They Went Backward

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:36 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the songs “Fully Ready,” and “He Gives Purpose.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 7 (Select vv. NASB).

Stubborn Evil Hearts (vv. 21-26)

Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat flesh. For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.’ Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward. Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending them. Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers.

The Lord Jesus today is speaking to me in reference to this passage of scripture with regard to the institutional church here in America, which is in partnership with the US government. So much of today’s church here in America has gone the way of the world, and has accepted a diluted gospel in order to appease their own consciences when the Spirit convicts their hearts concerning their own sinful thoughts, actions and addictions. They have gone backwards in that they have largely rejected the gospel of salvation according to Jesus, and according to his NT apostles, and have adopted, instead, a gospel which is more appealing to the flesh and acceptable to the world, which does not require repentance or obedience to Christ’s teachings, but entertains the sinner, instead, so that he or she feels good about themselves even while they are committing sinful acts of rebellion against Almighty God.

So many today who call themselves Christians, and even Christian ministers, are just going through the motions of worship of God and faith in Jesus Christ, for they never came to the cross of Christ and died with Christ to sin, nor were they resurrected with Christ to newness of life, “created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4:24). Thus they were not regenerated of the Spirit of God and do not have the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit within them. They are still walking in the flesh, and not in the Spirit, which means they are destined to die in their sins without God and without hope, and to spend eternity in the fires of hell.

Others truly came to know Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives, and they walked with him for a time, but the pressures of this life soon took hold on them, as well as the temptations of the flesh, and so they went backward and not forward, and quenched and grieved the Spirit, and they now live as though they were never cleansed from their sins. Now they live as though they think their good works will save them, or as though God’s grace gives them free license to continue in sinful rebellion against God.

They Will Not Listen (vv. 27-28)

“You shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you; and you shall call to them, but they will not answer you. You shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

Much of today’s church not only rejects the true gospel of Christ in favor of humanistic philosophy and a desire to make nice with the world, but much of today’s church has turned on those who hold to the truths of scripture, who believe what the New Testament teaches with regard to repentance and obedience to Christ – as necessary components of saving faith – and who follow the Lord Jesus in surrender to his will for their lives. Much of the leadership in these institutional churches are trained to watch out for those with “strong convictions,” and to encourage them to “go someplace else,” while making their target audience the people of the world whom they can make and mold according to their image. Much of today’s church, in order to dilute the gospel, and so as to make the world feel comfortable in their meetings, has turned a deaf ear to God’s calls to obedience and to repentance, and they have thus treated those who share the true gospel with contempt.

The institutional church here in America is comprised of true believers in Jesus Christ, many who are living in spiritual adultery against their Lord; those who profess to know Christ as Savior, but who made a false confession of faith; those who have no faith at all, but who attend the services as more of a social activity or to be with loved ones or friends; and, of course, the US government (via the 501c3). The US government, in concert with the New World Order “Beast” has been coming against Christians, primarily in the Middle East, for some time now, but now they are making it quite clear that they are now at war with Christians in the west, too. Barack Obama and Pope Francis are both major voices for the New World Order, a one-world totalitarian government (and communism), and a one-world religion which brings all religions and walks of life in unity, which thus means that the gospel of Jesus is no longer going to be tolerated, as it declares that Jesus is the only way to God and that only through death to sin can we be saved and live to righteousness.

Opposition to Christ and his gospel is increasing here in America at a rapid rate. Christians now are often tagged as intolerant, arrogant, ignorant, bigoted, hateful, prejudicial, and judgmental, and some are being accused of hindering others’ religious freedoms and human rights, and of creating a climate of hate and intolerance. Their strong convictions, it would seem, must be opposed and prohibited. Obama and the Pope are giving strong messages of the need for us all to come together as one, to put away our differences and all that divides us as the people of the world, which means disregarding the gospel of our salvation, and ceasing to spread the gospel by which people throughout the world might be saved. Our desire to share the gospel with others and to pray for their salvation is being compared, in some circles, to Hitler and to what led to the Holocaust, and is, in some cases, being attacked and regarded as us perpetuating religious hatred. The US government has, on the surface, supported Christians’ freedom of religion and freedom of speech, but they are now backtracking and are beginning to show their hand in openly coming against us now.

