Thursday, July 21, 2016

WARNING: If God wants to do a work in you, let him do it

I am seeing people and ministries get sidelined and taken out. Darkness is rising and satanic delusions are rising exponentially. But so is God's guidance and power if we draw near to him.

I need to issue a warning, to myself and to anyone who will listen. If God wants to do a work in us, we need humble ourselves right away and let him do it. Dealing with issues of character, clearing out deceptions, healing wounds, receiving his direction. If we are walking with Jesus, we are all going through the wash right now. Because the Lord wants a clean bride when He returns. He also wants us to be sharp, polished arrows in his quiver to strike the enemy and expand the Kingdom of Heaven right now. A big revival is coming, though I have a feeling the window of opportunity will be short.

This is the hour of judgment. If we do not humble ourselves when the Holy Spirit comes calling, then we are consigning ourselves to judgment. Maybe at other times, these issues would have been allowed to slide or be deferred. But not now. This is the end.

If anyone does not understand that our nation has come under God's judgment, he or she is not listening to the Holy Spirit. I say that unequivocally and as a warning, because anyone who is not standing with the Lord when judgment hits will be swept away by it. When I say judgment, I am talking about what ancient Israel experienced, Old Testament-style SWORD, FAMINE AND PESTILENCE. These calamities are coming soon and have already begun.

The modern American church has been consumed by a false gospel. It says, "We just have to love everybody and talk about God's grace," but there is little or no mention of sin, repentance and judgment. I hear this message all the time on Christian radio. The message is popular and fills churches, but it's like a spiritual anesthesia that puts people to sleep. It makes people think they are walking with God, when they aren't. They may not even know God at all, but are deceived into thinking that attending "church" makes them Christians. The truth is we can only know God after He breathes life into our spirits - born again, as Jesus said.

The Lord's supernatural protection is for those who draw near to him and walk with him:

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say to the Lord, 'My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!'" - Psalm 91:1-2

For Christians who are not walking with God when judgment comes, it's going to mean one of three things:

1) The pressure of calamity will drive them to repentance and they will be restored, or

2) They will perish during the calamities and pass into eternity on a note of unfaithfulness, having lost the opportunity to serve the Kingdom of Heaven at the most critical hour. God is fair and absolutely rewards faithfulness. Please see the parable of the talents, or

3) They will suffer through the calamities and find themselves left behind after Jesus comes to rescue his bride before the Great Tribulation. I believe there will many tears of repentance when people realize how severe the consequences will be for not heeding the Lord when the opportunity was given. The Rapture is not for all Christians, but for those are walking with him when He comes. If you don't believe that, please see the parable of the ten virgins in Matthew 25. All ten were virgins, all had lamps and all wanted to see the bridegroom. But only the five who had extra oil for their lamps came to the wedding feast. These were the Christians who maintained their relationships with the Lord Jesus to the end. They stayed alert and persevered:

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man." - Luke 21:34-36

"Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth." - Revelation 3:10

Again, God is fair, and mercy triumphs over judgment:
"...God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." - 1 Timothy 2:4-5

"He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name." - Revelation 3:12

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