High Time For A Reality Check!

Thank You, precious Lord Jesus, for explaining to us the laws of Heaven and Holiness. Mercy Lord, Mercy.

“My dear ones,” Clare continued, “all the prayers in the world will do little for the man or woman who belittles and emotionally injures their spouse. Do you suppose you can go to church, tithe, go to men’s Breakfasts or Women’s Aglow meetings, come home — and despise your spouse? Do you really think that will make up for your meanness of heart? Let me tell you plainly, it will not. I have not discussed this topic yet, but it is time: People are of the impression that when they die they go to Heaven or Hell. That is not the case — not according to Jesus or the teaching of the Apostles, the Early Church, or even the Jewish people. They most frequently go to a place of purification that Scripture describes as ‘Prison.’

1 Peter 3:19 After being made alive, Jesus went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits.”

1 Peter 4:6 “For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to human standards in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.” [emphasis mine]

“The Catholic Church gives the name ‘Purgatory’ to the final purification of all who die in God’s grace and friendship but are still imperfectly purified. Judaism also believes in the possibility of after-death purification and may even use the word ‘purgatory’ to present its understanding of the meaning of the similar rabbinical concept of Gehenna.

Matthew 5:25-26 “Reconcile quickly with your adversary, while you are still on the way to court. Otherwise he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.”

There needs to be some clarification about the doctrine of Purgatory and the Roman Catholic Church, which is NOT the same Church that we are following. We’re following the Early Church: pre-Rome — before Rome and all the changes that came. We will call ‘purgatory’ by the Bible’s name: ‘Purification.’ This is not a doctrine of the Catholics; it is the doctrine of the Early Church from Peter to Tertullian. But because of the perversion of the doctrine, where people were told their loved ones wouldn’t go to Heaven unless they paid for a Mass, or paid their tithes, etc, it became a lever to force more dollars out of the poor and the widows. This was one of the most despicable things that was done, and caused Martin Luther to leave the Church, but that does not excuse Christianity from not following the teachings of the Apostles.

I know you will say, “Purification gets done on our way to Heaven, doesn’t it? You know, like a great spiritual shower, washing away the spots, wrinkles and blemishes?” Well, apparently not — or Jesus wouldn’t have said in Matthew 5:26 “Truly, I say to you, you will never get out [of prison] until you have paid the last penny.” The ‘penny’ represents the most minor sins that one commits.

What is Purification?

“My dear ones,” Clare continued, “let me share with you what I believe this purification truly is. Have you ever done something really, really wrong that you didn’t acknowledge as wrong before you did it, but tried to explain it away? Have you ever gossiped and hurt someone’s reputation, causing them to lose their job, or trouble in a marriage? Or perhaps you were in an accident where a child or adult was killed, and the accident was your fault. When you found out that you were in the wrong, and were responsible for the suffering of innocent people, how did you feel?

“I have done things in my past that I was very ashamed of. And when the Lord confronted me with what I had done and who I had hurt, it was like molten metal being poured over my body. My face turned red, my knees started to shake, and I had to sit down.

“Possibly you got some bad news that caused that reaction in you. I believe that feeling is the fire of purification in realising what I had done. It was shock, and I couldn’t put my mind around it. All I could do was be dumb until God gave me the grace to acknowledge and face it.

“Now for us on this Earth, we inhabit a body which acts as a buffer or insulation from the spiritual world, which is very intense energy. But when we leave the body behind, there is no longer any buffer. We are without food, water, distractions, bodily comforts, friends to call, excuses to make. We are stripped down to the naked soul, which is now under the fire of conviction — with no Ben and Jerry’s to eat, no wine to drink, with no one nearby to blame. We are like raw skin before the Lord. Every slight little breeze stings and burns when the top layer of skin has been removed.

At this point I thought, “You know, Lord, maybe You should explain this?” Jesus answered me and said, “No, you are doing quite well. And this should be explained from a human point of view to understand what it is that burns. So, please proceed.”

Clare continued, “Okay. For example, when I was in the world and sinful, I thought I had a health problem, because my feminine cycle had stopped. I just shoved it under the rug and kept on getting photography assignments. And right in the middle of a National Geographic assignment, I noticed some body changes. My belly was getting bigger and my pants wouldn’t zip. And I thought, ‘I must be sick.’ Well… I went to the doctor, and after testing me he said, “You’re pregnant.” I nearly fainted. I had been in denial. I have never ever felt anything so earth shaking. Conviction flowed through me like fire. I was paralysed and didn’t know where to turn or what to do. I was in shock.

“Purgatory — Purification — is very real: a very real place. And if I died today I think I would go there. You see, my attitudes are at times sinful and not holy. This leaves a filthy stain on my Bridal Garment and ways in which I have damaged others and not repented for. Christ atoned for our sins on the Cross, but He did not repair the damages we incurred. We still have reparation to do. And if repentance is only skin deep, we are not under the conviction we need to be to dissolve those ugly stains off our wedding gowns.”

“So, if we mentally, physically, or emotionally injure others, there will come a time when we have to repair the damages and change the state of our heart that caused us to think that way and do those things. If it doesn’t happen before death, the Lord has mercifully made a provision which has been referred to as the ‘Prison’— and has come to mean a place of purification. It is a place of suffering where those who die in the state of grace, but have not yet changed their toxic attitudes, can work with grace to arrive at purity of heart and perfect brotherly love.

“Let’s say that a Christian man gets into an argument with his wife and says cruel things to her, then he walks out the door and is hit by a car and dies. Let’s say that man is a good Christian — with a temper he has never mastered. He is not a criminal; he doesn’t beat his wife physically. He feeds the poor and takes care of his children, but indulges in a bad temper and wounds her with his words. When he dies, he should go to Heaven. But there is only one problem: a toxic attitude like his cannot enter Heaven, which is a place of eternal joy. At that point, he sees himself as he is. Without the distractions of a physical body, clothing, and such. He sees the state of his soul and knows he cannot enter Heaven that way. And it hits him like a Mac truck. But instead of being run over, it ignites his heart with true contrition that burns like an atomic fire in his soul. He sees his sinfulness and what it has done to others — and the flames of remorse consume him.

“Have you ever had that happen to you? An unpleasant reality you were avoiding looking at, or were blind to, all of a sudden becomes real — like getting a positive result on a pregnancy test when you’re 16 and your whole world just collapses in waves of fear all around you. Purgatory is a state of such grief over the habits of sin in your life that you refused to give up, that you are consumed in the spiritual fires of purification without anyone to comfort you, anyone to talk to, any food to eat or distract you, any water to drink. It is a place of total spiritual torment. Yet, if you were to ask the person if they wanted to get out, they would answer, “Not until I can go to Heaven!” Heaven looms before them. Jesus visits them. The Blessed Mother visits them. And they do get occasional consolations and strengthening graces.

“Jesus has made a provision — whether this place is a physical place (which I tend to believe) or not. The man is shocked by the state of his soul and is on fire in his spiritual body, with pain and remorse for this terrible habit. So, Jesus takes him aside into a place where other souls are undergoing purification, and grace works with him until he totally repents and is free from this attitude. Then he is cleansed and ready to enter Heaven.

“For those who are abusive to your spouse, your children, or even your elderly parents — this is a major wake up call. Please, change your ways while you are still on this Earth, dear ones. You don’t want to go to Purgatory for even five minutes.”

I was reminded of these Scriptures:

Matthew 5:17-20 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. So then, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do likewise will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever practices and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

2 Corinthians 7:1 “Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”

Hebrews 12:23 “To the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in Heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work.”

1 Corinthians 3:11-15 “For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, his workmanship will be evident, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will prove the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive a reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss. He himself will be saved, but only as if through the flames.”

“Well, I believe that this is what purification by fire is all about. Burning conviction with no way to escape. Your life rolls out before you and you feel like a complete fool. You’re stunned, because you are seeing the consequences of your sins for the first time in God’s mirror.”

1 Corinthians 15:29 “Now if there is no resurrection, what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?”

1 Peter 3:18-22 “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits—to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water. And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into Heaven and is at God’s right hand — with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.” So, here Peter talks about the Lord making proclamation to the imprisoned spirits.

Clare asked Jesus, Lord, have you something to add?

Jesus replied, “My heart for you, My People, is that in the hour of your death, you fly Heavenward. Unimpeded — straight into My waiting arms. That you eat the fruits and herbs of the trees along the River of Life and are fully healed and restored from the damage done to you on Earth.

