Over the past week I have been hearing the Lord say to read the book of Amos. As I read, what became outstanding to me was that things had reached a state where God decided it was time to do something—He would no longer turn aside.
The situation was grave and called for significant measures, where it became necessary to bring out heaven's ultimate weapon against corruption—the only solution to the problem. God said to Amos, "I am sending the plumb line!"
"And the Lord said to me, 'Amos, what do you see?' And I said, 'A plumb line.' Then the Lord said: 'Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel; I will not pass by them anymore'" (Amos 7:8).
The plumb line is the stature and measure of Christ, the King! It is a revelation and manifestation of the true authentic Christ in fullness of stature and glory; where in beholding Him, all fall prostrate and declare, "Woe is me; I am a man of unclean lips." The plumb line will expose and bring all mixture within the house of God into the light to reveal what is of Christ and what is not.
Nothing and no one is pure and perfect other than Jesus Christ! Nonetheless, the repentant are safely hidden within Him. It will become increasingly important to be secured in Him—to recognize and become aligned with the authentic Christ and not another. Jesus warned that there would be many counterfeits manifesting and giving false testimony as the days draw closer to His return. It is in knowing Jesus intimately in His fivefold high priestly role, and in all the attributes and virtues resident within Him, that we are able to discern the counterfeit and not acknowledge another.
Our God is a jealous God who dislikes mixture. At present there is a mix of good and evil in every sphere of humanity—becoming more clearly defined with each day. We see a mixture of the lie with the truth, a mixture in the motivations of heart and a mixture of all kinds of spirits functioning. God is clearly drawing a distinguishing line between light and darkness, thereby eliminating the fence sitters and confronting the lukewarm in His church.
In the parable of the wheat and tares, God said, "Let them grow together until the time of harvest (Matt. 13:30). Well, it's harvest time and the plumb line will be moving to separate the wheat from the tares. In a previous word that I wrote regarding 2021, the Lord showed me that good and evil would be coming to a head beginning in 2021.
In these times, it has become extremely important to discern the veiled deception within every discourse, as everything now spoken through all forms of media—written, audio or video—is now mixed with politics, innuendo and lies, releasing deliberate, intentional duplicity. What was thought to be conspiracy in the past is now proving to be factual; however, to confuse, it is being presented cloaked in lies and propaganda.
A common tactic of the enemy—his chief strategy used in the garden is to conceal truth within error and ambiguity, to discredit the truth. He does this brilliantly on both sides of the equation as a masterful propagandist. He creates mixture so truth is masked and indiscernible.
People see or hear the error and either throw out the treasure with the defiling influences or embrace the truth along with error. God is the two-edged sword discerning the thoughts and motivations of man and is the revealer of truth. Only the Spirit of God by the Word has the power to divide between flesh and spirit and truth and lie. How important then is it for us to become one with Christ in His heart and mind.
"For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Heb. 4:12, AMP).
It has become critical in these times to have a mind that is renewed, formed in union with the mind of Christ. The mind is the new wineskin now being fashioned to perceive the thoughts and intentions of God for this volatile season. There is much flesh and too little Spirit and Word presenting right now. A smorgasbord of opinions has infiltrated the church based on secular ideas and philosophy and not on the supernatural Word, will and nature of God. Paul admonishes us in Romans 12:2 (TPT) to have a renewed mind:
"Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God's will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes."
The prayer of power is the one Jesus taught us to pray—"Your kingdom come; Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10, MEV). Every Kingdom has a king! We have one King, one Lord and one Master, and every knee must bow to Him. What does it matter what we have to say and about our many opinions! All that matters is what the King's opinion is and what He has to say!
The only thing that produces for eternity is what is done through Him in His Name. The Lord is not asking us to rule for Him, to govern for Him, to pastor for Him or to evangelize for Him. He is not calling us to work for Him! He has called and chosen us that he might rule through us, govern through us, pastor through us, evangelize through us and administrate His house through us.
Some focus all their energy on building their own houses and empires when God is saying, build My house! His house is a corporate body of many parts and without Him as the center in the mix, we can do nothing and accomplish nothing of eternal value. The new move of God coming. Christ is moving through a newly formed and submitted wineskin, where the King rises, moves in, takes over, cleans up the messes we have made and cleanses the defiling secular and even demonic influences we have allowed in His house. ... continue reading
Faith Marie Baczko is the founder and president of Headstone International Ministries and Headstone Academy Online Schools. Faith is a prophetic teacher, bringing significant revelation and fresh prophetic insight to mobilize, equip and strengthen the body of Christ for this momentous hour of history. By supporting our work, you help this ministry to keep bringing you these timely messages. Visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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