Then Hagar called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are the God who sees me.” Genesis 16:13.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” John 5:24.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Stop all the clamor in your mind. Be still and know that I am God. I am the God who sees. Genesis 16:13-14. If you give in to fear, the devil can stop you, fear paralyzes, but faith empowers. Now is the time of the sifting, and through this you will see who is wheat and who is chaff. I do not cause the evil that comes, but how you respond shows where you are in your walk of faith. Joseph, Jacob’s son, passed every test as he was sifted like wheat, and in the process all the chaff blew away and the finest wheat remained. Remember what Jesus told the boastful Peter who was certain even if everyone left Jesus alone, he never would? “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-32.
The Body of Christ has many members and here on earth the members have needs. So do not just focus on your needs but on those of others too. Just as if one member of your body suffered, all the members are alerted. So too should the Body of Christ be and compensate to heal the suffering member.
Do not worry that you will not know what to do. I will let you know what to do. Remember My prophets of the Old Covenant? I called them and let them know what to do. When Amaziah told Amos to stop prophesying in Israel, Amos replied to Amaziah, “I am not a prophet, nor am I the son of a prophet; for I am a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs. But the Lord took me from following the flock and the Lord said to me, ‘Go prophesy to My people Israel.’ I told him what to do and what to say and despite the problems this brought him, he did it. And you have a whole book in the Bible where you can read what I told him to say and hundreds of years later, My apostle James was quoting the prophesy of Amos as his basis not to put upon the Gentile believers in Christ the requirement of circumcision and to observe the Law of Moses. Acts 15:13-21; Amos 9:11-12.
Amos did not know how far reaching his words would be, he merely did what he understood that I told him to do. And some of the words I gave him to say are still waiting for the right time to take effect. And you often hear him quoted, for it was he who said, “How can two walk together unless they agree?” Amos 3:3. And “Surely the Lord LORD (Adonai YHWH) does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7. And “A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord LORD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” Amos 3: 8. And if Israel had listened to his words the people of the northern kingdom would have avoided much grief. But they did not listen or heed. They tried to run him out of Israel to Judah. And yet I sent him to them because I am the God who sees what lies ahead and knows how to make all things work together for your good, but I cannot if you will not listen.
The prophets listened and they obeyed. And that was what set them apart. They walked with Me because we were in agreement. I called Jeremiah from his mother’s womb, Jeremiah 1:5, and the same with Isaiah. Isaiah 49:1,5. But really I have called every one of you from your mother’s womb, have you not read, “For You formed my inward parts (kidneys); You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my embryo and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.” Psalm 139:13-18. Though he was fighting against Me without realizing it, I let Paul know what to do, I did not leave him in the dark but brought him into My marvelous light. And I have called you all out of darkness into My own marvelous light. And walking in the Light it is much easier to see the way you are to go. Jesus is the Light of the world and no follower of His will ever walk in darkness, no! he shall have the light of life.
I call you each by name. You are Mine. I have a good, pleasing and perfect Will for your life. Your own assignment. And I did to leave you orphaned to find your way. I sent you another Paraclete when Jesus, your Savior, Redeemer, Lord, Shepherd, and Teacher, ascended back to Me and sat down at My right hand, the Spirit of Truth who will guide you to all truth. The Holy Spirit. And those who are led by the Holy Spirit are My sons. You do not lead the Spirit, He leads you. You must learn to be led. It is a matter of life and death.
But don’t use that you are waiting on Me to lead you as an excuse for doing nothing. If you are not able to discern direction as yet, start out with the instructions in My written Word for My Words are Spirit breathed and each one is Spirit and life. You begin and end with My Word. It is the Alef to the Tav, the Alpha to the Omega, the first and the last. Read it, hear it, ponder it, speak it, mutter it, and answer your doubts with it until My Word speaks to you whenever you need it for direction, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1, John 8:31-32, John 15, Proverbs 4:20-27. Mary, the Mother of My Son, you will note, was always treasuring and pondering My Word in her heart. And she understood direction, “Let it be done to me according to your Word.” And blessed was she who believed that My Word would be fulfilled. I am the God who sees you.
You abide in Me by remaining in My Word and My Word remaining in you until it becomes the way your think, speak, and live. When you rejoice always in so great a salvation and all the good things I have made for you, pray without ceasing and give constant thanks then you hear and I can promote you. When you forgive and don’t let the sun go down on your anger, you can hear Me in the night. When your heart gets so full of My Word that it flows out of your mouth in adverse times is when I know there are no more hindrances to My flowing in your life. If you want to be led by My Spirit do not grieve My Spirit by evil thoughts towards others and malicious words and offensive, rude speech. Avoid obscene words and coarse jesting. This is the conversation of the worldly and it is not funny. Avoid words of terror and defeat, worry, fear and speaking of evil days as a certainty if you want good days and you want to be led in green pastures. Believe that is you continue in My Word and become a doer and not just a hearer that you will hear My voice and I will lead you on level ground.
