Dearest Ones, I am pleased with your obedience and your prayers for the advancement of the work that I have given to you. I will be with you to the end, and you will see great things as you move forward in faith. The topic for today is "faith." Because of the removal of my Spirit from the earth in gradual stages, it will be harder to sense the general presence of the Spirit as you are accustomed to doing. There has been an atmosphere of grace around the world that people have become accustomed to without knowing that it was I who was providing this because of my sacrifice for the sins of the world. But now there will be a decided change, as I am responding to the choices of men and women and children to substitute the media for my Spirit and feed on that source for comfort instead of looking to me for the help that I alone can give for the health of mind and soul. Satan is largely in control of the media, except for Spirit-filled preachers of righteousness who are holding up candles of light in the darkness. But when people turn to the media and feed off of it as a pacifier against boredom, fear, loneliness and other human ills, they are going straight to the devil to help them through the day, and are virtually becoming possessed by demons. Do you see why I am withdrawing my Spirit? It is not because I am vindictive or punitive, but because I am consenting to the will of the people who no longer want what I have to offer - love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, and godly wisdom. It is because of this that I must leave this world to its own devices and lusts and desires, and now focus only upon my chosen ones who love and serve me with their whole heart. It will be hard for you to live in a world where Satan has almost total reign over people, and even the atmosphere that is in the air. But I will help you by giving you the atmosphere of heaven to surround you, and this atmosphere will be felt by those who come into your presence. Thus people will have one last chance to choose light instead of darkness, peace and holiness instead of the raucous noise of worldly pleasures and influences. But this will mean that you must be in connection with me at all times and have a faith that pierces through the darkness around you and keeps you steady through any trial or temptation that the devil may send to unsettle you or take your eyes off of your hold on me. Sometimes the waves of temptation and doubt may momentarily come between you and me and block me from your view, but in these times you must hold on by faith that I am still there beside you, and that my love and care and purpose for you have not changed. If you hold on by faith, you will soon see me again, and your faith will be even stronger and firmer than before you went through the trial. This builds up a faith that will be able to endure the time of trouble when I will no longer be in the most holy place mediating between you and the Father. Your sins will have gone beforehand to judgment and been blotted out, and there will be nothing in your lives to connect you with Satan's temptations and lies, and you will know that you are safe under the shadow of my wings. But this will take a faith that endures until the end and comes forth triumphant, just as I did on the cross. This faith I will give you if you will look constantly to me and never doubt my love and care for you. Whether you feel my presence or not, I am there with you and for you. Do not doubt, my child; never allow yourself to doubt my love and care and provisions for you, for these I have won for you by my life, death, resurrection, and mediation for you, and they are yours as long as you accept them and live by faith in these provisions that I have wrought out for you by my blood, which is now applied for you. It is thus that my final remnant will have my faith as predicted in Revelation 14:12. And it is thus that you will be accounted worthy to be among the 144,000 who live through the end without seeing death, for by receiving the faith that saw me through the cross, you will have the faith to persevere and live through the time of trouble. So practice it now, my children, every moment of the day through the trials that come to you, and you will have the faith to persevere until I come to receive you as my own. Lovingly, Jesus. Rev. 14:11, 12, KJV - "They have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." NIV - "There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name. This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus."