Julie Price: His Word To You ~ FULLY TRAINED AND ROCK SOLID!
I was pondering Luke chapter 6 this morning, and the Lord began to speak to me about understanding where we are in the process of stepping into the fullness of that which we were created. No matter what your calling or destiny in life, every single one of us, must have a foundation that is solid, or we won’t last.
As I began reading through this chapter, I saw how Jesus was always standing up for truth against the religious people of His time. We should expect no less. I believe Jesus wasn’t feeling led to defend Himself personally, but He was defending all of the Kingdom of Heaven against the vileness of the religious. They tried to trap Him with questions about his disciples breaking off heads of grain and eating them on the Sabbath. They tired to trap Him for wanting to heal a man with a deformed hand on the Sabbath. They were so jealous of Jesus they couldn’t wait to find a reason to destroy Him. But again, it says in this chapter that Jesus knew what they were thinking and actually calls the man with a deformed hand out, to come and stand before everyone. Jesus challenged the Pharisees by asking them “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” Then Jesus looked each of them in the eye one by one. Can you imagine the energy in that room? Can you imagine the authority that they must have felt as the Son of Man stared each of them down? The man’s hand was restored and this made the Pharisees furious. How sad that the Pharisees couldn’t even be happy for this healed man!They continued to plot what they could do to stop Him. But Jesus wasn’t moved. He continued being about His Father’s business. Jesus had a strong foundation. He knew who He was and Whose He was and nothing His enemies said or did could stop Him!
Later, we read the words of Jesus to love our enemies. Jesus said if we would love them and do good to them that our reward from heaven would be great. But what drew me the most is what Jesus said next, “…and you will TRULY BE ACTING AS CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH, FOR HE IS KIND TO THOSE WHO ARE UNTHANKFUL AND WICKED. YOU MUST BE COMPASSIONATE, JUST AS YOUR FATHER IS COMPASSIONATE.” As His sons and daughters, our heart’s must come to a place where we can truly be kind to those that are unthankful and wicked. I don’t know about you, but compassion isn’t always the first thing I feel when someone hurts me. But Jesus says we are acting like His kids when we are compassionate to those who are wicked. This same compassion is what moved Jesus to heal. It didn’t matter who or what was before Him, what they had done, how they behaved, Jesus was moved with compassion and healed! We want to see healing manifest when we pray with others, but what is the condition of our heart? Is it full of compassion, even for the most unthankful and wicked people God may place in our path? Compassion is a force to be reckoned with! Listen to verse 40, “Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.” Did you catch it? We are in the process of becoming FULLY TRAINED TO BE LIKE HIM!
Jesus left us a good litmus test for where we may find ourselves on the journey of becoming fully trained to be like Him; to be rock solid! He said that a good person will produce good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person will produce evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. Everything we say is flowing from what is in our hearts. So far we are seeing that Jesus was resolute in His passion to defend and demonstrate the kingdom of Heaven. He showed us the difference between what was in His heart; which was the compassion that healed no matter how unthankful or wicked someone is, and what was in the heart of the religious; which was anger, hate, jealousy, pride, and then some! They did not reflect the heart of the Father! For His heart is compassionate! BELOVED! PURITY OF HEART IS WHERE IT ALL STARTS!
Chapter six verses 46-49 sums up the point of this entire chapter. Jesus said, “So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what is say? I will show you what it’s like when someone COMES to me, LISTENS to my teaching, AND THEN FOLLOWS IT. It is like a person building a house who DIGS DEEP and lays the foundation ON SOLID ROCK. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, IT STANDS FIRM because it is WELL BUILT. But anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house right on the ground, without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, IT WILL COLLAPSE INTO A HEAP OF RUINS.”
The Lord says this to you, “We live in a time when spiritual storms are increasing in intensity. I have taken many of you through a time of intense training and preparation. Yes, I am digging deeply within you in order to build My foundation within you of all that I am. You are being fully trained to become like Me; to reflect me in this earth. I’m preparing those, that as My word says have come to Me, are listening to My teachings, and following them. I am training those who are allowing Me to dig deeply within them to lay My foundation. You are being built to stand firm no matter what comes against you. Don’t despise the process. You are being fashioned to rule and reign, to be fruitful and to multiply, to tear down strongholds, to build people up, to restore and repair, and to release My love and healing to the sick, the lost, and the broken. My love is power. It’s a force. It’s this same compassion and loved that moved Me to heal. You are being fully trained to be like Me! Your connection to Holy Spirit and submission to My plans will fill you with all that you need. Allow Me to finish the transforming work of your heart. Allow Me to dig deeply so that your foundation will stand firm in the days to come. Many of you are closer than you think. I am nearing completion to a deeply laid foundation within you. Don’t despise the process. Remain yielded to My work, My timing and My plans for you. For when the storms rage, My hearers and doers will have a strong foundation built on Me and the principles of the Kingdom and they will not collapse into a heap of ruins, but rather, you shall stand and shine brightly, like a city on a hill for Me! Remember what I said to Peter? I asked Him who people said I was and from Peter’s heart he said, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’ Peter knew this by experience. My Father in heaven revealed that to Peter because His heart, His spirit, was in a place of oneness and openness and of love. He was My student, fully trained to be like Me. He had allowed the Spirit to dig deeply and build firmly within him. This is why I said to Peter, “You didn’t learn this from any human being.’ His heart had an experience with My Spirit, and because of His heart He was a rock I could build upon. No power of hell can conquer those whose foundation is strong in Me. These are the people that I am raising up in this hour to take the keys I have won for you and bind and lose anyting that comes against the Kingdom of Heaven. You are being fully trained and made rock solid to carry the weight of My glory into the world. Don’t lose heart. Rejoice! For though you have suffered long and I have dug deeply within you, I am making you rock solid; a foundation upon which My true Church is rising and can not be destroyed!”
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I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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