ARE YOU STILL LIVING IN YOUR ‘EGYPT’?
April 18, 2023 2:06 PM
MY HIDING PLACE
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Dear brothers and sisters,
this message has been bubbling in my Spirit for the past few weeks now. And I’m glad I am finally able to bring it to you. It’s partly my testimony which I shared in more details in SHATTERED and the rest are warnings from the Holy Spirit.
Brothers and sisters,
As I commune daily with Father in our secret place, standing in His righteous council, I get to hear His heart for His people. As time passes and warnings slow down, the inevitable approaches all the more. Thankfully, Father’s desire has not changed in wanting none to perish and so these warnings are a sign of His love in the hope of turning His people from their evil ways and deeds (Jer.23:22).
While in prayer in the evening of March 29/2023, the Holy Spirit reminded me of what He told me back in 2020, that He had taken me out of Egypt.
That was at the beginning of the turn-around in my spiritual journey, when I was finally able to hear the Holy Spirit talking to me. When covid had just managed to shut down the churches I was overtaken by anguish and desperately sought Him for answers in His Word. At first, I didn’t understand what He meant. I thought, “Father, did you mean Babylon? As in, ‘I came out of the Babylonian system’?” Later I understood what He meant and tonight He brought it back to my attention.
What a great time to talk about what Moses did in the Old Testament by leading the Israelites out of the Egyptian bondage symbolizing Yeshua leading us out of our slavery to sin!
The life I lived prior to 2020 was my Egypt, when I dragged myself around carrying heavy chains of false doctrines, false teachings. I was born in a home that professed to be Roman Catholic. Growing up, I did not learn much from my family nor church with regards to faith. Even at the age of 10, when I celebrated my First Communion, I did not know much about Yeshua nor His amazing plan of salvation. Reading the Word and praying was non-existent. At the time, I lived in Italy and there, the vast majority of those who practiced Catholicism did not read the Bible. It was common practice to just believe whatever the priests would say. By the age of 15, I moved to Canada, and through my uncle, I came to learn that Yeshua desired to have a personal relationship with me. It took some work on behalf of the Holy Spirit to convict me of my sins and my need to be redeemed, until I eventually surrendered my life to Him. At that point in my life, I was attending a Pentecostal church and did so for about 30 years. But, let me tell you, brothers and sisters, that up until early 2020, I was living this prosperity-type Christianity. And if I ever felt the tugging of the Holy Spirit asking me to change my ways, I would resist Him until His convictions would subside. I felt much more comfortable in my lukewarm state, while telling myself I was doing alright in my faith. Afterall, I had confessed Yeshua as my Saviour, gotten baptized and I was going to heaven! I thought, ‘nobody really knows my life. So how could anyone bring any accusations against me!?’
But when those churches shut down, praise Yah!!! That was the time of my ‘awakening’; the time when I realized I was living in these empty walls, in a false reality, surrounded by lies. I realized that I needed Yah more than my very next breath! It was when I wholeheartedly repented, fully surrendered to Him, and began seeking Him with all that was within me, that I found Him – My Treasure, My Pearl of Great Price, My Best Friend, My BrideGroom.
Jer.29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
I will be forever grateful to Father for His judgments because through that, at least through that particular one, I crossed over from the wide road to the narrow one.
The message this evening is primarily for those who are still living in their Egypt. The core of this Word has been taken from Ezekiel 20 courtesy of the Holy Spirit. Thank you Holy Spirit for your Words and warnings. May we have a keen ear to hear what you have to say and to heed. Being doers of your Word and not mere listeners. In Yeshua’s name. Amen! Yah said, that He led His people out of Egypt and brought them into the desert. He gave them His decrees and made known to them His Laws, for the MAN WHO OBEYS THEM WILL LIVE BY THEM. He also gave them His Sabbaths, as a sign, so they would know that He made them holy. Yet His people rebelled against Him. These are verses 10-13.
How often we forget that His commands and laws were put in place for our own good, for our own safety. But we defy them as if to say they we know better than Him, better than our Daddy who made us. How proudful of us! Those who refuse to listen have received a time to repent. Yah is long-suffering. But soon, all warnings will cease and His mighty arm will rain down more severe judgments. Are you prepared to face them?
Ezek.20:35, 38 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. 38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
Can you imagine that the Israelites who Father led out of Egypt died in the desert because of their rebellion against Him!?
If you continue on defiling yourself and offer your children in the fire, you will no longer be allowed to inquire of Him (Ezek.20:30-31).
Ezek.20:40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
Ezek.20:43 And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.
For those who are still living in their Egypt, still dependent on false teachings, a life full of vain promises, chasing fulfillment through means that will never truly satisfy, Father wants me to tell you that in a short while you are going to be EJECTED from your life of comfort and plunged into your wilderness season for your time of purging and cleansing is at hand. For as a good father disciplines his children, so does our Heavenly Father. And so, consider it an act of love on His behalf that through judgments many will come to full repentance, be spared from hell’s fires and from eternal separation from Him. Oh Father, how great is your mercy!
Psa.15:1-2 Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? 2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
RHEMA: THE FENCE RIDERS WILL BE NO MORE. THEY WILL BE FORCED TO MAKE A DECISION ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. AFTER THIS TIME, SHALL THEY BE GATHERED INTO WORTHY VESSELS AND BROUGHT TO JERUSALEM (ISA.66:20). ALL THAT HAS CAUSED MY PEOPLE TO SIN WILL BE BROUGHT DOWN AND DESTROYED. ALL THEIR IDOLS WILL BE NO MORE. I WILL SMASH ALL THE ALTARS THEY HAVE BUILT WITH THEIR OWN HANDS. THEY’VE FORGOTTEN THAT I AM A JEALOUS GOD AND SHARE MY GLORY WITH NO ONE. AWAY FROM ME ALL YOUR SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS. WHAT ARE THEY TO ME? NOW I WILL REMEMBER YOUR WICKEDNESS AND PUNISH YOUR SINS. SOME OF YOU WILL NEVER ENTER INTO THE PROMISED LAND, BUT WILL RETURN TO EGYPT -TO THE PLACE I SAID YOU SHOULD NEVER JOURNEY AGAIN (Deut.28:68).
Yah’s warnings continued through the following Scriptures:
2 Chron. 34:24-25 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah: 25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched.
The Bible is a prophetic book, so is this psalm. The Holy Spirit highlighted these verses for you as they will come to pass just as they are written:
Psa.107:4-7, 10-14, 17-20, 23, 25, 27-30 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; 11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: 12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help. 13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
17 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death. 19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. 20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; 25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end. 28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
Psa.107:43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.
Then the Holy Spirit brought me to Mal. 1 making a point of the type of offerings that are being brought to Him. You think they are quality offerings: perfect, spotless. But He is calling you out saying that they are injured, crippled and diseased.
Mal.1:14, 6 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen. 6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
The verse I was given for those who will not enter into the Promised Land is Mal.1:4. Though Edom may said,
“Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins”. Yah says, “They may rebuild the ruins but I will demolish them”.
Brothers and sisters,
I pray that this Word will fall on fertile soil and that it will bring much fruit into Father’s kingdom. ALL for His glory! If the Holy Spirit is pricking your heart tonight, saying this is for you, do not harden your heart. Father is extending an invitation to come and get right with Him, before the judgments fall full force. Get a head start. Let go of your fears, your chains, the things that are holding you back. He has so much more for you. Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not become discouraged by the trials ahead. Do not fear, for He will have your back. Trust His promises that He will never leave you nor abandon you.
For those who have left behind their Egypt, guard your heart. For if from time to time you look back and reminisce what life used to be like, you may put yourself at risk of being tempted. Father is warning not to be like the people of Israel who craved their old life, the delicacies of Egypt. Be content of the manna He provides and do not fall for ‘the meat’. Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife (Prov.17:1).
For example, if once you used to celebrate pagan feasts, going out of your way preparing with decorations, gifts and endless gourmet entrees, don’t look back, recalling those days, missing them. Because to you, He says to be strong, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Time in the wilderness, away from the cravings of the flesh, indulging in fasting can do us some real good and in the end award us Father’s true riches -an inheritance that goes beyond our wildest dreams.
And finally, for those who make it through the Promised Land, to their havens, do not forget all the grace and favour Father has poured upon you. Do not become prey of your pride and tell yourself that it was because of your own luck, intelligence, expertise that you made it safe. Acknowledge Father. Give Him ALL the glory. Thank Him daily for His generosity, for His mercy, for His love, for His faithfulness.
Link to, SHATTERED, youtube.com/watch?v=wL3hCIMarPA
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