I have been asking the Lord about 2009, and here is what I have gotten so far.
In January of 2008 the Lord said this short sentence,,,,,"Recession followed by severe Depression like as never before."
Well although I was criticized by a many of my peer pastors, the Recession did come.
So what happened to the Severe Depression?
I assure you it is on it's way this coming year, and nothing nor no-one can stop it. Oh there will be a short time of increase but it will be short lived.
Why? It is the judgement of the Lord coming upon America for all our license to do wickedly as we please without regard to God and His Word.
Understand one thing here, I am not just talking about sinners, I am talking about God's people "The Church" just as well, maybe even more so because we have become the worst sinners in our complacency, doing whatever sinful deed we want and saying "well your/I'm just human." Then misusing the grace of God for forgiveness of our fornications, and all manner of selfish evil deeds. (I for one will be the 1st to admit.....I am guilty....but I will not remain any longer in this state. I WILL return to my Father's heart and obey.)
The Church today (us) is all-together "Undone" and it continues to run towards self-desires, self satisfaction without regards to God's commandments. Instead of righteousness and power we have become anemic and weak because sin feels good to the flesh. If I am offending you by telling the truth, so be it, but it still remains the truth.
Israel of old did the same things, and in 1 Samuel the Word tells us the name of this condition,,,,,,,,,,"Ichabod." Which means, "the Glory of God has departed."
This is the word I heard this morning....."Ichabod." The glory has departed. We have exchanged the oracles and ordinances of God for pleasure that we might consume them,,,and God's glory will not rest on a person or nation who rejects and refuses to listen, repent, and come back.
I have been told by many Christians that we will be the last one's affected by the coming economic/spiritual holocaust.
The Bible says, "That God brings the rain on the just and the unjust as well."
I tell you now, We (the church) will be the 1st one's affected! The Bibles says that, "The judgement of God will begin in His own house 1st." Also that God's house, (the church) will be shaken, many shall fall away, and only those who are (or willing to be) sold out to Jesus will remain standing. They shall suffer persecutions as never before, as foretold by Jesus himself in the Gospels.
There is and has been a designed evil plan for decades to "water-down" the Word of God in the church by the enemy, and many of us have fallen for it, yes even embraced it. The words of the Prophets of old, and Jesus Christ are coming to pass in real time today, and nothing can stop it! Not prayer, not fasting, not anything.
The one thing we can do is, re-consecrate our lives back to God Almighty and turn around our lives by choice, and go back to our 1st love which is Jesus.
We can rededicate our lives back to Him and ask God for a new wash in the blood robe of righteousness, a new anointing of glory on our own lives, and then walk out in obedience what the Bible has already told us to do.....no matter what the cost!
Be assured of one thing,,,,,,,the cost will be your very life!
Lastly, I am NOT trying to be a minister of doom and gloom here but only speaking to you the facts as I feel I have been told them.
As a matter of fact I am looking forward with great anticipation and joy to the coming events for all it tells me is that my redemption draweth nigh........
Can you hear the wedding music starting to play?
Can you hear Gabriel warming up his horn?
Will the rapture be this year?
Well I don't know about that, but I do know "it definetly ain't gonna be long now!"......Yehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.......
Be at peace, be well and be blessed................Wendell.....His servant