The LORD woke me up again this morning speaking to me and gave me permission to release this Word saying how that if we not careful we can bring a lot of unnecessary Spiritual Warfare upon ourselves, because we can be trying to carry issues that are not our own, but belong to somebody else.
Well what do I mean by that?
Many times what we see in others is what God is trying to deliver us from ourselves!
And if we are not careful and not discerning, we will think the demons we are fighting are theirs — when all the time they are our own!
I can remember a time I sought after things that were temporary — such as houses, cars, clothes, the best jobs, nails done, hair done, education etc., — but God spoke to me and said all these things are vanity and they shall soon pass away!
There is an old childhood rhyme I can remember from childhood that goes like this, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the fairest of them all?”
And as the witch looks in the mirror, it cracks, because it warns her that it’s not you but it’s Snow White! LOL!
Then the witch becomes filled with both envy and jealousy because she feels she is the best looking of them all and to have that mirror to break, is pure treachery!
Many of us is like this today we spend hours upon hours before the mirror, before the television, on Twitter and on Facebook trying to prove who we are to ourselves that we are better and more fabulous than the next person, when the preacher in Ecclesiastes warm us nothing will be come of it, because it’s all vanity, all useless!
Throughout Christendom, teachings of vanity is at an all time high in ministries, to impress and to gain the hearts of men and women, to have them see The Church just like the world views itself: which is called The Prosperity Gospel… pride and vanity.
For example, vanity is an example of pride, one of the ”seven deadly sins‘. Why? The Book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament states that vanity is pointlessness of human activity which is the major theme of the book.
The author, however, like Job, insists that God’s laws must be kept, whether keeping them results in happiness or sorrow.
Notice, I didn’t say that good hygiene is not needed, because God desires that the people prosper even as their souls shall prosper, but the problem is “obsession!”
According to Strong’s Concordance, the word, vain or vanity has the idea of vapor or breathe. The connotation is that it is fleeting, empty, worthless or useless because it shall pass away.
Our youth, our beauty, our achievements as we know it and we see it! Vanity according to Ecclesiastes is “excessive” pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities, possessions, etc.
Like Satan, many who have become consumed in their own vanity, The LORD shall trample upon “your” vain beauty!
For scripture says,
“Moreover, The LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion (notice they were once of the Kingdom of God like Lucifer but something happened) are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling (shows they wanted attention and to be seen) with their feet: Therefore The LORD said to them I will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and The LORD will discover their secret parts. (Things hidden from the naked eye that man can not discern naturally.)
In that day The LORD will take away the bravery (THEY WERE NOT ASHAMED) of their tinkling ornaments about their feet and their ankles, and their round tires like the moon, the chains, (they didn’t have a piece of jewelry on but they had imagine more than one chain even rings on every finger; over obsessive no modesty in dress) and the bracelets, and the mufflers, the bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, the rings, and nose jewels, the changeable suits of apparel, (many were even shopaholics) and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, the glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the veils.
And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.” (Isaiah 3:16-24 KJV)
I believe God in this season is shedding light just how far The Church has become in not dressing in modest apparel and how that many have allowed grace of God, to cause them to become obsessive in their walk as Christians!
Is it wrong to care about how we dress and look in our appearance according to scripture?
No, it is not according to scripture, but these folks had become more than wanting to become representative of Christ in His Kingdom, but like The Church today, they desired vanity with a 100 Facebook selfies they had become like Babylonian and the pagans who served other gods and God was not pleased with their addictions to allow these things to become a substitute in their lives to replace Him!
God is a jealous God!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!