Take heed what you hear

Sarah Bassey it was, who at one of our meetings, led young men & women to pray that they would not make costly mistakes in their lifetime. I have made some and they cost me dearly so I understand why that prayer point is great. There is no doubt that we would make mistakes in life. In the course of life, we are bound to make one wrong decision or the other; however, we can be so led by The Holy Spirit that we never make a mistake that alters the trajectory of our lives. Can you imagine how terrible it would be for one to be on the right path to fulfilling their destiny and then make a mistake that takes them completely off course? Even if they return to that right path, they would have lost time and may have to endure terrible consequences that one is unable to wipe away. May God help us.

John 14: 26AMP “But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor – Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name (in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf), He will teach you all things.

John 14: 6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, truth, and the life”

God knew we would sometimes have challenges with our decision making so He provided us with a Helper – The ultimate Guide who fully understands the path of life because He is the Spirit of Life who searches the mind of Life. This Life is also The Way. As a result, Our Guide is fully equipped to help our decision making and if we follow Him we should be fine; but the problem is with following Him. Now more than ever before, there are many voices out there. These voices of distraction, which are most dangerous, say nothing useful; they just make enough noise to distract us. They are often so subtle one does not immediately realise their capacity to take them off course until you are already off course. They sound just like the other voices and may not even be obviously wrong but wrong nonetheless. Even correct word coming from the wrong spirit is wrong. The spirit negates the seeming truth of the word.

Acts 16: 17 – 18TPT “She kept following us, shouting, ‘these men are servants of the Great High God, and they’re telling us how to be saved!’ Day after day she continued to do this, until Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit indwelling her, ‘I command you in the name of Jesus, The Anointed One, to come out of her, now!’ At that moment, the spirit came out of her!”

Mark 4: 24NLT “Pay close attention to what you hear. The closer you listen, the more understanding you will be given.”

We are in perilous times; we must all be very careful what we lend our ears to. The bible does encourage us to listen well as soon as we start listening so that one is able to very quickly discern if it is something they need to turn off instead of wasting time listening to the very end. I feel like hell is pouring out words to counterfeit the fact of God speaking to us in these last days through His word.

Everywhere, everyone is speaking. Please don’t waste all of your time listening to things you should not be listening to. If it is a conversation you are not able to walk away from, shut out their words and think on things that are pure, true of honest report.

Hebrews 1: 2NLT “And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through His son”
Philippians 4: 6TPT “So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honourable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on very glorious work of God, praising him always.”

2 Corinthians 11: 14b – 15 TPT “even satan transforms himself to appear as an angel of light! So it’s no wonder his servants also go about pretending to be ministers of righteousness.”

There are so many “prophecies” out there which somehow find their way into our phones. Sadly, we don’t even check to see if the prophet is committed to Christ; as long as it sounds like something one Christ led prophet has said, it becomes our self-consuming ambition to seek its authenticity. Leave it alone. Whether true of not, is it from the right place? Don’t you know that even the devil transforms himself to appear like a true angel? Let us stop chasing shadows especially in these times when there is so much to “care about”. We don’t want to invest energy and time in the wrong things. We must guard our ‘ear gates’ so that our hearts are guarded so that we make less bad decisions. Costly mistake is not a luxury we can afford. If it happens it happens but we must do our part to prevent them. God does not want us to make them hence the presence of our Helper in our lives. Please be careful.