ACTS 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God,a]">[a] which he bought with his own blood.b]">[b] 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Word of Encouragement from The Lord -> Beware Lest You Fall

Word of Encouragement from The Lord -> Beware Lest You Fall

by Lawrence Jordan on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 8:50am

Word from The Lord -> Beware Lest You Fall

How many times must I say, ‘Fear not. Be strong and of good
courage.’? How often must I say, ‘Trust Me.’?So many of My people are receiving
the ‘fear’ and ‘doubt’ and ‘unbelief’ that comes into their minds as thoughts,
but are actually fiery darts from the enemy. If your heart does not condemn you;
if your heart has sorrowed over your iniquities (your sins), and if your tears
of repentance are genuine (causing you to turn away from sin); if you are
walking in obedience to My commandments, walking with Me daily and moment by
moment, why even entertain condemning or negative thoughts? Beloved, in those
dark moments of battle, when fear stands before you as a mighty giant, with his
faithful soldiers of ‘doubt’ and ‘unbelief’, taunting, threatening, persecuting
or tormenting you, grab hold of My hand, keep your eyes upon the Mightiest who
went before you, My Son Jesus Christ (Y'shua HaMashiach). My perfect love will
cast out all fear, and faith will shield you against doubts and unbelief. With
Christ the Messiah, you shall overcome and walk in victory!This is where faith
arises! This is where you cast down imaginations and every high thing that
exalts itself against the knowledge of Me (God, Yhwh), and bring into captivity
every thought to obedience of Christ. [2Cor 10:5] This is where you take My
sword [Word] and wield it against the enemies of the cross; lifting up your
shield of faith to quench the fiery darts of the wicked [Eph 6:16]. This is
where you will either trust Me or doubt Me. This is where the carrying of the
(daily) cross can seem the heaviest.Many who are not battling a barrage of fiery
darts from the wicked (people, as well as satan and his demonic armies), are
being tempted in areas of their weaknesses like never before. Suddenly, things
that one has a weakness for are ‘available’ or ‘easy to attain’ to lead them
back into the world, Babylon and the harlot, and away from Me. Whether it is a
love for money, or power or possessions; suddenly ‘deals’ or ‘offers’ are coming
before them. Resist, resist, resist.For others, suddenly beautiful women or
handsome men are placed in their view or in their lives, and the temptation of
lust is most strong. Those who are single, lonely or unhappily married must
truly cling to Me, read My word and trust Me, if they are to overcome these
temptations. If you have overcome once, twice or even three times, and a
wandering eye and an ‘appreciation for beauty’ (tsk) are your weakness, then
beware, lest you fall.If you think you are too clever or too strong to give into
temptation, beware. Even David, the apple of My eye, was swept into (succumbed
to) temptation with Bathsheba. The lust for her caused the death of Bathsheba’s
husband. The child that was conceived through this lust was allowed to die.
David understood his great sin when I sent Nathan the prophet to speak to him.
He repented with genuine tears and sorrow.And David said unto Nathan, I have
sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also has put away
thy sin; thou (you) shall not die. [2 Sam 12:13]Samson’s desire and lust for
Delilah was responsible for his death. The ‘Jezebel-like’ spirit in Delilah
caused her to betray Samson to the Philistines, after she seduced him and
tricked him with her coy words, into revealing the secret of his strength to
her. Samson repented and was given strength once more to wipe out the
Philistines, who had already gouged out his eyes, yet still he did perish that
day, along with them.Even Solomon in all his wisdom was driven by lust, and he
had one thousand women (700 wives and 300 concubines). Desiring to ‘please’
them, he built temples and images of their ‘gods’ and compromised his walk with
Me.Are you stronger than David or Samson? Are you much wiser than Solomon? Do
not think that you are above temptation, for even My Son Y’shua [Jesus] was
tempted when He was 40 days in the wilderness, yet He sinned NOT! You must
discipline yourself (one fruit of My Holy Spirit is self-control), this is true,
however, you must cling to Me, walk with Me, bring Me into all situations and
circumstances that come into your life. In these final days, you must press in
and follow My every instruction obediently. Expect your flesh to fight you, for
it loves the ‘comforts’ and ‘strokes’ of the world and of Babylon and its
harlot. Expect principalities and powers and every wicked thing to come against
you.If you fail, repent and rise back up, for a just man falls seven times and
rises again, but the wicked fall into mischief. [Prov 24:16] If you remain
