Jewels from Judy: Formulas
When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. John 9:6-7
Sitting with the Lord praying for healing, I hear Him say:
“Mankind loves formulas. Have you noticed that I did not adhere to formulas? Have you notices that many things I said, as is recorded in the Gospels, seem ambiguous? Why would I say something that would have dual or multiple meanings? Was I trying to confuse people on purpose?”1
“When I healed people or set them free from demonic forces, I did not use the same methods each time. A thorough study of this will often raise more questions than it answers. You ask Me why I didn’t make it more clear, and in a word, ‘formulas.’”
“When mankind gets a hold of what they believe to be a spiritual formula, they make it a law. I fulfilled the Law. The Law was to be a tutor, but what man does is make it a god.2 When laws are followed rigidly, My Spirit, the Spirit I died to send you, is not heeded. I clearly taught to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, but mankind continually looks for formulas that will work every time.3 That is not leaning in and trusting Me with all of your heart, but instead, leaning on your own understanding.”4
“So often when I move through a person, the one I move through takes what I’ve done and sets up a monument.5 They write that formula in stone and it becomes their ministry – not Mine. Long after I am done with it, these fleshly ministers are still trying to keep that formula working. For example, the people come for prayer and the minister lays hands on them, and they fall back into the waiting arms of a ‘catcher’. This is fine if this is Me, but do the Holy Scriptures reveal I am so predictable? Perhaps I am telling the person to STAND. Many times those who ‘stand for Me’ are thought of as being rebellious when actually the ones who fall are unwittingly disobedient. I say unwitting because they haven’t consulted Me, but are trusting in man’s leading. You see it is man (flesh) that has touched them, not I, and you know this is true because they come up the same as when they went down. If I touch someone, they do not come up the same!
“Mankind loves formulas. If someone was healed while being blown on, then some ministers will blow one everyone; if the sick were smacked in the forehead, then they smack everyone in the forehead. If someone was healed while singing a song, they keep singing that one song. You cannot begin a work in the Spirit and then maintain it by the flesh.6 The world watches the Church and sees the antics of man. Should not My own children be able to discern between what is of the flesh and what is of the Spirit? I Am the Shepherd of the sheep, and My sheep know My voice. If you don’t know My voice – lean into Me and let Me teach you through My word. I Am the Word made flesh.7 Learn My voice so that you are not misled.8 While I do move supernaturally, not all will understand it. Those who intimately know Me will have ears to hear and eyes to see. My supernatural presence and interactions will activate your fear, awe, deep reverence, respect, and worship of the Living God in the people!
“Some antics in the Church are as juvenile as the rituals some athletes go through before playing sports. This should not be. Superstitious athletes think if they once won a game wearing mismatched socks, they then purposely mismatch their socks to win. They try to manipulate the outcome with their socks! I did not call My Church to be superstitious! I called you to walk by faith and not by sight. Without faith it is impossible to please God.9 You can’t walk in faith and trust in formulas. These two are not congruent.”
Congruent: in agreement or harmony
1 Genesis 11:9
2 Matthew 5:17; Galatians 3:23-26
3 Acts 8:18; Romans 8:14
4 Proverbs 3:5
5 Matthew 17:4
6 Galatians 3:3
7 John 1:1-4; 1 John 2:27
8 Matthew 24:11, 24; John 10:1-5
9 2 Corinthians 5:7; Galatians 5:18; Hebrews 11:6
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