A Message To The Organized Visible ChurchesHandbook 2: Article 27 - Correction

"The world is evil, the times are waxing late, and the glory of God has departed from the church as the fiery cloud once lifted from the door of the temple in the sight of Ezekiel the prophet. The God of Abraham has withdrawn His conscious presence from us, and another god whom our fathers knew not is making himself at home among us. This god we have made and because we have made him we can understand him, because we have created him he can never surprise us, never overwhelm us, never astonish us, never transcend us."

A.W. Tozer

"An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely and the priests rule on their own authority. The people say, 'Speak to us pleasant things. Prophesy illusion.' And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?"

Jeremiah 5:30, 31

"Come forth from her midst, My people, and each of you save yourselves ...Depart! Do not stay! Remember the Lord from afar..."

Jeremiah 51:45, 50

5/13/00 - Thus says the Lord God to the organized visible church:

"My Spirit no longer strives with you to nourish you, cleanse you or revive you. I have removed your lamp stand. I have left you desolate."

Let all who can hear listen to what the Spirit says to the churches:

"How well I remember those first delightful days when I led you through the wilderness! How refreshing was your love! How satisfying! I remember your devotion, the love of your betrothal, your following after me in the wilderness through a land not sown. I had plans for you for good and not for calamity. You were holy to Me, the first of My harvest. I covenanted with you to be your God, you covenanted with Me to be My people. But like Adam you transgressed the covenant, like Esau you had contempt for your birthright. Why did you leave Me, your first love? What injustice did you find in Me, that you went far from Me and walked after emptiness?

You were not to know any god except Me, for there is no savior besides Me. But when I gave you the world as your pasture, your heart became proud and you built great palaces to house your pride. And when your heart was lifted up, your spirit behaved arrogantly; you determined not to be subject to Me. You said, 'I will not serve'. You thrust Me aside and rejected Me, executing plans but not Mine, making alliances but not of My Spirit, substituting your own doctrines, works, traditions for My word, My works, My way. Did you not know you had joined hands and heart with the spirit of lawlessness? I was amazed that you who were raised to life to be the radiance of My glory, the exact representation of My nature, so quickly deserted Me who called you by the grace of Christ. I was amazed to find you so quickly walking again the broad ways of the world to your own destruction.

It is the last days, the kingdom is at hand and there is no knowledge of Me in the land. Were you too feeble or too lazy for contemplation? Being unable or unwilling to raise yourself to contemplation, being unable or unwilling to behold spiritual reality and fill yourself with it, you dealt treacherously with Me and manufactured your own god, calling him by My name. You spurned My robe of righteousness and dressed yourself in heathen clothing; you bore alien children to fill My sanctuary.

You are the autumn tree without fruit; I have uprooted you. You who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, you who were made a partaker of the Holy Spirit, you who tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come have fallen into the hands of the adversary and he has stretched his hands over your precious things. There is no longer healing or remedy -- you have crucified My Son again and put Him to open shame. This time you drew the lot for His robe, this time your hands offered Him the sour wine.

I have stretched over you the plumb-line of emptiness. I have poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep; I have closed the eyes of your prophets and seers so all these future events are a sealed book to you. The kingdom has been taken from you and given to a people who will produce the fruit of it. I have left you desolate. The church age is over. My eyes are now on the kingdom."

God said to me:

"Now go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book that it may be a witness for the time to come forevermore."

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