Isaiah 43:19
Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs
forth; do you not perceive and know it and will
you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in
the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
This prophetic word was given after a series of ministry to the body of Christ which took place in
many different denominations, non-denominations, Christian business meeting, cell groups and
before Him one morning in my time of devotions and was praying for the Church at large.  I had
been troubled by seeing the lack of commitment, complacency, and spiritual ignorance and
condition many believers have in their relationship with God the Father and His Son, Jesus
Christ, and yet ignorantly call themselves "Christians".  They sit in the pews of the Church week
after week and year after year going through the motions and doing what they consider their
"weekly duty", but yet the depth of their spiritual growth and maturity is nominal to say the least.   

The prophetic Word of the Lord given at this time was not long, it was simple and to the point.  
But mostly it broke my heart because it expresses the very heart of my heavenly Father and His
disappointment in those leading and feeding His precious flock, who have been entrusted with
the care and responsibility to educate, equip, exhort, and establish the Body of Christ until unity
of the faith and knowledge of God's precious Son, Jesus Christ, has matured in the hearts and
lives of His precious inheritance.  

Ephesians 4:11-16
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors
and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the
body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no
longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the
trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love,
may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ —  16 from whom the whole body,
joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which
every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. NKJV

“My people cannot see nor can they discern the truth, because their eyes are fixed upon
the things of the world.  They do not love me!  They cannot see that they are blind, because
they are deceived!  As long as times are good my people forget me, but when trouble
comes they run to me.  I do not want a double minded wife, but only one who is totally
faithful and true to me, to my commands and  to my ways consistently, says the Lord God
James 4:4-5
You [are like] unfaithful wives [having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your
marriage vow to God]! Do you not know that being the world's friend is being God's enemy? So
whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.  5 Or do you
suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused
to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love?
[Jer 3:14; Hos 2:19 ff.] AMP

In this fitting scripture, Apostle James is using the words frequently used by the Old Testament
prophets to imply those who are faithless towards God is because they have forsaken God by
fixing their eyes upon worldly things and all the stuff it has to offer!  God calls these things,
these people, places or things, IDOLS!  This gross idolatry is saying that these people were
literally guilty of the sin of unfaithfulness to their covenant with God by neglecting their duty to
him and by yielding themselves to the gratification of their own lust and passions in regards to
people, places or things and also their carnal passions and lusts!  The scripture in James says,
that this is liken an unfaithful wife breaking her marriage vows and having illicit love affairs with
the world by satisfying her carnal desires!

They had violated the obligation to “kill the carnal passions and lustful desires of the flesh (self-
denial),  to which they were bound and obligated to do once they committed their lives to Christ
Jesus!  We are told in the Word to “put on Christ, or to put on the new clothing”!  James is
endeavoring to convince them of the evil of this horrible offense against God, by saying that “to
be a friend of the world is to be an enemy of God”! To be a friend of the world means that, we
belong to another!  Satan is the God of this world and to be a friend of the world means that we
belong to Satan the devil, and all of his distractions, his amusements and gratifications which are
diametrically opposite of the activity, behavior and all that is distinguished from the church of

When the world comes into the Church, the church then becomes defiled and her spiritual vitality
stands on the edge and verge of distinction!  There are so many sitting in the pews of churches
today who are lovers of this world and are satisfied with what it has to offer rather than are
lovers of God and conform to His standards and pattern of holiness and righteousness!  Lovers
of this world show in their conformity to it by seeking their friendships from the world (worldly
minded people with the same likes and tastes that they have).  They prefer the amusements of
the world and its ways compared to where the spiritually minded Christians find their chief joy
and happiness in sharing and fellowshipping about the things of God and His ways.

Carnally (worldly) minded Christians make their worldly interest the biggest and greatest object
and focus of their way of living and everything else is insignificant to these other preferences ie;
movies (with violence, murder, sex, profanity, sexual innuendos, occult and etc), money,
exaggerated standard of living, fashion, size of houses, cars, adultery, fornication, dabbling in
the occult,  and magic, etc!  None of these tastes can satisfied at any given level as the craving
for these and other sinful things like them are insatiable!  This is why Apostle James says, there
are many professing Christians who are “God’s enemies” rather than His friends!  They have
never known what true friendship for Him is, and by their lives and their ways they show that they
are ranked only among His foes!  

