I believe this is a lesson Father wants me to learn and act upon:
I have a friend who has wonderful prophetic gifts.
Who also has a wonderful capacity to see where someone, especially professing Christians, are wrong. Especially where they are being hypocritical or falling short.
Such an ability can be used to judge, having been hurt and angered by what is seen. And then to do nothing to help them be fully restored.
Emotional healing is needed. Such a person needs to be restored. So they are free to minister in the love of Jesus rather than to judge.
I pray that such a friend, such a person, will come to Jesus to receive emotional healing. That I will have the wisdom to know how to intercede for such a person, and to know how to offer such emotional healing prayer with them. Then to exhort and encourage them to use their gifts to minister where they see need, where they see other Christians missing the mark.
Knowing what ministry is needed, such an ability and gifting can be used to exhort, teach and minister. To restore and redeem, in Jesus.
Knowing what a ministry target Father has on his heart.
For ministry. Not judgement.
Do you know such a person? Highly gifted, hurt and angry? Judgemental?
Who has been missing the opportunity to minister the love of Jesus; to heal, restore? To love, exhort and to teach?
I believe we are sent to extend the mission of Jesus and the Kingdom of God. To help redeem, reconcile and restore.
People may disappoint and even hurt us. Does Jesus want us to judge and leave those people in having missed the mark?
What does Jesus want such a prophetically gifted person to do?
Do you know such a person, or have such a friend?
I have been missing the mark. I have not interceded enough. I have not offered prayer for emotional healing in a way that speaks to my friend. I have not helped my friend – I just see what is missing and wrong.
I am missing the mark. I am sinning. I have the same kind of problem that my friend has. Oh, the irony of this!
Is the Kingdom of God meant to be a multi-level organization of judgement? Where we each see what is wrong with each other and then judge? Or a place where God calls us to do our own part to help create a multi-level Kingdom of restoration, where we each minister with love and joy?
Please pray that I receive every bit of healing and wisdom that I need. So I minister with and in the love of Jesus and see my friend restored. That I not judge. That I not do nothing.