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I Need Somebody! Can I Count On You?
by Fenny West
1/22/2009 / Prophecy
God wants to deliver those in bondage; those He loves, those Christ died for who are still oppressed by the devil; those who have not heard the Good News of the Gospel. He wants to rescue those ensnared and captured by the devil; those who are blinded by the god of this age. But He cannot go by Himself. He works through human beings, me, you, men and women who have had an encounter with Him; who know the truth and have been set free, co-labourers with Him, His hand and His feet, His voice. H
e is looking for those who will see what He sees, feel what He feels and have compassion like He does and would say, Lord here I am send me. He is saying even as He said to Ezekiel: I sought for someone who will make a hedge, stand in the gap between Me and the Land, so that I will not destroy it Will He find you or me or would He say, I found none? Will you sacrifice and seek His face and pray His heart and go where He sends you or will you do your own thing now that you are saved?
You are the Bible some people will read and come to know Him. Are you representing Him well? What is your testimony like? Are you allowing Him to live His life through you? He said, And you shall receive power after the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be witnesses for Me. What type of a witness are you? Have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed or are you one of those saying we only know about the baptism of water or that 'baptism with the evidence of speaking in tongues is not for us anymore'? Are you counting on your enticing words governed by mans wisdom or are you witnessing with the demonstration of the Spirits power? Do you see the power of God at work in your life or have you limited Him? Do you just have a form of godliness but denying the power that follows it? Are you living and waking by the spirit as not to fulfil the lust of the flesh or does anything go with you? Does God call the shuts on your life or are you pretty much your own boss. Is Jesus truly Lord of ALL of You? Do you know that if He is not Lord of all the He is not Lord at all? Do you remember when He said, not all that say, Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom of God? Does that not scare or concern you? Have you examined yourself to see if you are still in the faith or are you deceiving yourself with Once saved always saved? 'Shall we continue in sin for grace to abound?' What do you say? 'Come out from among them and be separate.' Does that mean anything to you? Saying a sinners prayer is not the same thing as being converted. Have you moved from salvation (confession) to conversion, to consecration? Or are have you stagnated? Do you know that the Christian life is like riding a bicycle, you are either moving forward or you fall down?
Have you believed a lie and made Your God so small that He does not work miracles in this day and age? Do you believe that God still speaks to His people? When last did you hear from Him or are you depending and surviving on yesterdays stale manna? My sheep hear My Voice and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. Have you gagged, stultified and restrained the Holy Spirit with your pet doctrines or commandments of men, honouring Him with your mouth but your heart is far from Him? What type of fruit are you producing? By their fruit you shall know them.
Is my Priority your priority? Are we singing from the same hymn sheet? Are we in symphony, harmony or pulling on opposite direction? Who is leading and who is following? Are you following My timetable or are you tabling yours for Me to sanction? Have you understood My seasons in life?
Do you know your purpose in this life? Are you committed to it or are you rather interested in your agenda? Do you know that without Me you can do nothing? Why are you kicking against the goads? Its futile, do you know? Ask Paul and he will tell you.
Will you answer the call today or will you keep making excuses like Moses?
I work with men and women who have surrendered to me, totally sold-out to Me, who will say; Not my will but Your will be done.
I am looking for those who will sacrifice for the sake of the Kingdom; those who will die daily; those crucified with Christ and who nevertheless will live their lives by faith in the Son of God who gave His life for them. I am looking for those who will spend and be spent for My purposes. I am looking for those who will take dominion in the earth, representing Me, multiplying, replenishing, abounding even through tribulation, leaving a legacy that will glorify Me; a people who may be hard-pressed yet by the power of the Holy Spirit they are not crushed; saints who may be perplexed yet not in despair; persecuted yet knowing beyond doubt that they are not abandoned; a people who may be knocked down yet know that they are not knocked out; they get up and keep going, not by might nor by power but by My Spirit. I am looking for a people who will love their enemies and pray for those who abuse them; a people who will be a beacon for Me shining their light such that men will see their good works and glorify Me. I am searching for men and women who will be a salt of the earth, preserving my truth in a perverse and crooked generation; men and women who will not compromise my Word, men and women like Shadrach Meshach and Abednego, Joseph, Daniel, Mary, Esther etc. I am looking for men and women with integrity and excellent spirit, a 'different spirit' like Joshua ad Caleb; men and women after my heart, like David.
Can I count on You? I Need Somebody!
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