Saturday, August 18, 2012

Worshiping the Creation, not the Creator - I am Rebuked by God

I was rebuked in the spirit this morning. I had made reference to something that was just for me. I shared a bit on a vision of an angel.
The Lord said to me, "That was a gift to YOU, I allowed you to see, not to glorify angels or yourself by the revelation I gave you".
I was taken to 2 Corinthians 12: I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell.

I violated that principle.

Prophetess Shirley Carter posted this on the same day:

About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)

While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone.
The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.

It is a marvelous thing to have visions, revelations and profound experiences in the Spirit. The problem is we can elevate them over the truth of God in our lives. In a way we glorify the created over the creation. Consider the vision of the angel. It's a wonderful thing to see beyond the veil, but it is seeing things that are created as you and I were. The truth is Angels are created beings as we are, not different from cats, dogs, trees and mountains. They are different from us. In some ways they are different to the point of being lower. I won't describe, but they do not have free choice, they gave that up after satan caused a third to fall. Those who made the wrong choices will be judged..not by other angels, but by you and me.

Don't you realize that we will judge angels? So you should surely be able to resolve ordinary disputes in this life. 1 Corinthians 6:3

So, the same thing is true of visions of demons which many of us have had. They are awaiting judgement. They want to destroy the judge in their existence. It also helps us stand against their intimidation. They are inferior beings. They live to carry out the evil intents of the devil, Stealing, killing and destroying. Deceiving. Lying. AND when we by the words of OUR mouths agree with the demonic, they are loosed to carry out OUR words.

God's Angels live in the supernatural realm and exist to carry out the will of God and the words of HIS mouth, uttered by HIM and those He Calls his own. Our words release Angel action in our behalf in the will of God.

Psalm 8
3When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—4what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? 5Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. 6You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—

The Lord rebuked me for sharing the vision, for considering it beyond what it was and using it to elevate myself...I repent.

Some things the Lord shows me, and you, are to encourage you..and are just for you.

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