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The True Heart Of God 

I was recently thinking about the end times and the great Tribulation that is coming upon the world and was imagining the carnage that is about to ensue upon the world. I was imagining the very end when Jesus returns and His bride is caught up with Him and they witness the end of the world and its inhabitants.  I don’t know about you but this doesn’t fill me with peace whatsoever.  I can’t imagine the grief and the heartache I will feel watching this unfold.  On one hand going to be with Jesus forever and having no more fleshly body and receiving our new Heavenly body is such an awesome feat, but at the same time my heart is that all are saved and no one should perish.  I know that this is also the heart of God, but as I was pondering this I wondered how I would really feel toward God watching Him destroy the world and its remaining inhabitants, and casting those who have not accepted Jesus into the lake of fire with the devil and his demons.  People can white-wash it all they like and say that the devil is doing it, and God plays no part in this, but at this point when the absolute end comes (when this earth is taken away) the devil is defeated and cast in the Lake of fire and God is the one who pulls the plug.  I can understand why there are people who believe that God exists but want nothing to do with Him because they believe He is heartless.  On the surface it appears this is the case, but this of course is not a true reflection of God and who He truly is. As a Christian I have experienced the love of God and I love Him dearly, but in saying that I have to be honest and say I still can’t entirely get my head around the fact that this beautiful loving God who wants the best for me, is able to make the call to destroy sin, His creation and all its inhabitants because it has become an abomination.  As a loving caring person myself I can’t comprehend it and it is a side of God I struggle with, but ultimately have to choose to accept.

There are many questions I have asked Him in regard to this and He has happily revealed much mystery to me – one of which is why He created the world in the first place knowing full well Adam and Eve would sin and all these events would unfold.  Below is what He told me personally and it really helped me ~ 

When He made the world it had to be created with an opposing force, i.e., Light and dark, Good and evil, Positive and negative.  I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things’ (Isaiah 45:7, NKJV). Those who understand science know that the world cannot exist without this.  It is the natural law of physics and the natural law of nature.  The third Heaven where God lives is light.  Hell (under the earth) is dark and the earth is separated into both light and dark. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day (Genesis 1:4-5, KJV). God has created for us a New Heaven and New Earth (which are both light) and will come down from Heaven to this earth when Jesus returns and the first Heaven and this earth has passed away. And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 1:1-8, KJV).  The darkness will no longer coexist on earth with the light, but will both still be in existence to maintain the balance. Heaven itself will invade the earth removing the darkness and in its place will be a new Heaven and new earth that coexist together in Harmony and light.

Interestingly the Bible tells us that the new earth will have no night and no sun. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever (Revelation 22:5, KJV). 

The new earth that is being created is all light and the old earth that we currently live in is half-light and half dark?  This was not always so.  When it was first created it was dark and God spoke His light into the darkness then divided it into two. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness (Genesis 1:2-4, KJV). The parallel between the light being separated from the dark represents God removing sin and darkness from man – the earthen vessel. God gives to every man and woman the choice to choose between good and evil. God wants to remove all darkness from us. In the beginning God gave Adam and Eve all the fruit of the trees to eat except for the tree of ‘knowledge of good and evil.’  He warned them that if they ate from this tree they would surely die.  The serpent tricked them by twisting what God had said, making them think they would not die and that God just wanted to keep something good (the fruit) from them, saying, "God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."  In ignorance Adam and Eve fell into disobedience and ate of the tree.  Ignorance is also classed as a sin. And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering (Numbers 15:27, KJV). Adam and Eve had to be tempted with the tree of knowledge of 'good and evil', because where there is knowledge, there is no ignorance. Ignorance is the one sin that always was and had to be outworked. The word ignorance in Hebrew is Shegagah and means 1) sin of error or inadvertence, inadvertent sin 1a) error, unawares. The word ignorant in Greek is Agnoeo and means 1) To be ignorant, not to know 2) not to understand, unknown 3) to err or sin through mistake, to be wrong. Unless ignorance was exposed it would always be there to tempt man into sin.  Without knowledge of good and evil how would one know if what they did was right or wrong. God has always known right from wrong and couldn’t have ignored it if man entered into sin unawares. Even if God gave Adam and Eve the knowledge of good and evil in the beginning they would still have been ignorant to the consequences of disobedience and many other things. Our choice to choose God and turn away from sin means we have to understand the difference and see the consequences of sin to avoid it in the future. We learn by that which we suffer. Eating from the tree of knowledge of ‘good and evil’ opened their eyes. God kept this fruit from them to protect them from knowing evil for as long as He could.  Evil and darkness were already in the world as satan became the god of this world when he was cast out of heaven.  Adam and Eve now knew the difference between right and wrong. Their choice to eat of this tree enabled curses to enter the world because they were disobedient and did what God warned them not to do. The whole of creation has been outworking the sin of Adam and Eve ever since.  God cannot violate free will which is the choice to choose.  He has to lay all the cards out on the table and allow us to choose. He is bringing man back to the original creation before the fall by removing the world from man, but the difference is man will have knowledge and no longer be tempted to choose evil over good because they will know the consequences of sin and no longer be ignorant. Ignorance kept Adam and Eves eyes and ears blinded. Ignorance enabled the devil to trick them. Every man and woman will have the wholeness of the Holy Spirit in him/her and see as God sees.  No one will want to bring darkness back into the new creation which is why the Bible finishes with the return of Jesus and the rapture of His bride.  There is no other chapters.  There is no more sin and entering into rinse and repeat to start this entire thing from beginning to end again. This is for eternity. God knew the beginning from the end and this was His ultimate plan the entire time.  Was it flawed?  Absolutely not. If it was not done this way the world would not have the knowledge of the consequences of their choices between good and evil.  Ignorance would have always been a thorn in God’s creation making it impossible to live in the New Heaven and New Earth without sin.  God had to design it this way to achieve the end goal of perfection. The amazing thing in this, is that God turned that sin of eating from the tree of knowledge into His gain. Through knowledge we can now defeat sin and evil. What the devil used for harm God used for good. Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices (2 Corinthians 2:11, KJV). 

 Another thing I understood about God is that He is so pure and so filled with light that He cannot even stand to look at sin and evil which is why He has to destroy it.  I also understood that He is fair, slow to anger and so full of love for His creation that He has done everything He has done to save as many as He can. Even after this I was still however struggling with thinking about God and how I will feel when I see it all come to pass. Would I think differently of Him when it is right in front of me.  He spoke to me in that moment and said to me, “I would like you to write an article about Me – I want to share My heart with you. It will capture the true essence of the heart of God and My point of view on what is to come.”  I agreed and sat before Him.  As I started writing I felt very sad and believe this is what God was feeling as He spoke.  Even afterwards as I was writing what I heard I still felt sad and heavy.  I believe this is a very heavy burden God is carrying but it started to lift off me when I neared the end.  

This is what I heard: - “I am God.  I am the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three in one.  I made myself three persons in one so My children if unable to identify with all three parts of Us can at least identify and establish a connection with one of us. Connecting with the Father before the Son enables the Father to send the Son.  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6:44, KJV). Connecting with the Son enables the connection between you and the Father to become established.  Without the Son there is no connection between you and the Father. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:16, KJV). This is the first thing I establish in My children.  If they reject Me (turn away) after knowing Me then I have no choice but to remove myself from them as I cannot violate freewill, but until they have known Me and turned away from Me, I will draw them unto Myself always. I will send people their way to teach them of Me. I do all I can to turn their hearts from their wicked ways and back to Me.  My heart is for all of My children and for all of My creation but My creation has turned against Me and against itself.  I grieve. I gave man free-will which is the freedom to choose and the majority does not choose Me, but yet I still choose to want to save them.  I give warnings, there is much teachings of Me but still man loves his own wickedness and wants to be fiercely independent without the need for a Saviour. Man is self-serving and wants what is best to suit only himself and his needs.  I have everything mankind needs but they reject Me.  They do not want Me, or they want only the parts of Me that suit.  They think they don’t need Me. I have no choice but to destroy that which I created as it has become an abomination to Me. I want to bring man back to the original design I created but with the knowledge of sin and its consequences. There first had to be an outworking before this could be done. Sin had a purpose and now it has outworked its purpose I am going to remove it. I have made every provision and every opportunity for man to be saved.  Before the end comes, the gospel will be preached in all the world.  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come (Matthew 24:14, KJV). Those who reject My word will be destroyed with the world. How do I feel about this? I weep for those who will be lost. My children will weep for those who will be lost. After this there will be no more tears for I will cause you to remember no more the pain and the horror, for I will take it away.  Does this mean you will forget the events?  No, but I will heal the pain. Pray for your loved ones so none will be lost.  I will not harden any hearts in this time – each will be saved or not saved through his or her own choice to choose Me. Understanding Me and the choices I have to make will help to bring understanding and forgiveness to those who have hardened their hearts toward Me. It causes Me great pain and anguish to do what I have to do, but if I did not do this the world would extinguish itself and lose sight of My light.  There would be no coming back from this and the world would perish and no flesh would be saved. All I have created would be lost. This turn of events is written and is how it has to be. You cannot stop this but you can make a difference between how many souls are saved and how many are not.

