A REFUGE FOR THE HUMBLE

[SW538] 8/6/2022 message notes by

Pastor Susan J. Wynn

A Refuge For the Humble

Texts: Psalm 14:4-8, Psalm 16:1-2, Psalm 23, etc.

A Refuge for the humble! That was a Holy Spirit “speed bump,” as I was reading the Word last Sunday! I could not go further until the Lord showed me the truths He has directed me to show you today.

Who is a Refuge — a Shelter, a Protector — for the humble? The Lord! He is their Shelter, the One in whom they trust! The Lord has asked me to show you the hearts of the humble, through the words that the humble speak and by their deeds.

And I tell you the truth, He is not a refuge for the wicked in the world and not a refuge for those in the world-filled church who sin, for those in the world and those in the world-filled church do not know Him and do not obey Him!Those in the world-filled church have turned away from Him and follow the world. 

The Lord has asked me to show you the hearts of the wicked — both  in the world and the wicked in the church — through the words that the wicked speak and by their deeds.

First, this is the scripture that was a “speed bump” for me, last Sunday —

Psalm 14:6  You (who sin) would put to shame (that is, mock) the counsel (advice, wisdom) of the afflicted (humble), but the LORD is his refuge.

The wicked in the world and in the world-filled church mock the wisdom of the humble. But the humble do not fear them. They know that the Lord is their Refuge, and they call upon Him and He hears. As for the wicked, they will be judged by the Lord and cast into hell, unless they turn to Him.

The hearts of the humble

Psalm 16:1  Preserve (put a hedge around) me, O God, for I take refuge in You. 2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good besides You.”

The humble know that apart from the Lord, they cannot defeat the wicked. We know that the wicked are captives of Satan and have become His children (2Timothy 2:26, John 8:44). So we do not trust in our own strength, but take refuge in Him who immeasurably stronger than Satan and his children.

We cry out to the Lord, “Put a hedge around me, O God! Protect me, for You are my Refuge! I trust You and flee to You for protection!” We know we cannot protect ourselves, but we know He will protect us.

And we say to Him that we are not lords of ourselves. We do not rule and reign in ourselves. He rules and reigns in us! He is our Lord! We love and obey Him and Him only!

The humble know there was no good in us until we obeyed Jesus Christ’s commandments regarding the Spirit! It was then that our sin nature was crucified and our hearts were purified (Galatians 5:24, Acts 15:9)! Then He and the Father and the Spirit came in to us, to permanently and fully indwell us! So there was no good in us, but now there is good in usHis perfect goodness, to the full!

Listen to the humble song of David, with the Hebrew-to-English definitions —

Psalm 23:1  The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me to stretch out in pastures of green; He leads me beside waters of rest. 3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.

David and I say that the Lord is our Shepherd. We do not lead ourselves. We are His sheep! The Lord leads us! We know His voice, and follow Him. We do not follow the voice of strangers!

We are not in need of anything. We do not strive to become rich. We do not ask Him for anything, because our Father knows what we need before we ask (Matthew 6:8). He provides all that we need. 

And we are filled with His living water, so we rest from our own works, and He works His works in and through us (Hebrews 4:10)! His peace is in us, so we are at continual peace with Him. He has done it, for we know we have no power to do it! And we praise Him for it!

He restores our souls! He returns us to the spiritual place of Adam in the Garden, before he sinned. We have no power to do it! He has done it! He has crucified our sin nature that we inherited from Adam, so sin is no longer in us!

We do not guide ourselves in the paths of righteousness. He is our Shepherd who filled us with His righteousness when we obeyed His commandments regarding the Spirit!

He has done it for the sake of His reputation, for He has promised that He would do it, for anyone who will believe His promise to clean them up on the inside and then indwell them permanently and fully! He has done it —we have no power to do it!

And so He is our Refuge, for He has made our hearts humble —

Psalm 23:4   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they protect and guide me.

5  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

The wicked attack us! How? They accuse us of being heretics, they threaten to kill us or silence us! Why? Because we speak of what He has done in us, and warn and exhort the wicked to repent and obey Him, or face His judgment.

We do not fear evil, because He is within our clean hearts! His rod and staff protect and guide us! We are not “brave!” But He is in us, and He is always victorious! And He is greater than he who is in the world (1John 4:4)! 

We do not go our own way — we go His way. We feel Him guiding us, because He is in us. Evil cannot overcome Him, and He protects us from it.

He is preparing a wedding feast for us, but until that day, He sups with us and us with Him, here and now! Our enemies watch helplessly — they can do nothing against us, for God is for us (Romans 8:31)! 

He anoints our heads with the oil of the Holy Spirit! We are filled with His Spirit, so that He runs over, flowing out of our bellies like flood-stage rivers of living water (John 7:37-39)!

Psalm 23:6  Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

He is our Shepherd, and we do not lead ourselves. We follow Him! So His goodness and mercy will follow us — within us because He is in us — all the days of our lives. 

And we know that when our bodies fall away and we go to Him, we will dwell in His house forever! He has prepared a place for us, so that we are with Him there (John 14:2)!

If you hear these words and repent and obey His commandments regarding the Spirit, I will say this of you — 

Psalm 91:7 A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, 

but it shall not approach you. 8  You will only look on with your eyes 

and see the recompense of the wicked. 9 For you have made the LORD, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.

The recompense of the wicked — the wages of sin is eternal death in hell! 

But you have asked Him to fill you, as He commands, and now He dwells in you and you dwell in Him, continually! He has given you a humble heart, and He has become your Refuge!

Therefore, the Lord will say this of you —

Psalm 91:14  “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.”

Those who love Him obey Him (John 14:23). You have humbled your heart, as He commands, revealing that you love Him)! 

He says that because you love Him, He will deliver you. He will give you His full salvation — first from the power of sin, here on earth, and then from the presence of it, when He sets you securely on high — in heaven — with Him! 

You go to be with Him because you have known His name — you continually personally experience Him. Why? You have a humble heart and have therefore obeyed His commandments, so you are filled with Him!

The hearts of the wicked

Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt (decayed), they have committed abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.

The world is filled with fools, but so is the world-filled church! I would expect the world to behave as if there was no God to whom they would have to give an account in the day of judgment. 

