Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Watch, Pray and Listen

We know that in these last days we should all be watching, and praying:

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.

Luke 21:36

Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about
to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.

In addition to watching and praying, we need to be listening for the Lord's voice:

Rev 2:7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it

And the Lord says the same thing to all the churches....

Why is it so important to hear what the Spirit is saying today? As events in the world become more extreme, it will become more important for us to hear the Lord's voice. He is the commander, we are His servants. When He gives a command, we need to hear and obey instantly.

I have been asking the Lord why it is He did not place more end time detail in His Word for us. His answer was something to the effect that we need to listen to the Spirit's voice for the million and one different details necessary for the infinitely different things we each need to do-as individuals. What I need to do, when I need to do it, where I need to go, and when I need to go there are going to be completely different for me than it will be for you. Details were left out to make us completely dependent on our relationship with the Lord for everything we really need in our day to day lives.

No hearing the Spirit's voice means we are completely lost and adrift in this world. The Lord speaks to us in a small, still, quiet voice so if we want to hear Him we need to adjust ourselves, quiet ourselves, seek Him, persist in inquiring of Him etc. The end result is a strong relationship based completely on seeking the Lord.

This requires patience, faith and trust. The Lord speaks to us in many different ways at many different times. His sheep know His voice. We must be able to discern the Lord's voice from all the background noise in this world.

This fall it appears that more earth destruction is coming. I have written to you about the incoming comets as one example of what I see coming. It should not be a surprise that this fall severe earth changes might take place, look around you right now! If this fall is only an extension of what has been happening since Jan 1, 2011 then this world is in for a beating.

The Lord could come back for us today or He may tarry for years. It is for us to have great endurance and patience to watch and wait and listen until He does come for us.

These are the thoughts this writer believes the Lord has impressed upon him over the past few days. Keep the faith, grace and peace.