Thursday, July 24, 2008

Speak the Truth

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Ephesians 6:10

Do not be intimidated by anyone, but speak forth My Word as I give it to you. You have written freely and fearlessly. Now speak in the same way. Your spoken word must be brought into conformity with the work I have done within you. This you need for your own personal sense of unity. This you need for your own strength. For the house divided against itself cannot stand; neither can you so long as you bear one testimony in your heart and another with your lips. 

You are not pleasing Me but trying to please men. They will detect your inconsistency in spite of your best efforts, for in one way or another, the truth will break through. You need not say all that is in your heart, but you must either speak the truth or be silent. If you cannot bring yourself to speak the truth without apology, then speak nothing.

Let the life and witness of Jesus Christ be your guide. If you are willing to attempt to emulate His honesty, I will come to your aid to give you the wisdom also; so that the answer may be not only true but forceful. For you wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the unseen opposition of satanic forces. These may at times be arrayed against your soul even through your dearest friends, so that you may have to reply as Jesus did to Peter on one occasion (see Mark 8:33).

Do not set out to convert the world to your convictions but rather to hold you own convictions inviolable against the forces of the opposition. I will be with you and will guard your mouth. Trust Me.

~ Come Away My Beloved

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for that Jeny. Besides my sister, there is another matter I have been avoiding. Could this be my kick in the pants?;-)
Hope you are well today!