Saturday, September 3, 2011

I Will Not Look the Other Way

Tell My people to position themselves for battle. Tell them to get ready to fight the enemy of their souls like never before. To fight for purity in their hearts, that I may exalt them higher and use them in a greater way.

Tell them to purify their lives of the idols they place before My holy name.

I will not look the other way as you worship other gods, My children. Did I not say you shall have no other gods before Me? And so it must be.

For I am a jealous god. I love you exceedingly. I must be first in your hearts and minds.

Exodus 20:3: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Prov. 20:9: Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Psalm 51:!0: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Exodus 34:14: For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

13 comments:

Deirdre said...

Thank you, this was very encouraging.
Deirdre

Stephanie said...

I had a dream two nights ago that I'd like to share. At first I just thought it was a "crazy dream." But it was so vivid and really stayed with me. I truly believe God gave me this dream as a warning as to what's to come.

I was at my mother's house. My husband and children were with me, and I knew I had plans for her to keep the kids in the near future so my husband and I could do something alone together. I don't remember what started it, but we got into a disagreement. She got really loud, and started yelling and screaming at me. Then she pointed to my husband, who didn't even seem to be a part of the disagreement, and said, "You need to choose now your loyalties." I was shocked she was wanting me to choose between her or my husband. I told her, "That is my husband. I am married to him. I'm not letting anything come between us." At that point, I walked through her house and gathered up items that belonged to me to take with me. Though I did not regret the choice I'd made, I was saddened because I knew the relationship, the ties, were broken from this point forward. The dream ended.

I do NOT believe my mother represented my actual mother. I do believe my husband was a representation of my Groom, Christ Jesus. I thought it was odd that I had items at my mothers house and I was gathering them up.

I am reminded of Matthew 10:34-39. After telling a friend about this, she said the items reminded her of the verse about taking back what the devil has stolen from us. I can't find that - do you know where that is?

I believe this dream is a warning that very soon, if not already, we will have to make choices about where our loyalty lies! And choosing God may even cause us some hurt and sadness, like in the dream.

I would love to hear if anyone else has further insight about this dream!

Bubba007sss said...

Joel 2:25

mctread said...

There is a point in a person's life whereby they may defined as spiritually lost, and worldly consumed. I'm not saying we are to make that call. I believe God is watching every move, especially in those that were once saved, but have given in to their own worldly lusts for their help or escape from reality. I have witnessed this, first hand, over the past three weeks. My brother-in-law, age 50, gave up the spirit yesterday morning from complications due to a motorcycle accident three weeks ago. His business had been taking a hit due to the economy for the past three years. He was drowning in debt, and turned to alcohol and running wild to escape reality when he was not working some..... The words "I love you exceedingly and I must be in your hearts and minds" rang so true. This was a prime example of how God will only give us so many chances to get our priorities in line with his. This man was given two more opportunities over a three week period to get his relationship back, with God and his own three children,however; he chose to keep up his old ways and God would not look the other way. When my brother-in-law,and friend, went back into the hospital, for the third time, he never got to have that opportunity to set things right again. He is now with the Father and free of the worries and pitfalls of this world. Pray as we always should, that God's will, and not our own, be done.

Stacy said...

One thing I have learned is that holiness is a daily yearning and filling. Our spiritual armor is necessary every day to guard us against unforgiveness, pride, and other forms of wickedness that stand at the door of our hearts waiting to come in and steal our holiness.

God is HOLY and RIGHTEOUS, and we are required to be the same. It seems that one of the biggest lies of satan is that the "blanket forgiveness" of our sins trumps holiness... "Jesus will always forgive you; just don't worry about doing this; it's okay" (lies!!). Holiness is not fleeting nor is it automatic. It is a process, that through our love for our Lord, we take His word and live it. We fight in the spirit, we love in the spirit, and we obey in the spirit.

It does not matter what spiritual gifts we have or do not have, because without love and holiness, we are nothing. Without it, Jesus will say to us in that day, "Away from me, I never knew you."

Love encompasses all the things of God. Our love for Him especially gives us the power to follow all of His word and remain in His holiness every second of every day. How wonderful is He to give us what we need to always be His!!

I have learned that being holy in His eyes is very serious, and it is not easy. One of my most profound learnings was regarding the idol in my life. I learned that FREEDOM through repentance from any idol and all the things that tag along with that idol such as unforgiveness, pride, or any other repulsive thing in the eyes of God, will keep us on the path of holiness and smack dab in the will of our Father where we long to be.

Thank you Glynda for this site and the opportunity to share with others!

RuthY said...

