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THE PLIGHT OF BEING UNTEACHABLE

Yesterday I did a video teaching on false doctrine. While in thought and prayer about this subject,my spirit was lead to study the subject of being teachable,because it is this moral failure that drives people to the false,and pushes leaders to teach the false,at worst and at best to teach the basic milk all the days of our lives. We pour our time ,energy and virtue into people hoping for them to grow with Christ,thereby making them more powerful and effective in the kingdom,but there are very few whom respond with humility.

It sets the stage for “fluffy preaching”, and it leads to error.

Here are just a few scriptures that instruct us what to Teach and also what to do about unteachable people :

Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey (listen to ) them so that their work will be a joy,not a burden ,for that would be of no advantage to you. Hebrews 13:17

Now we ask you to respect those who work hard among you,who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 2 Thessalonians 5:12

Therefore ,rebuke them sharply so they will be sound in the faith. Titus 1:13

The first scripture reference is showing us that your leaders and mine must give an account to God for the way we have handled the persons whom sit under us. It puts the responsibility on the leaders shoulders to take these things seriously, our souls depend upon obedience in this area,thereby making it personal.

While the Holy Spirit is the force that corrects us and convicts us, there is strong scriptural evidence that God uses human authority to do so as well. Even leaders are and should be open to correction by other human beings. None of us have arrived’, so to speak. This creates a transparent relationship ,and does away with the religious spirit,whom is only concerned with outward appearance. It is my belief that being teachable is a must qualification for leadership.

It is also my belief that working with people who have no desire to repent is a complete waste of time.

General scriptures on being teachable :

Let the wise listen and add learning and let the discerning get guidance. Proverbs 1:5

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge but he who hates correction is stupid. Proverbs 12:1

A wise son heeds his fathers instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. Proverbs 13:1

He who listens to life giving rebuke will be counted among the wise. Proverbs 15:31

Let a righteous man strike me – it is a kindness. Let him rebuke me – it is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Psalms 141:5

Wisdom that comes from above is easily entreated. -Willing to yield to reason James 3:17 

Scripture tells us to not waste time on unteachable people. Jesus himself wasted no time on these types. He knows we can waste our whole lives,resources and energy on people who have no desire to really hear truth.He goes so far as to say that they will do us harm.

Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult. Whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. Proverbs 9:7-8

Rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still. Proverbs 9:9

Do not give that which is Holy to the dogs (rebellious); do not cast your pearls before swine (unclean), If you do ,they may trample them under their feet and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6

Do Not speak to a fool for he will scorn (hate) the wisdom of your words. Proverbs 23:9

A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.Proverbs 15:12

I could go on and on with scripture on this subject, but you get the point.

As the end times are upon us, we see that time is short. Every thing we do for God must count. The litmus test That God gave me about correcting others is this ; I must love them. If I do not speak to you concerning the kingdom, it means I do not care. Scriptures tell us that we will not only be wasting our time and energy, but that very often the unteachable will conclude the relationship by turning against you.

The most important attitude that we need to display in the last days is true humility. We are called to not only be ‘hearers of the Word’, ‘but to be doers of the word’.

If this helps one leader understand and accept that it is our responsibility to determine who is ‘Worthy’ of correction, then it will be worth the time I have spent to say these things.It is written that we must bypass and disengage from people who are unteachable.If we do not ,they will harm us and those around them. We are to protect the sheep,first and foremost.

“He gave them power against unclean spirits,to cast them out,and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease… Jesus sent them forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not (yet) into the way of the gentiles, and into any city of the samaritans enter ye not:But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and as you go preach saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick cleanse the lepers ,raise the dead,cast out devils…And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire in it who is Worthy. . But if they be not worthy let your peace return to you.And whosoever shall not receive you,nor hear your words, when you depart from that house, shake off the dust of your feet (as a testimony against them), Verily I say unto you,it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement , than for that city… Matthew 10

 

 

 

 

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THE CASE FOR THE SEER

eyeWE HAVE TALKED ABOUT DEMONS AND THE SPIRIT REALM. The book has an entire chapter (12) discussing the gift of discernment,how all believers have a measure of discernment and the difference in those who have a “gift” of discernment. I believe this is also true for the Seers gift.

All true believers have some form of revelatory vision,but not all are Seers. I want to differentiate the difference between a psychic medium (whom converses with demons masquerading as dead people) and a Seer (whom converses with God,but can also hear the chatter of the demons,and can often see them.) There is an article from the Elijahlist.com that I will reference from. It is discussing the differences between the prophetic anointing of a seer ,and the prophetic anointing of a prophet.

