The Lord has spoke to me through a friend and His Word.
Jeremiah 14 is in the natural, speaking of drought and famine. The Lord has showed me what the spiritual meaning is and it is frightening.
I wrote a post last year call "It is So", in the post the Lord showed me that He would be removing His Spirit from the land. Now, He, has again, confirmed this word.
The famine, is the removing of the Holy Spirit from this land. We look for the Spirit and long for the Spirit, but He is pulling away. He is not pulling away from us spiritually, but from the land.
We shout repentance, but the Lord has said to me "Your repentance means nothing without humility and you have forgotten how to be humble."
7 Although our sins testify against us,
O LORD, do something for the sake of your name.
For our backsliding is great;
we have sinned against you.
8 O Hope of Israel,
its Savior in times of distress,
why are you like a stranger in the land,
like a traveler who stays only a night?
A taste here and there, of the Holy Spirit, is not enough, but we settle for it. The church is complacent. We settle in every arena of life and spirituality for less than fullness. Where is our fear of the Lord?
10 This is what the LORD says about this people:
"They greatly love to wander;
they do not restrain their feet.
So the LORD does not accept them;
he will now remember their wickedness
and punish them for their sins."
I have said in the past to consider what God wants before you pray. You may be just praying against the will of God.
11 Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of this people. 12 Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry; though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword, famine and plague."
There comes a time, in the love of God, when even He, has had enough. The Lord has shown me, that enough is enough. The church, most, do not want to hear this word. It is easier to stay in their business instead of moving into the Spirit. It is easier to play Christian than to walk it. It is easier to flow with the stream than to flow against the tide. We have been warned through His word and through His prophets that He has grown tired of our playing Christian and yet we continue to be disobedient.
I grieve most often. It took my husbands mouth for me to figure it out. I grieve the loss of the Spirit in the land. I can feel Him leaving. I can feel the sin and depravity of that loss and I would like nothing more than to go with the Spirit.
Do you continue to walk in blatant sin. Has the Lord told you something or convicted you of something and you continue in your earthly contentment. We seem to listen to God and feel the conviction, but then with time we, again, grow complacent. We no longer humble ourselves to do the hard stuff.
Do you not understand that there is not enough time left for you to be fooling around with the Lord. NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!
Jeremiah 14 says it all. We are a fallen people in a land where the church does not care, any longer, about the things outside of the church. We, some how, have come into the idea, that, that stuff will not touch me. Please, listen, you have a responsibility to pray, spread the Word and to stand up against those things that are not of God.
It will get harder. But, if you can not stand up now, what will it be for you in the era to come. Build up your spiritual strength or you will be left behind and wonder why.