WORD TO PONDER: REWARDS FOR OBEDIENCE 4/25/07
For years you have walked in My training so that you
would grow in maturity and finally make righteous
choices that please Me. These training sessions have
taken you in circles, because you have not accepted that
I HAVE been raising you through consequences to your
You have wrestled strongly to find your freedom between
following the law and liberty of My Spirit. Your
pendulum has swung radically between those two poles.
You have walked in all or none and never found the
balance. When you made poor choices, you went through a
whole season of such that put you into captivity until I
bailed you out. Then you put the flesh away and walked
in good choices and received wonderful rewards. You
were schooled in both sides but never understood the
balance of what it means to walk in maturity. It is
true that outside of sin, all things are lawful, but not
all things are expedient.
Beloved, you have chosen to go all the way with Me. You
want 100 fold giftings, fruit, and relationship. 100
fold harvest costs something; it requires more seeds in
the ground through death to self. It is true that you
have learned obedience through the things you have
suffered. It is now time to graduate beyond the
schooling and walk in the training of self discipline.
Allow what is edifying back into your life, but with
your own maturity to separate yourself from the spirit
of the world. I will reward you with years of
unanswered prayer and you will finally move forward and
graduate into increase.
1 Cor 6:12 NKJV
All things are lawful for me, but all things are not
helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be
brought under the power of any.
1 Cor 10:23 NKJV
All things are lawful for me, but not all things are
helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all
Rom 8:5-8 NKJV
For those who live according to the flesh set their
minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live
according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For
to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually
minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is
enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of
God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the
flesh cannot please God.
James 4:4-5 NKJV
Do you not know that friendship with the world is
enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend
of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you
think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who
dwells in us yearns jealously"?