Be warned and beware of healthy looking salads that are presented so lavishly in all it’s bright colours, crispy and crunchy but are filled with poison. Beware of partaking in these healthy looking meals that are served in utter disobedience to satisfy the greed in the hearts of those serving them.
As I was enjoying my brunch this morning of last night’s leftover chicken stew, rice, and green salad which I had brought from work, I was interrupted by the Spirit of God who whispered, saying: “Don’t eat the salad.”
I love my salads. Especially when it’s this fresh, crispy and healthy looking. So when the Spirit of God spoke, it was easy to second guess Him or doubt his voice. After all, I thought to myself, this had only been in the fridge for two days and was still perfectly good. There was no way that God would deny me a perfectly healthy salad whose overall benefit for my body and health was very much needed. But as I continued to indulge the impression from the Holy Spirit became stronger –
“Don’t eat the salad.”
Now, only about a week ago I had brought some cold porridge out of the fridge to make use of. I am not one who likes to waste things so I thought I’d make use of the cold porridge even though it had been almost a week in the fridge. As I was serving it into the bowl, adding milk and sugar, the Spirit of God warned me not to eat it.
However, in my ignorance and trying not to be the wasteful type, I went ahead anyway. Why? Because It seemed like a good thing to do at the time. Well, to cut the long story short it left my wife and I bolting to the toilet with the ‘runs’. I asked the Lord to forgive me later for disobeying His warning.
So after the repeated impressions today of staying away from the healthy looking salad I decided to heed the voice of the Lord and took it off of my plate. It was then I realized what the Spirit of the Lord was saying as he brought about understanding.
It doesn’t matter whether I thought the salad was good or that it looked healthy and was good for me. It doesn’t matter my not wanting to waste food and thinking that I was doing a good thing. It doesn’t even matter how fresh and crispy it looked.
What matters is my obedience to the Lord’s commands and that I follow His instructions to the letter. Our ways are not His ways nor our thoughts His thoughts. Some things that we consider right or good are only so in the sight of men but do not glorify the Lord at all.
This is the picture that the Lord’s been painting and what He wants you(His Church) to know.
Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees was what Jesus warned His disciples. Those who clothe themselves as sheep but are ravenous wolves. Preying on the weak and leaving them more starved while they fatten themselves on the curd and the cream all in the name Lord.
Woe to you prophets and leaders who watch over the sheep of the Lord in dishonesty. Those called into the five fold as gifts to the church but are lording it over the sheep of God by satisfying the lusts in their hearts. Burdening them more instead of setting them free. The Lord cannot be mocked! A good thing, is not necessarily the right thing and some of the things you call right are not endorsed at all by the Lord.
Separate yourselves from such men who are filled with the poison of snakes and like a python they slowly constrict their prey till there is no life left in them. Come out and set yourselves apart! Do not partake of their disobedience.
“These men hide behind the pulpits and speak their own words. They fill the ears of my sheep with what they want them to hear and not what I intend for them to learn” says the Lord.
To you, the church of the living God, take up your positions and call out to the Lord. Yearn for more of Him today and he will honour that yearning and show up and reveal the secrets of His kingdom to you.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” -Jeremiah 29:13
Do not be fooled by ravenous wolves dressed as sheep who are out to make you more their slaves than a child of God.
“Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.” -Ezekiel 22:27
Who hide behind ministry but make a mockery of the name of the Lord. Their fruit will speak for itself and their deeds in the dark will be made known and brought out to the light.
“Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 3 What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” -Luke 12:1-3
Let those who need to repent, REPENT! And turn wholeheartedly toward the Lord and turn their backs on their deeds of darkness that strangle the children of God.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9
And to you, the child of the living God who has been yearning for more of the Lord. Who craves to experience Him in a whole new way. Who has been fed the salad of these preying wolves in your ignorance. Know today that His face is turned toward you. So press in and let the Spirit of Truth lead you to all truth.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear, what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to His church today!
May the name of the Lord be glorified now and for eternity.