“I want every one of you to see Me face to face. But this cannot happen clearly and completely until the layers of film from sin are washed clean.

“Each day, I come to you with the things that must be changed in your nature, by an act of your will. I shower you with love and affirm you. So that strengthened, you can avoid occasions of sin. I love you tenderly, so that you can in turn change your anger and rancor to love for others and avoid the fires of Purgatory.

“But if you will not come to Me each day and spend the time necessary for these healings to take place, you will walk out the door and continue to offend one another — because you are lacking in compassion and love. You are lacking, because you are not putting the right priority on being with Me, One on one.

“When that Day comes, the day of your departure from Earth, stripped of all earthly distractions and sensations — you will stand before My mirror and see every imperfection and habitual pattern of sin. You will feel your lack of love and your anger keenly and recognize yourself as being full of the toxic poison of rancor, greed, lust, and so many other sins that you have allowed to take root and live in you.

“You have known those things were there, but you didn’t realize that a time would come when YOU, not I, would have to work through them to pass through the gates of Heaven.

“Oh, what a day that will be!! Glorious for those of you who wept over your shortcomings and sins. Because though you may have been weak and fallen before coming to Heaven, if you were resolute and daily conquering yourself, mercy will be extended to you. It was your resoluteness, backed by action, that gained the pardon.

“But for others who have been avoiding that Day, it will be terrible. You will shake before My mirror and want to run and hide, so filthy will you appear to yourself and all in Heaven. Please, please, make it the number one priority to spend deep prayer time with Me and repent for your indiscretions. Repent and repair the damage you’ve done to other souls.

“Come to Me asking for the grace of true contrition and Mercy. I, on My part, will do what I can to bring you along to the state where you can finally be with Me and the Saints in Heaven.

“But My children, you must pass through the fires of remorse for your habitual sins you have refused to conquer. These cannot come with you into Heaven; they must be completely overcome.

“I know that you who are from a Protestant background are going to kick at this teaching and this reality. But should I refrain from giving it to you because others lied to you and did not form your conscience properly? Or should I give you the opportunity to change while there is yet time for you? I love you dearly. I cannot withhold the truth from you, lest you incur greater debts in your lives” [emphasis mine]

“When I told the parable of the guest at the wedding feast, I mentioned that one was improperly clad. That one had not put forth any effort to correct his faults and repair the damage he did to others — that is why he was excluded. And so, you can ascertain from this that you will not be taken in the Rapture — unless you have either conquered your faults, or are sincerely committed to conquering them every day. In which case, you will be sure to receive Mercy and come with Me.”

“I love you, Beloved Brides. I love you so tenderly as I see you struggle each day to overcome temptations and sins. You bring great joy to all of Heaven with your commitment to be Mine and Mine alone. Oh, how I cherish you!”

Clare spoke again:

Jesus is coming for a holy Church that is entirely without spot, wrinkle, or blemish

A spot comes when you are involved in something unclean, and it splashes on you. Like gossip. It splatters all over your wedding gown.

A wrinkle is what you develop from habitual patterns of sin that you refuse to deal with.

A blemish is an uncleanness from inside of you that manifests as a stain from beneath your gown. It can also be a rip or a tear from being careless.

“In any case, these are things that you know you should deal with, but you cover them with denial until they hit you upside the head, and you can no longer avoid or deny them. And I believe that if you have these patterns of sin and have not addressed them, that you will need to be purified before you can enter Heaven.

“But I also believe that if you are not in denial, and you have been working on them with all your strength, I believe the Lord in His mercy may wipe them away. That is, however, if you have exercised mercy towards others. “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.” Matthew 5:7

“So I relate to the place of purification by fire as an inner state of searing conviction that causes me to review my actions and repent. God in His Mercy has established, I believe, a place where we can go through this purifying fire and come out ready to enter Heaven.

“Think about it for a moment. Let’s say I was jealous of someone and spread malicious lies about them to ruin their reputation. I knew it was wrong, but I was driven to do it anyway by my bitterness. I tried and tried to smear them so they would never have a good reputation again. And this was a lifelong habit I kept hidden from others, but still did to every person that offended me or made me jealous.

“Then let’s suppose I got into a car wreck, was thrown 50 feet in the air and died on impact. I had accepted the Lord as my Saviour, gone to church, prayed, tithed and fed the poor. And I really did love Jesus. But I was self-righteous in my thinking, and thought of the persons that offended me, that they should be brought down. So, I continued in this evil habit, ruining the lives of many people along the way. (Now, I didn’t do that. I’m just giving you an example.)

“So what do you think? Should Jesus take such a person to Heaven where they will no doubt be jealous of everyone? Should He send them to Hell? Or should He take them to a place of purification where they can truly learn that what they were doing was wrong. And at the same time, truly want to stop? You see, Purgatory, or the place of Purification, is God’s great Mercy at work.

Some encouraging news

“The souls undergoing Purification can pray for us! They have already made the same mistakes we are making, and they can relate to our weakness. In their situation, they have nowhere to go; only time to repent and cry. So, the Lord gives them an opportunity to be charitable to other souls that are on Earth and do not know how bad off they are in God’s eyes. And we in turn pray for them to be released quickly.”

Jesus Longs For Every One Of His Brides To Be With Him At The Wedding Feast

Jesus said to Clare, “My Dove, you have done very well. Yet no one can plumb the depths of My Mercy and predict who will be detained in the purifying fires, and who will not. This is one reason why My Father is taking so long to give the word for the Rapture to begin.

“I do not want to see any of My Brides excluded from the wedding feast because they were detained for purification. Yes, there will be some who will. But the ones who were willing to suffer and work hard on their faults, they will come with Me to the Wedding banquet.

“This is another reason why I told the parable of the wedding feast and the man improperly dressed. His sin had worn his clothing threadbare, filthy, and unfit for a celebration. He had a long habit of not repenting, and therefore he was unfit for the Feast. He was saved, though, by his confession of Me as his Savior.

“But the others came to Me each day and wept over their sins, begging Me to deliver them. And doing many acts of reparation — not only for their sins, but for the sins of others.

“You ask, what is reparation? It is the soul who sees the evil that is done in the world, and is struck to the core by insults against Me, abortions, dishonest governments, and all manner of unrighteousness. And there are those who are so united with Me — when I grieve, they grieve. And in this way, they are repairing the damage of those who sinned against Me. And that brings Me comfort.

“There is no pat answer as to whether or not you will need purifying. But if you love Me with all your heart, your mind, and your strength, and love your brother as yourself, you have very little to worry about. Rather, you will constantly be aware of temptations, faults, and lapses — and you will repent immediately.

“Remember, My Heart is a heart of Mercy. And I see every tear drop you cry over others and cry over your sins. And though you are weak, I am full of Mercy for you, because of the way you have been merciful to others.

“Purify yourselves, My Brides, especially in this hour, from sloth, which hurts the entire Body and deprives them of the nourishment you could have given if only you had tried a little harder.”

Clare added, That was the end of Jesus’ message. And I feel very convicted about it. In conclusion, I want to say that we are returning to the Early Church, the way it was before Rome. The truths the Lord has given us are the living fulfilment of His many allegories and teachings that were strictly defended and adhered to by the famous Christian leaders such as Saints Cyprian, Ambrose, Jerome, Pope St. Gregory, Tertullian, St. Anthony, other early church apostles and martyrs that formed the bedrock foundation of His Church — Living Stones.”

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Note from So Greatly Loved

I am sure that, like me, many will now be taking on board the teaching Clare gives us here from the Lord, and are praying for the grace of ongoing deep contrition for our sins. I, personally, have benefited considerably from this teaching. How true it is that “Nothing is more valuable than the time you have today.” What an awesome message this is and one that we should all take extremely seriously without delay, for our own sake.

My own background and how this teaching changed my life

I was raised Methodist, then attended an evangelical Anglican Church throughout my University years; later I became Pentecostal. This message left me reeling in shock! Some seriously hard, life-changing decisions have been made since I heard this teaching! I am now frequently praying in tears for the grace of ongoing, searing contrition over my sins. Tears are a gift from God that He will readily give to us if we ask Him. This message has indeed been a major wake-up call for me. I am now also praying for souls in ‘Prison’ something I would never have known was the right thing to do until very recently.

It has struck me what a terrible shock my devout, staunch Methodist parents would have had if they found themselves undergoing the fires of purification when they died we knew nothing at all about it then. How privileged we are nowadays to be Heart Dwellers, taught by Jesus through His chosen vessel, Clare du Bois, by the Grace of God.

