Witness Him Now
TODAY when you hear his voice, don't harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled and tested Me in the wilderness. (Hebrew 3:7-9) This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "Only in returning to Me and RESTING in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it. (Isaiah 30:15)
Today when I read the Bible, I was reading in Jeremiah 17 starting in verse 19. It talked about observing the Sabbath, God's holy day. This is what the LORD says: "Listen to My warning! Stop carrying on your trade at Jerusalem's gates on the Sabbath day. Do not do your work on the Sabbath, but make it a holy day...If you obey Me, says the LORD, and if you keep it holy, then kings and their officials will go in and out of these gates forever. There will always be a descendant of David sitting on the throne here in Jerusalem. Kings and their officials will go in and out of these gates forever. There will always be a descendant of David sitting on the throne here in Jerusalem....But if you do not listen to Me and refuse to keep the Sabbath holy, and if on the Sabbath day you bring loads of merchandise through the gates of Jerusalem just as on other days, then I will set fire to these gates. The fire will spread to the palaces, and no one will be able to put out the roaring flames." (Jeremiah 17:19-27)
There are severe consequences for keeping the Sabbath and for not keeping the Sabbath, so I started thinking about the Sabbath. Is it Saturday? Is it Sunday? Does it matter? Can we just choose a day and rest? How do we do it? What does this mean? I think it is more than just in the natural. I think that what the LORD is talking about here is spiritual.
First of all, I have to say that just keeping the law will not get us to heaven. It is not possible. Only Jesus will get us to heaven. So to think "Thou shalt not!" does not do the trick. Then Jesus said that man was not made for the Sabbath, but the Sabbath was made for man. God knows that man needs to rest, so He commanded us to rest one day a week. For some of us, that feels impossible. But if we will let God work this work in us, it is amazing. Many, many years ago, I made a choice not to do anything on Sunday. (I know that is not the Sabbath, but it worked for me.) I rest. Sleep. Spend time with family. Relax. It has saved us because we work hard. Whew!
But what I just said is still in the natural, and even though I think this is so important, I do not believe that this is the most important. Hebrews also talks about this Sabbath rest "Today when you hear His voice, don't harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled , when they tested Me in the wilderness. There your ancestors tested and tried My patience, even though they saw My miracles for forty years. So I was angry with them, and I said, 'Their hearts always turn away from Me. They refuse to do what I tell then.' So in My anger I took an oath: 'They will never enter My place of rest.'" (Hebrews 3:7-8). Can you hear His voice? Is He speaking to you? Can you hear what He is saying? He is speaking LOUDLY to me. So I have a choice when I hear His voice. I can either harden my heart, or I can obey what He says. There is severe consequences to not listening to what He is saying.
"Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. YOU MUST WARN EACH OTHER EVERY DAY, while it is still "today," so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ. " (Hebrews 3:12-14)
Can you see how careful we have to be in our walk with Jesus? It is so easy for our hearts to become hard - evil and unbelieving, turning away from God. We have to stay firm until the end. And when we are believing, trusting, and obeying God, our souls find rest. For some of us, there is no rest. We have been going the wrong way. Our heart is hard. But I have good news!
"God's promise of entering His rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it. (Are you trembling? I am!) For this good news - that God has prepared this rest - has been announced to us just as it was to them. But it did them no good because they didn't share the faith of those who LISTENED TO GOD. For only we who believe can enter His rest. As for the others, God said, "In My anger I took an oath: 'They will never enter My place of rest,' even though this rest has been ready since he made the world. We know it is ready because of the place in the Scriptures where it mentions the seventh day: "On the seventh day God rested from all His work." (Hebrews 4:1-4)
So guys, this is the Sabbath God is talking about. It is a place of rest. We cease from our own labors, and we enter into His rest. We believe what He says and trust Him. We do what He says for us to do and our souls find rest. This "place" has been ready for us since the foundation of the world. It is only when we believe Him and obey Him that we can enter into this glorious place that was prepared for us from the beginning of all time. So I want to ask you a question. Is your soul at rest and peace? If it is not, there is "good news."
So God's rest is there for people to enter, but those who first heard this good news failed to enter because they disobeyed God. So God set another time for entering His rest, and that time is TODAY. God announced this through David much later in the words already quoted: "Today when you hear His voice, don't harden your hearts." ...So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God's rest have rested fro their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest. BUT IF WE DISOBEY GOD, as the people of Israel did, we will fall." (Hebrews 4:8-11)
So guys, today! Today is the day. Do not harden your hearts, or the LORD will set fire to your gates, and the fire will spread to the palaces, and no one will be able to put out the roaring flames. (Jeremiah 17:27). God is not playing! Rejoice that He is giving you another chance. Another day! Another day to find rest in Him. TODAY! If you hear His voice do not harden your hearts! I am asking this in Jesus' name. AMEN
I need to talk. Frankly, the Word that the LORD spoke yesterday morning moved me. I want to weep. It feels like the time for some people to come to the LORD may be over - "Those people who say they are mine. They honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. And their worship of Me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote." (Isaiah 29:13-14) The door may have closed, and my heart is heavy. But for those who genuinely seek the LORD, those who want to bring honor to His Holy Name, those who want to be a reflection of God's glory on this earth, there is another message. I think this message is for you. You would not be reading my posts or listening to my videos if the Spirit were not calling your name. So I want to speak to you.
