“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.””Matthew 16:15-16, NKJV.
My child, I asked the question, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter responded correctly that I AM HE: The Messiah, the Son of the Living God. Now, I ask this people who call themselves Christians the same question, “Who do YOU say that I am?”
I am not looking for a traditional catechism response, but I seek a personal response from the depth of each heart. I am after the truth that resides in the inner man (soul). If I AM the Son of God, then what does that mean to you? If I have the Words of Life, then why do you not follow My commands? If I AM the Soon Coming King, then why are you not looking expectantly for My return?
I come today asking these questions to spur you onto a time of self-evaluation. It is time to consider your ways and your thoughts. There are consequences not just for your actions, but for your thoughts and beliefs. The loyal, committed, and devoted children of God will reap the blessings and fruits of their faithfulness to Me through an intimate relationship with Me. The ones who do not pursue intimacy with Me preferring a shallow association with Me will not partake of the overflowing blessings of My Kingdom. These are like the unwise virgins who did not bring the extra oil. They were unprepared and missed the return of the Bridegroom.
“Awake,” I say, “search your hearts; Who AM I really to you?”
The pressure of the encroaching darkness is squeezing every man, woman, and child so as to reveal the depth of each heart. When you are squeezed will love come forth or something else? When evil is called good and good evil, will you remain silent? When My Holy Spirit is maligned and blasphemed will you nod your head in agreement?
It is time to repent and turn wholly to Me. You cannot defeat darkness with darkness. Only The Light is victorious over the evil that walks among you. You must learn how to love as I love for this is the true hallmark of a Christian.
Consider your ways. Consider My words to you this day. Cry out to Me and I will come and set all things in order in your life. You must be willing to let Me do this work in you. You must surrender your desire for unity with Me so I can take you to the higher ground where you can walk in conformity to My image. Even now, I am releasing grace to you for this very purpose. Rejoice, for repentance is still available to My people even at this late hour. Remember, I Am the Good Man of the House and My rewards come with Me. Receive Me now with a sincere heart and all will be restored. Shalom.
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming” Matthew 25:13, NKJV.
Job 38:3; 40:7; Psalm 37:5-6; Proverbs 20:27; Isaiah 1:19
Isaiah 50:4-5; 60:1-3; 5:20; Isaiah 62:5; Haggai 1:5,7
Matthew 3:2, 8; 4:17; 9:13; Matthew 16:13-19; Matthew 25:1-13
John 6:67-69; John 13:34-35; Romans 8:29; Matthew 20:1-16; 6:1-4 Ephesians 3:14-21; 2 Peter 3:9-10; 1 John 1:5; 2:8 10
~ 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.|