God took me a totally different direction tonight of what I was going to post, but of course I am going with it and speaking this truth in love!
Sometimes the “Christian” way of thinking is not God at all. It is a spirit of religion that is oppressive, hateful to those who are different, a bullying spirit.
It is more concerned of being right in its own eyes instead of loving your neighbor. It is so void of the agape love, that unconditional love.
It is void of Jesus, because if you don’t stand behind the ones operating in this spirit, then you will get a tongue lashing like you have never had before.
I have encountered people hurt in the churches. I have met people who were labeled ‘different’ and were persecuted by the church world.
I have seen some by the wayside who should have seen the love of Jesus in some, but they saw a “holier than thou” spirit instead.
We are called to be salt and light. We are His hands and feet, carrying His glory into a world so needing change.
I have seen people mistreated, who should have seen the reflection of Jesus, rather than that of a self righteous Pharisee.
Are we loving those whom God put in our paths?
Are we running from those whom Jesus ran to?
I have seen some, so hurt and outcast by churches that operated in this religious spirit. Jesus did not tell the Father to “forget them”. He said, ” Father forgive them!”
Jesus came to die for all and not just an elite group. He loved the least, the last, the lost!
Walk in love as Christ has loved us. Reach out to the weary one, the one that has lost their way, the one that had suffered persecution, because they are labeled different.
We are called to love one another! Instead of tearing down, let us build up!
If the light we have does not promote love, then it is simply counterfeit! God is Love! Instead of bashing that person in front of you, pray for them. Be a light in the middle of the darkness!
When I started typing this Word, the LORD began to show me different ones, both men and women sitting on the side of a road. Many so wounded and some were emotional as they had come face to face with that ugly religious spirit and drove them from a place that was meant to help them.
I see some broken, weary and bruised. I also see Christians passing them by and not extending a hand. They look at them as the discarded ones.
Oh but I see another group of warriors from the throne who are not afraid to approach them. They reach out and lift them back up again. They give them hope again! They shine with the love of Jesus. They reach down into the pits and say “Let me show you the way out!”
They are those love warriors for Jesus following him and not man.
These thoughts was so strong upon me today as I have met some recently cast down and labeled demons by the church world. I pray this spirit of religion off these churches and people. I say Wake up in Jesus name!
As for me, I pray those that God has brought in my path that I not miss the moment to bring His light, His love and His presence into their lives.
To bring hope in the middle of their despair and to let them know they are loved by a King who gave His life just to know them and save them from themselves.
~ Dana Jarvis
Dana Jarvis has a calling upon her life and Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry came from a Word the LORD spoke to her. His words resonated in her Spirit and is what Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry is all about ~ to Equip, Empower, Encourage, and Raise Up his Sons and Daughters for such a time as this!
A Prophetic Seer/ Intercessor, Minister, Author & Christian Coach/ Prophetic Mentor, Dana is blessed by Abba to be one of His Leading Ladies for such a time as this. Feel free to contact Dana as she would love to hear from you!