Judgment Is Upon Us!
Posted On June 26, 2013
Amos 7:10:Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam, king of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel; the land is unable to endure all his words.” (NASB)
Amos 7:12: Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Go, you seer, flee away to the land of Judah (elsewhere), and there eat bread and there do your prophesying!” (NASB)
Recently I had the above scenario happen to me only on a smaller scale. What I had to say to this group of professing Christians was both unwanted and just not right unless I first brought it before the leadership for approval, in other words, my spontaneity could not have been motivated by the Holy Spirit; in essence, I was told to go elsewhere to live and prophesy if I wanted to prophesy without first getting their approval. Their rebuke of me had nothing to do with being unscriptural nor with being disruptive, but the leadership became offended and worried about others being offended as well. Besides, I was told that they had the Spirit as well. In other words, who does this now infrequent visitor think he is?!
That said, I know I was in God’s will, because I did not seek out the above Scriptures to validate myself nor to validate what I knew happened within my heart-of-hearts, but the Scriptures found me. Please allow me to explain: After this happened to me, and because of my love and respect for this group of Christians, I awoke the following day with not only my heart feeling crushed, but also questioning myself as I honestly did not want to believe what happened actually happened. So that morning I picked up my Bible and asked God to please talk to me. I then found my bookmark and began reading where I last left off, and well you guessed it, it was Amos chapter seven. I was literally stunned! Coincidence? I think not, no, I know it was not a coincidence!
Amos 8:1–2: Thus the Lord God showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer (ripe) fruit. And He said, “What do you see, Amos?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come for My people Israel. I will spare (pass by) them no longer.” (NASB)
Of course I continued to read and found that chapter eight answered another question which I have been pondering over for more than three months. For at least three months I’ve been hearing within my heart the words: It’s over! Well, now I know what those words meant, that judgment has begun and the professing Christian will not be passed by – spared anymore. That said, I do not know the time-frame for when this scenario – this judgment will be fully accomplished concerning the Church at-large; I just know that through a very personal experience that it has begun. Besides, it is written that no one will know the exact time nor the exact hour. Honestly, after I read Amos chapter eight, I just sat in awe and in silence for several hours being stunned and overwhelmed with emotion. Nothing has ever touched my heart like this before.
But this much I do know: Never has time been more precious to me. All I want to do now is to bring glory to both the Father and the Son by fully accomplishing His will and call upon my life as His watchman; by telling professing Christians everywhere to make sure their lamps are full of oil TODAY for no one is guaranteed a tomorrow, and as it’s also written, the Bridegroom WILL come suddenly. In order words, more than ever, I just want to reach as many professing Christians as I can – as quickly as I can worldwide. Yes, even knowing now that fewer and fewer professing Christians will be able to hear – will be able to endure my words. So why do I want to continue? Because I have Almighty God’s heart beating within me – a heart which motivated God to leave the glory of heaven and clothe Himself as a man to suffer the cross in order to save His beloved mankind. Yes, to give mankind a way – an opportunity to escape an eternity apart from Him in the Lake of Fire; yes, even if none accepted the Gospel – even if none could endure the simplicity of Almighty God’s Gospel message of salvation.
Please, if anything I said above witnessed to your heart, and if you’re able, please help this nonprofit ministry with your donation so I can warn as many professing Christians as possible before it’s too late and they fully embrace the delusion; most of all, please keep this ministry in your thoughts and prayers. Also, just so you know, this was by far the hardest warning I’ve ever had to write, but honestly, I was literally compelled to write it.
Prayer: My Father, please give me the strength to take up my cross and deny myself daily so maybe a few professing Christians will listen and make sure their lamps are full with Your oil – to make sure they’re genuinely born-again with Your Holy Spirit before it’s too late. Yes, please give me the strength to continue to face hardships and rejection, because Your love – Your heart beats within me, hence, more than ever I passionately wish for none to perish away from You in the Lake of Fire. In Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen!
From my Heart to yours,
Minister Raymond D. Sopp