May 5, 2016
The Lord is with us dear family, and may the blessing of His wisdom rest upon us.
Forgive me again, Heartdwellers. The Lord gave me this message on May 2nd, which was two days ago. I saw it on my desktop but I thought 'Oh, I didn't finish that message.' So, I thought I'd pick it up again the next day.
Little did I know that it was almost complete. So, I got started on it last night, and what should happen but the power went out - all over Taos, right after I started it. So, this message should have been up this morning, but because of things beyond my control, it wasn't. So, I'll go ahead with it.
When I picked this message up, I saw that it was along the lines of the last two. I asked the Lord, "Dear Lord, have you anything new to add to this message?"
I'm sorry, Lord.
"Some of you have anointings. You can feel them rising up in you. Things to do you've never had the courage to do before. You will be opposed, but ignore the opposition and hold to the inspiration. Protect it like a newborn babe, for surely it is just that full of life and vulnerable to the scorn and contempt of those who prefer to stay where they are and not tackle anything that could result in failure. But the wisdom you have garnered about the operation of the enemy against you is something you need to set in concrete
And I just want to say on that note, the Lord, when He said that there are those who don't want to tackle anything that could result in failure - oh, I've certainly been guilty of that. In fact, that's kind of why I balked on doing the portrait, 'cause what I have in my mind is way beyond anything I've ever done before in art. So, there was a part of me that was afraid of failing.
Because of that I didn't start on it sooner. And that's one of the reasons I'm lagging behind on the messages. I've been getting all my materials together and there are images bubbling up inside of my heart. I'm waiting for one more thing to arrive and I can really get started. This portrait that He's asked me to do is going to be different, because He's going to be looking right at you, and He's going to be in love with you. And you'll pick that up the minute you look at it. "Wow, He's in love with me!" So, that's the main thrust of the portrait
And, by the way, I'm expecting Him to execute that! I'm not for one minute thinking I'm going to be able to do that. I have a certain amount of ability, but this is WAY beyond my skill level. And if He hadn't assured me that He would do it, I wouldn't be touching it with a ten-foot pole! I have to say that this project, and other things that the Lord is bringing up for Ezekiel, has transformed our household into a joyful place, filled with new life.
So, if you've got something on your heart that He's putting there, don't put it off. Don't put it off! Go for it.
Okay, now this is a message from May 2, 2016. And it goes along very well with the other two. A little bit out of sync here.
May 2, 2016 After communion I saw the Lord with the crown of thorns and weeping.
"They had such sweetness in My presence here, Clare. They were truly making progress in their relationship with Me. Each day they were growing in holiness and awareness of their sins. But now they have turned a deaf ear to Me and to this channel and are stubbornly pursuing their rancor under the guise of crusading for the truth.
"Oh, how I weep for these! Their souls are in decline, some of them will never recover. Yes, some of them will pray the ultimate price. If the devils could not get them to sin in the flesh, since they could not entice them in this way, (in order) to retaliate against Me for this channel, they are falling through arrogance and pride and taking as many with them as they can. They have lost all sense of conviction and holy wisdom."
And I know about that arrogance, guys. I got a taste of it yesterday. I got involved in something quite a ways back, investigating something. This was long before the Youtube channel. Investigating something that I was curious about. And the Lord had discouraged it, really. But I was just - I was so far into self-will on this topic I just thought to myself, 'I gotta know this.' And I just pushed through until He finally got through to me and I put it down.
But not before I had solved, what I felt, solved the mystery. And I'm not going to tell you what it is, because if I do, you'll all want to get involved, too!
So, I made the mistake of sending this around to the prayer chain, to share with them. One particular person had some prior knowledge of it and they had a different viewpoint, and they sent their reply back to me. I pressed in on my viewpoint. I mean, it wasn't ugly or anything, but there was obviously a difference of opinion there. I went to write this person a letter, and I started thinking, 'I shouldn't have ever done this.' It really was not what I was supposed to be thinking about. I wasn't supposed to be sharing it with the prayer group.
I said, you know, I wasn't obedient. And then I heard in the background, "And you're very arrogant, too."
I knew that was the Lord. I knew I was being arrogant, just asserting myself. "I'm right. You're wrong." Ugh, so I know about arrogance. I can fall into that in a heartbeat. That's the reason why He didn't want me getting involved in that investigation. He didn't want me getting involved in that, because He knew it would bring up my pride and arrogance and feed the wrong side of my character. So, it can happen in a heartbeat! Beware, lest you think you can stand. You may very well fall.
"They are blinded by bitterness and pride, unable to see the gifts I have placed before them. Having lost recollection of their progress on this channel, they are sliding back into their old ways and have lost sight of Me in their lives. To them, I was but a phantom, a deception who never existed. My overtures of love have been scorned now and replaced with bitterness, envy and pride.
"Oh, how I lament for these who have slipped through My fingers. Pray for them, dear ones, pray for their salvation. For the judgment they passed on this channel has become their own before the courts of Heaven. Yet, never will I abandon them. But do you understand? I offered them the choice fruits of My Kingdom: My love, My fellowship, My very heart. And now all of that has been swept away and concealed under a carpet of bitterness woven with beguiling threads of self-righteousness, envy, pride and arrogance.
"My heart aches for them. And all I showered upon them now will go to other souls who have Me in their midst. Souls that will respond to My tender invitations to grow in holiness as I lead them hand-in-hand. Yet I lament the darkness has settled over so many, having lost their connection with Me. They now are the ones falling under the spell of beguiling spirits of Self-righteousness, Religious spirits who applaud them for their valor in coming against Me and denouncing you.
