August 30, 2022 11:16 PM
August 26th, 2022 at 4:04AM
A person is standing on a larger boat in the ocean a ways off shore. A tsunami comes and the boat can’t start moving fast enough so the person jumps into the water and starts swimming.
A small speedboat comes and picks him up and takes them back to the shore, narrowly escaping the wave.
I hear in the Spirit “Second Exodus”
End of dream.
404H – press/urge/crave – this word is only used in one verse in the Bible: Proverbs 16:26.
A worker’s appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
7 And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
404G – I refresh/revive/comfort/encourage – this word is only used in one verse in the Bible: 2 Timothy 1:16.
anapsýxō (from 303 /aná, “up/completing a process” which intensifies 5594 /psýxō, “cool by blowing”) – properly, bring cooling (reviving, with fresh air); (figuratively) bring much-needed (much-welcomed) relief, “causing someone to recover a state of cheer or encouragement after a time of anxiety and trouble – ‘to encourage, to cheer up’ ” (L & N, 1, 25.149).
2 Timothy 1:16
May the Lord show special kindness to Onesiphorus and all his family because he often visited and encouraged me. He was never ashamed of me because I was in chains.
The larger boat represents people and things that many followers of Christ have clung to because they seem fruitful, are comfortable and familiar, but have led to stagnation. We must all be willing to move by faith, get out of our comfort zones and swim for the shore, and God will send the spiritual ‘speedboat’ to make sure we get there. God is removing unfruitful attachments and shaking things up in order to move His people into position to both become more fruitful and also prepared face dark days ahead and be delivered from the greater coming judgments.
Job’s friends and wife only added to his affliction. He is delivering from discouragement and introducing people like Onesiphorus who will be an encouragement, rather than being ashamed of you in the fiery trial.
The testing is intense for the elect right now and it will continue to intensify all the way up till the transformation.
1 Corinthians 10:10
Neither murmur ye, as some of them (Hebrews in the wilderness after being led out of Egypt) also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
As the fiery trial heats up, do not make the mistake of the ancient Hebrews in the wilderness – God does not like complaining, but He loves when His people are faithful and continue to praise Him in the fire.
Before the outer transformation of the elect into glorified bodies, God is transforming the CHARACTER of those eligible to be in His elect army. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required (Luke 12:48).
Those who will be used for the army of the elect (wise virgins) are the ones who are so hungry and thirsty for the Word and for righteousness, so desperate to be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, that they lap up the water like Gideon’s 300. A similar whittling down process is happening right now.
David numbered the army in Chronicles at 288,000, the 144,000 are referred to in Revelation 14 as virgins, and are also the army described in Joel chapter 2. In the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, half were wise and half were foolish. Only half of the total amount of those eligible to be 144,000 will actually be chosen as wise virgins.
God does not need any of us, we need Him. He is no respecter of persons. If you have left your first love and do not want to end up as a foolish virgin, then be zealous, REPENT and do the first works.
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