June 1, 2016May the Lord impart His endless patience to our weary hearts.
"You are not alone in this struggle. Not just you but others, too, and not just others but opposition, too. Anything to steal your incentive, your joy, your peace. But have you ever known Me not to keep a promise?"
Lord, I cannot say, because there are things that You have said that are unfulfilled as yet.
Absolutely. Although some of them were not alive to see the day...
"Many are so riveted on the world they don't want to hear what I have to say. They don't want to hear My warnings. And yet they say, 'Where is the promise of His coming?' and you take a deep breath and tell them, 'The Bridegroom was delayed, but that does not mean He isn't on His way.'
"Indeed, I am at the door - not on the way. 'On the way' was passed a long time ago. I am here now, holding out for yet another soul. Do I ever grow weary? To some that concept is blasphemous, but yes, I do grow weary. And all of you who are close to Me, My Brides especially, you know I am weary, because you, too, are weary and carrying this with you day after day.
"But because of My grace, you continue to persevere and hope against hope that I will fulfill this promise while you are yet alive. YOU CONTINUE TO CORRECT THE SELFISH STREAK THAT WANTS IT NOW, IRREGARDLESS OF THOSE WHO ARE BEING BROUGHT TO ME, AND THOSE WHO WILL PERISH IN HELL. You continue to put your hand in Mine and walk with Me beyond the pain of your weariness. And I commend you for that."
"There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. And you are My friends if you do what I command. And this is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." John 15
"Yes, I too am weary - very weary. Yet we hold out for just one more beloved son and daughter to return to Me. What shall I say, that the Day is coming? No, you have heard all that before. But I can tell you this: your reward in Heaven is very great. You have put on My garments of salvation and stood with Me in the dryness, in the testings, in the brutality leveled against you, some even losing their heads, only to gain an eternity with Me. Yes, an eternity with Me. Joys that you cannot reckon with the human mind.
"But for you who are still here, for you who persevere in climbing the mountain of holiness, I am taking you from glory to glory. You cannot see where you have come from or where you are going. You only look to My hand, following Me wherever I go, seeking Me out each day, hungering to know My will and to live for Me. Yes, for you the journey is long, dry and hard. But when you finally stand on that mountain top and take in the view, you will count all your sufferings as nothing. And like a woman who has brought forth a man-child, you will forget the long and intense labor for the joy of holding the newborn child in your arms.
"I have little more to say to you, My Brides - except that you are My co-laborers in the vineyard. You stand by My side in expectation of that Day, and I tell you the truth: your hope will not be disappointed and your reward will be great."