Many of My children wonder why I have not moved them into ministry. You wonder why, after years of leading you and speaking to you, you are still where you were years ago.
So I will tell you.
You have refused to lay down your sin and follow in My ways. How can I set you over My people when there is sin in your life? How can I use you to minister My Holy Word and talk about holiness when you yourself are in sin?
I have touched you and tried to lead you to repentance many times but you preferred the approval of men and the pleasures of your sin over Me.
The time has come for you to make your final choice between Me and My ways or your sin. If you will follow Me, lay down your sin and take up My Cross. To walk closely with Me is to sacrifice the pleasures of the world and devote yourself. You cannot be lukewarm and receive anything from Me.
Choose you this day who you will serve – whether it be Me, the living Creator, or your flesh. Give Me you final answer. [Mat 10:28 KJV] 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
[Mat 16:24-26 KJV]
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
[Jos 24:15-16 KJV]
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 flo
od, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;