June 11, 2009
It is not usual for me to begin the weekly blog with a scripture, but this week I have been directed by the Holy Spirit to do just that. I was led to the scripture below:
It is from Isaiah 6:8-10
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
“Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”
This scripture is repeated again in Matthew 13:14-15 for those of you who feel only the New Testament is relevant for today. God tells us again what He is saying in order to yet give us another chance.
Years ago, as I was sitting before the Lord, this scripture was given to me by the Holy Spirit. I am very passionate about how I feel about my Father in Heaven. First, because I KNOW He is real and second, because I owe Him for not only saving me, but also from delivering me from all of the heartache, pain and suffering I have gone though in this life. (If you have any doubts about what God can do, check out my testimony.)
When I read this scripture I recalled having heard others say, “The Old Testament is not for today.” Yet, I got flushed all over and felt God was personally asking me who would go for Him. I looked up to Heaven, believing God heard me, and said, “ I will go for you.” Over the years He has sent me to people one by one by one telling them of Jesus and His atoning work on the cross trying to get them to listen. I am here to tell you the responses I have received have been varied.
But there is one fact that remains today: God is real, Jesus is real and we need to heed the ones that God sends to help us. The tide is changing in this world and the army of God is on the move. They are on the rise. I believe we are in the time of the great end time harvest of souls and it is time for you to get it and stop riding the fence.
I was given a great revelation this past week. The scripture is Matthew 13:12 “For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” I asked the Holy Spirit "to him who has what?" “To him who has been obedient, to him who has sown in the kingdom, to him who has been faithful." And then came the last part and this is verbatim, “But to him who has not (been obedient) all will be taken from him.”
We are in critical times right now. Many are losing jobs, homes, cars and businesses. However, there are those who are walking “in the kingdom” who are not being affected by this lack. To those whose ears are not dull to the Holy Spirit, to those who haven’t shut their eyes to those in need, to those who are sowing (money) where God tells them and whose hearts have been softened by the Holy Spirit to hear the more of God-these are those who will be given more.
We are not playing church any longer and haven’t been for a very long time. If you are riding the fence, stop it. The only safe haven you are going to find is in the kingdom, whether you think so or not. I am here to tell you again that it is time to surrender to Christ. He is calling. I am going, are you?
I am not certain if He will send me to you again…