Everyone’s Way Seems Right

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The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish. There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

(Proverbs 14:11-12)

Each one of us tends to believe that our views or perspectives are right in out own eyes. There are times when I talk with different people who strongly believe in what they are saying, yet it carries no truth or spiritual value. It may be so far from God’s truth, but in their heart they truly believe what they are saying.

This post will a compilation of several previous posts written over the past few years beginning in 2016 as I was pondering over the increase of rhetoric, verbal assaults, investigations, rise in racism, anti-semitism, and in some cases outright untruths. I sensed the Spirit’s encouragement to revisit and share portions of some of these posts.

The Lord speaks to every believer in different ways. It could be through dreams and visions, a prophetic word. I don’t sense the call to give personal prophesies, not that I believe the Lord would not have me do that. I do however, sense the call to speak spiritual truths in accordance with God’s Word and the unction of the Holy Spirit. This did not happen overnight. It has been many years of preparation, study of the Word of God, living by faith, seasons of testing and trusting what the Spirit reveals. Prophets or prophetic voices have to speak out the truth, regardless of whether others believe what’s being said. That is why it is so important for God’s people to be “born of the Spirit” and know the Word. The Bible warns us to beware of false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing (Matt. 7:15).

God has always had a prophetic voice that carried His Word to kings, leaders of nations, and His people. They didn’t always listen and the results were disastrous. Jeremiah is a great example. Jeremiah was called, commissioned, and appointed over nations and kingdoms to “ uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” Jeremiah saw what others could not see and the Lord confirmed it. I am an ordained minister and have been commissioned to share the “good news” and spiritual truth. God has reserved certain events and things for a specific time in history. The fulfillment of Scripture whereby God opens the door of heaven and we receive a glimpse of what the Lord wants to bring about.

Now, let’s return to the original purpose of this post. Knowing and understanding God’s heart of love, I find myself weeping over the condition of this nation and other nations in the world. I shared in a Facebook broadcast several weeks ago from Haggai 2, Hebrews 12 and Romans 13. There has been and continues to be much shaking taking place. In Haggai 2:6 the Word of the Lord says, “In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.” Then again in Hebrews 12:26-29 it says, “At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” What’s also key is what’s said in verse 25, “See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?”

As a prophetic voice I would tremble with fear when I read these words. Today, I can see more clearly the love God has for His creation marred by the sinfulness and rebellion of man. I understand that the words that I share must not be clouded by my own political interpretation, personal preferences or opinions. My opinion cannot get in the way of  words given to me. My motive must be to lift up Jesus, preparing the way for His soon return.

Lastly, Romans 13:11-14 resonated in my spirit as I was speaking. It reads, “And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”

As believers, it is of the utmost importance that we understand the present time in which we live. The church cannot remain what has been previously called a “sleeping giant.” We must lay aside all fleshly deeds and clothe ourselves in the Lord Jesus Christ who is Jehovah Tsidkenu, the Lord Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6).

“We live in a day when all too many “scholars” and even believers have reduced the Word of God to a purely rational and logical explanation. Granted, the Word of God appeals as reasonable and logical in its unfolding to the human mind: provided that mind is surrendered, yielded and in the process of being transformed by the Spirit! The natural mind is not capable of receiving anything whatsoever from the Spirit of God.” [1]

God longs to share His heart and perspective with us. We must be willing to listen and obey His Word!

Blessings,

Dr. Francine

Notes:

All Scripture is taken from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.

1 The Seer: The Prophetic Power of Visions, Dreams, and Open Heavens, Jim W. Goll – Destiny Image Publishers, Inc. – 2004

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