Many think that when the Apostles and Prophet speaks and say “God is raising up….(a people, or individual) they are speaking a false word or teaching.
Raise means to promote, lift or move to a higher position, to move from a lower structure to a higher one, it also means to increase the level, amount or strength of. Just as there are seasons:- Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. So it is that Spiritually there are Seasons. God want us to be at the place to spiritually discern the times and seasons. Unfortunately, many try to refute the prophetic anointing because they don’t understand or flow in it or refuse to seek God for divine revelation. What you don’t understand, as humans our first instinct is criticism.
But, trouble don’t last always. The devil may try or attempt to blind the eyes of God people through trails, bitter storms or seasons. But even in the midst of all this struggle, there is a remnant who will rise. God will lift them higher, increase their level of strength and anointing that would separate them from the mediocrity.
There is a remnant of Apostles and Prophets who have not defiled their garments, who have been at the lower structure as the word “raise” defines, that God has prepared for “greater”/”greatness”!
It is the word of God that speaks profoundly about Joseph life. He had a glimpse of his greatness, and shared it with his brothers who then plot to kill him and throw him into the lower structure of a “PIT”!
Have you been left for dead??? Well you will understanding this, They meant it for evil but God is turning it around for good. Just like Joseph, from pit, prison to palace…God is raising up [lifting to a higher place, promote:- increase the level and amount of strength and anointing], a company of Great Men and Women, oh yes, oh yes…
The Spirit of Apostasy is rampant, and many Christians have become restless due to life changing circumstances. Some have succumb to the pressures and have become mediocre and refuse to obey God. The test and trials are not new, just as the seasons come around yearly. But this winter 2013-2014 is far different from last year, each year marked with a distinct feeling of coldness, winter blizzards etc. But God always prepare those for the raising even when the trials/storms (seasons) intensify or changes. Like Daniel purpose in your heart not to defile yourself with the portion of the King’s meat, nor wine which he drinks.
Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the kings meat, nor with the wine which he drank”.
The prophets hear from God and speaks for God. They are leaders with excellence and integrity, not seeking the approval of men, but the Approval of God!
We all are called to various, diverse calling…and God is looking for his harvest some 100 fold, some 60 fold, some 30 fold!!!
Yet, still God raised up Joseph, Daniel, Joshua, David and Elijah/Elisha to name a few as a Greater voice to the Nations to bring transformation and change. They were leaders of leaders!!!
Decree and declare :- My heart is purposed for God. I will not cave in to the pressures, even though I was condemned to the beast because the Lord is preparing me for greater and my GREATER IS NOW… #IamSteppingintomygreatness in Jesus name!
Isaiah 60:1 Airse, shine, for your light has come! And the Glory of the Lord is risen upon you!