Thursday, July 30, 2020

God's Way - Waves will Break over Barriers South of San Francisco

Breaking over the Barriers

Breaking Over the Barriers

It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the Lord our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way. (1 Chronicles 15:13 AMPC)

Israel’s desire was to have the Ark of the Covenant in Jerusalem. However, when they went to retrieve it, they placed it on a cart instead of having the Levites carry it on poles. They didn’t worship Him in the way He had shown them and because of that, one man died as the Lord “broke out” against them. 

The Lord told me two things: 
  • “You need to turn your back on churches under the influence of Jezebel” 
  • “The waves south of San Francisco will break over the barriers.” 
When the waves break over those barriers, it is a confirming sign. I sought Him and asked why San Francisco? 

San means Saint, and the name Francisco means Francis. The city was named after Saint Francis. Jesus appeared to Francis of Assisi in the 13th century and said, “Francis, Francis, go and repair My house which, as you can see, is falling into ruins.” He thought this meant that he needed to repair the church where he was praying. Enthusiastic about the commission, Francis sold some cloth from his father's store and gave the money to the priest for this purpose. The priest refused to accept the “ill-gotten gains” and Francis’ father took him to court because of the theft of his possessions and as a result, Francis was destitute for many years.

Our Heavenly Father is tired of us selling what belongs to Him. The worship industry is included in this coming judgment from the Courts of Heaven. Churches have been operating according to the ways of the world and now He is sending a correction. 

This is a sign to confirm that the spirit that is not from Him had infiltrated churches. He expects us to turn our backs on churches that are selling what rightfully belongs to Him unless we want to be caught in the judgment coming from Heaven.

God’s people, Israel made the same mistake of letting the secular way creep into the temple:

There is a conspiracy of [Israel’s false] prophets in the midst of her, like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured human lives; they have taken [in their greed] treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her. Her priests have done violence to My law and have profaned My holy things. They have made no distinction between the sacred and the secular, neither have they taught people the difference between the unclean and the clean and have hid their eyes from My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. (Ezekiel 22: 25-26 AMPC)

We must not put our focus on money and we must not conduct our business the way the world does. The only time our Lord showed great anger was at the temple in Jerusalem:

And having made a lash (a whip) of cords, He drove them all out of the temple [enclosure]—both the sheep and the oxen—spilling and scattering the brokers’ money and upsetting and tossing around their trays (their stands).

Then to those who sold the doves He said, Take these things away (out of here)! Make not My Father’s house a house of merchandise (a marketplace, a sales shop)! (John 2:15-16 AMPC)

How many churches now offer coffee and snacks? How many have bookstores? Are things sold on their websites? None of this is okay with our Lord!

God’s way is to freely give whatever you have received from Him, then when the recipient receives something from God, they can give back to acknowledge Him (Matthew 10:8-10). This keeps the focus on our Father. If a recipient doesn’t receive something of spiritual value, then God is not with us, we have heard wrong and stepped away from the place where He is and our endeavor will fail. When you charge for the things of God, you are saying:
  • I am NOT trusting that I will hear from God and give back to acknowledge Him.
  • I am NOT sure God will provide for my needs, so I am making sure my costs are covered.
  • I am NOT willing to operate in God’s ways and freely give what I have received from God.
Whether you receive wisdom from God through a teaching, a prayer, or anointed worship, what God has freely given to you should never “cost” money. We should never “buy” the things of God. The church has been on a downward spiral for many years because we are selling what should not be sold. It began in small ways as we became focused on recovering the money we had invested into products by charging for: 
  • “Anointed” oil
  • Prayer cloths
  • Messages and teachings (in books, videos, or seats in meetings) 
  • Worship music
If Christian leaders truly trusted that God had told them to make anointing oil, distribute prayer cloths or create books, they would have done as He has instructed in His Word by giving them away for free. It cost Paul to send out the letters that make up the New Testament, but he did not charge for them. If God tells us to produce books or other items, you must trust that He will supply the money for that production. ‘

There is a necessity to educate the body of Christ so that Christians can realize that once they receive from God through those who have received something, they should give back to acknowledge Him. See how this gives more glory to God and less to man? Unfortunately, most of the church has come so far down the wrong path that they have now begun charging for the most basic necessities: prayer. 

The Word tells us that Satan pushed David into “counting” the men of Israel to see how great his army was so he could be reassured of Israel's strength. This was God’s response:

So Gad came to David and told him and said, “Shall seven years of famine come to your land? Or will you flee three months before your pursuing enemies? Or do you prefer three days of pestilence in your land?” (2 Samuel 24:13 AKJV)

Because David counted on his own strength instead of relying on God’s strength, disaster struck Israel. When we require a “donation” or a “seed” for a product, it is the same as charging. We are “counting on” and trying to stimulate people instead of releasing what God has given us and trusting in Him. Our focus is wrong because we want to make sure we recoup our costs. However, if God really told us to do it, we should have faith that He will provide. God will show up and those who receive will give back in response to finding Him.

Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness? (Romans 6:16 AKJV)

Satan was behind David’s action of counting the men of Israel and he is behind charging for the things of God. There may be grace for a while, but when we fail to turn from our wrong actions, then Satan’s influence becomes stronger. This is what has happened in the church and why Jezebel has been able to take control of worship!

ANYTHING we have received from God or that which we expect to be anointed by Him should be freely given. If we expect God to be there, it must be FREE. It costs to produce music, just like books and meetings have an upfront cost. If you are sure God is calling you to create and distribute worship music, it needs to be done according to His ways.

Our time is up. God is saying the consequences are right on the horizon. A wave breaking over the barriers is the sign to look for.

Worship

When I received the revelation from God that books with messages from Him or those that are anointed by Him had to be free, I was asked if this applied to music. All I could say was “I haven’t heard anything about worship, but if you expect it to be anointed by Him, it must be free.” Now the Lord has given a definite answer. 

But seek not [the golden calf at] Bethel nor enter into [idolatrous] Gilgal, and pass not over to [the idols of] Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity and exile, and Bethel [house of God] shall become Beth-aven [house of vanity, emptiness, falsity, and futility] and come to nothing. (Amos 5:5 AMPC)

Bethel made a golden calf for people to worship because they had separated from Israel. They intended to worship God, but it wasn’t in the way He told them to do it. They did this with what would seem to be very reasonable intentions.
  • They wanted to remain separate and in control of their people. 
  • God required His people to worship at His temple where the Ark was in Jerusalem. 
  • The leaders wanted to keep people from going to worship at the temple and being influenced by another leader. 
Witchcraft is about controlling others. As Christians, we should trust that we are all one family in God and He is in control and will bring us what we need. 
  • It began with copyrights on songs. 
    • Who are we to claim ownership and control over the words brought to us by the Holy Spirit? 
  • This enabled us to sell “worship CDs” because they are “anointed.” 
    • Why is someone’s worship anointed, is it their talent or is it God’s Spirit flowing through them that makes it good? 
    • Are we not seeking to buy and sell the free gifts of God, His anointing?  

The worship industry has now gone the way of the world. Contracts are being used to claim rights to worship singers and groups so that they can be added to their “labels.” Entities in the worship industry retain rights over the music which cannot be used unless you pay a licensing fee. How is this God’s way? What happened to freely you have received, freely give?

The Levites had a praise team who were supported in their living by the temple. (1 Chronicles 16:4) Worship teams and leaders should receive an income from the church where they are ministering so they can be devoted to God’s work. Their music should be freely given and we should give back if we receive from God through their music. Just like David, who had counted the men in Israel, lack of trust in God has caused worship to be commercialized for profit. 

The most controlling spirit is Jezebel (that is another class in the Free Courts of Heaven Academy). God has said to turn your back on Jezebel who seeks to control and profit from worship. When the waves break over the barriers south of San Francisco, it is a sign from Him: step away from all churches who are trying to control His anointing and His flow through worship! 

True Worship

The mishandling of worship is creating an attitude that is distorting what worship is all about! 

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. (Matthew 12:35 AKJV)

Worship connects our heart with Go. Those who are leading an audience to worship must guard their hearts so there is nothing else influencing them. Their focus should be on God and God alone. Mammon may come in when money is involved. We the popularity of a song can influence our income, it can lead us to focusing on what people want to hear instead of singing from our heart to God. This We need to get back to the basic truth of praising God:

And you shall seek me, and find me when you shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13 AKJV)

But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find Him, if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29 AKJV)

Worshiping God involves seeking and focusing on Him because of His goodness. It isn’t about the music or the singer, it is about our hearts!  Also, it isn’t about getting to the Secret Place or receiving a miracle, healing, or provision, it is about honoring the One who sent His son: it is about glorifying Jesus. All of these things happen in His presence but seek Him, not the blessings He brings.

The Lord has said that this first correction will be gentle. There should be little to no loss of life. However, should we not turn back to His ways, the signs which follow will be increasingly severe. Remember the warning God has given us:

I then heard another voice from heaven saying, Come out from her, my people, so that you may not share in her sins, neither participate in her plagues. (Revelation 18:4 AMPC)

In the future, be ready to flee when God sends a warning of impending judgment. 


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this. This very week, I started paid marital christian coaching sessions. I was struggling with charging. I justified it by saying, "People value what they pay for." But, deep down inside I knew I was wrong. Three events brought me to the conclusion, that it is indeed wrong to charge. Especially when people are hurting. I refunded the money. Do you know, someone donated enough money to cover my "fee" for the coaching sessions! And I still had about $100 left over! Then the very next day another sizeable donation came in! I am convinced. God's way is the BEST way. Praise Him! Thank you,Lynn, for another confirmation.

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