Cleansing of the Church
Zechariah 13:1,2 -
In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
Today's message is in continuation to yesterday's message.
It is written in the Bible after the Day of the Lord, the Church of Christ will be cleaned of all its nonsense. Like how Jesus took all the things of the traders in the synagogue and threw them, in the same way the people of God by the power of the Holy Spirit will take all the idols of the Church and throw them out.
When the Bible says idols it means the statues which man worship and also means the people (both alive and not alive) whom man adore and worship.
Since long man devoid of the Word and its understanding has been mislead by deceiving people / spirits whom the Lord calls as Moab to do things which angers God. It is due to this that people of God have been suffering since ages. It is now time that the glory of God will be seen on His people like the Pillar of Cloud was seen on Israel (when on the move) in the dessert.
Before this happens there is going to be serious churning and cleansing which is going to happen. So tighten your seat belts (hold on to the Word) for we are soon going to pass through some rough times. Those who stand by (doers of) the Word, having authority in Christ need not be worried You will carried on eagles wings (grace of God).
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, it is time that the world knows You and sees your glory, and Your glory can only be seen on your people. Lord, bring your people into light and according to your Word draw them out of all the deceit they have been fallen into. Open their eyes and let them see the vanity they follow. By your Power and your Spirit fill your chosen ones with anointing and understanding of the Word so that they can bring your sheep unto You...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
6 Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.
7 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.
8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
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