Note: Ezekiel and Clare du Bois are not Catholic but, during the years when the Lord was preparing them for the ministry, He led them to spend a period of years in various very different denominations. They found Jesus in every one of the churches. Clare’s testimony is extremely interesting; you can access it on the website at heartdwellers.org

Final Exams For The Rapture Are In Progress

“This is an interesting time right now,” Clare said, “and I want to thank the Lord for giving us an advance warning that the time for Final Exams has come. Jesus is even grading the papers to see who will qualify for the Rapture. I pray this message will not fall upon deaf ears, but that His Reluctant Bride will rally to His side and pass her finals. Amen.”

Jesus replied, “The Bride is not being attentive. She’s not paying attention, and it’s a dangerous time for her. Many are preoccupied with the world, Clare. Much in the same way you are when you devote time to a project. It is hard to get your attention back on Me. But you have been faithful, and I am not faulting you.

“Once the Rapture happens, there will no longer be ‘church as usual’. It will be gone. Those who were on fire will be taken Home, leaving My uncommitted children to cope and ask some very hard questions, ‘Why? Why wasn’t I taken??’ Well, I am here to tell you why.

Jesus explains why some will be left behind

“When was the last time you gave time and money to feed the poor families and people on the streets?

When was the last time you spent all night in prayer? When was the last time you spent two hours in prayer for several days a week? When is the last time you looked at your conscience and found gossip and slander that you had spread? When was the last time you recognised selfishness in yourself? Are you even looking for these things? When was the last time you defended an innocent victim of slander? When was the last time you had scorn and contempt for someone you considered below you? When was the last time you went out of your way because someone needed attention and you were busy with a project?

Jesus continued, “When was the last time you took a careful look at your soul with Holy Spirit, and repented for so many things you should have done but didn’t do. And so many things you did that you shouldn’t have done? All your questions about ‘Why I was left behind?’ will be answered for you in a very brief amount of time if you seriously sit down and take a real look at the state of your soul…

“Are you doing things to be noticed, for acclaim? Or are you doing things for Me that I asked of you that might be a little more lack-lustre and go unnoticed? I guarantee you, the little things add up in Heaven. I see what man does not see. And I especially see the little things that caused you inconvenience, but that you shook off your own concern to take care of it, because there was a real need. Sacrifice.

“Are you selfishly headed off to finish a project, Katy bar the door? Or do you relent to tend to the injured? Clare knows exactly what I mean, because I have been drilling her in charity and patience. Many times she is at a critical point with a message, with the painting, with a song, with a personal concern of hers — and I inspire Ezekiel [he is Clare’s husband] to call for help.

“Yes, My Love. I have been doing this deliberately. I watch your attitude before you pick up the phone, after you pick it up, when you deliver the help, and when you come back. And most times, you do very well. Knowing that what you just did was to care for Me in My needs. Not angry or irritated for the interruptions, but resolute to be sweet and charitable.

“I do the same with all of you, dear ones. I am continually testing My Bride to see if she will come to My side when I need her comfort. Either as I am now, or in the distressing disguise of another. I want to see My Bride about My Business. And if there is a soul in distress, I am right there with them. I want to see all of you responding with charity, hospitality, and cheerfully from the heart. That is what brings Me the greatest comfort.

“Yes, I am happy each one of you are doing what needs to be done, per assignment from Me. But I also check to see where your heart and priorities are. Will you drop a pet project, even from Me, to serve a glass of cool water to a thirsty child?

“Yes, you could say these are finals. Term papers. Tests to see if you learned the lessons taught in the University of Brotherly Love on Planet Earth. That is precisely what I am doing with you. Will you forego your very focused work to help another who is floundering? To be present at a wedding or a funeral?

The ones who know My heart and act on it will be Raptured

Jesus continued, “These are finals, Clare. Everyone is experiencing an extraordinary amount of distraction and trouble, because I am finding out who knows My heart and acts on it—and who doesn’t know My heart. The ones who know My heart and act on it will be Raptured.

“The others, still buried in frustrations with their projects and carrying a train of guilt over the people and situations they decided to snub or forego… Well. There is little time left for you, dear ones. Repent and reform. Carry out the desires of My heart before your own.

“This lesson is linked to Pride. Yes, Pride says, ‘What I am doing has been commissioned by God, and I am not leaving off with that to handle YOUR situation that YOU are responsible for in your own life!’ In other words, ‘What God wants is more important than your plight and distress.’ No, I say to you. What I want is NOT what matters in moments like these. There is a time to ignore distractions, and there is a time to respond with all your heart. Charity and the whispering of My Spirit will help you to discern.

You must learn to love until it hurts

“I am talking about those among you who have made a habit of ignoring the needs of others to satisfy yourselves. I’m talking about the desperate needy who have sought you out. I brought them to you as a test. I want to see My Love for you in action, poured out on others.

“Because you do not set aside hours to be filled by Me, your heart is cold and unresponsive. You cannot give what you do not have, so you pass them by, or pass them on to others. My children, the standards of Heaven are much different from yours. You must learn to love until it hurts.”

At this point Clare opened her Bible to 1 Corinthians 13:1-13:

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a ringing gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs. Love takes no pleasure in evil but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

And then the Scripture goes on to mention the coveted spiritual gifts, the things that we think will make us outstanding Christians:

“But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be restrained; where there is knowledge, it will be dismissed. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial passes away. Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.”

We may be left behind to learn love, compassion and mercy

Jesus continued, “If you are preparing for the Rapture by sparring with other Christians over doctrinal interpretations, seeking positions of leadership and teaching, facilitating conferences and speaking at them—while harshly judging the little ones that aren’t so capable—you will be sorely disappointed on that Day. Those who were nothing in the sight of the world will ascend. And you will be left behind to learn love, compassion, mercy, and honoring the lowliest soul— because they were purchased with My Blood and I dwell in them.”

[Clare speaking now] “Dear ones, if I as a speaker filled a conference room, but retained scorn and contempt for the lame and poor, even passing them by in their need on the way to preach… What kind of reward awaits me on that day? Didn’t the Lord say that tax collectors and sinners would precede the self-righteous Pharisees into Heaven?

“On the other hand, if a poor one on the way to the conference saw the distress of a man on the street and stopped to buy him a burger and drink—knowing he would wouldn’t get a good seat at the conference for stopping but caring more for the poor soul. What will his reward be?

“We really have it upside down. And the Lord is beginning to turn Church buildings upside down and empty them, because He wants a pure and intimate relationship with each of us. Not just for us to listen to a finely-tuned sermon and think we’ve satisfied the law of the Sabbath.” Clare then quoted this Scripture:

“Unto You do I lift up my eyes, O You Who are enthroned in Heaven. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy and loving-kindness for us. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy and loving-kindness for us, for we are exceedingly satiated with contempt. Our life is exceedingly filled with the scorning and scoffing of those who are at ease and with the contempt of the proud.” Psalm 123

“That’s interesting. ‘The poor and faithful are focused on the Lord’s face, on His needs, on what He is doing, while the rich are full of scorn and contempt.’ And I have to ask, ‘How many are still truly waiting for that day? How many are so busy with the world that they exclaim, “I have a house to buy, a marriage to attend, and a new car to pick up. I don’t have time for this prophetic nonsense. Nothing ever comes of it, anyway!” How many of us respond to their attitude with a silent prayer? Or do we think in our hearts, ‘Well, he’s right; nothing’s happened yet.'” At that point Clare turned to the Lord and asked Him if He had something to add.

Jesus replied, ‘Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God. Truly this is what I want from you all. I want your eyes on Me and what I am doing from moment to moment. Right now, there is not enough prayer going out to prevent catastrophes. I need more prayer from you, My dear ones. I need deeper and more focused prayer. And of course, every sacrifice you can offer Me carries a load of graces to be showered from Heaven— not only for your needs, but the needs of others.

Rest and Recuperate

“Times are winding down. We are still in the danger zone, and many of you are exhausted from fasting and praying. But I say to you, nothing you’ve sacrificed for Me has been in vain. When you become exhausted, do not continue to push it. Rather, rest and recuperate. Then I will raise you up again, especially through communion, that you may resume all your efforts. But do not make the mistake of thinking you are immortal and invincible. You, too, need to rest.

“During that time of rest, seek Me. Seek Rhemas from the Scriptures or the website [heartdwellers.org]. Keep your attention focused on Me. Do not fall prey to wasting time with entertainments, although a few innocent breaks will help you regain your perspective.

