SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS:
Do not project out to imagine what you will have to deal with in the days ahead. It is enough to take care of your responsibilities and needs for today. Hold your plans loosely with an open hand so that you can embrace change as it comes. Put your belief and trust in Me to direct your steps.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
A WORD ON DISCIPLINE
March 3, 2022
My Hiding Place
DISCIPLINE is the practice of training people to obey rules or code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience.
Heaven and earth will pass away but My Words will live forever. Stay with Me, My children. Pray to Me. Read My Word. Only I can sustain you. I am your bread of life.
Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. Repent often. Seek Me continually and I will give you of My manna to eat. Do not fear the days ahead, for much and I mean much, is on the horizon for My disobedient children, who have ignored My warnings and instead scoffed and mocked at My servants, My messengers. Great will be their demise. They don’t even know how low they have fallen, right into the enemies’ hands and they’re too prideful to change their ways. But I say, ‘pride goes before a fall’. Stay close to Me. Trust in Me and you will not be put to shame. Guard your heart. Put on your full armor.
You have been faithful with small things and it is time for a promotion as I hand out your inheritance. And who shall bring any charge against those whom the Father has chosen? May My name be forever praised! All eyes on you, My Bride. Rise up. Your garment has been prepared, sanctified, made pure by MY blood. You are perfect, you are Mine. I love you of an everlasting love, don’t you EVER forget that!
Your BrideGroom. Your Knight in Shining Armour. The Lion from the tribe of Judah.
Luke 13:24-25 Strive to enter in by the narrow door: for many, I say unto you, shall seek to enter in and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the house is risen up and hath shut to the door and ye begin to stand without and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us; and He shall answer and say to you, I know you not whence ye are.
This is a warning to those ‘believers’ who think they are on the narrow path and are not. Instead are lukewarm in their ways and will be vomited by Jesus’ mouth. They are not heeding the warnings and will be left outside the door of the Ark.
Rev. 3:16-19 So because thou art lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of My mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich and have gotten riches and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of Me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eye salve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore and REPENT.
The believers in the church of Laodicea were deceived thinking that they were rich in the wisdom and knowledge of God, but Father could see right through them and made a note of their actual state.
He saw that they were wretched meaning unhappy or miserable. No joy, no peace, no rest in the Lord. They were pitiful, feeling sorry for themselves instead of relying on Father’s strength and armouring up for battle. The poor lacked the basics. They were still needing spiritual milk; they neglected eating daily spiritual bread and drinking the water of life that is Jesus and His Word. The blind were unable to see because of their lack of discernment on spiritual matters. In our case today, the blind also cannot recognize the times and seasons we live in. The naked thought they are well dressed, well equipped and instead were exposed, bare because Father knows and sees everything.
Rev. 3:20 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.
This verse is so interesting because it tells us that our beloved Saviour is currently knocking on the door of our hearts, ready to come in and have fellowship with us. Whereas in the passage in Luke 13, it is the believers who are knocking on the Lord’s door and He refuses to open.