STRAW NESTS OF PARITY*
AND STRONGHOLDS OF TRADITION TO BE BLOWN AWAY
* Webster’s Definition of “Parity”:
(1) Condition of being equal or equivalent
(2) Like state or degree
(3) Equality, close correspondence
The Spirit of the Lord says, My wind is beginning to blow upon the body of Christ. These are the winds of judgment that will blow the “straw nests of men’s parity” away. As the wind of my Spirit increases even the strongholds of men’s tradition and doctrine will collapse. I will build a new house with walls of truth and I will place my chosen leadership to be servants as stewards over my household. The ideas of equality that men have embraced are not the same as Mine.
Position or offices in God’s kingdom are given for the purpose of order and service. Those who have assumed positions that I have not called them to occupy will be removed. Also those that have been appointed by men will also be dealt with and removed or relocated. My faithful servants who have continued to follow me will remain.
I am setting up my kingdom with my wisdom and order. I look on men’s hearts which are hidden from the world
and I set one man up and take another down even as Saul was removed and David enthroned in the Old Testament.
The “straw nests of parity” are man-made. The equality man seeks is sought by demanding their own rights; however, those who seek their own ways will be as straw nests in the wind. The wind of my Holy Spirit will blow away all of men’s self-centeredness and what they considered to be equality. What is equality? Am I not the God of true equality?
Ezekiel 18: 25-31, “Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, O house of Israel; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die. Yet saith the house of Israel, The way of the Lord is not equal. O house of Israel, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal? Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?”
In my scheme of authority and order, I place men whom I have called and trained to positions of leadership for the good of all my people. I am going to do a new thing as I authorize my five-fold ministry servants to begin leading in a new direction. I will simultaneously direct My body to follow their guidance and leadership. Rebellion will not remain in my house. I’m sending the fire of the Holy Spirit to first uncover and expose the carnal and rebellious ones, then I’m going to give my true servants a new anointing of love and wisdom to deal with this problem in my people. I am no respecter of persons. All who have rebellion will be dealt with. Pray that you might be delivered from this evil as well as the pride that promotes it.
I am a respecter of one thing – that is my Word. Although I love everyone equally and my offer of salvation is to “whosoever will may come,” my favor rests on those who do my will. If a man keeps My words, he will find favor with me, if he rejects or breaks my Word he will suffer for his own sin unless he comes to Me for forgiveness and cleansing.
Some are suffering because they are ignorant of My word, because My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Others are rejecting My Word because they desire their own way over my way. What a man sows he shall reap (Galatians 6:7).
There is an evil in the church that has come from the influence of the world; that evil is man’s cry for his own rights. Unless men yield to the rights that I have established for them, they are destroyed seeking their own way. Proverbs 16: 25 says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” You are seeing much death and destruction because men are demanding their own way.
The strongholds of tradition must also be broken over my people if my work is to progress. Matthew 15: 6-9,”…. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Your doctrines and traditions must be submitted unto Me for cleansing. All traditions are not wrong, but some man-made ones are. My church must be willing to change. They must yield to the changes I desire of them. They are entrenched in the depths of preconceived ideas of what they believe to be My ways. The methodology and things I did and allowed yesterday will not suffice for the day you now live in. Many of My people have become very rebellious in this day and their rebellion is producing a curse upon them.
When the Israelites spoke in rebellion against Moses, it caused the curse of fiery serpents to bite the people. I instructed Moses to make a fiery serpent of brass and set it on a pole. I commanded everyone who had been bitten to look upon it so they would live. (Numbers 21:7-9) Later, however; this very method I used for deliverance became an idol to the people. Before long, they began to look to it, instead of Me, as their source of deliverance. They burned incense to it and called it Nehustan. (2 Kings 18:4)
Today My people are doing the same thing with the methods I used in the past to bring deliverance to them. I now am instructing my leadership to tear down “Nehustan” as it has replaced Me as the source of blessing. I am calling my people to a new and living way.
I now call my people to search the “straw nests of parity” (men’s ideas of equality). They will be scattered, along with the strongholds of men’s traditions. My Holy Spirit is searching out and uncovering the hindrances to My work. The Wind of God is blowing away that which is not built on My Word (Hebrews 12:26-29).
Prophetic Word given to Betty Miller in March of 1993
What Is Prophecy?
By Betty Miller
As some may not be familiar with prophecy in the church, we want to share this short explanation of Biblical prophecy before we share an actual prophecy from God.
First, what is godly prophecy? It can be summed up as words that are spoken on behalf of God. A prophet or prophetess is one who is a spokesman for God. It is a divine utterance that comes from the Holy Spirit. (Note: Just as there are prophetic words from God, there are also false prophecies that the Lord warned us about in the Bible. In Matthew 7:15-16 Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits–.” We must prove the source of prophecy before accepting it as coming from the Lord). God is raising up many prophetic voices in the earth today. His gifts of prophecy are basically of two types. One is the “simple gift of prophecy” which every believer can express under the unction or direction of the Holy Spirit after they have been filled with the Holy Ghost.
The other is the “office gift” of the spirit which is given to a prophet or prophetess who is called to the “five-fold” ministry office as outlined in 1 Corinthians 12:28 which says “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” Also Ephesians 4:11-12 which says” And he gave some, apostles; and some prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
The basic difference between these two types is, the simple gift of prophecy is given to all spirit filled believers as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 14:31, “For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.” It is for the purpose of edification, exhortation and comfort as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 14:3, “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”
The “office gift” of a prophet or prophetess is given to speak to the body of Christ at large. The ministers who are called to the office of a prophet or prophetess will deliver messages also which include edification, exhortation and comfort but their messages can also be directive in nature and futuristic in content as well (Ephesians 4:11-15).
Presently God is leading His people with prophetic preaching and teaching. A prophetic movement is taking place in the world.
Betty Miller has written several books on other topics as well. To view titles or purchase those books click here: https://store.bible.com/
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