A Sanctuary for Saints and Sinners in Need of a Saviour. Luke 18:9-14
A Sanctuary for Saints and Sinners in Need of a Saviour. Luke 18:9-14
2 Peter 1:20-21
"20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."
I Corinthians 12:7-11
"7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. "
Woe unto the church that builds their church on dead works, says the Lord. Woe unto the church that builds its church on dead works. Woe unto those who build their church to accommodate the sinner and build their church to evolve around the sinner. Because when the trials come and the church is not built on true sound doctrine, the Bible, My spoken word, but instead it’s built upon the sand, it won’t stand the trials that are coming upon the church in this day and age.
Why build your church to accommodate the sinner, says the Lord? Why build your church to accommodate those who defile My sanctuary? Why build a church after those who are walking in wickedness, says the Lord? Conform yourself to My word, says the Lord, not unto the world. Don’t conform yourself or the church unto the world, but unto My Word, says the Lord. It will stand, it will stand the true test of time.
There are those who have become lifted up and puffed up in their ability to build churches on the sand, to build churches to evolve around the sinner. So much pride, so much overwhelming pride, but when the trial comes, when the storm comes, when the persecution comes, it will not stand, because it is built on the sand and not on the Rock of My Word, says the Lord.
Build your church on the Rock, build your church on solid foundation, the Word, the Bible, doctrine; doctrine that has endured and endured and endured throughout time. Guaranteed to stand in the trials that are coming upon the church in this time and in this age. Guaranteed to stand through the trials and tribulations. Even now, the world wants to do away with Christianity, even now the world wants to snuff out the church. Now is not the time to build the church around the sinner, build the church around the Word and it will stand, says the Lord.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Did I not say in My Word to be anxious for nothing, but in everything with prayer and supplication, make your requests know to God, so make your requests known unto Jesus and then the peace of God which passes understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Peace I leave with you, not what the world gives but what I give to you. Peace of God that passes all understanding.
You have to shelve all that rational today, you have to shelve it. All that, ‘lean unto your understanding’ stuff. You have to get in the Spirit today, you have to come out of the flesh, you have to come out of that reasoning, rational, you have to give it up to Me today, says the Lord. I want a church that is walking in the Spirit, in the Holy Ghost, that’s where the power is.
Oh yes, churches are full of those who walk in rational and reason. The church is full of those who walk in the authority of the flesh, those churches are full to capacity. All done decently and in order, everything is done in order, order of man, order of the flesh, right down to the collection of the money, right down to the selling of the books, right down to the selling of the music. It’s become a science; it’s become to what would appear to them like a wonder. Anything outside of it, they can’t comprehend, because they’re in the flesh. The Lord is saying this day, walk in the Spirit, and do not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
Yet in times of trouble, yet in times of trials, yet in times of sickness, in times of war, in times of war of what would appear to be biological warfare; the church does not stand. Why? Why is the church not standing? Something to think about, a good question, says the Lord. What is it built on? Build the house up Rock today, build your life upon the Rock, be a Christian that stands firm upon the Rock, a firm foundation, a firm foundation.
So many pastors today have taken the way of escape, they’ve forsaken the flock in the time of biological warfare. I’m the good Shephard says the Lord, I don’t forsake the flock, no matter what’s going on. That’s who I am. For those pastors who have forsaken the flock today, you need to repent, get back in the pulpit, and preach, get back in the move, get back in the war. No more being at ease in Zion. Woe to those that are at ease in Zion. Look what happened to My servant David when he was at ease in Zion? The devil planted a seed, filled his heart with adultery, which led to an action, which cost him his kingdom, which led to actions of murder, which cost him his kingdom. The wages of sin is still death, it’s time to repent today, says the Lord. Build your house upon Me, be busy, be busy about My will, says the Lord, and I’ll bless you. Be busy about My way, and I’ll bless you, says the Lord.
