“The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Psalms 12:6 KJV
There are true prophets among us. I have seen men and women used as orators of God that flawlessly speak the sharp and loving Word of God. But, nothing can replace that sweet voice of the Holy Spirit when He speaks promises into your life Himself. Too many have said, “Thus saith the Lord…” in error and filled it in with their own humanistic lies often based on emotion.
Jesus says in John 10:27-29, “ My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”
If you are born again in Jesus and filled with the Holy Spirit you will know His voice and you won’t question it. I say that to say that prophecy can be tried and tested by the believer. We should be ever careful of who and what speaks into our life. The counterfeit of the enemy is real and running rampant in our world.
I was raised in church, and now I’m the wife of a God-fearing, anointed minister of God. I have seen so much in the church world throughout my journey. By no means does that make me an expert enough to pick apart and judge everything happening. That is not my intention in writing this. However, the cruelty and adulteration of Truth taking place within the church world is far beyond what I imagined it would ever be. But, the good news is that there is repentance and a way out from underneath the counterfeit. Do not be blinded by the enemy’s humanistic, self-edifying ways. He always comes in a fashion you wouldn’t expect. He knows your weaknesses and will act on them if you allow it. Listen, obey Jesus and pray often.
“Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.” Psalms 13:4-5
We have to stand grounded and unmoved by the chatter of hell and keep this flesh crucified on a daily basis. We are all capable of sin under the right circumstances. Without that possibility, the purpose of the cross is eliminated. We live in a lost and dying world and whether saved or unsaved we all need the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be unmoved by the world, unmoved by the wiles of the enemy. God is looking for the “Joshuas” and “Calebs” of this generation who will STAND firm on His promises despite the opinions of the majority. Sometimes God’s direction causes us to “go against the grain” or rather do something that seems very uncomfortable to everyone else.
In Numbers 13:1-2 “The Lord said to Moses, “Send men to explore Canaan, which I’m giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of their ancestors’ tribes.” God clearly promised this land to them. Yet when Moses sends the twelve spies to check it out only Joshua and Caleb come back with a good report. The rest said it that it would be impossible to overcome and take the land. Yet both Joshua and Caleb trusted the Lord’s promise enough to take the land.
In chapter 14 of Numbers we find the children of Israel crying and murmuring among themselves about the idea of taking the land. The bible says they cried all night over the matter wishing they had died back in Egypt. Then scripture reads in verse 37-38, “Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the Lord. But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.”
The Word of the Lord is life and we should live by it. The Bible gives us plenty of direction on living a holy and uncompromising life for Jesus. God is still speaking today if we are willing to give an ear to what He is saying. Be careful to listen to Him and not to everything that claims to be Him. It can be quite confusing and scary to think the enemy has a counterfeit. But, the Lord will reveal and set right all of those things in time.
We must stand unmoved by those around us speaking against God’s word. If not, everyone that comes around will sway us one direction or the other. Test the spirits and trust that God’s voice will be louder than any other voice around you. Tune your ear to Jesus and be confident that you will stand unmoved and unchanged by the stormy winds of world.