Friday, April 10, 2015

“I Want My People to Make Their Election Sure” Podcast

“I Want My People to Make Their Election Sure”

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The Lord spoke to me: 
“I want My people to make their election sure, and grow into the deeper knowledge of Me. The things that I allow to occur in your life, are also opening your spiritual eyes so that you can truly see. You cannot view the things that you go through only with your natural eyes, but you must see your life through Me. You must understand that I am unfolding My plan within you, and you must also grow up into it outwardly. You must grow up fully into Me!”

“You are My Ambassadors to all men, and they must understand who I am, and they shall see Me through the process of your transformation. I want you to make your election sure. I want you to make your paths straight, and enter through My narrow gate, and walk in the Spirit with Me. I am doing a great work within you, and also without. Do not think that you shall fail Me, nor miss My purposes for your life.”

“Everything shall unfold as I have planned for you, and the least of what you shall be has not yet been fully told, so do not limit My hands by your opinions in the midst of the process, but realize that you are My Vessels of Old. I have long range plans for you, and all that I have invested into you shall surely be realized as you transform before men’s eyes. Take My yoke upon you and rest in Me. I shall bring you forth fully fashioned in this Season of My Glorious Liberty, and you shall fish for men with the higher revelation of Me.”

Scriptures the Lord gave to me:

The Law of the Spirit of Life:

Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to Me, you who follow after rightness and justice, you who seek and inquire of [and require] the Lord [claiming Him by necessity and by right]: look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the hole in the quarry from which you were dug; Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for I called him when he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many. For the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song or instrument of praise. Listen to Me [the Lord], O My people, and give ear to Me, O My nation; for a [divine] law will go forth from Me, and I will establish My justice for a light to the peoples.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.

Growing in the knowledge of Christ is a process of transformation:

2 Peter 1:May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue). By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature. For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence), And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety), And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love.

Our various trials and battles will reveal the quality of the knowledge of Christ that we possess.    (V.5-6)

These lessons perfect our faith, and produce the fruit of Christ, and the knowledge of Christ within us, as we develop His character and likeness.

Add diligence to the divine promises  -  Exercise our faith in our trials to develop…

Develop virtue, excellence
Develop knowledge
Develop self-control
Develop steadfastness
Develop patience
Develop endurance
Develop godliness
Develop brotherly affection
Develop Christian love

For as these qualities are yours and increasingly abound in you, they will keep [you] from being idle or unfruitful unto the [full personal] knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins.

Ian Clayton just said in his April newsletter: "Your character is not really revealed when things get tough. Your nature is. Your character gets revealed when you are given to much and your response in the midst of that. It's our character that God wants to develop in us, and our nature that He wants to mature. Our nature is connected to our thoughts and our character is connected to our intentions.

Make your election sure:

10 Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall. 11 Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 12 So I intend always to remind you about these things, although indeed you know them and are firm in the truth that [you] now [hold].

Make Straight Paths:

Proverbs 3:Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

Luke 3:As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, The voice of one crying in the wilderness [shouting in the desert]: Prepare the way of the Lord, make His beaten paths straight. Every valley and ravine shall be filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be leveled; and the crooked places shall be made straight, and the rough roads shall be made smooth;

Hebrews 12:12 So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees, 13 And cut through and make firm and plain and smooth, straight paths for your feet [yes, make them safe and upright and happy paths that go in the right direction], so that the lame and halting [limbs] may not be put out of joint, but rather may be cured.

Narrow Gate:

Matthew 7:13 Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. 14 But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.

Entering His Rest:

Hebrews 3:18 And to whom did He swear that they should not enter His rest, but to those who disobeyed [who had not listened to His word and who refused to be compliant or be persuaded]? 19 So we see that they were not able to enter [into His rest], because of their unwillingness to adhere to and trust in and rely on God [unbelief had shut them out].

Hebrews 4:1 Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it. For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe). For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.

Taking His Yoke:

Matthew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. 30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

-        Susan O’Marra   

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