GOD’S BEAUTIFUL NETWORK
Praise the Lord Family and Friends!
Prophetess Arleen here to encourage your heart as well as remind you of some simple truths today.
I love to see and hear how everyone is connecting and being blessed by the beautiful fellowship within the Kingdom of God. Not only on this network but all of the social networks who has made Christ the Head and the Holy Ghost the Administrator ...all make up "God’s Beautiful Network".
Many of us have heard the phrase or may have said..."It's Not About Us..It's About Jesus". Well, ministry in the church, in the community, or on the world wide web....is still ministry nonetheless. And as creators and administrators of a network , we especially,will give an account for our service or disservice to God's people as well as give an account to whether or not this is all REALLY about Jesus or about our need to impress one another. No different than some of the behavior that occurs in a lot of our congregations, a spirit of competitiveness instead of oneness and unity. A spirit of " Look at my ministry instead of Look at OUR Lord Jesus Christ! The spirit of the Lord is grieved by this and yet He is merciful. His Love covers a multitude of error.
All of our gifting and callings are His Treasure in our earthen vessels...and there is plenty of room for every ministry to be vital and relevant within the Kingdom of God and in the earth. There may be a church on every corner or a network in every email but let us not be tossed to and fro by different winds of doctrine....let every man, every woman, every religion, every network be a lie and Let God ( and His Word that will never pass away) be TRUE! And may His Truth be the standard for all righteousness.
As for us , who are Kingdom- Minded , we will worship the Lord Jesus Christ and spread, love, unity and His great Gospel to every one we meet ...on every street, in every church and on every online network!!!
“ Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; But all these work that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” I Corinthians 12: 4-12
Jesus Christ is the Head and all of us make up His body where His Redeeming Blood flows with every beat of His Heart, causing His Love and His Truth to be in every part of His Body.
Ephesians 4 : 1-8 1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
And those gifts lie within you and every person He has created. And once we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we have a clearer vision to discover those gifts and to surrender them back to Our Father that He may use those gifts in the way He sees fit. We are one in the Spirit , we are one in the Lord , we are The Body of Christ. God’s Beautiful Network.
No pastor or leader of a congregation should be as Lord over God’s people. Just as no creator or administrator of a network should assume authority over it’s members. ( See I Peter 5 :2-5 ) We are all free to go and come and minister as God’s Spirit leads us to . There should not be any competition or jealousy concerning who is a part of what network or any of that kind of immature thinking within the body. That is like saying the blood can only flow through these particular veins and not the other ones. If we do that , the body will remain weak and sickly and without exposure to The Light and Breath of God it will ultimately die.
For the body does not consist of one limb or organ but of many.
If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body?
If the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?
But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each particular one of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation.
But if the whole were all a single organ, where would the body be?
And now there are certainly many limbs and organs, but a single body.
And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
But instead, there is absolute necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.
And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are the very parts which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),
Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance],
So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation within the body but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another.
And if one member suffers, all the parts share the suffering; if one member is honored, all the members share in the enjoyment of it.
Now you [collectively] are Christ's body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function]. I Corinthians 12: 14-27
It’s God’s Beautiful Network!
“It’s not about us, but it’s about Jesus!
It’s not about money , it’s not about fame, it’s not about title, you don’t even have to know my name! “
For many years I never referred to myself as minister or prophetess anything. I detested the pride I saw in some within the church just because they had a title in front of their name. I saw many who would get very angry if you did not address them as Evangelist Broccoli or Prophetess Asparagus. I also witnessed those who would emphasize their titles whenever they introduced themselves as though that made them a “deeper” more spiritual person. The only reason I use one now (whenever I don’t forget) is because of an encounter between me and the Lord where He wanted me to walk in my calling and gift and it was more about letting me and the devil know my identity in Christ than trying to prove something to others. I know most of you know exactly what I mean. I was too humble and modest to where it was of fear and not faith. Now that God has delivered me and I walk in His anointing and authority , not my own…I have holy boldness in Christ Jesus. So when you see “Prophetess Arleen” it isn’t a message to you, it is a message to what once had me bound.
But titles and positions before man does not mean anything if you are not titled and positioned by God. All of this ,the bible declares, will all pass away one day, but Love will abide forever. That is the greatest gift to desire and to possess. The enemy can counterfeit everything else but Love .
“But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces the higher gifts and the choicest graces. And yet I will show you a still more excellent way one that is better by far and the highest of them all--love.” I Corinthians 12 :31
I know I’ve said a lot here, I appreciate all of those who are still reading at this point. I just want to remind every believer of the purpose and opportunity we have before us via the internet. We can assemble together, pray for one another , encourage and uplift one another and meet wonderful and cool people that helps make our day go a little easier or our joy a little brighter. But just as the church is where we go to share in worship and in fellowship…we get filled in order to pour out to those who need to be filled. So it is also on the internet , we can encourage one another and pray for the needs of others (for real), or sit around trying to impress one another who already know the way, in the midst of all the emails and invitations and come join us here and check out this, etc., don’t forget to reach out for those who need to be loved the most. And please don’t forget to keep this God’s Beautiful Network !!!
LET US FLOW AS RIVERS OF LIVING WATERS THROUGHOUT …AND THEY’LL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS …. NOT BY OUR TITLES OR IMPRESSIVE SPEECH ….BUT BY OUR LOVE !
I have a desire and a responsibility to help equip the servants of God, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, until we all come into fullness of Christ, (and boy do I have a ways to go ), until we all come into the understanding of God’s Beautiful Network !
“ Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God;
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles (and unbelievers ); which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect ( mature) in Christ Jesus:
Whereunto I , (Prophetess Arleen) also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily”. Colossians 1: 25-29
In His Love,