Son, again and again I have sent My prophets to warn of what is coming. I told them to tell everyone who will listen, “Turn from all your evil ways, and obey My word.” But they reject and despis all My warnings. I keep asking them, “What are you trusting in that makes you so confident?” So because they live by their own little light, soon they will fall down in great torment.
Son, trust Me! Remain faithful to Me in everything, and be careful to obey all that I ask of you. I am with you, and everything I ask you to do will be successful. In the coming days some of My children will ask, “Has the LORD deserted and forgotten us?” Tell them, “Never!” Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible with any mother, I, the Lord your God, could not forget you!
My children must not let sin control the way they live; they must not give in to sinful desires. They must not let any part of their body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, they must give themselves completely to Me. Because sin is no longer their master, they live under the freedom of My grace. Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey Me, which leads to righteous living. Now do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.
Soon all the world will know that I am the LORD, the Savior and Redeemer, the Mighty One. Only those who have been made right in God’s sight by faith in Jesus Christ, can have My peace. Yes, you will have problems and trials, but these problems and trials will help you develop endurance, and this endurance will develop your hope in Me, that of which you will not be disappointed. You will know how dearly I love you because I will fill your heart with My love. So in the coming days when everything seems utterly hopeless, rememeber that I will come at just the right time.
Lord, morning by morning You waken me and open my understanding to Your will. Because of Your help, I have set my face like a stone against evil, determined to do Your will, even if my work seems small compared to eternity! I leave it all in the Your hands; for I will trust You to the end.