|Jesus speaks about Guilt, Self-Indulgence & Prosperity|
Jesus speaks about Guilt, Self-Indulgence & Prosperity
March 11, 2018 – Words from Jesus to Sister Clare
Clare began… Sweet Jesus, how can I ever thank you for Your Kindness and Mercy? Thank you, Lord. Well, sweet Heartdwellers, when I came into prayer, I saw the Lord holding a scroll in His left hand and a match in His right. And He was lighting it on fire and burning it. I thought, ‘Uh, oh…’ But He gave me to understand that it had to do with flowers. You see, every year I get this temptation in the springtime — and tonight I gave in. So, I came very guilty before the altar. Wanting to pray, but knowing I had really blown it and secretly hoping He will make an exception and let me keep them. You see, I ordered a few seeds and a couple of very tiny plants on Amazon — and knew that if He didn’t give me mercy, I would cancel the order this very night. Funny though, I really didn’t expect His response.
So, I asked… ‘What is it you are burning, Lord?’ (Knowing full well I had been foolish… )
Jesus began… “Your list of things you feel guilty about. I am so tired of your guilt, Clare. There is My permissible will and My perfect will. May I say, you are sometimes much too weak to live in My perfect will? And this night I have given you My Mercy. For you have served Me faithfully and through many trials — and these flowers are My gift to you. That is why I told you to go back and get the lilies; I knew you gave them up for Me, but now I am giving them to you as a gift.”
“There are times in the life of a soul where a mercy cries out… As the saying goes… ‘you can bend a bow until you break it.'”
“Many of My saints had gardens they tended; many also had dungeons, where their only consolation was My presence. For each, I designate what is right for them in their particular season of life. Some row the boat; others sit beside them and eat honey cakes, enjoying the ride. Each has a time and a purpose. The flowers are My gift to you, Beloved; the parchment was what you felt guilt over.”
“Now I ask you to tuck back into your very simple life of prayer and worship and feeding My sheep, knowing that I love you dearly, Clare. Though you have denied yourself, year after year after year, these very simple pleasures — THIS year I want you to have them and enjoy them with Me. With no guilt hanging over your head.”
(Clare) I don’t know what to say, Lord! Other than to cry little tears of thanksgiving for Your precious Mercy.
(Jesus) “I want you to plant them knowing this is a springtime of your life. This is the time to step into your longings to please Me, for I am with you and no one will stop Me from granting you these blessings. No one will block them. And no one will steal them from you.”
“But do pray for your enemies; they have done nothing but curse you and all you stand for. Yet I am about to disarm them, and how pitiful they will be, pitiful enough to need your prayers. So, I enjoin you to petition My Father for their salvation. How I long to show them mercy!”
(Clare) You know, guys? He’s been talking to us A LOT about prayer for our enemies. And even the people who’ve been tormenting little children and trafficking them. The Lord wants to save their souls. The children that they are trafficking are getting saved, but there’s no hope for them without our prayers. So I answered… ‘Yes, Lord. I will pray. I count on you to remind me though, please?’
(Jesus) “This I will do. You have fought long and hard. Not that the future is easy, but let’s just say there will not be the same impediments you have encountered in the past two years. And all of you, My faithful Heartdwellers and intercessors. The battles on this Earth are long and hard. There are times I wish to set you aside for recovery, and being able to move forward without having to fatigue yourself in battles all day long.”
“I also want you to understand that there are times set apart when what was not allowed before is permitted for a season. I am hardening you all off to your own wills, and as you learn to discipline yourselves and focus more on My heart and My business, I can trust you with a few things that would ordinarily lead you in the wrong direction.”
“But there is always caution to be had here, because self-indulgence encourages more self-indulgence. For instance, you know ‘the eye is never satisfied for looking, nor is the ear satisfied with hearing.'” Ecclesiastes 1:8
“And this is how Laodicea, the prosperous town, fell into apostasy and lukewarmness. This is why I have told you the greatest challenges will come with prosperity, because man tends to be enamored of all that is transitory, a chasing after the wind. He is well-armed at war; but the real danger comes in peace.”
“My dear ones, it is not My heart to deprive you. You are in a war for your souls and the souls of your children. And for this reason, you must build with one hand and hold the sword with the other. You must be vigilant, because your enemy is forever trying to slowly, imperceptibly guide your affections towards the things that will weaken your ability to live an upright life.”
“When the war is over and you are with Me in Heaven, you will see just how much I love you, just how much I longed to give you the choicest gifts on Earth, but did not, because I knew they would cause you to wander off and let your guard down, while the enemy stealthily sought to bring you to ruin. He works in little increments, things that you don’t notice. One day you need this, another day you need that, the next day you need more and more and more… until your life is entirely taken up in vanities and you are not any longer serving Me Nor are you keen on serving Me. Rather, you want to enjoy your toys.”
