GOD gets to choose which man (and sometimes, in some places – a woman) HE will use to save HIS people in this season. Men (spiritual church leaders) have no say on this matter although they like to act as if they do. [Hypocrites (see Matthew 7:22-23)].
For a season, A pharoah will rise
In this world, which Satan controls and influences. A time will come, it is near, when a Pharoah like man will rise upon man, who will once again, severely persecute GOD’s people and others. (Compare to 2 Corinthians 4:4; Acts 7:19).
But in such a time of hardship, GOD’s people will not have to fear or despair. For GOD is with us to deliver us from the harsh hands of the pharoah. We must take note of what GOD has done for HIS people during times of persecution in the past. (Compare to 1 Corinthians 10:11). Notice what GOD did for HIS people when a Pharoah rose in Egypt to persecute; that is to kill, steal, and destroy, GOD’s people. (Compare John 10:10). Read Acts chapter 7, verses 17-22.
Now, there is a lot that is said in those few verses where the details were not provided for us to understand how and who GOD chooses to use to deliver HIS people from those who were trying to snuff the Israelites out. The details are left out here because it was not the appointed time for GOD to use HIS chosen vessel to help guide and deliver HIS people from the hands of Pharoah.
breaking down acts 7, verses 17 through 22
Side Note: Notice GOD is involved in politics through these two men. That is Pharoah, the King of Egypt, and Joseph, the second man in command over Egypt.
From a political standpoint, GOD will properly deal with this Pharoah who dare to rise up against GOD’s people. And one of the many ways GOD decides to confront this tyrant was through the appointment and use of a GOD fearing man who GOD strategically placed in a powerful position within this same nation’s corrupted political system. It is very obvious that GOD is involved in politics in every which way. Why? Because the political system is what directly impacts, influences, and governs over HIS people. We really need to understand this. Okay, moving on. Let’s not get bogged down here.
Satan as well as his puppet Pharoah did not want to see GOD’s people maintain the power, authority, political influence, wealth, increase, and success they were having in Egypt. He certainly did not want to see this Hebrew nation remain free and inherit the promised blessing GOD promised their nation and its people through the patriarch Abraham. So Satan being the sly devil he is. He attempted to prevent the Jews continue success under GOD’s reign.
So, as I mentioned before, Satan rises up his personal puppet master – Pharoah, a tyrant of a king, to begin Satan’s process to ruin and destroy GOD’s people.
pharoah rises in power
Under Satan’s guidance, control, and rule, Pharoah’s job was to disrupt GOD’s people's confidence in GOD. Ruin them to a point where they would not trust nor believe in GOD. Satan needed Pharoah to bring the people to a mental and spiritual point where they would question the relevance of GOD in their lives.
So, we see, in verse 18, Satan raises a corrupted, crooked, and deceptive Pharoah who could accomplish what Satan needed to do in order to destroy those who serve and worship GOD.
Now, we see in verse 19, the mentality and behavior of this new Pharoah of Egypt. It said he was treacherous, an oppressor, and in any way he could, he “exposed” GOD’s people, particularly the children.
Verse 19 – “This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live.”
Let’s step back in time for a minute. When Jacob moved his family from Hebron due to the severe famine there, to Egypt, where the grain was plentiful. Jacob and his family thrived in Egypt mainly because of Jacob’s son, Joseph, who was appointed as Egypt's second person in command under the rule of Pharoah.
If I remember correctly, at the time of Jacob’s relocation from Hebron to Egypt. His family was about 70 members during the famine. But now, after moving to Egypt, and after about 215 years had passed. GOD’s people grew into a mighty nation with strong, vibrant, men, who were able to quickly defend their families, people, and nation if called upon to do so. This nation now had many capable warriors or soldiers at their disposal when needed it.
So, as Satan and this Pharoah watched this Jewish nation grow. Their wealth and political clout increased. As Pharoah observed the Israelites' spiritual relationship with GOD prospered and the families enlarged. Satan could no longer allow this to continue. This is when Pharoah’s behavior became barbaric, inhuman, and cruel toward Israelites. We have to be mindful, that all of this was done through Pharoah, the most powerful leader in Egypt, but under the guidance of Satan the devil. The ruler over the world.
Don’t get this twisted. The reason why the world is the way it is today. The reason we see so much corruption and destruction, crime and violence, and death and a lack of support in a nation is because GOD nor Jesus is NOT ruling nor controlling the world. GOD has not given Jesus yet the right to retake what Satan has taken from mankind (the first Adam) to reestablish God's original plan for mankind. This is why we see what we see in our world’s political system. GOD is not ruling it. Satan and his appointees are.
Turning our attention back to verse 9 of Acts chapter 7. Pharoah, under the guidance and influence of Satan, extirpated or “expose” the children of Israel. Many of us know the unfortunate event that occurred when Pharoah sent forth his decree that required his soldiers to go through the land where the Hebrews lived and to throw every male child under a certain age into the Nile River. (Exodus 1:22). This Pharoah was brutal..
So, Acts chapter 7, verse 19 states that Pharoah “expose” the Israelites' children or babies. Let me provide clarity just in case any miss the point here. When Pharoah sent forth his decree to have the male offspring of the Hebrews thrown into the Nile. Pharoah’s goal was to persecute GOD’s people to the point where GOD could not fulfill Abraham’s promise in their lives. (Compare to John 10:10).
The point behind Pharoah’s cruel acts were to control Israel’s power of influence and to decrease the expansion of the Hebrew nation. If Pharoah was able to kill, steal, and destroy the faith and physical being of this nation’s seed, their children. Then he could crush this nation. Preventing them from growing and populating their nation with their kind.
Thought Provoking: So, now, honestly ask yourself. Does this not sound familiar to our time today? Today, we see in our political screen, that many of the political leaders have turned their attention to the church – GOD’s people. Why? To celebrate and embrace them? Certainly not. Instead, like the Pharoah of the past, our government figureheads are not only persecuting and acting harsh toward GOD's people. Political leaders are or attempting to change policies that completely contradict GOD’s Word. What GOD says is right and good and true and righteous and just and fair. HIS laws, when applied the way GOD said they should be, best benefit EVERY living being. HIS Word is like an ornament on our soul. It heals, delivers, saves, guides, directs – oh I can go on concerning the benefits of GOD’s Word, ways, and laws.
To add icing to the cake. GOD is not a tyrant when it comes to HIS leadership style. He is loving, just, fair, graceful, kind, patient, merciful, forgiving, a great provider and leader, and cares about the welfare of HIS people. Now, compare these qualities to that of Pharoah or any king or president, or ruler throughout mankind's human history. Okay, do I need to say anything else?
One more point. Take for example, when considering this current presidential administration. The way this president operates this administration, he has not kept any of his promises. He is deceptive and cunning. And from my personal perspective. He is in this office illegally. He has not been selected nor appointed by GOD for this role. Hence, why he has not had the level of success he thought he would have. Okay, moving on. I believe you all get my point.
Yes, we had a few good human leaders here and there. But none of us come close to the God who is the King of kings and LORD of lords. NONE.
Verse 20 – “At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father’s house for three months..”
Do you see what GOD is doing here? As the plight of GOD’s people shifted due to persecution, GOD is already at work to put a young man in a place that would help free HIS people from bondage. That will deliver GOD’s people in their times of hardship. He is always ready and prepare to cease and undo the works of the devil on behalf of HIS people.
So, to respond to Pharoah’s harsh persecution, GOD rises HIS future deliver as verse 20 shows. “At that time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to GOD….” (Compare to Jeremiah 1:5).
What is so splendid and powerful about GOD is that HE selects the one who HE plans to use to solve some major problem with HIS people, years in advance. (Compare to 1 Corinthians chapter 12). Then He positions that one from a young age to receive the right training, education; and allows that person to go through certain trials and testings to shape his or her charater and build up his or her abilities in such a way so that he or she can achieve and resolve whatever that is needed for GOD’s purpose, people, and Kingdom work.
So, in this case, Satan puts into office a tyrant who was there to subdue and destroy GOD’s people. GOD allowed it because HIS people rebelled against HIM. And as a form of discipline, GOD removed HIS hedge of protection from over and around HIS people. (Compare to Hebrews 12:6). And this allowed Satan and his minions to come in and cause much turmoil in the lives of GOD’s people.
