Stop Playing with God!!!
I am reading the book of Micah. And I realize a very prevalent theme. The willingness to be deceived.
The enemy is called “The Great Deceiver” for a reason. Yet people run to and fro willing to believe a lie.
What the Spirit is imparting to me is that whole systems are built on lies. Then people are indoctrinated into them. Forced to participate. And it continues today.
Micah wrote, “And I said, ‘Hear now, heads of Jacob and rulers of Israel. Is it not for you to know and administer justice? You who hate good and love evil, who tear the skin off my people and the flesh from their bones;” (3: 1-2, AMP).
Principalities and Spiritual Wickedness Exist
Let me verify the evil intent of these powers and principalities. And those who claim they know God.
“Now hear this, you heads of the house of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel, who hate justice and twist everything that is straight, who build Zion with blood [and extortion and murder] and Jerusalem with violent injustice.
“Her priests teach for a fee, and her prophets foretell for money; yet they lean on the LORD, saying, ‘Is not the LORD among us? No tragedy or distress will come upon us'”(Micah 3: 9-12, AMP).
Itching Ears Will Not Hear
I will interject right here and confirm that I will only speak what I am told to. Many times, it will not be popular. Some may be triggered. Even being selective in your hearing and understanding.
But when I come to you, it is of the Holy Spirit. It is of Jesus. So, if you love truth and desire His intimacy, then I am with you. We are in this together.
But I will not entertain foolishness. Nor anyone who thinks that they can come in by the back door. Because Jesus is the only way, the truth, and the light!
It is written. “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up from some other place [on the stone wall], that one is a thief and a robber” (John 10: 1, AMP).
Just Tell Me What Makes Me Feel Good
This explains most eloquently the thoughts of those who choose to walk in ignorance. “Thus says the LORD concerning the [false] prophets who lead my people astray; When they have something good to bite with their teeth, they call out, ‘Peace’, but against those who gives them nothing to eat, they declare holy war” (Micah 3: 5, AMP).
Meaning you will press the crowd, pushing and shoving to appease yourselves. With your itching ears. Because it makes you “feel good”. Even if the validation leads to your destruction.
This may seem harsh. But look around you! Stop playing with GOD. Now is not the time for games.
Take Hypocrisy Out of The Equation
This is why Jesus said, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and has a threatening look.’ (Hypocrites) You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but cannot interpret the signs of the times?
“An evil and [morally] unfaithful generation craves a [miraculous] sign; but no sign will be given to it, except the sign of [the prophet] Jonah.'” Then He left them and went away. (Matthew 16: 2-4, AMP).
Jesus did not explain a thing. He turned and walked away. Letting us know that the only “sign” we will receive is what is already written in His Word.
Still Looking for a Sign?
Remember when the rich man who is in hell begged Abraham to send someone to speak with his brothers, to avoid this place of “great torment”? Abraham responded, “They have [the Scriptures given by] Moses and the [writings of the Prophets; let them listen to them”.
Then he said to them, “If they do not listen to [the messages of] Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead” (Luke 16: 29, 31, AMP). The curse of being turned over to a reprobate mind.
Remember. Faith and an intimate relationship with Jesus are critical. Because nothing we do will make us worthy to enter into God’s kingdom. We are filthy rags. Born in sin.
God Will Respond Accordingly
This is what is coming and why? “Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer them; instead He will even hide His face from them at that time [withholding His mercy] because they have practiced and tolerated and ignored evil acts” (Micah 3: 4, AMP).
So let me close with two reminders. 1) Those who need more faith. Pray for an increase. “Jesus said to him (Thomas), ‘Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me]” (John 20: 29, AMP).
2) And those who are straddling the fence. Time is running out. “If it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (Joshua 24: 15, KJV).
Let Me Make It Clear for You
Meaning even if you were delivered from oppression and the lies of the enemy and choose to return to bondage. Or decide that you will continue to seek that ancient evil in a new or familiar form. Under subjugation. Through idol worship. God still is!
I will stand with Joshua. Me and my household will serve the LORD!!!
Always coming from a place of love.
Originally written on May 03, 2023.
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