| Pride & Self-Will have Consequences… Follow always My Wisdom!
Pride & Self-Will have Consequences… Follow always My Wisdom!
September 30, 2016 – Words from Jesus thru Sister Clare
(Clare) May the grace of profound conviction & repentance penetrate our souls and discover any areas we are holding back from Jesus.
For those of you who haven’t heard the previous three messages, my husband was dying suddenly before my very eyes three days ago and the Lord saved him at the last moment, but it rocked my world.
Today, I simply could not enter into worship this morning; this was weighing so heavily on my heart. Jesus began speaking to me, knowing that worship just wasn’t possible this morning.
I’ve had time to think about why God the Father might say to me that… ‘I have rescued you many times before, so you have had numerous warnings. This last one with Ezekiel beginning to die right before your very eyes, I hope and pray got the point across, permanently.’
It’s that black panther again… Call him Pride, because he embodies all the qualities of Pride… avarice, self will, presumption, call it what you will – it all leads to the precipice of presumption. I recognize now the warnings I have had when Ezekiel would get life-threatening sick, it was always tied to something I bought that was not God’s will.
You see He wants us to live very, very simply, more simply than most poor in this country, as a testimony to others that He is our all. Here the tender voice of Jesus broke in…
(Jesus) “You see, there are consequences for presumption. It’s not a punishment, although it feels that way. It’s a directive, a strong steering fence leading you away from disaster and the precipice which leads even to damnation.
“Though your heart is set on Heaven, the enemy can derail your course by cleverly manipulating you. He knows your faults and weaknesses so much better than you do. He knows where you stand and where you most surely will fall.
“He is extremely patient as he sets one trap at a time that – unknown to you – will result in a mortal fall over a cliff. We are steering you away from the dangers of that precipice, where many have gone before.
“Shepherd’s bones are there, too. We have most carefully steered you in the right directions, Clare, with great love and longing, for you to make it. But when you get headstrong and insist on your own way, we can do nothing. You are very strong willed. Very. Determined is another good word, and it is a wonderful quality as long as it is submitted to Me. But should your flesh get in the driver’s seat, it will most surely be your ruin. I know you are afraid.
“I know you have no confidence in yourself. But I am here to help you. I know you’ve heard that before and still gone your own way, that is why the lessons are getting stronger, clearer, with more dire consequences. Clare, ask Sister Death.”
(Clare) Here He is referring to Francis of Assisi who always asked himself… ‘Is this something I will be proud of when I face the final moments of my life and sister death comes to take me?’ In this way he avoided doing anything that he would be ashamed of in the end. So he always used to say… ‘Ask Sister Death.’ Jesus continued…
(Jesus) “She will never lead you astray. You have the ability to resist temptation. I am always coming to your aid and most of the time we do very well together.
“The reason we call this pride is because you think you know better. If you think, you have something that will make things better, or that you’ll be able to serve Me better, but I’ve put a check in your spirit about it, you’re fooling yourself and feed the lust of the flesh, if I don’t advise and approve of it. And you failed to run it by your covering.”
(Clare) Yeah, this time I didn’t ask Ezekiel first.
(Jesus) “Right there and then, I would have intercepted it and it wouldn’t have happened. See, you have fail-safes, but when you manipulate yourself around them they don’t have a chance to work. Don’t you see, My Precious Bride, I am saying these things to you for your own good.
“I have marvelous plans for you… Things you have always wanted to do, dreams fulfilled. And you – like other souls around the world – have been maturing for years and now are at the point where I can use you. But you must be broken. You are still green in some areas and all of that could be resolved overnight if you just made the permanent decision to always submit to My wisdom. And when you know, something is wrong, no matter what the counsel of others, no matter what the Bible Promise Book says, you know it better.
“This inner place knows better. You don’t need a confirmation, you only need to obey at face value.
“I know well what you want. I know your soul and spirit man are over-riding your flesh, but you must be on guard when you are weak. Remember… what I do not provide for you, is of no use to Me. Keep that in the forefront of your mind because it will steer you onto the right course and prevent you from taking the trail that leads to the precipice of presumption and the failures of all who’ve gone before. Oh, Clare, please embrace what I am telling you with all your heart, Beloved.”
(Clare) Jesus, I do. But in a moment of weakness, I am so afraid of my flesh.
(Jesus) “Practice submission in every little thing and you will strengthen this virtue, so that in a moment of great weakness, when the devil is pushing, pushing, pushing you – you will turn away from him and whatever he is suggesting. That is the point of Pride We are trying to work out of you.
“Stand convinced… if I don’t provide it, you don’t need it. If I am against it, it is poison.
“Can you do that as a wedding present for Me? Oh, that would make Me so happy. What a beautiful gift, you are turning an occasion of sin into a beautifully wrapped wedding present. You are wrapping it in the most exquisite paper of obedience, which is adorned with love, faith, trust, deference, and honor. More and more they declare who I Am in your life and that speaks volumes to the world and those who operate according to the world’s value system and their flesh.”
(Clare) Lord, I am making that resolution right now.
(Jesus) “I see that. You will starve the panther. It’s been feeding on your pride all these years, but if you follow My counsel, it will starve to death. Wouldn’t you just love that?”
(Clare) Indeed, I would!
(Jesus) “Starve the panther. Declare My sovereignty in your life. Above all, above all, above all created things and all your intellect and what you think you know better. Above all your reasoning, your knowledge, above it all. Declare to the world… ‘Jesus knows best. I will follow Him and none other.’
“Come now, My Bride. You are making this resolution before all your brothers and sisters. Don’t scandalize them, rather declare… ‘I can do all things through My Jesus, My Lord.’”
(Clare) ‘Satan – you are not my lord. Flesh – you are not my lord. Intellect – you are not my lord. I renounce you all. Jesus is my Lord and He alone guides me. I renounce every other way. Lord, with your help I won’t fall again.’
(Jesus) “You will do marvelously, Clare. I have every confidence in you, that next time, and every next time, you will choose Me over what you want or think would benefit you. Seal this with communion and I will grant you the grace to overcome yourself.”
(Clare) Thank You, Jesus. I believe in You.