The Counsel of God Brings Life; the Counsel of the World Brings Both Death and Destruction!
As I was meditating, I began to as the LORD for a word and he began to highlight the word “counsel.“
According to the dictionary Counsel means the advice, especially that given formally.
It also means guidance, counseling, direction, information, opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
I believe the LORD is saying that we as the people of God must be very careful where we get our counseling from in this season.
Many times we look to the wrong people for instructions and directions that are not spirit lead or directed to give us instructions and directions that are not after the Fathers heart.
But. If we as a people are ever to become a blessed people we must first come to realize our blessings are based upon the un-adulterated Word of God and nothing else.
Many people will go to every thing and everybody before they seek God for counseling first and foremost!
But, in this season, I believe that God wants His people to totally depend upon Him for guidance.
For, I heard Him say,
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD ; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper,” Psalm 1:1-3 KJV.
For, it is in Him we move, live and have our very being! And, it is in Him we define our very existence! And, without Him we can do absolutely nothing!
And, when we recognize that we will not be carried away with every fad, fashion and or doctrine of man; but our delight will be in Him and only Him.
Many times we as the people of God see a new trend or fashion that the world has and instead of acknowledging God first we run without a thought to where it has come from or how it will affect the mission of Christ just to fit in with the world!
Paul said it best when he said, “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any,” 1 Corinthians 16:12.
One of the fruits of the spirit is, “temperance,” (Galatians 5: 22-23). Which means moderation or self-restraint in action, or self control.
The LORD is truly speaking in this hour many are moving in gifts, talents and other 5-fold ministry offices but without spiritual growth in the fruits of the spirit to control self their will always be a struggle to obey the things of Christ and to learn obedience through the things which we suffer.
One of the reasons that God wants the people of God to grow in temperance and to flee indulgence of the appetites or passions is because Satan is the god of this world and his job is to control the appetite of the flesh.
And, if the people of God cannot learn to submit themselves and to resist the enemy they will be no different than the people of this world.
Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
What? Know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? For two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
But he that is joined unto the LORD is one spirit.
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s, (1 Corinthians 6:15-20).
For what you need to know is that what you are doing now when you walk after the flesh you are not practicing what you would like to do, (the things in Christ) but you are actually doing the very thing you hate (slave/ counsel to the flesh/ the world) when you lack temperance.
But if you do the very thing you do not want to do, you agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good.
So now, no longer are you the one doing it, but sin which dwells in you. For, Paul said,
“I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not.
For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin (the flesh is my counsel) which dwells in me.
I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.
Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?” Romans 7:14-24.
In this season, I pray that the people of God will begin to seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
And, that you will take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. And, to begin to seek God’s face in this hour for His counsel, (Matthews 6:33-34).
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!