The idle hands, they say, are a devil’s workshop. Be busy, fruitful, I expect fruit from your ministry, I expect fruit from everything you do for Me. Whatever you lay your hands to, I expect fruit, I expect life, I expect growth, I expect damage in the spirit realm, I expect the devil to be bound and pushed back and cast out. Oh, you say, those are unrealistic expectations. No. They’re very realistic, says the Lord. Did I not say in My Word that this is what you would do as My disciple? You’d cast out devils, you’d speak with new tongues, you’d lay hands on the sick and they’d recover in My name? Because My name is above all names, the name of Jesus, and at My name, every demon has to bow and every tongue has to confess that I’m Lord, to the glory of God My Father.
For I want you to know today, to not undermine your praise. Don’t undermine your praise. For have I not said that I inhabit the praises of My people? Haven’t you read in My word where Paul and Silas in the worst of the worst, lifted up their voice in praise to Me, and what did I do? I set them free. Can’t you remember Joshua, how they walked around the walls of Jericho and on the last day, they walked and they shouted and the trumpets sounded out, and didn’t I bring deliverance to them? It wasn’t by the arm of the flesh, it wasn’t by their own will, it because they were looking to Me, the Author and Finisher of their faith, and I set them free.
Have I not said in My word over and over again to lift up your voices with a shout of praise? Haven’t I said in My word over and over through King David, that no matter what you’re going through, to lift up your voices in a shout of praise? So, don’t undermine the power of worship, don’t undermine the power of praise today. It doesn’t matter what’s going on in the world.
I know what’s going on. You think I don’t know what’s going on? I know what’s going on. But I don’t want you to set your eyes on the things of the world, I want your eyes, your affection, your love, your hope, your peace to be set on Me, because I will fill you with peace, I will fill you with deliverance, and I will even fill your hearts with songs of deliverance as you worship Me.
And don’t you think that the devil won’t fight you in worship, don’t you think that the devil, the adversary, won’t fight you. That was his place, that was his place, but he got puffed up, filled with pride, and I kicked him out. And he thought, ‘well, I’m gone, all the worship is gone’. But he had it so wrong. I have made a people for Myself; I have made a creation for Myself to worship Me. And that’s why I’ve given you voices to worship Me, that’s why I’ve put a song in your heart in the middle of the night, that’s why I’ve put a song in your heart in the middle of the day.
So, don’t be silent. Lift up your voice, all the time, all the time, all the time. Don’t undermine the power of worship, don’t undermine the power of praise that comes from your lips today, when I’m the only one that can hear it. It’s just like prayer. Close the door, be in the secret place, and as you up your voice in worship to Me, don’t you think that I won’t hear it? Oh, I’ll come running, I’ll come running, because I love hearing the voice of My children sing to Me, I love hearing their voices sing to Me, says the Lord.
You have to choose this day who you will serve, says the Lord. Choose this day who you’re going to serve. You have to let your light shine, preach My gospel, don’t be ashamed, step out in the gifts, step out in the calling, don’t be ashamed, don’t compromise it, don’t half step it. Choose this day who you’re going to serve, says the Lord.
I gave it all on the cross when I died for your sins, I gave it all. I expect the best of you. Give it all. Don’t half step it. Don’t compromise your position in Christ. Don’t compromise your position. If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you, and they’re persecuting you because of Me. Don’t take it personally, don’t take it personally. It’s just part of the job description, it’s the part that a lot of preachers didn’t sign up for. I’ll give you the strength to stand, but you have to choose this day who you’re going to serve. I’ll give you grace to stand and be the best at what you do, but expect persecution for it. I’ll give you the grace to be the best of the best of the best at your job, but expect exclusion for it, expect gossip for it, expect slander for it. It’s just the way it is. But remember they’re not excluding you, they’re excluding Me, says the Lord. They’re not gossiping about you, they’re gossiping about Me, says the Lord.
Give it your best shot today, be the best at what you do, study to show yourself approved, a workman worthy. Now is not the time to half step it, you have to stand up now, says the Lord. This anti-Christ world does not only want you to compromise your position, but it wants you to be removed from your position. This anti-Christ world wants to remove you because they want to remove Me, says the Lord. Don’t take it personally, that’s just how the devil is, every time he sees you, he sees Me.
