Lech-Lecha, Lekh-Lekha, or Lech-L'cha (לֶךְ-לְךָ leḵ-ləḵā — Hebrew for "go!" or "leave!", literally "go for you"
Shalom to you all!
Yochanan and I receive a lot of questions concerning ministry or business. And today the Lord puts on my heart to share some issues of which we know, will help others who are at the beginning of the call the Lord has given them.
FIRST THINGS FIRST.
1. Are you sure the Lord has called you in ministry? Are you sure the vision you say you received is from the Lord?
2. If you are starting a business, and you are a believer, you need to seek the Lord. Perhaps He is just beginning with HIS road for you. And as He did with Avraham, He is telling you LECH L'CHA!
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Avraham had to leave everything behind! That does not mean you need to leave your house right now, but you need to leave YOUR way of thinking. (Acting as if G-d is not there! )
You need to learn to give Him the steering wheel into His capable hands. Your life is no longer yours!
What the Lord taught us, is that He always works slowly ( in our eyes) He takes things step by step!
When He gives you a vision, He may start with YOU first! He will lead you through the eye of the needle! We give HIM everything and crawl through the eye of the needle naked and with empty hands.
So, He will always have the first place in your life, and nothing else can become a golden calf!
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To follow our Lord starts with to leave yourself!
Please remember, our flesh will never be able to stand in His presence! So make the right choice!
As soon as you allow Him, ( He does not need our permission,) but the sooner you surrender, the better you understand His voice, the sooner your time of dying to self is becoming an adventure which you can enjoy!
And the moment you surrender, you will hear Him say: " THIS IS THE WAY NOW WALK ON IT."
He has a plan for your life! And as you rest in Him, He will lead you, on the road that He wants you to take.
When Yeshua takes the steering Wheel into His hands, He will take you on a journey. Perhaps He takes you on a path, which you would not have chosen yourself, but the outcome is safe! Just trust Him!
Many people make a massive difference between a ministry and a business. He has the whole world in His hands. And as we are His, so is our entire life!
Working or serving in His Kingdom is all about serving Him by helping others!
Ministry is a call He gives you, you receive a specific task, with some special orders, and most of the time you do not earn money, as He gave His word for free, you serve freely. And He puts in people’s hearts to serve Him, by serving you with a donation or other stuff to help. In our case, Yochanan has a regular job, so have the others in our team so that we can earn our own money. And Abba takes care of the rest!
Going into business is a different story, but again, follow His lead, also with earning money, and how to spend it! And, do not fall for the ways of the world!
When we read about Joseph, we see one small sentence:
Genesis 41: 14
So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, who was quickly brought out of the dungeon. After he had shaved and changed his clothes, he went in before Pharaoh.
Abba revealed to me the spiritual meaning behind this sentence.
Before He calls us to come to Him and receive a task, we have been washed in the blood of the Lamb, and our beard (which represents authority in the bible) is shaved, (removed) so HIS authority can replace it. (We rest in Him as He works through us)
If the Father calls you, He will take care that everything will fall in place. Be sure it is HIS vision and not your thoughts and plans. Because you will walk in profane fire. (Own passion and desires and own will instead of His)
First the PIT <> People will throw you in the PIT People***Prophets In Training
Then you go to Prison <> You learn to serve others in the worst circumstances
Palace <> Your place of Destiny