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Trusting others to Deliver
There were times when the Prophet didn’t go himself, but sent one of his servants to deliver a word or to carry out an act that God has commanded. 2 Kings 9 shows how Elisha sent one of the children of the prophets to anoint Jehu. He also gave him the word concerning destroying the house of Ahab and how Jezebel was to die.
There are times the prophet can’t go, because of who they are and their reputation. They couldn’t rise, being hindered by the enemy. They can’t go themselves, but have to send someone who is unrecognizable, with the word of The Lord.
Some assignments are too dangerous to risk them being among the people. Those who walk with those who are chosen to speak on God’s behalf, have to be able to sometimes ‘stand in the gap’ for them, with the word of The Lord. That’s why, you need to know the spirit mindset and character of those who work with you.
If they can follow instructions and directions without adding or subtracting what was said. If they have a history of obedience. Do they live a dedicated committed lives and are they loyal?
Today, it would be hard for many to be trusted with this kind of assignment, because of the desire to be famous or rich. Elisha was able to trust them, because first he trained and taught them and worked very closely with those whom he used. Secondly, they had the fear of The Lord. They respected who Elisha was. Lastly they walked in humility.
Many leaders miss looking for these qualities in those whom they allow to work closely with them. Having the right persons with you is important, for when the time comes for an assignment that requires you to trust someone else, with the vital information that God has given you to release!
Understanding the male identity in God
I am sitting here this morning in the presence of The Lord as He ministers to my spirit.
Many are dealing with serious problems in their marriages, because the devil is trying to destroy their natural identity. The enemy is using the past situations that have occurred in a person’s life as great issues, to keep them from being the husband or wife they are called to be.
There is such an attack on the male population, to eradicate his identity as a man and to cause an effeminate spirit to operate in them, thereby destroying man’s ability to function in the created order of God.
Understand, it’s the order of God Satan is after, because it’s in God’s order that things operate according to His Kingdom mandate. It is Satan’s goal to cause man to become lower than the order he was created in, therefore he changes the nature of man to cause him to assume a lessor created order established by God.
The devil sets out to switch the identity of man and woman. What he wants to do is pervert the identity of them and cause them to switch nature thereby establishing a reversal in God’s order and commandment to be fruitful and multiply. It is Satan’s number one goal to destroy who man is because of his created identity and who he represents.
The enemy is after the man because of the identity he carries. Remember in Genesis 1:26-28 that God made man in His image given him power and dominion over every living creature and living thing then He commanded male and female to be fruitful and multiply. This is what Satan wants the role of man and woman to be destroyed because when man and woman walk in their created order and authority they have the ability to subdue and create more images of God in the earth.
The enemy went after the woman to use her as the pawn to reverse the created order of God by getting her to cause man to surrender his position of created headship over to her. The enemy knew man’s disobedience would throw creation out of God’s divine order that He set.
Once man disobeyed, it threw everything created out of God’s original plan that was established for earth. It’s more than about twisting up the identity of man and woman. It’s about keeping them from being in the order of God and obeying His commandment!
So the attack against marriages has intensified he is increasing with greater spirits of perversion and introducing more abnormal sexual sins into the relationship to keep them from coming together and fulfilling the mandate God has created them for.
I’m praying, because many don’t understand what is really going on. It is a devious well calculated plot to totally eradicate man’s identity and make him perverted before The Lord!
I’m praying because the men don’t truly get it Satan don’t want them to be in God’s image and to fulfill the mandate of God. Praying for man and woman to come back to their identity their order and their mandate!
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth,” Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJV).
Take the leverage from your enemy!
Don’t abort your assignment because of the opposition, but bring your opposition into your assignment.
If you look at it as part of the process, it won’t stop your momentum. Sometimes you need to invite your Judas to come eat at the table with you.
After all Judas couldn’t betray Jesus until He released Him to do it. Sometimes your elevation won’t come until your public betrayal has been performed!
Take the leverage from your enemy!
Suddenly, you will be asked to flee
I been hearing all day long that passage of scripture in Matthew 7:6, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”
We must be careful to whom we are distributing the Word of God. There are persons who don’t appreciate the value of the Word. They disregard the teachings of holiness and righteousness because they enjoy the sin they are involved in. They mock the holy things of God and also persecute the ones doing the teaching.
Trying to offer the Word of God to those who hate the truth is not profitable, especially to those persons whom you clearly see don’t want to live no part of what you’re preaching.
When we try to convey the deep things of God’s Word to those who live love and practice sin often times brings unnecessary warfare upon your life.
Paul in Acts 19:8-9 would not continue to preach to those whose heart and spirit was harden and they had no desire to believe the gospel that he was sent to bring them.
Preachers, there are times when God will tell you to leave from teaching and preaching the gospel in a certain place, because the people were in a place of unbelief and sin. Paul left because of the impact of influence that those who opposed the gospel, were able to do among the people.
Rather than to continue to preach to a people who had become hardhearted and stiffnecked, Paul went to Asia were he preached and where the bible says that the word of God grew and prevailed many miracles were done because the people received the gospel that was preached.
The Spirit of The Lord spoke to me and said, “There are some that I’m getting ready to shift to another place, because the people have rejected My word that I sent through them.”
Some of you are in places were they rejected the gospel and your assignment is now ending. God is sending you somewhere else. Pack your stuff, get your luggage. Some of you need your passport, because God is reassigning you to a people that will receive the word from God that is in your mouth and that will respect your Kingdom mandate that is upon your life.
Swiftly, suddenly, quickly, you will be asked to flee. Who will obey Him in this hour?
“And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the Kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus,” Acts 19:8-9.
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
|Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and she is on a mission travelling the world proclaiming the Gospel for soul to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has a mandate on her life to help brings others to their divine purpose.|