March 17, 2004
By MariaMaria #654 CM/FM 3460 3/03
1. God bless you for your faithfulness to activate the world! Activated is growing and spreading to new languages, new countries, and new people, with a grand total of 40‚599 subscriptions received to date! Those tens of thousands of lives have been changed forever, and Heaven only knows how they've changed the world and will continue to do so. Praise the Lord!
2. Here's some commendation from our dear Husband for you who have gotten behind the Activated program and played such a part in its success.
Rewards That Will Rock Your World
3. (Jesus speaking:) I'm very proud of My Family who have taken up the challenge and answered the call of Activated! I know how difficult it is to get started and how much faith it takes to trust that Activated is the way that I'm leading‚ and that I will supply abundantly through it and bless those who obey. It's a leap of faith, forsaking the old and grabbing ahold of the new. It's as if the Family is leaping over a deep drop, from one precipice to the other, leaving the old behind and jumping over to the new, and it takes a little time for them to get their footing. At first it's difficult and doesn't seem to be bearing so much fruit, but as they continue I bless them in ways that are worth every sacrifice.
4. I know that choosing to push and promote Activated is a giant leap of faith, and I am proud of each Family member and Home that has chosen to obey My call‚ despite the fears, despite the Enemy's doubts, despite the effort and hard work. Pushing Activated takes a lot of patience, faith, and obedience, and a lot of hard work and elbow grease. I know what it costs, and those who have taken the plunge are highly honored in Heaven—by Me, by all of the angels, and by every member of the host of Heaven.
5. It's like any new program, push, or initiative—it takes time. At first it's new and foreign, but after a while it becomes a part of your everyday life. Those Family members and Homes who have embraced the Activated vision have made it a part of their lives; it's now something they wouldn't dream of living without! They've seen the benefits and the fruit, and they're sold on its effectiveness.
6. Activated is My will and My vision for this era, so I will make it work, I will cause it to bring forth fruit, I will pay the bills, and I will care for My Own. It takes stepping out and trusting that I will support you and not let you down, and those who have taken such steps have, in time, seen Me work mightier miracles in their lives than ever before. When you're putting Me first and doing My will, you can't fail. It's impossible to fail when I'm blessing you for your obedience!
7. My vanguards of Activated warriors‚ those who are leading the way with this vision, are champions in My eyes, feeding My sheep, selling subscriptions‚ and getting out My wonderful words of truth through Activated. The End will not come until I have saturated the globe with as much of My truth as is possible. I'm using you, My Activated messengers, to help do this job for Me, and this is your day to shine My light into every corner of the Earth. Only when this, My greatest desire, is fulfilled, will the End come.
8. You—those who are winning the world‚ those who are reaching the lost, those who are giving out My Activated truth—are the ones that I'm counting on. All of the prophets and men of faith throughout the ages have dreamed of this day, of being a part of the great wave of truth that will sweep the Earth! But it was not given unto them but unto you‚ My children of David, to fulfill My dream and usher in the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. The angels and all of the host of Heaven, including the prophets and men of faith from times past, stand ready to aid you and support you in the spirit. There is no limit to the help that is available to you in your mission to activate the world!
9. You who are getting out Activated and really making it happen are fulfilling My deepest desires, My wishes, My will‚ and there is nothing that pleases Me more. No one else in the world has had the heritage of faith that I have given you, so I'm depending on you to do the job. I'm proud of you, and I need you to continue in faithfulness and obedience to My call. Time is short, the End is fast approaching, and I will not be satisfied until My Gospel is preached in all the world, to all peoples, and to every nation.
10. Activated is going to reach millions‚ and I'm proud of you and thankful for you, My messenger boys and girls! You will not just receive a meager salary for your efforts like some worldly bosses would give, but for your exemplary performance you will receive rewards greater than your mind can fathom‚ larger than you can imagine, more perfect than you would ever dream possible! Everything that I have to give will be yours in gratitude for all you've done for Me. Expressing My thanks and appreciation for you, My Activated messengers, is impossible with human words, but when you arrive here you will know and be dumbfounded by the magnitude and abundance of My gratitude.
11. I promise you a generous salary, unbelievable overtime pay, bonuses that will rock your world, and a permanent promotion that will last forever! Your Boss, Jesus. (End of message from Jesus.)
Live the Activated Lifestyle!
12. (Mama:) Next, the Lord has some counsel for those who haven't gotten into the Activated push as much as they could have or should have. It's a reminder to all of us that Activated is more than a program‚ push or publication—it should be a way of life!