“No soldier gets involved in civilian affairs. If he does, he can no longer protect his charge. And it is quite the same with you. The more deeply entrenched in civilian affairs you become, the less you are able to be alert and on guard. And the more likely you are to fall away, indulging yourself in the vanities of the world, while the enemy is busy ensnaring your family and those you love, as well as abandoning the poor of this Earth I have created to elicit love and charity from your hearts. The poor are truly My gift to you, that you can become more like My Father in Heaven.”
“Ah yes! When you come to Heaven and see the place I have prepared for you, it will be beyond your wildest dreams—suiting you in ways that you never dreamt possible. This is because you are safe from the enemy. You are protected. And those beautiful things of creation I truly made for your enjoyment will surround you in ways you never thought possible.”
“Yes, I repeat Myself. I say it again and again and again… Eye has not seen, ear has not heard and neither has it entered into the heart of man what I have prepared for you who love Me.”
“So, you see? I am not the cruel taskmaster Satan would like to make Me out to be. No, I am the vigilant Father, knowing the dangers that lie behind each thing you are drawn to. And as a good Father, I train you to keep you away from these dangers.”
“So, My Love—to bring it back home to you and your love affair with flowers. Flowers I have created to bring you joy. Understand it is for your health that I hold you back from these things. And yet, there is a season to enjoy them. Just remember to be on guard, lest the enemy draw you away with even more beauty.”
“For you know well, Clare, all the beauty your heart shall ever desire is in My arms, looking into My eyes and hearing the words that ‘I am pleased with you’. These are the things the enemy cannot take from you, My Love. This relationship stands forever, blooms forever, gives off fragrance forever. And fruit, forever. So, come tenderly into My arms, Clare, and enjoy the lilies.”
| I wait for you with such a Longing… Can’t you see the Enemy’s Tactic?
I wait for you with such a Longing… Can’t you see the Enemy’s Tactic? He steals your Prayer Time from you…
April 1, 2016 – Words from Jesus thru Sister Clare
(Clare) The precious peace and grace of our Lord Jesus be with us all, Heartdwellers. You know how it is when you get busy with the world and it’s difficult to finally get your mind to settle down and get into worship? I’m just getting the edge back on my prayer, after all my ‘busy work’.
And during worship, I was finally able to focus and really enter into that sacred place with the Lord. And I won’t go into any depth here but as I have shared with you in the past, that there is a place in His being where each person, unique as they are, fulfills a desire in Him that no one else can fulfill. And that’s why He is so grieved when He loses a soul to the enemy.
I was quietly thinking of the Rapture – and kind of complaining, you know? Not anything out loud, but it’s like… ‘It’s taking so LONG, Lord, so long! So many disappointments. I am weary, weary, weary of all the delays. Oh, when will You ever come?’ And that’s what I was thinking, supposedly to myself. But when you’re in His presence – forget it! Nothing is to yourself. He sees and hears it all. And He broke into my private little conversation, looking down at me with great compassion and He said…
(Jesus) “I know how you feel.”
(Clare) I answered… ‘You do?’
(Jesus) “Yes, I know exactly how you feel.”
(Clare) But how could You?
(Jesus) “Because I wait for you to come to Me, with your whole heart, in prayer. I wait and I wait and I wait. And I listen to you telling Me… ‘I’ll be there soon, Lord!’ and I continue to wait. Sometimes days. So you see, I do know how you feel.”
(Clare) Oh, that’s terrible Lord!
(Jesus) “I know.”
(Clare) Well, what is it like when I finally come?
(Clare) I smiled. I was also thinking… ‘I don’t want to be one of those who teaches about God and isn’t in love with Him.’ Loving and serving Him is one thing, but being in love? Well, that’s quite another. I always want to be in love with Him.
(Jesus) “I’ll tell you one thing though, the Rapture will be when you least expect it.”
(Clare) Oh Lord, stop teasing me! I wondered to myself… ‘When could that possibly be? What circumstance could that possibly be? Maybe I’ll be asleep? I wouldn’t be expecting Him if I were asleep…’
Right around that time, I saw myself in a wedding gown and we were dancing all over the dance floor. I was going to put ‘Draw Me Close to You’ on repeat again and He said…
(Jesus) “Let Me pick the next song.”
(Clare) He chose Terry’s song… ‘We Glorify The Lamb’, and I worshipped Him. Afterwards, I asked Him… ‘Lord do you have anything to say to us?’
(Jesus) “Indeed I do, sweet Bride. I know how you have all waited, and waited, and waited for Me. I know how you feel because I wait and wait and wait for you to come to Me with your whole heart, your whole mind. That can at times be a very long wait. I understand the undercurrents in this world that pull you into its vast ocean. And I want to tell you, you must exert great force in swimming out of its undertow.”
(Clare) Interesting You should say that, about an undertow. The last two days I have deliberately ignored emails and the internet because I wanted You to have that time.
