Some people believe that much of what I have written comes from humanism and modern psychology. That is just not so. Everything I have spoken of can be found in the bible. I heard one preacher say that we wrap biblical terms around this to make it sound scriptural, but that isn’t true. Perhaps this is the excuse the preacher needed not to accept any TRUTH in His life so that he didn’t have to accept responsibility for his heart condition and life. We use modern terms or word pictures that people today can understand to be able to grasp a biblical concept. Boundaries is one such example. This is not humanism or a theme developed by modern psychology with biblical terms wrapped around it. I can read and understand and heal from abuse in my life and stop it in the future because I can see the principles in the bible. I have a personal relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ, who sets the oppressed free with the TRUTH. In my relationship with Jesus, He has manifested Himself to me and operated in the principles talked about. I have learned to get my life, value and worth from the Lord, Jesus Christ and apart from Him, I am nothing. It is that life, that is the light of man and light exposes darkness and darkness doesn’t like that. I have learned that I do not stand apart from Christ because I am a weak, broken down, heavy laden person. I respect the power of satan as well, because satan is much stronger than I am and I have to rely on the one, Jesus Christ, who is greater than me and lives in me to even live another day. You don’t expose the works of the devil without having hoards and swarms of demonic spirits, principalities and powers attacking you and trying to take your life, and they will use the people closest to you to do it too. Seems the typical ministry I get from religious, legalistic Christians (tares) is that this is my burden or cross in life. I once got a poem or some works oriented paper. It talked about a man who had to carry his burden and cross in life. Along his road of life, he met a carpenter (just like Jesus was). He told the carpenter that his cross was too heavy and he asked that he borrow his saw to cut off some of the length.
The burden lifting carpenter complied and helped him cut off some of the cross. This is what Christ does and this is what He died to do and this is what we as Christians are supposed to do for each other in regard to lifting heavy loads or difficulties in anothers life. We are to lift heavy burdens. Jesus said, “Come unto me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Religious people bind heavy burdens on people and do not help lift any with their finger because that is their “cross” to bear or their “burden” in life. Hate to tell you this dear, religious Christian folk, the Hindus believe the same thing only they call it karma. They believe also that you work out your eternity by bearing your karma today and that is why you don’t see people in India helping each other. They believe that they will hinder the person eternally so they don’t pick up the robbed, beaten, sick, hungry, imprisoned and needy and minister to their needs. Anyway, this man bearing his “cross” or heavy burden, continues on his way under the great weight of his load. He comes upon another carpenter and asks to borrow his saw again. He has more of the “cross” cut off or lifted. The man continues along and he comes to the great divide or the gulf that separates him from God and the only thing that keeps him from entering into heaven is that shortened cross which doesn’t make it. The message was that if you lift your burden in life and cut your cross off, you don’t make it to heaven. Your ability to bear your burdens and heartache determines whether you make it to heaven. As I was typing this, God gave me some revelation.It is not you and your ability to carry your burden (sorrows or hardships) or cross in life that allows you to enter into heaven. In fact, it is the cross and nothing but the finished work of the cross that gets you there and if you try to cut that short with your false doctrines and deny the power of God while having a form of Godliness, then it doesn’t reach. We are to worship God in spirit and in Truth and if we don’t like or can’t accept the Truth and if we don’t allow Jesus to do what He died to do in our lives by not just declaring us righteous but make us righteous as well, then we are cutting short the cross and the message of the cross. If we just want “pat my flesh” grace messages and we don’t want to be washed, then you are cutting the cross short. If you just want to hear about “no condemnation” and you want to dismiss judgment that “starts in the house of the Lord” then you are cutting the cross short. We have to want the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth. We have to love light rather than darkness or God will give us what we want – Outer Darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. We have to be doers of the word in order to be founded upon the Rock, Jesus. We have to believe in our hearts that Jesus is the Way and the only Way to get to the Father, not our works, not Mary, not the church or denomination we belong to, or any other idol or ritual that we substitute for the cross and the blood of Christ. Jesus is the Way, but the Father is the destination. The only way to get to the Father is through Jesus and the finished work of the cross and that is the correct interpretation of that poem or story. It is not our ability to carry our cross or burden that gets us to the Father. It is the finished work of the WHOLE CROSS. If you only have a partial cross because of wrong