Welcome to another message from Rev. Agnes! This message is powerful, especially since we have been doing the Pastoral Classes. This message talks about something that God has been bringing out a lot lately: obedience. To hear His voice and obey. In this message, the Lord through Agnes issues forth a challenge: obey and eat the fruit of the land. Obey and be in the flow of His spirit, full of life and not exhausted! Hallelujah! It has always been important and crucial to hear and obey His voice. Now, it will be detrimental to our very lives, that we hear and obey. Be encouraged family! Blessings to you all.
Father, we thank you for your wonderful love; we thank you for these people and we thank you for the Holy Spirit. We thank you for the plan that you have for each of us. Lord, this night give us what we have need of, that we might be aware of your requirements of us, that we will obey you.
We thank you, Lord, for what you are going to share with us and we give you glory for it. Let there be an anointing on it, Lord, impart it unto our lives and help us receive it fully with a willing heart. We give you glory and thank you for the challenge you have placed before us and we praise you for it, in Jesus name. Amen!
In the beginning the Lord gave Isaiah a vision. Isaiah 1:2 “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
3 “The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
4 “Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
5 “Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
6 “From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
7 “Your country [is] desolate, your cities [are] burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and [it is] desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
8 “And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
9 “Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant,
we should have been as Sodom, [and] we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
10 “Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
11 “To what purpose [is] the multitude of your Sacrifices unto me? Saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and The fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
12 “When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this
at your hand, to tread my courts?
13 “Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; [it is] iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 “Your new moons And your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear [them].
15 “And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine Eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16 “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from
Before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 “Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve The oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 “Come now, and Let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
19 “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
20 “But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the
mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].”
God raised up Isaiah; He called him and commissioned him by the Holy Spirit. He gave him a vision of the children of Israel and then he gave him the word of the Lord for them.
The whole book of Isaiah is up to the minute today. Everything that was happening is right like today. He’s talking about his plan because many of them won’t go the way he wants them to go. He says come now and let us reason together.
He said: “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, Ye shall eat the good of the land.”
We understand we have young people here. I don’t know if they know the Lord; but you are here so that your heart will be toward the Lord. If you think you are getting by with a lot of things here, remember: I’m not the keeper of the books, He is. He knows everything you are doing. He knows your attitudes: what’s right and what’s wrong.
I think most of you know right from wrong. We need to come before the Lord. He said, “…let us reason together. Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow. Though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
The forgiveness of the Lord is mighty; but we can’t play around with it. We can’t play games in this place; because the light is too bright. God requires too much of us; He requires us to be willing and obedient to him. If we are willing and obedient He will meet our needs. If we let him take our lives, the cheating and stealing and everything that is not of God, has to go out of our lives.
We need to come before him and be willing and obedient. I believe God is shaking everything that can be shaken, right now. I can feel it very much! I’ve felt it, through the Lord, all day.
Someone said God was going to have to apologize for destroying Sodom and Gomorrah because of what is going on in the world today. He has the same standards today! I can tell you He is putting the pressure on our lives. He had a plan for His people even though they were doing all of these things. He had a remnant that He kept.
You are not here by accident, you are here by God’s appointment; but what are you going to do about it. Are you going to hear what He is going to say and be one of those of the remnant that He uses to go through the world today? Or are you going to go your own way? If we are playing around with what is His, forget it! He will get you in the process!
We want to give you hope. There is so much light in this place, they should be afraid to do anything but what God wants of them. If they aren’t willing to obey the Lord, then they will find another place. He’s not playing games! He has a definite plan for our life, in this hour, and if we are willing and obedient we will eat the good of the land.
Why do you think we have what we have here at Sommer Haven? Is it by accident or chance? No! It has been by the obedience on my part and the part of many of you. Some of you have not realized that God needs to do things His way and you are still battling it.
I believe God is saying that He is putting a challenge before us to be willing and obedient to do what He wants, that you may eat of the good of the land. I am very grieved inside because of the amount of people that have gone in and out of here and have not heard what God is saying. The word has been true and exacting and God requires us to be exacting with him.
We can fill our self with all kinds of things; but if we aren’t tuned to hear His voice and obey, He can’t use us. If we have the Lord He will help us in every situation. We don’t need to be overcome by situations; we need to walk with the Lord and obey.
We have a challenge tonight! If we are willing and obedient and God be in us, He will move in our life and take His love and glory to the nations. I don’t want to misjudge anybody; but I think we are content as we are. We have God’s blessings and we have a roof over our head. We are exhausted from the work we do; because we aren’t flowing by the Spirit of the Lord. If we were, we wouldn’t be so exhausted.
The Lord has something more important: Psalms 24:1 “The earth [is] the LORD’S, and the Fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 “For he hath founded It upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3 “Who shall ascend into The hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 “He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 “He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness
from the God of his salvation.
