TRUST IN THE LORD

The Sacrificial, Atoning Work of Christ Jesus is the foundation of the Gospel. It is Who HE is (the only begotten Son of God; God manifest in the flesh) and what HE did (paid the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint) that sets the captives free. The power of sin is laid waste under the power of the Cross of Christ.
As glorious as the Resurrection of our Lord is, it is not where sin’s penalty nor power was paid. Knowing Who Jesus is and what He has done, there is no question to His Resurrection. Jesus Christ is alive today. He is sitting at the Right Hand of the Throne of God. His eyes search the earth to and fro for those whose hearts are perfect toward Him.
The devil, being the devil, corrupts this message and deceives God’s people. The purpose of this deceit is to move one’s faith from the Cross of Christ and to another object. This “new” object of our faith seems good. It is cloaked in Scripture and declared from the pulpits but it’s object is “self” and it’s means is “will”. We are often zealous of the things of the Lord but do not know the way…we do not know it is the same faith in the Sacrificial, Atoning Work of Christ that Saves us also will keep us; keeps us in His Will and in His Ways as the Holy Spirit superintends the work of God in our hearts. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to expel that which is not of God. It is the Holy Spirit alone Who has the power to isolate our sin nature which allows us to live for God. Without our sin nature isolated, fallen man is unable to live for God…no matter our will power or abilities. With our sin nature isolated, we still have to choose to live for God. Our path’s are directed and righteously divided by the Lord and we choose which way to go.
If it’s not the Cross of Christ Jesus being preached from the pulpit for Salvation and daily living for God, it is another Gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is for the sinner and the Saint. It continues to draw the lost and the found to Holiness and Righteousness.
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
“5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
 
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
-Donna Clark Warren

FALSE PREACHERS AND TEACHERS

The Lord will allow false teachers and false preachers to succeed for a while in order to test His people. This testing is for our benefit, not His and will reveal to us our own heart. We are the fruit of the ministry we sit under and it is by their fruit that we will recognize false preachers and teachers.
 
“15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
 
16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” Matthew 7:15-16
 
Sadly, most modern Christians so little know their Bibles that they do not recognize what is right and what is wrong and in turn zealously support the work of the devil while along thinking they are supporting the work of God. Quite frankly, if God’s people would stop supporting these false preachers and false teachers they would simply die off. Instead, they continue tickling ears and appealing to the lusts of the flesh while cloaking their vain philosophies is Scripture deceiving those who choose to remain ignorant.
 
“13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
 
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
 
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
 
If we don’t think we can be deceived, quite frankly we are deceived. The Word of God is full of warnings of false teachers and preachers. Any gospel other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified is a false gospel. It is accursed. The gospel taught behind so many pulpits today are nothing less than motivational speeches cloaked in Scripture. They point to self will and ability to gain Christlikeness and it is a lie straight from the pits of hell.
 
It is the work of the Holy Spirit to produce in us fruit unto God. It is HIS ministry that superintends the work of God in our hearts and lives and He will only attend to His ministry when our faith is placed solely and exclusively in the Cross of Christ for all the we need for life and living.
 
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
 
Study the Word. We must ALL study to show ourselves approved. If we don’t know the Bible for ourselves, we will not recognize error when it comes riding in on the coat tails of the Truth. The Truth will expel a lie but a lie will corrupt the Truth if allowed to remain. We have a straight stick in which to measure. We have the plumb line…use it.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

BORN AGAIN

“Knowing” the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified does not constitute Salvation. There are many here in the United States who believe that just because they know the Gospel that they are Saved. I was one of those people…I know what I’m talking about here. If you asked me if I was a Christian I would assure you that yes I was but I was a Christian in ‘name’ only. I waved the banner but had no fruit.
 
“5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
 
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
 
7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be Born Again.” John 3:5-7
 
To enter into the Kingdom of God one must be born of water which constitutes natural child birth, not water baptism is many wrong teach and believe, and one must be born of the Spirit.
 
