Praise the Lord everybody! Let everything that has breath praise ye the Lord! I pray everyone is enjoying the Lords blessing. Despite still being on lock down in our apartment due to our elevators being still out of service, my wife and I are taking advantage of all this time to draw closer to the Lord. We want to be on fire when God delivers us from this so we can hit the ground running. We don't want to have to rekindle any flames and start all over when He decides our time is come.
I was going to write about the Children of Israel and Manna from heaven but God has led me to write a second part to my last post about the New voices crying out in the wilderness 2000 years after John The Baptist. If you remember the story, John was not just preaching on the coming of Jesus, he was also preaching about Sin and the need for repentance.(Matthew chapter 3), but he also spent a lot of time rebuking Herod in Mark 6: 17-26 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not:
20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
God is sending out a warning to the Holy Men of today who are like John the Baptist, crying out against sin in the "wilderness". Our enemy the devil like Herodias would like to silence you but has not been able to just as she was unable, but her daughter like homosexuality now, have been growing more and more attractive in the eyes of the world and has cast a spell over it as it dances it's hypnotic dance and weak minded so called men of God are also falling under it's spell as they add their voices to the cry for the "heads" of the John the Baptist of today who have the nerve to stand against the rising tide.
God is saying to those who are willing to stand in the gap and repair the breach that the enemy has scratched open with this new attack on the body of Christ, not to grow weary in their well doing because He has raised them up for such a time as this. A time where majority and popularity rule and not God's word. A time where sound doctrine and holiness are seen as artifacts of a bygone era only being taught by a bunch of "uneducated jail house preachers, ex druggies and old men."
God called us to be a peculiar people but most of the Church is struggling to blend in with the world. Jesus said we are "the salt of the earth" but to most of the Church the word of God leaves a bitter taste in their mouth and they refuse to swallow it. Jesus said "I have not come to bring peace but a sword"(Matthew 10:34,35) but most of the Church has compromised it's walk with God because of family more than any other reason.
But to those latter day Holy men of God who refuse to compromise God's word for family, fame or fortune, stand strong in the power of His might and keep on crying out as a voice in the wilderness against homosexuality and all sin, unmoved by the thoughts and opinions of man. The homosexuals may be dancing for your head but God...!
God Bless You All, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall