Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring on this city and on all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.
There is a season in which we may hear and repent but there is also a point of no return. There is a point where the judgment of God will not be stayed.
Hezekiah was able, by God, to bring a restoration to the Jews. They had been in a backslidden state – They heard the appeal of God and the commands through Hezekiah and repented. This resulted in the greatest move of God since David and Solomon. See (2 Chron 29-32)
But then – Manasseh. Manasseh put an image in the house God! Yes! He put an idol made by hands in the temple of the LORD. See (2 Chron 33) This is a type of the Abomination of Desolation. This brings first, tribulation, which leads into the ultimate wrath of God just prior to the 1000 year reign of Christ. Listen to the LORD below concerning what Manasseh did.
(Jeremiah 15:1 [AKJV])
Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.
(Jeremiah 15:2 [AKJV])
And it shall come to pass, if they say to you, Where shall we go forth? then you shall tell them, Thus said the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
(Jeremiah 15:3 [AKJV])
And I will appoint over them four kinds, said the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
(Jeremiah 15:4 [AKJV])
And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.
(Jeremiah 15:5 [AKJV])
For who shall have pity on you, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan you? or who shall go aside to ask how you do?
Christians today are being called to the Ark of God, Jesus Christ. We are being called to sound the alarm. The Church is apostate. The Nation has altogether forsaken the God of all the earth.
Saints of God are being called to prepare for the worst times in all of human history, to return to prayer, to reading the Word of God, to warning of the coming sword and to call others to Jesus Christ, the only source of strength to endure the coming tribulation and the the only escape from the coming wrath of God.
Hezekiah came and explained to the Jews why the judgment of God “had come”. Jeremiah had to explain why the judgment of God “is coming”. Saint’s we too are charged with these things in the midst of our people.
See the parallel between Jeremiah and Hezekiah with regard to the explaining why the wrath of God comes.
1) Jeremiah Charged With Explaining Why the Wrath of God “is Coming”
(Jeremiah 16:10 [AKJV])
And it shall come to pass, when you shall show this people all these words, and they shall say to you, Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?
(Jeremiah 16:11 [AKJV])
Then shall you say to them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, said the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
(Jeremiah 16:12 [AKJV])
And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not listen to me:
(Jeremiah 16:13 [AKJV])
Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that you know not, neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods day and night; where I will not show you favor.
2) Hezekiah Explaining Why the Wrath of God “is Upon Them”.
(2 Chronicles 29:8 [AKJV])
Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was on Judah and Jerusalem, and he has delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as you see with your eyes.
(2 Chronicles 29:9 [AKJV])
For, see, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.
(2 Chronicles 29:10 [AKJV])
Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the LORD God of Israel, that his fierce wrath may turn away from us.
(2 Chronicles 29:11 [AKJV])
My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD has chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that you should minister to him, and burn incense.
We are now in the place of being called to warn of the coming Judgment of God upon our people. There will be a time to tell the people why the judgment of God is upon us. A short time of restoration will occur primarily within the Church. Then, or “at that time”, even as Manasseh, who came right after Hezekiah, and set an image in the temple of the LORD, so too, we will see the rise of the Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition, the Abomination of Desolation. This will enter us into the time of the greatest tribulation the world has ever known. At that time saints, you will be in much prayer, trying to stay alive, trying to stay un-incarcerated and still warning of the coming wrath of God just like Jeremiah warned the Jews in His time.
Please understand that tribulation does include the wrath of God, the judgment of God, but there is a wrath to which we are not appointed, it is the final pouring out of God’s wrath upon this world. We are approaching this now. The Ark is your refuge – Jesus Christ is your rescue from this last ultimate outpouring of God’s wrath as we approach the 1000 year reign of Christ. Saints you will suffer persecution. You will see some wrath of God but it will not be upon the obedient who take refuge in the Ark which is Christ. You will be delivered from the wrath to come, the ultimate and final wrath before the 1000 year reign of Christ.
There is no more promise of nation wide revival – no hope of saving America but a warning and a message from God. Here comes the sword. That is the message, The sword comes, nothing will stop it, turn to Jesus Christ for refuge and eternal salvation.
Even as they did not recognize their season when Messiah Jesus came to Israel through the blessed Virgin Mary in that time. Even as they rejected Him then, so too will this season be denied, not recognized, so too will you, the body of Messiah be rejected. The servant is not greater than his Master, Jesus Christ. If they hated Him, they will hate you too. Remember the entire body of Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. You are a part of His Body. Don’t think you will escape some type of rejection, persecution even death. If you are His, you will be hunted down on this planet very soon.
If you suffer with Him, you shall also reign with Him. (2 Tim 2:12)
All who live Godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (2 Tim 3:12)
(Daniel 7:21 [AKJV])
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
(Daniel 7:22 [AKJV])
Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
(Daniel 7:23 [AKJV])
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom on earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
(Revelation 13:6 [AKJV])
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
(Revelation 13:7 [AKJV])
And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
(Revelation 13:8 [AKJV])
And all that dwell on the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
This is our future saints. Get ready. Love Christ even to the death.
(Revelation 12:11 [AKJV])
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
We are rescued in Christ from the wrath of God – but many will die for not taking the mark of the beast. In the tribulation coming upon us, many Christians will be killed.
(Revelation 20:4 [AKJV])
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
But we come back with Jesus to a victory over the Antichrist and Satan. Just as the cross was meant for a defeat in Satan’s eyes, but turned to the glory of God and the salvation of many, so the slaughter of Christians which was meant for a defeat in the eyes of Satan, will be a victory and salvation and Glory to the Most High God.
(Revelation 17:14 [AKJV])
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
This is your future saints.
(Revelation 19:11 [AKJV])
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
(Revelation 19:12 [AKJV])
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
(Revelation 19:13 [AKJV])
And he was clothed with a clothing dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
(Revelation 19:14 [AKJV])
And the armies which were in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
(Revelation 19:15 [AKJV])
And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the wine press of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
(Revelation 19:16 [AKJV])
And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
(Revelation 19:17 [AKJV])
And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the middle of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together to the supper of the great God;
(Revelation 19:18 [AKJV])
That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
(Revelation 19:19 [AKJV])
And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
(Revelation 19:20 [AKJV])
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
(Revelation 19:21 [AKJV])
And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat on the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.