Just recently, The LORD spoke to me about Determination.
It is almost as if we are having an ongoing conversation about choices and the power to choose, that He has given to us.
Tonight, He took me back to a study I had done and shared with a Bible Study about Truth and Walking in Truth.
He said, “Tell my people that Knowing Truth, Accepting Truth and Walking in Truth are all totally based on a choice.
Walking in Truth is simply choosing The Cross.
Truth is not always popular, because every day you choose to take up your cross and repeat My Words, ‘Father, forgive them for they know not what they do’.
Have you stopped to notice that moment by moment in your daily walk, you are presented an opportunity to choose between Truth and a lie?
You often must choose between integrity and convenience daily.”
As I was driving to the grocery yesterday, I approached a yellow caution light just as it turned to red, and the car in front of me just went right on through the red light.
Suddenly, the still small voice spoke and said, “This is an everyday example of obeying the law — to come to a full stop — or slide right on.”
“That was a choice of choosing convenience over integrity. It is the same as telling a story to just get by — or stretching the Truth to appear as obedience,” says the one who is TRUTH.
“I say this to you today, to show you this is how deception and lies begin.
When My People present half-truths as a way of life, they are hardening their heart to My Truth and soon they no longer value Truth, or the call to share the whole Truth.
Beloved, this is a small example of how many of those who are determined to rule and control started out with just one misconception and one choice to satisfy self and formed a lifestyle of self serving and deception.
Walking in Truth is a choice again of Determination. You are faced with a decision of determination each time you are given a choice,” says The Father.
“I AM releasing great Grace to My People, to not be just hearers of The Word — but doers of The Word.
I adjure you to hide The Word in your heart each day to protect yourself from the fear of what men will say.
I AM working in hearts to create a desire to know the truth and cultivate honor and faithfulness in relationships that will draw those in division to be hungry for Truth.
When you walk in Truth, you are a demonstration of a heart that is filled with peace that passes understanding, and My Mercy shall begin to draw them to you.
So many have been satisfied with just getting by and have chosen convenience to truth. I so desire to see hungry hearts gladdened.
I AM here and calling those unto Me who are just sliding through the stop sign, to come to a full stop and come unto Me,” says The LORD.
“I ask this question to My Flock, as well as to those who are still wandering as lost sheep:
- To what degree is your heart determined to change?
- To what degree is your heart willing to change?
- And to what degree are you willing and determined to walk in the whole Truth?
I embrace you with open arms today and release My Love and Grace to you to ‘dare to come to the reality of The Whole Truth and nothing but The Truth’.
You may be saying, “I already have The Truth in my heart!” and if that is so, I challenge you to be clothed with Humility accept The Truth that many in The Church today have strayed a long way form — the purity and passion they once had for Truth, and the pursuit of Truth — one day at a time!” says The LORD God.
“I AM calling out to you to open your eyes of understanding that Truth that is not The Whole Truth, is not the Truth at all.
If My People who are called by my name,” says The LORD, “have never formed the habit of demanding Truth for themselves, then sadly, they will not demand it from others.”
I was reminded of the story of of Ananias when Peter spoke and said, “You have not lied to men, but to God” (Acts 5:5).
I was convicted myself, and stopped to ask The LORD to show me my heart when I have loved in part, participated in part, prayed in part, worshiped in part, and worst of all, when I have believed in part.
I challenge you to also bow before The LORD and quietly, ask The LORD if you have a heart that has obeyed in part on any issue or any promise, or really any area in your life?
We must not offer God part and pretend it is whole. I have been pondering that in my heart the whole time I have attempted to write a book about The Heart.
Just reliving the story of Ananias and Sapphira has been a fresh awakening to me as I compare it to the world and The Church as we know it today.
As I have been praying into Forgiveness, Rejection, and Control and Witchcraft, it has been a sobering time of embracing the Heart and Love of a God who changes not.
The word says in Acts 5:11 that, “Great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things”
I believe The Truth is paramount to the gathering of a solemn assembly to be Holy and acceptable to The LORD, as those who are The Remnant, separated out to walk in Truth with complete loyalty and hearts of unselfish love.
Could it be there are areas in our heart where we have been self-deceived?
May we come boldly to The Throne Room seeking the whole Truth and determining to receive and walk in it — by The Grace of God.
As we embrace this Truth with our whole heart, we will tremble with The Fear of The LORD.
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.