Rachel Adamus

Look Not At Appearances; Do Not Lose Hope!

My daughter, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Abba, why do you always tell me that? Because I want you to be assured of it. Times are about to get very rough, and I want you to know for sure of my love for you and all my people. You must be well-grounded in my promises. I know you, my daughter, and that you have been despondent and despairing over the state of the church. Do not be as Elijah who grew depressed over Israel, for he had an improper view of what I was doing. He had forgotten that I am Yahweh, the Great I AM! He had forgotten that I had power to keep a remnant for myself and to raise up prophets for my own name. Do NOT despair! Do not look at the state of things now and think that because of their appearance, there is no hope! I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who gave to Abraham a son in his old age. I am the one who promised him descendants as the sand of the seashore, and I will do it! Did I not wrestle with Jacob to bring him low, to make him realize that the success of his nation would not be dependent on him and his chicanery but on me? I am now wrestling with my church. I have touched her hip and put her out of joint. I have laid her low. I am bringing to her trials and tribulations so that she cannot boast before me. She will feel her utter foolishness and dependence on my grace. She will no longer loathe to pray but will long for it. She will cry out and lament before me because she was brought to the end of herself. The work has been going on now for some time. Those who have not yet awoken will yet be shaken more. I will lose none of those I have called. Do not be despondent, my daughter! Rejoice that I am King! Rejoice that I am the one working in the hearts of men! Rejoice that you need not depend on appearances to determine the verdict of the matter of men’s eternal destinies! Continue to pray. The prayers of my saints are going up to me as a memorial offering. They are a sweet-smelling savor to me. They are powerful and effective. Because of your prayers, many hearts are being saved, many cold hearts are being warmed, many stony hearts are being made new. I am giving flesh to those with hearts of stone. Those who had no feeling for the things of God are now suddenly feeling my own burdens and heartbeat. Have you not begun to see it? What you see in a drizzle you will very soon see in a flash flood!! Never lose hope! Never give up! Be patient, and rejoice! Remember that I discipline those I love, and if I am still disciplining a church, if my hand is still heavy upon her, then find comfort! You know that I have not forsaken her, that I am still wooing her!
-Your Abba
Romans 11:2-6: “God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? ‘Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.’ But what is God’s reply to him? ‘I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.’ So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.”
Revelation 3:19: “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.”
1 Samuel 16:7: “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.'”
Hebrews 12:3-17: “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?
‘My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
nor be weary when reproved by him.
For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,
and chastises every son whom he receives.’
It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.”

Addendum:

After publishing this, the Lord put the following hymn in my mind, which I had not sung in a very long time. Upon looking up the words, I found them to be so very appropriate.

  1. Rejoice, the Lord is King!
    Your Lord and King adore;
    Rejoice, give thanks, and sing,
    And triumph evermore;
    Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
    Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
  2. Jesus, the Savior, reigns,
    The God of truth and love;
    When He had purged our stains
    He took His seat above;
    Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
    Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
  3. His kingdom cannot fail,
    He rules o’er earth and Heav’n,
    The keys of death and hell
    Are to our Jesus giv’n;
    Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
    Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
  4. Rejoice in glorious hope!
    Jesus the Judge shall come,
    And take His servants up
    To their eternal home;
    We soon shall hear th’ archangel’s voice;
    The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!
By Charles Wesley
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