Pastors, please hearken, listen! Our Lord Jesus has commanded me to warn us of breaking His heart with our worship assemblies. HE says we are bringing Him the same attitudes, apparel, atmospheres and lusts that we served His enemy with. We are adulterers and adulteresses. The Holy Scriptures he gave me to confirm are throughout this message.
Isaiah 66:1-4, 15-18:
Verse 3: He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Verse 4: I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears 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.
Part One – Nakedness
Yesterday, I came into my home and, automatically, turned on 88.1-FM/The Rejoice Network. Surprised, Alexander Scourby was just beginning his reading of Exodus Chapter 20 and the Lord gave me a surprise blessing! In the reading the Holy Ghost quickened “that’s it” — it was the answer I had been seeking from the Lord for years about “how” to make plain what he has been telling me about his attitude against us concerning “NAKEDNESS IN THE CHURCHES”.
I sleep with Scriptures playing in my ears through the night. Amazingly, this morning, God awakend me with Isaiah 47:1-3! So, I knew that today was the day He wanted me to get on it, bringing this message to you. After morning prayer, I began to write. So you are getting this message fresh!
There are many other things He has on his heart for this hour in the churches of America, but Jesus is FOCUSED TODAY, on ridding Himself of putting up with this particular hurt to His Father, Himself and Holy Spirit any longer.
To each of the Pastors in our brother John’s Revelation (Apostle John), our Lord said in so many words, “I know you are doing these things well that please me, but I have something against you concerning this other thing … and if you don’t repent of leading my people into it, I am going to do this ______ (fill in the blank) to you”!
When we were under satan’s power and lust for his stuff, we did to God “abominable”things, thought in God’s face abominable things, said in God’s earshot abominable things. He feels like this: “Shall you dare claim to have left your former lover (satan) and bring offerings of love to me so stained that I can still see you are thinking back to your enjoyment of life with him”?
The thing that is bothering Jesus most right now is NAKEDNESS IN THE CHURCHES. Women and men coming into his Holy Church assemblies showing their thighs, mens’ privacy, womens’ privacy, mens’ chests, womens’ bosoms, children the same! It all begins with us — the pastors. Pastors, Evangelists etc. are in God’s pulpits wearing tight form-showing clothing, nakedness revealing clothing – male and female. Jesus wants us to know this is a shameful thing. He was ashamed at the cross when his nakedness was discovered, revealed, uncovered. We, who love Him, ought to be no less ashamed with our Lord whom we represent to all mankind. The beautiful holiness attitude about the importance of our vessel, which carries the Holy Spirit of the only Living God, must not be treated common or lightly. For, we serve at the altar of the “Holy One” and nothing of satan — that foul leader of the unclean spirits — must be allowed to taint our sacrifice.
It is convicting to observe that the poor satan controlled man, possessed with one thousand demons was living in filth and all kinds of uncleanness, in the graveyard, running around cutting on himself and UNCLOTHED; but when Jesus cast the devils out of him, he was found noticeably changed. The Testimony of Jesus and the Apostles in the New Testament give us eyewitness that what made the whole sinner city notice — and know the power of God had come on this man was first what they SAW, “he was CLOTHED and in his right mind” (Mark 5:15).
What demons are entering or influencing our flesh and our pastoral work and God’s people, through us, when we are so in love with the past freedoms we enjoyed while worshiping satan. How deeply has satan fuzzied the line between he and Jesus Christ, darkness and light, unholy and holy, ungodly and godly? Do we know anymore? Do we live it anymore? Do we preach it anymore?
This blessed man, now delivered from the power of satan, said to Jesus while in his brand new state of being clothed — proven to have been changed and in a new “God-committed” mind:
He pleaded with Jesus to let him STAY WITH HIM wherever Jesus would ever be going. That man wanted to stay with the greater power that freed him from such terrible, invisible, supernatural power of evil and destruction.
Who are we, using this example??? Should we not be so committed as he to show Jesus, the Father, the Holy Spirit AND the people all around us that we have a completely surrendered thankfulness — a thankfulness that has no hesitation in forsaking the ways of the life we once knew!
Please, let us show the same kind of bold thankfulness that makes us CLOTHE ourselves for our GOD –not caring what people think because we are not part OF them, although we live with them.
The unsaved have their mind fogged by satan, living in the world he has made, with its admirations, ambitions, honorariums just as we did– but, now, our minds are in Christ’s right condition, We have “SPIRITUAL SANITY”!
We have the mind of the Christ! Then, let us follow our Lord, Jesus Christ as He labors THROUGH US to save others from the terrible supernatural powers of satan from which He saved you and me.
Behold how Jesus feels. While we are not saved by their law, we are saved by Jesus who fulfilled all the “righteous attitude” intended by their law.
Exodus Chapter 20 — All and in particular verse 26:
26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
Isaiah Chapter 47 — All and in particular verses 1-3
Isa 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
Isa 47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
Isa 47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
John Chapter 19 — All and in particular verses 23 and 24