S98P4 – Yesterday’s corrective prophecy for today: the Lord will not be mocked

Mal. 2:17

You have wearied the Lord with your words. “How have we wearied him?” you ask. By saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the Lord, and he is pleased with them,” or “Where is the God of justice?”

Everyone I knew seemed to really like this new evangelist when he came on the scene.  He was cool and charismatic, and everything he presented was carefully curated and choreographed.  It seemed like I was the only one who felt like there was something amiss with that man and his ministry.  Over time, my friends grew more enamored with his teachings, but my mind never changed.  It was not until years later that his doctrine took a clear and loud step in contradiction to the scriptures.  I had forgotten about that ministry by that time, so this news was a surprise to me.  What was an even greater surprise was seeing some brothers and sisters continue to follow that man and his teachings.  In doing so, they willingly exchanged the truth for what they decided was a little more palatable.

Intellectually, this world keeps advancing.  We have technologies today that were not even ideas just a century ago.  If you plucked a man from the wild west and dropped him in Times Square right now, he might not recognize he is still in the same world.  Along with these advances and all this new knowledge we also have grown in our evil ways.  Progressive thinking is not aligned with the word of God, and some of that thinking has pervaded the Church.  God has grown weary of the compromise, and He will act in response to that compromise at some point.  When we say that evil is good, and we devise our own standards of justice, we mock the One we profess to serve.  We know where the way of man leads, so we cannot count ourselves as wise or knowledgeable if we choose to follow that way instead of God’s and take others with us.

It is expected that those who live in the world and according to the world will defy God.  It is expected that they will devise a whole different set of moral and ethical standards than what his objective truth dictates.  What we should not expect is the Church functioning in that same way.  We are living in a very different time than many of our prior generations, and it is not getting easier to follow God, but we cannot compromise his standards while still professing his name.  He will not stand for that kind of treatment, and He will correct it if we do not correct it ourselves.  His children must get serious and honestly evaluate who and what they follow now.  Father, increase in your Church wisdom, humility and accountability, that she would correct any compromise while she has the day to do so.