|Micah 2 |
1 "Woe to those who devise iniquity and plan evil upon their beds! At the morning light they plan it because it is in their power [to do so].
2 They covet fields and take them by violence, and covet houses and take them away; so they oppress a man and his house, a man and his heritage.
3 Therefore thus says the LORD: Behold, I am planning a disaster against this people, from which you shall not remove your necks; you shall no longer walk haughtily for this is an evil time.
4 In that day they shall take up a parable against you and lament with a doleful lamentation and say, 'We are utterly destroyed! He has changed the heritage of my people. How he has removed it from me! He has divided our fields to our enemies.'
5 Therefore you will have no one in the congregation of the LORD who will survey boundaries by lot.
6 'Do not prophesy,' they say to those who prophesy; 'they should not prophesy to them; disgrace will not overtake us.'
7 O you who are called the house of Jacob: Is the spirit of the LORD restricted? Or are these his doings? Do not my words do good to him who walks uprightly?
8 Lately my people have risen up as an enemy. You pull off the robe and the garment from those who pass by securely, men returning from war.
9 You have cast out the women of my people from their pleasant houses; you take away my glory forever from their children.
10 Arise and depart, for this is not the rest. Because it is defiled, it shall destroy you, even with a grievous destruction.
11 If a man walking in a false spirit and in falsehood lies and says, 'I will prophesy to you of wine and of strong drink,' even he would be accepted as the prophet of this people.
12 I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like the sheep of Bozrah, like the flock in the midst of their pasture. They shall make a great noise because of so many people.
13 The one who breaks open will go up before them; they will break through, pass through the gate and go out by it. Their king will pass through before them, the LORD at the head of them."1
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1 There have only been two periods of the true Church: 1) the early Church founded by Christ's disciples, which disappeared around 403 AD, and 2) 1260 years after the true Church had been in the wilderness, George Fox broke through the gates of Hell to enter the Kingdom in 1649. Tens of thousands followed the disciples through the gate in the early Church, and tens of thousands followed George Fox through the gate to become the early Quakers. According to the Voice of the Lord: "The last substance of the early Quakers died out in 1880." To date there has not been another breakout. All the sects after the early Quakers continued in the ways of Babylon: adultery with the world, accepting sin of their members, substituting ritual for cleansing and purification, ignoring the teaching of Jesus, casting all the moral laws behind their backs, and celebrating a false salvation.
When the next breakout occurs, the same pattern will hold: the Lord will lead one man or woman through, and then together they (the breaker and the Lord) will lead many more people through — out of darkness, out of captivity to sin — to freedom from sin and into the glorious light of God, translated into his Kingdom.
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