The days hasten on toward my coming, and I am pleased to see my true followers coming into line with truth and getting ready to meet me in peace. The subject for today is "watchfulness." In spite of the many signs that are taking place in the earth, it is the natural response of mankind to return to "business as usual" when the crisis is past. But my faithful ones are responding to my call and preparing their lives for my soon coming. Therefore, the object of my message today is to be alert and watchful for opportunities to share what you know with others. There are so many normal things that must be done just to keep up with the demands of everyday living, that there is very little time for reaching out to the work beyond your immediate circle. But I would like to emphasize this morning the necessary work described in Isaiah 57:14:
"And it will be said: build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people." NIV.
Here is described a work to be done in the last days to prepare a people to be ready for my coming. In any crisis I have always had at least one person through whom I could speak who has stood out above others, who knew me and my will and forged a pathway through the darkness of error to follow my voice and my precepts so that others could follow their example and leadership. Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Daniel, the prophets of old, and more modern leaders such as Martin Luther, and the leaders in the 1844 movement are examples. These studied the truths which were revealed to them and went forward, preparing the way for others to follow.
Now it is time for stalwart men and women of faith to forge a pathway of truth and light for others who are seeking, or who are in the valley of decision. At this time darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people [Isa. 60:2], but I am now prepared to fulfill the remainder of this verse, "but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee." The glory that is described here is the glory of my final display of truth for the world to see through my cleansed people who receive the latter rain and preach the final message of warning to the world:
"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached into heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." [Rev. 18:4, 5.]
The leaders of Protestantism have reached across the gulf and grasped the hand of the papacy, thus paving the way for the last great movements against my truth and my people. While there is yet a measure of freedom, the cry must go forth from my people to warn the world about what is coming upon the earth. However, a great many of my people have capitulated to the modern Protestant concept that my grace and my sacrifice covers their sins, and that sin will not be eradicated until I come. This is taking the easy way out of the sin problem in their lives, for it takes no effort, and no cleansing and death to the carnal nature.
I will not accept or bless such teachings, for it is a symptom of the Laodicean condition of lukewarmness, and I will spew all who hold to such teachings out of my mouth, for I cannot intercede much longer for those who believe and teach these false doctrines to my people. A cleansing of my threshing floor must take place [Isa.41:15, 16], for they lead the gullible astray and keep them asleep in their sins until it is too late. To those who know the truth I say, arise and shine, for the way must be prepared for those who are honest in heart and searching for the truth you have about how to prepare for the end of all things.
So again I say, be watchful! Watch for the leading of my voice in your hearts and the doors to open for you to witness to others who are searching for the light that you have. Watch for opportunities to speak to hungry souls to whom I send to you. Take out the obstacles of confusion between truth and error and make a plain path for them to see and follow. Heal the wounds that sin has made which blinds their eyes to my love. Help them discern the difference between my voice of love and the condemning voice of the evil one. In short, look for opportunities to free people from the slavery of doubt and error and bring them into the full light of truth for this time which will prepare them for my coming!
Please do not be discouraged with my commission today, for if you accept my challenge to you, I will carry the heaviest part of the load. [5 BC 1090.] I only need willing hearts who respond to my call to service at this time in history. So go with rejoicing to your tasks today, and look to me as a bride looks to her husband for leadership, love, and protection, for I will never disappoint you, for you are more precious to me than you can imagine. Your understanding and comprehension of my love and care for you is far too small, but it will grow as we walk together in the journey ahead. So trust me now as you begin your busy day, and keep your heart and mind open to my counsel, for I am at your right hand to guide you in safe pathways, and to help you to spread my message of truth to others around you. "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." [Matt. 7:7.] Lovingly, Jesus.