THE STONE OF UNBELIEF AND THE STENCH OF PREDICTABILITY ARE KILLING US

There is a void and a vacuum of the supply of the Spirit in many churches today. This fact alone should be driving us to prayer.

My wife and I have been touching this in the Spirit of late. The concept of it is found in Gal. 3:1-5:

“Oh foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain–if indeed it was in vain? Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the Law, or by the hearing of faith?”

The miracles and the supply of the Spirit of God that is needed in the Church today is found and manifested through faith, and not the works of the Law. This is where many leaders are missing it today – going with only what they know, maintaining control, and relying upon their own knowledge and ability. What the Lord wants is an abandonment to His ability and the anointing of His Spirit, in the same way Peter walked on the water. “If the Spirit doesn’t move, we are sunk,” should be the attitude of every minister.

Think of the bigger ministries in this country that incur heavy ministry expenses from the cost of fuel for their own airplanes to television broadcasts, and the big hoopla that has been made for their high profile events and conferences, but God had little to no say in it. He didn’t speak. He didn’t move. These ministers barely did anything for the people. They did not minister in the power of the Lord or bring a supply of the Spirit, or the present hour word of the Lord. When one measures the money spent versus the paltry results and real fruit produced, it’s been pathetic.

There has been great failure in those ministers who are in the limelight from relying on their own wisdom and their past accomplishments. The unknowns and those who’ve labored in near obscurity have fared much better. What has happened in this country is that the bigger more influential ministries have gotten entangled in the luxury and prosperity of American Christianity while being lax in their private prayer lives and consecration. Just as we are seeing an uprising in the political scene, so there must be an uprising in the spiritual. People are tired of the establishment and the “Christian” cartel.

“Your miracles are too old for me,” says the Lord. “Your manna is stale. Your feasts now stink. Your reliance upon your own wisdom and past accomplishments is keeping you out of faith and from depending on Me.”

That is what I hear the Holy Ghost saying.

The earthly ministry of Jesus is our example. He set the pattern for moving with God. He went to the Father every morning to receive His daily bread and direction. The evidence was there as people’s needs were met.

In our own traveling ministry the Spirit of the Lord has been speaking to us:

You must never get comfortable with where I’m sending you; you must constantly be taking a step of faith in believing for My supply. It’s in the believing that the increase comes in the supply of the Spirit for whatever you need (miracles, revelation, direction, provision, etc.).”

At the tombstone of Lazarus, Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” That stone is symbolic of the unbelief that was present then and now, for Martha’s response makes that obvious.

“Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days” (Jn. 11:39).

Notice Jesus’ response to Martha’s unbelief: “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” (Jn. 11:40)

Many of God’s people are dying today because of the predictability of man’s wisdom and leadership and of their deepest spiritual needs not being met. The state of the Church is the result of this predictability spawned from the philosophies of men. It is a spirit of unbelief that manifests in operating strictly from the arm of the flesh and the soul, and man’s wisdom from what they’ve done in the past. It is death and a stench in God’s nostrils.

In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). The children of Israel in the desert are a great Old Testament example of trusting God, for they had to gather new fresh manna every morning. Moses commanded them not to leave any of the manna until the next morning. When they tried to preserve it, notice what happened.

“Notwithstanding they did not heed Moses. But some of them left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank” (Ex. 16:20).

The Lord has shown us that there are hungry people who are tired of the stale manna, and there are others, especially the newer believers, who don’t know what the real manna tastes like, or even looks like. It is important how they’re introduced to Christ and Christianity.

The biggest need in the Church today is for the spiritual supply that would meet the people’s deepest need, which is to see His glory, and be touched and filled with God. For when a man is touched and filled with God, he is satisfied, and the temporal world with all its’ enticements and temptations will no longer lure him.

Look at the scriptural gospel examples of what happened to the people who were touched, healed, delivered, and filled with God under the ministry of Jesus. The leper was made whole and blazed abroad the matter to everyone (Mk. 1). The woman at the well received a revelation of her Messiah and testified to the men in her city (Jn. 4). The Gadarene demoniac was delivered and began to proclaim all that Jesus had done for him (Mk. 5). The two disciples on the road to Emmaus received a revelation of Jesus in the breaking of the bread, and the word Jesus spoke to them burned in their hearts like fire, as they ran back to Jerusalem to tell the other disciples of the risen Lord (Lk. 24).

Oh, what life and glory was ministered to them!

The supply of the Spirit stops the ministry of death. The supply of the Spirit prevents stench and decay. The supply of the Spirit looses men from sin, darkness, disease, and bondage. This supply manifests through prayer (Phil. 1:19) and faith (Gal. 3:5).

Let no man bewitch you into thinking otherwise and being satisfied with the wisdom and philosophies of men.

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5 thoughts on “THE STONE OF UNBELIEF AND THE STENCH OF PREDICTABILITY ARE KILLING US

  1. I so much appreciate your theme of selling out to the Lord, looking to Him, trusting Him, and turning from sin! Recently I heard a deliverance minister speak of so much immorality in the church (50% of pastors involved in porn). Could this be a root “disease” of why the church is so powerless?

  2. Agree,we need more of “in the spirit” and less of flesh.Just to shed more light on the issue of “…nation home to thousands of false prophets”.Pls kindly check my posts on googleplus(g+).Just search “apostle tokunbo” in googleplus.MANY THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY APPEAR.PLS CHECK MY POSTS.

