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Jewels From Judy

Friday, January 04 2008

An Exhortation From The Father's Heart To Yours: Follow In Your Daddy's Footsteps

There is something My church needs to see if they are going to survive the onslaught of the enemy and build My kingdom.  First they need to be wise in where they get their counsel.  The church has become more concerned with the business aspect than the spiritual aspect of building My kingdom.
When My Son was twelve and was found teaching in the temple, He was not talking to them about how to increase their numbers or how to get people to give more money.  He was teaching in the temple the truths of My kingdom.  He spoke of My love and mercy and how I have a faithful heart He was practicing with the keys I gave Him to unlock the door of legalism.  He was practicing with the keys I gave Him to unlock the hearts of man and particularly the hearts of the religious leaders.  He was setting the stage for the Veil to be torn so that mankind would be free to come to My Throne of Grace in their urgent times of need.*
Today My apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers tend to seek counsel to "Grow their ministry" outside of Me.  They read books and attend seminars to receive the "how to's" of the ministry instead of coming to Me!  What did Jesus tell you in John 5:19?

Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does."

And in John 8:28?

So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on My own but speak just what the Father has taught Me."

If the Son of Man did nothing on His own except what He saw His Father doing, then why does My Church think they can gain wisdom outside of My counsel?  If My people who are called by My name would humble themselves and come to Me in sincere reverence and trust Me to show them what to do, then they would build My kingdom to My specifications and not man's.
Didn't Paul warn the Galatians they could not finish in the flesh what was started in the Spirit? So why do My church builders think I call them into ministry for them to take the world's counsel on how to complete it?  There is a place for teaching, but when those I have called seek advice outside of My leading, then failure to complete My objective is at hand.
What is tragic is they can look successful from a worldly standpoint, yet be failing miserably in kingdom building. These are those who will come to Me saying, "Lord! Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from Me, you evildoers!" (See Matthew 7:20-23)
So be wise for the days are evil. (See Ephesians 5:16)
Now I speak to the small ministries - those with little help or financial support.  Do not be dismayed at your size and do not speak doubt and unbelief into what I Am birthing in you.  I set before you life and death.  Choose life.  (See Deuteronomy 30:19) Say no more, "I am just one person." You are looking at yourself from your perspective and not Mine.  If you continue to see yourself small, then you will remain as "grasshoppers" in your own sight.  Come to where I Am and you will not see the lack you will see the abundance. If you do then you will be confident in saying, "We can do it!  We are well able to do it!"  (See Numbers 13:30-33)
Speak what you have been shown in the secret place - from My Throne of Grace.  Do not follow the others who will point you to the world's system and its trappings.  Follow in your Daddy's footsteps and eat what I give you.  You will eat the good of the Land.

*Because there is no direct Scripture to verify what Jesus was talking about in the temple, I would caution my readers to take this fact under consideration. I include it as I believe it is what the Father was saying to me and because it does line up with His teachings as an adult.  The essence of this word is about our coming to the Lord to receive guidance and counsel in how to build His kingdom, and it is my hope that you are spurred on by this exhortation to seek His face and hear His voice and follow Him.  (1 Corinthians 14:32)

Many blessings in the Father's Love,
Judy Bauman

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