This is an amazing word and if anybody knows somebody in this area of the world, please share this with them! God is doing His work in so many countries. This is courtesy of Gateway Prophetic School and Chuck Smith out of Charlotte, NC, who is a recognized Prophet.
I heard the Lord speaking to Melbourne and saying “You are not the least amongst the cities that I have a plan for in these days. There is a prophetic mantle being placed on you as a city, you will be a hub of My glory and a center for the plans of the Lord. Much will proceed out of you in the days to come. The economy will be blessed to bless the church, and there will be economic prophets ready to direct funds into kingdom purposes as naturally as they breathe.
You will be a pattern of how the governing of the Kingdom comes into a city.” When I was praying the other day I saw a picture of Jesus coming into Melbourne humble, and on a donkey, and I am hearing Him say; “Just as I moved towards a great victory in great humility, so the Kingdom things will start humbly in Melbourne, but then there will be a quick acceleration to a finished work. It will start humbly, it will start in the children. Children in Melbourne will understand the ways of the Spirit and the fire of God better than many adults. They will be BOLD, running to the battle like someone who is convinced there is no chance of losing. Aspects of the media will be given to you people of Melbourne. You won’t have to beg or borrow or steal, the Lord says media is going to open up for Kingdom purposes. I tell you I have in my plans for your city to be an example of how the Kingdom invades earth. The kingdom of Melbourne will become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. Click here to read more…
I think we have all seen impersonators at some point, whether on television or in person. We look at them and we either think they are doing well at their job, or hope they have a back up career! We may look at an Elvis impersonator and decide they definitely look similar to the man. When he speaks, we think he sounds like Elvis. When he performs, we see him acting in similar ways and he can even belt a song out so close to the real Elvis.
When the Elvis impersonator finishes his job, he goes home and become himself again. He possibly goes home to a family where they get to see the real man underneath the impersonation.
What happens to us in our walk with Christ? Are we merely impersonators who pretend to be something some of the time? Have we become quite adept at passing ourselves off to be something we, in reality, are not?
I think pretty much all of us at some point in our lives have pretended to be somebody we are not. It is sad that society has taught us to be so critical of each other that we feel we cannot be ourselves any longer. We have seen so many Christian leaders fall over the years. I think as Christians we need to stop placing our leaders on pedestals. We need to understand that everybody struggles with something. As leaders, we need to cling to humility and let go of pride. The Bible clearly tells us that prides comes before the fall. We need to always be real and accountable to those leaders next to us and above us.
1 John 1:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
“God does not call perfect people into the ministry.”
God wants a willing and humble heart. If God used perfect people to do His will, not one person would be eligible. God wants us to be real Sunday morning as much as Monday morning. I don’t want to be merely an impersonator of Jesus. I want to listen to the convictions of the Holy Spirit in my walk and obey His voice. I want everybody to have a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. I don’t want anybody to feel like they have to put on a show and then go home to take the mask off. You may be fooling the world, but you’ll never fool God.
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
I can be honest. Sometimes I struggle with humility. My personality demands justice and justice now. Sometimes I think God’s timing just isn’t fast enough. The opposite of humility is pride. I am being proud when I think my justice should be God’s justice. I could fill up this whole posting with so many scriptures on humility and God’s timing and God’s justice because is it so important. God doesn’t want or need us running around and enforcing our own forms of justice. Oftentimes we use manipulation as a tool to get justice. If one of my sons doesn’t think one of his brothers was punished enough, he often does his own form of punishment, or tries to manipulate me into adding more punishment. We see it in our children and we don’t tolerate it. Why should we tolerate it in ourselves as adults? We try to teach our children humility, yet we put ourselves above those standards.
If somebody hurts us, not only do we want them punished, we want everybody around us to know how they hurt us. Why do we spread discord among brothers? I think we all have that super close friend that we can talk to and they can talk to us where everything is private and we trust each other. That is not what I am talking about. How many times have we talked about a loved one negatively in order to manipulate or punish them, and when things finally get dealt with, we find ourselves wondering why our friends and family have ill will toward that loved one? We are sowing seeds of discord. We are gossiping. We are being proud and not humble.
When we lower ourselves, God raises us up. I know I would rather God raise me up than man. I would rather keep my mouth shut and learn to hold my tongue than to offend my King. Lord help me and all of us to learn what humility truly is. Help me learn that love and humility go together. Help me to learn that God is a just God and there is absolutely nothing He does not see. There is nothing He cannot change, fix, repair or correct. He loves us so much that He actually wants justice for those who have hurt us. Help me allow God to be my everything. God doesn’t need me, but I need Him!! Thank you Lord that Your mercies are new every morning!!