“And most of all pray, with all your heart, that the impending events will be circumvented and people’s hearts will turn to Me.

“This is My complaint. Even My Brides have become insensitive to My tears and distress. They have taken their eyes off the hand of their Master at a time when He has great need of them.

“Please, Beloved ones. I need your attention, your prayers, and your love. Whether you show your love to the little ones who have needs, or through declining to indulge your appetites— whatever you do for Me, I take as a wedding present, a sign of love for your Groom. And I am deeply appreciative.

“So, I ask you, dear ones. Humble yourselves. Examine your habits and attitudes. Repent of any wrong-doing in the sight of the angels. Go out of your way for others. And most of all, soften your hearts as you keep your gaze steadily on My hands, so that you can fulfil My needs.

“Then you will be taken in the Rapture, because you have made your minute-to-minute priority to be one and the same with Mine. This makes you My dearly beloved ones, and I prepare the place for you at My Wedding Feast. Do these things and you will hear, ‘Well done, My good and faithful Servant. Enter into your Master’s joy.’”

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Note from So Greatly Loved

This message, given by Jesus to Clare du Bois, has made a deep impression on me. Without a shadow of a doubt, time is running out. Please join me in taking this simple, but profound, message very seriously.

It’s high time to wake up and make sure that we pass our final exams!

Get Ready For Your Journey

Clare enquired, “What is on your mind for Your people, Lord?”

Jesus replied, “Getting ready. Getting ready to meet Me. Preparing their hearts before My mirror and asking forgiveness for what they see that is not right.

“I am asking for a deeper look, a more candid look, not glossing anything over. It is incomprehensible to you, My children, the demands of personal holiness. Because of My mercy, much is overlooked. But rather than be shocked, I want you to spend time with My Holy Spirit and ask Him to reveal the darkness still inside of you. When you discover it, I don’t want you going over the deep end. I already knew it was there. All I want for you to do is confess it, ask forgiveness and make a resolution in your heart to avoid those sins and pray for the grace not to repeat them. You see, though you fall and are not perfect, because you confess and work on it I will forgive you and continue to pour out the graces you need to finally overcome your faults. You do not have to be perfect but you do need to be perfectly repentant.

“The heart of this exercise is preparation and readiness to face Me. So much will be forgiven and removed on the way up to Heaven, but I do insist that you forgive everyone that ever offended you. I don’t want this experience marred by unforgiveness. What may help you in that area is that whoever was a challenge and injured you, had My permission. I am not the author of evil, but I did allow it as a challenge in loving others and dying to yourself. So, ultimately you can only blame Me for allowing it. Therefore be sure that you forgive the person, that you forgive yourself, and that you forgive Me. Cover all three bases.

“Ask Me to remove the root of bitterness you allowed to grow in your heart and defile it. There most certainly is a root of bitterness in every one of you. It is your job with My Holy Spirit to identify it, renounce it and pray I will remove it. This exercise should not take you long, and it will not hinder your going into eternity. There are many of you that could be detained for unforgiveness. If you have bitterness in your heart, it is the ugliest of stains and will show right on the front of your wedding gown. So, be sure to rid yourself of that. Disarm it. By that I mean, refuse to allow it to pull you into a fury. Renounce this anger and unforgiveness in My Name and refuse to connect with it. If you are faithful to make an honest effort, I will surely be faithful to totally remove it.

“Selfishness is another flaw that you should repent of. Look for those times when you could have done something for another but didn’t bother: either because you didn’t want to, or you didn’t feel up to it. Do you know that many times I heal a malady because you went out of yourself to give, even when you were sick? There is a dynamic here. Satan knows ahead of time, sometimes, that a test is coming, or that you will rub shoulders with someone really in need. So he sends demons to push all your buttons, get you upset and distracted so you miss the good deed you should have done. This is oh, so common. When you see a multitude of things pushing your buttons, be on the look out for the ‘why’ of all those distractions. Is there someone coming to you for help, is there a meeting planned, is there an occasion of some sort?

“Understand that the demons also have limited energy, so they pick their opportunities to trouble you according to the importance of what is coming up in your life. If it is very important and they know about it ahead of time (which they mostly do because they alert one another that such and such is going to happen or so and so is on the way) they quickly put 2 and 2 together, seeing that there is an occasion of virtue and helping another soul in need. They try to distract you or get you to cancel the meeting. Or they wear you out so you have nothing left for that person I’m sending you who, by the way, was very important to Me.

“Another thing to be aware of in selfishness is the self-important attitude, ‘I’m too busy for the likes of you.’ The ‘you aren’t important enough to me to stop what I’m doing’ attitude. This is abhorrent to Me. Now we are getting into PRIDE, which is truly at the root of all evil. Selfishness will lead to Pride and self-righteousness. Look for those times when your conscience twinged and you ignored it. Those are very good indicators of hidden sin. My Beautiful Bride, I am not saying these things to make you feel badly. I am saying them so you will stand clean before me. Sin is dirty. Unconfessed sin continues to be dirty. But sin confessed and forgiven exists no longer, it has been cancelled out. I want all My Brides to have their sins cancelled out.

“Self-will, selfish ambition and jealousy that cause you to follow your own path rather than Mine, are also important to confess. If you are not sure, better safe than sorry. Better knowing that you recognised it than hiding it and having Me bring it up. Oh, so much better. Here is a list for you to use in checking your behaviour: Fear, Pride, Jealousy, Judgment, Anger, Laziness, Greed (acquisition), Gluttony, and Lust. Pay particular attention to those things that you do habitually when you know in your spirit you should be doing otherwise. They are an indication of disorder in your life and idolatry, because you put them before Me. These are indeed wrinkles in your dress. As I said before, this is not to discourage or reprimand you. It is to prepare you to meet Me without spot, wrinkle or blemish.

“A spot is something you allow to defile you, something you watch you shouldn’t have watched, something you said you shouldn’t have said, a feeling you engaged that you should have rejected. A blemish is an indication of inner contamination of the spirit. It comes up because something isn’t right inside. It could be an attitude that contaminates everything you do, like selfishness, fear, retaliation. A wrinkle is formed by a long-standing habit of sinful or disordered behaviour. Having to work on Sunday, because you are in debt over your head, is the symptom of a wrinkle. The avarice caused you to want and to buy; then to pay it off you must deny Me the time I ask you to set aside every week for rest and rejuvenation with Me. Some of you are forced to work on Sunday or the Sabbath because that is the only work you could get. I am not legalistically condemning you for this. Did I not pick grains on the Sabbath? Did I not heal on the Sabbath? There is an attitude of heart that is so greedy that every spare moment is used to procure what is wanted.

“There is another attitude of heart that sets aside another day for Me when the appointed days are taken up out of necessity. I wish for you not to get into arguments about which day of the week is holy. I will not instruct you on this, because it leads to a religious spirit. I want your heart, not your lip service and obedience to the law. Yes, I can hear the stones flying through the air now. This attitude of heart is deadly to a personal relationship with Me. You will note, it was the scribes and pharisees that refused their hearts to Me, because I did not support their Sabbath rules in a way suitable to them.

“Do you know what one of their main concerns was with Me? I threatened their income from the sale of sacrifices and coin changing. Yes, they garnered quite a nice income on all that went on in the temple precincts and their greatest threat was that they no longer would have an income from these illicit activities. That is a wrinkle. The habit of having more and better caused them to twist their consciences in order to provide for their excesses.

“Some of you, especially the young ones, will over-react in fear to this. Please, My precious dear ones, this is not condemnation of you. It is to make you aware of the righteousness of God and how very deep it goes. Most of you do not have properly formed consciences. You were not raised on the Word in a holy household. So I must take you back to those roots and reveal to you how some of the things you were never taught are important. But I am not a legalistic God. I am full of mercy, understanding and forgiveness. I want your heart. I want you to love Me, to trust Me, to come to Me and speak with Me about your weaknesses, your sin and insecurities and fears. I want to help you overcome these things.

“If you have something you cannot change and you fear it is displeasing to Me, talk to Me about it. I will help you. It may not even be wrong-doing on your part. It may very well be from the father of lies, who is continually trying to make you feel badly about yourself. Yes! Condemnation is his favourite tool. Why, you ask? Because if he can convince you that you are bad and worthless, and that I am a severe judge, you will avoid Me and never come into My arms and trust Me.

