2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Fear and faith are opposites, intangibles, that project into the future. They have no power until we receive them, submit to them and act upon them. We cannot submit to both at the same time, only one can exercise authority in us at any given time. When faced with any crises, trials or hardships, both God and the devil are going to attempt to draw us in a direction; through our thoughts or through others.
The devils modus operandi is fear; a spirit of fear that comes to tempt us and lead us to take a course of action that gives him more authority in our life. When we are facing a very important decision or dealing with an event, the Spirit of fear will come; and if we yield to it, we will be afflicted with torment and worry; and if we yield more fully it can affect our health, lead us to make damaging decisions, even unto death.
The alternate is acting in faith. When we yield to faith in God,
– we gain a sense of empowerment through God (an acceptance that when we are weak, He is strong, leading us and in control);
– we allow the presence of God to enter into our hearts through our yielding to His leading; and
– we have peace. Peace is always a by product of the presence of God’s love.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
The real and only battle we face is choosing which vision of the future we are going to yield and submit ourselves to. Will it be to that of the demon of fear or will it be to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Truth is, what we choose to yield to is decided long before we face a crisis or a decision. We will yield to that spirit which we yield to in our daily, routine lives.
The more time we spend with God, the more likely we are to hear and yield to the Holy Spirit. The more time we listen to the evil of this world, to the media, to the spirit of this age, the more likely we will to yield to them in a time of crisis.
And once we yield to the spirit of fear, it will pursue and oppress us all the days of our life without relent. There is no mercy; we either get used to the torment, submit ourselves to mind numbing medication or alcohol or we turn to God. When we fully submit to God;
Isaiah 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
But it takes faith to yield to God, and faith only comes from hearing the Word; either reading the written word or receiving a word of conviction from the Holy Spirit. Without this, it is impossible to act in faith, because it is contrary to the ways of this world in which we live.
If you find yourself in a place of affliction, trial and hardship, realize it is not the will of God. God’s plans is to bless us, give us abundant life… but we have to walk in faith and submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit to receive this.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Start each day reading the world of God; spend regular time in prayer and praise; cut out the evil of this world and you will start to hear from God. Slowly as a plant begins to grow after being watered, so your soul will become more open and receptive to the Lord as you water it with time in His presence. As you do, faith will begin to arise and you will start to think and make decisions of faith, which oppose the spirit of fear.
Be consistent, be persistent, fast and dedicate 1 day a week for a closer walk. You will be changed from within and fear will have no part of you life or your destiny.
Already very clearly revealed in Australia by the threatening and intolerant response to any alternate view, since the plebiscite was announced.
Here are some quotes that should leave no doubt as to the agenda of the militant homosexual agenda.
“we’ll get you through your children.” – Allen Ginsberg a militant Jewish homosexual and paedophile advocate
“Recruiting children? You bet we are.”
“Can we please just start admitting that we do actually want to indoctrinate kids?”
“[Conservatives] accuse us of exploiting children and in response we say, ‘NOOO! We’re not gonna make kids learn about homosexuality, we swear! It’s not like we’re trying to recruit your children or anything.’ But let’s face it–that’s a lie. We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it… Why would we put anti-bullying programs or social studies classes that teach kids about the historical contributions of famous queers unless we wanted to deliberately educate children to accept queer sexuality as normal?”
“The younger generation doesn’t fear homosexuality as much because they’re exposed to fags on TV, online, and at school. And I don’t know a single lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person who wants that to stop. I for one certainly want tons of school children to learn that it’s OK to be gay, that people of the same sex should be allowed to legally marry each other, and that anyone can kiss a person of the same sex without feeling like a freak. And I would very much like for many of these young boys to grow up and start fucking men. I want lots of young ladies to develop into young women who voraciously munch box. I want this just as badly as many parents want their own kids to grow up and rub urinary tracts together to trade proteins and forcefully excrete a baby.”
“I and a lot of other people want to indoctrinate, recruit, teach, and expose children to queer sexuality AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.”
– Daniel Villareal
‘Older generations are a lost cause since they are typically set in their beliefs. This is why it’s imperative to focus our efforts on teaching the newest generation (children) about alternate sexual lifestyles. It is critical that we teach children about all sexualities at as young an age as possible. Why? Because the younger a child is, the easier they are to reach. Waiting until a child is 8 or 9 (for example) is too late since their mind has already been polluted with bigoted ideas which are pervasive throughout society. A child should grow up being equally curious about boys and girls. Youth should be free to choose same sex relationships without any pre-conceived notions about what is “normal”. When these goals are realized, discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people will end.’
