Blessings People of God!
So, what the Lord recently revealed to me, people of God is this. We already know that it is no longer that the phrase “God said” is being used by authentic people of God, authentic messengers of the Lord, authentic servants of the Lord. No longer is the phrase “God said” being used by those that have been chosen to hear from God. No longer is the phrase “God told me to tell you” being used by people that God has chosen himself to prophesy to you to speak something to you. How do we know that people of God? Well, if we go to the scriptures, if we go to the word of God, if you have your Bibles, come with me to Matthew chapter seven verses 21 through 23. And this is what it says.
Verse 21, not everyone that sayeth unto me, Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. But he, that doeth the will of my father, which is in heaven. Verse 22, Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils and, in thy name, done many wonderful works. Verse 23. And then, will I profess unto them I never knew you. Depart from me ye that work iniquity. So the Bible is clear here, people of God, in these verses and teaching us that just because somebody says, Lord, Lord, it doesn’t mean that they are of the spirit of the Lord. Just because they said, God said does not mean that God is speaking to them. It does not mean that God knows who they even are.
Now, guys, I understand that sometimes God will use people to correct you. Sometimes God will use people to rebuke you. We all don’t know everything. We all fall short of the glory of God. None of us are perfect. So if a sister or a brother comes to us in love and brings something to our attention about ourselves, then we should be open to listen.
However, not everybody that comes to you with a rebuke or correction is speaking from the spirit of the Lord. Let me say that again. Not everybody that comes to you and says, Lord, Lord, God said, thus sayeth the Lord told me to tell you is hearing from the Lord. And this is why the Bible tells us in John chapter four verse one. Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God, because many false prophets go out into the world. This is the big wicked agenda that is deceiving many of God’s people in this hour. Why? Because when somebody says, God said, or when somebody says, God told me to tell you, or when somebody says thus sayeth the Lord, people tend to believe it. Because immediately, let’s be honest, there is no way to verify unless you and I take the time to go to God in prayer, unless you and I test the spirit and we wait on God to give us an answer. We wait on God to confirm.
But a lot of us are not doing this people of God. We’re not testing the spirit behind the words that are coming out of people’s mouths. And we’re believing what’s being said because somebody is saying, God said.
This phrase, God said, God told me, it’s such a powerful phrase but it is being used in wicked ways. And guess what? The enemy knows this. The enemy knows that some people are simply not going to test what’s being said. And this is how Satan is successfully bullying God’s people. This is how Satan is successfully speaking false hope to people that have the itching ears that really need a word from God. This is how the enemy is successfully intimidating people. This is how the enemy is successfully placing fear in God’s people.
Guys, it is almost unbelievable. The great lens that the agents of Satan are willing to go to try and discredit God’s people in the worst ways possible. But we got to know that Satan’s agenda is realer than the air that we breathe. And as a result, people of God, we got to stay woke. We got to stay on guard. We have to stay abreast to the tactics and the devices of the enemy. How do we do that? We get to know God as much as we possibly can through relationships, which is something that we have to keep going on a daily basis.
Test the spirit behind the words that are coming to you from people that say that they hear from God, that are saying to you, God said, that are saying to you, God told me to tell you, that are saying thus sayeth the Lord. And this includes me, people of God as well. I am not exempt. Don’t be deceived or intimidated by anybody to the point where you make a decision to abandon your position in God’s kingdom. So that is the word from the Lord today.
By Shaneika Byars-Glover (September 19, 2022)