Crumbling of My Standards
I had just sat down in my quiet time chair I had a vision of what resembled a big glob of cookie dough suspended in air front of me. As I watched the glob of dough it just crumbled apart and fell away as then the vision faded out.
I asked the Lord, “What’s crumbling?”
He responded with these words:
In the image you saw is a crumbling of standards to live by. My standards as disobeyed in Ezekiel 22. A nation, which disavowals My laws will not and cannot survive my judgments; only the righteous ones will be protected from my wrath in that day of judgment.
Folly, greed, lust, pornography, all the evil is set about you. America, My once beautiful olive branch has indeed become foul, stagnant, and rotten. Not one leaf on her branches will be left standing in its place. I will reduce her to her knees right before her eyes.
Lift up your eyes and see and My signs all about. I have continued to restrain My power to judge this nation for the righteous sake. When I have removed them (righteous) out-of-the-way, then I shall swiftly move my hand to judge the wicked and they are many.
Lead your families into the ark of safety, into the shadow of my pinions. For I shall protect and provide for Mine. Leave all behind and come into My love, for I allow no one to touch My children.
Thus says the Lord your God.
Then the Lord directed me to read Ezekiel 22 which is about the crumbling of His standards
Judgment on Jerusalem’s Sins
22 The word of the Lord came to me 2 “Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed? Then confront her with all her detestable practices 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, 4 you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries. 5 Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, you infamous city, full of turmoil.
6 “‘See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood. 7 In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow. 8 You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths. 9 In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts. 10 In you are those who dishonor their father’s bed; in you are those who violate women during their period, when they are ceremonially unclean. 11 In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor’s wife, another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law, and another violates his sister, his own father’s daughter. 12 In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign Lord.
13 “‘I will surely strike my hands together at the unjust gain you have made and at the blood you have shed in your midst. 14 Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the day I deal with you? I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it. 15 I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you through the countries; and I will put an end to your uncleanness. 16 When you have been defiledin the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the Lord.’”
17 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 18 “Son of man, the people of Israel have become dross to me; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace. They are but the dross of silver. 19 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Because you have all become dross, I will gather you into Jerusalem. 20 As silver, copper, iron, lead and tin are gathered into a furnace to be melted with a fiery blast, so will I gather you in my anger and my wrath and put you inside the city and melt you. 21 I will gather you and I will blow on you with my fiery wrath, and you will be melted inside her. 22 As silver is melted in a furnace, so you will be melted inside her, and you will know that I the Lord have poured out my wrath on you.’”
23 Again the word of the Lord came to me: 24 “Son of man, say to the land, ‘You are a land that has not been cleansed or rained on in the day of wrath.’ 25 There is a conspiracy of her princes within her like a roaring lion tearing its prey; they devour people, take treasures and precious things and make many widows within her. 26 Her priests do violence to my law and profane my holy things; they do not distinguish between the holy and the common; they teach that there is no difference between the unclean and the clean; and they shut their eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. 27 Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain. 28 Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says’—when the Lord has not spoken. 29 The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the foreigner, denying them justice.
30 “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. 31 So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
Summary Ezekiel 22 is about the sin of Jerusalem but the Lord showed me that this is the status of America today. The Lord spoke to me in the early hours on July 6, 2014 saying, “America, My Olive Branch, has become stale, stagnant, and rotten. I will soon replace her.” He placed such emphasis on the word “rot-ten!”
In Verse 30, the Lord is looking for someone who will stand in the gap on behalf of the land so He would not have to destroy it, but found no one. Where were the people of God? Where was their collective voice that openly and boldly spoke out God’s standards to the nation? How did the nation become overrun by evil? It was due to ignoring the statutes of the God and not living by His Holy standards.
The people were as the dross of silver before the Lord and would soon enter His fiery furnace. The Lord was speaking through the prophet Ezekiel of the crumbling of the Lord’s standards.
The imagery of wickedness in Ezekiel 22, looks and sounds like America today. Where are the preachers that will preach the message of repentance to their flock? Why are Christians so stale, stagnant and afraid to speak out? We must call evil for what it is and quit allowing society to call good evil and evil good?
2 Tim. 3: 1-7 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, 4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these. 6 For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The time is short to enter into the ark of the Lord in order to escape the judgment, which is to come upon the wicked. The Lord is looking for a people who will stand in the gap and pray over this nation so that He will not have to judge it. Have we all become as dross before the Lord? Where is our burden for this nation to repent and turn from its wickedness? I believe we will be considered slothful and lazy before the Lord because we didn’t pray for our nation.
1 Tim 2: 1-7 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.
Walk uprightly and with repentance in your heart and turn from all forms of wickedness. Forgive others as the Lord has forgiven you and pray for America so that God may spare judgment upon it.
Micah 2:7 “Is it being said, O house of Jacob: ‘Is the Spirit of the Lord impatient? Are these His doings?’ Do not My words do good To the one walking uprightly?
Bro. Billy Nelson