BUT GOD knows how to rescue HIS people from the hands of not only any tyrant. But also from the snare of Satan. GOD also knows, that sometimes, years need to pass before HIS people would realize and accept the responsibility for the error of their ways. Some, 400 years passed before it came the time for Moses, GOD’s deliver, to come onto the scene to challenge the king of Egypt. Each time Moses appeared before Pharoah, he would declare this one powerful and warning line to him. 'LET MY PEOPLE GO.'
But the shred pride and arrogance of Pharoah were not going to have that. Besides, he saw himself as a god before the people. In fact, Pharoah did not just see himself as a god. But he saw himself as the god who was supreme over all other gods. Go back and read your Bible history. Many kings and other pharaohs thought the same thing. And in GOD’s due time. After HIS people finally came to their senses. REPENT and beseech GOD for help from their enemies. GOD eventually sends in HIS chosen vessel, like Moses to reclaim what is HIS. For an extensive period of time, Moses confronted Pharoah, and demanded that Pharaoh ‘let my people go.'
Now, wait one cotton picking minute. Is this not the same Pharaoh who was persecuting, killing, and making life miserable for the Hebrews? So, what made Moses different? How did Moses, who was a Hebrew himself, was able to come into the palace of Pharoah and make such demands and not be killed for challenging the king of Egypt? Two reasons.
1. Moses was authorized, selected, anointed, appointed, hand-picked, and personally molded by GOD to force Pharoah to let GOD’s people go. (Compare to 1 Corinthians chapter 12). Moses was born to fulfill this one singular purpose concerning his people – GOD’s people.
Let's establish this point, so you don’t overlook why this is so significant. Let’s just say hypothetically, another Hebrew man or any other man came along and try to do all that Moses did for his people, his nation. He attempted to do all the things Moses did under GOD’s direction and guidance for his people. What will be the outcome? Well, I am confident. Considering the type of ruthless ruler Pharoah was. Any man who tried to confront and take Pharoah on would be dead in an instance. And GOD’s people will still be slaves today.
But Pharoah was not able to put his hands on Moses. Or slay Moses. Or dismiss or ignore Moses because GOD was in control. It was the hour for GOD to free HIS people from the hands of Pharoah. But through that process of freeing HIS people, GOD was trying to show Pharoah grace and mercy in hopes that he too would repent, turn around, and come to serve the One who is the KING of kings and the LORD of lords. (Compare to 1 Timothy 6:15; Danial 2:20-22).
But Pharoah refused to take the hand of GOD. He refused to repent and turn away from his wicked ways (sin). And we know how his story ends. GOD’s people were finally freed from the grip of Pharoah.
2. Moses was very familiar with the ways, customs, traditions, livelihood, lifestyles, habits, and elite privilege status. Moses knew how to speak and move within the camp of the Egyptians because he was brought up as part of their kingdom – their ruling class. Remember, our Bible history teaches us that Pharaoh’s daughter took Moses in during the time when her father was having all the Hebrew male boys of a certain age thrown into the Nile River. During this time, Moses’ was around the age of two. And if Pharoah had it his way. Moses’ life would have been cut short. He should have ended up in the Nile River with all the other young Hebrew boys who were murdered at the hands of Pharoah.
But Moses' life was spared at the hands of Pharoah’s daughter. Why? Because GOD had an assignment for Moses once he reached his prime age of maturity and could handle GOD’s assignment, GOD's people, and Pharoah, the King of Egypt.
But the key to the Israelites not being diminished or destroy under the rulership of ruthless Pharoah was not that Moses was all-powerful and had that level of clout. I am certain that wasn't it. Moses accomplish the things he did before Pharoah scared. He wasn't confident he could do what GOD was asking him to do. You cannot convince me that Moses was not fearful for his life each time he had to confront Pharoah.
Moses fulfilled his assignment before Pharoah scared. But the reason he was successful was because
1. GOD gave him all authority Moses need to complete the tasks.
2. Moses closely followed the instructions GOD gave him. He did not compromise nor deviate from the things GOD told him to do no matter what it was. Remember, the 10 Plagues. Imagine for a minute, GOD telling you to do these kinds of things. Just wow.
