A PROPHETIC WORD of ENCOURAGEMENT from THE LORD… for His Bride in the Wilderness of this world

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WHATEVER YOU ARE GOING THROUGH in your  walk with Lord Yeshua / Jesus Christ… know He is with you every step, guiding and providing all you need if you faithfully follow and trust Him. Moses led the children of Israel out of Pharaoh’s rule in Egypt  (which typifies deliverance from Satan the god of this world) YESHUA was the mighty “Angel of the LORD” who tested and proved them through 40 years of tiring wilderness experiences. Only the obedient under Joshua’s new leadership crossed the Jordan River into the “Promised Land”. This typifies entering Spiritual peace and rest of soul through the New Covenant… by receiving the Promised Presence/ Glory of the Holy Spirit to dwell/ tabernacle within us as His Temple, thereby replacing the Mosaic Tabernacle/ Solomon’s Temple/ priesthood/ animal sacrificial system for a “better way” of SPIRITUAL WORSHIP from our hearts! (see John 4, Acts 2, 1 Pet.2, Book Hebrews)
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 THE WILDERNESS PROPHECY
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WHEN MY PEOPLE WERE IN THE WILDERNESS…
I WATCHED OVER THEM DAY AND NIGHT…
I COVERED THEM BY MY SPIRIT…
I PROVIDE EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED…
FOR THEY WERE MY BRIDE IN THE WILDERNESS…
 
BUT SOME WANTED TO GO BACK…
SOME DISOBEYED ME…AND THEY FELL AWAY
BUT OTHERS WENT ON INTO THE PROMISED LAND…
INTO THE NEW THING I HAD PREPARED FOR THEM…
 
FOR I CAN SEE AHEAD SAYS THE LORD…
I CAN SEE WHAT I’VE PREPARED FOR YOU…
YOU CAN’T SEE IT…
BUT I CAN SEE IT!
I KNOW WHAT I HAVE PREPARED FOR YOU…
I KNOW WHERE I WANT TO BRING YOU TO…
 
AND I GAVE THEM WATER TO DRINK…
AND I POURED DOWN FOOD FOR THEM TO EAT…
I POURED DOWN BREAD FROM HEAVEN…
IT WAS LIVING BREAD…
 
AND SOME TODAY ARE SAYING, BUT I’M LIKE THAT…
I’VE BEEN LEFT ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS…
AND GOD HAS FORGOTTEN ME…
BUT REMEMBER I AM WITH YOU TOO…
 
FOR THEY SET UP A TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS…
IT WAS A SANCTUARY WHERE THEY COULD COME…
AND BE IN MY PRESENCE…
SO YOU CAN COME TOO…
COME INTO ME…
COME AND REST IN ME…
FOR THIS PLACE IS A SANCTUARY FOR YOU…..
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THANK YOU LORD
(This Word was given at the opening of a new church fellowship, after I had a vision of dusty, sandled feet walking on dry ground and stones, with a long brown, home made looking garment to the ankles. I wrote it down afterwards and others have said the anointing is still on it. Blessings from Susan)
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‘Hi Susan, I was much gladdened to receive this.  As I read the words, a sort of electricity flowed through me  and I had the thought that you were like a polished, sharpened arrow held in the quiver of the Commander of Heavens Armies , soon to be fired.Oh yes, indeed.’ Peace and Blessings from… T. H. (Ipswich, Qld)
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(This artwork was made from words in the prophecy by my Facebook friend Sylvia)
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FOR COMFORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT DURING TESTS AND TEMPTATIONSAS THE LORD INCREASES YOUR  WISDOM AND MATURITY TO HAVE A “COURAGEOUS” FAITH AND BE OBEDIENT TO HIM… Please see my article about how to come out of your wilderness experiences by “Waiting on the Lord’… (LINK will open in a new window)   https://brideofmessiah.wordpress.com/leave-your-wilderness/
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“Who is this that cometh up from THE WILDERNESS, leaning upon her beloved?”
Song of Solomon 8:5
Psalmist Susan (Aust.)
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A PROPHETIC WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE LORD for His Bride in the Wilderness of this world… being Prepared & Sanctified.

