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A Call to Perfection
by Dottie McElreath

I find myself this month wanting to call you to perfection not, that I have attained it but that God is
calling a special people to walk in this perfection. He would not ask this of you if you could not achieve this goal. You see God sees in you as the finished product and He alone knows what it takes to perfect us individually and as a whole. Think it not strange that He teaches you in the way that you should walk so that you always walk naked before him. That is to say, without things hidden from Him. You should have no thoughts that you are afraid to think on. You remember things that you have done or said that cause conviction to come over you, you need to repent of those things immediately so you can continue your close relationship with Jesus.

He has called all things behind you as though they never were but still the past won't leave you alone. Why? Satan calls these things into your mind to try and convince you that you are nothing special and to the world you are not, so your main battle is in your mind and your worst enemy is yourself. Therefore the battle must be resolved in your mind. I'm sure you have come up with all kinds of reasons why you just can't walk in perfection before God. He sent His Son as an example as to how we are to walk so you have beaten your own self with the rod of condemnation.

God would not call you to do his bidding without clearing all obstacles out of your pathway so why aren't you moving ahead?

Moses was given a position of authority over Egypt and he felt so unworthy of this job. He was moving to do this job and an angel came to kill him. This angel was sent by God to take his life before he took another step. Why? If God sent him why would he in turn send an angel to kill him? Because he was not holy before God. He was not circumcised in the flesh or his sons as he was commanded to be. Exodus 4:24-25 And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him. {25} Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me. This is the forerunner of the circumcision we have of the heart now.

Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. The Cherubims kept the way to the Garden of Eden, not to keep man out, but to keep it open. The way to the tree of Life was to be kept open and it still is.

Jesus said He was the way and we must strive to walk in this way.

God told Abraham that he must walk in the way of the Lord so that God could bless him with all the things he had promised him. Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

In this case Abraham and his descendants after him must walk in the way ordained by God in order to obtain all the blessings lovingly bestowed upon him. Abraham was no different than we are. We have each been shown a vision or a prophecy for us that we are to strive for. This goal should be before us as a banner over our future, but it also depends on our walk before the Lord. I don't mean in the sense of sinning before the Lord, I mean that every step we walk must stay in the way of the plans God has for our future. Abraham was shown his inheritance and He went to Egypt because of a famine and ended up telling lies to preserve his life. We know he had to learn to walk by faith before he could receive the promise but it's more than consulting God on everything you do and everything you say.

You can try trial and error and he grants you that right. If you don't want to receive your promise until your ninety years old that doesn't make you wrong its just that there is a way to make sure you don't make a wrong move. We are not baby Christians. If you were, you would not be reading this. There is a perfecting in the spirit that takes place when you are in the will of God.

When you have been called by God to do something and you move out in it, have you noticed the peace that descends on you when you know you are in his perfect will? Even if God is not talking to you directly you learn to expect that state of knowing when you are in his will and when you are not. With this there comes a time when we can know that we are always in his will as JOSHUA did.

As we rely more and more on his guidance, that knowledge of being in His will and attuned to His heartbeat is more evident in our lives. If we stay in this when we have found it we will be in the position to receive the promises that God has for our lives.

Abraham found this prefect place in God as did his son and his son's son and so forth. Only after this walking in God, which is what your are doing when you are in His prefect will, do we put down the barriers so that He can come forth in the greater anointing that is prepared for us. We are entering the rest of God, which means relying on Him to fight our battles before we meet them and to clean out our pathways as only He can do.

Have I made it? No! But I can see the pathway to walk in it. We read that we are to raise up our children in the way and they will never depart. We must first learn to walk in the way and to stay in the guidelines before we can really lead other children as we were meant too. The Holy Spirit is staying very close to us now and it is because of the greater anointing and we really need to go forward and not keep trying things to see if it works. We need to be still and wait for instruction and when you feel the unction of the Holy Spirit be up and about the Father's business.

When you move out in God in this Greater Anointing no power on earth can stop you. The gates of hell will not prevail. We are the Elisha generation and we have received the double anointing that he received but we need to stay in the way, which is Jesus.

Lord as I come before you, I ask for a greater releasing on my brothers and sisters and I ask for the attuning in the spirit to be increased to a measure never before felt by the body. I can see this greater anointing as a cloud over them and I ask for the guidance of angelic forces to guide them into your perfect will now so their lives and their children's lives will be in you. Let their children begin to receive the anointing of their parents and let the circle of faith encompass the whole household so your mighty works can be performed. We plead the healing, life giving blood over every household that this message enters into and we ask for a complete return to health both financial and physical over every person in this household. As the death angel passes over let the blood be applied in the name of Jesus. Amen.

There is an urgency in the spirit this month and I don't know what this entails but I commend you into His care.

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