Have we in the church not seen the changes in our country, in our culture, in the economy, in the signs of the times- escalating exponentially…even in the last several years? And have we not seen the changes in the churches as well? And that, not for the better?
Or did we think things would go on as they always have, with peace and prosperity? This is the time of great change in the world. If we doubt that God would ever touch America, or even the church, let us remember to look at the history of how the LORD dealt with his people Israel down through the ages.
History repeats itself, over and over, and it is a fact that nations and people who rebel against the LORD are set for judgment and overthrown. America is on the slippery slope. Christians who will heed the Word of God and serve their God in spirit and in truth will have to go through some hard times in the very near future, but they will be spared the harsh judgment of God, for He will protect and make provision for them.
1997 05 21.2
“The words of the Lord have not often been followed by those of the church. The ways of God are not the ways of the world. But My people, those who call themselves by My Name have turn their hearts to the ways of the world.
Look at what is said of My so called people. They align themselves with the world, and look like the world. They talk like the world. They act like the world. They work at the things of the flesh. Always seeking a new house, a new car, a new this, or a new that.
I have spoken: we are sojourning through a strange land that you are not citizen to. You are a citizen of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Look and know that the way of the Lord has to be spoken by the people of the Lord. They have spoken the ways of the earth. Sin is at the door of My House, the church. I have looked upon it and I have grieved in My heart for the strong ways they have had toward the worldly system of seeking the things of the earth. They have made it their sole occupation to search out, and find the most comfortable life within this earth.
Therefore they shall be judged by the wrath, says the Lord. They have sought the things of the earth. When I bring My wrath down, lets see if they can survive without Me. They have survived without Me in this earth, so lets see when the going gets rough, whether they can walk without Me or not!
Now this may seem to be somewhat fierce from Me, saith the Lord, but it is not. I have brought judgments in the past, and I will bring judgments in the future. But those who will walk with Me, shall be blessed by a protection from the wrath of Me. Those who will not seek Me will fall by that judgment. Those who will repent can then find that wrath protection from that time of repentance onward!
Know that this is a warning of the seriousness of being caught up in the earthly, worldly, system that you are in. Remember, be in the world, BUT NOT OF IT!!”