3. Moses placed his faith, trust, and confidence not in himself or the men who was with him. He put his explicit trust in GOD.
And that was the key, by means of GOD, Moses was able to defeat Pharoah, the king of Egypt.
After Moses completed his main kingdom assignment for GOD. (And there were other tasks GOD had Moses to do). We see later, in our Bible history, Moses lived even a more wealthy lifestyle than he lived when he was considered the son of Pharoah. As the son of GOD who was well pleased with Moses. Moses eventually lived a life accomplished and satisfied, where Moses had no more want because GOD provided so abundantly for Moses’ household.
Today, what is the Lord calling you to “GET OUT” of?
- Loveless relationship
- A dead church
- From under certain leadership
- From a certain pace or relationship
Today, what is He calling you to “GET OUT” from under the yoke of?
Come everyone come
Today, many of us only have to deal with little devils in our lives because we refuse to grow up, especially to grow up in Christ. We love our little status in life where we struggle with our health – saying, “this is my cross to bear” as so many erroneous teachers of Christ have wrongly taught us to believe. THIS IS NOT WHAT CHRIST HAS FOR YOU! Bad health – health problems of any sort. NO! This contradicts the Bible. The words God Himself has spoken. He said at Isaiah chapter 55, verse 1. “Ho! EVERYONE….” So, you see, these next few words He is about to speak, “EVERYONE” who wants it can have it. “Ho” (come), Everyone who thirsts. Come to the Waters and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
Notice in that verse, He mentions the natural way this world system does things. To obtain things in this world that you need, first, there is a price you must pay. Therefore, you must have money for the things you need. But God says if you ‘come’, in His system, for the things you need, there is no cost and you don’t need money (Isaiah 55:1). Are you not thirsty for a better life, for restoration, for healing physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually? THEN COME!
But for you to benefit from the ways that God’s system operates, you need to do as Acts 7:2 says. The word God expressed to Abraham, the one man He blessed so that he can be a blessing to all of mankind, which includes and benefits you and me. And that is YOU MUST BE WILLING TO “GET OUT”.
So many of us are walking around in life and carrying the weight of unforgiveness. We refuse not to forgive our parents for their errors against us that happened – what? 20, 30, 40 years ago. Some of us are walking around here hating on an ex, hating on our biological brother or sister. Even hating on a brother or sister in the faith for things they said or did to us out of fear, stupidity, hatred, jealousy, or some other form of sin they did against us. And this is hindering, preventing our forward progress and our blessings from the LORD.
But the LORD says “GET OUT”. Get out so I can bless you. And you don’t have to do this alone. He knows it will be difficult for some. But you don’t have to do it alone. He wants to help you to “GET OUT” so He can really bless you. Turn everything around for you. But you, you have to handcuff Him in such a way that He cannot do it. He cannot move in your behalf. Because you refuse to do the things that He requires of you. Like
Forgive the ignorance of your father, your mother, your brother, your sister, that friend who betrayed you, the ex that broke your heart, and the abuse and insecurity they caused in your life. Forgive the immaturity of people. Just forgive. So that the LORD can truly cleanse and bless you.
Now be mindful, there is a difference between speaking with your mouth that you forgive from genuinely forgiving someone from your heart, within your spirit person, so that it changes your mind and how you feel towards and react towards that person. Because when we truly forgive others (no matter who it is) from the heart, which in turn will influence, affect, and change how we see and interact with that person. THEN AND ONLY THEN can God really move in our lives. Let me repeat that.
God wants so much to bless you. But you will not have it. You will not allow Him to do so. (Compare to Matthew 23:37-39). How? Because you refuse to let it go and ‘GET OUT’! You refuse to do it because you are so set in your ways. Your ways! Your ways are killing you and your prosperity. Your future and your children’s future. It is hindering you. Preventing the LORD from really moving in your life. From pouring out all His gifts and blessings He has for you and only you.
Go back to the book of Acts, chapter 7. Look at this. Now, over the years, Abraham and his people (his children) experienced many different hardships. (They lack the blessings of God in their lives to the fullness).
