Updated: Jan 30
For months it has been continuous weeping before the Lord, my chest on fire burning within me as I sit beside Him in the secret place and feel His heart. The anguish I feel in intercession while I sit with Him has absolutely overwhelmed me. Weeping night and day, many sleepless nights.
There is a tremendous urgency within me for the bride to ready herself by coming close to hear His heart, but so many leaders are oblivious thinking, "all must be well with God" because they are so busy in ministry. Because of this busyness...many are missing what God is saying!
Many wonder what the "new thing" is that God is doing? Wonder how God is going to move to bring awakening? Wonder how God is going to bring His holiness and the fear of the Lord back to the church? God has been speaking, the Bridegroom has been calling, many have been too busy and have missed it. In fact, many leaders have missed the call of God for an appointed time because the call did not come the way they expected.
We wonder what the Lord has planned for His people to bring awakening? We say there is coming a move of God, but you cannot explain what that move is going to look like? We have heard endless prophesys that God is going to do something. What do we mean by "something"? Why is it that we don't know what God desires to do and "how" He wants to do it?
We hear that God is removing the old wine skin and bringing new wine? Let me tell you something about a wine skin....a wine skin does not need to be replaced...UNLESS....it has not been cared for properly! When you were born again, you received a new wine skin. If you think you need another one, there is great possibility you did not shed the first one. This only happens through the dying of self.
Leaders are supposed to be leading. If you don't know where you are going, how can you lead amyone else?
Theis one reason we do not know is because we are not close enough to hear His heart to hear....or when we come close our motive is "of"f because we are seeking something other than His desires. We cannot fool Him, He sees the motives of the heart. The Bridegroom will "only" share the secrets of His heart with His bride. His bride whose motives are pure, and have proven to be trustworthy and her passionate desire if for ONLY Him. He wants a bride that just seeks Him , to know the desires of His heart and seeks to please Him.
The LORD confides in (shares His secrets with) those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. Ps 25:14
Others have allowed jealousy and pride to get in the way and refused to pass the baton in ministry to another leader. Some leaders have already missed the cloud, it has moved on without them. Not only did their misguided actions affect the leaders themselves, but many others were affected also. The plumbline has been dropped and many have been measured, missed the mark and have been counted among the sleeping virgins. We think that just because God loves us He is not going to let you miss an appointed time. The choice is ours to count the cost and make ourselves ready. Rev.19:7
There are some leaders reading this right now that are compromising the Word of the Lord as to not offend people in their fellowships. God has put a hunger in you for His truth and His power, but you are compromising and not teaching His people for fear that some people will be offended and leave. You are riding on the fence financially and are being controlled by organizational numbers. You need to repent!
There are others that have put ministry before everything else, even hearing His heart. Your once wholehearted desire for the Lord to have "His way" has turned into "works" in the name of ministry. The Lord has been upon you to let go of the past, and move on into the new but you have adamantly refused. You have even preached repentance regarding dying to the flesh, but you are walking in hypocrisy. You have placed "ministry" above the desires of the Lord's heart.
The Lord wants His sheep fed the purity of His Word. He hates evil, He hates lies, He hates lukewarmness, He hates compromise and mixture, He hates anything touched by the enemy. Jesus died to bring the purity of Heaven to us, BUT He will NOT mix His holiness with deception. Leaders are to be blameless. Leaders are to represent Christ...His very character and image! God is not putting up with hidden sin anymore in His leaders.
There is nothing dearer to the Lord's heart than to have a first love relationship with each one of us. Without this foundation of relationship with Him, everything else will be "off" and built in vain. If we are truly sitting with Him in the secret place we will hear this desire from His heart. If we are truly sitting with Him in the secret place, we will hear of His plans, and His strategies for revealing Himself that all would come to know Him in a first love relationship. This consumes His heart!
Many are expecting a great harvest to take place. Let me tell you something, the Lord will not send you a harvest, if He cannot trust you to care for the lambs properly. He is a very protective and wise father. If you have been praying for increase and it hasn't been happening...something is wrong and the problem is not with God.
Most often the issue centers around your first love relationship (often our lack of), or we have gotten away from the teachings of Jesus and what He instructed us to teach regarding the Kingdom using the first disciples/apostles as our examples. There are Kingdom keys within those scriptures that explain to us "how" the church is supposed to function. If we do not seek His heart, and DIG, we will miss them. Thus...why we have the problems in the church today.
Evangelism is NOT manipulation! If you feel you need to coerce people and come up with some "idea" to get people come to your church....you have just entered into manipulation and manipulation is witchcraft!! God is the one who adds...not through the flesh of man!! Read Acts 2 & 4 where God added thousands. God moves through obedience...not manipulation.
If you are seeking Him as a bride's first love, the work of the cross (dying to self to attain His character and image), seeking the perfecting of His kingdom (within you), and teaching/preaching His original teachings and not adding to them, He will add.
If you are a leader and have read this, you are now accountable, you are being warned through this very letter. Why such harshness? Because many of you have not been listening or you are resisting God's correction. God loves you but your days are numbered and know this: Resistance to His correction, is rebellion! You will give an account for all you have said, done and the people you have led.
Truly, if you do not know what God is doing, and HOW He is doing it...please step aside and let those who do know, lead the people of God.
May we all live in the fear of the Lord, embrace His correction, and seek the wisdom that He so generously gives!
Matthew 7:21-23, Mark 12:30, Rev 2:4,19, Acts 2:40-47, Acts 4:32-35, 2 Cor 12:14
Zanild Tsadak Kohein
Ramah Ministries Int'l