"THE POTTER'S WHEEL AND THE EAST WIND" PART #4
GOD AGAINST PREJUDICE
Judgment #7 “And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.” Jonah 4:8. What was Jonah’s problem? A severe case of pride: He had delivered a prophetic word to the city of Nineveh and it did not come to pass; therefore, Jonah wanted to die. As the East Wind blows on our hidden pride of life, many of us will be put in situations that we would rather die than to face our relatives, friends, etc.
In addition to the pride of life, the hidden attitude of prejudice will also be judged. Churches which are populated with white people will be sent black, brown, and other nationalities by the Almighty God, to test their love for the brethren. If your church is populated with black people only, the Almighty God will send some of the white race into your congregation also, to test your true love for the brethren.
If you have denominational prejudice against your brother, then it is possible that the Almighty God, knowing that you have been a strict Pentecostal, may send you a Catholic daughter-in-law to love, or possibly you are a “Devout Catholic” and the Almighty God will send you a Pentecostal son-in-law to love. If God’s people refuse to deal with their pride of life or prejudice against denomination or color – then we will be judged with circumstances bringing great humility in our lives.
FRUIT OF HOLINESS
As the CHASTENING of the Lord comes to our lives by the East Wind, much fruit will come forth. “For whom the Lord loveth he chaseneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” Hebrews 12:6-11.
Our Redeemer, forever loving His creation is come to the Church of Jesus Christ with the ROD OF CORRECTION. His chastening is for our good. As the East Wind blows and round and round we go on the Potter’s wheel, we will reflect the Potter’s dream, a people formed by grace unto His character, and above all, His holiness bringing forth the peaceable fruit of righteousness. “So see to it that you obey him who is speaking to you. For if the people of Israel did not escape when they refused to listen to Moses, the earthly messenger, how terrible our danger if we refuse to listen to God who speaks to us from heaven! When he spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but, “Next time,” he says, “I will not only shake the earth, but the heavens too.” By this he means that he will sift out everything without solid foundations, so that only unshakable things will be left. Since we have a Kingdom nothing can destroy, let us please God by serving him with thankful hearts, and with holy fear and awe. For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:25-29 LB To God Be The Glory! Thank you so much for reading this message. If you would like to make a copy or copies of this newsletter, you are welcome to do so. Make sure your copy is in its entirety and the message should not be changed. Judgment messages are very serious and those declaring them carry a big responsibility. Hilda Arredondo's name and her website http://www.uipwc.com and e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org should accompany this message as you print it. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail us. At this point we have no representatives outside this ministry and all business for the ministry is handled by hilda arredondo, 195 El Shaddai Rd, Opelousas, La. 70570