Have you prayed the price?
December 25, 2022 3:12 PM
Prayerfully consider all which has been written,
AMP Acts 17:11 11Now these people were more noble and open-minded than those in Thessalonica, so they received the message [of salvation through faith in the Christ] with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
This message came for me as well. We all get busy, caught up in our lives, then get frustrated when nothing changes for the better on a spiritual level. I was reading the book by Larry Lea “Could you not tarry with me one hour”? I came to the chapter have you prayed the price? And then the Holy Spirit gave me a message pertaining to this sentence.
I had the pleasure of being taught 3 sessions by Larry Lea on this topic. The last night he asked everyone to come up one by one. He and a team of Pastors prayed over each of us as we walked by them. (Never have I had an experience at an alter like that one other than the baptism of the HolySpirit). Anyway, I walked back to my seat, started thank and worship God. Then, I felt a weighted blanket of annointing wrap around me. I still am trying to figure out what that means. (It may seem simple to some), for me, it felt like a holy mystery. A divider and added protection. I heard, you will find out later, but, here you go. Feel it, enjoy it, relish it.
Message received December 20th, 2022
Have you prayed the price?
As your time on Earth wraps up, how is your spiritual walk with me? Are you satisfied? Are you searching for more? Can you not tarry with me one hour? Many of you still do not understand how your words impact the heavenly’s. Picture them going to and fro, picture them giving, taking away or causing blessing or even chaos. Yes your words carry weight. Did I not say you would be held accountable for every idle word? I mean what I say. This is why you must come under my authority and operate within my teaching, my principles. I am meek and lowly. I will teach the humble heart, if you can meet me where humility conquers pride.
What say you?
This does not mean I expect you to pray one hour everyday. I will tell you this, once you come in with me, you will want more than one hour with me.
I am not a legalistic God, I will not punish you for not spending an hour a day with me. I will tell you, time with me is more important than ever. Study the wise and foolish virgins. Study the oil. Why couldn’t the foolish buy more oil? What does this mean to you? Matthew 25:1 – 13.
Draw in closer to me. I am here, I am holy and I will bless those who seek me more, who stay for a while. I will teach you how to pray. I will give you your heavenly language.
Do you trust me? Do you believe what I say is true? The red letters of my Word? The blood of the Lamb? Make the connection between the red letters and the blood of the Lamb.
I am the one who brings you peace, not money or monetary security. No one can prepare for what is coming physically, but, you sure can prepare for what is coming spiritually.
Pray – spend time with me. Not only as you rise, pray throughout the day. I am only a whisper away. I love my people. I love those who are not mine. I will chase someone who is not mine. Please walk away from your life of sin. Allow me to be the eraser of your past failures, bad memories, challenges and battles which were not from/of me.
Come – come today. Do not wait, for today your soul may be required/called back to me. Do not face me at judgment, alone. Accept my free gift of life everlasting, joy, peace and a love you have yet to learn.
Definition of Tarry:
: to delay or be tardy in acting or doing
: to linger in expectation : WAIT
: to abide or stay in or at a place.
Scriptures given with the message:
3So He told them this parable: 4“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one which is lost, [searching] until he finds it? 5And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6And when he gets home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep!’ 7I tell you, in the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.
40And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “So, you men could not stay awake and keep watch with Me for one hour? 41Keep actively watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.”
42He went away a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.” 43Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44So, leaving them again, He went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words once more. 45Then He returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Listen, the hour [of My sacrifice] is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners [whose way and nature is to oppose God].
33“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is recognized and judged by its fruit. 34You brood of vipers, how can you speak good things when you are evil? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. 35The good man, from his [inner] good treasure, brings out good things; and the evil man, from his [inner] evil treasure, brings out evil things. 36But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak. 37For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.”
1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish [thoughtless, silly, and careless], and five were wise [far-sighted, practical, and sensible]. 3For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any [extra] oil with them, 4but the wise took flasks of oil along with their lamps. 5Now while the bridegroom was delayed, they all began to nod off, and they fell asleep. 6But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! The bridegroom [is coming]! Go out to meet him.’ 7Then all those virgins got up and put their own lamps in order [trimmed the wicks and added oil and lit them]. 8But the foolish virgins said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9But the wise replied, ‘No, otherwise there will not be enough for us and for you, too; go instead to the dealers and buy oil for yourselves.’ 10But while they were going away to buy oil, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut and locked. 11Later the others also came, and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open [the door] for us.’ 12But He replied, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I do not know you [we have no relationship].’ 13Therefore, be on the alert [be prepared and ready], for you do not know the day nor the hour [when the Son of Man will come].
