|Jesus says… Your greatest Protection is Poverty, Chastity & Obedience|
Jesus says… Your greatest Protection is Poverty, Chastity & Obedience
August 7, 2019 – Words from Jesus to Sister Clare
Jesus began… “You are a Family. When one hurts, all hurt – and childlike obedience is a great safeguard for you all. The enemy is trying to cook up trouble between each other. So, My Love, be extra cautious.
“What is on My heart is the excitement of all of you coming together to worship Me. That is beyond exciting! And yet there is reason for concern. The enemy will do his very best to disrupt and divide; that is why I keep stressing humility to you.”
(Clare) And as an aside, I got HUMILTY several times from the Bible Promise Book. And all readings were about the same thing, and Scriptures about the Lord’s humility from the second chapter of Philippians, Verses 1-18… If there is any encouragement in Messiah, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love, one in being, and of purpose, doing naught through selfishness or self-conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each one should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a matter to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and came to be in the likeness of men. And having been fashioned as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even death on the cross. God, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name, that at the Name of YahuShua ha’Mashiah (Jesus Christ) every knee should bow, those in the heavens, those on earth, and those beneath the earth, and every tongue should confess that YahuShua ha’Mashiah is the Master, to the glory of God the Father.
So then, my dear ones, as you always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much rather in my absence – work out your own deliverance with fear and trembling, for it is God who is working in you, both to desire and to work for well-pleasing. Do all without grumblings and disputings, in order that you be blameless and faultless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and corrupt generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding on to the Word of Life, that I may rejoice in the day of the Messiah, that I have not run in vain or laboured in vain. In fact, even if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the offering and service of your belief, I am glad and rejoice with you all. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me. (End of Philippians 2:1-18)
Jesus continued… “These words are solid gold and life-giving, laying down the basis for Community life. And if followed very carefully, will foil the plans of the enemy. You see, Clare, he has a file on every person, and in the front of that file is a section called, ‘Buttons.’ And it is used for quick access to the most effective stumbling blocks for each individual.
“My Beautiful Ones, know yourselves through and through. Do not gloss over your flaws and faults. Do not ignore your desire for things to go your way. Bring it down, Beloved, bring it down. There is only ONE way – and that is My way. And I want each of you to recognize what is beneath your smiles and benevolence, knowing that at any minute Satan can turn that to Rancor.
“The more you are detached from the world and your opinions and preferences, the easier will be your journey in Community. The more preferences you have, the more difficult. The more intelligent you are in your approach to doing things, the more dangerous you are to the simplicity of what I am doing in this Community. I want to see My life mirrored in everything you have and do.
“The greatest protections you can arm yourselves with are Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience in following the way I lived and did things. I did not choose the palace of Herod to be born, but a despicable stable, smelling of manure.
“I did not choose a royal entourage of finely outfitted men; rather, My choice was rag-tag fishermen who lived a rough and common life—and smelled nasty, as well.
“In My death, I was not accompanied by doctors and nurses. Rather, I was beaten mercilessly. I was crowned with thorns that pierced my eye. I was nailed to the wood of the Cross between two thieves; spit on and reviled. These were My Father’s choices for Me, which I gladly accepted without argument.
“The lowest way, dear ones, is the highest. The last place is the preferred place. To wash My disciple’s feet was to Me a royal honor. I came to serve, not be served. I came to obey, even to the point of an ignominious death. I came to give, not to be given to. Nor to collect the riches and perks of the World. I had no need of those things. They were an encumbrance and distraction that took My mind away from My Father in Heaven, if only for a millisecond, it was exceeding painful! All I wanted was His company and to fulfill His Divine Design.
“Do you see, Children? Do you comprehend? The style of Christianity that is lived today bears no resemblance whatsoever to how I lived. Except among the missionaries of the world.
“Not all of you are called to this kind of poverty. But Kings and Queens have set aside their riches to live as I lived in the privacy of their quarters, because they found the meaning of Life in My company. If you have all the world at your disposal but have not Me – you are indeed a pauper.
“So, I am giving you an opportunity to live very similarly to the way I lived, so that your entire heart may be focused on Me and our relationship. These restrictions are not privations; they are protections. Set the world outside your door but come to Heaven dwelling in your own tiny quarter, because we are together.
“‘Monastery’ comes from the word meaning ‘live alone’. But you are not alone. You are one on One with Me. So, this is the meaning and reason for Evangelical poverty. You live entirely on Providence and have what I determine you need. If I do not provide it, then it must not be necessary. This is the heart attitude I wish for you to live.
“Poverty applies also to attitudes and thoughts. The purse of your own opinion. For instance, Mother Clare likes to research and get the best of what she needs. But that is not My way. I prefer for her to be simple and not so studied. That leads to pride, which she is all too aware of in herself. When you study how to do things, do not pride yourself on the latest technologies, because that is another form of worldliness. Rather, choose simplicity and less, rather than elegant design and more.
“‘What would Jesus do?’ is always a very good question to ask yourself. With the exception of necessity and equipment for your art, whether it be writing, music, or painting, your lives should resemble the life of a migrant worker.
“Chastity that is proper for your state in life. If you are married, you are having children – unless you decide to live a celibate life and are in total agreement. But keep the marriage bed pure and undefiled. It also means protecting your eyes and ears from sensuality and lust. Covering your body so as not to stimulate others, but to keep your body modestly covered and not lend a hand to lustful imaginations.
“Food, also, is to be taken in moderation – both in quantity and quality. And includes moderation in eating and foods served. In other words, Steak & Lobster are inappropriate, because they reflect a prosperous, worldly way of life that finds its meaning and pleasure in delicacies.
“I want you to find all your meaning in Me. And if it be necessary, I will always provide consolations through the things you use in the world. But you will find this a costly effort. All of you have preferences, likes, and dislikes and are prone to wanting your way. But if you want more of Me, you will abandon these habits and come to find your completeness only in Me. And that is a promise.”