History shows a series of progressions of decay and renewal, be it the seasons for harvest throughout the year, or the repetitions of nations and societies that come and go, and we wonder, what are the steps of a society or a civilization that are expiring and on their way out? That God just simply gives up on. That they have potentially past the threshold of Gods patience and forgiveness, to the point of no return.
We know God does this because we have the testimonies of the flood of Noah, the fires of Sodom and Gamora and the anihilalation by foreign armies to the Jews of old of whom it was said “on you shall be laid the blood of all the prophets” and that would include the death of John the Baptist and Gods only Begotten.
We also have plenty of escavations of lost cultures who have left behind no real clues but an obvious extinction. No bones, pictures or books, just buildings of such whose architecture cannot be duplicated or explained even today.
That because of their neglection and rejection of the One True God, that they would cross some boundaries that would indicate that God has given up on them and His grace was pulled away, and they were left to themselves, to their own devisings and their own ruin, to the point of being let go and finally given over to His judgment and wrath, because they just could not see the fruit of their doings and repent.
You see, there is a progression laid out in God’s Holy Word that give us some clues. That if a people stayed in tune with God, they would know not just where they stood with God, but they would know where their culture and even other societies and cultures stood based upon the fruit of their doings. Let us see how we match up with these measurements of deprivavity.
Here is what Paul said in Romans 1:
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who [d]suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is [e]manifest [f]in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and [g]Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like [h]corruptible man (here you have a second coming Jesus) and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature (here you have global warming and climate change) rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their [i]women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [j]men, leaving the natural use of the [k]woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain (the true) God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, [l]sexual immorality, wickedness, [m]covetousness, [n]maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 [o]undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, [p]unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God (this they may deny), that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do they do these things, but they also approve of those who practice them.”
Here we have the progression of a people in moral decline, who have sunken so low as to change laws that defended the moral and the innocent, to instead protect, reward and glorify the depraved and perverted. That not only are they immoral, but their rulers draft laws to encourage, protect, advertise and finance others to exploit there own dark sides at the expense of innocent lives even world wide.
Laws are suppose to be the checks and balances that help people do good, to preserve a culture and humanity in general. These have been slowly stripped for a number of generations to get us to where we are today. We are on the cusp of a counter culture that will praise and applaud the riddence of desease carriers and non-compliants.
The punishment must be equal to the crime to maintain a true morality according to godliness, a concept that is commonly mocked and discarded today. That there should be standards of good character and rewards for good behavior?
Yes, an eye for an eye, a life for a life. The murderers, rapist and such should not have a psychological excuses. Of course it’s just psychological, right?
Psych means soul, and that’s Gods realm. The psych that is in denial of God, is rightfully subject to feeling bad. Like before Cain killed his own brother Abel God asked Cain “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door, and its desire is [d]for you, but you must master it.” Meaning the responsibility is the individuals first.
This shows us that it is each person’s own responsibility to govern themselves in accordance with a good conscience and Gods commands.
You have to come clean directly with The Christ of the cross. Not to priests through confessionals, not doctors or psychiatrist with their sedations. Or self help meetings. All those do is to exsaserbate the mental pain and keep people focused on their problems. To keep them bound up with guilt and shame.
Because of this we come clean at the cross where we discard those instrument as being destructive and ineffective. As it is written, those who The Son sets free are truly free. They don’t need prescriptions or booster shots.
Old unresolved incidents fuels and builds up of pressure inside their souls for their next outbreak. They never learn to trade their old person in at the cross for Gods replacement for you. (2 Corinthians 5.18).
The cross is where we get our empowerment, and not by wallowing in our old self. That’s like blowing on the coals of a fire. Because God forgives and forgets. To recieve that forgiveness defangs the demons who keep the cycles going.That darkness and moral decay is satans play ground.
