March 18, 2017

MESSAGE "They Will Still Tremble"

*Heard upon awakening: "You were never meant to be confined to a church."
 Meant for ALL... and for the writer.


"You were never meant to be confined to a church.
A church is not prison.
Nor is it a cell in a jail. 
It is not My plan to confine you.
I gave you freedom, not bondage.
Some pastors suffocate their sheep. 
They are suffocating pastors. 
{suffocating = harshly controlling, inhibiting, oppressing} 
They are preaching to a dead flock. 
The life has gone out of them.


Other (shepherds) go too far in the opposite extreme.
They allow their sheep to run free ... often into the clutches of devouring wolves. 
These are the careless, heartless pastors.
They do not care for their charges. {their congregants} 
They are hirelings with personal agendas. 
So, what then? 
What is the healthy balance of liberty? 
To have the very life choked out, or to allow (to be) running blindly about:
 ....neither is desirable to Me.


I am seeking leaders.
Leaders with My love.
My protective instincts.
My awareness. 
My followers. 
Ones with My Spirit guiding (their) every step. 
Ones who really hear My voice ... and try to follow Me. 
They need not be *letter perfect*, but heart perfect. 
They will go where -and when- I send them, and not pre-judge.

These Spirit-shepherds will be My own.
They will truly represent Me.
They will not be *keeping up appearances*.

They will not care about status, prestige, worldly influence, personal vendettas, celebrity, power trips, attention from (the) media, political gain, monetary rewards or fleeting fame.

The shepherds that follow Me wholeheartedly will be a meek, humble lot. 
They will be broken before Me, and will honestly fear Me.
They will still tremble. 
They will quake in My presence.

These contrite, broken ones will lead victoriously.
They will recognize their own utter weakness, and will rely on Me. 
They will honestly admit their human frailty; their obvious sinfulness and their carnal nature. 
They will not feign (not pretend) righteousness.


Those who walk in truth must know Me in My truth. 
Those that strive to walk in My ways, must first know Me. 
They must allow Me to ferret out the religiousness from their souls. They must despise empty platitudes and hollow sayings of mankind. 
You see, I am *above* all the fray.


As you have read, "My ways are not your ways. My thoughts are not your thoughts."
For most, if not all, this is a hard saying. 
Admit it.
You (all of you!) want the direct opposite.
You want YOUR ways to be Mine. 
You want YOUR thoughts to be Mine. 
Alas, this is not so. 
This is not how it works! I created YOU. 
YOU did not create Me.
I am the life-giver. 
I designed your minds.
I give you the very breath of air to keep you alive.


Many are called. I call many, many to be My shepherds.
Through the ages, many have heard.
Few have followed. 
My call is NOT man's call.
My call is distinct. 
Cuts to the core: to the very depths of (your) hearts. 
My call is not a weak, flimsy, whim of man.

My calling comes with a price. 
The price is your very lives. 
Your life, for My life. 
To be offered to Me as a living sacrifice. 
This transaction involves *dying to yourself*. 
This requires humility and a free will. 
This is not a thing to be forced. 
I do not coerce. 
I do not force. 
I do not confine.
I call freely and I lead freely. 
My path is a free path. 
It is one of choice, not force.


When MY heart is beating within you, you will know it. 
You will (begin to) feel My stirrings, My whispers, My words. 
You will (then) be able to feel My (unearthly) compassion for those upon the earth
You will sense My leadings.

Sometimes you will be overwhelmed with My presence.

You will be free, yet guided.
You will be in peace, even in the midst of turmoil.
When you are scared, you will feel My security.
When you are sick, you will know I am with you. 
When you are alone, you will be aware of Me beside you... 
You will be learning My truths, My ways, My directions.


For, indeed, My sheep know My voice ... and where I am, they WILL follow."

*from a message heard 1/18/2009 @ 6:15am
....message ended @ 6:47 (approx. 32 minutes long)

vendatta = an often prolonged series of retaliatory, vengeful, or hostile acts or exchange of such acts ;  blood feud

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