|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on January 2, 2017 at 4:30 PM|
Christian lover of the world, REPENT!
Christ is returning soon and the church is filled with those who claim to love Jesus but are living in sexual immorality, sexual perversion, sexual relations outside of the marriage covenant, committing mental adultery daily, and all this believing that they can get away with their sins and be rescued when Jesus returns.
In loving warning, I tell you, repent and turn away from your sins. Paul, our brother in Christ, forewarned us to live pure and clean lives for Christ and not in adulteries, fornications, immorality and the lusts of this world.
I wrote this newsletter in 2014 and what I see today in the churches and society seems all the more urgent. If you are reading this and this describes you, REPENT, TURN BACK TO GOD and WALK IN HIS WAYS and ESCAPE the coming Judgment.
Time for Clean hands and a pure heart
THESE ARE THE WORDS OF JESUS..
18 “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,
‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith,[b] and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow[c] that woman[d] Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce[e] My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent.[f] 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their[g] deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.
24 “Now to you I say, and[h] to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will[i] put on you no other burden. 25 But hold fast what you have till I come. 26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—
27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron;
They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’[j]—
as I also have received from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning star.
29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”’
Okay there is a lot in here that I need to grasp and understand but v. 23 alone makes me fear. Regardless if i understand it all or not, God says He will Judge the minds and hearts of people and that the churches will know that He is the one who is judging and will give to each according to their deeds (fruit)?.
This is a call to seek purity of heart and mind before it's too late.
This spirit of Jezebel is seducing the saints into sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols. V. 22 says that unless they repent of their or HER deeds, repent of adultery, that God will kill her children. who are HER children?? I'm not certain. Is it a generation that believes sexual immorality is okay? will they be left behind after rapture to suffer mystery babylon's destruction? the up and coming harlot church? im not sure. it doesn't say our children, it says HER children. The children of the doctrine of immorality and perversion.
Romans 8:6 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
to be carnally minded is death. I think we have taken this too lightly and not seriously enough. Making excuses for our thoughts and what lingers in our hearts. I think the time will come that the fear of the Lord will have to be restored. how will it come, how will the fear of the Lord be restored to the churches?? Is a major obvious judgment coming to the churches to cause death and the believes will know that it is God who is judging and executing judgment?
Aids came out of nowhere. with the promotion of homosexuality in the churches will there be a new plague that will come about through homosexuals in the churches? a new strain of disease to hit their churches full of homosexuals?
The Holy Spirit was lied to by Annanias and Saphira and they dropped dead and the church heard about it and feared.
Acts 5:11 So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things. 2 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. 13 Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. 14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. 16 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
So fear of the Lord spread in the region and the church was set right before the Lord. The fear was so great that none of the rest dared join them....
We have people of all walks joining in the churches these days, as a nice country club, good place to be or invade for whatever reason other than because they are true believers. they join us without regard that we serve a HOLY God that meets with us. It is a worthless thing to them. so If this going to happen, is there going to be such fear of God that no one will dare join the churches just to join but only those who are true believers in Jesus Christ who honor God and Fear the Lord??
maybe. The true church must be cleansed somehow to reveal the true sons/daughter so the Most high God. Real light. not light mixed with darkness. God must purify His church somehow in the days to come. Persecution? perhaps. or plague?.. .we saw persecution in the early church and death for lying to the Holy Spirit. Intense Fear of God and persecution. it was the ultimate purification going on.
When the 2 witnesses appear and are resurrected and a great earthquake kills 7000, it says that the rest were afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven. rev. 11:13
I hate the double-minded,
But I love Your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers,
For I will keep the commandments of my God!
116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold me up, and I shall be safe,
And I shall observe Your statutes continually.
118 You reject all those who stray from Your statutes,
For their deceit is falsehood.
119 You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross;
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of You,
And I am afraid of Your judgments.
David trembled at the judgments of the Lord and he walked in the fear of the Lord.
Paul says we have examples of God's judgments and that we are to heed them and pay attention.
Those in the wilderness took liberty in lusting, being idolaters, committing sexual immorality and in one day God's Judgment fell and 23,000 people died. Many tempted Jesus and were destroyed. Complained and were destroyed. It was all examples for us to follow and heed.
1 Cor. 10: 5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted. 7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”[a] 8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell; 9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents; 10 nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer. 11 Now all[b] these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
I have sensed that the Lord is showing me from Revelation 2 mostly, that some type of Judgment is coming to the churches. It very clearly says in v. 22 that those who commit adultery in the churches will go through the great tribulation. will they be left behind and know it because of their adultery? But what adultery is the word referring to? Is it only physical adulterers?
God says and then the churches will know that He is the one who searches the hearts and minds in v. 23. and gives to each one according to their works/deeds.
the word "minds" in v. 23 is actually kidney or the inmost mind. God judges an inmost mental adultery and the heart. Jesus said,
Matthew 5:28 - 8 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman (or man) to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
I am suspecting that those with adultery in their hearts are not going to get away with it and God will punish them. He punishes their(HER) children (children as in the upcoming apostasy church??) and leaves these "believers" in the great tribulation. I suspect that many in the church are struggling with adultery at heart and mind and this is a warning to the churches of what is to come.
The Spirit of lust is all around us in various forms and seems to consume this nation and culture.
Is there biblical example for God judging hearts and minds and punishing?
God judged King David for adultery and murder and Judgment was death to his son and turmoil in his family line from that point on..
God made Pharoahs heart harder and Judgements fell upon him, his house and all of Egypt (his children in a sense of the generation that would be next to rule).
John 9:2 who sinned this man or his parents?
this verse tells me that it wasn't off the wall to think that someone was punished because of their parents sins, or their own of course.
Is it like God to punish before the appointed time? yes.
Annanias and Saphira are an example of punishment for lying to the Holy Spirit. Gods word and Paul continuously warn to not lie to one another but to love one another and speak truth because we are of one body. how can you lie to your own body? you can't its all connected by the Spirit of God as one. One Spirit, one body. To be united instead of lying to one another and divided. having integrity, confessing, exposing darkness and continuing on in brotherly/sisterly love forgiving, protecting and continuing in fellowship of the Love of Christ Jesus. A pure love.
Learn what it means to love one another. Ask for more pure love for the true body of Jesus.
We already know that adulterers will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 9 DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THE UNRIGHTEOUS WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, NOR ADULTERERS, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
(Physical or mental) Adultery among the church and body of Christ ?
1 THESSOLONIANS 4 - strongly warns especially against believers lusting after other believers, that God will AVENGE (punish) for that type of forbidden coveting, sexual immorality.
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother (or sister) in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, AS WE ALSO HAVE FOREWARNED YOU and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
v. 5 concupiscence - means a longing, especially for what is forbidden
v. 6 defraud - means to be covetous by implication - to over reach
v. 6 avenger- means punisher
Why is Paul FOREWARNING us, the church? because it will be punished at some point for those things.
Deut 30:19 - 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;
There is hope for this person though. if we hear with ears to hear and eyes to see what the Lord is forewarning us about, then we will repent, cry out for God to cleanse our hands and purify our hearts and change us and escape this coming judgment upon the churches.
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
plagues (play-gay') -a stroke; by implication, a wound; figuratively, a calamity
2 COR. 13:5 5 EXAMINE YOURSELVES AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE FAITH. TEST YOURSELVES. DO YOU NOT KNOW YOURSELVES, THAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU?—UNLESS INDEED YOU ARE DISQUALIFIED.