The Lord has shown me as I came before to write my next blog that his wrath is going to be poured upon his unfaithful church. In these last days says the Lord my anger is kindled against my people who have allowed my everlasting truth to be corrupted. As I was digesting this news he directed me to Lamentations 4.
As I read this my heart was grieved and through tears and a heavy heart I could feel Gods anger and frustrations at his church that he has created from the blood of his Son. Lamentations read thus – “The LORD has given full vent to his wrath; he has poured out his fierce anger. He kindled a fire in Zion that consumed her foundations. 12 The kings of the earth did not believe, nor did any of the world's people, that enemies and foes could enter the gates of Jerusalem. 13 But it happened because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests,
God has spoken, for the time is near when the unfaithful churches and ministers will be feeling the full wrath of Gods anger and we will begin to see the downfall of certain denominations. God is angry that ministers who call themselves servants of God deny the resurrection, who sanction gay marriages within the church and allow practices within Gods holy walls to be defiled. To those congregations who have defiled the holiness of gods dwelling place he has said the time is coming when I will pour out my wrath on these abominations. God is weeping over these churches at this very moment.
God’s voice is going out across the land for those that he defiled his sanctuary to turn from their ways and repent. God them directed me to Zechariah 3 where we read these words – “The angel of the LORD gave this charge to Joshua: 7"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'If you will walk in my ways and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here. 8 " 'Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come:
At this point God reminded me of a story that he showed some time ago that caused me to tremble before him, that is recorded in 2 Kings 7. The city of Jerusalem was under siege from the Assyrian army and things were desperate. Elisha came before the Kind and all his nobles and said that this time tomorrow food will be cheap. But a noble scoffed at this and said that it would not happen. He questioned Gods word. Elisha’s word did come true for this person was trampled under foot as the people rushed out from the city to buy food as a result of Gods intervention in the battle.
There is a warning here – those that scoff at Gods word, particularly in these last days can expect no mercy from God.
But God is faithful to those that heed his call and chose to walk in his ways as God pointed me to Isaiah 61. My heart was lifted as God reminded me again that he is going to raise up a people that will be called - “ oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour.
As our brother billyb is urging us to remember, we need to once again cultivate a healthy fear of God and pray for the salvation of those souls trapped in dead churches that are under the wrath of God.
But with upturned faces we gaze into the glory of the Lord for we are being changed into his likeness ready to face the battles ahead that that are coming upon this earth.
"cultivate a healthy fear of God". Thank You for sharing that. I failed to give the why, and you did. Acts 5:11 shows us one purpose for Gods judgements.
What is not healthy, is when those within His church do not even see, or fear the results of their disobedience. I fear you are right about those who teach those things that tickle ears, but do not convict.
May we desire what is Holy, and not what is secular. Too much secular has crept in. When needed, personally, I welcome Gods judgement, chastisement, it is for my good, if I will heed. He scourgeth every son He receives:) It is to our benefit. How secular many have become in their faith, and far from biblical. How blind many have become. And like the Laodicean church, they believe that they are rich, increased, have need of nothing, but toward God are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked. Brother, God Bless You. Billy.
Again, thank you for your blog. I believe that there is a good reason Jesus gave the letters to the churches to John at the time He gave him the prophecy of Revelation. I believe it is what will be going on within the churches at the time “of the end.”
I have seen what Jesus speaks of all over the US. As with the assembly at Pergamum and Thyatira, we see “the world” having infiltrated the churches. I especially see the assembly at Laodicea. “I know your works and what you are doing; you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth! For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”
He is attempting to awaken His people and His people will be awakened. The question is, “Just who are His people and who are not?”
Brother John, thanks for sharing what the Lord has revealed to you. May we all take heed.
From Hwa Silverpen
Brother John and all commenters, amen.
Your brother in Christ,
Good blog. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.