How many times have we heard something and interpreted it out of context that may have caused us plenty of difficulties?
You know the familiar conversation, it goes something like this……” You said ———–!!!!” and the person who was speaking says:….“No, that’s not what I said!!!!!” Has that happened to you lately?
Do you remember the “telephone game” we learned as children, where we would start a conversation by saying a simple sentence and it would be repeated to the next person and on to the next and it would go on until the last person would repeat what they heard?
It would begin by saying something like, “My dog is a black and brown shepherd,” by the time it got to the last person it might be, “The shepherd is brown where the black dog bit him.”
Well, I learned several things from that exercise:
- You cannot listen to gossip, it is never complete in Truth,
- People do not listen intently and last but not least,
- I came to the conclusion that when you speak there is a force that causes our conversation at times to be misdirected or confused.
Ephesians 2:2 makes reference to the “prince of the power of the air” (in which you once walked).
You were following the ways of this world [influenced by this present age], in accordance with the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit who is now at work in the disobedient [the unbelieving, who fight against the purposes of God).
Later on in Ephesians 6:12, we have a little more insight into this, “prince of the power of air.”
Listen, it reads,
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
So we can see that the devil has a rank of delegated authority, and one of those evil spirits’ jobs is the “airwaves”.
His sole purpose is to scramble up our communication lines. He keeps the atmosphere charged with misunderstandings, misinterpretations, dirty filters, poor comprehension, and selfish hearing so that we are constantly dealing with offenses, unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred, anger, deception, and all other kinds of little foxes that spoil our growth in our ability to hear clearly.
I am not saying this is the case every time, but we are told to know the ways of our enemy so that we can be victorious all the time.
We take authority over this low-ranking prince of the power of the air and we say that you will not hinder our ability to hear clearly and or communicate effectively.
We will keep the garden of our heart free of offenses, bitterness, malice, unforgiveness, etc.
Hear what The Spirit says: “For I AM coming for My Bride and she must no longer allow spots, wrinkles, or blemishes to continue to grow on her.
These hearing problems have caused so many blemishes in My Church. My Children continually hurting one another, fighting and bickering over small temporal things that have been destroying their abilities to represent The Kingdom.
You must cease the wars among My Beloved, and direct your attention to the enemy, who pits you against one another.
You must see and understand that a house divided cannot stand, and will end up in self-slaughter.
Stop! My Children, I have given to you all the Power over all the power of the enemy, now use your power against the enemy and not against each other.
Love, love, and prefer one another. Be merciful, tenderhearted, and kind. Give allowances to one another. Every time you are hurt by each other, quickly forgive.
Those seeds of forgiveness will return to you on swift wings of My favor to you. You will grow twice as much because of the mercy you extend.
You will become more mature and more sensitive to Me and My ways you will be alert to follow Me. This is the way of the Spirit.
Following the high road of love will always cause you to be on top, it is the steps to prosperity that will bring you to good.
Love will mature My Bride and keep for her an atmosphere of miracles, wholeness, soundness, and true prosperity.
Love is the atmosphere where I, in My Glory abounds.”
“Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave.” Ephesians 4:32.
“For the whole Law [concerning human relationships] is fulfilled in one precept, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, you shall have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit].” But if you bite and devour one another [in bickering and strife], watch out that you [along with your entire fellowship] are not consumed by one another.” Galatians 5:14-15.
“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:27.
~ Debra Lowe
Pastor Debra Lowe has served The LORD for 39 years as a Prophet to the nation. She also walks in the office of teacher and is an intercessor using these gifts to minister to the body of Christ, teaching men, women and children to enter into His presence causing them to mature and be changed by His Word. As a servant of the Most High God she brings forth a word in due season to the body of Christ.