TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER – September 9, 2023
1 Samuel 9:9 – (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he spoke thus: “Come, let us go to the seer”; for he who is now called a prophet was formerly called a seer.)
Don’t be deceived by horoscopes and “seers” promising winning numbers for the lottery. They might call themselves prophets, but if their hearts do not belong to Jesus, their council is not of God. On the other hand, don’t be freaked out by someone at church telling you about a dream or vision from the Lord. This is normal for Jesus’ people. Do you want God to speak to you and reveal His heart for the future? Seek Him. Walk intimately with Jesus and you will not be misled.
Declaration: I am a Kingdom person. I walk by the spirit and I will not be deceived.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
The greatest threat to a new move of God is what you think of the last move of God. Did you embrace it so tightly you can’t move on to the new thing He is doing?
It’s not about the method of how God moves. It is about God moving and we must be willing to follow Him forward however or wherever He chooses.
Look at all the different ways Jesus reached the people He came into contact with. From turning water into wine, to attaching the ear of Malchus back to his head. From preaching to the crowds to visiting Zacheus at this house. From ordering out demons, to touching lepers and spitting on dirt to make clay that would open blind eyes – Jesus didn’t do things the same way every time!
He never used a single method to bring people into the Kingdom. Each method He used was right, though none of them was the only way to solve the problem. As Jesus’ resurrection would prove, you can’t keep Jesus nailed down or in a box!
In an exclusive interview with Nicodemus, a Pharisee who had experienced the Spirit of Religion most of his life, Jesus warned this high ranking religious authority that He uses creative methods to teach, heal and bring people into the Kingdom.
“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” – John 3:8
Are you someone who has been told the Spirit of Religion is the only way to worship? That God no longer heals or works miracles? Are you realizing you have been keeping Jesus in a box and limiting His power or His love for those you don’t like?
From my book Living Life /Forward