Walk in the Spirit: Correction

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During the seventy days of testing that occurs immediately following the celebration of Shavuot, it is clear that the testing will be associated with the spiritual increase YHWH has given you on Shavuot (Pentecost).

Our first three steps in the process of testing are 1) Direction, 2) Inspection and 3) Correction.  In order to successfully walk in the spirit using what YHWH gives us each year at Shavuot,  never think it strange when tests come.  In the book of James he directs our attention to the true intent of the spiritual increase received at YHWH’s appointed time of Shavuot.  It is YHWH’s intention to insure we can be trusted with the increase that he gives us.  The ability to function with the added or enhancement of the gift you have received is the object of the testing in this season.

This year on Shavuot YHWH blessed me with an increase and enhancement of my spiritual ear.  The first thing we are to look to is to know what it is that YHWH has blessed us with this year on Shavuot.  Pay close attention to any differences in your current spiritual gifts.  The weeks of meditation with our concentrated attention spent on where we are in our relationship with YHWH is a great place to begin when identifying your blessings.   YHWH is the same yesterday today and forever more.   When we intentionally honor the feast days we can trust FAITHFUL (YHWH ) to do what he ascribed for His people.   YHWH accompanies us on a forty-nine day journey of introspection and expectation of receiving from Him for His glory.   Now that our direction is clear we can look inside to identify what gift or enhancement thereof YHWH has given you to fulfill our purpose in Him.  The inspection of how the gift is used to function for YHWH as authentic ambassadors is the next realm of this testing season.  The personal inspection of what has changed or enhanced on Shavuot inside of you takes your attention to how you worship, praise and serve YHWH daily.

Once you recognize the newness in your inner man the test of its use will begin, or you will notice that you are experiencing YHWH a bit differently.  James and Peter actually encourages us to understand that this is a normal process we are subject to for the trying of our faith and trust in YHWH.  Why would anyone want someone working with them whom they cannot trust, Selah.  James describes the element of the trying of our faith ( or more appropriately defined as YHWH identifying our level of trust) as a process to welcome in walking with YHWH.

James 1:2-4

Regard it all as joy, my brothers, when you face various kinds of temptations; for you know that the testing of your trust produces perseverance. But let perseverance do its complete work; so that you may be complete and whole, lacking in nothing
Even gold is tested for genuineness by fire. The purpose of these trials is so that your trust’s genuineness, which is far more valuable than perishable gold, will be judged worthy of praise, glory and honor at the revealing of Yeshua the Messiah.
The third element to consider during this testing process is correction.  The gift or enhancement blessing will definitely be new to you.  A repetitive time of practice will require a period of correction to allow mistakes in getting used to the new dimension of what YHWH is doing and how He requires to use you with your added gift or the enhancement of a current gift.   The element of correction is an opportunity to increase your humility to match the increase in your spiritual gifting.  Humility is the first step in operating properly in any gift of the spirit. Therefore, when thinking of testing in the area spiritual gifting ones humility is the first challenge.   The correction may come in the form of humility forced as it relates to using ones spiritual gift or a combination of humility and the use of the gift, either way correction is necessary to understand the responsibility of the gift.
Here are few added pointers for leaders during this season of testing specifically in the area of correction:
1) Leaders who struggle with receiving correction themselves, forfeit their opportunity to correct others.
2) Any correction administered must be executed in love and meekness.  There are many strategies used to correct but it should never be conducted maliciously or in a manner that will embarrass or belittle the person.
3) Correction is always carried out to bring YHWH glory, not to prove someone as being right or wrong.
The Correction Check List
  • Will YHWH receive glory as an end result of the correction through all involved?
  • Will the correction cause the person to become better in their walk with YHWH?
  • Have you considered the proper environment for the correction?  An intended intervention can appear as an ambush.
  • Has the potential correction been weighed from various perspectives before addressing?
  • Examine the correction thoroughly be certain it is not simply a vain imagination, opinion or judgment.
  • What is the motive behind the correction?  Search yourself before YHWH prior to addressing a potential correction of one of His children.  The men who gathered to judge and accuse the adulterous woman found themselves stepping back due to their own hidden sins.   Remember correction is one thing but judgment is another and the only one who is able to judge another is YHWH.
Loving you enough to share the truth,
Prophetess C. C.
Walk in the Spirit: Correction

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