This was written many, many years ago but has, I feel, broad applications. I was part of a ministry leadership team which was having serious issues. The truths expressed here could apply to any ministry team which is struggling so I am choosing to share it with you. There are many, many scriptures to back up the "word" from the Lord but I think I will let it stand as it is.
The second thing we felt the Lord laid on our hearts:
My children, enter into My presence and My peace. There is a battle to be fought, you must be in readiness and one in My Spirit. Playtime is over harvest is so near. Do you hear My call? Have open ears. Be of one accord. Set your eyes and hearts upon My race- the only one worth running. I, the Lord, have the only master plan. Allow me to use you for My purpose. Put away your trifle and put on the armor of your salvation or allow those to come forward who will.
Playtime is not for the front lines be ready and yielded in Me. Many depend on/look to you do you reflect my Son? I desire to have life flow from you to those who seek Jesus. Allow Me to do a work in you, one to purify motives and desires of your hearts. I love you and care deeply. Accept My challenge and healing Spirit which is present to meet all your needs. Be serious. Know that you are chastised, when necessary, because I care deeply. Go forth from here in My peace, unity and joy. Confess your faults one to another, pray for one another that I might affect a healing wholeness within you all. Then turn your eyes upon Jesus who is your redeemer, strength and purpose. So He can use you all as His wholly recreated children. AMEN
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (NKJV)
Again, there are many scriptures which back up this "word" but I am going to allow it to stand as it is. Be sure you see part 1 of this piece.
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news
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