Many years ago I heard a man teach on the internet many truths about the Lord, about the present apostasy, about the end, things I believed that the Lord was, or had already shown me. I started attending his fellowship online and was desirous to be apart of a family. Being a father of a large family myself and having a vast history of experience in the institutional church system, and considering that I had already been separated from that system for years, I was looking for a family where Jesus was the head. It had been made clear to me by the scriptures that Jesus never started ONE organization, built ONE building, and the New Testament church was not a building, but a family with Jesus at the head. The important factor that existed in the NT believers were the people who were lively stones built together on a sure foundation, not a building or an organization.
I left this internet ministry when I realized that nothing had changed at all, this man spoke out of one side of his mouth and did something all together different out of the other side of his mouth. Everything about this ministry was all superficial, it sounded good and offered a certain amount of hope, but this man needed preeminence, he was the only elder, the only teacher, and this was no family where people loved one another and spoke the truth to one another, working out their differences like any other family, so that love and unity might prevail; but this fellowship consisted of ONE man glorified at the center, it wasn’t Christ being glorified, it was him. Just like any other organized one man ministry, everything was great, if you at the end of the sermon heaped praise on the ONE man for his great spiritual insight.
This man would give lip service to the notion that after he was done speaking he would open up the mic for any other comments, he love saying “if anyone here has something to add, encouragements or praise reports, you may now speak”, but if you had an issue with something or you wanted to teach or preach, or God forbid if you wanted to rebuke or exhort, forget about it! You might as well pick up your Bible and head for the door, but there was more than enough time to hear the wonderful comments from the dominate women and weak men who regularly offered praise after every sermon! After hearing such praise, you knew for sure who was in control and who the group would tolerate and who they would not!
The reason I am speaking about this today is simply this; I have followed this ministry, not to be a part of it, but I have found it very instructional to me, it has really confirmed somethings I knew to be true. Last Sunday morning at the end of his sermon, he suggested that someone else start teaching. He admitted that he is running out of material and lacking inspiration and he voiced concern that people were relying on him to much and not Christ, he even suggested that maybe he should stop teaching altogether! I sat shocked as I listened to this, I thought in my mind, “everyone and anyone, like myself, that had any substance or was able to teach or minister, they sir, are GONE because you were unwilling to allow rebuke, you needed preeminence! Now sir, you suggest finally that maybe this shouldn’t be a one man ministry anymore? What a hypocrite! Let me tell you what will happen, anyone who teaches besides you, will be uplifting you and not Christ, and they will be more vacant and unable to minister than you, that’s the foundation you have laid, sir, that’s the foundation that you must stand on!”
So I ask the question again, how bad do you really think it is going to get before the end? Consider the words of Isaiah the Prophet.
(Isa 3:1) For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
Gal. 3 & 4 tells us where our Jerusalem is, it is from above, the mother of us all. That is where our bread and water comes from, that is where our subsistence comes from. The Lord is taking it away, these are among the plagues the Lord is bring on those who refuse to leave the Harlot Babylonish system, they don’t want to flee Jerusalem and dwell in the wilderness.
(Isa 3:2-4) The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
The Lord is taking away and has taken away any remnant of true spiritual discernment – they had physical weapons, we have spiritual weapons, they had physical rulers, we have spiritual rulers. The plague the Lord is putting on those who refuse to leave harlot churchianity, it is God that will give women, children and even babies to rule over them!
(Isa 3:5) And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
Remember the words of Jesus? (Mat 10:21-22) And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
(Isa 3:6-7) When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
Yes, dear sir, the bread is running out for those who refuse to flee the harlot city! Your group of elites are running out of food and your end is coming! Isn’t it time to consider what I am saying, to humble yourself, and my word, just stoop yourselves down for a minute to read what I have got to say?
(Joe 1:11-13) Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
There are those who rejoice and pretend that they have no lack, just like the church of Laodicea, they thought they were rich and did not know that they were naked. I can tell you one thing brothers, you will never get the true riches of God until you acknowledge your nakedness, until you learn to mourn, you will never see revival, you will never be comforted. If you insist, you will continue to be delusional about your present state and the Lord will come on you as a thief in the night!
So I ask you again, just how bad will it get before the end? And when will you stop rejoicing in the works of darkness and iniquity, but truly rejoicing in the truth? The Lord will NEVER give his glory to another and he WILL have a bride without spot or wrinkle – a name and a praise on this earth!