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In these last days, as we continually see all sorts of violence, hatred, pain, and suffering…
As we see things in the news that we never thought possible…
Here’s what you need to know:
THE CHURCH NEED NOT WORRY!

Let me rephrase that…
THE REAL PEOPLE OF GOD WHO LOVE JESUS AND MAKE UP THE CHURCH, THE BODY OF CHRIST, NEED NOT WORRY!

Will there be hardships we face? Absolutely.
Will there be some trials to go through? Yes.
Will the enemy continue his relentless attack on the people of God? He won’t stop.

But…You need to know that…
Mighty deliverance is coming for the people of God.
Let me say that one more time because it is so vital and important.

Mighty Deliverance Is Coming For The People Of God.

For those who keep their heart right…
For those who continue to seek God…
For those who keep the faith…
For those who keep themselves unspotted from the world.
For those who fully trust in Jesus…
For those who look to God as your only source of faith and power…
For those who want the move, the power, the glory of God, the revival of His Holy Spirit…

A mighty deliverance is coming!
Could it be the return of Jesus? Absolutely…but I believe there is more.

Jesus wants to pour out his Holy Spirit on the earth ONE LAST TIME before his return.

He wants to gather in those whom he is calling even now.

The Spirit of the Lord is going out into the highways and byways, and he is compelling people to come in.

  • Those who know the way, but have fell away, he is calling back.
  • Those who have had the seed of his Word planted in their heart, he is about to transplant into his church.
  • Those who are looking for hope and for God, but don’t understand exactly what or WHO it is they need, God is calling out to them in their spirit.

I am so excited to live in times that I have prayed about, longed for, and hoped to see my entire Christian life.

These are the days of the outpouring of the Spirit of God.

Very soon, there may be a shift in the church of Jesus.

  • Those who want to be in…will be ALL IN.
  • Those who only pull on the fringes…will fall by the wayside.

But for those people who remain close to Jesus, with all their heart seeking him, with all their soul wanting him, with all their mind believing him, with all their strength standing for him…a mighty deliverance is coming!

Never has such darkness pervaded the earth…much less our nation, but this is a time when God is about to deliver his people with a strong hand and a mighty arm.

Listen to what the Lord spoke to his people in the scriptures.

Psalm 114:1-8 NKJV
[1] When Israel went out of Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language, [2] Judah became His sanctuary, And Israel His dominion. [3] The sea saw it and fled; Jordan turned back. [4] The mountains skipped like rams, The little hills like lambs. [5] What ails you, O sea, that you fled? O Jordan, that you turned back? [6] O mountains, that you skipped like rams? O little hills, like lambs? [7] Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, At the presence of the God of Jacob, [8] Who turned the rock into a pool of water, The flint into a fountain of waters.
We know that the character and nature of God NEVER changes.
He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So we KNOW that what God did BEFORE, he will DO AGAIN.

When the people of Israel CAME OUT OF BONDAGE…with a MIGHTY HAND…It pushed back the sea, disrupted the mountains, and brought water from a rock.

What made it happen?
The presence of the Lord.
The presence of God that walked in front of them, and behind them.
The presence of God in the fire and in the cloud.

The presence of God ALWAYS drives back the enemy and the obstacle that you face.

And just as this passage of scripture declares about Israel, so too for us, the obstacles will become a WITNESS to the mighty power and mighty hand of God in delivering his people.

Your deliverance will turn for a powerful witness to God’s glory and God‘s righteousness and God‘s holiness and God’s power!

The only problem for the church right now is this…
The church is caught in a holding pattern between two opposing opinions.
Will we serve God with everything we have?
Or, will we serve our own interests, our own fears, our own likes and dislikes?
The time for a choice has come!

No longer can we halt between two opinions.
We have to choose in or out.
We have to choose all or nothing.

This should come as no surprise to a church whom Jesus called to pick up their cross and carry it.

This should come as no surprise to a church whom Jesus called to come and die to self.

Luke 9:23-26 NKJV
[23] Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. [24] For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. [25] For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? [26] For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

The time has come for the people of God to make a decision to be ALL IN.
All our heart…
All our soul…
All our mind…
All our strength…

Being halfway in and halfway out will no longer work.
We have come to a fork in the road and it is decision day.

The people of God are being called out and prepared.
Those who won’t follow with ALL their heart will be left out of the things God plans to do in the near future.

Remember the young man in scripture who went away sorrowful?

Mark 10:17-22 NKJV
[17] Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” [18] So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. [19] You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.'” [20] And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” [21] Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” [22] But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

The church can no longer afford to let the “things” of this life keep us bound.
We have to make a choice to GIVE ALL to God or be left on the periphery of what God is about to do.

Mighty deliverance is coming for those who…
Choose God.
Choose Jesus.
Choose the Holy Spirit.
Choose the truth.
Choose the ways of God.
Choose the presence of God.

Scripture says…

Psalm 62:8 NKJV
[8] Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

The time has come to pour out our hearts to the Lord.
Lay your heart open and bare before God and let him have his work in your heart.

  • We must STOP GOING BACK AND FORTH between the two opinions.
  • We must make a choice to serve God or NOT.
  • We must make a choice to be ALL IN or not.
  • We must make a choice to go forward with Christ or NOT.

The time for choosing is just about over.

Listen to what scripture says…

Joshua 24:6-13 NKJV
[6] ‘Then I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea. [7] So they cried out to the LORD; and He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon them, and covered them. And your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you dwelt in the wilderness a long time. [8] And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, who dwelt on the other side of the Jordan, and they fought with you. But I gave them into your hand, that you might possess their land, and I destroyed them from before you. [9] Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose to make war against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you. [10] But I would not listen to Balaam; therefore he continued to bless you. So I delivered you out of his hand. [11] Then you went over the Jordan and came to Jericho. And the men of Jericho fought against you-also the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. But I delivered them into your hand. [12] I sent the hornet before you which drove them out from before you, also the two kings of the Amorites, but not with your sword or with your bow. [13] I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’

The Lord is making a point.

He is saying, “I have done ALL OF THIS for YOU.”

I have delivered you.
I have saved you.
I have filled you.
I have sustained you.
I have healed you.
I have moved upon you and for you.

To the church I believe God is saying…

“I have moved in your midst.”
“I have poured out my power.”
“I have called out to you.”
“I have opened my heart to you.”
“I have sent you revival in the past.”
“Now it is time to choose.”

Based on the goodness, long suffering, and faithfulness of God…we must choose.

Will we FULLY follow the Lord, or will the people of God continue to be IN and OUT?

Joshua 24:14-15 NKJV
[14] “Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! [15] And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

The time for disagreements is over.
The time for having it all “my way” is over.
The time for being carried around by the tide is over.
The time for doing things like always is over.

The church MUST begin to understand that Jesus is coming!
Things cannot stay the way they have always been.

Rising up into holiness is NOT an option.
Putting down unnecessary baggage is NOT an option.
Forgiveness is NOT an option.
Seeking God just when it feels good, feels the way you want it, or tickles your ear, is NOT an option.
A shift is coming.
A move is coming.
A fork in the road is coming.
It’s almost here now.

Are you ready to choose?
Are you ready to be all in?
Are you ready to see the mighty deliverance God will pour upon the people of God?

Make your choice.
Take your stand.
Get in or Get out.

But ALL your heart is the requirement.

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Larry Shankle

My heart is for the church that Jesus is building and returning for...the church that the gates of hell will not prevail against.
More than anything, the desire of my heart is to see the greatest revival of the Holy Spirit, salvations, spiritual awakening, and for the miraculous to come back to the church, preparing believers for the return of Jesus.

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