THURSDAY, JULY 4
Scripture: Ezekiel 13:20-23
God says to these prophets He is against their way of doing business. He is against how they operate in ministry because they are selling themselves and selling their words of peace. The promise in verse 22,23 is very strong. It says, “Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and you have strengthened the hands of the wicked, so that he does not turn from his wicked way to save his life. Therefore you shall no longer envision futility nor practice divination; for I will deliver My people out of your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” Some of the largest churches in America are going to find that their congregations will be delivered out of their hands. In Ezekiel, God was fed up with the business model of plastering with untempered mortar and wearied with the fruit of it. I believe He is just as fed up today. Imagine the budget of a church with 5,000 people or more suddenly evaporating to a different place because God opened the people’s eyes all at the same time. Imagine the people seeing they were being plastered with untempered mortar that would not hold them, save them or deliver them in the day of the Lord. As people see the Judicial Christ showing up, they will begin running and fleeing to a safe place. God is raising up those safe places – make no mistake about it! The Judicial Christ is on the rise and ministries who are plastering with untempered mortar had better make a change. If they do not, they will meet the Judge Himself!