Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. But to me it is a very small thing that I may be judged by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord. Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God. 1 Corinthians 4:2-4.

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God? John 5:44.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

When all is settled and done, there is only one thing that matters. And it is not what the world thinks of you or how they judge your actions. It is what has gone on between you and Me. It is our relationship and who you are in your heart. Do not be too concerned if people find fault with you when you are keeping My Word. Just be sure you are keeping My Word. And if you are, you will walk in love and not let yourself get offended.

But know you will meet with opposition. For example, I told you that those who believe in My Name are to cast out demons, yet today people will criticize you if you do it.  Many no longer believe the devil exists and explain demon possession or oppression as various named ailments that they medicate but leave the person bound by the unclean, foul spirit that has taken them captive. Jesus did not put up with that and you must recall that He was severely criticized for it. Remember? Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath and there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double and could not straighten up at all (a depressed spirit dries up the bones). When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness.” And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again and began glorifying God. But the synagogue official, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, began saying to the crowd in response, “There are six days in which work should be done; so come during them and get healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” But Jesus answered him and said, “You hypocrites, does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall and lead him away to water him? And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?” Jesus knew what caused her ailment and He released her. He came to undo the works of the devil. And you are to do the works He did and greater. I have told you to cast out demons so do not stop just because people get offended. Set them free. Show them Me. Awaken them to their destiny. Love people into shape, do not get angry with them. The devil has blinded their eyes so that he can keep entering their lives without them knowing it is his activity. Do not let people’s opinions stop you from doing My Word. Jesus told you, “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12.

Despite of all circumstances, you can have joy unspeakable filled with glory when you know you are in Christ and just do what He told you to do. My apostle Peter, by inspiration of My Spirit put it this way, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:3-9.

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As My obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, which made you acceptable in the world system, but like Me, your Father, the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior. I make you holy in Me, so walk in a manner worthy of who you are. “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Your faith and hope are in Me, not in other people. Love and value people but only give you heart completely to Me. When Samson completely gave Delilah all that was in his heart, the anointing of supernatural strength left him and he was taken captive by the enemy to do the will of the enemy rather than Mine. He was severely oppressed. He lost his vision and his provision. Judges 16:15-21. But when Samson turned his heart back to Me and called to Me to strengthen him again to defeat his enemies, I did, but by his words he spoke his demise rather than more life. By your words you are acquitted and by your works you are destroyed. Judges 16:30.

But now you are on the other side of the Cross and Resurrection and you have the anointing of the Holy Spirit and power. You have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through My living and enduring Word. “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word which was preached to you and has the power to save your souls. So do not fear the displeasure of men, just keep walking with Me and abiding in My Word, like Jacob’s son Joseph did even when everyone seemed against him. But I promoted him. If I am with you, who can be against you? I am your light and your salvation, whom should you fear? No one.

It is I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies and of the children of men who are made like grass, that you have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, as he makes ready to destroy? But where is the fury of the oppressor?  The exile will soon be set free, and will not die in the dungeon, nor will his bread be lacking. For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the LORD of hosts is My name). I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’” Isaiah 51:12-16.

Do not live in fear, it has delighted Me to give you the Kingdom. They will persecute you as they did Jesus, but for the joy that lay before Him He despised the shame and went forward. Rather than please people, Daniel got thrown in a lion’s den, but he served the One who could get him out. And I did for he had given Me full authority to intervene in his life. Have you? If you care more about receiving glory from men than receiving My glory you have blocked Me out of your life.

I love you. The most important thing you do all day is keep in touch continually with Me knowing that My opinion is much more important to you for eternity than that of that of the people around you. My favor is better and much more reliable than the approval of men.  And what is so great about looking to Me more than others? When you look you will find My eyes are resting on you with total commitment and love, with all the answers that you broken heart is seeking for its healing. Jesus came to heal the broken hearted. And I am committed to you forever, I will NEVER leave you or forsake you.