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Continued From Holy Holy Holy (Buliding Dams Part One).
>3. GOD SPEAKS TO THE *REVIVAL-SKEPTICS
Portions of this text (written in red) are a reproof and exhortation to repentance regarding to the Church's own idolatrous misinterpretation of prophecy and misrepresetation of the work of God concerning the world-wide move of God by which the LORD is calling THE CHURCHES to repentance, which the churches themselves have been referring to as revival.
>Sunday night 110597
*The Lord was not speaking to "revival skeptics" as men suppose, even as many prefer to think! The following admonition to repent and exhortation to obedience (in red text) was written concerning the misapplication and misinterpretation of prophecy (prophecy text is in black ink) which was NOT properly applied to the Church as a warning to repent of her apostasy and should have been correctly titled:
"GOD SPEAKS TO THE UNREPENTANT APOSTATE CHURCH"
Although many prefer not to see what this "church building" represents and many prefer to see themselves as separate from that building, the "church building" which the CHURCH refuses to recognize for what it is, represents ALL of the churches!
This building (the Apostate Church which is yet resisting and opposing God even as she has) dominated the skyline of the (every) area in which it was situated. I saw nails being squeezed out...
"Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, ... And the God that caused His Name to dwell there destroy all kings (even pastors) and people (even churches) that shall put their hand to alter (His Word) and to destroy this house of God (as did the pharisees with their perversion of His Word destroyed their own House)." Ezra 6:11
This warning addresses the adulteration of the word of God and the despising the word of the Lord by the leadership of the churces and the people themselves concerning the call of the LORD to the CHURCHES to repent in this move of the Lord's restoration of His House called by His Name which is at Jerusalem which in turn speaks in these days concerning His Plan (of God in Christ) which is His Vision of Restoration, His City of Peace, His reconciliation of man to God in Christ -which is fig. of that Jerusalem which is from above.
The Church has itself for generations adulterated and altered the meaning of His Word to suit her own agenda and like a foolish woman by her own hand (in her own wicked ways and doings) she has been tearing down her own House, -which even now she is also doing foolishly concerning His Call to THE CHURCH TO REPENT in this move of God which is for the restoration of the House of God (and she does so to her own undoing.)
By teaching her own understanding of the scripture (even another gospel) and by stubbornly refusing to heed His call to repent of the same, she has caused Her own House to be accursed of God cf.Gal.1:8,9 ...if any man preaches another gospel let him be accursed.) In this move of God, He has begun to restore His Word and the prophets to the Churches -calling her to repent.
In this move of God, He has begun to restore His Word and the prophets to the Churches -calling her to repent.
"Behold, I will send you Elijah (representing John the Baptist and all the prophets, even now as the Lord now speaks in these days by His Spirit through the various members of the His Body) before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD; and He (the Lord by His Spirit) will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." Mal. 6:6 KJV
"Then said He unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth ... (Zech. 5:3a) (every one who does not render unto God all that is His -even repentance with your whole heart, all your soul -including turning aside from our own stubbornness, which is our idolatry of mind)
(every one who does not render unto God all that is His -even repentance with your whole heart, all your soul -including turning aside from our own stubbornness, which is our idolatry of mind)
shall be cut off as on this side according to it: and every one that sweareth shall be cut off ... (Zech 5:3b) (all who take partake of the communion cup of the covenant, -but vow that vow of dedication falsely to the Lord) as on that side according to it, ... (Zech. 5:3b) I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, ... (Zech. 5:4a)
(all who take partake of the communion cup of the covenant, -but vow that vow of dedication falsely to the Lord) as on that side according to it, ... (Zech. 5:3b)
I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, ... (Zech. 5:4a)
(those who have made His House a den of thieves and robbers -men who walk according to their own will, calling it God's will, who walk in man's ways, even walking according to their own lusts, while claiming they are serving God)
and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by My Name ... (the Church, et. al.) (Zech. 5:4b)
and it shall remain in the midst of his house and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof. " Zech. 5:3-4b)
....of the roof timbers and mortar crumbling from around the stone-work as you might see in an earthquake situation.
God Himself has begun a shaking of all the places of spiritual authority which is going to tear down all that is not of Him -including the Church's own self-preserving biased interpretations!
>The following word accompanied the picture. I feel that it refers to any person or body of people who set themselves
Any person or body (even the Church itself) speaking of his own mind who sets himself or church up in judgment -which is exactly what each of the Churches (as they are experiencing this move of God) have been doing with their own Laodicean (1/2 truth + 1/2 error) teachings, even in the CHURCHES OWN misinterpretation of this revival which is in keeping with the CHURCH'S OWN stubborn refusal to hear or heed the Lord's call to all the Churches to repent of Her apostasy!
This move of God is the beginning of the restoration of all things to God under the Feet of Jesus Christ!
While the CHURCH is enjoying herself prophesying in His Name, casting out devils and doing many wonderful works in His Name, His call to THE CHURCHES to repent in this move of restoration has begun with an outpouring of God's Spirit in the Spirit of Judgment and the Spirit of Burning upon the Apostate Church, et. al. in which the Lord Himself is warning His People of Desolation of the House, calling THE CHURCHES et. al. to repent of HER Apostasy...to repent even of her own refusal to acknowledge it as such, -by which refusal she has set herself up in judgment of the work of God -while she offers the Lord her own substitute brand of repentance according to her own collectively biased idolatrous impressions of what constitutes repentance from her wicked ways through her own redefinition of this move of God, with her wrested understanding of scripture.
