Hello Dear Saints,
If you’re like me, you have been going through shakings and trials of your faith lately. As a response to many of God’s people who are perplexed at what’s going on, the Lord gave my pastor and dear friend a word of encouragement and enlightenment regarding the shakings that many of us are going through right now. I pray that this word encourages you as it did me.
Word from the Lord:
“I come to you My people, the people of My very heart, with words to help you, for I love you with an everlasting love. I have looked down onto you and have seen many of you wrestling with things that you didn’t wrestle with before. I see the discouragement. I see the confusion. I see the disappointment.
As I look at you, many have wondered ‘why’ they are going through the things that they are, why are things not seeming to get any better, why does my life seem to pale in comparison to what I see in others, why, why, why? My people, do you not see what is happening? Do you not understand what you are going through? How is it that you grasp not My words of life that would free you?
For I have warned you many, many times over the past many months that the shaking would come. I have told you so you could prepare yourselves to go through this time. Somehow many of you do not seem to hear what I have been saying, for many of you have taken My words regarding ‘shaking’ and interpreted them to mean a shaking according to you own understanding, not realizing that the shaking that is coming is something that you have never known. For even in what you are seeing and feeling now, this is not received as what I said it would be, for many of you have not run with My words and truly applied them to your lives, that you might stand strong through this time, in Me.
The shaking has begun My people and with this shaking there will be times of good things! It is not just a time of refining, for it is a time for My people to become more like Me. Do you not see that as these things come upon you, they are only come to help you in your walk with Me? Have you forgotten that you must keep your face set on Me? For many of you do not realize that the things going on in your lives have distracted you from what really matters. For just like the precious song does say, ‘As you turn your eyes upon Me and look into My wonderful face, the things you are seeing on Earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of My glory and grace.’ Then all will be well in Me.
I need you all to see this, for as long as you will let the things that are happening in your life deter your faith, you will not be able to seek Me on the level that I desire for you to be.
Remember the saints of old. They stood strong in My promises, not having even received the promises, but having seen them afar off, they were persuaded of them and embraced them unto death. I have given unto you exceeding precious promises, that by them you may partake of the divine nature. How is it that you are letting such simple and benign things affect your walk with Me? I have commanded you to stand fast in the LIBERTY in which Christ has made you free. This is where you are supposed to dwell! You are not to be entangled with any yoke of bondage. That is not My desire for you! No, My desire is for you to stand strong in your Lord and in the power of His might!
Remember, you can only have one Lord and Master. No man can serve two masters! I need you to see that as the shaking continues, recognize that I am shaking everything that can be shaken, not just in the world, but even more so in My people, for I am bringing you to the place that you will be able to withstand the trials ahead. You must free yourselves from the attachments that are gripping you and deterring you from standing strong in your faith in Me, for this is necessary for your victory in Me.
I need My people to keep their eyes fixed on what I am doing and not be moved by what they see happening in their personal lives or around them. I need you to trust in Me with all your heart so you will not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, you are to acknowledge Me so I can direct your paths. This is difficult for you when the things on Earth seem stronger to you than the things of Heaven!
My people cannot gauge their lives according to the natural senses. My people must gauge their lives only according to what I have told them. Take hold of My commandments and walk with Me. Know that I will never leave you nor forsake you. You must never forget that I will also never fail you.
My people, I need you to truly enter into My rest. This is something that must be done all the time. Not once a month, not once a week, not once a day, not even once an hour. No, no, no, you must enter into My rest always. You must stay there every minute and every second. For if you do not do this, the enemy will attempt to distract you with the things that surround you and get your eyes looking onto that which is temporal. Instead of maintaining your fix onto that which is eternal.
I truly love you, My people, and desire good things in your lives. Do not fear. There are good things ahead for you. You just keep looking unto Me and not to the world. You will not be disappointed,” says the Lord.
Author: Kevin Barrett
Kevin Barrett came to the Lord in 1992 and then spent many years going from church to church seeking “the real,” but was not able to find it. The Lord drew him to Himself to be taught outside of the churches in his own personal wilderness. During that time, the Lord gave Kevin a burden for His people who are not prepared for the things soon coming upon the earth. For over a year, the words “Woe unto those who are at ease in Zion” kept ringing in Kevin’s spirit. In July 2011, the Lord began giving him warnings for His people to shake them awake so that they would prepare themselves spiritually for the days ahead and enter His spiritual ark of rest. In response to that charge, he started posting the messages God gave him on his blog, called Hear His Heart.
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