Brothers and Sisters, this is a serious message and will bring illumination upon you that may be challenging as you are being called to a higher Spiritual Relationship with God. Indeed, closer to the Holy Life He has called you too.
Psalm 65:4 What joy for those You choose to bring near.
Should your heart be touched and your mind ready, give this message your attention and receive it fully into your heart, mind and soul. I hope and pray you read this message completely and I know God will pour out His blessings upon you.
You are reading this because you are aware of “Truth”. A truth that is different than the evil and wicked ones of this world believes and lives.
A Truth that calls you ever closer to His Holiness and compels you to spend more and more of your time for Spiritual thought, a change in the way you interact with others and more commitment to living His Way.
John 8:32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
He is calling you to listen and mature. He is compelling you to allow His Holy Spirit Who is living in you, to shine like the Heavenly bodies.
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
This is your time to “grow up” a little as a Christian and if each of us – in fact all of us – are truthful to ourselves (and we should be because God sees into our hearts and knows all) we will always learn more and become wiser from His Word. We will always know we should do more by His Word. Do more first for ourselves; in the way you live, think and act in this world, and then how we live, think and act for others, the ones God leads us to and brings across our paths.
You see, you know (meaning you really understand what is right in the eyes of God; and you do know this) that you need to live fully His Way and live for Him.
Colossians 1:10 So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God
You know you need to increase your level of faith in Him, in His Word and in His Way. You ask for help and prayer from others to do it (and you should because He commands this), but you also know “you” need to “step up” and ask Him directly. You know you should live in a stronger relationship with Him.
Yes, this is hard, your life will change, people around you will change, the way you viewed happiness and prosperity will change because you will be illuminated with His Holy Way, you will be wiser because of His Knowledge that raises up from within you (because He is in you) and this wisdom tends to move you a bit from the worldly delights you know and will truly change you to know His Way and the joy and happiness of His Holiness.
A significant revelation for sure, but you know this is your time to take on a larger responsibility and live for Him.
Grow now in the wisdom He pours into your heart and mind. Live by it. Share it within your community of believers and the faithful. Instruct them in His Way, His wisdom and raise their level of knowledge and illumination.
Yes, this wisdom brings about an awareness of reverence for the Lord. A thought of; “wow, I had better do this”. This is His Holy Spirit who is the very essence, indeed the foundation of this illumination, this wisdom you are receiving.
Proverbs 8:12 Wisdom and good judgment live together, for wisdom knows where to discover knowledge and understanding.
Good judgement is the result and you now have a greater responsibility with God. Good judgement is often difficult because it confronts poorer judgement. Confrontation takes courage and strength. You alone can only have this courage and strength (to share the good judgement He places on your heart) by His Power and Strength that is in you.
This courage He provides allows you to confront and correct those who are growing in a Spiritual Relationship with Christ, those who are being blessed by Him with wisdom through you. They will receive this wisdom and will love you and listen to you.
Indeed, share with the faithful and wise and they will become wiser, teach the righteous and they will learn more. They will mature in their Spiritual Relationship with Christ Jesus. They will see and know, clearly, what is not right in their lives and they will correct themselves, even if just one thing at a time. In this, they will know God and they too will be blessed with good judgement.
The one who accepts this good judgement and wisdom provided by the Lord will live forever.
You will bring joy to many.
The Lord will sustain you.
You will serve Him and those in your life and will never grow tired.
You will be known as Godly and the wise will be glad to be instructed by you.
You will live with integrity and walk safely in the lighted path of the Lord.
The messages you share will be life-giving water to the faithful.
Many will know the benefit of love through the wisdom you share.
You will enhance the lives of many and they will return this to you for sustainment.
You will be rich in the blessings of the Lord for your encouragement to others.
Indeed, living in His wisdom and good judgement, living a sensible life, brings pleasure to you and others.
You are blessed with an unmovable foundation; His Spirit lives in you.
With faith in the wisdom He pours out upon you, your hopes and prayers are answered, you live in happiness and you will not be shaken.
God will bless you with a message to share. A message full of wise advice, of good judgement, of love and encouragement. You are blessed with authority and responsibility to share His Message of Good News; His Salvation.
God is blessing you! ~Pastor Michael
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Praise God forever and ever! Amen!
Amen! Praise God!!!