Bring Back…
”The Days of Ananias and Sapphira”

5-29-2010

 

 

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last.

So great fear came upon all those who heard these things.

 

And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.

Now it was about three hours later when his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter answered her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?”

She said, “Yes, for so much.”

Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” Then immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last.

And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her by her husband.
So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these things. Acts 5:1-11

Lord, “How long will you allow your holy called out ones to do every convenient thing?”

How long before you will turn your face from us because our sin exceeds that of the unsaved?

How long will you continue to extend to us your mercy, Oh God?

When will you finally say, “I have had enough, they do not even seek to change their ways”.

 

 

Lord, be mindful of us and again bring back the
“Days of Ananias and Sapphira”,

bring back that time when we your people had a
Holy Reverential fear of you.

 

Have mercy “by bringing” repentance upon us for there is no other way,
for we are a people of unclean lips and we dwell in the midst of an unclean land.

It is no secret to most believing Christians that the world as we know it is coming to an end. Earthquakes around the globe have intensified, Tsunamis, volcanoes halting air traffic over Europe, debt ridden nations one by one teetering on the verge of collapse while their citizens riot in the streets, slowing economies coupled with high unemployment have become the norm.

All the while, Arabs continue to threaten to wipe Israel off the map and terrorists continue to probe the defenses of America and western civilizations.

The Bible states that the Sea is in great turmoil, the Sea being the world. The Scriptures also give us insight as to the ebb and flow of the calamities that are to come and they will be as a woman in labor with each disaster becoming a little greater in intensity, longevity and devastation.

The days of America’s abundance are coming to an end and she will come to “a place called want.” Only a parent who has no regard for the welfare of a child would allow that child to continue on a path of destruction. The parent will lovingly address the child in a way the he would understand. In other words, you do not reward a child or even continue to act as if all is well but you bring correction in measure to the offense.

The Church has attached herself  to every wickedness. Our sin has become before the Throne Room of God. We no longer have any understanding of the Covenant of Marriage, over 50% of Christians end in divorce. We display greed over every material thing. If you do not think that the corruption within the Church is nauseating to God, then you are pitifully out of touch with His Spirit.

Many ministers (and I speak of All the Five Fold) desire the popularity of man More than they fear God. Many of them live in lavish homes and enjoy lifestyles that should make them blush with embarrassment. They take the widow’s offering and use it to buy multi-million dollar mansions.

Many of them will say I do not take a salary from the ministry;
I only use money from “my books and tapes.” Just where did that information come? Where did the anointing that is in those books and CDs come? Did these people somehow know these things outside the Sprit of God?

We are prostituting the Anointing of the Holy Spirit! Do not think that God will tolerate this nonsense much longer!

It is far wiser to fall on the Rock and be broken than for us “to cause” the Rock to fall upon us.

Several years ago, I had a dream but remember it clearly. I heard the word, “Mandate” from the Lord. The Lord was instructing me to have a wooden machine built that is essentially like an hourglass with the framework but without the hourglass and instead a wooden hammer was in its place.

The Lord impressed upon me the name of a friend, the one who will build this machine when it is time. It was to be portable and in the dream the Lord was telling me that I was to take this with me when I visited other parts of the Body of Christ. Then I was to place an egg under where the hammer would fall and then allow the hammer to fall upon the egg. When speaking with the Lord, I said, Lord, this will make a tremendous mess; perhaps I should wrap this machine with plastic to contain the broken egg.

And He said “No, you must allow the hammer to come down upon the egg and make the mess! Then you must tell my people, this is what will happen when they disobey me. The anointing is as fragile as an egg. When they do not obey me, they will break the anointing and it will result in a huge mess and great loss!”

Like so many of you, I have gone before the Lord asking the question, “What will it take to change us and our mindsets, what will it require to bring us in to that place of repentance and obedience, you Lord have demanded?

In Acts 3:19-20, the Word speaks of “times of refreshing”.

“Therefore, repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be erased. So that the times of refreshing may come from the Lord’s presence; and he may send the Messiah appointed in advance for you that is Yeshua (Jesus).

How will we ever find that place of refreshing without first crying out and seeking your face and not your hand?

Lord, it is our desire that your purity would prevail in us and your righteousness would come forth through us.

To those of you who read this and know you have given your lives to Jesus,

Do you love the Lord with all your heart and soul and mind, I know you do.

Do you love the Lord More than what man thinks or says of you?

Do you love the Lord More than the things He has provided?

Do you love the Lord More than all your family, friends and loved ones?

Do you love the Lord More than your rights?

Do you love the Lord More than your life?

For many of us, we believe these questions have already been answered but do we think and act as though these decisions have been made Or do we appear as ones who are still struggling to decide? The Lord knows!

Blessings to you and your house,

Steve Grable

http://jeremiah111.org/