This is from a friend in Christ. I thought it was so good I thought I would share it. Now I do want to mention it is not by our works that we enter the kingdom of heaven. However, if we are truely saved and walking by the spirit we will do things the world will not expect, like showing love and kindness to those the world hates or despises. That is one thing I get out of this.
From five years ago today:
“YOU WILL BE VERY SURPRISED TO SEE WHO I COUNT AS WORTHY IN MY KINGDOM”
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
I Cor. 1:27
“How can my people listen to Me when their lives are filled with so many things?
Oh, my people, you can hear the music that you listen to. You can hear the sounds of those who play in the games that you watch. You can hear the sound of a child crying. You can see the tear fall upon the face that you love. You can see the effects of nature as one season dissolves into another. You can “see” all these things through the senses that I have given to you. But your senses have become “dull” in hearing my voice.
You listen to the most beautiful music in your churches. You lift up your arms in praise of Me. You have your favorite preachers and teachers of my word. They are applauded by you. And when you leave your church services you ignore those who are on the street corners around you. You pretend that they do not exist.
Surely you say, ‘One who would enter my kingdom would not look like one of them.’ They would learn to take better care of themselves. You are as the Pharisees, says the Lord. You boast of the great things you have learned and done. I ask you, ‘Did I just associate with the best-dressed of society?’ I called tax collectors and sinners. And each one of you was no better than them. Your clothes are unworthy of you! Do you not know that I can strip you of everything you have and own?
And yet I keep sending my Spirit out among you. But no, you would rather reign like kings and queens.
You will be very surprised to see who the warriors are in this hour. You will be very surprised to see who I count as worthy in my kingdom. I chose those things which to the world may seem as foolish. And yet there is a wisdom that cannot be found anywhere in this world. For I was despised and rejected of men. I was not received of my own. And I was delivered up unto death for you.
I will gather all my own unto Me in these last days, and I will turn all their trials unto gold. The scales of injustice will be turned on the other side. And you will see an open heaven before you every day.
Truly, my children, these are the last days. The sounds of rumblings in the earth are but one of many signs to you. The leaves of the Olive Tree are to become tender soon. ”