Until we ACCEPT Jesus Christ and Him crucified as the ONLY Way unto God and not just merely have knowledge of the Gospel, we will not see the Kingdom of God. We MUST be Born Again of the Holy Spirit; spiritually alive unto God by Grace through faith in the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ. It is Who HE is and what HE has done that saves the eternal soul of whosoever will believe from a devil’s hell.
 
Many who claim Christianity need to examine themselves. Are they a new creature in Christ Jesus? Is there fruit unto God?
 
You will know them by their fruit. There is a change in their heart. No longer bound to sin, they (we) are indeed a new creature in Christ Jesus.
 
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” 2 Corinthians 13:5
 
Examine the fruit.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

NEVERTHELESS – GO AND TELL

“3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.
 
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the Grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.” Jude 1:3-5
 
There are many today who the Lord has saved out of the land of Egypt but they believe not. They do not believe in the Cross of Christ Jesus for dominion over sin. They believe for Salvation and praise the Lord for such but they do not believe unto Sanctification.
 
Why? Because there was no one who contended for the faith. There was no watchmen on the wall who recognized the enemy coming to steal, kill and destroy the Saints faith. Instead there were ungodly men; men who turned the Grace of God into a license to sin and denied the power of the Cross of Christ to break the power of sin and set out in their own ways; their own vain philosophies cloaked in Scripture for the victory that they seek.
 
“10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the Truth, that they might be Saved.
 
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
 
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
 
Because they did not receive the love of the Truth and had pleasure in unrighteousness, these who were saved out of the land of Egypt but believed not will be and have been sent a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie.
 
This is the Endtime Apostate Church spoke about in Revelation. The Laodiceans who are in need of nothing. The harvest is great but so is the falling away…the falling away of those who were saved out of the land of Egypt but did not receive the love of the Truth. The delusion is in the church house. Commandments of man are being taught as Biblical doctrine as the laity follow along blindly.
 
Sadly, the ditch is straight ahead. Many have fallen away. Nevertheless…Lord, here am I.
 
“8 Also I heard the Voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
 
9 And He said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
 
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” Isaiah 6:8-10
 
Go and tell. Go and tell them that the answer in which they seek is found in the Cross of Christ. He has made the way if we will just believe upon His Name and not merely use His Name as a magical trinket. WHO HE is and WHAT HE has done for whosoever will believe is the power of God unto us who have been saved out of the land of Egypt.
 
Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

CONSCIOUS & ETERNAL

“22 And it came to pass, that the beggar (Lazarus) died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
 
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
 
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
 
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
 
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there.
 
27 Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house:
 
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
 
29 Abraham said unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
 
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
 
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.” Luke 16:22-31
 
Our eternity is a conscious eternity. The rich man is still in hell begging for water because he is tormented in that flame. Whether his brothers joined him, we do not know. Whether or not his brothers listened to the prophets, we are not told. Once the gates of hell close behind a lost soul, there are no 2nd chances.
 
We never know the day nor the hour the Lord is going to demand of us our soul. We will all given an account for how we handled the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Did we hear and believe? Did we accept Jesus as Lord?
 
Perhaps because we had the intellectual knowledge of the Gospel, we thought we were Saved. Not necessarily.
 
Maybe we actually recited a prayer. Are we Saved? Not necessarily.
 
Were we “confirmed” by a denomination at a certain age? Are we Saved? Nope, not necessarily.
 
Were we Saved at an early age and have since turned away from the Lord? Are we no longer following in His precepts and seeking His Ways? Are we Saved? No, not necessarily.
 
What must we do to be Saved?
 
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be Born Again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:5-7
 
What must I do to be Born Again?
 
“5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
 
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
 
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be Born Again.” John 3:5-7
 
Hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified does not constitute Salvation (being Born Again) but by accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we give the Holy Spirit latitude to come live inside our heart and we are in an instant “Born Again”; we are born of the Spirit and made spiritually alive unto Christ Jesus. This revelation of the Lord is what the Church is built upon. HE is our cornerstone because of HIS Sacrifice on Calvary’s Cross. It is Jesus Christ who paid the penalty for fallen man’s sin and it is Jesus Chris who broke the power of sin.
 
