The Verdict: None Righteous, No Not One
by Jeannie Kirkpatrick
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
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"The fool hath said in his heart, NO GOD ! They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Psalm 14:1 & 3 - 4
This is quite an indictment upon today's church system who is sitting back on their lees in a lukewarm, comfortable condition of compromise and no commitment. How could this have happened to a whole generation of people? In his letter to Timothy, Paul answers this question:
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." II Timothy 3:1-5
If you look closely at these verses you discover this not only describes the world, but it also includes those in the church system who profess to be Christians, but they only have a form of godliness. Mark further clarifies today's lukewarm Christians:
". . .Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from me." Mark 7:6
Jeremiah also tells us why there is so much form religion in the church today:
"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein." Jeremiah 6:16
This, then, is the evidence against a lukewarm, end-time church, who refuses to walk in God's ways, and become obedient to His still, small voice. Their lips do honour Him, but their hearts are far from Him.
Many will sincerely say, "But Lord, why would you pronounce such a judgment as this upon us?" What is God's answer to this end-time generation?
". . . I said, Behold Me, behold Me, unto a nation that was not called by My name. I have spread out My hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh Me to anger continually to My face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;" Isaiah 65:1-3
Again you might say, "Why Lord? Have we not done your works?" What is the Lord's sentence upon this end-time generation of Christians who walk after their own thoughts?
"Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Have we not prophesied in Thy name? And in Thy name have cast out devils? And in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you . . ." Matthew 7:21 - 23
What an indictment upon this generation of "compromising Christians."
Matthew recorded Jesus' words concerning the separation between the true church and the religious church system with the ten virgins. Five were wise and prepared for the coming of the bridegroom. What was the sentence upon the five foolish virgins?
"Then shall the Kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye ratherto them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with Him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord! Lord! Open to us. But He answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not!" Matthew 25:1-12
Do you want to hear the words, "I know you not!" ringing in your ears throughout eternity? Now is the time to get prepared for the coming days ahead. Have you been sold a lukewarm, look alike, compromising Christianity? Now is the time to look at your own life and consider the words of Luke:
". . . Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. And why call ye Me, Lord! Lord! And do not the things which I say?" Luke 6:41, 44 & 46
It is time to re-evaluate what you have been taught. Instead of looking at the mote in others eyes, look again at the beam in your own eyes. Are you bringing forth fruit worthy of repentance and becoming obedient to those things which God says in His Word to do? What will the Lord say in that day?
"When once the Master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying Lord! Lord! Open unto us; and He shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in Thy presence, and Thou hast taught in our streets. But He shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the Kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out." Luke 13:25-28
This describes most of today's churches and their lukewarm Christianity. God calls these "workers of iniquity." Now is the time to change our ways. Now is the time to prepare for the Great Tribulation that lies directly ahead of us. Many will go through the wrath, thinking they were home safe, simply because they go to the right church. Malachi asks the question:
"But who may abide the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appeareth: For He is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap:" Malachi 3:2
In the book of Psalms, David asks this same question, and then gives us the answer:
"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. This is the generation of them that seek Him, that seek Thy face, O Jacob." Psalm 24:3-4 & 6
Are you truly seeking the Lord in every area of your life, or have you settled back on your lees, thinking nothing evil will come upon you? Many have listened to the uncertain sound of the trumpets in the land today, and because of this they have not prepared themselves to do battle. Will you rededicate your life to the Lord and answer the question the Psalmist puts forth?
"Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity." Psalm 94:16
Now is the time. What will your answer be, before it is too late?
"For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Revelation 6:17
The Lord is pleading today for an on-fire, sold-out people. His cry goes forth:
Where is My house?
"Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that ye build unto Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things hath Mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at My Word. Yet, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. I will choose their delusions, and will bring their fear upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not." Isaiah 66:1-4
Is there not even one, Lord ?
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Romans 3:10-12
Another proof that there will only be a fraction or remnant of righteous people who will escape destruction is found in Abraham's plea to God in the book of Genesis:
Hear Abraham's plea . . .
"And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt Thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from Thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from Thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right. And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt Thou destroy all the city for lack of five. And He said, If I find forty and five, I will not destroy it.
