By Kathy Mote
Last night I couldn't get to sleep. I found myself becoming more and more upset about the way someone
treated me in the past. Honestly. I know better than that. I said, Lord I'm sorry. I surrender this. I don't want to be upset. But the Lord had something different to say to me about how to surrender this time.
girl who is the receptionist for a Chiropractor who practices in the next town was so rude, insulting and inconsiderate that I never went back. That's what I was upset about. I was thinking about going again. That's what brought it up.
So, as I lay in bed fuming, thinking I wanted an adjustment but couldn't endure her again, (she makes me wait until everyone else goes back, even if my appointment was scheduled before theirs. No matter what time I get there, no matter how long
it takes, I am always saved for last and made to wait), the Lord said, What about what I want.
Instantly, my back and neck ceased to ache.
I didn't belong where I wasn't given courtesy and respect. He didn't want me there in the first place, and that's why it hadn't gone so well. I remember going there instead of asking Him to heal me. Back then I didn't think of it.
Last night the Lord spoke to me about this. He said that everything in my life belongs to Him, not just what I decide to ask Him about. He said, You are Mine and so is everything concerning your life. I will take care of it.
So how I see my past has changed. There is nothing to be hurt or angry or insulted about. I will sleep like a baby tonight. I am loved and I am grateful. He healed more than my back last night. He healed how I see my life.
By Kathy Mote
Historically, religion is the practice of what we believe, but the heart of it is witchcraft, saying, I will say, I will do, I will
bring to my own table by my own hand all that I believe. I accomplish my desires and that is what I will have. It is the gold standard by which we accept our self without knowing His love for us or His will.
Religion is man's response
to the promise of Life without knowing first hand what Life is. This has been the expression of their heart because they don't see the Giver, and they don't trust in Him to enter in.
These are the last
days, and the Lord said that man's religion will fail them as His presence tries every heart. We are seeing a stand off between God's heart and every man's heart. So that is His purpose in all that you see. He is pressing His standard and standing by it. He
is present, even in this, but to His Beloved, He said, Do not fear.
The Heart of Religion
By Kathy Mote
The heart of religion is nearly always witchcraft.
The Lord Said
The Lord said, “You don't understand yet. By My presence, I am quite literally making you. The devil has nothing to do with that.”
Not Only Do You Stand
By Kathy Mote
said, Not only do you stand in My presence, My presence stands in you.
Sometimes the devil will speak to me, just trying to get me to respond. What he fails to remember is, his opinion is not my concern so
I never answer him, even when I am being threatened.
What he said to me this time was, You are always running your mouth. I said nothing in response. But almost immediately Jesus stuck up for me. He said
to me, No, you are always quick to obey My voice. As He said this, He stepped between me and the accuser, effectively rescuing me without a fight.
I shared this to say several things. As we stand in the
Lord's presence, the devil is not our concern. We don't have to 'hear' the voice of the accuser or take what he says to heart. We don't have to fight to defend ourselves. He's just trying to get us to engage, which we don't have to do as we are embraced in
the Lord's arms.
Most importantly, the Lord will stick up for us. He's got us and nothing can take us from His mighty hand. He will protect us, our life and our heart as we give them to Him. Our heart
is humbled as we cling to Him.
So this is what My Father taught me. Don't listen to the accuser and dont' answer him. That is not how you stand, that is how he drags you away from your place. He has nothing
to do with where your heart is. If he persists, remember that nothing happens without your Father's permission. That will end the argument he is trying to have with My child concerning My will.
I Know A Gal
I know a gal who lives in a place that is being pillaged and ruined. I turned my heart to Him with the intention to pray for her life. I do not speak to her anymore,
because it is impossible. Over a year ago she turned to witchcraft, and everything she said was dark and hateful and sinister as she attacked everything and everyone. It broke my heart. This ended our fellowship.
As I began to pray for her, the Lord spoke to my heart. He said if I was to agree with Him, He would tell me what He was doing in her heart. He said in the midst of all that was happening around her, He would refine her heart and gather her to Him.
In the midst of all the shaking she must be shaken, and He would protect her as she returned to Him.
What He said was delicately put. What I want to share is that once we have come to know Him, once we
know we are His, once we are in His fellowship, how we respond to Him is of paramount importance because that is where our heart is. Where our heart is, that is where we are. We remain in His presence as we acknowledge Him, continually giving Him our heart
to know His heart.
So He is our protection and He provides for us. His presence is the Life in us. But as we turn away from Him to return to darkness, we walk away from all He would give. What then would
He do but refine our heart to win us back. Now I have said something delicate, as well. Amidst all the shaking, I thank Him for winning her back.