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THE EXODUS~ How to stop struggling~ rise up as an Overcomer~ leave the wilderness of testing & temptation ~surrender to God’s will~ Trust and Obey.

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WILDERNESS CHRISTIANS ARE CALLED TO RISE UP AS OVERCOMERS IN YESHUA’S NAME & COME OUT OF NOT ONLY THE SLAVERY OF EGYPT WHICH REPRESENTS THIS GODLESS, REBELLIOUS WORLD (through the Red Sea) BUT ALSO OUT OF THE WILDERNESS WHICH SYMBOLIZES A DRY & LONELY PLACE OF TESTING & TEMPTATION TO SIN… (under Moses)
WE DO THIS IN FAITH… BY CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES THAT HOLD US BACK IN FEAR (as passing over the Jordan River under Joshua / Yeshua’s new leadership) BY NOT LOOKING BACK BUT  MOVING FORWARD INTO THE PROPHESIES THAT HAVE YET TO BE FULFILLED… AND TAKING POSSESSION OF THE PROMISED LAND & IT’S BLESSINGS… (Which symbolized personally entering the New Covenant and receiving the Promised Indwelling Holy Spirit who is the Father’s Gift to all believers, Jew or Gentile as in Acts 2) “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Eph. 2:11-13
THIS MAY SOUND COMPLICATED… comparing our problems and experiences to what happened to the 12 Tribes of Israel thousands of years ago… “But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted” 1Cor.10:5-6. That’s the point…their sins and idolatry were EXAMPLES /WARNINGS for us NOT to follow now.

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THE SINS OF ISRAEL IN THE SINAI WILDERNESS

The Golden Calf IdolatryMoreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;  And did all eat the same spiritual meat;  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.   Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.  Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.  Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.  Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.  Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” 1 Cor. 10:1-14

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IF THOSE WHO SINNED WILLFULLY IN THE WILDERNESS… NEVER ENTERED THE PROMISED LAND… NOR CAN WE IN YESHUAH’S CHURCH SIN WILLFULLY & EXPERIENCE THE PROMISED ANOINTING & BLESSING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT…Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:  Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief Hebrews 4:1-11
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come_unto_meSO HOW CAN WE DO ANY BETTER IF WE ARE ALL “SINNERS”? Because their calling and experience of leaving captivity in Egypt and the heavy YOKE OF MANUAL LABOR… to enter the promised land of Canaan and “rest from their works”… symbolized what is now available to us Not by leaving and entering a new physical place but by leaving the identity and ways of this world and entering a new spiritual experience!  We are being called out of confusion, fantasy and lies, into Spiritual Peace, Reality and Truth. To be born again as a new creation!
Lord Yeshua came to deliver His people out of the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of Light… out of bon- dage and futility into a sense of freedom and purpose. He still says, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. What are you a slave to? Who are you carrying a heavy yoke for? Addiction? Guilt? Fear? Religious striving? Learn of Yeshua, sit at His feet, listen to His Voice, become like Him and find Spiritual Peace for your soul. “Cast your cares upon Him for He careth for you”
It was God’s plan to include the Gentile Nations into His promised New Covenant through FAITH in the “seed” /Redeemer/ Savior/Messiah who would come. (Jer. 31:1) ISRAEL DIDN’T ENTER INTO THE PROMISED LAND & rest from their works because of their rebellion,UNBELIEF & lack of Faith! But praise God… we CAN enter into the PLACE OF SPIRITUAL REST though our Faith and His imparted strength to live as the Overcomers of sin and death. (Rev. 2 and 3) It is NOT by mind games or being anxious about what “I” am or have to do … but by simply trusting and surrendering ourselves as a “living sacrifice” to the Anointing Love and transforming Power of the Holy Spirit of YAHWEH. This personal infilling of the Holy Spirit is something the children of Israel did not have available to them at that time. Thank God we can enter into His prophetic calling now, before it is too late. Amen.
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martha-mary-jesusAfter the profound revelation knowledge and New Covenant  teaching Yeshua brought, we see the Spiritual Life is about being more like a Mary than a Martha! He said, “Mary has chosen the better thing and it shall not be taken from her”… “Submit yourself to God, resist the devil and he will flee” This is the God ordained way to rest in Him and be at peace... to still the body and troubled soul, (mind, will and emotions) enabling  one’s own spirit to listen to the still small voice of God…“Be still and know that I am God”. We must make the time and place for God’s Spirit to feed, restore, deliver, refresh, anoint, comfort, guide, counsel and strengthen  us. He knows what you need. He knows what to do. Just wait on Him. Stop trying to be in control of everyone and everything, just  give Him thanks, forget yourself and receive whatever is given or not. “Obedience is better than sacrifice”…Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few” Eccl. 5:1-2 It is the coming and waiting that is important. Turning your heart and inner eyes towards Him. Telling Yeshua you need and love Him.
  • The purpose of surrendering ourselves on knees and face before the Lord is that
  • our ego/ natural nature is humbled and weakened SO THAT
  • we are enabled to become spiritually strengthened by God’s power against the wilderness experiences
  • that are allowed to test and prove our faith.
  • This then defeats Pharaoh/ Satan (whom Yeshua  called “the god of this world”) and glorifies our Elohim YAHWEH!
  • God’s ways are usually not our ways but His people should be wise and heed them.
  • If OUR heart, mind, will and purpose….
  • is aligned in the Spirit of Love and Truth with Father YAHWEH and
  • HIS Prophetic heart, mind, will and purposes…
  • then WE CAN stand against any personal temptation to sin, rebel, doubt or worship other Gods. (as Israel failed to do in their own wilderness experience… where only a remnant went into the promised land after the older generation had all died out in the wilderness.)

