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February 23, 2020

 

 

      ” I AM with you.  I greet you with great joy.  I give you courage and strength through the words I say so that you might rise-up and live The Way.  When it is necessary I touch you, when it is appropriate I call-out to you, when it is a tender time I whisper, and in the stillness, and in the quiet, you hear Me, for we are one.                                                                            

         

      “These words I say to you so that you might remember who you are.  For, if you claim to know Me, if you claim to follow Me, you are different, and that is how it is meant to be.  I carried-out My mission, came to Earth, did as I was to do, brought many messages, which total one great message, summed-up clearly in the command to love one another.  But, there are many tangents and many pieces to this, ‘love one another;’ and, I shared them, and I shared them clearly and openly, as I walked upon the Earth.  I stood out, yes, because I was different.  I was showing The Way into a new time.  I said clearly, you have heard it said, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.  I also said, you have heard that you should not kill.  I said many things in reference to the way people were living that day.  A question arose about forgiveness.  It was the standard to forgive three times, yet I implored My followers to forgive seventy times seven times, and beyond that.  In other words, there is no limit to forgiveness.  In other words, ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ was dead.  It would no longer apply, because that was how everyone was living.  I was calling on My followers to go a step beyond.  And, for those who did follow, and do as My words would lead them to do, they began to live another life, a life upon the Earth that was filled with eternal life.  You cannot know and live the words I delivered without stepping into a new life, an eternal life, a deeper, knowing, relationship with God.  And, by doing these things all those around you become aware of The Glory of God in what you are doing.

      “You do not show The Glory of God if you meet anger with anger.  What you are showing is you have chosen a side, and you align yourself with the side of anger.  You do not show The Glory of God if you choose to laugh with the crowd when another has come upon difficult times, or fallen in a great and mighty way.  In your taking this position, you align yourself with the mocking crowd.  This is not The Way of God.  I did not come and say stone those who break rules.  I did not come and say ignore the hungry or the naked.  I came with a list of things that you could do to draw nearer to God and to know the ways of Heaven as you walk upon the Earth.  Therefore, if you fit-in comfortably with the crowd, who will laugh at others, who will mock others, who will judge others, and who are willing to stone others, you are not showing The Glory of God, you are showing where you stand.

      “Today, I encourage you to review and know.  You know The Way, therefore there is no need for anger.  You know The Way, so there is no need for doubt, or worry, or hatred, or greed.  You know The Way.  What you are missing is living The Way.  If you stand-out, because you are living The Way, then as you stand-out you are living The Glory of God upon Earth.  I encourage you today, to begin to live another Way.  I encourage you by offering My strength in the words that, ‘I AM with you,’ to choose The Glory of God in the face of anger, to choose The Glory of God in the face of deceit, to choose The Glory of God in the face of rejection, to choose The Glory of God.”