Subject: Warning message given to the churches in the end time
The warning message through the prophets against sins of the Israel, chosen people that they committed in the promised land is also applied as the warning message against the churches that follows the Mammon through compromising with the world. Of this, Apostle Paul testified:
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”(Rom. 15:1)
The word given to us today is the second warning message toward the people of Israel that departed the words of God through sinning against God. When the LORD God warned them, he said unto them, “Hear ye the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:”(Jer. 2:4)
God mentioned about their ancestors that entered into the promised land out of Egypt. He continued to say unto them:
What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Neither said they, Where is the Lord that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?
And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.
The priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the Lord, and with your children’s children will I plead.(Jer. 2:2-9)
Extremely getting angry with them, the LORD God even asked unto them, saying, Has a nation change their gods, which are yet no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which not profit. In other word, other Gentile nations have never changed their gods that are no gods, rather have worshipping their gods with passion, but the people of Israel has forsaken their glorious God to serve the gods of the Gentiles that is no profit unto them. The LORD God spoke unto the heavens saying, “Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.”
In other word, the LORD God asked heavens to close their doors so that the desolate may be poured unto the Israel.
And of the reason why the LORD God asked heaven to pour the desolated unto the Israel, God clearly spoke unto them saying,
“For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”(Jer. 2:13)
We hear the second warning message unto the people of Israel in the main scripture. In other word, he spoke about the reason why he was not willing to forgive them saying,
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.”(Jer. 5:1)
The LORD God testified of them saying, “Though they say, the LORD liveth; surely they say falsely”
The LORD God continued to say against them, even though they say in their prayer, O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? But they actually were insulting their God. Of the reason, even though the LORD God has stricken them, but they have not grieved; and God has consumed them, but they have refuses to receive correction; they even have made their faces harder than a rock; and they refused to return (Jer. 5:1-3)
Finally, the LORD God gave them the message of judgment saying,
“How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have
forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.
They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife.
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?”(Jer. 5:7-9)
Apostle Paul testified saying, the day of Christ(the day of Rapture) shall come after the churches of God fall away from God, and the son of perdition that is the antichrist shall appear to the world:
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”(2Thes. 2:1-4)
Thereafter, for seven years, the days of judgment shall come upon the Jews that not believed in the Lord Jesus Christ that is their Messiah, God as well as many religious people that not born again of the Spirit in the churches of God. There shall be the days for the judgment against the Jews that have not served God, but have forsaken their God, the fountain of the living waters together with corrupted churches. As the people of Israel committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots houses, the churches of God in the end time are committing adultery loving the word as well as the things in the world; and they also are assembling to the church of the Harlot that is the bride of Satan; and finally they are assembling themselves by troops at WCC saying other gods of the Gentile nation are the same gods as their God.
Apostle Peter warned against the churches in the end time saying,
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”(2Pet. 2:1-3)
Even though only the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ shed through his one time death can purify the wicked sins in the conscience of man; nothing else in the other religions can do (Heb. 9:14), so many cults have appeared to blasphemy the blood of God, the Lord Jesus Christ saying, not only the blood of Jesus Christ, but also the righteousness of man for salvation. Even the churches of God are not willing to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ sanctified them that believe on him through his one time death(Heb. 10:10) even though they are saying, they believe the words of the truth; they also not believe that after the Lord Jesus Christ had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God. And for by one offering he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified(Heb. 10:12-14).
Apostle Peter testified of the severe judgment of God saying, God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; and he spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly that had been born for thousand years. Since then, God has multiplied the people through the family of Noah now reaching seven Billion of population living on the face of the earth. He also testified saying, turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly.
The present world including Los Angeles where we are living are more wicked than Sodom and Gomorrah. Only born again children of God are praying waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus, dwelling therein among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed their righteous souls from day to day with unlawful deeds of the world. .
The LORD God spoke unto the people of Israel through prophet Ezekiel saying, their sins are more wicked than Sodom and Gomorrah:
“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”(EZ. 16:49,50)
The Holy Ghost made Apostle Paul prophesy of what kind of evil things to be done by the churches in the end time to come; and now we are seeing day by day that his word has been fulfilled before our eyes:
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer…..This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”(1Tim. 4:1-5, 2Tim. 3:1-5)
Through the words given to us today, there may any reason why our Lord Jesus Christ delay the day when he takes his born again children of God to heavenly kingdom, and pour the judgment unto the present world. This is the very time when we have to awake from spiritual sleep, and arise from the dead. Then Christ will give us the light through the anointment of the Spirit so that we may be able to shine the light of life unto the world in the darkness. And we have to examine ourselves to see whether we are walking correctly not as fools, but as wise. And this is the right time when we not present ourselves unto the things that is corruptible, but redeem our time to present our body as living sacrifice so that God may use us the instruments of the righteousness. We are to be foolish unless we discern the will of God; and we have to be awaken spiritually to dedicate unto the work of the Lord that shall be not in vain, but be enduring forever (Eph. 5:14-17). Amen! Hallelujah!