Genesis 35: 1-3 God who appeared to you when you ran away from your brother, Esau. Jacob told his household and those with him to get ready to move. Jacob: Get rid of any foreign gods you have in your possession. Purify yourselves: bathe and change your clothes. Then come with me. We’re going to Bethel so that I can build an altar there to the God who answers me whenever I am in distress and who is with me wherever I go. The Voice
There Is No Good Choice!
Our world is hopeless and helpless. What are we to do when there is apparently no good choice? Return to the last place where God spoke to you. Get back to the Holy Ground of relationship with God first. Choose God First. God is asking us to fully face Him and open our soul wide to Him. God will purify our spirit of anything that keeps us from being wholly-holy aligned with His Holy Spirit. Our nations are in distress, we need to find our personal altars and bow before God and be soul saturated with His hope.
Revelation 19:7-9 Now is the time for joy and happiness. He deserves all the glory we can give Him. For the wedding feast has begun; the marriage of the Lamb to His bride has commenced, and His bride has prepared herself for this glorious day. The church that suffered and remained pure is now prepared for a time of glorious celebration. As Israel has been the bride of God, now the church—the bride of the Anointed One—will be intimately united with the Lamb. God and His people are about to become one. The marriage feast has been arranged at great expense, and the festivities are about to begin. But before the wedding, some things need to be put in order. She had been given the finest linens to wear, linens bright and pure, woven from the righteous deeds of the saints. Write this down: “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb.” What I am telling you are the true words of God. The Voice
Change Our Clothes
We must change our clothes, strip away everything we have put on from a worldly viewpoint and put on Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. The only choice is His Kingdom and being servants of it. We must cut the roots of our lives from this earth and be deeply rooted in the Kingdom of God. We must put on the righteousness of Jesus Christ and be deployed by His Kingdom for noble deeds. It is time for the Bride of Christ to get dressed in a beautiful garment of pure white and stay unwrinkled by this world, holy aligned with her Bridegroom, Jesus and reaching His people with the love and message of His Kingdom.
Psalm 86:10-13 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead. New International Version
Drop Your Loyalty Labels
It is time to drop all labels that demand our loyalty and keep us from choosing God, His life, way and truth as our first choice. We must tear down every compartment, so there is no longer a wall left in our heart for us to compartmentalize the world and the kingdom. This will open up the lifeway of our spirit to be all about God’s Kingdom, leaving the world behind and being about the business of the Kingdom of God. Not what does this worldly label demand that I do, but what does Jesus want me to do?
Psalm 62:5-8 My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him. He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved. With God rests my salvation and my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge is in God! Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us, a fortress and a high tower. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! Amplified Bible
Become Willess ~ Silently Submit
Now is the time for us to spend time bowing our will to God, becoming willess and silently submit to Him. We must let go of all our personal agendas, our loyalty to the things of this world, our plans for our future here. This is the moment in the history of The Bride, The Church, for us to let go and submit ourselves to the followship of Jesus Christ, via a vital-vertical relationship with Jesus. Jesus, we submit ourselves to Your will, we have no personal agenda, no motive, no loyalty to this world. Jesus, what do You desire of us?
Matthew 6:33-34 Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. The Message
Pave A Clear Path To God’s Heart
There has never been a time such as now, that we need to pave a path, a clear footpath from our heart to God’s heart, from our spirit to God’s Spirit. We need to hear His Voice above all that we know and have known as citizens of this earth. We need to invalidate our citizenship here and validate our citizenship in the Kingdom, living all in for the Kingdom of God as we add value to people here that points them to Jesus. We should not strive for gain in earthly things, we should strive for the Kingdom of God, because this is all that matters now. We are deeply rooted here, it influences us more than we know. Jesus, what can I do for Your Kingdom today?
Colossians 3:1-10 Living the New Life~ Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. New Living Translation
A Radical Choice
I know this sounds really radical to our flesh, but it resonates to our spirit that our choice is not human, but divine. We need to stop pursuing finite and pursue Infinite. We absolutely have no choice, purposefully so. God is using the stage of a great leadership void, to draw our focus off of this world to Him and His Kingdom. The world as we know it is falling apart. We can’t save this world. We have to stop looking for someone to fix things. Jesus is the only One Whose itinerary for this world will purposefully be played out in that miraculous Kingdom way. The choice is evident, it is a choice for Jesus. Choose Jesus First, Choose Heaven’s Bridegroom Who Will Be Coming For His Bride.
Jeremiah 17: 9-10 “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” Message Bible
Crooked Speech ~ Twisted Truth
When you look at the deception in play in this world. The media that we have used for centuries to spread the news is totally corrupt. There is no truth being spoken. There is spin, twisted words, hidden secrets, blatant lies and nothing you can take without fact checking, which at this point isn’t even working because of the beautiful rationalization that looks and sounds so good, but is so untrue, so it doesn’t stand up. People are making up their own reality and believing it. We are at a place in history where the only absolute truth left is the spoken Word of God. Mankind’s words no longer can be trusted because the heart of mankind is desperately wicked, and heart motives are darkened, which produces a very crooked speech, a twisted truth. Holy Spirit, break the chains of twisted reality from our mind and give us the mind of Jesus Christ.
