It’s easy to fall back into old patterns and mindsets when things do not go according to your plan and timing.
To those of you who have stopped journaling and planning, pick up your pen again. Even though your faith is being tested, God has not changed his mind concerning you.
Everything God said about you is STILL true.
“Is not My word like a fire?” says the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29.
God’s word has not lost an ounce of power.
Do not become so “familiar” with God that you forget to reverence him. Doubting is disrespectful.
To reason within yourself that God has lied to you or that God’s plan for your life is somehow flawed is an insult to his sovereignty.
What would God gain from lying TO you ABOUT you?
God can be trusted; but do not play games with him. Your logical fallacies and fleshly motives are no match for his omnipotence. Trust the word of The LORD.
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”Numbers 23:19.
“Every word of God proves true…..” Proverbs 30:5.
Acknowledge the Signs
Many of you see the signs that God has placed around you to confirm his promise.
Unfortunately, many of you don’t believe that God is going to come through for you “this time.” Let hope arise in your heart. He’s coming like he promised.
I heard The LORD say: “Do not be anxious. Look around. Tell them that I’ve already prepared them FOR the place. Tell them to obey My Instructions and they will see My Hand.”
Write down every prophetic word and date it, even if it doesn’t make sense. God is leaving breadcrumbs for you to follow. Don’t miss this.
“Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you?
The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere.
The fragrance of their flowers whispers, “There is change in the air.”
Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me.
For you are my dove, hidden in the split-open rock. It was I who took you and hid you up high in the secret stairway of the sky.
Let me see your radiant face and hear your sweet voice. How beautiful your eyes of worship and lovely your voice in prayer.
You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I’ve planted within you.
Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together,” Song of Solomon 2:13-15 TPT.
There is such resistance against the Prophets and Apostles from within the body of Christ.
I saw three types of attacks happening:
- The Silencing of the Prophets
Competition is one of the quickest way to silence a prophet. Mature prophets have no desire to be on-stage, but God strategically places them in positions of influence.
In the local church, Prophets are usually the voice of correction and order. God affirms his word through the Prophet with signs and wonders for confirmation.
This can causes the Prophet to become influential, which can anger individuals who have personal issues with God and themselves. Therefore, attacks are launched against them in secret which can result in drama and sabotage.
- The Discrediting of the Prophet
Individual’s influenced by pride, manipulation and control go beyond the norm to discredit the Prophet.
On a small scale, they will create drama to discredit their integrity.
On a larger scale, individuals that want to discredit the Prophet will copy them in an effort to prove that the Prophet isn’t “special”.
When their attempt to copy authenticity fails, things usually turn ugly.
While I am an advocate for theological education, many Pharisees have been born out of elitism.
Many will use theological discourse to discredit supernatural moves of God in order to invalidate the office of the Prophet and promote themselves.
- The Manipulation of the Prophet
Most individuals are not bold enough to come against a person with boldness, so they will resort to passive aggressive measures.
Jezebel spirits are uniquely bold, but only when they are given power/authority over an auspice of ministry or an individual.
The enemy will attempt to manipulate the Prophet by causing individuals to befriend other individuals that have previously discredited a specific prophet to sabotage them or be in agreement against them.
Thus becoming “empowered” or justified to create a plan against them. Usually in these situations, the enemy causes these individuals to become hyper critical of the Apostle/ Prophet’s movement.
Additionally, these individuals that are used by the enemy are broken, misguided, deceived, and need of deliverance. However, they are usually well versed in forms of Godliness.
I labeled this particular attack “manipulation” because the enemy wants to control the Apostle/ Prophet and silence their voice.
The LORD is restoring the integrity of five-fold ministry, specifically the office of the Apostle and Prophet.
Remember, to discredit the vessel that God sends to deliver is to discredit God himself.
It’s ALL about God getting glory.
“For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in The LORD. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit,” Ephesians 2:18-22.
I had a dream last night, and I kept hearing individuals saying these phrases:
When I woke up, The Holy Spirit showed me that there is about to be an increase in acceleration and there will be many that will attempt to curse it with their lips and thoughts.
But thanks be to God, their sabotage will be brought to ruin.
Many will be embarrassed as their feeble attempts to stop the favor of God over your life fails.
Go forth, you will not be embarrassed.
“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more,” Isaiah 54:4.
~ Dee Evans
Dr. Dee Evans is the founder of Dee Evans Ministries International and Koinonia Training and Consulting. She currently mentors ministers and leaders throughout the USA, Africa, and Pakistan. With a passion for training prophets and leaders for the 21st century church. Her ministry emphasizes the importance of worship, prayer, intercession, and deliverance. Chesapeake, VA.