thinking, reasonings, concepts and ideas as to how you believe God is, then that won’t make it. If you reject and deny Truth that Jesus brings into your life, then you are rejecting Jesus and cutting your crosss short. Rebellion is as witchcraft and those who practice it do not enter into the kingdom of heaven. It is not your sins that cause you to go to hell. It is the rejection of Jesus that brings about condemnation. It is loving that darkness rather than light and not allowing Jesus to pull down our strongholds of wrong thinking. We have to believe that Jesus is the Truth and He will expose our hearts, deception and strongholds of wrong thinking and if we don’t allow Him to wash us, we have no part with Him.The religious are judged and condemned for doing nothing. They are the ones who add and do not lift a burden from their fellow man because it would interfere with their ability to enter heaven. Their faith is in their works and their ability to “reach” God and please Him. This is an unbeliever, not a believer. There will be many “Christians” who will hear “Depart from Me, I never knew you”. They will go on about how they did this and that in Jesus’ name. They go on to list their works and accomplishments as to why they qualify to enter into heaven. They have not repented or changed their minds about dead works yet and that is the first criteria and foundational doctrine in the true Christian church. These people truly thought they were Christians. Then there is another group who was rejected for doing nothing. They didn’t feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick or imprisoned, etc. because that would mean that they would be sawing off their cross and they wouldn’t be able to “get to the other side”. Judgment came upon this group because they did nothing. They were not receivers or doers of God’s word. They did not have the burden lifting works that verified their faith and love for others. You can have your name removed from the book of life. Those whose names were not found in the book of life were thrown in the lake of fire. This is serious church and I don’t hear any of this being preached in church. We need to evangelize to the lost sheep in our houses. The problems is that we have religious, do nothing church leaders, just as we did in Jesus’ day and they don’t want to hear or preach the Truth and they will be held more accountable to God and the blood of the lost in their midst will be upon their heads, especially if they have been given the Truth and ignored it. You can’t ignore what God has given you. You must put it to use or suffer the consequences and sometimes the consequences are tough. God will judge you according to how much revelation He has given you and according to what you have rejected or ignored. What good does Truth and Light do if you do not live and walk in it.Denial of self is what it means to take up your cross. It means to give up your will, way, reasonings and way of doing things and submit yourself to God, His will, His way and according to His Truth. If you believe that you can make it to heaven without denying self, then you are cutting the cross short and you won’t make it. When Jesus spoke of taking up the cross, He said, “Deny yourself and follow Me”. That is what it means to pick up your cross and carry it. Without the denying of your will, way, reasonings and your submission to God, you can’t very well follow Jesus can you? In other words, Jesus can’t be Savior if Jesus isn’t Lord. If you think that you can get to heaven without carrying that sort of self denying cross, you are deceived. Wide is the gate that leadeth to destruction. Take the narrow gate. We must be obedient, even unto death as Jesus implied.Taking up your cross does not mean that you are to stay with an abusive husband, not give up for the sake of the children and hang in there no matter how depressed you are and how you feel like you want to die. What a cruel thing to say and do to someone severely depressed and living with an abusive spouse, yet I have seen parents do this and their reasoning was that God hated divorce and it was best for the kids. What does that say to the woman and her children about their value and worth in God’s eyes? It says that the rule is more important than the person and marriage is more important than the wife and children and their pain and suffering and believe me, they are suffering. Again, I go back to Malachi where God is rebuking the husbands for abusing their wives and being insensitive and controlling. God said that this creates Ungodly children and it affects them into eternity and if there is anything that will cut their crosses short and not have them be able to believe in the God of the word, then it would be living in a household with a father and husband like this and the consequence is divorce because God would rather see the women and children freed from a man like this than have the sins of the forefathers passed down to the children. These children as well as the wife, will go through the abandonment stage of abuse and they won’t be able to believe God because of the way God’s representative, the father in their lives, treated them. It affects them eternally. What message do you think the mother receives about her value and worth in her parent’s eyes when her parents are nice to the daughter’s abusive husband and the daughter gets wall hangings, cards and stories about hanging in there and not giving up and enduring the abuse, even though the daughter attempted suicide and the granddaughter did as well? Who do you think the daughter and granddaughter have to go to if they are feeling depressed and suicidal