But you have to choose this day who you’re going to serve. Draw a line in the sand today, give up all the false humility, give up all that the devil has convinced you of what Christianity is supposed to be. Don’t believe the lies, give Me the best of the best, I’ll use you like you’ve never been used before for My glory, give it the best that you can do, says the Lord.
Matthew 5:10-12; “10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
Yes, great fear is coming on this land, great fear is coming on the land, and those who don’t have their house built on the rock of Jesus, they’re not going to stand. Now is not the time to build your house on the sand, says the Lord. Now is not the time to not put the Kingdom of Heaven first, at any time, now is not the time. Seek the Kingdom of Heaven first then everything else will be added unto you. In times of fear, you’ll stand, you’ll be strong. You’ll be like a tree planted by the waters, like I said in My word, firm, yielding its fruit in season, yielding it’s leaves in season. You’ll be an extension of healing to the nations around you, says the Lord
Don’t look to the left or right, walk straight ahead. Don’t fear the world, the flesh and the devil, just walk upright with Me, says the Lord, I’ll see you through, I’ll carry you. Just like I would carry a sheep around My shoulder, a sheep around My shoulder. I comfort the sheep in times of trouble and even in times of discipline, says the Lord. I’ll keep you close to Me, says the Lord, I’ll never leave you, never forsake you. You heard that, did you? I’ll never leave you; I’ll never forsake you. I’m the Good Shepherd says the Lord, the Good Shepherd says Jesus, the Good Shepherd says God the Father, the Good Shepherd says the Holy Spirit, the Good Shepherd. I know My sheep and they know My voice and no other voice will they listen to.
Did I not say in My word that you have to meditate on My word day and night, so that when the trials come your way, you will stand? You’re going to have a word that’s going to be instant in season and out of season for those around you. A lighthouse set on a hill, a beacon of light for those who need the truth of My word, says the Lord. They won’t be able to shut you up, says the Lord, because I’m filling you with My Holy Spirit and you’re be full ‘til you overflow. They won’t be able shut you up, they won’t be able to quite you.
Preach the gospel, preach the gospel, preach the Good news, preach the Good news, don’t back down. Pray for the sick, pray for those that need demons cast out of them, and if need be, raise the dead in Jesus name. Raise the dead in My name, raise the dead in the name of Jesus, just like it was done by My apostles, says the Lord. Don’t walk in fear, doubt and unbelief, walk in faith and I’ll watch over My word to perform it.
Jesus, the same yesterday, today and forever. I change not. I don’t conform to the calamity and I don’t conform to the rumours of war and I don’t conform to the famines and the pestilence. I don’t conform to that, says the Lord. Set your mind on things above, I say, not on things below where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal.
I laugh at those who say I don’t exist, says the Lord. I mock them today. I laugh at those who don’t believe in Me, who say I don’t exist. Only calamity comes on those who resist My word, who spurn it, who mock it. I have the final say, says the Lord and I am not mocked. Those who mock My word and say My word doesn’t exist, that it’s just fantasy, written by men, I laugh at them today.
Don’t listen to those who scheme and plot to bring down My name, to reduce it to nothing, don’t listen to them, don’t even give them an ear, don’t even give them entrance into your heart. Just meditate on My word, meditate on My 10 Commandments, meditate on My word, says the Lord, let that enter your heart at all times in every situation. Resist the ungodly teachings that say I don’t exist, resist them, remove them from your heart, remove them from your mind, remove them from your children’s minds, remove them from your family’s minds, remove them from the minds of the elderly. Don’t listen to lies, only listen to truth.
