Witness Him Now
Ten years ago the LORD started speaking to me. The first word He gave me was out of Ezekiel chapters 14, 18, and 21. He said, "Judgment is coming." That word still stands, but now I see it all through the eyes of grace and mercy. I see it through eyes of freedom and forgiveness. Then this week, God gave me another word. It is found in Ezekiel 7 - the end is here. That word is making me tremble, even as I type this. I need for people to know that every decision we make from this time forward will be huge. Every choice we make will lead to life or death, and I want you all to know that deception is knocking at our door. Then tonight I continued to read in Ezekiel, and God took me to Ezekiel 18 again. This is part of the original word God gave me ten years ago, "The soul who sins is going to die." I am shaking. I have to share with you the word that God just gave me. IT IS A WARNING!
"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 they 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)
Now is not the time to be playing with sin! Turn and live! In Jesus' name. Turn and live.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."