The following is part two of a message I received from The Lord on May 19, 2021. See part one.
“There will be many martyrs for the faith. Be prepared, you could be one! Don’t be afraid to be a martyr. I will be with you like I was for Stephen. He saw Me standing to welcome him. I will welcome you as you are martyred, if you are called to be one. Only certain ones are called (to be a martyr), the ones I know won’t deny Me. They are a witness to the unbelievers around them. I know who will stand for Me, even in the face of death and torture.
If you are not a martyr, it doesn’t mean I doubted you, I just have something different for you. Don’t be jealous for another’s reward! Don’t covet another’s crown! Only the faithful who come by the narrow way will be with Me, and get the Great Rewards. So if you go through the narrow gate you will have your own reward.
The martyrs are just certain ones I have called to shed their blood and to bear in their bodies My torture and death. I don’t mean they will be crucified, although some are (going to be crucified). Many were burned at the stake during Reformation. There’s a certain type of person that would go to the stake for Me.
Martyrs are humble, they know they can’t bear it alone, they know they’re not tough enough. But being tough in the body doesn’t matter. It’s being tough enough in the spirit to stand up for Me.
Don’t worry over the pain if you are called to be a martyr, I won’t leave you alone in that time. My Presence covers you as I welcome you into My Kingdom. My Presence overshadows you so you are separated from your body to avoid most of the pain until the time you die, then My Presence completely covers you. So don’t worry about the pain. I will be there for you, if you are to be a martyr.
You see the martyrs in Revelation, their blood spilled and crying, “How long, Lord?” They wait until all the martyrs complete their tasks. They love not their lives unto death. If you are not to be a martyr, don’t wish to be one! It’s not your calling. The ones who are called will know it. Some know it now, they just don’t know “when.” They know they are called to stand up for Me and die, or deny Me and live. They will not deny Me.
Don’t wish to be one, many are called for many roles. All must fulfill their part in My Body. Some are hands, some are feet, some are My scars (martyrs). The martyrs aren’t all just waiting for one moment, they study to show themselves approved. They seek Me. They may do exploits of Acts before they are killed, just like My Apostles.
Others who do miracles and preach My Kingdom may be taken out of the world, some other way. Some may be here until I return. Seek Me for your place in My Body and do your best to fulfill that place. I will help you. You do your part, I will do the rest.
All have their part to play, and all parts are to advance My Kingdom. Be light in the darkness, a city on a hill. This world is not your home, stop loving it! It’s all temporary. T.V. shows are temporary. Books, whatever you use to fill your time rather than be with Me, you must put down.
Be ready in season and out. Pray without ceasing. You can listen to Praise while you read instructive books, just don’t let them be more important than Me! You can listen to preaching and teaching or Word or praise while you run or workout, but don’t make running or working out greater than Me. These things are sneaky the way they worm their way into your heart. Then you love them more than you love Me. That’s an idol. Anything you do rather than something is of Me, is an idol.
Saturate yourself in Me! You’re going to need it! You’re going to need Me, you’re going to need to hear Me, when I say to go and when I say stay. But you don’t get that (hearing Him) with just a casual bump into Me. When it’s “prayer time” or “church time”. Pray without ceasing means as you’re working, many times throughout the day, all day. In season and out means you’re in prayer at the drop of a hat – you can pray and be instantly before My Throne, and that takes practice.
When I want you to pray, you must pray. I want you to pray, all day! Not once or twice, but all day, under your breath – you don’t have to shout it out at work. Pray for your coworkers, your boss, anyone you come in contact with. Pray in the Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 12
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
2 Timothy 4:2
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Author: Julia Arndt
Julia Arndt lives with a dog, named Cookie. She spent the 44 years of her life Northeast Oklahoma. In November of 2020, God moved Julia to Arkansas. He told her to resign her federal job in May of 2021, and has since moved her to Dallas, TX.
She enjoys her God-given abilities for art and writing. She also enjoys running and crochet.