The Whole of Creation
By Kathy Mote
The whole of creation is in a death throe struggle to live. I say death
throe, but those who are dead do not struggle. Those who are raised are raised by His power. They know His Life isn't something they have done for themselves.
Daily I feel this spiritual battle, and daily
He cautions me not to strive to communicate this. Daily I am reminded that He is in charge, and He is purposefully accomplishing His will in us. But daily I am reminded of Pharaoh and how he struggled to accept God's sovereignty. Pharaoh was a king and didn't
want to lay down his power or give up control. This is not something I want to do.
Great tribulation is coming, although no one wants to hear that. I cried to Him, asking that discernment be granted to
the countless number who do not know Him, but He said, I want them humbled. Then I asked that discernment and revelation be given to those who think He is a religion they can manage. Desiring control, they behave as though His power is something they can handle.
His answer was the same, and I wept at what we must face to be truly humbled.
But this is not something the majority want to hear, for they perceive the Bible to be an operator's manual. They see what
God intended to be received as His promise to perfect us as a "how to" book, but the promise of eternal Life in Him is something only He can give. His power works in His presence and is received only in His presence.
No, He invited us into such a closeness with Him that our hearts are in union with Him. Our response to being 'made right' as we are brought into His presence is to live in unending, living communion with Him.
He said those who are in this place are His remnant. Right now, they are the yearning whose hearts are broken before Him, but He will raise them. He will make a show of His incredible power in them. How long must we wait before He proves what He
said? I don't know. That is part of our surrender.
He Will Judge
By Kathy Mote
He will judge the hearts of those who hold His children accountable for standing with Him. As we
stand with Him we are His witness. His presence in us will set a standard that will stand in their life. He will hold them accountable for standing against Him. He will judge those who judge Him.
the Lord is Doing Behind the Scenes
By Kathy Mote
What the Lord is doing behind the scenes will not stay behind the scenes very much longer. I feel it, and I am not
alone, that powerful urge to surge forward. But He continually tucks me under His wing, effectively keeping me in a place that is "hidden". He keeps my heart. He keeps my life. He keeps my feet from slipping. He keeps me from running ahead of Him. Only He
can do what He is doing. I share because many are in this place of knowing, and knowing they cannot race forward. That energy, power, and excitement we are feeling is our awareness of what is coming.