Friday, December 28, 2018

Word of the Lord for 2019

2019 will be a year of reset; One where you will find new foundations.  It will be a time when those things which seemed to be solid will be shown to be unstable, and at the same time new paradigms of stability will emerge. 

They will be in your finances.  Things you thought you could count on will be shown to be less reliable yet at the same time new sources and transfers to you will take place from places you did not even know of in the past.  A new reliance on provision from God will pay bigger dividends than any stock market.

You will make new connections in the year to come.  Some of the old will have to fade away as you position yourself for the coming season.  Not all old connections will have to be severed; some will provide stability in the days to come.  There are however a few that the Lord will tell you of that need to end.  Make no enemies, burn no bridges but as doors close you will find new peace.

There are new opportunities emerging as you face the year to come. Much comes because the landscape is changing.  Look at the year just past. You never imagined finding yourself where you are today and now look.. it’s not stopping. 

There is an assignment for the Child of God.  It’s not what you always thought.  It’s not designed to give you new visibility, it is an undercover assignment.  It is one that will provide breakthrough for others as you breakthrough to a new level in ministry.   The changes taking place are also happening in the old wineskin ministries and churches.  The evolving restructure is accelerating.  Many will despair for the loss of what they thought was the serving God programs as they are replaced by more effective and more efficient ways. 

Here are some things to watch for in 2019 that are clues to restructuring:

North Korea and the USA will make progress towards the peace and reunification, but it will be choppy.  Do not despair.

Europe is going to go thru a very difficult time.  There will be a near breakup of the EU.  Yet it will hold for a while yet.  The economy of Europe which has been dependent on high social costs and high taxes will come under a significant assault.  There is no turning this back.  This must result in a new approach.  The old guard will resist. 

The Middle East including Syria will become more stable.  Not as many had hoped.  Evil will once again manifest. ISIS will raise its head again and again and as many times will fail to do more than guerilla terror.  Iraq will become a new stability center.  Iran is under great pressure and in the year to come there will be rebellion in the streets to a new level.  It will not result in regime change.. yet.  But it will be a step.  Israel will continue to be a flashpoint.  Netanyahu will survive but just.  Europe will engage more in the middle east than it has in the past. 

China will become more belligerent than it has been in the past.  Even though there seems to be “Peace Talks” over trade and commerce, they will become more militaristic.  There are forces in China who advocate for outright war with the USA.  Of nations on the earth the antichrist forces in China are the most dangerous.  There will be brinkmanship on both sides, the US and China.  Even when the trade issues are resolved our relationship which was never real will have been damaged.

Many of the other eastern nations will catch cold when China sneezes.  Japan is vulnerable.  So is Korea. They have trade to be concerned about and a friendlier China is the key. Watch for China as they try to revise a corrupted commerce system.  It won’t go away easily.

Africa will continue to be the dark continent.  Sadly.  Only a commitment to reformation can save them now.  Small steps are not taking them anywhere.

South America, particularly Brazil will remake US agriculture.  As South American countries remake their economies, the loser will be US commodities.  Even though the strong dollar will weaken in 2019, leading to nominally higher commodity prices, they will not hold.  Venezuela will not recover in 2019.  That will happen in 2020.  It will be a bloody battle but one that is essential.  Only by the blood of patriots is a nation redeemed from tyranny.  Central America is lost.  Most of Mexico is lost.  The thugocracy of gangs and drugs holds those nations in bondage.  Columbia won much of that war.  So can central America and Mexico IF as Columbia did, IF they have the will. 

Russia despite its braggadocios will continue to be a thorn but not a stab in the side of the USA.  They will declare, intervene and try to re-establish themselves as global leaders.  What will become clear to the world however is other than on a regional basis, Russia is a paper tiger.  It tried to establish a beachhead with Iran, with Venezuela, with Cuba and now in Syria.  These interventions as they have for the USA will only drain them of needed blood of young men and treasure.  The controlled economy and strong arm leadership of Putin while supported by most Russians will become its undoing.  There will not be another revolution, but a challenge for real to the Putin regime will emerge.  I fear for his well being, but he will show himself.

