Dailies On The Vine

Just Stay

Those who see the Lord face to face are the staying kind. When everyone else leaves will you stay to hear His Voice?

“And when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders; And you said, Behold, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire; we have this day seen that God speaks with man and man still lives. Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any longer, we shall die. For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire, as we have, and lived? Go near [Moses] and hear all that the Lord our God will say. And speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you; and we will hear and do it. And the Lord heard your words when you spoke to me and the Lord said to me, I have heard the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have said well all that they have spoken. Oh, that they had such a [mind and] heart in them always [reverently] to fear Me and keep all My commandments, that it might go well with them and with their children forever! Go and say to them, Return to your tents. But you [Moses], stand here by Me, and I will tell you all the commandments and the statutes and the precepts which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭5:23-31‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Lord, give us the minds and hearts to always fear You and keep your commandments. This is true covenant, when we choose to stay, and listen to Your heart and Voice. Please don’t send me “back to my tent”. Let us be a people that commune with the living God, face to face; I don’t want to know You from a distance, Eyes of fire consume my soul!

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Dailies On The Vine

Voices of Approval

We must consider the weight and value we place on one another’s voices, is it higher than the ideas, truths, and Voice of the Lord? There is One Voice that ultimately marks us with approval.

“I have come in My Father’s name and with His power, and you do not receive Me [because your minds are closed]; but if another comes in his own name and with no authority or power except his own, you will receive him and give your approval to an imposter. How can you believe [in Me], when you [seek and] receive glory and approval from one another, and yet you do not seek the glory and approval which comes from the one and only God?” John‬ ‭5:43-44‬ ‭AMP‬‬

In all things we should imitate Christ, and most importantly where He received identity and where He did not. “I do not receive glory and approval from men” John 5:41.

These are perilous times and we are at a critical juncture in history when we can not afford to be led astray by even the slightest bit of human idea or opinion that would potentially deter us from the narrow path. We must eagerly await for the Bridegrooms Voice. “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice.” John 3:29 Here in this friendship is your approval. May joy and peace be yours as you patiently stand by, and eagerly expect His Voice!

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