“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king,” 1 Samuel 15:23.
As I begin to ask the LORD for a prophetic word for November the LORD begin to speak to me about the word “Disorder!”
According to the dictionary, the word disorder is the state of confusion, mess, chaos, lawlessness, untidiness, to disrupt the systematic functioning or neat arrangement of: government, family, leadership, disturb what is the normal functioning of what is considered normal and or one’s biblical principles in Christ.
According to the Bible, God has established several types of authority in the world, such as: governments to enforce justice in society and provide protection; pastors to lead and feed the sheep of God; husbands to love, children and nurture their wives; and fathers to admonish their children. In addition, order and submission are all important to God, and how we submit is just as important to him as in submission itself.
Why? Because whenever one submits, God tells us to do it out of love, or as obeying the LORD. Meaning you might not like it, but do it anyway, because as believers, we are called to live a life of both order and integrity in our society, as well as the House of God.
In each case, submission is required: as citizen to government, the church of Christ; flock to shepherd, wife to husband, child to father, as well as others who are placed in authority.
The Greek word translated “submit,” hupotasso (ὑποτάσσω, hupotassō), is the continuing form of the verb. This means that submitting to God, the government, a pastor, or a husband is not a one-time submission, but it is a continual willing attitude, which becomes a pattern of behavior.
Now, if you are a goat do what you do best and keep right on bucking authorities, but if you are a sheep, you should be one that is easily led!
Christ is our perfect example of how every Christian should be when it comes to both order and submission, when it comes to both the Body of Christ, and our world as a whole.
Remember, the chief priests and the scribes who sought to entrap Jesus with the laws and to lay hands on him who said,
“Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no? But He perceived (discerned) their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar’s. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s,” Luke 20:22-25 KJV.
In this season, I believe that God is going to deal with those who are willingly breaking order as Jesus did the the chief priests and the scribes who tried to find a way out of following order and submitting to authority!
And, it was not so much as them wanting to break the law but to cause Jesus himself to break it so they could have an occasion to arrested him for breaking the law!
They hoped to catch Jesus in something so they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governing authority, (Luke 20),
Jesus let His enemies know that He was a man of both integrity and honor and it was not His will to cause chaos to Caesar or his government, but His purpose was to do the will of His Father and it was not so much about politics but about justice, fairness and equality for all men according to the will of God!
You see, Jesus was a man of wisdom, faith and obedience and he continued to “give” glory, honor and praise to God for that which was God’s. And that is why He asked the question as to whose image do you see on the penny?
I believe God is asking the people of God the same thing today!
Who are you giving Glory to and are you following the laws of the land? For, we are called to be subject to the governing authorities.
For, God is saying, “there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. (Not man) Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority?
Whether, it be a husband, spiritual leader or any other leader we are called to submit ourselves as unto the LORD. Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant those whom God has placed in authority for your good.
But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer,” (Romans 13:1-14).
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor (respect and integrity) to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you (Meaning you are in this as one, and as a team she is not your door mat to walk on) of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
Many see the word submission and they forget that even in the word submission that it goes both ways in a marriage!
Not only should wives willingly humble themselves to her husband but the husband should also recognize that he is to humbly submit himself to his wife by recognizing that she is a gentle, fragile gift from the LORD to the husband that needs to be honored (respected) as not being as strong as her husband and that she is not to be handled in such a rugged way just because he is the head of the family.
And, should the husband forget that a stipulation has been placed that because of the lack of order and respect for his wife his prayers maybe hindered for this offense!
God is surely speaking loud and clear in this season regarding order, submission and authority and he is saying that those that he has called and chosen (Kings, Priest, and the citizens of the Kingdom) in this season will respect order, authority and those in leadership because it is apart of discipleship as being citizens in the kingdom of God!
And, this power and authority that he has placed upon those that are in charge and or authority should be done out of a spirit of love, honor respect and integrity and when it is not God is the one who will execute judgment on those who lack integrity!
Get ready, the Month of November will be an explosive month when the integrity of many will be tried in the fire!
Just as Jesus was with the chief priest and the scribes who tried to label him as a trouble maker, and who was a rebel out to tear down Caesar’s government!
If we study and look closely God always has taught that man should honor his father and mother! (Ephesians 6:2) And, to honor all people, to especially have love for the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king, (1 Peter 2:17).
But, most of all we must understand that all authority and honor belong to God First and foremost; him alone (1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5:13). Though He can delegate His authority to others, it still belongs to Him (Ephesians 4:11-12).
If you have found yourself walking as a vagabond, a rebel, and thinking it is okay to break the laws of the land or God’s law it is time to rethink your walk with Christ! Christ came not to destroy-the laws but to bring order “whose image do you see?”
Render to Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God for the month of November! And, no more making excuses why you do not have to honor those that God has placed over you!
~ 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!