Many times in my writings I talk about everything that is wrong right now and I do this in the sense that someone who is back-spun will see the times for what they are, wake from their slumber, and find or return to the Lord, seeking His repentance. I have written about where our sins have gotten us and applying the proper wedding attire which is clothing ourselves in the Love of Christ and abiding in Him -walking in His ways. If you have not read those blog entries yet, I would highly suggest doing so in that you will know where I am going. You may find the entry on Christ’s love for us here and my entry on the proper wedding attire here.
I submit to anyone that to address any problem, especially when it’s spiritual, you have to admit it exists first so you can seek a comprehension, or a conviction to understand how it is best addressed. Some of my readers may notice that I piggy-back one blog off another whereas I will shine light on the problem (the evil) but then offer the solution which is the choice presented and when I do this, I often say ‘choose.’
We are at a time where we can’t afford to keep doing delicate dances around coming persecution and rampant sin that are just straight up abominations. Judgments are upon the land but I also believe that the Lord can use any situation to bring salvation to those He desires to save eternally in what is coming so in any way you can always try to see the positive in any situation and give Jesus the praise and glory.
When I think back on my walk in the wilderness that I went through for two years, I reflect on what got me there to begin with. The bottom line is I simply had gotten away from the Lord and was too involved in the worldly to stop and consider my actions. I didn’t have a proper relationship with Him. It was the Lord’s loving mercy that found me on a night I felt the utmost desperation.
I have written of my testimonies in several of my blogs and those can be found throughout the blog based on certain topics I am teaching as well as on my about page where my main one is located. I do this so you the reader can see that I am/was no different than anyone else. I think it’s safe to say everyone can recall a time in their lives where they weren’t necessarily on their best behavior. The only downside to sharing these for me personally, is that I’m not proud of those times in my life.
I don’t take pride in sharing them to be completely honest, but I do so to show you that for as messy as I was at one time, I embraced the Lord’s calling and returned to Him and left those sins behind and I give Him all the glory for cleaning me up and breaking those chains that held me captive to those sins and depending where you are when He meets you, it is priceless and something you will never forget because although difficult at first, you are so rejoiced when He rescues you and you reflect on where you were and how much you changed by embracing Him.
By sharing with others what I went through, it brings Him the glory because it allows the reader to know that not all hope is lost and that they too, can have his mercy and repentance if they so desire to seek Him and be healed from their transgressions. I believe the best way to reach someone is by having topics that are personally relatable and that is one area of focus I try to contribute to this blog; That if I could do it and I can speak of the Lord’s greatness and how He worked in me, so you can too achieve redemption and be set free from the chains holding you down.
On that note, I felt led to write about redemption and restoration so that is what I will focus on today. I recommend reading the book of Jeremiah and the reason I suggest this is because in the same sense I bring attention to the problems to this blog, so did the prophet Jeremiah when He received messages from the Lord and went out to warn the people to turn from their sins, cover themselves in shame and seek repentance. Time and time again, the people were given warnings but refused to heed them and after a time, the Lord brought His judgments against the people. This is actually recurring throughout scripture to anyone who has read these passages.
After these judgments began, the people eventually noticed something was wrong and returned to the Lord but not until after they were left with destruction from war, exiled to other lands, and left completely hopeless in that it would bring about repentance God desired from His chosen people. This happened again and again -a period of judgments, restoration, rebellion, then a repeat. Even when His people found themselves in the wilderness, they still challenged His decrees and tested His patience even after He took care of them. Yes, even when the God led His people through the wilderness as you read about in Exodus 16 and provided manna and quail, they still tested His patience.
Since Covid began, and many lost their way of living and went into the wilderness? It has been many and even since then, we are being shown every day, the sins the Lord desires we repent from, the sins of our leaders and the sins of the celebrity, idolistic culture we have embraced.
-Don’t even get me started on Lil’ Nas X with his ‘videos’ and the ‘shoes.’
It doesn’t mean everyone necessarily supports it, but there is much evil and yet there is a sucking sound, a spiritual vacuum where everything that was once good is being taken away and outlawed. Yet instead of seeking our Lord Jesus and seeking repentance, that the land may be healed many still believe all we have to do is elect someone else -another idol to save the day. It isn’t too difficult to see how through all of this, people will clamor for normalcy -the antichrist.
