Beloved, do you walk in LONGSUFFERING and MEEKNESS?
The Church of Jesus Christ was not made for backbiting. It was not made for gossip. It was not made for positioning oneself over another. It was not made for backsliding. It was made for Eternity, with Christ Jesus. It was made out of love, out of a pure Holy desire for our souls to be made right with God, who is Holy and Pure. Our God is love. The word “is” is the state of being. He was, is and will be LOVE. It was in Him to create all things through Christ Jesus, who is the image of the Incorruptible God, and it ‘behoved Him to reveal these things to us through His Son Jesus Christ. The love of God, manifested in a baby, born of a virgin, called to ‘preach the Gospel to the poor, set the captives free, restore the sight of the blind. (Luke 4:18-19)”
Has He done this for you? If so, how can you hate your brother? If you say you love God whom you cannot see, then why do you hate someone you can see ? John said in 1Jn 2:11
“But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.”
This is a deep truth beloved. Are we enemies to Grace, or friends of Grace? Do we really agree with the Cross? If we cannot forgive our brother or sister of offences, then we really need to examine our hearts. Do we feel that anyone justly deserves hell? Who are you? Were you not also an enemy of the Cross at one point? Were you not also an evildoer? How were you brought nigh? Were you brought nigh by your words, your works, or by the Grace of God bestowed upon you through Faith (a gift of God) in Jesus Christ (a gift of God as well)?
I am tired of the hypocrisy of the Body. On one hand we say we love God, on the other, there is no Grace for our brother or sister. This is sin beloved, and ought not to be. The Lord God reigns from heaven. Do you think that He will not see these things among us? Every man tends to his own house, and none regards the Word of God. How many do you see who will speak the truth without fear and compromise? It is a painful walk in these last days to do so. Jeremiah did not have many friends.
Was he alone? Judgment is coming, and do you think that you may flee by running away from God, the judgment that looms upon the horizon? Why do you think that for the last 3 or 4 years, men have meted out each thing that they buy – and have endured the loss of all of their possessions? Has America not reaped a judgment? Is this a righteous nation?
Our brother David Wilkerson spoke at length of the coming apostasy (it’s here btw) and the coming judgment. There are two books, one called “the Vision” and the other called “America’s Last Call”. Let’s face it, America is just like Sodom and Gomorrah. They have erected their idols and we see all perversion and filthiness spew out of the cup of wrath on a daily basis. Will God sleep and not wake to deal with the sins of the people?
Everything that I see in the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, I see all around me. When the Lord began to open that up to me by His Holy Spirit, I did not want to see it. I cringed at the thought that there is virtually no difference between backslidden Israel and the modern church. The only difference is that at this present moment, there is not any actual human sacrifice taking place…or is there? How long before Asherah poles and Baals shall be set up in every ‘sanctuary’ in the land? Is this not what the anti-christ will demand. He is not the first to attempt such. To some the image that speaks and expects men to bow to it, will be nothing more than a hallucination, or another idol among many. Meaning, they will have already given themselves over to whoredoms with idols. This will just be another idol. But God will come and make them eat the dust of their whoredoms as Moses forced the children of Israel to drink the dust of their idolatry.
These are the days where there is a lukewarm church that seemingly flourishes. Where are those who have been born again of the Spirit of God who cry out for this wicked generation? Where is the Word of God? It definitely ruffles feathers when I tell other believers that I have been around to the churches and they are not preaching the Truth, the whole Gospel, and in fact are leading their people astray and just plain not feeding them. But I am not the only one who says this. Read Ezekiel 34. God has something to say to the pastors who do not feed His flock:
Eze 34:1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 34:2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
Eze 34:3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
Eze 34:4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
Eze 34:5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
Eze 34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
I have seen this first hand. The righteous perishes and none take it to heart. There is a famine of the Word of God in the land, not of words being said, but of the TRUTH, the WAY, the LIFE, being preached (Jesus Christ). Why does this bother me? Did it bother Ahab or Elijah when the prophets of Baal prospered?
Are we not living in the last days? The wicked seem to prosper, and scoffers abound. Our leaders are corrupt and every man lies and manipulates. I am speaking not just of politicians, but of the church leadership. Some people hold their pastor higher than the Word of God, and they do not know the hand of the Good Shepherd, His face, neither His staff, nor His rod.
The only hope that we have is to repent and come back to the Cross, the pure Word of the Lord – we need to come back to our first love church. The time is drawing near to see Him.