Dearly beloved in all our learning, we must learn to protect the gift of the King within.
Being stewards of gifts, requires faithfulness. We cannot allow anyone or anything to keep us from defending and protecting those Kingly treasures! Guarding and stewarding the gift is our responsibility and our trust.
Only God can tell us who we are and what we have. There will be those who try to latch and attach to the person to get to the treasures they perceive they have.
Guard your heart for out of it come the issues of life. Don’t give out or reveal your precious treasures to just anyone. Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
“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,” 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 KJV.
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also,” Matthew 6:21 KJV.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh,” Luke 6:45 KJV.
The Word says, that a double minded man is unstable in ALL his ways, (James 1:8). These type of people cannot be trusted no matter what gift they say they have. We are supposed to judge and weigh things by the fruit of the Spirit and righteous scales of integrity.
As you watch these people over time, you will begin to see things that bring instability that is uncovered. Are they honest and real? If their consistency of walk produces rotten fruit you need to walk away.
People will try and perceive to gain access in your life because of the gifts. These see true anointing and gifting; these secretly covet and fully expect to gain access and attain it! I call this prostituting the gifts and one way a Jezebel spirit works in spinning her web.
Satan seeks to gain authority over you and attempts to destroy as much as possible in your life. Beloved, this type of thing is so demonic and seeks even a larger audience if not stopped.
Whoever is being used demonically, for their sake need to be confronted and prayed for in hope of deliverance. However in most cases you must walk away.
It is sad, because Jesus has much for all his children. Believers shouldn’t be jealous of what we have, we all are unique and diverse. Each part is so important.
I know this grieves the Holy Spirit. I have seen those who have unholy motives and they feel this is their quick ticket to greatness. Instead of going through the process, “we decrease and He increases” these assume a worldly agenda. From such turn away. You must guard your heart, mind and treasure.
We want to leave behind us a Spiritual Legacy with God and his people. It all boils down to relationship. Developing a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are no short cuts; this is the path. We seek Him until we find Him! Then we grow to fall deeper and deeper in love with Jesus. This is how we all find HIM; we develop our personal relationship with Him.
God will make room for His gifts in you. Just realize tests come and there are important reasons why the LORD allows them!
As you watch and pray realize this is a test of silence for you! He wants you to be confident in silence. Seeking titles and speaking titles, always speak of immaturity.
Let God be God and let Him make room for your gifts. Only He can prepare you for what’s ahead.
You don’t seek out ministers to become a minister! You never promote yourself! God does the promoting to service in His Kingdom. Promotion comes from the LORD and when the time comes, everyone will know it!
“Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck. For promotion cometh neither from the east nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them. But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob,” Psalms 75:5-9 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey