“Refusing the bridle and the bit is not My idea of submission to My will.
Too many have run instead of slowing down to hear Me. Too many get too busy to spend time with Me, then wonder why they are not able to hear My voice.
I don’t know if your own friends will spend time talking to you if you ignore them, will they ? Am I not your BEST Friend ? Am I someone you want to ignore ? Am I One Who ignores your needs when you cry out in desperation to Me. Do I ever close down heaven and refuse to listen ?
I know how to get your attention, just like a wife knows how to get the attention of her husband. I know what will MOVE you. I know what will catch your eye. I know what it takes to prove to you that I love you and will never leave or forsake you ! I know what it takes to dispel unbelief and doubts in My goodness.
There are many ways to deal with children based on their varying personalities, and I like a good father, will watch and see what they will do in response to discipline, and what they need.
Some children only need a “look” – you know the one. The one that shows displeasure. Some children need a spanking. Some children need to have things taken away to appreciate what they do have.
I AM no different in evaluating what it takes to change My sons and daughters. I know what to do. And I know ahead of time how they will respond, because I AM all knowing, the all sufficient One. You don’t have that advantage. So come to me, when you want to correct someone. Listen to My voice and don’t ASSUME you know what is best for someone else.
Don’t assume they don’t hear from Me themselves. The Holy Spirit’s work is to be the TEACHER. It is only when they don’t listen to ME, that I may have You speak to someone, or else I may use you to only CONFIRM what I’ve said.
Don’t use your own mind to judge others or display your own impatience with how they are doing in their sanctification PROCESS. It is MY JOB to figure out what it will take and to execute it. It is your job only to listen to ME, and only say what I say.
I have a good plan for My church – even those who don’t want to listen right now. But I would have you PRAY for them. For you know yourself, that unless I had not removed the blindness off your own eyes to your sin, you also could be where they are !
It is ONLY BY GRACE that you are saved, healed, delivered, or progress in any way within My Kingdom. It is NOT by your own efforts. So give others what I have given you – GRACE !
My GRACE is sufficient for you. Some may not move as FAST because they are lacking the grace, or because they don’t know to ask for it, or because they have been TAUGHT WRONGLY, and there is a lot of that in My church.
Impatience and perfectionism, and lecturing others is NOT MY STYLE. Teaching is not the same as “lecturing”. A child does NOT like lecturing especially when it goes on and on. He will not respond well to that.
Teaching however giving an example that he CAN understand is often useful. That is one of the reasons I used parables. People understand what they can relate to. So if you ‘lecture’ instead of getting what I would like to say, well, it just is not the same.
My wisdom is limitless. Yours is limited to your experience and what you are taught in the world. So come to me and ASK. I can give you the wisdom for your children, and I can give you the wisdom for your brothers and sisters whose walk is not mature.
There are so few mature in My church, that FORBEARANCE is a must. It is a fruit of My peace. And I have said that if you keep your mind STAYED on ME, then you will have perfect PEACE.
If your mind strays to human ways, and man’s ways of doing things, that is NOT MY WAYS. My ways are higher than your ways, or the ways of man’s psychology or humanism. Come to ME for the wisdom you need. I will give freely to the one who asks, recognizing your own lack, for that is HUMILITY. And I’ve said that I give GRACE to the humble.
The ability to overcome anything requires My strength, My wisdom, My help. You are insufficient, and I AM the SUFFICIENT ONE. You are poor, but I AM RICH in all that I have.
I AM THE SOURCE of all you need. So lay down your own words, your own opinions, and your own advice, and wisdom, and ASK of ME, for I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know if you will just come to ME.
Abide in ME, and I will abide in YOU. My love for you is UNENDING. It is also limitless. I don’t run out of LOVE for anyone.
LOVE is the greatest MOTIVATOR of all. Those who know they are loved, will do anything to please that one they love. No one knows how to love better than I do ! I know every experience in your lives. I know the very hairs on your head.
I know everything you have ever thought or said. I never get impatient with the one I love. I may correct or discipline, but I never withdraw My love. My love is unconditional. I don’t REJECT THE ONE WHO MAKES A MISTAKE, even if it is over and over again.
I keep persevering in trying to help them overcome and reach the goal, to run their race to the finish. I don’t desert them. I may withdraw My GRACE from the prideful, or arrogant, or the one who gets too religious, but I never leave you. It may seem I have gone away sometimes, because I am quiet. But I never do.
I test, but I don’t withdraw. I pull back my voice, or other things to test your faith sometimes, but I don’t take away My love. MY SPIRIT IS IN YOU. I never withdraw that, unless someone so willingly blasphemes the Holy Spirit, and yet if they repent, I will forgive.
If they die in unrepentance, I don’t forgive them. So KNOW that I have given you GREAT GRACE in this hour and many will be restored that you thought would never “make it”.
My ways are higher than yours ! I give everyone MANY chances to repent, over and over, out of MY LOVE, and MY knowledge of the things that made them the way they are ! You do not know the hearts of man as I DO !
At the same time, those who willfully reject what I am about to do, and will not repent and choose to refuse My love, will be utterly lost, because what I do next will be by the supernatural power of the HOLY SPIRIT and if they call what HE does unholy, when it is HE shaking off the dregs, then you will weep and cry for them, but they will sadly be refused as they have refused ME.
They will fall to confusion and the distortion of the enemy. So keep your hearts without bitterness and anger. Keep from deception by walking in the light as I am in the light. Stay in the WORD and weigh all that you hear and see by it.”
Heavenly Versus Demonic Wisdom
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy,” James 3:13-18 NKJV.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways ,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts,” Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV.
“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls,” Luke 21:12-19 NKJV.
“Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one,” Colossians 4:5-6 NKJV.
“If any of you lacks wisdom , let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways,” James 1:5-8 NKJV.
Led to repost…
May 18th, 2006
by: PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN of Upstream Ministries, California www.upstreamca.org and www.blogtalkradio.com/Upstream Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Donate to Upstream: via secure Paypal by sending as gift to email@example.com or send to: Upstream, PMB 545, 14311 Newport Blvd, Suite G, Tustin, CA 9278.