A SPIRIT OF PROSTITUTION
(A Word regarding Christmas)
December 5, 2022 3:44 PM
MY HIDING PLACE
This Word comes as Part 2 to ‘ARE YOU STILL A PAGAN!? COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE! -CHRISTMAS’.
I have received the following Word from the Lord straight out of His Word as a Rhema. Scripture references can be found at the end of this document.
The Israelites are stubborn, like a stubborn heifer. How then can the Lord pasture them like lambs in a meadow? Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone! Even when their drinks are gone, they continue their prostitution; their rulers dearly love shameful ways. A whirlwind will sweep them away, and their sacrifices will bring them shame.
“Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the Lord. Israel’s arrogance testifies against them. When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the Lord, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them. They are unfaithful to the Lord; they give birth to illegitimate children. Now their New Moon festivals will devour them and their fields. “Sound the trumpet. Ephraim will be laid waste on the day of reckoning. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water. “When Ephraim saw his sickness, then he turned to Assyria for help. But he is not able to cure you. For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, like a great lion to Judah. I will tear them to pieces and go away; I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them. THEN I will go back to my place until they admit their guilt. And they will seek my face; in their misery they will earnestly seek me.”
Then the Lord took me to 1 Sam.15. What an appropriate piece of Scriptures! Here we see how the Lord allowed Saul a chance to lead Israel in His ways, but Saul deliberately disobeyed. He thought his mercy in saving Agag and collecting the best of sheep to sacrifice to the Lord were going to entice the Lord away from His commands to not spare any of the people nor cattle. But the Lord makes it clear in v.22 that He delights in obedience more than sacrifice. Thus Saul was rejected as king.
How many people nowadays think like Saul, that they can overstep the Lord’s command to love the Lord our God with ALL our hearts, mind, soul and strength; to not have any idols before us; to not marry other gods, religions, rituals. For a spirit of prostitution is in the land. The ‘Sauls’ think they can get away to obeying God’s Words. Not so!
1 Sam.15:23 “For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”
My job here is not to tickle anyone’s ears. I’m here to bring forth the Words of the Lord. You would do well to listen because if you repent, Father is merciful to forgive. But if you choose to ignore, know that these same words will condemn you on the last day.
For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I can’t; it is sealed.” Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I don’t know how to read.” The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”
But those who trust in idols, who say to images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back in utter shame. Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come? Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the Lord, against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways; they did not obey his law. So he poured out on them his burning anger, the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.
He [Manasseh] did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites. 3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.
Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? Do I mean then that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons. Are we trying to arouse the Lord’s jealousy? Are we stronger than he?
These wicked people, who follow the stubborness of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt – completely useless!
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