Moments with Jesus
You are in my thoughts today because you are the sheep of my pasture and the focus of my heart. This is the time that was spoken of by the prophets as the time of the latter rain. [Zech. 10:1.] It is beginning to fall even now, but in order to receive it you must be in daily communion with me so that you will not miss the gems of light that I am sending to those who are attentive to my voice. I have something for each of you today and every day until I come in the clouds of heaven to take you home with me. It is imperative that the lines of communication are kept open between earth and heaven, because your enemy, the devil, walks about like a lion [1 Pet. 5:8] seeking its prey, and except for the protection that I provide for my chosen ones, he will use every avenue to attempt to lure you from my side.
Now for the topic of today. It is "attitude." This is a vital topic because what you think and feel has everything to do with how each day will go, and eventually whether you will be ready for heaven. The heart is the seat of your emotions and thoughts, and indicates the tenor of your life. Some are born with hereditary patterns of thinking which is inherited from their parents and the generations before them that makes right thinking and feeling very difficult. But all have sinned and come short of the glory, or character, of God, so in one sense all are equal before the throne of judgment. It is true that the advantages at birth are not all equal. However, advantages or disadvantages do not determine salvation. What determines salvation is attitude. What I mean is this: what a person does with their circumstances determines the outcome of their destiny. My Spirit seeks out every person and labors with them to seek for more light. For some, disadvantages can be a blessing, for it impels them to seek for help in order to overcome their circumstances. When anyone seeks for help to improve, I am there to encourage them and provide openings of providences for further light. But for the majority of people, the Spirit speaks in vain, for they do not have ears to hear me, for Satan holds them captive unless they reach out to me for help.
Here is where you, as my emissaries for truth, come into the picture. Your example, your encouragement, your words of comfort, hope, and instruction can heighten their desire for something better than they have, and lead them to seek me for help. And my promise is sure: "Seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you." [Matt. 7:7.]
Another facet of attitude is perseverance. Press your petitions to the throne - not because I am loath to answer, but because of the hardness of the human heart which needs to be broken and softened in order to hear my still small voice. You cannot force me to answer by figuratively jumping around and shouting as the heathens do to get the attention of their gods. I hear you, and I am aware of your needs before you call to me, and I already have a plan for your relief. But we must be in harmony for the blessing to fall upon you. We must be in agreement, and there must be a humble, submissive Spirit in order for you to hear my gentle voice in your heart. The raucous noises of the world must be tuned out, and in the quietness of your heart and in submission to my will, you will hear me speaking to you and guiding you in safe paths.
I have a divine plan for each one of you, made from the foundation of the world. I have always known you and I have a perfect plan for your life, and when you come to me, I will work out the plan for you day by day as you follow me. You must learn to follow me in the dark times as well as the light, for the world and its inhabitants are generally not of my Spirit, and darkness is endemic with those who choose to follow Satan, because he is the prince of darkness and ruler of all who choose to follow him. This means that when you are in the presence of those who have not surrendered their lives to me and chosen to be a part of my kingdom of light, you will sense the presence of evil angels around some people. This is why you must be very careful whom you bring into the inner circle of your life. Some have destroyed their lives by choosing wrong friends or marriage partners. When you are witnessing for me you are safe as long as you keep the lines of communication open between you and me. But if you are even witnessing for me but do not keep connected to me, there is danger. Remember the men who we're trying to cast out demons in my name [Acts 19:13-16] and were overcome because they were not in harmony with my Spirit? This came from an attitude of pride and self-serving, and thus there was no spiritual power.
So it is with those who are attempting to follow my commandments and laws without a personal love relationship with me. They will be disappointed when I come, for to all such believers I will have to say, I never knew you. Of course, you understand that I mean that they never opened up their hearts to me, but tried to enter heaven by their own merits. Works can never produce a heavenly attitude, for it is the opposite of humility of heart and purity of motives as a reason for desiring heaven. David said,
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer." Ps. 19:14.
This is the attitude that opens the windows of heaven to receive all the blessings that I have in store for you. So what about today? If you are desirous of walking with me today, I am willing and waiting to guide your footsteps and protect you and speak to you throughout the day. An attitude of faith and love is all I require, and as you walk with me, these attributes will grow and mature as you see their results in your life. Turn off the radio, turn off the TV, and seek me in the quietness of your soul, for that is where I reside in all who seek me and find me for life eternal.
Now go to the activities of your day, but keep me in your heart so that I can guide and protect you from the plans of the evil one who is seeking for your destruction. Those who follow me now are special targets of the devil because you are a threat to his plans to conquer the world and take it from me. But you need not fear him, for I am with you and will send my angels to surround you with my protection if you dwell under the shadow of my wings. [Ps. 91:4.] So take my hand again today and you will dwell in the safety of my pavilion. [Ps. 27:5.] Lovingly, Jesus.