Moments with Jesus
As the time of my coming draws near, I am visiting each of you who professes my name, and searching your hearts to see if you are in agreement with my principles and my laws in every area of your mind.* I am not doing this to find fault in you, but to reveal to you the things that would come between you and me, and the areas of your life that need cleansing. These are revealed to you if you are awake and listening for my voice. You see, I cannot and will not blot out any sin in your life that you are still tolerating and practicing, either in your mind or in your behavior. If I blot out your sins while you are still practicing them, I would not be a truthful witness. [Rev. 3:14.] This is not done even in your own courts of law. Therefore, in order to blot out your sins in the time of refreshing [Acts 3:19], I must have your attention and your full cooperation. I love to do this work for you, because it gives me pain to see you laboring under the yoke of bondage that the devil puts upon you. Remember that he is the accuser of the brethren [Rev. 12:10], and he accuses you day and night before me; so if you are content to continue in sin, his accusations will be correct, for if you regard sin in your heart [Ps. 66:18], I am obliged to allow you to reap the results of your choices and let Satan continue to have influence in your life. But if you cry out to me for help, cleansing, and victory, I will send holy angels to wrestle with the evil forces and drive them away and give you a pure heart that is responsive to my Spirit. [Ps. 18:1-21.]This is the work that I have been doing since sin entered into the world. I am the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world [Rev.13:8] and I have always been working to save everyone who will come to me for help, cleansing, victory, and protection from the evil one.
But now the sands of time are running out, and probation is about to close. I am already loosening the winds of strife [Rev. 7:1-3], and very little time is left. This means that every effort must be put into the work of heart searching and cleansing, preparatory to the sealing and the latter rain. Up to now, my people have largely been waiting to do this when the Sunday law becomes an issue. But I warn you not to put it off until then, for the devil is making stealthy preparations which will take many people by surprise, for he is like a lion after its prey, who hides in the weeds until is too late for his victim to escape. I will accept anyone who comes to me even now, but please warn everyone not to delay coming into the ark of safety until it is too late to prepare their hearts to be ready to meet me without guile. I love everyone, but not everyone loves me. And most who profess my name are my servants in name only. This grieves my Father and me greatly, but my love is requited by my true-hearted believers who have accepted the conditions of salvation by faith. Therefore the subject of my message today is 'trust."
It is not easy to trust in a world where everything is unsafe, and tragedy can happen in a moment of time. Only those whose hearts have been fully given to me can know what it means to have peace of mind and heart no matter what the circumstances may be. As I said to my disciples, "Let not your heart be troubled." In the same way you believe in my Father, "believe also in me." [John 14:1, 27.] Belief and trust go together, and yet there is a difference. Belief indicates that you have come to a decision that I am who I say I am, and that my words and promises are true. Trust is a result of throwing one's whole weight upon the words and principles that I teach, holding nothing back, and dedicating one's entire life to serving in my kingdom. Those who refuse to do this do not know how much they lose by rejecting my offer to eternal life!
But just as it takes faith and trust to enjoy the convenience of aeronautical flight, so it takes faith and trust to believe that I can guide your life. That is why it is so important for my faithful servants to share their own experiences with others who may be hesitant to believe. Do you realize how important it is to save even one person from eternal death? What joy it will be for you to see that person praising around the throne in heaven! Nothing is more important than sharing with others the faith and trust you have in me, and inspiring them with the desire to have what you have. The stars in your crown will be the smallest reward for seeing a soul that you have helped by your testimony to trust in me and be saved and receive eternal life.
Now go to your day's activities, but be open and ready to touch the life of someone who can benefit by your example. Many will be the people in heaven whose lives have been touched by the loving ministry of another person, and encouraged to throw their whole wait upon their testimony of faith and trust in me. Though you cannot see me now, you will see me soon. And the greatest joy you receive will be in seeing your family and friends who are in heaven because of your testimony. Can we walk together today along the pathways of your life? If you do, your faith and trust in me will grow and you will blossom as a rose of Sharon in the garden of God! Lovingly, Jesus.
*Ps. 139:1, 2, 23, 24; Jer. 17:10; 1 Chron. 28:9; Rom. 8:27; 1 Cor. 2:10; Rev. 2:23.