Yesterday as I was praying for our little part of the church (I am so grateful to God for each of them), I got this word from God for us. It’s possible and, I’m afraid, likely, that some of my own thoughts are sprinkled in here, but if you see also a message from Him for yourself, take out that good part and act on it and be blessed.
Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men. Until you follow Me, how can you expect My benefits? I have told you to fast—I have instructed you to turn toward My word and devour it daily. How can you expect My benefits if you do not eat at My table? My way is not a way of wandering aimlessly. My table is ready, but you must pick up your utensils in your own hands and bring the food—every word that comes from My Father—to your mouth, and eat. In order to hear these words, you must turn away from other amusements for a time. My kingdom is primary. Though you cannot see it, you must know that you know that you know it is the real reality. Fighting through the veil of flesh that clouds and obscures your vision is and must be your primary concern.
In this way, you must fight: Put down the microphone. It is I who must be heard, not you. When you pray, wait before Me like a weaned child—no longer clamoring for attention, but content and trusting. Rest in My arms, knowing I will feed and care for your needs. I have not forgotten My plans for you. In this dispensation (time period, kingdom, situation), you will be weary, but in My presence you will find rest for your soul.
My hardest request for you is this—that you satisfy your needs and longings in Me alone and not in your own desires. The heart’s longings are drowned out by the constant clamoring and whining of the flesh; I need, I want, I require, I will, I won’t . . . .
Request rather that I release you from this clamor—this din. Come away with Me, my love. Come away daily and rest in Me. If you have no time but your mealtime, which do you need more? Which do you feed—flesh or spirit? Only when you say with Me: ‘I have food to eat that you don’t know about—My food is to hear and do My father’s words,’ will you find that rest for your souls that you long for.
I know it is hard, but you must make your way through that veil of your flesh into the presence of My Father, if you are to tap into the strength and provision set apart for you. Your flesh is weary—do not pity it. Rather continue to push—push through—you cannot fail, for I give you just enough strength moment by moment, and before you faint, I will part the way.
Like a chick breaking through the shell, you must persist. I will not permit you to stay in the egg though it was warm and dark and comfortable. It can be so no longer, for your time there has ended. And yes, there are many eggs. This one rests inside a larger and a larger. Only in the glorified state will you break out entirely. But for now, concern yourself with this present battle.
The time has come. Turn away from unnecessary and unprofitable pursuits and seek Me alone. For a time, let Me be all that you see. Turn aside from food—seek My words as your necessary sustenance. Turn aside from false knowledge. Seek My pure words as silver streams of light, enlightening the eyes of your spirit.
Help one another to do this. I will bless your efforts to work together. Take time apart to seek Me alone and I will bless your fellowship with many new directions, lanes, paths. This is My direction: take time away. Take time for Me. After this, come together anew and see what I can do with a people fully My own.
May the Grace and Peace of our God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.