This is NOT, a dress rehearsal…the play has already started and we are supposed to be ready. We are supposed to be in the play not just spectators. But we’ve lost our script…we don’t know our lines and it’s time for us to go on stage…
The battle is raging and our weapons are rusty, broken and we can’t find half of them. How in the world do we expect to fight in the war like that?
The cloud of witnesses is cheering for us, but we’re running with our tails between our legs in the opposite direction.
I’m talking to the Mighty Warriors of God…or should I say the terrified, petrified, full of fear and doubt, wimpy children of God… do you even know who your God is?
It’s Exhortation time…it’s time for a spanking…
When and if, you pray, are you praying hoping God will hear you? Or are you praying like your pants are on fire and you know in whom you are praying too!!
God hasn’t changed. God hasn’t moved. God is still the God of I Can and I Will!
But he’s not going to answer unbelief. He’s not going to honor doubt and fear. He’s not going to listen to lies.
When Jesus prayed Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…Thy kingdom come, Thy WILL be done…on earth as it is in heaven…
Did you catch that…GOD’S WILL BE DONE…His will is that we prosper and be in health even as our soul prospers…His will is that all would come to repentance and be saved. His will is that we draw near to Him resist the devil and he will flee from us…
God’s will is the covenant he made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…His, will, is the New Covenant he gave to us through the Blood of Christ Jesus.
The early Christians, they were a force to be reckoned with…they didn’t back down…They knew who their God was and IS…eaten by lions…ripped in half…hung on stakes and burned alive…boiled in oil…and still they served the Living God…
What is wrong with us today?
Jesus said, “Can you not stay awake and pray for just one hour?”
People are dying in their sins and are broken and diseased and following the crowd right into hell…and we, “Christians” are worrying about who unfriended us on Facebook. Get real…
WAKE UP!!! God is calling laborers to the harvest…Can you not hear him calling?
He’s searching throughout the world for those who will believe Him and serve Him with their whole heart, mind, body and soul…The harvest is great, the laborers are few…
If you’re not hungry and thirsty for the word of God.
If you’re not seeking Him on a daily basis.
If you’re not in fellowship with other believers and praying.
If God’s not constantly on your mind…then something is terribly wrong…
Get alone with Jesus and ask him to make you hungry and thirsty, ask him to put a deep desire in your heart to seek him. Find a church that preaches the true word of God and go there regularly. Then watch God pour out His Spirit on you and give you new dreams, new visions, a new heart for him and his people.
Time is short…it is not time to be complacent about the things of God. It is not time to play around like you have all the time in the world. It is not time to be a wimp. It is time to fall on your face before God and cry out for the souls who are dying and going to hell. It is time to put on your armor and know the word of God and speak and preach and pray and devote your live to Him…
I am talking to you! The ones who call themselves Christians…Followers of Jesus Christ the Messiah.
I hope you get real mad at me…I hope you get so mad that you tell Jesus on me…when one of my kids used to come pointing a finger at their brother, I knew they were guilty of something. They would be the one who got the correction.
God loves you and He wants the very best for you.
When Jesus said the greatest commandment was to Love God with ALL your heart, all your mind and all your strength and the second to love your neighbor as yourself. He meant what he said.
Because that’s exactly how much he loves you. Actually he loves you more!
If your faith is shallow, that just tells me that you aren’t hearing the word of God…because Faith comes by hearing.
If you are full of doubt and fear that just tells me you aren’t spending enough time alone with God in prayer. Because I promise when you get into the presence of God, your doubts and fears will vanish.
I said all of this because God put it on my heart.
You are in a war…an invisible war with an enemy so strategic in his plans and diabolical in his tactics that unless you have the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT you will not win…
I’m praying for you. I’m praying that the HOLY SPIRIT will get ahold of you and turn you every which way but loose. I’m praying that the Fire of God will come down and consume your heart, mind, body and soul. And when He is through with you, you will come up out of the pit…Praying, singing, marching, preaching, the Gospel, Good News to everyone around you. And that because of your new hunger and thirst for God that they will run to our Glorious, Almighty, Powerful Loving God, and be transformed for his glory!! Amen.
Don’t go back to sleep…be watchful, be praying, be diligent…the devil never sleeps but he will lull you to sleep in a heartbeat. Let the Fire of the Holy Ghost keep you alive, awake and on guard at your post for God. Amen.
–Marla Shaw O’Neill April 12, 2017
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.1 Corinthians 14:1-3New King James Version (NKJV)
The Race of Faith
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,Hebrews 12:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
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Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4