But the world-filled church behaves the same way! They are wicked! They sin, expecting God to keep forgiving and forgiving endlessly, because they cannot help but sin. But He has commanded them to be filled so they no longer sin, and they have not obeyed His command.

They reject the Father’s promise, the inward baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11). They have said they do not need “that!” 

By their words and by their rejection of His command, they reveal that they are prideful — they can be good on their own. He is not their Shepherd. They do not follow Him. They do not know His voice. Therefore, He is not a Refuge for them!

In the eyes of the Lord, they are decayed. They commit abominations, things that are obscene. They stink in His nostrils, and are despised by Him. They are repulsive, revolting, nauseating!

Psalm 14:2 The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there are any who understand (have wisdom), who seek after God. 

He looks down on foolish, prideful churchgoers, church leaders, and the world that rejects Him. What does He see? 

There are none in the world-filled church or the world who have wisdom. Those in the church swallow the lies of those who are in the pulpits and on the internet and in ministry headquarters! Thus they become as corrupt as those who lie to them!

They do not seek after Him! He is not their Shepherd. They follow the voice of strangers — ones whom God does not know, and ones who do not know God

They follow the voice of savage wolves who teach another Jesus (2Corinthians 11:4) — one that sounds good to their ears because He requires nothing of them and winks at their wickedness!

Psalm 14:3 They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Because they have rejected Jesus Christ entirely or have turned away from Jesus Christ to follow another Jesus, they have become as corrupt as the world-filled salesmen who sell them lies.

So in the world-filled church, no one does good, not even one! They do no good because they are not filled with the Lord’s goodness!

Psalm 14:4  Do all the workers of wickedness not know, who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the LORD? 5There they (the wicked) are in great dread, for God is with the righteous generation.

Savage wolves devour foolish ones who claim to be Christ’s but do not know Him at all. These wolves do not call upon the Lord, for they do not even know Him!

Therefore, these wicked wolves and their prey should fear God greatly, for both the wolves and their prey will surely be judged by Him in the day of judgment!

Psalm 14:6 You would put to shame (mock) the counsel (wisdom) of the afflicted (humble), but the LORD is his refuge.

Be in dread, fear greatly, you who mock the wisdom of the humble! The Lord is the Refuge of the humble, but you will have no refuge from His judgment in the day of judgment!

Therefore, repent! Humble yourself, as Jesus did  —

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (be like-minded, think the same as He does, having His love in you): 8 And being found in fashion as a man (externally a man), He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (KJV)

Have the same mind as Jesus Christ! Humble yourself before the Lord! Become His servant, instead of one who wants things from Him but refuses to obey Him!

He was humbly obedient to the Father even to death on a cross!

It is time for you to humble yourself! It is time for you to take up your cross and follow Him, as He commands — 

Matthew 16:24   Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to will come after Me, he must deny himself (utterly reject himself), and take up his cross and follow Me.”

He died so you could live, so now it is time for you to die so He lives in you! It is time for you to utterly reject yourself and realize you have no good in yourself! 

It is time for you to go to your cross and offer yourself as a living sacrifice, for that is your spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1)! And that is what is holy and pleasing to God! 

The humble of heart speak this, like the humble-hearted Paul —

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Therefore, humble yourself —

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the presence (before the face of) of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

He will exalt you — He will fill you, and He will be your Refuge! If you refuse, He will judge you and sentence you to hell. Therefore, repent and obey Him!

Amen, Lord Jesus!

WHAT ARE YOU EATING?

[SW537] 7/3102022 message notes by

Pastor Susan J. Wynn

What Are You Eating?

Texts: Daniel 1:5-9, 2Corinthians 6:14-18

What are you eating? What do you take into the belly of your heart? Do you sup with Jesus Christ and He with you, or do you take in what the world offers? Beware, because many things called “Christian” are of the world! 

Do you not know that you become what you eat? The Lord says that in you who are sitting in today’s church, as they call themselves, are being fed the world instead of the Word! Bibles are open, scripture is read, but then it is twisted to suit your fancy. 

You read a devotional in the morning. But it is just one or two verses that you can fashion into whatever you want. Or you buy a so-called Christian book, and it tells you all the things Jesus Christ wants to do for you, but never mentions what He requires of you! 

You like what you hear and read! It tastes good! It goes down easy! But this is the world’s choice food, masquerading as Christianity!

The world will always offer you its choice food. And you will snap it up instantly, unless you know Jesus Christ intimately by being filled with Him and the Father and the Spirit.

You will swallow what the world offers, hook, line and sinker. And Satan will rub his hands with glee, for he has caught you in his snare and made you his captive (2Timothy 2:26)! But Daniel did not snap it up, and neither will you, if you are filled!

The king of Babylon ordered Daniel and his three friends to eat the king’s choice food and drink the king’s wine. The Lord has directed me to show you how Daniel responded. 

He has also asked me to show you what Paul said to the Corinthians who were eating and drinking the world. They were just like today’s church, as they call themselves.

I will read from the King James Version for the passages in Daniel, because in this instance, it more accurately translates them than my NAS Bible —

Daniel 1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat (choice, exquisite food) and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king. 

Daniel and his three friends were exiles in Babylon. They had been selected to be servants to King Nebuchadnezzar, so they were educated in the literature and language of Babylon. And they were ordered to eat the king’s choice food and drink the king’s wine. This was Daniel’s response —

Daniel 1:8   But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile (pollute) himself with the portion of the king’s meat (delicacies), nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince (captain) of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9 Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince (captain) of the eunuchs.  (KJV)

Daniel and his friends were made eunuchs when they became exiles. Such was the practice of pagan kings who intended to have chosen exiles serve them in their courts. So they were under the leadership of the captain of the eunuchs.

Daniel determined in his heart that he would not eat or drink what the king ate and drank, for if he did, it would pollute him — that is, it would make him unclean, in the Lord’s eyes. But what about the king’s order?  He asked the captain of the eunuchs to give him and his friends only vegetables to eat and water to drink. 

But the captain feared that if the king found out what he had done, he would be beheaded! So Daniel asked him to test them for 10 days. And at the end of that time, they were healthier than those who ate the king’s delicacies and drank his wine.

Then the Lord blessed Daniel and his three friends, in this way —

Daniel 1:17   As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 

The Lord blesses all who refuse to eat the world! How does He bless them? He gives them His knowledge and wisdom and understanding! 

