But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)
Spirit-filled believers have, for years, been preaching about the realities of the Holy Spirit and how we need to break free from religious spirits and traditional mindsets in order to embrace things of a higher realm. We have spent years trying to build faith for signs, wonders, and miracles in addition to championing dreams and visions about heavenly realities beyond our own.
And yet, now at a time when we are faced with seemingly impossible odds in the natural, we waiver in doubt and debate the veracity of those who have received supernatural information concerning our future. Those who have had heavenly visitations, words of knowledge within dreams and visions, and even been transported by the Spirit into the future, are now questioned and criticized for their witness. Those who dare to believe that our last election is still in play and that our legally elected president may still return, are now ostracized, ridiculed, and even condemned for their spiritual intel. Despite the overwhelming prophetic confirmations from thousands of believers across the world, dreams and visions which all speak of these miraculous outcomes are quickly dismissed – simply because things don’t line up in the NATURAL.
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:12-14)
Since when did our faith rest on what we see and understand in the natural? Since when do we ignore spiritual information by supernatural means simply because our calendars are fixed, our mainstream news is compromised, and public opinion speaks loudest? Are we people of the Spirit or not?
The majority of spiritually hungry believers have been predicting a soon-and-coming spiritual outpouring that will cover the entire earth. This Great Awakening and move of the Spirit has been preached for decades. If this is still true, isn’t it conceivable that God would begin to give us a taste of this before the entire world actually experienced it? Should we be surprised that God would begin doing things outside of natural possibilities? If all that we have prophesied about this supernatural outpouring of the Spirit is actually going to happen, shouldn’t we expect our human understanding to be inferior and the natural realm to seem limited?
In a desperate attempt to have integrity by man’s standards, several prominent Charismatic leaders continue to call for prophetic voices and hopeful believers to deny our dreams and visions and renounce our faith for the impossible. Those who still cling to a miraculous breakthrough to come are now being called foolish, fake, or worse yet, totally false. Is this how the Church is preparing for this worldwide miracle of supernatural outpouring?
Each of us needs to take responsibility for how we are led by the Holy Spirit on a daily basis. Our flesh will always tend to lean on our own understanding instead of the Spirit within. We can’t become so earthly-minded that we’re no heavenly good. If we really want this awakening to the Spirit and prepare for an outpouring, we can start by getting our eyes off of what we see in the natural and start to believe what heaven is revealing. Let’s stop determining our future by what the world keeps telling us and start listening to what the Spirit has already said.
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (Colossians 3:2)
FROM MY FACEBOOK POST LAST WEEK:
Lest anyone think I am merely standing for an election turnaround or a legitimate president to take office, let me clarify what I’m standing for:
I am standing for BELIEVERS to FACE OPPOSITION without compromise.
I am standing for CITIZENS to CLAIM THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS and responsibilities.
I am standing for LEADERS who WON’T BACK DOWN because of peer pressure or popular opinion.
I am standing for JUSTICE that goes beyond rhetoric and actually FULFILLS THE REQUIREMENTS of the law.
I am standing for FAITH TO ARISE in a people led by fear.
I am standing for MORALITY to BE CELEBRATED and debauchery condemned.
I am standing for KINGDOM AUTHORITY to MANIFEST in governmental structures.
I am standing for the OVERTHROW OF DEMONIC PRINCIPALITIES and the displacement of wicked rulers.
I am standing for the LION’S ROAR to DROWN OUT the seducing voices of false shepherds and counterfeit leaders.
I am standing for an OUTPOURING OF THE SPIRIT to eradicate all fear of man and every false god of this age.
What I am contending for reaches far beyond our present circumstances because it determines our future and our very existence as We the People of God. I will not yield God’s promises to an illegal strongman or forfeit my inheritance to an illegitimate heir.
It’s time for the Kingdom of God to be demonstrated with power and authority and every other kingdom to fall. This is what I’m standing for. What about you?
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This is an updated edition of a post originally published on Wanda Alger