Believing that God is going to melt the earth and judge wickedness with jealous severity is not exactly a “happy thought” to most believers in Jesus. Yahweh is not some frou frou God who dances around rainbows and wants to make everyone feel good about themselves. He is a jealous God who hates wickedness and who desires a kingdom of voluntary lovers. These voluntary lovers are the ones that will stand in that last day. The ones that are after His heart and whose consciences have been purified and cleansed by the blood of the lamb. We see this jealous jealousy throughout the entire Bible. In Genesis, God destroys the wicked earth with a flood but saves a remnant of the righteous Noah and his family. In Exodus, He destroys wicked Egypt but saves the righteous remnant of Israel. Throughout the prophets he destroys an obstinate Israel who refuse to follow and obey Him, again while saving a righteous remnant. What makes us think that God won’t judge the earth as it is now? The earth is filled with more wickedness and evil than any other time in history. Billions of babies are slaughtered in the name of convenience every year and even the modern church won’t lift a finger to do anything about it. Little girls are enslaved to satisfy the cravings of depraved men. Followers of Jesus are tortured and murdered for their faith all over the world. Witchcraft, demon worship and satanism keep whole villages in bondage. Children are brain-washed into being killing machines in Uganda to defend the cause of an evil man. Shall I go on? What makes you think that Jesus will not do anything about this?
Yesterday in the prayer room, while reading chapter 13 of Ezekial, I was overcome by the true prophet’s message to the false prophets in Israel. The false prophets were preaching a message of peace.
“Because they lead my people astray, saying “Peace,” when there is no peace…
rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth“
Ezekial 13: 10-11
The future judgement of the earth is everywhere in the Word of God. In Joel 2, it says that
“I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord”
Again, in Joel 3 it says:
“for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.
Swing the sickle for the harvest is ripe.
Come, trample the grapes
for the winepress is full
and the vats overflow
2 Peter 3 (after the new covenant)
“By the same word the present heaves and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgement and destruction of the ungodly…..
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be destroyed by fire and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to bed? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed it’s coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in heat. But in keeping with his promse we are looking forward to a new heaven and new earth.”
This is not a secondary doctrine. This is THE doctrine. This is why Jesus died. He died so that we would be able to be His voluntary lovers. Without His ultimate sacrifice He wouldn’t be able to have a kingdom of lovers. Yet there are false prophets within the world and even within the church who preach “peace, peace when there is no peace”.
2 Peter 2 says,
“But there were also false prophets among the people just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovreign Lord who bought them– bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories”.”
Peter is comparing the end-times false prophets to those of the false prophets of Israel in the Old Testament. There are well-meaning false prophets in our churches today who are preaching that we have nothing to worry about. Why would God destroy the earth He created? It’s not because He is not good, it’s because He IS good. The land, the mountains, the ocean… sure He loves these thing but He is more concerned about His people… the ones He loves… the ones that choose to follow Him. And vengeance is His.
He is a jealous husband that will not allow His bride to be mistreated. He will remove everything that hinders love and He will do it in perfect timing.
I don’t really have anything profound to say but I will say that I am so glad Holy Spirit is a constant companion. If He didn’t exist, I doubt… no, I KNOW that none of the significant happenings in my heart lately would well, would be happening.
I went to Old Chicago with a friend tonight. It’s a great KC pizza place on 119th and Metcalf. I go out with this friend often but we always come to the same conclusion each time we get together: two people couldn’t possibly be more different than we are. We are night and day complete opposites but we have one thing in common; we are both madly in love with Jesus, can’t wait for His return and are passionate about reminding those around us that a new King is about to come to this earth.
As soon as we met, this friend had a dream that we were standing on the edge of an ocean and there were crowds of people around us and we were desperately sharing with these people that Jesus was in love with them and was coming soon: no one believed us. No one listened to us but we kept preaching. Here we are, two years later, and still telling these things to our loved ones and still getting the same reaction: apathy.
It’s not a fun thing to know that everyone thinks your insane when you are just simply sharing the truth of God’s Word… but when you have someone that is just as insane, standing beside you. Well things are just easier that way.
In a farm house (think ‘wizard of oz), looking out the window… only to see several black tornadoes in the distance drawing closer to the home I was in. I walk outside and suddenly start floating into the air and then soaring above the tornadoes with none other than my… laptop? I am moving fast flying over and even THROUGH some of the tornadoes. It is an exhilarating feeling. I then land in front of the house again, rush in and hide in the bath tub (good place to go durning a tornado if you don’t have a basement). I wake up.
Recently, Jesus (my best friend) has been speaking to me about writing again and I actually feel like I’m getting more oppurtunities than I have had in awhile. I believe that spirit-led writing and art and music are going to be part of the epic end-time battle… God vs. evil. However, I’m feeling deeply insecure about it. I haven’t written a short story since college, five years ago. I believe that as a prophetic messenger, God will not only be using our voices but elements of art that convey the power and beauty of God. This art, inspired by the spirit of God will have an anointing on it, far more powerful than the demonic anointing that comes from music and media tainted with the spirit of this age. I still feel insecure about it… to the point that I think I will vomit. Ridiculous, huh?
Being in inner healing is bringing a lot of junk from my childhood to the surface. It’s stirring up a lot of past insecurities and pain that God has finally begun a process of healing on. I think it’s for this reason… so that I can contain and receive ideas and dreams from heaven. It’s not a fun season but it is definitely one that is valuable and necessary… but it’s still killing me!
I had a dream last night that I was ice skating in this indoor rink. On the floor of the rink, under the ice were anti-God slogans that were put there by the government. I don’t remember exactly what they said but I know that last night the state of the church was heavy on my heart. To me this dream represented the church, symbolically “skating on thin ice”. We can no longer tolerate even hint of the anti-christ spirit in our churches. We need to start getting serious about the truth of God’s Word. We need to stop being so tolerant of compromise. This is the end of the age, people.
So my step-mom from Little Rock had a dream a few weeks ago. She said that she was in a watchtower and there were all kinds of people up there, families, different cultures, children. They were all looking out the windows of the watchtower when they saw a deep darkness coming towards them. That is when they all knew to immediately “go down”. So they all took off down the stairs as quickly as their legs would carry them. Cheri noticed that a jug of milk had been left behind by someone. I feel that this jug of milk connotes maturity (1Corinthians 3:1-3) as in… we were living off of milk but now we are graduating to “solid food”. I feel that there will be an acceleration of maturity as we see darkness spreading it’s tentacles across the church. Cheri saw a fire-escape and went down it but it didn’t go all the way down. It stopped at a level. She saw a gate with a man standing behind it. The gate was closed but not locked… (I’m still not sure what this means). Then she saw two junior-high school kids and she asked them what they were doing there. They replied that they were waiting for an adult who had to go up and get someone else. Cheri remembers think ing “there’s not enough time for that!”. In other words… we need to start preparing this generation NOW before it’s too late. She then gently guided the children to find their way out.