With God, nothing is impossible.
To come and follow Jesus, we wear the same garment He gladly wore—His brown robe of holy humility.
A few years ago, I had a heavenly visitation in which God spoke very clearly to me. I was going through a difficult time because several children in our AIDS baby house had come down with a terrible case of measles. I was crying with my co-workers, and I said, “O Jesus, come to me now. I need You now. These are our babies.”
That’s when I saw Jesus in a vision, and He looked at me. I was undone! When I see His face, I am ruined. But He looked at me, and I noticed that He had two robes in His hands.
In His right hand was this glorious, translucent robe, dazzling and radiant. The material looked almost alive. It was stunning: a white robe with gold, blue, and royal purple interwoven in it. It took my breath away.
I looked up at Jesus and said, “That’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
In Jesus’s other hand, there was another robe. It was brown burlap; it had rips in it and was not clean. I have never liked brown. But when I looked at Jesus again, He said, “Heidi, choose your robe.”
I started screaming, “I want the brown robe! I want the brown robe!” I immediately thought to myself, “What am I saying?” I do not know why I said it because my natural heart longed for the beautiful robe.
The Lord smiled at me with those eyes of liquid love and said, “You’ve chosen well. This is the robe I wore on Earth.” And Jesus Himself put the robe on me.
Then He continued, “This other robe is yours too. In the kingdom, you will marry Me in this robe.” If we are low, He will lift us up. If we humble ourselves, He will exalt us. If we walk as He walked, wear what He wore, and love as He loves, we too will inherit the earth.
—Heidi Baker, Compelled by Love (via onetwentyone)
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"Missions and ministry are simply about laid-down passion at the foot of the cross, praying, "Possess me, Holy Spirit, that I might be conformed into the image of Jesus. Let me reflect the majesty of who He is." Let Jesus love you first so that you can love others as He did. When you lose yourself inside His huge heart, you find only pure joy in Him."
Compelled by Love, Heidi Baker