"Soon - and it will not be very long - the forests of Lebanon will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will yield bountiful crops. In that day the deaf will hear words read from a book, and the blind will see through the gloom and darkness. The humble will be filled with fresh joy fro the LORD. The poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. The scoffer will be gone, the arrogant will disappear, and those who plot evil will be killed. Those who convict the innocent by their false testimony will disappear. A similar fate awaits those who use trickery to pervert justice and who tell lies to destroy the innocent." (Isaiah 29:17-21)
All of this will happen inside of us. Those of us who are deaf will hear, those who are blind will see, we will no longer scoff or be proud or plot evil. We will no longer pervert justice or tell lies. "My people will no longer be ashamed or turn pale with fear. For when they see their many children and all the blessings I have given them, they will recognize the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob. They will stand in awe of the God of Israel. Then the wayward will gain understanding, and the complainers will accept instruction." (Isaiah 29:22-24)
Even though we are not where we want to be right now, the LORD is about to do something amazing. We just have to let Him. We have to quit resisting Him. And once He is through doing His work in us, "The glory of Lebanon will by yours - the forests of cypress, fir, and pine - to beautify My sanctuary. My Temple (that's us) will be glorious! The descendants of your tormentors will come and bow before you. Those who despise you will kiss your feet. They will call you the City of the LORD, and Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Though you were once despised and hated, with no one traveling through you, I will make you beautiful forever, a joy to all generations. Powerful kings and mighty nations will satisfy your every need, as though you were a child nursing at the breast of a queen. You will know at last that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel. I will exchange your bronze for gold, your iron for silver, your wood for bronze, and your stones for iron. I WILL MAKE PEACE YOUR LEADER AND RIGHTEOUSNESS YOUR RULER. Violence will disappear from your land; the desolation and destruction of war will end. Salvation will surround you like city walls, and praise will be on the lips of all who enter here." (Isaiah 60:13-18)
All the turmoil that is going on inside of us will be gone. Violence will disappear from our land. Never again will we be against each other. Righteousness and peace will guide us and rule us. "No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the LORD your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set; your moon will not go down. For the LORD will be your everlasting light. Your days of mourning will come to an end. All your people will be righteous. They will possess their land forever. For I will plant them there with My own hands in order to bring Myself glory. The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen." (Isaiah 60:19-22)
I think that somehow or another we always thought that this would happen when we get to heaven, but that is not so. God is doing this in His people while we are on earth. This is part of His big, good plan, a plan to prosper and not to harm, a plan to give us hope and a future. God is coming to set us free and heal our hearts. He is coming to do in us what we cannot do for ourselves. We are HIS workmanship. He is planting us with His own hands in order to bring Himself glory. When our God does all of the good things He plans to do for His people, the whole world will know it. We will be glorious and beautiful forever.
So friends of mine, look up! Your Redemption is drawing near. "Go out through the gates! Prepare the highway for My people to return! Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders; raise a flag for all the nations to see. The LORD has sent this message to every land: "Tell the people of Israel, 'Look, your Savior is coming. See, He brings His reward with Him as He comes..'" They will be called "The Holy People" and "The People redeemed by the LORD." And Jerusalem will be known as "The Desirable Place" and "The City No Longer Forsaken." (Isaiah 62:10-12)
Blessings to you. May you, too, see the LORD high and lifted up, and may His trane fill your Temple.
Another hard word for God's people. I want to ask you this question. Do you know the God we serve? He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
This is what the LORD says to His people: "You love to wander far from Me and do not restrain yourselves. Therefore, I will no longer accept you as My people, Now I will remember all your wickedness and will punish you for your sins."
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for these people anymore. When they fast, I will pay no attention. When they present their burnt offerings and grain offerings to Me, I will not accept them. Instead, I will devour them with war, famine, and disease."
Then I said, "O Sovereign LORD, their prophets are telling them, 'All is well - no war or famine will come. The LORD will surely send you peace.'" Then the LORD said, "These prophets are telling lies in My name. I did not send them or tell them to speak. I did not give them any messages. They prophesy of visions and revelations they have never seen or heard. They speak foolishness made up in their own lying hearts." (Jeremiah 14:10-16)
"Who will feel sorry for you, Jerusalem? Who will weep for you? Who will even bother to ask how you are? You have abandoned Me and turned your back on Me," says the LORD. "Therefore, I will raise My fist to destroy you. I am tired of always giving you another chance. I will winnow you like grain at the gates of your cities and take away the children you hold dear. I will destroy My own people, because they refuse to change their evil ways. There will be more widows than the grains of sand on the seashore. At noontime I will bring a destroyer against the mothers of young men. I will cause anguish and terror to come upon them suddenly. The mother of seven grows faint and gasps for breath; her sun has gone down while it is still day. She sits childless now, disgraced and humiliated. And I will hand over those who are left to be killed by the enemy. I, the LORD, have spoken!" (Jeremiah 15:5-9)
This is what the LORD says: "Do not go to funerals to mourn and show sympathy for these people, for I have removed My protection and peace from them. I have taken away My unfailing love and My mercy. Both the great and the lowly will die in this land." (Jeremiah 16:5-6)
"When you tell the people all these things, they will ask, 'Why has the LORD decreed such terrible things against us? What have we done to deserve such treatment? What is our sin against the LORD our God?'