There were many different things they had to go through that almost ruin them, wiped them out, and killed them. (Compare to John 10:10). But they eventually got it and understood the errors of their ways, the bad decisions they made. And what did they do? They REPENT – GOT OUT of the stupor they were in – their sins, bad decisions, unbelief, feeling of doubt, their hurts, hatred, unforgiveness, debts, etc. – whatever yoke that had that trapped and was hindering them from truly gaining God’s favor and blessings. Abraham and his children, over the years, all had to repent for the part that placed them in and under the yoke or burdens, they were experiencing. The strongholds that held them captive, in bondage for years. The troubles that captivated them. The pains and struggles they were suffering because they refuse to see and do things God’s way. But when they finally got it and understood the error of their ways and that the only way to succeed, and experience real prosperity, joy, peace, happiness, and love is through Christ and through true repentance and forgiving others for what they did to you. THEN God could forgive you. (Compare to Matthew 6:14-15). Then God can move in your life and heal and really bless you. Your truthful act of repentance, forgiveness, and getting out of your own mess, will enable God to truly move in ways in your life that will completely change your life. Notice what happened here in Acts chapter 7 to Abraham’s children after years of suffering and when they finally took the right steps to forgive, repent, and decide to get out of their situation.
At Acts chapter 7, starting in verse 7. It said.
“… After that, they, shall come out and serve Me in this place….” (verse 7)
“… God was with him and delivered him out of ALL his troubles, and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of … a king and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.” (verses 9-10)
Do you want that! Or should I ask, do you really not want this – what God has for you? Then first, find a way to truly repent and GET OUT of your mess (turn it around). That’s your part. We must always do our part FIRST. And when you truly have done this to a point and at a level God expects. Then God can truly bless you until your heart is completely content and full. He has done it for me. So, I know He will do it for you.
Is there something God wants to show you that you are causing to be delayed or hindered from seeing it because you are so tied and committed to your church’s commitments or dedicated to what your leaders want you to do for them or too loyal and devoted to what your family and or friends believe is right for you? And yet, we all often pray the following requests to God.
BUT! Shortly thereafter, we slam the door to our promises because truly, we don’t want what God has or wants for us. We really don’t. We just want whatever pain or hardship we are experiencing to stop. We just want to live a comfortable lifestyle where we can do as we will with no accountability. Therefore, the above pray that many of us recite to God is really just superficial. Just a temporary method to stop the bleeding, and the pain, and to display a pretense to others that God is in what you are doing and experiencing. What hypocrisy! The prayers we cite are so fake because our motives are in the wrong place. For they are not about truly doing things God’s way, but our way.
hard to be obedient
Abraham trusted god implicitly
Abraham was a native of the county of Chaldea to which he was born in the city of Ur. At some point, Abraham had an encounter with God. To which God said the following to Abraham.
“Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. (Genesis 12:1)
The promise to abrahaM
If Abraham was willing to follow these instructions, God made two promises to Abraham. (Also, see Genesis 12:2-3).
1. Promise #1
2. Promise #2
So, we see here, God formed a partnership or an agreement or covenant with Abraham and they each had a part to fulfilled in this relationship. God will do all the things that are listed in promises 1 and 2, but IF and only IF Abraham fulfills his part FIRST. I don’t want you to miss this point. In their relationship,
1. Abraham had a part. Something or things he must do to meet the obligation of his contract with God.
2. Pending on whether Abraham did his part first, God would THEN and only THEN do His part; which included two commitments on God’s part as we see in promises 1 and 2 above.
So, when God instructed Abraham to move from his family, he obeyed although he did not know where God was sending him. (Compare Hebrews 11:8). Abraham trusted God implicitly to guide and direct him. As a result, for several years, Abraham migrated from place to place and lived in tents as he followed the leading of God to the place God was going to eventually show him.
Come See A Land I Will Show YoU
‘Get out of your country and from your relatives, and come to a land that I will show you.’
Oh God, please move in my life; give me an encounter with You. I want to do Your will.
And still, yet, we want God to bless us, to answer our prayers, to fulfill His promises He has made to us. And then we are shocked and often get upset with God when He fails to bless us, answer our prayers, or fulfill His promises.
We still want God to show us the promise, or the land that He speaks of regardless if we are willing or do our part or not. What hypocrisy!