“So, do not over-react to this message. Rather take it as a checklist. You are going on a journey, you need to get your things together. Work on your list and I will help you with each thing you are afraid to face. Use your **Bible Promise Book in order to verify whether something is right or wrong. Watch for things in your environment, a sign from Me: a bird singing, a heart shape in your food or a leaf on the ground. A love song in the store, a sweet wash of contentment suddenly flooding over your soul. These are ways I encourage you and show you that I am not only with you but I approve of you and all your efforts are indeed pleasing to Me.

“So, what I am telling you, in a nutshell, is simply prepare yourself in repentance to meet Me. Just as you would wash and shower before a big event, wash yourself in My love and forgiveness. Don’t be afraid to confess anything. Remember, I was there when it happened and I will forgive what you confess. Let’s do this together. I am all for you, I will sustain you in your weakness, I will not abandon you. I love you deeply, do not be afraid.”

Note from So Greatly Loved

This message was given by Jesus to Clare du Bois. The Still Small Voice channel on Vimeo is an anointed ministry that is helping many thousands of Christians worldwide to become Heart Dwellers – to enjoy a much deeper and more intimate walk with Jesus, and to learn from Jesus’ teaching how to prepare for His soon coming in the Rapture. Countless Christians are being transformed by these messages.

Still Small Voice is a registered charity which is making an enormous difference in the Third World. The impact made by these teachings, and the wide range of charitable works of this ministry, is nothing short of remarkable. It is no wonder that the enemy is so malicious in his attacks against Still Small Voice.

For further information visit the website heartdwellers.org

**The Bible Promise Book is published by Barbour Books and is available from Amazon. It is an invaluable help in discernment. There is much guidance on discernment on the heartdwellers.org website, plus teaching on getting a Rhema word from the Lord and lists of the Still Small Voice videos… and much more. The video transcripts are available in a number of languages.

From Limping to Leaping: Our Puppy’s Creative Miracle

This is the true story of the amazing miracle Jesus gave to our dearly beloved Yellow Labrador puppy. It was great fun taking Jess to Dog Club every Friday, where he was learning to be a good Labrador! The troubled teenager we were fostering at that time came to Dog Club with us. It was somehow therapeutic for her to be there.

At Dog Club Jess had a great friend: a Chocolate Labrador bitch called Fido. How those two messed about together! They quickly became friends for life. It was so cute to see them together.

Weeks went by and Jess was growing quickly. However, to our consternation, he began to squeal in pain and limp as he walked. Something was terribly wrong with him. We were all heartbroken to see our beloved puppy in such distress. The dog trainer said that Jess had a hip problem, and recommended a local vet who specialised in large dogs and looked after our county’s Police dogs.

We made an appointment for Jess. The vet took x-rays. To our unspeakable horror, we saw that although one of Jess’s hips had a perfectly formed U-shaped hip socket, the other side had only a tiny one-inch piece of bone. In other words there was no hip socket on that side! The news was not good: either Jess must have an immediate hip replacement ‘op or be put down straightaway. There was no way we could afford that operation — the vet’s fees were simply astronomical!

However, we were not without hope. When you know Jesus there is always hope. Always! We left the surgery, telling the vet we would “think it over” but we knew already in our hearts exactly what we would do: we would entrust the whole tragic situation to our Best Friend — our Lord Jesus. This was a perfect opportunity for us to be an example to our foster daughter, too, and exercise childlike faith.

What would you have done, I wonder? Jesus showed us step by step exactly what to do. In the same way that the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth in the first century, that is how we were to respond. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians, 5:7 “We walk by faith, not by sight.”

So my husband and I began learning to ‘walk’ by faith, keeping our eyes on Jesus, and not dwelling on what our eyes could see. I mean that we had to take our eyes off the problem and not dwell on the horrendous condition of our pet. His plight was heartbreaking: what we could see was that Jess was limping badly; what we could hear was his pitiful squealing in pain. Our eyes had to be fixed on Jesus who, after all, loved Jess even more than we did. Boy! Was this a steep learning curve for us!

We knew without a doubt that there is absolutely nothing that our God cannot do. We had faith, but was it strong enough for a miracle? Nothing less than a creative miracle from the Creator would meet Jess’s need. In simple childlike faith we asked God to heal our beloved puppy. We needed a Scripture to encourage our faith: something unshakable to stand on. Our attention was drawn to the letter of the Apostle Paul to the church at Rome. In chapter 4 he writes about the faith of the great Patriarch Abraham. In advanced old age, Abraham still had no son; but God had promised him twenty-five years earlier that he would have a son and that his descendants would be numberless (See Genesis 15:5).

In Romans 4:17 (The Amplified Bible) the Apostle writes something staggering! He states that God “gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things (that He has foretold and promised) as though they already existed” See also Genesis 17:5. We are encouraged in the New Testament to imitate God so, we thought, if God declares something exists before it actually does, we can do that too — in faith — in expectation.

However does that work? Well, my husband and I simply began to thank God for giving our puppy a new hip. We expected it to happen. Real faith is expecting whatever it is we need to become reality. Faith is not at all complicated. Our Jess had no difficulty receiving his miracle from Jesus; he did not have any doubt, and neither did we!

Dogs can be very sensitive to spiritual things. Every day Jess would come up to me several times throughout the day, and nuzzle between my legs as I stood, pushing through until his head was behind me and his poorly hip was in front of me. He would wait there for prayer, wagging his tail in excitement. I laid one hand on his poorly hip, holding my Bible in the other. How I wish you could have seen him! I read out loud from my Bible and my husband and I prayed, thanking God together for the miracle Jess needed.

Romans chapter 4, verses 19 – 21 in the Amplified Bible (which gives the full meaning of the original Greek language) provide us with a beautiful picture of the faith of Abraham. My husband and I endeavoured to be like Abraham who, “did not weaken in faith. . . No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God, Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.”

Time after time, day after day, after day, as Jess would come expectantly to us for prayer, we would pray over him, declaring our faith, telling the Lord that we were not wavering or questioning Him, but that we praised Him with all our hearts for His answer, giving all the glory to Him.

Time went by. Jess continued to come several times a day whenever he wanted prayer. One day Jess’s best friend at Dog Club, the Chocolate Labrador, Fido, came to tea with her mistress. My friend took one look at Jess and said, “Your dog is still limping!” I did not deny it; that would not have been honest! However, I used the word that Jesus Himself used in Mark 16:18, KJV, when talking to His disciples about praying for the sick. Jesus said, “they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” I simply replied, “He is recovering!” Was there any evidence of that? No, not yet, but when you are in faith, you know that God is at work, and you do not speak negatives or pay any heed to contradicting circumstances. That is paramount, and it is precisely at this point that we can fail to receive a much-needed miracle.

Three weeks went by and our precious prayer times with Jess continued. He kept coming up to us, nudging us waiting to be prayed with several times a day, day after day, after day. . . Until one glorious morning, as I was working in the kitchen, I happened to look through the window to see Jess in the garden, leaping high in the air — full of the joys of spring — beside himself with joy… from limping to leaping indeed!

A request for a further hip x-ray showed us what we already knew: Jess now had two perfect U-shaped hip sockets – to the glory of God! I think the vet was in shock! I must point out that my husband and I had done nothing extraordinary. We had simply followed the clear guidelines in the Bible. God always backs His Word as we speak it in faith. Always. By that I mean that if we speak according to what God says in the Bible, without doubting in our hearts, He will honour our faith.

If you know anyone who does not believe that Jesus rose from the dead, that He is alive and that He still performs miracles today, tell them to watch this space, because there’s

Note from So Greatly Loved

This creative miracle took place many years ago and Jesse is now leaping about happily in Heaven. Unknown to my husband and me, God was preparing us both for the Mission Field by stretching our faith to the uttermost. It had been heartbreaking for us to see our beloved Labrador puppy suffer such pain. We were to witness indescribable suffering in India in years to come, and our faith had to be strong in order to be able to pray in unshakable faith for those desperately needy Indian people.

There is a need for much more teaching on the simplicity of really childlike faith. Many of us in the West are so sophisticated; it’s as though we think that simplicity is beneath us. Hmmm… take a look at what Jesus said in Matthew 18 about little children.

Recently, a close family member, who is very dear to me, also had a serious hip problem. His hip had been neglected far too long and the bones had become fused together. At a hospital consultation, he was told that it would be a complex operation – much less straightforward than it would otherwise have been. In fact, the consultant said he was astounded that that he could even manage to shuffle slowly with two sticks, an inch at a time!

