Who are we listening to?

Sharing this today for those who have ears to hear what God is speaking to His Church right now. The Lord is still speaking, but who are we listening to? If we only listen to the news, we will not have our faith strengthened. On the contrary, the enemy attempts to awaken more fear over faith. I am not saying do not listen to the news, but as Christians, we cannot only listen to the news. Listening to the news should actually encourage more prayer as lovers of God and people. If we only listen to the news and to others who do not believe or follow God’s Word and are not people of faith, we will struggle to remain peaceful and faithfully trusting God to carry out His divine promises over His people.

God speaks through His Word always. Are you spending time meditating on God’s Word? God speaks to us through prayer, as we quiet our minds and hearts and listen. Prayer brings peace (Philippians 4:6-7). God speaks through His Holy Spirit – the gentle nudging and leading and peaceful guidance in our spirit.
The Holy Spirit will never speak anything contrary to God’s Word. God speaks through His people. And, yes, He still speaks prophetically today. (See 1 Corinthians 14).

Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13

This is a time for the church to awaken, unite in prayer, exercise faith over fear, speak God’s promises and serve others in love. This is not a time for the church to remain silent. The church is not a building. We, the people who belong to God, are the church. May we not be like Naaman, the army commander, who actually became mad at what the prophet Elisha told him to do (2 Kings 5:9-14). Naaman had to repent of his pride and follow Elisha’s specific instructions before he could receive his healing. We must guard against a spirit of pride and being offended by who God uses, speaks through, or how God chooses to move and work by His Spirit. Pride always keeps us from hearing and receiving from God.

I pray every believer who listens to this message and joins in prayer will have ears to hear by The Spirit. May this stir up repentance where necessary, and more love, faith, prayer, and boldness for such a time as this. May this encourage you to believe the Word of The Lord over all other words being shared right now.

Indeed, the Sovereign Lord never does anything until He reveals His plans to His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 NLT

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22

Scripture References:
Ephesians 4; Isaiah 55:8-13, Isaiah 26:3; Psalm 91; Psalm 133; 2 Timothy 1:7)

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