Deceitful Roses

Little one, come into My light. You who are bound, arise. You who are deceived, awake. You who are in torments, be freed. Let not this darkness reign in your mind. Come, and see My truth: My light brings truth.

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —1 John 1:5

What has made you shun the good, and cling to the bad? What has made you refuse My joy, and continue in despair? Beloved, it is the darkness of lies. Dear one, you cannot discern good and evil, you cannot tell truth from error. Why? It is the work of the enemy to darken. It is the fruit of sin to cause bondage and con­fusion.

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” —Ephesians 5:13

For darkness only hides, and shades, and distorts. Yet My light only reveals, and brings things into the open. I am light. I am only good, and bring only truth. Carnality only cloaks, and blinds, and imprisons.1 The enemy hides that which I illumi­nate, and shows things in dimness and partiality.

My light will show, in completeness, a rose with its thorns—that you may avoid it. Yet the working of sin will cover and shade the thorns, and deceive you to pluck this cruel flower. You may see the flower’s beauty, and truly, you may see that it is good. Yet it is in the nature of sin to blind and block out the thorns and show only the petals.

Consider Eve: for she took of that forbidden fruit, whereof it was said, “thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17). Yet the serpent, casting darkness and shade upon the words of My truth, showed only the good, and concealed the hideous and terrible consequences. She was blinded by a shaded and dimmed half-truth, and “saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise” (Genesis 3:6). And so, by this darkness, disobedience and curse passed upon all humanity.2

And this same darkness is still at work today. For truly, your rose is sweet at first, and pleasant to the senses. Yet in time, you begin to feel the pricks of the thorns. It is in the nature of sin to have want of more and more, and get less and less.3 The beauty of the lovely flower fades, and you cannot find its charm. Soon, desperately, where your nose once delighted in the rose’s scent, instead your face is torn and your veins are ruptured on thorns.

Oh dear one! Can you not see that it is the darkness of sin that has enslaved you? Why is it that you cannot see the thorns attached to this rose? It is the enemy’s nature, and the nature of carnality to lead a man about in desires, and through hunger reduce him to husks of pigs’ food. “The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet” (Proverbs 27:7). Carnality will take a king’s son and bring him lower than the beasts of the ground: wanting and needing more and more, with an insatiable appetite, and likewise receiving less and less.4

For Satan lures you according to the lusts of your own mind, as a man casts a lure for a fish. And though you will see your desire, and even taste it on your tongue, yet will you not swallow it. His hook shall ensnare you, and prevent you, and the sweet and pleasant bait shall not enter your stomach to satisfy.5 You shall flail and thrash about, and taste the beginnings of your darkened desires, yet it shall not nourish you.

Carnality fails.

Sin disappoints.6

My little child, come to Me. Little one, know that your mind is dark, and that you are helplessly lost without My light. Pray for My light. Your mind is a twisting, turning, entangled and dark labyrinth of carnality.7 It is as dark, shadowed soil where no light may shine. Pray therefore that My seeds of light may be planted within you—that the illuminating roots may work their way down further and further into the soil of your mind. Pray for this luminous growth.

My special and beloved heart-treasure, fear not! Know that you are only one bright flash away from enlightenment. Know that you are only one good thought away from freedom. Know that you are only one divine sunrise away from a blessed day. Am I not good?—the tiniest spark can start your entire world alight! Do not be discouraged, for all is not lost. All is not without hope. You are one step away from liberty!

Be now encouraged by My words: for I can satisfy. I am all truth, and I do not distort. I am all light, and I do not conceal a deceptive device. I am not nine parts water, one part poison. I am not nine parts honey, one part hemlock. I do not mix bitter poison with My sweetness. I am the whole truth. In Me is all sweetness.

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.” —Psalm 119:130–131

He that drinks of the water that I give to him shall never thirst again.8 My precious child, let Me plant in you My endless fountain, that you may drink abundantly and never have thirst. It is in My heart to give more and more, and make My love abound unto overflowing fullness.9

Delve Deeper:

  1. Romans 8:6
  2. Romans 5:12
  3. Proverbs 27:20
  4. Luke 15:11-32
  5. Proverbs 5:3-5
  6. Ecclesiastes 1:8
  7. Proverbs 4:14-19
  8. John 4:13-14
  9. Psalm 36:7-9

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