All of this is made possible by what Jesus Christ did on Calvary’s Cross. At our Born Again experience we are buried with Him, baptized into HIS Death…there where the penalty of sin was paid and the power of sin broken and we are raised up a new creature in Christ Jesus; a new creature who is now spiritually alive unto God because we have accepted His Way unto Salvation. To be sure, HIS Way is the ONLY Way that man can be Saved. To be sure, sadly there are many a man is a devil’s hell today who now know this fact. All who are in hell today still seek for someone to return from death and tell their loved ones the truth about God’s Way of Salvation but such cannot be. The Lord has given us His Word, His Holy Spirit and the 5 Fold ministry to declare His Way of Salvation, if we choose not to believe we will have a conscious eternity to replay every Salvation message we rejected.
 
God doesn’t send people to a devil’s hell. Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to save us from eternal damnation. Today is the day of Salvation. Have you believed?
 
“16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be Saved.” John 3:16
 
-Donna Clark Warren

REMEMBER THE WAY

“1 All the Commandments which I command you this day shall you observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.
 
2 And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His Commandments, or no.
 
3 And He humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knew not, neither did your fathers know; that He might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by every Word that proceeds out of the Mouth of the Lord does man live.” Deuteronomy 8: 1-3
 
The commandments given to the New Covenant Believer are written on our hearts. It is the circumcision without hands. Old things pass away and all things become new. Such things cannot be understood by the unredeemed.
 
“11 In Whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
 
12 Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised Him from the dead.” Colossians 2:11-12
 
This circumcision without hands is the ministry of the Holy Spirit as we are buried with Christ in the Baptism of His Death and risen with Him in the likeness of His Resurrection through the faith in of the operation of God. To be sure, this operation of God is the Cross of Christ; it IS the power of God to us who are Saved (1 Cor. 1:18).
 
If we will observe the commandments written on our heart by simple faith in the ability of the Cross of Christ Jesus to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Saint so that He may lead us through this pilgrim land; humble our hearts so that we may know what was in our heart, He WILL suffer us not to hunger for His Word and feed us with the revelation knowledge of Who He is and what He has done so that we may know that we know that we know that we do not and cannot live by bread alone but by every word which proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. We plant, we water and He gives the increase.
 
Keep seeking. Keep knocking. The Lord has gone before you and made a way. The unpleasant circumstances, the stumbling, He will work out for your good as long as our faith is anchored in the Cross of Christ Jesus to meet that need. It is not about us but about Him. It is in our weakness that His strength revealed…not our intellectual manipulations or great and mighty professions.
 
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
 
There is a move of God coming; a move that will sweep many into the Kingdom of God. As the darkness of this fallen world hovers; the Light of His Glory is going to shine as the Cross of Christ is lifted up to His People to look and live; to return to their First Love.
 
Much of the harvest is sitting in the pews every Sunday. There is a line being drawn in the sand. The same Hand that wrote in the sand as the accusers accused the adulteress woman; the same hand that wrote on the wall as evil Belshazzar feasted with the Temple’s stolen vessels of gold and silver is the same Hand that wants to circumcise the heart of His People…to remove those things which are not of Him.
 
Follow His Commandments. Believe on the Cross of Christ for everything you need for life and living. Be determined to know nothing else among you. Look and live.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

FOLLOWING JESUS

“4 Therefore we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
 
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Death, we shall be also in the likeness of His Resurrection:
 
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” Romans 6:4-6
 
Every morning of every day the born again Believer is to deny themselves; deny our intellect, talents and abilities to manipulate the situations at hand and submit ourselves to the finished work of Christ Jesus at Calvary’s Cross. There, where we are buried with Him; planted together in the likeness of His Death and utterly dead to the sin nature which so long reigned in our hearts and lives, is where we shall also be in the likeness of His Resurrection.
 
