This is a Time When I Am Taking You Higher and Deeper

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Like many in the Body, I have been seeking God for specific direction since last year. I have been wanting to know why it has seemed that He has been resisting some of my own pursuits to find a new job and to go after some new things in life for the new year.

I have been in a season of care taking for my mother and have worked the past several years in pet care. Financially, it has put it me in a very difficult position with a sizable amount of debt. I have a lot of pressure to make things work and I have been frustrated with God as I have not received the type of help and assistance I have been wanting from Him. It is in this place and heart posture of frustration, whining and complaining that the Lord spoke to me earlier today.

This is what He said.

“Things are going to get really difficult soon. I need you to stay close to Me so that when these things happen, you are not afraid and I can use you to help others. Take this time as a gift, a gift I have given you to prepare and to be with Me.

I Am with you but your confidence in Me will grow as you rest and give yourself over to our quiet times alone together. Wait upon Me and I will help you bridle your soul and flesh.

This is a time when I Am taking you higher and deeper. This means there will be change. Do not resist it, but rather embrace it, knowing what I have told you is coming. You will be glad you spent your time in this place with Me while others are treating life as normal.

It is not My will that any should perish, but what most fail nor want to see, is that they have a choice. I draw and I intervene, but ultimately people must not only choose Me, but in this hour they must allow Me to prepare them. I cannot force them.

So My son, be wise and know what I have spoken all these years is now at hand. Do not be afraid, but be sober and obedient to My leading. Spend your time as Paul did. He was completely about My business and counted his former life as nothing. He was My bondservant. I Am looking for those who will carry that in this hour. Counting their life as a living sacrifice.

Allow Me to show you just how much this life fails when compared to My eternal life, which is not worth trading anything for.

As things get harder some will try to hold onto their lives even tighter and fill their time with pleasure and distractions because of the great fear and suffering coming upon the land. Others will see that this life for what it is and trade their life for Mine. I Am bringing My people to the cross once again. To die to themselves so that I can fully show them that I Am their Lord and their God. I Love you and I want you to trust Me.”

Casey Toda

Author: Casey Toda

Casey Toda was radically saved by Jesus Christ over 10 years ago and his life has never been the same. His passions are to pursue the Heart of God in intimacy, worship and knowing Jesus as the Bridegroom during these end times.

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Lottie
Lottie
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March 1, 2016 10:50 am

As an elder I do not relish got ng back to those days of no air conditioning , etc etc……esp now in late 70s. But remember this u young ones 65 and lower, my generation lived this already….my grandmo lived wo tv or radio or ac . In humid SE Tx. We lived good,lives with one car, big garden, only a broom t clean th floors and made soap, etc……u will all be surprised what u will and can do to survive, thrive, and enjoy in our LORD! Move t smaller house. Get rid of unnecessaries, make a small grow bed on urmpatio n grow own beets, carrots, squash, chard. Actually a simple life is lot of fun. Esp with Jesus! And if we die, we die. Aint that bad.

Shawn
Shawn
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March 1, 2016 2:56 pm

I have been feeling a strong urge to grow my own food over the past couple years, I had been waiting to finish up some things at the house since the garden would get trampled. Recently I even had 1200 pounds of worm castings dropped off since it made them half price by the pallet and delivery was free. I was just about to schedule a last cleanup step before starting to move some plants to the ground from pots and I now find myself looking for work. There is a story behind that as well, but I can’t help but relate to the feeling that I am being prepared for something. I have been extremely drawn to “watching”. My wife and I are both struggling with direction.

Francy
Francy
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March 1, 2016 1:40 pm

Lottie,

That is an awesome attitude to have about the coming times! I have always wanted to live a simpler life, grow my own and even have my own little farm lol. God is so amazing… Perhaps that’s what He’s planning for His servants.. A simpler life with Him by our side…What more can we ask?

Francy
Francy
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March 1, 2016 1:41 pm

**grow my own food

Ross
Ross
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March 5, 2016 9:26 pm
This post is very interesting, at least for myself. there has been a stripping away of things for a lot of people. Myself to the point where I become so very angry March 1st that I had felt, heard nothing. No dreams, visions nothing but an empty plate. Last time I heard from the Lord was in June of 2015. I had a new job and thought about buying a house after a long term lease expired on Condo. I was desperate as I did not want to make a mistake as I had already been approved for mortgage. I simply asked the Lord, give me one word in a dream that I will understand so as I know of what to do buy a house or forget it. Waking the morning I was so disappointed I had heard nothing. I told my wife of what I had asked for and how upset I was because we needed to decide with a few days. She says to me… “I heard a voice just before I woke and it was but one word… “Donkey” Wow it struck me right in the heart. I did not buy a house and moved to rent a basement in my brothers house in my home town instead. In November 2015 I lost my job and then I ended up leaving the basement apartment to even smaller accommodations. I still have no job and my car died March 3rd. Living off savings I finally cracked and told the Lord I was done in and dialed out. At 56 years of age you can only take it hard. Well the feeling I got from all of this was more or less your experience Casey. A stripping away of all that is unimportant. The material world is but… Read more »
JJ
JJ
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March 1, 2016 9:11 am

Casey, thank you so much! I am going through the EXACT same situation. Been looking for jobs and can’t get any sort of breakthrough. Got student loan debt, a new car and of course, a steep payment to go with it. I just got out of prison after going through a prodigal season in my life and it’s been a struggle to get back on my feet again and trying to figure out what God is trying to do with my life. But your word from the Lord is EXACTLY what I needed to hear. And as I was looking at the news and various things this morning, I thought, well, it’s March now. And I heard these words: “Yes, and this month America will be “March-ing” towards its judgment.” It is coming soon indeed. Blessings to you Casey!