And he spake unto Him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And He said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he said unto Him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And He said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And He said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake." Genesis 18:23 -32
Here we discover there were less than ten righteous people found in the land. Even Isaiah also cries out:
. . . Yea, there is none that sheweth, yea, there is none that declareth, yea, there is none that heareth your words." Isaiah 41:26
"For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when I asked of them, could answer a word. Behold, they are all vanity; their works are nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion." Isaiah 41:28-29
Isaiah reveals it is not only the flock who are workers of iniquity, but is also their counselors. Behold, they are all vanity and their works are nothing. Indeed, what an indictment upon those who are supposed to be God's leaders. Malachi cries out to the leaders:
"But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept My ways, but have been partial in the law." Malachi 2:8-9
In these Scriptures, we discover that the priests, the Lord's messengers have also departed out of the way and have caused many in their flocks to stumble. But you would say, "How have our pastors and priests made us to stumble?" Ezekiel reveals:
"Her priests have violated My law, and have profaned Mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from My sabbaths, and I am profaned among them." Ezekiel 22:26
Jeremiah also describes why judgment will also come upon God's leaders:
"For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered." Jeremiah 10:21
Again Jeremiah proclaims,
"Many pastors have destroyed My vineyard, they have trodden My portion under foot, they made My pleasant portion a desolate wilderness." Jeremiah 12:10
And again Jeremiah declares:
"Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! saith the Lord." Jeremiah 23:1
Where are God's True Messengers?
"Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind, but My servant? Or deaf, as My messenger that I sent? Who is blind as He that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?" Isaiah 42:18-19
Isaiah reveals these blind servants:
"His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter." Isaiah 56:10-11
What will happen to the Shepherd's flocks, for whom these blind servants and watchmen are responsible?
"But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil and none saith, RESTORE!" Isaiah 42:22
Who among you will give ear to this? Who will hearken and hear for the time to come. The Lord is crying out, "Is there not one who will serve me?
Touch Not The Unclean Thing
". . .Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. Howbeit in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandments of God, ye hold the tradition of men. . . Full well ye reject the commandment of God that ye may keep your own tradition." Mark 7:6-9
"Making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." Mark 7:13
It is hard to understand how today's whole church system has turned from righteousness to death. In the fifth chapter of Mark we discover the whole church system has come to a place of death.
"And when He was come out of the ship, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit." Mark 5:2
Where was this man dwelling? He was dwelling among the dead. But, praise God, though dwelling among the dead, he could not be bound with their chains.
"Because that He had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces, neither could any man tame him." Mark 5:4
Who was attempting to bind this man with chains, and had indeed, bound him many times with fetters and chains? As stated before, we find the answer in Isaiah:
"Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, RESTORE!" Isaiah 42:18 & 22
As we look again at this man, we discover he would not be tamed. This means he refused to be brought under the control of the religious system which sought to keep him in chains and fetters to their teachings and doctrines.
We also observe this man was troubled night and day, much as Lot, who was vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked, II Peter 2:7.
He was not only crying for deliverance, but he was also cutting himself with stones. Could these have been the "stumbling stones" those dwelling in death set in his way? Mark then reveals:
"But when He saw Jesus afar off , he ran and worshiped Him, Mark 5:6
What a damning statement against the churches of today! This man could not see Jesus in their midst. He had to look elsewhere to find the one, true God.
"And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with Thee, Jesus, Thou Son of the most high God? I adjure Thee by God, that Thou torment Me not." Mark 5:7
This man cried out with a loud voice, "Show me the real Jesus!"
Jesus had the answer for this man, and said, "Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit." Man-made religion could no longer keep this man in fetters and chains when Christ Jesus set him free.
Why is it so hard for man to be released from this bondage? The answer lies in verse 9:
"And He asked him, What is thy name? And he answered saying, My name is Legion: for we are many." Mark 5:9
Yes, there are multitudes upon multitudes of religious spirits in the earth today in every denomination and doctrine. What has become of these religious spirits?
"And he (the legion of religious spirits) besought him(Jesus) much that he would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out an entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea." Mark 5:10-13
Are these religious spirits alive today? Oh yes, they are alive and well in the great sea of humanity. But praise God, what do we see in the man who was delivered from this legion of demons?
"And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting and clothed, and in his right mind, and they were afraid." Mark 5:14-15
Praise God, Jesus set this man free from the bondages of the religious system and the world around him. We find this man sitting at peace and clothed in his robe of righteousness and in his right mind. But what of those in the city and country around him? The Scriptures say they were afraid:
"And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. And they began to pray Him to depart out of their coasts. Mark 5:16
Those around him, implored him to leave their midst. Yes, we will be asked to leave the midst of those who still possess their self-righteous religious spirit. We must come out from among them, we must become God's called out ones. We must come out of this wilderness of confusion and deception. But what did Jesus instruct this man to do?
"And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed Him that He might be with Him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee." Mark 5:18-19
Was this man home free? No, Jesus instructed him to go and tell his friends how God had delivered him from the confusion of religious doctrine that had held him in chains and bondage in the valley of death. Was this man obedient?
