“I want to be your One True Desire. I want to be Your Everything. I want you to love Me more than you love any other person on this earth.
I want time with you as much as you want time with your other “lovers”. Will you come to ME, and allow Me that time? Will you spend on Me, what you spend on yourself ? Am I asking like a harsh taskmaster too much of you? Is there nothing you are willing to give up that you would spend a bit more time with Me, that we could have sweet communion together?
It takes STAYING your MIND on Me, I know. It takes thinking about me, as you think about those other people you love so much, I know. I have given you those others in your life. But I didn’t tell you to love them more than Me.
I told you that he who loves brother, sister, mother or father more than Me, is not worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven. I know it is a hard thing to balance because it brings such joy to have wonderful intimacy with others when I AM in it.
I AM not asking you just because I AM selfish. I AM asking you to give up your idolatry to man. Do not compromise the Word of God for the sake of another human being. Do not consider their needs before the need to have time with ME. For how can you love them rightly unless you are first right in your relationship with ME? How can you hear how to love them, if you are not worshipping Me and spending time in intimacy with Me?
Some of you would do anything for your husband or wife, even defiling the marriage bed just to please them. Some of you have strayed into enemy territory, just to keep them seemingly happy, while allowing your soul to grow sorrowful and heavy, knowing that you are compromising My Word.
Some of you are depressed and walking in torment because of allowing yourself to idolize those you love to the point of compromise. Throw of the constraints of the enemy beloveds and be honest and faithful to your promises to ME. And I will show you how to get free. I will be your rear guard, and the glory of your head! I AM FAITHFUL AND TRUE.
Is not My love worth more than rubies or diamonds, more than the house over your head, or the car you drive? How many of you have compromised to have what you want in this life, while ignoring the glory of the next life?
What will it profit if you have everything in this life, but lose your soul?
Is this what I taught you? Is this what I preached? Did I say that you could have whatever you want in this world and shut up your hand to your neighbor and your brother, the orphan and single mothers who you see every week in services, but do nothing to help. I did not glorify a tight-fisted life, but I exemplified a life of generosity, sharing whatever we had with one another and loving one another.
Did I tell the rulers of My days on earth that they were loving when they stored riches up for themselves and denied widows their due, and beggars?
I know you don’t like these words when it means you may have to give up something. Many of you have grown far too comfortable with the things of this life, thinking you should never have to do without the slightest thing – thinking you never could part with your COMFORTS. But I did not call you to live a comfortable life
I said you would have all you NEED, not all you want. I said if you hold on to your life, you will lose it. I said, if the one who gives up his life will find it. I AM readying your hearts, so that you will open your homes. For life here will not be what it was before. For many will betray one another, just to have what they WANT. Many will betray and compromise the Truth, just to be COMFORTABLE, in the days ahead.
Take care of the widows I said. Take care of the fatherless children, I said.
Walk in FAITH, I said – Not in doubt and wavering. For a man who is double minded is like the waves of the sea, being tossed about to and fro, unstable in all his ways. Surely I have called you to be children of FAITH, so that when the rains come, when the trials come, you will STAND and not waver – you will not doubt in My provision or look to man or any other source, but to ME.
I AM the SOURCE. I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I OWN what you think you own. You gave your life to ME, remember?
I tell you, there are many women in this hour, many youth who are struggling to make it in this world, and very few who care. I called you to LOVE ONE ANOTHER, and not to judge and condemn your own. Do not side with the merciless and arrogant of the earth. Do not give in to the compromise with this worlds values.
VALUE WHAT I VALUE. I value human beings more than THINGS. Look for the one you can bless and you will be doing well, if just even ONE. That one little child, or youth, or woman or homeless man is a brother, a sister. You may not be able to help all, but just as I lead them to you, do what YOU CAN. Testings are not finished. Trials will not go away.
The time has come for My glory to be seen. The time has come for one-anothering to mean more than what you have in your storehouse. For IT IS NOTHING FOR ME TO MULTIPLY WHAT YOU NEED. It was a common thing when I walked the earth to do miracles. And it will again be a common thing among those who TRUST ME.
I can multiply water. I can multiply food. I can multiply blankets, or shoes, or anything that you need. YOU have but to ask, and when you ask with a right heart. I will hear and answer from heaven.
Distance and time are nothing to ME. I transcend all boundaries for I AM the CREATOR of heavens and the earth, so NOTHING is impossible with Me. I want ALL My children to know My love and care, My provision and multiplication abilities. want them to know I AM the GOD WHO HEALS.
So look for opportunities to demonstrate My KINGDOM. Do not go throughout your day without thinking… ”where today Lord, can I show Your Kingdom to someone?” In this way you also PRACTICE multiplication – multiplication of My LOVE and KINDNESS, multiplication of My POWER and GLORY. Look for opportunities to demonstrate MY KINGDOM instead of your kingdom, and I will meet you there. I AM LOVE. I AM KINDNESS.
I AM GLORY AND POWER. I AM the EVERLASTING FATHER. Show them My beloveds, show them !”
“Be very, very careful never to compromise with the people there in the land where you are going, for if you do, you will soon be following their evil ways. Instead, you must break down their heathen altars, smash the obelisks they worship, and cut down their shameful idols,” Exodus 34:12-13 TLB.
“Happy are all who search for God and always do his will, rejecting compromise with evil and walking only in his paths. You have given us your laws to obey- oh, how I want to follow them consistently. Then I will not be disgraced, for I will have a clean record. After you have corrected me, I will thank you by living as I should! I will obey! Oh, don’t forsake me and let me slip back into sin again,” Psalm 119:2-8 TLB.
“But the Lord God says, “See, I am placing a Foundation Stone in Zion-a firm, tested, precious Cornerstone that is safe to build on. He who believes need never run away again. I will take the line and plummet of justice to check the foundation wall you built; it looks so fine, but it is so weak a storm of hail will knock it down! The enemy will come like a flood and sweep it away, and you will be drowned. I will cancel your agreement of compromise with Death and the devil, so when the terrible enemy floods in, you will be trampled into the ground. Again and again that flood will come and carry you off, until at last the unmixed horror of the truth of my warnings will finally dawn on you,” Isaiah 28:16-19 TLB.
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Etymology: Middle English, mutual promise to abide by an arbiter’s decision, from Middle French compromis, from Latin compromissum, from neuter of compromissus, past participle of compromittere to promise mutually, from com- + promittere to promise
1 a : settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions b : something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things
2 : a concession to something derogatory or prejudicial.
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