He has spoken - A Word from the Lord

 


I heard the following word from the Lord on September 14, 2020, at 3:15 a.m. When I say "heard," I do not mean audibly but from the inside where Christ resides. 

I will print it in its entirety then add some additional comments afterward.

I preface your reading of it by saying, I am a student of God's Word. I read the Bible all through the day but never profess to be intelligent enough to tie verses together in this manner. I say this so the reader knows none of this came from me. 

I pray you will read with a willing, teachable heart. We are in the last days, and God, in His mercy, wants everyone to be a part of His next move. This is the heart of His statement. He desires His church to seek His face and see the salvation of the Lord.


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The Lord said:
 
"Choose you this day who you will serve. If the Lord, then hear Him. If Satan, then hear Him. You must choose one or the other."

"The lukewarm, I will spew out of my mouth. For many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord,' and I will reply, 'Depart from me. I never knew you.' I must be Lord [because] I will be Lord [either way]."

"For two will be walking in a field, and one will be taken and the other left. That one that is left is the one who calls out, 'Lord, Lord.' But I never knew them. Not 'knew OF' them. Instead, we don't have a relationship. I am not Lord of their decisions. They still make their own choices, absent of me."

"My sheep know my voice and a stranger's they will not follow. Who are you following?"

"I cannot be deceived. You can go in a junkyard and paint a car red and give it racing stripes, but it remains the same. Change comes from the inside. Men have fashioned paper crowns worth no more than the effort they made to create them. They are worthless and friable. I am a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. I know what is in man, and those who give up houses and lands, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers for my sake and the gospel's will receive the same, one hundredfold, in this life and that which is to come."

"For my reward is in my hand, and I will give it to the faithful, the humble and obedient."

"Behold, I come quickly."

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The Lord's words come from the following:

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"Choose you this day who you will serve" comes from Joshua 24:15. Joshua spoke the word of the Lord to Israel with an ultimatum to choose between Jehovah or the gods they worshiped in Egypt or Canaan. 

"If the Lord, then hear Him. If Satan, then hear Him. You must choose one or the other." This comes from 1 Kings 18:21. The prophet Elijah asked, "How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him." It was, again, a choice to either follow the Lord, as Master, or to follow Baal.

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"The lukewarm, I will spew out of my mouth." This comes from Revelation 3:16 where the Lord spoke to the church at Laodicea. "I know thy works," He said, "that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot." For the third time, the Lord speaks of a choice to be made, only this time, that many have refused to make that choice, and it comes with consequences.

"For many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord,' and I will reply, 'Depart from me. I never knew you.'" These are Jesus' words in Matthew 7:22-23. Here, He addresses those who say they've prophesied in His name. They have cast out devils and done "wonderful works" in His name. Yet, they did not truly follow Him and have no relationship.

I must be Lord [because] I will be Lord [either way]." The brackets are added to give the proper sense of the statement. He said it emphatically. "I must be Lord. I will be Lord." He will be Lord because we give our lives to Him or He will be Lord because we didn't. By not choosing to follow Him, we, in fact, make a choice.

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"For two will be walking in a field, and one will be taken and the other left." This comes from Matthew 24:40, in the midst of a passage Jesus spoke about His return. He expands on the thought with the remainder of the paragraph - why one will be left and the other taken up into His heaven. It is an urge to Lordship and having a relationship with Him. 

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"My sheep know my voice and a stranger's they will not follow." This comes from John 10:4-5 and flows perfectly from the previous thought. Relationship enables God's people to hear Him speaking. I know His voice because I listen for it, and I can tell you, it is never, at any point, in my head but always up from the heart. Here, He speaks it, for the fourth time, as a choice. If you do not hear Him, then whose voice are you following, because you are following someone or something.

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The analogies. I did not come up with either of these. The Lord spoke them clearly. We focus on the external when He wants us to focus on the heart. He is the only One who is eternal and lasting.

"I am a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." This comes from Hebrews 4:12, where the Word of God is being spoken of. However, John 1 tells us Jesus is the Word of God. Here, He spoke it in first person, as personal to Him.

"I know what is in man." This is from John 2:24-25 where it says Jesus did not commit Himself to men for He knew what was in them. It refers back to the previous passage where He prophesied of His death as the destruction of the temple, but the people did not understand Him. He could not trust them to carry His Word when they did not even hear something so simple and clear. This statement greatly reflects on all He said to me before it and flows into what follows.

"And those who give up houses and lands, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers for my sake and the gospel's will receive the same, one hundredfold, in this life and that which us to come." This is from Mark 10:29-30. Jesus had told the rich young ruler to sell all he possessed and follow him, but the ruler was too reliant on what he owned, on the external, to obey. He thought of what he would lose when instead Jesus wanted him to gain one hundredfold more. It makes me think of the ending of Job, who after he repented of speaking wrongly, after he chose to pray for his friends in obedience, received twice as much as he had before. (Job 42:10) 

In Mark 10:30, Jesus said, "But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life." The hundredfold comes with persecutions. Look on many minister's social media pages, and you will see people whose only remarks are to tear him or her down. God has promised to be sufficient for that, but the persecution comes as the result of making a choice to not be that offended person. The blessing comes to those who follow Christ, not to those who turn away. Our words, our actions, are the result of our choice to follow Him or to follow the devil.

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"For my reward is in my hand, and I will give it to the faithful, the humble and obedient. Behold, I come quickly." These are both from Revelation 22:12, but are stated in reverse and include who receives the reward. Jesus comes quickly, quicker than we realize. We cannot stand around idle any longer. (Mt 20:6)

You can place yourself in God's hands and receive the reward of a humble, obedient life, or you will fall into His hands in judgment. It is an either-or. You will do one or receive the other. You will not be able to avoid what He will do. He is Lord.

"Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Php 2:10-11 NLT)

In conclusion:

Close your eyes to the state of things, and they will continue to develop around you. I say this not to bash anyone over the head but because it is the truth. I've heard two different visions of heaven described by two different people, who did not know one another. Jesus told both men to say, "Tell them I am coming." Both replied, "They know that," and both times, Jesus said, "No, they don't."

He is calling. We do not know the day nor the hour of His return, but this is the season. This is the moment to choose, or one day, it will be too late. We've been told this many times, and once more, He has spoken.


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Suzanne D. Williams, Author
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