  3. I think it is very important that we go into the whole history of christianity with an open and humble heart trusting the LORD to teach us – Matthew 23:8-10. We cannot touch the unclean thing and expect the wholeness and fulfillment that ONLY comes from the LORD.

    The line between the HOLY Spirit and the unHoly spirit is very fine. You can have all the “miracles” and the tongues etc. with the unHoly spirit and people don’t discern what spirit it is as they have been put in a stupor to accept whatever has the trappings of Holiness. In the time of the LORD, the Jewish people and others fully understood this. That is why you find the LORD rejecting the offerings of the enemy even though he quoted scripture (Matthew 4:4) because those words were not of the FATHER. That means you can have the SAME COMMAND OR WORD from TWO DIFFERENT sources.

    Take the example of the prophet Samuel when he told the LORD, he was concerned about king Saul, when the LORD told him to go and anoint David as the next king. The LORD told Samuel to say, what we would consider a lie. The only difference it was not Samuel’s idea and it was not from the enemy. The ETERNAL FATHER was instructing him. Samuel did not decide how he was going to handle the situation by telling Saul that he was going to make an offering at David’s father’s place.

    The ONLY test to know that a person is of the LORD is given to us by the LORD in Matthew 7. If we do not see Jesus in the person, we reject it as the lie.

    In Hosea 4:6 the LORD tells us that His people suffer for lack of knowledge. The knowledge in this verse is often interpreted by charismatic pentecostal christians to mean some surreal thing, not including the practical google search investigation while being led by the LORD. If you look at the festival of easter. It was officially formulated at the Council of Nicene in 325 AD under the Roman catholic church that the sunday (which Constantine said venerated the god of the sun) after the vernal equinox in the spring (which is a prominent occult festival) would be the date for estore or easter. That is how the date is set each year for easter. In one year it coincided with the Passover celebration of the Jews and the p*pe changed the date in that year.

    Talk about the reference in the book of Daniel to the person who changes times and dates! and we touch the thing and wonder why there is a spirit of the yo-yo in our life. We touch the LORD and then we see opposition. Is this the LIFE the LORD said would be where His burden is LIGHT and His yoke EASY as darkness has already been destroyed?

    I am not an SDA or a Messianic Jew. The only strength I hold is that from the time of being a very young convert in The LORD I would seek His Heart. There were many lessons learned and I had a hard time dealing with some situations where the LORD would tell me that the popular pastor who drew people to himself was a cult! I don’t celebrate any roman catholic pagan compromising feasts as they have the same reference as the LORD telling His people not to bring a thing that was in the possession of those who worshiped pagan gods into their homes.

    I often think of a situation where the LORD told me not to keep the magazine that had the picture of a well known US lesbian talk show host in the trash bin in my apartment. He wanted me to throw it in the trash bin outside. My inner peace was disturbed until I took the magazine and threw it in the trash outside.

    Jesus is The Word. UnHoliness is also word. The Word can be a wave or sound generated by the reflection off a picture or an object, or a sound in music. The LORD dwells or is magnified in His Praises – the opposite is also true, that evil can be magnified in its “praises.” Seek the LORD to understand Isaiah 45:7 especially in the Jewish understanding of the Scripture.

    Today we are in The LIGHT of Our Father and His Son in who we have our identity. The darkness of Isaiah 45:7 has been overcome by the LORD’s BLOOD but we can (being created in the Image of God) create both Light and darkness. The difference between the Old testament believers and us is that they were not in The Father to control darkness – they were not born of His Spirit. We are – see 1John 4:17. Isaiah 9:6 Let us not CREATE DARKNESS by being deceived by the stupor indifference to evil that has a respectable face – the book of Jude tells us how the early believers were deceived and they suffered for it, many with their lives. Ask yourself how can those who believe in the Gift of Tongues entertain with respect into their midst “leaders” who condemn Tongues? See Romans 16:17. The infiltration of evil is subtle as it often looks good and is very reasonable!

    The LORD is outside time and space. What is done today is as if it was done thousands of years ago, whether under the roman catholic system which was supported by roman politics or done in the worship of evil by those referred to in the book of Ezekiel or Isaiah. Let us return to The LORD and His Ways, There is no way to the Father with even a sliver of darkness in His LIGHT that we are ONE with if we are in the BODY of the Messiah Jesus – Yeshua (Jewish Word for Salvation).

    Thank you for reading a long post. The LORD’s Wisdom is infinite. Mine is what I know at this time, which I humbly believe is endorsed by FATHER!

    • I want to add that the “miracles” of darkness are sourced in evil that comes to steal, kill and destroy – John 10:10. Of what I have seen they do not last and are very deceitful. Deliverance is similar. They have deliverances or exorcisms and they do not last and can leave the person in a worse state than before. See the testimony of Walter Veith on youtube where his son was “delivered” of a demon by a catholic priest. It did not last and the priest began to speak to him about purgatory etc. (catholic doctrines not in the Word).

      I also want to add with the limited research I have done of Judaism that the “person” in Daniel who changes times could refer to the spirit that is against the Christ or Messiah. Judaism will often teach that scriptures are written by The LORD in ways He can communicate with man; in ways that human beings can relate. There are only two spirits. It is the unHoly spirit that is against Obedience to and Holiness in The LORD – Romans 8:14 (not our own ideas of Holiness and Obedience).

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