Witness Him Now
September 6, 2021
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON? From God’s perspective…
As most of you know, God has been speaking to me for the last twelve years. In this time period I have watched God’s big, good plan infold right before my eyes. I saw it in His WORD, then I started watching what was written unfold in front of me. World wide events. Power plays. Disease. Terror. Then when we were on our motorcycle trip last month, I saw something that I had never seen before. God’s big, good plan is to wipe humanity from the face of the earth. Every human. I saw it first in Zephaniah, then I started seeing this plan everywhere. Now I want to tell you what is going on - FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE.
As I was reading in Jeremiah while I was on the motorcycle, there was a reference to Zephaniah, so I turned to that prophet, and this is what God said, “I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” says the LORD. I will sweep away people and animals alike. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, and I WILL WIPE HUMANITY FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH,” says the LORD. “I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with My fist and destroy every last trace of Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. For they go up to their roofs and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. And I will destroy those who used to worship Me but now no longer do. They no longer ask for the LORD’s guidance or seek My blessings.” Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD for the awesome Day of the LORD’s judgment is near. The LORD has prepared His people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners.” (Zephaniah 1:2-7) God is talking to His people. That is us. Listen to what He is saying. The LORD has prepared His people for a great slaughter and has chosen their executioners.
This was the first time I saw it. We are ALL going to die. Say what?!?! That’s right. Then God took me Ezekiel 21. In January of 2009, God started speaking to me. He gave me words from Ezekiel 14, 18, and 21. Go to my website and read the first chapter of my book to find out what He said. But in Ezekiel 21 it says, “This is what the LORD says: I am your enemy, O Israel, and I am about to unsheathe My sword to destroy your people - the righteous and the wicked alike. Yes, I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked! I will draw My sword against everyone in the land from south to north. Everyone in the world will know that I am the LORD. My sword is in My hand, and it will not return to its sheath until its work is finished.” “Son of man, groan before the people! Groan before them with bitter anguish and a broken heart. When they ask why you are groaning, tell them, ‘I groan because of the terrifying news I have heard. When it comes true, the boldest heart will melt with fear; all strength will disappear. Every spirit will faint; strong knees will become as weak as water. And the Sovereign LORD says: It is coming! It is on its way!’” (Ezekiel 21:3-7)
Twelve years ago I saw that when God unsheathes His sword, the righteous and the unrighteous alike will perish. So, whether we believe and trust God or not, we are all about to die. Okay. I can see it in the natural, too. Disease. Do we get vaccinated? Do we not? It does not matter. We are all about to die. The people who believe in and trust God are going to die, and those who do not believe in and trust God are going to die. We are living in the DAY of the vengeance of the LORD. God is about to do everything that He said He is going to do. It just had to get bad enough before He would do it. We are there. It is just like it was before the flood. “The LORD observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and He saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil. So the LORD was sorry He had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke His heart. And the LORD said, “I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, I will destroy every living thing - all the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them. But Noah found favor with the LORD.” (Genesis 6:5-8)
So we have come to another time period in history where every inclination of man’s heart is upon evil continually. No one has to tell us that this is true. We can see it. We can see the results of wickedness all around us. So what does God want from us - His people? “Gather together - yes, gather together, you shameless nation. Gather before judgement begins, before your time to repent is blown away like chaff. Act now, before the firey fury of the LORD falls and the terrible Day of the LORD begins. Seek the LORD, all who are humble, and follow His commands. Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet the LORD will protect you - protect you from His anger on that Day of Destruction.” (Zephaniah 2:1-3)
It is time to come together and repent - turn from our wicked thoughts and imaginations. There is still time, and we can see from the passage above that God will protect some people from His anger on this Day of Destruction. Does that mean we won’t die? No. It means that God will protect our heart during these crazy times so that we can live. We think the battle is in the natural, but it is not. It is in the spiritual. Everything we see is temporary. Everything that is unseen is eternal. From this point on we have to stop focusing on and fighting for what we see - our property and our lives - and start focusing on what is going on in our heart. According to God’s word, we are all about to die, but God wants us to live. “Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternality.” (John 12:25). We are fighting the wrong battle. To live means to live forever. To die means to die forever. God wants us to live. Revelation 12:10-12 says: Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last - salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth - the one who accuses them before our God day and night. And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. AND THEY DID NOT LOVE THEIR LIVES SO MUCH THAT THEY WERE AFRAID TO DIE. Therefore, rejoice, O heavens! And you who live in the heavens, rejoice! But terror will come on the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you in great anger, knowing that he has little time.”
