The Lord has been speaking to me about the leadership that He is raising up in this hour. He said that people are very hungry, whether they realize it or not, for real men and women of God that have a level of authority in the Spirit realm that is tangible. They know when it is real and when it isn’t, you can tell by the level of respect that they have for those that carry this weight of leadership. It transcends the natural realm and you just know it when they walk into a room! You know that there is a peace, and feeling of security, and trust that comes over those who run into these people.
It comes from the level of maturity in the Lord that these people have. It comes from a walk with God that others have observed over the years where they have been through many tests and trials and these people have stood strong in the Lord through it all! It comes from having come under authority as David did even when that authority has not been so kind to them. It comes from their example in honoring others and loving others when they were not being honored!! It comes from the grace that they exemplify before others and the kindness that is in their mouth as they speak with authority! It comes from the love of Jesus that they give freely to others at the expense of their own life. Yes, God is raising up those that others in this day and hour have not seen the likes of in what we call ministry today!
There are so many out there who have not sat under anyone, not even one day in their walk with God and yet want God to promote them to a celebrity status in ministry! It is not God’s way I might add. God is bringing forth the best wine for the last!! He is raising up those that have been in the winepress of life to bring forth the wisdom that they have gained by being faithful, joyful and at peace in the midst of horrific circumstances and have went from glory to glory to glory!!
Yes, these are the leaders that God is raising up in this hour!! These are they that have been in the refiners fire and yet they have counted it all joy!! You will see them emerge and when they do you will not have to find people to follow them because they will have the glory on them so much that they will shine and men and women will be drawn to the Christ in them!
“And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord” Jeremiah 23:3-4.
– by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.