"YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH,

   AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE."

   JOHN 8:32

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT APPEARED TO ME, IN NOVEMBER 2006.

HE STATED THE FOLLOWING, 'THIS IS NOT MAGIC.'

I HAD NO IDEA, OF WHAT LAY AHEAD FOR ME.

I HAD SURVIVED SO MANY YEARS AND TRIALS, AND HAD TRAVELED SO MANY MILES UPHILL;

THROUGH VARIOUS HARD PLACES, AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, 'WHAT COULD BE AS DIFFICULT, AS WHAT I HAVE ALREADY ENDURED?'

 

DO YOU REALIZE THAT AS CHRISTIANS, WE WILL ENCOUNTER VARIOUS SEASONS - THAT ARE

LACED WITH TRIALS, HARDSHIPS AND A GREAT AMOUNT OF WORK?

LET US READ THIS FACT, AS FOUND IN THE BIBLE.

LUKE 22:31-32

"And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may

sift you as wheat:

32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen

thy brethren."

 

LET US GO FURTHUR TO THE APOSTLE PAUL'S RESUME.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:18-28

"Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. 21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. 22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 In journeying's often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watching's often, in hunger and thirst, in fasting's often, in cold and nakedness. 28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches."

 

PAUL WAS CALLED BY CHRIST FOR ACTION - NOT COMPLACENCY.

PAUL WAS CALLED TO REPENTANCE AND CONVERSION, THEN ONWARD;

FOR THE SOULS OF MEN.

ACTS 26:13-20

"At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. 19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance."

 

CHRIST INFORMED PAUL, THAT HE WOULD SUFFER.

ACTS 9:10-16

"And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake."

 

WHY IS IT SO COMMON TO BELIEVE, THAT CHRISTIAN'S WILL NOT SUFFER?

LET US READ CAREFULLY.

ROMANS 8:16-17

"The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him,

that we may be also glorified together."

1 PETER 4:12-13

"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some

strange thing happened unto you:

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory

shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."

1 PETER 5:10

“But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after

that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” 

 

JESUS HAS CALLED US TO A LIFE OF FAITHFULNESS, WHICH MAY NOT ALWAYS

FEEL LIKE - LUXURY;

LUKE 9:23-26

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? 26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels."

 

THE LORD EXPECTS US, TO CRUCIFY OUR FLESH.

GALATIANS 5:24

"And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."

COLOSSIANS 3:5-6

"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness,

inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience."

 

THE LORD DESIRES, A NEW CREATURE OUT OF YOU.

GALATIANS 2:20

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:

and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who

loved me, and gave himself for me.”

 

THE LORD GIVES TO EACH ONE, WHAT THEY DESERVE.

ISAIAH 1:19-20

“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword:

for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”

GALATIANS 6:7-8

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the

Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."

 

I DESIRE FOR YOU TO KNOW, THE LORD IS INTEGROUS; IN HIS INTERACTION,

WITH HIS CREATION.

THIS FAITHFULNESS IS CALLED - COVENANT.

 

COVENANT - BIBLE STUDY

 

YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF A SITUATION, THAT SEEMS TO TAKE YEARS;

FOR YOU TO BE RELEASED FROM.

THE ONLY WISE POSTURE TO HAVE AND MAINTAIN ON THIS ROAD, IS SUBMISSION AND

COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD.

 

I BELIEVE THE LOWER THE PERSON WAS HUMBLED, THE HIGHER THE GROUND OF ELEVATION.

HEBREWS 5:7-9

"Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him."

 

ELEVATION IS - FOR THE PROFIT OF ALL MANKIND.

ELEVATION IS NOT - A PERSONAL THRONE, FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL.

THIS WOULD BE BLASPHEMY.

 

ALL GLORY MUST GO TO GOD, AND GOD ALONE.

THE LIFE MUST BE MAINTAINED IN THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW.

THIS IS PRIORITY NUMBER ONE.

THE SOULS OF MANKIND MUST BE PRIORITY NUMBER TWO;

FOR THIS IS THE HEARTBEAT OF ALMIGHTY GOD.

1 TIMOTHY 2:4

“Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

 

STAY IN OBEDIENCE, GRATEFULNESS, TRUST, HOLINESS, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JOY.

YOU MUST NOT FORGET THAT GOD WILL REWARD YOU, FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SERVICE

 OF LOVE AND EXCELLENCE; NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS HAVE PASSED.

MARK 10:28-31

"Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first."

MATTHEW 19:27-30

"Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."

 

I COULD SHARE A LIST WITH YOU OF THE EVENTS, I HAVE SURVIVED.

BUT THAT WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY CAUSE YOU TO FAINT. THIS IS NOT MY GOAL.

BUT TO SUGAR COAT THE TRUTH, IS NOT EITHER.

MATTHEW 9:36-38

"But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."

 

WHEN YOU REALLY LOVE THE LORD, AND CARE ABOUT HIS HEART, REALIZING ALL SOULS

WILL LIVE FOREVER IN EITHER HEAVEN OR HELL;

YOU BECOME A PERSON OF PURPOSE, SERVICE AND YES - SACRIFICE.

LUKE 9:23

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me."

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THE LORD HAS PROMISED ON OATH;

TO BLESS THE FAITHFUL SERVANT,

AND HE MOST CERTAINLY WILL.

KEEP MOVING FORWARD WITH THE LORD, ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN.

 

Enjoy Your Journey

Ann Elizabeth

RealOron Founder & President

Reference: The Holy Bible (King James Version)

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