Our sin nature has no more dominion because the Spirit of God isolates it’s power when we are buried with Jesus in the likeness of His Death. It is the Holy Spirit alone Who has the power to isolate our sin nature. Will power will not do. Intellectual manipulations will not do. Faith in Jesus as the Source and His Cross as the means is the what gives the Holy Spirit latitude to superintend the work of God in our heart.
 
In the likeness of His Resurrection we are able to pick up our cross and follow Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit…but we must choose to do so. It is here that Grace flows uninterrupted, even in the most unpleasant circumstances as we deny ourselves; knowing that our old man is crucified with Christ, pick up our cross so that we may walk in the newness of life and FOLLOW Jesus.
 
The believing sinner is called to believe in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done, and the Saint is called to FOLLOW Jesus. The unbeliever cannot follow Jesus. They may have good intentions but will always and without fail fall. The sin nature still reigns in the heart of the unbeliever no matter their sincerity. It is a struggle within.
 
To be sure, it is this very same struggle the Believer faces when their faith is placed in various vain philosophies for dominion over their sin nature. They delight in the law of God on the inside but the philosophies they apply to that which they wish to overcome bring them into captivity to the Law of Sin and Death.
 
“22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
 
23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the Law of Sin which is in my members.
 
24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Romans 7:22-24
 
Are they Saved? Yes.
 
Are they bound by the Law of Sin and Death? Yes.
 
Why? Because their faith is placed in those vain philosophies for the victory in which they seek and not in the Cross of Christ where our victory was won once and for all.
 
“For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.” Romans 8:2
 
The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the Law of Sin and Death when our faith isn’t placed on the One Who paid the price for our redemption; namely Jesus Christ.
 
Daily the Believer is crucified with Christ. Jesus was crucified once and His Blood paid the penalty of sin once and for all. We who wish to follow Him; follow in His Resurrected life must deny ourselves daily to follow Him.
 
“And He said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23.
 
We must submit unto God’s Redemption Plan so that we may resist the devil and he will flee.
 
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
 
We don’t do these things daily for Salvation but we do them for Sanctification…we do them in order to follow Jesus; His Will and His Ways and not our own. We are all bent toward the sin nature which ruled in our hearts for so long so we must actively decide daily in whom we are going to follow. As for me and my house, we have decided to follow Jesus…and we’re never looking back.
 
-Donna Clark Warren
 

IN THE BEGINNING

“1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
 
3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
 
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
 
5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
 
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
 
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
 
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
 
9 That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world.
 
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
 
11 He came unto His own, and His own received him not.
 
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name:
 
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
 
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His Glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father,) full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:1-14
 
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehends it not. The born again Believer is to bear witness of that Light. We have been given power through the Blood of Christ Jesus to become a Child of God. This is a legal work which can only be done through the shed Blood of Christ Jesus.
 
The Cross of Christ IS the power of God for us who believe upon His Name. The light which we bear witness of is not diminish as it is spread but in fact pierces the darkness.
 
“14 For the Kingdom of Heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
 
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
 
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
 
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
 
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.” Matthew 25:14-18
 
This light we bear witness of to a lost and dying world is not to be hidden…if so, it will be taken away and given to those who have an abundance of light.
 
“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto Salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16
 
The Light of the world has come and dwelt among us. Despised and rejected, still He paid our Redemption price that we may be a Child of God. Born again, born of the Spirit of God, we should be bearing witness of His Light and not hiding it in the darkness but exposing the darkness so that others may see the light.
 
There is power in the Cross of Christ to Save. There is power to Sanctify. Sin shall not have dominion over the Believer. The power of sin was broken at Calvary. It was laid waste; nailed to the Cross when Jesus Christ gave up the Ghost.
 
Jesus came and dwelt among us but we received Him not. He made a way that we too might be a Child of God…if only we will choose to believe upon His Name.
 
Have you believed? Do you know the power of God’s Saving Grace? Have you been washed in the Blood of Christ?
 