I have taken My Saints through a great refining in preparation for this.  I am removing the world from My Bride so when the world is judged My bride will not be touched.  I have given them the fruit of endurance so they can remain strong and be a light to those who are weak and failing.  These ones know what it is to endure through the trials and tribulations.  These ones will have a testimony of My goodness which will enable them to cling to the promises and endure until I gather them unto Me. They will help others do the same through their testimonies and these testimonies will mean the difference between life and death for many. Endurance is the best fruit I have given you right now as this will see you through until the end when I return.  Many times you wanted to give up, but it was My gift of strength and endurance that you didn’t.” (Interestingly a prophetess had recently released a word about how God had given a gift of endurance to His saints as He was teaching them to endure and be strengthened in Him to "go the distance" and move forward in longevity, and to run empowered by the Spirit into all that He has for them and their destiny stronger than ever and without hindrance. After I read this I decided to do a study on endurance and found that the word ‘patience’ was also a synonym for endurance. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience (James 1:3, KJV). The word patience here in Greek is Hupomone and means The characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings. What came to me when I was doing this study was that God is trying our faith and those who remain firm through their trials will be chosen by God to carry more of His light and power in the end during the great tribulation because He can trust their endurance.  These ones will help the ones whose faith is wavering.  I believe that a lot of the suffering the Bride of Christ is currently going through is in preparation for the end.

He continued, “My ways are not your ways but what I have in store for you, (for those who believe in My name) when the New Heaven and New Earth come will far surpass anything you could ever possibly ask or imagine. There is only light and no darkness.  There is no pain, only joy.  There is no fear, only peace.  There is no hate, only love. There is no sickness, only fullness of health. It is the ultimate oasis of blessing that I have for you and for all those who choose to live with Me in My Kingdom. The end and what is to come is a great and terrible day but the beginning of what is to come after the end is great. I have to look at the end result and focus on this and this is that you need to do too. Focus not on what is bad, but what is good. Be prepared and ready and never stop seeing Me as a God who loves you and has an oasis for you.  This is the ultimate end goal to all who choose Me.  I abhor sin, I abhor evil. It has no part in Me. This was the only way to remove its influence from the world I created.  The earth and all its creation just had to outwork the sin of ignorance and disobedience and all its consequences before it could turn away for good from those things that are not of Me.”

 He then asked me if this had opened the eyes of my understanding.  I replied ‘Yes, absolutely it had’.  ‘I pray that it also opens the eyes of your understanding too in Jesus name’.

What I learned from writing this is that the plan God had for mankind was written from the beginning and He used the best possible way for mankind to live in absolute peace, health and harmony whilst still giving us free will to choose good or evil.  Evil has to exist as this is the law of nature and God had to find a way to allow evil to overplay itself so that we would hate it as He hates it and it could be cast out of His entire Kingdom.  He has given us every opportunity to choose to enter His Kingdom with Him and choose life over death.  When the trials come what will you choose?  Will you see the true heart of God and continue to trust in Him or will you harden your heart to Him and see only what the devil wants you to see? 

(PRAYER) – “Thank You Lord God that Your ways are higher than our ways. I am sorry if I hardened my heart toward You and saw You as anything other than good. I ask to see You only through Your eyes and never through the eyes of deception or misunderstanding.  Thank You that You had a plan for all of creation before the beginning of time and You orchestrated this plan so that we could enter Your New Heaven and New Earth without any hidden areas that may tempt us to sin. You made sure that You removed everything that could interfere with us having a wholesome perfect existence with You.  Thank You for the knowledge that is used for our gain, and that You turned to good what the devil meant for harm. Thank You that You give us free will – the freedom and choice to choose between Your way and the worlds way.  The road to God has been narrow but You have been there with Me the whole way – leading and guiding Me.  You are my light. I pray that the fullness of Your light in me would be a light to those who are flailing in the darkness.  Thank You for the gift of endurance so that I would not be swerved from my purpose and faith in You even by the greatest trials and suffering. Help me to see You and see Your true heart no matter the trial or tribulation.  Help me to reveal the true heart of God to the world.  In Jesus name, Amen.”

By Tania Francis