again after they have been abandoned by their family members? Remember, the abandonment stage is the “Who Will Help Me” stage and if the person cannot find someone to help, listen nonjudgmentally without fixing or controlling, and love them, they feel abandoned by everyone, including God! The worst thing you can do if someone comes to you like this is to ignore, fix, shame, control or not help them. How cruel! This will affect them eternally and God will hold you accountable if you know this and do nothing. Where will these people go if it is not safe to go to family members and pastors without having them be pigs. You may be a contributing factor in their death if they choose to end their life. The granddaughter I spoke of earlier, attempted suicide after the mother went to a pastor for help and the pastor rebuked the mother and daughter. The pastor did this because the abusive father, who was quite charming and could ACT quite repentant, made an appointment with the pastor and told him a bunch of lies and the pastor believed him. This is part of the isolation techniques that an abuser uses. He tells people lies about his family in order to discredit them. One such lie would be that they are unstable. Thus, anything they say is discredited and not believed. This isolates the victims from anyone who would help them and this is just what the abuser wants. He wants control of his family and he wants them isolated and abandoned by those that would help them.The only reason a parent would have to tell their married child to stay with an abusive man and not get divorced is so that they don’t look bad. They are not looking out for their children and their children’s children. Don’t say you love the Lord if you don’t love what He loves and hate what He hates. As Jesus said, “Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not the things that I say.” It is sin to know to do good and do it not. How can you tell someone you love them and stand by and watch and not lift a finger to lightened their burden? They won’t believe you. Yes, judgment and condemnation come from doing nothing and it starts in the house of the Lord.Again, there are people in the church who truly believe that they are Christians, who are not. An alter call and saying a prayer of salvation doesn’t get you saved and in. Check out the fruit. I know of people who said they were saved at age 12 when they went down for an alter call for an invitation to accept Christ. They are now in their 70’s and there is no fruit and it is by their fruits you will know them. They love darkness rather than light. They call evil good. They are proud and judgmental. They reject instruction, washing and teaching that would have the peaceable fruit of righteousness if they would put it to use, but they don’t, so they have no part with Jesus. They suck the life out of people by manipulating and controlling them. They are unrepentant and unteachable. If you are towards the later end of your life and you are foolish enough not to examine the fruit and the condition of your heart as God has exposed it, then you only have yourself to blame as you are thrown in the lake of fire. I would think that people would have a healthy fear and reverence of God at that stage and age in their lives and they would be thinking seriously about their mortality and eternity and they would want to be honest about the condition of their heart. This is no time to be deceived, is it?Tares look just like wheat until they reach maturity. You can’t tell the difference between the two. When they mature, tares have black seeds instead of light ones like the wheat. Tares are poisonous and that is why they are thrown into the fire and burned. They will not be able to reproduce because they seeds will be burned. Tares suck the life out of the wheat. They choke them out and strangle them. Do you have a few people like that in your church or family? Tares are the unbelievers in the church who do the fingerpointing instead of ministering life to the cause behind the sin. Tares are religious, works oriented, ritualistic, head knowledged bible reciting people. They look just like wheat until harvest and to pull up the tares too soon would mean pulling up wheat as well because carnal, immature wheat behaves much like tares. The only difference is that they can be taught and they will bring forth fruit. The tares never will because of their justifying, rationalizing, and remaining in their mental stronghold of wrong thinking that Jesus is trying to pull down so that He can plant anew. Only the angels or messengers of God can separate the wheat from the tares and again, this is the prophetic anointing. The word “angel” means human messenger as John the Baptist was called. Don’t look for white, invisible, winged beings. Only those anointed by God for this purpose will be able to discern a wheat from a tare or a true Christian from one who only thinks they are. The prophetic anointing doesn’t focus on externals because most of the time things on the outside look real good and that is why the cloak has to be removed that covers their sin. Jesus said that if you don’t listen to someone who rebukes you because you have had the cloak removed that covers your sin or if you don’t listen to someone who rebukes you because you have trespassed against them then count the person as a sinner and publican. That is someone who thinks they are a child of God but are not because they have sided with the enemy. A publican was a Jew who sided with the Roman oppressor for his own protection and gain.I went to a wheat threshing a few weeks ago and I learned quite a bit. The only good part of wheat is the seed. The way you get the seed off the stalk is to beat it. The wind blows away what is not good and the weightier seed falls to the ground as the stalks of wheat are beat upon the rock. Tough business! Sometimes I feel like I’ve been threshed, how about you? Feel like it now? The junk is being blown off by the wind of God, church. It’s harvest time!If you attack me in order to discredit me and negate the Lord’s message so that you don’t have to receive it, does that change God’s word or Truth that exposed your true heart condition? I’ve been called all kinds of things by all kinds of people so that they did not have to hear, accept the Truth and take responsibility for their heart condition, deception and sin. They choose to be deceived. Willfully deceived into believing a lie. On the way to hell through deception. You can’t go to hell unless you are deceived. No one would knowingly choose hell, would they? That is why Jesus insists on you being washed and not cutting the cross short in order to reach the other side. It is allowing Jesus to do what He died to do. If you want to accuse me of this or that so that you don’t have to hear and you want to get the focus off the Truth, Jesus Christ, and on a man in order to discredit Jesus, the Truth, then what has changed. They did this all through the bible and Jesus said that if they listen to Me, they will listen to you. If they listen to you, they will listen to the Father and if they receive you, they receive me. If they reject you, it is not you they are rejecting, but ME! Just because you don’t believe something doesn’t mean it isn’t true! So what if I am this, that or the other (substitute your own word – I’ve been called them all) does that change God’s word, the Truth and the condition of your heart as it has clearly been exposed? People are always trying to silence me because when truth is exposed, people get set free and they are unable to be controlled. That is why religious leaders don’t like it when I tell the truth about tithing. They can’t control the people anymore by beating them over the head with false doctrine. Now the people will have to give because they want to, not because they have to and that makes a cheerful giver. It is God’s word that judges you, not me and it is God’s word you are rejecting, not me.Many people believe that anger equals unforgiveness or bitterness. That is not true. Anger equals hurt. If anger equalled unforgiveness and if it were a sin, then God would be guilty of sin and unforgiveness. I don’t know about you, but I know of no one more forgiving than God when the sin is acknowledged, confessed and repented of. God can’t give you a gift if you don’t think you need it. If you don’t think that what you are doing is wrong, you won’t accept forgiveness and grace. You won’t accept the free gift because you don’t think you need it. Anger is not wrong, it does not equal bitterness and unforgiveness and in fact, anger is a sign of being hurt. Anger is mentioned more times in the bible than any other emotion and usually it is referring to God’s anger. The angrier the person, the more wounded they are! God will not strive forever with the stiff necked and hard hearted as they reject His free gift of grace by rejecting Jesus, His word that judges us and cleanses us. You will never be able to stand before God and say that He never told you so. God is faithful to bring you the Truth in the person of Jesus Christ His son. You have a responsibility in this relationship and that is to submit and obey and that is what death to self is all about.Jesus asked the question that begs an answer. It was in reference to His return. He said, “Will I find faith on the earth at my return?” or will my church be lovers of self and pleasure more than lovers of God and the Truth? Jesus stated that in end times, people will not love and accept the Truth. Forget about everyone else, how about you? Will you be without spot and wrinkle because you have allowed Jesus to wash you in the water of the word with the Truth as He has pulled down your strongholds of wrong reasonings and concepts that you have had from your beginnings. Or will you be removed by judgment (condemnation) that starts in the house of the Lord. God will judge His church first before He judges the world. God said that He would send His angels (human messengers) to gather out of His kingdom all that offend and workers of iniquity. Those that love darkness rather than light and reject Jesus, will be removed by judgment and given the darkness that they love where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. How about it. What is your choice? You can only be deceived if you want to be!God has given me many promises out of Isaiah 54. He has told me to sing and cry aloud because where people would not listen and hear before, they will now. Where God’s word and Truth produced nothing before, it will now. More are the children of this age that will be brought forth with and by the Truth, than ever before brought forth by the former functioning church. He has told me to enlarge the place of my tents and expand, spare not, lengthen and strengthen my stakes for the seed that is sown through me shall flourish and make the desolate cities inhabited.God has told me to fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed; neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more. For thy Maker is thine husband; and the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.For the Lord hath called me as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou was refused, saith thy God. