Walk In The Way

Jesus, our Pattern, followed the Spirit in everything that He did. We too should walk in this way, and in the end of this age God WILL have a remnant that will actually do it. The prophet Joel spoke about this remnant (and of the day in which they will manifest) in this way …

“A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever like it, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.” (Joel 2:2)

Joel informs us with this statement that God will raise up a people, an army, in the days of great gloominess and darkness. He tells us then that there has never been anything like this army, nor will there ever be anything like it again. He then goes on to describe this army like this …

“They run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on His (God’s) ways, and they shall not break their ranks.” (Joel 2:7)

What this describes for us, beloved, is a people who actually walk by the Spirit in all that they do. This is a people who will have endured the hardness of their training and will thereby have gotten free from all of the entanglements of the world – which for a long time have kept them from walking as they really should. Paul spoke of these godly soldiers in this way …

“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (II Tim. 2:3-4)

Beloved, what I am sharing with you here is about a people who will soon arise as a rather awesome WITNESS in the end of this age. These, like their example Jesus Christ, will have totally given their lives to the direction of the Holy Spirit, and because of this, they will no longer entangle themselves with any of the affairs of this life. This means that they will have gotten fully free from “the cares of the world.” Now, I don’t think that any of us are fully in this place just yet, but I also sense that this sort of thing (this type of walk) is not very far off for some people.

Yes, God is soon going to manifest what will probably be the world’s greatest corporate WITNESS, and this at the time of some of the world’s greatest DARKNESS. There is now a great preparation work at hand in making ready this WITNESS. A big part of this preparation is the work of getting a people free from all “soul ties.” This, beloved, has to do with getting free from the “cares of the world.” These “ties” or “cares” can be for material things and creature comforts, or they can even be related to emotional ties to friends and to family. They can even be related to a strong desire for self-preservation – which usually leads to fear and to worry. The short of it is that there is a great NEW BEGINNING at hand for those who are willing to endure the hardness which comes along in the making of spiritual adolescents into true SOLDIERS OF THE LORD.