7/13/16 For His Kingdom
“You are living in dangerous times! You are living in seasons that have been prophesied in My Word as the end of times. Do not ignore the warnings that I present to you or deny the signs that are happening all around you. Do not hide from reality. In these closing hours, you must make every moment count and take every opportunity to show others Jesus. There may not be another time. You must change your priorities for every event or circumstance that is presented to you. Make every fellowship or gathering count.
"From this day, I need you to design your lives into groups of situations that have eternal purpose, rather than considering them random events. Your freedoms are eroding; your world is changing. Make the most of what is available to you for My kingdom, for My overall purposes. Your denial of the times in which you live will cause you to allow separations and divisions to remain with family and friendships in which I have placed you. Before this time, you have not counted it important enough to mend broken relationships or see new friends as I see them. You have always thought that there will be a “next time” to tell them about My love. Your world is too volatile to wait any longer. There may not be any “next times.” There may not be other times or better opportunities.
"These natural seasons that you are in should have new priorities and deeper meaning for you, My chosen ones. Do not let them slip by. Do not one day regret your lack of boldness or fall into the trap of denial for the sake of false peace. Approach every moment and each encounter with My purposes in mind. I will open hearts. I will provide opportunities. Get your priorities straight and then wait for My Holy Spirit to give you the boldness needed to take proper advantage of every situation presented to you. Walk in My love now! There may not be many more open doors, so love enough to risk everything for important things.”
Rom 12:1-2 NIV
1) Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—which is your spiritual worship.
2) Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
A while back, the Lord showed me that every day really counts and that our lives are very important to Him. That may seem like old stuff to most of you, and maybe I’m thick-headed; but those realities were finally sinking in.
I now realize that every one of our days, friendships, family, and business opportunities are ordered by the Lord; not just random chance relationships. It has become clear that God has strategically placed us in the middle of His plans and surrounded us with people that we should now see as God-ordained appointments. It is also becoming very clear that we are fools if we do not embrace our position as ambassadors for Christ with all of our being.
A while back, I may have taken these morning mailings, written books and teaching materials, and even speaking sessions as simply ministry opportunities. As logical and reasonable as that may seem, I am ashamed at the time I have wasted and the godly opportunities that have passed by because of that ignorant attitude and how lightly I regarded my days. Because I didn’t grasp the impact of what my life meant to the Lord or understand the importance of my calling, I have squandered my Lord’s precious time.
In the quiet of the morning hours, the Lord is once again impressing on my heart the value of each and every moment in every one of our lives. He is emphatic that we cherish the holy alliances He has placed in our midst, and realize the eternal impact of what we are or are not becoming.
At the same time, He is showing me that you, the recipients of these writings, are His chosen and appointed vessels, who are being trained as His bright lights in an ever increasing darkness and raised up for such a time as this. You are held very close to His heart and valued beyond comprehension. Our association and the many associations in which we will all soon be placed as remnant believers are to be held with holy reverence. I am to regard each of you as I would regard Jesus. You are holy in His sight. Our relationships with each other and with others are holy to Him.
Needing to count each moment and every event as ordained,