANT TO LIVE TO PLEASE YOURSELF. YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY MINDED AMONG THE CHILDREN OF GOD, BUT WORLDLY MINDED WHEN YOU THINK I AM NOT LOOKING. MY CHILD, YOU ARE UNDER MY DIVINE SCRUTINY AND LISTENING EARS AT ALL TIMES. MY WORD DECLARES THAT YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS. YOU CANNOT GIVE YOUR SINFUL FLESH OR SATAN A FOOT-HOLD WITHIN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, AND EXPECT TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH ME. James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
YOU HAVE AN IRREVOCABLE CHOICE TO MAKE IF YOU WANT TO BE FREED FROM YOUR SINFUL WAYS AND ATTITUDES. Joshua 24:15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. MAKE YOUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE! YOU ARE CALLED TO TAKE A STAND FOR CHRIST AND LIVE TO PLEASE ME RATHER THAN SELF.
IT IS IMPORTANT HOW YOU THINK AND ACT WHEN THE DOORS ARE CLOSED AND NO ONE BUT YOUR FAMILY AND CHILDREN ARE WATCHING. WOULD YOUR ACTIONS CHANGE IF YOU COULD SEE MY PRESENCE? I AM PRESENT AND I SEE YOUR ACTIONS AND THEY ARE BEING RECORDED. IF THE MIND AND ACTIONS ARE NOT BEING PURIFIED BY MY SPIRIT, THEN YOUR IMPURITIES WILL BE ALL THAT IS REFLECTED. THE KEY IS FOR YOU TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND ONCE AND FOR ALL WHO YOU WILL SERVE. YOU MUST TOTALLY DEDICATE YOUR LIFE TO ME SO YOU CAN BE REBORN IN MY IMAGE. MANY OF YOU CALL ME LORD, BUT YOU LIVE TO PLEASE YOURSELF. Romans 8:12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
I CAN TAKE YOUR LANGUAGE OF IRRITABILITY AND CRUELTY AND TAME YOUR TONGUE THROUGH MY SPIRIT. THERE ISN’T ANY SIN I CANNOT FORGIVE AND GIVE YOU A CLEAN HEART AND A RIGHT SPIRIT. I WILL GIVE YOU A NEW NATURE TO REPLACE YOUR SINFUL NATURE. I CANNOT RECREATE A VESSEL THAT IS NOT GIVEN TO ME! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS RECOGNIZE YOUR FAULTS AND SINFULNESS. REPENT AND TURN FROM YOUR DOUBLE-MINDED WAYS AND ASK ME TO GIVE YOU A NEW NATURE. DO YOU SEE AND KNOW THE THINGS THAT ARE IN YOUR LIFE THAT FLOW FROM YOUR SINFUL NATURE? YOU ARE REQUIRED TO CRUCIFY YOUR FLESH, REJECT IT, AND TURN FROM IT UNTO ME. MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT TO COVER YOUR SIN AND CHANGE YOU INTO A “NEW CREATION.” THE ONLY PERSON THAT IS FOOLED BY SINFUL MISCONDUCT, IS THE PERSON SINNING. YOU MAY NOT BE SURE OF MANY THINGS, BUT THIS YOU CAN COUNT ON: Hebrews 9:27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.
MY BELOVED CHILDREN, I WOULD RATHER COME TO YOU WITH WORDS OF PRAISE FOR DOING WELL, AND MANY OF YOU ARE, THAN SPEAK ABOUT DISOBEDIENT SERVANTS. James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you DOUBLE-MINDED. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.