“These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me”Matthew 15:8 NKJV.
My child, lip service never has nor will ever please Me. Words are powerful only when the speaker truly believes what he is saying. Yes, even those who are deluded into believing a lie will speak with power, but it is the power of the wicked one. However, those who speak words to flatter or to blend in with the culture around them are like clouds with no rain.
Many who call themselves Christian give Me lip service, but their hearts are not Mine. They are filled with thoughts that are contrary to My teachings, yet their words seem to say otherwise. Nothing is hidden from Me. I know the depth of every heart. I know who is sincere and who is not. I know if a declaration of faith in Me comes from a humble and contrite heart.
It is the heart that speaks on the day of reckoning. Saying you love Me is not enough. You must live it out in every breath you take and every act you do. The old saying, “Actions speak louder than words,” sums up what I am saying to you.
Faith is of the heart — the inner man. It cannot grow in a medium of just words. The soil of your heart must be watered by My Word so that the seeds of faith (alive faith) can grow. Alive faith is active. It cannot subsist on hollow words, lip service.
It greatly saddens Me to say that many who sit in pews every weekend do not know how deceived they really are. I AM ALIVE and I want My people to be Alive in Me. Religious speak will not suffice. It is a waste of breath and does great harm to My people.
I will not be thwarted, but will shake and awaken these who have been deceived so they will know that I desire intimacy with them. Relationship will replace religion. True heart devotion will replace lip service. Active and alive faith will replace the wish-list mentality.
Keep your eyes on Me and you will begin to see Me shake many assemblies. It will give Me great joy to see these dear ones set free and on fire for me. Pray for these as they come out and be kind to them, because you were once like them. Receive My peace and grace this day. Shalom.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish”Ephesians 5:25-27 NKJV.
Isaiah 29:13; 50:4; 57:15; 60:1-3; Psalms 34:18; 51:17
Proverbs 20:27; 25:14; Matthew 10:26; Mark 4:22; 7:6, 8
Luke 8:17; 12:2; Romans 3:9-20; 13:11; Colossians 2:8
1 Corinthians 4:5; 15:34; Ephesians 2:1-5; 5:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
Hebrews 4:12; 11:1; 12:27-28; James 1:6; 2:26
~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”
|Mary 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.|