TODAY’S DEVOTION (Saturday 15TH August 2020)
“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.” Matthew 24:10-11 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 226TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
The Christian Life is so designed that if we are not told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about whatever concerns it, we will be torn into shreds by the enemy of our souls.
In our devotional today, I feel strong to share a strong truth that will help us in our walk with GOD if we submit to the WORD. There are things to learn day after day from the LORD. Today is not an exception.
To start with, I want to present to us that when error, half-truths or outright lies form our belief system as Christians, we will not last in the faith that was delivered to our Fathers. We will slip into another kind of faith, breed another kind of Christianity, follow another lord, and submit to any spirit that masquerades as the Holy Spirit.
That is why listening to the whole counsel of GOD remains key to following the faith of our fathers and the Christianity Jesus birth by their hands.
I have met quite several Christians who are good at coming out with a word from God. They will tell you God said this, God said that God told them this and God told them that. Yet you cannot sense divine presence around them. Most of what they say, is either Biblical baseless, prophetic perceptions based on half-truths or outright lies from the pit of hell altogether.
In fact, when you meet them, the first thing you will sense is a demonic presence, oozing out of them. And since they do not know how demonic presence feels like to the senses of the human spirit, they take their so-called prophetic words as divine.
Unclean and lying spirits have been unleashed on so many Christians, giving them a false prophetic hearing that is sometimes accurate but not true. The worst part is the pride that wrap them like a mantle; a demonic pride that do not let them humble themselves and be free!
THE LORD BEGAN TO SHOW ME SOMETHING ABOUT THIS SAD SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT.
I began to see that what has increase the plague of false prophetic hearing today is the spirit of offense and bitterness in so many hearts. The LORD began to show me things about this spirit and its interference with our faith that I cannot exhaust in this devotional.
Our devotional text said,
“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many”.
Do you see the connection between offence, betrayal, hate and the rise of false prophets? They are interconnected.
That is why you will never see most prophets burning with anger against sins, abominations, and wickedness but against those they feel offended at or some supposed enemies. You will find them burning with anger against people who offended them by leaving their churches or not tithing or sowing the seeds their god demanded that the people sow.
God began to show me that offence, feelings of betrayal, and hate has a way of attracting lying spirits to the souls of believers. When these lying spirits come, they will begin to speak as God to them giving birth to a false prophetic hearing. The devil will always speak in the language of GOD to deceive, if possible, even the elects.
That is why God instructed us strongly through Isaiah to shake off the dust of offence, feelings of betrayal, and hate from our spirits and souls. Sometimes these feelings leave our souls and go to dwell deeply in our spirits, attracting all kinds of lying prophetic spirits to us and making it impossible for us to even know the feelings are still there.
Most of those I have seen operating in the accurate but false and untrue prophetic hearing system, are people who have been severely hurt in life. Intercessors whose wives or husbands treated so badly, passing them through very terrible experiences and parting ways with them. These people did not wait to be healed by the Spirit of the LORD, before venturing into what they call ministry. Hence attracting the false spirits driving them to prophesy.
I HAVE ALSO SEEN PEOPLE SEVERELY HURT IN LIFE OPERATING IN FALSE PROPHETIC REALMS.
The pain of betrayal and the bitterness of the offence committed against them still lies deeply in their hearts, making it impossible for them to be free from the false spirit they call God, and come into the clean prophetic realm God has for them. These things sadden my heart each time I come across these precious people.
I am not writing this to injure or sadden anyone but to partner with God to wash someone so that we can come into the true prophetic realm reserved for the sanctified.
Hate, feelings of betrayal, and offence will always attract a lying prophetic grace upon a Christian. There is not space to show you other Biblical examples. But the truth remains that every lying prophet and false prophetic ministries in the Church today, germinated from the soil of offence, feelings of betrayal, or hate. That is why God will pass us through seasons of purging before opening the true realm to us.
I pray for us today that the LORD will sit over our lives as a purifier of the Sons of Levi, just as we are uncovering in our ongoing 50 DAYS WINGS OF THE SPIRIT, so we can unleash accurate prophetic hearing and come out of the many chains we have chained ourselves to in the name of “God is saying this to me” or “God told me this” in Jesus precious name. AMEN
LET THIS SCRIPTURE BE AN MEDITATION FOR YOU TODAY AND FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
“Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by your generous Spirit.”
“Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You.” Psalm 51:10-13 NKJV