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Hang Ten: A New Wave Begins

  • Hang Ten: A New Wave Begins from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.

    Lord I wait here all alone, for a whisper from Your throne. I prayed that while waiting on some inspiration to come, unsure what to write about. I was waiting for a word of hope or encouragement, but all week, I had been hearing something else. I waited quietly for a while with my head resting on the keyboard here. Then I heard “Hang Ten - A New Wave Begins” and this verse was read to me:

    (Ezekiel 7:8–9 NASB) ‘Now I will shortly pour out My wrath on you and spend My anger against you; judge you according to your ways and bring on you all your abominations. ‘My eye will show no pity nor will I spare. I will repay you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst; then you will know that I, the LORD, do the smiting.

    Now I am a preacher of hope. My state motto is: "While I breathe, I hope.” This devotional is called “The Daily Word of Hope.” But I have to write what He gives me or the flow of the Holy Spirit is shut off. We are not to quench the Spirit because we don’t like the message, and we are not to despise prophecy (1 Thessalonians 5:19–20). Now I am nobody, and I hope that what I am writing proves wrong, but for those who have ears to hear, let them hear.

    All week I have been hearing “Sin has consequences.” I believe this is a word for the USA, but what is coming may affect other nations as well. Sin has become an outdated word in our culture, and we seem to have forgotten what it means, but rest assured God has not. We focus on God’s love, patience, goodness, kindness, long suffering, forgiveness, and I like to do that, but the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). God is love, but He is not the cuddly santa claus we have tried to make Him into. Nothing in scripture portrays God as “harmless.” That cuddly image is man-made. At His word the universe came into existence, and at His word it can cease to exist.

    A few months ago I wrote about the importance of standing in the gap for our nations. I began to feel our scale tipping. There is more sinning happening, than repenting and praying. Wickedness, injustice, abominations, and idols are rampant, while most churches are closed. When the scale gets tilted far enough, judgment comes. This is nothing new, for it happens all the way through the Bible.

    In the time of Noah, when man’s every thought was evil, and the Lord regretted that He had even created mankind, He put the one remaining righteous man and his family in an ark, and He sent a flood on the Earth that wiped out the inhabitants. Let’s read what led up to that:

    (Genesis 6:5–9 NASB)  Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God.

     Sin brings forth death (James 1:15). Widespread destruction came, but the Lord protected the righteous, and He destroyed the wicked. After this the Earth was gradually repopulated. Later Sodom and Gomorrah grew more and more wicked. The cities were filled with sexual perversion, and arrogance. They were haughty, and took pride in their abominations. Ezekiel writes about it like this:

    (Ezekiel 16:49–50 NASB)  “Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy. “Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.

    Sodom was so bad that when the Lord sent angels into the city to rescue Lot and his family, the men there tried to rape them on the night they arrived. Once again, God removed the righteous man Lot and his family, then destroyed the cities. In short, taking pride in your abominations brings the boom boom.

    The wrath of God is often pictured as a cup or a bowl in scripture that gradually fills up, and once it is full, it is poured out on the Earth. God is patient. He is in no hurry, for it is we who determine how quickly our cup fills, but once the vessel is full, it will be poured out. Our debt of sin is outclimbing the national debt, and that is impressive. Consider what the Lord told Abraham:

    (Genesis 15:16 NASB)  “Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.”

    The Amorites lived in the land promised to Abraham and his descendants, but the Lord waited four generations until their iniquity was “complete” before He removed them. He was patient, He was long suffering, but He also meant what He said. This happens time and time again in scripture, but judgment can be delayed. It can be averted.

    The Lord told Jonah to go and prophesy to Nineveh. Now Jonah took off in the other direction, but let’s skip over that and stick to the main story. It went like this:

    (Jonah 1:1–2 NASB)  The word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.”

    (Jonah 3:4–5 NASB)  Then Jonah began to go through the city one day’s walk; and he cried out and said, “Yet forty days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” Then the people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least of them.

    (Jonah 3:10 NASB)  When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God relented concerning the calamity which He had declared He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.

    Their wickedness rose up before God like smoke, and their sin was like a stench in His nostrils. The Ninevites were wicked, and they began to stink so bad that God could no longer stand it. So He sent His prophet Jonah to bring them a message: “Forty days and the city will be overthrown.” The people believed God, prayed and fasted, humbled themselves, and when God saw them turn from their wickedness, He relented and did not destroy them. Later they fell back into their wicked ways and the city was destroyed by the combined armies of the Babylonians and the Medes in 612 B.C. Our ticket out of this mess is repentance, prayer, and fasting, and to not fall back into our wicked ways like Nineveh did.

    Now I don’t want you to become scared. The wrath of God is not meant for His people. In each example I came across while researching this, the Lord protected His righteous ones. When the flood came, Noah was already in the ark with his family. When the fire and brimstone began to rain on Sodom, Lot and his family were safe in another city. There was drought and famine in the land of Israel for years, but Elijah always had something to eat. When Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians, Jeremiah was safely taken care of. The list goes on and on.

    God takes care of His people, but make no mistake about it, not everyone is His. This is a time to walk close, to turn away from sin, to repent, to fast, to pray. Don’t be fooled by those that who say this is nothing, for things are about to “double down.”

