“It’s time to get back to the basics of My Word. It’s time to set aside the foolish teachings of men and return to My kind of life for you. That is one of absolute obedience and submission to My will. Many of you have found comfortable teachings about the use of your time, money, resources, and giftings that keep you from living the submissive, crucified life. Because you have chosen the easy, self-serving road, I am unable to share the deeper things of My heart with you. I know that you will consume them upon yourself in the same way that you have consumed My other resources. In short, I can’t trust you with My heart for this season.
"If you, however, repent of your selfish ways, I will once again trust you with My Word. Repent now. I desire to share fresh manna with you, manna to give to those who are hungry for real food. If you continue on your selected path and do not repent, you will be one of the drooling masses, who are consumed with the fear of losing those things they are holding close when difficult times unfold. I desire for you to be able to feed others; you, however, will require food from those who have chosen My way, all because you would not hear Me and turn from your selfish ways.”
Joshua 7:13 AMP
Up, sanctify (set apart for a holy purpose) the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel; There are accursed things in the midst of you, O Israel. You can not stand before your enemies until you take away from among you the things devoted [to destruction].
Mark 4:24 AMP
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you – and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
I am convinced that the Lord is tearing away the false teachings that have permeated the church, teachings that have hindered the work of God going forth. Because of the complacency that has set in, the general body leaves the preaching to the preachers, the evangelizing to those “called” to do so, the support limited to “tithes,” and the witnessing to those who are “better at it than we are.” Neighbors waiting for someone to share the Gospel with them go to hell, and we wonder why God never sent the right person, instead of repenting for not going ourselves.
You and I are the ones God desires to use for His work. Each of us has been given gifts and talents that are needed right in our own circles. The Lord is asking every one of us to give away what we have been given. Instead, we stand around with clenched fists, looking for others to share what they have.
Open my hands and allow me to pour out Your gifts, Lord,