By Mary Lindow
EL ROI – Hebrew for the God who knows and sees all.
”THE RIGHTEOUS MAN OR WOMAN RUNS INTO
THE STRONG TOWER OF THE GOD WHO SEES”
ARE YOU LONGING FOR REFRESHING FROM THE HEART
OF GOD THE FATHER?
Are you in a place where you risk laying down what might cost
you your past history, and which will create a new and fresh
beginning in the walk of the saint on earth?
Sadly, many choose to return to the safe place of familiarity and
control to gain perspective, and lose the joy set before them. They
also will return to religious metaphors, forms, and familiar patterns
as to how to deal with difficulty or things out of their control. No
nation will be changed, no crisis will be silenced as long as the
believer does not first deal with the issues that are hidden and
that are well nurtured within their own flesh.
THE FATHER IS WATCHING THOSE WHO ARE NOT
CREATING AGENDAS AND PROGRAMS TO ATTEMPT TO
HAVE AN "EDGE" DURING THIS LONG SEASON OF
He is allowing the breaking and "coming to the end of ones' self"
to continue. Few have stepped over the line into the abandonment
He desires from those who claim that their lives are for His use.
Breaking is not done just through loss or strain, It is also a
persistent blow to the hardened soul who presumes that they are
perhaps more blessed or more righteous because it appears as if
the Father is blessing them above their brethren who appear
impoverished, humiliated, and even sick in body. BEWARE of the
lies of arrogance and selfish ambition! It was a similar voice that
tempted the Savior to bend the Word of God to fit His situation.
And He as your model, stood firm against the voice of any
religious spirit and temptation and did not cave in under pressure.
IN THIS CRUCIAL HOUR
Yes… Right now even as you read and contemplate, the Lord is
not requiring acts of greatness and profound gatherings to bring
glory to His plans. The Lord says these words to those who will
"THE SACRIFICE I WANT IS A BROKEN SPIRIT.
A BROKEN AND REPENTANT HEART,
THIS MY BRIDE, I WILL NOT DESPISE. (PSALM 51:17)
WHAT IS IT THAT JESUS THAT JESUS WANTS FROM US…
The obedience to do the simple, and often at times… mundane
acts of “silencing our fleshly need for action and control."
JESUS REQUIRES THOSE WHO WOULD BE HIS FOLLOWERS
TO A RADICAL DEVOTION AND AN EVEN MORE RADICAL
DEPENDENCE ON GOD.
His followers must be meek,
Must not retaliate,
Must go beyond the Word of God’s “rules and regulations”
and instead, understand its spirit.
They must do what is right when only God is looking,
Must depend on God for their needs
And pursue His interests rather than their own.
HIS DEVOTED FOLLOWERS MUST LEAVE SPIRITUAL
MEASUREMENTS OF OTHERS' HEARTS AND ACTIONS,
“SEEMINGLY GOOD OR BAD” - TO GOD.
In short, true people of the kingdom live for God, not for themselves.
ARE YOU IN AN “UNCOMFORTABLE” SEASON BECAUSE
YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO WALK THE NARROW PATH?
But small is the gate and narrow the path that leads to life,
And only a few find it.
THIS IS THE AGONY THAT TURNS INTO A GODLY DELIGHT!
When we fully realize that only God the Father can be the full and
well trusted Redeemer and Rescuer in all of our life situations
So Fear not! He is dealing with the hearts of those who still cling
to hidden control over their brothers and sisters.
HE IS PROBING EACH HEART WHO CALLS HIM LORD!
He is allowing a spiritual discontentment and a holy frustration to
stir up all unsatisfied and unfulfilled hearts until they begin to wail
“How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?”
HOW MUCH DOES EL ROI CARE?
“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent?
And yet not one of them will fall to the ground
apart from your Father.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
THE LORD IS TRAINING US!
Do you ever wonder why there is such a limited level of joy and
rest in the heart? It is because until the body of believers in Christ
have a heart that is broken and repentant for assuming that they
are allowed to call the shots in decision making in this life…He will
not expose us to His full measure of Glory!
Psalm 19:13 (CEV)
Don't let me do wrong on purpose, Lord,
Or let sin have control over my life.
Then I will be innocent, and not guilty of some terrible fault.
IT IS TRUE THAT THE KINGDOM IS AVAILABLE TO US
ONLY BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH; BUT…..
But! Genuine faith means genuinely embracing and yielding to God's
reign, not simply acknowledging it and then passing it by as if it did not
The kingdom is a treasure, and those who really believe it will sacrifice
everything else in their lives for its agendas.
Professed Christians who crave worldly wealth and position but are not
nearly as excited and consumed with the advancing of God's kingdom,
really need to take a brutal and laser piercing look at the true state of their
When we preach that people who simply “pray a prayer” will automatically
be saved from hell regardless of whether they truly commit their lives to
Christ and commit to trust that He is saving them from sin (from
selfishness, from going their way instead of his), we preach a message
other than the one our Lord has taught us.
2 Timothy 2:19
“Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this
inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who
confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."
Romans 10:9 (CEV
So you will be saved, if you honestly say, "Jesus is Lord," and if you
believe with all your heart that God raised him from death.
ONCE WE PASS THROUGH TIMES OF DISTRESS,
HE WILL RETURN WITH HIS FRESH AND SWEET JOY!
Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me—
Now let me rejoice. Psalm 51:8
IT IS AN INTENSE STRUGGLE TO CHOOSE TO BE EXPOSED
But the delight of allowing nothing of the soul to influence your
decisions when the Lord speaks and gives command far
outweighs this present suffering between spirit and flesh!
“If you put yourself above others, you will be put down.
But if you humble yourself, you will be honored.”
Matthew 23:12 (CEV)
MANY WHO ARE NOW HIDDEN AND YES, BEAT DOWN,
TESTED, RIDICULED AND SEEMINGLY FORGOTTEN, WILL
SHORTLY PASS THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR OF FRESH
…AND PATHWAYS OF TRUTH WILL LEAD THEM.
“He makes me strong again.
He leads me in the way of living right with Himself
Which brings honor to His name.”
Psalm 23:3 (NLV)
THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE SLOWLY ARISING FROM THE
HIDDEN PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING TO
GROW IN WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING AND DYING TO SELF-
…STAY THE COURSE!
“We are pressed on every side by troubles,
But we are not crushed and broken.
We are perplexed,
But we don't give up and quit.”
(2 Corinthians 4:8)
HE HIMSELF WILL BIND UP EVERYTHING BROKEN IN YOUR
HEART, YOUR DREAMS, AND YOUR REPUTATION, WITH HIS
OWN HAND, AND HE WILL RESTORE YOUR JOY!
“He heals the brokenhearted,
Binding up their wounds.”
EL ROI SEES YOUR PAST MISERY, YOUR PRESENT PAIN,
YOUR UNCERTAIN FUTURE.
He is so watchful that He knows when the smallest sparrow
perishes (Mt. 10:29, 30, 31).
And He is the God who sees and cares for you and I today.
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THE MESSENGER " ~ Mary Lindow