BLESSINGS! I just pray that this will come with the spirit of grace!
I just want to come forth with what the Lord has placed on my heart. Yes, I warn you that this is a strong word but if taken to the heart it can save us from a lot of heartache. Especially with the condition of our nation we need to know that we are doing everything that we can to stand. We need to start somewhere! We need to make the decision to pay the price to please God rather than man!
The worse that can happen by posting this is that my [Facebook] list will be cleared out and that will just cause me less money to have it. I’m not into great numbers but quality of people who are desperate to see the Lord move in our midst no matter what they have to do. We have made made mistakes in our walk and we are paying for it, but today is a new day, a fresh new beginning to take a stand for the land to decree that His kingdom will come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Okay for the introduction, now for the word!
We are an army and we must be united by His love. How can the world tell us by our love if we are giving into the works of the enemy and wounding each other in the body of Christ? I really believe that many have seared their consciences by living a life of the flesh instead of crucifying it and that is why they are not convicted of the way they treat one another and live their life. I know judgment will begin in the house of God and we need to close the door to the enemy and unite once and for all.
Die out to the fleshly pride and love like Jesus loved. He said forgive them for they knew not what they are doing? What does He say to those that have the knowledge of sin and continue to sin? To me, that is willful sin and if it is continued our heart will become hardened and become worse than one who is lost. Yes, this is a strong word.
They take their Sword and use it against one another rather than the enemy. They use their Sword to justify their own actions. Some may think they are covered by the Armor of God, but if the enemy can see there is a chink, he will come in! We might look like we are doing the right things on the surface, moving in the Gifts and reaching the lost, but if there are areas not dealt with in our heart, the enemy will defeat us. It is the little foxes that spoil the vine, and these are the areas of great importance.
Do we lash out at one another in secret when out in public we appear to be all together? Are we impatient and unforgiving and constantly take offense? Do we return things when we borrow? Do we overcharge our services? Do we use good moral christian ethics in our business dealings? Do we pay our taxes? Do we lie, not keeping our word when we say something to others?
Yes, these are areas we can sweep under the rug or some may say under the table where no one sees. But yes, the Lord, is everywhere. He sees under the table those taxes not paid. What we sow we will reap. We might feel we are getting away with these things but one day will come when we will see the fruit of our actions and we will not like it. Yes, this is the day of salvation, choose this day who we will fully serve.
Yes, this is a strong word! I’ve seen people go to the extreme to say that God would not give a strong word, they will not post this on their lists. And that is why the church is weak, where we don’t see the signs, wonders, and miracles. No one will speak up against sin. The world has no excuse for the way they behave but we, the body of Christ will be held accountable for all that they know and choose not to walk in it.
I want to see the church arise and their enemy scattered. I want to see the power and authority in our words come to effect, but to have great authority we must come under His authority.
He is our Captain and we must fall in rank and follow Him wholeheartedly, in total surrender, united in His love, sanctified and set apart for His service. I pray these words do a total work in our hearts so we can see change in the way we live, and move, and have our being.
YES, great grace!
Love in Christ,
~ Yolanda Ballard
|Yolanda Ballard of At The Father’s Feet website, shares with you, the body of Christ, the words she’s received quietly sitting at the Father’s feet. I believe Jesus set the example for us to follow. Whenever He could He would come apart from the busyness of the world so that He could quiet Himself before the Father, for that is where He received direction and strength to carry out His will.|