"Then you will give them the LORD's reply: 'It is because your ancestors were unfaithful to Me. They worshiped other gods and served them. They abandoned Me and did not obey My Word. And you are even worse than your ancestors! You stubbornly follow your own evil desires and refuse to listen to Me. So I will throw you out of this land and send you into a foreign land where you and your ancestors have never been. There you can worship idols day and night - and I will grant you no favors!" (Jeremiah 16:10-13)
"I will upset the careful plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will allow the people to be slaughtered by invading armies, and I will leave their dead bodies as food for the vultures and wild animals. I will reduce Jerusalem to ruins, making it a monument to their stupidity. All who pass by will be astonished and will gasp at the destruction they see there. I will see to it that your enemies lay siege to the city until all the food is gone. Then those trapped inside will eat their own sons and daughters and friends. They will be driven to utter despair." (Jeremiah 19:7-9)
"Again and again the LORD has sent you His servants, the prophets, but you have not listened or even paid attention. Each time the message was this: 'Turn from the evil road you are traveling and from the evil things you are doing. Only then will I let you live in this land that the LORD gave to you and your ancestors forever. Do not provoke My anger by worshiping idols you made with your own hands. Then I will not harm you." "But you would not listen to Me," says the LORD. "You made Me furious by worshiping idols you made with your own hands, bringing on yourselves all the disasters you now suffer." (Jeremiah 25:4-7)
This message makes me so sad. To think that the LORD would say, "Do not pray for them anymore. I have taken away My unfailing love and mercy, and now they are going to die," causes my heart to weep. With everything I write, I share what the LORD is saying, but I always give a way of escape - turn in your heart and live. But today the LORD will not allow me to say that. I think everyone has already made his choice. If you heart is seeking God, it will continue to seek God until you enter the land He has promised. Our faithful God will see that this happens. He will see you safely home if you continue to cling to Him tightly. But for the rest of you who have refused to listen to God have instead chosen to go your own stubborn way, it may be too late. I hate to say that, but this is what I am seeing and hearing. If when you read this post, your heart is still crying out, "No! Don't let it be too late," then it is not too late. Seek God and find Him. Cry out to Him. Weep. Mourn. Rend your heart. Do this while there is still time. God is giving you one more chance.
Even the stork that flies across the sky knows the time of her migration, as do the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane. They all return at the proper time each year. But not My people! THEY DO NOT KNOW THE LORD'S LAWS. How can yo say, "We are wise because we have the Word of the LORD," when your teachers have twisted it by writing lies? These wise teachers will fall into the trap of their own foolishness, for they have rejected the Word of the LORD. Are they so wise after all? I will give their wives to others and their farms to strangers. From the least to the greatest, their lives are ruled by greed. Yes even My prophets and priests are like that. They are all frauds. THEY OFFER SUPERFICIAL TREATMENTS FOR MY PEOPLE'S MORTAL WOUND. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of these disgusting actions? Not at all - they don't even know how to blush! Therefore, they will lie among the slaughtered. They will be brought down when I punish them, says the LORD. I will surely consume them. There will be no more harvests of figs and grapes. Their fruit trees will all die. Whatever I gave them will soon be gone. I, the LORD, have spoken! (Jeremiah 8:7-13)
Friends of mine, we have to search our hearts here. Are we offering superficial treatments for the mortal wounds of God's people? Are we giving assurances of peace when there is no peace? And we fill no shame when we do this. Sweet Jesus! It's like everything is permissible right now, and we just say, "It's OK. God will forgive you." LORD help us all. According to this scripture, if we continue to do this, all of our fruit trees are going to die, and God will punish us and cause us to lie among the slaughtered. Oh my goodness. What have we done? What are we doing? LORD, forgive us!
"The snorting of the enemies' warhorses can be heard all the way from the land of Dan in the north! The neighing of their stallions makes the whole land tremble. They are coming to devour the land and everything in it - cities and people alike. I will send these enemy troops among you like poisonous snakes you cannot charm. They will bite you, and you will die. I, the LORD, have spoken!" (Jeremiah 8:16-17)
If you listen carefully, you can hear this sound. The enemy is approaching. He is coming to devour the land and everything in it - cities and people alike. We think it is the deep state or some dark force beyond our control, but it is not. It is God. He is sending His armies to devour the land because our sin is so great.
"My people bend their tongues like bows to shoot out lies. They refuse to stand up for the truth. They only go from bad to worse. THEY DO NOT KNOW ME, " says the LORD. "They pile lie upon lie and utterly refuse to acknowledge Me," says the LORD. Who is wise enough to understand all this? Who has been instructed by the LORD and can explain it to others? Why has the land been so ruined that no one dares to travel through it?
