Your sister in Christ,
Faye(Faith) Gray Cross
HOW TO SEE AND HEAR WITH CLARITY IN THE LAST DAYS
7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture!
10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. 11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.
12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 13 Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love.
THE QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERING HERE ARE, HOW CAN WE BE SURE WE ARE HEARING WITH CLARITY IN THESE LAST DAYS? DO WE HAVE EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR WHAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS SAYING? TO HEAR AND SEE WITH CLARITY REQUIRES THAT WE ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT.
COMPARE [1Co 2:9-13 NASB] 9 but just as it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM." 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
WE MUST LEAVE OUT OUR BIASED OPINIONS THAT ARE BASED ON HUMAN WISDOM. JAMES TELLS US THAT HUMAN(EARTHLY) WISDOM IS DEMONIC AND NOT OF GOD. [James 3:13-15, 17 NASB] 13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. ... 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
THE WORLD TODAY IS COVERED IN DENSE DARKNESS. IT IS A TIME OF THE GREAT DELUSION SO WE MUST TAKE PRECAUTIONS NOT TO BE DECEIVED BY LYING AND SEDUCING SPIRITS OR OUR OWN THOUGHTS. OUR WORDS MAY SOUND WISE BUT IF IT'S WORLDLY WISDOM, IT'S NOT OF GOD. THE LORD APPARENTLY WANTED ME TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE OF KNOWING HOW TO DISCERN HIS VOICE TODAY AS HE LED ME TO START WRITING THIS MORNING. I'VE WRITTEN ON THIS SUBJECT BEFORE BUT IN A DIFFERENT CONTEXT.
OUR FIGHT IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD BUT ALWAYS AGAINST WICKED SPIRITS IN HIGH PLACES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ENEMY IS TO GET US TO STOP SPEAKING FORTH WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN US. SO, YOU ARE CORRECT IN YOUR ASSESSMENT, IF YOU HAVE FIGURED IT OUT THAT THE ENEMY HAS TRIED TO DESTROY ME AND THIS MINISTRY "MORNING MANNA WITH LOVE (MMWL)" BY WORDS OF DECEPTION. HOWEVER, THIS MINISTRY IS BETTER AND STRONGER TODAY BECAUSE OF THOSE CHALLENGES. I SPEAK ABOUT THOSE SPECIFIC CHALLENGES ON THIS PAGE.
I SAY THOSE CHALLENGES BECAUSE THE LORD HAS HELPED ME TO MOVE ON AND PUT THE PAST BEHIND ME. I MUST TRUST THE LORD AS HE CONTINUES TO HELP ME GROW FROM THIS HUMBLING EXPERIENCE. [Heb 5:14 NASB] 14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
IF THE ENEMY CAN GET US TO START DOUBTING THAT WE ARE HEARING FROM THE LORD, HE'S GOTTEN A FOOTHOLD IN THE MINISTRY, A MINISTRY THE LORD HAS ENTRUSTED US WITH. WELL, THE DEVIL MAY HAVE THOUGHT HE HAD ME, BUT GOD IS GOOD AND HE IS FAITHFUL TO HIS WORD TO ALWAYS FULFILL IT. GOD HAD THE FINAL SAY SO AND HE REMINDED ME HIS WORD, THAT HE WOULD NEVER LEAVE ME NOR FORSAKE ME.
[DeuT 31:8 NIV] 8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
[Deut 7:9 NLT] 9 Understand, therefore, that the LORD your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.
[Deut 32:4 NLT] 4 He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!
I AM AN IMPERFECT VESSEL BEING USED BY GOD. THE KEY IS HUMBLING OURSELVES BEFORE THE LORD AND ASKING HIM TO LEAD US THROUGH HIS SPIRIT. WE ALL ARE IMPERFECT, INHERITING THE SIN OF ADAM WHICH MEANS THERE IS NO ONE PERFECT, NO NOT ONE EXCEPT OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. WE ALL MISS THE MARK OF PERFECTION. THE WORD OF GOD SAYS, WE SEE THROUGH A DARK GLASS BUT WE WILL SOON SEE HIM FACE TO FACE. SO OUR VISIONS CAN SOMETIMES BE CLOUDED BY OUR OWN THOUGHTS AS WELL AS THE ENEMY.
[1Cor 13:12 KJV] 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
[1Cor 13:4-9 NASB] 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
AS WE PRESS INTO HIM, WE MUST SEEK AND REJOICE ONLY IN THE TRUTH AS IT IS FOUND IN THE WORD OF GOD, THE HOLY BIBLE. I CANNOT SAY THAT TOO MANY TIMES. WE MUST BEAR ALL THINGS, all the tests that come our way. WE MUST HOPE IN ALL THINGS, all the promises he has spoken to us through his Word the bible and our intimate time spent with him, AND WE MUST ENDURE ALL THINGS, even when it means losing respect in the public's eye.
