LOVE AND LONELINESS
BY: LINDA KEITH
DECEMBER 13, 2005
I have been on the phone, this month, more than the last 6 months, put together. There are so many, out there, that Father has called out of the church system, and its lies and false direction, and they are NOW experiencing LONELINESS. I do understand this.
We got used to all the hustle and bustle of the church activities. We got use to the “love” of the brethren (while we were in their presence.) And then Father says, “Come out of her, I want to teach you, commune with you, and show you REAL LOVE.”
And at first, it is wonderful. We feel so special. But, as time passes, we begin to miss all the false stuff that we had been wrapped up in. But, you know how, when you move from one house to another, how you have to take the time to get use to the new place? Well, this is what my experience was like.
I would get one room in order, and then move on to another room; get it in order and move on, until the whole house was orderly. Then I would sit down to relax and look at the new arrangements, and all was ok for a while. Then, I’d run across a box that had not been opened and the stuff inside of it, had not been put away. There were times when frustration set in and I’d just sit down and cry, exhausted. It was then that I’d say, “the heck with everything, I’m going to go and talk and listen to Father.” Once I had done this, all was better.
As I shared this experience with some who called me, they would reply, “Yeah, but it doesn’t last.” The loneliness comes back.”
As most of you know, I am a straightforward, blunt person. I believe that we are in the time when babying folks along, is desperately over. Yes, we do speak with love, but, we speak the truth. Father is calling forth His Firstfruits and there is much being alone that we will endure. Is it worth it? Well, I think each person has to answer that question for themselves. To me, NOTHING is worth more, than being One with Father. NOTHING or NO ONE! That sounds a little cold, I know. But, I CANNOT bring forth YOUR SALVATION; only you and Father can do that. So, is it worth the discomfort of not being involved with all the religious stuff going on? The answer should be a loud and clear, AMEN!!
I think that maybe some folks, when they go to commune with Father, do too much talking and not enough listening. That loneliness has no place within you. When, AFTER you go and hear Father tell you His Truths, and then while doing whatever you have to do, just REMEMBER His Words. Go over and over them, allow the Spirit to birth and bring forth those Words of His that has been within you from the foundation of the world. You see, if we focus on loneliness, then that’s what we will experience. But if our focus is on Him and what He says to us, we can’t wait to go back to Him to hear even more. Before you know it, your life is filled completely with Him, regardless where you are or what you’re doing.
Father is trying to bring us into REMEMBRANCE of who and what we ARE!! Some of us NEED to be sat aside in order for our attention to be completely on HIM. When you feel the silence, that many call LONELINESS, that silence is really a blessing for us, to go to Him and HEAR Him.
Rev. 8:1, “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”
You notice here, that this silence in heaven was when the 7th seal was being opened. (this can be taught in different levels, but for what we are talking about, I’m using it as I am). The 7th seal, the 7th trumpet is all happening NOW.
Rev. 5:1-4, “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because NO MAN was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.”
What Father is doing, while separating us unto Himself, is teaching us, and telling us, and proving to us, that WE ARE, NO MAN! He is bringing forth the TRUTH of Who and What we are. And this is so different from anything that we’ve learned before, that it takes our UNDIVIDED ATTENTION. There is no time for loneliness.
Our focus MUST be ON HIM. It’s not just a matter of reading some words, or listening to someone teach; it’s not just a matter of memorizing a scripture or being able to quote them, IT IS THE BRINGING FORTH THE LIFE OF GOD FROM WITHIN US!
There are MANY Kingdom voices quoting and preaching and teaching. But, when you ask WHO ARE YOU, they don’t know. That’s head knowledge, my friend. They are eloquent speakers; there are some who are even waging war on the brethren who will tell you in a flat moment, I AM, I AM. We ARE His substance; we ARE the same Spirit; we ARE ALL THAT HE IS. Didn’t He tell us that we were brought forth in His Image? Just as He is, that has never changed, we can no more change than HE can change, only our thinking changed.
So, in order for His Truths to come forth in and through us, we must be sat aside and LISTEN to Him bring forth His Truths. LONELINESS? There’s no time for it. For you see, “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
What are you thinking (knowing)? “I am just a mortal man, trying to be God?” You see this is what the accusers say about us. Just as they did Jesus. This is a RE-HAPPENING!! We ARE NOT man trying to be anything, except what HE MADE US TO BE. I’ve used this example a million times; If you take a cup of ocean water and you pour it into a glass, does that make the ocean water a different kind of water, just because it is placed in another vessel? Absolutely NOT! It’s the same with us. We ARE what we’ve always been, but, have just forgotten.
I agree, there are some who CLAIM to know who they are, but they are just repeating words that they’ve heard. For when one KNOWS Who they are, they cannot hurt another.
