”1 Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that [are] in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. 2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks. 3 And ye shall go out at the breaches, every [cow at that which is] before her; and ye shall cast [them] into the palace, saith the LORD. 4 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, [and] your tithes after three years: 5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim [and] publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD. 6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 7 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when [there were] yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. 8 So two [or] three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured [them]: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 11 I have overthrown [some] of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: [and] because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. 13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what [is] his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, [is] his name.”
Brothers and Sisters how many times does it take for The Lord Jesus to Reveal His Power, Authority and Control before you Repent and Return to Him, who is filled with Mercy, Grace and Love towards you. Do you look at your Life seeing multiple disasters, multiple problems, multiple issues all coming from out of Un-expectancy, finding yourself bewildered. But in these times have you tried with your own Strength to overcome and have failed, tried to overcome, asking family and friends for help but finding no relief?
It is because you run to the Wrong Source, even to the one who has allowed such things to come upon you.
Too many of you think that Our Lord Jesus would never Do or Allow bad things to happen… are you better than Israel?
When it come to Disobedience To The Word or Holy Spirit then you can look that you in the hands of Mighty and Angry God. For even as it was with Pharaoh in Egypt, who hardened his heart towards God in the Plagues and even as Israel has hardened their hearts to the ways of God, who has allow things to happen for Repentance, so, we are no better then they who were before us.
“13 And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said. 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart [is] hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.”
2 Kings 17:13-16
“13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, [and by] all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments [and] my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. 14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God. 15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that [were] round about them, [concerning] whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them. 16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, [even] two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.”
Brothers and Sisters, whom should be Serving Jesus As Lord have made Mockery of His Salvation, His Word and His Holy Spirit following The Ways Of Satan, Man and Your Own Desires Of The Flesh! Our Lord Jesus is Long Suffering, waiting for True Repentance.
2 Peter 3:8-9
“8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
In Jesus Long Suffering, in His Waiting, He will allow Bad Things To Happen or even Do Things that seem evil in Our Eyes, Our Understanding, all to get you to Repent!!!
Brothers and Sisters Understand this, that there are Three Occurrences, yet Four, that Occur in the World. 1 Bad and Evil things happen, with our understanding, from Natural Occurrences; 2 Bad and Evil things happen because of Our Own Ignorance; 3 Bad and Evil things happen because of Satan and 4 Bad and Evil things happen, without Our Understanding that Jesus has done or allowed. For most people, both in The World and in The Blood Bought, claim 1, 2 and 3 and most never look at 4.
We live in this False Doctrine World believing that because the Scriptures say that our God is a Loving God that No Evil can come upon us, but YOU Do Not Understand Our God! God, Jesus, is a Loving God and has done what no other can do, that is, giving us a Sacrifice for Our Sins, Our Punishment and has Forgiven those who Repent and Walk In His Ways. But, Jesus will not turn away from Punishing those who Walk In Sin Against His Word and The Holy Spirit.
Too many of you think that the only Punishment will be at the End, but there is Punishment During Our Lives before The End, before the Judgment before of Jesus.
“1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy [to it], and brought a certain part, and laid [it] at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried [him] out, and buried [him].”
Sapphira suffered the same fate. Do you think that, because of those who Minister, skirt around such Scriptures that Our Lord Jesus would not make us To Suffer, Do Evil in Our Eyes, Punish us for Wrong Doings, but it those who Minister that have Lied and Not Spoken The Truth about Our Lord!
“7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened [us] after their own pleasure; but he for [our] profit, that [we] might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”
Now, Understand this, Our Punishments can come in many, many different forms, such as Job Loss, Bad Health or just Health Issues, Poverty, Suffering From Outside the home from others, and the list can go on. But Understand This, not all of these things are of God, but can be from the other Three from above.
Some of you may say, but I have done No Wrong, I have committed No Sin and yet these things continue to happen to me. Then First, Examine Your Life according to Scriptures and see if there is anything that you should Repent About.
“Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”
2 Corinthians 13:5
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
Second, has Jesus already told you to do something and you have refused to do it for whatever reason or excuse.
“For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
“Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.”
1 Samuel 15:22
“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams.”
Third, and the last to look at, Your Suffering may be to the Benefit Of Others. What this means is that while you are going through some trial, some suffering, it may be those around you that Jesus is trying to get their attention by Your Reactions, Your Faith.
2 Corinthians 11:17-29
“17 That which I speak, I speak [it] not after the Lord, but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting. 18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise. 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you], if a man take [of you], if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. 21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. 22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so [am] I. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one. 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren; 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?”
Brothers and Sisters, Listen to The Holy Spirit, Read God’s Holy Word and Obey. When you are doing something wrong, stop and Repent, turn back to The One that Saves Us, that is Jesus Our Lord. We only have This World to Repent In, NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO HERE AFTER!!! Judgment will be cast, from Jesus, He is The Judge, Jury and Sentencing Of Our Eternal Fate!
Sometimes you Must Hit Rock Bottom…
But…Don’t Stay There…
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!