Behold, I will bring before you light and you shall not comprehend it, lest you surrender your hearts to Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, saith the LORD.
Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD. LORD, when thy hand is lifted up they shall not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them (Isaiah 26:10 – 11).
God will judge the evil heart, the envy heart, the jealous heart, and the heart full of vexation of spirit. He will judge those who will not praise him nor delight in those who praise him. He will judge the wicked and the corruption of heart. He will bring to them their remembrance of heart, how they sorrow in his joy and rejoice in his sorrow. For who shall not delight in God shall not delight in his goodness and mercy and his lovingkindness. They delight not in his greatness and his supremacy, nor in his mighty wonders, and all that he has created under the sun. Even from the beginning, the greatness of God remains and who shall know the end of it? Who knoweth all that was done from the beginning? And yet the wicked find it hard to rejoice in the good works of God. They find it hard to rejoice and to praise him. But I tell you, if you find it hard to praise God now, how can you praise him for ever? How can you lift up this God on High who is worthy to be praised when you have vexation of spirit? Let those who rejoice in the salvation of God bless him and offer thanksgiving unto the LORD. Let them speak of his mighty wonders and rejoice in the great hand of God. Let them declare his truth to the world. Let them honour him and obey him if they love him. If you will not rejoice in the LORD and praise him and honour him, then why do you say you love him? Love is by action and not by words only. Be a doer of the word of God. If my God shall not be pleased by your hand now, will you then wait for the day of judgment? I tell you, many will mourn with sorrows who say they love the LORD. Search your heart and remove the wickedness from it. No one will enter the kingdom of God who does not love God. He that hath my commandments, and keep them, he it is that love me: and he that love me shall be loved by my Father, and I will love him, and I will manifest myself to him (John 14:21). Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him (John 14:23). Yet many say they love God but they will not obey him. They will not offer thanksgiving unto the LORD, nor praise his name and bless him. But they despise those who do it. All hippocrates shall go down into the pit. All imposters, all Pharisees and Sadducees who will not turn away from their wickedness shall go down into the pit. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart; I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings (Jeremiah 17:9 – 10). Search your hearts before it is too late. If God is not speaking to you, ask yourselves why? If he will not manifest himself to you and abode with you, ask yourselves why? The word of God is true. If a man love me he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode (John 14:23). God is not like man that he should lie. And if God is not coming to you, then search your hearts. Search them now; for no wicked hearts shall see the face of God. If you find it hard to rejoice in the exaltation of God, woe be unto you. Woe be unto them that rejoice in evil but despise good. Woe be unto them who rather darkness than light. Woe be unto them who hate their brothers and sisters but they say they love God. Woe be unto them who will not forgive but instead hold on to corruption forever. Woe be unto them who would rather praise man but not God. Woe be unto them who delight in the created but not in the Creator. Woe be unto them who love the world but hate God. Woe be unto all the vanities of the world; they shall go down into the pit. But the children of salvation shall rejoice. The elect of the living God shall rejoice. Those who love the LORD shall rejoice and there shall be no end of their rejoicing.