I will utterly consume everything

Zephaniah 1:2-6
2 "I will utterly consume everything from the face of the land," Says the LORD;
3 "I will consume man and beast; I will consume the birds of the heavens, The fish of the sea, And the stumbling blocks along with the wicked. I will cut off man from the face of the land," Says the LORD.
4 "I will stretch out My hand against Judah, And against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. I will cut off every trace of Baal from this place, The names of the idolatrous priests with the pagan priests-
5 Those who worship the host of heaven on the housetops; Those who worship and swear oaths by the LORD, But who also swear by Milcom;
6 Those who have turned back from following the LORD, And have not sought the LORD, nor inquired of Him."

Before I get to today's message one of the most challenging area of Bible study is how to understand prophesies and how to apply them. Prophesies are basically things that the Lord will do or will allow to be done, so these are grammatically verbs thus can be understood by the grammar of the 3 languages in which the Bible is written that is Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.

Let me go in the reverse order the Greek language grammar has what is known as TVM - Tone, Voice and Mood. When the Lord taught me this, He showed them to me as instructions for the body, soul (inner man) and spirit respectively. So if one takes any scripture and goes into the grammar and applies this rule to it one would easily write a book like Paul just on one scripture.

The Hebrew and Aramaic language on the other hand has only two properties and thus are instructions either to body and soul or soul and spirit. The New Testament is written in Greek because the Word (promise) was made flesh and whole instructions were completed (3).

It is because of this reason most prophesies are just not related to a specific event but more than one event. Like the fall of Jerusalem as warned by Jesus in Matthew 24 was prophesied by Jeremiah and explained by Daniel, was not only connected to the physical Jerusalem in 70AD but is also connected to the false Church in the last days (there are 2 Hebrew Jerusalem words one refers to the false church and the other the true church).

Therefore all scriptures have a message and even though the message is one, it speaks to each heart given us answers according to our hearts.

In today's message the Lord Prophesizes that He would consume many earthly things even though these will be physically manifested the greater things is the spiritual factor of what each earthly thing means or represents.

So what we will see is a revival of the Church for all things that not of spiritual foundation and not of the Lord will be shaken and bought down and people who say they speak for the Lord when in reality they have not sought the Lord will be exposed and bought down.

[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, there are many shepherds who walk in the flesh more than in the Spirit. They do not lead your sheep to green pastures but to poison junkyards. Lord, we thank You for the change You are bringing in the Church and among your people. Let your glory be seen among your people and let them know that You indeed are God and You alone are God and You are not asleep but know all things even those which are hidden...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[ Reference Scripture ]
Matthew 24:14-25
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a testimony unto all the nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand),
16 then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains:
17 let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out things that are in his house:
18 and let him that is in the field not return back to take his cloak.
19 But woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days!
20 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath:
21 for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
25 Behold, I have told you beforehand.

Micah 1:2-9
2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.
3 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.
5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?
6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.
9 For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.

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