. . . . . Sure, people want all the benefits of what they perceive are your gifts and calling. However, they know not what happens behind the scenes.
Many don’t want to pay the price and take the test and training of time. If we are sold out to Jesus, HE will create the training, and that can take a lifetime.
When the LORD Jesus calls us to attention, we must move. Were in God’s army now. My life is not my own and my life is hidden in Christ.
There are people who want YOU! They also want what you have. They measure themselves against you as they compare themselves. Their goal is to be like you!
Once deceived to their tactics, Jezebel becomes very evident seeking access to the prophet and render them of no use anymore. They suck the life out of you. Cut off all access to sucker shoots and cut away the leeches.
Understand this… in a lot of cases, the person whom the spirit uses, doesn’t realize it.
However, the motive behind that Jezebel spirit, seeks the destruction of soul. Once they find out they cannot control and manipulate them, they begin publicly assaulting the credibility of the man or woman of God with a smear campaign.
Take notice, that spirit will manifest once it is kicked out. It will spread venom to others in order to cause division and contamination throughout the body.
“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves; but they measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise,” 2 Corinthians 10:12 KJV.
At no time, does God expect you to look to man.
ATTENTION: Those who covet and desire your gift within, have a hidden desire to have all you have! Once they get what they want, they leave you in a heap, rolled up like a ball. You shall see this, and you must not be moved by anything but God.
Typically, this is a type of Jezebel spirit that seeks control and manipulation, with sappy sweet words seem so nice. However, you can hardly get a word in when you communicate and they seek to dominate the entire long conversations.
Watch! Open your eyes! Don’t allow a spirit to control or manipulate you into comparing yourself with the other person for the sake of domination.
You cannot avoid the times and seasons that we go through. You cannot understand it, but know that God is leading you to where you need to be.
You cannot put your trust in man…..EVER! No matter how good they are or how perfect they seem, to idolize them brings no benefit. Those who seek their own glory will get into trouble.
We all have been called by God, and we must seek him for what attachments try to come. You must decide to keep your focus and ALWAYS point them to Jesus.
At a moments notice, we receive orders from God to move on to our next assignment. It may seem abrupt and rash but those who are warriors must keep their sword sharp and move on.
You may be going through something like this. Yes, it is a hard thing physically and emotionally but when the LORD cuts using one stroke, we heal quickly and powerfully.
The LORD leaves no jagged edge as the LORD does surgery on us. However when we linger and hold on to attachments, it invariably rips and tears leaving a wound that needs tending to by others who understand the process.
We must never be moved by the needs of people. Only by the Spirit of God.
We need to watch symptoms of these things. Needy people can destroy us. Jezebel is about putting guilt on us but we must remain firm on task with people and maintain Godly boundaries.
We must allow the LORD to choose and allow those within our circle of confidants. Otherwise the enemy sends attachments like spiritual leeches to drain us. We are nobody’s doormat. We should work at keeping our spiritual house clean.
Never try to prove yourselves to man. Let God make room for your gifts and keep it between God and you. He will make room! Just focus on the LORD.
The LORD will draw the hearts that he has prepared to hear, but not anyone can carry our purpose. We are all unique. The old is passing away and a new beginning for all who reads this. We are the sons of God but we ever live to serve one another in this world.
“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body of the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sake’s, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we look not at the things which are seen, but the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal,” 2 Corinthians 4:5-18 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey