By Melanie Rembert
footprints of a Servant
The beautiful and supernatural thing about YOU is that,
“You don’t look like what you have been through!“
The enemy tried to silence you, destroy you, cut you off, and make you inadequate but God said NO! With resilience you went through life struggles, hard ships, and disappointments but you kept the faith! How beautiful are your feet because you kept pushing the good news, Pressing toward the mark of a high calling in Christ, You were not persuaded to turn away. They offered you things,influence, and wealth but still You knew those things would be drawn to you anyway if you stayed the course.
I the Lord have a wealth that cannot be fully comprehended being it is transferable from the earth realm and travels across hemispheres and spaces into eternity. You know this because you are familiar with My Scripture, My Word, My Law! And even though others look at you without really understanding what they see, you still press.
Chatter in the left ear and doubt in the right they held on tight for a while. But along the way they begin to hear and they begin to see and they began to look around. Having fallen from the spiritual realm into the carnal they begin to experience being discouraged ~ and started to look down.
”AND THAT’S WHEN THEY SAW THEM!!”
Their Shoes!!! Frantic and disturbed they raced out to find what ever they could to make it better. And once they gathered the resources to make it better they continued to look around because of the compliments and praises they were getting for these new shoes and without sound thought they went out to get what else they saw. They entered the race of chasing A Word Instead of Me- The Word. I Am The Word full of words but that old serpent called satan tricked them to look out of their natural eyes like Eve who saw the tree was good for food- and they took and began to chase the fad word “blessed.” They went with the pop trend and received following along and teaching the doctrine of “being blessed” instead of “repentance” when none of their blessings are connected to me. Their blessings are connected to going and getting it themselves, robbing for it, stealing for it, killing others for it, denouncing my name for it, visiting marine kingdoms for it, selling souls for it, and forfeiting their eternity for it. They created the appearance of walking in a blessing.
“Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”
Did I not say that I have all grace and have called you into my eternal glory by Jesus Christ after that Ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and I will settle you? Did the appearance of your shoes open the door for this unbelief and that I God am not able to supply all your need according to My riches in glory? How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Is this the father you choose? The one who conceived upon his own lust? The one who would not let well enough be? The one who was cast down and has used subtlety to draw your face down to your shoes when I will keep them in perfect peace who’s mind is stayed on me. Their is something you didn’t know about the shoes you threw away in disgrace because they reminded you of the struggle. If you would just stay the course and stay on the path of truth and righteousness “MY” blessings for you are sure! My blessings cause a table to be set for you in the presence of your enemies and not at golden coral. Arise and sit down. Forsake the fallen one and come up let’s reason together! You are blessed in me. It’s by my grace and mercy that You don’t resemble what you have been through. I chose to age your shoes And not your face. Those with the hole in the bottom. Those that became slick and slide, those that begin to split at the toe, those that lost color and lost flare. Although I am capable and well able to bless you with more- for a time I desired for you to walk in these. These were supposed to birth out humility, long suffering, and endurance. They told the story that we walked through fire together, we walked on the enemy’s turf and were not touched. You carried the gospel and stepped over pitfalls and snares and when you did fall in it was your prayers, my strength, and in these shoes you climbed back out from the dead.
It’s not all about the shoes, but the symbolism of how my anointed ones have chosen fame, fortune, riches, and things following the doctrine of “blessings.”
They have taken one of my words and have made idols unto it. They have greedily made it something evil. They have allowed the fallen one to persuade them that gain was godly. They have allowed the popular demand to become their daily bread— and they have chosen baal when i the Lord will supply your need.
Their new doctrines have X’ed me out but they still use my name. They make you think I did but, I never knew them.
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
6 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.
31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
38 And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.
Have I not always made a way for you? Am I the Way,Truth, and Life? Follow my ways and allow me to continue to God in your life! Allow me to open doors for you! Allow me to continue being your healer, deliverer, advisor and I will bless you beyond mans comprehension- Follow me and be of those that remain in the ark of safety.