“You feel a tinge, and a sharp pain. Sometimes it comes on gradually, other times it hits you sideways with hurricane force and predictably, knocks you down flat. You are left disorientated for a while wondering what to do, with an awful dread feeling in the pit of your stomach. You inwardly groan and feel despair coming on. Initially, it can totally incapacitate you to where you don’t know up from down. You want to run; you want to hide; you want to curl up in a ball under your blankets. But there is nowhere you can go that will make it go away. It is as a torment, so intense and acute. “Oh Jesus, please take this cup from me! I cannot bear it! It is so heart-wrenching! Why Lord? Why do you give, only to take away? I look around me and see my brothers and sisters in similar, but at the same time different, situations, and they also ‘can’t’ have what they want. It seems we have all been sucker punched! Serving You, darling Husband, requires so very much…everything.”
This cup, My darling, has the most exquisite wine, from the best vines of My very own personal vineyard. This particular vineyard is situated in the lowlands where the soil is poor and it is a fight for survival. But through this intense toiling, ahh the sweet exquisiteness! The flavor is divine! Literally! Because I put you there in that valley and I squeezed you and crushed you. I took away, so that instead of an abundance of ordinary, easy drinking, common table wine, grown in richer soil for lazy vines, you would produce intensely rare, rich, luscious clusters that, because of your aura, leave an impression and a lingering ‘taste’ in others’ mouths. The single-mindedness of your time in the valley of testing has made you full, robust and vigorous, instead of dull, shallow, empty, thin or hollow. I am making you into a full-bodied, smooth wine with high alcohol content that lingers to the taste. I need you to be potent and effective and to leave a lasting impression. In the tough conditions, you must focus and concentrate on channeling all your energy on producing the fruit.
Everything else must be sacrificed for the sake of the grapes. There will be fewer bunches but what you will be left with will be what I need to quench the thirst of those who visit your vineyard. It takes time, My sweet children, purging this branch here and another one there. Sometimes even a fire passes through. It will not consume you but only force the juices into the luscious, precious clusters of grapes. I must purge. It brings forth the quality. I need elite quality. I need My sheep to stand up and take notice of your brightness in the darkness –thus the pain! I am your vine dresser, your Husbandman. But know that I am always in My vineyard attending My vines. If you look, that’s where I am, in My most favorite place, lovingly, tenderly, tending you, My heart of hearts. I bestow all My love and care on you, dearest to My heart. My tendings will render full-bodied, mature wine, just wait and see. (End of prophecy)
“It is a wine for God’s drinking, for He receives the soul into Himself, changing and transforming her into Him; He makes her His pleasure and delight. He forms and reforms her, causing her more and more to disappear and to be more and more wonderfully transformed in Him. It is truly worthy to be the beverage of God.“
“Command Me, the Keeper of the keys, to work on your behalf through the power that I readily and freely give you. I will overcome all impossibilities for you, My brides, as you turn the keys of the Kingdom.”
Prayer/Praise) Oh Jesus, what an honor You have bestowed on us, the Children of David! To have the Keys! To hold the Keys in our hands! There are so many doors that our Father David has already opened for us, so we can reach the place where we grasp these Keys for dear life. We must reverence them and the privilege we have of wielding them –to be called Key Bearers, to have and to hold and to be shown the deep things of the spirit world here in the flesh! Oh, the heights they have taken us and the amazing secrets they have revealed, yet still they open our eyes to more. You have shown us so much, and we hunger and thirst for more. Thank You precious Jesus for reaching out to us, Keys in hand, to pull us up to Your world so we can experience ‘there’ here! You are changing us, turning us blue with the beauty of Your love and power and energy. What a foretaste!
To pass the tests and trials before you use the keys
the secret is in the keys
“He’s going to make you all into His kings and priests and rulers and queens! Then what you have learned about the LOL will become the law of the land and everyone will have to learn it. It may not seem too important now, but really, we were never fighting for the Now!Jesus said in His Word that He was making the COD into a whole new Culture. What culture is that? The Culture of the Millennium! We don’t care about this old, filthy Earth—we’re just passing through, further up and further in, onto a New World! All that we’re doing, all that we’re fighting for, is for that Place, and for that Person—JESUS!“
(Jesus:) Life on Earth includes hardship; that’s just the way it is. Hardship isn’t a sign of a lack of My blessings. It’s not a sign that you’re doing the wrong thing. Life on Earth is just plain difficult at times, and some of the hardships are lifelong.
