Nehemiah 2:4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?” ''''''''''''''''''''''''''Then I prayed to the God of heaven'''''''''''''''''''''''''''', 5, and THEN I answered the king!
This man was WISE - he wouldn't even answer a KING who was kind enough to ask WHAT HE 'WANTED' !!
Oh how that would have been so much easier and self-gratifying/comforting to just have it all from the king handed out on a plate instantly and what the natural man leans to; and, in the short term can be an easier option. BUT NO! Nehemiah did what we ALL have learn to do and practice daily and regularly and ASKED GOD FIRST as to 'lean NOT on the understanding of our flesh'.
Many phrases from other humans used to, at one stage make me angry as the Father used me to correct. Phrases such as, 'well I think' 'Well I just thought' 'Well it seemed' 'oh but it felt' 'well I was trying' Despite being a relatively new Christian to those raised in the word and having no issues to always state this TRUTH, GOD had decided and shown me very deeply, very quickly and I was BLESSED to 'click on' to this making scriptures a part of our DNA so that they manifest out of us, my favourite then, and still stands live today, being proverbs
I just simply couldn't comprehend why these seasoned people, some of who had walked like this for over 50 years were still using these flesh phrases, yet were preaching the word as they went - it just didn't make sense to me, so I questioned only to be totally patronized with 'oh you don't understand - you're just a baby Christian on milk and it will be many years before you get to meat'..... SAY'S WHO???? (I used to think), GOD is the BOSS not us, and, when I talked to him about this (as they were in fact insulting me, as I already saw and understood deeper), what I didn't yet know, because of being a 'baby' Christian (and I STILL AM and will ALWAYS need my milk as well as my meat that HE gave so quickly), then, what I didn't know yet was the following .............. GOD told me, he said not all are called to the same level of anointing.
It is there for anyone who reaches, but many will never experience this depth of understanding, so instead of 'trying' to argue what you and I know is correct against them (as 'trying' is also my flesh - lesson learned and understood; Hallelujah Father), then this lesson showed me deeper personally too.
What I KNOW without question is, that the phrase that I use many, many times which came from a rap about the WORD that I wrote is imperative. That phrase is 'WORD OF GOD, BACKBONE FOR LIFE, S'alright'!
Therefore, whilst my blessed given teachings and essence of my own little self can and do reach many in my natural being and for our own ministry purpose, this goes out to those who don't 'FEEL' me personally and want to make it personal when IT's NOT, it's KINGDOM WORK! Word up!
There is a HUGE difference in talking the talk and walking the walk. What we think, feel, sense, imagine, even are VERY SURE of in a blessing of discernment is NOT VALID and the story of Nehemiah again proves the point straight out and true. He was very sad, surely it would have been natural to get what he wanted from the king to sooth his emotions. YES IT WOULD!
All I can do is THANK MY GOD that by learning from Nehemiah's story, that one TINY sentence ........ ''''''''''''''''''''''''''Then I prayed to the God of heaven'''''''''''''''''''''''''''', 5, and THEN I answered the king! Has given me an opening to teach for Jesus with the WORD OF GOD as backbone for life and now, NO-ONE can make it personal as the word doesn't LIE!
BE AWARE of the dangers of the flesh!
BE AWARE that the devil can appear as an angel of light.
FOUR TIMES I have been personally fooled by false prophets throughout my growth, and, so-called men of GOD that KNEW the WORD! The devil knows the scriptures and if a person is not snuggled up tight and close to Jesus in all thoughts, deeds and actions, then YES he even uses other Christians to do his filthy work and many times, those poor people have no clue themselves.
I dreamed of the planes causing mass death, havoc and destruction 3 weeks before they hit the towers. It was real that dream and I KNEW something horrific was going to happen.
The devil went to deep extremes with me, fooled me with dreams, he showed me those towers BEFORE he smashed them up and then conned me through me wanting to be loved, even taking me all the way to the city of my hearts desire 3400 miles away and giving me a glimpse of America and then snatching it all back away which almost killed me in it's self.
My cases were packed, I had been to CITY HALL to see where I would be married to this already married man who was a LIAR and abuser. This was all because I ran on emotions - MY FLESH because having been abused since aged 3, I was soooooooooo desperate to be loved, that the devil worked me BIG TIME.
This story is only ONE of many, many in my short life. I don't think I can EVER write a whole testimony of my life as it would be a movie series bigger than star wars, in what I have overcome abuse wise. But I AM HAPPY.
I am on the victory side IN JESUS NAME; because, despite the devil taking me to to suicide, OUR GOD SAVES and why I KNOW that I am to teach and keep on teaching of the seriousness and severity of the REAL DANGER of leaning on flesh! So, the WORD OF GOD taught me from Nehemiah to remind us all and including myself as I live and grow in HIM, working out my salvation daily that not even a prophet can be taken as TRUTH without FIRST ASKING GOD.
LEAN NOT ON THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE FLESH - WORD OF GOD, BACKBONE FOR LIFE. THANK YOU JESUS, THANK YOU FATHER - HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH PRAISE MY DADDY FOR ALL AND EVERYTHING FOR WITHOUT HIM WE ARE NOTHING. FOR IT IS WRITTEN THAT WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS, THERE IS LIBERTY. GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME THAN IN THE WORLD OUR GOD SAVES!