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Brothers and Sisters in Christ, do not be deceived,  we are encompassed with false teachers, we are encompassed with false brethren, we are encompassed with false prophesy, we are encompassed with people who glorify themselves, they are on the throne of their lives and not the Lord Jesus.   Make no mistake Brethren, WE ARE IN THE TIME OF THE NIGHT!   Right NOW!  Look around you, watch and pray – we live in a spiritual land, our kingdom is not of this world.  When you watch and pray, you are supposed to watch not with your physical eyes, but your spiritual eyes.  We have a kingdom that is not of this world, the Jerusalem from above is the mother of us all (Gal. 4:26), that is what you should be soberly watching and continually praying about.  The Lord is not as angry with another man’s wife, he is angry with his own wife who has gone after other lovers.

Gal. 4:9-10 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, (that is of this world) where unto ye desire again to be in bondage?  Ye observe days, and months and times, and years.

When Jesus was in the garden in travail asking his Father to take away the cup of the cross, Jesus asked his disciples to watch and pray.  What were they watching for?  Were they watching the news, reading the Roman decrees, speaking with those in the gate of the city and discussing world events?  No, they were watching for the betrayal of their Messiah into the hands of sinners!  Those that are drunk are not watching the heavenly Jerusalem, they are watching the earthly Jerusalem.  Those that are drunk are not praying for the peace of the heavenly Jerusalem, they are praying for the peace of the earthly Jerusalem.   Those that are drunk are not paying attention to the tribulation and mayhem in the spiritual land, they just watch and read the news, comment on world events, talk about so called conspiracy theories, read the letters of the Bible and claim they are wise and understand.  THEY ARE DRUNKARDS, they are drunk in the night!

“For the love of many shall wax cold”, “a man who says he knows God and hates his brother is in darkness and there is no light in him” – he is drunk in the night.   (Mat 24:48-51)  But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;  The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,  And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Being sober spiritually has nothing to do with physical drunkenness, but being spiritually drunk is like those who are careless, self-confident, they say that they are rich, they do not know that they are blind and naked.  So they rejoice in their habitations with other drunkards, they laugh at those of us who wish to warn them, they are drunk in the night.  

(Rev 3:15-18)  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

(Isa 28:1)  Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine, read it, they stumble and bump into each other, they vomit on the tables, they are drunk in the night!  Read verse 13 of Isa. 28, it says,  “for the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little, that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken”, just, like the church of Laodicea, the word of the Lord was not spiritually discerned but carnal, by the letter but not by the Holy Spirit .  How many bible teachers of today continue to quote Isa. 28:10-13 and don’t understand that they are admitting that they are the drunkards of Ephraim, who see the word of God as merely precepts upon precepts and lines upon lines, rather than living and breathing?  Don’t listen to them, they are drunkards, they unbelievably still think that verse 10-13 is a portion of the scriptures that encourages them to study the letters to get approved, they are being taken in the snare, they are drunkards!  The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.  It is the pride of our many commentaries, translations, knowledge of Greek and Hebrew, computerized search capabilities, that keeps us in this drunken state.  We think we are very prudent, but Jesus, in Rev. 3, called the church of Laodicea blind and naked, they are drunkards in the night.  People who are drunk rejoice in the night, when they really should be mournfully and soberly waiting for the morning.

(Isa 30:18) And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

Why is it that people who think they are serving God want everyone else to know about their great preaching expositions?  They film themselves hollering on the street, they are so proud to look like a fool in public, they are just suffering for Christ, right?  I see people call themselves apostles, great titles of honor and they film themselves so all can see.  Don’t they know that they stink to high heaven?  They are drunk in the night!  There are those who teach what we must do by command is “preach the gospel all around the world”, yet the scriptures say different, in Romans it says “how shall they preach except they be sent?”  There is no command in scripture for YOU to go around the world and preach the gospel, Jesus was talking to the New Testament Apostles, he sent them, he hasn’t sent you.  And yet again, you are drunk in the night!   You know don’t you, that this so called teaching of “The Great Commission” is just a ploy of Church attendees to guilt you into growing and making their Church bigger, right?, you know this, don’t you?  They are drunk in the night!  You really want to preach the gospel?  Then live a holy life!
(Joh 9:4)  I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
(Psa 11:3)  If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The foundations of our spiritual temple are destroyed, the walls of the city are not built, yet you think you should just preach the gospel, right?  Drunkard!

