A Warning to the Church

Lea Sylvester


 

Yehovah is furious with His people here in the Western world; in  the United States of America. Why is this statement being made? Because He is calling out, “Where is My Church?” “Where are My people?” We must be obedient to Him and this must be said. “Where are my Watchmen?” If readers are offended or bothered by what is written here, they should seek out why. Examine your walk with God Almighty. Are you being prepared in your church? If not, come out of her and serve only Yehovah. Do not attack the messenger!

All over the world we see our brothers and sisters being slaughtered by fascist regimes, many of these evil governments have been and are being empowered by our own government. Where is the outcry from the Church?

This commentary is hard to deliver. It is hard to write, but it must be written because this writer cannot sit by and ignore the things that must be written.  Many others here in this country and around the world have been warning for years and nothing is happening. The Body of Christ seems to be numb to these warnings. They seem to believe they are immune to the very things we have seen happen to believers since the very beginning of the True Church.

There are approximately 37,000 Christian churches in the world today. We can look back at the persecution in China and see that prior to great persecution there, the leaders of those Christian churches began to prepare their people for what was to come. They were ready and that Body of Believers grew. At the same time, they were prepared.  Who is preparing the Body of Believers here in the USA, in the West? Sadly, not many.

Believers claim to know of Him but they do not know His Word. His Word gathers dust. Instead, in the majority of these churches, teaching has been replaced with 15 minutes feel-good sermonettes and machines (computers) show little clips of scripture for the congregation. So what is the need to study the Word of Yehovah in depth? In depth teaching has been replaced by “small groups.” It is all window dressing. These are satisfied with their hour in church and then go about their lives.

Christians here are clueless as to what judgment is upon this nation and indeed has already come upon much of the Body of Christ around the world. When those who are bold enough to step forward and speak these things,they are ignored, talked about, and shunned by those who claim to be their brothers and sisters! It is heart-breaking.

The judgment coming upon this nation, which has already begun, is going to come upon the church first because it has stood by and ignored the things happening that have enabled the very Word of God to be outlawed in the public. There are very few who have had the nerve to stand up. Kim Davis, the Clerk in Kentucky who stood against the issuance of homosexual marriage certificates, comes to mind. She took  a firm, unmovable stand. Her stance rocked the nation and this was just one woman!  A judge in Alabama has continuously stood upon The Word of Yehovah and where is the support from the Church? He seems to be standing alone. How much more could be done for Almighty God if we were doing as we are told to do?

Lust for possessions, self, beauty, money, decorated homes, property, favoritism, pornography, is a stench to the Almighty's nostrils. He finds few pastors and believers who have prepared prayer closets, pulpits, and few who have a true thirst for Him instead. Only those who are truly obedient to Him alone will He know by name.  Matthew Chapter 7 comes to mind. To many He will say, “I never knew you.”  Is this what we want?

How do we think we deserve more than The Messiah who was born in a stable and among animals. He had no home, He walked the walk to show us what our priorities should be. Shame on those who claim knowledge of Him while loving the world.

Why do we think we can sit by and keep our mouths shut while legislation is made to enable the banning of God Almighty from this nation? Where was the church when legislation was made? Were Christians on the steps of the Supreme Court? No. Why? Oh, it might look bad! People may talk!  Remember, these people who would condemn those who follow only God Almighty are those we do not serve. But if we stood and boldly proclaimed the truth, how many unbelievers might hear the truth who would not, otherwise?

If we repent before Him now, He will not remove us. We must humble ourselves now so that we are not shamed before men. This goes for the pastors in this land. All false teachers will be held high before the world. His Words are holy, His teachings are holy,  His servants, those He knows, are holy. Those who stand in His pulpit must love Him first. They must speak His words. 

Fire is coming upon this land. He is an all consuming fire.  We have not kept His holy Church holy. We have allowed buying and selling, speakers with tables for buying and selling, convenience for the world to lure people into churches to gain money. Is it not written that our Messiah removed the money changers with a whip? Church leaders talk and dress like the world. His holy Church has been made common. Remove entertainment, performance, announcements, discussions, and teach with prepared words, prayer, fasting and anointed teachings. Teach His Word and remove man's traditions from His pulpit. Make His pulpit a fire for  Almighty God.

Cast not your eyes away from His Word. Only those  who are truly obedience will be counted worthy. The false church of man will not withstand His judgment. Discard all traditions and place them in the fire. Listen only to Him and He will guide you. Repent! He will not accept weak-kneed messengers.  Those who have added to His Word and have taken away from it by their private interpretations or the teachings of men through denominational doctrines will be revealed to their shame.