Daniel and his three friends refused to pollute themselves, so the Lord gave them these things! So they excelled far beyond their peers. And He gave Daniel the ability to interpret visions and dreams. Why? 

In Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar had his first dream. He tested his magicians, conjurers and sorcerers, commanding them to tell him what his dream was, though he himself knew his dream. 

When Daniel was brought before the king, he told him what his dream was. And he also interpreted it, so the king would understand what it meant.

When the king heard Daniel’s words, he fell on his face before Daniel, confessed that Daniel had received great wisdom from his God, and made him great in his kingdom. In what ways did he make Daniel great?

He appointed Daniel to rule over the whole district of Babylon, and made him chief of the magi. The king also appointed Daniel’s three friends as administrators over the district of Babylon. 

So God’s plan for Daniel and his friends was fulfilled. They were His witnesses to everyone in Babylon, including the king!

Do you see it? What happens if you determine in your heart that you will not eat what the world and the world-filled churches want you to eat and you then obey His commandments regarding the Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5)? 

The Father, the Son, and the Spirit come in to fully and permanently indwell you (John 14:17, 23). Therefore, you are filled with God, and His wisdom, and His insight, and His knowledge.

You are filled with God, and His kingdom is established within you! Therefore, even pagan kings come to the brilliance of the rays of light which shoot forth from you (Isaiah 60:3)!

Do you see it? When you are filled to the full with God, His plan is fulfilled in you! You become His witness here (Acts 1:8), one through whom the world will know that the Father sent the Son (John 17:21)!

But most of those in the church at Corinth were not His witnesses. Why? They had chosen to eat the world! And this should shock you — it is the same in today’s church, as they call themselves!

Paul exhorted them and warned them, and I do the same to you, using Paul’s words from my NAS Bible —

2Corinthians 6:14   Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial (Satan), or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,  “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM;  AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.”

His temple! One in whom God fully and permanently dwells! Hallelujah!

Most of you are happy followers of the world-filled lying leaders of today’s so-called church. Foolish happy follower! Do you not know that you have bound yourself with the world? You fellowship with sin, darkness, and Satan, and agree with the idols of this world!

You rely on and trust in the things of the world, instead of the Lord. You are taught that He is not offended if you love the world and sin right along with it, as long as you love Him, too. But John says this —

1John 2:15   Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him

If you love the world and eat what it eats, the love of the Father is not in you because He and the Son and the Spirit are not in you! I pray you are shocked into responding to this truth by repenting and obeying His commandments regarding the Spirit!

O foolish one, if you eat the world, you are filled with the world instead of Him! You sin with the world! And you sin against Him by disobeying His commandments regarding the Spirit! 

He does not dwell where sin is.  Therefore, you are not His temple! He does not dwell in you. He is not your God! You do not belong to Him!

So Paul and I warn and exhort you, and tell you what the Lord will do if you obey Him —

2Corinthians 6:17 “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; 

and I will welcome you. 18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” says the Lord Almighty.

Come out of the world! Separate yourself from the world! Jesus Christ will make it so, if you turn away from the world and to Him, and then immediately obey His commandments regarding the Spirit!

Then He will welcome you, and come into you! He will be your Father, and you will be His child! 

And when you stand before Him in the day of judgment, you will hear Jesus Christ say, “Well done, good and faithful servant . . . come and join in the joy of your Master!” 

Personal testimony

I committed my heart to chase after Jesus Christ, to know Him intimately. And He rewarded me by making me a “Daniel,” one who refuses to eat the world. He elevated me by filling me with Himself and the Father and the Spirit. Then He made me one who would speak His words and be His witness here!

Has the world dangled its delicacies before me? Yes! I will show you.

Do Not Give Your Testimony

I was at a women’s retreat shortly after the Lord healed me of the incurable disease called secondary progressive MS, and then filled me. It was obvious that I had been healed and filled — I was no longer physically disabled, and I was full of His light and life! 

So one of the retreat leaders asked me to tell her my testimony. When she heard it, she said I must give it at the retreat. 

I shared a room there with my friend who also had MS. We had bonded at an MS support group. But though she was in our pastor’s vision in which she and I were healed, she was not healed because she believed she had been sick too long

So she rebuked me, saying I should not share my testimony of how Jesus Christ healed me and filled me! She told me I should not share it because she was sure that everyone would look at her and say, “What’s wrong with you, Debbie? Why are you still sick?”

I was surprised, excused myself and went back to my hotel room. I sat before the Lord, and told Him what she had said. I asked, “Should I speak?” And He asked, “Will your testimony glorify Me?” Then I cried, “Oh, yes, Lord!” And He and I rejoiced together!

So I did not defile my heart by eating her words. I obeyed Him! And many, many of the women were blessed, indeed! We had a glorious time, rejoicing in Him!

Join Hands With Godless Church Leaders

Jeff and I were at a pastors’ association meeting, attending for the first time. It was worldly in every way, but at the end of the meeting it became even worse!

To close the meeting, a Unitarian Universalist pastor led us all in a closing prayer, if you want to call it that. He began with this — “Oh, god, whatever god you are for each of us . . . “ At that point, I no longer bowed my head. In no way did I want to indicate that I would pray in agreement with him!

When he was done with his godless prayer, I told all of them that I could not pray with them and could not be part of them, because they did not believe in Jesus Christ. How could they, and yet pray to “whoever, whoever” with a godless man? Several of the other pastors were convicted, and joined Jeff and me, and we left that pastors’ association and formed our own.

Pastor a Rich Church

A retired minister called me and said there was a rich church that would love to have someone like me as their pastor. It was a UCC church. I went to their website to find out more about them. 

At the very top of the main page of the website was a photograph of a UCC pastor performing a marriage ceremony for two men. So I called the pastor back the next day and said, “I cannot in good conscience take that position.”

How could I condone sin by performing such a marriage? How could I not warn those two men that no homosexual will enter the kingdom of God (2Corinthians 6:9-10)?

A Daniel Challenge To You

Do you hear Jesus Christ’s voice through this message? Then, sinning Christian, repent! Turn to Him! Ask Him to crucify your sin nature, purify your heart (Galatians 5:24, Acts 15:9, 2Peter 1:4), and fully and permanently indwell you, along with the Father and the Spirit! 

