Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Honest Scales Are From The Lord

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Differing weights and differing measurses the Lord Detests them all. Proverbs 20:10

We are living in a time when knowledge has increased. Sadly the equal measure of this knowledge and its expression is not evident. The Holy Spirit has revealed to me that this imbalance is an abomination before the Lord. Proverbs 16:11 reads, “Honest scales and balances are from the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making.” Chapter 20:10, 23 reads, “Differing weights and differing measures — the Lord detests them both.” V23, “The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.” The Lord is not satisfied with the imbalance of knowledge that has come to the Body of Christ and the expression of that knowledge in the lives of His people. God detests imbalance!

I don’t claim to be a prophet or a son of a prophet, but one thing I am sure of; I do have the spirit of prophecy. You do too. You may ask, “What is the spirit of prophecy? In Revelation, our Brother John was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 19:10 says, “At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. ” Revelation 6:9 reads, “l saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the Word of God and the testimony they had maintained? Revelation 12:11 and 17 reads, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;” V17, “. . . those who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus."

We have stepped through the threshold of change, change of ministry and ministers. For too long, 'professional' ministry has controlled, limited, and frustrated the increase of Christ in God’s people. What is 'professional' ministry? It is ministry that has used God’s people for its own interest, position and finances. In Matthew 23:13 the Lord said to the Pharisees and Scribes, “You do not enter into the kingdom and you don’t allow those who are trying to enter either.” He considered them as blind leading the blind.

There is a fire of jealousy burning in my spirit for God’s people. I declare to you, change is coming and is here now! The Spirit of prophecy that works within us is giving evidence confirmed by His word that He is raising up His people, not professional ministers, for this last great harvest. Our Lord and Savior will not be denied the fruit of His travail. The evidence of this change is paramount throughout God’s Word. If you allow the Holy Spirit to cleanse your spiritual eyes, to see as He sees, you will glorify the Lord.

The book of Judges is one example of this change. We all know that during this time Israel went through ups and downs, blessings and cursings. Judges 6:1 reads, “Israel did evil in the sight of God” and therefore they were reaping the consequences. As you continue reading you will notice God sent a prophet to Israel but they did not obey and calamity came to them. Let’s focus on a particular individual, Gideon. He was neither a prophet nor a king but a vessel through which God brought forth His interest, His desire. II Chronicles 16:9 reads, “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” In Judges 6 we see Gideon hiding while threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites and the angel of the Lord comes down to observe this young man. As the Holy Spirit opens this event we must ask ourselves what is it that drew the angel of the Lord from the unseen into the seen, from out of time into time. This is very critical to understand for us today. God never changes; He is the same yesterday, today and forever. It was the interest of God working in the heart of Gideon that caught the attention of God and drew Him to bring these words to Gideon, "Mighty man of valor." He speaks to Gideon and tells him to deliver Israel. For you see, the state of Israel was not what God wanted at that particular time. Gideon knew in his heart that there was something wrong with the situation of the chosen people of God.

The Holy Spirit has confirmed this same situation throughout the U.S. and Latin America. The state of the church in these countries is not what God desires. There is no doubt a separation is coming, we must be aware of it. Millions of dollars have been spent on programs and buildings yet the Body of Christ is famished, hungry and thirsty for Jesus Christ. I believe the responsibility lies in us to recognize and to do something about the condition of the Body of Christ throughout this world. As you follow the story of Gideon you will see how God separates those who are fearful and those who are more concerned with their own interest when He takes them to the river to drink. lt is only those that are caught with the same interest as Gideon that God uses. I'm here to tell you that God is looking for those who have recognized, by the power of the Holy Spirit, the tremendous need in God’s people. God is raising up a new ministry. Everything God has used in the past that no longer produces His desire or brings satisfaction to Him, He will set aside. Remember, the Lord also desires to be satisfied. He looked at a tree thinking He would find fruit. Approaching the tree, He didn’t find anything to satisiy His hunger . . . He cursed it and set it aside. This is what has happened to 'professional' ministries who look out for their own interest and not the interest of the Lord, I emphasize, Gideon was not a prophet or a king but a judge. God is moving in the same way again, He is raising up his people to bring justice into the Body of Christ, for justice begins in the house of God. The measuring scales are within us, for it is Christ our Lord who is the standard and the measure. I speak to you as one who loves the Lord with all my heart and I know you do too. Let the Holy Spirit illuminate your understanding by the spirit of wisdom and revelation.

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