3 Words in 1
Gain? or Lose?
Which way will you choose?
You’ve got everything to gain; You’ve got everything to lose.
When and if you choose life, enter at the narrow gate that leads to life. You’ve got everything to gain.
Jesus said: “I am the gate of the sheep. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
“When and if you choose the world, that’s the wide gate that leads to destruction….”
When Jesus was being tempted by Satan in the wilderness, He was shown all the kingdoms of the world by the adversary saying ‘I will give you all of these kingdoms if you bow down and worship me!’
Jesus replied: “Away from Me Satan; you savor not the things of God but the things of men.”
You’ve got everything to lose if you give in to his lies.
“Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”
He Waits For You To Ask; He will Show You How To Ask
What does the Lord want to hear from you?
Is it praise?
Is it honoring His Name and His Word?
What does He want to hear from you?
Is it a broken and contrite heart?
A broken and contrite heart He will not despise
Is it a heart filled with laughter and mirth?
Is it the words someone says for you, and not your own words?
Does He want to hear from you at all?
What’s keeping Him from hearing from you?
Is He being ignored?
Did He say something that upset you?
What do you think He is waiting for?
If you were to ask Him for bread, would He give you a stone?
If you were to ask Him for a fish, would He give you a snake?
If you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more would your Heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him? (Matthew 7:11, Luke 11: 13).
Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above from the Father of the heavenly Lights, in Whom there is no variation, nor shadow of turning, (James 1:7).
Ask, and it will be given to you.
Seek, and you shall find;
Knock, and the door will be opened unto you.
For whosoever asks, receives;
Whosoever seeks, will find;
Whosoever knocks, the door will be opened, (Matthew 7:7-8),
Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you…. (Matthew 6:33).
He wants you to understand that The Holy Spirit will show how to ask.
Now The LORD is the Spirit, for where the Spirit of The LORD is, there is freedom, (2 Corinthians 3:17).
More Ability by The Holy Spirit!
There is tremendous power in submission to The Holy Spirit.
There is dunamis power that is pouring forth in the obedience you give Him.
You are receiving special abilities that will be followed by signs and wonders in the Spirit.
There is inherent power, power that is in you due to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Apart from Him we can do nothing. With Him we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you through the Spirit of the Lord that is dwelling in you, the believer.
He has given you the authority to do the mighty works of God.
“As for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of The LORD, and with justice and might,” Micah 3:8.
“Is not My Word like as a fire?” declares The LORD. “Is not My Word the mighty hammer that smashes the rocks?” Jeremiah 23:29.
“For the people who do know their God shall be strong and take action,” Daniel 11:32.
“If you abide in Me, and My Word abides in you, you shall ask what you will and it shall be done unto you,” John 15:7.
“For without faith it is impossible to please Him…. for he that comes to God must believe that He is God, and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him,” Hebrews 11:6.
There is far more grace ahead of you than you can see right now. There is far more ability within you than you realize.
Every skill you have obtained in your life came as the result of WORK. It came as the result of applying yourself to knowledge, to come to the understanding of how things fit together.
The Spirit of The LORD is therefore giving you revelation of how to walk in The Spirit; And it takes work as well.
- It requires submission.
- It requires yieldedness.
- It requires time.
- It requires being patient in waiting upon The LORD.
- It requires learning scripture.
- It requires presenting yourself as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your worship, (Romans 12:1-2).
This leads to the renewing of your mind so that you can prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
The Word That Is Sent will become Rhema to you as you listen for His wonderful Voice.
This is Key to your learning: Listen for His Voice.
Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness,and all these things will be added unto you… (Matthew 6:33).
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with the LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of the LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.