– PRINCIPLE OF PROGRESSIVE POLITICS — The teaching & promotion of alternate sexual lifestyles
‘Children are the prize to the winners of the cultural war. Those who control what young people are taught and what they experience will determine the future course for our nation. The predominant value system of an entire culture can be overhauled by those with unlimited access to children. Homosexual activists understand very clearly how important children are to their cause.’
– The Real Homosexual Agenda
‘The fear of the religious right is that the schools of today will be the governments of tomorrow. And you know, they’re right. If we do our jobs right, we’re going to raise a generation of kids who don’t believe the claims of the religious right.’
– Speakers at the 1999 Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educational Network conference
(This quote obviously refers to undermining religious opposition to homosexuality by targeting children however opposition to the militant homosexual agenda is not solely about religious objections).
“I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie…”
3. Some of the consequences of accepting LGBTQ marriages. This movement is clearly about cultural change:
* New Zealand’s largest supermarket chain Countdown introduces new transgender policy hailed as a ‘spectacular step forward’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11851328
* A New Zealand primary school have introduced gender neutral uniforms for its pupils (neither distinguishable as male or female)
The other side of the Rainbow – Millie Fontana’s story. Testimony from an Australian girl with lesbian parents and the effect of not having a father in her life.
* Sam sex marriage ten years on: Lessons from Canada:
* If you say or write anything considered “homophobic” (including, by definition, anything questioning same-sex marriage), you could face discipline, termination of employment, or prosecution by the government.
* Transgenders represent approximately 0.3% of Canadians, yet the government has mandated the use of pronouns (such as che/zhe/chir/zir) for transgenders and failure to address transgenders with their preferred pronouns will result in fines.
* The state can seize your child if you you refuse to raise him/her according to the gender that they identify as
* The words “Mother” and “Father” have been banned in Alberta schools
From the United States…
* What gay marriage did to Massachusetts
* LGBT Activist Masha Gessen: Gay marriage is about the destruction of marriage
* US LGBTQ study reveals a millennial “identity revolution”
* California will fine you for refusing to use the correct gender pronoun for transgenders
* In the wake of the legalisation of same-sex marriage, Obama admin forced transgender bathrooms, locker rooms, on schools as condition of funding.
* Transgender bathroom laws have contributed to ‘voyeurism epidemic,’ says researcher
* Female athletic sports have been turned into a farce with male transgenders (men identifying as women) dominating their fields of competition http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/06/transgender-freshman-sprinter-born-a-male-wins-two-girls-state-championships/
* Oregon offers a third gender option on identity documents, including driver’s licenses.
* US universities stock men’s bathrooms with tampons
* Health professionals who question gender ideology are being silenced – see here: http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/19/cant-meet-health-professionals-object-transing-kids/
* Christians are being fined tens of thousands of dollars for politely declining to offer their services to cater for a same-sex wedding. https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/if-you-think-christians-arent-being-persecuted-in-the-u.s.-its-because-your
* United States case study finds redefining marriage redefines parenting http://www.marriagealliance.com.au/redefining_marriage_redefines_parenting_united_states_case_study
From the UK…
* Radical sex education teaching children that their gender is fluid.
* UK introduces gender-neutral uniforms for schools (neither distinguishable as male or female)
* UK Facebook users can now choose from one of 71 gender options, including asexual, polygender and two-spirit person. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/10930654/Facebooks-71-gender-options-come-to-UK-users.html
* Orthodox Jewish girls school faces closure for refusing to teach children about homosexuality
* Sex change referrals in the UK skyrocketed from 96 in 2009/10 to a staggering 2016 in 2016/17.
* 800 children as young as 10 have been given puberty blocker drugs
* A study by ‘Ditch the Label’ in the UK, found that 93% of young people felt it was a good thing to explore their sexuality, while 57% said they felt they didn’t fit into the traditional definition of heterosexuality.
* UK prison worker barred from chapel services for quoting bible on homosexuality loses appeal
* UK government threatens property developer: Build gay bar or we’ll shut uyou down
* The London tube announcements no longer say “Ladies and Gentlemen” in an effort to be more ‘inclusive’
4. The Targeting of Children
Of course like any social engineering agenda, it is always important to focus on the youth and this was made very clear in Australia with the ‘safe schools’ program.
Here is a list of other examples of children being targeted by militant homosexuality:
I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda
Why do nations restrict gambling and prostitution?
In each instance it is because these activities have a destructive impact on the individual, their families, communities and society as a whole. Those that govern nations still have some conviction, even if only for self preservation, that they are required to enact laws that will help benefit society and allow those within it, to have the best chance to thrive and be successful.
Every law does not suit every citizen, but the overall benefit to society behind laws that are introduced, are generally recognized.
If school children are being injured in traffic as they leave school, society expects and will support legislative responses that help reduce or eliminate injuries to school children. Lower permissible traffic speeds during school opening hours speeds may not be appreciated by couriers and transport companies, who have a special interest at heart, but the rest of society will support such a move.
These are the decisions that society expects of their government. If politicians consistently oppose the views and well being of society, they will be replaced by the will of the people through the ballot box. This is democracy at work. Plain and simple… or is it?
The reality is that the advent of globalism has reduced democracy to little more than a worthless sham, with elections being won by those political parties with the most funding. And in spite if any contrary propaganda, political donations are never an act of kindness or for the love of democracy. The only decision that politicians need to make is; “how many donor and special interests can I appease without losing the next election.”
Up until recently this was an easy task because corporations that fund political parties also support or own the media. If the funders wanted to open a new mine or enrich themselves, the media would simply drum up support to fund a new railroad or motivate the sale of some lucrative state assets. The corporations in turn would spend more money on media advertising and party funding and there wouldn’t be too much resistance from the public.
If they got it wrong and the people voiced their protest at the next election, the media would then simply steer the public back to the other ‘donor approved’ political party. The opposition would seize power and continue to open doors for the same funders. If any usurpers comes in and attempt to upset the cosy political status and redirect efforts towards benefiting the people, both approved parties, together with the media would join forces to oppose the intruder. This has worked successfully for many years.
But life has become a little more difficult for politicians in recent years as these multinationals, industrialists and hidden powers are now demanding a lot more than the usual assets, tax breaks or freebies. What they are really looking to achieve now is social change on a global stage.
If you haven’t heard about the New World Order you may be forgiven as it is not a freely bandied about term. But everyone knows about Communism, multiculturalism and gay rights and we all certainly know about the war on terror.
None of these are chance developments, but they are all closely linked, very calculated and purposeful initiatives that are being forced upon Western society by special interest groups. Politicians in the West are under tremendous pressure to implement a whole host of socio political changes upon society at a very quick rate or risk losing power.
And if politicians balk at these outrageous demands, the hidden powers are no longer prepared to wait for the next election to re-establish their agenda; they simply use the media and their other tools to initiate an overthrow from within the ruling political party.
So what are these grand goals and why are they so important?
If anyone is not already aware, they will soon realize that the ultimate goal is the establishment of a one state world communist government. Every bit of media power and every other hidden political influence is working towards this goal but there are some stumbling blocks that must first be moved to achieve this. The destruction of Christianity, together with the breakdown of the traditional family structure and more recently the dilution of western culture through multiculturalism, are all deemed necessary to achieve this ultimate goal.
Christianity opposes everything the New World Order seeks to establish. The abolishment of slavery, the equality of all people, the protection of life, freedom of association, diversity, justice and helping the vulnerable & marginalized are fundamental ideals of the Christian faith. Christianity earnestly believes every person is unique and has a valuable contribution to make to the well being of society.
The family unit intact, with parental influence, limits the influence and effectiveness of state indoctrination. Children have to be made to conform to the future government of this order and teachers and government officials must replace parents. This becomes far easier once the family is broken and particularly when the father is removed from the family.
Nationalism and historical culture identity is a natural resistance to global government. By flooding the west with masses of people of other faith, ethnicity and culture, under the guise of multiculturalism, the hope is to dilute the traditional values and identity of a nation and make world government more acceptable. Any activity that shows any allegiance to nationalism must be stigmatized, vilified and opposed.
