The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ.Oswald Chambers
The Hebrew word for Prepared is to be firm.
When I pray, I hear the word “Prepared ~ The Way.” – yes, this is what I am hearing. Am I prepared? And for what?, I ask. The response is two words, The Way or in other words God’s Way.
As a teacher, counselor and survivor I feel like I’ve been preparing for years, but not totally Prepared. I get a gentle nudge from God who says to my heart, “That is what I’m here for.”
It is in those quiet moments with God that I know I’m not prepared, but His Person ~ Holy Spirit that dwells within me is prepared, and His Way, The Only Way, needs to be My Way in order to remain “Prepared ~ The Way.”
…Watch closely: I’m sending my preacher ahead of you;
He’ll make the road smooth for you.
Thunder in the desert!
Prepare for God’s arrival!
Make the road smooth and straight!Mark 1:1 MSG
We are living in the midst of a trembling underneath. I’ve awakened several nights over the past year with a trembling in my body. At first I thought I might have the beginnings of some dreaded disease. Instead, now I believe it was Holy Spirit sounding an alarm saying, Are you?Prepared ~ The Way.
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. Isaiah 24:18Isaiah 24:18
We are approaching the time when Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Many times I’ve heard the saying, “It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming!” I think of those three days, whether or not it was a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, the three days before Jesus arose was most certainly a time of great trembling, great mourning before Resurrection Morning.
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more will I make to tremble not the earth only, but also the heaven. Hebrews 12:26Hebrews 12:26
Have I done all, written all, preached all, prayed all and completed every assignment the LORD has asked me to do with 100% obedience? No, I honestly can’t say that I have. Hindsight is always 20/20.
What Jesus tells us is not to look back, but to press forward. So, what I can do is allow God to help me press onward and be Prepared ~ The Way.
Right this moment I know my race is not finished and there are a lot of souls the LORD wants to save. I want to be part of the harvesters. But, If my life here ends tomorrow, I want to go out prepared, steadfast and ready to meet Him. To accomplish this means I must be certain in my heart that whatever comes my way I know God is before it and behind it. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of all things. He who began a good work in me is able to finish me, keep me steady & Prepared ~The Way.
Being Prepared is determined by God.
HEB: פַּעֲמָ֑יִם כִּֽי־ נָכ֤וֹן הַדָּבָר֙ מֵעִ֣ם
NAS: [it means] that the matter is determined by God,
Prepared means be free of sin and ready for His Spirit
HEB: הָעָ֔ם הֱי֥וּ נְכֹנִ֖ים לִשְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָמִ֑ים
NAS: to the people, Be ready for the third
I believe this scripture is a prophetic word about the third day, the day that Christ arose from the dead. Before the celebration of the resurrection there was a great trembling the day our LORD was crucified. I felt the Lord say, “I’ve prepared my people for the REST… SELAH.
Jesus has already prepared the Way
Deuteronomy 19:3EB: תָּכִ֣ין לְךָ֮ הַדֶּרֶךְ֒
NAS: You shall prepare the roads
This is a time of 2092 hétoimos (from heteos, “fitting”) – ready because prepared; “standing by,” ready to meet the opportunity (challenge) at hand; ready because the necessary preparations are done (or are sure to happen as needed).
Prepared to Rest, and Braced for What is Coming
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֤ר הַבַּ֙יִת֙ נָכ֣וֹן עֲלֵיהֶ֔ם וַיִּסָּמֵ֖ךְ
NAS: the house rested, and braced
The enemy is at work and some have fallen away from my plan, but if my people who are called by my name are willing to to rest in me and brace themselves for the days ahead, I will redeem them with MY MIGHTY RIGHT HAND. I AM FAITHFUL. I AM TRUE. I AM LORD OVER ALL THE EARTH AND THE INHABITANTS THEREIN. I AM READY. ARE YOU?
Have you, Prepared Your Heart To Give a Testimony of Your Faith?
1 Peter 3:15 Adj-NMP
GRK: καρδίαις ὑμῶν ἕτοιμοι ἀεὶ πρὸς
NAS: always [being] ready to make a defense
KJV: hearts: and [be] ready always to
Are you, Prepared to go and do whatever He says to do?
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Be bold for, During these times we must not
Allow fear, lying spirits, doubt and unbelief to override our mind, will or emotions, creating undo stress on our health. Prepared ~ The Way… is Christ’s Way.
For Those battling with fear and doubt, this is a prophetic word given to me.
Walk on without fear for Your Table is Already Prepared in the Presence of Your Enemies (Blog Post).
He said, “My daughter, Come in, Come In, PRESS IN! The fear was there, the doubt was there, but I am here, PRESS IN!”
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