Through our darkness He can see the reflection of His light upon the face of our inner son ... the Light that shall enlighten all mankind.
He can see the image of His Son engraved upon our heart.
He can hear the voice of our spirit crying; "Abba, Father."
He can see the longing in our eyes to be with Him, once again, in His holy habitation.
He knows our weakness, our failures, our carnality ... so He covers us with His love and mercy.
He feels our suffering, our heartache, our sorrow and grief. .. He feels our loneliness ... so He overshadows us with His presence.
He hides us in the cleft of the Rock. .. that we might be completely His.
And we will know when we are completely His ... we will be completely like Him.
In our time alone with Him we often meditate upon all that we are becoming, and all that we will be, in Christ Jesus ... and this is good ... because we are thereby encouraged and strengthened to press on toward the day of our manifestation. However, as we enter the depths of such truth we begin to understand how much greater is the truth of what Christ is becoming, and will be, in us. Of our self, we can do nothing, we are nothing, we know nothing. Christ in us is the hope of glory ... and what mankind and the creation will become through the Christ in us
Recently, I was sent a writing about the soon coming judgment of God upon the people of the world. The writer's words were that of anger, wrath, destruction, and judgment. The writer touched upon the "Manifestation of the Sons of God" but quickly adds that before that event takes place the wicked, the evil, and the unbelieving, will be destroyed by the wrath of God. I have also read some of the so called "prophesies" which are being circulated today; prophesies of doom and horror. Their words do nothing for one's spirit, they accomplish nothing, and they certainly do not edify the Body of Christ. Why are these "prophets for profit" sending their "prophesies" to the saved of the earth, or to the Elect of God? They that know the Lord need not fear those who can burn cities, or plunder earthly belongings, or destroy the body ... for their trust is in the Lord, and they are prepared and ready to receive all that the Father has planned. Should not these "prophets" be taking their predictions to those they refer to as the "wicked and unsaved" people of the world; warning them of such massive destruction and terror?
Even though the dark clouds of judgment hang over the world and its people, we must see through and beyond the darkness of the hour. We must remain focused upon our Father's light and love and mercy. We must keep our eyes upon the cross of our Beloved; upon which the price for the sins of the world ... all of them ... was paid in full with His precious blood.
My beloved, always remember ... amid all the words of judgment and punishment, the word of Reconciliation has been given to the Sons of God. And at the appointed hour, from atop Zion's holy mountain, the Sons shall cry; "Be ye reconciled to God!" and every ear will hear ... for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it. Hallelujah! And their words will be carried upon the wind of the Holy Spirit throughout the heavenlies, to the ends of the universe, down the corridors of eternity, to the dwelling place of Creations yet to be. And they that knew Him
In this day of mass confusion, in this time of the clamoring of many voices, in this hour of gross spiritual and political darkness, our Father has "taken us" and "hidden us" in the cleft of the Rock, (the wound in the side of our Elder Brother) that we might once again be nurtured at His side; changing us from glory to glory; preparing us for the glorious moment He sends us forth with His vast family of Sons. As you know, our Father uses many mysterious methods in changing us from glory to glory. Some, He places in the deep shadows of despair; others, He places in great physical or emotional suffering; others, He places within the stronghold of grief and sorrow. But, in His perfect timing, He takes the gloom of despair and fills the heart with assurance. With suffering, He draws us closer to His heart, allowing us to spend more "quiet times" with Him. He takes grief and sorrow and uses it as a key to open the door to the "powers of an endless life", that we might have a glimpse of the joy and glory He has prepared. Therefore, let us hold the course; let us not grow weary, allowing nothing to slow us down ... for not even the powers of heaven, or earth, or hell, will take the birthright from us, which our Father gave to us, through His Son, eons ago. All that we are made to bear, all that we are made to endure, all that we are made to go through, are but stepping stones to the high and holy places within our Father's House.
Our Elder Brother knew what was to suffer despair ... in the garden and on the cross. He knew what it was to suffer pain of body and of mind ...
The Lord is our refuge and our strength. He is our rock, our hiding place, our holy place. We belong to Him, and we shall follow Him through all the obstacles of life, through all the barriers of time and distance, until we clearly see all Creation standing in the Son
Once again the heavy clouds of God's judgment have been rolled back, that we might behold the Father as He is; that we might look within the holy chambers of His heart and see His love, mercy and grace; that we might know and understand that His judgments are just, His mercy is sure, and His love is for all ... that we might see, for a moment, the awesome light of redeeming grace flowing from the throne of God ... that we might see the "all that died in Adam," made alive in Christ. And as we behold these wondrous things we hear the Father whisper; "Go into your secret place, close the door, hide yourself as it were, until the night has passed, and you hear the voice of your Beloved calling your name."