God Is Not Mocked!

Many have believed this would be a year of awakening!

Has God sent this shaking throughout the world to wake us up?

I am not sharing this message to be popular with political correctness but rather to be Biblically correct.

The purpose of a shaking is to wake us up! It is a warning that we have overslept in our comfortable spiritual beds while not heeding the alarm clock ringing in our ears that the time is late as our current society slides towards hell in a hand basket.

Worldly society is morally spinning out of control!

How far have we come!

As His church are we trying to just sleep close enough to the edge of our spiritual beds without falling out?

We have even moved further than the Church of Ephesus who lost their first love?

We have fallen as far as the Church of Laodicea, the church of the last days, who had no need of Him. Have we shut Him out of our lives as we have shut Him out of our schools, universities, our families and even some of our churches? He stands at the door and Knocks!!! Do we hear Him? Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.This was written to the church, not the world!

Are we listening as panic strikes the world? Has HE woke us up yet?

Have we even considered we are living in the time of apostasy prophesied in the last days before His Return where there is…

*No respect or fear of God.

*No respect for any authority of teachers, parents, police, even the law.

*Love of many waxing cold as 50% of marriages end in divorce due mostly to adultery. It’s estimated that 60% of all second marriages end in divorce, while 73% of third marriages will end in divorce. While many are even living without the sanctity of marriage.

*God’s plan for family living being ignored.

*Lovers of self-made man with no need of God

*Homosexuality ignoring God’s creation of male and female

*Abortion

When the bill passed in Albany NY recently to legalize abortion even up to the birth date of the baby, with not even medical care for those babies who survive abortion, a video shows the Assembly Chamber erupting into cheers, with politicians and audience members applauding the bill as if it were a victorious symbol of strength or winning the Super Ball. 

What will our nation reap for sowing this abomination!

*Cursing His name

*Lack of thankfulness

*Spiritual malnutrition

*Many shepherds not feeding their flocks truth.

God is not mocked for whatever a society sows is what a society is going to reap. 

As a nation we need to seek God for mercy on our land.

We need a shaking to bring us to the altar of repentance to awake us to the need of personal revival.

Revival does not start not with the government, or with Wall Street, or with this fallen world. It starts in the individual hearts of God’s people.

Shall we run to the Government to save us?

Shall we run to Wall Street to save us?

Shall we run for answers from this fallen world to save us?

Or will we return to the Only One who can truly save us even from ourselves? 

Has God ordained this time of isolation to give us opportunity for that personal revival as we seek Him with all our hearts and return to our first love by spending intimate time alone with Him where we confess our dependance on Him alone?

*God is still calling “Child where are you” as He did back in Eden

*Time to rethink our priorities

*Time to spend with our families

*Time for that old fashioned forgotten family altar

*Time for even family meals

*Time to be a light in a world of darkness

*Time to think of others who are less fortunate and be His Hand extended

*Time to appreciate our blessing of health, food and covering 

For personal revival let us all pray lest be found as the unwise virgins of Matt.25

Psa.139:23-24 3 Search me, O God, and know my heart:

try me, and know my thoughts:And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

When we see the economy of this world fall apart let us remember

Matt:16:26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? 

As a nation we all need to pray the following for this was God’s answer to His warning in verse 13 and answer to Solomon’s prayer in 2 Chron. 6.

2 Chron.7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Whatever happened to REPENTANCE with weeping?

                                      SANCTIFICATION only through His blood

                                      DISCIPLINE with the cost of obedience

                                      MATURITY through suffering

                                      HOLINESS through the fear of God

Church it is time to wake up! God is not mocked!

The church needs to cease justifying the changing standards of society in  order to be relevant. The world needs to hear the unadulterated Word of God.

Trying to change God’s standards to fuse with society’s changing standards will not bring life but death. His Word will never pass away. Matthew 5:8 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

The world is in panic and, church, we have the answer!

We are to be the light of the world to point society to the Light.

Let us mold society instead of letting society mold us. “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind” Rom.12:2

We often lack boldness to preach the cross, repentance or  holiness in case we offend someone but you what the Word tells us  “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of
stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” Romans  9:33

When He returns will He find faith in the world?

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8

Does He have our attention yet?  Yes, He is a God of  love and A Lord that is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.BUT Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galations  6:7 

Still not convinced that God is not mocked read Deuteromony 8:5-20 and Malachi 2:2

God will lift His protection from any nation which does not serve Him. Even though this nation was founded on God’s Word we have fallen so far from His ways. This will all work for good if prayerfully this crisis will awaken us to return to Him and our foundation for the sake of the nation who was called of God to be a light to the world.

The enemy may have meant it for evil but God means it for good as in the life of Joseph.

I don’t believe God is trying to harm us by allowing this crisis but rather He is wanting to wake us up out of slumber of our comfort and cleanse us of the infection of the decay of sin.

Yes it is causing pain but you know what a visit to the dentist will cause pain but the dentist is not trying to harm us. Likewise God only wants to heal us and remove the infection of decay.

I believe this shaking has hit the globe to purify His Church and to offer salvation to others 

who are lost and seeking answers for as nobody is immune to this virus neither is anybody immune to sin and we all need a Savior.

I also believe this shaking should make us all realize the fragility of life with no respect for persons and that every moment and breathe is a gift from Him.

CHALLENGE: Search our own hearts, pray for revival throughout our land and the world. Hold onto hope while still being realistic for as He has said “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

©MJB 2020

Comments

  1. Philip Rios says:

    Exactly right !

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