I was praying Wednesday evening, talking to the Lord about an article a friend had forwarded about someone being involuntarily committed to a mental hospital because of their belief in Christ. It struck me as a sign of things that are coming soon, and I began asking the Lord if He had any word for us this week. He spoke this to me.
Indeed hard times are coming soon, My child, to all the people of the earth, especially America. America has become a festering wound in My sight, her sin knows no bounds. She proudly and brazenly flaunts her evil ways for all the world to see without remorse. For this she shall be greatly punished.
My people who agree with her sinfulness shall know My judgment as well, for those who are truly Mine should not do so wickedly. Her sins have become a snare and like gods to you, My people. You prefer serving them, and your sinful desires, over serving Me, the Holy One of Israel. This should not be, and you shall pay a grave price for such wickedness.
I desire a pure and a holy people who serve Me with their whole hearts, but you have turned aside, and go whoring after other gods. You think I will not care, but you are mistaken, My children, for sin grieves Me, and arouses My holy anger when there is no repentance.
Will you serve Me or will you serve your flesh? You must choose, for the time of My judgments is at hand and I shall judge each house, and every person in it according to what I find there.
Hard times are coming for the people of the earth, but your sins will make them far harder than they would otherwise be for you.
Return to Me now while there is still time. Return to Me and cry out for forgiveness, that I may show you mercy, and your household. Cry out for your lost loved ones while there is yet time, for soon there will not be. Many shall be taken from you and not only you but they are also unprepared.
You weary yourselves with earthly preparations for earthly disasters, My people, but your concern should be for your spiritual state and that of your house, for I am a wealthy father and well able to provide for all your earthly needs in that time. Did I not say in My holy word Take no thought for tomorrow?
(Note: At this point, I asked the Lord about something He had said in earlier words, about storing up grain for our little ones, and He showed me here in this word He is speaking about people who are concerned about shelters and defenses, not food and water.)
Yet you are preoccupied with where you shall live and what you shall do.
Store up grain for your little ones and spend your time in My word that I may enlighten you more in what you must do, for surely you are not able to survive all that is to come without My guidance. Spend your hours in My presence and drawing near to Me, for that is what is truly needful in this hour.
Keep your eyes on Me, for I am your refuge. I am your strong tower. I will be your shelter in that time, in that hour. I am He who watches over you from above, who gives you breath and life and sustenance. You need not fear if you are truly Mine.
Isaiah 13:11: And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
Jeremiah 1:16: And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
Joel 3:13: Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
Psalm 73:27: For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
Isaiah 1:4: Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Isaiah 55:7: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Matthew 6:34: Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Psalm 46:1: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 91:2: I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 61:3: For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
Proverbs 18:10: The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Job 12:10: In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
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