Today is the day of Salvation.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

TRYING THE SPIRITS

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
 
Behind every action is a spirit. Every song and every sermon there is a spirit. The forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil didn’t just serve up knowledge of ‘evil’ but knowledge of ‘good’ as well and to be sure, such knowledge is not of God because it breeds self righteousness and pride. It is the knowledge of the world; of fallen man whose moral compass is rooted in such knowledge.
 
Some can easily recognize the spirit behind the song when it is delivered. It appeals to our emotion…the same emotion pricked by the love song of a heartbroken teenager or perhaps it appeals to the emotion of the teenager’s first love and all of it’s grandeur. I’m old but I still remember; I still recognize that familiar spirit…but I also recognize the Holy Spirit. Praise the Lord for the overwhelming power of the Holy Spirit when the broken Believer humbles themselves before the Lord. I’m so thankful to know the difference in the power of God; to know the peace beyond all understanding and the joy unspeakable – no matter the circumstances.
 
It is much more difficult (I believe) to recognize the spirit behind the sermon when it is delivered. Your doctrine may be straight down the line but when it’s delivered with the wrong spirit, it does more damage than good to the work of God. The lady with the spirit of divination was correct in saying Paul and Silas were great men of God but the spirit behind her acclamations was wrong.
 
“16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
 
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation.
 
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the Name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.” Acts 16:16-18
 
To be clear, I’m certainly not saying these people are possessed in any manner. What I am saying though is that the spirit behind many songs and sermons will grieve the Holy Spirit and we must pray for discernment. It may seem good and even sound right but recognize the spirit behind the sermon to see whether they are being led by the Lord. The Lord does not try to exclude but seeks to include whosoever will believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
 
Try the spirits. At Calvary Jesus Christ afforded us the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to guide us into all Truths according to the Word of God. If it sounds right but your spirit is grieved, pray for discernment…seek understanding. If it robs you of your peace, it’s the devil seeking to kill, steal and destroy.
 
“Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
 
Jesus Christ has gone before us. He is perfectly capable of authoring and finishing our faith. Be determined to know nothing else. Know in Whom you have believed…let not your spirit be grieved.
 
-Donna Clark Warren

PRAY FOR THE LABORERS

1 Now we beseech you, Brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him,
 
2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
 
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
 
4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
 
Many believe the day of the Lord is at hand. No man knows the day nor the hour that the Lord will return for His Children but we do know it could happen at any time. There is nothing else in Scripture that needs to happen before His return. Nevertheless their remains a people who do not believe the great falling away is happening right now as we speak.
 
For years I have said that much of the harvest is sitting in the pews every Sunday morning in need of nothing. Sadly they have fallen away. Hearing, they hear not. Seeing, they see not and neither do they understand that there is a great falling away and they are part of it. The Endtime Apostate Church who desperately seeks revival cannot hear Jesus on the outside knocking but continue looking for Him among their foolishness. The fire tunnels, white witchcraft and seeker sensitive garbage cloaked in Scripture keeps them focused on everything but Jesus Christ and Him crucified…who HE is and what HE has done to break the power of sin in their lives is dismissed as rudimentary; “Christianity 101”.
 
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
 
36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
 
37 Then said He unto His Disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
 
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:35-37
 
Hear me friends, if your heart is not filled with compassion when you see the multitudes in the great falling away; if you are not concerned for the eternal souls of those who are fainting under the heavy yoke of another Jesus and another gospel being presented to them every Sunday morning as they raise their hands in a form of worship but their hearts are far from the God of the Bible; than you too are of another spirit.
 
PRAY for the laborers. Pray for the Lord to send forth His Laborers into the harvest and with they go into the synagogues of the fallen away don’t crucify them as compromising but keep praying… they are the laborers of the Lord that we have prayed for and they are going about doing the work of God. They’re hearts SHOULD be filled with compassion for these people who are bound…and so should ours.
 
PRAY for the laborers. The harvest is great.
 
-Donna Clark Warren