ADULTEROUS Generation Seeks a Sign | SHO BARAKA says “Aint nobody livin it.”

Adulterous Generation Seeks a Sign | SHO BARAKA says “Aint nobody livin it”

Can YOU Discern the Signs of the Times?

Tornadoes, earthquakes, scandals in the church, false prophets rising, new sexual diseases, wars & rumors of wars… it’s all in the news daily.

Obama & Netanyahu discuss Iran

Pastor Having Sex with 14 Year Old Girl in his churches shelter program

Violent Tornadoes Ravage Midwest United States

Matthew 24:3¬†And¬† as¬†he¬†sat¬†upon¬†the¬†mount¬†of¬†Olives,¬†the¬†disciples¬†came¬†unto¬†him¬†privately¬†,¬†saying¬†,¬†Tell¬†us,when¬†shall¬†these¬†things¬†be¬†?¬†and¬†what¬†shall be the¬†sign¬†of¬†thy¬†coming,¬†and¬†of the¬†end¬†of the¬†world?4¬†And¬†Jesus¬†answered¬†and¬†said¬†unto¬†them,¬†Take¬†heed¬†that¬†no¬†man¬†deceive¬†you.¬†5¬†For¬†many shall¬†come¬†in¬†my¬†name,¬†saying¬†,¬†I¬†am¬†Christ;¬†and¬†shall¬†deceive¬†many.¬†6¬†And¬†ye¬†shall¬†hear¬†of¬†wars and¬†rumours¬†of¬†wars:¬†see¬†that ye¬†be¬†not¬†troubled¬†:¬†for¬†all¬†these things¬†must¬†come to¬†pass¬†,¬†but¬†the end¬†is¬†not¬†yet.¬†7¬†For¬†nation¬†shall¬†rise¬†against¬†nation,¬†and¬†kingdom¬†against¬†kingdom:¬†and¬†there shall¬†be¬†famines,¬†and¬†pestilences,¬†and¬†earthquakes,¬†in¬†divers¬†places.¬†8¬†All¬†these¬†are the beginning¬†of¬†sorrows.¬†9¬†Then¬†shall they¬†deliver¬†you¬†up¬†to¬†be¬†afflicted,¬†and¬†shall¬†kill¬†you:¬†and¬†ye shall¬†be¬†hated¬†of¬†all¬†nations¬†for¬†my¬†name’s¬†sake.¬†10¬†And¬†then¬†shall¬†many¬†be¬†offended,¬†and¬†shallbetray¬†one¬†another,¬†and¬†shall¬†hate¬†one¬†another.¬†11¬†And¬†many¬†false¬†prophets¬†shall¬†rise¬†,¬†and¬†shalldeceive¬†many.¬†12¬†And¬†because¬†iniquity¬†shall¬†abound¬†, the¬†love¬†of¬†many¬†shall wax¬†cold¬†.¬†13¬†But¬†he that shall¬†endure¬†unto¬†the¬†end,¬†the¬†same¬†shall be¬†saved

A WICKED AND ADULTEROUS GENERATION SEEKS A SIGN

Matt 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came , and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say , It will be fair weather: for the sky is red . 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering . O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. Matthew 16

IS THIS A WICKED AND ADULTEROUS GENERATION?

Yes, we can see that. Wickedness is prevalent, and dominates society. We even have gospel witchcraft and Christian sorcery Рspiritual adultery. So of course, natural adultery is commonplace too. There are TV shows about it. The divorce rate in the church is nearly the same as it is outside the Church. All the leading pastors and Christian artists do it, and they lead us in it to. What we don’t realize is that spiritual adultery and divorce towards God is the cause of the physical adultery and divorce in our relationships.

Yet we come to Jesus and pray for signs and miracles. Jesus told the wicked and adulterous generation that the only sign they will get is the sign of Jonah.

WHAT’S THE SIGN OF JONAH?

Jesus discussed Jonah in other areas of the scripture.

1. The sign of was Jesus going away for 3 days and rising again. Jonah was ‘as good as dead’ for 3 days, then ‘rose again’ preaching repentance.

Matthew 12:40¬†For¬†as¬†Jonas¬†was¬†three¬†days¬†and¬†three¬†nights¬†in¬†the¬†whale’s¬†belly;¬†so¬†shall the¬†Son¬†of¬†man¬†be three¬†days¬†and¬†three¬†nights¬†in¬†the¬†heart¬†of the¬†earth.

2. The sign of Jonah is a preacher telling people to repent.
Matthew 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: becausethey repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold , a greater than Jonas is here.

Jesus said a greater than Jonah ‚ÄúIS HERE‚ÄĚ present tense, even before He died. Jesus did the same thing that Jonah did, then he died and resurrected, and then sent hundreds more to do the same thing that Jonah did by filling them with the Holy Ghost.

WHY DID JESUS SAY THAT’S THE ONLY SIGN THEY GET?

They saw Lazarus raised from the dead. They still didn’t believe.
They heard about Jesus’s miracles; they still didn’t believe.
Jesus rose from dead; they still didn’t believe.
Jesus sent 12 more preachers telling them to repent because of the sign of Jonah; they still didn’t want to change what they thought, said, or did.

So even though there were multiple signs- there were signs of the times, signs & wonders, the only sign they got was the sign of Jonah. God said that he supernaturally closed their eyes and ears to the other signs until they received the sign of Jonah (Matthew 13:15, Acts 28:27). That’s actually the reason why he told parables, to hide the truth from those that wouldn’t repent.

But they still rejected it.
Don’t Reject the sign of Jonah.

The Lord can confirm His word with signs following, but He doesn’t confirm His signs with preaching following. You must repent before you can see the signs.

Repentance is the first priority. We love signs & wonders, God gives signs & wonders… but we don‚Äôt NEED signs & wonders.

We need repentance back to the heart of God. We need to change everything we are thinking, everything we are saying, and change everything we are doing.

We have people that don’t want to do that Рbut they want to see signs & wonders.

But when they see the sign of Jonah ‚Äď a preacher preaching repentance, they wonder ‚Äď ‚Äúwhy won‚Äôt he shutup, he‚Äôs so negative?‚ÄĚ

When they see the signs of destruction, famine and judgement, they wonder ‚Äď ‚Äúwhat‚Äôs the weather going to be like tomorrow on my way to work, hurry up and get to the forecast!‚ÄĚ

What’s it going to take to bring the change? What is necessary to get people to humble themselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways, so that God can hear from heaven, forgive sins, and heal their land?

Probably a messenger with specific insight to show that what they are already doing is wrong. So that they can change what they think, change what they say, and change what they do.

When I put this blog together I found out about this video by Sho Baraka about real change… so I decided to add it to this blog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1RfRyNDAsFA

Two themes I noticed in this song: was telling entertainers on the stage, educators and students in the classroom, and preachers in the church to CHANGE, because “nobody’s living it.”

Is there anybody living it?
Is there anybody willing to change what they think, change what they say and change what they do?

I really feel Sho here… but I will say this as an encouragement:

Even in the days of Elijah when Jezebel ruled the people of God (just like she does now) God told Elijah that He had reserved 7000 for Himself that had not bowed the knee to Baal, the God of Money & Power that Jezebel and Ahab served (Romans 11:4).

I believe God has a few people ‘living it’ today. These are not only the Nazarite lifestyles, but the Nazarite VOICES that will be the sign of the prophet Jonah and tell people to REPENT.