A day of reckoning is coming for the Lord of hosts will have a day of reckoning against all who are proud and arrogant, and against all who are lifted up, that they may be degraded. The Lord Almighty planned it, to bring down her pride in all her splendor and to humble all who are renowned on the earth. Isaiah 2:12 The Voice Isaiah 23:9 NIV
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
We Have Failed…
We wanted our own way, God has given it to us. We were all tired of all the human foolishness, we thought we could fix it by following someone against it all. We are wrong. Our choice is now no choice for Godly leadership. We live with our devices, with the consequences of our trying to “fix things”. We thought we could be justice, we could make things fair and right on our own. We need to take our hands off this nation because in our foolishness to think we could actually make things right, we have failed. We must repent, we must bow before the Creator of all, let go of our human agenda and humbly submit our lives to Him, to His Sovereign will, to His purposeful plan that is in play in our world.
Isaiah 53:6 We all have wandered off, like shepherdless sheep, scattered by our aimless striving and endless pursuits; The Eternal One laid on him, this silent sufferer, the sins of us all.
Justice Only Comes From God…
How foolish we have been. Justice has never been about us or by us, it has always been Jesus. The truth is, true Justice only comes from God. Now we are witnessing the folly of our foolishness, to think we could govern ourselves without our God. Without God there is no respect, no humility, no preference of each other, there is just utter human chaos and everything held high and reverent by humanity is collapsing, because our foundation is no longer infinite, but finite. We have turned away from the ONE God, Who kept us civil and selfless and now our country will know a lawlessness like no other season of time, a disrespect for each other, for authority and for civility. This is a new day and I am sure none of us will love its way as flesh is being humbled and foolishness brought down. Yet God will be with us, He will not leave us or abandon His own.
Proverbs 21:24 The proud and arrogant person—”Mocker” is his name—behaves with insolent fury. NIV
Nationally Airing Out Dirty Laundry
It is so hard to watch and live out the demise of our nation as we see it on center stage during this election time. The nation we once knew, that most of us grew up in, is no more. It is a new day. It is a new way. It is not God’s way. Our human dysfunction is being aired publicly. We have bowed to other gods, we have turned our back on God’s ways and we are reaping the disrespect, dishonor and irreverence for God that we have sowed in our human condition.
Psalm 10:4 The arrogance of the wicked one keeps him from seeking the True God. He truly thinks, “There is no God.” The Voice
Growing Through Painful Times With Hope
How painful it is to watch a nation who has walked with God, one nation under God, fall so far from Him and His Ways. It has been a slow fade that is escalating into a fast fall. Times are about to change for us radically and I wonder if most of us even have a clue. But our destiny, Bride of Christ is in Jesus and we will remain steady, strong and sure and we “grow through” these hard times. We are reaping what we have sown as we watch the disrespect towards each other flow from the top of our authority structure in this nation, to the streets of this once great land. Our government once built upon honor, respect, civility is being drug through the mud, and it is hardly recognizable by those of us who have known its honorable days. This super power of a nation is no longer, it is falling daily from within and as it topples under the weight of our human condition, without the constraints of God’s ways, we remember sadly the years we have served God faithfully as One nation under God and we grieve, we grieve a great loss, yet we cling to a great God, who is able to slay the giants in this nation. Our hope is in God. We are not lost, we have a future in Christ.
1 Corinthians 10:12 Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm, immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous, take care that he does not fall into sin and condemnation. Amplified Bible
Grieving With Hope
We humble ourselves before God and we pray, crying out to our Father God, repenting of our sins. We do not grieve as people without hope. We let go of what we have known, we strip our roots from this land and we transplant them in the Kingdom of God, our future and our hope. If we rely upon our worldly viewpoints in times such as these, our soul will become as sick as this nation is. We must develop a strong kingdom focus, which gives us a kingdom perspective to live out of. Jesus is our hope and His Kingdom our future.
Daniel 5:20 But there came a point when his heart was so proud and his spirit so haughty that he acted arrogantly; he lost his royal throne and was stripped of his royal honors. The Voice
Nothing Keeps Us From God~The Battle Is His
We have a Savior and no one and nothing can separate us from Him. He must become our everything, our all in times such as these. We must become wholly-holy God’s. The lawlessness will become much more horrific. We are dismayed as we watch the beginning of its escalation with our candidates for the highest office of our land being so irreverent, so prideful, so lost in their own depraved humanity, without a sense of honor or self-control and all those following after them, displaying a civility tainted by corrupted souls, making their own way, a way of utter lawlessness. People are making their lives all about them and they are lashing out in offense. People hurting people for no reason, just because it feels right to them. We are falling so far down into the depravity of our human nature. Offense is the enemy’s playground right now. Be careful of it, do not step on its ground, stay on the Holy Ground of Jesus Christ, and stay in His Presence. This is not our battle. This battle belongs to the Lord. Everything high and lifted up will fall. Stay humble before Your God and encourage each other unto His truth and life.
Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you. Darkness as black as night covers all the nations of the earth, but the glory of the Lord rises and appears over you. New Living Testament
Arise And Shine
Arise Bride of Christ, in followship of Jesus our Bridegroom. God is on the move. Arise and obey! He is our strong refuge, the way of our peace in these chaotic times. There is no human leadership in this country that we can look up too, we have a void of godly leadership in our nation and we must change our focus to up, up to Jesus. Look UP to God first, Listen UP to His Holy Spirit first, Live Up unto The Father God first, Speak Up His way, truth and life and endure in Him, being the light of His honor in times such as these. We must develop our AWE of God and in these lawless times, we must walk in respect, reverence and honor towards God and others. This is a huge challenge for us, but we know that in every great challenge we have ever faced, that the purposes of God in that challenge have been greater. God is greater than this challenge we face in these dark times to arise and shine the Glory of God.
Romans 14:11 For the Scriptures say, As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God. New Living Translation
The Providential Care Of God Is Flowing
Cling to the Promises of God and be found in the flow of His Providential Care. The Providential care of God is still flowing, even after all the enemy has done to this country to bring it down to the pits of depravity, he can’t stop the abundant flow of God’s providential care for us. The purposes of God are in play and He is working out His power in us and through us to bring about good for us and glory for His Kingdom. The victory will be His. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. We must speak up, we must not let the enemy shut down the communication of encouragement from heart to heart, home to home, community to community all over this land, let God’s encouragement flow in us and through us.
Acts 7:33 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground worthy of reverence and respect.
Followship Is Our Battle Plan
We must tune out everything of this world, shut down our worldly viewpoints and take up our cross and follow Jesus in and through His Kingdom perspective. We must do everything we can to restore reverence and respect for God in our lives. Followship is the key to not stumbling into pride, irreverence or an offense, and followship of Jesus will insure that we will have an enduring love for God and others, a love that will not grow cold during these days of lawlessness. Followship is best walked out on Holy Ground and this we always have as we stay wholly-holy aligned with Jesus in a personal, vital-vertical relationship with Him, heart to Heart and spirit to Spirit.
Romans 12:9 Love others well, and don’t hide behind a mask; love authentically. Despise evil; pursue what is good as if your life depends on it. The Voice
Prepare To Endure~Bring God Great Honor
We can NOT stand in our weak flesh, we will not endure very long on will power. Our flesh has failed and we live in the consequences of this failure, yet our spirit, holy aligned with God will know new strength, strength like no other during these times. In these days ahead, connected with Jesus, we will walk in a boldness, a strength like no other we have ever known. The resurrected power of Jesus will arise and we will be found in it as we are found in Him, totally surrendered, clinging to Him and digging our life roots deeply in His Kingdom. We grieve a great loss, yet in that grief arises a hope like no other. We are God’s and He is our Way-Maker God. These are adventurous times ahead and we need to stay in followship of His Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Pilot of these days ahead and we are His co-pilot. Stay in your assigned seat as co-pilot and look to Jesus as your Pilot. Jesus will lead the way, so listen up to the Voice of your Bridegroom as He plots our course and we fly with Him above the battles, above all the storms of this life season.
Revelation 22:17 “Come!” say the Spirit and the Bride. Whoever hears, echo, “Come!” Is anyone thirsty? Come! All who will, come and drink, Drink freely of the Water of Life! The Message
We Need God~We Need Each Other
God bless you MUCH. We need God, we need each other. Do everything you can do to be found in Jesus, in a vital relationship with Him and redeem this time, being His love and light of truth. Don’t give up, don’t give in to the cultural say-so plastered all over, keep burning brightly pointing the way to Jesus, the way to our forever future and hope. Stay together, build God community all around you, we are so good together as we encourage one another to be people of God honor, to stay away from offense, to be in followship and to listen to the Voice of our Bridegroom, Jesus. We are the generation who is saying to this world, The Spirit and The Bride say Come, Come follow Jesus, come to your forever destiny, come to His Kingdom.
Forgive Us Lord Jesus, We Bow Before You, We Pray For Your Kingdom To Come On Earth As It Is In Heaven. Kingdom Of God Come, Will Of God Be Done. AMEN.
Thank you for eating at The Bridegroom’s Café to feed your soul. The Listener Table is interestingly diverse in it’s menu and I hope this meal has fed your soul well. I highly suggest you get a copy of “The Bridegroom’s Voice” it is a book destined for a time such as this one. 30 years of listening and writing for this season, God wants to use it as His tool to prepare us to endure. To “flesh out” cultural say-so and “Truth in” Kingdom precepts, to teach us to put Him first, our relationship with Him, our listening UP to Him first, hearing His voice first, being familiar with it so we can pick it out of our mediatic frenzy of this generation and follow His Voice first. I have been tasked by God to get the book, “The Bridegroom’s Voice” into every hand and heart I can. Please help me by sharing this with your friends on social media. Thank you. God bless you Much, KimberlyMac