I AM THE LORD, and there is no God besides Me!…
Yet the people kindle fire upon MY altar,
And steal from MY sanctuary!…
They cease not from destroying MY holy things!
For they are desolate and have no knowledge; they take not one word into their hearts and ignore My every decree. They have not known Me, though I have walked among them. Behold, they are dying and welcome death, though My life was poured out for them. They will not drink, they no longer wish to eat, that I might sustain them. For their every fountain is polluted, and the bread they serve is filled with rottenness.
Therefore, I shall vomit them from My mouth! For the lukewarm have no place at My table and have no interest in the truth, as it really is… Truth has departed from them!… Only pretense remains and is worn proudly. Thus falsehoods rise up, bearing chains of imprisonment; harlotries increase bringing forth illness, infecting the whole of the body. Therefore shall their fornications eat their flesh, as their new wine inflames them. For insolent cords bind the proud, and rebellion is a rope by which the foolish hang themselves, says The Lord.
For I am God over all the earth! And lo, I have indeed drawn back My hand, that you may fall… Behold, My Spirit is removed, that you may do all this wickedness which dwells within your hearts. For the nations have no favor with God, and the people called by My name do not know Me. Therefore must I also stretch out My arm, and perform all I have spoken against them… I shall bring every word to pass, of which I have spoken in My anger; every Letter shall be accomplished, that My wrath may be satisfied.
My people, how long shall you pollute My name?!
How long shall you forsake My Sabbaths?!…
My people forsake My ways and will not hallow My Sabbaths;
Behold, My Commandments have no place in their hearts…
Therefore, the dissident shall never prosper, for My every word is law!
Thus shall I kindle a fire in their courts,
And bring upon them a fierce wind…
Great disaster shall befall them in one day!
Woe to those who cry, “Immanu El”, then break My Commandments by permission, in HIS name!… You know nothing of grace, and from you My Spirit is far removed!
Woe to those who say, “We are delivered”, then persecute those sent to them!… That by which you have judged shall return atop your own heads!
Woe to those who love their houses of worship, and lift up empty praise in My name, then turn their backs on the word of My mouth and refuse My correction!… You have secured your place in the valley!
Woe to those who stop their ears to the voice of God, and follow after men!… Yours shall be a bitter place, filled with remorse and many tears! Hardship and troubles shall be your daily bread!
Woe to every man who teaches eternal torment and preaches everlasting burning!… Woe to all those who embrace wicked and bitter doctrine, and hold it over the heads of the ignorant!…
I DO NOT KNOW YOU! NOR HAVE YOU ANY KNOWLEDGE, OF WHO I TRULY AM, AT ALL! For your famine is great, your poverty severe!… A very desolate people. Offer up no praises to My glory, and make no open supplications. I will not listen to your cause, nor will I hear your prayers… I do not accept your worship, says The Lord.