Man usually measures things in life by the numbers that are met. When we look at society’s way of success, it is usually just the opposite in God.
Our success in God is based on our obedience to HIM and his Word.
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success,” Joshua 1:8 KJV.
I want God to be pleased when HE sees what I do in private, for that is truly when the rubber meets the road.
Man measures everything by how things are presented and or how many hits do they get!
Man looks at numbers, and GOD looks at the heart. How do we judge and measure our own heart?
It is so easy to fall into the pattern of men pleasers, legalism and religious spirits. The LORD has been showing me about people who say they are of God, who are plagiarizing words that belong to another.
Why would a person of God do this?
What motives do you think would cause someone to do this?
Do we think God is pleased with that?
When we see what is popular or what seems successful, I have noticed that when words are posted, anointed and bring in a powerful boom, people are quick to grab on to what is being said, hoping to grab the tail end to get the approval or to be considered one of the popular vote.
I have noticed more clearly, that others who try to tap into someone else’s gifting, long for the popularity, fruit and the notoriety they see it brings in your lives.
No one knows what you went through to gain such gifting, and the mandatory humility involved, accept God.
Titles mean nothing without the authentic fruit of God’s Spirit, the gifts of God’s Spirit that are forged in the fire of refinement.
The person gains self gratification because it is all about their ego and a neurotic need to be like you or be YOU! They desperately need their success and it is about that person and their success.
I have also watched how these respond when they don’t see the effects in their own life. They get so desperate and think God will pass them by!
It is really a major issue and problem in the body of Christ.
These don’t see what God has for them, so they want YOU! They will set a target it in their life and they will purpose to make themselves indispensable to you, even invading private places between you, the LORD, and also invade your time with family.
I have dealt with those who seek to ride the anointing in my life and God has allowed this to teach ME and others. We all must have fruit of the gift God gives.
I have found personally, that the majority are there to promote themselves while they piggyback to a true prophetic word or gift of the LORD.
This beloved, is called prostituting the anointing. It also has all the signs and symptoms of Witchcraft and Jezebel.
I have watched quietly when a powerful Word of God is written and published, it is like a feeding frenzy and a swarm of hornets, pretending to be bees.
Not everyone is for you! Even when they give all sorts of praise and flattery to the cause.
We must remember a flattering mouth worketh ruin! Some of these people don’t even realize what they are doing.
Man can be sincere and sincerely wrong when motives are not in check. When God allows us to see behind the scenes, there are those jealous because they want what YOU have!
These will act like wonderful friends to begin with, but they are making you out like you are some sort of indispensable part of themselves! One sign is they must be in control of all you do!
These will build you up with words and then as the relationship continues they become more aggressive of everything you do!
Why? Because it must be done the same for them too!
If they cannot get the words from God, they will convince you that they are hearing the same thing! Then it proceeds becoming control and manipulation. They can’t get the words from God, so they become jealous of you.
If they can’t gain any notoriety and be part of what they see in you, they will turn away and rely on others words to make them accepted!
Watch this prayerfully as they will turn on you with vengeance. Forgive, release them and let them go.
God is wanting to get to the heart conditions, not to promote someone’s own self agenda. We need to stop creating Ishmael’s because of our unbelief and doubt.
God sees our motives and sees the heart of the matter. The main player is the pride and Ego of man.
I have found that many do this and fail to see it within themselves. These have such a desire to make their ministry happen, that they seek do we judge by the numbers of people who feed our egos?
We think we are falling behind when God is actually wanting to prepare you hold on and not try and make anything happen. It takes years of preparation and testings.
We each have our own gifts and talents why do we feel we must find approval beloved? The first and the last approval we are to seek is God’s approval. I have found that many seek approval and fail to see it within themselves.
There is nothing wrong with encouraging a brother or sister to keep on pressing in. It is so needed in the body! We must learn to encourage ourselves in the LORD.
Is your success in God private or do you feel you must prove something to another person? Do we search for approval by the numbers of responses?
Do we believe our personal success is based on the numbers of people we think we need?
We cannot see success by superficial fluffy stuff! I would rather have a few good and faithful friends and fellow laborers than thousands of numbers!
Just think about it; we could have very few friends and the rest of them deceptive and not of God.
Remember how the LORD was angry when David numbered Israel. This is not a secular lifestyle, so secular things cannot abide in God’s kingdom. Popularity is a place where we must master, only looking back as a hurdle before we moved on with God.
“And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying, Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me,” 2 Samuel 24:10-13 KJV.
This evil principality, Leviathan, has been working behind the scenes for centuries.
Some of the signs or symptoms of this principality are; to block the flow, cause confusion and slander.
Leviathan seeks to contaminate each word, each person in a way that is twisted in meaning; causing chaos motivated by pride. It bombards with slander, to discredit and to twist words.
The evil principality when it recognizes it is loosing, takes a sweep with its tail to wipe out as much as possible as it leaves. Just as Jezebel, both of these demons are against all anointing on ministry; to destroy ministry.
When this plan is revealed by a prophet, it shocks most people who can’t recognize it, but suddenly at that moment, they have clarity and realize why, how and what happened. It brings needed revelation to the church.
This Leviathan knows it is loosing this battle and it will provoke a action to reaction within the person affected.
Most of these people don’t understand why they feel the way they do. These feel physically attacked by others, and they react with twisted words to choke others.
As the spirit is losing its place of control, the provoked person then desperately tries to find others so they can slander or allow bitterness to gain access, causing a twisting of words to take over to validate their feelings.
We must learn how to help people release spirits without them lashing out and hurting others as they leave.
We must learn to MASTER these things to be effective leaders and team players for preparing God’s people for works of service!
We are living in the hour when satan is throwing out everything in his arsenal!
Spiritual Warfare rages against our Spiritual Body and all around the world!
We must hear, heed and lead the way, in Jesus’ name!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey