Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Prophet and Jezebel: Two Voices Fighting for Control

 "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh." ~ James 3:10-12

 

Many scriptures connect the heart and mouth posture. Matthew 15:18-19 says it is not what we eat that defiles a man, but what comes out of the heart. For out of our hearts proceed evil thoughts. Jeremiah 17:9-10 tells us that our heart will deceive us, for it is desperately wicked.

 

As children of God, we are commanded to live from the inside out and charged to pay attention to our inner conversation. The Holy Spirit who came to live in us at our moment of salvation is an inward witness of the reality of God's Kingdom. This life is the complete opposite of how we grew up, which is an outward sensitivity.

 

Prophets are God's MOUTH in the earth. 1 Kings 19 introduces Jezebel's appearance. Elijah, the prophet of God, was just used mightily to announce rain after a 3-year drought, went toe to toe with 450 prophets of Baal, and then outran the chariot down Mt. Carmel. However, after Ahab told his wife Jezebel about what was done, she sent word to him that made him leave town.

 

This spirit is an opposing voice to God's (1) voice, (2) plan, and (3) Kingdom. This spirit is NOT just in the church, but rules inside all seven mountains; FAMILY, GOVERNMENT, CHURCH, BUSINESS, etc. It carries the trait of manipulation, which is a subtle attack to the mental and emotional side to get what it wants. Manipulation is a witchcraft spirit and behind that door yields no good thing, and it leaves its fruit of destruction over these lands. Jezebel uses manipulation, for her goal is to attempt to sway someone's emotions to get them to act or feel a certain way.

 

It makes a person feel obligated, compelled, resentful, angry, and pressured to perform for the relationship's sake with no regard for others' feelings. Every person has dealt with manipulation; from childhood, school, the workplace, and your spouse. However, when you begin to come into your purpose, you find yourself struggling to move forward with God, not realizing another opposing voice is IN YOU.

 

There are two voices inwardly speaking against each other. One voice speaks from your spirit, and the other voice is speaking out of your soul. Your soul carries the memories of all your life's experiences; joy, pain, hurt, trauma, etc.

 

1 Corinthians 14:32 says, "And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets." This scripture tells us that the prophecy is under the speaker's control. However, if you are not delivered, you can have good intentions to speak what the Lord says, but if your emotions are not subdued, you will release out your emotions, which is Jezebel's plan to disrupt God's agenda.


FREEDOM is always waiting for you to SEIZE moments and EMBRACE the God encounters that He is always releasing. They are not always inside your church services, but at the CROSSROAD of CHOICE. What crossroad? The crossroad where you are faced with a decision to respond by what you KNOW God said, vs. how you FEEL from your emotions inside your soul.

 

When we allow Holy Spirit to influence our lives, His divine nature manifests inward and outwardly in man's expressions (Galatians 5:22-23). When God is raising His prophet for office, He will take you through a deep inner cleansing because He already knows what lye in you. God is after the voice that will speak contrary to His purpose, that we are unaware of at the start of our journey.

 

Steps to FREEDOM. 

  1. Recognize how she plays out in you and around you through other people, especially those familiar.
  2. Come out of alignment with Jezebel through the daily confessions of your mouth.
  3. Bind the spirit of Jezebel, rebuke and forbid her to operate in your life.
  4. Muzzle her mouth and yield yourself daily to Holy Spirit and His influence and guidance.
  5. Stay AWARE and ALERT because your freedom is on the side of your obedience.

 Read the article: "Don't Sleep on Jezebel" for a deeper understanding on how she operates inside the wounded soul. https://karen-presley.blogspot.com/2019/03/dont-sleep-on-jezebel.html


Blessings to you.

 

Apostle Karen Presley

Kingdom Ambassador

 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

TRUTH Inside the Prophetic Stance

 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;" Ephesians 6:13-14
 
The Kingdom of God has always suffered violence from the moment sin entered the earth thru one man's disobedience. From the days of Noah, Moses, Joshua, David, Jesus & Apostle Paul, to name a few, the truth and light of God's Kingdom always had to prevail against the kingdom of darkness. Ephesians 6 tells us that our fight isn't against people, but the 1/3 of the angels (demonic spirits) that fell with Lucifer. He hates God, and the only way he can fight God is to distort His creation and bait humanity to play out the devil's playbook. 


