He calls for repentance !
This message is NOT about the grace of God that saves us, it’s about the grace that should be allowed to change us.
The Lord spoke to me about the fact that most Christians resist the hand of God to change and transform them into the likeness and image of Christ because people are living in a religious comfort zone fast asleep.
Imagine how ridiculous it would be when a new born baby refuse to eat the proper food daily and resist to be nurtured, schooled, equipped and trained, even disciplined to become a successful adult in life. Imagine a baby wants to stay in baby form for the rest of it’s life.
Sounds silly or stupid?
Well this exactly becomes the reality in our spiritual lives and journey into mature manifest sonship if we stubbornly persist in the rebellion of our carnal fleshly nature.
The same grace which saved us must also be allowed to change us until we reflect the likeness and image of Christ, which is to the praise, the honor and the glory of our heavenly Father according Philippians 2 and 3 and because God ordained to bring forth a massive harvest through the life of each of us.
God’s kingdom develops in each of His born-again children as we wilfully nurture our personal intimate relationships with Him and as we allow Him to cultivate the seeds of truth in our hearts until we become His glorious beautiful garden, habitation, dwelling and resting place – Isaiah 51.
Grace is not something that you abuse and only talk about. It’s the power of Almighty God through the transforming work of the Spirit of holiness being wrought into the repentant pursuer of the God who defeated hell death and the grave on the cross of His victory.
He called us to grow up in Him till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body to the edifying of itself in love.
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But you have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4.
Satan loves it when we stay complacent and sleep our spiritual lives away because then we pose no threat to him.
Have we forgotten that we are an invading Kingdom of majestic victory and divine power and that we don’t have to stay imprisoned in the foolishness of our own stubborn ways.
Does not Yeshua Jesus the Christ declare His ministry of restoration, deliverance, transformation and freedom in Isaiah 61:
1 The Lord GOD’s Spirit is on Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the humble. He has sent Me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to those who are bound,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified. (See Psalm 1)
4 They will rebuild the old ruins. They will raise up the former devastated places. They will repair the ruined cities that have been devastated for many generations.
5 Strangers will stand and feed your flocks. Foreigners will work your fields and your vineyards.
6 But you will be called the LORD’s priests. Men will call you the servants of our God. You will eat the wealth of the nations. You will boast in their glory.
7 Instead of your shame you will have double. Instead of dishonor, they will rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they will possess double. Everlasting joy will be to them.
8 “For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and iniquity. I will give them their reward in truth and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 Their offspring will be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge them, that they are the offspring which the LORD has blessed.”
10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD! My soul will be joyful in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation. He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth produces its bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.
The precious Father shared with me His sacred longing heart as I was sitting with Him and He shows me how widely His holy grace is misunderstood by most of His children because many think that they are living under grace but are in actual fact frustrating His grace.
People need to understand that everything we receive from God was purchased through the ultimate sacrifice by the precious blood of Jesus.
Every act toward His children is a gracious act and everything that He desires to work into us, which is only for our own good, is fueled by the Father’s love through the grace of God which means that if Christians are self willed stubborn rebellious and wise in their own eyes then they frustrate the grace of God because His grace can only operate through His children’s humility.
In other words it’s submission through humility by which the grace of God is empowered because when we refuse to humble ourselves we make His grace of no effect and cause it to be powerless. This then what is meant in the following scripture James 4:6 Therefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble.
The Father’s desire and purpose for each of us is to bring us to glory but most resist all of the grace that is needed to get them there so they stay weak, immature and carnal. To bring us into glory means to allow ourselves to be disciplined, nurtured, matured, schooled and trained to grow up into the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Firstborn Son Jesus Christ and to then be placed in a rulership position within the kingdom as a functioning heir.
If we refuse to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and to submit ourselves to the Father’s discipline then that glorious position is forfeited AND THIS IS THE SAD REALITY OF MOST OF TODAY’S CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD who choose to live according to the standard of their own righteousness, which means they want to serve Him according to what they think is right contrary to the way revealed to us in the life of His Son – Philippians 2 and 3.
