Ministering to the Lord 5 of 12: The Ministry of Hearing [John 8-11]

Ministering to the Lord 5 of 12: The Ministry of Hearing [John 8-11]

Ministering to the Lord 1 of 12 - The Ministry of Reconciliation [Romans Bible Study]
Ministering to the Lord 2 of 12 - The Ministry of Freedom [Isaiah 61:1]
Ministering to the Lord 3 of 12 - The Ministry of Love [1 John 3]
Ministering to the Lord 5 of 12 - The Ministry of Hearing [John Bible Study Ch. 8-11]
Ministering to the Lord 7 of 12 - The link will be provided at a later date!
Ministering to the Lord 8 of 12 - The Ministry of Justice [The Book of Isaiah]
Ministering to the Lord 9 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, June 21, 2020
Ministering to the Lord 10 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, June 28, 2020
Ministering to the Lord 11 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, July 5, 2020
Ministering to the Lord 12 of 12 - The link will be provided on Sunday, July 12, 2020
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The Ministry [Life] of Hearing:
"Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare." - Isaiah 55:2

On May 2, 2020 Jesus told me "I love you daughter. I am sending you to the nations for revival. Get ready! [I then had a closed vision of a target with brackets around the target]. I am training you to be able to hear and think as I do. There will be a shift in the way that you move in the Spirit." There was more but for now I will not tell you what else was said. When the bible uses the word hear [akouw] it means to understand and to obey [see the strong's concordance below] . Thus, in today's teaching when I use the word hear and or hearing, I am not referencing to be able to perceive sounds [hearing], but to understand and obey what we perceive through our sense of hearing.

Why the life of hearing?
When the bible uses the word hear [akouw] it means to understand and to obey [see the strong's concordance below] . Thus, in today's teaching when I use the word hear, I am not referencing to be able to perceive sounds [hearing], but to understand and obey what we perceive through our sense of hearing.
  • Isaiah 6:9-10 "And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’  “Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.”
  • Matthew 13:13-15 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, And their eyes they have closed, Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.’
  • John 5:30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
  • Hebrews 2:1 "Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away."
  • Romans 10:17 "So then faith comes by hearing[akoh = perceive sound], and hearing [akoh = perceive sound] by the word of God."
  • Luke 8:18 "Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.”
  • Mark 4:20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirty-fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”
  • Proverbs 8:6-11 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, And from the opening of my lips will come right things; For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; Nothing crooked or perverse is in them. They are all plain to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.
My Testimony of Deafness & Hearing:
God has a specific plan for everyone, and the pursuit to get his perfect plan for our lives, as well as walking in that plan, will be different. Even two people who God has ordained to be teachers, will have a different pursuit. The same with apostles, and any other minister. This is why I start some of my teachings off by saying, do not compare yourself with me. A lot of times believers want the fruit (miracles, wisdom, knowledge, gifts, etc), but they do not want the pursuit to grow the seeds given to all born-again believers by the Holy Spirit. I've had the most difficulties with five-fold leaders who are men, then I've had with women, to my surprise. Men tend to be more competitive in nature. We are not in competition. God uses who he wants to use, and perhaps if believers would be focused on his word, they would know him better [Philippians 3:7-9].

It's human nature to try and make everything a one size fit all. Companies do that in order to save money and time. However, God doesn't work that way, when it comes to plan, purpose, and pursuits of the lives of his ministers. Read the book of the prophets, and tell me if every prophet had the same pursuit? Read the book of the epistles, and tell me if each of the apostles had the same pursuit? If we teach a one size fit all when it comes to God's pursuit for the lives of ministers, a lot of believers will be confused and angry when they tried to do what you did, and it didn't work for them. For clarity, there's only one way to the father and only one way to receive eternal life and that is faith in and love for Jesus Christ. There is only one God, with 3 persons and it's God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. There is only one word that the gospel of Christ is founded upon and it's the word of God. There is only one path to righteousness. So when I am speaking about there not being a one size fit all, I am only referencing pursuits to God's plan for a believer's lifePursuit is defined as (of a person or way) continue or proceed along (a path or route).

