In a vision this early morning I heard a loud voice of someone introducing the Lord. The voice cried out "Jesus of Nazareth" and repeated it three times. It was like someone introducing the Lord Jesus on a stage for all who were waiting to hear and see.
When I heard that I stood on my watch and then I saw a person on his bike in full preparation for a biking race. Fully clothed with the required suit and a helmet on the head. The race was already on the move. The biker with a face like a flint, had his focus on front of him, biking with stability and perseverance.
Then I heard Loud and clear "October, say NO to the temptation of letting go."
Our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, had his own ministry on earth. He literary sat his face toward Jerusalem like the flint and said NO to all temptations to let go while in complete knowledge of what he was about to face.
In Mark 8:31-38 the Lord shared what is going to happen to him with his
disciples. Peter, Led by the enemy, through his emotions, rebuked the Lord, put the Lord with so much steadfastness and perseverance rebuked Peter back and said NO for the temptation to Let Go.
33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get
behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”
In Luke 4:28-30 the teacher of the Law and the people, rejected the Lord and his message and tried to drive him off the mountain to kill him but he passed through them and they couldn't put their hands on him. The Lord said NO to the temptation to let Go and with a face like a flint, steadfastness and perseverance, continued his walk toward Jerusalem .
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
…28 And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things; 29 and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, He went His way.
In Luke 22:39-45 While our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth in prayer, he got glimpses of what he is going to deal with on the end of his race on earth. The agony and the pain were tremendous, his sweat came down as drops of blood. The temptation of letting go was intense but even though, he cried out to the father and said " Your will be done not mine" and an angel appeared to him and comforted him. The Lord said NO to temptation to let go.
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you
will not fall into temptation.” 41He withdrew about a stone’s throw
beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the
ground. 45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46“Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
The Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, knowing the end from the beginning, embraced his assignment from the father, sat his face toward Jerusalem and continued his race and won bringing honor and glory to the father for he did what the father send him to do. He said NO to all temptation to let go. This is He, Jesus of Nazareth, who ran the race to the end to win, who said over and over NO to the temptation of letting go, He is the author and the finisher of our faith and he is the one who said this :
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36What
good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
37Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with
the holy angels.” Mark 8
Maryam Ziadat is an anointed Apostolic prophet who desires for all people to wake up and rise to their true identity in the Lord. Maryam helped planted churches in the Middle East as well as USA. She ministered and preached in so many local and international churches. She posted prophetic messages online, on her fb page, groups, and her website: www.thefeastofhispromises.com as well as other ministries pages and groups.