COME OUT OF THE CAVES: PROPHETS and APOSTLES….
PEOPLE MAY NOT LIKE YOU, BUT YOU CAN NOT RUN FROM WHO YOU ARE CALLED TO BE IN CHRIST! A MANDATE/ASSIGNMENT IS UPON YOUR LIFE AND YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE!
I AM SHARING THIS BECAUSE GOD GAVE IT TO ME FOR SOMEONE ELSE ON FACEBOOK WHO IS GOING THROUGH: REJECTION and ISOLATION!
Jeremiah was taken before the princes of Judah and accused of being “worthy to die” for having prophesied against Judah. But as he faced his accusers in the temple courtyard, Jeremiah fearlessly repeated his prophecy. His life was spared. However, because of the intervention of a high-ranking officer (Jeremiah 26) Jeremiah was placed in stocks overnight for prophesying against Jerusalem and all Judah cities (Jeremiah 19-20).
This was a punishment to bring public scorn and ridicule upon an offender. It was apparently effective in Jeremiah’s case, because he said he would refuse to speak in the name of Jehovah (that is, to prophesy) anymore.
However, the Spirit acted so strongly upon him that he could not restrain himself. The actions of the people around him further precipitated his return to the Lord, as he realized that the Lord was with him and that his enemies would be confounded. Jeremiah still cursed the day he was born.
I look at the experiences of Jeremiah the prophet to rise above rejection, into purpose and vision. As I read the book of Jeremiah I see the constant rejection he received from the people. He was no stranger to the pain, for he says “I am afraid of their rejections”. In Jeremiah’s message is given hope to reform, change and restore others. There are times the whole city rejects him, even placing him in humiliation in the arm stocks, and placing him in a mud cistern.
The abandonment is deep, but with Jeremiah, it is only an abandonment to God, and he will suffer any amount to just get the people to a place of hearing the word from God that would save them, to warn them of the fall of the city, to bring a chance for restoration. He tries to get them to a place to see that their rejections are only a root of their own rebellion and indifference toward God.
Purpose for rejection:
Jeremiah’s rejections have a purpose, a visionary word on the edge molding him secretly into a leader, reformer, Prophet and Restorer of man. All his rejections are thrust upon him since birth (from the womb) and only through affliction, is he chosen as Prophet.
He is torn, abandoned and punished. He learns human nature enough now to strive to move the people forward to reform and changes leading to restoration of city and families. This prophesying is divine purpose and powerful….”Direction not rejection”, if we could in our own rejections touch this…. God does not deliver Jeremiah out of the rejection, he is placed in it where he prophesies powerfully reform, change and so the complete destruction of the city does not happen.
He is moved to speak further from God in Jeremiah 30, “Your hurt is incurable, your wound grievous, there is none to help you, I will restore health to you and your wounds I will heal.” There is hope to seemingly incurable conditions.
You see just as God called Jeremiah “the weeping prophet, he is calling for us all to come out of the CAVE (TO WALK IN OUR CALL/IDENTITY IN CHRIST)” is a good example for preachers of the Gospel today. Preachers are often persecuted for preaching the truth just as Jeremiah was. Jeremiah sometimes became discouraged, but he never quit (Jeremiah 20:9).
YOU CANNOT QUIT EITHER: YOU WILL FEEL LONELY AND REJECTED JUST AS JEREMIAH DID, BUT YOU MUST ASK YOUR SELF THESE QUESTIONS: WHO CALLED YOU? WHO ANOINTED YOU? WHAT IS YOUR ASSIGNMENT? Preachers, who truly love God and the souls of men, will never quit (2 Timothy 4:2-5).
God will avenge those who persecute and harm you just as he did Jeremiah!
“Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting” Jeremiah 15:6.
“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” Psalm 118:22.
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” Peter 5:7.
(JESUS WAS ALSO A REJECTED PROPHET) NO ONE WANTED TO ACCEPT HIM AS THE SON OF MAN! HE DID NOT CARE HE SAID, “I AM COME TO DO THE WILL OF MY FATHER!” THAT WAS HIS MEAT AND DESIRE TO PLEASE GOD AND SO MUST THIS BE YOUR DESIRE! DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE CROSS OR YOU WILL BE LIKE PETER WHEN HE WAS WALKING THE WATER! YOU WILL BEGIN TO FAINT!”
“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not” Isaiah 53:3.
“He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” John 1:11-13.
~ 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!|