6 “This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
7 “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 “Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.” I want you to remember that part. “The Lord mighty in battle.”
9 “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift [them] up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 “Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he [is] the King of glory. Selah.”
He is saying here that if we are willing and obedient, we shall eat the good of the land. Who is going to ascend into the hills? He that has clean hands and heart and would not lift up his soul to vanity or swear falsely! These are the ones that shall receive the blessing from the Lord as the righteous generation. This is the generation that seeks him: the King of Glory wants to come in.
I believe this year God is telling us it is time to change our life so that He can take His place. We can be willing and obedient to do it.
Psalm 25:7 “Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.
8 “Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.
9 “The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. 10 “All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his
covenant and his testimonies.
11 “For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it [is] great.
12 “What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? Him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose.
13 “His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
14 “The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
15 “Mine eyes [are] ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16 “Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I [am] desolate and afflicted.
17 “The troubles of my heart are enlarged: [O] bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 “Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
19 “Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
20 “O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
21 “Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
22 “Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.”
Psalm 26:1 “Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; [therefore] I shall not slide.
2 “Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
3 “For thy lovingkindness [is] before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.
4 “I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.
5 “I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.
6 “I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O LORD:
7 “That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
8 “LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.
9 “Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:
10 “In whose hands [is] mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
11 “But as For me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.
12 “My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the LORD. They stumbled and fell.”
27:3 “Though an host should encamp against me, my heart Shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this [will] [be] confident.
4 “One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the
LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
5 “For in the time of trouble he shall hide Me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6 “And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
7 “Hear, O LORD, [when] I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 “[When thou saidst], Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
9 “Hide not thy face [far] from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been My help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 “When my Father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
11 “Teach Me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
12 “Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen Up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13 “[I had fainted], unless I had Believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 “Wait on The LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
That is encouraging isn’t it? We do what the word says. There is a lot of instruction there. The Lord will fight our battles for us if we obey him. I feel the Lord is very grieved at some of the things that are happening today; because we aren’t really trusting him. We aren’t hearing what He has to say. Time is running out!
I know that a lot of you have stayed in the same place. It is time for you to change yourself and get out of it and allow God to rise up in you and be seen in you. I’m not here to condemn; but God is going to judge the attitudes in our mind and soul. He is going to judge our attitudes, one to another. He is judging what we are saying that isn’t right. He is the keeper of the books. He is looking for a people that will be willing and obedient to obey him, so that he can do great and mighty things through us.
I want to tell you that this place is only here because there have been some of us that have been willing and obedient to God. Otherwise we wouldn’t be here and you wouldn’t have this opportunity. You could find it somewhere else, I’m not saying you won’t; but God put you here for His purpose to do something in your life. That purpose is so that He can make you strong and cause you to rise up and take your place by being willing and obedient.
We have a few things that might enlighten us about what God has for us; but He requires obedience of us. How many of you come to the Lord and talk to him about it? I understand you think you get too much of the word and too much of every night meetings. What are you here for; to eat the good of the land without being willing and obedient?
I feel a very heavy grieving of the Spirit of the Lord tonight; because of what He is telling you. You ought to be rising up and taking your place, not being pushed down. Am I pushing you down? Am I preventing you from doing what God wants you to do? Every time you come to me you get in trouble: that’s all I ever hear. Everybody is afraid to come to Agnes because we get in trouble. The only reason I want you to come to me is to keep you out of trouble. Not to get you into trouble; but to keep you out. I’m going to keep you out of trouble if you are obedient to want the Lord wants of you.
Do you understand that I love everyone one of you. God gave me this responsibility. You have a responsibility to be willing and obedient unto God. You might not like what I say to you; but talk to the Lord about it. Someone said, “I hear what you say, I talk to the Lord and He helps me decide what I am going to do.” Then you don’t need to be here, just go down your own road. If we aren’t teachable then we are in the wrong place.
God has called you to have ears to hear and a heart to receive and obey, that His training can be in us. We can invite the King of Glory into our lives to bring His glory to the nations of the world. You can’t do it unless you are dedicated 100% unto him.
What do you call 100%? If you think that when the dishes are to be done someone else can do them or if there is other work to be done, someone else can do that too. Is that 100%? No! It isn’t in the natural, so what about the spiritual?
The women are doing it all. It’s just a bunch of women and the men aren’t doing anything. No! That is not right! God wants the men to arise and prove themselves to him. He is going to bring himself to you in His glory. He will use you in His love and glory.
We can teach theology here. I don’t want it. I could teach it and it wouldn’t get you anywhere. It would only take you down the same road that a lot of people are on.
There is a remnant that He wants to use, if we are willing and obedient to him. “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God Of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” I got news for you: He’s moving and you better be ready to move with him for time is running out.
