“Although things appear to be relatively calm in your world and the horrors that are going on in other places seem not to affect you, do not fall asleep. Much is going on in the spiritual world. The enemy of My cross is organizing as never before. They are making plans to destroy all that I stand for and all that Jesus has done. In their blindness, they even believe that they are working for Me.
"Little do they know that I have been raising up a standard against their plans. That standard is you. You will be a bold witness for My cause. You will live as Jesus lived and possibly die as Jesus died. Are you preparing for that day? Will you have enough of My life to be able to represent Jesus properly when that time comes? I have called you to prepare for some time now. I am now calling you in earnest. Prepare! Difficult times are on the horizon. You must be ready.”
Isaiah 48:3 NIV
“I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.”
Isaiah 59:19 AMP
…When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight…
Hosea 13:6 NIV
“When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.”
Most of us have become satisfied with the way things are, thinking they may never change. Throughout history God has warned and warned His people to prepare for a future event. Suddenly the event comes and only those who have heeded His warnings prosper and glorify God while it is unfolding.
“The Infant Heart”
The infant heart beats only for itself. All of the things that God does center around their needs in some way. The salvation process was for them alone. It was put in effect by God specifically for them, to make them safe after they die.
The Bible is simply a book of promises that they can call upon to relieve their hurts in time of need. God is perceived as this wonderful benefactor, who is waiting for their next need to occur, so that He can help them through it; and prayer is solely a channel by which they can make their needs known...
Very much like infants in diapers who are not capable of understanding that the world around them is not about them, these spiritual infants cry when they have need, demand when these needs are not met; and are only truly satisfied when they are comfortable in all areas, without giving the slightest thought to the importance of anything going on around them.
Grow me up, Lord,