I'm Removing the Scales From Your Eyes

January 3, 2009
The Spirit of God says, “I’m Removing The Scales From Your Eyes”

“There haven’t been enough of My people I’ve prompted by My Spirit properly released into ministry. Yes, it’s true they’ve been edified by hearing and studying My word, but they also sincerely crave encouragement and nurturing. I’ve placed those desires in My people, and My desires are now crying out from within My people. Even silently some are crying out and many have thought it all was in vain. It hasn’t been in vain! I still hear their internal, silent cries. I’ve heard the cries of My people, just as they cried out to Me in the desert. Go ahead, cry unto Me, for it shall be for My Glory that I will move on your behalf. My Sovereign appearances aren’t only temporary. They’re My eternal promises being fulfilled,” says the Spirit of God.

As ambassadors for Christ, may we in our various trials, continue to learn to forcefully advance through the similar experiences Israel learned from in the desert. Many times we tend to faint in well doing because of repetitive disobedience in our hearts. Even in this very hour, may we begin to cry out more to our God of Heaven to guide and help us to walk more obedient to His ways.

Exodus 3:9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

The Spirit of God says, “There are far too many of My precious people sitting in pews, thinking and waiting for men and women of God to approve them. That’s only half the story, I the God of truth say My people in Christ are already approved by what I did through My Son on the cross. My Son Jesus is The Man of Approval, and the ONLY Man you’re all approved by, through His blood-work.”

We’ve also had for too years many people leaving churches because there really haven’t been enough calls into the ministry from within the body to the corporate body of Christ. There needs to be more ministry calls, honoring, recognizing and identifying the gifts and callings that God has so freely given in His church. Unfortunately, sometimes when God’s people do choose to leave fellowships, they leave offended; and when they do, they take a spirit of offense along with them. Many have thought God has called them into full-time ministry, and He has and wants more of His people in full-time ministry. However, a condition of destabilization from within the corporate body can arise when God’s people do leave church fellowships prematurely. Many become dangerously vulnerable because of going off unprepared for the battle at hand.

"Wait for your appointing," says the Spirit of God.

Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.

It’s awesome to be released into various mission fields, but may we forcefully advance with Godly attitudes that say, “What can we do to help the lost?” or even, “We’d like to be a blessing to our city, state and to the nations. How do we proceed?” God’s true desire is to send out His people from within His church. May we all begin this day to learn the vital importance of staying connected in loving relationships to the leaders who have loved us enough to direct, teach, and even correct us in the ways of Jesus.

The Spirit of God says, “Time is short, train my people up quickly and send them out by and in the Power of My Spirit.”

Whatever our calling from God into ministry unto Him may be, - large or small - it’s vitally important to pursue that call with everything that is within us. I’m reminded of the manner in which we’re to love God, with all of our soul, body and strength, as well as the obedience that we’re to walk in as we complete all of the mandates He’s called us to perform in the earth. May we all follow through in our Calls unto God with His gifts that He’s so graciously bestowed upon us in Christ.

Acts 19: 8, 10 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

"There needs to be restoration of unbroken fellowship," says the Spirit of God.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Have we ever wondered what it is when we walk into some fellowships and we discern all eyes and ears are upon us? Could it be a spirit of judgment, haughtiness or even worse, elitism? In these times we may need to ask ourselves a question or two. Is this just me? Am I reaping what I’ve sown? There just might be some truth to that. All I know is the joy of the Lord needs to definitely come back into the forefront of today’s modern church. The joy of God that says, “I love you no matter what you’ve done.”

Galatians 5:22, 23 But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control. Against such things there is not a law.

If we were all totally honest with one another, we’d own up to the fact that we don’t love all people, especially the people in today’s church. I’m completely aware of the fact that most people don’t like each other within the church today. I’m saddened by it, but what can we do as believers in Christ except to say an occasional prayer for and with one another?

We might want to ask ourselves these questions: A I really outwardly expressing the love of Christ to the future forerunners that are coming up into public ministry? Are I showing God’s love to the extremely radical ones enough to go to them and say something in a spirit of meekness when we may think they seem to be missing the mark? May we all begin to love people as Jesus loves us, unconditionally.

“Draw them by My love,” says the Spirit of God.

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.

The Spirit of God says, "I’m removing the scales from your eyes."

Saul, the persecutor, who became known as Paul, the Apostle, had a life altering experience during his Damascus road encounter with God. Let us all not have a need to be knocked off of our horses of stubbornness to recognize that God is attempting to inform us of our bad behavioral patterns. Personally, in the Spirit, I would much rather prefer a ride on a fiery chariot with the Lord Jesus. Just as Saul had scales upon his eyes from his Damascus adventure, God is now exposing our spiritual blindness to all of us.

The Spirit of God says, “A new clarity is coming to My people, I’m removing their scales that have blurred My realities from many of My people’s eye sight. Let Me take the blinders off.”

Acts 9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

“I’m changing the way My people are going to be viewing one another, now and in the future. It’s a supernatural exposing of the vision of My heart for My people coming into their sight. When they see the way I see, they won’t think the way they’ve been thinking. Much of what My people have thought is not what I’m about. They’ve lost their first love for Me and many aren’t even aware of it. They’ve grown cold and accustomed to Me not appearing, even in the manner and patterns they’re familiar with. I’ve yet to appear in the midst of My precious people the way I truly desire to. My people desire for Me to show up the way they’re comfortable and familiar with, My ways are not your ways,” says God.

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

Tom Panich
Prophetic Evangelist

Visit Northwest Prophetic for a complete archive of regional prophetic words, or to submit a word. Submissions welcome, particularly from or about the Northwest.