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    VISION: My Walk of Faith

    VISION: My Walk of Faith

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
    (John 3:16-21)

    My Vision

    In the spring of 1976, not long after my conversion experience, God gave me this very vivid vision that portrayed the nature of what my walk with Him would entail.

    The vision started with me standing on the road of my life facing a fork in the road. On the left was a narrow path leading to life and on the right was a very wide path leading to death. I chose the path leading to life. As I continued along this narrow path, I approached another fork with a narrow and a broad path. This choice was different than the initial one in that this was no longer a life vs death choice. The nature of this fork was to choose whether to allow God to have His way regarding the various issues in my life or not.
    [To help the reader understand this, it is important to see the type and shadow revealed in the example of Lazarus' resurrection. Lazarus came out of the tomb hopping as his hands and feet were still bound as in the manner of burial by the Jews. Jesus commanded those nearest him to loose him and let him go. Although now alive, Lazarus was still bound by those things that bound him in death. In order for him to be truly free, these remnants of his grave clothes had to be removed and replaced with the clothing of righteousness which can only be obtained through living a life of obedience to the One who called him by name from death to life.]
    So this second fork represented, for the purpose of illustration, anger. If I chose to allow Him to remove this, the experience would be painful but would only have to be endured once. If I resisted, then I would have to face this same issue time and again until I either yielded to His will or face the very real prospect of not continuing my journey.

    With this in mind, I chose to allow the work of the Spirit of God to have His way with me all the way through to the end. So, for what seemed to be a long time, I encountered fork after fork, endured His purging until, one day, I reached the other end. When I reached, what I will simply call 'the end', there was much peace and joy. I remember after arriving at this wonderful place saying that I never wanted to ever go back and endure that pain again.

    For what seemed like a long time and after I had forgotten the painful memories of my journey till then, Jesus took me by the hand and began to lead me up a mountain. Once above the tree line, I was able to look back and saw the whole of my journey to this point. Moving further up this mountain, I was able to see paths of my brethren making the same journey. Once we arrived at the pinnacle of the mountain, I turned and saw a remarkable sight. Down below me, I could see my path, others paths on up to being able to see tens of thousands and thousands of thousands of paths with my brethren at various stages along their individual paths. When I looked to the north, I could clearly see many other mountains, some hundreds of miles away. At the base of these mountains there were large numbers of people similar to those at the foot of the mountain I stood on. No matter how far away they were, I could see them as clearly as those at the foot of this mountain!

    Then I turned to look at those at the foot of this mountain. Many were struggling in their path with many having gotten stuck and on the verge of losing hope. While looking at this, I heard Jesus' voice behind me saying, "I HAVE COMPASSION ON MY PEOPLE." These words were so powerful, the force of them enveloped my entire being. I FELT His compassion and love for His people. I was filled to overflowing with the desire to help my brethren be restored to their true path, even if it meant they would enter their reward before me. The vision ended at this point.

    I was too young in my walk with the Lord that I did not fully understand the full implication of what this meant but my path was ever set before my eyes and heart. During ensuing years, He has equipped me with the necessary tools to accomplish the task of setting my struggling brethren's feet back on their appointed path. These tools consist of bible truths, spiritual weapons such as prayer, understanding, patience, long suffering, hope, faith, spiritual gifts, and especially the prophetic gift. Over the years, I have found that no one is truly hopeless. Help can be found, no matter how difficult the obstacle. God has brought to me many that others had given up on. God has not given up on them, only man gave up on them. Too many times, those of the household of faith could not find the answer for these lost lambs because they neither had the patience nor wisdom to find the answer. It takes both wisdom and patience to find the, as yet, hidden answer. But there is treasure to be found, just not on the surface. The greatest tool He has given to help these, His lost little lambs, is LOVE. His love never fails. If we allow Him to purge us of all things that do not belong in His kingdom, then His perfect LOVE will flow unhindered to His children.
    "You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free!"
    This verse is the path He has set each and every one of us on. Jeremiah 33:3 encourages us to learn of the unknowable, to seek out the hidden truths of which the kingdom of heaven is. "Call unto Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things you don't understand."
    The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
    Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
    This man or woman sells out completely for the joy of making the captives free. This is the field He has chosen for me and one in which I find my greatest joy!

    The scriptural reference for this journey can be gleaned through many places in the bible, however, the one location that closely resembles what the Spirit of the Lord showed me in this vision is found in Exodus 23:20-30, specifically verse 29-30 and Deut. 7:22.
    29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild beasts multiply against you.
    30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and possess the land.

    22 The LORD your God will clear away these nations before you little by little. You may not make an end of them at once, lest the wild beasts grow too numerous for you.
    Until you increased... The sooner we allow the Lord to purge from us the things that offend, the sooner we can enter this place of great peace and rest. The sooner we reach this place of peace and rest, the sooner we will be brought up to view our lives from His perspective. And then, only then will we be in a position to hear for ourselves that voice which will infuse in us the heart of the Lord to accomplish His purposes. We must fill our vessels with the water of His word, then at His command, present ourselves to the Father for His approval. Once approved, we can then pour out the content of His word He has written on the tablets of our hearts with His anointing to His people.
    Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

    Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.
    (Galatians 4:1-2)

    Jerry Sundberg

    Soon after I received the Lord in 1976, I started receiving prophetic visions and warnings about the future of the church and the United States. I share my visions on my Hidden Manna websites and offer free of charge my two ebooks entitled “Hidden Manna” and “Hidden Manna 2”.

    Website: Hidden Manna

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