OBEDIENCE IS THE BYWORD
BY: BARBARA J. STRAUSER
OCTOBER 8, 2005
THE LAST GENERATION HAS BEEN BORN THAT WILL BE ALLOWED TO WALK IN SIN.
The key word here is allowed. To allow is to stand aside. Although it has never been God’s will for mankind to walk separate from Him, He has allowed people to prosper in that walk until the time for His harvest. As He begins to gather in the crops of all that He has sown, the crop of the world will be destroyed. There will be no grain for those who persist in dwelling there.
Those born into Christ’s body at this time need to learn righteousness and move into the Kingdom Age.
THERE WILL BE WEEPING AND WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH.
ONLY THOSE WHO RECEIVE FROM THE LORD OF ALL CREATION WILL PROSPER IN THIS DAY. SO BE IT!
YES, THE TIME OF MOSES IS OVER. THE TIMES OF BLESSING AND ANOINTING ARE ENDING. THE TIME OF WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS IS THROUGH. THE HOLY SPIRIT BLESSINGS ARE ENDING. THEY WERE FOR THE TIME OF MORTAL MAN DWELLING IN THE LAND. NOW IS THE TIME FOR ETERNAL MAN TO RISE AND THE FULL POWER OF THE LIVING CHRIST TO BE EXPERIENCED. AS THE COMPANY OF LOVE ADVANCES UPON THE WORLD THEY WILL CAUSE THE DOMINION OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS TO FALL. ALL THAT IS NOT OF THAT KINGDOM WILL FAIL. THIS IS THE EXACT TIME OF THE RISING UP.
THAT WHICH IS EXPERIENCED NOW HAS BEEN PICTURED IN THE SOJOURN OF THE HEBREW PEOPLE FROM EGYPT TO CANAAN. THEIR FAILURE WAS TO BE EXPECTED BECAUSE THEY WERE A PEOPLE OF THE FLESH. THESE, HOWEVER, ARE MY OWN. MY LIFE HAS COME TO THEM IN POWER. I DWELL IN THEM AS THEY ARE HIDDEN IN ME. THEY CANNOT FAIL.
Exact is accuracy of detail. This is referring to the way of this accomplishment rather than the hour of the event. Exact for this move carries with it the meaning to drive out all that is not of the same intent, and it is for the purpose of perfection.
The new generation of the elect of God will know that the Lord is our righteousness. They will keep the name of the Lord holy and acknowledge Him among the people.
“‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.’
“In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is Our Righteousness.’
“‘So then the days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.'” (Jeremiah 23:5-8)
The captive Hebrew people cried out to God for deliverance from the cruelty of the Egyptians. God heard their cry and appointed Moses to be their leader. It was through him that He would speak and move to bring them out of slavery into the freedom of the land that He had promised to father Abraham. Moses gained freedom for captive Israel and became the lawgiver to make them a nation. He brought fleshly Israel as far as the Jordan River but they were unable to cross over because of fear acted out in disobedience. They wailed and moaned, complaining that they should have never left Egypt. They said that they would die in the wilderness, and those very words were brought to pass. Those who were not faithful were unable to enter God’s promised rest. The chosen people who had borne the sorrows of Egypt‘s tyranny and the subsequent release by God’s hand were compelled to remain in the wilderness until they went the way of all flesh, returning to dust. The old man, Moses, died and was laid to rest. Joshua was set before the new nation to help them enter the Promised Land. He along with Caleb led the new generation into Canaan.
Once again a people have cried out to God for release from a hard taskmaster. This slave-master is of the same spirit as the evil Pharaoh of long ago – the carnal nature known as Satan. Once more God has sent a deliverer. The Moses for this day is the Holy Spirit. He has been designated to lead this generation of God’s chosen people out of the grip of the world while the old man of the flesh dies. The Spirit-filled man will be put to rest in favor of perfection. When the elect have met the standard of the measure of Jesus the new creation shall rise. They will have found the rest remaining and the body of Christ will stand. The long awaited Kingdom of God in earth will begin to reign. Those who cling to the past and weep for “the way things were” will never know the joy of the land that awaits the faithful.
After the death of Moses, Joshua was named to take over the task of crossing the Jordan River and to successfully bring the new generation into the land of promise. Joshua was a man of valor, and a man who lived in the presence of God. He had found the rest, which he was to help his brethren to gain. So it is in this day. Jesus is our valiant Man who abides in the presence of God, and He will help us to find our rest in Christ. In Him we enter Canaan. [It is interesting to note that the Greek translation of the Hebrew name “Joshua” is “Jesus”.]