(1Th 5:2)  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
(1Th 5:6-7)  Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

So if you are truly waiting, watching and praying for the return of the Lord, you will know that he is coming back as a thief in the night.  The scriptures say that pretty much everything on this earth will be going on normally, people will be given in marriage, start families, work at their job, and the scriptures say that he is coming like a thief in the night at an hour you are not expecting him to come.  The reason he is coming back is to break up the house of the drunkard, he who sleeps and refuses to watch and pray.  All this false teaching about physical tribulation, evil rulers, physical anti-Christ, is by design and it plays right into the hand of God, the purpose is to snare the drunks and sleepers, who refuse to watch with their spiritual eyes and trust in the arm of their flesh to save them, looking for physical tribulation, not discerning the tribulation that really is.  Our kingdom is not of this world, we sit together in heavenly places with Christ.  Christians are not destroyed by physical persecution, they are not destroyed by getting their head cut off, they are not destroyed by being killed, if the devil had know the victory of the cross he would have never crucified the Lord.  Christians can only be destroyed by the real Anti-Christ sitting in the spiritual temple of the hearts of men, claiming that he is God, Christians are destroyed by wickedness in spiritual places, that is where the great tribulation really happens.

(Dan 11:15-16)  So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand. But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.

(Rev 12:10)  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

(Eph 6:10-13)  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Those who are drunk in the night do not see, nor do they recognize the power of the holy people that is destroyed by the Anti-Christ in the north, they do not believe the above scriptures about where this “power” resides.  Those who are drunk in the night use the arm of their flesh to save themselves, their power is in their own arm to save themselves, but our power is spiritual, not physical.  So how can a physical “Anti-Christ” destroy the power of the holy people unless he sits in the congregation of the sides of the north?  The scripture says “promotion does not come from the east, the west or the south, but promotion comes from the Lord who sits in the North!  The north is a spiritual plain from which to operate, consider the following scripture:

(Isa 14:12-14)  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Don’t you understand this?  The greatest place of power the Devil desires is not physical, but spiritual!  You see the drunkards believe in a physical temple with a really smart man claiming to be Christ, while all the while the Devil sits in the spiritual temple claiming himself to be God!

(1Co 3:16-17)  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

The Devil has no great advantage by standing in a carnal, unholy temple, that would be made by the hands of men, but a spiritual temple made by the hands of God.  The Devil has no great advantage by cutting of your carnal head and stacking it on a pile or putting it on a stake, but he wishes to cut off your spiritual head.  (1Co 11:3)  But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

The spiritual drunkard today is drunk in the night and the Lord shall come upon them as a thief in the night.  They drink spiritual mixed drinks, old wine, but none of them have drunk of the new wine, the wine the Lord makes, they are drunk in the night.

(Isa 6:8-12)  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,  And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

Brothers, sisters, you don’t need to be worried about physical things, but spiritual things, you need not worry about seeing the physical news even the carnal man can see, but watch and pray as the Lord is crying in pain, his bride crying in pain to be delivered of that man child which shall rule the nations.  Pray that you might be counted worthy to stand before the Son of God when he comes, with a sharp two-edged sword coming out of his mouth, it is the Word of God, not the carnal weapons of our warfare, but spiritual to the pulling down of strong holds.

(Rev 3:2-5)  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.  Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

(Rev 12:11)  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Rejoicing not  in iniquity but rejoicing in the truth – be not like a drunk man in the night!