When Rulers Fail to Destroy God’s Divine Plan — God Sees. God Hears. God will Act!
Prophetic insight and words.
This message in podcast form is going to be something that addresses what is weighing heavily on most of our hearts, and is most likely about the things that we are all
Probably questioning and pondering at this time.
There is going to be a time of ministering Prophetic Words at the end of this message, but the message itself is a prophetic “now timing” word that is burning in my heart.
I will share that with you that it is prophetic and has warnings from The LORD as well as encouraging words and insights regarding what we need to be preparing for at this time.
What The LORD impressed me with through this Prophetic Insight/ Teaching is this,
Whenever there is a fresh wave or move of God’s Plan in the earth in regard to the redeeming of souls, there is also a counter movement at work among the “religious” and also the prideful “elite” intellectuals of the day.
These situations are brought on through the influence of evil spirits who have been assigned to try and destroy the future generations of passionate and unspoiled servants of grace that God would plan to use in the earth. The “Sons and Daughters” of the King.
As we begin to see the dawning of the promised wave of God’s greatest Harvest event ever known to man since the birth of Christ Jesus, The LORD is going to allow the “Herod type of attitudes” to be justly addressed.
There are those who were once deeply a part of what God was doing and have “lost” that so called advantage to either the aging process, transition in ministry, or through focusing strictly on their own ministry advancement and the love for “public applause” and popularity.
Honestly! You would think that as we are seeing biological global war and infiltration taking place, that The Body of Christ would stop all programs and plans, and be sober!
Sober, Repenting for Passivity and Indifference to God’s warning voice, and then be literally having every meeting or gathering focused on strong prayer, strong worship, lifted up to the God of all creation, which is a massive weapon of warfare against the evil shroud attempting to suffocate the planet.
How can we explain this wave of the loss of spiritual discernment and power?
How does the devil steal the very heart out of the christian experience?
One thing is certain: It doesn’t happen suddenly or overnight.
People lose their love for The Truth by degrees. Little by little, they lower their standards and compromise their faith, until nothing remains except a dead, empty, angry and bitter form.
Some, like Lot’s wife, will be so married to the world, so enmeshed in its delicious intellectual and sociological “one-upmanship” that they cannot let go in time. (Genesis 19:26)
They will have to suffer with terrible and shocking consequences over the things that they loved more than they loved God.
Others like Lot, will awaken just in time to choose very quickly and decisively. Without taking a backward glance, they will move out in complete obedience to the will of God.
My friends. This is the choice everyone faces.
Lot’s wife suffered terrible consequences when she played with the Word of a Holy God. She was dragging her feet and resented having to leave the life she had grown to adore in every way.
The offense of looking back upon the luxury, sensual and “modernized” lifestyle that she had grown to love, exposed her divided will. It also revealed the fact that her heart was still bound up with the affairs of a corrupt and condemned social order.
Two voices were competing for her faithfulness and steadfastness in the face of temptation.
The Voice of Heaven — the Voice of God, calling her to liberty, purity, and salvation.
And the other voice?
The voice of the darkness — the voice of popularity and pleasure, the voice of Sodom.
Slowly the voice from beneath gained a foothold in a badly bent conscience…
… and Lot’s wife stands as a tragic example of a divided heart.
Jesus said, “Remember Lot’s wife,” and He said it to those who would live through the final traumatic moments of earth’s history. (Luke 17:32)
He is saying it to the believer right now — “Remember Lot’s wife!”
We need to hear it again and again.
The message that says, “Obedience is better than anything else in revealing our love.” (1 Samuel 15:22)
Jesus said so. “If you love Me, keep My Commandments…” John 14:15.
Disobedience is worse than anything.
Because it is an act of disloyalty in its very nature.
There is a statement I once heard that said, “People become like the god they serve.”
Now think about that statement.
And then think about the current world system and those attempting to encroach upon every human being until they are worn down.
