The title of this article is exactly the very stern warning message I heard around 12:00 noon today when I tried to nap after being awake from around 3:00 a.m. The message got my full attention that I decided to just not sleep at all. This message is found in the Book of Revelations.
Therefore, remember where you were before you fell, turn from this sin, and do what you used to do before. Otherwise, I will come to you and remove your menorah (lampstand) from its place – if you don’t turn away from your sin!
Since I published the previous article which focused on the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, the Lord continued to show and gave me words about the Church’s spiritual condition.
Earlier today, around 5:30 in the morning, I also attempted to nap after preparing for the children’s needs for school but while drowsing half asleep on the sofa I heard, “Persist on your Ezequiel calling;” and while pondering what that meant I heard “… and Habakkuk too!” As I was asking what He really meant, I saw a man and a boy in a lewd scene. It was very lewd that I don’t want to describe what I really saw. I knew that the man is a professed Christian.
Persist is a very strong word. Google defines it as “Continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure.”
Merriam Webster Online Dictionary says “to go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition, importunity, or warning; to be insistent in the repetition or pressing of an utterance (as a question or an opinion).”
In the context of the vision, what was impressed to me as to the Ezequiel calling is this:
Likewise you, human being – I have appointed you as watchman for the house of Israel. Therefore, when you hear the word from my mouth, warn them for me. When I tell the wicked person, ‘Wicked person, you will certainly die’; and you fail to speak and warn the wicked person to leave his way; then that wicked person will die guilty; and I will hold you repsonsible for his death. On the other hand, if you warn the wicked person to turn from his way, and he doesn’t turn from his way; then he will still die guilty, but you will have saved your own life.
As to the Habakkuk calling, this is what the Holy Spirit impressed to me:
Habakkuk 2: 1-3
I will stand at my watchpost; I will station myself on the rampart. I will look to see what God will say through me and what I will answer when I am reproved.
Then Adonai answered me; He said, “Write down the vision clearly on tablets, so that even a runner can read it. For the vision is meant for its appointed time; it speaks of the end and it does not lie. It may take a while, but wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.
So then I must continue to watch, write and warn as the Lord leads!
Going back to the vision of the man and the boy, the Lord just showed me one concrete example of the message He gave me early in the morning yesterday while I was still in bed. He said referring to the Church, “I am exposing your shame.”
This message was similarly spoken by the Lord through the Prophet Jeremiah regarding Judah and Jerusalem, when the people continued in their sins. In Jeremiah 13: 10 the Lord says: “I will ruin this evil people, who refuse to hear my words and live according to their own stubborn inclinations, who go after other gods to serve and worship them.”
In verse 26, the Lord declared: “I myself will lift your skirts above your face, and your privates will be exposed.”
The Lord also uttered the message through Prophet Isaiah regarding Babylon.
“Come down, and sit in the dust, you virgin daughter of Bavel! Sit on the ground, not on a throne, daughter of the Kasdim! No longer are you to be called dainty and delicate. Take the millstones and grind meal; take off your veil, strip off your skirt, uncover your legs, wade through the streams. Your private parts will be exposed; yes, your shame will be seen. I am going to take vengeance, and no one will stand in my way.”
The night before I heard the word of the Lord, I prayed and asked Him for insight to the question of one reader of this blog who emailed me this:
“I have been reading your blog for a while, and I have a question. I have prayed for about 30 years for the United States. I have felt that our country has deserved judgement because of abortion, but instead, God has withheld His hand for a long time. I believe that the increase in homosexuality is a sign from God that He has been in the process of turning away from a nation due to its sins. Stating that what God says is evil is ‘good’ is also a sign of our sinful condition. My question is in regards to the cover ups of child molestations that have occurred in various institutions, including evangelical Bible believing churches. It seems to me that this particular evil is being uncovered everywhere. When this occurs in the church, the harm to children is magnified, including their relationship with Jesus. Is it right to take churches to court when they have participated in covering up child molestations by members? Why would God allow little children to be molested and raped by Christians? Can a person be a Christian and commit such a detestable act?”
As I heard that message, I knew that the Lord was referring to this particular question raised by this sister. So, the Lord will certainly expose the immoral acts of the professing Christians and churches such as shown in the vision mentioned above. If they need to be dragged in court, then the Lord will drag them to court.
Every immoral act and immoral relationship within the ‘church’ will be exposed. The Lord is in the process of shaking the so-called “Christian Church” violently to expose her immorality. Judgment on the nation begins in the household of God.
As I continued praying about it, the Lord further said that these people (so-called Christians) have no right associating themselves with God’s holy name and any reference to Him like “Christian.” It is utter misuse of His name which God condemns as using His name in vain.
For those who molest and abuse children and cause them to sin, remember the word of the Lord:
Whoever ensnares one of these little ones who trust me – it would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and be thrown in the sea.
Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me; and whoever ensnares one of these little ones who trust me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck and be drowned in the open sea! Woe to the world because of snares! For there must be snares, but woe to the person who sets the snare!
Again, to the lukewarm Church of Laodicea, repent of your sins! The Lord Yeshua is saying:
“My advice to you is to buy 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.; an 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…” Rev. 3:18-20
Repent lest Yahweh will remove your lampstand!
Love in King Yeshua,