In contrast, this New World Order seeks;
– total subservience to the state from everyone. Diversity and uniqueness must be replaced with conformity and uniformity;a single race without any ties to history or God; a people who will gladly accept and serve the new world government;
– to establish a special class of privileged citizens who will Lord over all others, whilst enslaving the majority through increasing taxes, debt & poverty with no asset ownership, but total dependence on the state;
– to dramatically reduce the world population through ongoing wars, euthanasia, enforced sterilization and abortion;
– to break down society through abusive and unjust laws, indoctrination, corrupt education, exposure to pornography and drugs, race wars, etc
– to break down the family identity by reducing the influence of parents, destroying the foundations and meaning of marriage, pushing militant feminism, homosexuality and more recently pedophilia and bestiality and promoting gender neutral and gender confused ideology.
– to remove all privacy and personal liberty under the guise of safety and fighting a war on terror. To ultimately microchip every person and introduce total financial control through digital currency.
Communism is the ideology that drives all these goals and if anyone wonders how this ties into Capitalism they might be surprised to know that Communism was initiated and funded by wealthy Capitalists. Communism is after all a monopoly; the Capitalist Utopia. As Capitalism was corrupted by large and powerful corporations the impact began to be felt within society. At first monopolies were restrained or broken up but this has became a thing of the past as these powers have subversively and successfully gained control over governments. The corruption is now so advanced that governments routinely allow multinationals to avoid paying tax or avoid punishment for crimes. It should be no surprise that the 1% is getting very wealthy at the expense of the 99%. When it is deemed acceptable for large corporations to come in and suck the life of a community, reducing previous business owners to low paid slave employees, it is no longer a system worth retaining. The mainstream media will however tell you otherwise.
Every one of these Communist New World Order goals is being established in the west with the latest deception being the war against the identity of marriage.
If same sex marriage was simply about equality and justice as the media portrays, those behind this push would simply form their own unions and have government legislate the equality of such unions. ‘Gayriage’ would simply be the equivalent of marriage. People of faith could continue to believe marriage is between a man and women and gay people would identify ‘Gayriage’ as their special union. Each group would respect the beliefs and identity of the other.
As lesbian & Australian politician Penny Wong once stated; “On the issue of marriage I think the reality is there is a cultural, religious, historical view around that which we have to respect. The party’s position is very clear that this is an institution that is between a man and a woman.” Of course she and others have been forced to change their view.
This latest push to adulterate marriage has nothing to do with equality. It is about forcing people to change what they believe; forcing the acceptance and submission of all people to the chosen doctrine; that of a Communist, media backed, militant, minority. Anyone that disagrees must be labelled, demonized and persecuted. There is no place for diversity or religion in Communism.
Back to the original statement of why laws are made in the first place – they are there to protect the individual and society.
If this is indeed so, why is the media promoting homosexuality if it is to the detriment of the communities of the West:
– Homosexuals are roughly 23 times more likely to abuse a child than heterosexuals; (possibly higher, as few victims are willing to report such abuse)
– The average lifespan of a homosexual is 20 years less than a heterosexual;
– Homosexuals have a limited ability to remain in relationships with 28% reporting to having over 1000 sexual partners. The average relationship last 2 years with the majority having external partners during that period;
– STD’s affects 78% of the homosexual population;
– The homosexual lifestyle is 3 times more fatal than gross obesity or smoking;
– The rate of sexual abuse(x4) drug abuse, suicide(x3), attempting murder(x4) mental and physical illness are all substantially higher among the gay community.
Any person is entitled to pursue their beliefs without persecution. But if the lifestyle of any other group had these same destructive impact on individuals and society as that of the homosexual lifestyle, would the media and other interest groups be promoting and advancing them as forcefully? This alone, shows us there is clearly another agenda at work.
The homosexual movement was originally started by avowed Communist, Harry Hay in the 1930’s for the sole purpose of overthrowing the West through moral decay. Several books have been written on this well planned agenda noticeably through the strategy of (1) Desensitization, (2) Jamming, and (3) Conversion and all western nations are now in step with this plan. And much of the focus of this agenda is directed towards children.
The safe schools* policy that was established in Australia by homosexual activists, was recently exposed as being a tool to indoctrinate children as young as 3 years old. The program is in reality a highly sexualized program of indoctrination that exposes children to every facet of the homosexual lifestyle including pornography. It has all the traits of sexual grooming.
And as usual, the association between perversity and Communism is present:
Anyone who disagrees with this agenda is immediately labelled homophobic, a bigot or filled with hatred. All discussion must be stopped. Every other opinion marginalized.