Science without the Supreme Being God Almighty, the Creator, worships the counterfeit god, Lucifer.
God : He is a Super Dynamic Creative.
He Created Colors, Light, Air, Weather Systems of perfection, Land, Minerals, Water (salt and not salty), plants of all sorts/ medicinal, edible, sheltering, and some simply for beauty.
God Delighted in the creation and nurturing of perfectly formed humans, whom He loves.
Lucifer : The counter fitter, is super destructive, destroys colors, loves grey and darkness, thrives on destroying land, Minerals, waters, abusing plants and delights in torturing and confusing humans for revenge against God Almighty. He loves false power and graft.
Do you see those or know those who laugh at or who don’t believe in a living active God?
Well, they are trapped in a bitter heart narrative by the limited god of only this world.
They have become like him.
Bitter, abusive, angry that they can’t dictate to God and change his plans, and they are filled with doubts and rage.
Because that’s what Lucifer does to humans.
He lies to them and traps their minds, and weakens them to keep them from encountering and embracing the Father of their very own, forever.
“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14.
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God the Father.” 2 Corinthians 4:4.
Some of the evil spirits Lucifer uses, come and taunt those with old religious residual mindsets.
Those who feel that there is a “deserved” spiritual hierarchy, in the ranks of the King.
Many have assumed that because they have labored and have paved the pathway with their life’s blood for the next wave of the King, that they “deserve a place of special recognition” and a form of “holding onto the leash” of those they have coming up “underneath” them.
If this is not humbly acknowledged and repented of, this can cause what the scripture calls, “exasperating your children” to occur.
Colossians. 3:21 says,
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children, that they may not lose heart.”
This creates an atmosphere of shame and pushes many into a place of frustration in not wanting to dishonor their mentors, but feel that they will be watched in their every move and smugly, with an “accusing raising of the eyebrows” be “discussed” in demeaning terms, as they too try to reach their destinies and calling in the Way of The LORD.
The LORD has recently been impressing me about what goes on in the hearts of those who choose to not allow others to be promoted or to rise above them in any area that they might have either at one time held influence in or who are at this moment in time, the lead or main voice or an organization, a ministry, or institution.
This can occur in a business situation, or in ministry settings where only after you have jumped through certain hoops of performance or other “tests” you will possibly then be esteemed of “useful” value and perhaps be allowed a place of input or respect among the “hierarchy of the day”.
The LORD is lovingly allowing painful travail to occur, in order for the current generation of Fathers and Mothers in the faith to see that through releasing and affirming the sons and daughters in their care, or… who are now, (due to the season) moving past them in influence or in special anointing, that they too WILL once again, run hard and multiply themselves through Imparting and sending out the new wave of the King’s regiments!
Are We or Hindering or Harvesting?
The hidden prophetic and travailing element of individuals who are being shaped into the fabric of God’s own weaving are currently being made ready for a swift and dynamic change of pace.
What was once long and hard will become shortened and filled with rest. Release of God’s grace and abundant mercy is coming into fulfillment as you end your course of instructions for this season. But you are not done running the race by a long stretch!
Many of you are in your late 40’s to your mid 60’s.
You have not had the pleasure of faithful mentoring.
So. With some of you, The LORD has instead, made your life one of mentoring and preparing others.
Look now at the pathway The LORD has allowed you to pave, and one that others might walk upon when they too experience times of darkness and difficulty.
Your lives have a Divine Radiance that has prepared a “footing” for them in Christ, so that they may not stumble and fail.
Lay down the insecure need to control anything that you are afraid might not go the way that YOU think God should be moving.
It’s really not up to us to maneuver or manipulate how God will choose to break out in power in conviction and in exposing the darkness in men’s hearts.
Let’s begin with letting Him create clean hearts in us first.
The Father in Heaven intentionally stripped Himself of his greatest glory, His Son, in order that the wave of redemption needed in the earth might be brought forth through The Son.
