Witness Him Now
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.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."