Those that oppose Christianity may support and rejoice in these potential changes, but they are blinded to what is being established as a by product in this latest adulteration of democracy.
What is means for the future is that any company, political or social organisation can have their rules, beliefs or identity changed to appease others. It simply depends on who has the power, who controls the media and what their agenda is. Any ethnic organisation can be considered supremacist or racist, any social organization elitist or exclusive… the list is endless. No group will be able to have any unique identity or belief system. This is the future the New World Order is trying to establish and the people are non the wiser.
Behind all of these destructive efforts working against the people of the West lie the same Communist ideals. It is well worth reading those of the new Communist front organisation in the USA, known as Antifa, for further enlightenment:
The success and well being of a nation depends entirely on its spiritual state. Nations that have a Christian heritage and that adhere to Christian values are more successful, have a happier society and have fewer social evils than those that don’t. Where Christianity is rejected or the Christian system is adulterated or distorted for personal gain, power or position, those under that changing influence will likewise suffer. Throughout history this has proved to be true over and over again without fail.
In this day and age of materialism, western society has been seduced and deceived into thinking there is no spiritual realm and that somehow we are the ‘gods’ of our own destiny. Nothing could be further from the truth. The spiritual realm moves and the natural realm follows. Where society or individuals are suffering or trapped in bondage, the devil has authority in their lives, either through the spiritual status of their leadership or through the individual themselves.
The secular world has no answer for the ills of society? Throw as much money, support and training at a spiritually bound nation, society or individual as you can and they will invariably return everything back to the impoverished state that existed before the received any help. Move an impoverished group into a different nation and they will reduce that nation to the same status within a generation. That is spiritual. But its no just impoverished people that turn back to their broken state. Look at wealthy people, people who have made money their God. They lose their compassion, their humanity and their soul and cannot even see it. Marriages are broken, children are separated, possessions are put first and relationships are destroyed. Then they pick up the pieces and re-start the process to do the same thing all over again.
The most wicked in society rise to the top of this world by selling their soul to the devil. When they have achieved all the wealth and possessions they can gather, they quickly lose interest and turn their attention to exerting power over others. The greater the yielding to the devil, the more authority they seek to assert over others. There is only one reason for this and it is spiritual. Is is the Antichrist spirit at work; to raise up a man to gain total control of the world so as to possess that man and rule humanity through him.
Now, after centuries of defeat to the love and grace of Christ, the devil has again embarked on an ambitious culture change plan in the west to prepare the way for his next effort of world control. Through the controlled media these wicked workers of iniquity intend to change what is right to wrong and visa versa. White, Christian, male is wicked, while gay, feminist, Muslim and occultism are good and wholesome. This and a host of other demonic doctrines are being pushed through all of the media, through education, politics and every sphere of society. In reality its all distortion, lies and deception to corrupt and prepare the weak soul.
Take the push for gay marriage for example. It’s called intolerance, prejudice, hatred and bigotry to not allow gay people to marry. Let’s think about that a minute…. Religion defines marriage as a commitment before God between man and woman. It has established various rules and protocols to be adhered to. People accept these and engage in the ceremonies and vows religious society has put in place for marriage to take place. People outside of religion like what they see and the benefits thereof and begin to submit to the same order.
Then along comes a small, media backed, militant and intolerant minority who decide to enforce change upon religious groups, supposedly to receive acceptance to indulge their own contrary choices. If their endeavor truly was about recognition and equality, gay people wouldn’t need to overthrow the views and beliefs of others. They would be defining their own relationships, their ceremonies and their relational mores with pride and then petitioning the government to grant their unions equal status to that of marriage. That is what happens in a just and tolerant society. But this is not about equality. It is about exerting authority over other people, enforcing change upon them and ultimately ushering in more changes to ultimately change the whole of society.
Already there are instances of three men marrying each other, marrying an animal, even a computer and of course the recent push to bring acceptance to pedophilia and no doubt child brides. The term marriage has been made a mockery and that is the real purpose of the media. It is a corrupt and slippery slope that will allow any group that has control over the media, to dictate any changes to society. Expect nothing less than the total perversion of society to follow.It is the process of degradation of the west that leads to the New World Order utopia of a non Christian, heathen, even Satanic, culture of the past.
