This natural and spiritual comprehension has arisen in my heart, concering God’s people.
For the redemption ground of our faith, has been overtaken by this unholy and worldly control of a false childlikeness, where people are happy to be conditioned into a lifestyle of following orders and doing what others say, or contesting for their own rights.
This pervasive order of this world’s system among God’s people has courted and captivated many people’s affections based upon each one’s need for companionship, family relations, comfort, security and honour.
Conversely, this Psalm 127, TPT, may redirect that source of security and comfort.
If God’s grace doesn’t help the builders,
they will labor in vain to build a house.
If God’s mercy doesn’t protect the city,
all the sentries will circle it in vain.
It really is senseless to work so hard
from early morning till late at night,
toiling to make a living for fear of not having enough.
God can provide for his lovers even while they sleep!
Children are God’s love-gift; they are heaven’s generous reward.
Children born to a young couple will one day rise to protect
and provide for their parents.
Happy will be the couple who has many of them!
A household full of children will not bring shame on your name
but victory when you face your enemies,
for your offspring will have influence and honor
to prevail on your behalf!
Our redemption is not by chance!
For the Lord has said: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you as a prophetic community: kings, priests and a holy nation: to the nations” ~Jeremiah 1:5 cp. 1 Peter 2:9.
But the adversary and accuser of My people has captivated your affections by his use of celestial laws which are conscience-driven demands based upon worldly desires for comfort, security, companionship and even family honour and support.
For where you’ve come to think that you lack these things, says your God, I-Have made this way of My promises to you of a secure and hopeful future ~Jeremiah 29:11-12, based upon the ways that I-Have cut covenant with you ~Genesis 15:12 & 17-18 cp. Isaiah 51:1-2.
My rest is your perfection, your beauty, your security and your comfort, even your stronghold of confidence for your hope of any honour and support in life. Keep your hopes up in Me, says the Lord, for your faith is precious and honourable to Me:
“For those of us who believe, faith activates the promise and we experience the realm of confident rest!
“Now if this promise of “rest” was fulfilled when Joshua brought the people into the land, God wouldn’t have spoken later of another “rest” yet to come.
“So we conclude that there is still a full and complete “rest” waiting for believers to experience. As we enter into God’s faith-rest-Life, we cease from our own works, just as God celebrates his finished works and rests in them.
“So then we must give our all and be eager to experience this faith-rest-Life, so that no one falls short by following the same pattern of doubt and unbelief (as the Israelites did when they followed but complained against Moses’ lead)
~Hebrews 4:3 & 8-11, TPT.
For, in many churches and among My people’s communities, social settings, work and cultural settings, it is as though you’ve been merely gleening in My harvest field but not participating in the fullness of the harvest’s reaping. “Ruth!”, “Your Boaz is near”.
I-Am your kinsman-redeemer, says Christ, and the comfort, security, companionship and even the family honour and support that you so earnestly desire, is in My courts, among My people and provided for you by Me as your faith activates My promises and you experience the realm of My confident rest!
This new conscience I-Am giving you, will cause you to be no longer enticed by the seductions of this world to the point of your falling into sin. For, as your faith activates My promises for your comfort, security, companionship, family honour and support; you will realize that: these I-Have for you.
Also, the affrontment of your conscience by the demands of others for your obedience to their will, I-Am cleansing from you. For I-Am the compassionate, longsuffering, merciful, forgiving and renewing, restoring King of your kingdom now, no others!
Look to Me alone in your loneliness and you will see clearly the path and conduct your are to take with others.
There are those who would offer you hope on an exclusively natural level, by pointing out “the way it’s always been done” and even recommending the conformity to subtle standards and practices of so-called faith in Me that’s no faith at all, like recommending that you practice your faith in the way that these others have practiced theirs, but this is the enemy’s trickery, for you have your own faith and it cannot be expanded and made effective this way, but only in My way.
The purity of My way is found in the way that I-Purify your motives. Beware of mirrors! For this is a distortion of My way with you, and for you, for the image is reversed. Many church practices and religious practices have been so well kept that they have become mirrors, but such church leaderships and church people have “got the cart before the horse”.
For haven’t I said: ” As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on Me, he also will live because of me”? ~John 6:57.
Your becoming like Me, is formed and fashioned by the way that I’ve sent you, whether as a mother or father, daughter or son, one of My body’s convenors and leaders, or as one of My body’s shepherds or learners, you will learn to be, and come to be like Me as you follow faithfully in the calling with which I-Have called you and sent you.
Seek out My calling and let your focus among men be fixed upon My calling alone, for not only have I-Known you but I-Am calling you and you are hearing My voice.
There is a concealment of a false plot and ploy at this place of your calling and sending by Me. But the anger it invokes, is not My will for you.
For the temptation for you to believe that you have none or little authority among men, stems from that mirror image of your desire for carnal comfort – friendships, family relations, honour among My people etc. – that’s promoted by other’s demands of your faith, which is not faith at all. It’s not faith in Me, but faith in, and subservience to men.
Your faith is Mine! I-Have claimed it ~Hebrews 10:36-39, and only I-Can operate it through your belief in My word ~Romans 10:9-11 cp. v17.
Therefore, please make your decision today to surrender to Me, for your presumptuous ways of mirror-image fatalism and courting the affections of others through your judgments of how their faith should operate, is burning My soul’s passions against you otherwise, and will result in your ostracization from My kindgom’s graces if you continue in these ways.
Your stopage is due to these things. Change your mind about how I’ve called you, how to conduct your advice to others and therefore how I-Have sent you to serve Me alone and not the interests of your own kingdom-building.
Albeit, My love will never leave you, but the taking away of My comforts and gracious way that you’ve otherwise known will teach you, until you change your mind about who I-Am in My sending of you.
The power of my shed-blood will never lose its power, so that My cleansing of your conscience in order that you may find the Way that I’ve sent you for your true and pure conduct among people, you will know, so long as you keep on ‘peering into the heart of My forgiveness’ and seeking My counsel.
My sheep hear My voice and they follow, who? They follow Me.
Above all, let Me be your companion in life, for I-Cherish your faith in Me.
As you centre your faith on your calling in Me, and your sending by Me, you will find your provision.