And don’t keep saying you don’t know what to do and you don’t hear from Me. I quite plainly told you I want you to pray for all men and for your government leaders, and pray that all be saved and come to know the truth. Do you? And I told you to be My witnesses and share the good news of Jesus and the Kingdom starting where you are and going out further and further to the ends of the earth. Have you witnessed to anyone today? This week? This month? This year? Look at Jesus’ instructions to the twelve disciples and to the 72 followers in Luke 10. Are you healing the sick, raising the dead, and telling the good news? And look at the last chapter of the Gospel of Mark, are you who believe in the Name of Jesus casting out demons? I told you to do so. Why do you say you don’t know what to do and are waiting to hear from Me? Have I not spoken? But have you listened? Be like the wise man who built his house on a solid rock foundation by hearing and doing My Word and then I can promote you to the great things and mighty works I planned for you before you were even formed in your mother’s womb. For I have called you by name.
If you think you know all about Me, you don’t.
Will you authorize Me open the eyes of your heart to all that is not of Me which is blocking the complete fullness of My Spirit operating in you? Discipline seems hard when it is administered but the fruit of it is a well-ordered life filled with peace and rest. Let Me take out the turmoil in you by showing you the root cause. I will complete the good work I have begun in you if you will let Me. I don’t let you stay in your sins. I will draw them up before your eyes. I had to do that with David, and I will do it for you. And I did it because I loved him and did not want to let him slide away into destruction of all I had worked with him so long to give him. I will not allow you who are Mine to destroy your life. There are areas in your life that if you continue on in them will let the evil one in and work havoc. He will sift you like wheat. It brought Peter to tears and a true revelation of his weakness in himself apart from Me and it humbled him to see what he had done. But he came out pure gold. The dross was gone, the pride of life, relying on his own strength, and he repented and then I could perfect and confirm, strengthen and establish him to be a pillar of strength and life-giving power to others. Even his shadow had My power in it to heal all upon whom it fell. And Peter wrote, “And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace who called you to His eternal glory in Christ will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:10-11.
And think of Hezekiah’s son Manasseh. He went after other gods, built up altars to idols right in My temple, led all the people into sin, and spurned every warning I gave him. But then he was led off captive by the enemy and thrown in a dungeon far from his throne. But I tell you he humbled himself before Me and cried out to Me to save him. And I know a humble contrite heart and I will not spurn it. I brought him out of that dungeon, freed him from his chains, and restored his throne to him. And he tore down the idols and knew that I was God. A good and gracious God.
And Jonah repented in the belly of a big fish. And I saved him and gave him a second chance to gain a city for My glory.
Job finally go off his self-righteousness and reached the place of repentance and then I could work with him to restore double the tremendous wealth he had had before he faced the devil head on and was so blind he did not see him or recognize his tactics. He blamed Me for all the evil in his life.
Until you are ready to pray like David: “search My heart and see if there is any evil thing in me” and are ready for Me to light the candle of your spirit to search all the inward parts, you are not really serious about becoming a true follower of Mine. Once you are emptied of your false self, I can make you your true self. Not do you understand that he who brings his life to naught for Me discovers the beautiful person he is? Stop giving place to those unclean spirits in you that you have become comfortable with though they torment you day and night. Get rid of the unclean for you are a vessel of the Holy Spirit. Cast out the lying spirit, the malice, the gossip, the guilt and the same.
Don’t go back, don’t go back, never give in to the enemy’s attack. Don’t go back, don’t go back to the slavery of sin—self-doubt, condemnation, lying—silence the din! Do not fear, I am with you. I sent Jesus to set you free, to cleanse you, and bless you and make you like Me. Your life can be filled with righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit if you will only let Him lead you to all truth. Rejoice in so great a salvation and tell the good news to every tribe, tongue and nation. It is not just for you alone but for others too, all who have contact with you. Know that I make all things new.
Lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles you and run the race set before you, keeping your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Cast out all the unclean spirits that you have permitted to dwell in you too long and never let them back in again. I have given you an Excellent Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Be willing to let Him lead you, teach you and feed you on My Word.
I love you. Let Me examine your heart and give you the remedy. Be willing to allow Me to work spiritual surgery to remove all that is not love—all that does not align with being seated above with Christ at My right hand.