"And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel." Mark 5:20
Are you in bondage and chains to this world and the legion of religious systems around you. Cry out to Jesus to free you from these bondages. Begin to publish throughout your known world and to your friends and family the marvelous thing God has done in your life in calling you out of this lukewarm, look-alike Christianity. Become God's separated people!
The church, the EKKLESIA, are the "called out ones". What are we to be called out from? We must come out of all worldly systems --- religious, materialistic, or otherwise. We must become God's separated people.
". . . Come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:4
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." II Corinthians 6:17 & 18
Is your soul vexed as righteous Lot?
"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old, world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;" II Peter 2:4-8
God is desiring a generation who will walk in righteousness. Will you be that generation who will become obedient to His will and walk in all His ways?
"Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed." Psalm 112:1-2
In Ecclesiastes 3:4, we learn there is a time to weep and a time to mourn. As we view the church as it is today, we know it is certainly a time to weep. Joel implores the church today:
"Arise, ye drunkards, and weep: and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth." Joel 1:5
Are you weeping because the life-giving, effervescent Word of God has been cut off from the mouth of the church? Joel further implores you:
"Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning." Joel 2:12
And to the priests, the Lord is crying:
"Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare Thy people, O Lord, and give not Thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?". Joel 2:17
Come before the porch and the altar with tears for the slain of God's people who still remain in the midst of this end-time, lukewarm church system.
Is your soul sore vexed for what has become of the church in our day? In Genesis 43:30, we see Joseph weeping because he was yearning for his brothers. Where are true Christian brothers today who will cry out at the demise of the true church?
In Deuteronomy 34:8, the children of Israel wept over the death of Moses. Are you crying out because of the death of our deliverers?
In I Samuel 1:8, Hannah wept for a son. Are you like Hannah who is crying in despair with words that cannot be uttered, "Where are the manifested sons of God?"
In I Samuel 30:1, David and his men wept at the burning of Ziklag. Are you, as David and his men, weeping sore at the burning of the city where God's called out ones were gathered together?
In II Samuel 15:29, David went to the Mount Olivet and he and all the people wept because the ark of God had not been carried back to the city. Who today is weeping for God to bring back the Ark of Promise into our midst?
In Ezra 10:1, Ezra wept tears of repentance for God's people. Are you willing to weep true tears of repentance for the sheep of God's flock?
In Psalm 6:8, David wept because of the workers of iniquity. Where is righteousness? Have all the workers of iniquity risen in the world?
In Isaiah 22:3, Isaiah wept bitterly for the spoiling of the daughter of God's people. Are you, too, weeping bitterly because of the spoiling of God's people.
In Isaiah 33, we discover others who are weeping. At the noise of the tumult, behold their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly because the highways lie waste. Where is the highway to our God, the road for the sojourners and wayfaring men to press into the real things of God in true righteousness?
In Jeremiah 3:21, we hear another voice weeping for God's people. A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the Lord their God. O what a travesty! The church of today has perverted God's ways with compromise, and because of this they have forgotten the Lord their God.
We surely can see why Jeremiah is called the "weeping prophet". In Jeremiah 13:17, Jeremiah wept sore because the Lord's flock was carried away captive. Where are all the true flocks of the Father?
Yes, Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes tells us there is a time to weep and mourn, but there is also a time to cease from our weeping. Jeremiah proclaims:
"Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him, but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country and return no more. Jeremiah 22:10
True repentance is the call for our day
Come out of her My people, and be not partakers of her plagues
In Jeremiah 31:15, we find Rachel weeping bitterly for her children because they are not. Rachel, the true church, is weeping bitterly because of the children who have not come to maturity. They have all been aborted in the birthing room of the church system.
Jeremiah proclaims, ". . .refrain thy voice from weeping, for they shall come again from the land of the enemy,." Jeremiah 31:16. Has the church system become the enemy of God?
God is truly calling a people out of the religious system of our day to become His army in the days ahead who will restore His Kingdom in the earth.
What time is it? It is the time of preparation, if you want to be in a protected place during the wrath of God. Ezekiel reveals the day that lies directly ahead of us:
". . . An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land. Now is the end come upon thee. And Mine eyes shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity An end is come, the end is come; it watcheth for thee; behold it is come. The time is come, the day of trouble is near. Now will I shortly pour out My fury upon thee. And Mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity And ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth thee. Behold the day. Behold it is come. The time is come, the day draweth near. Let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn. For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive.
They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goeth to battle. For My wrath is on the multitude thereof. The sword is without, and the pestilence and famine within. They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed. Their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. And I will give it into the hand of the strangers for a prey, and to the wicked of the earth for a spoil For the robbers shall enter it, and defile it." Excerpts from Ezekiel 7
Is there none righteous?
