- Jim Corbett
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“How much have you heeded My warnings to you? How much have you modified your lifestyle, realigned your priorities, and eliminated your excesses in response to the warnings given to prepare for the perilous times ahead? I am not asking you if you have made material provisions to “hunker down.” I am not asking if you have fortified your positions of comfort. Before you answer Me, I already know.
"Most of you have done little or nothing to prepare yourselves in a way that pleases Me in order for My purposes to be accomplished. Your world tells you to “go on as usual.” It tells you to not be afraid. It has no foundation for those boasts. It has never listened to Me and has no idea what I will be doing during the times ahead. I tell you to prepare for many changes. I am requiring significant modifications to your life if you want to flow with Me in the times ahead. Today, much has already happened in the heavenlies. It is only the beginning of a massive tide that will require uninterrupted communication between Us if you are to be prosperous during these seasons.
"You need to be able to hear only My directions. You will need to discard everything that stands in the way of Our fellowship. You must turn your priorities to My work, My plan, My purpose for your life. Invest radically in those who are being called out now to accomplish significant areas of duty. Invest radically in your time with Me. I have been calling you. You have not come. You have not changed even a small portion of your world to get in line with My call to you.
"All the time, everything is changing around you. You are like an ostrich with its head in the sand. Stop being foolish. Time is running out. Prepare My way. Use My provisions My way. Seek Me My way. It is the only way.”
Isaiah 30:21 NIV
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Isaiah 48:3 NIV
“I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.”
Have you ever attempted to communicate with someone who had no desire to hear what you had to say? No matter what you said, no matter how much you waved your hands or explained in detail what you meant, he stood - stone-brained – and just looked at you? After you walked away, did you feel that nothing you said or did had any effect on his actions or even his thinking in the slightest bit? I might as well have talked to a tree, you said.
I believe that is how most of us must appear to Father God at present. He has warned us of special times on the horizon. He has told us to prepare ourselves for the good of others and the implementation of His work. He has called us to an intimacy with Him, so that we are equipped to prosper in the times ahead. We have stood with glazed eyes and wandering minds, while He has expressed the importance of His words. Most of us have done little or nothing to heed His words. In fact, few have even acknowledged that He was speaking.
In the time of need, Jesus always did what was best for others. His life was spent for those who hated Him. If any of us have heard even a portion of what the Lord has been saying in these past years about preparation, we have taken His words and chosen to prepare only for ourselves, without even thinking of those Jesus cares about.
We need to respond to some difficult questions, like: What is your priority today? If the Lord called you to pray all day, this very day, and the next, and the next, would you do what is necessary to respond? Or isn’t that as important as your job?
Where is your treasure invested? How many workers are doing without because you are hoarding His wealth?
How will you respond to the fast-approaching tragedies? Of whom will you think during a catastrophe - the one next to you, or only yourself? What would Jesus do?
Look around at today’s church. We haven’t heard! We haven’t moved! We haven’t responded to the many calls of our Lord! We do not know of what spirit we are!
Move this fool, Lord,