ARE WE STRADDLING THE FENCE?
GOD says in HIS word that He will spew us out HIS mouth, if we do not obey HIM. Because, THIS is NOT the time to ignore GOD. He is sending warnings, He is showing us that perilous times are coming, and if we do not adhere to HIM and HIS ways, we won’t make it through. Ultimately, if HE does not do everything through us, then we won’t succeed.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Sardis write: These are the words of Him Who has the seven Spirits of God [[a]the sevenfold Holy Spirit] and the seven stars: I know your record and what you are doing; you are supposed to be alive, but [in reality] you are dead.
2 Rouse yourselves and keep awake, and strengthen and invigorate what remains and is on the point of dying; for I have not found a thing that you have done [any work of yours] meeting the requirements of My God or perfect in His sight.
3 So call to mind the lessons you received and heard; continually lay them to heart and obey them, and repent. In case you will not rouse yourselves and keep awake and watch, I will come upon you like a thief, and you will not know or suspect at what hour I will come.
4 Yet you still have a few [persons’] names in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes, and they shall walk with Me in white, because they are worthy and deserving.
5 Thus shall he who conquers (is victorious) be clad in white garments, and I will not erase or blot out his name from the Book of Life; I will acknowledge him [as Mine] and I will confess his name openly before My Father and before His angels.
6 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).
7 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open:
8 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My Wordand guarded My message and have not renounced or denied My name.
9 Take note! I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—behold, I will make them come and bow down before your feet and learn and acknowledge that I have loved you.
10 Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the [b]lesson of My patience with the [c]expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.
11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one may rob you and deprive you of your crown.
12 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will make him a pillar in the sanctuary of My God; he shall never be put out of it or go out of it, and I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which descends from My God out of heaven, and My own new name.
13 He who can hear, let him listen to and heed what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).
14 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God’s creation:
15 I know your [record of] works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot!
16 So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!
17 For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
18 Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.
19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me.
21 He who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant him to sit beside Me on My throne, as I Myself overcame (was victorious) and sat down beside My Father on His throne.
22 He who is able to hear, let him listen to and heed what the [Holy] Spirit says to the assemblies (churches).
This chapter in REVELATION is so very important. When He revealed to me that this was the topic, I admit I did not want to write it. But, as always God showed me again, through LOVE that He would do so. The word says, He anoints us. He led me to this link on further explanation of this.
It is very informative, and I believe GOD will use it to teach you, mold you and heal you in the process. I know He is using it to do this for us. Because how could people be healed by us? The answer is, they CANNOT. They are healed by the presence of GOD in us.
Anyone can have FAITH, gonna say this again, ANYONE CAN HAVE FAITH. OK, one more time, ANYONE can HAVE FAITH. But, does GOD’s FAITH have you? What is your faith rooted in? Is it rooted in idols? Maybe not on purpose but seek GOD, ask HIM. he will reveal it and expose the enemy. He will do so, as only HE can.
I have had many friends say to me, “What works for you, may not work for me.” My response, and our response is, “It worked for JESUS and He lives in ALL of us.” God is looking for partners. Is there anyone in the whole universe that is better than GOD? NO WAY!!!! We have had business partners who were doing UNGODLY things, and the LORD commanded us to pray and break it off them.
Specifically, He led us to ask for a GLORY window to rain down blessings over them. We easily could have made it about us, and I will tell u at times we did. Because we are not immune to being affected by evil influence. But, the point is not whether it was ALL done perfectly or not. The whole point that GOD cares about is this; did we repent for our wrong doings, and did we receive HIS wisdom, knowledge and lessons in the process.
Are we straddling the fence. Trying to overcome, striving to do better? Because He is very clear that the ONLY thing we must LABOR to do is REST in HIM. The ultimate GOAL is to have PEACE in HIM and HIS ways. To say, and mean, “NOT my will LORD, but YOURS be DONE, on EARTH as it is in HEAVEN.”
