The message from the Lord today seems to be a continuation from yesterday. We were back in the training room of Heaven. It seemed at first as if we were taking a break from the training as we all began to take plates and fill them with food and refreshments. I stopped at the stack of plates and began to give them to others rather than to go for something for myself. After it handed plates to several people, I uncovered two plates which had never been cleaned. They were very dirty and still had used forks on them. At first, I didn’t know what to do. I just stopped and stared at the dirty plates in the stack of what had looked like clean plates. Then I realized that I needed to let everyone know. After I made the announcement, people began to bring their plates back and dump the contents.
As I tried to understand this, the Holy Spirit took me to 1 Corinthians 5:6-8, “Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
There is a danger of beginning to glory in what we have received, and we need to be aware of it. That self-glorying is like dirty dishes in the middle of what we have declared clean, and it corrupts the entire work. Pride is like leaven or in this case it is like an unclean thing in the midst of what the Lord is declaring should be clean (in a spiritual sense). We can’t just clean up a few things and leave the rest dirty. We need a total cleansing, renewing, and transformation. If we are to be a kingdom of priests and kings, we must distinguish between the clean and the unclean; the holy and the unholy, and teach others how to distinguish between the things of the Spirit and the things of the world.
Then I heard the Lord speak again His words from Matthew 16:11-12, “How is it you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread?—but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” The religious spirit continually tempts us to move from the commands of the Lord into serving manmade rules and to teach manmade doctrines. We must avoid that temptation in this season of purity and holiness. If we are going to feed on the Bread of Heaven, we need to reject the bread of the religious spirit. Now is a time to only do what we see the Father doing and only say what we hear the Lord saying. “Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” (Matthew 16:6)
I pray that we will be set free from all the things which hinder us and that the Holy Spirit will set us free to move forward in this new move of God! I pray that we will use the Holy Spirit’s gift of “discerning of spirits,” and cast out the unclean and unholy while we embrace what is clean and holy! I pray that we are being made ready right now to walk with the Lord on the “Highway of Holiness.” Amen and Amen!!!!
Date: June 01, 2013