Value the real diamonds more than your life
Daniel 10:18, 19 -
Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me, And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
Daniel was meditating on certain scriptures of Jeremiah and the Lord revealed their understanding to him in dreams. Daniel was shown things concerning the last days and was trembling with fright. It was at this time the Lord appeared to him as an Angel in a vision and touched him and strengthened him giving him the courage to boldly speak what he was shown.
The things that I speak today a few years back I would have never dreamed that I would have courage to speak them. It all started with one situation in my life which was my turning point.
About 4-5 years back all was good since (more than 1 year) I came into the Lord and for a long time the Lord was revealing many a scriptures to me in dreams like He did to Daniel as I was writing for the website wherein I teach the Word (in SavedByFaith.info I give only the Gospel - an intro to the Word rarely touching the depth of the Word). All these revelations were the precious diamonds I collected (they were shown to me in the form of tears having not one but three sources / tips on the top).
I have a brother in law who also does the Lord's work and I used to give high respect to everything he spoke, (he had/has a very gentle approach) he was quiet knowledgeable of the Bible for he had gone to be a priest and left at the last moment for his faith was broken with what they taught in the seminary (in theology and behavior).
One night I received a dream in which the Lord warned me not to listen to him for if I did I would lose all those precious diamonds I held, this was when I was overnight at his place. In the morning itself we were talking over a cup of tea and discussion something related to the Word and I did not accept it but confronted him. From that moment things changed for me, people and their attitude towards me changed, oppositions came from all directions. The worst was from my own mother who is a very important person in my life and who also is strongly rooted in the Catholic belief (like my brother-in-law). My family and my own life were on the verge of destruction but I valued those diamonds more than my life and faced each and every thing that was thrown at me. Every day was a great testimony and I passed every storm very boldly.
When the Truth is in us and when we have the knowledge of who we are in the Lord, we will have courage to speak and stand against situations like we would have never imagined.
I am nobody in this world and yet I hold the boldness to speak against an institution which literally runs a part of this world. I only know one thing when I speak in anointing, things happen and the Lord manifests His power. He has never disappointed me and I know He will never in the future as far as I am with Him.
The most difficult, challenging moments in my life were when I was told to confront people who were spiritual leaders, priests or anointed people well known among Christians. I have even been called mad even on my face by a few of them but over time God has shaken quite a many of them and have bought them out of their corruption.
When you are rooted in the Truth it becomes very easy to do things the world would consider insane. Having quite a clear view of the timeline of the events ahead as given in scriptures it gives great courage and direction on what to say and when.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are Almighty and You alone are God. You created everything and all things are by You. Without You nothing can exist and nothing in all Heaven even those hidden in the dark has power against You. Nothing is hidden from You and You can see things which no one has yet seen. You are beyond words and no language can describe You. Only a circumcised heart can come before You and experience your glory. Lord, give us the courage to hold on to the knowledge of the Truth, of Who You are who we are in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
2 Corinthians 4:6-11
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesusí sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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