I have such a burden today.
My heart is breaking. I am seeing and feeling The LORD’s heartbreak for the world and for His Church in particular.
I’m feeling The LORD’s pain for the division, for the lies — not just in the world, but throughout The Church.
Lies that contradict Gods Word; lies that divide The Church; lies that will lead the flock away from the Shepherd; lies that exclude any love with which we are told to minister.
Even the company of prophets is divided against itself!
I am feeling God’s pain as He separates wheat from tares; as He watches His Children turn away from Him.
Like any father, our Father weeps for them — even though He knows this must happen — even those to whom it will happen.
His Love is so deep we cannot begin to comprehend it. It is so wide, we cannot possibly understand it.
So much so, we fight against it and call it the battle for holiness. Yet, Fathers love is both unconditional and boundless.
“Where can I go that Your Love cannot find me?” (Psalm 139:7-12)
This is my consolation, my hope, and my prayer — that Father God, in His infinite mercy, will come for us soon.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to be here, because He wants me to be here to help His Kingdom here on earth — He has work for me to do, and work for you to do while we wait patiently for His Call.
But I feel His pain in the waiting. I weep His tears in the quiet place. I watch and, increasingly, I burn for His Presence — to carry it everywhere in order to demonstrate His love, His compassion, and a His power.
My one wish is to have Holy Spirit by my side in all things and in all places.
Oh the pain we are causing our Father — and the pain that He carries for us.
If we all knew this, we’d come into line immediately, but sadly we have hardened our hearts to His Pain.
Forgive us LORD and use us however, wherever, whenever You want.
Father God, lead us again through this wilderness, this time of testing and trial. Help us gather in that which has been planted and is ripe unto harvest.
In the words of Ignatius Loyola (1491–1556):
“Teach us, good LORD,
To serve thee as thou deservest;
To give, and not to count the cost,
To fight, and not to heed the wounds,
To toil, and not to seek for rest,
To labor, and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do Thy Will.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.