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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Are You Willing...




If a prisoner who was convicted of murder, wrote you and said that he was given instructions from the Lord for you and your ministry, would you read what was given and hake heed?

If a young man who had never been to seminary school, never had been ordained by any pastor, and wasn't even a member of a church, approached you and said, "Thus Saith The Lord...", would you cringe? Would raise an eyebrow? Or would you just walk away?

Or what if a woman, who you knew had an history of prostitution and possession, knocked on your door and said that the Lord sent her to given you a message, could you receive it?

For the majority of the so-called church, the answer is no.

But let me enlighten you...

These are the ones that God is raising up and sending out in these last days. These are the people that the Lord is anointing and equipping to do exploits for the Kingdom of Heaven.

The Spirit of the Living God is walking through the streets, the alleys, the byways, abandon buildings, the fields, caves, homes, basements, attics, and the secret places.

He's not looking for the well-known
He doesn't care about how educated you are
He doesn't care about which church you belong to
He don't care about how many books you've written and sold
He doesn't care about your past credit, criminal activities, abuse, or secret sins
He doesn't care about how old you are
He doesn't care whether you are a man or a woman

All the Spirit of God is asking is. ARE...YOU...WILLING?

Are you willing to lay it ALL down and serve Him?

In the 21st century, the western church would have never accepted a modern-day Paul, Mary Magdalene, or even Jesus, Himself.

You know why? Because NONE of them would have fit into your category of what a "man of God" or "woman of God" is suppose to look like.

But let me ask you a question: "What was the Messiah suppose to have looked like?"

See, the majority of the Jews missed that one! How could a young, uneducated, poor, child of a now single-parent home be the Son of God?

The church of Jesus Christ began with a remnant of "nobodies" sent with a message into the world. And those nobodies ignited a fire that spread across cities, cultures, and continents. And in the end, NOBODY could stop the message.

And as it began...so it shall end.


Spiritual Food For Thought

Shalom
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Spirit of Babylon...



I would like to share a revelation that my husband received the other morning...

While he was in prayer he heard,

"The stars of Babylon are fools in heaven. And those that are considered fools in Babylon are the stars of heaven."

When we first read this, our initial thought is attributed to the unbeliever, or even the "stars of Hollywood." But this doesn't just apply to those who are of the world, this also applies to those who are in the church that seek earthly promotion and man's approval. And although they may claim with their lips "not so", their actions reveal their inner most desires and motives.

Even some who claim to be watchmen find themselves involved in an eternal hustle for popularity, subscribers, "likes" on social media, purchasers of their products, bookings, platforms, and offerings.

But when we look at the life of Christ, we see that He lived the complete opposite of what the majority of the church promotes today. Jesus lived simply, loved simply, served simply, and more importantly, He gave all honor to the Father, and made no reputation for Himself (Philippians 2:7).

In biblical times, Babylon was known for its power, riches and beauty. The most prominent king of ancient Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar, who is mentioned in several old testament accounts from the Book of Daniel, to Ezra and 2 Chronicles. However, in the Lord's eyes, Babylon was a place full of idolatry, vanities, pride, and immorality. A disturbing fact is that when we view most of the western church today, we find some of the same characteristics within.

Revelation  chapter 18 talks about the judgement and destruction of a woman called Mystery Babylon. There is much debate as to whether or not the scripture is referencing an actual place, or a spiritual system and mind set. The scriptures tend to argue both sides. In verse 4, we read that John hears a voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues."

As we draw closer to the end of this dispensation (age of grace), we as the true Bride of Christ need to make sure that we are not partaking in the sins of spiritual of Babylon. In a day and age where pretty much everything is at our fingertips, just one click away, we need to use wisdom and make sure our flesh is disciplined and subjected under the spirit of truth, and not falling into the temptations of the evil one. We also need not to look for man's approval of us, but God's. Remember, the world will hate you because it hates Christ and the spirit of truth.

Let us humble ourselves and find contentment (and our identity) in Christ.

Spiritual Food For Thought

Shalom
Mena Lee Grebin
Faithful Walk Healing Ministries