Confirmation  

The Lord is a Master at confirming His Words (His promises to you) to let you know He has spoken to you, either directly or through another vessel. When the Lord gave the pharaoh two similar dreams in one night, Joseph said both dreams were one, like when the Lord calls a person’s name twice. Joseph also provided the following revelation, in addition to the interpretation of the dream: ‘And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.’ ~ Genesis 41:32 (KJV) The Lord had confirmed His Words to the pharaoh by giving him more than one dreams, and also by using Joseph to give the king the interpretation. In fact, some people will (consistently) wake up from a dream but go back to sleep and the dream will resume where the person left off. By the way, sometimes a person will have recurring dreams because it is like an unanswered telephone that keeps ringing. If the dream was from the Lord, He keeps resending the “package” until the person “opens it” and understands its contents. Once the person receives and understands the revelation, or deals with the issue, the recurring dreams stop.

Ultimately, the way the Lord confirms His Words is by bringing them to pass. Sometimes the Lord will not give any other form of confirmation except to simply bring His Word to pass. One of many examples is when Jeremiah received a revelation from the Lord that his cousin was going to try to sell him a field. When it came to pass, Jeremiah said, Then I knew that this was the Word of the Lord.’ ~ Jeremiah 32:8 (KJV) The surefire way to know if a Word (promise) was from the Lord is if and/or when it comes to pass (Isaiah 55:10-11, Deuteronomy 18:21-22, etc.). If the promise was not conditional, a part of the reason it must come to pass is God cannot lie (Titus 1:2, Hebrews 6:18). I said “if and/or when it comes to pass” because some things come to pass that are not of or from the Lord (Deuteronomy 13:1-5). One of the ways to tell something was not of the Lord is if it comes to pass but falls apart, oftentimes very quickly thereafter.

However, while the fulfillment of the promise will ultimately confirm that the Lord had spoken, sometimes the Word coming to fruition will take a long time. For example, the Lord promised to make Abraham the father of many nations but it took 25 years for the Lord to bless him with the promised son. Yet, when you examine that journey, the Lord kept confirming His promise to Abraham. In addition, the Lord did not change His mind, not even when Abraham was probably content with the plan he and Sarah came up with to conceive Ishmael through a concubine. The Lord was so faithful to His promise that He still fulfilled it by blessing them with Isaac (Genesis 12-21).

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Everything I have said thus far is to let you know the Lord is so great at confirming His Words that you don’t always have to ask Him for confirmation. Yet, if you ask the Lord for confirmation, because careful about how you set the conditions. The Lord may not want to give you an answer in the timeframe you established, which could lead you to believe something was not of the Lord. He may not want to answer you in the manner requested, which may be too carnal and expose you to receiving false confirmation from the enemy. The Lord knows how to confirm His Words, so please let Him.

When the Lord spoke to Gideon, he asked for confirmation on three occasions, to include using the fleece as a test (Judges 6:11-24, 36-40). Be careful about “throwing down the fleece” to have the Lord confirm His Words to you, especially after you know He has confirmed it. Remember, it is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). Also, you do not want to push things to the level where seeking confirmation ends up resulting in you trying to tempt the Lord (Deuteronomy 6:16). There comes a point when you are either going to believe Him, and start living by faith instead of by sight, or you are not. Even though the Lord complied with Gideon’s request to confirm His Words with the fleece, the following is a reminder that He was not going to leave Gideon comfortless:

“And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto him, ‘Arise, get thee down unto the host; for I have delivered it into thine hand. But if thou fear to go down, go thou with Phurah thy servant down to the host: And thou shalt hear what they say; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go down unto the host.’

[Note how the Lord confirmed His Words without Gideon having to ask, and the confirmation was going to alleviate Gideon’s fear(s) and strengthen him for battle.]

Then went he down with Phurah his servant unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host. And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude. And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, ‘Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.’

And his fellow answered and said, ‘This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.’

[Even Gideon’s enemies knew what the Lord was going to do for him and he did not have to tell them. The Lord also used Gideon’s enemies to confirm His promise to him. Some people want to receive the Lord’s confirmation from a prophet but the Lord may want to use an enemy. It is very reassuring when the enemy lets you know the Lord is about to have His way and he can’t stop the Lord.]

