1 Peter 4:17-18 (CJB)
For the time has come for the judgment to begin. It begins with the Household of God; and if it starts with us, what will the outcome be for those who are disobeying God’s Good News?-
If the righteous is barely delivered, where will the ungodly and sinful end up?
For the past days the Lord laid in me the burden to write about the upcoming Presidential Election but the enemy has been attacking me and has kept me from doing it. But the Father is always faithful. He came to my rescue and gave clarity to the thoughts which I could hardly dicipher because of the attacks. With my dream yesterday and after feeding on His Word and praying, the Lord cleared my thoughts and organized the messages He gave me during the past two or more weeks.
I am going to share the words not in a chronological order but in a manner that would render the full meaning of the entire message that God has placed in my heart; for when the Lord gives me something, He usually does it one or two messages or visions at a time that the meaning is not fully revealed until after much prayer.
Let me start from the vision and words I heard more than a month ago. During prayer I heard ‘Washington DC’ followed by a vision of Mitt Romney and the phrase, “… and they voted.” So I thought that Romney would be America’s next president but didn’t really dwell on it. However, as the election day is fast approaching I began to seriously seek the Lord if indeed Romney would win, and if so, how would his leadership impact America?
On the evening of October 11, I prayed again, asking the same question as I wanted to be sure if Romney would be America’s next president. My concern for the result of the election is based on two things: Abortion and Israel. I asked the Lord to let Romney win if truly under him, abortion would be minimized if not totally abolished, and Israel would continue to have America on her side. In this case, I wondered if under him the Lord would relent from his indignation over the nation. But instead of giving me a direct answer the Lord said that neither Obama nor Romney has a heart for Him; the values of both men are not founded on His Word.
Still I was persistent, so I asked, “If both men are basically the same, who then must the Christians vote for?” It seems that God has not given America any choice. I brought this thought to sleep hoping that He would give me a clear answer. As I went to sleep and towards morning I was awakened to hear and see “Lukewarm! Lukewarm!”
Of course “lukewarm” is the description that the Lord gives the Laodicean Church in the book of Revelations which is also descriptive of most Christian churches worldwide. But I wondered if He is specifically referring to the Church in America since my prayer the night before was about the nation and the coming election, so I asked, “Who is lukewarm, Lord?”
With eyes still closed I persisted on asking who He is referring to as lukewarm. Then the Lord showed me that countless so-called Christians in America are lukewarm. I saw mega buildings of mega-churches but the Lord said that there is only a handful among those people whose hearts are truly His. The apostasy is so great that these people’s worship of Him is nothing but a masquerade. They have embraced religion to suit their desire, having a form of godliness but truly denying the power of the cross. Jesus Christ is left out of the lives of most of these people. As they come together every Sunday they become a large group of Christ-less Christians. When examined up close, so many people in these denominational churches either don’t really have a personal relationship with the Lord, or that they accept Him only for what they want to make of Him and not as who He really is that the Bible speaks about – Messiah, Lord and King over their lives.
As I was seeing them in my mind, the words I received some days earlier came into focus. I was quickened from a nap to hear, “The antichrist is in your midst;” then, “My heart conceives not the people of darkness;” and another message, “He constantly leads them for He is the Shepherd to His people.”
On Oct. 13, I again prayed for America and the coming election, asking the Lord more questions. As I was going to sleep I heard, “A major disaster is coming to the nation.” Then a while later I saw my mother and heard, “She’s doing every little thing she can to help the nation.” I believe that my mother in this vision simply represented the True Church.
Yesterday I went into deep prayer and asked the Lord to show to me exactly what He was saying in all those messages. The following were what I wrote fast in my notepad as the Lord gave the essence of all those words:
“Obama and Romney are in the same boat for their hearts do not follow the Father’s heart. If then Romney wins, the reforms he brings in as America’s president will be based on human principles done with human efforts and by human standards and will neither have lasting impact nor change the spiritual condition of the nation.
America’s fate and spiritual condition actually depend largely on the Church, not the president; but the Church is sadly, sleeping. The Church is lukewarm and it is for this foremost reason that America will be shaken to the core.
In so many instances the so-called Christian Church helped and advocated immoral and un-Biblical issues like abortion and homosexuality. She adapted the ways of the world and became a major player in advancing wickedness instead of beaming its light unto the world.
The people who supposedly call themselves Christians have turned away from worshiping God and worship “self” instead. The Church leaders are teaching lies, keeping the flock in bondage to them and causing them to follow blindly. Apostasy in the Church is so great that the believers’ faith is weakened, making them easy prey to false doctrines and teachings that have led many to spiritual demise. Examples of these doctrines are the merging of Christianity and Islam into the new belief system of the “Chrislam;” and the not- so-new “Replacement Theology” which teaches that the Christian Church is the new Israel because God has rejected the physical Israel and the blood descendants of Abraham; and not to mention also that the Gospel is diluted with New Age teachings. Hardly repentance and righteous living are preached.
But in the midst of the apostasy, however, is a handful faithful ones. The faithful sons and daughters representing the True Church of God in America’s midst are the ones referred to by the Lord in this messages: “She’s doing every little thing she can to help the nation,” and, “He constantly leads them for He is the Shepherd to His people.””
As the Lord gave those words about the Church, I remembered the articles delivered to my inbox from Prophecy News Watch (with links to the original sources):
And here’s the latest apostasy report:
This morning in my prayer and Bible reading, the Lord brought again the “Lukewarm Church” and the “True Church” to my attention so I opened my Bible to the Book of Revelations. Hear the message of the Lord to the Laodicean Church:
Revelations 3: 14-21 (CJB)
“To the angel of the Messianic Community in Laodicea, write: ‘Here is the message from the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the Ruler of God’s creation:
“I know what you are doing: you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth! For you keep saying, ‘I am rich, I have gotten rich. I don’t need a thing!’ You don’t know that you are the one who is wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked! My advice to you is to by from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be dressed and not have to be ashamed of your nakedness; and eyesalve to rub on your eyes, so that you may see. As for me, I rebuke and discipline everyone I love; so exert yourselves, and turn from your sins! Here, I am standing at the door, knocking. If someone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he will eat with me. I will let him who wins the victory sit with me on my throne, just as I myself won the victory and sat down with my Father on His throne. Those who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Messianic Community.'””
To the True Church, here is the word of the Lord:
Revelations 3: 7-13 (CJB)
“To the angel of the Messianic Community in Philadelphia, write: ‘Here is the message of HaKadosh, the True One, the one who has the key of David, who, if he opens something, no one else can shut, and if he closes something, no one else can open it! “I know what you are doing. Look, I have put in front of you an open door, and no one can shut it. I know that you have but little power, yet you have obeyed my message and have not disowned me. Here, I will give you some from the synagogue of the Adversary, those who call themselves Jews but aren’t – on the contrary, they are lying – see, I will cause them to come to you and prostrate themselves at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you. Because you did obey my message about persevering, I will keep you from the time of trial coming upon the whole world to put the people living on earth to the test. I am coming soon; hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. I will make him who wins the victory a pillar in the Temple of my God, and he will never leave it. Also I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of my God’s city, and my own new name. Those who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Messianic Communities.””
Which Church are you, brethren? Time is short, listen to the Spirit speaking to you. God is knocking at the door of the lukewarm Laodicean Church; if you belong to such, will you open the door and let Him in?
If you are in the True Church, keep up the good work, doing every little thing you can as you are called to do and press on!
Love in Yeshua HaMashiach,
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