Let us weep between the Porch and the Altar, and also Weep as the Willow Tree.
We truly must draw from the source that never runs dry!
Here is a song, that I hope will be a blessing to you.
“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14.
This is a strange title today, perhaps.
First, let’s talk about where “weeping between the porch and the altar” comes from in The Bible.
“Let the priests, the ministers of The LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?” Joel 2:17.
Second, we will examine the ‘weeping’ in a Weeping Willow tree.
This is a small excerpt I found from a link about gardening know how. (No copyright infringement is intended.)
“Some believe the ‘weeping’ refers to the way raindrops stream down the branches, dripping ‘tears’ from the tips. Therefore, this willow is a beloved tree in cemeteries and memorial gardens.”
Where is our weeping for the sins of our cities; towns and Nations?
Where is our weeping for the sins in our Churches?
We see evil called good these days, and good called evil.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20.
Has our hearts now got hardened and hesitant to expose sin? Are we people pleasers, instead of God pleasers?
Is not adultery still adultery, and fornication not still fornication, in this day and age?
Is a homosexual lifestyle still not perversion?
Is killing of unborn babies in the womb, still not murder?
Is exposing our nakedness to everyone, now acceptable?
Note here, it is most important to state as we expose sin, the Love of God!
Jesus Christ died for all sins and dearly loves the sinner! He would have all come to repentance.
“The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9.
It is the sin He detests! Sin is a stench in the nostrils of God.
What is going on in our Churches often times?
To quote with permission, a man many of us know as ‘Adams’ in HKP Comments.
This was in the comment section of a recent article I wrote on HKP.
“Mama Joyce, these days, the commandment “Honor The LORD thy God with all thy heart is almost erased in most churches or omitted & replaced with something else.
Abba Father (Almighty God/Jehovah) & His son our saviour are no longer adored by many of us but rejected & openly mocked.
The most painful & shameful to me is the lack of respect for the powerful name of JESUS which is now abbreviated as J & you see some believers typing “In Jesus Name as IJN”.
Most churches are now deserted by many of our kids/youths, many Christian parents are ashamed of identifying as followers of Jesus Christ; the Sabbath day is mostly used for leisures; with some even arguing that the Sabbath day should be Saturday with others saying Sunday; immoralities are backed up with Bible verses in some Churches & hailed e.t.c.
You see lots of Division, Division & non Christian virtues! So, how do we expect to see the lifting up of the name of Our God & Jesus Christ?
But I thank God for the few remnants who know & honor their God & His son Jesus Christ. Whether Satan & all his agents like it or not, HE is still God!
HE is our hope & praise!
Jesus Christ is our priority, not last & must be honored in all we do. Its undebatable! My assertions please. Thanks Mama”
The more evil we see and hear going on the world, and even our Churches, we must address!
It is not an option for true Christians to overlook any longer.
Still most importantly we must operate in a spirit of love, and in truth and in spirit.
Getting back, can we move God even now with our Repentance?
True Repentance comes from the heart. The answer is, Yes of course!
This is an excerpt taken from a link I found on BibleTools.com (No copyright infringement intended.)
“True repentance leads a person to say, “I have sinned” and prove it with a 180-degree change of their direction.
Repentance requires true brokenness.
Repentance is NOT asking The LORD for forgiveness with the intent to sin again.
Repentance is an honest, regretful acknowledgement of sin with commitment to change.
Repentance leads us to cultivate godliness while eradicating habits that lead into sin.”
The Remnant is Rising up as we listen and Obey the gospel of Jesus Christ!
We will March on to Victory as we look to Him.
God bless you.
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” Psalm 50:15.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.