He says if you do it, He will come in

Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”

 If you hear Him and obey His commandments regarding the Spirit, He will permanently indwell you, along with the Father and the Spirit! Then you will have holy intimacy with God!

You who love the words of false teachers, preachers, apostles, prophets and evangelists, I tell you that He is not in you and you are not in Him! He is outside!

A door stands in the way — your love for the world and the things of the world. You have eaten its delicacies. But if you hear His voice and turn to Him and open to Him, He will come in

I exhort and warn you to turn today! Take Him in! Otherwise, He will judge you in the day of judgment and you will be thrown into hell.  

Amen, Lord Jesus! 

THE SEPARATION AND THE CURE

[SW536] 7/23/2022 message notes by

Pastor Susan J. Wynn

The Separation and the Cure

Texts: Isaiah 59, Isaiah 60:1-3, etc.

I tell you the truth, sin separates you from God. What sin? All sin! All the sin that you choose to do! And as a descendant of Adam, you were born with a sin nature. But is your condition hopeless? Are you doomed to be judged by God?

Not if you ask Him for the cure for your sin that separates you from Him! That should be good news to your ears, unless you are like many in the pews in today’s church, as it calls itself. They love their sin, and are not about to give it up!

Oh, I tell you, He will cure the sin which separates you from Him, if you will agree that you cannot stop sinning and ask Him to crucify your sin nature, purify your heart, and fill you with Himself and the Father and the Spirit (Galatians 5:24, 2Peter 1:4, Acts 15:9, John 14:17 & 23)! 

How do I know that He will cure you? I was like you! But now I am cured of my sin, because sin is no longer in me! Hallelujah!

I will show you these truths from the Old Testament (OT) which was the only Bible the early church had! The New Testament had not yet been written by the first apostles. Yet the early church seemed to do very well by the OT! Why? God does not change. He still hates sin, just as in the OT, and the OT speaks of His marvelous cure that was to come!

Separation from God

Isaiah 59:1  Behold (pay attention), the LORD’S hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear. 

The Lord is not deaf, sinning ones! He hears you praying. But He knows your heart. If there is sin in it, He will not respond.

He has not lost the ability to stretch out His hand to save you out of the trouble you have gotten yourself into, because of your sin. But He will not answer and will not act on your behalf. Why?

You have chosen to sin, and thus you have separated yourself from Him. I know! I chose to reject Him. I chose to create my own Jesus out of my own imagination and worship it instead of Him! I chose to abandon Him, so thanks be to God, He abandoned me and humbled me greatly! Stay tuned for what He did next!

Isaiah 59:2  But your iniquities (immorality, twistedness) have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face (presence) from you so that He does not hear. 3 For your hands (actions)aredefiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spokenfalsehood, your tongue mutters wickedness. 4  No one calls for righteousness and no one judges with truth (Greek-to-English). Theytrust in confusion and speak lies; they conceive mischief (wickedness) and bring forth iniquity. 5 They hatch adders’ eggs (i.e., poison) and weave the spider’s web; he who eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.

Your immorality, your twistedness has made a separation between you and your God, just as it did with me. Your sins — just like mine — have caused His presence to be hidden from you. 

Why will He not save you? Why will His hand not reach out? The same reason He did not save me, until I saw the real Jesus Christ and humbled myself and ran toward Him — it was then that He lifted me up! Hallelujah!

Just as it was with me, every inch of you is defiled with sin — your hands and fingers (your deeds), your lips, your tongue! Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:24, NIV). 

You do not call for righteousness at all because you are not right with God. And because every inch of you is defiled with sin, you do not have His truth in you, so you do not judge according to His truth. Instead, you judge Him who is the Truth, telling Him you do not need what He says you must have!

You do not trust in the Lord! Instead, you trust in confusion and speak lies. I spoke many lies about Jesus Christ, for I was blind and foolish and created my own Jesus who was not Jesus at all! 

You give birth to what is in you. Because you are wicked on the inside, you give birth to immorality and twistedness. If anyone eats (that is, spiritually takes into themselves) what you have birthed, they die — your lies are deadly to them, spiritually speaking! And when what you have birthed is crushed, Satan — the serpent of old — comes out!

Isaiah 59:6  Their webs will not become clothing, nor will they cover themselves with their works; their works are works of iniquity, and an act of violence is in their hands. 7Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, devastation and destruction are in their highways.8  They do not know the way of peace, and there is no justice in their tracks; they have made their paths crooked, whoever treads on them does not know peace.

The webs of lies that you have woven will not cover you when you stand before the Lord in the day of judgment. You cannot hide the contents of your heart from Him. Nothing is hidden from the eyes of Him to whom you will have to give an account, in the day of judgment (Hebrews 4:13). 

Every inch of you — your hands, your feet, your thoughts — is evil, that is, not of God. Though you say you love Jesus, you do not know Him and love Him. If you loved Him, you would obey Him (John 14:23)! 

So you are not at peace with Him, because you rebel against Him, like I did. 

You go your own way, you make your own paths, but they are crooked because your heart is crooked. And whoever follows after you cannot know Him and has no peace with Him. 

Beware of the crooked paths that most lying apostles, prophets evangelists, pastors and teachers will lead you onto!

Your condition because you are separated from God

Isaiah 59:9   Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not overtake us; we hope for light, but behold, darkness, for brightness, but we walk in gloom. 10 We grope along the wall like blind men, we grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at midday as in the twilight, among those who are vigorouswe are like dead men. 11 All of us growl like bears, and moan sadly like doves; we hope for justice, but there is none, for salvation, but it is far from us.

Amazingly, even though you do not do justice and righteousness, you expect it from God! You think he should deliver you, and you moan sadly because He does not respond to you. But God says, “I will not answer unless you turn and obey Me!”

Therefore, what is far from you? What does not overtake you and help you? Justice and righteousness! Therefore, you are in darkness and gloom. 

You grope, feeling your way along the wall of separation you have made between yourself and your God. You are as blind as those who have no eyes. No amount of natural light can make you see the truth. Man’s wisdom cannot give you light.

Just as I once was, you are like dead men. So I exhort you to wake up, as I did, and stand up from among the dead ones, and Christ will fill you with His light (Ephesians 5:14)!

Only He can open your eyes. Only He can fill you with His light, so you no longer have any darkness in you. Only He can fill you with His justice and His righteousness, when you are filled with Him and the Father and the Spirit! 