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mary_anoints_feet_of_YeshuaThe result is that we will be FILLED WITH THE SWEET AROMA OF THE MESSIAH & SANCTIFIED AS “HOLY UNTO YAHWEH”… then our ministry is acceptable and beautiful to Him and others in His Holy Name… “Abstain from all appearance of evil.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” 1Thess. 5:22-24
TRULY THESE ARE THE WAYS WE CAN RESIST ALL SIN & TEMPTATION IN THE WORLD and come out of the WILDERNESS by leaning on our Beloved Lord “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” 1Cor.10:14
 
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  • GOD CALLED HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL OUT OF EGYPT… (Symbolized being saved by the blood of Yeshua as the human “Lamb of God” sacrifice at Passover)
  • THEY ESCAPED THEIR OLD ENEMIES, (Pharaoh and his army) BY CROSSING THE RED SEA… (Symbolizes escaping from Satan and the old nature of death under his power, by being baptized in water as a burial and being raised into new life with Christ’s Life)
  • THEY ENTERED INTO A MARRIAGE COVENANT WITH YAHWEH AS THEIR GOD BY ACCEPTING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AS HIS TERMS… (Symbolized a better New Covenant to come in which the Ten Commandments would be written within our minds and hearts)
  • THEY DWELT UNDER THE SUPERNATURAL CLOUD BY DAY AND PILLAR OF FIRE BY NIGHT… (Symbolized that YAHWEH their Elohim was continually Present and manifest in their midst)
  • THEY DRANK THE WATER FROM THE ROCK THAT FOLLOWED THEM & ATE THE BREAD THAT CAME DOWN FROM ABOVE… (Symbolized how God is our provider in both the natural and spiritual for Yeshua said He was the Living Water and the Bread that had come down from above)
  • THEY WANDERED IN THE WILDERNESS FOR 40 YEARS BECAUSE THEY STILL WORSHIPED OTHER GODS,  WHILST COMPLAINING & QUESTIONING GOD & MOSES (Symbolized their disobedience and defiance compared to those who repent  of sin, live in a righteous way, are anointed by the Holy Spirit as set aside, special people who desire to willingly worship, obey and be “Holy unto YAHWEH”)
  • THE REBELLIOUS DIED OFF. ONLY THEIR CHILDREN CAME OUT OF THE WILDERNESS, CROSSED THE RIVER JORDAN AND ENTERED THE “PROMISED” LAND OF CANAAN… (Symbolized only those who would obey God’s Gospel through the seed of Abraham, Messiah Yeshua and receive the Spiritual “promise” of the Indwelling Holy Spirit and “enter” into Eternal Rest for their souls in the Father’s House. We see, taste and partake of this now in part but at Yeshua’s coming we shall enter into the fullness of our salvation and inheritance.For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Cor.13:12)

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WE ARE EXPECTED TO LET GO OF THE PAST… NOT LOOKING BACK AT THE “ONIONS AND THE LEEKS” AFTER LEAVING EGYPT BUT MOVE FORWARD ON OUR LIFE JOURNEY WITH GOD. “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” Col. 1:12-14.  Not going round and round in circles of indecision or setting up camp forever in the wilderness… which is only a place of temptation and testing of our faith. “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” Col. 1:12-14. 

As the Holy Spirit said through the Prophetic Word… He wants to bring us into that better place of His Presence /His Sanctuary… which is the Spiritual Promised Land! We can enter into this promise NOW and stay there, communing with God in our hearts as a Spiritual Reality. It is by the blessed New Birth and Union of our own spirit with God’s Spirit. Believe in God’s Son Yeshua and ask the Heavenly Father to give you His Holy Spirit to abide with and within you forever.

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Water baptisms of pilgrims to Israel are held in the Jordon River where Yeshua was also baptized by His cousin “John the Baptist”

He sees what is up ahead and we are meant to press forward by faith into what the Lord has prepared for us (and what He is preparing us for)… “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,  Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,  And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,  If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.  For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:  But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.”  Hebrews 6:1-9

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WHATEVER YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH IN THE WILDERNESS OF THIS WORLD… yeshua_praying_stone(and it can seem like a lonely walk with no one else to help or understand you during those times) take heart because the pain, problems, disappointments and seeming futility and failure is working in us a far greater GLORY! God uses all these things (trials, temptations and tribulation) to teach us personal Spiritual lessons and if we call on His Name He will save and deliver us.
He is SANCTIFYING US completely as the called out and chosen Sons and Daughters of the Most High God. PRAISE HIS NAME! Even our dear Lord Yeshua in His human state had to suffer pain, hunger, thirst and battle Satan and his temptations in the wilderness and demonic oppression in the Garden of Gethsemane. He too was tired, left alone, misunderstood and accused falsely by others but overcome in all areas of life by the power and strength of the Holy Spirit. “Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.” John 16:32
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OUR LORD AND MASTER, JESUS CHRIST/ YESHUA THE ANOINTED ONE… SAID HE WOULD NOT LEAVE HIS DISCIPLES IN THIS WORLD AS “ORPHANS”… but would send the Holy Spirit to be with and in them. Yeshua's mother and disciples from the This Presence of His Holy Spirit is HIS SANCTUARY in the wilderness of this world now… where we can meet with Him in the Holy of Holies!  By FAITH we come into Yeshua and the Father through Him! Abide in Him, dwell in Him and He abides and dwells within us through the ONE HOLY SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND LOVE! The Spirit of Holiness is building us up together as the Temple of the Living God… made not of stone blocks but of people who are God’s precious jewels. He IS our place of Spiritual Rest for our souls.
AFTER HIS RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION BACK TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER… THE BLESSED HOLY SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT UPON ALL BELIEVERS… (both Jew and Gentiles) as their promised inner comforter, empower, teacher and guide into all Truth. We are therefore NEVER alone in the wilderness of this world. Emmanuel is God with us and in us. (Ask the Father to fill you with the Gift of the Holy Spirit) We can live in this world but not be of it. Christians belong to the Heavenly New Jerusalem which is above. We are to set our hearts on things above not on the earth and all the pain, hardship and disappointments so many experience here. . If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory” Col.3:1-4
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As YAHWEH did with Israel… (and still is doing) He tests our real inner motives and attitudes by using the trials and tribulations of our daily lives as a sanctifying and purifying process to make us “HOLY UNTO YAHWEH”. God is working patience and other lovely fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Working through problems we don’t want to face and deal with… changes us as well as the problems… when we ask the Lord for His help and blessing. “All things work together for good to those who are called according to His purposes”