There are distinct differences, the author states, that both are important streams for the “full expression of the Lord’s prophetic word to His people in our day”.
Throughout history ,God has used visions and dreams to communicate with his people. In fact almost all prophetic truth was received this way.
MY PERSONAL STORY:
The first persons to recognize Jesus as the son of God were the demons (Matthew 8:29) and so it was for me and my gift. The first person whom recognised and called me a Seer,was an enemy of the cross,and a demon possessed man,yet he knew what I was even before I understood it had a name. I found an article (referenced above) that describes a seer’s gift, and it fit my life to a T.
There is a distinct difference in a Seer and a Prophet. The article states that all true Seers are Prophets,but not all Prophets are Seers.
The Seer receives revelation and impartation primarily through visual images,dreams and pictures. The root word for Seer is “Chozeh” meaning “To perceive”, and a “beholder in vision”.
The life of a Prophet emphasizes a relationship with God and His people ; the Prophet relays the messages, whereas a Seer percieves the message. Seers tend to spend the majority of there time seeking and speaking to God,much more than with people. They receive vision and guidance for living, warnings and hard truths,and those that follow it are blessed. True Seers often spend so much time in the spirit realm that their families and friends can feel neglected. My friends and family call it “full,tilt,God”. However,we are regular people,it is an office or a function, not a title.
I have been able to spend much time (sometimes weeks ,even months) in the spirit realm,but no one can stay there forever. Shifting from one to the other takes the protection of the Holy Spirit because both realms are antagonistic towards the other.

Seers tend to always be looking heavenward,we know the power of God and His visitations and we often bring that with us in our meetings. Many people who walk with us also begin having spiritual vision and the scriptures come alive and active in their own lives. Many people cannot handle this,so they find fault in me and go back to the dead religious practices and follow error.
My experiences often leave me grieved and saddened; fearful for the church and the brethren. So my assumption is that most Seers battle depression after a season of revelation.

True seers must also stay completely clean in the area of the occult. I have never even had my horoscope read. We must also check everything we see and hear with scripture,knowing full well that there are many voices that speak and imitate the Lord. I have always known that Satan would love to tap into my gift and pervert it.
A Seer knows full well that the spirit realm,both good and evil,are aware of them and they watch us closely. They use people to attack us and send forth unclean spirits to thwart us constantly. I have said that no one in their right mind would choose this calling willingly,if they truly understood the scope of it.
I realize that I am a frustrating leader,because I usually have seasons of ministering very closely with the sheep,and intense seasons where God pulls me away from them and requires me to solely work with Him.
While I was writing this book,I became afraid. I knew the enemy was watching me continuously. The Lord instructed me to go outside. I went into my front yard and turned and faced my home. Over it was a covering, a glowing shield of light covering my property like a tent. I tried to capture it on film,but it did not appear. It took me awhile to understand that it was the protection of The Holy Spirit over me,and my household.
Lastly, I want to plug a book, It is called “In a dream,in a vision of the night’ by Susan Noone Riddle. It is a directory of biblical dream symbols.

Many people who seek God begin to dream,but seem to not understand biblical symbols and actions. The Lord has always used symbols ,and mostly uses the same ones over and over in scripture.
I am praying for more dreamers,visionaries and prophets to emerge.

“In a dream,in a vision of the night,when deep sleep falleth upon man,in slumberings upon the bed; Then he HE OPENS  THE EARS OF MEN,AND SEALS THEIR INSTRUCTION.” JOB 33.

This scripture rings true, If God is speaking to you by way of dreams, he will ‘seal it’ You won’t be able to shake it until the interpretation is revealed. Show your self faithful to Him in this and He will give you more!       Much love – Angie

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The case for Spiritual Warfare : who are we battling?

I am often asked and challenged by individuals whom question the concept of spiritual warfare. I want to discuss many things,but in this thread I want to give you a few visual pictures. Let us start with Jesus and his words regarding Satan.“And He said unto them ,I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy” Luke 10:18-19 Jesus is telling them that He witnessed Satan’s fall from heaven, indicating that it had already transpired. He is here, on earth, and He has staked His claim as ‘the god of this world’. Let us fast forward to Revelation chapter 12. John is describing imagery using symbolism : The woman is symbolic for Israel and she is giving birth to a child (Jesus). ”

And she (Israel) being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads (plural). AND HIS TAIL DREW THE THIRD PART OF THE STARS OF HEAVEN,AND DID CAST THEM TO EARTH: AND THE DRAGON STOOD BEFORE THE WOMAN WHICH WAS READY TO BE DELIVERED,FOR TO DEVOUR HER CHILD AS SOON AS IT WAS BORN.’ REVELATION 12:2-4
The scripture is clear, Satan is not alone. He did not deceive the nations by himself, he has many helpers. If you are reading this, that means you have internet capability. Please Googlelightning-animated-1354.jpg the stars in our solar system and try to number them. There are too many to count. God is showing us the vast number of fallen angels(or stars) that are on this planet. Let’s pick up chapter 12 in verse 7 ” And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels” The question is, What are all these fallen angels doing? They have had more than ample time to strategize and scheme against mankind, In fact Jesus says He rules them.

The next blog I will show you, that God has required his people to partner with Him in this battle. We are the enemies prey. He actively hunts us, overtakes us and destroys us. Man, left to his own devices is absolutely powerless against the Devil. That is why Jesus came. That is why the Devil tried to destroy him ,even before he was born. We must stop blindly refuting the spirit realm. We must accept that we are not alone on earth. We must accept that we have an enemy, a vast army of intelligent beings that have been around since time began. Let us learn how to fight!

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