“Because My Word has been distorted and maligned by self-serving, arrogant heralds of foolishness and false prophets, I have brought a famine of it in your land. I have withdrawn its nourishment from those who do not crave it with all of their hearts. Only those who hunger after truth will now be comforted. Only those who crucify their flesh will be able to be trusted to carry My Word to the hungry and needy. For too long those who have been building cathedrals for themselves, mansions for their flesh, and ministries for their egos, have sought My Word only to conform it to their agendas and self-elevating missions, rather than teach My people to come to Me to find truth. I have put a halt to their folly. Only the foolish will soon be their followers.
"My remnant has been crying out for truth in a land where little truth is to be found. My holy people have been unable to find where the life of My Word is imparted. They have wandered from place to place, from teacher to teacher, only to find cold, dead words from cold, dead fools. Now I am about to raise up trusted vessels as guides to Me and My heart. Our intimacy has taught them My heart from My mouth. They have cast aside their own motives and have learned of My desires. They will lead My people to Me, not to their missions.
"While most of My church starves on predigested food from cold preachers and malnourished teachers, you, My remnant, will feast on fresh manna from My heart at all times. Your famine is over. Because you have craved only Me and My truth, as you come to Me, I will feed you directly. Take what I give you personally and eat, then nourish others who are starving. Hold them close until they are well-fed from My hand. Teach them to come to Me to find rich nourishment for themselves. I will then give them enough to give away to others.”
Jeremiah 2:13 NIV
“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NIV
13) “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,
14) if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Amos 8:11-12 AMP
11) Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but [a famine] for hearing the words of the Lord.
12) And [the people] shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord [inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food], but shall not find it.
How many people have you heard say that they can no longer find true words in the fellowships they have been attending? How many sincere, remnant believers have spoken of their discouragement in finding a strong, convicting Word of truth spoken from the pulpit from broken pastors who only desire to spend time with their Lord? How many times have you walked away from your fellowship or from so-called Christians, empty and starving? The Lord has sent a famine in our land to cause a separation in His church. He is calling out those who are tired of playing church and desire only Him and His truth. In their hunger, they have begun to seek God for themselves instead of having others do it for them. To them, He has been found.
In Hosea 4:6 AMP it reads: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you, [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God…” The mantle of anointing has been taken from teachers of the Word who do not crave only God, and spew only self-taught knowledge to their flock. Their words fall ineffectively to the ground at their feet. Those who do not have a priority of intimacy with God will soon find themselves without food enough to eat, much less enough to give away.
Famine causes hunger. Hunger initiates the search for food. The more you are hungry, the more food becomes a priority. The true remnant church is hungry for the food of His Word. We are becoming hungry enough to make our search for His Word our only priority. It will only come from Him directly, or from those instruments who seek to be like Him, spending enough time with Him to know His heart. Thank God that He devises means to draw us to Him!
Take me there, Lord,