The Garden and The Agony

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 posted by William Thompson

Garden of Gethsemane

Sunday, November 5, 2017, God began to impart a much deeper understanding of our walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.  He showed me each of us will go through excruciating times when our flesh must be crucified that we may become more like Him. Not only are we to “die daily,” but each one of the remnant will ultimately be led to the Garden…

As we continue our walk with Him, each time we allow the crucifixion of our flesh, we learn to walk more in the spirit and less in the flesh.  This is to cultivate in us a walk of complete faith in God.  It’s His desire that we come up higher with Him, as His Word says in Isaiah 55:9, His ways and thoughts are higher than ours.  He desires we see things not from the world’s perspective, but through His!  This can only be accomplished as we die to our own flesh, our own desires, and our own will.

God Himself will bring us to the ultimate crucifixion of our flesh only if we will trust Him to do so.  He will bring us to the “Garden of Gethsemane” in our own life, and we too will endure great agony in the spirit before Him.  We must come to the same point our Lord Jesus did when He lifted up His prayer to the Father, saying, “…Nevertheless, let not my will, but yours be done.”

Only after our complete surrender to God, our flesh finally crucified, will He be able to touch us with the Power of His Love.   His touch will resurrect that “dead” flesh and raise it up in Christ Jesus.  This is the final work which will prepare the Bride of Christ to receive Her promised Bridegroom!

(Note from Diana)

I’d like to share an experience from the morning of November 10th.

That morning began with me throwing a “fit” before the Lord.  I was in agony over a situation that had arisen and was literally wailing to God, desperately wanting Him to do something about it, or remove me from it.  It was then that my phone rang.  A sister in Christ had told me she’d call at that particular time to discuss a horrific situation which had happened prior to her becoming a follower of Jesus Christ.

I’m not at liberty to disclose too many details, but as she spoke, it became obvious one of the main things she fought to hold on to during this ordeal was her sanity, faith that there was a God, and that He would somehow see her through. This was a hostage situation and the perpetrators were satanic.  Every evil mind control tactic, as well as physical attacks, you can imagine was used against her to get her to succumb, so she’d give her dominion and will over to them.

She lost control of every aspect of her life, as even her thoughts were being manipulated.  I’ll stop here, because her story will be made public in a couple weeks, and I’ll provide a link to the interview on the website when available.  But as she and I talked, the Lord began to speak to both of us, giving amazing revelations.  The following is a part of what I was personally shown which relates specifically to what William has shared:

At one point she said, “Diana, the Church has no idea what they’ll be facing, and I fear many will give up their faith.”  Immediately, I heard in my spirit,

“Each of Mine will go through the Garden.”

As I heard those words, I saw Jesus bowed before His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane, asking if there was any way the cup could be removed from Him; was there any way the plan could be changed?  But in the same breathe, without hesitation, He surrendered His will, His comfort, and all His earthly desires to the will of His Father.  As His flesh screamed out to live, He handed it over to be crucified.

I was horrified as I thought of my pathetic attempts to get God to cater to my wants and desires just that very morning!  My situation was not a matter of life and death, but the ease and comfort of my flesh!  The Lord showed me how my actions were a representation of the Church.  The message of being crucified with Christ is offensive to most of the “church, and you won’t hear it talked about on Sunday mornings.

My friend is correct.  What she experienced will be similar to what some of us will go through.  The Church as a whole cannot even imagine what lies ahead.  Because of the refusal to submit our will to the Father, allowing the flesh to be crucified on a daily basis, many will never allow themselves to be led to the Garden, and end up denying their faith.

The Word of God plainly says if we’re to share His glory, we must also share in His suffering…  We must die daily, allowing the flesh to be crucified with its passions and desires.   The Lord is saying,

“Each of Mine will go through the Garden.”

The Bride of Christ must become like Him to be united with Him!  For her to be able to walk in the Fullness of His Glory, She too must allow herself to be led to the Garden.  No flesh can look upon His Glory – much less contain it, so there must be complete and total destruction of it.

I believe I was shown a time is coming when each of us will be called upon to completely surrender our will, with all fleshly need and desire, to the Father.  It will be the final, complete “crucifixion” of our flesh.  It may look different for each one of us, but each must say,

  “Nevertheless, not my will but Yours be done!”

To Be Continued

God willing, ‘The Sign of Jonah and Myrrh’ will be posted in a few days.  This word was given to William recently about what happened immediately after Jesus’ crucifixion and how it relates to The Bride!

“…just as Jesus was buried in darkness for three days and three nights, the Lord is showing His Bride will also be “hidden away” for such a time after she’s fully surrendered her will to the Father during Her garden experience…”

Scripture References:

Romans 6:5-9, “For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.  For he who has died has been freed from sin.  Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more.  Death no longer has dominion over Him.”

Isaiah 55:9, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Galatians 5:24, “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Matthew 26:36-39, “… My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

 Romans 8:17, “…if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering.”

 


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Only by falling in love with our Lord can we say yes to this. The Lord has been telling me to spend more time… Read more »

Diana Pulliam
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Robert, That is absolutely the key, spending more time in His presence than ever before. Thank you for the link. It’s the churches in… Read more »

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Wether we live or die in this flesh, let all that we do be for the glory of God. This life is a vapor… Read more »

Diana Pulliam
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Frank, Your enthusiasm for the things of God is so very encouraging. And the Word says it was “it was for the joy sat… Read more »

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Frank Dollbaum

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we… Read more »

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Luke 22:43 (ASV)“Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.” And there appeared unto… Read more »

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Andrea

As I prepare myself to become more separate from the world and desire to be a part of the remnant Bride, I find myself… Read more »

Diana Pulliam
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Andrea, It sounds like you have completely surrendered your will to Him. And yes, we all must come to that point, “Not my will… Read more »

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Bridget

Funny I stumbled upon this page. What is happening in my life just now feels like an agony. There is so much uncertainty about… Read more »

Diana Pulliam
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Bridget, To our natural man, the future does seem so uncertain, but we must remember our God is sovereign over all – past, present,… Read more »

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Renu

Praise Gid …sister that is what i want..but i cant imagine going through any more in my life ..i am a little scared too….i… Read more »

Diana Pulliam
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Renu, I want to encourage you to continue trusting God when you are in the garden, as He knows exactly what must be done… Read more »

Sue
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Amen! I have that picture you chose to use and picked it up off my shelf and was looking at it the night before… Read more »

Diana Pulliam
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Sue,
Yes, that picture says so much! Even in our darkest hour, He never leaves or forsakes us.
Blessings!

Victoria Vatland
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Victoria Vatland

YES! Surrendering ALL to Father when wooed and driven into the garden/wilderness is the only safe place to be, oddly enough, yet as we… Read more »

Hope
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Amen…we’ve been given some insight to the three days of darkness and I look forward to putting more puzzle pieces together!

Diana Pulliam
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Hope, Absolutely! The Lord is giving glimpses into this time period. As promised, the Holy Spirit is leading us into all truth and showing… Read more »