Instead of heeding His call to turn from her idolatry of mind, she turns only slightly to offer God a mere pretense of repentance:
by repenting only on her own terms according to what she herself chooses to define as godly repentance -according to that which she chooses to see as her wicked ways, in accordance with that which she herself defines as her sins according to what she decides to "see and hear" in her own understanding of the written word, thereby producing what the Church itself defines as repentance...
While the global call to the churches to repent intensifies, each church and ministry stubbornly does the same, whereby each Church continues to refuse to acknowledge or repent of her part in the apostasy of Christendom, FROM WHICH THE LORD IS CALLING ALL THE CHURCHES et. al. TO REPENT!
Incredibly, instead of humbling ourselves to seek His Face and find out from the LORD what He means by "repent and of what!" she "repents" only in a measure according to the understanding of repentance she prefers (which is exactly what the Churches are being called to repent of doing) whereby the churches foolishly continue to ignorantly mock God in her own stubbornness and pride -pretending to tear down her idols while she continues to build the wall of pride that restricts the flow of life giving water, and restrains the greater outpouring of His Spirit.
The Churches are ignorantly mocking God, offering Him a pretense of humility and submission by refusing to humble ourselves, by refusing to tear down our idols -i.e., by refusing to humble ourselves before Him in our own way of thinking!
Offering God our own definition of repentance with a pretense of humbling our idolatrous minds before the Lord while at the same time -believing our heartfelt tears and emotional sincerity to be acceptable repentance in His sight, the Church remains unturned from her apostasy.
Meanwhile God is warning the churches et. al. (including those experiencing this move of God) to repent of the apostasy which she steadfastly refuses to acknowledge.
It is ironic that those who are experiencing this move of God, by continuing to practice the Church's own form of repentance are hardening their hearts all the more to the call of God, wise in her own conceits leaning unto their own understanding, not acknowledging the Lord Himself in all of their ways.
Ignorantly following the churches definition of holiness, godliness and repentance the misled are misleading the masses who continue to walk according to their own understanding -even in the stubbornness of the minds of men concerning what God is calling the Churches to repent of ! and in so doing, -man is mocking God in man's own humanistic pretense of humbling himself before the Lord, neither repenting nor acknowledging Him concerning the Church's state of apostasy. To her folly, the churches stubbornly resist the very move of God which she purports to be receiving by remaining unrepentant of the apostasy of Christendom.
Deceiving herself and deceiving others by perceiving herself to be genuinely humbled by this move of God, believing herself to be repentant toward God in this move of His Spirit, in anticipation of her starry-eyed perception of her coming empowerment, through misapplication and misinterpretation of prophecy and by her adulteration of the written word of God itself, THE CHURCH is opposing herself to her own destruction by systematically silencing His voice as He attempts to bring correction to her, speaking through all those whom He has sent to testify against her hypocrisy.
Misapplying and misinterpretating the prophetic word to the Churches through which the Lord Himself is testifying against her, she reinterprets it to continue to justify herself even while she uses it to silence those whom she perceives to be her enemies, heretics and critics -even all those through whom the Lord Himself is testifying by His Spirit against the churches in her own idolatrous interpretation and self-willed understanding of what she chooses to see regarding His call -to repent from her state of apostasy, as confirmation of her harlotry in her own glorious interpretation of this move as "revival."
(And she does so to her own destruction, foolishly tearing down her own house with her own hands! Out of the ashes of what we know to be the churches today, the Lord Himself will raise up His Bride!)
As this move of God continues to spread around the world by which the Lord Himself is calling all the churches to repent of the apostasy, men use it instead to confirm the churches in their harlotry and stubbornly offer the Lord their own brand of repentance.
Using the move of God to justify and even confirm herself in her own harlotry, refusing to see or hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches about her apostasy, -she continues in her folly deceiving herself as she valiantly carries on her great work for God with much prophesying in His Name, casting out many devils in His Name and doing many other wonderful works in His Name -never dreaming the real truth: "Many will say unto Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy Name? and in Thy Name cast out devils? and in Thy Name done many wonderful works? (cf. Mt.7:22)
With much prophesying in His Name,casting out many devils in His Name and doing many other wonderful works in His Name -one after another of the churches see themselves and their ministries as humbled and repentant while stubbornly continuing to do according to their own mind, their own will and what seems right in their own sight -working iniquity, not tearing down the idolatrous thinking of the minds of men, still walking according to man's own pseudo-scriptural wicked ways, unrepentant, still following lying visions of the minds of men according to man's own false measure of truth.
"Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion underfoot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me, the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart." Jer. 12:18 KJV
In keeping with her same wrested definition of repentance, the churches harden their hearts, further opposing her own restoration by refusing to acknowledge the testimony of Jesus against the Churches, -stubbornly denying the testimony of Jesus which is the spirit of prophecy (cf. the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ in His letters of testimony against the Churches) which things the CHURCHES reject as too negative to be of God! His own testimony against her wicked ways and doings is despised while the CHURCH yet remains unrepentant in her own understanding of the same -even as the LORD continues to call all the Churches to repent!
Unrepentant in her apostasy, refusing to agree with Him on His terms, the churches steadfastly refuse to repent of her own (apostate) wicked ways by which she still wrests His word in order to defend her own biased, idoltarous re-interpretation) of the work of God that is coming.