GOD IS CALLING, HOW WILL WE RESPOND? – This Week in the Word 02-04-2018

Hello everyone!
I feel very blessed to join you today and bring you the week in the word from BNATL.com and Our Journey on Facebook. Everyday is a blessing from our Lord Yeshua/Jesus and I’m very thankful to be able to have the time to share what He has placed on my heart. For today’s word I’ll do my best to keep it upbeat, but often when you feel led to issue a warning it can come off a bit deep or harsh, but I hope you are blessed and encouraged.

Because Adonai is so loving and desires everyone to spend eternity with Him and wishes no one to suffer for all eternity He has sent warnings of coming judgement through various prophets, one such prophet was Ezekiel. In Ezekiel 33:8-10 it reads: “If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”

Today, my heart is heavy but if I don’t speak I feel I’m being disobedient to the living God and His Only Son who is to be forever praised our Lord and Savior Yeshua/Jesus.
Before I begin, please don’t take this as condemnation or accusation, I’m merely sharing what the word of God spells out and what He has decreed over the United States and all who continue to sin and rebel against His law and covenants.
The United States and its people, as well as many who call themselves “Christians” have crossed a line. The covenants of God have been desecrated and now what is evil is being called good and what is good is called evil.

Isaiah 5:20 reads: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light
and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

Many may ask, ‘what covenants or commandments did we break?’

These are the commandments and covenants which have been broken and have become a stench to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Exodus 20:3 states the first commandment which is “you shall have no other Gods before the Lord your God.”

However, this nation and its people have placed their pleasure and convenience over the Lord. We have chosen to be pleasers of men instead of pleasers of God. We choose to worship at the altar of what feels good and look upon our wealth or material possessions as our gods instead of to the One from whom every blessing great and small comes from His hand.

This United States and its people have broken the sixth commandment which is you shall not murder.

Many may ask, ‘who have we murdered?’

In Proverbs 6:17 it says one of the things the Lords hates “are hands that shed innocent blood.”

Please hear me when I say I mean no condemnation, in fact I’ve been in repentance for not being outspoken for those who don’t yet have a voice.

The innocent blood that soaks the United States is the blood of all the unborn children that have been sacrificed on the alters of convenience and under the god of self which is labeled as choice. For too many years many members of the church, including myself, have remained silent on the issue of life. We must turn away from this sin and ask Jesus/Yeshua to forgive us. We must arise and do all we can to assist those who are taking their babies to be murdered. It is not lawful for a woman to ask a ‘doctor’ to take the life of their baby. It is a sin and we must stop allowing the innocent to die.
In ancient Israel God judged the nation because they had sacrificed thousands of their children on the altar of Baal. Do we really believe He will not judge America since we have allowed millions of the unborn to be murdered? We must turn from this sin and beg for forgiveness.

America is also guilty of desecrating the first covenant God created, the covenant of marriage.

By striking down the true definition that was established by God that a marriage is between one man and one woman, the nation has defiled this sacred union.
Marriage is not between two men or two women or what ever number of people or objects man chooses to make it, it is a sacred covenant that is to be kept between one man and one woman.

America has desecrated the rainbow. The rainbow is not owned by any group or any individual, it is owned by God. It is the representation of the covenant God made with man that He would not destroy the earth by flood. The rainbow is the colors of the throne of God.

Ever since the ‘sexual revolution’ there are many in the church who have abandoned the true definition of marriage and have become apostate. Pastors have stopped preaching and teaching the statutes and commandments of God and instead desire to entertain their congregations with funny stories and jokes.
Pastors and teachers of the word of God do you not remember what is written? You will be judged with a stricter judgement. It would be better for you to teach the truth in love and have small congregations then to entertain an assembly of thousands and their blood be on your hands.

The church has lost its saltiness in America. The number of people viewing pornography are the same as those in the world. The number of teens and adults in the church that are committing fornication or adultery are the same as those in the world.
Yeshua/Jesus warned in Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its savor, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”

Does the church of America truly believe they will not be judged unless they repent and turn from the abominations it is committing?

Unless there is a move of repentance, a major turning away from these sins and asking Yeshua/Jesus for forgiveness the church in America will be trampled under the feet of the sons and daughters of satan.

I know this is hard to hear and read. It’s hard for me to share. But there is good news!

The church of the Living God, the true body of the Messiah, His bride, is making herself ready and the gates of hell will not prevail against us!!

God is slow in judgement and long lasting in patience. He desires no one to be separated from Him, which is eternal damnation.
God is love. In Him is peace. In Him is fullness of joy and life.
What is the absence of God? Pain, fear, and suffering.
There is still time to turn away from our selfish ways and ask the Living God to forgive us of our sins. Yeshua/Jesus died for all our sins and arose from death so we could share eternal life with Him.

