Deliverance Follows Obedience

Deliverance Follows Obedience
Prepare your heart to seek God for obedience that you may observe and do all that Christ has commanded through His holy apostles.
"For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent." (Zephaniah 3:9)

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Feelings of Loneliness and Sadness?

If you are careful to record times and patterns to when feelings of loneliness and sadness come on strongest, you may begin to identify times when it's especially necessary to be ready with a vessel full of faith and reflection. Satan makes his rounds and inflames the passions of the heart. This is common to man. We don't have to fall pray to his whiles. We know that as was draw near to the Lord, the enemy flees from us.

I was reflecting upon that last night and the Lord ministered to me, "My enemies are your enemies for I have made you One with Me through the fruit you're bearing for Me." This drew tremendous faith from my heart. The drawing of faith comes from the power and presence of Christ experienced. This is the Spirit giving life to the knowledge... we don't know Him in word only but in word and in deed. This means by the revealed record we follow and the witness from above sustaining us as we are severed from all those things which the world uses to comfort themselves with.

Those delivered from Egypt were cut off from everything familiar to them and were taken into a barren land where the only source of nourishment was that which the Lord provided.

Water from a rock which they had to wait upon Him for. (There was no self serve pump on the rock.)
Manna from above (which they had to wait on Him for and labor to gather and make preparation for.)
And quail, again... having to wait upon Him and labor to prepare for ingestion.

Why did God do that? He was testing the hearts. "Do you love Me more than these?" Do you love Me more than the leeks of Egypt? Do you love Me more than the houses and shelters you had in the land I've separated you from? Do you love Me more than the normal routines of life which you are lost to you in My presence?

By faith we answer this challenge of truth with patience and longsuffering by remaining steadfast in His presence using only those things the Spirit is presently initiating for faith. These are the sanctified spiritual tokens of His grace by which we now live by faith in Christ. These sustain us in this shadow of the valley of death which those of the world call "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

We know there is only sorrow, loss, death, and destruction under that system of pursuit. We have this knowledge by revelation. The Lord has awakened us to His perspective. The Lord has awakened us to Christ!

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