"I will defend you.
I am your Defense.
I am your Advocate.
I will cover you in the power of My Blood, which is (also) the power of My mighty resurrection.]
Do not be anxious about what you are to say...for I will give you the words by My Holy Spirit.
HE will speak THROUGH you at the necessary and appropriate times.
Do not fret.
Do not worry.
Do not be anxious.
With every affliction, every sorrow, every test and every trial...there is opportunity to draw close to Me. I will give you (and all My children, My precious sheep) the correct measure of faith (as) needed.
So, come to Me, all of you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Come to Me, just as you are.
I see you AS you are.
Let Me help you carry your burdens. Unload them onto My back. My back was FURROWED for you...and for your heavy burdens.
Cast all your care upon Me, for, indeed, I DO care for you.
Seek Me in those secret places (that) you dwell in: the places dear to you.
When you seek Me with all your heart, you will find Me.
Set your faces(s) like flint: go forth and stay the course.
I am not willing that ANY should perish, and that includes you, My children.
Oh, My backsliding children:
Yes, I am *married* to the backslider, My Word says. That implies relationship, covenant, promise, trust, committment, love and concern.
I am eternally concerned for you, My flock. (My wayward flock.)
I am going out into the pastures looking for you.
I AM CALLING YOUR NAMES...
seeing where you are.
Some (of you) hear Me...and some hear Me and ignore Me,
and over again.
A warning: I will not always be heard.
One day My sheep will be with Me in eternity. (The *eternal sheepfold*, if you will.)
So, IF you can hear me calling to you through the pages of this letter
- this message -
I (do) admonish you to heed
(hear and listen to)
I am calling out of My deep, profound love and concern for you.
Yes, I WILL defend you, but only with a repentant heart and a broken, contrite spirit."
####### From a message heard on 10-25-2005 at 12:13am
PROVERBS 18:10 "The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and are safe."
PSALM 59:16,17 "But I will sing of Your power; yea, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning: for You have been my defense in the day of my trouble.
Unto You, oh my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy."
PSALM 94:22 "but the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge."
I JOHN 2:1b "...if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous..."
ISAIAH 50:7 "For the Lord God will help me; therefore I shall not be confounded: therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed."
PSALM 129:3 "The plowers plowed upon My back: they made long their furrows."
furrows =cuts, stripes, ridges, indentations, grooves (wound marks from the scourging/whipping of Jesus Christ)
JEREMIAH 3:14 "Turn, oh backsliding children, says the Lord; for I am married unto you..."