The USA will see greater volatility in every sector of economy and sociology.  The old guard is gone there too.  Control that they had is being destroyed a little at a time.  The result will be opportunity and danger.  The mask is taken off the evils in the USA.  People are waking up to what is happening.  Those who prospered by fueling hate will find themselves on the sidelines.  The lies that are being told every day by 24 hour news channels will be exposed.  There is a powerful evil force at work to recapture the status these enterprises once had.  The enslavement of people’s minds is at stake.  We don’t know how bad it will be.  But it will be rough.  This demon will not go without shrieking and accusation. 

A few things you can watch for in 2019.  There will be an attempt to impeach the President.  Nothing will happen.  The long awaited report from Mueller will be released in the first quarter.  One side will read it as an indictment and the other will see it as exoneration.  Both will be wrong.  There will be damage.. but not enough to matter long run. 

President Trump will suffer a physical setback.  I see it above the neck.  Brain, eye, ear something.  Not heart.  There is an attack on his body.  He doesn’t help it by burning the candle at both ends.

By the end of 2019 as the 2020 Presidential elections loom.. there will emerge 3 to oppose Trump who will brutalize each other.  Disunity will reign.  One woman two men. 

The earth’s groaning will intensify.  The sons of God are not yet manifest to speak to the storms.   Therefore the storms will continue.  They are in fact not worse than before, they are simply the result of normal changes.  Things here are changing as well and that will result in a reset of assumptions.  These things will offer new opportunities.

I see an economy that will result in highest highs by the 3rd quarter of the year.  Despite all the hand wringing, a 27000 DJIA is on the horizon.  This is because as interest rates stay steady and they will, as commodity prices recover some, as business formation and restructuring intensifies we will see new highs.  Plus at the same time much of the rest of the world is looking for a safe haven and the US economy and its markets it the port in the storm many look for.

A few visions of social structures

Public Education will continue to be exposed for the damage it is doing and the great cost it exacts.  Challenges from every side from kindergarten thru higher education will erode its influence.  Eventually the old ways will have to die.

Entertainment and media will calm down.  There has been a rash of simply evil output by many anti culture influences.  They have to this date mostly failed. What is not failing is the influence that goodness in movies, TV and music as it is produces.  The returns from such things are being shown for good.  One cesspool of evil in all this remains Disney.  That too will be exposed in 2019 even to the pagan.

The giant has been awakened; it is now understood by many on both sides of the political spectrum that local and regional governance matters.  This will mean that taking your place in this must be your portion. 

Last the Church.  Church as we knew it 40 years ago is dead.  I mourn the loss.  But it’s undeniable.  Yet new church forms are taking their place.  They are becoming what the heart of God looked for.  In the next year the trajectory will accelerate.  Some will stumble, but those who build on solid ground will find that the place in the visible kingdom is theirs. 

Here’s the truth about the year to come.  The Kingdom of God is Expanding, Jesus is on His Throne and we can expect great things.. even if they aren’t what we thought.

2019 will be a year of New Foundations. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Seven Levels of Progressive Sanctification

Many People think getting saved is repeating a prayer the pastor or evangelist leads you in and boom you are saved forever.  Destined for heaven.  Dodging hell.  There is a deception in this. There are millions of people who at one time sincerely said that prayer but who now face the potential of loss.  

The moment they asked Jesus into their heart, on that day, at that moment, they were saved, like the Thief on the cross. Where the problem comes is many so called believers resist the continuing wooing of the Holy Ghost.  There is a call that the Spirit of God puts on a person after salvation that is irrevocable but can be resisted.  When we resist we actually blaspheme the Holy Spirit.  There is no requirement that we be perfect, just responsive when he woos.  There is a process to entering into all that God had prepared for you once you say yes.  It can take years, but it is required. 