Yes, praise God, have hope! There is a remnant who will serve the Lord in righteousness.
"But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity." Ezekiel 7:16
Will you be part of this remnant that will escape the coming wrath pronounced upon God's lukewarm church system? Although we discovered in Psalm 14, and confirmed again in Psalm 53 that there is none righteous, no not one, we also discover in the midst of these Scriptures a precious promise:
"There were they in great fear. For God is in the generation of the righteous." Psalm 14:5
Yes, even in the midst of those who say, "NO GOD! there will be a remnant who fear God. What is God's cry to those who fear Him? The last verse in Psalm 14 tells us:
"Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When the Lord bringeth back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad." Psalm 14:7
Ezra also shows us this remnant that will escape God's coming judgment:
"And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in His holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage." Ezra 9:8
God has extended His grace to you for a little space to lighten your eyes and give you life from among the dead who are still dwelling in the bondage of the religious system. Isaiah also proclaims:
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though Thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness." Isaiah 10:20-22
Praise the Lord! There is going to be a righteous remnant who will again cover the earth. Again Isaiah gives us hope for the coming millennial day:
"And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion . . ." Isaiah 37:31-32
Jeremiah also declares this blessed hope:
"And I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord." Jeremiah 23:4-5
And again Jeremiah assures God's remnant:
"For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save Thy people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn." Jeremiah 31:7-9
But be forewarned!
". . . I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt (the world); they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and, by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach. For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape." Jeremiah 44:12-14
Which remnant will you be part of?
Will you return to Egypt?
Or will you become
God's separated, righteous remnant?
Today is the Day of Decision!
Now is the time to come out of all worldly systems and become God's holy, separated remnant who will return wholly to Him in righteousness and true holiness.
The following is an outline of the contents of this book for Further Discussion
Psalm 14 Mark 7:6 Jeremiah 6:16
Isaiah 65:1-3 Matthew 7:21-23 Luke 6:41-46
Luke 13:25-28 Malachi 3:2 Psalm 24:3-6
Psalm 94:16 Revelation 6:17
The Five Foolish Virgins
Come Out Of Her My People
Where is My House?
Hear Abraham's Plea
Lot's Vexed Soul
Where Are God's True Messengers?
The Man With The Unclean Spirit Mark 5
A Time to Weep and Mourn
A Righteous Generation
The Day of Decision
1. How could a whole generation of people sit back on their lees in lukewarmness? II Timothy 3:1-5
2. Why is God going to pronounce judgment upon today's lukewarm church system? Isaiah 65:1-3
3. "Why Lord? Have we not done your works?" What is the Lord's sentence upon this end-time generation of Christians who walk after their own thoughts? Matthew 7:21-23
4. What was the sentence upon the five foolish virgins? Matthew 25:11-12
5. Are you bringing forth fruit worthy of repentance and becoming obedient to those things which God says in His Word to do? What will the Lord say in that day? Luke 13:25
6. Who may abide the day of His coming? And who shall stand when He appeareth: For He is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap:" Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His holy place?
7. Will you rededicate your life to the Lord and answer the question the Psalmist puts forth? Who will rise up for Me against the evildoers? Or who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity." Psalm 94:16 Personal answer
8. Now is the time. What will your answer be, before it is too late? For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Revelation 6:17 Personal answer
9. Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: Where is the house that ye build unto Me? And where is the place of My rest? Isaiah 66:1 Personal answer
10. The priests, the Lord's messengers have also departed out of the way and have caused many in their flocks to stumble. How have the pastors and priests made their flock to stumble? Ezekiel 22:26
11. Where are God's True Messengers? Personal answer
12. Who is blind, but My servant? Or deaf, as My messenger that I sent? Who is blind as He that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant?" Isaiah 42:18-19
13. What will happen to the Shepherd's flocks, for whom these blind servants and watchmen are responsible?
14. Why is it so hard for man to be released from man-made bondages? Mark 5:9
15. The church, the EKKLESIA, are the "called out ones". What are we to be called out from?
16. Is your soul vexed as righteous Lot? Personal answer
17. Will you become that generation who will become obedient to His will and walk in all His ways? Personal answer
18. Are you weeping because the life-giving, effervescent Word of God has been cut off from the mouth of the church? Personal answer
19. Who today is weeping for God to bring back the Ark of Promise into our midst? Personal answer
20. Are you willing to weep true tears of repentance for the sheep of God's flock? Personal answer
21. Will you be part of this remnant that will escape the coming wrath pronounced upon God's lukewarm church system? Personal answer
22. Which remnant will you be part of? Will you return to Egypt? Or will you become God's separated, righteous remnant? Personal answer
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give
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