I have been giving warning words and dreams since I was literally a young child. I don’t enjoy it, but I aim to be obedient and walk in the fear of the Lord. I have seen the outcome of when people do not heed the warning. I’ve actually seen people lose everything. One time at just five years old I warned a family member not to marry a man, I cried through the entire wedding. Two weeks later I had to run for help as this man I warned about tried to beat and strangle the newly married woman. And the stories continue over the years, so it is with great reverential fear I deliver what I believe I am to write or say. The weight is sometimes accompanied with a grieved heart when you see them (the person, persons, nation etc) choose to go their own way.
It feels helpless, because I can pray for ears to hear and eyes to see but ultimately it is an issue of the persons heart – and that comes down between the person and God only. One of my triggers used to be when I didn’t feel listened to, and well that still doesn’t feel great!
There is a weight to our words, to our choices, to our will. Destiny is hinged on obedience, like dominos many other lives are affected by just the slightest of our choices. Sometimes lives swing in the balance of an unknown eternity on these hinges. (And the Bible says even the “elect” will fall away).
Then I think of Jesus, He gave His life! Crucified to win our souls and ultimately our hearts. There is no greater display of love… and I can only help but think how His heart must feel, to be TRUTH Himself and yet not be listened to knowing He shed His blood and made a way, the complete and perfect pathway to eternity! But it doesn’t end there, He also extended provision to live an unchained life here on earth.
If you’re a preacher, a house mom, a student, a king – it doesn’t matter how much you have or how little. You will be judged the same. Your heart and your will belong to you, with it what will you do? Who and what will you choose?