obedient and faithful, I shall surely guide you as you trust in Me.Beloved, if
you are weakened now by the onslaughts that are happening in your life at this
time, and desire to quit, how will you run with me in the wicked days of the
great tribulation? The evil that comes now is merely a ‘drop in the bucket’ (as
the old adage goes), brought to you by satan’s foot soldiers. What will you do
in the great tribulation when satan sends forth his horses and his strongmen?
What will you do when you face the ‘beast’ and the ‘false prophet’ spoken of in
My word? What will you do when the ‘Antichrist’ of all antichrists arises in his
power? If you become fearful while your land is still in peace, what shall you
do when the presence and power of evil men, driven by their own greed and
hatred, as well as demonic forces, take over your country? What will you do when
My judgment (which has begun and shall increase) is seen in My house, your
nation and all the nations of the world?If thou (you) have run with the footmen
(foot soldiers), and they have wearied thee (you), then how can thou contend
with the horses? And if in the land of peace, wherein you thou trusted, they
wearied thee, then how will thou do in the swelling of the Jordan? [Jer 12:5]
(If people and circumstances have wearied you, then how will you contend with
the demonic attacks and then the wrath of the devil? And if in the time of
peace, in which you trust, if this has wearied you, then how will you do in the
time of greater troubles that shall flood in, as well as the fire that shall
come upon the nations?)Do not detest small beginnings. Do not fear the (holy)
fire that purifies or the trying of the ‘reins’ of your heart (your will), to
test your heart’s condition and the love and faith you have for and in Me.
Welcome it, for it is all preparation for that which is to soon come; the great
evil of these last days. Receive it, for it is training you to endure; it is
removing the dross and all that is not of Me, to refine you and make you pure,
clothed in white. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver, I have
chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. [Isa 48:10] And I will bring the third
part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try
them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will
say, It is My people, and they shall say, The LORD [Yhvh is my God [Elohim]
[Zech 13:9]The fire purifies you and teaches you endurance, but it is also
strengthening you as you go through it with faith and trust in Me. I shall never
leave nor forsake you; nor shall I give you more than you can bear. Yes, it
feels that it is too much at times, more than you can bear, yet have you sweat
drops of blood as My Son did in the Garden of Gethsemane?Come to Me when you are
in your own garden of Gethsemane and I shall strengthen you, just as I
strengthened Jesus (Y’shua). Keep your heart humble and repentant. Continue to
obey, for every good soldier is quick to obey the orders of the commander that
he trusts in and loves. Trust Me to guide you along the narrow path, as you walk
holy before Me.Allow the purifying fire to do what it must do, for I will have a
holy people. As a loving Father, I say again, Fear not. Be strong and of good
courage. I am with you every step along this path that becomes increasingly
narrower.As a righteous Judge, I say, Prepare for the righteous judgments that
are coming upon this nation and all the nations of the earth. As the Sovereign
God, I say, Continue along strong in your faith, trusting Me. Keep My Christ,
Jesus as your focus and allow Him to rule on the throne of your heart. Be holy
and obedient.I remind you that you are to expect temptation to come to you, but
stay close to Me, for the end of this world fast approaches. The war between two
kingdoms is about to clash in ways never seen before, nor shall be seen again,
for it is written and I cannot lie. Watch therefore for the wicked schemes of
the enemy. Understand the times you are in, yet do not fear. Be on guard against
temptation, staying close to Me. Remember to be aware of the intentions and
errors of the wicked, (as well as satan and his armies of devils), least you are
led away in error by the wicked and you fall.Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye
know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of
the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. [2Pet 3:17]I shall look after all
that concerns you, faithfully, for I AM faithful and true. I hear your prayers.
They are answered. Wait patiently for the answers, for they do not tarry. In My
perfect timing (due time), you shall see the answers to your prayers come to
fruition, and I shall be glorified. Walk confidently, knowing that in and
through My Son, Christ Jesus (Savior, Redeemer), you have the victory,
for I AM the Lord of the battle. SelahA ChenoaMidnight and the Street

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