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The Feast of Tabernacles
10/13/11 MEETING: Grapeland TX
BT – Give thanks for all that you have. Everything exists through Me. I AM here for you. I have a plan and I have a way. Walk close to Me. Do not be distracted by worldly thoughts. Train your mind in My ways. Focus, focus, focus. Call on Me.
CT- Relationship; battlefield. Satan tries to get into my relationships with My children. Orchestrate the battle answer to Him
10/23/11 MEETING: Grapeland TX
BT – I AM the Lord your God. I will have it My way. All the Earth will know that I AM God. Heed My call lest you suffer. My way is plain and straight. Rebuke the enemy and his ways. They lead to suffering and death. Focus your mind on Me and My ways. Do not concern yourselves with the ways of this world for it is dying. Your mind wonders; reign it in. My plan is victory. There is no other way. I AM the way.
CT- This is no cult of personality. This is relationship. This is coming together; a joining and a union. History precludes (close; to make impossible by necessary consequence; rule out in advance) embrace. Time must be put into any relationship for it to be successful. Spend time with me. Time, time and more time. (With this I felt He was saying Man’s history rules out or makes embrace impossible without putting time into our relationship. Otherwise it will not be successful) You have been separated out to help get rid of distractions. Remember the verse that states “I am a jealous God.” Spend time with me both individually and corporately. This is how you will get to know Me. This is how the relationship builds – in time spent together. Remember individually and corporately. Intimacy, intimacy, intimacy. Work on your, you and me, time. Talking, praying, and loving (I felt like this is a truth for everyone)
Following After His Ways
The Lord has been talking to us a lot lately about following after His ways. He advised us not to become distracted by things of the world. He even reminded us that He has been separating us out to help us get rid of all the distractions. He told us to Focus your mind on Me and My ways. I believe all of this relates to becoming the spotless bride.
He has been sharing this message with others as well. These are some words He gave Darius P. on 10/24/11 You must overcome the enemy I have already made the way for you. Knowledge causes light to shine in dark places, be full of light, I AM the light. Know I chose you, I make you to be who the enemy says you can't be. The Lord assured us that He has a plan and He has a way. Therefore, this lesson is about His way and following after it.
Walk Close to Me
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
The Lord helps us understand these verses from this on the THH website: http://www.takehisheart.com/narrowway.htm
From THH: God is telling us that His way is "strait and narrow" and few will find it! God cannot lie so this needs to be taken very seriously. God had said I would be "surprised" at how narrow the way is.
And He also revealed this to THH concerning brideship.
This brings us to the subject of the narrow way involved in coming into the marriage of the Lamb as a spotless Bride. Again, I have been surprised by the narrowness of the way involved here, but it makes perfect sense when you consider the Holiness of Jesus. Should He have anything less than a Bride without spot or wrinkle? (Eph. 5:27) This refers to individuals as well as the corporate Body of Christ.
I believe the Lord was reminding us of our goal of brideship when He gave us these words. I have a plan and I have a way. Walk close to Me. I think the Lord was painting a mental picture for us. I think it is a picture of unity and relationship; this is important in relationship to seeking after brideship because we must know the Lord in order to know His way.
Walking close to Him is a picture of unity because He is asking us to walk as He walks, united, in unison with Him.
1 Peter 2:21-24
For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth”; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
1 John 2:3-6 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
1 John 3:24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
Our unity with Him will be well on the way to being complete when we walk as He walked. However, there is another element to this equation of walking close to Him that I believe He is teaching us about here and this second element is equally important. It is the element of relationship; or to make it clearer, this is where our heart comes into it.
1 John 4:12-19 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.
John 14:23-24 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
I believe from both these passages you can see the elements of unity and relationship that are involved in our walking closer to the Lord. The Lord is encouraging us to Walk close to Him because He understands the importance of maintaining our focus on Him. In fact He declared this three times when He said, Train your mind in My ways. Focus, focus, focus.
The Lord also teaches about maintaining your focus, relationship, unity and moving with Him through a vision He gave to Roy. This is discussed on the THH website at http://www.takehisheart.com/throughthefirecommanderinchief.htm
Tried as Gold:
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
In a vision I saw golden people standing on the narrow path as a corporate unit. They were focused on the Lord. God put us through a simple exercise to give a picture of a corporate body fitly joined together as a unit, moving at the Lord's military command for His purposes. It's not about our purposes; it is about His purposes.
I was given this scene on 10-15-2005. In the scene I was reading scripture. I was telling the people what to do from the scripture and seeing what they were to do at the same time. I saw people on the golden path. Up to this point I had always seen the Golden path extended way up ahead. This was a section of the path and it represents a corporate meeting time. These people were doing nothing but standing, waiting, focusing on Jesus, who was moving, represented by the white in the middle. (The next three pictures reveal the sequence.)
