Friday, January 28, 2011

The Tearing of the Veil:
A Word to the Church in America

The Tearing of the Veil

The Tearing of the Veil: A Word to the Church in America

My Son gave His life for you while you were My enemies. He showed you My love and commanded you to love each other as He loved you. And just as I have loved you through Him, He commanded you to love your enemies.

But you have hated your enemies and you have hated one another. You have accused one another, fought with one another, and used My Son’s name to condemn one another. You have borne My name but not My love.

Didn’t My Son love and die for Christians, Muslims, Atheists, Democrats, Republicans, Jews and Palestinians alike? The nations are My inheritance! Your neighbors are My inheritance! Your enemies are My inheritance! And you, Americans, you too are My inheritance. But what have you done to My name?

When My inheritance among the nations hear the name of “Jesus” from your lips, they do not hear the love and grace of My Son, but rather the judgment, politics, hypocrisy, nationalism and greed that you commit in My Son’s name. The gospel of My grace has been traded for the gospel of your country; the good news has become prosperity, the free market economy, fighting for your “rights,” the success of your military, your form of government, your laws and your Constitution. Those who speak against these things you count as your enemies to be defeated, and you believe that they are enemies of Me. You believe that your ways are My ways.

But I tell you, America, that My ways are not your ways. My ways are higher than your ways. You have excelled and prospered in the ways of the world, but My ways are the ways of the cross. No earthly kingdom can contain and legislate the ways of the cross, the ways of My love and grace. Although your country was founded mostly by Christians, it was not founded on My ways, nor on My Son, nor on the gospel which is about Him. You have confused your ways with My ways, your country with My Kingdom, and your laws with My laws. You have confused the gospel with the American dream.

Listen to what My Spirit says to the churches in America:

I will no longer withhold My discipline from you. The dream which you praised has become a fa├žade that hides your nakedness from your eyes, and it keeps you from finding life in the cross. I love you too much to allow you to continue in darkness. I will tear the veil of your fading old glory so that you may be healed.

I am the only glory you need! I will shake the faith you put in your nation so that you may put your faith in Me instead. I will be a place of safety for those whose glory is in Me alone, but I will be an absent helper for those who seek to exalt the nation in My name. You will seek your former glory and you will not find it. You will pray for the glory of your nation and your ways, but I will not hear you.

When you return to Me for My Kingdom, for My glory, and for the sake of all the nations (My inheritance), then I will hear you, but I will not restore your nation’s former glory. I will instead restore to you the vision of My Kingdom, My glory and My inheritance which you had traded for the glory of your nation. I will restore to you the everlasting glory of the cross of Jesus Christ, which shall never perish, which shall never be torn, which shall never be destroyed, and which shall never be forgotten from age unto age.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful. Thank you and may He receive all the glory!

    Rick

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  2. Blessed are they who come in the Name of our Lord Jesus. Someone gave me the link to come here and read. Cautious as I am... Spirit speaks to Spirit, and tonight the Spirit spoke. I know the wee early hours of the morning, Aug 23, 2014 as I read this; yet I had to look up to see when this was written. What you write caught my attention, because even when I think to myself the Lord does not speak to me any longer, He proves me wrong once again... He does speak still and speaks through others: if we are willing to Listen. You wrote something ( actually two things) on Israel/Beast/Worship and at first it threw me off because the writing is as if she (Israel) is he. I read it three times, and then went to read another writing... suddenly it all became clear. The Lord is confirming what the inward parts have been telling me. The professing Christian Nation is no longer seeing Christ as our Salvation/Intercessor. The USA sees Israel like Catholics see Mary. Please tell me if I am reading this wrong. The friend who gave me this link (we both) have always said to one another the Beast would not surprise us if it stemmed from Israel. I know this long, but I must ask... please ponder this: 12 tribes, one was lost/fell, and another replaced that tribe. 12 disciples, one was lost/fell, and another replaced him. In the scene of Judas... the devil entered in. Yet in the scene of the 12 tribes would it be possible that the lost tribe (who is not a tribe to which is mentioned in the count of the 144,000) would be that which the Beast would enter in? Only because this tribe was apart of the original 12, but not included in the gathering of the 144,000. I hope I made sense. I will continue to read on.

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  3. Thank you for commenting, and for proceeding cautiously! (^_^) [I totally understand!!]

    In answer to your questions...

    - I hadn't thought of the "USA-Israel & Catholics-Mary" comparison before. Dispensationalism and putting the blessings received from "blessing Israel" before Christ's commands... that *is* idolatry, replacing Jesus with an image of "Israel" (notice that the reality of Israel is not actually as important as the *image* that many Christians worship in their hearts).

    - For the rest of your comment/questions, I can't say I've really thought of those things before. What I understand and hear all comes from anchoring in two things, and looking through those two things:

    1) The testimony of Jesus (the gospel of God's grace to us in Him and what He did for us on the Cross)

    2) His commands to love each other, our neighbors and enemies, just like He loved us (while we were His enemies)

    I've written more of how things unfold through that perspective here: "Unsealed By the Lamb" (study)

    Bless you in His simple love!

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Be blessed in His heart today! His heart is for you!