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed (religious institutions) but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children (spiritual offspring as well). In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment though shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.End of the word of God for me!The Lord has given me some other things to include here to have you think about. First of all, I heard one pastor explain removing the cloak that covers you sin this way:There is a dark room and it belongs to someone. It happens to be full of trash and it stinks! Someone opens the door and turns on the light and lo and behold, the trash is revealed. The problem is that there is trash in the room. People want to attack you for turning on the light. They want to feel sorry for the person that owns the room with trash in it and they want to protect him for some strange, perverse reason. That is the way darkness behaves. It always will hate light and it always will side with the side of darkness. That is how the world is. That is how those that love darkness more than light feel. They will want to sympathize with the owner of the trashed room. It is not the person who turned on the light that is the problem. The problem is that there is trash in the room and it is revealed so that you could clean it up. If someone hadn’t come along and turned on the light, the owner of the trash wouldn’t have to take responsibility for it and clean it up. He doesn’t want to, so he attacks you. You are the problem for saying there is a problem. It was as if there wasn’t a problem until you mentioned it. The problem and trash were always there, they had just learned to live with it and block out it’s stench and fruit through their rationalization, justification, denial, etc. These methods cause the heart to become hard and calloused to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and someone has to be sent to you to turn on the light. If you don’t think you are deceived or can be, YOU ARE!Second thing God gave me was that our perverse generation that calls evil good, and good evil can’t grasp is how God really is because they have a false image of Him. If we were at a social function or perhaps in church and someone openly called the pastor a viper, or stiff-necked, unrepentant and always resisting the Holy Ghost, then we would surely throw this guy out. We surely wouldn’t believe that he was sent of God because God would never do that. John the Baptist did it, Jesus did it, Paul did it, Peter did it, the other disciples did it and Stephen got stoned for it. Yet if someone rebuked a church leader openly, in front of others, we would believe that they were of the devil. This is calling good evil. Our justifying our sin is calling evil good. We have an image of ourselves that is not true or real and when confronted with the truth, we deny because we don’t see ourselves that way and thus we reject The Truth. The same is true with God. We have an image of God that is not true or real and when Jesus/the Father truly shows up as they are and not as people supposed them to be, people reject Jesus and the word of God, thus bringing upon themselves judgment and condemnation. Thus we blaspheme the Holy Ghost and that sin is never forgiven us. Do you see why it is imperative to remain humble and teachable? Do you see why we are to fear the Lord? Oh, the kindness and severity of the Lord!God deeply cares about future generations and our actions and influence as fathers, parents and leaders go way beyond just ourselves. It reaches into future generations. God will hold us accountable for the choices we make today after we have been given the Truth. We can receive the instruction and put it to use so that it will produce the peaceable fruit of righteousness, or we can reject and ignore it, thus rejecting Christ. We will be held accountable to the future generations we have touched and influenced, either positively or negative. Revival, my dear beloved, starts in our homes and hearts and starts with the fathers. If you love your family the way Christ loved the church and you wash, cherish, nourish and give yourself for them, they will be without spot or wrinkle, but it starts with you. The family goes the way of the father. When the head is brought forth in birth, you know the body is right behind it. The body goes the way of the head and this means in terms of church leadership as well. How will you affect future generations? It is the hearts of the fathers that must turn first and then the hearts of the children will turn. When you are through reading this, go back and read the cover and let it really soak into your heart. Jesus is returning soon and He is returning for a Glorious Church Without Spot Or Wrinkle. Will you and your children be ready at His return, or will you be removed by judgment? God said that there would be mockers in the last day when true believers talk of Jesus’ return. Some so called Christians will tell you that the church has always said that Jesus will be returning soon. This is a mocker. Those that say it and believe it, prepare themselves, plain and simple! Those that mock, won’t! Jesus will reveal to His bride that He is coming for her because Jewish custom dictated that a messenger was sent ahead of the groom to wake the bride so that she had time to prepare herself for the coming of her groom. Don’t climb back in bed and slumber dear ones! Prepare yourselves and obey! If you don’t allow Me to wash you, you have no part with Me!
Thus saith the Lord! I set before you this day, blessing or cursing! Which will you choose my beloved! Which will you choose!
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