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To the Church,
My people, you
must take up your cross and deny yourselves just as I did. Do you not know
that if your righteousness does not exceed the Pharisees, then you shall
have no place in the kingdom of heaven? You shall have no place with Me.
There is forgiveness of all sin in My blood, My sacrifice, but if you
replace Me with your traditions, if you replace Me with yourselves and
your own ways – honouring Me with your lips but being far from Me in
your hearts – then you replace Me with something that cannot forgive
your sins; and it is sin that brings death. And if your sin is not
forgiven, then how shall you escape death? Come, My children, I do not say
these things to condemn you, but to spur you on, to exhort you to further
obedience to Me.
I do not want
to lose any of My children, therefore I must discipline and correct you
when the need arises, not out of cruelty but out of love. For the
Pharisees had Me in their midst, and they heard My teachings and My words,
but still they refused Me; and they even put Me to death out of fear that
they would lose their position and power to Me. It was the Father's good
pleasure to bruise Me, and it was His will for Me to be sacrificed for the
forgiveness of all sins, and I freely chose all that happened to Me. Yet
would you crucify Me again by turning from Me, even as you honour Me with
your lips? Do not make the mistake of the Pharisees, thinking that they
had eternal life simply because they memorised the scriptures.
Memorisation is not the key to eternal life, but I AM the way, the only
way to eternal life.
that you make mistakes and that you sin, that is what My blood is there to
cover. Have I not also been tempted in every way as you? Yes, I have, and
My blood covers all your weaknesses. Do not feel condemned!
But as the
Pharisees rejected My coming and My words – I now ask you not to make
the same mistake. Do not reject My words; do not reject My coming, for I
do come in the flesh. I come in your flesh, in you, for I live in all
believers; and I work through you and I speak through you. I do miracles
and healings through you. And you must not reject Me when I come, for if
you do that is the spirit of antichrist.
Pharisees rejected Me and had Me crucified. Please do not make the same
mistake as they did, for you are My children and I love you more than you
can ever understand.
And for you to
experience real spiritual growth you must become doers of the word and not
just hearers. I want you to set an example for the world, to be light to
the world. For when you honour Me with your lips but do not follow after
Me in your actions, then the world calls you a hypocrite, and they reject
Me outright. They reject Me, because you are not willing to follow My law.
Your actions do not match up to your words, so how are unbelievers to
begin believing? How can they accept My words when you do not?
My people, I
ask you to recommit yourselves to Me this day, to show your love and
devotion by following after Me. For others will be turned by your
righteous example. Throw off the world and come to Me; I am here to bear
your burdens and your worries and your cares. Do not be concerned as to
what others will think, for now is the time for you to shine. NOW is the
time, My people, for the darkness comes and the people of the world need
your light, your example. NOW is the time to devote yourselves to Me full
time, because the fields are ripe for harvest.
people, rededicate yourselves to Me this very day and follow after Me,
denying yourselves the quickly fading pleasures of this world, and taking
up your cross as I did. There is much work to be done, and you have been
called and chosen to do it. NOW is the time, My people, now is the time.
Do it because
you love Me, for I have saved you out of death and given you eternal life;
and would have you share that with others that they also might be given
the chance to choose eternal life over death. Now is the time.