“In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished.” Ezekiel 6:6
Israel’s altars were laid waste and made desolate. Their idols were broken, images cut down and their works abolished. The desolation of God’s Temple was an abomination to Him and it was destroyed.
Financial bankruptcy is easily recognized while moral and Spiritual bankruptcy goes without notice. The abomination of the desolate temple of God, the Spiritual bankrupt (I speak here of the Holy Spirit), is a result of turning away from the knowledge of Truth and making the Cross of Christ of no effect.
“26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the Truth, there remains no more Sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.” Hebrews 10:26-27
Regrettably many gather on Sunday mornings at various religious institutions to worship another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4) while they sit under another gospel (Galatians 1:6-8). Their temple is desolate. They’re bankrupt and know not what they worship. The philosophies from the vanities of man’s mind have hardened their hearts and turned them from the Truth of the atoning work of Jesus Christ to break the power of sin. This Jesus in which they believe is not the only begotten Son of God, but another Jesus…a taskmaster with a very heavy yoke. Sadly for many, their’s is a false Salvation, while others are indeed born again yet they remain in Egyptian bondage. Satan has successfully corrupted the gospel they have heard and the Jesus they know.
To be clear, the devil cannot corrupt the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Atonement is finished and cannot be changed. However, our understanding of the finished work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross can be corrupted and it is done so through religion. That is satan’s goal. The result is spiritual bankruptcy…a desolate temple that is an abomination to God. These are the lukewarm of Revelation 3:15-16 who profess Christianity with their mouth but their hearts are far from God. The lukewarm bring reproach to God, therefore he would rather them be cold than lukewarm. At least the “cold” do not profess to be Christians.
“22 You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for Salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in Truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him.” John 4:22-23
The hour has come for the worshippers to arise in spirit and in truth. The endtime church shows Jesus on the outside knocking…not in the church building among the desolate temples not knowing what they are worshipping.
Jesus Christ is ALIVE! He is sitting at the Right Hand of God searching to and fro to show Himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9). The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free us from the law of sin and death when we look unto another Jesus; a Jesus without Blood to atone for sin or condones sin and promotes self will instead of God’s Will.
Desolate temples are governed by vain philosophies and mind the things of the flesh. “But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.” Romans 8:9
There are many who need to come out from among the religious institutions and follow the leading of the Spirit of God into all Truth according to the Word of God.
-Donna Clark Warren