I saw the golden people (skin and clothes), refined as gold, turn in unison to take a step up the narrow path with the Lord.
As soon as they started to take a step corporately, they were instantly absorbed into Jesus!
With a great flash of light they became one with the Lord!
They were now moving with Jesus as a corporate body!
Do Not Be Distracted
The Lord told us to not be distracted. So with that in mind think about this, when we focus on something we are making it the center of our attention; we are concentrating on that one thing whatever it may be. We are not being distracted because all of our attention is centered on it. This is the type of relationship the Lord wants for us. He does not want “worldly” distractions to remove Him from our focus. He warned us with these words: Rebuke the enemy and his ways. They lead to suffering and death. Focus your mind on Me and My ways. And He warned us again with these words that He gave to Darius P.: You must overcome the enemy I have already made the way for you. You can see here that the message is the same: do not allow yourself to be distracted from His Way.
If we want to walk close to the Lord we can not allow distractions because they are from the enemy. The Lord warned us of Satan’s attempts to distract us when He gave us these words: Relationship; battlefield. Satan tries to get into my relationships with My children. And from His word, Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Keeping the Lord close helps us stand against distractions.
Spend Time with Me
This lesson is about The Lord’s way. Thus far we have talked about walking close to the Lord and not allowing distractions to disrupt our focus. I think the next point the Lord made in the words above came when He said, Work on your, you and me, time.
I believe you can see how He is tying relationship and time together with those words. He goes on to explain why time is important when He added: This is relationship. This is coming together; a joining and a union. History precludes (close; to make impossible by necessary consequence; rule out in advance) embrace. Time must be put into any relationship for it to be successful. Spend time with me. Time, time and more time.
With these remarks I felt He was saying Man’s history rules out or makes embrace impossible without putting time into our relationship. Otherwise it will not be successful. This is pretty much true of any relationship isn’t it? And here is a truth, The more we value a relationship the more time we are going to put into it.
And from the Oct 31st Yes! My Word, the Scriptures. Read them, study them; store them in your hearts, use them as you use a lamp to guide your footsteps. But remember, My children, My Word is more even than that. It is the Voice that speaks to your hearts, that inner consciousness that tells of Me. It is the Voice that speaks to you intimately, personally, in this sacred evening time. It is even more than that. It is I your Lord and Friend. “And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us.” Truly a lamp to your feet, and a light to your path.
We do not have forever, tomorrow isn’t promised, time is important we need to spend it wisely because as it says in Romans 13:11-14 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
We will never understand His Way and His Plan if we do not develop a relationship through time spent with Him. He has done His part now we need to do our part. He is telling us, I AM here for you. I have a plan and I have a way. Walk close to Me.
His Way is Plain and Straight
And the Lord said, I AM the Lord your God. I will have it My way. All the Earth will know that I AM God. Heed My call lest you suffer. My way is plain and straight. But this is not the first time Jesus told us it would be plain and straight.
He said this in John 16: 25-27 “These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray to the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.
And He also spoke of making it plain and clear on the THH website http://www.takehisheart.com/informationthh.htm when He said this,
God kept saying, "I chose you," over and over to us down through the years because we really weren't getting it. Has He chosen you to do something special as an individual or as a body of believers?
Again, I am not revealing all these things to bring attention to us but to bring attention to what God is doing. God has chosen people for certain tasks all through the Bible. He still does this because He hasn't changed, and He needs obedient people on the earth to be a part of His end time plan.
This site was started years ago. God continued giving me articles to put out, one by one, each being a picture of something to which God had given revelation. God would show me things on individual pages He wanted changed, so He was involved in a way most people don't realize. I didn't know it but God was building a mural, a picture, and it has to do with the mural vision (given earlier) where the Lord put His hand over mine to reveal the real picture underneath. This also coincides with the Lord telling me, "I have written this information through your hand so a twelve year old could understand it, if they want to." The emphasis was on, "if they want to."
Did you notice these words not only talked about speaking plainly so that a twelve year old could understand it but they also reveal a good deal about the guiding type of relationship the Lord wants to have with each one of us. Just as He said, Train your mind in My ways. I would now like to close with these words the Lord gave us because I think they sum it all up pretty well. You have been separated out to help get rid of distractions. Remember the verse that states “I am a jealous God.” Spend time with me both individually and corporately. This is how you will get to know Me. This is how the relationship builds – in time spent together. Remember individually and corporately. Intimacy, intimacy, intimacy. Work on your, you and me, time. Talking, praying, and loving (I felt like this is a truth for everyone)
May The Lord Bless and Keep You All,
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