Irreverence, Ungodliness, and Lack of Piety

Writer Author  Sylvia Huffnagle
Christian Article : Church  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer Dan :8:1-7: In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first. 2: And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. 3: Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. 4: I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great. 5: And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. 6: And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had there seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. 7: And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

8-12: Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. 9: And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10: And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. 11: Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12: And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

The Amplified Bible explains what the transgression of host of God’s people was:
Dan: 8:12And the host [the chosen people] was given [to the wicked horn] together with the continual burnt offering because of the transgression [of God's people--their abounding irreverence, ungodliness, and lack of piety]. And righteousness and truth were cast down to the ground, and it [the wicked horn] accomplished this [by divine permission] and prospered.

(Dan sees a vision of what is to come at the end of the age. He sees political powers warring against one another. He sees a ruler come to power that is portrayed as a he goat, meaning it was a male who butted or forced his way into power. He sees that the heavens will be shaken, causing stars and meteors to fall to earth. And he sees this he goat having power to stop evangelism and to forbid worship of the Christian and Jewish God.

He sees this he goat stopping prayer meetings and tearing down churches and synagogues and it says he was allowed this power over God’s people because of their transgression. The amplified Bible says God’s people had no power because of their irreverence, ungodliness, and lack of piety. Let’s go on and see what happens to them.)

13-14: Then I heard one saint speaking, another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14: And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (6yrs 4 and 3/4 mos.)

15-18: And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. 16: And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.17: So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision. 18: Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

19-22: And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. 20: The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. 21: And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. 22: Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.

23: And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24: And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25: And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. 26: And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. 27: And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.

(This article is to shout from the housetops the warning--the church who does not get back to reverence, godliness, and piety will not stand. I am urging churches to take heed to every Word of God. If they do, they will be brought back to these essentials. Because the Bible teaches:
True repentance and turning to God
Renewing the mind with the Word of God
Being separated unto God/coming out of the world
Receiving and living by the Spirit of Christ
Crucifying the godless carnal nature and being led by the Spirit

Those that do these things will quit feeding their carnal nature with trash. They will seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness with their whole heart. They will no longer think they can serve God and mammon. They will obtain piety by taking on the spirit that is in the Word. They will learn how to love God’s way. They will learn how to worship God’s way. They will learn how to dress and conduct themselves. They will have a heart to be about the Father’s business.

I address the church because it takes churches to be God’s powerful witness in the earth. Churches make a mighty statement to the world. An individual can do a lot of good things, but it takes a church to impact their community. And it takes true churches in every community to impact the nation and the world.

We need to impact the nation and the world. People are lost, hurting, dying, going to hell. People need to see Jesus. The only thing that will convince the skeptics on a large scale will be to see the body of Christ. They don’t know which religion is the right one or if there is a right one, but if churches are filled with God’s Spirit, they will see and many will believe.

Sylvia Huffnagle

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