Many are living a delusion.  They came into a relationship with their creator but without any response or reaction.  If you were to ask them 5 years later, "Are you a Christian headed for Heaven" they would answer in the affirmative.  They might say they belong to a church, might be a deacon or serve in the church.  Some are even "Pastors" or "Apostles".  They are marking time hoping there is a place in heaven for them.   I am not here to say if they are or not.  I am saying that there is a progressive sanctification that must take place or there is a problem which reveals a lost soul.

CONVICTION
Before you were saved you lived in sin and didn't actually know right hand from left.  Lost.  Only by the conviction of your sin by the power of the Holy Ghost did you recognize your lostness.  At one point you recognized it and like the thousands hearing the Apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost, you asked, "What must I do to be saved".  That question required an answer.  That was the day you came to Christ.

SALVATION
On the day you were saved salvation came to your house.  You were rescued like a person in a boat adrift at sea is saved.  Snatched from a certain hell your were drifting toward, you were born again.  It's the Sozo experience.

There are some who are happy to be saved and that's that.  Unfortunately if things don't progress there is evidence that you are NOT saved, just some religious activity.  If you push back or fail to respond to the Spirit's wooing you are saying.. "I am not interested in more".  "Just keep my hellfire insurance paid up".  I would say to you, you are not truly saved.  You can be saved from hell (maybe) but there is a call to more.

RESTORATION
You need restoration after salvation.  A recognition that who you were is no more. Your sins are gone.  You are totally forgiven.  You don't have to keep running to the altar to repent.  Your sins for all time are forgiven. Your new life starts now.  The past is past.  You are now on the road to being restored.  This is emotional restoration, this is physical restoration, this is spiritual restoration, this is what it takes to grow in Christ.  Your relationship to the Father is now intact.  Restoration and reconciliation is a powerful thing.  It's the next step on your road to fullness in your Faith.  God wants you whole.  Shalom.  Nothing missing Nothing Broken.  Restored. 

What comes next is the true work of God by Holy Spirit in your life and is the fruit you will exhibit if you are born again.  It's not singular.  You can go from Reformation to Transformation and back again.   

REFORMATION LEADING TO TRANSFORMATION
What comes next is Reformation.  This means that things you used to do before you were a believer now must fall off.  If you were out having sex with anyone... that must stop.  If you were a thief, you must stop being a thief. If you were of a vile temper, that must be reformed.  It is a Holy Ghost reform school.  Don't treat this as a legalistic venture, treat it as a new life, old things are gone, the new is here.  You can't be double minded.  The things that you know are outside the word of God, starting with the ten commandments are now the framework for your life.  They help you know what must be reformed.  The Holy Spirit will help you, he will convince you of things you need to stop doing or start doing.  Many people I know, some who preach powerfully are unreformed. They live a worldly life without repentance for it.  Resisting (Blaspheming) the Holy Ghost.

TRANSFORMATION RESULTING FROM REFORMATION IN YOUR LIFE
After you get you act cleaned reforming your life, you will slowly become transformed.  You will become a totally new man or woman.  Your life will be changed into something unrecognizable by anyone who knew you before.  This takes time but transformation is what you are destined for.  Everything about you will be conformed to the Will of God and the world will become a very strange place.  You are being extracted.  You are a full member of the Kingdom of God in transformation.  No longer trying to start or stop doing things, you will be a new creation in every way.  You were when you were born again, but the transformation process takes time and requires obedience.  The Holy Ghost calls you to it and as you answer he will make you over from the inside out.  A new person in every way is what you were born again for and why the Blood of Jesus was shed.

