I feel I need to share this. There has been a time when I traveled and ministered in churches and so on. The LORD gave prophetic words to the people; sometimes spoken words; sometimes He gave me songs!
But anyway, He pointed things out to them!
He encouraged, He pointed out what He had against them, and then He encouraged again! (Read in the book of Revelations how He speaks to the churches!)
If you want to be blessed, you need to read the story of Joseph! First we are going through a time of testing and learning! P.I.T. ( Prophets or people in training). And before he met the King and received his mantle and ring (task and authority) we can read he shaved his beard and he changed clothes!
“Beard” in the Bible means authority! And we need to lose our own authority, to receive HIS!
Joseph was ready to receive the blessing and the great task, because the LORD knew he would not be impressed by it! But he still would cling to his GOD!
Now instead of chasing the blessing you better accept HIS ways which will prepare you to WALK IN IT!
And for those who are called to minister: Do not speak what they want to hear! Allow the LORD to speak through you what they NEED to hear!
The Servant’s Obedience
“The LORD GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back. I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting. For the LORD GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed,” Isaiah 50:5-7.
“Then Pharaoh sent and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh,” Genesis 41:14.
“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God,” Revelation 2:2-7.
Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Apostle of Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Apostle Catharina Schouten.
Apostle Catharina Schouten–Meijer is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship! She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people. She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way. In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her. Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006. Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011. Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.