- Psalm 33:5, Isaiah 26:9-10 -
“At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness. Though the wicked is shown favor, he does not learn righteousness…and does not perceive the majesty of YAHveh” (Isaiah 26:9-10). YAHveh has no option in these last hours because in a time of grace, the people did not learn righteousness. Look at most of the church system that preaches grace, and yet does not learn righteousness. Many are taught that they should not learn His laws because if they do, they are going to become a Judaized person. Oh, the enemy is slick; we are not to be unaware of his schemes or he can easily lead us astray. YAHshua (Jesus) says His sheep hear His voice and He is leading us into paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. HalleluYAH! He is coming for those who are walking in His ways and are waiting for Him.
“…Inscribe it on a scroll, that it may serve in the time to come as a witness forever. For this is a rebellious people, false sons, sons who refuse to listen to the instruction of YAHveh; who say…to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, speak to us pleasant words [things of grace, love, and mercy], prophesy illusions. Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 30:8-11).
I heard a preacher on television say, “The prophets of the New Testament don’t bring conviction, they don’t bring condemnation. They come alongside and they comfort you and they encourage you.” That is a lie from the pit of hell, they warn you of judgment to come. YAHshua says the Spirit in us “will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:8). This preacher wanted to raise money and wouldn’t get it unless he tickled the ears of his audience: “Come get your miracle and don’t worry about those legalists, those prophets who preach like the prophets of old. For the season of the prophets of old is no longer. The prophets of the New Testament give you grace, comfort, and encouragement.”
What could be more encouraging than what YAHveh (the LORD) has just said? In faithfulness, He has proclaimed what He is going to do; He has given us warning. He has given us the blood of His Son, He has given us His Holy Spirit. He has made His truths more clear and vivid, giving us eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts that desire to obey Him because we love Him and want to spend eternity in His righteous kingdom. What could be more filled with His love and grace than this?