MANIFESTATION
One by one the "Not Like God" chips are flaked off till you look like Him, act like Him and are his representation on the earth.  Made in HIS IMAGE.  There comes a time when you begin to manifest as a son or daughter of the most high God.  This manifestation becomes evident to everyone around you.  Some will actually see it on you and marvel. You will manifest such that demons will tremble in your presence. You will walk with authority knowing who you are in Christ.  It will become apparent that true Holiness, not behavior, is being the manifestation on earth of the Fullness of Christ is in you.  Christ in you and you in Christ.  It's a mystery, but it is what your destiny is to become. You become set apart, you are unique, completely other, a peculiar person.  The world will see you as from another planet almost.  You are.  In the world not of the world. Not conformed to the world.

REALIZATION AND REJUVENATION
As you walk out your days in the flesh in this you will come to a full realization of the eternal nature of your existence. Not just hoping for heaven, but knowing in your deepest part that you can say with authority that "to be absent in the flesh is presence with the Lord" and that without any doubt.  That realization will cause you to look forward to the rejuvenation that comes on the day when you step from time into eternity.  You will have fulfilled your purpose on the earth.  Even if you die a young person, knowing this will give you peace as you close your eyes for the last time.

I'm not where I want to be on this journey yet, but I know the way.  It's clear.  

Monday, October 22, 2018

Jesus Explains the Times by what HAS HAPPENED. WE Should hear HIM!

Two disciples were walking to Emmaus after the Resurrection.  They are in grief.  They didn't believe what the women saw.  They were convinced that it was all over.  Then Jesus shows up and walks with them.  They tell him what has happened.  They don't know it is Jesus.  Then he explains to them that everything that DID happen exactly as had been foretold by the prophets.

He called them foolish and slow to believe... not being cruel.  They certainly did know the prophesies.  Jesus himself before he died that all must be done as prophesied.  Yet when it happened they were unable to connect the dots.
Luke 24:25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
Even when he took scripture and showed them before he died. Matthew 16:21 "From that time on Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and that He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life".
I wonder if it ever happened that as Jesus was explaining to his disciples what was about to happen, that he interjected things and said, "I would explain that prophesy to you, but it's not going to come to pass for 2000 years or so.  Or after he rose from the dead, did he spend any time telling them of events yet to come?  Only the revelation of John at Patmos was spoken of the days to come in Jerusalem.

This all has to do with the truth that EVERY SINGLE prophetic word regarding things to come from Genesis to Malachi has already taken place and/or is fully manifested in Jesus and the Resurrection.    There is nothing more to be fulfilled.  The Matthew 24 prediction Jesus made happened in 70-72 AD at the hands of the Romans.  The destruction of the temple system was complete and a new order began.  One based on everlasting life by Grace. 

Anything that denies the finished work of the cross and the filled prophesies it carries is living under the law:

Paul writes to the Galatians about such things:

Chapter 3
Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? 4 Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.”[  13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole (the cross)."

The whole of Chapter 3 of Galatians speaks of the finished work and the curse of reliance on the law.

So when I become upset with some people using prophetic passages to reason away the finished work of the cross, the salvation by grace, our victorious existence for eternity and trade them for some dire prediction about the future.. I can only say.  HOW FOOLISH YOU ARE!

Monday, October 15, 2018

The mark of the Beast may be Facebook

I don't necessarily embrace all there is to know about the whole end times theology, I do pay attention to trends. 

Facebook seems to see itself as the arbiter of wisdom and is trying hard to control people's thinking.

That is a beast mark. 

So when I recently was banned from the site for what they said was inflammatory hate speak, (I criticized a muslin court for sentencing a young christian woman to hang for drinking from the same cup as Muslims). 

That got me banned.  How long I don't know. But it does lead one to wonder, how much of our lives is constrained by the constant restrain of thinking.

I won't cite 1984, Brave New World or Farenhiet 451, yet there is instruction to be had by thinking about these things.

Prophetically, it is important not to allow world systems cause us to become silent.  We must cry aloud and spare not... even in the face of the enemy of our souls rage against us.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

God is Looking for a Moses to Lead his People, yet they follow KORAH

God is seeking a new Moses to lead his people out of the wilderness.  There is a group of wanderers who have been so long in the wilderness they think the wilderness existence is normal.  They accept the aberration, the immorality, the murder, the corruption and the deception they live in as normal.  They live in lack, want, despair and hopelessness because they have listened to the wrong voice.  The Voice of Korah.  He's alive in many today.

The voice of Korah speaks discontent.   His story is an old one, but as current as today's headlines

Korah and His Associates

Korah, one of the rich leaders of the Levites, and a cousin of Moses and Aaron, felt that he had been slighted and overlooked in the distribution of the highest priestly honors and leadership. He envied Moses and Aaron, and also his cousin Elzaphan, who had been put in charge of the Levites, after Aaron's family had become elevated to the rank of Kohanim (Priests). Realizing that despite his riches and influence he alone could do very little to shake the people's faith and confidence in Moses and Aaron, Korah looked for associates in his campaign against them.

Korah went to the people of the tribe of Reuben, his neighbors in the camping order. Being daily in close contact with them, Korah easily swayed the opinions of their leaders and drew them into his conspiracy. Among the Reubenites were two men, Dathan and Abiram, who since their early days in Egypt had been trouble-makers and the ringleaders of disaffection and rebellion. They were the first to rally to the party of Korah, and they were his most eager agents among their tribesmen. Their experienced and clever campaigning, aided by Korah's riches, influence, and knowledge, induced as many as 250 respected leaders of the Jewish camp to join the rebellion. 

These leaders are with us today.  They are profiting from the discontent in the camp today.  They are using victimization, old wives tales, offense, rumor, innuendo and resentment to cause people to stay in the wilderness.  They wander without direction because there is no Moses.  There has been a call from the Father for one to rise up.  None have yet been raised up.

There have been some pretenders, there have been some actual Korahs.  There have been some who thought they might be leaders but fell into the party of Korah.  They thought that it would cost them their acceptance among the people to take a stand against the delusion of Korah.

It is exactly this way today.  We see the pattern all over again.

I clearly heard the Lord say:

"Many who believed they had a place of leadership in the Kingdom over those wandering in the wilderness I will now set aside.  The name ICHABOD "the glory is gone" will be how they are known for the glory of the Lord is gone from them.  There was a time when their mission was clear, when they thought they might be among those destined to lead their people out of bondage, but they could not shake the chains of bondage from themselves and therefore forged lies that place people in bondage to this day.  These false leaders will be swallowed up into the chasm of obscurity.  My prophets know their names.  They appear to have some anointing, some touch of God left, but it is all residue.  They have been judged by heaven and found wanting.  Their works are weighed and found wanting. I will now set them aside."

It is much like the words written on the all at Belshazzar's feast.  That same warning is here again.

And this the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This the interpretation of the thing:
  • MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
  • TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
  • PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
Daniel Chapter 5

God still has a call out for those who are willing to reject the party of Korah.  For those who are willing to become the leaders those wandering in the wilderness need so desperately.  I do not yet know many names.  It will take great boldness.

I can prophesy this, those from whom the mantle has been lifted think they will go on just as they always did.  They stand on the verse that the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, that can be true but the mantle that it takes to carry those gifts out is lacking and you become a clanging gong or clashing cymbal.

Those who most need to see or read this work will never ever see it.  They long since separated themselves from truth. They live a lie and use lies to build followings.  The accusations of the enemy is in their mouth.  I would call for repentance but it is too late for them.

ICHABOD is NOW YOUR NAME.  Any glory you ever had is GONE.. 

But God always has a people and right now they are a remnant in the wilderness, my hope is they will find a way out to freedom.  The choice is who they will follow.  Moses or Korah.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Stench of Delusion Robs the Called of Anointing

Can a person forfeit the call of God on their lives?  Maybe a better question is how does a person neutralize and neuter the call of God. The call of God is without repentance, but it can be rendered null and void when we embrace a lie. 

