This can’t be ignored anymore!
STOP IT! This bandwagon can’t be ignored (prophetic word: Make sure the Lord told you to speak)
So Guys, as you can see the topic: It says STOP IT! This bandwagon can’t be ignored (prophetic word: Make sure the Lord told you to speak)
People of God this is a topic that has been on my heart for a few months. And when it first came as a concern in my spirit, I remember saying to God, I can’t ignore this anymore!
And since then, God has given me a word to share with the church, to the people that may feel the need to rebuke or expose someone outside the counsel of God. Or for anyone that happens to come across these types of videos and you wondering how to discern them.
So this past Friday, July 2, I finally heard the Lord say, Shaneika go ahead, you may proceed with releasing my prophetic word.
Guys before I get into this word. I want to reiterate my disclaimer.
Every word that I speak from God is out of love and I do not have the right to judge or to condemn anyone.
Because I am just a servant of the Lord and I am just simply being obedient by bringing Gods word to light concerning this topic, okay?
And for the record, I am speaking to all that have ears to hear and eyes to see as a whole.
Therefore anyone that will get offended by Gods word, instead of you leaving comments under this video, or sending me an email, or making a video about me personally, the Lord says to tell you to go directly to Him about the conviction you have in your spirit.
Why? Because your problem is with God, not me. Amen?
Praise the Lord!
So Guys, over the past few months, I had been noticing what I would call a bandwagon that has been riding around social media.
And this bandwagon carries what we see as exposure videos or videos of rebuke.
Some of these videos are directed towards a person, a group of people or ministries, right?
And for a few of the videos I have seen, not all of them, but some, I could agree with them to an extent.
Because I believe that there are times when God will use certain believers to rebuke another believer.
How do we know that?
Because in the book of Proverbs 27:5-6 Paul talks about how open rebuke is better than hidden love because Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses, amen?
So this scripture implies to me that when another believer is choosing to sin in a way that harms himself, or someone else, or the body of Christ, well we as believers have a level of responsibility to intervene. Amen?
The Lord will also use believers to speak against the false prophets because the bible tells us in Ephesians 5:11 to take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead to expose the False prophets or Expose the False Teachers.
So, I want to make myself clear.
In this prophetic word, God is not speaking to believers that He uses to prophesy against the false prophets.
But on the flip side of this truth people of God, there are some of these rebuke or exposure videos that have been released that are just purely wicked in nature.
God revealed to me that there are at least two motivations behind why people make these kind of videos.
The first hidden agenda behind these exposure videos are that they are simply copy-cats of other exposure videos that have been made by other people or ministries.
God said to me, “Beloved even though they expose the false prophets or false teachers, they did not hear the word come directly from me.
But instead they lie on me and jump on the bandwagon of the other exposure videos so they can receive views for popularity, or for some other kind of recognition for themselves.
Glory to God!
Another motive God revealed to me is that these so-called exposure or rebuke videos are being created only to bring condemnation, to cast judgement, to curse, to bring shame to a brother or sister, or to try and tear down someone’s ministry.
Brothers and Sisters, I know this to be true because I have seen this time and time again with my own eye’s and I am sure that many of you have too.
Guys I just recently watched a young ladies video on social media, and in her video, she was speaking curses over another person. This young woman in her ignorance was using the word of God, to try and curse someone.
I could not believe I what I was hearing yall.
My 1st thought was Lord have mercy on this young lady and honestly, I felt sorrier for this woman’s ignorance rather than disgust.
Because the bible forbids any of us from speaking curses over people.
What are curses, they are spells, sorcery, and witchcraft.
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says:
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.
How many of you have seen this?
So I asked God, why are certain individuals doing this?
And the Lord said, it’s because the person or people that are attempting to expose or rebuke, they are angry for whatever reason at who they are trying to expose, or because they are jealous of who they are attempting to rebuke, or because their pride is in the way, or because they are envious of who they want to expose.
And as a result, the Lord said Shaneika, they that release these false exposure videos are the same as the false prophets and false teachers.
Because they speak falsely in my name. And as I have previously spoken in my warning against the False prophets, I will deal with each one of them one by one says the Lord.
People of God, the Lord also wants to address the motives behind believers addressing other believers in the Church.
God says “be careful on how you perceive the difference between condemning or judging in your exposure versus giving a scriptural rebuke”
Because judging or bringing condemnation to someone is not the same as scriptural rebuke.