How to prepare for eternity:
If you are coming here, you are being called. Do not worry or be intimidated if you do not understand the bible. Gods Holy Spirit will open up your understanding as time goes on.😊
The good news is the gospel of Jesus Christ:
Accept Jesus as your LORD and savior, believe God sent his Son, Jesus, to save and redeem all of mankind. Jesus is God in the flesh. Jesus died for our evil ways, sins, was crucified on the cross. Three days later he rose from death to life. Then as the book of Acts explains, Jesus appears to many before ascending back up to Heaven, with God, his Father, sitting at HIS right hand. This is the beginning of what you must do to be saved. (You will never hear this in church.) One must shift from living for me to living for thee. As you read His word, you will learn how to live God’s way and leave your evil life behind. Sure, you will make mistakes or fall back into sin. Its life here on earth. Living for God means acknowledging these mistakes before him, asking for forgiveness and moving forward from there. Read the book of John, this will show you who Jesus is. He/God will meet you right where you are and take your walk from there. Its not complicated or impossible. Read the following passage very carefully, it tells you everything you need to do. Then it becomes a daily walk of living God’s way. Your job from there is endure til the end.
Read Acts chapter 2 (so you understand) the context:
’22“Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and attested to you by God with [the power to perform] miracles and wonders and signs which God worked through Him in your [very] midst, just as you yourselves know– 23this Man, when handed over [to the Roman authorities] according to the predetermined decision and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross and put to death by the hands of lawless and godless men. 24But God raised Him up, releasing Him and bringing an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in death’s power. 25For David says of Him,‘I SAW THE LORD CONSTANTLY BEFORE ME;FOR HE IS AT MY RIGHT HAND, SO THAT I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN [from my state of security].26‘THEREFORE MY HEART REJOICED AND MY TONGUE EXULTED EXCEEDINGLY;MOREOVER MY FLESH ALSO WILL LIVE IN HOPE [that is, will encamp in anticipation of the resurrection];27FOR YOU WILL NOT FORSAKE ME and ABANDON MY SOUL TO HADES (the realm of the dead),NOR LET YOUR HOLY ONE UNDERGO DECAY [after death].28‘YOU HAVE MADE KNOWN TO ME THE WAYS OF LIFE;YOU WILL FILL ME [infusing my soul] WITH JOY WITH YOUR PRESENCE.’29“Brothers, I may confidently and freely say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30And so, being a prophet and knowing fully that GOD HAD SWORN TO HIM WITH AN OATH THAT HE WOULD SEAT one OF HIS DESCENDANTS ON HIS THRONE, 31he foresaw and spoke [prophetically] of the resurrection of the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), that HE WAS NOT ABANDONED [in death] TO HADES (the realm of the dead), NOR DID His body UNDERGO DECAY. 32God raised this Jesus [bodily from the dead], and of that [fact] we are all witnesses. 33Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured out this [blessing] which you both see and hear. 34For David did not ascend into the heavens, yet he himself says,‘THE LORD [the Father] SAID TO MY LORD [the Son],“SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,35UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET.”’ 36Therefore let all the house of Israel recognize beyond all doubt that God has made Him both Lord and Christ (Messiah, Anointed)–this Jesus whom you crucified.”
37Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart [with remorse and anxiety], and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what are we to do?” (WFA-NOTE….v. 37 used to say, what must we do? (to be saved) 38And Peter said to them, “Repent [change your old way of thinking, turn from your sinful ways, accept and follow Jesus as the Messiah] and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ because of the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise [of the Holy Spirit] is for you and your children and for all who are far away [including the Gentiles], as many as the Lord our God calls to Himself.” 40And Peter solemnly testified and continued to admonish and urge them with many more words, saying, “Be saved from this crooked and unjust generation!” 41So then, those who accepted his message were baptized; and on that day about 3,000 souls were added [to the body of believers]. 42They were continually and faithfully devoting themselves to the instruction of the apostles, and to fellowship, to eating meals together and to prayers.