Do not Play with the Word of God – Live It
(Deny Self, Take up your Cross and Follow Christ)
This is what the Sovereign Lord says,
“It is written that the holy Scriptures are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus, and that all
Scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training In righteousness. Why? So that the man
or woman of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:15-17). It is written, that you should love the
Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind. My people in the wilderness were chosen out of all the nations
to be My treasured possession, a kingdom of priests, a holy nation. But they were a stiff-necked people who stayed at a
distance from Me. Out of that rebellious generation, only Joshua and Caleb followed Me wholeheartedly and only they entered
the promised land. Why? Because they had a different Spirit than the rest.
“Paul wrote that if anyone does not love the Lord a curse be on him (1 Corinthians 16:21-22). The true Church, the Body of
Christ are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, belonging to God (1 Peter 2 and Revelation 1). Heaven and
earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. Selah (think about this).
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, He was with God in the beginning. So I ask
you, why do so few of you read the Word of God? Many are addicted to listening to others who preach about My Word, yet they
themselves are addicted to the sound of their own voices but are deaf and mute to the voice of God, the voice of the Holy
Spirit (Amos 8:11). Many have become fat on lies, deceit and deception following deceiving spirits and things taught by
demons (1 Timothy 4:1). They have abandoned the faith they should have abided in. My Spirit will not contend with man forever
and Jesus will not return for a messy Church, but one that is holy, cleansed by the washing with water through the Word, a
radiant Church without stain, wrinkle or any other blemish, holy and blameless (Revelation 19:13 and Ephesians 5).
“Do not be deceived, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Blessed are those
who wash their robes that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter through the gates into the city of the
living God. Write this down as something to remember and make it known to others. When you see the people of the Spirit
coming together with the people of the Word, it shall come to pass in the fullness of time there will be unity of the Spirit
and of the truth. They will become one in Spirit and one in truth. This is a sign and a wonder. Those who choose to continue
to wallow in the mud of self-satisfaction and self-gratification without true thought or consideration to My Word of truth or
the Spirit of truth may discover to their loss, that I have removed their lampstand and blotted their names out of the Book of
Life (Revelation 1:20, Revelation 2:5 and Revelation 3,5).
“My Word, the only true Word makes it very plain. Go and make disciples of all nations and teach them to obey all that I have
commanded. A true disciple will deny self, take up his or her cross and follow Me (Matthew 16:24-25). If your life or the lives
of your family mean more to you than Me, you cannot be My disciple. Likewise, if you are unwilling to surrender all you have,
you cannot be My disciple (Luke 14:26-27, 33). Tell My people, shout it from the rooftops, stop messing about with My Church
and My Word. Tell My people the truth. When they know the truth and the Spirit of Truth they will be truly free. The death of My
Son Jesus was messy, even Pilate washed his hands of it. Jesus was spat on, flogged, beaten and repeatedly struck on the head
with a staff, and a crown of thorns was plunged onto His head piercing Him, and He was crucified, nailed to a cross and pierced
by a spear bringing forth both blood and water. Stood near the cross were three women all called Mary; they did not stand at a
distance like so many today in this generation (John 19:25) – selah (you think about it).
“The soldiers mocked Jesus and in this generation, many who claim to be Christian soldiers of the cross mock Him by their
lifestyles (Hebrews 6:4-6). I am in the process of setting apart the true Church, the true Body of Christ on the earth that
will abide in Me, those who are washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Those who continue to wallow in the mud are contemptible to Me.
If you truly love Me, obey My commands and My teaching, but you do not and have become defiled, a home for unclean and evil
spirits. Repent while there is still time, for I shall come to you and fight against you with the sword of My mouth (Revelation 2).
Michael Backholer, Sunday 29 September 2013 – www.ProphecyNow.co.uk