God is telling us to prepare. He who is forewarned is forearmed. The Word of God say's in Titus 2:11-14 to deny ungodliness, to live soberly, etc, We are looking for the Blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of our great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. The 14th verse say's that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Then in 1st John 3:3 It say's He that hath this hope purifieth himself, even as He is pure. So the call and warning to be on guard has gone out through what God has shown Gylnda. I was raised in the Church of God. Back then in the late 40's the Holiness movement was in full swing. Yes, we had what the world would say way out beliefs. We abstained from what was thought ungodly. Those things would be laughed at today by many. But I have to say we knew how to really travail in prayer and had tremendous results. Today the church has mingled with the world so much you cannot tell the difference between them, God said we are to be a peculiar people!

To answer Stephanie's Question. There are certain scriptures that have been used to teach on restoration of things stolen. One in particular is proverbs 6:31 which states, if one is caught stealing it would be required of him to restore sevenfold what he has taken. Since satan is the thief we have the right to take from him sevenfold. Other scriptures are Joel 2:25, Job 42:10, There are others I am sure. My suggestion to you is to get an exhaustive concordance and look up everything on restoration.
As far as taken back what satan has stolen, I believe was words in a song.

Bubba007sss said...

God is cleaning his house with a Holy Ghost broom and those who wish to get on the floor of his sweeping will be cleansed.. He is calling us all out one by one to take up our cross and follow him, and to put away our idols of deception.. Thus Saith the Lord if you will hear my voice and harden not your hearts I perform a new thing in your life, like you have never witness before... Surely nothing is to hard for me Thus Saith the Lord

maizie said...

Stephanie's dream has recently been my reality. My husband has chosen his mother and brother over me. God expects us to chose whom we will serve and this will separate people and family members every time.

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The Perfect Birth said...

I have an increased sense of warning and urgency inside today. The Lord had me face down on my kitchen floor praying for Philadelphia... New York and Washington, DC too, but especially Philadelphia. This could be nothing, but as praying for unbelievers and believers alike can hurt no one, will you join me? I live across the river from Philadelphia. I had a dream years ago... long before I embraced dreams as a gift from God, that I was in a subway tunnel beneath Philadelphia. I asked myself, "Why am I in this dark tunnel? I don't want to be here." This could have been a commentary on my own life and soul, but... then more recently as I was coveting houses in a desirable neighborhood we had once hoped to live in, I got a flash vision of smoke rising from charred foundations... it was desolate... again... this could have just God's way of reminding me that the things of this life are all going to burn up anyway, so stop coveting and covet the gifts I, the LORD want to give you.

This has indeed been a challenging two weeks... the enemy has wanted to dissipate my time in every direction... and it has taken more effort to spend time with Jesus and to rest in Him than usual. Thank you for your encouraging words... it does help me to know how to pray.

The Perfect Birth said...

I have an increased sense of warning and urgency inside today. The Lord had me face down on my kitchen floor praying for Philadelphia... New York and Washington, DC too, but especially Philadelphia. This could be nothing, but as praying for unbelievers and believers alike can hurt no one, will you join me? I live across the river from Philadelphia. I had a dream years ago... long before I embraced dreams as a gift from God, that I was in a subway tunnel beneath Philadelphia. I asked myself, "Why am I in this dark tunnel? I don't want to be here." This could have been a commentary on my own life and soul, but... then more recently as I was coveting houses in a desirable neighborhood we had once hoped to live in, I got a flash vision of smoke rising from charred foundations... it was desolate... again... this could have just God's way of reminding me that the things of this life are all going to burn up anyway, so stop coveting and covet the gifts I, the LORD want to give you.

This has indeed been a challenging two weeks... the enemy has wanted to dissipate my time in every direction... and it has taken more effort to spend time with Jesus and to rest in Him than usual. Thank you for your encouraging words... it does help me to know how to pray.

The Perfect Birth said...

I need to clarify... that I was face down about a completely different situation - mounting frustration with what isn't getting done around my house, my unbelieving husband and in this spontaneous moment with the Lord, the feelings of warnings arose as I described above and changed the direction of the prayer...

Hope said...

"This has indeed been a challenging two weeks... the enemy has wanted to dissipate my time in every direction... and it has taken more effort to spend time with Jesus and to rest in Him than usual."

Wow! This has SO been the case for myself and a few other Christian friends here. In some ways it's encouraging to know I'm not alone but in other ways it's scary.

It's terribly difficult to NOT be afraid that I'll be "missed" by God and His protection, wisdom and guidance for the coming days. Anyone else struggle with that? I've spent today taking authority over the enemy and his lies.

The words here keep me pressing through at all the right moments in my life. Thank you. I just need/want MORE of God.