We’ve entered a different time, a place we’ve never been before.
Much has changed in the last 50 years. We need to be aware that many of us were exposed to things for a reason and purpose.
We saw the real thing; we are witnesses. We’ve also seen the imposter, the counterfeit and the look-a-likes.
There are a large number of people in my age group; all over the country — but there are also a large number of this kind, in and out of Churches.
We know that God has kept us here for a reason. We know how it’s done…..
I’ve talked to God about many of these folk who say they are apostles and prophets. I asked, “Why are they being allowed to operate? How do they get away with it all?”
Many of us will recall that there are Signs, Wonders and mighty deeds that follow an apostle. The scriptures are very clear about that.
It was this way in the early Church, and it would still be that way now. Without these Signs, we can perhaps know that what is proclaimed, may not be true.
I have no desire to tear anyone down. I have suffered enough in my own life, that I have no need to belittle or put anyone down. Not now.
It’s the same with those who say they are prophets. We read that we would know false prophets by their fruit. In other words, by what they do, what they want and how much they speak of themselves.
One of the ways to tell these days, is the use of the word “I” — as in, me, myself.
The tragedy I see in so much of this, is that many are following these people. It seems we should have more comments about The Message, than the messenger.
There seems to be times when we are idolizing the person who speaks, by how much praise we can heap upon them. It is a spirit of deception.
The idea that what we once called “the platform,” is now some kind of stage in many places, is scary to me. I feel frightened by that.
We once considered it a sacred place. Those who were not “prayed up” and “full of The Spirit”, did not belong there.
There must be only one reason why this has happened in so many places. It has to be the lack of The Fear of The LORD.
We had an awe for God, and a respect that seems to be missing in too many places of worship.
You see, this is one reason the office of the prophet was phased out in many of our fellowships. Those in charge, did not want to be corrected.
Recently, The LORD had me understand something I had not thought of before. It’s when I asked Him, why He did not do something about all of this.
He impressed upon me that these people will expose themselves.
They have become so caught up in their own self, and their excessive need to be recognized, that they do not realize something — it has become more and more apparent that they are not what they say they are.
“Self” has become louder — and even louder. They are unaware that they have become so.
It seems that God has just let them go on as they are, and they do not even know they have become obvious to even untrained eyes and ears.
It feels like we can never get it in our spirits, that God does not think or act like we do. He does what He pleases and works in ways He chooses Himself.
He will often use people we don’t think He will, to confound us who think we are so learned. His ways are not our ways.
Some of us act as though we know everything there is to know about God. In truth, the more we study and the more we learn of Him, and pray in Him, the more we are sure we know very little. We often forget that we only see through a glass — darkly!
There are some here [Facebook] whom I don’t even want to read their posts. It seems I can’t stand these overdone proclamations.
But every so often, I stop myself and read some of them. Why? I am reminded that God will use whomever He wants to give a Message. And even if I don’t quite understand it, a true Message — and even an Anointed Message — will come through these vessels at times.
It could be He likes to keep us humble and remember we are flesh also.
More people will be exposed in this hour — because the time is short, and God does not want anyone getting in His way for what He wants to do now.
If I remember that I am nothing, perhaps He will use me as He wants to. I must follow the leading of His Spirit. It’s my desire!
~ Robert Blackburn
Time of the great REVEAL!!! Thanks for sharing this timely word, Robert. Blessings, Sandi Holman
Absolutely . One of the gifts is discernment, and I realize if it were possible even the elect can be deceived! But, let us ask our father who will not give us a snake if we ask for bread! I believe He will guide us into all truth, and keep us away from the false, if we ask, seek, and knock!
Yes, Absolutely right!!
Amen! Absolutely right on.