The world says that you’re walking in illusion and hysteria, the world says your crazy to believe in Me. But I have the last word, says the Lord. I watch over My word, says the Lord, and I will watch over it in every time and in every situation that you’re in. The world is not your standard, the world is not your barometer, the world is not the standard you’re to measure yourself by. My word is the standard, My Bible is the standard, and it’s yes and amen, the same yesterday, today and forever. It doesn’t change, it doesn’t change at all, it’s the same yesterday, today and forever. Always, the same yesterday, today and forever, it does not change. Oh unbelievers, I laugh at you, you who say I don’t exist, I laugh and I will have the final laugh, says the Lord.
Psalm 2:1-6; “Why do the [a]nations [b]rage, and the people plot a [c]vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed,[d] saying, 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision. 5 Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: 6 “Yet I have [e]set My King [f]On My holy hill of Zion.”
The voice of Jezebel has been trying very hard to shut down the voice of the prophets. But did I not write in My word that I had reserved 7000 that had not bowed their knees to Baal? And if I reserved 7000 then, guaranteed I have reserved prophets now who have not bowed their knee to the world, to the system of this world. They don’t fear Jezebel, this antichrist system that is being set up, they don’t fear the god of this world, they fear the God of the Bible, they have respect for Me, and they will prophecy and they will preach and they will teach My word with authority. They will not back down no matter how hard the persecution, no matter how hard they’re struck, no matter how hard they’re hit; they will not back down. They will rise up and they will preach, they will rise up and they will teach, they will rise up and they will prophecy My word to this ungodly world.
I started the church and I’m going to finish the church, says the Lord. Just as I birthed the early church in the book of Acts, I’m going to finish it right up to the end when I rapture the church, and I’ll take it home to be with Me in heaven. So, continue to preach, continue to prophecy, continue to lay hands on the sick, continue to speak in tongues, continue to interpret your tongues, continue to cast out demons in My name, continue to fill people with the Holy Spirit in My name, continue to work miracles, signs and wonders in My name, says the Lord, I’ll watch over My word to perform it.
I’m not a God that says one thing and does another. If I did it in the Old Testament, I’ll do it in the New, and if I did it in the New Testament church, I’ll do it now, nothing has changed. The word of the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Don’t concern yourself with Jezebel, the god of this world, you concern yourself with My word, and preaching and teaching, don’t concern yourself and get caught up in all the present-day socialistic agendas, antichrist agendas. Get caught up in My word, study My word, study My word to show yourself approved a workman worthy of all your labour. Don’t concern yourself with this system, because it’s going to fall, it’s going to fall before Me, says the Lord, in My timing. Don’t concern yourself with it. Concern yourself with My business, go about My business, soul winning, lead many to Me, lead many to the Lord. Preach the gospel that they might be saved. I’ll watch over My word to perform it, always.
Yes, I, the creator of the heavens and the earth, the heavens and the earth; I am orchestrating everything. I am the great orchestrator; I am the great orchestrator. I am the one who composes the symphony. I am the one composes the symphony of time and of ages. I am the one who has begun and have I not said that I will finish it? Have I not said that I will complete the good work that I have begun in you? Because I am the great orchestrator, I am the one that pulls everything together. I’m not surprised about this and about that, I know all things, I see all things, I am present in every space in every time throughout history and for eternity, because I am orchestrating all things according to My plan.
Man may think he has his plans, and sure enough, and well enough he has his plans, but I sovereignly bring all things together in My time, in My ways, and in My purposes, I pull it all together.
So don’t be discouraged, don’t be down hearted, don’t be dismayed, for I am the good Shepherd and I am holding you close today. You are in My fold, don’t be worried, don’t be afraid, you’re in My fold. Stay close to Me, stay close to My heartbeat, stay close to Me, says the Lord. Stay close to Me.
And as you worship Me and as you praise Me you will see your enemies flee. You will see them flee in terror before you. For your warfare is not of the flesh and blood of the natural realm, yes it manifests that way but it’s not birthed there, it’s in the supernatural in the spirit realm. But as you worship Me, I route My armies and the schemes of the devil are confused and they’re brought to annihilation. I will complete the perfect work that I have begun in you, says the Lord.