~~~~~ Often Reproved ~~~~~
Proverbs 1:5–A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.
v20–Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
v21–She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
v22–How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
v23–Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
v24–Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
v25–But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
v26–I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh/
v27–When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
v28–Then shall they call upon me, but I will NOT answer; they shall seek me early, but they SHALL NOT FIND ME:
v29–For that they HATED KNOWLEDGE, and did not chose the fear of the LORD:
v30 — They would none of my counsel: they DESPISED ALL MY REPROOF.
v31–Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
v32–For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
v33– But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
The above Scripture is a mighty pronouncement of God against the ungodly who refuse to answer when He calls them; or repent when they are reproved of Him.
It is a very dangerous thing to turn away when God reproves you for sin. God said it is a fool who does not want the knowledge of God. But to those who do turn at His reproof, He will pour out His spirit unto you and make known His words to you.
This is why so many people never do understand His words, because they have not turned from their sins when He reproved them. His word said they hate those who stand in the ‘gate’ = God’s way, and rebukes. See, this hatred of those God sent to rebuke or reprove them, is the cause of their own destruction.
I saw an old man stumbling trying to get onto the sidewalk a good number of years ago. My heart went out to the man, and I began to pray for him. Believe it or not, God rebuked me for this, and said to me (as plain as anyone ever spoke to me)– “don’t feel sorry for that man or pray for him; you do not know the evil that man has done. This is why he is in this condition.”
This was not anyone I knew; had never seen him before; nor since. But see, God knew this man’s wicked life and would not allow him to be prayed for. This is the truth before the Living God.
I went into a nursing home once. It was like a ‘hall of horrors’. The people in there were in the most pitiful condition. It was just sickening to see. I felt pity for them. But God said to me, this is the fulfillment of Proverbs one. They have mocked and scorned my words all these years; worshiped idols; taught idol worship to their children (santa claus, easter bunnies, tooth faries, etc.)
There were pictures of turkeys, pumpkins and all such all over the halls; it was around that time of year. God said, this is how they taught the children I let them have; so now, it is all they have in life. They are here in this condition because they refused my call; they did not turn at my reproof. So not, I am laughing at their calamity; I am laughing and turned away from them in their destruction. It is too late for these folks who worshiped idols all their lives.
People, I am not making this up; God told me this. He showed me this is the fulfillment of Proverbs one.
If you wait until your calamity is upon you; or your destruction is upon you, it will be too late then to call upon God; For go back and read v28– He said they would call then but He would not hear them. They will seek him then, but will not find him.
IF a nation or an individual waits until God brings His wrath upon them, it is too late to turn, repent, and call upon Him. You had better listen to God now; repent today; quit mocking and scorning the truth of God’s Word when it is presented to you.
You who hate the Holy Ghost’s working, you had better repent today if you still can. You had better humble your proud self at His feet and let him speak in tongues through you; let Him roll you on the floor if He decides to do so. Your pride will send your soul into hell, after it takes your body into suffering here.
If our nation waits until God’s wrath hits again to repent, it may be too late. If he turns His back on you, He may stop a child of God from praying for you. He told some of the prophets to quit praying for certain people. He told Samuel to quit praying for Saul. He told Jeremiah not to pray for those people in His day.
Don’t tell me God will not do this. It is written in the Word.
I hope this will help some you quit your scoffing at the true things of God just because your flesh and your little old fake preachers and churches speak against the true moving of God’s Spirit.
Be not deceived, God is not mocked; whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Your reaping day is just ahead; both you individuals and America.
God has placed this message on my heart for several weeks and told me to do it now. I hope and pray many of you will heed the warning. Don’t end up in a nursing home, unable to care for yourself because you refused God’s counsel.
Now, I want to make this clear; I am NOT saying that EVERYONE in these conditions, that this is the reason. I do not know that matter. I do know most of it is because of this.