Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hear what the Spirit says to the churches

Hear the words of the one who has the sharp two edged sword. Hear the words of the one who possesses the keys to Death and Hades, Here the words of the Son of God who has eyes like a flame of fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. Hear Him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars Hear the words of the Holy One, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. Hear the words of the Amen. Hear the words of the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, who alone is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals. Hear the words of the root of David, the Offspring of Abraham. Hear the Lion from the tribe of Judah. Hear what the Spirit says to the congregations. Hear Him, inhabitants of the world. Hear Him you churches of men.

He has this against you; you tolerate the woman Jezebel, that whore, who poses as my virgin Bride. She calls herself many names; a prophetess, an apostle, a teacher, a pastor, an overseer, a bishop, a reverend, a papa, a father, a mother. She calls herself my house, my church, my dwelling place. “I the Lord do not dwell in houses built by men with mortar and clay, I the Lord do not rest in divided houses.” She lavishes herself with many titles and many dwelling places adorned with precious metals and stones. She is loved, worshipped and glorified by men. Yet she is nothing but a prostitute of many lovers, a whore who spreads her legs at every corner. “Yes you tolerate her and she is teaching and seducing my servants into practicing immorality and idolatry in their hearts.” She is seducing them away from the Lord, with the glory of men, the pride in possessions and status, with riches and wealth that are perishable and do not last. The Lord gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her wickedness and immorality. Behold, the Lord will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her, all his servants who go whoring with her, He will throw into great tribulation and suffering, unless they repent of her works. Thus saith the Lord, “I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am He who searches the mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. I come quickly, right at the door!”

And you, He has this against you; that you have abandoned the love you had at first to follow the ways of your fathers and forefathers. There is a way that seems right to man but its end is death. This is the path you have chosen since becoming of age. You have taken the broad road that many enter which leads to destruction, yet you perceive it not to be so. It is. “You turned from following me to follow the wicked ways of your fathers. You have lost your way from the narrow path that you started on in your youth.” Remember where you have fallen; remember where you began and how you’ve gone astray over the years by following after the ways of your fathers, by following after the harlot church system of the world. Your fathers all followed after her, now you are ignorantly heading down their path. You honor what they honor, you seek what they seek, you take pride in what they take pride in. Stop your ignorance and rebellion. Stop following the ways of men and following the Lord as you did in your youth. Your path isn’t like theirs. Why have you chosen what He hasn’t desired for you? Remember and repent and do the works you did at first, your works of love and humility, the works you did in meekness and in hiding. Your works that no one saw, but the Lord did. If not He will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place unless you repent and return with your whole heart to Him, forsaking the ways of your fathers. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

And you, He has this against you; you have those who practice the error of Balaam, and those who hold to the teaching of Balaam. Everything they do has a price. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Balaams of the churches, you hypocrites! You teach offerings and tithing and continually speak of money in my childrens ears and of riches of the world but you neglect the more important matters of the law—love, justice, mercy, faithfulness, eternal life, Emmanuel. And it is you who steals from the widows and orphans in offering and tithes, it is you who robs the house of the Lord! You are no Levites. Imposters! “You steal from me yet you place the guilt on those you steal from. Woe to you!” Has the Lord not said, “You received without paying; give without pay. Acquire no gold nor silver nor copper.”? Yet because of your darkened understand you justify your robbery of the weak, the poor and the spiritual babes by twisting His Word to suit the evil desires of your hearts. You place yokes on the children’s necks so that they serve you from their pockets, so that they are chained to you and your temples instead of enjoying the liberty, freedom and rest the Lord freely give. The written code that He abolished on Calvary, which He set His children free from, you wicked hypocrites reinstitute in the Lord’s name! Woe to you! “You commit an abominable act by teaching that My seed, the incorruptible seed which is My Word, the Word of God is money! Woe is you!” They place stumbling blocks before the children of God leading them to idolatry, spiritual fornication and adultery and all manner of immorality in their hearts. The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and he exalts. Yet you teach people to give offerings and tithes to Baal, so that he might make them rich and exalt them. Is Baal to change the mind of God? Do you dare try to bribe the Lord? How crooked and debased this generation is! “Repent, and seek the teaching of My Spirit, the Spirit of truth, the Spirit who testifies of Me, for as it is now you do not know Me.” Rid yourselves of your harden hearts and let the seed of God be sown in a heart of flesh, that it might take root and bear fruits of repentance. “If you do not repent I will come against you as I did Balaam and all those who followed in his error. I will cut you down with the sword of my mouth with the rest that are slain for practicing divination and who go whoring after the wages of Balaam.” He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

And you, He has this against you; “you follow the way of Cain, presenting offering and sacrifices, that I reject, that I abhor. You worship in a manner I do not accept, you offer service to me in a manner that I do not prescribe. Who taught you this? Have I not told you the worship I desire. I told you, “the hour is coming when neither on mountains nor in Jerusalem (the place of the temple) will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him.” But you reject His worship and still go up to the high places and the Jerusalem of your lands where your temples and churches are to worship. The Lord is not there, He does not dwell in temples built by men! He hasn’t told you to come and meet Him here to worship, or come and experience Him over there. “I reject such worship as I rejected Cain’s. Have I not told you the sacrifices and worship that I accept, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Yet you reject My Word and reject Me.” With your stiff necks you go on with your sacrifices and worship that are as unrighteous as Cain’s. You offer not in faith, you worship not in spirit and truth but according to the flesh, according to the carnal devices of your debased minds. You have not sought to receive the revelation of what the Father desires from you in offerings, sacrifices and worship as His righteous son Abel did because your understanding is corrupted by your life in the flesh. You live not by faith but by sight. You worship in the error of your fathers, and forefather to this very day. You believe the religion of your fathers is good and acceptable to the Lord as Abel’s was. He does not accept the religion of men, never has and never will. Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. Repent or else await to see where your religion will lead you in the Day of the Lord. “The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.”Repent or else the Mark of Cain abides on you. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

