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“My People Have Committed Two Evils”

By Watchman | March 1, 2010

“But My people have changed their Glory for what does not profit.  Be astonished, O heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid; be very desolate,” says the Lord.  “For My people have committed two evils:  they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns–broken cisterns that can hold no water.”  (Jeremiah 2:11-13)

“If you will return, O Israel,” says the Lord, “return to Me; and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, then you shall not be moved.  And you shall swear, ‘The Lord lives,’ in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him they shall glory.”  (Jer. 4:1-2)

O Lord, are not Your eyes on the truth?  You have stricken them, but they have not grieved; You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction.  They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to return.           ( Jeremiah 5:3)

“Do you not fear Me?” says the Lord.  “Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it?  And though its waves toss to and fro, yet they cannot prevail; though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it.  But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed.  They do not say in their heart, ‘Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season.  He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.’  Your iniquities have turned these things away, and your sins have withheld good from you.”  (Jer. 5:22-25)

     Jesus Christ is the same; yesterday, today and forever.  What has been is what is and what shall be.  As I have said before, many times, the words of God in the Old Testament still stand today, and the words of warning given to Jeremiah the prophet for the Israelites when they turned against the God Who had set them free are given to us today as well.  Like Israel, America is a nation that has been specially blessed by the Father to be a light to the world.  We were created to be a nation that would lighten the spiritual darkness that pervaded so much of the earth and, despite some inevitable weaknesses and evils, in the early part of our history, we did just that.  Like ancient Israel, however, we have turned away from the One Who gives us our very being, and our sins are now withholding good from us.  We have committed the same two evils:  we have forsaken Him who is the fountain of living waters and tried to replace Him with broken cisterns that cannot quench our thirst. 

     We have endeavoured to replace Him with a form of pseudo-science that has a partial basis in His laws of the universe and a partial basis in our belief that we are our own hope and power, and the lifters of our own heads.  We have exchanged His wisdom for our foolish dependence on our own superior knowledge and understanding.  We are in the midst of bartering away His commandments in exchange for imperfect psychological theory and political correctness.  We are turning in the God of our salvation and the Author of our very being for a god that only effects social change and encourages personal pleasure.  We speak about our offenses against Mother Earth, but not about our offenses to the Most High God.  We are being chastised from above:  we are experiencing unprecedented numbers of earthquakes, storms, hurricanes, tsunamis and pestilence, yet we attribute these to our not bowing down to the god of the ozone and continuing to use fluorocarbons rather than to our refusal to bow down to our Maker.  We have forsaken the word of the Lord and put our trust in increasingly corrupt governments that refuse to acknowledge the sovereignty of the Lord our God.

     Many people here in the United States are seeing the results of policies that go against the word of God and are beginning to arise against what they see as an out-of-control government.  They are indignant that God is mocked while those who worship Allah are protected and respected despite the many crimes that have been committed in the name of that false god.  Yet most seem not to realise that God’s anger is directed towards His church as well–the church that has committed “adultery” by replacing His soverign word of truth with watered-down dogma that promotes a feel-good harmony amongst all people.  As an American, I stand by the nation’s Constitutional freedoms of speech, religion, press, assembly and the right to keep and bear arms; but as a Christian I understand that none of these will save us from the wrath of God.  Only bowing before the will of the Lord will do that. 

     My dear brothers and sisters, I realise that this post has not sounded loving or kindly, but we are truly running out of time to make our decisions for or against the Lord, and in my calling as a watchman on the wall I must see to it that as many people as possible understand the consequences of forsaking the “fountain of living waters” for the poisoned waters of wormwood.  If we continue in our rebellion against the standard of the Lord; if we continue to falsify His testimony; if we continue to curse His goodness by our words and our deeds, we will die in our sin.  He is coming soon, beloved ones, and His hand will not be stayed against those who refuse His blessings.  Yes, we need to continue to treat those who live in a state of unrepentent sin with courtesy and kindness in order to be able to shine His light to those who need to see it, but we must denounce sin and acquaint those not walking with Him to the truths God has told us about eternity for both the lover of God and the people who rebel against Him.  True love speaks the truth.  And the truth is, God loves you.  God loves you so much that He gave His Son as a living sacrifice so that His shed blood would pay the price for your sin and satisfy God’s attribute of justice. Jesus not only gave His life for you, but He sits at the right hand of the Father pleading your case and interceding for your salvation.  If you have never accepted His sacrifice for you, please do so now and be saved.  If you have forsaken the Fountain of Living Waters, turn back to Him now and know that He stands ready to receive you.  Don’t lay up your treasures here on earth, but secure that treasure which will lead to eternal life in the arms of the One who created you and calls you to His side.



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