Title: Jesus Is Calling All His True Believers To Be "Uncompromisinly" Righteous At This Most Wicked Time In World History! Are You Listening?
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Fundamental Christians today are decrying the tremendous loss of meaning -- key meaning -- in the modern translations of today. We totally agree. At this moment, when Satan is marshaling his forces at the same time the Holy Spirit is withdrawing His "restraining power" [2 Thessalonians 2], Jesus is calling His true people to Himself.
What message is Jesus Christ sending to His true people, as we face today all kinds of pressures to compromise this belief or that doctrine so we can "cooperate" with other churches? Let Scripture tell us:
"Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, 'Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues." [Revelation 18:4; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary]
The End of the Age seems so close, we know this warning is exceedingly pertinent to us today. Jesus is warning His people that, if they continue to participate in the sins of our modern-day Babylon, He shall heap upon them many of the same judgments He is going to pour out upon the wicked. Perhaps this situation might be like that of Lot's wife, who was saved by the angels along with Lot, but turned into a pillar of salt as she paused once more to look back at the burning Sodom.
Jesus is calling us to be boldly righteous during this wicked age; the Amplified Bible Commentary restores God's original meaning to the verses where He is calling His people to righteousness, so that we can clearly see that the righteousness He expects of us is "uncompromising" righteousness! At this time when the word, "tolerance" and "compromise" is on the lips of seemingly everyone, Jesus' original strong warning needs to be sounded again and again and again, throughout the whole world!
We are going to give you a lot of Scriptures in which God used the very strong, bold word in the Hebrew that means "uncompromisingly righteous". You will then realize how very seriously God views the matter of His people not compromising with the sinful, wicked society in which they live, and how much He plans to reward those who refuse to compromise!
Let us review some pertinent Scriptures, all taken from the Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary, from the Amplified side, so that you may see how the original bold language of God's Word is restored to its meaning at this End of the Age. [Emphasis added]Psalm 5:12 -- "For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor)."
Psalm 7:9 -- "Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the uncompromisingly righteous, those upright and in harmony with You; for You, Who try the hearts and emotions and thinking powers, are a righteous God.[Rev. 2:23.]"
Psalm 14:5 -- "There they shall be in great fear [literally--dreading a dread], for God is with the generation of the uncompromisingly righteous, those upright and in right standing with Him."
Psalm 32:11 -- "Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you uncompromisingly righteous, you who are upright and in right standing with Him; shout for joy, all you upright in heart!"
Psalm 33:1 -- "REJOICE IN the Lord, O you uncompromisingly righteous, you upright in right standing with God; for praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright in heart."
Psalm 34:15 -- "The eyes of the Lord are toward the uncompromisingly righteous and His ears are open to their cry."
Psalm 37:12-13 -- "The wicked plot against the uncompromisingly righteous, the upright in right standing with God; they gnash at them with their teeth. The Lord laughs at the wicked, for He sees that their own day of defeat is coming. "
Psalm 37:16 -- "Better is the little that the uncompromisingly righteous have than the abundance of possessions of many who are wrong and wicked. [I Tim. 6:6, 7.]"
Psalm 37:25 -- "I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the uncompromisingly righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread."
Psalm 37:32 -- "The wicked lie in wait for the uncompromisingly righteous and seek to put them to death."
Psalm 52:5-7 -- "God will likewise break you down and destroy you forever; He will lay hold of you and pluck you out of your tent and uproot you from the land of the living. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! The uncompromisingly righteous also shall see it and be in reverent fear and awe, but about you they will scoffingly laugh, saying, See, this is the man who made not God his strength, his stronghold and high tower, but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness."
Psalm 58:11 -- "Men will say, Surely there is a reward for the uncompromisingly righteous; surely there is a God Who judges on the earth."
Psalm 64:10 -- "The uncompromisingly righteous shall be glad in the Lord and shall trust and take refuge in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory and offer praise."
Psalm 68:3 -- "But let the uncompromisingly righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them jubilantly rejoice!"
Psalm 69:28 -- "Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and the book of life and not be enrolled among the uncompromisingly righteous, those upright and in right standing with God. [Rev. 3:4, 5; 20:12, 15; 21:27.]"
Psalm 72:7 -- "In His [Christ's] days shall the uncompromisingly righteous flourish and peace abound till there is a moon no longer.[Isa. 11:3-9.]" [See footnote on Ps. 72:1. The ideal concept of the king and the glorious effects of his reign are described, the fulfillment of which is experienced in Christ.]
Psalm 75:10 -- "All the horns of the ungodly also will I cut off says the Lord, but the horns of the uncompromisingly righteous shall be exalted."
Psalm 92:12 -- "The uncompromisingly righteous shall flourish like the palm tree, be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon, majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible."