Some of us are hindering His Spirit; because we don’t do the little things. Someone said, “We are meeting the spiritual needs, so let them starve to death while they are having their spiritual needs met. They can go to heaven starving to death and we are meeting their spiritual needs. If they are starving to death and they call you to pray for them what are you going to do, pray for them and bless them and let them die?
Or are you going to do what the word says to do? Clothe them! We either do the whole gospel or not do any of it. The demonstration of it is: His love, provision and glory. We need to get some new ideas according to His word not according to the doctrines of men. If we are willing and obedient, we shall eat the good of the land.
I believe God has kept every word. God has already done it and I must walk softly before him and give him glory for already doing it. We all have to do it. God is requiring that we give him glory and we thank him for everything that He is doing.
Psalm 25:10 “All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.”
1John 1:7 “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 cleanses us from all sin.” There is something to this. If we flow together we are going to see what God will do; but we have to flow together. If we are busy finding fault with one another and the ministry, we aren’t going very far.
My desire is that every one of you shall rise up in the place God has for you; but it can only begin by you doing the little things. If you don’t do the little things then God will move you up not me. I can give all of you a big title, if that’s what you are after; but that’s not what God is after. He wants your heart and for you to be willing and obedient. He can put a label on us: ‘Servant of the Most High God!’ Nobody wants to be a servant! But the Lord said we are to be His servant.
One thing I have desired of the Lord is that I may seek to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life and behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. It doesn’t sound like he’s asking for a big name does it? God put us here and one thing I know: we have to line up with what God wants. I realize most of the people don’t understand why I asked them to come to me. You say “Its trouble!” No! The trouble is if you don’t come, you are in trouble.” I’m going to try to avoid your trouble if you don’t come.
The Lord wants to do it His way. He wants to give us the best and represent this nation, in the world, as His light and love and glory. We can only do it His way; it won’t work any other way. If it isn’t God’s way it is not going to mean anything. It has to come God’s way! He won’t give us honors unless we have allowed him to train us by His Spirit.
I sense, in my spirit, that you have lost the flow of the Spirit because of the things around you. We need to let go of idle talk and behavior; that’s not becoming to God’s people. God wants something else in us. He wants us to learn to flow in him so that He can bring forth His kingdom with His righteousness and His faith.
We don’t know what God is handing to us. One day the Lord said to me, “I gave you my kingdom. What have you done with it?” What have we done with the knowledge that God has given us concerning His kingdom? It isn’t just knowledge; it is His knowledge flowing through us; His wisdom flowing through us and his counsel through us; that we might flow in His love and His glory.
You might get sick of hearing me say these things; but I hope the Lord is able to pierce through and cause you to know what He is talking about. Why doesn’t He want idle chatter? He wants your attention, your eyes on Him; so you can see what God is doing and what is going on around you in the world. Kingdoms are falling all over the place; people are making wrong decisions. We are being shaken here! He wants us to get out of our flesh. He’s wants to fill us with His love and glory. It is up to us if we want to have the King of Glory come in and clean house. He’s not going to come into our dirty houses. He’s going to come when we are clean.
Psalm 24:3 “Who shall ascend into The hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 “He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.” What God says He will do, He will do. This is the generation that seek his face.
9 “Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift [them] up, ye everlasting
doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 “Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he [is] the King of glory. Selah.”
Do we want him? He has given us His kingdom and it belongs to us. If we allow him to cleanse us, He can come in and rule and reign. I believe this is the most important thing; because He has drawn the line. We better hear because we are in the hour when it must be heard.
Let the wicked be wicked. We dare not think we can treat the Lamb of God lightly. We need to repent and clean our house so that we can do what He wants us to do with a right spirit. The Spirit of the Lord is going to guide you. If you have the wrong things inside of you and pick at one another, you need to clean your house. Let him change our lives.
The carelessness of everything we do has to stop. We have to realize everything belongs to God. If it belongs to God then we need to take care of it. We don’t take it and use it and throw it away like a piece of junk without any appreciation of it.
We need to appreciate everything we have: this very land that we live on. We need to appreciate it and we need to do the job and do it right. No one should have to drive you to do it. Let the Lord do it through you. God have mercy on you people! He has been trying to get you to do the little things and to listen and to get you to do what you’re asked to do. Do the little things and when the bigger things come we’ll be ready. Learning to do the little things by the Spirit of the Lord is important. If you don’t He will let you do it your way; but you won’t have His kingdom of glory living in you.
Without doing the little things we won’t have the privilege of taking and seeing the salvation given to those lost souls. All because we weren’t willing to do the things necessary that lead to the training we have to have for us to go anywhere. We are here to bless people. In Jesus name, amen!