Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Soul Who Sins Shall Die!


I would like to share a word that the Holy Spirit gave me while me and my husband were praying tonight because I do believe the Lord is using many vessels to warn sinners to repent and believe the gospel for them to be able to live! So, I am obeying this call for the rest of my days by the power of the Holy Spirit and His strenght!

When we were praying there was a strong presence of the Lord and I could not hold my tears and I heard: EZEKIEL 18.   I do understand that this message of Ezekiel 18 was for the people of Judah, but the message of Ezekiel 18 calls us to change our minds (repent) in order to LIVE.

A False Proverb Refuted

1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, 2 “What do you mean when you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying:

‘ The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
And the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

3As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel.
4 Behold, all souls are Mine;
The soul of the father
As well as the soul of the son is Mine
;
The soul who sins shall die.
5 But if a man is just
And does what is lawful and right;
6 If he has not eaten on the mountains,
Nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel,
Nor defiled his neighbor’s wife,
Nor approached a woman during her impurity;
7 If he has not oppressed anyone,
But has restored to the debtor his pledge;
Has robbed no one by violence,
But has given his bread to the hungry
And covered the naked with clothing;
8 If he has not exacted usury
Nor taken any increase,
But has withdrawn his hand from iniquity
And executed true judgment between man and man;
9 If he has walked in My statutes
And kept My judgments faithfully—
He is just;
He shall surely live!”
Says the Lord GOD.
10“ If he begets a son who is a robber
Or a shedder of blood,
Who does any of these things
11 And does none of those duties,
But has eaten on the mountains
Or defiled his neighbor’s wife;
12 If he has oppressed the poor and needy,
Robbed by violence,
Not restored the pledge,
Lifted his eyes to the idols,
Or committed abomination;
13 If he has exacted usury
Or taken increase—
Shall he then live?
He shall not live!
If he has done any of these abominations,
He shall surely die;
His blood shall be upon him.
14If, however, he begets a son
Who sees all the sins which his father has done,
And considers but does not do likewise;
15 Who has not eaten on the mountains,
Nor lifted his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel,
Nor defiled his neighbor’s wife;
16 Has not oppressed anyone,
Nor withheld a pledge,
Nor robbed by violence,
But has given his bread to the hungry
And covered the naked with clothing;
17 Who has withdrawn his hand from the poor[a]
And not received usury or increase,
But has executed My judgments
And walked in My statutes—
He shall not die for the iniquity of his father;
He shall surely live!
18As for his father,
Because he cruelly oppressed,
Robbed his brother by violence,
And did what is not good among his people,
Behold, he shall die for his iniquity.


Turn and Live

19 “Yet you say, ‘Why should the son not bear the guilt of the father?’ Because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes and observed them, he shall surely live. 20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself. 21 “But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 22 None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live. 23 Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?” says the Lord GOD, “and not that he should turn from his ways and live? 24 “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die.
25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? 26 When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies. 27 Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. 28 Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 29 Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair? 30 “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord GOD. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. 31 Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord GOD. “Therefore turn and live!”

I believe the Lord wants to warn everyone that He is a loving God, but He is  also the Judge of those who are wicked and do not want to repent (change their mind and think differently) and obey His commands! His ways are fair and are just, but if you do not live according to His standards you will definitely be judged by God! And these are His words, not mine!

The Lord does not want any of us to perish or die, but in order to live we need to live for Him, we need to live according to what He says we must do and those who obey Him will definetely live and live forever with Him! And the key to obey is first to BELIEVE!

This is the call the Lord is doing today for those who believe that the sins of their parents will always have power upon their lives, and vice-verse, this is not true! If you repent (change your mind, think differenly), believe the gospel and turn away from your sins today and live for Christ, no curse, no familiar spirits will be upon your lives any longer, you have just to give the first step thinking differently today!

This is also a call for those who believe that just because they are children of apostles, pastors, evangelists, prophets, etc....they are true christians or followers of Christ! You are not a follower of Christ just because you have a faithful father, mother, cousin, son, daughter, etc...You are only a follower of Christ IF you BELIEVE the gospel, REPENT and DO what JESUS tells you to do! And the Lord does not ask anyone to be sinning and keep sinning. So, IF you BELIEVE the gospel, REPENT and follow Christ and His ways you will live, but if you keep in this life of sin you will surely die, for the wages of sin is death!

I pray that this message may help you understand that the soul that sins shall die,I pray that you believe this message and act upon it in the name of Jesus Christ.

John 3:18

He who believes in Him (Jesus Christ)  is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

In the love of Christ,

Cynthia R. Palmer
Matthew 7:13-14