So somebody says Shaneika what is the difference between the two?
Well first of all, scriptural rebuke, or Gods way of rebuke begins in the heart. So that means that before we confront anyone about anything, we should first examine our own hearts and motives.
Why do we have to examine our own motives within our hearts?
Because the heart and the motivation will dictate when and how the rebuke is spoken out of us towards the person or people we are rebuking.
So with that said, we must always ask ourselves this question.
How do we know when to rebuke another believer?
In other words, what is a right way and what is the wrong way to rebuke or expose someone?
Well I can tell you that the wrong way to rebuke or expose is to do it from a spirit of judgement or condemnation.
The bible forbids us from communicating with anyone from a spirit of judgement or condemnation.
Now let me say this.
I am not saying that God does not want us to exercise discernment in judging what is right from wrong.
Because even though the bible says in Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge or you will be judged” Jesus later states in verse 6 of the same chapter” He says Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
So verse 6 is clear that we need to judge as a means to watch out for ourselves by discerning what is right or wrong in people or circumstances.
But when Jesus says in Matthew 7:1 do not judge or you will be judged, he is referring to superficial judgement, hypocritical judgment, self-righteousness, unforgiveness, and untruthful judgements such as telling lies.
Now Guys I don’t have time to go through all of these types of judgments tonight but, I will point out one of them.
How many of you know what superficial judgment means?
Superficial judgment means to pass judgment upon another based on their appearance alone. It also means to pass judgment without investigating the facts about that person or ministry. (Proverbs 18:13).
How many of yall remember the story of the pharisee Simon and how he passed judgement against the woman based on her reputation as a prostitute, right?
What did Simon do?
He judged the woman falsely, Why?
Because her sins had already been forgiven by Jesus (Luke 7:36-50)
So even though Simon felt it necessary to rebuke this woman based on her reputation or her appearance, he didn’t have all the facts. Amen?
Guys, the Lord is saying that this is what is happening right now today with not all, but some of these so-called rebuke or exposure videos.
Many any of these videos have been made in error and they are considered to be unrighteous because the people that make them don’t have the facts and they are rebuking based off of mere appearance instead of being led by the Holy Spirit.
So people of God we talked about the wrong way to rebuke a believer. So now, what is the right way to rebuke. What is the 1st thing we should do when attempting to rebuke another believer that brings harm to him or herself, to another, or to the church?
Our answer is in 1 Corinthians 16:14. It says Let everything be done in love.
The key word in this verse is “everything” Let everything to include rebuking someone in love.
Glory to God!
The next thing is to ask God how you shall rebuke the believer?
Because you would not rebuke your Brother or Your Sister in Christ the same as you would expose a false prophet of the Lord that is harming the Church.
There is a huge difference and discernment from God is needed before attempting to rebuke.
Jesus gave clear instructions for handling situations in which a brother or sister is caught up in a sin:
The bible says in Mathew 18:15-20 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over”
The word goes on to clarify that if we confront a believer and they refuse to listen to a loving rebuke. Jesus says, “But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ And If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, the bible says:
“Then we treat them as we would a pagan or a tax collector”
But not before we follow these steps… Amen?
So People of God, the Lord says listen carefully as He gives His final words in this message.
The Lord says, I am a man of my word and I give you all permission to rebuke in love as to hold my church to a higher standard than the world.
Therefore, for those of you that I lead to rebuke your Brother or your Sister, you shall deal with them as it is written in my Word for the church says God.
This bandwagon of exposures and rebukes outside of my counsel will not stand and I will not hold back my hand from punishing all that are involved with these devious acts says the Lord.
Exercise wisdom and make sure that I told you to speak because it is a dangerous thing to speak falsely against your neighbor, to condemn or judge your brother or your sister, or to touch my anointed ones says the Lord.
“STOP IT NOW and while you have a chance.
“Do not cast judgement, condemn, or curse anyone until you have all the facts and your confirmation from me says the Lord.
And while you are waiting on me, use this as your guide in my word which says “Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. Therefore, You will know them by their fruits” says the Lord (Matthew 7:16-20).
Take heed to my words and show yourselves approved with them, says the living God.
So people of God, that is the word from the Lord on today.
Remember to test the spirit concerning this word, okay.
By Shaneika Byars (July 7, 2021)