Exodus 7:3 says, And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. When I was a young student of the Word this bothered me. I almost couldn’t believe that a God who IS LOVE would do this to a man.
Over the years I heard a few sermons where this was mentioned and yes they comforted me and had a measure of truth but not fully and I really wanted to understand this.
As I walk with The Lord and see how the spiritual Laws that are in place regulate all that is created, I feel comforted and have a greater understanding on this. Now you see my reason for sharing, there may be others that want to know this!
When a person refuses to acknowledge a mighty work of YaHoVaH it is very much like refuting a Word of Knowledge…and can be worse. When Ananias and Sapphira lied in the face of Peter, it was not about Peter, but was an affront against the Holy Spirit because Peter was operating in the RUACH KODESH so they actually lied into the face of YaH.
They were slain on the spot!
Here is what I believe the Word shows us regarding the Laws of the Spirit Realm, (Kingdom of Heaven’s Rules):
1. The judgments of YaH are righteous and true and one way he judges is to allow spirits to come upon a person or an area of land. This is shown many times in the Word so we know this.
Here’s what it is…you get to keep whatever you want to keep. In essence, if you refuse to yield yourself to HIS will and come under his protection (which is one major benefit for doing it!) then you can continue to go your own way but the protection is not there to the degree it can be. AND, the spirits that you have been yielding to will be able to have their reign over you, and there are required sacrifices to that deity that will begin to manifest whether a person or nation understands that or not. (Rebellion being the entry demon and then his buddies follow with him.)
Right now all over the world, there are people who are called by His Name…who are filled with His Ruach HaKodesh, who are lifting up other gods!
YES! Gods like: continuing in pagan celebrations like Christmas and Easter and Halloween, prosperity (love of silver and gold and luxuries) and the love of power over people, and the next and greatest— refusing to honor the Shabbat of YaHoVaH and continuing to follow after the Roman Papacy.
So what is the result? The rampant exponential growth of the abortion rate is the result. The often -first born- are being given to Molech or name it whatever you want, but that is the result. It is the natural progression of events. It is the required worship of this evil deity and others of the like.
When Ahab was asking all the ‘prophets’ for advice on whether or not to go up against Ramothgilead and they all gave him great swelled words from “The Lord” which assured him that the enemy would be delivered into his hand.
YaHoVaH asks a question that should put the Fear of The Lord into the hearts of all people! We read in I Kings 22:20 He says, “who shall persuade Ahab that he would go up and fall against Ramothgilead?”
God will not always strive with man…
So here The LORD asks a question in His Court and in verse 20 and 21 the replies begin…one said in this manner and another said in that manner. There came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD and said, I will persuade him. 22 And the LORD, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And He said, “Thou shall persuade him, and prevail also, go forth and do so.”
So YaH deems that Ahab will not turn from his wickedness and so He is not willing to strive with him any longer so Ahab’s time is up. Ahab consistently used prophets to enable him to remain contrary to God in his ways, doing what he wanted and getting “God’s” approval. He liked the soothing sayings of the “prophets” who operated in their unyielded, fleshy mixture, so he was able to have what he loved and it led to his death.
We see the same really, in Exodus with Pharaoh. Each mighty miracle of God our Elohim was done to show His superiority over the various gods of the Egyptians. When he refused to acknowledge YaHoVaH in His Sovereignty well, he was allowed to keep his little g gods but then he has to take what comes with that choice.
So, when Pharaoh kept his angry rebellious attitude with YaHoVaH our Elohim, He allowed spirits to come upon him which is what hardens a person’s heart to the freedom of truth which is derived by obedience. AND, it is not that God has “put these spirits upon a person” as though it is His choice to do so…NO, rather it is that the person GETS these spirits because of the Spiritual Laws of the Kingdom. The Father releases them according to illegal actions that were committed.
BUT, I am speaking here of judgments and not just a one-time transgression of the Law with repentance following it. DO NOT be discouraged! Judgments like these examples are a result of deliberate and willful disobedience in the face of enlightenment.
Pharaoh was shown who was the ONE true God and he determined to keep his own deities. His deities had given him his throne, way of life and all his wealth and power. THIS God was telling him to let his slaves go.
Now, the judgments against America are imminent as shown recently by the indisputable Harbingers that have been disclosed by Jonathan Cahn. (I am not going to review them here for time’s sake, but if you are unaware of what they are, I would suggest going to YouTube and watching some teachings on them…or buy the books.)
I believe that the judgments are about to happen for all the Gentile nations. I also believe that the instrument in the hand of God will be the Islamic forces. (Vessels of Wrath), He will allow them to rise up and many will suffer at their hands. HOW CAN I SAY THIS???
Well, firstly, He says that if His people will not return to the land He has given them He will send the fishers. If they still refuse to return He will send the hunters. (Jeremiah 16:14-21) (KJV)
14 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
15 But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
17 For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.
19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
Herein is another facet to the Mystery of Lawlessness! Did you catch it?