I prophesy today and declare to the body of the Lord Jesus Christ that there shall be a sudden revelation and shameful exposure between the pretenders to the throne and the true sons and daughters of God that shall walk in the power and demonstration of manifest sonship.
If you refuse to be conquered and ruled by the King of righteousness through humble obedience then you shall be exposed as one of the rebellious hypocrites that is actually ruled by the darkness of this world.
Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.
18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not.
God said to me that the moment that He SUDDENLY unveiles His true consecrated sold-out bride, He shall also lift the skirt of the harlot by which He will expose their nakedness.
Revelation 3:15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot.
16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth.
17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;’ and don’t know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;
18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich; and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.
19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.
Consider His admonishment given to us through His servant J Leland Earls during the 19th century;
The church of the Laodiceans portrays the final era of the Christian dispensation. It represents the prevailing conditions extant in the organized church world as this age draws to a close. Insipid lukewarmness is the chief characteristic. Because of this I have spewed the entire organized church out of my mouth, both Catholic and Protestant.
This does not mean I have repudiated those individuals who truly believe in me and are yet in the organized systems. But before the end comes, they must hear my call: ‘come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.’ (Rev. 18:4).
I am presented in this letter as the ‘faithful and true witness’ in contrast to the unfaithfulness and distorted witness of the Laodicean church. I am also presented as ‘the beginning of the creation of God’ because of the inception of the new thing that I will do as the Laodicean era comes to a close. I will raise up a mighty witness in the remnant that is being called out of the Babylonish church systems, and they shall manifest the power and glory of that new creation which is coming forth through my resurrection life.
Since I am the firstborn among many brethren, there shall be many who will come to that measure of maturity which will enable me to unveil them as the sons of God, giving them immortality for their physical bodies. (Rom. 8:19, 29).
Some will put on the glory of the celestial as their bodies are changed into the likeness of my glorious body (Phil .3:21); and others will manifest sonship on the terrestrial plane, having their bodies changed from corruptible to incorruptible. (I Cor. 15:40-41, 53-54).
Now notice a further characteristic of the Laodicean period. ‘Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness do not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye-salve, that you may see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.’ (Rev. 3:-1-7-19). A contributing factor to the spiritual lukewarmness of the present day church world is the prosperity which abounds in most western nations.
A feeling of smug complacency has blinded the churches to their spiritual poverty and their desperate need. Clothed with their own self-righteousness, they know not their nakedness in my sight.
Therefore I have raised up messengers to expose and rebuke the carnality, apostasy and ineptness of the spiritually destitute churches. I call for repentance! I am moving in my providence to bring chastening through adverse conditions in civil life and international affairs. Conditions will become so severe that the people of the predominantly Christian nations will either repent or perish.
It is because of my great love for those who know not their folly and the consequences thereof that I rebuke and chasten. I must awaken those who are asleep and destined for destruction. Otherwise there would be no hope.
There is a great need now for the three things which I offer. The first is gold tried in the fire. Gold is a symbol of true spiritual character, brought about by the working of my Spirit and forged in the crucible of testing experiences. I must have a people who are completely receptive to my workings in their inner being and thoroughly purged from the dross of their own ways. The second is white raiment. This is symbolic of that righteousness and purity which only I can impart.
Only those who are fully clothed with this raiment can enter into the end-time ministry of that spiritual Body which I am raising up. The third is eye-salve to anoint thine eyes. Only the revelation of my Spirit can cause you to see the mighty truths which I would have you know in this hour. Since I counsel you to ‘buy’ of me, there is a price which must be paid.
The price is simply the willingness to let me have your life to do with it as I please. Only as there is complete yielding and obedience, can I be the means of bringing forth in your life pure gold, impart to you white raiment, and anoint your eyes to see my truth. ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.’ (Rev. 3:20).
My people, I long to have that intimate communion with you which is described in these words. But so few want to invite me in to take complete control of their lives. This is the day that I am offering to make myself real to a people as never before in history.
Will you not open your heart and let me have my way in you? I am ready to show myself strong on your behalf.
No other generation has had as great an opportunity as I am offering to you in this hour. I stand at the door and knock; the choice is yours.