Can you see it? Are you experiencing it? Our accuser has been cast out of heaven - our heart! He can no longer point the finger at us and say, “Guilty,” because we have come to Jesus, and His blood has cleansed us, and we testify to this great work. We HAVE defeated Satan by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. Now we just have to turn our back on trying to save this temporary temple that we call a body. Those people in Afghanistan did this. They chose life, and now they live.
I know that everyone that is reading this knows we are in a battle, and many of you want to take up arms and fight. You want to fight for our country. You want to fight for our right to bear arms. You want to protect your family and your property. But I want to tell you what God says. I said, “Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.” “But you have cultivated wickedness and harvested a thriving crop of sins. You have eaten the fruit of lies - trusting in your military might, believing that great armies could make your nation safe. Now the terrors of war will rise among your people. All your fortifications will fall.” (Hosea 10:12-14)
So I was sharing this message with my husband this morning, and this is a hard word for him. He is kind of scrappy. But he finally said that it is hard for him to separate the natural from the spiritual. There is nothing we can do in the natural now. It is all spiritual. That goes against everything we have ever been taught and everything we have done. But what God is saying right now is that if we trust in our military might, we have eaten the fruit of lies, and we are cultivating wickedness and sin, and the terrors of war will rise among us. What He wants from us instead is to plant good seeds of righteousness - that is to trust Him. “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:3). When we do this, we will harvest a crop of love.
“You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in your and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.” (Matthew 5:38-42)
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute your! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:43-48). The LORD wants a perfect sacrifice, and that is what we will be. Holy. Set apart. Filled with love and mercy.
OK. So there is a lot to process here. I just read this to my husband. He said, “Where is the hope? We are all going to die!” There is such hope!!! This is God’s big, good plan. This is what the LORD says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me. I will be found by you,” says the LORD. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.” (Jeremiah 29:10-14). God is doing this for His people. All of this is for His people. This is not our home. We are only passing through. Paul said, “If our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.” (1 Corinthians 15:19). No. Our hope is for so much more.
When God gets through with us, “You will be called priests of the LORD, ministers of our God. You will feed on the treasures of the nations and boast in their riches. Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. For I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrongdoing. I will FAITHFULLY REWARD MY PEOPLE FOR THEIR SUFFERING and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be recognized and honored among the nations. Everyone will realize that they are a people the LORD has blessed. I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For He has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels. The Sovereign LORD will show His justice to the nations of the world. His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring with plants springing up everywhere. (Isaiah61:6-11). We will be priests and ministers. Treasures! Riches! Double honor! Double prosperity! Everlasting joy! It will all be ours! “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9). We have no idea what God is doing. We just have to trust Him.
But I am watching my husband’s reaction to this message. I know it is hard. I know you are saying, “I don’t know if I can do this,” but you can. “O Israel,” says the LORD, “if you wanted to return to Me, you could. You could throw away your detestable idols and stray away no more. Then when you swear by My name, saying, ‘As surely as the LORD lives,’ you could do so with truth, justice, and righteousness. Then you would be a blessing to the nations of the world, and all people would come and praise My name.” (Jeremiah 4:1-2)
This is what the LORD says to the people of Judah and Jerusalem: “Plow up the hard ground of your hearts! Do not waste your good seed among thorns (the world). O people of Judah and Jerusalem, surrender your pride and your power. Change your hearts before the LORD, or My anger will burn like an unquenchable fire because of all your sins.” (Jeremiah 4:3-4)
So what is the LORD saying? He is saying, “Trust Me with all your heart. I have good plans for you, plans to prosper and not to harm, plans to give hope and a future. You have no clue the goodness I am about to pour out on you. Your mind does not work that way. Trust Me. Put your hope in Me. Rejoice in Me. Give thanks to Me! All the things that are about to happen will work together for good for those who love Me and are called according to My purpose. I am going to conform you into the image of My dear Son. I am going to bring many Sons into glory. I am for you, not against you. Remember that always. “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
I want to leave you with this parting word because the LORD just told us that He was about to wipe all humanity from the face of the earth - the righteous and the unrighteous alike. And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this down: Blessed are those who die in the LORD from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, they are blessed indeed, for they will rest from their hard work; for their good deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13)
Be blessed, my friends! Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."