I continue being humbled by the long-running theme of how Deut 19:15 (a matter is established by the mouth of two or three witnesses) applies to what arises for this blog! Now, the Lord speaks to two modern-day servants about the parable of the ten minas in Luke 19.
Thursday tasks, correspondence and blogging action list for four weeks ago today (4×7 days) 23rd February is shown below because it applies to what I heard from the Lord first thing the following Tuesday (28th):
The ‘Occupy’ item resulted in this post quoting Chris G Bennett and Bishop J.C .Ryle’s classic Are You Ready For The End Of Time? (Read all blog’s ‘Occupy’ posts here)
Now four weeks later our dear sister posts this, which I share and refer to an online chat on 27th February in a bible group about the Asbury outpouring:
Here’s what Veronika published on 21st March at His Kingdom Prophecy based upon Luke 19.13 (KJV):
TAKE IT! TAKE IT NOW!! OCCUPY ‘TIL HE COMES!!!
“I Say Take It! Take It Now! And Occupy Till I Come!”
I hear The Spirit say, ”As you decrease, so I will Increase! As you go lower, so I will take you higher!
For I will resist the proud and the arrogant, and those who are puffed up in their own achievements and amazing accomplishments — have no part in Me.
Beloved, you have a high calling! You are My Ambassadors, My Representatives on the earth.
There is no need to hold on to the honour and recognition that the world bestows, but rather, embrace the Grace that I give to the Humble, for a broken and contrite heart mark those who have been chosen for true Greatness.
So, lay aside your own abilities, your plentiful resources, and your fierce determination to do things in your might and human power, and let My Spirit bring you Guidance.
Let My Holy Spirit pour into your life, like the oil that fueled Zechariah’s lamp-stand.
I tell you, human weakness is no obstacle, for My Power is perfected in the face of hardships, times of difficulty and persecution. When you are weak, I AM Strong!
Let Me free you from your enemies, and not with weapons, armies, or horses and charioteers, but by My Power, as The LORD your God.
Let My Spirit guarantee you Success and Victory, in the midst of conflict and chaos.
I say to you, do not be anxious about the future; wars and rumours of wars; the rising fuel prices and the cost of living; what you will eat and what you will wear!
Has not My Mercy always made a way where there seemed no way?
Has not My Grace always been sufficient for you?
And has not My Wisdom brought unexpected answers and timely solutions?
My Child, can you think of one time in your life when My Love ran out on you?
NO! For did I not promise, to never — no never! — no never, to leave you, nor abandon you?
But Look! Though the Storm Clouds are gathering — fear not! — for The Light of My Glory lines every dark cloud on the horizon, and My Grace flows beneath every cross-current, for surely I tell you, even the contrary Winds will only accelerate you closer to the Divine Destiny I have for you!
Stop leaning on your own understanding and thinking you know what is best! Every obstacle on your path, and every valley on your journey, only propels you higher and takes you deeper into the place of Promise and greater Prosperity, that has been prepared for you.
I only give the greatest battles to My Strongest Warriors. I AM purposeful and deliberate in all that I do in your life. [RB: note well underscoring re next post]
Seasons of testing and trials are inevitable, though I understand you may seek at times after a life of ease and comfort.
I know, that this would be counter-productive, even destructive, to the Destiny I have for you. My Ways may seem harsh, and My methods controversial — and even contradictory to the ways of the World — But I AM more concerned about your Character, Beloved, than I AM about your comfort and ease.
A True Disciple is what I AM fashioning and forming within you.
One who will see the violent Winds and the raging Waves, and will fearlessly and courageously step out of the boat — to walk on the waters with Me.
One who has no fear of man, and will walk into the fiery furnace with Me.
One whom I can trust, in whom to manifest My Glory on the Earth, Beloved.
So be patient! Hold fast! Though the days are getting darker, the Light of My Glory is getting brighter.
Know that sufferings and afflictions are all working towards a consuming Glory, a Glory that shall diminish the darkness!
Therefore, lift up your voices — not in complaining or in unbelief — but in high Praises coming from a heart full of Hope, Expectation and Faith.
Rejoice in the Victory promised but not yet seen! Celebrate in advance for the Triumph that is already yours.
Let the sound of a New Song fill and shift the atmosphere of doubt and fear. Satan cannot stand in the presence of Praise, his demonic assignments are cut down, and his evil deeds are dismantled and demolished.
Finally Beloved, Mighty Overcoming Ones, let this day not be a day of lethargy and passivity, regrets and complacency, but let this be the hour that you Arise as My Spiritual Storm-Riders!
As you place your life under My Loving Hand, I will lift you up, and strengthen your bones!
Only believe that I have formed and fashioned you for higher things, to Rule and Reign from heavenly places, that you may take the land I have allotted to you, as your Kingdom Inheritance.
I say, Take It! Take It Now! And occupy till I come!”
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West
Hello Richard, This has nothing (really) to do with your post but was a convenient way to contact you. Perhaps you have been made aware of a prophetic word released by Amanda Grace that contained a brief word about renewal in England. I copied it below. Here is the url for the article. https://amandagrace4him.blogspot.com/. I pray to see this happen. Mark Jenson
New England says the Lord, there shall be a NEW ENGLAND THERE SHALL IN THE AREA OF THE NORTHEAST AND THERE SHALL BE A RENEWING OF ENGLAND ACROSS THE OCEAN SAYS THE LORD, THE PARLIAMENT SHALL FALL ON ITSELF AND A COMPLETE OVERHAUL WILL BE NEEDED AS THE PEOPLE IN ENGLAND WILL BECOME SO RESTLESS THEY WILL FLOOD THE STREETS DEMANDING CHANGE, A SEA OF PEOPLE SAYS THE LORD, THE FEAR WILL TURN INTO A BURNING DESIRE FOR CHANGE SAYS THE LORD, THERE SHALL BE A RENEWAL OUT OF ENGLAND AND A MOVE OF GOD THAT WILL BE HISTORIC, WATCH THE TIMING OF SUCH.
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Thank you Mark and appreciate your citation. Another regular supported had contacted me and I noticed opening paras’ relevance for my current focus.
Thank you for this interesting post Richard. This kind of thing has been on my mind lately – do I use the gifts God gives me adequately? Unfortunately I find a certain amount of confusion in wondering whether my talents and abilities should be counted as part of those gifts. Veronica’s prophecy which you quote there contains the phrase ‘lay aside your own abilities’… and yet that sounds like laying aside some things which God has given me. I would find that hard to accept, not (I hope) primarily because I’m hung up on my own greatness, but because I’m aware that some of my talents, like everyone I suppose, seem to be innate, which would mean they are from God – and I can’t think why God would give me talents if he didn’t want me to use them. Yet on the other hand we know his power is made perfect in weakness.
I don’t really know what to make of it all!
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Talents, God-given abilities and Holy Spirit giftings ARE what Jesus gives us to use for the Kingdom, as in Luke 19. I think Veronika means whatever we’ve built up for ourselves to handle life.
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I see – yes, perhaps she does. That would make sense. Thanks Richard.
(By the way, I initially inadvertently replied using my work account – would you mind deleting that comment, as I don’t seem to be able to? Thank you.)
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You’re more than welcome and pleased I happened to be able to respond quickly Jonathan. Deleted original remark (as it was new address it was held for my approval anyway).