BY: MISTY HOLMES DORSEY
Over the past week, there have been many questions that have come across the minds of many Christians. The questions have challenged many of us to go and hear and see what God is saying and what He is trying to get us to perceive and understand.
It was interesting during the week at 12:10 a.m. someone called me in regards to the situation that took place in Charleston, SC. They were looking for answers and trying to help others walk through some that had some hard questions. At the same time, she had her questions besides the questions of others.
Where was God? Why would God allow that to happen? A 10-year-old asked why pray to God when He did not intervene when nine innocent people lost their lives while in church? The questions were coming, and she began to say many things that I needed to answer with Scripture. I give her some answers that were obvious and Scriptures that would encourage all not to lean to their understanding. I am aware that many are asking these questions and some have given up because they felt that they were already at the end of their rope. I pray you back to the fold in Jesus name.
One thing I can say with surety, the enemy is at work trying to destroy the integrity and honor of our God. It will not work. He desires to bring fear into the lives of the Believers and in the Church. This tactic is purposed to drive people from the House of the Lord instead of running to the House of the Lord during times of distress, despair, and hopelessness.
One thing I know that the God we serve is GOD!
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) - Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
God still is in control and always will be in control, and Satan will do whatever is necessary to destroy the lives of the Believers and the creditability of the Church. Our God changes not, and He will do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
Ephesians 3:19-21 (KJV)
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Let me ask you do you know the power that worketh in you. Only you can answer that. I get it; a lot is going on in the world today. There is a war going on and is is good versus evil. God and Satan. But know this that the creator of the universe is God, and He has already won.
Know that before all this erupted the Lord was already dealing with me as well as others in the Body of Christ. It is necessary once again to have established called by God prophets/seers in the cities. The Lord gave me this Scripture:
Jeremiah 12:5 (KJV)
5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Proverbs 24:10 (KJV)
If you fall to pieces in a crisis,there wasn't much to you in the first place. Proverbs 24:10 (MSG)
We cannot and must not give up, but we must press in as the priest/prophets/seers of God to hear what God is saying in this prophetic hour. We must hear the people and go before God and stand with our intercession and come and allow God to speak to the prophet/seer so they can release directions in the earth and to the earthen vessels.
The church must awaken to arise to be able to hear. We must come out from amongst them and spend some real time in the face (presence) of God to accurately discern what is going on in these last days.
Rather you believe it or not we are living in the last days, I asked myself the other day what seal has been opened up and released into the earth. Know that the church will come under attack in these last days. However, if we keep doing church like usually we will miss it. But know that Christ is come back for a church without spot or wrinkle.
As the Body of Christ, we have advanced over the years. We have awesome praise and worship, drama ministry, dance ministry and so much more but where is the real power of God. People come to the altar but next week and the follow week they are still there with the same problem because no one is willing to labor with repeaters. We are too busy, and we don't have enough time. Where is the true deliverance at in the Body of Christ? What has happened to the gift of discernment? At one point in time, the church was able to see the enemy. The enemy is subtle and has the power of seduction that will have you believe that his motives are pure, but his assignment is to get you kicked out of the Kingdom of God. He did it with Adam and Eve. He desires bring us to a state of being lethargic. His desire and his purpose are to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly. We have become desensitized and slothful in the things of God that we are not able to discern the enemy, his plans or his plots. We must awaken to our birthright.
Rather we like it or not we are in a war. The church leaders must equip the people of God in end-time warfare and strategy. We must not and cannot be ignorant of the devices of the enemy. We must allow for the prophetic community to come forth where the prophets, seers, watchman, and intercessors know how to hear, see, sound the alarm and warn the people. Where are the watchman that have eyes to see at a distance. One of the problems is that we must allow them to do their part in the church according to Ephesians 4. We cannot have only a portion of the gifts operating we need all five. We must deal with the jealous and the pride of life as well as our false pride that rest within the leadership due to fair of losing the focus or the attention. We must embrace the Kingdom of Heaven's principals and know that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We must believe and know that the gates of hell shall not prevail against the church. I do not care what it looks like God's Word stand forever.
We must arm our porters and our gatekeepers in the House of God with the Word of God. They are ministers, according to II Kings II Chronicles. The Bible tells us that they were key ministers and that they had access and kept the things of GOD HOLY! They were equipped to do battle, and they knew how to take out an enemy. Their discernment was sharp, and they had an ear to hear and obey the voice of God as the prophets spoke.
We must get our power back. We cannot allow fear to grip us and keep us in the corner. We need to know what to do as the children of Issachar did when David was to be King. They understood the time and the seasons.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
We must get back to real fasting and prayer. Going in prayer with power and come out with power, authority and direction. But we have people praying that have not dealt with the iniquity in their hearts, and we are expecting God to hear. We have people praying with us that don't believe in Jesus and don't live right. What is wrong with us. We are afraid to deal with truth. We are praying one thing while others are releasing warfare in the realm of the spirit. Wake up church! How can we walk together unless we agree? (Amos 3:3) We have Iniquity and lawlessness operating from the pulpit to the door. We have drawn nigh to God with our lips, but our hearts are far from Him.
The Bibles tells us in Psalm 66:18 (KJV) - If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Where is the real Church. I understand everyone that says they are the church they are not. The Bible tells us if it is possible the very elect will be fooled. "DON'T BE ONE OF THEM!"
Everything that comes in our gates (doors) we do not have to embrace. Eve embraced the devil and, as a result, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. What I am saying without the gift of discernment operating we are in trouble. You might think you are dealing with a cat, and you may have a rat.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:16 (KJV) - Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
In Nehemiah 4:17-18 (NKJV) - 17 Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. 18 Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me.
In II Chronicles 22:10-23:15 - The Porters took out Athaliah and did not allow blood to come into the house of God. They heard the watchman and followed the directions of the Priest.
Take a moment and think what has happened to us. When has programs, conferences, fundraisers, television and billboards got more attention than the condition of our country. Read the Bible God was concerned about His nation and His people. Yes, they celebrated but God focus was to call a nation back to Him that they may live for Him. God is going to deal with us; He has entrusted in the hands of the five-fold ministers souls to delivered, empowered and set free. We are to bring edifications to them that they may rise and know who they are, what they have, and what they can do in Christ Jesus. We have made a people dependent upon leaders and have not taught them how to call on Jesus; that in times of crisis they look for us and don't know how to cry out to God. When Israel got good and tired they turned to God, and God sent them Moses to deliver them out of the hands of Pharaoh.
God is calling for the true prophetic nation to stand flat footed and decree and declare what thus saith the Lord. God is still in charge. A warning has gone out to all the churches across America to Wake Up and Arise to Your Assignment.
Time to equip and train, train and equip and position people correctly in the House of God. Know this that we win! Let's get prepared! Say to yourself that I am armed with the Word of God and I am dangerous. Know that there is enough power in the Word of God to dismantle the enemy. Know that you are supposed to be Armed and Dangerous!
Today, I cancel the spirit of fear and doubt. I speak that the Word of God to rise within you and that you get healed, delivered and set free so we can run with the horses!