October 7, 2016May the assistance and peace of Jesus be with you, precious family.
After worship today I asked the Lord, "What is on Your heart?"
"You once told Me that you would be more prone to sacrifice if you had others to take care of. Well, now you do, Beloved, and your example will speak more loudly and eloquently than any words. Aristotle will be but a toddler when set side-by-side with a holy soul of the greatest simplicity."
"For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." I Corinthians 1:18
"My sheep know My voice and another they will not follow." John 10:27
"But rather than causing confusion among My Heartdwellers, I want them to understand the rule of thumb that will forever bring them closer and closer to Me.
"Do everything from a motive of Love for Me.
"Some of you have your lives cut out for you. You are raising children and have a husband or a wife. Others are free and have serious choices to make: stay in the world and pursue wealth. Or leave the world behind to it's own doings - and pursue life. Follow Me.
"I'm calling you to live a holy life no matter which life you choose. But if you choose holiness with great consistency, you will find it increasingly hard to live in the world. That is why I am forever telling you who are young on this channel to leave the world and join a mission effort. But you will have to come to Me and ask for courage, because everyone will come against you in your decision."
Lord, I sometimes I feel it's me telling them that?
"BUT AS YOU PUT ME FIRST IN YOUR LIVES, YOU WILL FEEL THE ANOINTING ON EVERY ACT YOU DO OUT OF THE PURE MOTIVE OF LOVE. SEEK THESE OPPORTUNITIES OUT. EVEN TENDING TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR LITTLE ONES OUT OF LOVE FOR ME CARRIES WITH IT HEAVENLY GRACES. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ALSO TO DO EVERY ACT OUT OF THE MOTIVE OF PURE LOVE. IN THE WORLD THEY ARE TAUGHT TO COMPETE, BUT IN YOUR HOME SHOULD BE FREE OF COMPETITION...AND FULL ONLY OF LOVE.
"In the world, you are taught to overpower others with your talents; in Heaven you are taught to be totally yourself and shine as the unique soul I made you to be. That's why everyone is continually helping one another to become fully themselves. Each soul that blossoms into who they were meant to be is a wonderful, fragrant surprise and the handiwork of My Father. How beautiful is the discovery of oneself when one has lived under the tyranny of competition and deception their entire lives.
"Love drowns out competition, because love is constantly giving. It has no interest in taking for itself."
Lord, I've lost track of what You were teaching me and I'm struggling with a foggy head.
What He was speaking of here, was a thought I had as He was saying that. I was thinking that just two days ago, I felt like I had been drained of all my strength and I couldn't stand or sit for any length of time. I kept going back to bed. Having worship. Just playing worship music and worshipping the Lord. But I couldn't sit up to worship. Even now I am feeling very weak. But I finally realized, and later it was confirmed to me, that the Lord was allowing me to carry a burden for this nation and the world.
And weariness was the burden - and often is, by the way. Accompanied by a feeling of absolute uselessness when so many creative projects have been set before me to do. Joyful things, like painting and music. I couldn't do any of it; He needed this from me.
Do you know what it feels like to be inspired and then not be able to act on it? That is definitely a sacrifice.
"THAT IS WHY LOVING YOUR ENEMIES IS SO VERY POWERFUL. THEY HAVE DELIBERATELY INJURED YOU AND YOU RESPOND BY PRAYING FOR THEM AND BLESSING THEM; THERE IS NO PURER SACRIFICE OF LOVE THAN THAT. AND IN THAT INSTANCE, YOUR PRAYERS FOR THEM ARE TREMENDOUSLY POWERFUL, BECAUSE OF THE INJURY THEY HAVE DONE TO YOU.
"YOUR PRAYERS HAVE ALREADY RESCUED ONE OF THEM FROM THE POWERS OF DARKNESS, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT YET STRONG ENOUGH TO MAKE A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT. However, I wish to say to you, My precious soul, I will protect you from those who would at this point destroy you for deserting them. You belong to Me now, and My angels are surrounding you. Do not fear. Come to My Heart. Allow Me to hold and nourish you with life from My very own substance.
"Let everything you do have its source in Love, Heartdwellers. Do it as an act of love. The more it costs you, the more fruit will come from it, the more you will ascend the mountain with Me. Do not forget to ask Me, 'Lord, I need Your help. I cannot do this on my own.'"
Unless you abide in the vine, you cannot bring forth fruit... John 15:5
That's the end of His message.