Israel is a luxuriant vine; he produces fruit for himself. The more his fruit, the more altars he made; the richer the land, the better he made the sacred pillars (Hosea 10:1).
Are we not guilty of exactly the same practices? Are we not motivated toward religious success, to building programs and every other kind of program to enrich the lives of our congregations and thus make them fruitful for the Kingdom? Have we ever asked God what His design for the Church is? Have we met His conditions for true ministry to go forth? There are many self-fashioned, self-proclaiming men that bear ministry titles, but what grieves God even more is that the people out there do not even know the difference. They are so easily hoodwinked and impressed. Any glib character, anyone who has facility with the scriptures, makes a show, gives an impression, has been involved with churches, has travelled, is automatically assumed to be a man of God.
Malachiah: this is your confession brother Art. I pray that you be delivered into those that stand the ground of the church and do not adulterate the Word.--
So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him (Malachi 3:18).
The ability to discern the true servants of God is given as the criterion of a people, finally at the end of the age, of whom God says, And they will be Mine (Mal. 3:17a). They came to the ability to discern by what took place in verse 16 of that chapter.
Malachiah: this requires that the Mystery of the unspeakable gift be in your hand so that the names can activate in the book as you write.--
Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.
Their speaking to one another was not cheap talk, or small talk, but an examination of our own lives, the condition of the Church, the word of God as we hear it proclaimed. They examined themselves to see if they were in the faith. They feared the Lord and that is why they did it. They were jealous for His name, His honor and His glory.
Malachiah: their speaking was new wine measured by the bread their hands wrote forth. They walk hand in hand with the Word.--
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Sow with a view to righteousness, reap in accordance to kindness; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you (Hosea 10:12).
It is long past the time to seek the Lord. Have we sought the Lord until He has rained righteousness upon us? Do we have a heart for this kind of sacrificial seeking, to break through the layers of film that stand between Heaven and us?
You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way, in your numerous warriors (Hosea 10:13).
You were impressed with the mighty men, with the princes, with the hotshots, their systems and their lifestyles. You mourned when they fell because you would have liked to see them continue. You thought that their ministry was appropriate and deserving. You secretly desired such a lifestyle for yourself. God has waited long and He has been silent, but if we allow these judgments that are falling now to pass unnoticed and merely cluck our tongues as if somehow we are not implicated and sharing in that same lifestyle and subscribing to the same values, then Gods judgments have been in vain for us, and we will have to experience them personally, directly and more painfully. It is time to seek the Lord, to know Him.
Malachiah: such you were but no longer. Now the righteous Word is in hand and at every writing righteousness is being practiced.--
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16. We cannot know Him in a true way and bypass the issues of judgment. We have paid a high price for the loss of the understanding of God, both in judgment and in mercy, in severity and goodness. Gods dealings with Israel, past, present and future are more or less absent from our consideration. We have thus voided the most profound revelation of God given us in Scripture because the greatest provision that God gives the Church is Israel, and His dealings with that people.
Malachiah: Amen! The church has great gift in Israel. Israel is the churches proof! God desires that the church bring Israel as offering. This requires rightly dividing the Word so as to sanctify Israel. Israel is the lamb of God in the hand of the son of man. Think not that Israel's sacrifices will forever seem to be meaningless. The Holocaust is just that! It is the sign of the times from God. Hitler had a vision of a thousand year reign. he went down to Rome and served Ceasar there. He became a prophet of evil and sacrificed 6, 000, 000. The Lord stopped him before the sabbath million. That six million is now a whole burnt offering that we sanctify and use to sanctify the remnant of Israel.--
If the Holocaust was not just the consequence of the aberration of some crazy man by the name of Hitler, but in fact, the intent of God and the fulfillment of scriptures in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, of a judgment that would come in the Last Days, how much more should we be fearful of the dealings of that God for ourselves? The glib, unctuous and frivolous character of our Christianity has opened the door to deceptions of the most remarkable kind, and it has altogether to do with the absence of the knowledge of God and the fear and the awe of God, that would have been ours if we had been rightly instructed by what God has done to Israel and will yet do, before He restores them in His mercy.
Malachiah: the son of man walks with his feet in the Holocaust fire. The Word of the cross in his hand sanctifies the Holocaust under his feet and brings forth it's holiness. Not only was God in it but it is Holy. The heavenly priest uses the coals of it to open the way of the holy of holies. This fellowship we are called into. we walk in local churches, taking command of the holy angel of each city and bringing them to the John Jews. So is the revelation of Jesus Christ. BEGINNING.--
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