The “Mizpah” Place

Posted: November 9, 2010 by ElevenElevenTruth in Uncategorized

(Note: Sister Cathian gave permission for this to be re-posted here. EET)

 

The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. Genesis  31:49

 

I have come to a time I thought I would never see. A time when those in whom I had great confidence as believers have turned aside from the Narrow Way, and now they pursue the Wide Path of the World.

I looked around to see if I could find intercessors, but there were almost none to be found. I looked for a kindred heart, and a soul that loves Truth no matter what the cost, but I found very few.

Who removed the ancient boundary lines? Who threw rocks into the ancestral wells? Who trampled the vineyards of the poor? Who slaughtered the lambs for jealousy because of their favor in the Lord’s sight?

Too many of my brothers and sisters have been taken prisoner by the enemy, yet not one shot was fired. No one made resistance, no bloodshed: but each made his or her excuse for why it was better to just cooperate with the captors, rather than fight.

See the path where they fled together – captor and captive! See there are no marks to indicate a prisoner was taken, but the two walked together because they agreed! No lines as of a bound prisoner being dragged through the dust, but footprints of those who have no need of speed or stealth. What they have chosen is no secret, and they no longer have the sense to be ashamed.

The real battle is not even here; we are barely into the Overture! Yet too many of my brothers and sisters have been conquered by their own desires: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life. The dog returns to its vomit.

The Lord is married to the backslider, but this is no guarantee that the soul of him who does not listen to a warning will not suffer great perils. The watchmen sound the alarm, and the blood of the people is on their own heads because they have chosen to ignore the warning!

Will those who use the Lord’s name in vain make friends with Mammon while there is still time? Perhaps it will delay their labor pains, but the birth comes, inexorably, and nothing will ultimately stop it.

Who is for the Lord? By their fruit you will know them. By their obedience you will see their allegiance. By their words you will discern their hearts. By their love for Jesus’ disciples you will know if they are His. Let him who obeys the Lord and bows to no false Gods take comfort in His Lord Yahweh.

Who is for the World? Let him who steals, lusts, covets and works for vanity continue to do so.  Let him who fools himself continue to be fooled in the pride and sophistry of his own making.

The darkness is upon us when no man can work. He who trusts in the Lord will not be made ashamed. His inheritance is the Lord in Whom he trusts.

Those who pray must do so now, so that they will not be overtaken with fear at the flood that is coming.  No time is left for argument and debate.

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