7/18/16 Realigning Everything
“It’s time to reevaluate your priorities. Soon everything in your world will change. My Word is going forth. Nations are aligning with what I prophesied long ago. In the heavenlies, I have spoken My will. It is soon to be loosed upon your land. Do not be confused by interim distractions. Many who deny My will are attempting to bring forth their rebellion through hatred and murder. That is not Me. I am realigning everything and bringing to a conclusion the necessary situations that will eventually usher in the return of Jesus.
"While all this is happening, you decide what is really important in your life. You make sure that you are functioning as I have ordained you to function. The coming times will give you the opportunity to see what is really important. They will bring many opportunities to love deeper and care more for the things that I care about. Some of the situations that you will find yourselves in will drive you to your knees. That is where I have wanted you to be all along. When I have your attention, you will experience a revival in your spirit. Useless goals will fall away. Unnecessary longings will be set aside like so much old news.
"Decide to flow with Me during these perilous times. Rise above the din of the world to a place of safety with Me. Prioritize your life to include what is important to Me. I am with you. I love you.”
Ps. 91:1-2 AMP
1) HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2) I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
Acts 12:6 AMP
The very night before Herod was about to bring him forth, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, fastened with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison.
II Cor. 7:9-11a AMP
9) Yet I am glad now, not because you were pained, but because you were pained into repentance [that turned you to God]; for you felt a grief such as God meant you to feel, so that in nothing you might suffer loss through us or harm for what we did.
10) For godly grief and the pain God is permitted to direct, produce a repentance that leads and contributes to salvation and deliverance from evil, and it never brings regret; but worldly grief (the hopeless sorrow that is characteristic of the pagan world) is deadly [breeding and ending in death].
11a) For [you can look back now and] observe what this same godly sorrow has done for you and has produced in you…
One day as I was contemplating many things, the Lord asked me what was important, really important. It immediately made me question my priorities. It stopped me long enough to redirect my thinking to what is actually of consequence. Then it occurred to me. The things that affect my life in the news and in the world around me seem to be urgent; the relationship we have with Jesus and with each other is what’s important. Duh!!!
I believe that what is important is about to overshadow what has been urgent for too long in our lives. Maybe it’s time to take a deep breath, sit with our Lord, and begin to really embrace this life and our fellow participants in it; and above all, if these times have pockets of relief in them, we need to remember to remain steadfast in this direction simply to honor our Lord.
Our loving Father is in charge of everything. He is Lord, and we are His children. I am convinced that these days are the beginning of the finest hour for those who love Jesus as their priority. We are going to have time to cleanse our garments of every blemish, spot, and wrinkle. It is time to get on with it. We all need to remember what our Lord has been saying to each of us for some time now. His wooing to come closer to Him seems like a most wonderful thing to do at this time, doesn’t it?
Show me the way, Lord,