Psalm 94:15 -- "For justice will return to the uncompromisingly righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it."
Psalm 97:10-12 -- "O you who love the Lord, hate evil; He preserves the lives of His saints, the children of God; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the uncompromisingly righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart - the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection. Rejoice in the Lord, you consistently righteous, upright and in right standing with God, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness."
Psalm 112:6 -- "He will not be moved forever; the uncompromisingly righteous, the upright, in right standing with God shall be in everlasting remembrance.[Prov. 10:7.]"
Psalm 118:15 -- "The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents and private dwellings of the uncompromisingly righteous: the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength!"
Psalm 118:20 -- "This is the gate of the Lord; the uncompromisingly righteous shall enter through it.[Ps. 24:7.]"
Psalm 129:4 -- "The Lord is uncompromisingly righteous; He has cut asunder the thick cords by which the wicked enslaved us."
Psalm 140:13 -- "Surely the uncompromisingly righteous shall give thanks to Your name; the upright shall dwell in Your presence, before Your very face."
Psalm 146:8 -- "The Lord opens the eyes of the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the uncompromisingly righteous, those upright in heart and in right standing with Him. [Luke 13:13; John 9:7, 32.]"
Proverbs 3:32 -- "For the perverse are an abomination - extremely disgusting and detestable to the Lord; but His confidential communion and secret counsel are with the uncompromisingly righteous, those who are upright and in right standing with Him. [Ps. 25:14.]"
Proverbs 4:18 -- "But the path of the uncompromisingly just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more brighter and clearer until it reaches its full strength and glory in the perfect day to be prepared. [II Sam. 23:4; Matt. 5:14; Phil. 2:15.]"
Proverbs 10:7 -- "The memory of the uncompromisingly righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked shall rot.[Ps. 112:6; 9:5.]"
Proverbs 10:11 -- "The mouth of the uncompromisingly righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Proverbs 10:24 -- "The thing a wicked man fears shall come upon him, but the desire of the uncompromisingly righteous shall be granted."
Proverbs 10:25 -- "When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the uncompromisingly righteous have an everlasting foundation.[Ps. 125:1; Matt. 7:24-27.]"
Proverbs 11:21 -- "Assuredly, I pledge it the wicked shall not go unpunished, but the multitude of the uncompromisingly righteous shall be delivered."
Proverbs 11:28 -- "He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident in his riches shall fall, but the uncompromisingly righteous shall flourish like a green bough."
Proverbs 11:30 -- "The fruit of the uncompromisingly righteous is a tree of life, and he who is wise captures human lives for God, as a fisher of men--he gathers and receives them for eternity. [Matt. 4:19; I Cor. 9:19; James 5:20.]"
Proverbs 11:31 -- "Behold, the uncompromisingly righteous shall be recompensed on earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner! And [The Septuagint, Greek translation of the Old Testament so reads at this point) if the righteous are barely saved, what will become of the ungodly and wicked? [I Pet. 4:18.]"
Proverbs 12:3 -- "A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the uncompromisingly righteous shall never be moved."
Proverbs 12:7 -- "The wicked are overthrown and are not, but the house of the uncompromisingly righteous shall stand."
Proverbs 12:12 -- "The wicked desire the booty of evil men, but the root of the uncompromisingly righteous yields richer fruitage."
Proverbs 12:13 -- "The wicked is dangerously snared by the transgression of his lips, but the uncompromisingly righteous shall come out of trouble."
Proverbs 13:9 -- "The light of the uncompromisingly righteous is within him--it grows brighter and rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked furnishes only a derived, temporary light and shall be put out shortly."
Proverbs 15:6 -- "In the house of the uncompromisingly righteous is great, priceless treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation."
Proverbs 15:28 -- "The mind of the uncompromisingly righteous studies how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.[I Pet. 3:15.]"
Proverbs 21:12 -- "The uncompromisingly righteous man considers well the house of the wicked--how the wicked are cast down to ruin."
Proverbs 21:18 -- "The wicked become a ransom for the uncompromisingly righteous, and the treacherous for the upright, because the wicked themselves fall into the traps and pits they have dug for the good."
Proverbs 21:26 -- "He covets greedily all the day long, but the uncompromisingly righteous gives and does not withhold. [II Cor. 9:6-10.]"
Proverbs 23:24 -- "The father of the uncompromisingly righteous, the upright, in right standing with God shall greatly rejoice, and he who becomes the father of a wise child shall have joy in him."
Proverbs 28:1 -- "THE WICKED flee when no man pursues them, but the uncompromisingly righteous are bold as a lion.[Lev. 26:17, 36; Ps. 53:5.]"
Proverbs 29:2 -- "When the uncompromisingly righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh."
Isaiah 26:2 -- "Open the gates, that the uncompromisingly righteous nation which keeps her faith and her fidelity with God may enter in."
