Friday, January 6, 2012

Prepare For The Race

Ephesians 4:11-15
11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

My holy people, you are now in a time of times, when all that has been done before is passing away and you are preparing for what is now ahead. Never before has there been a time when My foundations are becoming a requirement for real living. Real faith in God. Real hearing. Real seeing. Real knowing and real trusting.
The baby lessons of the past will not prepare you for the time you are now in. You must find whatever means is necessary to truly learn of Me and walk in Me. Your very survival is at stake. No longer can you rely on asking others the questions you should be asking Me. No longer can you rely upon what the preacher says, but must know how to hear from Me yourself. This is not just a matter of choice, but of necessity. Your survival, your family's survival, your ministry work's survival are all at risk. The very purpose and destiny that you were created to fulfill in My Kingdom is at risk. This is the importance of obtaining Kingdom substance in your life.
Baby lessons, milk and honey, manna ... none of these will do. You must obtain strong meat. You must be filled and walking in Holy Spirit. You must be in Me. Now is the time. Today is the day for these things to become reality. It is time to wake up and to begin journeying with Me.
This journey is the most exciting adventure you could ever experience. However it is also a perilous journey. There are dangers along the way. As you remain in Me, you are kept safe and as you remain humble, you are kept empowered. As you learn of Me and walk with Me intimately day by day and moment by moment, this adventure, this journey, will become both substance and sustenance for you. We will not just walk together, but run together through the villages, gathering precious fruit for Father along the way.
The time of times you are now in dictate a different attitude, a different view, of this journey. Just as I am pouring out more and more grace, your adversary is pouring out more and more resistance. To do the will of God will actually be costing you more, but the thrill of doing the will of God will also be greater. You will realize, you will see, the importance of fulfilling destiny and purpose, as you have never before.
Those that are to survive must be walking differently, praying differently, warring differently and relating differently.
Your walk must be intimate with Me. You must be seeing, hearing, knowing and following Me day by day and moment by moment. To do otherwise may spell disaster for yourself, your family or the work to which I have called you.
Your relationships must take on the attributes of being comrades in a common battle. War buddies rather than social acquaintances. Trusted friends rather than mere church goers. Serious and long term rather than shallow and short-lived.
You must be reformed in order to survive the days and years ahead. As you do, you will rejoice in the work I have begun and brought to fruition. The humble will rejoice and declare the works of God in your day.
My holy people, equip yourselves for the path I have laid out for you. Prepare for the times like no other. I love you and will always be with you.

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