We must learn to trust the discerning Spirit of God in you. When we recieve a word, dream, thoughts, whatever the case, even if coming from well meaning Christian’s, the accountability and responsibility to discern the Voice of the Holy Spirit is with you.
Well meaning believers can speak out of their own fears, anxieties and worries, or even worse from a religous spirit. This is a powerful lesson I have learned. Warnings given, words spoken over your life carry power- all words carry power. We are to discern if they are of God’s Holy Spirit or the enemy’s or the human soul.
Even though most people mean well and may even be people of prayer, the written word, they stand from a different position; looking at your life from outside, not inwardly. When the Spirit of God gives the insight from the inside into anothers life, it is Truth and Truth is truth. But when the human soul stands from an outside perspective and looks at your life, your choices, where you are it is important to understand that they could be worried for you, confused about what you are doing, or anxious, fearful, even jealous or insecure.
Wisdom from the Word
We are commanded in the Bible to be slow to speak and quick to listen. ( Jam. 1:19)
There is a time to speak and a time for silence. ( Eccl.3:7)
So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. ( John 8:28)
• ignoring/ not discerning the voice of God can bring consequences and cause sufferings unnecessarily.
• trying to recieve a word/warning that you do not believe came from God is highly dangerous.
• You can shut down your own giftings by trusting man over the Spirit of God in you. Dont ignore the checks.
• God gives hearing ears
Other believers, no matter how well meaning, even leaders will at times speak from their soulish insight and put a religous or spiritual sound in their perspective. When these words come to your ears, you must be mature enough to take it before God. If it does not resonate with your spirit and is not confirmed by God- trust Gods spirit in you- not them.
This may sound simple, but in moments when your broken, or going through a season of hardship it is easy to trust another believer over your own self. However if you are in right standing and right communication with God and you get checked then you must learn to trust your own “gut”. Your well.
Recieving from God can depend on willingness of recieving from others. Don’t miss out on God’s speaking into your life due to unbelief or lack of discerning His voice.
Study to show yourself approved
As a young believer I was taught through good well meaning people to allow my voice to be silenced time and time again. I was taught that spiritual gifts were meant for the prayer closet only, and any speaking or releasing words, even scriptures could anger or harm people. This became a bondage of fear over my life for many years, even when being called to preach. When God calls you to be a voice and yet those around you teach you to be silent; what will you choose?
Accountability and Responsibility
Accountability and Responsibility is a big part of PURIFYING. We are always first and foremost accountable to God Almighty above any man. We are RESPONSIBLE to work out our own salvation in fear and trembling before God. You as well as I will stand before God Almighy and saying they told me not to speak will not work. You must SEEK, humbly and honestly; not eager or ambitious to speak, but humbly honestly walk before your God.
There are multiple spirits in the earth that cut off the true voice of God. It is time for a generation to FEAR GOD ABOVE MAN. Take the risk and when neccesary take the correction; but speak when God commands you to speak! Do not let fear, religion, or anothers fears silence you!
That being said, remember God is a God of order, and when it comes to being in a coorporate setting, submit to protocol. Above all remember Jesus spoke and ministered when many constantly commanded Him not to. Trust the Spirit of God in you and walk humbly before God. In all you do, do it as unto the Lord❤
There is a balance between fear of man and submission.
Freedom to speak
We are living in a time when the freedom of speech is under attack. Religous freedom is under fire. Whether it’s your employer, spiritual leader, or neighbor, without faith it is impossible to please God. God will test those He calls, we have to know the rules and protocol and really truly honor God by knowing when He is really impressing us to speak. Know when to break what man made rules in the days ahead!
Who will speak?
14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” Rom. 10:14-15
But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds. Jer. 3:22
God wants out! He is about to move! The righteous are bold as lions, and God is with their mouth!
Speak when He commands, be silent when He does not, and learn to know the difference🎯
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