Sunday, 3 April 2022

From Heaven With Love

 Scripture:  John 3 v 27: "John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven."

John the Baptist, whom Jesus said was actually the prophet Elijah (for those who understand the Order of Melchizedek with multiple entry visas to Earth!), had discovered that everything comes to us from our Father in Heaven.

Matthew 11 v 13 - 15:  "For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14  And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
15  He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
(Words of Jesus).

We come from Heaven.  Our Father knew us there even telling Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1 v 5: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."

In Romans and Ephesians the Word says we are the people whom God foreknew.  He knew us as people before we were born on Earth.  He knew what we would become because He had thoroughly planned it all before He started implementing it. 

He had major tasks for people like Abraham, Noah, Moses, Samuel, David, and all the prophets.  He knew the disciples of Jesus before they were born, including Mary who was chosen and prepared in Heaven to be the mother of Jesus.

She was not aware beforehand of what she had to become, but when Gabriel the Archangel came to tell her, she was quick to accept it.  No delaying tactics like let me pray and discuss this with my family and fiance, Joseph.  This young woman was ready to do what was asked without any hesitation.

When people are chosen for a certain role, like Joan of Arc for example, they receive this input before they are conceived, while still in Heaven.  They may not know how they will accomplish God's purpose, but they trust Him to also prepare those who will be around them to follow His plan.  

In Joan's case the Dauphin of France, had to listen to her strange story, believe her prophecies, and equip her to do battle against the British, so that he could be crowned at Rheims.  What she achieved eventually ended the Hundred Year War.  Still a Heroine of France today.

The calling of God can appear at any age.  For Moses it was at his birth, being saved from death by being floated down the Nile in a basket made of reeds.  Pharoah's daughter found him and adopted him, thereby shielding him under Pharoah's nose, who wanted every Hebrew boy baby slaughtered.  Moses was 80 years old when he led the Jews out of Egypt.

The parents of John the Baptist were very old, Elisabeth was well past child-bearing age, when Zacharias her husband was told by Archangel Gabriel that he was about to become a father.  It was all about timing so that John and Jesus would be close in age when Jesus would be baptized of him in the Jordan River.  That would begin the Earthly ministry of Jesus.

Paul was a Pharisee who distrusted and despised Christians.  He knew the Law intimately and used it to imprison and even kill Christians.  Then he had his Damascus Road encounter with our Lord Jesus.

Acts 9 v 3 - 7: "And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
4  And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5  And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
6  And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
7  And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man."

This is the most profound conversion we can read about.  From hatred to love.  Only a face to face encounter with the resurrected, Heavenly Jesus could turn this stubborn Jew around, so that's what it took.  When he knew Jesus was real there was no hesitation.  He called everything he had learned under the Law, dung, and deleted it from his life.

There are so many confused and deceived Christians who are trying to live under the Law, keeping the Sabbath, trying to be Jewish, not realising that Jesus died to end the era of the Law and bring in the era of Grace.  They have compromised their salvation and may lose their place in Heaven.  

I have challenged some of them and been told that I have not reached the secret level of understanding as yet to receive this revelation.  I have received much from Heaven and am blessed with that.

My role in these blogs is as an Intercessor, to warn and inform of danger that the watchmen are alerted to before others are aware of it.  I know from genuine feedback that people are grateful for these blogs because the churches they are in dish out sugar-coated sermons that do not equip them for battle.

The Lord loves you and wants you to be safe, protected and aware.  If my words seem insensitive, or gloom and doom, they are intended to shake you out of lethargy or self-righteousness.  We all make mistakes but when we do we must admit them, put them right, be forgiven and move on.

We are on our way home to Heaven and its a pretty thorny path.  Our Father longs for us to be with Him for eternity but there are still dangerous twists and turns to negotiate.

It is time to put aside personal issues and through true fellowship be cleansed by His Blood, and made whole.  It is time to realise that the end is near and we all need each other to be watching our backs as we confront enemy forces.  We are all part of God's Heavenly plan and need to know His perfect will and do it.  This frustrates and undoes the schemes of the enemy to halt us in our tracks.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, we have no memory of our home in Heaven but we long for it sincerely.  Our loved ones who are already there are waiting for the joyful reunion with us all.  Let us walk the strait and narrow path that Jesus made for us, to reach eternity as spotless as Him.  In Jesus' name. Amen.