I have been pondering this over with the Lord as we are in a transition and war over our souls more then ever now. As a minister of Gods heart, rightly dividing with His word, I am seeing this ugly sickness. I start here~So why is it when you are offering help or something that requires no purchase, except that which they feel a honest effort via verbal commitment, is good enough to come running towards the hand that is extended, but as soon as it may cost they begrudgingly turn away?
As soon as it may requires a true self sacrifice such as money or dying to self, they question the hand of God that is extended to them through man, even to the point of judging them and their motives as they disappear behind the walls of denial, believing they are justified.Do they not know the God of all creation and all of the Kingdom of heaven is watching and knows the secrets of their hearts intentions?
Do they not know equally that satan and his minions are watching and trading on their intentions to throw them legally into bondage thus hook them on a mill stone that goes round and round and round going no where? A mill stone is what they attached to a ox as they walked around and around churning corn or wheat. It is very heavy.
Do they not know that Yeshua paid the ultimate costly sacrifice so they may walk in their eternal identity called life as a new creation?
Yeshua say to Peter when Peter was questioning Yeshuas costly sacrifice for man in Mathew 16:23 Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.“ Man at this point is only seeing it through their eyes their heart and not the heart of the Father.
Then Yeshua gave a command in the next verse, it was a mandatory requirement to be even considered as a follower?
Mathew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me”.
This earthly carnal mentality that man has been taught of free instant gratification, is taking advantage of the scripture that says all man has free will, will destroy your spirit life. You can not serve multiple gods..gods of self gratification, god of Mamm$n, gods of idolatry and serve Him.
Did Yeshua also say Mathew 10:33 But everyone who denies me here on earth before man, I will also deny before my Father in heaven. Meaning when you deny the character of Yeshuas nature and facets through you and His name before man, you too will be denied as a acceptable sacrifice before the Father. His names speak of position, they are a action word.
This is a big deal, far greater then I can even convey in earthly words, so therefore I stand in the presence of the almighty and pull on His grace to help me move into His divine nature to write this. My heart so desperately wants man to defeat the enemy through defeating their carnal nature by fully submitting to Yeshua making Him Lord over their life. Its not enough to know of Him, it requires you to know Him personally and intimately like you do your best friend your lover. He desires to be the lover of your soul.
We must STOP and LOOK at how we and our families and churches have always done things, and be willing to SEE the truth of what is hidden in the recesses of our hearts so that God can expose and deal with it. He must rip off the scab and replace it with new skin. This will hurt, but it is a requirement, and when you learn to lean on Him, trust Him through it all, then you will learn that this pain is a good thing that will drive you into the heart of God.
I myself have had to look into my heart, allowing Him to test my heart to see if there is any wicked way in me. I welcome the fire, I stand wide open and say FIRE PURGE me remove the dross from me, make me clean.Psalms 139:23,24 Search me, God, and know my heart;test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me,and lead me in the way everlasting.
This is the key! Ask Him to place you and blood line in the fire that flows from the throne of God if you truly desire to walk openly as a representation of Yeshua and deny yourself, your life, to pick up the cross and follow Him partaking of His cup. Yeshua said in His pain before God before His Father in Luke 22:42 Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.“Be imitators of Yeshua!!!
As I leave this word to you I give you an additional sword to ponder before His presence asking yourself, “Am I that person you sent a messenger to me to help and I listened not because I could not recognize you Father?”..Ezekiel 3:4-7 Then he said, “Son of man, go to the people of Israel and give them my messages. I am not sending you to a foreign people whose language you cannot understand. No, I am not sending you to people with strange and difficult speech. If I did, they would listen! But the people of Israel won’t listen to you any more than they listen to me! For the whole lot of them are hard-hearted and stubborn.