New Beginnings and Recompense
I am reading in the 40th chapter of Isaiah and I want to point out to you some things that the Spirit is showing me. God is about to turn some things upside down.
It is written, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness [remove obstacles]; Make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God.
"Every valley shall be raised, and every mountain and hill made low; And let the rough ground become plain, and the rugged places a broad valley" (Isaiah 40: 3-4, AMP).
In other words. Those who are arrogant and proud will be brought low. And those who are abased or humbled will be exalted.
It is Appointed to Man to Die Once, Then Judgement
This is a warning for us as mere men. We tend to forget that our time on earth is limited. I was looking at Bill Gates and an article written about him and how frail he looked in his suit. On the verge of death. His money and power will not spare him. Yet he continues in his folly. Deceived.
This is what the LORD says of anyone, especially "great men". "Scarcely have they been planted, scarcely have they been sown, scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, but He merely blows on them, and they wither, and a strong wind carries them away like stubble" (Isaiah 40: 24, AMP).
"A voice says, 'Call out [prophesy].' Then he answered, 'What shall I call out?' [The voice answered:] All humanity is [as frail as] grass, and all that makes it attractive [its charm, its loveliness] is [momentary] like the flower of the field.
"The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Most certainly [all] the people are [like] grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever" (Isaiah 40: 6-8, AMP).
We Will Give an Account of Ourselves Before Him
Yesterday a content creator posted a clip of Amber Rose arguing with men. Saying, "Don't care". Let us do what we want with our bodies, minds, and images. Commenters were praising her for taking a stand in this great "gender war".
Everyone is yelling at each other, and no one is listening. They can't receive the smallest piece of sound doctrine because of their anger and hate towards themselves and others.
Wisdom and understanding is being cast aside and the idiocy is becoming deafening. But there is a warning that the Spirit imparted to me for those who are running with this narrative for likes and views. "The words of wise men heard in quietness are better than the shouting of one who rules among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good" (Ecclesiastes 9: 17-18, AMP). Now the Spirit just gave me this.
You Can Choose to Do You, but You Will Not Choose the Consequences
This is what I was given at the time that I watched the video. "Rejoice, young man, in your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant in the days of your young manhood. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the desires of your eyes but know that God will bring you into judgment for all things" (Ecclesiastes 11: 9, AMP).
So just know that you have the autonomy to do whatever you want to do in life. Men and women. But you will never be able to dictate the outcomes.
And for those that perpetuate this foolishness, up to and including the instigators and social media platforms. Know this. "Jesus said to His disciples, 'Stumbling blocks [temptations and traps set to lure one to sin] are sure to come, but woe (judgment is coming) to him through whom they come'"(Luke 17: 1, AMP).
I don't know how much time we have left. However long, please don't be deceived. "Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the LORD one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day" (2 Peter 3: 8, AMP).
Where is the Power in Your gods (Idols)?
People are participating in witchcraft and idolatry on an astronomical level. And yet, they still die! But this is only the first death. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
"Do you [who worship idols] not know? Have you not heard? Had it not been told to you from the beginning?
"Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth [the omnipotence of God and the stupidity of bowing to idols]?" (Isaiah 40: 21, AMP).
Let me end this on a comforting note. "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary; There is no searching His understanding.
They Will Run and Not Be Weary
"He gives strength to the weary, and to him who has no might He increases power. Even youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly,
"But those who wait for the LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
"They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired" (Isaiah 40: 28-31, AMP).
God is pleading with us to get our houses in order. We must not fear.
Every day I will wait with expectation. To see His face. To love me because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. To know that He chooses to have a relationship with those who are willing.
Always coming from a place of love!!
Originally written on December 30, 2022.
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