"This is the lot of those who refuse to seek Me until they find Me. The lot of those who spurn humility and meekness and seek to rise above others in stature. This is the lot of those who stopped short in prayer and received the deceptions of men offered to them, that they might be "knights" taking down an evil doer, rather than pressing in, fighting the good fight and recognizing their own error, bitterness and jealousy.
"My children, do not abandon the daunting task of discernment, ever. Your very soul rests upon this knowledge and ability to recognize good from evil. Once you lose that, you are like a pilot in the fog, who cannot tell up from down, who cannot get his bearings and eventually crashes to the ground.
"You can never afford to trade opinion for discernment. Never. Please, let it be a lesson written in My Blood: never choose opinion over heart-wrenching prayer and discernment. The days of the dry wood are approaching and the campaigns for replacing good with evil have already begun. Many who thought they were impervious to deception are even now approaching closely, without recognizing they are in danger.
"Satan will use the weakest parts of their character to lure them in. For many, it is financial security, for others popularity and solidarity. They did not recognize rancor in their spirits at the very onset. Rather, they toyed with evil and listened to lies. Soon, those lies took root and they became disseminators of deception. Evil fed their sense of importance and self-righteousness and they began to throw off the fetters of deep, persevering prayer in favor of the accolades in defaming the innocent. The devils around them rejoiced and they felt high and important. This only spurred them on to greater and greater calumnies. Now they have thrown off all fetters of decency and run with the demons that incited them, collecting more and more arguments for their errors.
"MY CHILDREN, NEVER, EVER, THROW OFF PRAYER AND DISCERNMENT FOR THE OPINION OF MEN OR DEMONS. NEVER RESPOND TO RANCOR AND THROW YOUR LOT IN WITH EVIL-DOERS. NEVER TRADE THE MANSION IN HEAVEN FOR A PLACE IN THE FURNACE PREPARED FOR THE DEVILS. NEVER BE LAZY IN PRAYER AND DISCERNMENT. UNDERSTAND: YOUR VERY SALVATION CAN BE PUT AT RISK BY COMING UNDER THE YOKE OF CALUMNY AND GOSSIP.
"Now, I will explain to you how it is with those "Christians" who lose their salvation. They are like the seed thrown on the rocky soil. At first they receive the message with joy, but when the honeymoon wears off and they are called to holiness of life, they balk. Satan watches for these, the crows come and snatch up the sprout and devour it.
"I offered them Love, but they disdained the discipline of the Lord. They saw the great price involved in loving others and conquering their sin nature and putting on My meekness. This was too great a price to pay. Secretly, they congratulated themselves that they were OK and even better and wiser than others. They thought they could toy with evil, slander and lies and remain unmoved. In the meantime, the devils fed them with the most clever and logical arguments, shredding their faith in My simple goodness to pieces.
"I 'never knew' them in the sense that they did not lay their lives down once and for all at My feet and allow Me to surgically remove sin from their lives. They were invited into the depths, but they never persevered until they truly knew Me and My goodness. They were double-minded, clinging to their intellect and questioning those things that resonated deeply in their souls. Rather than accepting like a little child, they cut it open with their intellect and lost their innocent faith.
"Yes, the devils are clever, especially for those who are holding back from Me and not dying to themselves once and for all.
"There are others that have been innocent, but deceived. Their only fault was that they opened themselves to poison. They knew it was evil, but they listened anyway. My Spirit warned them, but they ignored the warning. Very much like you do, Clare, when you want to watch different teachers and prophets.
"They felt the uncleanness of strife, rancor, but for the sake of entertainment and perhaps learning something they listened anyway. I warned them. Many of these souls were here when I went on an extended campaign to warn them against gossip and slander.
"I will tell you this: many very clever demons have been assigned to assassinate your character. Many extremely skilled Theologian, Pharisee, and Religious spirit demons have undertaken this endeavor for the enemy, who has offered them rewards for each soul they divest of the intimate relationship they once had with Me.
"So, there you have it. The very sad truth and how the dynamics of the enemy have succeeded with souls that lent their ear to what I warned them to stay away from. There is tremendous power in words. That is why I have prevented you from reading their posts. I do not want your faith in Me weakened in any way. As long as you obey, Clare, you will do well. But if you get curious, you will pay the price of agony and injury to your heart."
And I would like to say, as an aside here, please. Please. Let this go deep. I have discovered that curiosity is the number one tool the enemy uses to get us off track. The other demons step in and take you the rest of the way, depending on what your particular fancy is. But they get us started going in the wrong direction with curiosity and the "need to know". Which happens to be one of the by-products of Pride. Because when you have pride, you want to have the answers. So please, be forewarned. Curiosity is highly dangerous. Cut it off as soon as you feel it rising up in you. Cut it off before it really allows you to be damaged.
"Now, I have brought many new brothers and sisters to this channel, and in this teaching, I am advising you - do not suppose you can play with fire and come away without being burnt. You have discerned that I am truly on this channel. Do not go probing around in the garbage out of curiosity. Follow your heart, and your discernment. Do not allow yourself the liberty of engaging in curiosity. Protect your relationship with Me. I have begun the good work in you and if you are faithful and obedient, I will complete it. You have a choice. Choose wisely.
"I bless you now with the grace to recognize evil and cut it off before it takes root in your heart."