(Jesus) “And you have seen how difficult it is to escape the seductive power of ‘you need to do this, you need to do that.’ It is a guilt tactic the enemy uses to take you away from Me. ‘You haven’t answered your e-mails, you haven’t checked the channel, you haven’t done the dishes, etc. etc.’ Yes, guilt works. That is, unless you are more clever than the enemy.
“Clare, for the last two days, I have given you a grace to swim away and out of that undertow, that undercurrent that so quickly swallows you up and draws you far out into the ocean of this world and away from Me. I have helped you keep in mind, ‘One thing only is necessary and Mary has chosen the better part.’
“You see, this is what it takes My Beloved Brides. The Kingdom of Heaven is indeed taken by the violent – those who do violence to the myriads of petty things that come to mind each day, nagging for attention from you. They are things that may have a purpose in your life, but if you watch carefully, you will notice that come up strongly during prayer time. They come against you and press on you to abandon Me and do other things.
“At prayer time, you begin to still your mind and focus on Me. That infuriates the demons who say… ‘Oh no you don’t! You haven’t hung the laundry, you haven’t made that call back, you haven’t listened to your messages, you haven’t made dinner.’ And on and on.
“They will use anything they can against you to force you to withdraw from prayer. Anything. And the more responsible and diligent you are, the more perfectionistic you are, the more you will say to yourself, ‘I shouldn’t be praying now – I haven’t finished my housework yet.’
“I want you, My Brides, to put those voices out of your heads and treat prayer time as the greatest responsibility you have. Because it IS. Many of you have been raised, no – MOST of you have been raised to see ‘free time’ as a reward after you’ve done all your chores. Most of you equate prayer with ‘free time.’ Not so! Prayer should come before any work that is not a timely necessity, like getting the children off to school. The world’s priorities are upside down. And who do you suppose arranged them that way? If you cannot get a good person to do bad things, get them to neglect prayer and that will begin their moral decline.
“Put demands before them from relatives and then spike those demands with guilt so they can’t turn them down. It was not without good reason that I said that those who love mother, father, wife, husband and children more than they love Me, are not worthy of Me.
“There will always be demons to inspire dissatisfaction with some family member when you don’t bow to their demands. Are you willing to face them off and lose their affection for My sake? Obedience is not something you give to everyone. You are never under any obligation to obey something when it violates your conscience or the Gospels. For this, great distinction is needed. It is so easy for the devils to twist priorities to cause guilt. ‘Honor your parents’ does not mean sin for your parents. ‘Honor your husband, your wife’, does not mean sin for them. You are under no obligation to live the life your parents want you to live, rather you’re to follow Me in your life path.”
(Clare) Say, for instance, your parents want you to be a doctor and you know that the Lord’s calling you to the mission field – you’re not under any obligation to please them. You’re under the obligation to please the Lord.
(Jesus) “When moral obligations come into conflict with family, so often excuses are made just to avoid confrontations and keep the peace. If you are living with a non- believing spouse, parent, or family member don’t fall into the trap of being self-righteous. Find peaceful ways around confrontations when you can, but if push comes to shove, stand your ground and honor Me. Many times I am working with a hostile family member to give them an example and bring them to Myself.
“The devils will continually stir up strife to deprive you of your prayer time. So, be prepared in the long run to stand for what is right.”
(Clare) Well, Lord, what about saying the binding prayer?
(Jesus) “Yes. Binding and loosing prayers are very effective for stopping demon traffic in your home. As a believer, living in your house, you have rights over evil and you can pray against it and receive angelic assistance. But you are somewhat limited by the workings of evil spirits that are there by consent of the others who live in the house. Still, your prayers are powerful and very often whoever you are praying for, removing their demons and their company, they don’t know what hit them. Just all of a sudden, the oppression and impulse to do evil leaves – with no explanation.
“This is the heritage of the children of God. Freedom from oppression and the constraints of the enemy. There are many, many times when I am testing your courage and your charity, and so it is essential that you remain close to Me so that you know the season you are in. Is this a time to be conciliatory or a time to stand your ground?
“I am telling you these things, My children, because many of you live in oppressive environments and are confused about obeying your parents, your husband or providing for your wife. Whenever a request comes to you that compromises your conscience or inspires guilt, beware. It is the ploy of the enemy.
“Really, what are you willing to suffer for Me? Are you willing to fall from favor in the eyes of man? Call to Me in these moments and I will instruct you and lead you out into an open place where you can find peace in My presence without the entanglements of men. Never fear to call evil what is evil, never fear to stand when you know what is right. It will sooner or later bring you into confrontation, so the sooner you master your fears, the more freedom you will have in the long run. Remember: I am always with you, beside you, in you, and I will come to you and give you comfort for the wrath you incur on My behalf.
“I love you, I guide you, I am with you. You are Mine. Let no man insist they have the dominion over you. You are a child of God.”