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A Remnant of Devotion

I had a dream, in that I could see a sea of people as far as the eye could see and beyond.

They were each carrying a box of some sort. One man’s looked like an old-fashioned, metal, fishing tackle box. He was very excited and appeared ready to begin. He opened his box and in it was a large white brick. I realized that they were all ready to begin. The realization hit me of the enormity of millions and millions of people all casting aside their boxes at once to begin to build together.

It was astonishing!

The alarm woke me up just then; and as I pondered the dream, the Lord began to speak the following message you will read below. This huge nation appeared to be of one people, it represents a “Nation,” the Remnant, devoted to God.

Imagine if we ‘all’ set aside our distractions and built our devotion wholly to Him, building the Kingdom–you imagined a life of the FREE!


I have prepared a remnant that you might never see, but they are a ‘sea’ of people dedicated to My Kingdom.

They are a hidden people. Hidden, to start, but as they build, it will become clear who they are; for they are devoted. Do not think that you are alone–that you alone know the Truth. This nation may be the most prosperous, but I have nations and nations of those devoted.

You see, they are not distracted by riches. They carry freedom with them–wherever they go. It is the gospel, their most prized possession–they carry it in their hearts.

They value, far more than rubies and gold, Words to live by–Words of Life!

Devotion.

Do not become so prosperous that it gains your authority; for the nations that remain devoted–they will build My Kingdom–Brick by Brick!

You may not see them–they may be hidden from your view.

I have a nation devoted . . .

Are you?

“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say; “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more; but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken. For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. In that day, says the Lord, I will assemble the lame and gather those who have been driven away, and those whom I have afflicted; and the lame I will make the remnant; and those who were cast off, a strong nation; and the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion from this time forth and for evermore.” Micah 4:1-7

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:9-12

The Secret to Success

Lessons often come hard and I would like to spare you that, and yet, not. For I know you will learn much from the difficulties you overcome; just as a parent watches his child struggle to accomplish a task, wants to stop and do it for him, but doesn’t.

Love refrains from making life easy, but Love never leaves.

I AM always here to guide you.

You will overcome, accomplish, conquer, whichever word you prefer, to describe that elation I call victory!

My children are victorious, for I empower them.

David conquered Goliath, overcame the lion, bear, yet from all appearance he was a boy–inside a man of courage–a confident man.

What was his secret?

That he practiced his slingshot?

He practiced worship; In all his ways he acknowledged Me.

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6

He worshiped.

He was built up on the inside before the event; armored with My power, wherever he went.

Lions, bears, giants–no matter, I will see you through.

Worship Me intimately–The secret to success!

“Extol the Lord our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!” Psalms 99:5

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him , bless his name!” Psalms 100:4

“Your servant has killed both lions and bears; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, seeing he has defiled the armies of the living God.” And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, will deliver me fro the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!” I Samuel 17:36-37

“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin; but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defiled.

This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down, and cut off your head; and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that all this assembly may know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hand.” I Samuel 17:45-47

“So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and struck the Philistine, and killed him; there was no sword in the hand of David.” I Samuel 17:50

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalms 95:1-2

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.” Psalms 95:6-7

 

Built For Worship

You read of the elaborate house Solomon built for Me, it does not begin to compare to thee. How do silver, gold, jewels and the like, carry the price of a human life?

That house was built to worship Me, how much more I’d ask that you bow before Me, least once each day, to ask and pray for the lost, the lonely, those broken of heart; the ones that never had a start–for sin took their life.

Please pray for those left behind, to bear the pain, suffering and shame of a choice not right; maiden flight–stolen in the night, a heart too freely give.

Please bow thy knee, entreat of Me to come, to mend the heart clearly numb…

I’ll come

I’ll come

Each house is built to worship Me–a project only God could see–for the human mind could not devise, the intricacy of body, spirit and soul, placed together to make one whole. A spirit inclined toward the divine–the missing key, to fill the hole, of a heart that’s not complete.

Please pray for that one, that hungry soul. Please bow and ask that they might know…

That I can make it all aright…

I’ll come

I’ll come

The house was built for worship, a costlier one had never been built–until there was you–nothing compares to you!

Not gold, not silver–just you.

Worship and pray

I will come!

“The house which I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. But who is able to build him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven, cannot contain him? Who am I to build a house for him, except as a place to burn incense before him?” II Chronicles 2:5-6

“Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king’s house; all that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house he successfully accomplished.

Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: ‘I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there for ever; my eyes and my heart will be there for all time.'” II Chronicles 7:11-16

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who seek him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24

“Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 8:10-11

“–and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power in its effects.” James 5:15-16

“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off for ever.” I Chronicles 28:9

 

This New Day

Begin this day to think of yourself as renewed, and not defiled in any way. Many come to Me, receiving all I have to offer,

My Blood,

My Power and Authority,

My Name and the Salvation it brings,

and yet, do not leave behind the sin, the memories and all that led them to seek Me. With the same faith it took to apprehend the gospel–that same faith will renew, restore and release you from the cause of shame.

Be an example for My Kingdom, and let go of blame.

That same power I used to raise Lazarus from the dead, I grant to you, that you may do likewise.

And so, begin with you.

For you were dead in your sins, but made alive in Christ Jesus. Therefore, live as if that is so.

Sparkle for My Kingdom like a new penny–though your worth be far greater than rubies or gold or any tangible thing; your worth claimed My Life.

Therefore, do not walk as if you own yesterday. Release it and leave it behind. Behold, today is the day of Salvation–today if you will hear My Voice.

Today!

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Working together with him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” II Corinthians 5:21-6:2

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12

“And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.” Ephesians 2:1-2

“Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful  lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:23-24

“–God is light and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” I John 1:5b-7

“So put away all malice and all guile and insincerity and envy and all slander. Like newborn babes, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation; for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.” I Peter 2:1-3

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!” Psalms 95:6-7

 

I Bid You Come

The Master calleth you…

I bid you come

There are many distractions in this world that have held you back…

Still I bid you come

It is not too late, though you have set me aside for a better time…

I bid you come

There are bills to be paid, and laundry to do, and if you will just wait for me to finish this class…

Still I bid you come

It’s tax time again, and time moves so fast; I just got this job, and what about my past?

Be Still

I Bid You…

Come

“Ho every one who thirsts come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” Isaiah 55:1-3

“Come to me all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

“–If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?” Mark 8:34-36

“Peter began to say to him, ‘Lo, we have left everything, and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. But many that are first will be last, and the last first.'” Mark 10:28-31

“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!” Psalms 95:1-2

“O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!” Psalms 95:6-7