But you have not obeyed His commandments regarding the Spirit. Do you not know? If you do not obey Him, you do not love Him (John 14:24)!

Why you are blind and dead

Isaiah 59:12  For (because) our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities:

This is shocking! Your transgressions are piled up in a heap, before the Lord. You know that you are sinning! You know that He sees what you are doing! And you know that your sins testify against you. Foolish one, what will you do when you stand before Him in the day of judgment?

Isaiah 59:13 . . .  transgressing and denying the LORD, and turning away from our God, speaking oppression (fraud) and revolt, conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words.

Transgressing! Denying! Turning away! Speaking fraud and revolt, because you repeat what you have been taught by the liars — Satan’s children — who lead you. 

By their words, they encourage you to revolt against the Lord! You are fine as you are! No worries! God understands that you cannot help but sin! 

And when you sin, these liars say, “Just keep repenting.” You love to hear such words, because you love your sin. 

But to repent is to turn to God. If you keep sinning, you have not turned to Him! When you have turned to Him, you will no longer sin, for He will remove it completely from your heart!

Do you not see? The ones that you are listening to are frauds! When you repeat what they say, you are a fraud! 

They and you conceive lying words, in your hearts. What is conceived and birthed from them is conceived and birthed from you — lies!

You sin and then deny the Lord by refusing to say, “I am sinning, Lord! Clean up my heart, and indwell me permanently and fully, so I no longer disobey You! Fill me, Lord!” 

To add insult to injury, you judge Jesus Christ by declaring that you do not need to obey His commandments regarding the Spirit! Thus you judge God!

He tells you why you do not receive what you think you deserve

Isaiah 59:14  Justice is turned back (away), and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled (fallen) in the street, and uprightness cannot enter.

His truth does not stand in the street of your heart, for there is no truth in you. What is in you? The lies you love and have taken into yourself and which you give birth to. There is no righteousness in you for the Lord’s righteousness is not in you! Therefore, the Lord’s righteousness stands far away from you.

Such is your condition — just as it once was with me — because you have rejected His cure for your sin that separates you from Him! But as for me, when I saw the cure, I chased after Him until He cured me!

The Lord Sees Your Sin

Isaiah 59:15 Yes, truth is lacking; and he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey. Now the LORD saw, and it was displeasing (grievous, dreadful) in His sight that there was no justice (righteousness).

You have no truth in you, for you have eaten the lies of liars. Now your heart is full of their lies!

And if anyone turns away from evil and turns back to the Lord, you are like a lion that has found a prey. You pursue them and intend to devour them. But the Lord protects those who are His! 

Remember that nothing is hidden from His eyes. And what He sees in you is dreadful — shocking, appalling! It repulses Him. He turns away at the sight of it. You have caused yourself to be separated from Him because of your sin. So He will judge you, unless you repent.

His Cure For You

Isaiah 59:16  And He saw that there was no man, and was astonished that there was no one to intercede (come between, to make peace); then (therefore) His own arm (His Son, Isaiah 53:1) brought salvation to Him, and His righteousness upheld Him (His reputation) . . . 20 A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” declares the LORD.

You have separated yourself from God because of your sin. And no human can make peace between you and your God. Your situation would be hopeless — the jaws of hell would be wide open to receive you —  but God is merciful.

Therefore, He sent His own arm, which brought salvation to those who turn back to Him —  

Isaiah 53:1  Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 

If you believe the whole message that His Spirit-filled bond-servants speak, the arm of the Lord — Jesus Christ — will be revealed to you. What is the whole message? Be saved from God’s wrath and reconciled to Him by believing into Jesus Christ. That is Part 1 of your salvation, for you will still sin.

Then there is Part 2 — Obey Jesus Christ and be filled with the Spirit, as He commands, He will completely deliver you from the power of sin, for He will crucify your sin nature and purify your heart so there is no longer sin in your heart. That is the cure!

Who will be delivered from the jaws of hell? Those who believe the message I bring on the beautiful feet He has given me, and turn from their sin, as I did!

If you refuse, if you say you do not need what He says you must have, you will not be delivered from the jaws of hell by the one and only Redeemer!

The Glorious Result

Again —

Isaiah 29:20  “A Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” declares the LORD.

Here is His promise to those who turn from transgression —

Isaiah 59:21   “As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit which is upon (within) you, and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart (cease) from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from now and forever.”

This is His promise to you, if you turn away from your sin and obey His commandments regarding the Spirit —

— He will be within you! He will crucify your sin nature and purify your heart, and the Father, the Son and the Spirit will fully and permanently indwell you (John 14:17, 23)! You will no longer be separated from Him, for He has cured your sin-sick heart!

— He will put His words in your mouth and you will speak them. He will give you a mouth and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute (Luke 21:15). You will not be able to stop speaking of what you have seen and heard (Acts 4:20)! 

— His words that he has put in your mouth will be within in you and be spoken by you and all of the generations of your spiritual offspring, now and forever!

Again I say, wake up! Stand up from among the dead ones, and Christ will shine within you! Arise, and He will shine from within you! It is just as the Lord said, through Isaiah —

Isaiah 60:1  (The Lord says) “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon  (within) you. 2 For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; but the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon (within) you. 3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness (brilliance) of your rising (beams of His light that shoot forth from you).”

It is a command — Arise! Shine! You who turn and obey Him will arise from your deadness, and His light will come into you! His glory — His presence, will fully and permanently indwell you!

You will shine in a world covered with darkness. You will shine as you walk among people whose hearts are filled with deep darkness.

They will see His light in you, and they will sense His presence in you! It happens to Jeff and me all the time! 

What will be the result? Both Gentiles and Jews will come to your light, because His light shines from within you! And kings will come to the brilliance of the beams of His light that shoot forth from you

Exhortation 

He has laid out why you are separated from Him — you have caused it, by your sin. He has shown you what you must do. He has shown you the truth. Now, you must act upon His truth.

Turn back to Him, obey His commandments regarding the Spirit, and he will cure you of your sin-sick heart! If you do not, the jaws of hell eagerly await you.

Amen, Lord Jesus!

DEMONIC TIMES

[SW535] 7/16/2022 message notes by

Pastor Susan J. Wynn

Demonic Times

Texts: 2Timothy 3:1-5 & 4:1-3, etc.