13. (Jesus speaking:) Activated isn't just a new ministry or way to get out My message. It isn't just the latest fad or distribution tool. Activated is a lifestyle! It's the lifestyle of feeding the sheep and bringing them into the folds.
14. This is a new day, and Activated is the new way for this new day! You can't be fully in My will as a missionary on the field if you aren't pushing Activated as much as you can. Fruit that remains is very important, because that's the kind of fruit that will help you bear more fruit. That's what Activated does; it feeds those who can and will become disciples, friends, supporters and protectors, and who will help others do the same.
15. I've spoken a lot about Activated and its need in the Family right now, the purpose for it‚ and why it's imperative that My Endtime Church get behind it fully—not just get behind it in spirit and support the idea, but also get behind it in deed by collecting subscriptions, doing follow-up‚ and cultivating a local church. But even after all the pleadings, all the encouragement, all the inspiration and direction from My Word‚ there are still some who aren't jumping in with both feet.
16. There's hardly anyone in the Family who doesn't think that Activated is good and who doesn't support it in spirit, but a fair number of dedicated missionaries haven't yet become doers of the Word. That ought not to be! You who are not putting this into practice in your lives are going to miss out and get left behind. It's as simple as that. The Family is moving forward, and you must move with it.
17. Why are there those who aren't getting into this new wave? Why are some areas and Homes that should be shiners in Activated not living up to their full potential? There are many reasons‚ and each situation is unique, but the main reason is that some folks just don't have a vision for tomorrow, for what the future holds and for what things could be like if they worked toward it. They have their nose so close to the trees, they can't see the forest for the life of them! This is very sad, because it keeps people living and struggling simply for today, when if they would break out, I would lead them in a path that would totally change their future for the good.
18. I understand that life is a daily struggle, but don't you believe that I am the great God of the universe Who can supply all your needs and more than bountifully reward you for following Me? Some people have lost the sure faith that if they step out, I will be there to meet them. They want security and something to be "sure" of.
19. Where is your radical faith in My Word? Where is the spirit of the first disciples, all of you who pioneered the world and went into cities and countries without anything‚ and yet I supplied? I haven't failed you yet, and I never will! So if you're struggling and barely making it financially and that's what's holding you back from getting Activated subscriptions and following up on your sheep‚ why not step out and see Me meet you and catapult you into realms you never knew before! Do you believe that I can? Why not live it!
20. Activated is fairly new, and many people have their ministries or ways of doing things and don't feel they can get into it as an additional ministry. That's where they've got it wrong! Activated isn't a new ministry, it's a lifestyle—My Endtime missionary lifestyle! To get on board with Activated you don't have to drop everything you're doing to go out and only sell subscriptions every day. Getting activated is making Activated a part of your life—feeding the sheep‚ cultivating a church, winning Active members and disciples, and of course getting subscriptions to the Activated magazine.
21. There are hundreds of Homes and thousands of adults in the Family today, but where are the subscriptions to match all those dedicated missionaries? Some Homes are doing their part, and you can see those Homes on the Activated shiner's chart. But there are so many more of you who can and should be doing your part! In the GN "Heading into 2002," My king and queen challenged each Family member to get just one subscription every couple of months, or a total of six subscriptions to Activated a year. Are you striving to meet that goal?
22. You don't necessarily have to reach that goal—it's not a quota—but you do need to be concerned about it, desperate to do your part, thinking about it, talking about it, and most of all, doing it! And if there isn't Activated in your country‚ in your language, you can pray fervently for those who do have Activated in their countries. Or if you're in a rich western country, have people sponsor Activated mags for the hungry and needy elsewhere. The Word is our message; what are you doing to get it out?
23. Something else that is a terrible roadblock to getting out Activated is the "it can't be done" spirit. This is the attitude that it's too hard to get subscriptions in your country, that the economic situation is just too tough, and to ask people to subscribe to a magazine would just be too hard. You reason that there aren't enough people out there who would be interested in something like that and it just won't work in your country.
24. I want to tell you right now that that's a lie of the Enemy! Why are you listening to him when I'm telling you it can be done? There are millions of people in every country of the world, and many of these—many more than you could ever reach—are searching for Me. These people need My Word! Will you give it to them? Specifically, these people need Activated! Will you share it with them?
25. Cast that "can't be done" spirit right out of your midst! Rebuke Apotheon and his foul imps, who try to stop you from getting activated or to hold you back if you have started. Shake loose and let My gold roll throughout all the Earth!
