FEBRUARY 6TH 2001; Still For Today
The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hated in the house of God. Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. For there shall be a day, that the watchman upon the Mount Ephraim shall cry. Arise and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. I have set watchmen upon the walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold her peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, KEEP NOT SILENCE. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that bringeth good tidings, that published peace, that brings tidings of good, that published salvation; that say unto Zion, thy God, reigns! The watchman shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall again bring Zion. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But hath in due times manifested His word though preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandments of God our Savior. Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publish peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among thy people, that thou may know and try their way. They are all griefious revolters, walking with slanders: They are brass and iron; they are corrupters. The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melted not in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. Reprobated silver shall men call them, because the Lord has rejected them.
GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME...