SO, DO YOU WANT TO BE SPARED IN THE TIME OF TRIBULATION? CONSIDER THESE VERSES:
“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of host, in that day when I make up my jewels; AND I WILL SPARE THEM, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” (Malachi 3:16-17)
There is a great divide growing between the Churches of our day, and that divide revolves around the proper fear of the Lord. The ten tribes that have lost it will fall and be no more, having itching ears, when the fires come they will fall away! Please read parts 1 & 2 for more details of which I speak.
Malachi was the last of the O.T. prophets before Christ came the first time. I suspect his prophecies have a great deal of bearing before Christ comes the second time, as well. We have spoken about our highly educated, money loving, lustful clergy of our day, and pointed out how perfectly poised we are for this civil war within God’s Church, and the parallels between how it played out for the nation Israel, and our possible course today.
After the Northern 10 tribes of Israel divided from southern Judah, Israel fell into a pattern of many bad kings, leading them further and further down a wicked path to their total destruction and assimilation into worldliness. They are now the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. However, Judah had a series of good kings that pulled them out of destruction for a long time. As a result, they continued to be the place of “true worship”, and when their judgment finally came, God was actually with those carried off into Babylon, and they prospered there. They also remained faithful to God.
Now I have put forth the possibility of 7 years of spiritual outpouring from God, prior to a 7 year spiritual famine, known as the 7 Year Tribulation Period. I have called this a “Joseph Time”. Now if this be so, then we need to have the wisdom of Joseph and prepare in the years of plenty for the years of famine. The question now becomes, “How do you prepare for such a thing as a spiritual famine? Can we store up God’s anointing?”
As Malachi preached before, many of our people have lost a respect for God’s “Laws”, and no longer fear God. We constantly preach love and grace and ignore all God’s boundary lines. God said that even in the last days he would spare those who fear him. But what does it mean to fear him? Does he want us dreading him? Shaking in our boots? Hiding from him? Of course not! But we should fall in love with his laws, and we should fall in love with PRAYER. Prayer is the key to the Holy Spirit, and every good work God desires to do in us.
I have learned so much of late about the true nature of the Holy Spirit, who is the head of God’s Prayer Ministry. The Holy Spirit is the greatest of Prayer Warriors, and he lives in the prayers of his people. The Father seeks those who will worship him in spirit and in truth. When those last 7 years begin and things start getting ugly, like the Ten Virgins waking up, those without oil will come running to the “Joseph People” asking for oil!
If their oil lines have not already been established, it is unlikely there will be time to do so then. It will be the “Time of Winter Soldiers”, those people of God able to bear fruit in cold and hard seasons of life! The cedar trees stay green because they are a tree full of sap! Enjoy these next 7 years of plenty! Work hard to develop your oil lines with God! It is not a time to be lazy, but a time to fortify yourself in Christ, to withstand the strongest of storms! Dig deeper! Pray harder! Love God more!
Eventually the Harlot riding the back of the New Roman Empire, the Beast, will fall in a day. It is a very sudden fall. When this Harlot is suddenly destroyed, then there will be such destruction that even the Judah Church will be beat down. But take heart brothers and sisters, because just like Judah eventually returned to her home land, and she was still the nation Israel, so will God’s Church come out of this victorious. Zion will be ours again! And we will have our King David on the throne forever!
So the message is: Do not be fooled by the 7 years of plenty. Dig your oil lines deep and strong! Draw nigh unto the Lover of your Soul! Enter into a proper honoring of His name, this name we marry into! He has trusted us with his name, and a proper fear of what we do to his name should be a part of our wisdom! Don’t find yourself one of the 5 Virgins waking with no oil, and no place to find it because a spiritual famine has set in! Now is the day to be wise! Now is the time to hear the words of Joseph, and prepare for the winter that is surely to come!
From here I intend to turn the topic to prayer and the Holy Spirit, because if you want strong pipelines, and you want to be the Winter Soldier we speak of, you are going to need to develop your prayer “skills” and “habits” like never been developed before. Now is the time to dig deep for the Winter Storm. So if anyone is listening out there to this one lone voice crying a spiritual samurai message, now you know the direction we are going, and why.