When God calls His chosen out of this world, many years can pass by while your mind is only at the stages of much intake concerning His words. For human beings eighteen years can seem like a good bit of time, but to God it is as nothing. Once those intake years reach a certain point He begins His unique molding and shaping of that person in preparing them for His purpose and will.
It can be a very difficult and a very hard road of life, and through that time with whatever you have to go through, He watches closely. When He sees just how down you get, and just how much you cry out to Him from your heart in unwavering faith, He becomes very pleased. Hebrews 11:6
As you grow and difficulties remain with simple needs and dreams, rather than always expecting what He knows you have need of, your prayers just become more for inner peace and strength to deal with what ever His will may be. Christ came to do the will of who sent Him, and we are to follow in His steps. So we are to do our Fathers will, and not our own. Therefore we must learn to be strong in faith with acceptance for what is while knowing His promises and rewards are there and await us in His time.
Christ told His disciples they will persecute you because they persecuted Him. John 15:20
Jeremiah 9:4 says: Take ye heed every one his neighbor, and trust ye not in any brother.
Job 15:15 reads: Behold, He putteth no trust in His saints;
I could go on and on with words of truth regarding brothers and saints who are not yet called, and that is where the love of Christ comes in. We are to pray for and love all regardless of what they may do unto us, and that is something that I work at non stop, and believe me when I say it requires faith with effort and is not easy. But we can do all things though Christ that strengthens us.
I feel Ephesians 3:19 as one of my most favorite verses in the entire Bible because if we have the love of Christ that passes knowledge so that we can have the fullness of God within. . . . there is nothing more for all eternity that anyone could ever want. . . because there is nothing greater than God and his fullness in you.
God has worked with me very much and I have come along way from where I used to be. I work at stressing the love of Christ very deeply with very many scriptures. Yet it is just not the kind of love that most hearts will allow them too absorb with understanding. Yedda is for questions, however I only write posts; yet my words of God have allowed me to meet some good people along with a variety. Some babes and some that just don’t know as much as they think with many that are just ignorant while living within their own little worlds
Either way my spiritual growth brings me to write honest replies or just ignore some. After all, He does say. . . Go from the presence of a foolish man when thou perceivest not the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14:7
God brought me to a brother in a Christian website and below is what he posted with my reply added.
What it comes down to is this; God has answered my prayers for a few others in His little flock. Luke 12:32
I will work with our Father thru my heart and prayer to give all concerned the best idea of just where we are at in prophetic events and tribulation to come time wise.
For now the most important words are what are below regarding searching for God, and with that knowing that without fail we must form a very deeply rooted and extremely powerful faith that relies only on God, and nothing to do with man.
Heaven, hell, lake of fire, Lazarus or some false secret rapture along with any other subject can no longer become as our distraction from just building our faith, because in God’s time, not ours, we will come to know all things.
Whoever is taught by God requires no further external knowledge....
[Myself & Me is God]
Whoever receives the remarkable grace of being taught by Myself, whoever receives and accepts this directly imparted teaching material certainly has no further need to find knowledge elsewhere, for I will completely satisfy him with the bread of life.
He no longer needs to accept other spiritual nourishment; he no longer needs to draw from a cistern when the clearest water flows to him from the spring which is indeed far cleaner and better. However, if fresh spring water is not accessible people should gratefully accept the water at their disposal and carefully protect it from pollution....
Do you understand what I mean by that?
I do not, in any way, want to scorn what has been sacred to you since ancient times, the Book of the Fathers, which shall never lose its value to people who, in good faith of Me and for love of Me, try to derive knowledge from it.... since it conceals profound knowledge, but it can only be found by someone whose spirit has come alive....
But when I instruct you Myself, I give you the teaching and the explanation at the same time, because I adapt all lessons to your degree of maturity, I give to you in accordance with your understanding.
First of all I inform you of My will, since it is your task on earth to comply with it.... But I also reveal Myself to you as God and Father, as Creator of all infinity and as the most loving Father to My children, who ought to achieve the childship on earth and hence require help and support.
The meaning of My Words has become incomprehensible to you, and thus I want to explain their meaning in plain and simple terms to you. Consequently I Am once again sending My gospel to earth as I had proclaimed at the time of My life on earth.
I don't merely want to be present as God in your intellect, I want to live in your hearts, I want you to believe in Me with a living faith, and I want to teach you how you can arrive at this living faith.... not by means of much intellectual knowledge, even if you have taken it from the Book of the Fathers.... but only by means of a completely unselfish life of love.
Your knowledge will become far more profound and your faith more alive when you fulfill My commandments of love for God and other people.... Then you will become knowledgeable and closely united with Me too, and you will also become able to educate other people in turn and inform them about the results of the right conduct in life.
And then you will be My true followers on earth, you will be preachers after My will, because then you will draw all knowledge from within yourselves, then My spirit will guide you into eternal truth and you can make use of knowledge which you do not receive from an external source but always because of My grace. Then the fountain of life will have opened up for you, then living water will flow from the source of My love for your refreshment, and you should also offer the revitalizing drink to other people, so that they, too, can taste the pure clear water and never want to be without it again.
All people could refresh themselves at the source of life yet only few will find it, only the few who are not satisfied with what is inexplicable and therefore look for truth. And since they approach Me Myself for revitalizing nourishment I will not refuse it to them.
Take from the source of life, accept with a thankful heart the contribution of My love and appreciate the immense grace to be taught by Myself.... For you still will need much strength which you can always extract from My Word, which comes to you from above, because I have blessed it with My strength....
My comment to the words written in your post;
“Whoever is taught by God requires no further external knowledge....”
are but words of home to those of us that seek Him as silver and search for Him as hid treasure because we know that He is our only teacher.
In the words you posted regarding the Bible and the Word; since it conceals profound knowledge, but it can only be found by someone whose spirit has come alive....
Those words have one very powerful and true meaning of great depths when speaking of what can be found only through ones spirit that has come alive . . . and the only reason that is has come alive is because of the will of God that is pleased with your faith and efforts toward knowing Him.
To make what I just said clear with easy understanding; just allow our only teacher to tell you in His own words; because Proverbs Chapter two is one of His greatest lessons required before He will bring your spirit to life.
With God we must follow His instructions for rewards, or disobey for punishment.
"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh forward things: Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;" Proverbs 2:1-13
You just read of some great rewards, however, if God is not your life’s priority, your punishment shall be great also, as the more gods of life that come before Him, the greater your punishment will be.
Read now about where you shall be in very hard times unless God shows you His truth by the desire that He sees in your heart.
What if it were you and your family within these horrors that will indeed and without question soon come to pass? Pray hard to God with all of your heart!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. [Isaiah 5:21, 13:16]
Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble. [Jeremiah 11:11, 14]
And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the Lord: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
MAY GOD AWAKEN AND DRAW YOU BY HIS TRUTH