Moses anointed Aaron with Holy Oil to sanctify him as the High Priest of YAHWEH

And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.” Lev.8:10. The rare “anointing oil” he used, symbolizes the priceless Holy Spirit of  the Presence whom our High Priest Yeshua anoints us with.  As the priests used blood, water, anointing oil and white garments to sanctify themselves… it is now the Holy Spirit Himself who comes upon us as the Oil and works within us to sanctify us (the Lord’s Bride) with the Blood of the Lamb, the Living Water of the Word and the clean white garments of salvation. This happens by God’s Grace when we are submitted to Him in the right spirit/ attitude of Love for YAHWEH and His Holy 10 Commandments that are written now in our heart and mind. Jer.31:31

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IN THE MOSAIC TABERNACLE IN THE SINAI WILDERNESS…  and later in Solomon/ Herod’s Temples in Jerusalem, the appointed Levite priests of YAHWEH had to dissect the bodies and offer up the blood of animal sacrifices. Those things are over now as they were shadows of the more perfect thing and the New Covenant that was to come. (Read Hebrews) That is, God’s Son Yeshua as the… “Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world” (John’s Gospel) fulfilled all Righteousness on our behalf as our Redeemer from sin and punishment… by shedding His own blood on the cross. IT IS THROUGH THE WORK OF LORD YESHUA AND THE HOLY RUACH SPIRIT THAT WE ARE SAVED AND SANCTIFIED AS A HOLY OFFERING UNTO GOD “…but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God” 1Cor.6:11.  “I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness” Isa.13:3
bride_flame_sanctificationHowever although the Father doesn’t require animal sacrifices to die in our place as atonement for our sins and wrongdoings now, we are told in scripture to present OURSELVES as a living sacrifice. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” Rom. 12:1-2 Then, in our teachable, surrendered state of heart, mind and soul… the Great High Priest Yeshua can supernaturally cut and divide (not our bodies but) our soul and spirit with His Sword of Truth…. discerning and revealing the motives and hidden things within us, For the word of God is quick , and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart”. Heb.4:12  http://www.biblestudytools.com/hebrews/4-12-compare.html
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OUR FATHER GOD WANTS TO WASH AND PURIFY EVERY ATTITUDE AND DESIRE WE HAVE IN THE LAVER OF HIS WORD… so that we are truly walking,  talking, singing, speaking in the spirit with the “Mind of Christ” as His Sons and Daughters who bring Glory unto Him. We should be transparent with nothing to hide from Him or others. No hidden agendas or putting on fake personalities. This is what the perfection of His Love in us can do in and through us if we want it. It means we can forgive and not be bitter. Can give and not count the cost. Our outer behavior and conversation comes from what is in our hearts. What we are REALLY like will always come out in what we speak and what we do.  Yeshua said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”. The Holy Spirit will convict us if we sin… that is, to act out of the natural old, selfish, ego nature rather than the new Spiritual, generous, humble nature of the Lord. He does not condemn us, just convicts our conscience to bring us to repentance, so that we may repent and remain in close fellowship with Him. If we do sin we have an advocate with the Father”… “It is not what goes into a man’s mouth that defiles him but what comes out of it”. This dealing of God with and in us… is a Spiritual process which results in maturity, wisdom and growth into Holiness and Christ likeness… and yes, at times it hurts very much to change our attitude and behavior but it is for our own eventual good. As we face our troubles, fears and inadequacies, praying for His strength, those things seem to miraculously lose their power over us to threaten and overwhelm us.  “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint Isa.40:31. We DO rise up from our knees in HIS SPIRITUAL STRENGTH and become the Overcomers. “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (Also see Revelation chapters 2-3 about the promises to the Overcomers)
