I wonder how many have told the devil: “Get thee behind me!” when he has spoken out of the lips of others. Oh yes, we’ve taken authority when his words have come into our own minds, but I’m talking about using that authority at the time the devil is using someone else’s mouth. Do we even know when he’s speaking? I think most people would not have recognized Satan in Peter’s words when he said: “Far be it from you, Lord.”
I have been calling out to God to reveal how to know when to be silent and when to speak up, asking Him: “What do I do with the scripture that says: ‘Every tongue that rises up against us, you shall condemn?’” (Isaiah 54: 7) For most of my Christian walk, I believed I was supposed to be humble and say “nothing” when a tongue rose up against me. As I thought about the allegory not written yet, “Wishy-Washy”’s name and then her finger came into my spirit’s mind knowing it had been broken. So what does this broken finger represent, eh? I find it interesting that the only person I told about my having a writer’s block, was someone who had a dream recently in which two of her fingers had been crushed.
None of us can grasp or hold on to something without fingers, and if we’ve got a broken or a crushed finger, we’re definitely going to be hindered in accomplishing what has to get done. Jesus said: “If I cast out demons with the FINGER of God, then the kingdom has come upon you.” (Luke 11: 20) Pharaoh said: “This is the finger of God” concerning the miracles that He saw done through Moses. The ten commandments were written by the finger of God and the Lord used his finger to write on the ground in His response to the accusers of the woman who committed adultery.
I believe that a finger has more power in it than any of us have ever imagined…. Our entering the kingdom of God is dependent upon it! God’s finger was used in establishing the law (the ten commandments,) in exercising the powerful judgments by Moses and in showing mercy upon the woman who committed adultery when Jesus wrote on the ground, but here “Wishy-Washy”’s finger is not able to get a grasp on things, even the truth about finger pointing.
Two days ago, an unexpected vision came of someone I had not been thinking about: I saw myself pointing my finger and telling her: “You’re all wet!” Some of you may think that I’m not supposed to be pointing my finger at anyone, much less saying something like that, but isn’t this what Jesus did when the disciples couldn’t cast out a demon? He berated them saying: “Oh faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you?” (Luke 9: 41) He called a spade a spade when He rebuked the scribes and Pharisees saying: “Woe unto you hypocrites! You are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” Matthew 23:27) He called them blind guides, “serpents, and a generation of vipers!” (Matthew 23: 33)
Have YOU ever spoken such words? If you haven’t, get ready to, because we’re called to be JUST LIKE HIM. Ah, but we’ve been “Wishy-Washy” because we’ve been indoctrinated by the false teaching that we’re never supposed to hurt people’s feelings…. Our world has kicked the truth out with their doctrine of being “politically-correct,” and sad to say, many Christians have been silent when a roar against wickedness is what has been needed.
In my allegory that never got written, “Wishy-Washy” was married to “Righteous Indignation” and I couldn’t reconcile these two together in my mind. But the Lord showed me that being in union with Him is how “Wishy-Washy” and all of us shall be changed. Oh brethren, it’s time for us to get broken and crushed fingers healed, to finger criminals, and to kick every demon from hell out. Then we won’t be “Wishy-Washy” any more. We’ll be “Ministers of Righteous Judgment”….
even HIS finger!
So true… Many would not have recognised Satan’s words through Peter! That’s a very good point, sometimes what the enemy is speaking may not seem bad on the surface, but that’s why we need God’s discernment. God bless 😊
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Thank you so much for this comment Deano. It caused me to reflect a little deeper about Jesus’ rebuke to Satan. First, that the devil was trying to circumvent Jesus’ destiny (now, ours) and second, the following words: “You treasure the things of men!” Who among us would think Peter not wanting Jesus to suffer was “treasuring the things of men”? Today I read that Strong’s concordance #727 has one of its meanings of “arc” as “coffin.” Oh yes, we are always carrying in our bodies the death of the Lord Jesus.” 2 Cor. 4: 10. But hallelujah! It’s so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our body. Truly it takes some doing before we understand this and glory in our sufferings, eh? Bless you my brother. I know you’re a faithful soldier of the cross and pray that you will be one of the remnant who endures to the end and hears the Lord say: “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
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Amen Michele! I pray the same for you! Much love and God bless 😊
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