Time to get your priorities right. Who are you working for?
Apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelist and teachers want to see salvations!
They are less concerned about what others think of them and more concerned about obeying God! They realize that the work is not about them or their reputation of being accurate!
As I was meditating upon the LORD, He begin to speak to me how many times we, as apostle, prophets (leaders in general), can become so arrogant in our prophecies (gifts, and calls) that we can become like Jonah who was in the belly of the fish.
You see, Jonah lacked compassion and mercy for those whom the LORD was trying to bring to repentance. Instead of him praying and interceding for the people and obeying God like he was supposed to, Jonah stood back waiting to see what would become of the city!
The LORD never wants His people to lack mercy and compassion for those who are in sin or who is in violation of God’s laws. Because the purpose of the Church is the saving of the souls!
But, many times leaders become so engulfed with their own prophesies, (reputation to become accurate) that they forget that if God was to destroy those souls, that maybe hundreds and even thousands of souls would be lost to the enemy, (Jonah 4:1-5).
We as the Church are not into enlarging hell all so that our prophecies can be accurate and our reputations saved at the expense of others. Thank God, He gives conditional prophesies and that many of them have not or did not come to pass, all because somebody took heed, because of the message you delivered, by obeying God.
The LORD had to turn that thing around on Jonah, by allowing him to know how it felt to be angry about the gourd that did not belong to him. You see, it was God who caused the gourd to grow to protect Jonah from his grief. Jonah had nothing to do with it.
It was God’s love, compassion, and mercy that He chose to demonstrate in order to reveal to Jonah just how unreasonable he was being to others that got his attention.
You see, many times God has to allow us to walk in other folks shoes before we can understand that we are being selfish and uncaring in our walk with him. But, Jonah could not comprehend that the gourd here, was symbolic for the people of God.
It was God who has created us and not we our own selves. God was saying to him, “What right do you have to become angry at God for not destroying his own creation?”
What right did Jonah have to question why God gave him a prophecy that did not come to pass? His job was simply to deliver the message. God is speaking and he is saying whatever word he places in the mouth of the people of God is his and he can do whatsoever he chooses with it.
It is never the man or woman of God’s job to sit back and wait for it to come to pass, so that they can gloat and say, “I said that!” But to pray and to intercede that God would be merciful and compassionate to those who are less fortunate then ourselves.
God had been merciful to Jonah not once, but twice even when he was thrown overboard in the belly of the fish. But, Jonah chose not to be merciful to others by desiring that the LORD would not spare their lives.
My God my God! What kind of leader have we become when we are happy to see others fall!
“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, but the wicked stumble in time of calamity. Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; or the LORD will see it and be displeased, and turn his anger away from him,” Proverbs 24:16-18.
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
|Apostle Geraldine Fisher has 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!|