5 am lesson: And do you seek great things for yourself?


The low rumbling (sound like distant engine or thunder) sound had been on lately in the afternoon for hours. No lightning. No rain except bits of drizzles. The sky was like filthy rag. Something is changing in the heavenly realm. The watchman was alerted by another to intercede in the Spirit for an hour at least, preferably singing in the Spirit to get into the spiritual realm. Indeed, after he obeyed he knew what to pray for after about half way through. It was urgent and important. Someone important in the country he was in right now needed the prayer. The term that came to him after he finished praying was “David and Goliath”.

Today the message for the servant (watchman) is “And do you seek great things for yourself?” The watchman has been praying about the future (what, where, when, and how?) The prayer is essential because of the prophecy about changes ahead and the shift to cross over from one realm to another realm. Nothing of the old can be used anymore. No old wine skin. No old wine. None of the old pattern will be of any use. He was asked three times to read the testimony of a man of faith a century ago who let go everything except one dollar (when he started out in obedience to the Lord). When the watchman was asked to let someone else read the book he was led to carry with him on a short trip, he was reminded in his spirit to find the even bigger and much thicker (in fact complete collection) book he has also about that man!

Not only the thick book, he was led to take out two other books. One is written by a prophet about time and the other was written by a person who visited heaven and hell and back. He was given the assignment to read all and finish watching three sets of DVDs (each containing several real life testimonies) of divine healing that happened today, all in one week.

Then this morning he received the exact answer to his prayer. The short chapter of Jeremiah, chapter 45. The message is clear: look at the unseen, watchman and not the seen. Be led by the Spirit of the Lord. By flesh it is impossible to accomplish the assignment. By the Holy Spirit nothing is impossible. (Zech4:6)

O watchman/scribe, This is not the time to seek great things or anything for yourself. Seek God. His will be done on earth as it is in heaven!

Jeremiah (NKJV) 45 Assurance to Baruch (with whom the watchman identifies as one things he has been doing is recording ‘messages’ and ‘signs’, like Baruch did).

45 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the instruction of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch: ‘You said, “Woe is me now! For the Lord has added grief to my sorrow. I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.”’ 

“Thus you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Behold, what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land. And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I will bring adversity on all flesh,” says the Lord. “But I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go.”’”


The above message is confirmed by another New Testament message which he was led to read after he prayed in response:

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 5:16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:5 Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
For we walk by faith, not by sight.


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