 
Ephesians also shows us that the power of our prophetic stance is laid out inside our battle armor. This armor is not just a garment to protect us, but also the backing of strength and power of our weapons. God is our Commander and Chief, and because nothing takes Him unaware, our first assignment is to have our ear, to His mouth. That alone will keep you ahead of the game/fight. Every fight is different, so you can never go into battle with the last mission or charge in your ear.
 
The first weapon/garment of choice is to "gird your loins with TRUTH." Isn't it ironic that the first garment is not our headgear, but our waist? The enemy dwells in the dark and is a master at lying to God's people. No man can fight, stand, or walk in the light of the Kingdom, without knowing the truth of what God said and is saying. Not only do we fight the good fight of faith, but also the truth. Without truth, then lies, distraction, deception, offense, and unforgiveness runs its course in our lives, and the rest of the armor becomes ineffective for battle. Your loins are also the center of your body, which God's truth keeps you erected and balanced. This alone is a strong weapon of defense and offense.
 
Once your loins are protected, then we put on the “breastplate of righteousness.” This armor is imperative to keeping your heart right. Matt. 15:18 says what comes out of our heart is what defiles a man. Many people are walking and doing ministry defiled.  We get discouraged and disappointed by the people we encounter because offended people offend others. This piece of armor protects your heart and keeps you open to your Commander and Chief to reveal residue that can build up on your journey.  We remain in right standing with God when we allow the Holy Spirit to do the inner work in our life.  This armor/garment is crucial so TRUTH can be released in love and in right standing.
 
The 3rd garment has to do with our ability to walk, fight, stand, and run. He tells us to "shod our feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace." 2 Tim. 4:2 refers to us being ready in season and out of season, and 2 Cor 5:19 says we are ministers of reconciliation. We have been called out of darkness to show forth his marvelous light. It didn't say we got saved just to go to church. The world is searching and trying to fill voids in their lives. They are turned off from the Bible toters, giving out scriptures they do not follow. We are to be the light of the world, salt of the earth, and God's expressions in our everyday lifestyles, making us a living epistle that will draw the people to Him.
 
Now we take the "Shield of faith" in our left hand that becomes a weapon of defense and offense against the fiery darts that life can throw our way. Faith is believing what God said, not what you see. What you see will always be contrary to what God is doing. Heb. 11:6 says it is IMPOSSIBLE for you to please God without faith. Why? Because we rob God of what He wants to do in the earth. Rms. 8 says that the flesh opposes the spirit. Your faith that is rooted in truth is a shield against the inner conversations and what life is presenting to you. What keeps this weapon/garment strong is when it’s undergirded with patience. Patience strengthens our faith inside of being developed, transformed, and equipped for what God is bringing us into. This garment/armor is what’s needed to fortify our TRUTH.
 
Now let's put on "the helmet of salvation." Your mind is like the steering wheel of a car, which controls the direction of where your car goes. Rms. 12:2 tells us to renew the mind so that the mind of Christ will begin to influence the decisions we make. Therefore, this garment is crucial to remaining in the truth of God's word, because the enemy comes to lure us into the darkness of our imaginations. 2 Cor. 10:5 tells us to cast down every thought that exalts itself against what God already said in His word and what the Holy Spirit revealed. Protecting your mind is crucial so when things happen in life, you do not play out the enemy's plays of offense, bitterness, and intimidation, etc.
 
And last but not least, let’s hold the "sword of the spirit," in our right hand, which is the word of God that is quick, alive, and powerful than any two-edged sword. Life and death are in the power of your tongue and God has given us the same authority as Jesus because we are joint-heirs. By your words, you empower either the Kingdom of God or the kingdom of darkness over your life. By your words of faith, you operate in the same authority as Jesus, and by your words of doubt, murmuring, and fear you give your authority over to the devil.
 
When faith (shield) is in one hand, the word (sword) in the other hand, and truth (belt) around our loins, this causes a balance in our prophetic stance and causes us to rise up as effective warriors in God’s Kingdom. Beloved, let us arise in the armor that Jesus paid the price for by His death, burial and resurrection, so the sons of God can arise fully clothed for battle. The Kingdom of LIGHT is still at war against the kingdom of darkness.
 
Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador
 
Apostle, Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries
Founder, Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center
CEO, Anointed Press Graphics, Inc.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Harvest of the Latter and Former Rains

The word of the Lord is filled with the principles and patterns of the Kingdom; and it speaks to God’s way of doing things. Jesus spoke in parables and revealed the mysteries of the operation and application of the Kingdom.


The decade of the mouth, breathe and 2 edge sword of God


God lives inside of His calendar system. Although the earth, generation, and our world system constantly changes and evolves, God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. We go by the Gregorian calendar, (January - December); but God moves by the Hebrew calendar (Passover - Yom Kippur (Atonement)). Out of the multiple feast days, God said 3 of them we were to honor (Exo.23). These feast days were set apart times that God set to honor and release a blessing upon those who came before Him. [Feast of Passover, Pentecost, Yom Kippur (Atonement)]

Genesis 8:22 reveals that as long as the earth remaineth there will be (1) seed, (2) time, and (3) harvest (seedtime & harvest) . Many times we have allowed what we saw to determine God’s hand moving in our lives, which brought us sometimes to frustration instead of gratitude.

Mark 4:26-29, reveals about the progression of our harvest; first the blade, then ear, then the full corn or shall I say harvest. It also says in vs. 20, that when the word falls on the good ground of our heart, it brings forth fruit; 30, 60, & 100 fold return. Many times we do not see the progression of our labor in the Kingdom, because we are more focus on the PRIZE, END RESULT, or the FINISH LINE.

Thriving in the Kingdom of God is about a JOURNEY with God. A journey of transformation, healing, development, and increase. When we learn to appreciate our journey with the Lord, and how He moves in our lives; we will begin to grow in new dimensions of fruitfulness and maturity.

Let me take a minute to talk about seed, time and harvest.

Seed is every form of obedience to the Lord; your money, time, talent, service, kindness, prayer, worship, and sacrifices, etc.

Harvest is the fruit, increase, open doors, answered prayers, gifting, and new dimensions of His presence and power, etc.

TIME is the space between our obedience and us seeing what the Lord promised. What you do here is critical to you seeing the fullness of what God promised.

As I stated earlier, the Lord moves inside of His calendar system that is predicated between His feast days. Scriptures talks about the latter and former rain. Rain is a key element that brings increase to God’s creation on earth. The Bible says God gives rain as a blessing upon Israel’s crop during the latter and former seasons. It is the same today; the rain that falls in the Spring and Fall causes our earth/crops to increase.

Although their are spiritual meanings of the latter and former rain of God; for the sake of this message I want to stick with rain that brings the increase. John 15 talks about God being the vinedresser who watches over His garden. Like any garden, we sow seeds and during the process of time the seed has to break open and begins to make its way through the soil to break forth out of the ground and continue to full maturity. Vinedressers or farmers tend to the ground to ensure no weeds choke their harvest.

During the process called “time,” it is our faith that is being tested. If we let patience have her perfect work in us, then we begin to allow maturity to take place in us. When God begins to release His rain upon our seed, where will He find you? Did you stop believing? Did you drive over to a place called frustration, complaining, anger or disappointment? Don’t allow the little foxes to spoil your whole vine and leavens to spoil the whole lump.

Learn to ENJOY the journey of progression, transformation and how God extends His grace to you daily. Discover what the fruit of His 30 and 60 folds or the blade and ear looks like in your life, knowing you are on your way to the full crop. Perform heart checks and examine yourself and see if their be anything in you that would cause your seed to not sprout at the times of the rain.

Remember, the scriptures says we are called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. It doesn’t glorify our Father if we are unfruitful; so the Lord is FOR you and not against you. His thoughts towards you are peace and not evil, to give you an expected end.

Be faithful INSIDE of your journey called time, so when the rain is released it can begin to bring forth 100 fold returns.

Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador

www.karenpresley.org

Apostle of Church of Zion Deliverance Ministries
CEO of Anointed Press Graphics, Inc.
Founder of Daughters of Zion Empowerment Center

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Living a “Life of Sacrifice” BUT not “Obedience” to the Lord Makes us a False Witness

When I became a pastor, I would see and hear God through all of His creation and systems in the world.  I asked Him, what is this about?  He said, “I have given you a Kingdom message, but how do you know how the Kingdom operates.”  He began to open my understanding in such a precedence way, concerning how His Kingdom operates.


There is only 1 God and it is His covenant that we preach, pray, and worship from.  Gravity is an invisible law, that if violated, no matter who you are or your status, it will bring a negative impact.  God’s Kingdom is an invisible Kingdom, not something you can observe, but it lives inside of every born-again spirit.   So like gravity, God’s Kingdom has principles and patterns, that if violated, bring about negative effects.


When things don’t go the way we intended, we become offended with God and man.  Prov. 18:19 says, “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city...”  When you live a life of sacrifice, you look at ALL the things you did for the church, God, your pastor, and even those you serve.  You look at what you stop doing, or what you started doing all in the “name of God.” You look at your works before God, and a sense of entitlement grows in your heart because YOU are doing XYZ.  This attitude also carries the mindset of God understands my heart - vs - having the God kind of heart, like David.


We also become a FALSE witness in the earth about who God is because God’s Kingdom is not the same as our church service.  People ONLY see God through our lives and Acts 1:8 says we are to be a testament of His power in the earth, like Jesus was when He walked the earth.  John 14:12 says, “...he that believe on me, the works that I do he do also; and greater works...”  Daniel 11:32 says, “... but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.”


A witness is defined as: a person who sees an event, evidence, & proof.  Jesus came preaching, the Kingdom of God is here, and He went around demonstrating the power of the Kingdom.  1 Cor. 4:20 says, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.”


The Kingdom of God is the governing authority and ruling power, that the sons of God operate from.  After your salvation experience, the word of God challenges us to GROW UP into our Sonship authority.   The earth responds to the sons of God in righteousness.  So with all this being said, we must become like Paul in 1 Corinthians 13 ...and put away the childish things, subdue or put our the flesh in check, and build our spirit man up so we can become God’s army and a testament of His power in the earth. 


I conclude with Joshua 1:2 says, “Moses my servant is dead; now, therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.”  In this context of the baton being passed from Moses to Joshua; Moses represents the OLD system, your last season, the religious routine, church how it used to be is DEAD; NOW arise and change your position and posture before the Lord.  Man shall not live by your works and the systems of the world, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.


BEFORE the pandemic, the spirit of religion robbed the church from its true power; but POST pandemic, the spirit of religion will kill you.  


The Lord loves us so much, that He is speaking repentance, because repentance is always the first place to go, for the Lord to shift our steps.


Karen M. Presley

Kingdom Ambassador


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Key, The Cylinder, and The Door in the Kingdom


The word of the Lord says that God’s thoughts and ways are higher than our thoughts and ways and how He will take the foolish things to confound the wise.  In the book of Acts, chapter 10 describes one of many accounts, where the wisdom of God superseded the wisdom of man.

In order for God to do anything on the earth, He needs a man to cooperate with His agenda.  We know in part and we prophecy in part and NO ONE person, knows or have all of what is in God’s mind.  The Bible is filled with the wonders, splendors and the many facets of His demonstrations.  If we could box God in and depict His next move, He would not be God and we would not need faith to please Him.

Acts 10 reveals God’s will to bring about salvation to the Gentiles because of one man’s reverence toward Him.  This account also reveals that God is not a witch and cannot ZAP His plans or snap His fingers to get things done; but how He carefully works through people to release His purpose.  God gave Cornelius instructions to search out a man name Peter.  Now what makes Peter so special -- is that he was one of the 12 disciples, the one who walked on water, the one who cut off the soldier ear at Jesus’ defense, the one who received revelation from the Father about who Jesus was, one of the 3 in Jesus’ inner court, the one who denied knowing Jesus, and the one who preached at Pentecost where 3,000 souls were saved.  However, no matter what Peter’s past resume was, God had to prepare him for his next assignment that would go against his logic.  While Peter was in a trance, God spoke three times, “Don’t call unclean, what I have called clean.”  That word prepared Peter to go with the men who appeared at his door.

