Who is First
May 24, 2008 - From YahuShua HaMashiach, He Who Is Called Jesus The Christ, Our Lord and Savior – The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For His Brothers in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
My beloved, who I have called My friends, trust in Me… Stop denying My name, and cease from covering over My doings. I have called you, even I have done all these things. Yet you keep secret that which I have said to show before all, and quieted that which I have commanded be trumpeted…
Even to the closing of your mouths at another’s request, also speaking in soft tones, saying, ’Hush, lest others hear’, when I have spoken it, saying, “Shout it from the rooftops.”
Therefore give heed to My voice, embrace the leading of My spirit, and do those things which are right and good in My eyes – Proclaim the Truth! Speak it aloud! Yet no more hide what you are doing, as though you are somehow ashamed. For though you say, “I shall keep the peace”, there is no peace! And though within your heart, you have said, “I shall serve in secret”, I tell you the truth, you have surely denied Me! Therefore, My sons, let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’, and your ‘No’, ‘No’, as it is written; obey, or obey not.
My sons, who is first? You say that I am, yet you seek to hold onto that which is passing away, to maintain a peace which has already departed – not realizing that this only serves to expose the truth, that you have not placed your wives or fear of strife above Me, but yourselves! Therefore gird up your loins like men, and serve Me in sincerity and in truth, or serve Me not. For it is far better to do nothing, than to deny Me by concealed works and dark speeches. Nor shall you attempt to justify yourselves by false and erred parables, which you did not receive of Me. For you deal not with children, nor with those who feign ignorance, but with those of your own household, of which you were to be the head.
Thus you are to blame, My sons. For by your actions you have added to their quandary, when instead you should have quickly set all these crooked paths straight!…
Or have you forgotten these Scriptures: “Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in Heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in Heaven. Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. For he who loves father or mother, more than Me, is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter, more than Me, is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it. He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet, in the name of a Prophet, shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man, in the name of a Righteous Man, shall receive a righteous man’s reward”?
So then, that which I had spoken to Peter, I also say to you: Do you love Me more than these?…
Then feed My sheep, and take care of My lambs… Says The Lord