In doing so, the Father was glorified, exalted, and further honored by allowing this Son to fulfill His part of the Triune plan.
Why is this not modeled by more of those who are calling themselves, Leaders, “Bishops” — Apostles, or even now the newly developed term, “Super Apostles”?
This is a spirit on the loose from Hell!
It is nothing more than a “mimic” of the spirit of pride that Lucifer operated in, and it operates in many others now.
It has been working hard to invade the minds of many who at one time were in the forefront of specific moves of God or who were key leaders in areas of ministry building in the past.
This spirit operates much like how Herod the Great did during the time when The Savior was about to be born in the earth.
Herod was so terribly afraid that someone would “snuff him out” or would “out do” him that he lived in paranoia, and he constantly manipulated and curried favor in order to gain influence or access to whatever he needed to keep his stronghold of power intact.
This is occurring on natural World governmental stages and paralleled in the spiritual world as well.
Let’s read in the Word about this first. In Matthew 2:1-6 is says,
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel. “
Herod was a man who expected others to understand that he was the one who held all command.
There was no room at the table for those who would not sway his way!
He used smooth talk with other “Kings” and influential leaders to obtain information and tasty morsels of gossip to plan his next move in order to keep his position intact.
As the Chief Priest and keepers of the law were called together, (they walked on eggshells around Herod,) the WORD of God spoke about this humble little town where a new ruler was to be “raised up”
(Note this statement) —> and would care for the people, causing a wave of Spiritual “Sonic Booms” that would forever shake and change the world!
Herod didn’t care for people! They were supposed to care for him and fear him! And grovel!
He had worked hard and had jousted and manipulated constantly to gain all of this power and honor!
Matthew 2:7-8 says,
“Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” Emphasis added.
Notice that Herod gathered the 3 kings into his chambers “secretly”… to hide his plan from the Priests and lawmakers and with a “slimy” oozing, well-cultivated and deceptive tongue, tried to appear ever so interested in the new “child” that was in his way.
He acted out in false humility, and used it to try to obtain information as to where his “upstart enemy” might be located.
He wanted to “at least” honor him and worship him too!
In all reality, Herod wanted to go and scope out where this new king might live, and see what he had to compete with… … and then, KILL HIM.
But! God had planned that the next wave of his power on the earth must come through a childlike and poor son.
One who would not get stuck in traditional posturing or in the trends of the era.
One who would not manipulate with intellect, cunningness, or through lofty ambition.
God had given of His Seed…
…HIS living prepared pathway.
He gave it ALL into the next “generation of His Presence” and the move of His glory in the earth.
Into a SON…
…Who had lived in the very Presence of God and was one with Him.
Now! About Those, ”THREE WISE MEN.”
“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.” Matthew 2:9.
These three Kings had “heard the true intentions” of King Herod’s “heart”.
They were discerning men, and realized that after having been “hauled off” by Herod to a very secretive meeting to inquire about this new “ministry” and possible challenger of Herod’s rule, something was a little off beat!
Herod had left a very “Saccharine” aftertaste in the mouths of the Wise men and, wisely, they still stayed on the course that God had led them on and met the TRUE KING OF GLORY.
He was lowly, He was innocent and pure, and He radiated the pure light and presence of God Himself.
These men didn’t need pomp or strong-armed, prideful leadership to cause them to bow down and give honor to this tiny King!
No! The simple humility of the “Promise to come” was enough to cause them to bow their knees and worship the King of heaven.
Their reward was to have a visitation in their dreams to not return, nor to converse with Herod about the new wave of glory that would be coming through this child.
“And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.” Matthew 2:12.
I would like to share with you a Prophetic Word of encouragement now. Something that I feel that the holy spirit has given to me as a prophetic word or utterance.
“For I The LORD have prodded, whispered, shouted, and commanded many to assist you in paving the way.
If you are weary of waiting for releases and the fulfilled promise, take what you now have and in reckless abandonment cast it upon the water.