Jesus spoke to me, telling me to pray with him for total healing. He reminded me of how we had trusted Him to heal our beloved puppy so many years previously. Jesus said, “Do what you did then!” Jesus was referring to the simple childlike faith we had moved in – never doubting for a moment that Jesse would be totally healed. We had flatly refused to listen to negative comments from anyone at all. I prayed for this dear one and, at the time of this update, we are mid-miracle. Every day shows the healing hand of God at work.

Lent Is A Time For Purifying

“Thank You, Lord for touching me, an untouchable because of my sins – my leprosy. Thank You, Lord, for not tossing me out into the wilderness to go about crying, “Unclean! Unclean!” Rather, You take me to Your bosom and I’m cleansed from head to toe, yet knowing there still lurk inside of me the seeds of uncleanness. Yet each day You take me to Yourself, and again I am cleansed and revived, given back hope for a life well lived. Thank You, precious Jesus. Thank You.”

“Well,” Clare continued, “that introduction kinda gives you an idea of what I’ve been going through. I’ve been on a journey into the areas of my life that need reformation, and they are indeed large and deep-seated. Just in time for Lent, a season set apart and sanctioned for purification and giving – which is the antidote for Avarice.

Lent is a time of introspection and a cleaning out the old to make room for the new.

Clare continued, “God has given us so many gifts! It is man that perverts, twists, and uses these good things for evil motives. We use the Internet to spread the Good News; Satan uses it to lure men into sin. We use cars to get from point A to point B; Satan makes them a status symbol, so men will give themselves over to excessive work and neglect their families to make money to afford them. We use a taxi to get to the doctor; a prostitute uses it to get to the bar where she will seduce men. Everything God has given us can be used for both good and evil. It is not the object or the season; it is the will and agreement of men that determines whether it is used for good or for bad intentions.

“The Lord has taught us to discern by looking at the fruits, and truly Lent is a very productive season as we cast out the old leaven in preparation for a new infilling. A lot of what has been going on with me has been seeing the stain of sin and selfishness.

“It began when I kept getting readings about repentance. I was puzzled, because I thought I was doing everything pleasing to Him. Especially that day. I became very frustrated and depressed, because He was saying there is sin to repent of–and I couldn’t put my finger on it. And I still can’t isolate one thing… yet I was begging Holy Spirit to reveal sin in my life to me.

“But then, in the course of three days – three painful days of feeling separation from the Lord – little things I never paid attention to popped up… Like wanting to buy vitamins I didn’t need yet. Being resentful for interruptions… Getting upset that I spilled a bottle of Aloe Vera Green Juice, rather than thanking God that I had it to drink. And having to repeat myself over and over again to certain individuals who were hammering me to yield to their preferences, when I had sought God and given them His best for the situation. Yet they still wanted more, and the next day – more after that.

“I felt a root of bitterness rising up from my gut that I must now deal with, and it is so extremely exhausting. Now I have a little taste of how Jesus feels when I ask Him for something, and He says “No.” And the next day I come back, having modified the request, and ask again… and again, and again, with all sorts of compromises and modifications. And the answer is still “No.” Thank you, Lord. I see what I put You through, now! I am so sorry. If it had been good for the purpose intended, He would have said “Yes” the first time. But I was dealing with my personal insecurities, self-will and needing to take control – to make it better with my ideas.

“I noticed temptations of Avarice, signs of Ungratefulness and Rancour. I was beginning to build a list in my mind. But none of these felt worthy (in my human perspective) of such severe readings on Sinfulness and Repentance that the Lord kept giving me in most of my Bible readings. So, my husband Ezekiel said, “Well, could this be about repenting for the world?” And boy, would I love to brush it off to that! I said, “No, Honey, I don’t think so. I really sense this is about me and something I’m blind to.” These readings and ‘words’ were something you would hear if you were having an adulterous relationship – not minor things that I was already resisting. He talked about the man with leprosy being cleansed and ‘sickness’ in the form of obsessive-compulsive behaviour, and worldly desires.

“So, in the course of three days, I did see tendencies. I think I would call them wrinkles in my wedding gown. They were deep-seated habits and attitudes that were not pleasing to God. Even though I didn’t out-right exercise them, they were there. But what hurt and confused me so much was that I hadn’t done anything. But I did feel the impulse to do it and suppressed it. Yet the Lord was insisting that I needed to repent. For three days I grieved over this and begged Him to reveal to me what I had done.

“Then His Mercy broke through and I realised: there is a bedrock tendency in me to allow myself many vices that easily turn into sin. Like wasting time at the end of a hard day and watching a couple of YouTubes. So, I added that to my list. I began to see that beneath this veneer of being a ‘good Christian’ were some serious faults that still exerted influence in my day-to-day life. Even though I was resisting them, they were still there, and they had an influence. I am sure there is much more, and I thank Him for not showing me everything! Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if some big things came up towards the end of Lent.

Lent is a time to get rid of the old yeast

“And I can see, by examining my own life right now, that He takes Lent very seriously. So I pass that on to you to encourage you to deny yourself during this season and do works of charity for others. Abstain from desserts and pleasing foods as well as meat and poultry on Fridays. Fish and dairy are good substitutes. I think it is best to give the Lord as much as you can with an attitude of thanksgiving. You know you can never out-give the Lord… ever.

“To make a point, Ezekiel – before he was saved – was in sin. He knew he was going to hell, so he just figured he’ll deal with that when it happens. But for some reason, a spark inside of him decided to abstain from sodas for Lent. At the end of Lent he had a marvellous conversion experience that was the beginning of his life in God.

A Little More Information on Lent

During the 40 days of Lent, Christians remember the time when Jesus went into the desert to fast and pray. But also, the focus is on giving, sacrificing for the poor while denying yourself. Jesus said, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself, pick up his cross and follow Me.”

By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus’ sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. And we fast from both food and festivities. The thing to remember, dear ones, is that this is a time of emptying so that we can be refilled by the Spirit of God, with holy things. The more we draw away from feeding the fancies of the flesh, the deader our flesh becomes, the less influence it exerts over us, and the more we grow in sensitivity to spiritual things. Therefore we can expect that at the end of a well-observed Lent, there will be spiritual breakthroughs, and maybe even the grace to live a far more spiritual life than what we were living.”

Suggestions for what to give up for Lent.

· Is this something I like?

· Is this something I enjoy doing/eating?

· Is this something that’s important to me?

· Do I think this will be a challenge throughout Lent?

· Will I appreciate this when I can have/do it again on Easter?

· Am I giving this up because I have to (someone is making me), or because I want to?

· Is this a true sacrifice?

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If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, you’ve chosen an excellent Lenten sacrifice (This interesting little list is from Wikipedia).

Clare asked Jesus, “Lord, have You something to add?”

Jesus began, “Oh, the influence and power a pure soul has before My Father in Heaven. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see shall Me.

“Dear Children, this season is most necessary for you, because you accumulate the toxins of the world. They cling to you like barnacles on a ship. The longer you’ve been in the world, the greater the build-up of attractions and distractions of the world. And the more impurity you build up.

“As you can see from the Gospels, even I felt the necessity of cleansing Myself from 30 years of living in the world, yet not being of the world. And My mother is not of this world. Rather, she is a most heavenly woman, completely caught up in the agenda of Heaven and leading others to holiness.

“She had quite a reputation for being very innocent and pure. As a young one, she practised the abstinences of the Temple as she was growing. Because of her tender age, she was not required to do what the priests did. However, zeal for Heaven was so great in her young soul that she hungered to dwell in the Heavenlies and was given many Heavenly visions that only served to make her more dedicated as she grew up.

“Her home had not a hint of the world – not in speech, nor in dress, nor in necessary things. All was very plain and did not attract you to itself. Whereas in a palace, everything from the floor to the curtains and the furniture, lamp stands, etc. is lavish and decorated in such a way that you could not walk through the palace without stopping to admire the workmanship of so many beautiful objects.

“You see, this beauty on Earth begets a hunger for more beauty on Earth–and one begins to long after fine carvings, gemstones, marble floors, silk curtains and elaborate clothing. The most elaborate thing she ever did was My one-piece tunic.

“But herein lies the entire secret of her holy life. She surrounded herself with nothing other than the plainest pots and bowls, mats and utensils. She had no longing for these things, because she starved it out of her soul. Anne and Joachim, her parents, also lived an austere life, because their hearts were very much turned Heavenward. They had lived and seen so much of the world, it had no appeal to them at all.