26. Share Activated! Get Activated! Do Activated! Be Activated! Live Activated! Dream Activated! Minister Activated! Distribute Activated! Go Activated! Walk Activated! Talk Activated! Envision Activated! Give Activated! Teach Activated! Motivate Activated! Activate Activated! (End of message from Jesus)
Don't Be Left Behind!
27. (Mama: ) In this last message the Lord passes on a sober warning to those who fail to get activated, accompanied by some wonderful promises to those who do. But this is more than counsel on Activated; it contains principles on obeying the Lord's leading that we can apply to every area of our lives. When we obey Him and abide in Him, He abides in us and we bring forth much fruit! His sap keeps flowing and we keep going and His work continues growing!
28. (Jesus speaking:) If people are not getting behind Activated, eventually they will dry up and become like the Old Church. Activated is where I am leading‚ and is where the sap of My strength and Spirit is flowing. If some of My branches are not becoming activated, they will simply lose the fresh flow of My Spirit and will be subsisting on the old flow, last year's sap. Though they will bear a little fruit‚ they will not bear the vibrant, new, dedicated, on-fire babes that the new sap will produce.
29. I am constantly pruning and purging My vine, and many of those who do not receive and implement the new sap will simply dry up and fall off the vine. Like David in "The Hamburger Boat Dream," I'm moving on to the light of a brighter day‚ and those who want to follow can follow. But those who don't follow will simply fall behind because of their own inertia and refusal to follow for whatever reason. They will be left as part of the Old Church, as part of the way things used to be.
30. But those of My new brides who love Me enough to follow wherever I lead will be those who walk with Me through Great Tribulation, and whom I will mightily anoint and empower with the breath of My Spirit! Why? Because they have followed Me‚ therefore they will have the spirit of today, not the spirit of yesterday and the way things used to be done.
31. This is important, because to forge today's victories and reap today's fields you must have today's tools. Why stick with an ax or a saw when you can use a chainsaw‚ and why reap the fields with a sickle or scythe when you can jump into a combine harvester? Grab the tools that can do the job best!
32. Those who are activating and getting activated are those whose lifeblood flowing through their spiritual veins is My new spirit for today. Those who are not getting activated are simply setting themselves up to be left behind, and will eventually harden and crust into the Old Church, doing a little here and there, but for the most part slipping into the woodwork of the old.
33. Those who don't follow Activated will fall off the vine of their own accord, their own lack of initiative, their own lack of sap. Those who do follow Activated will burst forth with new buds of a new day! They will blossom bright and glorious and will bear fruit, some thirty-fold, some fifty-fold, and some a hundredfold! And their fruit will take care of them and will give them sustenance.
34. So if you want to be part of the new, if you want to follow Me to the ends of the Earth, if you want the full firepower of My Spirit‚ if you want to be able to rout the Enemy and defeat him, if you want to have the love and spirit that conquers all, then come, follow Me into the harvest field so white, where you will become an efficient and effective reaping machine bringing in the grain with all that is within you! Look, I'm already there—reaping, and reaping, and reaping! Come, follow Me, and I will make you reapers of men!
35. The Family and Activated will become known as one and the same. Those who are true disciples will be activated in some way, whether it is through pushing the Activated program, feeding the sheep and following up on them, or somehow doing their utmost to build and enlarge My Endtime church of the Family! I have called you to bear much fruit for My Kingdom, and to feed and nurture that new fruit, those new believers, to the point that they can go out and bear much fruit too. That is how you will build and enlarge My Church. True disciples will be these activated builders, whereas those who are not truly interested in building My Church, enlarging My Kingdom, will not find it within themselves to remain true disciples. They will fall behind and eventually fall away.
36. I have given the Family plenty of time, but now I'm taking the light and moving on. Whosoever will, may come! But if those who were invited do not come, then I will send My servants out into the highways and byways and invite in whosoever will, so that My feast may be full!
37. I have a work to do on this Endtime Earth, and if those who were invited will not do it, I will raise up the stones of the earth to fulfill My will, and it shall be done! Those who follow Me in this time of choice will be known by Me as those who love Me most, for they were willing to follow Me whithersoever I go. These are they who love Me most—those who are willing to do My will.
38. Thank you, My loves, for being My ardent Bride, following where I say to follow. Great is your reward in Heaven, where you will sit with Me in My House! (End of message from Jesus.)
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