MY CHILDREN, IT IS NOT THE ONE WHO COMMENDS HIMSELF WHO IS APPROVED, BUT THE ONE WHOM THE LORD COMMENDS. (2COR 10:18) I HAVE TAUGHT YOU THAT IN YOUR TUNNEL EXPERIENCE YOU MAY FACE YOUR DARKEST HOUR, BUT IT HAS PURPOSES BEYOND YOUR UNDERSTANDING – YOUR FAITH IS BEING TRIED, PURIFIED, AND YOUR SPIRIT STRENGTHENED AS YOU TUNNEL THROUGH MOUNTAINS AND OBSTACLES THAT STAND IN THE WAY OF MY PERFECT WILL IN YOUR LIFE. IT IS THE LATTER THAT I WISH TO ADDRESS.

IN YOUR DARKEST HOUR YOU FACE FULLY YOUR LIFE AND ITS MISTAKES, THE WORLD AND ITS INABILITY TO HELP, AND YOU LOOK BEYOND TO HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE. YOUR FAITH IS STRETCHED TO BELIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE. IF YOU REFUSE HIM WHO SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN, YOU REFUSE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HELP. SORROW SHOULD BE BORNE IN YOU FOR THOSE WHO KNOW ME NOT, AND HAVE NOT THE HELP THAT ONLY I CAN GIVE. THERE COMES WITHIN YOU A NEW KNOWLEDGE OF “MY RULE OVER EARTH AND ALL THAT IS WITHIN IT.” WHAT RESPONSIBILITY IS BORNE WITHIN YOU! CAN YOU WALK AWAY FROM THE EXPERIENCE THE SAME AS YOU ENTERED? THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU CAN, FOR YOU HAVE A CHOICE. JAMES 1:23-25 DECLARES THAT “ANYONE WHO LISTENS TO THE WORD BUT DOES NOT DO WHAT IT SAYS IS LIKE A MAN WHO LOOKS AT HIS FACE IN A MIRROR AND AFTER LOOKING AT HIMSELF, GOES AWAY AND IMMEDIATELY FORGETS WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE. BUT THE MAN WHO LOOKS INTENTLY INTO THE PERFECT LAW THAT GIVES FREEDOM, AND CONTINUES TO DO THIS, NOT FORGETTING WHAT HE HAS HEARD, BUT DOING IT – HE WILL BE BLESSED IN WHAT HE DOES.” YOUR HOUR OF TRIAL AND TESTING WILL BRING GREAT GROWTH AND BLESSING IF YOU APPLY MY WORD AND SEEK MY APPROVAL OF YOUR ACTIONS AND ATTITUDES. “DO NOT LET THIS BOOK OF THE LAW DEPART FROM YOUR MOUTH; MEDITATE ON IT DAY AND NIGHT, SO THAT YOU MAY BE CAREFUL TO DO EVERYTHING WRITTEN IN IT. THEN YOU WILL BE PROSPEROUS AND SUCCESSFUL.” (JOS 1:8)

THE PURIFYING FIRES WILL SEPARATE YOUR IMPURITIES SO THAT YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THEM. IF YOU WILLINGLY ACCEPT CLEANSING YOU WILL BE BLESSED. IF YOU REFUSE, THEN YOUR LESSONS MUST BE REPEATED UNTIL YOU HEAR AND OBEY THE VOICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. YOU PLEASE ME AND ARE APPROVED WHEN YOU “SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND MY RIGHTEOUSNESS.” YOU ARE CALLED TO LIVE OUT MY RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE MEN, AND THEN MY KINGDOM BECOMES A LIVING REALITY TO A WATCHING WORLD. HAVE I TESTED YOU IN VAIN OR WILL YOU DEAL WITH YOUR IMPURITIES? LOVE IS NOT A CHOICE, IT IS A COMMAND. A RENEWED MIND IS ESSENTIAL IN PLEASING ME. I DESIRE THAT YOU SHINE LIKE STARS IN A FALLEN WORLD. THE BATTLE IS BETWEEN A LIFE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE LIFE THAT SERVES THE FLESH, MAN’S FALLEN NATURE. A LIFE THAT IS LED BY MY HOLY SPIRIT PLEASES ME, A LIFE YOU GIVE TO FOLLOWING YOUR ADAMIC NATURE IS NOT APPROVED, NOR DOES IT REAP MY BLESSING. MY HOLY SPIRIT IS THE ENEMY OF THE FLESH. IT WILLS WHAT THE FLESH ABHORS. IT WILLS RIGHTEOUSNESS. IT SEEKS THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT. IN YOUR HOUR OF TESTING IT IS THE CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO STYLES OF LIVING – THE LIFE OF THE FLESH, WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE IMPULSE TO SIN, AND THE LIFE OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH LEADS US INTO RIGHTEOUSNESS, INTO PLEASING ME.

MY CHILDREN YOUR HOUR OF TESTING IS YOUR GREATEST HOUR. IN SUFFERING YOU CEASE FROM SIN. IT IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WALK WITH ME IN UNBROKEN FELLOWSHIP. I HAVE LEFT THE INVISIBLE REACHES OF HEAVEN AND MAKE MYSELF KNOWN TO YOU AND I ADDRESS YOUR NEEDS AND BRING HEALING AND WHOLENESS. YOU COME AWAY WITH AN EXPERIENCE THAT CANNOT BE ERASED BY THE WORLD OR TIME – IT BECOMES A BLESSING AS YOU ACT UPON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND YOU DO NOT FORGET WHAT MANNER OF PERSON YOU ARE. YOU KNOW THAT I DESIRE YOU TO BE FILLED WITH THE FRUIT OF MY SPIRIT – LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, AND SELF-CONTROL. THOSE THAT BELONG TO ME HAVE CRUCIFIED THE SINFUL NATURE WITH ITS PASSIONS AND DESIRES. DO NOT BECOME CONCEITED, PROVOKING, AND ENVYING EACH OTHER. HATRED, DISCORD, JEALOUSY, FITS OF RAGE, SELFISH AMBITION, DISSENSIONS, FACTIONS, AND ENVY ARE IN CONFLICT TO THE FRUIT OF MY SPIRIT. DO NOT USE YOUR FREEDOM TO INDULGE THE SINFUL NATURE; RATHER, SERVE ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE. THE ENTIRE LAW IS SUMMED UP IN A SINGLE COMMAND: “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” IF YOU KEEP ON BITING AND DEVOURING EACH OTHER, WATCH OUT OR YOU WILL BE DESTROYED BY EACH OTHER.

I HAVE CHOSEN TO TUNNEL THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS OF YOUR FLESH TO BRING YOU INTO MY PERFECT WILL – THAT YOU WILL BE COMPLETELY HUMBLE AND GENTLE; PATIENT, BEARING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE, MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT THROUGH THE BOND OF PEACE. PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER CONTINUALLY. LOVE, FOR I AM LOVE. YOU ARE CALLED TO BE LIKE ME, TO BEAR MY IMAGE. NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM MY LOVE. SHALL I ALLOW YOU TO BE SEPARATED FROM YOUR BRETHREN BECAUSE OF LACK OF LOVE? YOU HAVE BEEN CHASTENED BECAUSE YOU ARE MY CHILDREN AND BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. MAY YOUR LESSONS BRING FORTH THE FRUIT OF MY SPIRIT AND YOUR TESTINGS GREAT BLESSINGS. FOR YOU ARE MY WORKMANSHIP, CREATED IN CHRIST JESUS TO DO GOOD WORKS, WHICH I HAVE PREPARED IN ADVANCE FOR YOU TO DO. (EPHESIANS 2:10)

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