Their Detestable Things (vv. 29-31)

‘Cut off your hair and cast it away,
And take up a lamentation on the bare heights;
For the Lord has rejected and forsaken
The generation of His wrath.’
For the sons of Judah have done that which is evil in My sight,” declares the Lord, “they have set their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it. They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, and it did not come into My mind.

This morning, the Lord Jesus was showing me one way in which the US/N.W.O. is coming against Christians here in America. They have spies everywhere. Surveillance equipment is all over the place – at our stop lights, on street lights, in stores, through our computers, TVs, phones, the internet, even in our cars. There is not much any place where we can go now as Americans where Big Brother is not watching and listening. They also have encouraged American citizens to spy on members of their own families, on fellow church members, and on their neighbors and co-workers, etc. They tell the American people to contact a certain number or write to a specific email or something like that if they see any “suspicious” activity, which I believe now includes anything they might regard as “hateful,” “intolerant,” and the like. The information they collect on us is put into a database, and probably put on the cloud, where it can be used against us at some future time, using our own faith in Christ against us in order to accuse us of promoting hate in some way.

One of the ways in which these spies work is that they set traps for people, i.e. they befriend them, gain their confidence, in hopes that they will confide in them, and then they report whatever they are told by them. Another trap involves faking a problem or a need in which there is a cry for help so that the unsuspecting Christian, who loves Jesus and who loves the people of this world, will come to the rescue, only it is a set-up in order to get information out of them that can be used against them, such as the government does when they fake all these various scenarios in the news where they prey on people’s emotions, hoping to get a reaction from them on social media or other discussion-oriented websites or on personal blogs.

In other words, they use trickery to lure us to their aid, such as the refugee crisis, perhaps, but it could end up being a Trojan Horse, and not what they say it is. What I know is that the Lord keeps showing me that this refugee situation is about the New World Order invading nations in order to take them down, i.e. to conquer them. The goal of this N.W.O. “Beast” is to silence those who share the gospel of salvation, so when we confront sin, and call people to repentance, we might be targeted as hate-mongers. In other words, they will use our faith against us to attempt to suppress the Spirit within us from breathing his life out through us so that people may be saved. They set a trap for Jesus, too, but he didn’t avoid it. He did not back down one iota. And, we must also not back down out of fear of what they will do to us, but we must continue sharing our faith, even if they don’t listen.

The US/N.W.O. is putting the heat on Christians in America right now in order to air-condition us, i.e. either to shoot us full of holes literally, or figuratively to try to destroy our testimony for Jesus Christ, or in order to pressure us into conformity with the N.W.O. and its one-world religion, where no one gets in anyone else’s space by trying to convince them to believe in Jesus Christ and to obey him, but everyone unites together as one under a false religion which has no hope, no faith in God, and which sends people to hell. This false religion is open to all walks of life and all faiths, except it is intolerant of the Christian faith which teaches that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and our only hope of salvation. Our government is not in the Middle East fighting ISIS, as they profess, for they support, equip and train ISIS, the Taliban, and Al Qaeda, et al. I believe our government is financing the killing of Christians, and they now have their sights set on American Christians, too. And, the results will be catastrophic. This is what these “deals” are really all about.

So, the Lord is calling out to his people who are living in rebellion against him to repent of their sinful ways, to return to their Lord, and to follow the Lord Jesus in obedience to his commands (his instructions) which he has given us for godliness and holy living. He says that we must deny self, die daily to sin, and follow him. If his adulterous people will return to him, he will heal them, revive them and restore them to fellowship with him.

He Gives Purpose / An Original Work / June 9, 2012

“Listen to Me when I’m calling to you.
Obey freely My word.
Follow Me in all of My ways.
Do all that I say.
Hear Me gently whisper to you
My will for your life and future.
Give all of your life and heart to
Follow Me always.”

Repent of your sins and worship Jesus.
He’s your Lord and Master.
He died for your sins so you could
Live with Him today.
He has a plan for your life and
He gives purpose and direction.
He gives meaning to your life,
So follow Him today.

“I love you so much I gave My life for
You to walk in My ways,
Living for Me each day as you
Bow to Me and pray.
Witness for Me of your love for Me and
Of My grace and mercy,
How I died to save you of your
Sins now and always.”

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