Jesus often was confronted with lies and accusations.  Mostly from religious people. From those who saw themselves as anointed with a calling.  They were wrong but the lies came anyway. It ended with the cross. Jesus defeated the demons at the cross in a public display.  Many people had partnered with the demonic that day. They didn't know it but they suffered a defeat as well.

It's the same today.  There were without a doubt people on whom at one time God had a calling in the crowd crying "Crucify Him".  They had embraced a great delusion and it meant that they were set aside. On the day of Pentecost when Peter cried out that THEY had crucified the Lord of Glory there were those who cried out "Then what must we do to be saved".  Some however in that moment rejected the pain of the delusion they had embraced and turned away.  The lie they carried was more powerful than the truth by which they might have been set free.

I have no knowledge of the depths to which they may have sunk.  I have no idea if those people ever made it back.  Any anointing they once possessed became an offense to Father.  Trying to operate in that anointing was a lost cause.  In fact it became a stench in the nostrils of God.  Every accusation and hateful word they spoke and spread condemned them even further.

It is no different today.  There are people in authority who Father God has put in place.  We may not love those people. They may be flawed in human terms.  Yet they are the ones who according to scripture are "Put Up" and another is taken down.  It's not just high office, but even the authority figures we interact with on a daily basis.  The demon of rebellion and deception has caused many to lose the touch of God on their lives.

The vile attitude towards authority figures has become a stench to Father.   We place ourselves under judgment to be measured by the grace we extend to those who we find ourselves resenting.  We are judged by the same standard by which we judge.  The result is many find themselves lacking. Lost.  Set aside.  Marked for the graveyard of lost anointing.  Perhaps never to find a way back.

A few like on the day of Pentecost might find their way back, but not many.  There certainly were far more than 3000 present when Peter spoke.  These so deluded went to the grave lost in their deception.  Some even entered hell's gates thinking they were holding a standard.  They were, but it was the enemies standard.

It's about hatred.  It's about the ANTI CHRIST attitude of judgment, anger, hatred and lies.  All fruits of the evil spirit to which they have become attached.  It will destroy them eventually if they don't find a way out of the black dungeon they have locked themselves into.

Many think they speak truth when they spread lies.  They think they are wise when foolishness condemns them.  It's a painful thing to watch. 

I have personally known some so called men of God who's deception and delusion so captured them that they have become worthless men.  Useless to the kingdom.  God cannot speak love and hate from the same mouth.  It is impossible for sweet and sour to flow from the same fount. 

Is there  a cure?  Maybe not.  I don't have one.  Repentance from death works is a start.  That is not a misspelling. There are dead works, and there are death works.  Words of hate and death destroy the anointing and neutralize the call of God on a person's life.

Be careful who you accept as a prophet, teacher, pastor and particularly anyone who describes themselves as Apostle.  They can take you to hell.   I have on man who I know who's soul has been in jeopardy for several years.  I doubt not only his calling, but his salvation.  There is no fruit of the spirit in his life.  None.  There should be some evidence.  He may be a spiritual zombie.  Looking still alive on the outside but walking dead man's bones.

Sadly I have tried to approach him directly, deal with him thru those he seems to revere as senior authorities, thru people we have in common.  Nothing seems to work.  He is so filled with hate perhaps the adage is true.  People that hate themselves will hate everyone else... EVEN IF THEY CALL THEMSELVES APOSTLE.




Thursday, September 6, 2018

Prophecy in Present Truth becomes Personal and Meaningful


When we apply prophetic present truth to the word of God, it gives us understanding of the finished work of the cross.  

