It is not time to react to the enemy!
but see the larger picture…
Your responses bring consequences!
Sometimes, when we are faced with hard situations we have to inquire of the Lord for timing and ask Him,
“How will my reaction to this affect the bigger picture?”
“How, will what I am thinking should be the solution, change the larger plan of God, for many others, or for a body of believers as a whole?”
For some reactions that we have, will change a whole church, city nation etc….
What you do will matter in the Big Picture
What we in the body of Christ do matters to God. He is watching and seeing who will obey right now for the Kingdom of God’s sake. These situations are coming to the forefront right now to test leaders in the body of Christ! Are you going to be leading God’s people into the promised land? Then maturity is required!
Things aren’t always as they seem on the surface, they go deeper and are tests for those that He is calling to leadership in this end time army. It is time to go to the Lord and get strategy about this, instead of reacting in the flesh! We must, right now! He has bigger pans for you and for the Kingdom of God!!
Look past the inevitable
I hear the Lord saying,
“Look past the inevitable and see what I see for the future! Learn to suffer wrong, rather than needing to be right, because it worked in the last season, does not mean it will work in this situation, for there are greater purposes for your pure obedience than what meets the eye! It is time to come to me and ask me to allow you to learn of My ways as Moses did, only then will they see my acts among you in this season!
This is bigger than your feelings
This is bigger than your feelings! This is bigger than just what is in front of your face! This is bigger than your comfort or revenge of the moment. Let My peace rule in your heart, as I lead you through this situation and all will be well and you will have a new vision for the future of not only you but for those in your churches, Cities, and States, yes even for your Countries!”
What God is saying here is our reaction before the people could bring a bigger consequence to a whole people.
You responses bring consequences
This is why God is calling us to pure obedience right now ~ You are the gates that will either open up chaos and division, or peace and clarity of vision. Sometimes it is the way a leader responds to their situation that opens up the gates of heaven or hell! God is raising up a whole army of new leadership right now to take us into the new season that will be a season of harvest and reaping. Lets be those who will be, “a willing people in the day of His Power!”
“and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. Moses said to them, “Listen now, you rebels; must we bring you water out of this rock?” Then Moses raised his hand [in anger] and with his rod he struck the rock twice [instead of speaking to the rock as the Lord had commanded]. And the water poured out abundantly, and the congregation and their livestock drank [fresh water]. But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron,“Because you have not believed (trusted) Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, you therefore shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them,” Numbers 20:10-12 (AMP).
“Understand this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear [a ready listener], slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry. For man’s anger does not promote the righteousness God [wishes and requires],” James 110-20 (AMPC).
~ 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.|