“Crystal meth is the devil’s drug,” Jacob said.
“You mean ice?” I asked.
“Yeah,” he answered, “It is the devil’s drug. I was on it. It ruined my life. I lost my family and my friends.
“Everyone’s on it,” he went on, “it’s taking over this city.”
I was talking to Jacob last night on the street. A young guy who looked like he had done some heavy stuff in his young life.
“One time, ” Jacob told me, “I went straight up through the clouds to heaven (on a trip). But when I got there the gates were locked and they wouldn’t let me in. I have had a bad past. So they sent me to hell to work as a slave. It was so hot there I could feel the flames. I knew I wasn’t fit enough or strong enough to stay in hell forever though and I didn’t know how to get out.”
Ice is crystal methamphetamine, a synthetic drug, in its purest form. Ice is now endemic in Australia. The government and law enforcement are powerless against this demonic drug, but so far are unwilling to admit that they have lost control and have no idea what to do about it.
I believe that we are entering a new season my brothers and sisters. And ice is only a small part of what is coming. God is going to all0w everything that can be shaken to be shaken. Everything we have trusted in – money, global economics, security, the things Western culture was built on, even Christianity – everything that can be shaken will be shaken.
“Tell Zerubbabel governor of Judah that I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms. I will overthrow chariots and their drivers; horses and their riders will fall, each by the sword of his brother.” Haggai 2:21, 22
The birth pangs have already begun : earthquakes in diverse places, mass deception, wars, rumours of wars, men are now lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (see Matthew 24 and 2 Timothy 3)
All this was prophesied 2000 years ago, and it is happening right NOW. There’s not time left now. God is permitting a huge shaking to come and it is going to begin in the church.
Why would He do that?
“”I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it…” Ezekiel 21:27
Because He needs to sort the wheat from the chaff.
The only way to separate precious wheat kernels from the inedible husk (or chaff) is to shake, shake, shake it with a winnowing fork till
the chaff breaks off. The wind then catches the useless chaff and blows it away, leaving only the lovely kernel of wheat.
“He is ready to separate the chaff from the wheat with his winnowing fork. Then he will clean up the threshing area, gathering the wheat into his barn but burning the chaff with never-ending fire.” Luke 3:17 (John Baptist speaking of Christ)
Jesus is now looking to see who will stand. Who will stand when the shaking comes? When all we have put our trust in topples and falls… will we be blown away as chaff? Where will we put our trust… Will it be in Christ alone?
Will the Son of Man find faith on the earth?
This is it my friends. Now is the time to topple Self off the throne of your life and allow the rightful king back on His throne. It is Jesus Christ only who will provide refuge in the coming storm. It is Him alone who can save you.
Jacob said to me last night on the street after I’d shared the gospel with him that he is the “god of his own life”.
(Is that the case with you?)
My answer to Jacob was : “Well, you are going to hell then.”
He half-gasped/ half-laughed in surprise: “I can’t believe you just said that to me.”
Yeah, because no one says the honest, blatant truth anymore.
The essence of sin is self-love. That is it. The devil had it, he tried to elevate himself to god-hood and he is on his way to the lake of fire to burn with the chaff for eternity.
There’s no time left for seeker-sensitive rubbish and I can’t be bothered with it anymore. For goodness sake, Christ has died for us. He took the punishment for your sin and mine at the cross. He shed His sinless blood to pay for our horrendous crimes against God. What wondrous love is that? What more could He do?
Get right with God now or face Him at the judgment seat of Christ. Your choice.
Jacob took a New Testament last night. He said that he is going to seriously consider what we talked about.
I pray that he will. I pray that you will too.
In the love of Christ,
Friend of God or Friend of the World?
September 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm
Yes, the Shaking is Occurring!
I believe, the separating the Wheat from the Tares. The False g o d s of this world, will get their Judgement soon! Mainly, Babylon will Fall! People will see, they have been DECIEVED, since the beginning of Christianity and ALL they needed, was CHRIST ALONE!
September 19, 2015 at 9:56 pm
Yes now is the time that all will be exposed for what it is – even false prophets and deceivers In the church. Gods judgment is really His mercy for He is trying to turn mans hearts to Him. Jesus is our only hope in the coming storm! Praise God for Him
September 19, 2015 at 4:31 pm
Speaking of ”I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it…” Ezekiel 21:27:
I found this on my High Plains Drifter blog:
A Sword is Sharpened
Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
20 February 2005
Ezekiel Chapter 21.
Ezekiel 21: 27: “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he comes whose right it is; and I will give it him.”
Ezekiel 21: 3-5: “And say to the land of Israel: Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north. That all flesh may know that I the Lord have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.”
Ezekiel 21: 9-11: “Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord; Say, a sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter, it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree. And he hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.”
Ezekiel 21: 14-15: “Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which entereth into their privy chambers. I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.”
Ezekiel 21: 28: “The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering.”
Ezekiel 21: 30-32: “Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity. And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the Lord have spoken it.”
“I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it.”
“Therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north.”
“A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter, it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth?”
“Furbish: to rub or scour to brightness; burnish; renovate. Syn. See polish.”
–Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
“Let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain.”
“I have set the point of the sword against all their gates.”
“The sword is drawn.”
“It is furbished, to consume because of the glittering.”
“I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath.”
“Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire.”
“Thou shalt be no more remembered.”
“And it shall be no more.”
Looks like a lot of good, old-fashioned judgment against the wicked in Ezekiel Chapter 21. The term “sword” is repeated many times. It is a sword that glitters; it is unsheathed and furbished (polished) and ready for battle. This sword shall be used against the gates (the strategies) of the wicked in “the fire of my wrath”. Holy anger; righteous anger; Holy Ghost anger; Holy Ghost power. The wicked and the evil works of hay, straw and stubble shall be consumed in the Holy Ghost Fire of the Lord’s wrath: “thou shalt be for fuel to the fire”.
Isaiah 63: 3: “for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.”
Isaiah 63: 6: “And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.”
“And it shall be no more.”
Reminds me of the wildfires in the western United States (God’s wrath).
September 19, 2015 at 9:49 pm
Wow that is scary! I would not want to fall into the hands of the Living God. Flee from the wrath to come my friends! Turn to Jesus Christ, He is the only refuge, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and there is no other Name under heaven whereby humankind can be saved. This is just the beginning of birth pangs.
“i will say of the Lord He is my refuge, my fortress, my strong deliverer…” Psalm 91:2
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September 24, 2015 at 9:53 am
That is so true. I am sick of seeker friendly churches too.
Also, it is time to stop white-washing the Bible and tell it as it is – Just like you do.