The Lord directed me to speak about the demonic times that we are in, using the letters of Paul and a few other references. Demonic times? Yes, the meaning of “difficult” in 2Timothy 3:1 of my NAS Bible is “fierce.” It is the same Greek word, chalepos, used of the demon-possessed men in Matthew 8:28!

To begin, I will step down through 2Timothy 3:1-5, which describes the demonic behavior of these last days before the Lord comes to judge the earth. 

Shockingly, this is demonic behavior by members of today’s church, as they call themselves. I will show it to you.

2Timothy 3:1   But realize this, that in the last days difficult (fierce) times will come. 2 For men (human beings) will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

— Lovers of self, not lovers of the Lord

— Lovers of money, not lovers of the Lord

— Boastful, boasting in themselves instead of the Lord

— Arrogant, believing they are wiser than the Lord

— Revilers who blaspheme the Lord by their actions

— Disobedient to parents when they were children, unwilling to heed their wisdom

— Ungrateful, never giving thanks to the Lord whatsoever

— Unholy, impure of heart

—  Unloving, having no natural affection toward anyone

— Irreconcilable, truce-breakers who agree to peace but then declare war

— Malicious gossips, who falsely accuse those they see as a threat to their power

— Without self-control, their emotions and actions running wild

— Brutal, fierce, demonic in behavior

— Haters of good and those whom the Lord has made holy

— Treacherous, betrayers, back-stabbers

— Reckless

— Conceited, thinking highly of themselves

— Lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God

Now, Verse 5 —

2Timothy 3:5  holding to (having) a form (outward appearance) of godliness holiness, religiousness), although they have denied its power; avoid such men as these (from such, turn away).

“Having the outward appearance of godliness (holiness),” but not inwardly holy! This is the so-called church that teaches that you can sin and God understands you cannot help it, and/or teaches that you can sin because God is blind to your sin, as long as you have said you believe in Jesus!

Such ones outwardly appear to honor the Lord, but they are deceivers! Some even dress in specific ways to show others that they are holy, as they call it. They attend church every Sunday. But they are just going through the motions of holiness, because they deny (disavow, refuse) its power

What power? The power to cleanse a human heart of sin (Acts 15:9, 2Peter 1:4), and crucify the sin nature (Galatians 5:24, 2Peter 1:4), so that you are holy on the inside

What should you do, if you are in a so-called church that fits the description of Verses 1-5? From such, turn away!

Do you see it? In all of these first five verses, Paul is describing the so-called church in the last days! They are demonic!

How can that be? Satan can easily possess a person who appears outwardly religious but denies and refuses and rejects God’s power to purify them! If their hearts remain impure and their sin nature is alive and well, Satan can move in and make himself at home!

Do you see it? After Verses 1-4, which many think describes the world and not the church, Paul continues without pause. There is no period at the end of Verse 4. He does not begin Verse 5 by writing, “I will now describe the church, in the last days!” 

There is no pause! All of it is a description of the behavior of those who call themselves Christians but are demonic!

I checked the Interlinear Bible, which uses the direct Greek-to-English translation. There was no break in Paul’s description of the demonic in the last days.

Demons in the church! Jeff and I have seen demons manifest in the faces of a particular church board’s members, at a meeting — faces distorted and twisted, bronze foreheads. Other Spirit-filled believers also saw what we saw, in the faces of the same board members at another meeting! And their behavior was just as Paul describes in 2Timothy 3:1-5!

Why did the Lord ask me to show this to you? So that you who are spiritually blind would be shocked into turning back to the Lord, and then crying out to Him to forgive you, and then obeying His commandments regarding the Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5). 

Those who Paul describes in Verses 1-5 strut about and exalt sin (Psalm 12:8)! They boast to their fellow sinners in the pews, the board rooms, and in ministry headquarters that they are at peace with God. But there is no peace for the wicked (Isaiah 48:22)!  

What do they reveal by their wicked behavior? That they are controlled by Satan, and therefore demonic!

If Paul’s description of them sounds vaguely familiar to you, listen to his warning to those who are in the church at Galatia — 

Galatians 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions (division), factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

If your sin nature is not crucified and your heart is not purified, you will not do as the Lord commands. Satan will take you captive and you will do what he commands! So whose child are you? Satan’s!

Do not be deceived! Children inherit what their father has. You will inherit Satan’s kingdom — hell!

Do not be deceived! You are no longer a child of God if you are demonic, controlled and owned by Satan! So you will not inherit the kingdom of God! You will not go to heaven!

Do not be deceived! If your sin nature is still alive and well and your heart is impure, Satan will come into your empty house and take ownership of you. Then you will be demonic, for he will control you completely! 

How foolish you are to disobey the Lord’s commandments regarding the Spirit, by which your sin nature would be crucified and your heart would be purified! And know this — your refusal to obey Him means you do not love Him, says the Father (John 14:24)!

I warn you just as Paul warned the sinning believers at Corinth —

1Corinthians 6:9   Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators (sex outside of marriage), nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (cross-dressers, drag queens), nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous (I want what they have and I will take it from them), nor drunkards, nor revilers (those who abuse with words), nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Sinners in the so-called church lie just like their father, Satan. And just like Satan, they create confusion and cause division and hatred. Just like Satan, they are angry, and they rage against those who call them out for their sin. It should never be!

Again, why have those in the so-called church — from the pews to the board rooms to the ministry headquarters —  become demonic? Because they have refused to obey Jesus Christ’s commandments regarding the Spirit (Luke 24:49)! 

Only then is your heart purified, only then is your sin nature crucified, only then do the Father, the Son and the Spirit fully and permanently indwell you (John 14:17, 23). It is impossible for Satan to possess such a one!

I pray that you turn back to Jesus Christ, and pray honestly and humbly to Him, so you would know the truth by being filled with God! This is how and why I teach  you —

2Timothy 2:25 with gentleness (humility, knowing that before He made me His bond-servant, I was ungodly), correcting (disciplining) those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance (soften their hearts so they turn to Him) leading to the knowledge of the truth (by personally experiencing it), 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.

I teach you the truth so you come to your senses and escape from the trap of the devil! I teach you the truth so you would turn back to the Lord! I teach you the truth so you would obey His commandments regarding the Spirit! 

Do you not see it? You have been captured by Satan! You are a prisoner of Satan!

Some prisoners of Satan will say that they can continue to sin against the Lord, because His grace will cover their sins. But they lie like their captor and father, Satan (John 8:44). What they teach is not according to the Word of God!

Paul speaks the truth about grace and sin —

Romans 6:1   What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? 2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?

Dead to sin! Your sin nature crucified, your heart purified! That should be the condition of every Christian! But most are captives of Satan!

You have listened to apostles and prophets and evangelists and pastors and teachers who are Satan’s children! They are savage wolves who have come in among you, and even risen up from among you (Acts 20:29-31)!

They are deceivers —

2Corinthians 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Demonic times! Savage wolves who speak lies like their father, Satan! Demonic times! Most leaders in the so-called church are not Christ’s! They disguise themselves as Christ’s, to deceive you into thinking they are His. But they are demonic liars who do what Satan tells them to do! They do not even know the Lord!

In these demonic times, Paul’s charge (command) to me and all of His Spirit-filled bond-servants is this —

2Timothy 4:1   I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove (tell a fault), rebuke, exhort (implore, beseech), with great patience and instruction. 

Take heed! Act upon what you have heard! Judgment is coming! Christ Jesus will judge the living and the dead! 

Therefore, I continue to preach the Word of God! It makes no difference when or where, it makes no difference if you like my words or are repulsed by them! I am always ready to speak the truth to you!

I continue to tell your fault to you! I continue to rebuke you! I continue to implore you and beseech you!  I continue to teach you, rather than giving up on you and turning away from you! 

I will not give up on you unless the Lord tells me that you are like the rich young man who went away sad because He told him that he must give up his riches (see Matthew 19:21-22). Remember that Jesus did not chase after him!

The time Paul next describes is now —

2Timothy 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths (fiction, lies).

Paul stood in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, just as I do, for like Paul, the Lord has made my heart pure! And Paul prophesied that what I see today would come! 

I speak to you who are in today’s so-called church! You will not endure sound teaching of the Word of God! You would rather hear ear-pleasing words from Satan’s children! 

You have a large collection of Satan’s savage wolves who tell you what you want to hear. You turn away from the truth, and believe the lies that such ones have spoken in obedience to their father, Satan!

Hear the words of Jesus Christ, your Judge  —

John 5:25  “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead (spiritually dead) will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear (heed, obey) will live. 26 For just as the Father has (eternal) life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have (eternal) life in Himself; 27 and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.” 

You have heard the voice of the Son of God, through me. He has spoken to you who have a reputation for being alive, but are spiritually dead (Revelation 3:1)! 

Both Jesus Christ and the Father are eternal and therefore have the power to grant eternal life to you. If you obey Jesus Christ, you will have eternal life. He will grant it to you. But if you do not obey, know that He will judge you, sentence you to hell, and command his angels to throw you into it! 

Therefore, while it is still today, repent! This is a limited-time offer from the Lord (Isaiah 55:6-7)! 

Amen, Lord Jesus!

A DAY OF RECKONING

[SW534] 7/9/2022 message notes by

Pastor Susan J. Wynn

A Day of Reckoning

Texts: Isaiah 2:5-22, etc.

The Lord has directed me to speak this message to those who sit in the pews and those who listen on the internet to the lies of so-called apostles, so-called prophets, so-called evangelists, so-called preachers, and so-called teachers who do not know the Lord at all — that is, today’s church, as they call themselves.

Why should you fear the day of reckoning — the Day of the Lord? 

Because you are filled, but not with the Father, the Son and the Spirit! Isaiah speaks —

Isaiah 2:5   Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Come, member of the so-called church! Let us walk in the light of the Lord. Walk with me, and I will show you His truth!

If I have to ask you join me so you walk in His light, then you are not walking in His light. Therefore, you stumble — you sin! 

Jesus Christ says —

Matthew 6:22   “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”

You are blinded by the darkness that is in you. Therefore, Jesus Christ says this of the ones whose words please your ears —

Matthew 15:14 “Let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

What pit will you fall into? Hell!

What has the Lord done to you who are not walking in His light?

Isaiah 2:6   For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, 

Because they are filled with influences from the east, 

And they are soothsayers like the Philistines, 

And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners.

He abandons you, because you are not filled with Him, but with all the things He is about to describe!

You are filled with the idolatry of those from the East. Like them, you have fashioned your own Jesus from your own imagination, just as I once did. 

Your so-called prophets do not know Him, so when they prophesy, they are like fortune-tellers. Yet you trust in the Jesus you have created for yourself!

You trust in all of these things, expecting them to save you and prosper you, instead of seeking and then obeying Jesus Christ’s commandments regarding the Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5)!

You join hands with the world, in order to be popular with them. You make your so-called church world-friendly. But through the Apostle John, He says —

1John 2:15   Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Jesus Christ says you are also filled with these things, instead of Him —

Isaiah 2:7  Their land has also been filled with silver and gold 

And there is no end to their treasures; 

Their land has also been filled with horses 

And there is no end to their chariots.

8  Their land has also been filled with idols

They worship the work of their hands, 

That which their fingers have made.

You live in a land filled with silver and gold, and you love it. If you are poor, you seek to be rich. You are lovers of money. You trust in riches. But all that you have will rust. All that you have will be eaten by moths (Matthew 6:19).

You are just like the so-called church at Laodicea, says Jesus Christ —

Revelation 3:17 “Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, ‘and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked . . .”

Therefore, He advises you to repent and bow low and ask Him to forgive you for not obeying His commandments regarding the Spirit (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5). Then He will fill you with Himself and the Father and the Spirit. Then you will store up for yourselves treasures in heaven!

You trust in horses and chariots — natural strength and machines of war — to defend you, while you sin against the Lord. But He will use your enemies to bring you low!

You love the work of your hands — what you create out of your own imagination. You have made idols that you have set up in your hearts, even another Jesus who is not Jesus at all (2Corinthians 11:4)! You trust in these things instead of obeying the Lord.

So He will abandon you, as I have said, and He will do this —

Isaiah 2:9  So the common man has been humbled 

And the manof importance has been abased (humbled), 

But do not forgive them.

In the day of the Lord, the day of judgment, He will humble you! He will humble you! It will happen quickly, for when He says something twice, it will happen quickly! 