I will see to it that you will not be left with empty hands.
I bless what is little if it is given in humility and obedience, rather than much given in false humility and personal safety.
Come to the place of safety! Under My shadowed wing.
Anguish has been your companion too long as well as the gaping ache for friends that stick closer than a brother.
I have begun building relationships among you that stem from brokenness in each of you, and also where you have learned the value of discretion.
See Me fulfill and direct your path.
Watch the answers dawn upon your list of asked, and yet unanswered questions.
I see the cunning liars in the world, laying in wait to trap and break the hearts of humanity!
But I have called you to be bold and brave and filled with courage.
I call you to stand again and stand against the raging seas of evil and watch me open up a way that leads you into safety and my very purposes for the world needing healing and deliverance.
Stop all you can in the natural way of achievements and moving forward with your own way and plans.
Call for days and nights of prayer. Father, Mother, Youth, Children! Older and Younger!
Intercede for those mocking the very Jesus they once loved.
Intercede for the ignorant that are being chained to systems of great fear and bondage.
Weep and pray and trust!
Your bond to me will either hold you safe, or your resistance to me will feed fear and resentment.
See Me as the One who can move upon the hearts of those who quickly obey when I touch their inner-man with compassion and spiritual insights.
I have a few in the earth who live… ..to obey Me, Promptly.”
I also sense in The Spirit that there are those in ministry who are listening, who have had “secret – almost affairs”, in their office with other women, and some who have, and you have hidden it from your wife and have banished these people from your fellowship.
The LORD sees it and The LORD knows about it.
There are some who have been “absconding with money” and some that have been gambling with cash.
They have a gambling addiction and The Father is saying that He is giving them a chance to come clean and to tell the truth now, because everything in your life that can be shaken, will be shaken.
There are also those who are mocking and making fun of The Spirit of God, saying that it has become “an old thing” and they are ashamed of the gifts of the Spirit. They no longer allow the flowing of the gifts of the Spirit unless it comes through one person.
The Father wants you to know that when you restrain the Spirit of God, when you restrain His voice, that he will scatter the sheep and send them where there is freedom.
The LORD is encouraging me to share that there are some at this point who are seeking money instead of the goodness of the people in their fellowship.
They are more concerned about money and power and keeping their own bank account stoked rather that taking care of the Orphans and Widows and those who are in distress around them.
The LORD wants you to know that this funding that you have in your pocket can get a hole in it just as quickly as it has come in, but, as you cast your bread, as you share, that you must humble yourself and release the spirit of fear in you that thinks that God will not financially provide in another way, or you are going to mess it up, you will bring tragedy on the call of God on your life.
I want to speak to those Mothers who are suffering right now and Fathers with children who seem to have gone AWOL from The LORD.
That they have become literally “verbal activists” for darkness.
As parents, you have been questioning,
“What did we do? What did we say?
Were we too stern? Were we too soft?
Were we too “spiritual” or were we not spiritual enough?
Were we blind?”
The LORD wants you to know that if you have repented of everything that you know to do, and have attempted to talk these things out with your children, that He does not hold you accountable for their sins or for their disobedience.
Your job is to stand and pray, and stand and pray, and stand and pray some more and watch God do the work.
You cannot project what you think that He is going to do.
Your job is to PRAY.
His job is to do what He sees best to keep them from giving in, to the total darkness that is trying to suck them in.
I know that this was a strong teaching and had words that were uncomfortable, but we are living in treacherous and difficult times.
However, we need to be integral with what The LORD shares with us whether people like us, or not.
Father, we take these Words and we ponder and chew on them.
We discern them and go over them with Your Word.
We pray about them. And, we will obey The Spirit promptly and make things right with those we need to, in order to not deflect these warnings and words and be trapped by the enemy.
Satan is good at betrayal and slandering and will find a way to expose mankind and point a finger and mock the sons of God.
LORD! We need you more than we have ever needed you before!
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.