Anointing, broken foundations, Brotherly Love, Correction, drunkards of Ephraim, Fellowship, Forgiveness, hope maketh not ashamed, killing with the sword, Kingdom of God, Leading Captive, Loving the Brethren
Have you noticed now days, almost EVERYONE is a minister? If you have a social media account you will find that almost everyone from the most scripturaly ignorant to the most educated, they are ALL saying that they have the key, if you listen to them you will finally understand! I just got a friend request today from another stranger who requested I like their ministry page, I said I would look at it. I know of another man who considers himself a prophet. As he gives his audio sermons on his blog he claims that God speaks to him and reveals great secrets to him. The scripture he continually quotes – (Amo 3:7) Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. The problem is, this man has admittedly got it wrong in the past, many times. So last time God revealed his secrets to you, and did nothing but he revealed it unto you, his prophet, yet you got it wrong!
I keep asking myself the question, what is REALLY going on here? Why are almost EVERYONE God’s favorite servant today? When you think of being a servant of righteousness or a prophet who speaks forth the Word of truth, do you see it as a game of hit and miss? I guess since no one’s perfect, we should expect error and unrighteousness to accompany the servants of righteousness, the true prophets of God? Heck, it’s no wonder that everyone is a minister now days, they have no choice but to stand alone and fight in this dry wilderness land of confusion, don’t you think? Just as in the day of the judges, everyone does what is right in their own eyes and there is no king Jesus over them!
Let me tell you what I can see.
We have been trying to explain to you in this blog, in many ways and through many articles that the true people of God are scattered today, they are not walking in true unity and fellowship. This is the time we are living in, like it or not!
(Isa 30:8-18) Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill. 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.
Someone said to me, “the reason we are scattered is because we keep on tearing each other up with our words”, this person believes it is just a matter of being nice, if we are nice to one another, then we will have unity. Nothing could be further from the truth! Read the words of Isaiah again, he is speaking to you and me, it is God who has done this, he has scattered us, it is part of his judgement against us. Can’t you see this? Are you big enough to fight against God? Do you even really believe in the power of God? God has scattered us because we have sinned and despised his law, refused to hear it. We have sinned because we have NOT lifted up the holiness and highness of God, instead we have lifted up ourselves, we have fled on horses and refused to wait upon the Lord.
Jesus said, “the days are coming where he that kills you will think he is doing the will of God”. (John 16:2) We also know the scriptures also say this “he that hates his brother is a murderer and we know that no murderer will inherit the kingdom of God”. (1John 3:15) Jesus said, “If you call your brother a fool, you are endanger of hell fire”. (Matt. 5:22) The scriptures say “a fool has said in his heart that there is no God”. (Psa. 14:1) Jesus said “he who receives you receives me, he who does not receive you does not receive me”. (Mark 9:37)
So put all of these scriptures together, if you claim that I or any true brother is not your brother, then you have effectively called your brother a fool. You therefore are a murderer and we know that no murderer will inherit the kingdom of God! The problem is this, all of you “ministers” out there are accepting who YOU decide is in YOUR self interest. And you reject the rest because you are only interested your own things and not the things of God, you don’t fear God. Jesus said: (Luk 16:9) And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. Jesus is EXACTLY right, that is what many of you do! You receive that which glorifies YOUR flesh and you have no fear at all, you wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to murder your brother; you are so blind and under the judgement of God that you actually think you are doing God’s will!
Swallowing a camel and straining at a gnat.
Let’s compare a few things for a minute, let’s discuss what is righteous and wicked, or the worse sin. The scriptures tell us NOT to judge by outward appearances, but to judge righteously.
What is worse, to call your brother a fool outwardly, but continue to receive, love and tell the truth to him, or to reject your brother and murder him?
What is worse, to be angry with your brother and raise your voice or to reject and murder your brother?
What is worse, a man who yells at his wife when she is committing adultery or the fact that she is committing adultery?
These are only a few of the examples one could give to demonstrate the extreme wicked judgements plaguing those who are the scattered people I speak of today. People want to judge by outward appearances, but they will not judge righteously.
So here is the judgement of God, this is how he will deal with this rebellion. Ponder the following scripture: (Rev 13:10) He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity.
I can say today that I have led NO man captive. The scriptures tell us that it is the truth which set’s us free and in Eph. 4:8 it says – (Eph 4:8) Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. God has given me gifts, I have understanding that other men do not have, it’s not just an opinion, but it’s truth and no lie. If one of these “ministers” come along and forbid me to use the gifts that God has given to me, they are attempting to take me captive. If these “ministers” I speak of come along a teach a lie and not the truth, and they reject whom they will and receive whom they will, then they do not gather with Christ, but instead they scatter; they are attempting to lead others into captivity. (Mat 12:30) He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
I have seen this many times and this continues to happen, those who attempt to draw disciples after themselves, they teach lies and reject whom they will and accept whom they will, the Lord is setting the stage right now for them to be led themselves into captivity, because God is righteous and he won’t be mocked!
He that kills with the sword must be also killed by the sword.
The sword is the Word of God, as the scriptures say, “the letter kills, but the spirit gives life”. Today we have these many “ministers” using their swords against each other. Now we are not speaking of those who speak the truth, because remember, the truth sets free. Many people make the mistake of believing that if anything is said that hurts them or does not make them feel good, then the person speaking is killing with the sword, not true. The Word of God is supposed to cut away the things in you that are not of God and give life and freedom in Christ. He that kills with the sword is not setting people free in Christ, but are seeking to take captive and use the letter of the Word to subject others to themselves. The Lord is setting the stage right now as brothers continue to perpetrate violence on each other, turning their swords on each other, also the Lord is coming and he will do battle with the sword that comes out of his mouth. He that kills with the sword, must likewise also be killed with the sword because God is righteous and he will not give his glory to another.
Now you can go ahead and hate me buddy oh buddy, because I tell you the truth! But it is the Lord who tries the hearts of men, he alone is judge and he will set this straight right before your eyes!
(Psa 50:15-23) And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver. Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.
AMEN SO BE IT LORD JESUS!