The days ahead will require you to determine and decide who and what is really your god. Many of you think you know already but you have never truly been made to choose only one. You think you will choose Me above all others, but you see not the other gods lurking within your mind and heart. Gods the enemy used to tempt you away from Me.
(At this point I heard heartbreaking sadness in the voice of the Lord, like you hear in the voice of someone who just found out their spouse was unfaithful).
Some of you have allowed these gods to invade your lives. You have welcomed them. Some of you are even aware of their presence, yet you do nothing to cleanse your hearts of them, thinking I will understand and excuse your sin of idolatry.
Did I not say in My word thou shalt have no other gods before Me? (At this point I heard serious anger in the Lord's voice) And so you shall not. If you are Mine, act like it.
Days coming will bring hard circumstances that will require you to choose which god you will serve. Only one. Think hard and decide well, My children, for this choice cannot be undone.
Some of My children have already chosen. They have followed Me wherever I led them, laying aside their own dreams and desires and taking up My cross. For them this choice has already been made and the days to come will be far easier than for others.
For those who have remained enmeshed in the world and all of its temptations, the times to come will be very hard indeed; for you have lived a soft life, putting your faith in what you can see instead of in Me. Your faith is flimsy. It is like a reed that bends with every new wind of doctrine. You are easily deceived because you have not built your house of faith on the rock of My son.
You must choose which god you will serve for the rest of your earthly lives. that is the god you will serve in eternity as well.
My children, many of you underestimate the importance and lateness of the time you live in. You do not see My son's return approaching. Did I not say like a thief in the night? Yet many of you do nothing to prepare yourselves for His soon return.
Will His bride not ready herself for her groom? Will you be found not dressed when the wedding party arrives? Will you be left behind?
You must think on these things now while there is still time and choose well. In the days soon coming, chaos shall abound in many nations. There will be very little time to think later for some of you who read this word. Your lives will be cut short because of this disaster or that uprising.
Do not make the mistake of thinking you have more time than you do. Some decisions should not be put off until another time. Do not be like the rich man in My word who stored up in his barns and set himself to enjoy his worldly pleasures, whose soul was required of him that night, for you know not the seriousness of all that is about to transpire.
Do not wait. Choose now. Which god will you serve?
I have given you all you need to survive and prosper in this time. You need only ask to receive of what I have for you.
Adversity has risen up against you time and time again. Many of you have prayed and asked why this is so. Adversity is your teacher, My children. Adversity brings hardship that prepares you for what is harder still that is yet to come.
Trust Me. I can see further down the road into your future, you cannot. This is why you must allow Me to guide your paths and not try to understand every tiny nuance of what happens. It is not always for you to understand, but for you to simply obey Me in faith, trusting that I love you. I know what is best for all concerned.
This next year shall bring many changes you cannot see from where you are. I am trying to position each of you to be ready for these changes but some of you resist My paths. This will cause further hardship to come into your lives. Often what My children suffer is a result of not obeying Me at some earlier time.
Some of what is to come is far worse than My children are expecting. I am trying to protect you by guiding your paths to a safer place. Obey Me and all shall be well. Resist and you are left with the results of your own way.
Come up higher with Me. Let us commune together as you worship Me in spirit and in truth. Allow Me to prepare you for all that is to come.
Matthew 6:24: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Exodus 20:3: Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Matthew 11:7: And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
James 4:4: Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
I Peter 2:7-8: Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, (8) And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Luke 12:16-20: 16And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: (17) And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? (18) And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. (19) And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. (20) But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
Joshua 24:15: And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Isaiah 30:20: And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
Proverbs 3:5-7: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (7) Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
John 4:23: But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.