And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned into the host of Israel, and said, ‘Arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.’” ~ Judges 7:9-15 (KJV)

[The Lord used Gideon’s enemies to confirm His Words to Gideon. The Lord spoke to the men in a dream and He may be speaking to you in dreams or visions too. As a result, please do not disregard your dreams and/or visions. Sometimes He is trying to warn you that you are outside of His will, possibly based on false confirmations (the deceits and desires of your heart). Keep in mind that Gideon worshipped the Lord upon receiving the revelation. Don’t forget to thank the Lord for taking His time to confirm His Words to you, and certainly don’t forget to thank Him when He brings that Word to pass.]

Isn’t it amazing how the Lord confirmed His Words in such a manner that even Gideon’s enemies knew it (before him)? The Lord may let the enemy know what He is about to do for you because the enemy won’t be able to stop the Sovereign God (Isaiah 14:27), and, to have your persecutors watch the Lord bless you (Psalm 23:5). Also, the Lord knows how to confirm His Words in such as manner that it alleviates any doubts, and, it gives you a tremendous sense of peace that the Lord had spoken. While there are times to specify how you would like the Lord to confirm His Words to you, it is best to leave it up to Him. Sometimes the confirmation people receive is the one they do not want to hear, such as when the Lord confirms that He had not spoken. Also, be open to the ways He may communicate things to you. You may know people who are prophets or are prophetic, and you think the Lord is going to give them a message to relay to you, but He may use your child instead. And please be patient; let the Lord choose the best time and place to confirm or deny something for you.

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I won’t go into details, but the Lord recently confirmed something I had asked Him. Based on what I asked, He could have confirmed it in four Words or less. However, the Lord had someone (probably unknowingly) give me a message with one line from something He had told me the year before. It was great news for me but it did not specifically answer my question. Then, the very next day, what seemed like a chance encounter became what was evidently a “divine appointment”. The Lord exceeded what I had hoped for in a confirmation. The enemy had been trying to get me going in several directions, to include trying to incite fear and confusion. But I knew what he was doing because God has not given us a spirit of fear, which means He does not bully us into doing His will. Sure, the Lord can and does change circumstances that cause us to change our minds (Jonah 1-2), but He does not bully us. Also, the Lord is not the author of confusion (2 Timothy 1:7, 1 Corinthians 14:33). So again, I knew what the enemy was trying to do. However, now I can stand firm on the Word of the Lord because He finally made it very clear to me. And since I know it is the Word of the Lord, I gave it back to Him, placed it on the altar so to speak, because it is up to Him when and how to bring it to pass. I also know the cost of receiving such a clear revelation, especially since I am not sure how much longer I have to wait before the Lord brings things to fruition. Another sign of the validity of the confirmation was the immediate increased intensity in the level of spiritual warfare. The enemy has also resorted to employing new tactics, but a Word from the Lord will help you see through such shenanigans. In Luke 8:4-15, Jesus told “The Parable of the Sower”, and He said, ‘The seed is the Word of God.’ The Lord also described the threats the Seed faces, to include by the devil who tries to snatch it away from people. But I have to be good ground for that Seed to ensure it brings forth a harvest. A true confirmation from the Lord will bring comfort, even when it contradicts our desires. Joseph had desired to quietly divorce Mary when he found out she was pregnant (with Jesus). But that changed when the angel of the Lord confirmed the Child was of the Holy Spirit, and he should take Mary as his wife (Matthew 1:18-25).

I close by giving you the flipside of this equation by reminding you the Lord will also confirm which Words are not from Him. Those who have an ear let them hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to them. I vividly recall the Lord letting me know that some people were going to try to ensnare me with something allegedly from Him. He denied it before they even tried it. Consequently, when they tried to ensnare me, everything basically went immediately into the trash. They were like king Jeroboam and his wife trying to pull a “fast one” on the prophet Ahijah. The prophet was going blind. However, Jeroboam’s wife’s disguise was not enough to usurp the warning the Lord had given His prophet, thereby causing the king and his wife to “step into it”.

It is important to have a personal relationship with the Lord so you get to know His voice so others, to include those who falsely profess to love, know, and serve Him, do not mislead you. You also need to know His voice from your own so you don’t get led astray by the deceits of your own heart (Jeremiah 17:9). The Lord will confirm or deny words to let you know which ones are His, and which messengers are speaking on His behalf. A part of establishing a personal relationship with Christ Jesus is letting Him choose how and when He confirms things to you. He recently left me flabbergasted, and with a tremendous sense of peace, when He confirmed something to me in such as wonderful and unique way that I knew it was the Word of the Lord.