Isaiah Chapter 36 as present truth (Gene Edit)

Prophecy to the Mountains of My Kingdom


36 “And you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of those who call yourself christian, and say, O mountains, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God: Because the enemy said of you, ‘Aha!’ and, ‘The religious places and institutions have become our possession,’ therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God: Precisely because they made you desolate and crushed you from all sides, so that you became the possession of the rest of the world system, and you became the talk and evil gossip of the people, therefore, O mountains of the church, hear the word of the Lord God: Thus says the Lord God to the mountains and the hills, the ravines and the valleys, the desolate wastes and the deserted cities in which my former church was represented, you have become a prey and derision to the rest of the nations all around, therefore thus says the Lord God: Surely I have spoken in my jealousy against the rest of the pagan world system and against all scoffers, who gave my rightful places to themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and utter contempt, that they might make its people there a prey. Therefore prophesy concerning the kingdom, and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I have spoken in my jealous wrath, because you have suffered the reproach of the nations. Therefore thus says the Lord God: I swear that the nations that are all around you shall themselves suffer reproach.
“But you, O mountains of the Kingdom, shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to my people, for they will soon come home to my dwelling places. For behold, I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be a place of restoration and renewal. 10 And I will multiply people to you, the whole of the true house of God, all of it. They shall be inhabited and the burned over places rebuilt. 11 And I will multiply on you my man called by my name and all of yours, and they shall multiply and be fruitful. And I will cause you to be inhabited as in your former times, and will do more good to you than ever before. Then you will know for certain that I am the Lord. 12 I let people walk on you, even my people who are known as mine. And they possessed you, and you were their inheritance, and you were not able to constrain them of converts to the fallen ways of the world. 13 Thus says the Lord God: Because they said to you, ‘You call yourself a Christian people, and yet you bereave your nation of children by abortion and unholy relationships,’ 14 therefore you shall rise up and no longer tolerate lives being pulled into hell and no longer bereave your nation of children, declares the Lord God. 15 And I will silence the taunts of the ungodly in accusation, and you shall no longer be the brunt of evil ridicule that causes my people to be seen as foolish by the unsaved, declares the Lord God.”

The Lord's Concern for His Holy Name

16 The word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, when my people lived in their own world of religious institutions, they defiled it by their ways and their deeds. Their ways before me were a stench of rot. 18 So I poured out my wrath upon them for the blood that they had shed in the land, for the idols with which they had defiled it. 19 I scattered them among the nations, and they were dispersed through the countries. In accordance with their ways and their deeds I judged them. 20 But when they came to the nations, wherever they came, those nations profaned my holy name, in that people said of them, ‘These are the people of the Lord, and yet they are meaningless and without impact.’ 21 But I had concern for my holy name, which my people had profaned among the nations to which they came.

I Put My Spirit Within You

22 “Therefore say to the my people of the Kingdom, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, my people, that I  act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. 23 And I vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Lord God, when through you I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. 24 I take you from your pollution from the world system and gather you from all those places and bring you into the kingdom,  a new holy nation, a peculiar people. 25 I have sprinkled clean water on you, and you are clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I have cleansed you. 26 And I gave you a new heart, and a new spirit within you. And I removed the heart of stone from your flesh and gave you a heart of flesh. 27 And I put my Spirit within you, and caused you to walk in my statutes being careful to obey me. 28 You dwell in that place of honor that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. 29 And I have delivered you from all your uncleannesses. And I summon supernatural provision and make it abundant and lay no lack upon you. 30 I make the fruit your work and the increase of your labors increase, that you may never again suffer the disgrace of poverty among the nations. 31 Then you will remember those evil ways, and your deeds that were not good in the former days, and you will loathe yourselves for being dragged into iniquities and abominations wondering how did we fall so far? 32 It is not for your sake that I act, declares the Lord God; let that be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your error of being lured away by the world system my people.
33 “Thus says the Lord God: I have cleansed you from all your iniquities, I cause my holy nation to be inhabited, and the waste places rebuilt. 34 And the land that was desolate shall fruitful, instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by. 35 And they can say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ 36 Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I am the Lord; I rebuilt the ruined places and replanted that which was desolate. I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I do it.
37 “Thus says the Lord God: This also I let my kingdom people ask me to do for them: to increase their people like a flock so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”