Quote by Nicole:"I am tired of people saying that you can be a dead beat Christian, lukewarm and get a free ride. OK maybe Jesus will rapture a lot of people who were saved but not totally on fire and watching because of His awesome grace and the power of His blood and prove me wrong because it has not happened yet.....but like many believers have seen INCLUDING Choo Thomas, there are MANY people who are raptured who are left outside the gates of Heaven to stay in the Valley until a considerable amount of time passes. And from what my son has seen in a dream, that there are people who are walking around in a Valley and yes they escape the wrath to come, but they cannot enter into Heaven yet and at least the millennium passes."Dear Nicole,In love and in response to this quote, I will reply by a TRUE and irrefutable, Thus says the Lord:Thus says the Lord:Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh His strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited.Blessed is man who trust in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out his roots by the river, and will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jer 17: 5-8
His Word IS TRUTH! JESUS is the WORD
I wanted to also point out your eloquent description concerning your dogs and your personal experience with each of them as it relates to our Lord. This is what I received from it.
On the one hand, God in His awesome glory has chosen to give you a day to day example of His work in us. Praise Him!
The one dog, who seems to have it all together, is the one that displays to you daily, the very act of Jesus throwing our many sins, into the sea of forgetfulness. When God looks at us [those that are His], He ONLY sees Jesus the Christ, who has paid the FULL price for each and every one of our sins; past, present and future.
The other dog, who needs more attention, much more, shows you daily how Christ, no matter how far He has to go to save and rescue one of His own, even to the day of death...HE WILL. The PERFECT example that is used quite often...The Thief on the Cross! Right up to the very day of His death. Why? Because he BELIEVED in his heart! Because Jesus KNOWS those who are HIS. He will not lose ONE!
Nicole, in my time here at the Doves, I have NEVER seen or read any post that has been written, supporting the truth and full understanding of Grace through Faith, by anyone suggesting, encouraging, promoting, or teaching others, that it is ok to continue in their sin without consequence, based on their verbal declaration of the sinners prayer. What I have read, are the many post lately that are desperately trying to help others come out of bondage of ones own works and into His rest, by helping, supporting and teaching others to receive the grace that Jesus offers through His precious blood and work He did on the cross. And it is working, for this is a revival [so to speak], but it is a revival of people who are waking up and coming out from amongst her [the gospel of bondage] and into His marvelous light! They are free! They are now reading the bible in a whole new light, with a whole new direction and with a whole new purpose, and are able to see through the muckity-muck! HE is purifying and spiritually preparing ALL of His people! HE... is doing it! HE, is compelling them to write about and tell others of this freedom they have found. He will get to each and every one of us, in His time. Sometimes it takes one longer than the other and with much discipline for some.
"Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." Heb 12:11
My prayer for you, is that you will truly discern and take heed to what is really being said within these post; to come into the knowledge of the truth of His grace, without the trust in what men have seen, heard or dreamed... but in the truth of Christ and Him Alone. One must ask themselves, how much of what they are declaring points all men to Christ or to themselves?
For Christ has said:
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: Who can know it? I the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways. According to the fruit of his doings. Jer 17:9-10
I believe we as the body have gone way too far in our presumptuousness and have hurt the body in ways that are very displeasing and hurtful to the Lord. Because we have willingly and deceivingly, turned more to ourselves and our fellowman for truth, than to our beloved Savior, who is the Christ! As I write this I cry and I am so sorry Lord. Please Father call us back to You and Your ways, Your thoughts, Your teachings. Help us to remember, Your love for us because we were the generation that You were expecting to come that believed in You, though we did not see. But we have turned to a generation that only now believe because of what we see and have come to rely heavily on the dreams, visions, inspirations and prophetic messages of others. Lord Jesus I want You to find faith is us when You come, so Father please deliver us from the deception Satan is trying to drench us in right at the time we are expecting You! You oh Lord, are our strength, our hope, our sole support, our guide through this dark hour. You, oh Lord, are the Sovereign One, the one that has done...it...all. You Lord, are the One worthy of all praise, for we are nothing and can do nothing. Let us bow our knee before You Jesus, the Lord of lords and King of kings. Let us see what the enemy is trying to do to us, Your purified Bride, Your faithful servants, Your sanctified ones, a people who are all Your own. Let us believe what You have stated in Your word...that Your grace is sufficient for us. You, oh Lord has given us a great example in our brother Paul. I thank You for it. You have given us all we need to know from the beginning to the ending, and have directed Your Spirit in us to lead us into all truth. You have satiated our appetite with Your word Lord, let us adore You faithfully as we get back to the truths of what YOU have to say. Let us wholeheartedly and faithfully trust in You and ONLY You Lord. Forgive us for the confusion we have caused others looking on and to the body of believer's, for drawing men to ourselves instead of pointing them to You oh Lord. Let each and every word we speak be justified when they are spoken because they are verified through Your Holy, Inerrant and Righteous word. May Your grace abound in our hearts as we acknowledge the wrongs we have done and make it right. May we take heed to truth, as we turn away from the desire of adoration of our flesh and turn back to You, the Sovereign Lord, God and King of the universe, the hope of glory.
Blessed Be His Name