“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN”
JUDGEMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD
“For the time is come that judgment MUST begin at the house of God”
1 PETER 4:17
The judgment of God IS COME to America. She has been weighed and measured and found wanting. Great division and strife will be the outcome. Desolation and burning will be the reward for her ways and her works. God is Holy, He is Pure and Righteous. In order for His righteous judgments to proceed He must begin at His Own House; it would be hypocritical for Him to do otherwise. He must have a purified house before He can rightly judge the world (II Corinthians 10:6).
THE HOUSE OF ELI
The apathy and attitude in God’s House today is likened to the House of Eli. It was a priesthood that had become dim of eye, fat of soul and hard of hearing. Hophni and Phinehas were helping themselves to the offerings that were being offered to God, they had immorality issues and they were not ashamed. They lived in great abundance as they became rich and profited from the very offerings of the people unto God. Eli did not reprove them nor did he prevent the evil that they committed in GOD’S HOUSE. It was a priesthood that did not love God nor was it concerned about His honor. After 450 years of the sacred fire of God burning in the tabernacle it WENT OUT DURING HIS WATCH! The very Fire of God that fell and was preserved by the priesthood for all of those years went out because of apathy and neglect. The sacred fire that was used for the lampstand, the offerings and the fire that alone could be used for the Altar of Incense was no more. This was the product of a priesthood who had gone from serving God to serving themselves! This priesthood was one of the reasons that the Judgment of God fell upon the house of Israel to such an extent that even the very Ark of God was captured by the Philistines! The anger and response of God to a fallen and corrupt priesthood was the departing of His Glory; a priesthood that brought forth a son whose name was Ichabod (meaning “God’s Glory has departed”). As it was then so is it today. We have men who move in the gifts of the spirit, and speak of the things of God, yet live in the riches and wealth received from the offerings of His people and KNOW NOT THAT THEIR JUDGMENT IS COME. This “church” has come to such a low estate of knowing God that they are ignorant of the day we are in and the impending judgments of a God who is Holy, Pure and Righteous. God’s people have not been prepared for the DAY that is about to break. Men have not sought to minister righteousness nor speak truth for the size of the congregation has become more important than their standing with God. On their watch the divorce rate has equaled or surpassed that of the world and sexual immorality, greed and envy are rampant in HIS house. Men have instituted their own names and have propagated their own agendas all in His Name to give their dark deeds a covering and legitimacy. They are more concerned with the acceptance of the congregation rather than the approval of God. Truth is watered down so that men are no longer offended by the Word of God; they have removed the power and the truth of God’s very person. We will “build” is the cry as if God needs a building or another program to reach His people.
“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man,
saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:
only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach”
This priesthood has its own bread (teaching). It provides its own apparel; a false garment of salvation no different than the fig leaves of fallen Adam. The works of the flesh will never take away the reproach of Sin in the presence of a Holy God. This priesthood has its own doctrines failing to realize that they do not have that right!
“Jesus answered them, and said,
My doctrine is not mine,
but his that sent me”
Who are we then to have our own?! We do not have the right to pick which scriptures we like. We are here to submit to HIM and LEARN OF HIM and in the learning of Him we discover truth and righteousness.
We are beholding the historic judgments of God in our land as we see a priesthood that has lived in luxury and contentment in worldly things. They do love the world and they are of it and enjoy their status with it. We see “ministries” in the land that are worth millions of dollars pretending to portray the HOLY ONE who was born in obscurity, NOT OF THIS WORLD, and lived a life in total subjection to HIS FATHER. He came to save us from the trappings of this world and to birth a people that resemble Him in all lowliness and humility. These false representatives are they upon whom the judgments of a righteousness God are about to fall.
UNITY WITH ROME AND ISLAM
This false priesthood has already begun to proclaim the “End of the reformation” and the “end of the protest of Protestantism” as a new day of unity has come. The “church” that they are a part of has fallen to such depths of blindness that in fact for them it is over. There is no difference for those that walk in darkness and those for whom the light in them has become darkness. For God always divides Light from Darkness (Genesis 1:4-5). This new “church” seeks friendship with the world, to provide a place where light and darkness can coexist without offense, forgetting that it was God who put the enmity between those who serve God and those who do not…
“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman,
and between thy seed and her seed;
it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”
Some very well-known “ministries” are making a league with Rome and declaring the end of the Reformation and the beginning of a new day with the Catholic church; even strong hints of unification with Mecca itself! They have gathered together to bless and confirm their alliance with Rome. Do they not know that the very voices of the martyrs, the hundreds of thousands of them who were brutally murdered for their simple love of Jesus, cry out unto this very day from beneath the altar in the Book of Revelation! Those voices are not crying out for forgiveness and reconciliation; they are crying out for justice!
“And when he had opened the fifth seal,
I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God,
and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying,
How long, O Lord, holy and true,
dost thou not judge and avenge our blood
on them that dwell on the earth?”
How these men are so blinded that they would seek such an unholy alliance is beyond comprehension. The DAY OF JUDGMENT IS COME! It will first fall on His house to cleanse it from the filth and the abominations that are found therein. Jesus drove out the money changers, and the sellers of animals for sacrifice and offerings in that day, and the same horror is paralleled today. So shall HE come again to visit the house of this day. Those in that day who made merchandise in the House of God will stand up in Judgment over the things that go on today. The sin of Ananias and Sapphira goes unchecked today in a religion that is void of any sense of Holiness or Righteousness. We may think there are no repercussions for these things but we will give an account unto Him.
A HOLY PRIESTHOOD
“And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver:
and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver,
that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD,
as in the days of old, and as in former years.
And I will come near to you to judgment;
and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers,
and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in
his wages, the widow, and the fatherless,
and that turn aside the stranger from his right,
and FEAR NOT ME, saith the LORD of hosts”
A purified and refined priesthood will bring “spiritual sacrifices” (1Peter 2:5) unto God by Christ Jesus. Worship that is Holy and Sanctified, free from the taint and the corruption of the world, will arise unto God out of humble and broken hearts. They will have no other love and no other agenda for they have found the chief joy in life is to honor and praise Him.
Judgment must come. It must begin at His House and the fires of it will reveal, to the very core of our hearts, where our treasure really is. For where our treasure is there will be our hearts be also.