Jan. 2, 1999 - The Gnashing of Teeth;
In the night on Jan. 2, 1999, the Lord showed me that there is someone who has read part or all of this material and is saying, "It costs too much!" This is a person, or persons, in a position to deliver this information to others. The point is that this person believes at least some part of what the Lord has revealed in these writings but is saying it is too costly to themselves to deliver it to other people or implement it in their own lives. Because the Lord showed me this, I must share a bigger picture. There is no condemnation in this article from me, or the Lord. He simply wants you to know! He does not condemn but simply reveals truth. I am sharing the truth of what will happen to you in the hereafter if you are in this position.
The Bible does say to count the cost of what we are about to do. To count the cost correctly one must have the whole picture, not just what we see from our viewpoint in the natural!
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
When I told the Lord back in 1980 that I would do whatever He wanted me to do, I had no idea what that would entail. There was no way to know where the Lord would bring me to, or what types of things would be expected of me by Him. I have come to believe the only cost we can count when we say, "Yes" to the Lord is that decision to bear our own cross, no matter how heavy it gets to us. If we quit when it gets too heavy, then we stagnate. It may not look that way to the world but believe me the truth is still written in heaven. The real culprit is Satan. He is the one making many suggestions to our minds,"It costs too much," and, "Look at what all will happen!" Satan uses the natural for his purposes and doesn't reveal the truth of what will happen to you in the hereafter!
Gnashing of Teeth
Jesus used these words many times. I experienced the gnashing of teeth when I finally admitted how salvation occurs. Because I finally admitted the truth, I also saw the truth about all the false doctrines of men concerning the subject. When I saw both the truth and the false doctrines, I gnashed my teeth! It just happened! It wasn't something caused by God but was the result of seeing pure truth. Let's look at a picture presented by the Lord of the wedding feast.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
This man knew of the wedding and knew what it was. He wanted to be there but he wasn't dressed properly, in the wedding garment. This man was speechless (stunned) because he believed he was supposed to be there but was removed because of his acts. (The Lord didn't ask his name but went by what he was wearing because clothing represents our acts!) Then it says, "there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Because of my experiences of being in heaven and my experience of gnashing my teeth, I know that everyone at the wedding will gnash their teeth when anyone is thrown out, not just the person being thrown out. The sad thing is that those who had on the wedding garments could not do for the man being thrown out what had to be done. He had to have already done those things, symbolized by the wedding garment. No exceptions. (You get dressed before the wedding!)
This same picture is presented in the parable of the ten virgins, where the five could not give their oil to the other five that had been asleep or they wouldn't have enough to get to their destination either. Are you asleep to what God is really doing, preparing a Bride for His Son. Are you getting dressed, by your acts, for the occasion?
The parable of the sower!
Every human on earth, including you and me, is represented somewhere in the parable of the sower. In Jesus' explanation we see that those by the wayside are regular unbelievers who don't come to believe because the devil comes and takes from their hearts that which was sown.
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Because of my experiences I have learned that, as Christians, we float around in the rest of the parable depending on what we have received and rejected at each instance of getting anything from God. Sometimes we receive the word (simply the truth), or a prophecy, a correction, a guidance, or some instruction; but because ignorant Christians and the world persecute us, when we say we have heard God or because soon the cares of the world take over, we let go of what God said! Is this not part of Jesus' explanation of the parable of the sower, in Matthew?
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
People who have decided that it costs too much to implement and teach the truths they have come to believe are becometh unfruitful. You are already unfruitful! I am not condemning, nor is the Lord; it is just a fact. Think about it.
The enemy has attacked you with the cares of this world. I have given you some insight into heaven, so now you have a bigger picture, enabling you to more correctly "COUNT THE COST!" I have been truthful and blunt with you for the sake of those you can have a hand in bringing to the truth and ultimately, salvation!
It is my hope that you will reconsider those thoughts of "It costs too much." One person not making it because of the wrong use of God's tithe or any other false doctrine is too much to bear in heaven, believe me. When we get to heaven, all our excuses won't mean diddley. It is the truth that stands in heaven, no matter what that truth is!
Be strong in the Lord, for I too struggle as you do. I have spoken truth sometimes in situations and have had people rebel but later come to admit that I was right. I have spoken truth and had great results. I have disobeyed the Lord by not giving the truth and later seen very clearly the fruit of not delivering it. That is very disheartening, and truthfully, it is worse than speaking truth and having people rebel! As a matter of fact, I did just that recently and am now looking at the fruit of not doing it. The reason I didn't was the fact that I didn't want to offend someone. It was that "Wrong Kind of Love" thing again! I remember when the Lord told me, "If you love them you will tell them the truth."
We are all imperfect vessels and we have to learn obedience. Jesus learned obedience. It is my hope to become obedient all the time because the Lord has so many times shown me the results of my disobedience. What a goal for us as Christians!