IT’S THE LIFE OF FAITH THAT HELPS US TO REACH THAT PLACE WHERE JESUS IS ENOUGH
Dad: It’s the trials and battles, the things we lose and sacrifice, the things we forsake–and learn that we don’t need, the times when we see Him supply for us, satisfy us, and make us happy, despite our not having the things we may think we need. It’s the forsaking, the hardships, the fulfillment, the abounding and abasing, all our experiences lumped together that take us step by step–and in reality almost forces us–to the place where we truly feel and know that Jesus is enough. He’s everything to us, and compared to Him, nothing else matters.
The way it works is that‚ on the one hand, difficulties, spiritual battles etc., drive us to Him in desperation and in need. On the other hand, they remove the props and the crutches that keep us from being more spiritual and leaning more on Him, from really discovering that He can be the beginning and the end of our satisfaction.
Choose the paths of sacrifice I place before you
Jesus: When am I enough to you? It’s not necessarily a place that you reach after a certain set of circumstances, or a certain amount of experiences–it’s a place you have to reach in your heart and mind after certain personal decisions you have made for Me.
In other words, it’s a conscious decision that you make for Me when you hit upon the realization that, “Wow, my life is really not my own. I really don’t care for any of my personal plans and programs; Jesus is the only thing that has remained stable this far, He’s all that’s mattered so far, so why am I still holding back from Him?”
Sacrifice starts first and foremost in your heart, in your mind. It’s not so much about what you’re giving up or the physical circumstances you find yourself in–it’s all about your heart and your attitude toward Me. It’s all about your desire to please Me, your willingness to give to Me, your faith to entrust what is precious to you into My hands, your love to give all things to Me.
The more you give Me, the more you lay at My feet, the more of yourself you surrender to Me each day‚ the more decisions you make for Me, the more you obey Me and choose My way over your own desires‚ the more you give your love to Me, the more you seek to live My Word‚ the more you prove Me by your faith to stand on My promises, the closer you come to that place of overwhelming passion.
And just as this passion can be gained and reached, it can also be lost. As it is acquired through walking the paths of service and sacrifice, it can also be rejected and abandoned through refusing to journey these trails and instead taking the paths of selfishness, your own way, pride, and preference.
If you want to reach this place of unrestrained passion‚ where all that matters in the whole world is Me, then choose the paths that I place before you. Let every decision you make be for Me. When met with the choice of doing the humble thing or the proud thing, choose the humble thing. When met with the option of sacrificing something for Me‚ give Me that offering as willingly as you can. When faced with a test or an intense battle, choose the weapons of My Spirit and fight for Me with all you’ve got. When hit with doubts or fears‚ reach out to Me with hands of praise and gratitude. When asked to carry a heavy load, come and let Me bear the burden with you.
(Jesus:) Don’t be afraid of discovering that I am enough. Many people have this fear because they think that they will lose everything that they hold dear. But in reality, anything that you hold close to your heart, except for Me, will at some point disappoint you. Only I will never change. Only I will endure and always meet your expectations. Only I can keep things together. (Jesus Is Enough)
Prophecy: “Satan resisted My Father’s plan for creation right from the start. I remember the day as clearly as if it was yesterday. Lucifer, as he was called then, didn’t immediately express his disapproval; he thought he could hide his objection, but My Father felt a disturbance in the spiritual equilibrium as Satan struggled within himself, and as much as he tried to, he just couldn’t hide his objection to this Divine proposal.
It was a beautiful design; I loved it just as soon as it was projected into our consciousness. On the other hand, Lucifer, the son of the morning, he who stood at the right hand of God, he who was full of light and music, had struck a discordant key and its dissonant vibration swept through the universe. He was being asked to yield to a concept that he was not familiar with. It was a test of fealty; this was deep magic, which he had no understanding of. It was from this point that he began to create his own music, which was harsh and inharmonious. The rebellion was underway, and it had begun in the least expected of places, right in the heart of the Kingdom.
Lucifer understood the power of light, but he could not comprehend the power of surrender, true surrender, submission born out of love for the Father and His will. His light wasn’t as pure as many had thought; his beauty was skin deep, cosmetic. He had allowed a dark seed to take root.
My Father’s suggestion was a kernel that could only grow when planted in the soil of submission. This was one of the main purposes I came to earth, salvation being the foremost, with submission being the catalyst. I had to learn obedience to My Father’s will and the only way I could do this was along the path of submission –submission of My will, given freely out of love, even if it required starting all over again with just a handful of men and through example yielding up My life to seed a new Kingdom. This was My Father’s plan, and it had to be initiated by Me and carried through to the end of My life on earth. “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground & die, it abideth alone, yet if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit!” (John 12:24)
My Father was convinced that His plan would work, in spite of the resistance it would face, how painful it would be and how long it would take to nurture those seedlings that would spring forth from My sample. He was committed to leading the way into this bright new future for His Kingdom to come, but it had to start with Me yielding up My will in preference to fulfil His will.
Even now, looking at how much further we all have yet to go, be encouraged, we are nonetheless gaining momentum and the Kingdom is growing stronger. Not in the power of man’s strength, nor by the law that suffocates, but in loving, yielded sacrifice to the Father’s will. Every generation brings forth selfless seeds, some more, some less, but it is these seeds which are chosen then planted, nurtured to germination and then cultivated into mature wheat so that there be more seed for a bigger planting.
So does the Good Husbandman, our Father, sow and reap, and gather into His Kingdom. Those good seeds are you and all those that follow Me and My sample out of a selfless, willing heart. Every day you lay down your life to do My Father’s will, your seed grows more viable and vibrant. At the right time you will be planted once again out into the fields of God’s great Kingdom, to bear more fruit. Yes, you may die in the process, but always remember: I went before you, and those that followed Me also died that you may live. So carry on, My sweets, My loves, My glowing seeds of love, for you will be planted many times over and with each planting, you will die for love and our great and wonderful plan that all started with My Father.” (end of prophecy)
John Chapter 15
“When I take you, My vessel, from your place of usefulness and bring you into My “workshop” to refine you, remake you, and turn you into a better and more useful instrument‚ I like to leave a mark, a sign, a reminder, somewhere in your being, in your makeup‚ that will serve as a “sensitive spot” in your life.”