We have exchanged obedience for acceptance; comfort for correction; discipline for not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings; and respect for tolerance. Then we wonder why people are so easily offended, children are reckless and people are powerless. We have thrown away the values of the kingdom and embraced the culture in which we live. Instead of recognizing how much ground we have given up, we complain about how things never change not realizing we have no desire to change. We have chosen familiarity over the fear of the Lord and we are experiencing the consequences for it. We want people to tell us how to better ourselves not to die to ourselves. We have become soft and wonder why we are not strong. We don’t read our bibles, we don’t pray, we hear ourselves and call it God, then wonder why miracles don’t manifest, the presence of God does not fill the room and why people are not coming to “our” church. People of God, the problem is not what unbelievers are doing, the problem is what believers have given up.
Hebrews 2:1-3 says, “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty, how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”
I had a dream last night in which there was a tsunami coming, I knew it in the dream so was trying to find a “safe” place up high so the wave would not sweep me away, for I thought it was coming to destroy. When I found a place as high as I could go, someone was with me and we looked out in the distance and the person with me said, I see the dark clouds forming, it won’t be long now before it is here. All around us was blue skies, so the clouds forming confirmed there was a deluge coming, my body was reacting in fear but my spirit was saying to me, remember God said to Noah I will never flood the earth again with water, then my spirit said, remember Habakkuk 2:14 ““For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.” I knew this tsunami was God coming and I could see HIm in the distance. But the fear remained even when I woke up.
Now that I am awake and I am praying about this dream, the Lord says to me, “familiarity of Me has replaced the fear of Me.” I then remembered when I first came to Smithon, MO to the outpouring there, the power of God scared me. God is not who we have made Him out to be and when He shows up in power it is going to scare us in our flesh, for we have become so familiar with God, but He is not one we are to be familiar with, we are to live with the fear of the Lord, for He is God and we are not. This next wave of God coming to earth is going to be so powerful, it is going to scare us, heal us, revive us, recalibrate us, realign us and we are going to feel so much better when it does. We are out of order, we can’t fix ourselves, but the fear of God can and it will. A huge wave is on its way right towards us and nothing can stop it and no one will be able to control it.