“The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”
Today 3-18-16 I asked and the Spirit said, “Go back to January first.” [in my journal]
I re-post with additions for “…those who should listen.”
On January 1st, I asked. “Jeremiah 6, was the Spirit’s response.
I read 6 and continued into chapter 7, then went back to chapter 5 also.
In Jeremiah 5:11-13 (NASB) it says, “For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously with Me.” declares the LORD. “They have lied about the LORD and said, “Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, and we will not see sword or famine.” The Lord goes on to say, “The prophets [the ones declaring ‘Not He]’are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!” [added for clarity]
Has the church world wide heard these words? Has the concept of “Not He…” been taught when there are qualifying portions of verse that stipulate why and when “Not He?”
Jeremiah continues in verse 14, “Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, “Because you have spoken this word, [Not He] Behold, I am making My words in your mouth fire And this people wood, and it will consume them.” [added for clarity]
Better we be consumed by the fires of God’s Word here, and be resurrected to new life, than to be consumed forever and ever in an unquenchable fire, wrought by God for those who reject Him by rejecting His ways.
In recognizing destruction as a means to repentance in the camp Paul speaks of one man and says, “ I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 5:5 (NASB)
Paul knew eternity was more important than this life but that in this life repentance must come before eternity.
What God was willing to do to Jerusalem and His people He is still willing to do to us today, and all the more since we have known His grace, mercy and compassion. We have known His love as well as His discipline. Even the Tares have prospered in this time of waiting. He has been patient but there comes a time.
It is not that each of us has sinned to this point but have we said or have we been taught, “Not He; misfortune will not come on us and we will not see sword or famine.” And yet we stand next to the Tares, the rain falling on the just and the unjust! We have His Word foretelling things clearly. We must see what we see, to avoid what we must avoid!
The world today sees corruption and evil in the midst of our “Christian” nation. Evil and carnality go unchecked by the very “Savior” we proclaim allegiance to. “They are heathens, He is powerless,” they conclude, in their assay of our nation. He is not our God, as some have declared; “We are not a Christian Nation.” Oh what destruction we have brought upon ourselves! Sadly, the remnant will suffer with the unbeliever but the everlasting conclusions are far removed from each other.
“They [those who say Not He…] have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.” Jeremiah 6:14 (NASB) [added for clarity]
“Be warned, O Jerusalem, Or I shall be alienated from you, And make you a desolation, A land not inhabited.” Jeremiah 6:8 (NASB)
BE WARNED AMERICA. If guilty of the same things what should we expect? To be uninhabited by Him is to truly be uninhabited. So,…
“Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls.” Jeremiah 16:6 NASB
Righteousness was our ancient path. Christianity was our path. In His Ways are the Truth, and Life everlasting. Beginning with our own hearts, we must make the journey back to His Way, Truth and Life whether the nation does or not.
By Jeremiah here is what God said at the end of verse 6:16.
“But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.”
“And I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’ 6:17.
We might say about some prophecies, “This has happened already.” However, God is talking about things that He is against and not about events.
I believe He is saying to us again, “I change not. My standards are no different. I delivered Myself into your hands, appealing to your hearts as your means of escape. I did it for My names sake. My name means salvation not judgment.”
“My Word explains how to avoid the judgment that a rebellious heart will bring upon its self. As a nation you have forsaken, personally you who have not embraced My salvation, My Way, My Truth, My Life, have forsaken the gift I have freely given. The real gift is My Sons life in front of you. To the extent you do not obey Him, you have not honored our agreement. I forgave and saved you and you were to obey the teachings, the Way, of Christ Jesus.”
The free gift to us is not the washing and the forgiveness alone. It is the Words of Eternal life, in the lessons by Christ. It is the washing and forgiveness we learn to and do grant others. This demonstrates who and Whose we are.
He is the judge. We must guard our tongues. His righteousness that we demonstrate in the face of persecution, false accusation and trial is what teaches and leads others into the kingdom. Christ proved it. It also delivers us into the arms of our benevolent heavenly Father, as it did Christ Himself.
Do not think trouble is not coming. It is. Whether it does or not, eternal preparation now protects us then, whenever our “then” comes upon us.
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