There are many times in our lives that we become jealous of others. Although, many believers will NEVER confess this to be so, I know it to be different. Jealousy is a dangerous spirit that is lodged very deep in the hearts of many believers. As we know through scripture, Joseph is one we all are familiar with. Jealousy was so deep in his brothers that they actually threw him in a pit.
TALKING ABOUT JEALOUS BRETHREN, WHEW!
As a side note, there are some things God will have people to do for you that they will not do for others. So, you must be careful in how much you share. There are some things that are for you to know and others to never find out. Jealousy can also attract people to what you have just for the sole purpose of devouring what you have only to put you back into the same position you was in before the blessing came into being.
GUARD YOUR FAVOR AND YOUR BLESSINGS!
Years ago, my bible mentor, asked me a question that many don’t want to fess up to because they want everyone to like them. Especially those in the household of faith.
I mean, can it even be said that other brothers and sisters in Christ can be jealous of one another? Unfortunately, yes.
My bible mentor asked, “You think everyone loves you, don’t you?” I was amazed and shocked at his question, however, it was a reality that everyone did not love me. Truth be told, it was those that were the closes to me that were jealous.
When exciting things would take place in my life, I would be eager to share the goodness of the Lord with them. I wanted them to know that God was able to do the same thing in their life just like He was doing in mine.
But was He?
See, the blessings of the Lord come by yielding and being obedient to the voice of the Lord daily. Some of my friends were not being obedient to the Lord. In fact, some of them were doing the complete opposite in secret while pretending before the crowd. They were making their OWN way while telling others look what the Lord has done.
I did not find out just how jealous they were until I found myself in situations that needed assistance. Then, my friends, were not there.
I asked the Holy Spirit “Where are the ones that said they loved me and are my friends?” He revealed to me that true friends are never jealous of their friends, but will lay down their lives for other another. I was learning what true friendship was all about through the Holy Spirit. All my life I did not know what true friendship truly looked like. I was calling people my friends when they were jealous and wanted what I had. They was not interested in seeing me progress further in life. Especially pass them! They were actually waiting to see me fall flat on my face without ever recovering.
Other times, the Lord revealed to me jealousy from people when favor is on your life. Sometimes favor can be on your life so strong that it appears like you never have to work hard. It is like all you have to do is show up and people will start blessing your socks off. What people don’t know is there are ministering spirits that go forth to stir people up and bring them to you. This is when you are walking in obedience to the WORD.
The word declares that angels of the Lord hearken to the command of the Word. When we abide in the word, we can ask or decree the word and the angels will go forth to bring it to pass in the life of the Believer. This is also why we must be careful with what we say because the angry birds of death are listening too. Death and life lie in the power or the enablement of the tongue. Our tongue by faith enables either angels of the Lord to work on our behalf and also it will enable the enemy to work on our behalf too. It is clearly up to us!
God want us to enjoy the favor He has already given us. We have to understand God gave us all favor as born again believers but we must live by the Word of God to see it activated in our lives by faith…DAILY!
Faith comes by hearing and by hearing the word of God. As we allow faith to take place in our heart then we will not have to be jealous of anyone including those that are of the household of faith. We will be walking in our own level of favor of prosperity and seeing the goodness of Jesus for ourselves.
Is this what you want?
Then allow God to uproot those angry birdies and go fly free…HAPPY!
BE A HAPPY BIRDIE NOT AN ANGRY ONE!
*And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 28:1;2 ESV
*Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.
Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV
*Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13 ESV
*If you abide in me and my word abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7 KJV
*Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Hebrews 1:14 NIV
*Bless the Lord, all His angels mighty in strength, who do His word, who hearken to the voice of His command.
Psalms 103:20 Berean Study Bible
*Death and life is in the power of the tongue: and those that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 18:21 KJV
So then faith comes by hearing, and by hearing the word of God.”Romans 10:17 NKJV