What profit is there in a prophet who doesn’t stand in and for love?!
Recently I’ve heard an uptick in prophecies against America, the GREAT BABYLON. Now, I’m not going to say that the US is not being judged, or headed towards greater judgment. Our sins are stacked to the skies. We, the most blessed nation in the world, have turned our backs on our Blesser. It’s shameful and certainly deserving of God’s judgment. And I could sit down and list out our sins, but that is not the point of this message. This post is for the prophet who prophesy while lacking love.
A Prophet Declares
I heard someone say the other day that God was going to strike the US with a nuclear disaster, so much so, that not a blade of grass would grow nor a single person would survive. Over 314 million people annihilated in a flash – wow! Now, this could happen, but what does that say to the faithful who still remain in this country?
I remember a dealing that God had with Abraham concerning Sodom and Gomorrah. “For the sake of ten, would you not spare it?” MERCY! Now, just because there are ten righteous people in the United States, does that mean God won’t judge us for our massive sin? Certainly not! But I believe that the 10 righteous could be removed, saved from, or taken into glory. Just because there are righteous doesn’t mean they won’t be taken home during God’s smiting. But again, I digress – this is not what I want to address.
The Angry Prophet and God’s Judgment
My concern is for the prophet who prophesies in personal wrath, and signs God’s name on their words. This is simply the tree of good and evil, not love. Yep, that tree we all ate from, which signaled our desire to be independent from God. How is prophesying without God’s heart any different than whoring under every tree? And no, I am not saying that prophecy is only prophecy when it’s positive and affirming; that’s equally as gross. But the Spirit of the Living God has a heart that is broken by sin, because He is love. God is lovesick and is forming His bride. It is out of love that He judges.
I have been on the receiving end of God’s anger. I’ve felt His flames of judgment. But what I also felt was His extreme passion and burning jealousy for me. Though I could literally feel His wrath, I also could feel His zeal towards me. It was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. It didn’t carry with it that dark cloud of condemnation—it was blinding Light. He was God! I shook, but not with that insipid human cowering. When you face off with God, you don’t have that aw poor me sniveling; you have acknowledgement of GOD! It’s liberating.
So when a prophet comes with the word of judgment lacking the Spirit of Love, they misrepresent God. My question is: how is it that that prophet feels they will escape being judged? They literally are coming bearing God’s face, with God’s message, but failing to deliver it in God’s Spirit. Ooh, it makes me tremble.
Do you think, prophet, that your standing so firm against something will hold you up? Will you be spared because of your rigid stance? I doubt it!
The Wrath of a Prophet
There is a hunger for destruction in these prophets. It is frightening! True prophets fall on their faces, saying “Have mercy on us!” I would respect these prophetic voices so much more if they paid any price of intercession and love to equal the stance against sin. When there is no heart investment, there is no right to speak. My fervent fire has to burn both ways: in me with passionate concern, and against their sin. Divine judgment is forged in the fires of God’s passionate love and enduring mercy.
There are eons of generations that have come and gone. Peoples thrive and fade. But the heart of God has not changed from the beginning. He is preparing a bride for His Son. He is passionate for us to love Him. Judgment against us is to passionately remove what stands in the way of our love flow toward God. If you think this universe is about the legal right way, you have missed the whole point. I recommend Gene Edward’s book the Divine Romance if you find yourself chafing against the waywardness of man. I believe it so amazingly communicates God’s purpose of why we were created and why He would judge.
At the end of the day, I believe the core of our God is love. He has placed me in this country to live and be. If He should call me out, that too would be His choice. But as it stands, I am in Him, speaking what He gives me as a friend of the Bridegroom. I am not here to condemn but call. Yes, part of that call may be for REPENTANCE, but behind it must be His yearning love to see His children “Come!”
• Martha delivered a message about God’s judgment in the 90s, and I believe it’s true. I will even send you the message free of charge, if you comment on this blog and request it or use the Contact US link above. The message will be sent to the email address you use. Ask for: Call to War (Judgment of America).