The LORD replies, "This has happened because My people have abandoned My instructions; they have refuse to obey what I said. Instead, they have stubbornly followed their own desires and worshiped the images of Baal, as their ancestors taught them. So now, this is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies, the God of Israel, says: Look! I will feed them with bitterness and give them poison to drink. I will scatter them around the world, in places they and their ancestors never heard of, and even there I will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely."
This is want the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: "CONSIDER ALL THIS, and call for the mourners. Send for the women who mourn at funerals." This is what the LORD says: "Bodies will be scattered across the fields like clumps of manure, like bundles of grain after the harvest. No one will be left to bury them." (Jeremiah 9:3,6,12-18,22)
CONSIDER ALL OF THIS! Please! Consider all of this! All that is about to happen is because we have abandoned God's instructions, and we have refused to obey what He said. We do not know Him. Sweet Jesus! Help us! Send a godly sorrow upon us that will lead us to repentance. We are so guilty. I am so sorry. We have offered superficial treatments for mortal wounds. Oh my goodness! Forgive us! We have promised peace when there is none. We have stubbornly followed our own desires and worshiped the image of Baal as our ancestors taught us. We thought that we were wise. We were not.
This is what the LORD says: "Don't let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly KNOW ME and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
"A time is coming," says the LORD, "when I will punish all those who are circumcised in body but not in spirit - the Egyptians, Edomites, Ammonites, Moabites, the people who live in the desert in remote places, and yes, even the people of Judah (that's us). And like all these pagan nations, the people of Israel also have uncircumcised hearts." (Jeremiah 9:23-26)
It is our heart that God is after. If we are withholding our heart, judgment is at our doorstep. But if you will consider your ways, God says in Deuteronomy 30: "In the future, when you experience all these blessings and curses I have listed for you, and when you are living among the nations to which the LORD your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions. If at that time you and your children return to the LORD your God, and if you obey with all your heart and all your soul all the commands I have given you today, then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes. He will have mercy on you and gather you back from all the nations where He has scattered you. Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth, the LORD your God will gather you from there and bring you back again. The LORD your God will return you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will possess that land again. Then He will make you even more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors! The LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the hearts of all your descendants so that you will love Him with all your heart and soul and so you may live!"
This is "Good News!" In the middle of all that God is about to do, there is good news. Our God demonstrates His unfailing love to us by bringing justice and righteousness to the earth. He delights in this. He is bringing justice and righteousness into the hearts of His people. We will live under a government that is just and fair. We will be a bride without spot and wrinkle. He does this when we allow Him to circumcise our hearts. He cuts away injustice and unrighteousness until our hearts are only filled with His unfailing love and glory. Our God reigns. In the coming days, the whole world will know it.
Blessings, my friends. May you, too, see what I am writing as "Good News."
I have to speak what I am hearing. It is not possible to remain silent now.
"To whom can I give warning? Who will listen when I speak?
Their ears are closed, and they cannot hear. They scorn the Word of the LORD. They don't want to listen at all. So now I am filled with the LORD's fury. Yes, I am tired of holding it in!"
"I will pour out My fury on children playing in the streets and on gatherings of young men, on husbands and wives and on those who are old and gray. Their homes will be turned over to their enemies, as will their fields and their wives. For I will raise My powerful fist against the people of this land," says the LORD. "From the least to the greatest, their lives are ruled by greed. From prophets to priests, they are all frauds. They offer superficial treatments for My people's mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their disgusting actions? Not at all - they don't even know how to blush! Therefore, they will lie among the slaughtered. They will be brought down when I punish them," says the LORD.
This is what the LORD says: "Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, 'No, that's not the road we want!' I posted watchmen over you who said, "Listen for.the sound of the alarm.' But you replied, 'No! We won't pay attention!' Therefore, listen to this, all you nations. Take note of My people's situation. Listen, all the earth! I will bring disaster on My people. It is the fruit of their own schemes, because they refuse to listen to Me. They have rejected My Word...
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "I will put obstacles in My people's path. Fathers and sons will both fall over them. Neighbors and friends will die together." (Jeremiah 6:10-21)
LORD, I am asking that You would give us all eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart to understand what You are saying. Let a godly fear enter the hearts of Your people. Let us ask for the old, godly way, and let us walk in it. Forgive us, LORD, for being ruled by greed. We are sorry. Forgive us for not listening to You. We are sorry. Change our hearts. Take out this heart of stone and put in a heart of flesh. Sprinkle us with clean water so that we can be clean. Tear down our idols and pour Your Spirit into us. Send light and truth and mercy and grace. Send Your unfailing love. Send Your kindness that leads us to repentance. You have to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. I am asking this in the Mighty Name of Jesus! AMEN
For over ten years now the LORD has been speaking to me. When He first started speaking, He told me, "You are a voice crying out in the wilderness, 'Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'" So my message has been and always will be a message of repentance. Not many people want to hear it. Then in November of 2020, the Word of the LORD started coming to me in waves, one after another, strong words of rebuke, so I fell on my face, and I repented. Now, morning after morning, He is waking me up with strong words of warning for you. I have to speak what the LORD is telling me, but all the other voices - the voices of the prophets - are saying something different. They are saying, "America will be great again." So I want to share with you what the LORD showed me this morning, and you decide what you want to believe.