Sadly people are easily convinced and persuaded to give up all rights, all standards, all freedoms under the guise of tolerance and equality. Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
As a parent we recognize the various stages of life our children go through. First their is the newborn, totally dependent on us, then the young child, filled with passion and enthusiasm. After that comes the older child, a bit more externally focused but still keen to please parents.
Then out of the blue, as the child becomes a young adult with ideas and passions, the rebellious teenage years. As young adults they begin to settle down and find their purpose and passion in life. After that children and their most productive years. Thereafter middle age and grand-parenting and finally the later years with rest from labor and striving.
There is the same cycle as a Christian. We are born again, of Spirit, and filled with the revelation of a whole new dimension, new thought processes, new perspective and revelations. At first we know nothing but are caught up in the Spirit. Everything is new and exciting. We attend church regularly, partake of as many activities as we can, receiving blessing after blessing. Many Christians live for this feeling alone and fall away when the season of young love begins to pass. They never move on from self focus and being fed to wanting to do something for others. Their faith is stifled because it never translates into outward action.
Others press in and as their understanding increases they begin to share their experiences and to evangelize those around them. With faith in action, gifts start to mature and with that comes the discernment of things never noticed before in the church… the carnal, the unrighteous and even evil intent of those that linger within Christianity. There is the crusty and cynical older brethren (who have done it and seen it and invariably know it all), the so called prophet’s and prophetess’s (whose sole purpose seems to curse others, especially the church leadership, under the guise of discernment), the self promoting ‘movers and shakers’ whose intent is to get into position’s of influence and leadership through their natural wealth or skills and then those that just have evil intent to break down the church and others in some way.
It’s a dangerous season because the devil also starts to take notice of you and will move others against you or will attempt to use your immaturity and work through you, against others. (Never forget, making mistakes is part of maturing spiritually). If your church leaders are mature they will be able to channel your passion and emerging gifts and discernment, help you realize your calling and direct you forward, so as to be an asset to the church and the Body of Christ. If however, as is often the case, they rise up against you or take offense because of their own carnality, they will marginalize or rebuke you in some way which will cause pain.
At this point one can humble oneself and repent before the leadership or leave and find another fellowship that can hopefully harness for good that which God is doing in or revealing to you. Sadly most church leaders only recognize their own authority and ministry as God’s authority in the church and they suppress any other gifts or ministry, which is considered a threat. For this reason there are very few active prophets and apostles, few evangelists and fewer teachers and why church’s never move in real power.
Many will leave and wander from church to church become increasingly discontent, feeling they know more than church leaders. The offense is realized when they begin to speak against the church leaders, which is in fact cursing and in so doing become a tool of the devil (like a rebellious teenager, they exercise spiritual rebellion) Others will simply withdraw from contributing and become pew warmers. Many, many Christians don’t move on from this place; they just stop maturing and and that is where their faith remains. They never move on to the fullness of their calling in Christ. God is not really interested if you are correct at this time, He is interested in how you respond to the situation when others reject your discernment or gifting? The response should be humbling oneself, intercession for that leadership, finding small ways to impact lives outside of the church and maturing their gifts further. In due season God will raise up those that are humble and patient. If one can just hold on, be submissive in spite of the rebuke or offense, God can turn it out for good for all – even for the carnal leadership.
Beyond this is the stage of blessing and increase. Christians who have become humble, who do not take offense on behalf of the Cross, who do not judge others but are rather a blessing in the face adversity, have learnt to wait on the Lord to move instead of acting and expecting God to follow…. these are mature Christians who can receive favor, increase, authority and position without being corrupted, without lifting up the self.
There are so few current Church leaders, especially those within the latest response to God’s outpouring (the Charismatics) that have reached this station of authority by going through this ‘4 soils’ schooling of the Holy Spirit . They have short circuited this process in some way and the evidence is clear for all to see. The leadership is in many ways an offense to God.
Thankfully God has been preparing the leadership for the next revival that is coming soon. They have been refined, rejected and have wandered through the desert without purpose or direction. The time is coming soon for these leaders to rise out up out of obscurity and bring forth the greatest revival since the days of the apostles. Their only danger is that of pride. Pride that might come through such great manifestations of the Holy Spirit. I hope not.
And here’s hoping those that have led the previous responses to God’s outpouring will become intercessors for the work instead of judges and accusers as has always happened in the past.