"The Potter's Wheel And The East Wind--Part 2"
In Amos 1:2, LB, it reads, “This is his report of what he saw and heard: The Lord roared – like a ferocious lion from his lair – from his Temple on Mount Zion. And suddenly the lush pastures of Mount Carmel withered and dried, and all the shepherds mourned.” God spoke to Amos and said to declare to His people what is about to happen. God always warns His people through His prophets. The Silver Trumpet speaks as the oracle of God to His people, to take heed and deal with their sins and iniquities of the heart, such as lust, jealousy, envy, bitterness, and unforgiveness. The Lion (Jesus Christ) is upon the scene and will judge all sin. In this chapter, first of all, the Lion roars at the lush pastures of Mount Carmel. What are the lush pastures of Mount Carmel? The ministries of today can be compared to the lush pastures in the Book of Amos. What happens to them is that God roars as a lion, and they wither and dry up. Many ministries will wither and dry up (die) because they have sinned against God and have broken God’s commandments. They walk in idolatry and have not truly repented. Sadly to say, many have not recognized the judging hand of God upon their ministries because of their sins, and are blaming the devil. “The Lion has roared – tremble in fear. The Lord God has sounded your doom – I dare not refuse to proclaim it.” Amos3:8. (LB) God has exposed the wickedness of many ministries and let the world witness the shameful and scandalous spectacles of all their crimes. He has judged and will continue to judge leaders who are not walking holy before Him, and have used and manipulated God’s people for their own selfish purposes in building their own kingdoms. No longer will God allow uncircumcised leaders to stand before His people. As a warning, we speak to ministers who have not earned their ministry degree through measures of fasting, prayer, and dying to self, but are rather self-appointed, or have been placed by friends in a five-fold ministry office. Their driving desire for a ministry office has been motivated by lust for power and stardom, rather than a true love for the sheep. These men should remove themselves from their pulpits, for God’s judgments will begin to fall upon them very shortly. God is now upon the scene as a lion and will not tolerate unholy men in His Holy pulpit who are adulterers, liars, and cheats.
A NEW BREED
The Almighty God, in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, is raising up a NEW BREED of preacher, His true messengers. One who will minister His Word like fire, burning up all the dross of sin, and as His Word is administered, it will pound like a mighty hammer at sin! “Let these false prophets tell their dreams and let my true messengers faithfully proclaim my every word. There is a difference between chaff and wheat! Does not my word burn like fire? asks the Lord. Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashed the rock to pieces? So I stand against these “prophets” who get their messages from each other – these smooth-tongued prophets who say, “This message is from God!” Their made-up dreams are flippant lies that lead my people into sin. I did not send them and they have no message at all for my people, says the Lord.” Jeremiah 23:28-32 LB Yes, the Almighty God will have men and women who have paid the price of prayer, while seeking God on their knees to bring His people the messages needed to grow them up in Him. Thank Jesus for the few good holy preachers, but slothful preachers who will not pray and seek God, but get their messages from one another, who have never been observed, tried, or tested, will be removed through the judgment Hand of Almighty God, unless repentance comes. “But can you name even one of these prophets who lives close enough to God to hear what he is saying? Has even one of them cared enough to listen? See, the Lord is sending a furious whirlwind to sweep away these wicked men. The terrible anger of the Lord will not abate until it has carried out the full penalty he decrees against them…” Jeremiah 23:18-20 LB Church, get ready, God has judged many in leadership and will continue to do so, but now He will judge the disobedient in America and God’s general assemblies.
A MARRED VESSEL
n Jeremiah 18:4, God spoke to the prophet and instructed him to go to the potter’s house, “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.” As I studied the potter and his work, I was delighted to know that the potter never throws away the marred (imperfect) clay, but rather removes it from the Potter’s Wheel. During this process, there is a crushing of the old vessel before it is returned to the Potter’s Wheel the second time, and the potter begins to personally work the vessel with his fingers. Yes, God will put His very finger on the thing we have been holding back. Church, the writing is on the wall and time has run out! Turn away from backsliding and "Come Back" to the True Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and be willing to sacrifice and pay the price of holiness. Some of us have been pulled off the potter’s wheel and are being crushed at this very moment. God is removing preconceived ideas, and round and round we go on the potter’s wheel being formed into the Master’s dream. Some of us seem to be starting over and feel like beginners. What we once thought we knew is gone and our God is doing a new thing. Could it be that we are like the Marred Vessel? Do we have our own plans of how we want to be shaped, instead of yielding all to Him?
