I talk A LOT about believing, but not this time. Hope you understand what I have to say here and don’t get all defensive. This could save someone much grief. Read it, share it, and please leave a comment.
It was just an ordinary day in the interior of Alaska. I had connected with a friend of mine and we were running errands together. I told him that I needed to swing by my chiropractor’s office for an adjustment. He said that was fine and headed over that way.
I need to let you know that my friend is not a Christian, matter of fact he claims to be a Shaman. Great guy, but definitely not a believer in the present order of Christ.
My chiropractor at the time was most assuredly a Christian. He actually had an audio Bible playing non-stop at his place of practice. He also had employed a Christian lady to be office manager. I hope you get the picture here of what is about to happen.
Jumping right into what I want you to get from this story, the lady prophecies to the Shaman friend of mine. She basically tells him that he will get sick and be in the hospital. She goes on to tell him how he will give his life to Jesus during his stay at the hospital. My friend doesn’t seem too concerned with her swelling words from the Lord. He simply looks at her and says with a smile, “I don’t believe it.”
That was that! She declares the word of the Lord and he denounces the word with the power of unbelief. Let’s think about this for a minute. If belief can help you obtain all the promises of God, can unbelief help you avoid judgement of God?
First of all, I’m not so sure the prophecy was correct. I am fairly certain it was out of her desire to see him convert to her particular version of Christianity. Here is a lady steeped in Christian jargon and philosophies versus a man who was never in the Christian world and has actually lived in a world devoid of all that kind of thinking.
When we got out in the car I asked him what he thought about what she said. He brushed it off as nothing and never mentioned it to this day. So here we are many years later and I still remember the absolute certainty on her part, and the absolute certainty on his part.
Why did I bring this up? Do I believe that God can speak through someone or something to us? YES, I believe He can. Do I believe the majority of prophecies spoken as the direct word of the Lord are true? By my experience, no, they are most often not.
What am I telling you? I am telling you that we shouldn’t believe every word spoken over us. God himself will confirm everything to His people. In meditation we can hear the still small voice of the Creator. Not once has the still small voice ever told me a word that condemned me or declared a curse over me. He always leads me in perfect love to a position that pulls me away from making mistakes in life.
My point is this; we need to eat the good words of God and spit out the many words that well meaning people speak over us to manipulate us. You may ask, What about my church leaders?
Ladies, don’t ever place church leaders above your husband. I don’t care how much of a heathen your husband may be, he’s still your husband. The leaders should have no authority over you, none! The elders, prophets and prophetesses should not exercise authority over fellow believers. The only power that leaders should have is the power of speaking in alignment with the Holy Spirit.
Leaders are actually supposed be the greatest servants in the church…
Matthew 23:11, “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”
So next time you are at Wal-Mart and someone gives you a judgmental word of God and gets all soft-spoken and acting spiritual and stuff, just smile and tell them thank you, but, no thanks and follow the words of my Shaman friend and say, “I don’t believe it.”
It’s that simple. God loves you and will lead you into the maturity of walking spiritual. We need each other in the proper order but not lording over each other through prophecies or any other medium.
Much Love, Many Blessings, and Great Favor