The Seeds of Betrayal

Many, many sincere Christians will inevitably betray the Lord in this hour. How could such a thing be? It comes to pass because of the realm in which Christianity dwells. No, there will not be Christians denying the man Jesus; but they will deny the Word. We must know the Lord in the realm in which He is being revealed. If we don’t, we become those who ultimately betray His current manifestation. The predominately soul realm of the church age is passing away. The realm of Judas is the realm of soul. Continue reading

His Mighty Ones

Joel 3:
9 ¶  Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!
10  Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, “I am a mighty man.”
11  Hasten and come, all you surrounding nations, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones.

“Let the weak say, ‘”I am a mighty man.’” We are made weak for the purposes of God. The strength we have when we begin to serve God comes from the energies of our soul/flesh nature. Some may come full of zeal, hard charging fire pissers, ready to take the Kingdom. Some may come reluctantly, seemingly with no zeal at all. It makes no difference. All that we are in our soul/flesh nature must give way to His divine strength in us. This comes about through one dealing after another. Those who come with natural strength He tears down.  Those who come fearful He builds up, but no one escapes the fire that produces the warriors of the Kingdom. Whether we come strong and zealous, or weak and timid, it’s the same flesh nature and God will have none of it. He will reproduce His own nature in us, and then we will be ready to walk as the Army of the Lord.

We must perceive that all the difficult circumstances of our lives are ordered to drive us deeper into Him. Jer. 12:5 says, “If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?” In the day of battle to which we have come, only those who are strong in the Lord will stand. It’s that strength of spirit that comes from being forced into appropriating more of Him that will sustain us. Daniel 11:32 says its those who know their God that will be strong and do exploits. God is creating us to be fighters. His dealings make us understand that if we don’t lay hold of more of Him we will fall by the wayside. We are forced into fighting for our lives. But really, it’s fighting for His life in us. That life will surely come as we stand on His word and believe it with all our hearts. He is making us strong for Himself (Ps. 80). Continue reading