"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
A Word for 2014: The Greater Love
TO THE CHURCH
“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” James 4:4 (NKJV)
You speak of love, but it is not my love, for my love delights in truth, First Corinthians 13:4-6 declares,
“4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;” (NKJV)
You trust your own efforts and you are receiving the reward of those efforts. Your mega churches and mega ministries are the result of those efforts, but they lack my life-changing presence. Trust my love, for only my love will never fail according to First Corinthians 13:8,
“…Love never fails…” (NKJV)
Did my Son avoid my teaching when He was questioned? But you dance around when you are questioned before the world. The world is asking two questions, answer them, answer them, answer them with truth and no fear.
Is Jesus the only way? Yes
“5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:5-6 (NKJV)
Is homosexuality a sin? Yes
“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22 (NKJV)
But you are denying me by denying my teachings for the sake of not offending the world, for the sake of keeping your fancy spiritually bankrupt congregations, for the sake of keeping your status and your false ideas of love. But I remind you today,
“…whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 (NKJV)
Take heed of these words:
“34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.” Matthew 10:34-38 (NKJV)
I am looking for those that are willing to give the greater love I speak about in John 15:13,
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” (NKJV)
I call my Church to be in perfect unity according to the words I spoke through my servant Paul in First Corinthians 1:10,
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. (NKJV)
In Ephesians 4:3 I deeply urge you to strive,
“…to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (NKJV)
I will call many to close their ministries and unite forces with others. Some will not obey and will continue without my presence, but many will answer the call and will become me new apostles, my new prophets, my new evangelist and my new pastors and teachers. I will do a new thing indeed.
It is not about your talents. Can you give up your dreams for the sake of your brother’s dream? It is not about starting another ministry. Do you have enough love to work with whom I tell you to work with in the spirit of unity? So yes, I am looking for that greater love, it is time!
Stop fighting with the world, stop trying to change the world; did I not tell you that the world is my business. When the Corinthians Church dealt with the scandal of a brother in the church who had sexual relationships with his father’s wife I gave a lesson that cannot be ignored. I judged the world, that is my job and not yours, says the Lord.
9 I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. 12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.” First Corinthians 5:9-13 (NKJV)
My children; stop running after the constitution for answers; don’t you know that the law of the land have and will continue to make accommodations for sin?
The Homosexual Agenda is following the law of the land and it is legally gaining territory and it will continue to do so until the return of the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
Love them, tell them the truth when asked. Love them even more after they reject you. Continue telling the truth. Many will believe and be saved; many more will insist in their ways and will perish forever. But don’t make them your agenda; let me be your agenda. Know that the world cannot see the light of the Gospel. Don’t get frustrated. Second Corinthians 4:3-4 says,
“3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” (NKJV)
You are not from here; this is not your world, Philippians 3:20,
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord JesusChrist,” (NKJV)
But remember, my judgment will start with you, with you, with my church. Why are you focused on what the world is doing, First Peter 4:17 declares this truth,
For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? (NKJV)
Get ready and make your paths straight according to Proverbs 4:26,
Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established. (NKJV)
I will add real numbers to the church, not new members, but new disciples that will be eager to learn and walk in my ways according to Acts 2:42-47,
“42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (NKJV)
Remember my beloved that only I can produce the increase according to First Corinthians 3:7,
“So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” (NKJV)
Stop working-out the anointing, stop following worthless traditions of men. Stop with the preaching styles, stop with the homiletics, and stop trying to sound like others with their music preferences, personalities and charismatic fast-talking. Men of God, speak what I tell you to speak and do it with boldness and with my unction. Measure everything by the Word; if it is not confirmed by my Word and by two or three spiritually mature witnesses in my church, discard that Word, it is not from Me according to 2 Corinthians 13:1
“…By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” (NKJV)
Be free and know that I am the Creator and I am doing a new thing. My servant Isaiah declared this truth in Isaiah 43:19,
“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.” (NKJV)
TO THE BROKEN
I speak now to you who felt ignored, you who felt that your ministry was going nowhere; you who felt that your call would never come to pass; you who are filled with regrets; you who feel disqualified and you who call the desert your home. Get ready for my river; my river will flow in the desert.
I am not bringing you out of the desert, but in the desert you will flow with my river of anointing, my river of provision, my river of prosperity, my river of joy, my river of righteousness, my river of holiness and my river of peace. In the center of that desert the whole world will see you becoming my children and many will come. In that river you will focus on me, you will be desperate for me and you will sing a song together with my Spirit,
“And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17 (NKJV)