Settle all accounts and settle the things taking place within your hearts. For there is a time of reckoning coming where I will examine all men’s hearts. I see the things unseen and I see every activity that has been done by man. These things bring sadness to my heart and separation between you and me. I do not desire to be apart from you and I have made every effort to be one with you – yet you still run away from me.
Do not put anything between us that would pull us apart. This is not a time to allow division to come between us. This is a pivotal time to stay close to me and to remember and reflect on all I’ve done for you. There are things coming your way that would cause you to be drawn away from me and I need you to stay focused solely on me. Do not let there be traces of sin lingering within you, for all these things need to go and not be a part of you.
Pick up your sword and follow after me. Do not take the easy path and the one that would lead you away from me. There are things I need you to do to accomplish great works for me, but there must not be any sin in you. Capture every thought and bring it into a place of obedience in me. Let me teach you how to live in obedience to me and not let the enemy have his way with you.
You were born to live in a higher position of authority and to take possession of the earth. But you have willingly given yourself to the enemy and you have lost your position instead. Take back what was stolen and live your life in me and I will set you in a place of authority over many areas indeed. You do not have to listen to the weak and foolish ways of the enemy because you have me living within you. Call on my Spirit to empower you and turn from these evil ways. I will never leave you, nor forsake you, and I will show you the way.
Romans 2:4-5 The Passion Translation
4Do the riches of his extraordinary kindness make you take him for granted and despise him? Haven’t you experienced how kind and understanding he has been to you? Don’t mistake his tolerance for acceptance. Do you realize that all the wealth of his extravagant kindness is meant to melt your heart and lead you into repentance? 5But because of your calloused heart and refusal to change direction, you are piling up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed.
Hebrews 13:5b The Passion Translation
For hasn’t he promised you,
“I will never leave you, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!”
Romans 12:2 The Passion Translation
2Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
2 Corinthians 10:5-6 The Passion Translation
5We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. 6Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.
Proverbs 23:12 The Passion Translation
12Pay close attention to the teaching that corrects you,
and open your heart to every word of instruction.