On May 9th at exactly 6:30pm while driving back to Austin Texas a vision was given me of CHRIST RAISING HIS HANDS.
It looked very much like the statue in Rio de Janeiro Brazil OF “CHRIST THE REDEEMER”, but instead of His hands being extended to the side, a sign of OPEN ARMS, they were raised upwards. I was in the middle of intercession when it appeared so I reasoned that, it is Christ interceding along side of me for the ones I was bringing into God’s Throne Room. I got home and all routine and mundane things I enjoyed most appeared tasteless and I was led into more intercession with all lights out illuminated only by the moon outside peeking through the blinds. There was great urgency. The message: “Your brothers and sisters in Christ are under attack”. So I went to war knowing that the outcome would be victorious.
The Next morning, God would prove His victorious leading by the break through one of them experienced during the same time frame. I rejoiced and was encouraged to further obedience. I was at my desk when God brought a scripture to my remembrance ” NKJV Psalm 68:31 Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.” What does this all mean God? I understand that we are to lift our hands to you in adoration and worship and devotion, but why are your hands raised? That evening I searched the bible for places where it might have mentioned that Jesus Prayed, but it only stated that “Jesus Lifted His eyes to Heaven” not hands.
So I searched for lifted hands and came across Deuteronomy 31-32 and the scripture timeline was during the time of transition of leadership from Moses to Joshua, son of Nun and God tells Moses to write down a song He will tell Him. God is writing songs for future generation….including this generation
Deuteronomy 31: 19-29;
19 “Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and have them sing it, so that it may be a witness for me against them. 20 When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their ancestors, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant. 21 And when many disasters and calamities come on them, this song will testify against them, because it will not be forgotten by their descendants. I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath.” 22 So Moses wrote down this song that day and taught it to the Israelites.23 The Lord gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: “Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you.”
24 After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law from beginning to end, 25 he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord: 26 “Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God. There it will remain as a witness against you. 27 For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you have been rebellious against the Lord while I am still alive and with you, how much more will you rebel after I die! 28 Assemble before me all the elders of your tribes and all your officials, so that I can speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to testify against them. 29 For I know that after my death you are sure to become utterly corrupt and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to come, disaster will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord and arouse his anger by what your hands have made.”
Deuteronomy 32 depicts the song dictated by God to Moses, I encourage you to read it entirely, but the following passages literally stopped my heart:
15 Jeshurun[ISRAEL] grew fat and kicked; filled with food, they became heavy and sleek. They abandoned the God who made them and rejected the ROCK THEIR SAVIOR
16 They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols.
17 They sacrificed to false gods, which are not God—gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your ancestors did not fear.
18 You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.
19 The Lord saw this and rejected them because he was angered by his sons and daughters.
20 “I will hide my face from them,” he said, “and see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, children who are unfaithful.
21 They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding
39 “See now that I myself am he! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.
40 I lift my hand to heaven and solemnly swear: As surely as I live forever,
41 when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders.”
43 Rejoice, you nations, with his people,[e][f]for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.
I read it over and over again….GOD WILL LIFT HIS HANDS IN JUDGEMENT
NONETHELESS THERE IS HOPE IN REPENTANCE!!!!!
2 CHRONICLE 7:14 NKJV
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Furthermore, The Lord in His kindness has left the story of Nineveh for our Benefit and an act to follow.
When the Word of the Lord came for Jonah to go to the great city of Nineveh with a warning to turn from their wicked ways….and they obeyed…..God relented and withheld His judgment
Jonah Goes to Nineveh
1 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”
3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. 7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh:
“By the decree of the king and his nobles:
Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. 8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish.”
10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened.
To know God is to know His true character and who better to tell it other than Himself:
Exodus 34: 6-8
6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming,
“The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”
8 Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped.
THIS IS A CALL TO PRAYER AND REPENTANCE FOR THIS NATION!!!!
RETURN TO GOD!!!!