Saturday, 22 August 2015

Shake the Dust Off Your Feet

Scripture: Matthew 10 v 14-15:

"And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city."

Jesus was preaching to the Jews, and His followers, about the powers we have as believers. He has sent us on a solemn assignment to teach and preach about our real heavenly home, the place we came from. Through sin and happenstance we have forgotten Heaven but Jesus came from there to remind us of its peace and goodness.

Those who refuse to hear it and rebuke you, chasing you from their homes, are asking for trouble. The Lord says we must shake the dust off our feet against that place. This is a symbolic act of a Sovereign Lord to bring His judgment upon them.

Jesus used the worst example He could think of, the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah which caused the cities to be wiped out with a firestorm of brimstone or sulphur. He said those who rejected His servants and Heaven would suffer a worse fate than that.

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God for His judgment if you have offended Him.  In John 3 v 17 Jesus says that anyone that does not believe in Him is condemned. The sin of unbelief in God's only begotten Son, the rejection of His Word, get you a place in eternal hell.

False prophets and teachers who bring in heretical doctrines; hypocrites; murderers; adulterers; drunkards; sex offenders will all be found there.  Those who live holy blameless lives before God can try to pierce the pride and sin of the condemned but mostly our words will be rejected and we must sadly shake the dust off our feet against them.

Last night we were at prayer in my lounge when 3 holy angels appeared with trumpets in their hands. They wore white shimmering garments. They were waiting for God to give them the signal. We were commanded to prophesy against the dragon and the hooks he has put into people's jaws to sin. We prophesied to loose them from committing grievous sins. Then the angels departed to bring this prophecy to where it had to go. God does not want anyone to perish. He loves all His children with an everlasting love, and His Word will not return to Him void. 

Prayer: Father God, mockers and scoffers will deny You and Jesus exist but we know You and pray for the world to hear our testimonies. We denounce everything that offends You in our lives and ask for the cleansing of sin by the Blood of the Lamb.  In Jesus' name. Amen.