    (Galatians 6:7 NASB)  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

    (Colossians 3:5–6 NASB)  Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience

    (Ephesians 5:6 NASB)  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

    (Romans 5:8–9 NASB)  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

    The wrath of God is stored up for the “sons of disobedience“ while Christians are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Just as the night of the passover in Exodus, His blood will protect us from the wrath coming, but this is not a time for fun and games. A new wave is coming, and the Earth is about to shake once more.

    You can pray this with me if you like:

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You forgive me of the sins that I have committed. Wash me and I will be clean. Save me and I will be saved. Me and my house look to You for protection, provision, and guidance during this time. Please hide us away in Your secret place and give us wisdom to navigate the coming days, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.


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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

The message is clear, the wrath of God is real and if we do not repent and ask Him for forgiveness we are destined to fall into the fiery pit which is not what Our Lord wants for His children!  Lord Jesus we praise your name and pray for forgiveness and look to you and thank you for the love and compassion you show us!  In your most precious name I pray, Amen!!

Jul 26
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  AMEN

Jul 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.Please forgive us of all sins.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jul 27
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Praying for Sue today!

Jul 27
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you very much.We really need prayers right now.Had surgery about 1 PM and having recovery issues???

Jul 27
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father Forgive me of my sins. Protect me and my family from Your wrath. Lead us to safety. I praise Your Name

Jul 27
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I pray for forgiveness of all my past sins. I pray that you protect my family and cover us with your goodness. I pray for your presence in my life. AMEN. 

Jul 27
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)

 

I was told "the earth was ""flat""... in my heart for as long as I could remember, sitting back in "class" at school, I remember hearing certain things they would say with the little things I then had heard the bible said and wondering about them.

I knew something wasnt right.

Over and over again throughout my "schooling" and even after, I would hear them say certain things and then mentally try to wrap Genesis 1 around them in my mind trying to comprehend what the bible was saying.

Several times it came to mind that what they were saying... were they lying? That lie would be way too incredible (great) I thought. Look at all these pictures they show us of all these things. Inconceivable that they weren't showing us truth?...

In 2015 I realized these photos were idols. 

For other reasons (trying to untangle the theology I was raised with (heavy on the wrath) and reconcile it somehow with what the church teaches (extreme grace) I had begun peeking at the Hebrew and the Greek bones of scripture.

After looking up and seeing the sun and moon right there with some other things that we lump all together as "stars" and noticing how many other beliefs I had that were stacked up vapor upon vapor,  all the towers of knowledge in my mind fell down and I kinda really "lost my mind"...

There's so much to say.

Deuteronomy 30 points the way:

19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live...

After much processing things and many bumps and bruises...
I followed Jesus here. After reading and believing John 1.1-5 and seeing Jesus Christ in Genesis 1. Wrath is coming, in measure precisely with how we are measuring. For those who are following Him closely this word for wrath becomes like choosing life and seeing God "face to face"... Jesus made it "new"...

I didn't just make this up.
Nor did a physical angel appear and make a sound to me. The Kingdom Message is in our midst. It's in eating the manna/ bread Jesus gave us and seeking the treasures He reveals with His parables. I just "follow Him wherever He goes" and the helper teaches me. ♡

The water is the word. It washes us as we go and hold on tightly to "Every Word from His Mouth"

God named things with "Hebrew punns"... many have twisted some things... Jesus "loosened his sandle ties" and unravelled mysteries and made The Way of Life straight again.

We BEGIN choosing LIFE when we  SEE רא JESUS יעש in THE beginning. (the ה / life חי) and then we learn in spirit the words of life He shows us. We "see" and "hear" Him...

Let The One who is thirsty come and drink the waters of life without price. ♡

Many try to translate themselves and make their own things or listen to others about them.

This results in greater judgments as we get bonked about trying to make everything work out. Wolves have congregations surrounded already, trying to snatch the NT away from anyone noticing disparities of theologies.

They steal His Words away from people using very similar accusations as those who killed Him. 

We need to "keep His Words"
Find the vine & abide in it. 
His Feast is now. ♡♡♡

Jul 27
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

 Praise God  for  he is are only savior for all that is happening  we need  to  stay humble   in jesus name amen 

Jul 27
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for your love and patience with me please forgive me of all sin and wash me clean with your blood Jesus thank you RHM for this message 

Jul 27
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, thank You for mercy and forgiveness. Please protect Your people and provide healing to our world. Amen.

Jul 27
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Watch over us God. Help us ALL to be saved. It's so sad that even in families it's hard to get through to some. Forgive our sins. Have Mercy. In the name of Jesus Amen 

Jul 27
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord for your protection!

Jul 27
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Heavenly Father in Holy name of Jesus Christ.  Amen

Jul 27
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Lisa Aldridge-Mathson
Lisa Aldridge-Mathson

How comforting to know when we are God's people. I am so thankful for His mercy and grace, for His unfailing love. I am so grateful for the blood of Jesus that covers us. Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice that saves us and for the love between us that spares us.

Great Spirit filled message! Thank you for your obedience.

Blessings on your day, Lisa

Jul 27
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jul 27
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Oh yes Lord Jesus, please and amen

Jul 27
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 27
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! What a timely message! I wish that everyone could  hear this anywhere in this world!

Jul 29
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You forgive me of the sins that I have committed. Wash me and I will be clean. Save me and I will be saved. Me and my house look to You for protection, provision, and guidance during this time. Please hide us away in Your secret place and give us wisdom to navigate the coming days, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. And Amen! Thank you Pastor ♡

Jul 30