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And suddenly everything changes-a word to the wise.

Posted by appolus on March 20, 2020

In the solemn days of our times. When the bustling economies of the world come to a standstill. Who will search His word, who will search their hearts? Shall we ignore God? Shall we desperately try to keep going and keep doing what we were doing before? If the locusts descended upon you and the whole earth shook should you not look to the heavens and cry out to God and know the error of your ways? The Lord tells us in His word that we should let our tears run down like a river day and night, that we should give ourselves no relief and no rest. We should rise up from our slumbers and cry out in the night. Do we observe any of this brothers and sisters? The Lord also told us in His word that the He has caused the appointed feasts and the Sabbaths to be forgotten, In His burning indignation He has spurned the king and the priest.The Lord has spurned His alter and abandoned His sanctuary.

Lam 2:7 The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast.

One of our favorite pieces of Scripture says “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed because His compassion fails not. They are new every morning, great is His faithfulness. The Lord is my portion says my soul therefore I hope in Him” These words are penned in the midst of great affliction. They are the hearts cry of a man drowning in darkness, crying out to the living God and in the midst of those cries he discovers mercy and faithfulness and hope. Another favorite portion of Scripture is “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2Ch 7:14) Do you ever wonder why we never quote verse 13, the verse that comes before ” if I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 

You see, we dont like that part. We like all the benefits of Calvary but we do not like the cost. What cost you say, Jesus did it all. Yes He did but He directly commands us to take up our own crosses, every day. We are told that we must lift up the Lord Jesus Christ and He alone must be preeminent in the midst of our lives and in the midst of our gathering. We are the Ekklesia, we are the called out ones. And in the midst of those called out ones who gather together, Jesus and He alone is to be lifted up. He directs His people and He does it through the power of the Holy Spirit. And when we do indeed lift up Jesus and magnify Him then the power of God rests upon us.

So, a week ago, business as usual. Today, every “church,” in the western world is shut down. Who would have thought such a thing? Yet almost everywhere you can gather together ten or less. What is the Lord saying in the midst of this? Is He saying “hold on, eventually you can go back to business as usual?” Really? You really think He is saying that? If He is not saying that then what is He saying to us in the days that we find ourselves? Literally, everything in the world that can be shaken is being shaken. In every village and town and city throughout all of the lands fear stalks the streets. If we will not ask ourselves hard questions and search our hearts then shortly after this ends, another shall come. Like a building storm in a vast ocean the waves get higher and higher.

There is mercy to be found for the broken and the contrite. We have trampled His name in the street. Shall He cut of the rain, shall He send the locust? Or shall we return to our roots, our Biblical roots, all the way back to the beginning. We have gotten terribly off track. We have so many centuries of tradition and error upon error that we bear little or no resemblance to what we read in 1 Cor 14. The simple organic worship of the called out ones. Ones who desire to be led, wholly led, not by men, not by traditions not by liturgy or by program and deadly routine. God is speaking to us loudly and clearly. The question is, are we listening? If we would indeed humble ourselves and turn from what? Our wicked ways. Who is He talking about here? The people who call themselves by His name. You, and me. Our wicked ways brothers and sisters. We have denied and defied the Word of God in favor of our wicked ways. You cry out “how are we wicked?” We hold the covenants of God in our mouths and we declare His statutes. Yes indeed, it is part of your indictment.

The Lord tells us to call upon Him in the day of trouble. Call upon Him in repentance and contriteness and brokenness. If we do this and pray and seek His face, then He will hear from heaven and forgive our sin. What sin? All of our sin but especially the sin of having demoted Jesus to some kind of mascot or figurehead and raising up the idol of the pulpit in favor of actually hearing from God. We have a million little Moses who willing ascend that pulpit every Sunday, elevating themselves and taking the place and the role and the authority of Jesus. These men should tremble and repent and we should too for allowing such a travesty to unfold. And in that trembling and in that repentance we shall find a merciful God whose mercies are new every morning.

5 Responses to “And suddenly everything changes-a word to the wise.”

  1. Nina said

    Reblogged this on For Such A Time As This.

  2. Rebecca said

    In 2009 His Holy Spirit whispered “Habakkuk” and “You can not serve two masters” in my ear after listening to a minister lead the nation in prayer. He called on the name of Jesus and the name of Isa on the inauguration day. Yesterday as I reread Habakkuk with my own burden I can indeed see the shaking you speak about … a clear understanding … the vision that came to Habakkuk back then has come. HE is indeed working a work in our day that is surreal.

    If we look at the ‘woes’ we are able to see that humanity has long been building Nimrod’s tall towers all the while going the way of Cain’s self sufficiency. Wanting to be as god’s while turning backs on The Creator GOD. In His compassion and long suffering He has held back … until now.

    Someone called me yesterday and her words ring in my ear … “everything has changed for us in one day.” Her friend in Italy wrote on social media about the state of her country with a clear warning to Americans that the same is coming here. Indeed as the inspired word says, “Woe” … to him who covets evil gain … plunders other nations … sets his nest on high. There has been a long history of a false security and now no more because “pestilence and fever do indeed now follow at His feet.”

    As I write it sounds bleak BUT GOD is still in His Holy temple … like David who fell on His face before GOD to say I have sinned against You only. Psalm 51 should be our prayer “create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me … do not cast Your Holy Spirit from me!” My prayer is for the LORD to show me any sin … hidden or otherwise … I desire purification. This is a time of preparation … for some it is a repeat of Joseph’s mission … for all it is a time to prepare to meet the LORD with lamps full of oil. It is not a time to join the panic but to shine His light into this dark world. We are called to endure and to stand … I had such an awareness yesterday … it came with a joy in the midst of this sorrow … that it is time to look up.

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