Zephaniah 1:7 & 8 says: Be silent in the presence of the Lord God; For the day of the Lord is at hand, For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests. “And it shall be, In the day of the Lord’s sacrifice, That I will punish the princes and the king’s children, And all such as are clothed with foreign apparel.
God desires real! Who I really am, not who I want people to think I am. Society has become comfortable and accepting of created “images” of people to the point that God’s people have begun to see that as o.k. and normal. But it isn’t…….God tells us clearly that we are NOT to carve images for ourselves, that is idolatry.
We must be true to who God has made us inside and out, living according to His standard for us. It is very easy to utilize social media in this day and age to create an image that isn’t true to who we really are i.e. success, beauty, and popularity. Once the image is created, it is up to us to maintain that image and God has no part of it. When we become who He says we are and we are real to His image (remember we are created in His image), then He will sustain His work in and through us. God knows what we think, how we feel, and what we will to do. Nothing catches Him off guard to our true intent and motive.
REAL can be silent and still in the presence of God and be heard by Him. FAKE on the other hand is loud, always needing to perform trying to convince and impress, only to be ignored. These are not the days to be caught in foreign apparel created by an image that make us a stranger to God.
Pray that America will become real by God’s standard, pray that this nation will repent of having a vain imagination full of pride and self serving to once again find herself humble before the Lord. The Body of Christ has suffered enough at the hands of fake! Let’s be the REAL agents of change that we are called to be in the earth, full of love, mercy, grace and forgiveness to be heard by God not because of what we say but because of who we are. As my spiritual fathers says all the time, “we must be Jesus with skin on”.