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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Remnant, #14
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Luke 3:7)
Whenever we seek to make the Gospel of the Kingdom a plan for improving the earthly life of people we are speaking with the voice of Satan. Whenever we strive to say only that which is positive and not put forth the commandments to refrain from sin, we are speaking with the voice of Satan. Whenever we refuse to warn people to flee from the wrath to come we are speaking with the voice of Satan.
The evangelical churches of our day are speaking with the voice of Satan. Without realizing it they are taking the side of people instead of the side of God.
When Israel was sinning, Moses asked, "Who is on the Lord's side?" The people of Levi responded. Moses then commanded, "Go kill your brothers." This the descendants of Levi did and in so doing became the keepers of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.
There were two sides. The side of the Lord and the side of the Lord's people. It always has been this way and remains so today. The Lord's people usually hate the prophets of God! The writings of the Hebrew Prophets seldom had anything good to say about Israel. It is so today. The remnant appear as the enemy of the churches.
Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. (Exodus 32:26,27)
Phinehas received the blessing of the Lord because he acted sternly and decisively in killing a sinning Israelite.
Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: (Numbers 25:11,12)
Whoever would be in the army of the Lord must be ready to take God's side against Satan, against worldly believers, and, in the Day of the Lord, against wicked people.
There is a great need for repentance on the part of the Christian in the United States of America. But true, deep, lasting repentance is impossible while the believers have the false sense of safety and blessing so widespread in our day and are filled with the spirit of humanism—a false, fleshly love for humanity.
The simple truth is, the Christian churches are in a sinful condition and the judgment of God is upon them. "The Book of the Law has been found in the Temple," so to speak, and the prophets are warning us that the judgment of God is ready to fall upon the churches unless there is through repentance, a turning away from sin and a running into the Presence of God. We have been burned and we do not realize it. We are living in deception, in a false sense of security.
To be continued.