Study the minor prophets and I will teach you how to hear things that don’t make sense to you. For the meaning is for a future time. It will be like a parable, a story with a hidden meaning. Phrases will come and you will record them. Visions will come and you will describe them. Take notes on what you read as in a commentary. Look up words for understanding. Be as detailed as if you were explaining to another in the detail you would like to read for understanding. Pray for understanding. This will train your spirit to hear.
Some sections have historical narrative, some will have poetry, some prophetic regarding current events at the time and some will be prophetic about future events.
This will be My gift to you. A purpose for this time in your life. This will keep you focused on Me, away from the distractions of this world. Be faithful to work on this, yet balanced, not consuming time with others who are important to you.
Did you understand what I am asking now that you have started? It is for you to pray over the verses for meaning, especially the prophetic. Continue as you have started.
I will enter His courts with praise.
How would you describe the rebellion in your land? Think about My perspective. How much have I done for your country? How much have I blessed My people to use them to spread the gospel and to help the needy of the world? Sin abounds and they rejoice. My people are asleep in their selfish pursuit of comfort. Where is the voice of My Spirit being spoken? Where is My Word being lifted-up? Yes, a few, brave few speak, but who is listening? People are stirred and entertained for a short while. Then they turn back to worldly lusts.
Hosea and other prophets spoke with their lives and voice to a rebellious people, long ago corrupted by the lies of the enemy. The love of many have grown cold. Wicked and evil men are in power, oppressing the people. I allowed terrorism and now plagues. Senseless death abounds. Sexual perversion abounds. The signs are clear. Watch for more.
People longed for the Messiah to come to rescue and deliver them, but they did not recognize Him. My people long for My return, but the world is ill prepared. My grace has not ceased, and I will draw many to Myself in their suffering. There is some time, so be about My business.
This is not new to you, for I have spoken this before. You have made choices and changes to make yourself available to Me and this is good. I will cover your weaknesses and your strength will come from Me. I have given you a voice. Use it wisely.
It is not for you to know the times and the seasons. But you know what My Word says and that provides enough for now. I am watching to see how people respond to these trials. Most just want them to end without recognizing any need to change. It was My grace that caused the people of Nineveh to repent. Who will bring the warning? Who will listen?
Open your ears to hear words of life and truth. The king gave the orders and his people obeyed out of fear. You have leaders who make orders, but the people have rebellion in their hearts. You are an independent people, strong willed, using your freedom to go your own way. They have this attitude in reading My Word. They take what they like and agree with, but they live as they choose. Most don’t want to be confronted with their sinful ways. Even you in the flesh. The Spirit brings forth real life for those who obey.
There is a freedom in Christ from the demands of the sinful flesh and the penalty for sin. That freedom was paid for with a high price. There is a freedom to live fully empowered by My Spirit. There is a freedom from the burden and guilt of sin and shame. The accuser has no basis for a charge.
There will be a freedom on that day from the burden of the flesh, the limitations of the sinful flesh. O what a day! You can experience what that will be like as you say no to your sinful flesh and yes to My Spirit. Blessed is the man who has no temptations to sin. Blessed is the man who is covered by My righteousness.
Is it too much to ask for you to come before Me often? I have much a say and reveal to you. You will be blessed. People are dying in their sins and unbelief. Does this bother you, even though you don’t know them personally? Can you pray for people in other countries? Though many are coming to Me as My Spirit works, many refuse to believe in Me. Pray that their hearts will change.
Do not be surprised by the variations in the response to the virus. People are different, some cautious and others not. Fear is driving a lot of what is happening. The claims of science is misleading. Just like climate change there is bias making things political at this time. Be prudent.
You are experiencing more dreams which challenge you. It is hard to know reality in a dream. Focus on Me. Call upon Me.
Doors will open for you to share My Truth. Be patient, yet available and alert. Don’t cast these pearls before swine. Allow others to discern. Where there is life, there is a life-giver. Be a life-giver to others. I will help you.
My will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I see it done before Me. My plan is unfolding for all to see. Some rejoice and others will mourn, not because Me, but because of themselves. Lift them up before Me, even those you love. I have not stopped loving My people. I will love them to the end.
You need to talk. I will help you both. Be at peace. I put you together and I will keep you together as a testimony. Be realistic. Love overcomes.
