“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;” -HEBREWS 12:15
That’s one I fight with a lot. Not letting “any root of bitterness” spring up.
I believe something we need to always keep before us is this:
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” -JOB 38:4
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;” -I CORINTHIANS 15:10a
I want to get to a place to where I KNOW its of nothing that I’ve done. Not how much I’ve studied, or how much good I’ve done, or how well I live every day. But by the Grace of God I know what I know, I see what I see, I am what I am.
Its just His grace that we even know ‘God sent a prophet’. Then how much more blessed are we to see beyond even that; God sent a prophet to get a Bride ready so we could be “the final voice to the final age.” Manifested sons of God.
Not bringing some new thing, or our own private interpretation, or something greater than what has already been brought. But;
“The Spirit and the prophet and the bride will be saying the same thing. And what they will say will have already been said in the Word. They are saying it now, “Come out from among her now and be ye separate.” The cry has gone out. The cry is going out. How long will the voice cry?” -Church Age Book p.365
“Oh, God still has a voice for the people of the world, even as He has given a voice to the bride. That voice is in the bride as we have said and we will talk more about that later.” -Church Age Book p.341
“When the Methodists failed, God raised up others and so it has gone on through the years until in this last day there is again another people in the land, who under their messenger will be the final voice to the final age.
Yes sir. The church is no longer the “mouthpiece” of God. It is its own mouthpiece. So God is turning on her. He will confound her through the prophet and the bride, for the voice of God will be in her.” -Church Age Book p.340
“You have the Word. You have more Bibles than ever, but you are not doing anything about the Word except dividing and hacking it into pieces, taking what you want and leaving out what you don’t want. You are not interested in LIVING it, but debating it.” -Church Age Book p.340
THE SPOKEN WORD IS THE ORIGINAL SEED JEFF, IN 62-0318
The Bible’s got to be in you. The Word is a Seed, and as long as It’s laying here it won’t do nothing. But when It comes in here, when It comes in the heart, then It begins to manifest by the Holy Spirit, the works of God. Then visions come, power comes, humility comes. All of your know-it-all is gone. You become nothing; Christ becomes alive. You die; He lives. There it is. ‘Cause He died, I live. When I die, He–He lives again. And when I die, He promised me Life. And I died out to myself, so in order I can have His Life; and how do I do it? By taking His Word, His Seed, put His Seed in here by faith and believe it, and then it produces exactly what the Bible said.
“In every age we have exactly the same pattern. That is why the light comes through some God-given messenger in a certain area, and then from that messenger there spreads the light through the ministry of others who have been faithfully taught.But of course all those who go out don’t always learn how necessary it is to speak ONLY what the messenger has spoken. (Remember, Paul warned the people to say only what he said, I Corinthians 14:37, “If any man think himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD. What? came the Word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?”) They add here, or take away there, and soon the message is no longer pure, and the revival dies down. How careful we must be to hear ONE voice, for the Spirit has but one voice which is the voice of God. Paul warned them to say what he said, even as Peter did likewise. He warned them that EVEN HE (PAUL) could not change one word of what he had given by revelation. Oh, how important it is to hear the voice of God by way of His messengers, and then say what has been given them to say to the churches.” -Church Age Book p.156
I pray that this has been a help and an encouragement to you along your way,