God’s last call: A call to repent Church of the Living God
August 26, 2020 Word for Today: God’s last call: A call to repent Church of the Living God
This morning God put two passages of scriptures on my heart to pray for us individually, families and his church. I kept hearing over and over, LAST CALL, LAST CALL. LAST CALL TO CHANGE.. LAST CALL TO REPENT.
As I wait in his presence He brought Jeremiah 2:13 to my spirit and 2nd Chronicles 7:13-14. That these are keys to seeing the spiritual condition of our church in this nation.
Then as I was praying I saw soil in two distinct ways. One ground was hard and not pliable for any seed to grow in it, and another with rich lush ground where God’s word, kingdom seed could grow in us.
I felt that the Lord showed me then side by side to make a choice. What ground do we want as our heart soil. A ground where his kingdom life can’t grow in us, or grow fully or a ground where the fullness of his life can be seen in our life.
We were to make a choice now as I hear the Lord say, “last call, last call.”
Then the Lord said my people have done two evil in my sight. Jeremiah 2:13 and that this was most serious to God.
I am going to write out the scriptures God has laid out on my heart today for us to consider, pray over and if convicted by them repent and change while there is till time.
It is time to cry out to God for our live, our spouses, our children and grandchildren and families to return or find God while he can be found.
Perhaps as we mediate on these verses of scripture God can speak to our hearts on how to repent, change and return to God and stand in the gap for those we love.
I pray these scriptures will be a double edged sword in our hearts to repent and be healed. It is God’s last call to his people. Let us not miss it. Selah!
Jeremiah 2: 13 Do so because my people have committed a double wrong: they have rejected me, the fountain of life-giving water, and they have dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns which cannot even hold water." NET
Jeremiah 2: 13 AMPC 13 For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the Fountain of living waters, and they have hewn for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns which cannot hold water.
Beloved of God, where has the Kingdom seed and life in Christ fallen in good ground where it can grow 30,60, or 100 fold or in bad ground.
The ground it falls into or planted into is a human heart, our hearts. Is it growing in us to bring us into full grown sons and daughters or has it not grown and all we have is our initial salvation?
If it is the latter, will we repent of allowing our hearts to be the wrong soil for the kingdom seed and life of Jesus to grow in? Will we allow the Holy Spirit to bring true conviction of sin and righteousness?
Will we ask God for a heart transplant and remove the bad soil and replace it with good soil so that our lives become the reflection of his life on the earth?
Do we see the need to repent in sincerity as individuals, married couples, families, churches, and cities before the Lord.
Repentance is the key to bring forth fundamental change in our lives, family and even our nation.
2nd Chronicles 7:13-15 tells us why we need to repent:
13 If I shut up heaven so no rain falls, or if I command locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place.
There is a way out for us as God’s people? There is a way out for God to give this nation more time. That way is a true individual, family, church and national repentance for God to forgive our sins and heal our land.
It is God’s last call to us. A call to repent of our sins as found in Revelation chapter 1-3 and overcome. Will we do it?
Matthew chapter 13 is a window into the soul of man. It will reveal to you where the seed of the Kingdom has fallen, in good ground or wrong ground.
Are we willing to ask the Lord the most serious questions while we still have time?
Lord is your seed in me fallen in good ground and is that seed growing in my life, in my spouse growing, my children growing, my church, our city, state and nation that is reproducing your life in me even to 100 fold?
Let us meditate on what causes our spiritual growth to increase or decrease? Let the Holy Spirit show us what type of heart ground, heart soil we presently have and whether it is growing or not.
If not, let us truly be broken before the Lord and repent and turn to God so he can forgive our sins and heal our land. Please take a moment to allow Matthew 13 to be used by God to show us our true heart condition.
If it is well with your soul, rejoice! If not let us turn and repent while we have time. It is last call.
That same day Jesus went out of the house and was sitting beside the sea.
2 But such great crowds gathered about Him that He got into a boat and remained sitting there, while all the throng stood on the shore.
3 And He told them many things in parables (stories by way of illustration and comparison), saying, A sower went out to sow.
4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and ate them up.
5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they had not much soil; and at once they sprang up, because they had no depth of soil.
6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and because they had no root, they dried up and withered away.
7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them out.
8 Other seeds fell on good soil, and yielded grain—some a hundred times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some thirty.
9 He who has ears [to hear], let him be listening and let him [a]consider and [b]perceive and comprehend by hearing.
10 Then the disciples came to Him and said, Why do You speak to them in parables?
11 And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
12 For whoever has [spiritual knowledge], to him will more be given and he will [c]be furnished richly so that he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
13 This is the reason that I speak to them in parables: because [d]having the power of seeing, they do not see; and [e]having the power of hearing, they do not hear, nor do they grasp and understand.
14 In them indeed is [f]the process of fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, which says: You shall indeed hear and hear but never grasp and understand; and you shall indeed look and look but never see and perceive.
15 For this nation’s heart has grown gross (fat and dull), and their ears heavy and difficult of hearing, and their eyes they have tightly closed, lest they see and perceive with their eyes, and hear and comprehend the sense with their ears, and grasp and understand with their heart, and turn and I should heal them.
16 But blessed (happy, fortunate, and [g]to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear.
17 Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous men [men who were upright and in right standing with God] yearned to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
18 Listen then to the [meaning of the] parable of the sower:
19 [h]While anyone is hearing the Word of the kingdom and does not grasp and comprehend it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the roadside.
20 As for what was sown on thin (rocky) soil, this is he who hears the Word and at once welcomes and accepts it with joy;
21 Yet it has no real root in him, but is temporary (inconstant, [i]lasts but a little while); and when affliction or trouble or persecution comes on account of the Word, at once he is caused to stumble [he is repelled and [j]begins to distrust and desert Him Whom he ought to trust and obey] and he falls away.
22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the Word, but the cares of the world and the pleasure and delight and glamour and deceitfulness of riches choke and suffocate the Word, and it yields no fruit.
23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the Word and grasps and comprehends it; he indeed bears fruit and yields in one case a hundred times as much as was sown, in another sixty times as much, and in another thirty.
Let us seek God while there is time: GOD’S LAST CALL IS HERE!