Know that this is the "standard" which was
prophesied by Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
The question which demands critical thinking is:
If the Bible contains all that we require to obtain an abundant life and answers all questions, why would there be this imperative to raise a standard?
The Bible can only become our standard when we can understand its directives from which we are to operate from. The Bible can only become our standard if we can solve the mysteries which unlock the power needed to comply. Yes, the Bible is our standard, but at our daily working level of its knowledge we have proven it to be irrelevant.
Isaiah 18:3-6 All you inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, as soon as a standard is raised on the mountains you will see it, and as soon as the trumpet is blown, you will hear it. For thus the Lord has told me, “I will look from My dwelling place quietly, like dazzling heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” For before the harvest, as soon as the bud blossoms and the flower becomes a ripening grape, then he will cut away the spreading branches. They will be left together for the mountain birds of prey, and for the beasts of the earth. The birds of prey will spend the summer feeding on them, and all the beasts of the earth will spend harvest time on them.
Jer 4:6-9 “Lift up a standard toward Zion! Seek refuge; do not stand still, for I am bringing evil from the north, and great destruction. A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has gone out from his place to make your land a waste. Your cities will be ruins without inhabitant. For this, put on sackcloth, lament and wail. For the fierce anger of the Lord has not turned back from us. And it shall come about in that day,” declares the Lord. “The heart of the king and the heart of the princes will fail, the priest will be appalled and the prophet will be astounded.”
Eze 7:1-11 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying, “And you, son of man,” thus says the Lord God to the land of Israel, “An end! The end is coming on the four corners of the land. Now the end is upon you, and I shall send my anger against you. I shall judge you according to your ways, and I shall bring all your abominations upon you. For My eye will have no pity on you, nor shall I spare you, but I shall bring your ways upon you, and your abominations will be among you, then you will know that I am the Lord God. A disaster, unique disaster, behold it is coming! An end is coming; the end has come! It has awakened against you, behold, it has come! Your doom has come to you, O inhabitant of the land. The time has come; the day is near – tumult rather than joyful shouting on the mountains. And My eye will show no pity nor will I spare. I will repay you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst, then you will know that I, the Lord, do the smiting. Behold the day! Behold, it is coming! Your doom has gone forth, the rod has budded, and arrogance has blossomed. Violence has grown into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, none of their multitude, none of their wealth, nor anything eminent among them.”
Isaiah 31:8-9 “And the Assyrian will fall by a sword not of man, and a sword not of man will devour him. So he will not escape the sword, and his young men will become forced laborers. And his rock will pass away because of panic, and his princes will be terrified at the standard,” declares the Lord, whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
A few wicked hands have created the abomination of desolation that will deliver anyone who does not meet ‘the standard’ into the ‘Day of Jacobs Trouble’. Without seeing the true standard we have manufactured the substandard. The substandard has become the standard and rocked all the virgins to sleep by way of the apostate church.
2 Tim 1:13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
2 Thes 2:3 Let no one in anyway deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first…
We need to turn from our apostasy or prepare to reap the world wind of His judgments.
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