Yesterday June 22, 2021, I related a testimony about how the Lord tested my faith, love and relationship.
He placed me in a very uncomfortable place where I was faced with a choice to endure the pain or find relief in the world. My choice was to endure and stand on my faith and trust I would be healed and comforted by the lord.
It has taken me a bit to sort through, what has just occurred, to fully comprehend the deep message. I would like to share what the Lord revealed what took place yesterday.
“Yes,” this was a test of my faith, but more than that it was a test of my relationship. How deep did it go? How much trust was involved? Did I really believe Yeshua cared for me; if he did then why would he allow this to happen in my life?
These questions ran through my mind and I didn’t realize at the time who was planting those thoughts and questions. As I analyzed this whole scenario, it became clear there were two spiritual factors at work. One was the lord who was allowing me to be sifted by the enemy to see how sincere my walk and relationship with him was.
From this encounter I learned Faith is truly the foundation of our relationship with the lord. And how we develop that relationship within our walk under Grace and in salvation is going to become a major factor when we are sifted and placed in a position of having to endure.
It is not enough to say I have faith, I stand on that faith, I believe in that faith, knowing you will be there for me Lord. Trusting Yeshua will react to our faith, knowing he will answer our prayer and petitions. What becomes crystal clear, we must as well be willing to participate and endure as we claim to be like Christ in our walk. If we claim this part then we claim what our lord had to endure while walking with us.
We read of his sufferings, the intolerances and demeaning’s Yeshua, had to endure as he passed through the crowds. What now becomes visible, I was hearing Satan placing temptations in my mind, you don’t need to suffer and endure this pain, look what the world is offering, relief and comfort; and the lord will be there for you, did he not reach out and save Peter as he faltered with his faith.
I now wonder how many who have been in pain have suffered the same form of temptations to draw them away from their faith and trust into the realm of believing there is more comfort in the world then enduring and suffering as Yeshua did.
What I’m recognizing is there is a very fine line between standing on faith and enduring, as our Saviour did, the pain and humiliations bestowed upon him. When we are faced with having worldly comfort offered or enduring the pain being inflicted. What choice will we make and, who, for that matter will we listen to, the silence of our Lord watching to see if we’re willing to endure pain as he did, or listen to the evil one’s offer of a believed form of relief and step out of faith, because we are unwilling to suffer?
I must testify this experience has definitely defined the strength of my faith, but more so, the depth of my relationship and how far I am willing to go to maintain the love I have for Yeshua.
What is becoming clear, is I can say I love Yeshua, that is easy, but when it comes down to the brass tacks of having to suffer for Him, how much of a measure am I willing to put out there to prove that love? What am I willing to endure for that love? Am I willing and able to place it out there and stand on it no matter the cost or pain involved. I repeat it is easy to say you love Yeshua, but the test of the metal is can or will you prove it, when faced by Satan to do so?
There are many forms of sifting and the Lord has told us we will be sifted by Satan, for me this was one and has brought a deepening of my love for God the Father and his Son Yeshua. It has broadened my desire to serve but as well to proclaim that his love for me is great and unfailing. But more than anything what I can take from this, is my Love for him has been tested and is now stronger than ever and I am testifying to you the basis of my ability to endure the sifting of Satan and his temptations.
Thank you all for taking the time to hear my testimony Blessings.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient
unto our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. Amen and Amen.