Peter’s ability to keep following the leadership of the Spirit enabled God to carry out His full plan of salvation to the Gentiles.  Many times, we start off following God, but somewhere in route, we bring too much of our own logic, man-made prodigals, religious (old-wineskin) mentalities into God’s playing field, which hinders the purposes of the Kingdom. 

Peter, represents the cylinder as well as leaders and generals in the Kingdom; however, Cornelius represents the key, and the remnant that will not look like the present leaders and how people are doing it now.  When the key and the cylinder come together it unlocks the door in God’s Kingdom that releases what Heaven wants to release on the earth.  Here lies the problem.  If Peter would have gotten into his own thoughts when he approached Cornelius, it would have robbed God of what He was releasing in the earth.  The door would have never opened because God needs the key and the cylinder to come together the way He purposed it to unlock His greater purpose.

As it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit; keys have been uniquely cut for its cylinder; likewise, so is the person that God joins.  Many times, senior leaders are developing emerging  leaders after their own order, principles and what they want and not so much the order and principles of the Kingdom of God.  When we do that, we end up “un-cutting” the uniqueness in the key that the Father crafted; and the key the Father crafted was to unlock something significant that the Father is releasing.  One person will NEVER be the key, cylinder and the door.  Be careful that you are not fighting God concerning who He joined you with, because you want to dictate, control and manipulate the relationship that God joined.  When that happens, it robs God of the greater demonstration that He intended by the two coming together.  We all have a voice and we are all pieces of God’s puzzle, just like we are all apart of the tapestry of the Kingdom.

Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador

www.karenpresley.org


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Don't Sleep on Jezebel


In an Apostolic Prophetic house, we have dealt with the spirit of Jezebel on several occasions; however, last week I heard God say, “don’t sleep on Jezebel.” 

In many arenas, she is not challenged so she keeps leaving her fruit of destruction along her path. She lives in the un-surrendered areas of our lives and surfaces when she feels something isn’t going her way.  Jezebel is a spirit that is masked behind people’s helpful-friendly personalities, beauty, laughter, fame, stature, and quietness.  She feeds off of the wounded places in our soul (mind, emotions, & will); however, like the old fashion teapot, she is brewing and festering inside the waters of rebellion.

She is ruling in many places.  Her handiwork is all over the earth; however, we never take authority over her because we don’t know her; therefore, she has gone undetected.  Not only does she come to shut the mouth of the prophet, but anyone who has a voice for the truth she wants to silence.  She comes to shift environments, and dictate situations to bring about her outcome in the church and the secular world. 

Jezebel ultimately wants to sabotage God’s order, plan, and purpose; in marriages, families, relationships, policies, and His church.  Her path is filled with division and discord among people in families, churches/ministries, organizations, marriages, jobs, arts & entertainment, political realms, and our government.  She is deceptive and cunning.  She is the one controlling the neck to turn the head the way she desires it to go.  She adorns herself in manipulation and her control can be subtle and deceptive.


When God said, “Don’t sleep on Jezebel,” it is because anyone can be open to this spirit.  It doesn’t mean you set out this way, but anyone can be a candidate.  Why?  Because she lives inside of the un-surrendered areas in our lives.  That means you can be living large, doing ministry, in business, married, good parents, etc. – doing the will of God and then in that area, unbeknownst to you that is still wounded, is where the spirit of Jezebel has an open door to influence, dictate and rule.

This spirit uses the spirit of religion and rebellion to manipulate the church (God’s people, not the church house you attend) into worshipping the god of works, programs, and self-help systems; which causes God’s people to think they are OK.  Instead of worshipping God in spirit and truth, they worship the god of their own making, of good feelings, self-improvements with no power.  So not only does Jezebel influence people, but she controls spirits to accomplish her assignment.

The scriptures tell us not to be ignorant of the devil’s devices (strategies, plots, tricks, and plans).  The spirit of religion (not denominations) are spiritual blinders that cause our senses to be darkened to the truth of God and that keeps us ignorant to the real fight.  God is calling His church to (1) arise, (2) change your position, (3) seek inner healing, and (4) fight to stay in truth; so we can build His kingdom.  This is the time of harvest and none of this can be done unless the church begins to HEAL.

