“At that very time He rejoiced greatly in the Holy Spirit, and said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.”
Simple truth is simple! The childlike heart must be able to understand the truth…or it is not truth at all.
IF YOU OBEY...(John 15:10, Deuteronomy 30:10, James 1:23, Exodus 19:5)
IF YOU BELIEVE…(Matthew 21:22, II Chronicles 20:20, John 11:40, I Cor 15:2)
IF YOU REMEMBER…(Deuteronomy 8, Rev 2 :5, Rev 3:3, Psalm 119:55)
IF YOU CONTINUE…(Colossians 1:23, John 8:31, Hebrews 8:9, Romans 11:22, II John 1:9)
IF YOU CONFESS…(Romans 10:9, I John 1:9, I Kings 8:33, Leviticus 26:40 )
IF YOU SUBMIT…(James 4:7, Hebrews 12:9, Psalm 2:12)
IF YOU PERSEVERE…(I Tim 4:16, Hebrews 10:36, Revelations 3:10)
IF YOU SUFFER…(I Peter 4, II Cor 1:5, Job 36:15, I Peter 3:14)
IF YOU JOIN…(Zechariah 2:11, Philippians 3:17, II Timothy 1:8)
IF YOU PURSUE…(Deuteronomy 16:20, Hebrews 12:14)
IF YOU HOLD…( I Corinthians 15:2, John 8:31, Deuteronomy 11:22)
IF YOU DO…(I John 2:1, I John 2:17, Deuteronomy 30:16, Isaiah 58:8)
IF YOU TRUST…(John 12:44, Romans 11:22, II Samuel 22:31, Psalm 37:5)
IF YOU RETURN…( II Chronicles 30:9, Nehemiah 1:9, Jeremiah 4:1, I Kings 8:48)
IF YOU FOLLOW…(John 8:12, I Kings 18:21)
IF YOU KNEW…(John 4:10, Luke 19:22, John 8:19, Matthew 12:7)
IF YOU HUMBLE…( II Chronicles 7:14, James 4:6-7, I Peter 5:6, Matthew 23:12)
IF YOU HAVE…(Romans 8:9, James 2:13)
IF YOU TURN…(Romans 8:13)
IF YOU FORGIVE…(Matthew 6:14, John 20:23, Luke 17:3)
IF YOU SEEK…( Deuteronomy 4:29, I Chronicles 28:9)
IF YOU HEAR…( Hebrews 3:7, Revelations 3:20)
If YOU STAND…(I Thessalonians 3:8)
IF YOU GIVE…(Matthew 16:25, Luke 6:38)
IF YOU REPENT…( Ezequiel 18:30, Luke 13:3, Acts 3:19)
IF YOU LOVE…(John 13:35, John 14:15, Matthew 5:46, Matthew 10:37, Romans 13:8)
IF YOU LISTEN…(Deuteronomy 11:13, Jeremiah 15:19)
IF YOU KEEP…(II Tim 2:21, James 1:25)
IF YOU HONOR…(Ephesians 6:3, I Peter 3:7, Matthew 10:41)
IF YOU PRAY…(Philippians 4:7)
IF YOU CALL…(Proverbs 2:3-4, Isaiah 58 :9, Jeremiah 33:3)
IF YOU *CHOOSE*…(Deuteronomy 30:19, Proverbs 12:26)
YOU WILL KNOW ME AND BE WITH ME! ~THE ONE TRUE GOD ( John 8:19)
IF YOU DISOBEY…(Joshua 23:15, Ephesians 5:6)
IF YOU HARDEN…(Hebrews 3:15)
IF YOU FORSAKE…(Joshua 24:20, I Chronicles 28:9)
IF YOU REBEL…( I Samuel 12:15, Isaiah 1:20)
IF YOU CURSE…(Matthew 5:22)
IF YOU DON’T…(James 2:14, James 3:13, I Peter 3:7, Revelations 2:5)
IF YOU REFUSE…( Isaiah 1:20, Matthew 10:38, Matthew 18:35, Matthew 6:15)
IF YOU FORGET…(Deuteronomy 8:19)
IF YOU *CHOOSE*…(Jeremiah 38:20, Romans 6:16, Romans 6:19, Matthew 7:13)
YOU WILL NOT KNOW ME AND YOU WILL NOT BE WITH ME~ THE ONE TRUE GOD
The Cross of Calvary makes it possible to know Him and be with Him where He is. Right now and forever. The human heart has to respond to His invitation by choosing to exalt God over itself. Many are called to salvation but few are chosen because few choose to submit to the Lordship of Christ here on earth. There is no pride or arrogance in receiving the gift of Christ’s death and resurrection, instead this requires the utmost humility.
