by Patte Smith on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 11:38am
After Jesus has helped us faithfully discharge our duty to share the Law & Grace of the gospel & to love our born & pre-born neighbors at the killing place, we take time to issue a sober warning. We do this after we have spent a few hours pleading for mercy for the little children in the Name of Christ. We have offered help to the aborting women & men & all of their co-conspirators. We have given them clear information about adoption & offered a ministry packet with great information & resources inside. We have spoken the mercy & truth as it is in Jesus. We have proclaimed the command of Almighty God: "You shall not murder" & "Shed not innocent blood in this place" & commanded them to 'Repent or perish". Those who harden their hearts against the gracious message of LIFE need to know that it is the Lord Himself whom they sin against & to Whom they will have to give an account on the Day of Judgment. God is good. The Lord instructed His disciples to remain in an area where they are received & welcomed & allow their blessing to abide on that place. However, Jesus also issues instruction to depart from the place where they are rejected, shaking the dust from their feet against those who are apathetic or hostile to the Good News. And when the heralds of Christ depart, a curse abides on the place.
We will notice that God always warns the wicked before He punishes the wicked. During the last 5-10 minutes or so we 'shake the dust' against the impenitent, as Jesus commanded His disciples to do. [Note: Remember as you read these scriptural warnings that many of the sexually immoral women & men who are murdering their babies at the killing places are professing Christians. This is also true of the clinic workers & even some of the abortionists. These presume upon the grace of Christ & His Blood.]
A friend has asked me to post the scriptures that I have been reading to Shake the Dust at the end of our ministry time. In your comments feel free to add to these with the biblical Words that you use to leave a warning to those who refuse to obey the gospel of Jesus Christ.
"If anyone turns his ear away from hearing the Law, even his prayer is an abomination (detestable to God).' ~ Proverbs 28:9
"If I regard iniquity (sin, rebellion) in my heart the Lord will not hear me." ~ Psalm 66:18
"When he is judged, let him come forth guilty, & let his prayer become sin." Psalm 109:7
"For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses." Hebrews 10:26-28
"Thus says the Lord...the One who formed you from the womb, 'I, the Lord, am the Maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself, & spreading out the earth all alone..'" Isaiah 44:24
"When the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away fromb the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might, when He comes on that Day to be glorified in His saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed." II Thessalonians 1:7-10
"Even the dust...that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom [than for you]... Woe! ...“Woe to you!...Woe to you!" Luke 10:11-13
"You are of your father the devil, & the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, & does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him...he speaks a lie...for he is a liar & the father of it...He who is of God hears God's Words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God." ~ John 8:43,44
"For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said: "No one sees me'; your wisdom & your knowledge have warped you & led you astray; & you have said in your heart: "I am & there is no one else besides me." Therefore evil shall come upon you ... & trouble shall fall upon you ... You will not be able to put it off (to cover or atone for it). And desolation shall come upon you suddenly... No one shall save you." ~ Isaiah 47:17-19,23
"I call heaven & earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life & death, blessing & cursing: therefore choose life, that both you & your seed may live..." Deuteronomy 30:19