November 27, 2016May the Lord strengthen you with His supernatural resolve in all the decisions you are facing today, dear Heartdwellers.
I wanted to share with you just a little of my time with Jesus today. I have been feeling strangely distant from Him and discovered that my 'friends'- so called friends - from the dark side have been messing with my mind and rewiring it into the world, while I for my part was struggling to connect with the Lord. Well, Jesus came in and rewired it back to where it was. When I first saw Him today, He was walking towards me from about 30 feet away and I saw that I was covered in black spider webs that were preventing my connection with the Lord.
When He stood right before me, one swipe of His hand and they were all gone, except for the ugly leftover tatters. He then blew on those and they erupted into flames and smoke and were gone. Then He gently took my hand and led me to that heavenly ballroom and we danced and danced having a wonderful time in worship to Terry MacAlmon's music.
From that time on He has been so clear and present, thank God. I just wanted to share that we still do dance together...but this is a season not to focus on dancing, but on other things.
This message tonight is for those of you facing a decision to serve the Lord or stay where you are in the world. It is a message we have all had to receive at one time or another when we decided to follow the Lord into the unknown and out from our security. And in particular, a dear brother who has been struggling to obey direction that has been confirmed to him by the Lord.
"I know what is best for this soul.
"Clare, I cannot soften this assignment."
I had asked the Lord to give this soul something more doable.
"The question is this, (and here, He's addressing the person) Do you love Me? Feed My sheep. What more can I say? No shortcuts.
Many do not realize that I allow circumstances in their lives because that is the next step on the road to sanctity. They are thinking, success, security, peace, happiness the way the world has these things.
"I am thinking, before you can truly have these things, the real things, authentic peace, security and success. You must conquer the untamed land of your own will and your own opinions. My ways are not your ways, dear ones, any more than your little two year old toddler's ways and choices are not your choices for him.
"If you let a child have their own way, do whatever they want, you will have a corpse lying before you in no time. That's why I gave you parents, little one, they know the way to true security.
"Growing up is not easy. You encounter many failures as you learn to walk, swim, do homework, take tests, go to the dentist, learn how to drive, get your first job, spend your first paycheck. Growing up is NOT easy.
"Nor is spiritual maturity easy. Learning how to deny yourself is only one leg of the journey; the other is following Me with your cross. You cannot follow Me unless you deny yourself. What seems like folly to the world is the very pinnacle of wisdom from Me. And stubbornly clinging to your old ways is the very bottom of the pit of foolishness. You will accomplish nothing you will be proud of when you die if you live in that pit. You will have very little to recommend you to a place in Heaven.
"AND THERE ARE TWO LEVELS OF OBEDIENCE. In one way, a man chooses what looks best to him, considering what he has learned from the Scriptures and the examples of others around him. This is the purse of his own opinions. I call this 'obedience' only because he is trying to be obedient to the examples around him and in the Scriptures.
"Then there is another level of obedience. This is when the soul comes to Me empty and destitute, and seeks Me out until He finds Me and says, "What do you want me to do, Lord?" This soul will avoid all the pits the first soul will undoubtedly fall into."
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12
"I hate to see suffering in those who wish to serve Me. But unless they go the way of the Cross as I did, they cannot attain to or be trusted with the higher spiritual gifts, because they will corrupt them with self-will and teach that to others, as well. And so I must break the stronghold of self-will and self-intelligence first.
"If the soul is willing to to look foolish to the world, but act out of faith in this world, then I can trust them with the greater gifts. They will reproduce their behavior in those who follow them. That is why those who are called to teach are admonished, 'Not many should aspire to teach, for they will be measured with a stricter rule.'"
Lord do you have a message for our general audience?
"I will tell you, there is coming a time of blossoming in your assignments. But before I can move any deeper into your destinies, I must test your willingness to let go of the familiar and secure ground and your readiness to go into uncharted territory not knowing what to expect, but trusting that I know - and that's good enough.
"These will determine your placement and whether or not you can serve Me with your whole heart or if you will hold back certain areas from Me. The rewards are tremendous; but this is not the time for rewards, but for assessing strong points and weak points and if you are even trainable.
"I think the story of the team of horses that pulled the King's Carriage would be good to share here."
And I'll be sharing that with you in tomorrow's message.
And thank you so much for taking care of us every month. We're putting together a new book called Rhema, that you can pray and open to get direction for your life. And it will be taken from ALL of the messages, all 600 and whatever messages we have here.
That and some other projects. I think the portrait's gonna be done this week and we'll have it up in a large format for you to copy, if you want.
Thanks to your monthly support, we're able to help the people here in Taos, the single mothers especially and the elderly who are taking care of their grandchildren. And, begin these new projects and finish them too. So we're excited.
Carol has written a book for young teens and it's just awesome. Called A Garden Enclosed. And we're gonna have it up on PDF format on the Heartdwellers website. And she's also beginning a book on Spiritual Warfare that will have different teachings from Dr. Sherry's experiences and our experiences to help you combat the evil in this world, especially as it comes after you individually.
So, there are a lot of things that we're doing, thanks to you being a supportive family. Some of your comments on the pages make me cry, they're so sweet and kind. And the progress that some of you are making and that you share really encourages us.
Thank you again. The Lord bless you all, Heartdwellers. You all have become our very, very precious family. We adore you