I do not want to sound super-spiritual or religious, but I know no other way to respond to this question. Truthfully, let me answer this question with two verses from the Bible. First at Luke 12:12 where Jesus said
“For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
Continuing on, Jesus goes on and says at John chapter 8, verse 28.
“… That I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.”
“… For you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD. Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: ‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.’”
Sitting in a public courtroom hearing, sitting right next to God, who sits on the Judge’s bench, I am His clerk & court reporter, capturing everything that is spoken by Him.
So, this morning, before I got ready for work, I was reading and studying my Bible lesson in the book of Acts; when suddenly, without warning, I kept hearing in my spirit two phrases – “relationships” and “disagreements”. I did not know why I was hearing these words repetitively. And then when I less expect it, I heard the beginning of a sentence. Before a complete sentence was stated, it would stop in the middle of the sentence and start the phrase all over again. This kept repeating until I finally realized it was the LORD speaking. So, I sat down and pulled out my pen and paper to record what the LORD had to say. What He wanted to speak concerning the thing(s) that was heavy on His heart this morning to His people, to a particular person who visits this platform this often. If He is speaking to you this morning, you will know it after reading this post because it certainly will prompt and pull at your heart. That’s God speaking to you through me saying, “Hey, listen, you are offended and you are not looking at this situation right. So, let me speak to your heart and correct the way you are handling this particular matter.” So, let’s get into what the LORD is saying this morning TO YOU.
Disagreements with friends and growing relationships
But even with the contention that comes up between friends, lovers, family, and especially Christians, God has given us the ability to end all disputes. And this can be found in your character. Whatever kind of character or nature you possess often is displayed during times of disagreements or disputes. Especially with those you are close or forming new relationships with. For instance, we should ask ourselves. Will you use disagreements as an opportunity to understand the disposition of the other person? Can you properly discern whether or not the other person is trying to hurt or tear you down? Or are they trying to get you to see and understand another person's perspective that you would normally not see or overlook? Are you unknowingly being closed-minded concerning a matter? And is God using this person to open up your mind to something new or different from your usual way of seeing, thinking, or proceeding things? We have to be mindful that iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17). Do we fully understand what this actually means? Proverbs 27:11 reads
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
- To make sharp or to become sharper
This is the goal or intent behind anyone who is trying to make you better than you are whenever you at odds with another or when one cannot see eye to eye on a matter. What another person says, or acts, or how they respond to you in time of disagreements should be done in such a way to sharper you. Hence, Proverbs chapter 27, verse 17 goes on and says.
… So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
- Expressed both good humor and intelligence
- A calm expression
- Moral support
When a real (or true) friend challenges your perspective concerning a matter. It is not from the perspective of tearing you down. Or making social media comments that target you in hopes that you will read it and get the point. Or to make you look stupid. Or to embarrass you. Or to be negative. Or to disapprove of or show you disfavor. This is not the real aim of a real friend and a healthy growing friendship. If that is your view of your friend who disagrees or disputes with you, then you have to question
- Do I really know what it means to be in a healthy and thriving friendship?
- Or, did you really ever see this person as your friend?
For every friend and or new relationship has disagreements. The closer you are, the more disagreements you will have. How you choose to view, handle, or resolve these disagreements will speak volumes about the nature of your true character.
How many times should i try to resolve a disagreement with the same person
“Moreover, if your brother sins against you (or offense you), go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.”
To close out, you really need to read those remaining verses at Matthew chapter 18, verses 15 through 22. But for the sake of time, we are going to drop down to verses 21 and 22, where the Apostle Peter asked Jesus
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
The word of the lord
When the LORD God gives a word, it is for the sole purpose to teach, reproof, correct, or train His servants - His Body, so that every member within the Body of Christ may be adequate, equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). For the LORD has given the Body of Christ apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip the Saints for the work of service, to encourage one another, and to build up the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:11).
This page will focus on providing the Body of Christ words of the LORD, that He has spoken through Deaidre. Regardless of the nature of the words of the LORD below - whether there is a word that teaches, reproofs, corrects, or trains, it is all for the purpose to build up the Body of Christ so that each one of us is made righteous, adequate, equipped for every good work.