Respecting the Forerunners of God
Respecting the Forerunners of God
A person or thing that precedes the coming or development of someone or something else.
A sign or warning of something to come.
An advance messenger.
~When God has something New to Release to His people, This New will be Rejected by the Majority and Carried by the Few~
It seems we cannot look far before we see evidence that the Body of Christ is either tearing itself limb by limb; or eye for eye. This has become a battlefield where the fog has rolled in and we no longer can discern who the enemy is. We should be out there bringing the lost to Christ, raising up and equipping God’s people, and healing up our wounded. Instead we are eating our own, God’s precious bought with the Blood of Christ. Can I say, that social media has opened up Gateways for God’s people to not only wound their own soul, QUICKLY, through words and actions, but also become the agent of the enemy in what they do and say.
A Forerunner is a messenger bringing something NEW to the Earth Realm. God starts with His Forerunners before all Big and Small Movements. They will have Words from the Throne Room that are Foreign, Strange, and Different from what the people have been exposed to. The Forerunner learns directly from God first to take it forward. They will prepare the territories for those who will plow this new movement even further. Understand that God DOES NOT contradict His Word, BUT.... HE WILL CONTRADICT OUR UNDERSTANDING of His Word. Jesus spent His time on Earth doing that very thing... Challenging the Minds of Men, their Opinions, and their Traditions of men. How does God do that today? Through the Vessels that He has raised up as Forerunners first. They may not be who we expect. They may not have the background deemed as qualified.
BUT these Forerunners will be persecuted by God’s people and beyond! It does not take long to scroll through a social media feed to see Forerunners, who have long passed onto Glory, being quoted and revered as God’s best; His Generals. It is interesting how someone’s death finally changes the minds of God’s people to now accept their messages. But when these Men and Women of God were freshly dispersing God’s Rhema and Logos mysteries, they were called all sorts of malicious names. Does it really take God’s people that long to wake up to what God is up to? He is always releasing New Sounds, Songs, and Frequencies over the Earth. How long does it take the majority to appreciate, crave, respect, and join in what God is up to? After the fact, is not the goal!
Do not get into the Mindset that God has already said all that He has to say to Mankind or His People!
God has NO Beginning and No End. Is there any box or Book that can contain all that He is, has to offer, or will do or speak? You just didn’t start to exist when you came to the Earth.
You are Spirit having a Human Experience. You will always be Spirit but you will not always be Human.
2 Corinthians 12:1-8
12 It is necessary to boast, though nothing is gained by it; but I will go on to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, [only] God knows—such a man was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know that such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, [only] God knows— 4 was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words which man is not permitted to speak [words too sacred to tell]. 5 On behalf of such a man [and his experiences] I will boast; but in my own behalf I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses. 6 If I wish to boast, I will not be foolish, because I will be speaking the truth. But I abstain [from it], so that no one will credit me with more than [is justified by what] he sees in me or hears from me.7 Because of the surpassing greatness and extraordinary nature of the revelations [which I received from God], for this reason, to keep me from thinking of myself as important, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to torment and harass me—to keep me from exalting myself!
Paul’s thorn and messenger from Satan was the people. Paul clearly states this in Chapter 11 where he defended his Apostleship to the people coming against him. Paul experienced supernatural and spirit encounters as a way of life, which the people rejected! They challenged whether he was God’s messenger on every level. Listen, you are created in Spirit and God desires that you walk in this! If God did not want His people to walk in this way, as a part of daily life, then He never would have done Supernatural and Spiritual experiences all throughout the Old and New Testament.
16 But I say, walk habitually in the [Holy] Spirit [seek Him and be responsive to His guidance], and then you will certainly not carry out the desire of the sinful nature [which responds impulsively without regard for God and His precepts]. 17 For the sinful nature has its desire which is opposed to the Spirit, and the [desire of the] Spirit opposes the sinful nature; for these [two, the sinful nature and the Spirit] are in direct opposition to each other [continually in conflict], so that you [as believers] do not [always] do whatever [good things] you want to do. 18 But if you are guided and led by the Spirit, you are not subject to the Law. 19 Now the practices of the sinful nature are clearly evident: they are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (total irresponsibility, lack of self-control), 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions [that promote heresies], 21 envy, drunkenness, riotous behavior, and other things like these. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature together with its passions and appetites. 25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit]. 26 We must not become conceited, challenging or provoking one another, envying one another.
How different would your walk be if you had weekly encounters with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, angels, or Heaven. Will you reject or try to harm people that do? Why does it sound strange to have face to face meetings with God when the Bible shows that happening? Were they more special than any of God’s other people? God has no class system. He takes whoever is willing. Your key will first being willing and place down the religious mindsets about what God will and will not do. The Bible is filled with Firsts! Before He parted the Red Sea, He had not. We have to stop thinking that if it is not in the Bible then it is not possible. What a silly argument. A limited God? Jesus was on the Earth for 33 years or so. We only have a handful of His conversations, actions, and deeds. Were the rest garbage? I truly doubt it. Can 66 books really tell us all that there is to know? Hardly. Not even close. God reignited the Five-Fold a few decades ago because the Bride NEEDS this Guidance and Leadership desperately. She rejected this long ago, but God will say what someone is called to do and be. If they are in a Five-Fold Office, God expects us to respect that in all that we do. God has Equipped them and Anointed them. When God chose someone in the Bible, how often was it publicly with others involved? In fact, it was more common to just be risen up and do the mission given from the Throne Room. We need to stop expecting God to entertain our disrespect in wanting more. Even when no true fault can be found, people still throw accusations regardless. When was that biblically correct before God?
The reason why the majority can accept the messages from God’s vessels after they have died is because the enemy has moved on to other people still alive. He no longer feels threatened by a vessel that is dead, so therefore the blindfolds over the people fall to the ground. We are missing God’s very Glory when we reject His messengers. Not every leader is called to minister to you. That does not mean they are not God’s messenger. How many would support the messengers in the Bible had we been there during that time? Think carefully. Hindsight is golden, but living in the moment is entirely different. God’s history will prove who is HIS and who is NOT. Be careful, for what you say and do is seen and dealt with by God!
How many times do Christians love to say, “That wasn’t very Christ-like of that leader.” Have we really studied how Jesus was? That statement is to say the person wasn’t sweet, kind, or gentle, in reaction to something strong the leader did. I can assure you that Christ was not and is not a weak leader. How many people did He speak to in a manner that would not be considered sweet, kind, or gentle? God, Jesus, nor the Holy Spirit is going to coddle bad behavior and mindsets. God’s leaders are called to speak unpopular messages at all times even if it seems wrong to the wishy washy ears of man.
The term Mystic originally meant a person devoted to God. God is Light but say that and people will call you a new ager. Do we not see that God is the originator and the enemy looks to steal, counterfeit and blind God’s people by making them fear everything a Messenger says and does? Paul saw things that he could not express because of the environment. Is it possible that God is allowing more people to express what they experience because it is vital to the Body of Christ right now? God wants you to walk in your inheritance Now, not later. Yes, you will get more later, but there is so much for your NOW that most won’t even try to tap into. You should not fear your own Spirit.
The enemy fears the day you walk in your entire God given powers and abilities. You will truly be Unbeatable and surely Unstoppable!
It is wonderful to pay honor to those that have passed on, the sacrifices they paid to spread God’s Kingdom, and the priceless messages they brought forth. However, God is not in those past movements, He is in the New that is Freshly released Season after Season. You have a choice to be blindfolded and be the thorn in God’s Current Chosen Vessels or not. There are no merit badges passed out by God for those who are thorns, but He will Give Glory to His Vessels for all that each person does against them! When we Reject God’s New over the Earth Realm, we only hurt ourselves in reality. We are the ones stuck in the old and not where God desires us to be.
We will watch constant blessings towards His vessels in every possible way, and people will claim it is the devil. Let me say this. The enemy has never Blessed anyone with anything. If someone is walking in favor, it is not the enemy, it is not luck, it is not solely by their own doing. IT IS GOD ALONE! God is the One who blesses and gives favor. He is the One who opens the doors of opportunities. Our unrepentant sin is what stops or blocks what God desires to fully unfold in our lives. You can’t live in the devil’s house and expect that not to block God’s goodness for you. The devil has no good will towards anyone and only desires pure hell, torture, and misery. What the enemy tries to do is cause you to lose that blessing! Notice the difference. Be mindful how cunning he is and how he will use your own mindsets and opinions to cause you to reject God’s Voice and the people He sends to be a blessing to your walk in Christ. God does not allow anyone to Steal from Him. Let that sink in. If someone is a false whatever, God will deal with anyone claiming to be His unjustly. He is not a weak or uninterested God in the affairs of mankind. He will probably send the most persecuted of His Leaders to take care of it.
Do not be so eager to join in on a conversation, virtual or non-virtual looking to usurp the authority of God’s Chosen. Silence the desire to form an opinion regardless of how righteous it appears to be. Listen, God will not open your eyes to see that this person is His messenger when you have already plotted and gathered a case against the person. He will not shout over your opinions. We will either let God lead us or ourselves. Our opinions drive that. God never ever ever expects His vessels to be perfect. Instead of dancing over their mistakes, recognize that God desires that you pray and be supportive in what God is doing, even when you don’t understand. No one has arrived yet and we are all on the Potter’s wheel. God will deal with His Vessels if they are off. He has proven Himself able to handle His kids just fine without our help. If you think being a Leader for God is a piece a cake, just image for a moment that you have no idea what it is really like UNLESS you are actually doing it. Put yourself in any shoes you would like in the Bible. Not everything is as it seems. There is a cost and sacrifice that only they paid to be at this level with God. A snapshot into someone’s life is useless in reality. They don’t owe you anything including justification. They only owe God.
How many times do we see God angry at those who came against His chosen in the Bible? Do we think God will not deal with us the same today? How will we feel when we get to Heaven and realize we were wrong about those we spoke against? Slander, gossip, and backbiting are not godly pursuits. What you say or type matters to God. Ignorance is not an excuse. God’s wisdom is available in full, but it has to be cultivated with serious time spent with God. And Guess what? If the person in our cross-hairs is really an agent of the enemy, well God knows how to deal with that as well. You have a call and destiny to complete. Do not get sidetracked with matters you are not asked to deal with. God will send those that are under assignment for that task. We all have a part but we all don’t have the exact same part. We are not all mouths and hands.
God desires to do the NEW today not the old. You can read the same verse 1000x and God will still show you new revelation and hidden mysteries about that text. It is a Living Word. Be wise and discern. Learn to see with your spiritual eyes. The human mind will never comprehend what God is up to. Do not be a stumbling block to yourself or to another. No one said you have to like everyone or follow their ministry. But God will ask you to respect them completely. Know the Difference.
Psalm 105: 14-15 14 He allowed no man to oppress them; He rebuked kings for their sakes, saying, 15 “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
Acts 7:51-52 51 “You stiff-necked and stubborn people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you are always actively resisting the Holy Spirit. You are doing just as your fathers did. 52 Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who proclaimed beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;
If you are wondering if someone specific is God’s chosen or not, just sit with God having no opinion either way. Let God speak to your spirit and WAIT until HE tells you. Learn the difference between God’s Voice, the enemy’s voice, and your own voice. That is your key to discerning everything in Truth and Love.