Are You Ready?
There is an advertisement on television by an Internet company which has several people from around the world say, "Are you ready?" The advertisement is about the advent of the information age which will completely change life here on earth as we know it. The availability of instant free information will truly transform this world and businesses that are not presently preparing for this change will disappear.
What is happening in the natural world, I believe is also happening in the spiritual world. "The earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord even as the waters cover the sea." (Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14) God is increasing His knowledge of church history, the ancient biblical languages, etc., and those not afraid of change are coming to the realization that much of what has been taught from the pulpits has been nothing but the traditions of men and the doctrines of demons. For many, this knowledge will be too much to bear.
Most of those to which Jesus preached to 2000 years ago did not heed His words, did not prepare themselves for the new day and were swept away in 70 AD during the destruction of Jerusalem, the Temple, the Priesthood and the Mosaic Covenant in which they had their faith.
We live today, I believe in a transition period leaving one age and entering into another, spiritually speaking as well as in the natural. Christians today face a similar situation to the one the Jews faced 2000 years ago. God is about to destroy systems which no longer serve the purpose He designed for them. Denominations by the thousands are going to be swept away. Those who can't or refuse to see the signs all over the place will be swept away with them. Millions of Christians have their hopes in flying away from the earth while the Lord pours out His judgments upon the earth, yet those very judgments will be upon their own heads. There is an ark prepared called "in Christ," NOT "in religion." Most of us Christians don't know the difference. We are about to find out.
Someone sent me a prophecy given to a lady back in 1998. I believe I have to send it to those on this inspirational list. I realize many on this list do not necessarily believe in prophesy. That is a shame. Because God is using the gift of prophesy to send out His warnings of what He is doing in the earth. Since most of the church has abandoned faith in most of the gifts and some of the key positions of authority Christ placed in the body of Christ long ago, many will have a difficult time hearing the warnings. Israel certainly was warned for MANY years, but they did not heed those warnings. Didn't Jesus say not one stone would be standing upon another? It would all be swept away. But they didn't believe Him. Yet it all happened both naturally and spiritually to the very generation to which Jesus was speaking. (Read Josephus' "War of the Jews" Books 5 and 6) The history of the Jews were to be a sign and an example for those that live in this dispensation; they were a "shadow" of things to come. Have we learned from the Jews? Have we pressed forward into the spirit or have we returned back to "shadows?"
A timely prophecy to God's people.
Hi Dad, Note the time I am writing this. It is nearly 5:30 a.m. I cannot sleep. I fell asleep only slightly for less than an hour between 2 and 3 a.m. Upon waking, abruptly I might add, I felt very strongly impressed to open my nightstand drawer. I felt that there was something God specifically wanted to tell me. There it was, amidst many papers and books. It stood out to my sleepy eyes. Hopefully, after typing and sending it to you, my spirit will rest and I will fall asleep. Here goes: (By the way, I love you). Julie
This is a prophecy thru Judy Wray at Secor, Aug. 7, 1998: (tape starts late)...it's going to break through the surface. There are layers and layers and layers and layers that have lain upon the body of Christ. It's been there for centuries. And the Lord is going to begin to move the earth. There will be an upheaval, there will be an earthquake. But that earth is the vessel, the earthen vessel of the Body of Christ. And the Lord says prepare yourself.
And there won't be anything around for any of you to hold on to that is of any substantial worth because the Lord will shake all that can be shaken. There are things that have been in place that have been fixed in man's mentality and practices for centuries; and the Lord says I am about to uproot that which has been there.
And it has been a false thing that man has held on to, thinking that he was secure and safe and grounded in what he has built and what he has satisfied his mind with. And the Lord says that I am going to unearth all of this, all of this. There will be structures falling right and left. Things that people will be amazed at. They will say, "How could that be? This has been there from the beginning. We've had our faith in this. Our families have grown up in believing these things." But the Lord says I shall cause it to fall before your very eyes. And the Lord says the only thing that you will on to of any security, and safety, will be the hand of the Lord.
