“Can these dry bones live ?
. . . . The Voice of him that crieth in the wilderness (desert), Prepare ye the Way of the LORD (Yehuwah), make straight in the desert a highway for our God !”
Ezekiel 37:1-11 & Isaiah 40:3
“For I will pour Water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed (children), and My Blessing upon thy offspring !”
Isaiah 44:3 & ref: Galatians 3:14
There is nothing that Satan fears so much as that the people of God shall clear the way by removing every hindrance, so that the Lord can pour out His Spirit upon a languishing church and an impenitent congregation . . . .
I saw that unless there is an entire change in the young (and old alike), a thorough conversion, they may despair of heaven. “Marvel not that I say unto you, Ye must be born (begotten) again !” John 3:3-7
“And I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren !”
From what has been shown me, there are not more than half of the young who profess religion and the Truth . . . Thy Word is Truth (Verily So) ! . . . who have been truly converted. If they had been converted, they would bear fruit to the glory of God. Many are leaning upon a supposed hope, without a true foundation. ref: John 17:17
The fountain is not yet cleansed, therefore the streams proceeding from that fountain are not pure. Cleanse the fountain, and the streams will be pure. If the heart is right, your words, your dress, your acts will all be right. True godliness is lacking. I would not dishonor my Master so much as to admit that a careless, trifling, prayerless person is a Christian. No; a Christian has victory over his besetments, over his passions . . . Thanks be to GOD which giveth us the Victory through the Lord Jesus Christ (Adoni Yehushua Ha Moshiac) ! . . . There is a remedy for the sin-sick soul. That remedy is in Jesus . . . The Word that was made flesh, and dwelt among us ! . . . Precious Saviour !
His Grace (Divine Influence upon the heart) is sufficient for the weakest . . . Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to that Power which worketh in us ! . . . and and the strongest must also have His Grace or perish. ref: I Corinthians 15:57, John 1:14 & Ephesians 3:20
I saw how this Grace could be obtained. Go to your closet, and there alone plead with God: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10. Be in earnest, be sincere. Fervent prayer availeth much. Jacob-like, wrestle in prayer. Agonize. Jesus in the garden sweat great drops of blood; you must make an effort.
Do not leave your closet until you feel strong in God; then watch, and just as long as you watch and pray you can keep these evil besetments under, and the Grace of God can and will appear in you. God forbid that I should cease to warn you.
Young friends, seek the Lord with all your heart. Come with zeal, and when you sincerely feel that without the help of God you perish, when you pant after Him as the hart panteth after the water-brooks, then will the LORD strengthen you speedily (ref: Psalm 42:1). Then will your Peace (Shalom) pass all understanding. If you expect Salvation (deliverance, freedom, rescue, healing & restoration), you must pray !
Take time. Be not hurried and careless in your prayers. Beg of God to work in you a thorough reformation, that the fruits of His Spirit may dwell in you, and you shine as lights in the world. Be not a hindrance or curse to the cause of God; you can be a help, a blessing. Does Satan tell you that you cannot enjoy Salvation, full and free? Believe him not !
It is the privilege of every Christian to enjoy the deep movings of the Spirit of God. A sweet, heavenly peace will pervade the mind, and you will love to meditate upon God and heaven. You will feast upon the glorious Promises of His Word . . . Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious Promises, that by these Promises, ye might be made partakers of the Divine nature ! . . . . (ref: II Peter 1:4). But know first that you have begun the Christian course. Know that the first steps are taken in the road to everlasting life.
Be not deceived. I fear, yea, I know that many of you know not what religion is. You have felt some excitement, some emotion, but have never seen sin in its enormity. You have never felt your undone condition, and turned from your evil ways with bitter sorrow.
Note: To see our true condition of helplessness, sin and depravity can be accomplished only through beholding the Lamb of GOD, which taketh away the sin of the world. Only in the Light of GOD’s Word, can the darkness and shadows be dispelled !
You have never died to the world. You still love its pleasures; you love to engage in conversation on worldly matters. But when the Truth of God is introduced, you have nothing to say. Why so silent! Why so talkative upon worldly things, and so silent upon the subject that should most concern you ? –a subject that should engage your whole soul? The Truth of God (His Word) does not yet dwell in you.
There is nothing that Satan fears so much as that the people of God shall clear the way (the path of their lives) by removing every hindrance, so that the Lord can pour out His Spirit upon a languishing church and an impenitent (having or showing no regret or sorrow for sin) congregation.
If Satan had his way, there would never be another awakening, great or small, to the end of time. But we are not ignorant of his devices. It is possible to resist his power. When the way is prepared for the Spirit of God, the Blessing will come. Satan can no more hinder a Shower of Blessing from descending upon God’s people than he can close the windows of heaven that rain cannot come upon the earth. Wicked men and devils cannot hinder the work of God, or shut out His Presence from the assemblies of His people, if they will, with subdued, contrite hearts, confess and put away their sins, and in faith claim His Promises.
Messages to Young People p.131 -133