The Prophetic Plumbline Must Rise First — Then the Judgment!
There is a reason The LORD allows the wheat to grow together with the tares until the time of the harvest.
Knowing that the enemy had sown the tares, the servants of the house in zeal and eagerness wanted to take action against the tares.
“So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.” Matthew 13:27-29
The LORD cautions the harvesters to wait and not take action on the tares till the time of the harvest, a time when the wheat would be mature, lest in dealing with the tares, they uproot the wheat before they attain maturity — loosing it altogether.
The Kingdom has a divine order for dealing with tares, with the wolves, with the false — and it’s first response is to raise up the righteous standard.
“So shall they fear the name of The LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of The LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah 59:19
There were those in the Church in Ephesus who had become overzealous and had taken upon themselves the battle of pointing out the false apostles — and in doing so were in danger of loosing their own candle — because The LORD said they had forsaken their first love.
“I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” Revelation 2:2-5
In trying to pull the tares out of the wheat before the time, they stood the risk of loosing everything — loosing even the wheat The Spirit of The LORD is tending carefully to raise up in the midst of the chaos.
In trying to fight against and uproot the false apostles, the Church in Ephesus stood in danger of loosing their own candlestick and had become so engrossed in the battles that they had forgotten their first love.
Matters of Righteousness and Justice in The Kingdom are completely under the Command of The LORD, and we cannot in our zeal and natural perception fight The LORD’s battle without discerning to a great extent the strategy of The LORD.
The Prophets of Baal had mesmerized Israel for a while — yet the response of The Kingdom was to raise up a standard — a prophet in Elijah who then became a new Plumbline for Judgments to be passed against the prophets of Baal.
The same with The LORD raising up Miciaiah, Jeremiah, Isaiah in their days, who then became the plumbline and standard of righteousness, for actions to be taken.
In times like this, we must be careful to discern the times and seasons. We must know if truly the fullness of time has come for the Plumbline Prophets and standards of righteousness to emerge, before setting fire to the prophetic field containing bold tares and delicate wheat being nurtured to maturity.
May we not in an attempt to uproot the tares, as well as uproot the false prophets and apostles, be in danger of loosing our candlestick and cause significant harm to the tender sprouts of wheat The Spirit of The LORD is laboring earnestly to raise in an already spiritually violent environment.
When The LORD raises and establishes His Plumbline Prophets — a People tested and tried — yet emerge from the furnace unharmed, because the prince of this world found nothing in them — then know of a surety that Judgment has begun in The House of The LORD.
“Thus he shewed me: and, behold, The LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And The LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said The LORD, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more,” Amos 7:7-8
Of all things, our earnest desire must be that in every way given to us to partner with The Spirit of The LORD, we yield ourselves to this, so that the righteous standards of The LORD will emerge in the fullness of time in every facet of Ministry — and birth the righteousness and justice of The Kingdom of The LORD Jesus Christ in season.
Surely, The LORD knows them who are His?
~ by Abel Praise
Abel Praise, serving as Team Lead, Ministries Of Abel Praise is committed to working with apostolic and prophetic ministries across nations to raise up a new generation of leadership in The Body of Christ, by making teaching and training resources available and stewarding Ministers In Congress Conventions. See also: RighteousLegislations.com
“Matters of Righteousness and Justice in The Kingdom are completely under the Command of The LORD, and we cannot in our zeal and natural perception fight The LORD’s battle without discerning to a great extent the strategy of The LORD.”
I have been struggling with this very thing – thank you for this clarifying and comforting word.
Excellently said Abel!
Thank you for your encouraging word. Keeping you in prayer!!
I have been standing on the the wall watching and praying for the church for years, and have not seen such sin, weakness and decline that I am seeing now. I’m crying out to the Lord for change and a move of repentance, while there is still time, as judgement is at definitely at the door. I know that everything is done by God according to His time and season and I will continue to stand and pray. God bless!
Be encouraged Dear Janice, you are not alone.