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No Excuses  

A true predictive prophecy from the Lord does not need the recipient’s consent for it to come to pass. For example:

 

  • When Elisha told the Shunammite that the Lord was going to bless her with a son within a year “…she said, ‘Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.’ And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.” ~ 2 Kings 4:16-17 (KJV)

 

  • Micaiah told king Ahab that the Lord had sent a lying spirit to deceive his prophets to encourage him to go to battle at Ramothgilead so he would die. The king agreed with his prophets and strongly disagreed with Micaiah, even to the point of putting the prophet in prison. However, despite Ahab’s most vehement resistance, the Word of the Lord prevailed when Ahab was shot to death, at Ramothgilead (1 Kings 22).

 

  • “Peter answered and said unto Him, ‘Though all men shall be offended because of Thee, yet will I never be offended.’ Jesus said unto him, ‘Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny Me thrice.’ Peter said unto Him, ‘Though I should die with Thee, yet will I not deny Thee.’ Likewise also said all the disciples.” ~ Matthew 26:33-35 (KJV) We know how things turned out for Peter shortly after the Lord’s arrest (Matthew 26:69-75).

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Also, please keep the following in mind regarding the Lord’s sovereignty and the power of His Words:

 

  • ‘For theLord of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? And His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?’ ~ Isaiah 14:27 (KJV)

 

  • ‘Hast thou not heard long ago, how I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? Now have I brought it to pass…’ ~ Isaiah 37:26 (KJV)

 

  • ‘For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.’ ~ Isaiah 55:10-11 (KJV)

 

  • ‘But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a Word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, ‘How shall we know the Word which theLord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, IF THE THING FOLLOW NOT, NOR COME TO PASS, THAT IS THE THING WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKEN, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.’ ~ Deuteronomy 18:20-22 (KJV)

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“IDentifying YOUR God-Ordained Spouse, and the counterfeits”

Esau was hungry so he sold his birthright to his brother Jacob for some bread and a bowl of stew (Genesis 24:27-34). Sadly, many Christians are so hungry to get married that they have sold their souls to the devil in exchange for an idol, the possibility of getting married. In addition, like a double-edged sword, the devil has led many professing Christians into practicing witchcraft in an effort to get into, remain in, or rekindle a relationship with someone the Lord never intended. The frequent source of witchcraft is prayer that violates another person’s (free) will, and even God’s will. And to add to the mix, other (oftentimes) unsuspecting Christians come in agreement with the deceived individual to transmit witchcraft prayers. Like James said, “From whence come wars and fightings among you? Come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” ~ James 4:1-3 (KJV) When you pray amiss, the devil will gladly answer, for a price.

The following videos have some helpful hints on identifying your God-ordained spouse, unmasking the devil’s counterfeits that attempt to sabotage your destiny, and how to avoid engaging in witchcraft and recognizing when others are using it against you.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/eISTMrktxcs

Part 2: https://youtu.be/g-hAFrZg9P4

Roaring Lion (1 Peter 5-8)

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Round 2: The Battle Continues...

The Opposition  

People may oppose you simply because they know what the Lord has in store for you, sometimes before you do.

  • Joseph had a wonderful dream from the Lord; one he decided to share with is brothers. But rather than celebrating with him, Joseph’s brothers intensified the spiritual warfare they had been waging against him. After sharing the revelation, “…his brethren said to him, ‘Shalt thou indeed reign over us? Or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us?’ And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.” ~ Genesis 37:8 (KJV) His brothers had hated him before because their father (Jacob) loved Joseph’s mother, Rachel, more than theirs (Leah, Bilhah, and Zilpah). In addition, Jacob also loved Joseph more than them (Genesis 37:3-4). But keep in mind that since Joseph’s dream was from the Lord, when the brothers began opposing his dream they had begun fighting against the Giver of the dream, God.

 

  • Gideon had already tested the spirit by using the fleece to ensure the Lord would use him to save Israel (Judges 6:36-40). But the Lord sent Gideon into theMidianite and Amalekite camp to hear a dream He had given the enemy and its interpretation. Consequently, the enemy knew they were about to fight a losing battle because the Lord had given the victory to Gideon and his men (Judges 7:9-14).

