Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.
To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.
The church is no longer God’s true church
These times are difficult. The church has fallen, and it is no longer God’s true church.
Maybe you’re still part of it. Perhaps you are confused, upset by what’s going on, and feeling alone.
You may have left the church, and you are wondering what is next.
Where are your friends? Where is your church family?
Are you feeling alone? Are you feeling hurt? Are you feeling betrayed?
Have you suffered rejection and persecution from within the church?
I hope and pray these words of comfort from Jesus will encourage and minister healing to you.
There is only a remnant who are truly mine, from the church as a whole. It’s lonely.
I was lonely. My disciples weren’t able to truly understand me until they were filled with my Spirit. They were close to me and loved me, but didn’t truly understand me. My family didn’t understand me.
No one truly understood me. I was alone, and lonely.
I understand your loneliness.
I know what it feels like to be rejected. I know what you have suffered.
You’re feeling and wondering where your friends are. You don’t have the friends you used to have.
You have come out of the church, out of the deception, and you feel alone. I know how this feels.
You are where I want you to be.
I know your loneliness. I know your fears.
I know what it feels like to be misunderstood.
I know what it feels like to be rejected.
I know what it feels like to be cast aside, forsaken, trampled underfoot, and disregarded.
I feel and know your pain, my child.
I was forsaken, betrayed, cast aside, and disregarded.
I stood alone, while my people shouted and cursed, wanting my death.
I was misunderstood.
My disciples didn’t truly understand me.
My life was lonely.
I know your loneliness, and I am with you.
Stay close to me, and I will fill you with my love and peace.
I am calling my people out, and away, from the deception.
You have been obedient.
You are faithful.
You are mine.
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. Hos 6:6
Trust me in and with everything.
I am in control, and you don’t need to worry or be concerned.
Everything is in my hands.
I love you so much, my child.
I have your interests and your well-being in my heart.
Don’t be afraid, but trust in me, always.
I will never let you down.
I love you so much, and I am truly pleased with you!
Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
as in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
and to listen than the fat of rams.