On March 6, 2016 during my early morning prayer time, I received the following word.
“My Church is half asleep and half dressed. Deception rages within her pulpits with lies and promises of a Utopia lifestyle on this earth, free from pain, problems, and persecution. A Fairy tale lie of no sorrow exists in the sermons of this nation. My Bride has been fooled into believing all is well.
Where are the judgments prophesied? Where are the attacks? Where are the sounds of the battering rams tearing down our walls?
For thus saith the Lord, wake up from your slumber! Get dressed and flee your whoredoms of idolatry. Prepare yourself, for soon I will manifest My glory. In the darkest hour, My light will shine. My word, My truth will prevail, and out of the ashes of calamity, a new Church, a new Body will be revealed! The first church will be the last church and the last church will be the first. I always save the best for last!”
I questioned the Father regarding what He meant about the first church, last church. He explained to me the model and template of the first church (in the book of Acts) has ALWAYS been the plan; we are the ones who changed the original purpose, mandate, and mission of the church. We have been modernized as a church, but our message and our mission has been diluted! There is an ACTS chapter 2 part 2 coming soon!
After giving me this direct word, the Father began showing me through scripture the leaders of the church are falling into deception concerning this election. The church has shifted from a “judgment” is upon us mindset to an “all is well” outlook. This is a very dangerous position for the Body of Christ to be in.
A Utopia deception is now being perpetrated on the church, that a man (or woman) is going to change America, that judgment has been delayed and denied because of an election!
Just look outside the window, the earth is spinning out of control. The church is looking at a rigged stock market as God’s approval on our land. Or to say because it’s up, reaching higher, the Father has now looked upon us with eyes of Grace, and all the indictments against us are forgiven. We are being fooled into a deep slumber of deception!
Preachers say look at Nineveh, see God will overlook our sin (if we repent with our lips); we can have more years of plenty. Yes He does forgive and will forgive, but we are not Nineveh, we are Babylon!
The last time I looked at Christian television, I didn’t see any Jonah’s in sackcloth and ashes pleading with our nation to turn back to God! My mailbox is full of ministries asking for money, but few are pleading with God for a Reformation or Great awakening! I am not denigrating the ones who are crying out, but we are being led astray from reality. The church is not repenting, America is not turning back to God, we are hoping for a change politically to keep the good times rolling.
America’s church leaders fall prey every election cycle to anyone who says, “God bless America,” and promises prosperity for all! We have entered the Utopia deception and our preachers have led us here!
The Father gave me Jeremiah 23 and Jeremiah 28 to prove His point. This reveals to us that though we have a tremendous future in Him, the path in which we arrive is not a political one, but one that was paved by the first church. A Remnant church is being birthed in America and it will be forged in the fires of calamity! We will be no different than the first church. For sake of space I will highlight some verses, but I encourage you to read the entirety of these two chapters.
Jeremiah 23 begins with a warning.
Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:1)
The understanding of this verse is that God will not tolerate His sheep to be led astray to the slaughter. The shepherds are to lead His sheep into the paths of righteousness, into the confines of Holiness, and into the depths of His word. We are currently being led astray, out of righteousness, holiness, and His word.
Verses 2 through 8 are great promises to the Remnant church being brought together. I believe that is happening right now! Righteousness will be the fuel for this next great move of God!
Verses 9 through 17 reveal where the church leadership is today. Prophets and preachers are telling us good days are ahead but read verse 17 closely.
They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. (Jeremiah 23:17)
You can hear church folks all across America say things are going to change with the elections; maybe God has changed His mind about judgment. Maybe things will be better come January 2017. Please look at verses 19 -20 and pray and ask the Father, is the whirlwind still coming? Don’t let a prophetic person replace your relationship with the Father, you ask Him.
19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. (Jeremiah 23:19-20)
Two things I want to point out here in these verses. Number one, a whirlwind of calamity is here upon our nation. Though you may not see it in totality, we are in a vortex of judgment. The whirlwind also speaks of confusion. The church is confused right now, at this moment the church doesn’t know if God meant everything He said concerning judgment in 2015! We are in a whirlwind of a Utopia deception!
The second point is God is not the author of confusion and where there is confusion (as well as envying and strife) there exists every evil work (1 Corinthians 14:33, James 3:16). He said in verse 20 you will consider it perfectly, meaning you will understand clearly. When? In the last days! The last days should be our clearest days of understanding, not confusion. We shouldn’t be fooled by the Beast system parading politicians who ALL have sold out in some way to Babylon! Unfortunately we have believed a lie.
The last point the Father led me to is found in Jeremiah 28. He shared with me that the spirit of Hananiah is upon the church. Please read the entire chapter. In it you will see the battle taking place right now within the prophetic camps of the Watchmen of God. In the end Jeremiah was vindicated and the Truth prevailed.
Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
Therefore, thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD. (Jeremiah 28:15-17)
So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
I believe we are at this point right now in March 2016. One camp says so and so will be elected and all is well, the other camp says don’t let your guard down! Keep up the fight!
Whether the elections take place or are delayed, don’t be fooled into trusting a lie. There is no political solution to our terminal situation. Our only hope is in God directly intervening in the affairs of this planet. That’s His plan, and the church will fulfill His heart’s desire!
As a pastor and a watchman, I earnestly plead with you not to let your guard down. Do not walk into the web of the Utopia deception that is being spun in our churches, media, and through the Hananiah voices of this world. Keep preparing, keep praying, and continue to store food and necessities. The storm is not over, it has not been delayed, we are in the midst of it, and we just don’t realize it! The Church is about to receive her wakeup call and her marching orders.
1 Peter 4:17 will be fulfilled.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (1 Peter 4:17)
Author: Pastor Benjamin Faircloth
Benjamin Faircloth is the President and Founder of World Outreach Ministries International and also the Pastor of Ignited Church in Lavonia GA. His wife Jennifer is also a Pastor at Ignited Church, which was birthed out of a desire to see the glory of God restored to the church and to help others discover their destiny in Christ! Benjamin has been in ministry since 1991.
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