Hold fast, my people to the hand of the Lord in the days to come, because it's not very long from now when this shall begin. It shall begin. The word of the Lord shall begin to visit the churches. It shall visit the people. It shall visit those who are in the pulpit and who have taught falsely, sayeth the Lord. They have not equipped my people. The shepherds have been in error and they have been hardened of heart and they have been deaf of ear and they have not heard the word of the Lord; neither have they sought my face, nor have they been ushered in the Holy Spirit.
And the Lord says I shall visit them first because judgment begins in the house of the Lord. And the people shall begin to fall away from the denominations. They shall fall away from the churches that they have known. And they shall wander the streets in confusion, and they shall be bewildered.
And so the people of the Lord, the saints of the Lord, the remnant, the end-time church shall go out to the highways and byways and compel them to come in, come in, come in, come in to the real house of the Lord. And the real house of the Lord is built in the fellowship of the saints and in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, as you find in these meetings.
And the Lord says this will be the church; this will be the house of the Lord. Because all that man has held on to shall not be there. It shall not be there. And the day for that is not far away, my people. It's not far away. So, equip your own hearts. Equip your own hearts and heed what I say to you. Hold on to Me and check, check, check what's in your hand. If there's anything there that is not of Me, that is not righteous, that is not established in Me, then let go of it because it shall take you down. It shall take you down. Because those who do not let go shall fall with the structure that they hold on to. -end of prophecy.
If you have been taught that God does not prophesy through people anymore, that the only word of God He left for us is the Bible, then surely you must reject this word. However, my friend, if this word is truly God's warning, you will be unprepared for the coming corrective judgment of God on His own house. (Judgment begins at the House of the Lord. 1 Peter 4:17) Your very traditions and doctrines will be the instruments which will prevent you from hearing the warning.
There are thousands of voices within the body of Christ who are declaring a new day, darkness is swiftly fleeing away. Religion, all forms of it, will be exposed for the evils that they perpetrate. God the Father and His Son will manifest themselves in a more glorious way than ever before. This glory will expose the systems of religion for the darkness they are. This includes the thousands of "divisions" of Christendom. Have you ever wondered why there are thousands of denominations of Christianity when Paul made it very plain in his writings that Christians should NOT divide into sects following different men, rituals, creeds, forms of church government, etc.? (1 Cor. 1:12, 13; 1 Cor. 3:1-11)
Jesus said, "A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand." (Matt. 12:24-30) With this statement of Christ's in mind, it should be obvious to a rational person that 30,000 denominations each divided from each other might not really be the "body of Christ." Of course there can be true Christians within these denominations, but the structures, the institutions themselves, which divide Christians from each other, are NOT the kingdom of God, the body of Christ. These structures WILL come down. You can be certain of that, even as not one stone was left standing in Herod's Temple.
Are you ready?
"Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." (Matt. 21:43, 44)
The Rock will do His work either way. We can come to Him humbly, casting our trinkets of religion, our denominational affiliations, etc. at His feet and ask Him to reveal His purposes in our lives and in this earth at this time and be broken and humbled, or we can wait until His judgments (which many Christians expect to fall unbelievers) to fall on us and be crushed to powder. Either way, we will have to do business with The Rock. Have it your way as they say.
God wants to heal this earth and He will do it. How?
"If MY PEOPLE, who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from THEIR wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive THEIR sins, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14) ("Their land" speaks of their inner life, their outward flow towards the nations, the peoples of the earth)
Are you ready?
If you know anyone who you feel would enjoy reading these inspirationals, simply send in their names and email addresses. Anyone wishing to be removed from the list, simply needs write. We do not make the list available to other concerns. Feel free to copy and pass along these writings provided nothing is changed and authorship credit remains when there is an author.
Tentmaker 118 Walnut Hermann, MO 65041
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. -Josh Billings
"And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Eph. 2:6-10, NIV)
For more Inspirations of Life