Thursday, March 12, 2009

Depart From Evil and Do Good

Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Recently the Lord impressed upon me (once again) what's required of us. How simple is this: depart from evil and do good? You need a degree to understand that? Seek peace and pursue it...another tough concept? And yet we have all these so called experts running around telling us what God 'really' means because they have a degree......ooooooooooo......ahhhhhhhh. I read some material recently by a guy who said that institutions do two things well: 1. they bury good ideas, and 2. they defend their 'turf' to the death.

The Lord has given us lakes of pure, crystal water to look through and see things from the deepest part to the surface, and men decided "no, that's not gonna work, we'll lose all our power if people can figure things out without us," so they have jumped in our crystal clear waters and kicked up mud so thick you need a knife to cut through it. Then they tell you "now you need us to see the 'deep things' of God. It's been the same story throughout the history of mankind.

Listen closely, Jesus said he HATES these men, and these institutions, he hates them...He did not mince words when he told us twice that he hates the teachings and practices of the nicolaitans. Nico means conquer, and laitan=laity. How do these nicolaitans conquer you? Through institutions..They have created a pastoral SYSTEM, they have turned something that was a living breathing powerful organism, and turned it into a lifeless, dead, powerless institution made up of the rules, traditions and doctrines of men.

This guy also said "evangelical christianity does'nt need a bailout, it needs a burial." To that I say AMENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN. Who gave these "evangelicals" the right to "brand" christianity with their own egotistical labels? Once again "branding" stuff, another business concept like having you go to "services" where you are expected to pay, just like an oil change for your car.....Do you see the word "evangelical christian" in the bible? No, you don't. You know why? The body of Christ is not a manmade organization, it is not a lifeless institution, the rules of men hold zero sway over the working of the true body because the true body has rejected the lies of the apostate prostitute calling itself a 'wife.'

Did Paul, or John, or Matthew or Luke call themselves "evangelicals?" When I hear that word I almost get sick. Who are these people who claim to follow Jesus but look like, act like, smell like, speak like, walk like the world? Oh yea, except they "go to church" (instead of being the church) and they use alot more 'christian' jargon, so that makes them different.....

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets among the people, as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly put forward wrong teachings for your destruction, even turning away from the Lord who gave himself for them; whose destruction will come quickly, and they themselves will be the cause of it. 2 And a great number will go with them in their evil ways, through whom the true way will have a bad name. 3 And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them.

Mankind loves to follow mankind, even when mankind is walking off the side of a cliff. WHY is the broad path that leads to destruction going to have many on it? Why will few make it through the narrow gate that leads to life? Why will many say to Jesus on that day "Lord Lord did'nt we do all kinds of great things in your name?" and he'll tell them "away from me you evildoers..I NEVER KNEW YOU" Why? Why are'nt these questions front and center, at the forefront of every preachers lips these days? Why? Because its bad for the 'churches' bottom line, thats why? Those are not popular questions to ask. Start going down that road and you'll suddenly see the people around you either dissapear en masse or you'll hear the familiar refrain "crucify him."

The prophets of God in times past were all hated and despised, men killed them because they were sick and tired of being confronted with the Holy One.

Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

The Lords wrath is being kindled against the lawlessness, the indifference, the hardened hearts of men. Look around today, warnings of imminent disaster are shouted from every rooftop and what do people do? They act like its not happening and "this too shall pass." They go to counseling, they build bunkers out in the wildnerness, they try to "stay positive" in other words they do everything but turn to the one trying to get their attention.

The way of truth has been given a bad name today because the way of truth has been hijacked (in name) by the enemy and run into a wall. The Lord pulled me off that train a long time ago. We have preachers and teachers who claim to know God on every corner of every street in America, yet where is the condemnation of the SYSTEM that has been created as a counterfeit to the true body of Christ. There is no condemnation because they are all part of it.

The people who continue to "be churched" are being "institutionalized." These are like people standing neck deep in a mud puddle saying "hey man, we're cleaning this place up! See, we're going to make our robes white and spotless by standing in this mud puddle. It does'nt seem to be working, but we'll just scrub a little harder." These people need to WAKE UP and get a word from the Lord today. A word like this:

Revelation 18:4 I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come ...
... Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you don't participate in her sins and also suffer from her diseases.

America is a prostitute. It is filthy dirty morally, ethically, spiritually and yet everyone seems to be fond of using soothing words to address the problems of our day. America is Babylon, a great harlot. Oh yea, I know that will offend plenty of people who like to wave the flag and sing cheery songs as if a piece of dirt someplace on the earth should be worshipped like the Son of God himself. We are not of this world, something many have never understood. All of the problems mankind faces today are spiritual. President obamanation and con-gress can spend their worthless paper till they are blue in the face. People can "get involved" with this world until they are chewed up and spit out and things will continue to get WORSE. Satan is rolling on the floor laughing at all the busybodies in this world who are out "changing the world" with all their great ideas.

A 'church' building on every corner of every city in America, with 2,3,4,5+ 'pastor' CEO figures per 'church' and yet America has turned into a demonic cesspool. If what men are doing is not making things better, what's the answer? Do some more of the same and hope for better results tomorrow? That's insane, its utterly ridiculous but we see it all around us.

How about this for a change. Reject the things of this world, to include ALL of its precious institutions and all who belong to them and get on your knees before the God of Eternity and repent. How about returning to a simple faith in Jesus Christ, departing from evil and doing good as Jesus defines it, not as men do. How about getting to truly know the Son of God yourself instead of having some hireling spoon feed you with second and third hand information about him?

I was not planning on going down this road this morning, but that's where we went. The time for sweet nothings whispered in the ears with sugar plums dancing before the eyes of men is gone. Urgency is the order of the day. Time is shorter than we think. Time is on fast forward. I'm sorry for everyone who is upset by all that is written here, but if one day in the future, if you and I and as many as will open their ears to what the Spirit is saying to the churches are found "in Christ" and spotless in the eyes of the Father, it will be worth all of it.

I look back at in sorrow at every criticism, every rebuke written by these fingers but I am reminded that if men do not say what the Lord would have them say, our God will have the rocks cry it out instead. Mankind is being warned today, and has been warned now for years. The Lord has not been slack in warning anyone who would open their ears to what he is saying. Don't take my word for it, the bible is chock full of warning. I see warnings on almost every page, and only a fool would not take them very seriously. There are no idle words in the bible. The warnings to the children of Israel are also a warning to you. If they were cutoff, you can be cutoff (John 15). Playtime is over guys. Time will tell us shortly how all these things will work themselves out. You are dearly loved, the Lord diciplines those he loves. I pray to be counted worthy along with you of the escape from all that is coming. grace and peace