Matthew 3:7-10: “But when he (John) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance; and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. And the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.’” (NASB)
The following will likely cause most to be offended, but I beg you to please ponder and take what is said very, very seriously; for the following is a word not from me, but from the God of Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham. Never before, as God’s Watchman, has my spirit felt such a heavy burden. Therefore, I also beg you to pass this Blog post on to as many people as you can.
A word from God: Before My Church age began and I placed Israel aside for a time, I warned My people, Israel, that the axe was at their root for I could find no fruit. They were blind to the fact that they needed to genuinely repent and seek My salvation through my Son, Jesus. They all needed to be born-again with My Spirit – the Holy Spirit from within as spoken of in the Old Testament. Why? Because after the fall of mankind, mankind’s spirit became dead to God – dead to Me, dead to My nature – dead to My ways. Yet they continued to trust upon the earthly, e.g., being from the seed of Abraham; and yes, even trusting in the earthly and ceremonial act of water baptism. An observance which they felt comfortable with for it nicely mimicked their ceremonial washing with water from their old traditions. Yet in reality, they remained totally lost because water could not – cannot wash their sins away, nor change their earthly, godless, and dead nature (spirit) within.
You say, “I know this.” Yet even today I see the same thing within the Church at-large as they also trust in the earthly ceremony of attending a church and/or professing with their mouth, “I’m a Christian! I love God and believe in Jesus as my Savior!” However, the Church at-large statistically continues to reflect the world in such things as divorce and pornography. So I now say to you, as I did to My people Israel: “Church, bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance; and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘I professed Christianity and have been baptized’; for the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.’” Therefore, Church, search your heart and repent now for I come quickly.
Stop now! Quit meditating on your navel (self), looking for people who will comfort you with pleasant words to soothe your shaking heavy heart – a heart which is without peace. Beware of Shepherds who twist My words of love, grace, and mercy to trick you into thinking all is well when it’s not. Stop and think! Do you not realize your heart is heavy and without peace because I’m trying to wake you up? Do you not realize I’m trying to get you to examine yourselves to see if you recognize Christ, i.e., the Holy Spirit within you – to see if you’re truly born-again? Remember My word, unless you’re born-again you CANNOT see the kingdom of God.
Again, do not allow My words above to be twisted as the religious (Pharisees) love to do. I’m not talking about perfection in this world. Just as My apostle Paul stated: “I have not reached the finish line yet, but this one thing I do, forgetting what lies behind I press forward on to the finish line.” What finish line? The finish line of maturity, even My holiness.
For the one who is genuinely born-again, the work of sanctification begins from the inside and expresses itself on the outside as fruit – yes, holy fruit. The work of sanctification is indeed a process and is a progressive work. That said, do you still not realize, oh foolish one, that if the Church at-large is statistically reflecting the world, where is the evidence of a changed nature? There is none! This statistic cannot be justified – no, not even in the most fertile imagination. If the Holy Spirit was truly present in its members, let’s say even a small percentage, should not the Church at-large at least be statistically a little better than the world? Of course it should! Do you not realize this is just another warning sign of the end? As it is written, the end will not come before the apostasy, even the falling away from the true faith – a true repentant faith.
Yet, you still say in your heart, “I’m okay. It cannot be me. It must be the other person.” Well, that’s exactly what the Pharisees thought as they sought John’s water baptism. But I say, seek Me with all your heart now while I still can be found and I’ll show you the true condition of your heart, that is, if you love the truth more than yourself. Then go be a light for Me as I wish for none to perish.
Remember, many sought Me for food and for the things of this world, but again, only a handful remained when I talked about eating the Bread which comes from heaven, which is Me. Feeding the poor is good, but at best that only lasts for a day or two; you make sure to give them the Bread which comes from heaven which lasts for eternity. Would you see them put in the lake of fire for eternity with full bellies? Is that what you call compassion? Is that why I left you here? If you, who call yourself My Church and call yourself by My name don’t hold My eternal salvation of being born-again with My Spirit through My Son Jesus’ sacrifice of utmost importance, who will? If you do not, have you even experienced My salvation? For if you have, it surely would be of utmost importance. Why? Because there’s no greater miracle than being born-again. Store up your treasure in heaven, not here on earth. Wake up, oh sleeper, before it’s too late!
Are your priorities out of wack? Is it not because you have not sought Me with all your heart? Do your priorities reflect the world’s priorities? How can this be if your mind is truly renewed through My Word and My Holy Spirit truly resides within you? Are you lacking fruit? Wake up, oh sleeper, and seek Me while I still can be found. This age of the Church is passing away quickly. Is your heart and mind consumed with when the end will come? Well, that’s only for Me to know. But you, oh foolish one, who guaranteed you a tomorrow? Again I say, oh foolish one, seek Me with all your heart now – even today while I still can be found for I wish for none to perish.