Archive | March 2022

Be Waiting–Ready!

There is a Day of Reckoning coming on the Body of Christ. . .This is not judgement, for judgement was–to begin.

No, rather, this is a reckoning for idle words they have spoken–thoughts they’ve kept within–thoughts of evil and not good; even, thoughts they didn’t know was sin.*

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God , and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” II Corinthians 10:3-6 KJV

For, you see, you are accountable for your intent and actions; you are accountable for your sin–accountable for within.

Yes, there is Mercy.

Yes, there is Grace.

Yes, there is Forgiveness.

–but this is not ‘license’ to sin.

For, any, can say they are saved but transformation must take place–to change the heart within.

My Blood is sufficient, yes, but that is where you begin!

Read!

Cleanse your mind and heart–by the transforming power of My Word!

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

Daily:  Read. . . Pray. . . Act. . .

Meditate–to cleanse the heart within.

“Therefore gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, ‘You shall be holy for I am holy.'” I Peter 1:13-16

I AM coming for a Bride, cleansed, prepared–READY!

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:25-27

Would you be unprepared for your Wedding Day?

Cleanse the heart inside!

So, My Reckoning, is for those who do not wait for that hour late. . .

Who live as though it will not be–and yet, ‘declare’ they belong to Me. (Ephesins 4:17-24)

“–God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: ‘The Lord knows those who are his,’ and, ‘Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.'” II Timothy 2:19

“Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same thought, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer by human passions but by the will of God.” I Peter 4:1-2

“Beside this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the night is far gone, the day is at hand. Let us then cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light–” Romans 13:11-12

I AM!

Do not be one that is caught unaware–that is not My Bride to Be–

Be Ready!

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17

“Therefore, be on the alert–for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing, or in the morning–lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!'” Mark 13″35-37 NAS

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalms 1:1-3

*One might wonder, “How could it be sin if you didn’t know it to be?” Ever have a negative thought about someone or something they did? It may have seemed an innocent thought but God calls it judgement. You are responsible for guarding your mind. If this message seems harsh, read it again. It is His Love that warns all who call themselves, Christians, but make no attempt to leave carnality. He is coming for His Bride–‘prepare’ to be ready! (Note added to amplify).

Oh, the Blunder

I was shocked the other day to notice a major mistake in my latest book, “His Voice in My Heart, the Journey.” My apologies to all the baseball fans out there; especially to the “Detroit Tigers,” for my erroneously calling “Tiger Stadium” “Shea Stadium” in the testimony titled, “The Baseball” on page 76.

Aaarg!

I have no answers, except that, New York, has been in my prayers a lot during this terrible time; but the testimony happened in my own home-state, so I just don’t know how I managed to do that!

Unfortunately I can’t fix what’s been printed, but my publisher will change it for the next printing. Thank you for your understanding. It was definitely an unintentional blunder!

Lori O’Neil

 

Rules for the Road

Every new direction requires submission.

First, submission to My Word–

My Word is always first and foremost above all things. I will never direct you apart from it–you are never to be without it!

Now, listen and hear My Heart for you; for I have plans for you, that I have prepared you for, and they are ‘for‘ you!

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

You can submit, begin, but if your heart is not willing you will falter and fail.

Be willing to join your heart to Mine.

“Teach me thy way, O Lord, that I may walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name.” Psalms 86:11

Last, let Me lead.

Many find their purpose and willingly strike out in advance of My timing–

Timing is critical!

Wait on Me.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. –” Psalms 127:1a

Many look for provision as a first step–if they don’t see it, they don’t begin. . .

Take the steps of faith first, knowing, I will provide!

Now, let’s, let us, get started . . .

I AM the Way!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“The steps of a man are from the Lord, and he establishes him in whose way he delights. –” Psalms 37:23a

“Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fullness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11

Secrets of the Heart

Put yourself in the place of Peter. Imagine how he felt when he so wanted to give his whole heart, and yet his heart betrayed him with feelings he did not know.

In the best of times and the worst of times, we are made more aware of the truth in our heart . . .

The pressure reveals!

“As in water face reflects face, so a man’s heart reveals the man.” Proverbs 27:19 NKJV

Therefore, tend to your heart, always. Be ready in season and out; for you know not what may come.

Are you ready to give answer for what may be revealed–what is in your heart?

You are the keeper of your soul. *see note below.

Peter was surprised, but I already knew. (Matthew 26:33-35, 69:75)

You see, I don’t reveal to embarrass or shame you, but that you may know–just what it is that needs to go. Don’t wait for Me to show you the truth, as did Peter.

Fill your heart with Truth, to reveal the truth–

What needs to be?

What needs to leave?

Serve Me with your whole heart!

*(Freely attend to your soul as you would a garden, removing the weeds, tending the fruit. Each heart and soul must be tended, as unto Jesus; the “Overseer” of each soul surrendered unto Him.) (I Peter 2:25) *Note added to amplify.

“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:20-27 NKJV

“‘Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream, beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.'” Luke 6:46-49 NKJV

“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Matthew 22:37-39

“Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.” Song of Solomon 2:15 NKJV