In 2 Peter 1:19-21, Peter says, "We have great confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. YOU MUST PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place - until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophets own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God."
God told the prophets exactly what was going to happen. He laid out His plan for the ages for us all to see. He didn't want us to be surprised. He didn't want us to be unprepared. His plan. In black and white, God wrote out His story. He told us what He was going to do and why He was going to do it. It is fascinating! Line upon line. Precept upon precept.
But not everyone can hear what He is saying. Not everyone can see what He is doing. They don't want to. They don't like His plan. "Are you amazed and incredulous? Don't you believe it? Then go ahead and be blind. You are stupid, but not from wine! You stagger, but not from liquor! For the LORD has poured out on you a spirit of deep sleep. He has closed the eyes of your prophets and visionaries. All the future events in this vision are like a sealed book to them. When you give it to those who can read, they will say, 'We can't read it because it is sealed.' When you give it to those who cannot read, they will say, 'We don't know how to read.'"
And so the LORD says, "These people say they are mine. They honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. And their worship of Me is nothing but man made rules learned by rote." Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites with amazing wonders. The wisdom of the wise will pass away, and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear." (Isaiah 29:9-14)
Wow. A spirit of deep sleep. Blind. The book is sealed. Oh my goodness! Why? They honor Me with their lips, but I want their heart. Isaiah 30:8-16 says, "Now go and write down these words. Write them in a book. They will stand until the end of time as a witness that these people are stubborn rebels who refuse to pay attention to the LORD's instructions. They tell the seers, 'Stop seeing visions!' They tell the prophets, 'Don't tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies. Forget all this gloom. Get off your narrow path. Stop telling us about your Holy One of Israel.'"
This is the reply of the Holy One of Israel: "Because you despise what I tell you and trust instead in oppression and lies, calamity will come upon you suddenly - like a bulging wall that bursts and falls. In an instant it will collapse and come crashing down. You will be smashed like a piece of pottery - shattered so completely that there won't be a piece big enough to carry coals from a fireplace or a little water from the well."
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "Only in returning to Me and resting in Me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength." Did you hear that? Only in resting. Only in quietness and confidence will we be saved! "But you would have none of it. You said, "No, we will get our help from Egypt. They will give us swift horses for riding into battle." But the only swiftness you are going to see is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you ! (Isaiah 30:8-16)
I know that many people do not want to think that the earth is about to be destroyed. We don't want to believe that America was chosen by God to bring about this destruction. We want to think that America is God's chosen place and that God will come to rescue us, but that is not what is written. "O beautiful Babylon, sit now in darkness and silence. Never again will you be known as the queen of kingdoms. For I was angry with My chosen people and punished them by letting them fall into your hands." (Isaiah 47:5-6). America is Babylon, and the spirit behind Babylon and America is - "I am and there is no other." God allowed His chosen people to fall into the hands of this selfish spirit. It was punishment. So our country was chosen by God to bring punishment on God's people first, then on the whole earth. "Babylon has been a gold cup in the LORD's hands, a cup that made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank Babylon's wine, and it drove them all mad." (Jeremiah 51:7)
So the culmination of God's big, good plan is to destroy Babylon (America). "O beautiful Babylon, sit now in darkness and silence. Never again will you be known as the queen of kingdoms. For I was angry with My chosen people and punished them by letting them fall into your hands. But you, Babylon, showed them no mercy. You oppressed even the elderly. You said, 'I will reign forever as queen of the world!' You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences.
"Listen to this, you pleasure-loving kingdom, living at ease and feeling secure. You say, 'I am the only one, and there is no other. I will never be a widow or lose my children.' Well, both these things will come upon you in a moment: widowhood and the loss of your children. Yes, these calamities will come upon you, despite all your witchcraft and magic. "You felt secure in your wickedness. 'No one sees me,' you said. But your 'wisdom' and 'knowledge' have led you astray, and you said, "I am the only one, and there is no other.' So disaster will overtake you, and you won't be able to charm it away. Calamity will fall upon you, and you won't be able to buy your way out. A catastrophe will strike you suddenly, one for which you are not prepared." (Isaiah 47:5-11)
It is coming, guys, and it is coming fast. The LORD's plan is unfolding right in front of. our eyes. The LORD of Heaven's Armies has sworn this oath. "It will all happen as I have planned. It will be as I have decided...I have a plan for the whole earth, a hand of judgment upon all the nations. The LORD of Heaven's Armies has spoken - who can change His plan? When His hand is raised, who can stop Him?" (Isaiah 14:24-27)
To find out more about what is about to happen in America:
Isaiah 13 & 14
Jeremiah 50 & 51
Revelation 17 & 18
But there is always another voice calling: "Do you think that I like to see wicked people die?" says the Sovereign LORD. Of course not! I want them to turn from their wicked ways and live. However, if righteous people turn from their righteous behavior and start doing sinful things and act like other sinners, should they be allowed to live? No. of course not! All their righteous acts will be forgotten, and the will die for their sins.