Is it safe to say we have already had a taste of what it looks like when the Lord turns His back on a nation and we’re not even fully there yet? No we aren’t ‘fully’ there because we are still in that period of mercy where the Lord is sending those He has raised up to warn the gentiles of what is taking place and things are happening incrementally to bring about attention that not only is there something really wrong, but the sins of the land and it’s people are being pointed out, one after another. That door to the wedding feast I mentioned in my other blog is slowly going closing and the oil in many lamps is running out and not being replenished as it should. The invitations to the wedding are still going out but many are tossing them in the trash refusing to accept the call to get ready.
As I write this, war is being planned. I don’t have to tell you what type of war that might be as we see Russia amassing large amounts of weapons and refusing to talk to Biden as he (or his handlers) continue to poke the bear. They now have a nuclear device that can detonate off the coast and cause a radioactive tsunami. Many have had dreams of tsunamis but unknown whether or not they are real or manmade. Think about that. The globalist agenda is population reduction (sacrifice to lucifer) and population reduction. Now that you know this, why would you not desire to belong to Christ knowing your soul would be saved regardless of what happens here on Earth? Again, I say choose wisely.
Alternatively, if you live in Russia why would you not desire the same? All it would take is a night of destruction and many could potentially go into darkness for an eternity for embracing wickedness. Don’t be part of that statistic. Do not love your life unto death. A Christian should not support war, but quite the opposite. Everyone will decide what they choose eternally. Choose wisely.
In a greater perspective, we had a four-year grace period under Trump and yet instead of the repentance then, many looked to him as their savior. He became an idol. Many still believe he can be re-elected but I present that even if he was, if he didn’t clean out the problem before what makes anyone think it can be done in the future when the very foundations of this country are destroyed? You can’t clean out a swamp when you are trusting the very swamp that surrounds you and that swamp is the spiritual problem.
People need to stop putting hope in movements or politicians and put their hope in Jesus Christ. There is nothing wrong with desiring what is right but when you make it your objective in hope, you lose out on what ought to be your true focus. You do not want to be found on that tottering fence that will collapse. You should desire to be built on a firm foundation and seek the restoration only He can provide.
I digress; Again it may be too late for this country as a whole. Many will argue with that point and it is up to God who ultimately decides, wouldn’t you still rather choose to have a spiritual restoration not knowing when it is your time to check out of here? It isn’t yet too late for those who are called on to repent and embrace that calling that they have eternal life -that they may attend the wedding I speak of. The point of mentioning all of this is to say that while there may be no restoration in any of the things that are worldly, there is still hope for you and your eternal salvation; your redemption in Jesus Christ.
We are told not to store up treasures here on earth as they can be defiled and taken away, but to keep our focus on the things in heaven and keep our focus above all else on our Lord Jesus. What is it worth to gain the whole world or the treasures in it and feel empty or lost? To lose your spiritual footing because you have lost your soul? What’s even in the world to like anymore when almost everything is corrupted and any vestiges of what was once good or desirable is being removed by those who serve evil and seek to destroy you?
Only He will lead us through what is coming. Only He can redeem us from our sins so that the wedding garments are dry cleaned and all the wrinkles are ironed out before He calls us home to be united with Him.
Keep in mind He knows the plans for you and so if you feel that calling in even reading this then you know it is His desire for you to change -to call on Him whole-heartedly to return to Him. If you are looking for answers and led to this site, there is a reason you are here. There is a reason you are reading this. The Lord desires to restore what was taken from you. The Lord desires to show you the way forward. He desires to restore you.He desires your eternity with Him. That is His promise of redemption, restoration; Salvation. Choose wisely for the Lord told me prior to the writing of this blog;
“As I restored you when you repented so I shall restore those who heed My calling. Those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. Those who repent from their sins I shall protect, I shall restore.”
That’s a pretty good deal folks. I wouldn’t pass it up.
May our Lord Jesus bless you and keep you safe in His presence.
Verses as they pertain to the above;
2 Peter 3:7-12 (NKJV)
7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Deuteronomy 8: 2-6 (NLT)
2 Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands. 3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. 4 For all these forty years your clothes didn’t wear out, and your feet didn’t blister or swell. 5 Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the Lord your God disciplines you for your own good.
6 “So obey the commands of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and fearing him.
Exodus 16: 3-5, 28 (NLT)
3 “If only the Lord had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.”
4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I’m going to rain down food from heaven for you. Each day the people can go out and pick up as much food as they need for that day. I will test them in this to see whether or not they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they will gather food, and when they prepare it, there will be twice as much as usual.”
28 The Lord asked Moses, “How long will these people refuse to obey my commands and instructions?
Isaiah 5:20 (NLT)
20 What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
Isaiah 42:16-17 (NKJV)
16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them. 17 They shall be turned back, They shall be greatly ashamed, Who trust in carved images, Who say to the molded images, ‘You are our gods.’
John 12:25-27 (NLT)
25 Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity. 26 Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.
Luke 15:24 (KJV)
24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Matthew 6: 19-21 (NKJV)
19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 7: 24-26 (NKJV)
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
Matthew 22: 11-14 (NLT)
11 “But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn’t wearing the proper clothes for a wedding. 12 ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how is it that you are here without wedding clothes?’ But the man had no reply. 13 Then the king said to his aides, ‘Bind his hands and feet and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Matthew 24: 6-10 (NKJV)
6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
Matthew 25: 8-13 (NLT)
8 Then the five foolish ones asked the others, ‘Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.’
9 “But the others replied, ‘We don’t have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.’
10 “But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked. 11 Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, ‘Lord! Lord! Open the door for us!’
12 “But he called back, ‘Believe me, I don’t know you!’
13 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return.
Jeremiah 6: 2-10, 16-19 (NLT)
2 O Jerusalem, you are my beautiful and delicate daughter—
but I will destroy you!
3 Enemies will surround you, like shepherds camped around the city.
Each chooses a place for his troops to devour.
4 They shout, ‘Prepare for battle!
Attack at noon!’
‘No, it’s too late; the day is fading,
and the evening shadows are falling.’
5 ‘Well then, let’s attack at night
and destroy her palaces!’”
6 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says:
“Cut down the trees for battering rams.
Build siege ramps against the walls of Jerusalem.
This is the city to be punished,
for she is wicked through and through.
7 She spouts evil like a fountain.
Her streets echo with the sounds of violence and destruction.
I always see her sickness and sores.
8 Listen to this warning, Jerusalem,
or I will turn from you in disgust.
Listen, or I will turn you into a heap of ruins,
a land where no one lives.”
9 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says:
“Even the few who remain in Israel
will be picked over again,
as when a harvester checks each vine a second time
to pick the grapes that were missed.”
10 To whom can I give warning?
Who will listen when I speak?
Their ears are closed,
and they cannot hear.
They scorn the word of the Lord.
They don’t want to listen at all.
16 This is what the Lord says:
“Stop at the crossroads and look around.
Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.
Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.
But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’
17 I posted watchmen over you who said,
‘Listen for the sound of the alarm.’
But you replied,
‘No! We won’t pay attention!’
18 “Therefore, listen to this, all you nations.
Take note of my people’s situation.
19 Listen, all the earth!
I will bring disaster on my people.
It is the fruit of their own schemes,
because they refuse to listen to me.
They have rejected my word.
(Note: in verse 9 the Lord is referring to those who repent and have turned to Him. Also take note that we saw a preview of verse 7 in June of 2020 and are starting to see that once again.)
Jeremiah 29: 11-13 (NLT)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.
Jeremiah 30:8, 15-16 (NLT)
8 For in that day,”
says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,
“I will break the yoke from their necks
and snap their chains.
15 Why do you protest your punishment—
this wound that has no cure?
I have had to punish you
because your sins are many
and your guilt is great.
16 “But all who devour you will be devoured,
and all your enemies will be sent into exile.
All who plunder you will be plundered,
and all who attack you will be attacked.
Jeremiah 34: 13-18 (NLT)
13 “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I made a covenant with your ancestors long ago when I rescued them from their slavery in Egypt. 14 I told them that every Hebrew slave must be freed after serving six years. But your ancestors paid no attention to me. 15 Recently you repented and did what was right, following my command. You freed your slaves and made a solemn covenant with me in the Temple that bears my name. 16 But now you have shrugged off your oath and defiled my name by taking back the men and women you had freed, forcing them to be slaves once again.
17 “Therefore, this is what the Lord says: Since you have not obeyed me by setting your countrymen free, I will set you free to be destroyed by war, disease, and famine. You will be an object of horror to all the nations of the earth. 18 Because you have broken the terms of our covenant, I will cut you apart just as you cut apart the calf when you walked between its halves to solemnize your vows.