“Never judge the amount of anointing that I have placed on any of My children based on the way they look. It is time for the pompous, arrogant ministers, who have misused My Word for their own gain, to be ignored for who they are. They pervert My Gospel and cause others to do the same. Slick talk and eloquent speeches never cause heartfelt changes in the lives of those who need to hear what I am saying.
"You are My vessels, a new breed of priests. You have bought gold refined in the fire and can no longer be tempted by the world and its ways. You have paid the price to know Me intimately. Because you have been in low, unassuming places and have often had a desperate need of Me, you now own what you are called to tell others. My Word is formed deeply in your heart. My Spirit is the director of your ways. The world may ignore you because you appear ordinary. Most of My church will discard you because you have little for them to admire, but I am about to do exceptional things through you. Quietly, calmly, you will minister My Word in dunamis power because of your humbled lives. Truth will come forth because of your obedience. I am pleased. Watch what I do through you.”
Ps. 51:6 AMP
Behold, you desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
Hosea 4:6 AMP
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge…
Luke 11:52 AMP
Woe to you, lawyers (experts in the Mosaic Law)! For you have taken away the key to knowledge; you did not go in yourselves, and you hindered and prevented those who were entering.
Luke 12:1 NIV
Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”
I’ve often wondered what Jesus must think about all the tremendous opportunities the church has had to present the Gospel in this country, and what we’ve done with them. The end result of many years of the best facilities and communication tools is a “bless me” religion that is weak and powerless against our own sin and limited in presenting the true character of Jesus to a dying world. How did that happen?
No matter what has been, our Father is concerned about what is about to be. He is raising up a people who are tired of surface religion, finished with hypocrisy in their own lives, and desiring only truth. He is calling out those who have heard the call to holiness and have determined to glorify Him with their lives rather than simply present empty words and cold preaching to those who are dying. He is stirring up the spirits of those who can no longer be satisfied in remaining as they are. They covet the truth of God’s Word for their very being. He is calling for a holy people, ready to present the Word in truth.
Take me there, Lord,