[But do not yield to them.] Let them return to you–not you to [the people].
This amplification came to me at the exact time when Father gave me the promised settled place of quiet and safety, and?
I became His minister or ministering to Him my complete attention and devotion rather than worrying about setting up a ministry to minister to people, and?
At that time, the process began to separate the precious from the vile, cleansing my own heart from unworthy and unwarranted suspicions concerning His faithfulness.
Next? As the process to separate the precious from the vile—His nature from my nature, I became His mouthpiece to deliver the message in the journal of my life. On to Isaiah 30.
Isaiah 30:1-33 TLB
Woe to my rebellious children, says the Master; you ask advice from everyone but Me and decide to do what I don’t want you to do. You yoke yourselves with unbelievers, thus piling up your sins.
For without consulting Me you have gone down to Egypt to find aid and have put your trust in Pharaoh for his protection.
But in trusting Pharaoh, you will be disappointed, humiliated and disgraced, for he can’t deliver on his promises to save you.
For though his power extends to Zoan and Hanes, yet it will all turn out to your shame—he won’t help one little bit!
See them moving slowly across the terrible desert to Egypt—donkeys and camels laden down with treasure to pay for Egypt’s aid. On through the badlands they go, where lions and swift venomous snakes live—and Egypt will give you nothing in return!
For Egypt’s promises are worthless! “The Reluctant Dragon,” I call her! Now go and write down this word of mine concerning Egypt, so that it will stand until the end of time, forever and forever, as an indictment of Israel’s unbelief.
For if you don’t write it, they will claim I never warned them. “Oh no,” they’ll say, “you never told us that!” For they are stubborn rebels.
They tell My prophets, “Shut up—we don’t want any more of your reports!” Or they say, “Don’t tell us the truth; tell us nice things; tell us lies. Forget all this gloom; we’ve heard more than enough about your ‘Holy One of Israel’ and all he says.”
This is the reply of the Holy One of Israel: Because you despise what I tell you and trust instead in frauds and lies and won’t repent, therefore calamity will come upon you suddenly, as upon a bulging wall that bursts and falls; in one moment it comes crashing down.