Life on Earth, whether you’re in the Family or not, is a training and testing ground, one which teaches you to make the right decisions despite the hardships. It teaches you to see things positively even when you feel like things are hopeless, to choose to love and share and sacrifice even when you don’t have enough, to choose to do the right thing even when everything around you is wrong.
Life on Earth is difficult. It’s a spiritual warfare, and it’s also a test for you and training for you. Just because you’re My children doesn’t mean you can escape the difficulties.
Whether you’re in the Family or not, you have a course to run and things to learn on Earth that you won’t learn any other way. And a big part of those lessons and growth and experience come through hardships and things that don’t turn out the way you’d like–things that go wrong, that you have to then decide what to do about and things that stretch you to the limit to see if you’ll still make the right choices. I can’t take you completely out of these tests and trials of life because they’re a big part of why you’re here. But I have given you answers, solutions, insight, understanding, and spiritual weapons that give you an advantage in the battle –if you choose to use them. One day soon I will gather you and all My faithful children home, and then you’ll be so glad. Your battle wounds really will glow. The trials and difficulties you endured will have grown your faith, and the more faith you have, the richer you are in the spiritual realm. So use those trials you face to work for you! Don’t let them get you down. Know that great is your reward in Heaven.
“It is your faith that pleases Me. So yes, I deliberately put a veil over the future, and with purpose, I wrap My promises in the paper of obedience and tie them tight with the cords of the unseen. It has always been like this, starting with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. My hall of faithful is full of men and women that believed My unseen promises and stepped out by faith and changed the world.
Why would My children of this generation expect to be given free something as and hard-fought-for, earnestly desired, sought-after, and prayed-for as to be among those to stand with the remnant at the end of days. I have kept the best presents for last, the biggest and grandest. They are wrapped in the most beautiful paper of My Kingdom and scattered all around you, My beloved of the end, My darlings of tribulation. Do not believe that I will delay My coming one second more than absolutely necessary once all the promises in My Word have been fulfilled. Do not box Me in. I am the wild wind of God, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning of creation and the end of Satan and all those that would usurp My authority.
In order for My pillars to stand strong through great tribulation, they must first be greatly tested. This school of faith is not for the carnal minded. No scientist, no math wizard, nor even a university graduate endowed with all the wisdom of worldly man could even sit in this classroom. Even those that do graduate to these “higher” levels of learning are tested and retested and tried and tested again. I make My “tried in the fire” tests deliberately difficult, but I’m not trying to knock My beloved students out of the race. I do this to strengthen them for the final lap, that auspicious time when the finish line comes into view and they find themselves still in the race, not as those who merely participated because their friends did, but as front runners, those special athletes, the elite, those that have passed through My school, those that passed through the many trials and tests of faith during the days of training. These are those that “know” they were destined to be front runners, those that would lead the pack through to ultimate victory. These are those that will be ready when the “for real” tests begin, when My boys and Satan’s boys round the last bend, when all heaven and all hell stand in that great stadium of the end, craning their necks to see who comes through that main entrance gate first. All the training, all the tests, the tears, the lonely nights and tedious days of learning, all the forsaking and all the wearisome days of waiting for My promises to unfold will come to bear in that final hour.
When you My beloved hear the sound of your enemy’s footsteps behind you, thumping out their challenge of conquest over you as you lead your team into the last 400 meters, you will know you have reached the final lap, the lap you’ve trained so hard for. This is the lap that you have kept in your mind’s eye, sometimes in clear view, sometimes hazy, but always there in that substance called faith in the unseen.
Hold on My loves; don’t let go of that vision of glory. The cost is high, but so are the rewards. Those of your brethren that ran before you are waiting at the finish line. They line the final lap. They have been with you all this time you’ve been running and training, and when you line up for the starter’s gun, they will be there coaching and encouraging. They are holding out those liquid spiritual body salts of My Word for you to refresh yourselves as you come to a particularly strenuous section of the race. They will be there holding the bottle out to you, so don’t be so focused on your race that you ignore them, and don’t think you can make it up the next incline without that mineral intake. Your coaches are strategically placed along the course, so don’t be so intent on the pavement at your feet or the back of that opponent in front of you that you miss their outstretched hand. Always be looking for them, don’t miss that vital opportunity to snatch that bottle of spiritual energy being thrust at you. The hand behind that bottle has run this race too, and has lifted you many times along those many miles of training track.
