“He’s trained me in the little things, not just the spiritual things, and this is what I have been teaching for 45 years.”
That statement, made almost 13 years ago, still resonates with us today. It is that foundation, the working in the natural corresponding to the working in the spiritual, we still adhere to today. Not because of the laws of man, but because of the principles of the Kingdom.
We share this poignant message, as we’ve been studying the Churches mentioned in Revelation 2 and 3 and have seen how easy it is to get caught up in the works we do, while forgetting the reason why we are doing these “works”. How easy it is to allow compromise, corruption and halfheartedness into our lives and our callings.
We pray this message will be like a breath of fresh air, a renewing wind in your spirit. God Bless…
The Spirit of Truth is Come!
There are a lot of little things that we don’t like to do in life; but they are very necessary if we are going to be Christians. The one thing that God requires of us is that we hear His voice and obey it. How many people knew His voice forty years ago?
I lived on this property many years before He said that it was time to start a training center. He’s trained me in the little things, not just the spiritual things, and this is what I have been teaching for 45 years.
God is speaking to the children to obey your parents and do the right things. Let me tell you, if you don’t learn how to pick up after yourselves, you will never know anything. We have to learn to be responsible in what concerns others and not occupied with what just concerns us.
We’re going to say this, if we don’t want to know the Lord, we will never know Him. Knowing Him must be the greatest desire that we have in our hearts. He says, “When you seek the Lord with all your heart you will be found of Him.” If we don’t want to seek Him with all our hearts, you will never find Him or know Him. When you come to Sommer Haven, unless you want God more than you want anything out there in the world, you will never find Him. Your desire must be greater than the other things that occupy your time and thoughts; otherwise you will never find Him.
We will not be found of Him unless we seek Him with our whole hearts. When we seek Him with our whole heart, He makes a requirement of us: that requirement is to learn to hear His voice. At Sommer Haven, the number one requirement has been to hear His voice. I’ve said for the last 45 years: “I don’t want one person coming in that door unless they want the Lord, a hundred percent, in their hearts.” Because of the price you’re going to have to pay and what God’s going to have to do, you will never know Him and you will never let Him reveal Himself to you, unless you listen to what He has to say in the little things.
We had this house and we didn’t have anything else. We had a tent out there in the winter and one trailer with seven people. So it was a little crowded when we started. I hope all of you children and adults hear this. There wasn’t a requirement and I believe that every one of those six or seven of them had this desire in their heart: they wanted the Lord more than they wanted anything else. They were willing.
I had no problem like we do today. Do you know why? They came here to hear the voice of the Lord and that’s exactly what they learned. They were listening to His voice. If we don’t learn in the little things, we will never be in the big things of God. He taught me before I had a training center. I only knew one family on this desert. He shut me in this house and didn’t allow me to go in or out. His processing in my life was very exacting and I did everything that He told me, the way He told me to do it.
Why are we here? What is His voice to you? If there is trash out there, pick it up. Wash the dishes if they need to be washed or dry them if they need to be dried. I need you to wash dishes, I need you to dry them and put them away. I need somebody to run the vacuum cleaner. The Lord said to me years ago, “They have to hear my voice. If they don’t hear my voice they are wasting my time and theirs.” Why does God want you to hear His voice? So you can be a faithful steward and learn to walk with Him, to obey Him and teach others.
What is God’s plan for your life this summer? You’re here to hear His voice and obey; because God is moving in an awesome way. All the things He’s promised me for 45 years, He’s bringing to pass. You can have a part of it and enjoy it; but you have to come under God’s requirements. There are those who want their own way and don’t want to have to do the little things. I’ve heard the children say, “Let someone else do it.” You have to hear His voice and do the little things if you want the big things of God.
Luke 16:6. “And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him,
Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.”
This man was an unjust steward. What if Jesus were here tonight? What would your record be if He asked you what kind of steward you were over what He gave you? Where is our record? The Lord says He records it all. He doesn’t leave out anything in His recording. Where do we stand?
The next three or four days we have a lot of work and that means we’re going to have to flow in the Spirit. I can remember when we had seven people and the Spirit of the Lord would come on them and in a very few minutes they could have everything done. Tons of food was loaded in a very short time because the anointing was there. They heard the voice of the Lord and they obeyed it. When they were out in the fields, whether there were thirty people or five; these five men, under the mighty anointing of God, picked the field faster than thirty could. Why? It was because of the anointing of the Lord.