John 14:25-27 I have told you these things while I am still with you. But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] Amplified Bible Classic Edition
There Is A Leadership Void
What can we do? We have no human choice to lead us. There is no one who is capable of leading our nations, except the Holy Spirit of God. We have to stop being led by human beings “say-so” and begin turning back to being led wholly by God’s Voice. We must return to prayer like no other time in history. We need a revival, renewal, restoration of prayer. There is a leadership void in our nations, purposefully so. It is time to return to our spirit, touching the Spirit of God in prayer, heart to Heart prayer, where we cry out to God for the discernment of truth and way. We should pray every day, where we are asking for the guidance for our next step. Our prayer should be an abandonment of ourselves to God and a listening up for His Voice. Jesus, what is my next step to stay on the path of truth? Where do I need to step out today?
Hebrews 4:11-13 So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall. For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. New Living Translation
Increase Our Prayer Dependency
Our dependency on God through prayer, will restore the value of truth in our life path. Only God can untwist what the enemy has made crooked. Only God by the power of His Light can uncover the hidden lies and bring them to the Light of truth. Only God can. We must call on God, we must pray to the Holy Spirit and ask for angels of God’s Light to come and fight for us, to reveal all things hidden in the dark, to make crooked places of deceit straight. Jesus we ask you to bring down the deceivers with the exposing of their lies, by the Light of God, working through His Holy Spirit. We must pray, cry out to, You Lord God for Your Light to expose the dark deeds that are hidden by deception and bring them out into the Light. We must pray, we must intercede for the Light of Jesus to come and expose all that is hidden in the dark. Jesus begin with us, with our hearts, with our lives and expose every hidden dark place to the Light of Your truth.
Psalm 46:8-11 Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has wrought desolations and wonders in the earth. He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow into pieces and snaps the spear in two; He burns the chariots in the fire. Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge (our High Tower and Stronghold). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
We Can’t Fix This, Let Go ~ Let God
There is really no man or woman who can fix our nations at this point. We have turned away from dependence on God and experienced a slow fade from Him that is now a picture of our human nature spiraling out of control. The enemy has us by the throat and is dragging us through the mud. We can’t fix this. We need to let go of this dream we have of saving our nations, and begin saving people for the Kingdom of God. This world is falling rapidly, but our Kingdom it stands forever, so let’s raise up a standard of righteousness and let’s rally together for the Kingdom of God. This is our home, this is where our citizenship will forever be. We may not be able to make a difference for our world or our nation, but we can make a difference for the people around us, we can point them to Jesus, to His Kingdom. We can offer them a future and a hope where this world has none and tell them, we do. We have hope. Lord Jesus, help us to accept the death of our dreams and begin to dream a dream of You first, Your kingdom first. Show us how this will look, Holy Spirit, guide us to a followship of Jesus first, to let go and let Him lead us.
John 1:1-5 Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking. The Voice was and is God. This celestial Word remained ever present with the Creator; His speech shaped the entire cosmos. Immersed in the practice of creating, all things that exist were birthed in Him. His breath filled all things with a living, breathing light—A light that thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms. It cannot and will not be quenched. The Voice
Never, Will The Light Of God Go Out
The darkness will never extinguish the Light of God. This is our hope and our God promise that we cling too. We must keep shining. We must believe whole heartedly in the One, the Father God sent and be led by His Holy Spirit. Do everything possible in these times to stay in a vital-vertical relationship with God, being loyal to His Kingdom. Choose Jesus First. Choose the Kingdom of God first over this earth. The time is now for our loyalties to be with God, wholly-holy-His as we are about His business first. We must institute in our hearts a followship of Jesus Christ, and work towards staying wholly-holy aligned with His truth and His way, committing our allegiance to 100 percent Kingdom of God truth.
Revelation 22:17 The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost. Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
The Spirit And The Bride Say: Come
Jesus is speaking to us, The Bridegroom is speaking to His Bride, asking His Church to prepare to endure and bring great honor to His Kingdom. When we choose Jesus as our first choice, He will lead us. As we live out our loyalty to His Kingdom first, He will bless us in miraculous ways, ways we could never even begin to think of or hope for. It is Jesus’ hope that His Bride will take His hand and say: The Spirit and The Bride say come.
2 Corinthians 4:5-14 You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies. So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you. But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.” We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you. New Living Translation
We Will Never Stop Shining
The battle belongs to the Lord and we are His servant warriors. We will carry His life, His way, His truth into the world, in followship of His Holy Spirit. We will keep our life pure and connected in a vital-vertical relationship with God. We will put God’s truth first. Our choice from every moment to every decision will be Jesus first. We will pray, believe and hope in God. We will never give in, never give up. We will always shine the Light of God within us.
Matthew 6:9-13 Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven (left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors. And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
1st Choice Jesus ~ Challenge
Let it be so. I challenge you to join me in followship of Jesus Christ. Decide to put your vital-vertical relationship with Jesus and His living truth, first above all loyalties of this world. Choose Jesus first, choose His kingdom first and submit yourself to the Holy Spirit to learn by His direction and His wisdom, how to walk this challenge out in our failing world. I pray the Holy Spirit speaks to you now. 1st Choice Jesus. There is no other choice. Put the world behind you and follow Jesus and point people to His way, truth, life and kingdom. God Bless You Much, KimberlyMac
Thank you for stopping in The Author Table today in The Bridegroom’s Cafe. I pray you take the challenge to put Jesus and His Kingdom first. 1st Choice Jesus. Please share this God Challenge with everyone you can, use the social media buttons below. Together, Let’s change things up! Let’s be salt, light and hope! Leave me a comment to let me know that you have taken this challenge of 1st Choice Jesus. Please also check out my book, “The Bridegroom’s Voice” it definitely is a great tool to help you prepare to endure and bring God great honor during these difficult days we live in.
God bless you Much, KimberlyMac