I know this will look like a long read to some but if you can read it I think it will help some to be a bit more discerning about their revelations.
As concerning the word that I had about *Pope Frances…. When a prophetic word comes forth about things that we ourselves don’t always understand, it does not mean that you necessarily agree with the person or are asking for people to pray against what they believe about them. It really doesn’t matter what we think because we have finite understanding of the situation…
Only God can see the full picture and show us snippets of it in our visions and dreams. That is why we are a body of believers. God Made it that way so that none of us would be complete without the other parts of the body. We are simply to “SEE” what God is showing us and ask what we are to do with this revelation.
More times than not it is to pray about it or it is for our own correction in New Testament Prophecy. It is also for edification and exhortation to the body! Listen to me well…. No matter how much warning is in a prophecy God is always redemptive in nature and does not give us words just to condemn someone! His purposes are always to get men to come back to Him! If that is not our heart when we prophesy then it is probably NOT God’s heart either.. Test the Spirits and see if they line up with God’s nature. He is Love and love is always His motive no matter how it looks.
Sometimes He has to allow drastic measures to turn a lot of people around that are leading a people or a whole nation astray. He will have already given them every chance to repent an easier way but we do not know what to pray as we ought and that is why we have been given the gift of the Holy Spirit. So that He could pray God’s will through us. We may not always pray what it will take to bring our loved ones in. This is where trust comes in. Trusting Hm to pray God’s will through us. He is way smarter than us because He has “the whole scoop” so to speak from beginning to the end. Thank God!!
I just know that however my feelings or what I know, or what I have been taught do not come into play in these matters. It is what it is and God said pray! His ways are higher than mine and the big picture is not always like what we can see at “SEE” level. We have to hear what the Spirit is saying and obey! That is why He gave us our Spiritual language, so that we can pray His will and not get our finite mind in the way. Glory to God for the gift of the Holy Spirit!! So that is exactly what I was doing in the dream, “praying in the Spirit”
One lesson that God has taught me over the years is that when He shows you something, do it just as He shows you and don’t use your reasonings. Just do what you see Him doing and say what you hear Him saying. That was Jesus testimony, and the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy. He only did what he saw the Father do. So if Father shows you to pray then pray. If He shows you to go to a person then do that. Oh your mind will want to argue with Him because it is the enemy of God the word says..
So if we want to be obedient to God and He is saying to pray for an individual a certain way do not allow your prejudices and what you have been taught about a certain person or group get in the way. God knows what He has planned and wants our cooperation and our past traditions and affiliations have shaped our mindsets and God is wanting us to “SEE” past those things and just move on the revelations that He is giving right now. This will be important in the days ahead because there are spirits out there that line up with “Our Way of Thinking” but will not be God’s..
Remember, He said in 1 Corinthians that though you have all of these gifts that Love is the better way. So let’s check our attitudes in all of these things and see if they line up with the Disciples attitude to “call down fire on them” or Jesus attitude which was that He came to seek and save that which was lost” For God so loved the World that He gave….
“For God [does reveal His will; He] speaks not only once, but more than once, even though men do not regard it [including you, Job].
[One may hear God’s voice] in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men while slumbering upon the bed, Then He opens the ears of men and seals their instruction [terrifying them with warnings], That He may withdraw man from his purpose and cut off pride from him [disgusting him with his own disappointing self-sufficiency].
He holds him back from the pit [of destruction], and his life from perishing by the sword [of God’s destructive judgments]”Job 33:14-18 (AMP).
– by Jo Ellen Stevens Arise Shine!
On January 18, 2014 on Facebook, Jo Ellen posted the following on :
“I am posting this in light of the dream I just had about Pope Frances… Pray for his safety again please. I had not had a dream that strong in a long time..”
It had a link is to this article: “Pope Benedict Defrocked 400 Priests For Child Sex Abuse In Just 2 Years, Reveal Documents.”
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.