I have told you before that the stadium is in view, that the entrance gate is very close now. Would I lie unto My servants the prophets? No, My Word says I would not, and I keep My Word. I am not as man, who cannot keep his word. I have said that the generation that sees the signs that you are now seeing will be the last generation. Keep reminding yourselves of My promises, both in the Bible and those in the Words of David and Maria…this generation, the first generation of David’s children will not pass till all these things, all these promises, be fulfilled.
“I make My “tried in the fire” tests deliberately difficult, but I’m not trying to knock My beloved students out of the race. I do this to strengthen them for the final lap, that auspicious time when the finish line comes into view and they find themselves still in the race.”
When virtue has gone out of your loved ones and they feel like they’re drained of every last drop of strength, call on the keys of sustenance and revival, and I will infuse them with energy to finish running the race-and win!
The keys are slamming into place, the speed and frequency of each cylinder as it slides into its place is increasing. The final key is lining up. You must warn My children to awaken from their slumber. Do not allow the enemy to bluff you. Do not allow his jeers and doubts to sway you from what I have shown you. Take the next step; each step will get more difficult as you leave the dressing room and head for the starting line. If the enemy can get you to doubt your training, if he can get you to stop listening to your coaches, if he can dissuade you, if he can get you thinking you don’t have a chance against his men of the world, his star athletes, if he can get you to stop trying so hard, then you will not put your all into the race ahead. Once the race begins, although he will continue to shout all sorts of obscenities at you, race fervor will drown out some of the noise of his clamoring. He won’t quit shouting; he won’t stop trying to get you to miss that “boost your strength” point. He will try all he can to get you to miss that hand with that vitally important bottle of elixir.
Remember your training; remember the endless days and nights as the world went on with their nonsense, when some of those in the training camp gave up and went back to what they thought was an easier life, but you kept going. You kept stepping into each new day with blind faith. Remember as you walk out onto the track. Remember as the starter’s gun fires and you hear the clap of its report in your ears; remember as you leap forward into the race ahead. Remember, My beloved Gideon’s band; remember us. Remember that you are not alone. Don’t listen to the enemy’s lies telling you that your race is in vain, that you are fools for believing My promises, that you are so few.
At that time, I will open your eyes and you will see the stadium full to overflowing, not with Satan’s people, for they will be designated to the bleachers. The stadium is owned and run by Me and My angels. We hold the ticket gates. We hold the security checkpoints; we hold the snack booths; we hold the officials box, and we hold the camera booths. We announce the start of each race and we announce the names of the winners and the losers. So don’t listen to the father of lies, he is all bluff. What you see around you as you begin the race is all shadow. It is a movie script; there’s nothing but cardboard being held up with sticks and scaffolding. When you burst through that stadium main gate for the final lap you will begin to see glimpses of reality and what’s really behind the poorly designed facade of Satan’s make-believe world. It is then that his kingdom will begin to show serious cracks and signs of collapse. It is then that I will begin to shake him and his kingdom and his men and his whole team. And as you cross the finish line all will indeed begin to collapse, the walls and fake windows, the false fronts and cover-ups will begin to crumble. It is then that all heaven will burst into a crescendo of jubilation. The stadium will erupt into a universe-shattering praise of sheer ecstasy as you cross the line and I come to gather you and all My children into My arms to carry everyone away as victors of the Great Tribulation.”
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I will deliver the afflicted out of them all. I afflict the flesh for a purpose. However, My purpose is often missed by the aggrieved because they allow the pain and distress to blind them to what is happening within. If their eyes could be opened and they could see beyond the trials of the flesh, they would realize that a wondrous thing is coming to light. They would see growth of spirit and soul. Once the fires of affliction have cooled and passed away, there is left the ash, and from the ash often a lily grows. The flesh cries out in seeming torment as the soul rejoices in newness of spirit. A wise soul would not so readily wish to be lifted from the fire of affliction, because it knows of the benefits suffering brings. If you will allow Me, I would use the trials and tribulations of this life to bring great strength to your spirits. It is true that I do not enjoy seeing My beloved suffering, but in My wisdom I know that these many afflictions bring depth of spirit to a soul who is tried in this way. I have given the keys to help you endure these times of lessons, they are there to help you stand, and they are there to help open your eyes to the deeper things of the spirit. They will help you see and understand the reason you are on earth and why many afflictions are placed upon you. Do you seek to be released before My work is done? Do you plead with the Master craftsman to cease from His task, to step back from the wheel, to put down the mallet and leave that mar in your clay? Lift up your key ring dearest love and choose the key of My wisdom and allow Me to finish My work.