In Romans 3:10-12 it reads, “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”

All of us have strayed from God. However, His promise in 1 John 1:9 is this: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Yeshua/Jesus said in John 3:3, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

To all non-believers:
The first step to becoming born again by God’s Spirit is repentance.
Repentance means to change our minds and turn around, make a 180 in our life. To turn away from our way of living and turn to God. We must acknowledge we have been in rebellion to God and His commandments and choose to begin living in obedience to God and His commandments.

We are saved by grace through faith, we are not under the law. However, the law never stopped being the law. If we love God, we will keep His commandments as it is written in 1 John 5:3 “For this is the love of God that we keep His commandments and His commandments are not burdensome.”

We must first repent and change the way we have been thinking and turn to God.
Next, we must ask for forgiveness. In 1 John 1:9 it reads, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
In Romans 10:9-10 it says, “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”
Yeshua/Jesus taught in Luke 9:23-25, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”

The price to follow Yeshua/Jesus is death to self. There is no way to sugar coat it. However, God’s grace and love are more than enough to help us overcome all struggles we have in this life. Following Yeshua/Jesus is where we learn about true living and life. Yeshua/Jesus said, “He is the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.”

For those who are struggling to turn away from their life of disobedience to God and ask for forgiveness please allow me to ask a question. Is whatever your holding on to worth where you will spend eternity? I pray God’s grace and love will overwhelm you to repentance where you can experience God’s love and acceptance.

To my brothers and sisters in the Lord. To those of you who have been standing strong, praying for the unborn and the lost, God bless you. Thank you for warring in the spirit. Continue to do so. God has more for you. More joy and more peace He is going to pour out into your lives. Do not grow weary in doing good. Continue to love those who hate you and pray for those who persecute you, just as the Messiah taught. Obey the Messiah and His Holy Spirit and you will experience more of the Lords presence.

To those who have been active in standing against the LGBT political agenda. God bless, and may He continue to bless and encourage you. Do not lose heart, you are doing the will of God by standing strong. Remember to stand strong in love and not in condemnation because we have all sinned and Yeshua/Jesus died for us all. Therefore, be kind and compassionate to those who are lost and confused about their sexuality. He desires to bring them home just as He brought every one of you. Pray for more workers who are skilled in addressing the issues this community of people face. God is interested in making everyone whole in Him.

To those who have allowed their flesh and the god of this world to rule their lives up until now, it’s time to repent. It’s time to turn away from everything that is distracting you. It’s time to turn away from the lust of the eyes and flesh, as well as the pride of life, and ask for forgiveness. It’s time to put away the devices that are nothing but stumbling blocks and portals to pornography and ask for forgiveness. God desires for you to know Him. He wants to heal you, free you and reveal Himself to you but you must turn. Stop allowing this world to distract you from your call in the Lord. Remember this world and everything in it will pass away. It will be destroyed one day. But the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel will reign forever and ever.
To my family and friends, I want you to know I love you. I desire nothing but your best in this life and your eternal life to come. If you struggle with sexual sins God is gracious and He is desiring to forgive you and free you from all the chains that bind. He will make you whole as you allow Him to be the Lord and God of your life.

And to those who claim to be atheist or agnostic I appeal to you. There is a God, He desires for you to know Him and be called His child. The evidence for the historical person of Yeshua/Jesus, His life, death, burial and resurrection are so overwhelming you’d have to be in complete denial not to know He is alive and He will be returning one day.

The most quoted scripture is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Son and whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
To believe in Yeshua/Jesus means to take Him at His word and follow Him. It’s not enough to say we believe He existed in our minds, we must commit ourselves to His word, His teaching and His Holy Spirit in our lives.

God will judge America, in fact, His judgement has already begun. The protection we once enjoyed as a nation is gone. It’s only a matter of time before His full wrath is revealed.

There’s no time left to sit on the fence. You cannot be lukewarm and be on fire for Yeshua/Jesus. You will have to make a stand. It will cost some of us our jobs; some of us our friends and family and it will even cost some of us our very lives and freedom. Many followers of the Messiah are already experiencing what we will soon be experiencing in America. Our only hope lies in repenting, turning back to God and begging for forgiveness of our rebellion.

To those who turn. To those who remain strong. To those who do not bend to the pressure of this world and this life you will be rewarded with eternal life, that is a promise from our Lord and Savior Yeshua/Jesus. So, stay strong, be bold, and remain humble in the Lord it is our time to shine, our time to arise, and our time to stand for the Lord our God. The God of Israel and the King of kings Yeshua/Jesus is on our side and He will rule forever and ever.

Till next week God willing.
The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you, the Lord turns His face toward you and give you His Shalom.

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