Yet you say, 'The LORD isn't doing what's right!' Listen to Me, O people of Israel. Am I the One not doing what's right, or is it you? When righteous people turn from their righteous behavior and start doing sinful things, they will die for it. Yes, they will die because of their sinful deeds. And if wicked people turn from their wickedness, obey the law, and do what is just and right, they will save their lives. They will live because they thought it over and decided to turn from their sins. Such people will not die. And yet the people of Israel keep saying, 'The LORD isn't doing what's right!' O people of Israel, it is you who are not doing what's right, not I.'"
"Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign LORD. Repent, and turn from your sins. Don't let them destroy you! Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? 'I DON'T WANT YOU TO DIE,' says the Sovereign LORD. 'Turn back and live.'" (Ezekiel 18:23-32)
The LORD said, "Only in judgment will you learn what is right." LORD, help us to learn what is right. Cause a godly fear to fall on the land, a Spirit that leads us to repentance. Open our blind eyes and unlock our deaf ears so that we can see and hear and understand and turn in our hearts. O send out Your light and Your truth. Let them lead us, let them bring us to Your holy hill and to your tabernacle. In Jesus' mighty name. AMEN
I can hear a song rising. Its notes are clear and true. Listen. Can you hear it, too?
In that Day, everyone in the land of Judah (that's us) will sing this song:
Our city is strong!
We are surrounded by the walls of God's salvation.
Open the gates to all who are righteous;
allow the faithful to enter.
You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in You,
all whose thoughts are fixed on You!
Trust in the LORD always,
for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.
He humbles the proud
and brings down the arrogant city.
He brings it down to the dust.
The poor and oppressed trample it underfoot,
and the needy walk all over it.
But for those who are righteous,
the way is not steep and rough (thank you Jesus!),
You are a God who does what is right,
and You smooth out the path ahead of them.
LORD, we show our trust in You by obeying Your laws;
our heart's desire is to glorify Your name.
In the night I search for You;
in the morning I earnestly seek You.
FOR ONLY WHEN YOU COME TO JUDGE THE EARTH
WILL PEOPLE LEARN WHAT IS RIGHT.
Your kindness to the wicked
does not make them do good.
Although others do right, the wicked keep doing wrong,
and take no notice of the LORD's majesty.
O LORD, they pay no attention to Your upraised fist.
Show them Your eagerness to defend Your people.
Then they will be ashamed.
Let Your fire consume Your enemies.
LORD, You will grant us peace;
all we have accomplished is really from You.
O LORD our God, others have ruled us,
but You alone are the One we worship.
Those we served before are dead and gone.
Their departed spirits will never return!
You attacked them and destroyed them,
and they are long forgotten.
O LORD, You have made us great.
You have extended our borders,
and we give You the glory!
If your heart is singing this song, you are part of the redeemed, the remnant, the Bride. You are making yourself ready. If your heart is not singing this song, but you want to, face Jesus with your heart wide open and ask Him to teach you the words. Ask Him to teach you the tune. Ask Him to do for you what you cannot do for yourself. Let Him surround you with walls of salvation. Let Him make your city strong!
Blessings, my friends. May we all learn how to sing the song of the redeemed in this hour. It is a beautiful, beautiful song that fills the whole earth with God's glory!
I want to speak what the LORD is telling me. He has been speaking the same word to me since January of 2009, but I see this day fast approaching. It is the Day of the LORD, a day of the LORD's judgment on the whole earth. This morning as I look out across the land, I see the fast approaching armies. They are coming from all directions, and I see no way they will relent. They are coming close. What is happening right now is world wide. It is a power play. It is ruthless. It is cruel. So I want to tell you what the LORD says. I don't want you to be caught unaware.
Look! The LORD is about to destroy the earth and make it a vast wasteland. He devastates the surface of the earth and scatters the people. Priests and laypeople, servants and masters, maids and mistresses, buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, bankers and debtors - none will be spared. The earth will be completely emptied and looted. The LORD has spoken!
The earth mourns and dries up, and the land wastes away and withers. Even the greatest people on earth waste away. The earth suffers for the sins of its people, for they have twisted God's instructions, violated His laws, and broken His everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse consumes the earth. Its people must pay the price for their sin. They are destroyed by fire, and only a few are left alive...The city is left in ruins, its gates battered down. Throughout the earth the story is the same - ONLY A REMNANT IS LEFT, like the stray olives left on the tree or the few grapes left on the vine after harvest.
But all who are left shout and sing for joy. Those in the west praise the LORD's majesty. In eastern lands, give glory to the LORD. In the lands beyond the sea, praise the name of the LORD, the God of Israel. We hear songs of praise from the ends of the earth, songs that give glory to the Righteous One! (Isaiah 24)
Can you hear it? Can you hear the sound of praise rising up from the earth. Stray olives and a few grapes praising the Righteous One. I can hear the sound. It is growing louder and louder. Melodies and harmonies joining together as one to bring praise to our King. In the middle of all of this chaos, a song is being sung, and it is beautiful! And it is rising until it fills the whole earth.
