Shemitahs, harbingers and blood moons are interesting enough. They must be, as many books as they have sold…and yes, I bought each and every one of them. However, as for me, I always felt a sense of conviction when I would delve off too far in these books. I know some have gotten carried away in seeking these signs and left God back at the corner of Calvary Road and Distraction Avenue. Prophecy never looks backwards. A Word from God will always call His children back into covenant faithfulness with Him. The watchman’s warning will always be conditional. The result will depend on the response of the people to which the prophecy was given. Just as Jonah’s preaching to the Ninevites caused them to change their wicked ways and turn back to God. Furthermore, a personal prophecy is never given to a person for direction in their life unless it confirms something God has already placed on their heart.
Many Christians understand the finished work of Jesus Christ for salvation but don’t understand His finished work for sanctification. To go deeper with God, we have to continue to seek God…not signs. Obviously, I am far from perfect. This sanctification process is a continual work in me, as it is all of us. God is keeping me pretty busy in His Word, revealing things in me that are contrary to His ways. Many times I try to share these things in hopes of helping others. Unfortunately, I feel some believe their sanctification process is complete. In an attempt to go deeper with God, they step outside of God’s plan and jump right in the middle of the enemy’s snare. This keeps them busy for a while until the next best seller comes out. I don’t live in condemnation of these ways of mine. The Bible tells me that my carnal mind is at enmity with God (Romans 8:7) but I am grateful that God is taking His time to reveal this to me…that is as long as I’m seeking His ways and not man’s ways. This is part of God’s grace. The more I say yes to Him, the easier it is to say no to my flesh. The Lord equips us to live holy through the Holy Spirit. I can’t do this on my own and still have a long way to go…but God is faithful and longsuffering. God won’t stop as long as I don’t stop and just when I think I’m “there”, He shows me there is more. Hallelujah!
As for me, everyday is Jubilee! I don’t have to wait every seven years for a blessing. I don’t completely depend on God every seven years, I depend on Him every day of my life. I don’t need a sign of the times, I can watch the news and read the prophets…I know time is running out for the lost. I understand the Bible says God will show wonders in heaven above (Acts 2:19) and am in awe of God’s glorious Word and Works.
As for me, I have the real thing…I have Jesus Christ. It is His Gospel that drew me in and saved my soul and it is His Gospel that continues to work in my heart. This life saving, heart changing Gospel of Jesus is what I want everyone to know and to grow in His knowledge through HIM…not Shemitahs, harbingers and blood moons. But that’s just me…Donna Warren.