The True Sign
How many believed on My Name after seeing the signs which I did?
Not for the signs, not for the water made wine, not for My miracles will My true follower believe in Me.
No, for something deeper, seen only with the eyes of faith, realized only by a heart of love responding to My Heart of Love. Not of these must it be said, “I do not trust Myself unto them” as I did of those who saw My signs.
I must trust Myself and My Cause to My followers who see me with the eyes of faith. How else can I be loved and known?
They will meet Me, the outcast Savior, when I am performing no mighty deeds, wandering unheeded and unacclaimed through dark and lonely ways, and they will pause, all other pursuit forgotten, and will yet turn and follow Me.
Follow because of some chord in them responsive to the yearning of My Heart for Man, who has shut Me out. Follow, too, because of that in Me which is responsive to the cry of man’s hungering soul.
I reward your seeking with My Presence. Rejoice and be glad. I am your God. Courage and joy will conquer all troubles. First things first.
Seek Me, love Me, joy in Me. I am your Guide. No perils can affright you, no discipline exhaust you. Persevere. Can you hold on in My strength? I need you more than you need Me. Struggle through this time for My sake. Initiation precedes all real work and success for Me.
Are you ready to live a life apart? Apart with Me? In the world and yet apart with Me? Going forth from your secret times of communion to rescue and save?
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
In Eternity Now
Heirs of God. Joint heirs with Me of Eternal Life, if so be that you suffer with Me, that we may also be glorified together.
Glory denotes perfection of character. This can only be learned as you allow discipline to play its part in your life, and also as you entrust your sinful past to Me.
Perfect through suffering. You cannot escape discipline and be truly My disciple.
If you think that life is too short for all you have to do and to conquer, then remember that you have already entered upon ETERNITY.
Faith and obedience will remove mountains, mountains of evil, mountains of difficulty.
But they must go hand in hand.
“Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.” -James 2:24
Spirits in Training
Go on along the highway of the Kingdom until all that comes, that touches your outward lives and circumstances, has no power to ruffle your spirit-calm. Make it a delight so to train yourselves.
Why does man rebel at aught that should teach him poise of spirit, whilst in the physical world he welcomes severe exercise that would increase his powers?
The children of this world are surely wiser in their generation than the children of light. If My Children of Light gave to their spirit and character-training all the care that the children of this world give to the body — its feeding, its clothing, its wellbeing — how rapid would their spiritual progress be!
Yet how little does the body matter compared with the growth of the Spirit. “Fear not them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul.”
He Is Risen
Rest in Me, quiet in My Love, strong in My Power. Think what it is to possess a Power greater than any earthly force. A sway greater and more far-reaching than that of any earthly king.
No invention, no electricity, no magnetism, no gold, could achieve one millionth part of all that you can achieve by the Power of My Spirit. Just think for one moment all that means.
Go forward. You are only beginning the new Life together. Joy, joy, joy.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” – Philippians 4:13
Waagosh Ankwad. In Ojibwe, it means Fox Cloud
Go forward, glad indeed.
Walk with Me until your faltering, flagging footsteps learn to keep in step with Me, and gain a firmness and a confidence unknown before.
Walk with Me until a gladsome rhythm reveals the conquest-spirit that you draw from Me and your whole being thrills with the joy of being, doing, and even suffering with Me.
Thus in loving Communion with Me you learn to know my needs and My wishes for others.
“Hear am I, Lord, send me” shows very surely a child-like eagerness, the eagerness of love, even the eagerness for adventure for My cause
For in My Secret Service there is surely the thrill of adventure.
I am with you to guide you and help you. Unseen forces are controlling your destiny. Your petty fears are groundless.
What of a man walking through a glorious glade who fretted because ahead there lay a river and he might not be able to cross it, when all the time, that river was spanned by a bridge? And what if that man had a friend who knew the way – had planned it – and assured him that at no part of the journey would any unforeseen contingency arise, and that all was well?
So leave your foolish fears, and follow Me, your Guide, and determinedly refuse to consider the problems of tomorrow. My message to you is, trust, and wait.
“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt
go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” – Psalm 32:8
Sift Your Motives
Walk in My Ways. Follow the path I have bidden you tread.
Humble yourselves before Me, and keep My laws, so shall you have perfect peace.
I am with you to give you the needed strength. Go forward unafraid. Grow in Grace, and in the knowledge of Me, your Master and your Friend. Count all the learning of earth’s wisest as nothing compared with the wisdom that I, your Lord, would show you.
Love and learn. You have much, very much to do for My Kingdom. So seek to become perfect. Sift your motives. All that is unworthy cast aside, uproot its inner growth.
You are freely forgiven. Forgive freely, largely, wonderfully.
Good Friday – The Hope of Easter Begins
I am with you. Do not fear. Never doubt My Love and Power. Your heights of success will be won by the daily persistent doing of what I have said.
Daily, steady persistence. Like the wearing away of a stone by steady drops of water, so will your daily persistence wear away all the difficulties and gain success for you, and secure your help for others.
Never falter, go forward so boldly, so unafraid. I am beside you to help and strengthen you.
Wonders have unfolded. More still will unfold, beyond your dreams, beyond your hopes.
Say “All is well” to everything. All IS well.
“My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.” – Psalm 119:28