My prayer is that your heart will be singing this amazing song, too. May the God of all music enter your heart with power to bring you a joyful song of thanksgiving and praise. May this song fill your heart to overflowing so that you can join in this joyful assembly that will usher in our soon coming King. I am asking this in the mighty name of Jesus! AMEN
I have to say what is on my mind. I have thought things and said things the last few days that I have never thought or said before in my life, so I want to tell you what is going on inside of me.
My whole life I have believed that America was chosen by God and blessed by Him. Somehow I never questioned this. I just believed it was true. I always thought that Israel and America were the "chosen" ones and that God would always come and fight for us because we are His. It never occurred to me, despite all the wickedness I saw, to question this assumption.
Then in November God started giving me some hard words. I shared them with you in my live videos. On Monday, November 9th, the LORD said, "If you want to get involved with civilian affairs, you can never please Me. I am the One who sets up kings and kingdoms, and I am the One who takes them down." While making that video I made a conscious choice. I turned my back on my country and what is happening in this country, and I turned my face toward Jesus and started walking. I no longer thought about or worried about or even cared about who became president. This was HUGE! Then two days ago I got up in the middle of the night, and God took me to Jeremiah 50 and 51. I trembled. Read my post from two days ago.
Jeremiah 51: 6-9 says, "Flee from Babylon! Save yourselves! Don't get trapped in her punishment! It is the LORD's time for vengeance; He will repay her in full. Babylon (AMERICA) has been a gold cup in the LORD's hands, a cup that made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank Babylon's wine, and it drove them all mad. But suddenly Babylon, too, has fallen. Weep for her. Give her medicine. Perhaps she can yet be healed. We would have helped her if we could, but nothing can save her now. LET HER GO; ABANDON HER. Return to your own land. For her punishment reaches to the heavens; it is so great that it cannot be measured."
Oh my goodness! God said, "LET AMERICA GO; ABANDON HER. NOTHING CAN SAVE HER NOW. Her PUNISHMENT reaches to the heavens; it is so great it cannot be measured!!"
So I began to think about my country - really think about my country. In January of 2009, the month that President Obama first took office, the LORD started speaking to me. At this time, He also unlocked scripture for me. I began to see God's big plan unfold right in front of my eyes, but I could not see where America fit in this plan until I saw Babylon. Every time God described Babylon I thought, "This is America." But it still did not click to me. I was thinking of Babylon as a spirit, and it is, but two days ago when God said, "Let her go; abandon her," I thought of Babylon as a place. For the first time I questioned my assumption that America was chosen by God and blessed by Him. So I started thinking - who is America.
Isaiah 47 describes her as beautiful and proud, loving pleasure, living at ease, feeling secure. "O beautiful Babylon, sit now in darkness and silence. Never again will you be known as the queen of kingdoms. You said, "I will reign forever as queen of the world!" You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences. "Listen to this, you pleasure loving kingdom, living at ease and feeling secure. You say, "I am the only one, and there is no other. You felt secure in your wickedness. 'No one sees me,' you said. But your 'wisdom' and 'knowledge ' have led you astray, and you said, "I am the only one, and there is no other."
So to me America could be described as a beautiful woman covered with jewels and gold and fine linen, living in luxury. She is proud and boastful and arrogant. No. That's who she was. That's not who she is now. Now she is a spoiled child who constantly whines. Entitled. Ungrateful, unthankful. She throws a fit when she doesn't get what she wants. She doesn't play fair. She takes what doesn't belong to her, and she does not care who she hurts. She yells and screams when someone else has something she doesn't have. "It's not fair," she says.
AMERICA. Wow. How wrong could I have been? America was a gold cup in the LORD's hands, a cup that made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank America's wine, and it drove them all mad. (Jeremiah 51:7) The kings of the world have committed adultery with her. Because of her desires for extravagant luxury, the merchants of the world have grown rich. (Revelation 18:3) Her bountiful table became a snare, a trap that made her think that all was well. Her blessings caused her to stumble, and so she will get what she deserves. Her eyes went blind so that she could not see, and her back will now be bent forever. (Romans 11:9-10)
Oh my goodness! People, flee Babylon. Don't fight for her anymore for strong is the One who judges her. Then I heard another voice calling from heaven, "Come away from her, My people. Do not take part in her sins, or you will be punished with her. For her sins are piled as high as heaven, and God remembers her evil deeds." (Revelation 18:4-5). Don't get caught up in what is happening right now. Let her go. Face Jesus and open your heart wide. Let Him be your country. Let Him be your hiding place.
We are coming upon crazy times people, and in the coming days we will know how crazy. So how do we make it? Fix your eyes on Jesus, guard your heart, and give thanks. Seek first the kingdom of righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. This is God's hour, and we will know it.
Here it is 2:30 in the morning. I can't sleep, so I get up to read. I am trembling at what I see. For the last couple of months the LORD has been speaking hard words over me, words of preparation. He has been calling me into account in every area of my life, and I am listening. Then at Christmas the LORD told me to tell you that Babylon has fallen. In March of last year, in one day, Babylon fell.
