May 19, 2016
The Lord Jesus is with us, Heartdwellers. He broods over us like a mother hen over her chicks, and has so much wisdom to impart to us. And as always, I am the guinea pig...
"When you begin to see yourself as you truly are, I pour My love and grace all over you until you are nothing but a tiny speck carrying a huge bundle of light. Like an ant with a big twig, you aren't even seen anymore. You are hidden beneath the gift of grace that dominates you.
"Contrition is the pre-eminent gift of predilection...meaning that you have been chosen and responded appropriately. Many are called, few are chosen, and even fewer respond. When you empty yourselves and become so small and insignificant in your own eye, even to the point of being a 'detriment' to yourself and others, then you are in the position to be used by Me for My highest callings.
"To get to this place, you will stumble many times. Indeed to stay in this place, it is necessary for you to continue to stumble, but getting right back up with My hand lifting you from that pit. I allow this because more than any other attribute but Love, Humility is necessary for all the gifts to flow and for you to be raised to that station in life destined for you from birth.
Although I am God, I did not consider equality with God in the eyes of onlookers something to cling to, but I emptied Myself, taking the form of a servant, even obedient unto death on an infamous cross...(He's referencing Philippians 4:6 there.)
"Yet so many fight to be superior. To have more knowledge, more power, more, more, more of everything to secure their position. Do you know that is the trap of tyranny? Yes, when you are the best and have the most, you have to fight to maintain that status. You lose sight of who you truly are, why you are here and who I made you to be. Your standard becomes the same as society's and you lose your identity as the precious person I made you to be. In this place, you are continually fighting to maintain your status and your life becomes a war zone for you - not the beautiful expression of your work through Me, with Me, and for Me, so that I shine through you.
"I am telling you this, My dear ones, because I don't want you to be afraid of encountering your real self. It is quite necessary to you before you can be trusted with My gifts. Don't be afraid to be feeling like a lion and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and see that you are but a little kitten. THERE IS NOTHING SHAMEFUL IN BEING LITTLE. LITTLE IS BEAUTIFUL. ALL WHO HAVE BECOME GREAT IN HEAVEN, ON EARTH WERE VERY, VERY LITTLE ONES.
"Moses did mighty things, yet in his own eyes he was so little and abased that he feared to speak for himself. The breaking he went through when he left Pharaoh's house, the forty years he tended sheep, totally unknown out in the wilderness - all of that prepared him to encounter Me in the burning bush and remain very little in his own eyes, so he could carry the anointing and set My people free.
"The fastest way to accomplish great things is acting from total sincerity of the heart. Collapse before Me saying, 'Lord, I am too little, I can't do this, I just can't do it.' Then relying on Me to execute whatever it is. I come rushing to the aid of a little one such as this. Yes, you are a little one when you have embraced that place with your whole heart.
"And in contrast to this, the quickest way to fail at anything is to do it yourself. Even if you succeed in the eyes of others, you fail before Me and the great cloud, because it was done with the wrong heart attitude. But it is then that I allow the enemy to sift you with the next undertaking and the next and the next until the self-reliance is completely gone out of your character.
"How opposite to the world is that??? Instead of proving your competency over and over again, and thus qualifying for My work, you must fail over and over and over again in order to sign off on the application. I will not take anyone into My service who has not been humbled by multiple failures in the past.
"THE MAN WHO HAS FAILED KNOWS HIS LIMITATIONS. THE MAN WHO HAS FAILED LOOKS ON OTHERS AS BETTER THAN HIMSELF. THE MAN WHO HAS FAILED HAS CHARITY AND COMPASSION ON THOSE WHO STRUGGLE AS HE DOES. THE MAN WHO HAS FAILED COMES TO ME ON HIS KNEES AND HANDS IT OVER TO ME SAYING, 'I CAN'T DO THIS LORD, I TRIED, BUT I CAN'T SERVE YOU AS I SHOULD. I HAVE FAILED.'
"This is the one I embrace and lift to his feet and say, 'Come let us reason and work together. I will do it through you. Now that you have learned the truth about yourself, I can bring success to the work of your hands.'
"Every great vessel that has ever served Me has a profound understanding of his absolute nothingness. Without this attitude, I never could have used him. He might look confident to you, but I see him on his knees confessing his weaknesses. I see what you do not see. In his heart, he is but a kitten, while to others he may appear as a lion."
Lord, why am I thinking of Donald Trump here? Is he one such man?
"This is the other way I work with souls for My purposes. Look at Nebuchadnezzar. He was a mighty ruler, but one day he woke up crawling on the ground and snorting like a pig, totally unaware of who he once was. That is how I got his attention. Pray that I don't need to use such drastic means on this candidate. He will encounter himself stripped of everything, standing before Me in My mirror. Then he will see who I truly am and who he truly is - and is not. Then the beauty of the man will arise, with Me living through him.
"Oh, you all have so much to learn about human nature and what I can accomplish with even the vainest of men. Is it not written that I hold the king's heart in My hands?"
And that Scripture was quickened to me, so I looked it up. The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes. Every man's way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts....Proverbs 21:1-2
"This is why I tell you continually, opinion is no substitute for discernment. When you discern My times, My seasons, My choices, you will go against the current being generated by the ruling elite. When you think for yourselves, basing everything on your personal preference and the opinions of others, you will find yourself endorsing evil. Discernment takes time. Opinion is the lazy man's way. This nation is in this fix right now because you were lazy. Don't make the same mistake. Discern My times, My seasons and My choices. Stand with Me, not with popular opinion.
"Yet, I do not want you to lose the gist of this teaching. Beloved, this is about failures leading to the greatest success and seeing yourself in My mirror as the little kitten in need of protection and help. When you finally see yourself this way, that is when the lion will rise up to do it all through you.
"May you be confident in My Love. So confident that you allow yourself to see clearly in My Mirror who you are and who you are not. May you trust no longer in your own devices, but come to Me on your knees. 'Lord, I am too little, I cannot do this.' In your hearing ears, I offer you these graces. Take them, cherish them, and become who I have always created you to be."