Many of you are wondering why you are not able to go to a higher level with the Lord. We are called to live by a higher standard than the world. We serve a holy God and we cannot compromise our walk with Jesus and expect to receive His anointing without measure. Your spiritual level depends entirely on you. Jesus wants to do extraordinary things in your life that are beyond human comprehension but It is not possible for Him to approve of or promote someone living an ungodly lifestyle. There is an enemy that vies for your attention to keep you from what the Lord has for you. You have to realize that greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world, and you are able to break through any barriers that the enemy tries to use to block you from advancing in the kingdom of God.
The Lord says, I am calling you back to a place of intimacy. I am calling you back into a holy alliance with Me. You who were once sensitive to My voice, sensitive to My leading and sensitive to My conviction, hear My call once again. Don’t get caught up in the seduction of this world or entangle yourself with the affairs of this life. Don’t allow those things that are meaningless to entice you and lure you in the wrong direction. Watch for the little foxes that spoil the vine. As you acknowledge and turn away from the things that are hindering you and the sin that so easily besets you, you will begin to advance once again. Push aside anything that is obstructing your walk with Me. Guard your heart so that your conscience will not become seared, to where you no longer become repentant. As My conviction comes upon you, you will respond in one of two ways. Just as fire is applied to a wax candle, some will melt in submission but some will become more hardened.
Going Back to the Place of Your First Love
I am calling you back to the place of total surrender and to enter into My rest once again. This is the place of your first love. Recognize all that I have made available for you in My Covenant. I have wonderful plans and great exploits to release but I must have clean vessels to work through. Do not despise My chastisement. I have provision beyond what the world could offer. Do not compromise your salvation or take it lightly but treat it with reverence. Open your eyes and open your ears My beloved so that you will recognize the days that you are living in. I desire to move in a mighty way among you but you must be submitted. There is much I could do with an obedient heart. As you throw off the soiled garments and that which defiles, I will move in your life once again. I have called you to a higher place. I have called you to a higher standard. Rise up above temptations and allow Me to work in your life once again says the Lord
Romans 8:6-8 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Ephesians 5:8 -11 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
2 Timothy 2:3-7 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
Hebrews 12:6 “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives.”