At Mid-night, a Shout

Without being stamped with the Holy Spirit, a believer is not a believer in the integrity of the word. His spiritual life is fake and superficial. He is like a synthetic vitamin, which has no life to feed the living cells of the body; he is like GMO modified foods, which harm and destroy the body. He is only a church member, but not a member of the body of Christ, although he walks and talks like one. In truth he is where he is to fulfill the purpose of the devil, who presents himself as an angel of light, but he is an angel of darkness. It is easy for these people to hide behind the pillars of a big church, as they get involved in many of the church’s activities. As churches have become more like business and franchises, they have turned their deaf ear and blinded their eyes to people of such background because they have money; and money talks loudly in churches, too. One example of this fact is found in churches of several denominations when pastors, Sunday School teachers, deacons and many other church’s leadership positions are Masons and following the occult’s secret agendas. All will face the light the day when YAHSHUA appears. We see this in another kingdom of heaven story by way of comparison YAHSHUA told the disciples: the kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while he was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed also darnel among the wheat and went on his way. (Darnel is a weed that resembles wheat). It is hard to tell the difference between the two, until they mature. The Lord continues saying that when the plants sprouted and formed grain, the darnel (weeds) appeared also.  And the servants of the owner came to him and said, Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? Then how does it have darnel in it? He replied to them, An enemy has done this. The servants said to him, Then do you want us to go and weed them out? But he said, No, lest in gathering the wild wheat, you will root up the wheat along with it. Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the reapers, Gather the darnel first and bind it in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my granary (Matt. 13: 24-30).

Psalm 23 expresses the amazing act of the Shepherd toward His sheep in the anointing of their heads with oil.  “He anoints my head with oil, my cup runs over.” The anointing of the Shepherd overflows the believer with joy. That is the presence of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.  He fills his lamp with oil that brings joy, light, health, and strength. The five wise virgins were light of the world, because their lives were filled with the oil from the Holy Spirit. They lived a fulfilled spiritual life in the presence of the Lord and others. At the time of reckoning, they were ready and were welcomed in God’s kingdom, while the other five were rejected and were left outside.  They had quenched the oil –the presence of the Holy Spirit. YAHSHUA warns us with these words: Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in You name and driven out demons in Your name and done many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in You name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? and then I will say to them openly, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly (Matt. 7: 21-23).

This visibly parallels with the churches of today. Who would know the true believers from all those sitting on the pews of a church? They look as one, although not being one. The parable above says that “while the man was sleeping” his enemy sowed weed in his crop. Likewise, while the churches sleep the enemy -the devil fills their pews with people who are pretenders. He infiltrates them in positions even of the pastorate. They are pastors, Sunday School teachers, music ministers, you name it. They are like rotten apple in the midst of good ones. Their plan is to thwart the spiritual growth of the church and quench the work of the Holy Spirit.

Only the anointed bride, who is filled with the Holy Spirit will enter the presence of God that day when He sounds His trumpet with the shout of the angels summoning His own to meet Him. Blessed is the bride who has dressed herself in fine linen, dazzling and white- for the fine lines is the righteousness of the saints (Rev. 19: 8). She will enter the presence of God and forever she will be with Him. Make sure that you are in the group of the five wise members of the bride, my friend.

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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