This is a hard pill to swallow; never the less we all must swallow it!
The Lord placed a burden upon my heart and all last night as I went in prayer for some people close to me. I could just hear the Lord speaking as I lay there, praying and speaking to him.
The Lord gave me the word, “Shoulder!” And for the last couple of days he has been giving me pain in not one shoulder, but both of them. I begin praying and seeking the Lord and He said this unto me.
He said the shoulders are symbolic for a burden, authority, responsibility, bearing or carrying, rebellion (turning or shrugging the shoulders) putting your back into it (commitment) or ignoring someone giving them the cold shoulders.
As I begin praying this morning, the Lord begin speaking to my heart. He said, sometimes we can become so judgmental of others, and as a result, we begin pointing fingers and throwing accusations, because we don’t understand the load that another person is carrying.
All we can see is that it looks as though they are not doing enough to fix the situation. When in fact that person may not be doing it the way you would do it, but that does not mean that they are not doing their best. In fact, that just may mean that they have either done all that they can do or is trying to do the best that they know for the time to do.
I felt such a heavy burden last night and this morning, but I have learned that many times God lays a prophetic burden on the prophets in order to lift somebody else’s burden in prayer. As I prayed this morning, the Lord spoke to me these words:
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death,Revelations 12:10-11.
The Lord is speaking this morning that the accuser of the brother and sister is Satan. And, when we, as the people of God, begin to point fingers at others and saying that they are the fault, maybe we should take a deep look at our own selves instead of judging others in the body of Christ, because the person whom you are judging might just be doing all that they know to do.
And, if you feel that something needs to be done than may be you; your self should do it.
I felt such a relief when the Spirit of God spoke this to me, because it lifted the burden that I was carrying as the Lord told me to release this word this morning. I don’t have time to point fingers and find fault with other folks about what they should or should not have done. But I have learned when something is NOT right, to take it to God in prayer.
It is the trick of the enemy for those in the body of Christ, to get them out of the will of God by the placing heavy burdens on other’s shoulders, and they themselves will not do anything about it. In fact, Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But DO NOT do what they do, for they DO NOT practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves ARE NOT willing to lift a finger to move them,”Matthew 23:1-4.
COME ON SOMEBODY, it is time to stop judging others for their mistakes and shrugging up your shoulders as if to say that you are perfect, because you are not. In fact, none of us are perfect and we all have something that we need to work on if we would pray and seek the Holy Spirit for guidance.
You see, one day Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? (You see, the carnal mind cannot comprehend spiritual things. And this is why some many of us point fingers and find fault is because YOU HAVE NOT been transformed and your minds HAVE NOT been renewed.) But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, they that be whole NEED NOT a physician, but they that are sick.
Jjsus was constantly trying to help the Pharisees to understand what and why he was doing what he was doing. All because they continued to walk in a spirit of pride, rebellion, and the shrugging of the shoulders!
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the BRIDEGROOM SHALL BE TAKEN FROM THEM, and then shall they fast. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. (Matthew 9:10-17).
The Holy Spirit is speaking and it is time for the people of God to seek the heart of the father because he has went away to prepare a place for us. And it is so sad that many of us have decided to give others the cold shoulder when we ourselves need to begin to seek the Lord for deliverance in our own lives.
People of God, the Holy Spirit is speaking clearly on this morning and he is saying that it is time for us ALL to begin to seek the father’s heart; instead of our own heart. For he said, “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. “Do not give what is holy to dogs, (remember your sister and brothers in Christ may just be doing all that they know?) and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces, Matthew 7:4-6.
And let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God, Hebrews 12:1-2.
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
|Apostle Geraldine Fisherhas a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. Saved for over 30-years, as a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet and continues to revealed to her the qualities of a True prophet: humility, humiliation, love others and intercede in prayer as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. God revealed True prophets draw believers to Christ; NOT wanting or seeking self praise, as the work is about God, not SELF. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her into prophetic ministry, she has been on this journey, called to intercede and to pray on behalf of others in the ministry as God speaks to her, instructing, directing and dropping a prophetic word for her, to give to others. To prepare her for her prophetic call, God promised He would bringing her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!|