 

  • Saul knew the Lord had rejected him and was going to select someone to replace him (1 Samuel 13:14, 15:28). Even though no one told him that Samuel had anointed David as his replacement, Saul later discerned that David would be the one. As a result, Saul said to his eldest son Jonathan, ‘Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother’s nakedness? For as long as the son of Jesse [David] liveth upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.’ ~ 1 Samuel 20:30-31 (KJV) Saul made several attempts on David’s life in an effort to stop the Lord’s promise from coming to pass, but the king’s efforts failed. One of the astounding parts of Saul’s actions was Samuel had told him he was in rebellion against the Lord (1 Samuel 15:23). Yet, rather than repenting and trying to repair his relationship with the Lord, Saul went into deeper rebellion against the Lord by trying to usurp His will for David’s destiny.

 

  • Jesus was a baby when king Herod found out about the birth of the King of kings and Lord of lords and then sought to kill the Lord (Matthew 2).

 

People who oppose you when you are in alignment with God’s will are ultimately opposing the Lord, and He will deal with their rebellion. By the way, the Lord may use the opposition to get you in position. Joseph’s brothers thought they had crushed Joseph’s dreams by selling him into slavery, but they sent him exactly where the Lord wanted him. It epitomized the fact that “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.” ~ Proverbs 19:21 (KJV)

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Relationships: Marital Dreams 

If you have a dream about getting married (even to the man or woman you have long desired), please test the spirit behind the dream to ensure it was from the Lord (1 John 4:1). While the Lord could reveal a future spouse to a person in a dream, the devil tries to corrupt or counterfeit the things of the Lord. Whereas a dream about marriage from the Lord may indicate a future spouse, or you entering into a covenant with Him, a dream from a devil has similar implications. If the Lord reveals your future spouse to you in a dream, it means He will bring you and that person together in due time. But if the dream is from the devil, it is meant for you to form a covenant with an impure spirit that will try its best to sabotage any Godly relationship you could ever hope to be in. The dream is also insidious if it involves having sex or even lying in bed with someone, both also represent forming and even renewing a covenant. Yes, devils are that sneaky and they will even try to ensnare you with a handshake in a dream.

Roaring Lion (1 Peter 5-8)

Renounce anything in your dreams that is not of the Lord to break any covenants you may have unknowingly formed with a devil. In some cases, a person who desires you may be dabbling in the occult in an effort to mislead you into believing he or she is your God-ordained spouse. The person may also partner with devils to misrepresent you and your God-ordained spouse to each other. The goal of such misrepresentation is to cause you to reject each other in real life. That is a counterfeit of the Lord using a dream to show you a person’s true colors, to include uncovering deceit. One of the telling signs that a dream was from the enemy is if it misrepresents what you, or unbiased third parties, know is true about a person’s character. Or, if you get to know the person, you will be able to discern that it was a slanderous dream from a devil. Based on personal experiences, when the Lord shows me a person’s true colors, whether in a dream or another method, the person usually does something very shortly afterwards unmask themselves, thereby confirming the Word of the Lord (see 1 Kings 14). For some people, the revelation from the Lord is a very good thing, but for others, it is the beginning of the end; they are finished, or at least I am.

This post is brought to you by real life experiences, and, 2 Corinthians 2:11, which states, “Lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices (KJV).”

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Snatched  

The bald eagle is oftentimes used to represent the prophet because of its renowned vision. Sadly, the same eagle represents covetous and/or false prophets, who recognize another person’s blessings from a far and then try to snatch and keep it for themselves.

Bald eagles are birds of prey, thy hunt, yet will scavenge and even steal what other animals have killed. Similarly to how immature prophets can be hard to spot, and may get mislabeled, immature bald eagles lack the distinctive white head and tail feathers, which may make them look like vultures from afar. Regardless of your stage of prophetic maturity, ensure you do not look like a vulture, or worse, become one. Be the prophet (messenger) who prays for people instead of preys on them, one who feeds the Lord’s flock instead of feasts on them (Jeremiah 23, Ezekiel 34).

I close with the following reminders:

‘Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make My people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.’ ~ Micah 3:5-7 (KJV)

Keep your feathers clean and your talons where they belong (see 1 Samuel 12:1-5).

