TUESDAY, APRIL 2
Scripture: Ezekiel 13:19
Verse 19 is another critical verse that yields understanding concerning the condition of the church to discern. Verse 19 says, “And will you profane Me among My people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, killing people who should not die, and keeping people alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies?” True prophets shorten the lives of the wicked and extend the lives of the righteous. False prophets extend the lives of the wicked and shorten the lives of the righteous. We should then ask, how do they do it? They do it by teaching what becomes a hindrance to discerning what the Spirit is doing. True prophets teach what aids the discerning of what God is doing and consequently, the preparation yields fruit in it’s season. Mixed-seed ministries cloud discernment by teaching a compromised message. They end up killing people who should not die because they destroy the discernment and readiness of believers to meet God in a state of preparedness, and work with Him when He comes. Is it happening in the church today? It happens every Sunday, one way or another. Our discernment is either increased or it is decreased, based on the condition of the men and women who stand in the pulpit. Is our discernment growing or diminishing?