Do NOT be a Bystander


“A bystander said, “Master, will only a few be saved?”  He said, “Whether few or many is none of your business.  Put your mind on your life with God.  The way to life — to God! — is vigorous and requires your total attention.  A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around the neighborhood all your lives.  Well, one day you’re going to be banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked and the Master saying, ‘Sorry, you’re not on my guest list’”   Luke 13:23-25, MSG.

Bystander: a person who is standing near but not taking part in what is happening

“My child, the day of being a “bystander” is over.  Many people go to revival meetings to watch a spectacle and to be entertained.  They sit in their seats like they are watching a movie or a sporting event.  When they leave, they leave unchanged for they were only stimulated for a moment.  I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS!

I AM not an entertainer or a celebrity.  I AM THE LORD OF GLORY.  I will not be treated like this in My House.  The hour is upon you now where this type of “bystander” mentality will not be tolerated.  I come with cups of conviction full and over flowing to pour out upon those who call themselves by My Name.  The depth of every heart will be exposed and the Light of Truth will search out even the hidden thoughts and intentions of every heart.

The true call is: Come to Me.  Come into the fields with Me for the fruit is ripe and harvest is upon us.  This is no time to sit and watch others burn with the fire from My altar.  Every one of My children has a calling and a destiny which I established before time began.

Arise from your comfort zones.  Dare to believe Me.  Follow Me as I open the doors for you to walk through.  I will be with you and in you to perform all that Righteousness demands in this hour.

Look up and follow the pillar of Fire.  You must move with me and heed My voice to avoid the snares and pits along the way.  I will give you a discerning heart to know which fruit is ripe and which fields are ready for harvest.

You, may say, “How can I do anything because I am the least among my brethren?”  I will show you.  I will lead you.  Remember Gideon and be encouraged.  The obedience of one man/woman can change the course of a nation.  I have many Gideons, Davids, Ruths, and Debras that I am calling out of the spectator bleaches and into the fields with Me.

Do not despise the day of small beginnings for in an instant I can change your situation.  Rejoice and receive My words this day.  I pour out mercy, grace, and godly wisdom upon you.  Without Me you can do nothing, but with Me you will see My glory manifested among the nations.  Shalom.”

Scriptural References:

Exodus 13:21-22;  Judges 6:11-16;  1 Chronicles 21:26;  Proverbs 15:14 Proverbs 20:27;  Isaiah 60:1;  Jeremiah 29:11;  Zechariah 4:10
Matthew 11:28-30;  Luke 10:2;  Luke 23:48-49 (MSG)
John 1:50-51; 15:5,  John 16:7-11;  Romans 1:17; 3:21-26
1 Corinthians 2:7-9;  1 Corinthians 3:1-3 (AMP)
1 Corinthians 16:9;  2 Corinthians 2:12, 14-17;  Ephesians 5:14
Philippians 1:9-10;  Hebrews 12:28-29 (MSG);  James 2:1;   Jude 1:14-15. 


~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”

Mary B. Dovie imageMary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing.  Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama.  Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.

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