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Unshakable Reward

In the end many people who have been complacent will be charged with new energy. An explosive-like fury will also come upon those who have waited for many, many years and seemingly have not been rewarded for their patience. They will feel as though they have believed in vain and there will be those who taunt them as such.

Nevertheless, you My friend, will find there is great reward in that your unshakable belief has left you with a ramrod straight backbone for end-time disasters and violence that shall quake the earth.

“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.” Daniel 12:1-3

  • Those who wear My Name
  • Who bow the knee to no other God
  • Who swear to their own hurt

Shall bear the crown of the coming King.

His Name is Jesus!

“And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:8-11

Everlasting God–Prince of Peace–The Great I AM!

King Jesus!

“O Lord, who shall sojourn in thy tent? Who shall dwell on thy holy hill? He who walks blamelessly, and does what is right, and speaks truth from his heart; who does not slander with his tongue, and does no evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor; in whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest, and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.” Psalms 15

“By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore. These all died in faith, not having received what was promised, but having seen it and greeted it from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland.” Hebrews 11:11-14

“And all these, though well attested by their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had foreseen something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.” Hebrews 11:39-40

“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised. “For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.” Hebrews 10:35-39

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” Hebrews 12:1-3

“Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.” Daniel 12:10

“He who conquers shall be clad thus in white garments, and I will not blot his name out of the book of life; I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelation 3:5-6

“Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” So each of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:10-12

 

Just Give

“I give what I can.”

“I do the best I can but, you know, times are hard.”

These are statements I hear often, and have for many years. It seems the times are always hard, but I’m not asking you to give, just when the times are good; I am requiring you to give when the times are hard. I don’t want you to give what you can. Rather, I expect you to give what you can’t, because I ‘can‘ and that is faith.

If you give to Me first, when it would seem that there won’t be enough, but you give out of obedience anyway, because the word says to; then I, in turn, will give out of obedience, because My Word says so. Did it ever occur to you that I obey the Word too? I was obedient unto death for you. Will you be obedient unto life for Me?

For I don’t ask for your money to strip you of your lifestyle and cause you poverty. I ask you to give, to give back to you, and give you then, ability

  • to grow and increase
  • all your needs met
  • all My needs met
  • to give more

You give and are, in turn, blessed and you then bless. You’re blessed more, and you give more, until one day you’ll find that you are overtaken with blessings, and you will laugh in delight that My Word is right. What I knew all along, that it’s right where you belong…

Protected in My Blessing.

But it all begins with giving, when you don’t think you have enough.

In these hard times…

I haven’t changed.

Just give!

“And if you obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 28:1-2 (See vs. 1-14)

“Bring the full tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house; and thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil; and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 3:10-12

“give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Luke 6:38

“Trust in the Lord and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalms 37:3-4″With a free-will offering I will sacrifice to thee; I will give thanks to thy name, O Lord, for it is good. For thou hast delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.” Psalms 54:6-7

“The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22

“Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures forever. Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the Lord is gracious, merciful and righteous. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered for ever. He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Psalms 112:1-7

“He who observes the wind will not sow; and he who regards the clouds will not reap.” Ecclesiastes 11:4

“The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalms 34:10

 

To the King!

Tenacious perseverance is required to reach the maturity level I would like My saints to obtain. I find very few willing to pursue this–a level of excellence. Not a prideful stance, but a level of integrity and service that declares you to be the servant and the son of a King.

Ours is a unique relationship. You are a son and yet, like the Son who came to serve, you are a servant. A royal priesthood willing to lay down all for his brother is a beautiful and rare gift. A gift that, if acquired, will last. For when you obtain that level of maturity you will have suffered through many things

and

You will understand completely that the evil one has no power over you.

You will fully know how to utilize My Word in every situation you find yourself in.

and

You will love your brother as yourself–esteeming him highly as a prize of the King. Those who love Me to this capacity–who honor others before themselves; will wear My Crown of Glory.

True riches it will bring–

To the King!

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19

“Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!” Psalms 119:1-3

“If you really fulfill the royal law, according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well.” James 2:8

“and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44-45

“Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory. Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” I Peter 5:2-5

“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love of the brethren, a tender heart and a humble mind. Do not return evil for evil or reviling for reviling; but on the contrary bless, for to this you have been called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “He that would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile; let him turn away from evil and do right; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. but the face of the Lord is against those that do evil.” Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is right? But even if you do suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed” I Peter 3:8-14a

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalms 84:11

 

Glorious Grapes!

Many are the enemies of the righteous, for the wicked gnash their teeth at them. They have been chosen to rule and reign in My Kingdom; for the meek shall inherit the Earth and the righteous shall see My Glory. For My Glory shall be over all the Earth and the wicked will be no more! Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength for the battle ahead. But, even so, battle or no, the choicest of grapes await those who forge ahead in faith.

Armed with My Word, their faith as a shield about them–

the Sword of the Spirit in their mouth.

Truth and Justice shall prevail!

And, just as Joshua and Caleb took the Promise Land by faith and force, so My representatives, My faithful few–

those who wear My Blood and call upon My Name

Who draw not back in times of trouble–so they shall eat the good of the land.

Faithful and few, tried and true

My Name shall be praised forever!

 

“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” I Cor. 16:13

“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.” Lu. 6:22-23

“Depart from evil, and do good; so shall you abide for ever. For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. The righteous shall be preserved for ever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall possess the land, and dwell upon it for ever. The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him. The Lord will not abandon him to his power, or let him be condemned when he is brought to trial. Wait for the Lord, and keep to his way, and he will exalt you to possess the land; you will look on the destruction of the wicked.” Ps. 37:27-34

“So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments. And the Land had rest from war.” Josh. 11:23

“If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” Is. 1:19

“From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised!” Ps. 113:3

 

Awake!

Awake, awake, put on strength, for the Glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For the waters have run deep, almost to consuming levels, but I have called you into the deep and have shown you how to swim. Now I say swim–swim like  your life depends upon it. For the strength of the Lord is your buoyancy and you will not sink.

Falter not when others look down upon you, even seem to despise you; for their lack of understanding proves that they are not on a level to look down upon anyone. Everyone–yes everyone, has the ability and yes, the calling, to look up.

Look up for your redemption draweth nigh.

Look up for your redeemer calls you by name and that name translates as…

  • Righteous One
  • Faithful One
  • The Beloved of the Lord
  • My Chosen One
  • One who knows no sin for she wears the garment of the Blood.

“Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come unto you the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake yourself from the dust, arise; O captive Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.” Is. 52:1-2

“Your eyes will see the King in his beauty; they will behold a land that stretches afar.” Is. 33:17

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary, his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” Is. 40:28-20