“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if i preach not the gospel! 1 Corinthians 9:16.
God’s people are called out and set apart for the Gospel! (Still in the cave are we?)
Who called you? Man, money, career, church, or family?
I hear God saying that many folk are hollering that God called them into ministry, but they are like Jonah and have gone down into the ship to sleep!
I hear God saying that many are called but few are chosen! Many weren’t called, but went because they where great orators. Many went because of family members owned churches to fill up a position in the church like a figure head or some type of manikin, and some went because they needed a new career and didn’t know where to go and the money was good (tithes/offering/paid the bills)!
But no matter what, God gets the glory, but know this, you are not his sheep, because God said “My sheep know My voice and a stranger they will not follow!” The true call of leadership of Christ will heed the voice and will follow the call into leadership; but in this season there will be many imitators and imposters in the land!
You ask well, how you can tell the true church? Well, you can tell the true from the false by the fruits of the spirit and the anointing upon which God has placed upon their lives, saith The Lord! Yes, gifts and calls of God are irrevocable, but the anointing that God places upon ones life is not!
God always sends a witness to inform the church that He is sending a leader into the fold! Someone will see the call upon their life just as they did upon David, Paul, and Moses’ life! Your works will bear witness of the call and signs and wonders will follow you, saith The Lord!
Many are asking, how you will know that God has called you/others as an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and or teacher? Well, I hear God saying that you will know that Jesus called you to be an in Ministry because God will place it deep within your spirit and no man can take that from you. God showed me that if you are called to the Apostolic Ministry, it will be in the same way, but with the apostle ministry, you will be called into the wilderness (obscurity), and set apart for God to minister and to train you! (Where Jesus’ ministry began). He sets you apart, to minister to you personally/visitation, dreams etc… You will be rejected and opposition will become your best friend, saith The Lord, and it will seem as though every door in your life in ministry has been closed because God will be training directly and he will be directing you for this new mandate which is upon your life that he has placed upon you!
You see these two ministries: the Apostolic and Prophetic calling are the two callings that cannot be faked because they are a direct call from God into ministry! God is saying, many are going to the school of the prophets and all kind of mess in the world to receive the apostolic and prophetic gifting which can only come directly by Him, and He is not pleased!
No one can teach you to be an Apostle or a Prophet, saith The Lord and that He does the training for these callings and not man! The apostolic calling is one that God will reveal Himself to you by way of visitation! For example, lastly, the proof of any apostleship is in the lives of the people who follow the apostle. See 1 Corinthians 9:1-2,
“Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? If to others I am not an Apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.”
Just as he did with Paul and with Moses! This calling will be tested by both Satan and the religious community. What is God saying? Many in the church today seem to think that calling yourself an Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Evangelist, Teacher is a prideful thing! But as Paul said, the apostles and prophets, evangelist etc…. are the least of all. Why? Because God is calling you to serve, (not a king/queen position like President Obama and first lady etc…) and not into glory or pride!
Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world or then should my servants fight!” The church today has had a large dose of false ministries and as Jesus told us, the first thing we must develop in the last days, is discernment. There is much deception today, not only in the church, but in government as well, and this is why God’s people must develop spiritual discernment. Quite often, we see good people throwing out a truth because of someone abusing it.
There are many true, great ministries today and many of those are constantly defending their calling by answering religious people who do not understand spiritual things. They tend to judge the Church and Ministries by fleshly knowledge and understanding. Some true ministries have even given up and laid down their callings due to the cruelty of a lot of “spirit-filled” Christians who demand their ways, and not God’s.
If you are reading this and are called of The Lord, my plea to you is to not compromise and give people what they want. God is calling for those whom He has called to preach the true unadulterated Word of God and not to take down in this season! Jesus never did, nor should we.
I hear God saying, many folk in the both the Church and the world are following the Church for the bread, the miracles, the healing, the entertainment, the songs, etc….. The crowds left Jesus when He stopped entertaining them with his miracles and began challenging them with words like, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me” Matthew 16:24. Serve God in your spirit as did the Apostle Paul.
I hear God saying that Jesus, the Apostle Paul, and Jeremiah, etc. should all be your heroes, because they are all an perfect examples of what to expect in ministry and to never give in or to give up when it comes to lifting up your voice like a trumpet in Zion, showing God’s people there transgressions. Therefore, we must make up our minds as leaders of God, who called us into ministry? Was it: man, family, money/career, a friend?
Know that God is requiring us not to be entangled again with the yoke of bondage as Moses, who failed, because the people continued to sin and vexed his spirit which as a result, caused Moses to miss out on the promise land!
I hear God saying that it is time to make up in your mind, that for God you will live and for God you will die! For woe is you if you preach not the gospel!
I hear God saying that if indeed He did call you into ministry, then it is time for you to follow your hero (Jesus) by never, never giving up, no matter what kind of religious spirit attacks or challenges the calling on your life.
A true Apostle and Leader for God is an overcomer, and they will obey God no matter what the cost! They have indeed counted up the cost and for God they live, and for God, they are willing to die! Just as Paul did when he was called out to live for god!
God is calling His men and women of God to die a death to our own visions in order that the power of Christ will rest upon us in this season! That is, if He truly called you!
What are you willing to give up for the Gospel of God?
~ Prophetess Geraldine Fisher
|Prophetess Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. Saved for over 30-years, as a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet and continues to revealed to her the qualities of a True prophet: humility, humiliation, love others and intercede in prayer as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. God revealed True prophets draw believers to Christ; NOT wanting or seeking self praise, as the work is about God, not SELF. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her into prophetic ministry, she has been on this journey, called to intercede and to pray on behalf of others in the ministry as God speaks to her, instructing, directing and dropping a prophetic word for her, to give to others. To prepare her for her prophetic call, God promised He would bringing her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!|