Sunday Jan 29, 2023
Sunday Jan 29, 2023
Sunday Jan 29, 2023
Time is Running OutMerlene Laughlin - 1/21/23
In a dream I saw a very large white wall. (Representing the white wall of purity and sanctification.) On the wall was the largest, circular clock I have ever seen. It had a narrow black rim all the way around it.As I looked up at the 12 o’clock area of the clock, … the number 12 started slowly running down the face of the clock like wet ink. (The number 12 represents the number of the elect.) The numbers 11 and 1 then started to run down like the 12 had done. (111 is the gematria for the birth of the Man-child.) Then I woke up with the realization that time was running out for Christians [for Christians to be a part of the Man-child and Bride bodies. Obey the voice of the Spirit and cast down distractions to be ready.]
Suddenly, I felt the Lord’s presence so strong in the spiritual realm. I then saw, at that very moment that, in an instant, God could remove all the filth in my flesh and soul 100%, quicker than I could think, and He could manifest His presence 100% in my body and soul. I saw that it had already been done, and the manifestation could be done instantaneously. (The manifestation is progressive but it can be finished quickly. Php. 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ. Psa 81:13 Oh that my people would hearken unto me, That Israel would walk in my ways! 14 I would soon subdue their enemies, And turn my hand against their adversaries. 15 The haters of Jehovah should submit themselves unto him: But their time should endure for ever.)
I know many other brethren pray for God to manifest Himself in us fully (Eph. 3:19 to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.) We all want to be 100% dead to self and my soul desires it so much for all of us. We know that, by faith, it has already happened and we will see it manifest in the physical realm.
But, in that moment, when I saw He could do it all right then, my flesh got so terrified because it couldn’t handle the presence of God that strong and that intense so quickly. I desire it and I know it will happen. But there is so much that I still have to let go of that isn’t Christ, that God hasn’t even revealed to me yet; so many hidden things. But, God will reveal those things in His perfect timing and I desire to let go of EVERYTHING that isn’t Holy.
The complete removal of self in an instance would hurt because it is all I have ever known and His holiness replacing it would hurt if it happened without me being fully prepared.
I felt that it has to be a gradual thing. I must let go of things bit by bit, and then the Lord can come and fill those spots, until there is nothing left but Jesus. I must keep letting go of my own carnal thinking, reasoning, and understanding and filling it with the Word and His Holy Spirit. (This is why God told the Israelites that every place that they set their foot in the Promised land, He would give them. Because if He had wiped out their enemies all at once the land would have been over run with wild beasts. So He ordained that they conquer it a little at a time. Deu. 7:22 And Jehovah thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.)
I have felt and experienced what I would describe as my flesh surrendering bit by bit to the Spirit and the Word but, there are parts that still haven’t surrendered completely and if it happened instantaneously my mind and body couldn’t handle it.
God’s timing is perfect and we need to be prepared every day for an increasing of Him in each of us in our soul and physical body. When we surrender to His Spirit willingly and surrender our whole heart to Him, it is so much easier for our body to submit. (1Co. 9:27 but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage: lest by any means, after that I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.)
Yes, I want the complete manifestation and deliverance from all evil in my soul and body but, I realized that it is a progressive thing so that my physical body can handle it. God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.
Gods wants His Son to completely manifest in each of us. I can see Jesus growing and increasing in the brethren more and more and it is so beautiful to witness.
After experiencing this I have felt so much closer to God and that every day we are getting closer and closer to Him manifesting in us to the full. Every day, whether we see it or not, we are dying to self in some areas and He is coming into us more and more than the previous day.
Everything is His grace and can only be done by His grace. It is all because of Jesus. ALL Glory and praise to Our Father and Lord Jesus forever and ever!
Lord let us all willingly surrender to Your Spirit, in all areas of our existence. Allow us to love You more and to rest in You accepting Your grace and allowing You to flow through us. Thank You Lord that Your grace is beyond anything we can comprehend. Thank You that we can do nothing without You, but we can do everything through You. Thank You that it’s not us living, but Christ living in us. Thank You that we are dead to self and alive unto You God in Christ Jesus. Thank You that Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death! Thank You God that it is all You for all eternity!
(Samuel prayed and saw a young fruit tree - ambitious to bear hundreds of fruits, but not yet mature to do so. As the branches grew, buds formed all over and flowered. In time the tree was able to bear the amount it could handle.)
The Pearls of Great Price
In our Monday night fellowship gathering, our praise and worship time was wonderful. We sang several songs to Jesus. Our spirits were united as one, in one accord, giving praise, honor, and glory to God, just as Michael had prayed.
As we sang the Revelation Song, I know we all could feel our praise and worship going up to the Lord from our hearts. It was high praise, and high worship. And it seemed we were truly touching God’s heart. Yet, I felt something else, too, in my spirit from the Lord.
In the midst of that high worship to Jesus, something else was on His heart. I felt this from Him the first time when we sang the words, “You are my everything, and I will adore you.” I asked Him, “Jesus, what is on your heart?” And He asked me, “Am I your everything?” I thought this question was only for me. But as He repeated that question two more times, as we continued singing that song to Him, I felt it rising up in me. And when He repeated it a third time, I knew it was for others in our midst besides me, because I felt His words welling up in me.
“My people, am I your everything? You say that I am. I say to you, My people, check your hearts. Search your hearts. You must diligently examine your hearts. Look deep, and see those things that fill you. And ask yourselves if I am your everything. I am looking at your hearts. I see what is there. You must give those things over to Me so that I will fill you, and I will truly be your everything, your only desire. There is much to give up. You can do this. For, as you desire to do this, My people, I will help you. You will not be on your own. I will help you, My people. For I desire to be your everything, your all in all”.
After that, Chuc prayed, mentioning specific areas the Lord would help us let go of, and give over to Him, and that the Lord would strengthen us. Chuc thanked Him for His great mercy towards us, asking Him to continue extending His mercy to us. Others prayed also. As they were praying, I heard the the Lord repeating to me, “This is not just a tonight thing.” So then, the Lord had one more word to say.
“My people, this is not just a tonight thing I am asking of you.This is an every day thing you must do, always examining your hearts. For it is My desire to be completely, and totally, yours.”