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God knows what we need to bring us to perfection and prepare us for the return of Yeshua Ha Mashiach. Whatever comes up each day to be dealt with or decided… turn your heart immediately to God and TRUST Him for guidance and wisdom in every situation. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean NOT on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him”. Declare His Word and promises and surrender in humility to the Holy Spirit to enable and strengthen you. Ask for Grace to bear things too. I often pray “Lord make me strong to do your will’. Just getting out of bed and forcing oneself to do basic tasks, let alone function in a ministry is a big ask sometimes! There can be mental battles as well as physical pain. Do you know what I mean? We MUST focus on God all the time. Keep your heart and mind turned towards Him, praying and singing in the spirit.
One Prophetic Word I received mentioned ‘Be diligent because your enemy is always diligent against you and wants to destroy you’. Yes, as there are dangers in the natural wilderness like wild animals and lack of food, water and comforts. So it is with us in the spiritual realms. We do not always feel comfortable and satisfied.  We may feel quite dissatisfied, lonely or upset at times. We can suffer tiredness and all sorts of prayer burdens and attacks from the demonic realms. God is our sufficiency. Nothing can touch us without His permission. Anything allowed is for our learning and maturity. We must therefore go straight to the Lord with everything that concerns us. He is sufficient and able to deliver us from anything. We must learn to bring our spirits into a normal state which is quietness and our souls under self control. (See Watchman Nee’s book “The Spiritual Man”, parts 1, 2 & 3 free online) Try not to act out of anger or negative emotions. Listening to gentle, anointed praise and worship music is very helpful too.
We know that PRESSURE is what forms diamonds and HEAT is what burns out all the dross from silver or gold. Sometimes we are just lazy, set in a rut or even resisting the Holy Spirit and need to get a WAKE UP call! I find things go a lot better for me when I am abiding in the Lord and feel close to Him. To wander off and get distracted is to invite stress and a feeling that I am out of control/ lost/ confused by other things. Without Him we can do nothing. “I am the vine you are the branches, abide in me… for without me you can do nothing” John 15.
All problems, persecution and even martyrdom must all be faced in the HOPE of our calling as Christians… for God is with us in all these things and can use them for His eternal purposes… rewarding us in the ages to come with blessings which will far outweigh anything we go through here and now. “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” Rev. 22:12.
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DON’T FORGET THE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCES THAT WE GO TROUGH IN THIS WORLD ~ ARE THE SANCTIFYING PROCESSES ~ THE CRUCIBLE WHERE OUR FAITH IS TESTED & REFINED AS GOLD! THE DICTIONARY SAYS A CRUCIBLE IS…

crucible

: a pot in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted

: a difficult test or challenge

: a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions

AS THE TRIBULATIONS, ATTACKS & PERSECUTIONS AGAINST GODLINESS UPON EARTH INCREASE ~ SO THE TRUE & FALSE BELIEVERS WILL BE DISCERNED & REVEALED FOR WHO THEY REALLY ARE ~ SOME WILL STAND AND SOME WILL FALL. IT’S NOT THAT WE DO MAKE MISTAKES AND FALL IN THE WILDERNESS… IT’S WHAT WE DO ABOUT IT AFTERWARDS THAT MATTERS! GET UP ~ LEARN YOUR LESSON AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD IN SPIRITUAL UNION WITH THE LORD’S PRESENCE. “Obedience is better than sacrifice” …”There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit” (SEE MORE ABOUT GOD’S CRUCIBLE HERE- http://godscrucible.wordpress.com )
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FROM 1 PETER 1:1-10
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice , though now for a season, if need be , ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth , though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen , ye love ; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing , ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory :
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently , who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
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