10/12/16 Then They Forgot Me
“Guard your heart. Guard the hearts of your children. Pray for those with whom you come in contact. Pray for discernment within My body. Many who call themselves Mine through Jesus have little wisdom to discern good from evil. They are often taken in by the enemy and are helpless to break free from their bondages.
"Others are wolves dressed as My sheep. Be careful of them. They are already in your midst to hinder the flow of My Holy Spirit. They are actually praying against your prayers. Make sure your heart is in order. Make sure that you have spent enough time in My presence to wake up from your slumber. You need to become wise.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV
8) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
9) “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Hosea 13:6 NIV
“When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.”
Joshua 7:13 AMP
Up, sanctify (set apart for a holy purpose) the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: There are accursed things in the midst of you, O Israel. You can not stand before your enemies until you take away from among you the things devoted [to destruction].
When the church of Jesus Christ decides to follow the ways of the world, we become fair game for the schemes of the enemy. He delights in allowing us to attend our church services, sing our songs, and listen to each others’ prophecies. What he will come against with all of his might is intimacy with God. He loves it as long as we play church games, and hates it when we really get serious and decide to dig in with our Lord, seeking holiness.
Whenever we, as children of God, choose activities over intimacy, promises over repentance, and comfort over sacrifice, we can count on cold gatherings and fruitless works. We can count on sterile spiritual relationships, which are helpless against the ploys of the enemy. We will walk blindly into his traps and joyfully remain in deep slumber, thinking that our Lord is pleased and that everything is in order.
Wake me up, Lord,