Praise the lord everybody!! God is great and greatly to be praised! I can't say enough about what God is doing right now in my life right now. Things that He had shown to me in a vision many tears ago are now being fulfilled. This is my season! and I'm glad about it! God has raised me up for such a time as this and what a time it is.
We live in a time where the leaders of the Church are trying to make their churches into a "cottage Industry," places of entertainment and family heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation. The Churches are filled with false prophets that want big ministries and big titles. They see real men of God serving God in spirit and in truth with signs and wonders following their ministry and they want the same for their own ministries but they are unwilling to do the things those men of God had to do to get that anointing.
I recalled this scripture as God was dealing with me about these things. In Acts chapter 8 verses 9-21 9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Like Simon these false prophets see themselves as great men of God because they have hypnotized there flocks with the power of their oratory gifts and show business acumen. They try and rub elbows with real men of God so that they can appear to be on the same level and also somehow obtain the "secrete" to their signs and wonders. Try as they might they soon find out that God's anointing can not be obtained through deception or with currency, It must be earned.
Fasting, devotion to prayer and trials and tribulations for the Gospel are the currency needed to receive God's anointing and it's healing and yoke destroying power. You can sound good, look good and even smell good but without the authority giving power of God you are just a "sounding brass,"an empty shell. Jesus called these men "white washed tombs"in Matthew 23:27(NIV) Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
The churches these men Pastor are full of the bones that come from a dead, dry church, killed by the false doctrine and twisted teachings and lifestyles brought forth by it's shepherd. These are the times we live in and God has raised up a remnant of Watchmen such as myself for such a time as this. We must all stand and be Watchmen in these last and evil days.
God Bless you all, Darrell Darden, Speaking Off The Wall