Prophetic Accuracy (1 of 3)

 

Bonus Material: Some people have a legitimate prophetic calling from the Lord but they either went or were led astray somewhere along the way, many of whom never recover. But like Jesus said, ‘For many are called, but few are chosen.’ ~ Matthew 22:14 (KJV) Sadly, some are like king Saul because they were called, anointed, appointed, commissioned, sent, and then rejected (1 Samuel 15:23). And even worse, and still in the same mold as Saul, they have retained their title and position but have lost the Lord’s approval, either before or after venturing into witchcraft, which is an abomination to the Lord (1 Samuel 28, Exodus 22:18, Deuteronomy 18:9-12, etc.)

Character
“For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” ~ 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (NIV)

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Minister to the People

Traditional Church vs. Social Media Ministries

It is hypocritical when ministers in traditional churches marginalize ministers with ministries that are primarily based on social media platforms. I won’t even discuss the fact that many traditional churches also have social media outreach, or, that social media based ministries usually have lower operating budget requirements so the ministers are usually more focused on preaching the gospel instead of reaching for people’s money. And lest not forget that before social media, there was televangelism… If you are still reading this, great, I hope you make it through to the end.

The hypocrisy I am inspired to highlight is how the apostle Paul is definitely credited with either personally writing or dictating 13 of the 27 Books of what we call the New Testament. Much of Paul’s writings serve as the foundation to establish doctrine that governs how churches should be run. Among the 13 Books (which are epistles or letters) that Paul wrote, 4 are referred to as the “Prison Epistles”. Paul’s letters to the church at Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, and his personal letter to Philemon, were all written while Paul was in prison. I have heard several ministers with “brick and mortar” churches refer to ministers with social media ministries with derogatory terms such as “Facebook prophets”. Based on that logic, they are marginalizing the apostle Paul’s ministry, even though they preach from his “Prison Epistles”, because he could be considered a “prison apostle”. However, Paul’s calling was not diminished by his location or circumstances. Paul was still an apostle of Christ whether he was preaching in a synagogue or one of the church homes, or in prison.

Paul initially preached to the Jews, but when they rejected the gospel of Christ Jesus, he turned to preaching to the Gentiles (Acts 13:46). By the way, the rejection actually redirected the apostle towards fulfilling his calling from the Lord (Acts 9:15). Similarly, there are many minsters whose ministries are primarily based on social media because they were shut down and/or put out of traditional churches, but the Lord would not allow anyone to silence their voices. The Lord places His ministers where they can reach His intended audience, just like how the prophet Daniel was taken into exile, away from the temple, and positioned to minister to king Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2). But back to Paul, can you imagine if there were an apostle today who was in prison and was using Facebook to spread the gospel of Jesus, the Christ?

Sadly, many controlling ministers, who have long told congregants to not even visit other churches, are now telling congregants to stay off social media. Yet, that brings up another example of ministerial hypocrisy. How can ministers of traditional churches tell people to stay off social media, but their church has a social media presence? Jesus gave a warning about being aware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy (Luke 12:1). The Pharisees generally added to the Word of God by ‘…teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.’ ~ Jesus (Matthew 15:9 KJV) The Lord also spoke about the leaven of the Sadducees. They excluded or ignored (supernatural) things from the Word of God that contradicted their personal beliefs (Acts 23:8). Some ministers speak out against “Facebook prophets” because they don’t believe prophets exist nowadays. And some ministers who believe there are prophets today, say the Lord would not have His prophets sending out messages on social media. Oh really?! But here is an excerpt of a prophetic letter from a very well known prophet in the Bible. By the way, a letter back then could be construed as an email, text, or Facebook post today:

“Now these are the Words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon… ‘Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon; Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.’” ~ Jeremiah 29:1, 4-6 (KJV)

Have you ever noticed that much of the record of Jesus’s ministry took place outside of the temple and synagogues, yet most of His persecution came from within the religious establishment? And, please, do not mistake this for an attack against the traditional church and a defense for all social media ministries. There are many ministries, both traditional and on social media, that should get shut down, especially those ran by ministers the Lord never called or sent and their doctrine shows it. I won’t even get started on the ministers of traditional churches who have television ministries, many of whom constantly solicit funds while claiming if they did not get a certain amount by a specified date that they would have to shut their television ministries down. The apostle Paul did not belong in prison, but many traditional and social media “ministers” do.

In closing, lest not forget, “My brethren, be not many masters [teachers], knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.” ~ James 3:1 (KJV) Repent, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?” ~ 1 Peter 4:17-18 (KJV)