It’s going to take a deep spiritual depth to function and navigate in these days we see now.
Our true experience in the Word and being able to communicate with The Holy Ghost on a one-on-one basis, will be the final deciding factor.
Every gift we have sought for and received, will be used. Flesh has fought, hell has oppressed and every false spirit has come against those chosen for this final hour.
“Pressed out of measure”1 speaks clearly. That’s truly what it’s been and what it has felt like.
Seeking to be like the apostles seemed like the right way to go; and perhaps it still is. But it could not and cannot be attained until we seek first to be like Jesus Christ.
The things they wrote, followed only after the things The LORD spoke first.
His doctrine, clearly came before any doctrine we have or what we think theirs was. It must be stated, that if we cannot be like Him first and live by the things He said and taught first; we cannot apply the rest of it either.
There are many voices. There are those of us now, who have spent many years learning to know and recognize the source of the voice we hear. It is likely a daily exercise even now.
Did I hear what I thought I heard? And whose voice was it?
Was it from me? Was it from The Spirit, from another human spirit or a voice from the dark one?
God spoke to men and women all through the Old Testament; they heard His voice clearly. The Angel of The LORD appeared to many people and had a real conversation with them. It still happens among us even today.
All those who have sought before and now to really follow the leading of The Spirit, have received promises.
Promises about their personal lives, their families, their ministries, their gifts and their future. Some of these promises go back for decades.
I feel led to state something a renowned apostle among many of us said once at a conference;
“If it is really of God, it will come to pass; no matter what.”
Many right here [on Facebook], right now and throughout the Body of Christ, are still waiting for some or much of this to be fulfilled. At times, we’ve almost given up.
It’s one thing to quote that verse that says not to be weary in well doing2. That one about reaping it if you don’t faint.
If we are going to really help one another now, we’ll have to confess some things to each other.
Well, I have fainted several times down through the years. When oppression is so heavy, when you are so sick and your body, mind and spirit is wracked with pain and suffering, death is only a breath away, it can happen.
I told God, “I quit; I don’t want any more! I just can’t take it!”
Aren’t you glad He knows our heart?
And the truth is, I couldn’t take it….. and neither can you.
I can’t type this, I can’t write this. My strength is gone and has been for a long time. And by the way…. we’ll not glory in His presence, not now.
All that vain-glory and self-gloat, is about to end; the Holy Ghost has just had enough.
The heat is on, we can believe that, and only that which is truly of The Spirit, will last and stand. That which is shallow and substituted as real, has already begun to wither.
For me, it’s about trusting God even now.
Can I still hold on and believe the things I know He told me, or not?
Can I yet trust Him, that even though I can’t see it and it seems nowhere in sight?
I’m not giving it up…. I can’t.
You see, there’s nothing else to hold on to. There’s nothing left to live for anyway, that could ever take its place.
Weeping can endure longer than a night.
Will I see those things I’ve seen in the Spirit?
Will they come to pass?
Will those gifts be used again?
God preserved gifts, talents and ministries in me and you; no matter what happened. It is of Him. He will keep His Word.
1: “For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were pressed beyond measure, beyond strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life,” 1 Corinthians 1:8.
2: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart,” Galatians 6:9.
~ Robert Blackburn