A HOT WIND
THE EAST WIND – What is the East Wind? The East Wind is fierce and violent. It is the chastening of the Lord and comes in the form of trials and testings (calamities). The purpose of the East Wind is to purge and burn. The scorching EAST WIND comes from off the desert and is the chastening of the Lord, for some have called it the BAPTISM OF FIRE. There is desert time ahead for many of us. “At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A hot wind from the bare heights in the wilderness (comes at My command) against the daughter of My people; not a wind to fan or cleanse (from chaff, as when threshing), but a wind too strong and full for winnowing comes at My word. Now I will also speak in judgment against My people.” Jeremiah. 4:11-12 Amp. Church, the winnower has come to Zion! As the winnower would winnow wheat, he would face the East Wind, then the East Wind would blow hot upon the wheat while blowing away all the chaff, and only the wheat would remain and fall at the winnower’s feet. Many of us will truly fall at the winnower’s feet in prayer as the EAST WIND BLOWS. “I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy…” Jeremiah 18:17. When the EAST WIND blows upon a nation or a people, the blessing is removed because God will no longer show His face, but rather His back, and great calamities will come in forms of trials and testings. This wind comes to do more than cleanse; it comes to burn up the dross. No person or denomination will escape the EAST WIND. God will deal with all sin and iniquity.
Judgment #1 – “And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and behold, it was a dream.” Genesis 41:6-7 God will deal with the prosperity and wealth of America. The seven thin ears represent a time of leanness (no prosperity) and the seven rank and full ears represent a time of plenty (prosperity). Many will have their pocketbooks judged and will experience a time of leanness when it comes to finances. These are the Judgments of the Lord! Others have withheld their tithe and love offerings from God’s work; therefore, they have stolen from God’s house, so they will be cursed with a curse. Our God, in Jesus’ name, will chastise all attitudes of greediness. Some feel they have to have money in their savings account so that they can feel secure. Now again, there is nothing wrong in having a bank account, but when you have to have it for your SECURITY, and God knows what is in your heart, He will allow certain circumstances to arise in your life that will deplete that money supply so that you can solely depend upon Him. In Exodus 20:3, it reads “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Many have made prosperity and wealth their God. What can you do if you are guilty? First of all, Repent! That money has become your god. Then, immediately begin to tithe and bring your love offerings to the House of God. Be wise and put your money into ministries that are doing the Lord’s work. If you are in a time of leanness (no financial prosperity), give to God His share from the little you have. If you wait until you have plenty, the EAST WIND will continue to blow upon your finances and great leanness will continue until you surrender to God what is rightfully His. Learn to be content in your situation of leanness and Praise the Lord!
Judgment #2 – “And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.” Exodus 10:13. Locusts represent pestilence, fatal epidemics, disease, and sickness. We will see great calamities of disease and sickness upon this nation like never before. God will judge the health of this nation. America has made “medicine a god” and forgotten that Jesus is the Healer. One reason that the Gift of Healing is not in operation today as it should be is because many truly trust medicine more than they trust God for their healing. Now again, I am not saying that you are not to see a doctor or take medicine, but what I am saying is this: When we depend more on medicine for our healing and never look toward Jesus for His Healing Power, then we have chosen medicine over God. America Must Repent of Her Sins instead of looking for new remedies to prevent diseases caused by her own disobedient acts. As pestilence and new diseases continue to break out upon the people in America, God will convince them that no medical center will have the answer. Some will run to this expert and that expert, but no answer will come for their sickness. In the end, we will have to fall upon our faces and repent that we have looked to man for answers instead of Jesus. We have to realize that God is the Healer behind medicine. Possibly, some of us have scoffed at faith healers who truly move in the Gift of Healing. God will allow you to be put into a predicament where the sickness affliction will require someone to lay hands upon you and as you are humbled, you will be Healed in Jesus’ Name.
A TIME OF ALONENESS
Judgment #3 – “And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshiped. And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:19-21 Job went into a period of mourning, everything was gone, but the Scripture tells us he charged (accused) God not foolishly. When the East Wind blows upon your life it can be a time that, very possibly, your money, home, and family are gone. It can be a time of mourning and great loneliness. How do you respond to this season of the East Wind? What did Job do? He blessed God first of all, and said whatever goes, let it go. Our attitude can be just like Job’s, bless God And rejoice in the midst of the trial. As you experience the greatest loneliness, separated from loved ones, hold fast: For when the Season Is Over – Joy Cometh In The Morning. “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:37 (Because of the length of this Prophetic Message we will be Posting a New Section Every Week for the Month of July. Don't miss --Part 3 next week.)
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