Lord, yesterday I heard that this generation, called “Millennialists,” feel that they are entitled. This thought followed me through the night and has been on my mind this morning. Why would anyone feel that they are entitled to anything?
Son, don’t think that I gave your forefathers this land because they were such good people. It was not because of their integrity, but that they recognized I am the One giving them this good land; they understood they were undeserving. I chose your forefathers and their descendants. What did I require of them for choosing them and their descendants? That they fear Me as their Lord and Savior, live in a way that pleases Me, by loving and serving Me with all their heart and soul.
How quickly this new generation has turned away from the way I commanded their forefathers to live! How quickly they have turned away from the good path I commanded them to follow! They are rebelling against Me, by refusing to obey Me and put their trust in Me. I have heard every contemptuous word and proud boast against Me by this generation. I have heard it all! Therefore, they will be deceived, and believe the lies of “the man of intrigue and deception” that is coming.
Son, I care about My children and I pay attention to them. I gave them a new heart so they would be responsive to Me. I took away their stony, stubborn heart and gave them a tender heart towards Me. I put My Spirit in them so that they will follow My word and be careful to obey Me. Remember that I did not do this because they deserved it.
My children must endure the coming persecution patiently and remain faithful by obeying My commands and maintaining their faith in Me. Write this down: “Blessed are those who die in Me from now on. Yes, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!”
Lord, You alone are my hope. I’ve trusted You from childhood. You have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb You have cared for me. I will tell everyone about Your love and righteousness. Even though I am not skilled with words, and I am old and gray, I will proclaim Your saving power to this new generation; all Your mighty miracles You’ve done for me.