It becomes the responsibility of every Christian therefore, to examine himself or herself with the
deepest introspection to determine whether or not they are characteristically a friend of the
world or a friend of God, and whether or not they are living this life driven by the high and
precious principles and standards of God's righteousness and whose associations are with those
who are the true friends of God.

The "Great Searcher" of our hearts cannot and will not be deceived or mocked dear church!  Our
appropriate place will soon be assigned to us, and our final Judge will determine to which
category of the human family we each belong.  We belong to either those who are friends of the
world, or to those who are the true friends of God!  This is our choice!
To be a friend of the world marks us as distinct enemies of God and this is saying that we
DO NOT LOVE HIM!  It is these whom James calls adulterers and adulteresses!  Breaking
covenant with God is breaking fellowship with Him and that means that He does not hear, listen,
protect or give notice to your cries and pleas in times of trouble!  To be far away from God in the
time of trouble is like being out on a limb with a saw in your hand sawing the very branch out from
underneath yourself!

In James 4:9, he declares:
“Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble
yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. NIV

This scripture from James 4:9 is parallel with Psalms 73:27
Psalms 73:27
For, lo, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go a whoring from
you. KJV

This is what friendship with the world will do!  All who forsake God for worldly preferences, are
said to have gone a whoring away from God!  This is indeed called “spiritual adultery! The
friendship of the world is these hypocrites god!  They committed spiritual adultery with the world
and cultivated this friendship in order that they might gain the horrible and final lot for
themselves called eternal death, thus perishing in the Lake of Fire for all of eternity!

**In this prophetic word, the Lord God Almighty said that “He did not want a
wife who was double minded, but rather one who is totally faithful to Himself”!

The only hope for any backsidden individual these days, is a true, sincere and deep repentance
in coming back to his or her Maker!
Luke 15:17-24
"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare,
and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I
have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son;
make me like one of your hired men.' 20 So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was
still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son,
threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 "The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against
heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

22 "But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on
his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and
celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they
began to celebrate.  NIV

The eyes of the Lord are going to and fro over the whole earth these days
searching for those whose hearts are totally devoted to Him.  He does not want
a double minded Bride or Wife!

We are living in the last days, and the horrible things that are going on in the world today
are incensing the ire or anger of God.  When the fullness of this wretchedness reaches the
nostrils of God the Father, He will arise, He will stand up, and for us in these last day times,
it is prophesied to be a very terrible time, greater in troubles than the world has ever seen!

This wretchedness has permeated the Church in every sort of aspect.  The false prophetic
and apostolic has taken root and God again is very angry about this abomination!

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests exercise rule at their own hands and by means of
the prophets. And My people love to have it so! But what will you do when the end comes?  AMP

The oceans obey God, but his people do not. The oceans remained in their ordained place,
obeying their Creator, but God's people had chosen otherwise.  Does not God have the right to
punish such rebellion?   Oh yes, and oh yes, He indeed does have the right and we can be
guaranteed that He definitely will punish it!

**But look at the hope for those who do obey and who are faithful to God and His commands.

Psalms 68:1-4
GOD IS [already] beginning to arise, and His enemies to scatter; let them also who hate Him flee
before Him! 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let
the wicked perish before the presence of God. 3 But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be
glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice! 4 Sing to
God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts — His
name is the Lord — be in high spirits and glory before Him!

5 A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation.
6 God places the solitary in families and gives the desolate a home in which to dwell; He leads
the prisoners out to prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. 7 O God, when You
went forth before Your people, when You marched through the wilderness — Selah [pause, and
calmly think of that]! —  8 The earth trembled, the heavens also poured down [rain] at the
presence of God; yonder Sinai quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You, O God,
did send a plentiful rain; You did restore and confirm Your heritage when it languished and was
weary. 10 Your flock found a dwelling place in it; You, O God, in Your goodness did provide for
the poor and needy.  AMP

Psalms 12:5-7
Now will I arise, says the Lord, because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the
needy; I will set him in safety and in the salvation for which he pants. 6 The words and promises
of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over. 7
You will keep them and preserve them, O Lord; You will guard and keep us from this [evil]
generation forever.   AMP

WHICH BELONGS TO SATAN HIS INTERESTS.  Again, this is your choice!  We pray that you will
choose eternal life and live your life now, as one of His Faithful Ones.  
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