The Lord will bring down the fortified cities of this world
Zephaniah 1:16 -
A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
Since past few years people are seeing great changes happening, the world over. These include natural disasters, chaos in different parts of the world; before that there were sudden popping of new diseases and start of famines in various parts of the world. People may say such things have been happening even before, but just think, when did all these happen together in such short period of time?
Of late we read of a great country like America getting economical shaken up and soon other major countries in Europe are failing heel to these economic shaking.
Sometimes back in the month of May some people close to me and well to do were comparing their worldly prosperity with mine and commented on their so called blessings as reward for all the traditions they followed which are void of God. I was not aware of this conversation but the night before, I was given a message but the Lord of what was stored near to the end of the monsoons.
The Lord had shown me the judgment and disasters which He will bring upon these high head people who live on hills.
In today's message the Lord says we are living in a time of prophesy (trumpet). These days are days before the Day of the Lord's revenge (not to be confused with the Judgment Day). The Lord is slow to anger but He stores His wrath for people who are stiff necked. People who know Him, have been blessed by Him and have seen His glory and are still far from Him.
The Lord says in today's message people who think they have money or property or good jobs or businesses which will take provide for them and save them in the time of trouble, they need to wake up. They may be Christians, going to church or services or outreaches but in their personal life Lord has no place.
The Lord is not a patient or an abundant old aged person whom you visit once a week or once a month and give some things to content yourself of being good. He is our God and Creator and Provider and Giver of Life. It does not take Him a nanosecond to disconnect our life system or remove the carpet under our feet and turn our world upside down.
The Lord in fact is warning us soon He is going to shake the world of these so called fake Christians who have confidence in what they have. They may be saying prayers but their prayers are just babblings and make no sense to God nor do they hardly give thought to what they say. Their lives are void of God, they may do charity to show people they are good or to contend themselves but the hidden things they do in life is like blood on their hands. The Lord says when they lift these hands up for prayer it angers Him.
Not that there is any person who is good but when people do wrong and try to justify them as good or think God does not see their deeds and they come before Him in white robes, angers Him.
When the Lord showed me these people He showed me as people living in caves on hills (high places). The Lord showed me 2 types of disasters which will take place to these people. You may be a country which calls yourself a Christian country, you may be a church or ministry which calls itself a Christian church or ministry, you may be an individual who calls yourself a Christian, but if you are one of those who have built for yourself a fortified walls and a comfort zone, the Lord is going to soon ruffle your nest.
You may feel the Lord is being harsh but in fact it is His mercy that He is doing all this. He is doing it so as to wake these people up and save them from the real disaster which will follow after all this.
So let all of us who are in this category wake up to this trumpet call and turn our ways to the Lord.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, your Throne is make of sapphire and the ground around You is made of sapphire for your Throne is Mercy and it is your mercy that does not destroy us when we come before your presence. No man was found worthy and it was in your mercy that You came and became our Corner Stone. Your ways are not man's ways for your world is not man's world. Your wisdom is not understood by man, but it is by your Son and your Spirit that we come to know You. Father God, You revealed us your Son, your Son reveals us your Spirit and your Spirit reveals You to us. Work in us Lord and save your people from the real disaster...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
36 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations;
37 That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.
38 Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths.
39 For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.
40 And furthermore, that ye have sent for men to come from far, unto whom a messenger was sent; and, lo, they came: for whom thou didst wash thyself, paintedst thy eyes, and deckedst thyself with ornaments,
41 And satest upon a stately bed, and a table prepared before it, whereupon thou hast set mine incense and mine oil.
42 And a voice of a multitude being at ease was with her: and with the men of the common sort were brought Sabeans from the wilderness, which put bracelets upon their hands, and beautiful crowns upon their heads.
43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, Will they now commit whoredoms with her, and she with them?
44 Yet they went in unto her, as they go in unto a woman that playeth the harlot: so went they in unto Aholah and unto Aholibah, the lewd women.
45 And the righteous men, they shall judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women that shed blood; because they are adulteresses, and blood is in their hands.
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