But the worst and most arrogant, and agregious departures from God, is from a people who once were a people of God, then through an erosion over time to have the God given protections cast off one by one as being offensive, as historical beliefs are changed. Like to “pledge allegiance for one nation under God”, and changing a Sabbath days rest from re-creating with God, to recreation of playing sports and such. That’s a distortion of the original intent. Not that sports are bad, but how are you renewed in spirit if not by God. This is the true Sabbath and rest provided by God. (Hebrews 4) And people wonder why they feel unprotected, defeated and alone? They departed from the One who said “I will never leave you to feel forsaken”.
When a people have been so persistent in rejecting the living God, there comes a point where He cuts His ties and leaves them to their own dilusions. Hence the giving up outlined in Romans 1
When God gives in to your rejection, you don’t get the next best thing, but the opposite. Your choices aren’t good and better. You go from bad to worse in the rejection of God, so He leaves you to fend for yourself.
At some point the offenders are in such greater numbers than the righteous, that the society needs a reset. But before God performs the reset, there are two groups charged by God for making their sin so blatant and so publicly hanious, to make two points. One to society as a whole that sin has gone to far. Their insides convince themselves that something is going to happen and rightfully so. This time of exposure is the Spirit of God saying “let’s reason together” for God is not willing that any should parish, but that all should repent and be saved. His arms are open still. However, His patience does expire, and it expires before the judgment commences. Think of Noah, Lot and the remnant, as soon as they were out of harms reach, Gods Judgment was relentless on those societies. So there is a point when it is too late.
Where are we in that line up?
You will know you are in this last period of grace when the spirit of God says to those who are grieved by such “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and you receive of her plagues. 5 For her sins [c]have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” It is here that judgment is looming and is irreversible. It is as if wickedness abounds with little to no real residence.
If you’ve heard this call in your heart, to stand aloof from the general population, their sources and their practices, their forms of entertainments and destructive fascinations, and many have, it may be time to pull the plug altogether and stand far enough away so Judgment does not come near you. We don’t mean to physically remove yourself because that may not be feasible. But disenfranchise yourself from their provisions their products and practices. Gods saving has more to do with your sprituality than your physicality. “For God is spirit and truth and seeketh such.
God has prepared you for this because you’ve likely participated in your own sanctification and sought Him along the way. He wants to protect and preserve you like Noah and Lot and their loved ones. As much as we can pray and testify, we are not saviors. Lot thought he could make a difference. If he could, the Angels would not have showed up. Lot was seen sitting in the gates. Figure out what that means.
Maybe you make a clear cut and distinction between you and your present popular culture. Sever ties from those things that offend the almighty because this people has been given up on, and considered to be irredeemable by The Almighty God. Woe is them.
It was with the sins of Korah that the Israelites we’re told to stand back while God delt with them, and the earth opened up and swallowed them whole. It was Noah who as soon as he closed the ark doors, the rains began to poor. Then many who scoffed at him earlier, now begged to be allowed to board, but it was too late. Gods grace had expired with them. And of Sodom? As soon as the angels pulled Lot into the house, the people were struck with great blindness. Then when Lot and his daughters left, soon afterward they turned to look back towards home to see bellowing smoke and destruction. Woe!
These are all left as examples for societies who do these things. With these we can judge where we are. Even as Paul said “for if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged by God with the world”. And this is His promise. Don’t look like or act like the popular culture because it’s easy. You must take the morale high road for yourself and all who know you. This may be their only way out. Don’t let your testimony validate their ignorance.
Laws were given to protect humanity and with out just Laws, men become as animals and worse. Do not pray for these people who don’t respect the laws of God and preservation of humanity, God will take care of them. That’s what His laws are about. Salvation is another topic.
But these people serve each other and themselves. They in their persistence are “ treasuring for themselves wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgments of God who renders to each one according to their works”. Those who reject the cross of Christ who offered them clemency, they are now left to take on their own punishment due without restraint. Just like they lived their lifestyle, without restraint. “Render Each one according to their works”. And to the wicked? Pay them back double for what each one has done. One group in ignorance, the other with their eyes wide open.
