Witness Him Now
October 23, 2021
What's on your mind, Terri? A lot. How do I voice it all? Yesterday, I posted something that was random. All night long I had interceded for our country. The phrase "F _ _ _ Joe Biden" was ringing in my ears. It wouldn't go away. It is the heart of our country, and it is wicked. But as I went to post something about that, my Bible opened to Jeremiah 25, a passage about the cup of the LORD's anger being taken to all the nations of the world. All are made to drink from this cup, staggering, crazed by the warfare God is sending. All will drink from this cup, get drunk, vomit, and fall to rise no more. But then the LORD goes on to say that it will start with the leaders of His people, the evil shepherds. I am shaking because we always think this is someone else, but it is not. It is us.
For twelve years God has been having me say hard words, things that no one wants to hear. It is all scripture. Then a few days ago someone told me that I didn't have to say the things I am saying. He said I am refusing to submit to authority; and therefore, I am in rebellion. When I took all that was said that day to God, the words "Suppressing the Truth" kept coming to mind. I looked it up and read what the Bible said about this, and I trembled. "But God shows His anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness." (Romans 1:18)
Oh my goodness. I would never in a million years use the words sinful and wicked to describe the person who spoke to me. Never. I always took this passage to be talking about unbelievers. I am trembling. We can point the finger at the media and cry, "Fake news" all day long, because we know that they are suppressing the truth, but what if we are doing the same thing in the church? If that is the truth, then we are wicked, sinful people who suppress the truth by our wickedness. Those are God's words, not mine. Truth is what God says. His words are always a word in season - every season. God does not change, and it is ONLY the Truth that will set us free.
So I am praying without ceasing. I am praying for leaders and pastors, people who are in positions of authority in the body of Christ. Please, LORD, give us all eyes to see and ears to hear and a heart to understand what You are saying. Turn our hearts like water toward You. Turn our eyes from the world and the things of the world. Turn our eyes from evil things. Let us see what we are doing. Let us see what we have done. Give us a repentant heart. Godly sorrow. Break our proud spirit. Humble us before You, O LORD, our God. Unless You save us, we can't be saved. Unless You heal us, we can't be healed. Forgive us, LORD. We are a sinful, wicked people, but we don't know what we are doing. Teach us Your ways. Show us Your paths. Break our proud, arrogant spirit before it is too late. Hear our cry! Heal our land! We are asking this in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Jeremiah went on to say in chapter 26: "This is what the LORD says: stand in the courtyard in front of the Temple of the LORD, and make an announcement to the people who have come there to worship from all over Judah. Give them My entire message; include every word. Perhaps they will listen and turn from their evil ways. Then I will change My mind about the disaster I am ready to pour out on them because of their sins. Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says; If you will not listen to Me and obey My word I have given you, and if you will not listen to My servants the prophets - for I sent them again and again to warn you, but you would not listen to them - then I will destroy this Temple as I destroyed Shiloh, the place where the Tabernacle was located. And I will make Jerusalem an object of cursing in every nation on earth.'" (Jeremiah 26:2-6)
Please, listen to what the LORD is saying. He is not playing. He will do everything He said He is going to do. The only way to stop the destruction that is about to happen is to turn now so we can live.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."