I've felt such a sorrow and heaviness for days now. Some of this has to do with personal stresses. Some has to do with sorrow about things I've seen in the spiritual. I've really been hurt with a recent altercation with a close friend. My heightened skepticism and discernment isn't something that is easy for others to always handle.
I was praying. I repented for my sin and the wrong I've been doing in every are of my life. I prayed God would cleanse me from all of my unrighteousness. I began then to praise the Lord. I was 'MOVED' to praise God profoundly for some time.
I began to feel the sorrows within; the heaviness and pain regarding our world. I asked the Lord to speak to me and show me what to do. I felt Jesus come very close to me. I immediately felt the comfort of His presence. I then felt the joy that is also with/in His presence. I said, 'I feel so sad. The sorrow is so heavy.'
He said, 'I know. I know.' And the scripture came to my mind 'a man of many sorrows'
He said, 'It's ok. It's ok.' He smiled. I could feel His immense joy. But I just felt this heavy sorrow in me.
He said, 'The sorrow is fuel for prayer. It is energy for you for prayer. Pray. It's ok. It's ok.' He smiles and I begin to pray and I begin to feel this sorrow rising up from within. I prayed in the spirit and in English. And I feel the heaviness getting lighter.
There is also a power in praise. When I am 'MOVED' into praise, it is by the Spirit of God for I know of no joy like it. It is not something I feel in and of myself to worship God in such a way. It is the spirit man that has been raised; that belongs with God and longs for God. Praise tears down darkness. It is a weapon of great power.
For those who are afraid of the last days, if you know the Lord Jesus, know this; when you praise Him, you tear down darkness and it is a weapon. When you pray, it is a weapon that cannot be taken from you for you can pray under your breath. If you belong to God, He is the miracle worker and He is able to show you and to do amazing things.
Do not fear. Trust in God.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
It gets darker. The times we live in get darker and everything is falling more into place.
I do believe the time is coming when the churches are going to have to make choices and it is going to be difficult. It will cause splits and sorrow and heartbreak. Some will come to see the truth. Others will not. And many believers will no longer be able to sit in church buildings and worship God. They will be out cast. Many of them will suffer persecution.
A lot of evil is going to come through the evangelical churches; the non denominational churches that have very large congregations and have very positive messages. I am a member of such a church. I do not know what choices my church may have to face. I will make no judgement. There is no need. When the day comes and I truly believe it will, choices will be made. I've had several dreams that lead me to believe that not only does my family choose to walk away (for a deep corruption will have come, through government forcing our choosing), but others so also. I see we go through trying times. But my heart is encouraged by what I see and who I see.
I know I am in the church I should be in. But I also know there will come a time when things will change. Many think I should leave the church now! Many have left the organized church prematurely. They have left places where they can be fed and nurtured and prepared for what lies ahead. It is not time yet. But the time will come.
PRAY AND ASK FOR DISCERNMENT CONCERNING THE TIMES WE LIVE IN. PRAY AND SEARCH THE WORD. KNOW THE WORD OF GOD.
PRAY AND KNOW MY VOICE. I WILL LEAD YOU, HIDE YOU AND CARE FOR YOU JUST AS I HAVE DONE WITH MY PEOPLE BEFORE. I CARED FOR NOAH, JOSEPH, MOSES, DAVID, ELIJAH, JONAH, DANIEL, PAUL, SILAS. IN MY WORD ARE THE TESTIMONIES OF WHAT I DID WHEN MY PEOPLE SOUGHT ME. THEY KNEW MY VOICE AND THEY KNEW MY VOICE BECAUSE THEY PRAYED OFTEN.
IN MY WORD YOU WILL SEE I HAD PLANS THAT MY PEOPLE WERE NOT AWARE OF. JOSEPH DID NOT KNOW WHAT WOULD BECOME OF HIM WHILE HE WAS IMPRISONED.DANIEL DID NOT KNOW WHAT WOULD BECOME OF HIM WHEN HE WAS TAKEN AS A PRISONER TO BABYLON. WHAT ARE YOUR TRIALS? WHAT END WILL THEY MEET? I KNOW. I AM THERE. SEEK ME. KNOW MY VOICE. I WILL CARE FOR YOU.
JESUS IS COMING SOON.