The day of the LORD's sacrifice is at hand
7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.
10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.
11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.
12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
We are not talking of Judgment Day here but the day when the glorious Church of God on earth will be shown among his people.
If you understand accounts this would be compared to the auditors sitting in your office and going thought your accounts before its submission. They will scrutinize anything they find fishy and make you work hard to rectify it. This is a nightmare for most companies, but they will co-operate to their best efforts because they know once they get things corrected their accounts will be passed by the government authorities and they will not be penalized or fined.
Activities (good and bad) in our life are reaching greater pitches because auditing is on. People of God who keep strange believes - astrology, palmistry, believing in colours, gems etc., those who follow man not the Lord, those who also believe in other gods, those who think things in the world just happen and God is just an observer, etc. the time has come, the Lord is going to prove He is present and He is God. Like it is written He will search with a candle light among his people and make sure that we bought to correction so that we can be glorified in Him.
Repent and erase the rubbish, take the understanding of the Word and bring to correction the mis-entries, so that things are better with you.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You love us and You want us to be with You, therefore You chastise us. Help me Lord that I may open my eyes, submit with my whole heart and be corrected according to thy desire. Have mercy on us and be gentle with us but do not stop your work among us. This I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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