WE ALL PROPHESY IN PART AND KNOW IN PART. NO ONE PERSON HAS ALL THE ANSWERS. MY CALLING IS TO SHARE THE EXCITEMENT AND ANTICIPATION OF HEAVEN FOR THOSE WHO ARE OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST AWAITING HIS RETURN, THE FAITHFUL MEMBERS WHO LONG TO BE JOINED IN HEAVENLY MATRIMONY TO THE LORD. THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE, FOR THEY ARE ALREADY MARRIED TO HIM IN THEIR HEART. AND THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MADE THAT HEART COMMITMENT TO JESUS(YESHUA) YET, THERE IS STILL TIME. THIS IS NOT ABOUT SALVATION. THAT IS A DONE DEAL IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE LORD AS YOUR SAVIOUR AND BEEN BAPTIZED IN HIS NAME.
PETER SAID AT ACTS 2:38 "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
DO WE APPRECIATE THE ULTIMATE PRIVILEDGE WE'VE ALL BEEN GIVEN TO HAVE THE INDWELLING SPIRIT OF GOD LIVING ON THE INSIDE OF US, IN THE TABERNACLE OF OUR HEART. IT IS UP TO US TO CULTIVATE THE SOIL IN OUR HEART BY CARING FOR IT. THAT IS THE PLACE WE CAN MEET AND COMMUNE WITH THE LORD AND CULTIVATE OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. THIS IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE AS WE LIVE IN A TIME WHERE EVERYTHING IS THROWN AT US TO DISTRACT US AND KEEP US TOO BUSY TO SPEND INTIMATE TIME WITH OUR CREATOR.
WE MUST MAKE SURE WHAT WE ARE HEARING IS ROOTED IN THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE. IF IT'S NOT IN THE WORD OF GOD, DON'T RECEIVE IT. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE CONFIRMS YOUR WORD IS NOT PROOF IN AND OF ITSELF THAT IT IS A WORD FROM THE LORD. WHAT CONFIRMS IT IS THAT OF THE DOUBLE WITNESS, THAT ONE, IT COMES TO PASS AND TWO, IT BEING BACKED UP BY THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE. I THANK THE LORD FOR REVEALING THESE THINGS TO ME BECAUSE THE ENEMY'S GOAL IS TO GET US OFF TRACK AND DECEIVE US.
BUT YOU KNOW AS I'M WRITING THIS I HEAR THE SPIRIT SAYING THE DOUBLE WITNESS IS EVEN MORESO PERTAINING TO FINDING A DOUBLE WITNESS OR CONFIRMATION IN THE BIBLE AS PROOF OF A WORD BEING AUTHENTIC COMING FROM THE LORD. PROOF CAN BE FOUND IN TWO OR MORE SCRIPTURES THAT BACK UP THE WORD WE'VE BEEN GIVEN. AT ONE TIME PERHAPS THE CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND IN THE WORD COMING TO PASS BUT WE MUST REMEMBER WE ARE LIVING IN A DIFFERENT TIME PERIOD. COMPARE 2 THESSALONIANS 2:11-12 cited below:
[2Thessalonians 2:11-12 NIV] 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
REASON IS BECAUSE THE ENEMY CAN PREDICT THINGS AND BRING THEM TO PASS BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN TIMES OF THE GRAND AND POWERFUL DELUSION. THE LORD IS TELLING ME THAT THOSE THAT ARE DECEIVED DURING THE TIME OF DELUSION ARE THOSE WHO BELIEVE THE LIE, THEY HAVE NO LOVE OF THE TRUTH. THEY PREFER TO HAVE THEIR EARS TICKLED WITH WORDS THAT SUIT THEIR FLESHLY DESIRES.
THOSE WHO LOVE TRUTH RECOGNIZE THAT WHAT THEY FIND ENCOURAGING IS NOT ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT BRINGS IMMEDIATE GRATIFICATION. WE MUST AVOID FALLING INTO THE TRAP OF WANTING EVERYTHING NOW. AND BECAUSE OUR FLESH WANTS IT NOW, IF WE DON'T DENY OUR FLESH BY CRUCIFYING IT DAILY, WE WILL SEEK OUT WORDS THAT ARE PLEASANT TO OUR EARS AND PLEASING TO OUR EYES OF VISION.
THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUTH, THAT IS FOUND IN THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE. SO IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE WORDS OF THE BIBLE, YOU CAN BE DECEIVED. ONLY LOVERS OF THE TRUTH, THOSE WHO TRULY LOVE THE WORD OF GOD WILL TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT FOR THEMSELVES. ONLY LOVERS OF TRUTH WILL REJECT LIES WHEN THEY HEAR THEM EVEN IF THE WORDS ARE PLEASING TO THEIR FLESHLY DESIRES AND SENSES.
THEY WILL NOT BE AS THE FOOLISH VIRGINS WHO MERELY WANTED TO RIDE ON THE COAT TAILS OF THE WISE VIRGINS AND USE THEIR OIL TO LIGHT THEIR WAY AS THEY WERE WALKING IN DARKNESS. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR THE BLOG POSTING, "DO I HAVE ENOUGH OIL TO MAKE IT". IT OFFERS FRESH INSIGHT INTO THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS, MANY HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY IT. MANY OF YOU THAT ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS PARABLE KNOW THIS PARABLE HAS MANY LAYERS TO IT. I COVER A FEW LAYERS THAT THE LORD SPOKE TO ME ABOUT REGARDING URGENCY OF TIME.