Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Raised Up

Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.  And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?  Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. I Corinthians 12:27-28

If all you are getting is information from people who do not have the Spirit of God in them, no matter how much you may like them, you are cutting yourself off from the revelation of God's Word in the last days. God has risen up His ministers, Bible teachers and those with prophetic callings in the last day. They have both intellectual knowledge and an anointing from the Holy Spirit to minister. They also have studied and understand the prophetic scriptures, rightly dividing the Word of God. If you are not walking in the power of the Holy Spirit and renewing your mind with the Word of God, than you are not walking in the perfect will of God. However well-meaning, you are like sheep that has been led astray. Radio, television, Internet and media commentators may be brilliant and share your values. Many Christians worship secular and Christian celebrity status over being called by God. This is a form of idolatry and God has judged His church for doing this.This is why in many cases the church is lost and not on fire for the Lord, because the people seek to be fed spiritually by media celebrities. They are worshipping men and not listening to God. Who are the true ministers of God who have been anointed by God to lead and guide His people in the last days? They are there and many Christians who have spiritual discernment are listening to what God has to say to His people now through their ministries. But, if they do not have the Holy Spirit inside of them and really understand prophecy properly, you are existing on a spiritual diet of Fruit Loops. This is meant to be a word of correction.  These are the last days and you are to walk according to the Word of God. This is the only way you can overcome and truly understand what's going on. In addition, the only way you can be spiritually equipped, edified and built up is through teachers who have been called by God and are equipped by God to minister to you the Word of God by the Holy Spirit. Conservative commentators have things to offer, but if they do not have the supernatural call God on their lives, they can only give you mere human knowledge. You are part of the Body of Christ and God has specifically raised up His ministers to equip you.

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. Hosea 4:6

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