I was born again on May 19, 2018, and I had a three month honeymoon period before Jesus was like, snap out of it girl, it's time to start your wilderness process [note: he did not use those words exactly]. I noticed that God held me accountable more sternly then my counterparts when it came to the word of God, and maturity. I now understand the reason for that was because he spoke to me often and gave me instructions [Luke 12:48]. For example, Jesus almost always told me to focus on the word, and that his will for my life is to love. The reason why I am a stern when it comes to focusing on the word, being contextually accurate when teaching the word of God, and choosing to love is because Jesus taught me to be that way. I want to give you a word of advice that the Holy Spirit led me to learn from Kenneth E. Hagin, and it is this: if you have any supernatural experiences, and it's not written in the word of God, it is not of God. I've had tons of supernatural experiences from seeing Jesus, to seeing angels, to seeing in the Spirit, to dreams, visions, etc, and every single experience that I've had is written in the word of God. A Christian's foundation should be the word of God, not our experiences [Matthew 7:24-27]. I've told Jesus Christ, God the Father, the Holy Spirit if you cannot confirm it with the written word, then I cannot believe the spoken word. Thus far, he has proved faithful to always confirm it, sometimes within 6 hours. The reason why God has taught me how to be contextually accurate is because his word tells us that teachers will be judged more strictly. I believe this judgement is for this age and the next [James 3:1-2]. This is applicable to:
  • Those who stand in the office of a teacher
  • Those who stand in any other office and they are called by God to teach (Teachers, prophets, and apostles are called to teach, as well as whatever requirement is required for their office. Apostles and prophets are called to preach and teach, in addition to whatever requirement is require for their office. Pastors are called to counsel, and if God does call them to preach or teach, or an evangelist to teach, it would be done under an Apostle)
  • Those who stand in any other office and they teach but are not called by God to teach (Do not believe for one second, that you will not have to give an account for bad doctrine)
I was demonized after I listened to a pastor's advice, to ask the Holy Spirit to take away our free will. At this point, I didn't know 95% of the stuff that I know now. I was newly born-again (maybe a month or two in), and I didn't know that pastors were counselors and not teachers or preachers. There is nothing wrong with being a spiritual counselor, I was a shepherd (counselor). Once again, I am not saying that pastors cannot teach or preach. If they do, they should be led by the Holy Spirit to do so, while under an Apostle.

When I was demonized, I was so worked up that God would allow this to happen to me, especially since I was newly born-again but after having that experienced, I've learned through God's accountability, and discipline how to be obedient to the word and not do what other ministers are doing just because they are doing it. I choose to be obedient to the word of God, and what it says to do, over what other people are doing. Another example is I used to pray for saints, the same way that I prayed for sinners, and again I was demonized. I asked the Holy Spirit, why does this keep happening to me? I kept thinking to myself I am living Holy, I don't get it. The Holy Spirit told me to read James 4:7, and it took about three months for me to finally understand what he meant by that. In order to resist the devil, we have to first submit to God, and when we submit to God (obey his written and spoken word), then and only then can we resist the devil, and when resist the devil (using God's spoken and written word), then he the devil will flee.

There were times on my journey with Christ that I did not hear the word [written, and spoken word] but instead, I heard my soul, and or the enemy, [both spiritually and naturally]. After being disappointed a couple of times by not seeing what I thought I heard, come to past, I looked to God for an answer! I was like God, I know that I heard you, I just know it! I had the audacity to ask him, how come what he told me didn't come to past, as if he is a liar [we know that he isn't]! For example:
  • School in fall semester
  • Marriage
  • Money
In addition, to have a relationship with God, and reading the word of God daily, there were four things that has helped me accurately hear God's word:
One of the most difficult things to do, is to get someone who is self-deceived to believe that they did not hear God, but instead they heard themselves (lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life) and that is the reason why they missed God (meaning his perfect will in a matter). I can say this, because it has happened to me. Self deception is dangerous!
Why John 8-11?
The Apostle John was one of three, and one of the twelve who followed Jesus while he was living on earth. As I mentioned in the teaching: 7 Tips To Help Us Communicate With God Better, God speaks to our heart and responds to our heart, and not our soul (emotions, feelings, and thoughts). The heart of a man (spirit) is what evoke real change. If the heart doesn't decide to change, then our actions will not change either. At times there are issues that we have that are soul issues, and hadn't yet reached the heart; God may very will tell us to change our mind about something because if we do not, it will become a heart issue."

Let's start!

The Death of Lazarus

11 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. It was that Mary who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” 12 Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” 13 However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.” 16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.”

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about [ad]two miles away. 19 And many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. 20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him, but Mary was sitting in the house. 21 Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

Jesus and Death, the Last Enemy

28 And when she had said these things, she went her way and secretly called Mary her sister, saying, “The Teacher has come and is calling for you.” 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly and came to Him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but [ae]was in the place where Martha met Him. 31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and comforting her, when they saw that Mary rose up quickly and went out, followed her, [af]saying, “She is going to the tomb to weep there.” 32 Then, when Mary came where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. 34 And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!”37 And some of them said, “Could not this Man, who opened the eyes of the blind, also have kept this man from dying?”

Lazarus Raised from the Dead

38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Then they took away the stone [ag]from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

The Plot to Kill Jesus

45 Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him. 46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees and told them the things Jesus did. 47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs. 48 If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.” 49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you consider that it is expedient for [ah]us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad. 53 Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death. 54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples. 55 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, “What do you think—that He will not come to the feast?” 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.
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