In times of crisis and chaos, more now than ever, we need to hear the prophetic voice of God! It’s not a time to be flippant (not showing a serious or respectful attitude) disobedient but discerning what the Lord is saying.
I have been seeing and listening to many prophetic live stream social media broadcasts during this time of uncertainty. Many prophetic voices are sharing what they sense the Lord is saying during this time.
That’s a good thing. My thoughts are not only are we listening, but are we doing what the Lord is asking of us. We tend to hear the word of the Lord, but not obey what He asks of us.
The children of Israel didn’t have a problem with hearing what the Lord was saying.. Their problem was obeying what God was asking of them. For forty years God was angry with that generation. He said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’ Psalm 95:10
God was grieved and disgusted by them. Their hearts would not follow His ways or keep His words.They were hard-hearted and stubborn … putting God to the test, and tried His patience … provoking God … they couldn’t get to that place of rest in Him because of disobedience.
This is true for God’s people today. God still speaks prophetically! But are we listening or obeying what God is saying. In early March, I heard the Lord say “My people do not have a solid foundation of the Word, and they do not know my ways!” So I began a series on Moving On To Deeper Truth based on Hebrews 6:1:1 which says, “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,” I wanted to encourage believers to move beyond the elementary teachings into deeper revelation and understanding of God’s Word.
My people do not have a solid foundation of the Word, and they do not know my ways!
The writer of Hebrews speaks that, “Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 3 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,”bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. Hebrews 3:1-6 (NIV)
Christ is faithful as the Son in charge of God’s house. And now we are part of His house if we continue courageously to hold firmly to our bold confidence and our victorious hope. Then the Scriptures repeats Psalm 95 warning us against unbelief:
“So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion during the time of testing in the wilderness, where your ancestors tested and tried me, though for forty years they saw what I did. That is why I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways.’ So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ” Hebrews 3:7-11 (NIV) God’s anger was ignited with that generation of believers. They were unable to enter into God’s rest.
Hebrews 3:12-15 says, “See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. 15 As has just been said:
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”
Throughout out my spiritual journey, I journal what I sensed the Spirit of the Lord was saying to me to help me focus and stay in faith. I wanted to share this with you hoping it will encourage your faith during this time of uncertainty.
God tells us over and over again that we cannot trust in the world (world system) for our provisions. Don’t believe that God had the power to create all things and doubt (be unsettled) that He can’t provide for your needs. July 2, 2004