Isaiah 26:7 -- "The way of the consistently righteous, those living in moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relationship of their lives, is level and straight; You, O Lord, Who are upright, direct aright and make level the path of the uncompromisingly just and righteous."
Isaiah 53:11 -- "He shall see the fruit of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself which He possesses and imparts to others shall My uncompromisingly righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous, upright and in right standing with God, for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt with the consequences, says the Lord."
In this wonderful verse, we see that the term "uncompromisingly righteous" is applied to the coming Messiah, Who is Jesus Christ our Lord! Since Paul told us we were to imitate Jesus, we know we are expected to be "uncompromisingly righteous" in our lives.
Habakkuk 1:4 -- "Therefore the law is slackened and justice and a righteous sentence never go forth, for the hostility of the wicked surrounds the uncompromisingly righteous; therefore justice goes forth perverted." Judges in Israel were issuing unrighteous decrees that subverted justice rather than upholding it. Does this not sound like our own judges, who gave us abortion through a ruling that read much into the Constitution? We have judges across this land, who have issued unrighteous decrees advancing the New World Order agenda by judicial fiat, bringing us closer and closer to the time Antichrist can appear.
Zephaniah 3:5 -- "The Lord in the midst of her is uncompromisingly righteous; He will not do iniquity. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He fails not ...."
GOD DIVORCES ISRAEL BECAUSE SHE IS NOT "UNCOMPROMISINGLY RIGHTEOUS"!
Daniel 9:14 -- Therefore the Lord has kept ready the calamity (evil) and has brought it upon us, for the Lord our God is uncompromisingly righteous and rigidly just in all His works which He does, keeping His word; and we have not obeyed His voice."
Note in this verse that Israel was in trouble with God because she had compromised her fidelity, her national "marriage vows" to God. As God complained in Hosea: "... the land commits great whoredom by departing from the Lord." [Hosea 1:2b]
Again, God told Hosea why He was "divorcing" Israel as His nation bride:
"Plead with your mother, your nation; plead, for she is not My wife and I am not her Husband; plead that she put away her marks of harlotry from her face ..." [Hosea 2:2]
Just to make sure that Israel understood that God had officially divorced her, God says:
"THUS SAYS the Lord: Where is the bill of your mother's divorce with which I put her away, O Israel? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away." [Isaiah 50:1]
As you can see from these many Scriptures, God intended Israel to walk a very straight and narrow line, following His commandments and His doctrines rigidly. God demanded more than "righteousness"; He demanded a person be "uncompromisingly righteous."
In this age of great and unparalleled apostasy of the Christian Church, we need to shout this message loudly, clearly, and from the housetops. God never changes, never changes His mind, and never moves the goalposts. Anyone who is teaching doctrines that stray from the firm doctrines of the Bible, is leading his followers straight over the spiritual cliff into an eternity without Jesus Christ! The person who lead his spiritual flock over such a cliff will come into tremendous judgment, but the people of his flock cannot plead ignorance on the day of judgment with Jesus Christ. Jesus demands personal accountability, and will not accept any pleas that a person did not know that they were following a counterfeit, apostate "Christian" leader.
How about you? Take some time to do some really serious reflection upon your condition before God. If you are in a church that is compromising doctrine, you must leave that church so quickly that the door will not hit you on your way out. The Bible never, ever says that an apostate church can be reformed from within; rather, God's commands to His faithful in an unfaithful congregation is to "Come out from her, My people"!
"If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, is disloyal to what Jesus Christ taught, do not receive him, do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him into your house or bid him Godspeed or give him any encouragement. For he who wishes him success, who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed is a partaker in his evil doings." [2 John 10-11]
No other single verse in the Bible addresses the damage these Apostate Liberal Protestant Churches and the "Seeker Sensitive" churches are doing to the genuine Body of Christ! And, every person who knowingly continues to sit in the pew, and financially contributes, to a church they know is apostate or going apostate, falls into the last phrase of this warning:
"a partaker in his evil doings."
Finally, remember Paul's bold assertion that the Christian Church itself must open the door to Antichrist! Did you know that? When Antichrist arises, he can thank the support of current Christian leaders. Listen:
"Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the apostasy comes first, unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come, and the man of lawlessness (sin) is revealed, who is the son of doom (of perdition)..."
In other words, Antichrist can only arise after the prophesied Great Apostasy has occurred. Therefore, whenever an apostate pastor or teacher leads his flock away from key doctrines, and into doctrinal error, he is helping open the door to Antichrist.
Prayerfully consider how important personal righteousness is to God, for He demands an "uncompromisingly righteous" person. Is that you? As the End of the Age bears down upon us, you need to take stock of yourself, and see yourself as Jesus sees you, for soon you shall stand before Him.
Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.
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