10/5/10 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy During Fellowship
For a Brother in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
A brother in Christ said: I’m being faced with a few dilemmas. A close friend made me the godfather of her son. They are having a birthday celebration for him this Sabbath, then having him christened at a local church. I’ve been praying about this, and feel that it would be okay to go to the birthday, but I’m not sure about the christening. I want to do what is right in The Lord’s sight, having proper reasoning for my decision.
Thus says The Lord: My son, before you have I set many things of great importance, yet I have heard no answer, nor have you offered yourself in place of your lack. And now you ask of obedience, stumbling over those things from which you were to remain separate.
Therefore, this is what I say to you: One who serves Me in truth must show themselves fully worthy, embracing the call of The Lord wholeheartedly, or how shall I send them? I speak not of being made worthy according to My sacrifice, but of giving up your life in this world for My sake, loving Me more than these, bearing your cross after Me.
Behold, I shall speak, and in a loud voice I shall reveal My will through My servant, and he shall write. And the line shall be declared, it shall be set, and no one shall pass over it.
I tell you a mystery: Those who heed the call and come out will pass to one side, and those who refuse to the other - one on this side, and many more on the other. And those who pass over to those who remain on this side shall escape. Yet those who continue to reject My voice and rebel against Me shall remain, left to walk through the valley until death comes to claim them. I AM THE LORD.
[A brother in Christ] Amen. I may have been foolish, I am not seeing with greater eyes. Is that birthday on the Sabbath wrong also? I’m so caught up in these small matters. This is not good.
Thus says The Lord: My son, a wise servant who lacks understanding seeks out a prophet of The Lord who is true, that he might receive understanding by the Word of My mouth. Yet wiser still is the man who seeks out the things of God by way of Him who was sent and is about to return, that he might understand by the Word of The Lord spoken already. For any plate left uneaten quickly grows cold, says The Lord.