God is trying to train us in the very same way. They are trying to say to you, “You need to hear the voice of the Lord and let Him train you by His spirit.” I waited for 45 years for these things to come to pass. You don’t have to wait; it is here with us now. So, if you don’t do it now I don’t know what your future is going to be. But I’m going to tell you one thing: I know the Spirit of Truth has come. And this is the truth of almighty God. This is His training not mine and it is not Sommer Haven’s: it is God’s training.
If you don’t want it, what do you think is going to happen? I believe God has given mercy to a lot of you. He’s given you chance after chance; but very quickly He’s going to draw the line.
I want to say this, He is our Savoir now, but what if He became our judge? Where would we stand, if He became our judge tonight? When I’m with other people I think of that. What if He becomes our judge? Where would we be? Two things that we have to know, that we have to forgive one another or the Father can’t forgive us.
There is a scripture that says that God has sent Jesus to be our Savior; but if we don’t acknowledge Him as our Savior then we’re not willing to give to Him our time. I mean give our hearts and our ears to Him, to hear what He has to say, because God is going to reorganize this place and very quickly. Because The Spirit of Truth has come, we’re going to deal with the truth. I want to tell you this because we’ve totally ignored the things that God told us to do. Hear His voice and obey it!
We are asked by the Lord to have no television and people decided they wanted it and they went out and found them and fixed them up. We had televisions sitting everywhere and they claimed them for their own. They put them in their trailers with their children and had their games and they taught their children all these computer games. It’s no lie!
Behind the doors they did lots of things, they would go out on the food run and when they picked things up they claimed it as their own instead of the ministry. Or they would sell it and make money and do what they wanted to do. God didn’t call us to do that. He called us to hear His voice and obey Him.
So what are we going to do with it tonight? Today He’s our Savior. If a bit later tonight He became our judge, where would we be? When He becomes our judge He’s not our Savior any longer. How would you feel about that? To hear His voice we have to follow the rules. We have these rules, not to be religious, but to keep our hearts and minds stayed on Him and learn the little things that would turn our heart and lives to Him, so we would know why He brought us to Sommer Haven.
One thing I want to say to you: there’s no light anywhere in the world any greater than the light at Sommer Haven. What are we doing with it? Is this light becoming darkness because we’re not walking in the light as He is in the light? He is our Savior, but what if all of a sudden He becomes our judge. He can no longer be our Savior. We have to give account of the little things.
The back of our subconscious brain is like a tape recorder and it records everything you have heard and seen all the days of your life. Can you think what’s there? Everything that we have seen and done all of the days of our lives. Only He can erase that tape recorder, no one else can. We have to seek Him with our whole hearts so He can erase it. When He erases it we don’t have to live like these men do coming out of the world and they have to hang onto their cigarettes and their habits and they’re in a re-hab place and not really re-habilitating too well.
Why, because they’ve not sought Him with their whole hearts. When we seek Him with our whole heart He’s going to be found of us; because He’s waiting for us to seek Him with all our heart. If we don’t there are two things that can happen; we don’t forgive one another then Father can’t forgive us and if we don’t love one another the love of the Father is not in us. There are just two places to go, heaven and hell. If we don’t know the Father how are we going to go to heaven? If we don’t love one another how can we have the love of the Father in us?
The truth is the truth! It is very straight and it doesn’t fail and if we don’t know the truth we’re going to deception. The Lord told me when He gave me Isaiah 58 in 1954 that the day would come He would send the Spirit of Truth into the churches and if they didn’t receive it they would go into deception.
Right now turmoil is in all the churches of the world. There’s strife, jealousy, envy, hate, and everything in God’s house in this hour; because God is sending the Spirit of Truth. They’re set into denominational junk and God is shaking the whole thing to bring in the truth. That truth is going to stand! Nothing else is going to stand but the truth and they’re walking away from it.
People trained here at Sommer Haven with the truth and with the pure have walked away from it because they wouldn’t forgive one another and especially not forgive me.
Where are we going? What is going to happen? You have to have forgiveness and love! There’s not a human being that’s going to make it into heaven, even with the blood of Jesus, if we don’t forgive one another and if we don’t love one another. There’s no other way. There are two ways: forgiveness and love. If we don’t have this we can cry out to the Father, but He will not hear you; because He can’t. You have not forgiven one another and loved one another. I’ve said it over and over again at Sommer Haven.
We have to forgive one another and love one another. Some of our souls are too self-centered to walk the way He wants us to walk and to do. He surely will reject us, because the only way we will get to heaven is with a pure heart and clean hands. And only He can give us that clean heart and clean hands; if we don’t forgive and love one another He can’t do it. He sent His Son to die for us so that we would be forgiven of our sins. It’s very important that everyone here hears what I have to say, because God is drawing a line.
If you are here with your whole heart and want to know Him, that’s it. He said, “The Spirit of Truth has come,” and when the Spirit of Truth is come they have to hold with the truth or they’re going into a lie. What is that lie? Deception! The Father can’t forgive us unless we forgive one another. He can’t love us unless we love one another. What is this love He’s talking about?
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
It’s up to us. I’ve told you children that I was taught to obey. I didn’t talk back to my father, mother, or older sisters. I obeyed. I know it’s better than it was; but there’s much too much sass and talking back. When we get like that, we’re in trouble with the Lord. He has given us of His spirit and we have the light. There’s a scripture that I want to share with you in Hebrews 6.
4. “For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6. If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.”
In 1st John the first chapter it says in verse7: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
God is now bringing in a very strong force: His truth. This scripture in Hebrews declares that we that have tasted of the good things of God and every provision in this place is given by God. How can we deny it? We can’t. If we do, we’re denying Him. There’s a world out there that needs to know Jesus. No way are we going to take Christ to them unless we’ve learned to hear His voice and obey it. There’s no other way. He has given us all the necessary things in this life.
Jesus didn’t change us in a way that we’re not to be human beings, when He came to redeem us; but He gave us something so mighty. We have tasted of the heavenly gift. We are made partakers of the Holy Ghost and have tasted the good and pure word of God and the powers of the world to come. What is He saying here? Christ came and brought to us His kingdom in us. He is in us, in His kingdom, and we’ve tasted it. He’s given it to us and the powers of the world to come. He’s placed His kingdom within us and this kingdom has no end.
How much do we appreciate it? How much do we know that we’re in the Kingdom of God and this which He was speaking about, was given to us? How have we treated it, what have we done with it and what does God require of us?
Hebrews 6:4. “If they fall away it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance.”
6. “If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.
What are we doing at Sommer Haven? We’re either serving Him with our whole hearts or we’re putting Him to shame. We have the light. We’ve tasted of the heavenly gift. We’ve been made partakers of the Holy Ghost; the Spirit of Truth is come. I want to see God bring such Holy Ghost conviction in this place that we’d be frightened to do anything wrong. Give Satan His shoes and send him out. We’ve had such light and we’re mocking God and Christ with our half way attitude if we go backward. This Christ who loves us so much that He died for us and gave us His kingdom. He put His kingdom inside of us so that He in us could go to the world.
What are you taking to the world if you should go to the world right now? We’re not willing to do 100%, we want our own way and we want everything nice. “God, don’t ask me to pick up the trash or wash a dish or do the floor!” We have to do the little things in the natural and the spiritual in order for us to grow to hear His voice.
When He was training me, He didn’t let me forget one little thing. He put me in this house, I didn’t know anybody, and He shut the door. He said, “You can’t go out or in unless I send you.” Here I am with Ezekiel 1. I walked in that door and He said, “Ezekiel 1.” In my heart, I cried out, “God, I don’t want to know about you, or read about you I want to know you.” That’s exactly what He did for me. He revealed Himself and His kingdom in my life without any hesitation on my part, or regret or looking back; because He privileged me to know Him.
A little Christian heart is crying tonight, the same cry as my heart is crying, Jesus in Ezekiel 1, reveal yourself to me. Every one of us should have that same cry tonight. Every one of us should cry: “Jesus, I don’t want to read books, I don’t want to know about you, I just want to know you, Jesus. Because your kingdom is in me and I want your will to be done through me.”
Jesus can’t rule in His kingdom if we’re not 100% in Him. He can’t be to us what He wants to be unless we give to Him with all our heart. What God required of me, He required me to give Him everything: my husband, my children and everything that I owned I gave to Him. The moment I did, He gave me the heathen for my inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for my possession. I am well aware of that possession only because I sought Him more than anything in this world.
He shut the door and said, “I am your defender. I’ve put you among briars and thorns and scorpions and rebellious people but don’t you be like they are.” I decided I wasn’t going to take one step out that door unless I knew He was sending me out. I wasn’t going to ask anyone to defend me because He was my defender. Many a person would have gone down, under what I faced. I didn’t go down only for one reason. I didn’t in any measure disobey what the Lord told me to do. I stayed under His guidance. I stayed under what He said and I never wavered from it, not out of fear, but because I love Him. Because I knew that He was training me and I knew that His training was right and true and pure. But I had to stand and I learned to stand alone. All the days of my life I’ve stood alone except that He was with me.
We’ve been trained by Him, if we’re not and we don’t want the Lord with every fiber of our being, then we don’t belong here, we need to be somewhere else. I think the day has come when we can’t tolerate the things that we have tolerated in the past because the day of the truth has come for Sommer Haven. The Spirit of Truth has come to Sommer Haven! We stand and obey the truth. The truth has to prevail. Where are we before Him tonight? Are we asking “Are we in the truth? Are we doing our own thing? Are we going to walk with Him or go our own way?”
The Spirit of Truth is come. We don’t really have a choice. If we choose not the truth, we are in deception. There are no two ways to go. If we remain in the truth, we will know this scripture that we’re speaking about tonight. It’s true in us. Do you understand what we’re saying tonight?
Hebrew 6:6. “If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.”
This is people that have walked in the light, been given the light. I’m not talking about the Christian world out there, I’m talking about Sommer Haven; we who have been walking in the light and having fellowship one with another. What if we loose it? What if we decide against it? He gave us everything; He placed us in His kingdom with every provision to take us through this life filled with His love and glory, that the whole world might know Jesus Christ.
We’re coming to a crossroads. This crossroad is the Spirit of Truth and of air. There is a scripture in 1st John 4 that says that there are those that are not in the truth and if they’re not in the truth they will not hear us. Because we’re in the truth they will not hear us, therefore they will know that we come from God.
6. “We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
You will know that they are in error because they will not receive the truth that you have. God paid a big price for our redemption, but it’s complete in His kingdom in us, if we will seek Him with all our hearts and let Him take our lives and be what God wants us to be. Never in 45 years has God given a word like this tonight. We’ve had the light here for 45 years.
I was ministering to a young man a few weeks ago. When I was given Isaiah 58 by the Lord in 1954 He told me, “The day will come when I will send the Spirit of Truth into the churches.” I knew it was coming. I’ve watched one person after another going their own way believing they were walking in the truth. I will never forget that night. I was right here with Him, like a mighty thunderbolt into me, came the truth. God said to me, “Now the Spirit of Truth has come and the day will come when I will send the Spirit of Truth into the churches and if they will receive the truth they will remain in truth; but if they don’t, they will go into deception forever.
It’s not a matter of choosing now and coming out later, but forever. I shook under it when I spoke to this young man. I knew it was the Holy Ghost speaking. I shuddered because years ago I told the Lord, I don’t want to be living when this happens. He said, “But you will.” I said, “Lord, I’d rather not.” I stood here that night and I realized with a very shaking inside that the Spirit of Truth had come.
This is the first message God has given me to all of you since He gave it to me. I know one thing: we have to walk in the light as He is in the light and have fellowship and not fight one another or complain. We must strive to love one another and be obedient to the Lord.
Where do we stand tonight? Where is our heart tonight? What are we going to do with this Jesus who brought His kingdom inside of us? His kingdom is worthless in you if the King does not have charge over it. If He has charge over it, we had better hear His voice and understand His ways and walk in them.
A lot of people have complained and wanted their own way. One grieving of my heart for 45 years is that I’ve watched people come and go. Where are they today? I said, “Lord, send me the people who want to know you with all their heart and prepare them to go to the nations where they can share, through Jesus, His love for the nations.”
God is now moving in a measure that He has never moved before, He’s ready to shake this whole earth, not with just an earthquake, but with every disaster not even known to man, so that we can humble ourselves before Him and ask forgiveness. So we at Sommer Haven can be so trained by Him that He can take us to the nations that we can watch Him do the mighty work of restoring these nations back to God through Jesus who is in us.
We can’t play games like we’ve been playing. We have to hear what He has to say and do it. He said if we hear His voice and obey it, He will be our God and we will be His people. Where do we stand tonight in Him? It’s time for us to do what God has called us to do. That’s to clean this Ranch from every impurity that the enemy has planted on it to discredit and defile and destroy. God’s going to remove it. He has angels everywhere waiting to clean it up, because it’s His land. We haven’t been good stewards of it. We’ve been very bad stewards of it because we’ve wanted to have it our own way, the way we want to do it. He said, “If you will follow me I will give you my kingdom and my kingdom is forever.
You have a choice, whether you want His kingdom forever or we’d rather have our own way. That way is not the way of God it’s the way of death and destruction; because this land is God’s land. He has to purge it and cleanse it and remove every hindering force that is defiant against His plan, against His will.
So what are we going to do with Jesus tonight? I don’t think this excludes anybody.
June 6, 2000