"If they had stood in My counsel,
And had caused My people to hear My words,
Then they would have turned them from their evil way
And from the evil of their doings."

- Jer 23:22

Has the man behind the pulpit we hear on Sunday morning, "stood in the Lord's counsel"?
Or is he speaking the "imaginations of his own heart", or perhaps the "traditions of man"?

As brother Zac Poonen recently stated, 'there are no churches preaching True Repentance these days."
Well, some of us are, even if it is from our garage or home fellowship. I was blessed to have been a part of an assembly that did preach Biblical Repentance for over 40 years here is SoCal. And the Lord has been impressing on me, and others around this nation, to share the Truth of His Word. My prayer is that more of those in the pews will begin to hear a Word like was proclaimed from Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Isaiah, and such words as from the Psalmist -

"Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Who is the man who desires life,
And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil,
And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth."

- Psalm 34:11-16

For truly, Repentance is not something we do at church for a few moments Sunday morning, but Biblical Repentance, such as God requires, is a way of life; a turning from sin to God; a "striving against sin to the shedding of our blood" if need be, knowing that if we are not diligent in our efforts to "put to death the deeds of the flesh" and "touch not the unclean thing" we will find ourselves wanting in that Day, having missed out on the promises of God to those who "overcome."

Yes, this is a hard word. But it is Truth, friends.

May we truly have "ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches."

God's Wisdom and Understanding to us all,
Michael