“I have begun in earnest to refine My church and define My remnant. To the church, I am exposing hardened hearts and the hidden motives that you have harbored for a long time. I am doing this so that you can repent. It is a final call for you to enter into the move of My Spirit in these closing hours of time. If you do not repent of your sins of self-consumption and your self-serving attitudes, you will be left out of the wonder of what I am about to do in this world.
"To the remnant believer - those of you who have surrendered everything to Me long ago - a deeper work in you is still ahead. I understand the pressures that you are under. Be at peace, however. I have hemmed you in these recent days. I am the One who has dried up all of your reserves, so that I might prove Myself strong to you.
"Press into My refining, defining fire. You are being taught patience and trust. It is My hand doing this deep work in your life. Those who now scorn you and your humble lifestyle with lofty, judgmental hearts will soon crave what you have earned through these challenges. You will soon flow in My anointing with My presence. You will be restored to early church, Christ-like heart and function. Be willing to pay the price you are now paying. It will be worth it. I love you!”
Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV
11) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
12) Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
13) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Joshua 7:13 AMP
Up, sanctify (set apart for a holy purpose) the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: There are accursed things in the midst of you, O Israel. You can not stand before your enemies until you take away from among you the things devoted [to destruction].
Amos 5:4b AMP
…Seek Me [inquire for and of Me and require Me as you require food] and you shall live!
Matt. 5:11-12 NIV
11) “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12) Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Rev. 3:19 AMP
Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
These are critical days and crucial moments in time. God is answering the prayers of those who have seen firsthand the prophesied deterioration and falling away of those who are called by His Name. His answer to this coldness is to restore first-love qualities in those He will be able to use in these closing times.
There is no question that the world is changing. There are new needs that cannot be accomplished with an old anointing. Fresh manna is required to nourish those who are working on behalf of the Lord. That manna only comes from Him and will not be given to those who will consume it upon themselves.
Examine your hearts. Are your concerns centered on your comfort and safety? Is the fear of the loss of what you have consuming your days? If so, repent of your selfishness and self- serving attitude before you are set aside and cannot flow in what the Lord is about to do in these last days.
If you are craving more of Jesus, if your only desire is to honor Him with your life, press in to the trial at hand. You are being refined into gold. You are being made worthy of carrying His Word to a dying world with a heavy anointing and His strong presence.
Help me press in, Lord,