A lady called me and said, “When I started hearing this word, I was in a meeting. The people there, were so LOVING. One particular woman became so close to me. She expressed her love to and for me. I felt so loved and wanted. We promised to keep in touch with each other after the meeting. Well, to make this story short, and to do away with the details of all the tears; this woman NEVER contacted me again. The woman said, “I tried calling her, but she was always too busy to talk”. I said to this sister, “Is that what you consider LOVE, the true LOVE OF GOD?” She answered, “Well if it is, I don’t want God’s love.” I felt her hurt, it was deep and it was painful. I told her, “This is a chance or a lesson that Father is allowing for YOU to use the discernment that is within each of us. This is also a lesson that even when Father is ministering to us, the carnal emotions try to creep in. What you have to do is FORGIVE that sister. She speaks glorious words, but the anointing is not behind the words. Pray for her and LOVE her as God does. That my dear friend, is GROWTH.”
Sometimes when Father sets us out of the church system and all the meetings and all the “love” and activities, He is showing us the phoniness of the system, that some have dragged along with them when He is trying to bring them out of the “religious words and actions.” This is what I mean when I say that we have been seeing things with ILLUSIONAL EYES. HIS LOVE is ALWAYS there with you. Compare it to the “love” of man and religious brethren. As you seek Father on something like this, HIS compassion will overtake you, FOR that person whose words didn’t mean squat. They are just that, words, without Spirit. You see, that person cannot bring forth what Father wants to come forth in you. So, He gives you instances that you can compare. “First the natural, then the Spirit”. Look at those natural actions and words, THEN go into the heaven with their actions and words and the comparison will teach you much, and you will even begin calling forth the Christ in that person. THAT is the LOVE OF GOD! You see, that person has the teaching of the system within themselves; “to be Godly, you have to love everyone.” Well, if we are honest, we cannot love all people. It is the correcting or God, within us, that can allow us to truly LOVE as God does. So, forgive that person and call forth the Christ. Honestly, I have always been a little leery of those “soft spoken, love you, love you, love you, people. You see, REAL LOVE can be discerned, not felt with the natural emotions.
It is our flesh that hurts and suffers. But, you know what, once the revelation of Who you are takes hold of you, there is not hurt, no suffering. This body, this flesh vehicle, IS NOT US; it’s the Christ within this vehicle that is really us. In Christ, we don’t suffer. We don’t hurt. We LOVE with HIS LOVE. Honey, the love that we have known in this earthen realm is just another act, a religious act, so RISE UP into the Christ mind and leave all of the earthly concerns where they belong, in the earthly. Just concentrate on YOU and Who you are in HIM and the knowing that you are Him in the earth. And remember, all of this learning or remembering becomes into use as HE moves through you.
Yes, silence is precious. It is in the silence of heaven that we truly commune with our Father. This is where we HEAR HIS VOICE tell us what He is doing through us, HIS BODY. When the carnal tells you that “I am lonely”, rebuke its words and for get them. God is never lonely. He has no need. He has no ill thoughts of anyone. He is bringing Himself forth through those who are allowing Him to. You hear all the secrets that have been kept from the foundation of the earth, where? In silence.
What do we see our Example (Jesus) do, when things got hard? He went to Father. That is what made it easy for Him to say, “I AM in this world, but I AM not part of it”. You see, we have to take the blinders off of our eyes and see the world as He did. You know, many are teaching that this earth and all that is in it, is an illusion of our mind. But, folks, this earth is as real as Father is. All that is in it is as real as He is. The problem is that we’ve been looking at it with illusional eyes. We’ve been listening to the carnal mind tell us the illusional lies, about the earth and all that is in it.
John 1:1-5, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All THINGS were made by him: and without him was not any thing made that was made; In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.“
PS 139:12, “Yea, the darkness hideth (darkeneth not) not from thee, but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light ARE BOTH ALIKE TO THEE.”
Rom 11:36, “For of (out from within) him, and through him, and to him, are all things; to whom be glory for ever, amen.”
Duet 32:4, “He is the Rock, HIS WORK IS PERFECT; for all his ways are judgment (changing what is incorrect); a God of truth and with iniquity, just and right is he.”
So, you see, the earth is not an illusion, HE MADE IT PERFECT. It is us, who has been seeing it in a different way, and illusional way. We are to be seeing as Father sees, darkness and light should be the same to us, by knowing that ALL that is done will bring forth the finished manifestation of Himself, in those that love Him.
Father didn’t make loneliness, the carnal mind did. If we keep our mind in the heaven, there is no time for loneliness. And the only love that we need is HIS LOVE. When you discern that one isn’t loving you with HIS love, rejoice!! That’s just something else that won’t have to come out of you. Desire HIS LOVE. He will give it, you know.
I am blessed that all of you who called, walked away, seeing things in a different LIGHT. The carnal is in its last battle. So, it is certainly going to be screaming and carrying on. You see, it recognizes that the Master of the house is moving it out.
Rev.10:1 “And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire.“
Clothed with a cloud refers to those in His image. (Clouds speak of people, Jude 12, 2Peter 2:13) radiating HIM and His power, and his feet pillars of fire, the working of judgment in his feet. It is the working of the judgment aspect (the correcting what is incorrect) in his feet that enables him to walk over all the power of the enemy.
Be blessed and LOVED, and REJOICE!
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