Thursday, December 3, 2009

Prepare Ye the Way

Isa 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.
3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. KJV

Anyone looking at the conditions of the world systems can plainly see that everything is crumbling around us. Every idol is being destroyed. That is to say, those things that man has trusted in to take care of him, except God. Man’s idols are power, money, and force. They hang their hope on these things.

God is saying to His own, “you are not to rely on any of these things, for I Alone am your source”. How many times have we read in the Psalms or Isaiah that He is a shield and a High Tower to those that trust in Him. Yet, we tend to quickly forget that He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. He alone has ordained the trials that have come into our lives.

His Word of late to me has been “The voice of him the crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God”. It is a divine mandate that His appearing is at hand. Make certain that your heart is prepared for the fullness of His coming. We, the church, are that voice crying in the wilderness of the land, get your heart right before God. Those entrenched in atheism or agnosticism, or in organized religion are all in the wilderness of their own carnal nature and unable to hear God. Even if you get in their face and yell, FIRE!, yet they are still deaf. We know that Christ, the indwelling Presence of God, is the ONLY answer, yet most reject Him.

Those with ears to hear and eyes to see, embrace our presence, because they are also Chosen Ones, from the foundation of the world to believe on Christ.

My message is simple. Don’t look outside of Christ in you for any hope. The church can’t save you, the government can’t save you, the doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs can’t save you. Your salvation comes from Christ alone, and He lives within you. Get your heart pure before Him, so you can hear when He speaks. If you have any “sin” in your heart, you can’t hear Him, so examine yourself to see if there be any wicked way in you. Ask of Him and He will show you what you need to deal with.
Isa 59:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. KJV

I have no doubt that God hears and knows all that is happening, since nothing exists are can exist outside of Him, and He is everywhere. We need pure hearts to hear the voice of God for all things that pertain to our lives.

He spoke to me recently and said “Believe Me for the multiplication of resources”. I immediately thought of Jesus feeding the throngs of people with just a few loaves and fishes. God knows His own, and has already made provision for them. All we need do is to trust Him, even when we can see no direction out. He is the solution. He makes everything out of nothing.
The forces of darkness gather with their sinister plans for the enslavement of mankind, and the elimination of everything that God stands for. It is truly a spiritual battle. The battle belongs to the LORD. He is our Momma Hen, and we are His baby chicks. I encourage each and every one of us to abide there, under the “shadow of His wings”. He tells us to dwell in the secret place of the Most High. (Psalm 91). He will also “make a road in the wilderness and streams in the desert. To know Him is to love Him.


1 comment:

  1. I had started to back slide in my ways but not my faith and i feel this is why the Lord has lead me to your Blog.
    this is my view of you Patrick.
    this profile i have come up with by listening to your heart which you so boldly out into words.
    you PATRICK with out a doubt in my mind Love the Lord as much as i do.
    i didnt think it was possible to find another
    who had the same true feelings that i do for him.
    I shed actual tears at the thought of his end days and how he suffered for us.
    It doesnt even help that there was a reason for it - i still find his suffering unbearable.
    it does leave one feeling unworthy of all he has done for us.
    YOU feel at times the need to cry out because
    Satan has been trying his best to cause you doubt and has even had his Legions attack your health.
    But your recognize this and that is the first step in winning this war.
    the next time you are tested by Satan or just something natural does not go your way.
    do not ask why.
    what can you do to change this around.
    what lesson can you get from it.
    what can you learn that will help others in the future.