Monday, May 17, 2010

It's NOT about you...

What is 'reading mail' about anyways? Join Freedom 1 in this episode of hearingGod as she talks about the two ways people acquire 'hidden knowledge' and exhorts you to move through the narrow gate in attaining it.

If you're moving prophetically you know all about what 'reading someone's mail' is about.  If not...all you need to know is that it's Not about You!

Today I want to talk about this interesting phenomena I like to call 'reading mail'.  It's basically when you get 'tuned in' to God's frequency and He uses you as a vessel of His presence here on earth.  Keep in mind that God, being outside the confines of time, already knows the outcome of all things and that's plainly spelled out in the scriptures that keep unfolding with His ultimate script.  [Change in understanding 2009:  I no longer believe that the enemy is outside of time as per the next statement... but watches what we do/say to SUPPOSE an outcome, as well as operation through familiar spirits.]  But who else is outside of time...  Yep, all the fallen angels.  That's why it's so important to test EvErYtHiNg!

I've said it before, I'll say it again...Yes, everyone on the earth has this power to be a ‘vessel’, but because He, creator God, gives us 'choice' He allows people access to it either through the door of Jesus or they can go around & find some other way in to access this power...but there's a catch...
In John chapter 10, which speaks of the Shepherd and His flock, it says: 
 1"I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber." can guess the outcome.  Without going in through the'll find something to the effect of 'I never knew you...'  ouch!

So let's look at the options here...
Vessel 'A', seeking creator God, pulls us closer to Him, whom loves us and gives us that freedom to freely love Him back.  Vessel 'B', using witchcraft or plainly said...getting your information from a fallen angel...still might help people but read John 10 again.  Then realize that it's not about're only a pawn to the devil. 

Haven't you ever seen this in the dating game...come on!  There's an ugly break up and the girl or guy goes to someplace to be 'seen' with someone you despise on their arm.  You know they don't even like that person or it's someone that gets your's just something they are trying to do to hurt you, and what's sad is the person clinging to your 'ex's' arm really thinks they've got a new love.  We know better.  They are totally being used.  This is just what happens every time any power is sought outside of God.  You think you're getting something great, but underneath you're only being used in a game of lashing back at God.

So if you're out there exploring all this cosmic power stuff...just know who's arm you're holding.  Understand the dynamics & see that one is blindingly abusing you. 
The serpant whispers, "Sure help people, do whatever you want...I'll give you can have anything you want."
Just ask how many adults, that grew up in a single parent home, what love it the one parent scraping by & caring for them 24/7 or is it the one who they see every so often that bought their love and let them do whatever they wanted?  A child thinks it's great at the time... but years later, when they 'know better' they feel the hurt.

Jesus is loving you and waiting to be loved.  He's that parent that's doing the 24/7, sacrificing everything for you...only asking to be loved in return.  So come in through the gate with the shepherd in this gifting, if you haven't already.

Now, I can remember the first time I really read someone's mail...

I didn't go through any of those prophetic training classes or openly tell God I wanted to do this sort of thing.  It seems it was birthed from having a heart for intercession... from very deeply caring about another's welfare.

I was interpreting a dream for a person on an anonymous message-board & I felt such a deep desire to help them.  I could see that their heart was right and they needed encouragement and counsel through the dream.  I began to pray for them & responded with what I felt the Lord was saying more than a mere interpretation.  As I began to type, the Lord just took over and it began to flow.  When I was done & ready to post, I was nervous because I felt the Holy Spirit moving through me, but I was really going out on a limb.  This was way more than an interpretation.  BUT, the blessing of an anonymous message-board is I encourage anyone that has a heart for intercession but hasn't stepped out as His give this route a try. 

To my surprise, I hit the nail on the head...I was able to deliver that manna she needed.  Several private messages ensued & we even talked about getting together because we were only a couple hours away from each other.  But soon, I caught on to what was happening...

She was focusing on me.  She was putting me up on a pedestal!  In my inexperience I thought there was 'more' than just being that vessel.  I wasn't hearing God say anything about anything further involvement with her, but this woman was just ogling. Then He showed me what was happening by watching other people that proclaimed they were prophets.  I'm sitting here watching this 'look at me' attitude in this 'prophet' and people just ogling around them.  I recognized that though they might care for the welfare of the people...they also had a root of pride in sucking up the accolades that only belong to God.   They loved the attention!  Guess what?  IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU! 

After Jesus showed me that, I was really humbled.  First that God would even use me as a vessel...but even more so in the responsibility involved with being His vessel.  You've heard the phrase from 'Spiderman'...."With great power, comes Great Responsibility." 

  1. "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven, On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?' Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'" (Matthew 7:21-23)
Who else had pride that went to their heads?  Who else loved that attention?  Be very careful, remember it's not about you at all.

Do you have that desire to be that vessel for God?  Do you find yourself fulfilled in helping others?  I want to encourage you in moving into this prophetic gifting!

Again, there are plenty of message-boards out there.... people that are reaching out... starving to hear God!  You can be that vessel to refresh their souls.  And take my experience to help you abandon yourself and be full of Him.

When God stirs you in empathy for a person & you begin to pray and intercede... watch for those spiritual cues.  Pay attention... do you feel the presence of God upon yourself?  For most you'll feel the power of God manifest in one way or another... some feel their stomach region on fire, others feel it on their hands or upon their head.  If you haven't stepped out, you have to get in the habit of recognizing... of hearing God when He shows up.  Being on these anonymous message-boards are good training to get you to take a step, but eventually you'll need to recognize Him when He wants you to act at the bus stop, in the office at the park.

Next pay attention to how you are praying for anyone.  A lot of times we think we know what a person needs to do... but stop, 'Alert, WaRniNg'... we don't want to move in earthly counsel or 'thy will be done'.  When we get drawn into empathy for a person we tend to want to agree with them for that big band-aide over the situation, but it's not going to heal unless God is allowed to clean it up first!  God knows what they need, and you don't want to be a 'smooth prophet'.  If you find yourself leaning too much on your own understanding you need to get out the big weapon and use it incessantly... Pray In Tongues!  You need to abandon the 'you' to hear the 'HIM'. 

Look how we are.. we love to spoil our kids... we love the quick fix... we like the positive 'word', but God knows exactly what we all need.  And sometimes it's not pleasant to 'read mail'... you're gonna face rejection... but know that they are really rejecting Him... remember, it's not about You!

The next 'big gun' is to pray the scriptures...  if the wisdom in word of the Lord comes to you... pray it.   For example... if they have a financial need, praying this 'word' of God:  "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."(Philippians 4:19) --that is a perfect prayer. 

Sometimes God gives you a 'word' for a person, but sometimes you might only get that scripture you prayed... so share that with them.  As a vessel, you pour out whatever He gives you.

Whatever you do, just remember, it's NOT about you! 

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