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I Have to Test and Prove Their Hearts!
Father says, “Tell them do not be discouraged or be dismayed. I have to test them and prove their hearts whether they will obey Me and keep My ordinances even after I have blessed them.
For I AM a just God, and I AM righteous. What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his own soul?
My child, I have to build character in them. I have to build patience, long suffering, I have to cause therm to bare much fruit, and all that comes with the process of waiting upon Me.
I know many have become anxious, but My will has to be done. They must be delivered even from themselves, the old mind sets, the old ways and attitudes. Their light must shine.
For many I have carried them on eagles’ wings, caused their feet not to slip, strengthened them. I gave them suck on My breast and comfort in time of affliction.
My angels ministered to them and sustained them during their trials. I have been their help. I promised never to leave them, neither would I forsake them, and I honor My Word.
Only that they would keep their gaze steadfast on Me and look neither to the right nor left.
For I AM their God and another they should not serve. For I fight for them, and protect them, and by the blood of My son, from sin I delivered them.
Tell them keep their eyes on Me!”
“You are to remember everything of the way in which Adonai led you these forty years in the desert, humbling and testing you in order to know what was in your heart — whether you would obey his mitzvot or not. He humbled you, allowing you to become hungry, and then fed you with man, which neither you nor your ancestors had ever known, to make you understand that a person does not live on food alone but on everything that comes from the mouth of Adonai.
During these forty years the clothing you were wearing didn’t grow old, and your feet didn’t swell up. Think deeply about it: Adonai was disciplining you, just as a man disciplines his child. So obey the mitzvot of Adonai your God, living as he directs and fearing him.
For Adonai your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams, springs and water welling up from the depths in valleys and on hillsides. It is a land of wheat and barley, grapevines, fig trees and pomegranates; a land of olive oil and honey; a land where you will eat food in abundance and lack nothing in it; a land where the stones contain iron and the hills can be mined for copper.
So you will eat and be satisfied, and you will bless Adonai your God for the good land he has given you.
Be careful not to forget Adonai your God by not obeying his mitzvot, rulings and regulations that I am giving you today. Otherwise, after you have eaten and are satisfied, built fine houses and lived in them, and increased your herds, flocks, silver, gold and everything else you own, you will become proud-hearted, forgetting Adonai your God — who brought you out of the land of Egypt, where you lived as slaves; who led you through the vast and fearsome desert, with its poisonous snakes, scorpions and waterless, thirsty ground; who brought water out of flint rock for you; who fed you in the desert with man, unknown to your ancestors; all the while humbling and testing you in order to do you good in the end — you will think to yourself, ‘My own power and the strength of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.’
No, you are to remember Adonai your God, because it is he who is giving you the power to get wealth, in order to confirm his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as is happening even today.
If you forget Adonai your God, follow other gods and serve and worship them, I am warning you in advance today that you will certainly perish. You will perish just like the nations that Adonai is causing to perish ahead of you, because you will not have heeded the voice of Adonai your God.” Deuteronomy 8:2-20.
The Rebellious May Not Enter!
Been on my face before the Messiah all day praying, in His Word, just seeking after Him and I believe the Holy Spirit spoke to me just now and I heard in my Spirit:
“For rebellion and disobedience, many will not enter the promise, for cursing and swearing.
Many have hardened their hearts and stiffened their necks as did their forefathers that tried Me and provoked Me in the wilderness and did not trust Me. Neither did they remember the marvelous things I did for them in times past.
They chose to backslide and turn away to lies instead of adhering to My truth and they put confidence in man and princes instead of Me because they did not see what they expected.
But My ways are not their ways and My thoughts are far off. Choosing not to walk in the Spirit, in My way, My ordinances, but fulfilling the lusts of their flesh. Choosing not to wait upon Me but corrupted themselves with fallacies.
My child, I do not lie, its not in Me. My promises are true, they are yes and amen. Why go the way I have not chosen?
O, that they would look to Me for their help and obey Me. For I know the beginning and the end of all things, and better is the end of a thing than the beginning. O, that they would walk in My way and hearken diligently it would be well.”
I humbly submit, let us be obedient and wait on Jehovah for our help and for the time for the fulfillment of His promises. He keeps covenant and mercy with them who love him and keep His commands, (Nehemiah 1:5).
~ Syreeta Thomas