I tremble at the thought of speaking this but this must be said. No apologies will be made by this writer for these words for they must be said. The marketing, the business outline, the worldly standards in “religion” today is unholy. It is a mockery of Yehovah. “Christian” broadcasting never shows anything of Him. They don't speak of homosexuality, Islam, false teachers. They have removed Yeshua from the work of Calvary. They are seeker friendly to build their bottom line. He will spew these from His mouth.

There is a growing separation of organized, man-made religion from the holy people of God Almighty. In these days, we see two distinctly different groups rising. There are two groups but very different. One is set-apart. It doesn't look like, smell like, act like, the world. It is the church – the true church – that will rise up in the coming days. It will rise up with boldness. 

The other is comprised of those who have gathered together with denominations, the Vatican, and these uphold social justice, they have compromised His Word and His standards. They say, “God is love, God is love.” Yes, He is a loving God but to embrace the world and “social justice” is not what we are called to do. To embrace that which He distinctly calls abominations is a sin. We cannot have it both ways. We cannot love the world and serve Him. We do not serve two masters. Which do you choose this day?

Government has and will continue to dictate what will and will not be done in churches. As entities are recognized as non-profit organizations, they have handed over authority to government and do not serve Almighty God. They are mere extensions of the state.

To compromise the Holy Word of Yehovah is certain spiritual death. We are to call no man Father but Almighty God! There is no absolution from sin but through repentance to Yehovah. Only the shed blood of the Messiah will save anyone. No building, no doctrinal teaching, will save anyone. Seek Him while He may still be found.

The true church will rise and will be very strong. We must be prepared and ready. Through obedience we will be saved. Just as the Children of Israel prepared before leaving Egypt, we must prepare. The death angel will visit and those without the blood of the lamb over their doorposts will not be passed over.

Repent, and pray for  wisdom and strength to endure what is coming up. 

This writer is weary from writing about the lukewarm church. Bold pastors, shepherds of the Messiah's flock will step up and be bold in proclaiming the truth. They will have prepared congregations. This underground church will rock the world for our Father.

Prepare your homes, stock supplies. As these things come to pass there will be many who are not believers who will turn to Yehovah and we must be prepared to help them. We are to  be the light of the world!  Do not hide your light, shine as lighthouses so that you are beacons to the lost.

“How dark the gold has become, How pure the gold has changed! The sacred stones are poured out at the corner of every street. The precious sons of Zion weighed against the fine gold, How they are regarded as earthen jars, the work of a potter’s hands! Even jackals offer the breast, they nurse their young; but the daughter of my people has become cruel like ostriches in the wilderness.

The tongue of the infant cleaves to the roof of its mouth because of thirst; the little ones ask for bread, but no one breaks it for them. Those who ate delicacies are desolate in the streets; those reared in purple embrace ash pits. For the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the sin of Sodom, which was overthrown as in a moment. And no hands were turned toward her.

Her consecrated ones were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk; they were more ruddy in body than corals, their polishing was like lapis lazuli. Their appearance is blacker than soot, they are not recognized in the streets; their skin is shriveled on their bones, it is withered, it has become like wood. Better are those slain with the sword than those slain with hunger, for they pine away, being stricken for the lack of fruits of the field.

The hands of compassionate women boiled their own children; they became food for them because of the destruction of the daughter of my people. The Lord has accomplished His wrath, He has poured out His fierce anger; and He has kindled a fire in Zion which has consumed its foundations. The kings of the earth did not believe, nor did any of the inhabitants of the world, that the adversary and the enemy could enter the gates of Jerusalem.

Because of the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who have shed in her midst the blood of the righteous; they wandered, blind, in the streets. They were defiled with blood so that no one could touch their garments. Depart! Unclean! They cried of themselves. Depart, depart, do not touch!

So they fled and wandered; men among the nations said, They shall not continue to dwell with us. The presence of the Lord has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; they did not honor the priests, they did not favor the elders. Yet our eyes failed, looking for help was useless; in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

 They hunted our steps so that we could not walk in our streets; our end drew near, our days were finished for our end had come. Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the sky; they chased us on the mountains, they waited in ambush for us in the wilderness. The breath of our nostrils, the Lord’s anointed, was captured in their pits of whom we had said, Under his shadow we shall live among nations.

Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom who dwells in the land of Uz; but the cup will come around to you as well, you will become drunk and make yourself naked. The punishment of your iniquity has been completed, O daughter of Zion; he will exile you no longer. But He will punish your iniquity, O daughter of Edom; He will expose your sins.”  Lamentations chapter 4. (NASB)

 

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