I make no excuses about who I’m in alignment with and who I am not in alignment with as an Apostle.
Scripture teaches us in Prov:27:17, ‘As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.’
Only being in right alignment will do this. Wrong alignment makes the ‘blade’ blunt, wearing it down, no sharpening takes place!
When we are aligned correctly we feel and sense it in our spirit, we are stirred, something awakens in us, fresh revelation comes easily and a prophetic atmosphere is set. That is an atmosphere for the future.
You never have to discredit anyone simply because you are not in alignment with them, but there is nothing wrong with people knowing.
In fact, I think it is important for people to know, because alignments can also change over time, simply because people change, or move in other directions.
We can love many but not everyone you are called to love or forgive are those you are called to walk in alignment with!
Jesus continually made clear where he stood and he publicly rebuked the Pharisees and he made clear the principles of the word concerning various ethical issues.
We have an obligation to be clear about this as Leaders.
Because doubt brings double-mindedness and scripture teaches that this leads to instability. (James 1:7-8)
To create stability there are some things that we must be clear on, and for me as a leader, alignment is one of them. Are there gray areas? Yes of course but alignment is not one of them!
Knowing who you are aligned with and making it known strengthens unity and solidifies covenants, because it is a form of speaking out a declaration.
Leaders, how will people know where you stand, or what you believe in if you don’t take a stand. I believe leaders have a responsibility to lead the way. People cannot follow what isn’t made clear.
The risk is that once you bring clarity to this, you WILL have people that oppose you. But you will also gather those that are likeminded toward you.
There is a ‘pharisee-a-cal’ element that has entered into the foundational Offices. It can evolve into a counterfeit spirit when not attached to the Vine and where or when there is no accountability.
Be watchful and test the Word and, as Matt 7 teaches, WATCH the FRUIT!
Leaders, we must seek first heavenly wisdom, and then speak so that what we speak out, is pure according to Scripture where it says in James 3:17 that the wisdom that comes from heaven is firstly pure then peace- loving.
(Ps: This has nothing to do with grace or mercy for those responders. So please don’t go there. Grace and mercy should always be a given – this is not that. You can have mercy and grace on those you are not in alignment with. – This is for and about ordained 5 Fold clergy & Apostles and Prophets, and their alignment with each other.)
Matt. 5:37 ‘Let your yes be yes, and your no be no!…’
Habakkuk 2:2 AMPC
“And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so PLAINLY upon tablets that EVERYONE who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as they hasten by.”
Apostle Deborah Bell
Lead Apostle, DGFC & DG Apostolic Network