The account of the endeavor of the Hebrew people under the guidance of Moses and of Joshua may be read in Exodus, Deuteronomy and the book of Joshua. Read these and extrapolate; understand the spiritual connotation for today.
THE SUN (SON) IS RISING ON THE DAY OF THE LORD. YOU ARE LIVING NOW IN THE EARLY MORNING HOUR OF THE DAY OF RECLAMATION. ALL THINGS SHALL BE TURNED IN A NEW DIRECTION. IT HAS BEEN LONG IN COMING AS YOU MEASURE TIME BUT HAS BEEN A SWIFT MOVE TO ME.
THINGS ARE IN PLACE, AND YOU WILL SEE THE SYSTEM THAT HAS SO STAUNCHLY MOVED AGAINST MY HOLY WILL AND PURPOSE FALL LIKE DOMINOES. THERE WILL BE A TIME OF FLOUNDERING – PEOPLE RUNNING HERE AND THERE SEARCHING FOR THE SECRET – LOOKING FOR THE KEY TO SUCCESSFULLY MAKE THE WORLD MOVE ACCORDING TO THEIR DESIRES AGAIN. THE KEY WILL NOT BE FOUND. NEITHER WILL ANY REMEDY BE FOUND FOR THE ILLS OF THE WORLD.
BUT THERE IS A KEY. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS IN ME. I HAVE THE WAY COMPLETED FOR ALL OF MY CHILDREN TO TRAVEL. IT IS THE ONLY WAY OPEN. ALL OTHER DOORS HAVE BEEN CLOSED. THE WORLD WILL SEE – SOME AFTER MUCH CONFUSION AND TURMOIL AND FOR SOME ONLY AFTER INTENSE SUFFERING BECAUSE OF THE WILLFULNESS IN THEIR STUBBORN HEARTS.
THE NEW GENERATION WILL BREAK THROUGH THE CONFUSION KNOWN BY THEIR PARENTS AND THEY WILL SEE THE LIGHT. IN MY ABODE THERE IS LIGHT AND PEACE. EVERYTHING HERE IS IN ORDER; SUCCESS IS ASSURED. HERE THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR. JOIN TOGETHER IN ME AND WALK THIS WAY
The world is in shambles – utter ruin. All that has been built there is being shaken. No one should enter, for they would be crushed in the tumbling of the structures. The wreckage is a smoking heap – foul, disintegrating.
God put man in command of the place where he lives. In the beginning it was Eden, the place of God’s abode. Man was directed to work the garden to keep all things in alignment with God’s design but man failed to be faithful to this assignment and all fell into ruin. Because of man’s unfaithfulness he was forced out of the place of perfection into a world that was without the presence of God.
Man’s fallen nature created for himself a pitiful dwelling place. Because he had removed himself from the Spirit, the world expanded from selfish greed and became a place of hardship and failure. Death came upon the scene, just as the Father had declared when He bid mankind to leave the place of his birth. Adam’s words and actions caused him to move in a downward spiral, farther away from his Creator.
God’s Arm was not shortened; He did not loose His strength. He followed the design of His purpose and sent His Right Arm to put the flesh of sin to death for mankind. Jesus Christ was the personification of the Father in the flesh of man, inspired with the Life of God for this precise purpose. He poured out the blood of the flesh nature and presented the Spirit for eternal man’s recreation. Because of that sacrifice of poured-out blood man has the ability to overcome all iniquity. As eternal man speaks and adheres to the Word of Truth the adversary of mankind will be forever overcome!
We must understand what TRUTH is. It is not always reflected in the way things appear to be, and it does not always agree with the circumstances of our lives. Truth agrees with God’s plan. We must look at the perfection and purity of God, at His goal for His creation, and make sure that our words and actions confirm the path to complete His perfect will and purpose.
The turning of the world’s events is up to man as far as the natural course is concerned. But the final outcome of the evolution of these events is fixed in God’s purpose. Almighty God is the programmer and provider for the way and the power to complete what He set forth in the beginning of all things.
The struggle that disturbs our peace is for the souls of humankind and it is between the carnal realm and the recreated spirit. The lower nature cannot control without man’s consent, and the Mind of God will not control an unwilling vessel. So the determination of the direction of mankind at any given time hinges upon the consent of one’s will. But the final outcome of the direction of mankind is fixed in the perfect will and purpose of God, and all events will culminate in that triumph
PRAISE GOD AND MOVE AS HE MOVES, SPEAK AS HE SPEAKS AND DO WHAT YOU SEE THE FATHER DOING.
OBEDIENCE IS THE BYWORD [Barbara J. Strauser] 10-8-05 1