It will be hard for those who reject Me. That decision will lead to turmoil and strife and frustration. They will blame Me for what is happening to them, but it is their own choices which put them on the path to destruction. That path may look appealing at first. But it will grow harder to travel on, with others fighting them. They will not be able to see the way back to Me. Death will seem better than living.
Pray for the lost to remove the hardness covering their hearts. Pray that the blinders the enemy has placed over their eyes will be removed. Pray that each trial they come to will make them decide again about Me. Pray that My mercy will be shown to them.
My love for you will never change. It won’t let you remain in sin without the conviction of My Spirit and comments from those who know you best. Is that ok? Sin starts in little thoughts, that come back again. The flesh likes to think about sin. Some sin breaks out in flashes like anger when pride and self don’t get their way or like lustful thoughts when an attractive girl is seen. Put to death your flesh and renew your mind with My Word. Recognize the seeds of sin and subdue them quickly. Am I being too practical?
I know you for I made you. You are a man, redeemed from the curse of the law, by the blood that paid the high price. Now receive the grace I have in abundance for those who believe in Me and love Me.
Jesus said, “If your eye sins against you, pluck it out.” As you have discovered this is not to be taken literally, but to note how serious sin is, for it brings the judgment of death, death in hell. Sin is not something to be played with. How much can I get away with? How far will My grace cover you? Did not Jesus pay for it all on the cross? While these statements are true, you must understand the whole of My Word. If hell doesn’t bring out fear, then what will? Think about your worst ugly, dangerous, fearful experience and consider that going on for eternity. Sin destroys.
Come follow Me and I will give you life. Come follow Me and you will see miracles and wonders with your eyes. Come follow Me and the kingdom of God will expand as people come to Me for salvation. What a better invitation can I make to You? I am the Author of Life and I will bring life through you to others. My Words are Life and Truth.
My Truth doesn’t change. I know what is best for My people, those who call upon My Name. As long as they remain unstained by the world, they will be fine. But the world is consuming My people as they give in to its philosophies of humanism and self.
The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. You know this verse because you speak it to others. Learn more verses so that you can share them when My Spirit gives you the opportunity. Listen to the words of life and speak them to others. Yes, now I can speak to you at other times during the day and My words can be retained. Come to Me as often as you like. I am always here for My people, day and night. My sheep know My voice.
Is My Spirit able to remind you of what I have said? Can He teach you? Is He Wisdom and Truth? He knows all Truth. When you are idle, can you pray in My Spirit? Can you intercede as I lead you? Yes, believe these words. You are limited in your mind by what you have seen and heard, but I have all knowledge. You can put more in, or you can ask Me. It’s like going to the cloud in your modern terminology, but so much more.
You don’t want to see the false knowledge of this world for it comes from man and is influenced by the god of this world. There is a battle waging for the truth, not just about worldly things, but for spiritual things. Keep your eyes on Me and you won’t be deceived. My Word is Truth and it is Life for all who love it.
All that I have is free for the asking. It can’t be earned except you must seek after it. Salvation is free to you, but it was costly to Me. Can you die to yourself, deny your flesh, say yes to Me and My Spirt? That is not easy, but the rewards are great. The rewards are out of this world. They are eternal.
You heard My voice in the bedroom. You can hear My voice wherever you are. Just pause and think of Me. Get your mind off the things of this world and on to the riches of My kingdom and all of My glory. What a beautiful sight!
Yes, you will receive so much it will amaze you. What to share is up to Me, not you. This is My gift to you. It is not something you have earned. So what is to boast about, mere man of the ground? No, you are more than a man of the ground, because I have redeemed you and raised you up to be with Me.
Much of what you will hear in the world will be lies, in part from the enemy, meant to deceive and mislead. But you can find the truth from Me. Even though My Word was written long ago, its truth is eternal. My principles for life don’t change.
Listen to what is said with an open heart. Learn what it means to be different and you can’t make that change. In some ways you can stand out for good, as an example of righteousness. Can people see that in you? Who do they see?
Yes and amen. This should be your respond to My Word. Yes to the historical narrative and amen to the truth taught by Jesus and My disciples. Obedience is better than sacrifice. It is not enough to agree only, but to do what it says and how My spirit leads you in response to My Word. These truths are basic, and I will repeat them until you accept them fully.