During our prayer meeting (team) The Lord made us ponder about transparency! Some of the “famous believers” have an aureole* around them of being innocent and perfect and they allow others to worship them.
The truth is: Dying to self will reveal our ugliest behaviors.
I live as in the Book of Acts! Sharing possessions and breaking bread with each other on a daily basis in humbleness. Why is that Abba chose this form of being a congregation? Because it forces you to be honest!
Coming together once a week with our evangelistic smiles and walking behind masques will never make this word: “Iron sharpens iron,” come true! Because we can hide our troubles!
Living together, will reveal who we are, and then Iron REALLY sharpens iron!
Let’s be real! Not one of us is perfect when we start our walk with Yeshua! We know the outcome: we will be perfect as soon the flesh is removed and the Holy Spirit can be the King of our lives!
HOLINESS will be our banner! But this holiness comes through the process of dying to the flesh! If people who really have a position in the church, or on Facebook, or on stage (singers, artists etc.) pretend to be perfect, as if they do not need the sacrifice of Yeshua and His Spirit and Word to come to the end of self, they are not only lying, but also give a burden to those who really believe, this make-believe world is true!
May HIS Spirit help you to understand what the Lord is telling us today! May He bless us with honesty, so we can help each other to come to the end of self. Not through lies, but in all honesty, confess each other our burdens and mistakes, so the prayer of the righteous can bring change!
The more we are honest towards each other, the greater the love will grow for one another. People, it is not about the feel-good meetings and going from one encounter to the other. Oh, it is wonderful to experience deep visitations with the lover of our soul!
But He brings us through a process which is needed to build character and trust in HIM and it will remove the flesh deeply!
Coming to the end of self allows us to walk with Him as Enoch did, 24 / 7 / 52.
*aureole: a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage.
Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Catharina Schouten.
|Catharina Schouten–Meijer (Mamme Devorah) is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship! She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people. She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way. In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her. Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006. Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011. Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.