And you, He has this against you; “You hold to the teachings of dead men who knew me not as I AM.” You believe in the testimony of men that are in the grave and not the testimony of the risen Son of God. You follow after men who no longer walk the face of the earth instead of following after the Lord when it is He who calls you to walk with Him and live as He lives. “Take off the yoke of men you have put on your necks. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Why do you honor the dead and not the one who is the giver of Life? Why do you make idols of those that are in the grave, who speak no longer. The Lord speaks, but you do not listen, He speaks to you but you hear Him not because you have more faith in the oracles of dead men then in the whisper of God. Let the dead be with the dead. “Seek Me who lives forevermore, seek Me in patience and quietness and you will hear My voice.” “If anyone loves me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” Repent or else you will be counted among the dead in the grave that you follow. “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. “I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”

And you, He has this against you; “you are like those who hold to the teachings of dead men, you follow after those you see as alive, but abide in death, those who do great works in My name and call me Lord, and Christ, yet I do not know them.” You follow after those called “men of God” but are sick babes in the Lord’s sight. You seek after those who build towers of Babel in His name, those who hide behind the name of the Son to pursue the selfish intents of their hearts. You follow after men who have not the heart of David, who was after the Lord’s own heart. You follow after pastors and shepherds, who care nothing for you as the Good Shepherd does. They will not lay down their lives for you, but will seek to save themselves and abandon you in The Day He sends the devourer. They will all fall. These men are dead yet you look upon them with your carnal eyes and say they are alive. You say they are blessed and anointed by God. The Messiah neither sent them nor appointed them nor does He know them. They do not the Father’s Will. You would know this if you knew the Lord. Such mennn operate not by the power of the Spirit but by that of demons. The serve not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, but serve Baals! You leave the Messiah for these men, when it He who is the resurrection and the life? You let them take His place as mediator between you and the Father? You make them your high priest, when the Almighty has appointed Him as High Priest forever, after the Order of Melchizedek? You reject His way for theirs, you neglect His truth for theirs? Is it by the son of God that you get to the Father or through men and their abominable high places? “You let them become your Father and Rabbi when I told you, “you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher” and “call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.”” Therefore repent, leave these dead men and their doctrines of demons and “come to me while I still call you, while I may be found.” If not, He will come to you soon and war against them and you with the sword of His mouth. He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. “I am the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. I know my own and my own know me. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” “I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers. I am the door. Flee from them and come to Me!”

And you, He has this against you; you have a reputation for being alive. You have an appearance of success, fortune, fame, honor and glory. They glory of men feeds your wicked heart. They say you are blessed by the Lord, that is it He who has increased you and multiplied your works. You are known for being alive and well, but you are dead. Wake up! Wake up! Those around, wake up! “For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Take your eyes of their dead works and look to the Lord! Wake up and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for He has not found your works complete in the sight of God. Put an end to your dead works, repent and bear fruits of repentance. Even now the axe is at the root, and every tree that does not bear good fruit by the true Vine will be cut off and thrown into the fire. Remember what you have received and heard. Keep it and repent. If you do not wake up, He will come as a thief and you will not know the hour He will come against you.

And you, He has this against you; He knows your works, you are neither hot nor cold. You are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold. Would that you were either cold or hot, but you choose rather to be a hypocrite! You choose to be in between, to be indifferent. His sword has come to divide and you decide to play both sides. You pick a side only to your convenience and advantage. You are wise in your own eyes, you are careful in your own futile thinking. For you say I’m rich, I need nothing. You say I’m content, when you have nothing at all. You don’t realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. You walk among the multitude of the spiritual dead who think they are alive and so you think you are alive too, you blend in with the walking dead, you go unnoticed among the lost sheep. The Lord offers counsel to you; buy gold refined with fire, and white garments so you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen and salve for your eyes so that you may see! Take heed lest the Lord spit you out because of your lukewarmness. Take heed lest your wisdom and futile caution lead you into the snare you cannot see. “I will honor those who honor me, and I will despise those who think lightly of me.”He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who has a humble spirit, let Him see what the Spirit of the Lord reveals.

Thus saith the Lord,

“Those whom I love, I will reprove, I will correct, I will chasten, I will rebuke, I will discipline.”

“My children, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

In the Day of the Lord remember: “It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

“A fool despises his father’s discipline, but whoever heeds reproof is wise and will live.”

It is written, “But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.”

“Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves;
therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty.
For he wounds, but he binds up;
he shatters, but his hands heal.
He will deliver you from six troubles;
in seven no evil
shall touch you.”

But know this, “There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way; whoever hates reproof will surely die.”

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the congregations. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.”

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