Zephaniah 1:17 -
And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
Today's message says God is angry with mankind and in His anger He will harden their hearts and make them spiritually blind. Even if they read scriptures they will not understand and be saved. God will also cause great destruction of life. The reason what god has given is just one which is 'they have sinned against the LORD [Yehovah/Jehovah]'. The Hebrew word translated as sin means to go against or error against.
Two days back I shared about WMSCOG, like them about the same time in Korea was another cult known as the Moonies or the Unification Church. The founder of that group also called himself god and his wife mother god. The most amazing fact is both the founders came from the same town in Korea. The grave where they are buried also has other so called gods buried with their tombstones proclaiming their self-made claims.
It is not that God suddenly woke up to the sinning of man. If we see in scriptures there are three complete destructions or annihilation which God did in most supernatural way one was of the Tower of Babylon, second destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and bringing down of the Wall of Jericho. It is interesting to note in two cases the reason was same. The tower of Babylon was not bought down because of its height but because it was a temple of all gods bought together. Man had bought a harmony between all gods and thus lifted themselves against the True God. It was this act that angered God and caused Him to cause destruction of the tower.
In the case of the wall of Jericho the reason was the same. The city was a prosperous city where the elite in society lived, it was surrounded by hills on three sides but on one side stood two great walls and between these walls were the temples of all the gods they worshipped.
There are few things that really angers God and one of them is mocking the image of God in man by homosexuality like in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah and the other is the unification of gods or religions like in Babylon and Jericho.
We are witnessing a time when religions are unifying against the Truth and the new Pope Francis is doing this at an accelerated rate. In the few days he came he has caused many religion heads to rethink and come together. People may think this to be good but they do not realize this is one of the reasons that anger God the most.
Today's message talks of us once again witnessing a great calamity.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are Holy and Righteous, and nothing unholy can stand before You. You consume all that tries to take or share your glory. There can never be peace between darkness and light; light will always overpower darkness. Lord, we know one thing even in these times those who are yours will pass through it and your Hand will be over them, they will not be consumed by your wrath...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Exodus 34:14 - (for thou shalt worship no other god: for Jehovah, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God);
Deuteronomy 4:24 - For Jehovah thy God is a devouring fire, a jealous God.
Deuteronomy 5:9 - thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah, thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me;
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you;
15 for Jehovah thy God in the midst of thee is a jealous God; lest the anger of Jehovah thy God be kindled against thee, and he destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve Jehovah; for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgression nor your sins.
20 If ye forsake Jehovah, and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you evil, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
2 Jehovah is a jealous God and avengeth; Jehovah avengeth and is full of wrath; Jehovah taketh vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
3 Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means clear the guilty: Jehovah hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
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