These confrontations will now become a revelation of…
Christ in you the hope of glory!
Last night, a friend of mine was teaching on deliverance on Monday Night’s Live Streaming session. She was talking about this scripture:
“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all,” Luke 4:14-15. This happened after Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness and was tempted of the devil there for 40 days. It was there that He used the word of God to defeat the enemy and His temptations. It was there that He overcame the lies of the enemy and proved them to be lies!
After the wilderness victory, came the challenge of who He was
When He came down from that mountain in the power of the Spirit, He walked into the synagogue and basically by reading this passage in Isaiah was proclaiming what He was called to do by God! “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord,” Luke 4:18-19.
The Minute He did though the war was on! First the religious leaders in His home town were not happy that He was speaking out that He was Messiah! They got so angry that they took Him out of the city to throw him off a cliff but he just supernaturally passed through the midst of them and it says that “He Went His Way” In other words. He disappeared! Oh Glory to God!
Next, He was confronted by a man in the synagogue who was possessed of the devil! It was in the city of Capernaum, a city of Galilee, Jesus, who was not honored in His own home town of Nazareth was now being confronted by this demon Possessed man who was calling him “Jesus Of Nazareth….” In other words he was trying to belittle Him by saying that he was from the place that wouldn’t even accept who He was! Then, He cast them out and the word says again that “the fame of Him went out all over that region!”
What God spoke to me
I have said all of this to say what God spoke to me last night. He said that many of you Have been led by the Spirit into the wilderness and Have come out of it as you have overcome the enemy by the word of God in your mouth.
You know where you stand and what your calling now is! You have learned to use the sword of the Spirit well.
When You came out of this wilderness, you began to minister in this power and establish what God had called you to do in your own home towns, but that many had rejected you there, because of jealousies and competition from the religious world!
You then went to other cities and began to minister, but the devils began to challenge you and you defeated them there… and again, God was establishing who you are in the Spirit in Him. and what your calling is.
He has been bringing you through these ordained appointments that He has set up to prove this anointing and calling on your life is real and what jurisdiction He has given you with His authority to back it!
These confrontations have come to establish who I AM in you
The Lord wants you to know that all of these steps that you have taken have been a plan to establish your calling in the Earth!
These confrontations that you have had all along the way have been for the purpose of those people that He is taking you to, so that they will know that when you come that you have been given His authority to cast out devil’s, to heal the sick, and to bring deliverance In His Name…. and, to do what it is that He has sent you to do!
These confrontations have only become revelations to those that would have been naysayers in your past and in your own home town and yes even in your families!
The harvest is awaiting you
The Lord says,
“I have been establishing you in the eyes of many to bring them to a place to receive all that I have invested in your life and ministry. Yes, even your family will have to see that I am in you of a truth.
This is not the end, but only a means to an end which is to reach them and bring them into my Kingdom! Get ready because they will now begin to come to you for deliverance of the many things that have kept them bound!
Watch what I will do from this day forward, says the Lord!
Yes, watch because the great Harvest has begun and I have prepared hearts as they have watched your lives! They will not be able to use you as an excuse any longer, but will have to make a clear cut choice! Get ready to lead them to Me!!”
Glory to God!
~ 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.|