Now you might say, "What is Babylon? Where is Babylon?" Isaiah 47 and Revelation 18 tells us. "Listen to this, you pleasure-loving kingdom, living at ease and feeling secure. You say, 'I am the only one, and there is no other, I will never be a widow or lose my children.' Well, both these things will come upon you in a moment: widowhood and the loss of your children. Yes, these calamities will come upon you, despite all your witchcraft and magic." "You felt secure in your wickedness. 'No one see me,' you said. But your 'wisdom' and 'knowledge' have led you astray, and you said, 'I am the only one, and there is no other.' So disaster will overtake you, and you won't be able to charm it away. Calamity will fall upon your, and you won't be ab le to buy your way out. A catastrophe will strike you suddenly, one for which you are not prepared. You said, "I will reign forever as queen of the world!" You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences. (Isaiah 47:8-11, 7)
Babylon is a spirit - I am and there is no other. I believe with all my heart that this is the spirit over America. Both corporately and individually, everything is about us. Then in Revelation 18 it says, "She glorified herself and lived in luxury, so match it now with sorrow. She boasted in her heart, 'I am queen on my throne. I am no helpless widow, and I have no reason to mourn.' Therefore, these plagues will overtake her in a single day - death and mourning and famine. She will be completely consumed by fire, for the LORD God who judges her is mighty."
And the kings of the world who committed adultery with her and enjoyed her great luxury will mourn for her as they see the smoke rising from her hatred remains. They will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment. They will cry out, "How terrible, how terrible for you, O Babylon, you great city! In a single moment God's judgment came on you.
The merchants of the world will weep and mourn for her, for there is no one left to buy their goods. She bought great quantities of gold, silver, jewels, and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk, and scarlet cloth...The merchants who became wealthy by selling her these things will stand at a distance, terrified by her great torment.
The description of Babylon fits America to a T, so when God said, "Tell the people that Babylon has fallen," I knew what it meant. Then the last couple of days, the LORD has been giving me words to tell you about how to make it in the coming days. His promises are in black and white - solid, immoveable, and I was filled with joy. I am about to make those videos.
Then this morning I got up because I couldn't sleep. I randomly opened my Bible, and I could not get away from this message.
Listen to the LORD's plans against Babylon and the land of the Babylonians. Even the little children will be dragged off like sheep, and their homes will be destroyed. The earth will shake with the shout, "Babylon has been taken!" and its cry of despair will be heard around the world. This is what the LORD says, "I will stir up a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Babylonia. Foreigners will come and winnow her, blowing her away as chaff. They will come from every side to rise against her in her day of trouble.
Flee from Babylon! Save yourselves! Don't get trapped in her punishment! It is the LORD's time for vengeance; He will repay her in full. Babylon has been a gold cup in the LORD's hands, a cup that made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank Babylon's wine, and it drove them all mad. But suddenly Babylon, too, has fallen. Weep for her. Give her medicine. Perhaps she can yet be healed. We would have helped her if we could, but nothing can save her now. LET HER GO; abandon her. Return now to your own land, for her punishment reaches to the heavens; it is so great it cannot be measured. Raise the battle flag against Babylon! Reinforce the guard and station the watchmen. Prepare an ambush, for the LORD will fulfill all His plans against Babylon. You are a city by a great river, a great center of commerce, but your end has come. The thread of your life is cut. The LORD of Heaven's Armies has taken this vow and has sworn to it by His own name: "Your cities will be filled with enemies, like fields swarming with locusts, and they will shout in triumph over you." (Jeremiah 50:45, 51:1-2,6-9,12-14)
America is a wicked nation, and we felt secure in our wickedness. We said, "No one see me." Our 'wisdom' and our 'knowledge' have led us astray. We said, "I will reign forever as queen of the world," but we did not reflect on our actions or think of the consequences, but the time of consequences has come. I believe with all my heart that judgment is at our doorstep.
So what do we do? The LORD said, "Flee Babylon! Save yourselves! Don't get trapped in her punishment! LET HER GO! Return now to your own land. We have all gotten caught up in the politics of the day. Both sides. Neither side is good. Neither side is REPENTANT. Neither side is turning to God. America is just another kingdom of this world - pride filled, arrogant, filled with selfish ambitions and bitter envy. America is filled with everything that God hates - all things earthly, sensual, demonic. What God loves is wisdom that comes from above. This wisdom is pure, peace loving, gentle at all times, willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness. (James3:13-18) This wise kingdom is inside of us. It is the kingdom of heaven. Flee Babylon. Return to your own land. Face Jesus and open your heart wide. Ask Him what He wants you to do. Follow Him. Hide in Him. Fear Him.
What is happening in our politics is the LORD's doing. We are on the brink of a civil war. The time of judgment has come, and no one can stop it. What we have to do now is not get caught up in it all. We cannot change any of the choices being made by others, but we can change is what is happening inside of us and the choices we make. Fix your eyes on Jesus, guard your heart, and give thanks. God is ALWAYS up to something good.
Blessings, my friends. May God give us all eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart to understand what the Spirit is saying. May the God of peace, Himself, sanctify us all completely, and may our whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our LORD Jesus Christ. For He who calls us is faithful, who also will do it.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."