| Let your Light shine in this hopeless and dark World
Let your Light shine in this hopeless and dark World
August 8, 2015 – Words from Jesus to Sister Clare
(Clare) I started out by saying… ‘Lord, what are you thinking right now?’
(Jesus) “What am I thinking? Well, how very beautiful you are, and that you are going through a really bad and ugly phase. Condemnation after condemnation after condemnation. I’ve been watching you fight it for days, and really – I want it to stop. I’m tired of seeing you besmirched by the enemy. Clare, truly it has worn you down. This self-hatred, really, I want it to stop. You are singularly beautiful to Me, not singularly ugly, as the enemy would have you believe.
“There is a serious move of condemnation coming over My Body right now, in an effort to disable each and every part. I must warn you, My Brides, this is not coming from Me. This is not My conviction, it is the enemy’s condemnation and it’s been hatched as a plan to debilitate you.
“Your beauty and your worth does not lie anywhere within the sphere of this world. No, it is extraterrestrial – not in the usual sense, but in the Heavenly sense. Each and every one of you are singularly beautiful, powerful, Grace filled, and awe inspiring as bannered troops.”
(Clare) When He said that, I remembered the first song that Ezekiel and I wrote about the Song of Solomon. One of the lines was in the 6th chapter, verses 4 and 5… Oh my love, you are as lovely as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners! Turn your eyes away from me, because they overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats that have descended from Gilead. Just reading that, and knowing that this is what the Lord was thinking, just made me sigh. I was kind of spaced out and said… ‘Hmmm…’
(Jesus) “That’s what you always say when you don’t know what else to say.”
(Clare) You know me well, Lord.
(Jesus) “Well, you are as beautiful as bannered troops and your eyes do overcome Me. My Brides, you are way too steeped in the condemnation of the world. In the world, you have a continual cutting away of your stature before Me. You are taught so many false and erroneous things about beauty from childhood that you have learned to condemn yourselves and cut yourselves down before you realize what you’ve done.
“Not that you should go around flaunting your physical beauty, no, that’s not the point at all. But, you were never taught to value what I value in a soul, the true beauty of a soul. As a result, you’ve compared yourselves to the beautiful people time and time again, and come up feeling 100% ugly. In My reality, you are all stunningly beautiful before Me, and awe inspiring as bannered troops.
“Yes, you are adorned with My Grace, which is invisible to the world, but highly visible to the citizens of Heaven. If only you knew the depth and breadth of the Grace that surrounds and abides in you, you could relax and minister to souls out of that storehouse.
“What I want to convey to you in this message is that you are indeed a caravan laden with aromatic spices, sapphires and gold. When you approach other souls who do not know Me, there is a certain royal quality about your person that comes from My presence inside of you. Souls can sense there is a rare treasure, hidden within, yet intangible to them.
“My beautiful ones, you are full of grace and beauty, and so highly desired and valued by Me. What you have shines from within, whereas what the world has shines from the outside… yet is dead within. You mustn’t ever compare yourselves to the celebrities of this world who are fair and skilled in conveying outward beauty, but inside may very well be spiritually dead. What I see when I look upon a man or a woman is the interior light – whether it be shining brightly, barely flickering, or even non-existent.
“When you are weighed down from this false sense of ugliness, you tend to withdraw and not allow that light to shine on others. Rather, you run and hide, are easily persuaded to give up, and are weak in your resolve to touch others. This is being used against you right now. Part of the fatigue you have been feeling is discouragement from unhealthy self-abasement. The enemy uses this as a two pronged attack. When you feel ugly on the outside, it cripples you from approaching others, and the worst part is that it returns the focus on yourself rather than on Me or the souls I send to you. It is very effective in curbing your outreach to others.
“When you feel beautiful and inspired, you are outgoing, confident, and ready to give. This is how I wish for you to see yourselves, not as expired old wineskins, ready to be discarded.”
(Clare) Oh Lord, you always hit the nail on the head!
(Jesus) “Yes, well that nail has been dragging you down and causing you to want to give up. Plus, you have been overly active in the world for two days. All of this has its affect, My Love. If you want to carry the Living Waters forward, you must temper your interaction with the world. Some things, I know, cannot be avoided and I also know well your repulsion to going out into the world for anything.
“But, I am speaking now to all of My Brides, My Body, men and women. Do not allow yourself to be cowed by worldly attributes like personality, appearance, accomplishment, presence. No, do not allow that to discourage you from carrying My light out into the world for the short time remaining to you.
“As it is written in Matthew 5:14-15… You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city to be hidden on a hill. Nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
“I want to fill you more and more with My Graces, even to overflowing. Much in you is depleted and wounded. My remedy for that is more time with Me. Allow Me to sing over you, hold you, receive your worship and I will pour more and more of Myself into you. And, you will rise up from your weakened and depleted state, to carry the light of My Love into this hurting world. Remember to look for those who are broken and hurting, those who need the balm of My Love. They are the fruit ripe for the picking; they are the ones I want to rescue before the door closes on the ark.
“You are beautiful to Me, My Brides! Go forth and let your light shine in this dark and hopeless world. May the oil of joy and gladness brighten your countenance as I fill you with My approval and love.”