A day against fenced cities and high towers
Zephaniah 1: 14, 15, 16 -
The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
Past 2 months I have not been getting good messages from the Lord. I know many do not really like what I am writing but I would prefer writing what the Lord wants to tell us than to post what the people like to read.
We are living in prophetic times; when I say that it means a time when many prophesies written thousands of years back are going to be fulfilled. This is not the time when Jesus Christ is going to come back; for Him to come there is still a long time many, many years.
The Bible talks of 2 days of the Lord. The word 'day' does not specify a particular day. In Bible terms the word 'day' is used for a period of time and 'hour' is used for a very short period of time. Today's 'day' is not the Day of Judgement which comes at the end. The most important signs of that day is that there would be a false peace, coming of the 'son of perdition' (the false man of god who has great powers), the two witnesses of the Lord who have powers to cause great world disasters to happen on their word (they are the ones to reach the pinnacle of spiritual growth), the release of Lucifer and ultimately the coming of Jesus Christ with His Angels.
From last year there have been warnings of the things that are happening today in the world and these are going to continue for some time and may even increase further. I had no idea of the extent of these disasters until of late when I saw a video on Youtube titled 'Signs Of Change' for the month of January and showed natural disasters which happened world-wide almost every 2nd or 3rd in that month. These disasters were not normal but at a scale that never happened in the last 10, 20 or 100 years but what was important to note was that they are happening all together, at very close intervals, and that too at different parts of the world, also they were not just related to climate.
Today the Lord is saying He is doing this to shake people of 2 categories - one who live in fenced cities and second in high towers.
The term 'fenced cities' does not mean those who are protected by the Lord (symbolized as Zion in the Bible). It means those who have made themselves inaccessible to the Lord. They have hardened their hearts. It does not necessary refer to people who do not know God, it more refers to people who know God but have taken Him for granted. It includes people who call themselves as those who 'live by grace'. No doubt we all come before the Lord by grace and are bought to the path of salvation only by grace. But God requires us to grow and become sons, He does not like if we continue to remain spiritual infants for inheritance is not for infants but only for mature sons. It is only when we do His mission do we spiritually grow, when we live more for Him and less for ourselves. Grace brings us on the path to Heaven and it is the Spirit of the Lord who takes us along the path.
The other category translated as 'high tower' means 'lofty corners'. They are people who are become representatives of Jesus Christ to the world but do things that are not in-line with the Kingdom of God. They include people who preach the 'prosperity Gospel' and always say things like "all is well", "God understands your weaknesses so even if you continue in it He will keep on tolerating and loving you", "being blessed means to have riches of this world", "God desires to give you all your desires (irrespective they are inline to His will or not)".
Because people lack understanding of scripture and discernment they are being misled by people like these. God is stating today He is going to attend to these preachers.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, your Word says your eyes are always on your people. It does not only mean You protect them from dangers, and your favour is upon them, but also means You are more aware of their wrong doing than of those whom your eyes and not upon. Lord, You have asked your people to be holy for You are Holy. Lord we pray for more and more of the Spirit of discernment on your people. Lord them be aware of evil and separate themselves from it...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
2 Timothy 3:1-7
1 This know also, that in the last [last in series] days perilous [hard] times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-8
1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 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.
3 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;
4 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.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
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