Wow here we are in a new month and the year is already more than half way gone. God is still FAITHFUL because he is PERFECT in all his ways. We've seen the world escalate into more wickedness than ever reminding us that we are living in the days of Noah and Lot. In spite of all that has happened we can be confident that our deliverance is near. It is NOT a time to EMBRACE fear or react to the enemy's tactics.
Our weapons are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. We can and must go to the throne of God and pray for the lost and wicked. God is Faithful! We must appreciate the faithfulness he has for his WORD to perform it fulfilling his will and purpose concerning all things in this world. His Word tells us that HE ALONE will speak the final verdict and judge and punish the wicked of the world in his timing.
Mal 4:3 NIV - "3 Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act," says the LORD Almighty."
GOD IS LOVE
We don't have to shout and scream and try to force God down the throat of anyone. He doesn't force himself on anyone. He didn't force himself on us. So why should we try to FORCE God on anyone. Perhaps some will repent before that final judgement is rendered by God when he brings his wrath upon the wicked. But first his judgement will fall on the church, the lukewarm church. That time is NOW.
The true church, church of Philadelphia recognizes its role in these last days. She is on fire for God detesting the evil this world embraces. She offers intercessory prayers for the lost and wicked and serves notice by giving clear warnings to the wicked motivated by the love of God. The fruit we produce will demonstrate what spirit we are operating under. God is LOVE. Jesus is LOVE. IF we lift him up this will allow him to work through us. Perhaps it may move some of them to see the Lord's love and mercy and they repent of their wicked ways. It is the LOVE of God to draw men unto him.
1Jo 4:8, 16 NIV - "8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. ... 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them."
John 12:32 NIV - "32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.""
1Cor 5:12-13 NIV - "12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked person from among you.""
Gen 18:25 NKJV - "25 "Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?""
In all of this I am saying that we must continue to warn the wicked of the consequences of their sinful ways. We must speak truth unashamedly but with love and discernment of the Holy Spirit. God will use his servants in the way he calls them individually. We do not all speak alike or act alike. But we must all speak the TRUTH in LOVE and our actions should be motivated by LOVE.
Luk 6:31-33, 35-37 NIV - "31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. ... 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."