“And this is why I came to Earth in poverty. There was nothing in My appearing that would appeal to the carnal man. It would be the shepherds, fishermen, and carpenters that were attracted to Me, because their hearts were empty of the desires and glories of man on Earth.

“Substance is everything. The outer appearance means nothing if the inside is not Godly.

“And so I began My ministry by depriving My flesh, so it would let go of the accumulated sights and sounds of the past, wanting only to be free of all Earthly entanglements. This cleansing subdued My flesh, so I could be more deeply united with My Father.

“Truly the flesh is a briar patch, and you cannot walk through this world without attracting thorns and thistles to yourself. And this time, completely apart from human and worldly consolations, broadened the space of My flesh to receive more and more of the Spirit.”

Clare said, “In other words, I think He’s meaning here that His flesh was under the control of His Spirit more and more.

Jesus continued, “That is why this spring cleansing has so much spiritual significance. My dear ones. I wish to fill you more and more. I wish to direct your lives out of this world and into the world soon to come, just as I led the Israelites out of the abundance of exotic foods into the desert with only Manna to eat. It was to be a cleansing from the accumulated toxins of the Egyptian culture with all its idols.

“There I tested and tried the people to see if they were worthy to enter the Promised Land. Your Promised Land is the Realm of Heaven and I am preparing you for the journey Homeward.

“Yet, there is work to be done on Earth, and each of you needs a new vision in understanding, equipping, and opportunities to leave the very best of yourselves behind to nourish those yet to enter the Kingdom. So, I am coming to you to entreat you to observe the Lenten fasts to the best of your ability, while steadily looking forward to the new infillings and equippings I will infuse into your souls as you make more and more room for Me.

“For some of you, this will be very difficult. Clare, My darling, I know you fear these challenges. Yet I will help you, all of you. Call out to Me when you struggle and I will gently lead you out of your trial.

“For all of you, Heart Dwellers, I exhort you to do your best, knowing that for each pleasing morsel you give up, I have spiritual gifts and mantles accumulating for you, which I have longed to lavish on you, My Beautiful Bride.”

Note from So Greatly Loved

This very frank testimony of Clare’s, and the message from Jesus about searching our hearts and repenting, are both challenging and uplifting. In my blog, in addition to many articles the Lord specifically asked me to write, I share from time to time words given by Jesus to Clare du Bois. She encourages us to share them because the teachings from the Lord are relevant to, and needed by, most Christians. These words from Jesus are received through the gift of prophecy (see 1 Corinthians chapter 12). To learn more, check out the Still Small Voice channel on the Vimeo app, where there are more than 1,000 videos.

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Further thoughts on Lent

The season of Lent can be an immense spiritual blessing to us if we ask Jesus to help us to observe it in the way that most pleases Him. It is a gift to all Christians and not only for Catholics. I’m not Catholic, but this year I am making a greater effort, and I’m already benefiting from doing what Jesus is leading me to do. There are many ways in which the Lenten season can be a time of significant spiritual breakthrough for us.

There are various ways in which we can deny ourselves by cutting down on food during Lent. It is not too late to begin, and Jesus will reward even the smallest effort we make to deny ourselves.

Here are more ideas we can consider following. Jesus will bless us for making even one sacrifice.

May God richly bless you as you endeavour to spend more time with Him.

Awesome Visits to Heaven During Communion

These are recent testimonies from some of the Heart Dwellers Prayer Warriors team during their own personal Lord’s Suppers.

The Lord has been teaching us clearly that it is His express desire that we ALL celebrate Communion with Him, every day. Here is an excerpt from one of our videos:

Jesus began, “You, My Bride, must be nourished on My Body and My Blood as well. This is our point of physical union: the bread becomes a part of you physically, and because of that, you and I become One. You are fruitful and bear spiritual children, as well as being strengthened for the journey.

“I want each of you to design your own communion service using, the Last Supper as your guide. To the degree that you believe, to that degree I will be present to you [emphasis mine].

“As things become darker and darker, I want to strengthen you completely in every possible way. The reception of My Body and Blood is one of many ways, but profoundly important to Me.”

Jesus then quoted from John 6:47-51, “Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

“I long to be received into the heart of My Bride. I long to share this communion with you. I long that we should be One in every possible way. Do not deny Me access to your bodies through communion. Do not abstain from receiving Me because you have fallen. It is the sick that need communion the most. First, confess to Me what you have done, sincerely from the heart repenting, and then you may receive.”

Just after that message from Jesus, Clare wrote ‘Communion Service, Very Simple.’ In this, she laid out a very easy-to-follow pattern for people to use, for those who would like to celebrate with the Lord in an honouring way. This teaching can be found, along with all the other teachings we have about Communion, in an Album on Vimeo called ‘Communion.’

Go to https://vimeo.com/albums/5529468

Experiences during Communion

Recently Clare shared an email with the Prayer Warriors. One of our men had written to her to share his experience with the Lord during communion. This was his account:

“I have to say, the instructions you sent for the Lord’s Suppers are a great blessing! I have made a new devotion to the Lord with it. I have, with His TREMENDOUS grace, devoted my mornings to Him. It has been SUCH a blessing to me, you will only know in Heaven. I have met many of the great Saints during the ‘hug’ section. It is truly true that the Saints in Heaven attend our Celebrations. But the most precious thing of all has been the closeness I now feel with Jesus.

“Did I say thank you already? THANK you for obeying our Lord Jesus in helping us see Him as He truly is, the tender Bridegroom, the purest Lover ever, the most amazing, kind, gentle, strong, loving Husband and God and Lover ever and ever.”

He went on to talk about his visit to Heaven then:

Children in Heaven

“I had a beautiful experience today. Jesus took me to Heaven, and I was flooded with little children. I would say they were as tall as my leg, barely over my knees. They all thanked me for praying for them… I soon got to see a LOT more, each running to other persons as I was there… I think they liked us so much that they took our names for themselves. I had been praying for aborted children to be baptized in the water and blood of Jesus that gushed from His side. Could there be a correlation there?”

Clare circulated Sam’s email and wrote, “Heart Dwellers, the Lord’s Suppers are not meant to rival mass on the Internet or in churches. They are given primarily as a powerful tool to get closer to the Lord and make your prayers more powerful. Sam has truly connected and I’m thrilled. So much wonderful fruit will come from this. It has become SO simple, simple enough for all.”

Soon there were even more replies from the Prayer Warriors, with more precious experiences with the Lord. One of the women wrote:

Dear Sam,

“I could HUG you… I really could! Thanks to your awesome testimonial, I’ve moved on a bit.

“Yesterday, although I didn’t see anything during my Lord’s Supper, I was aware of Saint Padre Pio walking up to me and saying that he is praying for me…

“But today, I was really THERE! I saw Jesus sitting down and there were lots and lots of very young children rushing around, excited to be with Jesus. Some came up to me, but I didn’t hear any of them speak. Standing near Jesus was Saint Padre Pio holding a little child in his arms and smiling. It was very clear, as though I was really THERE — not at all hazy, like visions can be for me.

“I pondered on what made it different today. One thing that may have helped is that I was so relaxed — chatting to the Saints during my Lord’s Supper and telling them how I appreciate their prayers for those I’m praying for, and adding how much I would love to see them.

“I’m sharing this because your beautiful testimony made such a difference to me, and hopefully mine will help someone, too. I was RELAXED… EXPECTING something to happen… and EXCITED. Anyway, it worked for me.”

And then one of the other men wrote:

A truly awesome experience

“This morning while I was in Dwelling prayer, I saw the Lord hanging on His Cross. I was at His feet, kissing and washing them. The song ‘Let Your Pain Touch My Pain,’ was playing in the background.

“I floated up to Him and embraced all His bloody torso, warmly. His Blood flowing copiously over me. Soon, I was up next to Him, nailed on my own cross to His left. Holy Spirit was upon me very strongly during all of this. I have been carrying a cross of sadness for lost souls the Lord is grieving over, that we have been interceding for.

“Later on, while celebrating the Lord’s Supper, many Saints were present. Saints Francis, Faustina, and Lawrence of the Resurrection (He is a French Carmelite Lay brother from the 7th century)… they were all among them. Our Lady was with us, as well. Jesus and I were in the center. He was still a bloody pulp in my arms.

“As we (Mary, the Saints, and I) prayed for the lost, and for His Church, and for the Heart Dwellers, I saw myself taking a balm with two fingers of my right hand and applying it to each of His wounds—which stopped bleeding and closed it up. And then I would wash them with water. When I got to the Crown of Thorns, I was given a bottle of fragrant ointment, which I poured over His head, and the thorny Crown dissolved.

