The Mind of Christ Will Be the Mark!
Jo Ellen Stevens
May 29, 2017
The Darkness is getting Darker but the Light is getting Brighter!
A Vision of the Ark Door
I don’t get a lot of words like this, but God has been dealing with me the past few weeks about speaking to you about something that I have been seeing in the Spirit.
Many will ignore this, because they will think that it is a judgmental word, but the Lord wants you to know and is requiring me to speak, that it is not. It may go against the grain of what some are saying right now, but it is not because there are two things happening right now, that are simultaneous.
The darkness is getting darker and the Light is getting brighter! We all see through a glass darkly and some that are speaking warnings are not wrong and those that are speaking encouragement are not either! Everyone has a part of painting this end time picture. A DIVISION LIKE NO OTHER IS BEGINNING TO TAKE PLACE and I have been having a continuous vision on a daily basis and the vision is of the door of an ark like that of Noah’s slamming shut!
“And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,” Matthew 24:37-38.
You see they were all doing it their way in Noah’s day!
You only exhibit truth in your life to the extent that your mind has been renewed
Now, I don’t mean that God is shutting people out of heaven. I see this door slamming and the Lord is speaking that there is a division coming for the people of God!
Not the sheep and goats, but in the church! God is asking many to make choices right now that will set them apart, so that the truth of His word will be revealed through their lives. You will only exhibit the truth in your life, to the extent that your mind has been renewed and you are walking in His word.
God is separating those who have the mind of Christ and those who are only Christian by name, those who truly have been freed of the world’s mindset and those who have a form of religion, but deny the power thereof. God is looking for the remnant right now. He is looking for those that are consumed with the Zeal of God, and cannot but prophesy!
Why Are Some Accepting the Ways of the World?
There are many in the church of Jesus Christ who have accepted the ways and ideas that the world is setting forth, even the highest court in the land has done this now. We are accepting the ways of the world, because they line up with our social class, or our race, or what we have been taught in our higher educational institutions.
We have reached to a place where we will even accept the murder of the innocent, because we want to not only be politically correct, but we want to ease our own consciences.
We want convenience in our lives, instead of responsibility, so we pick our politicians according to our way of thinking. We are even willing to accept that they are liars just to further our own causes.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears,” 2 Timothy 4:3.
These mindsets have become strongholds set up in our minds, that demonic powers can operate in and out of. But it does not matter what politician has condoned this way of thinking, or what court has said it is okay, if it is against the Word and ways of the Lord, it is against God’s Kingdom and His plans.
He is in the process of calling people to repent of their ways, and those who have renewed their minds to His word and His way, to the point where He can trust them to be His mouthpiece in the earth, and be the Gates in Psalms 24, that He is speaking of, so that the King of Glory and His Angels may come in!
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. He is giving us as the Church a window to repent and do things His way. He is expecting us to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God or word of God,” Isaiah 55:7-8.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete,” 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (AMP).
You see, these mindsets must be destroyed, as we cast them down and replace them with His mind, as we wash ourselves, in the water of the Word.
He’s Looking for a Few Good Men and Women
He needs Kingdom minded people right now, and I believe that He is saying to me, as He continues to show me this door of opportunity closing, that there will be many whole denominations who will compromise His word, thinking that they are doing God a service, when indeed, He is about to shut them out of His Kingdom business, because of the timing that we are living in.
He has shown me in past words that I have brought to you, that this division does not mean that they will go to hell, but that He is marking those who will go into the land and utterly destroy all things that are not of the King and His Kingdom, and setup Kingdom reality, everywhere that they go!
You see, the Lord destroyed the earth with a flood, but first he gave them an example of an obedient man named Noah, and because of His obedience, it condemned those whose thoughts were evil continually, and WHO WALKED IN THEIR OWN WAYS.
“The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually. And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart,” Genesis 6:5-6.
“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith,” Hebrews 11:7 (NIV).
You see, by walking in faith and obedience regardless of the political climate of the day, and while being mocked by all who saw him in his obedience, those that had taken the other side of this, were one day shut out of the ark, and only he and his family were saved! God is calling such men and women out of their closets!
God is calling you out, oh men and women of God! He is calling you to come up higher and put on the mind of the Lord and not the mind of the world.
And yes, you must know Him.. You must know how He thinks and have His wisdom if you are going to be those that are to become places for those who are perishing to run to! It is time to cast down your own thinking and walk in His ways instead of yours! Then and only then will those that are lost see the Glory upon you!
“After the Lord has washed away the [moral] filth of the daughters of Zion [pride, vanity, haughtiness] and has purged the bloodstains of Jerusalem from the midst of it by the spirit and blast of judgment and by the spirit and blast of burning and sifting. And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection). And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain,” Isaiah 4:4-6.
Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens is a prophetic speaker, author, worship leader, and intercessor from Connersville, Indiana. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years, pastoring, teaching, and leading prophetic worship. She operates in a prophetic anointing with words of knowledge and words of wisdom. She believes that every Believer should be hearing the Lord's voice and resounding His heart out of their intimate relationship with Him. She also believes God called her many years ago to encourage the Body of Christ to arise and shine with the glory of the Lord for such a time as this, no matter what their age, background, or social status! She believes that God has given us each a platform to use the gifts and talents that He has given us to bring those who do not know the Lord out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God, and that social media will play a great part in covering the earth with His glory!
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