But you will not be forgiven! Why? You did not repent when you heard His words spoken through His Spirit-filled bond-servants. Instead, you have blasphemed the Lord (Revelation 16:8-11)! How?

When He humbles you, you have accused Him and judged Him! You have asked, “Why are You doing this to me, God?” You have it upside down! 

You do not ask, “What have I done to You, God?” But you have abandoned Him and chased after the world. So He has abandoned you. It is His righteous judgment. If you had not abandoned Him, He would not have abandoned you.

And you have not said, “I have blasphemed Your name, O Lord, for this has happened to me because of my sin! Please forgive me!” 

And you have not said, “Lord Jesus, crucify my sin nature (Galatians 5:24), and purify my heart (Acts 15:9), and permanently fill me with You and the Father and the Spirit, so I am filled with You instead of these things!”

To all of you in the so-called church who are filled with influences from the east, and trust in silver and gold, horses, and idols, He says —

Isaiah 2:10   Enter the rock and hide in the dust 

From the terror (glory) of the LORD and from the splendor of His majesty.

You will try to hide in a cave. You will try to hide by digging a hole in the ground. But you cannot hide from the glory of the Lord and the splendor of His majesty! You cannot hide from His glorious power and splendor! He is the Majestic One whom you have abandoned! And He is about to judge you!

Isaiah 2:11  The proud look of man will be abased (humbled)

(literally, “the eyes of man’s haughtiness will be humbled”)

And the loftiness (pride) of man will be humbled, 

And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.

You have been prideful. You have thought you are wiser than God. You have exalted yourself — “Look at me! Look at all the good deeds I am doing!” Yet you have done nothing for Him, but only do your good deeds for man’s praise!

So you will be humbled! You will be humbled! It will happen suddenly and quickly! 

Then He alone will be exalted by those who love Him and have obeyed His commandments regarding the Spirit! They will be among the great multitude in heaven who shout the fourfold Hallelujah (Revelation 19:1-6)!

Isaiah 2:12    For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning 

(literally, “For the Day of the Lord will be”)

Against everyone who is proud and lofty 

And against everyone who is lifted up, 

That he may be abased (literally, “and he shall be humiliated”).

The day of the Lord, the day of His judgment, is coming!  It will be a day of reckoning — a day when He will judge you for what you have done to Him!

Why will His judgment be against you? Because you are full of pride and think highly of yourself and your accomplishments. You think you are in need of nothing. Therefore, you have rejected His commandments regarding the Spirit, and you continue to sin against Him!

His judgment will be against you, though you are admired by those who are like you. And you will be humiliated — He will shame you! His judgment will also be against all that you have trusted in —

Isaiah 2:13   And it will be Against all the cedars of Lebanon 

that are lofty and lifted up, against all the oaks of Bashan,

14  Against all the lofty mountains, 

Against all the hills that are lifted up,

15  Against every high tower, 

Against every fortified wall,

16  Against all the ships of Tarshish 

And against all the beautiful craft.

Cedars and oaks that are lofty and lifted up, so what is built from them is large and strong! Mountains and hills that are high and therefore hard for your enemies to attack! Fortifications that are high, so enemies cannot besiege you! Huge ships and all that you have created with your hands in order to defend yourself! 

You depend on these things to protect you from your enemies. But you have made the Lord your Enemy, for you have abandoned Him!

Again He says —

Isaiah 2:17  The pride of man will be humbled 

And the loftiness of men will be abased (humbled); 

And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day,

18  But the idols will completely vanish.

You will be humbled! You will be humbled! It will happen suddenly and quickly! And He alone will be exalted in that day! And all that you have trusted in, which is idolatry, will suddenly and quickly vanish! 

Isaiah 2:19  Men (And they) will go into caves of the rocks 

And into holes of the ground 

Before the terror of the LORD 

And the splendor of His majesty, 

When He arises to make the earth tremble.

He is about to arise and make the earth tremble! The birth pangs that had begun have increased in frequency and intensity! The level of hatred has increased exponentially! We are nearing the end time which Jesus Christ prophesied about in Matthew 24:6-14!

Isaiah 2:20  In that day men (they) will cast away to the moles and the bats 

Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, 

Which they made for themselves to worship,

21  In order to go into the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs 

Before the terror (glory) of the LORD 

and the splendor of His majesty

When He arises to make the earth tremble.

When He arises from His throne to judge you and destroy the earth, on the Day of the Lord! He says it twice! It will happen suddenly and quickly!

Then you will cast away to the moles and the bats all that you have made for yourselves to worship. They cannot help you, for they are nothingness and emptiness!

You will cast away all that you have trusted in and relied upon and worshiped, instead of trusting in and relying upon and obeying and worshiping Him! But it will be too late, for you refused the opportunity to repent, and that offer has expired!

The Lord commands you — 

Isaiah 2:22  Stop regarding (Forsake) man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; 

For why should he be esteemed (that is, valued)? 

O foolish so-called Christian! Forsake man! He did not live until the Lord breathed life into his nostrils. Why should you value the creature, instead of the Creator? 

He is coming soon, to judge all who disobey Him! Therefore, as Peter says (I am using the KJV, combined with the Greek-to-English)  —

2Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

2Peter 3:11   Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be (are you required to be) in all holy conversation (holy behavior) and godliness (holiness), 12 Looking for and hasting unto (eagerly awaiting) the coming of the day of the Lord, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 

— Holy on the inside! Filled with His holiness! Are you? He requires it!

— Eagerly awaiting His coming! Are you, or do you fear it?

2Peter 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to His promise (Acts 1:4-5), look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent (respond now) that ye may be found of him in peace (at peace with Him), without spot (pure), and blameless (sinless).

The day of the Lord, the day when He judges you, will suddenly and quickly and unexpectedly come. Here is what He requires you to be —

— Righteous, for His righteousness has filled you! Are you?

— At peace with Him, having obeyed Him. Are you?

— Pure and sinless! Are you? 

I exhort you and warn you! Respond now, so you are found at peace with Him, pure and sinless in that day!

If He does not find you to be these things, He will judge you and sentence you to hell, for you have disobeyed Jesus Christ’s commandments by which He would have made you all of these things! Why will He judge and sentence you? You have disobeyed Him, thereby revealing that you do not love Him (John 14:24)!

Amen, Lord Jesus!