Time to Turn – Week in the Word 3-11-2018

Hello everyone and welcome to this week in the Word.

I pray all of you are blessed and thriving in the fullness of life that only comes from being surrendered to the Lordship of Yeshua the Messiah.

This week’s word has weighed heavily on my heart for some time. I believe I’ve shared portions in previous blogs, however this week I’ll share all. There have been days in past weeks in which the Holy Spirit has gripped my heart and I began to weep for the church in America. I’m not going to apologize if this message offends, my prayer however is perhaps it will awaken those who are still asleep and perhaps the body will be revived, strengthened and become on fire for the Messiah once again. In terms of time, when I say we have a “short” time this of course is a relative term. Short in God’s time doesn’t necessarily mean short in our time frame. However, I do believe we are 4 to 5 years away from major persecution coming unless the American church wakes up.
This week’s word comes from Isaiah 53:3, “He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.”

It’s interesting to note that the New King James uses the present tense ‘is’ as opposed to the past tense ‘was’ that’s used by many other translations. But I believe that’s what the Spirit is saying today.

Why church, is the Messiah despised by us?

Why is His word and His teachings rejected by so many?

Why have so many turned away from the solid foundation of the cross and the message of death to self and instead have turned to messages of flattery, that tickle the ears yet leave souls and spirit bankrupt?

Where is the church at this hour?

Show me a church in America in which the congregants will fall face down and mourn the deaths of millions of unborn babies. There are days my heart weeps and there are days my heart feels so cold. Why can’t we mourn for these precious souls and fight for those who have yet to be born?

We need to be revived. We need to pray for Gods Spirit to convict us and overwhelm us, so we can truly cry out to the Living God and repent for our sin of apathy. Today it seems the church has become too entangled in political correctness and would rather not desecrate the alter of baal disguised as “choice”!

Have we not read in Exodus 25:5 “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.…”
If we’ve in deed read this, then why do we test Him?

Was it not taught by the Messiah in Luke 10:27, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And yet there are so many who hate their neighbor, slander their neighbor, and in turn blaspheme God.

In Matthew 5:13 Messiah teaches, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.”

Because the church of America has lost its saltiness judgement is coming to it.
There is no way to repair the breech that’s been made in our walls. There is no way in which we can pray the coming judgement away. We have sown it with our callous hearts and indifferent gospel message. The only thing we can pray for is mercy. Church as we have known it is about to change forever in America.

In case you were hoping to rebuild the walls as Nehemiah did, it’s too late. The enemy is already inside the walls. There is no way to repair what’s been done. Judgement is coming. However, for those who have ears to hear please listen.

The Lord desires a spotless bride. It is now time for the bride to begin purifying herself. Let go of everything the Spirit of the Lord convicts you of being unclean. Depart from the ways of the world. Separate yourselves from the things in the world. Do not allow yourself to continue to be corrupted by worldly music or entertainment. It’s time to prepare for the Messiah.

Now is the time to reap souls. Now is the time to share the good news with your family members who are not born again. It’s time to be serious about the word of God and the eternal lives of all those you hold dear.

How will you fill if in the future you see your loved ones burning in hell because you were afraid of hurting their feelings and didn’t share the good news of Jesus? It is the time to plead to your family. It is the time to plead to your friends. Pray as though there were no tomorrow. Ask God to soften your hearts and to give you wisdom on how to share the good news of Yeshua/Jesus. Time is growing short and it’s only getting darker spiritually.

The reason I’m sharing this is hearts are going to grow colder. And as people continue to allow the devil to manipulate them through music and entertainment it will become increasingly more difficult for people to hear God and even turn away from their sins.
I believe this very deeply. I believe within 4-5 years unless the church of America truly turns from it’s current sins and abominations judgement will come. It will be swift, and all will know it is the Lord God who is judging.

Now please hear me, God will honor His word as it is written in 2 Chronicles 7:14 New King James Version (NKJV) “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” But we as the body of the Messiah must turn.

Everyone, please pray and ask God to give us a heart of flesh once again so we can truly turn from our apathy. It’s time to cut ties with worldly entertainment and anything that is causing us to compromise. Let it go. I’m going to share this not because it’s some righteous act but hopefully as encouragement to all my brothers and sisters in Messiah. My wife and I have not watched TV in over five weeks. It’s been one of the best things we have ever done. We spend more time talking, reading and listening to God’s word. There are some decent programs on, however as a whole TV is full of filth. Again, just pray and as the Lord leads cut ties with anything that causes compromise.
Beloved, make the most of every opportunity God gives you. Please take time to pray for loved ones and let’s bring as many as we can into the kingdom of God before it’s too late. While we still have the light, let’s continue to share the good news that eternal life comes only through surrender to Yeshua the Messiah. It will be very dark spiritually very soon. Continue to shine no matter the costs.

Till next week God willing.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May He turn His face toward you and give you His Shalom.

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