Robert
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February 29, 2016 10:55 pm

I just purposed Casey,.
to be praying,._2Cor.13:14 over you Casey,.
That,..”the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,.The Love of Abba Father,.His embrace,.and comfort of the Holy Spirit abound towards You.”!,.I pray that you walk under an open Heaven,.Full of That “New and Greater Wave of His Glory” He is releasing upon The Body of Christ in this current hour,.and resources are released,.blessings increase!
So,.Be It inThe Name,.of Jesus Christ.!_ Peace and Joy Abound,.in your life Casey! Shalom, Robert

Greek Texan
Greek Texan
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February 29, 2016 6:18 pm

Casey, your message is right in line with what I’ve been hearing from the Lord lately. Yesterday, of all the sermons at my fingertips, I picked a David Wilkerson sermon called “The Path to the Throne” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pXWjZt6-7E). The idea of making one’s life a living sacrifice featured prominently in the message. Also, about week ago, I was given the analogy of a merry-go-round. When the world starts to spin (get crazy), those who sit close to the center (are close to God) don’t feel the terrible effects of gravity (the world/judgement) like those who sit on the outsides (are far from God). Thank you for sharing!

Jess
Jess
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March 1, 2016 12:56 pm

Greek Texan, that analogy of the merry-go-round is wonderful! Thank you, I will remember it!

God bless you,
Jess

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
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February 29, 2016 4:29 pm

Casey, I spent the last year driving almost every Sunday to see my Mom that was dying of cancer. It was a difficult year missing work and driving by myself. My Mom is now with our Lord and I am waiting for the dream to see her run (she was a paraplegic). The time with your Mom is hard today but your selflessness will be blessed by God and the memories you have. In the Mighty Name of Jesus, Father, please give Casey strength and show him what he needs to do to get out of debt. Thank you and I love you Father!

RH
RH
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February 29, 2016 3:45 pm
Casey- Thank you very much for sharing in obedience. While I am preparing to find new work after a layoff, God has been “expanding and strengthening my foundation” in every area of my life, including preparing to help others in hard times. All of these words of wisdom you shared from the Lord Jesus, have encouraged me on the path He has been leading me on. Thank you again! Thirteen years ago I was in a corporate position that used all my formal education, expertise and experience, but there were too many “cooks in the kitchen” in my department. Senior management required I move into a very different field to keep working in the company. I sought a prophet’s perspective, and she said- “This is not about your career, but your ministry.” As a result of that position and a subsequent change of field to stay in the company six years later, I had expanded ministry opportunities to leaders and senior management throughout the company. When that job ended abruptly and painfully, I came to see over time, that it was because my spiritual assignment there was ended, and that His timing was perfect: He knew I needed some years to heal, get organized and prepare for the Last Hours of the End Times, to fulfill a larger destiny in Him. Casey- God will provide for you financially long-term, as you are taking care of your mother, to honor Him and love her. What comes to me is that perhaps He will open a door at the right time to additional or other work that will be needed in the time ahead. So often we think from the “practical, worldly perspective” in seeking work; and God knows it will all change, and the high paying dream job to repay debt… Read more »
Laura McDowell
Laura McDowell
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February 29, 2016 2:06 pm

Thank you, Casey. I understand. I will keep you in thoughts and prayers and believe that God will give you a way to be debt free. This is the Jubilee year. In fact I claim this for all of us in Jesus name because this is the Jubilee year. We must be thankful for this time in God’s presense. I know that for me it feels so great to just have time to talk to Jesus/God through prayer and to have the time to read Gods word and to soak in the presence of God. What a true blessing from God, Casey. God bless you and your family. May God’s healing power flow over you all in Jesus name.

Jess
Jess
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February 29, 2016 7:49 pm

That’s exactly what I’ve been praying, thanking Him for His mercy and His establishment of Jubilee Years. This is indeed the Jubilee Year and I’m claiming His mercy and blessing for all of us as well! Amen!

Robert E
Robert E
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February 29, 2016 2:00 pm

Over the years God has given me lessons about perspective – earthly vs. heavenly perspective. One related to me being out of work for a period of time where it became obvious that He wanted me in that situation. After that period He told me “During the end times the commodity that will be in shortest supply will be time (as in spare time, down time, specifically, time to spend with God). And in God’s economy the most prosperous people will have an abundance of it.” I have since encouraged many out of work or under employed people to take advantage of the prosperity of time the Lord has given them. His difficulties can be just what we need to grow and be ready for the next step He wants us to take.

will alexander
will alexander
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February 29, 2016 1:35 pm

Than you Casey As I began to read this I felt as if the Lord was speaking to me.
“He who hath ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying”
Thank you for the encouragement and direction; and confirmation of what I’ve been studying.
Today I’ve been blessed with 4hours of prayer with intermittent thoughts and relections.
I’ve been more blessed today that I’ve been in a week or two put together.

All praise and glory and honour to Jesus and His wonderful name.
Amen!!!
will alexander

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