Read the article:  The Prophet & Jezebel:  https://karen-presley.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-prophet-and-jezebel-two-voices.html


Karen M. Presley
Kingdom Ambassador


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Mark of a Prophet


A mark is defined as a small area on a surface having a different color from its surroundings; a visible impression or stain; a line, figure or symbol made as an indication or record of something. 

A prophet will definitely be prophetic, but a prophetic person is not necessarily a prophet.  Prophecy is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit, found in 1 Corinthians 12, and it is found in Romans 12 as a gift that operates in the church.  Prophecy is when God wants to speak through you to His people to edify, comfort and exhort the church.  Anyone who is open to God can prophesy; however there are some people who operate in the gift of prophecy on a frequent basis; but that does not make you a prophet.

Prophets, found in Ephesians 4, is a part of the 5-fold ministry or ascension gift and they carry a mantle (authority) of that office.  The preparation and training of a prophet is greater, longer and will cost you everything.  This is not something you can put down because you are tired or you don’t feel like it anymore.  God is your trainer, not man.  Your pastor or the prophetic classes’ people offer can speak to the God in you; encouraging and strengthening you, but ONLY God Himself can train you as His prophet.  He is the one you are accountable to and who you will answer to.

Every prophet bears a different “mark.”  That mark identifies the uniqueness and grace of your assignment; what God called you to fulfill.  Unlike some people who may get their messages/sermons from the internet or textbook; God released prophets will always have to bear the message they deliver.  What that means is you must be the first partaker of the word God gives you.  You must walk that word out and His word will be tried in you and proven that it works.  In doing so, you bear the mark of that message that causes you to walk in the authority of that word while carrying the glory of it.

Psalms 12:16, “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”  Psalms 18:30, “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.”  Jeremiah 12:3, “But thou, O Lord, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee…”  Isaiah 28:16, “Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.”

Scripture tells us that God’s word and your heart must both be tried; meaning that word will be tested and has to be found true before it becomes a mark in you which allows you to carry the weight of authority in that arena.  When my business moved into a storefront I thought I arrived, but I quickly heard God say, “It’s a proving ground.”  That word means – an environment that serves to demonstrate whether something really works, a place where the military test equipment.  I’ve always known that God was preparing and equipping me for ministry, but from that day forward, I saw and began to experience God’s training at a new level and on a new platform.

A soldier that goes into war will bear the marks on his body from the battles he fought and won.  He may have 50 battle wounds and if you point to them, he will have a story that details where he was and how he got it.  That fact that he can talk about it, means he got the victory over his opponent.  2 Timothy 2 says, “…endure hardness like a good soldier of Jesus Christ…”  God’s will for your life is laid out in the Scriptures as well as the revelation and prophetic words we receive along our journey.  God’s way is HOW He brings you into the fulfillment of His promises and that is what we fight.  When you fight or relieve yourself of the pressure in the process, you never allow the word to be tried in your life; foregoing the mark that you must bear to carry the weight of His glory on your life.  You must pay the price for the anointing and when you do that, the authority and weight of God will rest on you.  Man releases people every day into these 5-fold offices that God never released; therefore they carry the title of the office, but not the weight and authority of the office.

I encourage you with this word from the Lord, to stop seeing the pressure in your life as the devil or the other person which causes you to back up, shut down or disconnect.  The PROPHET, like any other ministry gift is formed and tried in the fire.  Everything that begins to come up out of your soul when the heat is on, is what God is after.  It cannot stay and must be surrendered to God.  When you (1) stay in the fire, (2) stay consistent with what God originally gave you before the fire came, (3) bow in His presence and (4) fight in prayer; that is how you will begin to gain victory over the OLD self and come into a vessel that will be fit for the Master’s use.  Proverbs tells us that “…the hand of the diligent rules.” So when you are careful and thorough about the work God put in your hands, no matter what season you find yourself in along this journey; He will cause you to rule in dimensions that no man can put you.  Let me say it another way; “… when you are faithful over the little, He will make you ruler over much.”

Love you much and remember, don’t RUN from the thing God was using to FASHION you as His KINGDOM VESSEL. (Click HERE to read "The Price of Being a Prophet")

Karen M. Presley
God’s Kingdom Ambassador