- Jim Corbett
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“As soon as you sell out to Me, people will not know what to do with you. Once you begin to flow in My anointing, the world and most of the church will not understand your actions. They may need and sometimes want what you have for a while, but often you will not be part of their inner circle. Because you will flow in unison with My will, you will not act according to the flesh. You will be trained to hear My voice and then move for My reasons alone. Therefore, you will no longer fit into the world, and you will be a challenge to the cold church. If your anointing is to provide finances to My people, your “overly benevolent” actions will look like foolishness to others who hoard their money for themselves.
"You, however, will flow freely with Me, building My kingdom by supplying My servants with the needed resources to do their work. Typical tithes and offerings will be exposed in your heart as elementary forms of giving when you move in concert with My heart into the realm of being honest stewards of My resources. If your anointing is to flow with Me as your only reason for breathing, you will not travel the “normal” ways of living. You will hear only My heartbeat and be moved only by My voice. Your actions will always be scrutinized and judged by those who choose to walk in the ways of the world, but claim to be following Me. You will not be any fun to be around when you are not needed. You will understand the loneliness that My Son felt, even in the midst of a crowd. Your only solace will be to be in My presence.
"When you - My servants with both of these gifts and with other gifts that complete My church - are with people, your lives will convict them of who they are not in Christ. They will need to either repent of their way of life, flee from you, or separate you from their world through mudslinging or deceit. They will do all that they can to remove the conviction that they feel simply by your presence. Understand that they are not rejecting you; they are rejecting Me. I am using you to give them an opportunity to change.”
I Cor. 4:9-13 NIV
9) For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like men condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.
10) We are fools for Christ, but you are so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are honored, we are dishonored!
11) To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless.
12) We work hard with our hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
13) when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become the scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.
We’ve all heard the story of the man of God who was on a train and people moved from his presence saying that he convicted them of their sin, even though he had not said a word. Have you, however, lived the story?
If you are following hard after God, (I’m not talking about foolish, ignorant behavior, and single doctrine causes that are supposedly done in the name of Christ,) you have felt the sting of rejection, separation, and judgment. You will be used and then set aside until you are needed again for the next gala fundraiser or healing meeting, depending on your gift of service. That is the same warfare in action.
You may not feel like the powerful person of God; but whether you know it or not, your anointing is at work. The world and the mainstream church will not know how to talk to you, and definitely will not know what to do with you. You won’t be wanted in most circles because you convict people of their actions and pet beliefs for what they really are - sin.
People will need to attempt to pigeonhole you in some area that makes sense to their blind religion. When they can’t do that, they will have to either allow the Holy Spirit to change them, or they will flee from you. Your mere presence will sometimes do more havoc in the spiritual realm than anything that you say or do. It is God at work, His Spirit colliding with their carnal spirits. In the unseen spiritual realm, it is intense, violent spiritual warfare being accomplished by the hand of God.
As soon as the feet of Jesus touched the Jordan River, the world felt the effect of His presence. Walking only with His Father, doing only His Father’s will, people were moved from their complacency by His words, actions, and His mere presence. We are called to be the same kind of influence in our world. If we seek only the face of God and His holiness, we will follow Him in true obedience. He will take care of the rest.
Wanting to go deeper, no matter what the cost,