Yesterday as I was reading the book of Philippians the Holy Spirit gave me this word. Philippians is actually a letter which the apostle Paul wrote while he was in prison. He said that the things that he lost as well as the things that he gave up could not be compared with knowing Jesus Christ and the power of His resurrection. Jesus wants us to have this same type of relationship with Him as Paul had.
The Lord says, I am calling you into a relationship with Me. Not just to know of Me but to know Me in a personal way. As you walk with Me, you will be one with Me . As you talk with Me, you will learn to communicate with Me and recognize My voice. You will no longer be in doubt or fear because you will know that I am for you and not against you. I will show you what it is to abide in Me. You say that you want to know My ways and as you abide in Me you will learn of My ways. You will know the direction to go as I will give you discernment and show you the paths to avoid. Trust in Me to make the crooked paths straight, and the rocky roads smooth as you pursue the plans that I have for you.
You will understand that “the fear of the Lord” does not mean to be afraid of Me. You will know My secrets as well as My power. You will understand My leading because I will lead you in peace. You will receive revelation with ease as you follow My word because My word releases light to those in darkness. My word will release deliverance to those of you who are under the shadow of death as it becomes a light to your path . It will guide your feet into the ways of peace. As you remain in Me and I in you, you will come through into victory. As you trust your life to Me, I will fulfill the purpose that I have for you. It is through a relationship with Me that this will be accomplished. I no longer call you servants, I call you friend says the Lord.
Psalm 25:14 “The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.”
John 15:15 “I no longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
Philippians 3:7-11 “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”