Jesus increased in both wisdom and in stature, and in favour with God and man, (Luke 2:52).
He had to in order to do The Will of His Father. Did that mean He did not have enemies? Of course not.
There were enemies all around Him trying to divert Him and to stop Him from doing the will of His Father.
Apostle Paul was also one of His trusted disciples that exemplified His character when it came to the love for the work of Christ.
It is a very sad and disheartening when you see so many people who say that they love God and His people and their hearts are like like black like stone.
They can see others in pain and in need and have no compassion or mercy whatsoever for the sick, shut in or those that are homeless or affected.
In fact, Apostle Paul said to Rome please don’t misinterpret my failure to visit you, friends. You have no idea how many times I’ve made plans for Rome.
He said that he had been determined to get some personal enjoyment out of God’s work among them, as I have in so many other non-Jewish towns and communities.
But something has always come up (remember it is Satan’s job to hinder and to frustrate the plans of God) and prevented it.
Everyone I meet-it matters little whether they’re mannered or rude, smart or simple-deepens my sense of interdependence and obligation. And that’s why I can’t wait to get to you in Rome, preaching this wonderful good news of God, ( Romans 1:13-15 MSG)
Paul reminded the people instead of looking at a negative report look at the good about him; although the enemy had thrown much in his way to try to stop and to hinder him his mind was made up and his heart fixed that he was determined to get the gospel of Christ out to those that needed it the best he knew how.
Paul demonstrated to us that even those that have treated us bad and have not received us with open arms he was still going to show them the love and the compassion of God.
Because he understood what the grace and the mercy of God was all about because he himself had killed and hurt the innocent of heart by hauling them off to prison because he didn’t know Christ.
I believe that God is calling His people forth to do a work for him as he did Paul.
Yes, the enemy is going to fight the sent ones because he knows that they bring destruction to his plans to distort heavens plans!
Yes he will bring distractions like he did Paul. But when Paul was working on the opposite side of heaven he had no distractions from hell.
However, we must remove that It was not Paul who called himself to do this work because at one time he hated the church and had no love or obligations to help those in need but after his journey and his experience on the road to Damascus it was then his eyes opened he gained a new insight about who God was and who he was in God that changed (transformed) his entire life!
Many in this season need to have a life changing experience with God! So he can take out the religious heart (the spirit of legalism) and give you a new heart to love and have compassion for others so that you will come back with a good report to pray and to support others.
It is impossible to see from the eyes and heart of the father concerning His people when you continue to walk in darkness as Paul did. Paul thought he knew God but was he ever so wrong!
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12).
It is time to get a right relationship with God the one that can bring both transformation and change to your lives and not just tradition, rituals and religious works to help you to seem right in the eyes of self but in the eyes of the Father and your fellow man.
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!