The humble heart recognizes that without His mercy, it is lost. The humble heart of the redeemed, knows by the inward witness of the Holy Spirit, that radical obedience and the supernatural ability to live in the world but not be touched by it, are gifts from the Father awarded through His empowering grace.
The lovesick worshiper of Jesus rejects no sinner but will avoid the close association of those living in willful rebellion against God. Willful rebellion is defined as the conscious rejection of the Truth in favor of the lie. Because the person is choosing to live in rebellion against God’s revealed Word, there is a demonic oppression over their life! It has permission to be there because they have chosen their own way over God’s way!
If the Lord leads you to confront the lying spirit which is oppressing them and tormenting them (although they probably won’t see it that way) the first thing you must do is pray! Privately, in fervent intercession BEFORE ever talking to the individual. The majority of the “work” is done here, in the Throne Room. Usually God will give me a “word” to use as a powerful and effective weapon in the battle. A deep psychological trauma that may take a “trained professional” many months or years, will many times be completely healed in a matter of minutes. God created the human mind and is the Master of all that pertains to the human heart…we must never forget that!
I can’t emphasize enough…the person you are ministering to is not the enemy! If you become angry and begin to react in the flesh, the battle will be lost. Gracefully back off and learn the lesson; your heart was not sufficiently prepared to do battle for the freedom of another heart. Seek the face of God and allow Him to better equip you with His love and wisdom for the next battle. There will always be another opportunity to advance the Kingdom!
Learning to wait on God for His release into the battle, is so critical I would much prefer to tell you in person! So imagine I am looking into your eyes and telling you with GREAT PASSION…WAIT FOR GOD TO SAY GO!
YOUR BEST EFFORT, PUT FORTH IN YOUR TIMING AND WITH ALL YOUR EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE, WILL NEVER EVEN COME CLOSE TO ACCOMPLISHING WHAT GOD WILL DO THROUGH YOUR OBEDIENCE IN JUST SECONDS!!!!!
BELIEVE IT, BELOVED. THIS IS HOW THINGS GET DONE IN HEAVEN…FROM THE THRONE ROOM >>>OUTWARDS!!! FROM THE THRONE ROOM OF THE KING OF GLORY>>>TO EARTH!!!
Pray from a distance for those who reject the whole counsel of the Living Word of God. Salvation comes by faith, which is awarded to each one in different measure…and we know that even the smallest measure given, is sufficient to believe unto salvation.
In the very instant the human heart is exposed to the Word of His Truth, a grave accountability becomes present in the life of the hearer. The forsaking of all other gods and the overthrow of the supremacy of self, must now take precedence in every heart that is truly engaged in the pursuit of the One True God. The person who continues to live for the selfish gratification of the flesh, cannot and will not know God. Today is the day of SALVATION. Will you press in to the presence of God in this hour? Allow His fire to purify your heart and remove every mindset and bondage that hinders the flow of His power and love through you!
Willingly receive His burden for the lost…once you walk the earth with His vision, you will never be satisfied with anything less than EVERYTHING JESUS DIED TO GIVE US. It’s true that you will be ruined to selfish pursuits and mindless activities. It’s also true that the rest of your life here on earth will alternately consist of heartbreaking sorrow and unspeakable joy. But one last thought, beloved, sorrow will be present until He returns, right? Let God temper this world’s temporary sorrow with His eternal joy! Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!
Rick Cruz Torres