Wednesday, May 23, 2007

You Can't Hear from God Without Knowing Who God Is!

God has been rebuking me very heavily about accepting prophecy, testimonies and instruction from those that lie by saying they know Him when they don’t. Of course, I am always reluctant to doubt a person knows God, but the Father rebuked me very heavily about even this.

“How can someone have a relationship with Me when they don’t even know who they’re speaking to?” Again, God took me back to the epidemic of worshipping an unknown God. He then reminded me that those who truly know Him also understand His nature, His personality and His plan.

In the natural, anyone who claims to have an intimate relationship with me would be expected to know basic things about me:

  • Am I a man or a woman?
  • What is my ethnicity?
  • Am I married or single?
  • What is my name?

People of God, the Father is tired of the lies, and this word must go forth. Please, look past your religion, your tradition and your flesh to hear the word of God! As a prophet, I am obligated to share the truth and speak what God is commanding me to speak. This is the hours and season to worship in spirit and in TRUTH. In order to get there, we must KNOW WHO WE ARE WORSHIPING!!! This is both a word of knowledge, based on the written Word of God and a word of prophecy, based on the very voice (spoken word) and revelation of the Father.

Too many are claiming to hear God and don’t even know His name. Too many are hearing from God and don’t even know His nature or His history. How many of us have been told that Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit are all one, literally? I’m not talking about one in unity, but one in existence. How many of have experienced prayers (or own or someone else’s) to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, while the Father was completely neglected? Do you really believe God is one in “three persons,” that Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father are all one in the same? How many of us have been taught and/or believe the Holy Spirit, the Son and the Father are all equal with the same purpose?

Not knowing and understanding each member of the Godhead is a crisis in the Body of Christ. Too many are professing to believe in the Trinity or Oneness or many other doctrines, none of which are described in the Word of God. Yet, who has had a true encounter? Who has searched the Scriptures? So many rely on what they’ve heard, been taught and acquired, but who has actually received revelation? Who did that revelation come from?

How dare we continue to prophecy, preach and teach when we don’t even know who God is!

There exists three separate and distinct persons in the Godhead, all divine, though separate. In addition to their being separate, they are unified, but have different purposes, different personalities and different levels of authority. All are to be reverenced, loved and adored, but worship is to done unto the Father.

God is the Father

The Father has ultimate authority, and is the only true GOD. Though powerful and divine, both Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are lead, instructed and commanded by God.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Lord and Redeemer, sent by the Father

  • Jesus is “begotten” of the Father, and therefore both created and accountable to Him (John 3:16).
  • Jesus is sent by the Father (1 John 4:10).
  • Christ is sent to redeem (Galatians 3:13). His purpose is to reconcile mankind back to the Father (Ephesians 2:16-18).
  • Jesus did not come to do His own will, but that of the Father (John 6:38).
  • Jesus prayed to the Father and instructs us to do the same, as we are enabled THROUGH Christ (Matthew 6:9; 26:53; John 14:16; John 16:26).

The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, sent by Christ to the Church (Believers)

  • The Holy Spirit is SENT by the Father and the Son (John 14:26).
  • The Holy Spirit teaches, sanctifies and recalls that which Christ taught (John 6:38; John 14:26).
  • The Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf through prayer and gives gifts for the sake of the ministry. He is not to be prayed to, but is instrumental in our prayers to the Father (Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 12, 14).

To those who say that God’s nature is a mystery, please reconsider. We serve a God who wants us to know Him. We serve a Father who wants to be sought by His people. Why would a God who desires intimate relationship keep His very being a secret?

You cannot hear, recognize, obey and represent one whom you know not! Selah.

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