Friday, November 20, 2020

The Season to Seek the Lord

The Season to Seek the Lord

When the pandemic first began, the Lord said:

“If those who are called by My name will seek My Face and take refuge in Me, they will not need to fear the CoronaVirus.”

The word “christ” means anointed. As “Christians” we are stating that we are operating in the anointing of Jesus who is the Christ or the Anointed One of God. This is the first step to safety from the pandemic, but it is only one out of three steps:

  • called by My name
  • seek My Face
  • take refuge in Him

During morning prayers on Facebook live I have shown you how to “take refuge in Him.” In my private prayer time, the Lord spoke very loudly to me and said: “This is the season for those who are Mine to seek Me: they shall find Me. Show them how.”

I asked for a scripture to confirm this was His will. He gave me Amos 5:11 and said to start at the beginning. In order to understand what that verse is speaking about we have to do just that!

Hear you this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken on her land; there is none to raise her up. (Amos 5:1-2 AKJV)

This is a word from God’s prophet to His people. A “virgin” is one who has not been defiled. Idolatry is the sin which makes one no longer a virgin. The Lord is saying that His bride is guilty of idolatry, as Israel was.

For thus said the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by a hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel. For thus said the LORD to the house of Israel, Seek you me, and you shall live: (Amos 5:3 AKJV)

We know that this is a time of correction. It seems only ten percent are on the right path and will be spared: one out of ten and one hundred out of one thousand. The only way to avoid the correction that is coming, is to seek the Lord.

The Hebrew word darash, translated “seek” is to inquire of as a beggar for bread. This is a metaphor which means we need to hunger for the Lord as if He is the food required to live.

This is the season we are in: we must seek the Lord above all else. Saying we don’t have time is no longer an option. The Lord has asked me to go back to the beginning and teach you how to seek Him for a face to face visit. This will begin in the next meeting and we will create a course at the free Courts of Heaven Academy from the meetings. We must seek the Lord to avoid what follows in this prophecy.

But seek not [the golden calf at] Bethel nor enter into [idolatrous] Gilgal, and pass not over to [the idols of] Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity and exile, and Bethel [house of God] shall become Beth-aven [house of vanity, emptiness, falsity, and futility] and come to nothing. (Amos 5:5 AMPC)

The Classic Amplified Version of this scripture shows us what the words meant to the people who heard it. Bethel had created a golden calf for two reasons:

  1. The ease of worshiping - they wouldn’t have to travel to Jerusalem
  2. To control their people - they wouldn’t be exposed to other leaders

The article (class) “God’s Way” explains why these two items are wrong. We can summarize this by saying: even if everyone in the world is doing it and having great results, if God’s Word says not to, then we MUST not to do it that way!

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD… (1 Samuel 15:23 AJKV)

So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God). (Colossians 3:5 AMPC) 

In addition, we cannot place anything above God, that is considered an “idol.” When we stubbornly refuse to turn from what is according to scripture, it is idolatry. Those who are not acting according to God’s ways or have placed desires above seeking Him will now come to nothing as what they have built will be brought down.

Seek the Lord [inquire for and of Him and require Him] and you shall live, lest He rush down like fire upon the house of Joseph [representing the ten tribes] and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel [the center of their idol hopes]. (Amos 5:6 AMPC)

This sounds pretty harsh. Could the Lord possibly destroy that which was created for Him just because they have gone a little wrong?

Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. (1 Corinthians 3:12-13 AKJV)

This is from the New Testament in the times of the disciples. The “foundation” is the Gospel message through which we are saved. From there, we are expected to grow and develop. The works we do for God are tried in a fire and only that which is bronze, silver or gold remains, the rest is burned to ash.

You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth... (Amos 5:7 AKJV) 

Wormwood was a bitter herb that was good in small doses, but poisonous when taken in large amounts. We look at the Hebrew definition of mishpat translate “judgment” to understand who is being addressed here:

a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (participant's) divine law, individual or collective), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly, justice, including a participant's right or privilege (statutory or customary)

-- Strong’s Concordance 

“Judgement” is a legal term about the due process of Heavenly law. God is speaking to those who have turned the fact that God is a Just Judge over Heaven and Earth to a “bitter poisonous drink” that seems poisonous if too much focus is placed upon it. They forget that we are supposed to be “holy unto God as He is Holy.” We are to remove sin from our life as we work for our Lord. This is why we must understand the Courts of Heaven and what happens there. It is part of “seeking God” because we are learning His ways in order to submit to them.

Seek him that makes the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night: that calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth: The LORD is his name: That strengthens the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress. (Amos 5:8-9 AKJV)

God then reminds us who He is in the scripture:

  • seven stars and Orion (Powerful): seven is the number of perfection in the physical, stars are often angels, Orion was looked at as the power in the heavens: God created the powerful angelic beings and rules Heaven’s army.
  • shadow of death into the morning (Faithful): the darkest part of the tests and trials into the joy that rises with a new day
  • calls for the waters of the sea (All-knowing): Created the deepest and most unsearchable parts of the Earth
  • strengthens the spoiled (Vindicator): helps the weak overcome the strong
  • spoiled shall come against the fortress (Deliveror): in our weakness we can break through any stronghold of the enemy

We must remember who we are seeking. Not only God’s power, wisdom, and faithfulness, but that He has all that we need for victory (Vindicator and Deliverer).

They hate him that rebukes in the gate, and they abhor him that speaks uprightly. (Amos 5:10 AKJV)

This is about those who have rejected the correction (rebukes at the gate) and those that are bringing the truth of God’s word (speak uprightly).

For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink wine of them. (Amos 5:11 AKJV)

The Hebrew word dal translated “poor” means of no power or reputation. Those in power are taking money from those who have none. This applies to the followers of Jesus who are charging for what should be freely given. Every Believer’s Bootcamp book has a final chapter which addresses this issue within the church body. These books are freely given.

Those who are acting in these ways will lose houses and income. They will no longer reap the fruit from what they’ve built.

Israel went hundreds of years with bad behavior before God sent His prophet Amos to declare this upon His people. The church has had some bad behavior for a while and now it is time for consequences to come.

God is good and He has shown us the way to avoid what is coming: Seek His face! We must desire Jesus above all that we desire: healing, provision, jobs, spouse, or even kids.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33 AKJV)

Jesus said this. We need to seek God first and all the rest will come on it’s own!    

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