Patsy Shelton
Sep 11, 2003

Judgment Is In The Land
September 11, 2003

Isaiah 42: 13-23 13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. 14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. 15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. 16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. 17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. 18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. 19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? 20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. 21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable. 22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. 23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Did I not say that there were two camps? There are those that cry, “ peace, peace,” but there will be no peace.” I have stood up as a mighty man of war, and there will be no peace as I go forth to bring the blind and the deaf by a way that they know not. The way of judgement, will make the crooked places straight and make darkness light before them.

In Noah’s day the cry went forth, and went unanswered. At Sodom and Gomorah the cry went forth, and went unanswered. Today the cry of “turn ye to the Lord”, goes forth but goes unanswered. Deaf ears and hardened hearts, unresponsive to the call of the Prophets in the land today. Saying in their hearts, “Oh He will not do these things, and judgment will not come into our land.” Oh, My heart is weary of these words. Do you hear the sound of rumbling in the earth? Can you not see the signs? These know me not, and destruction is at their door. “Oh, we can plead the blood, and no harm will come to us,” I have heard many say. But, as I live saith the Lord God, the destruction will not pass you by.

Is there a place of safety for My righteous ones? Yes of course, for those dwell in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Those that have made My presence their habitation. Not manifestation, not visitation, but those that have learned to live in the presence of the Almighty God. Not coming in and out like a revolving door, but have learned to stay in My presence, living safely underneath My shadow. To these I have become their refuge and their fortress. They will have perfect peace, no matter what comes, because they have learned to trust in Me. I will deliver them from the snare of the fowler, and the noisome pestilence. My feathers shall cover these and My truth shall be their shield and their buckler. They shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor the arrow that flieth by day. Nor the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor the destruction that wasteth at noon day. Because these have made Me, even the Most High there habitation.

My Spirit has diligently worked with the spirit of man to draw him into this place of habitation. This place of refuge, and this place of safety. But many were to busy to yield to His wooing, and many were entangled with the things of the world. Many chose to walk their own way, and to their own things, rather than to seek this place of habitation. Just as it was in the day of Noah, when the people heeded not the call to come into the safety that I had provided for them.

But, those that have hungered and thirsted after the presence of the Living God, shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty, and nothing will no wise do them harm. There are requirements for being under this umbrella of My protection. Those that have kept My commandments, by doing them. Those that have kept My precepts, ordinances, statues and judgments, to these I have granted refuge under My shadow. These things I have required of My people from the beginning. These things I required not for My sake, but for their sake. I Am God, the creator of the universe and the maker of heaven and of earth. I created man, and I laid out for him My Ways, which would bring to him long and happy days, if he would live life the way that I created it to be lived.

The Ways of life, I have given unto My people. But, it is as it has been for ages past, that man would rather do it His way, rather than walk in obedience to His maker. Woe, to these that have chosen to go their own way and do their own thing. Thine eyes shall see and behold the reward of the wicked. Those that have not picked up their cross, denied theirselves, and followed the leading of My Son.

There is a way that seems right to man, but the path there of leads to destruction. So know you this therefore this day, that the rebellious heart of man has brought to himself the destruction that is to come. The soul that sinneth it is mine, the soul of the father, and the soul of the son. I grieves My heart that My creation, and those of the house of God, will take the path of destruction rather than the highway of holiness.

Therefore, saith the Lord God, I have arrayed myself in battle gear, with a sword in My mouth, and I am come to make war against the rebellious among My people, and judgment is in the land.