Category Archives: Liz’s Journal
This post is about keeping our focus, staying strong in the Lord and what He has called us to do. We need to stay close to God and His Word. We must be wary of Satan and his evil tactics to confuse, distract, and deceive Christians with the purpose of destroying the work of God through strife and disunity.
Although written in my journal dated Jan 21, 2003, this seems descriptive of what is happening in Christian circles today. This is what the Holy Spirit impressed upon me:
“Our meat is the same as Jesus’ meat, which is to do the will of the Father. Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost that they may experience life and life more abundantly. Our mission is the same. It is to those in the lost and dying world who are ignorant of the message of salvation and eternal life, who are outside of the safety of the sheepfold. The masses of the world are out there in the dark and the Lord is short of laborers. That’s why He said to pray for more to labour with Him, to preach the gospel of the kingdom, to bring in the lost. We should be doing the works of Jesus and the early disciples of bringing the message of salvation and deliverance to the world. That is our job. Whereas the enemy’s job is to thwart all efforts directed at God in accomplishing His perfect plan and purpose for mankind.
We must always be careful on whose side we are working, whose purposes we are supporting. Everyone must determine in their own minds to know who the enemy is and what his agenda is. If we are not careful, we could easily find ourselves in the wrong camp and following the plan of the adversary, rather than serving in the ranks of the Lords’s army.
It is the ultimate goal of the devil to cause divisions and strife within the body of Christ to make it self destruct by pitting people and organizations against one another. Many do not recognize this, however, and think that they are helping God out by labeling and identifying ‘dissident’ groups. They are being used of the enemy and are not even aware that their zeal in doing this has been motivated by Satan himself.
When we take our eyes off the main focus of our calling, the enemy is right there to use us as his instruments to weaken the body of Christ. It is the highest form of deception when believers forget who their mission is to be directed to – the lost, the poor, the needy, etc. and they begin to attack one another. It is also the greatest damage they cause to God’s work on earth by bringing reproach and loss of credibility upon those who profess to be Christians. If we cannot impact the world with the gospel, the numbers that will come into the kingdom will be drastically reduced. And we will certainly be held accountable for our part in hurting the work of the Lord.
CHAPTER 7 Watchmen on the Wall https://heulu.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/repent-return-and-remain-with-god-shofar-ebook-chapter-7/
The Lord recently impressed upon me to share with you some of the many things that He has spoken and taught me in time past regarding words of ‘edification, exhortation, and of comfort’ (1Cor14:3).
As the Gospel of John reveals, particularly chapters 14, 15, and 16, we learn of the ministry of the Holy Ghost who Jesus said He would send ‘to be with us, and be in us’ (Jn14:17).
The Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth’s responsibility or job, is to ‘teach us all things and bring all things to our remembrance’ (Jn14:26). Jesus said ‘he shall testify of me’ (Jn15:26); He shall ‘guide us into all truth and show us things to come, and He will glorify me’ (Jn16:13).
Here are words which the Holy Spirit spoke to me that will encourage and bless you. They are from my journal, dated 3-31-03, 2 months before our large home was sold. It took nearly a year to sell our 9 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath tri-level home. When we moved into a condo in the city we were free without being encumbered, to continue our mission work in the Philippines which we had begun in 2000. This is what the Holy Spirit told me and I wrote it down:
“Be still and know that I am God. For the Lord is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask and believe Him to do. He that is Mighty has done great things even today as He did yesterday, and will also do tomorrow. For there is no good thing that He will withhold from those who fear Him and seek Him daily.
Though the enemy would assail you, he will not touch you or do you any harm and in fact, will shamefacedly slink away because you have withstood him by your faith, the blood of Jesus, and the Word from God Himself.
No weapon formed against you will prosper is a ‘thus saith the Lord’ to you personally. For greater is He that is in YOU than he that prowls the earth with his evil intentions and devices.
You will be on TOP and not on the bottom; you will RISE UP and not be fallen down. You will be VICTORS and not victims; you will have a GOOD REPORT and not a bad one.
For the Lord will give you a tremendous testimony of His love and grace that will give Him glory and bless many people. It will testify of His faithfulness and of His calling people out unto Himself, to be LED of Him, to SERVE Him, to be USED of Him in this final end time work.
We will see and speak to people who have like testimonies as well, for God is calling out a people to seek another kingdom to live and rule in with Him. It will be a kingdom that will be everlasting, with no end, with peace that surpasses understanding and where God will live with His people. And there will be no lack, for God will satisfy every need, every longing of man’s heart, everything that man did not find fulfillment in on earth.”
“But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Holy Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth. He will not speak His own message, but what He hears from the Father as given to Him, and He will tell you of things to come” (John 16:13 paraphrased AMP BIBLE)
“. . .he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort” (1Cor 14:3).
GOD BLESS YOU!