Like with the Jews in their rejection of Christ, He said “woe to you scribes, Pharisees and hypocrites, For on you shall be laid all the guilt of all the blood shed on all the prophets from righteous Abel, up to Zechariah who you’ve slain between the porch and the alter”. They took not the, get out of Judgment call, by not responding to the forgiveness of God where all the judgment due to them. Through humility and repentance, a word that simply means; do an about face, or turn. By which judgment can be negated by Him to set them free for a guilt free conscious in Christ for right living. And today that door is still open, but not for long. Think of the foolish virgins who appeared after the door was closed. They said open unto us Lord. And He said “depart from Me you workers of inequity. I do not know you from where you are from”. Woe!
Do not be like bygone generations whose only visible trace left of them were artifacts on earth.
You will know you are in that time when wickedness goes by largely unchecked and unpunished and even rewarded and you wonder, where is God? God is exposing them so that you can see good enough to stand clear, to get out from among them and into His protection and safety. If you don’t? You may be in harm’s way. You must take the initiative to “come out of her My people lest you partake of her sin’s and receive of her judgments for God has remembered her”.
You cannot eat off tables of Demons and Gods. So you must prayerfully and dilegently separate yourselves from them. As scripture says “come out of her my people and be ye separate. Then I will receive you and you shall be My sons and Daughters”. (2 Corinthians 6.—
This means, Mystery Babylon and all her faces of evil. Mystery because she doesn’t wear the name, but she has re-initiated the tools of old. And she is called a harlot because she was once bequeathed to the Almighty God but now she serves another. Therefore she will be judged more severely.
The higher you are regarded in Heaven, the further you go when you fall. “For you would be better off not to know God, then to know Him and turn from Him”. Then to fall all the way back down past your original starting point. But as it is written “ as a dog returns to its vomit, and a pig to wallowing in the mire, so too these go back to their old ways”, undaunted and un-changed. Woe to them for the judge stands at the door and knocks. There is still forgiveness for those who come clean from them, at least for noe, but maybe not tomorrow. Once again think of the foolish virgins.
But we have this promise that; God has not appointed us for wrath but for the obtaining of salvation which is through faith in Yashuah Christ with Eternal Glory”. This is for those who heard to “come out and be ye separate (distinguishably different).
The scariest sign that God has given up is when wickedness seams to advance with little to no resistance. Reporting it as news only empowers the enemies if it does not raise repentance and resistance. For these people it’s a fascination without repentance or a change in life of seeking God. Their constant babbling bad news is a form of entertainment that actually empowers evil, if it doesn’t awaken repentance.
Since we are made in the likeness of God, and God created by what He spoke, when you reiterate lies, you literally fortify it to those who hear you and yourselves. You are working for the liars and robbers of good and God.
Even as God spoke to through Isaiah 8.
11 For the Lord spoke thus to me with [i]a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:
12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’
Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy,
Nor be afraid of their [j]threats, nor be [k]troubled.
13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow;
Let Him be your fear,
And let Him be your dread.
14 He will be (to you) as a [l]sanctuary,
19 And when they say to you, “Seek those who are mediums (where we get the word, media) and wizards, who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there[o] is no light in them.” Woe!
Hold on because even in the times of Noah there were warnings. But it wasn’t untill all passengers entered the Ark and the doors were shut, that the judgment was turned up on high and the waters if the great deep sprang up.
And with lot and his daughters, who scarcely made it out of Sodom when they saw the flames coming from their old neighborhood.
Meaning, there is a place intime when you’ve run out of second chances.
Remember what the Angels said to Lot? We cannot judge these until you depart”. We know we are at the end when it’s obvious that wickedness abounds largely unchecked. To them it can be said then “fill up the measure of your fathers guilt”, so they can all be judged together.
Scripture says that “those who love the world, the love of the Father is not in them”. I wouldn’t want to be found in the first group.
So for now, The Kingdom of God is at Hand. But tomorrow it might not be. The time is close.