Let us work together on this project called you; resist not the breaking and bruising, turn your will over to Me and stay on the workbench called life. If you wish for My will to be done then resist not, yield to My fingers that push and ply and place pressure on the sore parts; to reach the soul I often have to use the flesh. Seek not to be loosed beloved bride; I am only preparing you for our wedding day.”
“Don’t allow the flesh to dictate what your soul and spirit longs for. Many are the afflictions of My beloved, but if you will allow, in My good time, when I know My creation is ready, I will deliver you out of each and every one.”
The fires of testing are hard, even for the toughest of men on this planet. Why do I even allow it? You know I could have just let you all live a life of ease –that no matter what you or others did, nothing would hurt you or trouble you for long. I could have made it that sin didn’t matter, that rebellion didn’t bring consequences, and that this planet was a place with one bit of fun after the next.
But what would you learn then? And by learn, I mean what would you come to know about God, what He is like, and how to be more like your Heavenly Father? The purpose of being more like us is so we can at last finally be together forever. And that, My dear ones, is going to be heaps more fun than a life of ease where nothing tries you, tests you, or hurts you in any way. Pain of some sort is the learning stick that teaches you what is good and what is evil.
Having the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the blood system of humans means that you witness and experience just that: the fruit or consequences of knowing and doing good or evil. That’s the kind of “knowing” that this fruit brings to the human existence—experiencing the type of conditions, the consequences, the results that come when either good or bad thoughts are part of life.
But I want you to remember what the end goal of this mess-filled world is. There is suffering and troubles–but the end goal, for those who choose a better way, is eternal bliss and extreme joy that goes on for eternity. I want you to be so filled with joy in the afterlife, that even the worst circumstances that might have been part of your short, earthly existence seem little more than a pimple that is soon cleared up. Things just won’t matter then like they do to you now. While you are living this life, they are meant to matter to you. You are meant to endure the fires of testing, though with Me at hand, it doesn’t need to be felt the way that many unsaved or rebellious ones have to endure.
Remember, I was with the three Hebrew men in the fiery furnace. Yes, the fire was hot, but they were not consumed. And then as a result, a witness and a testimony was shown and declared, not just to the nation and king at the time, but all down throughout history, wherever the book and word of mouth declared this most amazing event.
You may go through the fires, but you won’t be burned, that is to say– killed off, finished off before your time. You will live through the heartache or the needs, the pains, the afflictions, and yet go on to win new victories when the tests of the moment become a thing of the past.
Fear not for loss of sleep. The Lord our Staff is always mindful of these things, and He will give you the strength and the rest when you need it. Traveling is a weary thing at times. It’s not all adventure and thrills. But nevertheless, we push on because we have your sights set on that golden horizon. Our King knows of the weariness of the flesh. When among the multitudes in the days of His ministry, He was constantly battling exhaustion. When He arose in the early morn to pray, He had to fight off His flesh’s desires for slumber and put His spirit first. For to feed your spirit is more important and will do you more good and will actually give you more strength and endurance—both physical and spiritual—than a bit more sleep could. The pilgrim’s way is a hard one to follow, for it is the Mountain Way. (It’s a rough & a rugged road, a hard & a heavy load & the people you meet aren’t always kind–on the way up. There aren’t many places to live on the mountain–little rugged shelters, lean-tos. Not much to eat, it’s cold & windy, but it’s a thrill even to die there.) The nights are treacherous at times, and the hours of rest few. But we are the beloved of the Lord, and He has promised that His strength is sufficient for us, and that He would give us sleep. So, if He has not, then there must be a very good reason for it.
“The shadowed ones are working harder than ever in these final days to blind people to the shortness of time. They are attacking everyone in an attempt to cloud the eyes of the people of Earth.”