Voice of Hope
I MISS YOU.
December 10, 2018
“There was a time when you were desperate to see change, victory and breakthrough. In those days, you spent much time alone with Me in the secret place, seeking My Face and pressing into a place of intimacy with Me. I was pleased with you and I enjoyed our fellowship.
Because of My Grace and Mercy, I began to bless you. Business picked up and profits soared. Favor increased and friends became many. Ministry opened up and you began to flourish. Promotions, money and material wealth began to pursue you. You began to be comfortable and happy with life.
Then you began to get carried away by it all. You are no longer walking intimately with Me. You care more about ministry, business, work, people and money than you do about our friendship. Even when you seek Me, it is usually so that I can keep on doing these things for you, not because you want to know Me, bond with Me and hang out with Me.
You are drifting away from Me and not even realizing it because everything seems to be going on well. You left Me and went pursuing people, money, fame, and things. I am calling you back to Myself. I am drawing you back to My Heart. Remember your first love for Me and repent. I miss our friendship. I miss you.” says the Lord.
I know you are patiently enduring and holding firm on behalf of My name. You have not become faint. “However, I have this against you: you have abandoned your first love. Do you remember what it was like before you fell? It’s time to rethink and change your ways; go back to how you first acted. However, if you do not return, I will come quickly and personally remove your lampstand from its place.
12 When your stomachs are full, when you’ve built comfortable houses to live in, 13 when you have large herds and flocks, when you possess plenty of silver and gold, and when you have more things than you imagined possible; 14 then don’t become proud and puffed up and forget Him. He brought you out of the land of Egypt where you were slaves; 15 and He led you through that awful, vast wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, through that desert where there was no water. He made water come out of a hard rock; 16 and He fed you in the wilderness with manna, a food your ancestors had never heard of. He did all this to humble you and test you, but it was all intended for your good in the end. 17 If He hadn’t, you might have believed, “I’ve gotten all this wealth by my own power and strength!” 18 Remember the Eternal One your God. He’s the One who gives you the power to get wealth, so He can keep the covenant promises He made to your ancestors, as He is doing now. 19 I testify against you today that if you do forget Him and pursue other gods, if you worship them and bow down to them; then you will certainly be destroyed. 20 Just like the nations the Eternal is now destroying ahead of you, you’ll be destroyed yourselves because you wouldn’t listen to His voice.