(Jesus speaking: )
It’s not something you can see, this seal that is placed on the foreheads of My brides, believers and confidants. They shall see and know things that others can’t, because in their humility they accept the torture for believing on Me. Their faith knows no limits, and this is how they will rise above. They long to please Me, and just as I in My suffering too, yea in my utmost anguish of heart and mind and body while fulfilling scripture and placing Myself as the offering for sin, pleased God; so will the suffering of My believing and faithful brides please Me. When someone is willing to suffer and die for the love of God and brethren, I weep, yea I tremor with heart wracking tears. This is love. You wonder what love is? This is love. I say “love your brethren” and this is what it means—laying down your life for another, that the cause of Christ be promoted and upheld. Those who are not willing to lay themselves down in daily, hourly, lifelong sacrifice to promote the cause of the Kingdom, don’t have true love. For love is the fulfilling of the law. Love is obedience, fulfilling My Word. You cannot have true love, as the Bride of the Redeemer, and keep your life, save your life, and withhold. He or she that withholds is not a true lover. Just as to withhold Myself in the hour you needed My love to be shown, giving up the life I had on Earth, would not have been love. Why do you want to hold back? Is it pain you fear? That is to say pain has power over you. Just as much as an addiction to something hurtful can have power over you. Don’t give in to fear, or it will ruin your life. Throw it off. It should have no power over you.
This freedom: to serve and follow Me, to live without fear of the conditions and circumstances, pain and hardship; to just do as you are bidden, and leave the consequences up to Me; to love not your lives, even unto the death. And will be death for so many believers, not because I am unrighteous, but because I am, and I wish to release them from the clutches of the devourer and pleasure them in My Kingdom of love. Here they will be nourished.
Those who stay on and power on with the flaming power of God’s message and are tortured and tormented for doing so are given extra strength and empowerment. That’s why it says in the book of Revelations that the Beast and that whole wicked team were to be “tormented day and night”. If My believers, My humble, honest, give-their-all brides and warriors were troubled day and night, yea if for their lifetime they find no rest, so will they who oppose them be given no rest—it’s just that their “lifetime” in the world to come is much longer. I can do bigger and badder things than they and others thought that a “nice loving God” can or would choose to do. I can be as bad to the bad guys as I can be good to My believing followers.
Just as good, and beyond-belief rewards are given out to the faithful; to those who have not shared loyalties with the enemy but stayed true to Me and to My plan, so will bad consequences be dished out to the willfully, rebellious wicked, and the consequences will be beyond anything they imagined. They thought they could dream up torments and lash out pain on My little family on Earth? They didn’t invent evil and bad things. They invented nothing. They are simply using on My sheep what is actually going to be done to them, but on a much bigger scale. They want to play the ‘bad game’; I own the rights to it and will win. They want to engage in “tribulation” warfare with Me and My Family on earth? That is what they will get. They will so regret they ever even looked the way of torment, dragging My humble believers off to be used by them in wicked ways. I have things to show THEM, “great and mighty things” that they certainly know not. Great— as in big—will be their payback. And they will be so, ever so sorry for it.
And the game ends the way it starts. All losers, all Lucifer’s losers, will be in the “taken” pile and off the board game, and I’ll begin setting up My side of the board again. Only this time, once my players are in place, there are no evil ones to play against. Then I ask you to sit on the other side of the board and show what pieces you have. Your wins for Me while on Earth are like the pieces you will have to work with when you and I sit down to play this next game together. It is a game of instruction. I will teach you strategy and lessons, and what are winning moves and what are not. It’s like a Father-child game in a school of learning.
You think this life here is all there is to it, that this is all there is to learn? No, My dear ones, this is just one room in My vast school for My children. Not everyone comes here, as it’s a tough place to learn. But those who do and come out winners, having played the game of life well, are truly glad. They get honors and rewards given only to those who entered and passed the test of Earth class. It gives you a certain rank. It is the different things you know and have gone through that earn you titles. –That is, that you can be called on to do this job or another, for you know what you need to know to do it well. Passing in Earth school gives you the ability to be entrusted with different jobs and services and honors. –Like ambassadors have to know things about the country they are sent to; and have to act like a good citizen of the one they belong to, while they work to bring good relations between the two. How else will the rulers of the World to Come, in the thousand year reign, know how to help those on Earth, if they haven’t lived there and been trained, knowing the hardships and struggles? If you want to be a ruler in Kingdom Come, and be able to get this place in shape, so that many more can have the chance to believe and live for Me, then you have to suffer for Me first, and go through life’s struggles. It’s par for the course. So if you suffer, then you are qualified to reign, and have earned it as well.
“When someone is willing to suffer and die for the love of God and brethren, I weep, yea I tremor with heart wracking tears. This is love.”