Some of what I will share today is similar to what I shared with our Ultimate Impact Group for this week’s Life Lesson. But I feel it is so urgent for this moment that I want to share this with anyone seeking to make this journey.
There’s seldom a week that passes without a new prophetic video or a dream concerning current events. I receive many questions about the validity of these prophecies and dreams. However, I realize that when we ask the wrong questions, we get the wrong answers. Sometimes the wrong answer could be theologically correct, but it is not beneficial for victorious living.
I don’t care if I hear a prophecy, a sermon, or am simply reading a passage from the Bible; my main question is this, “How can I apply this to my life?” Truth that is not applied is useless and sometimes discouraging.
Prophecies are seldom used to give us the exact step we should take. Prophecies and prophetic dreams are usually designed to do two things. They are warnings about how we should prepare. If we receive and believe prophecies about food shortages, It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize, “I need to make some preparations.”
The second phase of application occurs when we rely on God to lead us into the specifics of how to prepare. In fact, no matter what God shows you, at some point, it gets down to our ability to hear the voice of God, recognize His voice, and trust Him enough to follow.
Very often, when the Bible talks about drunkenness, it is speaking about both physical and emotional intoxication. Intoxication makes it easy for us to be deceived. It dulls our perception and makes it nearly impossible to defend ourselves. Luke 21:34-36 says this, “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Emotional drunkenness is often no more than being distracted, keeping our attention on fulfilling the needs of the ego and the flesh. When we become obsessed with our desires and needs, we’re like drunk drivers who could unintentionally kill themselves and other innocent people. The drunk sees nothing as it really is; they have no awareness of their role in the chaos in their lives.
The most important thing we can do is stay sober indeed, avoid compromise, and keep our attention on walking with God. Obsession, or what the Bible calls being vexed, gets us so emotionally overwhelmed about our own personal desires that we are unable to hear, perceive, or recognize what God is saying.
The most important thing we can do right now to prepare for tomorrow is to keep all our attention fully focused on Jesus. I assure you that every week in our CyberChurch ministry, I am teaching messages that will fully equip you for all that is occurring in the world today!
P.S. Due to the possibility of mandates, we will be unable to have a local Heart Physics Weekend. However, we are considering and exploring options for a virtual alternative at some point in the future. Please stay tuned.