Yesterday a pastor God introduced us to, shared a story. He spoke of a dog that hit the fence. It was trying to go over. The master called it, and it smashed into the fence. It could have died, but GOD. even the pastor mentioned, as a kid his faith was not the same. He was concerned and feared for the dog. But the MASTER, the one in authority stood his ground. Interestingly enough, this kid was an unbeliever. I bet GOD has gotten a hold of him now. 😉 He called the dog again and the dog JUMPED the fence. God showed us this dog had angels around him. In fact, ALL God’s animals do! HIS animals and HIS children have angelic escorts. GO GOD!!! The dog overcame in GOD, whether the kid knew this or not.
Can we learn something from this? Can we get down deep within, that it really is NOT about GOD calling us to perfection. He is calling us to let HIM perfect us. There is a difference. A reminder that in HEBREW the word perfect actually means mature. God is growing us up! So, don’t you think we will have growing pains? We will crash against of the fence, bang our head spiritually, rip our clothes (armor) as God helps us climb over. BUT, we WILL GET OVER!!!! HE does not FAIL, never has and never will.
We become who we are around, and in a marriage we partake of each other. Let me explain a bit here, we are one flesh as husband and wife. So, we begin with our own baggage right? Then we join with another and have theirs too. We begin to be affected by each other. GOD knows this, He had a plan for it all along. HIS ways are not our ways. If we marry an unbeliever and put that person and ways over GOD, no matter how much we say we trust and LOVE God, He comes second. even if we marry a Godly man, but go to the man first before seeking GOD in him, this is the case.
My husband and I have been married going on 8 years now. NEW BEGINNINGS. We both lived years where we straddled the fence. Boy did we ever. I say this not to glorify the enemy in any way, but to let you know what GOD did. The enemy sent his “biggest and brightest” at us. BUT GOD, dispelled them ALL.
They threw all their nastiness at us, and we kept loving, and seeking GOD to LOVE through us. Why did we do this? Because we know what it is like not to have someone love you. To look in your eyes, saying they do, but lying through their teeth or crooked smile. We know the pain and agony of having that person you love most seem ecstatic, yet GOD knowing only that there is brokenness buried within. Guess what? SO does JESUS. Because when HE died, the horrific death He endured consisted of all this demonic attack, nastiness, pain, and again, anything evil u could ever imagine being derived from sin.
LORD drive through US….we bless the people on your road, for you own everything. Oh, GLORY to our awesome and MIGHTY GOD!!!!!!!!!! IN JESUS NAME ~ Amen
Today, even a baby step of FAITH is a beginning. God will honor that. But, eventually you have to take LEAPS of FAITH in HIM. Because Jesus came to save the least, last and the lost. He did not come to leave them in misery without hope or encouragement. See that right there, if what the enemy has told us. But it is a LIE!!!!!
Yesterday God introduced me to a precious daughter of HIS. I was so honored to meet her. I pray she received HIS LOVE ore each day. So many, her included, have only GLIMPSED the power and mighty and GLORY of GOD. I have gotten to the point where I surrender it ALL to GOD. If I don’t do this daily, the enemy comes at me like a freight train.
Let’s all come into agreement with GOD. NOT only will He manifest healing over us, but the GLORY will multiply and others will be healed. This will happen just by touching the hem of HIS garment. GLORY TO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Get off the fence. Hop down, apologize to GOD, let HIM LOVE the HELL out of you. Then you can be 100% FREE, and He can use you to heal, set free, and LOVE others. GO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will always be HIS cheerleader. A dear sister mentioned to me that she cheered in school. At first I thought, I wish I had done that. Then HE convicted me, and He said, “YOU did beloved daughter, you have always cheered for me, on my team. :)” With tears in my eyes, I said, “Thank you Father, for NEVER giving up on me, on any of us.”
You see He goes after EVERY lost sheep. HIS will is that none of us should perish. So you ready? Lord, we call on you to come and just posses us and take over and cause us to be propelled over that fence, mountain, cliff, whatever it may be. DO it LORD!!!! BIRTH your GLORY!!!! OVERFLOW US LORD IN EVERY AREA, for your purpose and PLAN and RID us of ourselves and anything UNGODLY in the way.
In Jesus Name and BLOOD,
In HIS GRACE and GLORY,