“After washing His head, hair, and face, I received Him (in Communion) and we all joined our hands in worship and thanksgiving. And He was raised up, Glorious and Shining, with a great smile on His face. (Which is I usually how see Him.) And we held each other, turning slowly in Heaven, among the clouds.

“He takes such comfort from us, Family. Our love for Him and for others through prayer and charity is a balm, and the washing of His wounds.”

Next, one of the women wrote. This one goes a little off the subject of the Lord’s Supper, but it’s a powerful testimony to how we can re-enter ANY time in His life here on Earth and be with Him. Especially the hours of His Passion.

She began, “It was a while ago, but I told Him I would keep Him company in the prison before His crucifixion. And I could see Him clearly. He was sitting on a kind of cold slab. The soldiers didn’t see me, and they were taunting Him. I sat so close to Him and put my arms around Him, and His head was bent some. I could sense He was suffering so much, in a lot of pain; they must have beaten Him all the more.

“He just had me stay there with Him with my arms around Him holding Him close to me, trying to comfort Him as best I could. It wasn’t a long vision. Just enough that I was glad that I could afford Him some consolation. I don’t even think we spoke any words, because we really didn’t need to. We just had to be close to each other, and I just had to hold Him.”

The email continued, “Jesus said once to Gabrielle Bossis, in the book ‘He and I‘, “Visit Me in My day...” Since He sees Time all in one glance, you can be with Him in Gethsemane, which He really, really loves. I’ve been there, too, with Him—holding Him as I know others have. And this is for just everyone to do!

“So, don’t hesitate to just go back in His time in your imagination, this gift that He gave us, (our imaginations) that we can be with Him in any way that we can imagine. And He just feels everything for real. For instance, He said (again, this is from the book ‘He and I’) “Take My hand, Gabrielle. Come be with Me in the Garden as if it’s that very night. Even though I am God, I am very distressed, and your presence is comforting to Me. Oh, how I need the presence of My loved ones around Me!’”

“How wonderful it is that He allows us to touch Him this way! It is so sweet to let us know that WE are a balm and comfort to Him—just as He is to us. How precious is this Love He gives us— to cherish and hold in return! There are just are no words…”

If we love Jesus with all our heart He will not allow the enemy to deceive us

Maybe you are sceptical about the visits to Heaven that some are experiencing nowadays during their personal, daily Lord’s Supper? This is of God! The enemy would never have anything to do with something that brings us so very much closer to Jesus and strengthens our faith.

First of all, in our individual Lord’s Suppers we spend time in worship, then we search our hearts in depth, and repent of all known sin before we begin our Communion. We know that imagination is a gift we have all been given. We think prayerfully about Jesus, longing to see Him, and the Holy Spirit does the rest. Our hearts are His, our will is His, and there is nothing coming between us and our Lord. He will never allow us to make a mistake.

In June 2017, I was rushed to hospital by ambulance in the middle of the night. I had to have an emergency operation; they told me later that I could have died. My fellow prayer warriors were in prayer for me. As I thought about Jesus, loving Him in my heart, I saw Him come and sit on my hospital bed day after day, looking lovingly at me. Oh, those eyes of love and compassion… I’m lost for words.

Jesus is still suffering today

Abortion is breaking His heart. He feels the excruciating pain of babies who are literally torn limb from limb in their mothers’ womb. Those who survive an attempted abortion are given no medical attention whatsoever and are left to die in agony in a bucket. Their cries must be heartbreaking to hear. Jesus knows what those babies were destined to be. Furthermore, He sees the sons and daughters who would have been born to them, and that their destinies had been denied them too. His tender heart is utterly broken.

The barbaric trafficking of young children, who die very soon from their horrendous internal injuries, is also breaking the heart of our Lord.

Jesus also weeps over the terror and excruciating pain of the many victims of satanic sacrifice, kept in the dark for days on end and given no food. Then they are tortured prior to being murdered and offered in sacrifice to Satan.

Likewise, Jesus grieves over the victims of domestic violence… over the murderers… over the suffering of the homeless and starving… over the extortioners and the drug addicts… the list is endless. Yes, without a shadow of a doubt Jesus is still suffering today; He longs for us to console Him and has told us so.

Notes from So Greatly Loved

‘Let Your Pain Touch My Pain’

This beautiful song, referred to in one of the testimonies, was written by Ezekiel du Bois:

Echoes in my mind, mirrors back in Time. Spirits yet entwined, softly speaking. Embers in my soul, layers yet unfold, Hearts are open wide calling Your name.

Let your pain touch My pain.

Let your wounds touch My wounded heart. Let your dying touch My dying.

Let your pain touch My pain.

Let your wounds touch My wounded heart. Let your dying touch My dying.

And be healed.

Passions fall away, living for today.

Garden filled with grace quietly waiting. Banquet of your love, flowing from your side. Marriage bed of suffering for Your Bride.

Let your pain touch My pain.

Let your wounds touch My wounded heart. Let your dying touch My dying.

Let your pain touch My pain.

Let your wounds touch My wounded heart. Let your dying touch My dying.

And be healed.

Let Your pain touch My pain.

Let your wounds touch My wounded heart. Let your dying touch My dying.

Let your pain touch My pain.

Let your wounds touch My wounded heart.

Let your dying touch My dying.

And be healed. And be healed. And be healed.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

He and I’

This book, which is referred to above and is one of my own favourite books, is the Journal written by Gabrielle Bossis (1874-1950) in which she shared her own personal experiences with Jesus. She was a French Catholic, and a successful career woman, who had an exceptionally close walk with Jesus. Her frequent encounters with Him are beautifully recorded in this inspiring book; it frequently sells out at Amazon. French speakers may be interested to know that ‘He and I’ is available in the original French, ‘Lui et Moi.’

Intel Update: Potentially A Most Serious Situation

We must pray against the arming of Biological Weapons with Dead Man’s Switch.

Lord, we know that You control all things and we Trust in You. Please help us to pray faithfully, fast as You lead us, and give offerings willingly to cooperate in disabling this latest threat to our country and our whole world. Amen.

Our Intel source has sent an alert to us, and we at Heart Dwellers are issuing a call to prayer, offering, and fasting. This is a potentially most serious situation.

Apparently, “a ‘dead man’s switch’ is a switch that is designed to be activated if the human operator becomes incapacitated, such as through death, loss of consciousness, or being bodily removed from control. On a simple level, for instance, if you passed out or had a heart attack while you were running your riding lawn mower, it would stop—instead of plowing on in spite of you. Though originally applied to switches on a vehicle or machine, it has since come to be used to describe other intangible uses, like in computer software.”

Our Intel Source explained in his letter to us: “In the world of computers and the devices they are programmed to operate, the concept of a dead man’s switch is that it is activated by inaction. For example, if a password is entered daily, the switch remains off. But if no one enters the password, the switch is then activated — and whatever the device or weapon the program is holding back is then released.”

He continued, “There are three such Dead Man’s switches here in the US that are monitoring bio-weapons. These weapons have been placed near the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, MD area, Sacramento, CA, and Seattle, WA.

“These bio-weapons, once released, would cause China to launch nukes on these areas and then blame Russia (who has nothing to do with this) so the ‘clay feet’ can begin WWIII and avoid their arrest. All of this will plan out in the next 6-7 weeks.”

Easter is at the end of 7 weeks from the time we received this.

Our Source finished the letter, “We should pray against this every single day and ask God to reveal the locations of these devices, along with the ability and the wisdom to disarm them. And of course, that they will not go off.

“If one of these switches goes off, millions of people will die. President Trump is trying to take out the ‘clay feet’ without these bio-weapons going off. And our prayers will help make a great difference.”

So, let us all rise up for the Kingdom again, dear Heart Dwellers, and join our petitions to the Father’s will. As Jesus has asked us to ask Him: pray for More Time, More Grace, More Mercy, Father – until the very last moment You are able to give us to help gather in Your Children. Amen

Note from So Greatly Loved

As a Heart Dweller, and member of our Still Small Voice Prayer Warrior team, I have seen on a number of occasions over the last few years how committed intercession with fasting has turned dire situations around and the impossible has become possible as our Heavenly Father was moved by our tears. There are millions of intercessors who are praying into this horrendous threat to the world. Please pray along with us. The future of our children and grandchildren is at stake.