They say that wisdom comes with experience, but many that experience relationship failure
come out of it with a lack of ability to avoid the same old situation all over again. Before I go
any further, allow me to make one thing clear. This book is not solely based on the earthly
relationships of family, social, and work place, but it is first founded in the personal relationship
with the God of all creation. The reality of it all is that the root reason for failure in any of these
areas is most often rooted in a hidden perspective. That hidden perspective is Self-Endeavor.
Self-endeavor changes our perspective on virtually every aspect of life; even our relationship
Merriam Webster defines Relationship as:
The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of
More often than not, the initial area that we relate to one another in is the area of selfendeavor. Everybody’s looking for what they want for themselves. Too often we can see from
square one, that the probable union ahead of us has absolutely no indicating point of relation
what so ever; but all we can see is what we can gain from the union. I can honestly tell you from
experience that most relationship failure does not come from something that occurred along the
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way, but from disregarding things that were in fact discernable from the beginning. All of this
can even begin with our relationship with God, our introduction to Him is based on His love for
us and all that He would desire to do for US. With this in mind we go forward on a journey
where each passing day becomes more embellished in the me me, my my viewpoint of even our
relationship with Him.
I greet you in the name of the God of all truth, even he who has shown his mercy through the works of Christ Jesus now living in us. I must in all honesty admit that I have not come to you in celebration. For the things that have been given unto me to reveal to you even as of now you are not ready to receive. For as a people you have become deeply ingrained in the religious fortitude of your service unto man. And this does the Lord God himself count against you. Moreover brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness. (I Corinthians 10:1)
Thus sayeth the Lord This day. Even so it is now, though you all receive the same spiritual waters and spiritual meat, there are many that have been overthrown by the command of ignorance upon their lives. Ignorance to the self-servitude ways that have utterly ushered me out of the presence of the gathering, ignorance to the revelations of my Spirit commanding change in not only heart, but your commitment as well. It is today that I speak unto you of the evil shepherds unto whom you have committed yourselves. Even as I established my judgments upon their self-serving ways, so shall I carry them out. (Ezekiel 34:7)
I now stand in waiting; waiting for the fork in the road decision to be made among many of you. Not only have I established it to be so, but I have even to this day, spoken it upon the mouths of many a prophet great and small, that 2020 would be the year that I will pour out the abundance of that which is with-in you. Did you not see the evidence of who you are?
You have rejoiced over this prophecy, but many of you have failed to recognize that the very spirit of not only compromise, but even the spirit of Judas, lives with you. Hidden, concealed, and even protected. Even after being freed from Egypt, the people continued to trust only in their own understanding and the works of their own hands, and therefore never entered into my rest. With the coming of 2022 I compel you to turn your hearts back to me that you may enter into my rest even on this very day.
I warned you in the book of Jude of all the abominable ways of the evil shepherds that even walk among you today, but your heart’s endeavor has been unto them, believing that your social bondage to them, would be a service to me. They have even caused the persecution of my true shepherds; causing them to be carnally judge outside of truth, but you continue in them, disregarding even the revelations of my spirit.
To the true shepherds I will pour out an increase of the love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance that they have imparted unto my flock. (Galatians 5:22) But unto them who have through the vain lust of their hearts turned the grace of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into utter lasciviousness, I the Lord God will rebuke.
Even as you now receive that this is the season of increase, know that I now say, ”Let the righteous remain righteous, and the wicked remain wicked. For whatsoever you embrace with-in, that will be manifested to its highest level. Search your heart this day that you may know the hidden factors in your life, and that you may stand the test to come.