God Is Calling You
By: Joe Palcsak
Email: joepalcsak@gmail.com

Thus says the Lord:  “Behold, I am coming!”

God wants you in this final hour.  He wants to raise you up, that He may be glorified.

Don’t you hear Him calling you?  Don’t you feel Him tugging at you?

Maybe you are hearing it audibly, ringing in your ears.  Maybe you feel it in the pit of your stomach, or in the back of your head.  Maybe you hear it in the convicting words of a friend or maybe even in words of a stranger.

That tug, that word, that conviction:  that’s the Holy Spirit.  The Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of the most high God, crying, “Let Me out!  Let Me manifest My power.”

Remember what the prophet Joel said and what Peter quoted on that first Pentecost:  “In the last days, says God, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh”?

Remember what the apostle John said:  “Little Children, these are the last days”?

Brothers and sisters, as the Scriptures testify, we have been living  in the last days for the past 2000 years but now I tell you the truth, we have come to the final hour.

Remember what David testified and what Peter testified, that with the Lord, a thousand days are a year?  Behold, it is written in Hosea, “Come, let us return to the Lord.  For He has torn, but He will heal us:  He has stricken, but He will bind us up.  After two days, He will revive us:  On the third day, He will raise us up that we may live in His sight.”

Brothers and sisters, the Scriptures themselves, the very Word of God, testify that we stand on the threshold of the third day!

Therefore Hosea continues:  “Let us know.  Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord.  His going forth is established as the morning.  He will come to us like the rain.  Like the former and latter rain.”

Behold the latter rain!

We talk about living under the new covenant.  Do you know where we can find this new covenant in Scriptures?  Can anyone tell me?

It’s in Jeremiah.  God made it real easy to remember.  If you can remember “31,” you can remember where the new covenant is in Scriptures.  It is in chapter 31, beginning in verse 31:  “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the house of Judah…”

Let me ask you this:  who are the people of Israel?  Are they not the people of God?  Who are the people of God today?  Are they not those who take the name of Christ – Christians?  Jeremiah continues:  “…Not according to the covenant I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt.  My covenant, which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord.

“But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord:  I will put My law in their minds and write it on their hearts and I will be their God and they will be my people.  No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them…”

Know the Lord.  Says Jeremiah.  Says Hosea.

Do you Know the Lord?  I mean, really know Him?  Make your answer sure, because elsewhere Hosea says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”

Notice that He says, “My people.”  Not strangers.  Not gentiles.  My people!  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.  Lack of knowledge of God. Addressing the apostles about the very people of God, Jesus said, “They have known neither the father nor I”

So do you know the Lord?  Or do you stand to be destroyed for lack of knowledge?

Surely the last hour of this age is upon us and about this hour, Paul said:  “For when they say ‘peace and safety,’ sudden destruction comes upon them as labor pains upon a pregnant woman.  And they shall not escape.”

My people are destroyed…”
Sudden destruction comes…

So I ask you  in all sobriety in the name of the Great and Living God;  the God Who desires that all should be saved;  the God Who desires that none should perish;  do you know Him or will you be swept up in the sudden destruction that is to come?

Judgement begins in the house of God…

The Lord spoke thus through the prophet Malachi:  “Behold, I send My messenger and He will prepare the way before Me.  And the Lord Whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight.  Behold, He is coming, says the Lord of hosts”

Sudden destruction comes…
The Lord Whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple…
Sudden destruction comes…
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…
Judgement begins in the house of God…

These are the words of the Lord.  Yes, these Scriptures have been pulled from diverse places in the Bible, but have you never read what Isaiah said:  “Precept must be upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little”

Second Thessolonians.  Malachi. Hosea.  First Peter.  Here a little, there a little. Every bit of it, the Word of God.

And yes, Jesus already fulfilled the Malachi Scripture, but Jesus is coming again. He is coming very very soon.  Do you not know that this Book – this Word –  is alive?  Do you not know that long ago, God said to Abraham, “Take your only begotten son and sacrifice him on mount Moriah?”  And in obedience, Abraham said, “God Himself will provide the sacrifice”?  And then, 2000 years later on that very same hill, God himself provided the sacrifice – His only begotten son!

His Son, who in His passion, literally fulfilled the Passover, becoming the sacrifice – the very lamb of God whose shed blood keeps us from the angel of death.  He fulfilled the Passover on the very day of the Passover.  Then He literally fulfilled Unleavened Bread, taking our sins with Him to the grave on the very day of Unleavened Bread.  Then He fulfilled Firstfruits – the firstfruits of many bretheren, Paul says in 1 Corinthians – being the first to receive His resurrection body; His immortal, incorruptible body – on the very day of firstfruits!

The Bible gives us many examples of multiple fulfillments of events and prophesies.  The Lord will once again come to His temple.  The Lord destroyed Shilo.  The Lord destroyed the first and second temples in Jerusalem.  Do not think to say to yourselves, “he will not destroy church buildings.”  Jeremiah gave this very warning to God’s people 2500 years ago (you’ll find it in chapter 7) and it came to pass.  Sudden destruction comes….

By the way, do you know what His temple is today?  According to this Word, it is you!  It is me!  That is, if His Holy Spirit indwells us.  1 Corinthians 6:19:  “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit whom you have from God, and your body is not your own?”  The temple of the Living God is you!

The Lord will suddenly come to His temple…
Sudden destruction comes…
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…

I want to finish what Malachi said:  “Behold, He is coming, says the Lord.  But who can endure the day of His coming?  And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderer’s soap.  He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver;  he will purify the sons of Levi and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offerring in righteousness.”

Let me ask you something.  Do you know who the sons of Levi were?  They were priests.  The priests appointed by God Himself.  Now listen to what the apostle John says.  He says ( Revelation 1:6), that Jesus has made us kings and priests! Peter confirms our ordination, telling us, “You are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood.”

Brothers and sisters, we are the sons of Levi!  We are the God – appointed priests!  This is a glorious promise.  But this promise is only for those who persevere, those who overcome.  This promise comes with a catch:  We must know Him.

How do you get to know somebody?  Know them intimately?  There is no shortcut.  The only way is to spend time with them.  Constantly.  Make them a priority.  Constantly.  Jesus tells us to abide in Him (John 15).  Abide in Him, for without Him, we can do nothing.

It’s much more than “clocking in” on Sunday.

“I’m really busy,” is not an excuse.

No excuse is acceptable.  Jesus told the church at Laodicea, just as He tells us, there is no place for the lukewarm with Him.  He says that He will vomit the lukewarm out of His mouth.  He is telling us we need to get off the fence and fall to one side or the other.  The time is now.  Today.  So what’s it going to be?  Do you hear Him calling you (woe to you if you don’t).  Lift up your eyes.  The fields are white for the harvest.

Are you ready to be purged?  To be purified, you sons of Levi?  Do you know Him?  Or will you be destroyed for lack of knowledge?


This is the Word of the Lord.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear


Joe Palcsak



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