CHAPTER 10 – HOW MANY CHRISTIANS ARE ASKING GOD “WHAT HE IS DOING?” and “WHAT HE WANTS THEM TO BE DOING WITH HIM in HIS KINGDOM?”

© God is a “show off God!” He loves to show you Who He is and what He can do, and what He will do for you.

I do not know if you know this or not, BUT God is a “show off God!” And I say this in a “loving and caring” way. He loves to show you Who He is and what He can do, and what He will do for you. He does this so we will come to trust, love, worship, and serve Him.
Jeremiah 33:2-3 Thus says the Lord Who made [the earth], the Lord Who formed it to establish it–the Lord is His name: 3Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know ({BOTH spiritual and physical things that you} do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). AMP
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there {the captivity of your trials} you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you [truly] seek Him with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life. AMP

And what will God reveal to you? He will reveal that through the process of your lifelong sanctification, you will learn to trust Him, His Word, and His Spirit for His truth giving you the right direction of your life resulting in eternal VICTORY with Him in His Kingdom.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. 12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. 13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. [Deut 4:29-30.] 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will release you from captivity…… {of your sins.} AMP
Titus 1:2 {We are} [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began. AMP
Luke 11:9-10 So I {Jesus Christ} say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened. AMP

What is God the Holy Spirit going to have to do to get our attention for us to worship and serve Him in spirit and truth? What is He going to have to do to get us to stop walking with one foot in the world and the other foot “maybe” in the Kingdom of God as did six out of the seven lampstands/churches in Revelation chapters two and three? Only the Church of Philadelphia is a model of the Bride Church of Christ.
Revelation 3:10 {To the church in Philadelphia} Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the lesson of My patience with the expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) {you will be raptured/taken up to heaven} which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth. AMP

Recently, God the Holy Spirit reminded me of a Scripture whereby He is shaking the entire universe – the heavens and the earth. This shaking is of the SAME principle and intensity as the process of removing the dross/scum to refine gold and silver – a process that has to go through high intense heat to produce a product of superb quality. This shaking and refining of Christ’s children produces a refined product that God the Holy Spirit can easily mold and work with. Scripture clearly states that God will bring about this shaking and His refining of those in His Kingdom before Christ’s Second Coming.
Hebrews 12:26-29 Then [at Mount Sinai] His {God’s} voice shook the earth, but now He has given a promise: Yet once more I will shake and make tremble not only the earth but also the [starry] heavens. [Hag 2:6.] 27Now this expression, Yet once more, indicates the final removal and transformation of all [that can be] shaken–that is, of that which has been created–in order that what cannot be shaken may remain and continue. [Ps 102:26.] 28Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly fear and awe; 29For our God [is indeed] a consuming fire. [Deut 4:24.] AMP
Malachi 3:2-3 But who can endure the day of His {Christ’s Second} coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; [Rev 6:12-17.] 3He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the {His adopted children} priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness. AMP
Revelation 1:6 And {Jesus Christ} formed us {His adopted children} into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father–to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it). [Ex 19:6; Isa 61:6.] AMP

Who is God the Holy Spirit shaking, refining, and purifying?
Isa 48:10 Behold, I have refined you {Christian}, but not as silver; I have tried and chosen {refining and shaking} you in the furnace of affliction {Daniel 3:1-30}. AMP
Daniel 12:10 Many {Christians} shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be tried, smelted, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but the teachers {of the Gospel message} and those who are wise {soul winners} shall understand. [Dan 11:33-35.] AMP
Proverbs 17:3 Silver and gold are purified by fire, but God purifies hearts. TLB

All of the things that are happening around the world are for God’s purpose of preparing Christ’s Bride Church to be holy and righteous – a glorious virgin – for His Second Coming.
Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, 27That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless]. AMP

God’s ultimate plan and goal in all of this shaking, refining, and purifying is for as many Saints and sinners as possible to be eternally saved.
Deuteronomy 13:3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being. AMP
1 Peter 1:3-9 Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 [Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God’s power through [your] faith [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. 6 [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, 7 So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound{/produces a beneficial result} to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed one) is revealed. 8 Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious (triumphant, heavenly) joy. 9[At the same time] you receive the result (outcome, consummation) of your faith, the salvation of your souls. AMP

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