|E. Swedenborg (1688-1772) wrote the following:|
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
" 2016, a year of decision. Will you follow, or will you lead? Will you surrender or remain stiff necked?
I have given My creation time to repent to get your house in order to come before Me in sackcloth with ashes..."
'clothed in sack-cloth and ashes represented mourning over evils and falsities, it also represented humiliation, and likewise repentance; for the primary thing in humiliation is to acknowledge that of himself one is nothing but evil and falsity. The same is true of repentance, which is effected solely through humiliation, and this through the confession of the heart that of himself one is of such a nature. That putting on sackcloth was a token of humiliation can be seen in (1 Kings 21:27-29); and that it was of repentance, in (Matthew 11:21; Luke 10:13); but that it was nothing but a representative, thus only an external thing of the body, and not an internal thing of the heart....'
"... but few have come.
You have taken great strides to distance yourself from your Creator. You pass laws legalizing the profane, you emulate the perverted. You take great pains to be accepted by the world, to measure up, to fit in. Few were willing to give up the gold of the world for the glory of a life dedicated to Me. I was not enough for you oh fallen man. I have never been enough for you. I gave My life for you, but it was not enough. I am sick of your perverted lifestyles and false religions passing as Christianity. Oh that man would repent and return to Me.
You have chosen darkness over light and refuse the goodness of your God. Little child, no time remains. Evil is at the door and its desire is to steal, kill and destroy. Too long it has roamed unnoticed in one nation then another, millions have been too busy to notice the spread of evil. Quickly is coming a time it will no longer be ignored. You will see you will weep, but to no avail.
Look to the past. See the brokenness of your nations. See how the evil has spread."