"Be careful where you place your allegiances. Make sure you know the agendas of those you decide to support. Be on guard for those who sound as if they are hearing from the Lord but have their own programs for you to follow. There is little time to be sidetracked. There is no time for you to be sidelined because of confusion.
"I am calling for a crucified life. I am calling for a bridal heart, one looking only for Jesus. I am allowing refiners' fires to refine My true believers. I am not calling you to live in prosperity and comfort as the world sees those things. How could I call you to pad your comfort areas, when there is so much to be done? How can I call you to sit on the sidelines, when a war is raging against the souls that I love dearly?
"Don't be fooled by the loud voices and exuberant preaching. They are working up an emotion, not flowing in My Spirit as they would have you believe."
2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV
"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him..."
Psalm 25:12 NIV
Who, then, is the man that fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.
John 5:19 AMP
So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].
Gal. 2:20 AMP
I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Rev. 3:18-19 AMP
18) Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.
19) 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].
I wonder when a true anointing was traded for screaming and jumping and emotionalism? How can Jesus be pleased, when we use Him for our own comfort? How can we say that we are following Him, when our lifestyle has little resemblance to His?
Help all of us to see truth, Lord,