“5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.” Job 12:5-6
Light is despised by those who think themselves safe. Those who are at ease, despise a lamp because it is “not needed”.
“12 For whosoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even that he has.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.” Matthew 13:12-13.
Seeing they see not and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand because they have despised the light and thought themselves to be safe.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
Fools despise wisdom and those at ease despise light. They are rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing. Please allow me to be clear, even robbers sometimes prosper, not only those who are in right standing with God. Don’t ever make the mistake of judging a ministry by their financial prosperity, whether it be good or bad. Judge a ministry righteously, according to the rightly divided Word of God…discern the ministry by the message they preach.
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” Matthew 7:24
To show respect of persons is evil. Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in Faith? (James 2:5) Those who show respect of persons according to appearance also show their own price tag and by whom they can be bought. Some can be bought by the religious soothsayers just as the damsel in distress with the spirit of divination who attempted to seduce Paul and Silas (Acts 16:16-18). The spirit of divination is rampant in the modern church and many have been seduced by these doctrines of demons to manipulate the Child of God out of God’s Will.
We are living in the days of the Laodicean church. As many as the Lord loves, He rebukes and chastens; otherwise we are illegitimate sons and daughters. Be zealous therefore, and repent. (Hebrews 12:8, Revelation 3:19) The end time church shows Jesus on the outside knocking. They are rich and increased with goods…they despise the light.
“Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20
Seeing, do you see? Hearing, do you hear?
-Donna Clark Warren