He is using evil to drive His people back to His plan for them. It happens over and over again. So again, is this our Elohim being wicked? NO! It is the consequence of disobedience.
Have you ever noticed that “backslidden” Christians or non-observant Jews/Hebrews or even Christians who believe that the Law of God was done away with, operate in extreme wickedness? It is a wonder to me whether or not they can be restored and I suppose if they were not ever really HIS then they had the opportunity to taste and see that the LORD is good and if they found His law binding and then rejected His Kingdom and found the citizenry obtuse, well then they can take the road out and stay in the enemy’s kingdom (the world), and they will be ruled over by the enemy of their soul—EVEN if they do not understand who or what the enemy is and what that means for them…
Some recent examples of this in current events are people like Miley Cyrus and her father, Billy Ray as well. Then there’s the conjuring of Satan by Katie Perry in the Emmy’s who supposedly began as a born again Christian and whose father is a Pastor…
Here’s a fact you may not have heard; serial killers are often people who at one time were solid church-going Christians! How can this be? Were these folks ever really God’s people? Did He ever really allow His Ruach Kodesh to take up residence within these ones who now demonstrate such blatant disregard and rebellion towards the Laws of God?
There are a couple verses which will give us an answer as to what is a possible result of the absolute rejection of God, our Elohim and His offer of salvation after having had witnessed the miracles, signs or wonders of His interaction on the earth as He has manifested to people in their sight.
Over and over throughout the Scriptures we see how that after the LORD showed Himself to people or nations they were then subject to fierce judgments because of the amount of truth they had been shown. In the same token, they were subject to great rewards in the face of obedience!
Also, as an aside, when the LORD is preparing to bring His judgments on a nation or people group, he will show it to His prophets, and nowadays also, His apostles. In the case of Joseph, the LORD was planning on using him so mightily that He had to make sure that Joseph’s heart was prepared, hence all the suffering and trials.
When the LORD our Elohim, YaHoVaH, raises up a “Judge” (in the absence of a King) to give us the irrefutable Word of the LORD and people do not repent and shepherds do not fall on their face and “put on sackcloth and ashes” and fast and pray and repent…we are all in trouble.
So, I believe that is where we are right now. The entire Gentile peoples who have had a true visitation of YaH for 2 days, have the writing on the wall –so to speak. They have been weighed and found wanting and their judgments will be coming swiftly.
How can I say this? Who am I to say such things? Listen, I’m in it with the rest of the people, folks. But if you are paying attention, there is evidence all around you. The evil is increasing in intensity and the Hand of His covering needs to be sought with a repentant heart!
When we come to YHVH in our own way rather than the way He has asked us we are operating in the spirit of Cain. People who say that it doesn’t matter if they celebrate Christmas and Easter, or which day they honor the Shabbat, they are being like Cain. They read the Word and know what God wants from them but so many others that they respect and love are celebrating these traditional “holidays” that surely they must be all right. Also, to ignore history and it clearly showed that the Shabbat was changed to delete all things “Jewish” by the Holy Roman Empire (for which the punishment for celebrating the Feasts and the 7th day Shabbat was death in many cases), well, the onus is on that individual.
Also, please consider this example: Remember when you were first born again and so very zealous for the things of God and you read about how Aaron, brother to Moses, made a golden calf ….let’s look into this.
Exodus 32:21-24 (KJV)
21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
First of all, we must remember that Aaron is YaH’s choice as a High Priest! He is God ordained! He claimed that he gathered their gold and threw it into the fire and the golden calf came out. Do you remember wondering why God didn’t smite him? I do. I was incredulous.
Is it so far from what we are talking about? Isn’t it the same kind of thing? I mean, We want to celebrate the way we learned and so even though we know it isn’t of God we MAKE it about Him? If a heart is set on mischief this is the result.
Second of all, YaHoVaH had just delivered these people with so many miracles, signs and wonders and covenants that there was NO DOUBT who He is. WE TOO have experienced many miracles of deliverance and protection and provision and we are in no way less informed as to who YaH is! If you have true salvation then you are filled with the HOLY SPIRIT and have the indwelling of the presence of God! DO NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY.
IF AFTER ALL that God has done for you and shown you of Himself you still regard him among santa, christmas trees and the easter bunny, then you are worse off than Aaron because HE didn’t have the benefit of the indwelling presence of God like you do.
Please, I implore you, if you are reading this and you are still celebrating the pagan holidays and trying to incorporate the Messiah into them and if you are still a Sunday only Sabbath Keeper, repent. Change your mind! I hope I have helped you to do that.
It is never too late while you are still breathing air, but it will get harder and harder to do each time you reject the truth. I have made that case too, above, in this teaching. This is called “Soul Ties”.
The Mystery of Lawlessness is a vast subject and I have only touched upon it here. I will expound on it as the Spirit of God, (Ruach Kodesh) prompts me.